MADISON - Outgoing Gov. Scott Walker is giving outgoing Attorney General Brad Schimel a job as a judge.
Walker announced Tuesday that he appointed Schimel as a Waukesha County circuit judge. Walker said Schimel has shown a commitment to the rule of law and will faithfully serve the state as a judge.
Schimel is a former Waukesha County district attorney.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Schimel will replace Judge Patrick Haughney, who announced plans to resign earlier this fall. Walker's office hasn't' released a list of applicants for the position. It's unclear when Schimel will start.
State Department of Justice spokeswoman Rebecca Ballweg didn't immediately reply to an email.
The appointment comes a day after Schimel conceded defeat to Democrat Josh Kaul in the Nov. 6 election. Walker lost to Democrat Tony Evers.
MILWAUKEE - City and county officials in Milwaukee have released a list of recommendations to fight overdose deaths caused by drugs, which include increasing access to resources and education efforts.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the City-County Heroin, Opioid, and Cocaine Task Force's recommendations include developing safe needle exchange programs, offering rapid drug testing kits and creating incentives to encourage property owners to rent to recovering patients.
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