Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Gun safety measures, access to safe and legal abortions, and other matters of public safety are top priorities for Attorney General Josh Kaul in 2023.

The attorney general says he proposed significant investments in public safety and will be advocating for those funds to go directly to local services like law enforcement and the office of school safety.

Kaul says the funding and adding universal background checks to gun laws will help curb the increase in statewide violence. Kaul also says he’s in the process of responding to a motion filed to dismiss the abortion ban lawsuit

“In the meantime, the best thing that we can do is have the legislature take action to repeal that 1849 ban. That happens, we would go back to the situation we were in prior to Roe v Wade being overturned, and that would restore access to safe and legal abortion in Wisconsin.”

Kaul says it will take a matter of months, possibly longer, for the case to play out.