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Friday July 20, 2018 - Updated 3:59pm

Senator Mike Ellis

3:59pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on the passing of Senator Mike Ellis.
2:36pm
Rep. Murphy. Statement on the passing of former state Senator Mike Ellis.
2:14pm
DPW. Statement on the passing of former Senate President Mike Ellis.
2:13pm
Sen. Olsen. Mourns the loss of former state Senator Mike Ellis.
1:58pm
Rep. Stuck. Statement on passing of former Senator Mike Ellis.
1:57pm
Sen. Vukmir. Statement on former Senate President Mike Ellis' passing.
1:56pm
Sen. Risser. Statement on the passing of Senator Mike Ellis.
1:52pm
Sen. Cowles. Reacts to the passing of Senator Mike Ellis.
1:50pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on passing of former Senate President Mike Ellis.
1:28pm
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. Statement on passing of former state Sen. Mike Ellis.
1:27pm
Sen. Darling. Statement on passing of former state Senator Mike Ellis.
1:09pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement on the pasing of Senator Ellis.
12:56pm
Gov. Walker. Statement on the passing of former state Senate President Mike Ellis.
12:49pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Reacts to the passing of Senator Mike Ellis.
12:44pm
Sen. Roth. Statement on the passing of former Senate President Michael G. Ellis.

2:37pm
AP. Former Wisconsin Senate President Mike Ellis dies at 77.
1:59pm
Cap Times. Former colleagues remember 'bigger-than-life,' longtime Wisconsin Senator Mike Ellis.
12:43pm
WBAY. Mike Ellis, legend of Wisconsin politics, passes away.

Governor

3:48pm
Gov. Walker. Declares State of Emergency for Sun Prairie and Dane County.
1:48pm
Gov. Walker. Requests federal disaster aid for northwestern Wisconsin due to June flooding.
10:57am
Gov. Walker. Communications Test Design Inc. opens facility in Kenosha County.

5:10am
Sheboygan Press. Donald Trump calls Scott Walker 'a favorite of mine' as he praises Foxconn deal.  WKOW.

Legislative

10:15am
LAB. Report: 18-6 Special Needs Scholarship Program. Briefing Sheet.
5:35am
Sen. Cowles. Applauds TitletownTech's investment in northeast Wisconsin's future.

12:20pm
WISC. Audit: Scholarship program cost public schools $4.1M.

State Agencies

12:22pm
One Wisconsin Now. Records show Brad Schimel quick to buy promotional swag, slow to address growing delays at state crime lab.

5:29am
WISC. Head of Wisconsin investment board leaving after 6 months.
5:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Schimel hires lab consultant as criticism over delays mounts.

Economy/Business

12:10pm
The Hill. Trump: 'Ready to go' with tariffs on all Chinese imports.
5:59am
U.S. News & World Report. Sales tax holidays don't benefit states, report says.
5:21am
CNBC. Sen. Ron Johnson slams Trump tariffs, says GOP could be at risk in midterm elections.
5:04am
Milwaukee Biz Times. State's economy added 5,500 private sector jobs in June.
5:01am
Fox 11. How do tariffs affect your wallet?
4:59am
Fox 11. Local retailers prepare for Wisconsin's first sales tax holiday.

Statewide

10:56am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Wisconsin farmers to travel to New York seeking dairy solutions.

5:13am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. In mobile internet speed, Minnesota and Minneapolis run laps around Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
5:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's declining birth rate may pose economic challenges as well as demographic ones.
5:02am
CBS 58. Special report: Is Lake Michigan becoming a dumping ground for plastic pollution?
5:02am
NBC 26. Wisconsin hospitals plagued by persistent drug shortages.

Courts

5:25am
Isthmus. "Here we go again."
5:03am
WTMJ. Ex-Milwaukee County Supervisor charged with election fraud.

Local

1:08pm
Milwaukee Ald. Hamilton. Familiar name of new Employ Milwaukee leader is great news for our future.
10:18am
Transportation Development Association. A 2014 review of Eau Claire County highways told an alarming story.

12:27pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lac Du Flambeau Tribe, 2 northern Wisconsin counties join forces to fight drug epidemic.
4:58am
WKBT. La Crosse Co. voters to see marijuana referendum, revised transportation funding questions on ballot.

Congress

4:56am
The Hill. Trump administration introduces proposal to roll back Endangered Species Act protections.
4:55am
Washington Post. Paul Ryan's sprint to retirement turns into a long slog with plenty of pitfalls.
4:54am
Reuters. Trump invites Putin to Washington despite U.S. uproar over Helsinki summit.
4:53am
USA Today. Feds say 364 children reunited with undocumented immigrant parents.

Politics

1:56pm
AFT-Wisconsin. Announces endorsement for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin at Green Bay event.
1:53pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Scott Walker political operation snagged $250,000 check mere days after meeting with accused Russian spy.
1:51pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. 2018 Wisconsin Supreme Court race topped $5.5M.
1:06pm
Roys for Governor. Wins endorsement of Feminist Majority PAC.
12:52pm
Steil for 1st Congress. Wisconsin Right to Life endorses.
12:13pm
Vukmir for U.S. Senate. Senator Baldwin panders to Packers fans during campaign season.
11:58am
DPW. Nicholson paid nearly $1M while his clients laid off workers.
11:53am
Ramthun for 59th Assembly. Announces pro-life endorsements from Wisconsin Pro-Life and Wisconsin Right to Life.
11:49am
Wisconsin Right to Life. PAC announces third round of endorsements.
10:17am
Walker for Governor. ICYMI: Scott Walker rides across Wisconsin touring local businesses.
10:12am
Committee to Elect a Republican Senate. Statement on liberal AG candidate Kaul's hesitation to defend the law.
8:46am
Steil for 1st Congress. Statement on Nancy Pelosi fundraising in Wisconsin.

11:59am
NBC 15.  Nicholson consulted for companies that shed jobs.
5:13am
Racine Journal Times. Myers files FEC complaint against Bryce.
5:11am
Cap Times. Josh Kaul again slams Brad Schimel on Obamacare lawsuit, hedges on abortion ban question.
5:09am
Daily Reporter. Democrat ad war underway in primary race for governor.
5:08am
The Hill. GOP looks to blunt Dems' attacks on rising premiums.
5:07am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Democratic gov. hopefuls Flynn, Roys present their cases in Eau Claire. WQOW.
5:04am
WAOW. U.S. political spending getting more secretive with IRS change.

Thursday July 19, 2018

Governor

12:47pm
WISC. Walker to appear with Trump for worker event at White House.

Legislative

11:41am
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Fond du Lac receives money for lead pipe service lines.
11:27am
Sen. Feyen. Republican Radio Address: Foxconn to benefit entire state.
9:44am
Sen. Miller. Weekly Democratic radio address: Protecting our democracy.
5:15am
Sen. Taylor. Responds to Milwaukee Brewer Josh Hader's offensive tweets.
5:14am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Applauds Foster Care Task Force for adopting recommendations.

State Agencies

4:34pm
Rep. Hutton. Congratulates local school districts for receiving school safety grants.
4:33pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
3:02pm
WEDC. Promega Corp. expands operations in Madison.
2:28pm
Rep. Tittl. More schools in 25th Assembly District receive safety grants.
2:27pm
Rep. Nygren. School safety grant funding awarded to schools in 89th Assembly District.
1:33pm
Rep. Edming. Applauds additional School Safety Grant awards.
12:38pm
Gov. Walker. June jobs report: 5th consecutive month of unemployment under 3 percent, new record highs set for employment, labor force.
12:37pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin's labor force, total employment reach record highs in June; 41,500 more employed over year.
11:40am
AG Schimel. Announces nearly $4 million in School Safety Grant funding to 89 school districts.
11:31am
DFI. Secretary Risch joins national campaign to combat fraudulent veterans charities.

12:54pm
Wisconsin State Journal. School safety grants awarded to 16 southern Wisconsin districts, private schools.
12:48pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin unemployment ticks upward in June.
11:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin VA leaders defend quality of care at veteran nursing homes.
4:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Elections Commission moves forward with plans for election security.

Economy/Business

2:29pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. On CNBC, Johnson discusses effects of tariffs on Wisconsin businesses.

5:04am
Chippewa Herald. Frustrated U.S. lawmakers threaten action on Trump's tariffs.
4:52am
Chippewa Herald. Sen. Johnson to Trump: Trade war doing 'permanent damage' to Wisconsin businesses. Stevens Point Journal.
4:46am
Washington Post. How Trump's tariffs on Mexico are taking jobs from U.S. workers.
4:42am
WBAY. Boldt boasts Foxconn contract, benefits to state.

Statewide

1:35pm
PDPW. Join farm tours and community discussions at 2018 On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings.
11:39am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Inadequate policies and practices of Wisconsin sheriffs threaten rights of immigrant communities in the state.
5:11am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Statement on dairy efforts.

5:31am
Governing. Facing one troubling revelation after another, election officials work to prevent a 'digital watergate.'
4:55am
Duluth News Tribune. Alcohol-related deaths have increased sharply.

Education

1:58pm
UW-Stout. Graduate student awarded addictions counseling fellowship from national organization.
1:02pm
UW-Madison. Eagle-eyed machine learning algorithm outdoes human experts.
11:32am
UW-Stout. Three graphic communications students receive national scholarships.
5:13am
UW-Madison. Students use cool tools to solve local problems in summer Makerspace course.

Local

5:01pm
WMC. Fish: Biased question and bad policy on the fall ballot.
4:35pm
African American Roundtable. Letter to Mayor Barrett regarding the Fire and Police Commission.
12:39pm
Washington County Planning and Parks Department. Thanking Michael R. Miller for his many years of dedicated service.
11:34am
Wisconsin Technology Council. County, municipal use of artificial intelligence topic of Aug. 9 luncheon in Appleton.
9:43am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Illegal drugs are strangling the life out of our neighborhoods.

11:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. One month later, long recovery remains for flood-damaged northern Wisconsin.
4:57am
Portage Daily Register. Columbia County faces dilemma over where to hold juvenile offenders as state facilities close.
4:56am
Baraboo News Republic. Sauk County Board approves advisory referendum on medical marijuana.
4:51am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Supervisor says wheel tax needed for at least a decade. WQOW.
4:50am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Few solutions given for high nitrate levels in Armenia, Port Edwards water.
4:43am
Fox 11. Brown County Board agrees to medical marijuana referendum question.

Congress

2:44pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Praises Rep. Gallagher for commonsense trade bill.
1:59pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces nearly $2 million for Wisconsin shipyards.
1:13pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan legislation to protect integrity of our elections.

5:10am
Reuters. White House struggles to contain political outcry over Trump-Putin summit.
5:00am
ABC News. GOP forces House Democrats into 'gotcha vote' supporting ICE.

Politics

4:34pm
Vukmir for U.S. Senate. Will Baldwin keep her word and support tax relief for the middle class?
4:32pm
Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee. Questions Republican Assembly candidate's finance report.
3:04pm
Anderson for Governor. We will not wait for Assembly to act - TeamGuv to accept Bitcoin campaign donations.
2:07pm
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Walker tried to sell out the state's sporting heritage for a campaign buck.
1:04pm
Walker for Governor. ICYMI: While Democrats live in alternate reality about Wisconsin comeback, Scott Walker offers positive agenda for future.
12:51pm
DPW. Out-of-state Nicholson backers hit Gov. Tommy Thompson.
11:35am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. AG candidates raise nearly $1.3M in first half of 2018.
11:29am
Roys for Governor. Hits airwaves with TV and digital ad campaign focused on choice.
11:28am
One Wisconsin Now. Brad Schimel campaign hits anti-consumer trifecta of sleaze.
9:49am
Flynn for Governor. Where each candidate ranks on the "Foxconn-O-Meter."
9:48am
Bryce for 1st Congress. Releases gun policy platform.
9:47am
Walker for Governor. In the News: Foxonn's Eau Claire expansion more proof of Wisconsin's comeback.
9:46am
Sumner for 23rd Assembly. Announces endorsement from International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 494.
9:42am
DPW. Marquette poll shows Scott Walker's priorities are not Wisconsin's.
9:41am
Godlewski for State Treasurer. Launches first TV ad in race for State Treasurer.
8:59am
DPW. What did Mike Gallagher know about Walker's meeting with Russian spy?
8:58am
DPW. Uihlein urges WI GOP unity...while attacking WI GOP's candidate.
5:17am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Everything you need to know to vote in the August 14th primary election.
5:16am
Oldenburg for 96th Assembly. Third meet and greet will also be attended by special guest Senator Ron Johnson.

12:52pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Foxconn sentiment remains unchanged among Wisconsin residents.
4:59am
River Falls Journal. 'Time to send a firefighter' to governor's office, candidate says.
4:58am
U.S. News & World Report. Nicholson launches new ad, Thompson weighs in on Senate race.
4:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Northern, western Wisconsin residents have dismal view of roads in latest survey.
4:50am
Beloit Daily News. Dem candidate for governor touts experience.
4:49am
Cap Times. Most Democrats still undecided on Wisconsin governor primary, per Marquette poll.
4:48am
Marshfield News Herald. Tony Evers leads in Democratic primary for governor, but many voters don't know candidates.
4:47am
Daily Reporter. Mitchell stops halfway through racial slur in attempted joke.
4:44am
CNN. 'I don't like the uncertainty:' Wisconsin voters split after Trump-Putin summit.
4:44am
NBC 26. Flynn first Democrat to release television ad.
4:42am
WEAU. Kevin Nicholson launches first TV ad.