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Week in Review – January 20

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Monday January 23, 2017 - Updated 4:55pm

Governor

4:50pm
Sen. Kapenga. Statement on Governor Walker's welfare reform proposal.
4:48pm
Sen. Darling. Statement on Wisconsin Works for Everyone.
4:44pm
Mental Health America of Wisconsin. MAPP changes are one part of work support for people with mental illness.
3:43pm
Rep. Subeck. Statement on Governor Walker's proposal to limit FoodShare.
3:12pm
Sen. Taylor. Statement on Governor Walker's welfare reform.
3:11pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Applauds Gov. Walker's occupational licensing reform proposal.
2:01pm
Sen. Cowles. Supports governor's efforts to support financial stability.
1:45pm
Sen. Johnson. Urges Walker not to punish Wisconsin children and families in need.
1:34pm
Sen. Stroebel. Supports Governor Walker's "Wisconsin Works for Everyone" reforms.
12:26pm
WMC. Praises Gov. Walker's welfare reform proposal.
10:35am
Gov. Walker. Introduces "Wisconsin Works for Everyone."

3:21pm
The Hill. Scott Walker plans major welfare overhaul in Wisconsin.
12:57pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker's welfare plan: Expand work requirements to parents.
12:53pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker: Parents should work 80 hours per month to get food stamps.
10:41am
Janesville Gazette. The Latest: Walker proposes new welfare work requirements.
4:34am
Wisconsin Watchdog. Walker to unveil welfare reform plan.

Budget

4:49pm
Rep. Petryk. Optimistic about additional funds in state revenue projections.
12:20pm
Rep. Zimmerman. Supports Assembly Republican caucus budget framework.
5:26am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Wisconsin communities call on lawmakers to use increased revenue to restore public school funding.

4:33am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin school advocates pushing for more money.
4:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin's transportation-funding problem: Possible solutions, and how we got here.

Legislative

4:46pm
Sen. Stroebel. Column: School Choice Week. LFB Memo.
2:47pm
Rep. Taylor. Honoring 44th Roe anniversary, co-sponsors resolution that abortion is health care.
2:33pm
Rep. Macco. Announces informational hearings on Wisconsin's tax code.
2:28pm
Reps. Jarchow, Goyke. Display bipartisanship in legislative exchange.
1:59pm
Sen. Larson. Wisconsin lawmakers join nationwide effort to safeguard abortion rights. LRB-1443.
12:35pm
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation NOW: January 23, 2017.
12:24pm
Rep. Genrich. Announces formation of Democratic Study Group.
10:40am
Rep. Crowley. Letter to Gov. Walker requesting Sheriff Clarke's removal from office.
10:38am
Rep. Sargent. Honoring the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
10:37am
Rep. Subeck. On 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Republicans continue assault on abortion access.
5:29am
Sen. Tiffany. Column: You're hired!

3:18pm
Chippewa Herald. Bill would limit influence of unions on public project bids.
1:33pm
Cap Times. On Roe v. Wade anniversary, Wisconsin Democrats offer abortion resolution.
1:23pm
WTMJ. Rep. Crowley calls on Governor Walker to remove Sheriff Clarke from office.
8:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Bigger GOP edge could affect environmental protections.
5:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lawmakers propose billl to reduce gun violence.
4:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Vukmir, Sanfelippo: Victim prevention must be a Wisconsin priority.
4:36am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin Center expansion would probably need legislative action.
4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Just whose side are they on?

State Agencies

12:23pm
DHS. Announces the managed care organizations to provide Family Care services in northern Wisconsin expansion counties.
10:42am
Wisconsin Lottery. $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Madison expires Feb. 2.

4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. ACLU expected to file suit over Lincoln Hills problems.
4:39am
La Crosse Tribune. Davids, others consider tax credit to replace reciprocity.
4:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin disaster agency plans for climate change.

Economy/Business

4:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Study finds Ho-Chunk expansion could draw $37 million from other casinos.
4:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin tribe says it could lose millions.
4:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. A Wisconsin utility executive pledges less reliance on coal.

Statewide

4:55pm
Wisconsin Budget Project. Wisconsin's public sector is leaner than most other states'
9:40am
WRA. December 2016 Home Sales Report.
5:31am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Over 59 million lives lost since Roe v. Wade.

12:56pm
Milwaukee Biz Journal. Wisconsin home sales in 2016 were highest since 2005.
4:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Look at us now!' Women march against Trump.
4:30am
CBS 58. Hundreds hit the streets of Milwaukee for women's march on Washington.
4:25am
WJFW. Hundreds march for women's rights in the Northwoods.
4:23am
NBC 26. WI lawmakers react to protests over weekend, push for bi-partisanship.

Courts

12:22pm
Wisconsin Court System. Wisconsin court system releases new juror orientation video.

4:54am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Kewaunee nuke plant is due $12M in tax refunds.
4:26am
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin high court allows some Walker probe papers public.

Education

1:30pm
UW-Platteville. To host Tri-State Honors Band Festival.

Local

10:36am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 13 arrests.
5:30am
La Crosse County Republican Party. Opposes proposed county sales tax, elects officers.

5:34am
WXOW. La Crosse County Republicans oppose resort area tax.

Congress

4:52pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on vote in support of Tillerson nomination.
4:51pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Following additional concerns on Congressman Price's financial transactions, Baldwin and Senate Democrats call for SEC investigation into potential violations of Stock Act and insider trading laws.
2:56pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. "Let's talk about numbers we can all agree on."
12:45pm
DPW. Does Rep. Sean Duffy support hiking home insurance premiums as much as $900 on Wisconsin households?
12:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on President Trump's executive order to withdraw from TPP and announcement of NAFTA renegotiation.
12:38pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on President Trump's order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
12:25pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. President Trump reinstates lifesaving Mexico City policy.
10:39am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces she will not support Betsy DeVos' confirmation for Secretary of Education.
5:27am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. The fascist overtones in Trump's inaugural address.

12:40pm
The Hill. Trump signs executive actions on TPP, abortion, federal hiring freeze.
5:11am
Reuters. Trump may not enforce individual health insurance mandate: aide.
5:10am
USA Today. Trump prepares for busy Monday, pledges NAFTA changes, other executive orders.
4:55am
Duluth News Tribune. If GOP defunds Planned Parenthood, health centers can't handle patient flood.
4:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin farmers weigh-in on Ag secretary pick.
4:23am
WKBT. Baldwin supports pair of Trump Nominees.

Politics

12:18pm
NRSC. ICYMI: Last woman standing: GOP targets Sen. Baldwin as last statewide Democrat.
8:48am
Holtz for State Superintendent. Statement on the first day of National School Choice Week.

1:32pm
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin Republicans criticize Baldwin for fundraiser.
4:31am
USA Today. Will rural Wis. Trump voters swing back to Dems in 2018?

Friday January 20, 2017

Governor

9:11am
Gov. Walker. Declares today as Green and Gold Day.

Budget

2:44pm
Rep. Stafsholt. Supports Assembly Republican Caucus transportation budget and tax relief plan.
12:19pm
Rep. Spiros. GOP calls for tax relief and transportation solution.
11:02am
Rep. Kitchens. Statement on transportation solution and tax relief plan.
10:59am
DRIVE. Statement on Assembly GOP caucus transportation/tax relief outline.
4:30am
Rep. Tranel. Priorities: Rural roads & education.
4:28am
Rep. Ripp. Response to the Assembly Republican caucus plan for the state's transportation fund and tax relief.
4:23am
Rep. Steffen. Supports transportation solution and tax relief plan.

4:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Vos calls for $300 million more for roads.
4:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers propose tax swap for transportation budget fix.
4:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly Republicans call for $300 million in new transportation revenue, tax cuts.
4:05am
Daily Cardinal. Congressman weighs in on tuition cut proposal and upcoming Capitol marches.

Legislative

2:43pm
Sen. Taylor. To join historic March for Women's Rights in Washington, DC.
2:37pm
Rep. Macco. Supports local control on cell towers.
2:36pm
Rep. Hebl. Column: When talking education, actions should match rhetoric.
12:18pm
Rep. Steffen. Receives WMC's "Working for Wisconsin" award.
4:25am
Sen. Craig. Authors civil asset forfeiture reform legislation. LRB-1662.
4:22am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement regarding legislation introduced to improve the City's public safety efforts.

4:48am
WQOW. State lawmaker circulates bill to outlaw all synthetic opiates.

State Agencies

12:45pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Jan. 23-29.
12:39pm
DPI. Eight public schools nominated for national Blue Ribbon honor.
12:25pm
DSPS. Meetings, week of January 23.
12:17pm
DOR. Kicks off tax season.
4:23am
DNR. Outdoor Report.
4:21am
DOC. Lt. Governor Kleefisch, DOC Sec. Litscher, and MATC president recognize CNC graduates.
4:19am
Concerned Veterans for America. Tomah "Candy Man" loses license after endangering lives for years.

4:04am
WKOW. Program stops 'doctor shopping.'

Statewide

1:25pm
Rep. Taylor. Don't believe WI Right to Life's lies: Planned Parenthood saves lives.
1:03pm
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. Commits to continuing work for justice in the face of hate.
8:39am
PDPW. To hold dairy H.R. workshop & producer panel.
4:20am
Wisconsin Right to Life. We don't need Planned Parenthood.

Courts

5:12pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.

4:02am
WBAY. Former UW-Oshkosh baseball coach not surprised by lawsuit over building funds.

Education

2:36pm
UW-Madison. 'Magic' plus UW science equal world-champ cheese.
11:00am
Marquette University. Selects construction manager for athletic performance research center.
9:16am
UW-River Falls. Falcon Athletics to host National Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon.

4:15am
La Crosse Tribune. UW-L officials say foundation follows funding rules.

Local

11:14am
City of Madison. Last chane to enroll for Marketplace Health Insurance for 2017.
8:32am
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Milwaukee Common Council OKs $110,000 settlement in excessive force suit.

4:08am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Hepatitis C cases spike in central Wisconsin.

Congress

2:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces her support of General James Mattis' nomination to be Secretary of Defense and General John Kelly's nomination to be Secretary of Homeland Security.
1:03pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. The inauguration of a pro-life president.
1:02pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Trump inauguration.
12:42pm
RPW. Statement on the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
11:49am
RGA. Chairman Scott Walker: Our new possibilities and opportunities are endless.
10:36am
Sen. Shilling. Statement on presidential inauguration.
9:35am
One Wisconsin Now. Statements on the inauguration of Donald Trump.
8:35am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
4:27am
WCASA, End Domestic Abuse WI. Advocates of domestic violence and sexual assault victims appalled at news of President-elect Trump's budget proposal.

3:43pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tammy Baldwin's memo to the president: Help build a Made in Wisconsin economy that works for everyone.
9:09am
Bloomberg. Trump takes reins of nation as divisions deprive him of a honeymoon.
8:41am
Wisconsin State Journal. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's memo to the president: Regulatory relief should top to-do list.
4:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Triumph, celebration at Wisconsin pre-inaugural bash.
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rep. Kind: Wisconsin farmers could suffer from late ag secretary pick.
4:09am
Daily Reporter. Labor leaders enter the unknown with Trump Administration.
4:06am
La Crosse Tribune. Hail to the chief of staff: Reince Preibus takes the reins as Donald Trump's right hand man.
4:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Pocan says he can 'absolutely' work with Trump.
4:03am
WISC. Wisconsin's congressional delegation prepares for Trump administration.

Politics

8:37am
School Administrators Alliance. Endorses State Superintendent Tony Evers for re-election.

4:16am
Beloit Daily News. Republican lawmakers differ on state superintendent race.
4:12am
WTMJ. Milwaukee dems take stock of 40,000 'vanishing voters.'
4:11am
Washington Post. This deeply blue Wisconsin village still seems surprised it voted for Trump.
4:07am
Chippewa Herald. State superintendent candidate defends dental work.

Local Politics

11:50am
Smith for Fitchburg Alder. Wisconsin state Rep. Chris Taylor and Dane County Sheriff Mahoney endorse.