From The Wheeler Report Blog

2016-07-01 (1)

July 29 – Week in Review

Gov. Walker appointed Daniel Kelly to fill Justice Prosser’s seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. AG Schimel appealed the voter...
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2016-07-25

Seymour Abrahamson; Former Sen. Grobschmidt die over week

  Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s husband, Seymour, died over the weekend at age 88. Abrahamson was a UW-Madison professor, and internationally...
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Saturday July 30, 2016 - Updated 6:17am

Courts

6:17am
Rep. Steineke. Statement on voting laws.
6:16am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on federal judge overturning GOP anti-voter laws.
6:15am
Sen. Shilling. Applauds ruling in voter rights case.
6:14am
Rep. Barca. Statement on voter ID, early voting federal court ruling.
6:12am
Elections Commission. Statement regarding One Wisconsin Institute decision.
6:11am
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin. One Wisconsin Institute v. Mark L. Thomsen - findings of fact & conclusions of law.
6:10am
Speaker Vos. Statement on election rulings.
6:09am
One Wisconsin Institute. Judge rules in favor of One Wisconsin Institute voter rights claims.

Friday July 29, 2016

Voter ID

5:28pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge strikes down voter ID, early voting laws.

Governor

3:54pm
Gov. Walker. Unveils Travel Wisconsin Supper Club Concession Stand at Lambeau Field.
1:58pm
Gov. Walker. Participates in Kewaunee Harbor Restoration Project groundbreaking ceremony.
5:07am
Gov. Walker. Statement on the retirement of Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Stephen Fitzgerald.

4:37am
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. Stephen Fitzgerald retires from Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent.

Legislative

1:59pm
Rep. Hebl. Statement on being named Sierra Club Conservation Champion.
8:36am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Thanks state Rep. John Nygren for vowing to never place undue burden on taxpayers.
8:26am
Rep. Hebl. Column:  To restore trust in Wisconsin judicial system, reform is necessary.
4:38am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Our county fair is a celebration of how we all work together.
4:35am
Wisconsin Institute for Health Aging. Senators Luther Olsen and Jon Erpenbach receive 2016 Wisconsin Health Aging Star Award.

4:56am
Governing. Should violence against cops be a hate crime?
4:14am
WKOW. Mayor Soglin joins fight to raise gas tax.

State Agencies

3:56pm
DOT. DMV upgrades interactive Driver License Guide to streamline paperwork and shorten DMV wait times.
3:55pm
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Long-term care stakeholders support statewide Family Care/IRIS expansion.
2:42pm
DOT. It's no-go for Pokemon GO on roadways and railways.
2:00pm
DNR. Statewide drinking water report shows water supply safe and affordable.
1:36pm
AARP. Statewide expansion of Family Care is great news for Wisconsin families.
1:06pm
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Aging advocates commend state plan to expand Family Care and IRIS programs statewide.
12:23pm
AG Schimel. Convicts Medicaid assistance fraud felon.
9:34am
WDVA. Wisconsin Veterans Home and Union Grove achieves perfect healthcare survey.
5:08am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Welcomes statewide expansion of Family Care and IRIS.

4:33am
WKOW. Agency worries new state-wide human trafficking poster campaign may not do enough.
4:22am
La Crosse Tribune. State leaders unveil poster aimed at raising awareness about human trafficking.

Economy/Business

7:51am
Bureau of Economic Analysis. GDP: Second quarter 2016 (advance estimate). 

7:53am
Bloomberg. U.S. economy grew a less-than-forecast 1.2% in second quarter.

Statewide

9:35am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Sends survey on low dairy prices.

Courts

2:43pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Another victory for voters.

1:54pm
Fox 11. Federal judge refuses to stay Wisconsin voter ID order.
11:47am
Politico. Court strikes down North Carolina voter ID law.

Education

2:44pm
Marquette University. Spanish professor receives Way Klingler Fellowship in the humanities.
9:32am
UW-Rock County. Foundation and Alliant Energy offering $3K in student scholarships to UW-Rock County engineering students.

4:55am
USA Today. Feds: Letter to schools on transgender bathrooms not binding.

Local

4:53pm
Milwaukee Cty Exec. Abele. Announces community National Night Out celebrations in county parks in August.
12:29pm
Operation Migration. Whooping Crane Festival, September 8-11, celebrating the return of endangered Whooping cranes to central Wisconsin.
12:16pm
Sheboygan County District Attorney DeCecco. Finding on fatal shooting.
9:33am
Monona State Bank. Local community banks agree to merge.

4:19am
Duluth News Tribune. Work continues to reopen flood-damaged highways in NW Wisconsin.
4:15am
Wausau Daily Herald. Editorial: Reverse county administrator suspension.
4:15am
Wausau Daily Herald. Repeal, lawsuit possible in Karger suspension.

Congress

4:54pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. US Department of Transportation takes steps to implement key rail safety measures from Rep. Kind's RESPONSE Act.

11:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Pocan: Republican dysfunction responsible for gridlock in Washington, D.C.

Federal Agencies

4:34am
ABC News. Report: VA spent millions on costly art as veterans waited for care.

Politics

3:20pm
Smith for 14th Senate. 51 years later, Medicare is still under attack.
3:19pm
Johnson for U.S. Senate. What they're saying: Ron Johnson investigates terrorists, Feingold plays politics.
10:23am
One Wisconsin Now. Memo to Washington Post: Welcome to Walker's Wisconsin.
4:40am
One Wisconsin Now. Hillary Clinton uses historic address to tout student loan reforms.

11:50am
The Hill. House Dem campaign arm says it was hacked.
7:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Wisconsin needs free trade pacts.
4:56am
The Hill. Clinton accepts Dem nod with call to unite against Trump.
4:34am
WISN. State rep opens up about drunken driving conviction.
4:23am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Barca says TPP opposition unites Wisconsin delegates at DNC.
4:17am
Fox 11. Sen. Baldwin at DNC: Clinton will 'fight for healthier families.'
4:16am
Racine Journal Times. Paul Ryan ad spending far outpaces challenger.
4:11am
Cap Times. The Democratic National Convention through the eyes of a Wisconsin Bernie Sanders delegate.
4:10am
Fox 6. "I trust her:" Rep. Gwen Moore says Hillary Clinton sees different vision of America. Wisconsin State Journal.

Thursday July 28, 2016

Governor

2:13pm
Gov. Walker. Approves Manitowoc County Airport improvement project.
2:01pm
Gov. Walker. Approves Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport improvement project.
9:40am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

Legislative

4:25pm
Rep. Sargent. Alliant Energy to add $1 billion in wind power.
4:24pm
Rep. Nygren. Leads transportation discussion, doesn't support tax-&-spend tactics.
12:24pm
Rep. Subeck. Named "Environmental Champion" by Sierra Club.
11:58am
Sen. Taylor. Named 2016 Sierra Club "Environmental Champion."
11:14am
Sen. Taylor. To host Senate District 4 National Night Out Aug. 2.
10:33am
Rep. Billings. Participates in conference on child safety.
10:16am
Senate Democrats. Weekly Democratic radio address.
10:16am
Sen. Ringhand. Letter to Chief Justice Roggensack regarding naming the State Law Library after Justice Prosser.
10:06am
Sen. Shilling. Democrats oppose veteran service cuts.
5:28am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Statement on WI Assembly Republican leadership's calls to raise taxes and fees.

4:56am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Hansen calls for independent investigation at prison.
4:35am
WBAY. Hansen: Radios at prison didn't work when officer was attacked.
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State transportation budget could face nearly $1B shortfall. WUWM.

State Agencies

4:44pm
DNR. Outdoor report for July 28, 2016.
4:23pm
Rep. Rodriguez and Colleagues. Unveil human trafficking awareness posters.
4:22pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Column: New statewide campaign to combat human trafficking.
4:19pm
DHS. Family Care and IRIS programs to expand statewide.
2:03pm
DOJ. Statewide human trafficking awareness campaign launches.
1:59pm
DOT. Aviation Week spotlight: Multiple options for youth exploring aviation careers.
1:47pm
WI Lottery. Saturday's Powerball jackpot at $478 million.
1:29pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Turnout estimated at 16 percent for August 9 partisan primary.
12:22pm
WEDC. Coalition to move forward with plans for Wisconsin aviation/aeronautics center of excellence.
11:35am
WI Lottery. Oconomowoc man claims $90,000 Badger 5 jackpot.
5:31am
DHS. Health officials confirm heat-related fatality.

4:55am
Sheboygan Press. Former park chief hits DNR on planned Kohler golf course.
4:34am
WKOW. Health officials confirm Wisconsin's 1st summer heat-related death.

Economy/Business

4:35am
Fox 11. Oshkosh Corporation looks to hire 300 employees in one day.
4:19am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin bank CEOs feed confident in economic conditions.
4:18am
WQOW. Unemployment down in most Wisconsin cities, counties.

Statewide

8:41am
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Highlights family planning services.
8:31am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Wins national award.

Courts

8:43am
District IV Court of Appeals. David A. Noyce v. Aggressive Metals, Inc.

4:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker's state Supreme Court pick draws criticism, praise.

Education

1:48pm
Marquette University. Names Father Tom Krettek as next vice president for mission and ministry.
10:00am
UW-Stout. Kenyan receives major awards during Mandela Fellowship.
8:40am
UW-Madison. Old technology provides modern lessons to students in archaeology.

4:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison student's federal complaint alleging discrimination will proceed to an investigation.

Local

4:20pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. County increasing fees to rideshare and taxicab companies.
1:30pm
Milwaukee Alderman Stamper. Know your rights when it comes to child support.
12:21pm
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Announces finalists for Pressure Chamber.
9:16am
Milwaukee Alderwoman Coggs. Summer of Peace Youth Rally is Friday.

4:57am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: Eminent domain mess could have been avoided.
4:33am
WTMJ. Numbers show how many have left Milwaukee.
4:32am
WAOW. Marathon Co. administrator's suspension could get reconsidered.
4:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DOT: Flood-damaged roads in northern Wisconsin won't likely be ready until late summer.
4:15am
Cap Times. Flooding damages Madison election equipment, cost of damages unknown.

Congress

4:21pm
U.S. Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson, Sasse demand answers from Health and Human Services over failure to return payments to taxpayers.
2:00pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan, bicameral Congressional coalition sending letter to USDA urging market balancing help for struggling milk producers.

4:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Johnson seeks information after Zablocki VA overdose death.
4:16am
Orlando Sentinel. Senator: FBI investigations into Pulse gunman need review.

Politics

4:23pm
Wichgers for 83rd Assembly. Rep. Ken Skowronski supports.
2:02pm
Harris for 18th Senate. Homeowners left behind by proposal to cut personal property tax.
10:32am
Wisconsin Family Action. Helps Wisconsin voters find information on candidates.
9:15am
Cabrera for 9th Assembly. Wisconsin Gazette endorses.
8:33am
Crowley for 17th Assembly. Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals endorses.
5:26am
RPW. Will Senator Feingold ever stand up to Hillary Clinton?

3:50pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Elections: Turnout for Aug. 9 primary projected to be 16%.
3:49pm
Wisocnsin State Journal. Elections: Turnout for Aug. 9 primary projected to be 16%.
3:34pm
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Nehlen goes to far with campaign stunt.
3:33pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Clinton has work to do to rally more Wisconsin voters' support.
5:14am
TIME. Speaker Paul Ryan calls on 'global menace' Russia to 'stay out of this election.'
4:53am
Racine Journal Times. Paul Ryan challenger rips speaker on immigration in TV ad.
4:52am
Stevens Point Journal. Feingold: Trump unfit for presidency.
4:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Bernie or bust' delegates still unwilling to support Clinton.
4:22am
Janesville Gazette. Ryan, Nehlan trade barbs on foreign-worker visas.
4:21am
Bloomberg. Trump's minimum-wage reversal is latest headache for Republicans.
4:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Sanders delegates shout down Ron Kind over TPP support.
4:13am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Mike Pence tries to woo Republicans in Wisconsin.
4:12am
WBAY. Feingold slams Trump over Russia comment, links to Johnson.
4:11am
WISC. Wisconsin Democrats celebrate in Philly with smaller role than state's Republicans at RNC.