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Friday April 17, 2015 - Updated 4:52pm

Governor

5:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Gov. Scott Walker's dual mission in his overseas trips.

Budget

4:30pm
WTCS. Legislature's Joint Finance Committee supports tech colleges in state budget.
3:26pm
Rep. Krug. Champions fraud prevention efforts.
2:59pm
UW-Platteville. Voluntary Separation Incentive Program announcement.
2:47pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on UW-Madison cuts.
2:14pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Transportation fund sees improvement.
1:47pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Budget motion eases veterans' return to school.
1:26pm
Sen. Nass. UW-Madison announces "political" cuts.
12:16pm
UW-Madison Chancellor Blank. (Blank's Slate) Update on budget reductions.
10:53am
Rep. Barca. Urges state budget committee to take bold action to invest in worker training.
10:50am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Champion closing the worker skills gap and support for veterans.
10:20am
Customers First! Coalition. Statement opposing the Joint Committee on Finance vote on 4/15/15 to decrease funding for the PSC's intervenor compensation program.
10:17am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Lawmakers receive hundreds of stories from individuals impacted by changes to Family Care and IRIS.
9:52am
Citizens Utility Board. Legislative committee votes to gut funding for organizations that fight utility rate increase proposals before the PSC.
9:08am
Wisconsin Eye. Newsmakers: JFC Co-Chairs Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. John Nygren.
5:09am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: People speak out about consequences of budget decisions.

1:36pm
Chippewa Herald. Lawmakers put off discussion on erasing education board.
12:46pm
WISC. UW-Platteville offers separation incentives.
12:23pm
Wisconsin State Journal. UW-Madison chancellor: Scott Walker's proposal will mean cuts of 400 jobs, programs. AP.
12:22pm
AP. Budget committee approves more oversight on police equipment.
12:21pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW-Madison to cut 400 jobs, close and merge programs.
10:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers to take up Scott Walker budget moves.
5:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker's move to ax for-profit college board comes with unanswered questions.
5:17am
Appleton Post Crescent. Tom Nelson sounds off on Family Care.
5:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Overwhelming thumbs-down from voters on $150M in state funding for downtown arena: MU poll.
4:58am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin finance committee to decide whether to wipe out higher education board.

Legislative

11:32am
Sen. Ringhand. Homestead credit provides tax relief to low-income families and seniors.
9:03am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Looks to increase funding to hire more police.

12:11pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Health groups back bill for more phys ed in Wisconsin schools.
5:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rideshare bill clears state Senate committee.

State Agencies

2:26pm
Wisconsin Conservation Congress. Learn to Hunt Bear Tag applications due April 22.
1:15pm
WEDC. Wisconsin delegation makes connections with key industry leaders in Spain
12:29pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, April 19-25.
11:49am
DPI Supt. Evers. Statement on Marquette University Law School poll.
10:07am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

Economy/Business

2:48pm
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service requests new electric and natural gas rates for 2016.

4:58am
WBAY. Wisconsin unemployment falls to pre-recession levels.

Statewide

4:47pm
United Wisconsin Grain Producers. Recognized for 10 yeras of positive economic impact.
10:39am
Wisconsin Economic Development Association. And the League of Wisconsin Municipalities sign agreement.
10:34am
Justice Initiatives Institute. New report: Cited in Milwaukee - The Cost of Unpaid Municipal Citations.
10:16am
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service reminder: Contact 811 Diggers Hotline (WI) or Miss Dig (MI) before ANY yard project involving digging begins.
10:07am
WPHCA. Announces new board leadership.

4:59am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak could be 'devastating.'

Courts

12:58pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.
12:28pm
DOJ. Letters regarding representation in Shirley Abrahamson v. Scott Neitzel case.
9:04am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Ernesto Chavez.

5:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Justice Crooks rips Abrahamson for digging in heels on job.
5:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. ACLU working to expand acceptable voter ID types.

Education

4:52pm
WEAC. Wisconsin poll results signal need to support neighborhood public schools.
12:54pm
Marquette University. Has two winners of prestigious Fulbright Awards.
10:41am
UW-Madison. Cramer named director of Morgridge Center for Public Service.
9:47am
UW-Madison. Eight student services professionals win SPA awards.

Local

11:07am
Milwaukee Ald. Davis. An opportunity lost, and now we're paying the cost.

Congress

11:30am
South Central Federation of Labor. Commends Rep. Pocan for fast track and TPP stance with A+ report card.
5:07am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Bipartisan group of lawmakers introduce long-term solution for Highway Trust Fund.
5:06am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on trade promotional authority legislation.

Federal Agencies

5:00am
USA Today. Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism program.

Politics

2:16pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker fails to denounce climate change gag order on state employees.
1:53pm
DPW. ICYMI: Support for Scott Walker falls almost as fast as state jobs numbers.

11:34am
New Hampshire Union Leader. Scott Walker: Increase prosperity, not taxes.
4:57am
Bloomberg. Poll shows Scott Walker trailing Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin.

Thursday April 16, 2015

Governor

12:52pm
Gov. Walker. Touts Wisconsin to Spanish business leaders.
9:07am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

Budget

3:11pm
National Asssociation of State Utility Consumer Advocates. Wisconsin should continue to fund utility consumer advocate.
3:07pm
Sen. Ringhand. County-wide assessments removed from state budget.
1:55pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Applauds removal of non-fiscal items from budget.
1:50pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker's budget plan for fewer protections for students from predatory for-profit college industry up for Joint Finance consideration.
12:31pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Column: No one wants to lose the Educational Approval Board.
9:53am
Rep. Jorgensen. Vos idea to triple SeniorCare costs "out-of-touch."
5:24am
Sen. Marklein. Productive first day of Joint Finance Committee action on state budget.
5:23am
Sen. Taylor. GOP Legislature carry Governor's banner.
5:23am
Rep. VanderMeer. Supports local property assessment.
5:22am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Workforce Alliance. Changes proposed to Wisconsin's long term-care system threaten an already-struggling industry.

12:58pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Two lawmakers request public hearing on Walker's proposed budget cuts and changes to UW System.
10:52am
ABC News. Walker's Wisconsin budget shows his conservative ideals.
9:25am
Appleton Post Crescent. County leaders oppose long-term care proposals.
6:01am
WMTV. Budget panel removes $250,000 for wind power study.
5:57am
Sheboygan Press. Walker's budget means staff, program cuts for Sheboygan.
5:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Legislative leaders drop property tax assessment change from Walker budget.
5:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers vote to end funding for Citizens' Utility Board.
5:16am
Racine Journal Times. City resolution opposing personal property tax repeal moves forward.
5:15am
Wausau Daily Herald. School boards speak up about the state budget.
5:11am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Health care costs' broader impacts rarely discussed.
5:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Higher state tax collections could ease planned budget cuts.
5:06am
Milwaukee Business Journal. UWM chancellor: Buyouts, tuition hikes not enough to addres proposed state budget cut.

Legislative

4:05pm
Sen. Hansen. Response to Marquette University Law School Poll.
1:31pm
Rep. Barca. Marquette Poll shows overwhelming opposition to extreme Walker/Republican budget.
10:32am
Rep. Steineke. Column: New Bucks stadium brings increased tax revenue and jobs.
9:43am
Rep. Shankland. Democratic Weekly Radio Address.
9:39am
Wisconsin Eye. Civil Dialogue: Sen. Paul Farrow and Sen. Jennifer Shilling.
9:30am
ABC of Wisconsin. Statement in response to prevailing wage study.
9:04am
Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired. Legislative Day Thursday, April 16.
9:01am
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: What is the big deal about equal pay?

4:38pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Farrow says legislature may take no action on accountability.
12:50pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin lawmakers work to catch up with e-cigarette boom.
11:32am
WMTV. Farrow says Legislature may take no action on accountability.
6:02am
WHBL. Stroebel sworn in as new State Senator.
5:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New Senate school accountability bill drops controversial elements.
5:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers consider expanding concealed carry to members of military stationed in Wisconsin.

State Agencies

3:57pm
WEDC. New program announced to advance water entrepreneurship.
2:41pm
DVA. Announces Medicare certification for King Home.
2:40pm
DWD. And workforce partners complete 2014 Manufacturing Month Report.
1:42pm
DWD. Wisconsin unemployment rate declines to 4.6% in March.
12:06pm
DHS. Prom and graduation time: A reminder that everyone has a role in preventing underage drinking.
9:57am
DATCP. Avian influenze detected in Juneau and Barron County poultry.

12:49pm
Wisconsin State Journal. 46 pension fund managers awarded six-figure bonuses.
12:44pm
La Crosse Tribune. Reciprocity deal could be near for Wisconsin, Minnesota.
10:27am
Cap Times. Wisconsin DHS auditor retreats from $3.5 million claim against family planning clinics.

Economy/Business

12:53pm
Wisconsin Energy Corp. Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends.
9:55am
Trillium CNG. Wins 2015 "Supplier of the Year" award at PepsiCo Fleet Summit.

Statewide

4:55pm
Michael Best & Friedrich. Welcomes former Public Service Commission chairperson to Madison office.
4:04pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Jim Holte named Interim Chief Administrative Officer.
3:22pm
Alliant Energy. Back by popular demand: Public tours of the Prairie du Sac Dam.
3:13pm
The Federalist Society. April 28, 2015 - 25th Anniversary of Milwaukee School Choice Program.
1:40pm
Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Leading conservative non-profits to host Affirmative Action debate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Flyer.
12:29pm
Xcel Energy. Recognizes Lineman Appreciation Day.
9:02am
Xcel Energy. Cautions customers about scam activity.
5:26am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Wisconsin campaign finance deregulation/John Doe II case before state Supreme Court/Walker's campaign finance views.

Courts

2:46pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Names change for State Law Library branches in Madison, Milwaukee.
9:05am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Jon Evenson.

5:13am
Cap Times. Editorial: Chief Justice Abrahamson is right to seek clarification of conflict.
5:08am
La Crosse Tribune. Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test.

Education

2:48pm
UW-River Falls. Soils team is back-to-back national champions.
2:39pm
UW-River Falls. Onan named 2015 Distinguished Teacher.
2:17pm
Marquette University. To honor outstanding graduates at Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 23-25.
1:09pm
MPS. Riverside robotics team heading to national championship after regional win.
9:42am
UW System. Six faculty selected to lead grant project focused on student success.
9:11am
UW-River Falls. To host advanced placement U.S. History Review Day.

11:40am
Badger Herald. Campus diversity framework near completion despite concern over lacking student voice.

Local

1:52pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Milwaukee County to be recognized as Silver Award winner at upcoming Well City Milwaukee Event.
9:14am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement regarding April 14 demonstration.

12:46pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Coalition campaign urges Mayor Barrett, Common Council to ramp up arena funding.
5:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. Police: Video of arrests at Tony Robinson protest disproves claim of 'violent' tactics.

Congress

4:06pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Bipartisan group of House lawmakers reintroduce The Innovation Protection Act.
4:03pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on bipartisan legislation to fix "No Child Left Behind."
2:43pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Opposes fast-track Trade Promotion Authority plan.
2:01pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces support for American Innovation Act.
12:00pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Markey; U.S. Rep. Nadler. Introduce legislation to level the playing field for American visual artists.
10:43am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Reintroduces bill to ban federal funding for motorcycle checkpoints.
9:12am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson comments on pilot landing gyrocopter on Capitol grounds.
5:20am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Praises Congress for passage of SGR repeal.

2:16pm
The Hill. Bill would hike gas tax to pay for roads.

Politics

3:09pm
Unintimidated PAC. New super PAC launched to support Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
1:20pm
Marquette University. Marquette Law School poll finds Walker job approval down.
9:40am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Super PAC set up to help Wisconsin's Scott Walker ahead of likely 2016 presidential campaign.

2:03pm
Fox 11. Poll finds widespread oposition to Walker budget ideas.
12:55pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's Wisconsin approval rating drops in lates poll.
11:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Super PAC formed to help Scott Walker in 2016 campaign.
5:10am
Chippewa Herald. Polls show Scott Walker surging in early primary states.

 

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