June 24 – Week in Review

The week in review:

DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades passed away Saturday. Gov. Walker appointed DHS Deputy Secretary Tom Engels Interim Secretary. Gov. Walker letter to Deputy Sec. Engels.

WEDC named Coleman Peiffer Business and Investment Attraction Director.

The Great Lakes Compact Council approved City of Waukesha’s request to borrow Lake Michigan water. Waukesha Mayor Reilly release.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported that a memo regarding new civil service rules was sent to state employees.  The civil service reform law takes effect July 1. Senate Labor and Government Reform held a public hearing on State Civil Service Reform Implementation. WisEye Video.

Gov. Walker announced the finalists for the Wisconsin Supreme Court: Mark Gundrum, Thomas Hruz, Daniel Kelly.

Rep. Gannon has drafted the “Disarmed Citizen Compensation Act” (LRB-4963).  According to Rep. Gannon’s release “This bill will hold public places, mainly businesses, legally responsible for any harm to a guest, visitor or consumer on their premise that is injured by a weapon banned under a “No Weapons Allowed” policy posted at that same establishment.”

The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Milwaukee’s residency requirement saying, “Because Wis. Stat. § 66.0502 uniformly affects every city or village, it trumps section 5-02 of the City’s charter. As a result, Milwaukee may no longer enforce its residency requirement.”

Britain votes to leave the EU. Bloomberg.