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#LocalGovMatters – Water Quality

This week Gwyn interviews three legislators and one village administrator about water quality issues in Wisconsin. Gwyn starts off the...
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#LocalGovMatters – Property Taxation

This week on #LocalGovMatters Gwyn talks with Rob Henken, President of the Wisconsin Policy Forum about their recent report Dollars and Sense, Is it time for a new municipal financing framework in Wisconsin?...
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Monday March 25, 2019 - Updated 10:58am

Governor

5:09am
Sen. Jacque. Gov. Evers decimates Domestic Abuse Advisory Council.

4:41am
The Hill. Wisconsin Dem governor removes 82 Scott Walker appointees added during lame-duck session.
4:40am
Cap Times. Following judge's ruling, Tony Evers rescinds 82 Scott Walker appointees approved in lame-duck session.
4:28am
WEAU. Gov. Evers set to tour flood damage in Trempealeau Co.
4:28am
U.S. News & World Report. Hope for gubernatorial pardons renewed in Wisconsin.

Budget

9:26am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Proposed state budget addresses several investment needs but taps reserves to do so.
9:25am
UW-Eau Claire Student Senate. Science building funding to be decided in coming weeks by the Joint Finance Committee.

4:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers says GOP's rejection of capital budget creates uncertainty for private donors.
4:42am
La Crosse Tribune. At UW-La Crosse, Gov. Tony Evers digs in heels on capital budget.
4:36am
Racine Journal Times. GOP shows room for compromise in state budget, but promises it will shrink.
4:35am
WKOW. Business group concerned with proposal to close "dark store" loophole.

Legislative

10:38am
Speaker Vos. Announces members of Task Force on Suicide Prevention.
9:28am
Rep. Anderson. We've gone 1,909 days without expanding Medicaid.

5:02am
Governing. Police body cameras aren't having the effects many expected.
4:37am
WEAU. Bill would permanently remove "R-word" from state's administrative code.

State Agencies

10:58am
AG Kaul. Expands efforts to fight opioid epidemic; joins multistate investigations of opioid distributors.
10:37am
DOT. Governor Evers welcomes 16 new Wisconsin State Patrol officers.
10:36am
Wisconsin Lottery. $2 million Powerball ticket sold in Racine.
9:21am
WEDC. Approves tax credits for new Amazon facility in Oak Creek.

4:30am
Chippewa Herald. 1998 law to speed approval of utility projects creates challenge in controversial power line case.

Economy/Business

4:27am
AP. Survey: Business economists see slowdown in growth this year.

Courts

4:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Taxpayers to spend up to $100,000 for attorneys even if effort to join abortion lawsuit fails.
4:38am
WTMJ. Appeals court delays Wisconsin lame duck law ruling.
4:34am
CBS 58. 'A bad precedent': Wisconsin's lame-duck battle.

Education

10:34am
UW-Madison. New mechanism of action found for agricultural pesticide fludioxonil.

Congress

10:39am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Pressing for answers on reports of efforts to weaken contamination standards for PFAS.
4:52am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Special Counsel findings.

4:51am
Beloit Daily News. Pocan talks to students about climate change, student debt.
4:39am
WJFW. Rep. Duffy supports Trump's national emergency declaration.
4:36am
Fox 11. Connect to Congress: Grothman talks border wall, Trump veto and Mueller.
4:26am
Fox 6. 'Everybody's been holding their breath:' Wisconsin politicians react to Mueller's findings.
4:25am
AP. Analysis: A cloud lifts over Trump, but at a cost.

Politics

9:18am
Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Raises over $860,000 in 6 weeks.
4:54am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. TONIGHT: Town hall meeting in La Crosse - recusal rules & voter turnout in April 2nd WI Supreme Court election.

4:33am
The Hill. Trump mounts Rust Belt defense.
4:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Brian Hagedorn, Lisa Neubauer face off for 10-year term on Supreme Court.
4:32am
WiscNews. Brian Hagedorn seeks to extinguish partisan influence on court.
4:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Lisa Neubauer wants to restore confidence in high court.

Friday March 22, 2019

Governor

4:38pm
Gov. Evers. Letter to Senate Chief Clerk Renk regarding withdrawal of appointments.

Budget

4:54am
State Senate Democratic Committee. Sen. Patrick Testin votes against vital building projects.

5:03am
WEAU. State Building Commission's decision impact on Phillips Science Hall project.
4:35am
WEAU. Future of some UW System buildings up in the air after committee vote.
4:32am
WKOW. Dane Co. officials plan to convince lawmakers to invest in Alliant Energy expansion.
4:26am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Officials confident UW-EC will still get funding for science building.
4:25am
Janesville Gazette. Three area construction projects face uncertain future.
4:21am
WQOW. How would repealing the minimum markup law impact gas prices?

Legislative

4:51pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Opposes tax dollars for private attorneys.
4:40pm
Rep. Hebl. Statement on lame duck lawsuit decision.
11:54am
Sen. Marklein. Column: I heard "roads," "roads," "water," "roads!"
9:42am
Rep. Hebl. Circulates bill to join Wisconsin into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
9:35am
Rep. Edming. (Updated) Announces first round of budget listening sessions.
9:31am
Rep. Pronschinske. Agriculture unites us all.

2:26pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republicans hire outside attorneys in abortion lawsuit.
4:58am
LA Times. California among states considering caregiver tax credits. 
4:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Medicaid work rules harm hospitals, study finds.

State Agencies

3:07pm
DOR. Brings back the Wisconsin Economic Outlook.
1:55pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Powerball jackpot at $625 million, 4th-highest in history.
9:42am
DMA. Incident Report #7 - March 2019 Flooding.
4:51am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

4:32am
WISC. Technology company sued by state claims ETF wrongfully terminated contract, will seek damages.

Economy/Business

2:31pm
Bloomberg. U.S. posts largest-ever monthly budget deficit in February. 
4:34am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin unemployment dips below 3% despite flat job growth in February. WAOW.

Statewide

11:52am
Wisconsin Counties Association. Forward Analytics to provide quality, non-political research with ultimate goal of good public policy.

2:27pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Spring flooding has cost local governments $2M so far.

Courts

4:46pm
District III Court of Appeals. The League of Women Voters v. Tony Evers - order.
9:28am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Diann P. Burton.
4:51am
350 Madison. The Wisconsin Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Enbridge v. Dane County.

3:05pm
La Crosse Tribune. GOP lawmakers ask appeals court to reverse ruling halting laws limiting powers of Tony Evers, Josh Kaul.
2:25pm
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Evers, groups ask to be heard in lame-duck stay.
4:46am
The Hill. Wisconsin withdraws from multistate lawsuit seeking repeal of ObamaCare.
4:38am
Cap Times. Evers moves to withdraw state from ACA lawsuit after judge blocks lame-duck laws, reviews other options.
4:34am
WXOW. The Latest: Democrats want to stop paying outside attorneys.
4:29am
New York Times. Wisconsin judge blocks Republicans' move to limit Democratic governor's power. Washington Post.
4:20am
U.S. News & World Report. Gerrymandering lawsuits are pending in a dozen states.

Education

11:53am
UW-Platteville. To host an evening with Rick Hess.

4:19am
AP. Trump orders colleges to back free speech or lose funding.

Local

4:12pm
Milwaukee Ald. Witkowski. Statement following March 22 special Public Safety and Health Committee meeting.
2:21pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County selects firm from Alliant Energy Center to coordinate zoo concessions, attractions.
2:20pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County formally extending job offers to all on-grounds zoo society employees.
1:56pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Seeking applicants for Public Safety Officer positions.
4:53am
Milwaukee County Sup. Nicholson. Appointed to the Milwaukee Public Museum Board of Directors.

4:29am
WISN. Milwaukee County Board passes resolution to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses.
4:23am
Kenosha News. County supervisor says Highway KR concerns are justified.

Congress

2:19pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. President Trump discusses WILL lawsuit at White House.