Friday January 18, 2019 - Updated 4:20pm

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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