Scott Walker Signs Stricter OWI Law

Appleton Post-Crescent (Wis.), Apr. 25, 2016–Marley, Patrick; Spicuzza, Mary

The legislation Walker signed Monday follows a 2015 unanimous state Supreme Court decision upholding a 2012 law that strengthened Milwaukee’s hand in dealing with zombie homes. In that case, justices said that when a court declares a foreclosed property to be abandoned, the lender must offer it for sale. Foreclosed properties are auctioned off at sheriff’s sales and lenders often buy the properties themselves.