— Gov. Scott Walker's administration plans to post
armed security guards at the entrances to the state
Department of Justice's Madison headquarters.
guards will go on duty beginning Sept. 1. A guard
has been stationed at a desk at the main lobby
entrance but doesn't carry a weapon.
Department of Administration spokesman Cullen Werwie
says the move is part of what he called a
"security upgrade" for the facility and
isn't part of a response to any specific threat.
Werwie declined further comment. DOJ spokeswoman
Anne Schwartz didn't immediately return email
building also houses the Assembly chief clerk's
office, the Legislative Technology Services Bureau
and the state law library.