Tuesday February 28, 2017 - Updated 4:47pm

Budget

2:53pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on Gov. Walker's Farm to School budget cuts.
12:23pm
Sen. Carpenter. Delay will not fix Governor Walker's DOT budget crisis.

4:47pm
Wisconsin State Journal. As Wisconsin Lottery posts record sales, Scott Walker seeks millions more for ads.
10:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. For big Wisconsin road projects, cost increases bring scrutiny. 
4:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin farmers call for road, school funding.
4:34am
Racine Journal Times. Proposed FoodShare changes debated.
4:31am
Racine Journal Times. Without I-94 funds, Wanggaard may be a 'no' on state budget.
4:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Court watchdog sees its standing eroded under Scott Walker plan.

Legislative

4:06pm
Sen. Kapenga. Circulates Article V resolution calling for a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.
2:40pm
Rep. Novak. Column: The publishing of public notices.
2:20pm
Rep. Ripp. Statement on WisDOT's decision to end the I-39/90/94 Madison to Portage corridor study.
2:11pm
AFSCME Council 32. Memo in support of SB-35.
11:14am
Rep. Gannon. Why I quit my local rotary club.
9:17am
Sen. Vukmir, Rep. Sanfelippo. Propose bill to aid local law enforcement. LRB-0330.

1:16pm
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Legislation aims to help new farmers pay for education costs.
11:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Lawmaker threatens to drop Rotary membership over gun policy.
11:20am
Janesville Gazette. Republican senator questions opioid immunity bill.
4:43am
Fox 6. "This bill is the right step:" Missouri copies Wisconsin law on officer-involved shooting investigations.
4:41am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Stopping a 'revolving door' at the Capitol.
4:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers to hold hearing on eliminating state treasurer's office.
4:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican proposes raising UW tuition by inflation, income.

State Agencies

4:40pm
DATCP. Advice to manure applicators: Plan to spread? Look ahead.
4:08pm
DNR. Weekly news.
2:24pm
DOT. Announces 2016 Excellence in Construction Awards.
9:56am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Hosts 2017 National History Day in Wisconsin events:  Carroll University. Lakeland Union High School. UW-La Crosse.
9:23am
WEDC. Madison-based health care IT startup certified as Qualified New Business Venture.
5:20am
DOR. (Updated) Targets fraud and identity theft.

4:36am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, WEDC to lead trade mission to Mexico.
4:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin and Minnesota still at odds over tax reciprocity.

Economy/Business

1:40pm
DFI. 2016 net income, lending increase for state-chartered banks.
12:24pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on FDIC fourth quarter 2016 report.

Statewide

4:17pm
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Challenges Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's (MDEQ) approval of Aquila Resources' Back Forty Mine permit.

Courts

11:12am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Court interpreter training planned for Milwaukee.
9:06am
District III Court of Appeals. Carol Wilmet v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.
9:05am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Jeffrey C. Denny.

4:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Judges hear arguments over former ammunition site's master plan.

Education

2:51pm
UW-Stout. 3 Day Startup event March 24-26 seeks student entrepreneurs.
11:23am
Marquette University. MPS Superintendent Driver goes 'On the Issues' at Marquette Law School.
10:29am
UW-Madison. Ranked first in number of Peace Corps volunteers.
10:26am
UW-Platteville. Owens receives undergraduate research award.
10:25am
UW-Platteville. Professor assists Syrian refugees in germany.
10:24am
UW-Platteville. Organic Valley gifts $50,000 for dairy science major.
9:22am
UW-Madison. Panczenko, longtime director of Chazen Museum of Art, to retire.

1:21pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Former UW-Oshkosh chancellor pushed his legacy in slow economy.

Local

1:18pm
Milwaukee City Council. Members seek help from U.S. Attorney General on MPD report.
11:51am
Port of Green Bay. Don't miss the boat! Get your guess into the First Ship Contest.
9:08am
Racine Mayor Dickert. Committee of the Whole recommends continuing to develop hotel and event center. Report.

11:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hidden report shows hundreds of Milwaukee County pension payment errors.

Congress

4:43pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson applauds President Trump's action targeting harmful EPA WOTUS rule.
11:38am
RPW. ICYMI: Senator Tammy Baldwin opposes more Trump nominess than any other red-state senator.

9:26am
Washington Examiner. Democratic Rep. Ron Kind leads from the center.
5:11am
The Hill. Speaker Ryan faces crucial stretch.
5:00am
Reuters. Trump seeks 'historic' U.S. military spending boost, domestic cuts.
4:59am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Taxpayers fund a first-class congressional foreign travel boom.
4:39am
Janesville Gazette.  Wisconsin Democrats hoping to make points with Trump guests.
4:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lawmakers visit Jewish Community Center following bomb threats.
4:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. When Donald Trump addresses Congress, Wisconsin lawmakers want view of what's in store.

Politics

11:30am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Gableman, Club for Growth leader to speak at GOP fundraiser.
10:02am
One Wisconsin Now. Requests investigation of Lowell Holtz by Milwaukee, Rock County District Attrorneys.

11:25am
Fox 11. Liberal group asks for investigation of school candidate.
9:24am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers, Lowell Holtz debate effect of Act 10 on state teacher supply.
4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin superintendent candidates weigh in on Betsy DeVos role.
4:33am
WiscNews. Tony Evers, Lowell Holtz debate effect of Act 10 on state teacher supply.
4:28am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin superintendent candidate unsure email broke law.

Local Politics

11:02am
Wales for Milwaukee County Circuit Court. "Law enforcement trusts Judge Wales" - Deputy Sheriff's Association.

Monday February 27, 2017

Governor

11:01am
Rep. Crowley. Letter to Gov. Walker demanding response to Sheriff Clarke removal.
10:11am
Gov. Walker. Announces Department of Revenue anti-fraud initiatives save taxpayers $255 million over six years.

4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker touts state's health care for poor as Obamacare alternative.
4:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker cautious on Trump, Medicaid cuts.

Budget

2:37pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Demand runs high for DNR magazine Gov. Scott Walker wants to cut.
1:07pm
Cap Times. UW faculty classroom hours don't tell the whole story, professor says.
5:36am
Racine Journal Times. More inmates to be placed at Racine youth facility.
4:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Drug treatment boost would lead to release of Wisconsin inmates.
4:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. State budget bucks national trend, cuts farm-to-school coordinator.

Legislative

4:20pm
Rep. Edming. Announces Athens listening session.
3:09pm
Rep. Vruwink. Column: Legislation offers hope for suffering patients.
1:29pm
Rep. Schraa. Town halls announced.
12:58pm
Badger Advocates. Applauds call for reasonable tuition schedule.
11:03am
Rep. Spreitzer. Announces new program to attract new farmers. Summary. LRB-1633.
10:59am
Rep. Mason. Unveils legislative website in Spanish. Spanish Release.
9:48am
Rep. Considine. Announces March listening sessions.
4:41am
Rep. Brostoff. (Updated) Condemns use of Wisconsin State Troopers against NoDAPL water protectors.
4:39am
Rep. Barca. Statement on attorney general appeal of redistricting decision.
4:38am
Rep. Kessler. Statement on DOJ decision to appeal ruling in Whitford v. Gill.
4:37am
Rep. Vruwink. No need to for secretive, costly, partisan waste of tax dollars.

2:52pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Republican proposes raising UW tuition by inflation, income.
2:39pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gas tax indexing: How a bipartisan idea ended in a bipartisan unraveling.
12:39pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bayfield County presses state for more authority to protect water resources from farm runoff.
5:30am
WJFW. Proposed state Senate bill would change how police seize property related to a crime.
4:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Counties push state for higher payments on county forestlands.
4:20am
Janesville Gazette. Lawmakers push for hemp comeback in Wisconsin.

State Agencies

2:56pm
Lt. Gov. Kleefisch. Elected Vice Chair of Aerospace States Association.

Economy/Business

9:50am
Prevention Genetics. Launches cutting-edge gene test; benefits reproductive and healthy patients.

4:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Abrupt end to nearly 70-year run for Dunham Express.
4:19am
Chippewa Herald. J.C. Penny to shut 130-plus stores, offer early retirements.

Statewide

4:13pm
350 Madison, Wisconsin Youth Network. To hold march against pipepline expansion.
4:10pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Fascism: A guide for study and resistance.

4:34am
Beloit Daily News. Cooperative mergers shrink Wisconsin dairy farmers' options.

Courts

4:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal appeals court could reinstate Wisconsin's early voting limits.

Education

4:14pm
Marquette University. Chief Justice Roggensack to present Law School's Hallows Lecture.
12:20pm
Marquette University. Engineering dean receives honors from Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network and STEM Forward.
12:19pm
UW-Madison. Study shows stem cells fiercely abide by innate developmental timing.
9:53am
UW-Platteville. Agencies, students drawn to Criminal Justice Career Day.
9:47am
UW-Stout. Summit to help campuses provide affordable e-textbooks, resources.

4:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. West Allis school district turns to taxpayers after blowing through $17.5 million in reserves.
4:21am
Racine Journal Times. Referendums becoming the go-to for school districts.
4:20am
Cap Times. UW-Madison panel seeks coverage for transgender healthcare.

Local

2:42pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Gas pumps in the City of Madison now safe from credit card theft.
4:45am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 12 arrests.

Congress

4:42pm
DPW. Sen. Baldwin: Workers need Buy America commitment.
2:47pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Visits Milwaukee Jewish Community Center.
2:46pm
DPW. Wisconsin is asking: Where is Speaker Paul Ryan?
12:21pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces guest for President Trump's address to Congress.
9:52am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Rubio; U.S. Reps. Crowley, Smith. Introduce the JUST Act to help Holocaust survivors and familes of Holocaust victims.
9:45am
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Cecile Richards rallies Planned Parenthood supporters in Wisconsin.
4:40am
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Leaked draft of House ACA repeal bill also includes Planned Parenthood defund provision.

5:09am
Bloomberg. Proposed Trump budget to hike defense spending, cut EPA.
4:36am
U.S. News & World Report. Midwest, Wyoming lawmakers target wolf protections again.
4:31am
The Hill. Trump talks ObamaCare over lunch with Walker, Scott.
4:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hundreds gather to back Planned Parenthood, slam Paul Ryan.
4:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin farmers hope Trump will bring new money to rural infrastructure.
4:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lawmakers call for quick action to protect workers, residents from barrel refurbishing plants.
4:18am
Reuters. Trump to lay out healthcare revamp details in speech to Congress.

Politics

12:07pm
DPW. Congratulates Jason Rae on becoming DNC Secretary.
12:06pm
DPW. Statement on DNC Chair election.
10:22am
RPW. ICYMI: Failing Democrats lose at their own game.
4:42am
Evers for State Superintendent. Lowell Holtz: What's next?

4:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. State superintendent candidate Lowell Holtz sent campaign email from schools account.

Local Politics

4:48pm
Karofsky for Dane County Judge. Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk endorses.
4:11pm
Townsend for Dane County Judge. AFSCME PEOPLE endorses.
9:55am
Michel for Milwaukee Municipal Court. Statement on spring primary election.

Friday February 24, 2017

Governor

1:05pm
Reuters. U.S. governors prepare wish lists for Trump infrastructure promise.

Budget

1:07pm
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. (Updated) Proposed state budget relies on surplus now, revenue growth later to boost new spending.
12:11pm
Sen. Darling and Rep. Nygren. Letter to Congressional delegation regarding Medicaid block grant funding. 
5:18am
ETF. Provides intial review of 2017-2019 state budget.

4:28am
WXOW. Higher registration fees, tollways, gas tax: Experts offer long-term solutions to transportation issues.
4:25am
Beloit Daily News. Walker vows to complete I-39/90 work.
4:20am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Walker seeks to move public notices to online.

Legislative

1:43pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Announces in-district listening sessions.
11:38am
Speaker Vos. Members of Assembly GOP urge support of U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Letter to Sens. Johnson, Baldwin.
10:52am
Rep. Katsma. Statement on Jay Risch's appointment as Department of Financial Institutions secretary.
9:22am
Rep. Taylor. No winners in Tony Robinson tragedy, but there is a way forward.
8:26am
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: Internationl Women's Day March 8th, 2016.
5:13am
Reps. Spreitzer, Zamarripa. Statement on the withdrawal of federal protections for transgender students.

4:31am
Wisconsin Law Journal. Cannabis oil bill heads to full Assembly.
4:21am
Wisconsin State Journal. Lawmaker considering bill to make job offer deals between candidates illegal.

State Agencies

4:20pm
DWD. Lt. Governor Kleefisch and Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson announce available Youth Apprenticeship grants for the 2017-18 school year.
1:44pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Feb. 27-March 5.
9:21am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Feb. 27-March 3.
5:12am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

8:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Ethics Commission records taken in John Doe leak probe.
4:23am
Daily Reporter. State looking to Wangard team for SE Wisconsin crime-lab project.

Economy/Business

5:20am
Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year. Seven companies win 29th annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards.
5:17am
Current Young Professionals. Future 15 Young Professional Awards presented.

Statewide

3:02pm
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Menominee River NAGPRA Affiliation Claim confirmed. 
1:42pm
Functional Biosciences. Achieves CLIA compliance.

4:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin sees spike in flu cases compared to 2016.

Courts

4:22pm
Sen. Hansen. Republicans should stop playing politics with taxpayers' money and adopt non-partisan redistricting reform.
3:36pm
WI Institute for Law and Liberty.  Responds to WI Supreme Court ruling in Voces de la Frontera v. David Clarke. 
2:50pm
Fair Elections Project. Calls upon Legislature to focus on fair map drawing process. 
1:45pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. State Supreme Court sides with Sheriff Clarke in lawsuit brought by Voces de la Frontera.
1:06pm
One Wisconsin Now. Federal court hears oral arguments in appeals on One Wisconsin Institute, et. al. v. Thomsen, et. al.
11:31am
Voces de la Frontera. Responds to disgraceful state Supreme Court ruling.
8:33am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Voces de la Frontera v. David A. Clarke, Jr.

4:34pm
Courthouse News Service. Seventh Circuit gives little hope to opponents of Wisconsin voter ID law.
1:00pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Schimel files appeal with SCOTUS over redistricting ruling.
11:44am
Chippewa Herald. Court: Sheriff exempt from releasing immigration records.
8:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal appeals court to hear Wisconsin's voter ID, early voting cases Friday.
4:53am
Reuters. Trump's transgender move puts spotlight on Supreme Court case.

Education

4:17pm
MPS. Board approves district-wide uniform policy.
1:08pm
Marquette University. Catholic friar who advocates for migrants to kick off Marquette Democracy Project spring series.

4:42am
CBS 58. MPS students will wear school uniforms starting in the fall.
4:41am
WAOW. Trump nixing transgender bathroom directive does not impact Wausau schools.
4:22am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Experts weigh in on student debt.
4:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. School officials, advocates weigh in on Trump rollback of transgender bathroom guidance.

Local

4:21pm
Madison Department of Civil Rights. Hires new Affirmative Action Division Manager.
11:32am
Best Western Premier Park Hotel. Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Capitol Square hotel history.
5:14am
Milwaukee County Health and Human Services. Shrout takes on second term as MHB Chair.

4:43am
WFRV. Sturgeon Bay will draft a wheel tax ordinance after a unanimous vote by the common council.
4:18am
Cap Times. Police union: $3.35 million civil rights suit settlement 'casts a pall' over Matt Kenny, other officers.

Congress

4:18pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Invites Lupe Salmeron, a DREAMer, to Trump's Joint Address to Congress.
11:46am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. As foreign favors pile up, Democratic senators call on Trump to halt unconstitutional conduct.

1:02pm
The Hill. Leaked ObamaCare bill outlines GOP plan.
8:22am
New York Times. At Democrat's 'listening session,' concern about Trump, minus the jeers.
4:52am
Bloomberg. GOP Obamacare plan would cover fewer people; blowback grows.
4:51am
USA Today. Cannabis industry roiled by White House comments on enforcement.
4:24am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Town hall crowd airs concerns for Ron Johnson.
4:23am
Fox 11. Sen. Johnson declines invite to town hall in Green Bay.

Politics

4:27am
Washington Examiner. Scott Walker leaning toward third gubernatorial run.
4:18am
Chippewa Herald. Scott Walker compares Trump protests and Act 10 protests: 'Been there, seen that.'
4:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sheriff David Clarke tells conservatives to charge elected officials to end sanctuary cities.

Thursday February 23, 2017

Governor

5:05pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints Racine County judge.
3:08pm
Gov. Walker. Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker travels to DC to promote fostering families.
3:06pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on Governor Walker's recent appointments.
1:23pm
Sen. Craig. Statement on Lon Roberts' appointment as PSC Commissioner.
12:41pm
Rep. Considine. Reacts to PSC appointment.
11:24am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address: Keeping our tax relief promise. 
11:20am
Gov. Walker. Appoints Jay Risch to serve as Department of Financial Institutions Secretary. 
11:18am
Gov. Walker. Appoints Lon Roberts to the Public Service Commission. 

12:52pm
Janesville Gazette. Walker appoints Risch to head Financial Institutions.
4:31am
Beloit Daily News. Governor Walker visits Beloit, gets sneak peek at CareerTek and YMCA.

Budget

12:51pm
Cap Times. Rebecca Blank: UW employees should get same pay boost in budget as other state workers.
9:38am
Badger Herald. When getting to nitty-gritty of Walker's UW System investment, Chancellor Blank has some concerns.
4:31am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Let the DNR's magazine continue.

Legislative

5:05pm
Rep. Kremer. New manufacturing, tech, and ag jobs on the horizon with reintroduction of industrial hemp in Wisconsin.
2:45pm
Rep. Genrich. Plans to criminalize unethical conduct of superintendent candidate Holtz.
1:55pm
Central Sands Water Action Coalition. Opposes SB-76.
1:22pm
Transportation Development Association. Unanswered questions on the DOT audit.
10:00am
Sen. Miller. Weekly Democratic radio address: Walker's Rough Roads Getting Worse.
9:26am
Rep. Neylon. Issues statement on autonomous vehicle informational hearing.
5:04am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Searching for the "Reform Dividend."

12:50pm
Beloit Daily News. Ohio, Wisconsin kick start interstate talks on Trump effect.
9:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Bill would limit ban aimed at slowing fatal deer disease.
4:50am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Senate hikes per diem pay by 31 percent.
4:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Teen urges Wisconsin lawmakers to back right-to-try bill after death of mother.
4:29am
WISC. Republican likely to bring back Wisconsin transgender bill.
4:23am
Cap Times. Wisconsin lawmakers consider 'right-to-try' bill for experimental treatments.
4:23am
WBAY. Researcher urges action in Wisconsin on driverless cars.
4:20am
WJFW. More acres tagged for logging in state forest; wildlife groups concerned with wording in new state law.
4:17am
Daily Cardinal. Students lobby for Violence Prevention Specialist in state-law.

State Agencies

3:33pm
Rep. Hintz. Latest revenue collections could indicate more budget trouble.
3:17pm
DATCP. Timeshare reseller settles with State of Wisconsin regarding sales practice allegations.
2:38pm
AG Schimel. Partners with Adapt Pharma on discontinued opioid antidote.
1:19pm
DNR. Eric Lobner named Director of DNR's Wildlife Management Program.
12:40pm
DOR. Collections, January FY2017.
9:21am
WEDC. Two Milwaukee startups certified as Qualified New Business Ventures.

2:43pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel touts better buy on anti-overdose drug.

Economy/Business

3:07pm
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Ho-Chunk's Dan Brown elected to Board of Directors.
12:06pm
M-WERC, The Water Council. Release joint roadmap on the Energy Water Nexus.

4:27am
Daily Cardinal. Wisconsin non-profit releases report on the economic effects of an ACA repeal.

Statewide

5:04pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Ed Garvey, corporate dragon-slayer.
3:32pm
American Lung Association. Taking the Stairs in 2017.
2:48pm
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Kewaunee drinking water study should sound alarm.
12:46pm
WPRI. Discussion on corrections reform strategy.

Courts

9:23am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Tabitha A. Scruggs.

9:24am
NBC 15. Divided Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds DNA fee.

Education

2:45pm
Marquette University. To expand residence hall project.
2:35pm
UW-River Falls. And Chippewa Valley Bean celebrate canning anniversary.
12:07pm
WISPIRG. Advocates say it's time to get the lead out of school drinking water.
10:10am
Marquette University.  New trustees elected to board.
9:35am
UW-Platteville. Huebschman's interest in bats takes him across the world.

Local

2:37pm
Rep. Crowley. Calls for moment of reflection on justice in wake of Tony Robinson settlement.
2:34pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on Matt Kenny, Tony Robinson estate case.
9:58am
WPPA. Statment on behalf of Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny.
9:56am
Madison Professional Police Officers Association. Issues statement regarding settlement of Tony Robinson lawsuit.

12:53pm
WISC. Koval says Robinson settlement will have 'chilling effect' on policing.
9:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Robinson's family to get $3.35M in lawsuit settlement, attorneys say.
4:29am
WTMJ. County pension chief resigns over overpayment.
4:20am
WKOW. Potential buyer for Madison's Oscar Mayer plant.
4:19am
WBAY. Appleton city assessor wants to close "dark store" loophole costing taxpayers money.
4:17am
Milwaukee Biz Times. WMC asks EPA to reconsider Sheboygan County ozone decision.

Congress

12:56pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. To hold open office hours in all 18 counties in Wisconsin's Third Congressional District.
12:42pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Requests European Union support to combat the fentanyl crisis.
9:54am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on Trump transgender bathroom decision.
9:14am
Rep. Brandtjen. Praises Congressman Sensenbrenner for protecting life.
9:13am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Tester. Urge VA to support student veterans.

5:18am
Madison.com. Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them.
4:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker criticizes Sen. Tammy Baldwin over Supreme Court nomination.
4:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker, Schimel urge U.S. Senate to vote on Trump Supreme Court nominee. 
4:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Obamacare repeal could involve high-risk pools like Wisconsin's.
4:21am
WXOW. ACA, college tuition among questions for Rep. Ron Kind at listening session.
4:16am
Reuters. Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms.

Politics

1:54pm
One Wisconsin Now. Calls on Gov. Scott Walker to host Wisconsin town hall.
9:20am
Tiffany for State Senate. Ad finalist for Reed Awards.

12:47pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker urges nation's conservatives to stand strong against protests.
9:32am
Cap Times. Wisconsin schools superintendent race sparks national interest, unclear if money will follow.
4:49am
Wisconsin State Journal. State superintendent race pits choice advocate, public school defender.
4:18am
WQOW. State Superintendent Tony Evers visits Durand after his primary victory.

Wednesday February 22, 2017

Governor

11:20am
Gov. Walker. Orders flags to half-staff on March 4 in honor of Representative Tom Larson.
8:53am
Gov. Walker. Tours Hendricks CareerTek in Beloit.

Budget

3:30pm
DWD Sec. Allen, DSPS Sec. Gutierrez, DOC Sec. Litscher, DVA Sec. Zimmerman. Governor Walker's 2017-19 budget: Now is the time to invest in our state's future.
1:36pm
State Treasurer Adamczyk. Calls for reduction in licensure fees.
12:35pm
American Legion Department of Wisconsin. Wisconsin veterans call on governor, legislators to protect veterans' jobs and prevailing wage law for veterans. Policy Brief. Fact Sheet.
4:57am
Rep. Wachs. Comments on significant delays in capital budget.

1:13pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker's budget will cost Wisconsin jobs, vets say.
4:39am
Daily Cardinal. Several UW-Madison building repair requests deferred in Walker's capital budget proposal.
4:37am
Baraboo News Republic. Proposed tuition cut may impact UW Colleges.
4:34am
Fox 11. Gov. Walker visits Waupaca to highlight his plans for K-12 education.
4:33am
WQOW. Gov. Walker recommends deferring, denying multimillion dollar projects in Eau Claire.
4:32am
NBC 26. Gov. Walker hits back against critics on budget.
4:31am
Wauwatosa Now. State budget to provide some relief for Wauwatosa Schools.
4:25am
Milwaukee Business Journal. State budget includes funds for UWM's Sandburg Hall renovation, hospital complex rehab.

Legislative

2:46pm
Rep. Krug. Schedules listening sessions district wide.
2:46pm
Rep. Snyder. Testifies on first piece of legislation: Right to Try.
2:45pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Testimony in opposition to AB-69.
12:40pm
Rep. Kitchens. Assembly Committee on Children and Families passes CBD Oil bill.
12:38pm
Sen. Darling. Venture capital bill delivering for Wisconsin entrepreneurs.
12:36pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Urges lawmakers to support 'Right to Try' bill.
11:56am
Rep. Shankland. Statement on Republican groundwater bill.
11:19am
Sens. Hansen, Ringhand; Reps. Sinicki, Ohnstad Legislators unveil equal pay proposals.
10:14am
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on CBD bill Assembly committee vote.
10:13am
Rep. Spiros. To hold budget listening session.
9:56am
Sen. Hansen, Rep. Mason. To introduce overtime pay legislation.
4:56am
Sen. Kapenga. Statement on WisDOT audit hearing.

1:07pm
Chippewa Herald. Bipartisan support for Wisconsin bill helping terminally ill.
1:03pm
Daily Reporter. GOP leader resurrects bill to relax well rules.
9:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate leader's bill would relax high-capacity well regs.
5:45am
Racine Journal Times. Wirch calls for board to appoint DNR secretary, not governor.
4:52am
Marshfield News-Herald. Lawmakers from both parties question the closing of Ethan Allen.
4:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Bill would create charter school for teens recovering from substance abuse problems.
4:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lawmakers seek changes on road project estimates.
4:41am
Racine Journal Times. State Assembly to honor Union Grove's Frank Lamping.
4:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. New DOT secretary: Audit signals we must 'change the culture,' be transparent.
4:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Northern Wisconsin lobbies again for half-percent sales tax for roads.
4:29am
Beloit Daily News. State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioids.
4:28am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin prison officials defend new youth policies.
4:26am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Stafsholt hears concerns on student fees, water rights, DNR.
4:24am
WXOW. Should local districts decide school start dates?
4:24am
WISC. I-39/90 project could face changes following DOT audit.
4:21am
Fox 6. New secretary says WisDOT 'missed' massive interchange project in 2016, blames predecessors.

State Agencies

3:06pm
DHS. Wisconsin hit hard by flu bug.
2:48pm
Wisconsin Claims Board. Decisions.
2:37pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Powerball jackpot increases to $403 million.
4:55am
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Approves $8.7 million for community projects.

Economy/Business

12:02pm
WEDC, UW-Extension, Center for Technology Commercialization. $525,000 in state matching grants to boost 7 high-tech small businesses.

4:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Survey shows optimism among mid-market Wisconsin business leaders.

Statewide

3:01pm
Sen. Larson. Wisconsin loses strong advocate for Wisconsin workers.
11:26am
DPW. Statement on the passing of Ed Garvey.
11:21am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on the death of Ed Garvey.
11:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Name Alexandra Hall as Simonson Investigative Reporting Fellow.

Courts

1:06pm
Fox 6. ACLU challenges what it calls Milwaukee Police Department's stop-and-frisk program; Chief Flynn responds.
9:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. ACLU sues Wisconsin police over profiling, stop-and-frisk.
9:31am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks.

Education

2:38pm
DPI. Students continue strong Advanced Placement performance.
12:37pm
UW-Madison. From rocks in Colorado, evidence of a 'chaotic solar system.'
9:40am
MPS. Hosts family forum.
4:54am
WTCS. Tech College students showcase careers, community connections at state Capitol.
4:53am
UW-Eau Claire. Again among top producers of Fulbright students.

Local

10:29am
MCTS. The all-new RideMCTS.com - from your smartphone to desktop - a better experience.

1:09pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Cattle, humans both help taint wells in Wisconsin's Kewaunee County.
4:30am
Cap Times. City plan: Dane County responsible for over half of Wisconsin's job growth since 2001.

Congress

2:47pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Cosponsors bipartisan legislation to help "Blue Water" Navy veterans.
2:44pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Report release: A Cost to High - The Financial Harm to WI of GOP Plan to Eliminate Health Coverage.
2:36pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Scott Walker, A.G. Brad Schimel and corporate interest lobby support right-wing rewrite of rules for U.S. Supreme Court.
1:04pm
RPW. ICYMI: Senator Tammy Baldwin does a full flip-flop on Supreme Court vacancies.
5:36am
WMC. To EPA: Reconsider Sheboygan County nonattainment reclassification.

2:49pm
USA Today. Mexico says no to Trump's new deportation rules.
5:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's freshman congressman says refugee system needs fixing.
5:28am
Washington Post. Trump administration poised to change transgender student bathroom guidelines.
4:23am
WISC. Sheriff on Trump's immigration guidelines: 'It's a bad idea.'
4:22am
WFRV. Congressman Mike Gallagher's thoughts on President Trump's revised travel ban.

Politics

2:39pm
DPW. Voters overwhelmingly choose to support public education.
11:12am
One Wisconsin Now. Lowell Holtz expected 'outside groups' to handle fundraising and organizing for his campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction.
11:11am
Wisconsin Family Action PAC. Endorsed candidate moves on to general election.
10:31am
Evers for State Superintendent. Lowell Holtz: Flip flop #1: Local control/urban school takeover plot.
9:48am
RPW. What they're saying: Democrats are on their heels heading into 2018.
5:00am
Humphries for State Superintendent. Statement on today's primary election results.
4:59am
One Wisconsin Now. Statements on State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
4:58am
Evers for State Superintendent. Shows strong statewide support.

3:20pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State superintendent candidate recruited by 'education reform' group.
3:09pm
Beloit Daily News. Holtz says he hasn't gotten any money from outside groups.
4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers, Lowell Holtz easily advance out of Wisconsin DPI superintendent primary. Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin State Journal.

Tuesday February 21, 2017

Governor

1:16pm
Gov. Walker. Visits Waupaca High School, highlights historic investments in K-12 education.

Budget

3:47pm
Rep. Hintz. Governor Walker's failed leaership undermining Wisconsin's prosperity.
3:45pm
UW System President Cross. Statement on governor's 2017-19 Capital Budget recommendations.
2:57pm
Sen. Carpenter. Audit Committee hearing regarding DOT highway program.
11:50am
DOA. State Releases 2017-19 Capital Budget.
11:49am
DOA. Capital Budget Agency Requests and Governor's Recommendations.

2:37pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin road chief promises to do better in light of audit.
2:17pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Walker's budget would sell, replace state office building in downtown Milwaukee.
1:20pm
Racine Journal Times. Scott Walker recommends against funding UW-Parkside project.
12:52pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. More Wisconsin road project cost information may be reported.
12:48pm
Janesville Gazette. Walker recommends $803 million in state building projects.
12:13pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Lawmaker hearing puts focus on sharply critical DOT audit.
10:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Northern Wisconsin leaders lobby lawmakers during Superior Days.
8:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. Private publishers say DNR's magazine doesn't hurt them.
4:38am
River Towns. Walker proposes $11M funding injection at Willow River State Park.
4:35am
WEAU. Walker continues pitch for his budget proposal.
4:34am
La Crosse Tribune. UW eyes Scott Walker proposal to 'hold faculty accountable' by tracking teaching hours.
4:30am
Chippewa Herald. Personal care rate hike will help but won't solve worker shortage, advocates say.

Legislative

4:23pm
Sen. Darling. Milwaukee crime solutions start at home.
11:55am
Rep. Shankland. To hold office hours on Friday.
10:11am
Rep. Kitchens. Column: Earlier school start date.

4:27am
WKOW. Lawmakers seek to establish charter school for teens recovering from drug addiction.

State Agencies

1:54pm
DNR. Weekly news.
9:47am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Hosts National History Day in Wisconsin event at UW-Eau Claire.

4:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin inmates seek John Doe probe into money withheld from prisoner accounts.
4:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Positions change in state Department of Justice executive leadership team.

Economy/Business

1:18pm
MG&E. Advances renewable energy goals with proposal for major wind project.
8:39am
Idea Fund of La Crosse. To invest $8 million in Wisconsin startup companies.

4:30am
WEAU. Economist: Wisconsin's economy better now than the last 15 years.

Courts

8:42am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. A step forward for fair elections.
7:55am
District I Court of Appeals. Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. v. City of Milwaukee.

Education

2:56pm
UW-Stout. Solar panels to provide energy for first time on campus building.
2:32pm
UW-Madison. Center for Journalism Ethics announces finalists for Shadid Award.
10:40am
UW-Madison. Among top producers of Fulbright students and scholars.
9:46am
UW-Madison. To award Clyde Stubblefield posthumous honorary degree.

Local

10:30am
Community Immigration Law Center. Immigration law uncertainty, fear driving unprecedented need for low-cost Madison immigration law clinic.

4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee police seize more than 2,400 guns in 2016.
4:28am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Manure-to-energy facilities considered in Kewaunee.
4:26am
Fox 11. Mayor Jim Schmitt survives removal attempt.
4:26am
WBAY. Kewaunee County leaders seek answers on biodigester project.

Congress

1:25pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for federal investigations and swift action regarding hazardous materials at Wisconsin barrel recycling plants.
12:02pm
Heal Without Harm. Applauds Congressman Sensenbrenner's efforts to stop the sale and use of abortion-derived fetal tissue.
12:00pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And senators question Secretary of Defense on reorganization of National Security Council.

1:23pm
The Hill. DHS issues sweeping rules for immigration crackdown.
5:10am
Cap Times. Baldwin calling for investigation on Trump's ties to Russia: 'Our Democracy is at stake.'
5:09am
Politico. Court fight follows Democrats home.
4:58am
Bloomberg. Spoiling for fight with Canada, U.S. dairies push for Trump deal.
4:57am
Washington Post. Trump to roll back Obama's climate, water rules through executive action.
4:57am
The Hill. Trump's revised travel ban will target same countries: report.
4:35am
Janesville Gazette. Group says it will bring thousands of postcards for Rep. Ryan in Janesville.
4:28am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Mexican retaliation could hurt corn farmers.

Politics

4:37am
WISC. Gov. Walker asks public for help selling his budget.
4:33am
Cap Times. Spring primary election draws record-breaking early voting in Madison.
4:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ads by Scott Walker's campaign touting budget are latest signal he's running for re-election.

Monday February 20, 2017

Budget

2:39pm
Gov. Walker. Visits Chetek-Weyerhaeuser Middle and High School to highlight historic K-12, rural school investments.
2:06pm
Walker for Governor. Campaign launches digital campaign to activate grassroots support for budget.
1:51pm
Gov. Walker. Announces Little Falls Dam at Willow River State Park to receive $11 million in capital budget.

2:42pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's budget would shrink parole agency to 1 employee.
4:49am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: The rough and tumble of sifting and winnowing.
4:46am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker budget extends funding for extra tax auditors.
4:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Walker's budget offers good things for schools.
4:39am
Racine Journal Times. Parkside officials optimistic about proposed budget.

Legislative

3:11pm
Speaker Vos. State Assembly to honor Union Grove Hall of Fame Packer fan.
11:03am
Reps. Gannon, Fields. Assembly Committee on Urban Revitalization announces public hearings.
10:39am
Rep. Steineke. Statement on passing of former Rep. Tom Larson.
10:27am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Mourns the passing of former Rep. Tom Larson.
9:20am
Sen. Carpenter. Powdered alcohol should be regulated the same as liquid alcohol.
5:48am
Speaker Vos. Statement on passing of former Rep. Tom Larson.
5:48am
Rep. Summerfield. Statement on former Rep. Tom Larson.

2:02pm
Chippewa Herald. Proposal: Regulate powdered alcohol like liquid alcohol.
5:17am
CBS 58. Mayor Barrett calls for support solving seized weapons increase.
5:08am
Fox 11. Legislator wants to introduce a bill to change recount law.
4:44am
Chippewa Herald. Larson recalled for his faith, gentle manner.
4:41am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Don't bury public notices in bureaucracy.
4:41am
WKOW. Veterans oppose repeal of state prevailing wage law.
4:39am
Dubuque Telegraphy Herald. Proposed law takes aim at civil forfeitures in Wisconsin.

State Agencies

2:45pm
AG Schimel. Announces changes to executive leadership team.
9:17am
OCI Commissioner Nickel. Appoints Charlotte Klenke as Chief Legal Counsel.

4:45am
Racine Journal Times. 'Outsider' vet with GOP ties takes command at WDVA.
4:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin gives cash to Lincoln Hills guards fired for excessive force.

Economy/Business

4:37am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin companies must cope with a shrinking workforce.

Statewide

2:09pm
Hogs for Heroes. One bike at a time, one hero at a time...and it's time!
2:08pm
PDPW. 2017 Business Conference, best-in-class education line-up.
9:15am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Mourns the death of Norma McCorvey.
9:14am
WRA. January 2017 home sales report.

2:04pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. AP Exclusive: Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals.
4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Study: Hate groups increase in U.S., Wisconsin.

Courts

2:04pm
WBAY. Judge denies Green Bay mayor's request to stop removal petition hearing.
4:50am
Oshkosh Northwestern. UW System reacts to Sonnleitner lawsuit claims.

Education

3:10pm
MPS. Milwaukee Public Schools hosts business symposium.
2:46pm
UW-Stout. Campus tobacco-free policy updated to include e-cigarettes.
2:07pm
UW-Madison. University experts help Roelli create champion cheese.
11:42am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Charter school study published in academic journal.
5:46am
Young Americans for Freedom-Marquette. Calls on Marquette to quit hiding from intellectual diversity.
5:44am
UW-Madison. Communications expert advises how science should respond to fake news.

Local

11:41am
MTCS. St. Marcus Lutheran EarlyAct Club members on board with salute to bus drivers.
11:39am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Two more shootings - when will Milwaukee wake up?
10:45am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County looks to award communities $2 million in grants for clean water projects.
5:47am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 18 arrests.
5:39am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Fire house shooting sickens me.

Congress

5:43am
Voces de la Frontera. Imigrant youth & allies rally to demand Paul Ryan keep his word to immigrant youth & hold town hall meeting to address raids.

4:52am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Sen. Johnson: Despite differing opinions, Americans all share desire for peace.
4:49am
Wisconsin State Journal. Mark Pocan holds town hall during 'resistance recess.'
4:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sen. Ron Johnson backs Russia probes but downplays urgency.
4:40am
Racine Journal Times. Ryan pressed on immigration raids.

Politics

4:06pm
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Are you ready to vote in Tuesday's primary election?
1:50pm
One Wisconsin Now. Lowell Holtz makes the case that Lowell Holtz can't be trusted to stand up for public schools.
10:30am
Evers for State Superintendent. Humphries-Holtz takeover plan: Questions remain unanswered.

2:02pm
The Hill. GOP loses top Senate contenders.
4:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. 3 challenge Tony Evers for state's top schools post.
4:35am
Beloit Daily News. Primary to narrow field for Wisconsin schools superintendent.

Friday February 17, 2017

Governor

4:05am
Daily Reporter. Walker signs cheese plant expansion bill, first to pass this year.

Budget

4:31pm
Rep. Macco. Praises STEM investment.
4:30pm
Sen. Lasee. Praises Gov. Walker's announcement of Brown County STEM Innovation Center funding.
4:22pm
Gov. Walker. Announces $5 million state investment for the Brown County STEM Innovation Center. 
2:44pm
Gov. Walker. Announces $5 million state investment in La Crosse Center.

5:36am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. State to provide $5M for Green Bay STEM Center.
5:17am
Onalaska Holmen Courier Life. Doyle, Walker differ on state budget locally.
4:22am
Beloit Daily News. Beloit may not be eligible for higher aid.
4:19am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Scott Walker announces $5 million state contribution to La Crosse Center update.
4:04am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Scott Walker push for kids' mental health largest in years.

Legislative

3:53pm
Rep. Krug. Schedules listening sessions district wide. 
2:46pm
Rep. Ott. Sen. Vukmir. Release good faith bill.

2:53pm
Janesville Gazette. Vruwink proposes anti-gerrymandering bill.
4:40am
WISC. State lawmakers change proposal to eliminate daylight saving.
4:37am
Fox 11. Lawmakers look for support in Daylight Saving bill.
4:37am
WFRV. Dillon's Law would broaden access to epinephrine.
4:15am
U.S. News & World Report. Iowa GOP passes bill opponents say will gut public unions.

State Agencies

1:48pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Feb. 20-26.
1:09pm
DNR. Land sales provide opportunity to purchase state-owned properties throughout Wisconsin.
11:53am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Feb. 20-24.
9:49am
DHS. Wisconsin submits grant application to fight opioid epidemic.
5:24am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

Economy/Business

9:51am
Northwestern Mutual. Named as a Fortune Magazine "Most Admired" Company

9:51am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Five Milwaukee area firms make Fortune's "Most Admired" list.

Courts

2:43pm
Cities for Action. Cities and counties file amicus brief challenging president's travel ban.
8:35am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Godfrey Y. Muwonge.
8:34am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Thad M. Gegner.
8:34am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. David J. Silberman.

2:55pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Trump says travel ban didn't impact Wisconsin asylum seeker.
2:51pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. John Doe leak investigators review documents at the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
4:27am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Green Bay mayor Jim Schmitt moves to stop removal effort.

Education

4:11pm
UW Platteville. Names ACI Outstanding University.
2:41pm
Natural Resorces Foundation of Wisconsin. Grants available for schools and teachers.
11:24am
UW-Madison. Wisconsin Without Borders Marketplace makes a difference throughout globe.
9:50am
UW-Madison. From mice, clues to microbiome's influence on metabolic disease.
8:36am
UW-River Falls. Receives 70 recycling bins through Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program.

4:10am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin students demand free tuition for black students. Cap Times.

Local

4:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. County to establish fund, new post, to aid in citizenship goals of local immigrants.

Congress

1:41pm
PFAW. Wisconsin elected officials respond to the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
11:11am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Introduces the Safe RESEARCH Act to prohibit the sale of fetal tissue.
5:25am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Discusses overtime pay in workforce protections hearing.

5:07am
The Hill. Trump plans to unveil new immigration order next week.
4:17am
MaClatchy DC. GOP lawmakers get details on Ryan Obamacare repeal plan and advice on how to sell it.
4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Farm Bureau leaders asks Congress for help on wolves.
4:12am
Janesville Gazette. GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remain.
4:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sen. Baldwin meets with Gorsuch, restates her opposition.

Politics

2:58pm
One Wisconsin Now. Statements on latest John Humphries-Lowell Holtz revelation.
2:42pm
Evers for State Superintendent. ICYMI: John Humphries proposes another consulting contract to benefit himself.
11:25am
Rep. Pope. Holtz and Humphries threaten local control and integrity of DPI.
9:48am
Evers for State Superintendent. ICYMI: Plot thickens for the Humphries-Holtz takeover plan of Wisconsin's 5 largest school districts.

3:01pm
Wisconsin State Journal. John Humphries suggested consulting contract to rival in superintendent's race.
4:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Congressman Ron Kind not ruling out run for governor in 2018.
4:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Walker calls recent allegations in DPI race 'bizarre.'
4:12am
La Crosse Tribune. With Sean Duffy out, Republican field for U.S. Senate in 2018 wide open.
4:09am
Racine Journal Times. State superintendent candidates spar on Racine takeover plan, alleged job offer.
4:08am
Racine Journal Times. Tony Evers: Alleged job offer to take over school districts 'massive power grab.'

Thursday February 16, 2017

Governor

4:03pm
Gov. Walker. Signs Senate Bill 1 into law.
10:21am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address: Student Success Today Means a Strong Wisconsin Tomorrow.

Budget

12:20pm
Gov. Walker. Highlights historic investment in K-12 education, rural schools at Elk Mound High School.
9:23am
Gov. Walker. Highlights historic investment in K-12 education at New Berlin West Middle/High School.
8:50am
Gov. Walker. Wants to provide $8 billion in total tax relief for the hard working taxpayers.

2:22pm
Janesville Gazette. Corrections to cancel or reduce $39,000 furniture order.
12:21pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. As Legislature debates roads, local officials make economic development case.
11:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin would be in minority if lifetime teaching licenses approved.
8:56am
Stevens Point Journal. Walker's budget targets bullying.
4:33am
Waunakee Tribune. State issues aired as lawmakers listen.
4:29am
Chippewa Herald. Board: Unclear how 'enhanced oversight' results from Scott Walker plan to ax for-profit college watchdog.
4:26am
Daily Cardinal. Students concerned for campus fallout if allocable fees become optional.

Legislative

4:12pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Democratic Weekly Radio Address: "Our Budget Must Invest in the Future."
1:56pm
Rep. Vruwink. No need to waste taxpayer dollars in drawn-out redistricting fights. 
9:30am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Taxpayers to be fleeced by GOP legislative leaders for defense of unconstitutional, rigged voter maps.
9:24am
Rep. Hebl. Introduces bill to provide retirement credit for veterans.
8:52am
Sen. Johnson, Rep. Taylor. Legislators call on Walker to do more to combat childhood lead poisoning.
5:13am
Rep. Kitchens. Change in listening session schedule.
5:13am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: A few budget details that didn't make headlines.

4:44am
WDIO. Walker supports marijuana extract bill.
4:43am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker signals support for recount changes.
4:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers look to change Wisconsin recount law.
4:36am
Badger Herald. Wisconsin families continue emotional fight in push for medical marijuana extract bill.
4:34am
Beloit Daily News. Redistricting attorneys could be paid more than $175,000. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:28am
Wisconsin Watchdog. Senator wants an audit of federal funding, obligations in state programs.
4:25am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Effort continues to eliminate state treasurer's office.
4:24am
WKOW. Local Olympian turns political activist to support CBD oil.

State Agencies

4:06pm
DSPS. Meetings, week of Feb. 20.
4:05pm
DOT. South Korea and Wisconsin sign driver license reciprocity agreement.
2:00pm
WisDOT. Warmer temperatures mean frozen road law coming to an end. Spring thaw and Class II road restrictions to be implemented. 
11:58am
State Public Defender. 4 State Public Defender attorneys named 2017 Leader in the Law.
11:57am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Construction industry opposes fire safety proposal.

12:19pm
ETF. Talks about changes to self-insurance.
9:04am
DFI. State's college affordability website adds Educator section, other enhancements.
4:23am
WQOW. State Patrol attributes distracted driving to high traffic deaths in 2016.

Economy/Business

3:24pm
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Thrivent Financial recognized as 2016 "Green Professional."

4:28am
La Crosse Tribune. Republicans, Democrats must join to close income inequality, economist Brooks says.

Environment/Outdoors

4:25am
WAOW. New DNR estimates show hunters took more deer in 2016.

Statewide

8:58am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Hires Christopher Ott as executive director.

4:54am
USA Today. Millennial drivers are highway hazards, survey shows.
4:38am
Daily Reporter. Study finds nearly 9 percent of state's bridges 'structurally deficient.'

Courts

4:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments on Appleton open meetings case.

Education

3:43pm
UW-Eau Claire. Successful Foundation campaign raises more than $73 million.
3:26pm
UW-Stevens Point. School of Business and Economics awarded accreditation by AACSB.
3:25pm
Marquette University. CNBC TV star Lemonis to launch new giving challenge with Marquette.
2:15pm
UW-Platteville. STEM education project receives continued funding.
1:58pm
Marquette University. Researchers find NFL rule decreases concussions, increases lower-body injuries. 
11:05am
UW-Madison. Freight engineers helping guide state marine transportation.
11:01am
DPI. Review process to begin for standards in information and technology literacy, music, and science.
10:19am
UW-Madison. Bringing satellites to users can improve public health and safety.

4:37am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: UW report gives schools a reality check.
4:27am
Badger Herald. ASM calls on administration to provide reparations for black students in form of free education.

Local

4:52pm
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Madison's emergence as healthtech hub on display at HIMSS.
2:18pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. City seeks input on street vending.
2:16pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces plan to help residents gain citizenship and better attain services.

Congress

3:42pm
RPW. Senator Baldwin heads into meeting with Judge Gorsuch having broken her word to Wisconsinites.
2:04pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Reintroduces bill to stop the sexual exploitation of children. 
11:06am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Column: The importance of town hall meetings.
10:18am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Introduces the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act of 2017.
10:17am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. And Ellison introduce right to vote constitutional amendment.
5:11am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson to Senate colleagues: Confirm Rep. Mulvaney for Budget Office Director.
5:10am
DPW. Wisconsin to Donald Trump: Scott Walker has no place at the Department of Labor.

4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tammy Baldwin, Democrats call for investigation on Trump-Russia ties.
4:40am
Reuters. U.S. Labor Dept. nominee Puzder withdraws, in blow to Trump.
4:38am
Beloit Daily News. Walker spokesman says he has no interest in labor job.
4:36am
WBAY. Sen. Johnson won't commit to town hall meeting during Congressional recess.
4:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tammy Baldwin: Special investigator needed on Michael Flynn ties to Russia.

Politics

11:35am
One Wisconsin Now. Files formal complaint, seeks investigation of John Humphries, Lowell Holtz attempted election bribe.
11:03am
Evers for State Superintendent. ICYMI: State Superintendent candidates John Humphries and Lowell Holtz plot takeover of Wisconsin's 5 largest school districts.
5:09am
Holtz for State Superintendent. Announces more endorsements.

11:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP Rep. Sean Duffy will not challenge Democrat Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate.
11:18am
WQOW. Vukmir says she's 'seriously considering' Senate run.
9:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Congressman Sean Duffy won't run for Senate in 2018.
9:10am
The Hill. Duffy not running for Senate in 2018.
4:42am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers faces Humphries, Holtz for state superintendent.
4:35am
Roll Call. Wisconsin's Sean Duffy expected to forgo Senate bid.
4:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin superintendent candidates Humphries, Holtz tangle on alleged post-election job offers.

Wednesday February 15, 2017

Governor

2:51pm
Gov. Walker. Building Commission approves projects.

12:06pm
Janesville Gazette. Walker supports eliminating treasurer if voters approve.
4:40am
WDIO. Walker says he has no problem with 'safe' refugees.

Budget

10:27am
RPW. What they're saying: Conservatives and taxpayer advocates back Governor Walker's budget reforms.

12:09pm
Cap Times. Scott Walker's budget includes small fix to manufacturing and agriculture tax credit.
4:56am
Daily Cardinal. Assembly Republican visits ASM committee to discuss budget proposal.
4:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Former DNR head slams elimination of agency's magazine.
4:38am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker highlights rural school funding boost in visit to De Soto.
4:36am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Green Bay school leaders: Walker's funding boost not enough.
4:29am
WXOW. School administrator weighs in on Governor Walker K-12 budget proposal.

Legislative

4:29pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on GOP legislators hiring attorneys.
2:08pm
Sen. Larson. Proposes fix to CBD treatment barriers.
2:05pm
Rep. Allen. Co-sponsors Second Start Act.
1:43pm
Sen. Hansen. According to Governor Walker low cost loans for corporations are okay but not for student loan borrowers.
10:59am
Rep. Goyke, Sen. Larson. Introduce bi-partisan "Missouri Model" juvenile justice legislation.
10:20am
Rep. Zepnick. Column: Kasich make the right call for Ohio, will GOP do the same in Wisconsin?
5:37am
Rep. Allen. "Coffee with Scott" meetings now being scheduled.

11:53am
Beloit Daily News. Changes sought following presidential recount in Wisconsin.
4:54am
Portage Daily Register. Portage School Board opinions split over start-date resolution.
4:30am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Dillon's Law seeks epinephrine expansion.

State Agencies

3:43pm
DOT. Steps to obtain an ID to vote in the spring primary explained.
2:47pm
WHEDA. Sherry Gerondale begins new role as Chief Financial Officer.

8:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel mum on Donald Trump's immigration order.
4:35am
Milwaukee Biz Times. State grants to train nearly 600 Milwaukee residents for jobs.

Economy/Business

1:49pm
M-WERC. Hosts 2017 Energy Storage Conference.
1:04pm
Northwesten Mutual. Growing consumer demand drives strong 2016 business results.
10:17am
Xcel Energy. And FAA launch first-of-its-kind safety partnership.

Statewide

4:35pm
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Joins national effort to save monarch butterfly.
10:57am
Diverse & Resilient, WCASA, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Announces statewide help line for survivors.
10:16am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. State-local tax burden 16th highest, but lowest since 1962.

12:00pm
The Hill. Aetna CEO says ObamaCare in 'death spiral.'
5:24am
The Hill. Humana to drop out of ObamaCare at end of 2017.
5:15am
USA Today. Nearly 56,000 bridges called structurally deficient.
4:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 11 arrested in Wisconsin as part of national immigration sweep.

Courts

8:30am
District II Court of Appeals. City of Oshkosh v. Joseph E. Kubiak.

4:57am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear open meetings case.
4:30am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Federal judge places Madison immigration ban case on fast track.

Education

4:34pm
UW-Madison. Helps schools update approach to science education.
3:42pm
UW-Stout. Professor traces dynamic history of digital games in new book.
1:48pm
WPRI. The bureaucratic 'skim' of school funding.
10:55am
UW-Madison. Center for Corporate Innovation opens.

Local

12:19pm
YPWeek Wisconsin. Announces 2017 program lineup.

4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee ID applications expected to more than triple in coming weeks.

Congress

3:44pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. And Democratic Caucus Chairman Crowley respond to the withdrawal of Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary.
2:50pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And bipartisan group of senators highlight need for quality health care in rural America.
2:10pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Chairman Johnson opening statement: "High Risk: Government Operations Susceptible to Waste, Fraud, and Mismanagement."
12:51pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Holte testifies on endangered species reform.
12:17pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Senators call for independent prosecutor to investigate Trump officials' collusion with Russia and apparent White House cover-up.
11:29am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Supports Wisconsin Farm Bureau, encourages passage of gray wolves bill.
11:03am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Introduces the BUILD WALL Act of 2017.
10:25am
DPW. Wisconsin Republicans shrug off national security risk.
10:22am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Introduces Higher Education Action Plan in meeting with leaders from Wisconsin Technical Colleges.
5:39am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Speaks about protecting Americans from identity theft.

1:41pm
Cap Times. Scott Walker spoke with Reince Priebus on Sunday, says he is 'doing fine' as chief of staff.
11:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. How unified will Wisconsin GOP lawmakers be behind Trump?
5:09am
WEAU. Sen. Baldwin introduces bill to help veterans get jobs.
4:34am
Chicago Tribune. Paul Ryan faces major test in selling his plan to replace Obamacare.

Politics

3:41pm
RGA. Chairman Scott Walker calls on Tom Perriello to apologize directly to the families of 9/11 victims for his offensive remarks.
12:52pm
Holtz for State Superintendent. Launches his first radio ad.
12:03pm
Humphries for State Superintendent. Proposes roadmap to reading success in Wisconsin schools.
8:29am
One Wisconsin Now. Has private school voucher pander paid off for John Humphries?

3:09pm
Wisconsin State Journal.  State superintendent candidate: Challenger offered six figure job to drop out of race.
4:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers faces two challengers for Wisconsin's top education post.
4:31am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Elections Commission not predicting turnout for spring primary election.

Tuesday February 14, 2017

Governor

4:30pm
Rep. Jarchow. Letter to Gov. Walker in response to Democrats letter on electrical codes.
1:51pm
Various Democrat Senators and Representatives. Letter to Gov. Walker regarding electrical code.
12:25pm
Gov. Walker. Releases statement on scheduled vote by U.S. House of Representatives to overturn the unemployment insurance drug testing rule.

1:47pm
WISC. Gov. Walker supports Congress vote to allow drug testing for unemployment recipients.
11:59am
Gov. Walker. Presents 2016 Governor's Financial Literacy Awards at state Capitol ceremony.
11:31am
Des Moines Register. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gives pep talk to Iowa legislators on limiting collective bargaining.

Budget

4:14pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Walker slashes good government boards.
2:09pm
Gov. Walker. Highlights historic investment in K-12 education, rural schools at Prairie View Elementary School in De Soto.
12:09pm
Gathering Waters. And the Wisconsin land trust community thank Governor Walker for continuing to support the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

3:19pm
Cap Times. UW-Madison's Rebecca Blank calls Scott Walker's budget 'very promising.'
2:10pm
Cap Times. Scott Walker dismisses concerns about job loss from proposed self-insurance switch.
1:46pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker to revive economic development loans he had dropped.
11:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Republicans shying away from gas tax hike.
11:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker's budget moves forestry division to northern Wisconsin.
11:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Walker proposes eliminating labor, judicial, education oversight committees.
4:54am
WXOW. Doyle doubts proposed transportation budget.
4:51am
WISC. Local groups weigh in on Walker's spending plan.
4:49am
WBAY. UW System funding debate has Republicans divided.
4:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Walker's budget again suggests changes at Circus World in Baraboo.
4:41am
Fox 11. Local response to governor's proposal on teaching licenses.

Legislative

4:37pm
Sen. Craig. Letter to Joint Audit co-chairs requesting audit of state programs that utilize federal funds.
4:34pm
Rep. Edming. Attends Rural Wisconsin Initiative announcement.
4:22pm
Rep. Novak. Supports bill to increase funding for rural broadband.
4:16pm
Rep. Tusler. And Rural Wisconsin Initiative unveil broadband bill.
10:43am
Rep. Kitchens. Attends Rural Wisconsin Initiative press conference.
10:31am
Rep. Goyke. Appointed to WHEDA board.
9:52am
Sen. Marklein. Introduces rural broadband bill to increase funding & expand assistance programs.

12:34pm
Janesville Gazette. Lawmakers: Rural Wisconsin patiently waiting for help.
4:51am
WSAW. Wausau Schools hope to take control of annual start date.
4:47am
U.S. News & World Report. AG: Doctors, feds should decide on medical marijuana.
4:37am
WQOW. Bipartisan "Right to Try" proposal will face opposition from physicians in WI.

State Agencies

1:26pm
DNR. Weekly news.
10:37am
WEDC. Certified sites program now accepting new applications.
5:04am
Friends of the Central Sands. Alternative facts now govern CAFO permits at DNR.

4:53am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Tonette Walker's effort gains notice.
4:46am
Twin-Cities Pioneer Press. Minnesota, Wisconsin team up to fight painkiller abuse, overdoses.
4:44am
Cap Times. How is Wisconsin testing its old sexual assault evidence kits? Here are some questions and answers.

Economy/Business

10:42am
Dairyland Power Cooperative. Announces wind energy expansion.

4:39am
Reuters. Gander Mountain preparing to file for bankruptcy this month - sources.

Statewide

12:37pm
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wisconsin ranks third in food manufacturing.

Courts

1:48pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Attorneys to appear before Wisconsin Supreme Court to argue open government case.
9:00am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Rozerick E. Mattox.

4:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Syrian man files lawsuit in Wisconsin over Trump ban.
4:42am
WFRV. Judge upholds Oshkosh's ordinance to inspect all rental housing.

Education

2:33pm
UW-Stout. Fake news to be topic of talk by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter.
12:39pm
UW-Madison. Two from UW-Madison contribute to human gene editing report.
12:10pm
UW-Stout. 'Stout Proud' video, made by two alumni, premieres Feb. 17.
10:34am
UW-Platteville. Former NASA space shuttle commander to speak.
10:34am
UW-Platteville. And Avalon Cinema to host Internationl Film Festival.
10:30am
UW-Madison. Striking the right balance: UW-Madison engineers prove new hammer doesn't strain.
5:01am
UW-Rock County. Welcomes speaker on the migrant worker experience in Wisconsin.

11:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. Percent of UW-Madison graduates who take on student debt decreases.

Local

12:38pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Tom Otto hired as City's Economic Development Specialist.
11:35am
Milwaukee Alds. Donovan, Perez. City sues to shut down properties linked to drugs, prostitution.
11:34am
Milwaukee Ald. Arnold. Special Saturday hours scheduled for Municipal ID card applicant.

4:44am
Appleton Post-Crescent. 'Dark store' cases could cost millions in taxes.
4:43am
Milwaukee Business Journal. About 150 businesses close as part of Day Without Latinos, organizers say.
4:42am
WEAU. La Crosse County to consider premier resort area sales tax.

Congress

1:25pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Announces office openings for President's Day.
10:42am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Now accepting submissions for the 21st Annual Congressional Art Competition.
10:32am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Urges President Trump to full declassify report on Russian interference in 2016 election.
10:29am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Tillis. Introduce bipartisan legislation to support job creation for America's veterans.
5:01am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Town hall weekend wrap-up: February 9-12.

1:07pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Grothman disappointed 'on a personal level' about Flynn's resignation.
11:40am
CNBC. Paul Ryan: Flynn's resignation was the 'right decision.'
5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Trump insider Chris Ruddy dumps on Chief of Staff Reince Preibus after administration's rocky start.
4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin renew deal on picking judges.
4:54am
Politico. Conservatives balking at GOP leadership's Obamacare plans.
4:40am
WKOW. Baldwin and Johnson find common ground in newly appointed Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary, Dr. David Shulkin.
4:38am
WXOW. Kind promotes Pell Grant Return.

Politics

12:24pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Mega farms slather legislators, fundraising committees with cash.

Local Politics

5:05am
Smith for Fitchburg Alder. Dane County Exec. Joe Parisi and state Representative Jimmy Anderson endorse.

Monday February 13, 2017

Governor

1:00pm
Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association. Wisconsin fire officials warn of more dealy fires and electrocutions if state safety officials and home builders halt expansion of fire safety devices.

12:33pm
WBAY. Wisconsin fire officials ask Walker for help.

Budget

3:53pm
St. Ann Center. To use state grant to complete north side campus.
2:12pm
Gov. Walker. What they're saying: Governor Walker's Executive Budget proposal wins praise.
1:07pm
Gov. Walker. Announces St. Ann Center in Milwaukee to receive $5 million in Capital Budget.
5:34am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Wisconsin education advocates respond to budget proposal.

2:56pm
Daily Reporter. Winners and losers under Walker's budget proposal.
2:37pm
Wisconsin State Journal. DNR magazine cut seen as another climate science scrub.
2:36pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker: Limit low-income tax credit to those who work.
12:35pm
Cap Times. 'Pleasantly surprised': Tony Evers, disability support services weigh in on Scott Walker's budget.
12:32pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker proposes $5 million for St. Ann intergenerational care center.
10:07am
Cap Times. Scott Walker wants law requiring UW officials to protect offensive speech.
5:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker proposes ranking UW campuses to divide new money.
5:06am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Group sees no long term transportation solution in Walker budget.
4:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker's budget would eliminate Parole Commission to save money, but reform advocate sees other motives.
4:40am
WAOW. Gov. Walker responds to call for apology.
4:39am
Beloit Daily News. Critics pan Walker's budget on youth prison.
4:37am
Chippewa Herald. Walker meets with local students at CVTC visit.
4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker's budget will touch Wisconsin's parks, forests, magazine.
4:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's budget would grant teachers lifetime licenses.
4:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker's latest budget may telegraph his 2018 strategy.
4:32am
Racine Journal Times. Parkside's Ford advocates for Wyllie Hall renovation funds in state budget.
4:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Homeless advocates praise new funding in governor's budget.
4:30am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Walker pushes budget proposal 'to the people' in La Crosse.
4:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Experts see flaws in Scott Walker's plan for UW System performance funding.
4:23am
Cap Times. UW students, faculty see a 'mixed bag' in Scott Walker's 2017-19 budget.

Legislative

4:57pm
Rep. Zimmerman. To hold in-district meeting February 27th.
2:32pm
Rep. Tusler. Announces listening sessions for 2017-19 state budget.
2:10pm
Rep. Crowley. Milwaukee Caucus stands in support of Day Without Latinxs, Immigrants and Refugees.
12:38pm
Rep. Steffen, Sen. Cowles. Host district listening session.
10:48am
Sen. Carpenter. Taking action to lower prescription drug prices in Wisconsin.
10:04am
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: Seasonal unemployment changes hurting businesses and communities.

9:06am
Wisconsin Building Trades. Wisconsin American Legion's support of family sustaining wages for veterans applauded.
5:13am
WJFW. Bill could allow deer baiting and feeding ban to expire in Northwoods.
5:05am
Chippewa Herald. No easy solution for area's meth problem.
4:57am
Marshfield News-Herald. Pistol-packing Bob Gannon targets urban revitalization.

State Agencies

3:52pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. (Updated) Issues permits.
2:13pm
DOT. New one-stop DMV web page helps school bus drivers through each step in licensing process.
11:19am
DOR. Volunteer tax sites offer free tax preparation and filing.

Economy/Business

11:18am
Wisconsin AG Connection. Fed survey: Wisconsin farmland values rose three percent in '16.
4:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. More Wisconsin businesses closing than starting, economic report warns.
4:33am
Fox 11. Wisconsin bankruptcy filings lowest in 9 years at over 16.8K.

Statewide

12:39pm
PDPW. 2017 Business Conference, headliners announced.
12:06pm
State Bar of Wisconsin. Board approves Larry Martin as next Executive Director.
10:53am
Wisconsin Women in Government. Announces 2017 legislative members.
9:02am
Midwest Food Products Association. Partners with PACK EXPO East.

4:37pm
NBC News. 'Day Without Latinos': Thousands protest immigration crackdown in Wisconsin.
11:17am
Wisconsin AG Connection. Ulnesses earn top honors at National NOFA Congress.
4:42am
Racine Journal Times. Babies dependent on opioids: Wisconsin sees surge in infants born with addiction.
4:41am
WTMJ. Report: Opioid deaths doubled in Wisconsin over decade.

Courts

3:49pm
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin. John Doe v. Donald J. Trump - Complaint.
3:22pm
WMC. Lauds President Trump's Supreme Court pick of Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Education

4:36pm
UW-Stevens Point. Natural resources dean to be added to Conservation Hall of Fame.
3:31pm
UW-Rock County. Concert Band presents "S-Stamp-eh?"
2:57pm
UW-River Falls. Alum honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
11:42am
MPS. Lloyd Barbee Montessori School hosts Bring Someone You Love to Schol Day on Valentine's Day.
9:03am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Wisconsin celebrates I Love my Public School week Feb. 13-17.

Local

9:07am
NEWaukee. And Brightstar announce new innovation and startup pitch series.
5:37am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 13 arrests.

4:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. City unveils new Milwaukee ID cards.
4:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State money could aid in assisting Milwaukee County bus replacement.

Congress

3:50pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Congratulates Wisconsin organizations on receiving foster grandparent program grants.
11:53am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Will vote to confirm David Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

12:42pm
New York Times. After health care law repeal, what? Wisconsin Republicans can't say.
4:56am
Wausau Daily Herald. Responding to uproar, Duffy clarifies terror remarks.
4:56am
Sheboygan Press. U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner holds civil town hall in Pewaukee as others turn hostile.
4:26am
CBS 58. Sen. Johnson concerned with "call overload."

Politics

4:59pm
RPW. ICYMI: Senator Tammy Baldwin caught deceiving voters yet again.
1:08pm
Wisconsin Family Action PAC. Endorses Dr. Lowell Holtz for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
5:35am
Evers for State Superintendent. Doubles previous cash on hand.

12:45pm
Chippewa Herald. State Superintendent Evers outpacing opponents in money.
4:25am
WBAY. Political ads are back: Group spending $1.3M against Wis. Democrats.

Friday February 10, 2017

Governor

3:53pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints Laura Gutierrez to serve as Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary.

Budget

3:35pm
ETF. Letter to Joint Finance co-chairs regarding self-insurance.
1:47pm
UW-Whitewater SUFAC. Response to allocated fee change.
5:23am
Rep. Taylor. (Updated) Slams Walker for pitting school kids against educators.
4:55am
Gov. Walker. Column: Conservative reforms pay dividends.
4:54am
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Governor's budget includes key priorities; additional work to be done.
4:52am
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Governor Walker's budget provides important funding to improve kids' health and well-being.

4:04pm
Stevens Point Journal. Lobbyists for large farms met with Gov. Scott Walker's staff before he announced a possible shift in ag oversight.
4:02pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's boost in aid tied to Act 10; school staff must pay 12% of health care costs.
3:57pm
Cap Times. Madison school officials say Walker's budget diminishes local control.
3:45pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Governor's budget includes merit increases for prosecutors, but no new jobs.
3:38pm
Beloit Daily News. Preservationists prepare for fight with Walker over credits.
3:34pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker wants Wisconsin's independent judicial watchdog under Supreme Court.
3:29pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Elections Commission would see 30 percent drop in staff in two years under Scott Walker's budget.
5:21am
WKOW. DOT Secretary David Ross listens to group of construction industry leaders following governor's budget address.
5:14am
Wisconsin State Journal. Lawmakers start picking apart Scott Walker's budget.
5:13am
Janesville Gazette. Walker reiterates opposition to gas tax increase for roads.
5:12am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Altoona school district could lose state aid over health coverage.
5:11am
La Crosse Tribune. Scott Fitzgerald: DNR split proposal appears dead.
4:47am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Brown Co. STEM money not in Walker's budget.
4:47am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Gov. Scott Walker's budget offers more need-based aid for UW resident undergrads.
4:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker explains plan for Lincoln Hills, fee hikes for state parks.
4:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Attorney general 'thrilled' by governor's proposed pay bump for state attorneys.
4:41am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker rehashes budget request during stop in La Crosse.
4:41am
Daily Cardinal. Students across UW System question segregated fees proposal.
4:40am
Cap Times. For-profit college oversight board sizing up Scott Walker's proposal to abolish it.
4:39am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget largely a "status quo" for Madison, municipalities.
4:38am
Cap Times. Scott Fitzgerald discusses 2017-19 budget, his political future.
4:35am
Racine Journal Times. Several districts at risk of losing new school spending under insurance requirement.
4:35am
Fox 11. Lawmakers expect changes before approving Gov. Walker's budget proposal.
4:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Key advocate 'very pleased' by Scott Walker proposals to address homelessness.
4:32am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Numerous ways Scott Walker's budget would impact businesses.
4:30am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Walker talks budget at Fox Valley Tech stop.
4:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Questions about self-insurance? Here are some answers.
4:28am
WKOW. Top GOP lawmaker concerned self-insurance would result in major job losses for Dane County.
4:27am
WISC. What could a state switch to self-insurance mean to you?

Legislative

4:00pm
Sen. Bewley. Column: A proud legacy to build on.
3:19pm
Rep. Kerkman. And Rep. Schraa to introduce "Sunshine Protection Act."
3:07pm
Rep. Sinicki. Majority party again guts local control.
1:54pm
Rep. Katsma. Job creation bill passes in state Legislature.
1:54pm
Rep. Wachs. Appointed to Building Commission.
1:53pm
Rep. Allen. Anti-opioid abuse measures supported.
10:55am
Rep. Mason. Statement on the passing of former Rep. Marcel Dandenau.
10:53am
Rep. Kessler. Letter to Speaker Vos regarding redistricting. 

4:05pm
AP. GOP lawmakers propose ending daylight saving time.
5:19am
Beloit Daily News. Republican legislators again focus on banning fetal tissue research.
5:13am
Janesville Gazette. Loudenbeck proposes bill to lower working age from 18 to 16.
4:26am
WKBT. Bill could allow schools to begin year before September 1.

State Agencies

3:10pm
DSPS. Meetings, week of Feb. 13.
2:07pm
DCF Sec. Anderson. Ending the child care cliff helps families and rewards work.
1:50pm
DATCP. Hmong, beginning agricultural growers can learn how to access K-12 institutional markets at workshops.
1:44pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings.
11:25am
DFI. New bureaucracy not the answer to student debt refinancing.
10:56am
DHS. Report highlights opioid overdose and death rates in Wisconsin.
8:45am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Feb. 13-17.
4:57am
ETF. Preliminary WRS investment performance.
4:56am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

Statewide

11:24am
Midwest Food Products Association. Wisconsin ranks third nationally in food manufacturing.
10:58am
Xcel Energy. Cautions customers about scam activity.
4:52am
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Tribal Legislature elects 2017 Executive Council.

Courts

4:27am
WBAY. Oshkosh leaders consider changes to rental inspections as judge weighs ruling.

Education

1:50pm
UW-Madison. Offering computer user experience design certificate.
12:13pm
Marquette University. Former Gehl Foods chief goes 'On the Issues' to discuss political reform and U.S. competitiveness.

4:42am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Minnesota State rejects all finalists for chancellor, including UW Colleges' Sandeen.

Local

3:08pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Major investment to make county roads safer.
12:11pm
Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson. Anticipates a record number of Valentine's Day weddings at the County Courthouse.
11:01am
Milwaukee County Treasurer Cullen. Milwaukee County looking for owneres of unclaimed funds.

Congress

3:24pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Forty-two House Democrats urge Office of Government Ethics to examine Kellyanne Conway's public endorsement of Ivanka Trump's product line.
3:21pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Announces $210,000 economic development & job creation grant for West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
1:52pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Urges new FCC chair to reverse decision threatening low-income Americans' broadband access.
1:51pm
WFNHP. Statement on confirmation of Tom Price for Secretary of Health & Human Services.
1:46pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Sponsors bill to lower costs of higher education for Wisconsinites.
8:44am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Warren. Seek information on Goldman Sachs' role in and influence over Trump administration economic policies.
8:42am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on confirmation of Rep. Tom Price as Health and Human Services Secretary.
5:02am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Meets with Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue.

4:48am
Fox 11. Congressman Mike Gallagher tours Marinette Marine.
4:32am
Reuters. In setback for Trump, judges reject travel ban.
4:31am
Sheboygan Press. Sen. Tammy Baldwin has opposed over half of Trump's nominees.

Politics

12:12pm
One Wisconsin Now. John Humphries takes all sides on school funding issue.

Thursday February 9, 2017

Governor

12:23pm
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address: We are Working and Winnning for Wisconsin.

Budget

3:59pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Notes positive budget initiatives for people with disabilities.
3:58pm
Survival Coalition. Responds to governor's budget.
3:58pm
Rep. Hebl. Responds to budget address.
3:56pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Statement on Governor Walker's state budget proposal.
2:19pm
RPW. Governor Walker outlines bold vision for Wisconsin's future.
2:01pm
School Administrators Alliance. Statement on Governor Walker's budget introduction.
1:13pm
Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance. Thanks governor for continued support.
12:24pm
Gov. Walker. Highlights reform dividend at Governor's Conference on Economic Development. 
12:22pm
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Coalition. Long term stakeholders pleased to see Governor Walker building on Wisconsin's nationally recognized long term care system.
12:08pm
ACS CAN. Reacts to Governor Walker's budget proposal.
11:12am
The Arc. People with disabilities see promising initiatives; remaining needs in budget proposal.
10:49am
DPI Supt. Evers. Statement on the governor's proposed budget for education.
10:09am
Wisconsin BPDD. Governor's budget includes positives for disability community, but falls short on some key issues.
9:45am
Rep. Zimmerman. Sees alignment to district needs in proposed budget.
9:39am
WAFCA. Governor's budget promising for children & families.
5:45am
ETF. Board opts for self-insured/regional program structure.
5:35am
Transportation Development Association. Statement on the governor's transportation budget.
5:34am
Rep. Ripp. Response to Governor Walker's budget address.
5:34am
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Budget acknowledges water crisis, will it deliver solutions?
5:32am
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families. Positive budget recommendations and significant room for improvement.
5:31am
American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin. Statement on governor's budget.
5:29am
UW-River Falls Student Body. Statement regarding Governor Walker's proposed "opt-out" of allocable student segregated fees. 

1:31pm
Chippewa Herald. Fitzgerald offers alternatives to Walker budget.
1:30pm
Cap Times. Scott Walker's budget proposal to opt out of student fees could hit Metro Transit budget.
1:28pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker's budget could pull funding from politically active UW student groups.
12:31pm
Janesville Gazette. Walker hopes voters will persuade lawmakers to cut tuition.
12:04pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker cool to gas tax, Wisconsin roads compromise in doubt.
5:48am
Duluth News Tribune. Wisconsin governor proposes $76 billion budget for 2017-19.
5:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republicans resist Walker's insurance plan.
5:08am
WJFW. Walker tags new budget the "Reform Dividend"; northern Democrats slam it as 'rainbows and unicorns.'
5:08am
WAOW. Local lawmakers react to Walker's budget proposal.
5:07am
WQOW. Gov. Walker's school budget plan supports anti-bullying program.
4:48am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Gov. Walker drops funding for I-94 east-west project; MMAC preps fight.
4:46am
Cap Times. Walker proposes millions for veterans affairs, including improvements at King veterans home.
4:45am
Cap Times. Wisconsin lawmakers set for debate over some proposals in Scott Walker's budget.
4:42am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison district could miss out on Scott Walker's proposed school spending.
4:41am
Sheboygan Press. Gov. Scott Walker mulls shift in CAFO regulation, would increase park fees.
4:40am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Scott Walker proposes initiatives to address homelessness.
4:39am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker seeks more staff at Lincoln Hills.
4:39am
Chicago Tribune. Wisconsin governor Scott Walker proposes surprisingly liberal budget.
4:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. Higher park fees among DNR budget proposals.
4:37am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Fox Cities leaders applaud Walker's K-12 boost.
4:36am
Fox 11. Lawmakers react to Gov. Walker's budget proposal.
4:35am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Highlights of Walker's proposed Wisconsin budget.
4:34am
WKOW. Republican lawmakers cast doubt on several budget items proposed by Gov. Walker.
4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker's budget includes tax cuts, halt to east-west I-94 plan.
4:32am
Wisconsin State Journal. Technical college tuition freeze, financial aid increase in Scott Walker's budget.
4:31am
McClatchy DC. Wisconsin DNR: Too early to say if park fees will increase.
4:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Governor's budget proposes scrapping state panel that resolves employment disputes.
4:29am
La Crosse Tribune. Scott Walker budget keeps Dane County highway projects on track, ends prevailing wage.
4:28am
Racine Journal Times. Legislators offer mix of praise, concern following Walker address.
4:28am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Dems strike cautious tone, but GOP upbeat over Walker's budget proposal.
4:27am
NBC 15. UW-Platteville chancellor shares thoughts on Gov. Walker's budget address.

Legislative

4:00pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on prevailing wage, project labor agreements.
4:00pm
Rep. Jarchow. Receives Dairy Business Association award.
2:10pm
Legislative Democrats. Letter to U.S. House Majority Leader McCarthy regarding Medicaid block grants.
2:07pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Public hearing held for Teen Employment Act.
10:22am
Rep. Zimmerman. To hold in-district meeting February.
10:04am
Rep. Macco. Announces public listening sessions.
10:01am
Sen. Erpenbach. Weekly Democratic Radio Address. 
5:43am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: School funding: it's about more than money.
5:33am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Thanks legislators for passing project labor agreement neutrality bill.
5:27am
Wisconsin Infrastructure Investment Now. Wisconsin legislators should follow President Trump's example--support infrastructure investment and collaborate with the trades.

12:30pm
WISC. Wisconsin GOP renews push to ban fetal tissue research.
11:39am
WBAY. Wisconsin AG warns meth threat on par with opioids.
5:06am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Pay raises continue for WIAA executives.
5:05am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Blank check for redistricting not responsible.
4:47am
Des Moines Register. Here are the 5 key changes in Iowa's collective bargaining bill.
4:43am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Senate approves bill to end required project labor agreements.

State Agencies

4:03pm
DOJ. Methamphetamine abuse in Wisconsin expands 250%, Wisconsin DOJ, FBI, DEA, and Marshfield Clinic brief legislators.
1:27pm
DFI. Net income, lending up in 2016 for state-chartered credit unions.
11:46am
State Public Defender. State Senate confirms DeWitt Ross & Stevens' Attorney Joseph Miotke to the Public Defender Board.
8:54am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Hosts 2017 National History Day in Wisconsin event at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Economy/Business

4:25am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin, Minnesota utilities to fund regulators under Corps of Engineers proposal.

Statewide

3:57pm
Arts Wisconsin. Register for Arts Day 2017 - March 9, 2017.

Courts

8:47am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Christopher Joseph Allen.

Education

4:02pm
UW-Stout. University Foundation names senior development officer.
12:39pm
UW-Platteville. Students gain early childhood teaching experience in Texas.
12:26pm
UW-River Falls. Memories resound for Berkhof as Karges Center era closes.
8:48am
Public Policy Forum. Report provides detailed look at Career and Technical Education in Metro Milwaukee schools districts.

Local

2:22pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Wholesome Wave funds City of Madison's pilot fruit and veggie prescription program.
12:34pm
Waukesha County Clerk of Courts. New Court Commissioner appointment.
9:26am
MCTS. New year brings new voices on MCTS.

4:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New HIV cases in Milwaukee decline in 2015 for first time in 3 years.

Congress

2:20pm
RPW. ICYMI: Senator Baldwin intentionally deceives voters on healthcare reform.
11:07am
U.S. Rep. Senbrenner. Column: Rolling back regulations.
11:06am
Wisconsin Famlily Action. To President Trump: Make religious freedom great again.
5:35am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Sen. Jeff Sessions. 
5:28am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Veterans care and whistleblower concerns top Johnson meeting with VA Secretary nominee David Shulkin.

5:06am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Sean Duffy slammed for white terrorism comments.

Politics

4:05pm
Humphries for State Superintendent. Proposes new program pairing students with regional businesses.

4:50am
La Crosse Tribune. Kind, Walz on GOP target list for 2018.

Wednesday February 8, 2017

Budget Address

4:09pm
Gov. Walker. Working and Winning for Wisconsin: Governor Walker delivers 2017 Budget Address.
1:04pm
Gov. Walker. Excerpts from Governor Walker's 2017 Budget Address.
5:13am
Gov. Walker. 2017 Budget Address to stream live.

4:15pm
WISC. School funding dependent on Act 10 compliance under new budget.
3:45pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker's budget includes cuts to taxes, fees and UW tuition.
2:27pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker's budget includes nearly $600 million in tax and fee reductions.
2:06pm
WBAY. Walker promises to lower property taxes.

Budget Address Reaction

6:02pm
Rep. Bernier. Applauds increased school aids.
6:00pm
Rep. Novak. Ready to work on governor's budget.
5:54pm
Rep. Tittl. Supports the direction of Walker's budget.
5:47pm
Rep. Taylor. Rep. Rohrkaste. Rep. Murphy. Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association.
5:41pm
Medical College of Wisconsin. NFIB Wisconsin.  Rep. Felzkowski. Sen. Craig. Sen. Tiffany. Sen. Risser.
5:36pm
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities. Holtz for State Superintendent. Rep. Brostoff. Wisconsin Property Taxpayers.
5:33pm
Rep. Rob Brooks. AG Schimel. Rep. Neylon. Sen. Erpenbach. Sen. Hansen. Rep. Pope.
5:30pm
Rep. Spiros. DPW. Speaker Vos. Rep. Wachs. Sen. Olsen. Sen. Larson.
5:28pm
Rep. Snyder. WTCS System. Rep. Knodl. Sen. LeMahieu. Rep. Edming. Rep. Vruwink.
5:24pm
Sen. Miller. Rep. Stuck. Sen. Marklein. Sen. Ringhand.
5:20pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Sen. Taylor.  Sen. Lasee. Rep. Sargent. Rep. Kooyenga.
5:16pm
Rep. Swearingen. Rep. August. Rep. Summerfield. Rep. Steineke. Rep. Allen.
5:13pm
Rep. Considine. U.S. Rep. Pocan. Rep. Kuglitsch. Rep. Schraa. Rep. Loudenbeck.
5:10pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. One Wisconsin Now. Sen. Stroebel. Rep. Katsma.
5:08pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Rep. Shankland. Rep. Kitchens. Sen. Roth.
5:05pm
Rep. Macco. Rep. Steffen. Rep. Ohnstad. Sen. Shilling.
4:57pm
Sen. Feyen. Rep. Barca. Rep. Subeck. Rep. Vorpagel.
4:55pm
Rep. Petryk. Rep. Zamarripa. Rep. Zamarripa - Spanish.
4:53pm
American Legion Department of Wisconsin. Rep. Hesselbein. Rep. Crowley.
4:39pm
One Wisconsin Now. School Choice Wisconsin, Wisconsin Federation for ChildrenSen. Vinehout. Sen. Johnson. Rep. Bowen.
4:26pm
Wisconsin Realtors Association. Property owners win under Governor Walker's proposed state budget.
4:19pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Commends reform dividend budget.
4:13pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. Lauds governor's inclusion of Act 255 credit-cap change in 2017-19 budget.
3:48pm
Rep. Hintz. The state budget reality check.
2:47pm
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Supporters pack the Capitol ahead of Gov. Scott Walker's Budget Address. Letter to Gov. Walker.
2:32pm
Rep. Berceau. Governor releases self-preservation budget.
10:44am
RPW. Governor Walker's Budget Address will show Wisconsin is working and winning.

Budget

4:28pm
UW-La Crosse Student Association. Response to Governor Walker's "opt-out" option for allocable segregated fees.
3:25pm
People First Wisconsin. Thanks governor for youth funding and requests involvement in getting additional funding for transportation and caregivers.
10:39am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Gov. Walker's budget a reflection of failed leadership.
9:44am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Policy brief: Back to the future - answering attacks from opponents of Wisconsin education reform befoe they make them.
5:16am
Family Voices of Wisconsin. Applauds governor's announcement to eliminate wait lists for children with long-term support needs!
5:15am
UW-Milwaukee Student Association. Responds to Governor Walker's allocable segregated fee "opt-out" proposal.

9:28am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. The Latest: Vos says he's willing to take budget into fall.
9:26am
NBC 15. Republican says Legislature wants more reforms.
9:09am
WBAY. Democrats in Legislature fear budget plans are overly optimistic.
8:47am
Cap Times. Scott Walker budget proposal could jeopardize UW contract with Rape Crisis Center.
8:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. State park boosters worry about Scott Walker's fees-only stance.
4:55am
WJFW. Local advocates praise state initiative to help sexual assault victims.
4:44am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Governor Walker set to release state budget plan.
4:43am
Daily Reporter. Walker to release budget plans Wednesday.
4:43am
Beloit Daily News. The Latest: UW student government laments fee opt-out.
4:42am
NBC 15. Lawmakers share hopes for Gov. Walker's budget proposal.
4:41am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Local UW leaders praise Walker's funding plan.
4:40am
Wisconsin State Journal. Three-year degrees, internship requirements included in Scott Walker's UW budget proposal.
4:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker proposes $4M funding increase for jail alternative programs.
4:38am
La Crosse Tribune. UW-L leaders pleased with proposed tuition cut, increased funding for UW System.
4:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Student organizations push back on Walker's proposed student fee opt-out.
4:37am
Daily Cardinal. Walker's plan for UW budget leaves some 'delighted,' others remain critical.
4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Democratic legislators look for leverage in upcoming budget process.
4:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. New proposed work requirement for parents on food stamps affects 98K.
4:26am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Scott Walker seeks boost for kids' mental health.
4:25am
Marshfield News-Herald. Gov. Scott Walker to propose more funds for disabled, foster families in Wisconsin.

Senate Floor Session

3:01pm
Sen. Vukmir. Project labor neutrality bill passes Senate.
2:59pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Senate continues to lead on labor reforms.
2:36pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement regarding Wisconsin State Senate Bill 3: Ban on project labor agreements.
1:17pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Long-awaited CBD bill easily passes the state Senate.

4:16pm
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin Senate passes bill limiting union influence.
2:03pm
CBS 58. State Senate passes CBD oil bill.
12:53pm
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin Senate passes marijuana extract bill.

Assembly Floor Session

5:52pm
Rep. Kessler. Statement on hiring of outside counsel in Whitford v. Gill.
5:36pm
Rep. Vorpagel. Statement on passage of Assembly Bill 1.
2:34pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on Assembly GOP's blank check.

2:11pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Say cheese! Wisconsin passes bill helping cheese plant in Oostburg.

Legislative

3:37pm
Rep. Kremer. Circulates legislation to protect state taxpayers and ensure accountability of state transportation dollars.
3:03pm
Sen. Feyen. Excited Oshkosh chosen for Bucks' D-league team.
9:06am
LAB. Report 17-3: State Investment Fund. Briefing sheet. Mobile briefing sheet.
5:09am
Rep. Kremer. Circulates legislation to reform seat time requirements in public school districts.

2:50pm
La Crosse Tribune. Experts: Iowa bargaining bill has simillarities to Wisconsin.
2:14pm
Racine Journal Times. Mason reintroduces bill aimed at reducing student debt burden.
2:08pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Bill makes lying on professional license application a crime in Wisconsin.
9:10am
Fox 11. Wisconsin Senate expected to pass marijuana extract bill.
4:41am
Beloit Daily News. EPA approves state's phosphorous work-around.
4:33am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Democrats reintroduce bill to create student loan refinancing authority.
4:29am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin Senate to debate bill limiting union influence.

State Agencies

2:58pm
Wisconsin Association of Health Plans. Board abandons choice and competition in favor of consolidation, financial risk.
2:33pm
Rep. Taylor. Un-elected Group Insurance Board votes to overhaul state employee health care program.
11:55am
Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association. Fire chiefs, firefighters, burn survivors, electrical & fire inspectors call on Governor Walker and administration to stop proposal that will expose thousands of families to electrical fires and electrocution.
11:00am
DOT. Anyone who doesn't have an ID needed to vote in the spring primary should start the process now.

2:42pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. State insurance board OKs switch to self-insurance for state workers.
1:57pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State board approves self-insurance for state workers.
12:52pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker's administration quickly reverses itself on fire sprinkler decision.

Economy/Business

4:33am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin solar industry jobs up 45% since 2015.
4:31am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Consolidation could leave Wisconsin with no small banks by 2025.

Statewide

2:40pm
Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce. 5th anniversary - Baraboo Big Top Parade honors Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus workers.
2:18pm
The Arc, Wisconsin BPDD, Let's Get To Work, Disability Rights Wisconsin. Employment First Summit at Capitol champions increased employment for people with disabilities.
11:25am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. To host Farm and Rural Lobby Day.
10:37am
State Bar of Wisconsin. Recognizes journalists with Golden Gavel Award.
5:11am
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges & Universities. WorkForce 2017: 26th private, non-profit college Career & Internship Fair.

4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Voces de la Frontera planning statewide strike, march in Milwaukee.

Courts

9:31am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Revised calendar and case synposes - Feb. 2017.
8:42am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Richard L. Keller.

Education

11:57am
UW Credit Union. Dr. Shenita Brokenburr appointed to Board of Directors.
11:24am
UW-Stout. Industrial design program receives $10,000 from Kohler.
10:57am
Cathage College. New residence hall to open in Fall 2018.

5:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Analyst: Badger Promise has potential, but faces affordability problem.

Local

4:23pm
Family Health Center of Marshfield. Opens alcohol and drug recovery center in Minocqua.
3:21pm
Milwaukee Ald Murphy. Common Council approves annual Housing Trust Fund grants.
3:11pm
Racine Mayor Dickert. Statement on Buck's announcement.
12:51pm
Milwaukee Alds. Rainey, Stamper. Council members in full-court support of Midnight Basketball League.
10:52am
Waukesha County UW-Extension. Teens needed to teach kids healthy habits.
10:38am
Milwaukee County Treasurer Cullen. Improves county's collection of delinquent property taxes.
5:12am
Milwaukee Ald. Perez. Overwhelming support for our fellow citizens and for our ideals.

4:35am
WISN. Milwaukee ranks in U.S.' top 50 best cities to live.
4:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Department of Justice report on Milwaukee police is being 'finalized.'

Congress

3:07pm
DPW. ICYMI: Rep. Sean Duffy's Charleston, South Carolina's top story.
11:44am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Demands answers about outrageous price hike for lifesaving anti-overdose drug.

4:56am
CBS 58. Challengers to state superintendent praise DeVos confirmation.
4:32am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin state superintendent has questions about DeVos.

Politics

11:23am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. How anti-abortion groups fund the GOP in Wisconsin.
5:26am
Wisconsin Family Ties. State superintendent candidates respond on special education, mental health.

Tuesday February 7, 2017

Governor

11:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker taps voucher-school leader to lead Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Budget

4:57pm
RPW. ICYMI: Governor Walker is fighting for student success, will cut UW System tuition.
4:40pm
Rural Wisconsin Initiative. Legislators applaud investment in rural physician residencies.
3:48pm
UW System Student Reps. Responds to Governor Walker's proposed "opt-out" of student segregated fees.
3:27pm
Badger Advocates. Statement regarding Gov. Walker's budget proposal.
3:18pm
Rep. Shankland. Statement on Walker's UW System budget proposal.
3:09pm
Sen. Nass. Governor Walker's 2017-19 UW System budget plan.
3:05pm
UW Board of Regents Vice President Behling. Statement on governor's proposed investment in UW System.
2:15pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Applauds Governor Walker's commitment to children with disabilities across Wisconsin.
1:55pm
UW Board of Regents President Millner. Statement on governor's proposed investment in UW System.
12:59pm
UW System President Cross. Statement on governor's proposed investment in UW System.
12:47pm
Gov. Walker. Budget proposal includes historic 5% tuition reduction, increases overall state commitment to UW System budget by more than $100 million over biennium.
11:26am
Wisconsin Counties Association. Applauds Governor Walker for investment in counties.
10:13am
Gov. Walker. Budget to provide major support for county children and family aids, eliminate long-term support waiting list for children with developmental, physical disabilities.
9:29am
Sen. Carpenter. Standing together to protect SeniorCare.
9:27am
Wisconsin Family Ties. Welcomes state budget initiatives on student mental health.
4:56am
The Arc. Celebrates investments in youth with disabilities seeking employment.

12:58pm
Cap Times. Scott Walker proposes 5 percent tuition cut, $100 million funding increase for UW System.
12:56pm
Janesville Gazette. A look at UW System initiatives in Walker budget.
12:25pm
AP. Walker budget: 5 percent University of Wisconsin tuition cut.
12:23pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker proposes 5% tuition cut, $100 million increase in state funding for University of Wisconsin System.
11:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker: State budget aims to end long-term care waiting lists for children with disabilities.
11:20am
Janesville Gazette. Walker says budget will eliminate children's waiting list.
10:10am
Fox 6. Governor Scott Walker says critics of K-12 funding plan are 'cynics.'
8:44am
WKOW. Gov. Walker to announce tuition cuts for UW System.
5:32am
Kenosha News. Kenosha-area legislators eager to see Walker's budget.
4:53am
Hudson Star-Observer. Will another shoe drop along with tuition?
4:39am
WSAW. Democrats preview the Wisconsin state budget.
4:30am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Fitzgerald unwilling to commit to Walker school aid increase.
4:30am
Sheboygan Press. Gov. Scott Walker's budget would shift Wisconsin's approach to school funding.
4:29am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse Dems: Walker's education boost not enough.
4:28am
Fox 6. State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald says he doesn't see excitement for tuition cut.
4:27am
La Crosse Tribune. Educators cautiously optimistic about proposed increase in Wisconsin K-12 funding.
4:26am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Local school leaders upbeat to Walker funding plan.
4:23am
WQOW. State representatives split on Gov. Walker's education budget proposal.

Legislative

4:54pm
Sen. Hansen, Rep. Mason. Introduce Higher Ed, Lower Debt bill to help provide relief for student loan borrowers.
4:44pm
Sen. Vinehout. Increasing funding for voucher and charter schools comes at a big cost. LFB Memo.
3:31pm
One Wisconsin Now. Higher Ed. Lower Debt Act introduced, common sense reform to help student loan borrowers.
3:13pm
Rep. Summerfield. Announces district listening sessions.
1:58pm
Sen. Cowles, Rep. Loudenbeck. Bill to lower phosphorus levels, strengthen economy finally passes EPA hurdle. EPA Letter.
1:56pm
Sen. Taylor. Repeats call for special session on Lincoln Hills.
12:34pm
Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association. Working with neighbors to protect environment. 
9:25am
Sen. Shilling. Backs Compassionate Cannabis Care Act.
9:24am
Rep. Sargent. Lack of urgency, transparency in sexual assault kit testing necessitates audit. Letter to Joint Audit Co-Chairs.
4:57am
Sen. Wanggaard. Letter to FBI regarding Lincoln Hills investigation.

2:13pm
Wisconsin State Journal. EPA approves postponement of state water pollution standards.
4:51am
Appleton Post-Crescent. FBI won't give timeline on prison probe.
4:50am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Bad science? Growers' water-use theories disputed.
4:37am
Cap Times. Bill would block Wisconsin state employees' insurance plans from covering abortion.
4:34am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Thiesfeldt and Feyen talk 151, voting districts.
4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Top lawyer to help Wisconsin Republicans in fight over legislative maps.
4:26am
Janesville Gazette. Fitzgerald promises cost limit in redistricting case.
4:25am
La Crosse Tribune. ACA attacks also snag state issues, legislators say.
4:24am
WJFW. Proposed Assembly bill would allow rural businesses to sell gas by the half-gallon.

State Agencies

3:37pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. $12.25 million to fund community projects.
2:00pm
DNR. Weekly news.
12:38pm
WEDC. Report Exec expands operations, relocates to Oak Creek.

11:38am
Cap Times. State insurance board to consider eliminating popular health plan for Madison city employees.

Economy/Business

12:31pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. 86 companies competing for Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award.
11:16am
Wisconsin Technology Council. 'White papers' urge investing in next-generation workforce, economy.
10:07am
RENEW Wisconsin. Wisconsin solar industry employes over 2,800.

4:36am
Beloit Daily News. Voters await economic revival in a part of pro-Trump America.

Education

2:00pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Warns Evers to follow law with ESSA.
12:45pm
Carbone Cancer Center. New study to create and test a personalized vaccine against multiple myeloma.
12:32pm
UW-Madison. Program conveys progress to Oconto manufacturer.
12:30pm
WEAC. Receives grant from Great Public Schools Fund.
11:17am
DPI. Two schools, one district nominated for Green Ribbon Awards.
11:02am
Marquette University. Marquette Theatre presents Thornton Wilder's 'The Skin of Our Teeth.'

Local

3:20pm
Milwaukee Ald. Bohl. Council approves ban on coal tar sealants, other sealant products in Milwaukee.

11:33am
Cap Times. 'Safe space' removed, 'safe place' added to council resolution condemning immigration ban.
8:50am
Badger Herald. New resolution aims to address Madison's growing need to improved transportation.

Congress

3:16pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Renews effort to close the rural broadband gap.
3:07pm
DPW. John Humphries gets his wish with anti-public education Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.
2:12pm
DPW. Rep. Sean Duffy: 'Look at the good things that came from' the Charleston church terrorist attack.
2:06pm
Holtz for State Superintendent. Statement on confirmation of Betsy DeVos.
12:48pm
One Wisconsin Now. Betsy DeVos confirmation vote: Wealth, privilege and political calculation trump best interests of children.
12:37pm
Coalition of School Choice Advocates. Congratuates Betsy DeVos on Senate confirmation to be Secretary of Education.
12:33pm
RGA. Chairman Scott Walker: Betsy DeVos will work with states to improve education for all Americans.
12:33pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Sullivan. Introduce bipartisan legislation to honor Vietnam helicopter crews.
11:44am
Humphries for State Superintendent. Statement on confirmation of Secretary DeVos.
11:43am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Betsy DeVos.
10:46am
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Murphy. Ask Secretary of State Tillerson to pay close attention to Valdamir Kara-Murza and other Kremlin opponents.

11:42am
The Hill. Senate confirms DeVos with tie-breaking vote by Pence.
4:49am
Cap Times. Ron Johnson plans to support Betsy DeVos, is not 'on the fence.'
4:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Pocan: Liberals need to learn lesson of Wisconsin protests.

Monday February 6, 2017

Budget

5:01pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Commends Governor Walker's commitment to Wisconsin students with disabilities.
1:53pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Statement on governor's proposed K-12 funding increase.
12:55pm
Rep. Pope. Walker tardy to education table.
12:32pm
Rep. Rob Brooks. Applauds commitment to students with disabilities.
9:47am
Gov. Walker. K-12 education at an all-time high, gets $649 million boost under proposed budget.
5:40am
Rep. Shankland. Statement on Walker's K-12 education budget.
5:39am
Sen. Larson. Wisconsin kids still shortchanged by Governor Walker.

8:39am
Cap Times. State reps square off over Scott Walker's proposed budget.
4:47am
Wisconsin State Journal. After earlier cuts, Scott Walker proposes spending boost for schools.
4:40am
Cap Times. Explained: Scott Walker's proposal to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit.
4:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Verona Road Business Coalition meets amid questions about transportation funding.
4:32am
La Crosse Tribune. What's known, and unknown, about Walker's state budget.
4:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Conservation groups urge increase in license fees.
4:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposes $649 million more for state schools.

Legislative

4:00pm
Rep. Ballweg. 13th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship.
1:56pm
Rep. Novak, Sen. Marklein. Draft bill to make cheese Wisconsin's State Dairy Product. 
1:23pm
Rep. Subeck. Statement on Republican proposal to limit public employee access to women's health care.
1:09pm
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation NOW: February 6, 2017.
12:23pm
AG Schimel. Statement in support of proposed OWI legislation.
12:22pm
Rep. Taylor. Sen. Erpenbach. Let the public decide on medical marijuana.
12:21pm
Rep. Snyder. Announces first in-district budget listening session.
9:58am
Rep. Stafsholt. Announces district listening sessions.
5:38am
Rep. Hebl. Admonishes Repbublicans for irresponsible decision.

1:27pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrats push for medical marijuana after Vos says he's open to the idea.
5:35am
WQOW. Former U.S. Rep. Alvin Baldus dies at age of 90.
5:30am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. How Dane County legislators got a pay boost.
4:58am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: No asset forfeiture without a conviction.
4:43am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Wisconsin bill imposing sanctuary city penalties resurfaces.
4:40am
Wisconsin State Journal. State water woes drive 'unpolished' effort to sway lawmakers.
4:31am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Don't let government hide public notices.

State Agencies

12:55pm
DSPS. Second report form Controlled Substances Board continues to show drop in opioid prescriptions.
12:20pm
DATCP. Tax identity theft avoidance starts with the taxpayer.
10:11am
DATCP. Issues recall for beef jerky produced by Johnson's Sausage Shoppe, Inc.

5:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State veterans homes a top priority for new VA secretary.
4:38am
Sheboygan Press. Study says Wisconsin DNR underreports gray wolf poaching.
4:33am
Fox 11. Wisconsin seeks funds restored for juvenile justice programs.

Economy/Business

1:57pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Supports AxleTech UAW workers on strike for a fair contract.
8:37am
TDS. Exploring purchase of Sun Prairie Utilities' telecommunications assets and business relationships in Wis.

4:57am
Daily Reporter. Construction employment reaches highest level since 2008.

Statewide

4:14pm
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families. New report highlights the impact poverty has on children, families, and communities.
1:10pm
Wisconsin Credit Union League. Report: credit unions thrive by putting 2.9 million Wisconsin citizens first.
8:31am
PDPW. ACE Education Seminer slated for February 21.
8:30am
WMC. President/CEO Kurt E. Bauer elected to National Association of Manufacturer's Board of Directors.

9:43am
Wisconsin State Journal. St. Mary's, 21 other hospitals fined for not obeying emergency contraception law for rape victims.
4:57am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. State's sex offender registry is big-time draw.

Education

2:40pm
UW-Madison. Forest 'islands' offer refuge to wintering birds.
9:50am
UW-Madison.  Beyond eating: Indirectly, deer change the landscape.

4:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers, school advocates propose teacher license changes to address staffing.
4:30am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: UW has obligations in admissions system.
4:29am
Fox 6. "It represents the next step." UW System launches new website on sexual violence, harassment. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Local

2:43pm
MealSteals for Business.  App launches in Milwaukee.
9:51am
NEWaukee. And Palermo's Pizza partner on #MKEMade campaign.

1:26pm
WISN. Pokemon Go creators need permit for Milwaukee County parks.
4:44am
La Crosse Tribune. Study: Meth arrests rising in La Crosse area.

Congress

2:58pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. For the second consecutive year, earns perfect voting record.
2:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan group of senators urging President Trump to include broadband in any infrastructure initiative.

2:45pm
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Walker denies rumor that he's interested in Trump Cabinet.
1:28pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Mark Pocan: 'Speculation' says Scott Walker in mix for Donald Trump Labor post.
1:24pm
Janesville Gazette. U.S. Rep. Pocan says Democrats must not become complacent.
5:07am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker's Wisconsin could be a model for Trump on unions.
4:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Trump protests are deja vu of Scott Walker's Act 10 labor battles.
4:37am
Racine Journal Times. Ryan vows GOP will 'defund' Planned Parenthood.
4:36am
WISC. Hundreds protest Trump's travel ban outside Speaker Ryan's office.
4:34am
Fox 11. Sen. Johnson visits Green Bay area, talks about President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
4:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Led by Gov. Scott Walker, GOP rips Sen. Tammy Baldwin on Neil Gorsuch nomination.
4:27am
Reuters. From Wall Street to Wisconsin, brokers cheer Trump's order.

Politics

12:26pm
Holtz for State Superintendent. Rolls out state legislator endorsements.
5:37am
Evers for State Superintendent. ICYMI: John Humphries continues to be out of touch.

2:09pm
RPW. ICYMI: Republican Party of Wisconsin reopens all regional field offices, takes the fight to Senator Tammy Baldwin.
4:39am
WKOW. Walker v. Baldwin Twitter war could mark beginning of new era in Wisconsin's political discourse.

Local Politics

12:54pm
Smith for Fitchburg Alder. Fitchburg residents speak out in support of.
12:27pm
Karofsky for Dane County Judge. Madison teachers endorse.

Friday February 3, 2017

Governor

1:00pm
American Legion Department of Wisconsin. Statment Re: WDVA appointeee Daniel Zimmerman.
5:26am
Rep. Bernier. Applauds rural school budget plan.

4:32am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Scott Walker wants his new top vet to assess troubled homes.
4:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rural districts optimistic about governor's proposal to increase aid.

Budget

11:29am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Wisconsin communities call for restored funding for public schools.

4:26am
Wisconsin State Journal. Rebecca Blank: University of Wisconsin at 'crucial point' with next state budget.

Legislative

3:07pm
Sen. Cowles. To be joined by Reps. Steffen, Steineke and Tauchen for district listening sessions.
2:03pm
Sen. Hansen. Republican leaders need to stop fleecing taxpayers and voters.
2:02pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: Wisconsin roads desperate for leadership.
1:04pm
Rep. Shankland. Column: The Wisconsin Idea shines on for veterans at UW-Stevens Point.
11:07am
Rep. Kremer. Introduces "Employee College Affordability Act."
10:25am
Sen. Shilling. Cost of child care skyrockets.
10:21am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Letter to AG Schimel regarding rape kit inaction.
5:25am
Sen. Craig. Circulates legislation giving local governments final say in roundabouts.

3:12pm
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wisconsin drunken driving bills get Tavern League support.
2:07pm
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin lawmakers reignite fight against drunken driving.
2:05pm
WSAW. Wisconsin lawmakers to unveil medical marijuana proposal.
10:33am
Fox 6. Push on for earlier school start date in Wisconsin.
5:21am
WIZM. Two western Wisconsin lawmakers among highest collectors of per diem pay.
4:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. State Republicans reintroduce proposal to penalize sanctuary cities.
4:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Turn back secretive GOP power play.
4:38am
WISN. How new laws soured Wisconsin's once-strong Lemon Law.
4:35am
Chicago Tribune. Wisconsin GOP gives Chicago, Madison law firms blank check for redistricting fight. Wisconsin Public Radio. 
4:34am
Wisconsin Law Journal. Cannabis oil bill cruises through state Senate committee.
4:27am
Cap Times. Black business owners meet with Wisconsin lawmakers to discuss opportunity, adversity.
4:25am
WKOW. Digging Deeper: Parents could opt-in to school drug testing for their kids under new proposal.
4:22am
WKBT. Bill could change distribution of drug bust money.

State Agencies

2:55pm
DSPS. Meetings, week of Feb. 6.
1:08pm
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Brad Schimel needs to explain himself.
1:06pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Feb. 6-12.
10:18am
DNR. Data from three-year experimental early teal season in Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan show exemplary compliance, duck identification and harvest focus among hunters.
10:11am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, week of Feb. 6.
10:11am
OCI. Administrative Actions January 2017.
5:25am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

4:32am
WSAU. Third fewest traffic fatalities in Wisconsin since WWII.
4:24am
WISC. Firefighters oppose rollback of fire sprinkler regulations.

Economy/Business

10:19am
WMC. New video touts Wisconsin as "A Great Place to Get Started."

5:48am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wisconsin's 26-month cheese production streak ends.
5:28am
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employment update.
4:53am
Reuters. U.S. job growth seen accelerating in January, wages strong.
4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Economists: Wisconsin housing market needs more homes for sale.

Statewide

4:23pm
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Reports 2016 Wisconsin community impact.
11:05am
Wisconsin Corn Growers Association. New members elected to Board of Directors.

Courts

4:21pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synopses, February 2017.
5:24am
Winnebago Apartments Association. City of Oshkosh request to send lawsuit to federal court sends mixed signals to Oshkosh business community.

5:20am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Manitowoc sued over drug paraphernalia ordinance.
4:23am
WBAY. Oshkosh rental inspection program lawsuit headed to federal court.

Education

2:58pm
UW-Platteville. To host 12th annual Ebony Weekend Conference.
2:57pm
UW-Platteville. Addresses mental health on campus.
1:09pm
UW System. Launches new website on sexual violence, harassment.
1:03pm
WASDA, WSAA Wisconsin education leaders release plan to address workforce issues, ensure all public school students continue to have high-quality teachers and equitable educational opportunities.
12:42pm
Marquette University. Professor receives $555,636 NSF grant for solar power study.
10:16am
UW-Madison. Two School of Nursing faculty members are honored.

3:19pm
Cap Times. UW's Ray Cross outlines process to weigh use of criminal backgrounds in admissions.
4:59am
Daily Cardinal. Big Ten competitors already consider criminal history in admissions.
4:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW System to review policy that prohibits asking student applicants about criminal history.

Local

1:15pm
Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson. Praises Lakefront Brewery's Valentine's Day wedding promotion, reminds couples they need a marriage license to get married legally.
5:29am
Washington County Administrator Schoemann. County uses personality type testing to encourage high performing teams.

4:25pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Haas. Unprecedented city-county effort will yield major improvements to parks and prepare for 100-year storm.
4:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. County Board action on undocumented immigrants jeopardizes federal funds.

Congress

2:56pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Warren. Call on NEC Director Cohn to pay full taxes on windfall payments, recuse himself from all decisions affecting Goldman Sachs.
2:11pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Brown, Shaheen. To Trump: don't pull the rug out from under states fighting opioid crisis.
2:09pm
WISPIRG. Executive orders and new bills threaten crucial Wall Street reforms, consumer agency.
1:07pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Introduces bill to lower cost of physical therapy for Wisconsin seniors.

1:45pm
The Hill. GOP senator: 'We only have so much power to repeal' ObamaCare.
4:54am
The Hill. Trump to sign executive action targeting Obama financial regulations.
4:33am
USA Today. House votes to strike rule banning guns for some deemed mentally impaired.
4:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tammy Baldwin opposes Donald Trump's SCOTUS pick, sparks Twitter war with Scott Walker. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Politics

1:05pm
One Wisconsin Now. Q: John Humphries, do you support or oppose Wisconsin using nationwide academic standards? A: Yes.

5:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's Common Core is on the line in April's election.

Thursday February 2, 2017

Governor

2:30pm
Sen. Olsen. Daniel Zimmerman appointed to serve as Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary.
1:18pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints Daniel Zimmerman to serve as Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary.
10:25am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address: More Support for Wisconsin's Rural Schools.

2:01pm
Cap Times. Scott Walker appoints Daniel Zimmerman as Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affaris secretary.
4:45am
WQOW. Gov. Walker's rural funding plan would help some districts more than others.
4:33am
WSAW. Local district reacts to Walker's proposed rural school support plan.
4:22am
Chippewa Herald. Local superintendents cautious about Walker's funding plan.

Budget

2:24pm
Sen. Carpenter. DOT crisis needs immediate attention.
5:06am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Lifting the veil on Wisconsin's state budget process.

4:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Beltline interchange estimate up $140M; DOT secretary vows search for savings.
4:32am
Fox 6. Governor Walker: Bad estimate for road costs no reason to raise taxes.
4:27am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Group enters budget battle.

Legislative

4:36pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on retaining counsel.
3:55pm
Rep. Ott, Sen. Darling. Introduce tougher OWI penalties.
3:54pm
Rep. Wachs. Democratic Weekly Radio Address: "The State of Our Roads."
3:42pm
Sen. Bewley. Letter to Sen. Fitzgerald regarding Senate Organization Committee vote.
3:32pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Republicans to privately approve slush fund to defend unconstitutional maps.
3:18pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Statement on redistricting ruling.
3:13pm
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Statement on Republican legislative leaders hiring undisclosed law firms to defend indefensible 2011 state voter maps.
2:39pm
Rep. Brandtjen. Bill requires governmental units to comply with federal law.
2:23pm
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. New Legislature has few new faces, more experience.
12:51pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on Assembly Organization Committee secret ballot.
12:50pm
Rep. Jarchow. Presents governor's proclamation to Kinship of Polk County.
10:53am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Wisconsin GOP shouldn't waste our $ to try to keep rigged maps.
9:53am
Rep. Shankland. Appointed to Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB).
9:28am
Sen. Cowles. Introduces the Leading on Lead Act giving local control to replace leaad water pipes. LRB-1934.
5:24am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Who has been watching spending at DOT?
5:03am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Lawmakers should minimize partisanship in redrawing voting maps.

3:29pm
La Crosse Tribune. Committee sends project labor agreement bill to Senate.
1:59pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill to give Milwaukee and other cities options for replacing lead pipes.
11:25am
Fond du Lac Reporter. GOP plan to hire lawyers comes after $2 million spent.
10:05am
Janesville Gazette. Bill would let utilities finance lead line replacement.
4:49am
WAOW. Lawmaker proposes state use of force standards, law enforcement community skeptical.
4:49am
WBAY. Lawmaker wants to change formula for state and police keeping drug money.
4:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bills to stiffen carjacking sentences, send more teens to troubled prison.
4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin lawmaker plans fantasy gaming regulations.
4:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin GOP to hire law firms to defend redistricting.
4:24am
Marshfield News-Herald. 18 lawmakers benefit from per diem hike.

State Agencies

3:24pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Voters still have time to get ID for primary day.
3:11pm
DOT. Super Bowl Sunday safety message.
1:37pm
DPW. ICYMI: AG Brad Schimel's DOJ has tested only 9 backlogged rape kits.
12:17pm
DOT. Traffic deaths in January were tied for third lowest since WWII.
9:22am
AG Schimel. Leads AG coalition in fight against federal overreach, defends Second Amendment rights.

10:51am
Appleton Post Crescent. State has tested only 9 backlogged rape kits.
4:28am
Tomah Journal. Schimel: Washington will follow Wisconsin's lead.
4:22am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin panel finalizes wasting disease recommendations.

Economy/Business

4:35pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Jobs report: Higher optimism behind jobs boost.
4:55am
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Lands' End receives Green Masters award for the 7th consecutive year.

Courts

2:05pm
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin. Daniel Black v. David Clarke - complaint.
11:27am
District IV Court of Appeals. Paulina S. Easterling v. LIRC.

Education

4:36pm
Rep. Murphy. Statement regarding UW-Madison's proposed Badger Promise program.
4:33pm
Rep. Nygren. UW-Madison announces new transfer proposal.
3:33pm
UW-System. Academic programs tied to meeting Wisconsin's workforce needs.
2:25pm
UW-Madison. Sleep research high-resolution images show how the brain resets during sleep.
11:35am
DPI. Career and technical education connecting students with skills-based education opportunities.
11:34am
UW-Madison. UW scientists find key cues to regulate bone-building cells.
10:48am
UW-River Falls. To host discussion about the effect of fake news on democracy.
10:24am
UW-River Falls. Upcoming public astronomy talks and observatory viewings.
10:21am
UW-River Falls. Dance theatre to present annual spring concert.

2:17pm
UW-Madison. UW's proposed Badger Promise program cuts tuition for WI's first-generation college students.
10:00am
Cap Times. UW System report: Degrees offered meet state workforce needs.
8:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. University of Wisconsin proposes free tuition for first-generation transfer students.
4:27am
Oshkosh Northwestern. UWO chancellor's house another foundation debt.
4:26am
Cap Times. LWV opposes using criminal background checks in UW admissions process.

Local

4:04pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Honors Black History Month.
3:31pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Nicholson. Praises passage of anti-discrimination resolution.
1:47pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Dimitrijevic. Supervisors: All are welcome in Milwaukee County.
1:43pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Election is over: Time to focus on real issues facing Milwaukee County.
10:03am
City of Madison. Sales of tobaccco and nicotine products to minors in Madison hits 10 year high.
5:23am
Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. With southeastern Wisconsin at crossroads, VISION 2050 recommends multimodal transportation investments for a more competitive region.
5:06am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Posts statement of economic interest.
5:04am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement regarding immigration issues in Madison.

4:23am
Cap Times. Mayor Paul Soglin will veto immigration resolution if 'safe space' designation is included.

Congress

4:05pm
DPW. Think Wall Street should secretly bribe foreign governments? Sean Duffy does.
3:38pm
RPW. Senator Baldwin breaks word to Wisconsinites with surprise flip-flop on 'fully reviewing' President Trump's Supreme Court nominee.
3:25pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson votes to begin rolling back harmful regulations.
1:49pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Introduces bill to bring jobs to communities in Wisconsin.
1:38pm
Wisconsin Alliance for Reform. Calls for Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch.
12:15pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Thanks Senator Ron Johnson for supporting DeVos.
10:58am
Sen. Larson. Calls on U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to oppose DeVos nomination.
9:56am
U.S. Rep. Senbrenner. Column: Supporting business through tax reform.
9:33am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Says national right-to-work-for-less law would be catastrophic for workers.
9:24am
AG Schimel. Urges Senate confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court.

3:22pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Baldwin to oppose Gorsuch.
5:22am
Politico. Democrats press Ryan on nondisclosure rules.
4:31am
Stevens Point Journal. Scott Walker challenges Tammy Baldwin on Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination.
4:30am
Bloomberg. Republicans rebrand Obamacare strategy from 'repeal' to 'repair.'
4:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Calls to Congress up as are complaints about getting through.

Politics

1:41pm
Evers for State Superintendent. Despite previously supporting and testifying in faor of Common Core, today John P. Humphries rolled out his plan to replace it.
12:16pm
Holtz for State Superintendent. Outlines plans to immediately eliminate Common Core in Wisconsin.
10:49am
Humphries for State Superintendent. Calls for stronger standards to replace Common Core.
5:05am
Holtz for State Superintendent. Commemorating Black History Month.

Local Politics

11:36am
Smith for Fitchburg Alder. Progressive Dane endorses.
9:25am
Borowski for Sheboygan County Circuit Court. Kicks off general election campaign with first online video.

Wednesday February 1, 2017

Governor

4:59pm
Rep. Ed Brooks. Statement on Governor Walker's rural schools component of Every Student Matters budget proposal.
4:47pm
Sen. Bewley. A drop in the bucket.
3:23pm
Holtz for State Superintendent. Statement regarding Governor Walker's rural schools proposal.
3:21pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Statement on Governor Walker's K-12 proposal.
3:19pm
Rep. Subeck. Statement on Governor Walker's proposed Earned Income Tax Credit changes.
3:17pm
Humphries for State Superintendent. Statement on Governor Walker's rural schools proposal.
1:50pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Statement on Walker's rural schools proposal.
12:29pm
Rep. Sargent. Statement on the Republican plan to increase the EITC.
12:28pm
Rep. Kitchens. Statement on rural K-12 schools announcement.
11:54am
Gov. Walker. Presents strengthening families component of "Wisconsin Works for Everyone."
11:47am
Rep. Pope. K-12 education funding still playing catch-up.
11:44am
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Statement on governor's rural school initiatives.
11:35am
Rep. Quinn. Salutes governor's focus on rural schools.
9:57am
Sen. Shilling. Rural schools deserve better. 
9:41am
Gov. Walker. Every student matters: Rural K-12 schools win big in budget proposal.

12:24pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rural schools stand to gain transportation and technology funding under Scott Walker's plan.
11:05am
Janesville Gazette. Rural school advocates praise Walker plan, look for more.
11:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker proposes increasing tax credit for working poor.
11:02am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Gov. Scott Walker to expand low-income tax credit he once cut.

Budget

4:21am
WSAW. Local group unveils Wisconsin "alternative budget."

Legislative

10:27am
AARP Wisconsin. State Reps. Rohrkaste & Hesselbein honored for helping Wisconsin's family caregivers.
9:56am
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. Proposed curtailment of project labor agreements would hurt cities.
8:10am
WMC. Applauds continued "Red Tape Review."

11:39am
The Federalist. Rep. Kooyenga: What military uniforms' 'Flag First' can teach us about good government.
11:07am
WEAU. Crime bill package could send more youth to troubled prison.
4:27am
WXOW. Wisconsin legislators to reform medical marijuana proposals.
4:20am
CBS 58. Right to Try legislation being considered in Wisconsin.
4:18am
Janesville Gazette. Families urge action on marijuana extract. Cap Times. Wisconsin Public Radio.
4:16am
Daily Cardinal. State representative touts police 'de-escalation' training bill to county officials.
4:15am
WTMJ. Families hopeful CBD oil bill will finally pass.

State Agencies

12:31pm
Wisconsin Historical Society. To offer a variety of events to celebrate Black History Month.
11:56am
Wisconsin Ethics Commission. Announces launch of redesigned website.
11:42am
DATCP. Nominations accepted for WI Potato Industry Board.
11:08am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter, February 2017.
9:44am
DATCP. Apply now for grants for specialty crop industries.
9:43am
AG Schimel. Renews rebate agreement with manufacturer of lifesaving opiate antidote.

10:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. State stops insurance coverage for gender reassignment surgery.
4:20am
Fox 21. WisDOT issues two new specialty license plates.
4:14am
WEAU. Public hearing held on proposed changes to state's electrical code.

Economy/Business

11:40am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Kohler Co. joins as newest Gold Founding Member.

Statewide

12:27pm
Kohl's. Donation supports new Hunger Task Force MyPlate program.
11:57am
Wisconsin Utility Investors. Announces 2017 Executive Committee & newly elected board members.
11:49am
Rocky Mountain CARES, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Announce merger.
10:25am
Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association. Northeast Asphalt wins top national pavement award.
8:07am
Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Awarded $100,000 grant to address water quality issues on Lake Michigan shoreline.

4:26am
WUWM. Report: Wisconsin's black-white disparity remains extreme.
4:15am
WBAY. Dozens falling victim to 'Can you hear me?' phone scam in Wisconsin.

Courts

11:51am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. David A. Lemanski.
11:50am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Melinda R. Alfredson.

Education

3:18pm
UW-Stout. Illustrator, co-publisher of award-winning 'March' to speak.
8:09am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Letter to UW-M Chancellor Blank regarding student applicants for criminal record information.

4:26am
La Crosse Tribune. More than 240 schools to participate in voucher program.
4:23am
Cap Times. Coalition to protest against background checks in UW admissions.

Local

1:38pm
Waukesha County Department of Emergency Preparedness. Menomonee Falls completes transition of 911 dispatch services to Waukesha County Communications.
12:37pm
Port of Green Bay. What's your guess? Port of Green Bay holds annual First Ship Contest.
11:52am
City of Madison. It's not too late to get the flu shot.
10:22am
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Chamber VP named to DCI's "40 Under 40" list recognizing economic development success.

4:18am
Madison.com. Merrimac residents question future of water system after Army letter.

Congress

4:46pm
One Wisconsin Now. Scott Walker, Lowell Holtz and John Humphries standing by their woman, Betsy DeVos.
3:21pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Tillerson confirmation.
11:48am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Chairman Johnson releases report on Israeli homeland security and applicable lessons for the United States.
11:43am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Questions officials on impact of Obamacare on health insurance market.
9:54am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Announces committee assignments.
4:42am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on President Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nomination.
4:41am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch.
4:40am
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. President Trump nominates Supreme Court justice.
4:40am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Commends President Trump for his selection of Judge Neil Gorsuch as successor to Justice Scalia.
4:39am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Responds to President Trump's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court.
4:38am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
4:37am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Statement on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
4:36am
Gov. Walker. Releases statement on U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
4:36am
One Wisconsin Now. Donald Trump announces his pick for seat on U.S. Supreme Court.

1:59pm
Marshfield News-Herald. Scott Walker talks to Trump team about national expansion of Act 10 labor limits.
4:34am
Reuters. U.S. House Republicans finalize list of rules to kill in Wednesday vote.
4:30am
Bloomberg. Gorsuch takes stage as Trump picks conservative to Supreme Court.
4:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Johnson praises, Baldwin criticizes Trump's nomination of Gorsuch.
4:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Former Gov. Thompson: Republicans disagree on Obamacare replacement.
4:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Donald Trump cancels Milwaukee visit amid protest concerns.
4:22am
WKOW. Trump cancels planned Milwaukee economic speech.
4:19am
Wausau Daily Herald. Duffy on dairy bill: 'Can't milk an almond.'

Politics

1:19pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces opposition to Mnuchin nomination for Treasury Secretary.

 

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