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Tuesday January 27, 2015 - Updated 5:12pm

Governor

5:01am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Kenosha, no; up next, Beloit.

Budget

5:12pm
Sen. Bewley. Statement on Gov. Walker's cut to UW campuses.
3:44pm
Sen. Lassa. Governor must explain benefits of UW changes.
3:25pm
Rep. Neylon. Statement on Governor Walker's UW System budget proposal.
2:30pm
Rep. Shankland. Statement on Governor Walker's cuts to UW System.
2:03pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement on Governor Walker's cuts to UW campuses.
1:56pm
Reps. Taylor, Hintz. Walker proposes staggering cuts to UW System.
1:54pm
Rep. Knudson. Statement on UW System, arena proposals.
1:32pm
Rep. Nygren. Statement on the UW System and Bucks arena.
1:04pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Statement on UW System cuts: Not again.
12:45pm
Rep. Kapenga. Statement on arena financing proposal.
12:43pm
UW-Madison Chancellor Blank. Reaction to the latest state budget news.
12:07pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker proposes big cuts to University of Wisconsin System, big tuition hikes for Wisconsin students and big payday for Milwaukee Bucks.
12:01pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on Governor Walker's proposal for Bucks arena.
11:48am
Rep. Murphy. Statement on proposed changes to the UW System.
11:22am
Rep. Barca. Statement on Governor Walker's proposed UW System cuts.
11:12am
Sen. Shilling. Statement on Gov. Walker's cuts to higher education.
10:58am
Gov. Walker. Announces "Pay Their Way" plan for Milwaukee Bucks arena.
10:23am
Speaker Vos. Statement on Govenor Walker's budget proposal for UW System.
9:38am
Sen. Nass. Statement on governor's budget plan for UW System.
8:51am
UW System. Statements regarding proposed budget.
8:42am
Gov. Walker. Announces plan for tuition freeze, autonomy for UW System.

2:37pm
Chippewa Herald. Campus, legislative leaders concerned about Scott Walker's proposed UW cuts but welcome flexibilities.
12:03pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Changes coming to worker's compensation system?
11:33am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Walker adding 'jock tax' to budget; plan could raise $220M for arena.
10:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker: Jock tax will cover $220 million for new Bucks arena.
10:16am
Chippewa Herald. UW System critic blasts governor's autonomy plan.
10:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker proposes $300 million cut, more autonomy for UW.
5:21am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Cowles: teacher licensing doesn't belong in budget.
4:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Scott Walker to propose 13% cut, more freedom to UW System.
4:58am
Capital Times. Wisconsin Democrats call on Scott Walker, GOP lawmakers for budget repair bill.
4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker expected to announce plan for support of new Milwaukee Bucks arena.

Legislative

4:37pm
Sen. Harris Dodd. Responds to education accountability efforts.
2:28pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Republican push to eliminate prevailing wage would create barriers to success, opportunity.
12:39pm
Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families. Urges legislators to say "I trust parents!"
12:13pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Radon: Silent killer can be in any home.
12:05pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Letter to the editor regarding the state budget.
11:30am
Rep. Hutton. Unveils legislation to eliminate the prevailing wage law.
11:23am
Sen. Petrowski, Rep. Loudenbeck. Lawmakers introduce bill connecting human trafficking victims to resources.
11:20am
One Wisconsin Now. Testimony in opposition to 2015 Senate Bill 1.
11:18am
The No Vouchers Coalition. Testimony in opposition to SB-1.
11:04am
Sens. Erpenbach, Taylor. Letter to DOA Sec. Huebsch regarding state budget.
8:50am
Sen. Carpenter. Remembering the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
5:56am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Opposition mounts to partisan attack on non-partisan GAB.

1:20pm
WQOW. Republican says he doesn't support school sanctions.
10:51am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: State lawmakers should step on gas for freeway driving.
5:07am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Senate to hold hearing on school accountability bill.
4:57am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Senator tries again to limit sales of toy-like lighters.

State Agencies

4:04pm
DATCP. Tax scam avoidance starts with awareness.
1:32pm
DNR. Weekly news.
1:09pm
WEDC. Nomination deadline is Friday for 2015 Governor's Export Achievement Awards.

9:09am
Ashland Daily Press. Tourism secretary gives kudos to Cable.

Statewide

3:02pm
WPHCA, Wisconsin Regional Enrollment Networks announces enrollment Super Saturday!
1:42pm
Wisconsin Procurement Institute. Tri-county manufacturing conference series: "Manufacturing for the Military: Subcontracting for a Prime Contractor."
11:40am
Wisconsin Budget Project, COWS. Income inequality in Wisconsin reaches record levels. Report.
11:31am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Nelson's WFU spirit recognized with Meritorious Service Award.
10:32am
WMC. Study: EPA rule to result in $100,000/yr rate hikes for WI manufacturers, kill 21,000 jobs.
5:55am
MacIver Institute. Study: EPA regulations to increase Wisconsin electricity prices 19%, eliminate 20,995 jobs by 2030.

5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hold times, hang-up rates both cross limits for MTM medical rides center.
5:11am
Chippewa Herald. Nutrition becomes a new arena for climate change politics.
4:56am
Marshfield News Herald. Affordable Care Act brings new tax forms.

Courts

8:56am
District I Court of Appeals. Pamela Peter v. Sprinkmann Sons Corporation.
8:54am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Danny Robert Alexander.

5:43am
LA Times. Supreme Court knocks down promised health benefits for union retirees.

Education

2:56pm
UW-Stout. Scholar, professor join metals, ceramics to help aerospace industry.
5:53am
UW-Eau Claire. Breaking down stereotypes to build stronger schools.

5:06am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Menominee schools weighing benefit options.

Local

3:34pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Second Traveling Beer Garden Tour added for 2015.
12:41pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. To testify before United States Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on nomination of U.S. Arttorney General.

4:54am
Sheboygan Press. City employees file suit over OT, premiums.

Congress

5:18am
La Crosse Tribune. Baldwin says she could have done more but was unaware of prior problems at VA.
4:52am
Appleton Post Crescent. Baldwin's handling of VA report 'frustrating' for widow.

Federal Agencies

11:34am
EPA. Seeks input on federal plan for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
9:10am
EPA. Helps 22 communities to meet their sustainability goals and foster economic development.

12:11pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Whistleblower says he won't leave Tomah VA unless by force.
5:45am
Business Insider. The Justice Department has been secretly spying on millions of cars.
4:53am
Fond du Lac Reporter. VA Secretary says he will investigate Tomah medical center.

Politics

3:28pm
Our American Revival. Governor Scott Walker luanches "Our American Revival."

2:11pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker forms committee to explore presidential run.
11:58am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker forms first committee for 2016 run.
11:17am
Washington Post. Scott Walker forms committee in preparation for 2016 presidential bid.
5:52am
Reuters. Scott Walker has breakthrough moment in Iowa. Now what?

Monday January 26, 2015

Governor

4:11pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Urges Govenor Walker to pledge to veto any proposed "Right to Work" legislation.
5:27am
Ho-Chunk Nation. Statement regarding Governor Walker's decision on Kenosha.

1:20pm
Daily Reporter. With Kenosha out, Beloit hopes casino proposal will move forward.
5:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Gov. Scott Walker kills the Kenosha casino, and he's right to do so.
5:37am
Beloit Daily News. Ho-Chunk confident in Beloit casino plan.
4:47am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Walker deals a win to Potawatomi, big loss to this area.

Budget

11:30am
Sen. Shilling. Wisconsin budget crisis triggers repair bill requirement.

6:11am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Gov. Walker to include 'jock tax' for Bucks arena in budget, sources say.
5:48am
Wisconsin State Journal. Expect more students from outstate and abroad if expected state funding cuts come to UW.
4:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Speculation of big Scott Walker budget cut has UW-Milwaukee fearing worst.

Legislative

3:55pm
Sen. Lassa. (Updated) Reintroduces novelty lighter bill.
1:33pm
Rep. Hutton. Chief justice constitutional amendment passes Legislature.
12:28pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Walker spends weekend courting the support of anti-immigrant Iowa congressman.
12:13pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Doctor-prescribed suicide victimizes older people, those with disabilities.
10:43am
Rep. Hesselbein. Column: Let's make the DNR secretary independent again.
9:39am
Rep. Shankland. To hold town hall office hours on January 30.
9:07am
GAB Chair Judge Nichol. Letter to Speaker Vos regarding media comments.
8:24am
Sen. Carpenter. Wisconsin should ban powdered alcohol.
5:33am
Wisconsin District Attorneys Association. Statement regarding legislator meetings.

1:41pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GAB board oversaw John Doe probe actions, leader tells Assembly speaker. Wisconsin State Journal. La Crosse Tribune.
12:10pm
WISC. Wisconsin DOJ didn't track gay marriage case hours.
6:18am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Five OWI strikes and you're out?
6:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State lawmaker indtroduces 'Death with Dignity' bill.
6:03am
La Crosse Tribune. Lawmakers propose allowing terminally ill choice of suicide.
5:43am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: More bureaucracy won't improve schools.
5:41am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Changing for the right reasons?
4:52am
Wausau Daily Herald. State lawmaker seeks indoor vaping ban.

State Agencies

4:43pm
DATCP. Register now to exhibit at food show in Brazil.
3:27pm
WEDC. Wisconsin Main Street businesses have chance to win a full 'makeover.'
11:45am
DPI. Public school open enrollment application period begins Feb. 2.
11:42am
DNR. (Updated) Hearings and meetings, Jan. 25-31.

6:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. State program seeks to fill void for lack of child psychiatrists in Wisconsin.
5:15am
Chippewa Herald. New hunting rules met with opposition at forum.
4:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New state treasurer lays off staff to fulfill campaign pledge.

Economy/Business

5:26am
RePower Madison. More than 750 customers deliver petition to MGE asking for a fair community energy conversation.

1:36pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mining company puts Penokee Hills work on hold.
4:56am
Stevens Point Journal. Region's dairy farmers brace for financial bust.

Statewide

11:29am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. 'Friend of the Family Farmer' honorees recognized at Farmers Union State Convention.
9:37am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. New study confirms Right-toWork hurts Wisconsin's middle class.
9:01am
Wisconsin Contractor Coalition. Internationally respected economist: "Right-to-Work" wrong for Wisconsin.

6:06am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Clark County cheesemaker wins 62nd OYF award.

Education

10:34am
Marquette University. Catholic Relief Services advisor Tobin goes "On the Issues" to discuss global water resource issues.
5:34am
Hartford Union High School District. Leads discussion of unifying school districts.

Local

12:27pm
Milwaukee Ald. Puente. Statement regarding Ald. Dudzik comments.
10:33am
City of Madison. A spike in tobacco sales to minors in Dane County raises many concerns.

5:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Abele offers compromise to pension repayment plan.

Congress

4:44pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on CBO Budget and Economic Outlook.

1:23pm
WKOW. Sen. Tammy Baldwin refuses interview on VA controversy, won't confirm reported firing of staffer.
11:46am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Baldwin fires aide over Tomah VA report.
8:34am
USA Today. Obama, Congress may find cybersecurity consensus.
4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrat Ron Kind supports Obamacare but pushes to repeal medial device tax.
4:48am
Wisconsin State Journal. Baldwin defends, apologizes for reaction to Tomah VA allegations.

Politics

12:25pm
Daley for State Supreme Court. Justice Bradley's activism is "dangerous" to Wisconsin.
5:29am
DPW. Reaction to Scott Walker's speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit.
5:28am
One Wisconsin Now. Leaving his job in Wisconsin behind Gov. Walker hits the presidential campaign trail.

6:46am
The Hill. Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm.
6:37am
TIME. Walker shows his dark-horse strategy in Iowa.
4:51am
Chippewa Herald. As 2016 campaign begins, Walker looks to set himself apart in Iowa. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Friday January 23, 2015

Kenosha Casino

4:56pm
Rep. Neylon. Statement on Kenosha casino decision.
3:14pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. Statement on the proposed Kenosha casino decision.
1:18pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Pro-family organization applauds governor's rejection of casino.
12:20pm
Enough Already WI. Statement regarding Governor Walker's rejection of the Kenosha casino.
12:14pm
DOA. Report: The proposed Kenosha casino.
12:13pm
Study: Potential market impact of a proposed Kenosha casino. Part 2.
11:56am
Rep. Craig. Statement on Kenosha casino decision.
11:45am
Speaker Vos. Statement on Kenosha casino decision.
11:29am
Rep. Barca. Gov. Walker turns away thousands of good-paying jobs, millions of new tourists by rejecting Kenosha casino project.
11:19am
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on Governor Walker's decision on proposed Hard Rock casino.
11:13am
Rep. Weatherston. Statement on Kenosha casino decision.
11:08am
Forest County Potawatomi Community. Statement on decision by Governor Walker to deny proposed Kenosha casino.
11:03am
Rep. Ohnstad. Greatly disappointed in Walker turning his back on Wisconsin.
10:46am
Menominee Nation. Statement on Governor Walker decision.
10:45am
Sen. Wirch. Statement on Governor Walker's decision to deny a casino in Kenosha.
10:43am
Rep. Kerkman. Statement on governor's disapproval of Kenosha casino.
10:40am
Gov. Walker. Announces non-concurrence with Bureau of Indian Affairs on Kenosha casino.

4:09pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Gov. Walker rejects Kenosha casino.
1:34pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker says casino rejection not based on politics.
11:44am
Janesville Gazette. Walker rejects Menominee request for Kenosha casino.
11:41am
Racine Journal Times. Walker rejects proposed Kenosha casino.
11:15am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Scott Walker rejects Kenosha casino project.
10:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker rejects Menominee bid for Kenosha casino.
10:41am
WTMJ. Gov. Scott Wallker rejects Kenosha casino plan.

Governor

1:24pm
Gov. Walker. Delivers remarks at 2015 State Education Convention.

3:55pm
Chippewa Herald. Scott Waker at odds with key provisions of school accountability bills.
1:13pm
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Scott Walker tells Wisconsin school leaders he's against sanctions.
5:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Walker's consolidation proposal deserves skepticism.

Budget

4:34pm
Rep. Taylor. Statement on Walker's budget deficit.
4:21pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement: State's budget crisis continues.
4:20pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on budget shortfall.
4:07pm
DPW. Nonpartisan Fiscal Bureau says Scott Walker's deficit more than double previous estimates.
4:05pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on Governor Walker's budget deficit.
4:04pm
DOR Sec. Chandler. Letter to DOA Sec. Huebsch regarding revenue estimates.
3:56pm
Rep. Barca. Under Republicans, Wisconsin continues to face staggering budget and jobs deficit.
3:49pm
Sen. Shilling. Statement on Gov. Walker's budget deficit.
2:53pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Budge projections outline challenges, opportunities.
2:41pm
LFB. Revenue estimates.
1:16pm
Rep. Bernier. Applauds workforce readiness plan.
12:17pm
Autism Society of Wisconsin. Letter to Gov. Walker regarding Better Bottom Line proposals.

3:54pm
Wisconsin State Journal. This year's state budget shortfall could grow by $151 million. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Stevens Point Journal.
6:00am
Reuters. Wisconsin's governor wants drug testing for public aid recipients.
5:39am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker proposes way for 'real life experience' to qualify for teaching license.
5:34am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. UW-Stout's Meyer: System autonomy could ease tuition freeze.
5:33am
Chippewa Herald. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos supports more flexibility for UW System.

Legislative

4:19pm
Rep. Murphy. Statement on Brown County suing Outagamie County. Appleton Post Crescent.
3:31pm
Reps. Pope, Hesselbein; Sen. Risser. Introduce Compassionate Choices bill.
2:48pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Launches new legislative website with integrated social media.
5:54am
Sen. Tiffany. Legislature approves resolution on election of chief justice.
5:48am
Rep. Novak. Applauds constitutional amendment on election of chief justice.

5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Moves afoot to ban microbeads from personal care products.

State Agencies

3:13pm
DOJ. Homicide charges issued in Marinette County.
1:50pm
DHS. Major measles outbreak at Disneyland shows why vaccinations are so important.
1:26pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Jan. 25-31.
11:02am
DPI. State's graduation rate among tops in the nation.
9:13am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Jan. 26-30.
5:47am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

Statewide

2:34pm
Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Statewide Concrete Design Award winners.
1:52pm
WMC. Ariens Company Chairman/CEO re-elected WMC Chair.
1:51pm
WMC. Union front group study flawed, WMC says.

5:24am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Tommy Thompson: Bucks owners need to explain arena plan; Potawatomi needs to accept competition.
5:14am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Menominee will post bond to cover state of Wisconsin losses from Potawatomi agreements.
5:09am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Editorial: State should increase tobacco prevention funding.

Education

12:55pm
UW-River Falls. Earns STARS Silver Rating for sustainability efforts.
5:56am
MPS. Reagan student, teacher selected to travel to France and D.C. for WWII research, remembrance.

Local

2:35pm
Milwaukee Ald. Hamilton. Seeing beyond the streetcar: Just one part of strategy to create opportunities.

10:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Enbridge may offer tar sands spill insurance in Dane County.
5:11am
Appleton Post Crescent. Brown Co. sues Outagamie over $68K in library fees.

Congress

5:51am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Outlines committee structure, announces subcommittee leadership.

5:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Baldwin calls for Senate hearing on VA opioid prescribing practices.

Politics

3:33pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker jetting off to California, again.
10:49am
DPW. Scott Walker adds jobs (in Iowa).
9:35am
Stroebel for State Senate. Sets himself apart as strong supporter of school choice at 20th S.D. forum.
5:46am
Daley for State Supreme Court. Statement on the state constitutional amendment for choosing the chief justice.

1:36pm
La Crosse Tribune. Big weekend ahead for Walker with Iowa, California trips.
10:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker hires strategist for Iowa in expected presidential run.
5:30am
Chippewa Herald. Gov. Scott Walker plans to visit New Hampshire in March.
5:16am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Tommy Thompson likes Gov. Scott Walker's chances in crowded GOP presidential field.

Thursday January 22, 2015

Governor

4:55pm
Link Memominee Tribe. Announces bond to ensure taxpayers are protected from making payments to Forest County Potawatomi Community,
11:47am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

9:16am
Wall Street Journal. GOP governors trumpet successes, but face new budget challenges.

Budget

5:07pm
Rep. Spiros. Recognized in Governor's Budget. 
4:59pm
Rep. Weatherston. Applauds Gov. Walker's Funding of the Transitional Jobs Program. 
4:58pm
Rep. Pope. Response to Governor Walker's Budget Provisions Regarding Teacher Licensure. 
2:45pm
WEAC. Lowering standards won't bring us better teachers, Kippers says in response to Walker plan.
11:27am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Walker proposals remove barriers to family supporting jobs.
10:47am
Gov. Walker. Announces workforce readiness plan.

1:27pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker proposes technical college tuition freeze.
11:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker to propose alternative teacher licenses, drug tests for public benefits.
11:15am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin governor touts drug testing for aid recipients.
10:47am
Mlwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker budget to bar drug users from getting food stamps.
10:35am
WKOW. Walker budget will include provision to drug test people who receive public benefits.
10:34am
WISC. Walker proposes new teacher licensure plan.
5:26am
Wisconsin State Journal. Chancellor Rebecca Blank tells UW-Madison to brace for budget cuts.

Legislative

5:14pm
Rep. Heaton. Approves Constitutional Amendment. 
5:13pm
Rep. Tittl. Remarks on today's Assembly votes. 
5:12pm
Rep. Jorgensen. First session day a missed opportunity to help middle class Wisconsin families. 
5:09pm
Rep. Horlacher. Constitutional Amendment to Elect Supreme Court Chief Justice Approved. 
5:04pm
Rep. Kitchens. Approves Constitutional Amendment on Election of Chief Justice. 
5:01pm
Rep. VanderMeer. Supports letting the people decide. 
4:56pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Approves Constitutional Amendment on Elections of Chief Justice. 
4:52pm
Rep. Edming. Favors Constitutional Amendment on Elections of Chief Justice.
4:06pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Legislature off to a bad start: Partisan power play trumps help for the middle class.
4:04pm
Rep. Sargent. Upskirting bill passes Assembly.
3:59pm
Rep. Katsma. Votes to approve constitional amendment on election of chief justice.
3:38pm
Rep. Murphy. Supports Consititutional Amendment to elect chief justice.
3:23pm
Rep. Kremer. Assembly adjourns in honor of 2014 New Holstein Distinguished Citizen of the Year.
3:12pm
Sen. Vinehout. Column: "I don't have a clue."
3:07pm
Rep. Kremer. Approves constitutional amendment to select chief justice.
3:05pm
Rep. Wachs. Statement on passage of SJR2.
2:58pm
Speaker Vos. Assembly approves resolution on election of chief justice.
2:56pm
Rep. Barca. Restoring economic opportunity top Democratic priority, political gain top Republican priority.
8:53am
Rep. Wachs. Democratic Weekly Radio Address.
8:53am
Rep. Macco. Statement on the passing of state Senator Jerome Van Sistine.

3:51pm
AP. Lawmakers vote to make 'upskirting' a felony.
3:48pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly approves amendment on chief justice selection.
3:46pm
WKBT. Assembly speaker supports more autonomy for UW System.
3:42pm
Baraboo News Republic. Wisconsin lawmaker vows to bring back drunken driving bills.
3:08pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With arena debate headed to Legislature, Bucks add lobbyists.
11:13am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Joint Audit Committee passes LAB authority bills.
10:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly to take up chief justice selection, 'upskirting' bill.
5:55am
NBC 15. Hearing held to allow GAB to give records to Legislative Audit Bureau.
5:19am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: State's speed limit should be raised to 70 mph.
5:07am
Chippewa Herald. Senate schedules hearing on school accountability bill.
5:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assemblywoman proposes statewide referendum on role of money in politics.
5:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Menominee gaming official meets with state lawmakers over Kenosha casino.
5:01am
Duluth News Tribune. Editorial: Step on it, Wisconsin.

State Agencies

2:40pm
DWD. BLS report: State adds 7,600 private-sector jobs in December.
1:52pm
DSPS. Meetings, week of Jan. 26.
12:54pm
DHS. Grant awarded to Medical College of Wisconsin to help with children with mental health needs.
12:33pm
DATCP. Apply now for grants to improve specialty-crop industries.
12:32pm
DATCP. Wisconsin gas stations targeted in phone scam.
10:45am
WEDC. State grant to help fund new Wellness Commons in Milwaukee.

5:03am
La Crosse Tribune. Wis. DNR recommends updating frac-sand mining study.

Economy/Business

3:25pm
COWS. Manufacturing matters: Wisconsin's economy remains a manufacturing leader.

5:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Defense spending in Wisconsin took a big hit in 2014.

Statewide

1:23pm
DPW. Statement on Roe v. Wade anniversary.

5:42am
Sheboygan Press. Little diversity in Wisconsin law enforcement.

Courts

3:20pm
Alliance for Solar Choice, RENEW Wisconsin. Solar groups appeal Public Service Commission decision to impose unwarranted fees on Wisconsinites. Petition for Judicial Review.
2:41pm
Menominee Nation. Statement on the lawsuit filed by Forest County Potawatomi Community against the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
10:00am
Forest County Potawatomi Community. File lawsuit challenging disapproval of compact amendment; BIA ruling adds to uncertainty over Kenosha project.
8:51am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Khaja M. Din.
8:50am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Richard H. Harrison.

11:44am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Potawatomi tribe sues feds over rejected gaming compact amendment.
11:11am
Chippewa Herald. Potawatomi sue over Kenosha casino reimbursement language.

Education

2:39pm
UW-Stout. County Board supports proposal for additional engineering programs.
11:08am
UW-Madison. Rare neurological disease shines light on health of essential nerve cells.
10:56am
UW-Superior. National service honor for UW-Superior.
10:16am
UW-Stout. Two alumni lead new Boys & Girls Club in Menomonie.

Local

3:43pm
Milwaukee County Sup. West. Urges support for "Safe Ride" program.
2:44pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Jursik. New Southridge bus service is now in place, including a new stop on the south outside Macy's Department Store serving routes 64 and 76.
11:07am
Wizard World. Comic Con to host party for fans, celebrities.
10:56am
City of Madison. Wins national recognition for youth jobs program.
10:32am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Acquisition along popular fishery to expand recreation, permanently protect long stretch of Sugar River.
5:21am
Milwaukee Council President Murphy. Truth lies in the middle of Milwaukee Streetcar debate.
5:20am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Representative Zepnick's comments about local business way off base.

5:17am
Wausau Daily Herald. Penokee mone protester gets jail time.

Congress

4:14pm
U.S. Rep. Kind, U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Continue to push DOT and PHMSA on missed railcar safety deadline.
2:55pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To Obama: Name an inspector general for VA.
2:33pm
U.S. Reps. Pocan, Ellison. To introduce right to vote constitutional amendment.
1:21pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for Senate hearing on VA's improper prescribing practices.
12:12pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Radio release: Johnson: 'You have to first ascertain reality.'
11:16am
U.S. Reps. Kind, Walz. Call for hearings on VA pain-management practices.
5:24am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Blumenthal. Re-introduce legislation to protect access to reproductive care.

1:12pm
La Crosse Tribune. Report raised specter of 'drug diversion.'
5:11am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Baldwin offers few answers on VA drug report. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
5:08am
Janesville Gazette. Senators grapple with how much students should be tested.
5:00am
La Crosse Tribune. Obama allies vow to fight his State of the Union plea.

Politics

3:26pm
DPW. Scott Walker's packed presidential campaign calendar proves Wisconsin is the last thing on his mind.
11:38am
Stroebel for State Senate. Statement on GAB and election reform.

2:26pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Money to mission to message??? GOP leaders size up Walker run.
1:20pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker headed to New Hampshire for first time.

Wednesday January 21, 2015

Governor

2:11pm
Gov. Walker. To lead trade mission to United Kingdom.
2:03pm
Wisconsin Family Action. (Updated) Short on cash for gambling? Hey, no problem in Kenosha casino.
1:11pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on compact amendment.
5:00am
Enough Already WI. Statement on the unresolved risk and the Menominee compact amendment.
4:59am
Rep. Kerkman. Compact amendment clears a pathway to "yes."
4:54am
Menominee Nation. Compact amendment provides more than $1 billion to Wisconsin.
4:54am
DOA. Memo regarding update on the proposed Kenosha casino.
4:53am
Gov. Walker. Letter to Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs regarding compact amendment.

5:21am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Menominee Tribe, state reach compact on Kenosha casino.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Menominee hail new agreement, state says Kenosha casino carries big risks. Milwaukee Business Journal.

Budget

3:00pm
WISC. Evers warns 'divisive mandates' are coming.

Legislative

3:58pm
Rep. Kessler. Introduces legislation prohibiting arrests for sleeping in county parks; citations only.
2:32pm
Sen. Larson. Democrats put Wisconsin's families first.
2:19pm
Rep. Weatherston. Calls for Korean War Veterans to be included on council.
2:15pm
Rep. Tittl, Sen. LeMahieu. Unveil 70 MPH speed limit bill.
2:07pm
Rep. Kapenga. To hold office hours in Dousman and Oconomowoc Lake.
2:05pm
Skiing Wisconsin. Supports nomination and confirmation of Tourism Sec. Klett.
2:02pm
DPW. Wisconsin Democrats call on Assembly Republicans to follow their own rules, cancel fundraiser in Madison.
11:02am
Sen. Shilling. Senate Democrats unveil "Wisconsin Families First" agenda.
10:06am
Rep. Subeck. Five years later, it is time for Wisconsin to be heard on Citizens United.
8:44am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. With many new faces, the 2015-16 Legislature begins work.
4:48am
Reps. Skowronski, VanderMeer. Letter to U.S. Sen. Baldwin regarding Tomah VA.

2:37pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly GOP cancels Madison fundraiser after Democrats point to Assembly rules violation.
2:10pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin Republicans hope to increase speed limit to 70.
1:51pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Democrats say Republicans aren't focused on what matters.
5:33am
Chippewa Herald. WEDC chief cautions lawmakers to approach agency merger 'thoughtfully.'
5:31am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Police concerned over possible increase in state's speed limit.
5:26am
Capital Times. Wisconsin Senate approves Supreme Court chief justice amendment.
5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Raise speed limit to 70 mph but toughen drunken driving laws, too.

State Agencies

3:46pm
DOJ. Wisconsin consumers of LCD electronic devices urged to cash checks for LDC antitrust settlement.
2:17pm
DNR. Applications for nonpoint source pollution control grants now available from the DNR.
4:42am
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Approves $9.9 million for community projects and sale of trust lands in Iron County.

5:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New Wisconsin treasurer makes waves in role on obscure state board.

Economy/Business

9:56am
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service files with state utility regulators to add electric generator to Fox Energy Center site.

Statewide

11:38am
Wisconsin Budget Project. Wisconsin government employment at record low. Report.
4:49am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Says overturn Citizens United.

2:09pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Beer growlers could be on tap for Wisconsin grocery stores.
5:35am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Citizen United no cause for celebration.
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Health care website has leaks.

Courts

3:55pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.
10:45am
District II Court of Appeals. Certification: State v. Melisa Valadez.

3:08pm
Courthouse News Service. Senator's Obamacare case goes before the 7th.
2:13pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Supreme Court asked to end Walker investigation.
1:52pm
WKOW. Club for Growth asks U.S. Supreme Court to take John Doe challenge. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Education

2:16pm
Marquette University. President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services to keynote Marquette Mission Week.
1:08pm
DPI Supt. Evers. WASB WASDA WASBO State Education Convention address.
8:45am
Wisconsin Technical College System. Technical college students benefit from $1,000 Great Lakes scholarships.
4:51am
School Administrators Alliance. To present vision for Wisconsin education policy.

Local

3:39pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. MPD stops too often undermine community trust, ACLU survey finds.
3:04pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Weishan. Says Transit Committee took correct action on taxis.
10:34am
Milwaukee Passenger Rail Company. Shares Coordinated Economic Development Plan.
8:41am
Immigration Action Coalition. Immigration executive action orientation to be held in Racine on January 24th with special guest Luis Gutierrez.
4:45am
Madison B-cycle. 28% rider increase highlights B-cycle's annual report, released today.

10:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Council backs streetcar 10-5 but final approval delayed.
5:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee health insurance premiums among highest in U.S.
5:08am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee streetcar opponents to force delay on council decision to help referendum effort.

Congress

11:10am
AFP-Wisconsin. Responds to the president's State of the Union address.
11:09am
MacIver Institute. To President Obama: Our children deserve better.
10:07am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Responds to SOTU.
10:02am
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Advocates & providers rally around introduction of Women's Health Protection Act.
10:00am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Introduces Secure the Border First Act of 2015 with Cornyn and Flake.
8:46am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Americans want leadership: Obama offers division.
5:01am
U.S. Rep. Ryan. Responds to President Obama's State of the Union address.
4:40am
State of the Union reaction: One Wisconsin Now. U.S. Sen. Baldwin. RPW. U.S. Rep. Duffy. DPWU.S. Rep. Pocan. Wisconsin AFL-CIO.
4:33am
White House. Remarks of President Barack Obama - as prepared for delivery State of the Union Address.

1:54pm
WISC. Baldwin: VA questions went unanswered.
10:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. U.S. Sen. Baldwin responds to report she sat on troubling inspection results.
5:21am
Stevens Point Journal. Editorial: Free college would pack economic punch.
5:18am
Marshfield News Herald. Obama gets mixed reviews from Wisconsin lawmakers.
5:17am
Wausau Daily Herald. Walker: Obama's 'top-down' approach doesn't work.
5:07am
Reuters. Obama strikes defiant tone with Republicans in big speech.

Politics

2:31pm
One Wisconsin Now. Candidate for state high court flips his flop on 'supreme injustice' constitutional amendment.

5:30am
Janesville Gazette. Daley wants to be first Wisconsin justice to vote for chief.
5:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Judicial candidate: Gay marriage should be decided by states.
5:15am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Iowa kingmakers need to butt out of Wisconsin.

Tuesday January 20, 2015

Governor

11:53am
Stop Predatory Gambling. National reform group: Casino expansion is "the symbol of anti-reform governors across the US." Letter to Gov. Walker.

5:07am
Racine Journal Times. Walker says he's still trying to work on casino deal.

Budget

4:53am
Chippewa Herald. Is UW System heading for split?
4:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Budget deficit projections will change based on this week's tax collections estimates.

Legislative

3:17pm
Rep. Nygren. Statement on WI Senator's delayed response.
2:57pm
Sen. Larson. GOP first order of business - consolidate more power.
2:54pm
Sen. Shilling. Ousting Chief Justice Abrahamson top priority to state GOP.
2:53pm
Rep. Knodl. Wisconsin Fast Forward continues to deliver.
2:02pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Plan to merge state agencies raises many questions.
1:04pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Column: The fight on the vapor trail.
12:10pm
Rep. Knudson. Announces in-district listening sessions.
12:09pm
Sen. Harris. Announces Unite Milwaukee anti-violence summit.
11:25am
Wisconsin District Attorneys Association. District Attorneys to assembly and advise lawmakers of need for more public safety resources.
10:21am
Rep. Jorgensen. Journal: RTW a fraud, must be stopped.
9:39am
Rep. Shankland. Congratulates local businesses on Fast Forward grant awards.
9:32am
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation NOW: January 19, 2015.
5:19am
One Wisconsin Now. GOP puts 'supreme injustice' partisan power grab on legislative fast track.

2:50pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate debates change in chief justice selection process.
11:23am
WQOW. Republican Fitzgerald, Democrat Barca lead in expenses.
9:55am
Badger Herald. GOP to focus on 'efficiency' in new legislative session.
5:42am
WISN. Bradley: High court gets more political if chief justice selection process changes.
5:32am
Reedsburg Times Press. Brooks: Walker 'on the right track.'
5:24am
WJFW. Could Walker side with Democrats on right-to-work?
4:59am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. State law blocks bar-owning family from producing beer.
4:56am
WISC. Bill could ban microbeads in personal care products.
4:54am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Legislature moving quickly on chief justice amendment.
4:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State lawmaker proposes changing child care seat laws.
4:47am
Janesville Gazette. Fitzgerald says right-to-work bill unlikely soon.

State Agencies

2:49pm
DNR. Weekly news.
8:28am
DOR. Monthly allocation of annual revenue forecast.
8:03am
DOR. December FY2015 Revenue Collections.

3:35pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. White-nose syndrome spreading among Wisconsin bats.
5:05am
Stevens Point Journal. Elk relocation brings mixed reactions.

Economy/Business

2:03pm
U.S. Venture. Promotes Bill Renz to operate new CNG division.

4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Customer groups object to Wisconsin Energy's merger plans.

Statewide

2:04pm
Pro-Life Wisconsin. Proclaims personhood of preborn at March for Life.
1:55pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Iowa a model for how Wisconsin can accept federal funds for BadgerCare.
1:54pm
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Offering Healthways SilverSneakers fitness to members of its currently marketed Medicare Supplement Basic Plans in Wisconsin.
11:56am
Arts Wisconsin. Arts Day 2015, March 11, 2015.
9:28am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Submits comments on Conservation Stewardship Program.
5:27am
DeWitt Ross & Stevens. Adds seasoned litigator to its team.
5:26am
Wisconsin Credit Union League. Consumers improve financial stability, local communities using credit unions.

5:20am
Fox 6. Source: Menominee, state to sign new compact agreement ahead of casino decision deadline.
4:48am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Menominee Tribe says deal close on gaming compact.

Courts

9:21am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Ronald Knipfer.

Education

12:23pm
UW-Madison. UW computer scientists enhance robotic manufacturing.
12:22pm
UW-Madison. UW experts forecasting 2015 Wisconsin agriculture trends.
9:41am
UW System. Regent Scholars to be honored for research, innovation, entrepreneurship.

Local

12:37pm
Waukesha County Exec. Vrakas. Public Health Division community health survey to be conducted.
9:26am
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Asks for delay on Milwaukee streetcar vote.
9:25am
Various Milwaukee Business Leaders. Open letter in support of the Milwaukee streetcar.

12:19pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Business leaders voice support for streetcar project.

Congress

3:31pm
U.S. Rep. Kind, U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Ask U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Environmental Impact Statement of planned rail expansion.
11:00am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on sleeper cells.
10:25am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.
9:33am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Announces U.S. Service Academy nominees from the 5th District.

3:02pm
Reuters. Obama to push tax hike, trade deals in State of Union speech.
9:57am
Washington Post. Progressive lawmakers invite advocates of low-wage workers to State of the Union speech.
6:02am
Bloomberg. Obama pushes tax plan to give his party, and his legacy, a lift.
5:21am
Fox 11. Wisconsin lawmakers split on Obama's tax proposal.
5:05am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Sen. Baldwin had Tomah VA report for months.

Politics

2:52pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Daley labels Bradley as 'arrogant' during board meeting.
1:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Daley says he has 'no opinion' on 1960s civil rights rulings.
12:49pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Scott Walker attending private Koch brothers event.
12:17pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Daley labels Bradley as 'arrogant' during board meeting.
9:50am
Politico. 4 GOP hopefuls expected to attend Koch event.
4:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Framing himself as fresh outsider, Walker hones 2016 message.

Monday January 19, 2015

Governor

5:19am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: The state of our state should be stronger.

Budget

5:05am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Report: Common Core cost millions more than estimated.

Legislative

5:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin officials mull self-insuring state workers.
5:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: It's time to end the fight over Common Core.
5:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republican leadership toning down opposition to Common Core.
5:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmakers revive push for raising Wisconsin's speed limit to 70.
5:10am
Marshfield News Herald. School accountability bills top priority in 2015.
5:03am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Lawmakers seek to ban 'Palcohol' before it hits shelves.
5:00am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: Missing the point on 'school accountability.'
4:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly 'term papers' offer insight into GOP lawmakers' ideas.

State Agencies

5:44am
Chippewa Herald. Children's mental health poses challenges for state.

Economy/Business

9:07am
Wisconsin Contractor Coalition. Executive Board announced.

5:45am
La Crosse Tribune. Dairy industry braces for a milk bust following 2014 boom.
5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. No bottom in sight for mining equipment companies, workers.

Statewide

12:20pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Radio ad tells Governor Walker to keep his promise as national leaders urge him to reject Kenosha casino.
11:59am
CSWAB. Organizes national opposition to munitions burn.
10:39am
DPW. Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
8:42am
WMC. State business leaders most optimistic since great recession.

Education

10:24am
Wisconsin State Education Convention. Wisconsin Public School Leaders to Meet in Milwaukee. Website

5:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ward 5 Code Camp caught in Wisconsin regulators' cross-hairs.
5:11am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Community college plan sparks questions, few answers.
5:09am
Racine Journal Times. Is school funding fair? More money given for vouchers than open enrollment.

Local

12:18pm
Waukesha County Exec. Vrakas. Rain garden grant program now available.
9:49am
Milw. Alderman Joe Davis. The Sound Alternative to the Milwaukee Streetcar.
5:37am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies arrest 12 drunken drivers in Operation Drive Sober.
5:31am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Celebrates the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

5:06am
Fond du Lac Reporter. County employee data reveals 'insane' health costs.
4:58am
Green Bay Press Gazette. 'Buy American' too costly for Wrightstown water?

Congress

10:38am
Wisconsin Right to Life. U.S. House of Representatives to vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
5:36am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

5:16am
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin delegation geared up for 'Super Bowl of politics.'
5:14am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Obama to pitch middle-class economic plan in State of the Union message.
5:12am
Capital Times. Mark Pocan reflects on student laon debt work, dysfunctional Congress.

Politics

10:39am
Stroebel for State Senate. Richfield, Polk, Jackson and Newburg support.

5:32am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: At the court, the odor of corruption.
5:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Iowa conservatives warn Scott Walker about casino expansion.

Friday January 16, 2015

Governor

3:21pm
Daily Reporter. Environmentalists balk at Walker carbon limits lawsuit.
11:23am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin's Walker vows to sue over carbon limits.

Legislative

1:49pm
Rep. Nygren, Donn Dexter, MD. Tomah VA and prescribing.
11:29am
Rep. Taylor. To update child safety seat law.
11:08am
Clean Wisconsin. Preventing plastic pollution in our waters.
10:10am
Rep. Steineke. Column: The case for interventions.
9:02am
Sen. Shilling. Column: Investing in Wisconsin families.
4:52am
Rep. Katsma. Attends Sheboygan organization's award ceremony with Gov. Walker.
4:51am
Rep. Brostoff. Applauds nonprofit organizations on grant awards.
4:50am
Rep. VanderMeer. Congratulates the Veterans Assistant Foundation.

5:10am
Chippewa Herald. Sen. Paul Farrow: 'Artificial speed' placed on school accountability bills.
4:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Panel backs chief justice measure after Democrats walk out.
4:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Vos says he doesn't foresee state accepting Medicaid expansion funds.
4:53am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Bipartisan training bill pays dividends.

State Agencies

1:00pm
One Wisconsin Now. Does Attorney General Brad Schimel believe he's above this law?
12:54pm
WEDC. $489,000 state grant to help fund historic redevelopment project in Edgerton.
8:37am
WEDC. Trade trip offers gateway to East Africa for Wisconsin companies.
7:28am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Jan. 19-23.
4:51am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

5:11am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin DNR sets hearings on permanent deer rules.
5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's financial reserves stronger but still lag behind other states'.

Statewide

12:05pm
Southwest Badger. Developing a plan for managing your farm or rural property.

5:13am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Researchers: Flu vaccine less effective this year.

Courts

4:23pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision to hear marriage case.
8:36am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Emory H. Booker, III.

2:59pm
CNN. Supreme Court agrees to take on same-sex marriage issue.

Education

12:33pm
HPGM. To launch new programming focused on employee resource groups.
10:33am
UW-River Falls. Offers engineering camp for teens.

Local

12:03pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Rainey. Calls for contemplation on King Day.
10:08am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. It's really hard to take JS, Mayor Barrett seriously these days.
10:07am
Milwaukee Ald. Davis. The reasonable alternative to the downtown streetcar.

Congress

4:05pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To appear on 'Fox News Sunday.'
10:34am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for oil rail car safety rule to be finalized.
10:09am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To hold town hall meetings in Green Lake, Antigo and Stevens Point.

5:13am
Daily Reporter. Congress kills talk of gas-tax increase.
5:12am
Capital Times. Tammy Baldwin reintroduces Buffett Rule legislation.
4:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Great Lakes shippers concerned by amendment to Keystone XL bill.

Federal Agencies

5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Investigate allegations about Tomah VA center.

Politics

1:57pm
RPW. Reince Priebus re-elected as RNC Chairman.
1:05pm
DPW. As Scott Walker campaigns for president, Wisconsin worst in the nation in state financial reserves.
12:34pm
Rae for Chair. Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell endorses.
7:27am
Rae for Chair. Announces candidacy for Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair.

1:06pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin is among nine GOP presidential debate sits set by RNC.
11:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Jason Rae joins race to become state Democratic Party chairman.
4:55am
LA Times. GOP's Scott Walker proposes 2016 nominee like Scott Walker. TIME.
4:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker makes case for 'fresh face' in Washington.

Thursday January 15, 2015

Governor

3:43pm
Sen. Lassa. VAF grant will help veterans find housing, employment.
2:46pm
Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired. $5,000 grant awarded from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.
2:26pm
Gov. Walker. Announces grants for veteran service providers.
10:52am
Gov. Walker. Attends Hobart Crossing groundbreaking ceremony.
10:12am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.
4:56am
Gov. Walker. Attends Dairy Business Association annual conference.
4:50am
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Burke's response to the 2015 State of the State.
4:48am
Gov. Walker. Building Commission approves projects.

1:09pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker: Parents need data on underperforming schools.
12:05pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker says school bill doesn't need to have sanctions.
10:57am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Gov. Walker, focus on job here.
5:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Environmentalists group says it's confused by Walker's plan to have state sue EPA.
5:29am
Chippewa Herald. Gov. Scott Walker proposes eliminating lawmakers from new WEDC board.
5:19am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Walker says proposed mergers would take effect next year.
5:16am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: No big news, but insights in Walker speech.

Legislative

3:53pm
Rep. Loudenbeck, Sen. Wanggaard. Author domestic violence legislation.
3:24pm
Rep. Wachs. Opposes chief justice selection proposal.
12:14pm
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Opposes measure designed to take down Chief Justice Abrahamson.
11:13am
Sen. Shilling. Divided and distracted GOP caucus seeks to politicize Supreme Court.
10:58am
Sen. Lassa. Weekly Democratic Radio Address.
9:45am
Rep. Sargent. Elected to leadership role with Women in Government.
9:42am
Rep. Pope. Rep. Thiesfeldt holds public hearing on __?
9:41am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Appointed to Wisconsin Center District Board.
5:00am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: LAB fraud hotline: Working to stop waste, abuse and mismanagement.
4:58am
Sen. Hansen, Rep. Genrich. Assembly GOP school takeover bill fatally flawed.
4:55am
Rep. Sargent. GAB needs support, not partisan attacks.
4:52am
Rep. Goyke. Applauds formation of Near West Side Partners Inc.

2:41pm
AP. Walker, Vos at odds over sanctions for failing schools.
5:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Teachers union decries possibility of 'recovery school district.'
5:22am
Racine Journal Times. Elections board would become 'hybrid' model under Assembly GOP proposal.
5:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. All-day hearing on Assembly education bill bares political differences.
5:17am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Freshman lawmaker, veteran official focused on post-speech action.

State Agencies

4:32pm
DSPS. Meetings, week of Jan. 19.
2:28pm
DOT. Governor Walker approves improvement project at Dane County Regional Airport.
1:43pm
DWD. Unemployment insurance 2014 tax statements available online.
11:20am
DATCP. Debuts forestry products video.
11:02am
DPI. Evers nominates eight public schools for national Blue Ribbon award.
10:55am
WHEDA. Selects managers for venture funds.
10:54am
WEDC. 4imprint Inc. to expand in Oshkosh.

11:34am
Oshkosh Northwestern. 4imprint to add 150 jobs as part of Oshkosh expansion.
5:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. State trust funds show 'modest' returns for 2014.
5:33am
Chippewa Herald. State has selected developer for massive Hill Farms project.

Economy/Business

1:38pm
Wisconsin Energy Corporation. Raises quarterly dividend.
8:48am
U.S. Venture. Announces new U.S. Gain division.
4:49am
M-WERC. EIC adds business service providers.

Statewide

10:15am
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Welcomes new policy director.
4:42am
DeWitt Ross & Stevens. Names Senatori Litigation Group Chair.

Courts

9:01am
Reuters. Hearing on states' suit against Obama immigration plan to begin in U.S. court.

Education

11:17am
UW-Stout. High school students qualify for state DECA competition.

5:39am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Regents likely to reject two of three UW-Stout engineering degree requests, chancellor says.

Local

3:55pm
Milwaukee Ald. Davis. MFD heroes rescue, revive boy trapped in burning duplex.
2:08pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County secures $1.6 million federal program to clean Yahara Chain of Lakes.
12:56pm
Milwaukee  County Exec. Abele. New multi-county express bus routes begin Sunday.
5:02am
CRG Network. To host update rally on Milwaukee streetcar petition drive.
4:44am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement praising President Obama's announced support of increased local broadband competition options and the removal of state statutory barriers to municipal provision of service.

Congress

4:01pm
South Central Federation of Labor. Support working families by enacting paid leave in Wisconsin.
3:22pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murray, Cantwell. Place wager on NFC Championship.
3:02pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Commends VA for launching investigation.
1:07pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on Jonathan Lucroy as guest to State of the Union Address.
12:36pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on new investigation into Tomah VA prescribing practices and abuse of administrative authority.
4:54am
Voces de la Frontera. Condemns House Republicans for voting against our immigrant communities.
4:47am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To hold town hall meetings in Green Lake, Antigo and Stevens Point.

1:19pm
Bloomberg. Obama to seek spending boost of nearly 7 percent, setting up fight with Congress.

Federal Agencies

12:41pm
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. VA drug scandal - Libertarians have the cure.

5:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Reaction to Tomah VA problems follows years of complaints.
5:17am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Editorial: Report reminds us veterans deserve better.

Politics

11:19am
Stroebel for State Senate. Campaign update from Duey and statement regarding right to work.
10:16am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tate stepping down as chairman of Wisconsin Democrats.

1:05pm
Milwaukee Jounal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker to speak at national GOP meeting in San Diego tonight.
12:38pm
WISC. Walker says Romney not best GOP candidate in 2016.
11:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. Walker scheduled to give speech in Washington.

Wednesday January 14, 2015

State of the State Reaction

2:57pm
WEDA. Proposed agency merger sends positive economic development signal. 
1:51pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. WEDC merger must include fix to outsourcing loopholes.
1:46pm
League of Conservation Voters. Governor Walker's decision to sue the EPA-politically driven, bad for Wisconsin.
11:47am
WMC. Praises Gov. Walker's SOTS announcement of a potential lawsuit challenging EPA's energy regulations.
11:06am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on Governor Scott Walker's proposal to merge state departments.
10:36am
Rep. Hutton.
9:31am
Rep. Jarchow.
8:33am
Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families. Rep. Skowronski. Rep. Schraa.
5:03am
Rep. Bernier. One Wisconsin Now. Rep. Nygren.

8:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's plan to merge state departments spurs concerns.
6:13am
The Hill. Walker discusses oppportunity to lead US.
5:50am
Bloomberg. Wisconsin's Walker sticks to state matters amid White House talk.
5:47am
Reuters. Wisconsin Governor Walker lays out agenda for 2015 in annual address.
5:24am
Chippewa Herald. Local legislators back Walker.
5:16am
Capital Times. Was Scott Walker's State of the State a presidential audition?
5:11am
Racine Journal Times. Local lawmakers offer mixed reaction to Walker speech.
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In 'state of the state' speech, Scott Walker unveils road map.
5:05am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Walker: Wisconsin can be model of efficiency.
5:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker proposes combining agencies in first State of the State in second term.

Governor

12:46pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker ditches Wisconsin for sunny California after lackluster State of the State Address.

Budget

10:24am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Focus turns to Walker's plans for Wisconsin budget.

Legislative

2:10pm
Department of Public Instruction. Testimony in opposition of 2015 Assembly Bill 1. 
12:21pm
Reps. Billings, Johnson. Elected officials host legislative symposium on sex trafficking.
11:46am
Sen. Lassa. Column: Keep local control of public schools.
11:24am
Sen. Shilling, Rep. Shankland. Success of Democratic worker training bill highlighted by Gov. Walker.
11:21am
One Wisconsin Now. Testimony in opposition to 2015 Assembly Bill 1.
10:59am
GAB Director Kennedy. Testimony on Audit Report 14-14: GAB.
10:09am
Sen. Wirch. Again targets wage theft.
8:28am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Statement on Audit Report 14-14: GAB.
8:26am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Memo in opposition to Assembly Bill 1.

1:49pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Questions and answers about school accountability bills.
12:26pm
WISC. Democrats defend Wisconsin elections board performance.
11:01am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly revises school accountability bill.
10:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly GOP drops key provision of school accountability bill.
10:30am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Republicans still far apart on school report cards bill.
10:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GAB overhaul could retain former judges running it.
5:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Professor fears GOP will privatize schools in new legislative session.
5:27am
Chippewa Herald. Assembly Committee to hear from public on schools bill.
5:09am
Sheboygan Press. State campaign finance overhaul sought.
5:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Low-performing schools would not be turned into charters in Senate school bill.
5:06am
Fond du lac Reporter. Republicans clash on school accountability.

State Agencies

4:27pm
SWIB. Positive preliminary returns lead to projected annuity increase for WRS retirees.
3:02pm
Government Accountability Board. Announces new officers for 2015.
1:39pm
WEDC. $500,000 state grant will help expand food co-op in Menomonie.
1:30pm
WEDC. $500,000 state grant will help expand food co-op in Menomonie.
9:26am
DHS. State health agency urges residents to fight the spread of influenza and other illnesses.

Statewide

1:44pm
Wisconsin Law Enforcement Museum of Valor. Racine Police Association becomes major contributor.
10:42am
Center for Media and Democracy. Issues new report on latest assault on clean election laws.

Courts

8:24am
District II Court of Appeals. Robert Johnson v. Cintas Corporation No. 2.
8:23am
District II Court of Appeals. Eric D. Carlson v. Fidelity Motor Group, LLC.

Education

1:41pm
UW-Madison. Carbon nanotube finding could lead to flexible electronics with longer battery life.
12:22pm
MPS. Devoted teacher surprised with award for long-standing support of Dr. King celebration program.
11:00am
Marquette University. Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Driver goes "On the Issues" to discuss challenges, vision for district's future.
10:48am
UW-Madison. UW-Madison students take less debt than national average.

5:26am
La Crosse Tribune. In La Crosse, vouchers a big boost for private school students.

Local

1:40pm
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Time to make sure your voice is heard.
11:23am
City of Madison. Among elite communities across the nation leading the way on energy efficiency.

Congress

4:26pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Applauds Senator Baldwin's leadership on Buffet Rule legislation.
4:09pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. SOTU: Water Council CEO to join Baldwin at State of the Union.
1:42pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on latest GOP gift to the biggest Wall Street banks.
11:40am
U.S. Sen. Johnson, Rep. Duffy. Request Inspector General investigation into Tomah VA.
11:38am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. On fully funding DHS & overturning the president's illegal amnesty.
10:36am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on House vote to weaken financial reforms.
9:24am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Jonathan Lucroy to join Senator Johnson at State of the Union Address.

5:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Paul Ryan's decision to say 'no' leaves him in a good spot.

Federal Agencies

9:30am
EPA. Fact Sheet: Administration takes steps forward on climate action plan by announcing actions to cut methane emissions.

10:54am
The Hill. Watchdog: Taxpayers to bear brunt of IRS cuts.

Politics

4:07pm
RPW. Justice Bradley takes money from same special interest she attacks.

5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GAB removes candidate from ballot in race to succeed Grothman.

Tuesday January 13, 2015

State of the State Address

7:08pm
Gov. Walker. 2015 State of the State Address.
6:38pm
DPW. Pre-State of the State comments.
4:48pm
Gov. Walker. Excerpts from 2015 State of the State Address.
11:29am
Gov. Walker. 2015 State of the State address to stream live at prosperity.wi.gov.

3:22pm
Chippewa Herald. Scott Walker set to deliver State of the State address Tuesday night.
10:07am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Democrats accuse Scott Walker of "serving two masters."
5:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker may talk about plans to merge government agencies in State of the State.
5:00am
Fox 11. Legislators outline what they'd like to hear from Gov. Walker.

State of the State Reaction

9:28pm
Rep. Hintz.
9:05pm
Wisconsin Technical College System.
8:42pm
Sen. Hansen. Rep. Kapenga.
8:38pm
Sen. Tiffany. Rep. Vorpagel. Rep. Gannon. Sen. Harris Dodd. Sen .Lassa. Rep. Heaton. Rep. Genrich. Sen. Miller.
8:09pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Rep. Barca. Sen. Farrow. Rep. Novak. Rep. Goyke. Rep. Petryk.
8:05pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Sen. Marklein. Rep. Taylor. Sen. LeMahieu. Sen. Lazich. Rep. Rodriguez. Rep. VanderMeer. Rep. Steineke.
8:00pm
Rep. Macco. Wisconsin BPDD. Sen. Shilling. Rep. Sargent. Rep. Subeck. Rep. Czaja. Sen. Harsdorf. Rep. Katsma. Rep. Horlacher.
7:54pm
Rep. Danou. Rep. Wachs. Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Rep. Edming. Rep. Kuglitsch. AARP. Rep. Barnes. Rep. Steffen.
7:49pm
DPW Fact Check: Taxes. DPW Fact Check: Education. DPW Fact Check: Budget/Economy. Sen. Lasee. Rep. Swearingen. Sen. Darling. Rep. Murphy. Rep. Thiesfeldt.
7:43pm
Speaker Vos. United Council of UW Students. RPW. Rep. Zamarripa. Rep. Knodl. Sen. Larson. Rep. Kleefisch. Rep. Knudson.
7:38pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Americans for Prosperity. Rep. Shankland. Rep. August. Rep. Ripp. Sen. Vukmir.

Governor

1:14pm
Gov. Walker. Eliminates waiting list for job seekers with significant disabilities.

Budget

3:23pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Vos says he's '100 percent committed' to not raise taxes in next budget.

Legislative

6:44pm
Sen. Harris Dodd. Responds to Senate Republican education proposal.
5:22pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on Senate Republicans' education bill.
3:41pm
Sen. Darling. Supports Senate school accountability bill.
3:38pm
LRB-1171/1. Senate school accountability draft.

4:21pm
Twin Cities Pioneer-Press. Wisconsin state senators approve photo ban on themselves.
3:21pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Senate bill has no sanctions for failing public schools. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
6:25am
NBC 15. Group delivers urine sample cups to lawmakers in protest of plans to drug test those on welfare.
5:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Legislators should put victims of crime first.
5:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin child car seat laws don't reflect recommendations of medical experts.
5:00am
WISC. Senators would be barred from using cameras.

State Agencies

5:04pm
ETF. Office closures observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
4:42pm
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Another step toward getting more frac sand facts.
3:12pm
DNR. Weekly news.
11:23am
DOT. Frozen road law to take effect statewide on Wednesday.

2:04pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GAB member Frank recuses himself from Walker campaign probe.
6:08am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin elections board to recommend lawmakers overhaul campaign finance laws.
5:18am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin elections board to select new officers.

Economy/Business

3:15pm
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Fairmount Santrol receives recognition as a Green Master in Wisconsin's Green Masters Program.

10:59am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Lockheed Martin monitors cost as it revamps LCS program.
6:19am
Reuters. Coming soon to a workplace near you: 'wellness or else.'
5:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Navy's littoral combat ship program remains afloat.
5:01am
WKOW. Nuclear medical isotope facility would bring 150 jobs to Janesville.

Statewide

12:30pm
Wisconsin Cheese Originals. Want to be a Wisconsin cheesemaker? Apply for $2,500 scholarship.
12:25pm
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aurora Health Care. Announce shared savings and care coordination agreement.
11:31am
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. New report: Tobacco-related health problems costing Wisconsin more than ever.
11:20am
WMC. Comments on WPRI's statewide polling on right to work.
10:25am
WPRI. Poll: Wisconsinites support right-to-work legislation.

11:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Poll finds strong support for right-to-work, and unions, in Wisconsin.
11:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Poll finds mixed support for public backing of Wisconsin pro sports.

Courts

12:07pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.
10:12am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.

Education

1:07pm
UW-Stout. Adobe partnership benefits technical communication students.

5:59am
Wall Street Journal. Education secretary outlines central federal role in policy.
5:03am
WJFW. Wisconsin colleges react to President Obama's free tuition proposal.
4:58am
WEAU. CVTC President reacts to Obama's free community college proposal.

Local

1:34pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. O'Donnell task force proposal: Months late and millions short.
10:51am
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Reacts to a recent proposal to repair O'Donnell Park.
10:35am
Wizard World. Madison's Chad Vader to storm Wizard World Comic Con.

Congress

4:19pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Chairman, ranking members, release statement on president's cybersecurity information sharing proposal.
1:30pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. On 'The Situation Room.'
12:24pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Whitehouse. Reintroduce "Buffett Rule" legislation.
11:58am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Republicans block Pocan amendment to Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015.
11:19am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Introduces the Long-Term SCORE Act.
8:02am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Applauds President Obama's proposal to make community college more affordable.

3:31pm
WMTV. Bill would remove federal protections for wolves in 4 states.
10:53am
The Hill. Lawmaker: Congress 'a lot like magic.'
5:31am
Stevens Point Journal. After Stevens Point vet dies, lawmaker demands VA probe.
5:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. Lawmakers react to over-prescribing allegations at Tomah VA.
5:05am
La Crosse Tribune. Kind: VA need to investigate Tomah opiate prescriptions.

Politics

11:22am
Gravis Marketing.  Iowa poll: Romney leads nascent Iowa field with 21%, Bush at 14%, Walker 10%.

6:11am
New York Times. The best-positioned rival to Jeb Bush may not be the best known.
6:05am
The Hill. Walker prepares 2016 bid.
5:07am
Chippewa Herald. Paul Ryan says he is not running for president in 2016.

Monday January 12, 2015

Governor

2:11pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker to lay out agenda in 'state of the state' Tuesday evening.
1:02pm
Chippewa Herald. Democrats slam Scott Walker's 'inattention to Wisconsin' in advance of State of the State.
12:04pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Democrats say Walker distracted by presidential ambitions.
10:02am
New York Times. G.O.P. governors face test in shift on ideological agendas.
4:17am
Fond du Lac Reporter. State of State speech unlikely to provide budget specifics.

Budget

12:57pm
Rep. Zepnick. Proposes middle class tax cuts and a fair and responsible transportation funding.

4:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker, lawmakers walk away from gas tax hike.

Legislative

5:17pm
Rep. VanderMeer. Statement on Tomah VA Medical Center.
5:14pm
Rep. Wachs. Introduces "Wachs Talks" video update series.
3:59pm
Sen. Marklein. To hold listening session in Monroe.
2:10pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Makes State's economy his top priority, reintroducing the Made in America Act.
4:12am
Rep. Kerkman. Statement on BIA decision.

2:13pm
WISN. UpFront recap: Vos says school bill would improve global competitiveness of Wis. students.
12:40pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With critics on all sides, school accountability bill moves ahead.
4:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Assembly schools plan offers solid starting point.
4:25am
Wausau Daily Herald. Editorial: Madison takes on schools, unions, elections.
4:23am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Miller Park taxing district should be audited.
4:17am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Editorial: Do not oust state's high-court justices before term ends.

State Agencies

3:57pm
DOT. Commercial drivers get help with paperwork through new 24/7 online Driver License Guide.
3:23pm
WEDC, UW-Extension. High-tech companies get commercialization boost via $75,000 grants.
12:58pm
DNR. Lake Superior lake trout emergency rule takes effect.
12:44pm
WEDC. Kicks off fourth year of Certified in Wisconsin Program.
12:03pm
DPI. 95 percent of public school districts offer 4K

4:26am
Capital Times. DNR reports no slowing in Wisconsin frac sand mining despite oil slump.

Economy/Business

4:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Enbridge pipeline expansion, larger than Keystone, drawing some Dane County skeptics.
4:33am
La Crosse Tribune. Trains plus crude oil equals trouble on tracks.

Statewide

3:28pm
Laughlin Constable. Establishes agency trading desk to maximize clients' digital advertising reach.
10:31am
WPS Health Insurance, Green Bay Packers. Eric Peterson saluted Sunday for Operation Fan Mail.
4:14am
Forest County Potawatomi Community. Statement on BIA rejection of compact amendment.
4:13am
Menominee Nation. Statement on BIA rejection of Forest Co. Potawatomi compact agreement.

4:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. This year will mark first time tax filers have to disclose health insurance information.
4:16am
Appleton Post Crescent. Bullets exact terrible toll on children, blacks.
4:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bureau of Indian Affairs rejects deal for state to cover Potawatomi losses. Milwaukee Business Journal.

Courts

2:35pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts three new cases.

Education

3:26pm
UW-Stout. Project takes AIM at teacher support, retention through the arts.
1:01pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Releases report on Milwaukee's underutilized schools buildings.
10:03am
UW-Madison. After the game ends, UW-Madison helps athletes return to the classroom.

4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Community college leaders question how free schooling would be funded.

Local

3:55pm
Milwaukee Ald. Witkowski. Crossing guards receive deserving recognition this week.
1:50pm
Milwaukee County Sups. Jursik, Borderick, Haas. Introduce measure to repair O'Donnell Park.
12:28pm
Marquette University. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett goes "On the Issues" to discuss city's upcoming streetcar project vote.
11:41am
Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Wisconsin. Opposes renaming of Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee.
10:04am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies arrest four drunken drivers in Operation Drive Sober.
10:01am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County moving forward with construction of regional Medical Examiner's Complex, new "green" highway garage.

4:39am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee-area schools 'excited' at Obama's free tuition proposal.
4:36am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Require EIS for rail project in marsh.

Congress

4:01pm
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Boxer. And colleagues write to Iraqi prime minister regarding country's urgent humanitarian crisis.
2:59pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Calls for investigation into allegations regarding Tomah VA.
11:40am
AFT Local 212. Statement in response to President Obama's education proposal.

5:16am
Fox 11. Obama seeks laws on data hacking, student privacy.

Federal Agencies

4:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Opiates handed out like candy to 'doped-up' veterans at Wisconsin VA.

Politics

10:37am
Stroebel for State Senate. Majority of Hartford and Slinger board members support.

3:24pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republican Paul Ryan won't run for president in 2016.
4:19am
Sheboygan Press. To lead or to spend: Wisconsin lawmakers and their PACs.

Friday January 9, 2015

Governor

5:05pm
Gov. Walker. Declares energy emergency as precaution measure for propane customers during cold weather. Executive Order.
3:03pm
Gov. Walker. Announces DNR partnership to boost Wisconsin's elk population.

Legislative

3:44pm
Rep. Nygren. Wisconsin State Capitol Police now equipped with Narcan.
2:46pm
Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance. Another education accountability bill?
10:46am
Sen. LeMahieu. Appointed to State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse.
8:52am
Rep. Kolste. Introduces indoor e-cigarette ban. LRB-1095/1.
5:27am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Pay attention - there's a new Legislature in session.

6:26am
Governing. States seek to ban powdered alcohol before it even hits stores.
5:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Former State Supreme Court justice comes out in favor of new amendment. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

State Agencies

4:24pm
DATCP. Caramel apple contamination source identified in listeriosis outbreak investigation.
2:45pm
DATCP. Farmers can avoid runoff headaches.
2:44pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Jan. 11-17.
2:15pm
DOR. Unity business owner charged with state tobacco and alcohol crimes.
12:44pm
DNR. Public comment period open for five interim forest management plans. 
11:58am
One Wisconsin Now. Seeks Attorney General Brad Schimel opinion on elected official's use of 'public figure' Facebook page to fundraise for personal expenses.
10:39am
DOR. (Updated) Launches tax filing season.
8:54am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Jan. 12-16.

3:17pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Group seeks attorney general opinion on Deanna Alexander's fundraising.
11:02am
DPW. Green Bay Press Gazette calls out Scott Walker's dishonest tax report on nothing.
5:29am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Developers wonder what is next for Wisconsin's historic tax credit program.
5:09am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin among states opposing gun-lock ordinance.

Economy/Business

11:18am
Reuters. U.S. payrolls rise solidly, jobless rate drops, but so do wages.

Statewide

5:23pm
Enough Already WI. BIA rejection casts greater uncertainty on Kenosha casino.

5:07pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Medical College of Wisconsin pays $840,000 to resolve Medicare fraud.
3:11pm
ABC News. Scientists: Great Lakes teeming with tiny plastic fibers.
12:04pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Don't waste tax dollars on casinos.

Courts

3:47pm
USA Today. Supreme Court delays action on gay marriage.
5:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Solar power advocates may ask for judicial review of utility rate changes.
5:07am
Bloomberg. Study: If Supreme Court guts Obamacare, 9.6 million will lose health insurance.
5:06am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Supreme Court quizzes Green Bay officials on Oneida permit.

Education

11:46am
UW-Madison. Infamous study of humanity's dark side may actually show how to keep it at bay.

Local

3:27pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Appoints Natalie Erdman interim Director of Planning and Community and Economic Development.
11:56am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Don't let Radon sneak into your house.

12:35pm
WTAQ. Outagamie County Exec Nelson willing to talk land deal to keep expo project alive.
11:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Khalif Rainey to propose naming Red Arrow Park after Dontre Hamilton.
5:15am
Wisconsin State Journal. Mayors put Texas barbeque, Wisconsin favorites on the line.

Congress

5:08pm
Americans for Prosperity. Congress votes for jobs in passing Keystone pipeline bill.
1:57pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on proposal to strengthen economy by making first two years of community college free.
1:56pm
UW-Madison. Obama's free community college plan sounds familiar to UW professor.
1:55pm
U.S. Reps. Sensenbrenner, Conyers & Sens. Grassley, Lee. Send letter to Holder on asset forfeiture.
1:54pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. It's time to build Keystone.
1:11pm
MacIver Institute. President Obama should be ashamed of his latest political stunt.
10:24am
One Wisconsin Now. Enthusiastically supports President Obama's proposal for free community college tuition.
6:36am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Introduces bill to repeal executive amnesty, questions DHS on president's actions.

3:30pm
LA Times. Veto showdown over Keystone escalates as House passes legislation.
1:13pm
The Hill. Obama's college tuition plant to cost $60 billion over 10 years.
6:21am
The Hill. Momentum builds in Congress for raising the federal gas tax.
5:56am
LA Times. Obama plan for free community college: U.S. would pay 75%, states 25%.
5:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Reps. Ribble, Kind sound off on Keystone XL.
5:17am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Lawmaker again proposes 5-year Great Lakes cleanup extension.
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sen. Ron Johnson rises to chairmanship, vows to work with Democrats.

Politics

6:01am
Washington Examiner. Scott Walker gears up for 2016 White House bid by hiring veteran GOP operative.
5:07am
USA Today. Scott Walker touts 'master's degree' in fighting special interests.
5:05am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: What's good for Walker good for state, too?

Thursday January 8, 2015

Governor

11:36am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

4:03pm
WSAU. Gov. Walker says he likes direction of school bill.

Budget

3:16pm
WEAU. Walker says he's not "keen" on raising gas taxes.
3:15pm
WMTV. Walker says property taxes will be cut in budget.
2:12pm
Daily Reporter. Walker: Budget address set for Feb. 3.
5:16am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Fix budget, pay for roads, improve schools.

Legislative

4:15pm
Rep. Brostoff. Announces committee assignments for 2015-16 session.
3:44pm
School Administrators Alliance. Statement on Assembly Bill 1.
2:55pm
Wisconsin Jobs Now, Working Families. Wisconsin Republicans effectively give themselves a raise; working families left out in the cold.
12:33pm
Rep. Sargent. Upskirting bill protects privacy.
12:27pm
Hispanics for School Choice. Statement on accountability bill.
11:52am
One Wisconsin Now. Testimony in opposition to AJR-1.
10:49am
One Wisconsin Now. Assembly GOP stacks the deck for private school voucher industry.
10:17am
Rep. Subeck. Gives her maiden speech in the State Assembly.
9:46am
Rep. Swearingen. Appointed to Wisconsin Building Commission.
9:28am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Comments on accountability bill.
9:15am
Rep. Pope. Democratic Weekly Radio Address.
8:08am
Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Cheatham. Letter to legislators regarding school accountability.
7:22am
WMC. Right to work is right for Wisconsin.

4:08pm
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Hybrid Wisconsin elections board with both partisan and nonpartisan members eyed.
3:17pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill would bar people from photographing under women's skirts.
2:10pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly panel approves per diem hike for overnight stays.
12:30pm
Chippewa Herald. Lawmakers propose bill to make 'upskirting' a felony.
12:04pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Conservative backlash to Republicans' school accountability bill.
6:02am
WISC. Bill aims to make 'upskirting' a felony.
5:36am
Burnett County Sentinel. Workforce training, taxes atop Jarchow's list.
5:32am
Racine Journal Times. Miller Park tax district audit proposed.
5:26am
Capital Times. Wisconsin Assembly Republicans hope to pass school accountability bill quickly.
5:13am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly voting on increase in per diem rates.
5:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Committee to take up amendment to how Supreme Court chief justices are chosen.
4:59am
Sheboygan Press. Assembly OKs rules governing time limits on debate.

State Agencies

3:35pm
AG Schimel. Signs on to 2nd amendment case.
3:20pm
DOT. Wisconsin State Patrol announces results of aerial enforcement missions in 2014.
3:19pm
DOT. Frozen road law expands Friday to Zone 3.
3:13pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
3:08pm
DWD. Council on Workforce Investment recommends key strategies to develop talent & grow Wisconsin's economy.
2:49pm
DATCP. Wisconsin state veterinarian continues ban on spring fair pig weigh-ins.
2:48pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Jackpots are growing.
11:51am
DOT. Cold temps challenge drivers, limit options to battle snow and ice.
11:37am
DATCP. Looking to back the Pack at Lambeau? Watch out for fake tickets.

4:05pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin AG asks court to strike down gun lock ordinance.
4:59am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Editorial: Tax reform report failed to divulge full story.

Economy/Business

12:31pm
Capital Times. Wisconsin frac sand firms stung by falling oil prices.
5:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Amazon's Kenosha distribution center fulfilling hiring promises.

Statewide

4:40pm
Midwest Food Processors Association. Food processor scholarships available for 2015-16.
2:57pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Borgerding to lead.
2:20pm
DOT. Packer travel advisory.
2:01pm
Mid-West Family Broadcasting. "Fabulous Farm Babe" named "Amazing Woman."
1:12pm
Arts Wisconsin. Creative summits to be presented in Madison and Washburn.
11:50am
Wisconsin Right to Work. Dissolution of UCFW agreement good start, but three controversial agreements remain.
10:43am
Hoven Consulting. Schweitzer joins as government affairs associate.
8:39am
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service Foundation offers scholarships.

Courts

7:20am
ASAP. Student government civil rights class action lawsuit against U. of Wisconsin - Milwaukee moves to federal court.

12:43pm
Reuters. Supreme Court to meet again to decide on hearing gay marriage.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Voter ID opponents as U.S. Supreme Court to hear case. Fond du Lac Reporter.

Education

4:54pm
MPS. Schools to be closed Fri., Jan. 9, 2015.
2:43pm
UW System. Names new communications leader.
2:02pm
UW-Stout. Peace, justice are themes for Menomonie MLK Day event Jan. 19.
5:14am
UW-Superior. Among the best in the country at online education.

Local

11:53am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Construction of "carbon capture" technology to begin at Dane County landfill.

5:12am
Chippewa Herald. County Board will vote on sand mine resolution.
5:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ojibwe conference will explore alternatives to proposed iron ore mine.

Congress

12:28pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Elected Chairman of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
5:17am
U.S. Reps. Kind, Paulsen. Announce introduction of bipartisan medical device tax repeal bill.

6:26am
The Hill. Congress looks to pre-empt Web rules.
5:10am
Chippewa Herald. Congressmen promotes ACA sign-ups.

Federal Agencies

5:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. EPA delays part of carbon emissions reduction plan.

Politics

4:06pm
Chippewa Herald. Gov. Scott Walker's presidential exploration takes shape.
10:52am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Supreme Court candidate has no opinion on retirement age.
9:31am
The Hill. Scott Walker heading to Iowa.
7:14am
Bloomberg. Logjam: Six Republican presidential contenders come from three states.
4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker hires consultant for possible presidential run.

Wednesday January 7, 2015

Governor

9:15am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Walker putting at risk health coverage for over 150,000 Wisconsinites.

5:37am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin's Walker won't join Christie's Cowboy love.
5:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker to keep administration cabinet intact.

Legislative

5:08pm
Rep. Born. Appointed to State Building Commission.
4:48pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Comments on academic review legislation.
3:52pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Takes oath of office at in-district inauguration.
3:45pm
Speaker Vos. Makes Building Commission appointments.
3:21pm
Sen. Lassa. Bill would make voucher schools accountable.
3:19pm
Speaker Vos. Welcomes productive Assembly session.
3:16pm
Rep. Steineke. Statement on Assembly rule changes.
2:51pm
Rep. Pope. Voucher schools need more accountability.
2:50pm
Sen. Tiffany, Reps. Czaja, Swearingen, Mursau. Announce joint listening sessions.
2:42pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on education proposals.
2:24pm
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Introduces academic review legislation. LRB-0898/2.
1:42pm
DPW. Democrats lead on school accountability as Scott Walker, GOP call for more taxpayer-funded giveaways to voucher school special interests.
1:37pm
Sen. Larson. Democrats introduce voucher accountability bill.
12:15pm
One Wisconsin Now. GOP Legislature starts 2015 payoff to school privatization industry.
11:44am
Sen. Wirch. And Senate Democrats announce voucher school accountability bill.
10:42am
Sen. Hansen. Senate Democrats push for real accountability for voucher schools.
9:27am
Sen. Harris Dodd. Democratic lawmakers introduce voucher accountability bill.
9:24am
Sen. Shilling. Democrats push bipartisan accountability bill for taxpayer-funded voucher program.

1:40pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers' per diems would rise 56% for overnight stays.
1:39pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. GOP bill would force closure of failing schools.
1:38pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP bill would make failing public schools charters.
12:29pm
Chippewa Herald. Assembly school accountability bill would turn persistently low-performing public schools into charters.
12:26pm
WMTV. Legislators step back from Assembly debate plan.
5:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: At best, right-to-work is a questionable idea.
5:06am
La Crosse Tribune. Legislators call for environmental study of BNSF track expansion.

State Agencies

3:15pm
OCI. Administrative actions, December 2014.
10:21am
DHS. State health officials confirm pediatric influenza death.
10:20am
WEDC. Gardner Denver moving global HQ to Milwaukee.

5:07am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. DNR to ask Supreme Court to review night deer ruling.
5:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Technical hearings on major transmission line proposal begin in Madison.

Statewide

5:45pm
Menominee Nation. Experts agree that Bureau of Indian Affairs should reject most recent compact amendment for Forest County Potawatomi Community.
9:45am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Names Donn Dexter, MD, new chief medical officer.
8:07am
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service announces Energy Challenge winners.

12:31pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Deadline on Kenosha casino compact amendment looms.

Courts

4:53pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Seeks Supreme Court review in Wisconsin voter ID case.

5:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Legal fight between UW-Milwaukee, student group moves to federal court.

Education

4:01pm
UW MBA Consortium. Ranked in top 10 by U.S. News & World Report.
3:49pm
MPS. Schools to be closed Thurs., Jan. 8, 2015.
12:03pm
UW System. UW-Whitewater chancellor search committee named.
11:02am
UW-Stevens Point. Very Young Composers Project earns national grant.

5:01am
Fox 11. NWTC working toward $66.5 million referendum.

Local

2:06pm
Waukesha County Exec. Vrakas. Online resources for severe cold.
10:19am
Milwaukee Ald. Davis. Streetcar will siphon away precious revenue, won't help area of greatest needs in Milwaukee.
9:28am
MadREP. Announces initiative to measure, recognize and improve workplace diversity & inclusion practices in the Madison region.
7:46am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Celebrates historic closure of Hilltop facility and opportunity for community life for residents.

12:23pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bucks president: Public financing needed to spur development.
5:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Trempealeau County community files response to annexation lawsuit.

Congress

2:41pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Introduces no budget, no pay in 114th Congress.
1:32pm
Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative. Urges comprehensive immigration reform.
9:40am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Offers condolences, expresses outrage over terrorist attack in Paris. Reuters.
5:08am
Cooperative Network. Requests Baldwin join Senate Ag Appropriations Subcommittee.
5:05am
NFIB Wisconsin. Small business pushes congressional delegation to scrap 30-hour work week.

7:05am
The Hill. 30-hr week battle rages.
5:59am
Reuters. U.S. House votes to adopt contentious changes to cost estimates.
5:39am
USA Today. Rep. Paul Ryan: Obamacare is beyond repair.
5:27am
Stevens Point Journal. Wisconsin congressional delegation poiseed to gain clout.

Politics

3:08pm
CNN. Walker builds 2016 team with likely campaign manager.
7:07am
The Hill. Walker on 2016: 'There's a reason God put me' in this spot.
5:28am
Wausau Daily Herald. Bradley launches Supreme Ct bid; Daley claims contrasts.

Tuesday January 6, 2015

Governor

2:29pm
Gov. Walker. Releases statement on second-term leadership team.

3:58pm
WISC. Walker announces no changes to cabinet leadership.
5:30am
New York Times. Scott Walker, starting second term as Wisconsin governor, resists new union battle.

Legislative

2:16pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Children in poverty deserve hope.
12:43pm
Rep. Weatherston. Calls for review of stadium tax law.
11:29am
Sen. Wirch. Bill would boost state minimum wage to $10.10.
11:26am
Rep. Schraa. Focused on reforming government & growing our economy.
11:24am
Rep. Skowronski. Takes oath of office.
5:22am
Rep. Kremer. New 59th Assembly Representative sworn into office.

4:56pm
WMTV. School accountability bill coming Wednesday.
4:00pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Constitutional amendment on Supreme Court chief justice to get hearing.
2:34pm
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin Assembly to weigh limiting debate, amendments.
12:18pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly Republicans seek limits on legislative debates.
11:34am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Lawmakers should update formula for shared revenues.
5:14am
Chippewa Herald. Senate Republicans going slower on right-to-work bill.
5:13am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Legislature loses a reasonable man.
5:11am
Racine Journal Times. Wirch proposes raising minimum wage.
5:10am
Daily Reporter. Fitzgerald says Senate won't approve gas tax hike.

State Agencies

3:49pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Approves loans totaling $2.79 million for community projects.
2:44pm
DATCP. Register now to travel with DATCP to food shows in China and Europe.
2:28pm
BPDD, Disability Rights Wisconsin. Wisconsin resident selected for key national committee on employment.
12:53pm
DOR. Unclaimed property auction.

Economy/Business

3:00pm
Boardman & Clark. Employment law update, January 2015.
2:18pm
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Jack Link's Beef Jerky receives highest status in Green Masters Program.

2:37pm
Detroit Free Press. Shippers: Last year's Great Lakes freeze cost $705 million.
5:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Propane dealers confident they'll avert shortages this winter.

Statewide

11:38am
State Bar of Wisconsin. Bertz announces bid for reelection to Wisconsin Judicial Council.
11:31am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Releases election observer report, makes recommendations.
11:29am
RENEW Wisconsin. Honors set for Wisconsin renewable energy leaders.
11:28am
NAMI Wisconsin. Mental health reforms around the country have slowed since the events of Newtown; Wisconsin stands out as an Exemplary Leader in 2014.
11:23am
DeWitt Ross & Stevens. Lori A. Hickman promoted to partner.
8:25am
Independent Business Association of Wisconsin. Celebrates the success of Wisconsin business.

8:09am
LA Times. Flu is 'widespread' in 43 states as deaths and illnesses mount, CDC says.
5:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Hospital Assocation CEO makes reimbursement his top issue.
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tribe, union dissolve pact in bid to sway Scott Walker on Kenosha casino.

Education

3:18pm
UW-River Falls. Undergrads 'Commit to be Fit' for middle school students.

5:11am
Marshfield News Herald. Rural school boards organize around hot-button issues.

Local

3:28pm
City of Madison. Public Health Clinics remain open despite extreme weather conditions.
11:35am
Wizard World. MobCraft to create beer for Wizard World Comic Con.
11:33am
Dane Buy Local. The City of Fitchburg and City of Middleton join.

2:43pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Western Wisconsin community loses half of its city council in one week.
5:16am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Aldermen call for law, referendums that could block Milwaukee streetcar.

Congress

3:17pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Statement on being sworn into 114th Congress.

Politics

4:37pm
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Congress is sworn in. Now what?
12:14pm
Daley for Supreme Court. Statement following Bradley announcement.
11:40am
RPW. Statement on Ann Walsh Bradley.
11:37am
Schellinger for Waukesha County Executive. Announces county executive candidacy.
11:32am
Bradley for Supreme Court. Announces re-election campaign.

2:35pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Bradley, Daley set to square off for Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Monday January 5, 2015

Inauguration

5:42pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Officially sworn in as Representative.
5:25pm
Rep. Steffen. Committed to growing jobs, lowering taxes and eliminating fraud.
5:24pm
Rep. Heaton. Focused on growing economy & creating jobs.
5:23pm
Rep. Weatherston. Takes oath of office for second term.
5:22pm
Rep. Gannon. Inaugurated to Assembly.
5:22pm
Rep. Horlacher. Takes oath of office.
5:21pm
Rep. Brostoff. Sworn in to state Legislature.
5:19pm
Rep. Allen. Begins representing 97th Assembly District.
5:17pm
Rep. Spiros. Sworn in to second term.
5:16pm
Rep. Edming. Sworn in as 87th District Representative.
5:15pm
Rep. Bernier. Sworn in for the 102nd Legislative Session.
5:14pm
Rep. Novak. Begins Assembly work on jobs.
5:14pm
Rep. Czaja. Takes oath of office for second term.
5:13pm
Rep. Born. Takes oath of office.
5:12pm
Rep. Murphy. Inaugurated to second term.
5:10pm
Rep. Katsma. Inauguration into state Assembly.
5:10pm
Rep. Ripp. Takes oath of office.
5:09pm
Rep. Vorpagel. Sworn in to state Assembly.
5:07pm
Sen. Marklein. Sworn in as state Senator.
5:03pm
Rep. VanderMeer. Sworn in as state Representative.
5:01pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Takes office for fifth Assembly term.
4:41pm
Rep. Krug. Sworn in for 2015-16 Wisconsin Legislative Session.
4:40pm
Rep. Quinn. Takes oath of office.
4:39pm
Rep. Kitchens. To focus on jobs, economy and reform.
4:39pm
Sen. LeMahieu. Sworn in as 9th District State Senator.
4:37pm
Rep. Barnes. Statement on inauguration day.
4:36pm
Rep. Ballweg. Takes oath of office.
4:34pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Sworn in as State Representative for the 45th Assembly District.
4:33pm
Rep. Kapenga. Looking forward.
4:32pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Sworn in as representative for 65th District.
4:30pm
Rep. Swearingen. Sworn in for second term in Wisconsin State Assembly.
4:26pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Begins third term in state Assembly.
4:25pm
Rep. Knodl. Takes oath of office.
4:23pm
Rep. Macco. Take oath of office to represent 88th Assembly District.
4:21pm
Rep. Kuglitsch. Sworn into office for third term.
4:20pm
Rep. August. Sworn in as Representative: Elected Speaker Pro Tem of Assembly.
4:18pm
Rep. Steineke. Inaugurated for third term.
4:17pm
Sen. Farrow. Sworn-in to Wisconsin State Senate.
4:15pm
Rep. Nygren. Sworn in for fifth term.
3:42pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Welcomes the members of the 102nd Wisconsin State Senate.
3:33pm
Rep. Jarchow. Inaugurated into state Assembly.
3:28pm
Speaker Vos. Begins new session calling for government reform.
3:25pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on inauguration.
3:18pm
Rep. Hutton. Sworn in to second term in office.
3:06pm
Rep. Genrich. Comments on inauguration and committee assignments.
3:05pm
Rep. Sargent. Sworn-in to her second term in the state Assembly.
2:40pm
Rep. Goyke. Sworn in for second term.
2:36pm
Rep. Tittl. Takes oath of office.
1:44pm
Sen. Shilling. Welcomes incoming senators.
1:02pm
Sen. Lasee. Sworn in for second term.
1:01pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on inauguration and committee appointments.
11:56am
One Wisconsin Now. Walker inaugural address ignores one million Wisconsin student loan borrowers.
11:09am
Gov. Walker. Inaugural address.
9:30am
Gov. Walker. Inauguration ceremony to stream live at WalkerInauguration.WI.Gov.

2:31pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin Assembly members sworn in.
1:26pm
Fox 11. Republican Schimel sworn in as Wisconsin attorney general.
12:14pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker kicks off second term drawing distinctions between Wisconsin and federal government.
11:26am
NBC 15. Wisconsin Democratic leader expects scripted governor.
10:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Walker to recommit to his agenda as he's sworn in for second term.
9:59am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Walker to draw contrast with federal government in inaugural speech as mulls presidential bid.

Governor

5:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker to be sworn in for second term on Monday.
4:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker may visit Isreal to promote clean water technology.
4:44am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Minnesota is winning this border battle.

Legislative

2:45pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Tapped for Veterans, Natural Resources, Higher Education committees in 2015-2016 Legislature.
2:23pm
Sen. Lassa Announces committee, board assignments.
1:40pm
Rep. Kahl. Receives committee assignments.
12:56pm
Rep. Kolste. Gets health and transportation committee posts.
10:51am
Rep. Barca. Welcomes new members to Legislature.

5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Time, once again, to keep an eye on Wisconsin's legislators.
5:01am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Fire chief continues fight for novelty lighter law.
4:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Right-to-work legislation draws buzz, not necessarily votes.
4:57am
Racine Journal Times. Bill to target Miller Park district.
4:56am
Stevens Point Journal. Major issues facing Wisconsin Legislature this year.
4:48am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Area lawmakers hope to find some common ground in 2015.
4:47am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Things to know about Wisconsin Legislature.
4:47am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republicans eye rewrite of campaign finance laws, other election changes.

State Agencies

3:20pm
Emergency Management. Winter weather dangers.
11:55am
DNR. Hearings and meetings, January 4-10.

3:41pm
Isthmus. State mum on status of $196 million Hill Farms redevelopment project.

Economy/Business

4:50am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Chinese issue blunt prediction.
4:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Effects of Obamacare's employer mandate remain uncertain.

Statewide

2:26pm
Alliant Energy. Formally seeking buyers for Nelson Dewey Generating Station site.
12:42pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. And Community Bankers of Wisconsin merging.
11:54am
RENEW Wisconsin. Renewable projects selected for RENEW's 2014 Honor Roll.
10:10am
H&R Block. To offer free ACA tax analysis.

4:45am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: There's another result of health care crisis.

Courts

1:23pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. If court nixes Obamacare subsidies, state faces big problem: Walker, hospital association.
4:45am
Marshfield News Herald. Health insurance carriers keep an eye on Supreme Court.

Education

9:06am
UW-River Falls. Seeks Spring Career Fair exhibitors.
9:04am
UW-River Falls. Partners with national nonprofit in support of first-generation college students.

Local

3:40pm
City of Madison. Bitterly cold weather raises health and safety concerns.
3:22pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Matthew Mikolajewski named Madison's Economic Development Director.
11:27am
Milwaukee Alds. Donovan, Davis. Join forces to launch streetcar referendum petition drive.
9:16am
CRG Network. To assist direct legislation petition drive to require referendum on Milwaukee streetcar project.
9:04am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 7 arrests.

5:20am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Winnebago County weighing ban on indoor e-cigarette use.

Congress

2:05pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. And Regional Director Kathleen Falk encourage Wisconsinites to find affordable, quality heath care.
11:57am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.

1:36pm
WXOW. Rep. Ron Kind visits La Crosse to talk Affordable Care Act successes.
4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rep. Mark Pocan calls for federal review of Milwaukee voucher program.

Politics

9:35am
Stroebel for State Senate. Representatives Gannon and Kramer endorse.
5:08am
Daley for Supreme Court. Submits nomination papers.

2:07pm
Fox 11. Thompson says he hopes Walker runs for president.
5:08am
Beloit Daily News. Daley submits petition for Supreme Court run.

Friday January 2, 2015

Governor

5:10pm
Gov. Walker. Inauguration ceremony to stream live at WalkerInauguration.WI.gov.

12:11pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. At awkward time, Wisconsin's Walker faces GOP rift.

Legislative

3:14pm
Rep. Goyke. To lead Assembly Democrats on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
2:12pm
Rep. Shankland. Announces 2015-2016 committee assignments.
1:11pm
Sen. Shilling. Letter to Sen. Fitzgerald regarding nominations to councils, boards.
1:10pm
Sen. Shilling. Letter to Senate President Lazich regarding commission nominations.
12:08pm
Rep. Hintz. Appointed to Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance.
10:05am
Rep. Wachs. Announces committee assignments for 2015-2016 legislative session.
9:19am
Rep.-elect Stuck. Statement on committee appointments.
4:55am
Rep. Taylor. Statement on Joint Finance Committee appointment.
4:54am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Looking forward to the challenges of 2015.
4:53am
Rep.-elect Spreitzer. Announces committee assignments for 2015-16 session.
4:52am
Rep. Jorgensen. Appointed to six legislative committees, to lead Democrats on Small Business Development, Public Benefits.

6:24am
Governing. Financial pressures may table Republicans' bold initiatives.
6:15am
New Richmond News. Knudson talks about two issues making state news.
5:50am
WBAY. Wisconsin Senator Mike Ellis reflects on 44 years in politics.
5:38am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Hintz, Schraa named to state budget panel.
5:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Widening political gap doesn't bode well for 2015.
5:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Latest buzz: Turning over low-performing schools to state.
5:26am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Steer clear of political messages on license plates.
5:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Superior-area officials seek sales tax increase for county highways.

State Agencies

4:12pm
AG Van Hollen. Issues formal opinion concerning whether the Department of Corrections may collect supervision fees before an offender has paid court-ordered restitution in full. Request. Opinion.
4:10pm
AG Van Hollen. Issues formal opinion concerning whether a town may assess a fire protection special charge in absence of a fire call, and whether it may assess the special charge against a county. Request. Opinion.
3:16pm
DOT. State ends 2014 with fewer than 500 traffic deaths for the first time since 1943.
12:13pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Announces intent to award over $2 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grants to train over 3,000 workers.
11:01am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Jan. 5-9.

Economy/Business

12:56pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Banker optimistic on what 2015 holds for Wisconsin's economy

5:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Loggers demand access to more land as costs of harvesting timber soar.
5:02am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Infiniti Metals to hire 65 in Clintonville with help of WEDC loan.

Statewide

6:37am
USA Today. Dilemma over deductibles: Costs crippling middle class.
5:09am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin grocers want to refill 'growlers.'

Courts

5:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker John Doe probe still alive but future is in doubt.
5:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Woman's ex headed for trial under new Wisconsin revenge porn law.

Education

10:07am
UW-Madison. Deer account for almost half of long-term forest change, study finds.

Local

4:56am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies arrests 12 drunken drivers during New Year's Eve enforcement.
4:49am
Village of Richfield. Shared services agreement for building inspection paying off.

Congress

5:14am
Wisconsin State Journal. Q&A: Rep. Mark Pocan dishes on 2016, state politics and Glenn Grothman.

Federal Agencies

6:09am
The Hill. ATVs, e-cigarettes and ozone: Regulations to watch in 2015.

Politics

5:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. John Doe emails: 'Dark side' was code for Scott Walker campaign.
5:07am
La Crosse Tribune. High stakes in Wisconsin high court race.

 

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