Interest rate limits in the United States are one of the oldest forms of consumer protection. These limits are called usury laws, and they’ve existed for centuries. At the time of the American Revolution, every state in the Union had interest rate limits. That’s according to Lauren Saunders, Associate Director of the National Consumer Law Center, […]
In Wisconsin, a survivor of sexual assault receiving medical attention is offered a rape kit. If they chose to report the assault to the police, the rape kit goes to the cops to be used in their investigation. If they choose not to report, the kit is held in storage for 10 years. Wisconsin’s top […]
On Wednesday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced that he is allocating $80,000 in his budget for the upcoming year for services that help victims of sex trafficking. Parisi says he decided to set aside this money after speaking with Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul, who earlier this year announced his intent to increase efforts […]
States across the country are investigating tech giant Google for anticompetitive practices. On Tuesday, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced that he would be joining 49 other attorneys-general in an investigation of the tech giant. WORT reporter Martin Rakacolli has the story. (Photo credit: Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash)
Wisconsin joins more than 40 other states trying to hold drug companies responsible for the nation’s opioid epidemic. Attorney General Josh Kaul announced the suit from the State Capitol this morning, saying that Purdue Pharma used deceptive marketing to mislead doctors, downplaying the risk of addiction. “Because what our suits allege is that the […]
After the race for Wisconsin’s next Attorney General was neck and neck all night, we have a winner. And it’s Democrat Josh Kaul, former federal prosecutor and son of the former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager. Kaul announced victory the morning after the elections, and WORT News Director Molly Stentz was there.