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Tuesday September 18, 2018 - Updated 3:29pm

Governor

3:28pm
Gov. Walker. Foxconn bonus: Gov. Walker celebrates strategic agreements between Foxconn, the Ginseng Board Wisconsin, and Central Wisconsin Ginseng Producers.
10:46am
Gov. Walker. Requests FEMA assessments in 17 counties.

Budget

9:57am
DOJ. Budget request calls for crime lab reforms and system-wide investment in prosecutors, public defenders, and the courts.
9:33am
Rep. Sargent. Statement on eerily familiar DOR budget request.

12:11pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. AG Schimel wants $1.6M to hire more lab staff.
4:49am
U.S. News & World Report. Walker, Evers tout budget proposals in midst of campaign.
4:38am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Scott Walker seeks tax relief for seniors, parents in upcoming state budget.

Legislative

2:44pm
Rep. Bowen. MU Law Poll: Wisconsinites not fooled by Walker's bad Foxconn deal.
1:32pm
Joint Audit Cmte Co-Chairs Sen. Cowles and Rep. Kerkman. Work of Legislative Audit Bureau again affirmed. 
1:16pm
Sen. Nass. UW-Whitewater Chancellor Kopper should resign. 
12:06pm
Sen. Cowles. Kenosha breaks ground on first lead lateral replacement under new program.
10:51am
Rep. Hintz. Named as a Friend of Family Medicine.

2:39pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. UW opens new investigation into spouse of UW-Whitewater chancellor after latest harassment allegations.
10:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Experts: State bill on pre-existing conditions falls short of ACA protections.
4:35am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse area officials: Dark store loophole unfair to homeowners.

State Agencies

2:44pm
DHS. More cases of severe bleeding in Wisconsin linked to synthetic cannabinoids.
2:31pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Communities receive nearly $2.4 million for projects.
11:58am
AG Schimel. Joins bipartisan group of 56 attorneys general in urging Congress to renew legislation protecting women.
11:13am
DATCP. Hilrose Advent Anna-Red is 2018 Cow of the Year.
9:55am
DOT. Wisconsin State Patrol participating in national commercial motor vehicle "Brake Safety Week."
9:47am
Board on Aging and Long Term Care. Honored with 2018 Aging and Disability ACE Award.
9:46am
DOT. Gov. Walker announces $126,000 transportation award to Outagamie County to support new Air Wisconsin/United Express hangar.

2:36pm
U.S. News & World Report. Consultant uncovers host of problems at Wisconsin crime labs.
10:11am
Chicago Tribune. Before Foxconn got access to millions of gallons of Lake Michigan water, Wisconsin quietly gave small village even more.
4:58am
WISC. Wisconsin Elections Commission hires new staff aimed at increasing elections security.
4:37am
Sheboygan Press. Teen prison guard fired in incident that left teen brain damaged gets reinstated and nearly $30,000 in back pay.

Economy/Business

2:33pm
Foxconn. To grow Wisconsin-based ginseng brand and boost ginseng research and market development.

12:14pm
Reuters. China to penalize $60 billion of U.S. imports in tit-for-tat move.
5:11am
WKOW. Dairy farms struggle to stay open during financially stressful year.
4:42am
Bloomberg. Trump tariffs set stage for drawn-out trade battle with China.
4:40am
Reuters. China says it will retaliate after Trump imposes fresh tariffs.
4:32am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Foxconn to hire "a few hundred" employees within three months.
4:30am
WISC. 'When it comes down to it, farming is a business': Dairy farming rapidly declining in Wisconsin.

Environment/Outdoors

4:28am
WJFW. New hunting regulation starts place in October.

Statewide

12:07pm
DPW. BREAKING: Roads getting worse in Wisconsin under Walker.
10:47am
PDPW. 2018-19 Educational Programs & Events Calendar.
9:53am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Report: High-quality child care growing in Wisconsin, but access varies widely.
9:38am
TRIP. Wisconsin motorists lose $6.8 billion per year driving on roads that are rough, congested & lack some safety features - up to $2,300 per driver. Lack of funding will lead to further deterioration, increased congestion and higher costs to drivers. Report.

2:49pm
Appleton Post-Crescent. Wisconsin road woes cost drivers $6.8 billion each year, study says.
2:46pm
WiscNews. Flooding, tornado damage total reaches $232 million; Scott Walker wants federal help for 17 counties.
9:39am
Cap Times. National report: Half of Wisconsin's major roads are in poor or mediocre condition.

Courts

11:51am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Argues school choice busing case in Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Education

2:32pm
UW-Madison. And apple growers, bring data to the orchard.
2:28pm
One Wisconsin Now. Report: Bradley Foundation has spent $154 million on higher educational agenda.
9:56am
UW-Stout. Prent Packaging Laboratories dedicated, thanks to alumnus.
9:43am
UW-Madison. Stone survivors: Law School gargoyles reunited after nearly 70 years apart.

4:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker budget puts $5M toward STEM center at UW-Green Bay.
4:31am
Fox 11. New STEM building project at UWGB begins with ceremonial groundbreaking.

Local

11:54am
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. New Health Advisory Committee can spike citizen participation and engagement on critical issues.
11:52am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County 2018 youth sruvey results show positives.
10:44am
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. Voter participation package moves forward.
9:42am
WMC. Eau Claire County's attempt to block livestock facilities unlawful.

4:31am
WBAY. Brown County sees record-shattering heroin and meth seizures.

Congress

2:29pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Johnson. Introduce legislation to designate the Vel R. Phillips Post Office building in Milwaukee.
10:45am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Reforms pass Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support.
5:11am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on passage of opioid package.

5:09am
Politico. Congress' latest opioid bill won't solve the crisis.
4:46am
The Hill. Senate passes bipartisan bill to curb opioid crisis.
4:43am
USA Today. State Department to cap admissions of refugees fleeing war, violence and persecution at lowest point ever: 30,000.
4:39am
The Hill. Kavanaugh, accuser to testify publicly on Monday.
4:29am
WAOW. Schimel wants to know truth about Kavanaugh allegations quickly.

Federal Agencies

3:29pm
Washington Examiner. Big rigs may get bigger.

Politics

2:28pm
One Wisconsin Now. On Marquette University Law School Poll.
1:23pm
Marquette Law School Poll. New Marquette Law School Poll finds Evers, Baldwin with leads among Wisconsin voters. 
12:18pm
DPW. Bought and paid for: Vukmir collected $40K whlie pushing ALEC bills.
11:20am
NextGen America. Launches Black Lives Rising to increase black youth turnout in midterm elections.
11:16am
DPW. Condemns nasty, divisive attacks from Paul Ryan's Super PAC.
11:12am
Vukmir for U.S. Senate. Baldwin paid Hillary Clinton's lawyer $90,000 to 'fix' Tomah crisis.
9:58am
Toft for 3rd Congress. "Dregs of Society": Does Ron Kind agree?
9:54am
RPW. ICYMI: Tammy Baldwin tried to silence staffer after Tomah VA controversy.
9:51am
Grothman for 6th Congress. Releases first TV ad: "Yael"
9:41am
RPW. Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month.

2:42pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Marquette Poll: Tammy Baldwin opens wide margin over Leah Vukmir in Wisconsin U.S. Senate race.
2:35pm
Wisconsin State Journal. New Marquette poll finds Tony Evers leading Scott Walker in governor's race.
12:00pm
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Six months later Caleb Frostman & Andre Jacque are on the ballot, again.
11:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin official apologizes to opponent over flag flap.
4:44am
Fox 6. Cancer survivors spar in Wisconsin governor's race over protections for pre-existing conditions.
4:36am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Evers challenges Walker to quit targeting ACA.
4:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Democrats criticize Vukmir for vote against coverage for hearing aids, implants.

Monday September 17, 2018

Governor

4:47pm
Gov. Walker. Black Hawks heading to North Carolina to aid in Hurricane Florence relief.
3:53pm
Gov. Walker. Announces $3.6 million in Fast Forward Dual Enrollment Grants to help more than 1,000 teachers, 209 school districts.
2:02pm
Gov. Walker. Helps break ground on $15 million STEM Innovation Center at UW-Green Bay.

Budget

3:56pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Statement on K-12 education budget.
10:16am
Gov. Walker. Wisconsin is ready to win the 21st century: tax relief, worker training, children's health among Governor Walkers priorities in next state budget.

4:40am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers calls for nearly $1.7 billion hike in state funding for K-12 schools.

Legislative

4:56pm
Sen. Cowles. Helps break ground for new STEM Center.
1:48pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month.
1:44pm
Sen. Taylor. Congratulates Kimberly Sweets for first place at Edible Art Show.
10:24am
Rep. Hebl. Column: Fiscal irresponsibility rampant in Washington and Wisconsin.

11:44am
Racine Journal Times. Wirch, Wanggaard express concerns about Kimberly-Clark deal.
5:28am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Senate president says they need to act fast to keep Kimberly-Clark.
4:43am
Racine Journal Times. Walmart sent us a letter on 'dark stores,' and critics have responded.

State Agencies

1:18pm
DNR. Public meeting set on dregding at South Milwaukee.
10:21am
One Wisconsin Now. Another Brad Schimel blunder: Attorney General's pick to run Office of School Safety stands to personally profit from fund she oversees.

4:42am
Chippewa Herald. Critics call WisDOT's preferred plan for I-39/90 at Beltline 'brand-new bottleneck.'

Economy/Business

1:16pm
WMC. & Johnson Financial Group announce top 16 Coolest Things Made in Wisconsin.

1:52pm
CNBC. Kudlow says Trump has 'not been satisfied' with China trade talks, tariff announcement coming soon.
5:06am
Reuters. China says will respond if U.S. implements new tariffs.
5:01am
Yahoo Finance. Brutal map shows why U.S. farmers want Trump to 'end the trade war.'

Statewide

10:18am
WRA. August 2018 home sales report.

Education

3:57pm
UW-Stout. Interns, recent grads gain experience at acclaimed new gold resort.
3:17pm
UW-Madison. Construction begins on $133 million revamp of Chemistry Building.
2:03pm
UW-Madison. Vaccine opt-outs dropped - barely - when California added more hurdles.
2:01pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. And UW-Stevens Point partner to expand health-related majors, clinical training program.
1:21pm
Foxconn. Kicks off Fall 2018 Wisconsin College Career Fair recruitment program with "Foxconn Day" at UW-Milwaukee.
10:19am
UW-Platteville. Student surveys snake fungal disease at Eagle Valley Preserve.

Local

4:55pm
Madison Metro Sewerage District. Celebrate Pollution Prevention Week and help put our streams, rivers and lakes on a reduced-salt diet.
3:52pm
RENEW Wisconsin. Milwaukee gears up for bicycle tour.
1:17pm
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Milwaukee County Exec. Chris Abele to support veteran workforce development programs.

5:12am
Racine Journal Times. Discussions on new Racine County juvenile detention facility continue.
4:57am
Superior Telegram. County adopts stopgap for budget deficit.
4:41am
Portage Daily Register. Rash of overdose deaths don't surprise Columbia County first responders.

Congress

11:40am
One Wisconsin Now. Does Scott Walker still believe accused perpetrator of sexual assault Brett Kavanaugh fits criteria he looks for in judicial candidates?
11:39am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Gets the job done for Wisconsin shipbuilding in bipartisan defense spending bill.
5:17am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Members stress need for a strong Farm Bill.

2:11pm
Fox 11. The Latest: Sen. Baldwin calls Kavanaugh claims 'credible.'
1:54pm
Reuters. Trump adviser eyes entitlement cuts to plug U.S. budget gaps.
11:48am
AP. Sen. Johnson says panel should hear from Kavanaugh accuser.
4:47am
The Hill. Congress prepares to punt biggest political battles until after midterms.
4:45am
The Hill. Allegations throw Kavanaugh confirmation into turmoil.

Politics

3:55pm
Vukmir for U.S. Senate. Veterans choose Leah: Baldwin 'let down our brothers and sisters over at the Tomah VA.
1:42pm
DPW. Leah Vukmir voted against coverage for deaf children.
1:21pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Walker's bait and switch on pre-existing condition discrimination.
1:19pm
Steil for 1st Congress. VIDEO: Steil brings community together to solve problems in new ad.
11:38am
RPW. ICYMI: Rebecca Kleefisch sets record stratight, promises to protect those with pre-existing conditions.
10:22am
Walker for Governor. ICYMI: Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch are committed to continuing coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.
10:19am
Toft for 3rd Congress. Announces new radio ad.
10:15am
Vukmir for U.S. Senate. ICYMI: Leah Vukmir criticizes Baldwin's handling of VA controversy.
10:14am
Evers for Governor. WATCH: Tony Evers challenges Walker to drop lawsuit threatening pre-existing conditions protections.
5:20am
Anderson for Governor. Calls for the establishment of a Universal Open Enrollment program in Wisconsin.
5:18am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Dozens of state legislative candidates tell CC/WI of their support for ending partisan gerrymandering.
5:15am
Loudenbeck for 31st Assembly. Announces Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin endorsement.

2:16pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Democratic candidate: GOP lieutenant governor claim he knelt during anthem 'a lie.'
2:15pm
Cap Times. Unemployment and wages: Walker, Evers offer different visions for workforce, economic development.
2:05pm
U.S. News & World Report. Republican Super PAC attacks Bryce over arrest record.
11:49am
WEAU. Walker, Evers use budget proposals to score political points.
11:47am
U.S. News & World Report. Barnes says Kleefisch claims about kneeling are 'crazy.'
4:53am
WSAW. Walker campaign: Would call special session on insurance.
4:50am
Wisconsin Watch. How hackers could attack Wisconsin's elections and what state officials are doing about it.
4:49am
Fox 6. Debate over Wisconsin's roads features high-altitude attack ad over Lambeau Field.