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Friday April 18, 2014 - Updated 1:36pm

Governor

11:32am
Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association. Governor Walker signs Ag-Tourism limited liability law.

1:35pm
La Crosse Tribune. Walker signs ag business tax law; Shilling says it 'levels the playing field.'

Legislative

11:38am
Rep. Goyke. Announces in-district office hours.

State Agencies

1:23pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Statement on BLS report showing continued significant gains in total jobs.
1:22pm
OCI. Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week.
11:37am
Wisconsin Lottery. Waterloo man claims $350,000 SuperCash! prize.
11:31am
DATCP. Don't get ripped off before you take off.
11:30am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, April 21-25.

Statewide

5:56am
Rehabilitation for Wisconsin, Wisconsin Rehabilitation Association. The 2014 Rehabilitation and Transition Conference kicks off with an aging and disability policy forum.

Courts

1:21pm
AG Van Hollen. Statement on the U.S. Court of Appeals decision in Laborers Local 236, AFL-CIO v. Walker.
11:34am
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Laborers Local 236, AFL-CIO v. Scott Walker.
8:46am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Brian Casey v. Ronald Smith.

1:31pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal appeals court gives Walker win on Act 10. Wisconsin State Journal.
5:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. Appeals court revives protest group lawsuit over Capitol sign tickets.
5:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Attorney fees for prosecutors, judges in John Doe near $100,000.

Education

11:39am
UW-Stout. University cuts tons of waste, takes state Recyclemania crown.
5:58am
Marquette University. Spinal cord injury is topic of next 'Marquette Presents' forum.

11:30am
UW-Madison. Study suggests some fathers elevate their games.
6:04am
La Crosse Tribune.  UW-L faculty seeking academic freedom language after controversial email.

Local

1:26pm
City of Madison. Notices of changes in assessments for 2014.
6:00am
Milwaukee County Sup. Bowen. Statement on Herb Kohl's generosity to the community.

1:36pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. County mental health nurses worry about privatization under new law.

Congress

11:36am
U.S. Rep. Ryan. Racine student wins First District Art Competition once again.
5:44am
Reuters. Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism.
5:36am
Sheboygan Press. Petri reminisces on years in office at Sheboygan County town hall meeting.

Politics

1:25pm
Leibham for State Senate. State Sen. Joe Leibham to make campaign announcement Tuesday.

5:37am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Editorial: Voters win by choice in Sixth District race.
5:35am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Nickels, Crawford may compete for Congress.
5:34am
Appleton Post Crescent. Burke cites appeal to wide range of voters on socio-economic scale.

Thursday April 17, 2014

Governor

3:44pm
Gov. Walker. Signs bill to support advancements in agriculture.
2:53pm
Wisconsin Utility Association. Wisconsin's "move-over-law" now protects utility workers.
11:50am
Sen. Carpenter. "Silver Alert" becomes law.
11:00am
Rep. Bewley, Sen. Jauch. Legislation for Madeline Island signed into law.
10:56am
Gov. Walker. Declares emergency in response to continuing cold temperatures and need for propane. Executive Order.

4:08pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Gov. Walker declares another propane emergency.
4:59am
Racine Journal Times. Governor signs bill allowing use of marijuana component for health.
4:39am
Daily Cardinal. Gov. Walker signs bill allowing classified research in UW System.

Legislative

12:20pm
Sen. Taylor. Milwaukee to invest in green infrastructure.
11:47am
Rep. Hulsey. Letter to Gov. Walker regarding BadgerCare.
9:47am
Rep. Smith. Democratic weekly radio address.

State Agencies

4:10pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
2:55pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Congratulates graduates of job training program for people with disabilities.
12:13pm
DWD. Wisconsin's unemployment rate drops below 6%.
11:45am
DOT. Nearly $39 million in federal transportation awards announced.
11:44am
DNR. Joins plastics recycling initiative.
11:43am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. New data: New WEDC job numbers shows massive county disparities in eoncomic development.

4:04pm
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin unemployment drops to 5.9 percent.
4:03pm
La Crosse Tribune. DPI won't revoke license of porn-viewing teacher.
5:10am
Baraboo News Republic. Voters want to protect albino deer, but not in CWD zones.

Economy/Business

1:52pm
Wisconsin Energy Corp. Wisconsin Energy, Wisconsin Electric declare quarterly dividends.
8:57am
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment insurance weekly claims.

Statewide

2:58pm
American Federation for Children. Author, economist and educational choice advocate Arthur Brooks to speak at AFC Policy Summit.
11:02am
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Survivors and allies "wrap" the Capitol to honor survivors of sexual violence for the 3rd year.
10:35am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Offers robbery reward.
9:51am
HFMA, Wisconsin Hospital Association. Hospitals urge collaboration among stakeholders to expand health care price transparency.
8:34am
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. Names David Clausen as Conservationist of the Year.

5:02am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Local schools pleased that WIAA tables multiplier vote.
4:48am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. What doctors charge: New data reveals vast disparities.

Courts

9:01am
District IV Court of Appeals. Jeremy Ryan v. Mike Huebsch.
8:33am
Supreme Court of Wisconsin. State v. Wayne J. Wiedenhoeft.
8:30am
District IV Court of Appeals. Watertown Regional Medical Center, Inc. v. General Casualty Insurance Company.

11:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judges let Capitol protesters proceed with lawsuit against Walker.
4:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee lesbian couple challenge Wisconsin's same-sex marriage ban.
4:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Prosecutors appeal John Doe decision.
4:44am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Honest referee for the courts.

Education

3:48pm
UW-Madison. Statewide session explore accelerated use of electronic medical records.
11:00am
UW-Stout. School of Education names outstanding mentor and early educator.
9:59am
UW-Madison. Made-in-Wisconsin atom probe assisted dating of oldest piece of earth.

Local

4:02pm
Daily Reporter. Milwaukee alderman: New arena might need regional sales tax.
3:50pm
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Joins new national business coalition on federal research funding.
3:47pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Rainey. Voter registration resolution goes to county board for approval on April 24.
3:45pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Henry Vilas Zoo to celebrate Earth Day Saturday with family friendly events.
1:50pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Staskunas. Expresses concern over Southridge bus stop.

4:09pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Panel backs rebidding contract to include 'living wage' law.
5:24am
WEAU. Minn. minimum wage increase raises concerns for WI border areas.
4:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Winter storm hits northwest Wisconsin.

Congress

2:57pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Wisconsin delegation demands answers on VA backlog.

Politics

11:41am
Brooks for State Assembly. Launches campaign for re-election.
10:59am
Skowronski for State Assembly. Announces re-election campaign.
9:54am
RPW. Video: Liberal activist accosts, spits on Republican Field Director.
5:29am
Sen. Kedzie. Announces re-election bid to state Senate.

4:11pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Former Senate candidate Tim Michels won't run for Petri seat in Congress.
4:05pm
Racine Journal Times. Mount Pleasant Republican to run against Speaker Vos.
10:58am
Wisconsin Election Watch. Steven Gillespie will not run for 19th District Senate seat.
5:27am
WKOW. Wisconsin job climate to be focal point of 2014 gubernatorial race.
5:08am
Appleton Post Crescent. Chris Klein to run for Bernard Schaber Assembly seat.
5:06am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Walker refuses to back down on jobs promise.
4:58am
Wausau Daily Herald. Irma Republican seeks second Assembly term.
4:42am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Burke campaigns on job creation platform.
4:41am
Chippewa Herald. Gov. Scott Walker sticks with 250,000 jobs promise.
4:40am
La Crosse Tribune. Burke on state economy: Time to panic.

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Governor

5:10pm
Gov. Walker. Signs legislation to protect victims of domestic violence.
4:44pm
Rep. Bies. Governor Walker signs two important bills into law.
4:40pm
Gov. Walker. Building Commission approves projects.
4:07pm
Sen. Farrow. Bills are signed into law.
3:57pm
Sen. Petrowski. Governor signs bills to prevent domestic violence.
3:56pm
Rep. Krug. Governor Walker signs bills into law.
3:48pm
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Governor signs bills to protect domestic abuse victims.
3:34pm
Rep. Williams. AB-441 signed into law.
2:30pm
Rep. Kahl. Has four bills signed into law.
2:26pm
Rep. Swearingen. Governor signs bills to extend hours for state trails.
2:24pm
Wisconsin Paper Council, WMC, Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group. Job creators hail signing of Assembly Bill 594 into law.
2:23pm
Wisconsin Paper Council, WMC, Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group. Governor Walker signs common sense energy reform measure into law.
2:15pm
Rep. Kapenga. Gov. Walker signs Small Business Regulatory Improvement Act.
1:52pm
Rep. Johnson. Bill to increase oversight of rehoming of adopted children signed into law.
1:39pm
Wisconsin Credit Union League. Credit union regulatory reform package signed into law.
1:38pm
Rep. Spiros. Governor Scott Walker signs environmental protections into law.
1:36pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Walker signs regulatory relief bill into law.
1:31pm
Gov. Walker. Signs 55 bills.
10:43am
Sen. Wirch. Two bills become law.

4:51pm
Reuters. Wisconsin passes law to curb private custody transfers of children.
3:54pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker signs bills on adoptions, medical pot use.

Legislative

4:08pm
Sen. Vukmir. Receives Health Care Advocate Award.
2:25pm
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Our children's future.
2:18pm
Sen. Lazich. Governor signs State Senator Lazich bills into law.
1:40pm
Rep. Kaufert. Thanks Ellis for years of service to state.
1:37pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Column: 2013-14 Legislative Session.

4:49am
Chippewa Herald. 'Unprecedented' bipartisan legislative committee met once during session.

State Agencies

4:45pm
Citizens Utility Board. Sues Public Service Commission.
4:43pm
DATCP. Take care now to protect fall harvest.
2:14pm
DOJ. Seeks to commit Charles Brabant for treatment.
1:50pm
DATCP. New law expands egg sale opportunities for small-scale egg producers.
1:43pm
DNR. Seeks public comment on Forest County Potawatomi request for Clean Water Act authorization.
10:40am
AG Van Hollen, DNR Sec. Stepp. Partner to promote the U.S. DEA's upcoming National Prescription Drug "Take-Back" Day.
10:30am
WEDC. 25 companies receive grants to attend biotech convention.

4:47am
Wisconsin State Journal. Outdoor lovers reject swan hunt proposal.

Economy/Business

4:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tactical vehicle program could bring work to Oshkosh Corp.
4:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison call center to receive nearly $575,000 in state incentives to add nearly 300 jobs.

Statewide

2:16pm
Dairyland Power Cooperative. Attending White House solar summit.
1:47pm
Cornucopia Institute. Elects new leadership.
1:34pm
Wisconsin Wireless Association. To hold annual telecom education conference.
1:32pm
Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association. Ed Francies appointed as new chairman.
1:30pm
Alliant Energy. Partners with River Alliance and DNR on Asian carp watch signs.
10:32am
MacIver Institute. Citizen Action proclaims falsehood to tax day publicity stunt.
4:38am
NWS Duluth. Winter storm warning (Northern WI).

9:47am
Bloomberg. Pedophiles lured by avatar in tech industry porn fight.
5:03am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Report: Health care costs may start rising again.
4:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State moratorium on heat shut-offs ends Tuesday.
4:50am
Badger Herald. Heavy rainfall causes flooding across state.
4:40am
Daily Reporter. Congress is giving states the transportation blues.

Courts

3:51pm
One Wisconsin Now. Legal filings show Walker ousted GAB Chair after Board's uanimous vote to proceed with John Doe investigation.
8:37am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Brian S. Kempainen.

3:42pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Couple asks state Supreme Court to nix gay marriage ban.
5:05am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Liberal group: State Supreme Court should stay out of investigation.
4:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State GAB approved probe into Scott Walker recall.

Education

1:45pm
UW-Stout. Student teams take first, third in national IT competition.
1:45pm
UW-Madison. Breakfast on the Farm set for April 27.
1:42pm
UW-Eau Claire. Three generations of Blugolds developing new methods for reducting plastic waste.
10:37am
Marquette University. Sen. Tammy Baldwin goes "On the Issues" at Marquette Law School.
10:34am
UW-Stout. Beck named artist-in-residence by Science Museum of Minnesota.

4:51am
Daily Cardinal. UW-Madison professors propose making first two years of college free.

Local

3:46pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Statement on Milwaukee Bucks sale.
1:44pm
Miilwaukee County Exec. Abele. 'Food Truck Thursdays' return to the courthouse.
10:36am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. FBI Director visits Milwaukee.

4:48pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Arena pledge doesn't sway Racine County stance on tax.
3:44pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Bucks sold by Herb Kohl for $550 million to billionaire investors.
4:44am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Residents speak up against CAFOs, nitrate allowance.

Congress

1:41pm
Rep. Barca. Letter to U.S. Rep. Ryan regarding ENDA.

Politics

1:51pm
Farrow for State Senate. To seek re-election to the state Senate.
1:50pm
RPW. Releases web ad, "Wisconsin rallies around Scott Walker."
10:41am
DPW. Glaring omissions from Scott Walker's re-election announcement.
9:09am
RPW. Mary Burke once again caught in a lie, has yet to receive a "true" rating on her campaign.
8:36am
Rep. Czaja. Announces re-election campaign for State Assembly.

3:53pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker declines to commit to four-year Wisconsin term.
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Gov. Scott Walker vs. Mary Burke: It's game on.
5:04am
Appleton Post Crescent. Schroeder will run for Kaufert's Assembly seat.
4:56am
Marshfield News Herald. Walker promotes job, tax record during re-election campaign stop. Chippewa Herald.
4:54am
Wausau Daily Herald. Burke challenges Walker on job creation. Chippewa Herald.
4:46am
Janesville Gazette. State Rep. Tyler August to seek re-election.

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Governor

5:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Two-year tuition freeze for UW System will be popular, but is it wise?
5:01am
Oshkosh Northwestern. State grant will help DealerFire expand.

Assembly Floor Session

11:29am
Rep. Hulsey. Legislator calls for federal investigation of Gov. Walker for health care fraud: Walker Administration made false statements to the federal government costing 17,348 parents with children their healthcare and medicine worth $76 million. Letter to U.S. AG Holder. Fact Sheet. Chart.

Legislative

4:52pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Springtime brings fresh, local food.
12:11pm
Rep. Barca. Appoints Laura Smith as Assembly Democrats' Communications Director.
12:00pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Journal: Major tax change could impact your household budget.
10:49am
Rep. Nass. Column: The Confluence Project and UW-Eau Claire: A white elephant of crony capitalism.

4:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Erpenbach should drop his secrecy fight.
4:57am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Open government wins this round.

State Agencies

5:20pm
DNR. 2014 Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearing results available.
3:43pm
DWD. Walker administration teams up to help Madison employer add 286 jobs & train 250 workers to fill openings.
3:42pm
DOA. Announces Capitol Floral Garden Competition with UW-Madison Landscape Architecture students.
3:40pm
DFI. State businesses urged to use caution about offer from Corporate Records Service.
3:39pm
Cooperative Network. Dairy Co-ops support Wisconsin livestock siting rule.
3:36pm
DNR. Weekly news.
2:37pm
GAB. 2014 fall election season kicks off today.

9:23am
Chippewa Herald. Deer Trustee Report sparks conversation at spring hearings.
5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin contracts with out-of-state firm on road signs.
4:58am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Deer, swan hunts top list of issues at Conservation Congress hearing.

Statewide

3:38pm
Wisconsin Cheese Originals. Sandra Acosta awarded $2,500 Beginning Wisconsin Cheesemaker Scholarship.
1:46pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Tax Day: Walker's rejection of BadgerCare money diverts Wisconsin taxes to other states.
1:42pm
MacIver Institute. Wisconsin's Tax Freedom Day is two days later than last year.
11:31am
State Bar of Wisconsin. Healthcare Decisions Day in Wisconsin tomorrow.
11:23am
Arts Wisconsin. Honors six Rural Arts Management Institute graduates.
9:57am
WISPIRG. Offshore tax havens cost average Wisconsin taxpayer $1054 a year, Wisconsin small business $3966. Report.
9:29am
CU Campus Resources. UW Credit Union expands eligible school list.
6:07am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. A sudden and sad farewell to Senator Mike Ellis.
6:06am
Freedom From Religion Foundation. Counters Wisconsin Capitol Easter display.

5:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Congressional report presses for e-cigarette rules.
5:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Heroin overdose deaths jump 34% in Milwaukee County.
5:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Petition for WIAA 1.65 enrollment multiplier pushes public-private school competitive balance to the forefront.
4:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Hunting opponents run for seats on state Conservation Congress.

Courts

10:43am
One Wisconsin Now. Eight million reasons Wisconsin Supreme Court justices should recuse on Walker request to hear corruption investigation.
9:12am
District I Court of Appeals. Milwaukee County v. LIRC.

11:49am
The Hill. Court upholds EPA air pollution rule.

Education

3:41pm
UW-Stout. Professor, alumni win design awards in Minnesota competition.
3:35pm
UW-Stout. Aldo Leopold biographer to speak Thursday on campus.
12:15pm
Marquette University. Music mogul, urban renewal advocate Kenneth Gamble goes "On the Issues" to discuss community revitalization efforts.
11:25am
UW-Madison. Wisconsin engineer earns presidential award.
8:56am
UW-Madison. The key to easy asthma diagnosis is in the blood.
8:46am
UW-Extension. UW-Milwaukee student entrepreneurs win Wisconsin Big Idea.

Local

3:36pm
Dane County Board. Elects Corrigan Chair.
1:51pm
Career Youth Development. Youth working to better neighborhoods with the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention Poverty Network, Senator Lena Taylor & Rep. Mandela Barnes.
1:44pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement regarding election of Supervisor Sharon Corrigan as new chair of Dane County Boar.d
9:30am
Capitol Neighborhoods. Congratulates new Madison police chief.

Congress

4:51pm
U.S. Reps. Kind, Reichert. Introduce tax bills to encourage S Corporation growth.
12:06pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. On tax day, Pocan calls for a fairer tax code for the middle class.

5:00am
Sheboygan Press. Rep. Petri confirms decision to retire in 2015.
5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin congressional members want physicians rated on quality of care.

Politics

1:48pm
EMILY's List. As Walker announces reelection campaign, EMILY's List calls out Scott Walker for silence on equal pay.
12:46pm
DPW. Statement on Scott Walker's re-election announcement.
11:58am
Walker for Governor. Campaign releases new ad.
10:47am
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker's tax day record: Failure on $80 million 'Higher Ed, Lower Debt' tax relief plan.
9:14am
RGA. Statement on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's re-election announcement. 
9:13am
District III Court of Appeals. West Capitol, Inc. v. Village of Sister Bay.
9:05am
RPW. Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch ready to continue moving Wisconsin forward.
8:54am
Adamczyk for State Treasurer. Stands with Gov. Walker and GOP Legislature.
8:52am
Dent for State Assembly. Campaign annoucement for the 16th Assembly District.
8:48am
DPW. Video: 'Governor, it's not working.'
8:12am
Burke for Wisconsin. Statement on Walker campaign announcement.
6:09am
Schachtner for State Assembly. Announces his candidacy for State Assembly District 28.
6:08am
Leibham for State Senate. Statement on retirement of U.S. Rep. Tom Petri.

9:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker kicks off re-election bid with rallies around Wisconsin. Green Bay Press Gazette.
5:10am
Sheboygan Press. Hou-Seye announces run for 26th District seat.
5:02am
Appleton Post Crescent. Videographer that filmed Sen. Mike Ellis vows more oversight on politicians.
4:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State GOP convention will include vote on Wisconsin's right to secede.

Monday April 14, 2014

Governor

2:56pm
Gov. Walker. Speaks at Door County Economic Development conference.
11:40am
Gov. Walker. Signs Marquette University police legislation.
9:29am
Gov. Walker. Celebrates Thomas Jefferson's birthday.

5:26am
WJFW. Federal designation could speed tree disease, pest treatment.
4:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker to sign bill letting Marquette create police force.
4:44am
Appleton Post Crescent. UW flex offerings don't fit Walker's needs for degree.

Legislative

4:07pm
Rep. Zepnick. Calls for improved state motorcycle license system.
3:32pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on the retirement on Rep. Duey Stroebel.
2:46pm
Rep. Hulsey. Urges Conservation Congress goers to address frac sand strip mining risks, support a Penokee Hills State Park.
2:19pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Column: Catch-and-release season means jobs for Wisconsin.
2:13pm
Sen. Petrowski. Brings together Hmong leaders with Governor Walker to honor Wisconsin's Hmong and Lao veterans.
11:43am
Rep. Kleefisch. "Fish Fry with Kleefisch" at Crawfish Junction a success.
10:58am
Sen. Carpenter. Completes 27 town hall meetings in last 100 days.
10:53am
Rep. Johnson. Elected Chair of the Milwaukee Democratic Legislative Caucus.
9:26am
Rep. Mason. To hold office hours April 28th in Racine.

4:52am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Weininger to leave Assembly, but won't resign office.

State Agencies

3:12pm
DATCP. Workshop to help local food producers expand local markets.
2:31pm
DATCP. Under attack: April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month.
1:50pm
DATCP. Swine producers warned against transporting infected material to ward off Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus.
1:31pm
OCI. Flood insurance is a matter of protection.
11:38am
DOR. Tuesday is income tax filing deadline.

Economy/Business

2:18pm
Lockheed Martin. Brings F-35 cockpit demonstration to Snap-On in Kenosha; Rep. Paul Ryan "flies" the most advanced multi-role aircraft in the world.
11:02am
MacIver Institute. Expanded trade can benefit Wisconsin's economy.

2:51pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Asian Market seeks state grant for $4.1M expansion in Milwaukee.
5:12am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: All online sales should pay sales tax.
4:34am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Amazon.com gets $3.3M increase in WEDC tax credits.

Statewide

2:15pm
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Sexual assault is not groping.
1:04pm
Xcel Energy. To inspect transmission lines by helicopter.

10:57am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Service keeps its 'Eye' on Wisconsin.
5:13am
Chippewa Herald. WIAA multiplier proposal to be decided this week.
5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Farmer's past pollution cited by opponents of new dairy farm.

Courts

2:43pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge's ruling hasn't stopped all unneeded police report censoring.
2:40pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker campaign asks high court to intervene in 'John Doe' probe.

Education

1:07pm
UW-Madison. UW Varsity Band Concert: 40 years of fun.
10:03am
Marquette University. Former National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones goes "On the Issues" to discuss Keystone XL pipeline, U.S. energy policy.

5:17am
Badger Herald. Cross presents Board of Regents with new financial reporting policy.
5:07am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Keep reading and math scores going up.
4:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Outspoken UW-Oshkosh professor dukes it out over Common Core.
4:55am
Racine Journal Times. A permanent funding bump - Unified considers referendum that other districts have found to be a tough sell.

Local

10:55am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. $20 million expansion of Dane County landfill moves forward.

5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Super TIF' one option for possible arena financing.
4:57am
Wausau Daily Herald. City gave $650K to local company's competitor.
4:47am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Local governments exploring employee health clinic.

Congress

4:41pm
U.S. Rep. Petri. Announces he will not seek reelection to Congress.
1:08pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on Rep. Tom Petri's retirement announcement.
12:59pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.

Federal Agencies

1:58pm
Reuters. CBO estimates slightly lower deficit as health subsidies fall.

Politics

4:09pm
People for the American Way. Scandal surrounding Senate President is more evidence of big money assault on Wisconsin.
1:33pm
RPW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Debate over Mary Burke's work history focuses on 2004 resume.
11:33am
RPW. Opens 7 new field offices, now 16 offices strong.
11:12am
Folk for Secretary of State. Congressman Ryan applauds commitment to Wisconsin taxpayers.
11:08am
Steffen for State Assembly. Seeks State Assembly.
11:06am
Carpenter for State Senate. Announces re-election bid.
10:06am
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Convention dedicated to Tonie Nathan.
10:05am
DPW. "A total, utter failure."

2:57pm
La Crosse Tribune. Walker to kick off 2014 campaign Tuesday with stop in La Crosse.
2:48pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Burke: Walker's actions show he 'doesn't care.'
2:44pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Petri's retirement opens door for competitors.
2:39pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Fitzgerald says he won't run for Congress this year. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
11:37am
Wisconsin Election Watch. Two Wisconsin Democrats strongly considering a run for the 6th District Congressional seat.
11:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Education interest groups step up grooming of candidates.
5:18am
Daily Cardinal. Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley endorses candidate Mary Burke.
5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Sen. Mike Ellis does the right thing and quits.
5:08am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: 'Gotcha' glimpse of politics today.
5:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. As campaign season kicks off, Republicans in firm control of Legislature.
4:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Duey Stroebel announces run for Tom Petri congressional seat.
4:49am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: We can't let sleazy tactics define politics.

Friday April 11, 2014

UW Budget

3:27pm
Rep. Knudson. Statement regarding Governor Walker's call for UW tuition freeze.
1:48pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker continues to ignore nearly one million Wisconsin student loan borrowers.
1:02pm
Rep. Strachota. Governor supports continued UW System tuition freeze.
12:54pm
College Republicans of UW-Madison. Statement on Governor Walker's proposed tuition freeze.
11:35am
UW-System. Response to Gov. Walker's statement.
11:34am
Sen. Darling, Rep. Nygren. Budget chairs statement on Governor Walker's call for a tuition freeze.
10:34am
Speaker Vos. Statement on additional UW tuition freeze.
10:32am
UW System. FY2013-14 balances as of March 31, 2014.
10:00am
Gov. Walker. Calls for additional two-year freeze for University of Wisconsin System.
9:59am
UW System. Anticipates decreased tuition balances, unveils new financial management tools. FY13 & FY14 Program Revenue Balances (Power Point).

10:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker proposes another two-year UW System tuition freeze.
10:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System finished March with $1.7 billion.

Governor

3:51pm
Gov. Walker. Visits new Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin.
3:28pm
Sen. Olsen. Governor signs 16 Olsen bills into law.
3:07pm
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance. Thanks Governor for signing Silver Alert.
3:05pm
Rep. Skowronski. Praises Governor Walker for signing Silver Alert bill.
1:14pm
Gov. Walker. Signs Silver Alert public safety legislation.
12:52pm
Gov. Walker. Signs bill to help combat Milwaukee gun violence.
12:51pm
Gov. Walker. Announces an additional $500,000 for the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund.

4:24pm
La Crosse Tribune. Walker signs bill creating Silver Alert.
1:13pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. 'Silver Alert' bill signed into law in Green Bay.
4:47am
Sheboygan Press. Editorial: Does Walker's lack of college degree matter?

Legislative

4:10pm
Sen. Olsen. Statement on the retirement of Senator Mike Ellis.
3:07pm
Sen. Farrow. Thanks Senator Mike Ellis for his years of public service.
11:30am
Sen. Ellis. Statement on retirement.

1:12pm
Chippewa Herald. Senate President Mike Ellis announces he won't run for re-elections.
5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Boy's shooting prompts Flynn, Barrett to push gun legislation.

State Agencies

4:48pm
Menominee Nation, Hard Rock Casino. Statement on BIA approval on six-month extension for State of Wisconsin to further study the proposed Menominee-Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Kenosha.
4:21pm
DSPS. Meetings, week of April 14.
4:01pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, April 13-19.
11:33am
DVA. VetCon: A veteran employment and services conference.
10:45am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, April 14-18.
10:40am
DOT. Adopt-a-Highway volunteers help keep roadways clean and green.

4:23pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker given 180-day extension for Kenosha casino decision.

Economy/Business

9:55am
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service makes decision on Weston Units 1 and 2.

1:09pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Utility will retire coal boiler, covert another under EPA settlement.
10:03am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Contract with GE a big step forward for SHINE's plans.
5:47am
Reuters. U.S. Navy aims to smooth impact of fiscal 2015 cut to ship orders.
4:59am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Niagara Bottling ups job count to 105 for Pleasant Prairie plant.
4:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin manufacturers struggle to attract young people.
4:48am
Daily Reporter. Small businesses in limbo again on tax breaks.

Statewide

4:21pm
Sweet Water. Presenting the Lake Michigan fisheries: Our amazing history and troubled future.
12:58pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Wisconsin bankers educate young consumers through reading.
12:49pm
Wisconsin Environment. New report: Highlights solar energy in Milwaukee and other major U.S. cities.
10:42am
Sweet Water. Clean Rivers, Clean Lake conference to take place at Harley-Davidson Museum.

5:00am
LA Times. Beef prices hit all-time high in U.S.
4:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Great Lakes ice damages ships, slashes cargo numbers.
4:45am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem.

Courts

1:49pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker and special interest pals go venue shopping for friendly court.

4:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker wants state high court to take up John Doe subpoenas.

Education

2:41pm
Marquette University. To honor outstanding graduates at Alumni National Awards Weekend, April 24-26.
11:30am
Carthage College. Speaker to shed light on North Korea's leader, nuclear weapons.
11:29am
UW-Extension. Wisconsin farmers receive grants for sustainable agriculture projects.
10:44am
UW-River Falls. Dairy Science Professor appointed advisor to PDPW Board.

4:55am
Daily Cardinal. UW-Madison announces new provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs.
4:49am
Racine Journal Times. Local school choice advocates support new rules.

Local

1:41pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Credit card scam diverting calls to 911 systems.
1:04pm
Milwaukee Youth Council. To hold hunger drive.
12:35pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. County, partners, break ground on New Holland Pavilions at the Alliant Energy Center.

5:37am
Ashland Daily Press. Mining leture centers on community impacts.
5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: In abuse cases, put the safety of children first.
4:51am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Municipal officials meet with DNR secretary to discuss phosphorus limits.

Congress

4:49pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on Tom Petri's retirement.
4:00pm
RPW. Response to Congressman Tom Petri announcing retirement.
3:52pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. NSA reportedly exploited Heartbleed bug.
3:24pm
U.S. Rep. Petri. To announce Monday that he will not seek reelection.
1:47pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Sen. Tammy Baldwin awarded Society's Presidential Citation.
1:45pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Rep. Reid Ribble receives Society's Presidential Citation.
9:08am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Conservatives united behind Obamacare lawsuit.

4:22pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Petri won't seek re-election.
4:09pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Facing primary challenge, Rep. Tom Petri will not seek re-election.
5:43am
Bloomberg. House adopts Republican Ryan's budget to cut spending.

Federal Agencies

5:01am
Bloomberg. Sebelius decision to resign may shift debate on Obamacare.

Politics

4:40pm
DPW. Tea Party extremists cannibalize Wisconsin Republicans.
4:16pm
Leibham for State Senate. To consider run for Congress in Wisconsin's 6th District.
4:16pm
Grothman for Congress. Statement on the retirement of Congressman Tom Petri.
2:40pm
Burke for Wisconsin. Statement on Walker call for UW System tuition freeze.
1:39pm
State Senate Democratic Committee. Senate Democratic Leader Larson statement regarding Sen. Ellis not running for re-election.
10:05am
DPW. What Scott Walker won't mention in his re-election announcement.
10:04am
RPW. Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to campaign for Mary Burke, failed healthcare exchange.

10:48am
WBAY. State Sen. Mike Ellis will not run for re-election.
10:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mike Ellis drops out of Senate race.
4:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Democratic primary could help Republicans in far northern Senate race.
4:53am
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa Falls woman to join in race against Kind.

Thursday April 10, 2014

Governor

4:43pm
Rep. Ripp. Walker signs bills into law.
11:38am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.
5:17am
Gov. Walker. Attends celebration for Medical College of Wisconsin expansion.

5:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. All signs point to Scott Walker signing bill on in-custody deaths.
5:25am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Walker to sign 'Silver Alert' bill Friday in Green Bay.
4:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker will likely sign rest of bills recently passed by Legislature.

Legislative

3:25pm
Sen. Gudex. Reacts to Oshkosh Corp's layoff announcement.
11:52am
Sen. Carpenter. Holds "Senior Resources Town Hall."
8:55am
Sen. Larson. Democratic weekly radio address.
5:14am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Legislative committees play key oversight role, regardless of season.

5:10am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Area lawmakers need to push Confluence.
4:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly Democrats: Walker should call for special session to help economy.
4:49am
Chippewa Herald. Moulton: Redistricting system should stay.

State Agencies

3:23pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
2:33pm
RPW. Indiana Governor Mike Pence to keynote 2014 WISGOP State Convention.
1:22pm
AG Van Hollen. And the Wisconsin Crime Victims Council honor "Champions of Victims' Rights" during ceremony at the State Capitol.
12:21pm
DOJ. April marks Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
12:09pm
DNR. Deadly bat disease detected in single Wisconsin site; State joins 23 others in confirming white-nose syndrome.
12:06pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Public school libraries to share $30.2 million.
12:01pm
WEDC. Recognized for excellence in financial reporting.
11:49am
OCR Commissioner Plale. Statement regarding photos on railroad tracks.
11:43am
DOT. State Patrol to honor its law enforcement dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 13 to 19.
11:39am
DPI. School libraries to receive $30.2 million from Common School Fund.
8:57am
WEDC. Grant aims to boost downtown Green Lake.

2:34pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Deadly bat disease found in Wisconsin for first time.
5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State extends deadline for MTM to reduce medical ride denials.

Economy/Business

2:06pm
Oshkosh Corporation. Announces defense employee layoffs slated for June/July 2014.

2:38pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Oshkosh Corp. layoffs a result of tight budgets, peacetime operations.

Statewide

4:58pm
Madison Action for Mining Alternatives. Wisconsin citizens confront mining at annual Conservation Congress spring hearings.
4:42pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Physicians, medical students elected to Society leadership positions.
4:40pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. GE Healthcare - Madison wins 2013 Corporate Safety Award.
4:38pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Flint Hills Resources - Terminal Operations wins 2013 Corporate Safety Award.
4:35pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Alliant Energy wins 2013 Corporate Safety Award.
4:34pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Two individuals receive safety Lifetime Achievement Award.
4:32pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Wisconsin companies, individuals honored for safety.
4:16pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. CEO and owner of Kwik Trip, Inc. inducted into Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame.
12:08pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on the Heartbleed bug's effect on bank customers.
12:04pm
Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation. Jake Behrens, MD, receives Young Physician Leadership Award.
12:03pm
Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation. Presidential Scholar Award presented to Lynn Stiff.
12:02pm
Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation. UW School of Medicine and Public Health student honored with Houghton Award.
12:01pm
Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation. Medical College of Wisconsin student honored with Houghton Award.
11:46am
Integrys Group. 2014 WPS Volunteer Awards recipients announced.

5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Q&A: How to protect yourself from the 'Heartbleed' bug.
4:57am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Millionaire Medicare doctors defend payouts.

Courts

11:40am
District IV Court of Appeals. State v. Dennis R. Armstrong.

Education

11:57am
UW-River Falls. Hosts Juried Student Art Exhibition.
11:54am
UW-Stout. Outreach projects by class aim to educate about sexual assault.
11:37am
Marquette Unversity. Future Milwaukee accepting applications for 2014-15 class.
11:35am
UW-Extension. 2014 Wisconsin Lakes Partnership Convention aims to put research into action.

5:01am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Wisconsin seeks answer to student achievement gap.
4:55am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW busy with 'Heartbleed' patch jobs, state system not vulnerable.
4:49am
Badger Herald. Provost criticizes group's claims of unfair admissions process at UW.

Local

4:37pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. To participate in Big Ideas for Cities event.
2:09pm
City of Monona. Announces major waterfront redevelopment on the Yahara River.
1:28pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Stamper. Says potholes must be a priority.

2:46pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. County panel backs referendum on arena funding.
4:59am
Sheboygan Press. Register of deeds lauds new public records law.

Congress

3:44pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement following vote against Republican budget.
2:50pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Introduces legislation to help address long-term health care costs.
1:25pm
U.S. Sen. Rubio, U.S. Rep. Petri. Column: A vison for reforming student loans.
1:24pm
U.S. Rep. Petri. Votes to balance federal budget.
1:23pm
U.S. Rep. Petri. Praises Senate Bill to protect taxpayers victimized by ID theft.
12:05pm
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Warner. Introduce Social Security data integrity bill.
11:44am
U.S. Reps. Ryan, Kind. Introduce legislation to expand access to Medicare data. 

5:28am
Daily Cardinal. U.S. Congressmen introduce bill to help make higher education more affordable.
5:23am
Chicago Tribune. McCain blasts Navy's LCS ship plan; urges cuts to 24 vessels.

Federal Agencies

5:02am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Feds to require 2-person crew on trains carrying crude oil.

Politics

1:26pm
DPW. Paul Ryan's anti-working families budget.
1:20pm
DPW. Report finds Wisconsin among worst-performing states for entrepreneurship under Scott Walker.
11:41am
Fair Wisconsin Political Action Committee. Endorses Mary Burke for Governor.
8:56am
RGA. New RGA web video: "Mary Burke: Pants on Fire."
5:16am
United Wisconsin. Statement on newly released video of Senator Mike Ellis describing illegal fundraising scheme.
5:15am
Adamczyk for State Treasurer. Exposes Feldt's waste in the Treasurer's office.

2:24pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker to launch campaign Tuesday.
4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ismael Ozanne defends stance on corporal punishment defendants.
4:53am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Mike Ellis: Talk of illegal fundraising, attack ads was hypothetical.
4:46am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Walker leads Burke in St. Norbert poll.

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Governor

4:44pm
Sen. Farrow. Applauds 2014 Governor's Trailblazer Award reipients of Waukesha County.
3:58pm
Rep. Al Ott. Governor signs two bills into law.
1:41pm
Gov. Walker. Presents women's business trailblazer awards.
1:36pm
Rep. Swearingen. Governor signs bill to protect children from sexual predators.
12:42pm
Wisconsin Association for Justice. "Wisconsin's new "I'm Sorry" law: A giant step backwards for patient safety."
9:02am
OCR Commissioner Plale. Praises Governor Walker and legislators for enacting railroad safety legislation.
5:30am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Lauds Governor, Legislature for adopting bills to benefit health and health care.

2:23pm
Chippewa Herald. Scott Walker says plan for college degree isn't about presidential politics.
5:08am
Capital Times. Emily's List among those rapping Walker over repeal of state equal pay law.
4:35am
Appleton Post Crescent. Walker signs 62 bills into law.

Legislative

4:05pm
Rep. Vos. Statement on the retirement of Rep. Don Pridemore.
2:36pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Calls for special session to address middle class priorities, continue legislative work.
2:35pm
Rep. Barca. Assembly Democrats call for special session focused on strengthening Wisconsin's middle class.
1:34pm
Rep. Goyke. Commemorates Prisoners of War Remembrance Day 2014.
12:48pm
Reps. Taylor, Bies. WI could be first to require independent investigations of officer-involved deaths.
12:45pm
Democratic Members of Joint Finance Committee. Request hearing on WisDOT blue sign contract.
12:44pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Column: Legislative focus on Wisconsin's workers: How we've made your jobs our job.
11:19am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Rep. John Nygren recognized as Legislator of the Year.
8:56am
Rep. Pridemore. Announces retirement.

4:38am
Sheboygan Press. Editorial: State lawmaker per diems not out of the line.

State Agencies

3:31pm
DNR. $25,000 donation will fund new accessible fishing pier at Peninsula State Park.
5:24am
ETF. WRS preliminary returns - as of 3/31/14.
4:56am
AG Van Hollen, DOC Sec. Wall. Announce procedural changes for victim testimony.

5:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Winter hits elk herd hard, delays first hunting season.
4:57am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Credit state for showing checkbook.
4:56am
La Crosse Tribune. Transportation secretary outlines funding crisis, hears concerns at public forum.
4:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Wisconsin DNR proposes smart, realistic strategy on invasive species.
4:50am
Marshfield News Herald. Annual Conservation Congress meetings give residents a chance to be heard.

Economy/Business

4:12pm
Alliant Energy. Proposes to extend Wisconsin base rate freezes through 2016.
9:04am
Integrys Group. Announces first quarter 2014 earnings conference call.
5:27am
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Fishidy wins Pressure Chamber pitch contest at neXXpo.

4:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Greater Madison Chamber's neXXpo focuses on future of business.

Statewide

4:47pm
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. City and village budgets hit hard by harsh winter.
4:43pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Green Bay physician honored as Physician Citizen of the Year.
1:33pm
Menominee Nation, Hard Rock Casino. New Hard Rock Casino proposed for Kenosha to improve educational opportunities for Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
12:54pm
Alliant Energy. And hydro power companies observe Dam Safety Awareness Week.
5:21am
State Bar of Wisconsin. National Mock Trial in Madison features zombie-themed murder mystery.

3:30pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Heartbleed online security bug exposed millions of credit cards, passwords.
1:49pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. WPS Health Insurance names Brett Davis vice president of provider relations.
5:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Parts of state at high risk of wildfires.
4:37am
Oshkosh Northwestern. U.S. bacon prices to rise after virus kills baby pigs.

Courts

2:37pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on appeals decision in MacIver lawsuit.
10:33am
Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. And MacIver win Erpenbach appeal.
9:08am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Roddee W. Daniel.
9:08am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Akil C. Jackson.
9:07am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Ivan Mendez.
8:58am
District II Court of Appeals. The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy, Inc. v. Jon Erpenbach.

11:26am
La Crosse Tribune. State lawmaker loses latest round in public records fight. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. U.S. judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over John Doe probe.

Education

4:51pm
Choice Schools Association. Statement regarding the 2013 WKCE results.
4:48pm
UW-Madison. Finalists announced for Vice Provost and Dean of International Studies.
4:03pm
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. SBDC at UW-Green Bay earns Small Business Administration excellence award.
1:40pm
UW-Madison. Scientists firm up origin of cold-adapted yeasts that make cold beer.
1:39pm
UW-Madison. Four students receive Goldwater Scholarships.
11:21am
UW-Stout. Renovated student center receives international design award.

4:52am
Stevens Point Journal. State to hear teachers' complaint that SPASH is violating law.

Local

3:33pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Jursik. Says transit debate too important for playing Russian roulette.
3:23pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Mayo. Says County Executive is not being transparent about transit appeal process.
3:22pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Rainey. Proposes new voter registration plan for Milwaukee County.
10:32am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Five shootings in two hours - and it's only April.
10:32am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. A tale of two Milwaukees.
5:28am
Waukesha County Exec. Vrakas. Tax relief extended with passage of recycling agreement.

5:00am
La Crosse Tribune. Residents weigh in on redistricting in Wisconsin.
4:47am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Tax increases needed for fiscal stability.

Congress

3:15pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on Republican obstruction of Paycheck Fairness Act.
12:46pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on Paycheck Fairness vote.
10:36am
U.S. Rep. Petri, U.S. Sen. Rubio. Legislation would give students access to innovative college financing option.
10:35am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Introduces legislation to help address long-term heath care costs.
5:22am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Votes to extend emergency unemployment compensation.

2:23pm
Janesville Gazette. GOP derails gender pay gap bill in Senate.
4:36am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Ribble, Pocan team up on long-term approach to medical research funding.

Politics

4:07pm
Pierce for Assembly. Names campaign manager.
11:20am
Ryan for Congress. Campaign reaches $4 million in cash on hand.
5:18am
Kurtz for Congress. Annonunces bid to challenge Ron Kind.

3:17pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP's Mike Ellis caught on recording talking of illegal fundraising.
5:06am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. State Sen. Moulton plans re-election bid.
4:54am
Chippewa Herald. Republican Army veteran launches challenge against Rep. Ron Kind.
4:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. AG candidate Ismael Ozanne defends diversion program for abusive parents.

Tuesday April 8, 2014

Governor

4:43pm
Rep. Marklein. Accountancy changes signed into law.
4:42pm
Rep. Marklein. Hospital regulatory changes signed into law.
4:41pm
Rep. Bies. Governor signs bill that increases penalties for aiding a felon.
4:40pm
Sen. Tiffany, Rep. Spiros. Statemtent on the signing of Assembly Bill 368.
4:39pm
Rep. Bies. Governor signs bills into law.
4:38pm
Gov. Walker. Signs 62 bills.
3:55pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Legislation co-authored by Rep. Rodriguez is signed into law.
3:52pm
Sen. Vukmir. Governor Walker signs bills.
3:49pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Thanks Governor Walker for signing bill to improve mental health care.
3:47pm
Reps. August, Kessler, Craig, Taylor. Bipartisan drone bill signed into law.
3:46pm
Sen. Petrowski. Governor signs thirteen bills into law.
3:45pm
Rep. Sprios. Walker signs bi-partisan bills.
3:43pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Hails Governor signing hospital regulatory reform bill into law.
3:42pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Praises Governor for signing mental health care coordination bill.
3:36pm
Gov. Walker. Attends Statewide Value Committee.
1:44pm
Rep. Pasch. Statement on Milwaukee County Mental Health bills becoming law.
1:04pm
Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force. Commends signing of Mental Health Board bill.
1:03pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Statement on signing of Milwaukee County Mental Health Board SB-565.
11:42am
Gov. Walker. Letter to US Forest Service regarding landscape-scale insect and disease treatment areas. Map.

2:52pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker signs bills on mental health governance, detentions.
10:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker wants to finish college degree.
5:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: New Wisconsin laws fight scourge of heroin.
5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker set to sign bill on relatives harboring felons.
5:07am
Stevens Point Journal. Police: New heroin legislation could save lives in Portage County.

Legislative

2:45pm
Sen. Larson. Senate Democrats support equal pay for equal work.
1:46pm
Rep. Pope. Voucher data highlights ties between household income and success on state tests.
1:05pm
Sen. Hansen. Equal Pay Day not cause for celebration.
12:47pm
Sen. Carpenter. Blasts DOT's decision to send Milwaukee jobs to Georgia company.
12:07pm
Sen. Darling. Choice schools continue to improve at faster rate than MPS.
11:26am
Sen. Larson, Rep. Barca. Column: More freedom for Wisconsin citizens.
11:25am
Sen. Lassa. Column: Gender pay gap is unfair to all of us.
10:31am
Sen. Wirch. Recognizes Equal Pay Day.
10:01am
Sen. Shilling. Column: Equal Pay Day is a reminder of Wisconsin's income inequality.

5:27am
Northland News Center. Lawmakers call on Gov. Walker to disperse funds to communities surrounding propose iron ore mine site.
5:22am
Appleton Post Crescent. Menasha residents applaud marijuana byproduct bill.
5:03am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Forum addresses reforming state's redistricting process.
5:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Legislator demands broadband for far northern Wisconsin.
4:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 17 lawmakers are leaving state Assembly this year.
4:47am
Superior Telegram. Lawmakers laud new bill.

State Agencies

3:54pm
GAB. Governor receives nominees to GAB.
3:50pm
DOA. Wisconsin earns high marks for OpenBook Wisconsin website.
1:45pm
DNR. Weekly news.
1:13pm
AG Van Hollen. Help stop the spiral: "Take Back" your unused prescription drugs.
10:30am
DOT. Governor Walker announces April transportation payments to local governments.
10:21am
DOR. One week to tax filing deadline.
8:38am
Claims Board. Decision - 3/19.
4:56am
GAB. Wisconsin remains among top states in elections.
4:53am
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Citizens challenge DNR frac sand mining air pollution permit.

5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin remains among best at running elections.
4:49am
La Crosse Tribune. Holland urges PSC to reject revised Badger-Coulee application.

Statewide

3:40pm
WEA Trust Member Benefits. Named friend of education.
12:26pm
Wisconsin Builders Association. Newly built homes offer peace of mind.
11:44am
WISPIRG. New report: Wisconsin receives "A-" in annual report on transparency of government spending. Report.
10:47am
One Wisconsin Now. National Equal Pay update: Are Gov. Walker and GOP making Wisconsin less equal?
9:53am
Fair Wisconsin. Public support of the LGBT community has grown significantly among Wisconsinites according to new poll. Research Memo.
8:37am
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service supports Dam Safety Awareness Week April 7-12.
8:05am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Fitchburg physician elected Society president-elect.
8:04am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Richard Dart, MD, inaugurated as president.
5:03am
Xcel Energy. Urges safety near dams.

10:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Report: State jumps to A-minus for spending transparency.
10:25am
Bloomberg. U.S. state government tax revenue rises third year to record.
5:01am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Survey: Obamacare reduces uninsured numbers.
4:50am
Janesville Gazette. End of XP support spells trouble for some.

Education

3:35pm
UW Colleges, UW-Extension. Gov. Walker considers UW Flexible Option as his path to degree.
2:46pm
UW-Stout. Subtle shift for big rigs.
1:14pm
Marquette University. Communication dean honored with Scripps Administrator of the Year Award.
12:49pm
UW-Madison. Conference to address media minefields in surveillance and security issues.
12:48pm
UW-Madison. Prominent climate scientist to speak.
9:57am
DPI. Fourth year of choice school data. Data/Results.
9:54am
DPI. Last year for WKCE math and reading; results improve over five years.
8:35am
ASAP. 1,300+ UW-Milwaukee students sign petition to Chancellor Lovell in support of true shared governance; Constitutional referendum happening now.
4:57am
MPS. More MPS students meeting reading standards year-over-year and over 5 years.

2:53pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Report: Wisconsin voucher schools get 'mixed' test results compared to public schools.
5:17am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Wisconsin reading, math scores up slightly.
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Math, reading scores tick up; low proficiency levels persist.
4:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Area districts prepare for new state tests.
4:50am
Chippewa Herald. UW-Madison faces lawsuit threat over race-based admissions policies.

Local

2:00pm
Milwaukee County Board Chair Dimitrijevic. Praises new Milwaukee Art Museum expansion.
12:19pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. New study: Riders want improved transit.

5:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: County Executive Abele offers sound plan on transit services.

Congress

12:32pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Pension reform bill signed into law by president.
12:06pm
Fair Wisconsin. Letter to U.S. Rep. Ryan regarding ENDA.
4:55am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on unemployment insurance vote.
4:55am
Congressional Progressive Caucus. Time to renew unemployment insurance.

10:12am
Bloomberg. Jobless benefits stalled even with U.S. Senate passage.

Federal Agencies

5:47am
USA Today. Government often has 10 agencies doing one job.

Politics

1:58pm
Burke for Governor. Statement on Equal Pay Day.
9:59am
DPW. Statement on National Equal Pay Day.
9:55am
RPW. Releases web ad, "Mary Burke: Trek's 'Director of Outsourcing.'"

4:46am
Ashland Daily Press. Park Falls Mayor Tom Ratzlaff officially announces candidacy for 25th Senate District.

Monday April 7, 2014

Governor

12:41pm
Rep. Nygren. Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education agenda signed into law.
12:07pm
Gov. Walker. Signs H.O.P.E. bills into law.
11:44am
State Public Defender. Praises signing of heroin-related legislation.
10:31am
AG Van Hollen. Statement in support of Rep. John Nygren's 'HOPE" legislation.
9:20am
ARCW. Applauds Governor, Wisconsin Legislature on enactment of HOPE legislation.

3:29pm
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Walker visits Marinette, signs 4 bills targeting heroin abuse.
1:01pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker signing bills aimed at fighting Wisconsin heroin problems.
1:00pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker set to sign bill on relatives harboring felons.
5:41am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Walker signs anti-heroin bills.
5:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Governor right to review raises given to wardens.

Legislative

3:40pm
Assembly Democratic Leaders. Letter to Rep. Kramer regarding resignation.
3:38pm
Assembly Democratic Leaders. Letter to Speaker Vos regarding forming an ethics committee.
3:27pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Retiring state senator wants nonpartisan redistricting.
2:18pm
Rep. Knudson. Statement on retirement of Rep. Severson.
2:17pm
Rep. Hulsey. Circulates Penokee Hills conservation proposal - state purchase would protect fishing, hunting opportunities, jobs.
10:31am
Speaker Vos. Statement on the retirement of Rep. Erik Severson.
10:18am
Rep. Severson. Will not seek re-election.

12:58pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican Severson won't seek re-election.
12:56pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Vice President Joe Biden calls out Wisconsin for scaling back early voting.
5:28am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: What happened to Legislature's job focus?
5:09am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Let other folks have a say, too.
5:04am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Compromise trumps partisanship.
5:01am
Wisconsin State Journal. State lawmakers' per diem claims topped $1.1M in 2013.

State Agencies

2:05pm
Emergency Management. Wisconsin's Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week.
2:02pm
DHS. State health care professionals urged to sign up with the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry.
12:50pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Column: Libraries help us achieve our goals.
11:14am
DATCP. Hang up on BadgerCare Plus phone scams.
5:34am
GAB. New voter registration requirements take effect.
5:33am
Save Our Signs Wisconsin. Derse statement on DOA decision to award contract to out of state vendor.

5:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State officials kept silent on CWD discovery at game farm.
5:03am
Chippewa Herald. State could add dozens of species to invasive list.
4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Disputed interstate sign contract to stay in force.

Economy/Business

9:32am
WMC. Raising the minimum wage will kill jobs.

5:25am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Employers shift more health costs to employees, in part because of Obamacare: survey.
5:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin manufacturers see value in returning work to U.S.

Statewide

4:31pm
State Bar of Wisconsin. April 16 proclaimed Healthcare Decisions Day in Wisconsin.
3:36pm
Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation. Six to be honored for demonstrating extraordinary leadership in women's health.
3:23pm
Tax Foundation. Tax Freedom Day 2014 is April 21, three days later than last year.
10:33am
UW-Extension. Beware of scams using prepaid debit cards.

5:02am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Declining north woods numbers a concern.
5:01am
Beloit Daily News. Study: Issues exist in Wisconsin.

Courts

12:59pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Supreme Court unlikely to rule on voter ID before summer.

Education

1:07pm
Wisconsin Technical College System. Motor carriers look to tech colleges for assistance.

4:59am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: The time has come for student loan debt relief.

Local

3:24pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Stamper. Says safety in Milwaukee County parks must be a priority.
9:19am
Milwaukee Municipal Court. Appoints part-time Commissioners.
5:34am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.

5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Common Ground demands better school facilities or no support for arena.

Congress

3:17pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.
2:24pm
Healthcare Leadership Council. National healthcare leaders honor U.S. Rep. Tom Petri for leadership in healthcare innovation.

5:32am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Sen. Baldwin: Back off our brats, beer.
5:18am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Obama plans to advance equal pay with executive powers.

Politics

3:22pm
Richards for Attorney General. SEIU endorses.
12:47pm
Republican Party of Adams County. Senator Olsen losing support of grassroots Republicans. Resolution.
11:18am
Jarchow for Assembly. Announces candidacy for the State Assembly District 28.
11:15am
DPW. "What happened to Legislature's job focus?
9:35am
RPW. Mary Burke continues campaign of lies and contradictions.
8:39am
Bowen for Assembly. Announces candidacy for Wisconsin's 10th state Assembly District.

1:10pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County Supervisor David Bowen to run for Pasch Assembly seat.
10:40am
Sheboygan Press. Stroebel not ready to challenge U.S. Rep. Petri.
8:30am
Racine Journal Times. Lehman hits the highway as he campaigns for Lt. governor.
6:07am
Minneapolis Star Tribune. 2016 presidential campaign checklist: Ryan's prep.
5:59am
Washington Post. 2016 campaign checklist: Walker.
5:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker, Burke disagree over merit of student athlete unions.
5:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Burke says Walker's jobs plan doesn't do enough.

Friday April 4, 2014

Governor

4:22pm
Gov. Walker. Announces expanded, accelerated training program for trucking jobs.
3:49pm
Gov. Walker. Signs legislation to boost economic development in urban towns.
1:49pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Joins Governor as he signs King Veterans home bill into law.
1:44pm
Rep. Weatherston. Disabled veteran-owned business bill signed into law.
1:42pm
Gov. Walker. Signs legislation supporting Wisconsin veterans.
10:18am
Sen. Petrowski. Governor signs three veterans bills.
10:13am
Wisconsin Towns Association. Towns given additional economic development authority.

2:29pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Walker: I'll review prison wardens' pay raises.
5:50am
We Are Green Bay. Outagamie County officials ask Gov. Walker for Customs office support.
5:14am
Beloit Daily News. Walker signs tax credit bill in Janesville.
5:04am
Wausau Daily Herald. Walker to sign TIF district bill in Rib Mountain on Friday.
4:46am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin governor signs oral chemotherapy bill. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Legislative

3:58pm
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals. Statement on Rep. Pasch's decision not to seek re-election.
2:21pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Statement on Rep. Sandy Pasch announcement.
1:39pm
Rep. Riemer. Statement on retirement of Rep. Sandy Pasch.
12:27pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on Rep. Pasch not seeking re-election.
11:40am
Rep. Jorgensen. Thanks Pasch for her years of service, leadership.
11:38am
DHS. Speaker's Task Force on Mental Health Iowa health study.
11:36am
Rep. Goyke. Statement on the retirement of Rep. Sandy Pasch.
11:12am
Rep. Barca. Statement on Rep. Pasch not running for re-election.
10:46am
Rep. Pasch. Statement regarding decision to not seek re-election in 2014.
10:16am
Speaker Vos. Statement on the retirement of Rep. Kaufert.
10:10am
Rep. Kaufert. Announces he will not seek re-election to Assembly.
4:38am
Sen. Schultz. In four counties on April 8.

2:31pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rep. Sandy Pasch won't seek re-election.
5:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Documents released in open records lawsuit show lobbying group pulling legislators' strings.
4:51am
Appleton Post Crescent. 'Silver Alert' bill clears Senate: Bill would send prompts to find missing seniors.

State Agencies

3:59pm
DOT. Governor Walker proclaims April 7 to 11 as Work Zone Awareness Week in Wisconsin.
3:40pm
DVA. Moves forward with John R. Moses skilled nursing home at King.
2:38pm
DOA. Letter regarding denial of Derse Inc. appeal.
1:40pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, April 6-12.
11:43am
DOA, PSC. Heating moratorium ending, financial assistance available.
10:19am
DATCP. Nomination period open for ginseng board.
10:16am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, April 7-14.

Economy/Business

7:46am
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Payroll employment increases in March (+192,000); uneployment rate unchanged (6.7%).

5:41am
Superior Telegram. Enbridge says Alberta Clipper expansion online by 2015.

Statewide

10:10am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Voters approve school referenda at historic rates.

11:30am
USA Today. States lose $5 billion in jobless aid.
4:44am
Green Bay Press Gazette. State campaign finance watchdog group's leader leaving.

Courts

5:05am
Marshfield News Herald. Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don't.
4:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. High court ruling will lift Wisconsin's campaign donor limits, experts say.

Education

2:22pm
UW-Madison. Journalism project on water quality wins national grant.
1:47pm
UW-Stout. Three supply chain management students awarded scholarships.
11:25am
UW-River Falls. Horse show team advances to national competition.

12:33pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Oshkosh schools join statewide referendum trend.

Local

3:23pm
Milwaukee County Sup. West. Applauds Common Council on Chavez holiday.
11:42am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele, Mayor Barrett. Fallen Iraq war soldier honored with street renaming.

5:42am
Jefferson County Daily Union. Milton police told to stop redacting open records.

Congress

2:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Stands up for Wisconsin brats, beer and cheese.
12:25pm
U.S. Rep. Petri. Announces April town meeting schedule.
12:22pm
U.S. Rep. Petri. Praises Senate introduction of crop insurance legislation.
11:37am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Commends senators for crop insurance reform bill, vows to continue pushing for reform in House.
11:02am
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Column regarding Ukranie intervention.

Politics

3:47pm
Richards for Attorney General. Decries Van Hollen's role in suppressing public records.
12:41pm
DPW. Unemployment up in 69 of 72 counties.
10:14am
RPW. Mary Burke flip-flops, changes her position on Obamacare twice in one day.

10:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP statement on Mary Burke's self-funding based on erroneous report.
4:53am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Attorney general candidate: I'd pursue more open government cases.

Thursday April 3, 2014

Governor

4:57pm
Gov. Walker. Proclaims April as New Homes Month. Proclamation. Wisconsin Builders Association.
4:55pm
Gov. Walker. Signs legislation ensuring access to affordable oral chemotherapy treatment.
2:42pm
Gov. Walker. Signs bill to protect aviation jobs in Wisconsin.
2:14pm
Rep. Kaufert. Governor signs AIR jobs bill into law in Fox Cities.
1:46pm
Sen. Darling, Rep. Strachota. Governor signs Cancer Treatment Fairness Act.
12:56pm
Gov. Walker. Delivers remarks at Wisconsin Employment First Conference.
10:08am
Gov. Walker. Tours new BizForge Resource HUB.
10:07am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

1:15pm
Appleton Post Crescent. Walker signs aviation tax break bill at Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. in Greenville.
5:37am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Walker signs TIF bill in Oshkosh, touts measure as tool for economic growth.
4:52am
WKOW. Governor warns of possible pitfalls in lawmaker's expulsion.
4:51am
WBAY. Gov. Walker discusses signing bills passed by Legislature.

Legislative

4:50pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Schedules two listening sessions in April.
4:47pm
Speaker Vos, Rep. Strachota. Assembly Republican leaders demand Rep. Kramer to resign. Letter to Rep. Kramer.
3:00pm
Sen. Tiffany. Statement on voting activity in Iron County. Letter to AG Van Hollen & GAB Director Kennedy.
1:59pm
Rep. Hulsey. Filmmakers, legislator call for investing in Wisconsin film jobs.
1:33pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Column: Bills on Governor's desk.
1:00pm
Waste Management, Marathon County. Recyclers, local governments applaud lawmakers' action.
10:03am
Rep. Jorgensen. Democratic weekly radio address.

5:14am
Wisconsin Reporter. Legislature carves out tax break for radio, TV broadcasters.
5:08am
Daily Cardinal. Statewide recreational marijuana legalization unlikely despite Dane County referendum.

State Agencies

2:45pm
DPI. April is Military Child Month.
2:37pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
2:36pm
DSPS. Meetings, week of April 7.
2:24pm
DOT. Road conditions in north central Wisconsin expected to deteriorate tonight, Friday.
1:05pm
Ready Wisconsin. Late season winter storm hits Wisconsin.
1:02pm
DOT. Traffic crashes in March killed 33 people in Wisconsin.
10:11am
Wisconsin Lottery. Two big lottery winners in two different cities!
10:06am
DCF. Wisconsin's Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge launches new website.

1:08pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State can't document justification for warden raises.
5:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Superintendent announces new task force to address achievement gap. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Economy/Business

10:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Employers continue to shift health benefit costs to workers, report finds.

Statewide

2:49pm
Alliant Energy. Awarded for work to promote healthy trees in communities.
9:48am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Education Fund dinner keynote speaker announcement.
5:12am
NWS Twin Cities. Winter storm warning (Northern WI). 

10:18am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Winter storm warning: This one could break April snow record.
9:57am
Washington Post. Michigan and Wisconsin highlight divide on Medicaid expansion.
5:30am
USA Today. More Americans see middle class status slipping.
5:25am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Is there a way to bump voting?
5:23am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Gunman kills three, wounds 16 at Fort Hood before killing himself.

Courts

9:50am
District IV Court of Appeals. Timothy Fromm v. Village of Lake Delton.

4:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Supreme Court ruling on political contributions gets mixed reaction in Wisconsin.

Education

4:53pm
UW-Eau Claire. English professor wins Council of Wisconsin Writers nonfiction prize.
3:34pm
Marquette University. Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke goes "On the Issues."
10:30am
UW-Madison. A professor's research helps a community explore its long-held beliefs.
9:59am
Marquette University. Receives $2.6 million grant to fund research on virtue.

4:50am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW hire Villa listed Walker, former Gov. Thompson and lobbyist as references.

Local

4:59pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett, Council Pres. Murphy. Time for Milwaukee to stop leaving money on the table.
3:36pm
Douglas County Administrator Lisak. Land transfer for $800 million economic development project approved by City of Superior.
12:53pm
Milwaukee Ald. Hamilton. Statement: "Why we can't wait."
11:02am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces major steps to open day shelter this year.

2:01pm
Bloomberg. Milwaukee sinks as ebbing groundwater undermines its foundations.
1:30pm
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Americans for Prosperity involvement in local races isn't bad.
5:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supervisors say they will adapt to message from pay cut vote.
5:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Election results in western Wisconsin may signal shift against frac sand mining.
5:01am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Niagara Bottling to buy up to 2 million gallons of water a day in Pleasant Prairie.
4:56am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Remodeling BMO Harris Bradley Center would be too costly: MMAC.
4:55am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Dane County Board should heed call for fair maps.

Congress

1:07pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Johnson. Wisconsin Kentucky senators offer friendly wager on NCAA Final Four game.
7:07am
Wisconsin Family Ties. Don't be fooled by the name: "Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013" is harmful, not helpful.

Politics

1:48pm
Feldt for State Treasurer. Bill to eliminate State Treasurer's office fails yet again.
1:04pm
RPW. Mary Burke now an "unequivocal" supporter of Obamacare.
9:52am
Grothman for Congress. Statement regarding candidacy for the 6th Congressional District.

1:19pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Both parties say elections will be referendum on Wisconsin legislation, performance.
1:10pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Grothman to challenge Petri in GOP primary. Green Bay Press Gazette.
10:14am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Gov. Scott Walker responds to challenger Burke's economic plan for startups.
5:24am
Janesville Gazette. As Legislature ends, focus turns to campaigns.

Wednesday April 2, 2014

Governor

4:02pm
Sen. Lazich. Statement about Governor Walker's approval of election administration reform package.
4:00pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Tax credit transferability bill signed into law.
3:50pm
Gov. Walker. Signs legislation increasing flexibility of economic development tax credits.
3:48pm
Gov. Walker. Signs legislation to support community redevelopment.
3:43pm
Wisconsin Economic Development Association. Tax credit transferability bill signed into law.
3:30pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. More anti-voter bills signed into law by Governor Walker.
3:29pm
Sen. Gudex. Governor Walker signs two bills into law.
2:39pm
Wisconsin Economic Development Association. Tax increment finance bill applauded.
11:07am
Gov. Walker. Delivers remarks at the Wisconsin Mortgage Bankers Association's 40th annual Real Estate Conference.
10:19am
Gov. Walker. Signs voting legislation.

12:37pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker signs bill allowing election observers close to voters.
12:19pm
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Walker signs election observer bill.

Senate Floor Session

3:45pm
Sen. Taylor. (Updated) GOP protects negligent doctors from liability and discipline.
12:15pm
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Thanks state Senate for sending Silver Alert legislation to governor.
11:14am
Sen. Vukmir. Doctor apologies exempt from evidence.
10:23am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Lauds passage of Assembly Bill 769.
10:11am
Sen. Taylor. Creates review process for law enforcement involved deaths.
10:09am
Sen. Taylor. Secures 90K for wrongfully convicted.
10:08am
Sen. Taylor. Challenged GOP strip search bill.
9:58am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Comments on the Senate's failure to pass the "unused facilities" bill (SB-318).
5:42am
Sen. Jauch. Senate departure remarks.
5:39am
Is My Medicine Legal Yet? Wisconsin Assembly passes CBD medical marijuana bill, Dane voters say full legalization way to go.
5:34am
Sen. Larson. Throughout session, Democrats fought for freedom, justice.
5:33am
Rep. Bernier. Hails passage of Assembly Bill 613.
5:32am
Rep. Kahl. Bipartisan bill to enable classified research in UW System passes Legislature.
5:31am
Rep. Kahl. Worker safety bill passes Legislature.
5:30am
Rep. Kahl. Assembly Bill 769 passes Legislature.
5:26am
Rep. Kahl. CBD oil extract bill passes state Legislature.
5:23am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Wisconsin Senate passes public safety legislation.

5:27am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Four longtime lawmakers say goodbye as Senate adjourns.
5:24am
Daily Cardinal. Senate closes legislative year.
5:06am
Wausau Daily Herald. Petrowski's drone bill passes state Legislature.
5:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate passes parking structure development bill.
5:01am
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate passes doctor apology bill on busy last session day.
4:49am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin Senate passes cancer drugs bill, ends session.
4:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate approves changes to reviews of police-custody deaths.

Legislative

2:44pm
Rep. Richards. Urges Gov. Walker to sign ShotSpotter expansion.
2:36pm
Governor's Committee for People with Disabilities. Supports Rep. Andre Jacque's Assembly Bill 904 to improve work incentives for people with disabilities through the Wisconsin Medicaid buy-in.
2:25pm
Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities. Assembly Bill 904, introduced by Rep. Andre Jacque will improve work incentives provided through the Medical Assistance Purchase Plan for people with disabilities who want to work.
11:09am
Sen. Leibham. Announces visit to Sheboygan Senior Activity Center luncheon.
10:45am
Speaker Vos. Statement on the retirement of Rep. Steve Kestell.
10:33am
Rep. Wachs. (Updated) Statement on Confluence Project referendum results.
10:24am
Save Our Signs Wisconsin. Wisconsin lawmakers call for DOA to reconsider Derse contract.
9:53am
Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. Bill promotes fairness, equity, opportunity for workers with disabilities.
9:52am
Survival Coalition. Improvements to work-incentive program good investment for people with disabilities.
5:41am
Rep. Jacque. Proposes reforms to WI Medical Assistance Purchase Plan (MAPP).

4:47am
Sheboygan Press. Kestell says he won't run for re-election.

State Agencies

4:04pm
DATCP. Griffin Meat Sales recalls sausage products due to undeclared soy allergen.
2:41pm
OCI. Administrative actions - March 2014.
2:40pm
DATCP. Nomination period to open for Wisconsin Cherry Board.
2:37pm
DPI. Young entrepreneurs bring creativity, independence.
12:41pm
DWD. Wisconsin local employment & unemployment estimates released.
12:13pm
DNR. Sauk Prairie Recreation Area open to public April 12-May 27.
12:05pm
Wisconsin Lottery. New $2 lotto game "5 Card Cash" kicks off this weekend.
10:26am
DPI. Evers taps successful educators for achievement gap task force.
9:59am
AG Van Hollen. Announces regional forensic medical trainings.
5:08am
DWD Sec. Newson. Statement on BLS report of state's average 2013 unemployment rate.
5:07am
DOT. April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

12:18pm
Daily Reporter. WisDOT renews search for ways to pay for transportation.
5:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State will begin taking less out of worker' paychecks starting Tuesday.

Economy/Business

5:18am
Boardman & Clark. Employment law update - April 2014.

5:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Foundries worry about tougher silica controls.

Statewide

3:51pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Wendy Kannel hired as Ag in the Classroom Coordinator, Foundation Director.
2:46pm
UW-Extension. Heart of the Farm - Women in Agriculture Conference to be held in Kiel on April 10.
2:42pm
UW-Extension. 2014 crop budgets for Wisconsin available online.
10:44am
Tax Foundation. Americans paid 9.8% of income in state and local taxes in 2011. Report.
8:52am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Tax loss from Internet sales shrinking?
5:36am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. UWEC reform forum to feature redistricting reform and voting rights issues.
5:00am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin data 'shocking' on African-American children.

Courts

4:43pm
Rep. Taylor. SCOTUS sells elections to highest bidder.
2:31pm
WISPIRG. Today Supreme Court ruled for another flood of big money.
2:29pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. U.S. Supreme Court strikes down federal aggregate campaign contribution limits.
12:12pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
12:07pm
People for the American Way. Statement on McCutcheon v. FEC decision.
11:10am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Statement on SCOTUS McCutcheon decision.
10:18am
District II Court of Appeals. Walgreen Co. v. City of Oshkosh.
10:05am
United Wisconsin. Statement on Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC.

10:01am
Bloomberg. Caps on total campaign giving voided by U.S. high court.
9:38am
Reuters. Supreme Court strikes aggregate donations caps in federal elections.

Education

4:49pm
One Wisconsin Now. Reported central figure in Scott Walker administration "John Doe" criminal investigation snags newly created state job at $178,000 annual salary.
2:33pm
UW-Madison. Journalism school celebrates alumni achievements.
2:26pm
UW-System. Names new university relations leader.
12:08pm
UW-Eau Claire. Graduate receives award for work in school psychology.
8:55am
Marquette University. Judge Kathleen M. O'Malley to present Marquette Law School's Nies Lecture.

4:50pm
Chippewa Herald. Longtime Walker confidant Jim Villa named to new UW System job.
12:34pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Voters approve extra taxes in 12 rural school referendums.

Local

4:47pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Bowen. Statement regarding the April 1 referendum.
4:03pm
South Central Federation of Labor. Working families get active and win in spring election.
2:32pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. And Lexington Mayor Jim Gray weighing in on NCAA tournament.
12:36pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Madison among the least sprawling in the country, #1 for medium sized cities.
10:30am
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. Milwaukee County residents finally heard.
10:22am
Milwaukee County Board Chair Dimitrijevic. Statement on the April 1 referendum.
9:42am
Wisconsin Move to Amend. Thirteen communities vote for constitutional amendment.
5:37am
Untied Wisconsin. 13 Wisconsin cities vote YES to overturning Citizens United.
5:35am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Statement on Milwaukee County Board referendum.

12:23pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Five with backing of Koch brothers group win seats, 4 lose in county divided by mine plan. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
5:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. County Board pay cut referendum easily passes.
5:21am
Badger Herald. Dane County voters support legalization of marijuana and redistricting amendment.
5:17am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Confluence project drives voter turnout.

Congress

4:47pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on Supreme Court decision to further open the floodgates for political spending.
4:46pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. The USA FREEDOM Act closes the NSA's "back door" access to Americans' communications.
4:44pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Introduces minimum wage amendment to Republican budget.
2:43pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Sends follow-up letter to AG Holder on Clapper's false testimony.
12:38pm
One Wisconsin Now. One big national crisis, two different approaches from Wisconsin Congressional Representatives.
12:11pm
U.S. Reps. Petri, Shuster. Request GAO evaluation of studies used to change federal hours of service regulations for truckers.
9:49am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Praises announcement that over 7 million Americans have enrolled in private health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act.
9:45am
Lot Cabin Republicans of Wisconsin. Letter to U.S. Rep. Ryan regarding ENDA.
5:09am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Sends letter to Zinser regarding whistleblower intimidation.

5:12am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wisconsin delegation unites on Ukraine.

Politics

12:40pm
RPW. Unions endorse Mary Burke after months of harsh criticism.
10:35am
WEAC. Members recommend Mary Burke for governor.
10:32am
Richards for Attorney General. Milwaukee Deputy Sheriff's Assocation endorses Jon Richards.
10:29am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Endorses Mary Burke for Wisconsin Governor.
10:17am
American Majority. 44 trained new leaders win spring elections.
9:50am
RPW. Right Wisconsin: There's nothing about Mary (Burke).
5:43am
Zerban for Congress. Slams flawed Ryan report.

4:54pm
Ripon Press. Editorial: Sen. Olsen booted out of Reagan's tent.
4:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mary Burke stresses jobs plan to add jobs, boost economy.

Tuesday April 1, 2014

Governor

5:21pm
Gov. Walker. Talks real tax relief and celebrates Badger Alloys' 48th anniversary.
5:07pm
Gov. Walker. No foolin - taxpayers keeping more of their hard-earned money.
2:17pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Assembly Democrats call for Walker to explain secret signing of bills to restrict early-vote hours, limit legal rights of asbestos victims. Letter to Gov. Walker.
10:23am
Gov. Walker. Wisconsin, Kentucky Governors offer friendly wager on NCAA Final Four game.

6:12pm
WAOW. Gov. Walker to sign more elections bills.
2:12pm
Chippewa Herald. Beer vs. bourbon in governors' bet on Wisconsin-Kentucky Final Four game.

Senate Floor Session

6:13pm
Sen. Petrowski. Senate passes bills helping veterans and the disabled.
6:11pm
Sen. Cowles. Bill for recycling industry jobs passes Senate.
6:04pm
Sen. Hansen. Senate passes bill to create Silver Alert program.
6:02pm
Rep. Nygren. Two final HOPE agenda bills pass out of the Senate.
6:02pm
Reps. Loudenbeck, Williams; Sen. Tiffany. Announce final passage of antique snowmobile legislation.
5:53pm
Reps. Bies, Taylor. Independent investigation bill heads to governor.
5:49pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Legislation heads to the governor's desk.
5:23pm
Sen. Darling, Rep. Strachota. Cancer Treatment Fairness Act sent to governor.
5:18pm
Sen. Harris. Statement on Senate passage of vital mental health reform.
5:16pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Announces final passage of DNR tipping fee bill.
5:15pm
Rep. Severson. Applauds passage of doctor condolence bill.
5:14pm
Wisconsin Coalition for Cancer Treatment Access. Applauds final passage of Cancer Treatment Fairness Act: Looks forward to Governor Walker's signature.
5:13pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on Senate passage of amended oral chemo bill.
5:02pm
Rep. Schraa. Disappointed in Senate failure to eliminate state treasurer.
3:01pm
Reps. August, Kessler, Craig, Taylor. Bipartisan drone legislation passes Senate.
2:58pm
Sen. Petrowski. Bill updating farm equipment laws heads to governor's desk.
12:58pm
Sen. Petrowski. Drone bill heads to the governor's desk.

3:05pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate passes chemotherapy bill, Walker to sign it.
2:15pm
La Crosse Tribune. State Senate passes bill restricting drones.

Legislative

5:56pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Highs and lows mark legislative session.
5:10pm
Rep. Kestell. Not seeking re-election.
2:59pm
Rep. Ballweg. 41st District students' art featured at Capitol.

12:48pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Bill to legalize marijuana byproduct up for vote.
12:35pm
Wisconsin State Journal. 4 state senators to give farewell speeches.
5:32am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Bill limits liability at ag-related tourism events.
5:10am
Beloit Daily News. Local reps split among party lines.
4:52am
Daily Cardinal. State Democratic lawmakers call attention to citizens losing health care.

State Agencies

5:00pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. $4.5 million for community projects.
3:24pm
DPI. Four Wisconsin principals serve as model educational leaders.
2:09pm
DNR. Weekly news.
2:01pm
DWD. Applications for round 2 of Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training grants due second week of April.
12:40pm
AG Van Hollen. National Crime Victims' Rights Week: Restoring the balance of justice.
9:21am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter - April 2014.

Economy/Business

10:22am
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service requests new electric and natural gas rates for 2015.

5:58am
Wall Street Journal. How the Wisconsin winter puts a chill on Texas oil drilling.
4:50am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Marquette report: manufacturing growth volatile, but still positive.
4:43am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Report ranks Wisconsin women 46th in economic growth, clout.

Statewide

5:04pm
Mt. Olympus. To permanantly close and remove Opa indoor rollercoaster.
11:17am
AARP Wisconsin. And SBA to hold encore entrepreneur events in Appleton, Sheboygan 
11:06am
MWFPA. Tout Wisconsin vegetable production.
10:46am
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Paving a better road to success for ALL children. Annie E. Casey Foundation. Report.

1:27pm
Reuters. Obamacare enrollment to hit seven million target despite setback.

Courts

12:34pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. John Doe lawsuit properly dismissed, appeals court rules.
5:13am
Wisconsin State Journal. Radio host files federal civil rights lawsuit for Capitol Police arrest.

Education

3:23pm
UW-Stout. Twenty students to present research at national conference.
12:20pm
UW-Eau Claire. Wins national collegiate sales competition.
10:40am
Marquette University. Marquette team a finalist at international business plan competition.
10:24am
UW-Madison. Madison schools, UW-Madison strengthen partnership.
10:21am
UW-Stout. State Science Olympiad April 4-5; national event coming in 2016.

5:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. New student-discipline policy approved.

Local

5:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dane County to sharpen focus on its stark racial disparities.
4:53am
La Crosse Tribune. Glitches, crush snag insurance sign-ups in La Crosse, across nation.

Congress

5:52pm
DPW. The Paul Ryan budget: A cruel April Fools joke.
2:59pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on the House Republican budget.
1:32pm
U.S. Rep. Ryan. The Path to Prosperity offers a brighter future.
10:54am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on Republican budget proposal.
10:42am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports long-term solution on Medicare payments for doctors, votes against "patch."

10:55am
The Hill. Ryan's final $5.1T cut.
4:56am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Congress OKs law stopping cuts to Medicare docs.

Politics

1:05pm
RPW. While Scott Walker shows leadership, Mary Burke won't make the tough decisions.
5:50am
Al Ott for Assembly. To seek re-election to State Assembly.
5:48am
Feldt for State Treasurer. Scores major victories in two more straw polls.

4:54am
Chippewa Herald. Once 'radioactive,' Rebecca Kleefisch has become a 'trusted ally and lieutenant.'
4:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Some Wisconsin communities to vote on Citizens United referenda on Tuesday.

 

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