Monday January 23, 2017 - Updated 4:55pm

Governor

4:50pm
Sen. Kapenga. Statement on Governor Walker's welfare reform proposal.
4:48pm
Sen. Darling. Statement on Wisconsin Works for Everyone.
4:44pm
Mental Health America of Wisconsin. MAPP changes are one part of work support for people with mental illness.
3:43pm
Rep. Subeck. Statement on Governor Walker's proposal to limit FoodShare.
3:12pm
Sen. Taylor. Statement on Governor Walker's welfare reform.
3:11pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Applauds Gov. Walker's occupational licensing reform proposal.
2:01pm
Sen. Cowles. Supports governor's efforts to support financial stability.
1:45pm
Sen. Johnson. Urges Walker not to punish Wisconsin children and families in need.
1:34pm
Sen. Stroebel. Supports Governor Walker's "Wisconsin Works for Everyone" reforms.
12:26pm
WMC. Praises Gov. Walker's welfare reform proposal.
10:35am
Gov. Walker. Introduces "Wisconsin Works for Everyone."

3:21pm
The Hill. Scott Walker plans major welfare overhaul in Wisconsin.
12:57pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker's welfare plan: Expand work requirements to parents.
12:53pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker: Parents should work 80 hours per month to get food stamps.
10:41am
Janesville Gazette. The Latest: Walker proposes new welfare work requirements.
4:34am
Wisconsin Watchdog. Walker to unveil welfare reform plan.

Budget

4:49pm
Rep. Petryk. Optimistic about additional funds in state revenue projections.
12:20pm
Rep. Zimmerman. Supports Assembly Republican caucus budget framework.
5:26am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Wisconsin communities call on lawmakers to use increased revenue to restore public school funding.

4:33am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin school advocates pushing for more money.
4:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin's transportation-funding problem: Possible solutions, and how we got here.

Legislative

4:46pm
Sen. Stroebel. Column: School Choice Week. LFB Memo.
2:47pm
Rep. Taylor. Honoring 44th Roe anniversary, co-sponsors resolution that abortion is health care.
2:33pm
Rep. Macco. Announces informational hearings on Wisconsin's tax code.
2:28pm
Reps. Jarchow, Goyke. Display bipartisanship in legislative exchange.
1:59pm
Sen. Larson. Wisconsin lawmakers join nationwide effort to safeguard abortion rights. LRB-1443.
12:35pm
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation NOW: January 23, 2017.
12:24pm
Rep. Genrich. Announces formation of Democratic Study Group.
10:40am
Rep. Crowley. Letter to Gov. Walker requesting Sheriff Clarke's removal from office.
10:38am
Rep. Sargent. Honoring the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
10:37am
Rep. Subeck. On 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Republicans continue assault on abortion access.
5:29am
Sen. Tiffany. Column: You're hired!

3:18pm
Chippewa Herald. Bill would limit influence of unions on public project bids.
1:33pm
Cap Times. On Roe v. Wade anniversary, Wisconsin Democrats offer abortion resolution.
1:23pm
WTMJ. Rep. Crowley calls on Governor Walker to remove Sheriff Clarke from office.
8:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Bigger GOP edge could affect environmental protections.
5:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lawmakers propose billl to reduce gun violence.
4:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Vukmir, Sanfelippo: Victim prevention must be a Wisconsin priority.
4:36am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin Center expansion would probably need legislative action.
4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Just whose side are they on?

State Agencies

12:23pm
DHS. Announces the managed care organizations to provide Family Care services in northern Wisconsin expansion counties.
10:42am
Wisconsin Lottery. $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Madison expires Feb. 2.

4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. ACLU expected to file suit over Lincoln Hills problems.
4:39am
La Crosse Tribune. Davids, others consider tax credit to replace reciprocity.
4:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin disaster agency plans for climate change.

Economy/Business

4:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Study finds Ho-Chunk expansion could draw $37 million from other casinos.
4:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin tribe says it could lose millions.
4:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. A Wisconsin utility executive pledges less reliance on coal.

Statewide

4:55pm
Wisconsin Budget Project. Wisconsin's public sector is leaner than most other states'
9:40am
WRA. December 2016 Home Sales Report.
5:31am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Over 59 million lives lost since Roe v. Wade.

12:56pm
Milwaukee Biz Journal. Wisconsin home sales in 2016 were highest since 2005.
4:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Look at us now!' Women march against Trump.
4:30am
CBS 58. Hundreds hit the streets of Milwaukee for women's march on Washington.
4:25am
WJFW. Hundreds march for women's rights in the Northwoods.
4:23am
NBC 26. WI lawmakers react to protests over weekend, push for bi-partisanship.

Courts

12:22pm
Wisconsin Court System. Wisconsin court system releases new juror orientation video.

4:54am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Kewaunee nuke plant is due $12M in tax refunds.
4:26am
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin high court allows some Walker probe papers public.

Education

1:30pm
UW-Platteville. To host Tri-State Honors Band Festival.

Local

10:36am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 13 arrests.
5:30am
La Crosse County Republican Party. Opposes proposed county sales tax, elects officers.

5:34am
WXOW. La Crosse County Republicans oppose resort area tax.

Congress

4:52pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on vote in support of Tillerson nomination.
4:51pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Following additional concerns on Congressman Price's financial transactions, Baldwin and Senate Democrats call for SEC investigation into potential violations of Stock Act and insider trading laws.
2:56pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. "Let's talk about numbers we can all agree on."
12:45pm
DPW. Does Rep. Sean Duffy support hiking home insurance premiums as much as $900 on Wisconsin households?
12:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on President Trump's executive order to withdraw from TPP and announcement of NAFTA renegotiation.
12:38pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on President Trump's order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
12:25pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. President Trump reinstates lifesaving Mexico City policy.
10:39am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces she will not support Betsy DeVos' confirmation for Secretary of Education.
5:27am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. The fascist overtones in Trump's inaugural address.

12:40pm
The Hill. Trump signs executive actions on TPP, abortion, federal hiring freeze.
5:11am
Reuters. Trump may not enforce individual health insurance mandate: aide.
5:10am
USA Today. Trump prepares for busy Monday, pledges NAFTA changes, other executive orders.
4:55am
Duluth News Tribune. If GOP defunds Planned Parenthood, health centers can't handle patient flood.
4:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin farmers weigh-in on Ag secretary pick.
4:23am
WKBT. Baldwin supports pair of Trump Nominees.

Politics

12:18pm
NRSC. ICYMI: Last woman standing: GOP targets Sen. Baldwin as last statewide Democrat.
8:48am
Holtz for State Superintendent. Statement on the first day of National School Choice Week.

1:32pm
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin Republicans criticize Baldwin for fundraiser.
4:31am
USA Today. Will rural Wis. Trump voters swing back to Dems in 2018?

Friday January 20, 2017

Governor

9:11am
Gov. Walker. Declares today as Green and Gold Day.

Budget

2:44pm
Rep. Stafsholt. Supports Assembly Republican Caucus transportation budget and tax relief plan.
12:19pm
Rep. Spiros. GOP calls for tax relief and transportation solution.
11:02am
Rep. Kitchens. Statement on transportation solution and tax relief plan.
10:59am
DRIVE. Statement on Assembly GOP caucus transportation/tax relief outline.
4:30am
Rep. Tranel. Priorities: Rural roads & education.
4:28am
Rep. Ripp. Response to the Assembly Republican caucus plan for the state's transportation fund and tax relief.
4:23am
Rep. Steffen. Supports transportation solution and tax relief plan.

4:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Vos calls for $300 million more for roads.
4:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers propose tax swap for transportation budget fix.
4:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly Republicans call for $300 million in new transportation revenue, tax cuts.
4:05am
Daily Cardinal. Congressman weighs in on tuition cut proposal and upcoming Capitol marches.

Legislative

2:43pm
Sen. Taylor. To join historic March for Women's Rights in Washington, DC.
2:37pm
Rep. Macco. Supports local control on cell towers.
2:36pm
Rep. Hebl. Column: When talking education, actions should match rhetoric.
12:18pm
Rep. Steffen. Receives WMC's "Working for Wisconsin" award.
4:25am
Sen. Craig. Authors civil asset forfeiture reform legislation. LRB-1662.
4:22am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement regarding legislation introduced to improve the City's public safety efforts.

4:48am
WQOW. State lawmaker circulates bill to outlaw all synthetic opiates.

State Agencies

12:45pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Jan. 23-29.
12:39pm
DPI. Eight public schools nominated for national Blue Ribbon honor.
12:25pm
DSPS. Meetings, week of January 23.
12:17pm
DOR. Kicks off tax season.
4:23am
DNR. Outdoor Report.
4:21am
DOC. Lt. Governor Kleefisch, DOC Sec. Litscher, and MATC president recognize CNC graduates.
4:19am
Concerned Veterans for America. Tomah "Candy Man" loses license after endangering lives for years.

4:04am
WKOW. Program stops 'doctor shopping.'

Statewide

1:25pm
Rep. Taylor. Don't believe WI Right to Life's lies: Planned Parenthood saves lives.
1:03pm
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. Commits to continuing work for justice in the face of hate.
8:39am
PDPW. To hold dairy H.R. workshop & producer panel.
4:20am
Wisconsin Right to Life. We don't need Planned Parenthood.

Courts

5:12pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.

4:02am
WBAY. Former UW-Oshkosh baseball coach not surprised by lawsuit over building funds.

Education

2:36pm
UW-Madison. 'Magic' plus UW science equal world-champ cheese.
11:00am
Marquette University. Selects construction manager for athletic performance research center.
9:16am
UW-River Falls. Falcon Athletics to host National Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon.

4:15am
La Crosse Tribune. UW-L officials say foundation follows funding rules.

Local

11:14am
City of Madison. Last chane to enroll for Marketplace Health Insurance for 2017.
8:32am
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Milwaukee Common Council OKs $110,000 settlement in excessive force suit.

4:08am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Hepatitis C cases spike in central Wisconsin.

Congress

2:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces her support of General James Mattis' nomination to be Secretary of Defense and General John Kelly's nomination to be Secretary of Homeland Security.
1:03pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. The inauguration of a pro-life president.
1:02pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Trump inauguration.
12:42pm
RPW. Statement on the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
11:49am
RGA. Chairman Scott Walker: Our new possibilities and opportunities are endless.
10:36am
Sen. Shilling. Statement on presidential inauguration.
9:35am
One Wisconsin Now. Statements on the inauguration of Donald Trump.
8:35am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
4:27am
WCASA, End Domestic Abuse WI. Advocates of domestic violence and sexual assault victims appalled at news of President-elect Trump's budget proposal.

3:43pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tammy Baldwin's memo to the president: Help build a Made in Wisconsin economy that works for everyone.
9:09am
Bloomberg. Trump takes reins of nation as divisions deprive him of a honeymoon.
8:41am
Wisconsin State Journal. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's memo to the president: Regulatory relief should top to-do list.
4:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Triumph, celebration at Wisconsin pre-inaugural bash.
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rep. Kind: Wisconsin farmers could suffer from late ag secretary pick.
4:09am
Daily Reporter. Labor leaders enter the unknown with Trump Administration.
4:06am
La Crosse Tribune. Hail to the chief of staff: Reince Preibus takes the reins as Donald Trump's right hand man.
4:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Pocan says he can 'absolutely' work with Trump.
4:03am
WISC. Wisconsin's congressional delegation prepares for Trump administration.

Politics

8:37am
School Administrators Alliance. Endorses State Superintendent Tony Evers for re-election.

4:16am
Beloit Daily News. Republican lawmakers differ on state superintendent race.
4:12am
WTMJ. Milwaukee dems take stock of 40,000 'vanishing voters.'
4:11am
Washington Post. This deeply blue Wisconsin village still seems surprised it voted for Trump.
4:07am
Chippewa Herald. State superintendent candidate defends dental work.

Local Politics

11:50am
Smith for Fitchburg Alder. Wisconsin state Rep. Chris Taylor and Dane County Sheriff Mahoney endorse.

Thursday January 19, 2017

Governor

10:32am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address: Public asstance should be a trampoline, not a hammock.

12:48pm
CNBC. Gov. Scott Walker calls for state-focused solution to Obamacare repeal.

Budget

4:28pm
LFB. Memo to Speaker Vos regarding 2017-19 general fund revenue.
4:06pm
Speaker Vos, Rep. Steineke. United Assembly Republican caucus announces framework for a transportation solution and tax relief.
2:35pm
DPI. Evers statement on state revenue figures.
11:14am
Reps. Hintz, Shankland. Current revenues down, future projections awfully optimistic.
10:55am
UW-Stout. Dunn County Board supports pay increases for UW System employees.
5:05am
Rep. Kooyenga. Statement on additional state revenue.
5:04am
WISPIRG. Statement on Speaker Vos's remarks that a gas tax increase in unlikely.
5:03am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. New revenue projections show Wisconsin on solid ground.

4:27pm
NBC 15. Assembly Republicans call for $300 million for roads.
2:31pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: State roads can't rely on a Trump rescue.
6:26am
Cap Times. Lawmakers in both parties awaiting more details on Scott Walker's proposed UW tuition cut.
4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Improved revenue numbers could help state budget.
4:33am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Dunn County supervisors back pay hikes for UW System employees.
4:15am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin's budget picture gets $714 million brighter.
4:13am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Cuts to UW threaten to go too far.
4:12am
Twin-Cities Pioneer Press. Wisconsin tax collections forecast to be $454 million higher.

Legislative

3:27pm
Sen. Darling. Bi-partisan bill takes aim at Milwaukee gun crimes.
2:36pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Democratic Weekly Radio Address: "The Real State of Our State."
1:58pm
Sen. Johnson. Appointed to Wisconsin Center District Board.
10:54am
Rep. Hutton. Introduces Project Labor Agreement bill.
9:23am
Sen. Risser. Subeck & Risser bills will eliminate Wisconsin's criminal abortion statute.

4:25pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin legislators propose new gun crimes.
4:34am
Janesville Gazette. Assembly speaker says his job is harder than governor's.

State Agencies

4:09pm
DATCP. PSC seminar offers farmers and businesses details, potential partnerships in anaerobic digester project proposals.
2:01pm
DHS. Health officials investigate rare viral illness linked to ratteries in Wisconsin and Illinois.
1:11pm
WHEDA. Commercial Lending Director O'Brien appointed to FHLB Chicage advisory council.

4:51am
WJFW. Northwoods hunters voice concerns at CWD committee meeting.
4:16am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin public employee pensions will rise.

Economy/Business

1:15pm
DWD. BLS data: State unemployment rate declines to 4 percent.

2:32pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 4% in December.
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Manitowoc-based wind tower manufacturer wants to sell more in Wisconsin.

Statewide

2:00pm
We Energies. Alarming splike in scam attempts.
11:09am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. 2016 State-local tax burden continues edging down.
10:44am
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. ICYMI: New report shows "defunding" Planned Parenthood would devastate health care access across Wisconsin.
9:17am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Welcomes Eduardo Garza as newest member of Board of Directors.

Courts

10:42am
MacIver Institute. UW-Oshkosh scandal proves more oversight needed.

4:31pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW-Oshkosh scandal couldn't come at worse time.
4:35am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. UWO projects at heart of lawsuit explained.

Education

3:18pm
Marquette University. Law professor, author O'Hear goes 'On the Issues' to discuss mass incarceration.
2:03pm
UW-Madison. Center helps make radiation treatment for cancer safer.
12:21pm
UW-Madison. Scholarship to prepare international students for global development leadership.
11:08am
UW-Madison. Sesame Street brings UW center's kindness curriculum to kids.
10:43am
MPS. Boys, girls basketball teams to compete at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
9:19am
UW-Madison. Telling the tale of midlife in the United States.

4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS unfunded retiree benefit costs fall to under $1 billion.

Local

2:40pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces county to purchase land to make Capital City State Trail safer.
1:10pm
Hunger Task Force. Meijer helps kick off 'Wanted: Peanut Butter' campaign.
9:25am
City of Madison Planning. Join your neighbors at the Cottage Grove Road Activity Centers Plan.

Congress

4:21pm
Wisconsin Bear Hunters' Association. Statement on Duffy and Johnson-Baldwin wolf bills.
2:43pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Column: The Republican plan for healthcare.
2:02pm
Pro-Life Wisconsin. Bringing pilgrims to Washington D.C.
10:53am
One Wisconsin Now. Support for Betsy DeVos as federal Education secretary another lesson about John Humphries' priorities.
9:52am
Wisconsin Family Ties. Understanding the IDEA is a required qualification for secretary of education.
9:20am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Stabenow, Warren, Merkley & Markey. Introduce legislation to withdraw from TPP.
5:14am
Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin. Parents aghast at DeVos confirmation hearing statements.

2:42pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Obamacare fate looms over central Wisconsin.
2:38pm
The Hill.  Ryan offers picture of public-private spending in Trump's infrastructure plan.
2:33pm
WKOW. Pocan compliments Trump before skipping inauguration.
12:53pm
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Rep. Pocan acting like a 2-year-old.
12:45pm
CNBC. We need Democrats' help to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says.
5:22am
The Hill. States hope Trump era will reset federal relationship.
5:20am
The Hill. Trump team prepares dramatic cuts.
4:54am
NBC 26. Wisconsinites among the thousands planning to attend Trump inauguration.
4:52am
WAOW. School leaders, Wisconsin lawmakers react to Education Secretary nominee.
4:35am
Wausau Daily Herald. The Rust Belt gave Trump victory, now they want jobs in return.
4:14am
NBC 15. Rep. Moore to attend inauguration despite concerns.
4:11am
WISC. UW med students petition Paul Ryan on Planned Parenthood funding.

Politics

12:47pm
One Wisconsin Now. Why would Gov. Scott Walker campaign chair host fundraiser for Walker recall petition signer John Humphries? Follow the money.
12:23pm
Humphries for State Superintendent. Calls for revamping school report cards to make them 'genuinely open, honest, adn transparent."
9:53am
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Justice Ziegler should return campaign donations.

4:33pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. State superintendent candidate John Humphries proposes new state school report cards.
4:26pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Most schools get 'F' in academics under state superintendent candidate report card proposal.
4:53am
WISN. Supporters call for Sheriff Clarke to launch campaign against U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Wednesday January 18, 2017

Budget

4:58pm
Gov. Walker. Releases statement on updated revenue projections.
4:33pm
LFB. Revenue estimates.

4:51pm
Janesville Gazette. The Latest: Wisconsin budget estimates improves by $454M.
4:18pm
NBC 15. New Wisconsin budget projections coming.
1:50pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin Assembly speaker says fall budget action possible.
1:47pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Vos: UW tuition cut should become more student aid.
1:43pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Robin Vos: Increasing gas taxes unlikely.
1:42pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Liberal coalition calls for $900 million in new spending paid for by ending tax breaks.
10:34am
Beloit Daily News. Groups call for tax changes to free up $900 million.
8:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Robin Vos right to insist on solid road funding.
5:55am
Governing. Have states reached their savings limit?
4:40am
Daily Cardinal. Campus building projects wait for approval amid limited state funding.

Legislative

4:25pm
Rep. Allen. Seeks co-sponsors for Farebox Fairness Bill.
4:13pm
Wisconsin Grocers Association. Rep. Neylon receives "Friend of Grocers" award.
3:54pm
Sen. Vinehout. Column: School visit to the "ARCTIC Zone" prompts thinking anew about education.
12:50pm
Sen. Carpenter. SeniorCare Protection Act introduced.

5:30am
Racine Journal Times. Wirch bill aims to deter fraud against seniors.
5:06am
Sheboygan Press. Senate clears way for tax money for cheese plant.
4:44am
Post Bulletin. A tax break for Minnesotans who work in Wisconsin?
4:37am
La Crosse Tribune. UW-L leaders line up against concealed carry.
4:34am
WQOW. Republican senator circulates marijuana extract bill.
4:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Key GOP lawmaker pans proposal to break up DNR.
4:31am
WTMJ. Hope on hold: Wisconsin families hope new bill allows access to controversial treatment.

State Agencies

5:00pm
DWD. #AccountableGov update: Unemployment insurance tax statements for 2016 now available online.
3:51pm
DNR. Weekly news.
12:09pm
DOR. Collections, December FY2017.
9:23am
DOJ. Federal court upholds AG Schimel's conviction of Waukesha county murderer.

4:39am
Duluth News Tribune. Invasive insects in imported furniture may be threat to Minnesota, Wisconsin forests.

Environment/Outdoors

12:18pm
Bloomberg. No hoax: 2016 was the hottest year on record.

Statewide

2:29pm
Cornucopia Institute. Years in the making: Organic welfare rule (way) too little / (way) too late.

Courts

12:40pm
Rep. Murphy. Statement regarding UW-Oshkosh civil lawsuit.
12:15pm
Rep. Schraa. Statement on UW-Oshkosh Foundation lawsuit.
11:23am
Speaker Vos, Reps. Steineke, Nygren. Statement regarding UW-Oshkosh.
10:22am
Board of Regents, UW System, DOJ. Pursue civil lawsuit against two former employees. Summons & Complaint. UW System Letter to UW-Oshkosh Foundation (June 24). UW System Letter to Bank First National (June 29) UW-Oshkosh Bank Letters/Guarantees.
9:10am
District III Court of Appeals. Little Chute Area School District v. WEAC.
9:05am
District III Court of Appeals. Great Lakes Beverages, LLC v. Keith R. Wochinski.

10:53am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Lawsuit filed against UW-Oshkosh officials.
9:45am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Judge properly moved teen into adult system to protect him.
4:41am
Cap Times. Supreme Court will take up Epic overtime pay lawsuit.

Education

1:58pm
UW-Stout. More funding, enrollment targets highlights chancellor's talk.
12:41pm
UW-Rock County. Fall 2016 Dean's List announced.
12:16pm
MPS. Bartolotta Restaurant Group and Milwaukee Public Schools to partner with national ice cream company CEO, Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry's.
12:08pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Speech: Wisconsin 2017 State Education Convention.
10:51am
UW-Madison. Astrophysics innovator Lawler wins national award.
9:40am
MPS. School board's actions reduced benefits liability projections by $3.63 billion over last eight years.

Local

2:28pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Nicholson. To hold community information session January 20.
9:58am
Brown County Port & Resource Department. Petroleum products impacted 2016 shipping season.

1:45pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Paper company reaches agreement with feds on Fox River cleanup.

Congress

4:11pm
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Doctors stand with Planned Parenthood. Letter to Speaker Ryan.
3:52pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Wisconsin broadcaster approved to bring Packers games to northern homes.
3:50pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson statement on former Tomah VA doctor surrendering Wisconsin medical license.
2:13pm
Rep. Pope. Betsy DeVos unqualified and out of touch.
5:27am
DPW. Meet Donald Trump's anti-public education, influence peddling billionaire: Betsy DeVos.

9:08am
Madison.com. Baldwin, Kind both attending inauguration while Pocan skips.
5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker endorses political benefactor Betsy DeVos.
4:56am
WQOW. Congressman Sean Duffy weighs in on Democrats skipping inaugural ceremony.
4:41am
Daily Reporter. Foxx: Private dollars alone can't solve transportation woes.
4:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. Betsy DeVos tied to millions spent in Wisconsin politics.
4:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Baldwin, Johnson back bill to delist wolf.
4:36am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Wisconsin hospital leaders see ACA as successful, 'huge stakes' as Trump plots repeal.
4:32am
The Hill. Ryan: Obama's Manning commutation 'outrageous.'

Politics

1:21pm
DPW. Hires Senior Communications Advisor.

4:40am
Chippewa Herald. Evers has big financial advantage in superintendent race.
4:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Michael Grebe to co-host fundraiser for state superintendent candidate.

Local Politics

5:29am
Gonzalez for Fitchburg Mayor. Fitchburg firefighter, defense attorney, and 2-term city council member announces Campaign Kickoff Event.

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Governor

4:34am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Walker right to take lead against heroin.

Budget

2:28pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin Budget Project report details effects of state funding cuts for teachers.

Senate Floor Session

3:07pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Senate opens session with bipartisan jobs bill.

12:28pm
Daily Reporter. Senate to vote on rules, cheese plant.

Legislative

3:17pm
Various Organizations. Memo to legislators requesting co-sponsors of the REINS Act.
3:08pm
Sen. Shilling. Protect seniors by extending SeniorCare.
2:31pm
Rep. Neylon. Isssues statement on Robotics Participation Grant Program.
12:26pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Speaker appoints to key committees.
11:36am
Rep. Thiesfeldt, Sen. Feyen. Announce listening sessions.
9:01am
Rep. Nygren. Updated Prescription Drug Monitoring Program goes live.

4:36am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Wisconsin Democrats propose medical marijuana referendum.
4:33am
WJFW. Assembly Speaker Vos fires back at retired Rhinelander judge's critical resignation from state Ethics Commission.

State Agencies

4:14pm
DOR. Form 1099-G available online - use if itemizing your federal tax return.
3:06pm
DNR. New lake trout opportunities, brown trout stocking are topics for Lake Michigan fisheries meetings.
2:32pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Communities receive $967,000 for projects.
2:09pm
DSPS. Launches enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
1:55pm
SWIB. Announces 2016 WRS preliminary returns; earns $1.1 billion over market returns.
11:37am
DATCP. Rustic log furniture could harbor pests, DATCP cautions.
9:38am
Group Health Cooperative. Farrow: "It seems to me: Competitive model works for Wisconsin."

3:40pm
WISC. Wisconsin state retirement funds grow in 2016.
4:35am
Chippewa Herald. DNR chief Cathy Stepp says she didn't know Donald Trump climate 'hoax' view.

Statewide

3:09pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. New year, new mission - put an end to big-money politics.
12:47pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Celebrates the lowest drop in abortions since 1974.
11:48am
Elder Rights Project. Expands statewide to help victims of abuse.
8:51am
Wisconsin Corn Growers Association. Lizzy Schultz selected as new Communications Specialist.
4:46am
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Wisconsin stations break awards submission record, again.
4:45am
Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Statewide concrete design award winners.

4:37am
Baraboo News Republic. Conservationists sue federal agencies over Sauk Prairie Recreation Area.

Education

3:23pm
UW-Madison. Nuts and bolts business meets 21st century tech, with help from UW.
12:59pm
UW-Platteville. Faculty forum to explore Hip Hop.
12:02pm
DPI. Rhinelander High School teacher named Global Educator of the Year.
10:04am
UW-Madison. Calorie restriction lets monkeys live long and prosper.
9:55am
Forest County Potawatomi Foundation. Announces new scholarship program for Wisconsin students.
4:44am
Wisconsin State Education Convention. Brings together school leaders.

Local

10:46am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Madison Food Policy Council announces 2017 SEED grant cycle.

Congress

2:53pm
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Barrasso, Enzi, Baldwin, Klobuchar. Introduce bipartisan gray wolf bill.
2:25pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Franken, Warren. Delay Tom Price hearing until ethics concerns are investigated & addressed.
12:54pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Introduces bipartisan bill to increase affordability of higher education for Wisconsin families.

12:57pm
The Hill. CBO: 18 million could lose coverage after ObamaCare repeal.
5:14am
Politico. Ryan and Trump set for Medicare showdown.
4:36am
Duluth News Tribune. Duffy, in town hall, defends conservative views.
4:34am
WBAY. Rep. Gallagher holds roundtable on health care.
4:32am
WISC. Ryan says he's 'on the same page' with Trump.
4:32am
Wisconsin State Journal. Paul Ryan and U.S. police chiefs meet in Janesville to discuss deadly force.
4:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Baldwin: 'Pretty tough' questions of DeVos coming in confirmation hearing.
4:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Reps. Sensenbrenner, Moore differ on future of ACA.

Politics

2:24pm
Rae for DNC Secretary. Mayor Tom Barrett endorses.
11:35am
Evers for State Superintendent. Shows statewide support heading into 2017.

12:27pm
Stevens Point Journal. Vendors write off part of Scott Walker campaign debt.

Monday January 16, 2017

Governor

4:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tonette Walker promotes trauma-informed care in State of the State.

Budget

4:32am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Federal agency warns state on road plan.
4:18am
Beloit Daily News. UW-Rock anxiously awaits tuition plans.

Legislative

4:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. DNR's Cathy Stepp says a law on water use would help.
4:24am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Editorial: Add redistricting reform to legislative agenda.
4:17am
Chippewa Herald. Secretary Cathy Stepp hopes DNR won't be broken up -- not yet.

State Agencies

4:29am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Position cuts, mission shift lead to scaled-back DNR.
4:25am
Wisconsin Watch. Wisconsin misses chances to cut risk of lead exposure in drinking water.

Economy/Business

2:03pm
Xcel Energy. Wisconsin hydro operations set generation record.

4:34am
Twin-Cities Pioneer Press. Newport business responds to Wisconsin's incentives, plans move.
4:23am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Groups unite to give Wisconsin image a makeover.

Statewide

2:13pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Opposition to health care repeal building across Wisconsin.
2:08pm
DPW. Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
2:07pm
RENEW Wisconsin. 2016's standout renewable energy projects to receive recognition this week.
2:04pm
PDPW. 2017 business conference, 25th anniversary & agenda released.
2:03pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Senator Johnson honors Martin Luther King Jr. 
2:01pm
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
2:00pm
One Wisconsin Institute. Statements on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
1:59pm
Gov. Walker. Honors life, work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

5:15am
Daily Reporter. Report shows $836 billion national backlog for highway and bridge work.

Courts

5:15am
Racine Journal Times. Flynn among retired judges petition for new recusal rules.
4:21am
WBAY. Wisconsin Supreme Court will not hear Neenah teachers' lawsuit.

Education

4:20am
WEAU. Wisconsin considers easing teacher licensing rules.
4:18am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Officials mum on UW-Oshkosh investigation.

Local

2:05pm
Bublr Bikes. Names veterans non-profit leader Sally Sheperdson as new executive director.
4:37am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 13 arrests.

Congress

4:44am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Awarded Army decoration for Distinguished Civil Service from Secretary Eric Fanning.
4:43am
One Wisconsin Now. Calls for Walker, Ryan to condemn Trump attack on hero John Lewis.
4:41am
Voces de la Frontera. Thousands march in Milwaukee to defend immigrant & refugee rights.

5:29am
The Hill. Trump's healthcare plan will offer 'insurance for everybody': report.
4:52am
WISN. U.S. Rep. Duffy: There is energy, excitement leading up to Trump's inauguration.
4:34am
WKOW. Rep. Mark Pocan announces he won't attend Trump's inauguration.
4:33am
Janesville Gazette. Mark Pocan addresses concerns, looks for solutions in town hall meeting.
4:31am
Sheboygan Press. Hundreds rally for Obamacare.
4:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Obama leaves with two-sided political legacy in Wisconsin.
4:20am
WSAW. Sen. Baldwin calls on Trump's cabinet nominees to disclose payments from former employees.

Politics

2:06pm
Holtz for State Superintendent. Interview with Vicki McKenna.

5:18am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tammy Baldwin on fighting Donald Trump and fixing what ailed Democrats in 2016.
5:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Candidates for state superintendent meet in first forum.

Friday January 13, 2017

Governor

11:37am
Gov. Walker. Declares today Green and Gold Day.

10:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker comments on DNR scrubbing of climate change language.
4:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Opponents say Walker's opioid plan doesn't do enough.
4:43am
WXOW. Broadband issue hits home with farmers.

Budget

9:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Cut UW tuition only if state funding goes up.
4:46am
Cap Times. UW-Madison student group applauds Scott Walker's vow to cut tuition in next budget.

Legislative

1:12pm
Sen. Bewley. State of the states isn't found in Madison speech.
9:32am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Report fraud, waste, and mismanagement in state government to Legislative Audit Bureau Hotline (1-877-FRAUD-17).
9:16am
LAB. Report 17-1: Beinnial Report. Briefing sheet. Mobile briefing sheet.
5:00am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: New DNR report: Who should pay to protect and encourage fish and wildlife?

10:50am
The Hill. Marijuana reforms flood state legislatures.
5:34am
Door County Pulse. Mixed reaction to Rep. Joel Kitchens' 'Blue Lives Matter' legislation.
4:48am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Hansen pushing redistricting reform bill.
4:42am
Wisconsin Watchdog. Wisconsin lawmakers reintroduce REINS Act.

State Agencies

4:07pm
DSPS. Meetings, week of Jan. 16.
2:02pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Issues permits.
1:33pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Jan. 16-22.
1:09pm
Sen. Taylor. Blasts MOU targeting Sherman Park funding.
10:46am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Jan. 16-20.
9:34am
DFI. And Milwaukee sign $2 million agreement to provide funds for neighborhood rehabilitation.
4:57am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

1:35pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's PSC also cut climate topics from site.
4:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Schimel: Focus on prevention to address rising meth use in Wisconsin.

Economy/Business

1:14pm
Bunker Labs Wisconsin. Launches 2017 Innovator Academy.
9:53am
Northwestern Mutual. Announces venture capital commitment.

9:54am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Northwestern Mutual launches $50M foray into venture capital.
8:57am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. USDA confirms record crop predictions for 2016.
5:35am
Madison.com. Millennials are falling behind their boomer parents.
4:54am
Reuters. Enbridge may face tough legal battle to keep 60-year-old pipeline running.
4:49am
Daily Reporter. Pay between college grads and everyone else at a record gap.

Environment/Outdoors

11:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Path of least resistance.

Statewide

9:55am
Survival Coalition. People with disabilities want to see ACA replacement plan that keeps key protections.
9:05am
Midwest Food Products Association. Scholarships available for 2017-18.

1:31pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Report: Wisconsin one of the worst states of racial disparity.
5:55am
USA Today. Marijuana can help some patients, but doctors say more research needed.
4:53am
WISC. State, federal tax refunds may be delayed for some.
4:45am
Stevens Point Journal. Walker, health execs: State shouldn't lose from Obamacare repeal.
4:43am
Wisconsin State Journal. Ron Johnson to fellow Republicans: Health care law 'not going to be fixed overnight.'
4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Obamacare opponents support laws' main purpose.

Education

2:46pm
UW-Stout. West Salem leads qualifying for state DECA competition.
1:56pm
UW-River Falls. Student named Bruce F. Vento Science Educator Scholarship recipient.
1:18pm
UW-Madison. UW financial literacy program wins Governor's award.
10:35am
UW-Stout. Chancellor issues statement after arrest of suspect in Alnahdi death.
10:31am
UW System. Cramer named UW System Vice President for Administration.

Local

1:17pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Sheriff's deputy arrests woman for felony DUI-4th.

Congress

4:26pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins young Wisconsinites to discuss Republican plan to take away affordable health care for young students and workers.
3:49pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Supports the U.S. House's efforts to repeal Obamacare.
3:47pm
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Speaker Paul Ryan lies about access to health care in Wisconsin.
2:44pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on Republican budget proposal.
1:54pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces she will oppose Senator Jeff Sessions' nomination for U.S. Attorney General.
1:19pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Coalition sends letter to Chairman Alexander supporting nomination of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education.
1:10pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Joins house Foreign Affairs Committee.
10:47am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Congressional Progressive Caucus: House GOP vote twice within 24 hours to allow cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
9:35am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Named co-chair of Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus.

4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrats, immigrant rights groups set rallies.
4:52am
WBAY. Sen. Baldwin pushes "Dairy Pride Act" to crack down on non-dairy "milk" products.
4:46am
Cap Times. Mark Pocan, LGBT congressmen send letter opposing Betsy DeVos as education secretary.
4:36am
Politico. Ryan breaks with Trump - gently.

Federal Agencies

5:21am
Reuters. FBI investigated over pre-election decisions on Clinton email.

Politics

3:52pm
Walker for Governor. Statement on governor retiring debt from presidential run.
4:59am
Evers for State Superintendent. Statement on creation of state board of education.

4:05pm
Fox 11. Walker pays off presidential campaign debt.
4:50am
Wisconsin State Journal. State superintendent candidate in favor of converting low-performing schools.
4:47am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Vote recount raised 'human error' concerns.

Local Politics

2:57pm
Smith for Fitchburg Alder. Community leaders in Fitchburg and across Dane County endorse.

Thursday January 12, 2017

Governor

4:17pm
Gov. Walker. Announces up to $3 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training grants available.
10:09am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address: Working and Winning for Wisconsin.
5:22am
NFIB Wisconsin. Small business looks forward to continued growth in 2017.

Budget

12:01pm
Rep. Hintz. Incoming revenue estimates could signal big budget problems.
9:28am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Letter from SE Wisconsin local leaders to Joint Finance regarding transportation budget.
5:26am
School District of Baraboo. Resolution: To create catch up provision for low revenue limit per member districts.

5:01am
WJFW. Assembly Speaker Vos questions Gov. Walker's transportation plan, wants to keep all options on the table.
4:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Public policy leaders and lawmakers meet to discuss transportation funding gap.
4:32am
McClatchy DC. Walker's Wisconsin tuition idea shuffles political alliances.
4:31am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Toll roads remain a possibility for Wisconsin road-funding woes: Nygren.
4:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker discusses tuition cut, possible judge pay raises during stops throughout the state.
4:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker's proposal would be first University of Wisconsin tuition cut in decades.
4:21am
WQOW. Governor Scott Walker elaborates plan to cut tuition costs in Wisconsin.
4:18am
WSAU. UWSP reacts to Walker's tuition cut promise.
4:17am
WSAW. Walker says UW tuition cut will be 'significant.'
4:16am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker: Tuition cuts will be funded.
4:15am
Cap Times. Scott Walker stands firm on no gas tax, registration fee increases in State of the State.
4:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker: UW to get more money.
4:12am
Chippewa Herald. Walker ties state money for UW to performance standards.

Legislative

10:10am
Sen. Carpenter. Weekly Democratic radio address: "Save Our SeniorCare."

1:28pm
Fox 11. Key Wisconsin Republican says protecting insurance priority.
4:51am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Lawmaker applauds new effort to delist gray wolf.

State Agencies

3:14pm
DATCP. Awareness: the key to a scam-free 2017.
12:47pm
DHS. Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

6:38am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Starkenburg named 2017 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs.

Economy/Business

1:35pm
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employment Update.

1:23pm
La Crosse Tribune. Timber company says that building frac sand facility is the only way to stop clear cutting.

Environment/Outdoors

5:00am
WJFW. No Northwoods CWD-positive tests yet among wild deer; county meetings to consider changing policies.
4:41am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Fishermen help DNR form whitefish plan

Statewide

3:08pm
COWS. Wisconsin's extreme racial disparity.
9:46am
Midwest Food Products Association. Applauds National Academy of Sciences Fruit and Vegetable WIC recommendations.
4:26am
FBI Milwaukee. And Wisconsin DOJ partners release results of 2016 statewide meth study.

4:27am
WISC. Meth use in Wisconsin nearly tripled over last 4 years, according to study.
4:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Financing method to cut energy waste expands statewide.
4:19am
Cap Times. Report: Presidential candidates owe Wisconsin cities tens of thousands of dollars for campaign events.
4:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Changes to Obamacare, Medicaid could have big impact in state.

Courts

11:29am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Files amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court challenges federal one-size-fits-all rules for transgender students.
9:06am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Patrick K. Kozel.

Education

2:33pm
UW-Madison. With $1.1 million grant, 'public humanities' program gains ground.
1:36pm
UW-Madison. A data tool for homeowners to make rain gardens more effective.
1:18pm
UW-Rock County. Register now for continuing education classes.
12:20pm
UW-Madison. Former UW geneticist, Nobel laureate Smithies dies.
12:19pm
UW-Stout. Baldrige impact evident 15 years later in Student Jobs Program.
11:19am
Wisconsin Budget Project. In wake of spending cuts, Wisconsin schools are having difficulty hiring teachers, new report shows. Report.

Local

11:28am
Bublr Bikes. "Challenge" residents to ride outdoors in February, offer prizes.

1:33pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. La Crosse County had most drug overdoses ever in 2016.
5:27am
Baraboo News Rebublic. Baraboo seeks input on wheel tax.
4:59am
WBAY. Green Bay aldermen propose wheel tax.
4:52am
Duluth News Tribune. Anti-mine group turns attention to Enbridge pipelines.
4:30am
WUWM. Waukesha pushes forward on Lake Michigan plan, despite Great Lakes mayors' pushback.
4:28am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Oshkosh city council pauses wheel tax plan.

Congress

2:49pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Introduces the ATF Elimination Act.
2:48pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Hatch, Feinstein, Sensenbrenner, and Swalwell introduce bipartisan, bicameral Rapid DNA legislation.
12:02pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Openly gay members of Congress raise serious concerns about Betsy DeVos' record on LGBT equality.
11:03am
MacIver Institute. Joins coalition urging Senate to confirm Pruitt for EPA. Letter.
9:28am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Stands up for Wisconsin dairy farmers.

12:22pm
CNN. Republicans 'don't have total agreement' on Obamacare.
4:40am
Racine Journal Times. In interview, Ryan downplays Trump reports, pushes quick ACA repeal.
4:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Glenn Grothman: Donald Trump right to slam drug companies.
4:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ron Johnson praises Trump nominee Rex Tillerson.

Politics

1:24pm
Humphries for State Superintendent. It's time for genuine accountability for educational results in Wisconsin.

1:26pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin superintendent candidate calls for state board.

Wednesday January 11, 2017

State of the State Address

4:39pm
Rep. August. Applauds Gov. Walker's State of State Address.
2:27pm
Rep. Edming. Statement on 2017 State of the State Address.
2:18pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Supports Governor Walker's focus on employment, education, high-quality Medicaid, healthcare access, and trauma informed care.
1:11pm
Rep. Taylor. Repeal corporate tax giveaways to fund UW tuition cut.
1:08pm
Wisconsin Economic Development Association. Gov. Walker elevates workforce and broadband in State of the State.
4:40am
Holtz for State Superintendent. Statement following Governor Walker's State of the State Address.
4:39am
Wisconsin BPDD. Supports governor's statements on jobs, education, and keeping high-quality Medicaid supports.
4:37am
The Arc. Supports Governor Walker's focus on people with disabilities in the workforce and maintaining high quality Medicaid programs.
4:36am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. State of the State highlights Medicaid coverage. Questions for Policymakers.
4:33am
Sen. Johnson. Statement on State of the State Address.

9:05am
Chippewa Herald. Lawmakers: Don't forget local schools.
5:16am
WBAY. Governor proposes lower UW tuition; lawmakers say show us the money.
4:26am
Daily Reporter. Walker promises record increase in transportation aid to local governments.
4:24am
Cap Times. UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank calls on state to pay for Scott Walker's promised tuition cut.
4:20am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker surprises with call for UW tuition cut.
4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker proposes in-state tuition cut for UW System.
4:16am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Democrats on State of the State: 'Wisconsin deserves better.'
4:14am
WTMJ. Local lawmakers split on Walker's speech.
4:13am
WISC. UW leaders react to Walker tuition cut idea.
4:13am
Fox 11. Lawmakers react to Gov. Walker's State of the State Address.
4:11am
WKBT. Governor Walker talks expanding workforce in 'State of the State.'

Governor

4:02pm
Gov. Walker. Column: Working and winning for Wisconsin.
1:12pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker solution to student loan debt crisis he helped create: 'Call a bank.'
12:44pm
PSC. Governor Walker proposes increase to rural broadband grants.
10:38am
Gov. Walker. Travels throughout Wisconsin for State of the State Tour.

3:56pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Official: Food stamp drug tests would violate federal law.

Budget

2:35pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Milwaukee leaders make case for more state funding.
11:54am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker teases budget at La Crosse visit.
4:48am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee Mayor Barrett 'offensive' will seek to change minds in Madison, state about city.
4:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Time to renegotiate city's shared revenue deal.

Legislative

11:34am
Sen. Miller, Rep. Mason. Introduce Water Sustainability Act.

10:06am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Former State Rep. Bies: Fighting opioid abuse takes innovation.
9:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ex-DNR secretaries: Keep agency intact.
4:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Five former DNR secretaries slam effort to divide agency.

State Agencies

10:37am
DVA. Grants now available for non-profit organizations to help veteran entrepreneurs, improve employment.

10:29am
Cap Times. Dane County, Department of Corrections downplay impact of parole revocations.
4:25am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wisconsin DOT partners with crowd-sourced traffic app Waze.
4:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker taps former mining lobbyist for DOT post.
4:19am
La Crosse Tribune. 21,000 employed through FoodShare jobs program; 64,000 lost benefits.
4:15am
WJFW. Former GAB member: Kinney did 'right thing' in resigning from Ethics Commission 'doomed to failure.'

Statewide

2:58pm
Wisconsin Counties Association. Relases Web Extra on the impact of Wisconsin's drug epidemic on children.

Courts

3:17pm
Coalition of Retired Judges. To ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to adopt standards to limit cash influence in judiciary.  Petition. Petition Cover Sheet.
4:35am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts 13 new cases.

2:21pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Former judges seek rules on campaign donations.

Education

3:54pm
UW-Stout. Packers announcer: Success requires right mix of people, trust.
11:45am
DPI. Wisconsin receives $2 million grant to improve career pathways.

Local

10:22am
Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Milwaukee river basin receives below average grade for a fourth year in a row.

10:26am
WSAW. Drug 8x more powerful than morphine found in Wisconsin Rapids.

Congress

3:13pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Agrees with Trump on pharmaceuticals.
1:54pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement after Commerce Committee hearing on nomination of Elaine Chao for Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
1:53pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Introduces bill to lower over-the-counter drug prices for Wisconsin families.
1:03pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces amendment to oppose legislation that would make young Americans sick again.
12:43pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Named to House Appropriations Committee.
9:01am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for disclosure of Trump cabinet nominee's golden parachute bonus payouts.
8:59am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Announces U.S. Service Academy nominees from Wisconsin's Fifth Congressional District.

5:07am
Reuters. Obama pushes values and prods Trump in final, emotional address.
4:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. Northern Wisconsin congressman looks to remove gray wolves as endangered.

Tuesday January 10, 2017

State of the State Address

3:25pm
Gov. Walker. Delivers 2017 State of the State Address.
3:12pm
Gov. Walker. State of the State Address text.
11:36am
Gov. Walker. Excerpts from 2017 State of the State Address.

4:15pm
Cap Times. 'We are working and winning': Scott Walker touts optimism for Trump administration in State of the State.
3:49pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Walker promises to lower UW tuition, touts tax cuts.
3:46pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker: Wisconsin is 'working and winning.'
1:06pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker to lay out agenda ahead of potential re-election bid.
1:04pm
Janesville Gazette. The Latest: Walker to promise more money for schools.

State of the State Reaction

5:58pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Rep. Ripp.
5:21pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Rep. Wachs. Rep. Shankland. Rep. Bowen. Rep. TIttl.
5:16pm
Sen. Stroebel. Rep. Kuglitsch. Rep. Murphy. Sen. Taylor. Rep. Vruwink.
4:59pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Sen. Hansen. Sen. Cowles. Sen. Hansen. Rep. Summerfield.
4:43pm
Rep. Petryk. Rep. Hutton. Rep. Rohrkaste. Rep. Vorpagel.
4:40pm
Rep. Spiros. Rep. Duchow. WEAC. Rep. Nygren. Rep. Rob Brooks.
4:30pm
Rep. Steffen. Rep. Barca. Rep. Allen. Rep. Swearingen. Rep. Snyder.
4:25pm
Sen. Vinehout. Rep. Knodl. Sen. Roth.
4:22pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Rep. Macco. Rep. Krug. Rep. Spreitzer. Rep. Taylor. Sen. Ringhand.
4:07pm
Rep. ConsidineRep. Novak. Rep. Ohnstad. Rep. Steineke. Rep. Stafsholt.
4:03pm
Rep. Schraa. UW-Madison Chancellor Blank. Rep. Kooyenga. Rep. Kitchens. Sen. Larson.
4:00pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Rep. Subeck. Sen. Lasee. Rep. Sargent. Sen. Miller.
3:56pm
Sen. Vukmir.  DPWSen. Fitzgerald. Speaker Vos. Rep. Zamarripa. Rep. Zamarripa (Spanish).
3:46pm
Humphries for State Superintendent. Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin.
3:33pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Scott Walker offers recycled advice instead of solutions for Wisconsin's growing student loan debt crisis in State of the State speech.
3:32pm
Sen. Nass. Governor Walker's call to cut UW System tuition.
3:26pm
Wauwatosa S.O.S. Statement on Governor Scott Walker's "State of the State" address.
3:18pm
Sen. Shilling. Senate Dem Leader reacts to State of the State.
2:52pm
Rep. Hintz. Mistaking blindness for a bright future.
2:20pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Response to Governor Walker's State of the State.
12:56pm
One Wisconsin Now. State of the State 2017: Scott Walker is a failed governor.
12:54pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Small business seeks continued support from governor at home as optimism soars at home.
10:03am
Rep. Hintz. State of denial address.

Governor

4:22am
WFRV. Local politicians hope to see road repairs, job creation for Wisconsin in 2017.
4:21am
WBAY. Gov. Walker prepares for "State of the State" address Tuesday; Lawmakers discuss expectations.
4:20am
WKBT. Local lawmakers expect transportation, infrastructure during 'State of the State.'
4:09am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Dems call on Walker to address economy, roads.

Budget

4:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee leaders call for more state shared revenue.

Legislative

4:44pm
Sen. Tiffany, Rep. Jarchow. Support federal legislation to delist gray wolf.

3:29pm
Wisconsin Public Radio.  Northern Wisconsin lawmaker wants to repeal mining moratorium law.
5:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Republicans plan to revive high-capacity wells bill.
5:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. School finance overhaul no easy task.
4:20am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Wisconsin lawmakers want 'sliding scale' for welfare benefits.
4:19am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Wisconsin lawmaker proposes 'Blue Lives Matter' legislation.

State Agencies

2:30pm
DOT. Secretary Dave Ross names Bob Seitz as department's deputy secretary.
2:06pm
DNR. Weekly news.
10:09am
DOT. Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program.

1:02pm
Fox 11. Election officials: Wisconsin presidential recount cost $2M
4:23am
Fox 11. State D.O.C. partners with ThedaCare to tackle local heroin problem.
4:13am
Marshfield News-Herald. State sites still teach about climate change.

Economy/Business

3:52pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Nominations requested for Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards.
7:52am
New Glarus Brewing Company, Ardagh Group. Announce new agreement.

Statewide

4:54pm
Anthem BlueCross & BlueShield. Renews commitment to lung health, sponsoring Fight for Air Climb.
12:38pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. One of America's most admired African-Americans to deliver keynote address at Wisconsin's Martin Luther King Day celebration.
10:11am
Wisconsin Builders Association. 85% of Wisconsin homeowners satisfied with their builder, landmark Wisconsin homewoner satisfaction and preferences study says.

4:45am
AP. U.S. move to secure election systems meets criticism.

Courts

3:35pm
News & Observer. Supreme Court puts 2017 NC legislative election on hold.

Education

3:53pm
UW-Platteville. Soils team tops in international contest.
1:57pm
UW-Stout. ROTC cadets selected for competitive overseas training program.
10:07am
UW-Madison. Byzantine skeleton yields 800-year-old genomes from a fetal infection.
5:21am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Responds to Evers/DPI over ESSA claims.

Local

3:25pm
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. On the passing of Marlene Johnson-Odom.

4:13am
Wisconsin State Journal. Greater Madison Chamber pushes for F-35.

Congress

3:31pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces amendment to prohibit ACA repeal from increasing the deficit.
2:53pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Chairman Johnson opening statement: "Nomination of General John F. Kelly, USMC (Ret.), to be Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security."
11:48am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Introduces bill to help families of Wisconsin veterans receive service medals.

3:51pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Mark Pocan creates public education-focused caucus to oppose Betsy DeVos.
4:24am
WXOW. Kind weighs in on President-elect, Republican majority.
4:15am
Chippewa Herald. Duffy: Obamacare will die, but not for now.
4:15am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Duffy discusses Russia, ACA at town hall meeting.

Politics

1:01pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Mayor will challenge for state Democratic Party leadership.
4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. After a major defeat for the left, a Wisconsin Democrat announces his run for DNC secretary.
4:14am
Janesville Gazette. Write-in candidate seeks to shake up superintendent race.

Monday January 9, 2017

Governor

3:18pm
RPW. Governor Walker's bold reforms are driving the Wisconsin comeback.
12:25pm
Gov. Walker. 2017 State of the State Address to stream live tomorrow.

2:11pm
Chippewa Herald. St. Joseph's Hospital CEO optimistic about governor's actions against opioid abuse.
5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Walker's leadership key in fight against heroin.
4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker: State to super-size Cream Puff Pavilion.
4:33am
Fox 11. Gov. Walker to address workforce issues during State of the State.
4:31am
NBC 15. Walker appoints acting secretaries of 2 state agencies.
4:31am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. In Walker's State of State, don't look for big reveal.

Budget

9:01am
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Corporate lobbying for judges' enrichment is just wrong.

8:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Brad Schimel seeks $4.8 million in raises for state prosecutors.
4:59am
WISN. Wisconsinites split on whether to raise gas tax for transportation fund.
4:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Outdoor groups open to fee increases suggested by DNR.
4:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin judges seeking 16% pay hike.
4:19am
Kenosha News. Parkside gathering local support for state budget request.

Legislative

4:17pm
Rep. Riemer. Holding Attorney General Schimel's government waste accountable.
9:06am
Rep. Sanfelippo. To participate in healthcare panels.

5:09am
Duluth News Tribune. Wisconsin Republicans press on with attempts to limit abortion rights.
5:08am
WISC. In Wisconsin, signs of GOP softening on medical marijuana.
4:56am
Chippewa Herald. Proposal: Parents could ask for students to be drug tested.
4:55am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Trempealeau's Danou leaves Capitol with unfinished business.
4:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Complaining of bias on campus, Republicans push for 'intellectual diversity' at UW schools.
4:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Expand broadband across Wisconsin.
4:22am
Cap Times. Advocates for survivors of sexual abuse blast Steve Nass for politicizing UW anti-violence effort.

State Agencies

9:38am
ThedaCare. Partners with Wisconsin Department of Corrections for innovative Vivitrol Program.
9:04am
AG Schimel. Thanks Wisconsin's law enforcement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

2:47pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR scrubbed climate wording after newspaper query.
2:12pm
Janesville Gazette. UW faculty angry at Wisconsin agency climate change revision.
4:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Estimate: Proposed child support changes affects .04 percent of parents.
4:51am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Hoan Bridge safety issues must be addressed.
4:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's public defender: Kelli Thompson.

Economy/Business

10:40am
WMC. POLL: Wisconsinites more optimistic about economic growth in 2017.

4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Dairy producers ready for better milk prices in 2017.
4:27am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Chicago baking company to expand into Pleasant Prairie, could create 300 jobs.

Statewide

10:15am
Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation. Dr. James Morgenroth new president.
9:41am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Wisconsin student entires welcome by Jan. 31 for 2017 Governor's Business Plan Contest.
5:04am
PDPW. Cornerstone Dairy Academy, application deadline: Jan. 31.
5:03am
Arts Wisconsin. Arts Day 2017.

4:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Study: Wisconsin could see more than 30,000 new cases of cancer this year.

Courts

5:05am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. We need you to help end partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin!

Education

12:27pm
DPI. Evers commends National Teacher of the Year finalist Chris Gleason.
10:23am
Marquette University. Sportscaster, 'McGuire' plawright Enberg goes 'On the Issues' at Marquette Law School.
10:17am
UW-River Falls. CHS Inc. and CHS Foundation recognized for outstanding service to UWRF.

4:20am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Local leaders outline priorities for 2017.

Local

3:16pm
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Announces launch of Together Truax.
2:01pm
City of Madison. Radion-an invisible threat to your family's health.
5:01am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 9 arrests.

4:26am
Racine Journal Times. Fight over Waukesha water plan not over.

Congress

3:57pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Introduces the Working Parents Tax Relief Act to help working families.
2:02pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces amendment to protect Medicare and Medicaid.
9:00am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Democrats introduce bill to require president and vice president to fully divest personal finance conflicts of interest.

2:13pm
Cap Times. Sen. Tammy Baldwin: 'The system is rigged.'
2:13pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ron Johnson says he take Russian hacking threat 'very seriously.'
5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Green Bay lawmaker reflects on GOP differences on Russia.
4:57am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Ron Johnson: Trump 'political equivalent of a disruptive technology.'
4:52am
Cap Times. Congressional effort to defund Planned Parenthood could affect 50,000 patients in Wisconsin.
4:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin's climate may need to adapt to Donald Trump.
4:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Former congressman says Republican are being reckless in dismantling ACA.
4:23am
Politico. GOP leaders slow-walk Trump's infrastructure plan.
4:21am
WKOW. Sen. Baldwin's concerns over Russian involvement in U.S. runs beyond hacking scandal.

Politics

3:17pm
Humphries for State Superintendent. Calls for DPI to give voters a voice on ESSA implementation.
9:03am
RPW. Announces new Press Secreatary.

Local Politics

11:47am
Smith for Fitchburg Alder. (Updated) Over a dozen elected officials endorse.

Friday January 6, 2017

Governor

4:27pm
Gov. Walker. Names Acting Secretaries for DSPS and DVA.
2:26pm
Gov. Walker. Declares today Green and Gold Day.
2:08pm
DSPS. Announces launch of enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
2:05pm
Gov. Walker. Announces $6 million expansion and renovation of State Fair Park's Cream Puff Pavilion.
1:59pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Gov. Walker's opioid prevention plan does not match magnitude of the crisis.
11:57am
Rep. Hintz. Fighting opioid addiction means expanding Medicaid and reinstating earned release program.
11:55am
DOA. State agencies join Governor Walker's efforts to combat opioid abuse in Wisconsin.
10:33am
Gov. Walker. Honors 15 with 2016 financial literacy award.
9:36am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson applauds Wisconsin leadership for work on combating opioid abuse.

4:02pm
Cap Times. Critics say Scott Walker's plan to fight opiate abuse in Wisconsin falls short.
4:39am
Chippewa Herald. In stop at St. Joesph's Hospital, Walker steps up fight against opioid abuse. Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. 
4:36am
WISC. Walker says Wisconsin needs everyone in the workforce.
4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker addresses worker shortage, previews budget proposals in Madison.
4:29am
WISC. Governor's opioid proposals highlight ongoing shift from incarceration to treatment.

Budget

2:53pm
WKOW. Legislature looks at eliminating state utility tax in exchange for more road revenues.

Legislative

3:20pm
Rep. Rob Brooks. To accompany Congressman Sensenbrenner at district listening session.
2:54pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Tiffany and Jarchow's bad defense of their pro-polluter records.
2:28pm
Rep. Kitchens. Co-authors 'Wisconsin's Blue Lives Matter' bill.
4:57am
Sen. Darling. Calls for federal waiver to help workers leave welfare programs. Letter to Gov. Walker.
4:55am
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on conservative Milwaukee Alders' invitation to President-elect Trump. Spanish Release.
4:54am
Sen. Darling. Calls for federal waiver to help workers leave welfare programs.
4:52am
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, End Domestic Abuse WI. Advocates for victims of sexual and domestic violence call on Senator Nass to retract criticism of anti-violence program.

3:50pm
WJFW. Tiffany seeks repeal of state's mining moratorium law; Walker says it's "possible" a mining company could return to northern Wisconsin.
4:41am
WUWM. Wisconsin lawmakers propose dueling bills related to marijuana.
4:30am
WQOW. State lawmaker introduces Blue Lives Matter bill.

State Agencies

4:16pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Comdemns Group Insurance Board discrimination against transgender state employees.
2:49pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, January 9-15.
2:07pm
DWD. Meetings and hearings, January 9-13.
11:58am
DOT. Effective Sunday, Jan. 8, state's frozen road law will expand to include the entire state.
9:32am
DNR. Early trout season offers an angling alternative to ice fishing.
4:48am
ETF. Update: GIB action related to health coverage based on gender identity.

7:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. State veterans agency stymied request for report on liquid oxygen leak at King home.
4:32am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. County councils to discuss DNR's CWD plans.

Economy/Business

9:43am
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Payroll employement rises by 156,000 in December; unemployment rate changes little (4.7%).

9:42am
Reuters. Job growth slows, but wages rebound strongly.

Statewide

4:59am
Avid Ratings, Wisconsin Builders Association. Unveil customer satisfaction and market survey of Wisconsin homeowners.

2:48pm
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin tribe wants pipeline moved from its reservation.

Courts

9:37am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Braylon Seifert v. Kay M. Balink.
9:36am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Shawn G. Rice. 

2:56pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge questions need to revive John Doe suit.
4:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee police union appeals on residency, termination pay issues.
4:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Federal court panel receives final briefs in gerrymandering case.

Education

2:00pm
DPI. Video: Mental health in schools.
5:00am
UW-Stout. Voice of Green Bay Packers to speak Jan. 11 at student center.

Local

4:30am
WFRV. Getting the lead out in Two Rivers' water system.

Congress

2:43pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Applauds passage of REINS Act, calls for state passage.
2:03pm
One Wisconsin Now. Sen. Ron Johnson set to fast track setting clock back on civil rights, voting rights with nomination of Jeff Sessions as U.S. Attorney General.
9:33am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And senators to introduce legislation to lower prescription drug prices for seniors.
9:31am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Thanks Speaker Ryan for making the defunding of the nation's largest abortion provider a priority.
4:49am
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Speaker Ryan proposes to end funding for Planned Parenthood health services, leaving millions without health care.

5:38am
ABC News. Paul Ryan promises Republicans will complete 'Obamacare' replacement bill this year.
4:38am
CBS News. Paul Ryan indicates GOP will strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood.
4:33am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Congressman Kind open to higher spending on infrastructure.

Federal Agencies

9:34am
NOAA. Releases draft proposals for new national marine sanctuaries in Wisconsin and Maryland.

Politics

3:40pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Former union president likely to challenge state Democratic Party chairwoman.
5:37am
Governing. 2017-2018 governors' races: Where power is most and least likely to flip.
4:43am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Superintendent candidate's contract raises questions.

Local Politics

11:53am
Smith for Fitchburg Alder. Dane County Judge Everett Mitchell endorses.

Thursday January 5, 2017

Governor

3:29pm
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. Praises Governor Walker and Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse recommendations.
3:28pm
Wisconsin Counties Association. Commends Governor Walker for actions to fight heroin/opioid abuse.
3:26pm
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address: New year, same commitment to ending the opioid epidemic in Wisconsin.
2:12pm
One Wisconsin Now. Statements on GOP addiction to big pharma money.
2:10pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on Special Session.
1:04pm
Rep. Billings. Statement on report from Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse.
1:02pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Society praises Governor's call for special session to fight opioid abuse.
10:57am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Statement regarding recommendations from the Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse.
10:20am
Gov. Walker. Calls Legislature into Special Session and orders new actions in the fight against opioid abuse.

1:37pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker takes actions on heroin.
1:36pm
Cap Times. A list of legislative proposals from Wisconsin's opioid abuse task force.
11:01am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker calls for special session to address heroin epidemic.
4:34am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Governor Walker reschedules his State of the State address.

Budget

4:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Sen. Fitzgerald not yet sold on increasing UW System funding.

Legislative

4:11pm
Rep. Steffen. Introduces Blue Lives Matter legislation.
3:25pm
WMC. Lauds announcement of key regulatory reform legislation.
1:53pm
Sen. Hansen. Seeking sponsors for redistricting reform bill.
1:51pm
Rep. Allen. Introduces bills creating criminal penalties for lying on state licenses; fixing cell tower site issues.
1:04pm
Rep. Considine. Democratic Weekly Radio Address: "New Session, New Members, New Ideas."
1:03pm
Rep. Murphy. Inaugurated to third term.
12:52pm
Rep. Berceau. Republican continue to attack campus free speech.
11:19am
Sen. LeMahieu, Rep. Neylon. Reintroduce "REINS Act."
5:26am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: What it is like to be a new legislator.

2:25pm
Fox 6. Republicans reach deal on marijuana extract bill.
5:28am
CBS 58. Families hopeful state lawmakers will fix ineffective Lydia's Law this session.
5:16am
Governing. 13 issues for states to watch in 2017.
4:48am
WAOW. Lawmakers weigh in on tollway possibility.
4:37am
WKOW. DIGGING DEEPER: Wisconsin school funding formula overhaul to be examined.
4:32am
Cap Times. UW-Madison's 'Men's Project' program on masculine identity draws fire.
4:31am
Stevens Point Journal. Schools want input on expanding drug testing.
4:30am
Wausau Daily Harald. Northwoods Rep has changed name from Czaja.

State Agencies

3:29pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
10:59am
DOR. Redgranite man pleads guilty, sentenced in tax fraud scheme. Complaint.

1:35pm
Cap Times. Sen. Tammy Baldwin again asks federal veterans agency to investigate King home.

Economy/Business

12:54pm
Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest. Veteran mentors on call for biz plan contest entrants.

4:50am
WISN. Sears, Kmart closing additional stores across the country.
4:38am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Macy's to shutter another Wisconsin store as it reveals 68 more closures.
4:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Executives expect moderate economic growth for 2017.

Statewide

2:23pm
Pro-Life Wisconsin. Bringing pilgrims to marches for life in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
1:28pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Wisconsin workers stand with Kentucky union families.
9:12am
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts, & Letters. Announces the new Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2017-2018.

4:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Prepare to pay more at the pump.

Courts

1:38pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. State attorneys: Lawmakers should redraw maps in 2018.

Education

1:59pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Every Student Succeeds Act creates opportunities for Wisconsin, but obstacles with Evers, DPI exist.
1:26pm
DPI. Wisconsin to have computer science standards.
12:58pm
UW-Stout. After more than 20 years on campus, university police chief retiring.
12:53pm
Marquette University. Names new executive vice president for operations.
12:50pm
UW-River Falls. Workshop for Montessori educators examines visual literacy.

Local

11:17am
Bublr Bikes. Moving HQ, maintenance operation into Shops of Grand Avenue.

4:48am
WTMJ. Kenosha says Airbnbs will stay unregulated in city.

Congress

11:22am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Obamacare must by unwound cautiously.
9:10am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Column: Hitting the ground running.
9:09am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson looks to roll back last minute Obama regulations.
9:07am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins legislation calling on President-elect Trump, future presidential nominees to release tax returns.
5:25am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Votes in favor of oversight for midnight rules.
5:24am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Warren. Issue statement on Exxon-Mobil payout deal for Trump's Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson.

4:50am
WBAY. Rep. Gallagher: Reforming Obamacare is number-one topic for Republicans.
4:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Ron Kind opposes Nancy Pelosi as leader: 'Someone new would be a breath of fresh air.'
4:31am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Ron Johnson urges Senate work 24/7 to cut regulations.
4:30am
Daily Reporter. Health overhaul revisited.
4:27am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Gallagher ready to tackle issues in Congress.

Politics

2:11pm
Emerge Wisconsin. Announces next class of aspiring women political leaders.
12:59pm
Evers for State Superintendent. Wants more mental resources directed to our students.

1:36pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin liberals blame Democratic Party infrastructure for unopposed Supreme Court race.
4:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin presidential recount expected to come in vastly under budget.

Wednesday January 4, 2017

Governor

3:56pm
Gov. Walker. Requests Joint Session of the Legislature for 2017 State of the State Address. Letter to Senate President Roth, Speaker Vos.
5:21am
Gov. Walker. Appoints Polk County judge.

Budget

4:23am
Fox 21. UWS hopes for more state funding.
4:22am
Duluth News Tribune. Wisconsin DNR floats idea of raising hunting and fishing fees.

Legislative

4:30pm
Rep. VanderMeer. Begins second term.
3:34pm
Rep. Subeck. Sworn in for second term, announces 2017-2018 committee assignments.
12:52pm
Rep. Kremer. Sworn into office for a second term.
10:08am
Rep. Jarchow. Dan Tolan appointed to circuit court.
9:45am
Rep. Subeck. Statement on legislative calendar conflict with Jewish holiday.
9:43am
Rep. Hutton. Sworn in for his third term.

1:01pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin health care professionals may seek new work rules.
12:59pm
La Crosse Tribune. GOP legislator rips UW program questioning masculinity.
4:38am
Daily Reporter. Republicans begin session with big majorities, big fights ahead.
4:25am
La Crosse Tribune. Robin Vos: Lawmakers seeking campus carry need to build public support.
4:24am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Assembly Republicans to focus on transportation, school aid, workforce development.
4:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Republicans welcome larger majorities to state Capitol.
4:17am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Senate will likely revisit bill to ease regulations on high-capacity wells.
4:17am
WQOW. Fitzgerald open to reorganizing Department of Natural Resources.
4:16am
WSAU. Shankland talks plans for Finance Committee.
4:15am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Republicans in no rush to tackle campus carry, other controversial issues.
4:14am
WISC. Democrats worried about what GOP isn't saying.
4:13am
WTMJ. Wisconsin Senate leader says he's open to toll roads.
4:13am
WKOW. Medical marijuana is point of difference between state Republican leaders.
4:12am
WQOW. New Wisconsin state representatives take office.
4:11am
WFRV. State legislator hopes to make OWI consequences stricter in 2017.
4:10am
Fox 11. State lawmakers look to tackle tough issues this legislative session.

State Agencies

1:59pm
DOT. New online Driver Report of Crash to replace paper form.
9:43am
OCI. Administrative Actions December 2016.
5:22am
ETF. EMPOWER campaign earns government innovation honor.

4:16am
WBAY. Deaths on Wisconsin roads up 6% in 2016.

Economy/Business

4:24am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Mass layoffs in Wisconsin down 26% in 2016.

Education

3:52pm
UW-Stout. MFA in design students dig into history of Harvey Hall objects.
2:52pm
UW-Stevens Point. Gift creates endowed professorship.
2:32pm
UW-Madison. More frequent hurricanes not necessarily stronger on Atlantic coast.
11:30am
UW-Stout. University increases scholarship outreach to prospective students.

4:19pm
UW-Madison. Abrupt climate change could follow collapse of Earth's oceanic conveyor belt.

Local

2:54pm
CBS 58. Two aldermen want president-elect to visit Milwaukee.
4:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Report: Bus rapid transit would reduce car lanes.

Congress

1:03pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on congressional Republicans' plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
11:24am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson meets with President-elect Trump's nominee for Director of OMB, Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
9:41am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Whitehouse, Warren, Feinstein. Introduce bill to limit tax windfalls for billionaires in the Trump administration.

2:02pm
The Hill. Trump plans executive actions for ObamaCare repeal.
4:41am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Ribble: It's been 'rewarding' and 'frustrating.'
4:19am
WSAW. Back to business, new Congress sets legislative agenda.

Politics

1:54pm
One Wisconsin Now. Field set for private school voucher industry campaign cash chase.
5:23am
Holtz for State Superintendent. Statement on filing nomination papers for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
5:20am
Humphries for State Superintendent. Bipartisan statewide support propels John Humphries to the spring ballot.

2:40pm
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Conservatives eye Wisconsin state superintendent race. 
2:03pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State superintendent candidate receives $39K consulting contract after resigning from district.
4:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin schools chief faces 2 challengers.
4:19am
La Crosse Tribune. Jill Stein: $1.5 million refund could pay for new voter advocacy group.
4:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler running unopposed.
4:12am
WISC. Jill Stein launches Wisconsin recount group; County clerk says Stein abused recount option.

Local Politics

2:00pm
Smith for Fitchburg Alder. Founding charter member of the Dane County NAACP Nino Amato endorses.

Tuesday January 3, 2017

Inauguration

4:58pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Begins third term in 103rd State Legislature.
4:57pm
Milwaukee Cty Exec. Abele. Welcomes Legislature to 2017-18 session.
4:56pm
Rep. Sargent. Sworn-in to her third term in the State Assembly.
4:55pm
Rep. Quinn. Celebrates inauguration, announces committee chairmanship and membership.
4:54pm
Rep. Wachs. 2017-18 Assembly session begins.
4:53pm
Rep. Spiros. Statement on inauguration.
4:53pm
Rep. Nygren. Sworn in for sixth term.
4:52pm
Rep. Edming. Takes oath of office as 87th District Representative.
4:51pm
Rep. Snyder. Jobs and education top Rep. Snyder's agenda.
4:35pm
Rep. Swearingen. Promises to work hard for Northwoods in third term.
4:34pm
Rep. Katsma. Begins second term in State Legislature.
4:34pm
Rep. Horlacher. Sworn-in for second term.
4:33pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Takes oath of office for 2017-18 session.
4:32pm
Rep. Duchow. Sworn-in to represent the 99th Assembly District.
4:31pm
Rep. Ballweg. Sworn in for 103rd Wisconsin State Legislature.
4:30pm
Rep. Krug. Takes oath of office for fourth term.
4:30pm
Rep. Rob Brooks. Inaugurated for a second term.
4:29pm
Rep. Pope. Takes oath for eighth term in State Assembly.
4:28pm
Rep. Vorpagel. Sworn in to State Assembly.
4:27pm
Sen. Stroebel. Sworn-in to second term.
4:25pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Announces official inauguration and committee assignments. Spanish Release.
3:58pm
Rep. Steineke. Statement on inauguration of 103rd Wisconsin Legislature.
3:58pm
Rep. Steffen. Re-affirms commitment to his constituents and the State of Wisconsin.
3:56pm
Rep. Summerfield. To work for jobs & economy.
3:35pm
Sen. Shilling. Senate Dem Leader lays out priorities for 2017-18 session.
3:34pm
Sen. Johnson. Sworn in as Wisconsin State Senator.
3:33pm
Speaker Vos. Begins session calling for long-term solutions.
3:32pm
Rep. Vruwink. Inaugurated at State Capitol.
3:31pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Sworn in for second term, receives committee assignments, takes leadership post.
3:31pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Wisconsin's Ron Johnson sworn in for second term as United States Senator.
3:09pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Begins fourth term in State Assembly.
2:47pm
Sen. Feyen. Eager to get to work.
2:24pm
Rep. Goyke. Sworn in for third term.
2:23pm
Rep. Crowley. Sworn-in to State Legislature.
12:51pm
One Wisconsin Now. New state legislative session, same Republican leadership, same Republican failure.
12:25pm
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. Congratulates new Legislature on Inauguration Day.

Governor

1:23pm
Gov. Walker. Honoring our veterans: Announces $250,000 in grants awarded to 42 nonprofit organizations that serve veterans and their families.
4:39am
DPW. Gov. Scott Walker neglects Wisconsin, ignores problems facing Lincoln Hills.

4:14am
Chippewa Herald. Walker sees bright future ahead after difficult two years.

Budget

4:19am
Racine Journal Times. Pros and cons of toll roads debated.

Legislative

4:26pm
Sen. Nass. Appointed to chair three committees.
1:05pm
Rep. Hebl. Announces 2017-2018 committee assignments.
1:01pm
Rep. Sinicki. Statement regarding committee assignments.
12:53pm
Sen. Larson. Announces committee assignments for 2017-2018 legislative session.
11:52am
Sen. Tiffany, Rep. Jarchow. Column: Natural Resources policy needs bold change.
11:03am
Rep. Hesselbein. Announces committee assignments for 2017-19 legislative session.
9:00am
Rep. Considine. Announces committee assignments for 2017-2018 Legislative Session.
8:59am
Sen. Shilling. Letter to Sen. Fitzgerald regarding Senate Democratic committee recommendations.
4:38am
Rep. Shankland. Appointed to Joint Finance Committee.
4:37am
Rep. Wachs. Announces 2017-2018 committee assignments.

1:32pm
Racine Journal Times. Legislative session begins with large GOP majority, issues aplenty.
1:30pm
WEAU. Vos says he doesn't know what will be first bill.
5:00am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: UW course examining racism worthwhile.
4:32am
Chippewa Herald. Legislators asked to reinstate OWI vehicle seizure law.
4:28am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Assembly Democrats hoping to offer a 'more focused message' in upcoming session.
4:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Democrats brace for GOP changes as state Legislature returns.
4:25am
Fox 6. Fourth offense OWI now a felony in Wisconsin: "We're hopeful it does deter people."
4:24am
Chicago Tribune. Republican dominance hits mark not seen in half century. 
4:22am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Republicans to swear in largest majorities in decades, ask Trump for new authority.
4:16am
WSAU. Sen. Tiffany hints at change in state power.
4:15am
Wisconsin State Journal. As Donald Trump eyes infrastructure spending, state leaders assess impact for Wisconsin.
4:12am
Appleton Post Crescent. Madison lawmakers max out hometown perk.

State Agencies

2:48pm
DNR. Weekly news update.
2:47pm
DOT. State traffic deaths increased by nearly 6 percent in 2016.
1:35pm
DATCP. Clean water and renewable energy request for proposal now available.
12:04pm
DATCP. Alice in Dairyland applications now available.
8:57am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter, January 2017.
4:36am
Rep. Sargent. GIB pulls the rug out from under trans state employees.
4:36am
ETF. GIB takes action on health coverage based on gender identity.

4:20am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Prison spending held in check over past decade.
4:15am
Cap Times. Wisconsin would scrap transgender health benefits for state employees following legal actions.
4:13am
Wisconsin State Journal. Elections watchdog recommends more training, voter education about voter ID.

Economy/Business

8:55am
WMC. Wisconsin business leaders optimistic about U.S. economy, Trump presidency.

4:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dairy farmers have reason to be optimistic in 2017.
4:18am
Cap Times. Prediction for Wisconsin's economy in 2017: 'Solid, stable, growing, sluggish.'

Statewide

9:21am
YPWeek Wisconsin. Further expands to include 25 communities, 2017 Bubbler Awards applications open.
9:00am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Releases election observation report - findings and recommendations.
4:42am
Professional Dairy Producers Foundation. Makes grant decisions for education projects in 2017.

5:00am
Sheboygan Press. No insurance? No problem for thousands of drivers.
4:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin sign-ups for ACA plans steady.

Courts

4:19am
Cap Times. Both sides optimistic about success in redistricting case.

Education

1:29pm
Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson. Appoints Stefan Dostanic as Deputy County Clerk.
1:06pm
Marquette University. College of Communication and ASNE establish O'Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism.
11:45am
UW Credit Union. Relocates to permanent space in UW-La Crosse's Student Union.

Local

4:40am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 21 arrests.

4:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Mayor Paul Soglin reintroduces proposal to limit sleeping on Downtown sidewalks.
4:50am
Beloit Daily News. Casino interests start to deal again.
4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee reflects on another year of grim homicide numbers.

Congress

3:03pm
DPW. Did Wisconsin Republicans vote to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics?
2:46pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins call for bipartisan Senate Select Committee investigation of Russian interference in 2016 election, supports Obama administration sanctions against Russia.
1:00pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Congratulates Paul Ryan on his reelection as Speaker of the House.
11:54am
One Wisconsin Now. Paul Ryan's cave doesn't get House out of swamp.
11:50am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on Republican proposal to weaken Office of Congressional Ethics.

1:25pm
Reuters. U.S. Republicans start first day of Trump-era Congress on wrong foot.
4:43am
McClatchy DC. Republicans primed for push to dismantle Obama's policies.
4:26am
Bloomberg. House GOP votes to strip ethics office of independent status.

Politics

4:41am
Constitution Party of Wisconsin. The United Nations: An enemy of America.

1:04pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. High court justice may avoid opponent.
5:15am
Superior Telegram. Gubernatorial candidate focuses on saving children, ending abortion.
5:14am
Chippewa Herald. Possible Democratic gubernatorial candidates searching for answers.
4:21am
Fox 6. Jill Stein plans next steps for 'unhappy campers' as Wisconsin's recount costs less than $3.9 million estimate.
4:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's 2018 election outlook unclear.
4:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. Recount found thousands of errors, but no major flaws in state election system.

Local Politics

11:11am
Smith for Fitchburg Alder. Fitchburg Mayor Arnold endorses.

 

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