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#LocalGovMatters – Election Wrapup

This week Gwyn meets with Jerry Deschane, Executive Director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, and Mark O’Connell, Executive Director...
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#LocalGovMatters – What’s Next?

The elections are over and it’s time to start preparing for the remainder of this legislative session and the beginning...
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Friday November 16, 2018 - Updated 4:42pm

Governor

3:41pm
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes announce senior advisor, deputy transition director, Personnel Advisory Council.
11:52am
Gov.-elect Evers. Attending National Governors Association meeting.
11:11am
One Wisconsin Now. GOP blames voters voting for electoral defeats, proposes plan to limit participation in 2020 state high court race.
11:10am
Rep. Bowen. Walker offers definition of decency, violates it one day later.

2:34pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers taking different approach to transition than Walker.
3:38am
Wausau Daily Herald. Scott Walker, lawmakers consider helping conservative justice before Tony Evers becomes governor.
3:37am
WAOW. Vos meets with Walker about limiting Evers' power.
3:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker on election loss: 'In no way did I see it as a rejection;' may change 2020 presidential primary date. Cap Times.
3:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker: 'I may have reformed myself out of a job.' Stevens Point Journal. WKOW.
3:32am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin's Walker open to limiting replacement's power.
3:31am
WXOW. Gov. Walker: 'Wisconsin is not going to go backwards.'
3:29am
NBC 15. Gov. Walker stresses successes in first press conference since election defeat.
3:28am
Chicago Tribune. Wisconsin governor: Students giving Nazi salute in viral photo are 'idiots.' WISC.

Legislative

3:23pm
Sen. LeMahieu. Appointed to the Joint Committee on Finance.
3:22pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Announces Joint Finance Committee members for 2019-2020 session.
2:27pm
Rep. Murphy. Letter to UW System President Cross regarding UW-La Crosse Chancellor Gow.
9:31am
LAB: Report 18-16: UW-Extension Student Financial Aid Attestation. Briefing Sheet.

3:23am
WKBT. Senator Shilling reappoints two to Joint Finance Committee.
3:22am
Fox 6. Lawmaker mulls bill to eliminate 'invitation to corruption' for Wisconsin state legislature.

State Agencies

2:43pm
DHS. State health agency urges safety when processing, cooking, and eating wild game.
1:50pm
First Lady Walker. Florists from across Wisconsin decorate the Wisconsin Executive Residence for the 2018 Holiday Season.
1:48pm
DWD. Wisconsin ranks 2nd nationally in manufacturing job gains over year.
10:30am
DMA. ReadyWisconsin wants you to have a safe Thanksgiving.

3:18am
WJFW. DNR teams up with hunters in an attempt to stop deadly disease in deer.
3:17am
Fox 11. Drop in Wisconsin deer licenses raises funding concerns.

Economy/Business

2:36pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin ranks 42nd in job growth over last 12 months.
2:29pm
Reuters. Trump says U.S. may not impose more tariffs on China.
4:13am
Reuters. Exclusive: China offer unlikely to spur major trade breakthrough - senior U.S. official.
3:24am
Washington Post. Wisconsin offered Foxconn more than Virginia and New York did for Amazon.
3:22am
Politico. What are the risks of the Amazon deal? Ask Scott Walker.

Statewide

11:50am
Wisconsin Bankers Association Foundation. Honors bankers for financial education achievements.

10:42am
USA Today. Alcohol is killing more people, and younger. The heaviest increases are among women.

Courts

9:33am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Johnny K. Pinder.

Education

4:42pm
Rape Crisis Center. Stands in opposition to Secretary DeVos' planned changes to Title IX.
1:54pm
DPI. Hearing set Dec 6. on scope statement for military spouse licensing.
1:53pm
DPI. Hearing set Dec. 3 on rules for Early College Credit program.
1:52pm
DPI. Hearing scheduled Nov. 29 on scope statement related to disproportionality in special education.
11:01am
UW System. Statement regarding Title IX announcement.

11:00am
USA Today. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposes controversial changes to campus sexual misconduct rules, narrowing definition of sexual harassment.

Local

1:51pm
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. FDA crackdown on flavored tobacco products can turn the tide.
10:29am
Milwaukee Ald. Rainey. Council approves key budget item to encourage entrepreneurship to address food deserts.
4:16am
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. FDA tightening on flavored tobacco products and e-cigarettes is correct move.
4:15am
Milwaukee Ald. Rainey. Invites residents to apply for Census jobs.

Congress

11:54am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Legislation designating the Vel R. Phillips Post Office building in Milwaukee passes the Senate.

2:38pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rep. Mike Gallagher: Congress is broken.
10:40am
The Hill. House votes to remove protections for gray wolves.

Politics

9:32am
Republican Party of Milwaukee County. Meet the Chair.

2:41pm
NBC 15. Democrat Kaul leads Attorney General Schimel by 17,190 votes.
3:19am
Sheboygan Press. Timing, Trump and turning down the volume: How low-key Tony Evers defeated Scott Walker.

Thursday November 15, 2018

Governor

4:36am
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes announce transition website, communications director.

4:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers low-key on GOP efforts to limit his power.
4:14am
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers declines to draw red line on Legislature limiting executive power.
3:53am
WSAW. Governor-elect meets with students to discuss careers in construction. WAOW.

Budget

4:32am
WKOW. Gov.-elect "confident" to increase education budget by 10% despite GOP doubts.
3:55am
Reuters. U.S. state spending exceeds $2 trillion in fiscal 2018: report.

Legislative

5:10pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Republican plan to change election dates.
9:57am
Rep. Hesselbein. Democratis Weekly Radio Address: Veterans Day.
9:09am
Sen. Shilling. Appoints Erpenbach, Johnson to serve on Joint Finance Committee.
4:34am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Citizens vote to raise property taxes to pay for schools.

4:29am
Fox 6. 'This is an invitation to corruption:' Wisconsin state lawmakers exempt themselves from open records rules.
4:24am
Wisconsin State Journal. Immigrant rights groups press for Wisconsin driver's licenses for 32,000 residents.
4:13am
Beloit Daily News. Can they find way to work together?
4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Kimberly-Clark Corp. workers, local officials urge lawmakers to approve state incentives.
4:07am
WBAY. Fate of Kimberly-Clark bill up in air after special hearing.
4:07am
WISC. 'This is not Foxconn': Supporters fight for Kimberly-Clark $100M deal, other lawmakers oppose plan.
4:02am
Cap Times. Kimberly-Clark says it would invest $500 million in Wisconsin with incentive package, but bill still lacks votes.
4:01am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. GOP lawmakers hold hearing on $70 million deal for Kimberly-Clark but are short of votes.
3:58am
Governing. Sore losers or necessary checks? Wisconsin Republicans seek to limit new Democratic governor's authority.

State Agencies

5:12pm
DOC. Inmate apprenticeships provide valuable skills after release.
5:11pm
DATCP. Confirms CWD-positive deer in Portage County.
5:08pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
12:11pm
DWD. Announces Wisconsin Fast Forward Jump Start program.
12:09pm
DHS. Mental health grant awards to asist youth in need.
12:08pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin unemployment rate remains at or below 3 percent for record 9th straight month.
4:37am
ETF. Group Insurance Board approves contract extensions, maintains continuity.

4:04am
WXOW. State tourism hopes families are in giving spirit.

Economy/Business

4:09am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin's economic growth among nation's slowest in Q2.
4:08am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Komatsu can earn tax credits on jobs added since April 2017.

Statewide

10:36am
Wisconsin Dental Association. Recognizes 17 for contributions to dentistry, public oral health.
9:48am
Wisconsin Office of Rural Health. Four Wisconsin communities presented with rural health awards.

4:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson talks recent election results, state's future. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
3:52am
WDIO. Postal Service in red ink for 12th year as letter mail drops.

Education

5:08pm
UW-Stout. Technology education students design, build robots for friendly competition.
1:51pm
Marquette University. Marquette professors receive $525,000 grant to research a new 'green' catalyst.
12:07pm
Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. Announces free leadership conference.
11:08am
Evidence-Based Health Policy Project. To host Capitol briefing on suicide prevention among youth and young adults.
10:38am
Marquette Univerity. Receives $597,000 from federal government to support financial and educational needs of doctoral students in electrical engineering.
9:56am
UW-Madison. After 20 years, stem cells mean business in Wisconsin.
9:50am
UW-River Falls. Holiday choral concert presented.

4:18am
Washington Post. Armored school doors, bulletproof whiteboards and secret snipers.

Local

5:09pm
Clean Wisconsin. Applauds Lafayette County Board members who stood up for clean water.
1:10pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Waukesha County Parks announces new annual sticker price for disabled veterans and former prisoners of war.
12:59pm
Milwaukee Ald. Bauman. Amendments pass to repair roads and tackle neighborhood blight.
12:58pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on recently passed Dane County budget.
10:34am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Thank you, Mike Crivello, for your dedicated service to Milwaukee.

Congress

2:05pm
Washington Post. Veterans aren't getting their GI Bill payments - becaue VA's 50-year-old computer system broke.
4:00am
The Hill. Trump throws support behind criminal justice bill.
4:00am
The Hill. Defense strategy report warns of grave erosion in U.S. military superiority.
3:51am
U.S. News & World Report. Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise.

Politics

9:46am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Ernst. Introduce bipartisan legislation to protect and expand rural broadband.
4:33am
Adamczyk for 14th Assembly. Statement on the 14th District canvas.