Wisconsin

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Health officials are investigating how the Seoul virus infected eight people in Wisconsin and Illinois.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says these individuals had direct contact with rats at Illinois and Wisconsin rat breeding facilities.

Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Nirav Shah says the virus isn't a danger to the general public because of its  limited ability to spread.  

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Wisconsin residents could be eligible for a refund if they bought milk or milk products in the state from 2003 to present. That’s because of a price-fixing lawsuit settlement.

The National Milk Producers Federation allegedly conspired to kill cows through Cooperatives Working Together to improve milk prices. That’s according to the 2011 antitrust lawsuit.

Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature are circulating a bill to legalize medical marijuana.

The proposal by state Sen. Jon Erpenbach and Rep. Chris Taylor comes after Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he would be open to the idea.

Republicans have typically been against any attempts to legalize marijuana.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he is against medical marijuana. And Gov. Scott Walker also says he opposes it.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Wisconsin could make billions of dollars if the state started charging tolls for drivers to use its interstate highways. That’s according to a recent study.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has appointed a new transportation secretary as he gears up for a budget battle over how to pay for roads.

Walker announced Tuesday that he has appointed Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dave Ross to serve as secretary of the Department of Transportation. Ross replaces Mark Gottlieb, who plans to resign effective Jan. 6.

Walker's announcement didn't offer any explanation for Gottlieb's resignation. Walker spokesman Tom Evenson said in an email to The Associated Press that Gottlieb plans to retire.

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