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Friday April 24, 2015 - Updated 4:30pm

Governor

4:29pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Cost to protect Walker more than tripled since Doyle.
5:24am
Chippewa Herald. Scott Walker's political group says it will repay security travel costs.

Budget

3:05pm
Reps. Taylor, Hintz. Earth Day or Apirl Fools Day?
11:20am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Studying the details and making decisions.
5:28am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Let's debunk a few budget myths.

11:58am
Cap Times. Lawsuit on behalf of electric ratepayers one motive behind move to kill Citizens Utility Board.
5:14am
Appleton Post Crescent. Outagamie County concerned about recycling cuts.
5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tom Barrett reveals little about arena funding talks. Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee Business Journal.

Legislative

12:49pm
Reps. Hesselbein, Brostoff. DeVry campus closing shows need for state watchdog, reps say.
11:18am
Sen Vukmir. Tax Freedom Day in Wisconsin.
5:31am
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. Senator Devin LeMahieu and Representative Mike Kuglitsch named as State Conservation Legislators of the Year.
5:27am
Rep. Macco. Introduces ABLE bill.

State Agencies

1:50pm
Edge Messaging. AG Brad Schimel Half Hour Happy Hour interview. 
1:18pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, April 26-May 2.
11:59am
DWD. Deputy Secretary congratulates Youth Apprenticeship graduates in Dane County.
11:13am

OCI. Bulleting to insurer: Guidance regarding the U.S. HHS extended transitional policy for large employers with 51-100 employees.

5:29am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

5:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State corrections official says prisons understaffed for mental health care.
5:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New state parole chief faces pressure from justice reform advocates.

Economy/Business

11:15am
Alliant Energy. Proposes continued investment in clean Wisconsin energy.
5:30am
Integrys Group. Michigan PSC approves Wisconsin Energy acquisition of Integrys Energy Group.

1:23pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Alliant Energy proposes $750 million gas-fired power plant in Beloit.
5:16am
Janesville Gazette. Trade partners shying away from poultry, egg products due to bird flu in Iowa, Midwest.

Statewide

2:26pm
One Wisconsin Now. 1T day: Worst. Anniversary. Ever.
1:53pm
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Metro Realty. Carol Roen named CEO.
1:19pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Wisconsin bankers educate young consumers through reading.
12:00pm
Wisconsin Fair Housing Network. Statewide fair housing awards presented.

5:16am
Dunn County News. Deadly bird flu continues march across state.
5:13am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Binge drinking in state still far exceeds U.S. average.

Courts

3:00pm
Dane County Circuit Court. Machinists Local Lodge 1061 v. State - Defendants' motion to dismiss and brief in support.
8:50am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Michael R. Luedtke.
8:49am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Paul G. Belke.

Education

4:30pm
UW-Eau Claire. Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity to feature faculty-student projects.
1:18pm
UW-River Falls. Head Softball Coach Perkins to retire following 2015 season.
11:57am
UW-Madison. From farm to city to farm again: Startup will implement new phosphorus recycling process in Midwest.
11:56am
UW-River Falls. Seven undergrads honored with Chancellor's Award for Students.

5:42am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison School District eyes 'full-service' schools to serve community needs.
5:17am
Badger Herald. Could raising the cap on out-of-state student enrollment be next?

Local

2:20pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. City unveils draft public market business plan. 
9:37am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Venture investment trends in Northeast Wisconsin highlighted at WIN-Northeast May 7 luncheon.

5:26am
Milwaukee Ald. Puente. MPS officers make armed robbery arrests.

Congress

2:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Champions efforts to promote Wisconsin's national scenic trails.
11:19am
RPW. ICYMI: Baldwin campaign pays $45,000 for law firm on Tomah flap.

Federal Agencies

9:38am
Cornucopia Institute. Prominent government watchdog asks Obama Administration to remove organic leadership at USDA.

5:33am
The Hill. Republicans debate keeping ObamaCare subsidies until 2017.

Politics

11:16am
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker's economic development agency under the microscope.

5:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Gov. Scott Walker's shifting views on immigration.
5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. On campaign trail, Walker sheds light on influence of faith.

Thursday April 23, 2015

Governor

10:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker addresses potential Natural Resources layoffs.
5:01am
WBAY. Gov. Walker visits the Fox Valley.

Budget

4:14pm
Rep. Krug. Public budget hearings update.
3:49pm
UW Colleges and UW Extension Chancellor Sandeen. Statement on Rep. Quinn and Rep. Brooks budget motion.
1:48pm
Reps. Quinn, E. Brooks. Move to protect 2 year UW campuses, UW-Extension.

1:32pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Poll: Two-thirds of respondents oppose $300M budget cut for UW System.
11:23am
WKOW. Sen. Fitzgerald says lawmakers feel "even less of a commitment" to restore $300 million UW System cut.
8:18am
WFRV. State budget plan cuts money for recycling.
5:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker says his budget repeals Common Core, but it only reiterates existing law.
5:27am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Restore funding for Citizens Utility Board.
5:23am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Funding puzzle needs solutions.
5:07am
Vernon Broadcaster. JFC votes against Gov. Walker's plan for Kickapoo Valley Reserve.
5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker: Any uptick in revenue should go to K-12.
5:05am
Fox 11. Walker says there won't be 'huge amount' of new revenue.
5:00am
SW News. UW-Platteville announces first round of cuts.
5:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin residents ok with park fee increases, corporate naming, not so much.
4:58am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Arena summit to reconvene Thursday; public lands board plan still in play.

Legislative

4:17pm
Rep. Macco. Lt. Governor joins in "Journey of Wisconsin Worker Day."
4:12pm
Sen. Petrowski, Rep. Neylon. Bill protecting victims of harassment heads to Senate floor.
3:51pm
Wisconsin BPDD. Disability organizations support new ABLE Act legislation to help people plan for the future.
3:24pm
Rep. Barnes. Statement on gun violence prevention legislation.
2:27pm
Rep. Sargent. Upskirting bill advances from Senate Judiciary Committee.
1:54pm
Rep. Neylon. Submits letter to FAA on UAS regulations. Letter.
12:00pm
Rep. Steineke. Assembly Republicans tackle failed Smarter Balance system.
10:40am
Sen. Harris Dodd, Rep. Berceau. Legislative Democrats introduce universal background check bill.
10:23am
Sen. Harris Dodd. Weekly Democratic Radio Address.
10:22am
Rep. Jorgensen. Offers help to McCain Foods workers following news of Fort Atkinson plant closure.

3:23pm
AP. Bill  to fix problem with marijuana byproduct law circulated.
10:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Vos: Taxpayers feel 'ripped off' by Badger Exam.
5:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee lawmaker vows to keep up effort on gun sale background checks.
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lawmaker seeks 'black box' recordings in operating rooms.

State Agencies

3:26pm
DATCP. Second avian influenza detection found in Barron County commercial turkey facility.
2:30pm
DWD. Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training program highlighted in Rice Lake.
2:22pm
WHEDA. Awards $12.5 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits statewide.
2:00pm
DPI. School libraries to share $35.5 million from Common School Fund.
1:42pm
DWD. Issues positive UI financial outlook report.
12:50pm
WEDC, UW-Extension. SBIR Advance thrid round opens for high-tech small businesses.
10:41am
OCI. Insurance Commissioner says "Get Money Smart."
10:34am
DWD. Lt. Governor celebrates STEM education with project lead the way.
9:39am
DATCP. Accepting applications for dairy processor grants.

5:04am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Protesters address climate change at Capitol.

Economy/Business

10:33am
WMTV. McCain Foods to close Fort Atkinson plant.

Statewide

2:26pm
AARP Wisconsin. Seeks nominees for top community service volunteer award.
12:16pm
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Power of Wisconsin's constitutional offices have shifted.
11:38am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Announces new communications director.
10:25am
Wisconsin Technology Council, IBM, WEA Trust. Twenty-six entires advance to second phase in 'Wisconsin YES!' youth biz plan contest.
9:36am
Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin. Construction Workers' Memorial Service scheduled for April 28, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
9:29am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. ManpowerGroup joins as Gold Founding Member.

5:33am
Racine Journal Times. Lake Michigan reaches highest level since 1998.

Courts

9:00am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Michael R. Griep.

5:09am
Wall Street Journal. Editorial: Wisconsin goes to the Supremes.

Education

2:02pm
UW-Stout. University claims state recycling crown for second straight year.
1:27pm
Marquette University. Rick Majerus Family Foundation gives $1 million to Marquette to create endowed scholarship in his honor.
10:37am
UW-Madison. Program helps address nursing shortage in rural Wisconsin.

11:10am
Marquette University. And Alverno College win WELCOA Gold.
5:10am
Daily Cardinal. Student Council proposes increased minimum wage, Wisconsin Grant funding.

Local

3:59pm
Rape Crisis Center. Welcomes new board members.
12:53pm
Wisconsin Procurement Institute. 3rd Annual U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Business Conference.
10:48am
MacIver Institute. Mayor Tom Barrett needs to end his trolley folly lawsuit.

4:59am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Amtrak's Hiawatha route may be hit by proposed Illinois budget cut.

Congress

3:06pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Bipartisan, bicameral bill aims to curb federal improper payments to the deceased.
1:59pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on Loretta Lynch confirmation.
1:16pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on confirmation of Loretta Lynch.
1:15pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Calls on Sec. Vilsack to detail the USDA response plan to address bird flu outbreak.
10:36am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Merkley. Introduce bill to require federal transportation projects to use made-in-America materials.
10:18am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Introduces bills to promote healthy lifestyles for kids.

5:43am
Reuters. Republicans move to extend spies' power to collect phone data.
5:21am
Chippewa Herald. Kind bill would require IGs to publish all reports.

Federal Agencies

5:21am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. CDC eyeing bird flu vaccine for humans, though risk is low.

Politics

3:47pm
Bloomberg. Scott Walker once gave Jeb Bush's brother campaign advice.
12:26pm
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. In Minnesota visit, Walker discounts idea Wisconsin's economy is performing at inferior rate.
5:24am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Walker won't disclose presidential ambitions until June.
5:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Declining approval back home could complicate a Walker presidential bid.
5:02am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Gov. Walker to speak at Edina gathering.
5:01am
Bloomberg. Scott Walker defends Wisconsin subsidies to Kohl's

Wednesday April 22, 2015

Governor

4:36pm
Gov. Walker. Attends groundbreaking ceremony at Werner Electric Supply.
5:25am
Gov. Walker. Orders flags flown at half staff in honor of Airman First Class Kelly Tomfohrde. Executive Order #158.

Budget

3:30pm
Sen. Marklein. Joint Finance Committee action on state budget.
3:28pm
Rep. Nerison. Ensures Kickapoo Valley Reserve remains untouched in state budget.
3:18pm
Sen. Carpenter. Sticking it to Milwaukee again?
2:21pm
Sen. Hansen. Republicans okay with taxpayers footing the bill for Governor Walker's presidential campaign travel.
1:39pm
Sen. Shilling. Republicans reject oversight of Gov. Walker's campaign travel.
12:46pm
DPW. Happy Earth Day? Scott Walker's Department of Natural Resources announces 57 layoffs.
12:22pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Move to preserve DNR services, push for more transparency on Walker out-of-state travel.
12:04pm
Wisconsin Personal Services Association. Wisconsin's long-term care workforce in crisis.
11:24am
Sen. Nass. Keep Bucks arena deal out of budget.
5:23am
Sen. Taylor. Motion reduces police militarization.

4:58pm
WHBY. Counties could lose recycling money in budget.
3:13pm
Wauwatosa Now. Wauwatosans ask lawmakers to save IRIS care for seniors and residents with disabilities.
3:09pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. 2 UW campuses report one-third of employees seeking voluntary buyouts.
3:00pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Arena funding summit in Madison begins with air of hope.
12:42pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Committee allows 'personal use' of un-registered tractors.
12:38pm
WKOW. Budget committee approves funding for dead deer removal.
12:10pm
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: On this Earth Day, state budget risks land preservation.
11:00am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Online renewal of Wisconsin driver's licenses scaled back.
10:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Religious groups ask lawmakers to reject tying aid to drug testing.
10:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fifty-seven DNR staff receive layoff notices.
10:49am
AP. Wisconsin DNR sends layoff notices to 57 employees.
9:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Legislature's budget committee to discuss Scott Walker's proposals.
5:43am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Joint Finance co-chair Nygren: Tom Barrett needs to 'get serious' about arena funding.
5:36am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Mliwaukee Bucks president 'confident' arena deal will be reached in two weeks.
5:12am
Janesville Gazette. Fees to hunt, fish in Wisconsin to be discussed by Legislature's budget committee.
5:05am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Bucks president backs off deadline on arena talks.

Senate Floor Session

9:19am
Sen. Taylor. 48-hour waiting period was meant to "cool off."

Legislative

5:02pm
Rep. Steffen. Introduces bill to eliminate HealthCare Golden Parachute for legislators.
4:49pm
Rep. Zepnick. Walker's comments on immigration out of line.
4:12pm
Sen. Stroebel. Takes first votes in State Senate.
4:01pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Announces committee appointments.
2:43pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Statement in response to a legislative proposal introduced April 22 RE: cameras in the operating room.
2:28pm
Rep. Jorgensen. To hold listening session in Oregon May 1st.
1:47pm
Rep. Jacque. Traffic safety measure passes Legislature, awaits Governor's signature.
12:34pm
Rep. Subeck. On Earth Day, proudly stands up for Wisconsin's natural resources.
10:47am
Rep. Spreitzer. On Earth Day, proud to stand up for Wisconsin's natural resources.
10:39am
Reps. Hebl, Mason. Assembly Democrats: On Earth Day, support our environment.
9:08am
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. Shooting data exists but is illegal to share: Milwaukee needs the State's help.
5:28am
Wisconsin Credit Union League, Cooperative Network. Senate hearing on state agency merger to include cooperative opposition.
5:18am
Rep. Rohrkaste. Circulates bills promoting substance abuse treatment & workforce readiness.

2:57pm
WISC. Walker officials tout bill to eliminate college board.
5:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Keep Wisconsin's 48-hour waiting period for handgun buys.
5:08am
Racine Journal Times. Council opposes personal property tax repeal.
5:06am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan council opposes personal property tax repeal.
5:01am
WSAU. State officials upset with U.S. Forest Service cuts want Wisconsin to manage the forests.
5:00am
WBAY. "Stolen Valor Law" still moving through WI Legislature.

State Agencies

2:34pm
DATCP. Second avian influenza detection found in Jefferson County commercial egg-laying facility.
2:04pm
DPI. Wisconsin awardees recognized for sustainability.
1:33pm
Wisconsin Lottery. $59,000 Bdger 5 ticket sold in Racine.
12:49pm
DWD. Wisconsin local employment & unemployment estimates released.
12:23pm
DATCP. Tickets available for 68th Alice in Dairyland finale.
8:59am
State Treasurer Adamczyk. Effectively ends La Follette junkets wasting education funds.
8:55am
DATCP. Avian influenza detected in Chippewa county turkey flock.
8:53am
WEDC. Wisconsin delegation returns home from Western Europe trade mission.

Economy/Business

3:12pm
Dairyland Power Cooperative. Expands renewable energy portfolio.
12:21pm
Cabela's Prepares for grand opening of Sun Prairie Store.
9:48am
Xcel Energy. Named No. 1 utility wind provider for 11th consecutive year.

11:06am
Business Insurance. Financial incentives for wellness gain popularity.

Statewide

12:33pm
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. New provider educational resource aims to help improve quality care for LGBT individuals and their families.

5:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Study: Low wages cost taxpayers $153B annually in public assistance for working families.
5:13am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. With bird flu spreading, USDA starts on potential vaccine.

Courts

5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Court hears oral arguments on Milwaukee's residency rule.

Education

3:16pm
MPS. Prosthetic hands made by MPS students one of 200+ projects at new MPS STEM Fair.
3:15pm
UW-Stout. Teams top 300 mpg in Supermileage Challenge on campus.
12:24pm
UW-Madison. Expert on infant learning elected to American Academy.
11:29am
UW-Stout. Three high school students receive 2015 Stout Scholarship.
10:27am
Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation. Kegonsa Elementary awarded a school garden grant
9:50am
MPS. Student in the running for nation's highest honor for graduating HS seniors.
5:27am
MPS. Essay confronting depression, anxiety earns MPS student 2nd prize in national contest.
5:03am
UW-Madison. Annual study shows Wisconsin poverty rate rose in fragile economic recovery.
5:02am
UW-Madison. Engineered softwood could transform pulp, paper and biofuel industries.

12:43pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. WIAA plans on competitive equity voted down.
11:23am
AFT, Local 212. Milwaukee Area Technical College's education professionals voted overwhelmingly to recertify their union.
5:10am
Beloit Daily News. Waiving of hiring policy debated.

Local

12:13pm
Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Announces campaign to remove Estabrook Dam.
12:08pm
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Crime and disorder forcing businesses to close.
5:21am
Metcalfe's Market. World's largest brat fest returns to Alliant Energy Center Memorial Day weekend. Zero Waste Initiative.
5:19am
Capital Area Regional Planning Commission. National leader coming to Madison to discuss lessons for regional success.

5:14am
Chippewa Herald. Bird flu lands at Chippewa County farm.
5:09am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Without ironworkers, progress slows on St. Croix Bridge project.

Congress

2:54pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on bird flu outbreak in Western and Central Wisconsin.
11:30am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Chairman Johnson continues border hearing series.
9:01am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Opening statement of Chairman Ron Johnson: "Securing the border: Understanding threats and strategies for the northern border."
8:54am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Unites Wisconsin House delegation in response to crisis at Tomah VA.

5:04am
Manitiwoc Herald Times Reporter. Kind leads bipartisan effort to ban secret reports.

Politics

2:59pm
One Wisconsin Now. An Earth Day 2015 primer on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and climate change.
2:30pm
Rae for Chair. State Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd endorses.

12:40pm
Wisconsin Public Service. Survey: Most Wisconsinites don't want Walker to run for president.
5:01am
TIME. David Koch explains why he likes Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.

Tuesday April 21, 2015

Budget

4:21pm
Various Religious Organizations. Oppose governor's drug testing proposals. Letter to Joint Finance Members.
2:07pm
Rep. Nygren. Column: Republicans show discipline with Bucks Arena skepticism.
1:13pm
Associated Students of Madison. Administrators announce program cuts, negatively affect students.
11:38am
DWD Sec. Newson. Worker's compensation proposal represents common-sense reform.
5:35am
Wisconsin Urban & Rural Transit Association. Public Transportation Legislative Day news conference Wednesday, April 22.

2:48pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bucks president: Arena funding plan must be finalized in 10 days.
11:38am
WISC. DNR may get out of the dead deer business.
5:05am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Menomonie council opposes cuts in state aid.
5:04am
La Crosse Tribune. UW-L cutting 45 positions, increasing enrollment to bridge budget gap.
5:01am
Duluth News Tribune. Editorial: Northern Wisconsin fights for faster Web, too.

Senate Floor Session

4:49pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. State Senate passes implements of husbandry update bill.
4:31pm
Rep. Jagler. Bill on college readiness headed to governor's desk.
4:22pm
Sen. Petrowski. Farm implement bill passes state Senate.
3:33pm
Sen. Lassa. Ride sharing bill passes Senate.
3:31pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on GOP repealing 48-hour cooling-off period for gun purchases.
2:17pm
Sen. Lasee. Statement on passage of "Uber Bill."
12:54pm
Trade Association Coalition. Hails passage of legislative measure declaring April, 2015 "Forestry and Paper Products Month."

4:54pm
Capital Times. Wisconsin Senate passes bill to scrap 48-hour period for handgun purchases.
2:18pm
AP. Wisconsin Senate OKs ride-hailing regulations.
11:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate poised to vote to end Wisconsin's handgun waiting period.

Legislative

4:40pm
Sen. Tiffany; Reps. Swearingen, Mursau. Statement on reduced recreational services in national forest.
4:30pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Welcomes Senator Stroebel.
4:18pm
Rep. Zepnick. Lauds Supreme Court ruling on price gouging.
2:33pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Earth Day celebrates Wisconsin's environmental education heritage.
10:53am
Sen. Stroebel. To be sworn-in to State Senate.

1:33pm
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Ridesharing should be regulated statewide.
5:09am
Capital Times. Vote to scrap wait period for handgun purchases comes after surge in Wisconsin gun violence.
5:06am
Janesville Gazette. Senate to consider bill creating regulations for ride-hailing companies.
5:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Proposal would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Wisconsin.
5:02am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Sen. Fitzgerald sets meeting for Wednesday on arena funding.

State Agencies

4:50pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. $3.3 million for community projects.
4:17pm
DOR. Former Albion tavern operator sentenced for tax crimes.
3:55pm
DNR. Weekly news.
3:51pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin's 12-month unemployment rate decline from 5.6% to 4.6% is considered 'significant' in March 2015 state-by-state report.
1:52pm
DPI. Wisconsin has nine Presidential Scholar semifinalists.
11:48am
Wisconsin Lottery. Announces Top Dog contest winners.
11:20am
Better Environmental News. Energy consultant tells state land commissioners to work together to save tax money, create jobs and cut pollution.

Statewide

11:08am
Cornucopia Institute. Organic watchdog grows scientific staff, leadership capacity.
10:51am
Adams Outdoor Advertising. Young at Art: MMOCA partners with Adams Outdoor Advertising to support local art education.
9:43am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Flying high: Aviation firm co-founder to speak at 2015 Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Conference.
5:36am
Blue Jean Nation. Seeks crowdfunding.

5:30am
USA Today. A third of workers have almost no retirement savings.
5:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Warming climate brings more rain, but Mississippi River floods remain unpredictable.
5:00am
Reuters. Iowa reports biggest U.S. outbreak of bird flu in poultry.
4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Despite job gains, poverty in Wisconsin ticks up, report says.

Courts

9:56am
District I Court of Appeals. David G. Porter v. Ford Motor Company.

4:43pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal judge clears way for Supreme Court to elect chief justice.
11:12am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Justice Bradley to defend herself in Abrahamson lawsuit.
5:10am
Chippewa Herald. Environmentalists contest broadened use of new herbicide.

Education

1:39pm
UW Colleges. Students to display research projects at state Capitol.
12:59pm
UW-Stout. School of Art and Design students, faculty recognized.

4:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As Wisconsin's new Badger Exam rolls out, parents opting kids out.

Local

4:45pm
Sweet Water. Annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lakes Conference.
2:30pm
City of Madison. Receives Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership grant.
1:24pm
Clean Lakes Alliance, Spectrum Brands. Spectrum Brands to work for the lakes.

5:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Amid spike in Milwaukee gun violence, gun control activist says city officials' hands are tied.

Congress

4:46pm
U.S. Reps. Sensenbrenner, L. Smith, and P. Ryan. Introduce resolution on climate change negotiations.
1:37pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Chairman, ranking member call on Treasury official for answers.
1:34pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Farmers, groups express enthusiasm, concerns over expanding feds fast-track authority for trade deals.
9:54am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Introduces bill to protect Americans from further damaging effects of Obamacare: Preserving freedom and choice in health care.
5:37am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. ICYMI: Johnson in Senate-House Budget Conference.

3:37pm
The Hill. GOP senator unveils new ObamaCare backup plan.
5:30am
WMTV. Baldwin spokesman dismisses ex-staffer's complaint to ethics committee.

Politics

4:42pm
Dorow for State Senate. Hires Edge Messaging to advise special election campaign.
1:14pm
One Wisconsin Now. Koch brothers support Koch loyalist Scott Walker in race for 2016 presidential nomination.

3:35pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker to headline voucher school summit.
1:35pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker suggests limiting legal immigration.
4:57am
New York Times. G.O.P. donors signal a favorite: Wisconsin Governor.

Monday April 20, 2015

Governor

1:41pm
Gov. Walker. Issues Executive Order #157 declaring a State of Emergency in response to ongoing drought and elevated wildfire conditions.
1:35pm
Gov. Walker. Authorizes National Guard to assist in response to avian flu outbreak.

5:09am
Portage Daily Register. Editorial: Taxpayers shouldn't fund Walker trips.

Budget

5:01pm
Rep. VanderMeer. Joins the Joint Finance Committee in supporting veterans' education.
3:03pm
Rep. Kremer. Column regarding Senior Care and IRIS.
11:59am
UW-Stout. Voluntary separation incentive offered to help meet fiscal challenges.
9:18am
Rep. Kremer, Sen. LeMahieu. Applaud Joint Finance Committee for approving budget provision to discourage food stamp fraud.

2:28pm
Chippewa Herald. UW-Stout announces worker buyout plan.
2:24pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Rep. Gordon Hintz: Wisconsin's unnecessary crisis budget.
5:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Lawmakers should adopt better budget.
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Citizen watchdog imperiled by budget cuts.
5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Business group trying to cut Citizens Utility Board funding.
5:05am
ESPN. Bucks need to break ground soon.
4:56am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Budget would reduce prison staff, leave towers unmanned.
4:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Legislators digging in on Milwaukee contribution to new arena.

Legislative

3:14pm
Rep. Goyke. Milwaukee Democrats call on Gov. Walker to take prompt action against violence in the City of Milwaukee. Letter to Gov. Walker.
2:48pm
National Association of Social Workers - Wisconsin Chapter. Opposition to AB-49/SB-35, lifting the 48 hour waiting period for hand gun purchases.
12:18pm
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation NOW: April 20, 2015.
11:56am
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Letter to DPI Supt. Evers regarding Badger Exam.
10:19am
Sen. Gudex. Announces listening sessions.
9:17am
Sen. Carpenter. Public hearing in downtown Milwaukee on arena deal needed.

5:34am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Lawmaker: Waste haulers need to promote 2013 Wisconsin law.
5:06am
Capital Times. Wisconsin Republicans introduce bill to require photo IDs for food stamp recipients.

State Agencies

4:15pm
GAB. Senate District 20 results certified.
9:22am
DATCP. Leading ag trade mission to China.
5:48am
DATCP. Wisconsin state veterinarian bans poultry movement to control spread of H5N2 avian influenza virus.
5:46am
WEDC. Local Wisconsin Main Street organizations recognized at annual awards ceremony.

5:23am
Wausau Daily Herald. Low turnout for conservation hearings frustrates organizers.
5:06am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Come together for tax reciprocity deal.

Economy/Business

5:41am
Duluth News Tribune. Kestrel combines with Eclipse for form ONE Aviation.

Statewide

12:05pm
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Big wells require more oversight.
9:21am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. 2015 March home sales report.

Courts

4:34pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Asks State to recognize same-sex couples' right to be on birth certificates of their children.
9:15am
United States Supreme Court. Wisconsin v. Lac Courte Oreilles Band - certiorari denied (page 3, case 14-792).

12:26pm
WBAY. Supreme Court rejects Wisconsin appeal over tribal night hunts.

Education

1:10pm
Marquette University. College of Communication announces next class of journalists to join O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism.
12:59pm
MPS. High schools take state's top 2 spots on Washington Post best list.
12:17pm
UW System. 130 students to showcase undergraduate research at 12th Posters in the Rotunda.
10:27am
UW-Extension. Focus turns to financial literacy during Money Smart Week 2015.
10:21am
UW-Madison. Faster, smaller, cheaper: Technigue could speed biologic drugs.
5:47am
UW-Madison. New developments in midwestern canine influenza outbreak.

Local

4:15pm
City of Madison. National report: Youth e-cigarette use triples from 2013 to 2014.
2:20pm
Monroe Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Carper named director.
12:02pm
U.S. HUD. To connect low-income workers with job opportunities in Racine.
10:18am
Variety - The Children's Charity. To celebrate 80th birthday with international conference, parties, proclamations and more.
5:49am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 5 arrests.

Congress

2:26pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Condemns ISIS slaughter of Christians in Libya.
12:20pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.
11:58am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Returns $92,587 to taxpayers from annual office budget.
10:21am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. 'A little bit of freedom, a little bit more choice.'

2:23pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fired staffer accuses Tammy Baldwin's office of coverup in VA scandal.
1:05pm
NBC 15. Baldwin's former state director files ethics complaint.
5:32am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Pocan is right. Affirm the vote.

Federal Agencies

2:29pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tomah VA reducing hours of urgent care clinic amid nursing shortage.
10:24am
Occupational Health & Safety. EEOC publishes major rule on wellness incentives.

Politics

12:23pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Republican Dorow to run for state Senate.
12:19pm
Laning for Chair. Announces Rep. David Bowen as 1st Vice Chair candidate.
11:09am
Dorow for State Senate. Launches campaign for Wisconsin State Senate.

5:52am
Bloomberg. Walker's frugal shopping tale doesn't mention taxpayer millions.
5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As New Hampshire weighs GOP field, Scott Walker focuses on Hillary Clinton.
4:59am
The Hill. Walker: Clinton 'measures success' by government dependency.
4:57am
LA Times. In New Hampshire, Republicans squabble over foreign policy, experience.

Friday April 17, 2015

Governor

5:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Gov. Scott Walker's dual mission in his overseas trips.

Budget

4:30pm
WTCS. Legislature's Joint Finance Committee supports tech colleges in state budget.
3:26pm
Rep. Krug. Champions fraud prevention efforts.
2:59pm
UW-Platteville. Voluntary Separation Incentive Program announcement.
2:47pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on UW-Madison cuts.
2:14pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Transportation fund sees improvement.
1:47pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Budget motion eases veterans' return to school.
1:26pm
Sen. Nass. UW-Madison announces "political" cuts.
12:16pm
UW-Madison Chancellor Blank. (Blank's Slate) Update on budget reductions.
10:53am
Rep. Barca. Urges state budget committee to take bold action to invest in worker training.
10:50am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Champion closing the worker skills gap and support for veterans.
10:20am
Customers First! Coalition. Statement opposing the Joint Committee on Finance vote on 4/15/15 to decrease funding for the PSC's intervenor compensation program.
10:17am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Lawmakers receive hundreds of stories from individuals impacted by changes to Family Care and IRIS.
9:52am
Citizens Utility Board. Legislative committee votes to gut funding for organizations that fight utility rate increase proposals before the PSC.
9:08am
Wisconsin Eye. Newsmakers: JFC Co-Chairs Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. John Nygren.
5:09am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: People speak out about consequences of budget decisions.

1:36pm
Chippewa Herald. Lawmakers put off discussion on erasing education board.
12:46pm
WISC. UW-Platteville offers separation incentives.
12:23pm
Wisconsin State Journal. UW-Madison chancellor: Scott Walker's proposal will mean cuts of 400 jobs, programs. AP.
12:22pm
AP. Budget committee approves more oversight on police equipment.
12:21pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW-Madison to cut 400 jobs, close and merge programs.
10:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers to take up Scott Walker budget moves.
5:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker's move to ax for-profit college board comes with unanswered questions.
5:17am
Appleton Post Crescent. Tom Nelson sounds off on Family Care.
5:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Overwhelming thumbs-down from voters on $150M in state funding for downtown arena: MU poll.
4:58am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin finance committee to decide whether to wipe out higher education board.

Legislative

11:32am
Sen. Ringhand. Homestead credit provides tax relief to low-income families and seniors.
9:03am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Looks to increase funding to hire more police.

12:11pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Health groups back bill for more phys ed in Wisconsin schools.
5:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rideshare bill clears state Senate committee.

State Agencies

2:26pm
Wisconsin Conservation Congress. Learn to Hunt Bear Tag applications due April 22.
1:15pm
WEDC. Wisconsin delegation makes connections with key industry leaders in Spain
12:29pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, April 19-25.
11:49am
DPI Supt. Evers. Statement on Marquette University Law School poll.
10:07am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

Economy/Business

2:48pm
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service requests new electric and natural gas rates for 2016.

4:58am
WBAY. Wisconsin unemployment falls to pre-recession levels.

Statewide

4:47pm
United Wisconsin Grain Producers. Recognized for 10 yeras of positive economic impact.
10:39am
Wisconsin Economic Development Association. And the League of Wisconsin Municipalities sign agreement.
10:34am
Justice Initiatives Institute. New report: Cited in Milwaukee - The Cost of Unpaid Municipal Citations.
10:16am
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service reminder: Contact 811 Diggers Hotline (WI) or Miss Dig (MI) before ANY yard project involving digging begins.
10:07am
WPHCA. Announces new board leadership.

4:59am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. USDA veterinarian: Bird flu outbreak could be 'devastating.'

Courts

12:58pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.
12:28pm
DOJ. Letters regarding representation in Shirley Abrahamson v. Scott Neitzel case.
9:04am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Ernesto Chavez.

5:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Justice Crooks rips Abrahamson for digging in heels on job.
5:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. ACLU working to expand acceptable voter ID types.

Education

4:52pm
WEAC. Wisconsin poll results signal need to support neighborhood public schools.
12:54pm
Marquette University. Has two winners of prestigious Fulbright Awards.
10:41am
UW-Madison. Cramer named director of Morgridge Center for Public Service.
9:47am
UW-Madison. Eight student services professionals win SPA awards.

Local

11:07am
Milwaukee Ald. Davis. An opportunity lost, and now we're paying the cost.

Congress

11:30am
South Central Federation of Labor. Commends Rep. Pocan for fast track and TPP stance with A+ report card.
5:07am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Bipartisan group of lawmakers introduce long-term solution for Highway Trust Fund.
5:06am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on trade promotional authority legislation.

Federal Agencies

5:00am
USA Today. Army morale low despite 6-year, $287M optimism program.

Politics

2:16pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker fails to denounce climate change gag order on state employees.
1:53pm
DPW. ICYMI: Support for Scott Walker falls almost as fast as state jobs numbers.

11:34am
New Hampshire Union Leader. Scott Walker: Increase prosperity, not taxes.
4:57am
Bloomberg. Poll shows Scott Walker trailing Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin.

Thursday April 16, 2015

Governor

12:52pm
Gov. Walker. Touts Wisconsin to Spanish business leaders.
9:07am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

Budget

3:11pm
National Asssociation of State Utility Consumer Advocates. Wisconsin should continue to fund utility consumer advocate.
3:07pm
Sen. Ringhand. County-wide assessments removed from state budget.
1:55pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Applauds removal of non-fiscal items from budget.
1:50pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker's budget plan for fewer protections for students from predatory for-profit college industry up for Joint Finance consideration.
12:31pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Column: No one wants to lose the Educational Approval Board.
9:53am
Rep. Jorgensen. Vos idea to triple SeniorCare costs "out-of-touch."
5:24am
Sen. Marklein. Productive first day of Joint Finance Committee action on state budget.
5:23am
Sen. Taylor. GOP Legislature carry Governor's banner.
5:23am
Rep. VanderMeer. Supports local property assessment.
5:22am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Workforce Alliance. Changes proposed to Wisconsin's long term-care system threaten an already-struggling industry.

12:58pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Two lawmakers request public hearing on Walker's proposed budget cuts and changes to UW System.
10:52am
ABC News. Walker's Wisconsin budget shows his conservative ideals.
9:25am
Appleton Post Crescent. County leaders oppose long-term care proposals.
6:01am
WMTV. Budget panel removes $250,000 for wind power study.
5:57am
Sheboygan Press. Walker's budget means staff, program cuts for Sheboygan.
5:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Legislative leaders drop property tax assessment change from Walker budget.
5:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers vote to end funding for Citizens' Utility Board.
5:16am
Racine Journal Times. City resolution opposing personal property tax repeal moves forward.
5:15am
Wausau Daily Herald. School boards speak up about the state budget.
5:11am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Health care costs' broader impacts rarely discussed.
5:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Higher state tax collections could ease planned budget cuts.
5:06am
Milwaukee Business Journal. UWM chancellor: Buyouts, tuition hikes not enough to addres proposed state budget cut.

Legislative

4:05pm
Sen. Hansen. Response to Marquette University Law School Poll.
1:31pm
Rep. Barca. Marquette Poll shows overwhelming opposition to extreme Walker/Republican budget.
10:32am
Rep. Steineke. Column: New Bucks stadium brings increased tax revenue and jobs.
9:43am
Rep. Shankland. Democratic Weekly Radio Address.
9:39am
Wisconsin Eye. Civil Dialogue: Sen. Paul Farrow and Sen. Jennifer Shilling.
9:30am
ABC of Wisconsin. Statement in response to prevailing wage study.
9:04am
Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired. Legislative Day Thursday, April 16.
9:01am
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: What is the big deal about equal pay?

4:38pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Farrow says legislature may take no action on accountability.
12:50pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin lawmakers work to catch up with e-cigarette boom.
11:32am
WMTV. Farrow says Legislature may take no action on accountability.
6:02am
WHBL. Stroebel sworn in as new State Senator.
5:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New Senate school accountability bill drops controversial elements.
5:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers consider expanding concealed carry to members of military stationed in Wisconsin.

State Agencies

3:57pm
WEDC. New program announced to advance water entrepreneurship.
2:41pm
DVA. Announces Medicare certification for King Home.
2:40pm
DWD. And workforce partners complete 2014 Manufacturing Month Report.
1:42pm
DWD. Wisconsin unemployment rate declines to 4.6% in March.
12:06pm
DHS. Prom and graduation time: A reminder that everyone has a role in preventing underage drinking.
9:57am
DATCP. Avian influenze detected in Juneau and Barron County poultry.

12:49pm
Wisconsin State Journal. 46 pension fund managers awarded six-figure bonuses.
12:44pm
La Crosse Tribune. Reciprocity deal could be near for Wisconsin, Minnesota.
10:27am
Cap Times. Wisconsin DHS auditor retreats from $3.5 million claim against family planning clinics.

Economy/Business

12:53pm
Wisconsin Energy Corp. Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends.
9:55am
Trillium CNG. Wins 2015 "Supplier of the Year" award at PepsiCo Fleet Summit.

Statewide

4:55pm
Michael Best & Friedrich. Welcomes former Public Service Commission chairperson to Madison office.
4:04pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Jim Holte named Interim Chief Administrative Officer.
3:22pm
Alliant Energy. Back by popular demand: Public tours of the Prairie du Sac Dam.
3:13pm
The Federalist Society. April 28, 2015 - 25th Anniversary of Milwaukee School Choice Program.
1:40pm
Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Leading conservative non-profits to host Affirmative Action debate at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Flyer.
12:29pm
Xcel Energy. Recognizes Lineman Appreciation Day.
9:02am
Xcel Energy. Cautions customers about scam activity.
5:26am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Wisconsin campaign finance deregulation/John Doe II case before state Supreme Court/Walker's campaign finance views.

Courts

2:46pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Names change for State Law Library branches in Madison, Milwaukee.
9:05am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Jon Evenson.

5:13am
Cap Times. Editorial: Chief Justice Abrahamson is right to seek clarification of conflict.
5:08am
La Crosse Tribune. Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test.

Education

2:48pm
UW-River Falls. Soils team is back-to-back national champions.
2:39pm
UW-River Falls. Onan named 2015 Distinguished Teacher.
2:17pm
Marquette University. To honor outstanding graduates at Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 23-25.
1:09pm
MPS. Riverside robotics team heading to national championship after regional win.
9:42am
UW System. Six faculty selected to lead grant project focused on student success.
9:11am
UW-River Falls. To host advanced placement U.S. History Review Day.

11:40am
Badger Herald. Campus diversity framework near completion despite concern over lacking student voice.

Local

1:52pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Milwaukee County to be recognized as Silver Award winner at upcoming Well City Milwaukee Event.
9:14am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement regarding April 14 demonstration.

12:46pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Coalition campaign urges Mayor Barrett, Common Council to ramp up arena funding.
5:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. Police: Video of arrests at Tony Robinson protest disproves claim of 'violent' tactics.

Congress

4:06pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Bipartisan group of House lawmakers reintroduce The Innovation Protection Act.
4:03pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on bipartisan legislation to fix "No Child Left Behind."
2:43pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Opposes fast-track Trade Promotion Authority plan.
2:01pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces support for American Innovation Act.
12:00pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Markey; U.S. Rep. Nadler. Introduce legislation to level the playing field for American visual artists.
10:43am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Reintroduces bill to ban federal funding for motorcycle checkpoints.
9:12am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson comments on pilot landing gyrocopter on Capitol grounds.
5:20am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Praises Congress for passage of SGR repeal.

2:16pm
The Hill. Bill would hike gas tax to pay for roads.

Politics

3:09pm
Unintimidated PAC. New super PAC launched to support Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
1:20pm
Marquette University. Marquette Law School poll finds Walker job approval down.
9:40am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Super PAC set up to help Wisconsin's Scott Walker ahead of likely 2016 presidential campaign.

2:03pm
Fox 11. Poll finds widespread oposition to Walker budget ideas.
12:55pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's Wisconsin approval rating drops in lates poll.
11:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Super PAC formed to help Scott Walker in 2016 campaign.
5:10am
Chippewa Herald. Polls show Scott Walker surging in early primary states.

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Budget

3:55pm
Madison Region Economic Partnership. Board of Directors issues resolution on university funding.
2:34pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Military spending not BadgerCare real threat to Wisconsin budget.
1:56pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Asks state leaders to build on Family Care's strength.
1:09pm
Sen. Shilling. Rural broadband expansion plan rejected by GOP.
12:32pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Budget committee holds first executive session.
12:29pm
Sens. Hansen, Bewley. Request Universities and Technical Colleges hearing on impact of budget changes to UW campuses and technical colleges.
10:21am
Sen. Harris Dodd; Reps. Goyke, Johnson, Young. Host budget listening session in 6th Senate District.
10:00am
JFC Co-Chairs Sen. Darling and Rep. Nygren. 2015-17 Budget procedures for the Joint Finance Committee.
9:59am
State Bar of Wisconsin. President urges Joint Finance to keep Judicial Council intact.
9:56am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. 110 page error from Governor arrives as JFC prepares for executive session.
9:20am
Wisconsin Eye. Newsmakers: JFC Co-Chairs Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. John Nygren.
9:07am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Hundreds of Wisconsin organizations call on Joint Finance to remove long-term care changes from the state budget. Resolution.

12:57pm
U.S. News & World Report. Walker plan to tie tuition to the CPI has already failed.
12:34pm
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin Secretary of State La Follette calls committee's approval of budget cuts 'nonsense.'
12:03pm
Fox 11. Walker proposed change for assessors removed from budget.
11:31am
Chippewa Herald. 14 of 49 policy items removed from Walker budget.
10:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers abandon Scott Walker's proposed changes to DNR board.
10:19am
Wisconsin State Journal. Converting DNR board to advisory council removed from budget.
10:17am
WISC. Proposal shielding UW research records removed from budget.
6:57am
La Crosse Tribune. Kleefisch touts Walker budget, acknowledges rumblings for changes.
5:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Vos expresses support for UW tuition cap, increases in state park fees.
5:25am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Committee debate over Walker's budget to begin with judicial issues, secretary of state.
5:14am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Kleefisch talks up further tax cuts in meeting with editors.

Assembly Floor Session

11:09am
Rep. Kolste. Small business bill blocked in Assembly.
9:58am
Rep. Ballweg. Assembly declares April as donate life month.
9:21am
Rep. Allen. Supports two bipartisan proposals: New ridesharing standards and protecting WI. waterways.
9:17am
Rep. Macco. Works to rid Wisconsin of microbeads.
9:09am
Rep. Zepnick. Responds to attempts to undermine city regulation of Uber and Lyft.
5:03am
Rep. Subeck. Statement on passage of AB-143, TNC legislation.
5:01am
Rep. Rodriguez. Supports bill to provide signage for Basilica.
5:00am
Rep. Knudson. Joins bipartisan majority passing transportation freedom bill.
4:58am
Rep. August. Ridesharing legislation passes state Assembly.
4:56am
Rep. Hesselbein. Opposes state rule over Uber/Lyft.
4:54am
Rep. Rodriguez. Supports legislation to ban microbeads.
4:53am
Rep. Rob Brooks. Votes to ban microbeads.
4:51am
Rep. Czaja. Authors bill to protect environment.
4:50am
Rep. Czaja. Bill paves way for timely emergency response.
4:48am
Rep. Novak. Votes to protect public health.

5:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly approves online driving courses.
5:16am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin Assembly approves 2 union contracts.
5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly OKs measure on rideshare services, microbeads ban.

Legislative

5:20pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on first Joint Finance meeting.
5:18pm
Rep. Quinn. Preserving local control in tax assessments.
5:04pm
Rep. Edming. On county-wide assessors.
4:48pm
Rep. Kitchens. Applauds removal of DNR board changes from state budget.
4:38pm
Rep. Novak. Appeals to preserve DATCP & DNR boards.
2:55pm
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Disappointed in revised Senate accountability bill.
1:45pm
Sen. Larson, Rep. Barnes. Unveil community schools legislation.

5:07pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Republican says school accountability deal appears dead.
5:29am
Daily Reporter. Ind. Senate mulls construction wage law.

State Agencies

4:00pm
DATCP. Check the label, check the maps, stay on the right side of the Atrazine law.
3:00pm
WEDC, WSTA. New interactive map makes it easier to identify state's gigabit business parks.
2:41pm
Emegency Management. Statewide tornado drill a "go" for Thursday.
2:08pm
OCI. Severe weather ushers in Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.
2:01pm
DFI. Money Smart Week Wisconsin kicks off this Saturday.
12:58pm
DNR. Spring fish and wildlife hearing results available.
12:07pm
WEDC. Five state businesses named finalists in Wisconsin's Main Street Makeover contest.
11:37am
DOR. Income tax filing deadline is today.

Economy/Business

10:36am
Wisconsin Safety Council. President of Johnsonville Sausage, LLC inducted into Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame.

10:24am
Buildings. Workplace wellness programs improve employee health.

Statewide

2:17pm
Crawford Stewardship Project. Citizens voice support for local control.
2:11pm
WISCAP. Press conference: Wisconsin Poverty Report.
9:54am
Wisconsin Technology Council. WISC Partners to outline investment plans at WIN-Madison April 28 luncheon.
5:06am
MacIver Institute. Protesters call for $15 minimum wage that would cost Wisconsin 91,000 jobs.
4:56am
Dairy Business Association. Announces Jamie Mara as new director of public relations.

Courts

2:22pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts five new cases.
1:35pm
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin. Shirley S. Abrahamson v. Scott Neitzel - Order.

10:23am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Judge denies voters' attempt to intervene in Abrahamson case.
5:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Wisconsin Chief Justice Shirly Abrahamson should drop her lawsuit.

Education

12:14pm
UW-Madison. Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab monitoring bird flu outbreak.
6:57am
UW-Madison. Economic impact to Wisconsin $15 billion annually, study says.

6:53am
Chippewa Herald. UW-Madison claims $15 billion in state economic impact.

Local

3:45pm
Friends of Lakeshore State Park. Will present design plans for a new visitor and educatiion center along with Lakefront Gateway project open house.
1:02pm
Back the Badge Event, Sat. April 18.
9:15am
Milwaukee County Sup. Borkowski. To hold town halls.
9:04am
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. Invites public to a discussion on the future of South Shore Park.
5:28am
Young Gifted and Black. Violent police arrest peaceful protestors.
5:10am
Sierra Club, 350 Madison. Local environmental groups applaud Dane County Zoning decision on Enbridge.

6:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. County committee requires pipeline operator Enbridge Energy to carry pollution insurance.
5:42am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Arena cash 'not the end' of Bucks owners' Milwaukee investment, Alex Lasry says.
5:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee records seventh homicide of the week.

Congress

4:47pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Working to rein in the IRS
4:11pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Healthcare data provision included in Medicare payment modernization bill.
4:10pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To host tax day telephone town hall.
4:09pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Votes for investments in Wisconsin community health centers.
4:03pm
AARP. Statement on key votes by Senator Baldwin and Senator Johnson on Medicare "Senior's Amendment."
2:33pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on Children's Health Insurance Program reauthorization.
1:36pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. And Committee hear from IRS commissioner on tax day.
10:26am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Introduces Crude-by-Rail Safety Act to increase railway safety and support first responders.
9:19am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Statement on passage of permanent "doctor fix."
5:09am
U.S. Reps. Goodlatte, Sensenbrenner. On DOJ's response to misconduct in federal law enforcement.
5:05am
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families. Thanks Senate for renewing children's health coverage.

11:17am
Reuters. Congress approves formula fixing Medicare doctors pay.
5:50am
Washington Post. Congress and White House strike deal on Iran legislation.
5:24am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. White House seeks Wisconsinites' support on tax plan.

Federal Agencies

9:01am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Vilsack: TPP trade deal would mean big opportunities for WI.

Politics

12:30pm
One Wisconsin Now. Despite tax day bluster from Gov. Walker, still no relief for nearly one million Wisconsin student loan borrowers.
9:51am
RPW. Washington insider Russ Feingold's troubling record on taxes.

1:55pm
Orlando Sentinel. Bush, Rubio, Christie, others to speak at Disney.
5:52am
USA Today. Poll: GOP contest wide open as Democrats wish for a race.
5:49am
Bloomberg. Scott Walker stumbles over German pronunciation during trade mission.
5:20am
Appleton Post Crescent. Sen. Johnson logs best fundraising quarter to date.

Tuesday April 14, 2015

Governor

3:25pm
Gov. Walker. Speaks at Hannover Messe Trade Show.
12:54pm
One Wisconsin Now. Repeal of state equal pay law not the only way Gov. Scott Walker has failed Wisconsin women.

1:36pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In Germany, Walker backs trade deal, signs research pact.

Budget

5:07pm
LFB. Earmark transparency report on 2015 Assembly Bill 21/Senate Bill 21 and the 2015-17 Capital Budget recommendations of the Building Commission.
4:01pm
DOA. Technical errata letter on budget.
3:44pm
Wisconsin Budget Project. Better choices for the Wisconsin budget: Legislators can avoid deep cuts without raising taxes.

1:35pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers take public input on UW cuts at Stevens Point campus.
5:03am
Wisconsin State Journal. Walker asks lawmakers to keep UW autonomy, cap tuition; Nygren says authority still dead to him. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.
4:52am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Clients: Don't change long-term care system.

Assembly Floor Session

5:17pm
Rep. Bernier. Offers bill to address needs of disabled hunters.
5:13pm
Rep. Kitchens. Microbeads bill passes Assembly.
5:10pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Republican silence on Indiana bigotry disappointing.
4:42pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Assembly Democrats vote for resolution denouncing discriminatory "religious freedom" legislation.
4:39pm
Rep. Craig. Banking contract legislation passes the Assembly.
4:36pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. State Assembly passes implements of husbandry update bill.
4:32pm
Rep. Spiros. Votes to ban microbeads.
4:29pm
Rep. Steffen. Stolen Valor bill passes Assembly.
4:26pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Successfully gets Assembly Bill 83 through State Assembly.
3:46pm
Rep. Katsma. Leveling the playing field for Wisconsin consumers.
3:44pm
Rep. Sargent. Assembly chooses Wall Street over Main Street.
3:33pm
Rep. Knodl. Votes to ban microbeads.
2:58pm
Rep. Murphy. Assembly passes bill to empower local governments.
2:25pm
Trade Association Coalition. Hails passage of legislative measure declaring April 2015, "Forestry and Paper Products Month."
2:21pm
Clean Wisconsin. Victory for Wisconsin's waters.
2:19pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Bills help needy families, keep lakes safe.

Legislative

2:57pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: April reminds us to fight child abuse.
12:52pm
Reps. Zamarripa, Spreitzer. Call on Walker to oppose so-called "religious freedom" legislation.
11:09am
Sen. Nass. UW System misled public on need for massive tuition increase.
10:21am
Rep. Kremer. Circulates bill to requre photo IDs on FoodShare cards. LRB-1573.

5:04am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Assembly to vote on approving 2 union contracts.
5:01am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin lawmakers scheduled to debate regulations to ride-hailing services like Uber, Lyft.
4:56am
Capital Times. Wisconsin Democrats will try to restore Equal Pay Enforcement Act.
4:54am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Go slow with online driver's education.

State Agencies

3:28pm
DNR. Weekly news.
2:00pm
Wisconsin Lottery. $65,000 Badger 5 produces two winners.
1:57pm
DNR. Antlerless harvest quota and permit level recommendations will be finalized at April County Deer Advisory Council meetings.
11:43am
DATCP. Wisconsin's making inroads in managing manure.

5:11am
Milwaukee Business Journal. WisDOT secretary Gottlieb encourages discussion on dedicated funding for local transit.
5:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. WEDC launches initiative to keep young professionals in Wisconsin.

Economy/Business

5:14am
Duluth News Tribune. Administrative judge backs Sandpiper pipeline.
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Job market for college graduates gains, but not to pre-recession levels.

Statewide

3:32pm
Community Celebration honoring the legacy of Bob Kastenmeier, May 3.
3:24pm
DPW. Statement on Equal Pay Day.
10:19am
Xcel Energy. Urges safety near dams.
10:08am
Honoring Choices Wisconsin. Events planned throughout Wisconsin for Healthcare Decisions Day April 16.

Courts

10:23am
District I Court of Appeals. State v. James Richard Coleman.
10:22am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. Going Places Travel Corp.

1:50pm
WEAU. Court upholds dismissal of Sen. Johnson's health care suit.
5:00am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Accept the will of state's voters.
4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Conservative group seeks to intervene in chief justice case.

Education

4:31pm
UW-Stout. Twenty students to present at national research conference.
1:25pm
Concerned Women for America of Wisconsin. Say NO to the Day of Silence at YOUR school this week.
4:52am
UW-Madison. Tests show midwestern canine influenza outbreak is result of new strain.

5:05am
WJFW. Sokaogon Chippewa, Wisconsin tribes ask for power to open charter schools.
4:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW-Milwaukee buyouts bring questions on class size, time to diploma.

Local

1:59pm
Madison Region Economic Partnership. The City of Madison selected for third Americas Competitiveness Exchange tour.
1:31pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Free compost will be offered.
1:31pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Alliant Energy Center wins prestigious construction awards.
11:42am
Milwaukee County Sups. Mayo, Rainey. Decry violent incident in City of Milwaukee.
10:20am
NWSP. Announces $1+ million initiative to improve Near West Side.
9:45am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Where does the buck stop in Milwaukee?
7:05am
Young Gifted and Black. Youth take to the streets for national day of action.

Congress

3:23pm
Peace Action Wisconsin. Opposes Senate Foreign Releations Committee passage of Iran review bill.
2:59pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. The Affordable Care Act is working for Wisconsin.
2:18pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce critical reauthorization of James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
12:51pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Responds to 7th Circuit Court's Obamacare decision.
11:40am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Urges caution on ratcheting down Iran sanctions.
10:13am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Vitter; U.S. Reps. Sensenbrenner, Conyers. Introduce bipartisan bill to protect American inventors.
9:47am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Chairman Ron Johnson: "Reducing Unnecessary Duplication in Federal Programs: Billions More Could be Saved."

Politics

5:26am
National Journal. The three GOP presidential candidates who could help their party keep the Senate.
5:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Barrett calls out Walker for appearance at NRA conference.

Monday April 13, 2015

Governor

10:48am
Gov. Walker. Arrives in Germany for European trade mission.

Budget

5:32pm
UW System. Ray Cross, President, Statement on Errata Letter.
4:00pm
DOA. Errata Letter to JFC.
2:40pm
UW-Milwaukee. Offers voluntary separation incentive in anticipation of state funding cut.
10:01am
Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Building Commission's recommendations for the 2015-17 Building Program. 

12:33pm
Chippewa Herald. First votes on Walker budget coming this week.
5:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: A vision that could transform.
5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fitzgerald: Senate Republicans hope to restore K-12 funding.
5:12am
Chippewa Herald. Berry: State spends ore than it gets.
5:11am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: School funding, rural decline thirst for answers.

Legislative

1:59pm
Sen. Shilling. Democrats author Equal Pay Enforcement bill to close pay discrimination gap.
1:39pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Co-hosts informational DNR briefing on high capacity wells.
12:24pm
Sen. Hansen, Rep. Sinicki. To introduce Equal Pay Enforcement Act.
10:46am
Rep. Sargent. Introduces bill to fully legalize marijuana. LRB-0188.
10:44am
Rep. Jarchow. St. Croix County judge appointed.
9:16am
Rep. Considine. To host listening session on long-term care and ADRCs.
8:47am
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation NOW: April 13, 2015.
6:42am
Wisconsin Coordinated Transportation Cooperative. Broad-based coalition to oppose AB-143.

12:30pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democratic legislator to introduce bill legalizing pot. Fox 11.
5:26am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Will new Wisconsin 'paint and sip' law instill spririt of creativity - and business growth?
5:17am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Public funding deal for Bucks arena could get done by Memorial Day: Scott Fitzgerald.
5:15am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Lawmaker pushes to legalize pot in Wisconsin.

State Agencies

5:04pm
Employee Trust Funds. Launches EMPOWER Campaign to help women achieve retirement security.
4:29pm
DCF. Gov. Walker declares April 12-18 "Week of the Young Child" in Wisconsin. 
4:25pm
DOT. Gov. Walker approves improvement project at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport. 
1:37pm
DWD. Secretary highlights Governor's workforce agenda in Waukesha.
1:36pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Congratulates 14 Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award winners for 2014.
12:22pm
WEDC. UW-Madison, German Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases to collaborate on Alzheimer's research.
12:20pm
DOT. More than $83.5 million in payments awarded to local governments.
11:30am
DOT. Provides $70,000 in federal funding for pedestrian safety task forces in La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee.
10:47am
DATCP. Implementing response to contain, eliminate avian influenza virus in Wisconsin.

12:32pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Chickens at egg-laying facility infected with bird flu in southeast Wisconsin, state says.
5:10am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Serious about getting smaller?

Economy/Business

1:00pm
Starion Financial, WPS Health Insurance. Finalizes WPS Community Bank acquision; John Hecht becomes market president.
5:32am
Wisconsin Safety Council. Alliant Energy wins 2014 Corporate Safety Award.
5:31am
Wisconsin Safety Council. 14 Wisconsin companies receive a Corporate Safety Award.

Statewide

12:59pm
Sierra Club. Citizens resolutions introduced at Conservation Congress hearings.
10:43am
Americans for Prosperity. Announces new steps in fight for prevailing wage repeal.
10:18am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Cleantech innovations, startups to be highlighted at April 29 Wisconsin Cleantech Network forum. 

5:50am
Detroit Free Press. Cheeseheads, keep your mitts off Lake Michigan.
5:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Utilities allowed to begin disconnecting customers behind on bills next week.

Courts

8:49am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synopses, April 2015.

5:09am
Wisconsin State Journal. Legal experts disagree on merits of chief justice lawsuit.

Education

4:26pm
UW-Eau Claire. Students to showcase research at state Capitol. 
1:35pm
Marquette University. Harvard professor Smith to present Marquette Law School's Nies Lecture.
12:11pm
UW-River Falls. Student team wins $25,000 at the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament.

5:14am
La Crosse Tribune. More voters welcome increased property taxes to operate schools.
5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Cathy Sandeen brings working-class roots for UW Colleges chancellor job.

Local

4:27pm
Milwaukee Sheriff Clarke. Says Mayor Barrett is full of excuses on City violence. 
11:28am
Milwaukee County Department on Aging. Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams.
8:51am
Dane County Market. Active listings. Months of Inventory. Pending home sales. Pending condo sales.
5:34am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies arrest 7 drunken drivers in Operation Drive Sober.

1:49pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Scrapped frac sand mine means less cash for wastern Wisconsin town.
5:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. Experts: High bar must be met to charge officers involved in shootings.

Congress

4:30pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces legislation to strengthen afterschool programming. 
3:18pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Recognize winners of 2015 Congressional Art Competition.
12:23pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To host tax day telephone town hall.
10:48am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads Senate effort to improve high school graduation rates.

Federal Agencies

5:08am
Stevens Point Journal. For on VA whistleblower, getting fired was too much.

Politics

4:23pm
Edge Messaging. Farrow not endorsing in Senate Special Election, things primary race "would be healthy."
2:35pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Hillary Clinton: "Champion" of abortion without limits.
9:17am
RPW. Day 13: Russ Feingold and Tammy Baldwin fail to return tainted Menendez money.
6:46am
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Moving liberty forward: WI Libertarian Convention 2015.
5:28am
Blue Jean Nation. Remaking politics by the seat of our pants.

5:42am
USA Today. Scott Walker touts 'freedom,' jab Obama in NRA speech.
5:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker's past campaign ideas go against present GOP orthodoxy.
5:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As Scott Walker addresses NRA, concealed carry vote criticized.
5:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Early polls a positive sign for Scott Walker.
5:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rep. Sean Duffy on 2016: 'I'm backing Scott Walker."
5:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Waker strikes hawkish tone at NRA gathering.
5:07am
Wausau Daily Herald. Gov. Walker builds on overseas resume.

Friday April 10, 2015

Governor

1:06pm
DPW. As taxpayers foot the bill for Walker's travel, he can't even be bothered to do his job.
11:46am
Gov. Walker. Appoints Sauk County Circuit Court judge.
11:45am
Gov. Walker. Appoints St. Croix County judge.

12:57pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. After foreign policy stumbles, Walker goes abroad.
5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's trip to Great Britain cost taxpayers $138,200.
5:05am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Gov. Walker leaves Friday for European trade mission.

Budget

11:38am
Sen. Shilling. Column: Budgets are about priorities.
9:35am
Rep. Shankland. Walker's budget to cause layoff of 700 home health care workers.
8:32am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. The long term care crisis begins: 700 jobs lost as major agency closes.

12:59pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Regents OK tuition boost, rip legislator's comments on Blank.
7:41am
Capital Times. Scott Walker pledges transparency for new jobs agency, critics remain concerned.
5:35am
Daily Reporter. Assembly speaker says he's 'really confident' of Bucks deal.
5:25am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin lawmakers discuss delaying Hwy. 23 expansion.
5:24am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. UW chancellor warns of budget's effects on Manitowoc.
5:04am
Fox 11. Vos says GOP support mixed on Walker's DNR board proposal.

Legislative

11:43am
Rep. Jarchow. Works at local grocery store for "Working With You" day.
11:37am
Rep. Jorgensen. Invites public to two April listening sessions.
10:35am
Sen. Carpenter. Walker must repay taxpayers for political junkets by April 15th.
10:31am
Rep. Kapenga. To hold office hours in Delafield, Ottawa, & Wales.
9:43am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Passing BadgerCare compromise would help beginning farmers.
8:45am
Prevailing Wage Repeal Coalition. Memo to legislators regarding Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance prevailing wage study.

State Agencies

2:30pm
DNR. Public Hearings and Meetings. 
12:53pm
DOT. State Patrol to honor its law enforcement dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 12 to 18.
12:12pm
SWIB. $1.4 billion in additional returns generates incentive payments.
11:32am
DATCP. Consumers warned about undeclared wheat in Gitto Farm n' Kitchen brand Spelt Tortillas.
10:32am
Wisconsin Lottery. $85,000 Badger 5 produces two winners.
8:30am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, April 13-17.
5:11am
DNR. Outdoor Report.
5:10am
American Legion of Wisconsin Veterans' rehab camp seeks DNR approval to expand.

1:02pm
Wisconsin State Journal. SWIB staff to recieve nearly $12 million in bonuses.
5:08am
Janesville Gazette. American Legion to push for expansion of veterans rehab camp in northern Wisconsin.
5:04am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Officials at obscure state of Wisconsin agency discuss arena loan.

Economy/Business

1:01pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin frac sand boom puts strain on aging section of railroad tracks.
9:33am
Inc. 5 things entrepreneurs need to know now about corporate wellness.
5:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: When it comes to job growth, quality counts.
5:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Brewery jobs grow along with economic recovery.

Statewide

2:17pm
U.S. Gain. New GAIN Clean Fuel CNG location to fuel NFI's fleet conversion in Florida.

5:07am
Kenosha News. Editorial: Health care costs are still a big issue.

Courts

5:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Abrahamson lawsuit unlikely to succeed, says UW-Madison professor.
5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge declines to immediately halt chief justice amendment. Wisconsin State Journal.

Education

4:47pm
UW-Eau Claire. Students, faculty to present at national research conference.
12:43pm
UW-Madison. New tool helps school nurses treat chronic ailments in 30 Wisconsin counties.
12:42pm
One Wisconsin Now. No joke: Gov. Walker's 2015 budget plan for higher education so bad University of Wisconsin forced to raise tuition before it passes.
11:42am
UW-River Falls. Chilean artist Benjamin Lira to visit.
11:41am
UW-Stout. Mechanical engineering program approved by Board of Regents.
11:31am
UW-River Falls. University Theatre presents 'Hay Fever.'
9:41am
Marquette Unversity. ESPN "SportsCenter" host to speak.

5:46am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Trimming athletics for budget not on table at UW-EC, UW-Stout.

Local

4:48pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
1:07pm
City of Madison. Notices of changes in assessments for 2015.
12:44pm
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Officer injured in yet another car theft incident.
11:44am
St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care. Introducing a new nurse-managed health & wellness clinic.
9:31am
City of Sun Prairie. Launches new website.

Congress

4:25pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Urges restored funding for career and technical education grant program.
2:35pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins Senate effort to support seniors. 
11:47am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Applauds federal oil train safety recommendations.
11:40am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. U.S. 41 officially added to federal Interstate System.

Politics

1:03pm
Chippewa Herald. Walker says he expects to meet with Netanyahu in Isreal.
5:06am
The Tennessean. Scott Walker comes to Tennessee to talk about 'freedom.'

Thursday April 9, 2015

Governor

4:58pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Domestic violence bill signed into law.
4:19pm
Sen. LeMahieu. Raffle reform bill signed into law.
3:26pm
Sen. Petrowski, Rep. Loudenbeck. Lawmakers' bill connecting human trafficking victims to resources signed into law.
2:41pm
Gov. Walker. Departs Friday for European trade mission.
1:10pm
Gov. Walker. Announces U.S. 41 officially added to Interstate System.
11:38am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.
5:13am
WNA. Gov. Walker signs repeal of newspaper recycling requirement.

1:40pm
Janesville Gazette. Walker's European trade mission heavy on private meetings, speech at German trade show.
1:36pm
Isthmus. Gov. Walker turns down all four applicants for Dane County judge.
5:07am
Racine Journal Times. Governor signs Wanggaard's cyberstalking bill.
5:03am
Milwaukee Business Journal. New Wisconsin law allows in-store liquor samples.

Budget

3:32pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Job loss prompts JFC Dems to renew call for announcement to improve Walker long term care plan.
2:52pm
Sen. Shilling. GOP budget crisis blamed for loss of 700 Wisconsin jobs.
2:40pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on massive layoffs at long-term care organization in Slinger.
10:50am
Sen. Wirch. Weekly Democratic redio address.

1:29pm
Wisconsin Radio Network. Republicans propose exempting 2-year UW campuses from budget cuts.
1:28pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. GeminiCare owner blames layoffs on state actions, uncertainty on Gov. Walker's proposal.
11:21am
Appleton Post Crescent. Outagamie County Exec. Nelson: Make seniors a budget priority.
11:18am
Chippewa Herald. UW-Madison says budget uncertainty cost campus two top medical research candidates.
5:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DNR Board passes resolution against proposal that would make it advisory.
5:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker, Vos: City, county need to offer more for new arena.

Legislative

4:25pm
Rep. Goyke. Commemorates Prisoners of War Remembrance Day 2015.
3:37pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Statement on Rep. Rob Brooks' Finance Committee motion request.
2:44pm
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Hosts education tour in Stoughton.
2:25pm
Sen. Nass. UW-Madison uses tuition increase to mug middle class non-resident students.
12:33pm
Rep. Krug. UW-Stevens Point public budget hearing.
9:34am
Rep. Rob Brooks. Authors legislation creating a better bottom line for students with disabilities.
9:33am
Sen. Lassa, Rep. Shankland. Legislature to honor local basketball champions.
9:28am
WisconsinEye. (Video) Newsmakers: Rep. Mary Czaja.
5:14am
Sen. Tiffany. Statement on lawsuit filed by Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.

State Agencies

4:51pm
WHEDA. Gov. Walker selects WEHDA to administer Housing Trust Funds from HUD.
2:39pm
DNR. Public meeting April 16 on Camp American Legion proposal to expand lease in Northern Highland-American Legion State Forest.
2:26pm
DWD. Secretary welcomes participants at Wisconsin AgriFuture Summit.
12:29pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. To meet in Sauk City.
10:51am
DPI Supt. Evers. Column: Libraries much more than books.
10:46am
DATCP. Foss Fine Meats recalls Brown N Serve breakfast links due to allergens.
9:36am
ETF. Preliminary returns as of March 31, 2015.

5:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: DNR may eliminate its independent scientific research arm.
5:02am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin GOP members on land board ban work on climate change. ABC News.

Economy/Business

1:32pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Frac sand company backs out of planned mine in western Wisconsin.
5:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Opponents continue to attack as major Wisconsin utility merger moves ahead.

Statewide

2:13pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. From software to medical devices to hunting, Biz Plan Contest finalists show state's tech range.
10:57am
Wisconsin Cheese Originals. Christopher Eckerman awarded $2,500 scholarship.
10:55am
State Bar of Wisconsin. April 16 proclaimed Healthcare Decisions Day in Wisconsin.
10:47am
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. Statement on the passing of Marc J. Marotta.
10:45am
Former Gov. Doyle. Statement on the death of Marc Marotta.
5:16am
DPW. Statement on Marc Marotta.

5:15am
Milwaukee Common Council President Murphy. On the sudden passing of Marc Marotta.
5:11am
Milwaukee Business Journal. BMO Harris Bradley Center chairman Marc Marotta dies at age 52.

Courts

1:08pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson comments on ISIS-related charges against Madison man.
10:06am
U.S. DOJ. Madison, Wisconsin man charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIL.

12:47pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Madison man charged with trying to join ISIS.
5:00am
New York Times. Wisconsin Chief Justice files a lawsuit to avoid demotion.

Education

2:35pm
UW-Stout. Apparel students conduct research for Eau Claire company.
1:20pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker's 2015 budget scheme already resulting in tuition hikes, could limit Wisconsin students access to University of Wisconsin school of their choice.
10:58am
UW-Stout. University Library to dedicate Ansel Adams photograph April 10.
9:32am
UW-Stout. Speaker application deadline April 15 for TEDx regional event.

1:37pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Panel OKs tuition increases for UW-Madison.
12:19pm
WKOW. Regents panel OKs tuition hike for nonresidents, grads.
5:43am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Tensions flare at forum on UW-Oshkosh athletics cuts.
5:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Raising nonresident tuition could backfire, 2 UW experts say.

Local

3:39pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Signs Access to Opportunity Initiative.
10:54am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Milwaukee's murder rate six times that of New York City.
9:50am
Dane County Market. Active listings. Inventory. Pending: Condo sales. Home sales.

9:40am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. McDonald chosen as new director of Southern WI Ag Group.
5:49am
Marshfield News Herald. Region confronts rise in heroin use.
5:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. EPA, DNR asked to investigate runoff from large farm in Kewaunee County.
5:21am
Duluth News Tribune. Superior lockdown prompts concerns over polling places.

Congress

12:28pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Applauds USDA investment to improve Mississippi River Basin water quality and agriculture.
11:34am
U.S. Reps. Pocan, Ellison. Call on Congress to pass right to vote constitutional amendment.

1:30pm
Racine Journal Times. Ryan: Medicare and Social Security unsustainable.

Federal Agencies

12:22pm
LA Times. FCC's net neutrality rules open door to new fee on Internet service.
5:26am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Most Wisconsin VA centers top national wait-time averages.

Politics

9:22am
Kapenga for State Senate. Announces candidacy for State Senate.

2:03pm
The Hill. Ryan: Scott Walker has 'really good chance' to win GOP nomination.
1:22pm
Bloomberg. Scott Walker meets privately with Saudi and UAE Ambassadors to U.S.
5:53am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Should voting be compulsory?
5:06am
The Hill. GOP strategist: Primary will resemble NASCAR race.
5:02am
Fox 11. Spending on Wisconsin Supreme Court races tops $1.1 million.

Wednesday April 8, 2015

Governor

4:26pm
Gov. Walker. Signs 11 bills into law.
4:22pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Walker signs cyberstalking bill into law.

Budget

4:28pm
Rep. Spiros. Bringing your budget concerns to Madison.
4:20pm
Sen. Harris Dodd. Support the plan for the Bucks arena.
2:03pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement regarding the release of the new arena renderings.
1:41pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Reacts to arena package announcement.
12:38pm
Associated Students of Madison. Students oppose possible tuition increases.
9:56am
Joint Finance Democrats. Call on GOP leaders to fix broken budget.
8:53am
Rep. Sargent. Budget dismantles aging and long-term care programs.
4:46am
Trout Unlimited. Restore stewardship and stream bank easement acquisition funding.

1:22pm
Capital Times. Wisconsin lawmakers make bipartisan call for non-fiscal items to be stripperd from Scott Walker budget.
12:37pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee Bucks unveil arena, entertainment district plans: Slideshow.
12:36pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bucks hope detailed area plan wins financing backing.
12:34pm
Chippewa Herald. Democrats renew call for changes to Walker budget.
11:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bucks announce game-changing $1 billion arena package.
5:43am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Local control keeps tech school strong.
5:31am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Students rally to "Save Our UW."
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Walker's budget taking state in wrong direction on runoff pollution.

Legislative

5:32pm
Sen. Nass. Statement on Shirley Abrahamson.
4:49pm
American Heart Association. Advocates working to strengthen 9-1-1 across Wisconsin.
4:24pm
Rep. Pope. Democratic Assembly Committee on Education members send letter to Speaker Vos regarding school reporting requirements. Letter.
3:09pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Turkey donation bill heads to the floor.
12:18pm
Rep. Steffen. Stolen Valor Bill poised for Assembly vote.

12:41pm
WISC. Bill that regulates services like Uber and Lyft headed to Assembly.
12:31pm
Eau Clarie Leader-Telegram. Legislator considering more wrongful conviction compensation.
5:52am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Tweaks needed in 70 mph speed bill before advancing.
5:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Former Walker aide moves one step closer to joining Wisconsin's utility regulation agency.

State Agencies

4:25pm
DOR. Tax filing deadline one week away.
3:05pm
One Wisconsin Now. State Attorney General Brad Schimel votes to impose climate change gag order on state employee.
12:06pm
DNR. Natural Resources Board approves three walleye bag limit in Ceded Territory waters.
10:47am
DNR. Natural Resources Board approves new wild turkey managment plan for state.

9:32am
Bloomberg. For some Wisconsin state workers, 'climate change' isn't something you can talk about.
5:43am
Capital Times. Editorial: Ray Allen can serve Wisconsin well as state's bank regulator.

Economy/Business

5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal energy regulators approve Wisconsin Energy deal for Integrys.

Statewide

4:41pm
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Heron haiku contest inspiried by Great Blue Heron Nest Camera.
3:07pm
Integry Group. Wisconsin Public Service continues to award grants for Habitat for Humanity projects.
12:30pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. New report reveals Wisconsin health insurance rates still dramatically higher than Minnesota's.
10:48am
Dairy Business Association. Large farms help to reduce agriculture's contribution to phosphorus runoff.

Courts

5:29pm
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin. Shirley Abrahamson v. Scott Neitzel - Motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction and incorporated memorandum of law.
3:02pm
U.S Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit. Order granting State of Wisconsin motion to intervene (EPA Clean Power Plan).
10:49am
Madison Mayor Soglin. City of Madison joins 73 cities and counties to take legal action in support of immigration reform.
8:55am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Jesse L. Schmucker.
8:54am
Cornucopia Institute. Groups challenge major USDA change to organic rule.

4:19pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Abrahamson sues to keep her job for four more years. Wisconsin State Journal.
10:04am
WMTV. Roggensack says justices will meet soon to discuss chief.
9:27am
AP. Wisconsin appeals court upholds upskirting conviction.

Education

4:27pm
Marquette Unversity. Charles Franklin goes "ON the Issues" to present first Marquette Law School Poll of 2015.
1:57pm
UW-Madison. Mathieu named director of Wisconsin Center for Education Research.
12:57pm
Lakeshore Technical College. Recognized for excellence in governmental budgeting.
12:56pm
UW-Stout. New cinema summer course could be start of something big.
10:57am
UW-Stout. Engineering graduates lead the way in employment report.
10:51am
Lakeshore Technical College. Selected to join the Achieving the Dream National Reform Netowrk.
9:16am
Marquette University. Holocaust researcher Father Patrick Desbois to visit.

4:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. Voters say yes to $41 million referendum for Madison schools.

Local

10:32am
Dane County Cultural Affairs. Unveils 2015 poster.

Congress

10:56am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Continues fight for Wisconsin shipyards.

Federal Agencies

9:15am
USA Today. U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades.

Politics

9:54am
American Majority. 20 American-Majority trained new leaders win in Wisconsin.
8:49am
Kapenga for Assembly. Congratulates Senator Farrow on election win.
4:48am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Worker-endorsed candidate Ann Walsh Bradley wins re-election to Supreme Court.
4:48am
Daley for State Supreme Court. Statement on election.

1:43pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker says he can follow Reagan's lead on foreign policy.
12:08pm
WISN. Wisconsin voter turnout falls below 20 percent.
5:31am
CNN. President Obama takes on Scott Walker.
5:30am
USA Today. Obama jabs at Walker 'not personal,' aide says.
5:29am
New York Times. Wisconsin re-elects liberal judge, but opens door for conservative chief justice.
5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Farrow elected Waukesha County exec; incumbent judge ousted.
4:55am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin Supreme Court likely to see new chief justice. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:52am
Wisconsin State Journal. Justice Ann Walsh Bradley wins re-election to Supreme Court. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Tuesday April 7, 2015

Governor

1:22pm
Sen. Shilling. Latest hiring scandal in Gov. Walker's administration raises more ethics questions.

5:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. One Walker legacy: making the political process more favorable to GOP.
5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Top mining company official was in line for DNR post, records confirm.

Budget

3:33pm
Sen. LeMahieu, Rep. Vorpagel. Announce budget listening sessions.
3:19pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Members to discuss next steps to fight for Wisconsin families.
12:21pm
One Wisconsin Now. Third time not a charm as nonpartisan analysis finds Gov. Walker breaks campaign pledge to keep policy out of state budget, again.
12:06pm
Sen. Harsdorf. Column: UW and business are powerful partners for growth.

2:13pm
Appleton Post Crescent. 9 UW schools seek steep tuition increases.
5:26am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Bad for bikes?: Enthusiasts say proposed state budget cuts would be harmful.
5:02am
La Crosse Tribune. Opposition mounts to Walker plan to revamp Family Care.
5:01am
Sun Prairie Star. Parisi, groups oppose ADRC changes.

Legislative

4:42pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: State policies can reverse the trend of the shrinking middle class.
1:09pm
Americans for Prosperity. Announces new effort to repeal prevailing wage.
11:09am
Village of Spencer. Village Board adopts resolution opposing legislation shifting taxes to homeowners. Resolution.
9:30am
Rep. Considine. To hold district office hours Friday, April 10.

State Agencies

3:59pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. $12.7 million in loans approved for community projects.
1:29pm
DNR. Weekly news.
1:29pm
WEDC. International trade reps visiting Wisconsin to support companies' exporting efforts.
12:46pm
Wisconsin Conservation Congress. DNR spring hearings & Conservation Congress annual county meetings April 13, 2015.

Economy/Business

6:17am
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Frac sand industry feels the effects of low oil prices, less drilling.
5:24am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. GeminiCares to close, 170 local jobs to be lost.
5:21am
Chippewa Herald. Why job growth and cheap gas aren't doing what they should.

Statewide

3:02pm
DeWitt Ross & Stevens. Welcomes environmental attorney Ben Grawe to its Madison office.
10:31am
Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association. Todd Van Zeeland appointed as new chairman.

Education

11:12am
UW-Madison. Two faculty receive significant awards for research to benefit children.

5:48am
WBAY. UW Oshkosh cutting men's soccer, tennis teams.

Local

1:59pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Weishan. Says lifting taxicab permit cap is good for free market.
1:58pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Announces collaboration with the Wisconsin Statewide Health Information Network.
10:27am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Asks for change in MPD vehicle pursuit policy.

5:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Brokaw bankruptcy solution opposed by lawmakers.

Congress

1:17pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Markey. Lead group of senators to combat prescription drug abuse crisis.
10:37am
U.S. Rep. Kind. UW-Platteville awarded grant to increase access to science, technoloy, engineering and math online master's degree programs.
10:25am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.

10:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Obama suggests Scott Walker 'bone up on foreign policy.'
5:03am
Politico. Obama slaps at Scott Walker as he defends Iran deal.
4:52am
WKOW. Congressman Pocan calls on U.S. Senate to pass CHIP funding extension.

Politics

3:04pm
One Wisconsin Now. Photographic evidence of Scott Walker's phony Badger boosterism.

10:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supreme Court race, constitutional amendment top Tuesday's ballot.
5:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tuesday's election could have big implications for state Supreme Court.
4:59am
Washington Times. Scott Walker reverses amnesty stance in bid to woo conservative voters.
4:54am
National Journal. 2016 Senate Republicans face decision on Lynch nomination.

Monday April 6, 2015

Governor

12:55pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Scott Walker's phony Badger boosterism.
12:37pm
Gov. Walker. And N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory propose friendly wager to NCAA Championship game.

Budget

4:45pm
Joint Finance Democrats. Governor Walker and Legislative Republicans break budget promises once again.
3:44pm
Rep. Katsma. To hold budget listening sessions.
12:07pm
Sen. Cowles. Statement on non-fiscal policy items in the state budget. LFB Memo.

3:52pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW campuses to seek tuition increases for grad program, nonresidents.
2:25pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican calls for removal of policy items from budget.
1:02pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Urban League backs public financing for Bucks arena.
5:43am
Green Bay Press Gazette. County to Walker: Reassess your assessment proposal.
5:36am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Focused on facts: Q&A with UW System president Ray Cross.
5:25am
Daily Cardinal. Blank defends UW faculty's multifacted roles.
5:18am
Fox 11. UW-Green Bay employees learn more about retirement offer.
5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Number of lobbyists tied to new arena issue keeps growing.
5:10am
Marshfield News Herald. Disabled push back against Walker budget changes.
5:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's budget cuts $5.7 million from runoff pollution remedies.

Legislative

3:43pm
Wisconsin Catholic Conference. Catholics at the Capitol to celebrate a church united in hope and love.
1:18pm
Rep. Rob Brooks. Authors legislation to streamline FoodShare program.
12:00pm
Rep. Hesselbein. To hold listening sessions in five locations, join other reps.
9:17am
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation NOW: April 6, 2015.
9:03am
Libertarian Party of Dane County. To Rep. Robb Kahl: Support local control of transportation options, vote no on Assembly Bill 143.

3:47pm
Capital Times. Rep. Hutton: Odds of repealing prevailing wage in Wisconsin 'better than 50 percent.'
5:33am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Kitchens favors regional approach to water regulation.
5:04am
Racine Journal Times. Aldermen consider opposing personal property tax repeal.
5:00am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Jailers, not police, will do DNA collection.

State Agencies

1:03pm
DNR. 2015 invasive species awareness video contest now open.
1:01pm
WHEDA. Awarded $2.5 million to improve housing assistance for extremely low-income persons with disabilities.
5:07am
DNR. Hearings and meetings, April 5-11.

Statewide

12:51pm
Quarles & Brady. 2015 Benchmark Litigation names Quarles & Brady partners as Litigation Stars.
12:49pm
Alliant Energy. Many diggers put themselves at risk by not calling 811.
12:17pm
Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association. Response to the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism's 'Sand Rush' video and infographic.
12:02pm
Blue Jean Nation. New citizen movement launches.
5:09am
Dairy Business Association. Announces dates for 2016 Dairy Strong Conference.

5:26am
La Crosse Tribune. Farmers vow to reduce phosphorus.

Courts

2:58pm
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin. Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc. v. Brad D. Schimel - Notice of appeal.

4:17pm
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin attorney general appeals federal court ruling striking down abortion law.

Education

2:27pm
UW Colleges, UW-Extension. Two statewide organizations host UW System Board of Regents.
2:13pm
UW-Madison. Badgers battle for NCAA Championship.
2:13pm
UW-Madison. Advancing engineering for a better society: Los Alamos leader named UW-Madison Grainer Institute Director.
11:58am
UW-River Falls. Student wins award at the 29th Annual Japanese Language Speech Contest.

5:02am
Oshkosh Northwestern. FVTC, UWO establish new engineering opportunities.

Local

5:07pm
Medison Mayor Soglin. And Durham N.C. Mayor Bill Bell weighing in on NCAA Championship.
5:06am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies arrests 10 drunken drivers in Operation Drive Sober.

1:10pm
AP. Protesters seek United Nations probe of Wisconsin shooting.

Congress

12:58pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Baldwin's 'Fair Beer Act' would reduce taxes for breweries.

Politics

2:15pm
Laning for Chair. AFSCME PEOPLE endorses.

2:28pm
New York Times. Scott Walker, feeling kinship with Ronald Reagan, claims his legacy.
1:00pm
WISN. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates make final push.
5:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker has spent most of life planted firmly in middle class.
5:22am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Study, vote in Tuesday judicial elections.
5:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Voters on Tuesday to decide how state chief justice is selected.
5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ballot sees rise in schools seeking money for basic operating costs.

Friday April 3, 2015

Governor

12:07pm
Gov. Walker and KY Gov. Beshear. Propose friendly wager for NCAA Final Four game.

3:20pm
The Hill. Scott Walker bets Kentucky governor ahead of Final Four.

Budget

3:16pm
Rep. VanderMeer. Announces district listening sessions on budget.
1:56pm
Sen. Ringhand. Column: Kicking the can down the road.

5:59am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee Mayor Barrett: City, county will contribute $50M total toward arena.
5:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Public Schools plans staff cuts in central office.
4:55am
WBAY. UWO employees react to retirement incentives offer.

Legislative

3:18pm
Edge Messaging. Rep. Rob Hutton is the guest on this week's Half Hour Happy Hour.
1:57pm
Rep. Taylor. Think Indiana-style discrimination law couldn't happen here? Think again.
1:53pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Launches new Senate Republican website.
12:02pm
Sen. Taylor. To host budget listening sessions in Milwaukee.

6:17am
WISC. State lawmaker considers religious freedom bill from 2013.
5:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Congress, Legislature must act to curb runoff pollution.
5:13am
Marshfield News Herald. Uber bill regulating services would allow it to grow.

State Agencies

11:23am
DOJ. AG Schimel makes Badger bet with KY AG.
9:55am
GAB. Turnout estimated at 20 percent for April 7 election.
5:04am
DWD Sec. Newson. Announces intent to award $2.5 million for second round of innovative school-to-work grants.

Economy/Business

7:54am
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Payroll employment increases by 126,000 in March; unemployment rate unchanged at 5.5%.

2:19pm
Chippewa Herald. Walker's Wisconsin still lags nation in job growth.
5:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin has seen largest middle-class decline of any state, study finds.

Statewide

11:53am
Habitat for Humanity Restore. Celebrates Earth Day with donation drive at Mayfair.
9:19am
One Wisconsin Now. Thousands sign petition demanding Wisconsin cease business with Indiana.

Courts

9:18am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Howard B. Mitz.

2:18pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. David Prosser turned sleuth in OWI case before high court.

Education

11:27am
UW-Stout. Students design Harvey Hall digital 3D model, interactive game.
10:16am
UW-Madison. National leaders visit for ideas to rescue biomedical research.

5:44am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Ex-lawmakers cite crisis in Wisconsin public schools.

Local

1:54pm
Milwaukee Ald. Davis. Mayor's indecisiveness on the downtown arena project may cost the City of Milwaukee taxpayers millions!
10:02am
Milwaukee County Transit System. Brewers Line begins service on opening day.

2:12pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Police release trove of records related to Tony Robinson shooting.
9:20am
WBAY. Hundreds hold hands to help save local children.

Congress

5:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's senators have contrasting reactions to Iran nuclear deal.
4:58am
Politico. Fate of Iran bill rests with Democrats.

Politics

1:52pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Campaign on state Supreme Court amendment a distortion of democracy.

2:16pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Baldwin on Feingold: He's 'likely' to run.
5:50am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Study, vote in Tuesday judicial elections.
5:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker: There's an overreaction to Indiana's religious freedom law.
5:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. High court race attracts less interest, outside money than expected.
5:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker discusses abortion, Bucks, citizenship, dogs, ethanol...
5:00am
The Hill. Walker: Media 'hype and hysteria' driving Indiana backlash.

Thursday April 2, 2015

Governor

11:27am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Walker denies his responsibility to safeguard health care for over 184,000 Wisconsinites.
11:11am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address.

Budget

4:30pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Announces new in-district budget listening sessions.
2:01pm
Rep. Shankland. To host buget office hours across 71st Assembly District.
1:39pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Asks for budget feedback.
11:28am
Sen. Lassa. Save SeniorCare.
11:23am
Rep. Jorgensen. Democrats deliver 13,500 petitions to save SeniorCare.
11:12am
Rep. Jorgensen. Democratic Weekly Radio Address.
9:55am
UW Students Against Education Cuts. UW students organize to protest UW budget cuts.
5:14am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Details buried deep in budget affect students and voters.

3:55pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Barrett, Fitzgerald at odds over new arena funding proposal.
11:30am
WMTV. Democrats say 13,500 support preserving SeniorCare.
11:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin technical colleges balk at targeted tuition frezes.
7:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New arena funding option similar to Lambeau Field's.
6:05am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Mayor Barrett, Abele meet with Bucks, legislators on arena funding.
5:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System president calls for changes in UW tenure policy.
5:57am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. UW System's Cross hopeful aid cut will be eased.

Legislative

1:41pm
Rep. Subeck. Testimony on SB-106/AB-143.
11:38am
Rep. Steffen. Stolen Valor bill moves forward.
10:44am
Reps. Heaton, Spiros. To hold listening session.

11:41am
WSAW. Wisconsin Senate to hold hearing on 70 mph speed limit.
6:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bill targeting intoxicated co-sleeping deaths gets Senate committee hearing.
5:04am
Duluth News Tribune. Prevailing wage repeal may be tucked into Wisconsin budget. Capital Times.

State Agencies

4:50pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
1:58pm
DOT. Make a travel game plan if you're Indianapolis-bound to cheer "On, Wisconsin."
11:31am
DOT. Traffic crashes killed 36 people in March.
9:52am
DNR. April public comment period will provide opportunity to give feedback regarding preliminary antlerless harvest quota recommendations.
7:59am
OCI. Administrative Actions, March 2015.

6:01am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Demonstrators silent about fallen trooper.
5:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Shifting continues in top posts at state jobs agency.

Economy/Business

2:29pm
Boardman & Clark. Employment law update - April 2015.
11:41am
AT&T. Invests nearly $900 million within two years to enhance local networks in Wisconsin.

5:01am
Fox 11. Navy approves funding for another LCS.

Statewide

3:44pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Hires Facilities Manager for WFU Kamp Kenwood.
1:40pm
Gathering Waters. Call for nominations for Land Conservation Leadership Awards.
9:57am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Wisconsin bankers urge consumers to "bank local" during April.

5:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Pollutants likely to create longest dead zone yet in Green Bay.

Courts

6:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge casts cloud over web of sex offender residency restrictions.

Education

5:09pm
UW-Stout. Chancellor Meyer focuses on student success in inauguration address.
11:25am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Report questions effectiveness of additional K-12 spending.
11:16am
Marquette University. ACLU voting rights advocate goes "On the Issues" at Marquette Law.
10:45am
UW-River Falls. Student meets with congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. for National Ag Day.

Local

12:35pm
Douglas County Land & Water Conservation Department. Receives funds for watershed based wetland management plan.

6:33am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wood County to host 2018 Farm Technology Days.
5:36am
WISC. Madison first in nation to pass ordinance protecting atheists.

Congress

3:39pm
Peace Action Wisconsin. Wisconsin nuclear weapons group praises historic Iran agreement.
3:06pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Give Americans a say on Iran deal.
11:01am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Responding to Tomah VA hearing, to cosponsor bill promoting pain management alternatives.

6:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ribble says toxic algae blooms are possible in Green Bay.
5:28am
USA Today. Obama's pocket veto on shaky legal ground, experts say.

Politics

1:43pm
Bradley for State Supreme Court. Brown County judges endorse.
11:50am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Vote for Daley, constitutional change to reduce court rancor.
10:46am
RPW. Calls on Russ Feingold to return donation from Sen. Robert Menendez.
8:44am
Republican Party of Dane County. Asks Justice Bradley to respect the law.
5:15am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Governing Board urges "no" vote on constitutional amendment to select Chief Justice.

5:56am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Partisan taint damages court.
5:48am
Capital Times. Editorial: Vote 'no' on scheme to politicize Supreme Court.
5:26am
Miliwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker pledges to 'push back' on Obamacare.
5:05am
Fox 11. Groups: TV ads top $600K in Wisconsin Supreme Court race.
5:03am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Supreme Court race marked by cries of partisanship.
5:02am
National Journal. Sen. Ron Johnson raised $1.2 million in the first quarter.

Wednesday April 1, 2015

Budget

4:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2 more UW System campuses announce staff buyout offers.
4:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Arena plan gains momentum after state, local and Bucks officials meet.

Legislative

4:34pm
Racine Mayor Dickert. Common Council to introduce opposition resolution.
4:32pm
Sen. Taylor. Justice reform launches in Wisconsin.
3:20pm
Rep. Wachs. Statement on GOP proposal to repeal prevailing wage.
12:42pm
Various Contractors. Respond to Representative Hutton's press conference.
12:05pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on Republican proposal to again harm middle class.
10:00am
Sen Vukmir. Taxpayers win with repeal of prevailing wage law.
9:43am
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. (Corrected) Advocates & health experts unite to oppose "co-sleeping" legislation.
4:56am
MacIver Institute. Thanks Grover Norquist, legislators for discussing important criminal justice reforms.

1:43pm
Chippewa Herald. Republicans say prevailing wage measure may be in budget.
5:10am
Racine Journal Times. Racine could see ridesharing.
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: State must keep close eye on FoodShare changes.
4:43am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Alderman: Uber's flat-fee offer for state 'rideshare' law was half what it offered to Milwaukee.
4:42am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Bill would sunset CWD deer feeding bans in Wisconsin.

State Agencies

1:38pm
DOT. Motorists should be watchful, thankful for Adopt-a-Highway crews.
1:08pm
DNR. Spring wildlife and fisheries rules hearing to be held April 13.
9:41am
DHS. Pay attention to your alcohol use.
9:29am
WEDC. Racine receives $1 million state grant for Machinery Row redevelopment project.
8:31am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter - April 2015.
4:53am
AG Schimel. DNA at arrest takes effect April 1; AG Schimel marks event with opening of expanded crime lab. Fact Sheet. Felonies List.

5:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. DNA collection at arrest begins Wednesday.

Economy/Business

4:41am
Stevens Point Journal. Small breweries cheer federal tax cut proposal.

Statewide

2:51pm
Wisconsin Credit Union Legue. Consumers use credit unions year-round to improve their financial skills.
2:31pm
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service may accept payment arrangements to keep customer service on after winter moratorium ends April 15.
12:09pm
Arts Wisconsin. Board of Directors congratulates Executive Director Anne Katz for twenty years of service, advocacy and development for Wisconsin.
10:11am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Wisconsin bankers promote consumer education statewide.
10:03am
Xcel Energy. Reminds customers to call 8-1-1 before digging.

10:44am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. U.S. gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat.
7:07am
USA Today. Analysis: 61,000 U.S. bridges 'structurally deficient.'

Courts

4:36pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.
9:27am
District II Court of Appeals. Certification: Winnebago County v. Christopher S.
8:28am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Mauricio Aguilar v. Husco International, Inc.

Education

4:37pm
UW-Stout. Information technology students take first in national contest.
3:33pm
UW-Stevens Point. 'Trivia 46: Guardians of the Contest' at UW-Stevens Point April 17-19.
1:38pm
UW-Madison. Team tracks the uncertain climate footprint of wetlands.
12:03pm
Marquette University. To host court martial appeal hearing.

Local

3:34pm
Milwaukee Ald. Davis. Announces new development proposal for Midtown Center.
12:11pm
Dane County Board. Supervisors move to ban travel to, and purchasing in, Indiana.
12:04pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. Joins Dane County in call for Indiana travel ban.

4:41am
Beloit Daily News. 3-year extension of casino pact settled.
4:39am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Lambeau Field sales tax to end in 6 months.

Congress

9:50am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Chairman Johnson pushes for public transparency following Tomah VA field hearing.
4:55am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Tours Northcentral Technical College and Bull Falls Brewery.

4:57am
WJFW. Sen. Baldwin would hate to see Indiana religious freedom law in Wisconsin.

Federal Agencies

1:44pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. EPA cuts funding for Great Lakes public outreach programs.

Politics

3:40pm
One Wisconsin Now. Audio reveals Walker's 'April Fool' on campaign finance laws.
3:22pm
Wisconsin Family Action. State pro-family PAC endorses Judge James Daley for WI Supreme Court.
1:17pm
DPW. On healthcare, Ron Johnson has a special message for 250,000 Wisconsinites: You're on your own.
10:53am
South Central Federation of Labor. Endorses spring election candidates.

9:49am
Reuters. Exclusive: Republican White House hopefuls attack Obamacare but take money.
4:47am
National Journal. Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, and Marin O'Malley are all getting sued over the same campaign-finance law.
4:46am
Chippewa Herald. Voters to decide how Wisconsin chief justice is chosen.
4:45am
New York Times. Scott Walker, allergic to dogs, may run against political history.
4:40am
Wausau Daily Herald. Editorial: Justice Bradley deserves re-election.
4:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Memo on miscounted vote highlights divisions on state high court.

 

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