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Friday July 31, 2015 - Updated 6:08pm

Governor

2:41pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints District II Court of Appeals judge.

4:03pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker appoints chief legal counsel to appeals court.
4:01pm
Janesville Gazette. Walker taps his chief attorney to serve as appellate court judge.

Legislative

4:54pm
Sen. Gudex. Statement on bill removing legislators from the WEDC board.
4:53pm
Sen. Lassa. Gudex-Hutton bill removes legislative oversight of WEDC.
1:02pm
Sen. Taylor. Announces Senate District 4 national night out.
10:39am
Reps. Ohnstad, Kerkman; Sen. Wirch. Kenosha area legislators introduce good samaritan bill.

4:02pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State finances a head scratcher? Here's some budget clarity.
5:29am
Beloit Daily News. Citizens loud on records: Loudenbeck's office flooded by complaints.
5:10am
WISN. Wisconsin state senator drafts bill to regulate exotic pets.

State Agencies

1:01pm
DNR. Public hearings and meetings August 3-9, 2015.
11:04am
DOR. Statement of changes in equalized values - 1999 through 2014.
10:43am
DOR. Preliminary statement of changes in equalized values for 2015 - expanded version.
10:36am
GAB. Issues polling place accessibility report.
8:54am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, August 3-7.
5:24am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

5:45am
WISC. Staff shortages, forced OT raise questions about Portage prison.
5:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Reorganization holds promise, but agency needs more employees.

Statewide

12:49pm
Working Families Party. Launches in Wisconsin.
10:37am
Wisconsin Wins with Natural Gas Vehicles. Finally, the feds give natural gas vehicles a fair deal on taxes.
8:52am
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. Welcomes new legislative director.

5:47am
USA Today. Army faces recruit deficit, may miss '15 goal.

Courts

2:24pm
District III Court of Appeals. Albert D. Moustakis v. State of Wisconsin Department of Justice.

6:08pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge dismisses Shirley Abrahamson suit to regain chief justice role.
6:04pm
Wisconsin Watchdog. Federal judge dismisses Shirley Abrahamson's civil rights case.
3:59pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawsuit alleges public schools violating Americans with Disabilities Act.

Education

4:19pm
MPS. To celebrate state of year-round schools building on past achievements and focused on future successes.
12:42pm
UW-Stout. Industrial design students take top two awards in contest.
10:35am
UW-Stout. Faculty awarded apparel professorship, engineering endowments.
9:50am
UW-Madison. Urban Horticulture Day set for Aug. 15.
9:47am
UW-Extension, UW System, WEDC. Deadline is approaching for SBIR Advance grant.
5:25am
MPS. Board approves Milwaukee Excellence Charter School proposal.

5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW-Madison, two-year campuses hope to increase associate degree holders.

Local

4:01pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule August 3-9, 2015.
4:00pm
Milwaukee Alderman Hamilton. Invites residents to participate in vacant lot challenge.
9:51am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Venture investor to discuss NEW Capitol Fund at WIN-Northeast Aug. 20 luncheon in Appleton.
9:49am
Milwaukee County Transit System. The Best Ride to the Wisconsin State Fair.
5:23am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Welcomes new County Board Chair.

4:04pm
Chippewa Herald. Largest sand mine plans draw comments.
5:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Paul Soglin proposes time limit on benches, sidewalks Downtown.
5:02am
Appleton Post Crescent. Demonstrators rally over Planned Parenthood videos.

Congress

1:13pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. U.S. Senate votes Monday to defund nation's largest abortion provider.
12:44pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces bipartisan, bicameral bill to protect American intellectual property.
9:46am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on Pentagon actions to increase safety and security at military facilities.
6:06am
U.S. Reps. Sensenbrenner, Davis. Reintroduce the Second Chance Reauthorization Act.

5:51am
USA Today. Family planning budgets in crisis before Planned Parenthood controversy.

Federal Agencies

6:08am
Reuters. Pentagon chief gives nod to arm more troops in U.S. after shooting.
5:01am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Whistle-blowers blast new VA watchdog.

Politics

4:17pm
Bloomberg. Wisconsin roofing billionaire is top donor to Walker super-PAC.
5:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Club for Growth leader calls for higher campaign contribution limits.

Thursday July 30, 2015

Governor

5:46am
Chippewa Herald. Governor sets special election to fill open Assembly seat.
5:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's office pushed for language to gut open records law.
5:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. Email links Scott Walker to open records changes.

Legislative

4:39pm
Reps. Steineke, Nygren. Column: Arena deal will help fund Wisconsin's priorities.
10:10am
Sen. Risser. Weekly Democratic radio address.
5:29am
Wisconsin Urban & Rural Transit Association. "Transit preparing to meet state fiscal challenges...and several new service opportunities."

5:15am
Chippewa Herald. Media advocates: Law doesn't need changes for body cameras.
5:14am
Cap Times. Attorney: 'I would not trust this Legislature to do the right thing' with open records laws.

State Agencies

2:48pm
DNR. Head to horicon for grand opening of Explorium at Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center.
1:44pm
DPI. Income eligibility guidelines announced for school and day care meals.
9:26am
One Wisconsin Now. New research: WEDC is four years of failure.

5:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Critics question DNR's reorganization plan.

Economy/Business

9:38am
Bureau of Economic Analysis. Gross Domestic Product: Second Quarter 2015.

5:04am
Duluth News Tribune. Rising global debt is increasing the risk of another financial crisis.

Statewide

4:08pm
DPW. Statement on the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid.
2:46pm
U.S. Gain. Core-Mark and U.S. Gain celebrate opening of fourth GAIN station.
11:54am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Latest Planned Parenthood sting video shows ugly reality of dismemberment abortions.
11:41am
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin. Rolls out new services for older adults and people with disabilities.
11:15am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Medicare and Medicaid 50th anniversary: Vital programs have expanded freedom across Wisconsin.
11:15am
Covering Kids & Family Wisconsin. Happy 50th anniversary Medicare and Medicaid!

Courts

12:11pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Asks judge to declare state's open enrollment program in violation of federal disability law.
10:07am
District IV Court of Appeals. Braylon Seifert v. Kay M. Balink.
10:06am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Albert J. Chagnon.

5:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Prosser defends not recusing himself from John Doe ruling. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Education

11:34am
Marquette University. Dr. Jeremy Fyke recipient of Way Klingler Young Scholar Award.
10:56am
UW-Madison. Veterinary medical researcher honored for lifetime achievement.
10:13am
UW-Madison. New online tool to get Madison lakes on the map - and in the forecast.

5:21am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. School vouchers could boost property taxes.
5:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Number of Wisconsin high schoolers getting college credit early has almost doubled since 2010.

Local

3:27pm
Milwaukee County Transit System & ATU Local 998. Statement on contract negotiations.
3:02pm
Village of Richfield. Receives 'Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.'
2:05pm
Milwaukee County Board. Lipscomb elected chairman of Milwaukee County Board.
11:35am
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. County surplus funds should be reinvested.
10:04am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Abs and apps: Innovation in sports, rec tech is topic of Aug. 18 WIN-Madison luncheon.
5:30am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. National Night Out on the Parks.

5:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Menominee tribal leader makes case for legalizing marijuana.
5:05am
Milwaukee Business Journal. County committee meets on Milwaukee Bucks land deal, but told discussion was moot.

Congress

1:43pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on federal highway funding.
12:40pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To visit Dodge and Jefferson Counties.
10:09am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Stands up for charitable organizations.
10:08am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Now is the time for criminal justice reform.
9:11am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on 50th anniversary of Medicare.
5:27am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Continues fight for veterans.

5:52am
The Hill. House passes three-month highway bill.
5:08am
The Hill. Senators wrap DHS cyber bills together in bid for floor time.

Federal Agencies

12:48pm
La Crosse Tribune. Government finds health law co-ops awash in red ink.

Politics

11:44am
USA Today. Scott Walker had his own email controversy.
5:54am
Reuters. Harley an awkward ride for 'union-busting' Republican Walker.

 

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