Assembly Calendar: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, 12 pm.
Assembly In Session.

Thursday February 11, 2016 - Updated 4:15pm

Governor

2:40pm
DOR. Targeting fraud and identity theft.
2:29pm
Gov. Walker. Announces DOR anti-fraud initiatives save taxpayers $192 million over five years.
12:09pm
Gov. Walker. Attends 78th annual Wisconsin Regional Foundry Conference and Exposition.
11:01am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

Assembly Floor Session

4:14pm
Pro-Life Wisconsin. State Assembly passes bill defunding Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
3:59pm
Rep. Kremer. On passage of bill to prohibit abortion providers from overbilling Medicaid.
3:27pm
Rep. Subeck. Wisconsin Republicans put politics ahead of women in quest to defund Planned Parenthood.
3:22pm
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Assembly Republicans vote again to block essential health care services at Planned Parenthood.
2:47pm
Reps. Kerkman, Taylor. Liquid nicotine safety cap bill passes Assembly
2:44pm
Rep. Mursau. Bill to allow College of Menominee Nation to operate public library passes Assembly.
1:35pm
Rep. Jarchow. Five bills pass Assembly this week.
1:34pm
Rep. Subeck. Legislation to aid disabled taxicab riders passes the state Assembly.
1:20pm
Rep. Barnes. Welcomes Janan Atta Najeeb to the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Legislative

3:31pm
Wright for 85th Assembly District. Calls on parents to speak out against more than $1.5 million local tax dollars siphoned from Wausau Public Schools.
3:02pm
Rep. Hintz. #TBT: State of the State promises, one month later.
2:42pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Receives Wisconsin Library Champion award.
2:39pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on the MPS Takeover Repeal Act.
1:33pm
Rep. Hutton. Wisconsin's juvenile justice system.
1:28pm
Rep. Subeck. Healthy Babies, Working Mothers Act receives hearing with strong public support.
10:27am
Sen. Lassa. Weekly Democratic radio address.
10:04am
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Memo in opposition to AB-568.
8:43am
PROFS. Statement on college affordability package.
6:14am
Rep. Krug. Listening sessions cancelled.

12:04pm
Appleton Post Crescent. Lawmakers running out of time on mental health bills.
12:01pm
Cap Times. Budget committee shaves spending to stay under Scott Walker's $20 million directive.
6:17am
Wisconsin Radio Network. 'Double-dipping' bill gets public hearing.
5:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill closing gap in combat sport regulation passes Senate.
5:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill would give lawmakers access to John Doe records.
5:46am
Wisconsin State Journal. Paul Soglin blasts legislative Republicans over Airbnb, local control.
5:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. School funding proposal faces uncertain future.
5:41am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Regional leaders oppose ban on sand-mining moratorium.
5:33am
Pierce County Herald. 'A challenging time' in Madison; Harsdorf holds listening session in River Falls.
5:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Sanctuary city' bill gets Senate hearing without much fuss.
5:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Democrats propose statewide body camera standards.
5:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. High-capacity well overhaul dead this session, says GOP sponsor.
5:14am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Lawmaker suggests tapping Visit Milwaukee sales tax funds to expand convention center.
5:12am
La Crosse Tribune. Lawmakers decry ban on county executives in Legislature.

State Agencies

10:28am
DFI. Lending up 9.6% at state-chartered credit unions in 2015.
6:17am
DFI. Honors Wisconsin citizens and organizations with the 2015 Governor's Financial Literacy Award.

5:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. After losing a leg, state trooper travels long road back.

Environment/Outdoors

5:22am
Ashland Daily Press. Council passes CAFO moratorium resolution.

Statewide

12:10pm
Gov. Walker. ICYMI: Act 10 saves Wisconsin taxpayers more than $5 billion over 5 years, MacIver analysis finds.
9:58am
MacIver Institute. Act 10 saves Wisconsin taxpayers more than $5 billion over 5 years, MacIver analysis finds.
9:55am
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Scott Walker divided Wisconsin in 2011, five years later Wisconsin uniting in opposition to his agenda, disapproval of job he's done.
9:53am
Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. Family physicians participate in Doctor Day.
8:54am
Wisconsin Association of Mobility Managers. No ID and no way to get one. There is help!
8:22am
American Forest & Paper Association. Participates in first Papermakers Day in Madison.

12:00pm
Wisconsin State Journal. 5 years after Act 10: Politicial division still pervasive.
8:57am
Wisconsin State Journal. 5 years after Act 10: Union membership, clout has suffered.
8:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assessing the impact of Act 10 on Wisconsin, 5 years later.
8:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. 5 years after Act 10: Teachers, the face of Act 10 opposition, may see long-range pay changes.
8:24am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. They ran Spotted Cow beer across the Minnesota border, charges say.
5:48am
Wisconsin State Journal. Front pages from historic Scott Walker protests. Photos.

Courts

2:49pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. John Doe: Letter regarding DAs' motion to strike.
1:23pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Schimel angles for an invite to block John Doe.

11:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State high court broadens police search and seizure power.

Education

3:58pm
MPS. State honors 15 MPS schools for 'Beating the Odds.'
1:19pm
DPI. Three nominated for 2016 Green Ribbon Award.
11:58am
UW-Stout. Professors' paintings, film work, photography to be featured.
11:14am
UW-Madison. Wisconsin researchers transform common cell to master heart cell.
11:10am
UW-Stout. Couples can recharge with Relationship Check-up program.
10:59am
UW-River Falls. Student part of NSF Antarctic Research Team.
10:31am
UW-River Falls. (Updated) To host TEDx event Feb. 27.
9:56am
UW-Stevens Point. And Cornell partner on global environment course.

Local

2:46pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Staetment regarding juvenile car thefts in Milwaukee.
11:03am
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. One work for Department on Aging: "Instability."
10:02am
Center for Media and Democracy. WI Supreme Court again tries thwarting SCOTUS review of its conflicts of interest.

5:42am
La Crosse Tribune. Extra potent heroin raises alarm about overdoses, potential deaths.
5:16am
Petoskey News. Michigan leaders oppose Wisconsin town's Great Lakes diversion request.

Congress

3:19pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Senators Johnson, Ernst and Booker legislation to combat terrorists' use of social media approved.
3:04pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls on Republican majority to take action on emergency funding to tackle prescription opioid and heroin crisis.
1:25pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on passage of Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act Conference Report.
6:16am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Applauds the Senate passage of the Judical Redress Act.

5:08am
Fox 11. Connect to Congress: Rep. Grothman says Obama's budget isn't serious.

Politics

4:15pm
RPW. What debate? Sanders and Clinton offer continuation of failed Obama years.
3:08pm
Feingold for U.S. Senate. Seniors advocates endorse.
1:26pm
One Wisconsin Now. Presidential candidates with college affordability plans come to Wisconsin.
11:12am
RPW. ICYMI: Senator Feingold sprints away from his party's candidates.
11:11am
Wisconsin Restaurant Association. Endorses Justice Rebecca Bradley for Supreme Court.
11:04am
MCTS. Announces free bus pass program to help people register to vote of obtain a picture ID.
9:50am
RPW. Unveils billboard to welcome Hillary Clinton to Wisconsin.
8:30am
Feyen for 18th State Senate District. Conservative activists endorses
8:21am
Bradley for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Restaurant Association endorses.

5:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee's Sanders-Clinton debate to be pivotal.
5:35am
Sauk Prairie Eagle. School administrator seeks Assembly seat.
5:24am
The Hill. Supreme Court climate fight shakes up Senate races.
5:19am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Low turnout expected for Wisconsin Supreme Court primary.
5:09am
Appleton Post Crescent. Mike Gallagher considers run for Congress.
5:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Clinton and Sanders find dedicated volunteers in Wisconsin.
5:06am
The Hill. Two green groups back Feingold in Wisconsin Senate race.

Wednesday February 10, 2016

Governor

4:00pm
Sen. Stroebel. Governor Walker establishes future of the Family Commission.
2:02pm
Gov. Walker. Building Commission approves projects.
6:54am
Badger Herald. Walker meets with College Republicans, talks tuition freeze, student loan debt.

Senate Floor Session

3:28pm
WAFO. Wisconsin State Senate passes SB 434.
2:48pm
Sen. Shilling. Senate Republicans attack voter rights again.
2:43pm
Sen. Shilling. Applauds passage of "Safe at Home Bill."
2:41pm
Sen. Kapenga. Three Kapenga bills pass the Senate
8:35am
Rep. Steffen. Titletown District bill heads to governor's desk.
8:34am
Reps. Kleefisch, Taylor. Legislature votes to protect victims of domestic abuse.
5:32am
Sen. Cowles. Bill paves way for Titletown District.
5:30am
Sen. LeMahieu. Online voter registration bill passes Senate.

2:40pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate passes bill to open more Wisconsin forest land to logging.
6:10am
WISC. Senate approves bill allowing new special license plates.
6:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate passes bill to allow online voter registration; critics say it would halt registration drives.
6:00am
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. Fitzgerald, Born bills pass.
5:55am
Daily Reporter. Senate approves managed forest overhaul.

Assembly Floor Session

9:27am
Rep. Swearingen. Assembly approves bill to promote fish habitat on Wisconsin lakes.
8:59am
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Several bills to enhance options for domestic violence victims move forward.
7:31am
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Advocates applaud passage of accompaniment bill (SB-323), urge governor to sign.
6:21am
Americans for Prosperity. Assembly passes property rights package.
5:29am
Rep. Spreitzer. Pushes back against attacks on local control, environment.
5:28am
Rep. Heaton. Bill to combat child abuse passes Assembly, heads to governor.

6:32am
Wisconsin State Journal. Bills rolling back environmental safeguards passes Assembly.
5:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly approves bill to step up regulation of combat sports.
5:01am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Assembly approves bill changing shoreline development, dredging regulations.
4:59am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Assembly approves IoH 3.0, heads to governor's desk.
4:58am
La Crosse Tribune. Assembly approves wrongful conviction compensation.
4:55am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Assembly approves bill allowing towns to opt out of Dane County zoning.
4:53am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Assembly passes bill to increase sexual assault reporting among young victims.

Legislative

4:50pm
LRB. Memo to Sen. Larson regarding 2015 Assembly Bill 885.
4:49pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Speaks against Republican anti-immigrant bills.
2:48pm
Sen. Shilling. Recognized as a 2016 Wisconsin Library Champion.
2:47pm
Sen. Shilling. GOP ignores middle class, prioritizes political attacks.
1:37pm
Sen. Hansen. Resolution reaffirming children's outdoor heritage passes. 
11:23am
Sen. Larson, Rep. Taylor. Announce Body Camera Transparency & Accountability Act. 
9:59am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Keep private water companies OUT of Wisconsin.
9:59am
One Wisconsin Now. One billion dollars in cuts to K-12 public schools...and counting.
5:24am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Feb 11th press conference: Educating seniors on voter ID/impact of SB 295 on voter registration.

2:50pm
Janesville Gazette. Panel approves $15,8 million for mental health institutes.
2:49pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill: Venture capitals could rack up tax credits beyond investment.
2:45pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin Republican bill would hold WIAA to open records, open meetings laws.
2:44pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Outcry over WIAA policies may lead to more public access.
6:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Vos: Assembly will wrap up session next week.
6:33am
CBS 58. Lawmaker proposes change that would give sick people easier access to CBD oil.
6:03am
Wisconsin State Journal. Memo: 99 unfunded mandates, local control restrictions passed since 2011.
5:49am
Appleton Post Crescent. Voucher change could cost Fox Cities schools.
5:07am
Cap Times. Robin Vos: Wisconsin Republicans don't want work to get lost in shuffle of presidential primary.
5:03am
Fox 6. Wisconsin's Act 10 revisited: Budget crisis averted, but teaching shortage looms.

State Agencies

3:44pm
DATCP. First call for producer led watershed protection projects.
2:33pm
WI Lottery. Supercash! game turns 25 this month!
1:52pm
WI Lottery. Muskego man claims $50,000 Powerball tlcket.
1:51pm
WI Lottery. Seven lucky Badger 5 players split $111,000 jackpot.
1:36pm
DWD Secretary Allen. Highlights successful youth apprenticeship partnership as part of career and technical education month.
11:27am
WisDOT. Frozen road law to take effect statewide on Thursday. 

4:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Telemarketing, identity theft top list of consumer complaints in Wisconsin.

Economy/Business

2:37pm
Alliant Energy. Some payment options unavailable Feb. 10-15 for upgrade; no negative account impacts.
12:24pm
Cinnaire. Announces closing to expand Nueske's Applewood Smoked Meats.
11:20am
OEM Fabricators. Names Joseph Bartz Director of Operations. 
10:14am
RENEW Wisconsin. Wisconsin solar industry employs over 1,900.
10:13am
Charter Manufacturing. Veneble to succeed retiring Glaister as President and COO.

5:05am
Military.com. Navy budget confirms plant to cut purchases of Littoral Combat Ships.

Environment/Outdoors

6:35am
WJFW. Michigan DNR vows to fight spread of CWD into Upper Peninsula.

Statewide

3:59pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. More than 300 physicians, medical students participate in Doctor Day 2016 at State Capitol.
3:43pm
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Frac sand mining health impact assessment is not the final word on air quality impacts and human health. Letter. Info Sheet.
11:21am
WI LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Partners with Time Warner Cable to launch "LGBT Gives Back" campaign. 

Courts

12:05pm
Supreme Court. OLR v. Patrick A. Callahan. 
12:04pm
Supreme Court. State of WI v. Charles V. Matalonis. 
11:17am
AG Schimel. WI Supreme Court decision in State v. Matalonis. 
10:44am
DOJ. Internet predator remains confined following 7th Circuit habeas review.
10:31am
District II Court of Appeals. Certification: State v. Rozerick E. Matton.
10:15am
WMC. Lauds Supreme Court action to stay EPA's Clean Power Plan.
9:40am
MacIver Institute. Corrected: U.S. Supreme Court brings a halt to the president's Clean Power Plan.
5:22am
Gov. Walker. Releases statement on U.S. Supreme Court's stay of the federal government's 111(d) rule.
5:10am
Speaker Ryan. The president's war on coal is unlawful.
5:09am
AG Schimel. Applauds SCOTUS Clean Power Plan stay.

5:06am
Reuters. Supreme Court blocks Obama Carbon emissions plan.
4:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker, Schimel applaud Supreme Court stay of Obama power plant rules.

Education

4:48pm
UW-Extension. Chancellor announces changes to Cooperative Extension.
2:34pm
UW-Madison. Mobile communication keeps couples who live close to one another even closer.
1:35pm
UW-Madison. Researchers begin work on Zika virus.
12:06pm
UW Madison. Engineers create custom tuning knobs to turn off any gene. 
11:25am
UW Stout. Feb. 18th event part of 125th Anniversary celebration. 
10:29am
DPI Supt. Evers. Names 169 Wisconsin Title 1 Schools of Recognition.
5:25am
MPS. As Victory School introduces full Italian immersion at K4, annual "Carnevale" is set.

5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Report cites seclusion and restraint tactics in schools despite 2011 law.
4:56am
NBC 15. Report: Wisconsin schools still restrain disabled students.

Local

4:17pm
Milwaukee Cty Board. To hold February 24 public hearing on Domes.
2:37pm
City of Madison. Madison selected as one of 7 cities to connect children to nature.
1:39pm
Milwaukee Alderman Donovan. Milwaukee auto thefft epidemic out of control, sparking "street justice."

6:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Michigan holds hearing on Waukesha plan to divert Great Lakes water.

Congress

4:18pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Highlights importance of career and technical education today during CTE month.
1:53pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Co-sponsors bill to increase affordability of job training programs.
12:37pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Approves 14 bills and OPM nominee.
11:24am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Applauds the Senate passage of the Judicial Redress Act. 
5:33am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Bill would free up funds to combat Zika.

5:56am
Racine Journal Times. Ryan: Votes not there for trade agreement.

Politics

1:34pm
LCV Action Fund, Siera Club. Endorse Russ Feingold for U.S. Senate.
1:32pm
La Crosse County Republican Party. Uses facts to counter misleading newspaper narrative.
12:29pm
Feingold for U.S. Senate. LCV Action Fund, Sierra Club endorse.
10:35am
One Wisconsin Now. Another Wisconsin comeback: Rebecca Bradley's 'political inclinations' resurface.

2:39pm
ABC News. Wisconsin's Feingold avoiding Democratic presidential pick.
9:29am
DPW. Launches new radio ad - "Excuses"
6:51am
Cap Times. Right thinking, left city: Young Republicans experience Madison differently as they move against its political current.
6:23am
USA Today. Top takeaways from the New Hampshire primary.
6:07am
Washington Post. Sanders defeats Clinton in decisive New Hampshire primary victory.
6:02am
Reuters. Trump shows his U.S. presidential bid is no mere publicity stunt.
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democratic Party ad criticizes Ron Johnson over Tomah VA scandal.