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Thursday February 28, 2013 - Updated 5:05pm

Senate Passes Mining Legislation.

1:20pm
Sen. Tiffany. Statement on Senate passage of Senate Bill 1.
10:47am
Americans for Prosperity. Applaud Senate as it passes mining reform.
3:26am
Statements: Sierra Club. Sen. Darling. WMC. Sen. Vukmir. Sen. Cowles. Midwest Environmental Advocates. Sen. Gudex. Sen. Harris. Sen. Lassa. Sen. Cullen.
3:17am
Statements: Sen. Lazich. Sen. Taylor. Sen. Hansen. Sen. Farrow. Sen. Larson. Sen. Fitzgerald. League of Conservation Voters. Sen. Miller.

3:54am
Wisconsin Reporter. Mine's future uncertain, despite near-certain passage of mining bill.
3:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate approves mine bill, sends it to Assembly. Wisconsin State Journal.

Governor

9:38am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

2:49pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker says referendum on County Board should focus solely on pay.
2:47pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker defends dealings with city, urges focus on economic development.
2:45pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Any of state's 11 tribes can veto off-reservation casino, Scott Walker says.

Budget

1:18pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Column: Biennial budget.
9:35am
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of Wisconsin. Looking forward to passage of Governor Walker's biennium budget.

4:51am
Baraboo News Republic. Big stakes under the big top.
4:17am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: If you pay more, you will save more in a tax cut.
4:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Proposed smoking fee draws surprise foes: anti-smoking advocates.
3:58am
Chippewa Herald. Budget provision to lift ban on foreign ownership of land criticized.
3:56am
Wisconsin Reporter. Walker wants to spend taxpayer money to crack down on tax cheats.

Legislative

5:05pm
Rep. Spiros. Votes to protect the environment and aid Wisconsin manufacturers.
4:33pm
Rep. Born. Statement on passage of Assembly Bill 14.
4:32pm
Rep. Steineke. Votes to strengthen economy with targeted job-growth bills.
4:02pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on legislative session on jobs.
4:01pm
Rep. Kahl. Applauds bipartisan effort to pass Democratic jobs bills.
3:52pm
Reps. Jorgensen, Stone, Krug. Economic development package passes Assembly with broad bipartisan support.
3:48pm
Rep. Nass. Assembly votes to waste $1 million in the name of bipartisanship.
3:46pm
Rep. Bernard Schaber. Announces March office hours.
3:35pm
Wisconsin Safe Milk Coalition. Memo to Legislature: Do not co-sponsor or support raw milk legislation.
2:59pm
Rep. Ballweg. Resolution to make March 2013 American Red Cross Month.
1:51pm
Reps. Thiesfeldt, Craig. Request GAB hearing. Letter to Chairwoman Bernier.
11:15am
Sen. Vukmir. Letter to AG Van Hollen regarding GAB.
11:13am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Urges state lawmakers to reject Assembly Bill 26. Letter to Chairman August.
9:33am
Rep. Ballweg. 9th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship.
9:30am
Reps. Brooks, Ringhand. Co-author pro-entrepreneur legislation.
9:29am
Rep. Barca. Democratic weekly radio address.
3:07am
Rep. Severson. Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Mental Health holds first meeting.
3:05am
Sen. Lazich. Calls to end the volleyball mess at GAB by reiterating call for GAB audit.

3:02pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly overwhelmingly passes jobs bill intended to make state more competitive.

State Agencies

3:56pm
DOJ. Obtains judgment against owner of unlicensed debt adjustment service company.
3:40pm
OCI. Bulletin: Rate filings for health benefit plans sold through associations.
2:32pm
PSC. To host informational seminar for attorneys.
1:25pm
WEDC. Wisconsin businesses gain access to expanded trade support.
1:23pm
DNR. Seeks comment on new process to open up agency guidance development to the public.
10:48am
DSPS. Meetings March 4-8.
9:39am
DATCP. Seminar planned for livestock and genetics exporters.
9:34am
DOJ. The Wisconsin Crime Alert Network helps identify suspects in global ATM skimming ring.

Economy/Business

4:41pm
Integrys Group. Reports fourth quarter earnings.
4:03pm
Integrys Group. With recent heavy snows, WPS has safety reminders for customers.
10:42am
UW-Extension. Dane County Small Business Awards will honor locally owned businesses.
9:37am
AT&T. Invested nearly $725 million in Wisconsin from 2010 through 2012 to enhance speeds, reliability and performance for customers.
9:36am
AT&T. Invested nearly $80 million in Madison area from 2010 through 2012 to enhance speeds, reliability and performance for customers.
8:09am
Bureau of Economic Analysis. Gross domestic product, 4th quarter and annual 2012 (second estimate). Bloomberg.
8:06am
Dept. of Labor. Unemployment insurance weekly claims report. Reuters.

Statewide

2:30pm
Wisconsin Cheesemakers Association. Public invited to taste best cheeses in the U.S. at Championship Cheese Charity Event to benefit Paul's Pantry in Green Bay.
10:41am
State Bar of Wisconsin. Recognizes journalists with Golden Gavel Award.
9:32am
Ministry Saint Claire's Hospital. Named one of the nation's 100 top hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.
3:18am
Lenzendorf Winters & Associates. Announces representation of newly formed organization, Indpendent Funeral Directors of Wisconsin.

5:28am
Governing. Muni bond tax exemption repeal could spike borrowing costs by 50%.

Courts

8:10am
District IV Court of Appeals. Wisconsin State Employees Union v. State of Wisconsin.

2:43pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. State workers' furlough lawsuit dismissed.
4:24am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Supreme Court raises doubts about Voting Rights Act.
4:10am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Open window to an ugly world.

Education

3:37pm
AFT, Local 212. Announces successor contract.
3:07pm
MPS. To offer early contracts to highly-qualified educators Saturday.
1:24pm
UW-Stout. RockFest climbing competition adds Reel Rock Film Tour.
11:14am
Kids Express Learning Center. Read Across America.
10:49am
UW-Stout. Packaging program recognized by national news website.
10:44am
UW-River Falls. Hosts public astronomy talk and observatory viewing March 13.
10:43am
UW-Extension. New online resource supports sustainable energy use.

4:06am
Beloit Daily News. ADCDF? - Voucher plan sparks debate on measuring Beloit schools.
3:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MATC board approves new faculty contract early.

Local

3:30pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Mayo. Commends Milwaukee County staff, leadership for work during winter weather event.
2:18pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Stamper. Responds to the format changes at 1290 WMCS-AM Talk Radio.

3:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Potawatomi doubles down its attack on Kenosha casino.
3:43am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. National Wildlife Federation questions Waukesha water request.
3:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Racing sausage no longer a missing link.

Congress

3:16pm
DPW. What sequester? Sean Duffy is on "vacation."
1:55pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. And LGBT equality caucus applaud House passage of VAWA.
11:38am
U.S. Rep. Petri. Bill would help taxpayers victimized by ID theft.
11:37am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Bill to require EPA to study effects of E15.

5:36am
Reuters. Analysis: Cuts unlikely to deliver promised U.S. budget savings.
5:35am
Bloomberg. (Video) Sparks fly: Bernanke asked to cut the 'ton of fat.'
5:24am
The Hill. Sequester cuts are here to stay.
5:00am
New York Times. Editorial: Congress's power to protect the vote.
4:56am
USA Today. Fitch warns U.S. risks losing AAA debt rating.
4:13am
Stevens Point Journal. As budget cuts loom, is government shutdown next?
3:59am
Chippewa Herald. Americans yawn at budget cut hype.
3:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Edward Flynn makes spirited call for assault weapons ban.

Federal Agencies

4:19am
Daily Reporter. Unions aim to limit budget cut fallout on workers.

Politics

3:12pm
State Bar of Wisconsin, We the People Wisconsin. Supreme Court candidate debate set for March 22.

4:38am
Waukesha Patch. 98th Assembly District results are official.
4:02am
Janesville Gazette. Kenosha Democrat considering another run at Paul Ryan.

Wednesday February 27, 2013

Mining Legislation

2:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate debate Wednesday on mining bill could extend into the wee hours. Daily Reporter.  

Governor

4:23pm
USA Today. Scott Walker: Government dependence not American Dream.
5:12am
USA Today. Christie adds New Jersey to the Medicaid expansion list.

Budget

1:16pm
Military Order of the Purple Heart Department of Wisconsin. Governor Walker's 2014-15 biennium budget receives overwhelming support.

2:20pm
Chippewa Herald. Reactions mixed on Walker plan to end residency rules.
4:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. State would no longer regulate claw arcade games under budget provision.
4:15am
Chippewa Herald. Shift from Medicaid 'of good value,' outgoing health secretary says.
4:12am
Wisconsin Reporter. Borrowing costs may wipe out Walker's Wisconsin savings.
3:54am
Superior Telegram. Governor's budget threatens public schools.

Legislative

5:12pm
Speaker Vos, Rep. Stone. GAB must be held accountable.
2:15pm
Rep. Schraa. Building a bomb, owning an assault weapon the same crime under Democrat bill.
2:09pm
Sen. Larson. (Updated) Statement on Milwaukee Area Technical College local control.
12:43pm
Rep. Sargent. Legislative website launched.
12:18pm
Sen Vukmir. Outraged by GAB's inability to follow the law.
12:17pm
Rep. Barnes. Sen. Grothman needlessly attacks MATC.
9:03am
City of Washburn Mayor Griffiths. Resolution in opposition to AB1/SB1.  Resolution.
7:11am
Sen. Taylor. Column: "Meat cleaver" sequester wrong for Wisconsin.
3:39am
Ashland City Council. Mining resolution.

2:11pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State panel raises concerns about bill allowing charges for public records redactions.
5:02am
WISC. Three senators reveal competing mining amendments.
4:36am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: It's not one or the other with the mining bill.
4:06am
Daily Cardinal. Contradictory polls reflect stances on mining bill in divided state Legislature.
4:00am
Lakeland Times. State lawmakers hear concerns over Highway 51 project.
3:48am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Senate set to vote on mining bill.
3:46am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Cowles wants quick action on double dipping.

State Agencies

4:25pm
DNR. State Natural Resources Board appoints five members of new Sporting Heritage Council.
2:26pm
DPI. 123 schools plan to participate in Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.
2:23pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Mortgage settlement to provide $143.6M in Wisconsin relief.
1:15pm
Wisconsin Historical Society. Father Groppi's fight for civil rights in Milwaukee documented in new book for young readers.
12:12pm
DSPS. Meeting addendum.
10:06am
AG Van Hollen. Announces mortgage settlement relief to Wisconsin residents tops $143 million, exceeding initial estimates.
10:05am
DOT. Door County's Bayview Bridge web site now available.
10:04am
DATCP. Investigation leads to charges against roofer.
10:03am
Emergency Management. Be a force of nature.
3:40am
RENEW Wisconsin. Petitions PSC to improve interconnection rules.

4:35am
Racine Journal Times. Public hearing sees vehement opposition to use of dogs in wolf hunt.

Economy/Business

3:15pm
Alliant energy. Promotes Diggers Hotline excavator safety training.

4:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tribal gaming revenue in state down 5% in four years.

Statewide

4:45pm
Media Trackers. Attorney helping Bad River Band helped lead MMSD in 17.56 billion gallons of sewage dumps.
3:10pm
Forest County Potawatomi Community. Out-of-state gaming interests continue to bet on Wisconsin.
12:20pm
WISPIRG. Offshore tax dodging blows $814 million hole in WI budget.
12:16pm
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Wastewater treatment no comparison to open-pit mining pollution.
12:11pm
Enough Already WI. Wisconsin gaming takes a 5% hit.
10:01am
American Majority. Local groups celebrate the life of Andrew Breitbart.
3:37am
9 to 5 Wisconsin. Children to share success stories celebrating WI FMLA, ask state legislators to protect, expand the law.

4:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tribe opposing mine has its own water quality problems.
4:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Electronic toll roads envisioned for nation.
4:39am
Daily Reporter. Coal ash ruling looms as ferry companies fued.

Courts

3:23pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Files friend of court brief on HHS contraceptive mandates.

Education

4:42pm
UW System. Miller to lead UW System administration and fiscal affairs.
2:19pm
Brookfield Now. Elmbrook School District braces for new state budget, potential $2.3 million deficit.
1:19pm
UW-Stout. Student-athlete uses physics to compare types of softball bats.
12:45pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Details on MATC union contract, board.
12:10pm
Marquette University. 50 most important African-Americans in Technology include Marquette engineering professor.
12:09pm
Marquette University. Director of White House Office of National Drug Control Policy next gues for "On the Issues."

7:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With union law in court, MATC approves faculty contract.
4:56am
WJKBT. Group of UW-L students push for tobacco-free campus.
4:42am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan Area School District faces $5 million shortfall.
4:19am
Beloit Daily News. Millions in cuts expected.

Local

5:03pm
Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. Wilson confirmation coud be start of better, more open, inclusive and accessible process.
4:29pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Bowen. Expresses his disappointment in the recent changes to 1290 WMCS-AM talk radio format.
3:18pm
Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission. Presents 2013 Art Poster.
3:32am
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Citizens' move will protect river's future.

2:16pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Police Chief Fynn argues for assault weapon ban at Senate hearing.
5:00am
WGBA. Low frequency noise debate.

Congress

4:43pm
American Association of University Women. Violence Against Women Act focus of meeting.
1:13pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Sequester will cost Wisconsin hospitals $2 million a week.
7:46am
Menominee Indian School District. Congressional "sequester" could have devastating school impacts.

2:22pm
Milwauke Business Journal. Sequestration could hit 15,000 Wisconsin jobs: Hospital association.
5:30am
Reuters. In separating gun-control bills, Democrats reveal strategy.
5:24am
Wall Street Journal. New spate of acrimony in Congress as cuts loom.
4:43am
WTAQ. 8th District Congressman Reid Ribble proposes sequester flexibility. Fox 11. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter.
4:38am
Daily Reporter. In budget fight, sky is falling again.
4:17am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. White House, Congress facing cuts too.

Federal Agencies

4:13am
La Crosse Tribune. Fort McCoy braces for cuts.

Politics

4:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editoiral: Evers deserves a second term.
3:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker's approval numbers dip, poll by Democratic firm shows.

Tuesday February 26, 2013

Governor

4:34am
Oshkosh Northwestern. HHS official touts Medicaid, mum on Walker choice.
4:07am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Walker presses Obama on budget cuts.

Budget

12:59pm
NAMI Wisconsin. Shares concerns about budget's impact on people with mental illness.
8:55am
Hispanics for School Choice. Does not support a referendum requirement for the expansion of Wisconsin's school choice program.
8:51am
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Governor's budget looks to be "mixed bag" for women's health, safety and economic security.

4:40am
Baraboo News Republic. State senator: 'Lines being drawn' over public education funding.
3:59am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Budget fails to prioritize education.

Legislative

4:52pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Plans to boost manufacturing, create jobs approved in committee, advance to floor for vote.
4:26pm
Sen. Harris. Disappointed by attacks to Wisconsin's premiere technical college.
1:55pm
Reps. Severson, Klenke. State Representatives condemn Bad River Tribe's pollution record.
1:54pm
Rep. Sinicki. Statement on inadequate committee process for AB-35.
12:31pm
Wisconsin Association for Justice. Urges defeat of Assembly Bill 19.
11:12am
Sen. Grothman. Statement on Milwaukee Area Technical College.
8:48am
WMC. Voters overwhelmingly support iron mining reform.

11:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Business lobby poll says public wants mine.
11:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Sen. Jon Erpenbach says he'll work with GOP on Medicaid deal.
4:32am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Gudex proposes sales tax holidays.
4:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. African-American leaders say bill on County Board would weaken minority voice.
4:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Legislature committee advances $15 million in worker training grants.
4:29am
Sheboygan Press. News group recognizes Joe Leibham.
4:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. Joint Finance Committee backs GOP's mining bill. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
4:00am
Daily Cardinal. Students lobby for tuition cap at Capitol.
3:52am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Poll claims waning public support for mining bill.

State Agencies

2:49pm
DFI. Wisconsin bank earnings up 53% in 2012.
1:00pm
DNR. Weekly news.
12:19pm
DATCP. Plans open house meetings on gypsy moth spraying.
12:16pm
DWD Sec. Newson, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch. Regional workforce leaders dedicate new mobile manufacturing training lab.
11:15am
AG Van Hollen. And Metro Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program announce new, improved process for homeowners seeking mediation services
11:13am
AG Van Hollen. Announces settlement with Healthpoint, Ltd.
10:34am
WEDC. Announces investment tax credit eligibility for emerging businesses.
10:28am
DPI. Schools nominated for Green Ribbon Award.

Statewide

3:01pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Puts MATC on notice.
2:48pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Wisconsin stands to lose massive funding for education, healthcare and public safety from sequester cuts.
2:46pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Banks healthy; Waiting for loan demand to return.
12:18pm
UW Credit Union. Achieves EPA's Green Power Leadership Club designation.
10:02am
Media Trackers. EPA data points to massive Clean Water Act violations by Bad River Chippewa.
8:57am
WMC. Hires Capitol veteran to lobby on health care, employment policy.
4:25am
National Weather Service. Winter weather advisory (S, SE WI).

4:58am
Fox 11. S.S. Badger to start shipping season May 6.
4:37am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Universal background checks on gun sales draw praise, scorn.
4:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Culture of alcohol shares blame.

Courts

8:43am
DPW. Federal panel rules WisGOP likely commited "fraud, misrepresentation or misconduct" in redistricting.

3:04pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Women workers in Wisconsin file new class action against Wal-Mart.
8:46am
Thomson Reuters. Wisconsin is next Wal-Mart battleground.
5:10am
New York Times. State can cut back on Medicaid payments, administration says.

Education

4:47pm
UW-Whitewater. To close freshman admissions April 1.
11:27am
UW-Stout. Minnesota artist is focus of film, exhibit at Furlong Gallery.
8:47am
UW-Madison. Senior to use Twitter in UW System "Knowledge Powers Wisconsin" campaign.

5:34am
USA Today. Doctors oppose automatic school suspensions, expulsions.
5:29am
Reuters. High school graduation rate up sharply, but red flags abound.
5:01am
WKBT. UW-L Chancellor: pay raises needed to retain qualified employees.

Local

4:24pm
Milwaukee Ald. Wade. Thank you, Mr. Davis.
12:30pm
City of Madison. Area hospitals and public heallth announce launch of new web resource.
11:54am
MMSD. Burnham Canal wetlands project advances with EPA provided Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding.

4:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Keep Bucks in Milwaukee, stabilize city funds, Tom Barrett urges.

Congress

9:38am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Bill tackles waste, substitutes flexibility for across-the-board sequester cuts.

5:24am
Reuters. Analysis: Obama spending cuts strategy focused on waiting game.
4:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: A great nation brought low by its dysfunctional politics.
3:56am
Wisconsin Reporter. Economists: Political uncertainty more dangerous than budget cuts.

Federal Agencies

10:32am
Dept. of Commerce. New data shows 29 states hit record export levels in 2012.

Monday February 25, 2013

Mining Legislation

5:25pm
Sen. Tiffany, Rep. Suder. Thank Joint Finance Committee for their work on AB1/SB1.
5:23pm
Wisconsin Mining Association. Commends Joint Finance for vote on iron mining bill; encourages swift passage by Senate and Assembly.
5:22pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Joint statement on mining bill passage.
5:21pm
Rep. Hulsey. Non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo: Strip mine giveaway bill leaves taxpayer holding a $3.5 million bag of bills.
4:29pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on JFC passage of the "Mining for Jobs" bill.
4:28pm
Sen. Shilling. Flawed open-pit mining bill advances to State Senate.
4:26pm
Clean Wisconsin. Environmentally harmful mining bill advances to Senate.

4:34pm
WQOW. Budget panel approves mining bill.

Governor

11:39am
The Hill. Gov. Walker: Call Obama's 'bluff' on sequester. DPW.
5:36am
Sheboygan Press. Governors: Looming cuts threaten economy. Reuters. New York Times.
5:21am
Bloomberg. Immigration shift by Republicans silences crackdown governors.
5:19am
Bloomberg. Walker says entitlements should be cut to reduce deficit.
3:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker sees little Wisconsin impact from federal cuts.

Budget

4:12pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on LFB analysis of Walker tax plan.
4:11pm
DPW. Scott Walker's income tax cut benefits the wealthy.
4:03pm
Rep. Pasch. Statement on income tax plan memo.
4:02pm
LFB. Memo on distributional information on proposed individual income tax rate reduction.
3:55pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on the tax cut for the wealthy. LFB Memo.

4:05pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Average income tax cut under Gov. Walker budget: $83. Wisconsin State Journal.
4:51am
Superior Telegram. Governor's budget produces questions for Superior schools.
4:36am
Chippewa Herald. Walker's budget raises questions for families losing Medicaid.
4:24am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Editorial: Walker should accept federal Medicaid expansion.
4:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Budget is the wrong place to change residency rules.
4:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: So what makes the road builders so special? Hmm.
4:06am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Leaders of region's colleges give mixed grade to state budget proposal.
4:05am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: The principle of local control.
4:03am
Marshfield News Herald. State budget proposal concerns school leaders.
4:02am
Racine Journal Times. Walker's residency proposal would affect Racine city department heads.
3:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Much of tax savings from Scott Walker's proprosed cut would go to top 20%.
3:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker defends his plan to end residency rules.

Legislative

4:27pm
Rep. Severson. Reintroduces federal incolvency bill. LRB 0114/1.
3:48pm
Sen. Darling, Rep. Nygren. Wisconsin Fast Forward - Linking skilled workers and employers through technology.
2:13pm
Midwest Environmental Advocates, Sierra Club. The real truth about iron mining legislation. Review.
10:20am
Rep. Weininger, Sen. Gudex. Unveil "Back to School" sales tax holiday legislation.
9:33am
League of Conservation Voters. The open-pit mining bill threatens WI's outdoor economy.
8:20am
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation notices of the week.
8:18am
Rep. Thiesfeldt.  (Updated) Column: School choice works.

4:06pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Budget panel approves $9.3 million for prisons.
12:21pm
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System students push for cap on tuition increases.
12:04pm
Janesville Gazette. Hearing is Wednesday on bill on public records charges.
10:35am
Daily Reporter. GOP set to roll out mining bill.
8:37am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Suder says mine bill has protections, but opponents disagree.
8:16am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Editorial. Ellis bill legislative overreach.
4:44am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Republicans: Work-share bill not attack on private sector unions.
4:26am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. GOP: Don't look for new gun restrictions in Wisconsin.
4:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Critics rip mining bill's provision allowing firms to create replacement wetlands.

State Agencies

3:27pm
Board on Aging and Long-Term Care. Medicare's general enrollment period: Opportunity knocking.
12:39pm
DWD. Meetings and hearings Feb. 25-Mar. 1 (Updated).
10:57am
Highland Wind Farm. Emergency request to have the PSC reconsider its preliminary determination.
10:31am
DATCP. See questionable tax practices? Let DATCP know!
3:40am
Survival Coalition. Congratulates new DHS appointments.

12:12pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wind farm developer appeals, says project can meet state noise standard.
8:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. DNR slammed with complaints after announcing changes for MacKenzie Environmental Center.
5:04am
WISC. Snowmobile fatalities up to 15 statewide.
3:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. LogisitCare leaving Wisconsin after all.

Economy/Business

4:53am
Superior Telegram. Superior refinery owner delves into details of shipping oil on Great Lakes.

Statewide

4:00pm
Wisconsin Association of Health Underwriters. Questions about PPACA remain along with plenty of jargon.
12:37pm
Arts Wisconsin. Arts Day 2013.
10:48am
AT&T. Hispanic Business and Professionals Association receives $5,000 AT&T award to create new mentoring program.
10:25am
Wisconsin Builders Association. Wauwatosa builder sworn in as WBA President.
10:21am
Health Watch Wisconsin. Conference, "Hello, Health Reform" kicks off today.

12:20pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Firearm surrender efforts lagging in Wisconsin.
4:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin uses over 2 trillion gallons of water a year.
4:09am
The Hill. Health world braces for sequester.
3:59am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Seatbelt use not rising in Wisconsin despite 'Click It or Ticket' campaign.
3:49am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin hospitals losing millions in Medicare money.

Courts

3:51pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal panel opens GOP computers in Wisconsin redistricting case.

5:15am
USA Today. High court's DNA case pits crime solving vs. pivacy.

Education

2:53pm
UW-Madison. UW-Madison, UW-Extension, and UW Colleges Day comes to the Capitol.
8:19am
UW-River Falls. Dairy Club takes top honors at Midwest ADSA-SAD Conference.
8:06am
UW-River Falls. BFA and Senior Art Exhibition in Gallery 101.

5:58am
Green Bay Press Gazette. School voucher effectiveness questioned.
4:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Neenah teachers plan suit over loss of $170,000 retirement stipends.

Local

11:14am
Milwauke Mayor Barrett. State of the City Address text.
10:53am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. New Dane County Clear Lakes Task Force to coordinate public, private efforts to clean up Madison area lakes.
3:43am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clark. Operation Drive results in 19 DUI arrests.

Congress

2:31pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Highlights severe impact to Wisconsin communities if automatic spending cuts take place.

3:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. White House outlines sequester effects on Wisconsin.

Politics

3:44am
DPW. Rob Zerban blasts Paul Ryan sequester plans to "marginalize America."

Friday February 22, 2013

Governor

4:36pm
CWAG. It's time to transform DHS.
3:24pm
Mental Health America of Wisconsin. Congratulates Sec. Kittly Rhoades on her appointment.
2:42pm
Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force. Welcomes appointment of DHS Sec. Rhoades.
1:56pm
BPDD. Congratulates new DHS Sec. Kitty Rhoades.
1:05pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Congratulates newly appointed DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades.
12:01pm
Leading Age Wisconsin. Statement on appointment of DHS Secretary Rhoades.
12:01pm
DPW. Scott Walker's health care czar resigns.
11:44am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Statement on appointment of Secretary Rhoades.
10:03am
Gov. Walker. Kitty Rhoades appointed Secretary of the Department of Health Services.

11:14am
WMTV. Walker's health secretary Smith resigns. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
6:02am
Governing. Red states may take advantage of Obamacare loophole.

Budget

2:59pm
WISPIRG. Governor Walker's transportation budget pushes back against the highway lobby, but doesn't go far enough.
2:50pm
SEIU Wisconsin. Denounces Walker's education changes.
1:57pm
Rep. Steineke. Column: Budget bill keeps Wisconsin's fiscal house in order.
1:52pm
Health First Wisconsin. Budget response: Still time to close loopholes in tobacco tax, invest in tobacco prevention and control.
1:17pm
Rep. Hutton. Statement on Governor Walker's Budget Address.
1:04pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Column: Investing in Wisconsin's priorities.
12:03pm
Sierra Club. Governor Walker's budget chooses highway expansions over actual state needs.
3:44am
Survival Coalition. Says Governor's buget proposal falls short for Wisconsin residents with disabilities.
3:40am
Young Progressives. Shortsighted politics jeopardize Wisconsin's future.

2:57pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lifting residency rule would benefit the city, Sheriff Clarke says.
5:23am
Jefferson County Daily Union. Area lawmakers offer takes on budget plan.
5:21am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Double-decker I-94 getting serious look near Stadium Interchange.
5:11am
Badger Herald. Walker's budget proposal to ensure "modest" tuition increases.
5:08am
Wisconsin Reporter. WI's Walker wants public employees who light up to pay up.
5:06am
Wisconsin Reporter. Analysts worry Walker budget sets WI up for an economic fall.
5:02am
Chippewa Herald. Area Repubicans back governor's budget.
4:57am
Beloit Daily News. Proposal draws cheers, jeers as details emerge.
4:55am
Wisconsin State Journal. Experts see no big gain for economy, taxpayers in Scott Walker's budget proposal.
4:54am
Capital Times. Scott Walker's income tax cuts, by their very nature, skew toward wealthy.
4:46am
Racine Journal Times. State funding to city, county flat.
4:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County officials raise concerns about Scott Walker budget.
4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Battle lines drawn over Scott Walker's move to end residency requirements.
4:24am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Area state legisators endorse Walker's budget.
4:23am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Legislators discuss state employee wage increases, mining legislation and more.

Legislative

4:38pm
Rep. Vruwink. Appointed to Transportation Projects Commission.
11:30am
Sen. Lassa. Unemployment Council wants changes in work share bill.
10:11am
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Poll: Open-pit mining bill deeply unpopular. Public Policy Polling release. Results.
10:01am
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Legislation eliminates phantom damages.

12:07pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Mining bill vote may come March 6.

State Agencies

4:37pm
DOJ. Columbus woman ordered to stand trial for alleged theft from parish.
1:02pm
DATCP. No call list quarterly deadline approaching.
12:02pm
WEDC. Stong supply chain benefits aviation and aerospace sector in Wisconsin.
10:17am
DWD. Submits actual jobs data for third quarter of 2012.
10:13am
DATCP. Wisconsin ag exports reach record value in 2012.
10:11am
WEDC. Wisconsin exports top $23 billion in 2012.
9:58am
DWD. Meetings and hearings Feb. 25-Mar. 1.

2:56pm
Daily Reporter. State adds 20,500 jobs over 12-month period. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:12am
WBAY. Prosecutor shortage puts thousands of cases on hold.

Economy/Business

4:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wausau Paper to close mill in Brainerd, Minn.
4:09am
WEAU. Fort McCoy says it has $1 billion economic impact.
4:03am
WGBA. Mercury Marine adding 80 jobs.

Statewide

1:54pm
HealthWatch Wisconsin. Outgoing DHS Sec. Dennis Smith and HHS Regional Director Ken Munson featured at HealthWatch conference.

Education

1:03pm
UW-Rock County. To host Madrigal Dinner.
11:32am
Marquette University. Top Wisconsin Assembly Democrat and Republican leaders next guests for "On the Issues"."
10:06am
UW-Stout. Graduates find success in workplace at 97 percent pace.

4:59am
Janesville Gazette. Longtime teachers await Janesville School Board benefits decision.
4:50am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. State test standards for students rise.
4:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS steps up recruitment of bilingual teachers, math and science professionals.
3:56am
WAOW. Ethical questions raised about Merrill School Board.

Local

4:39pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
2:31pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. County to improve access to Upper Mud Lake with land purchase.
2:20pm
City of Madison. Dane County immunization coalition urges adults to be vaccinated.
3:41am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Responds to jury's decision to charge three Milwaukee police officers in Derek Williams case.

Congress

2:32pm
Fix the Debt - Wisconsin. Releases "Sequester Scorecard."

6:11am
New York Times. 15 G.O.P. senators urge Hagel's withdrawal as Democrats push toward vote.
5:47am
Reuters. Ending long break, White House and Republicans renew budget talks.
5:42am
Bloomberg. Americans back spending-cut delay amid budget-deal push.
4:02am
WKOW. Congressman Pocan warns of sequester consequences.
3:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ron Johnson, Tammy Baldwin are most divided same-state senators.

Federal Agencies

11:27am
HHS. Health care law protects consumers against worst insurance practices.

4:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. HUD secretary touts 'promise zones' project in Milwaukee visit.

Politics

4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Unreturned absentee ballots could alter GOP Assembly primary.

Thursday February 21, 2013

Budget Address Reaction

1:20pm
Rep. Kooyenga. Response to Gov. Walker's Budget Address.
12:06pm
Rep. Knudson. Reaction to budget address.
10:13am
Rep. Goyke. Statement on the Governor's 2013 Budget Address.
8:57am
Rep. Vruwink. Response to Governor Walker's 2013 Budget Address.
8:47am
Sen. Gudex. Reacts to proposed state budget.
7:10am
Sen. Lazich. Statement in reaction to Governor Walker's Budget Address.
3:39am
Statements: Wisconsin Counties Association.   Rep. Barnes. United Council of UW Students. United Wisconsin.

Governor

9:28am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

5:29am
Wall Street Journal. Editorial: ObamaCare's 'baby elephant.'

Budget

4:53pm
Milwaukee County Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. Statement on Governor's budget.
4:40pm
Wisconsin Catholic Conference. On state budget: Expand school choice, protect health care for poor.
4:33pm
1000 Friends of Wisconsin. Wisconsin's communities big losers in budget proposal.
4:32pm
We Are Wisconsin. Governor Walker's budget bends over backwards to please Tea Party extremists.
3:58pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Statement on 2013-15 budget bill.
3:57pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Statement on Governor Walker's proposed budget.
3:55pm
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. Amend property tax relief into budget say taxpayers.
3:16pm
Milwaukee Common Council President Hines. Governor Walker's budget proposals prompt fresh concerns for Milwaukee.
2:47pm
DOR Sec. Chandler. Column: Middle class tax reform for Wisconsin. Tax reform initiative.
2:44pm
Sen. Shilling. Column: Budgets are about priorities.
12:11pm
Wisconsin Professional Police Association. Statewide police group lauds Governor's proposal to eliminate residency requirements.
11:54am
UW-Stout. Chancellor Sorensen comments on 2013-15 state budget proposal.
11:39am
Sen. Carpenter. Repealing residency requirement has no business being in budget.
11:01am
Rep. Suder. Statement on 2013-15 budget proposal.
10:59am
UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Cross. Responds to Gov. Walker's 2013-15 biennial budget.
10:38am
Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association. Governor's budget proposal will help ensure responsible sand mining continues to benefit Wisconsin's economy.
10:33am
State Public Defender Thompson. Statement on the Governor's budget.
10:20am
DPW. Deficit grows by 29% under Walker.
10:08am
Rep. Swearingen. Statement on Governor's 2013-15 budget proposal.
8:59am
Rep. Nass. Governor's budget a good start - but needs improvement.
8:54am
Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association. Gov. Walker budget big step forward in meeting state transportation infrastructure needs.
8:42am
Wisconsin American Legion. Applauds Governor Walker's proposed biennium budget; calls for streamlined oversight of Department of Veterans Affairs.

2:17pm
Capital Times. School vouchers spreading across the country, not just in Wisconsin.
12:28pm
Chippewa Herald. Republican opposition to Walker budget growing. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
11:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Walker would cut labor agency's budget.
5:44am
Shawano Leader. School officials pan budget plan.
4:36am
WISC. GOP leaders hedge on gov's plan to hire new government workers.
4:33am
Stevens Point Journal. Lawmakers respond to budget plan. Fox 11.
4:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's budget proposal calls for ending residency requirements statewide.
4:13am
Racine Journal Times. Scott Walker: Budget returns Medicaid to 'intended purpose as a safety net.'
4:11am
Racine Journal Times. University, tech college officials satisfied with higher education funding.
4:03am
Chippewa Herald. Walker calls for income tax cut in budget address. Reuters. Wisconsin Reporter. Daily Cardinal. Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin State Journal.
4:02am
Janesville Gazette. Walker proposes adding 710 government employees. Wisconsin State Journal.
3:54am
Wisconsin Reporter. Schultz plays familiar role as WI Republican dissenter.

Legislative

4:04pm
Reps. Clark, Wachs. Analysis shows potential extent of navigable waters filled under AB1/SB1. Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission - Map Summary. Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission - Penokee Area Map.
2:48pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Works to "MMAKE" Wisconsin businesses stronger, create good-paying jobs.
12:16pm
Reps. Clark, Wachs. Legislature poised to overturn 225 years of protection for public waters.

4:10pm
Houston Chronicle. Wis. mine bill would slash money for environment.
4:27am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: Don't reduce access to public records.
3:58am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: GOP: Follow Walker's lead on voter ID.

State Agencies

4:34pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings Feb 24-March 2.
4:24pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Encourages DPI and DOA to re-examine Statewide Student Information System procurement decision. Letter to DOA Sec. Huebsch, DPI Supt. Evers.
4:05pm
DSPS. Meetings Feb. 25-March 1.
3:59pm
DNR. Outdoor report.
3:21pm
DNR. Public meetings set to develop Deer Trustee Report implementation plans.
3:17pm
DATCP. Support available for Wisconsin's specialty crops.
8:32am
Wisconsin Historical Museum. Announces new Spring exhibition and events, March-May 2013.
8:24am
Friends of MacKenzie, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. Statement on current plans for the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center. 
3:29am
DATCP. Lu's experience makes her ready to help exporters.

Economy/Business

9:10am
Dept. of Labor. Unemployment insurance weekly claims report. Bloomberg.

9:13am
Bloomberg. Ships leaking $37 billion reflect Eisenhower's warning.

Statewide

4:08pm
Dairy Business Association. "Building Today for a Better Tomorrow" symposium huge success.
4:19am
National Weather Service. Winter weather advisories (Southern, Western Wisconsin).
3:41am
Cornucopia Institute. Concerns over organic commodity check-off proposal swirling in advance of nation's largest organic farming conference.

5:17am
Reuters. "Amazon tax" payoff starts to arrive in some U.S. states.
5:13am
Chicago Tribune. Quinn criticizes new pension reform plan tied to income tax.

Courts

8:31am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Joan M. Boyd.
8:30am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. John R. Dade.
8:28am
District IV Court of Appeals. State v. Jesus C. Villarreal.
8:26am
District I Court of Appeals. Robert L. Habush v. William M. Cannon.

Education

3:20pm
UW System. UW-Madison chancellor finalists named.
1:16pm
Marquette University. Former Soliciter General Paul Clement to give Marquette Law School's Hallows Lecture.

5:37am
Washington Times. Satisfaction tumbles for teachers, principals; job interference, cuts add pressure.

Local

4:44pm
Milwauke Mayor Barrett. Statement regarding the Derek Williams inquest.
3:19pm
Milwaukee County Treasurer Diliberti. Milwaukee County looking for owners of unclaimed funds.

Congress

3:52pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. And Congressman Pocan urge action to avert the sequester and protect Wisconsin jobs and middle class families.
2:43pm
U.S. Reps. Kind, Walz. Named Co-Chairs of Mississippi River Caucus.
1:19pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Column: End the fiscal cliff jousting match.
10:57am
Mental Health America of Wisconsin. Your mental health under sequester.

4:24am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Sen. Ron Johnson ranked fifth most conservative senator.

Federal Agencies

8:44am
HUD Sec. Donovan. To meet with Wisconsin officials and community advocates to discuss President Obama's plan to ensure that hard work leads to a decent living.

3:59am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Pentagon chief Panetta warns of 800,000 furloughs.

Politics

3:51am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Another bout of boredom.

Wednesday February 20, 2013

Budget Address

8:38pm
DOA. 2013-15 Executive Budget.
7:31pm
DOA. Budget in Brief.
7:09pm
Gov. Walker. 2013 Budget Address: More prosperity, better performance, and true independence.
6:21pm
Gov. Walker. Anticipated excerpts from the 2013 Budget Address.
4:18pm
Gov. Walker. To live-stream Budget Address.

Budget Address Reaction

9:20pm
Statements: Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Rep. Shankland. Rep. Bernier. Rep. Richards. Rep. Murphy. Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Rep. Riemer.
9:13pm
Statements: DPWAmericans for Prosperity.
Sen. Kedzie. Rep. Ballweg. Sen. Vukmir. Rep. Weatherston. Rep. Strachota. Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Sen. Shilling (radio address). Rep. Kramer.
8:55pm
Statements:  Rep. Kolste. Rep. Harris. Sen. Lehman. Rep. Clark. Sen. Leibham.
8:46pm
Statements: Rep. Barca. Rep. Klenke. Rep. Kleefisch. Rep. Wright. Rep. Williams. Rep. Zamarripa. Rep. Hesselbein.
8:36pm
Statements:  Sen. Tiffany. Sen. Fitzgerald. Sen. Hansen. Sen. Larson. American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. AARP Wisconsin. Sen. Harsdorf. Sen. Lassa.
8:27pm
Statements: Rep. Schraa. Sen. Shilling.  Wisconsin Independent Businesses. Rep. Sargent. Rep. Thiesfeldt. Rep. Steineke. Sen. Lasee. AG Van Hollen.
8:19pm
Statements: Sen. DarlingRep. Jorgensen. Rep. Larson. Rep. LeMahieu. Sen. Farrow. Rep. Wachs. Sen. Vinehout. Rep. Spiros.
8:05pm
Statements: NFIB. Speaker Vos. Lt. Gov. Kleefisch. Rep. Pasch. Rep. Craig. Rep. Czaja. Rep. Knodl. Rep. Severson.
7:39pm
Statements: DNR. Sec. Stepp. UW System. Sen. Risser. Parents for Public Schools of Milwaukee. Sen. Miller. UW-Madison Interim Chancellor Ward.

Budget

3:17pm
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Statement on Governor Walker's DNA collection upon arrest proposal.
1:51pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Budget response: Walker's Medicaid plan immorally places politics above the health security of Wisconsin citizens.
11:06am
Sen. Carpenter. Governor Walker should not repeal Milwaukee residency rules in budget.
10:47am
School Funding Reform for Wisconsin. Governor Walker has turned his back on public schools.
10:15am
School Finance Network. When an education spending increase is anything but.
9:17am
Reps. Brooks, Clark. Applaud proposed rail purchase.

1:26pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Democrats have their say before Walker's budget address.
4:46am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Editorial: School voucher expansion proposal flawed.
4:38am
Wisconsin Reporter. Expert: Walker's school choice plan could spark another Act 10-style battle.
4:34am
Wisconsin Reporter. Walker to release budget plan staked heavily on improved fiscal health.
4:27am
Beloit Daily News. Voucher debate churns.
4:08am
Racine Journal Times. Gov. Walker proposes $43.3 million in veteran-related spending.
4:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Walker's voucher plan goes too far, too fast.
3:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker to unveil budget that will address Medicaid, schools and jobs.

Legislative

4:26pm
Sen. Petrowski. Constitutional amendment on transportation passes Senate.
2:24pm
Sen. Risser. Statement on Senate passage of AJR-2.
2:23pm
Sen. Carpenter. Lauds passage of constitutional amendment to stop the raids on DOT fund.
11:59am
Rep. Nass. Former Capitol Police Chief Tubbs shouldn't be trusted on Supreme Court security.
11:04am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit Committee directs Audit Bureau to investigate financial oversight of child-placing agencies.
9:35am
Rep. Brooks. Statement on Work-Share legislation.
9:21am
Speaker Vos. Statement on Keep Wisconsin Working Act.

3:37pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate sends voters an amendment on road fund raids.
3:31pm
Janesville Gazette. Budget committee to take up Wis. mining bill.
5:08am
WISC. Lawmaker wants mandate for officer-involved shooting investigations.
4:59am
Hudson Patch. Tolls on the St. Croix River Crossing?
4:47am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Panel votes to audit oversight of foster-care agencies.
4:41am
Daily Cardinal. State Senators propose workforce development legislation.
4:25am
La Crosse Tribune. Minn. lawmakers start silica sand mining hearings.
4:19am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP bills would let firms cut worker hours with no union talks.
4:09am
Marshfield News Herald. Assembly Republicans outline 2013-14 session priorities.
3:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democratice leaders pan plan to reduce County Board pay, budget.
3:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Road fund bill coming up in Senate.

State Agencies

3:33pm
DOJ. The Marathon County Sheriff's Department joins the Wisconsin ICAC task force.
3:28pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces commitment of John W. Sweeney to treatment under Chapter 980.
11:51am
DATCP. Three re-elected to Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board.
11:48am
DOJ. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department joins the Wisconsin ICAC task force.
10:56am
DPI. Wisconsin expands Advanced Placement access and success.
10:54am
DMA. Wisconsin Guard unit safely back in U.S. from Afghanistan.
10:06am
DOT. Wisconsin Aviation Art contest winners announced.

3:47pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Advanced Placement grows in Wisconsin, but gaps persist for minorities.
4:22am
Janesville Gazette. Nov. election cost Wis. governments $10 million.
4:05am
Duluth News Tribune. Superior Days delegates hear about continuing standoff on Minnesota-Wisconsin reciprocity.

Economy/Business

9:04am
ManpowerGroup. Named one of America's most honored companies.

12:14pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Laid-off Wisconsin Hostess employees now eligible for expanded benefits.
4:53am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Golden Guernsey trustee seeks sale that could save jobs.
4:18am
Capital Times. Frac sand mining company won't withdraw application.
4:12am
Stevens Point Journal. NewPage plans layoffs.

Statewide

3:42pm
National Weather Service. Winter weather advisories (Southern, Western Wisconsin)
3:12pm
Wisconsin Well Water Association. Household water well inspections important to water quality, health.
1:32pm
MacIver Institute. Adds new Communications Director.
1:23pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. New report shows Wisconsin loses $814 million of tax revenue every year.
10:43am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Local students attend Farm Bureau's FFA Farm Forum.

5:33am
Governing. The story behind the biggest mistake in Obamacare.
5:21am
USA Today. 2013 gasoline prices could hit record highs.

Courts

8:14am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Robert J. Smead.
8:13am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Derik J. Wantland.
8:12am
District I Court of Appeals. State v. Gene A. Echols.

11:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ex-police chief says he personally patrolled Supreme Court.

Education

3:13pm
UW-River Falls. To host open house for St. Croix Valley Bull Test on March 16.
11:02am
Marquette University. "A Dollhouse" to be performed.
10:56am
UW-River Falls. Full-time MBA program information session scheduled.
10:41am
UW Extension. Bringing about long-term social change is core of the new University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Inclusive and Engaged Leadership.

4:43am
Appleton Post Crescent. Neenah teachers seek to restore $60M in benefits.

Local

3:30pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Milwaukee competes for Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite. Fact sheet.

8:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sheriff David Clarke warns of '2nd American Revolution' over guns.
4:31am
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Wisconsin officers accused of covering up domestic abuse.

Congress

4:24pm
Fox the Debt Wisconsin. Rep. Ron Kind discusses national debt with Fix the Debt - Wisconsin and small business owners.
4:14pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Seeks details on NASA's asteroid preparedness.

5:28am
Reuters. U.S. government won't fall apart on "sequester" day of reckoning.

Federal Agencies

11:57am
The Hill. New healthcare rule expands benefits for substance abuse, mental disorders.

5:24am
USA Today. Services lay out sweeping state-by-state spending cuts.
5:18am
The Hill. Administration revives wage and overtime fight for home-care workers.

Politics

10:18am
Pridemore for Wisconsin. Expresses concerns with Common Core Standards.

4:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Patience Roggensack, Ed Fallone advance out of Supreme Court primary. Wisconsin Rapids Tribune.
3:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Adam Neylon carries close Assembly race in Waukesha.

Tuesday February 19, 2013

Governor

1:15pm
Wisconsin Independent Living Network. Disability groups thank Governor Walker for transportation leadership.

Budget

4:58pm
Gov. Walker. Investing in Wisconsin: Governor Walker announces veteran initiatives in upcoming budget.
2:00pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Citizens call on Gov. Walker to accept billions of federal dollars to strengthen BadgerCare.
3:28am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Responds to Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to expand voucher schools.

2:07pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Walker's $25M venture capital proposal falls short of advocates goal.
5:10am
Daily Cardinal. Proposed special needs voucher program draws parents' concerns. Wisconsin Radio Network.
4:51am
Appleton Post Crescent. Walker's voucher plan angers public school backers.
4:47am
Fox 11. Impact of expanding school vouchers. Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin State Journal. Fond du Lac Reporter.
4:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Koch to Wisconsin: We don't want your power plants.
4:17am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker's education proposals criticized.

Legislative

4:18pm
Rep. Taylor. Statement on Planned Parenthood clinic closings.
4:10pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Tours Aztalan Engineering.
2:36pm
Sens. Larson, Lassa; Rep. Pasch. Republican bill targets private sector unions.
12:46pm
Sen. Cowles. Wisconsin Fast Forward program has hearing.
11:30am
Sen. Farrow. Column: Expansion of choice will serve Wisconsin well.
10:15am
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Reacts to Milwaukee County governance reform bill.

1:53pm
Chippewa Herald. Bernier: Funding shift helps women.
4:20am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Key state lawmaker: Confluence Project could become 'white elephant.'
4:13am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Assembly policy erodes public trust.

State Agencies

4:51pm
DSPS. Addendum - Real Estate Examining Board.
4:07pm
Wisconsin Historical Society. New kids' book looks inside the life and home of legendary 'Outsider' artist Mary Nohl.
4:05pm
DATCP. Farmers recognized for top-notch conservation efforts.
2:40pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Communities receive $4.3 million for projects.
2:38pm
DOJ. City of Medford Police Department arrests suspect in fire investigation.
2:08pm
DSPS. Addendum - Medical Examining Board.
1:44pm
AG Van Hollen. Praises use of the Wisconsin Crime Alert Network in solving burglaries.
1:43pm
GAB. Releases 2012 local election data and costs.
1:43pm
DOT. Sturgeon Bay bridge closing to traffic Monday, March 4.
1:17pm
DNR. Weekly News.
12:13pm
DNR Sec. Stepp. Column: Setting the record straight on plans for the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center.
11:18am
AG Van Hollen. Column: Tackling white collar crime.
11:16am
DOJ. The Cudahy Police Department joins the Wisconsin ICAC task force.
10:08am
Wisconsin Association of Mobility Managers. Statement on Transportation Finance and Policy Commission.
3:30am
DOA. Capitol Police receive first noon-hour protest permit application.

Economy/Business

12:19pm
Dominion. Midwest ISO concludes that closing of Kewaukee Power Station will not affect regional electric reliability.  Sen. Lasee.

1:56pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wis. nuclear plant to close in Q2 after no harm found to power grid.
4:56am
Milwaukee Biz Times. New survey forecasts dire labor shortage in Washington County.
4:30am
Stevens Point Journal. Skyward, supporters move forward after protest.

Statewide

2:10pm
Wisconsin Builders Association. McKee selected to serve as WBA Senior Officer.
10:16am
Wisconsin Dental Association. Madison dentist named to American Dental Association council.
10:10am
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Response to announcement of Planned Parenthood clinics closures.
3:38am
The Cornucopia Institute. Barry Flamm elected to Policy Advisory Panel.

10:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's apple production sees huge drop-off, report says.
4:12am
Chippewa Herald. Planned Parenthood closures result of loss of funding.

Courts

3:35am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Open rules petition conference.

Education

2:39pm
Marquette University. Names new Klingler College of Arts and Sciences dean.
1:58pm
UW-River Falls. Offers summer camp for young engineering fans.
1:48pm
UW-Stout. Professor co-invents ergonomic chair that receives U.S. patent.
11:27am
UW-Rock County. Concert band to perform at JPAC.

5:15am
USA Today. Authorities' new advice to schools: Confront shooter.
4:16am
Janesville Gazette. Kids' suspensions renew debate over zero tolerance.

Local

1:46pm
Dane County Sup. Sargent, Chair Hendrick. County to fund security improvements for Rainbow Project.
10:17am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 102% increase in drunken driver arrests.
10:13am
Milwaukee County Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. Named "Person of the Year" by the Bay View Organizational Council.
10:09am
Dane County Market. January MLS: Home sales. Condo sales.

4:43am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. City officials ready push to preserve Milwaukee residency rule.
3:45am
WQOW. Dozens speak out about proposed Bridge Creek sand mine.

Congress

4:04pm
DPW. WisDems Chair calls for action by WisGOP Congressional delegation to avoid sequestration.

5:23am
Washington Times. Congress leaves town with layoffs in its wake; defense industry likely to cut thousands of workers.
5:17am
The Hill. Online sales tax effort may get swallowed by push for larger tax reform deal.
3:40am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Fiscal issues dominate Town Hall.

Politics

3:33am
Eau Claire Democratic Party. Announces grand opening of new office.

2:06pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Report: Spending on Wis. legislative races dipped.
5:02am
Jefferson County Daily Union. Senator speaks to Dems.
4:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Low turnout expected for Supreme Court primary, local elections.
4:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Primary to narrow field of Court candidates.

Monday February 18, 2013

Governor

3:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tom Barrett slams Scott Walker on suggestion of ending residency rule.

Budget

4:52pm
Sen. Lassa. Statement on Governor's investment capital announcement.
4:50pm
Rep. Pridemore. Applauds Governor's school choice expansion.
4:35pm
WI FACETS. Shares concerns about Governor's education budget and impact on students with disabilities.
4:30pm
Hispanics for School Choice. Walker budget proposes to expand educational choices for Wisconsin children & parents.
4:22pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement on proposed voucher expansion.
4:21pm
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Applauds Governor's school choice initiative.
3:47pm
Rep. Sinicki. Statement on Gov. Walker's voucher expansion plan.
3:44pm
Sen. Lehman, Rep. Pope. Walker's education budget is way off the mark.
3:41pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Governor's budget to freeze public schools, boost vouchers.
3:39pm
Survival Coalition. (Updated) Says Governor's education budget falls short in supporting students with disabilities.
3:37pm
MacIver Institute. Gov. Walker to propose bold, compehensive education reform in budget.
3:10pm
Covering Kids & Families. What does Governor Walker's decision to reject Medicaid expansion funds mean for BadgerCare+?
2:12pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on Governor's proposal to expand school choice.
2:11pm
MMAC. Walker budget proposals promise greater opportunity and access for Milwaukee schools.
2:05pm
American Federation for Children. Gov. Walker proposes educational choice expansions.
2:03pm
United Council of UW Students. Advocates for student budget priorities.
1:59pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Statement on preview of state budget for education.
1:55pm
School Choice Wisconsin. Praises Governor Walker for expanding education.
1:40pm
Sen. Wirch. Statement on Governor's voucher expansion plan.
1:28pm
Gov. Walker. Investing in Wisconsin: Governor Walker announces investment capital budget initiative.
1:26pm
School Administrators Alliance. Governor's budget proposals continue defunding of public education.
12:46pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Shares concerns about Governor's education budget and impact on students with disabilities.
12:30pm
Wisconsin BPDD. Governor's proposed education budget raises concerns.
12:27pm
DPW. Unaccountable voucher schools sap strength of Wisconsin public education.
12:24pm
Gov. WalkerTransforming education by expanding school choice.
11:35am
Rep. Barca. Gov. Walker shortchanges public education, focuses on helping unaccounable private voucher schools.
11:32am
Rep. Taylor. Statement on proposed private voucher school expansion.
10:57am
Institute for Wisconsin's Future. Governor's K-12 budget proposals continue to starve public schools while private choice schools benefit.
10:54am
Wisconsin Council of Religious & Independent Schools. Governor Walker unveils state budget education reform initiatives.
10:26am
Wisconsin Long Term Care Workforce Alliance. Memo to Gov. Walker regarding support for State's investment in workforce development.
9:24am
Sen. Larson. Statement on Governor Walker's education budget deficit.
9:12am
Wisconsin Technical College System. Governor's proposed investments will help Wisconsin close the skills gap.
6:07am
Stop Special Needs Vouchers. Parents of children with disabilities travel to Madison to tell the governor: Special needs scholarships are bad news for our kids.
3:38am
Gov. Walker. Transforming education: Focus on performance.

9:37am
Eau Claire Leader Telegram. Walker makes $25 million venture capital pitch. Wisconsin State Journal.
9:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker proposes expanding school voucher program.
4:38am
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin DNA expansion law faces hurdle.
4:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Walker's Medicaid plan falls short for the poor.
4:29am
Appleton Post Crescent. Walker to expand voucher program.
4:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Taxpayers pay more under Walker Medicaid plan.
3:40am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Walker budget seeks 1% school aid increase. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Legislative

3:16pm
Sen. Moulton. Introduces Healthy Jobs Act. LRB 1142/3.
1:05pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on proposed changes to Milwaukee County Board in Rep. Sanfelippo's LRB 1340/2.
12:35pm
Rep. Young. Reappointed to WHEDA  Board.
11:33am
Sen. Lassa. Skyward appeal shows SIS decision flawed.
11:18am
Rep. Hesselbein. Fights to keep MacKenzie Environmental Education Center open. Letter to DNR Sec. Stepp.
10:23am
LFB. Analysis of select MA eligibility options under the Affordable Care Act.
9:50am
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Conservation notices of the week.
3:53am
Statements on LRB 1340/2 (Milwaukee County reforms): Milwaukee County Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. Sup. Lipscomb. Sup. Bowen.

5:59am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. St. Croix bridge tolls, higher gas tax may be ahead.
4:52am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Assembly wrong to change rules.
4:49am
Eau Claire Leader Telegram. Minn. lawmakers to get first crack at sand mining issue.
4:36am
Oshkosh Northwestern. New state law conceals records of abuse, neglect in nursing homes.
4:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Museum sign is part of Milwaukee County Board bill.
4:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bad River Chippewa could have say in Googebic iron ore mine.

State Agencies

10:58am
DATCP. Deadline nears for Organic Advisory Council nominations.
9:09am
GAB. Releases final report on election day registration. Report.

10:42am
Appleton Post Crescent. Report: Eliminating voter registration at polls on election day would cost state up to $14.5M. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DPW.
9:42am
Appleton Post Crescent. Report: Eliminating voter registration at polls on election day would cost state up to $14.5M.
4:43am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Replacing income tax won't work.
4:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Skyward: State gave competitior unfair bidding edge for school IT system. 

Economy/Business

10:39am
Xcel Energy. Offers safety training for builders, landscapers and excavators.
9:07am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. January home sales robust as median prices increase.

1:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Dairy power: GreenWhey to open $28 million food waste-to-energy project.
5:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Rhinelander could be next state community to lose its paper mill.

Statewide

3:21pm
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Announces health center closures. Rep. Pasch. Rep. Sargent.
2:14pm
Pro-Life Wisconsin. Statement regarding Planned Parenthood.
2:13pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Applauds the closing of four Planned Parenthood clinics.
12:31pm
MWFPA. Food processor scholarships available for 2013-14.

1:07pm
La Crosse Tribune. Planned Parenthood to close 4 Wisconsin centers.
6:43am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wisconsin farmland values rose another 16-percent in 2012.
5:49am
LA Times. States worry about rate shock during shift to new health law.
4:55am
Wisconsin Reporter. WI taxpayers beware: Lessons of a troubled venture capital past.
4:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Armed victims thwarting crime contour loaded gun-control debate.
3:43am
USA Today. Winds of protest still blow around Wisconsin Capitol.

Courts

4:47am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Justice denied in Wisconsin.
4:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tubbs issues statement saying security plan given to Supreme Court.

Education

5:35am
UW-Stout. Former chancellor remembered as a man of commitment.

7:41am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. State school superintendent proclaims FFA week in Wisconsin.
5:14am
Superior Telegram. Negotiations end with impasse for teachers.
3:44am
La Crosse Tribune. Grading the teachers: Performance to be tied to student achievement.

Local

4:20pm
Enough Already WI. Launches third advertisement  -  A troubling track record in Kenosha.
3:27pm
Milwaukee Mayor's Office Chief of Staff Curley. Statement regarding Alderman Donovan's comments today on residency.
1:03pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. City releases request for qualifications for Judge Doyle Square development in downtown Madison.
10:56am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. If residency requirement is lifted, Mayor Barrett needs to look in the mirror to see who's to blame.
7:40am
Ashland City Council Member Westlund. Elected officials ask Superior Days organizers to drop mining issue.
6:06am
Dane County Market. Foreclosures. Distressed property index.
3:58am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 19 drunken driver arrests.

3:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Mayor Paul Soglin's out-of-state travel tops budget, raise eyebrows.

Congress

9:02am
AARP. Don't cut Wisconsin veterans' benefits as part of a budget deal.

5:29am
Bloomberg. Obama ready to propose $1.5 trillion plan: McDonough.

Politics

10:38am
Wisconsin Family Action PAC. Endorses Pat Roggensack for WI Supreme Court.
3:56am
We Are Milwaukee. Independent political coalition endorses slate of progressive candidates, launches grassroots campaign to win elections.

4:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supreme Court fracas in 2011 figures in race.

Sunday February 17, 2013

Budget

9:04am
Gov. Walker. Transforming education: Focus on performance.

Friday February 15, 2013

Governor

4:47pm
Gov. Walker. And First Lady Tonette Walker proclaim 2013 as the Year of Well-Being.

1:19pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker comments on residency rule.

Budget

4:41pm
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139. Applaud governor's $6.4 billion investment in Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure.
4:36pm
Reps. Sinicki, Honadel. Applaud budget funding for Hoan Bridge.
3:39pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on Governor Walker's transportation budget announcement.
12:52pm
Gov. Walker. Growing our economy: Investing in infrastructure.
3:45am
Gov. Walker. Announces $2.3 million for Boys & Girls Club.

1:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker says budget will allot $6.4 billion for transportation. Wisconsin State Journal.
5:04am
Sheboygan Press. Analyst says Walker's health care plan won't work.
4:42am
Marshfield News Herald. Walker proposes expanding cancer treatment.
4:31am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Wisconsin Hospital Association concerned about Walker Medicaid plan.
4:03am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker slowly rolling out budget this time.

Legislative

4:43pm
Sen. Farrow. Announces launch of official website.
4:17pm
Rep. Larson. Delivers donated dictionaries to local school.
2:39pm
Rep. Craig. Democrats propose deer hunting without bullets.
2:09pm
School Choice Wisconsin. Response to Rep. Pope on funding.
2:01pm
Sen. Lassa, Reps. Shankland, Vruwink. Legislators announce Contract Fairness Bill.
10:51am
Rep. Pope. Comparing the last decade: Public school funding versus private voucher funding.
10:20am
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. Supports new reform bill.
9:51am
Wisconsin Restaurant Association. Tavern League of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Grocers Association, NFIB. Small business groups support sensible mining bill.
9:48am
Sens. Darling, Taylor; Reps. Sanfelippo, Kooyenga. Bipartisan bill reforms Milwaukee County government.
9:47am
Wisconsin Assoication for Justice. New legislation encourages premium theft.
3:43am
Rep. Bernier. Unveils 'Wisconsin Fast Forward.'

1:19pm
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP lawmakers lift ban on fundraising during budget period. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
1:12pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill would cut county supervisor pay and board budget by about 50%.
1:09pm
Janesville Gazette. Wis. GOP wants high court to take law challenges.
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rep. Zepnick: It's time for a discussion about paying for our roads.
5:07am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Petri, Gudex, Schraa host listening session.
4:29am
Daily Cardinal. Poll: Mining bill an environmental concern for Wis. majority.
4:27am
Janesville Gazette. Wis. official says regulatory loophole causes fraud. Wisconsin State Journal. 

State Agencies

7:39pm
DOA. Capitol protester Jeremy Ryan found guilty of disorderly conduct for disrupting Capitol Press Corps and harassing correspondent.
7:38pm
DOA. Statewide Student Information System procurement process.
4:45pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces plea agreement in case stemming from fatal fire in Argyle.
4:34pm
DOR. Statement regarding court's decision in Roll Your Own case.
4:00pm
DOJ. Former Wisconsin man bound over for trial in Waupaca County on charge of first degree sexual assault.
3:53pm
DFI. Credit unions' net income rises 81%; return on assets highest since 2003.
3:47pm
Skyward. Review of selection process reveals evaluation bias and higher costs to state and school district taxpayers.
2:55pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Asks frac sand mining company to withdraw application.
2:53pm
DOJ. Special Agents partner with the Walworth County Sheriff's Office in ICAC operation.
2:52pm
AG Van Hollen. Reminds Wisconsin 5th graders to take part in 2013 National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest.
2:37pm
DNR. (Updated) Hearings and meetings Feb. 17-23.
2:14pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces plea hearing scheduled for this afternoon in State v. Armin Wand III.
12:53pm
DNR. Public invited to comment on proposed changes to Wisconsin's endangered species list.
10:21am
Clean Wisconsin. PSC puts Highland wind project on hold.
9:54am
DATCP. Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30x20 accepting financial assistance applications.
9:52am
Educational Approval Board. Advisory committee to consider performance standards for college completion and employment. 
8:59am
DWD. Meetings and hearings Feb. 18-22.

5:15am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. DNR issues commercial fishing citations in Two Rivers.
5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. LogistiCare to bid on new Medicaid transportation contract.
4:40am
Stevens Point Journal. Effort to build Skyward support continues.
4:38am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Editorial: State owes public an explanation on Skyward decision.
4:07am
La Crosse Tribune. State officials use open records law to turn tables on critics.

Economy/Business

3:49pm
Associated Builders and Contractors. Highest statewide safety awards presented to area contractors.
8:57am
Harley-Davidson. 2012 charitable contributions top $4.5 million.

Statewide

4:01pm
Diesel Technology Forum. Wisconsin's economic and transportation systems powered by clean diesel technology.

5:41am
Reuters. In Valentine vote, Illinois Senate approves gay marriage.
5:33am
USA Today. Meteor shower in central Russia injures hundreds.

Courts

4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supreme Court Justice David Prosser's case appears stuck in neutral.

Education

4:15pm
UW-Green Bay. Student to serve as voice of statewide Twitter account, Feb. 18-25.
10:25am
UW-River Falls. To host 8th annual show pig sale.
10:19am
UW System. UW-Eau Claire chancellor finalists named.
3:48am
UW-Milwaukee. Conference forecasts the markets.

4:23am
Beloit Daily News. Higher software cost seen.

Local

4:16pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
3:50pm
Racine P.D. Arson reward.
3:45pm
Door County Economic Development Corporation. Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days 2013 details announced.
1:54pm
Enough Already WI. Menominee Tribe to Kenosha: Really, this time it's coming.
10:08am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Calls Mayor Barrett's comment on rise in violent crime incredible.

5:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee violent crime up 9.4% in 2012.
4:53am
Jefferson County Daily Union. Koshkonong unsure of 1000 Friends donation.
4:45am
Wausau Daily Herald. City moves forward with $15 million Thomas Street project.
4:11am
Chippewa Herald. Expansion plan mines little interest.

Congress

3:56pm
Wisconsin Retail Merchants Association. Applauds reintroduction of E-fairness legislation in Congress.
2:22pm
Wisconsin Paper Council. Applauds appointment of Congressman Reid Ribble to U.S. House transportation leadership role.
1:03pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Named vice chair of highways subcommittee.
1:00pm
White House. Fact sheet: The President's plan to ensure hard work leads to a decent living.
11:17am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Bill to stop EPA's unreasonable biofuel mandate.

5:42am
Bloomberg. Democrats' plan keeps divide on U.S. taxes as cuts near.
5:36am
Reuters. Doom scenarios for U.S. budget cuts may be overplayed.
4:21am
Janesville Gazette. House move to extend pay freeze for federal workers draws fire from White House, Democrats.

Politics

6:11am
Wisconsin Reporter. Walker building a case for a 2016 presidential run.
4:34am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Three contend for spot on Wis. Supreme Court.
3:56am
Daily Cardinal. State Supreme Court race proves partisan.

Thursday February 14, 2013

Governor

1:21pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network. Statement on Governor Walker's announcement on Medicaid.
11:17am
U.S. Rep. Moore. Opposes Governor Walker decision to reject expansion of BadgerCare.
10:56am
AARP WI. Calls Governor's plan 'mostly smoke and mirrors.'
10:34am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.
10:29am
Rep. Williams. In favor of Medicaid decision.
10:12am
Gov. Walker. Speech on entitlement reform.
8:34am
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Initial response to Governor Walker's Medicaid proposal.
3:58am
Medicaid decision statements: U.S. Rep. Kind. Rep. Severson. Community Advocates Public Policy Institute. ABC for Health. Rep. LeMahieu. Rep. Jorgensen. Rep. Spiros. Rep. Knudson. Rep. Zamarripa. Survival Coalition.

3:29pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker responds to critics who say his plans punish jobless people.
3:22pm
WTAQ. Gov. Scott Walker defends Medicaid plan.
5:15am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Walker says no to federal Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin. USA Today. La Crosse Tribune.

Budget

5:20pm
DHS Sec. Smith. Column: Governor Walker's budget brings much needed entitlement reform.
11:26am
Gov. Walker. Announces investment in UW Carbone Cancer Center.

5:06am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Promoting the US work ethic.
4:58am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Sheriff questions governor's DNR plan.
4:23am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Editorial: Keep domestic violence spending in state budget.

Legislative

4:58pm
Sens. Cullen, Jauch, Schultz. Senators stand up for taxpayers on mining. Breakdown of LFB memo. LFB memo.
4:27pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Responds to Senator Jauch's baseless accusations.
3:55pm
Rep. Clark. Mr. Norquist welcome for a fish fry.
3:49pm
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. Calls on politicians to do their own job, not our doctor's job.
3:44pm
Rep. Spiros. Appointed to Transportation Projects Commission.
3:39pm
Sen. Vukmir. Hearing with DCF regarding foster care agency.
1:53pm
Sen. Jauch. Fitzgerald, GOP should listen to citizens of the North, not insult them.
12:59pm
Sen. Risser. Bill will allow testing of driverless cars on Wisconsin roads.
12:46pm
Rep. Kerkman. Statement on Rep. Hulsey remarks.
12:44pm
Rep. Young. Named 2013 Friend of Housing.
8:33am
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. Bill would protect Wisconsin jobs and save school tax dollars.
4:00am
Rep. Pasch. Democratic weekly radio address.

5:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate panel recommends flexibilities for UW System. Daily Cardinal.
4:49am
Marshfield News-Herald. Regional legislators introduce multi-vendor SIS bill.
4:41am
Racine Journal Times. Barca requests sex offender placement review.
4:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Division emerges on tonnage tax in mining bill.
3:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Grover Norquist jumps into Wisconsin's mining debate.

State Agencies

4:46pm
DNR. Outdoor report.
4:45pm
Sen. Lasee. Statement on PSC Highland decision.
4:26pm
Highland Wind Farm. Wisconsin PSC denies application to construct Highland Wind Farm.
3:32pm
OCI. Commissioner urges caution on winter roads.
1:36pm
United Sportsmen of Wisconsin. Welcomes the creation of the Outdoor Skills Recruitment and Retention Center.
1:32pm
DATCP. Flu prevention recommendations issued for 2013 swine exhibition season.
12:39pm
PSC. Issues decision on Highland Wind Farm application.
12:07pm
Friends of MacKenzie, Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. Oppose DNR decision to end environmental education for school children at MacKenzie. Letter to DNR Sec. Stepp.
12:01pm
DATCP. Emerald ash borer confirmed in Greenfield.
10:14am
DWD Sec. Newson. Thousands of Milwaukee area high school students exploring career interests through My Life! My Plan!
6:10am
ETF. Health insurance satisfaction survey underway.
3:46am
DNR. Public input sought on panfishing in Wisconsin; Meeting set for Feb. 20 at Hayward High School Auditorium.
3:44am
DSPS. Meetings, Feb 18-22.

1:50pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wind farm proposal rejected, PSC cites noise concerns.
12:09pm
Wisconsin State Journal. DNR plans to turn wildlife field trip destination into hunting and fishing training center.
9:59am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Corrections head won't respond to union's letter.
5:45am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Evers defends contract decision.

Economy/Business

4:14pm
Integrys Group. Declares dividend on common stock.
8:41am
Dept. of Labor. Unemployment insurance weekly claims report. Reuters.

Statewide

3:20pm
Wisconsin Environmental Health Network. Environmental health conference for concerned healthcare professionals comes to Madison.
1:33pm
Marshfield Clinic. Research Foundation mobile app wins national competition. 
1:28pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Act 10 is still the law.
12:12pm
School Funding Reform for Wisconsin. Central Wisconsin school funding reform community group gains support from around the state.
10:38am
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Heath Professionals. State AFT healthcare leader hails alliance with National Federation of Nurses.
10:33am
AT&T. Bipartisan group of lawmakers join AT&T to host 'It's a Great Day to Love a Veteran' event.
9:43am
WEDA. Announces 2013 Biennial Economic Development Award recipients.
8:53am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Senate, Assembly leaders top anti-reform list.

11:35am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Castle Doctrine issue raised in fatal stabbing.
5:14am
Chippewa Herald. Do tax increases kill jobs? Minn. soon to find out.

Courts

1:43pm
Appleton Post Crescent. DOA: No record of extra security for Wisconsin justice.
5:00am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Documents show Supreme Court dysfunction. Wisconsin State Journal.

Education

3:42pm
Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools. Wisconsin failing to help students with disabilities.
3:38pm
UW Sustainable Management. President Obama calls for a market-based solution to climate change in State of the Union Address.
3:26pm
UW-Stout. Graduate's design modeled in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
1:31pm
UW-River Falls. SDS Architects project awarded LEED Gold Certification.
10:31am
UW-Milwaukee. Poll: Wisconsin residents want budget surplus to go toward education.
10:21am
UW Extension. Earned Income Tax Credit supports Wisconsin's working families.

5:54am
Hudson Patch. Hudson School Board grants superintendent $13,000 pay raise.
5:21am
Badger Herald. UW officials support bill.
4:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Report: Choice schools lack specialty teachers.

Local

3:46pm
Milwaukee County Sups. Bowen, Stamper. Respond to statement issued by Supervisor Alexander.
9:46am
Dane County Clerk McDonell. Primary elections throughout Dane County occurring Tuesday.
9:44am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. County tries to connect farmers with local buyers.
8:59am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett, Council President Hines. Milwaukee residents have new ways of applying to serve on city boards and commissions.
4:11am
Milwaukee Ald. Baumann. Urges caution as Milwaukee County considers the sale and disposition of county facilities.

5:34am
WISN. Froedtert warns patients files may have been compromised.
5:30am
WFRV. Oneida Land Commission approves waste-to-energy plant.
5:07am
Janesville Gazette. Proposal would make rubble of plan for gravel pit.
4:57am
Wausau Daily Herald. Update: City asks Marathon County for share in sales tax revenue.

Congress

4:13pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Buffett Rule included in Senate Democrats' sequester replacement plan.
11:40am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Co-sponsors bill to ensure equal treatment for military spouses.

4:19pm
The Hill. Senate Dems unveil $100 billion sequester-replacement package.
11:00am
Wall Street Journal. Plans to expand preschool unveiled.
4:25am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Rep. Tom Petri introduces workplace safety legislation.

Federal Agencies

10:26am
USPS. Survey shows 80% of Americans support new delivery schedule.

Politics

1:23pm
DPW. Three questions for Tea Party's Pat Roggensack as choking claims refuted in filing.
12:47pm
Pridemore for Wisconsin. Opens new campaign headquarters.
11:23am
DPW. Former Scott Walker campaign webmaster sentenced in child enticement scheme.
6:04am
Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty. Racine Unified School District candidates and faculty participation in the Van Wanggaard recall.

4:29pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ex.-Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow endorses Pewaukee police chief in Assembly race.
4:51am
Wausau Daily Herad. Ethical lapses alleged between Wausau School Board members.

Wednesday February 13, 2013

Medicaid Decision

5:04pm
Gov. Walker. Announces additional entitlement reform. Power Point.
5:01pm
Statements: Rep. Strachota. Rep. Richards, Sen. Erpenbach. Wisconsin Hospital Association. Rep. Hintz. Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Rep. Thiesfeldt.
3:54pm
Statements:  Rep. Riemer. Rep. Klenke. Rep. Sargent. United Wisconsin.
3:24pm
Statements: Rep. Barca. Rep. Steineke. Rep. Pasch. WPHCA. Rep. Mason. Rep. Wachs.
3:08pm
Statements: Sen. Shilling. Sen. Larson. Sen. Taylor. WI AFL-CIO. Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Sen. Gudex.
2:55pm
Statements: Sen. Darling. Rep. Nygren. Speaker Vos.

2:56pm
Appleton Post Crescent. Gov. Scott Walker says no to federal Medicaid expansion. Wisconsin State Journal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Governor

11:36am
Americans for Prosperity. Congratulates Governor Walker on turning down Medicaid expansion.
3:44am
Gov. Walker. Seeks applicants for Dodge County Sheriff.

6:32am
WTMJ. Gov. Scott Walker issues statement on State of the Union.
4:50am
Wisconsin Reporter. Is WI's Walker kicking around a hybrid Medicaid expansion plan?
4:29am
Wausau Daily Herald. Editorial: It's not too late to accept Medicaid expansion.

Budget

4:32pm
Sen. Farrow. Applauds Governor's support for the Family Justice Center.
12:46pm
Gov. Walker. Investing in Wisconsin: Protecting victims of domestic violence.
11:43am
Milwaukee County Board Chair Dimitrijevic. Applauds Govenor Walker's support of the Family Justice Center.
11:17am
Sen. Harris. Statement on Gov. Walker's domestic violence budget initiative.
10:48am
Rep. Stone. Applauds Governor Walker's commitment to the Family Justice Center. Sen. Darling.
5:59am
Competitive Wisconsin. Praises Governor's commitment to workforce development.

12:24pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker announces plan to build justice center in Milwaukee.
4:52am
Badger Herald. Legislative affairs advocates tuition protection.
4:20am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Editorial: Governor on the mark with budget items tied to deer report.

Legislative

5:03pm
Rep. Ballweg. Statement on Joint Legislative Council meeting.
2:49pm
Sen. Lassa, Reps. Shankland, Vruwink, Spiros. Bill would let Skyward keep Wisconsin school customers.
1:16pm
Americans for Tax Reform. Letter to WI Senate and Assembly in opposition to tonnage tax.
12:56pm
Secretary of State La Follette. Testimony at the Assembly Committee on Government Operations. Chart.
9:32am
Rep. Barca. Requests review of state protocols on placement of sex offenders.
9:28am
Rep. Suder. Supports transportation protection amendment.

12:32pm
Daily Reporter. GOP leader opposes new tax on Wis. iron mine. MIlwaukee Journal Sentinel.
10:22am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Dont' shortchange start-up companies of venture capital.
5:09am
WJFW. Medford Rep. Williams hopes to keep mining costs to towns in check.
4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly backs constitutional amendment on transportation fund raids. Wisconsin State Journal.
4:24am
Daily Reporter. Tribe threatens state's mining plans.
4:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. University of Wisconsin expecting fallout from overpayments.

State Agencies

3:03pm
DOA. Beaver Dam floodway properties may receive additional grant funds.
1:59pm
DATCP. Online dating scams lead to heartache and empty wallets.
1:57pm
DATCP. New cervid tuberculosis tests approved for use in Wisconsin.
12:58pm
Wisconsin Conservation Congress. Commends DNR effort to address recruitment and retention.
9:30am
GAB. Election officials ready for February 19 primary.

12:30pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Board predicts poor turnout for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin State Journal.

Statewide

3:57pm
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Announces election of 2013-2014 Legislative Officers.
11:58am
WEDA. Announces 2013 Board of Directors.
11:33am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. New report: Taking federal money to fill the holes in BadgerCare would give a boost to WI economy.
3:46am
WCEP. Whooping crane released back into the wild at Hiwassee State Wildlife Refuge in Meigs County, Tennessee.

4:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Olympic wrestling ouster would hit Wisconsin hard.

Courts

1:34pm
Wisconsin Judicial Commission v. David T. Prosser, Jr. Memorandum decision of Justice Ann Walsh Bradley.
7:47am
District II Court of Appeals. Backus Electric, Inc. v. Petro Chemical Systems, Inc.

3:09pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Justice Bradley sought more security long before incident with Justice Prosser.

Education

4:49pm
UW-Stevens Point. Bachelor's degree in nursing approved.
1:42pm
UW-Stout. Watershed conference to feature Leopold Foundation director.
12:39pm
Marquette University. College of Communication receives $8.3 million gift.
9:51am
MPS. State of Wisconsin honors MPS' Whitter School for academic growth.

5:18am
WKBT. UW-L will allow male and female students to live together on campus.
5:03am
Superior Telegram. WITC-Superior launches new program to support Kestrel Aircraft manufacturing process.
4:28am
Wausau Daily Herald. School officials oppose single software vendor plan.
4:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gateway Tech adds MIT-affiliated industrial lab.

Local

3:11pm
Enough Already Wisconsin. Same promise, same bad bet.
1:12pm
MIlwaukee County Sup. Alexander. Condemns meddling that caused resignation.
7:48am
Dane County Market. Housing starts.
3:49am
Milwaukee County Sup. West. South side Milwaukee landmark removed for restoration.

4:44am
Chippewa Herald. Kind: Obama should share blueprint for what's next.
4:18am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Brown County losing employees over pay issue.

Congress

3:33pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Column: Bungled ATF Milwaukee sting leaves many questions unanswered.
1:14pm
Rep. Pocan. Statement on first budget committee hearing.
1:13pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense.
11:39am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Investigates EPA's runaway biofuel mandate.
11:16am
U.S. Reps. Petri, Green. Introduce bipartisan legislation to codify workplace safety program.
9:46am
State of the Union responses: U.S. Rep. Ribble. U.S. Rep. MooreU.S. Rep. Ryan. U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner.
4:00am
White House. President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address - as prepared for delivery. Excerpts. U.S. Sen. Baldwin. U.S. Rep. Kind.
3:47am
Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Statement on VAWA Senate passage.

1:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sen. Ron Johnson calls Violence Against Women bill unconstitutional.
5:37am
Bloomberg. No agreement on $1.2 million in cuts as deadline nears.
5:23am
WQOW. Fact Check: Overreaching in State of Union speech.
5:15am
Fox 11. Wisconsin lawmakers react to president's speech.
4:41am
Janesville Gazette. Skeptical Congress may deliver Obama few victories on State of the Union priorities.
4:20am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Sen. Ron Johnson votes "no" on the Violence Against Women Act.
4:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Barack Obama lays out ambitious agenda in State of the Union. Reuters.  New York Times. Washington Post.  

Federal Agencies

1:24pm
EPA. Invites communities to apply for smart growth assistance.
10:36am
Dept. of Education. Releases college scorecard to help students choose the best college for them.

Politics

11:12am
Wisconsin Family Action PAC. Announces candidate endorsements in 98th Assembly race.
10:46am
United Wisconsin. Calls on Supreme Court Justice Roggensack to denounce inflammatory remarks made by Senator Ron Johnson.

3:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. U.S. Sen. Johnson links Democrats to Marxists.

Tuesday February 12, 2013

Governor

2:36pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Media reports on Walker BadgerCare plans disturbing.
2:34pm
Rep. Richards. Statement on reports that Gov. Walker will reject federal funds to close gap in BadgerCare.
1:42pm
Rep. Pasch. Statement on looming Walker healthcare announcement.
12:51pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker to announces a middle path on BadgerCare expansion under health law.

12:32pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Walker's Medicaid expansion decision coming Wednesday.
4:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: We urge the governor to expand Medicaid program.

Budget

1:31pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Governor Walker's workforce initiatives invest in workers, address skills gap, put Wisconsin on path to prosperity, brighter future.
11:58am
Sen. Taylor. Statement on justice system budget plans.
11:37am
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Governor and attorney general continue to improve criminal justice system - executive budget bill to include historic commitment to sexual assault services.
10:36am
Gov. Walker. Investing in Wisconsin: Proteting the innocent and seeking justice for victims.
9:05am
WDA. Commends Gov. Walker's support of Marquette University School of Dentistry expansion.
8:18am
WSSWA. Statement on Governor Walker's mental health services proposals.
3:39am
Survival Coalition. Supports Governor's workforce efforts.
3:38am
WPHCA. Extol Governor Walker's physician workforce investment.

10:51am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Skip tax cut; instead pad that rainy day fund.
10:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker proposes boost in state budget for DNA collection. Wisconsin State Journal.
5:45am
Tomah Journal. Editorial: Governor opens checkbook for business subsidies.
3:54am
La Crosse Tribune. Local colleges could benefit from Walker's plan.
3:53am
Wisconsin Reporter. Walker's deal: Food stamps for job training.

Legislative

5:07pm
Rep. Weatherston. Announces resolution for Turner Syndrome Awareness Month.
5:06pm
Rep. Knudson. Leads bipartisan reform.
4:59pm
Rep. Nygren. Statement on passage of Assembly Bill 2.
4:42pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on proposed constitutional amendment to protect the transportation fund from raids.
4:33pm
Rep. Kramer. Disappointed in Representative Young's discontent over a unanimous consent request.
4:15pm
Rep. Spiros. Votes to protect segregated funds.
4:01pm
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Votes to protect transportation fund.
3:48pm
Rep. Sargent. Statement on passage of AJR 2.
3:47pm
Rep. Kolste. Votes to preserve transportation fund; decries other fund raids.
3:41pm
Rep. Young. Disappointed in Speaker Pro Tempore's objection.
3:06pm
Rep. Steineke. Votes to protect transportation fund.
3:05pm
Sen. Vinehout. Help small business by creating Wisconsin-based affordable health insurance exchange.
2:47pm
Rep. Weininger. Commends vote to protect state transportation fund.
2:42pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Opposes constitutional change to determine fund priorities.
2:33pm
Sen. Lassa. Bills will help Wisconsin get in on manufacturing boom.
1:43pm
Rep. Pasch. Statement on Assembly passage of resolution honoring the life and public service of Felmers O. Chaney.
1:06pm
Rep. Kestell. Receives "Outstanding Legislator Award" from Wisconsin State Reading Association.
11:24am
NFIB. Small business strongly supports mining
10:19am
WSTA. 911 funding proposal concerns.
9:14am
Rep. Taylor. Applauds ACLU lawsuit against Walker administration's crackdown on Capitol free speech.
8:49am
Sen. Shilling. Releases updated photo.

12:55pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly expected to back constitutional amendment on transportation fund raids.
5:34am
Chicago Tribune. State lawmaker wants to limit tackling during high school football practice.
5:28am
Detroit Free Press. Battle over abortion is heating up in Lansing.
4:51am
WBAY. Assembly to vote on protecting transportation fund.
3:56am
La Crosse Tribune. Minn. bill makes enforcement of federal gun law changes a felony.

State Agencies

4:27pm
Lt. Gov. Kleefisch. Works at Gulfstream; highlights available jobs, workforce growth.
4:03pm
DNR Sec. Stepp. Statement on lawsuit to re-list Western Great Lakes wolves,
3:38pm
DATCP. Create a farm to school site in your community.
2:29pm
DOJ. Iowa police chief praises the WCAN for helping to locate a missing man.
1:29pm
DNR. Weekly News.
1:08pm
DOJ. Seeks to commit Jimmie I. Mable for treatment.
12:14pm
GAB. New candidate committee selected.
11:29am
DATCP. Emerald ash borer confirmed in Greendale.
8:22am
DATCP. Announces 2012 top complaints.
8:17am
Wisconsin NEMT Alliance. Response to RFP for Medicaid non-emergency medical transporation brokerage.

4:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin says suit possible over stained marble.

Economy/Business

4:50am
WQOW. Update: Lutheran Social Services to close several facilities in Eau Claire.
4:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Feds rule against American Transmission Co. in power line ownership spat.

Statewide

2:38pm
Wisconsin Women in Government. Announces 2013 Public Policy Graduate Seminar Scholars.
2:31pm
Integrys Group. 53rd Annual WPS Farm Show set for March 26, 27, 28 at EAA in Oshkosh.
12:01pm
DPW. Secession? More Scott Walker Tea Party distractions.
10:08am
DPW. Two years later, Scott Walker economy "shattered", nearing Mississippi in failure.
3:43am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Unleashing redistricting reform.

5:18am
Wall Street Journal. Millions improperly claimed U.S. phone subsidies.
4:46am
Milwaukee Biz Times. People are fleeing Wisconsin.
4:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Robocalls, identity theft among top consumer complaints in Wisconsin in 2012.

Courts

12:42pm
Hunters Rights Coalition. Reacts to judge's mixed ruling on wolf hunt.
12:09pm
WKOW. Groups file federal law suit against wolf hunt.
8:15am
District I Court of Appeals. Tommy J. Kirk v. Credit Acceptance Corporation.
4:20am
U.S. District Court, Western District (Complaint). Michael Kissick v. Michael Huebsch. Brief in support of plaintiff's motion for a preliminary injunction. ACLU of Wisconsin.

4:21am
Daily Cardinal. UW professor, ACLU sue over state Capitol protest permit rules. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Twin Cities Pioneer Press.

Education

3:42pm
UW-Stevens Point. Free assistance for Wisconsins college-bound students.
3:40pm
UW-Stout. Service learning students donate time, supplies on Jamaica trip.

4:34am
Appleton Post Crescent. AASD approves post-retirement health benefits changes.
4:12am
Wausau Daily Herald. Number of Wisconsin parents using open enrollment program rises.
3:52am
Badger Herald. Poll: Americans want lower tuition, credit for competency.

Local

9:54am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Henry Vilas Zoo community saddened by passing of Chang Tan the red panda.

4:33am
Oshkosh Northwestern. New owner's plan to reopen Vulcan Quarry worries neighbors.

Congress

3:49pm
DPW. Ron Johnson's blind extremism a disservice to Wisconsin women.
1:40pm
WCCC. Letter to Sen. Baldwin regarding natural gas exports.
1:32pm
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Rep. Pocan co-sponsors bill on industrial hemp farming.

10:54am
Washington Times. Obama set to take 34,000 troops out of Afghanistan.
5:41am
The Hill. Executive action expected on climate.
5:12am
Bloomberg. Gay rights pushed to fore in range of pressing issues.
5:08am
USA Today. Obama expected to issue cybersecurity executive order.

Politics

3:44pm
Rep. Pridemore. Supports end to MPS residency requirement.

Monday February 11, 2013

Governor

3:40am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Well, Illinoisans, you elected him.

Budget

4:37pm
UMOS. Applauds Governor Walker's commitment and investment for job training.
4:03pm
DPI. Evers applauds funding for assessments, academic career plans.
3:47pm
Wisconsin Health Information Organization. Receives funding in Governor Walker's budget.
12:11pm
WEDA. Applauds Gov. Walker's focus on job creation.
11:09am
WHA. Commends Gov. Walker on investment in physician education.
3:16am
United Sportsmen of Wisconsin. Governor Walker unveils sportsmen budget package at State NRA banquet.
3:14am
Hunters Rights Coalition. Applauds Governor Walker's deer management initiatives.
3:13am
Gov. Walker. Developing Wisconsin's workforce: $100 million investment in our future.

3:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker seeks $100 million for job training, data tracking. 

Legislative

2:54pm
Sens. Gudex, Cowles, Rep. Bernier. Bold legislation introduced to enhance Wisconsin's workforce.
1:21pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Appointed to WHEDA Board of Directors. Appointment letter.
1:14pm
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation notices of the week.
12:00pm
Rep. Kahl. Announces support for the Strengthen BadgerCare Act.
11:05am
Rep. J. Ott. OWI package.
10:06am
Rep. Johnson. Announces district listening session.
8:09am
Rep. Wachs. Introduces bill to stop "revolving door."
3:14am
Rep. Born. Statement on retirement of Sheriff Todd Nehls.

2:50pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bills would toughen Wisconsin's drunken-driving laws. Chippewa Herald.
4:08am
Wisconsin Reporter. Dog bites law: Vets howl about WI drug tracking bill.
3:41am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. 200 attend listening session on Wis. mining bill. Eau Claire Leader Telegram.

State Agencies

2:46pm
GAB. Chief Justice to select new G.A.B. candidate committee.
1:24pm
DNR. Updated: Hearings and meetings Feb. 10-16.
10:55am
DOJ. The Green County Sheriff's Department joins the Wisconsin ICAC task force.

4:15am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wis. DNR to launch panfish hearings.
3:44am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Public defenders play vital role.
3:39am
La Crosse Tribune. Planned Parenthood to refile challenge to Wis. law.
3:34am
Appleton Post Crescent. Trash and treasure: State agency collects, returns abandoned property from deposit boxes.
3:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Firm scamming Wisconsin businesses, attorney general's office says.

Economy/Business

3:40pm
OEM Fabricators. Hosts Tony Evers, State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

3:28pm
La Crosse Tribune. LHI: New contract will fuel growth.
10:13am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Fundamentals must be focus for job creation.
3:43am
Chippewa Herald. Employers complain about unfair unemployment system.

Statewide

3:42pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Wisconsin's use value law preserves farmland.
2:34pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network. Reforms should build on strengths of Wisconsin elections.
1:36pm
Americans for Prosperity, MacIver Institute. It's still working.
12:17pm
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service Foundation gives more than $1.1 million in 2012.

2:38pm
Forbes. The top 10 states people are fleeing.
3:39am
Sheboygan Press. Midwest firms coupled to high-speed rail.

Education

3:38pm
Marquette University. Death Penalty vs. Life Without Parole: Marquette Law School conference to address health impact on the community.
1:23pm
UW-Eau Claire. College of Business maintains prestigious AACSB business accreditation.
10:54am
Milwaukee Public Schools. Debuts online schools catalog as enrollment is underway.
10:03am
UW-Rock County. Offers non-credit courses for the public.
8:52am
UW-Stout. Program set for former chancellor Swanson's memorial service.
5:13am
UW-Platteville. Student to take over UW System Twitter account, help kick off 'Knowledge Powers Wisconsin' campaign.

3:26pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. WCTC doubles welding lab space to address woker shortage.
3:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Expert tells UW regents to adapt to changing student needs.

Local

5:06pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Mayo. Challenges county executive claims in State of the County Address.
2:47pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Commends County Executive Abele's mental health initiative.
1:18pm
Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. Statz Brothers Farms selected as 2015 Dane County Farm Technology Days host.
8:07am
Dane County Market. Monthly trend: Single family homes. Condos.
5:15am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 18 drunken driver arrests

3:30pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Three counties could consolidate social services under one plan.
3:18pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Chris Abele wants to move mental health patients into community care.
4:13am
Wisconsin State Journal. Counties kept in dark about alleged abuses at foster-care agency.
3:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Part-time supervisors remain the best option.
3:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Chris Abele touts plan that could save Milwaukee County $140 million.

Congress

4:17pm
U.S. Rep. Ryan. Nominates First District students for service academy appointments.
11:01am
U.S. Rep. Ryan. Reacts to announcement by Pope Benedict XVI.
10:01am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Tom Petri Commentary: President, Congress must work together on a balanced budget.

4:28am
Wall Street Journal. A cliff Congress may go over.
3:24am
Bloomberg. Obama poised to skirt Congress to seal legacy in new term agenda.

Politics

3:02pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Campaign reports show Supreme Court candidate raised no money.

12:15pm
La Crosse Tribune. Evers has huge advantage over Pridemore in race.
11:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Vos finds a new way to hit up lobbyists. DPW.
4:20am
Green Bay Press Gazette. 3 contend for spot on Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Sunday February 10, 2013

Budget

9:08am
Gov. Walker. Developing Wisconsin's workforce: $100 million investment in our future.

Friday February 8, 2013

Governor

1:14pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Commends Governor, Speaker for steps to improve mental health services.
10:05am
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Supports bipartisan efforts to improve mental health care.
8:55am
WHA. (Updated) Commends bipartisan efforts to improve mental health care.

10:12am
Washington Post. Republican governors embrace part of health-care law.
8:57am
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Corbett refuses to endorse expanding Medicaid in Pa.
5:52am
Fort Wayne Newspapers. Pence rules out Indiana Medicaid expansion in current form.
5:35am
LA Times. Medicaid expansion divides GOP governors.
3:45am
Fox 11. Walker says venture capital plan coming soon.

Budget

1:46pm
Gov. Walker. Investing in Wisconsin: Governor Walker announces deer management initiatives in upcoming budget. DNR Sec. Stepp.
11:22am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network. Letter to Gov. Walker regarding state budget.

2:05pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker to include deer management items in state budget.

Legislative

3:55pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on the announced retirement of Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls.
3:54pm
Sen. Lassa. Supports Skyward's Student Information System appeal.
1:48pm
Sen. Leibham. Announces 2013 Senate Scholar program.
1:11pm
State Public Defender Thompson. Statement regarding mental health resource announcements.
10:32am
Wisconsin Family Action. Mining is good for Wisconsin's best natural resources.
8:58am
Rep. Kolste. Appointed to bipartisan task force on mental health.

5:43am
Chippewa Herald. Democrats listen to frustrations of local residents.
4:59am
WKOW. Lack of state-run insurance exchange could hurt Wisconsin.
4:49am
Wausau Daily Herald. Wright puts focus on jobs in first town hall meeting in Wausau. WAOW.
4:06am
WEAU. Vos says mining bill should pass by early March.

State Agencies

3:56pm
AG Van Hollen. To address local police chiefs and sheriffs at their annual conference.
3:08pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces action against seller of deceptive "corporate minutes" services.
2:36pm
WEDC. Continues push for business growth in Wisconsin
11:36am
DATCP. Wisconsin gold buyers on the level with precious metal scales.
11:23am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Audio book catches sounds of sturgeon fishing.
10:57am
DHS. Updated guidelines available for cervical cancer screenings.
10:03am
DSPS. Accounting Examining Board teleconference.
9:03am
DWD. Meetings and hearings Feb. 11-15.
8:25am
Skyward. Files plan to protest State decision; initial analysis indicates key area of concern.

10:30am
La Crosse Tribune. Skyward files notice of protest over losing bid.
5:33am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. In a first, Minnesota asks Winona County to assess risks of frac sand.
4:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Medicaid fraud aided by cutbacks in detection funding.
4:29am
WBAY. UW Regents learn of extra $1.1M lost. Wisconsin State Journal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Economy/Business

1:13pm
Port of Milwaukee. Overseas cargo volume climbs.

2:09pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Port of Milwaukee reports 30% decline in cargo tonnage.

Statewide

4:40am
National Weather Service. (NW WI) Major winter storm expected over a large area late Saturday night through Monday.

5:50am
Governing. Report: Offshore accounts cost states nearly $40 billion.
4:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. Actor James Cromwell arrested after protest at Regents meeting. WMTV.
3:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ex-director of Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association faces accusations.

Courts

10:34am
WILL. Church's tax exemption suit against city may proceed.
3:37am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Oral Argument - February.

5:14am
Wisconsin Reporter. WI teachers take fight for Walker's collective bargaining law to court.
4:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Judge refuses to accept agreement over abortion law.

Education

1:01pm
UW-Stout. University's first doctoral program approved by Board of Regents.
10:06am
Marquette University. Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship starts new business model challenge.

5:10am
Badger Herald. Ward says UW will maintain Palermo's Pizza contract.
4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Recession dims access to UW System for low-income students.
4:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS launches hiring blitz to fill unprecedented vacancies.

Local

2:45pm
SEIU Healthcare. Endorses "Our" Milwaukee plan.
1:15pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Jursik. Congratulates the Wave Organization and Sue Black.
1:10pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Names David Phillips Director of Office of Economic and Workforce Development. 
12:06pm
Milwaukee County Board. Unveils countywide government reform initiative. OUR Milwaukee County Plan.
12:04pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
3:50am
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. Unanimously approved audit plan has major flaws.
3:48am
Madison Mayor Soglin. City of Madison website down for maintenance.

2:07pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Latest County Board reform plan would focus on public input, broad solutions.
4:44am
Fox 11. ATC changes proposed power line project. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:00am
WQOW. Public meetings scheduled for possible pipeline project.

Congress

1:59pm
Washington Times. White House threatens to cut education, food safety.
5:56am
Reuters. Obama open to "big deal" on budget, but wants revenue.
5:03am
Janesville Gazette. Dem, GOP senators quietly seek background check deal that could improve gun-control prospects.

Federal Agencies

5:25am
The Hill. DOE considers furloughs as part of sequestration plan.

Politics

4:26am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Walker to headline major GOP fundraiser.
3:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates mix it up during first joint forum.

Thursday February 7, 2013

U.S. District Court Western District

4:16pm
Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope, et al. v. Mark Gottlieb, et al. Plaintiffs' memorandum in support of motion for preliminary injunction. Midwest Environmental Advocates, ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation.

Governor

3:20pm
WPHCA. Applaud Governor Walker's investment in mental health.
2:44pm
WEDA. Walker shares economic development priorities at WEDA's Governor's Conference on Economic Development.
12:47pm
Gov. Walker. Investing in Wisconsin: Governor Walker announces economic development initiatives in upcoming budget.
11:57am
DPW. Scott Walker jobs failure now butt of Minnesota jokes as Wisconsin "brings up the rear."
10:35am
Wisconsin Council on Mental Health. "Thank you, Governor Walker."
10:12am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Statement on mental health funding in upcoming budget.
9:56am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.
9:55am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network. Applauds Governor Walker and Rep. Vos for emphasis on mental health services.
9:36am
UWSW. WI citizens living with mental illness applaud Governor's commitment to funding proven mental health services.
8:18am
Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force. Thanks Governor Walker for leadership on mental health.
3:49am
Survival Coalition. Applauds Governor's announcement on mental health funding.
3:44am
WAFCA. Organizations serving children & families applaud mental health proposals.

2:34pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's budget to include millions of dollars for business start-ups. Oshkosh Northwestern.
5:41am
Bloomberg. Quinn sees last chance to fix Illinois pension mess.
5:03am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Walker should expand Medicaid.
4:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Realtors leader asks Scott Walker for funds to raze rundown homes.

Legislative

4:08pm
Rep. Clark. Letter to Speaker Vos in response to answers on AB 1.
4:07pm
Sen. Lassa. Walker could create jobs by keeping Skyward in Wisconsin.
3:25pm
Rep. Ballweg. Appointed to Mental Health Task Force.
3:18pm
Sen. Lasee. Response to PSC wind siting decision.
2:25pm
Rep. Danou. Appointed to Speaker's Task Force on Mental Health.
2:00pm
Sen. Petrowski. Constitutional amendment on transportation moves forward with unanimous support.
1:02pm
Sen. Harris. To visit northern Wisconsin.
10:32am
League of Conservation Voters. Television advertising campaign opposing open-pit mining bill hits airwaves today.
9:12am
Sen. Erpenbach, (Transcript) Democratic weekly radio address. 
9:08am
Rep. Weininger, Brown County Exec. Streckenbach. Test area's response to mass shooting.
3:47am
Rep. Nygren. Glimpse into Governor's budget.
3:47am
Rep. Richards. Statement on Gov. Snyder's support for closing Michigan's healthcare gap.
3:46am
Rep. Clark. Mining at any price?
3:46am
Rep. Zamarripa. Disappointed in passage of dangerous mining bill.
3:43am
Sen. Lasee. Column: Transportation funding.

5:35am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Krug column: State needs to support Wisconsin businesses.
4:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Senate, Assembly panels advance mining bill. Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin State Journal.
4:29am
Racine Journal Times. Vos: Current mental health system 'simply not getting the job done.'
4:24am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Area legislators' bill would allow utilities to count nuclear in renewable portfolio.
4:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Senate, Assembly panels advance mining bill. Appleton Post Crescent.

State Agencies

4:44pm
DNR. Issues preliminary determination on Army plans for sediment clean-up at former Badger Army Ammunition Plant.
4:34pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Feb. 10-16.
4:33pm
DOJ. Former Wisconsin man makes initial appearance in Waupaca County on charge of first degreee sexual assault.
4:32pm
DNR. Conservation funding available to Driftless Area landowners.
4:00pm
DNR. Outdoor report.
2:41pm
DSPS. Meetings - Feb. 11-15.
2:27pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Announces new online job center features - resume options, job match & search tools - to better connect job seekers to jobs.
2:07pm
DATCP. Swine virus concerns prompt changes to import requirements.
10:44am
DPI. Evers announces Wisconsin Title I Reward Schools.
9:16am
OCI. Administrative actions.

5:13am
Milwaukee Business Journal. AIDS Resource Center 'medical home' gains key approval.

Economy/Business

12:28pm
Wisconsin Fair Trade Coalition. Offshoring continues to cost Wisconsin among the most jobs in the country.
7:53am
Dept. of Labor. Unemployment insurance weekly claims report. Reuters.

5:45am
Reuters. Analysis: Even brief spending cuts could hit U.S. economy hard.
5:43am
Bloomberg. Duke reactor shutdown plan shows shale's sway over power.
4:47am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. HTI plans to lay off 150 more workers.
4:46am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Challenged by limiting factors.
4:36am
Capital Times. Did Scott Walker's budget cuts hurt economy? Some economists think so.
4:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Smart economic policy can change our trajectory.
4:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hundreds of workers who lost jobs in Burlington fire seek help.
3:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin attracting Illinois businesses.

Statewide

3:17pm
Wisconsin Women's Network. Announces 2013 Wisconsin Women's Policy Institute Fellows.
1:36pm
Wisconsin Professional Police Association. Police group and Bell meet to discuss reforms of how police shootings are reviewed.
1:15pm
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. New 2013 Wisconsin Legislative Directory out.
10:28am
Alliant Energy. Promotes Diggers Hotline excavator safety training.
5:14am
National Weather Service. Winter storm warning (southeast WI).  Winter weather advisory (majority of WI).

12:22pm
Duluth News Tribune. Big bucks from rocks: Study shows Minnesota mining impact, potential.
5:29am
USA Today. An Alzheimer's 'epidemic' could hit the USA by 2050.

Courts

4:05pm
Midwest Environmental Advocates, ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation. Milwaukee faith and health groups ask federal court to halt Zoo Interchange expansion work.
7:55am
District II Court of Appeals. Shawn Johnson v. Roma II - Waterford, LLC.

12:25pm
La Crosse Tribune. Court finds in favor of woman denied minimum wage.
4:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ruling paves way for pharmaceutical suits.

Education

2:42pm
UW-Stout. Officials to celebrate $80,000 grant for regional program.

5:52am
Governing. Revenue limits put squeeze on Wisconsin schools.
4:57am
La Crosse Tribune. District still supports courses; cancels due to fear of lawsuit.
4:44am
Beloit Daily News. District officials counter claims.
4:42am
Beloit Daily News. 'Choice' sparks debate. Janesville Gazette.
4:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. University of Wisconsin System draws attention for competency based online degrees.

Local

10:40am
Dane County Exec. Parisi, Sup. Hotchkiss. Announce "Vets Ride with Pride" program.
8:44am
Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. Racine County residents asked to provide input on alternatives for improving public transit in the county. Newsletter.

2:31pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supervisors unanimously back outside audit of county as part of reform push.

Congress

12:19pm
Reuters. House Democrats to unveil gun control package; mirrors Obama's.
6:16am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Minnesota lawmakers began new push to kill medial device tax.
6:10am
Washington Times. Panic rises as sequesters grow near.
3:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sen. Ron Johnson embraces learning curve, challenges of foreign relations.

Federal Agencies

12:17pm
EPA. Releases state enforcement performance information and comparative maps.

Politics

3:55am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Paul Ryan sets record for most campaign cash raised in a Wisconsin U.S. House election.
3:45am
United Wisconsin. Endorsement of Ed Fallone for Wisconsin Supreme Court.

5:22am
WBAY. Candidates for Wis. Supreme Court to be at forum.
4:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP strategist Karl Rove touts Paul Ryan and Scott Walker.

Wednesday February 6, 2013

Governor

4:53pm
Wisconsin Family Ties. Lauds unprecedented increase in mental health funding.
3:18pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Applauds Gov. Walker's commitment to mental health.
2:56pm
WHA Executive Vice President Borgerding Commends bipartisan efforts to improve mental health care.
2:34pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Gov. Walker called on to accept billions of federal dollars to strengthen BadgerCare.
2:00pm
Mental Health America of Wisconsin. "Ecstatic" about Governor's mental health proposals.
1:57pm
Rep. Pasch. Statement on Walker's mental health announcement.
12:38pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Applauds Gov. Walker's investment in mental health supports.
12:25pm
Gov. Walker. Donald Driver Day. Proclamation.
12:23pm
Community Advocates. Statement in response to Governor Walker's doubts about federal funding for expanding BadgerCare.
11:02am
Gov. Walker. Investing in Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker announces mental health funding in upcoming budget.  Wisconsin Counties Association.
7:55am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Walker injects false issue in Medicaid decision.

3:48pm
Detroit Free Press. Snyder urges Michigan lawmakers to approve Medicaid expansion.
12:57pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Walker: No ditching income tax in this budget.
12:54pm
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Walker says he's not going to raise sales tax.
10:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker's budget to include $29 million for mental health. Wisconsin State Journal.

Legislative

4:55pm
Rep. Steineke. Statement on Mental Health Task Force.
4:54pm
Rep. Williams. One step closer to mining in Wisconsin.
4:49pm
WMC. Urges swift passage of iron mining reforms.
4:31pm
Rep. Hintz. Broken process: More questions as committee rushes mining bill to Assembly floor.
3:35pm
Sierra Club. Disappointed by committee passage of the Bad River Watershed Destruction Act.
3:33pm
Rep. Severson. Statement on formation of Mental Health Task Force.
3:19pm
Sen. Darling. Statement on mining legislation passing senate committee.
3:16pm
Rep. Craig. Applauds Walker, Sec. Huebsch on tax reform statement.
3:12pm
Sen. Hansen. Expanding BadgerCare a win-win-win for state.
3:10pm
League of Conservation Voters. Still extreme, one-sided and a threat to public health open-pit mining bill moves forward.
2:54pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on open pit mining bill committee vote.
1:54pm
Rep. Pasch. Statement on creation of Speaker's Task Force on Mental Health.
1:03pm
Speaker Vos. Announces bipartisan task force on mental health.
12:12pm
WMC. Opposes Jauch mining tax hike.
10:40am
Speaker Vos. Letter to Rep. Clark in response to questions on AB 1. Question list.
10:16am
Rep. Young. To host listening session.
3:51am
Rep. Richards. Responds to statement by Gov. Walker's office on strengthening BadgerCare. Green Bay Press Gazette.
3:46am
Speaker Vos. Encourages celebrations on Ronald W. Reagan Day.
3:43am
Rep. Kahl. Announces support for Cullen/Schultz Mining Reform Bill.

5:21am
Appleton Post Crescent. Rep. Jim Steineke: We'll get rid of unneeded state rules.
5:17am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Local legislative opinions differ on mining bill.
5:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Taxpayers foot bill for Erpenbach's legal costs in open records case. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:53am
Janesville Gazette. Mining bill to be voted on by committees.
4:45am
La Crosse Tribune. Democrats host town hall meeting.
4:22am
CBS 58. Armed guards in schools.
4:18am
WTMJ. Sen. Darling wants to eliminate residency requirement for Milwaukee teachers.
4:02am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Gov. Mark Dayton's budget: Wisconsin representative seeks to use proposed tax hike to lure business.

State Agencies

4:10pm
DOT. Wisconsin traffic crashes killed 40 people last month.
4:07pm
DATCP. Dr. Ellen Hooker still "hooked" on regulatory veterinary medicine after 27 years.
3:34pm
WEDC. Seeks companies for Australia trade venture.
2:19pm
Emergency Management. Winter storm watch.
1:00pm
DOJ. Special Agents and Homeland Security Investigations partner in ICAC operation.
12:48pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces "Partnership Against Domestic Violence" training event for public safety and criminal justice professionals.
12:36pm
DNR. Deer tests positive for CWD in Waukesha County.
10:07am
DHS. Wisconsin receives federal approval for AIDS/HIV medical home model of care.
8:21am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter - Feb. 2013.
3:41am
GAB. Pew: Wisconsin leads the nation in elections.

10:54am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Sales tax hike of 160%? DPW.
5:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Audit: foster care firm made $6.1 million in fraudulent or improper claims.
4:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Pew: Wisconsin ranks high among states in running elections.

Economy/Business

11:11am
Voces de la Frontera. New report reveals Palermo's manipulated immigration audit.

Statewide

12:19pm
National Weather Service. Winter storm warning (southeast WI).  Winter weather advisory (central and southern WI).
10:43am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network, Election Protection. Nonpartisan election report highlights importance of same-day registration and improved election administration.
8:25am
Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. Recognizes donors who have joined the Revolution of Responsibility.
3:40am
WEDA. 18th Annual Governor's Conference on Economic Development Feb. 6-8, 2013.

10:47am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Boy Scouts delay decision on admitting gays.
4:40am
Wisconsin Reporter. Study: More 'sinners' paying more 'sin' taxes.
4:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lakes Michigan, Huron hit record low water level.

Courts

1:12pm
Chief Justice Abrahamson. State-county investment in court system provides high rate of return for Wisconsin.
11:08am
District IV Court of Appeals. State v. Abbott Laboratories. AG Van Hollen.
8:40am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State. v. James G. Brereton.
8:30am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Jonathan A. Herr.

5:37am
Juneau County Star-Times. Groups sue DNR over Nekoosa mill's phosphorus discharges.

Education

3:11pm
UW-Stout. Use of e-textbooks is under way and expected to grow.
11:30am
UW-Stevens Point. Benefits of study abroad discussd at free lecture.
3:56am
MacIver Institute. School choice advocates host academy in Kenosha.

5:01am
Stevens Point Journal. Change concerns Skyward schools.
4:46am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Software plan move likely to cost districts.
4:36am
Daily Cardinal. Princeton Review ranks UW seventh best value.

Local

4:05pm
Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. Honors local social justice advocate in observance of Black History Month.
1:34pm
Association Management Partners. Portz achieves certification as association executive.
1:08pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi, County Board Members. Announce new cooperative housing initiative for homeless. Letter to Mayor Soglin, City Councl President.
12:14pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. Calls for audit of County Board. Resolution memo.
11:32am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Labor, community come together to assist displaced workers at Echo Lake Foods.
7:55am
Dane County Market. Dane County MLS pending condo sales up 22%

10:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supervisor calls for state audit of county government as part of reform push.
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Proposal would cut County Board by 5 members, slash budget.
4:13am
WAOW. Weston Village creates fee, raises concerns.

Congress

4:07pm
U.S. Rep. Duffy. Statement on House passage of the "Require a Plan" Act.
12:11pm
U.S. Rep. Petri. Bill would correct pension inequity.

4:55am
Janesville Gazette. Analysis: Obama and GOP want to replace across-the-board cuts, but with what?

Federal Agencies

2:36pm
Social Security. March 2013 columns.
11:35am
USPS. Announces new delivery schedule.

8:02am
Washington Post. Saturday mail delivery to end Aug. 1.
5:53am
Bloomberg. Deficit to shrink below $1 trillion, U.S. agency predicts.
5:48am
USA Today. Report: Climate change could devastate agriculture.

Politics

4:06pm
Pridemore for Wisconsin. Launches new website.
1:37pm
Roggensack for Justice. Releases first campaign ad: Start Someplace.

Tuesday February 5, 2013

Strengthen BadgerCare Act

4:16pm
Statement on the Strengthen BadgerCare Act. Rep. Riemer.
2:31pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Applauds proposal to expand BadgerCare.
1:57pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network. Expand BadgerCare for a heathier and more productive Wisconsin.
12:40pm
Rep. Richards, Sen. Erpenbach. Plan to strengthen BadgerCare unveiled at State Capitol. LFB - estimates of change in MA benefit expenditures. LFB - draft summary. Rep. Pasch. Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Rep. Genrich. AFL-CIO. ABC for Health. Wisconsin Council on Children and Families.

3:15pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. We could save $65M by expanding Medicare, Democrats tell Walker. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin State Journal.

Governor

2:55pm
Gov. Walker. And Family at Harley Museum in honor of Harley's 110th anniversary on new Department of Transportation state map. 
11:36am
Gov. Walker. Seeks applicants for student representative on the UW System Board of Regents.
10:00am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Pressure mounts on Walker to take Medicaid money.

4:24am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse's elected leaders implore Gov. Walker to take federal funds, expand BadgerCare.
4:17am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: School vouchers: Time to learn more.

Legislative

4:55pm
Reps. Bewley, Ringhand. Friends of Wisconsin Craft Brewers award winners announced.
3:23pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Democratic proposal would promote "Jobs Now."
2:28pm
Rep. Bernier. Mining amendments a step forward.
1:37pm
Sen. Taylor. Unveils Independent Pardon Council Act. LRB-1082/1.
1:01pm
Sens. Vukmir, Cowles. Letter to AG Van Hollen requesting investigation into audit findings on Community Care Resources, Inc.
12:51pm
Sens. Lehman, Jauch. Announce amendments to GOP mining bill. LRBs0003/1. LRBa0075/1. LRBa0061/1. LRBa0058/1. LRBa0101/1. LRBa0100/1.
11:07am
Rep. Severson. Sends open letter to Minnesota businesses. Letter.
9:49am
Rep. Bewley. Window dressing.
8:30am
Sen. Gudex. Announces listening sessions.

3:17pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Keep drive alive to curb DUI.
3:10pm
Chippewa Herald. Senate minority leader to hold town hall meeting in Chippewa Falls.
12:55pm
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin legislator reaches out to tax-rattled Minnesota companies.
9:24am
Miwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sen. Erpenbach ordered to provide emails to judge.
6:00am
Governing. Most states lack consumer protection laws in line with federal health law.
5:08am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Yearning for common ground at Capitol.
4:40am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Editorial: Bipartisan effort needed on mining bill.
4:28am
La Crosse Tribune. Kathleen Vinehout: Health insurance top concern for business.
4:26am
Wisconsin State Journal. Critics still not satisfied as GOP unveils mining bill changes. Wisconsin Reporter.
4:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lawmakers seek inquiry of foster care program after fraud allegations. Wisconsin State Journal.
3:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Partisan mapmaking takes power from the people.
3:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State smoking tax high, but cessation programs get butt of budget.

State Agencies

2:33pm
DOJ. Special Agents partner with the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department in ICAC operation.
2:27pm
DNR. Weekly news.
1:54pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces judgment against a Waukesha County laboratory.
12:57pm
WEDC, Whitewater Community Development Authority. To boost entrepreneurs.
12:11pm
DOJ. Former drug task force supervisor makes initial appearance on theft and misconduct charges.
10:37am
DOJ. CBS program "48 Hours" to feature La Crosse County murder case of Merna and Dennis Koula.
3:44am
DHS. Bats and rabies still a concern in winter, health officials warn.

3:20pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. WEDC, Whitewater CDA to provide grants to start-ups.
4:09am
Stevens Point Journal. Skyward CEO 'in shock' over decision on SIS vendor.
3:53am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Wisconsin: State pension board rejects request for $200M for economic development initiatives.

Economy/Business

5:41am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Xcel Energy wants to add wind power after tax credits extended.
4:22am
Chippewa Herald. Cash crops spur record earnings.
3:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Aging population, fewer business start-ups restrain Wisconsin job growth, report says.

Statewide

3:08pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Releases Farmer's Share Report. Report.
2:26pm
Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence. Annual conference showcases best practices for success.
11:15am
AFSCME. Front-line public employees deserve a pay raise.

6:16am
Janesville Gazette. Round and round over roundabouts.
5:58am
Washington Post. For insurance exchanges, states need 'navigators' - and hiring them is a huge task.

Courts

9:28am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. Scott B. Bohlinger.

5:25am
Bloomberg. McGraw-Hill, S&P sued by U.S. over mortgage-bond ratings.

Education

4:33pm
Milwaukee Public Schools. Recruitment effort set to start as MPS seeks 700 new teachers.
1:34pm
UW-Eau Claire. The Princeton Review names UW-Eau Claire among top best value colleges.

6:21am
Inside Higher Ed. For-profit backlash.
5:22am
USA Today. Best Value Colleges strive to cut tuition sticker shock.
4:36am
Appleton Post Crescent. AASD looks to change post-retirement benefits.
4:20am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Open enrollment policy has meant net loss of students, EC school board members say.

Local

1:40pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Straw purchase arrests go nowhere in Milwaukee County Court System. Memo: Prosecution for straw purchasers.
1:05pm
Milwaukee Ald. Bauman. Proposal to lift cap on city taxicab permits gets Friday hearing.
12:43pm
Milwaukee County Sups. Taylor, Borkowski. Open letter to the residents of Milwaukee County regarding proposal to downsize County Board and staff.
11:28am
Madison Mayor Soglin. City of Madison's email system overwhelmed by petition campaign.
9:53am
Racine Mayor Dickert. City Revelopment Authority acquires Racine Steel Casting property.

5:03am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Prosecutor cited near Hudson.

Congress

4:34pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Named Chair of Rural Health Care Coalition.
1:03pm
House Budget Committee Chair Ryan. CBO report is a warning of the challenges ahead.
10:47am
U.S. Rep. Ryan. The President is shirking his duty.
10:45am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. To host agricultural summit and expo.

3:21pm
La Crosse Tribune. Obama seeks to avoid sequester with short-term fix.
5:31am
Bloomberg. Democratic consensus growing on short spending-cut delay.
5:15am
Washington Times. Obama misses his 4th budget deadline.
4:11am
Marshfield News Herald. Gun ownership mixed among Wis. lawmakers.

Federal Agencies

12:04pm
CBO. The budget and economic outlook: Fiscal years 2013 to 2023.
11:38am
EPA. Updates greenhouse gas emissions data from large facilities.

Politics

3:45am
Fallone for Justice. Calls on Justice Roggensack to explain unreported contributions.

4:32am
Badger Herald. State Supreme Court race fundraising politicized.

Monday February 4, 2013

Governor

2:55pm
Gov. Walker. Video release - budget priority: Reform government.
2:07pm
The Hill. Ohio Gov. Kasich backs Obama healthcare law's Medicaid expansion.

Legislative

4:50pm
Sen. Jauch. Statement on GOP amendments to SB 1.
4:35pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on "Mining for Jobs" amendments.
4:31pm
Leg. Council. Memo regarding amendments to SB 1/AB 1, relating to the regulation of ferrous mining and related activities.
4:14pm
WILL. Court orders review of Erpenbach emails.
3:04pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Invites public to listening sessions in Whitewater and Sumner.
2:05pm
Sen. Jauch. Announces bi-partisan legislative visits on February 8th and 9th.
12:49pm
Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians. To Mining Committee leadership: The legislative process has failed to consider the rights of tribes. Letter to Sen. Tiffany.
11:09am
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation notices of the week.
11:02am
Reps. Danou, Vruwink. Town hall meeting notice.
10:07am
Sens. Cowles, Vukmir. Foster care agency should be criminally investigated.

2:18pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Republicans unveil changes to mining bill.
2:16pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: New fees for records? No way.
5:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Plan to sell state-owned power plants might be revived.
5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Minnesota's mining not an economic panacea.
5:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Slow down and get mining bill right.
5:04am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Let the voters cut positions.
4:50am
Daily Cardinal. Mining bill divides northern Wisconsin.
4:18am
WQOW. State lawmaker requests an audit of November election.
3:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Secretive paper ballots regaining hold in Wisconsin Legislature.

State Agencies

1:09pm
DATCP. Potatoes have hearty appeal.
1:08pm
DATCP. Local  food producers can apply for technical assistance.
1:01pm
DWD Sec. Newson, Lt. Gov. Kleefisch. Join Walgreens in announcing expansion of job training initiative for people with disabilities.
11:01am
DOT. Amtrak's Hiawatha Service sets new calendar year ridership record in 2012.
8:37am
DOJ. Cold case double homicide investigation leads to arrest of suspect in 1990 rape case.
6:05am
Skyward. Statewide SIS decision presents long-term consequences. Sen. Lassa.

4:23pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Announces steps to assist workers affected by Burlington fire that closed Echo Lake Foods.
9:11am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Celebrating transit.
5:18am
Appleton Post Crescent. New state corrections head warns workers. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
5:13am
Marshfield News Herald. Skyward plans to appeal state vendor decision. Wausau Daily Herald. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
5:11am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin DNR names new tribal liaison.
5:10am
Stevens Point Journal. Local support for Skyward now includes Facebook page.
4:56am
La Crosse Tribune. What are 23 years worth? $25,000 in Wisconsin - where those wrongfully convicted receive little compensation.
4:52am
Wisconsin Reporter. Walker to public pension fund manager: Can you spare $200 million?
4:14am
Marshfield News Herald. DNR seeks additional staff to monitor frac sand sites.
3:56am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Wisconsin officials continue to urge additional testing at Shirley site amid health concerns.
3:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. State: Foster care agency owner misused nearly $5M of taxpayer money.

Economy/Business

1:59pm
Boardman & Clark Law Firm. Employment law update.
10:57am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Jobs research: Focus misplaced?

4:43am
Milwaukee Business Journal. ManpowerGroup cutting jobs in Milwaukee, internationally.
4:00am
KHON. Wisconsin firm recalls liver pate due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Statewide

2:15pm
Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans. Cut medication costs, not Medicaid.
1:44pm
Flight for Life. Releases Flight for Life Central - a moblie app that makes requesting a medical helicopter quicker and easier than ever.
11:40am
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Ranked No. 4 in the nation by Parents magazine.
11:14am
Wisconsin Women's Network. Announces "Women on Topic" brown bag to plan for International Women's Day.
10:59am
Wisconsin Family Council. Governor Walker: Marriage is good for Wisconsin.

10:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Hospital Association endorses Medicaid expansion.
5:31am
Green Bay Press Gazette. U.S. says most states lax on drunken driving, announces penalties.
4:30am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Wisconsin gas prices rise sharply.
4:03am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Early spring in state according to Jimmy.
4:02am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Groundhog predicts early spring.

Courts

3:59am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Wisconsin-based athiest group sues florist for refusing to deliver.

Education

1:45pm
UW-Stout. MIT officials help dedicate Fab Lab.
10:48am
UW-Stout. Joins national sustainability tracking program.
10:46am
AT&T. Pacelli High School students learn about dangers of texting & driving, urged to pledge never to text behind the wheel.
10:30am
UW-Platteville. Collaborative program continues success.

11:20am
Badger Herald. Fiscal talks could hit UW.
8:40am
Chicago Tribune. Editorial: All they want is a choice.

Local

3:53pm
ARCW, Milwaukee Health Department. Health officials urge action on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
3:01pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Driver Sober results in 16 drunken driver arrests.
12:02pm
Dane County Parks. Snowmobile trails opening Feb. 4, 2013.
8:33am
Dane County Market. Home price index. Condo price index.
3:46am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.

11:06am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Tallman projects bringing vision into better focus.
5:28am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Backlog leaves some Brown County drug criminals on streets longer.
4:46am
Milwaukee Business Journal. County mulls lawsuit to clear public trust concern from Downtown Transit Center.
4:04am
Fond du Lac Reporter. County employees see smaller paychecks, reduced opportunity under Act 10.

Congress

11:07am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Ryan in position to help nation avoid debt crisis.
6:01am
The Hill. Obama: 'No doubt' nation needs more tax revenue to lower deficit.

Federal Agencies

8:43am
EPA. Federal agencies working to make homes healthier.

4:07am
Daily Reporter. EPA raises biofuel estimate.

Politics

4:17pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Megna calls for court candidates to reject out-of-state cash.
5:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lemon law attorney Vince Megna's YouTube videos a wild card in election.
3:50am
WTMJ. Wisconsin lawmaker wants armed volunteers in schools.

Friday February 1, 2013

Notice of Intent for Student Database System

5:48pm
DOA. Issues notice of intent for student database system to move into contract negotiations.
Procurement process observation report. Notice of intent letter.

Governor

4:49am
Wisconsin Reporter. Walker's Act 10 police protection costs taxpayers big.
4:05am
WQOW. Governor Walker weighs in on tax reform proposals in other states.
3:50am
WAOW. Governor Walker talks about Wausau Paper's decision to sell it's mills.

Legislative

4:35pm
Rep. Ballweg. Announces Facebook page.
3:59pm
Sen. Cullen. Column: Getting mining reform done right.
12:56pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Jobs now!
3:41am
Democratic Party of Milwaukee County. Applauds legislative Democrats' focus on jobs.

3:07pm
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Mining bill must protect environment.
5:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly leaders offer concessions to Democrats on mining bill.
4:55am
Eau Claire Leader Telegram. Democrats unveil jobs plan, hope GOP will support. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

State Agencies

3:10pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings (Feb. 3-9).
1:45pm
DOJ. Hosts weeklong training seminar for new chiefs of police.
1:01pm
DHS. Wisconsin women encouraged to learn health facts on "Wear Red Day" today.
11:52am
DPI. Seeking sponsors for Summer Food Service Program.
9:15am
DWD. Meetings and Hearings (Feb. 4-8).
8:41am
OCI. Winter's wonders can hide icy hazards.

6:08am
Racine Journal Times. State economic development commission to take region-by-region approach.
5:25am
Capital Times. Secretary of State speaks out against continuing assault on the office.
3:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Company settles with Wisconsin, 45 other states over foreclosures.

Economy/Business

3:08pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. It's time to tax large credit unions.
7:33am
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment situation summary (Nonfarm payrolls up 157K, Unemployment rate 7.9%).

8:04am
Bloomberg. U.S. payrolls rose in January after jumping at end of 2012.
5:47am
Reuters. Dominion CEO says Virginia power plants on schedule, on budget.
4:37am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Burlington mayor hopeful Echo Lake Foods rebuilds after fire.

Statewide

2:15pm
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. Report exposes deception at anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers.
1:43pm
Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Poll confirms vast majority of public and NRA members want universal background checks.
12:54pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Recognizes three rural advocates with first annual "Friend of the Family Farmer" award.

6:02am
New York Times. Some sheriffs object to call for tougher gun laws.
4:52am
Badger Herald. Study shows uneven distribution of income tax.

Courts

9:04am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Lynn Bethke v. Auto-Owners Insurance Company.

4:28pm
Duluth News Tribune. Parents ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear mascot case.
5:35am
Bloomberg. Validity of consumer bureau at stake in legal challenge.
5:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Discrimination lawsuit against Mark Pocan dropped.

Education

3:12pm
UW-River Falls. (Updated) Fourth annual Bowls for Hope event to benefit free clinic.
3:09pm
UW System. Finalists named in search for UW System administration and fiscal affairs leader.
11:56am
UW-Stout. Memorial service Feb. 16 on campus for former chancellor Swanson.
9:07am
UW-Extension. Give your financial health a boost.

5:31am
USA Today. Growing number of educators boycott standarized tests.
5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Succeeds' plan to fix MPS draws scrutiny.

Local

4:01pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on Madison Police Department investigations.
3:13pm
Milwaukee Ald. Davis, Perez. Immigration reform holds promise for Milwaukee, U.S., aldermen say.
2:13pm
Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. Justice Geske appointed as mediator for art museum, war memorial negotiations.
8:39am
Dane County Market. Sold and expired MLS listings - December 2012.

4:31am
Tomah Journal. Staffing resolution to stand despite controversy.
3:56am
CBS 58. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn responds to Sheriff Clarke radio message.

Congress

2:10pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbenner. Bipartisan members of Judiciary Committee file amicus brief in support of Voting Rights Act.
11:50am
Voces de la Frontera. The path to citizenship starts with an end to the deportations.
11:48am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Requests BATF briefing on botched Milwaukee sting operation.
9:09am
Fix the Debt Wisconsin. Statement on the suspension of the debt ceiling.

9:06am
The Hill. Sen. Baldwin: Healthcare is a right.
5:50am
LA Times. Automatic federal spending cuts looking more likely.
5:45am
Reuters. Analysis: Medicare premium support idea rising from ashes?

Federal Agencies

1:25pm
HHS. Administration issues notice of proposed rulemaking on recommended preventive service policy.
1:21pm
UDSA. Proposes standards to provide healthy food options in schools.

1:19pm
Reuters. White House offers compromise on birth control coverage.

Politics

11:54am
DPW. Scott Walker still has a criminal defense fund: Why?

5:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Roggensack has lead in fundraising in Wisconsin Supreme Court race.
3:42am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker raises nearly $474,000 in last half of 2012.

 

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