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Friday December 19, 2014 - Updated 7:11pm

Governor

3:02pm
Gov. Walker. Pratt Industries selectes Wisconsin for Midwest expansion.

Budget

11:44am
LFB. 2015-17 cost-to-continue budget.

11:46am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Wisconsin state budget faces $824 million hole.
4:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Business leaders demand more funding for programs addressing domestic violence.
4:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State's costs would outstrip tax collections by $1 billion over 2 years.

Legislative

5:18pm
Speaker Vos, Rep. Knudson. Statment on new GAB allegations.
4:05pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Calls AG opinion a win for Wisconsin farm families.
3:24pm
Speaker Vos. Announces Assembly committee GOP membership.
3:16pm
Rep. Vruwink. Responds to Attorney General opinion regarding Wisconsin agricultural land.
2:37pm
Reps.-elect Steffen, Macco. Host District Inauguration.
11:49am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Legislative Audit Bureau hotline (1-877-FRAUD-17) is a tool for better government.
11:18am
Sen. Carpenter. Statement regarding DOT funding.
11:13am
DPW. Former GOP senate leader says Scott Walker, GOP "dismantling" state government.
9:32am
LAB. State of Wisconsin's financial statements.
9:32am
LAB. ETF Trust Funds financial statements.
9:09am
Rep. Kapenga. To hold office hours in Wales and Chenequa.
9:04am
LAB. Biennial report.

11:47am
Fox 11. Wisconsin fraud hotline got 201 tips over 2 years.
5:21am
Door County Advocate. Rep.-elect Kitchens prepares for new role.
5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: A GOP attack on the Government Accountability Board.
5:05am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: Keep GAB nonpartisan.
4:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP lawmakers object to $197 million Hill Farms redevelopment.

State Agencies

4:01pm
DATCP. Three cases of listeriosis in Wisconsin part of multi-state outbreak linked to pre-packaged caramel apples.
3:47pm
Cooperative Network. Wisconsin attorney general maintains state restrictions on alien farmland ownership.
2:42pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Dec. 21-27.
2:41pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces $90 million cramming settlement with T-Mobile.
2:40pm
DWD. Wisconsin ranks 1st in the Midwest for private sector growth rate in November.
2:38pm
DOT. Wisconsin State Patrol welcomes 47 new officers to its ranks.
1:20pm
WEDC. Appleton Coated management team purchases company.
11:20am
AG Van Hollen. Issues formal opinion concerning the interplay between a Wisconsin statute and the general agreement on trade in services. Request. Opinion.
9:07am
AG-elect Brad Schimel. Announces executive staff.
8:31am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, week of Dec. 22-26.
5:08am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

3:40pm
Wisconsin Reporter. Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives.
3:01pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Another top executive to leave state's job agency.
2:50pm
Chippewa Herald. Van Hollen says foreign land ownership OK.
5:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Regulators won't delay vote on Wisconsin Energy, Integrys deal.
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin health officials release report on raw milk case.
5:04am
Fond du Lac Reporter. DNR shelves proposal to stock salmon in Green Lake.

Statewide

5:11am
M-WERC. Duo to help develop programming for accelerator in Energy Innovation Center.

2:53pm
La Crosse Tribune. 2014 brings legal gay marriage to Wisconsin.
2:52pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal commission hears testimony on how rail delays are impacting coal delivery.
5:02am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. I-94 tragedy evolves into cause for Move Over law.
4:59am
Wausau Daily Herald. Retired Democrat, Republican hope to rally youths.

Courts

7:11pm
DNR. Federal court decision relists gray wolves in western Great Lakes region as endangered species.
3:57pm
U.S. District Court District of Columbia. Humane Society of the United States v. Sally Jewell v. State of Wisconsin - opinion.
1:19pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.
8:49am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Suzanne Stoker v. Milwaukee County.

3:53pm
Detroit Free Press. Federal judge: Great Lakes wolves return to endangered list.
2:49pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supreme Court OKs Milwaukee County cuts to pension benefits.

Education

3:14pm
UW-Extension. 2015 Crop Budget Cost of Production Calculator for Wisconsin available online.
12:40pm
MPS. Board OKs additions for high-performing Montessori schools, reopening building for charter school.

11:10am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: UW wise to keep admissions tough.
6:10am
New York Times. Rating plan for colleges is unveiled by the U.S.

Local

4:14pm
Menominee Indian Tribe, Menominee County. Conditions of flooding on Wolf River improve.
4:03pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Statement regarding protest tactics.
11:15am
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Disappointed that County Board rejected the sale of O'Donnell parking structure.
9:05am
Madison Mayor Soglin, Dane County Exec. Parisi. Nominations sought for the 29th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award.

Congress

4:04pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on Volker Rule delay.
8:41am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Requests federal review of Wisconsin's Parental Choice voucher program.
8:32am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Questions Trans-Pacific Partnership provisions that would make it harder to prevent financial crisis.

9:33am
La Crosse Tribune. Sen. Johnson criticizes Obama's approach to Cuba.

Federal Agencies

2:39pm
EPA. Announces first national regulations to safeguard disposal of coal ash.
11:11am
EPA. Takes action to protect public from harmful lead exposure.

4:54am
La Crosse Tribune. EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage.

Politics

12:38pm
Stroebel for State Senate. Northern Ozaukee supports.

4:58am
Eau Clarie Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Walker's Vegas visits illustrate a broken system.

Thursday December 18, 2014

Governor

11:07am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address.

5:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker says he hopes State Supreme Court will put John Doe probe to rest.
5:13am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Mining, tuition top list of issues at governor's area appearance.
5:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Scott Walker says agency, cabinet changes are on the way.
5:07am
Capital Times. Gov. Scott Walker critical of U.S. moves to normalize relations with Cuba.
4:54am
Chippewa Herald. Gov. Scott Walker says normalizing relations with Cuba is 'a bad idea.'
4:47am
Daily Reporter. Walker tells Republicans to avoid right-to-work.
4:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker: National Guard would help if protests erupt in Hamilton case.
4:44am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Walker's top 2015 priority: Cut property taxes.

Budget

2:29pm
DPI. Budget investment would bring equity to special education funding.

Legislative

4:05pm
Reps. Sanfelippo, Craig, Hutton. Legislators send letter to Sec. Huebsch urging delay on new DOT building.
3:14pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Tapped to chair Criminal Justice Committee.
1:36pm
Rep. Barca. Wisconsin continues to lag neighbors, nation in job growth under Gov. Walker, Republican legislature.
12:50pm
Rep. Krug. 911 outages in Adams County.
11:46am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Don't let Government Accountability "reform" mean return to corruption.
11:45am
Rep.-elect Novak. Announces Dodgeville inauguration ceremony.
10:15am
Sen. Shilling. Weekly Democratic Radio Address.
9:07am
Rep. Clark. State finalizes purchase of Madison-Reedsburg rail line.
5:22am
Rep. Bies. Property owners statewide see significant decrease on property taxes.

10:26am
Chippewa Herald. Bernier recognized as elected woman of excellence.
8:39am
Wisconsin Election Watch. Construction company owned by GOP mega-doner opposed to right-to-work.
5:34am
La Crosse Tribune. Coalition of builders opposes right-to-work law.
5:17am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Partisan grip to get tighter.

State Agencies

3:16pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Announces intent to award $430,952 in Wisconsin Fast Forward grants to train 226 workers.
3:15pm
DNR. Invites data submissions for biennial water quality assessment.
3:02pm
DSPS. Meeting and hearings, week of Dec. 22.
2:04pm
DOT. New report shows DMV wait times are down, online services are up.
12:37pm
DWD. Federal jobs data: WI is 11th highest in number of manufacturing jobs added, 22nd highest in private-sector jobs gained during year ending June 2014.
11:48am
DATCP. Feiner and Sullivan to support organic, grazing and specialty-crop sectors.
10:44am
Council of State Governments. Wisconsin and Pennsylvania selected to develop groundbreaking strategies for employing people with criminal records.
8:52am
WEDC. Trade trip to Mexico can help Wisconsin companies boost exports south of the border.
8:50am
DWD. State adds 16,500 private-sector jobs in November, suggesting full recovery of jobs lost during great recession; Unemployment rate declines to 5.2%.

12:07pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Van Hollen: Money for body cameras better spent elsewhere.
12:06pm
WISC. Van Hollen says Supreme Court run unlikely.
9:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's private-sector growth rate lags nation.
9:43am
WBAY. Wisconsin unemployment rate drops in November.

Economy/Business

10:14am
Appleton Coated. Achieves Green Master Award for fourth consecutive year.

12:05pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Oshkosh Defense receives $67M order from U.S. Army.

Statewide

3:13pm
Americans for Properity. Names Luke Hilgemann CEO.
2:47pm
Wisconsin Workforce Development Association. New leadership at the Wisconsin Workforce Development Association.
1:10pm
Community Advocates. Why does Wisconsin's health insurance exchange for state employees in Dane County get much lower premiums than its exchanges in the State's 71 other counties? What lessons can policymakers learn? Report.
11:08am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Total state-local taxes rise, but fall as share of income.
8:01am
RENEW Wisconsin. Keynotes and agenda set for January Renewable Energy Policy Summit.

8:44am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Full Wisconsin Senate salary database.
8:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Search our updated database of Wisconsin state employee pay.
4:45am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin on pace for fewest road deaths since 1943.
4:42am
Appleton Post Crescent. Area health insurance costs quadruple.

Courts

8:51am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Richard W. Steffes.
8:51am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Kearney W. Kemp.

1:37pm
WMTV. ACLU dismisses Wisconsin gay marriage lawsuit.
5:48am
WKOW. Foundation sues Wis. over contraception records.
5:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Both sides of campaign finance debate happy Supreme Court will take up John Doe.

Education

3:12pm
MPS. New Learning Journey expands JA BizTown program.
2:42pm
Marquette University. Marquette Theatre presents 'How I Became a Pirate.'

10:27am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Director of religious school group named UW-Madison lobbyist.
5:46am
WEAU. UW-Eau Claire faces one of largest deficits in school history.

Local

4:06pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Defining Lakefront vision moves forward.
2:28pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. And Verona Area Needs Network announce new partnership.
10:46am
City of Racine. Finance/Clerk-Treasurer's Office closed to the public on Friday, January 2, 2015.
10:25am
Menominee Indian Tribe, Menominee County. Multijurisdictional efforts continue in addressing flooding and road closures.
9:58am
City of Sun Prairie. Joint Review Board approves creation of TID #11 on Sun Prairie's Main Street.
5:23am
Village of Richfield. Embraces change in weather with change in leadership.

12:15pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. O'Donnell Park sale to Northwestern Mutual rejected on 8-9 board vote.
5:28am
Chippewa Herald. Frac sand resolution gains traction.
4:59am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Cops fighting smoker surcharge.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. From criticism to joy, local reaction to Cuba news mixed.
4:49am
Racine Journal Times. Casino supporters rally at Dairyland site.
4:45am
Sheboygan Press. City hires attorney in retirement lawsuit.
4:43am
Green Bay Press Gazette. County blocks sales tax referendum proposal.

Congress

2:58pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Participates in La Crosse Area Development Corporation's annual meeting.
2:43pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Applauds investments in Wisconsin research, science and innovation.

4:51am
Wausau Daily Herald. Wisconsin politicians seek influence over Cuba policy.

Federal Agencies

10:23am
EPA. Announces 2014 annual environmental enforcement results.

Wednesday December 17, 2014

Governor

4:20pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Applauds Gov. Walker's and Speaker Vos's comments on allowing local school boards flexibility on academic standards.
4:17pm
Gov. Walker. Discusses property tax relief, participates in property tax relief tour.
4:51am
Gov. Walker. Announces special election for 20th Senate District.

5:19am
WQOW. Walker backing off call to repeal Common Core.

Budget

4:58am
Chippewa Herald. State's GAAP deficit drops to lowest level since 2001. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Legislative

4:16pm
Rep. Craig. Blasts CESA waste, slack DPI oversight. Letter to DPI Supt. Evers.
2:56pm
Wisconsin Contractor Coalition. Wisconsin Contractor Coallition launched. 
12:30pm
Sen. Carpenter. Governor Walker Property Tax Tour highlights missed opportunity for real property tax relief.
5:26am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Vos now agrees with Fitzgerald about how to destroy the non-partisan Government Accountability Board.

12:34pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Coalition of unions, workers forms to fight right-to-work bill.

State Agencies

4:23pm
DHS. Wisconsin receives federal award to develop state health care innovation plan.
4:19pm
DATCP. Publishes third edition Local Food Marketing Guide.
12:42pm
AG Van Hollen. And victim services providers praise move to add animal cruelty to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program.
11:51am
DOJ. Lake Geneva woman charged with Medicaid fraud.
11:23am
DHS. "BE WELL" this holiday season.

Statewide

4:24pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. 'Moving Solar Forward.'
4:22pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Tim and Danielle Clark named to AFBF's Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.
12:31pm
ALEC. New report highlights 14 states that cut taxes in 2014.
12:27pm
Wisconsin Wins With Natural Gas Vehicles. Wisconsin celebrates a big switch to fueling with natural gas.
11:14am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. New Wisconsin Health Insurance Cost Ranking report.
7:05am
Enough Already WI. Statement on Menominee's admission of card check approval.
7:03am
RENEW Wisconsin. Keynotes and agenda set for January Renewable Energy Policy Summit.

10:57am
WKOW. Madison will have lowest costs for health insurance in 2015.
4:55am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin ranked as 12th highest taxed state.

Courts

4:13pm
Freedom From Religion Foundation. Sues Walker administration over open records violation.
12:22pm
One Wisconsin Now. Parties involved in criminal investigation of campaign collusion spent millions to help elect court majority that could hear cases.
9:02am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Tahj E. Kitt.

5:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear 'John Doe' challenges.
4:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State high court to take up Doe cases centered on Walker's campaign.

Education

12:42pm
UW-Stout. Decades after his first college experience, student earns degree.
11:13am
UW-Stout. Marketing, business judges sought for 43rd DECA competition.
9:50am
School Choice Wisconsin. 99% of private students in statewide program previously on scholarship.
5:27am
MPS. 3,000+ donated clothing items will help students at 6 MPS high schools stay warm.

Local

10:22am
Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee. Noche de Ninos collects record number of toys for Milwaukee kids.
9:04am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. City of Milwaukee: Government by elitists and the people don't count.

5:16am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Binding referendum on streetcar borrowing may be off the table.
5:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Audit: Milwaukee emergency psychiatric care needs overhaul.
4:54am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Flood waters encroaching on Keshena homes and businesses.

Congress

4:21pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on the Obama administration's Cuba policy announcement.
12:28pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Votes for the Tax Increase Prevention Act.
9:06am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Congress funds Great Lakes Restoration Initiative at $300 million.

9:06am
Fox 11. Rep. Petri reflects on 35-year career in Congress.
6:15am
USA Today. Obama issues 'executive orders by another name.'
6:06am
The Hill. Retailers to try again for online sales tax.
5:23am
Fox 11. Obama signs $1.1 trillion spending bill into law.

Federal Agencies

11:24am
EPA. Prevents harmful chemicals from entering the marketplace.

Politics

4:18pm
DPW. Scott Walker won't follow Jeb Bush's lead on public records.
11:50am
Stroebel for State Senate. Statement regarding special primary election date of February 17th.

12:38pm
La Crosse Tribune. Walker: Bush presidential run won't affect my plans.
5:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Former DNC fundraiser exposes how billionaire elites influence democracy.
4:56am
Sheboygan Press. 20th Senate District race set for April.

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Supreme Court Orders

5:42pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates, Inc. v. Barland - order.
5:41pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three unnamed petitioners v. Peterson - Order.

Governor

6:09pm
Gov. Walker. Announces special election for 20th Senate District.
4:08pm
Reps. Kooyenga, Marklein. Statement on the release of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
3:05pm
Gov. Walker. General fund GAAP deficit drops total of $1.6 billion in past three fiscal years. Report.
2:48pm
Gov. Walker. And First Lady Tonette Walker take part in Menorah lighting ceremony.

3:35pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker to review use of fishing, hunting fees for iron mine review.
5:52am
Wall Street Journal. Republican governors push to reshape welfare programs.

Legislative

3:28pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: The stewardship program preserves our connection to the land.
3:07pm
Sen. Hansen. Audit shows Walker agency failed Wisconsin families when they needed help the most.
12:55pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on unemployment insurance audit.
12:47pm
Sen. Harris Dodd. Appointed to the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Commission.
12:40pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on UI audit release.
12:29pm
Rep. Sargent. UI audit raises concerns.
12:02pm
One Wisconsin Now. Speaker 'boss' Vos puts fox in charge of henhouse on development of accountability bill for voucher schools.
12:01pm
Sen. Shilling. Shocking audit reveals Walker agency blocked 1.7 million unemployment calls.
10:46am
Rep. Rodriguez. Named chairperson of Committee on Children and Families.
9:49am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit analyzes initial claims processing for unemployment insurance.
9:02am
LAB. Report: Initial claims processing for unemployment insurance. Highlights.

1:22pm
Daily Reporter. Audit: State overpaid $168 million in unemployment, trouble with phone system.
10:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State phone problems blocked callers about jobless benefits. Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.
4:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly Speaker says he's 'open' to replacing GAB with partisan elections board.
4:53am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Knudson defends push to overhaul GAB.

State Agencies

3:09pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Approves $3 million for community projects and land exchange with the USFS.
1:59pm
AG Van Hollen. Issues formal opinion to Waupaca County Corporation Counsel Jeffrey J. Siewart concerning physician orders for life-sustaining treatment (POLST) forms. Request. Opinion.
1:57pm
Wisconsin Historicial Society. Magazine details 1960s work of Milwaukee's NAACP Commandos.
1:30pm
WEDC. State now accepting nominees for 2015 Governor's Export Achievement Awards.
1:12pm
AG Van Hollen. Issues opinion to Waukesha Co. District Attorney concerining whether a city alder would violate the "private interes in public contract" statute when city makes zoning decision on property in which alder has interest. Request. Opinion.
12:45pm
DNR. Weekly news.
12:08pm
AG Van Hollen. Issues formal opinion to Deputy Secretary of the DNR Matt Moroney concerning "responsible units" established under state waste management laws. Request. Opinion.
11:23am
OCI. Wisconsin Insurance News.
10:08am
DOA. Use of clean, cost-effective transportation fuel in Wisconsin grows by 132%.
9:45am
DPI. 62 Wisconsin teachers achieve national certification.
9:44am
WEDC. Cambridge Major Laboratories announces expansion in Washington County.
6:01am
DATCP. Help us help you avoid tax prep fraud.

1:27pm
Chippewa Herald. DNR concedes its rules are faulty, then allows more frac sand mining.
1:25pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Elections board head defends agency in the wake of audit, GOP criticism. Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.
5:01am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wisconsin elections board looks at ballot design.

Economy/Business

9:48am
Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year. 2014 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award nominees announced.

Statewide

4:49pm
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. New fed tax figures show Illinois, Minnesota taxes move ahead of Wisconsin.
3:43pm
Menominee Nation. Statement on possible card check at the proposed Menominee's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Kenosha.
12:44pm
Mental Health America of Wisconsin. New reports highlight need for data on mental health care.
12:12pm
Freedom From Religion Foundation. Friendly athiests featured on 11 bill boards in Chicago this month.
9:16am
Clean Wisconsin. Utilities, environmental groups, regulators come together for Clean Power Plan.

5:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Website ranks Wisconsin as 'worst state for black Americans.'
5:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Road salt leading to rising chloride levels in streams, study finds.

Courts

8:47am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Outagamie County v. Michael H.
8:37am
District III Court of Appeals.  State v. Jordan John Samsa.

3:45pm
The Hill. Federal judge declares Obama immigration action unconstitutional.
4:57am
Wisconsin State Journal. Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Metro Transit gun ban.

Education

10:12am
Marquette University. Researchers team up with former Green Bay Packers to explore life after football.
10:06am
UW-Stout. Students' Hope for the Holidays benefit brings in record amount.

8:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Former employees cast doubt on voucher school's operations.
5:17am
Baraboo News Republic. School board approves transgender student participation policy.

Local

4:26pm
Milwaukee Ald. Hamilton. Council approves Milwaukee Promise funding to help city neighborhoods.
4:01pm
Menominee Indian Tribe, Menominee County. State Highway 47 closes due to flooding.
2:51pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces grant to partner for conservation projects.
11:36am
Milwaukee County Board Chair Dimitrijevic. Announces new commitment of $200,000 in workforce development funding on Couture and Streetcar projects.
11:22am
Clean Lakes Alliance. Uncertainty makes Clean Lakes Alliance's annual freeze contest "anyone's game."

1:28pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee Common Council delays streetcar vote until January.
5:11am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Algmoa sanitary district asks PSC to resolve rate dispute.
5:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Streetcar proponent expects legislative move to delay vote.

Congress

2:05pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Pushes SEC to move forward on rule disclosing CEO-to-worker pay ratios.
9:58am
The Hill. Dem report: Justices could erase $65 billion in ObamaCare subsidies.

Politics

3:34pm
Fox 11. Walker says Bush decision on 2016 doesn't affect him.
5:07am
Capital Times. Iowa politics expert predicts top-three finish for Scott Walker in 2016 caucuses.
4:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Supreme Court Justice Bradley to launch re-election campaign.

Monday December 15, 2014

Governor

2:52pm
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Look for Walker to push more cuts in property taxes.

Budget

5:30am
Sheboygan Press. Editorial: More investment needed in our roads.

Legislative

4:59pm
Rep. Murphy. Named chair of Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities and the Joint Survey Committee on Retirement.
4:21pm
Rep. Petryk. To chair the Assembly Committee on Workforce Development.
4:00pm
Rep. Ballweg. Announced chair of joint committees.
3:58pm
Rep. Kleefisch, Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Column: Help us secure safer neighborhoods throughout Wisconsin.
12:43pm
Sen. Carpenter. Audit DOT's major highway program. Letter to Joint Audit Co-Chairs.
11:24am
Rep. Ott. Named chairman of Assembly Committee on Natural Resources & Sporting Heritage.
11:21am
Reps. Bies, Goyke. Study committee reviewing problem-solving courts approve final recommendations.
10:59am
Rep. Skowronski. Appointed chair of Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs.
10:48am
Rep. Jorgensen. Journal: Celebrate responsibly, don't drink and drive.
5:08am
Rep.-elect Novak. Named Agriculture Committee vice chair.
5:05am
Rep. Craig. Appointed chair of Financial Institutions Committee, vice chair of Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing.
5:04am
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Named chairman of the Assembly Committee on Education.

5:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mike Ellis spends thousands on way out to hire political operative.
5:13am
Racine Journal Times. Vos: Slow down on right-to-work.
4:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Right-to-work would trim union clout, but broader economic impact unclear.
4:50am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin anti-abortion groups set 2015-17 agenda.

State Agencies

3:23pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces judgment requiring a Sheboygan construction company to pay $25,000 in forfeitures, fees, and costs.
1:51pm
Secretary of State La Follette. One important consolidation.
1:42pm
DOC. Wisconsin's Division of Juvenile Corrections honored for green corrections practices.
1:27pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces judgments requiring Washington County farmer to restore a wetland and pay $60,000 in forfeitures, fees and costs.
12:24pm
DPW. Scott Walker's DNR spends conservation funds on special interest mining proposal.
11:35am
DHS. Provides additional grants to expand graduate medical education.
11:00am
DFI. Announces launch of streamlined electronic filing depository for investors.
10:11am
AG Van Hollen. Announces protocol for untested sexual assault kits in custody of local law enforcement.
10:08am
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Statement targeted Medicaid audit of family planning clinics.
9:39am
DOT. Federal legislation will enable converting US 41 to an Interstate.
7:12am
WEDC. Names new Vice President of International Business Development.

1:58pm
Chippewa Herald. Highway 41 going Interstate in 2015.
10:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State to family planning clinics: You owe us millions.
4:44am
La Crosse Tribune. DOJ says no rape evidence testing without consent.

Economy/Business

4:41pm
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Union Cab Cooperative of Madison receives recognition as a Green Master in Wisconsin Green Masters Program.

5:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin taxpayers' cost for iron mine review: $260,000 and counting.

Statewide

7:13am
WMC. Wisconsin must avoid the energy mistakes of Germany.
5:10am
Wisconsin Right to Work. Launches new radio ad.

5:29am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Wisconsin child care costs among highest in U.S.
4:45am
La Crosse Tribune. Railroad bridge conditions hidden from public view.
4:44am
Appleton Post Crescent. Brace yourselves: Scams will get even worse.

Courts

5:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Attempt to hire court spokeswoman rankles some justices.
4:46am
Chippewa Herald. Legal team that fought same-sex marriage ban seeks nearly $1.25 million in fees.

Education

1:55pm
Marquette University. Marquette Law School to launch Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic.
11:31am
UW System. Mark A. Mone named new UW-Milwaukee chancellor.
11:01am
UW-Madison. Partnership builds creative digital technology in Wisconsin classrooms.
10:49am
Marquette University. Diedrich College of Communication receives $3.5 million gift.

1:57pm
Baraboo News Republic. Schools to weigh transgender policy.
5:21am
Sheboygan Press. SASD, area companies eye major expansion of tech ed offerings.

Local

2:13pm
Menominee Indian Tribe, Menominee County. Disaster declaration of emergency issued.
11:22am
Port of Milwaukee. Wraps up a strong international shipping season with steel tonnages reaching near-record levels.
11:00am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County partners with local communities to clean waterways.
10:24am
UW-Credit Union. Apple Pay now available to members.
5:07am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 5 arrests.
5:03am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.

4:43am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Woman says raw milk may not have made Durand football team ill.
4:41am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Real estate industry goes to bat for downtown streetcar.

Congress

2:15pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports bipartisan Guarding Our Great Lakes Act.
9:17am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Legislators call on HHS to end discriminatory blood donation policy, implement risk-based policies.

5:54am
Reuters. Senate passes spending bill, ends government shutdown threat.
5:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: The Great Lakes will benefit but Chicago canal, ballast water remain concerns.
4:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Immigration supporters push for Ron Johnson, Walker to back Obama's plan.

Politics

10:10am
Stroebel for State Senate. Statement regarding Legislative Audit Bureau report on GAB.

Friday December 12, 2014

GAB Audit.

3:07pm
Sen. Farrow. Releases statement on GAB audit.
12:46pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on Government Accountability Board audit.
11:55am
One Wisconsin Now. Republicans using audit to justify attacks on election, ethics oversight agency.
11:53am
Rep. Bernier. Responds to audit report.
11:37am
Rep. Sargent. Audit should not be used for political ends.
11:35am
Rep. Knudson. Troubling audit of GAB shows need for substantial reform.
10:40am
Sen. Darling. Audit shows GAB ignored law.
9:55am
Speaker Vos. Releases statement on GAB audit.
9:54am
Sen. Lazich. Statement about Legislative Audit Bureau release of Government Accountability Board Audit.
9:30am
GAB. Statement regarding LAB audit. Response letter.
9:12am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on Legislative Audit Bureau review of GAB.
9:09am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit recommends improvements for GAB.
9:06am
LAB. Report: Government Accountability Board. Highlights.

11:43am
Chippewa Herald. Audit details problems with Wisconsin elections board.
11:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republicans seize on audit critical of state elections board.
9:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Audit finds problems with state election board amid criticism from GOP leaders.

Governor

5:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker administration proposes eliminating Governor's Pardon Advisory Board.

Budget

12:44pm
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Aging advocates weigh in on WI-DOT budget.
8:11am
DPW. Majority of Wisconsinites oppose Scott Walker's $750 million tax hike.

4:48am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Editorial: New revenue needed to fix our rotten roads.

Legislative

4:27pm
Speaker Vos. Announces Assembly committee chairs.
3:43pm
Rep. Krug. PSC should approve extension deadline of Wisconsin Energy Corp's acquisition of Integrys.
12:29pm
Sen.-elect Bewley. Announces committee assignments.
10:17am
Sen. Shilling. Announces Senate office staff.
8:28am
Sen. Carpenter. Second anniversary of Aaron Rodgers Day in Wisconsin.

8:09am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican leaders move reporters in Assembly chamber in advance of new session.
4:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republicans soften opposition to Common Core.
4:52am
Wisconsin State Journal. Robin Vos pushes for expanding prison work-release programs.
4:45am
Appleton Post Crescent. State senator says go slow on Integrys, We Energies deal.

State Agencies

4:29pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Sheboygan store sells $100,000 raffle winner.
2:28pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Dec. 14-20.
11:32am
DATCP. Ho, Ho, hold onto your receipts and other return tips.
11:31am
DNR. Mission to protect, enhance forests stands strong in DNR nurseries consolidation plan.
8:46am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Dec. 15-19.

5:14am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: State report on taxes lacked depth.
5:04am
La Crosse Tribune. Little support for power line in Amish country.

Economy/Business

5:00pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. American Family to invest in StartingBlock Madison.
5:02am
Stevens Point Journal. Potential new development may mean 170 new jobs in city.
4:50am
Capital Times. Hill Farms redevelopment project bidder paid $4 million to settle school overbilling claims.
4:46am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Pentagon plan good news for Marinette shipbuilding.

Statewide

10:19am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. New members appointed to Young Farmer and Agriculturist Committee.

5:13am
La Crosse Tribune. Tribes wary of selling pot, even if DOJ says OK.
4:59am
Racine Journal Times. Wisconsin has more binge drinkers than every other state except North Dakota, report finds.
4:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal officials will not prosecute tribes that grow pot.

Courts

3:05pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts 10 new cases.
8:45am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. John J. Carter.

4:04pm
WKOW. State Supreme Court refuses raw milk case.
4:56am
Daily Reporter. Environmental groups sue DNR over air standards. Wisconsin State Journal.

Education

2:28pm
UW-Stout. Responding to hate, bias subject of free training program Jan. 31.
1:16pm
UW-Madison. New theory suggests alternate path led to rise of eukaryotic cell.
9:58am
UW-River Falls. Faculty receive Undergraduate Research and Discovery Grant to create Kinni Watershed Consortium.

5:33am
WQOW. High-speed Internet on its way to more schools.

Local

3:19pm
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. Homeless vets, children would get boost from Housing Trust Fund awards.

4:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. BMO Harris Bradley Center posts $1.9 million loss for fiscal 2014.

Congress

4:30pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on H.R. 3979, bill to authorize the nation's defense.
3:45pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on final NLRB rule on union election process.
2:30pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Earns appointment to Appropriations Committee.
12:44pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.
5:10am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Applauds Pentagon decision to support Wisconsin shipbuilding economy.
5:07am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. To House leadership: Let us vote.
5:06am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on government funding bill.
5:06am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. On Department of Labor $100 million apprenticeship training grants.

2:18pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Pocan introduces bill to ban fracking on publicly owned lands.
2:16pm
The Hill. Senate seeks to end Congress, pass $1.1 trillion funding bill.
2:14pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. New House budget chairman to follow Ryan framework.
6:50am
The Hill. Health groups fear bill could lead to return of pizza, fries in school.
5:07am
Reuters. House narrowly passes spending bill, averts government shutdown.
4:48am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Ethics committee closes review of Tom Petri.

Federal Agencies

5:09am
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Shut down CIA.

Thursday December 11, 2014

Governor

10:59am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address.

3:22pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Walker not saying much about voucher school expansion.

Budget

5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker considering merging state agencies in next budget.

Legislative

4:18pm
Sen. Hansen. Announces committee assignments.
1:26pm
Sen. Shilling. Announces committee appointments.
1:06pm
Sen. Wirch. Announces committee assignments.
9:48am
Rep. Kapenga. Appointed co-president of Assembly of State Legislatures.
8:24am
Rep. Barca. Weekly Democratic Radio Address.

5:02am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Local union anticipates right-to-work proposal from GOP.
5:00am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Right-to-work not the right priority.
4:58am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Wisconsin senator willing to reexamine frac sand mining regulations.

State Agencies

4:19pm
DNR. Outdoor report for Decemeber 11, 2014.
3:20pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces judgment requiring Oconto County body shop operators to pay forfeitures for open burning and hazardous waste violations.
3:00pm
Wisconsin Right to Work. Kenosha casino card check policy is wrong for Wisconsin.
1:15pm
Media Trackers. Minimum wage hike advocates asked senators to violate ethics rules.
1:12pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Announces intent to award nearly $4 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grants to train almost 3,600 workers.
1:11pm
DOT. State finalizes rail purchase to support freight rail system.
1:11pm
DOJ. Osseo resident sentenced to 40 years for first degree reckless homicide and child abuse - intentionally causing body harm.
11:31am
DATCP. Issues recall for snack sticks produced by Rivers Edge Market.

12:09pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Dozens sickened by raw milk, yet state keeps farm names secret.
4:59am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin prison system rethinks solitary confinement.

Economy/Business

5:05am
Stevens Point Journal. Plastic industry thrives in northern, central Wisconsin.
5:02am
Beloit Daily News. Illinois firm moving to Beloit.

Statewide

3:01pm
Wisconsin Association for Justice. Praise from the courtroom to the classroom for Trial Lawyer of the Year.
1:09pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Matt Rothschild named new WDC Director.
9:45am
Cornucopia Institute. Investigation: "Factory farms" producing massive quantities of organic milk and eggs.
6:32am
AIDS Network, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Announce merger.

5:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Diversify transportation funding, local government groups urge.
5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Golden commodity: Road salt price skyrockets.
4:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Water levels continue to rise in lakes Michigan, Superior.

Courts

3:23pm
Chippewa Herald. Appeals court rules on state doctors' obligations.
1:25pm
Chippewa Herald. Medford woman to challenge state's 'cocaine mom' law.

Education

1:08pm
UW-Madison. With new professor, university-industry effort to focus on energy storage.
11:00am
Marquette Unversity. College of Communication accepting applications for 2015-16 O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism.
5:12am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Policy brief: How to fix Wisconsin's broken open enrollment program.

Local

3:19pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Fourth Economy Consulting selects Dane County as a top community nationwide for economic sustainability in its Community Index.
2:30pm
Menominee Nation. Kenosha-area rally supporting jobs creation by the proposed Menominee-Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is set for December 17th.

12:07pm
Beloit Daily News. Gun search offer withdrawn.
4:57am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Streetcar heads to council, but decision could be delayed to January.

Congress

4:27pm
WISPIRG. Congressional omnibus-bill would gut Wall St. reform, allow for more special interest spending.
2:29pm
U.S. Rep. Petri. Statement on Ethics Committee decision to close case against him.
1:16pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on the nomination of Antonio Weiss to Treasury.
1:10pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Answers constituents' questions during Facebook Q&A.
8:26am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Urges Rep. Sensenbrenner to support Copyright and Marriage Equality Act.
5:09am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Helps introduce amendment to ban funds for President Obama's immigration order.

6:06am
The Hill. House moves toward passing funding bill to avoid shutdown.

Federal Agencies

5:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. USDA considers changes to beef marketing program.

Politics

1:05pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker's math problem much bigger than spelling woes.
12:02pm
Stroebel for State Senate. Washington County leaders support.

6:13am
New York Times. Torture report puts presidential hopefuls in quiet mode.
5:25am
Fox 11. Walker says he didn't ask Adelson for support.

Wednesday December 10, 2014

Budget

12:07pm
LFB. 2015-17 overview of state agency major request items.

Legislative

1:52pm
Sen. Cowles. Letter to PSC supporting delay of WE-Integrys merger.
10:42am
Rep. Shankland. To hold Town Hall office hours on December 15.

2:53pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Supreme Court age limit proposal is a political move, scholar says.
2:06pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lawmaker, right-to-work champion leads push on U.S. Constitution.
11:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Group urges Wisconsin to look at other states' prison reforms.
5:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Economic harms, benefits of right-to-work bill are likely minimal, economist says.

State Agencies

3:55pm
DPW. Scott Walker's task force about nothing.
3:16pm
DATCP. Sign up to exhibit at China dairy expo.
2:02pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Higher standards: The right direction for students.
1:53pm
DNR. Public can comment on proposed public shooting range in Columbia County.
12:53pm
DNR. New public input process helping citizens shape agency direction.
11:53am
DNR. Proposal to consider reopening Blue Mound State Park snowmobile trail approved.
11:47am
DNR. Natural Resources Board authorizes public hearings to receive feedback regarding Deer Trustee's Report rule package.
11:34am
DOT. State airport plan final public hearing scheduled for December 18.
10:43am
DNR. Natural Resources Board approves emergency rule to protect Lake Superior lake trout.
10:43am
DNR. Natural Resources Board approves revisions to state's invasive species rule.
9:28am
Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group. Stakeholders request more time regarding WEC acquisition docket.

2:16pm
La Crosse Tribune. DNR drafting 4 wolf population goal options.
11:36am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. DNR board approves hearings on new deer rules.
5:10am
La Crosse Tribune. Residents rail against power line, PSC at Holmen hearing. WKBT.

Statewide

2:12pm
Local Government Institute. Report: Filling potholes: A new look at funding local transportation in Wisconsin. Video.
9:00am
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service warns of THIN ICE close to hydro electric facilities.

2:17pm
Chippewa Herald. Higher taxes floated as local roads funding option.
12:10pm
Bloomberg. Highway funds fall low enough that Republicans seek taxes.
10:00am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. N.D. regulators order treatment of crude oil for safety.
9:53am
Governing. Half of listed Medicaid doctors are unavailable.
5:20am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Government: Gas to average $2.60 next year.
5:13am
Capital Times. Environmentalists split over Badger-Coulee power line.

Courts

9:02am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. 118th Street Kenosha v. WI DOT.

Education

11:33am
UW-Madison. New grant to help low-income liberal arts students land paid internships.
5:22am
MPS. Washington HS of IT nets 2nd grant to connect students to moblie app development.

5:09am
Green Bay Press Gazette. School board asks reporter to turn off recorder.

Local

1:55pm
Mliwaukee Treasurer Coggs. 2014 City of Milwaukee property tax bills.
12:29pm
Milwaukee County Sups. Broderick, Johnson, Jr., Jursik. Announce opposition to O'Donnell Park sale to Northwestern Mutual.

5:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bayfield County explores possibility of permitting first CAFO.
5:14am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Streetcar, Couture spending approved with support of downtown businesses. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
5:11am
Stevens Point Journal. Grant takes step to sue county over ambulance tax.

Congress

3:30pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Objects to family farmer-hurting provisions snuck into appropriations bill.
3:14pm
U.S. Reps. Sensenbrenner, Scott, Marino, Bass, Joyce, Ryan. Introduce comprehensive legislation to combat drug addiction.
2:09pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Applauds higher standards for crude oil stabilization.
11:49am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for action to prevent international violence and discrimination against women.
10:53am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on CIA torture report.
9:47am
U.S. Reps. Sensenbrenner, Massie, Lofgren. Introduce Secure Data Act.
9:01am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Gets job done on transportation measure to support Wisconsin's economy.

9:42am
The Hill. Parties cut deal to open spigot of campaign cash.
5:45am
USA Today. Congress nears vote on $1 trillion spending bill.
5:15am
Chippewa Herald. U.S. House gives Great Lakes cleanup 5 more years.

Federal Agencies

12:34pm
EPA. Takes action to protect consumers from harmful chemicals that can cause reproductive and developmental harm.
11:08am
EPA. Rule promotes responsible hazardous materials recycling, protects communities.

5:21am
WQOW. IRS reportedly paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits.

Politics

2:08pm
Prescott for Senate. Drops out of state Senate race.
12:22pm
Media Trackers. Operating Engineers switch political support, right to work looms.
9:03am
One Wisconsin Now. Walker administration breaks new fundraising ground with "pay to pray" inaugural event.

Tuesday December 9, 2014

Legislative

2:19pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: "Work for less" bill another burden for Wisconsin families.
1:18pm
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Serving Wisconsin: Retiring senators offer wisdom.

11:26am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. WMC says right-to-work, tax cut are priorities.
5:08am
Milwaukee Business Journal. WMC's Bauer advocates for gas-tax hike, eliminating highest tax bracket, union limitations.

State Agencies

3:03pm
DNR. Village of Cross Plains and DNR work to redevelop historic Zanders Creamery.
1:49pm
DNR. Weekly news.
11:57am
Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, DOR Sec. Chandler. Release tax reform report.
11:55am
DOT. New Rustic Roads in St. Croix and Waushara Counties.
11:51am
DATCP. Watch for gift card "gotchas."
11:24am
AG Van Hollen. A look back at the past eight years.
11:00am
DHS. Flu shot remains the best protection against influenza this holiday season.
10:32am
DATCP. Register now for local foods marketing seminar.
9:37am
AG Van Hollen, DFI Sec. Bildsten. Remind eligible borrowers to watch for Ocwem settlement payments.
9:27am
AG Van Hollen. Announces judgment requiring Hutchinson Technology, Inc., a manufacturing facility in Eau Claire County, to pay $95,000 in forfeitures and costs.
5:55am
ETF. Preliminary WRS investment performance returns.

2:00pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Railroad attorney makes case for compensation.
1:55pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Report: High property taxes the top concern raised in tax reform roundtables. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
5:09am
Chippewa Herald. Canadian Pacific claims loss in aborted high-speed train deal.

Economy/Business

10:21am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Minnesota senators look to Wisconsin for workforce advice.

Statewide

2:50pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Delegates set policy for 2015.
9:59am
Wisconsin Association for Justice. Milwaukee lawyer Jacobs to lead.
9:58am
National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. Founding member bobbleheads have arrived.
9:33am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Urges farmers to comment on Beef Checkoff by Dec. 10th.
9:29am
Arts Wisconsin. Arts Day 2015 - March 11, 2015.
9:25am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Health care transparency advances in Wisconsin with new hospital quality rating system.

5:58am
Bloomberg. States across U.S. seen reducing taxes by the most since 2001.

Courts

9:35am
District I Court of Appeals. Holy Redeemer Church of God in Christ v. Wisconsin DPI.
9:34am
District II Court of Appeals. Bank of America v. Todd M. Prissel.

Education

2:10pm
UW-Stout. Undergraduates present research at state economics meeting.

Local

1:13pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Now hiring for a great new career.
11:53am
Freedom from Religion Foundation. Milwaukee Courthouse has 'room at the inn' for solstice display.
11:50am
Milwaukee Ald. Davis. Luxury versus necessities.
11:33am
Milwaukee County Sup. Mayo. Announces opposition to downtown transit center and O'Donnell Park sales.

5:16am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee-area jobs market expected to surge in first quarter. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Congress

3:54pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To Kerry: 'Why has the administration not sent us a draft proposal?'

3:06pm
Reuters. U.S. spending talks hit snag, stopgap extension prepared.
10:29am
USA Today. CIA torture was ineffective, Senate report concludes.
5:54am
Bloomberg. U.S. spending plan to be released just days before funding ends.
5:53am
Reuters. Sexual threats, other CIA methods detailed in Senate report.

Politics

2:07pm
RPW. 2015 brings increased Obamacare costs.
12:41pm
DPW. Vegas, baby: Scott Walker courts billionaire's cash, support for presidential bid.
11:23am
Stroebel for State Senate. Speaker Vos, Majority Leader Steineke and 20 other conservative leaders support.

12:48pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker to meet with mega-donor Sheldon Adelson.

Monday December 8, 2014

Governor

3:23pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Statement on Governor Walker's casino update.

5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Time for Gov. Scott Walker to say no to Kenosha casino.
5:03am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Political dance music playing?

Budget

5:00am
Sheboygan Press. GOP mulls DNR stewardship's budget future.

Legislative

7:17am
WMC. Continuing Wisconsin's era of reform.

2:53pm
WKOW. State business group wants top income tax bracket eliminated.
1:22pm
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: State has more important issues than right to work.
6:03am
Washington Examiner. Editorial: Wisconsin should pass right to work.
5:05am
Chippewa Herald. GOP lawmakers consider changes to 'John Doe' law.

State Agencies

2:45pm
DOA. State Energy Office awards nearly $1 million to Wisconsin trucking companies to save money, reduce air emissions.
11:14am
DHS. Adult smoking in Wisconsin hits record low.
9:09am
OCI. Bulletin: 2015 resident and nonresident annual appointment billing reminder.

1:18pm
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin DNR enforcing new regulations for homeowners with roosting bat problems.
1:16pm
Chippewa Herald. DNR: Wolf hunters exceeded quota by 4 kills.

Statewide

2:38pm
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Medicare plan in Wisconsin receives four stars from CMS for 2015.
1:09pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Registration now open for State Convention.
12:18pm
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service Foundation awards area 'innovative' educators.
5:34am
Cornucopia Institute. New report criticizes yogurt industry.

6:09am
ABC News. Health law impacts primary care doc shortage.
4:59am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Senior care a 'ticking time bomb.'

Education

3:23pm
UW-Stout. UW System approves new BFA for game design program.
3:20pm
UW-Stout. More than 700 to receive diplomas at winter commencement.
9:08am
Public Policy Forum. What is the Milwaukee K-12 school system?

4:04pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin voucher programs march toward 30,000 student threshold.
2:09pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee voucher school faces penalty unless improvements are made.
5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Metro-suburban divide seen in Milwaukee area's employment gains.

Local

2:13pm
City of Madison. The flu season has officially arrived in Wisconsin.
12:16pm
Milwaukee County Sups. Bowen, Rainey, Weddle. Announce support for Couture project.
12:15pm
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Mayor looking to shut down public vote on downtown streetcar.
5:32am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies respond to protesters walking on freeway.

5:39am
Wisconsin State Journal. As Act 10 kills union pacts, Dane County limits its power over workers.
5:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Beloit police ask residents to volunteer to have their homes searched for guns.
4:58am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. More wells dug, more costs linked to contaminated gravel pit.

Federal Agencies

9:10am
EPA. Announces new Energy Star tool for homeowners to save money, energy this winter.

Politics

6:12am
The Hill. For 2016, who will jump in first?
5:36am
RPW. Unanimously re-elects Brad Courtney as chairman.
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Candidate suggests that out-of-state judges resolve Prosser ethics case.

Friday December 5, 2014

Governor

3:28pm
Gov. Walker. Participates in Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.
2:01pm
Gov. Walker. Attends Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony.

2:08pm
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Walker's position on right-to-work mirrors Snyder.
1:28pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker says right-to-work bill would be a distraction.
5:17am
WJFW. Walker in Minocqua speech: administration's focus shifts from jobs to workforce.

Legislative

5:04pm
Rep. Kapenga. The Assembly of State Legislatures to meet at the Naval Heritage Center on December 8 and 9.
2:42pm
DPW. GOP lawmaker convicted of sexual assault continues to draw taxpayer funded salary from jail.
2:20pm
Sen. Gudex. Running for non-partisan at-large office is less restrictive.
1:26pm
Rep. Goyke, Sen. Harris Dodd. Oppose possible expansion of I-94 East-West corridor.
12:20pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on UW System reforms.
11:49am
Americans for Prosperity. Supports right-to-work legislation.
11:19am
Sen. Darling. Mayor Barrett's trolley folly will take taxpayers for a ride.
10:35am
Rep. Riemer. Statement on proposed I-94 East-West Corridor Project.

11:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Scott Walker right to resist 'distraction.'
5:12am
WKOW. Fitzgerald says Senate will take lead on "right-to-work" legislation early next year.
4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate leaders make appointments to Joint Finance Committee.
4:54am
Racine Journal Times. Right-to-work heats up as Barca calls on governor to 'put brakes on.'

State Agencies

3:27pm
DOT. Merrimac ferry closed for the season.
2:28pm
DNR. Dam repair project will result in open water on Yellowstone Lake.
2:14pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Dec. 7-13.
2:11pm
AG Van Hollen. Benjamin Lahti has been sentenced for child enticement.
10:36am
DCF. New grants improve educational opportunities for Wisconsin child care providers.
9:16am
DVA Sec. Scocos. Column: Wisconsin remembers Pearl Harbor.
8:00am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Dec. 8-12.

4:43pm
WJFW. DNR Secretary: Wisconsin "being punished" by EPA in emissions proposal.
5:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Wisconsin DOT should reject double-deck option for I-94.
5:00am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: PSC can't forget public service mission.
4:58am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. DNR set to end 2014-15 wolf season.
4:55am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Kleefisch to seek business opportunities in China.

Economy/Business

2:44pm
U.S. Oil. Partners with Core-Mark to bring new GAIN Clean Fuel station to Arkansas.
2:03pm
U.S. Venture. U.S. Oil widens distribution and supply footprint with Noble Petro terminals acquisition.
7:55am
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Payroll employment increases by 321,000 in November; unemployment rate unchanged at 5.8%.

7:56am
Bloomberg. Payrolls in U.S. surge by most since early 2012 as wages pick up.

Statewide

2:17pm
Putnam Roby Williamson Communications. Roger Putnam leaving.
2:16pm
Enough Already WI. $100 million risk - Enough! release new radio ad.
1:23pm
U.S. Venture. Receives Workplace Excellence Award at 2014 New North Summit.
9:21am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. joins as newest Gold Founding Member.
7:55am
Wisconsin Right to Work. Launches first radio ad campaign.

10:32am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Right-to-work advocates launch radio ad.

Courts

4:38pm
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Frac sand mine must monitor dust, air quality.
7:58am
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas. Texas v. U.S.A. - motion for preliminary injunction and memorandum in support.

Education

10:00am
UW System President Cross. Presents plans to transform how the UW System does business.
9:57am
UW-River Falls. Student places third in nation as SASES conference.

1:31pm
Chippewa Herald. UW System president launches reform plan.
10:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW's Cross says system will launch cost-savings measures.
4:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Plan to add engineering degrees at three UW campuses meets resistance from Madison, Platteville. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Local

4:41pm
Milwaukee Ald. Hamilton. Police-community discussion: Acknowledging basic conditions, facts first is vital.
10:06am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Herold hired as new Dane County Library Director.
5:18am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Sheriff's deputies, other law enforcement agencies volunteer for 8th annual "Shop With a Cop" Saturday.

5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. City of Milwaukee may have to provide annual subsidies for streetcar.
4:54am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Sales tax proposed for Brown County.

Congress

4:40pm
Ho-Chunk Nation. Statement regarding Badger Army Ammunition Plant land.
1:25pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Schatz. Call on President Obama to submit a Proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force specific to ISIL.
10:34am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Gets the job done on transfer of Badger Army Ammunition Plant land.
5:15am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Announces $99,032 grant to provide locally grown meals to Sparta, Tomah, and Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School District students.

Federal Agencies

5:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal officials report increased competition on Wisconsin's health exchange.

Politics

2:02pm
RPW. Announces details of Governor Scott Walker's Inauguration.
1:14pm
Stroebel for State Senate. Majority of West Bend alderman support.
8:07am
Judge Rebecca Bradley. Releases statement on 2015 Supreme Court race.

10:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County judge decides not to challenge Justice Bradley.

Thursday December 4, 2014

U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas

6:46pm
Texas v. U.S.A. Motion for preliminary injunction and memorandum in support.

Right to Work

4:18pm
Reps. Sinicki, Taylor, Ohnstad. GOP again shows disdain for working people in rush to pass "Right to Work" legislation.
2:14pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on pledges to pass Right to Work bill.
2:11pm
Sen. Hansen. "Right-to-work" is wrong for Wisconsin.
1:30pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Opens debate on workplace freedom legislation.
1:26pm
Sen. Wirch. "Right to Work"? wrong for Wisconsin workers.
12:20pm
Rep. Barca. Calls on Gov. Walker to put the brakes on "Right to Work for Less."
12:16pm
Sen. Shilling. "Right to work for less" debate causing economic uncertainty for families and businesses.
12:15pm
One Wisconsin Now. "Right to work" backer cites Bradley Foundation funded junk science to justify attack on middle class wages and workplace safety.
12:14pm
Sen. Carpenter. Republicans plan to polarize Wisconsin, again, with right-to-work laws.

1:57pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate majority leader on 'right-to-work': 'We have to deal with this issue right now.'
1:38pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. As GOP legislators' interest heats up, Gov. Walker remains cool to 'right-to-work' legislation.
12:13pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin Senate leader to pursue right-to-work.
12:12pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State Senate to quickly take up right-to-work legislation
12:12pm
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Right-to-work. Can we talk?

Governor

1:40pm
DPW. Scott Walker supports mass deportations, joins GOP immigration lawsuit against President Obama.
1:35pm
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address.

5:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker says Legislature shouldn't focus on right-to-work bill next session.
5:04am
La Crosse Tribune. States sue of Obama's immigration orders.

Legislative

4:39pm
Sen. Tiffany. Appointed to serve on Joint Finance Committee.
3:49pm
Sen. Farrow. Senate Republicans announce committee assignments.
3:38pm
Sen.-elect Marklein. Appointed to serve on Joint Finance Committee.
3:30pm
Sen. Darling. Welcomes Senate finance members.
3:28pm
Sen. Gudex. Committee assignments announced for the Wisconsin State Senate.
3:25pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Criticizes Walker, DOJ involvement in immigration lawsuit.
2:41pm
Sen. Vukmir. Appointed to serve on Joint Finance Committee.
2:26pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Announcement of 2015-16 committee appointments.
2:10pm
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Enjoy 100 miles of Christmas.
12:24pm
Rep. Knodl. Column: Caution: Deer crossing ahead.
11:50am
Sen. Lassa. Public hearing on power line in Warrens Thursday.
10:10am
Sen.-elect Bewley. Democratic Weekly Radio Address.

State Agencies

4:20pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
1:32pm
DATCP. Livestock producers advised to start using 840 tags for official identification.
12:19pm
Lt. Gov. Kleefisch. To lead December 2014 delegation to China. FAQ.
11:46am
DNR. With the closure of Wolf Harvest Zone 3 to hunting and trapping, effective Friday, Dec. 5 at noon - Wisconsin's 2014 wolf harvest season has ended.
11:07am
State Public Defender. Board member & staff recognized as 2014 unsung heroes.
11:06am
AG Van Hollen. Announces multistate settlement with Sirius XM Radio.
10:35am
DHS. Wisconsin awarded grant to fund mental health services for young people in need.
10:17am
DOJ. Dennis Yarber bound over for trial under state's sexually violent person statute.
9:05am
DNR. Closes Wolf Harvest Zone 6 to hunting and trapping, effective 8 a.m., December 5.
9:02am
WEDC. Manitowoc energy technology company receives $250,000 state loan.

5:02am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Rift over double-deck freeway emerges as DOT gathers Stadium Interchange input. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
5:00am
Tomah Journal. PSC Commissioner reverses course.

Economy/Business

2:09pm
Wisconsin Energy Corporation. Announces plan to increase dividend by 8.3%
11:45am
Boardman & Clark. Employment law update, December 2014.

Statewide

7:15am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Health reform saves lives in Wisconsin.

5:54am
The Hill. Healthcare spending in the US grows at slowest rate since 1960.
5:28am
USA Today. NASA: Rate of Antarctic ice loss triples in a decade.

Courts

9:04am
District II Court of Appeals. James J. Walt v. City of Brookfield.
9:03am
District IV Court of Appeals. State v. Thornon F. Talley.

Education

11:17am
UW-Stevens Point. Alumna to address graduates.

Local

12:17pm
Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County. Annual gala will be Dec. 13.

Congress

3:27pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Apostle Island measure moves forward.
2:19pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To host Facebook Q&A on immigration/border security.
2:13pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Praises passage of defense bill supporting the Littoral Combat Ship.
12:22pm
U.S. Rep. Ryan. Announces subcommittee chairs of House Ways and Means Committee.
9:13am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. House approves ABLE Act, Sensenbrenner urges Senate passage.
5:09am
U.S. Reps. Ribble, Cartwright. Introduce bipartisan legislation to promote college savings.

5:08am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Spending bill includes Navy ships for Marinette Marine.
5:05am
Janesville Gazette. House moves to extend tax breaks through December.

Politics

9:55am
The Hill. Four potential Republican challengers who worry Hillary.
5:47am
The Hill. Round 2 for Johnson vs. Feingold?

Wednesday December 3, 2014

Governor

2:49pm
Gov. Walker. Joins lawsuit to block unilateral executive action.
2:49pm
AG Van Hollen. Joins 16 other states in challenge to president's executive action on immigration.
1:08pm
Gov. Walker. Video release: Executive Residence tree lighting and holiday decor.
11:58am
Enough Already WI. State taxpayers shouldn't pay for more gaming.
4:54am
Forest County Potawatomi Community. Statement on Potawatomi compact amendment.

2:50pm
Reuters. States sue Obama administration on immigration: Texas attorney general.
5:01am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Tribunal backs Potawatomi amendment to state compact; Walker says it's not an indication of support for Kenosha casino.
4:53am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker signs Potawatomi casino amendment.

Budget

12:47pm
Capital Times. Rough road ahead: Proposal to hike taxes and fees takes heat from both conservatives and environmentalists.
5:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Make sure Wisconsin transportation plan has proper balance.
4:55am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Compromise only path to better roads.

Legislative

12:04pm
Sen. Lassa. Holds office hours throughout district.
11:42am
Sen. Lassa. Congratulates Wautoma on airport grant.

5:21am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Editorial: Keep right-to-work legislation off the table in Wisconsin.
5:11am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Bucks arena funding should make use of 'jock tax.'
4:46am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Republican legislator promises to introduce right-to-work legislation. CBS 58.

State Agencies

3:59pm
DOT. 48 people died in traffic crashes last month.
9:18am
OCI. Administrative actions, November 2014.

5:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. Solar group appeals PSC vote approving new rates for We Energies.
4:58am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Coalition calls for rapid transit instead of I-94 expansion around Stadium Interchange.
4:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR backs off plan to relax pollution standard for dairy farm.

Economy/Business

5:12am
Stevens Point Journal. State manufacturers will continue hiring in 2015.
4:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Chambers of Commerce will meet to discuss future of state's economy.
4:48am
Duluth News Tribune. Health study of taconite workers ends; specific source of fibers causing lung disease unclear.

Statewide

11:12am
Clean Wisconsin. Seeds of Challenge examines extreme weather impacts to agriculture.
7:54am
The Firm Consulting. Former WEDC COO Ryan Murray joins as partner.

4:43pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Former senator Leibham to head lobbying arm of law firm.
4:01pm
WISC. Leibham taking job as lobbyist for law firm.
12:05pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Former Walker aide takes job with lobbying firm.

Courts

8:24am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Ramon G. Gonzalez.
8:23am
District II Court of Appeals. William O'Donnell v. Roxanne Kaye.

Education

3:58pm
UW-Stevens Point. Among best for millitary, veterans.
11:43am
UW-Extension. Benefits of "Dining In" showcased on Dec. 3, Family & Consumer Sciences Day.

5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS ranks high for teachers climbing pay scales, report says.

Local

9:21am
Rotary Club of Green Bay. Free Enterprise Award nominees sought.

12:03pm
Wauwatosa Now. Wauwatosa health officials say e-cigarettes should be banned inside public spaces.
4:49am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Downtown Milwaukee streetcar funding plan advances.

Congress

2:29pm
Dairy Business Association. Statement on President Obama's recent executive order.
11:59am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Secures three Littoral Combat Ships in the National Defense Authorization Act.

1:08pm
WBAY. Defense bill agreement includes funding for 3 LCS.

Federal Agencies

12:04pm
EPA. Obama administration selects 26 communities to develop local food projects, encourage economic expansion.

Politics

10:27am
Stroebel for State Senate. Washington County's public safety leaders support.

Tuesday December 2, 2014

Governor

4:54pm
Menominee Nation. Statement on arbitrators decision on compact amendments for Forest Co. Potawatomi Tribe.
4:52pm
Gov. Walker. Note from the Desk of Gov. Walker regarding Kenosha Casino.
2:33pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Urges Gov. Walker to address the negative impacts of climate change rather than opposing clean-air efforts.
1:07pm
Gov. Walker. Kicks off the 2014 New North Summit.

4:45pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Kenosha casino faces new legal hurdle.
11:56am
Sheboygan Press. Walker looks to create 'one-stop shop' for new businesses.
5:23am
WJFW. Walker sends letter to feds warning about economic impact of new air rules.

Budget

5:04am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: Busting state budget or taking a stand?

Legislative

2:08pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Childhood trauma has long-lasting effects.
2:05pm
DPW. Tax-and-spend Walker approves $670 million in road-building projects.
12:11pm
Sen. Shilling. Appoints Taylor, Erpenbach to serve on Joint Finance Committee.
10:11am
Sen. Lassa. Holds office hours throughout district.
9:46am
Speaker Vos. Releases Assembly committees, unveils two new committees.
5:19am
Rep. Shankland. Statement on formation of right to work group.
5:17am
Various Legislators. Letter to EPA Administrator McCarthy regarding proposed EPA mandates.

2:41pm
La Crosse Tribune. Shilling picks finance committee members.
2:40pm
Wisconsin State Journal. New Assembly committee to target public benefits reform.
5:13am
Badger Herald. Chancellor: Morgridge gift not a blank check, state still needs to fund UW.
5:08am
Wausau Daily Herald. Rep. Wright and Sen. Schultz take on school vouchers, poverty.
5:07am
Racine Journal Times. Right-to-work group launches after governor, legislators say issue is not a priority.
5:03am
Sheboygan Press. Leibham resigns Senate seat.

State Agencies

4:37pm
DNR. Wisconsin's 163rd nine-deer hunting season showcases new changes and opportunities while highlighting a continued dedication to safe hunting.
4:35pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces Bayfield man sentenced to 70 years on two counts of homicide.
4:34pm
DOJ. Former police chief charged with two counts of filing a false or fraudulent tax return.
2:37pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. $1 million for community projects.
2:09pm
Ready Wisconsin. Are you ready for Christmas?
1:53pm
DNR. Weekly news.
11:24am
DATCP. Second-guess shipment emails over the holidays.
5:18am
WEDC. FNA Group to bring 100+ jobs to Kenosha County.

5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR, utilities say emissions mandates would hurt Wisconsin.

Economy/Business

3:33pm
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service to file with Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to add electric generator to Fox Energy Center site.

5:05am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin Christmas tree sellers optimistic.

Statewide

3:34pm
WISPIRG. Coalition unveils better solution for I-94 East-West corridor. Report.
3:32pm
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Influencing Wisconsin government starts with budget.
1:54pm
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service engages employees in Giving Tuesday event.
12:52pm
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Marcus Hotels & Resorts joins LGBT Chamber as Gold Founding Member.
12:20pm
WISPIRG. Report: Avoiding dangerous toys.
10:48am
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, United Hospital System. Reach new contract agreement.

1:37pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. I-94 east-west expansion opponents offer cheaper alternative.
5:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin dairy farmers seek further immigration reform.
5:12am
La Crosse Tribune. Consumer group warns of choking, chemical hazards in toys.
5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Snow, mud making mess of Wisconsin grain harvest.

Courts

5:44am
LA Times. Supreme Court appears unlikely to protect Facebook threats.

Education

12:13pm
UW-Madison. Search opens for vice chancellor for reserach and grad education.
10:45am
UW-Stout. Class takes action against domestic violence, sexual assault.

Local

4:55pm
Clean Wisconsin. Permit for heifer operation a victory for clean water.
2:07pm
Greater Milwaukee Committee. Receives Harvesting Leading Practices grant from Kresge Foundation.

5:09am
Marshfield News Herald. Social hosting ordinances becoming prevalant in central WI.

Congress

11:59am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Nominates south central Wisconsin students for United States Service Academies.
11:58am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Announces National Endowment for the Arts grants for Madison and Reedsburg.

10:54am
Reuters. Tax breaks package to get one-year extension: Representative Ryan.
5:30am
WISC. Congressman hopes 'public shaming' gets Air Force to do right thing.

Monday December 1, 2014

Governor

4:23pm
Gov. Walker. Submits letter in opposition to EPA regulations.

Budget

5:13am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Compromise only path to better roads.
5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DOT proposal would fund major southeast Wisconsin projects.
5:04am
Wausau Daily Herald. Editorial: How to rein in runaway transportation budget.

Legislative

4:27pm
DOT. Transportation Projects Commission takes action on major highway projects.
3:11pm
Sen. Shilling. Opposes out-of-state effort to lower worker wages.
2:59pm
Sen. Leibham. Announces resignation from State Senate.

3:28pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Commission recommends 3 highway projects.
3:24pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmaker to introduce bill setting mandatory retirement age for state Supreme Court justices.
5:29am
Wisconsin Reporter. Vos: New WI Legislature to focus on smaller government, free market ideas.
5:28am
Capital Times. Katrina Shankland steps into new role as Assembly assistant minority leader.

State Agencies

2:14pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces judgment requiring Marathon County paving company to pay $6,500 in forfeitures, fees and costs.
1:18pm
DPW. Above the law? WisDOJ records confirm J.B. Van Hollen purchased illegal firearm.
11:24am
AG Van Hollen. Announces judgment requiring the owner of a former Grant County gas station to complete an environmental restoration and pay $7,560.00 in forfeitures, fees, and costs.
10:07am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter - December 2014.
5:25am
DNR. Recommendations regarding three-year deer population objectives will be finalized at December County Deer Advisory Council meetings.
5:23am
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Nov. 30-Dec. 6.
5:22am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Dec. 1-5.

5:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Waunakee manure plant polluting the air as well as water, DNR alleges.

Economy/Business

11:22am
Intergrys Group. Holiday gift ideas from Wisconsin Public Service.

Statewide

4:33pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Statewide pro-family, pro-liberty organization again displays the truth of Christmas.
3:51pm
The Kammer Group. Announces staff addition.
2:55pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Releases report on current accountability measures for schools in the choice programs. Report.
12:54pm
WPS Health Insurance, Green Bay Packers. Brandon Mills saluted Sunday for Operation Fan Mail.
12:25pm
One Wisconsin Now. Right to work for less: Is Scott Walker already breaking another campaign promise?
12:24pm
Wisconsin State AFL-CIO. Wisconsin's Right to Work organization: Another ploy to attack the middle class and roll back worker's rights.
8:57am
Wisconsin Right to Work. Organization launches to help champion worker freedom, job creation and sound fiscal policies.

3:30pm
Wisconsin State Journal. New group pushes to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state.
11:54am
Fox 11. New group forms to push for right-to-work law.
10:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Conservative activist launches push for Wisconsin 'right to work.'
5:12am
Chippewa Herald. State's whitetail hunt continues slide.
5:11am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin first to test repeat drunken drivers with alcohol biomarkers.
5:08am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Racial equality not advanced by riots, arson.
5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Household recycling is down since Wisconsin cut aid to communities.

Courts

10:29am
Bloomberg. Roberts on pivot again as high court weighs Obamacare.

Education

3:45pm
UW-Stout. First-generation students tell their stories in documentaries.
10:16am
Marquette University. Miami HEAT's Dwayne Wade makes gift to Marquette Unversity to enhance literacy for inner-city children.

10:24am
Bloomberg. High-school football hits alter brains even without concussions.
5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Test lets Wisconsin schools see how they stack up internationally.
5:10am
Badger Herald. Conservative legal group: UW could be next to come under fire for affirmative action.
5:05am
Marshfield News Herald. Schools increase reserve funds with budget uncertainty.
5:03am
Racine Journal Times. Caledonia school district activist says smaller is better, but Unified president predicts 'huge challenge.'

Local

3:44pm
Milwaukee County Clerk Czarnezki. Special election for 15th District County Supervisor. Notice.
1:59pm
Care Wisconsin. To begin offering Family Care in northeast counties.
11:50am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. County Christmas tree lights up the Courthouse.
10:31am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. New red pandas, Somali wild asses and grizzly bears to make zoo home in 2015.

5:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Whether protesters are 'hipsters' is irrelevant to shootings issue.

Congress

4:26pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for Postal Service to postpone closings.
10:53am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.

Federal Agencies

3:49pm
U.S. DVA. Madison VA Hospital to host Town Hall meetings quarterly.

Politics

12:27pm
WEAU. Turnout in Wisconsin election nears 55%.
10:58am
WHBL. Grothman: I will stay in State Senate through December.
10:14am
Sioux City Journal. Gathering hints at showdown awaiting GOP in 2016.

 

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