Friday February 15, 2019 - Updated 3:40pm

Governor

3:40pm
Gov. Evers. Orders flags to half-staff in honor of Milwaukee Department of Public Works employee Bryan Rodriguez. Executive Order #10

10:45am
U.S. News & World Report. Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn impact.
4:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers to consider pardons, reversing trend of former administration.

Budget

10:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin counties hopeful new money for groundwater will help address causes.
4:34am
Superior Telegram. Superior Days delegation works toward transportation fix.
4:08am
Cap Times. Attorney General Josh Kaul's budget priorities: improving testing at State Crime Lab, modernizing evidence collection.
4:07am
WKBT. AG asks governor for more crime lab analysts in budget.
4:04am
Fox 11. Local dental clinics weigh in on Governor Evers' proposed plan to expand dental care.

Legislative

10:37am
Rep. Meyers. Red Cliff Police Department receives grant to fight drug trafficking.
10:33am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Let's talk dollars and ideas.
10:31am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit reocommends improvements to Group Insurance Programs.
10:30am
ETF. Responds to LAB audit of the State's Group Insurance Programs.
10:27am
LAB. Report 19-2: Administration and Oversight of Group Insurance Programs. Briefing Sheet.
5:02am
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: The GOP spending bill hurts Wisconsin.
4:56am
Rep. Taylor. On the anniversary of Parkland massacre, Democratic state lawmakers relaunch Wisconsin Coalition for Gun Safety.
4:54am
Rep. Dittrich. Applauds drug trafficking response grant awarded to Jefferson County.

1:06pm
NBC 15. Legislators introduce bill to end Miller Park sales tax.
4:51am
WISC. On first anniversary of Parkland shooting, Wisconsin activists call for red flag law.
4:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican aide connected to tweet about Colin Kaepernick has retired.
4:02am
WISN. Parents fight for tougher drunken driving laws after loved ones killed by impaired driver.

State Agencies

10:29am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Important reminders for voters about the February 19 Spring Primary.
10:25am
WEDC. Minority business development director receives statewide award for leadership.
4:58am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

2:42pm
DWD. Wisconsin state agencies and community partners come together to discuss Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone at a community engagement event.
4:13am
Chippewa Herald. DNR not imposing coal-ash rule on Columbia power plant; Alliant says change coming anyway.
4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DNR considering We Energies proposal to increase mercury limits released into Lake Michigan. CBS 58.
4:04am
WKOW. UPDATE: All lanes reopen on Interstate near Beltline after closures due to deteriorating road conditions.
3:58am
WDIO. Wisconsin AG working on bill to prevent rape kits from piling up.

Economy/Business

1:04pm
WQOW. Payless Shoes to close all stores: report.
4:19am
Bloomberg. It's a very bad day for U.S. farmers.
4:14am
Governing. With Amazon out of New York, some lawmakers seek multistate ban on corporate tax breaks.

Statewide

2:52pm
Wisconsin Women's Council. Wisconsin employers report the impacts of caregiving while state recognizes National Caregivers Day.
11:31am
Wisconsin BPDD. Wisconsin employers report the impacts of caregiving while state recognizes National Caregivers Day.
8:43am
The Arc Wisconsin. National Caregivers Day highlights what Wisconsin caregivers need on the job.
8:42am
Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance. Wisocnsin employers report the impacts of caregiving while state recognizes National Caregivers Day.

4:15am
Reuters. U.S. negotiating multibillion-dollar fine with Facebook: report.

Courts

4:08am
Appleton Post Crescent. If Wisconsin remains in Obamacare lawsuit, it likely will not switch sides, AG says.

Education

2:43pm
Marquette University. Professors receive Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award.
1:03pm
UW-Milwaukee, Foxconn. Host send-off for students embarking on international engineering co-op.
11:25am
UW-Stout. High school students bring culinary skills to Recipe for Excellence.
10:36am
Marquette University. Recognized by the Peace Corps.
10:35am
Edgewood College. Named to Military Friendly Schools for 2019.
10:32am
UW-Madison. As Lake Michigan rises, bluffs collapse and geologists explore.
10:28am
Wisconsin Policy Forum Makes statewide educational data easy to compare.

Local

10:34am
Greater Whitewater Committee. Community joins GWC and DOT secretary.
10:24am
Milwaukee Common Council. Colin Kaepernick to be featured in city's 28 Days of Black History.
8:44am
Brown County Port & Resource Department. When will the first ship come in?
4:56am
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. New legislation to increase time to pay parking citations advances to the Common Council.

4:59am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Continued financial constraints push county officials to action.
4:05am
WBAY. Target 2 Investigation: Parents concerned 'sexually violent' offenders are moving into neighborhood full of young kids.
3:59am
WAOW. EXCLUSIVE: Jail overcrowding costing taxpayers.

Congress

2:50pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. To introduce bill to thwart human trafficking.
2:48pm
Voces de la Frontera. White nationalist authoritarianism is the emergency.
1:01pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Follow up statement on government funding bill.
8:45am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Votes to keep the government open, condemns Trump's call for national emergency.
8:44am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps reintroduce legislation to create public health care option.
5:03am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on government funding bill.

10:38am
The Hill. Trump declares national emergency at border.
4:18am
Politico. Legal war looms over Trump move to declare border emergency.
4:18am
AP. White House scrambles to find pots of money to use for wall.
4:17am
USA Today. Government shutdown: Donald Trump ready to declare national emergency to get border wall money.
4:15am
The Hill. House passes border deal, setting up Trump to declare emergency.

Politics

2:46pm
RPW. Beto O'Rourke is bringing his extreme agenda to Wisconsin.
2:45pm
Wisconsin Family Action. One Wisconsin Now owes Judge Hagedorn public apology for religious bias.
11:24am
One Wisconsin Now. Brian Hagedorn promises he won't do it again, again.
5:05am
Walkington for 64th Assembly. Campaign builds momentum with election date officially set.

4:06am
WEAU. Klobuchar to make presidential campaign stop in Eau Claire.
4:02am
WISN. Alderman: Decision on 2020 Democratic National Convention could come 'any day.'
3:57am
U.S. News & World Report. Beto O'Rourke planning stops in 2020 battleground Midwest.

Thursday February 14, 2019

Governor

9:16am
WMC. Calls on Gov. Tony Evers to sign middle class tax cut into law.
9:06am
Gov. Evers. Calls special election for 64th Assembly District. Executive Order #9.

11:43am
WEAU. Evers calls special election for Kenosha-area Assembly seat.

Budget

1:36pm
Dental Therapy Coalition. Encouraged by governor and lawmakers' dental access efforts.
12:56pm
Kids Forward. Supports Governor's plan to improve oral health in Wisconsin.

4:14am
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers taps more clean water proposals, including closer look at southwest Wisconsin wells.
4:12am
Janesville Gazette. Ringhand calls on Loudenbeck to act on dark store legislation.

Senate Floor Session

11:08am
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on the GOP spending bill.
4:57am
Statements on passage of AB-4: Sen. Marklein. Sen. Shilling. Sen. Kapenga. Sen. Fitzgerald. Sen. Wirch. Sen. Ringhand. Sen. Tiffany. Sen. Darling. Sen. Wanggaard. Sen. Stroebel.
4:45am
Sen. Taylor. Refutes GOP's censorship of Black History honorees.

4:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. For second day, Republicans reject effort to recognize Colin Kaepernick as part of Black History Month. Cap Times.
4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Senate Republicans vote to keep Colin Kaepernick's name off Black History Month resolution. WISN.
4:34am
Chippewa Herald. Senate GOP approves tax bill, rejects effort to honor Colin Kaepernick. 
4:32am
U.S. News & World Report. Republican tax bill heads to Evers for likely veto. Wisconsin Public Radio. Wausau Daily Herald.

Legislative

2:55pm
Sen. Kapenga. Announces the completion of the 2019 Senate Scholar Program by Waukesha West High School Student Daniel Harmon.
2:54pm
Rep. Considine. Introduces legislation honoring local hero.
2:32pm
DrydenWire. Senator Schachtner: Homeowners, small businesses to gain under plan to close dark store loophole.
1:12pm
Rep. Oldenburg. Propoes new legislation to boost youth apprenticeships.
12:52pm
Rep. Subeck. Calls on Senate Republicans to follow Assembly lead and remove Yom Kippur from legislative session calendar.
11:13am
Rep. Shankland. Democratic Weekly Radio Address: 2019: The Year of Clean Drinking Water.
11:11am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. A valentine to democracy in Wisconsin.
9:13am
Rep. Quinn. A wasted opportunity for bipartisanship.

4:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. Audit: State investment board skirted hiring rules, brought in co-workers of former exec.
4:20am
U.S. News & World Report. Lawmakers want to ban minors from buying E-cigarettes.
4:16am
Reedsburg Times-Press. IN DEPTH: Lawmakers consider stricter OWI laws. 
4:11am
Cap Times. The first: Shelia Stubbs hopes to create pathways for people of color.

State Agencies

2:31pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. Joins Attorney General in announcing police grants.
12:55pm
Rep. Nygren. Drug trafficking grants announced.
11:12am
DOJ. 48 counties to benefit from Drug Trafficking Response Grants created by state Legislature.
9:10am
DATCP. Romance scammers are happy to be your valentine.

4:25am
WISC. DOT: 2 miles of interstate down to one lane due to potholes, 'extreme road failure.'
4:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin once again seeks to restore tax reciprocity with Minnesota.

Economy/Business

2:34pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. 'Reverse Pitch' by healthcare providers part of March 18 Tech Summit at Lambeau.
1:14pm
Foxconn. Receives Golden Shovel Award for support of diverse Wisconsin businesses.

11:51am
Reuters. U.S. retail sales post largest drop since 2009; jobless claims up.
11:50am
The Hill. IRS data shows initial drop in average tax refund.
4:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. State says 578 Shopko employees will lose jobs when 11 stores close. WBAY.

Environment/Outdoors

1:19pm
Politico. EPA plan stops short of regulating toxic chemical, promises decision later.
4:58am
AP. EPA sets toxins response plan amid criticism from lawmakers. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Statewide

12:35pm
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Wisconsin designated as first National Guard & Reserve component Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone in nation.

4:26am
WXOW. 17% of people in WI don't know they are HIV positive.

Education

2:33pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Reacts to Wisconsin Policy Forum report.
2:30pm
UW-Platteville. Begins strategic planning process.
2:30pm
UW-Platteville. Student designs Mars greenhouse concept for NASA.
12:39pm
Marquette University. College of Health Sciences receives $500,000 gift to fund spinal cord injury research.
11:14am
Marquette University. Gov. Tony Evers to go 'On the Issues' with Mike Gousha, Feb. 19.
11:10am
Herb Kohl Philanthropies. Funds all Wisconsin education project requests on DonorsChoose.org.
11:08am
UW-Madison. Steve Miller, Tom Brock to receive honorary degrees.
9:11am
UW-Stout. Reversible design could breath new life into old buildings.

12:04pm
AP. Report finds problems with student loan servicing, oversight.
9:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin trails nation in offering school breakfasts.
4:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Schools spend $1 billion annually to cover unreimbursed special ed costs, report says.
4:18am
WSAW. UWSP faculty, leaders at odds over the future of the university.

Local

11:47am
Fox 6. Plagued by potholes: City of Milwaukee works to fix gaping problem.

Congress

12:41pm
Wisconsin Medical Society, Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine. Physician groups express concerns over recent DOJ letters.
12:38pm
Voces de la Frontera. Congress should reject funding bill that builds more walls & separates more families.
11:12am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces legislation to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions.
4:43am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Introduces Student and Teacher Safety Act.

9:18am
Politico. Push for Medicare buy-in picks up with '50 and over' bill.
4:30am
Washington Post. Congress moves to act on gun control amid partisan debate about background checks.
4:24am
WQOW. Rep. Kind introduces craft beverage bill.
4:23am
The Hill. Contractor back pay not included in shutdown deal.
4:22am
The Hill. Lawmakers introduce bill to fund government, prevent shutdown.

Politics

12:29pm
Hagedorn for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Responds to latest smear.
11:42am
Wisconsin Building Trades Council. Endorse Judge Lisa Neubauer.
11:15am
One Wisconsin Now. New evidence exposes Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn putting homophobic, discriminatory beliefs into action.
4:46am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. What you need to know about voting in next Tuesday's primary.

11:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate helped found academy that could fire teachers for having gay sex.
11:45am
WKOW. Wisconsin court candidate helped found school barring gays.
4:18am
Politico. Midwestern Dems launch behind-the-scenes offensive to land Milwaukee convention.

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Governor

9:33am
The Nature Conservancy. Applauds Governor Evers on joining bipartisan Climate Alliance.

4:31am
The Hill. Wisconsin becomes 20th state to join climate alliance designed to uphold Paris accord.
4:15am
WKOW. Gov. Evers: "We will grant pardons."

Budget

4:11pm
Clean Wisconsin. Statement on governor's pledge for funding SWIGG study, well compensation grant program.
12:40pm
Rep. Shankland. Thanks Governor Evers for including clean water initiatives in budget.
12:38pm
Gov. Evers. Announces additional water quality initiatives.

12:23pm
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Tony Evers continues 'year of clean drinking water' with $2 million to remediate contaminated private wells.
8:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers: Budget will 'fully fund' tuition freeze.
4:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Evers signals gas tax hike may be included in budget proposal.

Senate Floor Session

12:45pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Senate to send middle class tax cut bill to Evers.

Assembly Floor Session

1:59pm
Legislative Black Caucus. Releases statement on passing of AJR-8 designating February Black History Month.
1:33pm
DPW. ICYMI: Wisconsin GOP grabs national attention for telling black legislators how to celebrate Black History Month.
1:00pm
Rep. Plumer. Votes 'yes' on Middle Class Tax Cut.
11:50am
Rep. August. Votes in favor of Middle Class Tax Cut.
10:44am
Rep. Allen. Assembly approves middle-class tax cut.
10:20am
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Applauds tax cut, stands for hard-working taxpayers.
9:48am
Rep. Tusler. Votes to cut taxes for middle class.
9:33am
Rep. Brostoff. Statement in support of Colin Kapernick's achievements.
4:30am
RPW. Assembly Republicans pass middle class tax cut.
4:29am
Rep. Myers. Statement regarding AJR-8.
4:28am
Rep. Neubauer. Stand with the Black Caucus in recognizing Black History Month.
4:28am
Statements on passage of AB-4: Rep. Considine. Rep. Zamarripa. Rep. Gundrum. Rep. Taylor. Rep. Vorpagel.

2:29pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin Democrats reverse course on Kaepernick compromise in Black History Month resolution.
10:17am
Washington Post. Wisconsin GOP lawmakers force removal of Colin Kaepernick's name from a Black History Month resolution.
9:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Republican disavows tweet posted under her name criticizing Colin Kapernick.
8:26am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Assembly approves GOP tax cut proposal, Evers 'hopeful' for compromise.
4:21am
USA Today. Wisconsin GOP lawmakers force Colin Kapernick's name out of Black History resolution. Cap Times. Fox 6.
4:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly approves GOP-backed income tax cut proposal. Appleton Post Crescent.
4:15am
WAOW. Assembly honors officers who killed workplace shooter.

Legislative

4:44pm
Rep. Brandtjen. Legislators want age requirement to purchase vaping supplies.
1:27pm
Rep. Emerson. Supports Governor Evers' tax cut plan.
11:51am
Rep. Nygren. Hosts local law enforcement meeting.
11:06am
Sen. Smith. Column: Part Two: Water is Prosperity.
9:31am
Rep. Steineke. Minor guardianship legislation recommended by committee.
8:59am
Wisconsin Step Therapy Coalition. Wisconsin patients and healthcare providers support legislation to bring needed changes to step therapy policy.
4:23am
Rep. Ramthun. Selected as member of water quality task force.

9:35am
WQOW. Wisconsin Senate to vote on Black History Month resolution.
4:24am
WKOW. Proposal to honor Portage war hero 25 years after his death.
4:17am
WBAY. State Republicans closer to passing middle-class tax cut.
4:12am
Beloit Daily News. Spreitzer, Ringhand propose limiting lame duck sessions.

State Agencies

1:58pm
DOR. Franklin woman pleads guilty to felony tax evasion.
12:28pm
DWD Sec. Frostman. Participates in Take Your Legislator to Work event on Capitol Square.
10:41am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Hosts 2019 National History Day South Central Region event in Madison.

Economy/Business

1:06pm
The Hill. 7 million Americans behind on auto loan payments, New York Fed says.
9:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Foxconn's big plans for its Milwaukee headquarters have yet to materialize, city records indicate.
8:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 2018 saw solar jobs grow in Wisconsin, despite national dip.
4:36am
USA Today. National debt tops $22 trillion for the first time as experts warn of ripple effects.
4:11am
CNBC. Trump says he may not stick to March deadline on China tariffs.

Statewide

4:07pm
Alliant Energy. Chairman and CEO Patricia L. Kampling announces retirement.
12:47pm
NAIOP Wisconsin. Named Chapter of the Year.
12:29pm
RENEW Wisconsin. Renewable energy's cost declines enable dollar savings and carbon reductions.
12:20pm
National Endowment for the Arts. Announces more than $27 million in grants reaching all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico.
9:47am
Tax Foundation, Badger Institute. Wisconsin tax options: A guide to simple, fair, pro-growth reform.

4:16am
WISC. Millennials flock to Wisconsin cities that offer more public transportation, bike paths.

Courts

3:23pm
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Armslist case to be heard by Wisconsin Supreme Court, domestic violence programs sign brief to increase accountability and justice. Amicus Brief.

Education

9:30am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. 1 year later: Religious-themed Valentines still cannot be freely distributed at tech college.
9:28am
UW-Stout. Eight scholarships established for first-year plastics engineering students.
9:26am
Wisconsin Policy Forum Rising special education costs strain local school budgets, report finds.

9:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Special ed funding gap grows to $1B.
9:08am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin graduation rate highest in 5 years, but gaps remain for poor, minorities.

Local

4:06pm
Milwaukee Alds. Kovac, Bauman, Johnson. Three public libraries could soon be using solar energy systems.
11:53am
Customers First! Coalition. Energy game changers Power Breakfast scheduled for February 19 in Madison.
10:55am
Madison Black Chamber of Commerce. Second annual awards dinner to 'Harness the Power of Black Businesses.'

Congress

1:01pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Stabenow, Brown. Introduce legislation to expand Medicare and reduces health care costs.
9:06am
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. U.S. Senate's reauthorization of public lands program will benefit Wisconsin.
4:22am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Natural Resources Management Act.

9:43am
Reuters. Not clear whether Trump will sign government funding deal: White House.
8:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tammy Baldwin opposes William Barr nomination as attorney general.
4:13am
Reuters. U.S. government shutdown caused 'real harm' to taxpayers: IRS watchdog.

Politics

4:13am
The Hill. Midwest Dems hinge 2020 runs on winning back Rust Belt.

Tuesday February 12, 2019

Governor

4:13pm
WMC. Statement on Gov. Evers joining the U.S. Climate Alliance.
1:25pm
Rep. Neubauer. Governor Evers joins U.S. Climate Alliance.
12:37pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Conservation voters applaud plans to join U.S. Climate Alliance.
10:29am
Gov. Evers. Announces plan to join U.S. Climate Alliance.

1:52pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers says state task force nearing a consensus on increasing the gas tax.
10:08am
Washington Post. The Energy 202: 'There's no reason for us to wait.' Four more Dem governors join alliance to uphold Paris climate goals.

Budget

12:39pm
Badger Institute. Applauds movement toward dental therapists.
9:54am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Supports investment in dental access.

9:47am
Racine Journal Times. Vos hopes Evers avoids 'poison pills' with his state budget plan.
4:52am
Cap Times. Evers, lawmakers propose water quality initiatives.
4:24am
Marshfield News Herald. Tony Evers proposes millions in next budget to replace lead pipes, improve dental care access.

Assembly Floor Session

5:45pm
Statements on passage of AB-4:  Rep. Ohnstad. Rep Subeck. Rep. Sargent. Rep. Sanfelippo. Rep. Murphy. Rep. Rodriguez. Rep. Knodl. Rep. Macco. Rep. Katsma.
5:11pm
Rep. Ballweg. Assembly passes resolution recognizing February as American Heart Month.
5:10pm
Speaker Vos. Statements on passage of AB-4: WMC. Rep. Spiros. Rep. Nygren. Rep. Snyder. Rep. Edming. Rep. Swearingen. Rep. Duchow. Rep. Brooks. Rep. Steineke.
4:44pm
Rep. Tittl. Statements on passage of AB-4: Rep. Steffen. Rep. Dittrich. Rep. Neylon. Rep. Ramthun. Rep. Loudenbeck. Rep. Rohrkaste. Rep. Born.
4:25pm
Rep. Wichgers. Votes for Middle Class Tax Cut.
4:12pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Honors Hometown Hero Bill Kelly.
2:23pm
Rep. Sargent. Recognizing February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
2:21pm
Rep. Petryk. Assembly passes resolution proclaiming February as Career and Technical Education Month in Wisconsin.

2:26pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin lawmakers spar over including Colin Kapernick in Black History Month resolution.
2:24pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly lawmakers spar over Black History Month resolution.

Legislative

4:23pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Sen. Larson unveils a "Campaign Integrity Package" at a press conference Feb. 14, at 11 am, in the Senate Parlor.
4:17pm
Rep. Schraa. Following through with closing Lincoln Hills.
4:14pm
One Wisconsin Now. Top Republican legislator admits GOP tax scheme could lead to cuts to public school funding.
10:53am
Rep. Shankland. Named Vice-Chair of water quality task force.
9:55am
Rep. Anderson. Wisconsin must stop the bleeding.
8:50am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Calls on lawmakers to end gerrymandering by implementing redistricting reform.
8:49am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Urges support for tax relief bill.
4:43am
Rep. Macco. Column: "Wisconsin business, we're taking a detour." DOA Letter.

1:35pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin governor taking a 'detour' with highway signs.
9:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmakers set to send Tony Evers a middle-class tax cut plan he opposes.
4:35am
CBS 58. Democrats want to wait on tax cut vote planned for Tuesday.
4:32am
WJFW. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Rep. Shankland visit UW-Stevens Point.

State Agencies

1:27pm
DNR. Weekly news.
4:46am
Wisconsin Lottery. Lucky Saturday in "Winsconsin" for Megabucks, Powerball.

4:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New state veterans secretary is first female to serve in that role in Wisconsin.

Economy/Business

10:01am
Reuters. U.S. small business confidence falls to more than two-year low.
6:07am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wisconsin lost nearly 700 dairy herds in 2018.
4:28am
WiscNews. As student loan bill balloon, Madison-area companies offer debt relief as a perk.
4:25am
La Crosse Tribune. Solar employment grows in Wisconsin amid national slowdown; state still lags Minnesota.

Environment/Outdoors

4:33am
WSAW. Forest County ranch deer tests positive for wasting disease.

Statewide

4:11pm
Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Statewide Concrete Design Award winners.
1:26pm
Wisconsin American Legion. Names Oratorical Contest winner.
11:27am
WISPIRG. Study finds public transit, walking and biking options could help keep Millennials in Wisconsin.
10:17am
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. Wisconsin nonfatal work injury and illness rate decreases in 2017.
10:13am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Announces student scholarship opportunity.
8:48am
Arts Wisconsin. Arts Day 2019.

4:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin takes on PFAS groundwater contamination.
4:21am
Governing. How bad is America's infrastructure crisis? Maybe not as bad as it seems.

Courts

8:47am
District III Court of Appeals. Paula Langenhahn v. West Bend Mut. Ins. Co.

4:22am
WQOW. Evers hasn't decided what position to take in lawsuit.

Education

4:53am
UW-Platteville. Engineers without Borders travel to Ghana to begin construction on new school.
4:49am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Wisconsin celebrates public schools with week of action.
4:45am
DPI. Graduation rate improves with class of 2018.

4:31am
CBS 58. Looking at vaccination rates in Wisconsin as health officials deal with outbreak of measles.
4:23am
Racine Journal Times. Referees, WIAA fear wrestling court ruling will have problematic statewide implications.
4:22am
WEAU. Referee shortage makes impact in western Wisconsin.

Local

4:30am
WISN. Shorewood proposal would decriminalize possession of small amount of marijuana, cut fine to $1.
4:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Study outlines northern Wisconsin areas at risk during extreme floods.
4:25am
Madison.com. Miller Park tax likely soon to go away.

Congress

4:33pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Works to reauthorize permanent funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
2:28pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on U.S. Attorney General nominee, William Barr.
1:53pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Announces committee assignments for 116th Congress.

2:34pm
Reuters. Trump dislikes congressional deal but does not expect shutdown.
2:32pm
AP. A political 'bomb' over drug prices could threaten NAFTA 2.0.
9:49am
The Hill. White House 'not sure' if Trump will back spending deal.
4:29am
WFRV. Congressman Mike Gallagher talks government shutdown, trade.
4:20am
The Hill. Trump on spending deal: 'We're building the wall anyway.'
4:19am
AP. Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall.
4:19am
Politico. Where cybersecurity legislation 'goes to die' in Congress.

Politics

12:36pm
One Wisconsin Now. Brian Haegdorn snags support of racist voter suppresion billboard backer.
9:56am
Hagedorn for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Sheriffs endorse.

Monday February 11, 2019

Governor

10:12am
Gov. Evers. Announces $43 million investment to expand dental access.

Budget

4:26pm
Clean Wisconsin. Governor's funding proposal for water protections an investment in our future.
2:41pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Encouraged by first look at water quality budget items.
12:30pm
WMC. 5 'dark store' myths debunked.
12:29pm
Wisconsin Dental Association. State's leading voice for oral health encourages more collaboration with Wisconsin's dental professionals to truly increase access to care.
12:00pm
Gov. Evers. Announces $43 million investment to expand dental access.
11:59am
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Asociation. Praise for governor's dental access initiative.

9:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Funding shortfalls, worker shortage stress Wisconsin nursing homes.
8:53am
Eau Claire Leader Telegram. Evers unveils dental care proposals.
4:35am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers wants nearly $70M in bonding to address water quality.

Legislative

4:24pm
Sen. Cowles. To host listening sessions on Friday.
4:24pm
RPW. What they're saying: GOP plan will cut taxes on middle class.
4:23pm
Rep. Brooks. Selected to serve on water quality task force.
4:21pm
Sen. Cowles. Announced as member of Speaker's Water Quality Task Force.
4:21pm
Rep. Gruszynski. Appointed to water quality task force: Calls for science-based policymaking and stakeholder participation to confront Wisconsin's water quality crisis.
2:50pm
One Wisconsin Now. Robin Vos giving $500 an hour lawyers a blank check to defend his scheme to rig the rules for Foxconn.
2:48pm
Rep. Pope. Appointed to Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality.
2:45pm
Rep. Spreitzer. And. Sen. Ringhand propose lame duck limits.
2:34pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. To host Farm and Rural Lobby Day.
12:40pm
Rep. Shankland. And Lt. Gov. Barnes discuss water quality.
12:26pm
Rep. Novak. Named chair of water quality task force.
12:10pm
Speaker Vos. (Updated) Announces members of water quality task force.
11:48am
Sen. Smith. Introduces Voter Protection Act as his first bill.
11:02am
WCCAA. Child care owners and administrators to highlight state's child care workforce crisis at state Capitol this week.
10:58am
Rep. Felzkowski. To participate on water quality task force.
9:37am
ABC for Health. A birth tax is bad policy for Wisconsin.
4:56am
Rep. Hesselbein. Middleton and Dane County officers nominated for state Assembly 'Hometown Heroes' award.

State Agencies

4:22pm
DATCP. Confirms CWD-positive deer in Forest County.
2:40pm
DOT. Steps to obtain an ID to vote in the Spring Primary explained.
4:55am
OCI. Bulletin to insurers: Change in submission of payment for renewal/continuation of license.

4:41pm
Lakeland Times. Editorial: Cole moves quickly to radicalize DNR.
9:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin food stamp recipients still feel impact of federal government shutdown.
4:29am
Beloit Daily News. State acknowledges Ho-Chunk compact OKs another casino.
4:25am
Madison.com. Wisconsin public lands board repeals ban on staff climate change advocacy.
4:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin utilities and environmental groups unite behind solar, but regulators question value.
4:23am
WKOW. Transportation task force considering 10 cent gas tax increase.

Economy/Business

4:31am
Racine Journal Times. GOP Sen. Johnson again rips Trump tariffs; new study predicts job losses.
4:26am
La Crosse Tribune. Study: Transition to renewable energy could create 162,000 jobs in Wisconsin.

Statewide

12:07pm
Wisconsin Technology Council, Wisconsin Hospital Association. Quality healthcare in Wisconsin can boost state's ability to attract business, workers.
9:03am
PDPW. 2019 Business Conference features programming for all dairy farmers and allied industry.
9:02am
VFW Department of Wisconsin. Holds logo contest for 2020-21 centennial year.

4:49am
WKBT. Local doctors: Obesity could beat tobacco as the leading cause of cancer.
4:36am
Politico. Average tax refund down 8.4 percent in first filing week.
4:32am
Governing. Think federal workers have it bad? It's worse for state and local employees.
4:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Doctors in Wisconsin writing fewer prescriptions for painkillers.

Courts

8:59am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Sues DPI for embargoed ESSA documents.

4:30am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wisconsin GOP billing almost twice as much as Democratic governor for lawyers in lame-duck lawsuits.

Education

4:27pm
UW-Eau Claire. Ranks 4th among top U.S. producers of Fulbright students.
2:46pm
Marquette University. To host events in honor of Black History Month.
11:54am
Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. To fund faculty reesearch and speakers on improving independence for the disabled and other topics.
11:01am
UW-Stout. Questions will be answered at Sex Speak Session Feb. 13.
11:00am
UW-Stout. Student's brochure for Mayo Clinic focuses on healthy relationships.

11:57am
Wisconsin State Journal. Vaccinations up in Madison public schools, but lag in some Dane County private schools.
4:43am
WSAW. UWSP could add 3-year degree, other initiatives to drive student growth.
4:29am
Madison.com. Growth of private school voucher program impacts public school funds.

Local

2:35pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces help for tax preparation.
9:38am
MMSD. Commission approves first of many overflow reduction projects for 2019.
9:04am
WEDC. Village of Cashton receives $112,500 state grant to support development of a new day care facility.
9:00am
Republican Party of Fond du Lac County. Urges Fond du Lac County Board to oppose redistricting resolution.

4:35am
Fox 6. Medical examiner says deaths related to meth are increasing, 'and have been since 2014.'

Congress

9:13am
Reuters. Top U.S. lawmakers to resume border talks, avert shutdown.
4:34am
AP. Negotiations hit snag as shutdown deadline approaches.

Politics

2:42pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Endorses Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court.
12:12pm
DPW. ICYMI: Legal experts criticize Brian Hagedorn's partisan extremism.

9:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Foxconn remains an election wild card in Wisconsin for both parties and Trump.
4:33am
WISC. Liberals eye 2020 takeover of Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Friday February 8, 2019

Governor

5:02am
WKOW. Flags to fly at half-staff to honor fallen police officer.

Budget

11:42am
UW System. Capacity-building initiatives will spur innovation and improve state's talent pipeline, student success.

12:02pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW-Madison facilities are 'expansive, aged and fragile.' official says.
12:00pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Coalition requests funding to improve Wisconsin criminal justice system. 
5:01am
WSAU. Rep. Shankland on proposed dark store loophole elimination.
4:29am
Beloit Daily News. Lawmakers weigh in on dark store loophole.
4:27am
Chippewa Herald. UW System confronts maintenance backlog: 'We can't afford to keep kicking this issue down the road.'

Legislative

2:43pm
Rep. Steineke. Shawano couple to be named Assembly 'Hometown Heroes.'
2:41pm
Rep. Steineke. Middleton and Dane County officers to be named Assembly 'Hometown Heroes.'
2:38pm
Rep. Steineke. Milwaukee bus driver to be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
2:35pm
Rep. Steineke. Veteran and avid volunteer to be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
12:44pm
One Wisconsin Now. Robin "boss" Vos to Wisconsin middle class: 'Pay for your own tax savings.'
10:39am
Sen. Marklein. Column: We have gone half-way, but nobody has met us yet.
5:30am
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Trump & Vos' political game dangerous for Wisconsin women.
5:13am
Sen. Smith. Column: Part One: Water is Life.

2:50pm
Shawano Leader. Karys to be honored as Hometown Heroes.
12:09pm
Appleton Post-Crescent. Fox Valley leaders frustrated over lack of progress on I-41, State 15 projects.
4:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republicans signal they will keep Wisconsin in Obamacare lawsuit.
4:36am
U.S. News & World Report. Assembly Speaker open to negotiating on income tax cut.
4:31am
Marshfield News Herald. GOP middle-class tax cut measure opposed by Tony Evers heads to Assembly.

State Agencies

4:53pm
State Treasurer Godlewski. Board of Commissioners of Public Lands overturns gag order on climate change.
2:48pm
DFI. Credit unions post growth in net income and lending for 2018.
2:46pm
DWD. New pre-apprenticeship programs now available in Milwaukee.
12:43pm
DHS. March FoodShare benefits will be available March 1.

Economy/Business

11:39am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Foxconn R&D center in Green Bay topic of network luncheon on Feb. 28.

3:56pm
Chicago Tribune. As Foxconn changes Wisconsin plans, job promises fall short.
6:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's high-subsidy Foxconn project seen as 'pawn' in U.S.-China trade war.
4:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'I dare them to create jobs': Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes talks Foxconn in Wisconsin.
4:35am
WXOW. Hi-Crush closing Augusta plant, reopening in Whitehall.
4:34am
Reuters. No talks between Trump and China's Xi before trade deadline.
4:32am
Racine Journal Times. Foxconn pushes back on report calling project 'chaotic' and 'ever-changing.'

Statewide

5:08am
WKOW. Wisconsin's juvenile interrogation practices under fire.
4:38am
WSAW. 7 Investigates: Accuracy issues in FBI hate crime reporting include Wisconsin data.
4:35am
WKOW. Wisconisn's juvenile interrogation practices under fire.

Courts

4:00pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Unions join together to challenge Wisconsin's lame duck laws.

12:13pm
NBC 15. Wisconsin education department sued over records dispute.

Local

3:45pm
Millwaukee Council. Joint statement on the death of a Department of Public Works worker.
10:41am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Community support in wake of officer's death truly inspiring.
5:25am
Digital Bridge of Milwaukee. Unveils plans for $32,500 grant received as part of $1 million Spectrum digital education commitment.

Congress

1:04pm
WISPIRG. U.S. Consumer Bureau gives payday debt traps its seal of approval.
12:17pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce bipartisan legislation to combat rising prescription drug prices.
12:05pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Young. Reintroduce legislation to ensure American students remain globally competitive.
5:33am
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. BDS and Senate shenanigans.
5:29am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Foreign Relations Committee to take up resolution calling for cancellation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression.
5:27am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on New York and Virginia abortion laws.
5:16am
U.S. Reps. Sensenbrenner, Connolly; U.S. Sens. Toomey, Jones. Redouble effort to fight fentanyl imports.

5:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Kind: Congress has 'no stomach' for another government shutdown.
4:37am
AP. Border security deal seems near, easing shutdown concerns.

Politics

12:04pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. See the $100,000 and up donors to the Dems or GOP in Wisconsin.

Thursday February 7, 2019

Governor

4:45pm
Gov. Evers. Orders flags to half-staff in honor of Milwaukee Police Department Officer Matthew Rittner. Executive Order #8.

4:14am
WTMJ. Gov. Tony Evers responds to officer's death.

Budget

5:12am
Rep. Vining. Commends Gov. Evers' plan to close dark store loophole.

2:16pm
UW System. Investments needed to repair, renovate aging UW System buildings.
9:02am
Cap Times. New state veterans chief Mary Kolar on veterans nursing home transfers: 'We can't continue on the path that we were.'
4:49am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Local lawmakers react to Gov. Evers' commitment to closing dark store loophole.
4:44am
WBAY. Area communities reveal how much they're losing under Wisconsin's dark store loophole.
4:09am
WISC. Residents don't care how roads are fixed, they just want to see them fixed.

Legislative

4:04pm
Rep. Myers, Sen. Taylor. To sponsor Prescription Drug Transparency Act.
3:43pm
Rep. Skowronski. Statement on tragic loss of MPD Officer Rittner.
2:22pm
Rep. Macco. Weekly Radio Address: Tax cut for middle class families.
12:42pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. On the death of Miwaukee Police Officer Rittner.
12:41pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Reject irresponsible GOP spending plan.
12:40pm
Sen. Stroebel. Votes to cut taxes for middle class families.
12:39pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Budget committee approves Middle-class tax cut.
12:38pm
Sen. Risser. Introduces bill to end wildlife killing contests in Wisconsin.
12:30pm
Rep. Riemer. Democratic Radio Address: An Economy that Works for Everyone.

12:58pm
U.S. News & World Report. GOP signals Wisconsin will stay in Obamacare lawsuit.
12:57pm
U.S. News & World Report. GOP signals Wisconsin will stay in Obamacare lawstui.
4:35am
Cap Times. Wisconsin's dueling tax cut plans: where are we now and how much does each really cost?
4:12am
NBC 15. 91-year-old Sen. Risser, 19-year-old Rep. Haywood: Age is just a number.
4:12am
WKOW. Assembly Republicans slam bills loosening abortion restrictions.
4:11am
U.S. News & World Report. Legislative committee OKs GOP tax cut bill.

State Agencies

8:11am
WEDC. Village of Mount Horeb receives $250,000 state grant to support new dental complex.
7:53am
DATCP. Releases top ten consumer complaints for 2018.
5:10am
DOT. Statement of Transportation Shakeholder Task Force.

4:09am
WISC. Columbia County prison ends 23-day lockdown, DOC reports.

Economy/Business

12:53pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ron Johnson calls for end to increased tariffs.
4:59am
Politico. Farmers nearing crisis push back on Trump trade policies.
4:31am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Shopko store closures more than double, now exceed 250.
4:29am
Fox 6. List of closing Shopko stores grows, including SE Wisconsin locations.
4:16am
Bloomberg. CEOs scramble to avoid Trump's tariffs to survive his trade war.
4:13am
CBS 58. Sears plans to unload pensions and close more stores.
4:06am
WSAW. Sen. Johnson: Trump tariff plan could cost Wisconsin thousands of jobs.
4:03am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Groups says trade war could cost Wisconsin more than 37,000 jobs.

Environment/Outdoors

4:05am
Politico. Earth marks fourth hottest year on record as Congress opens climate hearings.

Statewide

3:38pm
COWS. Reducing Wisconsin's energy deficit critical to economic success.
12:36pm
Alliant Energy. Again gives $2 million to Hometown Care Energy Fund.

Courts

12:29pm
District IV Court of Appeals. Jody Ann Anderson v. Kayser Ford, Inc.
12:28pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Gary Lee Wayerski.

Education

3:41pm
UW-Platteville. Daughter in landmark Brown v. Board of Education to speak at UW-Platteville.
3:31pm
100% Renew Madison. (Updated) Madison students launch petition for 100% renewable Madison Schools.
2:20pm
UWM. Food Center and Pantry wins UWM System Award.

4:38am
La Crosse Tribune. Anti-porn speaker visiting UW-L: Lecture comes after porn star's controversial November booking.
4:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. Record number of students of color graduating from UW System, data shows.
4:07am
WISC. State education officials will not reduce classroom hour requirements following school closures.

Local

3:44pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. Board of Supervisors calls for fair deal to avert county funding crisis.
3:39pm
Milwaukee County Sups. Sebring, Logsdon. Supervisors endorse studying transit security police on MCTS buses.
2:17pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Colder temperatures will render salt ineffective on sidewalks - use sand.
12:31pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces Shawn Tessman as new Human Services Director. 
8:45am
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Diverse group of companies to showcase greater Madison's health innovation leadership at HIMSS.

4:36am
Chippewa Herald. Madison water utility board wants stronger protections against toxic chemical.

Congress

4:06pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Continues push to delist gray wolf with new amendment.
3:36pm
U.S. Reps. Pocan, Kaptur. Introduce legislation to protect Americans from prescription drug price gouging.
3:29pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads legislation to boost apprenticeships in Wisconsin.
12:35pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces legislation to make prescription drugs more affordable for seniors on Medicare.
5:11am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Supports coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.

5:05am
NBC News. Trump administration will roll back Obama-era restrictions on payday lenders.
4:23am
The Hill. Negotiators running out of time to get deal to prevent shutdown.
4:19am
The Hill. Hundreds of federal workers haven't received back pay from shutdown: report.
4:18am
Reuters. Republican senators to Trump: Do not terminate NAFTA.
4:15am
WJFW. Baldwin encouraged by coming authorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Politics

12:37pm
Hagedorn for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Outraises Neubauer in latest finance period.
12:32pm
One Wisconsin Now. Brian Hagedorn's past pays off...with $18,000 campaign contribution from big special interest.
12:26pm
American Majority. Launches Conservative Traning Forum.
8:32am
Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Momentum continues.

1:06pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hagedorn out-raises Neubauer in Wisconsin Supreme Court race, but Neubauer has more money in the bank.
5:09am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Stronger voter participation and recusal rules can transform our judiciary and democracy.
4:15am
WXOW. Laning won't seek re-election as DPW chair.

Wednesday February 6, 2019

Budget

1:00pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Commends Governor Evers on the dark store loophole.
11:44am
Rep. Shankland. Governor Evers to close dark store loophole.

11:07am
Fox 11. Vos, Fitzgerald push for tolling to fund roads.
9:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. With Lincoln Hills closure delayed, Evers planning to add staff at troubled prison.
4:17am
Chippewa Herald. New veterans secretary to seek more taxpayer support from Republicans.
4:12am
WQOW. Eau Claire officials agree with closing dark store tax loophole.
4:11am
WKBT. Gov. Evers proposal to close tax loophole could lower property taxes for residents.
4:09am
WKOW. Madison mayor says "dark store loophole" is costing cities and taxpayers.

Legislative

4:11pm
Sen. Stroebel. Statement on death of Milwaukee Police Officer.
2:49pm
Rep. Dittrich. Stands for protecting life.
2:48pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Sen. Larson leads on campaign finance reform.
12:55pm
Sen. Stroebel. Craig Thompson's Transportation Task Force greenlights tax increase.
12:32pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Wisconsin Republicans stand up to protect the unborn.
12:31pm
One Wisconsin Now. Questions raised about Assembly Speaker Robin Vos benefiting from state tax loophole.
12:27pm
Rep. Steineke. And GOP legislators take stand against disturbing abortion laws.
11:03am
Rep. Hutton. Statement on Evers tax plan.
10:38am
Rep. Hutton. Statement on Evers tax plan.
9:54am
Sen. Larson. And Dr. Jessica Brumm-Larson named South-Side Scholarship Foundation Mardi Gras King and Queen.

4:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers says he can't support GOP tax cut.
4:15am
Sheboygan Press. Tony Evers and GOP lawmakers pledge to block each other's plans to cut taxes.
4:05am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers, Republicans offer competing income tax cut plans.

State Agencies

2:46pm
AG Kaul. Statement following death of Milwaukee Police Officer.
2:45pm
State Treasurer Godlewski. Tomah to receive $180,00 for homeless veterans from Board of Commissioners of Public Lands.
11:45am
DATCP. Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant period now open.
9:53am
OCI Commissioner Afable. Announces remaining leadership appointments.
4:22am
DNR. Public comment period opens for two interim forest management plans.

4:16am
Cap Times. Attorney General Josh Kaul says he will bolster State Crime Lab staff, increase pay to speed up processing.
4:10am
WEAU. DOJ & DPI launch new online safety tool for families.
4:08am
NBC 15. New crime scene response vehicle at Wis. State Crime Lab.
4:07am
WSAW. Lincoln Hills closure delayed, 7 Investigates reveals prototype plans for new facilities.

Economy/Business

4:54am
Bloomberg. Inside Wisconsin's disastrous $4.5 billion deal with Foxconn.

Statewide

9:52am
Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council. Is proud to celebrate Career & Technical Education Month.
4:57am
Full Compass. Chairman of the Board to deliver keynote at 2019 Madison Go Red for Women luncheon on February 8th.
4:21am
PDPW. Focus on cow comfort and behavior delivers returns for dairy farmers.

4:10am
Fox 11. U.S. attorneys issue warnings to Wisconsin opioid prescribers.

Education

2:47pm
Madison Teachers Inc. Black Lives Matter at Schools Madison: Week of action February 4-8.
11:12am
UW-System. Record number of students earn degrees at UW System institutions.
9:51am
DPI. 2018 graduates had strong showing in AP program.
9:51am
UW-Stout. Swing Dance Club to give lessons at Feb. 9 Snow Ball.

4:34am
WAOW. Teacher shortages still hitting the Badger State.

Local

2:46pm
Various Milwaukee Alds. Joint statement on fallen Milwaukee police officer.
2:44pm
Madison Community Accupuncture. Madison accupuncture clinic offers unique approach to affordable healthcare.
1:26pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Wisconsin teams advance in DreamUp competition.
4:20am
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Council approves legislation creating a City Board of Health.

4:04am
WDIO. Superior changes ordinance to include vaping products.

Congress

11:04am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls on pharmaceutical companies to explain skyrocketing insulin prices.
4:31am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. SOTU reaction.
4:30am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Statement on State of the Union Address.
4:29am
U.S. Rep. Moore. Introduces bill to block Trump from using taxpayer dollars for the wall.
4:28am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Statement on the State of the Union Address.
4:27am
Speaker Vos. Statement on State of the Union Address.

4:14am
The Hill. Abrams offers progressive counterpoint to Trump in Dem response.
4:14am
Reuters. Trump vows to build border wall, warns Democrats against investigations.
4:13am
USA Today. Analysis: Trump delivers State of the Union in the same place but faces a new political reality.
4:05am
AP. Trump calls for bipartisanship, a hard line on immigration.

Tuesday February 5, 2019

Governor

4:58am
RPW. Governor Evers' long record of flip flopping.

12:28pm
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers says he won't back GOP plan to fund middle-class tax cut.
12:27pm
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers says state environmental officials will review Foxconn air quality permit.
10:44am
WKOW. Evers says he is directing review of Foxconn air permits.
10:40am
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Evers opposes Republican income tax cut plan.
10:02am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin governor says Virginia's Northam should resign.

Budget

4:46pm
Rep. Emerson. Governor Evers to close dark store loophole.
4:45pm
Rep. Neubauer. Governor Evers to close dark store loophole.
4:43pm
Rep. Sargent. Governor Evers to address dark store sham in 2019-2020 budget.
3:17pm
Sen. Smith. Gov. Evers' middle classe tax cut is the best option.
2:43pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Evers to propose ending "dark store" loophole backed by WMC.
2:31pm
Rep. Riemer. Statement on Democratic tax cut for the middle class.
1:24pm
Sen. Hansen. Governor Evers is standing up for homeowners.
1:23pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Affirms Governor Evers' plan to close dark store loophole.
1:22pm
Sen. Shilling, Rep. Hintz. Democrats support responsible tax relief for Wisconsin families.
1:21pm
Gov. Evers. Announces responsible tax relief plan for families.
12:22pm
Rep. Hintz. Governor Evers to close the dark store loophole.
12:19pm
Rep. Gruszynski. Applauds Governor Evers plan to close the dark store loophole.
10:32am
Rep. Subeck. Applauds Governor Evers' commitment to closing dark store loophole in budget bill.
10:12am
Rep. Anderson. Governor Evers to close dark store loophole.
9:20am
Sen. Shilling. Homeowners triumph under Gov. Evers.

2:47pm
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Vos: Evers plan non-starter if it raises taxes.
1:29pm
NBC 15. Evers, Democrats unveil competing tax cut plan.
10:41am
WQOW. Evers says budget will include closing 'dark store' loophole.
10:39am
WISC. Evers to include more money for juvenile prison guards.

Legislative

4:42pm
Rep. Macco. Co-chairs joint hearing on bill to provide tax cut to working families.
3:59pm
Rep. Steineke. Offers support for middle class tax cut.
3:49pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on the Republican tax plan.
3:30pm
Sen. Stroebel. Legislative Republicans advance middle class tax cut.
3:14pm
WMC. We don't need to raise taxes to cut taxes.
2:32pm
Speaker Vos. Testifies on Middle Class Tax Cut.

4:30am
Chippewa Herald. Legislators collect nearly $800,000 in daily allowances.
4:29am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. 9 Wisconsin lawmakers received more than $10,000 each in expense payments in 2018.

State Agencies

4:47pm
AG Kaul. Statement following U.S. Attorneys notification to prescribers.
3:19pm
DNR. Weekly news.
3:07pm
DOJ & DPI. Launch new online safety tool for families.
12:21pm
WTCS, DWD, DPI. Governor Evers proclaims February as Career and Technical Education Month.
12:18pm
AG Kaul. Unveils new Crime Scene Response Vehicle at State Crime Lab.
9:57am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Wisconsin Historical Museu summer camp registration now open.
8:43am
DOR. Milwaukee woman charge with filing false tax returns and theft.

4:25am
WXOW. Transportation task force meets in La Crosse to discuss budget funding.

Economy/Business

12:23pm
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employment Law Update.
9:59am
Wisconsin Technology Council. 50 years laters, industrial hemp back in Wisconsin: Learn more at Feb. 26 Innovation Network luncheon.

Statewide

10:01am
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. Fatal worker injuries remain consistent in Wisconsin in 2017.
8:42am
WMC. Chandler Swansen joins Director of Grassroots Advocacy.

4:53am
WAOW. Special Report: American's life span declining due to opioid epidemic.
4:28am
Racine Journal Times. Wisconsin not among states blocking license suspensions for unpaid fines.

Courts

12:29pm
AP. Kaul signals he won't represent state in lame-duck lawsuit.
4:26am
Cap Times. Unions, Democratic state senator file third lawsuit against Wisconsin lame-duck laws.
4:21am
U.S. News & World Report. A look at lawsuits challenging Wisconsin's lame-duck laws.

Education

2:31pm
UW-Stout. Alumni stepping up to support Pathways Forward initiatives.
12:26pm
UW-River Falls. World Without Genocide founder to speak.
4:55am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. And state superintendent announces National School Counseling Week.

8:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Why are fewer Wisconsin students studying to become teachers?
4:23am
WKBT. UW System schools to raise graduate tuition.

Local

12:20pm
Greater Whitewater Committee. DOT secretary to speak at annual meeting.

4:24am
WTMJ Politico calls Milwaukee odds-on favorite for Democratic National Convention.

Congress

2:42pm
ARCW. Statement in advance of President Trump's State of the Union Address.

4:34am
Washington Post. Congressional Republicans question report critical of Trump hotel lease.
4:27am
USA Today. Trump inaugural committee subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for financial documents.
4:22am
AP. Trump to call for unity, face skepticism in State of Union.

Politics

9:55am
Neubauer for Wisconsin Supreme Court. 10 more judges endorse.

Monday February 4, 2019

Legislative

4:00pm
Legislative Black Caucus. Rep. Fields and Rep. Haywood host Economic Development & Opportunities Week for Black History Month.
11:06am
Sen. Feyen. Announces town hall meeting in the Town of Lamartine.
11:04am
Sen. Carpenter. Sorry, your "Pants on Fire!"

9:20am
The Hill. Sen. Schachtner: Wisconsin deserves better than Foxconn's constant waffling.
9:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Medication denied: Wisconsin bill would make insurance appeals easier. 
8:58am
La Crosse Tribune. Lobbying groups spent $70 million over latest legislative session.

State Agencies

3:53pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. $1.5 million in funds approved for community projects.
3:12pm
DOT. State drive licenses and IDs are the most common forms of proof of identity to show at the polls.
12:41pm
DATCP. Don't let scammers steal your winter getaway.
12:20pm
DOT. Wisconsin State Patrol currently recruiting troopers and inspectors.
11:17am
Citizens Against Expanded Gambling, Wisconsin Family Action, Stop Predatory Gambling. Statewide and national groups call on Governor Evers to investigate Wisconsin State Lottery fraud.
11:02am
DOR Sec. Barca. David Casey appointed Revenue's new Deputy Secretary.
9:51am
Wisconsin Lottery. Powerball win, top prize claim highlight "super" weekend.

9:00am
Chippewa Herald. Citing impact of delayed studies, WisDOT to restart look at Highway 51 in Dane County.
4:08am
Chippewa Herald. How Wisconsin's treasurer is rebuilding an office her predecessor campaigned to eliminate.
4:06am
La Crosse Tribune. Justice at risk? Private attorneys say low pay means they can't afford to take on public defender cases.

Economy/Business

12:53pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. On 2018's hiring pace, Foxconn could earn $500 million in tax credits by 2022.
9:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Johnson Controls unit Tyco knew since 2013 it was polluting wells. It took 4 years to notify neighbors.
4:23am
MarketWatch. Foxconn reiterates commitment to Wisconsin, but the devil is in the details, of which there are few.
4:21am
Kenosha News. Gateway remains committed to Foxconn.
4:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Epic Systems Corp. loses $624 million government contract.
4:10am
U.S. News & World Report. AP FACT CHECK: Taxpayers have already spent money on Foxconn.
4:09am
Yahoo Finance. Wisconsin politician: The $4 billion Foxconn deal is a total mess.
4:07am
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin gave Foxconn a rich subsidy package. Did we overpay? Some experts say we did.
4:03am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Astronautics to consolidate 450 jobs in Oak Creek, leaving Milwaukee.

Statewide

3:54pm
Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Elects 2019 Board of Directors.
2:58pm
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Names Jackie Harcourt Vice President of Fundraising.
12:50pm
PDPW. Janet Keller named Executive Director.
9:47am
Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Receives $100,000 grant from Bader Philanthropies, Inc.

9:02am
Appleton Post-Crescent. More Wisconsin kids skip vaccines, citing 'personal conviction.' It's raising immunity concerns.
4:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: 'Alarmingly' low job satisfaction making doctors unwell.

Courts

12:19pm
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals. Nurses and healthcare professionals take action in lawsuit to protect patients, voters.

11:10am
AP. Unions, senator file 3rd lame-duck lawsuit in Wisconsin.
11:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. New lawsuit from unions contends GOP lame-duck laws violate Constitution's separation of powers.

Education

3:11pm
UW System. Regents' 2019 Diversity Awards recipients announced.
2:43pm
UW-Stout. Brewery Nonic owner creating English-style beer in renovated city depot.
11:03am
Marquette University. Mission Week 2019 will focus on divinity and finding purpose in life.
9:07am
100% Renew Madison. Madison students launch petition for 100% renewable Madison Schools.

4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A UW professor's description of the Trump presidency sets off debate on political bias, academic freedom.

Local

2:46pm
Brown County Port & Resource Department. POrt of Greeen Bay breaks five-year record with strong 2018 tonnage.
9:23am
Dane County EMS, UnityPoint Health-Meriter, UW Health, SSM Health, Madison Fire Department. Local hospitals, emergency responders partnering to save lives in Dane County through app.

4:04am
Baraboo News Republic. Sauk County villages contest DNR wastewater limits.

Congress

4:32pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Announces Aissa Olivarez as State of the Union guest.
9:08am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces guest for State of the Union Address.

9:45am
Politico. Baldwin: 'We will rue the day' Trump declares national emergency for border wall.
4:20am
The Hill. GOP senator: 'Imperative' for Trump to listen to intel chiefs.
4:01am
Bloomberg. Trump threatens to bust border deal as shutdown deadline nears.
4:00am
Politico. 'Unconscionable': GOP Senate Homeland Security chair torches Trump's Syria policy.

Politics

2:44pm
One Wisconsin Now. Record shows state Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn cant be trusted to leave anti-LGBTQ agenda behind if elected.
12:54pm
DPW. Supreme Court candidate still refuses to apologize for homophobic blog posts.
9:48am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Corporate contributions totaled nearly $1.7M in 2018 to state parties, legislative campaign committees.

12:57pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn defends blog posts.

Friday February 1, 2019

Governor

10:39am
WUWM. Concerns remain over regional facilities expected to replace Wisconsin's two juvenile facilities.

Legislative

1:54pm
Sen. Smith. Column: Walk the talk for bipartisanship.
1:00pm
Legislative Black Caucus. Kicks off Black History Month.
10:23am
Sen. Carpenter. It's Groundhog Day in the GOP Legislature.
10:22am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Is there a new "normal" for the ag economy?
4:39am
Rep. Bowen. Statement on latest Foxconn flop.

12:30pm
Hudson Star Observer. St. Croix County calls on lawmakers for mental health crisis issue.
4:20am
WAOW. Proposed law looks to expand criminal expungement eligibility.
4:10am
Cap Times. Advocates like chances for passage of 'Safe Harbor' bill to stop minors from being charged with prostitution.

State Agencies

4:12pm
DOT. Task Force provides feedback for upcoming transportation budget.
1:55pm
DWD Sec.-designee Frostman. Names additonal  DWD leaders.
12:59pm
DHS. Receives another temporary extension of the SeniorCare Program.
12:18pm
DOT. Frozen road law in effect statewide on Saturday.
10:40am
DATCP. Reminds farmers of new tool available today.
10:32am
RPW. ICYMI: Evers' Transportation Secretary wants to raise taxes.
10:25am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter, February 2019.

4:08am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin utility regulators punt on solar leasing question, decline to draft rules for large-scale farms.

Economy/Business

3:46pm
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Statement: Foxconn developments.
12:17pm
Racine County, Mount Pleasant, RCEDC. Local leaders applaud announcement of Generation 6 advanced manufacturing facility at Mount Pleasant campus.

2:34pm
Cap Times. Foxconn says it will build Gen 6 factory in Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers 'comfortable' with commitment.
1:59pm
Reuters. Foxconn says it will build plant in Wisconsin after talk with Trump.
12:27pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Bait and switch': City leaders fear Milwaukee workers will be left behind if Foxconn changes plans.
12:23pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. After conversation with Trump, Foxconn says it is building manufacturing plant in Wisconsin.
12:21pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Environmentalists say Foxconn no longer needs Lake Michigan water diversion.
10:37am
Washington Post. Trump links his presidency to big promises like Foxconn - for better or worse.
10:29am
Reuters. U.S. job growth jumps; unemployment rate rises to 4.0 percent.
4:27am
Racine Journal Times. White House official comments on Foxconn plans.
4:24am
NBC News. Wisc. Republicans who touted Foxconn factory plan try to blame Democratic governor for debacle.
4:19am
WTMJ. Foxconn homeowners forced to move react to recent headlines on the project.
4:18am
U.S. News & World Report. Experts predict another challenging year for dairy farmers.
4:12am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Schmitt says Green Bay 'in driver's seat' as Foxconn plans change.
4:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Foxconn, Evers, WEDC new report that Wisconsin project put on hold.
4:06am
Reuters. Some U.S. metals importers resigned to higher prices as Trump's tariffs bite.

Statewide

2:52pm
Axley. Welcome Patrick Stevens, former DNR Assistant Deputy Secretary.
2:51pm
Midwest Food Products Association. Del Monte Foods' Knetsch elected chair of Food Products Board.
2:49pm
RPW. Celebrates Black History Month.
10:20am
WMC. New members elected to Board of Directors.

Education

2:28pm
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Mirian Vargas - Xello/Method Test Pres High School Student Scholarship.
1:54pm
UW System. Flexible Option Business Administration bacheor's degree now offered through UW-Parkside, earns accreditation.
12:57pm
DPI. Comment period open on draft standards for dance and world languages.
10:27am
Marquette University. Reggie Moore, architect of Milwaukee's 'Blueprint for Peace,' will go 'On the Issues' Feb. 6.

4:11am
Racine Journal Times. Voucher school enrollment window opens Friday.

Local

4:04am
Fox 6. 'Everyone is exhausted:' Staffing 'crisis' at House of Correction drives surge in overtime.

Congress

10:24am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces more than $21 million to repair roads and bridges in Wisconsin communities damaged by severe storms and flooding.

1:57pm
The Hill. Trump predicts ObamaCare will be 'terminated' by the courts.
10:30am
Reuters. U.S. suspends weapons treaty compliance with Russia, may withdraw in six months.
4:05am
AP. Trump, Pelosi remain far apart on the border wall issue.

Politics

2:50pm
DPW. Wisconsin black leaders condemn Supreme Court candidate's disrespect of NAACP.
10:27am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Influence Peddler of the Month - High Ground Political Fund.

 

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