Thursday January 31, 2019 - Updated 4:44pm

Governor

3:41pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers: 'I know there's a nonpartisan way to solve' transportation funding question.
4:24am
WJFW. Evers declares 'Year of Clean Drinking Water'; local cities look to replace lead service lines.
4:18am
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers taps bipartisan task force to solve state's transportation funding shortage.

Budget

1:19pm
MacIver Institute. Good fiscal news another reminder that cutting taxes is the best path to prosperity for all.
8:53am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Focus #3: State budget picture brightens but concerns remain.
4:53am
Sen. Marklein. Statement on the Legislative Fiscal Bureau's revised revenue projections.

4:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Estimate: Wisconsin will have $1.8B in new revenue for next budget.

Legislative

4:24pm
Rep. Steffen. Assembly Committee chair calls for Foxconn transparency with Evers administration.
4:08pm
Sen. Shilling. Senate Democrats tout Comprehensive Health Care Protection Bill.
3:33pm
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Leave peaceful people alone.
1:18pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Introduces comprehensive health care protection bill.
11:13am
Rep. Sargent. And Sen. Larson introduce the Stop Unlimited Contributions Act.

4:22am
WQOW. Wisconsin lawmakers reintroduce prostitution surcharge bill.

State Agencies

3:45pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
10:37am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Weekly Democratic Radio Address: Winter weather update.

3:37pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Tony Evers' transportation secretary signals he wants to raise the gas tax or vehicle fees.

Economy/Business

1:10pm
Rep. Neubauer. Potential changes to Foxconn scope concerning.
4:53am
Sen. Taylor. Foxconn played Walker and Republican leadership.

3:18pm
WTMJ. 'It is NOT just a factory': Foxconn's Louis Woo pushes back on recent reports about company's commitment to Wisconsin.
1:14pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Credit rating agency Moody's issues cautionary note on local Foxconn debt.
11:21am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers, Foxconn say Wisconsin project moving forward.
10:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Report: Work on Foxconn plant suspended.
9:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Report says Foxconn suspending work on Wisconsin plant, Foxconn says plans are 'unchanged.'
4:37am
Nikkei Asian Review. Foxconn suspends $20bn in U.S. and China projects on growth fears.
4:31am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Foxconn details constructions plans for next 18 months. WTMJ.
4:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin wonders what's next for the $4 billion Foxconn deal. We did our best to answer.
4:29am
WISC. Republicans blame Evers as Foxconn reconsiders plans for Wisconsin campus.
4:28am
Chicago Tribune. Apple supplier Foxconn reconsidering its Wisconsin plans: Much-touted $10 billion plant might be R&D site instead.  Wisconsin State Journal. WKBT. WSAW.
4:23am
Fox 11. Foxconn changes not expected to impact Green Bay innovation center.

Statewide

3:06pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Burnout among Wisconsin physicians exceeds 50 percent, threatens patients' access to care.
1:21pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Von Ruden re-elected president.
10:35am
M-WERC. Dan Ebert named Executive Director.

4:24am
CBS 58. Mail delivery suspended across all of Wisconsin Thursday for second straight day.
4:20am
Governing. With more electric and hybrid cars on the road, states increase fees.

Courts

3:07pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synopses, February 2019.
8:51am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Dr. Stuart White v. City of Watertown.

Education

4:44pm
UW-Milwaukee. Alum Kulwicki honored with 'Thinkerspace' as he enters NASCAR Hall of Fame.
4:10pm
School Choice Wisconsin. Number of schools surges again for Parental Choice Programs.
4:07pm
DPI. Wisconsin Parental Choice Program has 262 private schools register for 2019-20.
4:05pm
DPI. 134 schools to plan to participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.
4:04pm
DPI. 27 schools intend to participate in Racine voucher program.
1:17pm
UW-Eau Claire Student Senate. Extra street lighting added to the Randall Park neighborhood to increase safety for students.
1:13pm
Marquette Unviersity. Milwaukee Chinesse Community Center to recognize Marquette University. 

4:19am
Cap Times. Wisconsin conservative think tank releases K-12 recommendations in new report.

Local

3:47pm
Madison Mayor Soglin.  Severe weather update - 1/31
10:36am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Milwaukee's dedicated public servants deserve our sincere thanks.
4:50am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Property tax payments January 2019.

Congress

3:04pm
WMC. Praises Congressmen Kind and Gallagher's bipartisan effort to restore congressional oversight on trade.
10:41am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Receives Financial Services Subcommittee assignments.
10:39am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Time to end 'anything goes' dairy labeling of plant-based products.

4:20am
Reuters. U.S. lawmakers move to curtail president's power to levy tariffs.
4:16am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin senator pushes for federal workers protection bill.

Politics

8:50am
DPW. Radical, hateful content found on blog of Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn.

3:21pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin high court candidate's blog posts called 'extreme.'
4:21am
Bloomberg. Foxconn changes could dent Trump's re-election effort.
4:16am
AP. 2020 Democrats weigh how to recapture voters in Midwest.

Wednesday January 30, 2019

Foxconn

3:13pm
Rep. Taylor. Reckless Republicans fell for Foxconn scheme.
1:57pm
DPW. Wisconsin Republicans own Foxconn's failures.
1:54pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Statement on latest Foxconn news.
12:35pm
Racine County, Mount Pleasant, RCEDC. Local leaders address reported changes to Foxconn's plans in Racine County.
12:13pm
Gov. Evers. Secretary-designee Joel Brennan responds to Foxconn statement.
11:55am
One Wisconsin Now. New questions about Robin Vos, GOP's lame duck law changes as Foxconn scales back Wisconsin operation.
11:46am
Rep. Anderson. Foxconn breaks promises again.
11:45am
Speaker Vos, Sen. Fitzgerald. Foxconn's plans in Wisconsin.
11:44am
Sen. Shilling. Statement on Foxconn fiasco.
11:44am
Rep. Hintz. Statement on changing scope of Foxconn project.

3:18pm
Washington Post. Foxconn's plan for a giant Wisconsin factory now looks uncertain.
2:00pm
AP. Foxconn reconsiders plan for Wisconsin manufacturing hub.
12:23pm
New York Times. Foxconn is reconsidering plan for manufacturing in Wisconsin.
12:08pm
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Foxconn backer: Expect company to stay committed.
11:43am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Report: Foxconn reconsidering plans to build LCD panels at huge Racine County campus.
11:37am
Bloomberg. Foxconn re-thinking plans for Wisconsin factory.
11:35am
Reuters. Exclusive: Foxconn reconsidering plans to make LCD panels at Wisconsin plant.

Governor

4:29pm
Gov. Evers. Announces Transportation Stakeholder Task Force.
4:38am
RPW. ICYMI: Governor Evers reverses position once again.

4:17am
WXOW. Wisconsin governor closes state office buildings.
4:12am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers: Lincoln Hills closure must be pushed back 2 years.

Budget

1:53pm
Sen. Kooyenga. Statement on the LFB's revised revenue projections.
11:26am
LFB. 2018-19 revenue estimates.
11:21am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Wisconsin to see additional $2.4 billion in funds.

1:58pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin projected to take in $2.4 billion in new revenue through 2021, $282 million less than expected.
11:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. State projects future revenue to be down $282 million from last estimate.
4:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers' chief of staff says first budget will 'put kids first.'
4:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers chief aide says his budget could change tax assessments for big-box retail stores.

Legislative

3:29pm
Rep. Krug. New manufacturer locates in Wisconsin Rapids.
9:52am
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Supports expunction reform initiative.

4:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Nygren open to raising gas tax if income tax is cut.
4:19am
Stevens Point Journal. Republicans, Democrats seek to expunge more court records to help low-level offenders get jobs. Cap Times. WISC.
4:17am
WJFW. Lawmaker listening session focuses on Drs. Foster and Smith closure.
4:15am
NBC 26. Project Drive Sober: The costs of first offense OWI criminalization.

State Agencies

3:51pm
DHS. Additional government benefits call centers closed due to winter storm.
4:49am
DOC. Modifies operations due to Executive Order #7.
4:48am
DHS. Winter storm causing some government benefits call center closures.
4:48am
DOT. Dangerous cold can enhance conditions for black ice.

Economy/Business

9:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Foxconn changes focus of massive Wisconsin project.
4:24am
Portage Daily Register. With end to government shutdown, efforts ramp up to get farmers back on track.
4:23am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Harley to build motorcycles for Europe in Thailand.

Statewide

10:05am
One Wisconsin Now and Institute. Announces new executive director.
4:53am
Wisconsin Safety Council. How to stay safe during record-cold weather.

4:22am
Duluth News Tribune. State record lows within reach, Weather Service says. 

Education

1:56pm
UW-Madison. Genes behind lager yeast's cold- and sugar-loving success revealed.
1:55pm
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Wisconsin school counselor to be honored in Washington, D.C.
1:52pm
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Announces Program of Promise Award winners.
11:52am
UW-Stout. English professor writes scholarly book on Pulitzer Prize winner.

Local

1:52pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Severe weather update.

4:16am
WTMJ. Amtrak cancels all Hiawatha service lines on Wednesday.
4:13am
Fox 6. USPS spokesman: No mail delivery in Milwaukee area Wednesday.

Congress

2:52pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Announces 2019 service academy nominations.
12:53pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Bill to support immigrant self-sufficiency.
12:52pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces more than $3 million in education and training grants for Wisconsin youth.
10:59am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps reintroduce Paycheck Fairness act to close gender wage gap.

4:38am
WISC. Pocan responds to Trump tweet on global warming that's drawn scorn.
4:13am
Politico. 'Several thousand' more troops preparing to deploy to the border, Shanahan says.

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Governor

5:08pm
Gov. Evers. Declares state of emergency, closes state office buildings. Executive Order #7.

4:12am
WISN. Gov. Evers declares state of emergency for Wisconsin due to cold, snow.
4:01am
Marshfield News Herald. Gov. Tony Evers to use private attorneys after AG declines to defend lame-duck laws. Wisconsin State Journal.

Legislative

4:58pm
Rep. Nygren. Clarifies transportation funding comments.
3:06pm
Various Elected Officials. Letter to UW Chancellor Blank regarding support for Professor Mayer.
1:02pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on Rep. Gwen Moore.
12:28pm
The Water Council. Commends Wisconsin's elected leaders for placing a priority on clean water.
12:27pm
Sen. Darling; Reps. Steffen, Goyke. State legislators to unveil bipartisan "Expungement Reform: Pathways to Employment" bill.
12:25pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Backs expungement reform bill.
12:24pm
Badger Institute. Expungement reform will help nonviolent offenders find work.
10:53am
Sen. Testin, Rep. Kulp. Reintroduce bill to make farms safer.

11:43am
Cap Times. Wisconsin lawmakers seek to improve patient outcomes with change to insurance policy. 

State Agencies

4:57pm
DSPS Sec.-designeee Crim. Announces additional leadership team appointments.
3:44pm
DNR. Weekly news.
3:31pm
DCF. Human Trafficking Awareness Month: DCF and DOJ continue efforts to combat human trafficking.
1:32pm
Wisconsin Lottery. New campaign highlights lottery's benefits to Wisconsin.
12:38pm
OCI. Winter weather hazards can threaten your home or business.
4:34am
State Treasurer Godlewski. Demands changes after the impact of the shutdown on Wisconsin families.

4:32am
WXOW. DNR secretary brings water administrator back to agency.
4:14am
The Country Today. Pfaff stresses communication, collaboration, connection.

Economy/Business

11:54am
Bloomberg. Harley-Davidson profit is wiped out by President Trump's tariffs.
11:52am
Bloomberg. Harley-Davidsojn profit is wiped out by President Trump's tariffs.
4:32am
WKOW. Wisconsin dairy farmers seek creative solutions to stay alive.

Environment/Outdoors

4:08am
Politico. Exclusive: Trump EPA won't limit 2 toxic chemicals in drinking water.
4:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Study links loss of ice cover on lakes to climate change.

Statewide

3:50pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Members set 2019 policy priorities.
10:43am
Wisconsin Women in Government. Seeks nominations for Legacy and Rising Star Awards.

1:10pm
USA Today. Hospitals now required to post prices online to help patients. But it doesn't work.
4:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scientists say Midwesterners should get used to polar vortex outbreaks.
4:05am
Reuters. Record-breaking cold clobbers two-thirds of the U.S.
4:02am
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin higher than most states for jailings tied to violating release.

Courts

9:16am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Koss Corporation v. Park Bank.
8:56am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Kemper Center, Inc.

11:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly Democrats withdraw from redistricting lawsuit, leaving it to group of voters to continue case.

Education

10:23am
Marquette University. To host panel discussion "A Transatlantic Rift? The Future of U.S.-European Relations"
10:10am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Allison Lee -Xello/Method Test Prep High School Student Scholarship.
9:24am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Releases K-12 education reform agenda.

Local

3:09pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Closure of non-essential county government operations Wednesday and Thursday due to extreme weather conditions.
3:04pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Waukesha County offices to close Wednesday and Thursday due to extreme cold.

4:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Communities continue to rethink sex offender residency rules.

Congress

3:06pm
RPW. Pelosi & congressional Democrats put political games ahead of Wisconsin families.
10:12am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports legislation to make sure federal contract workers hurt by shutdown receive their paychecks.

11:32am
U.S. News & World Report. Rep. Gwen Moore says she has cancer, it's in remission.
4:06am
AP. Analysis: Shutdown 2.0? Trump has reasons to avoid a repeat.

Politics

11:48am
Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Unveils latest endorsements.

4:15am
Milwaukee Biz Times. One-third of Wisconsinites expect economy to get worse in the next year.

Monday January 28, 2019

Governor

1:54pm
Gov. Evers. Declares State of Emergency in response to dangerous winter storm and cold. Executive Order #5.

4:20am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Tony Evers says he 'always believed' Josh Kaul would seek permission to withdraw from Obamacare lawsuit.
4:14am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers promises clean drinking water; What now?

Legislative

3:07pm
DOR. Kicks off tax season.
10:26am
Rep. Hebl. Once again selected as Wisconsin State Lead by the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators.
4:47am
Sen. Smith. Column: Rushing to fix one part while destroying the whole.

State Agencies

3:51pm
DNR Sec. Cole. Announces additional appointments to leadership team.
3:07pm
DOR. Kicks off tax season.
1:51pm
DATCP. Beat ID thieves to your tax return.
9:01am
Wisconsin Lottery. Retiree's pizza craving leads to SuperCash! jackpot.

10:32am
DOA. Land Information Program wins state surveying award.
4:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Quality of life a focus for incoming Department of Workforce Development secretary.

Economy/Business

10:10am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Count 'em down: Top 10 reasons to enter statewide Biz Plan Contest by Jan. 31.

7:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin farm accountants struggle to prepare tax returns under new tax changes.
4:28am
Bloomberg. U.S. Treasury set to borrow $1 trillion for a second year to finance the deficit.
4:19am
Reuters. $1.5 trillion U.S. tax cut has no major impact on business capex plans: survey.
4:18am
WKBT. Rising number of U.S. businesses report sales and profit slowdown at the end of 2018.

Environment/Outdoors

4:25am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin case shows how sewage plants spread unregulated toxins across landscape.

Statewide

4:58am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Members honored at convention.
4:57am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Names Barrett a Friend of the Family Farmer.

5:02am
Wisconsin Watch. Massive Wisconsin solar proposal splits farmers and clean energy fans.
4:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. As Wisconsin farmers struggle, new effort aims to prevent suicide.
4:16am
AP. Q&A: Feds tackle opioid epidemic, but is it helping?
4:15am
Spectrum One. Postal Service bumps cost of stamp to 55 cents.

Education

3:08pm
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Brandon Kurshinsky-Xello/Method Test Prep High School Student Scholarship.
1:55pm
UW-Stout. Alum enjoying the ride as she promotes tourism in county, state.
1:55pm
UW-Madison. As the climate warms, tens of thousands of lakes may spend winters ice free.
1:52pm
DPI. Open enrollment application period begins Feb. 4.
11:01am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Announces Program of Promise award winners. 
4:50am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Reach Higher Wisconsin convening set for February 5, 2019.

3:24pm
Racine Journal Times. Parents weigh in on voucher vs. public schools.
4:21am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System uses federal funds for $6.3 million agreement involving UW-Oshkosh Foundation. Fond du Lac Reporter.

Local

3:10pm
City of Racine. Cancellation of sold waste and recycling collections, Wednesday, January 30.
10:33am
City of Racine. Snow emergency, January 28 & January 29.
4:53am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Declares Winter Weather Emergency, non-essential county offices and courts to close Monday.
4:52am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Madison is prepared for snow and cold.
4:46am
Douglas County DA Fruehauf. Does not anticipate filing a criminal complaint against Jake Patterson in the immediate future.

5:01am
Janesville Gazette. Walworth County study committee seeks viable options for strained fire departments.
4:26am
Portage Daily Register. Columbia County's recyclables pile up, as market dries up.

Congress

3:09pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Urges Trump administration to pay federal workers affected by the shutdown immediately.
10:01am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports Back Pay Fairness Act to reimburse federal workers- with interest.

4:30am
AP. Trumps casts doubt on seeing a budget deal that he'd accept.
4:17am
WDIO. Workers still cautious as post-shutdown government reopens.

Politics

4:59am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. The path to ending partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin starts now.

4:34am
Racine Journal Times. Candidates enter race for Rep. Barca's seat.
4:22am
Sheboygan Press. Latest polling data point to major re-election challenges for Trump in Wisconsin.

Friday January 25, 2019

Governor

4:59am
RPW. ICYMI: Governor Evers flops again on whether or not to break the law.
4:40am
Kids Forward. Gov. Evers' State of the State Address put kids and families first.

2:51pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers: Despite confusion, 'no reversal' on my handling of state's legal fight against Obamacare.

Budget

4:12am
Fox 11. Evers to commit $31M in budget plan for Marinette Marine.

Legislative

4:08pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Urge JFC Co-Chairs to hold vote on the ACA lawsuit.
2:15pm
Rep. Wichgers. Honors athletic achievements of Muskego HS.
11:25am
Sen. Marklein. Column: The things I heard and didn't hear in the State of the State.
11:21am
Rep. Anderson. We have a moral obligation to expand Medicaid.
4:32am
Rep. Bowen. Statement on Marquette University Law Poll.

4:11am
Beloit Daily News. Lawmakers not sure if bill covering pre-existing conditions will advance.
4:04am
WKOW. Youngest and oldest state lawmakers talk divided gov't, compromise and lessons learned.

State Agencies

4:14pm
DATCP. Alice in Dairyland applications due Feb. 4.
2:13pm
DACTP. Prepare now to protect your animals from extreme cold.
4:42am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

4:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Kaul asks lawmakers for permission to leave ACA lawsuit. Wisconsin State Journal. Marshfield News Herald.
4:03am
WISC. Wisconsin Department of Health Services warns to take precautions in extreme cold.

Economy/Business

2:19pm
TDS Telecom. And Nexstar remain locked in negotiations; channel remains dark.

3:56pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin's strongest 2018 job growth came from outside Madison and Milwaukee metros.
4:02am
Politico. Unemployment claims by federal workers skyrocket during shutdown.

Environment/Outdoors

2:30pm
WQOW. High kill rate has DNR looking at changing crossbow deer season.

Statewide

2:18pm
NAIOP Wisconsin. Presents awards for exemplary service to the commercial real estate industry in 2018.

Courts

2:22pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Steadfast Insurance Company v. Greenwich Insurance Company.

4:10am
Chippewa Herald. Trial in gerrymandering case delayed until at least July.

Education

11:23am
Marquette University. Study finds a brief assessment of patient readiness for hospital discharge can reduce readmissions.
11:20am
DPI. Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program.
9:31am
UW System. Studies teacher education enrollments, incentives.

Local

2:20pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. City, county, and non-profits work together to help prepare for dangerously low temperatures.
4:55am
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Council Committee strongly backs creation of city Board of Health.

4:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee County prepares for closure of Lincoln Hills.

Congress

2:24pm
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Shaheen. To introduce resolution congratulating North Macedonia, Greece on renaming agreement.
2:21pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Bipartisan bill ensures the government never shuts down again.
9:30am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads resolution to recognize Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day.
4:41am
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Durbin. Continue push for strong response to Russian aggression in Ukraine.
4:40am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Senate Democrats block Johnson effort to pay employees working during shutdown.

2:11pm
The Hill. Trump agrees to end shutdown without getting wall funding.
4:35am
Reuters. Senate seeks solution to open government, Trump insists on wall.
4:22am
Washington Post. 'This is your fault': GOP senators clash over shutdown inside private luncheon.
4:10am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Government shutdown could have local impact.
4:07am
The Hill. Patent office says it will have to stop operations if shutdown lasts beyond first week of February.
4:02am
AP. Talks start as Senate rejects 2 plans for ending shutdown.
4:01am
Politico. Fatal crashes go unchecked during shutdown.
4:00am
WDIO. Duffy, Stauber appear at Trump shutdown briefing.

Politics

9:26am
Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Announces new endorsements.

2:27pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Vast majority of Wisconsinites favor fair maps.
4:22am
WSAW. Marquette poll shows changing attitude toward marijuana legalization in Wisconsin.
4:21am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Marquette poll finds support for Gov. Tony Evers' agenda, including nonpartisan redistricting reform.
4:20am
WXOW. First Marquette Poll since election shows Wisconsinites want out of Obamacare lawsuit, against raising gas tax.
4:19am
WAOW. Poll shows strong support for Evers priorities.
4:18am
Fox 6. MU Law poll: Voters willing to increase school spending, but not gas taxes or fees.
4:18am
Cap Times. Marquette poll shows support for Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin.

Thursday January 24, 2019

Governor

2:34pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Small business applauds governor's call for broadband expansion.
2:33pm
Gov. Evers. Response to Marquette University Law Poll.
10:16am
AG Kaul. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding Affordable Care Act litigation.

10:24am
AP. Kaul rejects Evers directive to withdraw from lawsuit.
4:13am
Cap Times. LRB analysis: Tony Evers can't order Josh Kaul to drop ACA lawsuit without legislative approval.
4:04am
WXOW. Analysis: State of State shows lines being drawn on issues.
4:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers reverses course on withdrawing from Affordable Care Act lawsuit. U.S. News & World Report. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Budget

4:45pm
Gov. Evers. Announces $31 million in state support for Marinette Marine.
4:43pm
Rep. Nygren. Marinette Marine funding announced.

Legislative

4:36pm
Rep. Vruwink. Column: A new course for Wisconsin.
3:57pm
Rep. Snyder. Appointed to Education Communications Board.
3:54pm
Rep. Hintz. Marquette Poll confirms that Wisconsinites support a democratic agenda.
3:53pm
Sen. Schachtner. Weekly Democratic radio address: "Democrats welcome Gov. Evers State of the State Address."
2:35pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Weekly Republican Radio Address: Wisconsin Republicans will protect our state's prosperity.
10:29am
Rep. Dittrich. Responds to State of the State.
10:20am
Rep. Anderson. In support of campuse free-speech, not conservative safe spaces.
10:14am
One Wisconsin Now. ICYMI: Robin 'boss' Vos signs huge contract to retain Chicago law firm.
4:42am
Rep. Spiros. (Updated) Statement on the State of the State Address.

4:12am
Chippewa Herald. Teaching about Trump: Republican lawmaker criticizes UW-Madison professor's syllabus.
4:07am
Governing. State revenues take a hit.
4:06am
WKOW. Lawmakers push to remove "R" word.

State Agencies

4:34pm
WEDC. City of Superior receives $148,400 state grant to support redevelopment of freight depot into brewpub.
3:56pm
DHS. Take precautions against extreme cold.
3:52pm
DOT. Frozen road law expands Saturday to include all but southeast portion of Wisconsin.
8:01am
WEDC. Wisconsin companies invited to take part in global trade venture to China in April.
7:31am
Tourism Sec.-designeee Meaney. Names Sayers, Trost to top Tourism spots.

4:14am
Racine Journal Times. Lt. Gov. Barnes visits First Choice; Mason says more construction training needed.
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Efforts ongoing to enforce new manure spreading restrictions in eastern Wisconsin.

Economy/Business

4:09am
Reuters. 'AI' to hit hardest in U.S. heartland and among less-skilled: study. AP.

Statewide

4:37pm
Dairy Business Association. Commitment to farming, community earns Strauss top advocate award.
10:13am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & liberty. Welcomes Mary Stitt & Don Daugherty to team.
10:10am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Deadline just a week away to enter 2019 Governor's Business Plan Contest.
8:00am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Release of 2018 Midterm Election Observation Report.
7:35am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Bolsters staff, hires new Legislative Director.
4:45am
DBA. Crave named president of DBA board.

4:03am
WSAW. State crime labs aren't equipped to test for THC levels in industrial hemp.

Courts

11:00am
U.S. News & World Report. Federal court delays Wisconsin redistricting trial.

Education

4:33pm
Marquette University. Marquette professor elected fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
11:01am
UW-Stout. West Salem leads state qualifiers at DECA District One competition.
10:52am
DPI. Schools nominated for Blue Ribbon award.
4:48am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Jennifer Reuchlen - 2019 Wisconsin School Counselor of the Year.
4:44am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Pameal Bremer - WSCA 2019 Secretary of the Year.
4:42am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Fond du Lac Elementary Counseling Team - WSCA 2019 School Counseling Team Award recipient.

Local

3:56pm
City of Madison. Extreme cold temperatures on the way.
3:55pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Be prepared for a cold snap and potentially more snow. 

4:05am
WJFW. Northwoods Connect planning 12 new internet towers in 2019 to reach 95 percent coverage in Oneida County.
4:03am
Fox 6. Mayor Tom Barrett: Issue of 'line of credit' has been addressed in bid to secure 2020 DNC.

Congress

10:58am
Independent Business Association of Wisconsin. Calls on Wisconsin's Washington reps to end shutdown.
4:43am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. On Oversight and Reform Committee.

4:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Grothman: Border security 'is the most important issue we're dealing with.'
4:36am
Bloomberg. Senate votes on ending shutdown threaten a return to deadlock.
4:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ron Johnson says 'better barriers work.'
4:16am
The Hill. Air travel union leaders warn of 'unprecedented' safety risks as shutdown continues. USA Today.
4:15am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin FoodShare recipients could miss benefits if the government doesn't open soon.
4:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Homelessness prevention programs face uncertainty amid ongoing government shutdown.
4:07am
WEAU. FoodShare benefits up in the air as the government shutdown continues.

Politics

2:37pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Wisconsin attorney general's race cost record $14M.
2:36pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. 2018 governor's race cost record $93M+
2:32pm
Maquette University. New Marquette Law School Poll finds some issues less divisive amid continuing partisan divide.

7:49am
Chippewa Herald. Spending in 2018 gubernatorial, attorney general races reaches record levels.

Wednesday January 23, 2019

State of the State Address

4:40am
Gov. Evers. Letter to AG Kaul regarding Affordable Care Act lawsuit.

1:13pm
WQOW. Analysis: Evers can't order Kaul to drop lawsuit.
4:14am
U.S. News & World Report. Kaul noncommittal on Evers push to withdraw from lawsuit.
4:14am
Stevens Point Journal. Gov. Tony Evers says he's seeking to get Wisconsin out of Obamacare lawsuit in first State of the State speech. Wisconsin Public Radio.
4:12am
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers vows to buck GOP by withdrawing state from Affordable Care Act lawsuit.
4:10am
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Republicans disappointed with Evers speech.
4:09am
WBAY. Lawmakers see divisions and room for agreement in State of the State. Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. 
4:07am
WKOW. Gov. Evers delivers tone of compromise, budget priorities in State of State speech. NBC 15. WKOW.
4:06am
Cap Times. In State of the State address, Evers pledges to withdraw from ACA suit; focus on racial disparities, education, health care. 

State of the State Reaction

4:49pm
Rep. Allen. Mixed messages in State of the State address.
4:16pm
Rep. Katsma. Reacts to Governor Evers' State of the State Address.
3:43pm
RPW. Key takeaways form Evers' State of the State Address.
3:28pm
Rep. Wichgers. Comments on the State of the State Address.
3:27pm
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Responds to the State of the State Address.
2:49pm
Rep. Steffen. Gives statement on State of the State Address.
1:00pm
Rep. Duchow. Remarks on State of the State Address.
11:25am
Rep. Tittl. Reacts to State of the State Address.
11:24am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Applauds Governor Evers for commitment to expand BadgerCare.
11:24am
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on State of the State.
10:07am
Rep. Snyder. Reacts to State of the State Address.
10:06am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Encouraged by governor's intiaitives.
10:05am
Rep. Considine. Responds to Governor Evers' State of the State Address.
9:24am
Wisconsin BPDD. Rep. Hebl. Rep. Ohnstad. Rep. Gundrum.
9:18am
Speaker Vos. (Updated) Delivers Republican response to State of State Address.
4:33am
Rep Tusler. Wisconsin Conservation VotersThe Arc Wisconsin. Rep. Brostoff. Rep. Hutton.
4:30am
Sen. Fitzgerald. One Wisconsin Now. Sen. Marklein. Rep. Billings. Rep. Felzkowski. Sen. Darling. Clean Wisconsin. Rep. Swearingen. Rep. Horlacher. Rep. Hintz. Rep. Pope. Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Survival Coalition.

Legislative

4:15pm
Rep. Skowronski. Statement on protecting individuals' healthcare.
1:03pm
Rep. Plumer. Statement on AB-1.
12:07pm
Rep. Katsma. Votes to protect those with pre-existing conditions.
10:06am
Rep. Murphy. Response to DC protest video.
9:40am
LRB. Wisconsin and U.S. Trade Policy.
4:40am
Rep. Considine. Statement on AB-1.
4:37am
Rep. Rodriguez. Supports bill ensuring coverage for pre-existing conditions.

4:39am
Rep. Knodl. Vote to protect pre-existing conditions.
4:03am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly GOP passes pre-existing condition bill; Tony Evers pans it as 'lesser benefits for fewer Wisconsinites.' Fox 6

State Agencies

2:48pm
WEDC. Genetic Visions expands laboratory operations in Middleton.
12:23pm
DWD. December local employment and unemployment data for Wisconsin released.
11:23am
DOT. Urges extra caution on all roadways today.
9:25am
Wisconsin Lottery. Watertown man claims Badger 5 jackpot.
4:38am
ETF. Projections for annuity adjustments.

1:02pm
U.S. News & World Report. DNR Board scales back black bear permits.
12:52pm
Chippewa Herald. Dispute over tribal fishing among issues facing new DNR secretary.
3:57am
Beloit Daily News. Barnes calls for change to make King's dream a reality.

Economy/Business

1:06pm
Bloomberg. White House says U.S. could see zero growth this quarter with shutdown.
3:50am
AP. Analysis: Falling home sales not helping middle-class buyers.

Statewide

3:33pm
WHCA/WiCAL. Welcomes communications and government relations specialist.
1:32pm
ABC for Health. 2019 federal poverty level change increases access to health coverage.
12:21pm
WIPPS. Toward One Wisconsin Inclusivity Conference announces keynote speakers, registration now open.
10:04am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Data and research analyst position description.

12:50pm
The Hill. Uninsured rate at highest level since 2014.
3:53am
Reuters. U.S. insulin costs per patient nearly doubled from 2012 to 2016: study.

Education

3:32pm
UW-Platteville. Faculty forum to examine ways to re-engage with those who have Alzheimer's disease.
2:50pm
UW-Madison. As climate heats up, rising rainfall averages hide crop-killing droughts.
11:22am
UW-Stout. Student manages family-owned Eau Claire skating center.
9:32am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Announces committee assignment.
9:26am
UW-Stout. Alumni, instructor to chronicle life in U.S. for East Africa TV station.

3:55am
Governing. Financial literacy is becoming a requirement in schools.

Local

4:17pm
Sierra Club. New year; New MGE?
3:31pm
Appleton International Airport. Becomes third largest Wisconsin airport.
1:31pm
Bayfield Chamber and Visitors Bureau. Bayfield to host 24th annual Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race.
12:59pm
Milwaukee County Sups. Sebring, Logsdon. Committee advances measure to study transit security police on MCTS buses.
12:22pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Dimitrijevic. Voted "Best Milwaukee County Supervisor" in reader poll.
4:20am
TDS. Weston to become latest TDS Fiber community.
4:19am
TDS. Expanding fiber services to Stevens Point.

4:20am
Security Health Plan. Invests in McMillan Fire Department.

Congress

4:13pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Cosponsors bill to help federal employees with student loans.

12:57pm
Reuters. Democrats push technology as alternative to Trump wall in shutdown impasse.
4:18am
Cap Times. Rep. Mark Pocan says furloughed federal employees at Dane County Airport are still working and in good spirits. WISC.
4:17am
WKBT. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind unveils plan to reopen government, create immigration reform.
4:01am
The Hill. Senate to vote on dueling government funding bills.
3:56am
The Hill. Coast Guard chief: 'Unacceptable' that service members must rely on food pantries, donations amid shutdown.
3:54am
Washington Post. Hundreds of IRS employees are skipping work. That could delay tax refunds.
3:52am
CNBC. The financial shock for 800,000 federal worker is about to get much worse as the shutdown drags on.
3:51am
Politico. Congress agitates to end relentless shutdown.

Tuesday January 22, 2019

State of the State Address

7:05pm
Gov. Evers. Gives 2019 State of the State Address.
2:10pm
Gov. Evers. Excerpts from 2019 State of the State Address.

7:17pm
Wisconsin State Journal. In State of the State Address, Tony Evers to outline health care plans at odds with GOP lawmakers.
7:15pm
AP. Evers calls for bipartisanship to address Wisconsin issues.
3:56pm
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers: GOP lawmakers must work with me on next state budget, not craft their own.
2:14pm
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Evers to call for bipartisanship in speech.
11:13am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Evers to deliver first State of the State speech.
4:19am
WKBT. Local hopes ahead of Governor Evers' first 'State of the State' address.
4:17am
Fox 11. Gov. Evers expected to stick to campaign themes for State of the State.

State of the State Reaction

8:20pm
IUOE Local 139. WMC. Rep. Kitchens. Sen. Stroebel. Rep. Steineke. Rep. Knodl. Rep. Rodriguez.
8:04pm
Rep. Summerfield. Rep. Neubauer. Rep. Emerson. Sen. Tiffany. Rep. August. Rep. Vorpagel. Rep. Crowley.
7:56pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Sen. Kapenga. Sen. Ringhand. Rep. Nygren. Sen. Smith. Rep. Murphy. Rep. Sargent. Sen. Roth. Rep. Ballweg.
7:45pm
Rep. Vining. Sen. Larson. Sen. Wanggaard. Sen. Shilling. Rep. Zimmerman. Sen. Hansen. Rep. Born. Sen. Feyen. Rep. Gruszynski. Rep. Macco.
7:38pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. IBEW Local 494. Rep. Spreitzer. Rep. Shankland. Rep. Bowen. Sen. Erpenbach. Rep. Goyke.
12:21pm
RPW. Governor Evers' State of the State preview.

Legislative

6:38pm
Rep. Steffen. Votes to protect individuals with pre-existing conditions.
6:36pm
Statements on passage of AB-1:  Rep. Born. Rep. Steineke. Rep. Tittl. Rep. Petryk. Rep. Neubauer. Rep. Felzkowski. Rep. Edming. Sen. Jacque. Rep. Snyder. Rep. Spiros.
6:31pm
Statements on passage of AB-1: Rep. Krug. Rep. Nygren. Rep. Loudenbeck. Rep. Schraa. Rep. August. Rep. Neylon. Rep. Vorpagel. Rep. Taylor. Rep. Kitchens. Rep. Vruwink.
4:36pm
Rep. Duchow. Votes to protect pre-existing condition coverage.
1:13pm
Rep. Oldenburg. And fellow representatives share why Assembly Bill 1 is personal.
12:46pm
Rep. Subeck, Sen. Hansen. Introduce proposal to let Wisconsin vote on big money in politics. LRB-1201.
12:37pm
Sen. Testin, Rep. Kurtz. Encouraged by growth of hemp industry in Wisconsin.
10:38am
Rep. Jagler, Sen. Fitzgerald. Introduce legislation to remove the R-word from state administrative code.

3:05pm
WQOW. Vos fears Evers plan to OK medical pot 'slippery slope.'
1:07pm
Sheboygan Press. Redistricting legal fight on track to cost Wisconsin taxpayers $3.5 million.
11:11am
AP. Wisconsin GOP moves to remove 'retardation' from state code.
10:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. $840,000 redistricting contract released after Robin Vos initially refused to release it.
10:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. $840,000 redistricting contract released afer Robin Vos initially refused to release it.
9:05am
Cap Times. Pre-existing conditions bill may see amendments before Assembly vote Tuesday.
4:16am
NBC 26. Board asks lawmakers to approve I-41 expansion.
4:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin bill on pre-existing conditions has a problem: Experts say it wouldn't work.

State Agencies

2:20pm
DNR. Seeks comments and data to assess surface water quality.
2:11pm
RPW. ICYMI: Lt. Gov. Barnes spreads fake new about viral confrontation.
1:23pm
DNR. Weekly news.
12:22pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Jefferson County produces Monday Badger 5 win.
11:36am
Emergency Management. Snow may create difficult travel conditions across Wisconsin.

4:20am
WSAW. Portage maximum security facility in lockdown, now in eighth day.
4:16am
Chippewa Herald. In MLK Day speech, Mandela Barnes wades into DC protester controversy. NBC 15.
4:14am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dispute over tribal fishing among issues facing new DNR secretary.

Economy/Business

10:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Expert: Wisconsin could see economic slowdown this year, not recession.

Environment/Outdoors

11:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Sports anglers express frustration over new Lake Superior fishing agreement.
4:22am
WJFW. NRB considering issuing fewer bear hunting permits.

Statewide

2:32pm
Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin. Rally to support a safe harbor for trafficked youth.
12:36pm
Fontier Airlines. Add Green Bay Wisconsin to the Frontier Network with new non-stop service to Denver.
12:34pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Award-winning Wisconsin Public Radio reporter and host Glen Moberg retires.
9:13am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Divided government returns to Wisconsin.
4:43am
Alliant Energy. Manage your heating costs.

3:14pm
Cap Times. Report: High rates, long stays in parole drive Wisconsin's mass incarceration.
4:28am
Washington Post. Some U.S. police departments dump body-camera programs amid high costs.
4:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's rate of inappropriately prescribed antibiotics below national average.

Courts

2:39pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tavern League pushes back against Wisconsin wedding barn lawsuit.
11:09am
USA Today. Supreme Court allows Trump's partial military ban on transgender people in military to take effect.
11:07am
USA Today. Supreme Court allows Trump's partial mililtary ban on transgender people in military to take effect.
11:05am
Reuters. Trump plan to reopen gov't., build border wall undercut by Supreme Court.

Education

3:32pm
UW System. UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named.
2:30pm
Marquette University. And NO STUDIOS creative arts hub partner to create emerging filmmaker fellowship.

Local

2:35pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Snow is on the way-make sure you check in with your neighbors.

4:21am
Fox 6. 'A daily reality:' Medical examiner investigates 23 probably overdose deaths in 21 days.

Congress

2:36pm
Voces de la Frontera. Trump's "offer" is no offer at all.

11:03am
The Hill. Trump: 'No cave' on wall demands.
4:28am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin's congressional delegation weighs in on taking paychecks during shutdown.
4:25am
CBS News. Shutdown's damage to economy could exceed $5.7 billion cost of Trump's border wall.
4:24am
Duluth News Tribune. Shutdown hitting reservations harder than most places.
4:21am
AP. Trump's proposal to break budget deadlock falls flat.
4:19am
WBAY. Rep. Gallagher talks government shutdown at town hall meeting Monday.
4:18am
Fox 11. Government shutdown jeopardizes grant for S.S. Badger dock repairs.
4:13am
New York Times. Shutdown's pain cuts deep for the homeless and other vulnerable Americans.

Politics

11:00am
One Wisconsin Now. Brian Hagedorn's questionable judgement: Assault accusations and campaign finance law fines among lowlights of Hagedorn supporters.
10:40am
McGuire for 64th Assembly. Announces candidacy.
9:09am
Hagedorn for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Jon Wilcox and David Prosser endorse.

Monday January 21, 2019

Governor

10:21am
Racine Journal Times. State homelessness council immobile, awaiting Evers appointments.
10:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'They're children and we have to keep that in mind': Tony Evers reflects on teen prison tour.
4:44am
WUWM. Evers says it's important Wisconsin moves forward with renewable energy.

Legislative

4:02pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
5:08am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. Statement regarding middle class tax cuts.

12:57pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Vos: Last-minute changes possible to pre-existing conditions bill.
10:40am
Wisconsin State Journal. New leadership has black lawmakers eager to tackle Wisconsin's nation-leading racial disparities.
4:19am
CBS 58. Developing legislation could require Wisconsin teachers to learn CPR.

State Agencies

4:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Pension payments could dip for retired Wisconsin public employees.
4:54am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin regulators gather evidence on solar farm proposals.
4:17am
U.S. News & World Report. Outdoors congress to gauge reaction to CWD carcass bounties.

Economy/Business

11:34am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin's agriculture industry expected to follow downward trend in 2019.
4:43am
Bloomberg. Foxconn may slow pace of recruitment at new Wisconsin plant.
4:31am
Racine Journal Times. Local Foxconn project estimates increase by $150 million.
4:29am
Daily Reporter. Foxconn construction jobs rise to 854 in 2018, company misses hiring goal.
4:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As cheese surplus hits all-time high, dairy industry is 'cautiously optimistic.'
4:22am
WBAY. Wisconsin producers worry over hay shortage, high prices.

Statewide

4:01pm
Focus on Energy. Programs earn national honor.
10:26am
Badger Institute. Grows team, moves to larger office.
10:24am
One Wisconsin Now. Statements on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
10:15am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. 2018 housing market remains strong despite limited inventories.

5:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bail bond industry fights back against moves to limit or end cash bail.
5:10am
Wisconsin Watch. Poor stay in jail while rich go free: Rethinking cash bail in Wisconsin.
5:02am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin union membership down 11,000 in 2018.
4:23am
Fox 11. women in rural Wisconsin lack access to maternity care.
4:18am
Politico. 'I'm trying not to die right now': Why opioid-addicted patients are still searching for help.

Courts

4:24am
WKOW. Wedding barn owners explain lawsuit against Evers administration.

Education

11:36am
GWC. Whitewater Unified School District gives, DWS gives back.
10:18am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Facts and tweets for National School Choice Week.

4:37am
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. IN DEPTH: Demand for teachers remains high across region.
4:33am
Racine Journal Times. No contingencies: Unified looks to fix $2M budget deficit, projects $8M next year.

Local

10:17am
NEWaukee. To share female leadership stories at The Shift Speaker Series.

Congress

5:11am
Voces de la Frontera. Condemns Trump's latest anti-immigrant proposal.

10:32am
Reuters. U.S. air safety agents absences hit record level; shutdown in Day 31.
4:48am
Reuters. Trump says no amnesty for 'Dreamers,' signals support in broader deal.
4:47am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay domestic abuse agency faces funding struggles as government shutdown continues.
4:35am
Portage Daily Register. Shutdown, border wall take center stage in Grothman town hall session.
4:25am
CBS 58. Wisconsin lawmakers Steil and Moore react to government shutdown.
4:17am
AP. Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn't budge Democrats.

Politics

4:57am
Kenosha News. Gina Walkington to seek Barca's Assembly seat.

Friday January 18, 2019

Governor

1:14pm
Rep. Hintz. Applauds appointment of Major Anthony Burrell.
9:15am
Gov. Evers. Announces appointment of Major Anthony Burrell as Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent.
8:54am
ABC for Health. Applauds Evers "common sense" push for Medicaid expansion.

11:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers names 30-year law-enforcement veteran to lead State Patrol.
11:41am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers picks new Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent. 
4:12am
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers nears his first showdown with GOP lawmakers on pre-existing condition protections.
4:10am
WKOW. Evers: Wisconsin should take action on climate change.

Legislative

4:19pm
Rep. Murphy. Announces listening sessions.
12:35pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Letter to Chief Clerk announcing appointments.
12:33pm
Rep. Hintz. About that Republican "surplus"... LFB Memo (Debt restructuring). LFB Memo (Veterans Trust Fund).
11:06am
Rep. Allen. To hold first public listening session of 2019.
8:53am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Rep. Sargent pushes campaign reform.
8:51am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Making progress with Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
4:17am
Rep. Tusler. Statement on middle class tax cut.

4:26am
WISN. Wisconsin Republicans not ready to support legalizing marijuana.
4:09am
Cap Times. Tony Evers, Republican leaders both want middle-class tax cut, disagree on how to fund it. WJFW. WKOW.
4:08am
La Crosse Tribune. Republicans embrace Evers' middle-class tax cut--with a caveat. Chippewa Herald. Fox 6.
3:52am
U.S. News & World Report. Assembly ready to push victims amendment to next year.

State Agencies

4:20pm
SWIB. Announces 2018 WRS preliminary returns.
1:39pm
DHS. Asks FoodShare members to be aware of March benefit letters.
1:16pm
DOT. Announces 2018 Excellence in Construction awards.
11:28am
Wisconsin Right to Life. An answer is needed from Attorney General Josh Kaul.
11:05am
DATCP Sec.-designee Pfaff. Names Romanski deputy, James assistant deputy.
8:56am
Wisconsin Lottery. Badger 5 jackpot won Thursday.

4:00am
WTMJ. New Attorney General Josh Kaul pushing for Red Flag gun legislation.

Economy/Business

2:04pm
Foxconn. Releases 2018 Wisconsin project highlights including creation of over 1,000 jobs. Letter to WEDC.

4:12pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. With 178 jobs, Foxconn falls short of 2018 hiring requirements for state incentives.
4:08pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Foxconn falls short of job creation quota for 2018.
1:50pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin adds 9,100 jobs in December but slowing wage growth continues.
1:34pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin unemployment rate remains at 3 percent.
4:05am
Politico. Recession warnings pile up as shutdown wraps up fourth week.
4:02am
WEAU. Wisconsin farmers feel impact of government shutdown.
4:01am
NBC 15. More family dairy farms fold: the reason why one local farm called it quits.
3:57am
Reuters. Shutdown clouds outlook for consumer-driven U.S. economic growth.

Statewide

4:00am
WISN. Doctor: Don't call it 'medical marijuana.'

Courts

1:18pm
One Wisconsin Now. Federal court sides with One Wisconsin Now in Twitter blocking lawsuit against Republican state representatives.
9:05am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. The Yacht Club at Sister Bay Condominium v. Village of Sister Bay.
9:01am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Joseph R. Laumann.

1:20pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Federal judge: Robin Vos, top Republicans violated liberal group's free speech rights.
12:39pm
Fox 11. Judge: GOP lawmakers can't block liberal group's Twitter comments.
12:03pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge finds Republicans violated free speech rights by blocking liberal group on Twitter.
11:42am
WQOW. Supreme Court: DNR lacked authority to amend pier permit.
4:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal judge blocks lame-duck session's restrictions on early voting. The Hill.
3:59am
WAOW. Tribe appeals rejection of its challenge to mining permit.
3:56am
Racine Journal Times. Defendants sue over state public defender problems.
3:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rural defendants sue state over slow attorney appointments.

Education

1:49pm
UW-Platteville. New website to launch Friday.
1:33pm
Marquette University. Law School Poll Director Franklin goes 'On the Issues' with new poll on state and national issues.
12:29pm
Marquette University. To host Flint water crisis author Anna Clark.
11:16am
DPI. Rules hearing scheduled for school mental health aid.

Local

1:22pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. And Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announces Humanitarian Award honorees.
4:16am
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. Workgroup recommends set of legislative solutions to avert county funding crisis.

4:05am
Milwaukee Biz Times. 'Fair Deal' work group makes recommendations to address Milwaukee County revenue issues.
4:04am
WKBT. La Crosse could have Wisconsin's highest room tax.
3:55am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wood County Board approves medical, recreational marijuana referendums for spring election.

Congress

1:59pm
Community Advocates. Endorses Senator Wyden's bill to create transitional jobs.
11:29am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins colleagues to reintroduc resolution to defend constitutionality of pre-existing condition protections.

12:07pm
Politico. How the shutdown will inflict lasting damage.
4:14am
The Hill. State Dept. asks employees to return to work amid shutdown.
4:10am
WXOW. Sen. Baldwin: Partial government shutdown has ripple effect.
3:53am
Politico. Next shutdown victim: School lunches.
3:53am
AP. Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again.

Thursday January 17, 2019

Governor

4:21am
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Letter to Gov. Evers on AB-1.

4:47am
WISC. Legislators, local group react to Gov. Evers' potential move toward marijuana legalization.
4:33am
Fox 6. 'Do I favor legalization? Yes:' Gov. Tony Evers may call for referendum on marijuana.

Assembly Floor Session

4:42pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Votes to support bill protecting individuals with preexisting conditions. 

Legislative

4:58pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. Cutting taxes for the middle class doesn't have to be a zero-sum game.
4:57pm
Rep. Swearingen. Supports middle class tax break.
4:42pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Announces middle class tax cut plan.
4:35pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Assembly Republicans unveil middle class tax cut proposal.
4:32pm
Rep. August. Supports middle class tax cut.
4:32pm
Rep. Katsma. Plan to cut taxes for Wisconsin middle class families announced by Assembly Republicans.
3:52pm
Rep.Oldenburg. Announces tax cut for middle class Wisconsin families.
3:51pm
Rep. Gundrum. Lauds plan for middle-class tax cut.
3:26pm
Rep. Subeck. Statement on Assembly Bill 1.
3:24pm
Rep. Born. And Assembly Republicans announce middle class tax cut.
3:04pm
Rep. Ballweg. Announces middle class tax cut initiative.
3:00pm
Rep. Edming. Excited to announce initiative for middle class tax relief.
2:59pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on the middle class tax cut proposal.
2:04pm
Rep. Plumer. Supports middle class tax cuts.
2:03pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Excited to deliver tax relief for middle class families.
1:19pm
Gov. Evers. Reaffirms commitment to cutting taxes for middle-class families.
1:16pm
Rep Neylon. Issues statement on middle class families tax cut.
1:15pm
Rep. Tittl. Assembly Republicans to announce middle class tax cut.
1:13pm
Rep. Duchow. Announces tax cuts for Wiscoinsin's middle class families.
1:12pm
Rep. Steffen. Unveils initiative to help Wisconsin middle class families.
12:34pm
RPW. Legislative Republicans continue to fight for hard-working families.
12:33pm
Rep. Summerfield. Recommends middle class tax cut.
12:28pm
Rep. Knodl. Tax relief for middle class families.
12:02pm
Rep. Brooks. Supports tax cut for Wisconsin middle-class families.
11:52am
Rep. Kitchens. Applauds tax cut for middle-class families.
11:51am
Rep. Snyder. Announces tax cuts for WI middle class families.
11:49am
Sen. Marklein. Statement on middle-class tax cut.
11:27am
Speaker Vos; Reps. Steineke, Nygren. Assembly Republicans unveil middle class tax cut proposal.
11:11am
LFB. Proposal to expand the sliding scale standard deduction in tax year 2020.
11:07am
Sen. Darling. Statement on tax cut plan.
11:06am
Rep. Loudenbeck. Statement on middle class tax proposal.
10:58am
Rep. Schraa. Middle class tax cuts.
10:57am
Rep. Nygren. Republicans deliver bipartisan tax cut for middle class.
10:55am
WMC. Supports bipartisan call for middle class tax cuts.
10:41am
Rep. Macco. Supports tax cut for middle class families.
10:40am
Rep. Zimmerman. Excited to work with governor and cut taxes.
8:56am
ABC for Health. Assembly Health Committee drops the ball on preexisting conditions.
4:24am
Rep. Macco. Requests "Open for Business" boards removed from the "Welcome to Wisconsin" signs.

2:46pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republican lawmakers propose middle-class tax cut.
11:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans offer Evers deal on income tax cut.
11:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly GOP proposes middle-class tax cut offset with state surplus funds.
11:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seek to hire attorneys at taxpayer expense to defend lame-duck laws.
4:44am
Fox 11. State lawmakers push tougher OWI laws.

State Agencies

4:43pm
State Treasurer Godlewski. New chair of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands.
4:34pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
3:02pm
DCF. Public benefit programs will continue during federal government shutdown.
2:05pm
AG Kaul. Announces senior counsel appointee.
1:14pm
DOR. Collections, December FY2019.
12:27pm
DWD. Wisconsin adds 48,300 total non-farm, 44,900 private-sector jobs from Dec. 2017 to Dec. 2018.
11:55am
DNR. Natural Resources Board to meet January 22-23 in Madison.
10:59am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Democratic Radio Address: It's a New Day in Wisconsin.
9:57am
Wisconsin Lottery. $5.9 million won in Wednesday's Megabucks drawing.
9:54am
DOA Sec.-designate Brennan. Announces exeutive leadership team.

4:36am
WTMJ. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul says he is an advocate for legalizing medical marijuana.

Economy/Business

4:42am
WISC. Initial claims for unemployment in Wisconsin climb nearly 18 percent since government shutdown began.
4:13am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Shopko files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, plans to close more stores.

Courts

4:33pm
Rep. Neubauer. Court rules in favor of Wisconsin voters, against lame duck plan to change election laws.
3:30pm
Rep. Shankland. Limits on early voting struck down as unconstitutional.
3:22pm
DPW. Statement on federal judge striking down portion of Republican power grab.
3:03pm
One Wisconsin Institute. Federal judge tosses Wisconsin Republican lame duck attacks on voting.
4:25am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts three new cases.

3:13pm
Ashland Daily Press. Ashland, Bayfield county defendants file federal lawsuit.
2:42pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lame-duck lawsuit: Judge eliminates early voting limits.
2:17pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Lame duck voting laws violate 2016 court order, federal judge rules.
4:09am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Ruling on Kinnard Farms will affect all Wisconsin state agencies, court of appeals says.
4:08am
U.S. News & World Report. Planned Parenthood challenges Wisconsin abortion laws. Cap Times.

Education

3:53pm
UW-Stout. Experimental approach brings ceramics student national attention.
3:01pm
WEDC, Center for Technology Commercialization, UW System. Wisconsin ranks third in winning health and life science business grants.
2:59pm
Marquette University. To host prayer service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
11:51am
American Federation for Children. National School Choice Poll shows 67% of voters support school choice.
10:57am
UW-Madison. With fire, warming and drought, Yellowstone forests could be grassland by mid-century.

Local

10:56am
Washington County Office of Emergency Management. Emergency Assistance Program grant applications now available for damages sustained from August 27, 2018 to September 1, 2018.
9:56am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County to acquire additional property along Token Creek to enhance "Suck the Muck" initiative and outdoor recreation.

4:40am
WISN. Sales tax increase being considered as option to fund Milwaukee County venue repairs.

Congress

12:01pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Introduces the 21st Century President Act to clarify that women and LGBTQ Americans can be president.
9:01am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Reintroduces bipartisan legislation to extend community health center funding.
8:58am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on Cong. Bryan Steil's selection for the House Financial Services Committee.
4:23am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Condemns abortion on House floor.

2:51pm
U.S. News & World Report. Federal judge in Wisconsin strikes early-voting restrictions.
11:57am
AP. Government may have split up thousands more migrant families.
4:38am
WKOW. Wisconsin farmers say shutdown is impacting prices, loans and aid programs.
4:27am
Fox 11. Connect to Congress: Gallagher, Grothman address shutdown.
4:15am
AP. Who blinks first will matter in Trump, Democrats' wall fight.
4:14am
WSAW. Federal prison guards go unpaid while protecting Wisconsin from most dangerous criminals.
4:13am
The Hill. Dems offer measure to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour.
4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ron Johnson stands behind Trump on border security.
4:11am
Chippewa Herald. How the government shutdown is affecting Wisconsin.
4:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Shutdown's impact on UW: Delayed research, suspended course, postponed payments.

Wednesday January 16, 2019

Governor

4:51pm
Gov. Evers. Letter to Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos regarding AB-1
10:16am
NFIB Wisconsin. Small businesses applaud Gov. Tony Evers plan to offer entrepreneurs more support.

11:48am
WQOW. Evers says he will make 'first step' toward pot legalization.
9:18am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers: Expand economic development to include affordable worker housing.
4:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Governor, GOP lawmakers seek common ground but rifts remain.
4:03am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Gov. Tony Evers and Republicans square off over BadgerCare as Evers backs off plan to dissolve WEDC. Cap Times.

Legislative

4:15pm
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Passes state Assembly committee with overwhelming bipartisan support.
4:10pm
Rep. Sargent. Refreshing news for the legalization of marijuana in Wisconsin.
3:11pm
Rep. Neylon. Receives Reigning in Government Award.
2:16pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Local business nominated for Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year.
12:07pm
Rep. Macco. Chairs first Assembly Committee on Ways and Means meeting of 2019-2020 legislative session.
12:04pm
Money Out Voters In Wisconsin. Subeck, Hansen push referendum to overturn Citizens United.
9:58am
Rep. Emerson. Statement on legislative priorities. 
9:30am
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. ICYMI: Ariel Ludlum, "Marsy's Law would give survivors like me equal rights."
9:09am
Rep. Crowley. Black Caucus leadership elections held.

4:10am
Cap Times. Assembly Democrats propose 'fresh start' agenda including redistricting, campaign finance changes.
4:06am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Tony Evers signals he won't support GOP bill aimed at protecting pre-existing conditions coverage.
4:04am
Chippewa Herald. State lawmakers rekindle talk of state protections for people with pre-existing health conditions.
4:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republican legislators back bill that aims to protect pre-existing medical conditions. CBS 58.
3:49am
WSAW. Wis. legislature making efforts to help people with contaminated well water.

State Agencies

2:03pm
Wisconsin Historical Society. Share your voice with the Wisconsin Historical Society on a new state history museum.
8:12am
WEDC. $190 million Promega expansion receives WEDC support.

3:52am
Governing. If shutdown persists, can states fund food stamps and welfare on their own?
3:51am
WISC. Wisconsin DHS says food and nutrition programs will continue despite government shutdown.

Economy/Business

9:31am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Diverse group of judges, investors to screen entries for 2019 Governor's Business Plan Contest.

9:16am
AP. Trump economists acknowledge shutdown drag on economy.
4:08am
New York Times. Shutdown's economic damage starts to pile up, threatening an end to growth.
3:54am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Shutdown, tariffs hurting area farmers.
3:47am
AP. From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting U.S. economy.

Statewide

2:05pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. List of Wisconsin banks assisting customers during government shutdown available.
1:18pm
Cornucopia Institute. Oranic advocacy groups file legal action to prohibit hydroponics from organic.
11:00am
Alliant Energy. Selected for 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index.
10:37am
Quarles & Brady. Names Long and Zelenovskiy as Milwaukee Office Managing Partners.

10:19am
WISC. Wisconsin is the most segregated state in America, according to new report.

Courts

4:12pm
Clean Wisconsin. High stakes for Wisconsin's water.
11:37am
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Challenges abortion access restrictions.
10:12am
District II Court of Appeals. Clean Wisconsin v. DNR.

3:07pm
CNBC. Supreme Court to decide whether police need warrant to draw blood from unconscious drunk-driving suspects.
11:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Planned Parenthood sues to overturn some Wisconsin abortion restrictions.
10:14am
Wisconsin State Journal. Top court asked to decide far-reaching cases on farming impact on state waters.
4:07am
Chippewa Herald. Democrats oppose Assembly GOP move to pause trial in gerrymandering case.
4:00am
Madison.com. Conservative group sues for clarification over wedding barn alcohol permits. WQOW.

Education

2:16pm
UW-Stout. Retired instructore needing kidney hoping for donor to step forward.
9:56am
Marquette University. On the Issues with Mike Gousha features Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, Jan. 17.

Local

11:54am
Racine Mayor Mason. Common Council confirms Tara Colidge as the next City Clerk.
9:57am
Voces de la Frontera. By 11-2 vote, Racine City Council passes resolution supporting diver licenses for all.
8:15am
Washburn Area Chamber of Commerce. Welcomes new director.

3:55am
Beloit Daily News. Drug overdoses continue to rise in region.

Congress

2:18pm
Rep. Grothman. Intro's bill to end sanctuary cities.
2:15pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Leads Democrats in introducing bill to raise the minimum wage.
10:38am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Re-introduces expanded legislation to slow the revolving door between Wall Street, corporate America and Washington.

11:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal government shutdown halts renewal of rent assistance programs for low-income Wisconsinites.
3:53am
The Hill. Federal courts have funding to last another week despite shutdown.
3:50am
CNBC. Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releases.
3:48am
WDIO. Coast Guard families feeling shutdown stress.
3:48am
Politico. Shutdown shrinks as thousands more employees called in to work without pay.

Politics

11:57am
One Wisconsin Now. Brian Hagedorn's $20,000 donor threatened his employees' livelihoods if President Obama won 2012 re-election.

Tuesday January 15, 2019

Governor

11:00am
RPW. Will Evers sign GOP-proposed health care bill?

1:07pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers predicts he will prevail on Medicaid expansion.
4:58am
Daily Reporter. Gov. Evers tours WRTP/Big Step, seeks to support entrepreneurs.
4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers talks transportation agenda, criminal justice reform.
4:30am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. 'This is a pro-business administration': Tony Evers talks up his policy goals.
4:26am
WTMJ. Gov. Evers: Gas tax increase 'an option on the table.'

Legislative

4:40pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Announces listening sessions.
4:39pm
Rep. Sargent. A fesh start for Wisconsin.
4:22pm
Sen. Bewley, Rep. Meyers. Introduce bill designating the Ruffed Grouse as the state small game bird. LRB-1021.
4:20pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Victims' right amendment advances in Senate.
4:19pm
Rep. Subeck. Stands up for democracy; joins colleagues in introducing fresh start for Wisconsin legislation.
4:16pm
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Passes key state Senate committee.
3:12pm
Rep. Magnafici. Testifies in support of protecting insurance coverage for Wisconsin residents with preexisting conditions.
3:11pm
Rep. Hebl. Column: New governor brings hope of progress.
3:10pm
Rep. Vorpagel. Testimony on AB-1.
3:08pm
Rep. Taylor. Assembly Democrats plan to shine light on shady politicians.
1:31pm
Rep. Hintz. Legislative Democrats introduce first priorities: "A Fresh Start for Wisconsin."
12:19pm
Rep. Steineke. Legislative Republicans host Evers in caucus.
10:35am
Wisconsin Voices. Commends focus on good governance.
10:01am
Rep. Shankland. To hold office hours in Saturday.
4:59am
Rep. Oldenburg. To testify on bill protecting pre-existing conditions.

4:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Wisconsin legislative session is starting out with litigation, and it will cost taxpayers.
4:25am
WAOW. Local officials say harsher OWI offenses would impact taxpayers, jails and district attorney.
4:24am
WJFW. Lawmaker: 'Ship has already sailed;' tax incentives unlikely to sway Petco to stay in Rhinelander.
4:22am
Fox 6. 'It's just too vital to the functioning of our democracy:' Transparency advocates push email changes for public leaders.

State Agencies

4:47pm
DSPS Sec.-designee Crim. Announces leadership team appointments.
4:23pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Communities receive $3.7 million for projects.
3:17pm
AG Kaul. Announces judgment requiring Milwaukee County health care provider Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Inc. to pay $360,000 in forfeitures, fees, and costs related to hazardous waste.
3:09pm
WHEDA. Finishes 2018 with nearly a half-billion dollars in single family lending.
2:03pm
DNR. Weekly news.
1:59pm
DWD Sec.-designee Frostman.  Announces new leadership team.
12:56pm
AG Kaul. Joins bipartisan coalition of attorneys general in brief defending law that protects Native American children.
12:19pm
DATCP. To start inspecting produce farms this year.
12:03pm
DWD. Unemployment insurance 2018 tax statements now available online.
11:37am
DHS. Wisconsin food and nutrition programs will continue despite federal government shutdown.
9:59am
DWD. Wisconsin ready to assist furloughed federal employees.

1:13pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. As shutdown continues, hundreds of federal workers in Wisconsin seek unemployment.
4:31am
Stevens Point Journal. Lincoln Hills youth prison not keeping inmates' cells 'suicide resistant,' monitor finds.

Environment/Outdoors

4:28am
Reuters. Antarctica's melt quickens, risks meters of sea level rise: study.

Statewide

2:01pm
We Energies. Launches largest approved solar energy program in Wisconsin.
1:30pm
Dairy Business Association. Dairy group strengthens policy team.
9:58am
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. A fresh look and name for a new day in conservation for Wisconsin.

Courts

8:35am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Commends WILL lawsuit to protect economic opportunity.
8:34am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Sues Evers administration to protect wedding barns.

7:17am
AP. Lawsuit seeks to protect Wisconsin wedding barns.

Education

11:36am
UW-Madison. UW research instrument returns from 22,000-mile seaward journey.
11:35am
Marquette University. Hiring up to nine faculty members this academic year to bolster Race and Ethnic Studies program.
9:49am
UW-Eau Claire. U.S. News ranks UW MBA Consortium among top online programs in the country.

Local

4:18pm
City of Sun Prairie. Jimmy will make his prognostication on Saturday, February 2, 2019!
3:29pm
Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. Council approves legislation concerning the Milwaukee Health Department's lead reporting processes and water filter distribution plans.
4:57am
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. Council approves Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force.
4:53am
Milwaukee Alds. Stamper, Coggs. Council passes measure to spark deconstruction/demolition activity.

Congress

3:14pm
Edgewood College. College presents Dream Week to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
5:00am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Calls for vote on bill to pay federal workers.
4:53am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Discusses his bill to pay workers on the job during shutdown.

1:09pm
Reuters. Shutdown bites economy, U.S. Coast Guard as Washington talks stall.
4:33am
Bloomberg. Big tax break for business owners at risk as shutdown drags on.
4:32am
Bloomberg. U.S. now says all online gambling illegal, not just sports bets.
4:29am
Portage Daily Register. Shutdown shuts off paychecks for Oxford federal prison workers.
4:27am
Governing. As shutdown stretches on, transportation officials worry about long-term effects.
4:26am
The Hill. TSA absences raise stakes in shutdown fight.
4:23am
WXOW. Rep. Kind says it's a farm crisis.
4:22am
WSAW. Government shutdown could lead to longer wait times at airports.
4:21am
Politico. FDA to restart more food safety inspections affected by shutdown.
4:19am
Politico. How the shutdown is growing even worse.
4:18am
AP. Trump says solution to shutdown impasse 'so simple.'

Monday January 14, 2019

Governor

2:31pm
Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council. Statement on Governor Evers visit to WRTP/BIG STEP.
2:30pm
IBEW Local 494. Statement on Governor Evers visit to WRTP/BIG STEP.
10:38am
Gov. Evers. Requests creation of Committee on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WEDC.

2:41pm
Chippewa Herald. With his powers constrained, Tony Evers tries to nudge state efforts toward small-business startups.
1:25pm
Cap Times. Tony Evers calls for state jobs agency to focus on entrepreneurship.
11:40am
WISC. Evers wants to emphasize entrepreneurs, innovators.
11:06am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Comments from Gov. Tony Evers buoy leaders trying to move prison out of Allouez.

Legislative

3:43pm
Rep. Horlacher. Introduces bills aimed at protecting victims.
3:04pm
Rep. Kitchens. Reschedules listening sessions.
2:38pm
Rep. Shankland. Introduces clean water legislation. LRB-1197.
12:50pm
Rep. Bowen. Applauds new Governor Evers visit to Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake.
11:28am
Sen. Darling, Rep. Nygren. Step therapy puts patients first.
10:39am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Here's why criminalizing drunk driving faces a tough road in Wisconsin.
10:06am
Rep. Vining. Announces 2019-2020 Legislative Session staff.
9:13am
Sen. Smith. Announces new staff, social media sites and website.

4:12am
U.S. News & World Report. Criminalizing 1st-time DUIs is a tough sell in Wisconsin.

State Agencies

3:30pm
WEDC. EQ establishing operations on northwest side of Milwaukee.
3:04pm
WHEDA. Issues $148 million Housing Revenue Bond.
2:28pm
DCF Sec.-designee Amundson. Announces first appointments to leadership team.
9:16am
WEDC. Now accepting applications for Certified in Wisconsin Program.

4:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin, Minnesota agencies emphasize training to combat sex trafficking.
4:23am
Racine Journal Times. Kaul's office offers to weigh in on marijuana; Tate stands behind directive.
4:20am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin takes first step to shield taxpayers from toxic cleanup cost.

Economy/Business

10:52am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Wisconsin student entries welcome by Jan. 31 for 2019 Governor's Business Plan Contest.
9:21am
WMC. Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award nominees announced.

Environment/Outdoors

4:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Bucking trend, Wisconsin utilities burned more coal in 2017; environmentalists warn against gas investments.

Statewide

3:31pm
RENEW Wisconsin. Renewable Energy Champions set to receive honors at 2019 summit.
10:42am
Cornucopia Institute. Restaurants frequently misrepresent what's organic.
9:15am
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Art & Letters. Announces the new Peot Laureate for 2019-2020.
9:14am
Wisconsin Dental Association. Welcomes new director of membership and communications.

4:21am
Chippewa Herald. As opioid overdose death toll climbs, Wisconsin expands response.

Courts

1:24pm
One Wisconsin Now. Reaction on 'encouraging' social media lawsuit ruling.

11:29am
U.S. News & World Report. Groups: Report shows continued problems at juvenile prison.
4:13am
Politico. Judge freezes Trump administration contraception rule.

Education

12:19pm
UW-Stout. New center will focus on health, well-being in region.
11:56am
Wisconsin SBDC Network. Specialized training to optimize growth, resilience for Wisconsin's food and beverage businesses.
10:40am
DPI. 22 school districts earn distinction.
10:18am
UW-Eau Claire Student Senate. Students visit Washington D.C. to lobby on behalf of UW-Eau Claire students and higher education.
10:16am
UW-Madison. Antarctic ice sheet could suffer a one-two climate punch.

Local

3:25pm
Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. Council unanimously approves legislation calling for an end to the United States government shutdown.

Congress

4:57am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on S.24 vote.
4:56am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. To Democrats on border security: 'Stop being hypocritical.'

9:28am
The Hill. Trump rejects Graham's call to reopen government.
4:33am
The Hill. GOP senator: 'I would hate to see' Trump declare national emergency over border.
4:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With Democratic majority, House GOP gets taste of riding in back seat, some for first time.
4:19am
La Crosse Tribune. What will the mussels eat? Shutdown threatens environmental research, resource management up and down the Mississippi River.
4:18am
Reuters. Republican Senator Graham urges Trump to open U.S government temporarily.
4:17am
CBS 58. 'I'm putting my life on hold': Local federal worker discusses impact of government shutdown.
4:16am
WISC. 'It's really kind of a mess': Federal workers starting to struggle in fourth week without pay.
4:14am
AP. Congress to face same question: When will shutdown end?
4:14am
Fox 6. 'They're not getting paid:' USO seeks gift cards for Wisconsin Coast Guard members impacted by shutdown.

Politics

10:35am
Emerge Wisconsin. Announces next class of aspiring women political leaders.

4:15am
WKBT. Local Republicans want more women, minorities and college-aged voters.

Friday January 11, 2019

Governor

4:42pm
Sen. Roth, Speaker Vos. State of the State invitation to Gov. Evers.
1:57pm
Coalition to Repeal Wisconsin's Personal Property Tax. Business leaders to Gov. Evers: Let's find common ground.

3:17pm
WSAW. Gov. Evers tours Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake Schools, first gov. in at least 8 years to tour.
4:21am
WJFW. Evers visits Wausau DMV, talks about road funding.
4:12am
WISC. Gov. Evers glad to see a 'change of heart' from Assembly Republicans, as they outline priorities.

Budget

4:07am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Evers: 'Crumbling' roads in Wisconsin will be addressed in 2019 state budget.

Legislative

4:44pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Statement on in-district meeting with Governor Evers.
1:36pm
One Wisconsin Now. Robin "Boss" Vos: The Million Dollar Speaker.
1:00pm
Rep. Vining. Announces 2019-2020 committee assignments.
12:32pm
Rep. Swearingen. Statement on Drs. Foster and Smith closure announcement.
11:38am
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Letter to AG Kaul requesting review of DOJ Lincoln Hills investigation.
11:29am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Report fraud, waste, and mismanagement in state government to Legislative Audit Bureau hotline (1-877-FRAUD-17).
10:15am
Sen. Marklein. Column: It all starts with inauguration day.
9:43am
LAB. Report 19-1: Biennial Report. Briefing Sheet.
4:47am
Rep. Sargent. Announces 2019-2020 committee assignments.
4:43am
Rep. Sinicki. Begins 11th term, announces 2019-20 committee assignments.

4:20am
Sheboygan Press. New bill hopes to stop judges from using loopholes in placing violent sex offenders.
4:13am
WFRV. State senator asks for "Open for Business" signs back after being removed.
4:10am
WTMJ. State lawmaker wants ignition interlocks for first OWI offense.
4:06am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin state senator calls crime victims 'pesky' for seeking updates on their cases.
4:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly Republicans see compromise with Tony Evers on K-12 funding, income tax reduction.

State Agencies

3:46pm
DNR Sec. Cole. Makes first appointments to leadership team.
10:08am
DVA Sec.-designee Kolar. Announces leadership team.
4:45am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

Economy/Business

4:21am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin venture capital funding up 90% in 2018.
4:17am
U.S. News & World Report. Kimberly Clark notifies state it will close plant by May 31.

Environment/Outdoors

4:49am
WBAY. Wolves expand their territory in Wisconsin.
4:15am
Reuters. Oceans warming faster than expected, set heat record in 2018: scientists.

Statewide

11:44am
Wisconsin Procurement Institute. Names new board member.
4:45am
Arts Wisconsin. Community discussion on creative economy development and advocacy.

4:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin fire department training standards updated in new rule.
4:13am
Fox 11. USPS raising prices of shipping boxes, envelopes, stamps.

Courts

12:30pm
One Wisconsin Institute. Plaintiffs in federal voting rights lawsuit reply to Republican 'smoke and mirrors' argument less early voting is expanding early voting.

4:33am
The Hill. Lawsuit aims to invalidate Wisconsin laws signed by Walker in lame-duck session.
4:30am
La Crosse Tribune. Gerrymandering lawsuits linger as next redistricting nears.
4:23am
Spectrum News. Rep. accuses Republican leadership of open meetings violation in "lame duck" session. 
4:11am
WKOW. Speaker Vos: "No doubt" lame duck session was constitutional.
4:05am
Cap Times. Number of legal challenges to Wisconsin lame-duck laws grows.

Education

11:31am
UW-Madison. Gene-editing tool now being used to develop better antibiotics.
9:53am
DPI. 2018-19 Global Educator of the Year hails from Sun Prairie's Patrick Marsh Middle School.

Local

1:58pm
Voces de la Frontera. Racine Common Council advances resolution supporting driver licenses for all.

Congress

2:28pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Senate passes bill to ensure federal workers affected by shutdowns receive retroactive pay.
11:31am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Majority staff report: U.S. Immigration Loopholes and Child Marriages.

2:14pm
Politico. Shutdown will be longest in history as Congress skips town.
1:51pm
Wausau Daily Herald. How the government shutdown stalled beer-making in Mosinee, Wisconsin.
1:50pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Glenn Grothman is one of seven House members to vote against back pay for federal workers.
1:42pm
Reuters. U.S. shutdown sends grain traders, farmers hunting for data.
11:35am
Reuters. Factbox: Impact on U.S. government widens on 21st day of shutdown.
9:46am
The Hill. U.S. has signed off on thousands of child bride requests.
4:42am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. ICYMI: Democrats' first bill passed funds overseas abortions.
4:29am
New York Times. Farm country stood by Trump. But the shutdown is pushing it to the breaking point.
4:27am
Bloomberg. Trump ends shutdown talks, raising odds he'll declare emergency. Politico.
4:24am
WXOW. Farmers facing tough times during government shutdown.
4:16am
AP. Federal workers seek loans, second jobs as shutdown lingers.
4:16am
WSAW. Government shutdown impacting research projects at UWSP.
4:08am
The Hill. GOP senator wants 'essential employees' to get paid during shutdown.

Politics

12:30pm
RPW. ICYMI: Hagedorn campaign off to strong fundraising start.

Thursday January 10, 2019

Governor

11:33am
GWC. Whitewater takes on Highway 12 again.

4:47am
WSAU. Evers to tour Lincoln Hills youth prison on Friday.
4:29am
NBC 15. Gov. Evers shares plans for Wisconsin economy.
4:18am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Evers to business leaders: Let's find common ground.
4:07am
Spectrum News. Gov. Evers unveils new program to highlight student success.

Legislative

3:51pm
Sen. Jacque. Introduces bi-partisan Pre-Existing Condition Guaranteed Coverage Act.
3:02pm
Sen. Feyen. Introduces talent pipeline legislation to bolster Wisconsin's workforce.
2:52pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Submits shared priorities to Gov. Evers.
2:50pm
Wisconsin Grocers Association. Sen. Craig to receive "Friend of Grocers" Award.
2:49pm
Wisconsin Grocers Association. Rep. Hutton to receive "Friend of Grocers" Award.
1:24pm
Rep. Katsma. Assembly Republicans offer cooperation with Governor Evers.
1:22pm
Sen. Nass. Big government returns to Madison at taxpayers' expense.
1:21pm
DPW. Wisconsin Republicans suddenly interested in Democratic proposals.
1:15pm
Rep. Steineke. And Assembly Republicans offer shared solutions to Evers.
11:50am
Rep. Ballweg. Assembly Republicans send letter to Governor Evers on legislative priorities.
11:49am
One Wisconsin Now. Assembly Republicans missing an opportunity to make bipartisan progress by tackling student loan debt crisis.
11:32am
Rep. Anderson. Seeks to void the Wisconsin power grab.
11:02am
Sen. Feyen. Requests "Open for Business" signs. Letter to DOA.
10:58am
Rep. August. Assembly Republicans seek common ground.
9:52am
Rep. Stubbs. Wisconsin Assembly Democrats: Congratulations Governor Evers.
9:23am
Rep. Nygren. Assembly Republicans extend hand of bipartisanship.
9:21am
Various Elected Officials. Letter to Gov. Evers.
8:47am
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. Urges caution on property tax hikes.
7:51am
WMC. Automatic property tax hikes will hurt Wisconsin families and businesses.
4:59am
Sens. Feyen, Testin; Reps. Schraa, Krug. Introduce bill to clarify sexually violent persons placement process.

10:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly Republicans expand staff ahead of budget fights using former aides to Scott Walker.
9:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Assembly Republicans outline priorities to Evers.
5:01am
Fox 6. New bill would prevent Wisconsin lawmakers from destroying public records.
4:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. Fitchburg lawmaker who is paralyzed says GOP Assembly leaders broke law by excluding him from lame-duck votes.
4:31am
WEAU. La Crosse School District backs bill that would require Hmong education.

State Agencies

11:00am
DOT. Governor Evers announces more than $118 million in payments to local governments. 

4:15am
Racine Journal Times. Department of Corrections logs $50M in overtime.

Economy/Business

10:56am
Reuters. Foxconn December revenue dips, first time in 10 months.
4:27am
WJFW. Petco announces it will close Drs. Foster and Smith, eliminating 289 jobs.
4:16am
Milwaukee Biz Times. UW economists forecast loss of 50,000 jobs in Wisconsin this year.
4:06am
AP. U.S., China leave next steps for trade talks unclear.
4:03am
AP. USDA delays deadline for farmer aid to offset tariff losses.

Statewide

11:35am
RENEW Wisconsin. "Scaling Up for the Job Ahead" Jan. 17 Renewable Energy Summit will feature Xcel Energy's Mark Stoering, Gov. Tony Evers.
11:25am
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Award submissions break another record.

4:11am
Cap Times. Charitable front: Wisconsin man exploits loopholes to funnel millions supposedly for charities to himself.

Courts

11:58am
Leg. Council. Memo regarding constitutionality of the Legislature convening an "Extraordinary Session."
11:47am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Joins lawsuit to prevent enforcement of bills passed during "Extraordinary Session" of the Legislature.
11:13am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Sues to prevent enforcement of bills passed during unconstitutional "Extraordinary Session" of the Legislature.

11:23am
U.S. News & World Report. Lawsuit targets GOP laws reducing Wisconsin governor's power.
8:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Groups to file lawsuit seeking to void laws passed during Wisconsin's lame-duck session.
7:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Groups plan to file suit to overturn lame-duck session laws.
4:09am
Oshkosh Northwestern. In the wake of $6.2 million settlement, what happens next in the UWO Foundation scandal?
4:08am
WSAW. Lawsuit filed, voluntary agreement reached after contaminated water found in central sands region.

Education

2:51pm
UW-Madison. Immune system's front-line defense freezes bacteria in their tracks.
1:17pm
UW-Stout. Professor co-authors 'Family Ties and Aging' textbook.

4:20am
Governing. Lead in school water: Less than half the states test for it, and fewer require it.

Local

1:16pm
Washington County. County Board designates 9/11 Memorial.
9:55am
Washington County Planning and Parks. Multi-jurisdictional Comprehensive Plan 2050: Update.

4:40am
Fox 6. 11 in 7 days: Milwaukee County medical examiner calls 2019 probable overdose deaths 'alarming.'

Congress

1:20pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins legislation to protect federal workers and their families from losing their homes, falling behind on bills during shutdown.
5:03am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Announces town hall meetings.
5:02am
U.S. Rep. Moore. Votes to get Wisconsin families their tax refunds.

11:10am
USA Today. 'I live paycheck to paycheck': Federal workers to rally for their jobs at White House.
11:05am
The Hill. McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government.
4:34am
Politico. NTSB investigators largely furloughed, halting accident work.
4:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Ron Johnson backs border wall, funding for essential government functions.
4:30am
Fox 11. "Pelosi is being held hostage": Gallagher talks Democrats, compromise on border security.
4:28am
WISN. Government shutdown delays release of one of Lakefront Brewery's beers.
4:19am
New York Times. Government shutdown curtails F.D.A. food inspections.
4:10am
Daily Reporter. Federal shutdown delays some state road, bridge contracts.
4:04am
Politico. Shutdown's economic damage: $1 billion a week.

Politics

9:13am
Hagedorn for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Campaign off to historic fundraising start.

4:12am
Chippewa Herald. Scott Walker says he will chair Trump's Wisconsin re-election campaign.

Wednesday January 9, 2019

Governor

4:05pm
Gov. Evers. And Lt. Gov. Barnes announce additional senior leadership team members.
9:22am
ABC for Health. Lauds Gov. Evers orders on consumer protections & health communities.

1:33pm
Cap Times. Tony Evers say he will direct AG Josh Kaul to change Wisconsin's stance on Obamacare lawsuit.
1:30pm
U.S. News & World Report. State rep officially resigns to join Evers cabinet.
1:29pm
WQOW. Evers joins Kaul in supporting 'red flag' disarmament law.
1:19pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers to take action on state's role in ACA lawsuit.
4:51am
The Hill. Dem governors draw contrasts with Trump.
4:28am
Chippewa Herald. Gov. Tony Evers commits to improving Wisconsin health care in La Crosse visit.
4:11am
WEAU. Gov. Tony Evers stops in La Crosse day after inauguration.

Legislative

2:28pm
ACLU Wisconsin Testimony in opposition to AJR 1 and SJR 2.
1:26pm
Rep. Horlacher, Sen. Jacque. Closing a loophole on underage drinking.
1:13pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Why Marsy's Law is flawed.
1:09pm
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Launches third "Voices for Victims" video.
12:17pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Announces 2019-20 committee assignments.
12:14pm
Rep. Hebl. Announces 2019-2020 committee assignments.
10:34am
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on inauguration and committee appointments.
4:57am
Rep. Vining. Sworn in to Wisconsin State Assembly.
4:57am
Rep. Neubauer. Appointed to six committees.
4:56am
Rep. Crowley. Sworn in for 2nd term, announces 2019-2020 committee assignments.

1:31pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bipartisan group of lawmakers recommends increased funding for schools.
4:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers, health officials discuss future of medical marijuana in Wisconsin.
4:10am
WQOW. Chippewa County Board sends message: State needs more money for child services.
4:04am
Fox 6. 'We have a problem in Wisconsin:' Bill would make 1st offense OWI a crime, punishable by 30 days in jail.

State Agencies

4:49am
WUWM. New Attorney General Josh Kaul says he'll pursue priorities despite lame-duck session.

Economy/Business

5:01am
CNBC. Fitch warns of possible cut to U.S. triple-A rating if shutdown continues.
4:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Major Wisconsin farm groups open to creating dairy supply management program.
4:17am
AP. U.S., China wrap up talks on tariff battle.

Statewide

4:03pm
Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin. Von Haden announces retirement and transition.
2:44pm
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Evolution marketing attains Green Masters Level status.

Education

2:53pm
UW-Madison. Sambamurthy selected as Wisconsin School of Business dean.
10:33am
UW-Eau Clarie. Day of service, remembrance event mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Local

1:28pm
Madison & Dane County Public Health. WIC Clinics remain open during the shutdown.

7:45am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan voters will have their say on 'dark store' tax loopholes in April election.

Congress

2:29pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Fishes for solution to invasive species problem.
2:08pm
Rep. Subeck. Praises Federal Background Check Expansion Act introduction.
2:04pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Introduces the BUILD WALL Act.
1:27pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces legislation to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices and lower costs for seniors.
10:35am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce Background Check Expansion Act to reduce gun violence.
5:00am
USDA. Announces plan to protect SNAP participants' access to SNAP in February.
4:59am
Voces de la Frontera. Responds to Trump's racist TV address.

2:51pm
Bloomberg. Trump walks out of 'waste of time' meeting with Democrats: Shutdown update.
1:22pm
The Hill. Trump says emergency declaration coming without border deal with Dems.
5:03am
WISC. Here's what Wisconsin senators, representatives are saying after Trump's address.
4:33am
CBS 58. Where Wisconsin politicians stand on government shutdown, border wall.
4:32am
WAOW. Some Wisconsin politicians donate, withhold pay during shutdown.
4:28am
La Crosse Tribune. Rep. Ron Kind: Congress will write individual appropriations bills to fund agencies during shutdown.
4:20am
Appleton Post Crescent. Appleton police Chief Todd Thomas: Government shutdown impacts local law enforcement.
4:14am
The Hill. Trump and congressional leaders set third meeting over shutdown.
4:14am
WTMJ. Voces de la Frontera reacts to President Trump's border wall address.
4:10am
WKBT. Representative Kind discusses priorities for 116th Congress.
4:09am
Reuters. House Democrats to test Republicans on Trump's wall demand.
4:07am
AP. Trump links drugs, violent crime to lack of border wall.
4:07am
Reuters. Factbox: Impact on U.S. government widens on 18th day of shutdown.
4:03am
Politico. White House reverses course on food stamp funding.
4:03am
U.S. News & World Report. Senator seeks Air National Guard sexual misconduct probe.

Politics

10:36am
Hagedorn for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Statement on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
10:32am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Diane Hendricks tops Wisconsin donors in federal races.

4:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Watchdog says backers of controversial power line gave thousands to lawmakers.

Tuesday January 8, 2019

Inauguration

4:21pm
Rep. Haywood. Sworn in as the youngest elected official in Wisconsin during inauguration ceremony held at the Wisconsin State Capitol.
3:44pm
Sen. Jacque. (Updated) Excited to begin the 2019-20 legislative session.
2:20pm
Rep. Subeck. Sworn in for third term, announces 2019-2020 committee assignments.
2:07pm
Rep. Murphy. Inaugurated to fourth term.
10:53am
Statements on inauguration:  Rep. Born. Rep. Snyder. Rep. Jagler. Rep. Tittl.
8:49am
Rep. Considine. Celebrates third inauguration, announces 2019-2020 committee assignments.
4:57am
Statements on inauguration:  Rep. Edming. Rep. Macco. Rep. Skowronski. Rep. Oldenburg. Rep. Magnafici. Rep. Dittrich. Rep. Neubauer. Rep. Gundrum.

4:34am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Kaul calls out GOP for lame duck actions.
4:31am
Fox 6. Vos defends lawmakers' role in 1st speech: 'These next 2 years will bring new challenges and opportunities.'
4:14am
Fox 6. 'Change is coming:' Governor Tony Evers celebrates inauguration at gala in Madison. CBS 58.
4:12am
WJFW. Lawmakers look to focus on road and school funding, healthcare access during legislative session.
4:11am
WISN. Gov. Tony Evers on beating cancer before running for governor.
4:10am
WISN. Wisconsin's new AG calls for 'red flag' gun law.
4:10am
NBC 15. Wisconsin state senators sworn into office.
4:08am
WISC. Lawmakers call for compromise following the 'return of divided government' in Wisconsin.
4:07am
WEAU. Local parties react to Tony Evers sworn in as Wisconsin governor.
4:06am
WSAW. Local legislators reflect on state's leadership change.
4:06am
Spectrum News. Gov. Evers calls for putting people before politics during inaugural address.

Governor

3:47pm
Gov. Evers. Executive Order #4: Relating to the preservation of insurance protections.
3:46pm
Gov. Evers. Executive Order #3: Relating to the creation of a Healthy Communities Initiative.
10:57am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Statement on executive order from Governor Evers protecting LGBT employees.
4:58am
Fair Wisconsin. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signs pro-LGBTQ executive order.

3:41pm
WQOW. Ever issues limited health care-related executive orders.
2:51pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers says previous administration failed to make some state employees feel valued.
12:32pm
WAOW. Gov. Evers says he may visit Lincoln Hills early January.
4:05am
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Evers issues anti-discrimination order.

Legislative

3:43pm
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Champions bill cracking down on human trafficking of WI youth.
2:42pm
Rep. Vruwink. Named ranking member of two committees.
2:29pm
Rep. Ballweg. 15th Annual Jon Ballweg Leadership Scholarship.
2:29pm
Rep. Nygren. Governor Evers backtracks on calls for unity.
12:34pm
Rep. Subeck. Statement on legislative calendar conflict with Jewish holiday.
12:24pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Announces committee assignments for 2019-20 legislative session.
12:23pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on 2019-2020 committee assignments.
12:22pm
Sen. Cowles. Pleased to be returning as Audit Committee Co-Chair.
12:21pm
Rep. Kolste. To serve as lead Democrat on three committees.
12:20pm
Rep. Hintz. Announces Assembly committee assignments.
11:00am
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Gains more than 50 legislative sponsors, scheduled for joint legislative hearing.
10:58am
Sen. Feyen. To host office hours in the Town of Utica.
8:26am
Rep. Nygren. Announces staff for 2019 Legislative Session.

4:26am
Stevens Point Journal. Legislation aimed at protecting coverage of pre-existing conditions could face new hurdles.
4:09am
WKOW. Dane County, Middleton law enforcement say "failing" gun laws factor in Paradigm shooting.

State Agencies

3:45pm
DNR. Weekly news.

Economy/Business

2:23pm
Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy. Slow growth predicted statewide and nationally in 2019. Report.
2:08pm
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employment Update.

2:26pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Report: U.S. economy showing signs of weakening.
4:48am
Racine Journal Times. 'It's too expensive to develop' say developers facing tariffs, labor shortage.

Environment/Outdoors

4:16am
WJFW. Third positive test helps DNR pin down 'epicenter' of CWD in Northwoods deer herd.

Statewide

3:10pm
We Energies. Make grandma the star of the 2019 We Energies Cookie Book.
2:50pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's official Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration.
2:25pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Announces prescription savings program.
1:19pm
WMC. Robert Moses will continue to lead the statewide board for chamber executives.
10:55am
Alliant Energy. Names JP Brummond vice president of business planning.

Courts

1:39pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republican lawmakers ask court to delay Wisconsin's gerrymandering case.
4:46am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Juneau County lawsuit: Dairy companies knew they were contaminating groundwater, wells.
4:35am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse County watches as opioid cases inch ahead.

Education

1:57pm
UW-Madison. Ancient gene duplication gave grasses multiple ways to wait out winter.
1:21pm
UW-Stout. Visit to Cadaver Lab gives Colfax HS students impactful experiences.

Congress

10:55am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Moran. Introduce bipartisan legislation to expand access to chiropractic health care for current and former military personnel.

2:44pm
The Hill. Deficit spikes 41 percent in first quarter of fiscal year.
4:49am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Federal courts set to run out of money Friday because of government shutdown.
4:21am
Politico. Food stamps for millions of Americans become pawns in shutdown fight.
4:19am
AP. Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown.
4:18am
WAOW. Some breweries feeling the impact of federal government shutdown.
4:17am
Washington Post. The National Weather Service is 'open,' but your forecast is worse because of the shutdown.
4:16am
USA Today. Government shutdown: Congress back at work, Trump to give prime-time address. Will it matter?
4:03am
AP. Trump to take his case to build wall to prime-time audience.

Politics

10:59am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. ATC execs throw money around in Madison.

Monday January 7, 2019

Inauguration

4:49pm
Statements on Inauguration:  Rep. Ballweg. Rep. Sargent.
4:46pm
Statements on Inauguration:  Rep. Brooks. Rep. Swearingen. Rep. Kuglitsch. Rep. Pope. Rep. Rodriguez. Rep. Katsma. Rep. Knodl. Rep. Steffen. Rep. Wichgers. Rep. Duchow.
4:14pm
Rep. Hintz. A new era for Wisconsin.
4:08pm
Speaker Vos. New era of government begins in Wisconsin.
4:07pm
Rep. Hintz. Welcomes incoming members to the Legislature.
4:07pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. State Senate celebrates swearing-in ceremony ahead of upcoming legislative session.
4:02pm
Rep. Kitchens. Looks forward to bipartisanship this session.
4:02pm
Sen. Kapenga. Sworn in for second Senate term.
4:01pm
Sen. Feyen. Statement on the 104th Session of the Wisconsin State Senate.
3:50pm
Rep. Plumer. Inaugurated for first full term.
3:49pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on the inauguration of new constitutional offcers for Wisconsin.
3:48pm
Rep. August. Sworn in as Representative; Elected Speaker Pro Tempore.
3:47pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on Senate inauguration.
3:45pm
Rep. Summerfield. To continue working for Chippewa Valley.
3:40pm
Rep. Stubbs. Sworn-in to Wisconsin State Assembly.
3:39pm
Rep. Hintz. Sworn-in to Wisconsin State Assembly.
3:38pm
Rep. Cabrera. Sworn-in to Wisconsin State Assembly.
3:37pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Sworn-in for another four year term.
3:37pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Ready for the 2019-20 legislative session.
3:35pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Excited for cooperation in new session.
3:06pm
Sen. Shilling. Senate Dem leader lays out priorities for 2019-20 session.
3:05pm
Rep. Vorpagel. Sworn in for third term.
3:04pm
Sen. Jacque. Statement regarding official swearing-in as state Senator.
3:03pm
Sen. Larson. It is an honor to serve the Milwaukee area and the Seventh Senate District.
2:46pm
Rep. Steineke. Re-sworn in as Representative of the 5th Assembly District.
2:45pm
Sen. Smith. Statement regarding swearing-in.
2:39pm
Rep. Gruszynski. Statement on inauguration.
2:38pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Local pastor leads prayer for Assembly inauguration ceremony.
2:37pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Begins fifth term in state Assembly.
2:24pm
Rep. Nygren. Sworn in for seventh term.
2:24pm
Rep. Goyke. Sworn in to represent the 18th Assembly District.
2:22pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Sworn in for a third term.
1:47pm
UW System President Cross. Statement on inauguration of Gov. Tony Evers and newly elected state legislative officials.
1:45pm
Sen. Larson. The inauguration of Governor Evers signals a new era for Wisconsin.
1:35pm
IBEW Local 494. Statement on swearing-in of new Wisconsin leadership.
1:28pm
AG Kaul. Inaugural remarks.
1:03pm
One Wisconsin Now. Statements on inauguration of Gov. Tony Evers and newly elected statewide officers.
12:55pm
WMC. Statement on inauguration of Gov. Tony Evers.
12:51pm
Sen. Shilling. Welcomes Governor Evers.
12:47pm
Gov. Evers. Sworn in as 46th Governor of Wisconsin, gives inaugural address.

1:44pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Democrat Tony Evers sworn in as Wisconsin's 46th governor.
1:31pm
U.S. News & World Report. Democrat Tony Evers sworn in as Wisconsin's 46th governor.
12:59pm
Wisconsin State Journal. With call to transcend party, Tony Evers takes oath to become Wisconsin's 46th governor.
12:58pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrat Tony Evers takes over as governor as Republicans hang onto big majorities.

Governor

5:43pm
Gov. Evers. Executive Order #2: Relating to recognizing and respecting state employees.
5:41pm
Gov. Evers. Executive Order #1: Relating to prohibiting discrimination in state employment, public services, and contracting.
9:30am
VFW Department of Wisconsin. Welcomes WDVA Secretary-nominee Mary Kolar.

12:54pm
Racine Journal Times. Advocates on both sides react to Evers' desire to put voucher info on tax bills.
5:11am
Fox 6. Governor-elect Evers, Lt. Gov-elect Barnes host kids' gala in Milwaukee; 'They are our future.'
5:10am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Gov.-elect Evers vows to reinvest in children, education.
4:49am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers' Cabinet picks signal pragmatism, diversity to some; others call them too urban-centric.
4:39am
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans, Democrats speak to Walker's legacy.
4:38am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers set to be sworn in as Wisconsin's 46th governor.
4:36am
NBC 26. Evers talks with Appleton families ahead of inauguration.  Fox 11.

Legislative

4:50pm
Rep. Mursau. to chair Committee on Forestry, Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
9:32am
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. What they're saying: Let voters have say on victims' rights law.
9:04am
Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding. Recommendations of the Commission.
4:46am
Speaker Vos. ICYMI: Commentary by Speaker Vos, Inauguration Day in Wisconsin.

12:53pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin Republican leaders remain opposed to marijuana legalization despite moves by neighbors.
5:05am
Fox 6. 'Truly remarkable:' Kalan Haywood II sworn in as youngest state legislator in Wisconsin.
4:50am
Beloit Daily News. Citizens gave legislators an earful on lame-duck plan.
4:37am
WFRV. Senators, Gov.-elect Evers say parties will work together.
4:37am
Fox 11. 2 Wisconsin Republicans want harsher law against first-time drunken driver offenders.
4:28am
Governing. All or nothing: How state politics became a winner-take-all world.

State Agencies

3:42pm
WEDC. To host webinar on state's Certified in Wisconsin Program.
11:52am
Wisconsin Lottery. Portage County man claims $350,000 SuperCash! top prize.
4:42am
AG Kaul. Announces additional DOJ appointees.

Economy/Business

9:08am
TDS Telecom. Delivers letter to FCC about Nexstar negotiations.

2:50pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Report: Wisconsin fell $76 million short in 2017 venture capital investing.
1:42pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal government shutdown impacting Wisconsin businesses.
4:59am
WISC. 'No one knows what's going to happen': Effect of government shutdown on our economy.
4:48am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin receives few federal unemployment claims as shutdown enters week 3.

Statewide

3:41pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Convention coming up Jan. 25-27 in Appleton.
11:53am
WDA Foundation. Five new directors join.
11:51am
Alliant Energy. Wind energy increasingly economic for customers.
9:22am
Fox 6. 'Odorless, colorless gas:' Health officials encourage Wisconsin residents to test their homes for radon.
4:44am
DAV Wisconsin. To honor Packer linebaker Kyler Fackrell and wife Elizabeth for their work with veterans.

9:25am
Cap Times. Conservative WILL beefs up fundraising, media efforts as Tony Evers prepares to take office.
4:40am
Spectrum News. Countrywide shortage of shingles vaccine hits Wisconsin.
4:35am
WISC. Health care experts call new federally-required hospital price listings 'not very consumer-friendly.'

Courts

1:58pm
Reuters. Politicians cannot block social media foes: U.S. appeals court.
5:00am
The Hill. Supreme Court to take up gerrymandering cases.

Education

2:10pm
UW-Stout. Millennials, older generations split on packaging preferences.
1:32pm
Marquette University. College of Nursing pilots senior fitness program with St. Camillus.
4:45am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Announces Graduate Student Scholarship winner.

9:23am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse area colleges say Trump rhetoric, policies undermine international recruitment.

Local

11:49am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Madison Food Policy Council announces 2019 SEED Grants cycle.

4:31am
WISN. Milwaukee is America's most segregated city, report says.

Congress

4:48am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Joins House Democrats in introducing the For the People Act.

3:53pm
The Hill. White House: IRS will issue tax refunds despite shutdown.
4:57am
WTMJ. Wisconsin representative's bill would allow for crowdsourced fundraising to build border wall.
4:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin congressional delegation at odds over government shutdown.
4:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin alcohol producers face delays during government shutdown.
4:33am
WKOW. Government shutdown could impact food stamp users.
4:30am
USA Today. The government shutdown is tied for third longest on record - with no end in sight.
4:29am
Reuters. Trump holds firm on border wall, offers steel option as compromise.

Friday January 4, 2019

Governor

11:27am
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Statement on DHS Secretary-designate Andrea Palm.
11:26am
Milwaukee Ald. Zielinski. Resolution supports Tony Evers' plan to boost minimum wage.
4:55am
Wisconsin Personal Services Association. Statement on nomination of Andrea Palm as DHS Secretary.
4:53am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Anticipates positive working relationship with new Secretary of the Department of Health Services Andrea Palm.

3:43pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers names top deputies as he prepares to take office Monday.
1:42pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Scott Walker's eight years as governor ushered in profound change in Wisconsin.
4:21am
Cap Times. Tony Evers says he has 'no intent' to break lame-duck laws, plans to meet with Assembly Republicans.
4:16am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Tony Evers picks Obama official, two state lawmakers and two aides for his cabinet.
4:00am
WTMJ. Republicans, Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers to try to find common ground.

Legislative

12:02pm
Sen. Schachtner. Announces committee appointments.
11:33am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Priorities, Plans and a Request.
11:25am
Sen. Shilling. Announces Senate office staff.

4:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers examine changes for bail, conditions of pretrial release.
4:12am
U.S. News & World Report. Lawmakers try again on first-offense drunken driving. WKOW.
4:05am
Fox 11. Fox 11 Investigates: What will divided state government be able to accomplish.

State Agencies

3:46pm
OCI. Administrative Actions December 2018.
1:30pm
AG-elect Kaul. Announces DOJ appointees.
11:51am
AG Schimel. Commends partners, announces new data collection and encourages observance of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.
11:30am
Wisconsin Lottery. Saturday's Megabucks drawing features highest jackpot since 2015.

4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. AG: Jail staff can ignore do-no-resuscitate orders.
4:06am
WBAY. TARGET 2 INVESTIGATES: Employee harassment at Green Bay prison.

Economy/Business

12:00pm
The Hill. Economy adds robust 312K jobs in December, well above expectations.
4:37am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Foxconn buys former Elks lodge in downtown Racine.

Statewide

11:28am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Announces new hires, staff promotions.
4:57am
Alliant Energy. Diggers Hotline Excavator Safety Training sessions slated.
4:52am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Janesville City Council member elected to state government watchdog board.

Courts

11:31am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Michael Engelhardt v. City of New Berlin.
11:30am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Shawn T. Wiskerchen.

3:57am
The Hill. Dem states take first step in appealing ObamaCare ruling.

Local

1:33pm
Washington County. Constitutional officers take oaths of office.

Congress

1:35pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins legislation calling on President Trump, future presidential nominees to release tax returns.
1:32pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Introduces bill to crowdsource the wall.
11:32am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Presses VA for answers on misuse of suicide prevention funds.
5:01am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Bill to award Medal of Honor to WWII veteran.

3:49pm
CNBC. Trump threatened to keep the government closed for 'months or even years' in meeting with top Democrats.
3:31pm
Reuters. U.S. government shutdown grinds on, Trump threatens emergency powers.
11:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Government shutdown looms over farmers as they face tough decisions.
4:24am
Racine Journal Times. Steil sworn in; 'Wall is a key component' on border security. 
4:09am
Politico. Congress no closer to deal despite House votes to end shutdown. AP.
4:08am
WSAW. Rep. Bryan Steil on replacing outgoing Rep. Paul Ryan.
4:03am
Fox 11. Gallagher, Grothman talk about partial government shutdown.
4:01am
NBC 26. Government shutdown creates worries over programs like WIC.
3:59am
USA Today. IRS to take taxpayer's money in a shutdown but not issue refunds, plan says.
3:58am
Governing. How the shutdown affects federal employment in each state.

Politics

11:54am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin's ousted Gov. Scott Walker says he may run again.

Thursday January 3, 2019

Governor

3:58pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on cabinet appointment of Caleb Frostman as Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development.
3:55pm
Survival Coalition. Statement on appointment of Andrea Palm to Department of Health Services Secretary.
3:52pm
Wisconsin BPDD. Statement on Governor-elect Evers nomination of Andrea Palm for DHS secretary.
3:44pm
Sen. Carpenter. Calls on GOP to reverse WEDC lame duck bill.
1:36pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on appointment of Rep. Peter Barca.
12:57pm
Rep. Kerkman. Statement on Barca appointment as DOR Secretary.
12:33pm
Rep. Barca. To serve as Secretary of Department of Revenue.
12:24pm
Rep. Steineke. On the appointment of Barca as DOR Secretary.
12:17pm
IBEW Local 494. Statement on Cabinet appointments to Secretaries of Wisconsin DSPS and DWD.
12:07pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on appointment of Rep. Barca.
11:42am
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on Rep. Peter Barca's appointment to be Department of Revenue Secretary.
11:36am
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Barnes announce cabinet members.
4:19am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on Governor-elect's plans to hike taxes.

1:35pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mandela Barnes embraces the visibility and opportunity for change he'll have as Wisconsin's first black lieutenant governor.
1:33pm
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Evers says he has 'no intent' to break law.
12:12pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers names Obama official, 2 lawmakers to Cabinet.
9:46am
NBC 15. Evers names Obama official to head Wisconsin health agency.
4:06am
WSAW. Governor-elect Evers hopeful as he begins his first term Monday.
4:05am
Cap Times. Tony Evers' inaugural festivities put focus on children with three 'kids' galas.'
3:59am
WTMJ. Gov.-elect Tony Evers on drunk driving laws: 'We need to take it more seriously.'
3:58am
CBS 58. Milwaukee could receive more state dollars, higher sales tax, under Evers.
3:56am
WKOW. 'We're all adults, let's move forward' Evers set priorities for 2019.
3:55am
WBAY. Gov.-elect Evers prepares budget plan; Republicans say compromise is likely.
3:55am
WEAU. Governor-elect Evers hopeful as he begins his first term Monday.
3:52am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Evers hopes to 'bridge the gap' on transportation funding issue.
3:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers wants property tax bills to show cost of voucher schools.
3:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers say it will take a lawsuit to get him to go along with lame-duck legislation.

Legislative

3:54pm
Sen. Bewley, Rep. Meyers. Statement on Ashland D.A. appointment.
3:49pm
Sen. Darling, Rep. Ott. Introduce drunk driving bills.
11:03am
Rep. Kitchens. Announces district listening sessions.
11:00am
Clean Wisconsin. Statement on Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality.
10:07am
Speaker Vos. Invites Gov.-elect Evers to Assembly GOP caucus.
10:00am
Sen. Larson. Weekly Democratic radio address: Opportunity to move Wisconsin forward on drunk driving in 2019.
9:45am
Rep. Sanfelippo. To continue leading on health issues as chair of Assembly Health Committee.
9:44am
Speaker Vos. Statement on task force request.
8:49am
Reps. Tranel, Novak. Call on Speaker to form Task Force on Water Quality.
8:43am
Rep. Nygren. Appointed to Committee on Substance Abuse and Prevention.

12:10pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tainted drinking water sparks Wisconsin GOP leader to promise task force.

State Agencies

1:07pm
AG Schimel. Announces another record-breaking Drug Take Back day collection.
12:08pm
DOJ. Wisconsin Native American Drug and Gang Initiative receives national drug fighting award.
10:17am
AG Schimel. Issues formal opinion on shoreland zoning. Request. Opinion.
10:13am
AG Schimel. Issues formal opinion on whether county jail staff are required to comply with jail inmates' do-not-resuscitate orders. Request. Opinion.
8:44am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter - January 2019.

Economy/Business

3:57am
NBC 15. Hundreds of new applicants ask for hemp growing and processing licenses.
3:53am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Milwaukee area manufacturing growth slowest since December 2016.
3:48am
Wisconsin State Journal. Rayovac is sold to Energizer.

Statewide

11:12am
DPI. Hearing set Jan. 28 on rules for open enrollment.
9:59am
Michael Best Strategies. Adds Brian Taffora as a principal in Wisconsin.
4:21am
Right Wisconsin. Pundit predict the events that will shape 2019, from the budget to baseball.

11:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 2018 closes as one of the wettest on record for southern Wisconsin.
4:07am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Wisconsin-Lake Michigan marine sanctuary supporters hopeful as Tony Evers takes office.
3:47am
Spectrum News. Federal law requires hospitals to post prices online.

Education

3:45pm
DPI. Grant program gets kids excited about fruits and veggies.
12:23pm
UW-Stout. Students' research aims to ease loneliness for area seniors.
11:01am
UW-Madison. Flashing lights protect livestock in Chile - by deterring pumas.
9:47am
UW-Stout. Regional high school teams to compete Jan. 12 in DECA District event.

Local

4:20am
Fair Wisconsin. Cudahy becomes 4th Wisconsin city to enact protections against "conversion therapy" for LGBTQ youth.

4:13am
Fox 6. 'Really on the rise:' Sheboygan Co. prosecutor says meth is making a comeback in Wisconsin.

Congress

4:00am
The Hill. McConnell suggests shutdown could last for weeks.
3:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. More than 360 Wisconsin Coast Guard members working without pay.
3:47am
WDIO. Government shutdown could impact some tribal operations.
3:42am
AP. After shutdown talks go nowhere, officials to try again.

Politics

9:58am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Two appeals judges on April ballot for open Wisconsin Supreme Court seat.

3:49am
Chippewa Herald. Brian Hagedorn, Lisa Neubauer set for Wisconsin Supreme Court battle.
3:45am
U.S. News & World Report. Supreme Court field set with Neubauer, Hagedorn facing off. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Wednesday January 2, 2019

Governor

4:50pm
Voces de la Frontera. Tony Evers will include restoring driver licenses & in-state tuition for immigrant families in 2019-21 Wisconsin budget.
4:47pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints St. Croix County Judge and Ashland County District Attorney.

2:08pm
Cap Times. Tony Evers pledges to find 'common ground.'
2:06pm
AP. Evers open to vetoing entire GOP-written budget if necessary.
2:05pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers planning on visiting Lincoln Hills during his first week in office.
2:04pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers says his budget will offer 'clear pathway' to increase Wisconsin's minimum wage.

Budget

4:02am
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers, like Scott Walker, eyes fuller picture for state finances, but progress is elusive.

Legislative

2:01pm
Rep. Kitchens. Appointed to Assembly committees.
11:33am
Sen. Feyen. To host town hall meeting in the Town of Empire.
10:28am
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Launches effort to put victims' rights amendment on April 2019 ballot.
9:46am
One Wisconsin Now. Robin Vos: The secrecy Speaker.

11:31am
New York Times. Voting issues and gerrymanders are now key political battlegrounds.
4:17am
WAOW. Stiffer penalties for first time OWIs could be addressed in 2019.
4:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Speaker Robin Vos won't release $850,000 contract with law firm in Wisconsin gerrymandering case. U.S. News & World Report.
4:06am
Governing. The biggest issues for states to watch in 2019.
4:00am
Wisconsin State Journal. Legislature considers changes to bail, pretrail justice process.

State Agencies

4:48pm
DATCP. Coming Feb. 1: New, more local runoff risk forecast tool.
4:46pm
DATCP. Alice in Dairyland application period now open.
1:00pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Gifted ticket produces $100,000 Holiday Countdown win.

4:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin tries a more coordinated approach to stop impaired driving.
4:09am
WBAY. New grant offers sober life for opioid addicts.
4:08am
WXOW. Additional auditors generate $72 million more in revenue.
4:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Exclusion barring state employees from transgender surgery coverage to be removed Jan. 1.

Economy/Business

7:58am
CNBC. U.S. Trade Rep. Lighthizer thinks more tariffs could be needed to get meaningful China concessions.
4:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin ends 2018 on good note with unemployment numbers.
4:01am
Beloit Daily News. Jobless rates rise on both sides of state line.

Statewide

1:15pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Honored with two national awards.
1:13pm
NeighborWorks Alliance of Wisconsin. Report reveals tremendous economic impact from six organizations.
12:07pm
UW-Extension, USDA, USGS, Iowa County, Grant County, Lafayette County. New groundwater study in southwest Wisconsin reveals water quality problems.
9:38am
Right Wisconsin. Releases "The Dumbest Dozen" of 2018.

7:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Hazardous drinking water found in 42% of southwest Wisconsin wells.

Education

1:00pm
UW-Stout. Fork designed to alert user about foods that cause allergic reactions.

Local

1:14pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Deputies arrest 24 in Operation Drive Sober over New Year holiday weekend.
10:27am
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Chisholm supports regulated cannabis legalization.

4:29am
WJFW. Langlade Co. DA's office to focus more on victims, meth epidemic by adding additional prosecutor.

Congress

2:07pm
The Hill. Trump digs in on wall before meeting with congressional leaders.
4:12am
Politico. How the shutdown is reaching a breaking point.
4:11am
Spectrum News 1. Government shutdown forcing activity cancellations for Ice Age Trail.
4:07am
USA Today. Garbage, feces, other bad behavior take toll on national parks during shutdown.
4:06am
Reuters. Congress to reconvene with no end in sight for federal shutdown.
4:04am
The Hill. White House: Pelosi's plan to reopen the government 'a non-starter.'
4:01am
Wausau Daily Herald. Government shutdown hits small businesses, federal workers.

Politics

10:54am
Hagedorn for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Submits more than 5,000 nomination signatures for Supreme Court seat.
9:39am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Influence Peddler of the Month - National Rifle Association. 

12:04pm
U.S. News & World Report. Deadline for state Supreme Court candidacies looms.
12:04pm
Wisconsin State Journal. NRA spending tops $1 million in 2018 Wisconsin races.
4:10am
WSAW. Walker plans to give speeches, advocate for conservatives.

 

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