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Thursday April 24, 2014 - Updated 4:06pm

Governor

4:06pm
Gov. Walker. Signs bill leveling the playing field for little leagues.
3:37pm
Gov. Walker. Attends grand opening of Technical Prospects Training Center.
2:24pm
Rep. Kahl. Governor signs Rep. Kahl sex offender notification bill.
2:23pm
Rep. Hutton. Bill establishing warrant process becomes law.
10:04am
Gov. Walker. Attends International Cheese Technology Expo.
5:17am
Rep. Bernier. Governor signs county clerks and CNA bills in Capitol ceremony.

5:06am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker signs jail transfer, training bills.
4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker signs bill easing phosphorus rules for communities.
4:45am
Wausau Daily Herald. Human trafficking, 14 other bills signed into law.
4:44am
Daily Reporter. Walker signs bill designed to decrease road wear.
4:39am
Appleton Post Crescent. Walker signs bill prohibiting cellphone tracking.

Legislative

3:06pm
Rep. Barca. Audit committee unanimously agrees to comprehensive review of troubled non-emergency medical transportation program.
2:29pm
Joint Audit Committee Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit committee significantly expands audit of non-emergency medical transportation program.
2:04pm
Sen. Taylor. Staying focused on the road for a safer Wisconsin.
2:03pm
Sen. Wirch, Rep. Ohnstad. To author legislation curbing use of harmful microbeads.
11:11am
Sen. Vukmir. Commends ruling by PSC on Milwaukee streetcar.
9:55am
Sen. Miller. Weekly Democratic radio address.
5:16am
Sen. Darling. Applauds PSC decision protecting ratepayers.

5:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New law on police-involved deaths will mostly affect larger cities.
5:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Legislators OK raising salary ranges for top UW System officials.

State Agencies

3:56pm
DATCP. Gordy's County Market recalls beef wieners due to milk allergen.
3:53pm
DNR. Outdoor report.
3:38pm
WEDC. State grant to help New Holstein study future uses for idle manufacturing site.
3:24pm
DATCP. Space available in Wisconsin pavilion at China dairy expo.
3:08pm
DOT. Governor signs bill modernizing regulations for ag vehicles.
3:07pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Super One Foods in Superior example of how employees with disabilities can help employers succeed.
2:28pm
Wisconsin BPDD. A PROMISE of opportunity for students with disabilities: enrollment now open.
11:15am
DWD. Enrollment opens for statewide initiative to connect youth and families with support to succeed in workforce, achieve independence as adults.
11:13am
DATCP. Clean Sweep events help get rid of drugs, chemicals.
11:12am
DATCP. Plant product exports continue record run in 2014.
9:41am
Emergency Management. Statewide tornado drill a "GO" for today.
5:13am
DATCP. Apply for an AmeriCorps Farm to School grant to enhance school nutrition.

4:46am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Business leaders, Workforce Development secretary talk worker's compensation.
4:40am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Wisconsin investment board employees to get $13.3 million in bonuses.

Economy/Business

9:22am
Dept. of Labor. Unemployment insurance weekly claims report.

Statewide

3:22pm
Cornucopia Institute. Organic activists charge USDA regulators capitulating to corporate interests.
3:10pm
Wisconsin Builders Association. New homes continue to be a wise investment.
2:22pm
Sierra Club. Ashland and Iron Counties vote against iron mining; Conservation Congress results show citizens want mining safeguards.
2:06pm
American Federation for Children. Dr. Steve Perry to give keynote speech at AFC National Policy Summit.

5:42am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Invasive carp: U prof has plan, needs money - NOW.
5:22am
USA Today. FDA announces rules restricting e-cigarettes and cigars.
4:41am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Rail safety effort marred by squabbling.

Courts

5:05am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Judge to hear arguments in abortion lawsuit.

Education

3:35pm
UW-Extension. Pioneering sustainability planner to speak at northeastern Wisconsin events, April 28-29.
11:14am
UW-Stout. How far can they go? Supermileage Challenge draws 12 teams.
10:03am
UW-Madison. Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium to focus on blood.
9:38am
UW System. UW Colleges and UW-Extension chancellor search committee named.
9:32am
UW-River Falls. NCAA cites UW-River Falls intercollegiate athletic program for violations.
9:22am
Marquette University. Marquette College of Communication announces next class of journalists for O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism.

9:33am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. NCAA places UW-River Falls on probation after finding 5 students wrongly received scholarships.

Local

3:48pm
Milwaukee County Board Chair Dimitrijevic. Milwaukee County moves forward on equity.
3:33pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Not shocked that taxpayers were deceived about additional costs of recently approved living wage ordinance.
2:26pm
South Central Federation of Labor. Workers Memorial Day commemoration.

4:43am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County demands pension repayments because of 'buyback' errors.

Congress

8:16am
U.S. Sens. Johnson, McCaskill. Release report on allegations of misconduct for former DHS action IG.

9:17am
Washington Post. Probe: DHS watchdog cozy with officials, altered reports as he sought top job.
4:53am
Sheboygan Press. Baldwin: Democrats need to tout health care reform. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Politics

3:52pm
Spreitzer for State Assembly. Rep. Janis Ringhand endorses Mark Spreitzer for 45th Assembly District.
3:32pm
Vorpagel for State Assembly. Declares candidacy for 27th State Assembly District.
2:08pm
One Wisconsin Now. Has the Republican Governors Association hit the panic button?
2:07pm
RPW. Dissension in the ranks: Wisconsin Democrats remain divided.
8:14am
Walker for Governor. Governor Scott Walker named to TIME's Annual TIME 100 list.

5:05am
Chippewa Herald. Republican Anderson drops out of House race, throws support to Kurtz.
4:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Poll finds public as opinionated about Mary Burke as Ron Johnson.
4:51am
Green Bay Press Gazette. GOP Assembly candidates begin battle over residency question.
4:50am
Appleton Post Crescent. Westphal becomes fifth candidate for 55th Assembly seat.

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Governor

3:58pm
Rep. Weatherston. Governor signs three of Rep. Weatherston's bills.
3:43pm
Wisconsin Paper Council. Governor Walker signs "Clean Waters, Healthy Economy Act" into law.
3:40pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Governor signs nine of Rep. Loudenbeck's bills into law today.
3:39pm
Rep. Swearingen. Governor signs bill for handicapped motorcyclists.
3:37pm
Rep. Ripp. More Ripp bills signed into law.
3:36pm
DCF. Governor signs bill extending foster care placement to age 21 for education completion.
3:02pm
Gov. Walker. Signs 55 bills.
3:01pm
Sen. Leibham. Workforce training bill signed into law.
2:06pm
Rep. Knudson. Bill streamlining regulation becomes law.
2:05pm
Rep. Bies. Governor Walker signs remaining Bies legislation into law.
1:23pm
Rep. Strachota. Bills signed into law.
1:05pm
Rep. Larson. Governor Walker signs Larson bills into law.
11:45am
WMC. Thanks Governor Walker for signing phosphorus reform into law.
11:44am
Reps. Bies, Taylor. Independent police investigations now state law.
11:27am
Rep. Kleefisch. Governor signs 10th Kleefisch bill into law.
10:55am
Sen. Petrowski. Governor signs another fifteen of Senator Jerry Petrowski's bills into law.
10:01am
Gov. Walker. Denim Day to raise awareness of sexual assault.

1:44pm
Fox 11. WMC: Governor has signed phosphorus bill.
12:22pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker signs police custody bill.
5:22am
WXOW. Gov. Walker: Employers looking for one thing.
4:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Trost aide: Walker to sign police bill.
4:56am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker touts low unemployment, surplus in economics forum.

Legislative

3:45pm
UW-Madison. Key legislative panel approves personnel system.
2:04pm
Various Grassroots Groups/Leaders. Open letter to Wisconsin state elected officials on the full and imminent implementation of Common Core State Standards.
12:29pm
UW System. Statement regarding Legislative Joint Committee on Employment Relations April 23 meeting.
10:44am
Sen. Taylor. Tight jeans do not cause rape.
9:51am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Column: Making higher education more attainable.
9:39am
Rep. Zepnick. Letter to Gov. Walker regarding further heating assistance.

12:08pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Sen. says he'll propose a ban on powdered alcohol if feds approve it.
8:22am
Stevens Point Journal. Town hall meeting deals with issue of student debt.
5:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers hear testimony on online voter registration at informational hearing.
4:59am
Capital Times. Lake Geneva Republican weighs in on Madison's cab controversy.

State Agencies

4:28pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Visits innovative school-to-work and technical college programs in central Wisconsin.
4:12pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. PSC votes to strike down ordinance shifting Milwaukee streetcar costs to utilities and ratepayers.
2:09pm
WEDC. New loan program could benefit Oshosh Corp. suppliers.
2:07pm
DWD. Wisconsin local employment & unemployment estimates released.
1:48pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. To meet in Boscobel.
11:16am
DATCP. Wisconsin putting the freeze on child identity theft.
10:10am
AG Van Hollen, DNR Sec. Stepp. Remind residents to drop off their unwanted prescription drugs this weekend.
9:44am
AG Van Hollen. Encourages communities to remember Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Awareness Day.
9:41am
DWD Sec. Newson announces Career Expo's: Milwaukee. Fox Valley.

4:11pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. PSC rules city pays for Milwaukee streetcar utility costs.
1:08pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin facing $700M transportation shortfall.
12:38pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Wisconsin GAB to certify spring election results.
12:22pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. States raise concerns about bat protection plan.

Economy/Business

11:08am
Wisconsin Energy Corporation. Announces 2014 first quarter earnings news release and conference call.

Statewide

2:02pm
RENEW Wisconsin. Ground broken on Green Bay's largest solar array.
10:49am
WISPIRG. Offshore tax dodging hurts Wisconsin taxpayers, businesses. Report.
9:43am
Wisconsin Women in Government. Announces 2014 Woman of Achievement honorees.

11:48am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. EPA: Wisconsin's air pollution level at 30-year low.
5:45am
USA Today. Gun checks miss millions of fugitives.
4:57am
Chippewa Herald. 'Parasites' promote court records online, then offer to remove them for a fee.

Courts

11:46am
Wisconsin Court System. Court interpreter training planned for Milwaukee.
11:07am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Scott E. Oberst.

5:06am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Justices back Michigan ban on affirmative action.
4:57am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Ruling allows Buffalo County mine plan to advance.

Education

9:50am
Marquette University. Team wins $53,000 at international business plan competition.
9:36am
UW-Madison. UW pursues improvements for Bangladeshi workers.

3:49pm
Wisconsin Election Watch. Senator Rand Paul talks about education reform in Milwaukee.

Local

3:59pm
Milwaukee County Treasurer Diliberti. Announces retirement.
3:45pm
Milwaukee County Board Chair Dimitrijevic. Statement on the retirement of County Treasurer Dan Diliberti.
2:09pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. County kicks off disc golf season with free golf Saturday.
12:52pm
Citizens Against Subsidized Hotels. Announces "Stop Hotel Boondoggle" binding referendum campaign.
9:11am
Dane County Market. Condo sales. Home prices. Days on market.

8:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. La Crosse may soon fine adults that host underage drinking.
8:19am
Milwaukee Business Journal. City of Milwaukee expects $20M more needed for streetcar project.
5:05am
La Crosse Tribune. Rail expansion prompts worries about dangerous cargo, unsafe rail cars.
4:53am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Dover school development vote deferred at Milwaukee Common Council.

Congress

3:50pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Stands up for Wisconsin businesses, urges President Obama to hold China accountable for currency manipulation.

8:26am
Fond du Lac Reporter. A team player: Beneath the surface, retiring Congressman Tom Petri is very much like the people he has represented for 35 years.
5:23am
WJFW. Duffy calls out veterans disability claims backlog, teams with congressional delegation to defend Milwaukee office.
5:19am
WBAY. LCS funding brings Armed Services Staff Director to Marinette.
5:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee's Moore decries Paul Ryan's budget as favoring wealthy.

Federal Agencies

12:06pm
EPA. Announces list of top 100 U.S. organizations using renewable energy.

Politics

4:09pm
Moore for State Assembly. Enters race for Wisconsin's 81st Assembly District.
2:49pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. To seek second term in 15th Assembly District.
11:15am
SSDC. Senate Democratic Leader affirms road to victory with two more retiring Republicans.
10:46am
Milwaukee Police Association. Endorses Schimel.
9:48am
Wright for State Assembly. Launches re-election campaign.
5:11am
Richards for Attorney General. Calls for restoration of the Public Intervenor Office.

1:07pm
Racine Journal Times. Bryce joins race to succeed Lehman.
12:19pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democratic pollster finds tight Wis. governor's race.
8:28am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Hennessey, Nelson may seek 9th Senate nomination.
8:24am
Sheboygan Press. Editorial: Leibham has most to lose in Congressional bid.
8:22am
Wausau Daily Herald. Wausau businessman plans 'special announcement' about 85th Assembly District.
5:21am
WISC. Grothman aims to be 'more conservative' candidate.
5:11am
WEAU. Democratic AG hopeful wants public intervenor back.

 

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