MADISON - The Senate's health committee is expected to vote on a bill Tuesday that would require opiate dispensers to enter prescriptions in a statewide database within 24 hours; create methadone and pain clinic registries; and require treatment programs that use methadone to report the number of people receiving the medication, plans for tapering patients off it and relapse rates.
WASHINGTON - A House Republican conservative leader says the group would "look favorably" on Janesville Congressman Paul Ryan if he runs for speaker.
Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio says his group is sticking with its endorsement of Florida's U.S. Representative Daniel Webster. That's unless Ryan reconsiders and decides to run to succeed retiring Speaker John Boehner.
MILWAUKEE - Defense lawyers for the owners and operators of a suburban Milwaukee gun shop say their clients shouldn't be held liable for injuries inflicted upon a pair of police officers who were shot with a gun sold at the store.
James Vogts and Wendy Gunderson said in closing arguments Monday that their clients were deceived by a straw buyer who purchased a gun for someone else, even though he knew it was illegal to do so.
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