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Saturday July 4, 2015 - Updated 5:17pm

Budget

5:17pm
Gov. Walker. And Legislative leaders make statement on government transparency.

Friday July 3, 2015

Budget

4:40pm
Blue Jean Nation. The surest proof of corruption.
2:59pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Statement on JFC action.
2:29pm
Rep. Barca. Applauds AG Schimel for showing respect for clean, open and transparent government.
2:02pm
Rep. Hintz. Changes to Wisconsin's open records laws: What are you hiding?
1:36pm
Sen. Shilling. Statement on open government changes.
12:55pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Nygren, Darling. Budget bill clears Joint Committee on Finance.
12:28pm
Rep. Pope. Column: corrupt politics dealt another win in State Budget.
12:10pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement: GOP destruction of Open Records Law.
11:23am
Sen. Wirch. Republicans slam door shut on public access.
11:12am
Sen. Cowles. Statement on open records changes in budget.
11:04am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, The MacIver Institute. Proposed changes to Wisconsin's Open Records Law hinder public access, scrutiny of government.
10:23am
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on open records changes included in final JFC budget motion.
10:08am
SPJ Madison, SPJ Region 6. Letter on proposed open records changes to Sen. Fitzgerald and Rep. Vos.
8:22am
Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council. Action alert on legislature's attack on Open Records Law.
5:27am
Sen. Tiffany. Joint Finance Committee finale.
5:25am
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. Commends JFC for passing pharmacy benefit manager transparency requirement.
4:56am
Sen. Taylor. Statement on committee passage of state budget.

4:36pm
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: State budget proposal poses terrible assault on transparency.
2:32pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bipartisan spectrum blasts proposed changes to open records law.
2:17pm
Appleton Post Crescent. Fewer open records? Fast, fierce opposition.
1:50pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Open records changes would hide information about work of government.
1:44pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Joint Finance Committee restores funding for Wisconsin ports.
1:41pm
Cap Times. Scott Walker plans to work with lawmakers to change measure gutting open records laws.
1:27pm
Right Wisconsin. GOP Rep: Assembly leadership listening to special interest lobby, not members on prevailing wage.
11:56am
Cap Times. Editorial: Editorial: An unconscionable assault on open records.
10:52am
Wisconsin State Journal. AG: Diminishing public records takes state 'in wrong direction.'
5:24am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Lawmakers propose removing some online court records.
5:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republicans propose last-minute budget changes.
5:21am
MacIver Institute. (Video) Open records law in peril in Wisconsin.
5:13am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin budget passes committee, heads to full Legislature.
5:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. Budget panel approves tax cuts, road plan that could delay Madison-area projects.
5:11am
Chippewa Herald. Republicans approve limiting public access to records.
5:09am
Cap Times. Joint Finance rejects Democrats' proposal to reinstate Wisconsin gas tax indexing.
5:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers slash public records access in budget bill.
5:00am
Daily Reporter. Committee motion throws curveball at streetcar project.

Legislative

8:32am
One Wisconsin Now. Sen. Duey Stroebel: Lawmaker, lawbreaker?

State Agencies

12:53pm
DNR. Public hearings and meetings July 6-12, 2015.
8:31am
DWD. Public meetings and hearings for the week of July 6-10.

Economy/Business

5:00am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Army contract underway, Oshkosh Corp says.

Statewide

3:52pm
WJFW. Railroads fight budget proposal to allow track crossings on foot.
5:28am
Duluth News Tribune. Wisconsin man charged with threatening to kill Obama in La Crosse.

Courts

3:04pm
Young Gifted and Black. Statement in the wake of the SCOTUS decision on gay marriage.

Education

5:09am
Beloit Daily News. Beloit up, Turner down: Districts learn state aid numbers for next year.

Local

4:01pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
12:52pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Announces all MCTS bus rides are free on Monday.
9:11am
Muscoda Lions Club. Annual Wisconsin River canoe race slated for July 12th.

5:37am
Sun Prairie Star. Non-partisan redistricting? County begins initiative preparing for 2022 elections.
5:18am
Milwaukee Business Journal. City help for Milwaukee Bucks development approved after community benefits debate.

Congress

11:24am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Honors Independence Day.

Federal Agencies

12:00pm
Wisconsin Corn Growers Association. Back Attorney General lawsuit vs. EPA and Corps.

Politics

10:42am
Feingold for U.S. Senate. Ron Johnson still refuses to give yes or no answer to Badger Pledge.
10:09am
One Wisconsin Now. Column: Will Scott Walker choose to be a king?

4:59am
ABC News. President Obama and Scott Walker vie for spotlight in Wisconsin.
4:58am
U.S. News & World Report. Where they stand: Scott Walker on some key issues of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Thursday July 2, 2015

Governor

11:27am
Rep. Kitchens. Microbeads bill signed into law.
9:40am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

4:48am
Wausau Daily Herald. Petrowski's anti-stalking bill signed into law.
4:17am
Yahoo News. Wisconsin Governor Walker signs bill banning microbeads. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:12am
WISC. Walker signs emergency allergy treatment, 7 other bills.

Budget

11:41pm
Wisconsin Jobs Now/United Wisconsin. Attempt to repeal living wage law is deplorable and undemocratic.
10:50pm
Rep. Taylor. State budget finale: Tax breaks for the rich, potholes for our roads and secrecy for politicians.
10:49pm
Wisconsin Safe Energy Alliance. Budget committee removes community safeguards from tar sands.
10:15pm
Rep. Barca. Republicans deal a major blow to open government, load budget with special interest giveaways as schools, universities brace for harmful cuts.
9:54pm
Survival Coalition. Disability advocates await opportunities for future changes to long-term care plan.
7:52pm
Sen. Taylor. Statement on budget committee changes to the state's open records laws.
7:40pm
Rep. Subeck. Republican budget motion take budget from disaster to catastrophe.
7:39pm
Rep. Shankland. Republicans pack final budget motion with special interest pay-offs.
7:02pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Final budget motion adds fuel to the Republicans' dumpster fire budget.
6:07pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Budget motion included in tax package.
5:28pm
WMC. Praises tax cuts in state budget.
5:03pm
Rep. Hintz. Wisconsin GOP: governing, one punt at a time.
4:53pm
Survival Coalition. Disability groups support budget change that creates new savings accounts for people with disabilities.
4:27pm
Sen. Gudex. Joint Finance Committee votes to keep historic tax credit in place.
4:24pm
Rep. Milroy. Applauds Joint Committee on Finance vote to save harbor assistance program.
4:21pm
Cleaner Milwaukee Coalition. Statewide coalition applauds Joint Finance Committee's decision not to expand I-94.
4:11pm
Milwaukee Democratic Legislators. Unified in opposition to MPS takeover plan. Letter.
3:03pm
Rep. Kitchens. Joint Finance Committee approves funding for Kewaunee Harbor.
2:48pm
Rep. Stuck, Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. Statement on transportation deal.
2:41pm
WISPIRG. Transportation budget brings much-needed scrutiny to questionable highway projects.
2:31pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Supports ABLE Act provision that supports people with disabilities.
2:22pm
Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association. Statement on Joint Finance transportation budget.
2:16pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. Budget motion to strengthen local control over bike lanes.
2:00pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. Milwaukee can't pass off operational costs of streetcar.
1:49pm
Sen. Gudex. State Budget Committee advances 24/7 sobriety.
10:58am
Milwaukee Alderman Bauman. Republican leadership fumbles the ball on arena funding; time for plan b. Funding Statement. Arena Proposal.
9:31am
League of Women Voters. Warns secrecy is poisoning our democracy.
8:16am
Save IRIS. Requests technical fixes to ensure supports.
4:59am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Four (not so easy) ways to balance the transportation budget.

7:16pm
NBC 15. Republicans propose limiting public access to records.
7:04pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers scale back road borrowing, Zoo Interchange work to proceed.
6:15pm
Cap Times. Budget motion proposes sweeping changes to records access in Wisconsin.
5:51pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Republicans seek to diminish public scrutiny of lawmakers' communication, bill drafting files.
5:43pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Public school sport participation rules to be scaled back.
5:42pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Panel wants records test on officer-involved reports.
5:39pm
Janesville Gazette. Finance committee looks to add 7-day work week language to state budget.
5:38pm
Janesville Gazette. Loosening of teacher licensure requirements to be removed from budget.
2:02pm
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin lawmakers plan extraordinary session to deal with budget, prevailing wage, abortion.
1:46pm
Janesville Gazette. Highlights of Wisconsin budget up for final committee approval.
12:16pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. 29 UWGB staffers take buyouts, will leave.
11:45am
Janesville Gazette. Local state lawmakers foresee possible delays for I-90/39 expansion.
11:03am
Chippewa Herald. Budget committee set to approve road funding cuts, tax plan.
4:14am
NBC 15.Wisconsin married couples to benefit under tax package.

Legislative

4:42pm
Planned Parenthood Wisconsin. Fast tracking passage of abortion ban is politics at its worst.
4:06pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Letter requesting Bucks arena hearing in Milwaukee.
11:43am
Rep. Young. Statement on Milwaukee County bus strike.
10:05am
Sen. Lassa. Weekly Democratic radio address.

4:27am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Audit shows positive balance for Wisconsin unemployment fund.
4:24am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Stand-alone arena vote not death knell, MMAC's Baas says.

State Agencies

4:17pm
DNR. Outdoor report for July 2, 2015.
3:11pm
DOR. Collections, May FY2015.
3:02pm
Highway J Citizens Group. Attorneys call for immediate cancellation of Highway 164 widening project to avoid further federal litigation.
12:45pm
DOT. Traffic fatalities decrease in June.
11:02am
DATCP. State Veterinarian broadens restrictions on poultry swap meets in Wisconsin.
11:01am
Wisconsin Commissioner of Railroads Plale. Statement regarding railroads for the 4th of July weekend.
9:08am
WEDC. Supports Sargento Foods expansion in Northeastern Wisconsin.

9:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DNR works to wrap up scrapped GTAC mine project.

Economy/Business

4:31am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Madison-based AnchorBank to cut 101 jobs in next 3 months.
4:16am
WQOW. Xcel Energy proposes largest solar energy program for Wisconsin.

Statewide

2:08pm
Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association. Freese takes reins at Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association.

Courts

10:35am
WEAL. Files suit to halt unnecessary lane expansion and new road construction of West Waukesha bypass. Complaint.

4:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin joins other states suing EPA to stop clean water rule.
4:34am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Ruling shows way to regain control.
4:20am
WKOW. Wisconsin suing Environmental Protection Agency.
4:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Cindy Archer, longtime aide to Scott Walker, sues John Doe prosecutors.

Education

3:05pm
UW-Madison. Expert: gene editing of human stem cells will "revolutionize" biomedical research.
2:35pm
UW-River Falls. Bruce F. Vinto Science Educator Scholarship established at UW-River Falls.
12:30pm
UW-Stout. State event to benefit golf enterprise management students.
11:56am
UW-Madison School of Public Affairs. Nominations sought for Gladfelter public service innovation awards.
10:03am
UW-Madison. New catalyst does more with less platinum.
9:24am
UW-Madison. Bacterial boost makes biofuel production more efficient.

Local

4:45pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. 2015 MadMarket Double Dollars Program begins this Sunday.
4:22pm
The Greater Milwaukee Community. Statement in support of ending the Milwaukee County Transit System strike.
4:09pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Hoan Bridge closures for fireworks.
1:05pm
Voces de la Frontera. Stands with Milwaukee bus drivers and mechanics.
10:12am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. County road project to affect traffic.
10:02am
UW-Milwaukee Student Association, MUSG. Open letter to MCTS on Milwaukee bus strike.

5:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Transit Union should end the work stoppage.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Business, political leaders call for quick end to bus drivers' strike.
4:26am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Transit work stoppage affecting local businesses.
4:22am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Nuclear plant value dispute likely headed to court.

Congress

3:06pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on President Obama's speech in La Crosse.
1:36pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Taking back the power of the purse.
10:55am
Wisconsin Restaurant Association. New federal rules would limit management opportunities for service-sector workers.

Federal Agencies

1:48pm
Bloomberg. Scott Walker to announce presidential campaign intentions July 13.

Politics

12:52pm
AFP Wisconsin. Statement on President Obama's visit to La Crosse.
11:56am
DPW. Reaction to Scott Walker filing to run for president.
11:13am
RPW. President Obama brings failed policies back to Wisconsin.
9:12am
RPW. Democrats reject Hillary Clinton as Bernie Sanders builds momentum.

4:15pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Obama pushes economic agenda in La Crosse, chides Republicans.
2:35pm
Chicago Tribune. In Wisconsin, Obama heralds 'remarkable few weeks in America.'
12:19pm
Reuters. Obama touts union-friendly overtime rule in Walker's Wisconsin.
10:59am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker entering 2016 presidential race, official kickoff expected July 13.
9:24am
La Crosse Tribune. Since Obama was last here, La Crosse has prospered while Dems have been overshadowed.
8:15am
Real Clear Politics. Gov. Scott Walker: Welcome to Wisconsin, Mr. President.
8:05am
CNN. Walker sets July 13 announcement, filing with FEC.
8:04am
Politico. Obama badgers Scott Walker in Wisconsin.
4:51am
New York Times. Scott Walker's hard right turn in Iowa may hurt him elsewhere.
4:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bernie Sanders tells Madison crowd he seeks 'political revolution.'
4:44am
Cap Times. Scott Walker catches criticism from conservatives for Unintimidated PAC's hire of advisor.
4:21am
USA Today. Walker 'welcomes' Sanders and Obama to Wisconsin.
4:19am
ABC News. In Wisconsin, Sanders appeals to like-minded liberals.
4:19am
CNN. Bernie Sanders draws nearly 10,000 supporters in Wisconsin.

 

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