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Due to a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, Governor Tony Evers has declared a new public health emergency in addition to the previous emergency declaration made on July 30. This surge in cases has mostly affected people between the ages of 18 and 24, including those on college campuses and who have attended social gatherings. To address these concerns Gov. Evers also issued an executive order requiring Wisconsin residents who are five years old or more to wear masks or other face coverings whenever they are indoors or in enclosed spaces with people other than those in their household or family. Here is Gov. Evers' press release:

increase in COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin

Gov. Evers Declares New Public Health Emergency Due to Campus Outbreaks, Issues New Face Coverings Order

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today declared a new public health emergency in Wisconsin due to recent surge in cases among young people and issued a new face coverings order effective immediately. Executive Order #90 is available here. Emergency Order #1 is available here. Both orders are effective immediately and will expire after sixty days or with a subsequent superseding order. The governor previously declared a public health emergency under Executive Order #82, which remains in effect.

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Milwaukee civil law attorneyMilwaukee WI criminal defense lawyerBy Attorney Ray Dall’Osto and Attorney Erin Strohbehn

Wisconsin once again is facing a misguided attempt to stop practical and essential public health measures and overturn orders issued by Governor Evers and his administration to help Wisconsin get through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, our state supreme court (unlike courts in almost every other state) did just that by a 4-3 majority earlier this Spring. Now, a conservative law group has filed a suit seeking to overturn the Governor’s mask order.

An article in Harvard Law Today from May 2020, written by Peter Brann, the former Maine state solicitor, and James Tierney, a former Maine attorney general, says it all. 

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government license, liquor license, Milwaukee, government license lawyers, business liquor licenseThe sale of alcoholic beverages can be a great way for a store, restaurant, bar, or nightclub to generate revenue. However, before doing so, the establishment must obtain a liquor license. In Wisconsin, the requirements for obtaining this type of government license are very strict. Business owners can avoid being penalized for a license violation by following the correct procedures.

Types of Wisconsin Liquor Licenses

In Wisconsin, liquor licenses are issued by local cities, towns, or villages. While different municipalities may have their own specific types of licenses, they generally fall into one of three categories:

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