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Monday March 25, 2019 - Updated 10:58am
- Sen. Jacque. Gov. Evers decimates Domestic Abuse Advisory Council.
- The Hill. Wisconsin Dem governor removes 82 Scott Walker appointees added during lame-duck session.
- Cap Times. Following judge's ruling, Tony Evers rescinds 82 Scott Walker appointees approved in lame-duck session.
- WEAU. Gov. Evers set to tour flood damage in Trempealeau Co.
- U.S. News & World Report. Hope for gubernatorial pardons renewed in Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin Policy Forum. Proposed state budget addresses several investment needs but taps reserves to do so.
- UW-Eau Claire Student Senate. Science building funding to be decided in coming weeks by the Joint Finance Committee.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers says GOP's rejection of capital budget creates uncertainty for private donors.
- La Crosse Tribune. At UW-La Crosse, Gov. Tony Evers digs in heels on capital budget.
- Racine Journal Times. GOP shows room for compromise in state budget, but promises it will shrink.
- WKOW. Business group concerned with proposal to close "dark store" loophole.
- Speaker Vos. Announces members of Task Force on Suicide Prevention.
- Rep. Anderson. We've gone 1,909 days without expanding Medicaid.
- Governing. Police body cameras aren't having the effects many expected.
- WEAU. Bill would permanently remove "R-word" from state's administrative code.
- AG Kaul. Expands efforts to fight opioid epidemic; joins multistate investigations of opioid distributors.
- DOT. Governor Evers welcomes 16 new Wisconsin State Patrol officers.
- Wisconsin Lottery. $2 million Powerball ticket sold in Racine.
- WEDC. Approves tax credits for new Amazon facility in Oak Creek.
- Chippewa Herald. 1998 law to speed approval of utility projects creates challenge in controversial power line case.
- AP. Survey: Business economists see slowdown in growth this year.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Taxpayers to spend up to $100,000 for attorneys even if effort to join abortion lawsuit fails.
- WTMJ. Appeals court delays Wisconsin lame duck law ruling.
- CBS 58. 'A bad precedent': Wisconsin's lame-duck battle.
- UW-Madison. New mechanism of action found for agricultural pesticide fludioxonil.
- U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Pressing for answers on reports of efforts to weaken contamination standards for PFAS.
- U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Special Counsel findings.
- Beloit Daily News. Pocan talks to students about climate change, student debt.
- WJFW. Rep. Duffy supports Trump's national emergency declaration.
- Fox 11. Connect to Congress: Grothman talks border wall, Trump veto and Mueller.
- Fox 6. 'Everybody's been holding their breath:' Wisconsin politicians react to Mueller's findings.
- AP. Analysis: A cloud lifts over Trump, but at a cost.
- Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Raises over $860,000 in 6 weeks.
- Common Cause in Wisconsin. TONIGHT: Town hall meeting in La Crosse - recusal rules & voter turnout in April 2nd WI Supreme Court election.
- The Hill. Trump mounts Rust Belt defense.
- Wisconsin State Journal. Brian Hagedorn, Lisa Neubauer face off for 10-year term on Supreme Court.
- WiscNews. Brian Hagedorn seeks to extinguish partisan influence on court.
- Wisconsin State Journal. Lisa Neubauer wants to restore confidence in high court.
Friday March 22, 2019
- Gov. Evers. Letter to Senate Chief Clerk Renk regarding withdrawal of appointments.
- State Senate Democratic Committee. Sen. Patrick Testin votes against vital building projects.
- WEAU. State Building Commission's decision impact on Phillips Science Hall project.
- WEAU. Future of some UW System buildings up in the air after committee vote.
- WKOW. Dane Co. officials plan to convince lawmakers to invest in Alliant Energy expansion.
- Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Officials confident UW-EC will still get funding for science building.
- Janesville Gazette. Three area construction projects face uncertain future.
- WQOW. How would repealing the minimum markup law impact gas prices?
- Rep. Hesselbein. Opposes tax dollars for private attorneys.
- Rep. Hebl. Statement on lame duck lawsuit decision.
- Sen. Marklein. Column: I heard "roads," "roads," "water," "roads!"
- Rep. Hebl. Circulates bill to join Wisconsin into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
- Rep. Edming. (Updated) Announces first round of budget listening sessions.
- Rep. Pronschinske. Agriculture unites us all.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Republicans hire outside attorneys in abortion lawsuit.
- LA Times. California among states considering caregiver tax credits.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Medicaid work rules harm hospitals, study finds.
- DOR. Brings back the Wisconsin Economic Outlook.
- Wisconsin Lottery. Powerball jackpot at $625 million, 4th-highest in history.
- DMA. Incident Report #7 - March 2019 Flooding.
- DNR. Outdoor Report.
- WISC. Technology company sued by state claims ETF wrongfully terminated contract, will seek damages.
- Bloomberg. U.S. posts largest-ever monthly budget deficit in February.
- Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin unemployment dips below 3% despite flat job growth in February. WAOW.
- Wisconsin Counties Association. Forward Analytics to provide quality, non-political research with ultimate goal of good public policy.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Spring flooding has cost local governments $2M so far.
- District III Court of Appeals. The League of Women Voters v. Tony Evers - order.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Diann P. Burton.
- 350 Madison. The Wisconsin Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Enbridge v. Dane County.
- La Crosse Tribune. GOP lawmakers ask appeals court to reverse ruling halting laws limiting powers of Tony Evers, Josh Kaul.
- U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Evers, groups ask to be heard in lame-duck stay.
- The Hill. Wisconsin withdraws from multistate lawsuit seeking repeal of ObamaCare.
- Cap Times. Evers moves to withdraw state from ACA lawsuit after judge blocks lame-duck laws, reviews other options.
- WXOW. The Latest: Democrats want to stop paying outside attorneys.
- New York Times. Wisconsin judge blocks Republicans' move to limit Democratic governor's power. Washington Post.
- U.S. News & World Report. Gerrymandering lawsuits are pending in a dozen states.
- UW-Platteville. To host an evening with Rick Hess.
- AP. Trump orders colleges to back free speech or lose funding.
- Milwaukee Ald. Witkowski. Statement following March 22 special Public Safety and Health Committee meeting.
- Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County selects firm from Alliant Energy Center to coordinate zoo concessions, attractions.
- Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County formally extending job offers to all on-grounds zoo society employees.
- Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Seeking applicants for Public Safety Officer positions.
- Milwaukee County Sup. Nicholson. Appointed to the Milwaukee Public Museum Board of Directors.
- WISN. Milwaukee County Board passes resolution to allow undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses.
- Kenosha News. County supervisor says Highway KR concerns are justified.
- Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. President Trump discusses WILL lawsuit at White House.