On Air Now

Current Show

America Now with Andy Dean   8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Call America Now at 877-927-2639 between 5pm and 8pm

Show Info »

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 550 AM Wausau, WI 99.9 FM Stevens Point, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
40° Feels Like: 33°
Wind: WNW 13 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0.26”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Rain 37°

Tomorrow

PM Showers 58°

Sat Night

Partly Cloudy 31°

Alerts

Ex-Rep. Sheryl Albers drops lawsuit after federal judge ruling

by

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Former state Representative Sheryl Albers has dropped her federal lawsuit which claimed that she was not hired for a non-partisan state job because she served as a Republican.

Albers cried foul after former Democratic finance co-chair Mark Pocan did not hire her for a clerk’s job with the Joint Finance Committee in 2009.

State attorneys argued that her previous record as a legislator disqualified her because of her history of partisanship. But her attorney now says her case is more difficult to win because of a recent federal judge’s ruling.

Judge Barbara Crabb of Madison said it was okay for a government employer to consider a job applicant’s record of partisan activity in a hiring decision.

Albers then withdrew the lawsuit – as well as a pair of discrimination complaints filed with state and federal employment panels.

She represented the Reedsburg area in the Assembly for 18 years, ending in 2009. 

Comments