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Monday January 22, 2018 - Updated 3:39pm

Governor

2:18pm
AARP. Thanks governor for seeking permanent waiver for SeniorCare.
2:17pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Walker shift on health care not enough to undo damage from years of sabotage.
11:24am
Survival Coalition. Supports state projections for people with people with pre-existing conditions, concerned with provision allowing health plans to charge sick people more.
8:37am
Gov. Walker. Attends 55th Country Cat World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River.
5:43am
Gov. Walker. Proposes Health Care Stability Plan to stabilize premiums for Wisconsin ites on Obamacare.
5:42am
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on Governor Walker's re-election health care plan.

2:13pm
SWNews4U. Editorial: Remember it all.
5:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker calls for pre-existing condition guarantee.
5:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker proposes plan to prop up Obamacare marketplace.
5:27am
U.S. News & World Report. Walker, in turnabout, moves to stabilize insurance market.
5:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants $200 million to strengthen Obamacare and hold down premiums.
5:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker won't say if he wants to oust state ethics and elections chiefs.
5:07am
Fox 6. Opioid abuse: AG says new executive orders do better job of treating drug addiction as disease.
5:03am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker signs orders on opioids.

Legislative

3:39pm
Sen. Larson, Rep. Brostoff. Call for Senate to vote to confirm Ethics Commission and Elections Commission administrators.
2:21pm
AG Schimel. Response to January 17 letter.
2:16pm
Rep. Shankland. To hold office hours on Friday.
2:15pm
Sen. Larson. Calls for passage of Senate Joint Resolution 11.

2:37pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge: Wisconsin lawmaker should have provided electronic copies of open records.
10:47am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Senate set to vote on ethics, elections leaders.
5:18am
Fox 6. 'We don't have any more room:' State rep. says prison overcrowding costing you thousands a day, millions a year.
5:17am
Cap Times. Haas says he's "absolutely" a scapegoat for the Government Accountability Board.
5:15am
McClatchy DC. Grant could help Wisconsin farmers donate extra produce.
5:09am
Wisconsin State Journal. Millions more for school districts under Assembly bills.
5:09am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Editorial: Bring back Wisconsin Conservation Corps.
5:08am
Cap Times. Democrats to propose net neutrality rules at state level.

State Agencies

2:25pm
DNR. First CWD detection in Lincoln County will result in baiting and feeding ban in Lincoln and Langlade Counties.
2:24pm
Wisconsin Historical Society. Hosts first ever legislative day at the Capitol.
10:28am
DMA. Annual SIMCOM exercise to take place in Dane county 6-8 February.
8:40am
DHS. Wisconsin cases identified in multistate salmonella outbreak.
8:38am
ETF. Ellinger to step down from director post.

2:48pm
River Falls Journal. Mental health issues, meth dominate AG discussion in Hudson.
2:42pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin DNR resurrects bike trail and bridge backed by Elizabeth Uihlein, a key supporter of Scott Walker.
5:03am
WEAU. Wisconsin State Patrol officers now equipped/trained to administer Narcan.

Economy/Business

3:13pm
M-WERC. Opens office on UW-Madison campus.

8:54am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Foxconn will continue to make news in 2018.
5:40am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Foxconn picks Gilbane as general contractor.

Statewide

2:32pm
PRWeb. NeuroPointDX announces validation of first-generation autism diagnostic panel.
2:28pm
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Energy from Women's March continues in 2018.
11:22am
Xcel Energy. Is prepared during winter storm and offers tips for staying safe.
10:24am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Over 60 million lives lost since Roe v. Wade.
10:21am
WRA. December 2017 Home Sales Report.

10:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. County, state sales tax revenues rise in 2017.
5:18am
Wisconsin Watch. Long-time judge: Some 'independent' doctors routinely rule against injured workers.
5:05am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin union membership grew by 11,000 in 2017.
5:02am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin flu outbreak upgraded to severe by CDC. Fox 6.

Courts

2:45pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear McAdams v. Marquette.

Education

2:19pm
UW-Stout. Student to attend national women's construction conference.
8:22am
Rep. Subeck. Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Celebrates National School Choice Week..

10:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Central Wisconsin schools struggle with mental health problems, bullying.
5:39am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Racine Unified doesn't need a lobbyist.
5:10am
Racine Journal Times. Parkside, Gateway support state's new workforce initiative.

Local

10:42am
Greater Whitewater Committee. City of Whitewater signs as DWS title sponsor for sixth year.
10:29am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Madison Food Policy Council announces 2018 SEED Grants cycle.

5:36am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. 2 agencies aiding the homeless reel from loss of federal funding.
5:35am
U.S. News & World Report. Prosecutor clears deputy in eighth-graders's death.
5:12am
Janesville Gazette. Report: Janesville area outranks other Wisconsin small cities in jobs, wages.

Congress

3:15pm
RPW. Sen. Baldwin & Senate Democrats retreat from Schumer shutdown strategy.
2:29pm
One Wisconsin Institute. Nomination of Michael Brennan to Seventh Circuit Court of Federal Appeals scheduled for hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee.
2:27pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on the Senate vote for a four-week funding bill.
2:23pm
Liegeois for 8th Congress. Statement on reopening of federal government.
8:43am
RPW. Senator Tammy Baldwin votes in favor of shutting down the government.
8:43am
Bryce for 1st Congress. Releases statement on government shutdown.
8:41am
Kohl for 6th Congress. Statement on federal shutdown.
8:41am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on the Senate vote for a four-week funding bill.
8:35am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on the Trump shutdown.
8:35am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Leads members of Congress in calling for release of journalists detained in Burma.

3:17pm
Reuters. Senators strike deal to end government shutdown.
10:44am
Bloomberg. Democrats seek stronger pledge before noon vote: Shutdown update.
5:39am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW-Madison, Wisconsin National Guard face challenges in federal government shutdown.
5:34am
WXOW. Legislators point fingers in reaction to government shutdown.
5:25am
WTMJ. How the government shutdown impacts Wisconsin.
5:23am
Cap Times. Ron Johnson will donate shutdown pay to Oshkosh Boys and Girls Club.
5:21am
WKOW. Officials: 750 WI Guard members to be furloughed during government shutdown.
5:20am
Politico. Congress stuck in shutdown stalemate.
5:14am
Washington Post. FBI did not save officials' texts during key period in Trump probe, senator says.
5:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. In Milwaukee, hundreds rally to protest a Republican-controlled Congress.

Politics

2:39pm
Sortwell for 2nd Assembly. Declares candidacy.
2:35pm
Wachs for Governor. Responds to Walker's campaign stunts, says Wisconsin remembers the last seven years.
2:21pm
RPW. ICYMI: Led by Scott Walker, Wisconsin Republicans rally ahead of 2018 election.
2:20pm
RPW. Union boss Mahlon Mitchell's political slush fund exposed.
10:25am
RPW. President Trump delivers for Wisconsin families.
10:24am
Walker for Governor. ICYMI: Gov. Walker proposes bold reforms to stabilize health care for hard-working Wisconsin families.
8:48am
Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Releases first ad in Wisconsin Supreme Court campaign.
8:47am
Bryce for 1st Congress. Releases statement on Ryan's pay to play scheme.
8:46am
Barnes for Lieutenant Governor. Hires Justin Bielinski as campaign manager in race for Lieutenant Governor.
8:44am
Bryce for 1st Congress. Speaker Ryan says he'll pressure Senate to restrict women's reproductive rights.
8:42am
DPW. Response to the government shutdown.
8:39am
DPW. Vukmir: Cutting Medicaid is "responsible, actually compasionate."
8:23am
Vukmir for U.S. Senate. Reince Preibus endorses.

10:47am
The Hill. Priebus backs Vukmir in Wisconsin GOP primary.
10:45am
Beloit Daily News. Dallet releases first TV ad in Wisconsin Supreme Court race.
8:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Republicans hear a blunt election warning from ex-governor Tommy Thompson.
8:49am
McClatchy DC. House progressives readying plan to influence primaries.
5:33am
Sheboygan Press. Gov. Scott Walker, seeking third term, touts accomplishments in Sheboygan.
5:20am
The Hill. Why Democrats keep winning special elections.
5:19am
WTMJ. House Speaker Ryan remains non-committal about re-election.
5:11am
WXOW. GOP members hear from Republican candidates.
5:04am
River Falls Journal. Flynn says he'll get 'aggressive' in governor's bid.
4:59am
Baraboo News Republic. State Supreme Court candidate brings progressive message to Baraboo.
4:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates spar over 'rule of law' comments.

Friday January 19, 2018

Governor

4:17pm
Task Force on Opioid Abuse. What they're saying about today's recommendations from the co-chairs.
3:44pm
Rep. Nygren. Governor Walker announces executive orders aimed at continued fight on opioid epidemic.
2:25pm
State Public Defender. Statement regarding today's opioid-related actions.
1:18pm
Wisconsin Counties Association. Commends Governor Walker, Lt. Govenor Kleefisch & Rep. Nygren for today's comprehensive opioid package announcement.
11:43am
Wisconsin Medical Society. President lauds continued collaboration with policymakers.
11:38am
Gov. Walker. Highlights historic K-12 education investments at Wisconsin Association of School Boards' State Education Convention.
11:00am
Rep. Kremer. Governor Walker champions welfare reform legislation.
10:25am
Survival Coalition. To prevent unintended consequences, people with disabilities must be at the table for welfare reform debate.
10:23am
Gov. Walker. Takes additional action to fight opioid crisis. Executive Order #273. Executive Order #274

1:27pm
Fox 6. Gov. Scott Walker to issue 2 executive orders to fight opioid abuse.
1:23pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker touts more funding for K-12 schools ahead of state of the state speech.
6:04am
WKOW. Opioid abuse the focus of state, federal announcements.
5:04am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker, Republicans call for new welfare work requirements in Wisconsin.
5:03am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Gov. Scott Walker: Welfare reforms meant to boost Wisconsin's workforce. WFRV.
4:55am
WIZM. Shilling says Gov. Walker's call for special session a political ploy.
4:53am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker talks welfare reform during Chippewa Valley visit.

Legislative

3:32pm
Sen. Tiffany. Questions for Ethics and Elections administrators prior to confirmation vote.
3:26pm
AG Schimel. Applauds Governor Walker's and Legislature's continued commitment to fighting Wisconsin's drug epidemic.
3:08pm
Sen. Vukmir. And Nygren lead efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.
2:38pm
Assembly Democrats. Letter to Wisconsin Congressional delegation regarding DREAM act.
1:17pm
Rep. Pronschinske. Sponsors bill to fight opioid crisis.
11:10am
Rep. Allen. Statement on legislation aimed at overturning Citizens United.
10:42am
Rep. Snyder. Joins fight against opioid addiction.

3:21pm
U.S. News & World Report. Senate schedules confirmation votes on Bell, Haas.
6:04am
WQOW. Foster care bill would help more students afford college.
4:56am
WBAY. Standard Pre-Owned case inspires effort to change law.
4:54am
Jackson County Chronicle. Local schools welcome low-spending, sparsity changes.
4:50am
The Hill. Gun control advocates see opportunities in states.

State Agencies

4:17pm
AG Schimel. Continues 72-county tour to discuss public safety in Sheboygan and Kewaunee Counties.
1:42pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Jan. 22-28.
11:42am
DATCP. Weinke's Market recalls jams and jellies due to undeclared allergen on label.
11:01am
DSPS. Meetings, week of January 22.
10:41am
DATCP. New testing required for swine moving in and into Wisconsin.
6:05am
DNR. Outdoor Report. 

4:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ethics, Elections heads take different paths to try and save jobs.

Economy/Business

11:57am
M-WERC. Report says energy and control sector set to grow.

5:02am
NBC 15. Madison ruled out for Amazon's second headquarters.
4:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin December unemployment rate dips to 3.0%, matching lowest rate on record.
4:58am
Milwaukee Biz Times. WEDC, Walker letters made case for Wisconsin as Amazon HQ2 site. Milwaukee Business Journal.

Statewide

11:02am
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. Rate of fatal worker injuries remains constant in Wisconsin in 2016.
10:35am
PDPW. Dairy farmers and agribusiness bring magic to dairy from around the nation.

1:23pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. State report: Suicide, involuntary psychiatric hospitalizations increasing among Wisconsin youths.
4:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Western Wisconsin providers praise new multi-state nursing agreement.
4:51am
WISN. Wisconsin's flu status about to be upgraded to severe.

Courts

9:28am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. The Manitowoc Company v. John M. Lanning.
9:27am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Diamond J. Arberry.
9:26am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Michael Leslie Cummings.

5:00am
Bloomberg. U.S. Supreme Court halts redrawing of North Carolina voting map.

Education

1:14pm
UW-Madison. Bio-renewable process could help 'green' plastic.
1:13pm
DPI. Madison East teacher named Global Educator of the Year.
9:25am
UW-Madison. Students give UW high marks for encouraging critical thinking, leadership.

5:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW-Madison announces pay increases.

Local

11:39am
Milwaukee Adl. Bauman. Legislation seeks lead service line replacement for city-owned properties.
10:39am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Names Charlie Romines Madison Streets Superintendent.

5:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tension builds between tribe and law enforcement after Bad River teen's death.
5:16am
WTMJ. Emails show Mayor Barrett, Common Council knew about lead testing issue.

Congress

3:08pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Partners with The Weather Channel to promote severe weather preparedness.
11:00am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Protects newborns by ensuring they receive life-saving care.
10:42am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Votes to protect abortion survivors.

9:41am
The Hill. GOP Sen: Durbin threw 'hand grenade' into shutdown talks by confirming 's---hole' remark.
5:14am
WKBT. Sen. Baldwin seeking update to federal program helping insure farmers against price changes.
4:57am
Reuters. House passes short-term spending bill, Senate fight erupts.

Politics

2:24pm
Palzewicz for 5th Congress. Statement on possible government shutdown.
1:42pm
One Wisconsin Now. Joins progressives across the nation standing up for comprehensive reproductive health care for women.
12:25pm
Vukmir for U.S. Senate. Endorses Michael Screnock for state Suprme Court. 
11:57am
Burns for Wisconsin Supreme Court. ICYMI: Dallet for Justice offers disappointing response to "standing while black" decision.
11:35am
Wachs for Governor. Called on Gov. Walker and AG Schimel to sue big pharma over misleading opioid marketing.
10:40am
One Wisconsin Now. Team Michael Screnock = Team Scott Walker. 

1:28pm
Politico. Giant labor-backed group plans $70M midterm blitz.
1:26pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican Eric Hovde: Democratic upset in legislative race 'factors in' to whether to join U.S. Senate fray.
12:27pm
Daily Reporter. Senate race seen as proxy battle between union, non-union groups.
5:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate was blistered for ruling in 'standing while black' case.
4:55am
Cap Times. Democratic candidates for Wisconsin governor advocate for sweeping criminal justice reform.
4:51am
Fox 6. House Speaker Paul Ryan boasts $10 million on hand for 2018 campaign.
4:50am
The Hill. Ryan announces record fundraising in 2017, transfers $32M to NRCC.