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#LocalGovMatters – Inauguration 2019

This week on #LocalGovMatters Gwyn is joined by Mark O’Connell – Executive Director of the Wisconsin Counties Association and Jerry...
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#LocalGovMatters – Legislative Leadership Thoughts on 2019

In December, Gwyn interviewed the legislative leaders: Senate Republican Leader – Sen. Scott Fitzgerald Senate Democratic Leader – Sen. Jennifer...
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Tuesday January 15, 2019 - Updated 4:47pm

Governor

11:00am
RPW. Will Evers sign GOP-proposed health care bill?

1:07pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers predicts he will prevail on Medicaid expansion.
4:58am
Daily Reporter. Gov. Evers tours WRTP/Big Step, seeks to support entrepreneurs.
4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers talks transportation agenda, criminal justice reform.
4:30am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. 'This is a pro-business administration': Tony Evers talks up his policy goals.
4:26am
WTMJ. Gov. Evers: Gas tax increase 'an option on the table.'

Legislative

4:40pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Announces listening sessions.
4:39pm
Rep. Sargent. A fesh start for Wisconsin.
4:22pm
Sen. Bewley, Rep. Meyers. Introduce bill designating the Ruffed Grouse as the state small game bird. LRB-1021.
4:20pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Victims' right amendment advances in Senate.
4:19pm
Rep. Subeck. Stands up for democracy; joins colleagues in introducing fresh start for Wisconsin legislation.
4:16pm
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Passes key state Senate committee.
3:12pm
Rep. Magnafici. Testifies in support of protecting insurance coverage for Wisconsin residents with preexisting conditions.
3:11pm
Rep. Hebl. Column: New governor brings hope of progress.
3:10pm
Rep. Vorpagel. Testimony on AB-1.
3:08pm
Rep. Taylor. Assembly Democrats plan to shine light on shady politicians.
1:31pm
Rep. Hintz. Legislative Democrats introduce first priorities: "A Fresh Start for Wisconsin."
12:19pm
Rep. Steineke. Legislative Republicans host Evers in caucus.
10:35am
Wisconsin Voices. Commends focus on good governance.
10:01am
Rep. Shankland. To hold office hours in Saturday.
4:59am
Rep. Oldenburg. To testify on bill protecting pre-existing conditions.

4:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Wisconsin legislative session is starting out with litigation, and it will cost taxpayers.
4:25am
WAOW. Local officials say harsher OWI offenses would impact taxpayers, jails and district attorney.
4:24am
WJFW. Lawmaker: 'Ship has already sailed;' tax incentives unlikely to sway Petco to stay in Rhinelander.
4:22am
Fox 6. 'It's just too vital to the functioning of our democracy:' Transparency advocates push email changes for public leaders.

State Agencies

4:47pm
DSPS Sec.-designee Crim. Announces leadership team appointments.
4:23pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Communities receive $3.7 million for projects.
3:17pm
AG Kaul. Announces judgment requiring Milwaukee County health care provider Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Inc. to pay $360,000 in forfeitures, fees, and costs related to hazardous waste.
3:09pm
WHEDA. Finishes 2018 with nearly a half-billion dollars in single family lending.
2:03pm
DNR. Weekly news.
1:59pm
DWD Sec.-designee Frostman.  Announces new leadership team.
12:56pm
AG Kaul. Joins bipartisan coalition of attorneys general in brief defending law that protects Native American children.
12:19pm
DATCP. To start inspecting produce farms this year.
12:03pm
DWD. Unemployment insurance 2018 tax statements now available online.
11:37am
DHS. Wisconsin food and nutrition programs will continue despite federal government shutdown.
9:59am
DWD. Wisconsin ready to assist furloughed federal employees.

1:13pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. As shutdown continues, hundreds of federal workers in Wisconsin seek unemployment.
4:31am
Stevens Point Journal. Lincoln Hills youth prison not keeping inmates' cells 'suicide resistant,' monitor finds.

Environment/Outdoors

4:28am
Reuters. Antarctica's melt quickens, risks meters of sea level rise: study.

Statewide

2:01pm
We Energies. Launches largest approved solar energy program in Wisconsin.
1:30pm
Dairy Business Association. Dairy group strengthens policy team.
9:58am
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. A fresh look and name for a new day in conservation for Wisconsin.

Courts

8:35am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Commends WILL lawsuit to protect economic opportunity.
8:34am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Sues Evers administration to protect wedding barns.

7:17am
AP. Lawsuit seeks to protect Wisconsin wedding barns.

Education

11:36am
UW-Madison. UW research instrument returns from 22,000-mile seaward journey.
11:35am
Marquette University. Hiring up to nine faculty members this academic year to bolster Race and Ethnic Studies program.
9:49am
UW-Eau Claire. U.S. News ranks UW MBA Consortium among top online programs in the country.

Local

4:18pm
City of Sun Prairie. Jimmy will make his prognostication on Saturday, February 2, 2019!
3:29pm
Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. Council approves legislation concerning the Milwaukee Health Department's lead reporting processes and water filter distribution plans.
4:57am
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. Council approves Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force.
4:53am
Milwaukee Alds. Stamper, Coggs. Council passes measure to spark deconstruction/demolition activity.

Congress

3:14pm
Edgewood College. College presents Dream Week to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
5:00am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Calls for vote on bill to pay federal workers.
4:53am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Discusses his bill to pay workers on the job during shutdown.

1:09pm
Reuters. Shutdown bites economy, U.S. Coast Guard as Washington talks stall.
4:33am
Bloomberg. Big tax break for business owners at risk as shutdown drags on.
4:32am
Bloomberg. U.S. now says all online gambling illegal, not just sports bets.
4:29am
Portage Daily Register. Shutdown shuts off paychecks for Oxford federal prison workers.
4:27am
Governing. As shutdown stretches on, transportation officials worry about long-term effects.
4:26am
The Hill. TSA absences raise stakes in shutdown fight.
4:23am
WXOW. Rep. Kind says it's a farm crisis.
4:22am
WSAW. Government shutdown could lead to longer wait times at airports.
4:21am
Politico. FDA to restart more food safety inspections affected by shutdown.
4:19am
Politico. How the shutdown is growing even worse.
4:18am
AP. Trump says solution to shutdown impasse 'so simple.'