Evers signs bill adding circuit court branches

Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill Thursday in Wausau creating a dozen new branches of the state's circuit court system.

The governor enacted the measure at the Wisconsin Court of Appeals District Three office.

"Our justice system has been doing more with less for far too long, and today we are taking another step in ensuring that our justice system is operating efficiently and best serving our communities," Evers said.

The governor hailed the bipartisan effort in the Legislature to pass the act.

The new branches will begin operation Aug. 1, split evenly between 2021, 2022 and 2023.

The new branches represent the first expansion of the circuit court system since 2010, according to the governor's office.

The law allows the director of state courts to decide which counties get the new branches.

To read more go to WKOW https://wkow.com/2020/03/05/evers-signs-adding-circuit-court-branches/

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