WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Snowstorm making its way through state today
SULLIVAN - A winter weather advisory is in effect for a large portion of the entire state until 6 a.m. tomorrow.
The National Weather Service in Sullivan says about 2 to 4 inches of snow is expected for the southern part of the state, with up to six incest or more to the north. A meteorologist with NWS says blowing, drifting snow will make for hazardous road conditions and low visibility. A major snow storm system is moving from northern Missouri and southeast Nebraska, through Iowa and into Wisconsin today
A former employee is suing a Verona-based software company for allegedly not paying its employees overtime wages. The class-action lawsuit was filed on Friday by Evan Nordgren, a former quality assurance employee for Epic Systems. The suit claims about one thousand employees were denied overtime pay and did not fall under exemptions. A company spokesperson says the suit has no merit because the employees were on salary, not hourly. Nordgren’s attorney, William Parsons, believes there is a “significant” amount of money for back wages and fees involved.
Gun-rights advocates say they are preparing to challenge a Madison weapons ban on city buses. Wisconsin Carry Inc. says the new Metro Transit’s policy is under direct violation of the state’s concealed weapons law and infringes on a person’s right to carry. A spokesman for the group says someone with a concealed license was prohibited from bringing a gun on board a bus, sparking the court challenge. The group says it will file a challenge based on a concealed-carry law, signed by Governor Scott Walker in 2011.
A new YouTube video is sparking rumors that State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) is leaning towards a run for governor. In the video posted on Friday, Vinehout says her name would be “dominated” in conversations between friends and neighbors about who to vote for. She adds that the only way Democrats can win is if “we use people power instead of money”. If Vinehout runs, she would be the second Democrat to enter the race in 2014 – Madison school board member Mary Burke entered the race in October. (Link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBDXWAor9cA)