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Week in Review – March 10

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Friday March 24, 2017 - Updated 6:23am

Governor

4:57am
Fox 11. Walker declares Badger Red Day, places wager with Florida governor.

Budget

4:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Fiscal bureau: Scott Walker's budget leaves $1.1 billion hole starting in 2019.
4:54am
Racine Journal Times. Rebecca Blank: Money for UW tuition cut better spent on targeted aid.

Legislative

6:23am
Racine Journal Times. Dover couple's court battle prompts legislation on assessments.
5:30am
Fox 11. Fox 11 Investigates: Lawmaker creates plan to redevelop Green Bay Correctional Institution.
5:18am
Sun Prairie Star. Hebl reintroduces fair courts package.
4:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Critics say GOP skipping debate on bill deregulating wells linked to shrinking lakes.
4:42am
Fox 6. Tearful testimony: Mother whose son was killed by drunk driver pushed for harsher OWI laws.

State Agencies

5:47am
Barron County Democrats. Ethics complaint fiiled against Justice Gableman regarding partisan fundraiser. Complaint.
5:44am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

Economy/Business

4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gummy bear giant Haribo to build first North American plant in Pleasant Prairie with 400 jobs.
4:55am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Private sector job growth strong in Wisconsin to start 2017.

Statewide

4:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's slow population growth continued in 2016, census data shows.

Local

4:49am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Nengmy Vang, 45, ID'd as suspect in shooting spree.
4:46am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Police: Wisconsin rampage began with domestic dispute.

Congress

5:28am
Cap Times. Dane County could lose millions if federal grant program is cut, Joe Parisi estimates.
5:16am
The Hill. Trump delivers ultimatum to GOP on ObamaCare repeal.
5:15am
Reuters. Trump preparing orders to review trade deals, procurement: officials.
4:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Hospital Association critical of health care bill.
4:48am
Daily Reporter. AP sources: U.S. to approve Keystone XL pipeline.
4:46am
Janesville Gazette. White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote.
4:44am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Kohl's CEO: Border adjustment tax will have 'massive impact' on customers.
4:43am
WEAU. Duffy: "50-50 shot" GOP health care plan passes.

Politics

5:43am
Constutition Party of Wisconsin. The case for restricting Muslim immigration.

Thursday March 23, 2017

Governor

3:35pm
Sen. Wanggaard. HARIBO building first North American plant in Pleasant Prairie.
1:19pm
DPW. A brief history of Gov. Scott Walker's record on job creation.
1:17pm
One Wisconsin Now. Statements on Gov. Scott Walker's economic announcement.
12:42pm
Gov. Walker. German candy-maker HARIBO selects Wisconsin for first North American manufacturing facility.
12:39pm
PR Newswire. HARIBO Group plans to build manufacturing facility in Wisconsin.

1:38pm
Wisconsin State Journal. German gummy bear maker building first North American factory in Wisconsin.

Budget

4:29pm
LFB. 2017-19 and 2019-21 general fund budget.
2:13pm
Rep. Crowley. Milwaukee caucus letter to JFC on shared revenue. Letter.
9:42am
Rep. Sinicki. Walker budget continues dive to the bottom on job protections.

2:18pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin discrimination claims would be harder to pursue under Gov. Scott Walker's budget.
4:38am
Ripon Commonweath Press. State budget proposal aims to fill jobs gap.

Legislative

4:57pm
Rep Kremer. Announces spring listening sessions.
4:18pm
Rep. Rob Brooks. To accompany Congressman Sensenbrenner at district listening session.
3:36pm
Rep. Novak, Sen. Marklein. Bill to make cheese Wisconsin's state dairy product passes committee.
2:39pm
Sens. Bewley, Erpenbach; Reps. Hintz, Pope. Voucher lobbyists respond to shortchanging public students.
2:14pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Balanced budget amendment and constitutional convention: two dangerous propositions.
1:40pm
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Are waters in Wisconsin meeting water quality standards?
1:24pm
Rep. Petryk. Positive reforms will bring broadband opportunities to rural Wisconsin.
12:45pm
Rep. Riemer, Sen. Erpenbach. Republican health care plan puts Wisconsin at risk.
11:25am
Rep. Anderson. We must protect Medicaid for Wisconsin famiilies.
10:17am
Sen. Shilling. Weekly Democratic radio address: Protect Access to Health Care.

2:41pm
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin Democrat: People 'terrified' of health care bill.
11:22am
Cap Times. Wisconsin families seek better access to substance abuse treatment with 'no wrong door' bill.
9:47am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin lawmakers say cheese deserves more recognition.
4:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP lawmakers propose raising retirement age, altering pensions for new public employees.
4:23am
WQOW. Lawmakers go back to drawing board to deter Wisconsin school shooting threats.
4:22am
WFRV. State lawmakers to introduce bill that requires presidential candidates to show tax returns.
4:21am
WKOW. New bipartisan bill would expand medical capabilities of EMT's to perform at home medical care and create a statewide standard for training.
4:20am
NBC 15. Lawmakers and recovering addicts push for more sober living homes in Wisconsin.
4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bills would increase penalties for drunk driving offenses.
4:08am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Objections collect against 'dark store' cases.
4:07am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Manitowoc County condemns 'dark store' loophole.

State Agencies

3:53pm
DWD Sec. Allen. Announces new Project SEARCH site at General Mitchell International Airport.
3:43pm
DOT. Public review period for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation specialty plate open until April 23, 2017.
2:39pm
DNR. Strong partnerships shine in third year of elk translocation efforts.
2:11pm
DATCP. Milk Marketing Board nomination period closes April 1.
11:34am
DOT. Governor Walker approves nearly $285,000 in County Forest Road Aids.
11:14am
DATCP. Nomination period open for Organic Advisory Council.
10:23am
Ready Wisconsin. Wisconsin's Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week. 
10:04am
DSPS. Meetings, week of March 27.
9:05am
Wisconsin Lottery. $155.2 million Powerball ticket sold in Wisconsin.

4:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Campaign to close Wisconsin youth prison launches.
4:11am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Panel votes to purge cases from state online court database.

Economy/Business

3:37pm
Rep. Nygren. Wisconsin's unemployment lowest since 2000.
1:43pm
WMC. Pro-business & pro-growth policies lead to Wisconsin comeback.
12:44pm
DWD. BLS data: State unemployment rate declines to 3.7%, lowest since November 2000.
11:06am
Wisconsin Technology Council. 'The Crucible': How to (and not to) pitch to investors is April 13 Innovation Network-Northeast topic.

4:10am
USA Today. Payless reportedly eyes bankruptcy filing, up to 500 store closings. 
4:09am
USA Today. Sears and Kmart might not have enough money to stock their shelves.

Statewide

4:17pm
DOJ. Update: Wausau shootings.
3:40pm
Marathon County Bar Association, State Bar of Wisconsin. Statement regarding the tragic shootings in Marathon County and the death of Attorney Sara Quirt-Sann.
1:44pm
HealthWatch Wisconsin. Conference convenes in Madison.
1:14pm
Legal Action of Wisconsin. And BBB partnering to improve access to justice.
9:56am
Gov. Walker. Issues statement on tragedy near Wausau.
9:45am
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on shootings in Wausau area.
9:03am
Rep. Snyder. Offers condolences to victims and loved ones involved in Rothschild shooting.
9:01am
AG Schimel. Statement on tragedy that resulted in four deaths.

9:02am
Wausau Daily Herald. Everest Metro officer, 3 others dead in shooting.

Courts

1:42pm
Survival Coalition. Encouraged by Supreme Court decision supporting expectation for schools to provide meaningful instruction.
9:18am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Adam Walsh.

Education

1:23pm
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. At UW-Eau Claire honored by Small Business Administration.
1:21pm
UW-Madison. Health care is for the police dogs of Wisconsin, too.
1:20pm
UW-Stout. University to guarantee admission to CVTC liberal arts transfers.
10:54am
UW-Stout. Alumnus enjoying Facebook design work, company culture.
10:14am
One Wisconsin Now. State payments per pupil for private school vouchers set to exceed public schools.
10:13am
Marquette University. To unveil new innovation space on campus.
9:26am
UW-Stevens Point. Educational sustainability doctorate offered.

4:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Average student in Wisconsin graduates nearly $30K in debt.
4:06am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Local school referendums reflect state trend.

Local

2:59pm
Statement on the tragic death of city inspector for the Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services.
11:54am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Comments on homicide of city worker.
11:17am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces partnerships to improve University Avenue, other busy local roads.
10:53am
State Treasurer Adamczyk. 450,000 car owners paying for just four county employees.
10:09am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. A dedicated city worker we will miss.
9:43am
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. Supervisors to consider measure to prevent hidden pension reports.
9:25am
Milwaukee Ald. Perez. The City of Milwaukee mourns a dedicated civil servant.
9:23am
Milwaukee Ald. Stamper. City worker's death saddens, shocks.
5:34am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Milwaukee makes the list for losing federal funding due to Sanctuary City status.

2:45pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County Board approves study of switching troubled pension plan to state.
2:17pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. La Crosse business groups oppose sales tax increase for roads.
4:18am
WTMJ. Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services employee shot, killed in his car near 23rd & Cherry.

Congress

3:54pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. And advocates: Community stands to lose millions in President Trump's budget.
2:21pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. As critical House vote nears, GOP pushes substandard health coverage that legalizes new pre-existing condition discrimination.
1:37pm
RPW. In her own words: Senator Baldwin vs. Senator Baldwin on the Supreme Court vacancy.
1:15pm
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Issues letter to Speaker Paul Ryan.
11:58am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Trumpcare makes it harder to fight opioid epidemic.
11:53am
RPW. ICYMI: Speaker Paul Ryan calls out Senator Tammy Baldwin for not supporting hardworking Wisconsinites.
10:47am
One Wisconsin Now. To Paul Ryan: Stick to renaming post offices, leave our health care alone.
9:24am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Column: The American Health Care Act is a positive step forward for health care.
5:35am
DPW. House Republicans aim to take away health care from their own constituents.

2:43pm
The Hill. House GOP postpones ObamaCare repeal vote.
4:59am
Bloomberg. Trump discusses changes to health bill to win over conservatives.
4:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. U.S. Rep. Ryan of Wisconsin has a lot riding on House health plan vote.
4:24am
Fox 11. Brown County Homebound Meals program keeping an eye on federal budget.
4:14am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Gallagher unsure of vote on healthcare repeal.
4:08am
Cap Times. Obamacare or ACA? Support for health care law in Wisconsin depends on what you call it.

Politics

5:38am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Wisconsin education advocates respond to poll results.

4:39am
Cap Times. Tammy Baldwin heads into re-election bid with 40 percent favorability rating.
4:36am
Cap Times. Milwaukee lawmaker calls superintendent challenger Lowell Holtz' crime comments 'ridiculous.'
4:19am
WAOW. Majority of Wisconsin voters want to keep health care law.

Local Politics

3:48pm
Wales for Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Two key judicial endorsements demonstrate growing strength.
5:41am
Smith for Fitchburg Alder. Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans endorses.

 

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