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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Issues Statement on the Passing of Dick Wheeler


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued the following statement today upon learning of the passing of veteran State Capitol journalist Dick Wheeler:


“First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers go out to Dick's family; particularly Gwyn, Diane and his very special grandchildren.


Dick Wheeler was a Wisconsin institution. From the state's policy makers to its citizens, Dick's work informed us all. Charming and at times irascible, Dick both reported on and impacted state government. A consummate professional, Dick was often counselor and friend. Wisconsin and his Capitol family will miss him.”