August 5 – Week in Review

AG Schimel filed an emergency motion asking to stay the preliminary injunction in the Frank v. Walker voter ID case.

Federal District Judge Peterson struck down Wisconsin’s voter ID law late last week in One Wisconsin Institute v. Mark L Thomsen.    One Wisconsin Institute appealed. AG Schimel filed a motion to stay injunction.

Sen. Wirch is proposing legislation that “would require companies providing life insurance policies or annuity contracts to compare their records against Social Security’s “Death Master File” at least semiannually to determine whether a policyholder or annuitant has died and then take reasonable steps to contact the beneficiary and pay out the benefits.”

Gov. Walker announced the appointment of Linda Seemeyer to the Department of Health Services, who replaces Sec. Kitty Rhoades.  Interim Sec. Engles will resume deputy secretary duties.

Gov. Walker requested a federal disaster declaration for parts of northern Wisconsin in a letter to President Obama.

Gov. Walker sent a letter to agency heads regarding budget instructions for the 2017-19 budget.  Major budget policies here.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, August 9.  In a press release the Elections Commission describes five things to know.