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Week in Review – April 21

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Week in Review – April 14

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Tuesday April 25, 2017 - Updated 4:47pm

Governor

1:19pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Applauds WHEDA efforts to combat dairy crisis.
12:47pm
Gov. Walker. Announces changes to guarantee loan program for Wisconsin dairy farmers and milk processors.
11:08am
Gov. Walker. Readout of Governor Walker's calls with President Trump.
8:56am
Gov. Walker. 21 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Lab grants.

11:41am
Beloit Daily News. Trump, Walker discuss Wisconsin dairy dispute.

Budget

2:14pm
Transportation Development Association. Economic Forum: Will Wisconsin follow Indiana's lead, or be left behind?
2:08pm
DRIVE Coalition. Recommends "commen sense reforms" for Wisconsin's roads & bridges. Guiding Principles.

4:53am
Cap Times. Scott Walker: No funding boost for schools that don't follow Act 10 health costs requirement.
4:44am
Cap Times. Scott Walker: 'More than enough revenue' to fund transportation without gas tax, fee hikes.

Legislative

4:18pm
Rep. Ballweg. Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant Bill receives public hearing.
3:26pm
Rep. Swearingen. Touts Fab Lab Day in 34th Assembly District.
3:24pm
Beloit Area Community Health Center. Presents Friend of Communithy Health Centers Award to Rep. Loudenbeck.
2:18pm
Xcel Energy. Xcel Energy sells natural area to state. 
2:02pm
Rep. Petryk. Xcel Tyrone property purchase now a reality.
10:07am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Repealing Wisconsin's prevailing wage laws will take money out of people's pockets.
8:42am
WMC. Releases Two-Minute Drill episode opposing "Dark Store" legislation.

10:43am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP bill would extend deadlines for fixing excessive pollution.
4:55am
Daily Cardinal. As advocates fight permitless firearm bill, Walker signs separate concealed carry legislation.
4:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Budget committee scraps internet privacy plan.
4:46am
La Crosse Tribune. Prevailing wage repeal: Hurting blue-collar wages or saving tax dollars?
4:45am
Beloit Daily New. Committee approves bills to fight homelessness in Wisconsin.
4:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. This time lawmakers tell DNR they'll buy recreation land, but only if price comes down.
4:43am
Daily Reporter. Tradesmen, vets weigh in on elimination of prevailing-wage laws.
4:42am
Sheboygan Press. Lawmakers look to help homeless, boost broadband.
4:40am
Fox 11. Woodchuck hunting bill proposal.
4:39am
Fox 6. Critics blast Wisconsin lawmakers for raising their own per diems while considering end to prevailing wage requirements.

State Agencies

3:34pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. State Attorney General Brad Schimel awarded Presidential Citation.
2:03pm
DHS. Honors health care providers with first ever "Big Shot Awards."
11:24am
DATCP. Yard sales: Dangerous items are no bargain at any price.
10:40am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Old World Wisconsin to open weekends in may to start the 2017 season.
10:37am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Black Point Estate & Gardens to open May 6 for the 2017 season.
10:02am
DATCP. Gypsy moth aerial spraying to begin in May.
9:09am
OCI. It's Money Smart Week Wisconsin.

12:53pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin DOJ: James O'Keefe's Project Veritas tape did not show election law violations.

Economy/Business

8:44am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Family Dairies USA implements temporary base program: WFU responds.

4:59am
WXOW. La Crescent dairy farm faces uncertain future.
4:58am
WKOW. Deadline for Wisconsin farmers looming, may be forced to dump milk.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's first-quarter home sales highest in at least 12 years.
4:56am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Wisconsin home sales rise in face of low inventory.
4:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Insurance providers worry about future of ACA cost-sharing payments.

Statewide

4:47pm
DPW. Statement on 5th anniversary of $1 trillion student loan debt.
3:32pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Susan Turney, MD, awarded highest honor.
2:16pm
Wisconsin Women in Government. Announces 2017 Legacy and Rising Star Award recipients.
11:27am
Marshfield Clinic. Now in-network with Cigna throughout Wisconsin.

8:53am
Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association. Denise Thomas appointed as new chairman.

Courts

10:41am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Seeks volunteers to serve on committees and boards.
9:43am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Files amicus with U.S. Supreme Court in Wisconsin legislative redistricting case.

10:27am
AP. Dozen states, RNC file in Wisconsin redistricting case.
4:51am
U.S. News & World Report. GOP Legislature calls redistricting ruling dangerous.

Education

12:00pm
Herb Kohl Education Foundation. Herb Kohl to honor area students and educators on April 30.
11:59am
Herb Kohl Education Foundation. Herb Kohl to honor area students and educators on April 29.
11:28am
Marquette University. Sheldon and Marianne Lubar give $5.5 million gift to fund Marquette Law School public policy initiative.
9:46am
UW-Madison. Oberhauser named director of Arboretum.
8:41am
Cap Times. Students seek transparency, influence in UW investments, business dealings.

4:48am
Daily Cardinal. Top-recruited professor rejects UW offer due to state's political climate, policies.
4:41am
WKOW. Digging deeper into Wisconsin's teacher shortage: The test holding some back.

Local

11:26am
Lodge Kohler. Steps from Lambeau Field, a new hotel experience for fans visiting Green Bay on Game Day and during Training Camp.
5:01am
Milwaukee Ald. Perez. Remembering Frank Gonzalez.

4:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee sheriff hails DOJ funding threat.

Congress

3:20pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Announces town hall meeting in Neenah.
12:51pm
WISPIRG. WI members of Congress move to dismantle Dodd-Frank, predatory lending protections.
10:29am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Calls on USDA Secretary Perdue and Trump administration to create a plan for helping Wisconsin dairy farmers.
10:03am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Launches new official website.

1:18pm
Superior Telegram. County fights federal cuts.
10:38am
The Hill. Trump to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.
4:52am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Johnson, Baldwin vote to confirm Perdue as USDA secretary.
4:42am
WAOW. Baldwin encourages Perdue to visit Wisconsin dairy farmers.
4:40am
WQOW. Trump threatens tariff on Canadian lumber.

Politics

12:13pm
DPW. Shot/Chaser: President Trump agrees with Sen. Baldwin on another major policy issue.

 

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