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Thursday May 28, 2015 - Updated 5:01pm

Governor

12:04pm
Gov. Walker. Joins French global corporation to announce Wisconsin expansion.
11:57am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

10:41am
AP. Walker says he'd be 'pleased' with prevailing wage repeal.
10:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker stands by top aide, ducks question about questionable state loan.

Budget

4:59pm
Wisconsin Distillers Guild. Letter to Governor and Legislature regarding Franchise Law. 
4:05pm
Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance. Despite promises, budget committee votes to undermine education.
3:43pm
Rep. Pope. GOP motion would make Wisconsin the only state in the nation to allow people to teach without a bachelor's degree. Leg. Council Memo.
3:41pm
Save IRIS. Reminds their legislators that it is not too late to do the right thing.
3:27pm
Clean Wisconsin. Statement on DNR Science Services budget cuts.
3:25pm
Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association. The real story on room tax reform.
3:01pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement regarding Joint Finance action on room tax.
2:20pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement regarding Joint Finance action on Room Tax.
1:27pm
Reps. Barca, Pope. Republican budget shifts up $800 million from Wisconsin's public schools to private voucher schools. LFB Memo.
1:17pm
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. Statement on long-term care proposal vote.
1:16pm
One Wisconsin Now. Will college dropout Gov. Scott Walker sign budget measure to allow high school dropouts to teach in Wisconsin?
12:19pm
Survival Coalition. Statement regarding Joint Finance Family Care/IRIS vote.
12:17pm
Sen. Hansen. GOP opens the door for corporate takeover of Family Care.
12:15pm
Various Chamber of Commerce Representatives. Letter to Joint Finance members regarding UW System cuts.
12:08pm
Sen. Lassa. JFC ignores the pleas of citizens on long-term care vote.
12:06pm
Rep. Shankland. Republicans break promise to seniors and people with disabilities.
12:03pm
Rep. Knudson. Joint Finance acts to secure future of long term care.
12:01pm
Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin. Disappointed by long term care decision.
10:34am
WisconsinSibs. Disappointed with decision to change family Care/IRIS.
10:27am
Rep. Allen. Supports educational opportunities.
10:10am
Rep. Taylor. GOP ending long-term care as we know it.
9:42am
Rep. Gannon. Budget motion moves forward.
9:38am
Rep. Sargent. GOP aging and long-term care omnibus motion a disgrace.
9:36am
River Alliance of Wisconsin. Prominent scientists appeal to JFC to preserve science in DNR decisions.
9:09am
Wisconsin BPDD. Joint Finance vote does not reflect WI long-term care participant input.
5:49am
Sen. Marklein. Joint Finance Committee acts on long term care.
5:48am
Rep. Novak. Announces creation of Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail.
5:46am
Sen. Taylor. Statement on long-term care budget vote.
5:46am
Rep. Bernier. Statement on Confluence Center project.
5:45am
Alliance of Health Insurers. Statement applauding Joint Finance action on Family Care & preserving IRIS.

5:01pm
AP. Wisconsin may be first to license teachers without degree.
5:00pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Vouchers could shift at least $600 million from districts through 2025.
2:52pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. 'Jock TIF' may put taxes on NBA players back in Milwaukee arena funding mix.
1:30pm
Appleton Post Crescent. DNR layoffs would trigger terminations of LTEs.
12:44pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Memo: State voucher expansion could cost up to $800M over 10 years.
10:32am
NBC 15. Walker still opposes vehicle registration fee hike.
10:12am
AP. Walker says Bucks arena deal won't include higher taxes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
10:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State budget panel adds provisions affecting cities across state.
9:32am
Wisconsin Watch. Gov. Scott Walker's science cuts may hinder efforts to halt walleye decline.
9:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin one of few states taking up higher education cuts.
5:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers back some, not all, of Scott Walker's long-term care plan.
5:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Reform group criticizes bump in prison funding.
5:17am
Janesville Gazette. Finance committee rejects Walker proposal for new emergency government office.
5:16am
Janesville Gazette. Budget committee authorizes borrowing for building projects, including arts center, UW-Madison.
5:15am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Confluence Project: Arts center funds back in budget.
5:14am
Chippewa Herald. State could lease buildings outside Dane County under GOP plan.
5:11am
NBC 15. Panel approves stiffer penalties for unemployment fraud.
5:08am
Inside Higher Ed. Funding woes.

Legislative

4:33pm
Sen. Stroebel. Statement on Highway 23 decision.
4:07pm
Rep. Barca, Sen. Lassa. 12 days after WEDC revelations: No answers for board members.
2:49pm
Sen. Fitzgerald, Rep. Born. Call for legal action to revisit sex offender placement.
11:59am
Rep. Ohnstad. Democratic Weekly Radio Address.
5:42am
Sen. Vukmir. Repealing prevailing wage law crucial to fiscal health of state and local government.
5:39am
Americans for Prosperity. Congratulates committee vote on prevailing wage repeal, chapter announces launch of radio ads encouraging passage by full Assembly.
5:38am
Rep. Craig. Wood stove protection legislation passes committee.

5:34am
Marshfield News Herald. Employers, workers spar over prevailing wage law.
5:21am
WKOW. State law would override local rules about sex offender relocation.
5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fast-moving bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks up for hearing next week.
5:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Labor Committee approves prevailing wage repeal bill. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

State Agencies

4:32pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
4:08pm
DNR. Announces public meeting to share Wisconsin wolf population data.
12:09pm
WHEDA. Maria Watts named Latina Leader of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin.
10:30am
DCF. First Lady and DCF Secretary recognize Stoughton foster parents.
9:55am
DATCP. Reaches timeshare settlement for affected consumers.

Economy/Business

12:11pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Faith Technologies of Menasha looking to fill hundreds of jobs.
5:09am
WBAY. Unemployment drops in all Wisconsin counties, big cities.
5:04am
Milwaukee Business Journal. DeltaHawk to add 100 jobs in Racine after Ruud family acquistion.

Statewide

5:20am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Scientists to discuss plastic challenges in Great Lakes.
5:02am
The Hill. Overhead costs exploding under ObamaCare, study finds.

Courts

4:36pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. J. Denis Moran appointed interim director of state courts.

Education

12:25pm
UW-Madison. Family affair: Milwaukee electronics manufacturer is flying high.
12:24pm
UW-Stout. Mooney top graduate instructor; faculty, staff recognized.
10:25am
UW-Stout. University hosting national Computers and Writing conference.

Local

3:13pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Breaks ground on Dane County East District Campus.
9:07am
Milwaukee County Transit System. Take the shuttle to Pridefest.
8:36am
Public Policy Forum. Report provides new insights and perspective on Milwaukee's marijuana debate.

Congress

12:47pm
The Hill. Actuaries: GOP plans won't prevent an ObamaCare meltdown.
5:09am
Virginian-Pilot. Scott, Wisconsin Republican team up on crime bill.
5:07am
USA Today. Editorial: GOP fills Obamacare replacement with poison pills.
5:07am
USA Today. Sen. Ron Johnson: My plan would protect patients.

Wednesday May 27, 2015

Governor

4:48pm
Gov. Walker, DPI Supt. Evers. Announce Read to Lead Development grants.

2:29pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker touts ultrasound requirement for abortions.
12:05pm
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Walker says he would sign prevailing wage repeal after saying issue wasn't a priority.

Budget

4:49pm
Rep. Wachs. Statement on JFC motion to fund Confluence Project.
3:59pm
Wisconsin BPDD. JFC motion extends uncertainty, signals changes to long term care.
3:58pm
WISDOM. Letter to Legislators regarding state budget/DOC. Letter to DOC Sec. Wall. Letter to Speaker Vos, Majority Leader Fitzgerald.
3:48pm
Save IRIS. Thousands of people across the state have voiced their opinion, but it is apparent our voices and message have not been heard.
3:46pm
Rep. Petryk. Statement on the Confluence Project state funding.
2:47pm
Survival Coalition. Says that Joint Finance Republican motion does not heed disability community's input.
2:40pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Strongly opposes new secret plan to reform long-term care.
2:37pm
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Key legislative committee unveils long-term care plan that contradicts public input: Advocates and families shocked.
2:18pm
Rep. Knudson, Sen. Vukmir; Rep. Nygren, Sen. Darling. JFC Republicans protect long term care.
1:25pm
Rep. Hintz. Let's be clear: Saving long term care means leaving it alone.
12:09pm
Americans for Prosperity. Letter to Legislators: Do not restrict the free market in liquor laws.
12:06pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on long-term care programs in budget.
9:44am
Sen. Erpenbach. To GOP - anything less than removal is a failure.
9:41am
DPI. Legislative action slides teacher licensing standards toward the bottom.
9:10am
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. Statement on long-term care proposal.
9:06am
Wisconsin Family Care Association. Managed care organizations urge the Joint Finance Committee to remove all changes to long-term care from the state budget.
5:03am
Milwaukee County Aging & Disability Resource Center. Urges removal of all long-term care changes from the budget.
5:01am
Reps. Novak, Tranel. Announce investment in development of SW Wisconsin.
4:58am
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Aging advocates urge removal of all long-term care changes from the budget.

2:50pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Arena plan would include $250 million from taxpayers.
12:22pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Arena negotiations continue; no deal imminent.
12:21pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Late-night budget action dilutes teacher license rules.
5:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Focus on highway expansion makes local roads more dangerous, environmental groups say.
5:29am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Wisconsin transportation funding outlook remains unclear.
5:18am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Committee to consider new emergency government office.
5:17am
Janesville Gazette. Finance committee to consider stiffer civil, criminal penalties for unemployment fraud.
5:16am
Beloit Daily News. Property assessment stays local.
4:56am
Chippewa Herald. Lawmaker says school sports proposal benefits home-schoolers.
4:48am
Milwaukee Business Journal. 'Final' Milwaukee arena- funding meeting Tuesday, though deal not quite ready. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Legislative

5:25pm
Sen. Stroebel. Testifies before Assembly Labor Committee.
5:21pm
Rep. Kapenga. Votes to repeal inflated wages.
4:32pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on fast track of prevailing wage repeal.
3:43pm
Sen. Darling, Rep. Kooyenga. Milwaukee Teachers Union protests while school fails.
2:35pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Small business to Wisconsin Assembly members: Save tax dollars by repealing prevailing wage.
10:02am
Rep. Johnson. Letter to OCI Commissioner Nickel requesting extension for Wisconsin's selection of an Essential Health Benefits benchmark plan.
9:15am
Reps. Sinicki, Mason, Ohnstad. Republicans selling out Wisconsin workers to support Gov. Walker's presidential ambitions.
5:05am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Mythbusters: Misleading prevailing wage ads debunked. Leg. Council Memo.

3:40pm
La Crosse Tribune. Assembly committee hears hours of prevailing wage testimony.
2:11pm
AP. Public hearing Tuesday on 20-week abortion ban.
1:49pm
WISC. Budget panel co-chair postpones fundraiser after criticism.
10:03am
AP. Lawmaker wants prevailing wage repeal vote ahead of budget.
9:05am
Cap Times. Sen. Alberta Darling fundraiser called 'shakedown' for lobbyist cash.
5:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee police chief backs stricter penalties for violent felons caught with guns.
4:56am
Cap Times. Wisconsin lawmakers encourage people to 'hunt pink.'
4:54am
Wall Street Journal. Editorial: Wisconsin wage retreat.

State Agencies

4:59pm
DNR. Ruffed Grouse Society donates $47,755 to support habitat and trail projects in Wisconsin.
1:31pm
DWD. Wisconsin local employment & unemployment estimates released.
1:24pm
1000 Friends of Wisconsin. Calls for road audit and moratorium.
12:14pm
DNR. Board approves acquisition of Pepin County land for Tiffany Wildlife Area.
12:13pm
DNR. Board approves acquisition of Jackson County lands within the Black River State Forest.
12:11pm
DNR. Board approves statewide trout and panfish proposals.
12:07pm
DNR. Board approves acquisition of state trails lands in Manitowoc and Barron counties.
10:46am
Wisconsin Lottery. Less than 3,000 hit $500 raffle tickets available  - odds of winning $500 are 1:250.
10:45am
DNR. Board approves 2015 deer harvest quotas.
10:08am
DNR. Natural Resource Board approves emergency rule for NR 150.

3:49pm
Wisconsin State Journal. DNR to increase allowable air pollution to remedy digester violations.
12:25pm
AP. DNR board prohibits antlerless kills in 13 counties.

Economy/Business

3:39pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Mercury Marine expanding Fond du Lac plant.

Statewide

1:32pm
International Crane Foundation. Endangered Whooping Crane hatches!
12:18pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. La Crosse middle school student wins annual 'Wisconsin YES!' youth business plan contest.
12:16pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on the release of first quarter 2015 FDIC numbers.
12:12pm
Alliant Energy. Area nonprofits receive more than $122,000 in grants.

4:43pm
WKOW. Wisconsin lab closed after receiving shipment of anthrax.
4:28pm
AP. Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples.

Courts

5:40am
USA Today. Federal court blocks Obama's immigration plan.
4:50am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Community leaders frustrated by Hwy. 23 delay.

Education

1:46pm
Marquette University. Public Policy Forum, Marquette Law School partner to launch new website focused on Milwaukee's entertainment and cultural needs.
12:15pm
UW-Stout. University preparing to host 2016 national Science Olympiad.
10:43am
MPS. Top grads off to Clark Atlanta, Howard, Marquette, Notre Dame, Stanford, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, the military, volunteer service and more.
10:18am
UW-Madison. Helping in the fight against avian flu.

Local

2:02pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Says grant to keep criminals out of jail is contributing to Milwaukee's high crime rate.
9:03am
Milwaukee Community Justice Council. Milwaukee County wins MacArthur Foundation support to reduce the use of jails.

4:55am
WBAY. Meth use silently surges in northeast Wisconsin.
4:49am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee's property taxes on houses fifth in nation: Report.

Congress

2:52pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Responds to IRS data breach.
12:20pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joined by first responders and concerned citizens in Milwaukee to call for action on dangerous oil trains.
12:10pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Receives Presidential Citation award from Wisconsin Medical Society.

4:40pm
Reuters. Obama administration will not seek Supreme Court stay on immigration block.
12:54pm
Fox 11. Congressman Ribble talks ISIS, taxes, and more.
5:38am
WXOW. Baldwin praises Crude-By-Rail Act.

Federal Agencies

10:51am
EPA. Clean water rule protects streams and wetlands critical to public health, communities, and economy.
10:47am
Wisconsin Environment. Obama administration issues rule to help protect Wisconsin's lakes.

10:19am
The Hill. President Obama asserts power over small waterways.

Politics

2:29pm
DPW. Second blow to Ron Johnson's credibility in a week.
10:23am
Our American Revival. Governor Walker's statement on recent Obama administration overtures to Russia.
9:20am
RPW. Launches RadicalRussFeingold.com

4:53am
The Hill. Scott Walker: 'Bad idea' if Congress busts budget caps.

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Governor

5:11am
Gov. Walker. Statement on Memorial Day.

4:07am
Wisconsin State Journal. Son of Scott Walker's former campaign chairman appointed to UW Board of Regents. Fox 11.

Budget

4:24pm
Milwaukee County Commission on Aging. Urges removal of all long-term care changes from the budget.
4:03pm
Sen. Lassa. School budget proposal not an improvement.
3:01pm
Aging & Disability Professionals Association of Wisconsin. Urges removal of all long-term care changes from the budget.
11:03am
Lutheran Social Services. Joint Committee on Finance approval of retained earnings proposal will help children and families in need.
10:01am
Save Wisconsin ADRCs. Supports Fiscal Bureau option eliminating changes to ADRCs.
9:41am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Asks Finance Committee to act on new information to remove changes to Family Care, IRIS and local ADRCs.
9:27am
Rep. Hutton. State agency 0% increase-budget motion approved in the state budget.
8:55am
WisconsinSibs. Supports keeping Family Care/IRIS/ADRCs.
8:50am
Autism Society of Wisconsin. Supports preserving existing long-term care system.
8:48am
Save IRIS. Makes final plea to JFC to pull changes to long-term care from the budget and to keep IRIS as a separate Medicaid waiver program.
8:47am
Wisconsin BPDD. Supports Fiscal Bureau option to preserve existing long-term care system.
6:09am
National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom. Relief to old order Amish families.
5:20am
Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin. Supports preservation of existing long-term care system.
5:19am
Survival Coalition. Supports Fiscal Bureau option eliminating changes to long-term care.
5:16am
People First Wisconsin. Statement regarding IRIS.
5:14am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Calls for the removal of all changes to long-term care from the state budget bill. Recommended alternatives memo.

1:31pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Joint Finance Committee expected to make key budget decisions this week.
1:05pm
AP. Lawmaker says goal is to announce Bucks deal Wednesday.
1:00pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Legislators to take up Scott Walker overhaul of worker's compensation.
12:06pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Frenzied week of Wisconsin state budget votes awaits.
10:12am
McClatchy DC. For Scott Walker, one more budget fight looms on path to White House.
10:08am
Milwaukee Business Journal. 'Final' Milwaukee arena-funding meeting Tuesday; deal may be announced.
5:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmakers want more timber cutting in state forests.
4:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. If signed into law, budget provision mandates civics test for diploma.
4:46am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Oshkosh clinic pleased with budget compromise.
4:45am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Prison towers unmanned at night in state plan.
4:26am
Twin-Cities Pioneer Press. Critics blast legislators over surprise sports measure.
4:24am
Northwoods River News. City moving forward with resort area tax.
4:05am
Janesville Gazette. Lawmaker opposes Walker's workers compensation proposal.

Legislative

4:09pm
Wisconsin National Assembly of Sportsmen's Caucuses. Blaze pink could join orange during Wisconsin deer hunt.
2:02pm
Reps. Vorpagel, Theisfeldt, Katsma, Kremer. Statement on the State Highway 23 expansion project.
11:10am
Sen. LeMahieu. Blasts federal court for delaying Highway 23 expansion project.
11:07am
Rep. Sargent. Announces co-sponsor list for $15 minimum wage bill.
11:04am
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation NOW: May 26, 2015.
10:07am
Rep. Knodl. Supports full repeal of prevailing wage.
9:58am
Rep. Allen. Announces a listening session.
9:21am
WMC. Rep. Kapenga wins award for Right to Work legislation.
5:11am
Rep. Goyke. Commemorates Memorial Day 2015.

12:05pm
AP. Vos says prevailing wage hearing could derail reform.
10:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bucking GOP leadership, Assembly panel to take up prevailing wage law.
9:18am
NBC 15. Assembly hearing scheduled on prevailing wage repeal.
5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmakers to fast track abortion ban after 20 weeks.
4:37am
La Crosse Tribune. Shilling finds being in 'top 40' flattering, but family keeps her grounded.
4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers hope to expand use of allergy treatment devices.
4:28am
Appleton Post Crescent. Will drivers ignore the 70mph law in Wisconsin?

State Agencies

3:54pm
DATCP. Releases avian influenza quarantine in Chippewa County.
3:35pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Lucky winner holds a $41,000 Badger 5 ticket.
1:30pm
DNR. Weekly news.
12:03pm
WEDC. 10 growing food or beverage companies to benefit from new accelerator.

9:06am
Bloomberg. Scott Walker keeps Wisconsin jobs agency at arm's length.
4:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dane County District Attorney reviewing state audit of WEDC.
4:22am
Cap Times. Is there a better model to spur Wisconsin job growth than WEDC?
4:11am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Time to start over at WEDC?
4:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State jobs agency has private lawyers seeking bad loan repayment.

Economy/Business

1:03pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Oilgear Co. ending manufacturing work in Milwaukee.

Statewide

10:03am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. Energy efficiency and green building concepts highlighted.

Courts

4:26pm
Voces de la Frontera. Wisconsin immigrant families keep fighting despite today's delay.
4:12pm
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. State of Texas v. USA - opinion.
5:09am
1000 Friends of Wisconsin. Federal court derails Highway 23 project. U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin - decision and order.

Education

3:26pm
UW-Stout. Institutional research office participates in national pilot test.
11:57am
UW System. Beverly A. Kopper named new chancellor of UW-Whitewater.
10:32am
UW-Stout. Sankey receives university's Safety Recognition Award.
10:31am
UW-Madison. Starved for fire, Wisconsin's pine barrens disappear.
9:59am
UW-River Falls. Peterson degree awarded posthumously.

Local

2:23pm
Dane County Parks. Capital Springs Dog Park will be temporarily closed for vegetation management. 
12:58pm
Milwaukee City Treasurer Coggs. Plan to target blighted vacant properties in stable neighborhoods.
9:25am
Florence County Economic Development. Come celebrate 50 years of Wisconsin Wild Rivers.

9:52am
Appleton Post Crescent. Center for Innovative Justice proposed for Outagamie County.
4:48am
Sheboygan Press. Tobacco compliance checks will now include e-cigarettes.
4:20am
Beloit Daily News. Sex trafficking in Beloit? Yes, here, and elsewhere in Wisconsin, experts say.

Congress

1:29pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Commends Senate passage of trade promotion authority.
5:06am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on Memorial Day.
5:04am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on passage of trade promotion authority.

5:24am
Reuters. Senate votes to grant Obama fast-track power on trade deals.
4:19am
KTVH. Wisconsin congressman proposes ban on all fracking on public land.
4:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Johnson would only consider backing two candidates for court vacancy.

Federal Agencies

2:49pm
U.S. EPA. Selects 19 communities for grants to train unemployed individuals to enter the environmental field, strengthen local economies. 

4:37am
LA Times. With water rule, Obama takes executive action.

Politics

1:53pm
DPW. Scott Walker, who has used federal funds to balance budgets, slams using federal funds to balance budgets.
9:04am
Dorow for State Senate. Waukesha County Sheriff Severson endorses.
8:56am
Kapenga for State Senate. Releases 2nd radio ad, "Actions Speak Louder."
5:06am
Our American Revival. Governor Walker's statement on Memorial Day.

1:34pm
TIME. Scott Walker suggests he may sit out Florida primary.
12:12pm
The Hill. Walker rips Obama over Iran negotiations.
5:18am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Sen. Darling's state budget campaign cash shakedown this Thursday near the Capitol.
4:23am
Yahoo News. U.S. Republicans navigate the new politics of energy abundance.
4:17am
CBS News. Republicans pick favorite presidential hopeful in straw poll.
4:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Can Feingold come back from defeat?

Friday May 22, 2015

Governor

4:43pm
Gov. Walker. Announces several appointments.

Budget

3:35pm
Rep. Bernier. Joint Finance Committee saves SeniorCare and approves religious waiver to uniform dwelling code.
2:28pm
Rep. Heaton. Highlights economic development in state budget.
2:20pm
Rep. Heaton. Calls for pediatric dental program expansion.
1:45pm
UW-Stout. Chancellor announces cuts to help university meet budget challenge.
1:34pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Student and for-profit colleges win in Joint Finance action to keep Educational Approval Board.
1:31pm
Rep. Hintz. $360 million elephant in the room: Medicaid expansion gets a 'no' vote from JFC Republicans.
12:19pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Journal: SeniorCare saved, but work to create a better budget must continue.
11:44am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Column: Wisconsin's biennial budget process.
11:36am
Rep. Hintz. Walker's flagship agency sinking under his command.
11:31am
DSAW, Madison Area Down Syndrome Society, Wisconsin Upside Down. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren regarding long-term care.
11:30am
CPSD. Letter to Joint Finance regarding long-term care.
11:01am
WAFCA. Joint Finance Committee supports sound financial policies for child and family serving agencies.
10:21am
People First Wisconsin. Hopes for the right to vote on Family Care and IRIS.
10:20am
AARP. Thanks Joint Finance Committee for seeing value of popular SeniorCare program.
10:15am
Rep. Kitchens. Applauds Finance Committee's decision to save SeniorCare.
10:14am
Rep. Heaton. Commends JFC vote preserving SeniorCare.
10:07am
Rep. Wachs. Statement on SeniorCare announcement.
5:59am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Republicans make $360 million mistake.
5:58am
Sen. Marklein. JFC reinvests economic development funds in southwest Wisconsin and formally restores SeniorCare.
5:57am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Wisconsin safety net hospitals welcome Joint Finance Committee action to stabilize Medicaid funding.
5:55am
Sen. Tiffany. Votes to preserve SeniorCare.
5:54am
Sen. Taylor. Republicans fire Gov. Walker from jobs board.
5:53am
Sen. Shilling. Gov. Walker fired from troubled jobs agency.
5:52am
Sen. Lassa. Statement on SeniorCare, WEDC budget votes.

6:51am
Cap Times. Dane County towns hire top Republican lobbyist to push for zoning changes.
6:50am
Cap Times. League of Wisconsin Municipalities' Curt Witynski: Don't let hotel industry grab room tax cash.
6:03am
Cap Times. Wisconsin bike tax 'not a definite,' says Joint Finance chair.
5:15am
Baraboo News Republic. County critical of Governor's UW cuts.
5:09am
Daily Reporter. Finance committee votes for changes to job creation agency.
5:08am
Wausau Daily Herald. Bill would increase public schools budget nearly $70M.
5:05am
Cap Times. Jon Erpenbach: Wisconsin Republicans have 'fired' Scott Walker from WEDC board.
5:04am
Janesville Gazette. Committee OKs Walker proposal to seek permission to raise Medicaid premiums for risky behavior.
5:03am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC school board member: More state aid would be helpful.
5:02am
Chippewa Herald. Republicans 'have concerns' about 2011 WEDC loan to struggling business.
4:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Prison reform advocates say state could save by releasing parole-eligible inmates.

Legislative

3:39pm
Rep. Johnson. Disarm violent, habitual criminals to prevent gun violence.
3:30pm
Wisconsin Section, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Paper regarding 20-week abortion ban. Key Points.
2:07pm
Sen. Taylor. Statement on death of Ald. Joe Dudzik.
11:04am
Sen. Carpenter. Statement on passing of Alderman Joe Dudzik.

11:34am
WMTV. Legislator preparing to unveil bill legalizing blaze pink.

State Agencies

1:29pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, May 24-30.
10:59am
DATCP. Spring Valley Meats recalls veal patties due to undeclared allergens on the label.
10:58am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, May 25-29.
10:56am
DHS. Don't invite foodborne illnesses to the picnic.

Economy/Business

4:55am
Green Bay Press Gazette. PSC approves We Energies' acquisition of Integrys.

Statewide

2:27pm
Natural Resources Foundation. 2015 conservation and education grants available.
11:27am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Seasoned 'treps, investors, advisors on tap for Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Conference.

1:53pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Don Walker, longtime Journal Sentinel reporter and editor, dies.
6:27am
The Hill. Exclusive: State quietly consider ObamaCare exchange mergers.

Courts

1:49pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts seven new cases.

1:52pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Crooks says Roggensack threatened to throw justices off cases.
4:57am
Milwaukee Business Journal. DOT asks to join lakefront lawsuit to protect right to sell Clybourn site to Johnson Controls.

Education

2:34pm
UW-Madison. Tolerance of wolves in Wisconsin continues to decline.
1:36pm
MPS. Statement from Dir. Claire Zautke regarding the passing of Ald. Joe Dudzik.
11:28am
UW-Stout. Faculty members awarded Dahlgren, Schneider, Price professorships.

5:28am
Racine Journal Times. Group calls for Unified handbook committee meetings to be public.
5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee School Board tables plan to give superintendent more control.

Local

3:41pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
3:37pm
Milwaukee Ald. Witkowski. South Side loses a true public servant.
3:36pm
Milwaukee Ald. Hamilton. Mix of intensity, loyalty and devotion helped define Ald Joe Dudzik.
3:32pm
Dane County Board. Unanimously approves jail reform measure.
2:35pm
Milwaukee Ald. Stamper. Alderman Dudzik had passion, devotion as a public servant.
2:31pm
Milwaukee Al Bohl. Joe Dudzik was a blue-collar leader, a quintessential Milwaukeean.
1:43pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Haas. Five-year St. Francis Brewing Company contract approved.
10:22am
Milwaukee County Sup. Borkowski. Sends condolences and prayers to Dudzik family.
10:17am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement regarding Alderman Joe Dudzik.
10:13am
Milwaukee County Sup. Rainey. Milwaukee County Board approves $870,000 in funds for McGovern Park.

10:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ald. Joe Dudzik killed in motorcycle crash.

Congress

3:38pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Response to Sen. Burr proposal.
3:24pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Commemorates Memorial Day.
1:33pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Provisions to protect the Great Lakes and strengthen Wisconsin's innovation clears major Senate hurdle.
11:02am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Provisions to increase transparency, improve patient safety at Tomah VAMC clears major Senate hurdle.
11:00am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Contacts White House regarding Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals nomination.
10:08am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Wall Street Journal: In search of an ObamaCare breakout.

5:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Time to dissolve the ATF.
4:58am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Bill coordinates obesity-related illness treatment for Medicare patients.

Federal Agencies

1:56pm
U.S. DVA. Telehealth technology to be on display at Madison VA Hospital.
10:57am
Business Journals. HealthMine and Groom Law Group to host webinar: New EEOC proposed wellness regulations and next steps for employers.

Politics

1:41pm
Competitive Elections Wisconsin. Calls on unopposed representatives to support election reform.

Thursday May 21, 2015

Governor

12:31pm
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

Budget

5:02pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on restoration of SeniorCare funds.
4:07pm
Rep. Subeck. Statement on restoration of SeniorCare funding by Joint Finance Committee.
4:03pm
Gov. Walker. Statement on WEDC Board proposal.
3:37pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Democrats, seniors claim win as SeniorCare is saved.
2:37pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Republicans save SeniorCare.
2:20pm
Rep. Knodl. Commends Joint Finance Committee for passage of school reform.
2:17pm
Kenosha County Sheriff Beth. Letter to Joint Finance regarding Pretrial Intoxicated Driver Intervention Grant Programs.
1:14pm
WASB. JFC budget: Voucher advocates win big.
11:40am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Bike lane request to strengthen local control.
11:03am
Rep. Czaja. Continues focus on rural schools.
10:48am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. 80 percent of Wisconsinites demand increased public-school funding, but receive money laundering scheme in Tuesday JFC vote.
10:03am
Rep. Taylor. Challenges GOP lawmakers: Do the right thing.
9:59am
Wisconsin Council on Mental Health. Opposes changes to childless adult coverage unless certain conditions are satisfied.
7:03am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Rejecting BadgerCare money costing nearly $400 million in state budget.
5:39am
Rep. Taylor. Private school vouchers win big at expense of public schools.
5:38am
MPS. Joint statement from Pres. Bonds, Supt. Driver regarding JFC budget action.

2:35pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Finance committee will leave SeniorCare alone.
2:33pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmakers to reject Scott Walker's SeniorCare cuts.
12:21pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Trek, Wheel & Sprocket leaders gear up opposition to Wisconsin bike tax.
6:03am
Racine Journal Times. Large school districts face takeover; Racine Unified does not currently meet criteria.
5:36am
Appleton Post Crescent. Budget cuts would threaten community clinics.
5:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Indiana nursing home developer seeks to skirt Wisconsin's nursing home limits.
5:22am
Cap Times. Wisconsin bike tax floated as possible transportation budget measure.
5:19am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Finance committee to mull changes to SeniorCare budget.
5:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Chris Abele, Bucks express optimism on arena deal.
5:15am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Bill to require civics tests from students stirs disagreement.
5:11am
Chippewa Herald. Surprise special needs vouchers elicit mixed responses.
5:11am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker dumps budget proposal that would have exempted WEDC records.
5:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW Colleges face $2.6M in administrative cuts.

Legislative

4:38pm
Joint Audit Co-Chair Kerkman. Statement regarding Joint Audit Committee scheduling of WEDC audit hearing.
4:25pm
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Audit affirms complaints but also satisfaction with non-emergency medical transportation program.
2:12pm
Sen. Shilling. Grabs national attention as one of the "40 Most Interesting Women in Politics."
10:30am
Sen. Shilling. Weekly Democratic radio address.
10:05am
Rep. Barca, Sen. Lassa. Officially request federal investigation into Governor Walker's WEDC.
10:00am
WisconsinEye. Newsmakers: Prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks.
9:53am
Rep. Bernier. To host "Women in Leadership" event.

5:24am
Reuters. As Illinois runs out of options in budget crisis, tax rises seen in the cards.
5:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers blast Milwaukee police over missing interrogation videos.
5:05am
WKOW. Amid GOP calls for an apology over rape comments, Sen. Taylor reveals she is a survivor.

State Agencies

5:11pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
4:05pm
DWD. More than 100 employers to recruit for over 2,000 job openings at May 28 Milwaukee Career Expo, State Fair Park.
3:54pm
Integrys Group. Public Service Commissoin of Wisconsin approves Wisconsin Energy acquisition of Integrys Energy.
3:49pm
SPI Supt. Evers. Column: Keep learning, exploring, serving.
2:55pm
DATCP. Don't lose a season's worth of work and profit; clean treated seed out of farm equipment.
2:51pm
DPW. It's official: Scott Walker gets an "F" in his first term in office.
2:13pm
One Wisconsin Now. Final numbers show Gov. Walker fell nearly 50 percent short on first-term jobs promise.
11:05am
DWD. State unemployment rate declines to 4.4%, new post-recession low.
5:37am
DNR. Peninsula State Park observation tower to close immediately due to safety concerns.

12:24pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker delivered about half the jobs promised in first term.
5:18am
Janesville Gazette. Officials close Wisconsin park's observation tower indefinitely due to safety concerns.

Economy/Business

3:45pm
GAIN. Partners with Core-Mark to bring new GAIN Clean Fuel station to North Carolina.
2:14pm
WMC. Nine companies win Business Friend of Environment.

5:21am
Beloit Daily News. Ripon cookie plant closing may boost S. Beloit business.
5:06am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Spurred by state law, Uber launching in five new Wisconsin cities.

Statewide

3:52pm
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service says enjoy the holiday; safety near its dams is important all year long.
10:16am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Digital health panel will launch June 2 agenda at Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Conference.
9:05am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. The cost to school districts due to Wisconsin's prevailing wage law.
5:41am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Use technology to improve - not restrict - elections.

Courts

11:48am
District IV Court of Appeals. State v. Gregory Mark Radaj.

Education

2:10pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Warns Racine Unified of open meetings violation.
11:45am
UW-River Falls. Butler named Distinguished Alumnus.
11:43am
UW-River Falls. To host business and IT degree open house for working adults.
11:41am
WTCS. Emergency Medical Services Week, May 17-23: What you don't know about the EMS.
10:29am
Skyward. Wisconsin school district turns to Skyward for seamless management system integration.
10:17am
Public Policy Forum. Proposed MPS budget absorbs potential aid cuts through continued personnel savings.
10:13am
Marquette University. Former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod goes "On the Issues."

Local

3:41pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Reacts to County Board's missed opportunities on zoo catering contract, MCTS streetcar funding resolution votes.
2:50pm
YGB. Resolution is a strong step forward.
2:11pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Applauds County Board action on hiring new deputies.
12:35pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. Thanks board for overwhelming support of SEED legislation to eliminate food deserts.

5:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gunfire across Madison has police, residents concerned.

Congress

2:19pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Supports TPA.
11:47am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murphy. Lead senators in calling on defense secretary to update policies and prevent discrimination of servicemembers based on sexual orientation.
11:20am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins Warren, others to question Education Department on long-delayed investigation into violations of servicemembers' rights.
10:34am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Introduces bill to crack down on identity theft.

4:34pm
The Hill. Ryan seeks to rally GOP on fast-track.
11:07am
Bloomberg. Fast-track trade bill sought by Obama advances in Senate.
10:53am
Bloomberg BNA. Republicans denounce Obama speech calling climate change threat to national security.
5:09am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Ribble, Kind reject short term highway funding bill.

Federal Agencies

5:01pm
USA Today. Emails reveal: FDA was warned years ago about superbugs in medical scopes.

Politics

4:16pm
Washington Post. GOP candidates are flip-flopping to please the base. That could hurt later on.

2:32pm
Twin-Cities Pioneer Press. Russ Feingold suspends political action committee due to run.

Wednesday May 20, 2015

Governor

11:43am
Sen. LeMahieu. Governor Walker signs 70 MPH speed limit into law.
11:38am
Gov. Walker. Signs speed limit and school accountability report legislation.

1:16pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker signs 70 mph speed limit law, pauses impact of state test.

Budget

4:22pm
Rep. Jorgensen. JFC Republicans deliver swift kicks to public schools.
4:03pm
Survival Coalition. Memo in opposition to proposed BadgerCare Plus changes (LFB Paper #354).
4:02pm
Survival Coalition. Memo in opposition to proposed independent assessment requirement for personal care services.
3:53pm
Sen. Marklein. JFC invests $200 million more into K-12 education.
3:44pm
Wisconsin Family Ties. Serious concerns for students with disabilities in JFC early-morning vote, despite some positive elements.
3:40pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Statement on JFC budget action.
3:39pm
Rep. Pope. Public schools an afterthought for JFC Republicans.
3:32pm
Rep. Rob Brooks. Education transition programs receives funding.
3:30pm
Rep. Shankland. Republicans sell out our school children to private school special interests.
3:29pm
Sen. Vukmir. Investment in K-12 education remains our top priority.
3:27pm
Rep. Weatherston. Racine School Board election reforms added to budget.
3:26pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Government by budget is not democracy!
1:44pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Under cover of night, Republican majority makes sweeping, devastating changes to education policy.
12:29pm
Rep. Edming. Civics test proposal approved by budget committee.
12:27pm
School Administrators Alliance. Joint Finance Committee votes to underfund public schools.
11:54am
One Wisconsin Now. Pro-voucher donors get their way.
11:46am
Rep. Genrich. Statement on the Joint Finance Committee's DPI omnibus motion.
11:35am
Rep. Katsma. Supports increase for school aid.
11:17am
Wisconsin Bike Fed. Calls on Gov. Walker to oppose bike tax.
11:16am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. State long term care programs continue to save Wisconsin taxpayers.
10:55am
Rep. Swearingen. Joint Finance Committee approves recommendations from Rural Schools Taskforce.
10:52am
Rep. Quinn. Wins budget motion to fund Chetek-Weyerhauser School District.
10:20am
Rep. Barca. Statement on extreme GOP education budget plan.
10:01am
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Statement on Joint Finance Committee K-12 education package.
9:59am
Rep. Jagler. Statement on special needs scholarship.
9:58am
Rep. Barnes. Statement on proposed dismantling of Milwaukee's local public schools.
9:40am
Rep. Rob Brooks. Supports increase in K-12 education.
9:29am
Sen. Vukmir. Works to reform educational options for special needs students.
8:54am
Sen. LeMahieu. Applauds action to protect K-12 education.
8:26am
WEAC. Republican budget is worst of the worst for public schools.
6:27am
Survival Coalition. Statement on Joint Finance Committee decision to create special needs vouchers for students with disabilities.
5:14am
Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin. Late night special needs voucher vote shocks families of students with disabilities.
4:51am
Sen. Tiffany. Finance committee votes to invest in education.
4:49am
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on Republican's 29 page education omnibus motion.
4:48am
Sens. Harris Dodd, Larson. Statement on Joint Finance action on K12 education.
4:47am
Sen. Gudex. Waupun guard tower positions restored.
4:42am
Sen. Taylor. Today in JFC: More prison beds instead of public school funds.
4:41am
Rep. Heaton. Backs plan to increase school aid.
4:40am
Wisconsin Association of Health Plans. JFC recognizes importance of legislative oversight of state health plans.

4:34pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Arena funding plan by next week is goal of Wednesday meeting at Capitol.
10:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP budget plan includes sweeping changes for Racine district.
10:09am
Racine Journal Times. State committee eyes changing Unified board, related to separation movement.
6:09am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Washington and Scott Walker keep borrowing for roads.
6:05am
Fox 11. Republicans vote to increase school funding, expand vouchers.
4:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In marathon session, lawmakers tackle drug tests, school vouchers.
4:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Sweeping GOP schools bill adds money, expands vouchers, revamps accountability, and more.
4:25am
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Highlights of education proposals to be added to Wisconsin budget.
4:24am
Sun Prairie Star. Recycling cuts to stay in place.

Legislative

3:34pm
Sen. Lassa. Bill will help golf development in Rome.
3:31pm
Rep. Kremer. Reacts to Milwaukee leadership's hypocrisy on crime.
1:45pm
One Wisconsin Now. Board Rep. Gudex needs to get serious about WEDC's continuing cronyism, corruption, incompetence.
12:59pm
Sens. Shilling, Hansen. Democrats launch website for student loan debt relief plan.
12:28pm
Sen. Ringhand. Governor Walker should come home and come clean on WEDC.

3:41pm
WMTV. Lawmakers hope to expedite 20-week abortion ban bill.
1:15pm
Janesville Gazette. Democrats demand Republicans end hearing on inaccessible Milwaukee police videos.
10:03am
WIBA. Fitzgerald says prevailing wage repeal is unlikely.

State Agencies

3:52pm
DNR. Willow Flowage Scenic Waters Area master plan review process underway.
3:38pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Community projects receive board support.
3:37pm
DWD. Governor's administration announces state-tribal partnership to train persons with disabilities.
12:49pm
DOT. Major road construction will be suspended to accommodate heavy traffic during Memorial Day weekend.
12:46pm
DOT. New speed limit signs to be installed along rural interstates.

4:28am
Chippewa Herald. Watchdog groups have long warned against WEDC practices.

Statewide

1:47pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on the closure of Banks of Wisconsin, Kenosha.
1:37pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. Wisconsin well within U.S. mainstream with state business loan programs.
1:03pm
Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. Winner announced in Cedar Crest Ice Cream's 4-H Flavor contest.
9:07am
WPRI. Report: Real-world impacts of prevailing wage.
8:52am
Wisconsin Dental Association. Special Olympics athletes to receive free dental care at WDA Mission of Mercy.

5:23am
Duluth News Tribune. Report: Great Lakes better protected than 10 years ago.

Courts

12:53pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Milwaukee County v. Preserve Our Parks - motion to intervene.
10:46am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Garett T. Elward.

5:32am
LA Times. Cancer charities are accused of a $187-million 'sham.'
5:16am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: State Supreme Court must leave petty display behind.
4:29am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Fox River PCB liability reshuffled in judge's ruling.

Education

11:41am
UW-Stout. Ten students awarded Potential for Excellence Scholarship.
10:31am
UW-Stout. Decker-Maurer receives library's Barnard Outstanding Service Award.
4:52am
MPS. MHSA vocal jazz group wins prestigious national award for 2nd straight year.

Local

12:21pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic; Sup. West. Cesar Chavez's birthday becomes minor holiday for county employees.
4:43am
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. Statement on the future of O'Donnell Park.

5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Coordinate efforts to curb gun violence.
4:30am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Commercial realtors launch pro-arena billboard campaign.

Congress

1:39pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Announces new communications director.
9:08am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Responds to false political attacks.

4:36am
WRAL. House bill would cap expenses for ex-presidents.
4:31am
WEAU. Sen. Johnson slams Tomah VA 30-day plan.

Federal Agencies

4:40pm
Cornucopia Institute. Watchdog asks OIG to investigate "unholy alliance" between industry lobbyists and regulators.
3:50pm
U.S. DVA. Research Fair at Madison VA Hospital to celebrate 90 years of research to improve veterans' lives.

5:58am
The Hill. Groups jockeying to shape EPA water rule.

Politics

3:51pm
DPW. Seriously, Ron Johnson trusts Ayatollah over President Obama.
9:09am
DPW. Russ Feingold puts Ron Johnson in big trouble.

4:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Pro-Scott Walker super PAC spells out perks for $1 million donors.
4:33am
The Hill. Walker defends rightward shift on immigration.

Tuesday May 19, 2015

Governor

1:47pm
One Wisconsin Now. Transparency and Gov. Walker's Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation don't go together.

12:18pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's lawyer: governor never received WEDC loan letter.
10:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Records indicate Scott Walker was copied on letter promising loan to donor.

Budget

4:57pm
Sen. Shilling. Special interests win big in GOP school scheme. 
4:47pm
Rep. Quinn. Supports funding increase to public education.
4:17pm
Rep. Kitchens. Supports increase in school aid.
4:07pm
Rep. Barca. JFC Republicans selling out Wisconsin's public schools to support Gov. Walker's presidential ambitions.
3:59pm
Rep. Edming. Supports increase in K-12 education. 
3:58pm
Survival Coalition. Letter to JFC Co-chairs on proposed drug screening requirements for BadgerCare Plus Childless Adults. 
3:57pm
Rep. Novak. Applauds increase in school aid. 
3:57pm
Rep. VanderMeer. Statement on additional education funding. 
3:17pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Nygren, Darling. JFC restores & increases public school funding.
2:39pm
WPHCA. Memo to JFC on alternative to FQHC reimbursement. FQHC Medicaid reimbursement memo.
1:27pm
WEAC. Educators on watch for hidden dangers tucked inside budget plans.
12:22pm
Rep. Jorgensen. To JFC: "Leave SeniorCare alone."
12:09pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Democrats propose millions in K-12 public school funding while Republicans throw scraps.
12:06pm
One Wisconsin Now. Republican school funding scheme launders money for unaccountable private school vouchers.
11:39am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Letter to Joint Finance co-chairs regarding drug testing provision. Letter to HHS Sec. Burwell. USDA response.
10:51am
Wisconsin Community Services. Victims who have lost loved ones to accidents caused by intoxicated drivers ask Joint Finance to fully fund the Pretrial Intoxicated Driver Intervention Grant Programs.
9:38am
Common Core State Standards Validation Committee. Statement by 23 members regarding budget proposal
9:30am
American Heart Association, American Stroke Association. "Complete streets" campaign kicks off.
7:05am
Save IRIS. Memo to Joint Finance members regarding IRIS.
5:19am
Wisconsin Coalition for Retirement Security. Milwaukee Public Schools takeover plan weakens WRS, causes unfunded retirement liabilities.
5:13am
Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Cheatham. Letter to Joint Finance members regarding education budget.

1:21pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Expanding independent charter schools before committee.
1:08pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Disability groups on alert for special-needs voucher plan.
1:06pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Budget cuts take center stage at listening session.
1:02pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS resolution gives Driver autonomy on struggling schools.
5:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. State worker health costs could double under proposed budget cuts.
5:24am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Lawmakers to consider alternatives for teacher licenses.
5:23am
Janesville Gazette. Finance committee to decide whether to reduce prison tower guard positions.
5:22am
Janesville Gazette. Budget committee to vote on expanding Wisconsin private school voucher program.
5:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. K-12 funding will be on budget committee agenda Tuesday.

Legislative

11:52am
One Wisconsin Now. Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act introduced, would allow Wisconsin borrowers to refinance student loans just like you can a mortgage.
11:24am
Sen. Shilling. Democrats propose student loan debt relief.
10:41am
Sen. Hansen. And Rep. Mason to introduce "Higher Ed, Lower Debt" Act.
10:18am
Rep. Mason. Announces "Higher Ed, Lower Debt" legislation.
5:16am
Rep. Rodriguez. And Lt. Gov. Kleefisch Tour MATC and hear from local businesses.

State Agencies

5:01pm
DOJ. AG Schmiel announces new crime labs director.
1:35pm
DNR. Weekly news.
11:43am
DATCP. Releases avian influenza quarantine in Juneau County.
10:55am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Challenges DPI powers on behalf of school in choice program.
9:15am
DVA Sec. Scocos. Column: Memorial Day 2015.

12:23pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Board approves state worker health care cuts.
11:21am
WMTV. Board approves adding deductibles to employee health plans.

Economy/Business

5:21am
La Crosse Tribune. Sparta sand plant to layoff 30 employees.
5:04am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin has added almost 40,000 women, owned firms since 1997.

Statewide

4:25pm
Integrys. Warmer spring weather brings DIY home improvement projects: Wisconsin Public Service urges customers to be safe.
10:34am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Midwest director for U.S. patent office to speak at June 2-3 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference.
10:30am
TRIP. Wisconsin's rural roads among most deficient in nation; State's rural transportation system in need of modernization to better support economic growth.
5:15am
Wisconsin Women in Government. History & humor! Join WWIG for its 28th annual Recognition and Scholarship Gala at the Edgewater Hotel.

5:08am
Superior Telegram. Wisconsin sees large bee colony loss.

Courts

5:00pm
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin. Frank v. Walker - Defendants' brief in opposition to plaintiffs' objection to bill of costs.

12:59pm
WISC. Group: Walker illegally withholding records related to 'Wisconsin Idea' rewrite.

Education

4:18pm
UW-Stout. Graduates share stories about college experiences, what's next.
1:04pm
UW-Madison. Pasture partnership supports organic dairy farmers across Wisconsin.
12:17pm
UW-Madison. Brief alcohol screening misses mark for people who most need help, study says.
12:11pm
UW-Stout. Brigadier general, alumnus to speak at ROTC commissioning ceremony.
11:28am
UW Colleges. Awards first-ever bachelor's degrees.

5:37am
Racine Journal Times. 5-4 vote to maintain unions' role in school handbook process.

Local

4:24pm
Near West Side Partners, Inc. Statement from Executive Director Keith Stanley on groundbreaking of new BP on 27th.

5:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee wants separate development agreement with Bucks.
5:10am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Prevailing wage, local hiring mandates sidelined at Milwaukee County for more discussion.
5:03am
Portage Daily Register. Marquette County mulls ways to pay for road repairs.

Congress

5:05pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on Highway Trust fund.
5:04pm
U.S. Reps. Ribble, Renacci, Pascrell. Let's get to work.
4:15pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Goodlatte, Conyers, Nadler press Senate to pass USA Freedom Act.
2:47pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Applauds ACA special enrollment period final numbers.
11:31am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Senate passes Chairman Johnson's bipartisan Border Patrol agents' pay fix.
10:35am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.
9:39am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Franken. Introduce trade bill amendment to level the playing field for American manufacturers.

9:43am
USA Today. New report claims al-Qaeda-Benghazi link known day after attack.
5:20am
Reuters. Obama sets new limits on police use of military equipment.

Federal Agencies

10:46am
Human Resources Online. Wellness-incentive guidance on the way.

Politics

3:15pm
DPW. For Wisconsin workers, Ron Johnson has nothing but lip service.
5:07am
WEAC. Governor's shameless presidential bid puts politics ahead of students.

2:03pm
Bloomberg. Scott Walker tells Republican lawmakers his lack of college diploma could be political asset.
1:00pm
The Hill. Scott Walker courts House GOP.
11:29am
NBC News. Scott Walker seeks to win over House GOP.
5:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker calls voucher schools a moral and economic imperative.
5:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Johnson talks 2016 rematch with Feingold.
5:06am
NBC News. In Iowa, Walker faces major challenges.
5:05am
CNN. Scott Walker hits up Washington.
5:05am
Chippewa Herald. Scott Walker casts school choice debate in moral terms.

Monday May 18, 2015

WEDC

4:11pm
Sen. Hansen. Time to end WEDC.
2:56pm
DPW. File complaint alleging pay to play corruption at Scott Walker's flagship jobs agency.
1:55pm
Sen. Lassa, Rep. Barca. WEDC Board not informed of loan details. October 2014 Report. Charge off report.
12:18pm
Gov. Walker. Statement on Legislative Democrats' press conference.
12:15pm
Sen. Shilling. Statement on Dept. of Justice investigation into Gov. Walker's WEDC.
12:14pm
Rep. Barca, Sen. Lassa. Call for independent federal investigation of Walker's WEDC.
12:13pm
WEDC. Statement on loan to Building Committee, Inc.

2:12pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Democrats call for federal investigation into bad WEDC loan deal.
12:34pm
AP. Democrats demand feds probe Walker's job agency.
12:13pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Top Scott Walker aides pushed for questionable $500,000 WEDC loan.

Governor

8:31am
Wisconsin Economic Development Association. Responds to suggested restructuring of WEDC.
8:26am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Walker's jobs agency reforms only stratch the surface.

5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker defends call to phase out state loan program he heads.

Budget

3:05pm
Rep. Allen. Speaks on proposed UW System budget cuts.
3:04pm
Wisconsin Council on Mental Health. Urges Joint Finance Committee not to include Opportunity Schools Partnership Program in budget.
2:07pm
Rep. Considine. Column: Transportation budget needs creative funding ideas, not more debt.
12:27pm
Rep. Hintz. Fully funding public education means no private voucher school expansion.
12:09pm
Rep. Pope. Republicans' education priorities are confusing and harmful.
10:38am
Rep. Hesselbein. Column: From schools to septic tanks, Walker punishes rural areas.

2:03pm
WISC. UW could eliminate 434 total positions, lay off 70.
1:26pm
AP. Nygren: School aid could increase $75 per student.
1:11pm
WMTV. Wisconsin budget committee to delay transportation votes.
5:40am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Be skeptical, and be frugal.
5:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP eyes new plan for funding voucher-school expansion.
4:57am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Answering a wave of domestic violence in Wisconsin.
4:56am
Deforest Times-Tribune. Finance Committee paves way for Windsor incorporation.
4:52am
AP. Memo: Voucher plan could mean $48M hit for public schools.

Legislative

2:08pm
Rep. Sargent. Letter to Joint Audit co-chairs requesting public hearing on WEDC.
2:06pm
Rep. Steffen. Announces budget listening session.
1:04pm
Rep. August. Statement on passing of Tom Lothian.
12:22pm
NAMI Wisconsin. Milwaukee schools proposal raises concerns for students with disabilities.
10:03am
Save IRIS. To deliver petitions with over 6000 signatures to leigslators.
9:47am
Rep. Jorgensen. Schedules Saturday listening session in Milton as budget vote nears.
9:45am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Column: It's time to address the crime problem in Wisconsin.

5:45am
Chippewa Herald. States saying 'no' to cities seeking to regulate businesses.
5:36am
Racine Journal Times. Area GOP lawmakers optimistic about Bucks arena deal; Democrats critical of talks.
5:28am
Fond du Lac Reporter. School leaders opt out of Thiesfeldt bill.

State Agencies

3:51pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Badger 5 winning tickets sold in Chippewa Falls, Milwaukee, Rick Lake and Watertown.
4:53am
DOA. 2015-2016 Wisconsin Coastal Managment Grant recipients.

5:00am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Opponents request new hearing on high-voltage power line project in western Wisconsin.

Economy/Business

12:23pm
Fox 11. Cookie plant in Ripon to close.
5:11am
ManpowerGroup. Tenth year of survey reveals 1 in 3 U.S. employers experiencing difficulty filling positions, skilled trades remains the hardest to fill for six consecutive years.
5:04am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Sales, marketing careers have highest growth in Wisconsin.

Statewide

2:59pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Study shows charter schools outperform public schools statewide.
2:01pm
Wisconsin Victim Witness Professionals. Announce awards for leadership in service to crime victims.
9:59am
WMJ. Identifying pediatric sex trafficking victims is an issue in Wisconsin.
9:57am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. 2015 April home safes report.
8:30am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. Backyard safety and pool safety encouraged.
8:29am
RePower Madison. The Coal Truth report highlights costly coal dependence. Report.

Courts

12:28pm
Janesville Gazette. Roggensack presides as chief justice of Wisconsin Supreme Court for first time.
11:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 3 justices apparently boycott swearing in of Marquette Law grads.
11:24am
Bloomberg. Supreme Court won't block probe of Scott Walker's recall campaign.
10:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supreme Court declines to hear lawsuit seeking to block John Doe probe.
5:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Same-sex parents sue over birth certificate.

Education

1:05pm
UW-Stout. Volunteer-oriented construction majors earn international honor.
11:21am
UW-Madison. Expert in computer science drives computer-security spinoff.
11:11am
UW System. Honors students for essays on the value of liberal education.
8:25am
Student Labor Action Coalition. UW and Madison community leaders, elected officials, demand public records from Chancellor Blank. Request.

Local

3:49pm
City of Madison. Ticks and mosquitos - they're back!
2:04pm
Elroy-Sparta State Bike Trail. 50th anniversary ride & ceremony.
12:26pm
South Central Federation of Labor. To host 56th Annual Bean Feed on Wednesday, May 20 at 6 pm.
10:37am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. To testify before U.S. House committee. Invitation.
5:16am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 9 arrests.

5:53am
Duluth News Tribune. Pipeline resistance thwarts Enbridge in Wisconsin.

Congress

3:48pm
U.S. Reps. Kind, Paulsen. Author bill focused on treating obesity among seniors.
1:03pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on WTO ordered rollback of popular U.S. consumer protection law.

Politics

12:41pm
Neylon for Assembly. Not running for state Senate.
12:16pm
One Wisconsin Now. Scott Walker to unaccountable private voucher schools: 'Let the good times roll.'
5:14am
DPW. Ron Johnson's rhetoric doesn't match his record.

11:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker could set himself apart in 2016 with voucher expansion.
5:38am
Cap Times. Scott Walker in Iowa: Isreal trip reinforced need to fight Islamic terrorism overseas.
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ron Johnson says Russ Feingold is 'addicted' to politics.
5:07am
Fox 11. Ryan tells Wisconsin Republicans to expand appeal.
5:07am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker tells Republicans he has transformed Wisconsin.
5:01am
The Hill. Wisconsin takes center stage in battle for Senate majority.
4:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker preaches to Wisconsin faithful, teases at White House bid.
4:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin's Johnson faces a tough road to re-election.

Friday May 15, 2015

Governor

4:41pm
Rep. Sargent. Reacts to Gov. Walker's WEDC reform request. 
4:39pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Responds to proposed WEDC changes. 
4:04pm
Rep. Barca, Sen. Lass. Statement on proposed WEDC changes.
1:49pm
Gov. Walker. Calls on Legislature to enact economic development reform.

5:14pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker wants to end loan programs for job agency. 
2:13pm
AP. Walker wants lawmakers to reform economic development agency.

Budget

4:12pm
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Memo to Joint Finance regarding concerns with announcement, "JFC Republicans protect long term care."
4:01pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Encouraged by changes to long term care proposal.
3:54pm
Sen. Marklein. JFC restores Aging & Disability Resource Centers, public broadcasting.
3:41pm
Rep. Murphy. Applauds JFC plan to protect long term care programs.
2:39pm
Save IRIS. Responds to JFC announcement about long-term care.
2:06pm
Rep. Shankland. Republicans' budget ships 500 health care jobs to Minnesota.
1:20pm
Legal Action of Wisconsin. Wisconsin's legal aid providers applaud budget committee's unanimous support for civil legal services.
1:16pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Integral part of adoption protection package approved by Joint Finance Committee.
11:28am
Rep. Macco. Keeps funding for Boys and Girls club. 
10:50am
Sen. Shilling Column: After years of cuts, schools deserve a raise.
10:48am
Rep. Edming. Supports imporved long term care proposal. 
10:48am
Rep. Rodriguez. Joint Finance supports budget motions. 
10:46am
Survival Coalition. Statement on JFC announcement on long term care changes. 
9:55am
WAFCA. Joint Finance approves increasing support for adoptive families.
9:54am
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. To Joint Finance: Are we out of the woods?
9:10am
State Bar of Wisconsin. Applauds Joint Finance for backing civil legal services grant.
8:48am
Rep. Kapenga. Supports lifetime limit budget provision.
8:46am
Penfield Children's Center. Statement on Joint Committee on Finance's investment in children's mental health services.
5:56am
Rep. Taylor. JFC Republicans pass the buck on commonsense child welfare reforms.
5:55am
End Domestic Abuse WI. Joint Finance Committee approves investments in safety of domestic violence victims.
5:51am
Rep. Loudenbeck. And JFC vote to support adult literacy.
5:49am
Sen. Tiffany. TEACH II will help improve technology in rural schools.
5:42am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Local small businesses, county leaders discuss serious economic impact and job loss associated with proposed changes in state budget.

5:12pm
WQOW. Voucher proposal could mean financial hit for public schools.
11:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Budget puts Wisconsin per-pupil spending below national average.
6:01am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Historic tax credit supporters take their case to Madison to oppose limits.
5:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Professor: The die is relatively cast on UW cuts.
5:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. JFC ditches Walker plan to overhaul long-term care programs.
5:19am
WQOW. Budget panel approves Walker proposal limiting welfare.

Legislative

12:03pm
Sen. Larson. Larson report.
8:50am
Council of State Governments. State Representative Jessie Rodriguez awarded fellowship for Midwestern leadership institute.
6:15am
Wisconsin Family Ties. Special education concerns loom large in Milwaukee proposal.
5:50am
Rep. Brostoff. Honors Hmong-Lao Appreciation Day.

5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP plan on struggling MPS schools faces uphill battle.

State Agencies

4:21pm
DATCP. Camping this summer? Leave firewood at home.
1:17pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, May 17-23.
8:47am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, May 18-22.

5:39am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin company recalls chicken over disinfectant concerns.
5:13am
Wisconsin State Journal. Bat-slaying fungus spread to eight Wisconsin counties in last year, DNR says. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Economy/Business

5:53am
Integrys Group. Declares dividend on common stock.

Statewide

12:46pm
UW Health. Amazing Grace: Singing in chorus helps Alzheimer's patients.
5:47am
International Crane Foundation, AZA SAFE. Endangered species "vanishing" from the International Crane Foundation.

5:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin leads the way in bovine genetics exports.
5:37am
Janesville Gazette. 63-year-old coal-fired passenger ferry gets approval for another season crossing Lake Michigan.

Courts

1:01pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Judge denies Shirley Abrahamson's bid to be immediately reinstated as chief justice. 
9:11am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. MS Real Estate Holdings, LLC v. Donald P. Fox Family Trust.

1:00pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Patience Roggensack to stay chief justice for now, after judge rules. 
5:11am
WKOW. Battle over who is Wisconsin chief justice returns to court.
5:06am
Washington Examiner. Supreme Court could complicate Scott Walker's campaign.

Education

2:01pm
Marquette University. Haggerty Museum of Art names new director.
5:43am
MPS. National top 5 win for mobile app created by students at Washington HS of IT.

5:22am
Racine Journal Times. Proposal would cut requirement for unions' agreement to handbook changes.

Local

3:56pm
South Central Federation of Labor President Gundlach. "It is the role of the union to advocate for change within an unjust system."
3:37pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. To open new season of Traveling Beer Garden.
12:47pm
City of Milwaukee. Nominees sought for 2015 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award. 

5:38am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. DNR: City can't require permits for hunting on private land.
5:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. County committee backs hiring 30 sheriff's deputies.
5:09am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Stadium district dissolution complex, unlikely.

Congress

3:57pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Introduces bill to eliminate Obamacare's marriage penalty.
12:05pm
Peace Action Wisconsin. Applauds U.S. Reps. Moore, Pocan and Kind for voting against defense bill. 

5:10am
Racine Journal Times. Democrats, union members oppose trade measure; Ryan supports it.
5:04am
The Hill. GOP chairman: No ObamaCare extension if court cripples law.

Federal Agencies

11:22am
AP. USDA creates new government certification for GMO-free.

Politics

2:09pm
DPW. Part-time governor and Wisconsinite Scott Walker brings Washington, D.C. to Wisconsin.

Thursday May 14, 2015

Governor

4:27pm
Gov. Walker. Announces plans to secure fuel infrastructure.

Budget

5:20pm
AARP. Lauds decision to remove Family Care changes from budget, but cautions limitations.
5:08pm
Rep. Swearingen. Joint Finance Committee advances educational technology initiatives.
4:56pm
Alliance of Health Insurers. Statement regarding Joint Finance Committee's efforts to reshape Wisconsin's long term care program.
4:38pm
Rep. Quinn. Applauds removal of Governor's long term care plan.
4:29pm
Rep. Kitchens. Lauds plan to protect long-term care.
4:27pm
Rep. Krug. Long-term care will be protected.
3:53pm
Rep. VanderMeer. Encourages safeguarding long term care services.
3:42pm
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Encouraged by Joint Finance Committee's announcement.
3:35pm
Sen. Taylor. Statement on heated child abuse and neglect debate.
3:33pm
Rep. Heaton. Moves to protect long term care services.
2:33pm
Rep. Novak. Lauds plan to preserve long term care.
2:32pm
Better Choices Coalition. Endorses plan for better budget choices.
2:14pm
Rep. Czaja. Joint Finance Committee invests in rural schools with TEACH II.
1:41pm
Wisconsin Counties Association. Commends Senator Harsdorf; Representative Loudenbeck for protecting county land and water conservation efforts.
1:40pm
Rep. Sargent. Aging and long-term care fight not over.
12:34pm
Rep. Kleefisch. IRIS restored.
12:33pm
Rep. Kremer. Applauds JFC decision to reject changes to long term care options.
12:31pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Motion to require audit of DOA info tech funds.
11:03am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Looking to expand reading program.
10:53am
Reps. Nygren, Knudson; Sens. Vukmir, Darling. (Updated) JFC Republicans protect long term care.
8:57am
WPHCA. Proposal to cut Medicaid funding to community health centers would devastate healthcare access in some Wisconsin communities.

12:03pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers to scale back Scott Walker's plan on long-term care.
6:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Funding for domestic abuse services to be take up by budget committee.
6:00am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Optimism diminishes in UW budget debate's waning days.
5:02am
Wausau Daily Herald. Legislators plan to reject Walker school cuts.

Assembly Floor Session

12:55pm
Rep. Murphy. Assembly passes drug treatment bills to build a stronger workforce.
11:01am
Rep. Heaton. Votes to approve three public benefit reform bills.
10:37am
WEAC. Statement on Assembly's approval of Senate Bill 67.
9:22am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. State Legislature designates May as Building Safety Month.
9:02am
Rep. Edming. Votes to encourage good health and a drug-free workforce.
5:51am
Rep. Bernier. Votes in favor of healthy choices and drug-free workforce bills.
5:49am
Rep. Krug. Assemby passes bills promoting a drug-free workforce and better nutrition.
5:47am
Rep. VanderMeer. Votes to promote good health.
5:46am
Rep. Tittl. Ambulance collection bill heads to governor.
5:45am
Rep. Rohrkaste. Assembly votes to approve drug treatment bills.
5:44am
Rep. Tittl. 70 MPH speed limit bill heads to governor for signature.
5:43am
Rep. Novak. Votes to approve bills on drug screening & treatment.
5:42am
Rep. Knodl. Votes to promote drug treatment legislation.
5:41am
Rep. Spreitzer. Assembly Republicans play politics with Wisconsin's future.
5:40am
Rep. Kapenga. Assembly passes public benefit reform package.
5:39am
Rep. Katsma. Promoting good health and a drug-free workforce.
5:36am
Rep. Ripp. Campground bill passes Assembly.
5:35am
Rep. Rob Brooks. Assembly approves healthy foods bill.

5:13am
Chicago Tribune. Wisconsin advances junk food limits, drug testing for those on public aid.
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly passes food stamp restrictions, drug testing. Chippewa Herald.
5:03am
WEAU. Assembly passes bill to skip school report cards.

Legislative

3:34pm
Rep. Allen. Supports Opportunity Schools.
2:36pm
Sen. Lassa, Rep. Barca. Call for emergency board meeting and hearing on WEDC.
2:23pm
Sen. Taylor. Statement on "Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program."
2:04pm
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Time to return to a state Department of Commerce.
1:55pm
1000 Friends of Wisconsin. What shape are your local roads in?
1:10pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Wisconsin State Senators and Representatives sign letter to protect U.S. jobs, stop fast track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
12:11pm
Americans for Prosperity. New research: $890 million is what schools could have saved with prevailing wage repeal.
10:46am
Rep. Barca. Democratic Weekly Radio Address.
9:39am
Rep. Kleefisch, Sen. Wanggaard. Letter to Milwaukee Police Chief Flynn regarding testifying at hearing.
8:58am
Rep. Kleefisch. Column: Ensuring a drug free Wisconsin workforce.
5:52am
Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin. Milwaukee school takeover plan: Serious unanswered questions for families of students with disabilities.
5:38am
Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin, Cherish All Children. Statement on Safe Harbor legislation (LRB-0733).

12:17pm
Lansing State Journal. (MI) Senate votes 22-15 to repeal prevailing wage laws.
9:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee police say video system problems affect 7 cases - not thousands.
5:16am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Lawmaker says 70 mph roads will be posted by summer.

State Agencies

4:58pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
4:57pm
Rep. Pope. School Choice Wisconsin falsely claims growing demand.
4:02pm
DOJ. Prescription drug take-back day.
2:47pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Wisconsin's very own Megabucks jackpot at record high of $21.4 million.
12:11pm
WEAC. Public school parents reject vouchers.
11:58am
School Choice Wisconsin. Demand for school choice program grows again.
10:58am
DOT. Click It or Ticket kicks off intensified safety belt enforcement.
10:52am
DWD. Secretary announces up to $8 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grants available to employers for customized worker training.
10:50am
DNR. White-nose syndrome spreading in Wisconsin bats.
10:40am
DPI. Schools named for 2015-16 statewide choice program.
9:50am
DOR. New online tool helps you find property value appeal sessions in your area easily and quickly.

12:06pm
Janesville Gazette. 4 new religious private schools added to Wisconsin voucher program, applications up slightly.
5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State's massive $138.7 million IT project on track.

Economy/Business

10:42am
Oil Online. Top Employers Institute announces companies with high employee wellness.
5:34am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Craft beer boom continues in Wisconsin, nation.

Statewide

4:07pm
The Alliance for Solar Choice; Renew Wisconsin. Solar groups take next step in appeal of public service commission decision on 2014 We Energies rate case.
11:06am
One Wisconsin Now. Joins Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in forum on student loan debt crisis.
9:19am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Wisconsin's unseen spending.

4:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New new bird flu cases reported in 2 weeks, leaving officials cautiously optimistic.

Courts

5:33am
Appleton Post Crescent. Lawsuit against Neenah reinstated.
5:18am
Wisconsin State Journal. John Doe records show Scott Walker campaign arguments.
5:14am
Fox 11. Walker probe special prosecutor wanted justices to step down.
5:04am
Washington Post. Special prosecutor intent on pursuing investigation in possible illegal coordination by Scott Walker campaign, but major legal hurdles remain.

Education

11:57am
Lakeshore Technical College. Students earn honors at national Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference.
11:35am
UW-Madison. Giving freight rail tracks a boost.
11:34am
UW-Madison. Survey finds alumni starting companies across the state.

Local

4:14pm
Madison National Lawyers Guild. Statement on the exoneration of police officer who killed teen-Tony Robinson.
1:12pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Court rules: Sheriff Clarke NOT a racist.
10:55am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Asks for answers about secret MPD email system.

Congress

2:55pm
U.S. Reps. Pocan, Messer. Help Americans better plan for retirement.
12:35pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Applauds progress on overtime protections for middle class workers.
5:08am
U.S. Reps. Goodlatte, Conyers, Sensenbrenner, Nadler. Praise House passage of USA FREEDOM Act.
5:07am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Floor statement on USA FREEDOM Act.

9:45am
Cap Times. Editorial: On trade, trust Mark Pocan, not the president.

Federal Agencies

12:50pm
The Hill. VA improperly spent $6B a year, report says.

Politics

3:07pm
Dorow for State Senate. Margaret Farrow endorses.
2:01pm
Americans for Prosperity. Sen. Feingold's big-government policies bad for Wisconsin.
9:41am
DPW. Russ Feingold: A champion for all Wisconsinites.
9:17am
RPW. Washington insider Russ Feingold announces plan to regain lost power.
9:13am
Feingold for U.S. Senate. Launches campaign for U.S. Senate.

12:42pm
WBAY. Sen. Johnson, Republican leaders respond to Feingold announcement.
12:22pm
Reuters. Wisconsin Democrat Feingold running for his old U.S. Senate seat.
12:00pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Russ Feingold announces rematch Senate bid against Ron Johnson in 2016.
8:54am
ABC News. Wisconsin's Feingold to run for U.S. Senate.
5:05am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin GOP poised to make state 'Red to the Roots.'
5:00am
The Hill. Poll finds GOP field gaining on Walker.

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Budget

4:39pm
Sen. Wirch; Former Rep. Turner, Column: Republicans target Bray Center in politcally-motivated action.
4:32pm
Rep. Shankland. Letter to Joint Finance co-chairs regarding long-term care.
10:59am
School Administrators Alliance. Wisconsin projected to drop below national average for school spending.
10:27am
Rep. Kitchens. Joint Finance Committee votes to adopt two budget motions.
9:53am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Recent audit unveils pitfalls of privatizing services for the elderly and people with disabilities.
5:33am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Republicans support teacher loan programs.

12:56pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As clock ticks, UW System awaits decisions, braces for cuts.
5:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Parents groups pressure legislators to restore K-12 funding.
5:17am
Cap Times. Wisconsin budget committee rejects student loan refinancing proposal.
5:16am
Wausau Daily Herald. Health center could lose millions in proposed budget.
5:16am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Making state parks self-sustaining a recipe for disaster.
5:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican lawmakers blunt Scott Walker's proposed cut for public radio, television board.

Assembly Floor Session

4:29pm
DPI. Superintendent Evers' statement on Assembly passage of SB 67.
3:00pm
Rep. Considine. Disappointed in FoodShare and drug testing bills.
2:57pm
Rep. Hutton. Tax-saving drug formulary bill advances to the governor's desk.
2:54pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Legislature honors Marshall Girls Basketball, sportsmen and women.

Legislative

3:30pm
Rep. Krug. Continues to work for Central Wisconsin jobs and economic development.
3:22pm
Rep. Knodl. Introduces legislation to fight criminal extortion.
3:10pm
Rep. Kremer. Announces spring listening sessions.
2:53pm
Rep. Zepnick. Proposes transportation funding for Wisconsin communities.
2:51pm
Milwaukee Democratic Legislative Caucus. Oppose GOP takeover plan of Milwaukee Public Schools.
12:02pm
Reps. Barca, Genrich; Sens. Carpenter, Vinehout. Letter to Joint IT Committee co-chairs regarding STAR IT project. DOA Apr. 2 STAR progress report.
9:06am
Rep. Milroy. Statement regarding "Older Americans Month."

5:44am
WKOW. Assembly to vote on a number of bills Wednesday.
5:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: MPS transformation plan worth a try.
5:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bill would have Wisconsin schools adopt alcohol and drug screening program called SBIRT.
5:18am
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin bill protects abused pets.
5:06am
WMTV. Ambulance concerns in Layfayette County.

State Agencies

3:42pm
DOJ. $158 million in mobile "cramming" settlements.
2:56pm
WEDC. WERCBench Labs seeks builders, makers, entrepreneurs.
10:53am
DHS. New plan to prevent suicide in Wisconsin.

5:35am
WJFW. Citing costs in the billions, state likely to request exception from EPA phosphorus rules.

Economy/Business

11:41am
Twin-Cities Pioneer Press. Laid-off Wisconsin workers to get jobs at Minnesota firm.
5:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Plan to use western coal at plant puts utility, customer group at odds.

Statewide

4:45pm
Integrys. Winners of 19th annual Solar Olymipcs announced by WPS.
4:20pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Wisconsin CEOs paid 116 times more than average worker.
12:10pm
WISPIRG. New report finds drivers pay less than half the cost of roads.
9:50am
Wisconsin Technology Council. New features to mark close of Biz Plan Contest at June 2-3 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference.
9:05am
Wisconsin Dental Assocation, WDA Foundation. Mission of Mercy to bring free dental care to Fond du Lac.

Courts

1:08pm
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin Supreme Court releases filings in 3 Walker-related cases.
12:54pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. N. Patrick Crooks asks judge for transition plan on chief justice.
9:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tax-funded legal costs top $1 million over John Doe probe targeting Scott Walker campaign.
5:10am
National Journal. Investigation of Scott Walker's fundraising could end up at the Supreme Court.

Education

12:47pm
UW-River Falls. Elesser receives 2015 Regents Academic Staff Excellence Award.
12:46pm
UW-Stout. Students receive Wood Medallion, leadership awards.
11:33am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Releases video to supplement its recent report Diminishing Returns.
10:26am
UW-Extension. David Schejbal serves as UPCEA president.

Local

2:50pm
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Strengthens its Board of Directors.
2:46pm
YGB. Supporters block jail doors.
11:35am
Milwaukee County Sup. Weddle. Says Parks Chess Program set for summer.
11:31am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on District Attorney Ozanne decision.

9:02am
New York Times. Wisconsin protesters vow to stage walkout over decision not to charge officer.
5:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee aldermen delay action on lowering pot fines.
5:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin's capital faces test after shooting decision.
5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Union leaders, activists press for good jobs with arena deal.
5:12am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Mayor, union still hoping to save firefighter positions.

Congress

4:52pm
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Chairman Johnson hols 6th border hearing.
2:59pm
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Warner, Ayotte. Introduce bill to require IRS to notify victims of identity theft.

5:08am
Fox 6. "Protect taxpayers:" Sen. Johnson to introduce bill that would require identity theft victims be notified.

Politics

11:00am
Rae for Chair. Senator Chris Larson endorses.
9:10am
Kapenga for State Senate. Radio ad: "Just Getting Started."

5:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker meets with Netanyahu.

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Tony Robinson

5:30pm
DOJ. Documents for Tony Robinson.
4:25pm
WPPA. Statement re: Dane County district attorney decision to exonerate Madison Police Officer Matt Kenney.
3:50pm
Young, Gifted and Black. We demand justice for Tony Robinson.
3:34pm
Rep. Taylor. Statement on DA Ozanne's charging decision.
3:24pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Statement on DA decision in police shooting of Tony Robinson.

4:01pm
AP. Prosecutor: No charges against white police officer.
3:23pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Officer Matt Kenny cleared in shooting of Tony Robinson.
3:20pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. No charges for Madison police officer in Tony Robinson shooting.
3:17pm
Janesville Gazette. No charges in Madison police-shooting case.
2:47pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Search warrants: Tony Robinson 'battered' Matt Kenny; friend though he had taken mushrooms.

Budget

5:00pm
Clean Wisconsin. Committee reduces detrimental budget cuts to polluted runoff programs. 
4:30pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Joint Finance Committee takes action on Ag items.
4:20pm
WPHCA. Memo to JFC members regarding FQHC Mediciad reimbursement.
4:18pm
WI Land+Water Conservation Association. Appreciates the support of the Joint Committee on Finance to partially restore funding for land conservation offices.
3:54pm
Sen. Taylor. Officer-involved shootings could be reduced with better police training on mental illness.
3:51pm
Sen. Hansen. Republicans block student loan reform.
2:23pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Republicans can't disown Governor Walker's budget.
1:18pm
DPW. No "drafting error": State records reveal Walker lie on gutting Wisconsin Idea.
11:42am
One Wisconsin Now. State budget committee Republicans reject common sense student loan debt refinancing plan.
11:40am
Sen. Shilling. GOP says 'NO' to student loan debt relief.
11:26am
Sen. Wirch; Reps. Mason, Barca. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs regarding Bray Center cuts.
9:24am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Make student loan debt relief a top budget priority.
5:32am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Calls for boost to education in biennial budget. Example Graph.

1:30pm
WMTV. Republicans scale back size of public broadcasting cut.
9:28am
Washington Post. Will Scott Walker's budget troubles hurt his potential 2016 bid?
5:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Educational Communications Board braces for $2.8 million budget cut.
5:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Proposed buget cuts threaten UW Extension agents.
5:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Authority over Wisconsin-Minnesota tuition deal goes to lawmakers.
5:09am
Fox 11. K-12, UW System budget votes yet to come in committee.
5:05am
Cap Times. Sen. Tom Tiffany says he asked governor for DNR job cuts.
5:02am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Supporters say it will be hard to make state parks self-sufficient.
4:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Property tax cut, public media funding on budget committee's agenda this week.

Legislative

1:20pm
Rep. Sargent. Audit shows serious problems with non-emergency medical transit.
12:24pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Legislation announced to combat Wisconsin's heroin/opioid epidemic.
12:23pm
Rep. Considine, Sen. Erpenbach. Congratulate City of Portage.
12:18pm
Rep. Kleefisch, Sen. Wanggaard. Want answers.
12:01pm
Rep. Johnson. Honest conversations with students about drug and alcohol abuse save lives.
11:14am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Touts grants bill during National Police Week.
10:49am
Rep. Barca. Audit shows privatized medical transportation program providing lower-quality service at higher taxpayer cost.
10:24am
Rep. Shankland. To hold town hall office hours on May 18.
10:21am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Statement on the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program proposal.
9:46am
Rep. Kapenga. Fox6 investigation exposes unemployment insurance fraud.
9:18am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit recommends DHS improve oversight of non-emergency medical transportation services.
9:10am
LAB. Report: Non-Emergency Medical Transportation. Briefing Sheet. Highlights.

12:17pm
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Sen. Hansen: Penalize firms that get state aid, outsource jobs.
12:05pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Audit hits MTM for no shows, late arrivals for patient trips.
11:28am
AP. Audit details problems with Medicaid transportation.
10:25am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Lawmaker wants increase for Wisconsin law enforcement grants.
9:25am
Superior Telegram. Legislators introduce proposal to fund local roads.
5:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County no longer wants to repeal detention law.
5:22am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: State should leave Badger Exam in place.
4:57am
CBS 58. Wisconsin law that legalizes cannabis oil for seizure treatment proves ineffective.
4:55am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Lawmakers propose local road tax bill.

State Agencies

12:47pm
DNR. Weekly news.
11:37am
WEDC. Three state companies receive 2015 Governor's Export Achievement Awards.

11:52am
The Hill. Feds warn states about highway funding cut off.

Economy/Business

5:25am
Fond du Lac Reporter. WE Energies looks to reduce bat fatalities near turbines.

Statewide

12:11pm
Association Builders and Contractors Wisconsin. Statement regarding anti-prevailing wage reform commercials.
10:48am
AboutHealth. Marshfield Clinic Health System is eighth Wisconsin health care system to join.
10:08am
American Lung Association. Turns turquoise with in honor of National Women's Lung Health Week.
9:08am
One Wisconsin Now. One Wisconsin Institute/Demos report shows how higher education great cost shift hurts Wisconsin families and state economy.

5:28am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Packers say military sponsorships are not secret.
5:01am
Chippewa Herald. Access to liver transplants unequal in Wisconsin, nation.

Courts

12:00pm
Justice Crooks. Letter regarding Justice Bradley affidavit.
11:55am
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin. Shirley Abrahamson v. Scott Neitzel - Affidavit of Ann Walsh Bradley in support of a preliminary injunction.
9:06am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. General Grant Wilson.
9:05am
District I Court of Appeals. Angela Bell v. DCF.
9:04am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. Mastella L. Jackson.
5:34am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - Letter regarding release of public documents.

5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Court filing is latest turn in squabble over Wisconsin chief justice.
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State Supreme Court to release hundreds of pages in Doe probe on Wednesday.

Education

4:56pm
Milwaukee Public Schools. 2 MPS high schools among state's 15 best in new U.S. News rankings.
3:16pm
UW-Stout. Honors College celebrates successes of 35 graduates.
1:52pm
Marquette University. Names next Opus Dean of Engineering.
1:05pm
UW-Stout. Game design and development program ranked 17th nationally.
11:23am
Lakeshore Technical College. Foundation receives scholarship gift from Haas Foundation.

4:56am
WXOW. SAGE program in La Crosse schools may end.

Local

9:49am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. For mayor, ignorance is bliss on MPD video snafu.

11:29am
AP. Vendor helping to recover lost police interrogation videos.

Congress

4:48pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Presses EPA on E15 label enforcement.
3:52pm
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Feinstein. Bill would waive visa renewal fees for adoptions from DRC.
3:31pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Joins Mayor de Blasio and progressive partners to launch The Progressive Agenda.
3:22pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Signs letter to VA secretary urging better care for rural veterans.
11:44am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on new FDA guidance on gay men blood donation.
10:51am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces bill to protect grieving parents from job loss.
10:50am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.
5:30am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports legislation to help veterans through disability claims appeals process.

2:04pm
USA Today. 'Fast track' trade bill fails early Senate test.

Politics

5:35am
Dorow for State Senate. Refuses special interest PAC money.

9:31am
Altlanta Journal Constitution. Jeb Bush, Scott Walker heading to Atlanta for cattle call to rival Iowa straw poll.
5:40am
The Hill. The fiercest Senate races of 2016.
5:10am
Fox 6. Democratic Party puts up billboards demanding Governor Scott Walker return to Wisconsin.

Monday May 11, 2015

Governor

5:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Records reveal state budget office's rationale for cutting Wisconsin Idea.

Budget

3:42pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Supports removal of emergency detention language from budget bill.
3:22pm
Rep. Novak. Fights to fund drug enforcement in community.
1:27pm
NAMI Wisconsin. Remove emergency detention language from the budget bill.
9:41am
Mental Health America of Wisconsin. Remove emergency detention language from the budget bill.
8:41am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Governor Walker's failed jobs agency should be scrapped.
5:38am
Wisconsin Credit Union League. Credit unions applaud agency merger withdrawal.

11:45am
Cap Times. Wisconsin losing reputation for bicycling; national group blames Scott Walker.
6:02am
Chippewa Herald. Tenure, shared governance at UW face uncertain future as Legislature tinkers with Scott Walker budget.
5:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Shift to Wisconsin state park self-sufficiency would blaze new trail.
5:33am
Racine Journal Times. State senator says cut to Bray Center not political.
5:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin thrust into limbo over student achievement testing.

Legislative

4:29pm
MPS. Statement regarding the Kooyenga/Darling proposal.
2:42pm
Rep. Ballweg. Buffalo Lake Dredge Bank and Spillway & Andrew Krakow Memorial Fishing Area redevelopment project completed and celebrated.
2:38pm
Rep. Hebl. Circulates Impartial Justice Act.
2:30pm
Wisconsin Women's Network. Wisconsin State Legislature wants to be your OB/GYN.
1:49pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on Darling/Kooyenga/Abele MPS takeover plan.
11:55am
Reps. Johnson, Billings. Make Wisconsin a "Safe Harbor" for child sex trafficking victims.
10:02am
Sen. Lazich. Sets the record straight.
5:39am
Rep. Ballweg. Appointed to Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board.

11:40am
Marshfield News Herald. How much do you know about the new Badger Exam?
9:47am
Washington Post. Amid gridlock in D.C., influence industry expands rapidly in the states.
7:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. County exec would oversee turnaround of MPS schools in GOP plan.
5:43am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Prevailing wage concept should be reformed.
5:06am
Cap Times. Wisconsin's 20-week abortion ban would likely require emergency C-sections.

State Agencies

4:22pm
DATCP. Dodge County to host 2016 Alice in Dairyland finals.
4:11pm
WDVA. To host Memorial Day ceremonies.
12:23pm
DNR. After over a month in Jackson County, elk from Kentucky continue to adjust to their new surroundings.
12:16pm
WEDC. FNA Group relocating from Illinois to Wisconsin.
10:01am
DNR. Nominations sought for angling and deer representatives on Sporting Heritage Council by May 22.
5:40am
DATCP. Loether of Sauk City is 68th Alice in Dairyland.

11:42am
DOR. Milwaukee man claims $92,000 Badger 5 jackpot.

Economy/Business

8:45am
WMC. Wisconsin leaps to 12th Best Business Climate: Chief Executive Magazine.

Statewide

11:25am
WPPA. Recognizes law enforcement valor & sacrifice during 'National Police Week.'
10:59am
Coalition for Historic Preservation. State's Historic Tax Credit program generates $46 million in added state revenue. Report.
9:39am
State Bar of Wisconsin. Waukesha County Judge William Domina named 2015 Judge of the Year.
8:46am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. Protect your family and your home from natural disasters.

5:59am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: By not acting, Americans act.
5:09am
La Crosse Tribune. Drunken falls cause more deaths than drunken driving in Wisconsin.

Courts

1:22pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Files brief in support of right to work law, union members.

Education

3:09pm
UW-River Falls. Kofiro named Outstanding Recent Alumnus in College of Education and Professional Studies.
12:28pm
UW-Madison. Researchers helping to attract Kickapoo Valley tourists.
12:07pm
UW-Stout. Receives city's Friends of the Urban Forestry Award.

Local

3:27pm
UW Credit Union. To host Shred-it Event.
2:43pm
City of Madison. Release of officer use of force law student video.
2:04pm
Milwaukee Ald. Davis. MPD lost video report requires action, immediate response.
1:18pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Jursik. Milwaukee County wins Fair Housing Award.
11:23am
Young, Gifted and Black. Reflect on Tuesday, Walk Out on Black Out Wednesday.
9:43am
Capitol Neighborhoods. Statement on proposed closing of Madison College downtown campus.
5:42am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies arrest 7 drunk drivers in Operation Drive Sober.

5:33am
Stevens Point Journal. Sheriff's actions 'highly inappropriate', expert says.
5:12am
Reuters. Prosecutor to announce decision on Wisconsin police shooting.

Congress

11:19am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces new Wisconsin State Director.

9:10am
The Hill. GOP senator: U.S. must not allow ISIS to look powerful.
5:08am
WKOW. Local, federal officials work on safety for crude oil trains.
5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tammy Baldwin, Ron Johnson spar over judicial candidates.

Federal Agencies

1:57pm
U.S. DVA. (Corrected) Madison Vet Center moving to larger, more accessible location on city's north side.

11:04am
USA Today. Feds ease up on wellness programs.

Politics

3:24pm
Rae for Chair. Sen. Carpenter and Rep. Zepnick endorse.
3:13pm
DPW. Launch billboards calling Scott Walker to return to Wisconsin, accept federal funds for BadgerCare.
2:39pm
Kapenga for State Senate. Clears nomination hurdle with ease.

10:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Before heading to Israel, Scott Walker talks tough on terror.
5:14am
Wall Street Journal. GOP presidential hopefuls criticize Obama foreign policy.
5:04am
Bloomberg. Scott Walker sets pace at South Carolina Freedom Summit.

Friday May 8, 2015

Governor

4:54pm
Gov. Walker. Orders flags lowered in honor of EMT killed in Bayfield County house fire. Executive Order #161.
4:51pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints District I Court of Appeals judge.

Budget

4:45pm
Rep. Petryk. Statement regarding Confluence Arts Center project vote by Joint Finance Committee.
2:40pm
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Applauds lawmakers and advocates for supporting sexual assault survivors.
12:55pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Votes to protect most vulnerable.
12:54pm
Sen. Marklein. Joint Finance Committee action on state budget.
12:12pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Cuts to public broadcasting threatens public safety.
10:54am
Gov. Walker. Calls for agency mergers to be removed from state budget.
5:57am
Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin. Statement regarding revenue estimates.

3:11pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker scraps agency mergers hours after critical audit.
12:13pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. To cut road borrowing, lawmakers may have to cut projets.
11:28am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Responds to state agency proposal changes.
5:56am
Racine Journal Times. Politics blamed for deep Bray Center funding cut proposed at state level.
5:43am
Wisconsin State Journal. Access, other health centers could lose millions in Scott Walker budget.
5:42am
Cap Times. Wisconsin budget committee to fund positions to investigate officer-involved deaths.
5:38am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Local officials react to committee vote on Confluence funding. Chippewa Herald.
5:18am
WISC. Walker opposes raising vehicle registration fee.
5:17am
Fox 11. Walker calls $300 million UW cut 'manageable.'

Legislative

4:56pm
Reps. Kitchens, Knodl. Column: Education misperceptions.
1:12pm
Sen. Harris Dodd. WHEDA/WEDC merger bad from beginning.
1:11pm
Sen. Hansen. WEDC audit shows continued problems at WEDC.
12:59pm
Sen. Lassa. Statement on WEDC audit, merger.
12:58pm
Rep. Barca. Walker's WEDC: It's worse than we thought.
12:57pm
WEDC. State businesses, economic development leaders show support.
12:52pm
Rep. Rob Brooks. Healthy foods bill scheduled for Assembly vote.
11:31am
WEDC CEO Hall. Response to audit.
11:26am
Sen. Shilling. Statement on Gov. Walker's WEDC failure.
10:28am
Rep. Steineke. Column: Status quo no longer works for state's Medicaid program.
10:26am
DPW. Scott Walker's flagship jobs agency still not following the law.
10:25am
Pro-Life Wisconsin. Exception in Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act denies equal protection, undermines fetal pain argument.
9:12am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit examines WEDC operations.
9:09am
LAB. Report: Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Briefing SheetHighlights.
5:16am
Americans for Prosperity. Disappointed in Sen. Marklein's vote against prevailing wage repeal.
5:10am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Applauds Wisconsin's improved business outlook.

11:03am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Audit: WEDC deals lacked required provision.
9:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Audit: State jobs agency failed to follow law, it's own policies.
5:54am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Steffen plans fix for excess stadium sales tax.
5:41am
Beloit Daily News. Schools: Beloit can weather class-size aid change.
5:18am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin lawmakers propose 20-week abortion ban; Walker on board.
5:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New opt-out bill is latest turn in debate on state testing.

State Agencies

4:47pm
DOR. Wisconsin Economic Outlook May 2015.
4:43pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, May 10-16.
3:13pm
DWD Secretary. Highlights Project Lead the Way at Elkhorn School District.
2:37pm
DNR. 'Learn 2 Fish with Us' May 16 at Hartman Creek State Park.
1:00pm
DOT. Issues three new specialty license plates.
10:30am
Wisconsin Women's Council. Representative Brandtjen appointed to Women's Council Board.
9:15am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, May 11-15.
5:11am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

5:37am
La Crosse Tribune. Rail construction could disturb endangered species; environmentalists question DNR review.

Economy/Business

10:37am
U.S. Gain/"O" Ring. Expanding partnership continues growth of CNG network.
10:34am
Quantum, U.S. Gain. Form industry alliance for no-money down program for CNG.
10:32am
U.S. Gain. And Ruan build on partnership with new GAIN Clean Fuel CNG station.
7:47am
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Payroll employment rises by 223,000 in April; jobless rate essentially unchanged (5.4%).

Statewide

2:44pm
Sen. LeMahieu. Column: Education remains a top priority.
9:47am
PR Newswire. Interactive Health announces 2014 "Healthiest Companies in America."
9:20am
Peace Action Wisconsin. Milwaukee native honored posthumously at Women's International League for Peace and Freedom Centennial Peace Conference in The Hauge, daughter also to be honored on Mother's Day.

7:48am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wisconsin dairy herd count falls below 10,000.
5:20am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Gaining some perspective on avian influenza.
5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's frugal reputation borne out by new federal data.

Courts

5:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Group suing DNR over La Crosse rail expansion has first day in court.

Education

2:38pm
MPS. 115+ metro Milwaukee educators to be honored Saturday at MMABSE gala.

Local

4:49pm
Young, Gifted and Black. Honors Mother's Day and the anniversary of Tony's death.

7:49am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Alice in Dairyland finals kick-off in Manitowoc County.

Congress

3:35pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Applauds removal of research ban on HIV organ donation.
1:36pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To host Supper Club Town Halls in Cedarburg and Sherwood.
10:51am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Markey. Preserve public access to local television channels, ensure diversity of programming.
10:41am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.

Federal Agencies

4:58pm
U.S. DVA. Madison Vet Center moving to larger, more accessible location on city's north side.
2:42pm
HUD. Offers over $100 million in grants to clean up lead and other housing-related health hazards.

Politics

5:54am
Marshfield News Herald. Walker's 1st Isreal trip starts Saturday. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Thursday May 7, 2015

Governor

4:29pm
Gov. Walker. ICYMI: Wisconsin ranked 12th Best State for Business by Chief Executive Magazine.
12:31pm
Gov. Walker. Honors National Day of Prayer at Governor's Prayer Breakfast.
10:20am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Adress.

3:29pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Gov. Walker: Arena deal in two weeks, no need for more money from Bucks owners.
8:36am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Clark County sheriff writes to Walker over IoH fines.

Budget

4:58pm
AG Schimel. Statement regarding today's Joint Finance actions.
4:46pm
Rep. Wachs. Statement on Confluence Project.
4:45pm
Rep. Swearingen. Supportive of budget motion for Florence County
4:43pm
Sen. Vinehout. Statement on Joint Finance action on the Confluence project.
4:41pm
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Applauds Joint Finance Committee's support for children and families impacted by abuse.
4:40pm
Rep. Macco. Works to keep funding for Boys and Girls Club.
4:39pm
Rep. Allen. Statement on UW System budget.
4:35pm
Save IRIS. Brings questions, concerns, and data to legislators & releases powerful video "#MoreThanADiagnosis."
4:28pm
Sen. Wirch. Slams Republican attack on Bray Center.
3:16pm
Sen. Taylor. Statement on pending budget committee vote on funds for independent investigations of officer-involved shootings.
3:13pm
Rep. Kitchens. Top priority: K-12 education.
2:12pm
Sen. Hansen. LFB numbers confirm need to accept $345 million in federal MA money.
1:58pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. New revenue numbers reveal absurdity of turning down enhanced BadgerCare dollars.
12:39pm
Rep. Subeck. Response to Republican claims on K-12 education.
11:19am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Budget committee supports additional resources for officer-involved shootings.
10:11am
AARP. Latest revenue growth estimate provides another reason to accept Medicaid expansion.
4:57am
Rep. VanderMeer. Committed to K-12 education.
4:29am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Citizen input provides important details of conservation budget cuts.
4:25am
Rep. Rodriguez. And Assembly GOP make K-12 top priority.
4:24am
Rep. Quinn. Makes K-12 education top priority.

3:26pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Top nightly camping fee hits $33 under new Wisconsin budget plan.
11:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republicans plan to add 4 DOJ for police-involved shootings.
11:00am
Wausau Daily Herald. Walker: Budget helps state economy grow.
5:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Outagamie County executive says recycling program cuts would be felt by residents.
5:26am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin finance committee to consider raising park admission, camping fees.
4:47am
WQOW. Confluence decision day nears, a look back at the quest for state funding.
4:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker: Arena funding plan needs to take back seat for now.

Legislative

5:00pm
Rep. Macco. In support of returning tax dollars to Brown County.
4:38pm
Sen. Lazich. Introduces pain prevention bill.
3:22pm
Sen. Stroebel. Attends Governor's Prayer Breakfast.
3:17pm
Rep. Sargent. Extreme bill restricts women's freedom.
3:15pm
Reps. Hesselbein, Brostoff. For-profit art institute closing in Milwaukee shows need for state watchdog agency, reps say.
3:12pm
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Legislature plays politics with women's health.
2:13pm
Rep. Subeck. Statement on proposed abortion ban.
1:50pm
Sen. Miller. Stop the distractions.
1:48pm
Rep. Johnson. Republicans again trying to distract from harmful budget, lagging economy.
1:46pm
Sen. Stroebel. Statement on prevailing wage committee vote.
1:01pm
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Opposes proposed abortion ban.
1:00pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Urges co-sponsorship of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
12:27pm
Sen. Shilling. Statement on 20 week abortion ban.
12:26pm
Sen. Harris Dodd. Healthcare decisions are private.
12:17pm
Rep. Kremer. Authors pain-capable unborn child protection bill.
12:11pm
Rep. Shankland. To hold office hours on Stevens Point city bus.
11:32am
AFT Local 212. Technical College leaders, students and community leaders support legislation to restore Milwaukee representation to MATC governing board.
10:57am
Rep. Allen. Holds listening session in City of Waukesha.
10:56am
Sen. Carpenter. Weekly Democratic Radio Address.
10:23am
Sen. Larson. Statement on GOP's failed attempt to repeal prevailing wage in Wisconsin.
10:22am
Rep. Sanfelippo. To hold press conference on police grants.
10:16am
Sen. Nass. Statement on prevailing wage.
10:08am
Rep. Hutton, Sen. Vukmir. Repeal of prevailing wage law still right for Wisconsin
10:02am
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Introduces "opt out" clarification bill.
9:59am
Rep. Gannon. Disappointed by prevailing wage vote.
4:31am
Rep. Rohrkaste. Applauds action of Public Benefits Reform Committee.
4:30am
Rep. Jorgensen. Assembly Democrats highlight wasteful spending in FoodShare limitation, drug testing bills.
4:28am
Rep. Neylon. Opposes spending millions of tax dollars on new laws.

3:25pm
AP. Republicans introduce bill banning abortions after 20 weeks. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin State Journal.
11:12am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Bill would make opting out of school test easier.
11:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Measures give new flexibility to class-size reduction program.
10:54am
Chippewa Herald. Committee fails, but doesn't kill prevailing wage repeal.
10:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Effort to repeal prevailing wage law fails in committee.
5:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Limits on food stamp choices would cost state millions of dollars.
5:01am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin lawmakers advance new rules for food stamp users.
4:56am
Fox 11. Local schools react to SAGE program.

State Agencies

3:18pm
DCF. ADVOCAP community action agency honored.
2:05pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Mound tours and nature hikes at Muscoda's Morel Mushroom Fest.
1:58pm
DWD. More than 60 employers expected at June 4 Eau Claire Career Expo.
10:26am
Wisconsin Women's Council. ConnectWI shines spotlight on transparency in local government.
10:15am
DATCP. Take a pass on door-to-door pitch.
10:05am
DPI. Graduation rate up, gaps closing.

Economy/Business

1:57pm
Amerequip. Receives Progress Lakeshore - Corporate Investment Award.
11:30am
Wisconsin Energy Corporation. Klappa cites milestones in reliability, customer satisfaction, safety performance in annual meeting review of 2014 highlights.

5:32am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Fiskars to build $26 million Americas headquarters in Middleton.

Statewide

4:45am
DeWitt Ross & Stevens. Jeff A. Goldman elected to Board of Governors - District 9.

5:18am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: State should stay committed to open records.
4:39am
BizTimes. Wisconsin health care ranks second highest in nation.

Courts

4:33pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Re-appoints chief judges of four judicial districts.
4:27pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Judge Lisa S. Neubauer appointed chief judge of the Court of Appeals.

11:36am
The Hill. Top federal court rules against NSA's phone records program.
5:25am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: It's time to open John Doe case.

Education

4:34pm
UW-Stout. City buses get a lift from students with new graphics, slogan.
3:10pm
Lakeshore Technical College. Phi Theta Kappa honor society welcomes new members.
1:53pm
UW-Extension. Wisconsin farmers receive sustainable agriculture grants
10:55am
UW-Stout. Six students selected for public speaking showcase.
10:18am
UW-Madison. More than 150 students recognized with awards.
10:00am
MPS. 4-year graduation rate up slightly in 2014.
4:26am
UW-Superior. Earns grant for maritime history and preservation projects.

Local

1:55pm
Dane County Cities and Villages Association. Elects 2015-16 Executive Committee.
10:14am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces Bollig acquisition.
10:13am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Panels will help startups 'Launch, Grow, Succeed' at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference in Madison.

5:19am
Marshfield News-Herald. Schofield company drawn into gay marriage debate.
4:55am
WXOW. ER visits rise in La Crosse; Study links to Obamacare.

Congress

12:23pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson, Committee learn about jihadists' use of social media.
10:52am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on federal court decision on NSA collection of phone data.
10:37am
DPW. Ron Johnson attacks Wisconsin families.
4:32am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Senators urge USDOT to immediately strengthen oil train disclosure rule.

Politics

3:19pm
Rae for Chair. Decries latest attack on women by Wisconsin Republicans.

4:40am
The Hill. Walker hits bump in '16 race.

Wednesday May 6, 2015

Revenue Estimates

5:01pm
Rep. Edming. Makes K-12 education top priority.
5:00pm
Rep. Novak. Calls K-12 education a top priority.
4:56pm
Sen. Lassa. Republicans can't disown Walker's budget.
4:28pm
School Administrators Alliance. Statement on revenue estimates.
4:27pm
Sen. Miller. Legislative Republicans blindly follow Walker.
4:16pm
Rep. Shankland. Don’t let Republicans off the hook for failing our public schools.
4:02pm
Rep. Spiros. Education is a top priority.
3:47pm
Rep. Pope. Republican legislators try to cover up public education budget missteps.
3:45pm
Parents for Public Schools of Milwaukee. Actually, it's an easy choice to invest in education.
3:43pm
Rep. Knudson. Assembly commits to fully funding K-12.
3:40pm
DPW. Math is hard for Scott Walker, GOP legislators.
3:38pm
Rep. Gannon. K-12 funding a priority.
3:15pm
Community Advocates. No new revenue? There are better choices, including expanding BadgerCare.
2:36pm
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Legislature can avoid deep budget cuts without raising state taxes.
2:11pm
Rep. Steineke. Statement on restoring education funding.
2:10pm
Rep. Barca. Republican accounting trick leaves community schools searching for crumbs.
2:09pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Statement regarding state revenues announcement.
1:43pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on no new revenue for state budget.
1:41pm
Rep. Krug. Remains committed to K-12 funding.
1:36pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on LFB revenue projections.
12:29pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Supports more funds for public school students.
12:28pm
Rep. Pope. With no additional revenue available, funding K-12 education is about priorities.
12:23pm
Wisconsin Budget Project. Lawmakers can avoid damaging budget cuts, even without additional tax revenue.
11:05am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Revenue estimates remain on target.
11:03am
Sen. Hansen. Statement on LFB revenue projections.
10:53am
Rep. Shankland. Republican giveaways result in low revenue numbers, harsh budget cuts.
10:47am
Rep. Jorgensen. Revenue numbers show Republicans have "overpromised and underperformed."
10:10am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. No pot of gold to fix Republican budget.
9:55am
Sen. Wirch. Statement on latest revenue estimates.
9:54am
Rep. Barca. Sluggish revenue numbers reflect irresponsible Republican budgeting.
9:51am
LFB. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs regarding revenue estimates.

4:05pm
Bloomberg Business. Wisconsin's revenue may make it harder for Walker to crow.
3:04pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Vos: Voucher expansion can't be done as Walker wants.
12:33pm
Janesville Gazette. Speaker Vos says Walker's proposed cut to public schools will be closed despite forecast.
11:04am
Chippewa Herald. State estimators: No new revenue available for state budget.
9:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. No hike in revenue estimates forces tough budget decisions.
9:52am
WISC. Bad budget news for Wisconsin: No new money.

Governor

4:53pm
Gov. Walker. Finnish firm Fiskars to relocate Americas headquarters to Middleton.
2:40pm
Gov. Walker. Honors fallen officers at Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial.
1:38pm
Gov. Walker. Signs employment legislation.

Budget

10:48am
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups. SeniorCare proposal sent to JFC members.
10:40am
Rep. Kitchens. Joint Finance Committee votes to restore funding to the Wisconsin Fund.
10:16am
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Critical breast cancer-fighting program receives more funding.
7:06am
Madison Area Builders Association. Applauds Joint Finance Committee leadership on CARPC reform.
5:27am
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on passage of amendment in JFC to increase District Attorney's positions in Pepin and Buffalo County to full time.
5:26am
Rep. Taylor, Sen. Erpenbach. Dane County JFC members react to water quality managment carve-out.
5:21am
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Statement on Joint Finance Committee approval of invenstment in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.

11:54am
AP. Vos mum on whether UW cut will be reduced.
5:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Budget committee approves several Walker proposals, introduces new measures.
5:46am
Badger Herald. UW raises $53 million out of a $100 million budget deficient.
5:37am
Cap Times. State's largest local business groups warns $300 million UW cut could hurt economy.
5:20am
Daily Reporter. Dane County would be shut out of water quality decisions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin State Journal.
5:08am
Fox 11. UWGB students and staff react to UW System future.
5:06am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay groups rally against state budget cuts.

Senate Floor Session

4:50pm
Sen. Roth, Rep. Steffen. Stolen Valor bill passes Senate by voice vote.
4:46pm
Rep. Jacque, Sen. Roth. Bill to close OWI loophole clears State Senate.
2:03pm
Sen. Fitzgerald, Rep. Jagler. Senate sends motorcycle lighting bill to governor.
1:44pm
Sen. LeMahieu. Statement on Senate passage of 70 MPH speed limit.
1:37pm
Sen. Petrowski, Rep. Neylon. Bill protecting victims of harassment passes Senate.
1:33pm
Sen. Carpenter, Rep. Jacque. Senate unanimously passes bill to protect domestic abuse victims.

2:58pm
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Wisconsin Senate OKs ending program promoting smaller class sizes.
2:40pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate passes bill to raise Wisconsin speed limit to 70 mph.

Legislative

4:18pm
Rep. Kremer. Pushes back on DOR, provides predictability for small business audits.
3:36pm
Rep. Craig. Co-Authors legislation reforming civil asset forfeiture law.
2:51pm
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson, Winnebago County Exec. Harris, Dane County Exec. Parisi. Letter to Labor Committee members regarding prevailing wage.
11:42am
Rep. Brostoff. Stands in solidarity with the Hmong community.
11:32am
Rep. Considine. Introduces industrial hemp bill. LRB-1692/1.
10:07am
AFT Local 212. State Representatives David Bowen and Mandela Barnes to introduce legislation to restore democracy and African American representation at MATC.
5:24am
Sen. Larson. Statement on GOP hearing to repeal the state prevailing wage law.
5:23am
Sen. Stroebel. I put my trust in the local officials in the trenches.

2:42pm
Wisconsin Public Radio.  Lawmakers to debate drug testing, food restrictions for public benefits recipients.
2:38pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Senate leader says prevailing wage picture looks fuzzy.
9:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: 70 mph speed limit won't compromise safety.
5:29am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin Senate ready to vote on 70 mph speed limit.
5:12am
Racine Journal Times. District, legislator at odds over whether stadium tax bill violates lease with Brewers.
5:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New arena raised as reason to dump prevailing wage laws.

State Agencies

4:12pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Approves $6.4 million for community projects.
4:03pm
DATCP. Election open for Wisconsin Potato Board.
3:06pm
WHEDA. Gov. Walker appoints Mark Hogan as WHEDA Board Chairman.
2:55pm
DNR. Accepting applications for Forest Fire Protection grants.
2:18pm
DVA Sec. Scocos. 70th anniversary of VE Day.
2:07pm
DATCP. Local food project awards to benefit consumers.
11:36am
DATCP. Hauber Brand Meats recalls bratwurst due to undeclared allergens on the label.
10:14am
Midwest Environmental Advocates. DNR changes to BNSF permit adds more problems to rail expansion plan.
8:58am
DFI. Net income up 21.6%, lending up 10.7% at state-chartered credit unions.

5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New state phosphorus regulations could cost $7 billion.

Economy/Business

5:51am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Obamacare rates for money-losing Assurant Health among the highest.

Statewide

9:00am
Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants. Annual Conference on May 18.

Courts

10:58am
Chippewa Herald. Conservative legal group asks judge to void Madison teacher contracts.
5:06am
Mliwaukee Journal Sentinel. Patience Roggensack said there's no doubt she is chief justice.

Education

2:29pm
UW-Madison. Patrick Sims named vice provost and chief diversity officer.
2:28pm
UW-Madison. Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity chapter terminated.
2:17pm
Marquette University. Phychology student named president of the national Active Minds Student Advisory Committee.
12:49pm
Wisconsin Technical College System. World-leading manufacturer Georgia-Pacific, Tech college partnership in spotlight.
11:55am
UW-Stout. Retail students redesign storefront displays for city merchants.
9:01am
MPS. Educators win state health Teacher of the Year, Jump Rope for Heart honors.

Local

1:32pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. Proposal to lift taxicab permit caps approved by committee.
10:17am
City of Madison. Annual public health awards presented.
5:23am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony.

5:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Preterm birth kills more Milwaukee babies than other causes combined.

Congress

3:08pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. NE Wisconsin's small businesses: Exporters to the world.
2:35pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To host supper club town halls in Cedarburg and Sherwood.
12:30pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. To HHS: Women should have full access to all FDA-approved contraception.
12:08pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Says Republican budget rewards those at the top.
11:57am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. With Republican budget slashing funding for local law enforcement, urges full funding for vital Byrne Justice Assistance Grant.
11:35am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Chairman Johnson moves eight bipartisan bills out of committee.
11:33am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Presses for strong avian flu response.
5:09am
Newsmax. Sen. Ron Johnson: Wipe out ISIS with ground troops - now.

Federal Agencies

5:34am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Ex-VA cardiologist rips Illinois investigation.

Politics

5:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Gov. Scott Walker's evolving views on corn-based ethanol.

Tuesday May 5, 2015

Governor

3:04pm
Gov. Walker. Announces special election for 33rd Senate District. Executive Order #159.

Budget

4:05pm
Sen. Taylor. Governor Walker and Republicans put Milwaukee drunken driving intervention grants in jeopardy.
3:53pm
Sen. Shilling. GOP cuts recycling while boosting Walker's office pay.
3:34pm
Rep. Petryk. Secures full time DA for Pepin County.
3:27pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Republicans continue to sell out Wisconsin children.
2:20pm
Friends of Recovery. News conference: Budget funding sought for Oxford House expansion in Wisconsin.
1:45pm
Reps. Considine, Spreitzer. Disappointed in JFC's opposition to fair redistricting.
1:32pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. JFC increases funding for women's cancer screenings.
12:45pm
Sen. Shilling. Republicans reject funding for Wisconsin's Cancer Reporting System.
12:11pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Motion in Finance to support WI Cancer Reporting System.
11:52am
Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin. Simple transfer of worker's compensation will improve system.
11:28am
Aging & Disability Professionals Association of Wisconsin. Counties urge legislators to take Aging & Disability Resource Center and long-term care changes out of the budget.
11:25am
Citizens Utility Board. Fights MMAC attempt to gut funding for challenges to utility rate increase
10:51am
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, MMAC. Business concerned proposed UW System cuts could hurt state economy.
5:48am
Wisconsin Community Services. State's Joint Finance Committee should vote to restore funding for intensive supervision of drunk drivers during pretrial period.

3:36pm
AP. Panel approves hiring 35 more public defenders.
3:01pm
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice would no longer get more pay than justices under budget.
12:32pm
Chippewa Herald. UW public authority is dead, lawmaker John Nygren says.
12:16pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers drop Scott Walker's plan to spin off UW governance.
11:03am
AP. Walker's UW proposal dead in Legislature, cuts debated.
9:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's proposed cut to OWi treatment tops panel's agenda.
5:14am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC school board member hopeful state aid cut will be restored.

Legislative

4:03pm
Rep. Barca, Sen. Lassa. Column: Will rewards of agency merger outweigh the risks?
3:25pm
Rep. Genrich. Authors letter to Congress, calling for sensible approach to testing.
2:53pm
Rep. Weatherston. Stadium district reform bill passes committee.
1:42pm
Sen. Harris Dodd. Announces racial impact statement bill.
12:25pm
Sub. Amendment to SB-49 (prevailing wage).
11:56am
Rep. Pope. Releases statement recognizing National Teacher Day.
11:20am
NFIB Wisconsin. Small business encourages repeal of archaic prevailing wage in Wisconsin.
10:10am
1000 Friends of Wisconsin. Quadruple taxation bill introduced for local roads.
9:24am
Rep. Knudson, Sen. Tiffany. LRB-2056/1. Give locals the chance to raise road money.
5:49am
Sen. Stroebel. Prevailing wage applies to new Bucks arena.

12:23pm
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Lawmaker revises bill that would repeal prevailing wage law.
11:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. State Senate hears bill to repeal prevailing wage.
5:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Subeck sponsors bill to help those on food assistance make better nutritional choices.
5:17am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Legislators shouldn't be able to cash in unused sick time.
5:07am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Petrowski responds to IOH law criticism.

State Agencies

3:35pm
DPI. Two Wisconsin students named Presidential Scholars.
2:56pm
DNR. Erin Crain appointed as DNR Land Division deputy administrator.
2:40pm
DHS. Unveils "Building Dementia-Friendly Communities" tool kit.
2:02pm
DNR. Weekly news.
1:43pm
DOT. Students encouraged to use "pedal power" on May 6.
12:35pm
DOT. Online chat: a new DMV customer service.

3:15pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Railroad Commissioner warns oil trains increase safety risks.

Economy/Business

4:11pm
Integrys Group. Reports first quarter 2015 earnings.
8:42am
Wisconsin Energy Corporation. Posts 2015 first quarter results.

Statewide

9:04am
WisconsinEye. (Video) Educational Approval Board's future.

Courts

4:00pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Files motion to have illegal collective bargaining agreements voided.
9:00am
Wisconsin Supreme Court.  State v. Dean M. Blatterman.
8:59am
District I Court of Appeals. State v. Andrew L. Jackson.
8:58am
District I Court of Appeals. Paul Marchese v. Troy Miller.
5:45am
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin. Shirley Abrahamson v. Scott Neitzel. Defendants' response to motion for preliminary injunction. Lazar Declaration. Canvass. Certification. Motion to dismiss. Brief in support.

12:33pm
Chippewa Herald. Roggensack says she doesn't want to fight with justices.
5:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin DOJ moves to dismiss justice's lawsuit.

Education

4:26pm
UW Stevens Point. Long-time Wisconsin legislator to address UW-Stevens Point graduates. 
10:06am
UW-Stout. More than 1,300 to receive diplomas at spring commencement.
10:05am
UW-Madison. Analysis compares California exchange, commercial health insurance hospital networks.
9:05am
MPS. MPS student wins nation's highest honor for graduating seniors.

2:01pm
Baraboo News Republic. Local firms embroiled in dorm dispute.

Local

5:46am
Waukesha Water Utility. Business-water conservation incentive program begins during National Drinking Water Week.

1:58pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Enbridge appeals to Dane County Board to avoid spill insurance.
5:52am
WISN. Milwaukee alderman pushes ahead with 1 percent tax idea for arena.
5:06am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Uber impact: Statewide law means no more paying fees to Milwaukee.

Congress

1:10pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Deeply saddened by Trestle Trail tragedy in Menasha.

10:31am
The Hill. GOP senator: Clinton 'has a lot to answer for' on Benghazi.

Federal Agencies

12:01pm
Twin-Cities Pioneer Press. Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits.

Politics

4:09pm

Dorow for State Senate. Statement on timing of Special Election.

10:11am
DPW. Announce U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as State Convention keynote speaker.

1:35pm
Bloomberg. Scott Walker tiptoes past Michigan reporters' most common question.
9:26am
CNN. Scott Walker blames Obama, Clinton for world violence.
5:54am
New York Times. Wisconsin, politics and faith bind Scott Walker and Paul Ryan.

Monday May 4, 2015

Governor

9:40am
Rep. Subeck. Responds to signing of Transportation Network Company legislation.
4:31am
Gov. Walker. Drops a line in Hayward to kick off 50th Annual Governor's Fishing Opener.
4:30am
Gov. Walker. Signs Assembly Bill 143 into law.

5:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Does city's violence deserve high-level meetings like arena?
5:42am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker signs 'Uber' bill over local objections.
5:19am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Scott Walker signs Wisconsin bill for ride-hailing regulations.

Budget

3:12pm
Better Choices Coalition. Endorses plan for better budget choices.
2:00pm
Mental Health America of Wisconsin. Concerns about transfer of pretrial intoxicated driver intervention grant program.

2:04pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. A lot rides on revenue forecasts as budget decisions loom.
5:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Spurred by Scott Walker budget, parents rally for public school funds.
5:01am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Bucks arena deal must be good for taxpayers, too.
4:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. It's time for UW to dip into reserves, says President Cross.

Legislative

12:15pm
One Wisconsin Now. Well-compensated career politician Sen. Steve Nass thinks it's his job to cut your pay.
12:06pm
Rep. Jarchow. Spends 'Working With You' day at local marina.
9:41am
Rep. Stuck. Statement on yesterday's shooting in Menasha.

2:05pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin Senate to vote on 70mph speed limit bill.
12:17pm
AP. GOP bill would require civics test to graduate high school.
4:44am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Clark County sheriff won't enforce new state law.

State Agencies

3:01pm
DATCP. Announces 3rd Jefferson County and 5th Barron County avian influenza detections.
12:13pm
DOT. Releases performance report on safety.
11:12am
DOT. Traffic fatalities increase significantly in April.
8:27am
OCI. Administrative actions - April 2015.
4:35am
DATCP. Fourth Barron County avian influenza detection found in commercial turkey facility.

4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR criticized for move to fewer environmental reviews.
4:56am
Racine Journal Times. Bill would bring $200M to state for transit, official says.
4:40am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin FoodShare fraud crackdown questioned.
4:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Low pay for state's appointed attorneys has led to ineffective counsel, study says.

Economy/Business

10:31am
JDSupra. Wellness watch: Guidance is (almost) here.

Statewide

1:55pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. New numbers: Growth of poverty wage jobs makes rejection of BadgerCare dollars a fiscal threat.
11:11am
Transportation Development Association. Hosts legislators and industry experts at annual drive-in event.
9:24am
We Energies. Launches annual falcon cams.
8:26am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. May is Building Safety Month - fire safety emphasized.
4:33am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Wisconsin health care ranks second highest in nation.

4:28am
Duluth News Tribune. More access to mental health care, but fewer counselors.

Courts

2:10pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court divided over chief justice.
5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Open John Doe investigation of Gov. Scott Walker to the public.
4:43am
Chippewa Herald. John Doe tensions boil over as high courts prepare to weigh in.

Education

3:24pm
UW-River Falls. Online giving day a huge success.
2:50pm
La Follette School of Public Affairs. Establishes Board of Visitors.
9:46am
UW-Madison. Mcardle's Bradfield named interim WID director.

4:54am
La Crosse Tribune. ACA puts Onalaska district in tough spot.

Local

1:57pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Sheriff's Office saddened by death of NYPD officer.
12:05pm
Milwaukee Ald. Arnold. Act 16 triggers changes to city licensing process.
4:37am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies arrest 8 drunken drivers in Operation Drive Sober.

8:22am
AP. Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious.
4:48am
Appleton Post Crescent. Police: 4 dead, including suspect, in Menasha shooting.

Congress

2:02pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.
12:03pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Introduces integrated public alert and warning system legislation.

Politics

1:55pm
Dorow for State Senate. Earns overwhelming support throughout the district.
4:32am
DPW. Wisconsin Democrats to send diverse delegation of 89 delegates, 7 alternates to Philadelphia.

2:13pm
The Hill. Walker teases '16 run on 'Star Wars' day.
2:06pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Walker promotes tax cuts day before Michigan vote.
10:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The vulnerabilities of Wisconsin's two first-term senators.
9:43am
Bloomberg. Scott Walker and absentee governors get heat for too much time on presidential trail.
5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's stance on ethanol prompts concerns.
4:42am
Janesville Gazette. Kasich, Snyder ponder 2016 White House runs with fellow Midwestern Gov. Walker already a force.
4:41am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker critical of Romney in 2012, Bush in 2000.

Friday May 1, 2015

Governor

3:19pm
Gov. Walker. Announces $1 Billion increase in Wisconsin tourism activity in 2014. 
1:42pm
WI Farm Bureau. Gov. Walker signs Implements of Husbandry update bill into law. 
1:22pm
Gov. Walker. Seeks applicants for student representative on the Wisconsin Technical College System Board. 
1:21pm
Gov. Walker. Seeks applicants for traditional student representative on the UW System Board of Regents.
1:11pm
First Lady Tonette Walker. Announces launch of Fostering Futures website. Website.
8:23am
Citizen Action of WI. Walker admits jobs agency has outsourcing issues. 

2:28pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker says 'we're close' to an arena deal. 
5:55am
WKOW. Gov. Walker is open to more sanctions against companies that outsource WI jobs.
5:03am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Walker defends economic agency merger.
4:58am
Milwaukee Business Journal. No resolution after Bucks arena funding discussion Thursday. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Legislative

5:13pm
Sen. Marklein. Statement on prevailing wage.
3:52pm
Milwaukee Democratic Legislative Caucus. To hold budget update and listening session.
2:27pm
Sen. Hansen. Governor's acknowledgement of outsourcing problems at WEDC. 
12:49pm
One Wisconsin Now. Longtime legislator Steve Nass, fast tracking pay cut for thousands of middle class Wisconsin workers. 
12:44pm
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on $15 minimum wage. 
11:16am
WI Catholic Conference. Testimony on AB-177: Allowable foods. 
11:12am
Rep. Steineke. Column: Keeping Wisconsin's workforce drug free. 
10:12am
Sen. Farrow. Letter of resignation, effective July 17, 2015. 
9:39am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Behind the scenes of the state budget. 
8:21am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Proposing to bolster police officer grant program. 
5:27am
Rep. Shankland. New science building big win for UW-Stevens Point.
5:22am
Rep. Jarchow. Thanks Minnesota Rep. Greg Davids for hard work toward tax reciprocity.
5:19am
Sen. Stroebel. Statement on prevailing wage hearing.
5:18am
Rep. Kapenga. Co-sponsors drug testing requirements.
5:17am
Rep. Subeck. Introduces "Healthy Alternatives" bills to improve nutrition education and access. LRB-2241. LRB-2335.

3:02pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Prevailing wage repeal hits roadblock with GOP lawmaker. 
2:39pm
WRN. Wisconsin Senate Committee will take up prevailing wage repeal. 
5:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Still wasted in Wisconsin: Get tougher on drunken driving.
5:21am
Twin-Cities Pioneer Press. Hopes rekindled for Minnesota/Wisconsin tax reciprocity.
4:56am
Capital Times. Democratic bill would ban Wisconsin companies that outsource jobs from receiving aid.
4:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate panel to consider abolishing prevailing wage.

State Agencies

1:17pm
DOT. Weekly construction update. 
12:14pm
DATCP. Comments open on Lorox use on carrots. 
11:40am
DMA. NOAA Emergency radios save lives. 
11:06am
WHEDA. Transform Milwaukee three-year anniversary newsletter. 
11:05am
DATCP. Election period open for milk marketing board. 
11:01am
DHS. Time to talk about mental health: May in Mental Health Month. 
8:22am
DATCP. Keep Kids Safe Newsletter. 
5:19am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

2:34pm
Appleton Post Crescent. WPS, We Energies parents' $9B merger approved. 
2:32pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin regulators approve power line plan. 
5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Energy deal for Integrys approved.

Economy/Business

3:51pm
Berkshire Hathaway Metro Realty. Arianne Moreland moves from First Weber to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Metro Realty. 
3:50pm
Berkshire Hathaway Metro Realty. Gwladys Osakwe moves from Shorewest to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Metro Realty. 
12:41pm
Bakke Norman. Small employer health insurance payment or reimbursement plans may violate Affordable Care Act. 
12:32pm
Bipartisan Policy Center. Leading U.S. Companies and BPC launch "Building Better Health: Physical Activity Challenge"
11:10am
DeWitt, Ross & Stevens. Welcomes business attorney Danielle M. Johnson to the firm. 

Statewide

11:04am
Wisconsin Professional Police Association, Madison Professional Police Officers Association. Police groups issue statement in response to anti-cop public library display. 
9:44am
WisEye. FUEL Milwaukee: The future of Milwaukee's downtown sports and entertainment district. 
9:42am
Wisconsin technology Council. How Madison's health-tech cluster will shape region, world is topic of May 19 WIN-Madison.
9:40am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Physicians, medical students elected to leadership positions. 

2:29pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal regulators unveil new safety rules for Bakken tanker trains. 
5:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. With dues depleted, Wisconsin's three AFSCME councils merge.

Courts

5:24am
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Roggensack. Statement on chief justice election.

2:38pm
WRN. Chief Justice Roggensack vows to repair damage to Wisconsin Supreme Court. 
5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Teacher retirees win battle in pre-Act 10 benefits dispute.
5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Roggensack to donate extra pay for chief justice role.

Education

12:57pm
UW Madison. School of the Arts at Rhinelander offers workshops in a unique setting. 
11:11am
UW River Falls. Spring commencement is May 16. 
11:07am
UW Whitewater. Chancellor finalists named. 
9:22am
UW Extension. UW-River Falls student entrepreneurs advance from Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament to International Business Model Competition. 

4:53am
Stevens Point Journal. October groundbreaking for $75M UWSP science building

Local

5:51pm
City of Madison. City receives four responses to the Judge Doyle Square request for proposals. 
4:45pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
1:52pm
Dane County Board. Launches independent racial equity analysis of county government operations. 
11:35am
Milw. Alderman Donovan. No new taxes!
5:30am
Clean Lakes Alliance. To host breakfast, release State of the Lakes Annual Report, videos.

2:31pm
Wisconsin State Journal. One new proposal for Judge Doyle Square includes moving Exact Sciences' headquarters downtown. 

Congress

5:03pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Pushes for increased funding to fight bird flu outbreak.
3:17pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on Crude by Rail Safety Final Rule.
11:13am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on crude by rail final rules. 
11:03am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To visit Northeastern Wisconsin businesses. 
5:27am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. A budget that balances and an early appropriations start.
5:26am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Slams EPA over porn addiction, overregulating American manufacturing.

5:50am
U.S. News & World Report. As Supreme Court ruling on health law nears, congressional Republicans divided over response.
5:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin lawmakers roll out legislation targeting VA.

Federal Agencies

4:52am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan County DA rips VA over drug probe.

Politics

11:08am
Raoe for Chair. Congressman Dave Obey endorses Jason Rae for State Chair of DPW. 

 

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