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Friday May 29, 2015 - Updated 5:06pm

Governor

5:13am
The Hill. Walker: EPA carbon rule 'unworkable' for Wisconsin.

Budget

5:06pm
Sen. Lassa. JFC Motions on UW, DNR a disaster. 
4:46pm
Sen. Hansen. Republicans cut UW funding $250 Million.
4:43pm
Gathering Waters. Land Trust community applauds JFC for restoring Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program funding. 
4:42pm
Sen. Shilling. Republican plan cuts $250 million from UW schools to fund special interest earmarks. 
4:39pm
UW System. Statement by President Cross and Board of Regents VP Regina Miller on JFC proposed changes to shared governance and tenure. 
4:28pm
Speaker Vos. LFB memo on estimated general school aids and school district property tax levy, 2015-16 to 2024-25.
4:01pm
Speaker Vos. Setting the record straight on school choice funding.
2:28pm
Reps. Nygren, Loudenbeck. JFC Republicans continue stewardship program.
2:10pm
UW System President Cross. Statement on proposed Joint Finance Committee motion.
1:51pm
Portage County Exec. Dreier. Response to Joint Finance Committee long term care vote.
1:30pm
Sen. Nass. UW System - JFC omnibus motion - tuition price shock coming in 2017.
11:02am
Rep. Considine. Responds to disappointing long-term care measures in budget.
11:01am
Greater Milwaukee Committee. Letter to Joint Finance regarding support for regional public universities.
10:55am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: I agree Governor! Let's make public schools "whole."

1:56pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Budget committee poised to ease DNR, UW System cuts.
1:53pm
Chippewa Herald. GOP to reject stewardship freeze, layoff DNR workers.
1:52pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW budget cut to be reduced by $50M under GOP plan.
1:32pm
AP. A look at GOP changes to DNR budget.
11:17am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Arena funding deal in next 48 hours, says Milwaukee Bucks president Feigin.
5:54am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Ag ed officials cry foul over JFC provision on teacher credentials.
5:52am
Cap Times. Rep. Terese Berceau: Republicans 'want to bring Madison to its knees.'
5:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Latest Bucks arena plan could include local tax extensions.
5:32am
Chippewa Herald. UW budget cut, tuition freeze up for vote.
5:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Too much flexibility on teacher training.
5:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Faculty at UW Colleges weigh no-confidence vote on chancellor.
5:23am
Janesville Gazette. Finance committee to consider Walker proposal to freeze stewardship land purchases.
5:21am
Cap Times. Officials uncertain how room tax legislation will impact Madison, Monona Terrace.
5:14am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Horse trading produces convoluted arena deal.

Legislative

10:53am
ACOG Wisconsin Section. Opposes 20-week abortion ban bill.
10:49am
One Wisconsin Now. Women's health expert says new GOP abortion ban could force women to undergo cesarean sections.

5:25am
Cap Times. Wisconsin's 20-week abortion ban may face debate over rape, incest exceptions.
5:20am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Pending sex offender release spurs uproar in Brownsville.

State Agencies

3:40pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, May 31-June 6.
1:16pm
DOJ. Officer involved critical incident (Green Bay - Joseph Beigert).
11:04am
DOT. Governor Walker approves I-41 signing.
9:14am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, June 1-5.
5:55am
DWD. Over 130 employers, 1,400 job seekers attend Milwaukee career expo.
5:12am
ETF. GIB approves health insurance benefit changes for 2016.

Economy/Business

9:16am
Xcel Energy. Files rate request for 2016.

8:55am
Bloomberg. Economy shrank in first quarter as U.S. trade deficit surged.
5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's frac sand industry booms.

Statewide

3:33pm
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Staff attorney and water law expert accepts position at Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.

5:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert.
5:19am
Appleton Post Crescent. State incidents highlight bioterror lab concerns.

Courts

2:14pm
One Wisconsin Now. Wisconsin voter participation advocates file suit to protect Wisconsinites' right to vote.
8:57am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Oneida Seven Generations Corporation v. City of Green Bay.

11:14am

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supreme Court justices spar over hiring of court director.

Education

12:20pm
UW-Stout. Fostering Success program makes, donates Sweet Cases for children.
5:53am
MPS. Board approves MPS budget that maximizes support to schools and students amid cuts.

5:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW System faculty's role in chancellor picks could be diminished.
5:15am
Marshfield News-Herald. Armed, off-duty cops coming to Marshfield schools.

Local

1:41pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County holds Housing Summit.

5:20am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay coal pile air-quality study 'unlikely.'

Congress

4:45pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Chairman, ranking member probe DOD for answers on Anthrax accident. 
9:48am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on EPA's 'Waters of the United States' rule.

Federal Agencies

5:31am
TIME. FCC Chairman wants subsidized internet for the poor.

Politics

3:34pm
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Iraq is not the problem.

9:58am
The Hill. Republicans place bets on their must-win states for 2016.
5:16am
The Hill. Walker: Rand Paul is 'wrong' on ISIS.

Thursday May 28, 2015

Governor

12:04pm
Gov. Walker. Joins French global corporation to announce Wisconsin expansion.
11:57am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

10:41am
AP. Walker says he'd be 'pleased' with prevailing wage repeal.
10:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker stands by top aide, ducks question about questionable state loan.

Budget

4:59pm
Wisconsin Distillers Guild. Letter to Governor and Legislature regarding Franchise Law. 
4:05pm
Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance. Despite promises, budget committee votes to undermine education.
3:43pm
Rep. Pope. GOP motion would make Wisconsin the only state in the nation to allow people to teach without a bachelor's degree. Leg. Council Memo.
3:41pm
Save IRIS. Reminds their legislators that it is not too late to do the right thing.
3:27pm
Clean Wisconsin. Statement on DNR Science Services budget cuts.
3:25pm
Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association. The real story on room tax reform.
3:01pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement regarding Joint Finance action on room tax.
2:20pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement regarding Joint Finance action on Room Tax.
1:27pm
Reps. Barca, Pope. Republican budget shifts up $800 million from Wisconsin's public schools to private voucher schools. LFB Memo.
1:17pm
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. Statement on long-term care proposal vote.
1:16pm
One Wisconsin Now. Will college dropout Gov. Scott Walker sign budget measure to allow high school dropouts to teach in Wisconsin?
12:19pm
Survival Coalition. Statement regarding Joint Finance Family Care/IRIS vote.
12:17pm
Sen. Hansen. GOP opens the door for corporate takeover of Family Care.
12:15pm
Various Chamber of Commerce Representatives. Letter to Joint Finance members regarding UW System cuts.
12:08pm
Sen. Lassa. JFC ignores the pleas of citizens on long-term care vote.
12:06pm
Rep. Shankland. Republicans break promise to seniors and people with disabilities.
12:03pm
Rep. Knudson. Joint Finance acts to secure future of long term care.
12:01pm
Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin. Disappointed by long term care decision.
10:34am
WisconsinSibs. Disappointed with decision to change family Care/IRIS.
10:27am
Rep. Allen. Supports educational opportunities.
10:10am
Rep. Taylor. GOP ending long-term care as we know it.
9:42am
Rep. Gannon. Budget motion moves forward.
9:38am
Rep. Sargent. GOP aging and long-term care omnibus motion a disgrace.
9:36am
River Alliance of Wisconsin. Prominent scientists appeal to JFC to preserve science in DNR decisions.
9:09am
Wisconsin BPDD. Joint Finance vote does not reflect WI long-term care participant input.
5:49am
Sen. Marklein. Joint Finance Committee acts on long term care.
5:48am
Rep. Novak. Announces creation of Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail.
5:46am
Sen. Taylor. Statement on long-term care budget vote.
5:46am
Rep. Bernier. Statement on Confluence Center project.
5:45am
Alliance of Health Insurers. Statement applauding Joint Finance action on Family Care & preserving IRIS.

5:01pm
AP. Wisconsin may be first to license teachers without degree.
5:00pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Vouchers could shift at least $600 million from districts through 2025.
2:52pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. 'Jock TIF' may put taxes on NBA players back in Milwaukee arena funding mix.
1:30pm
Appleton Post Crescent. DNR layoffs would trigger terminations of LTEs.
12:44pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Memo: State voucher expansion could cost up to $800M over 10 years.
10:32am
NBC 15. Walker still opposes vehicle registration fee hike.
10:12am
AP. Walker says Bucks arena deal won't include higher taxes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
10:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State budget panel adds provisions affecting cities across state.
9:32am
Wisconsin Watch. Gov. Scott Walker's science cuts may hinder efforts to halt walleye decline.
9:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin one of few states taking up higher education cuts.
5:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers back some, not all, of Scott Walker's long-term care plan.
5:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Reform group criticizes bump in prison funding.
5:17am
Janesville Gazette. Finance committee rejects Walker proposal for new emergency government office.
5:16am
Janesville Gazette. Budget committee authorizes borrowing for building projects, including arts center, UW-Madison.
5:15am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Confluence Project: Arts center funds back in budget.
5:14am
Chippewa Herald. State could lease buildings outside Dane County under GOP plan.
5:11am
NBC 15. Panel approves stiffer penalties for unemployment fraud.
5:08am
Inside Higher Ed. Funding woes.

Legislative

4:33pm
Sen. Stroebel. Statement on Highway 23 decision.
4:07pm
Rep. Barca, Sen. Lassa. 12 days after WEDC revelations: No answers for board members.
2:49pm
Sen. Fitzgerald, Rep. Born. Call for legal action to revisit sex offender placement.
11:59am
Rep. Ohnstad. Democratic Weekly Radio Address.
5:42am
Sen. Vukmir. Repealing prevailing wage law crucial to fiscal health of state and local government.
5:39am
Americans for Prosperity. Congratulates committee vote on prevailing wage repeal, chapter announces launch of radio ads encouraging passage by full Assembly.
5:38am
Rep. Craig. Wood stove protection legislation passes committee.

5:34am
Marshfield News Herald. Employers, workers spar over prevailing wage law.
5:21am
WKOW. State law would override local rules about sex offender relocation.
5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fast-moving bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks up for hearing next week.
5:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Labor Committee approves prevailing wage repeal bill. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

State Agencies

4:32pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
4:08pm
DNR. Announces public meeting to share Wisconsin wolf population data.
12:09pm
WHEDA. Maria Watts named Latina Leader of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin.
10:30am
DCF. First Lady and DCF Secretary recognize Stoughton foster parents.
9:55am
DATCP. Reaches timeshare settlement for affected consumers.

Economy/Business

12:11pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Faith Technologies of Menasha looking to fill hundreds of jobs.
5:09am
WBAY. Unemployment drops in all Wisconsin counties, big cities.
5:04am
Milwaukee Business Journal. DeltaHawk to add 100 jobs in Racine after Ruud family acquistion.

Statewide

5:20am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Scientists to discuss plastic challenges in Great Lakes.
5:02am
The Hill. Overhead costs exploding under ObamaCare, study finds.

Courts

4:36pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. J. Denis Moran appointed interim director of state courts.

Education

12:25pm
UW-Madison. Family affair: Milwaukee electronics manufacturer is flying high.
12:24pm
UW-Stout. Mooney top graduate instructor; faculty, staff recognized.
10:25am
UW-Stout. University hosting national Computers and Writing conference.

Local

3:13pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Breaks ground on Dane County East District Campus.
9:07am
Milwaukee County Transit System. Take the shuttle to Pridefest.
8:36am
Public Policy Forum. Report provides new insights and perspective on Milwaukee's marijuana debate.

Congress

12:47pm
The Hill. Actuaries: GOP plans won't prevent an ObamaCare meltdown.
5:09am
Virginian-Pilot. Scott, Wisconsin Republican team up on crime bill.
5:07am
USA Today. Editorial: GOP fills Obamacare replacement with poison pills.
5:07am
USA Today. Sen. Ron Johnson: My plan would protect patients.

 

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