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Friday June 23, 2017 - Updated 5:08pm

Governor

5:08pm
Gov. Walker. Highlights economy, workforce development investments in Milwaukee.
1:35pm
Gov. Walker. Signs legislation to change procedure for law enforcement dogs.
12:37pm
Sen. Cowles, Rep. Jacque. 'Ruff' burden on law enforcement removed by bill.
11:02am
Gov. Walker. Signs two bills into law in Star Prairie.
10:55am
Gov. Walker. Celebrates 74th Annual Badger Girls State.

11:26am
WISC. Gov. Walker signs fish farm, gas price bills.

Budget

11:06am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Scott Walker touts K-12 funding bill in Holmen; local educators push back.
4:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Democrats on state budget committee propose K-12 funding plan. Cap Times.
4:35am
WXOW. Governor Walker discusses healthcare, education.

Legislative

12:34pm
Rep. Krug. Votes to protect Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions.
6:10am
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Bi-partisan group of legislators introduce bill to prevent teen dating violence.
6:08am
Rep. Berceau. Democratic Weekly Radio Address: "No Campus Gag Rule."
6:04am
City of Wisconsin Rapids. Approves resolution in support of SB-291/AB-387 and SB-292/AB-286.
6:01am
Sen. Taylor. Milwaukee's urban orchards continue to grow.
5:59am
Sen. Taylor. Provides a plan to rebuild the relationships between law enforcement and the communities in which they serve.
5:57am
Rep. Zimmerman. Legisaltors unveil "Data-Distracted" driving bill.

11:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New Wisconsin law allows delivery robots on sidewalks.
4:51am
Cap Times. Wisconsin craft beverage industry forms alliance to battle distributors' efforts.
4:47am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly GOP slips pre-existing condition protection into late-night bill.
4:44am
Cap Times. Opponents of Wisconsin campus speech bill say Republicans are hostile to free expression, UW.
4:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County Board urges state Legislature to create nonpartisan redistricting panel.
4:37am
La Crosse Tribune. Lawmakers want tougher penalties for using smart phones while driving.
4:35am
WJFW. Assembly bill creates electronic database for pharmacists selling drug used in methamphetamine manufacturing.

State Agencies

5:06pm
DOJ. Files lawsuit against Midwest Auto Recycling, LLC and its 10 related businesses for fraudulent misreprentations and unfair billing practices.
12:39pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, June 26-July 2.
10:11am
AG Schimel. Continues 72-county tour to discuss public safety in Barron and Douglas Counties.
6:07am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

4:46am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: DNR presence at State Fair beneficial.
4:31am
WQOW. Digging Deeper: "Untested."

Economy/Business

6:39am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Foxconn a good fit for Wisconsin.
4:53am
U.S. News & World Report. Foxconn expects to expand.
4:37am
Milwaukee Business Journal. City of Milwaukee's jobless rate at lowest level in more than 25 years.

Environment/Outdoors

11:44am
Fox 6. Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan.

Statewide

3:04pm
PDPW. To host Dairy Professional Development Trainings in July.
10:43am
Quarles & Brady. Launches interactive timeline of its 125 years of history.

4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State, feds on different courses to upgrade dams.
4:33am
WFRV. Lake Michigan water levels approach highest in decades.

Courts

5:07pm
Sen. Johnson. Statement on Lincoln Hills federal court ruling.
8:39am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Philip A. Sheperd.

11:29am
Fox 11. Judge orders changes at Wisconsin juvenile prisons.
11:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. Inmates' attorney: DOC knows practices harm teens, uses them anyway.
11:17am
USA Today. Supreme Court rules against Wisconsin family's property rights claim.
11:15am
Beloit Daily News. The Latest: Wisconsin AG asks court to review Dassey ruling.
4:57am
Beloit Daily News. A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case.
4:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal judge signals he'll order major changes at Lincoln Hills because of treatment of teen inmates.
4:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Judge: Lincoln Hills' problems too severe to let state 'take its time' to fix.
4:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court votes to keep more meetings behind closed doors.
4:32am
WBAY. "Making a Murderer": Dassey attorneys working to secure his release.

Education

3:03pm
Wisconsin High School Clay Target League. Hunter Strenke, Boscobel High School take home top honors at 2017 state tournament.
12:36pm
UW-Madison. Plan tests ancient Chinese tradition to help elders with balance.

4:56am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin varsity basketball teams to go on shot clock.

Local

1:37pm
Waukesha County Dept. of Emergency Preparedness. To participate in large-scale emergency training course.
11:09am
Racine Mayor Dickert. Veterans outreach presents at national conference.
10:17am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Probationary CO arrested for firing weapon in apartment.

11:32am
Milwaukee Biz Times. New data shows Milwaukee County aging, losing younger residents.

Congress

3:03pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Talks health care on CNN's 'Wolf.'
1:45pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan days after introduces legislation demanding Trump administration take the next step to stop the spread of this invasive species.
1:36pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Column: Answering your social media questions.
12:38pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. President Trump signs Baldwin-backed bipartisan VA accountability reform into law.
12:35pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Applauds Army Corps for extending comment period on plan to dredge Mississippi River.
10:37am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce legislation to protect servicemembers and families from financial shams.
6:02am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. U.S. Senate health care bill falls short.

11:22am
Reuters. Trump signals he will work with Republican holdouts on health bill.
4:44am
The Hill. Lawmakers unveil bill to set 355-ship Navy.
4:41am
The Hill. GOP senator: I would not call this 'Obamacare repeal.'
4:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's Ron Johnson and 3 other Republicans withhold support from Senate health care bill. Madison.com.
4:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Massive Amtrak cuts in Trump budget would knock famed Empire Builder off the rails.
4:34am
WKOW. UW-Madison healthcare expert says how Senate health bill could affect people in Wisconsin.

Politics

4:43am
Janesville Gazette. Third Democrat announces run for 1st District congressional seat.

Thursday June 22, 2017

Governor

4:43pm
Gov. Walker. Highlights K-12 school investments included in budget proposal at Sand Lake Elementary School.
3:24pm
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address: Party like it's 1999.
6:12am
Rep. Bernier. Governor Walker signs dental hygienists bill.

4:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker signs bill ending work permits for 16- and 17-year-olds.

Budget

3:18pm
I-94 East-West Econ Connect. Fact sheet #5.
12:35pm
JFC Democrats. Democrats unveil K-12 plan to restore GOP school cuts.  Fact Sheet. Motion.
11:14am
Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin. Latest transportation funding fact sheet.

4:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Road funding still stumbling block in budget talks.

Assembly Floor Session

2:48pm
Former Gov. Thompson. Statement regarding yesterday's unanimous passage of AJR 61 by the Wisconsin State Assembly, declaring November 19, "Tommy G. Thompson Day."
2:44pm
Rep. Novak. Votes to protect those with preexisting conditions.
2:30pm
Rep. Jarchow. Two Jarchow bills go to the governor's desk.
2:04pm
Rep. Steineke. Votes to protect Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions.
2:02pm
Rep. Edming. Backs Campus Free Speech Act.
11:56am
Rep. Rob Brooks. Assembly approves waste heat recovery bill.
9:30am
AG Schimel. Applauds legislature for action on Fentanyl and Meth.
8:56am
Rep. Kitchens. State Assembly passes Assembly Bills 226 and 383.
8:55am
Rep. Ballweg. Assembly passes campus free speech bill.
8:46am
Rep. Allen. Assembly improves Technical Excellence Higher Education Scholarship Program.
6:27am
Rep. Kremer. Assembly approves Campus Free Speech Act.
6:26am
Rep.Murphy. Campus Free Speech Act adopted by state Assembly. Floor speech text.
6:22am
UW System Board of Regents President Behling. Statement regarding vote on freedom of expression bill AB-299.
6:19am
Rep. Crowley. Statement regarding Republicans attack on free speech.
6:18am
Rep. Berceau. GOP gag rule means free speech for me, not for thee.
6:11am
Reps. Summerfield, Bernier. Wisconsin Assembly puts children first.

8:07am
NBC 15. Chiropractor sports exams bill heads to Wisconsin Senate.
4:43am
Washington Post. Wisconsin Assembly advances bill to suspend or expel students who disrupt campus speakers.
4:41am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly passes bill limiting who can seek election recounts. WSAW.
4:38am
Fox 11. Over objection of groundhog lover, bill passes allowing hunt.
4:37am
Fox 11. Wisconsin Assembly votes to relax deer baiting-feeding ban.
4:35am
McClatchy DC. Wisconsin Assembly passes bill targeting deadly fentanyl.
4:34am
WISC. Credit card scammers bill clears Wisconsin Legislature.
4:29am
CBS 58. Assembly passes ban on pre-existing condition exclusion.
4:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly approves GOP legislation requiring discipline for disruptive UW protests. U.S. News & World Report. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Legislative

4:27pm
Rep. Sargent. Legislators introduce bipartisan bill addressing teen dating violence.
2:01pm
Wisconsin Association for Justice. Applauds legislators for introducing bill to combat distracted driving.
1:59pm
Rep. Novak. Guest column: The importance of dairy in Wisconsin.
11:26am
Rep. Crowley. Introducing Community-Police Relations Improvement Act.
10:37am
Sen. Wanggaard, Reps. Tusler, Zimmerman. Legislators unveil "data-distracted driving" bill.
9:38am
State Treasurer Adamczyk. BCPL must BUY land if it SELLS land.

4:32am
Beloit Daily News. Lawmakers react to upcoming Supreme Court battle.
4:31am
Fond du Lac Reporter. State legislators react to the State 23 decision, calling it a 'slap in the face.'

State Agencies

2:29pm
DPI. Evers calls on governor to sign Senate Bill 293.
2:16pm
WEDC. Black River Falls Industrial Park site earns state's Certified in Wisconsin designation.
2:06pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Approves $4.7 million in trust fund loans.

Economy/Business

4:26pm
Focus on Energy. Study: Focus on Energy programs deliver energy savings, customer satisfaction.

4:40am
Reuters. Wisconsin one of six U.S. states Foxconn, Sharp considering for plant.
4:39am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Racine, Milwaukee see largest drops in unemployment rate.

Statewide

11:50am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Startups turning compost and keepsakes into cash: Join us at July 13 Innovation Network-Milwaukee.
11:45am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Celebrate Independence Day at Old World Wisconsin.

Courts

2:23pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Wisconsin Supreme Court shuts public out.
8:37am
WI Supreme Court. State v. Keimonte Antonie Wilson, Sr.
8:36am
WI Supreme Court. State v. Lazaro Ozuna.
8:36am
WI Supreme Court. Thomas F. Bensen v. City of Madison.

4:29am
Janesville Gazette. Judge to weigh solitary confinement, pepper spray at prison.

Education

4:28pm
UW-Stout. Helping other universities to build partnerships.
2:38pm
Marquette University. Charles Franklin goes 'On the Issues' to present new Marquette Law School Poll.
11:57am
UW-Platteville. Fifty years of summer band camp.
11:13am
Marquette University. Marquette psychology associate professor receives Way Klinger Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Local

4:32pm
Milwaukee Common Council Pres. Hamilton. Summer 2017 Promise Zones launch news conference set for Friday.
2:37pm
Voces de la Frontera. Sylville Smith's life matters.
2:33pm
Milwaukee Alds. Murphy, Perez. MKE Plays site groundbreaking event on near south side.
2:31pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Nicholson. Urges legislature to follow Milwaukee County's lead on redistricting.
2:28pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Sartori. County Board adopts Supervisor Sartori's Redistricting Resolution.
2:24pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. County awards nearly $2-million in grants to develop affordable housing.
2:18pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Sartori. County Board adopts Supervisor Sartori's Great Lakes Resolution.
11:49am
Milwaukee Alderman Rainey. There is power in seeing our city unite and rebuild.
11:10am
MCTS. Last phase of GO Pass Program updates begin Monday.
9:31am
Milwaukee Alderman Murphy. DNR scale-back at State Fair sad, but no surprise.
6:18am
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Statement on Haeggan-Brown verdict.

4:56am
Beloit Daily News. Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare.
4:26am
Fox 6. "This isn't over:" Family of Sylville Smith files civil lawsuit against former officer, city.

Congress

4:30pm
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Opposes Senate repeal bill.
3:59pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Supports career and technical education.
3:23pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. On 'Morning Joe': Health care bill must bring down premiums.
3:21pm
U.S. Reps. Kind, Lewis. Call on Army Corps to consider all options in plan to dredge Mississippi River. Letter.
3:20pm
U.S. Sens. Cruz, Johnson, Lee, Paul. Issue joint statement on Senate health bill.
2:50pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on Senate Republicans' proposed "health care" bill.
2:43pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner, U.S. Sen. Johnson. Urge U.S. Commerce Secretary to avoid unnecessary manufacturing restrictions.
2:42pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Anthem's withdrawl is the latest Obamacare failure in Wisconsin.
2:39pm
Citizen Action of WI. Senate health plan would cause out-of-pocket costs to skyrocket for Wisconsinites, end credits for many.
2:05pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on the Senate Republican health care repeal plan.
2:03pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on Senate's Trumpcare plan.

4:50am
Bloomberg. Senate GOP health bill to break with House bill on key points.
4:38am
Reuters. House speaker, Trump aides vow tax reform by end of 2017.
4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's Ron Johnson objects to party's push for Obamacare repeal vote by next week. Wisconsin Public Radio.
4:33am
U.S. News & World Report. U.S. officials underscore Russia threat to 2016 elections.

Politics

4:34pm
Kohl for 6th Congress. Senate healthcare bill puts finishing touches on what Glenn Grothman started.
2:40pm
DPW. Half of GOP yacht sale bidders remain silent on Trumpcare.
2:22pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Anthem is Wisconsin GOP booster.
11:54am
RPW. Obamacare hurting hard-working Wisconsin families.

 

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