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Friday March 27, 2015 - Updated 5:35pm

Governor

4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 26 elk arrive in Wisconsin as plan to establish new herd moves forward.

Budget

1:57pm
Rep. Taylor, Sen. Erpenbach. State budget listening session Monday in Dane County.
12:04pm
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Advocacy gives voice to the voiceless - families support FamilyCare and IRIS.
11:58am
Rep. Quinn. Works to ensure funding for SeniorCare.
10:33am
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: A school near you: Public education budet crisis.
10:25am
Rep. Macco. Announces listening session with Rep. Nygren.

3:03pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Advocates call for replacing education cuts with federal Medicaid dollars.
5:16am
Portage Daily Register. Hundreds speak out to lawmakers at Reedsburg session.
4:58am
Stevens Point Journal. State funding proposed to drop for recycling.
4:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers weigh proposed changes to stewardship program.
4:36am
Daily Cardinal. UW-Madison students impart fears of proposed budget to state Legislature.
4:34am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Bucks still back Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's arena-bonds proposal: Feigin.

Legislative

1:56pm
One Wisconsin Now. Frequent non-taxpayer Sen. Tom Tiffany pushing $270 million property tax hike on Wisconsin homeowners to benefit his big business backer.
1:46pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Urges opposition to fast-track treatment for Obama's secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership.
12:05pm
One Wisconsin Now. GOP trying to cover their tracks, limit disclosure on sources of big campaign donations.
10:23am
LAB. FY2013-14 single audit. Highlights. Briefing Sheet.

3:00pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin agencies administered $12.1 billion in federal aid.
5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers to propose dropping personal property tax on businesses.
4:56am
Capital Times. Do Wisconsin Republicans really want to 'repeal the weekend'?

State Agencies

5:05pm
ETF. Proposed changes to health insurance program for 2016.
5:02pm
DWD. Meetings and hearings, March 30-April 3.
4:06pm
DATCP. Scam uses fake State of Wisconsin Investment Board checks.
2:57pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin's 12-month unemployment rate decline from 5.8% to 4.8% is considered 'significant' in February 2015 state-by-state report.
2:53pm
DVA Sec. Scocos. Vietnam - forty years later.
1:48pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, March 29, April 4.

2:58pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR enforcement actions down under Scott Walker.
4:51am
La Crosse Tribune. Coulee Region officials lambaste PSC; groups threaten appeal.

Economy/Business

3:00pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gogebic formally withdraws mining proposal.

Statewide

1:50pm
Wisconsin Technology Council, IBM, WEA Trust. Need spring break project? 'Wisconsin YES!' business plan contest invites entries through April 6.

Courts

5:35pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson. Order - Motion to Intervene. Order - Oral Arguments. Order - Redactions.
4:58pm
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin. Wolf v. Walker - Stipulation and agreement as to costs and attorneys' fees.

3:08pm
New York Times. Campaign money tests Wisconsin justices' impartiality.

Education

12:02pm
UW-River Falls. Daymond John of ABC's 'Shark Tank' to speak.
11:59am
Marquette University. NEWaukee president Damiani goes "On the Issues" at Marquette Law.
10:37am
UW-Madison. Cancer research showcased in Wisconsin Public Television series.

Local

4:33pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. Go passes available starting March 31.
2:55pm
Urban League of Greater Madison. Dr. Ruben Anthony - named new leader.
10:31am
Milwaukee County Transit. Will begin handing out free transit passes for eligible seniors or persons with disabilities on March 31st.
10:27am
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. O'Donnell talks: Nothing but talk.

3:05pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Proposed route change would run streetcar through Jazz in the Park, Bastille Days.
4:57am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee's first streetcar construction contracts could be awarded this summer.
4:53am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee Bucks owners say they will invest in new projects around arena.

Congress

1:47pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To host super club town hall in Chippewa Falls.
10:26am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Introduces bipartisan legislation to fix our broken budget process.

5:46am
The Hill. Huge House vote presures Senate.

Politics

12:06pm
Bradley for State Supreme Court. Named most qualified candidate in Supreme Court race.
10:35am
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker touts rank as Eagle Scout as his leading qualification for commander-in-chief of the United States of America.
4:44am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Bradley, Daley to face off in live televised debate.

3:06pm
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Wisconsin's Walker visits Texas border out of public eye during dispute on immigration stance.
4:57am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Walker's immigration stance under scrutiny.
4:54am
Chippewa Herald. Scott Walker spokeswoman disputes report on immigration shift, says his position hasn't changed.
4:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Waker wades into foreign policy as profile rises.

Thursday March 26, 2015

Governor

5:04pm
Gov. Walker. Announces Kentucky elk arrive in Jackson County for Wisconsin Elk Reintroduction Program.
3:30pm
Gov. Walker. Issues Executive Order to lower flags in honor of Trooper Trevor Casper.
3:28pm
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

1:08pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Building Commission backs Walker's rejection of $147M in UWM projects; university vows appeal.

Budget

5:09pm
Rep. Krug. Public budget hearings scheduled.
3:18pm
Rep. Wachs. Statement on GOP support of SeniorCare.
3:06pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Follow-up letters to Secs. Gottlieb, Chandler, Ross. Letter to DOT Sec. Gottlieb. Letter to DOR Sec. Chandler. Letter to DSPS Sec. Ross.
3:00pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Saving SeniorCare means leaving SeniorCare alone.
2:59pm
Rep. Rob Brooks. Supports preservation of SeniorCare.
2:50pm
Save the Wisconsin Idea. Submits thousands of pages of comments opposing UW System cuts and changes.
2:49pm
Rep Novak. Fights for SeniorCare.
2:42pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Advocates deliver 35,000 petitions calling on Finance Committee to take BadgerCare dollars and protect UW.
2:39pm
Rep. Nygren. To hold three listening sessions in district.
2:38pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Comments on GAB positions in proposed state budget, Assembly Bill 21/Senate Bill 21.
2:36pm
Rep. Heaton. Voices support for preserving SeniorCare.
2:35pm
Rep. Krug. Joint Finance Committee announces support for Wisconsin's SeniorCare program.
12:30pm
Rep. Edming. Praises support for SeniorCare program.
12:29pm
Rep. Macco. Works to keep SeniorCare.
12:16pm
Sen. Hansen. Plan to eliminate SeniorCare is a giveaway to big pharma.
12:11pm
Joint Finance budget hearing testimony: Waunakee Community School District. Florence County School District. Wisconsin Heights School District. Adams-Friendship Area School District.
12:02pm
Rep. VanderMeer. Supports Wisconsin's SeniorCare program.
11:44am
Rep. Kremer. Column: Education - the future of our nation.
11:40am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Call for removal of harmful DNR provisions in budget. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs.
11:13am
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition. Advocates continue to be concerned about changes to Well Woman Program.
11:03am
Sen. Shilling. GOP budget deficit leads to more questions.
10:58am
Sen. Hansen. Statement on Republican response to SeniorCare concerns.
10:47am
Sen. Larson. To host a series of town halls to discuss the legislative session and state budget.
10:45am
Rep. Kitchens. Works to preserve SeniorCare.
10:21am
Rep. Jorgensen. Urges Republican JFC members to save SeniorCare.
10:01am
Sen. Erpenbach. Weekly Democratic Radio Address.
9:27am
Rep. Nygren. Assembly Republicans support Wisconsin's SeniorCare program.
4:58am
Rep. Barca. Column: Republican legislators cannot divorce themselves from Walker's harmful budget.

11:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmakers buck Scott Walker on SeniorCare changes.
10:17am
AP. Republican says Walker's proposal for SeniorCare is dead.
5:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Budget makes major cuts to river cleanup projects in western Wisconsin.
5:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State outdoors groups push back against DNR research cuts.

Legislative

3:26pm
Rep. Neylon. On the economic potential of UAS in Wisconsin.
12:26pm
Sen. Carpenter. Bi-partisan bill introduced to help protect domestic abuse victims.
9:50am
Rep. Kremer. To accompany Congressman Sensenbrenner on second round of district listening sessions.
9:15am
Sen. Tiffany, Reps. Czaja, Swearingen. Northwoods legislators support increased walleye bag limits.
8:09am
WMC. Urges repeal of personal property tax.
5:02am
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on tragic death of Trooper Trevor Casper.
5:00am
Sen. LeMahieu. Statement on passing of Trooper Trevor Casper.

10:20am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin chamber of commerce backs eliminating personal property tax on business equipment.
7:36am
Bloomberg. Beating animals breaks law. Now trying to expose it does, too.
5:44am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Democrats raise concerns over Wisconsin's IT update.
5:31am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Change the tone on voting rights.
5:23am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Stop closing the doors on open government.
4:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State child care subsidies to be placed on debit cards.

State Agencies

5:10pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
5:07pm
Coaltion for Organized and Reliable Energy. Wisconsin business and labor group applauds PSC action on Badger Coulee.
3:39pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Presents WI's talent development innovations to national audience of economic development experts.
3:01pm
DPI. Badger Exam will start on April 13 for all subjects.
1:05pm
Wind on the Wires. Statement on PSCW's approval of the Badger-Coulee transmission line.
11:14am
DOR. Collections, February FY2015.
11:11am
DMA. Army National Guard, Wisconsin DNR partnering for Sauk Prairie Recreation Area site survey.
9:09am
DNR. Emergency rule to by considered at April Natural Resources Board meeting.
4:59am
DOJ. Releases additional details into investigation into trooper's death.

3:47pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Man who gunned down trooper had a neo-Nazi background.
3:44pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Problematic portion of Badger Exam to be delayed 2 weeks.
1:10pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Regulators support Madison to La Crosse power line.
5:40am
La Crosse Tribune. PSC to decide on Badger-Coulee today.
5:21am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Fallen state trooper was 'born ready to do this job.' Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
5:20am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Trooper's actions 'heroic' in Fond du Lac shootout.
4:56am
Fox 11. Consultant: It's too soon for self-insurance in Wisconsin.

Economy/Business

11:59am
U.S. Gain, American Fueling Systems. Partnering on Atlanta CNG station.
11:31am
COWS. Wisconsin has highest black unemployment rate in the nation.
5:35am
DWD Sec. Newson. Announces steps to assist workers affected by planned closure of Wells Fargo & Co. due to improved economy.

5:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin tops nation in black joblessness, study finds.
5:33am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Official: Sand transport layoffs not surprising.
4:55am
Milwaukee Busines Journal. Wells Fargo laying off 1,000 as it shutters Milwaukee office.

Statewide

2:31pm
Ho-Chunk Nation. Establishes $10 minimum wage.
12:00pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Spring Tour kicks off next weekend.
10:57am
We Energies. Urges customers to 'stay connected.'
10:11am
WMJ. Can social marketing increase immunizations for urban, low-income children?

Courts

5:03pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Wisconsin Supreme Court urged to define "coordination."

Education

3:16pm
UW-Madison. Ebola whole virus vaccine shown effective, safe in primates.
10:18am
MPS. Sets additional listening session for those unable to attend earlier meetings.

1:07pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Group led by UW scientist develops whole virus Ebola vaccine.
5:48am
Wisconsin State Journal. Parking fees, health insurance, hiring freeze on tap as MATC faces multimillion-dollar budget hole.

Local

5:06pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. County Board pushes seniors on the bus; kicks financial warnings to the curb.
3:36pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Rainey. Says measure to allow 16-year-old vote on school board elections would increase participation in electoral system.
3:14pm
Milwaukee Ald. Davis. Rape of girl is sickening, points to need to protect kids at all times.
2:58pm
WPPA. Madison police officer's toxicology results all clear.
12:42pm
Racine Mayor Dickert. City reacts to Pick 'N Save closing.
8:25am
Capital Area Regional Planning Commission. Capital Region Healthy Communities receives grant funding from the American Planning Association to combat chronic disease.

Congress

3:41pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Prohibit bonuses for IRS's Tax-Exempt and Government Entities Division.
3:37pm
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families. Wisconsin children's group applauds House passage of Children's Health Insurance Program.
3:22pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Statement on the repeal of the SGR.
2:40pm
One Wisconsin Now. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson literally adds insult to injury for one million Wisconsin student loan borrowers.
2:33pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Says "doc-fix" should not go on the federal credit card.
12:23pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. FCC issues rulemaking to permit satellite carriers to modify TV markets.
12:22pm
DPW. Out of touch millionaire Ron Johnson thinks college kids are lazy, student loan debt is fun.
12:21pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson, Baldwin offer amendment to further protect our veterans.
10:15am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Continues efforts to make college more affordable.
9:14am
U.S. Rep. Pompeo. Reintroduces bill to keep food safe and affordable.
5:05am
Citizens Acting for Rail Safety. Message heard in Washington.
5:01am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on passage of FY2016 Budget.

5:19am
Appleton Post Crescent. Baldwin seeks limits on crude oil trains.
4:54am
The Hill. GOP senator: Students graduating late because 'college is fun.'
4:50am
La Crosse Tribune. VA officials to testify as Senate about prescription policy.

Politics

2:52pm
Daley for State Supreme Court. Sen. Johnson & WI GOP congressional delegation supports.
8:11am
Daley for State Supreme Court. Bradley's empathy for sexual offenders indefensible.

12:44pm
CNN. Jim Talent to Scott Walker's team.
4:52am
The Hill. Walker says he'd reject deal with Iran 'on day one.'
4:49am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Wisconsin court candidate blames justice for dysfunction.

Wednesday March 25, 2015

Fond du Lac Shooting

3:11pm
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Statement regarding State Trooper Trevor Casper.
1:44pm
Gov. Walker. Releases statement on the passing of Trooper Trevor Casper.
1:10pm
Rep. Vorpagel. Statement on tragic loss of State Trooper Trevor Casper.
12:44pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on the death of State Trooper Trevor Casper.
12:08pm
AG Schimel. Continues investigation into trooper's death.
10:16am
DOT Sec. Gottlieb. Statement regarding Trevor Casper.
9:57am
WBA. Statement on the passing of Trooper Casper and recent bank robbery in Wausaukee.
9:22am
Sen. Gudex. Statement on tragic loss of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper.
8:36am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on tragic death of Wisconsin State Trooper Trevor Casper.

2:06pm
WMTV. Family releases statement.
1:06pm
Sheboygan Press. Slain Wisconsin state trooper, bank suspect identified.
12:46pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gunman ID'd in trooper's killing in Fond du Lac as support flows in.
9:05am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin state trooper killed in shootout with robbery suspect was new academy graduate.
5:08am
WBAY. Bank robber kills trooper in Fond du Lac and man in Wausaukee.

Governor

2:50pm
Gov. Walker. Issues proclamation for "Medal of Honor Day."

1:40pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Building Commission approves Capital Budget that's smallest in years.
5:11am
Capital Times. Despite loss of middle class families, Walker administration says state 'heading in the right direction.'

Budget

2:47pm
DPW. Wisconsin Republicans left behind to defend Scott Walker's attacks on healthcare.
12:20pm
Sen. Cowles, Rep. Tauchen. To hold budget listening session in Shawano.
12:16pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Agency briefing follow up letters: DHS Sec. Rhoades. UW System President Cross. OCI Commissioner Nickel. DNR Sec. Stepp.
9:59am
Rep. Nygren. (Updated) Assembly Republicans hold over 100 budget listening sessions across state.
8:17am
Sen. Risser, Rep. Taylor. And MMSD Superintendent Cheatham held budget listening session at Lapham Elementary.
5:27am
Kenosha Unified School District. 2015-17 proposed state budget resolution.
5:26am
Kenosha Unified School District. Proposed budget fails Wisconsin's schools.

3:51pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW System chief says he'd resign if cuts aren't reduced, tenure protected.
2:15pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Ray Cross says he'll resign if UW budget cuts, loss of shared governance maintained by Legislature.
5:30am
Sheboygan Press. Public to Walker: Don't cut human-services programs.
5:15am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Local control keeps tech schools strong.
4:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. School board advocate says districts are at 'breaking point.'
4:52am
Business North. UWS joins UWEC in offering buyouts.

Legislative

12:21pm
Rep. Kooyenga. Announces in-district listening sessions.
9:56am
WAICU. Students' day - the power of Wisconsin grants.
9:50am
Rep. Macco. On approval of new soccer complex on UW-Green Bay campus.
5:24am
Sen. Lassa. (Corrected) Column: Innovative jobs programs can turn Wisconsin's economy around.

3:14pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin lawmakers discuss regulation of drones.
5:14am
Wausau Daily Herald. Van Wanggaard tells committee he's armed.
5:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Judge: As written, state law on child porn minimum sentence is ambiguious.
4:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Report: Combat sports bill would require 4 new state workers.

State Agencies

4:12pm
Wisconsin Association of Health Plans. Segal report self-funding analysis is flawed.
3:31pm
DATCP. Still cold but not too early to vaccinate horses against mosquito-borne illness.
2:16pm
DOR. Volunteer tax sites offer free tax preparation and filing.
2:08pm
DATCP. State cabbage winner announced Wednesday in Wausau.
12:41pm
DWD. Wisconsin local employment & unemployment estimates released.
12:33pm
DOR. $123,000 Badger 5 ticket sold in Dodge County.

2:19pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Consultant: State could save million of dollars on health insurance. Wisconsin State Journal.

Economy/Business

3:28pm
Northwestern Mutual. Acquires LearnVest to redefine the financial planning experience.

3:29pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Northwestern Mutual to acquire online financial planning firm.
5:06am
Janesville Gazette. Cargo shipping season resumes on upper Great Lakes with opening of locks at Sault Ste. Marie.
5:01am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Amazon begins hiring for Kenosha Fulfillment Center.
4:55am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Advance Die Cast Co. to close in May, 75 jobs lost.

Statewide

1:20pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Von Ruden, other Farmers Union leaders granted audience with Pope, Vatican leaders to discuss importance of family farming.
12:42pm
DPW. Statement on Dick Pas.
9:08am
HealthWatch Wisconsin. Salutes exceptional advocacy, outreach in health care & coverage.
5:22am
Wisconsin Health Information Organization. Launches MyHealthWI.org.

9:18am
The Hill. Half of ObamaCare subsidy recipients will owe on their taxes.

Courts

10:30am
District II Court of Appeals. Somers USA v. DOT.

3:18pm
WAOW. Federal appeals court says no dispute remains on voter ID.

Education

1:23pm
UW-Madison. Annual rankings rate health of Wisconsin counties.
12:24pm
Marquette University. Law Professor Secunda earns prestigious Fulbright Award.
12:16pm
UW-Stout. Triplets enjoying freshman year while rooming together.
12:10pm
MPS. Experts who lived through, studied education reform in New Orleans speaking in Milwaukee.
10:46am
UW-Madison. With new tools, rearchers aim to broaden understanding of how toxins affect the body.
10:31am
UW-Madison. Registration open for conference on ethics and sports journalism.
8:15am
Wisconsin Technical College System. Tech College Board highlights partnership with Great Lakes Higher Education.

Local

1:22pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Releases request for proposals to attract a grocery store to the Allied Drive/Dunn's Marsh Neighborhood.
9:53am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces first ever Dane County Housing Summit.

5:12am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wood Co. committee begins spray manure rule wrap up.
4:58am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Amish family plans to stay in home despite court order.
4:53am
Superior Telegram. Douglas County considering outsourcing juvenile detention out of state.

Congress

12:34pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Resoluton calling for aid to Ukraine passes Senate unanimously.
12:18pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Cantwell, Murray, Feinstein. Introduce oil train safety legislation.
10:22am
U.S. Rep. Kind. In response to Tomah VA crisis, Rep. Ron Kind introduces bipartisan bill to improve veterans health care.

5:13am
Stevens Point Journal. Duffy pushes FDIC on 'Operation Chokepoint.'
4:59am
U.S. News & World Report. 'Surveillance state repeal' push resumes on Capitol Hill.

Politics

2:45pm
One Wisconsin Now. ICYM: WEDC funds have consistently gone to businesses of Gov. Walker's political boosters since agency inception.
10:18am
Daley for State Supreme Court. Bradley fights to protect court's dysfunctional status quo.
10:06am
One Wisconsin Now. Did James Daley violate judicial code of conduct in seeknig special interest endorsement?

5:09am
Beloit Daily News. Bradley: Keep court nonpartisan.
4:57am
Chippewa Herald. Romney campaign official joins Gov. Scott Walker's effort.

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Governor

11:27am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Calls on Governor Walker to put politics aside and accept federal Medicaid funding.

Budget

3:47pm
LFB. Sports and entertainment district and arena.
3:37pm
Save the Wisconsin Idea. (Updated) Wisconsin students, faculty, community stand up against folly of budget cuts.
12:22pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren regarding SeniorCare, IRIS, FamilyCare.
11:34am
Rep. Shankland, Sen. Lassa. To host listening session on long-term care and ADRCs.
10:10am
Sen. Ringhand, Rep. Spreitzer. Announce budget listening sessions.

4:38pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Report: Arena bond costs could be as high as $488 million.
4:23pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Cost for Gov. Scott Walker's arena-bond plan balloons to $488 million.
1:45pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Excited about potential impact, Realtors behind new arena.
4:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Funding for educational cooperative associations gets attention at budget hearing.
4:37am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Eau Claire city leaders ask legislators to back Confluence project.
4:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Questions about long-term care proposals still unanswered, says Nygren.

Legislative

4:16pm
St. Croix County Supervisor Kilber. Statement on DPW allegations.
3:38pm
Sen. LeMahieu. Comments on informational hearing on campaign finance.
1:30pm
Sen. Ringhand. UW-Whitewater athletic complex upgrade approved.
12:13pm
DPW. Wisconsin Republicans plan to raise property taxes by $270 million per year.
10:19am
Sen. Ringhand, Rep. Spreitzer. Announce DNR presentation on high capacity wells.
8:18am
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. Memo to Legislature regarding personal property tax.

12:08pm
Chippewa Herald. Lawmakers revive proposal to allow off-duty or former officers to carry guns in schools.
10:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Elections chief: State needs to revise laws on campaign giving.
10:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin lawmakers hone in on campaign finance changes.
4:54am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Panel to consider off-duty police carrying guns in school.
4:50am
WJFW. Over-the-road businesses concerned about proposal to raise speed limit on Wisconsin roads.
4:42am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin committee to hold hearing on GPS tracking bill.
4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Right to Try' bill would let terminal patients use unapproved medications.
4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Voter ID is the law, live with it.
4:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin homeowners would take hit from GOP business tax cut.

State Agencies

3:03pm
DNR. Weekly news.
2:37pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Economic indicators point to continuing job growth.
11:38am
Wisconsin Lottery. 5 Card Cash top prize ticket sold in Waukesha County.
10:14am
WEDC. City of Oak Creek receives $1 million state grant for downtown project.

3:40pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. State Patrol's future in Fond du Lac is in doubt.

Economy/Business

4:48am
Capital Times. Report: Wisconsin worst in nation on shrinking middle class.
4:40am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Ideological rigidity tackled by reality.
4:36am
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa Sands Transport to law off 55, cites decreased demand.

Statewide

4:24pm
WISPIRG, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, Sierra Club. New study finds local roads crisis in Wisconsin.
10:03am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Alliant Energy joins as gold founding member.
10:01am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Team-based health care scores big with patients.

Courts

11:37am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. First Weber Group, Inc. v. Synergy Real Estate Group, LLC.

Education

3:16pm
Marquette University. Receives $200,000 federal grant to study drinking water treatment.
12:12pm
UW-River Falls. Alum recognized for innovative teaching practices.
10:21am
UW-Stout. Holocaust survivor, a friend of Anne Frank's, to speak March 30.
10:01am
UW System. Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers.
4:53am
MPS. Mobile aps designed by students at MPS' Washington High School of IT on display at iFair.

Local

4:26pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic; Sups. Broderick, Jursik. Fresh conversations to begin on the future of downtown lakefront and O'Donnell Park.
4:17pm
St. Croix County Supervisor Kilber. Statement on voter ID.
2:32pm
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. A good cop, and a bad Fire and Police Commission decision.
2:31pm
City of Madison. Tuberculosis - a global problem with a local challenge.
2:29pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. And Madison School District superintendent announce innovative pilot program to address disparities.
11:32am
Milwaukee County Transit. MCARD goes into effect April 6.
10:05am
Southern Wisconsin Agricultural Group. And Village of Marshall announce partnership on development of Agricultural Education & Innovation Center.
4:51am
National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom. Amish family with young children facing immanent court-ordered county eviction from home.

2:39pm
Appleton Post Crescent. Outagamie County chosen for national justice project.
4:43am
Stevens Point Journal. Marshfield might suspend its cellphone ban.

Congress

3:03pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces bill to help businesses move Made in Wisconsin goods to market.
12:07pm
U.S. Reps. Pocan, Massie. Introduce leigislation to repeal PATRIOT Act.
10:24am
U.S. Reps. Sensenbrenner, Larsen. Reintroduce Arctic Ambassador legislation.
10:13am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Urges the president and his agency heads to appoint permanent inspectors general.
4:44am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Wisconsin voter ID will prevent Wisconsinites from participating in our democracy.

Politics

10:25am
RPW. Obamacare architect returns to Milwaukee today.
10:22am
Bradley for State Supreme Court. Law enforcement's choice for Supreme Court.

10:29am
Yahoo. Secret $1.5 million donation from Wisconsin billionaire uncovered in Scott Walker dark-money probe.
4:46am
Washington Post. Republicans rally to Scott Walker's call, believing he's a scrappy survivor.
4:45am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. 20% turnout predicted for Wisconsin Supreme Court election.
4:42am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Daley: Bradley's record focus of Supreme Court campaign.
4:34am
Chippewa Herald. Early line: 3-man race for GOP nomination includes Walker.

Monday March 23, 2015

Voter ID

4:37pm
Rep. Allen. Statement on voter ID.
4:34pm
Rep. Shankland. Statement on U.S. Supreme Court's refusal of voter ID challenge.
4:31pm
Rep. Taylor. Statement on US Supreme Court refusal to hear Wisconsin's voter ID case.
4:11pm
Reps. Born, Schraa. Statement on voter ID decision.
4:08pm
Rep. Subeck. Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court declining review of Wisconsin's Voter I.D. law.
4:07pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on SCOTUS voter suppression decision.
3:39pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on voter ID victory.
3:24pm
Rep. Bernier. Remarks on U.S. Supreme Court decision on voter ID.
3:03pm
Sen. Risser. Disappointed with U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear WI voter ID case.
12:58pm
Sen. Farrow. U.S. Supreme Court declines challenges to Wisconsin voter ID law.
12:56pm
DPW. Statement on voter ID.
11:54am
GAB. No photo ID required at April election.
11:45am
Rep. Kessler. Supreme Court's decision is wrong for Wisconsin voters.
11:38am
Gov. Walker. Statement on voter ID.
11:27am
Rep. Knudson. U.S. Supreme Court affirms voter ID in Wisconsin.
11:26am
Sen. Lazich. Applauds voter ID ruling.
11:21am
Speaker Vos. Statement on final voter ID decision.
11:12am
Sen. Miller. Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's failure to address voter ID.
10:55am
Daley for State Supreme Court. Statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision not to take up Wisconsin Voter ID case.
10:52am
AG Schimel. Statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court denying cert in Frank v. Walker, the voter photo ID case.
10:50am
Sen. Vukmir. Applauds U.S. Supreme Court on voter ID.
10:50am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Moves to block Wisconsin voter ID law following Supreme Court action.
10:49am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Statement on Supreme Court not accepting Wisconsin voter ID case.
10:47am
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on reinstatement of Wisconsin's voter ID law.

1:33pm
Bloomberg. Wisconsin voter-ID law stands as Supreme Court rejects appeal.
12:21pm
Reuters. U.S. top court rejects challenge to Wisconsin voter ID law.
10:59am
USA Today. Supreme Court lets Wisconsin voter ID law stand. Wisconsin State Journal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Governor

4:39pm
Gov. Walker. Signs Senate Bills 6 and 13.

Budget

3:26pm
PROFS. (Updated) To host March 25 forum on 2015-17 biennial budget.
12:17pm
Joint Finance budget hearing testimony: CESA 11. Colby School District. Pepin Area Schools. Barron Area School District. Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District. Prairie Farm School District. Superior School District. St. Croix Central School District.
11:37am
Reps. Taylor, Hintz. Joint Finance Democrats call for immediate removal of harmful changes to SeniorCare, IRIS and FamilyCare from state budget.
10:56am
UW-Eau Claire. Student Senate's response to United Council's stance on public authority model.
10:28am
Wisconsin Budget Project. A Tale of two credits: Lawmakers' priorities for property tax cuts favor wealthy. 

5:54am
Chippewa Herald. Board joins districts protesting state budget.
5:54am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Projected budget cuts prompt chancellor to offer incentives to employees to leave.

Legislative

4:32pm
Rep. Ballweg. Announces spring listening sessions.
2:23pm
Rep. Ballweg. 11th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship.
11:10am
Sen. Roth. Authors Stolen Valor legislation.  LRB-1350.
10:47am
Rep. Kolste. Named to board for health information group. 
10:39am
Rep. Steffen. Authors Wisconsin's Stolen Valor bill. 
10:38am
Rep. Stuck. Announces budget listening session. 
9:16am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. Letter to legislators opposing LRB-1183/2009. Eliminating the Personal Property Tax. 
6:03am
Sen. Lazich. Statement about admitting privileges decision.

2:32pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Opponents to changing chief justice selection speak out.
5:53am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Enough theater; see the real thing.
5:38am
Racine Journal Times. Law starting April 1 expands DNA collection, offers 'new tool.'

State Agencies

4:33pm
Wisconsin Lotterty. Indiana woman is newest instant millionaire with Super Millions ticket!
3:57pm
GAB. New G.A.B. Board member applications due April 6.
3:27pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Record $35.5 million fund distribution enough to put a book in the hand of every Wisconsin child.
11:40am
DOT. Gov. Walker proclaims March 23 to 27 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Wisconsin.

5:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Zero unemployment hotline calls blocked since July 2014.

Economy/Business

10:42am
Colliers International. Wisconsin is pleased to announce the promotion of Jessica Voelker and Katie Watson. 

Statewide

3:42pm
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Herma Heart Center achieves superior rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
3:38pm
DPW. Happy birthday, Affordable Care Act.
12:57pm
American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin. Leo Frigo Bridge emergency repairs and Michael Baker Jr. receive top honor.
12:18pm
Edge Messaging. Half Hour Happy Hour with Dan O'Donnell.
11:44am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. On 5th birthday, Affordable Care Act a huge advance for freedom in Wisconsin.
10:45am
Leading Age Wisconsin, WHCA/WiCAL. National study shows Wisconsin has the second-worst Medicaid funding system.
10:33am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. Home sales and Median prices grow in February. 
10:31am
Milken Institute School of Public Health. Geiger Gibson program recognizes eight emerging leaders at the National Association of Community Health Centers Policy and Issues Forum.
10:30am
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Lisa Olson awarded Geiger Gibson Emerging Leader Award. 
9:05am
Aurora Health Care. Quarterly Health of Wisconsin Report: Cancer, obesity top health concerns among Wisconsinites. 
9:02am
End Domestic Abuse WI. Domestic violence survivors, advocates and suuporters to get "Purple Carpet Treatment." 

Courts

4:53pm
Quarles & Brady. Obtains litigation victory for Flambeau, Inc.
2:45pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Court strikes down collective bargaining agreements reached between school district and unions in violation of Act 10.
6:00am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Court decision overturning admitting privileges a major defeat for women's health.

5:43am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Prosecutor alerts justices to secrecy violation in John Doe.
5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State officials moving quickly to appeal abortion law ruling.
5:14am
Chicago Tribune. Judge rules Wisconsin abortion law unconstitutional.

Education

11:49am
UW-Madison. UW and M-WERC expand Wisconsin's energy industry.

1:50pm
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System won't cover full tuition for Course Options next school year.
5:52am
Fond du Lac Reporter. What's the story with release of student data?

Local

2:47pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Milwaukee County unveils street sign for Medal of Honor recipient Gary Wetzel.
2:19pm
City of Racine. Frazier v. Racine complaint release.
9:04am
Milw. Cty Supervisor Jursik. Honors late Oak Creek Mayor on bus ride. 
9:00am
Milwaukee Cty Supervisors. Announce new bus service to suburban job centers. 

5:25am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Brown Co. tried to end officials' use of personal email.

Congress

3:24pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Happy birthday to Obamacare?
10:27am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Recognizes 5th Anniversary of Affordable Care Act. 
6:01am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on leadership change at Tomah VA.

Federal Agencies

5:36am
Sheboygan Press. HealthCare.gov sending out corrected tax forms.
5:27am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. 'Candy Land' VA effects ripple through state.

Politics

10:54am
RPW. ObamaCare failures continue five years later.
10:47am
Laning for Chair. Senator Kathleen Vinehout endorses.

5:59am
Duluth News Tribune. Bourget, Seidl seek Wisconsin appellate court seat.
5:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's teen years in Delavan put him on the road to politics.
5:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker to make political trip to Isreal in spring.
5:22am
New York Times. For 2016 run, Scott Walker washes 'Wiscahnsin' out of his mouth.
5:20am
Bloomberg. Scott Walker once backpedaled after supporting Wisconsin gun-control bill.

Friday March 20, 2015

Governor

10:52am
Gov. Walker. Announces administration staff changes.

Budget

5:48pm
Testifies on state budget's impacts on transportation and natural resources at Milwaukee budget hearing.
4:41pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Citizens pack budget listening session to sound the alarm on Gov. Walker's budget.
4:17pm
Sen. Harris Dodd. Milwaukee constitutients raise concerns over budget impacts. 
4:01pm
Save the Wisconsin Idea. Students, Alumni, Faculty, and Community members speak out against UW budget cuts. 
12:33pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: Local ADRC's deserve legislative support.
12:16pm
Rep. Horlacher. To hold in-district budget listening sessions.
11:29am
Rep. Gannon. To hold listening sessions.
10:50am
SEIU. Home care workers oppose out of state takeover of long term care in Wisconsin.
10:06am
Rep. Murphy. Announces budget listening sessions.
9:55am
Rep. Nygren. Supports resources for officer involved shootings.
9:33am
United Council of UW Students. UW students in firm alignment with Republican leadership.

1:50pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Budget committee hears testimony pushing for more alternative treatment program funding.
1:48pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker is willing to listen to alternate arena funding plans.
11:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Legislators kick off day-long hearing on Scott Walker budget.
11:47am
Chippewa Herald. Lawmaker wants more money for officer-involved death probes.
5:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Don't use budget to change long-term care.
5:03am
Chippewa Herald. School board to join others protesting governor's budget.
4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wary of bonds, Fitzgerald seeks new option for arena funding.
4:54am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Bucks arena funding plan 'pretty much dead.'
4:53am
Capital Times. Poll: Wisconsin land stewardship program support cuts across political lines.
4:51am
Milwaukee Business Journal. UW budget cuts could decrease, but proposed authority threatened.

Legislative

4:06pm
Sen. Vinehout. Farmers say budget damages farm research, schools and conservation input. 
5:06am
Rep. Bowen. Statement on the Manney appeal hearing.

5:16am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. New law streamlines motorcyclist licensure.
5:00am
WQOW. Local officials debate effectiveness of cyberstalking bill.
4:54am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: John Doe should be revamped.

State Agencies

4:44pm
DATCP. Lafonds Fish Market brand smoked salmon spread may contain undeclared allergen.
4:15pm
DATCP. Apply now to ba an AmericCorps Farm to school host site in 2015-16. 
1:13pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, March 22-28.
1:11pm
DATCP. Five candidates vying for job as Alice in Dairyland.
11:06am
DWD. Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training program highlighted in Schofield.
11:05am
DATCP. Comments open on Stinger use on strawberries.
9:35am
DPI. Hearings on administrative rules related to children with disabilities.
9:28am
DATCP. Menomonie event to connect wholesale buyers and food suppliers.
9:14am
DWD Sec. Newson. Announces request for proposals for nationally regarded youth apprenticeship program.
9:12am
DWD. Meeting and hearings, March 23-27.
5:05am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

Statewide

4:39pm
DPW. Statement on Bob Kastenmeier.
11:14am
Emterra Group, U.S. Gain. Emterra Group goes even greener with compressed natural gas (CNG) conversion.
10:04am
Wisconsin Council of Religious & Independent Schools. Wisconsin taxpayers get new tuition tax deduction worth $30 million.
9:37am
Integrys Group. 2015 WPS Farm Show set for March 24, 25, 26 at EAA in Oshkosh.
9:25am
Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals. Advances in research key to enhancing cost-effective public safety through Wisconsin's treatment courts.

11:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin cheesemakers win 56 gold medals at U.S. competition.
11:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Red Cliff Ojibwe release draft wolf protection plan.

Courts

6:00pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court: Three Unnamed Petitioners v. The Honorable Gregory A. Peterson - amicus briefs: Hon. Bradley A. Smith, Center for Competitive Politics and Wisconsin Family Action. Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates. Former FEC Members. GAB. GAB - Motion to file under seal. James Madison Center for Free Speech. Campaign Legal Center, Democracy 21, Common Cause in Wisconsin, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Wyoming Liberty Group. Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz - Letter to the court.
3:57pm
DOJ. Files petition for review by Supreme Court of Coyne v. Walker. WI 2011 Act 21 - DPI Administrative Rules. 
9:22am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Gregory A. Peterson - Brief of the Ethics and Public Policy Center as amicus curiae respecting the motion for recusal, seeking its denial, in support of no party.
9:11am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Naomi Dawn Isaacson.

5:20am
Appleton Post Crescent. State Supreme Court won't hear Neenah schools case.

Education

4:04pm
UW Stout. Open house March 26 marks Graduate School's 80th year. 

Local

5:47pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement regarding the passing of former Congressman Bob Kastenmeier.
4:42pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on the death of former Wisconsin Congressman Bob Kastenmeier.
4:03pm
Milw. Ald. Joe Davis. A Broken city.
11:40am
Wheels of Liberty. Vietnam veterans day celebration.
10:54am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Public safety in Milwaukee approacing free-fall.

5:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Costs hamper mental health reforms, report says.

Congress

4:39pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on passing of former Representative Robert Kastenmeier.
4:38pm
U.S. Rep. Senbrenner. Reaction to resignation of ATF Director.
5:05am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Gains bipartisan support in Senate Budget Committee markup.
4:59am
U.S. Reps. Sensenbrenner, Crowley. Reintroduce legislation to improve access to complex rehabilitation technology for Medicare patients.
4:57am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. To Holder: Don't use the ADA to take down WI's school voucher program.

Politics

4:43pm
One Wisconsin Now. Not so sweet sixteen highlights the lowlights of Gov. Scott Walker's deceit, cronyism, corruption and incompetence.
9:31am
Wisconsin Eye. (Video) Newsmakers: Sen. Vinehout on the Wisconsin Democratic Party.
9:26am
Rae for Chair. DNR member Christine Bremer Muggli endorses.

1:52pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker in South Carolina says he can win broad support.
11:24am
Reuters. Walker cultivates 2016 image as fresh-faced alternative to Bush.
11:16am
Bloomberg. Wherever Walker campaigns, dogged protesters follow.
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bradley, Daley air differences in first joint appearance.
5:02am
Washington Post. Foreign policy used to be a Scott Walker weak point. Now it's a highlight of his stump appeal.
4:52am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker says he has experience to put US on a rightward path.

Thursday March 19, 2015

Governor

10:06am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address.

5:16am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. No surprise: Walker picks Wisconsin to win NCAA tourney.

Budget

4:15pm
School board member budget testimony: Green Bay Board of Education President Warren. Green Bay Board of Education Member Blecha. Appleton Area School District. Howard-Suamico School District. Sevestopol Board of Education President Todey.
4:08pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Journal: The lost art of listening.
4:07pm
Sen. Hanse, Rep. Genrich. And area Democrats to hold budget listening session.
3:44pm
Ducks Unlimited, NWTF, Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever. Letter to Joint Finance members regarding 2015-17 state budget.
3:41pm
Reps. Taylor, Hintz. Northeast Wisconsin strongly opposes Walker budget.
1:52pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Farmers, rural residents encouraged to speak up on biennial budget.
1:50pm
Reps. Hintz, Shankland; Sen. Lassa. (Updated) Democratic legislators to host public hearing in Wausau on state budget.
5:31am
Save the Wisconsin Idea. Support for public education dominates first Joint Finance Committee hearing.
5:30am
Sen. Taylor. Rural or city, state budget concerns similar.

6:05am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Arena funding alternative without state bonding in the works, says state Senate Leader Fitzgerald.
5:49am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Fears of tuition hikes tripping up autonomy.
5:21am
Portage Daily Register. County Board: Don't change assessment rules.
5:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2 GOP leaders favor smaller UW cut with no public authority.
5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Justice Department may get staff for cop-involved shooting reviews. Wisconsin State Journal.
5:11am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Long-term care advocates speak out on budget.
5:10am
Appleton Post Crescent. Educators, parents voice state budget opposition.

Legislative

1:33pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on State Patrol contract.
1:06pm
Sen. Lassa. Wisconsin drops to 38th in job creation.
11:51am
Rep. Barca. Wisconsin drops to 38th in job growth, trailing all neighboring states.
11:50am
Sen. LeMahieu. Appplauds bipartisan passage of speed limit increase.
11:47am
Sen. Risser, Rep. Hesselbein. State legislators introduce right to try bill.
11:21am
Sen. Shilling. Wisconsin plummets again in jobs ranking.
11:17am
Rep. Kolste. Co-sponsors caucus sunshine legislation.
10:02am
Rep. Hintz. Democratic Weekly Radio Address.

1:59pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers reject State Trooper contract with 17 percent raise.
6:02am
Daily Cardinal. State Republicans look to sharpen concealed carry law.
5:21am
New York Times. In Wisconsin, a trial run for a new law.

State Agencies

3:39pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Visits New Berlin students taking part in Governor's Wisconsin Fast Forward training initiative.
2:02pm
Wisconsin Lotterty. $60,000 Badger 5 produces two winners.
11:22am
DPW. WI drops to 38th in job growth - what happened to Scott Walker's "Wisconsin Comeback."
10:00am
DWD. Wisconsin unemployment rate declines to 4.8% in February.

11:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin job creation rank falls to 38th in U.S.

Economy/Business

6:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. EPA says it made no plans to intervene in northern Wisconsin mine.
5:12am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Health care paperwork costs small businesses thousands.

Statewide

10:34am
Alliant Energy. To donate $2 million to assist low income families with heating costs.
10:04am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Lineup of emerging companies, major firms set for March 23 Wisconsin Tech Summit in Waukesha.
10:01am
HealthWatch Wisconsin. HealthWatch Conference features state policymakers and MORE!

5:50am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Let justices pick their leader.
5:14am
Marshfield News Herald. Most Wisconsin farms listed as 'family-ownsed' operations.

Courts

12:29pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on RTW temporary injunction ruling.
9:56am
District IV Court of Appeals. Cole J. Cooper v. Rick's Blacktop & Paving Co.
9:55am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Brian S. Kempainen.

2:12pm
Bloomberg. Wisconsin unions lose bid to block Walker's right-to-work law.
1:58pm
Wisconsin State Journal. No temporary injunction in right-to-work lawsuit, judge says.
5:52am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin judge to hold hearing on right-to-work challenge.

Education

3:45pm
UW-Stout. Polar extremes will be focus of March 24 talk, slide show.

5:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Study shows charters outpacing traditional Milwaukee schools.
5:25am
Beloit Daily News. Fewer seek teaching jobs.

Local

1:05pm
WPPA. Statement on behalf of the family of Madison Officer Matt Kenny.
10:35am
Milwaukee Ald. Hamilton. Outlines need for safe zone initiative.
9:58am
Public Policy Forum. Report analyzes financial impacts of Mental Health Complex downsizing.

5:11am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Brown joins counties pushing ban of microbead cleansers.

Congress

3:46pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Senate Budget Committee unanimously adopts the "Johnson Budget Window."
3:42pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls on Congress to act on children's health insurance.
1:56pm
One Wisconsin Now. Senator Elizabeth Warren reintroducing common sense student loan debt refinancing bill.
1:55pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Commends committee passage of FY2016 House budget.
1:54pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Votes to block National Labor Relations Board ambush election rule.
12:04pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports action to tackle student debt crisis.
10:07am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Introduces bipartisan bill to promote physical fitness.
5:28am
U.S. Reps. Sensenbrenner, Bernice. Reintroduce public access bill.

Politics

1:32pm
Bradley for State Supreme Court. At forum, Bradley focuses on importance of keeping partisan politics & special interests out of courts.
11:52am
Daley for State Supreme Court. Bradley can't define 'soft on crime.'
11:45am
One Wisconsin Now. James Daley answers on state Republican party funding for his campaign raise more questions.

2:01pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker courts conservatives in South Carolina.
2:00pm
Chippewa Herald. Scott Walker touts right-to-work in South Carolina.
6:27am
Chippewa Herald. Scott Walker can't have another staff controversy, experts say.
5:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. High court candidate Daley says he's not running as a partisan.
5:23am
The Hill. Feingold faces a brave new campaign finance world.

Wednesday March 18, 2015

Governor

5:00am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Walker likely to sign liquor sample bill.
4:52am
Governing. GOP charging hospitals with Medicaid expansion's future.

Budget

5:19pm
Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter. Testifies on state budget's impacts on natural resources, jobs, and public safety at Brillion budget hearing.
4:46pm
Rep. Hintz. Questions and concerns on state budget dominate first JFC hearing.
3:07pm
Notre Dame Academy. Testimony for Brillion JFC hearing.
1:58pm
Reps. Knudson, Nygren. Announce changes to UW System proposal.
1:54pm
Testimony on 2015-17 state budget: Brillion Public School District. Gillett School District. Kettle Moraine School District. Merrill Area Public Schools. School District of North Fond du Lac. Oconto Falls School District. Pulaski Community School District. Shawano School District. Valders Area School District.
9:56am
Kettle Moraine School District. Memo regarding proposed 2015-17 State Biennial Budget.
9:50am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Basic state budget questions.
8:55am
The Nature Conservancy. Overwhelming bipartisan support for public funding for conservation.
4:47am
Sen. Larson. Statement on Walker's budget tax and fee hikes.
4:40am
Wisconsin Community Action Program Association. Statement regarding the 2015-17 state budget.

3:15pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican budget committee members announce new UW plan.
9:03am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Sen. Hansen: Governor's budget hurts SeniorCare, IRIS, Family Care.
6:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin parks volunteers and hunting groups fight DNR cuts.
5:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Wisconsin Legislature should spare the Chapter 220 program.
5:05am
Appleton Post Crescent. School leaders plead for help from lawmakers.
5:04am
Oshkosh Northwestern. UWO developing strategy to handle potential $7.5 million in cuts.
4:56am
Chippewa Herald. Board to consider state budget protest.
4:54am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Arena funding, UW cuts likely topics for budget hearing in Milwaukee.

Legislative

9:53am
Rep. Horlacher. Votes to support K-9 veterans and Red Tape Review.
9:05am
Sen. Hansen. To introduce resolution honoring UWGB Women's basketball team.
4:44am
Rep. Rob Brooks. Supports speed limit increase.
4:41am
Rep. Born. Applauds passage of Assembly Bill 82.
4:41am
Sen. LeMahieu. Raffle reform bill passes state Legislature.
4:38am
Rep. Spiros. Assembly votes on increasing the speed limit legislation.
4:36am
Rep. Jagler. Assembly passes AB-56.
4:34am
Sen. Farrow. State Senate passes bipartisan bills.
4:33am
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on passage of Assembly Bill 80 during "Sunshine Week."

4:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly passes plan to track collegebound students in need of remedial courses.

State Agencies

5:17pm
ETF. Announces annuity adjustments.
3:53pm
DPW. Journal Times: "Yet again, WEDC less than vigilant with taxpayer money."
3:46pm
DWD. BLS report: Wisconsin's annual average veteran unemployment rate posts 5th largest decline in the nation in 2014.
2:19pm
State Public Defender. Tom Reed named 2015 Leader in the Law.
1:39pm
DOJ. AAG Lazar is "Leader in the Law."
1:38pm
Emergency Management. Wisconsin's Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week.
9:01am
DFI. Money Smart Week Wisconsin scheduled for April 18-25.

5:02am
Marshfield News Herald. Wood County Board opposes DNR rule.

Economy/Business

1:37pm
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Creative Vixen Design receives recognition as a Green Professional in Wisconsin's Green Masters Program.

Statewide

2:16pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. Adds nine to board of directors.
11:40am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Spring Tour dates set.
10:53am
National Credit Union Administration. Warns consumers about "National Credit Union" phishing scam.
8:57am
Wisconsin Nonprofits Association. Nonprofit sector growing: New report sheds light on size and scope of nonprofits in Wisconsin.
4:46am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Vilsack calls for ag groups to come together.

Courts

8:59am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Tina M. Dahle.
8:58am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Jolie M. Semancik.

3:04pm
AP. WisconsinEye won't agree to broadcast delay in Doe arguments.
5:03am
Daily Reporter. Judge to hear labor lawsuit on right-to-work law. Wisconsin State Journal.

Education

2:55pm
UW-River Falls. Top two teams from New Venture Competition moving on to Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament.
1:44pm
UW-Madison. Honored for support of employees in the military.
1:43pm
UW-Madison. Chi Phi fraternity chapter terminated as student organization.

4:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rural school districts will look to voters for property tax hikes.

Local

1:42pm
Clean Wisconsin. Proposed Bayfield County feeding operation raises concerns.
11:28am
Milwaukee County Transit System. Expands service in Brown Deer and Oak Creek.
10:32am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 2 drunken driver arrests, 164 traffic stops.

5:17am
New York Times. Streetcar revival is wavering in some cities.

Congress

3:48pm
U.S. Reps. Sensenbrenner, Conyers. Introduce Judicial Redress Act.
2:18pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan effort to designate "Manufacturing Universities."
1:41pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Senators initiate regulatory improvement effort.
1:35pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan; U.S. Sens. Murray, Baldwin. Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassement act to combat bullying and harassment at colleges and universities.
10:51am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Republican budget makes you work harder for less.
10:33am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Honors Wisconsin first responders for service at Galena, IL train derailment.
9:51am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To host Supper Club town hall in Verona.
5:10am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Sponsors bipartisan measure to eliminate outdated government regulations.

2:56pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill in Congress would establish 'manufacturing universities.'

Politics

1:41pm
Bradley for State Supreme Court. Bi-partisan district attorneys endorse.
10:49am
Wisconsin Grocers Association. Endorse Judge Daley for Supreme Court.

10:03am
Bloomberg. What Scott Walker's consultant debacle says about the fight for Iowa.
4:56am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker aide quits after questioning Iowa's role in campaign.

Tuesday March 17, 2015

Governor

5:43am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. National and state organizations urge Governor Walker to support keeping the GAB as is: Non-partisan and independent.

Budget

3:00pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Budget makes dramatic changes to long-term care.
12:07pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. New Wisconsin poll shows public wants major changes to budget on health care.
11:07am
Rep. Steffen. Joins area lawmakers to host budget listening session.
9:53am
GAB. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs regarding 2015-17 Biennial Budget.
9:48am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Elders, people with disabilities and families fear drastic state budget changes.
9:43am
Various Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Groups. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling and Nygren regarding DNR research scientists.
9:39am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Agency briefings follow up letters. Letter to DVA Sec. Scocos. Letter to DOC Sec. Wall. Letter to AG Schimel. Letter to DCF Sec. Anderson. Letter to DWD Sec. Newson.
5:36am
Sen. Lassa. Budget listening session in Wisconsin Rapids Thursday.
5:14am
LFB. State tax and fee modifications included in the Governor's 2015-17 budget recommendations.
5:13am
LFB. 2015-17 and 2017-19 general fund budget.
5:12am
LFB. Use of certain segregated funds within the 2015-17 budget.

2:53pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Obama's budget would put Walker's arena finance plan in doubt.
2:08pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin hunting and fishing groups oppose cutting DNR scientists.
12:19pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker's light on details drug testing plan a hit on the stump.
11:16am
AP. Republican says UW autonomy plan on 'life support.'
7:31am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Not immune to economic reality.
7:26am
Fox 21. Bewley, Milroy talk proposed changes on long-term care.
5:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker budget ends program that helps people update septic systems.
5:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Taylor: Despite autonomy proposal, Republicans still want to control UW System.
5:18am
Badger Herald. Wisconsin tech schools might see an increase in performance-based funding.
5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Property tax relief in Walker budget overshadows higher taxes, fees.
5:06am
Marshfield News Herald. Walker budget would raise taxes, fees by $48 million.
5:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's budget forcing school districts to trim further.

Senate Floor Session

3:33pm
End Domestic Abuse WI. Senate sends bill to curb interstate abuse to governor's desk.
3:13pm
Sen. Cowles. Statement on passage of microbeads legislation.
2:47pm
Clean Wisconsin. Senate unanimously supports microbeads bill.
2:45pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Wisconsin Senate passes public safety legislation.
2:13pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Cyberstalking bill goes to Governor Walker.
2:00pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Two bills clear final legislative hurdle.
1:07pm
Sen. Shilling. Senate Republicans appoint Walker campaign operative to key state government post.
12:56pm
One Wisconsin Now. Will Senate GOP rubber stamp appointment of Gov. Walker political crony?

3:03pm
WXOW. Wisconsin Senate approves Walker treasurer appointment.
2:19pm
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin Senate passes bill approving liquor sales.
2:09pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate approves test delay, microbead ban and allows stores to offer liquor samples.
2:04pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate delays state test aligned with Common Core standards.

Assembly Floor Session

4:24pm
Rep. Katsma. Works to cut red tape.
4:22pm
Rep. Edming. Approves increased speed limit.
4:19pm
Rep. Wachs. Assembly Republicans continue to disrepect local schools and communities.
3:01pm
Rep. Allen. Supports increase in speed limit.
2:26pm
Rep. Tittl. 70 mph speed limit bill passes in Assembly.

2:15pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin Assembly votes to increase speed limit to 70 mph.

Legislative

3:35pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Honors K9 veterans at Capitol.
3:29pm
Sen. Erpenbach, Rep. Ohnstad. Introduce worker protection legislation.
3:03pm
Rep. Mason. Column: Transparency in the Capitol needed.
11:29am
Various Legislators. Letter to USFWS Director regarding the northern long-eared bat.
11:26am
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. E-cigarette legislation removes local control and jeopardizes public's right to clean indoor air.
9:49am
Rep. Considine. To hold district office hours Friday, Mar. 20th.

5:58am
Minnepolis Star-Tribune. Committee meeting to reject union contract with 17 percent raise for Wisconsin state troopers.
5:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker talking points have roots in Wisconsin redistricting.
5:20am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Wisconsin lawmakers continue work on accountability bill.
5:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Full state Assembly, Senate to convene Tuesday.
5:05am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Too many students needing remedial college classes.

State Agencies

3:27pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. $1.6 million in loans approved for community projects.
2:00pm
DOR. Tax deadline less than one month away.
1:47pm
WEDC. Downtown organizations invited to apply for Connect Communities Program.
1:46pm
DNR. Weekly news.
12:06pm
OCI. Spring thaws can hide icy hazards.
10:24am
DATCP. Pot of gold filled with empty promises.

5:53am
La Crosse Tribune. Dayton's diss of ad campaign backfired, Wisconsin tourism head says.

Statewide

4:06pm
Wisconsin Land+Water Conservation Association. 58th Annual 2015 Conservation Awareness Poster and Speaking Contests held.
2:12pm
Integrys Group. Low-income heating assistance still available for Wisconsin Public Service customers who qualify.
1:18pm
Wisconsin Infrastructure Investment Now. Wisconsin road and bridge construction workers are best in the Midwest.
12:42pm
Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin. Hosts its 13th annual Careers in Construction event.
12:15pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. EPA Administrator McCarthy pledges to simplify water rule, move on RFS.
5:42am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. McCollom honored for excellence in agricultural communications.
5:39am
Clean Lakes Alliance. "Schooling for Cleaner Lakes" returns: Free community art project with ecosystem theme.
5:37am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Members taking part in National Convention.

Courts

4:08pm
Dane County Circuit Court. Machinists Local Lodge 1061 v. State of Wisconsin - Defendants' response in opposition to plantiffs' motion for a temporary restraining order and temporary injunction.
9:30am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Acuity v. Chartis Specialty Insurance Company.
9:29am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. Rory A. McKellips.

Education

11:22am
Marquette University. Employee engagement focus of Marquette's Corporate Communication Summit.
9:34am
UW-Madison. Webinar today: Emergency savings vital to U.S. families' financial health.

5:16am
La Crosse Tribune. School choice group requests data on La Crosse students.

Local

4:18pm
Wisconsin Bike Fed. Elroy-Sparta gravel pit approved.
12:05pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Weddle. Applauds Parks Committee approval of chess initiative.
9:45am
Alliant Energy. Open house to feature information on proposed Riverside Energy Center expansion.
9:28am
Wisconsin Technology Council. 'Office Hours' to highlight company resources during March 23 Tech Summit in Waukesha.

10:16am
Minneaplis Star-Tribune. Alarm grows over explosion of meth in western Wisconsin.

Congress

12:44pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson, committee hear of insecurity on southwestern border.
11:14am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Opening statement of Chairman Ron Johnson "Securing the Southwest Border: Perspectives from Beyond the Beltway.
11:09am
U.S. Sens. Murray, Baldwin; U.S. Rep. Kind. Introduce bill to ensure all same-sex spouses have access to benefits they have earned.
9:31am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.
5:40am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Opening statement of Chairman Ron Johnson: "Examining Federal Improper Payments and Errors in the Death Master File."

5:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Federal agencies set new record of $125 billion in improper payments after years of declines.

Politics

1:46pm
Laning for Chair. Announces bid for Democratic Party Chair.
9:55am
DPW. Sean Duffy says snow days are a liberal plot to attack religion in schools.
9:32am
Daley for State Supreme Court. Justice Bradley's embrace of "or" as a murder defense "indefensible."

10:15am
Capital Times. Scott Walker's new digital strategist tells it like it f---ing is.
7:27am
WKOW. Gov. Walker says out-of-state travel isn't impacting his leadership.
5:51am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Schraa withdraws Capitol tour donation in wake of ethics complaint.
5:06am
Stevens Point Journal. Reagan Foundation: Walker's Bible story is correct.

Monday March 16, 2015

Governor

2:40pm
Gov. Walker. Delivers remarks at Wisconsin Governor's Tourism Conference in La Crosse.

5:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker's staff mum on his whereabouts on out-of-state trips.

Budget

4:35pm
Sen. Hansen. Budget cuts area schools $6.6 million.
2:34pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Budget public hearings announced.
11:39am
Sen. Ringhand. Petitions to save SeniorCare still pouring in.
8:12am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Comments on proposed state budget, Assembly Bill 21/Senate Bill 21.

2:36pm
DPW. Scott Walker must be held accountable for Wisconsin's budget crisis.
6:05am
Milwaukee Business Journal.  Assembly Speaker Vos 'comfortable' with $120-$150M in state funds for arena.
5:52am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: State must reassess assessment mess.
5:37am
Oshkosh Northwestern. UW campuses start cutting budgets.
5:14am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Walker must answer for state's deficit.
5:12am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. County Board considers opposing Walker proposal.

Legislative

3:55pm
Democratic Joint Finance Committee Members.  Announce additional budget listening sessions. 
2:38pm
Rep. Katsma, Sen. LeMahieu. Protecting Wisconsin's cemeteries.
12:31pm
Rep. Jarchow. Continues "Working With You" days tour at Cardinal FG.
10:18am
Sen. Harris Dodd. Hosted "Unite Milwaukee" anti-violence summit.
9:45am
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation NOW: March 16, 2015.
5:19am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. "Political Corruption Protection" legislation to gut John Doe investigation advances in state Senate.

9:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Charter school proposals are a hot topic in Legislature.
5:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Towns push lawmakers to strip Dane County's land use powers.
5:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Elderly, disabled among those hit hardest by cut in food stamp benefits.
5:02am
Fox 11. Wisconsin freedom of information advocates seek shorter wait.

State Agencies

2:37pm
WEDC. City of Merrill receives $417,250 state grant to help redevelop riverfront.

Economy/Business

11:35am
WMC. Now accepting applications for the Business Friend of the Environment Awards.

Statewide

4:34pm
Alliant Energy. Funding available for Lake Wisconsin water habitat improvement projects.
11:38am
COWS. Minority working families in Wisconsin falling behind.

5:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Safety concerns grow along paths of oil tanker train traffic.

Education

4:35pm
MPS. Dr. Driver statement regarding meeting with President Obama.
3:08pm
School Funding Reform for Wisconsin. Online survey on K-12 school funding shows overwhelming support for public schools.

1:09pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin school district opts out of federal lunch program.

Local

11:34am
Edible Madison. Announces 4th annual Local Hero Award winners.
10:21am
Madison Region Economic Partnership. Madison MSA ranks #5 for like-sized metros in Site Selection Magazine ranking for corporate facility investment.
5:17am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies arrest 9 drunken drivers in Operation Drive Sober.

5:36am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Clinton email issues prompt Brown County concern.

Congress

9:57am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Unveils healthy living plan: "Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice for Life."

5:04am
Wausau Daily Herald. Editorial: Watchdogs brought out Tomah secret reports.
5:03am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Johnson stands up for business.
5:00am
La Crosse Tribune. Sen. Baldwin: 'Mistakes were made' in VA investigation.
4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Baldwin disciplines top two aides for Tomah VA missteps.

Federal Agencies

5:39am
Fond du Lac Reporter. VA watchdog's investigation sparks fresh criticism.

Politics

11:36am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Endorses Judge James Daley for State Supreme Court.
9:43am
RPW. Opens Milwaukee field office.
5:16am
Republican Party of Wisconsin 8th Congressional District. Elects officers at annual caucus in Manawa.

5:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker says 4-year college degree isn't overrated.
5:13am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin Democrats file ethics complaint against Rep. Schraa.
5:11am
La Crosse Tribune. In New Hampshire, Walker lays out three pillars: Growth, reform, safety.
5:08am
TIME. Scott Walker in New Hampshire: I am not a flip-flopper.
5:07am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Reagan library curator disputes Scott Walker's story about handling the late president's Bibly.
5:00am
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Pawlenty talks up Wisconsin's Walker for president, demurs on own political future.

Friday March 13, 2015

Budget

1:29pm
Survival Coalition. Sea of blue t-shirts expected in Madison as 700 citizens participate in annual Disability Advocacy Day.
8:59am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Letters to agencies requesting more budget information. Letter to Gov. Walker. Letter to DOA Sec. Neitzel (general). Letter to WEDC CEO Hall. Letter to WHEDA Executive Director Winston. Letter to DOT Sec. Gottlieb. Letter to DOA Sec. Neitzel (travel expenses)

3:25pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Hintz, Schraa find common ground on transportation.
4:50am
Daily Cardinal. State representatives engage campus in budget forum.
4:45am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. UW-EC offers employees incentive to retire.
4:26am
Racine Journal Times. UW public authority facing questions from Robin Vos, opposition from faculty and staff.
4:23am
WKOW. Assembly Speaker: No school accountability bill, no school choice expansion.
4:20am
Sheboygan Press. UW chancellor warns of budget's effects on Sheboygan.

Legislative

5:53pm
Edge Messaging. Half Hour Happy Hour (Rep. Kooyenga interview).
5:03pm
Sen. Lassa, Rep. Barca. Letter probes latest WEDC revelation.
12:54pm
Sen. Lassa, Rep. Barca. Letter to WEDC Secretary Reed Hall.
4:38am
Sen. Taylor. GOP rush to eliminate waiting period for firearm purchase.
4:37am
Sen. Taylor. GOP push partisan, political legislation.

2:52pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Online driver's ed courses would expand under proposal.
4:28am
Daily Cardinal. Legislator calls for ban on powdered alcohol.
4:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill would require judges to consider PTSD in sentencing vets.
4:18am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Senate panel OKs bill to end handgun waiting period.

State Agencies

1:33pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, March 15-21.
12:00pm
Demoratic Party of Wisconsin. Why can't WEDC get it done right?
10:54am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, March 16-20.
4:36am
Old World Wisconsin. Seeks volunteers to play historic base ball.

4:19am
Fond du Lac Reporter. $140M state computer project on track, Walker aide says.

Economy/Business

4:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State to work with GTAC as it abandons proposed mining site in nothern Wisconsin.

Statewide

10:16am
Forward Community Investments. Welcomes three new board members.
4:40am
Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin. Safe Harbor Campaign rally to support trafficked youth.

Courts

10:18am
National Center for State Courts. Wisconsin court interpreter manager receives national award.

5:08am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Confluence foes sue over TIF districts' expansion.
4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Court decisions put fairness of state's property tax system at risk.
4:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Attorneys want 8 hours of John Doe arguments before state high court.
4:22am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Attorneys: Close court for Walker recall arguments.

Education

12:31pm
UW Stout. Announces finalists for provost position.
11:57am
UW Stout. University faculty receive awards.
11:17am
UW-River Falls. Professor Onan awarded Fulbright Scholarship for Romania.
11:15am
UW-River Falls. Student media win awards in statewide contests.
4:41am
MPS. Early indicators show MPS' Commitment Schools are improving.

Local

1:25pm
St. Baldrick's Foundation. Local 311 firefighters and friends will brave the shave to support childhood cancer research.

Congress

11:18am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To host town hall meetings in Osseo and Wautoma.
10:55am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Participates in business coalition telephone town hall.

2:48pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Report assigns blame to Baldwin's staff on Tomah VA missteps.
11:21am
The Hill. GOP senator has one 'regret' over Iran letter.
5:50am
The Hill. The next looming shutdown: Highway programs.

Federal Agencies

4:27am
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Wisconsin veterans say they've received good care at Tomah VA hospital at center of probes.

Politics

12:50pm
One Wisconsin Now. While Gov. Walker is away, legislators will play. 
10:52am
One Wisconsin Now. Issues Walker warning for New Hampshire.

1:42pm
Politico. Scott Walker on Jeb Bush: We need a name from the future, not the past.
1:40pm
Union Leader. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker seeks introduction to Granite Staters.
6:09am
Washington Post. Why super PACs have moved from sideshow to center stage for presidential hopefuls.
5:07am
WBAY. Walker plans a dozen stops in first New Hampshire visit.

Thursday March 12, 2015

Governor

9:51am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

9:29am
The Hill. GOP governors scramble for answers on ObamaCare.

Budget

5:02pm
Sen. Risser; Reps. Berceau, Taylor. Dane County Democrats hold UW-Madison budget listening session.
2:21pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Mayo. Slams Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal.
2:04pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Response to Vos comments on SeniorCare.
12:50pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. State budget must prioritize youth substance abuse prevention.
6:03am
American Association of University Professors. Statement on the proposal to transform the UW System into a public authority.

12:57pm
WKOW. Speaker Vos wants SeniorCare enrollees to keep their benefits.
11:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Professors group raises red flag on Scott Walker's UW System plans.
5:40am
Marshfield News Herald. Ports group calls for full harbor funding.
5:27am
La Crosse Tribune. UW-L looking to cut vacant positions, grow enrollment to bridge budget cuts.
5:26am
Superior Telegram. County challenges state cuts to courts.

Legislative

4:59pm
Rep. Barca. Letter to WEDC CEO Hall regarding hiring a CFO.
2:18pm
Rep. Goyke. Supports veterans bills.
1:34pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Rolls out bills to benefit veterans.
12:48pm
Sen. Carpenter. Federal ruling gives urgency for Wisconsin to ban powdered alcohol.
10:27am
Sen. Taylor. Weekly Democratic radio address.
5:56am
Various Groups. 250 physicians meet with state legislators.

12:09pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Senate committee passes test reporting delay.
6:01am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Legislative season brings many Capitol visitors.
5:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill to end 48-hour wait for gun purchases gets hearing.
5:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly leader pulls hastily called school accountability vote.
5:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Expert weighs in on proposed statewide sex offender law.
5:13am
WBAY. Powdered alcohol federally approved, facing concerns.

State Agencies

5:03pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
5:00pm
DCF. Caring for Kids Awards presented during Social Work Month.
4:57pm
DPW. File GAB complaint against state Rep. Michael Schraa.
12:54pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Eau Claire woman becomes instant millionaire with Ultimate Millions ticket.
11:24am
DATCP. Register now for the future of Wisconsin agriculture.
10:58am
DNR. March County Deer Advisory Council meetings provide opportunity to help manage deer where you live.

5:35am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Why can't WEDC get it done right?
5:32am
Chippewa Herald. 1.8 million out of 3 million state returns filed, fraud threat leads to processing delays.
5:15am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Badgers' coach Bo Ryan zip-lines though latest Wisconsin tourism ad.

Economy/Business

5:24am
Capital Times. Report: Wisconsin utilities lead in fighting solar energy.

Courts

11:52am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Files lawsuit challenging validity of the TIF Districts created by the City of Eau Claire to fund the Confluence Project.
8:48am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Milwaukee City Housing Authority v. Felton Cobb.

6:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Newspaper seeks to intervene in Doe cases before state high court.
5:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Labor law professor says right-to-work legal challenge unlikely to succeed.

Education

2:20pm
Marquette University. Award-winning filmmaker and humanitarian to speak.

5:10am
WXOW. UW System wants to reduce remedial math classes.

Local

10:27am
Workers Rights Center. "Hey Burger King, feudalism is over, pay your workers?"
8:51am
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. (Updated) Taxicab permit lottery ordinance will hurt small businesses.
6:00am
Waukesha County Exec. Vrakas. Waukesha County selected to partner with state on evidence-based decision making initiative.
5:58am
Breastfeeding Coalition of South Central Wisconsin. Seeking nominations for the 2015 Community Breastfeeding Awards.

9:01am
Wisconsin State Journal. Hundreds of protesters close East Side streets, march to Governor's Mansion.
5:23am
USA Today. Blacks lag whites in Wisconsin well-being.

Congress

4:55pm

Coalition for Medicare Choices. Bipartisan majority of U.S. House of Representatives urges CMS to protect seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage.

3:31pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Blasts Jursik's letter to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson.
2:59pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Support grows for bipartisan Medicare data legislation.
12:13pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Chairman Johnson reacts to latest Secret Service incident.
11:57am
Milwaukee County Sup. Jursik. Open letter to Sen. Ron Johnson on his letter to the Iranian Government.
10:23am
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Opening statement of Chairman Ron Johnson.

12:06pm
Reuters. Obama budget would shrink deficits by $1.2 trillion over 10 years: CBO.

Politics

1:29pm
Rae for Chair. Releases plan for Democrats to regain digital advantage.
11:06am
Bradley for State Supreme Court. Releases first TV ad of campaign.
9:03am
RPW. Announces Communications Director.

12:03pm
Bloomberg. Meet the billionaire roofer behind Scott Walker.
9:08am
USA Today. Scott Walker: 'Maybe we're the front-runner' for GOP nomination.
9:00am
Chippewa Herald. Scott Walker reversals piling up as presidential bid looms.
5:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ann Walsh Bradley says partisan groups influencing Supreme Court races.

Wednesday March 11, 2015

Governor

12:06pm
Gov. Walker. PSC of Wisconsin chairperson testifying on behalf of state's rights at "Clean Power Plan" hearing in Washington, DC.

2:29pm
Chippewa Herald. Walker becomes more involved in wake of police shooting.

Budget

4:30pm
Sen. Risser; Reps. Berceau, Taylor, Subeck. Legislative Democrats to hold budget listening session on UW-Madison campus.
2:36pm
Rep. VanderMeer. Announces district listening session on budget.

2:20pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's budget proposes grade-sharing for rural districts.
2:19pm
Wauwatosa Now. Wauwatosa School District forming advocacy group to fight state budget cuts.
2:17pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. With potential budget cuts looming, some rural school districts strive to keep teachers.
5:12am
Oshkosh Northwestern. State budget would cut key river walker grant program.
5:09am
Wausau Daily Herald. City endorses Walker goal for counties to assess values.

Legislative

4:57pm
Sen. Farrow. Concerned the Assembly has lost focus on accountability.
2:22pm
One Wisconsin Now. Did Assembly Education Committee chair and author of taxpayer funded private school voucher legislation violate law with latest actions on controversial bill?
1:52pm
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Optimistic for meaningful school accountability.
11:26am
Rep. Kolste. Bill repeals one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits. LRB-1123.
9:29am
Rep. Bowen. Statement on the shooting of Anthony Robinson.
5:20am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. E. Michael McCann, former DA of Milwaukee County to testify against John Doe-weakening legislation today in the Capitol.

2:33pm
WISC. Assembly delays vote on school sanctions bill.
2:30pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Democrats fight bill curbing John Doe probes.
11:08am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Senate panel to hold hearing on John Doe changes.
9:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hearing set on bill to curb John Doe probes in political crimes.
8:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Governor and legislators need to make sure that WEDC works.
5:35am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Heck: partisan bill will hamstring John Doe probes.
5:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers consider delaying school report cards based on 'Badger Exam.'
5:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. No plans for police and fire unions, according to Republican leadership.

State Agencies

4:23pm
DOT. Zero In Wisconsin smart phone app will help those celebrating St. Patrick's Day to drive sober.
4:22pm
DOT. Governor Walker approves nearly $285,000 in county forest road aid.
12:14pm
DWD. Wisconsin local employment & unemployment estimates released.

5:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker, Obama administration representatives differ on emissions cuts.
5:28am
La Crosse Tribune. Huebsch: No bias on high-voltage project.

Statewide

1:57pm
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service reminds Peshtigo River and Menominee River users to exercise caution during spring high river flows.
12:46pm
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Spring voters to decide constitutional amendment.
10:15am
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service reminds Wisconsin River users to exercise caution during spring high river flow.

5:08am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Nearly 90 percent of Obamacare enrollees in Wisconsin qualify for subsidies.

Courts

8:54am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Charles W. Adams.

5:14am
Reuters. Unions challenge Wisconsin's new 'right-to-work' law in court. Wisconsin State Journal.

Education

5:16am
UW-Stout. Elk Mound wipes out competition to win Rube Goldberg.

2:33pm
La Crosse Tribune. Length of test for Wisconsin students cut by 60 percent.

Local

4:21pm
Alliant Energy. Construction set to begin on Oakdale natural gas extension project.
1:59pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. Discovers important county transit file was deleted.
10:25am
Young Gifted and Black. Community debate: Sheriff vs. Young Gifted and Black on jail renovations.
8:57am
City of Racine. City receives $200,000 USEPA grant for RootWorks area wide planning investment.
8:49am
100+ Women Who Care Madison. The Road Home receives $10,000 donation.
5:18am
National Council on Crime & Delinquency. Statement on the death of Tony Robinson.

11:05am
Chippewa Herald. Rallies related to Madison police shooting planned.
5:11am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Facts will come out on Madison police shooting.

Congress

11:57am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Applauds passage of resolution honoring Boris Nemtsov.
11:38am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To host town hall meetings in Osseo and Wautoma.
5:17am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on initial findings from Tomah VA prescription clinical review.
5:14am
U.S. Reps. Ribble, Cooper. Push to end gerrymandering, reform redistricting.

5:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New law allows reductions in certain retiree pensions.
5:06am
USA Today. Sen. Johnson: His staff could have done more on VA problems.

Federal Agencies

5:11am
Fond du Lac Reporter. VA official: Tomah reviews will be transparent, open.

Politics

4:29pm
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Imagine peace Senator Johnson.
2:04pm
DPW. As Scott Walker panders in Iowa on wind, ethanol, his budget slashes funding for farms and the environment.
1:55pm
Daley for Wisconsin. Receives an endorsement from Wisconsin Right to Life.
12:48pm
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Supreme Court candidates pen "letter of application" to voters.

5:20am
Washington Post. Jeb Bush, Scott Walker emerging as front-runners for GOP nod - and rivals.
5:05am
The Hill. Criticism by Obama raises Scott Walker's stature in 2016 field.
5:04am
Bloomberg. Iowa Republicans say Obama helped Walker by calling him out.
5:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With '16 bid all but a lock, Walker quickly multiplies staff.

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Governor

11:58am
NFIB Wisconsin. Small business questions Obama's definition of meaningful action.
9:14am
WMC. Expresses disappointment at President Obama right to work remarks.

2:13pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Usually accessible Walker hasn't take questions lately.
10:03am
New York Times. Unions suffer latest defeat in Midwest with signing of Wisconsin measure.
9:34am
Bloomberg. Wisconsin bets that weakening unions will strengthen its economy.
9:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Obama slams right-to-work law; Walker holds Wisconsin up as example.
5:09am
ABC News. It's not just right-to-work: Bills targeting unions multiply.
5:08am
Bloomberg. Obama faults Wisconsin labor law backed by Walker as anti-worker. Wisconsin Rapids Tribune.

Budget

1:59pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Budget cuts threaten our natural heritage.
11:28am
Sen. Risser, Rep. Berceau. Budget listening session.
9:05am
Secretary of State La Follette. 2015-17 Biennial Budget changes proposed for the Office of the Secretary of State.

5:19am
Capital Times. Days before Tony Robinson shooting, Wisconsin DOJ requested more funds to investigate officer-involved deaths.
5:13am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: State's environment deserves better.

Legislative

4:31pm
Rep. Ed Brooks. Named to Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission.
2:27pm
Sen. Larson, Rep. Barnes. Introduce the Student Equal Opportunity Act.
5:47am
Rep. Taylor. Statement on officer-involved shooting incident.

2:17pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Bill: Superintendents can override school board policies in low-performing schools.
2:16pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Legislature fast-tracking school accountability 'pause bill.'
2:14pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly school accountability plan includes sanctions for public schools.
10:51am
WMTV. Assembly Republicans moving ahead with sanctions for schools.

State Agencies

4:34pm
DHS. Peer Run Respite services begin this month.
1:46pm
WEDC. Deadline is Friday for businesses to register for trade mission to Europe.
1:45pm
DNR. Weekly news.
11:56am
DOT. Learn rules of the road from your tablet and mobile device.
10:19am
Wisconsin Lottery. Lake Mills man claims $86,000 Badger 5 jackpot.
10:08am
DATCP. Spring break: A time for warm sun and cold-hearted scams.

Economy/Business

2:21pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Uline Inc. gains preliminary approval for new office building.
5:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Manpower expects vigorous hiring pace for metro area, state.
5:09am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Wisconsin 'right-to-work' critic will expand company in Minnesota.

Courts

5:19pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO, Machinists Local 1061 and United Steelworkers Distirict 2. File lawsuit to stop Right to Work.  Complaint.
9:25am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Thomas J. McClure.
9:24am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Christopher S. Carson.

4:40pm
AP. Unions sue over Wisconsin's new right-to-work law.
12:08pm
Capital Times. As crude oil trains rumble through Wisconsin, DNR challenged over rail expansion.
5:07am
New York Times. Editorial: Elusive justice in Wisconsin.

Education

12:47pm
UW-Madison. UW graduate programs ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report.
12:33pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW System chief brings plainspoken style to 'impossible job.'
11:45am
UW-Stout. University to host regional TED talk; speaker applications open.
10:10am
Marquette University. Marquette Law School to host 2015 Restorative Justice Conference.

Local

4:36pm
Madison Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. Statement regarding Tony Robinson.
2:02pm
Young Gifted and Black. Says NO to the new Jim Crow, justice for Tony Robinson!
10:43am
Dane County Sups. Keifer, McCarville. Propose funding for North Mendota Parkway planning.
10:42am
Dane County Board. Increases DaneCom funding.
5:46am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Statement on shooting of Tony Robinson.

5:29am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Stadium district ready to pull plug on sales tax.
5:18am
Wisconsin State Journal. Family of Tony Robinson says they have faith in investigation of fatal shooting.
5:12am
La Crosse Tribune. Police shooting forces discussion of Madison's racial divide.
5:11am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Mayor Tom Barrett: City cannot contribute directly to new arena.

Congress

4:33pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on initial findings from Tomah VA prescription clinical review.
2:04pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces NextGen High Schools Act.
2:04pm
One Wisconsin Now. President Obama proposes Student Aid Bill of Rights.
10:54am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Meets with VA Deputy Secretary Gibson at Tomah VA Hospital.
10:09am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To host town hall meeting in Osseo.
5:45am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on deployment of opioid safety tool.

2:19pm
Chippewa Herald. Senator: VA complaints never went to oversight panel.

Federal Agencies

5:15am
Wisconsin State Journal. VA to roll out opiate management tool as Tomah investigation continues.

Politics

2:23pm
Daley for State Supreme Court. Justice Ann Walsh Bradley is bad for Wisconsin business.
1:44pm
One Wisconsin Now. James Daley, justice for sale?
12:58pm
DPW. Reaction to PPP poll.

5:11am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Has Walker created a lasting conservatism in Wisconsin?

Monday March 9, 2015

Governor

2:13pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on Walker signing RTW legislation.
1:33pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Walker signs so-called Right to Work at outsourcing multinational corporation. 
12:55pm
Gov. Walker. Signs freedom to work legislation. 
10:36am
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker picks CEOs and special interests over Wisconsin's middle class. 
10:14am
Speaker Vos. Statement on Right to Work becoming law.
9:35am
WMC. Gov. Walker signs right to work legislation to provide workplace freedom.
9:34am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on Gov. Walker signing right to work.
9:32am
Sen. Vukmir. Governor Walker signs bill that delivers worker freedom.

2:30pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Gov. Walker signs bill making Wisconsin right-to-work state. Wisconsin State Journal.
10:59am
Reuters. Wisconsin Governor Walker signs bill limiting union heft.
9:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker signs right to work bill.
8:26am
Wisconsin State Journal. No record found of graphic threat targeting first lady Tonette Walker.
6:01am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin Gov. Walker to sign right-to-work bill.

Budget

4:49pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. LFB: Governor Walker's proposed budget keeps Wisconsin in the black. Memo.
10:48am
Rep. Jarchow. Supports advisory role for the Natural Resources Board.

2:16pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Barrett, Vos, Fitzgerald all say they are working toward arena funding.
11:09am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial:State must raise road revenues.
5:57am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Transportation must be funded.
5:51am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: State's worker-comp system should be left alone.
5:47am
Wausau Daily Herald. Walker seeks to revamp long-term care programs.
5:16am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: It's time to say 'no' to voucher expansion.
5:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker bid to end integration program has schools seeking answers.

Legislative

11:44am
Rep. Considine. To hold district office hours Friday, March 13. 
10:46am
Sen. Shilling. Distracted by RTW, Gov. Walker ignores state law and fails to track taxpayer spending.
5:28am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Political corruption protection (anti-John Doe) legislation to get a Capitol hearing this week.
5:24am
Sen. Taylor. Selma's past Bloody Sunday remains present day threat.
5:20am
Sen. Taylor. Walker omits funding for investigation of officer involved shootings.

8:52am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. EPA rules on residential wood heaters fuel outcry in Minnesota, Wisconsin.
6:05am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin bill would bar DNR from enforcing stove limits.
5:41am
Racine Journal Times. Proposal would scrap prevailing wage law.
5:14am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Wisconsin unions: It'll take decades to recover.
5:10am
WKOW. Still no details on 20-week abortion ban sought by Gov. Walker.
5:07am
Wausau Daily Herald. Region's lawmakers defend right-to-work votes.

State Agencies

2:55pm
AG Schimel. Outlines officer-involved death investigation process.
2:27pm
DATCP. Comments requested for special onion pesticide registration.
12:20pm
Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Vets Work WI: Veterans employment summit Milwaukee. 
10:35am
DHS/DNR. Groundwater is important to you.
7:42am
DNR. (Updated) Hearings and meetings, March 8-14.

5:50am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. DNR emergency rule causes concerns.
5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. fails to track how companies used incentives.

Statewide

3:33pm
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Commemorate 161st anniversary of Joshua Glover Rescue.
12:31pm
Democratic Party of Wisconsin. WisDems announce Founders Day 2015 keynote speaker. 
10:50am
WPS Health Insurance. Chosen as one of Worlds's Most Ethical Companies.
8:21am
Citizens Acting for Rail Safety. Five rail explosions in five weeks: Halt expansion projects, legislators must act!

6:03am
Chippewa Herald. Cuts to Northern Center, others force changes.
5:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tribes wonder: Does cannabidiol law open door to pot operations?

Courts

10:00am
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Citizens file legal action against rail expansion permit.

Education

3:34pm
UW-Stout. Foundation establishes Chancellor's Fund for Teaching Excellence.
1:08pm
DPI. Three schools, one district nominated for 2015 Green Ribbon Awards. 

Local

3:03pm
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. The Race to Equity Project's statement on the death of Tony Robinson.
2:14pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. 2015 State of the City Address.
5:21am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 9 arrests.
5:18am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on officer-involved shooting.

9:42am
Chippewa Herald. Madison police response to shooting contrasts with Ferguson.
5:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. Police tapes: Officer told of battery involving Tony Robinson before shooting.
5:06am
Reuters. Protesters march in Wisconsin after black man shot dead by police.

Congress

2:35pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on death of Tony Robinson.
1:55pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Thune. Introduce legislation to reduce costs and increase efficiency in healthcare delivery.
12:39pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on GAO report on poor-performing federal employees. Report
12:26pm
U.S. Sen Baldwin, U.S. Rep. Kind. Urge President to take immediate action on dangerous oil trains. 
10:45am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.
10:44am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Inspector General report finds millions of errors in Social Security Administration list of card holders: Six and a half million individuals listed as alive but older than 112 years.
6:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Sen. Johnson plans to introduce bill delisting wolf under Endangered Species Act.

6:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Sen. Johnson plans to introduce bill delisting wolf under Endangered Species Act.
5:58am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Rep. Kind says civil rights gains made in the 1960s are at risk.
5:08am
The Hill. Senators divided on Iran deal.

Federal Agencies

5:38am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Tomah report withheld to protect 'candy man' doctor.

Politics

5:23am
Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Wisconsin Biofuels Association. Applaud Governor Walker's stance on the Renewable Fuels Standard.

5:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker earns praise, criticism for flip on immigration reform, 'amnesty.'
5:15am
The Hill. Walker: 'There are jobs to be had.'
5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. At Iowa summit, Scott Walker shifts gears on ethanol mandate. La Crosse Tribune.
5:11am
Christain Science Monitor. From Jeb Bush to Scott Walker, other 2016 hopefuls used private email.
5:08am
Bloomberg. Scott Walker shows a knack for retail politics in neighboring Iowa.
5:03am
Washington Post. Scott Walker gets a crash course in foreign policy.

Friday March 6, 2015

Governor

2:56pm
Gov. Walker. Property tax relief under Governor Scott Walker contributes to record escrow refunds for WHEDA borrowers.

Budget

12:55pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: Leave IRIS alone.
12:14pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. To hold in-district budget listening sessions.
11:14am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. State budget public hearings announced.
9:03am
Sen. Marklein. Response to budget hearing in Reedsburg.
7:41am
Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education. Proposed budget threatens Wisconsin's environmental education legacy.

2:59pm
Capital Times. Factory owner tax cuts cost $275 million more - twice original projections.
4:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Walker proposes overhaul of Wisconsin's long-term care program.
4:19am
Wisconsin State Journal. Board of Regents, in raucous meeting, air grievances over Walker budget proposals.
4:05am
Badger Herald. Editorial: Proposal for public authority lacks transparency, adequate deliberation.

Assembly Floor Session

5:08pm
Rep. Berceau. Right-to-work-for-less ushers in new "regressive era."
3:00pm
Rep. Schraa. Votes for worker freedom.
2:50pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Sorry day for Wisconsin: "Right to Work" is the bloody shirt.
12:56pm
Rep. Krug. Column on Right to Work.
12:54pm
Rep. Considine. Delivers first speech to state Assembly.
12:53pm
Statements on RTW passage: Rep. Macco. Wisconsin Family Action. Rep. Kulp.
12:49pm
Rep. Quinn. Moving Wisconsin's economy forward.
11:41am
Americans for Prosperity. Congratulates state Assembly on passage of right-to-work.
11:23am
Rep. Bowen. Statement on passage of Senate Bill 44.
11:22am
Rep. Edming. Supports Right-to-Work.
10:58am
Rep. Kahl. Statement on vote against "Right to Work" legislation.
10:41am
Statements on RTW passage: Rep. Jagler. Rep. Sanfelippo. Rep. Tittl.
10:16am
Sen. Shilling, Rep. Barca. Top Democrats call on Gov. Walker to veto "Right to Work."
10:14am
Rep. Katsma. Votes for worker freedom.
10:06am
Statements on RTW passage: Speaker Vos. Rep. Hebl. Rep. Horlacher. Rep. Ohnstad. Rep. Pope. Rep. Hintz.
9:55am
Statements on RTW passage: WMC. Rep. Knodl. Rep. Kapenga. Rep. Czaja. Rep. Neylon. Rep. Johnson. Rep. Novak. Rep. Hutton.
9:50am
Statement on RTW passage: Rep. Bernier. Rep. Murphy. Rep. Steineke. Rep. Sargent. Rep. Spiros. Rep. Knudson. Rep. Brooks.
9:26am
Statements on RTW passage: One Wisconsin Now. Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Rep. Taylor. Rep. Kremer. Rep. Subeck. Rep. Wachs. Rep. Zamarripa. Rep. Kleefisch.
9:19am
Statements on RTW passage: Rep. Barca. Rep. Jorgensen. Rep. Barnes. Rep. Craig. Rep. Shankland. Rep. Mason. Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Rep. Goyke.
4:28am
Rep. Spreitzer. Gives maiden speech on so-called "Right to Work."

10:20am
New York Times. Wisconsin closer to becoming a Right-to-Work state.
10:12am
Reuters. Wisconsin Assembly OKs right-to-work bill, governor supports.
10:09am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin Assembly sends right-to-work bill to Gov. Walker.
10:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly passes right-to-work bill after overnight session.
10:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly sends right to work bill to Scott Walker after 24 hours of debate.
8:14am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Right-to-work debate enters final hour in Wisconsin Assembly.
7:31am
Christian Science Monitor. Wisconsin's 'right to work' vote: A blow to income equality nationwide?
4:08am
Reuters. Wisconsin Assembly slogs through debate on right-to-work bill; unions cry foul. Chippewa Herald.

Legislative

4:05pm
Rep. Weatherston. Technical College Charter High School bill to receive hearing.
3:02pm
Sen. Larson. White House partners with States Innovation Exchange to host state leaders summit on middle class agenda and launch 'Opportunity Works for US' agenda.

4:18am
Beloit Daily News. Schools' start days may change.
4:16am
La Crosse Tribune. Bill would create state-run health insurance exchange.

State Agencies

3:52pm
DCF. Wisconsin receives $11 million to support pregnant women, children and families.
3:05pm
Midwest Food Processors Association. Celebrate National Frozen Food Day, Month.
2:55pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, March 8-14.
2:52pm
DOT. Frozen road declatration ends statewide on Monday, March 9.
2:48pm
DATCP. Avian influenza concerns prompt biosecurity reminder for poultry owners.
9:56am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, March 9-13.
4:23am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

4:01am
Duluth News Tribune. Editorial: Don't hold breath for Wis.-Minn. deal.

Economy/Business

5:10pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. 80 Wisconsin companies competing for Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award.
7:58am
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Payroll employment increases in February (+295,000); unemployment rate edges down to 5.5%. Bloomberg.

4:03am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Amazon Kenosha project generated $157 million in spending last year.

Statewide

5:11pm
Citizens Acting for Rail Safety. Expresses outrage; Galena IL train explosion makes four rail explosions in four weeks.

4:20am
Chicago Sun-Times. Agencies mobilize after crude oil train derails, catches fire near Galena.

Courts

7:47am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: The Supreme Court's concerns don't apply to Wisconsin's redistricting bill.

Local

3:53pm
Racine Mayor Dickert. Mayor secures $170,000 in grant money.
11:16am
Milwaukee Youth Council. Delegation to attend 2015 Congressional City Conference.
4:27am
City of Sun Prairie. Cabela's and Marcus Theatres announce opening date of April 30th, 2015.

Politics

12:57pm
One Wisconsin Now. Flip flip alert: Will Walker's views on ethanol 'evolve' for trip to Iowa Ag Summit?

8:34am
USA Today. Scott Walker aims to be more than just flavor of the month.
4:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker hits Clinton on private email--like one he used as county exec.
4:21am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Grothman: Walker will be next GOP presidential nominee.
4:17am
Janesville Gazette. Supreme Court candidates: Which is soft on crime?

Thursday March 5, 2015

Governor

11:20am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

5:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker's support of right to work could alter union equation.

Budget

2:15pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Calls on Governor Walker to immediately drop drug testing proposal.
11:28am
Rep. Ott. Statement on announced budget hearing in Brillion.
5:45am
Sen. Taylor. Walker budget falls short on addressing a state in crisis.
5:44am
Rep. Hintz. Agency secretaries come clean on increased borrowing, fiscal recklessness.
5:42am
Rep. Taylor. JFC economic development briefings briefly game me hope, and then not so much.

3:52pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW Regents take steps to protect shared governance and tenure.
12:29pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Budget committee not sold on plan for more tax auditors.
8:39am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: Walker's plan makes outdoors not so great.
5:53am
WISC. Democrat: WEDC, WHEDA board under Walker plan unaccountable.
5:29am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin budget committee plans regional hearings.
5:05am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Cuts could be devastating for campuses like UW-Fond du Lac.
5:03am
Green Bay Press Gazette. UWGB students rally against Walker's proposed cuts.
5:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Audit prompts changes at election agency, officials decry budget cuts.

Assembly Floor Session

12:08pm
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin Assembly begins marathon right-to-work session.
11:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly kicks off marathon session on right-to-work bill.
11:50am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly Democrats call for apology for Scott Walker terrorist statement.

Legislative

2:16pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: State of the Tribes.
8:34am
Rep. Sinicki. Weekly Democratic Radio Address.
5:41am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Economic development $$ grow - public oversight shrinks.
5:39am
Rep. Neylon. Appointed to Small Business Regulatory Review Board, voted Chairman.

3:55pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Tribes representative says he won't support Wisconsin mining.
3:55pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ojibwe tribal leader heralds end of proposed iron mine.
8:37am
Reuters. Wisconsin Assembly to begin final debate on right-to-work bill.
5:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly gears up for marathon session on right to work.
5:07am
Daily Reporter. Lawmakers propose waiving 1 day rest in 7 rule.
5:03am
Appleton Post Crescent. Right-to-work impact on union training unclear.
5:01am
Bloomberg. Wisconsin committee passes Walker-backed bill targeting labor. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
5:00am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin set to join Indiana, Michigan as recent Midwestern states to enact right-to-work.

State Agencies

2:17pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Calls for education funding to support Tribal Nations.
12:27pm
DWD. Wisconsin's unemployment rate drops to 5.0 percent.
11:25am
DOT. Traffic crashes killed 25 people in February.

Statewide

5:22am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Transparency and hypocrisy.
4:59am
Minneapolies Star-Tribune. Subsidies conceal big premium gap between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Courts

11:24am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Signs on to same-sex marriage amicus brief in Supreme Court case. Brief.
8:49am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Gary Monroe Scull.

5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State high court may hold John Doe arguments in secret.

Education

5:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW-Madison under federal investigation for handling of sexual violence complaints.

Local

4:41pm
CRG Network. Streetcar referendum petitioners plan new strategy to gather required signatures.
2:20pm
Southwest Badger. The NEW Southwest Invasive Species Coalition: Battling invasives.
11:22am
Wheels of Liberty. Vietnam Veterans Day 2015.
5:38am
ICAP Development. Announces addition of SVP of Acquisitions & Development.

Congress

2:23pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Durbin. Introduce expansion of VA Caregivers Program that would help thousands more veterans and their families.
11:27am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Chairman holds European Subcommittee hearing.

5:59am
Reuters. U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge.

Federal Agencies

5:58am
The Hill. EPA chief races to finish landmark climate rules.

Politics

4:40pm
Daley for State Supreme Court. Statement regarding Justice Ann Walsh Bradley's negative attack ad.

5:04am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Editorial: Feingold not the only answer to Democrats' problems.

Wednesday March 4, 2015

Governor

3:26pm
Gov. Walker. Delivers remarks at Wisconsin Business Day.
5:32am
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. Scott "life" Walker toys with Wisconsin women's lives.

2:23pm
WBAY. Gov. Walker says he will sign right-to-work bill Monday.
1:51pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Taxpayers will pay for security for all of Scott Walker's travels.

Budget

5:38pm
WHEDA Executive Director Winston. Joint Committee on Finance Biennial Budget testimony.
4:44pm
DSPS Sec. Ross. Joint Finance testimony.
4:33pm
DFI Sec. Allen. Joint Finance Committee testimony.
4:31pm
Rep. Considine. To host UW budget listening session at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County.
2:38pm
DCF Sec. Anderson. Testimony: Joint Committee on Finance Agency Briefing.
12:37pm
DOR Sec. Chandler. Biennial Budget request testimony (power point).
11:43am
DPW. Scott Walker's Iowa Caucus budget would sell off Wisconsin's state parks.
11:14am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Day three of GOP budget crisis briefings.
11:13am
Survival Coalition. After Joint Finance hearing disability and aging participants and other stakeholders are still left asking: What's the plan for people with disabilities and older adults?
11:05am
Save IRIS. People with disabilities and elderly Wisconsin residents remain very concerned about the elimination of key program.
9:23am
DOT Sec. Gottlieb. Testimony on 2015-17 Biennial Budget.
7:20am
Kenosha Unified School District. Proposed budget fails Wisconsin's  schools.
5:35am
Sen. Taylor. Walker's budget a bounced check.
5:33am
Sen. Erpenbach. Questions $345 million in giveaway of fed funds.
5:30am
Associated Students of Madison. Cross discusses public authority status, tuition levels.
5:29am
Reps. Taylor, Hintz. DNR secretary suggests corporate sponsorship of state parks.

1:48pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DOT secretary warns lawmakers about cutting highway borrowing.
5:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Few details, costs known about Walker's drug test plan.
5:10am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Republicans demand assurances of no UW tuition surge.
5:09am
Capital Times. From higher fees to naming rights, DNR to explore all funding options.
5:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Senator tells DOC secretary more need to be done for black inmates.
5:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Stepp says she doesn't know where idea to strip DNR Board's power came from.
5:00am
WKOW. State DHS secretary defends SeniorCare cuts.

Legislative

4:22pm
Rep. Barca. Democrats lay out next steps on "Right to Work" bill.
3:27pm
Sen. Shilling. GOP creates new "regressive era" in Wisconsin.
3:18pm
Rep. Kremer. Column: Union GOP legislator - yes on Right to Work.
2:17pm
Rep. Sargent. Introduces bill to create state-based exchange.
1:33pm
Sen. Vinehout. Wisconsin needs its own health insurance marketplace. LRB-0764. Summary.
11:41am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Legislation to protect WI health consumers from dangerous U.S. Supreme Court decision.
11:15am
Sen. Darling, Rep. Sanfelippo. MPS doubles down on failure in latest attempt to deny kids a quality education.
9:27am
Rep. Pope. To hold legislative listening sessions in 80th Assembly District.

1:45pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Bill would create state-run health insurance exchange.
5:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Wisconsin legislators should end gerrymandering for good.
5:18am
Duluth News Tribune. Wisconsin right to work debate leads to Minnesota invitation.
5:11am
Chippewa Herald. Lawmaker asks about plan for possible losing subsidies.
5:05am
Chippewa Herald. Assembly committee to vote on right-to-work.
5:05am
Fox 11. Assembly planning for 24 hours of debate on right-to-work.
5:02am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Badger Meter CEO ties local jobs to right-to-work law.

State Agencies

2:33pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Waukesha man claims $1,000,000 Mega Millions.
2:16pm
DFI. 2014 lending grows by 6.3% at state-chartered banks.
12:58pm
DATCP. Nominations open for three seats on cherry board.
11:11am
Wisconsin Lottery. Sheboygan man is $100,000 raffle winner.
9:34am
Ready Wisconsin. Be ReadyWisconsin when you Spring Forward.
9:33am
OCI. Administrative action, February 2015.

Economy/Business

11:10am
U.S. Gain. Midwest Cargo partners for new GAIN Clean Fuel CNG station.

6:26am
Reuters. Target to cut thousands of jobs as seeks to cut costs by $2 billion

Statewide

1:46pm
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Losing sleep over more than just the time change.
1:43pm
Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance. Making E15 available in Wisconsin would reduce CO2 emisions by nearly 200,000 tons.
1:22pm
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service Foundation offers tech college scholarships.
9:26am
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award nominations sought from the public.

Courts

4:58pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.
3:05pm
Axley Brynelson, LLP. Lawsuit filed on behalf of Wisconsin Corn Growers.
11:07am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts two new cases.
9:28am
District II Court of Appeals. Rhiannon B. Wolf v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company.

Education

12:47pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Comments on MPS' plans for Malcolm X.
12:05pm
Marquette University. Sister Peggy O'Neill will deliver Marquette Commencement address.
11:39am
MPS. Serving 22% more breakfasts as district marks National School Breakfast Week.

Local

11:08am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Milwaukee County hosts Job Fair for Veterans Thursday.

1:04pm
Appleton Post Crescent. Appleton International Airport coming soon.
5:17am
Wausau Daily Herald. Local clinics face federal funding cliff, reduced services.
4:59am
WQOW. Foodshare eligibility changes for childless adults to start April 1.

Congress

3:16pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Legislation on strengthening Inspectors General clears Senate hurdle.
2:53pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Chairman moves nine bipartisan bills out of committee.
2:49pm
DPW. Sean Duffy again votes against funding the Department of Homeland Security.

6:13am
The Hill. House approves Homeland Security funding in 257-167 vote.

Politics

4:28pm
Daley for State Supreme Court. Announces bi-partisan law enforcement endorsements.
2:43pm
One Wisconsin Now. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce 'Business Day' a chance for big political campaign spenders to check pu on their investment.

12:35pm
AP. Veteran pollster says Walker 'just what the doctor ordered.'
6:15am
The Hill. Is Scott Walker ready for 2016 spotlight?

Tuesday March 3, 2015

Governor

4:53pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Governor Walker would protect pain-capable unborn children.

4:34pm
AP. Walker says he will sign ban on abortions after 20 weeks. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Budget

6:10pm
DHS Sec. Rhoades. Testimony on 2015-17 Biennial Budget.
4:30pm
Survival Coalition. Supports increases in funding for students with disabilities to address achievement gap.
4:29pm
Sen. Nass. UW System autonomy - bad for Wisconsin.
4:25pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Testimony on the 2015-17 Biennial Budget Bill.
3:59pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Schools struggling to absorb more cuts.
1:13pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Testimony on the 2015-17 Biennial Budget Bill.
1:06pm
DNR. Sec. Stepp. Joint Finance budget testimony.
1:04pm
UW System. Cross, UWEC Chancellor ask Joint Finance to approve authority, dedicated funding stream and to help reduce cut.
10:00am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Day two of GOP budget crisis briefings.
9:34am
AG Schimel. Prepared testimony on state budget.
8:50am
Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Asks legislators to reconsider Walker cuts to natural resources science, technical support, and education.
5:05am
Sen. Taylor. Walker budget wrong for Wisconsin.
5:04am
Rep. Hintz. Presses DOA secretary on budget, "scoop and toss" delay of debt payments.
5:03am
Rep. Taylor. JFC begins briefings on "crisis budget."
5:02am
Sen. Erpenbach. Insufficient staffing and forced overtime at correctional institutions.

3:12pm
Kenosha News. Governor's budget would dismantle local care for disabled, advocates say.
2:42pm
Chippewa Herald. Workforce Development secretary touts moving functions to insurance office.
2:38pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW System leader urges legislators to OK autonomy, lessen cut.
1:56pm
WEAU. UW president asks committee to reduce $300M cut.
1:42pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Cathy Stepp tells panel DNR may sell naming rights to state parks.
1:11pm
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Scott Walker's public school funding, voucher plans go to panel.
12:12pm
AP. Democrats grill DNR secretary over budget proposals.
10:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp defends Scott Walker's changes to advisory board.
10:26am
Chippewa Herald. Critics question proposed WEDC, WHEDA merger in Scott Walker's budget.
9:06am
NBC 15. Students plan sit-in during UW budget briefing.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker budget gives governor more control over hiring.
4:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Key legislator calls on Bucks ownership to boost arena contribution.
4:42am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Committee starts Wisconsin budget revision process with briefings.

Legislative

4:58pm
Rep. Kahl. Minnesota Republicans using prospect of Right-to-Work to lure Wisconsin companies. MN Rep. Garofalo Letter.
4:41pm
Assembly Labor Committee. Executive Session on AB-61.
3:54pm
Rep. Knudson. Responds to Minnesota attacks on Wisconsin jobs.
3:20pm
Rep. Tittl. Assembly Transportation Committee approves 70 MPH speed limit.
3:13pm
Rep. Zepnick. Testimony: Right to work.
2:37pm
Sen. Shilling. Minnesota capitalizes on Wisconsin GOP's "bad-for-business" legislation.
2:11pm
MN Rep. Garofalo. Minnesota Jobs Committee chair working to bring businesses from Wisconsin to Minnesota.
2:07pm
Assembly Labor Committee Democrats. Call for opportunity to amend divisive "Right to Work" bill in Assembly Labor Committee.
9:21am
Rep. Sargent. Wisconsin citizens oppose wage theft bill.
5:08am
Rep. Barca. Statement on "Right to Work" heading to full Assembly.
5:07am
Rep. Shankland. Statement on Assembly hearing on "Right to Work."
5:00am
Sen. LeMahieu. Column: Support for Right to Work legislation.

2:41pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Vinehout to introduce bills to make frac sand mining activities more transparent.
2:00pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Legislator rejects UW economist's report disputing benefits of right-to-work laws.
6:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker signals support for eliminating 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.
5:47am
Reuters. Wisconsin representatives take up right-to-work bill.
5:43am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Legislative committee to vote on 70 mph speed limit.
5:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Fitzgerald. on highway workers: Too 'cozy' with management.
4:56am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Bernier drafts budget amendment to give Amish smoke alarm exemption.
4:51am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Union members speak out against right-to-work in Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Journal.

State Agencies

4:44pm
DOT. New travel safety initiative will provide timely weather-related information.
4:01pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Approves over $1 million for community projects and sale of trust lands.
1:53pm
DNR. Weekly news.
1:39pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Sheboygan man is $100,000 raffle winner.
12:31pm
DATCP. Nomination period open for ginseng marketing board.

4:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State troopers who protect governor given $4-an-hour raises. Appleton Post Crescent.
4:41am
Milwaukee Business Journal. State historic tax credit awards climb to $41.7M, including $34M in Milwaukee.

Economy/Business

5:06am
WJFW. Devastation, joy in Iron County upon scrapping of mine plans; some contend mine possible in future.
4:44am
WISN. Wisconsin sand mining is big business, but health effects questioned.

Statewide

3:53pm
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. 2015 WAWH Women's Health Leader Awardees announced.
1:53pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. Tips on successfully exporting Wisconsin products, services theme of March 12 WIN-Milwaukee luncheon.
11:34am
Wisconsin Law Enforcment Museum of Valor. Janesville Police Association becomes major contributor.

Courts

1:48pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. And Wisconsin Reporter challenge Jefferson County Sheriff's redaction policy.
11:28am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Parents join lawsuit to stop discrimination by public schools.
8:54am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Eddie Lee Anthony.
8:53am
District I Court of Appeals. Mary C. Oden v. City of Milwaukee.
8:52am
District I Court of Appeals. Advanced Waste Services v. United Milwaukee Scrap.

6:01am
The Hill. Court weighs future of independent redistricting.

Education

3:55pm
UW-Stout. Slinger students lead SkillsUSA competition with seven firsts.
12:03pm
UW-River Falls. Biology Department testing a regional sustainable beekeeping model.
11:17am
UW-Stout. Two apparel students learn from a day with Target designers.

4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As questions swirl around voucher programs, schools rush to apply.

Local

5:00pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Receives Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award.
10:24am
City of Madison. More people in Dane County getting measles immunization.
9:32am
Dane County Market. Pending condo sales. Pending home sales. Active MLS listingsMonths of inventory.
9:01am
Public Policy Forum. Report sheds light on possible bus system improvements.

Congress

3:57pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on Prime Minister Netanyahu's address to Congress.
3:18pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces bipartisan legislation to improve maternal care access in underserved areas.
3:16pm
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 139. Blasts President Obam for vetoing Keystone Pipeline bill.
3:15pm
AARP. New AARP poll supports bipartisan Congressional family caregiving caucus.
9:59am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan effort to boost Wisconsin nursing programs.
5:56am
Peace Action Wisconsin. Urges Wisconsin legislators to support diplomacy with Iran.

Politics

8:56am
Daley for State Supreme Court. Launches first ad in state Supreme Court race.

11:40am
USA Today. Feingold's return to Wisconsin could signal Senate bid.
4:52am
CNN. Scott Walker plots South Carolina blitz.

Monday March 2, 2015

Governor

5:20am
Gov. Walker. Announces administrative appointments.

5:11am
One Wisconsin Now. Wrong for Wisconsin right to work advocates get exlusive access on Gov. Walker's European vacation.

Budget

6:03pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Abrahamson. Budget remarks before the Joint Committee on Finance.
5:01pm
DOC Sec. Wall. Budget testimony to Joint Finance Committee.
4:01pm
DOA Sec. Huebsch. Testimony at JFC Agency Briefing.
3:57pm
Rep. Kolste. Rock County legislators to hold bipartisan budget listening session.
12:38pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Agency testimony begins on Gov. Walker's $2.2 billion deficit plan.

5:38am
Milwaukee Business Journal. State budgets $2.8 million in first year to cover Milwaukee arena bonding issue: Fiscal Bureau.
5:24am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: On state debt, Walker kicks the can down the road.
5:01am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Advocates: Walker's budget could hurt programs for disabled.
4:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker wants to end funding for renewable energy program.

Legislative

4:46pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Registers opposition to Right-to-Work bill in Wisconsin Assembly.
4:07pm
Rep. Sargent. Column: Taking care of Wisconsin families.
4:07pm
Rep. Weatherston. Column: Long-term care for the long term.
3:48pm
Center for Media and Democracy. Testimony before the Assembly Committee on Labor (AB-61).
12:07pm
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation NOW: March 2, 2015.
11:27am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Submits testimony for right to work hearing.
9:41am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Newly released report from UW-Madison and UW Extension show right to work states have lower incomes.

1:21pm
WHBY. Leaders want Fox Cities right-to-work hearing.
1:02pm
Chippewa Herald. One ejected from Wisconsin state Assembly hearing 'right-to-work.'
12:55pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly take up union bill with passage likely this week.
8:52am
Reuters. Right-to-work legislation advances in Wisconsin statehouse.
5:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Some schools would be able to start school year earlier under new bill.
5:29am
Beloit Daily News. Assembly eyes Right to Work.
5:25am
Wausau Daily Herald. Local union members dismayed by right-to-work bill.
4:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Labor groups bring pasion, if not much hope, to rally at Capitol.

State Agencies

2:23pm
DWD. To launch enhanced Re-employment Services System.
1:09pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Powerball, Mega Millions, Badger 5 winning tickets sold over weekend.
1:05pm
DWD. Lt. Governor highlights innovative Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training program at Schuette, Inc.
12:49pm
DATCP. Consumers got a fair shake at Wisconsin businesses in 2014.
12:44pm
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter - March 2015.
10:33am
DPI. 98 private schools register for Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.
10:32am
DPI. 20 schools plan to participate in Racine voucher program.
10:30am
DPI. 122 schools plan to participate in Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.

3:06pm
WKOW. Speakers's office yet to review of governor's security detail got raise.
5:39am
Duluth News Tribune. Minnesota, Wisconsin ponder tax reciprocity renewal.

Economy/Business

4:10pm
Boardman & Clark. Employment law update - March 2015.
5:17am
Clean Wisconsin. Statement on Gogebic Taconite closing Wisconsin operation.

5:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. $1 power plant sale could cost We Energies customers $200 million.
4:38am
Minnepolis Star-Tribune. Mining company closing Wisconsin office, says future investment 'unfeasible at this time.' Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Duluth News Tribune.

Statewide

12:39pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Red Cedar Watershed Conference to explore ties between farming, water quality.
12:06pm
Wisconsin Innovation Awards. Awards nominations now open.
11:54am
Wisconsin Technology Council. American Family's Gunder to deliver keynote at March 23 Wisconsin Tech Summit.
9:44am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Wisconsin bankers united under one association.
5:08am
Arts Wisconsin. A conversation: Milwaukee's creative economy and 21st century success - Thursday, March 12.

5:35am
Chippewa Herald. Number of small farms in Wisconsin counties continues to drop.
5:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: State, nation must find alternatives to gasoline tax.

Courts

4:04pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin selected for statewide initiative to expand evidence-based practices in criminal justice system.

10:05am
Bloomberg. Obamacare's survival hangs on four words at U.S. high court: Q&A.

Education

10:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin black suspension rates highest in U.S. for high schools.

Local

1:31pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Milwaukee County Jail 2014 inspection report finds no violations of administrative code. Report.
11:10am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: No simple solution for GM plant.
5:18am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies arrest 6 drunken drivers in Operation Drive Sober.

5:15am
National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom. Amish family with very young children facing wintertime eviction (placard) from home by county.

Congress

4:46pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Senators introduce resolution honoring Nemtsov, calling for action.
5:19am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Votes, again, to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

Federal Agencies

12:40pm
U.S. DVA. Innovative Madison VA program will expand to six other VA hospitals.

5:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gun rights advocates bristle at proposed ban on type of armor-piercing bullet.

Politics

4:48pm
DNR. Did Scott Walker say he's no longer Wisconsin's governor?

12:59pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker accuses obama of ignoring alarm bells on Isreal.
4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Behind Scott Walker's claim of doing what he says, a record of dropping bombshells.
4:51am
Wall Street Journal. Scott Walker confronts doubts about his grasp of foreigh policy.
4:48am
Bloomberg. Will Scott Walker's comparison of ISIS and union protesters matter?
4:44am
Christian Science Monitor. Can Scott Walker ride union-busting to the White House?
4:43am
The Hill. Walker: I have changed my mind on immigration. Appleton Post Crescent.
4:39am
ABC News. Wisconsin's Walker Adjusts to rigor of presidential politics.

 

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