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Monday October 23, 2017 - Updated 4:07pm

Legislative

4:07pm
AFSCME Council 32. Lincoln Hills closure bill does not address real issues.
1:46pm
Sen. Kapenga. Statement on Speaker Vos naming senators "terrorists."
12:41pm
Speaker Vos. Statement.
12:28pm
Rep. Taylor, Sen. Erpenbach. Revised Milwaukee date - statewide tour promoting medical marijana bills.
11:10am
One Wisconsin Now. Memo to Robin Vos: It wasn't terrorism. It was 'executive favor.'
11:03am
Sen. Carpenter. Let's see the Foxconn contract.
11:02am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Calls on Speaker Robin Vos  to apologize to Governor Walker and senators.
9:53am
Rep. Stafsholt. Authors and pushes tax simplification into law. 
9:49am
Sen. Nass. Speaker Vos and Terrorists.
6:12am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement regarding Speaker Vos' use of the term "terrorists."

1:36pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Assembly speaker apologizes for calling senators 'terrorists.'
12:16pm
U.S. News & World Report. Legislator wants to see Foxconn incentives deal before vote.
12:03pm
WISN. UPFRONT Recap: Republican Assembly speaker calls colleagues 'terrorists.'
11:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republicans rebuke Robin Vos for calling fellow lawmakers 'terrorists' for Wisconsin budget vetoes.
11:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Fitzgerald: Robin Vos should apologize for calling GOP senators 'terrorists.'
11:33am
Fox 11. Wisconsin Assembly speaker calls some lawmakers terrorists.
6:16am
WISN. (Video) Vos: 'Confident' Foxconn will build in Wisconsin.
5:04am
WDIO. Wis. bill would require proof of remains when burial sites designated.
5:03am
CBS 58. Lawmakers try to stop Milwaukee jail from shackling women giving birth.
4:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. New DOT inspector general to probe waste, but some fear conflict, duplication.
4:51am
Sun Prairie Star. Regulation reform efforts on the way, Wisconsin manufacturer lobby group says.
4:50am
Wisconsin State Journal. Robin Vos: GOP senators who struck budget deal with Scott Walker are 'terrorists.'
4:49am
Cap Times. Robin Vos on budget process: "I wish Gov. Walker wouldn't have negotiated with terrorists.
4:40am
Daily Cardinal. Green Bay Correctional facility to be sold, new jail slated to be built under legislation.

State Agencies

4:05pm
DMA. Names director of emergency communications.
3:10pm
DOJ. Drug Take Back Day is October 28, 2017.
11:55am
DMA. New devices, new challenges for cybersecurity.
8:50am
DCF. Grow your business through DCF employment programs.
5:28am
Wisconsin Arts Board. Invites you to a town meeting and presentation on Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 with Americans for the Arts' Rand Cohen (Madison).
5:27am
Wisconsin Arts Board. Invites you to a town meeting and presentation on Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 with Americans for the Arts' Rand Cohen (Milwaukee).

6:06am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Wisconsin agencies should serve Wisconsin interests only.
5:01am
Wisconsin State Journal. Youth prison guard: 'I am afraid of getting killed.'
4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lincoln Hills guard who dragged teen inmate across floor gets $2,500 bonus restored.
4:38am
Kenosha News. State transportation aid comes in for local roads.

Economy/Business

11:08am
WMC. Wisconsin Manufacturing Month: Coolest thing made in Wisconsin.

4:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. WEDC threatens legal action against Kestrel Aircraft as another deal goes south.
4:47am
Racine Journal Times. Gateway assists with Foxconn internships.
4:47am
Racine Journal Times. Interstate 94 work expected ahead of Foxconn.
4:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin and Milwaukee toward the bottom, but not last, of growth entrepreneurship rankings. 
4:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Aircraft company lays off unknown number of workers in Superior.
4:36am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Pennsylvania company could bring 200 jobs to Pleasant Prairie.

Environment/Outdoors

4:45am
U.S. News & World Report. 2 deer on hunting ranch found with chronic wasting disease.

Statewide

1:47pm
Choose Life Wisconsin. "Choose Life" license plate now available in Wisconsin.
11:15am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. September 2017 Home Sales Report.
5:13am
PDPW. Managing cows and making decision to improve milk quality.

11:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Northwest Wisconsin Chippewa tribe plans to grow hemp to turn into medicine.
4:46am
WEAU. Opioid crisis becoming bigger in Wisconsin.
4:43am
Wisconsin Watch. Several states searching out flawed FBI hair, fiber cases; Wisconsin is not.

Education

3:24pm
UW-Madison. A little myelin goes a long way to restore nervous system function.
12:40pm
Marquette University. 'On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning)' will be presented by Marquette Theatre.
12:10pm
AAUP, AFT-Wisconsin. A concerted attack on higher education and the common good in Wisconsin.
11:57am
UW-Madison. New study shows how cells can be led down non-cancer path.
11:15am
DPI. Wisconsin, Racine, and Milwaukee voucher enrollments announced.
11:13am
UW-Stout. Head of Ashley Furniture, and alumnus, is Cabot speaker Oct. 26.

10:57am
Wisconsin State Journal. Latest actions deepen divide between UW System leaders and many faculty, students.
4:54am
Kenosha News. As economy booms, Gateway sees enrollment fall.

Local

3:27pm
Xcel Energy. Solar* Connect Community solar garden in Eau Claire is now generating clean power.
12:46pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Operation Drive Sober results in nine arrests.

5:05am
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. Wheel tax rolls on to Beaver Dam Common Council.
5:02am
Madison.com. Sauk County votes to join 'big pharma' opioid lawsuit.
4:56am
WUWM. Local officials continue efforts to curb substance abuse in Milwaukee County.
4:55am
Fox 6. Opioid crisis task force seeks input to fight addiction: "This is a public health epidemic."

Congress

5:12am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces tax reform to support small business start-up growth.

11:24am
Cap Times. Rep. Ron Kind: Need to move past hyper-partisan, toxic politics to reform tax and health care systems.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, in Milwaukee, pitches higher tax deduction for business startups.
4:41am
The Hill. GOP eyes move to lower premiums right before 2018 elections.
4:39am
Reuters. Top Senate Republican, White House, aim for tax bill by year-end.
4:35am
WISN. Democratic attorneys general unite against concealed-carry gun law.

Federal Agencies

4:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. USDA official takes tribes' criticism on re-org, talks up healthy forest funding.

Politics

2:02pm
Liegeois for 8th Congressional. Statement on continuing ACA subsidies.
1:18pm
McCabe for Governor. To hold Racine meet and greet.
1:16pm
Gronik for Governor. Urges WEDC to release Foxconn contract details before vote, collect public feedback.
11:41am
Kind for 3rd Congress. ICYMI: Tomah VA whistleblower Ryan Honl announces support.
11:09am
Walker for Governor. ICYMI: Governor Walker joined Fox & Friends to urge NFL players to stand for the National Anthem.
8:49am
Toft for 3rd Congress. Announces candidacy in WI CD 3.

11:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. From hard-worker to political hardball, Randy Bryce challenges Paul Ryan for Congress.
5:22am
Politico. Democrats' early money haul stuns GOP.
5:00am
Fox 11. Retired soldier to challenge Kind for House seat.
4:53am
WKOW. Libertarian candidate enters Wisconsin's gubernatorial race.

Local Politics

11:12am
Crawford for Dane County Judge. Announces bid for Dane County Circuit Court.

 

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