Friday January 31, 2020 - Updated 5:00pm

Governor

3:06pm
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order #68 declaring a State of Emergency in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties. 
11:59am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Tina Pommier as Eau Claire County Register of Deeds. 

3:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With student loan debt in Wisconsin surpassing $24 billion, Evers creates task force to seek solutions. 

Legislative

5:00pm
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Applauds Assembly's support of Wisconsin Community Health Centers. 
2:37pm
Rep. Hintz. Republicans politicize legislation to test sexual assault kits. 
12:21pm
Rep. Pronschinske. Column: Making history in the state Capitol.
12:17pm
Sen. Schachtner. Column: Farming is our future.
11:51am
Sen. Marklein. Column: The state of ag in Wisconsin.
9:22am
Rep. Loudenbeck. To speak on panel at White House summit on Human Trafficking.
9:21am
Reps. Sargent, Taylor. Respond to Repbublican hijacking of bipartisan sexual assault kit bills. 

3:37am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Despite supporters' optimism, DNC late bar time doubtful, says Wisconsin Senate leader. 
3:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State lawmakers clash over GOP's 'tougher on crime' bills. 
3:31am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin lawmakers introduce sweeping PFAS pollution bill. Green Bay Press Gazette
3:28am
NBC 15. 'I am who I am": Wisconsin lawmakers fight to stop hair discrimination. 
3:20am
WJFW. New laws aim to lower rates of Lyme disease in Wisconsin.
3:18am
WSAW. Proposal aims to make Colby the official state cheese. 
3:17am
WXPR. Rep. Felzkowski, Sen. Bernier try to get hearing on medical marijuana.

State Agencies

2:33pm
OCI Commissioner Afable. Visits with dairy farmers in Cambridge to highlight insurance challenges for family farms in Wisconsin.
11:58am
Dairyland Power Cooperative. PSCW grants approval for Badger State Solar facility.
11:53am
DWD. Updated county workforce profiles released. 
9:18am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

3:14am
Wisconsin State Journal. PSC approves 149-megawatt solar farm in Jefferson County.

Economy/Business

2:35pm
WMC. Wade Goodsell promoted to Vice President. 
12:20pm
Foxconn. Vertical construction and steel placement underway at Smart Manufacturing Center in Wisconsin.

3:33am
Racine Journal Times. Area jobless rates remain higher than year earlier, Racine still highest in state. 
3:29am
NBC 26. Marquis Yachts temporarily closing Pulaski location, 344 workers affected. 
3:22am
The Hill. U.S. farm bankruptcies jumped 20 percent in 2019 despite federal aid. 

Environment/Outdoors

12:03pm
WMC. Kwik Trip's Steve Loehr elected Chairman of the board.

Statewide

11:54am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Genisot appointed to Board.
9:18am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. State's college readiness slips. 

6:28am
Reuters. U.S. and others tighten curbs on travel to China as virus toll hits 213.
3:25am
WFRV. Report: Wisconsin not doing enough to tackle tobacco use, youth vaping. 

Courts

3:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Kohler agrees to pay $20 million in federal settlement over small engines violations. 
3:15am
Fox 6. City of Milwaukee sues pharmaceutical makers, distributors concerning opioid crisis. 

Education

12:18pm
Marquette University. Mission Week 2020 will focus on gratitude. 
12:01pm
UW-Eau Claire. Vinnese Ball ticket sales begin Feb. 3.
11:56am
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold leads St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin's legal team. 
11:49am
UW-Stout. Reducing waste, improving sustainability goals of RecycleMania.
3:47am
UW-La Crosse. Nese Nasif earns the Faculty Research Award for Extraordinary Service for her equity and diversity efforts. 
3:46am
UW-La Crosse. Former UWL coach being remembered for his impact. 

3:26am
KBJR6. Superior School District asks state for more help hiring social workers. 
3:24am
Madison.com. 3 more Madison private schools to join statewide voucher program. 

Congress

9:19am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Leads letter urging Coast Guard to begin acquisition process for new Great Lakes icebreaker. 

9:30am
USA Today. Donald Trump to make 'school choice' a major topic at State of the Union address. 
3:22am
WKBT. Wisconsin farmers waiting to see impact of trade agreements on industry. 
3:18am
Center Square. Wisconsin dairy farmers applaud USMCA signature. 

Politics

4:58pm
RPW. ICYMI: Judge Jill Karofsky let a serial child sex offender off easy. 
11:50am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement form Dane County Supervisors. 

3:23am
Center Square. Progressive voter group eyeing 30,000 voters in Wisconsin.
3:21am
U.S. News & World Report. Kelly accuses Karofsky of slander in Supreme Court forum. Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Thursday January 30, 2020

Governor

7:34am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Marcy West to Natural Resource Board. 

8:09am
WISN. Governor says state has 'contingency plans' for coronavirus. 
4:10am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Tony Evers signs order creating student debt task force. Fox 6.

Budget

8:56am
MacIver Institute. Now is the time for a flat tax. 

Special Session

12:57pm
State Senate Democratic Committee. Will Testin flip flop on farmers again?
12:07pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: It's time to stand up for our agricultural and rural communities. 
11:07am
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic Weekly Radio Address on special session on rural prosperity and support for farmers. 

3:51am
WKOW. State helping farmers cope with stress of tough industry. 

Legislative

1:40pm
Rep. Jagler. GOP weekly radio address: 30th Anniversary of School Choice in Wisconsin.
1:27pm
DOC Sec. Carr. Letter in opposition to AB 805, AB 806, AB 809.
1:26pm
Sen. Hansen, Rep. Nygren. Bipartisan bill to address PFAS contamination introduced. 
1:11pm
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on AB-605
12:54pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Hundreds rally at state Capitol to push for criminal justice reform. 
11:03am
AFSCME Wisconsin. Statement on Collective Bargaining Freedom Act. 
9:38am
LAB. Report 20-1: Fraud, Waste, and Mismanagement Hotline. Briefing Sheet. 
4:06am
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Advocates for streamlined dairy regulation in Wisconsin.
4:05am
Rep. Taylor. Testimony in support of SB 635.

3:26pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Some Wisconsin Republicans want to crack down on crime, but their plans would cost millions of dollars. 
12:33pm
Cap Times. Bill in the works to set later bar time during Democratic convention includes wedding barn measures. 
9:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republican bills would allow Wisconsin residents to block tech companies from collecting personal data. 
8:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee County sales tax referendum not on April ballot. 
3:55am
WQOW. Eau Claire lawmaker proposes phasing out voucher system. 
3:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Senate bill would raise retirement age for some public workers. Wisconsin State Journal. 
3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin lawmakers seek to create $10M clean water fund. 
3:38am
Cap Times. Lawmakers call $10 million plan to safeguard Wisconsin water a starting point to build on.
3:38am
WSAW. Public hearing postponed for animal abuse bill. 

State Agencies

3:18pm
RENEW Wisconsin. "Badger State Solar" project in Jefferson County gets PSC approval. 
12:42pm
DOJ. Cheese factory in Wood County allegedly steals more than $20,000 from 83 farmers. 
11:05am
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Natural areas to be topic of meeting in Muscoda. 

3:45am
WISC. Wisconsin seeks to delay Medicaid work requirement again.
3:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Was the six-week lockdown at Portage prison normal? A lack of data makes it hard to tell.

Economy/Business

11:17am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. CUNA Mutual group is newest Gold Member.
8:07am
WEC Energy Group. Posts strong 2019 results. 
4:13am
Small Business Development Center. Wisconsin restaurant initiative to boost vital industry. 

8:10am
Reuters. U.S. economy misses Trump's 3% growth target in 2019. 
3:57am
Milwaukee Patch. Retail apocalypse: 4 more chains closing Wisconsin stores. 

Environment/Outdoors

8:08am
WXPR. As land falls into Great Lakes, workers, regulators scramble to address water level 'crisis.'

Statewide

12:59pm
Wisconsin Counties Association. County officials gather next week for 2020 WCA Legislative Exchange. 
10:45am
Opportunity Wisconsin. New advocacy campaign is fighting for an economy that works for working people.

1:18pm
USA Today. Suicide rate in the USA continues to rise, new federal data shows. 
3:43am
Bloomberg. Fatal drug overdoses decline in U.S. for first time in three decades. 

Courts

12:19pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts five new cases. 
11:27am
Milwaukee City Attorney. Files complaint in federal court regarding opioid epidemic.  Complaint.
10:36am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Judical Commission v. The Honorable Kenneth W. Gorski.
10:34am
District IV Court of Appeals. Applegate-Bader Farm, LLC v. Wisconsin DOR.

3:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System settles in age discrimination case against former longtime employee. 
3:50am
Madison.com. State to pay $50,000 to former WERC attorney who sued over dismissal. 

Education

3:36pm
UW-Eau Claire. Retiring professor helped build nationally recognized business programs.
3:15pm
School Choice Wisconsin. Wisconsin program grows, MPCP and RPCP hold steady. 
3:14pm
DPI. Wisconsin Parental Choice Program has 286 schools registered for 2020-21 school year. 
3:14pm
DPI. Racine Parental Choice Program has 25 schools registered for 2020-21 school year. 
3:13pm
DPI. Milwaukee Parental Choice Program has 134 schools registered for 2020-21 school year. 
12:30pm
UW-Eau Claire. To celebrate Black History Month throughout February. 
12:17pm
UW-Stout. National Science Foundation renews LAKES REU funding.
9:54am
Wisconsin Budget Project. A decade after historic cuts, Wisconsin still hasn't fully restored state aid for public school districts, new report shows. 
4:03am
Marquette University. To build new home for Marquette business and innovation leadership programs.

1:33pm
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin law says kids must be taught Native American issues, but teachers say they don't know how. 
3:53am
WISC. Audit shows school safety grants helped Wisconsin schools make security upgrades, adequate safety plans. 
3:52am
Waunakee Tribune. Waunakee school board rejects proposal denouncing Native mascots. 
3:40am
WKOW. UW-Madison: University-sponsored student travel to China is now prohibited. 

Local

3:23pm
Kewaunee County. Welcomes winter fat-bike race to Ryan Park.
1:41pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes Conway. Names Connie Thompson Director of Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. 

3:47am
WXPR. Vilas Board approves 2nd Amendment sanctuary vote; Langlade goes to committee. 

Congress

10:43am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Presses Trump administration to prioritize recruitment and retention at Job Corps Centers. 
4:04am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on USMCA signing.

3:56am
CBS 58. Wisconsin farmers react to USMCA signing.
3:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's U.S. senators press for action on coronavirus. 
3:47am
WTMJ. Rep. Glenn Grothman working to bring Wisconsin family home from China. 
3:42am
WSAW. USMCA now law, farmers predict local impact. 
3:41am
Reuters. Trump signs USMCA, 'ending the NAFTA nightmare'; key Democrats not invited. 

Politics

3:50pm
RPW. ICYMI: Justice Daniel Kelly took Judge Jill Karofsky to task for her lies. 
3:17pm
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Milwaukee Bar forum establishes Justice Kelly as the clear choice in race. 
12:16pm
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Wisconsin Bear Hunters' Association endorses.
10:37am
One Wisconsin Now. Dan Kelly's opinion: It's OK to lie in judicial campaigns. 
8:26am
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Launches first statewide television ad. 
8:12am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Paul Soglin. 
4:02am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Announces candidacy.

3:58am
Wausau Daily Herald. 7th District forum: Candidates talk immigration, climate change, health care, marijuana legalization at Wausau event. 
3:56am
Fox 11. Green Bay expands early in-person absentee voting ahead of 2020 Spring Primary election.
3:53am
WJFW. Tricia Zunker on school choice: public dollars should fund public education. 

Wednesday January 29, 2020

Governor

12:59pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Tony Evers creates task force to take on student loan debt crisis in Wisconsin.
12:00pm
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order #67 relating to creating a Task Force on Student Debt.

3:23am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers signs bill increasing money for homelessness shelters. 

Special Session

3:38am
Sen. Smith, Rep. Considine. Ranking Democrats on agriculture call for action on special session.

Legislative

4:32pm
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Testimony on AB 726.
3:16pm
Rep. Gruszynski. Introduces PFAS packaging bill.
2:43pm
Rep. Goyke, Sen. Taylor. Introduce bi-partisan Wisconsin Corrections Reform & Reinvestment Initiative. 
2:39pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Visits DaVita Dialysis Clinic in Watertown. 
2:37pm
Rep. Zimmerman. Introduces legislation to safeguard your privacy. 
2:17pm
Wisconsin Water Alliance. Hosts water panel event with Reps. Novak and Shankland. 
2:14pm
Sen. Larson. And Reps. Taylor, Brostoff, Cabrera, Sinicki, and labor advocates advanced the introduction of the Fairness and Freedom for Workers legislative proposals. 
11:21am
Sen. Smith. Column: It's time to prioritize rural prosperity. 
10:45am
Rep. Hebl. Responds to Vice President Pence's visit to the Wisconsin Capitol.
10:43am
Sen. Marklein. (Updated) Announces listening sessions.

3:28am
RiverTowns. Wis. lawmaker proposes heavy regulations on private data collection.
3:27am
Kenosha News. Local officials push state for funds to address homelessness. 
3:26am
Chicago Tribune. In Kansas and Wisconsin, black female legislators push to outlaw bias based on hairstyles such as braids and dreadlocks. 

State Agencies

3:54pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Powerball jackpot highest since historic Wisconsin win in March 2019. 
1:03pm
State Treasurer Godlewski. And Task Force hear from small businesses and individuals on challenges to retirement in Milwaukee. 
12:58pm
DOT. Requests public comment on rail plan project listings. 

3:09am
NBC 15. More than half of Americans don't use all their vacation time. 

Economy/Business

2:36pm
DWD. December local employment and unemployment data released. 

3:22am
WUWM. Evers official seeks to reassure Milwaukee business community about Foxconn's future. 
3:18am
WAOW. Coronavirus could impact Central Wisconsin ginseng business. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:19am
CBS 58. 'Great Lakes Legacy Act' to clean up waterways in SE Wisconsin, including Milwaukee River. 
3:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mississippi River communities face early flood risk due to unusual weather. 

Statewide

9:05am
Wisconsin Women's Network. Announces their 2020 Accelerated Policy Institute presented by Zonta Club of Madison.
3:49am
American Lung Association. "State of Tobacco Control' report highlights opportunity for Wisconsin to prioritize health over the tobacco industry. Report. Report Card.

3:52am
Fox 6. 'Rapidly evolving situation:' 7 people now tested for coronavirus in Wisconsin.
3:20am
Cap Times. With release of state funding, Wisconsin Arts Board poised to dole out grants to nonprofits. 
3:16am
NBC News. Wisconsin hospital pledges 'honest and transparent' probe of its handling of child abuse cases. 

Courts

3:17pm
AG Kaul. Joins lawsuit against the Trump administration for gutting safety protections for chemical accidents. 

2:55pm
The Hill. 14 states sue EPA over chemical safety regulations rollback. 
3:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Menominee Tribe loses appeal on Back Forty Mine lawsuit. 

Education

2:42pm
UW-Eau Claire. Artists Series welcomes 'Brave News Voices' performer Austin Dean Ashford Feb. 11. 
2:40pm
Wisconsin School Counselors Association. Announces National School Counseling Week.
2:15pm
DPI. Crucial program seeks sponsors to provide healthy meals to children this summer. 
11:30am
UW-Madison. Joins national leaders to discuss plan to promote high-tech growth. 
10:44am
UW-Madison. Cheap nanoparticles stimulate immune response to cancer in the lab.
9:50am
Alverno College. Launches state's first Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Dual Adult-Gerontology Primary and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner programs. 
3:30am
UW-Stevens Point. Faculty expert discusses legacy of 'place.'

3:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As enrollment continues to drop, UW-Whitewater becomes latest college to consider layoffs, staff cuts. 
3:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Nation's first private school voucher program has grown, but still remains divisive. 
3:07am
WTMJ. Pence, Barnes battle over school choice vs. public schools.
3:06am
WSAW. Department of Public Instruction data shows how many private schools in central Wis. benefit from voucher programs. 

Local

1:04pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Lipscomb. Proposes additional resources for voter registration and education.

8:55am
Green Bay Press Gazette. All signs point to more flooding for greater Green Bay this spring. Officials are preparing for the worst. 

Congress

4:37pm
Midwest Food Products Association. Midwest food manufacturers praise signing of trade deal legislation.
2:53pm
Church for 7th Congress. Praises President Trump's signing of the USMCA.
2:15pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Receives PROMISE Award for work to promote TIC.
1:01pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Peters. Bipartisan colleagues urge Trump administration to include new Great Lakes icebreaker in upcoming budget proposal. 
11:36am
WMC. USMCA will grow Wisconsin's economy.
11:28am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. USMCA proves President Trump is committed to manufacturers and farmers. 
11:27am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. USMCA 'tremendous victory.'
11:25am
Dairy Business Association. Wisconsin dairy farmers praise signing of USMCA trade deal into law. 
11:22am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Senate Democrats reject Trump Middle East plan, urge administration to commit to viable two state solution. 
3:32am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Reacts to CBO's 2030 national debt projection.
3:30am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson, Peters ask DHS for strategy for containing the coronavirus. 

3:07am
WISN. Sen. Ron Johnson undecided on whether to vote for more witnesses in impeachment trial. 

Politics

1:00pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Endorses Ed Fallone and Jill Karofsky for Supreme Court. 
9:45am
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Announces candidacy for 55th AD.
9:20am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Sheriff Dave Mahoney.
3:54am
Church for 7th Congress. ICYMI: Sits down with WisconsinEye's Steve Walters. 

3:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Finalized presidential primary ballot will include Trump and 12 Democrats. 
3:14am
WQOW. 52% of Wisconsin voters are already sick of election season. 
3:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Trump campaign chides Bloomberg for celebrating closure of Wisconsin coal-fired power plant. 

Tuesday January 28, 2020

Vice President Pence

3:14pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Today is a celebration of providing choice to parents and opportunity to students. 
1:32pm
Speaker Vos. Welcomes VP Pence, Se. DeVos to school choice showcase.
12:55pm
Rep. Nygren. Welcomes Vice President Pence. 
10:58am
Church for 7th Congress. Supports school choice rally in Madison.
9:22am
AFT-Wisconsin. Responds to Vice President Pence Visit.

1:37pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. In visit to Wisconsin Capitol, Vice President Pence lauds private school voucher programs. 
1:31pm
Fox 11. Pence touts school choice in liberal capital of Wisconsin.
1:30pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Mike Pence in Madison to celebrate private school vouchers. 
9:24am
U.S. News & World Report. Democratic Gov. Evers won't be in Capitol for Pence visit. 
9:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mike Pence may be first from White House to visit Wisconsin statehouse. 

Governor

4:55pm
Gov. Evers. Signs bills relating to employee contracts and funding for homelessness. 
4:25pm
Rep. Steineke. Homelessness bill is now law. 
4:24pm
Rep. Subeck. Applauds signing of Assembly Bill 119 enacting grants to homeless shelters; calls for Senate action on remaining bills to address homelessness. 
12:59pm
Gov. Evers. Requests FEMA damage assessments in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties. 

1:35pm
Fox 6. Gov. Evers requests FEMA damage assessments in Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties. 
3:25am
WXOW. Evers, Hughes, speak about jobs, economy at La Crosse event. 
3:25am
WSAW. Governor Evers visits Wausau to announce redistricting commission. 
3:24am
Fox 11. 'We'll see what happens': Evers sets the tone on redistricting, local lawmakers react. 
3:18am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Tony Evers says "Wisconsin has a good story to tell" to help it succeed. 

Special Session

4:23pm
Rep. Hintz. Supports Governor Evers' special session on agriculture. 
4:20pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Statement on special session on agriculture. 

3:24am
WSAW. 'It's too little, too late': Mixed local reactions to statewide farming initiative. 

Legislative

4:22pm
Rep. Brostoff. Reintroduces Public Education Reinvestment Act.
4:22pm
Rep. Emerson. Co-authors Public Education Reinvestment Act. 
3:38pm
Rep. Sargent. Calls for passage of bipartisan legislation to prevent sexual assault kit backlog. 
3:34pm
Rep. Neubauer. We can't afford two school systems. 
2:33pm
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Wisconsin public school children deserve reinvestment. 
1:29pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on Public Education Reinvestment Act.
1:27pm
Rep. Subeck. Supporting two school systems means taxpayers pay twice. 
11:57am
Rep. Pope. Voucher lobby misleads taxpayers on negative effects to public schools.
3:34am
Rep. Vining. Joins Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes to support The People's Maps Commission.

11:03am
Racine Journal times. Wisconsin police can't enforce new tobacco 21 law without state law change; change proposed. 

State Agencies

2:50pm
DNR. And EPA sign agreement to proceed on Milwaukee Estuary cleanup to eliminate 32-year-old area of concern designation. 
12:56pm
WHEDA. Issues $140 million Housing Revenue Bond. 
12:53pm
DNR. Weekly news.
10:53am
AG Kaul. Releases first AG opinion under new, transparent process. 
3:33am
WHEDA. CEO Altoro gains national honors with two new advisory roles. 
3:32am
WHEDA. Statewide demand for affordable housing tax credits outstrips federal allocation. 
3:28am
DOT. Secretary-designee Thompson selected to chair regional transportation group. 

3:23am
WISC. New Hampshire general will oversee Wisconsin Guard changes. 
3:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Carr promises improvements and new action from Gov. Evers on criminal justice reform. 

Economy/Business

1:12pm
AFSCME Wisconsin. Statement on Aurora Health Care Inc. anti-worker tactics in contract bargaining. 
9:27am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Announces date for 4th Annual Veterans Light Up the Arts. 

1:15pm
Reuters. Harley-Davidson's shares tumble on steeper fall in revenues. 
3:14am
WKOW. Amazon delivery center planned for Madison.

Statewide

11:17am
Center Square. Report looks at jump in occupational licenses in Wisconsin.
11:16am
Military.com. Army probes handling of Illinois sexual assault complaints. 
3:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin tests 6 for possible coronavirus. 
3:16am
The Hill. CDC, State Department warn against any travel to China. 

Courts

9:28am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Terry L. Constant.

3:22am
Courthouse News Service. Seventh Circuit says hands are tied in tribe's fight with EPA over mine. 
3:15am
Reuters. U.S. Supreme Court lets hardline Trump immigration policy take effect. 

Education

2:38pm
UW-Eau Claire. On-campus Martin Luther King Jr. celebration set for Feb. 5. 
2:37pm
UW-La Crosse. Public lecture shares how new discoveries about the way nature works are being used to restore it. 
2:35pm
DPI. Public comment sought on draft English language arts, personal financial literacy, physical education standards. 
1:33pm
Marquette University. Doctoral student named Aurora Research Institute Colton Scholar.
12:54pm
Uw-Eau Claire. Barron County student teams win top prizes in Foxconn-sponsored competition. 
10:54am
MacIver Institute. As K12 education funding jumps dramatically, still just 54% of funding spent on instruction.
10:29am
UW-Stout. Professor receives grant to study community responses to PFAS contamination. 
9:11am
UW-Madison. 'Lucky Dog' Scout and UW School of Veterinary Medicine star in WeatherTech Super Bowl commercial. 
3:29am
School District of Thorp. Uses Science of Reading to raise achievement and close gaps. 

11:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Conservative think tank says more private school vouchers would give Wisconsin an economic boost. 
3:14am
Racine Journal Times. Unified Board OKs putting $1 billion referendum to voters. 

Local

12:53pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Dimitrijevic. Calls for elimination of single-use "forever plastics."
10:32am
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. Proposes $100,000 for county parks. 
3:37am
Racine Mayor Mason. And Gatehouse unveil redesign of proposed hotel and expanded convention center in downtown Racine. 

Congress

10:30am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues press health secretary for updates on noval coronavirus, call for continuing robust, science-driven reponse. 

1:19pm
The Hill. Deficits projected at $1.3 trillion through 2030: CBO.
1:10pm
MarketWatch. U.S. national debt projected to rise to $31.4 trillion by 2030: CBO.

Politics

9:12am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Releases new ad 'Dam Man.'
9:10am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Frances Huntley-Cooper. 
3:32am
RPW. ICYMI: Judge Jill Karofsky compared getting an abortion to getting wisdom teeth removed, said the Constitution allows limiting possession of firearms. 

11:05am
Wausau Daily Herald. Q&A: Tiffany and Church, Republican candidates for 7th Congressional District, answer 6 questions. 
3:20am
NBC 15. REAL ID not required for voting purposes, says DMV.
3:17am
Chippewa Herald. Another candidate lines up for Mark Miller's Senate seat. 

Monday January 27, 2020

Governor

4:09pm
Rep. Taylor. Applauds Gov. Evers' People's Maps Commission.
12:09pm
Gov. Evers. Announces General to oversee Wisconsin National Guard's corrective action, contact information for Guard Ombudsman.
9:13am
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order #66 establishing The People's Maps Commission.

11:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lobbyists and lawmakers barred from sitting on Gov. Evers' redistricting commission.
11:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers orders creation of nonpartisan redistricting commission. 
4:03am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers' nonpartisan redistricting commission to offer courts an alternative to GOP maps. 
3:56am
WISN.  'UPFRONT' recap: Gov. Evers says it's too early to decide what to do with extra tax revenue. 

Budget

8:28am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Calls on Legislature to return budget surplus to Wisconsinites. 

Special Session

3:32pm
Speaker Vos. "Agriculture should be a bipartisan priority."

1:21pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Vos says Republicans could work with Democrats on dairy crisis proposals, but not yet. 
3:50am
WAOW. State officials tour rural businesses in Wisconsin to address workforce development. 
3:49am
WJFW. Evers, cabinet members promote State of the State agenda in North and Central Wisconsin.

Legislative

12:07pm
Rep. Shankland. Introduces "Better Broadband" legislation to support farmers and rural communities.  LRB-4877. LRB-4874.
11:28am
Sen. Smith. Statement regarding introduction of "Better Broadband" bill package.  Bills.
11:26am
Sen. Schachtner. Works to expand broadband access.
8:17am
Rep. Quinn. This week proves Republican road is best bet. 

4:23am
WKOW. Wisconsin can't enforce tobacco age at 21 because of state law, causing confusion at stores. 
3:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Dueling voucher views: Pence to attend rally as lawmaker demands end to Wisconsin programs. 
3:58am
Fox 11. New bill proposed would allow WI hospitals to hire more physician assistants. 
3:47am
Center Square. University of Wisconsin president wants tuition hike, doesn't support lawmakers' plan. 

State Agencies

4:42pm
DHS. State health agency responds to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.
4:38pm
DWD. Looks to enhance Wisconsin apprenticeship with insight from world's foremost experts. 
4:07pm
DOR. Kicks off tax season.
1:49pm
DOT. Start the process now for a free ID to vote. 

8:32am
DrydenWire. Three Wisconsin state secretaries visit Shell Lake. 

Economy/Business

12:05pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. More women entering, writing winning plans in Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest. 
9:11am
PEW. Federal aid boosts personal income in farm states. 
8:23am
WEC Energy Group. To acquire 80% ownership in Blooming Grove Wind Farm. 

3:59am
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Bio-methane from cow manure could be a 'new gold rush' on the farm. 
3:46am
WAOW. Central Wisconsin farmers continue to feel impact of U.S.-China trade war. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:54am
WJFW. Wild deer tests positive for CWD in Marathon County; bail and feed ban renewed. 

Statewide

3:30pm
Wisconsin Center for Nursing. 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife. 
1:01pm
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. $15 million challenge announced to support mental health initiatives at Children's Wisconsin.

2:02pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Children's Wisconsin receives $15 million donation for mental health services. 
8:20am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Marinete County farm couple wins 67th state OYF Award. 
3:52am
WISC. Census Bureau still needs nearly 25,000 Wisconsin census-taker applications. 

Education

3:18pm
DPI. Open enrollment application period opens Feb. 3.
1:34pm
UW-Madison. Driven by Earth's orbit, climate changes in Africa may have aided human migration.
1:02pm
UW-Stout. Eastman new program coordinator for LGBTQIA+ program. 
12:57pm
UW-River Falls. 'Peter Mak: A Legacy' exhibition.
9:37am
UW-Stout. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate forum scheduled Feb. 3.
9:02am
UW-Extension Sheboygan county. Youth speak-up about community issues. 
8:21am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Study: $3.2 billion in economic benefits with growth of school choice. 

9:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. These rural Northwoods schools have a teacher-sharing agreement.
9:05am
Fox 11. UW-Green Bay waives application fee for Wisconsin technical college transfers. 
4:02am
Fox 11. Local tribal members react to rejected proposal to ban the use of Native American mascots. 
3:57am
Beloit Daily News. Voter registration mailer confuses some residents. 
3:51am
NBC 15. UW System looks to double online enrollment. 

Local

3:25pm
Kane Communications Group. Announces addition of brand journalism to firm's services. 
3:23pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Help Waukesha County preserve the Moor Downs property the right way and protect taxpayers. 
1:03pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County to purchase 74 acres, expanding site of oldest remaining schoolhouse in the county.
12:59pm
Waukesha County Public Works. Reaches memorandum of agreement to preserve Moor Downs history, protect taxpayers. 

1:04pm
Dane County Board. Analiese Eicher to chair the Dane County Board. 
9:08am
Stevens Point Journal. Portage County voters will get to vote their opinion on gerrymandering in the April 7 election.
4:21am
Kenosha News. County declares state of emergency in light of shoreline storm damage; communites seeking federal help in making repairs. 
4:01am
Racine Journal Times. No easy answers; communities across Great Lakes struggle with erosion. 
3:45am
NBC 15. Southwest Wisconsin counties call for more action to fix rural roads. 

Congress

11:40am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan colleagues to request $320 million for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative in president's FY 2021 budget request. 
9:25am
American Dairy Coalition. Dairy farmers applaud letter to FDA urging action on milk labeling issue. 

1:24pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Baldwin: It's 'gut check time' for U.S. Senate in impeachment trial. 
11:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bolton manuscript offers different account than Sen. Ron Johnson's of Ukraine discussions with Trump.
4:20am
Politico. Trump moves to gut Obama housing discrimination rules. 
3:44am
MarketWatch. VFW calls on Trump to apologize for comments about brain injuries suffered by U.S. troops in Iran attack on Iraqi base.

Politics

3:49pm
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Endorsed by the NRA.
1:10pm
Hansen for 30th Senate. Sen. Dave Hansen endorses.
8:27am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Andy Gronik.
8:26am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Dane County Treasurer Adam Gallagher. 
8:18am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement by Dana Wachs. 

9:07am
Wausau Daily Herald. Q&A: Dale and Zunker, Democratic candidates for 7th Congressional District, answer 6 questions. 
3:48am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Wisconsin's Supreme Court candidates' opinions on past cases show their views on abortion, guns and voter ID. 
3:45am
WJFW. Tom Tiffany holds a 2nd amendment rally in the Northwoods. 

Friday January 24, 2020

Governor

10:44am
WMC. Gov. Evers' Rural Prosperity Commission must focus on workforce. 
10:42am
WEDC. Secretaries Brennan, Frostman and Hughes travel to highlight Governor Evers' State of the State initiatives. 
4:24am
UW System. Statement on Gerald Whitburn's resignation from the UW System Board of Regents. 

4:17am
The Hill. Wisconsin governor rolls out proposal for redistricting committee. 
3:32am
Madison.com. UW Regent resigns, opening up spot for Tony Evers to replace Scott Walker appointee. 

Budget

2:13pm
Sen. Kapenga. Statement on new revenue estimates. 
2:05pm
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. Property tax relief is an investment in Wisconsin small businesses and famlies. 
12:03pm
Sen. Stroebel. Wisconsin must continue responsible governance with new revenues. 
4:21am
WMC. Budget surplus should be returned to taxpayers. 

3:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Portion of state revenue surplus thanks to Foxconn delays. 
3:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State tax collections projected to grow by $818M. 

Special Session

3:57pm
LFB. January 2020 Special Session: Agricultural development and farmer assistance. 

1:25pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Stakeholders see possiblity in governor's new focus on rural prosperity. 
4:00am
WBAY. Governor Evers travels state, urging lawmakers to address farm crisis.
3:58am
WSAW. Gov. Evers touts farm proposals in Stevens Point.
3:58am
WEAU. Local farmer responds to Governor Evers' plan to support farmers. 
3:57am
NBC 26. Locals excited, cautious about new plans to help farmers. 
3:56am
WISN. Farmers closely watching whether lawmakers will work together to address farming crisis. 
3:54am
La Crosse Tribune. 'Buy local': Lt. Gov. Barnes breathes hope into Driftless area with new farm bills. 
3:53am
NBC 15. Evers' officially recalls lawmakers for special session, Vos says it's not happening. 

Legislative

2:12pm
Rep. Magnafici. Column: Addressing violence against our nurses. 
12:07pm
Rep. Allen. Invites constituents to Coffee with Scott.
10:45am
Rep. Pronschinske. Column: Taxpayers now have peace of mind. 
10:36am
Sen. Marklein Column: Session Recap and the State of the State. 
10:31am
Sen. Shilling. Column: Fighting for American's Dairyland.
9:58am
Reps. Taylor and Goyke. Assembly JFC Democrats respond to New Revenue Estimates. 
4:29am
Reps. Taylor, Myers. Assembly Republicans move resolution that could destroy federal Constitution. 

3:43am
Madison.com. Josh Kaul blasts Republican lawmaker for delaying hearing on sexual assault kit bill. Wisconsin Public Radio. 
3:41am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin lawmaker accuses Kaul of bullying to pass kit bill. 
3:35am
Cap Times. Assembly committee passes college free speech bill, requiring punishments for student violators. 
3:31am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Supporters of late bar time during DNC optimistic after meeting with legislators. 

State Agencies

4:51pm
DOA. Temporary impacts to State Capitol and surounding area for Vice President's visit on Tuesday.
3:47pm
WHEDA. Foundation awards more than $1 million in grants for emergency and extremely low-income housing. 
3:33pm
DATCP. Alice in Dairyland applications due Feb. 3.

2:49pm
WBAY. DNR issues hundreds of emergency permits for shoreline protection.
3:50am
WQOW. Wisconsin DNR hears from hunters on CWD issues. 
3:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. WEDC head says state, Foxconn working on innovative ways to find workers. 

Economy/Business

4:23am
Wisconsin Technology Council. BPC entrants may share range of prizes, cash in 2020 Governor's Business Plan Contest. 

2:56pm
Bloomberg. U.S. Rust-Belt swing states lost manufacturing jobs in 2019. 
2:39pm
WUWM. Wisconsin dairy farmers are struggling. An agricultural economist explains why. 
2:36pm
U.S. News & World Report. Rust Belt states see jobless rates increase. 
3:48am
WKOW. Manufacturers: "Missed opportunity" not addressing workforce shortage. 
3:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GE Healthcare to move as many as 250 jobs from Wisconsin.
3:39am
U.S. News & World Report. Dairyland to close coal-fired Genoa plant, lay off 80.
3:30am
WISC. UW Health leaders claim Act 10 prevents them from working with nurses' union.

Environment/Outdoors

4:08am
USA Today. Toxic 'forever chemicals' found in drinking water throughout U.S.

Statewide

4:18am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Governor Evers to attend Ag Day at the Capitol.
3:47am
Tomah Journal. Study says hospitals boost local economy.
3:33am
WBAY. Thousands of census workers needed in Wisconsin.

Courts

4:22am
Center Square. Supreme Court won't fast tracck ACA hearing, lower court rulings remain in place for now. 

Education

2:36pm
UW-Madison. Student engineers to host concrete canoe competitions. 
1:24pm
UW-Platteville. Restorative Justice Conference: repairing harm, promoting healing. 
1:23pm
UW-Platteville. Faculty, students help defend the Great Lakes. 
1:22pm
UW-Eau Claire. Cabaret 2020: 'Game Over,' a gamer's fantasy tale.
12:16pm
UW-Madison. Potential predation prevention: Remind cattle they are herd animals. 
10:35am
American Federation for Children. Releases 6th Annual National School Choice Poll. 2020 Poll. 

2:41pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW-Whitewater announces potential layoffs, benefit cuts to fill $12M budget hole.
12:10pm
Jefferson County Union. UW-Whitewater chancellor: 'Drastic' enrollment decline means budget cuts, layoffs. 
3:49am
Fox 11. Oneida Nation disagrees with WASB's decision on school mascots. 

Local

12:05pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Names Sharon Corrigan as Interim Director of Alliant Energy Center. 
9:57am
City of Madison & Dane County. Implements new initiative to help WIC clients with $40 vehicle registration fee. 
4:28am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Snow is expected tonight through Saturday, reminds motorists of safe driving tips. 

3:32am
WSAW. Langlade County becomes fifth in Wisconsin to consider Second Amendment sanctuary resolution. 

Congress

12:03pm
Wisconsin Environment. New dirty water rule puts Lake Michigan and Wisconsin's drinking water at risk.

3:50am
WKBT. Bipartisan effort pushes FDA to enforce regulations on use of dairy terms. 
3:38am
Politico. Trump administration finalizing Medicaid block grant plan targeting Obamacare. 

Politics

10:40am
Rep. Sargent. Announces endorsements of fellow Dane County lawmakers. 
10:33am
Rep. Hebl. Not running for Senate. 

Thursday January 23, 2020

State of the State Address

3:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Governor uses State of the State speech to call special legislative session on Wisconsin's dairy crisis. WISC.
3:44am
WSAW. Gov. Evers announces major farming, redistricting initiatives in State of the State address. 
3:43am
Cap Times. In State of the State speech, Gov. Tony Evers looks to aid farmers, push for nonpartisan redistricting. 

State of the State Reaction

2:01pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Wisconsin Farm Bureau FederationThe Arc Wisconsin.
11:47am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. 
11:41am
Wisconsin BPDD. Sen. Risser.
10:51am
Rep. Wichgers. Survival Coalition. Rep. Vorpagel.
9:33am
Rep. Vruwink. Sen. Tiffany.
8:49am
Rep. Macco. Rep. Swearingen.
3:56am
Rep. Taylor (Updated). Sen. Jacque. Dairy Business Association.

Governor

3:53pm
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Supports special session call, bills to boost dairy. 
2:03pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: Special session call.
11:19am
Gov. Evers. Calls Special Session, signs executive orders supporting and investing in farmers and rural communities. 

2:27pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin farm groups applaud special session bills focused on improving outcomes for farmers. 
2:24pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers pitches $8.5 million plan to weary dairy industry. 
12:15pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers calls for Tuesday special session on $8.5 million package of farm bills. 
11:10am
Fox 11. Wisconsin Republicans dismiss nonpartisan redistricting plan. 
11:06am
U.S. News and World Report. Evers confident Legislature will act swiftly on rural bills. 

Budget

2:21pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Reacts to new revenue numbers, plans to move ahead with property tax cut proposal. 
2:09pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on revenue estimates. 
2:08pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: Positive revenue numbers. 
2:05pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. State revenues $818 million higher than expected - rainy day fund could reach $1 billion by 2021. 
1:11pm
LFB. Revenue estimates.

2:28pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin tax collections up $818 million above projections. 

Legislative

4:30pm
Rep. Shankland. Strong showing of support for AB 746 by Wisconsin emergency responders. 
2:11pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Reps. Taylor and Myers rip Article V proposal.
2:07pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: Applauds Governor Evers' accomplishments and vision for Wisconsin.
2:06pm
Wisconsin Family Action. State Assembly puts adult desires above best interest of children. 
11:42am
Sen. Miller. Weekly Democratic Radio Address: 'It's time to close the Dark Store loophole.'
11:16am
AG Kaul. Rep. Sanfelippo appears to flip-flop in email filled with falsehoods; Demands immediate passage of bipartisan legislation to prevent another backlog of untested sexual assault kits. 
4:05am
Rep. Thiesfeldt. WI Education Chair: No time to waste: Every student has a right to a quality education in our state. 
3:58am
DSPS. Secretary-designee Crim champions three bills to improve credentialing process, shorten wait times for license applicants. 

3:36am
NCB 15. New bipartisan effort to protect Wisconsin youth from vaping.
3:30am
Fox 6. Cross: UW regents will seek tuition increase in next budget. Wisconsin State Journal.
3:29am
WBAY. State Senate passes Wisconsin's first dyslexia-specific bill.
3:25am
Fox 6. 'What's wrong with my son?' Wisconsin rejects $4 test for rare, terminal disease. 

State Agencies

3:52pm
DNR. Wisconsin Natural Resources Board elects 2020 officers.

3:41am
WSAW. DNR board to gauge reaction to deer hunt changes. 
3:32am
Wisconsin State Journal. Policy board allows DNR to move ahead on regulating 'forever chemicals.'

Economy/Business

12:13pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin adds 9,800 private-sector jobs in December. 
11:08am
WEC Energy Group. To announce 2019 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results Jan. 30.

2:25pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Strong December doesn't stop Wisconsin from having slowest job growth since 2010.
3:40am
CNBC. Epic CEO is urging hospital customers to oppose rules that would make it easier to share medical info.
3:27am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Little change in Wisconsin union membership in 2019. 

Statewide

11:46am
Michael Best. Wealth Planning partner Amy Kiiskila rejoins in Waukesha. 
11:44am
Dairy Business Association. Dairy advocate award recognizes resilience, leadership of Jim Winn.
4:00am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Members elect Wisconsin dairy farmer to board of directors. 
3:59am
Dairy Business Association. Members re-elect three to board.

3:34am
CBS 58. Voter registration notice mailed to thousands in Wisconsin causing 'confusion.'

Education

4:29pm
UW-La Crosse. Internationally-acclaimed artist Truman Lowe's works return to UW-La Crosse for exhibition Jan.  31-Feb. 21.
2:02pm
UW-Madison. Discovery sheds new light on how cells move. 
2:02pm
UW-Madison. Longtime political scientist, scholar on African politics M. Crawford Young dies at 88.
9:33am
UW-Madison. Caring for the caregiver. 

3:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DPI endorses 'explicit phonics instruction' as critical component of reading instruction. 
3:33am
WUWM. Wisconsin brain cancer experts hope smartphone app will speed treatment. 
3:33am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin school boards won't support ban on Native mascots after a lopsided vote at statewide meeting. 

Local

1:58pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County to move emergency preparedness, response services to Fitchburg. 

11:49am
Appleton Post Crescent. Outagamie County considering opting out of regional planning commission.
3:38am
Fox 11. City of Appleton bans conversion therapy for minors.
3:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Opioid overdoses, deaths down in Madison, Dane County in 2019. 

Congress

8:35am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Risch. Lead bipartisan effort to stand up fro America's dairy farmers. 
3:57am
Organic Eye. Regulatory capture: USDA's Organic Governance Board dominated by affiliates of corporate lobby.

2:23pm
La Crosse Tribune. Ron Kind: Foxconn not living up to promises. 
3:40am
AP. Trump's rollback of U.S. water protection nears completion.
3:39am
WKBT. Rep. Kind discusses top priorities for 2020.
3:26am
WKOW. Wisconsin congressman suggests immigration reform to help dairy workforce shortage. 

Politics

3:54pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement by Ada Deer. 
11:40am
Church for 7th Congress. ICYMI: Campaigns at Wausau Tile.
9:35am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. What Congress can learn from Wisconsin about how to fix FISA corruption. 
9:35am
Bloomberg for President. National gun violence prevention advocate Khary Penebaker endorses. 

8:11am
Cap Times. Several Madison-area Democrats mull run for Mark Miller's state Senate seat. 
4:04am
WKBT. John Garske to challenge Representative Ron Kind in Wisconsin 3rd District. 
3:37am
WJFW. CD-7 Republican candidate, Church, discusses trade in Rothschild.
3:31am
Racine Journal Times. Ex-Lt. Gov. Kleefisch confirms she is considering public office again, 'my work is not done.'

Wednesday January 22, 2020

State of the State Address

7:07pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers 2020 State of the State Address.
11:33am
Gov. Evers. Excerpts from 2020 State of the State Address. 

7:12pm
Wisconsin State Journal. In second State of the State speech, Tony Evers pushes nonpartisan redistricting, bills to aid dairy industry. 
7:10pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers releases sweeping plan to help Wisconsin's struggling dairy farmers, draw new legislative maps. 
7:09pm
AP. Evers calls special session on Wisconsin's farm crisis. 

State of the State Reaction

8:40pm
Speaker Vos. Sen. Stroebel. Wisconsin Hospital Association.
8:32pm
Sen. Darling. Rep. Rodriguez. Rep. Nygren. Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Rep. Gundrum. Rep. Myers.
8:18pm
Rep. Vining. RPW. Rep. Bowen. Rep. Taylor. Rep. Steineke. Sen. Craig.
8:12pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Rep. Spreitzer. Rep. Loudenbeck. Rep. Hesselbein. Rep. Sargent. Sen. Wanggaard. Rep. Hebl.
8:03pm
Rep. Ohnstad. A Better Wisconsin Together. Sen. Smith. Sen. Hansen. Rep. McGuire.
7:55pm
Sen. Feyen. Rep. Neubauer. Rep. Pope. Rep. Emerson. Rep. August.
7:52pm
Sen. Roth. Delivers Republican response concluding the State of the State. 
7:51pm
Rep. Dittrich. Sen. Shilling. Rep. Considine. Rep. Gruszynski. Rep. Tittl.
7:48pm
Sen. Larson. Rep. Subeck. All On The Line. Sen. Ringhand. Rep. Hintz. Sen. Erpenbach.
7:42pm
UW System President Petersen. Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition. Rep. Shankland. Rep. Goyke. Rep. Stuck. Sen. Schachtner.
12:47pm
RPW. Gov. Evers' State of the State preview. 

Governor

4:28am
WKOW. Lawmakers hope for bipartisan message in Gov. Evers' State of the State address. 
3:51am
WEAU. Gov. Evers signs misconduct bill into law. 
3:50am
Fox 6. Governor Evers signs bills designed to fight Lyme disease. 
3:47am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Gov. Evers to lay out agenda in 2nd State of State. 

Senate Floor Session

1:56pm
WMC. Commends state Senate for passing bill to make tax assessment appeal process easier. 

4:33am
U.S. News & World Report. Senate approves funding for UW missing soldiers project.
4:31am
WISC. Wisconsin Senate sends first responder worker's comp bill to Assembly. 
3:48am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Senate approves one of eight bills to combat homelessness. 
3:43am
Madison.com. Wisconsin Senate approves two more of Gov. Tony Evers' agency heads. 
3:41am
Wisconsin Radio Network. State Senate 'tinkers around the edges' of dark store loophole. 
3:40am
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate votes to restrict use of PFAS in firefighting foam. 
3:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Senate passes bills on homelessness, PFAS.
3:34am
WTMJ. Wisconsin Senate approves lead tests for child care providers, camps. 
3:30am
WXOW. Wisconsin Senate gives OK to taking selfies with ballot. 

Assembly Floor Session

3:05pm
Rep. Ramthun. True Hometown Hero recognized. 
4:36am
Rep. Considine. Assembly misses opportunity on mental health.
4:12am
Reps. Loudenbeck, Spreitzer, Kolste, Vruwink. Rock County legislators honor Chief Deputy Barb Tillman as Hometown Hero.
4:10am
Rep. Felzkowski. Celebrates passage of bills that benefit rural Wisconsin.
4:08am
Rep. Edming. Backs substance abuse prevention package. 
4:06am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Applauds Assembly support of barrier breaking policies. 
4:05am
Rep. Vining. On passage of Assembly Bill 26.
4:04am
Rep. Rodriguez. Supports Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education (HOPE) Agenda. 
4:02am
Rep. Steineke. Homelessness bill heads to Governor Evers' desk. 
4:00am
Rep. Neubauer. Youth access to mental health care can't wait. 

Legislative

12:52pm
Rep. Hintz. Introduces youth vaping prevention legislation. 
12:49pm
Sen. Cowles. SCHOOL Act recommended for passage by Senate committee. 
12:48pm
Sen. Larson. Named State Legislator of the Year by the readers of Sherperd Express. 
12:46pm
Dairy Business Association. Opens doors for members to connect with lawmakers. 
10:48am
Sen. Smith. Column: Surprise! It's a bill!
3:59am
Clean Wisconsin. Statement on Sen. Mark Miller's retirement announcement. 
3:57am
Rep. Vining. Proposes bill to curb youth vaping & protect consumers. 

3:04pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly committee backs mandatory cursive education for Wisconsin students. 
4:24am
WJFW. WI Representative introduces bill for clean water initiatives. 
3:47am
WKBT. Agreement to expand addiction treatment in Wisconsin announced. 
3:36am
WTMJ. Plan to keep bars open until 4:00 a.m. during DNC in jeopardy. 
3:32am
WKBT. $2 million proposal could bring campaign to end vaping in Wisconsin. 
3:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Democrat Mark Miller won't seek re-election to Wisconsin Senate. 

State Agencies

3:09pm
DNR. Natural Resources Board approves DNR effort to create new PFAS standards. 
2:59pm
OCI. Governor's Prescription Drug Task Force considers role of PBMs, task force launches website. 
2:20pm
DOT. Comment period open for IUOE specialty license plate. 
1:58pm
Clean Wisconsin. Agency rulemaking on 'forever chemicals' moving ahead. 
12:55pm
AG Kaul. Criticizes proposal that would allow predatory lenders to take advantage of Wisconsin's most vulnerable communities. 

3:01pm
U.S. News & World Report. Board authorizes DNR to begin drafting water standards. 
3:00pm
WQOW. WI DNR explores idea of 19-day gun deer season.
3:49am
NBC 15. State agencies, convenience stores working to fight human trafficking. 
3:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin DOJ seeks more help spotting sex crimes. 
3:28am
WBAY. DNR: Total 2019 Wisconsin deer harvest down 14%.

Economy/Business

8:24am
Door County Economic Development Corp. Record enrollment of entrepreneurs begin journey to building a succesful business plan. 

12:56pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin home sales for 2019 pull nearly even with 2018. 
3:42am
Bloomberg. Foxconn's Terry Gou vows to fire up Wisconsin plant this year. 

Environment/Outdoors

4:44am
Reuters. U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with 'forever chemicals': report.

Statewide

3:47pm
Badger Institute, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. A Primer on Occupational Licensing. 
8:39am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Focus #1: Could state close the gap?
8:26am
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Celebrates the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
4:01am
Arts Wisconsin. Creative Wisconsin Day Thursday, April 16. 

3:35am
WTMJ. 'No one should be homeless:' Wisconsin gets nearly $25 million to help end homelessness. 

Courts

2:57pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Zignego v. Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Dist. IV - order.
3:58am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - order. 
3:55am
District IV Court of Appeals. Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - order. 

3:52am
Wisconsin State Journal. Clean energy groups sue Wisconsin regulators over We Energies solar rates. 
3:46am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin voter purge ruling appealed to state Supreme Court. 
3:45am
Center Square. Group asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to review hold on voter purge ruling. 

Education

1:57pm
UW-Stevens Point. Hosts Jazz Festival, Wallace Roney Quintet. 
1:56pm
UW-Stevens Point. Search the stars at the planetarium. 
1:01pm
UW-Stout. Bachelor's degree helps hard-working student realize dream, brighter future.
12:54pm
UW-Madison. New weather 'normal's' show how Madison's climate has changed over 40 years. 
12:53pm
UW-Eau Claire. Special Forum presentation Feb. 27: Ibram X. Kendi. 
12:51pm
Hispanics for School Choice. To be joined by Vice President Pence at School Choice Week student showcase. 
10:49am
DPI. Stanford Taylor's remarks as prepared for delivery at Wisconsin State Education Convention. 
9:55am
UW-River Falls. Students to benefit from generous estate gift. 
9:08am
UW-Milwaukee, Froedtert, Medical College of Wisconsin. New app helps treatment of cancer in the brain. 

Local

4:14am
Wisconsin for Safe Technology. City of Appleton passes 5G small cell tower resolution.  Resolution.

4:23am
WJFW. Lincoln County Board sends 2A Sanctuary resolution to subcommittee. 
3:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Red Cliff awarded $4.8M to build, renovate housing. 

Congress

3:46pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Announces 2020 academy nominees. 
10:50am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce bipartisan legislation to hold e-cigarette companies accountable for the youth vaping crisis. 
9:09am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Senate colleagues want answers after reports that Pentagon is holding up info to veterans and advocates. 

2:23pm
Politico. Republicans livid over Nadler's 'cover-up' accusation. 
4:51am
La Crosse Tribune. Kind seeking transparency in economic development program. 
4:50am
Janesville Gazette. Rep. Steil backs immigration reform that helps dairy farmers. 
3:44am
WXOW. VP Pence coming to Wisconsin Capitol for school choice event. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Politics

4:30pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsements. 
1:54pm
One Wisconsin Now. ICYMI: Dan Kelly campaign hiding endorsement of group that wants to outlaw birth control and abortion. 
8:25am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces candidacy for 16th Senate District.
8:23am
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Launches weekly spotlight video series. 

1:02pm
The Hill. Democrats roll out multimillion investment in six battleground states. 
9:51am
NBC 15. State Rep. Melissa Sargent announces candidacy for Wisconsin State Senate. 

Tuesday January 21, 2020

Governor

1:22pm
Sen. Cowles. Two bills from the 'Bite Back' package signed into law. 
12:33pm
Gov. Evers. Signs six bipartisan bills.
12:02pm
Reps. Petryk, Pronschinske; Sen. Bernier. Local legislation regarding restitution and misconduct in office becomes law. 

3:49am
WKOW. Vape shop owner reacts to Gov. Evers' proposed youth vaping crackdown. 
3:48am
WBAY. Gov. Evers calls for legislative action to curb youth vaping. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Senate Floor Session

5:49pm
Sen. Smith. Statement regarding Republican's rejection of critical amendments. 
5:34pm
DWD. Frostman confirmed by Senate in bipartisan vote. 
5:31pm
Rep. Nygren. PFAS prevention bill passes Legislature. 
4:10pm
Survival Coalition. Celebrates Senate passage of SB-527 the seclusion and restraint bill; Urges Assembly action.
4:05pm
Wisconsin BPDD. Applauds Senate passage of seclusion and restraint bill.
3:05pm
Sen. Cowles. Bill to prevent PFAS pollution passes the Legislature. 
2:44pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Tougher ignition interlock bill passes Senate. 
2:18pm
Sen. Jacque. Two of Senator Jacque's public safety bills pass state Senate. 
1:56pm
WHEDA. Joaquin Altoro confirmed by state Senate to lead.
1:55pm
Sen. Cowles, Rep. Kitchens. Bringing condo association leadership to the table. 
1:40pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Applauds Senate for approving the common sense changes to the seclusion and restraint law. 
1:39pm
State Senate Democratic Committee. Senator Testin turns his back on homeowners. 
1:23pm
Sen. Cowles. Senate votes to reduce childhood lead exposure. 
12:25pm
Sen. Shilling. Republicans reject closing the "Dark Store Loophole."

Assembly Floor Session

5:54pm
Rep. Duchow. Assembly votes to remove divorce waiting period. 
5:53pm
Wisconsin Nurses Association. Applauds Assembly passage of SB-163 workplace violence against nurses. 
5:51pm
Rep. Steineke. Throws support behind HOPE Agenda legislation.
5:50pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Middleton athletes recognized on the Assembly floor. 
5:47pm
Rep. Allen. Bill raising standards for sober living houses passes Assembly.
5:47pm
Sen. Cowles. Parks Revitalization Act 2.0 passes the Assembly. 
5:44pm
Reps. Spreitzer, Zamarripa. Statement on AB-026.
5:41pm
Rep. Kurtz, Sen. Testin. "Bailey's Bill" pases the Assembly with broad support.
5:39pm
Rep. Kitchens. Applauds passage of housing bill.
5:34pm
Rep. Hintz. Introduces statewide plan for school-based mental health resources. 
5:32pm
Rep. Nygren. State Assembly passes bipartisan HOPE Agenda bills. 
4:07pm
Rep. Steineke. Assembly approve school-based mental health initiative. 
2:48pm
Wisconsin Dental Association. Applauds Assembly passage of rural dental access bill.
2:19pm
Rep. Gundrum. Presents Hometown Hero award. 

Legislative

5:45pm
Reps. Shankland, Pope, Hebl; Sen. Miller. Democratis introduce "Raising the Bar on Clean Water" legislative package. 
4:11pm
Rep. Hebl. (Updated) Congratulates Senator Mark Miller on his retirement. 
4:09pm
Reps. Taylor, Subeck. Introduce state constitutional amendment to curb corporate campaign spending. 
4:06pm
Rep. Plumer. Supports partnership to expand access to addiction treatment. 
3:06pm
Rep. Hebl. Congratulates Senator Mark Miller on his retirement. 
12:49pm
Sen. Kapenga. Announces the completion of the 2020 Senate Scholar Program by Kettle Moraine High School of Arts and Performance student Emma Kuehn.
12:06pm
Rep. Sargent. Congratulates Senator Miller on retirement. 
12:04pm
Co-authors bill to address vaping usage. 
12:03pm
Sen. Schachtner. Vaping awareness prevention enforcement. 
11:56am
Sen. Miller. Will not run for re-election in November. 
10:09am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Statement: Prior authorization/addiction treatment agreement. 
9:58am
Rep. Nygren. Announces partnership to expand access to addiction treatment. 
9:56am
Sen. Schachtner Column: It happens here.

5:29pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Dem legislators denounce Citizens United. 
10:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bill would create Hmong-Lao Veterans Day in Wisconsin.
4:14am
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate to vote on homeless shelter funding, Assembly to take up opioid bills in Tuesday sesions. 
4:03am
WXOW. Proposed bill takes aim at racial profiling in Wisconsin.
3:57am
Fox 11. New bill to protect first responders, highway workers in Wisconsin.
3:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Lawmakers poised to adopt restrictions on firefighting foam. 
3:51am
WISN. Proposal would require Wisconsin schools to teach Holocaust history. 
3:45am
Daily Reporter. Lawmakers to take up proposal on workforce housing, lead removal. 

State Agencies

1:07pm
DNR. Weekly news. 
1:06pm
AG Kaul, State Patrol, DCF. Announce partnership with convenience store industry to combat human trafficking. 
10:00am
DATCP. Accepting petitions for 2020 Ag Enterprise Area designations.

4:06am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Department of Justice will review, may reopen botched sex assault investigations. 
3:49am
WKOW. Officials say transformation underway at troubled Wisconsin youth prisons. 

Economy/Business

12:52pm
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. 24 members score perfect 100 on Human Rights Campaign's 2020 Corporate Equality Index. 
9:04am
SHINE, IOCB. Deliver Lu-177 doses to GE.

4:16am
The Hill. Trump trade wins seen providing few economic gains. 
3:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Foxconn soon worth $522 million, but local officials develop scenario if the project goes south. 
3:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin ranks second in organic farms nationwide. 
3:53am
Press Herald. Verso urges shareholders to approves sale of 2 mills, including 1 in Maine. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:46am
Spooner Advocate. Bayfield County adopts ordinance to regulate deer farms, other counties may follow suit. 

Statewide

4:03am
AP. Feds allow use of opioid funds to stem meth, cocaine surge. 
3:53am
Washington Post. Fighting suicides in dairy country through 'farmer angels.'

Courts

1:05pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Asks WI Supreme Court to review stay in WEC case. 

Education

3:10pm
UW-River Falls. Sanden named Advisor of the Year.
2:45pm
Marquette University. Milwaukee County Executive to go "On the Issues" at Marquette Law School.
2:43pm
UW-Stout. Art exhibit opening Jan. 29 to explore images, objects. 
12:47pm
UW-Madison. Diabetic's invention is an injection innovation. 
10:37am
UW-Milwaukee. Festival of Films in French returns in February.
8:37am
Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Solar on Wisconsin schools: A bold new initiative.

4:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System presidential search committee will consider non-academic applicants.

Local

1:21pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Nicholson. Calls for better city-county coordination of services. 
12:50pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. County secures frontage along the Sugar River for public fishing, water recreation access. 
9:57am
City of Madison Clerk. Requesting absentee ballots for 2020. 

4:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County requests help from state, FEMA for lakeshore storm damage. 
3:47am
WJFW. Northwoods jails house state prisoners to combat overcrowding. 

Congress

2:47pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Announces $673,000 in federal funding to combat homelessness in Racine. 

4:05am
Politico. Trump touts promises after painful year for farmers. 
4:02am
WISC. Wisconsin senators swore an oath of impartial justice, but how are they approaching impeachment?
3:54am
WAOW. Representative Sensenbrenner speaks on impeachment. 
3:44am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Baldwin hopes for fair, honest impeachment trial. 

Politics

1:57pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Pro-family PAC endorses Tom Tiffany for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. 
8:37am
Kline for 29th Assembly. Announces his candidacy.

4:10am
Fox 6. 'Wisconsin voters are unpredictable:' Will Senate impeachment trail sway Badger State balloters?
3:57am
Dunn County News. Kline announces candidacy for Wisconsin's 29th Assembly District. 
3:52am
U.S. News & World Report. Officials outline security zone for Democratic Convention. 

Monday January 20, 2020

Governor

9:04am
WMC. State of the State needs to focus on workforce, health care costs. 
8:21am
Gov. Evers. Takes action to address youth vaping. 

Legislative

1:06pm
Rep. Shankland. Introduces "Clean Water for Our Future."
9:01am
Women's March Wisconsin. Stop playing politics with sexual assault kit legislation.

Economy/Business

9:03am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Time has come for ag labor reform. 

Statewide

9:05am
WRA. A strong December pulls 2019 sales even with 2018 as prices continue to rise. 

Politics

9:02am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner endorses. 

Friday January 17, 2020

Governor

3:45am
WEAU. Evers appoints White to Wisconsin Court of Appeals. 

Legislative

5:31pm
Rep. Vining. Column: Human trafficking is a crisis that we can end - so we should.
5:30pm
Rep. Subeck, Sen. Jacque. Introduce legislation to help individuals with disabilities and their families save for their future. 
3:06pm
Rep. Hintz. Introduces bills to increase access to vaccines. 
2:28pm
Rep. Steineke. Local educational leader to be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
2:28pm
Rep. Steineke. Sheboygan emergency responders to be named Assembly 'Hometown Heroes.'
2:27pm
Rep. Steineke. Cambellsport veterans to be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
2:26pm
Rep. Steineke. Rock County Chief Deputy to be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
2:25pm
Rep. Steineke. West Bend philanthropist to be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
2:12pm
Rep. Steineke. An important step in the fight to end homelessness. 
11:22am
Rep. Pronschinske. Column: What's happening.
11:18am
Sen. Stroebel. DSPS continues to fail builders. 
10:31am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Local, rural road funding should be used to fix local, rural roads. 

3:11pm
WAOW. Wisconsin Senate to vote on 1 of 8 homelessness bills. 
3:53am
WAOW. Area teen, legislators push for food allergy bill.
3:51am
Canter Square. Wisconsin lawmakers look to extend academic flexibility for National Guard troops. 
3:50am
WEAU. Mental health in first responders becoming a priority. 

State Agencies

5:14pm
OCI. Commissioner shares tips to help Wisconsinites protect against and deal with extreme winter weather. 
2:23pm
DMA. Gov. Evers visits Winnequah School to kick off STEP program. 
2:09pm
DOT Sec.-designee Thompson. Looking forward, looking back.
10:33am
DNR. Outdoor Report. 

4:06am
Duluth News Tribune. Wisconsin regulators approve Superior natural gas plant. 
4:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Department of Safety and Professional Services announces regulatory changes. 
3:42am
WAOW. Wisconsin retirement fund grows nearly 20% in 2019. 

Economy/Business

3:07pm
Center Square. Wisconsin job growth this year projected at 0.4%.

Statewide

11:25am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. The Wisconsin Policy Forum is hiring a researcher. 
8:54am
Midwest Food Products Association. Bonduelle's Anderson elected chair of Food Products Board. 

3:08pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. HUD: About 4.5K people were homeless in Wisconsin in 2019. 
3:41am
WKOW. Digging deeper: Shortage of autism therapists in Wisconsin.
3:40am
WSAW. Some local confusion after federal passage of new minimum age for tobacco purchases. 

Courts

3:46am
Courthouse News Service. Suit claims Wisconsin agency discriminates against customer-generated energy. 

Education

2:42pm
WASB, WASDA, WASBO. State education convention focused on helping kids succeed. 
2:31pm
UW-Platteville. Forum to examine disappearance of Native American 'Two Spirits.'
2:31pm
UW-Platteville. Schulenburg listens to slavery's Latin American ghosts in essay.
2:30pm
Carthage College. Ranks #3 in the country for stort-term study abroad. 
10:32am
UW-Stout. Langreck receives January University Staff Appreciation Award. 
9:44am
UW-River Falls. Rodi Hall grand opening set for Feb. 3.

3:43am
WEAU. CVTC approves resolution calling for referendum in April. 

Local

2:24pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Winter weather event could affect travel conditions this evening through Saturday, January 18th.
2:11pm
Kewaunee County. Waves the green flag for new race track promoters. 
10:32am
AFSCME Wisconsin. Statement on fair contract for Milwaukee Public Museum employees. 

4:11am
Baraboo News Republic. Sauk County sees 'spike' in opioid overdoses. 
4:01am
WTMJ. Wind, waves cause more than $10 million in damage along Lake Michigan coastline, Milwaukee Co. says. 
3:47am
WISN. Brown County Board split, fails to declare itself a 'Second Amendment sanctuary.'

Congress

9:44am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. January town hall meetings. 

3:54am
The Hill. 11 U.S. troops injured in Iran missile strikes on Iraqi bases: report. 
3:54am
NBC 15. Local dairy farmers react to Senate's passage of new trade deal.
3:52am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Senators prepared for President Trump impeachment trial: 'A unique responsibility.'
3:49am
WQOW. Senate passes U.S.-Canada-Mexico trade deal, WI politicians react. 

Politics

2:35pm
Church for 7th Congress. ICYMI: Stands with President Trump in Iran and voices need for more veteran representation on "Fox & Friends."

3:55am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin college students part of Democrats' campus push. 
3:48am
WKOW. DNC Chair: Watchdog report could give Democrats leverage for 2020.
3:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DNC Chair Tom Perez stumps for health care reform in Milwaukee. 
3:45am
WJFW. Questions are raised about possible conflicts of interest involving State Supreme Court justice. 
3:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan endorses Bernie Sanders for president. 

Thursday January 16, 2020

Governor

1:42pm
Gov. Evers. Appoints Chief Judge Maxine White to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. 

3:50am
WISN. Governor: Foxconn showing more transparency. 

Assembly Floor Session

5:08pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on the failed veto override to lower training standards for CNAs in Wisconsin.
5:07pm
Rep. Edming. Votes to override governor's veto of CNA bill.
3:36pm
SEIU Wisconsin. 36 state representatives deserve applause for protecting patient safety. 
11:11am
Rep. Plumer. Adoption bills pass state Assembly.
9:07am
Rep. Murphy. Adoption Task Force package adopted by Assembly.
4:14am
Rep. Rodriguez. Supports adoption bills.
4:09am
Rep. Felzkowski. Votes to override governor's veto, supports adoption taskforce. 
4:06am
Rep. Taylor. Statement in opposition to AB-559.
4:05am
Rep. Allen. You're on candid camera. 

12:58pm
Cap Times. Assembly signs off on slate of bills aiming to speed up adoption process in Wisconsin.
4:17am
WBAY. Legislature sends Lyme disease bills to Gov. Evers. 
3:52am
U.S. News & World Report. Assembly OKs bill clarifying emergency detention options. 
3:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly fails to override Gov. Tony Evers' nurse training veto.

Legislative

5:10pm
Rep. Subeck. Testifies on pair of bills addressing food allergies.  Testimony.
4:26pm
Rep. Spreitzer, Sen. Ringhand. (Updated) Announce Brodhead listening session. 
3:34pm
Rep. Vining. To host town hall on child sex trafficking prevention. 
2:32pm
Badger Institute. 'Sunrise review' would inform legislators about impact of proposed occupational licenses. 
2:26pm
Rep. Nygren. Democrats vote to override Governor Evers' vetoes. 
1:48pm
Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. Testifies against Senate Bill 515.
11:42am
Sen. Shilling, Rep. Billings. Water Pollution Notification Act receives public hearing. 
11:17am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Republicans continue to neglect homeless Wisconsinites. 
11:15am
Rep. Macco. Time is money.
11:12am
Rep. Loudenbeck. Selected for White House summit on Human Trafficking.
9:04am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Members gather in Madison for Farm & Rural Lobby Day.
9:03am
Rep. Murphy. Former UW-Oshkosh leaders failed Wisconsin.
8:29am
Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association. Memo to legislators urging passage of AB-422 and SB-364
4:04am
Sen. Smith. Legislators request public hearing for non-partisan redistricting reform legislation.  Letter to Sen. Stroebel.

4:14am
Fox 11. Wisconsin awaits multiple laws to change the way sexual assault kits are processed. 

State Agencies

5:10pm
DATCP. Krull joins as Agriculture and Farm Center Director.
4:28pm
Dairyland Power Cooperative. PSCW grants approval for Nemadji Trail Energy Center. 
3:39pm
SWIB. Announces 2019 WRS preliminary returns. 
3:37pm
DNR. Smart, sober driving is season-long lesson of International Snowmobile Safety Week. 
3:35pm
DNR. Winter free fishing weekend Jan. 18-19.
1:05pm
Wisconsin United for Freedom. Requests hearing on Clearinghouse Rule 19-079.
11:16am
AG Kaul. Announces DCI investigation leads to cocaine, heroin and fentanyl trafficking charges against 26 people.

4:21am
U.S. News & World Report. State to close assisted living center at veterans home. 
3:46am
EagleHerald Extra. PFAS listening session prompts frustration. 

Economy/Business

1:45pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. Diverse group of judges, investors to screen entries for 2020 Governor's Business Plan Contest.
12:47pm
WEC Energy Group. Raises quarterly dividend. 
11:09am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Navigating choppy waters to do business overseas topic of Feb. 4 Tech Council luncheon in Appleton.

2:06pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Belief in the Foxconn project is at its lowest level yet in MU Law School poll. 
8:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. How the 'Phase 1' U.S.-China trade deal will affect Wisconsin agriculture. 
3:59am
Reuters. China, U.S. sign initial trade pact but doubts and tariffs linger. 
3:58am
Bloomberg. The $95 billion centerpiece of the trade deal is already in doubt. 

Statewide

11:14am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Citizens United in Wisconsin: A decade of disaster.

3:57am
WAOW. Shortage of poll workers ahead of busy election year. 
3:56am
WBAY. Local officials concerned with growing number of first responder deaths nationwide. 

Courts

1:59pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Response to court actions on Wisconsin voter purge. 
8:34am
Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs Lawyers. File civil rights lawsuit against Baraboo School District. 

4:27am
Fox 6. 'We want people to follow the law': Commissioners react to appeals court voter purge ruling. 
3:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Former UW-Oshkosh officials ordered to pay restitution. Fox 11.

Education

3:04pm
UW-River Falls. Team is National Forage Bowl Champions again.

8:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Nearly half of the Palmyra-Eagle school board quits following ruling that the district won't dissolve. 

Local

1:46pm
Madison Department of Civil Rights. Mayor calls for action after survey results on city work culture. 
11:43am
MMSD. Storm ready preparations for 2020 as heavy rain possible for third year in a row. 
11:40am
Dane County Exec. Parisi, Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Announce the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award honorees. 
11:10am
Racine Mayor Mason. Announces round two of the successful microenterprise loan program. 

8:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rising inmate population in Wisconsin strains local jails. 
4:12am
Wisconsin Dells Events. In-Depth: Police departments across southern Wisconsin look to find solutions to staffing issues. 
3:57am
WXOW. Army Corps of Engineers proposes $37 million plan to fix flooding in Arcadia. 
3:55am
Fox 6. Milwaukee requests $50M federal grant 'to provide a safe and secure environment' at 2020 DNC.
3:41am
WTMJ. 20-foot waves cause 'millions' in damage to Racine's Lake Michigan shoreline. 
3:40am
Fox 6. 'Our vaccination rate is abysmal:' 200+ flu hospitalizations in Milwaukee County, compared to 46 in 2019. 

Congress

3:46pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on USMCA.
2:10pm
Church for 7th Congress. Applauds passing of the USMCA.
1:51pm
WMC. Thanks Senate for USMCA passage, asks President Trump to quickly aign agreement. 
1:43pm
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Applauds Senate passage of USMCA.
1:02pm
American Dairy Coalition. Applauds the bi-partisan passage of USMCA.
11:36am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. USMCA is 'landmark victory' for dairy farmers, processors. 
11:19am
Midwest Food Products Association. Midwest food manufacturers praise passage of trade deal.
9:04am
WMC. Commends President Trump for signing Phase 1 of U.S.-China trade deal.

3:50am
CBS 58. Sen. Tammy Baldwin calls for witnesses, documents in impeachment trial. 

Politics

12:55pm
Wisconsin Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Announces candidate questionaire for 7th District race. 
12:48pm
One Wisconsin Now. Campaign cash keeps flowing to WILL's shill Dan Kelly.
4:07am
Republican State Leadership Committee. President Trump supports Justice Daniel Kelly in Wisconsin Supreme Court campaign.

12:05pm
CNBC. Planned Parenthood will spend $45 million in 2020 elections to support abortion-rights candidates. 
4:02am
Politico. Conservative vets launch ads urging Afghanistan withdrawal. 
3:45am
Fox 6. MU Law poll: 61% of Wisconsin voters think U.S., Iran will avoid major military conflict. 
3:45am
Racine Journal Times. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson said he fears 'Democrats will destroy this country.'
3:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Biden narrowly leads Democratic field in latest Marquette Poll.
3:39am
Courthouse News Service. Poll shows Wisconsin voters disapprove of Trump's foreign policy moves. 

Wednesday January 15, 2020

Governor

11:22am
Gov. Evers. Letter to Sen. Roth, Speaker Vos regarding bill signings. 

Assembly Floor Session

5:23pm
Rep. Steineke. Votes to make strikes in WI adoption laws. 
5:22pm
Rep. Ramthun. Overdue adoption process enhancements. 
5:22pm
Rep. Born. Emergency detention transport bill passes state Assembly.
5:21pm
Sen. Cowles. Statement on Assembly's veto override attempt.
5:19pm
Rep. Dittrich. Adoption Task Force bills clear hurdle, pass Assembly.
4:37pm
Rep. Considine. First Assembly floor session in 2020. 
4:36pm
Rep. Spiros. Votes to address nursing shortage in Wisconsin.
4:35pm
Rep. Subeck. Bipartisan legislation expanding eligibility for adoption assistance passes state Assembly.
4:01pm
Rep. Novak. Bill helps rural Browntown church. 
3:56pm
Rep. Duchow. Votes to protect National Guard students. 
3:55pm
Rep. Petryk. Assembly Democrats choose party loyalty over quality long-term care for seniors. 
3:19pm
Sen. Marklein. Church stairway chairlift bill passes Assembly.
3:14pm
Rep. Subeck. Upholds Governor's veto.
3:01pm
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on AB-76 veto override attempt. 
1:52pm
Rep. James. Honors Hometown Heroes. 
1:35pm
Rep. Nygren. Honors Hometown Hero.

Legislative

4:32pm
Rep. Kitchens. Working on stewardship renewal plan. 
3:05pm
Rep. Allen. Introduces bill expanding rights for virtual students. 
1:32pm
Survival Coalition. Response on CNA bill.
1:31pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Urges maintenance of training requirements for CNAs.
1:30pm
SEIU Wisconsin. AB-076 reduces standards for Nurse Aides, risks the safety of the elderly and most vulnerable. 
12:17pm
Wisconsin BPDD. CNAs need more support and training, not less. 
12:16pm
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Aging advocates oppose veto override of AB-076
12:14pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Water Quality Task Force recommendations are inadequate. 
10:44am
Rep. Nygren. HOPE Agenda bills move forward. 
10:40am
Sen. Smith. Column: Good government demands redistricting reform. 
10:18am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Thank you, Senator Hansen, for standing with Wisconsin working families. 
8:44am
Gathering Waters. Land trust community applauds proposal to renew the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. 

3:26am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dueling Republican, Democratic packages show bipartisanship on criminal justice reform fading. 
3:18am
Center Square. Wisconsin Republicans want witness, victim protections in new crime legislation. 
3:14am
WXPR. Group fights to restore water access rights of property owners on Wisconsin flowages. 
3:11am
Wausau Daily Herald. Sen. Tom Tiffany introduces state resolution urging lawmakers to oppose articles of impeachment against Trump. 

State Agencies

5:20pm
DWD. Unemployment insurance 2019 tax statements now available online. 
4:33pm
Rep. Taylor. Applauds DHS & DNR for new PFAS actions and calls for National Guard to clean up contamination. 
3:57pm
WDVA. Assisted living center faces declining demand. 
2:35pm
DOR. Collections, December FY2020.
1:25pm
DOT. Second round of VW Transit Capital Assistance Grants available. 
12:20pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement regarding PFAS in fish tissue samples.
10:57am
DHS, DNR. Issue PFAS fish advisory for Starkweather Creek and Lake Monona. 

2:41pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Concerns over PFAS prompt new fish consumption advisory in Madison. 
3:15am
WISC. Panel OKs public relations push on Wisconsin elections. 
3:15am
NBC 15. Wisconsin National Guard to deploy soldiers to Middle East. 

Economy/Business

12:22pm
WMC. Stateiwde board for local chambers announces new president and officers on Board of Advisors. 

3:21am
Reuters. U.S., China set to sign massive purchases deal, easing trade war. 

Environment/Outdoors

2:13pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Lake Michigan waters predicted to hit record highs, Kewaunee council told. 
1:55pm
Reuters. 2019 was the second-hottest year ever, more extreme weather ahead: WMO.

Statewide

3:20pm
American Lung Association. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield invests in clean air, healthy lungs. 
8:48am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Ag Day at the Capitol set for February 4.
8:45am
PDPW. Teams up with Holly Green to offer new online interactive training course. 
8:43am
Arts Wisconsin. Communities invited to participate in Make Music Wisconsin.

Courts

3:21pm
UW System. Statement on plea by former UW Oshkosh officials. 
8:47am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Veritas Steel v. Lunda Construction Company. 

2:01pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin choice schools win lawsuit over virtual learning.

Education

1:51pm
Industrial Safety. Donates grain bin rescue system to WITC.
10:41am
UW-Stout. Menomonie first in state with two shovel-ready sites certified by Xcel Energy. 

10:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Some Wisconsin schools are finding it difficult to hire social workers to help kids. 

Local

2:13pm
CBS 58. City of Racine declares emergency after damage to shoreline. 
1:56pm
RiverTowns. St. Croix County's spring ballot to include referendum question on gerrymandering. 
3:16am
Wausau Daily Herald. Merrill becomes 'Second Amendment sanctuary' with City Council vote to protect gun rights. 

Congress

3:18pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Reacts to President Trump signing Phase One Trade Agreement. 
3:17pm
U.S. Reps. Steil, Blunt Rochester. Announce Future of Work Caucus. 
2:31pm
Church for 7th Congress. Praises President Trump's signing of trade deal with China.
2:29pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. President attends U.S.-China agreement signing. 
2:22pm
American Dairy Coalition. Congratulates President Trump on signing of a Phase One Trade Agreement with China. 
1:59pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce bipartisan Industries of the Future bill.
12:38pm
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Dairy group: China trade progress welcomed, critically important. 
10:19am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Votes to move USMCA forward. 

1:53pm
The Hill. Trump signs first phase of U.S.-China trade deal.
3:20am
Politico. Trump set to gut water protections. 

Politics

2:15pm
RPW. ICYMI: President Donald J. Trump endorse Justice Daniel Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. 
1:40pm
One Wisconsin Now. Right-wing group that wants to criminalize abortion backs Dan Kelly state Supreme Court campaign. 
1:33pm
Marquette University. New Law School Poll finds majorities of Wisconsin voters disapproves of Trump foreign policy and killing of Iranian general. 
12:24pm
Tiffany for 7th Congress. ICYMI: Tom Tiffany introduces resolution urging lawmakers to oppose articles of impeachment against President Trump. 
9:42am
Snodgrass for 57th Assembly. Secures early money in 57th Assembly race. 
9:23am
Allen for 97th Assembly. Afternoon mixer.
8:46am
Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund. Endorses Justice Daniel Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court.
8:46am
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Campaign has commanding fundraising lead. 
8:41am
Katzenmeyer for 15th Assembly. Announces her candidacy for Wisconsin Assembly District 15. 

2:14pm
WISC. Kelly outraises opponents in Wisconsin Supreme Court race. 
2:11pm
Fox 11. Poll: Close race in Wisconsin between Trump, top Democratic contenders. 
2:05pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Democratic candidates virtually tied with Donald Trump. 
3:24am
New York Times. At Milwaukee rally, Trump defends strike on Iranian general and lashes out at Democrats. U.S. News & World Report. 
3:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Keep America Great': President Donald Trump rallies in Milwaukee. 
3:17am
CBS 58. Jared Kushner meets 'Joseph Project' participants with visit to Milwaukee. 
3:12am
New York Times. In closely divided Wisconsin, the battle for votes is already underway. 

Tuesday January 14, 2020

Legislative

4:47pm
Sen. Craig, Rep. Sanfelippo. Respond to Mayor Barrett's distorted view of crime in Milwaukee. 
4:34pm
WHCA/WiCAL. Long-term care providers across Wisconsin support veto override of AB-76.
2:52pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Unveils stewardship reauthorization plan. 
1:53pm
Rep. Steineke. Will Rep. Vruwink submit to Dem party strong-arm?
1:52pm
Rep. Steineke. Flip-flopper Beth Meyers?
1:51pm
Rep. Steineke. Will Rep. Doyle kowtow to party politics?
1:14pm
Reps. Nygren, Thiesfeldt. Call for audit of Department of Public Instruction.  Letter to Audit Co-Chairs.
1:10pm
Sen. Tiffany. Releases resolution opposing impeachment of President Trump.  LRB-5337.
12:48pm
Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Statement on water quality taskforce recommendations. 
11:15am
River Alliance of Wisconsin. Speaker's Task Force recommendations a small step toward clean water. 
10:41am
LRB. Direct Primary Care: State Approaches to Regulating Subscription-Based Medicine. 
9:13am
Sen. Craig. Authors bills in "Tougher on Crime" initiative. 
4:05am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Condemns legislators for doubling down on failed policies that weaken public safety. 

1:16pm
Madison.com. Assembly bill to boost ratepayer advocacy, streamline utility regulation. 
3:41am
NBC 15. Kaul: Failure to act on sex assault bill is bad for victims and public safety. 
3:36am
Fox 6. 'Crime is on the rise here:' State Republicans unveil legislation aimed at combating it. WTMJ.
3:32am
WBAY. Legislation aims to designate Hmong-Lao Veterans Day in Wisconsin.
3:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly to attempt veto override that would reduce training hours for nursing assistants. 
3:29am
WBAY. Sen. Dave Hansen urging free blood tests for people affected by contaminated water. 

State Agencies

3:06pm
DNR. Incidental take notice for Columbia County.
2:33pm
DSPS. Secretary-designee Dawn Crim announces plan review process improvements. 
2:25pm
DOJ. State reaches settlement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund, Inc. to ensure donors have adequate information when making charitable donations. 
12:46pm
WEDC. Menomonie business wins Main Street Makeover Contest. 
12:10pm
DATCP. Apply for Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grants through Feb. 28.
12:10pm
DNR. Weekly news. 
11:14am
DOT. Governor Evers announces more than $132 million in transportation aid payments to local governments. 

2:57pm
Cap Times. With voter purge on hold, Wisconsin Elections Commission deadlocks over GOP calls to act. 
1:30pm
Yahoo Finance. Wisconsin bet that interest rates wouldn't go down and it lost big. 
3:40am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin utility regulator Mike Huebsch to resign. 

Economy/Business

3:21pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. Emerging companies may seek 'speed dates' with major firms at March 16 Tech Summit. 

11:57am
Politico. The Trump administration chose meatpacking giants over farmers in USDA proposal, critics say. 
3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Foxconn promised Wisconsin 'Innovation Centers, ' but hasn't yet delivered. 
3:34am
WXOW. Wisconsin agriculture is a big economic driver that could be in real danger. 

Statewide

2:23pm
Wisconsin Dental Association. Badger Institute report on licensing boards highlights range of valuable information. 
1:26pm
Badger Institute. Absence and Violation.
10:25am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Berge appointed to Board.

3:34am
NBC 15. Study: Wisconsin ranks fifth for drunk driving. 

Courts

4:45pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. And SCWA win school choice case against DPI.
11:11am
District IV Court of Appeals. Timothy Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - order. 
11:10am
District IV Court of Appeals. Timothy Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - order. 
4:06am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - order. 

11:34am
Fox 11. Wisconsin appeals court puts voter rolls purge on hold. 
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court won't hear immediate appeal of voter purge ruling. 

Education

10:30am
UW-Whitewater.  Online degree programs named among the best in the nation. 
10:01am
UW-Madison. First cohort of students dives into new quantum computing master's degree.

Local

1:11pm
Kewaunee County. Establishes "Diaper Bank" to help local families in need. 
12:01pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County to receive $25,000 donation to advance its accessibility initiative at county parks. 
10:27am
Madison City Clerk. Voter ID questions answered. 

3:43am
Kenosha News. Weekend storm fuels more destruction along lakefront. 
3:42am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Gun rights: What to know about Brown County's 'Second Amendment sanctuary' proposal. 
3:42am
WJFW. St. Germain Town Board to let a public vote help decide 2nd Amendment Sanctuary status. 

Politics

3:23pm
Priorities Wisconsin, Human Rights Campaign, Protect Our Care Wisconsin, NextGen Wisconsin, Tax March. Blast Trump for his many broken promises to Wisconsinites ahead of "Promises Made, Promises Kept" rally in Milwaukee. 
2:26pm
Church for 7th Congress. ICYMI: Releases new TV ad "Win This Fight."
1:05pm
American Bridge. New video reveals how Trump's tax bill left Wisconsin workers in the cold. 
12:45pm
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Campaign raises $350,000 in 2019. 
10:00am
Priorities USA. Expands pre-convention budget to $150 million, reserves millions of dollars of Wisconsin ad time.
9:58am
Black Leaders Organizing for Communities. Announces slate of endorsements. 
4:05am
RPW. ICYMI: Justice Daniel Kelly stands out as Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates make case for voters. 
4:04am
Becker for 33rd Assembly. Statement on denial of petition to dissolve Palmyra-Eagle School District. 

2:28pm
The Hill. Largest Democratic super PAC to spend $150M this cycle. 
1:22pm
NBC 15. Court hopeful Karofsky raises $227K in second half of 2019. 
12:09pm
Washington Post. Doctored images have become a fact of lift for political campaigns. When they're disproved, believers 'just don't care.'
11:59am
CBS News. In battleground Wisconsin, turnout is key: "My vote's up for grabs."
3:45am
WAOW. Lara Trump visits Central Wisconsin, said election is "all on the line."
3:44am
Madison.com. De Pere alderman and nephew to retiring state lawmaker announce bid for his seat. WISC.
3:28am
WJFW. CD-7 Democratic candidate, Zunker, pushes for affordable healthcare. 
3:28am
U.S. News & World Report. Trump's Milwaukee rally kicks off election year in Wisconsin.

Monday January 13, 2020

Governor

3:41am
Center Square. Gov. Evers' comments contradict his own attorneys in reporter-restriction lawsuit. 

Legislative

4:21pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Introduces nomination papers reform bill. 
4:17pm
Rep. Duchow. Supports tougher on crime initiatives. 
3:14pm
Rep. Gundrum. Applauds scheduling of veto override. 
2:43pm
Rep. Steineke. Altoona special education staff to be named Assembly 'Hometown Heroes.'
2:42pm
Rep. Steineke. Marinette crossing guard to be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
2:09pm
Sen. Larson. Column: Wisconsin needs automatic voter registration.
1:55pm
DOJ. Assembly Health Committee fails to act on sexual assault kit legislation. 
1:54pm
Rep. Magnafici. Applauds effort to override veto of bipartisan nursing bill.
1:30pm
Rep. Petryk. Bill addressing CNA shortage to receive veto override vote in Assembly.
1:28pm
Rep. Steineke. Assembly to vote to override governor's CNA veto.
11:42am
Sen. Smith, Rep. Stuck. Presidential candidates must pay their bills. 
11:24am
Rep. Tranel. Dairy Innovation Hub off to a strong start. 
11:22am
Sen. Darling, Rep. Knodl. Tougher on crime bills protect victims and witnesses. 
10:00am
Rep. Steineke. What folks are saying: School-based mental health is a game-changer. 
9:59am
Wisconsin Homeowners Alliance. Launches radio, mail, video and digital ad campaign urging lawmakers to "Protect our Piers."

2:04pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Black History Month resolution again stirs clash in Wisconsin Legislature. 
2:03pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lawmakers want to make 2020 campaigns pay upfront for rally costs. 
1:58pm
WEAU. Wisconsin lawmakers introduce act for presidential candidates to pay bills back. 

State Agencies

4:22pm
PSC. Commissioner Huebsch announces retirement.
3:51pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Menasha $100K All or Nothing ticket expires Friday. 
11:56am
DPI. Stanford Taylor will not run for state superintendent in 2021. 
11:55am
DNR. Natural Resources Board to meet Jan. 21-22 in Madison.
11:34am
DNR. 'Wild Wisconsin' podcast back with new episodes. 
9:57am
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Learns of flow activities. 

1:59pm
WKOW. State schools superintendent will not run in 2021. 
3:36am
U.S. News & World Report. Board set to order DNR to develop new water standards. 

Economy/Business

1:20pm
Foxconn. Wisconsin businesses awarded subcontracts totaling $2.3 million.

3:45am
AP. High anxiety: Proposed U.S. hemp rules worry industry. 
3:45am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Despite Q3 uptick, Wisconsin's economic growth still among the slowest. 
3:40am
Racine Journal Times. Millions paid to advisors on Foxconn project. 

Environment/Outdoors

8:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. For the first time, chronic wasting disease proteins found in deer semen. 
3:37am
Duluth News Tribune. Report: Over 100 cases of chronic wasting disease at Wisconsin deer farms since 2018. 

Statewide

1:22pm
RENEW Wisconsin. Renewable energy leaders set to receive honors at 2020 summit. 
8:29am
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Safety hazards peaked during Great Lakes high water. 

3:40am
WAOW. Cancer deaths in Wisconsin down, but other cancer diagnoses on the rise. 
3:38am
Wisconsin Watch. As rains intensify, sewage surges into Wisconsin waters. 

Courts

4:18am
Ozaukee County Circuit Court. Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - Defendants' response to plaintiffs' motion to hold defendants in contempt for remedial sanctions. 

2:00pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Judge holds Elections Commissioners in contempt in Wisconsin's voter purge case. 
1:56pm
NBC 15. Wisconsin judge orders up to 209K voter names be deleted. 
4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Judge: County violated federal Indian law in zoning dispute with Lake Superior tribe.
3:48am
The Hill. Trump administration wants Supreme Court to delay hearing on ObamaCare case. 
3:43am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Former UW-Oshkosh administrators reach plea deals with prosecutors in misconduct case. 

Education

2:40pm
Marquette University. Dr. Joe Daniels named Keyes Dean of Business Administration.
11:27am
Marquette University. CAMPus Impact wins inaugural ITGA intern challenge. 

Local

9:56am
City of Madison. Madison Food Policy Council announces 2020 SEED Grants cycle. 
9:32am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. A risk for lung cancer: Test your home for radon.

12:08pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lake Michigan waves washed away part of Port Washington's breakwall walkway over the weekend. 
8:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee considering universal basic income pilot program. 
3:54am
WQOW. Eau Claire City Council to vote on ordinance that would require lead pipes to be replaced. 
3:51am
CBS 58. Floodwaters threaten Pleasant Prairie homes after winter storm, high winds. 
3:48am
WSAW. Merrill to consider motion declaring itself a Second Amendment sanctuary city. 
3:47am
U.S. News & World Report. High winds, flooding cause major damage at Port Milwaukee. 
3:38am
Racine Journal Times. Slip-sliding away: Racine studying countywide lakefront erosion. 
3:35am
WISN. Clinton, Trump campaigns haven't paid outstanding Wisconsin bills from 2016. 

Congress

4:19am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. On PFAS: Inaction is not an option. 

2:17pm
CNBC. U.S. budget deficit topped $1 trillion in 2019 for the first time in seven years. 
2:13pm
AP. U.S. budget deficit running 11.8% higher this year. 
3:43am
Racine Journal Times. Congress divided on war powers resolution; Steil votes against, Moore votes in favor. 
3:39am
WISN. "UPFRONT' recap: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson doesn't want to limit president's war powers. 

Politics

3:16pm
Church for 7th Congress. ICYMI: In Leader-Telegram "Trump move should be applauded."
2:42pm
Wisconsin Family Action PAC. Endorses Justice Dan Kelly.
2:10pm
Hansen for 30th Senate. De Pere Alderman announces run for state Senate. 
12:03pm
Becker for 33rd Assembly. Businesman and community leader to announce candidacy for Assembly District 33. 

2:11pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates make case to voters.
12:06pm
Lake Mills Leader. Winker for Wisconsin launches 2020 campaign for state Assembly.
3:46am
AP. Ex-prisoners who can vote sought for Wisconsin 2020 election. 
3:41am
Fox 11. Republican Tiffany slings cow manure in congressional ad. 
3:36am
WAOW. Governor Evers weighs in on Trumps visiting Wisconsin.

Friday January 10, 2020

Governor

2:06pm
Gov. Evers. Announces ombudsman for the Wisconsin National Guard. 
9:11am
Liberty Justice Center. Gov. Evers' Fox 11 interview conflicts with his legal arguments in MacIver's press access case. 

2:28pm
Cap Times. Evers hires ombudsman to oversee sexual assault investigations in Wisconsin National Guard. 
4:04am
WQOW. Gov. Evers lays out 2020 legislative plan during Eau Claire stop. 
4:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers gives Republicans 'homework' as he calls for bills on insulin, PFAS and dark stores. 

Legislative

1:22pm
Rep. Zimmerman. Supports bipartisan water quality bills. 
1:21pm
Rep. Horlacher. Statement on SDBAB action on Palmyra-Eagle dissolution. 
1:19pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Lawmakers seek to amend the state Constitution to ban gerrymandering. 
10:18am
Sen. Marklein. Column: What is happening with Tobacco 21?
9:08am
Rep. Pronschinske. Column: Snow, snowmobiles & safety. 
4:09am
Rep. Steineke. Statement on retirement of Rep. Bob Kulp. 

4:16am
WISC. 'To me it's an injury': Police chiefs testify support for bill that would allow officers to use worker's comp for PTSD recovery. 
4:06am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers, Democrats push bills to cut prison population. CBS 58.
4:03am
WUWM. Bipartisan task force proposes legislation to improve water quality in Wisconsin. 
3:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Special election reimbursement bill has support of GOP-led Senate, Democratic Evers. 
3:47am
WSAW. Rep. Kulp not seeking re-election. 

State Agencies

3:34pm
DMA. Encourages preparedness ahead of expected weekend winter storm. 
1:15pm
DNR. Seeking nominations for Hunter Ethics Award. 
10:22am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Wisconsin County Highway Association, Wisconsin Towns Association, Wisconsin Counties Association. New transportation grant program's popularity points to significant unmet infrastructure needs in Wisconsin.
9:54am
DOT. Local governments submit $1.47 billion in transportation grant requests. 
9:52am
DNR. Providing emergency drinking water to homeowner with PFAS contamination near JCI investigation area. 
9:51am
DNR. Outdoor Report. 
9:50am
DATCP. Application period open for Specialty Crop Block Grants. 

2:19pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Applications for $75 million in transportation grants exceed $1.4 billion in total project value. 
4:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Confusion, under-reporting impedes crackdown on sex trafficking in Wisconsin, report finds. Fox 6.
3:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Regulators: Proposed power line in northern Wisconsin must follow existing route. 

Economy/Business

2:15pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Foxconn scraps $5B manufacturing plant in India. 
9:46am
CNBC. Job market ends 2019 with disappointing 145,000 growth in payrolls. 
3:47am
Crain's Chicago Business. 'Leaving Illinois was not an easy decision for us.'

Environment/Outdoors

9:01am
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Great Lakes water levels higher than last year at this time. 

4:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As Lake Michigan rises, homes are threatened by waves and gale-force winds. 
3:45am
WBAY. Kewaunee on the verge of serious flood issues. 
3:44am
WISN. Lake Michigan water levels could rise even higher in 2020. 

Statewide

4:11am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Curran signs on as Membership Director.

3:58am
Madison.com. Advocates warn citizenship, digital divide may affect Census. 

Courts

4:45pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synopses January 2020.

Education

2:34pm
UW-Platteville. Brogley one of 200 chosen worldwide by Google for global meetup. 
2:33pm
UW-Platteville. Will receive EDA-funded technical assistance from Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. 
2:02pm
UW-Madison. Precipitation and groundwater levels: It's a long-term relationship. 
1:20pm
Carthage College. Names new CFO.
1:14pm
Rural Innovation Strategies. Following a competitive nationwide selection process, UW-Platteville chosen to participate in 2020 Rural Innovatoin Initiative. 
10:20am
UW-Milwaukee. Offers accelerated, dual degree program in athletic training with Wisconsin Lutheran College. 
9:10am
UW-River Falls. Simulation brings poverty awareness close to home. 
4:10am
DPI Supt. Stanford Taylor. Statement on denial of Palmyra-Eagle Area School District's dissolution order. 

2:18pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Private grant to Wisocnsin college students did little to boost degree completion, study finds. 
2:18pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rural school district faces hard budget choices after state board denies dissolution proposal. 
3:43am
WUWM. The Palmyra-Eagle School District will not dissolve. 

Local

1:17pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Winter storm conditions affecting travel tonight, through Monday, January 13th. 

3:50am
Stevens Point Journal. Portage County considering advisory anti-gerrymandering referendum. 

Congress

1:16pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. War powers resolution passes House, Baldwin supports bipartisan Senate resolution to force a debate and vote to prevent war with Iran. 
4:18am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. 'It's time we reclaim our Constitutional authority over military action.'
4:07am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Statement on war powers resolution.

2:21pm
The Hill. House passes sweeping bill to target spread of toxic 'forever chemicals.'
3:56am
WQOW. Rep. Kind sponsors bill limiting Trump's military power against Iran. 
3:51am
The Hill. House passes measure seeking to limit Trump on Iran. 

Politics

10:05am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Unveils first television ad 'Manure.'

10:05am
WJFW. Tiffany promotes environmental record as timber industry organization endorses campaign. 
3:55am
Fox 11. Hansen retirement opens one of area's few Democratic seats. 
3:48am
WJFW. 7th District candidates Tiffany, Zunker disagree on President's Iran approach. 

Thursday January 9, 2020

Governor

10:50am
Gov. Ever. Announces homework for the legislative session. Letter to legislative leadership. 
3:39am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Judith Srp as Rusk County Register of Deeds. 

1:11pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers assigns 'homework' to GOP-controlled Legislature. 
4:01am
WISC. Gov. Evers is one year into his term. Is he keeping his promises?
3:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers, Democratic lawmakers unveil bill package as "first step" toward criminal justice reform. 

Legislative

3:43pm
Rep. Vruwink. Column: 'Let your kids rise or fall as a team.'
3:12pm
Rep. Novak. GOP Weekly Radio Address: Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality. 
3:11pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Column: Legislature should focus on keeping taxes low. 
2:36pm
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Applauds Legislature's support of recovery efforts in Wisconsin.
1:00pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Bill introduced to commemorate 50th anniversary of Earth Day. 
12:55pm
Rep. Goyke, Sen. Taylor. Introduce "The Wisconsin Corrections Reform & Reinvest Initiative."
12:53pm
Rep. Gruszynski. Comments on State Senator Dave Hansen's retirement. 
11:40am
Sen. Erpenbach. Weekly Democratic Radio Address: It's time for Wisconsin to move forward on medical cannabis. 
11:37am
Green Bay Mayor Genrich. Statement on Senator Hansen's retirement. 
11:13am
Sen. Shilling. Reacts to Senator Hansen announcement. 
11:03am
Sen. Hansen. Retiring from the State Senate at the end of the current term. 
9:16am
Rep. Allen. To lead bill limiting interest on payday loans. 
9:15am
Rep. Nygren. HOPE agenda bills receive public hearings. 
8:14am
Wisconsin Counties Association. Commends bi-partisan work of Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality. 
3:51am
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Missed opportunities overshadow Water Quality Task Force recommendations. 
3:49am
WI Land+Water. Strongly supports county conservation funding recommended by Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality. 
3:46am
Rep. Kitchens. Introduces water quality bills. 
3:45am
Rep. Hintz. Governor Evers champions clean water protections in Wisconsin.
3:41am
Wisconsin Water Alliance. Statement on release of water-related bills package. 

1:50pm
Fox 6. Gov. Tony Evers, Democrats push bills to cut prison population. 
1:46pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Longtime Democratic state senator in competitive Wisconsin district plans to retire. 
1:09pm
Fox 11. Sen. Dave Hansen will not seek re-election. 
3:36am
U.S. News & World Report. Lawmaker task force urges $10M for clean water initiatives. Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
3:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Senate committee advances bill to ban PFAS in firefighting foam. 
3:26am
Center Square. Sen. Stroebel: Wisconsin taxpayers have been protected from high school referendum costs. 
3:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rep. John Nygren seeks to expand HOPE Agenda. 

State Agencies

4:44pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Stanley woman claims $100,000 from gifted scratch ticket. 
2:39pm
DNR. Seeks public input on PFAS contamination at listening session in Marinette Jan. 15.
12:57pm
AG Kaul. Releases the 2019 Law Enforcement Assessment of Sex Trafficking in Wisconsin.
3:43am
DSPS. Secretary-designee Dawn Crim cuts credential fees, saves licensed Wisconsin professionals $10M. 
3:40am
Wisconsin Lottery. Powerball and Megabucks jackpots at highest in months. 

3:21am
Fox 6. Air Force confirms Wisconsin commander under investigation. 

Economy/Business

2:37pm
Boardman & Clark. DOL final rule on what is includable in regular wage rate - after 50 years. 
12:56pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Nominations open for Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards. 
10:23am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Wraps successful 2019 with membership growth, events, and program launches. 

11:33am
Reuters. Trump's tariffs cost U.S. companies $46 billion to date, data shows. 
3:37am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin exports nearly flat in November, down 4.15% for year. 
3:30am
WKBT. Study finds hurdles for businesses in Wisconsin.
3:28am
WKOW. Fewer young people eager to take over family dairy farms in Wisconsin.
3:22am
Wisconsin State Farmer. Bottles, cans and beans - hurt by tariffs. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:29am
WQOW. More deer testing positive for CWD on Wisconsin farms. 
3:27am
Fox 2. Great Lakes water levels could be even higher in 2020. 

Statewide

2:38pm
RENEW Wisconsin. 2020 Renewable Energy Summit is one week away. 
11:14am
WBA. More than 1,500 entries submitted for WBA Awards. 

9:14am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Cayley Vande Berg named 2020 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs.

Courts

8:30am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Donavinn D. Coffee.
8:29am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Chris Hinrichs v. The DOW Chemical Company.

Education

3:49pm
Alverno College. Joseph Foy, Ph.D., named Vice President of Academic Affairs.
2:40pm
UW-Stout. Great-granddaughter's visit shines light on school's second leader. 
12:52pm
Milwaukee Area Labor Council. Delegates unanimously support MPS funding referendum on April 7 ballot. 

Local

10:12am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Shame on Judge Milton Childs - crime cannot be deterred without consequences. 
10:10am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Applications now being accepted for Dane County's popular Continuous Cover Program. 
10:07am
City of Madison. Angela Trudell Vasquez, Madison's newest Poet Laureate. 

1:13pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Southwestern Wisconsin villages hit by repeated floods receive new federal mitigation grant. 
1:08pm
WISN. Milwaukee leaders consider new tax on food delivery services. 
3:21am
WSAW. Marathon County district attorney evaluating extra programs as prosecutor shortages strain resources. 

Congress

4:44pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Cosponsors bill to keep law enforcement safe from fentanyl exposure. 

3:23am
WKOW. Wisconsin Republicans, Democrats remain at odds after military briefing on Iran. 

Politics

10:25am
Church for 7th Congress. Congressman Adam Kinzinger endorses. 
10:07am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association endorses. 

1:07pm
U.S. News & World Report. Republican Neumann decides against run for Congress. 
11:18am
AP. Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones. 
3:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrat Roger Polack, a national security specialist, enters race to challenge Congressman Bryan Steil. 
3:22am
U.S. News & World Report. Democrat Polack announces bid for Congress against Steil. 

Wednesday January 8, 2020

Governor

10:51am
Gov. Evers. Releases Year of Clean Drinking Water Report

Legislative

12:40pm
Sen. Jacque. Introduces water quality bills, named chair of bi-national state and provincial clean water taskforce. 
12:32pm
Rep. Steineke. Applauds work for Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality. 
12:32pm
Voces de la Frontera Action. Condemns legislative attempt to make English the official language of Wisconsin.
11:35am
Speaker Vos. Statement: Final report of Task Force on Water Quality. 
11:34am
Rep. Novak. Column: Water Quality Task Force release recommendations. 
11:33am
Reps. Novak, Shankland. Column: Leading on clean water. 
11:32am
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Testimony on HOPE bills. 
11:30am
Sen. Cowles. Bill to prevent PFAS pollution passes Senate committee. 
10:46am
Speaker Vos, Rep. Rodriguez. Praise Milwaukee area company. 
10:45am
Sen. Smith. Column: Let's finish what we started. 
10:44am
Rep. Nygren. Rural workforce housing bill passes committee. 
10:41am
Sen. Shilling. Column: Democratic 2020 vision. 
4:31am
DHS. Testimony on AB-645, AB-646, AB-650
4:26am
Rep. Felzkowski, Sen. Tiffany. Bill increases access to complementary health care. 

12:50pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate committee advances bill to regulate firefighting foam, rejects further limits on PFAS.
4:16am
Center Square. Wisconsin lawmakers lighten proposal to take kids away from birth parents. 
4:12am
WBAY. State bill looks to eliminate tax from diapers & feminine hygiene products. 

State Agencies

10:47am
Military.com. Military launched probe of Wisconsin Guard commander.

Economy/Business

10:38am
WMC. Workforce, tariffs are biggest challenges for business leaders. 

12:52pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Views on Wisconsin economy slip in latest WMC survey.
4:24am
Fox 6. 'We're all struggling:' 2 dairy bankruptcies in 2 months leaves WI farmers 'trying to make ends meet.'
4:22am
Fox 11. Wisconsin farmers worry about impact of large dairy producers filing for bankruptcy. 
4:08am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Mass layoffs up in Wisconsin last year, most since 2015. 

Environment/Outdoors

12:49pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin communities search for road salt alternatives. 

Statewide

10:40am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Wisconsin's state and local taxes down again as share of income. 

12:51pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin's tax burden, by share of income, hits lowest point in half century. 

Courts

4:23am
WSAW. About 200 households suing large farms in Wood and Juneau counties. 
4:20am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Court of Appeals will not intervene in Ozaukee County judge's order to purge state's voter rolls. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Education

1:58pm
Marquette University. Charles Franklin goes 'On the Issues' Jan. 15 with results of new Marquette Law School Poll. 
12:56pm
UW-Stout. North Hall receives over $27,000 in Focus on Energy incentives. 

12:54pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. School board seeks to close 116-year-old rural school: Community vows to fight. 

Congress

4:28am
American Dairy Coalition. Eager for expected passage of USMCA.

12:58pm
WBAY. Former Wisconsin official to lead EPA's Chicago office. 
4:50am
AP. Iran strikes back at U.S. with missile attack at bases in Iraq.
4:47am
The Hill. Senators set for briefing on cyber threats from Iran. 
4:21am
Daily Reporter. Baldwin supports new North American trade agreement. 
4:15am
CBS 58. Wisconsin lawmakers react to Iranian attack on U.S. targets in Iraq.
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Congressman Mike Gallagher praises Iranian airstrike, warns against targeting cultural sites. 
4:09am
WUWM. Rep. Gwen Moore says U.S. 'assassinated' top Iranian military official.

Politics

10:49am
Stuck for 8th Congress. To Gallagher: Have you learned nothing?
10:38am
Bugenhagen for District II Court of Appeals. Secures ballot access.
10:36am
Polack for 1st Congress. Racine native and national security expert to run for Congress. 

4:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'This is a key state': Wisconsin officials reflect on importance of DNC.
4:18am
MarketWatch. Wisconsin Republicans take step to freeze Trump challengers out of state's primary election. The Hill. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:14am
Wisconsin State Journal. Three candidates set to compete in state Supreme Court primary. 
4:13am
U.S. News & World Report. Democrats focus on Wisconsin for 2020 convention, election.
4:06am
U.S. News & World Report. Jason Church launches TV, radio spots in congressional race. 

Tuesday January 7, 2020

Legislative

3:01pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. Promises new crime legislation as U.S. Attorny General Barr announces federal Milwaukee crime initiative. 
3:00pm
Rep. Emerson. Statement on constitutional amendment for non-partisan redistricting reform. 
2:58pm
Rep. Ballweg. 16th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship. 
2:47pm
Sen. Smith. Wisconsin voters deserve fair maps. 
2:46pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Advocates for fair maps constitutional amendment. 
9:22am
LRB. Genetic privacy in the age of commerical DNA testing.
9:21am
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Testimony on AB-648
5:57am
Reps. Sargent, Krug; Sens. Jacque, Johnson. LRB-2132/1: Lawmakers introduce legislation to end the taxation of diapers & menstrual products. 
5:55am
DHS. Testimony on AB-648.
5:54am
DHS. Testimony on AB-660.

5:52am
Wisconsin State Journal. Bill seeks informed consent for pelvic exams under anesthesia by medical students. 
5:41am
Center Square. Lawmakers ponder ending state's six month post-divorce waiting period. 

State Agencies

2:21pm
DNR. Weekly news. 

Economy/Business

6:13am
USA Today. Pier 1 Imports to close up to 450 stores, nearly half of its locations.
6:02am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wisconsin lost ten percent of its dairy herds in 2019. 
5:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin loses 10 percent of state's dairy herds as fallout from low milk prices continues. 
5:35am
WKOW. Amazon announces 500 new jobs coming to Beloit with fulfillment center. 
5:32am
U.S. News & World Report. Another major U.S. dairy, Borden, seeks bankruptcy protection. 

Statewide

2:34pm
Dairyland Power Cooperative. CEO Barbara Nick announces retirement. 
2:31pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's official Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration "Stand for Justice": Bridging the Gap That Divides Us. 
9:23am
Our Wisconsin Revolution. McCabe named director. 

5:37am
Bloomberg. Immigration could help Canada top U.S. in economic growth this year. 

Courts

5:40am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Legislature seeks to kill lawsuit on voter purge. 

Education

2:32pm
Marquette University. Receives Case V Award for 2019 Mission Week campaign. 
2:20pm
UW-Stout.Meteorologist follows new path to special education teaching career. 
10:30am
UW-Madison. Astronaut Mae Jemison to speak at UW-Madison for Martin Luther King Jr. event. 

Local

9:19am
Village of Hilbert. Submits $391,500 DOT grant request for Lynwood Drive Bridge Construction project. 

5:51am
Cap Times. Report finds Madison's government structure 'fundamentally unfair' to minorities, low income residents. 
5:39am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Gun rights: Brown County could be 'Second-Amendment sanctuary,' at least in name. 
5:35am
NBC 15. Man arrested in connection to bomb threat at Waukesha County Courthouse. 
5:33am
Fox 11. Kewaunee County farmers able to spread manure to help address pit levels. 

Congress

2:33pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Cosponsors war powers resolution to prevent war with Iran. 
10:31am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports USMCA.

Politics

2:36pm
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Campaign collects nearly 8,000 nomination signatures. 
10:32am
RPW. Gov. Tony Evers' first year in office was devoid of accomplishment. 
9:26am
Church for Wisconsin. Releases new TV and radio ads. 

5:38am
U.S. News & World Report. Election year to feature bitter fights, deepening divides. 

Monday January 6, 2020

Governor

5:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Amid partisan clashes, Tony Evers 'partially delivered' on campaign promises in first year. 
5:36am
Fox 11. Fox 11 Investigates: 'freedom of the press' lawsuit facing Gov. Evers. 

Legislative

10:26am
Sen. Schachtner. Column: A hope for strong communities this new year. 

3:23pm
U.S. News & World Report. GOP resurrects bill to make English official language. 
5:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. (Audio) Western Wisconsin senator talks mental health, CWD, 2020 priorities. 
5:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. (Audio) GOP senator discusses medical marijuana, 2020 top priorities. 
5:43am
Baraboo News Republic. Proposed cursive mandate lacks support from school officials across south-central Wisconsin.
5:39am
Center Square. Wisconsin lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession. 
5:32am
WJFW. Medical marijuana gaining bipartisan support in Wisconsin; local businesses prepare for legislation. 

State Agencies

10:27am
Wisconsin Lottery. $2 million dollar winning Powerball ticket sold in Marshfield. 
10:24am
DOR. Jefferson County tax return preparer sentenced to prison for tax fraud and theft. 
8:24am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter - January 2020.
8:23am
WEDC. 5 businesses named finalists in Wisconsin's Main Street Makeover Contest. 

Economy/Business

8:39am
Wisconsin Safety Council. Launches new website. 

8:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Analyst predicts more lean times for Wisconsin frac sand producers. 
5:35am
Bloomberg. Borden becomes second big U.S. milk producer to file for bankruptcy. 

Statewide

1:25pm
Arts Wisconsin. Advocacy and action for the arts and creativity in 2020. 
8:25am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Study: WI hospitals & health systems critical for state, local economies. 

5:41am
Center Square. Wisconsin ranks 26th in annual tax climate ranking. 
5:40am
Fox 11. Wisconsin elevated to high flu category after spike in cases, 11 deaths. 

Education

1:26pm
UW-Stout. For bottled water packaging, consumers prefer paperboard over plastic. 

Local

1:24pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Announces major reforms in the Register of Deeds office. 
10:25am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces grant programs for conservation projects. 

Congress

10:26am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. January town hall meetings. 

5:53am
Green Bay Press Gazette. U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher applauds airstrike that killed Iranian 'architect of chaos' in Middle East. 
5:45am
La Crosse Tribune. Rep. Ron Kind knocks president for failing to consult with Congress before airstrike. 
5:38am
Fox 6. Demonstrators in Milwaukee condemn action in Iran: 'I hope that we are not headed for war.' WQOW.
5:28am
AP. Blowback: Iran abandons nuclear limits after U.S. killing. 

Politics

8:40am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Launches first radio ad featuring Governor Scott Walker. 
8:35am
Church for 7th Congress. Condemns Rep. Ilhan Omar and Democrat critics of Trump Iran action. 

Friday January 3, 2020

Governor

3:35pm
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Register of Deeds of Eau Claire County. 

Legislative

11:39am
Sen. Stroebel. Elections Commission should comply with judicial order. 
11:32am
Sen. Marklein. Column: My plans for 2020. 

5:42am
NBC 15. Proposed bill: $10 thousand fine, jail time for fighting with sports officials. 
5:40am
WQOW. Proposals aim to retain volunteer firefighters, EMS.
5:28am
WKOW. Strong IL marijuana sales give lawmakers supporting WI legalization hope. 
5:18am
WEAU. Legislators say Wisconsin is far from marijuana legalization. 

State Agencies

3:34pm
DHS. With hospitalizations on the rise, DHS wants to avoid a more deadly flu season. 
3:33pm
OCI. Administrative Actions, December 2019.

Economy/Business

3:50pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Window manufacturer's sudden closure leaves 141 out of work.
3:47pm
Reuters. U.S. factory sector in deepest slump in more than 10 years. 
3:42pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin egg producers set new records as demand for cage-free continues. 
3:41pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. More signs emerge that the pace of Foxconn's Wisconsin project is falling short of expectations. 
3:38pm
Racine Journal Times. Racine's jobless rate remained state's highest in November. 
6:07am
WJFW. Wisconsin's minimum wage remains among the lowest in the nation.
6:01am
Reuters. U.S. farmers see another bleak year despite Phase 1 trade deal.
5:41am
WKOW. Wisconsin farmers look to finish long harvest season by end of January. 
5:21am
WSAW. 141 to lose jobs as result of Semco closure in Merrill.

Environment/Outdoors

5:30am
Racine Journal Times. Public, private groups band together for rivers near Foxconn.

Statewide

5:51am
Fox 6. 'The timing is really tricky:' Unclear how Wisconsin should enforce federal smoking age change. 
5:43am
WISN. Pediatric flu cases explode in Wisconsin.
5:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin residents head to Illinois to buy legal weed. 

Courts

5:32am
Wisconsin State Journal. Conservative legal group alleges Elections Commission in contempt of court. 
5:31am
WSAU. Conservative group wants immediate purge of voter rolls. 
5:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin congressional Republicans sign brief asking U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade. 

Education

3:32pm
Marquette University. Marquette Theatre presents 'Arnie, The Doughnut.'
3:28pm
UW-Madison. 75 years later, inventors aim to replace old-style breast-surgery marker. 

5:50am
Racine Journal Times. Unified one of two districts being reviewed by joint monitoring team. 

Local

5:44am
WTMJ. 'A big way to start the new year' Eight dead from probable drug overdoses since New Year's Eve.

Congress

11:36am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. 'America must avoid another endless war.'
11:35am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Iran.

3:49pm
CNBC. U.S. to deploy 3,500 additional troops to the Middle East after Iranian general killed. 
3:46pm
WQOW. WI Congressional Republicans fight to make abortion illegal. 
6:04am
The Hill. Schumer: Newly revealed emails a 'devastating blow' to McConnell's impeachment trial plans. 
5:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Trump gave 'clear direction' to hold Ukraine aid, former Wisconsin Republican leader said in new documents. 
5:21am
AP. Iran vows 'harsh' response to U.S. killing of top general. 

Politics

6:16am
Church for 7th Congress. Statement on death of Qassem Soleimani.

5:52am
WUWM. Incumbent Daniel Kelly touts ability to 'apply the law' in Wisconsin Supreme Court bid. 
5:16am
WUWM. Judge Jill Karofsky wants to end 'corruption' if elected to Wisconsin Supreme Court. 

Thursday January 2, 2020

Governor

3:42am
Cap Times. Gov. Tony Evers says relationship with Republican leaders 'could be better.'

Legislative

5:22pm
Sen. Tiffany, Rep. Felzkowski. Statement on closing of Semco Windows and Doors. 

4:10am
WKOW. Representative sees hope for stiffer penalties in 2020. 
3:33am
WKOW. Representative sees hope for stiffer OWI penalites in 2020. 

State Agencies

5:35pm
Wisconsin Dental Association. Praises DHS update on dental reimbursement pilot: Deeper look will show investment is paying off. 
12:00pm
DATCP. Application period open for the 73rd Alice in Dairyland. 
11:58am
Wisconsin Claims Board. Decisions.
10:48am
Wisconsin Lottery. The last millionaire winner of 2019. 

3:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. Elections commission deadlocks on voter purge issue for second time this month. 
3:36am
U.S. News & World Report. Kaul scores wins, clashes with GOP during first year. 
3:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Health officials: Cold-related deaths are on the rise. 

Economy/Business

11:59am
WMC. Chris Reader promoted to Senior Director. 
10:52am
Foxconn. Completes roof installation and weathertight enclosure of the company's nearly one-million-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility. 

4:05am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Area's manufacturing sector improved in December but remained in negative territory. 
3:34am
WSAW. Wisconsin lost almost 800 dairy farms in 2019. Is the 2020 outlook better?

Statewide

3:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin residents travel to Illinois for first day of legalized marijuana. Fox 6.
3:37am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin's population continues to grow, barely. 
3:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As disinformation online grows, Wisconsin group hopes to educate voters ahead of 2020 election. 
3:30am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin fire agencies ditch hazardous firefighting foam. 

Courts

10:50am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Asks court to hold Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt. 

12:09pm
Fox 11. Conservatives seek immediate purge of voters in Wisconsin.
12:05pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Group asks judge to hold officials in contempt for not following order to remove voters from rolls. 

Education

5:25pm
Marquette University. To host the Seton Family of Catholic Schools Mass at the Al McGuire Center. 
12:02pm
UW-River Falls. Professor receives prestigious physics honor society award. 
10:56am
UW-Madison. Inflammation predicts response to anti-depression medication. 
10:55am
UW-Stout. Alumna joins state Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. 
10:49am
UW-Stout. Area high school students set for Jan. 11 DECA competition. 

12:07pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. U.S. medical schools see decline in rural students. 

Local

11:06am
Dane County Exec Parisi. Henry Vilas Zoo launches new membership program. 

12:12pm
Isthmus. Up shit creek. 
3:52am
Fox 11. Half-percent sales tax increase effective in Outagamie County. 
3:35am
Racine Journal Times. Foxconn pays village $8.397 million. 
3:31am
WJFW. Rhinelander sees snowiest year on record following winter storm. 

Congress

10:58am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Sens. Johnson, Peters introduce domestic terrorism legislation. 

3:44am
Politico. Trump abandons sweeping vape ban with new slimmed-down rules. 
3:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Will President Trump finally fill a long-open seat on Milwaukee federal court?

Politics

5:41pm
Church for 7th Congress. ICYMI: Senator Tom Cotton speaks to John Muir about support.
10:57am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Influence Peddler of the Month - American Transmission Company. 

3:39am
WISC. President, Supreme Court top Wisconsin races in 2020. 
3:35am
WUWM. Wisconsin Supreme Court hopeful Ed Fallone wants to 'depoliticize' the bench. 

 

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