Monday January 25, 2021 - Updated 4:41pm

Governor

4:13am
Clean Wisconsin. Finally, accountability for PFAS pollutors in Wisconsin. 
4:09am
WMC. Statement on Gov. Evers’ PFAS-Related Litigation

4:08am
Wsiconsin Public Radio. Evers Administration Seeks Outside Firm To Prosecute PFAS Polluters
3:58am
WKBT. Companies responsible for PFAS contamination in Wisconsin could face legal action

Legislative

4:41pm
SEIU Healthcare, Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals. Healthcare Workers Condemn Move by Republican State Lawmakers to Overturn Mask Mandate 
4:39pm
Rep. Murphy. Response to UW-Madison professor's inappropriate tweets. 
4:12pm
Reps. Snodgrass, Spreitzer, Cabrera, Neubauer; Sen. Carpenter. Statement on President Biden's lifting of military ban on transgender service members. 
3:10pm
Rep. Goyke. Launches Forward Thinking Wisconsin initiative. 
1:31pm
Rep. Snodgrass. Statement on President Biden's lifting of military transgender ban. 
12:38pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Supports Gov's masking order, urges continuation. 
11:51am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Jay Heck: Beware of GOP voting restrictions in Wisconsin
11:03am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Marklein, Born. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding UI IT System.
4:14am
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. 2021 Assembly Bill 1, Legislature and Governor agree: Businesses, schools need liability protection. 
4:10am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on Senate Bill 11. 

4:21am
Wisconsin State Journal. In 'thousands of complaints' about Wisconsin election, few that could be substantiated
4:05am
Cap Times. Q&A: Former Senate Chief Clerk Jeff Renk served as a voice for the institution
3:58am
U.S. News & World Report. Despite GOP Claim, Few Valid Voter Fraud Claims in Wisconsin

State Agencies

4:09pm
ACLU of Wisconsin, Juvenile Law Center. Reiterate Call For Closure of Lincoln Hills & Copper Lake After New Monitor Report Shows Decline In Conditions
2:51pm
AG Kaul. Announces $75,000 Penalty for Asbestos Violations in Construction of a U-Haul Facility
2:49pm
DOT. DMV offers information on obtaining an ID to vote in the February Spring Primary
10:59am
WEDC. City of Superior receives $250,000 state grant to support construction of new downtown hotel

4:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Natural Resources Board Rejects Request By Lawmakers To Immediately Resume Wolf Hunt
4:05am
Chippewa Herald. State shifts site for proposed $120 million Wisconsin Historical Society museum
3:59am
WXPR. Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Votes 4 to 3 Against Holding A Wolf Hunt this Winter

Economy/Business

11:46am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Wisconsin student entries welcome by Jan. 31 for 2021 Governor's Business Plan Contest. 
11:00am
U.S. Gain. Introduces LCFS credit generation, providing untapped revenue for electric fleets and forklifts in California. 
9:19am
Forward Analytics. The COVID Economy: The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Wisconsin

Coronavirus

11:44am
DMA. 25 JANUARY UPDATE: Wisconsin National Guard continues COVID-19 testing throughout the state
11:02am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Waukesha County and area healthcare systems coordinate vaccination of residents 65 and older, priority groups. 
9:26am
WMC. Urges Incoming Health Secretary to Include Manufacturers in Phase 1B Vaccinations

4:21am
CBS 58. Mayor: Milwaukee residents 65+ not able to get vaccine until February due to supply issues
4:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Most in Wisconsin assisted living have not received the COVID-19 vaccine, even as less vulnerable have
3:59am
CNBC. CDC director says federal government does not know how much Covid vaccine the U.S. has
3:56am
NBC 26. Wisconsin DHS: Active COVID-19 cases continues decreasing
3:55am
WTMJ. Low supply of COVID-19 vaccine delays vaccinations for residents 65 and older in Milwaukee

Statewide

2:47pm
Customers First Coalition. New podcast episode features discussion on utility regulation and protecting customers. 
11:04am
Wisconsin Builders Association. Installs 2021 Leadership Committee. 

11:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. WisconsinEye to put up paywall and seek state funding as donations dry up
3:57am
WEAU. Wisconsin’s roads get a D+ grade

Courts

4:38pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Jury Instructions now available via State Law Library website. 

Education

4:11pm
UW-Eau Claire. Chancellor: University working to address racial disparities in education
4:10pm
UW System. Statement on the passing of Regent Jose Delgado. 
2:48pm
UW-Whitewater. COVID-19 testing for community members moves to UW-Whitewater Community Engagement Center on Feb. 1
2:47pm
UW-Stout. Handley leads Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies
1:32pm
Wisconsin Technical College System. Frontier Ag & Turf recognized as ‘Futuremaker Partner,’ WTCS Board Elects Officers
1:32pm
UW-Green Bay. Community Rapid (surge) Testing will continue at UW-Green Bay beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27
1:32pm
UW-Eau Claire. COVID-19 tests available to community beginning Feb. 2
1:30pm
UW System. COVID-19 surge testing sites extend operations into spring. 
11:52am
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Our economic recovery. 
11:08am
DPI. Open enrollment application period opens Feb. 1
11:01am
UW-Platteville. Building on a strong foundation, expands opportunities for Women in STEM
9:25am
UW-Eau Claire. Expert says suicide is not just a behavioral health issue
4:16am
Wisconsin Coalition for Virtual School Families. School Choice Week in Wisconsin: Online charters a proud part of landscape. 

4:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Parents With Disabilities Face Extra Hurdles With Kids' Remote Schooling
3:56am
WISC. UW-Madison switches coronavirus testing protocol to drop-in format

Local

10:59am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County Now Accepting Applications for Popular Continuous Cover Program
9:24am
City of Madison. Secure Drop Boxes Open Tomorrow

4:06am
La Crosse Tribune. WATCH NOW: Decades-old boundary war adds layer of distrust in La Crosse PFAS contamination

Congress

4:11pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Klobuchar, Peters. Urge Tech Industry Leaders to Combat Coronavirus Vaccine Misinformation 
2:52pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Effort to Allow National Guard to Tour the Capitol Successful
11:08am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports President Biden’s Executive Action to Strengthen Buy American Policies to Support American Workers
4:39am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Supports President's American Rescue Plan. 
4:12am
Milwaukee Common Council. Members urge President Biden to issue executive order banning the use of qualified immunity for police officers in wrongful-death lawsuits. 

4:24am
WTMJ. Milwaukee Common Council members urge Pres. Biden to ban qualified immunity for police officers
3:57am
Fox 11. Gallagher urges Biden team to 'reconsider' revoking Keystone XL pipeline permit
3:55am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Baldwin says cabinet confirmations should come before impeachment trial

Friday January 22, 2021

Governor

4:44pm
Rep. Hebl. Applauds Gov. Evers' action plan for PFAS contaminators.
4:44pm
Rep. Hebl. Applauds Gov. Evers' action plan for PFAS contaminators. 
4:11pm
Gov. Evers. Statement on passing of Hank Aaron. 
3:25pm
Gov. Evers. Announces state to take steps toward legal action against PFAS contaminators. 
3:29am
Gov. Evers. Delivers Radio Address on Vaccine Eligibility for Wisconsinites 65 and Older

Legislative

4:50pm
Rep. Bowen. To host virtual legislative briefing on juvenile life without parole. 
4:12pm
LFB. Federal tax law changes in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. 
3:36pm
Sen,. Nass. Legislature to end Evers new emergency declaration.
1:28pm
Institute for Reforming Government. Justice Kelly Applauds Joint Resolution to Overturn Public Health Emergency by Gov. Evers
12:41pm
Sen. Roys, Rep. Subeck. Introduce the Abortion Rights Preservation Act. 
11:36am
Rep. Vruwink. Column: The drama will continue in 2021. 
11:33am
Planned Parenthood Advocates. Appplauds the Abortion Rights Preservation Act. 
11:30am
Sen. Larson. Urges swirft passage of Abortion Rights Preservation Act. 
11:29am
Sen. Marklein. Column: There is no bill, but there is a solution. 
3:31am
Rep. Cabral-Guevara. Urges Governor Evers to bump up Group 1B vaccine recipients.  Letter.

12:50pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republicans Propose Getting Rid of Mask Mandate
12:46pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. 27 Wisconsin Republicans Back Resolution To Throw Out Mask Mandate
4:24am
WKOW. State Senate Republicans take up controversial COVID measures as single bills
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Police Reform Package
4:08am
Cap Times. New session brings historic level of Black representation to Wisconsin Legislature
4:07am
Racine Journal Times. Lawmakers propose bipartisan bills to ban police chokeholds, increase use of force transparency
3:54am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Senate grappling with COVID-19 vaccine questions
3:49am
WISC. Task Force debates ‘use of force’ as Wisconsin Legislature eyes police reform

State Agencies

4:44pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Disappointed with Natural Resources Board Decision to Delay 2021 Wolf Hunting Season
2:57pm
DOR. Collections, December FY2021.
2:56pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $1 billion. 
3:54am
U.S. News & World Report. Tests Reveal Elevated PFAS Levels in Madison Lakes

12:45pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin DNR Resists Starting Wolf Hunt Immediately
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Natural Resources Board Members Weigh Law, Science Ahead Of Special Meeting On Wolf Hunt

Economy/Business

11:39am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Emerging companies may seek ‘speed dates’
with major firms at March 17 Tech Summit
3:27am
Wisconsin Builder Association. Home construction increases ten percent in 2020. 

4:08am
Wausau Daily Herald. Live-performance venues across Wisconsin have lost millions of dollars due to COVID-19. Can they survive?
3:56am
WSAW. Industry experts encourage dairy farmers to invest in manure business

Coronavirus

4:08pm
DMA. First mobile vaccination teams assisting Wisconsin communities
12:37pm
UW-Madison. To begin vaccinating members of campus community aged 65 and older

4:09am
La Crosse Tribune. Mayo starts COVID-19 vaccinations of highest risk 1B individuals
4:08am
Stevens Point Journal. Wisconsin officials report highest daily COVID-19 vaccination total yet, report demand for doses has doubled in last week
3:53am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Defends Vaccine Distribution as Eligible Group Expands
3:50am
Fox 11. State committee recommends prioritizing teachers to receive COVID-19 vaccine
3:48am
WISC. 45 more COVID-19 deaths confirmed as 7-day positivity rate remains largely unchanged
3:48am
WKOW. UnityPoint Health-Meriter begins 65+ COVID-19 vaccinations
3:48am
NBC 15. Nearly 52,000 Wisconsinites finish COVID-19 vaccination series
3:47am
CBS 58. 'We need to have more': Gov. Evers hopeful that Biden's vaccination plan will expedite rollout
3:47am
WXOW. President Biden executive order restores funding for National Guard

Statewide

2:55pm
Dairy Business Association. Starling: Challenges coming from ag as government support changes. 
12:43pm
Dairy Business Association. Matt Lewis: Biden's mandate - don't be Donald Trump.
9:04am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Hires New Attorneys, Adds Bradley Freedom Fellows
3:32am
Dairy Business Association. Breunig honored as Advocated of the Year. 

Courts

11:32am
AG Kaul. Files Motion in Challenge to the Trump Administration Rollback of Endangered Species Act Protections

Education

4:08pm
UW-Madison. Collaborative effort will look at ways to enhance campus response to mental health crises
2:58pm
UW-Eau Claire. Nursing research team educates teens and young adults about dangers of vaping
1:30pm
UW-Eau Claire. Billy Felz named interim vice chancellor for enrollment management
9:05am
UW-La Crosse. Surge Testing site at UWL to reopen Feb. 1
9:04am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. STEM graduates increasing, but disparities persist. 

4:09am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW-Madison asks for patience as new COVID-19 testing program comes with learning curve
3:50am
WFRV. Kewaunee School District cancels Friday classes after lockdown
3:47am
WTMJ. Students expected to lose nearly a year of learning while attending school during the pandemic

Local

4:09pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Issues Executive Order #4 to fund community vaccination program. 
2:57pm
Milwaukee Common Council. On the passing of Henry "Hank" Aaron.

3:51am
WKBT. Growing number of French Island wells contaminated with PFAS

Congress

1:27pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Asks President Biden to Reopen the ACA Marketplace to Allow Wisconsinites to Get Health Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic
12:40pm
U.S. Reps. Steil, Grothman, Fitzgerald. Meet Wisconsin Workers Impacted by Biden’s Harmful Economic Policies
12:39pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Civil Rights and Immigrant and Social Justice Groups Urge Mayorkas to End ICE Collaboration Programs
11:31am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. To President Biden: Strong Buy America Standards Are Needed Across the Federal Government
3:34am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. On National Guard in DC
3:33am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Biden Appoints OSHA Leader, Calls on Agency to step up for Workers on First Full Day in Office
3:28am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Vote to Exempt General Austin Sets "Alarming Precedent"

3:56am
AP. Biden signs burst of virus orders, vows ‘Help is on the way’
3:49am
NBC 26. Dairy farmers are optimistic about Vilsack's Agriculture nomination

Thursday January 21, 2021

Legislative

3:55pm
Sen. Agard. Republican bills hinder Wisconsin's efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. 
3:04pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Testimony in opposition to SB-6.
2:13pm
Sen. Agard. Legislature must take action on PFAS after latest DNR testing results. 
2:11pm
Sen. Roys. Statement on elevated PFAS in Madison lakes. 
12:13pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Testimony on Senate Bill 5.
11:08am
Sen. Feyen. Letter to Natural Resources Board members regarding wolf hunting. 
11:04am
Rep. Gundrum. Statement on the passing of Washington County Board member Roger Kist. 
10:13am
LRB. Women in the Wisconsin Legislature, 2021-

3:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP Bill Would Require Faster Timeline For COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
3:45am
WBAY. Wisconsin lawmakers introduce police reform package

State Agencies

12:10pm
PSC. Announces thousands more have broadband access thatnks to CARES Act funding. 
12:08pm
AG Kaul. Launches New Officer Wellness and Peer Support Program Statewide
12:08pm
DNR. Releases Latest Sampling Results Revealing Broader PFAS Presence In Madison Area Lakes And Yahara River Chain
9:17am
AG Kaul. Releases Data on Use of Body-Worn and Dashboard Cameras Amongst Law Enforcement
3:24am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Applauds President Biden for rejoining the Paris Agreement among other Day One climate actions. 

3:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New health official isn't saying whether she will avoid conflicts with former lobbying clients
3:43am
WAOW. DNR: Deer harvested in Wood Co. tests positive for CWD
3:42am
WSAW. Department of Revenue extends hours on busiest days of tax season

Economy/Business

9:17am
New North. Six regional business leaders join board of directors. 
3:23am
Dairy Business Association. Farmers, processors work to strengthen relationships. 

1:14pm
CNBC. Almost 3 million people fell off the unemployment benefits cliff

Coronavirus

10:14am
DHS. Releases Enhancements to COVID-19 Data Disease Activity Dashboard
9:11am
Survival Coalition. Update January 19: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Wisconsin

3:52am
Cap Times. We’re not gonna take it: The COVID-19 vaccine is here, along with efforts to overcome skepticism
3:44am
WISC. Nursing home staffer says nearly a dozen have left since employee COVID-19 vaccine mandate
3:43am
WISN. Hospitals on COVID-19 vaccine: Don't call us
3:42am
Politico. States’ new vaccine worry: Not enough doses
3:41am
Fox 6. Vaccine advisory subcommittee OKs Phase 1b, covers 1.6M+ residents

Statewide

3:53pm
Dairy Business Association. Evers emphasizes support for broadband, conservation. 
11:02am
Dairy Business Association. Partnerships move dairy community forward on environmental goals. 
11:01am
Dairy Business Association. Maybe messy at first, manure digesters can pay off. 

1:17pm
NBC 26. Third of Wisconsin police in survey report no body cameras

Courts

10:11am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - Petitioner's motion for the court to take judicial notice of additional emergency order. 

Education

3:04pm
UW-Stout. Special education graduate inspired by brother to become teacher
3:03pm
Marquette University. Panel to discuss “Justice in the Time of COVID” for virtual “On the Issues,” Jan. 22
12:11pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Wisconsin’s Open Enrollment Program Provides Critical School Choice Option for 62,000 Students
9:18am
UW-Stout. Master’s program graduate expands career with new position, mission

3:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. New report shows more than half of schools used restraint or seclusion at least once last year
3:45am
WKBT. La Crosse educators ready to return to classrooms, district begins phased return Wednesday

Local

3:02pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Statement on the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris. 
10:13am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Millions of dollars for small business pandemic recovery, eviction prevention a starting point for bigger, bolder stimulus to come. 

Congress

3:56pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg Commits to Supporting Baldwin’s Strong Buy America Standards
2:12pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports President Biden’s Action to Expand Federal Funding for Wisconsin National Guard
12:09pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports President Biden’s Action to Protect U.S. Workers from COVID-19
11:03am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Takes Executive Action to Increase Supply of Vaccine, Medical and Testing Supplies
9:14am
Helping Hands for Housing Coalition. Statement on COVID-19 emergency relief package. 
3:21am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Statement on President Biden's first day in office. 
3:20am
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Statement on the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris. 

1:15pm
AP. Biden to sign virus measures, requires mask use to travel
3:52am
Racine Journal Times. State Republicans criticize Biden’s executive orders, citing potential job losses
3:45am
Reuters. Biden rolls back Trump policies on wall, climate, health, Muslims
3:44am
WFRV. Student loan debt relief: Biden tells Education Department to pause payments until October
3:43am
WTMJ. Wisconsin's Republican Congressmen call for Keystone XL pipeline to be completed
3:42am
WXPR. Biden To Move Quickly On Climate Change, Reversing Trump Rollbacks

Wednesday January 20, 2021

Legislative

4:12pm
Sen. Ballweg. 17th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship. 
3:18pm
Sen. Cowles. Expo Center will be regional asset for decades to come. 
3:17pm
Rep. Macco. Statement on Green Bay schools Board of Education meeting. 
12:46pm
Sens. Wanggaard, Taylor, Darling. Bipartisan agreement on police reform announced. 
12:45pm
Rep. Allen. Proposes bill in honor of Waukesha athlete Kai Lermer. 
11:16am
Sens. Darling, Roys; Reps. Steffen, Goyke. State legislators unveil bipartisan "Expungement Reform: Pathways to Employment" bill. 
11:12am
Sen. Smith. Column: Saving our Democracy

12:40pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Lawmakers Resurrect Expungement Bill
12:40pm
U.S. News & World Report. Assembly Republicans Want Public to Have Vaccine by March
3:50am
Racine Journal Times. Wisconsin Republicans punt again on Tony Evers' special session
3:48am
WTMJ. Some residents frustrated after special session for unemployment problems is immediately adjourned
3:46am
WISC. Republicans take no action on unemployment upgrade bill, say Evers has money to move forward on his own
3:45am
WBAY. INTERVIEW: Wisconsin Senate majority leader on COVID-19 relief bill
3:44am
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans Demand DNR Resume Wolf Hunt Immediately

State Agencies

4:11pm
ETF. Voelker Appointed ETF Secretary
3:19pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard troops help ensure safety and security in Washington D.C. during presidential inauguration
1:36pm
DNR. Confirms CWD In Wood County Wild Deer;
Renews Baiting And Feeding Bans
11:12am
DWD. Unemployment Insurance 2020 Tax Statements Now Available Online
11:10am
DOR. Extending customer service hours during 2021 tax season. 
9:24am
WEDC. City of South Milwaukee receives $250,000 state grant to support revitalization of downtown building

3:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's First Female Chief Forester Says Profession Must Become More Diverse
3:43am
WXPR. DNR Board to Consider Mining Fee Increases Next Week

Economy/Business

12:41pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Small Business Owners May Have To Pay State Taxes On PPP Loans
3:46am
WKOW. Wisconsin home sales hit record levels

Coronavirus

3:28pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Update on COVID-19 vaccinations for people 65 and older

12:42pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bus Drivers, Grocery Workers Could Be Next In Line For COVID-19 Shots
3:49am
The Hill. US passes 400,000 coronavirus deaths
3:48am
WXOW. VACCINE UPDATE: 248,185 total doses administered, 13,114 in Western Region
3:48am
WAOW. Gov. Evers officially issues new mask mandate
3:47am
CBS 58. Area health departments flooded with calls following 65 and older vaccination announcement
3:45am
Fox 11. Wisconsin's vaccine shipments not expected to increase next few weeks
3:44am
WEAU. Eau Claire County Board moves proposed countywide mask mandate to second reading

Courts

3:29pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synopses January 2021. 
12:51pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Recent Public Health Order
12:50pm
AG Kaul. Joins Four Federal Multistate Lawsuits Challenging Attacks on Clean Air
12:33pm
Wisconsin Instittute for Law & Liberty. Files Lawsuit Challenging Dane County Health Department’s Authority to Enact COVID Restrictions
12:22pm
Dane County Exec Parisi. Statement: Conservative group challenge to public health orders. 
11:10am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. C.G.
11:09am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. Nhia Lee. 
11:08am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. Todd N. Triebold. 
9:25am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Angel Mercado. 

12:41pm
Cap Times. Public Health Madison & Dane County challenged again over COVID-19 restrictions. Wisconsin State Journal. 

Education

1:35pm
UW-Stout. Entertainment design graduate tells stories through videography and script
11:14am
UW-Eau Claire. Nursing students are part of mobile COVID-19 vaccine teams
11:13am
UW-Stout. Menard Center director, professor contribute to new civil liberties book
11:08am
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Wisdom and well-being. 

3:47am
NBC 15. Nearly half of Wis. schools report use of seclusion, physical restraint
3:46am
NBC 26. Green Bay Area Public Schools' board passes plan to bring students back to in-person learning
3:44am
WKBT. La Crosse educators ready to return to classrooms, district begins phased return Wednesday

Local

3:19pm
Brown County Exec. Streckenbach. Brown County cuts ribbon on new Resch Expo.
1:41pm
Racine Mayor Mason. City of Racine launches mortgage assistance prgram for homeowners economically impacted by COVID-19.  FAQ. Guidelines.
9:25am
City of Madison. Accepted into Great Lakes Cohort of NRDC’s Food Matters Initiative
3:55am
City of Sun Prairie. Announces 73rd annual Groundhog Prognostication event and The Great Groundhog Scavenger Hunt. 

3:50am
Chippewa Herald. Jury trial delays causing problems at Chippewa County Courthouse

Congress

4:54pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. WI Delegation Keystone XL Letter to Biden
4:54pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris. 
3:20pm
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on the inauguration of President Biden and Vice-President Harris. 
1:42pm
Rep. Neubauer. Congratulates President Biden, Vice President Harris on their inauguration. 
1:36pm
Milwaukee Council President Johnson. "Democracy has prevailed" - congratulations and Godspeed Mr. President and Madame Vice President. 
12:44pm
Rep. Hintz. Congratulates President Biden, Vice President Harris on inauguration. 
12:43pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Statement Following Inauguration
12:34pm
A Better Wisconsin Together. Biden-Harris Inauguration Signals Brighter Future Ahead
12:24pm
WMC. Statement on Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
12:24pm
Voces de la Frontera. Statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice president Kamala Harris. 
11:32am
Rep. Subeck. Statement on inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. 
11:23am
Opportunity Wisconsin. Ron Johnson Must Work with Biden Administration to Bring COVID Relief to Wisconsin Families
11:23am
U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald. Statement on 59th Presidential Inauguration. 
11:11am
Mliwaukee Ald. Lewis. Inauguration Day brings much needed spirit of renewal. 

12:39pm
AP. Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’
3:49am
USA Today. Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members, in one of final acts of his presidency
3:43am
AP. Facing crush of crises, Biden will take helm as president

Tuesday January 19, 2021

Governor

4:31pm
Gov. Evers. Announces New Public Health Emergency, Issues New Face Coverings Order as State Continues Vaccine Distribution. Executive Order #104. Emergency Order #1.

Legislative

3:53pm
Sen. Stroebel. WEC repeats 2020 mistakes; reform, fresh leadership needed. 
3:51pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on Rep. Barbara Gronemus' passing. 
3:05pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Republicans' refusal to take action on modernizing Wisconsin's unemployment insurance system. 
2:28pm
Various Assembly Republican Representatives. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding vaccine distribution. 
1:54pm
Rep. Shelton. Statement on Gov. Evers leading to improve unemployment insurance; calls for Legislature to do its job. 
1:05pm
Rep. Steineke. Statement on special session. 
1:04pm
Sen. Pfaff. Congratulates Wisconsin Biden nominees Andrea Palm and Cindy Marten. 
12:59pm
Sen. Pfaff. Honoring the life of Barbara "Bobby" Gronemus (1931-2021).
12:56pm
Dairy Business Association. Sets legislative priorities for 2021. 
9:59am
Sen. Wimberger. Senators introduce legislation to get our kids back in the classroom. 
9:48am
LRB. Black members of the Wisconsin Legislature, 2021- an overview and historical list. 

State Agencies

4:47pm
DNR. Wisconsin Natural Resources Board announces special meeting Jan. 22. 
3:06pm
DNR. Environmental Review Of The City Of Eau Claire Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
1:03pm
DNR. To Host Online Listening Sessions Jan. 20 Regarding PFAS Investigation In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities
11:58am
DNR. Wisconsin walleye management plan for Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties virtual public meeting Feb. 2. 
11:00am
State Treasurer Godlewski. And the City of Middleton announce loan program to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19. 
9:39am
DNR. Seeking Nominations For 2020 Hunter Ethics Award

2:58am
NBC 26. Wis. DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to join Biden administration

Economy/Business

4:27pm
Dairy Business Association. Expert: Farmers must take steps to protect from activists. 
1:12pm
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. E-Commerce Academy offers hand-on approach to building online sales. 
9:04am
Dairyland Power Cooperative, Avangrid Renewables. Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm achieves commercial operation. 
2:54am
WAOW. Petition hopes to urge state leaders to extend eviction moratorium and support

1:46pm
WISC. GE Healthcare in Madison lays off about 140 workers as ventilator production slows
3:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsinites' Income Dropped 14.5 Percent Between July And September

Coronavirus

1:39pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. To begin vaccinating Wisconsinites 65 and older. 
1:02pm
DHS. Continues building-out vaccine data page. 
11:58am
Sen. Marklein. COVID-19 vaccines available for 65+ staring January 25, 2021. 
9:50am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Waukesha County vaccination network expands with fire department partnership. 
9:47am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Released
9:46am
DHS. Wisconsin Announces 65 and older Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning January 25

1:43pm
Fox 11. Wisconsinites 65 and older may receive COVID-19 vaccine next week
3:11am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. School district: EC school employees to be offered vaccine in Phase 1B
3:11am
Janesville Gazette. Janesville School District employees will be vaccinated as planned
3:10am
Racine Journal Times. 'Disheartening' | Grocery workers fighting to be included in next phase of state vaccination plan
2:58am
WBAY. Wisconsin governor tours COVID-19 vaccine site at UW-Green Bay
2:57am
WISC. ‘We’re baffled’: Grocers troubled by committee recommendations not including grocery workers for next tier of vaccinations
2:56am
NBC 15. Seven-day rolling average of deaths increases, while rolling average cases decreases
2:56am
WISN. Milwaukee plans to vaccinate more than 3,000 people this week
2:55am
WTMJ. Milwaukee leaders push for equal distribution of COVID vaccine in heavily impacted communities

Statewide

4:42pm
Dairy Business Association. Hiring, management tools boost success on dairy farms. 
2:30pm
County Mutual. Announces grant recipients for member law enforcement departments. 
9:52am
Wisconsin Professional Police Association. The 'Lost' 2020 Poll. What residents thought before COVID-19, George Floyd and Jacob Blake. 

Courts

1:39pm
WisTAF. Recognizes Bank Five Nine for 10 years of civil legal aid support
9:01am
WisTAF. Recognizes Citizens Bank for nine years of civil legal aid support
9:00am
WisTAF. Recognizes First Business Bank for 10 years of civil legal aid support
9:00am
WisTAF. Recognizes Forte Bank for 10 years of civil legal aid support
8:59am
WisTAF. Recognizes Home Savings Bank for 8 years of civil legal aid support
8:59am
WisTAF. Recognizes Mound City Bank for 10 years of civil legal aid support
8:58am
WisTAF. Recognizes Peoples State Bank for 10 years of civil legal aid support
8:57am
WisTAF. Recognizes State Bank Financial for nine years of civil legal aid support

Education

2:42pm
DPI. Publishes newly available data on seclusion and restraint in schools
2:38pm
UW-River Falls. Science and Technology Innovation Center at UW-River Falls to benefit from generous alumni gift. 
10:58am
UW-Eau Claire. 'Clear Water' exhibit opens Feb. 1 in Foster Gallery
10:09am
DPI. New, collaborative project expands opportunities for mental health services to Wisconsin schools
9:52am
UW-Stout. First-year packaging student already making industry connections, starting journey

2:58am
WKBT. Students in West Salem middle, high schools to return to in-person learning
2:57am
WISC. Pardeeville Elementary School pivoting to virtual learning due to positive COVID-19 cases

Local

4:41pm
Milwaukee Common Council. Joint statement on acceptance of federal COPS grant. 
9:06am
Madison Metro Sewerage District. Launches website dedicated to PFAS education, information. 
9:02am
Alliant Energy. Donates $90,000 in solar blocks to Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County. 

Congress

4:47pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murphy. Lead Colleagues in Supporting Biden Administration Plan to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act, Increase Supply of Necessary Medical Equipment and Supplies

3:03am
Politico. Census Bureau director stepping down after outcry over immigrant count
3:02am
Fox 6. WI Guard leader on inauguration vetting: 'Doing their due diligence'
2:55am
CBS 58. Local law enforcement preps for Inauguration Day

Monday January 18, 2021

Governor

10:46am
Protect Our Care Wisconsin. Applauds President-Elect Biden’s Selection of Andrea Palm as Deputy Secretary of HHS
7:56am
Gov. Evers. Releases Statement on DHS Secretary-designee Palm Nomination, Announces DHS Interim Secretary Karen Timberlake

Legislative

10:50am
Rep. Duchow. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding vaccine distribution. 

Economy/Business

1:13pm
Charter Communications. Commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with community events celebrating volunteer service. 
1:12pm
Fox Cities Chamber. Adds three to professional staff. 
10:47am
WRA. December 2020 Home Sales Report. 

Coronavirus

10:53am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Board urges broad COVID-19 vaccine acceptance; will set personal examples Resolution.
10:46am
DMA. 18 JANUARY UPDATE: Wisconsin National Guard continues COVID-19 testing throughout the state
3:29am
Govs. Evers, Whitmer, Walz. Trump Administration Must Purchase More Vaccines, Allow States to Purchase Directly

3:29am
CNBC. Democratic governors accuse Trump administration of misleading them about vaccine stockpile
3:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Grocers say state must follow CDC guidelines and include food workers in next phase of COVID-19 vaccines
3:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As VA hospital plans to vaccinate veterans and state officials criticize federal government, Wisconsin passes 200,000 doses given
3:10am
NBC 15. DHS records one new death, 50 more hospitalizations due to COVID-19
3:10am
WEAU. Local health care providers prepare to open mass COVID-19 vaccination sites
3:10am
WEAU. Wisconsin grocers push for phase 1B vaccination inclusion
3:09am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin's Average Daily Virus Cases Remain Mostly Constant
3:09am
WXPR. Wisconsin to Launch Mobile Vaccination Teams to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Access

Environment/Outdoors

3:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DNR Urges Anglers To Limit Meals Of Smelt Caught In Lake Superior Due To PFAS Contamination

Statewide

10:51am
Security Health Plan. Names Director of Pharmacy Services
10:48am
State Bar of Wisconsin. And Law Foundation Support Vel Phillips Statue on Capitol Square

3:11am
Reuters. 'It was a non-event': Pro-Trump protests quiet amid massive police presence across U.S.

Education

10:49am
UW-La Crosse. Professor begins new podcast to spread knowledge about nuclear science
10:47am
Milwaukee Public Schools. Statement from Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley

3:11am
WTMJ. School Buildings now open in Racine, parents, district prepare

Local

10:51am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. On honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
3:28am
Washington County Exec. Schoemann. Washington County recognizes Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Friday January 15, 2021

Governor

12:05pm
Gov. Evers. Announces launch of mobile vaccination teams. 

Budget

9:43am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. State achieves important fiscal milestone but will it last?

Legislative

4:40pm
Sen. Feyen. Statement on unemployment special session.
3:31pm
Rep. Neubauer. Calls on Senator Johnson, Congressmen Scott Fitzgerald and Tom Tiffany to resign. Updated Letter.
2:46pm
Sen. Nass. Evers new emergency declaration and mask mandate; offering joint resolution to end immediately. 
2:37pm
Rep Shankland. Our constituents deserve action on unemployment reform. 
2:36pm
Rep. Emerson. Supports Governor Evers' plan to upgrade Wisconsin's unemployment system. 
2:35pm
Sen. Testin. Urges Governor Evers to partner with experts to distribute vaccine. 
2:33pm
Rep. James. Column: We need mental health care now. 
10:03am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Senate passes COVID compromise. 
9:45am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Report fraud, waste, and mismanagement in state government to Legislative Audit Bureau hotline (-877-FRAUD-17).
9:30am
LAB. Biennial Report. 
3:00am
Rep. Neubauer. Republican legislators promoted conspiracy theories, asked Pence to overtun elections results. 
2:59am
Rep. Sinicki Statement on legislative Republicans refusal to take up Gov Evers call for Special Session.
2:57am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Urges administration to streamline vaccine distribution. 
2:56am
Reps. Macco, Steffen; Sen. Wimberger. Green Bay Area Public School District Board of Education to Introduce a Plan for Getting Students Back in the Classroom

3:42am
Wisconsin State Journal. Middleton rep says remote participation in committee hearing was denied by GOP
3:42am
WISN. At current rate, Wisconsin says it will take a year for COVID-19 herd immunity
3:33am
Racine Journal Times. 15 state Republicans, including Wichgers, signed letter asking Pence to stall election count
3:33am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Sen. Feyen takes issue with DNR moving sturgeon spearing registration stations, says move hurts businesses
3:15am
U.S. News & World Report. GOP Panel Grills Evers' Administration Over Vaccine Pace
3:10am
WBAY. Green Bay school board to reconsider gating criteria; board pres. says he never committed to 4-week timeline

State Agencies

11:27am
DNR. New Smelt Consumption Advisory for Lake Superior
11:00am
Wisconsin Lottery. Mega Millions and Powerball combined jackpots over $1 billion. 
9:42am
DNR. Madison Gas And Electric Expands Tier 2
Green Tier Participation
9:10am
DWD. Announces Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program to Issue First Payments
9:10am
DWD. Task Force on Worker Misclassification and Payroll Fraud Invites Public Input

Economy/Business

3:08am
WISN. Eviction moratorium ends soon; renters, landlords both need help

Coronavirus

3:51pm
Brown County Exec. Streckenbach. Brown County urges seniors to get flu vaccine. 
2:47pm
ACLU of Wisconsin.  And Other Organizations, Call On Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes To Address COVID Deaths in Prisons
1:56pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Waukesha County, Prohealth Care and local schools partner vaccinate school nurses and Phase 1A school staff. 
1:07pm
DHS. Gov. Evers Announces DHS Assisted Living Facilities Will Begin Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program to Receive COVID-19 Vaccines
10:03am
UW-Madison. UW researchers develop tool to equitably distribute limited vaccines

3:34am
Stevens Point Journal. More than 26,000 people in Wisconsin have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine; Dane, Milwaukee counties lead in shots so far
3:10am
WQOW. Mayo: COVID precautions keeping flu numbers low
3:09am
WKOW. Janesville school staff scheduled to get COVID-19 vaccine; DHS says not so fast
3:07am
WTMJ. Kenosha Co. residents in Tiers 1a and 1b groups can now sign up for eventual vaccine

Statewide

3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Law Enforcement In Madison Prepares 'Enhanced' Presence Through Inauguration
3:09am
WISC. ‘It’s critical we not have further violence’: AG Kaul warns against violence at State Capitol ahead of potential protests
3:08am
CBS 58. Defending two Capitols at once adds to 'unprecedented' year for Wisconsin National Guard
3:07am
WAOW. Sheriffs call for calm, urge people to stay home following reports of state capital protests

Courts

3:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's Chief Justice Wary Of Rule Giving Court More Power Over Redistricting
3:17am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices Skeptical of GOP-Backed Redistricting Rule

Education

2:34pm
UW-Eau Claire. New challenges for Blugold student teaching social studies during pandemic, political unrest
11:27am
UW-Madison. Project to create anti-racism eduation wins Mellon grant. 

Local

4:13pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Wasserman. Receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 
2:08pm
Milwaukee City Attorney Spencer. Issues confidential legal opinion to Fire & Police Commission relating to the demotion of fomer Police Chief Morales. 
12:31pm
Washington County Exec. Schoemann. Statement on appointment of Washington/Ozaukee Health Officer as Milwaukee's Health Commissioner. 

Congress

3:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Democratic Control Of US Senate Will Mean Changes For Wisconsin Senators
3:16am
WXPR. Groups File Lawsuit to Re-List Gray Wolves, Tiffany Introduces Bill to Permanently De-List Species
3:15am
AP. Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem COVID-19 and steady economy
3:14am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Rep. Fitzgerald Not Sure Trump to Blame for Riot
3:08am
WTMJ. Biden proposes $170 billion to reopen schools, wants most K-8 schools open after first 100 days

Thursday January 14, 2021

Governor

4:37pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers radio address calling for bipartisan compromise COVID-19 bill. 
2:49pm
Gov. Evers. And DHS Announce Nearly $9 Million Awarded for Drug Treatment Services

3:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers pitches $200 million in broadband spending, subsidies for consumers

Legislative

4:36pm
Sen. Bewley Announces hire of new Communications Director. 
3:49pm
Sen. Marklein; Reps. Tranel, Kurtz, Novak. Legislators Tell Wisconsin Department of Health Services to "get out of the way" Letter to DHS Sec.-designee Palm.
3:46pm
Sen. Wirch. Responds to legislative Republicans' refusal of unemployment system Special Session. 
1:35pm
Sen. Feyen. Letter to DNR Sec. Cole regarding change in sturgeon spearing regsitration locations. 
11:17am
Sen. Felzkowski. Statement on joint wolf hearing.
11:15am
Rep. Hintz. Condemns Republican legislators' lies and dangerous rhetoric. 
10:05am
Rep. Subeck. Statement on Assembly Health Committee hearing. 
9:31am
Speaker Vos. Delivers GOP Weekly Radio Address. 
3:12am
Rep. Callahan. Calls for WI DNR to immediately initiate Wisconsin wolf hunt. 

12:40pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Our Unemployment System Is Very Broken:' The Changes Wisconsinites Want To See To The Process
3:38am
U.S. News & World Report. GOP Balks at Evers' Special Session on Unemployment
3:31am
WISC. Coronavirus relief standoff: Evers urges Assembly compromise after Speaker doubles down on original bill
3:26am
CBS 58. GOP lawmaker to introduce bill requiring study of state Capitol security; FBI warns of potential protests
3:26am
Madison.com. Republicans reject Gov. Tony Evers call for special session to modernize state unemployment system
3:25am
Cap Times. One Old Fashioned to go, please: New bill aims to legalize takeout cocktails in Wisconsin
3:23am
NBC 26. Carry-out cocktails: How a new proposal could benefit Wisconsin restaurants, bars

State Agencies

12:28pm
DNR. Environmental Review Of The City Of Columbus Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
9:05am
DNR. Cast Your Line During Free Fishing Weekend
Jan. 16-17
3:27am
DOT. License suspended for Brown County area motor vehicle dealer

Economy/Business

12:38pm
Madison Region Economic Partnership. Announced as a Partner in Milwaukee Bucks and The Lonely Entrepreneur Initiative to Empower Black Entrepreneurs Nationwide
10:22am
WMC. Launches Litigation Center, Re-Hires Lucas Vebber as Executive Director
10:20am
AP. US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll
9:06am
Illinois Economic Policy Institute, Midwest Economic Policy Institute. Construction Wage Theft Cost WI, MN, and IL Taxpayers $362 Million Per Year

3:26am
WKBT. La Crosse woman about to lose her home over long wait for unemployment benefits

Coronavirus

2:42pm
DHS. Unveils Enhancements to COVID-19 Vaccine Data Page
11:19am
DHS. Announces Weekly Newsletter to Keep Public Informed of COVID-19 Response and Vaccine Progress
10:04am
UW-Madison. Population density and virus strains will affect how regions can resume normal life
10:01am
DATCP. Releases COVID-19 report.
9:30am
Kewaunee County Public Health. Begins administering COVID-19 vaccines. 
9:14am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Public Health, local health systems having success in vaccinating unaffiliated frontline healthcare workers in Dane County
9:04am
AARP Wisconsin. New analysis shows COVID-19 deaths skyrocketing in Wisconsin nursing homes
8:59am
Survival Coalition. Update January 12: COVID cases and deaths among people with disabilities and older adults in Wisconsin. 
3:18am
United Way of Dane County. 211 helpline cannot provide any information on a COVID-19 vaccine registry. 

3:24am
Fox 11. CDC giving $86 million in funding to Wisconsin health departments
3:23am
WISC. Evers expects Wisconsin vaccine rollout to speed up after feds release restriction on doses
3:22am
WTMJ. Milwaukee VA Medical Center now vaccinating people 65 years or older
3:21am
WISN.Teachers now on list of essential workers to get COVID-19 vaccine
3:21am
Wisconsin State Journal. Worrisome new variant of COVID-19 coronavirus found in Wisconsin

Courts

3:45pm
Institute for Reforming Government. CJ Szafir Testimony at SCOWIS Redistricting Hearing
11:49am
Fair Elections Project. Director's testimony at WI Supreme Court. 
9:00am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & liberty. Urges Wisconsin Supreme Court to Adopt Rules Petition to Hear Redistricting Challenges

Education

2:41pm
UW-Eau Claire. Research in Yellowstone brings Blugold national attention
2:39pm
Marquette University. Alumni family gives more than $2 million to support scholarship and emerging academic initiatives
2:38pm
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Education fail. 
11:46am
Marquette University. Announces two fellowships to support emerging or early-career filmmakers. 
11:45am
Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry. Donates $100,000 to create new UWGB engineering scholarship. 
10:46am
UW-Eau Claire. COVID-19 testing expands to all students
10:45am
UW System President Thompson. Cites ties between UW, agriculture. 
9:02am
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. The future of politics and policy. 

Local

2:40pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. Calls for vaccination of MCTS bus drivers. 
1:35pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Names Kirsten Johnson as the City of Milwaukee Commissioner of Health
12:37pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County Named Renewable Energy Pioneer of the Year by RENEW Wisconsin
10:02am
United Way of Dane County. Community leaders make a call for more mentors, seek to reduce crime. 

12:41pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ashland County Will Ask Voters To Raise Taxes By Nearly $1M To Address Budget Woes
3:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Homeowners Offered Bottled Water After Elevated PFAS Levels Found Near La Crosse Airport
3:31am
Fox 11. Outagamie Co. limiting on-site services on Inauguration Day
3:28am
WiscNews. Columbia County medical examiner says she was asked to resign; county goes mum

Congress

2:41pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Urges U.S. State Department Secretary Pompeo to Respond to Iran’s Recent Aggression
3:28am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. On impeachment vote. 
3:20am
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Graham. Support Independent Commission to Investigate January 6 Attack on the US Capitol 
3:19am
U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald. Votes against impeachment. 
3:13am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Votes against impeachment. 

12:44pm
Reuters. Biden to unveil plan to pump $1.5 trillion into pandemic-hit economy
3:38am
AP. Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge
3:27am
WSAW. Ron Johnson, Lindsey Graham support Independent Commission to investigate attack on Capitol
3:21am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin delegation splits on second impeachment of Donald Trump
3:14am
Madison.com. Mike Gallagher: Why I voted against impeachment

Wednesday January 13, 2021

State of the State Address

3:37am
Stevens Point Journal. Tony Evers focuses on unemployment, expanding broadband in State of the State
3:34am
Cap Times. In state of the state, Gov. Tony Evers prioritizes broadband access, unemployment fixes
3:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers calls for unemployment overhaul, redistricting transparency in State of the State
3:32am
U.S. News & World Report. State of State: Evers Targets Broadband, Fixing Unemployment
3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers To Call Special Session On State Unemployment System

State of the State Reaction

4:26pm
Rep. Stubbs
3:59pm
Rep. Vining.
3:24pm
Rep. Duchow.
11:12am
Rep. James.
10:30am
Rep. Armstrong. Rep. Brostoff. Rep. Krug.
9:31am
Rep. Callahan. Rep. Thiesfeldt.
9:10am
Rep. Dittrich. Rep. Allen Sen. Ringhand. Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Rep. Tittl. Rep. Gundrum. Rep. Cabral-Guevara.
3:14am
Rep. Pope. Sen. Testin. Rep. Wichgers.
3:13am
Sen. Wirch. Rep. Vorpagel. Rep. Myers. Rep. Billings. Rep. Dallman. Rep. Oldenburg.
3:09am
Rep. Considine. Sen. DarlingRep. Loudenbeck. Rep. Neubauer. Rep. Hesselbein. Rep. Sara Rodriguez.

Governor

3:59pm
Speaker Vos, Majority Leader Steineke; Rep. August, Rep. Born, Majority Leader LeMahieu, President Kapenga, Sen. Feyen, Sen. Marklein. Legislative Republican leaders respond to Special Session request.  LFB Memo.
3:35pm
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin National Guard Troops Mobilizing to Nation's Capital to Support Inauguration Security Efforts
11:13am
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on Governor Evers' Special Session bill to "fix" unemployment fiasco. 
9:21am
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order Calling a Special Session on Unemployment Insurance Modernization. Executive Order #103. LRB-1312.

12:41pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Tony Evers calls for special session to modernize state unemployment system
12:35pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Calls Special Session to Modernize Unemployment System

Legislative

3:49pm
Rep. Stubbs. Receives Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award. 
3:14pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Submits Testimony Supporting Wolf Hunting Season
2:24pm
LFB. Comparison of the provisions of AB 1 as passed by the Assembly and Senate. 
1:57pm
Rep. Neylon. Urges Waukesha School Board to Give Full-Time, Face-to-Face Education Option to Students
1:38pm
Rep. Jagler. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding vaccine distribution. 
1:37pm
Rep. Hong. Commemorates National Korean American Day.
1:35pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Prevented from attending committee hearing remotely. 
12:33pm
Sen. Darling. Demands clarity on Evers administration's vaccine rollout. 
11:53am
Rep. Duchow. Statement on COVID-19 relief legislation. 
11:13am
Rep. McGuire. Named co-chair of Wisconsin Technology Caucus. 
10:34am
Rep. Cabrera. Wisconsin's COVID relief package should not be used as a political football. 
10:32am
Sen. Smith. Column: New session, same story. 
9:42am
Speaker Vos, Rep. Steineke. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding vaccine distribution.
9:28am
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Pleased Legislature and Governor agree: Businesses, schools need liability protection. 

3:38am
WISC. ‘Falls short of the needs of Wisconsinites’: Assembly Republicans signal they won’t approve Senate’s COVID-19 relief bill
3:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Restaurants and bars could sell to-go cocktails and glasses of wine under a new proposal
3:33am
Cap Times. Gov. Evers on board with Wisconsin Senate's COVID-19 plan
3:31am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Senate Approves COVID-19 Relief Package
3:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Senate Republicans block resolution condemning U.S. Capitol assault and affirming Biden victory

State Agencies

2:20pm
AG Kaul. Challenges Trump Administration Rule Leaving in Place Insufficient Standards Regulating Particulate Matter Pollution
2:16pm
Wisconsin Lottery. $1.4 million dollar winning Megabucks ticket claimed by East Troy Woman. 
2:13pm
DATCP. Federal eviction moratorium extended to January 31. 
11:53am
DNR. 2021 sturgeon spearing seasion updates. 
9:39am
DHS. Wisconsin FoodShare Recipients Benefit from Temporary Increase, Additional Online Shopping Option

3:38am
WISC. Local governments receive $126 million in first of quarterly transportation aid payments
3:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. WEDC optimistic of deal with Foxconn and continues ongoing understanding of the needs of businesses during the pandemic

Economy/Business

9:32am
Charter Communications. Launches Advanced Robocall Blocking with Call Guard

12:39pm
WSAW. FoodShare recipients to receive temporary increase, additional online shopping option

Coronavirus

12:09pm
Gov. Evers, DHS. Announce $86 Million in Funding for Local and Tribal Health Departments
10:31am
DHS. And Laboratory Partners Identify Variant Strain B.1.1.7 of SARS-CoV-2 in Wisconsin

12:39pm
AP. US COVID-19 deaths hit another one-day high at over 4,300
12:36pm
U.S. News & World Report. Contagious COVID Variant Detected in Wisconsin
12:34pm
WBAY. Appleton, Menasha city officials announce eligible employees now being vaccinated
3:43am
CBS 58. Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine protection expected to last at least a year
3:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Feds Allocate Wisconsin 187K More COVID-19 Vaccine Doses
3:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Teachers, Older Adults Could Be Next In Line For COVID-19 Shots

Statewide

3:37am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin’s tax burden continued its decline in 2020, report says
3:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin state and local tax burden hits 50-year low

Education

12:44pm
UW-Stout. Schram keeps student center, dining equipment humming

3:53am
Racine Journal Times. Racine Unified weighs tough decision: To bring kids back to buildings or stay virtual?

Local

2:15pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway, Dane County Exec. Parisi. 2021 City-County Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian awardees announced. 
10:33am
Milwaukee County Sup. Czarnezki. Calls for vaccination of poll workers and election officials. 
10:31am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Warns City of Madison of Lawsuit Over Unconstitutional Racial Discrimination

3:43am
WXOW. PFAS found in two City of La Crosse municipal wells
3:29am
The Center Square. Milwaukee-Waukesha’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in all of Wisconsin

Congress

3:17am
U.S. Rep. Tiffany. Statement on Rushed Democrat Impeachment, 25th Amendment Push
3:16am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Stop the Cancel Culture
3:16am
U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald. Statement on 25th Amendment resolution. 

12:42pm
WISC. ‘We need to make sure he can never run for office again:’ Rep. Mark Pocan to vote to impeach Trump
12:38pm
Politico. Trump's EPA team overrules career scientists on toxic chemical
3:49am
Reuters. With some Republicans on board, U.S. House Democrats press forward on impeachment vote
3:44am
WKBT. Rep. Ron Kind calls for President Trump’s immediate removal from office

Tuesday January 12, 2021

State of the State Address

7:03pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers 2021 State of the State Address.
12:22pm
Gov. Evers. Excerpts from 2021 State of the State Address. 

State of the State Reaction

8:00pm
Rep. Snyder. Sen. Wanggaard. Rep. Hintz. Rep. Hebl. Rep. Macco. Rep. Ohnstad.
7:53pm
Sen. Ballweg. Sen. Kapenga. Rep. Born.
7:46pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Speaker Vos. Wisconsin Voices. Sen. Smith. Rep. Steineke.
7:43pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Institute for Reforming GovernmentRep. Conley. Sen. Bernier. Rep. Magnafici.
7:35pm
Rep. Emerson. Rep. Shankland. Sen. Agard. Sen. Erpenbach. Sen. Feyen.
7:30pm
Fairy Elections Project. Rep. Murphy. Rep. Subeck.
12:46pm
Milwaukee Ald. Zamarripa. State of the State Address is tonight - and worth watching. 

Governor

9:27am
Gov. Evers, DCF. Announce Wisconsin Awarded $30 Million Federal Grant for Early Care and Education
3:57am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard troops mobilized to support Capitol Police in Madison

3:50am
Reuters. FBI warns of armed protests ahead of inauguration
3:42am
WKOW. Gov. Evers to deliver virtual State of the State address Tuesday night
3:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers calls up National Guard to protect Capitol, boards up windows after FBI warning of 'armed protests'
3:29am
U.S. News & World Report. St. Croix GOP Refuses to Remove 'Prepare for War' Post

Senate Floor Session

4:49pm
Rep. Born. Disappointed in Senate action on COVID-19 relief bill. 
4:48pm
Sen. Wimberger. State Senate approves COVID relief. 
4:13pm
WMC. Statement on Senate Passage of COVID-19 Liability Protections
3:53pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on adopted COVID-19 legislation. 
3:52pm
Rep. Steineke. Reacts to today's Senate vote. 
3:51pm
Sen. Feyen. State Senate passes bipartisan COVID-19 legislation. 
3:50pm
Senate GOP. Bipartisan support for COVID-relief bill. 
3:49pm
Sen. Darling. Statement on passage of COVID relief bill. 
3:48pm
Sen. Felzkowski. Votes for COVID-19 relief bill supporting small businesses. 
3:15pm
Sen. Roys. Statement on passage of modified AB-1.
3:14pm
Sen. Stroebel. Statement on passage of AB-1 as amended
3:13pm
Sen. Marklein. Senate passes COVID-19 relief bill. 
3:09pm
Sen. Erpenbach. We can't stop here. 
3:07pm
Sen. Bradley. Calls on Governor Evers to Get Kids Back To School
3:06pm
Sen. Ringhand. Statement regarding passage of the COVID-19 relief bill. 
3:05pm
Sen. Agard. More work to do on COVID-19 relief. 
3:03pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on COVID-19 compromise leigslation passage. 
3:02pm
Sen. LeMahieu. Senate finds path for COVID relief, liability protections. 
2:59pm
Gov. Evers. Statement on COVID-19 legislation advanced by Senate. 

Legislative

3:12pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Governor Evers' version of Groundhog Day.
3:00pm
Sen. Feyen. Letter to Gov. Evers, DOA Sec. Brennan, legislative leaders regarding Capitol security. 
1:44pm
Sen. Darling. Calls on Evers to unveil vaccincation plan for Wisconsin. 
12:24pm
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Calls for further governmental collaboration in COVID-19 relief. 
9:29am
Wisconsin Association for Justice, Wisconsin Main Street Alliance, Pabst Theater Group. Proposed Liability Shield for Businesses and Health Care Providers That Violate Covid-19 Requirements Would Hurt Victims and Slow Wisconsin’s Return to Normal

3:35am
Fox 11. Lawmakers on what they expect from Gov. Evers' State of the State address
3:34am
Kenosha News. State Senate unveils pared-back COVID-19 response package
3:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With Republicans divided, Senate leaders slightly scale back Assembly's COVID bill

State Agencies

3:01pm
DNR. Environmental Review Of The City Of Baraboo Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
12:39pm
DNR. Confirms CWD detected in Shawano County. 
10:50am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Calls for unity amid early challenges in 2021. 
10:36am
DATCP. Awards $750,000 in grants to 30 producer-led groups. 
9:34am
DNR. Environmental Review Of The City of Bloomer Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

3:31am
WSAW. CWD detected in a wild Shawano County deer

Economy/Business

12:09pm
Fox Cities Chamber. Nominations open for the Second Annual Excellence in Education Shining Star Awards. 

3:34am
WFRV. Wisconsin’s dairy farmers looking for change in 2021
3:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Food Bank Leaders Applaud Continuation Of Federal Pandemic Aid

Coronavirus

11:32am
Marshfield Clinic Health System. To begin vaccinating community health care workers. 
3:56am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. City of Milwaukee Health Department Vaccination Site to Open at the Wisconsin Center

3:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assisted Living Residents Could Begin Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine Jan. 25
3:36am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. The elderly? Essential workers? Debate continues over next groups to get vaccine
3:36am
WISC. Wisconsin DOC reverses course, releases COVID-19 inmate death tolls at individual prisons
3:35am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin lawmakers split along party lines over who’s to blame for vaccine rollout delays
3:32am
Fox 6. Governor Evers estimates public won't see vaccine until June
3:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Up next for COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin: police, firefighters
3:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's COVID-19 case and death averages are on the rise again after dipping to recent low points
3:26am
CBS 58. WI health leaders say state needs more vaccines, general public vaccinations may start late spring

Statewide

3:10pm
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative.
Wedig joins government affairs team 
at Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. 
1:41pm
Construction Business Group. Wisconsin Counties Association joins transparency and accountability partnership for Wisconsin construction contractors. 
11:33am
Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation. Elects new board of directors. 
9:28am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. State tax burden - and ranking - fall again. 

Education

3:01pm
Marquette Unviersity. Founders of Forward 48 leadership development program to go ‘On the Issues,’ Jan. 13
10:51am
UW-Eau Claire. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Celebration to be held virtually Jan. 18

3:42am
WTMJ. 4 Milwaukee-area school districts move towards in-person learning
3:25am
Cap Times. Thompson Center calls UW students' free speech attitudes 'troubling'

Local

2:02pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi, Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Announce $16.2 million aid package to prevent evictions during the pandemic. 

3:32am
WXPR. Minocqua Settles Tax Dispute With Walmart
3:27am
WKBT. Tests reveal “PFAS” contamination in 40 Town of Campbell private wells

Congress

3:04pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Asks President-Elect Biden to Take Bold Action to Support Farmers and Rural Communities, Restore RFS Policy

3:32am
CNBC. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf resigns, third Cabinet-level official to quit after pro-Trump riot at Capitol
3:24am
WKBT. Rep. Kind looks back on 2020, ahead to 2021 during La Crosse Area Chamber Forum

Monday January 11, 2021

Governor

4:41pm
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin National Guard Troops Mobilized to Support Capitol Police in Madison

Legislative

4:01pm
DOR Sec. Barca. Is working with the legislature to achieve bi-partisan support for Wisconsin Tax Law Changes to Benefit Low-Income Families and Small Businesses
3:47pm
Rep. Kitchens, Sen. Cowles. Area legislators introduce legal notices bill. 
3:17pm
Sen. Nass. State Senate version of Covid-19 recovery legislation. 
2:36pm
Rep. Murphy. Statement on D.C. violence. 
12:13pm
Sen. Testin, Rep. Macco. Continue efforts to protect the elderly from abuse. 
10:39am
LFB. Summary of provisions of Senate Sub. Amendment 1 to 2021 Assembly Bill 1. 
9:48am
Rep. Meyers. Announces committee assignements for the 2021-22 legislative session. 

1:11pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. With Republicans divided, Senate leaders slightly scale back Assembly's COVID bill. 

State Agencies

2:51pm
DOT. Midwest states collaborate on equity and inclusion initiative
1:27pm
DOC. Announces new leadership appointments. 
1:07pm
WHEDA. Diane House joins board. 
11:02am
AG Kaul. And Bipartisan AGs Push FDA to Examine
Progress in Opioid Fight
9:50am
DNR. Reminds Wisconsinites to reduce salt use this winter. 

Economy/Business

10:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DWD Unable To Say When New Unemployment Benefits Will Be Set Up For PUA, PEUC
10:41am
Reuters. U.S. small businesses to get more cash as pandemic loan program re-opens. 

Coronavirus

1:21pm
DHS. Announces Police and Fire are Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
1:01pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. New Order Issued as COVID-19 Cases Remain High in Dane County
12:31pm
Gov. Evers. And Department of Health Services Call on Federal Government to Distribute More COVID-19 Vaccine
12:16pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Governor Evers' response to COVID-19 vaccine distribution failures is pathetic. 
10:37am
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. Letter to DHS Sec.-designee Palm regarding activation of Phase 1b SARS-CoV-2 vaccination. 
10:29am
DMA. 11 JANUARY UPDATE: Wisconsin National Guard continues COVID-19 testing throughout the state
9:22am
Racine Public Health. Allows school buildings to open after Jan. 15th. 

3:15am
U.S. News & World Report. In or Out? Subcommittee Mulls Over Vaccine Distribution Plan
3:15am
AP. Vaccine rollout confirms public health officials’ warnings
3:14am
WTMJ. How Milwaukee is transforming the Wisconsin Center into a giant vaccination clinic
3:14am
Fox 11. New COVID-19 case numbers down on Sunday as case averages decrease
3:13am
Racine Journal Times. What is Wisconsin's vaccination plan? Lack of details have some worried about access statewide
3:12am
WKBT. La Crosse firefighters join growing list of Wisconsinites vaccinated for COVID-19
3:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin to begin assisted living vaccinations in late January, weeks later than most other states
3:12am
Racine Journal Times. Low staffing numbers still a concern as Veterans Home at Union Grove endures second outbreak, 12 total deaths

Statewide

3:17pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Wisconsin abortion numbers increase. 
11:43am
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Acquires Plover behavioral health practice. 
11:33am
RENEW Wisconsin. 2021 Summit honors renewable energy leaders. 
11:31am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Names new Chief Medical Officer. 

Courts

12:41pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court Says Lawmakers Can Intervene In 2 Cases Involving DNR's Authority

Education

3:45pm
UW-Madison. Common microbes team up to degrade polymer composites

Local

10:28am
City of Madison. Announces Grant to The Center for Black Excellence and Culture

3:16am
WAOW. Stevens Point Fire Department combats PFAS with eco-friendly foam

Congress

1:06pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. In New Letter, Joins Colleagues to Demand Trump Administration Immediately Address Significant COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Failures

3:28pm
AP. FBI warns of plans for nationwide armed protests next week
3:14am
Cap Times. Mark Pocan joins House Democrats in gearing up for potential impeachment
3:13am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Wis. congressman doesn't believe removing Trump from office will unify country

Politics

1:20pm
Winker for 13th Senate. Announces candidacy for state Senate. 

Friday January 8, 2021

Governor

2:19pm
Gov. Evers. We're All In grants provide nearly $240 million total to Wisconsin small businesses. 

Legislative

4:00pm
Sen. Kapenga. Applications being accepted for 2021 Senate Scholar Program. 
12:11pm
Rep. Duchow. COVID-19 relief bill passes the Assembly. 
10:33am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Marklein, Born. JFC lifts objection on recount election reimbursement for Dane and Milwaukee counties. 
10:25am
Rep. Krug. And Assembly colleagues pass COVID-19 relief bill. 
10:03am
Sen. Marklein. Column: COVID-19 relief bill is in the works. 
9:39am
Rep. Dallman. Co-sponsors and votes for COVID-19 relief bill.
9:19am
WMC. Thanks Assembly for Approving COVID-19 Liability Protections
3:26am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Letter to Sen. Nass regarding public hearing for Emergency Rule 2045.
3:25am
Rep. Cabral-Guevara. Votes for COVID-19 relief bill. 
3:24am
Rep. August. Assembly passes COVID relief bill. 
3:23am
SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin. Healthcare workers decry Assembly Republicans move to pass COVID bill that fails to address critical needs. 
3:21am
Rep. Vorpagel. Statement on passage of COVID-19 relief legislation.
3:19am
Wisconsin Public Health Association, Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards. Public health groups oppose Republican restrictions on local health officers. 
3:17am
Rep. Neubauer. Calls on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment.  Letter.

2:05pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate to take up its own version of COVID-19 relief legislation next week
2:00pm
WKOW. Senate committee hearing on COVID relief bill scheduled for Monday
1:59pm
WISC. Wisconsin budget panel approves recount reimbursement
3:53am
Madison.com. Assembly Republicans pass likely doomed COVID-19 relief package
3:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Assembly Passes Another COVID-19 Response Bill, But Its Future Is Dim

State Agencies

4:46pm
OCI. Consumer Alert, January 8, 2021, Medova Healthcare Financial Group and Lifestyle Health Plans
2:09pm
WHEDA. Demand for state and federal affordable housing tax credits continues to outpace allocations
10:35am
DNR. Snowmobilers: Think smart before you start. 
9:21am
DATCP. Launches virtual support groups for farmers and farm couples. 
9:20am
Wisconsin Lottery. Mega Millions and Powerball combined jackpots at nearly $1 billion. 

Economy/Business

9:18am
New North. New North Summit in-person event scheduled for June 10 at Lambeau Field. 

9:17am
AP. US loses 140,000 jobs, first monthly loss since spring
4:04am
Reuters. Raging COVID-19 cases are expected to have restrained U.S. labor market in December
3:57am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin exports are now down $1.4 billion from 2019, before counting December
3:29am
AP. More coronavirus relief on the way for small businesses. 

Coronavirus

4:46pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. And Ascension Wisconsin partner to vaccinate EMS workers against COVID-19. 
9:14am
Wisconsin EMS Association. Works with DHS to identify locations for nearly 7,000 members to receive COVID-19 

2:00pm
WQOW. Biden says he will speed up release of COVID-19 vaccine
1:26pm
CNBC. U.S. reports more than 4,000 Covid deaths for first time as outbreak grows worse than ever
3:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Health Officials: Pandemic Progress Depends On More Than The Vaccine
3:56am
Politico. 8 Democratic governors demand HHS release more vaccine doses
3:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New COVID-19 Cases In Wisconsin Continue To Climb After Holiday Decline
3:52am
WISC. Wisconsin National Guard has administered 1M COVID-19 tests
3:31am
WBAY. Prevea announces community COVID vaccine clinics at UWGB, Sheboygan

Courts

12:12pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Goes to court in rural school choice fight. 

3:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Reps. Steffen and Mursau give up on election lawsuit as judge says he may sanction their attorney

Education

10:23am
Madison Teachers Inc. Statement on all virtual for third quarter announcement.

3:30am
WQOW. Chippewa Falls elementary students return to in-person learning

Local

12:13pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Announces new Director of Health and Human Services. 

3:30am
WXPR. Boulder Junction’s ‘Aggressive’ Fiberoptic Broadband Plan to Set Northwoods Standard

Congress

3:59pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. Statement on insurrectionists storming the U.S. Capitol. 
12:12pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Enough already. 
9:16am
Wsiconsin Democracy Campaign. I Was Not Surprised by the Mob Assault on the Capitol
3:28am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls on Vice President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump immediately. 
3:27am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on Capitol Chaos, Election Certification

3:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's Glenn Grothman says founders would wince at the attempt to overturn the Electoral College
3:53am
Kenosha News. Siege of U.S. Capitol leaves local elected and party officials angry and speechless
3:32am
WISC. ‘A low point’: Wisconsin Republican advocates distance themselves from violence at Capitol
3:30am
Spectrum News. Rep. Grothman 'Disappointed' In Votes Against Certifying the Election
3:29am
Politico. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigns, citing violence at the Capitol

Politics

3:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Seven candidates vying for the state's top education position emphasize COVID recovery during forum

Thursday January 7, 2021

U.S. Capitol

4:45pm
Milwaukee Common Council. Flames of insurrection and victimhood lead to seige of the People's House. 
4:20pm
Sen. Agard. Sends letter to Vice President Mike Pence, calling on him to invoke the 25th Amendment.  Letter.
4:19pm
Community Shares of Wisconsin. Affirms commitment to challenging white supremacy and systemic injustice. 
2:08pm
Rep. Edming. Condemns violence at the US Capitol. 
11:50am
Rep. McGuire. Statement on violence in Washington D.C.
11:49am
Rep. Vining. Condemns insurrection at U.S. Capitol. 
10:42am
Rep. Dittrich. Condemns violence in nation's capital. 
9:53am
A Better Wisconsin Together. Desperate Republican Attempt to Retain Power Spurs Attack on U.S. Capitol
9:50am
Rep. August. Responds to violence at the US Capitol. 
3:02am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Electoral College Proceedings
3:00am
Opportunity Wisconsin. Area Arsonist Ron Johnson Denies Role in Today’s Capital Chaos
3:00am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Time to End Hyper-Partisan Arson and Restore Democracy and Decency in America
2:57am
U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald. Statement on Capitol violence. 
2:56am
Rep. Tranel. Statement on Washington D.C.’s Unrest
2:53am
Milwaukee County Board. Supervisors Denounce Anti-Democratic Coup Attempt in Washington D.C.
2:52am
Rep. Shankland. Statement on Events in Washington D.C.
2:51am
Sen. Marklein. Statement on violence at the US Capitol. 
2:51am
Rep. Vining. Condemns insurrection at U.S. Capitol.
2:50am
Wisconsin Senate GOP. Statement on Violence at the U.S. Capitol
2:47am
Sen. Stafsholt. Condemns violence in Washington, D.C.

1:51pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'I Hold Trump Responsible': Wisconsinites React To Scenes Of Violence, Chaos At US Capitol Wednesday
1:49pm
Reuters. U.S. transport chief, foreign policy advisers among resignations after Capitol violence
3:27am
AP. Trump says his term is ending, transition will be orderly
3:26am
Reuters. U.S. Congress accepts Electoral College result; clears way for Biden to become president
3:17am
CNBC. Four dead after pro-Trump rioters storm Capitol in violent attempt to stop confirmation of Biden’s win
3:14am
WTMJ. 'The President is inciting domestic terrorism': Wisconsin lawmakers react after Trump supporters storm Capitol
3:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'This is banana republic': Wisconsin delegation describes storming of U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters
3:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Baldwin, Johnson vote against objections to Arizona, Pennsylvania Electoral College votes
3:10am
Green Bay Press Gazette. 'Something has gone horribly wrong': U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher blasts riots at Capitol during vote count
3:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin US Reps. Tiffany, Fitzgerald Object To Some Biden Electors
3:08am
NBC 15. AG Kaul urges removal of President Trump from office after certification
3:07am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republicans Decry Rioters as 'Social Misfits'
3:06am
CNBC. Several GOP senators will no longer object to Electoral College votes after rioters storm Capitol
3:06am
Wausau Daily Herald. Rep. Tom Tiffany says he plans to go forward with challenging election results after violence breaks out at US Capitol
3:05am
WTMJ. In interview, Sen. Ron Johnson condemns violence, while also insisting allegations of election fraud

Governor

4:40pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers radio address encouraging Wisconsinites to help stop the spread with new resources available. 

Legislative

4:38pm
Rep. Kerkman. COVID-19 relief bill passes Assembly.
4:37pm
Rep. Macco. Praises Assembly passage of COVID-19 relief package. 
4:37pm
Rep. Callahan. Supports COVID-19 relief bill.
4:36pm
Rep. Conley. Prioritizes health and safety in Wisconsin, not special interests. 
4:35pm
Rep. Spiros. COVID-19 relief bill passes Assembly.
4:34pm
Rep. Plumer. Supports COVID-19 relief legislation. 
4:33pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Prioritizes health and safety in Wisconsin.
4:31pm
Rep. McGuire. Statement on Assembly GOP COVID-19 legislative package. 
4:30pm
Rep. Snyder. Votes for additional COVID-19 relief. 
4:29pm
Rep. Born. Supports Covid-19 relief bill. 
4:28pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Long delayed GOP COVID bill falls short. 
4:28pm
Rep. Vining. Responds to Kenosha DA decision. 
4:26pm
Rep. Jessie Rodriguez. Supports Assembly Bill 1 - COVID-19 relief. 
4:25pm
Rep. Kitchens. Introduces birth control legislation. 
3:10pm
Rep. Neubauer. Responds to passage of Assembly Bill 1.
3:06pm
Rep. Steineke. Supports aid for Wisconsinites affected by COVID-19. 
3:05pm
Rep. Shankland. Statement on passage of Assembly Bill 1. 
2:50pm
Rep. Vining. Advocates for healthcare heroes, small businesses, and Wisconsin families on Assembly floor. 
2:48pm
Rep. Hintz. Votes to prioritize health and safety in Wisconsin. 
2:27pm
Rep. Hebl. Statement on January 7 Assembly floor session.
2:24pm
Rep. Pronschinske. Covid-19 relief bill passes Assembly. 
2:11pm
Rep. Considine. Statement on AB-1.
2:10pm
Rep. Snodgrass. Claims political games being prioritize over health and safety. 
2:08pm
Rep. Subeck. Puts health, safety, and economic security of Wisconsin communities first. 
1:44pm
Sen. Wimberger. Applauds PFAS settlement for Peshtigo. 
12:49pm
Sen. Nass. Status of Wisconsin Covid-19 recovery legislation. 
2:49am
Rep. Subeck. Announces 2021-2022 committee assignments. 

1:58pm
Cap Times. No agreement among Wisconsin lawmakers on COVID relief yet
1:52pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republicans in state Senate buck Vos and say no to his COVID-19 bill
1:41pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republicans Disagree on COVID-19 Bill
9:16am
Racine Journal Times. Racine Unified, Wanggaard spar over spring school shutdown

State Agencies

4:32pm
WHEDA. Exceeds targets for purchases from diverse, disabled veteran and women-owned businesses
1:47pm
DNR. Sauk Prairie bald eagle watching goes virtual for 2021. 
9:52am
WEDC. Connect with export partners in Canada via WEDC’s virtual trade venture
9:05am
DATCP. Designates over 88,000 acres as Ag Enterprise Areas. 

Economy/Business

10:39am
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employment Update. 
9:54am
Wisconsin Technology Council. How to win the Governor’s Business Plan Contest:
Learn more at Jan. 20 Tech Council webinar
9:49am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wisconsin Lost Just 360 Dairy Herds in 2020

Coronavirus

2:06pm
Gov. Evers. Announces Wisconsin National Guard Surpasses One Million COVID-19 Tests Administered
10:52am
Rep. Kitchens. Letter to DHS Sec.-designee Palm regarding vaccine rollout.

9:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. CDC: UW Antigen Tests Missed Nearly 59 Percent Of COVID-19 Cases Among Asymptomatic Individuals
3:18am
WISC. Wisconsin’s 7-day positivity rate at 32%, 175 more hospitalized with COVID-19
3:09am
Fox 11. 'It's a long road ahead of us': Wisconsin continues statewide vaccination efforts
3:04am
WISN. UW President: School system could vaccinate all of Wisconsin by end of March
3:03am
WBAY. Green Bay VA Clinic gives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to health care workers Wednesday

Statewide

1:36pm
RENEW Wisconsin. To host 10th Annual Renewable Energy Virtual Summit. 
11:39am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Elects two new board members. 
10:09am
Marshfield Clinic Health System. CMS grants approval to provide home recovery care to Medicare fee-for-service patients. 
9:10am
Wisconsin Economic Development Association. Announces new president and CEO. 
2:55am
Dairy Business Association. Thorp dairy farmer Amy Penterman picked as new DBA president. 

Courts

9:18am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Leevan Roundtree. 

Education

2:49pm
Marquette University. And Rexnord extend and expand Bridge to Business Partnership. 
1:39pm
UW-La Crosse. March on - on national stage. 
11:36am
Mount Mary University. Registration open for Summer Leadership Academy. 
10:40am
Edgewood College. Message from Dr. Manion: A New Day
9:51am
UW Foundation and Alumni Association. The future of cities. 

3:04am
WISC. As semester ends in Wisconsin, COVID-19 fears shrink — while concerns of academic slide grow

Local

3:07pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. And Kenosha Organizations Call For Consequences for Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey For Shooting of Jacob Blake
9:09am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Sheriff's Office completes FPC background investigation. 

3:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Kenosha DA: The Significance Of Not Having Body Cameras Was Immense

Congress

2:55pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. President-elect Biden Taps Long-Time Union Member to Lead Department of Labor

Politics

2:26pm
Cveykus for District III Court of Appeals. Campaign announces $50,000 raised. 

1:41pm
U.S. News & World Report. GOP Sen. Johnson Says No Decision on His Political Future

Wednesday January 6, 2021

Kenosha

2:53pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Statement on the racist police shooting of Jacob Blake. 
2:29pm
State Bar of Wisconsin. A call for broader criminal justice reform. 
12:01pm
State Public Defender Thompson. Statement.
11:58am
Sen. Stroebel. Evers rushes to defend domestic abuser, botches COVID vaccine distribution. 
11:06am
Rep. Stubbs.  Statement on Decision to not Charge Officer Sheskey in Shooting of Jacob Blake
3:12am
Sen. Agard. (Updated) Statement on the decision to not charge officer involved in shooting Jacob Blake. 
3:11am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Statement on charging decision in Jacob Blake case. 
3:10am
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Jacob Blake shooting carging decision by Kenosha District Attorney. 
3:09am
Rep. Neubauer. Statement on the decision not to charge in the Jacob Blake case. 
3:06am
Rep. Ohnstad. (Updated) Statement on Prosecution Decision Related to the Jacob Blake shooting. 

3:34am
Reuters. White police officer cleared of charges in Wisconsin shooting of Black man
3:15am
The Hill. Wisconsin governor slams decision to not charge officers in Jacob Blake shooting
3:14am
WISC. ‘I hope for peace and justice:’ Gov. Evers reacts after no charges filed in police shooting of Jacob Blake

Governor

4:35pm
AG Kaul. Statement on violence at U.S. Capitol. 
4:33pm
Gov. Evers. Releases statement on events in Washington D.C.

Legislative

4:51pm
Sen. Wirch. Statment on violence at U.S. Capitol. 
4:50pm
Sen. Kapenga. Statement on Capitol protest. 
4:50pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on treasonous U.S. Capitol mob in support of Pres. Trump. 
3:47pm
Sen. Nass. Violence at the U.S. Capitol. 
3:20pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on Trump-fueled uprising in Washington, DC.
3:19pm
Sen. Cowles. Condemns events in Washington D.C.
11:06am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Powerful Special Interests Behind Lawsuit Immunity in Republican Covid ‘Relief’ Bill
11:05am
Sen. Smith. Column: Foxconn: Breaking Up is Hard to Do
9:13am
Rep. Dallman. Takes oath of office. 
3:08am
Wisconsin Association for Justice. Legislators Should Reject AB-1

3:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP lawmaker alleges Robin Vos retaliated against him for seeking leadership change
3:22am
Madison.com. GOP fast-tracking divisive COVID-19 relief measures; Gov. Tony Evers says veto possible
3:18am
WKOW. Health committee passes GOP COVID response bill
3:17am
WISC. Republicans move forward on COVID-19 relief bill, Democrats continue to skip in-person proceedings

State Agencies

10:14am
WEDC. Allocates funding to Key Strategic Partner organizations for another year. 
10:13am
DNR. Incidental take notice for Adams County. 
9:15am
DATCP. USGS to conduct helicopter survey of northeast Wisconsin bedrock. 

Economy/Business

11:39am
Charter Communications. Joins Senator Dale Kooyenga to award $2,500 to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight of Wisconsin. 
10:16am
Wisconsin Technology Council. From lab to marketplace: Learn how Milwaukee
tech transfer works at Jan. 26 Tech Council webinar.

3:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DWD Hopes To Start Paying New $300 Unemployment Supplement In 'Next Few Weeks'

Coronavirus

12:39pm
AP. Governors scramble to speed vaccine effort after slow start
3:49am
Politico. States struggle for control of chaotic vaccine rollout
3:28am
CBS 58. 'There are many, many variables': Milwaukee city, county leaders discuss vaccine plan
3:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Is it fair'? Wisconsin faces decisions on who will be next in line for COVID-19 vaccinations
3:20am
Cap Times. Gov. Tony Evers defends rocky COVID-19 vaccine rollout
3:16am
Madison.com. About 86,000 vaccinated against COVID-19 in Wisconsin, state says
3:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Priority Categories For Coronavirus Vaccine Not Cut And Dried

Environment/Outdoors

3:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Michigan Judge Denies Permit For Back Forty Mine On The Banks Of The Menominee River

Statewide

2:53pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. First in Wisconsin to offer new heart failure treatment. 
1:10pm
FRWD. Introduces new website. 
12:33pm
WIPPS. Announces new board members for 2021. 

Education

1:10pm
UW-Milwaukee. Alumni house sold to Andy Nunemaker for renovation as private residence. 
11:36am
UW-Madison. A new way to help the immune system fight back against cancer
11:07am
UW-Stout. Industrial design grad rings in new year by embarking on dream job at MasterCraft boats

Local

3:48pm
City of Madison. Less Salty: Don’t Miss Out on Salt Awareness Week 2021
3:21pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Unveils new sign for Harriet Tubman Park. 
3:14am
City of Madison. Adopts New Requirements for Electric Vehicle Charging

Congress

4:56pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Statement on the breach of the U.S. Capitol building. 
4:09pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Statement on the deliberate disruption of the peaceful transfer of federal executive power. 
4:08pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Statement on attack on U.S. Capitol building. 
3:50pm
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Lays out legislative priorities. 

4:37pm
Reuters. 'It's insurrection,' Biden says, as Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol
2:37pm
Wisonsin State Journal. Wisconsin congressional delegation condemns protesters who breached U.S. Capitol amid Joe Biden certification
2:35pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Republicans Tom Tiffany, Ron Johnson will be among those voting today to overturn election results
2:34pm
AP. Trump supporters storm US Capitol, clash with police
2:32pm
Reuters. Guns and teargas in U.S. Capitol as Trump supporters attempt to overturn his loss
3:48am
AP. Congress set to confirm Biden’s electoral win over Trump
3:21am
Racine Journal Times. Ron Johnson plans to continue election probes so long as Republicans win Georgia runoffs

Politics

12:08pm
RPW. More Division from Governor Evers and His Allies

3:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Seven candidates file paperwork to run for state superintendent of public instruction

Tuesday January 5, 2021

Kenosha

5:16pm
AG Kaul. Statement on Kenosha County District Attorney Decision in Officer-Involved Shooting of Jacob Blake
5:15pm
Rep. McGuire. Statement on charging decision by Kenosha County District Attorney. 
5:14pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Statement on charging decision in Jacob Blake case. 
4:43pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on lack of charges in Jacob Blake shooting. 
4:38pm
Gov. Evers. Releases statement on decision in Jacob Blake case. 
4:36pm
Rep. Steineke. Statement on Kenosha decision. 
4:35pm
Sen. Wanggaard, Rep. Kerkman. Joint statement about Jacob Blake shooting decision. 
4:29pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Issues Statement Following Charging Decision of Kenosha DA In Shooting of Jacob Blake
4:28pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Statement on Kenosha County District Attorney's charging decision. 

4:27pm
AP. No charges against Wisconsin officer who shot Jacob Blake

Legislative

4:26pm
Rep. James. Elected Majority Caucus Secretary. 
4:07pm
WMC. Urges Legislature, Governor to Support Liability Protections in Assembly Bill 1
4:06pm
Rep. Vining. Statement on Assembly Bill 1. 
3:59pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Executive Committee Passes Important Protections For Wisconsin’s Struggling Small Businesses
3:57pm
Rep. Subeck. Decries Assembly Republicans for Putting Politics Ahead of People
3:35pm
WEAC. Testimony in opposition to Assembly Bill 1. 
3:02pm
Sen. Agard. Afraid of compromise, Republicans fall short in their COVID-19 bill package. 
3:00pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Testimony on AB-1.
1:49pm
Sen. Cowles. Applauds Brown County's riverfront leadership. 
1:13pm
Rep. Vruwink. Announces Committee Assignments
1:12pm
Sen. Wirch. Calls for Peaceful Protest, Reform Ahead of DA’s Decision in Jacob Blake Shooting
12:22pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Racine Unified abandoned kids during spring semester. 
11:46am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Memo to Assembly Health Committee on AB-1.
11:44am
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Wisconsin businesses, schools need liability protection. 
3:43am
LFB. Summary of the provisions of 2021 Assembly Bill 1. 
3:06am
Rep. Gundrum. Begins new term in office. 
3:05am
Rep. Murphy. Sworn In for New Term in State Assembly
3:04am
Rep. Brooks. Inaugurated for a Fourth Term
3:04am
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Republican COVID-19 legislation. 
3:03am
Rep. Oldenburg. Sworn Into Second Wisconsin Assembly Term
3:02am
Rep. Spiros. Takes Oath of Office
3:01am
Rep. Allen. On Inauguration Day, Assembly places election integrity as high priority
3:00am
Rep. Edming. Honored to Continue Representing the 87th District
2:59am
Rep. Born. Begins Fifth Term in Assembly

2:35pm
Racine Journal Times. GOP COVID package no longer includes mandate for schools that went virtual to pay parents
2:33pm
U.S. News & World Report. Businesses, Public Health Agencies at Odds Over Virus Bill
11:52am
Cap Times. New Wisconsin legislative session brings potential for compromise, infighting
11:41am
Spectrum News. “I Was Not Going to Run”: Why a Wisconsin Health Care Provider Became a Politician
3:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republicans' COVID-19 package largely ditches 'compromise' offered by governor
3:38am
WISC. Wisconsin Assembly to require in-person attendance this session, masks encouraged but not required
3:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Republican Lawmakers Unveil, Fast-Track New COVID-19 Bill
3:26am
CBS 58. Legislature passes resolution reopening Wisconsin State Capitol to the public
3:25am
WISC. State Assembly to take up second COVID-19 relief bill this week
3:23am
WKBT. Doyle decries Republicans’ refusal to require masks at Wisconsin Legislature’s inauguration
3:10am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republicans Ignore Evers on Virus Response Plan

State Agencies

3:34pm
DOT. Midwest states prepare for the future of transportation
2:23pm
DNR. Announces temporary trail closures at Potawatomi State Park. 
1:22pm
DNR. Asks public to help shape deer management in Wisconsin. 
11:31am
DNR. Elk management plan open for public comment. 
9:22am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe Newsletter January 2021. 
9:10am
DNR. Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan
For Florence, Forest, Marinette And Oconto Counties
Virtual Public Meeting Jan. 19

Economy/Business

1:14pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County Announces $4 Million for Small Businesses Most Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

2:34pm
WDIO. Gun dealers still trying to keep up with demand in Wisconsin
2:33pm
Spectrum News. Wisconsin Truckers Keep Busy Amid Pandemic
3:24am
Fox 11. Green Bay, feeling economic loss, awaits Packers' call on playoff attendance

Coronavirus

2:18pm
Sen. Darling. Demands Answers from Evers Administration on Vaccine Rollout 
8:58am
Survival Coalition. Updated December 29: COVID cases and deaths among people with disabilities and older adults in Wisconsin. 
8:57am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Patience and diligence are essential, as broad availability of COVID-19 vaccines is still months away

2:35pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. After Lower Holiday Numbers, DHS Reports 95 New COVID-19 Deaths
11:41am
USA Today. How is COVID-19 vaccine distribution going? The scene in Wisconsin is 'bizarre, disorganized'
3:26am
WTMJ. Local veterans home continues to battle COVID-19 outbreak as cases rise
3:24am
NBC 26. Long-term care leaders say all Wisconsin nursing homes should receive vaccine in next two weeks
3:23am
WBAY. First responders frustrated to not be vaccinated yet

Statewide

4:08pm
GCSAA. Wisconsin latest state to publish BMP guidelines for golf courses. 
12:21pm
Hubbard Wilson & Zelenkova. Announces new team member. 
10:19am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Toni Hekert joins staff. 

3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Rural Areas Of Wisconsin Suffer From Major Gaps In Broadband Access

Courts

4:22pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Clean Wisconsin v. DNR - order.
4:21pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Clean Wisconsin v. DNR -  order. 
4:21pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Clean Wisconsin v. DNR - order. 
4:19pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Clean Wisconsin v. DNR - order. 
9:48am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts four new cases. 

Education

3:34pm
UW-Eau Claire. Community COVID-19 testing extended through mid-January
1:22pm
UW-Madison. First employees and students receive COVID-19 vaccine at University Health Services
1:20pm
UW System President Thompson. And Wisconsin comedian Berens urge continued use of free testing sites
11:32am
Alverno College. Eastberg named Dean of Professionsl and Graduate Studies. 
11:30am
Mount Mary University. Former President Sister Ellen Lorenz, SSND, left enduring legacy. 
10:25am
UW-Green Bay. Rapid (surge) Testing is open at UW-Green Bay through mid-January 2021

2:34pm
WKOW. Comedian Charlie Berens helps UW System President Thompson ‘Smash COVID’
3:25am
WKOW. Stoughton Area School Board approves phased reopening plan

Local

3:23am
Fox 11. State grant to help move coal piles out of downtown Green Bay
3:16am
Spectrum News. Kenosha Common Council Gives Mayor Emergency Authority
3:15am
WSAW. Wis. National Guard will go to Kenosha ahead of charging decision in Jacob Blake case

Congress

4:05pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Discusses Election Integrity, Electoral Commission on Fox News
3:08am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Election Irregularities Demand Investigation
3:07am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. On Blacklisting of Mother, Father, Son, Daughter

3:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In Wisconsin and elsewhere, some of the strongest critics of GOP effort to challenge Biden victory are fellow Republicans
3:16am
Fox 6. WI Republicans spar over whether to challenge Electoral College results

Politics

3:32am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Democrat Karl Jaeger to make second run for 89th Assembly District seat after Nygren quit

Monday January 4, 2021

Governor

3:34pm
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin National Guard Mobilized to Assist Civil Authorities and Preserve Public Safety in Kenosha.
2:06pm
Gov. Evers. Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. 
12:14pm
Gov. Evers. And WEDC announce $500,000 grant award to Brown County for Port of Green Bay expansion. 
9:25am
Gov. Evers. Calls on Legislature to Pass COVID Compromise as First Act in New Legislative Session

Legislative

4:54pm
Rep. Vining. Sworn in as 14th Assembly District Representative for her Second Term & Announces Committee Assignments
4:53pm
Rep. Macco. Committed to putting Wisconsin first in new biennium. 
4:52pm
Rep. Kitchens. Supports Assembly's COVID package. 
4:51pm
Rep. Tittl. Begins new term in office. 
4:50pm
Speaker Vos. Begins session with focus on second COVID relief bill. 
4:41pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Begins fifth term in 105th Wisconsin State Legislature. 
4:37pm
Sen. Stafsholt. Takes oath of office for 10th Senate District. 
4:36pm
Rep. Dittrich. Sworn in to the 105th Assembly Session. 
4:35pm
Rep. James. Begins second term as State Representative. 
4:29pm
Sen. Smith. Looks forward to 2021-22 session. 
4:27pm
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on committee assignment. 
4:26pm
Sen. Kapenga. Sworn in as Senate President.
4:19pm
Rep. Knodl. Begins seventh term in State Assembly. 
4:18pm
Majority Leader LeMahieu, Speaker Vos. Legislature passes Joint Resolution re-opening the Capitol. 
4:17pm
Rep. Considine. Celebrates inauguration.
4:16pm
Rep. Summerfield. Sworn in for third term. 
4:07pm
Rep. Duchow. Sworn in for fourth term in State Assembly. 
4:00pm
Rep. Plumer. Inaugurated to State Assembly for third term. 
3:57pm
Sen. Ballweg. Sworn in for 105th Wisconsin State Legislature
3:56pm
Rep. Snyder. Begins Third Term in the Legislature
3:55pm
Rep. Vorpagel. Sworn in to State Assembly. 
3:55pm
Rep. Callahan. Inaugurated. 
3:54pm
Rep. Steineke. Re-sworn in as Representative of 5th Assembly District. 
3:53pm
A Better Wisconsin Together. New Legislature must put COVID relief first. 
3:52pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Begins sixth term in State Assembly. 
3:33pm
Rep. Magnafici. Begins second term. 
3:25pm
Sen. Cowles. Inaugurated for a four-year term. 
3:06pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Begins New Legislative Session with COVID-19 Response Bill and Committee Assignments
2:49pm
Rep. Shelton. Praises Governor Evers, WEDC for $500,000 Grant Award to Brown County for Port of Green Bay Expansion
2:38pm
Rep. Hintz. Democrats introduce COVID-19 response bill, ready to work on first day. LRB-0993
2:16pm
Rep. Hintz. Announces committee assignments.  Committee Assignments.
2:01pm
Rep. Vining. And Democratic colleagues hit the ground running on day one of new legislative session with COVID-19 response bill. 
1:56pm
Rep. Hebl. Announces 2021-22 committee assignments. 
1:55pm
Sen. Jacque. Praises Brown County Port expansion breakthrough. 
1:41pm
Rep. Hebl. Statement on Assembly Democratic COVID-19 legislation. 
12:58pm
Rep. Emerson. Statement on introduction of Covid response legislation. 
12:58pm
Rep. Shelton. Urges Legislature to pass COVID-19 relief bill. 
12:57pm
Sen. Roys. Sworn in and ready to serve. 
12:56pm
Rep. McGuire. Co-sponsors comprehensive COVID-19 package. 
12:56pm
Sen. Pfaff. Sworn into Wisconsin State Senate. 
12:35pm
Sen. Felzkowski. Sworn in as Senator for 12th Senate District. 
12:06pm
Sen. Bernier. Looking forward to new legislative session and guiding the state budget. 
12:06pm
Rep. Neubauer. Assembly Democrats introduce COVID-19 response bill. 
12:04pm
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on introduction of COVID-19 response legislation. 
11:45am
Sen. Wimberger. Inauguration: New voice for northeast Wisconsin. 
11:10am
Sen. Bradley. Sworn into Wisconsin State Senate. 
10:33am
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on Assembly Democrats day one COVID-19 response legislation. 
10:15am
Rep. Subeck. And Democrats introduce COVID-19 response legislation. 
10:14am
Rep. Rodriguez. Statement on introduction of COVID-19 response legislation. 
9:39am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Masks at State Legislature Inauguration
3:44am
Rep.-elect Cabral-Guevara. Announces committee assignments. 
3:43am
Rep. Steineke. Statement on passing of FASD school administrator, Kevin Kilstofte. 

3:59pm
AP. Statehouses could prove to be hothouses for virus infection
2:09pm
WSAW. Gov. Evers calls on Legislature to pass COVID-19 bill first
3:31am
La Crosse Tribune. State Sen.-elect Pfaff says he is 'uniquely situated' to bridge partisan gap
3:30am
U.S. News & World Report. Virus, Elections, Budget Top Wisconsin Legislative Agenda

State Agencies

2:02pm
Wisconsin Lottery. $93,000 Badger 5 ticket purchased in Pewaukee expires January 11. 
11:08am
DATCP. 74th Alice in Daryland finals cancelled. 

3:32am
Fox 6. Wisconsin resources aid families in 'child care deserts'
3:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin regulators to update 17-year-old rules on customer-owned power sources

Coronavirus

12:07pm
DMA. UPDATE: Wisconsin National Guard approaches one million COVID-19 tests collected

3:33am
Fox 11. New coronavirus cases in Wisconsin on Sunday double Saturday's newly confirmed cases
3:29am
Fox 11. Wisconsin COVID-19 testing numbers remain low in the start to 2021
3:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 Test-Positivity Rate Continues To Rise In Wisconsin
3:26am
WAOW. Local health officials have mixed feelings about COVID-19 vaccine rollout
3:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. ‘They played with our lives’: How one Wisconsin prison failed to contain a COVID-19 outbreak
3:21am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Hospitalizations Due to COVID-19 Increase by 80

Statewide

4:34pm
Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin. Announces hiring of Communications Director. 
1:40pm
WMC. Craig Summerfield Joins as Director of Environmental & Energy Policy

3:32am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin still has nation's highest rate of deadly falls among older adults

Courts

2:12pm
WXOW. Federal judge rejects lawsuit seeking to overturn Trump loss

Education

2:46pm
UW-Stout. Free seminars tackle the challenge of managing employees virtually
10:13am
UW-Madison. Subscriptions to satellite alerts linked to decreased deforestation in Africa
9:38am
UW-Stout. Housing director honored by statewide professional organization

3:31am
Racine Journal Times. Racine Unified one of 13 Wisconsin public school systems that didn't offer virtual instruction in spring 2020

Local

2:28pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Calls On Kenosha Common Council To Protect the Rights of Demonstrators In Anticipation of Charging Decision in Jacob Blake Case
1:39pm
Racine Common Council. Letter from Council President Tate II, Members of the Racine Common Council, and Mayor Mason Opposing the Creation of New Youth Detention Facility in the City of Racine
1:38pm
Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin. Fighter jet noise disrupts lives, children, and working from home. 

3:41am
Reuters. Kenosha preparing for protests when charging decision comes on Jacob Blake's shooting
3:36am
WTMJ. "People died that night, my client nearly died that night": Kenosha shooting victims file $20 million claim against City, County
3:27am
Fox 11. Milwaukee ends 2020 with 189 people killed in homicides

Congress

3:26am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. And Colleagues Release Statement Concerning January 6 Vote
3:25am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Sworn in to second term, 117th Congress. 

3:30am
The Hill. GOP attacks Democrats for allowing Moore to vote after positive COVID test
3:29am
WAOW. Gov. Evers, Sen. Tammy Baldwin respond to GOP senators trying to invalidate election results
3:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Sen. Ron Johnson Joins Effort To Reject Presidential Elector Ballots. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
3:25am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Sworn in to 117th Congress
3:24am
AP. Republicans condemn ‘scheme’ to undo election for Trump
3:22am
Politico. 'You're the arsonist here': Fiery debate between NBC host, GOP senator

Politics

11:10am
Pocan for Congress. Announces he will not run for Senate in 2022. 
3:26am
RPW. Ron Kind Confirms His Status as Pelosi’s Puppet

 

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