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Study Committees show challenges ahead for rural areas

  Three of the Legislative Study committees this interim, when overlapped, show challenges ahead for rural committees of Wisconsin. The...
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2016-07-01 (1)

August 19 – Week in Review

The Wisconsin Elections Commission unofficially estimated the August 9 Partisan Primary turnout at 13%. Gov. Walker activated the Wisconsin National...
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Wednesday August 24, 2016 - Updated 4:53am

Governor

4:07am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Walker pledges new funding for K-12.
4:04am
WJFW. Gov. Scott Walker says he has the key ways to reduce student debt.

Budget

4:09am
WSAW. Cross, Patterson talk UW System budget request.

Legislative

4:50am
Rep. Billings. Democrats unveil recommendations from the Assembly Task Force on Urban Education.

4:13am
WXOW. Assembly Democrats on the state of public education in Wisconsin.
4:11am
Cap Times. Chris Taylor looking to reduce conflicts of interest in officer-involved shooting investigations. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
3:58am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Concerns raised about limits of law requiring amber lights on school buses.

State Agencies

4:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ethics Commission allows members to make political donations.
4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Citizen Action of Wisconsin claims WEDC misrepresented jobs created in Sherman Park.
4:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR pushes back reorganization.

Economy/Business

4:05am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Federal grant to fund economic diversity.

Statewide

4:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rural Wisconsin lacking lawyers, especially up north.
4:03am
NBC 26. USDA to spend $20M buying surplus cheese.

Courts

4:13am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin AG drops early voting fight.
4:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Company suing to overturn Unfair Sales Act has history of violations.
4:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin law raises gas prices, lawsuit claims.
4:00am
Wisconsin State Journal. Billboard company sues Dane County Board, claims illegal discussion by members.

Education

4:00am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin ACT scores drop below national average.
3:59am
Chippewa Herald. DPI expanding teacher license options to address staffing shortages.
3:58am
La Crosse Tribune. Administrators, not cops, respond to sexual assault at UW-L.

Local

4:03am
WAOW. Marathon County passes $25 wheel tax.

Politics

4:53am
Solen for 1st Congress. Asks why Paul Ryan is afraid to debate after 15 days without a response to multiple requests.
4:52am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. What college and university students need to know and do to be able to vote this November.
4:51am
Novak for 51st Assembly. Receives Wisconsin Farm Bureau endorsement.

4:02am
Fox 11. $600K ad buy announced in 8th CD race.
4:02am
WKBT. Candidates for 94th Assembly seat talk education funding.

Tuesday August 23, 2016

Governor

11:36am
Rep. Wachs. Governor Walker and GOP legislators fail to address college affordability.
11:00am
Sen. Hansen. Governor continues to ignore 1 million Wisconsin residents with student loans.
10:30am
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Scott Walker does nothing for one million student loan borrowers.
10:20am
Gov. Walker. Highlights efforts to make college more affordable.
10:17am
Rep. Mason. Statement on Gov. Walker's inadequate student debt relief plan.

12:40pm
WBAY. Gov. Walker touts college affordability plans in Appleton.

Budget

9:19am
Daily Reporter. Campaigns for, against gas-tax hike putting pressure on state lawmakers.
4:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin transportation budget continues to divide Walker from his own party.
4:23am
La Crosse Tribune. Ray Cross in La Crosse: Investing in UW System is an investment in the future.
4:22am
WKBT. UW System officials hopeful for budget increase.

Legislative

11:55am
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on Planned Parenthood closure in Appleton.
11:19am
Rep. Hintz. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin closing its Appleton abortion clinic.
10:36am
Rep. Pope. Democrats release Urban Education Task Force minority report. Report.
10:16am
Rep. Taylor. Calls for adoption of conflict of interest clarification to officer-involved death bill.
9:55am
Rep. Taylor. Response to health center closure because of potential violence.
9:37am
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Legislative Council Study on Student Data moving forward.

12:45pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Chris Taylor calls for new guidelines for police use of deadly force.

State Agencies

4:15pm
DNR. Weekly news update.
2:36pm
DPI Superintendent Evers. Announces efforts to address school staffing shortages.
2:35pm
WEDC. State receives $3.1 million federal grant to continue diversification of regional economy in East Central Wisconsin.
10:17am
DATCP. Wisconsin certifies first nursery in pest control pilot program.
8:57am
DOJ. Top Cops throw 99th surprise birthday party.

4:48am
Chippewa Herald. DOC withdraws proposal to destroy training videos after a day.

Statewide

2:38pm
Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association. Wisconsin's Fair Marketing Law is constitutional.
2:04pm
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. New report highlights importance of pharmacists in addressing physician shortage. 
12:10pm
Wisconsin Corn Growers Association. Soil Health Partnership Field Day Aug. 30 in Plymouth.
5:30am
Wisconsin Council on Medical Education & Workforce. New report shows Wisconsin is making progress on physician shortage, but warns of a looming crisis.
5:27am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. The key to solving Wisconsin's physician shortage may be the "86 percent solution." Report.

12:47pm
La Crosse Tribune. Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016.
9:55am
Wisconsin Law Journal. Editorial: The real lesson of 'Making a Murderer.'
9:53am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Dad of farm accident victim speaks out.
7:38am
WISC. Report: Wisconsin may have shortage of doctors within 20 years.
4:50am
WQOW. Pharmacists say EpiPen costs are dramatically increasing.

Courts

9:57am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Announces lawsuit challenging constitutionality of Wisconsin's minimum markup law.
6:20am
One Wisconsin Institute. Three-judge panel rejects Gov. Walker and Republicans' latest efforts to keep anti-voter measures in place for November election.

2:55pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules.
12:44pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Police sue over new residency rule.
10:46am
Janesville Gazette. Oil company challenges Wisconsin's minimum markup law.
4:49am
Wisconsin Watchdog. WILL sues state over minimum markup law.
4:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Conservative group sues over minimum markup law.
4:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal appeals court allows early voting.

Education

3:38pm
UW-Platteville. Women in EMS program receives ABET award.
1:32pm
UW-Madison. Teams up with Madison police to foster officer well-being.
11:18am
UW-Stout. Five Mandela Fellows receive $25,000 grants from USADF.
10:14am
UW-Extension. Announces advisory boards of industry experts.

7:38am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Student Power Alliance picks up where defunded United Council left off.
5:00am
WKBT. Local schools face teacher shortages.

Local

2:35pm
Citizen Aciton of WI. Community speaks out on misrepresentation of jobs impact in Sherman Park.
10:15am
MCTS. Changes coming for several bus routes through downtown.

5:00am
WISN. Mayor Barrett ends temporary 10 p.m. curfew.
4:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Community team formed to address diversity issues in Superior, Duluth.
4:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Council safety plan emphasizes law and order.

Congress

2:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Tours active logging site in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to highlight good neighbor authority.
2:07pm
AARP. To give "Champion of the 50+" award to Rep. Gwen Moore for preserving financial security. 

2:57pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ken Burns criticizes Johnson on education.
4:19am
U.S. News & World Report. GOP senator suggests swapping college instructors for videos.

Politics

3:37pm
Feyen for 18th Senate. Initiative 41 revealed.
2:56pm
RPW. Hillary Clinton's continuing scandals.
1:33pm
Johnson for U.S. Senate. Ron Johnson: We need good teachers and good technology.
10:59am
Marquette University. Charles Franklin goes "On the Issues" to present new Marquette Law School poll.
10:37am
Johnson for U.S. Senate. Launches digital ad on Senator Feingold's broken promises.
9:52am
RPW. Wisconsin manufacturer believes Johnson is the best choice for U.S. Senate.
8:55am
Van Stippen for 12th Senate. Report: Wisconsin ranks 49th in broadband speeds.
5:07am
Solen for 1st Congress. Appleton, WI Planned Parenthood closing due to lack of security budget a tragedy for Wisconsin.

2:53pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin GOP Senate leader calls for special prosecutor.
10:45am
Cap Times. New Russ Feingold ad highlights Ron Johnson's 'free money' student loan comments.
4:49am
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. Democrat Jim Zahn announces for 39th Assembly.
4:28am
Fox 11. U.S. Senate candidates Johnson and Feingold talk economy.
4:27am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Johnson stays quiet on TPP trade deal.
4:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Feingold talks Milwaukee unrest, equal pay.