Wednesday February 19, 2020 - Updated 5:38pm

Governor

5:38pm
Gov. Evers. Grants pardons to 17 more individuals.

Senate Floor Session

4:58pm
Sen. Feyen. Senate passes opportunity zone legislation. 
4:17pm
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Applauds Senate passage of regulatory reform for dairy farmers, processors. 

Assembly Floor Session

4:10pm
WI Land+Water. Commends unanimous Assembly vote in support of AB-790, looks forward to passage in Senate. 
1:09pm
Rep. Zimmerman. Votes for lower prescription drug prices. 
12:52pm
Rep. Swearingen. Statement on passage of Assembly Bill 736,.
12:50pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Applauds passage of Water Quality Task Force bills. 
10:00am
Rep. Plumer. Two bills pass Assembly. 
9:56am
WEDA. Lauds state Assembly approval of local workforce housing incentive bill. 
9:04am
Rep. Kitchens. Assembly passes four bills. 
9:03am
Rep. Rodriguez. Praises Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality. 
8:33am
Rep. Nygren. Leads the way on healthcare affordability. 
8:28am
Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Applauds passage of flood demonstration projects bill. 
5:35am
Rep. Novak. Water Quality Task Force legislation passes Assembly. 
5:34am
Sen. Cowles. Assembly advances Pollution Prevention Partnerships bill. 
5:33am
Rep. Felzkowski. Celebrates forestry and water quality initiatives.
5:26am
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on unanimous passage of AB-816.
5:25am
Rep. Subeck. Assembly passes Holocaust education bill.
5:25am
Rep. James. Four bills head to Senate. 
5:15am
Rep. Vorpagel. Statement on passage of legislation regulating Pharmacy Benefit Managers. 
5:14am
Newtrient. Applauds Wisconsin State Assembly passage of bill to boost water quality trading programs. 
5:11am
Rep. Gundrum. Votes for prescription drug affordability, protection, and transparency. 
5:10am
Rep. Hesselbein. Champions clean water protections. 
5:02am
Rep. Hintz. Evers Effect pushes Assembly passage of water quality bills. 
5:01am
Rep. Steineke. Supports water quality initiatives. 
4:59am
Dairy Business Association. Applauds Assembly for passing water quality credit clearinghouse. 
4:58am
Rep. Fields. Bipartisan BID/NID reform bill passes state Assembly. 
4:57am
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Applauds Assembly passage of bill to support clean water, economic development. 
4:56am
Rep. Gruszynski. Statements on Water Quality Task Force bills. 
4:55am
Rep. Loudenbeck. Two bills advance. 
4:53am
Rep. Krug. Celebrates passage of thirteen water proposals. 
4:52am
Wisconsin Water Alliance. Statement on Assembly passage of water bills package. 
4:51am
Rep. Shankland. 10 bipartisan clean water bills championed by Rep. Shankland passed unanimously by the state Assembly. 
4:46am
Sen. Cowles. Children's health wins the support of Assembly.
4:38am
Rep. Allen. Making prescriptions more affordable. 
4:36am
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Assembly action on clean water legislation falls short of what Wisconsin families deserve. 

3:50am
WTMJ. Wisconsin Assembly votes to require teaching the Holocaust. 
3:43am
Madison.com. Assembly passes $10 million package of water quality bills. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
3:37am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Assembly calls for constitutional convention. 
3:36am
WISC. Wisconsin Assembly targets prescription drug prices, PBM bill heads to state Senate. 
3:31am
WQOW. Bill would bring 22 new mental health beds to the Chippewa Valley. 

Legislative

4:53pm
Rep. Taylor. Final EIS on F-35 military jets confirms harmful consequences for Madison. 
4:48pm
Rep. Oldenburg. Column: Wisconsin's farmers & rural agriculture communities must remain a priority. 
4:15pm
Rep. Nygren. Reaction to new DNR PFAS test results. 
3:11pm
Rep. Tittl. Honors organ donors. 
1:20pm
DATCP. Farm Center hosting 'Unexpected Tomorrows' workshops. 
10:31am
Sen. Smith. Cutting taxes by supporting schools. 
9:59am
Sen. Schachtner. Honored with Jerome Henning Legislator Award. 
5:18am
Rep. Neubauer. Celebrates the 16th Annual State of the Tribes Address. 
4:35am
Rep. Hintz. Statement on State of the Tribes Address. 
4:33am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Statement on State of the Tribes Address. 

8:45am
WBAY. Wisconsin Senate to vote on $250 million tax cut. 
8:34am
WKOW. Hemp industry wants help to invest in fiber research, expand profits to farmers. 
3:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Senate to sign off on new State Patrol contract. 
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State of the Tribes Address: Native Americans face down opioid epidemic. Fox 6.
3:26am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers' Natural Resources leader up for Senate approval. 
3:25am
U.S. News & World Report. Senate set to vote on letting farmers control siting rules. 

State Agencies

4:12pm
OCI. Governor's Prescription Drug Task Force hears employers' and insurers' perspectives, continues discussion of role of PBMs.
3:27pm
DFI. Gov Evers honors 14 recipients of the 2019 Governor's Financial Literacy Award in Capitol ceremony. 
1:20pm
DATCP. Farm Center hosting 'Unexpected Tomorrows' workshops.
12:59pm
DMA. Interoperability Council Subcommittee vacancy public notice. 
10:30am
DOA. Electric vehicle charging station listening session scheduled. 

Economy/Business

8:30am
WEC Energy Group. To increase ownership interest in three Midwest wind farms. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:50am
WJFW. A new study suggests warming conditions could affect Wisconsin tree species. 

Statewide

8:30am
WBA. Dick Zaragoza to receive WBA Distinguished Service Award. 

3:24am
WISN. City of Milwaukee reports its first pediatric flu death; third child death in state. 
3:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin's caregiver workforce shortage getting worse, report says. 

Courts

1:22pm
Alliance Defending Freedom. School district policy to deceive parents about children's claimed gender identity prompts legal challenge. 
8:45am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Tracey A.B.

3:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Unnamed parents, conservative law firm sue Madison School District over gender identity policy. 

Education

4:54pm
UW-Madison. Novelist James Patterson to give commencement keynote; John Felder will be alumni speaker. 
3:09pm
UW-Eau Claire. Immersion gives Blugold new appreciation for, understanding of Hmong culture. 
3:08pm
Marquette University. 707 Hub names intrapreneur-and entrepreneur-in-residence. 
3:07pm
UW-Stevens Point. Treehaven to offer Luminary Showshoe Hike in March. 
1:30pm
UW-Stout. Science education expert to speak Feb. 26 on saving half the Earth to maintain biodiversity. 
1:15pm
UW-Stout. Diversity Week to celebrate diversity and unique identities. 
1:03pm
UW System. UW-Green Bay chancellor finalists named. 
1:02pm
UW-Milwaukee. Receives Gold Rating for sustainability.
12:51pm
UW-Eau Claire. To host regional National History Day competition. 
10:21am
UW-River Falls. BFA candidates show their work. 
10:02am
UW-River Falls. Horse judging youth clinic offered.
4:34am
Madison Teachers, Inc. Supports equal restroom access for MMSD students & staff. 

10:29am
WEAU. Tech Council Innovation Networks announces collaboration between Mayo and UW-Eau Claire. 
10:28am
WQOW. UW-Eau Claire partners with tech and health businesses. 

Local

3:26pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. Stands with Hmong neighbors. 
12:47pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Badger Prairie Health Care Center receives high remarks from residents & family/guardians in latest survey. 

3:49am
WXOW. Spring flood risk "well-above normal."
3:29am
Appleton Post Crescent. Fox Valley officials speak out in Appleton about potential Hmong deportation plans. WBAY. Fox 11. 

Congress

3:27am
WQOW. Rep. Kind to introduce veteran health care bill. 

Politics

1:33pm
Wisconsin Family Action PAC. Congratulates winning endorsed candidates. 
1:04pm
ABC of Wisconsin. Congratulates Tom Tiffany on 7th Congressional District primary win. 
8:32am
Steil for 1st Congress. Stands with Tom Tiffany. 
4:38am
American Bridge. Launches digital ad buy spotlighting Trump's disastrous record on student loans. 
4:31am
AFP-Wisconsin. Looks ahead to electing Justice Daniel Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
4:30am
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Statement on primary election results. 
4:14am
RPW. Statement congratulating Justice Daniel Kelly for advancing to April's General Election.
4:13am
RPW. Statement congratulating Tom Tiffany for his victory in the Wisconsin Seventh Congressional District Primary. 
4:11am
WMC. Congratulates Tom Tiffany on primary victory. 
4:11am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Victorious in 7th Congressional District primary. 

8:44am
The Hill. Wisconsin state senator wins GOP primary in race to replace Duffy. 
8:43am
Reuters. Exclusive: Ahead of 2020 election, a 'Blue Wave' is rising in the cities, polling analysis shows. 
3:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Jill Karofsky, Daniel Kelly advance to Wisconsin Supreme Court general election. 
3:39am
Fox 11. Technical glitch blamed for MyVote Wisconsin outage. 
3:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tom Tiffany will face Tricia Zunker in 7th Congressional District special election. 
3:33am
Politico. Democrats launch $10M campaign bashing Trump in 3 key swing states. 
3:27am
RiverTowns. Sherley launches campaign for western Wisconsin Assembly seat. 

Tuesday February 18, 2020

Assembly Floor Session

4:44pm
Rep. Schraa. Protecting patients by lowering drug costs. 
4:39pm
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging & Health Groups. Assembly votes 96-0 passing legislation to hold PBMs accountable for rising drug costs and protect patients and pharmacists statewide. 
4:36pm
AARP Wisconsin. Applauds the Assembly for passing AB-114.

Legislative

4:43pm
Law Enforcement Action Partnership. Testimony to Assembly Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee regarding crime bills. 
2:13pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: State of the Tribes Address.
2:12pm
Rep. Considine. Welcomes tribal leaders to State Capitol. 
1:25pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Condemns extreme anti-abortion personhood amendment. 
1:23pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Assembly will pass inadequate Water Quality Task Force recommendations. 
1:15pm
Rep. Steineke. (Updated) Oskosh West student, teacher, and resource officer to be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
12:22pm
Rep. Steineke. Local housing advocate to be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
12:20pm
Rep. Steineke. Honor Flight organizers to be named Assembly 'Hometown Heroes.'
12:04pm
Sen. Stroebel. Past reforms paved way for today's tax cuts. 
8:43am
WI Land+Water Conservation Association. Support for AB 790, funding for county conservation departments. 
7:22am
Rep. Nygren. Joint Committee on Finance approves tax cut and farmer assistance. 
4:03am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Wisconsin students and homeowners abandoned by GOP.

8:54am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Assebmly considering constitutional convention. 
8:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly to vote on $10M plan to clean up Wisconsin water. 
3:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP tax cut, ag bills pass Legislature's budget committee. 
3:49am
U.S. News & World Report. Finance panel pushes GOP tax cuts to full Senate, Assembly. Madison.com.
3:41am
Center Square. Wisconsin hemp growers want to be included in state farm relief package. 
3:40am
WQOW. Lawmakers want epinephrine to be more affordable and accessible. 
3:32am
Madison.com. After a wait, state delivering $1 million for homeless shelters over two years. 

State Agencies

4:45pm
DSPS Sec.-designee Crim. Plan Review overhaul shows early progress with faster scheduling, decisions. 
12:19pm
Elections Commission. MyVote Wisconsin website experiencing address lookup issues. 
4:02am
ETF. Preliminary WRS investment performance. 

Economy/Business

9:17am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Jobseeking veterans and employers to benefit from partnership with Bridge My Return. 

3:45am
Reuters. China to grant tariff exemptions on 696 U.S. goods to support purchases. 
3:45am
WTMJ. New study shows Miller Park's economic impact on Wisconsin.
3:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin starts 2020 with increasing home sales. 

Statewide

3:39pm
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. ICYMI: Advocates recognized for effort to educate voters on victims' rights amendment. 
3:38pm
American Lung Association. 30+ first responder teams will climb at #1 Fight for Air Climb. 
2:11pm
Public Policy Institute. Report: Home is Where Our Health Is: Policies to Improve the Health of Renters in Milwaukee and Beyond. 
12:02pm
VFW Department of Wisconsin. Property tax relief for severly injured veterans cannot wait. 

6:58am
New York Times. The struggle to mend America's rural roads. 
3:46am
USA Today. Meth is back and flooding the streets - and it's uglier than ever. 
3:34am
WEAU. Influenza poses more of a risk to Wisconsin than coronavirus. 
3:31am
AP. Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits. 

Courts

3:44pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Parents bring lawsuit against Madison School District. 
9:13am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Sues Madison schools for violating parental rights. 

3:56am
Chippewa Herald. 'Insane leverage': Jump in bail-jumping charges prompts calls for reform. 

Education

4:32pm
UW-Platteville. Frayer to receive Distinguised Teaching Award from the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America. 
4:31pm
UW-Platteville. Syrian refugee to discuss civil liberties through her music and journey to the United States. 
4:30pm
UW-Platteville. Education students attend state reading convention. 
12:20pm
UW-Stout. Reading Across Campus features discussions of Du Bois classic book. 
12:06pm
UW-Stout. Larrabee receives February University Staff Appreciation Award. 
10:18am
UW-Eau Claire. Dr. Chandra Talpade Mohanty to be International Women's Day guest speaker. 

3:33am
La Crosse Tribune. 'A really innovative program': New UW master's program designed to address cybersecurity talent gap. 

Local

3:38am
NBC 15. Dane County debuting new, first in state, security upgrades. 

Congress

12:04pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. To prioritize Great Lakes icebreaker after Trump's budget does not include funding. 

3:47am
The Hill. Lawmakers push back at Trump's Pentagon funding grab for wall. 
3:44am
WSAW. Central Wisconsin residents voice high prescription drug price concerns. 
3:43am
Fox 11. Connect to Congress: U.S. Rep. Gallagher talks border walls and travel bans. 

Politics

1:16pm
Priorities Wisconsin. Releases video featuring former Trump voter and fifth-generation farmer discusing opposition to the president. 
8:39am
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. 2020 elections: Resources for voters with disabilities. 
8:37am
American Bridge. Announces latest $10 million investment in battleground paid media campaign targeting Trump in PA, MI, & WI.
8:34am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Paul Rusk.

3:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Voters to narrow field in state Supreme Court primary Tuesday. 
3:37am
WJFW. Congressional candidates make final pitches in Northwoods. 
3:35am
WQOW. Jason Church makes last push for votes before Wisconsin primary. 

Monday February 17, 2020

Governor

12:41pm
AARP. Governor, state treasurer to receive 'Super Saver' awards.

1:53pm
The Hill. States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash. 
3:50am
La Crosse Tribune. Governor says rural schools benefit from education package. 

Legislative

4:19pm
Rep. McGuire. Introduces esports grant program for Wisconsin schools. 
3:24pm
Rep. August. Column: Return surplus to taxpayers. 
11:31am
Wisconsin Hemp Alliance. Hemp industry should be in the mix as Legislature builds agriculture package. 
9:24am
Sen. Schachtner. Column: Investing in American workers. 

12:30pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin drug pricing bill makes headway. 
12:29pm
U.S. News & World Report. Finance committee to hold hearing, vote on GOP tax cut plan. 
3:57am
WKBT. GOP leaders say proposed tax cut could save average family $105.
3:56am
Center Square. Wisconsin lawmaker wants epi-pen support from state. 
3:51am
Chippewa Herald. Lawmakers differ on what to do about Wisconsin budget surplus. 

State Agencies

4:20pm
DMA. Requests for Proposal released for Statewide Radio Network consulting services. 
3:43pm
DOT. It's not too late to obtain an ID to vote in the Spring Primary. 
2:56pm
Elections Commission. Partners with Microsoft and VotingWorks for pilot test of new voting technology. 
11:44am
State Treasurer Godlewski. Receives AARP Supersaver Award for retirement security. 

4:00am
Daily Reporter. WisDOT to hit pause on work during DNC.

Economy/Business

11:39am
Midwest Food Products Association. Wisocnsin snap bean production leads nation.

12:35pm
CNBC. Dairy Farmers of American agrees to buy Dean Foods, America's biggest milk producer, for $425 million. 

Environment/Outdoors

12:27pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Climate change will mean less Wisconsin maple syrup. 

Statewide

3:39pm
MMAC. New study shows economic value of Miller Park. 
9:26am
WRA. January 2020 Home Sales Report. 
9:16am
WHCA/WiCAL, Disability Service Provider Network, WALA, Leading Age Wisconsin. Wisconsin provider survey: Workforce shortage remains at crisis level.

12:26pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. National Weather Service predicts high spring flood risk along Mississippi River. 
4:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Flu surges in Wisconsin, with second child death, hundreds of hospitalizations. 
3:59am
CBS 58. 'Don't pick up the phone:' Robocalls growing in Wisconsin, 414 impacted most. 
3:55am
WISC. DHS confirms second child flu death in Wisconsin.
3:54am
WISC. Census Bureau reaches 65% of recruiting applicant goal, still needs over 18,000 Wisconsin census-taker applications. 

Education

4:18pm
UW-Milwaukee Police Department. Update on missing student Sean Baek.
3:40pm
UW-Stout. Winter course in Mexico gives students special experiences. 
2:53pm
Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Excellence Scholarship, Initiative Scholarship, Fellowship, Leadership Award recipients announced. 
12:38pm
UW-Madison. Interstellar biological experiments could aid human space travel.
12:19pm
UW System. Board of Regents approves new online Master of Science in Cybersecurity. 
11:35am
UW-Stout. History professor publishes book on African-American soldiers. 
9:22am
Tommy G Thompson Center on Public Leadership. To fund faculty research and speakers. 

Local

1:55pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Community leaders launch push for a complete census count. 

12:26pm
WFRV. Green Bay Water Utility continues lead education efforts afer finding lead levels above EPA limit. 

Congress

10:44am
Fitzgerald for 5th Congress. Announces Vukmir endorsements for Fifth Congressional bid. 

4:02am
The Hill. Senate Democrats pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit. 
3:53am
NBC 26. Rep. Gallagher: "I think Northeast Wisconsin is the best place to build new Navy ships."
3:49am
Racine Journal Times. Steil, Moore urge President Trump to OK federal aid for southeast Wisconsin.

Politics

2:54pm
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Receives endorsement of National Rifle Association. 
10:46am
WIN2020. Assembly majority leader optimistic on Foxconn, fall election prospects for GOP.
9:25am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Cynda Solberg. 
4:13am
Common Cause Wisconsin. What you need to know to vote in tomorrow's Spring Primary Election. 
4:12am
Stuck for 8th Congress. Opposes diverting funds from Oshkosh Defense. 
4:11am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Fatou Ceesay.
4:09am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement by Steven Arnold. 

12:28pm
Kenosha News. Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary. 
4:03am
WSAW. Outside spending on GOP 7th Congressional races doubles in final days before primary. 
4:01am
WTMJ. 'I haven't ruled it out': Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin on possible vice president role with 2020 Democratic ticket. 
4:00am
WDIO. Church and Tiffany share plans for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. 
3:55am
Courthouse News Service. Wisconsin high court candidates set to face off in Tuesday Primary. 
3:49am
Racine Journal Times. What local poll workers are instructed to do if the state thinks you moved. 

Friday February 14, 2020

Governor

8:45am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Register of Deeds of Walworth County.

10:44am
The Hill. Wisconsin governor sets up unique redistricting panel. 
3:55am
Wausau Daily Herald. Wisconsin Hmong residents still without answers on possible deportations, as leaders decry 'failed policy.'
3:54am
WTMJ. Gov. Tony Evers sends letter to Sec. Michael Pompeo over Hmong deportation fears. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Legislative

4:54pm
Rep. Neubauer. Statement on the Republican property tax plan. 
4:02pm
Rep. Gundrum. Continues to stand with Wisconsin taxpayers. 
3:52pm
Rep. Plumer. Supports GOP tax package. 
2:30pm
Rep. Macco. Proud to support tax package that moves Wisconsin into twenty-first century. 
2:29pm
Rep. Kitchens. Supports Assembly's surplus plan. 
2:13pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Bring Open Meetings Law into the 21st century. 
2:01pm
Rep. Emerson. Statement on Republican tax proposal. 
1:43pm
LFB. AB-910/SB-821: Reducing the individual income tax, providing a property tax exemption, and reducing state general obligation debt. 
1:17pm
Sen. Shilling. School funding and property tax relief in jeopardy.  LFB Memo.
1:13pm
Rep. Krug. Child fatality in Plainfield a terrible tragedy that must not be repeated. 
1:10pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Youth justice advocates express concern over calls to delay closing of Wisconsin juvenile detention facilities. 
1:05pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Republican tax plan. 
1:03pm
Rep. Ballweg. Tax cut plan announced. 
1:02pm
Gov. Evers. Statement regarding Assembly Reublicans' announcement. 
11:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's Native American communities share their priorities in annual State of the Tribes Address live on February 18 at WPR.Org. 
11:09am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Praises tax cut plan. 
10:13am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Statement on Assembly livestock siting legislation. 
10:11am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Supporting farmers AND protecting natural resources. 
10:03am
LRB.  Ransomware Attacks: Lessons for Wisconsin State and Local Government. 
9:09am
Coalition on Wisconsin Aging & Health Groups. Bipartisan Assembly Committee on Health votes unanimously for legislation to protect patients from harmful PBM practices. 
4:06am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Testifies in support of bills aiming to combat mass incarceration. 

1:48pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republicans unveil proposed income tax cut. 
1:47pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republicans unveil plan to reduce debt and cut income and business taxes. 
11:27am
Cap Times. Future of Mendota Mental Health expansion uncertain, awaits final approval from lawmakers. 
11:21am
WEAU. Wisconsin Republicans propose $250 million income tax cut. 
3:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers push personhood amendment. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
3:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP bill would give farm groups more control over Wisconsin livestock siting standards. 
3:49am
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans introduce farm siting bill as session winds down. Wisconsin State Journal
3:41am
Center Square. Wisconsin lawmakers look to allow choice students to play traditional high school sports. 
3:39am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. State budget committee approves dropping lawsuit against former UW-Oshkosh administrators. 
3:37am
WSAW. Horse owners hopeful as bestiality bill goes to Gov. Evers desk. 

State Agencies

10:12am
WEDC, DWD. Host "Veteran-Ready Wisconsin Summit."
10:04am
DNR. Outdoor Report. 
10:01am
Wisconsin Claims Board. Decision in claim of: Derrick Sanders. 

Economy/Business

3:43am
Daily Reporter. Port Milwaukee getting $31.3M agriculture-export operation.

Environment/Outdoors

3:44am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Army Corps of Engineers: Record high water levels to continue in 2020.

Statewide

2:03pm
AP. Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits U.S. kids. 
11:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin sees 100 flu hospitalizations in half a day. 

Courts

9:07am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Charles L. Neill, IV.
9:06am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Town of Wilson v. City of Sheboygan. 

2:08pm
Reuters. U.S. states reject $18 billion proposal to settle opioid lawsuits, discussions ongoing: sources. 
11:11am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin high court approves Kohler golf course annexation. 

Education

1:09pm
UW-Stout. Alumna has moment to remember with artwork appearing at Oscars. 
1:08pm
UW-Eau Claire. International Poetry Reading participants sought. 
1:07pm
UW-Eau Claire. 'Thursdays at the U' to focus on Census 2020.
1:00pm
UW System. Kicks off second round of All In Wisconsin tour stops at UW-Milwaukee. 
12:59pm
UW-Eau Claire. Student, faculty and alumni show: 'Elemental' set for Feb. 22-23. 
12:58pm
Carthage College. Snap-On CEO Nick Pinchuk announced as 2020 commencement speaker. 
10:43am
Carthage College. Welcomes new trustee.

3:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System seeks to double online enrollment after failing to meet unfunded budget requirement. 
3:38am
NBC 26. Gillett School District closed Friday due to illness. 

Local

11:31am
City of Madison. Ride the Drive 2020 announced. 
11:17am
City of Madison. Closer to possible flooding solutions: Engineers to share data collected. 
10:02am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Community leadars launch push for Census jobs and complete count. 
4:07am
Greater Whitewater Committee. Chancellor Dwight Watson speaks at GWC annual meeting. 

Congress

1:06pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calling on EPA to deliver on promises made in PFAS Action Plan. 
11:18am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Condemns Pompeo deportation of Hmong people. 
9:18am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Raises alarm on Trump decision to divert funding from Wisconsin manufacturers to fund border wall. 
4:04am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Introduces bill to combat illicit arms trafficking. 
4:03am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Breaking the ice: Introduces bill to strengthen Great Lakes winter commerce. 

1:51pm
WBAY. Sen. Baldwin blasts plan to divert millions for Oshkosh Defense to border wall.
11:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Oshkosh Corp. orders could be slashed under plan to divert $3.83 billion for Mexico border wall. 
3:35am
Politico. Pentagon to shift $3.8 billion for fighter planes, ships toward border wall. 

Politics

3:53pm
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals. Announces 2020 Spring Primary Election endorsements. 
1:11pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from David Clarenbach. 

3:59am
WISN. Accusations of a 'Bloomberg buyout' angering some Wisconsin Democrats. 
3:58am
Cap Times. Madison absentee voting surpassing record-breaking 2019 spring primary. 
3:56am
WAOW. Wisconsin politicians and candidates address potential Hmong deportation. 
3:42am
WDIO. Zunker, Dale discuss plans for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. 
3:42am
Fox 6. 3rd-party mailing gives Wisconsin voters some wrong info: 'We received a lot of calls on it.'
3:40am
WSAW. 7 Investigates: Sen. Tom Tiffany's record of Lincoln Hills policies. 
3:34am
WAOW. One-on-one with Jason Church. 

Thursday February 13, 2020

1:20pm

Governor

1:12pm
Gov. Evers. Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo regarding Hmong and Lao.

3:09am
Cap Times. Wisconsin census panel holds first meeting one month before 2020 effort will start. 
2:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers asks Trump for federal aid for lakeshore damage; state eligible for $10 million. 

Legislative

3:45pm
Rep. Pronschinske. Presents Al Kochenderfer with Hometown Hero award. 
3:37pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. A thinly veiled attempt by polluters to influence unbaised groundwater standards process. 
3:34pm
WMC. Urges caution on dark store legislation with serious shortcomings. 
3:29pm
Rep. Vining. Introduces "Epi Access" legislation. 
3:11pm
Sen. Larson. Announces the "Wisconsin Promise Program."
1:20pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. GOP bill would allow guns in places of worship. 
1:19pm
Various Elected Officials. Letter to WI Congressional Delegation regarding Hmong Lao U.S. residents. 
12:00pm
Rep. Sargent. Wisconsin's promise. 
10:01am
Rep. Oldenburg. Authors bill allowing sportsmen to cross railroads. 
8:55am
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Statement on so-called "personhood" legislation (AJR 130). 
8:04am
Wisconsin School Counselors Association. School counselors meet with state legislators during annual Afternoon on the Hill. 

1:30pm
Cap Times. Lawmakers scrap wedding barn regulations in bill to extend bar time during Dem convention. 
3:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DNC bar hours bill could apply statewide. 
3:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers approve funding for just 4 of 6 new youth prison facilities. 
3:21am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin lawmakers scrap plan for new youth prisons. Fox 11. 
3:20am
Cap Times. Bills to protect water in Wisconsin receive budget committee approval. 
3:14am
WKOW. Bill to lower prescription drug costs and reform pharmacy benefit managers receives hearing. 
3:07am
Daily Reporter. Lawmakers approve 3 legal settlements under lame-duck laws. 
3:05am
Daily Cardinal. Wisconsin small businesses urge lawmakers to close tax loophole that helps 'big box' businesses. 
3:04am
Jewish Chronicle. At public hearing, Holocaust bill has support from speakers, legislators. 
2:57am
WTMJ. Future not promising for Wisconsin GOP bill for tracking untested sexual assault evidence kits.
2:56am
WFRV. Dealing with a dentist shortage in rural Wisconsin with 'Bailey's Bill.'
2:53am
Baraboo News Republic. Baraboo School Board lobbies state legislators on private school vouchers, school funding. 
2:50am
WTMJ. Lawmakers propose allowing all Wisconsin bars to extend bar hours during DNC.

State Agencies

11:56am
DMA. Federal grant opportunity approaching for Wisconsin nonprofit organizations facing security risks. 
10:09am
Coalition for More Responsible Transportation. Statewide coalition urges WisDOT, Gov. Evers to prioritize transit with $75M Multi-Modal grant program. 
8:53am
WEDC. City of Park Falls receives $250.000 state grant to support renovation of lodging facility. 

3:14am
NBC 26. DNR to tear down Potawatomi State Park Observation Tower. 
3:11am
WJFW. DNR licenses Oneida Co. mineral drilling exploration; forthcoming ordinance could increase environmental protections. 
3:06am
WEAU. Lt. Gov. Barnes speaks on climate change impact in WI.
3:02am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Elections Commission votes not to send 2 ballots to absentee voters. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  
2:59am
WISN. Wisconsin health officials continue to plan for more coronavirus cases. 

Economy/Business

3:12am
WISN. Kohl's eliminates about 250 jobs. 

3:15am
WBAY. Wisconsin farmers in 14 counties get USDA disaster declaration. 

Environment/Outdoors

7:56am
WXPR. Wisconsin ranks first in environmental protection funding cuts from 2008 to 2018. 
3:16am
WEAU. Wild deer in Dunn Co. tests positive for CWD.

Statewide

3:44pm
Alliant Energy. Be alert! Scammers are back!
3:12pm
We Energies. Control your energy costs in the bitter cold. 

3:17am
WQOW. 28% of state's rural populations unable to access internet. 

Courts

10:07am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Carrie E. Counihan.
10:06am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Roger Choinsky v. Employers Insurance Company.

3:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge denies early release for 3 repeat drunken drivers though Department of Corrections says they've earned it. 
3:03am
WTMJ. Voters flagged for deletion still live where list says they don't.

Education

3:42pm
Marquette University. Georgia Tech physics professor, former LIGO spokesperson to present Coyne Lecture. 
3:35pm
UW-Stout. High school students bring culinary skills to Recipe for Excellence. 
3:33pm
Alverno College. Community Conference will explore women's empowerment from suffrage to #MeToo movement.
1:33pm
Marquette University. And UW-Madison help Sen. Baldwin win 2020 'Champion of Science' award from The Science Coalition. 
1:22pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Smith, Rounds & Fischer. Launch new Senate Bipartisan Rural Working Group. 
11:41am
DPI. Wisconsin's public libraries receive $3 million federal grant. 
3:27am
UW-Whitewater. Equity and inclusion champion Roger Pulliam has passed away. 

3:26am
UW-Platteville. Lancaster Community Fund to sponsor scholarships for College for Kids and Middle University. 
3:26am
UW-Platteville. Philosophy program rated great value in nation. 
3:25am
UW-Platteville. Pioneer Players tackle an American tragedy in Eugene O'Neill's 'Long Day's Journey Into Night.'
2:49am
Center Square. Advocates want Wisconsin to change how it teaches reading. 

Local

3:44pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Statement on the appointment of Mary Triggiano as Chief Judge in Milwaukee County.
9:43am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. County moves forward on two significant land conservation projects. 

3:16am
WKBT. Resolution to make Monroe Co. a second amendment sanctuary discussed. 
3:12am
WJFW. 2A Sanctuary Resolution likely headed to Tuesday vote at Langlade Co. Board meeting. 
3:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Northern Wisconsin communities moving forward on housing study. 
3:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'We haven't plateaued': Milwaukee County's fatal drug overdoses reach record high. 

Congress

3:30pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Votes for war powers resolution that passes Senate with bipartisan support. 
3:13pm
U.S. Reps. Steil, Moore. Urge President Trump to provide federal aid to southeast Wisconsin.
1:13pm
Wisconsin Environment. Senate introduces Clean Economy Act. 
9:58am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces $15.9 million federal grant for Port Milwaukee. 

9:12am
Reuters. Nine U.S. lawmakers who were once on food stamps ask Trump not to shrink program. 
3:31am
WQOW. Sen. Johnson presses health officials on coronavirus response. 
3:21am
CNBC. U.S. deficit surges 25% in fiscal 2020 and is $1.1 trillion over the past year. 

Politics

3:47pm
Edge Messaging. What everyone can learn from Iowa Caucus debacle. 
9:59am
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Two regional teachers' associations endorse.
9:34am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Michael Jones. 
3:29am
Katzenmeyer for 15th Assembly. Bipartisan bill to end sexual assault kit backlog crisis remains unheard. 

2:54am
La Crosse Tribune. Dan Kapanke to again challenge Jennifer Shilling for Senate seat. 
2:47am
Tomah Journal. Gov. Tony Evers will stay neutral for now in Democratic presidential race. 

Wednesday February 12, 2020

Governor

10:44am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Larisa Benitez-Morgan as Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge.

Budget

8:02am
MacIver Institute. Evers does a 180 on surplus: Governor initially says we should be conservative and cautious - now wants to spend it all. 

Special Session

9:30am
Our Wisconsin Revolution. Lawmakers respond to rural bleeding with cosmetics. 
4:20am
Rep. Hintz. Democrats prioritize public schools. 
4:11am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Assembly Ag Committee passed bills that have potential to help Wisconsin agriculture. 

3:37am
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans push $30 million a year in farm tax breaks. 

Assembly Floor Session

12:00pm
Rep. Shankland. Honors Biadasz family with Hometown Hero award. 
11:51am
Rep. Zamarripa. Wisconsin State Assembly recognizes Lupe Martinez as Hometown Hero. 
10:49am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Denouces passage of fiscally irresponsible policies that threaten public safety. 
9:38am
Rep. Ramthun. Hometown hero a big hit. 
9:28am
WSTA. Applauds Assembly passage of rural broadband investment legislation. 
9:27am
Rep. Considine. Better options.
9:23am
Reps. Hutton, Fields. Announce Assembly passage of bipartisan mail theft bill.
9:22am
Rep. Rodriguez. Supports consumer protection and public safety reforms. 
5:16am
Rep. Myers. Issues a statement regarding the Assembly Republicans' passage of "Tougher on Crime bill package."
4:24am
Rep. Hesselbein. State Assembly ignores special session on education.
4:23am
Rep. Quinn. Bill to expand broadband passes Assembly.
4:22am
Statements on today's floor session. 
4:18am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Bill to create money laundering statute headed to governor's desk. 
4:16am
Rep. Hintz. Republican leadership plays politics, ignores victims. 
4:14am
Rep. Duchow. Votes to be tougher on crime.
4:13am
Rep. Taylor. Decries GOP "Tougher on Crime" package. 
4:12am
Reps. Sanfelippo, Fields. State Assembly passes bipartisan bill to protect consumers from caller ID scammers. 
4:08am
Rep. Sargent. Assembly GOP fails to do what is right for survivors & our state. 

3:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Assembly passes bill making bestiality a felony. 
3:55am
Fox 6. Assembly passes punishments for disrupting campus speeches. WUWM.
3:52am
U.S. News & World Report. Assembly passes rape kit bill, crime proposals. Cap Times. 
3:50am
Fox 11. More tension between parties discussing sexual assault legislation.
3:49am
WKOW. Political debate could delay helping victims of sexual assault. 
3:42am
WISC. Education funding bills put off as criminal justice reform, rape kit testing fills Assembly agenda. 
3:38am
WTMJ. State lawmakers to take up OWI bills in the Assembly. 

Legislative

4:18pm
Rep. Hintz. Trump administration policy threatens Wisconsin's Hmong community. 
3:33pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. See the big $$$$ against regulating PFAS.
3:14pm
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. (Updated) Pleased dark store study committee bills moving. 
2:49pm
Sen. Jacque. Announces USDA disaster designation. 
2:00pm
Badger Institute. New bills would make it easier for Wisconsinites to work. 
1:36pm
AARP. Hand-delivers 2,600-plus post cards with names of WI residents who support caregiver bills to top lawmakers. 
1:33pm
Sen. Wanggaard. (Updated) Statement on Joint Finance action on juvenile corrections. 
11:27am
Rep. Zamarripa. Legislators, activists roll-out Wisconsin ERA bill. 
11:19am
Sen. Cowles. JFC rejects locating a youth prison in Hortonia. 
10:51am
Sen. Smith. Column: Pay attention before your car is towed. 
4:10am
Wisconsin Land+Water Conservation Association. Letter to Sen. Darling, Rep, Nygren in support of SB-723.

12:30pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republicans back off plans to close Lincoln Hills in 2021, short Milwaukee County on juvenile detention funding. 
12:09pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Budget committee approves reduced funds for juvenile justice centers, likely delays Lincoln Hills closure. 
3:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Northern Wisconsin counties seek state support for mental health services. 
3:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Budget committee has no plans to take up Mendota Mental Health expansion Wednesday. 

State Agencies

4:48pm
AG Kaul. Joins comment letter asking EPA to improve its proposed revised standards for lead in drinking water. 
4:19pm
DNR. Excellent table fare and fun! Host a spring Learn to Hunt turkey event. 
3:38pm
Madison City Clerk. Letter to Wisconsin Elections Commission regarding absentee ballots. 
3:34pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Two $100,000 All or Nothing wins in Franksville. 
11:14am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Important reminders for voters about the February 18 Spring Primary. 

12:13pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Trooper contract would boost starting salaries. 
3:57am
WKOW. Wisconsin State Patrol reaches new contract deal.

Economy/Business

2:50pm
Madison Black Chamber of Commerce. Aims for third sellout at awards program. 

Statewide

12:33pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin cities still recovering from January cyberattacks. 

Courts

10:53am
IUOE Local 139 Campaign against Sunbelt heads to federal court, led by regulators. 
10:45am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Appoints Triggiano Chief Judge in Milwaukee. 

12:29pm
The Hill. States sue Trump administration at record pace. 

Education

2:25pm
DPI. More than $65,000 awarded to student-led programs aiming to tackle alcohol, drug, vaping challenges. 
12:01pm
UW-Milwaukee. Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute launches first research projects. 
11:33am
Wisconsin CARE. Calls on DPI, schools and parents to improve reading achievement and close gaps. 
11:16am
UW-Madison. Researchers wake monkeys by stimulating 'engine' of consciousness in brain. 
10:50am
UW-Stout. College president, an alumna, to be featured Feb. 18-19.
10:48am
Marquette University Student-Run Business Program. The Marquette Blockchain Lab announces the Milwaukee Blockchain Conference in partnership with Northwestern Mutual.
9:25am
Edgewood College. Named a 'Top Ten' Military Friendly School for 2020-21. 

3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Conservative law firm threatens UW-River Falls with lawsuit over free speech policies. 

Local

11:30am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Reckless driving claims Dean of MU College of Business Administration. 
4:07am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Welcomes Edgewood's move to dismiss religious discriminaton lawsuit against the city. 

10:59am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. City settling tax lawsuits with Menards, hotel.
3:43am
WSAW. Officials say more than 300 Hmong, Lao in Wisconsin might face deportation under reported negotiations. 
3:33am
WTMJ. Milwaukee voters in Spanish-speaking communities mistakenly sent flyer with incorrect election date. 

Congress

11:18am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Federal response plans to the coronavirus and pandemics examined at HSGAC roundtable. 
10:52am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce bipartisan bill to close orphan drug loophole.
9:20am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce legislation to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. 

4:04am
Military.com. Navy plans to cut shipbuilding budget face swift pushback on Capitol Hill.
3:51am
Fox 11. Reaction to potential cuts to Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program. 
3:46am
Washington Post. Trump escalates campaign of retribution as Republican senators shrug. 

Politics

3:40pm
Stuck for 8th Congress. Expresses solidarity with the Hmong community. 
3:12pm
RPW. ICYMI: Justice Kelly recevies endorsement from the Milwaukee Police Association while Judge Karofsky lets police attackers off easy. 
12:37pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Julia Arata-Fratta. 
10:46am
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Receives endorsement of Milwaukee Police Association. 
9:36am
State Senate Democratic Committee. Republican Party struggles to recruit new candidates. 
8:45am
WMC. New Poll: Wisconsin voters think property taxes are too high and favor captalism over socialism. 

3:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 81,000 absentee voters in Wisconsin to receive two ballots, raising concerns about election confusion. 

Tuesday February 11, 2020

Governor

2:16pm
Gov. Evers. Asks for federal disaster assistance in southeastern Wisconsin.

3:51am
WKOW. Gov. Evers approves Guard's plan to improve sex assault response program. 
3:50am
WEAU. Gov. Evers announces appointments to 2020 Census Complete Count Committee. 

Special Session

3:48pm
LFB. Estimated distribution of aid under major provisions of February 2020 Special Session bill on K-12 education. 
12:44pm
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Applauds Assembly committee passage of export, dairy processor grant boosts. 
8:19am
Baraboo School District. Resolution in support of Executive Order #69 special session on school funding. 

10:43am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP farm aid tax credits and health insurance deductions would cost about $36 million per year. 
4:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers release details of plan to support Wisconsin farmers. Center Square.
4:06am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Republicans push five new bills to boost farmers, overall price tag still unknown. 
4:05am
Fox 11. Local lawmakers react to package of GOP bills to help Wisconsin farmers. 

Assembly Floor Session

3:47pm
Rep. Kurtz. Joint Resolution commemorates Gulf War veterans. 

Legislative

3:57pm
Badger Institute. Tougher on taxpayers. 
3:14pm
Wisconsin Public Health Association, WALHDAB. Public health groups urge Legislature to increase vapor products purchase age to 21. 
1:52pm
Pro Life Wisconsin. Assembly Health Committee to hear Wisconsin personhood amendment.
1:51pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Testimony before the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections. 
12:46pm
Rep. Subeck. Put victims first by passing bipartisan bill (AB 214/SB 200) to eliminate future backlogs for sexual assault kits. 
12:42pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Thank you, Senator Miller, for standing with Wisconsin working families. 
10:36am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. "Buy American" legislation would create jobs, boost manufacturing, spur econonomic growth in Wisconsin.
8:18am
Baraboo School District. Resolution in support of Wisconsin voucher bills and other considerations regarding vouchers. 

9:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly to vote on divisive sexual assault kit bill. 
8:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly Republicans to pass bills that would require two new prisons, prevent delays in testing sexual assault evidence. 
4:00am
U.S. News & World Report. Finance committee, Kaul to discuss 3 possible settlements. 
3:59am
Racine Journal Times. Wisconsin NAACP: New 'Tougher on Crime' package is a step in the wrong direction. 
3:58am
Madison.com. Assembly to vote on sexual-assault kit proposal, 'Tougher on Crime' bills. 
3:55am
Madison.com. Budget committee could decide on juvenile justice funding, lawsuits. 
3:54am
WJFW. Loophole in current law allows drunk drivers to dodge installing ignition interlock devices. 
3:47am
WEAU. New law offers protection to Wisconsin National Guard members who double as college students. 
3:45am
WQOW. Bill would award state contracts to Wisconsin businesses. 
3:43am
EagleHerald. Both sides offer views at PFAS hearing. 

State Agencies

3:15pm
DOT. Requests public comment on Connect 2050 Public Involvement Plan. 
1:49pm
DNR. Weekly news. 
12:47pm
AG Kaul. Talks about internet safety on 'Protect our Kids Online' podcast for Safery Internet Day. 
12:34pm
DHS. Winnebago Mental Health Institute admissions unit now servine patients. 
11:06am
DFI, DPI. Announce $150,000 financial literacy innovation grant program for K-12 education. 

3:44am
WFRV. WisDOT earned millions by providing driver information to third parties. 

Economy/Business

9:24am
Door County Economic Development Corporation. Hires new Executive Director. 

9:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Coal shipping in Twin Ports drops to lowest level in decades while wind cargo surges. 

Statewide

2:15pm
PDPW. Chart dairy's course at the 2020 Business Conference. 
12:36pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Offers scholarships to 'Making More From Milk' course in Madison.
12:33pm
Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Wetland Science Conference kicks off February 18 in Elkhart Lake. 
10:39am
Arts Wisconsin. Creative Wisconsin Day Thursday, April 16.
9:21am
Wisconsin Builders Association. Installs 2020 Leadership Committee. 
9:20am
Wisconsin Builders Association. Presents Builder of the Year Award. 
8:49am
Wisconsin Polcy Forum. By the book.
8:22am
Midwest Food Products Association. Scholarships available. 

9:29am
WTMJ. Drops in residency could threaten essential services to many rural Wisconsin communities. 
3:48am
Fox 6. 'People are scared:' DHS, BBB warn of official-looking phishing emails amid coronavirus outbreak. 

Courts

9:02am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. City of Cedarburg v. Ries B. Hansen.

Education

3:12pm
Marquette University. Professor awarded research grant for foundational computer science education.
2:09pm
UW-Stout. Transfer student receives scholarship from national honor society. 
2:08pm
UW-Eau Claire. Immersion helps prepare future teachers for diverse classrooms. 
12:44pm
DPI. Stanford Taylor to tour Wisconsin schools, stress significance of Career and Technical Education. 
12:39pm
Marquette University. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist to deliver Neiman Lecture, Feb. 18.
12:37pm
UW-Eau Claire. The Fire Ball 2020, 'Pride is a Riot,' set for Feb. 28-29.
10:04am
UW-Madison. Researchers lead efforts to understand, thwart new coronavirus. 
9:45am
Alverno College. Mark Copeny, "Little Miss Flint," will keynote second annual State of Wisconsin Girls Summit. 
8:21am
UW-Stout. International Mother Language Day celebration Feb. 20.

Local

3:11pm
Washington County. Gehl site redevelopment shows-off Site Redevelopment Program. 
12:48pm
Kawaunee County. Seeks public input on outdoor recreation plan. 
12:40pm
Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson. Welcomes Valentine's Day weddings at the County Courthouse. 
9:23am
Washington County. 2020 household hazardous waste collection.

3:52am
Center Square. Milwaukee taxpayers among the Top 20 most burdened. 
3:49am
Fox 6. Mayor touts lower crime, stronger economy in State of the City: 'Milwaukee is moving forward.'

Congress

10:11am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Brown, Sanders. Demand answers from Amazon as work-related injuries continue to rise. 
7:18am
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. Letter to Sen. Johnson regarding Hmong-Lao Americans. 

2:12pm
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin Hmong community waits in fear amid reports Trump administration may deport non-U.S. citizens to Laos. 
9:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Hmong leaders say reported Trump deportation plans would put people at risk .
4:01am
WSAW. Sen. Baldwin seeks action from Frontier Communications, FCC about reports of inability to call 911. 
3:41am
Politico. Trump's GOP guardrails obliterated after impeachment. 

Politics

1:10pm
RPW. ICYMI: Judge Jill Karofsky goes easy on police attackers. 
12:31pm
Hoyer for 4th Assembly. Announces run.
12:30pm
Stuck for 8th Congress. Supports passage of PRO Act. 
10:35am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Endorses Tricia Zunker for 7th Congressional District. 
8:48am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Jasmine Banks. 

2:04pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Assembly race: Green Bay Democrat Erik Hoyer to challenge Howard Republican David Steffen. 
3:49am
The Hill. Democratic governors worried about drawn-out 2020 fight. 
3:46am
Washington County Insider. Don Pridemore announces candidacy for 13th State Senate District. 

Monday February 10, 2020

Governor

4:55pm
Rep. Crowley. Appointed to Governor's Complete Count Committee ahead of 2020 Census. 
4:53pm
Sen. Bewley. Governor appoints Senator Bewley to 2020 Census Complete County Committee. 
3:45pm
DMA. Guard details plans to improve sexual assault and harassment response program in brief to Gov. Evers. 
2:59pm
Gov. Evers. Approves Wisconsin National Guard's corrective action plan. 
2:12pm
Gov. Evers. Announces appointments to 2020 Census Complete Count Committee. 
3:36am
Gov. Evers. Orders flags to half-staff in honor of fallen Milwaukee Fire Department firefighter. 

Special Session

4:52pm
Rep. Snyder. Central WI legislators, Assembly Republicans introduce agriculture package. 
3:44pm
Rep. Oldenburg. Continued agriculture focus. 
9:06am
Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance. Statement on Governor Evers' special session on education. 

2:30pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republicans propose tax cuts for farmers. 

Legislative

4:54pm
Sen. Marklein, Reps. Tranel, Tauchen. Introduce livestock facility siting legislation. 
2:27pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Urges lawmakers to eliminate personal property tax, close the dark store loophole. 

9:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. PFAS bills face opposition from industry groups, short timeline before session adjournment. 
3:47am
Racine Journal Times. State Rep. Tip McGuire introduces 'Buy American' legislation package. 
3:31am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: State Republicans sponsor bill to stiffen penalties for reckless driving. 
3:26am
WBAY. Green Bay lawmaker works to make insulin more affordable in Wisconsin.

State Agencies

4:55pm
DATCP. Organic Advisory Council nominations sought through March 20.
11:47am
DOT. Steps to obtain an ID to vote in the Spring Primary explained. 
8:50am
Wisconsin Lottery. Lake Mills man is $350,000 SuperCash! top prize winner. 

3:23am
CBS 58. WEDC CEO: Foxconn contract renegotiations 'up in the air.'

Economy/Business

1:24pm
Winnow Fund. Attracts Wisconsin-based corporations. 
9:21am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Announces artists for the 4th Annual Veterans Light Up. 

3:41am
Chippewa Herald. More than $432 million in farm aid paid to struggling Wisconsin farmers. 
3:18am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin wage growth had a strong finish to 2019. 

Statewide

1:53pm
WMC. U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia to address WMC's Business Day in Madison.

9:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Population decline in Wisconsin's rural counties is getting worse. 
3:23am
WQOW. Two-thirds of Wisconsin's rural counties are losing residents. 

Education

2:44pm
Marquette University. Vice President for Public Affairs Rana Altenburg elected to Wisconsin Policy Forum Board. 
1:18pm
UW-Eau Claire. Remains among top U.S. producers of Fulbright students. 
11:48am
DPI. Department will hold hearing on alternatives to preparation for special education teachers. 
11:22am
UW-Madison. New battlegound poll to help bring swing states into focus for election 2020. 
11:01am
UW-Stout. Research-based marijuana posters ask students to think before using. 
9:20am
UW-Stout. Culinary competition Feb. 13 to test high school students. 

9:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Oconto Unified School District becomes latest in Wisconsin to close for illness. 
3:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System approves tuition increases, construction cost overruns. 
3:20am
Fox 11. UW-Green Bay sells chancellor's house to fund new student meeting space. 
3:15am
Madison.com. A new revenue source for UW campuses: Putting company names on  buildings. 

Congress

1:35pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Statement on Equifax breach. 
10:28am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports congressional effort to overturn DeVos borrower defense rule. 
10:27am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. February town hall meetings. 

2:51pm
CNBC. Trump looks to kill student loan forgiveness program. 
2:48pm
Reuters. Exclusive: More than 100 U.S. troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran attack - officials. 
3:17am
Politico. Johnson details effort to shield Sondland from Trump's retaliation. 
3:16am
The Hill. Trump to request 6 percent domestic cuts in $4.8 trillion budget. 

Politics

3:35pm
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Campaign continues massive fundraising momentum. 
1:28pm
RPW. Announces Women for 2020 Coalition. 
10:30am
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Campaign files robust fundraising report for first month of 2020. 
9:07am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Sharon Corrigan. 
3:34am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement by Terese Berceau. 
3:33am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement by Carmen Proco. 

11:11am
Isthmus. When money is no object. 
3:27am
WISC. Actor Michael Douglas opens Madison office for Michael Bloomberg. Fox 6
3:24am
New York Times. Post impeachment, a key Republican suburban area rallies around Trump. 
3:18am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin GOP primary pits war vet against political vet. 

Friday February 7, 2020

Governor

2:51pm
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Milwaukee County Circuit Court. 
8:21am
Gov. Evers. Statement on 2019 novel coronavirus. 

4:06am
WUWM. Evers signs Wisconsin's first dyslexia law. 

Special Session

4:17pm
LFB. February 2020 Special Session: K-12 education.
3:15pm
Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance. Applauds Governor Evers' ability to balance investing in kids with reducing property taxes. 
8:30am
Survival Coalition. Supports Governor's proposal to increase state investment in public schools.

3:59am
Cap Times. Gov. Tony Evers calls on lawmakers to take up $250 million plan to bolster K-12 education.
3:58am
Center Square. Wisconsin governor feuds with Republican lawmakers over state surplus. 
3:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers proposes mix of school spending and tax relief, but GOP wants all the funds for tax cut. 

Legislative

3:00pm
Rep. Steineke. Kewaskum educator to be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
2:59pm
Rep. Steineke. Milwaukee activist to be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
2:58pm
Rep. Steineke. Cochrane veteran to be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
2:57pm
Rep. Steineke. Farm safety family to be named Assembly 'Hometown Heroes.'
2:46pm
Wisconsin Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Association. Recognize Sen. Van Wanggaard and Rep. Mark Born with legislative awards. 
1:25pm
Rep. Vining. Stands with victims & survivors of sexual assault. 
1:21pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Special interests back bills to double housing development breaks. 
10:29am
Sen. Marklein. Column: The state of ag in Wisconsin.
9:05am
Speaker Vos. Assembly to honor the Burlington Rescue Squad. 

4:13am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP senator wants legislative pages to stop playing 'Secret Hitler' at work. 
4:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Having it both ways: Scott Fitzgerald simultaneously backs federal criminal justice overhaul, get-tough bills in Wisconsin.
4:02am
CBS 58. Lawmakers disagree over addressing carjacking, reckless driving issues. 
4:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. PFAS bills draw mixed reviews in Assembly committee hearing. 
3:53am
WKOW. Lawmakers at odds over divorce-remarriage bill.
3:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tax breaks for developments targeting poor areas would double in Wisconsin under new proposal. 

State Agencies

1:19pm
OCI. And DNR urge Wisconsinites to consider flood insurance after record rain and snow in 2019. 
9:51am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

4:08am
WISC. DNR asks fire departments statewide to report use of firefighting foam containing PFAS.
4:07am
WISN. U.S. Sen. Johnson: Coronavirus is 'significant threat.'
4:03am
WISC. Department of Health confirms 4 more being monitored for coronavirus in Wisconsin.

Economy/Business

1:51pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Does Brexit mean more opportunity for Wisconsin producers?
1:46pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Enbridge begins permitting for proposed oil pipeline reroute in northern Wisconsin.

Environment/Outdoors

3:49am
AP. High water wreaks havoc on Great Lakes, swamping communities. 

Statewide

1:45pm
WTMJ. Wisconsin has worst racial inequality, report says. 
4:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Report: Growing number of state's rural counties are losing residents. 

Courts

1:45pm
U.S. News & World Report. Judge allows crime victims amendment to stay on ballot. 
1:43pm
CNBC. Google antitrust probe expands as bipartisan state AGs beef up staff and resources. 

Education

4:20pm
UW-Whitewater. New online master's degree in instructional design approved.
4:16pm
UW-Whitewater. To offer online Master of Science in Cybersecurity. 
2:43pm
Carthage College. To host conference on trauma-informed care. 
1:27pm
UW-Madison. Mellon Foundation approves $2.8 million grant to UW-based humanities consortium. 
1:26pm
UW-Eau Claire. 'Thursdays at the U' welcomes science fiction and fantasy author Kelly McCullough. 
10:48am
Marquette University.  Theatre presents 'The Theory of Relativity (A Musical)'
10:46am
UW-Platteville. Strand Associates' impactful gift to support College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science students. 
10:45am
UW-Platteville. Platteville Community Fund awards scholarships for College for Kids and Middle University. 
10:34am
UW-Madison. To hold 12th annual reception honoring Outstanding Women of Color. 

4:09am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. 'We can't cut anymore': Nekoosa School District to present 'make-or-break' referenda.
4:05am
WAOW. Wisconsin students outperform national average on AP exams. 
3:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW Regents committee approves increased tuition for graduate students. 
3:49am
U.S. News & World Report. Regents panel OKs $32.6 million more for building projects. 

Local

1:28pm
Milwaukee Area Labor Council. Join the call to free Chrystul Kizer. 

9:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. F-35s: Easements could lock homeowners out of noise reduction programs. 
3:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee County doubling resources on voter registration, education. 
3:47am
Racine Journal Times. Racine and Caledonia using technology to expedite election processes, reduce human error. 

Congress

1:23pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Big day for workers as House passes PRO Act.
10:35am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on Roth family in Wuhan. 
10:32am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for Senate action on House-passed bipartisan legislation to renew and expand funding for the Great Lakes. 
8:22am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on the passage of the PRO Act. 

8:26am
Defense News. U.S. Navy proposes decommissioning first 4 LCS more than a decade early. 
3:48am
WTMJ. 'Glad it's over': Senator Ron Johnson on end of President Trump impeachment trial. 

Politics

10:33am
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Announces endorsement of Wisconsin Realtors Association. 
9:04am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Salvador Luis Carranza. 
8:32am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Launches radio ad featuring Sean Duffy.
8:25am
Lee for 14th Assembly. Announces run for 14th District Assembly seat. 

10:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP debate highlights gun rights, dairy crisis, mental health ahead of 7th District special eleciton primary. 
3:57am
WSAW. Outside spending, campaign fundraising narrowly separates GOP 7th Congressional candidates. 
3:55am
WSAW. Republican candidates for 7th Congressional District debate ahead of special election. WJFW.

Thursday February 6, 2020

Governor

3:06pm
Sen. Cowles. Bill to prevent PFAS pollution signed into law. 
11:26am
WAFCA. Governor signs bill expanding mental health consultation for students. 
3:36am
Sen. Marklein. Governor signs four bills into law. 

2:43am
Fox 6. Gov. Tony Evers signs bill creating firefighting foam restrictions. 

Budget

2:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican leaders optimistic about tax cut following higher state revenue projections. 

Special Session

4:17pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on Gov. Evers' special session on education. 
4:13pm
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Statement on Governor Evers special session on education.
4:12pm
Rep. Emerson. Supports Governor Evers' special session to invest in public schools. 
4:01pm
Rep. Taylor. Applauds Gov. Evers' call for special session on education. 
3:11pm
Wisconsin BPDD. Encouraged by governor's call to increase investment in K12 education. 
1:31pm
State Senate Democratic Committee. It's time Sen. Olsen shares a slice of the pie with local schools. 
12:16pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Statement on state budget surplus. 
11:24am
Rep. Considine. We must address student mental health. 
11:00am
Gov. Evers. Calls special session on education, reducing property taxes. 
10:45am
Sen. Shilling, Rep. Hintz. Democratic leaders back education Special Session. 
10:40am
DPI. Stanford Taylor statement on education funding. 

11:34am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers calls for $250 million spending on K-12 schools. 
10:50am
WKOW. Evers calls special session on education. 

Legislative

4:08pm
Wisconsin Pharmacy Patient Protection Coalition. Assembly Committee on Health hears legislation to lower prescription drug costs by protecting patients from harmful PMB practices. 
3:04pm
Sen. Nass. UW System bungles two building projects - cost overruns of $33.3 million. 
1:35pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: Voucher programs are a costly detriment to Wisconsin.

10:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. State legislators' daily allowance totaled more than $1.25 million in 2019. 
10:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin could be first state to expand opportunity zone tax incentives. 
3:03am
Racine Journal Times. Legislation would create loan fund to help homeowners combat erosion. 
3:01am
Marshfield News Herald. Female colleagues split over whether lawmaker accused of sexual harassment should seek re-election.
2:58am
Chippewa Herald. Josh Kaul, victim advocates blame GOP lawmakers for stalling sexual assault kit bill. 
2:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bill on testing sexual assault kits divides Wisconsin lawmakers. 
2:50am
U.S. News & World Report. Kaul, advocates attack GOP for considering rape kit bill. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
2:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Plan to extend DNC bar hours hinges on GOP support. Cap Times. 
2:46am
Fox 11. Bipartisan PFAS bill introduced will need approval of state Legislature. 
2:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Republicans ready to pass crime bills but won't fund new prison. 

State Agencies

4:56pm
DSPS Sec-designee Crim. Launches second phase of building plan process improvements, calls on councils to address review submission thresholds. 
2:32pm
DNR. Asking Wisconsin fire deparments to report use of PFAS-containing firefighting foam. 
10:31am
Dept. of Tourism. Collects over 30,000 items for annual "Big Bundle Up."
9:41am
DOT. Frozen road law expands Saturday across most of Wisconsin. 
8:46am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Delivers Democratic Weekly Radio Address on Black History Month in Wisconsin.
8:43am
DATCP. Releases top ten consumer complaints for 2019. 

Economy/Business

4:16pm
Center for Technology Commercialization. Ideadvance Seed Fund opens 11th round of funding to small businesses with UW System ties. 

2:45am
CNBC. China to halve retaliatory tariffs on hundreds of U.S. goods worth about $75 billion.
2:42am
NBC News. Residents in Wisconsin still waiting for President Trump's 'blue-collar boom.'
2:41am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin exports end 2019 down more than $1 billion.
2:37am
WTMJ. 'It's discouraging for dairy farmers:' Coronavirus' economic impact on Wisconsin.

Environment/Outdoors

1:36pm
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Record high water levels to continue in 2020. 

Statewide

10:33am
Forward Analytics. The Rural Challenge: Depopulation and Its Economic Consequences. 

10:57am
NBC News. Doctors at Wisconsin hospital call for changes amid backlash over child abuse cases. 
2:40am
WISC. State officials warn Wisconsin homeowners to prepare for severe spring flooding. 
2:38am
CBS News. Coronavirus spreads to Wisconsin as hundreds more Americans return to U.S. from outbreak's epicenter. 

Education

4:11pm
DPI. Wisconsin schools nominated to receive national award. 
4:09pm
UW-Madison. New John and Tashia Morgridge gift: $70 million committed to one-for-one match. 
3:57pm
Marquette University. Alumni couple commits $2.5 million to establish pathway program in partnership with Marquette University High School. 
3:13pm
UW-Eau Claire. 'One Read Eau Claire' monthly book discussion series kicks off Feb. 8.
12:12pm
UW System. Reports to Regents on public records improvements. 
10:41am
UW-Eau Claire. Dr. David Shih receives 2020 MLK Social Justice Leadership Award. 
10:32am
UW-Milwaukee. New video podcast launching from Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. 
9:35am
UW-Stout. Mindfulness can improve health and workplace, speaker says. 
8:44am
DPI. More Wisconsin students taking, outperforming national average on AP exams. 

Local

3:58pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. Chief Judge White recognized for service to Milwaukee County.
3:05pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Proposals to raise awareness about several major health issues adopted. 
1:38pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Nicholson. Proposal to coordinate city, county, MPS services adopted. 
1:32pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. Proposal for $100,000 for county parks adopted. 
12:11pm
Milwaukee County Board Chair Lipscomb. Proposal to double resources for voter registration and education adopted. 
10:43am
Waukesha County Parks and Land Use. Looking for volunters to help improve wetland habitats. 

10:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Proposed reroute of oil pipeline in northern Wisconsin sows division. 
2:56am
Baraboo News Republic. Sauk County district attorney denies county board chairman's open meetings complaint. 
2:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hit by a ransomware attack, the City of Racine is operating in the technologic dark ages and may be there all week. 

Congress

12:09pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus. 
4:04am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Statement on Senate acquittal of President Trump.
4:04am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on acquittal votes. 
3:42am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Supports bill to strengthen Great Lakes, urges President Trump to fund Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
3:41am
Midwest Food Products Association. Food manufacturers gratified by FCC chairman's move to expand connectivity for rural Americans.

11:31am
AP. Governors warn Trump rule could lead to big Medicaid cuts. 
2:47am
The Hill. GOP senators request details on Hunter Biden's travel for probe. 
2:44am
AP. Not guilty: Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges. 
2:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Democrat Baldwin says Senate acquital is putting Trump 'above the law.'

Politics

4:18pm
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Raises more than $719K for congressional campaign. 
4:14pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from MMSD school board members. 
3:59pm
Priorities Wisconsin. Small business owners blast President Trump for his policies that are bad for small business. 
1:33pm
Tiffany for 7th Congress. U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses. 
10:44am
RPW. ICYMI: Supreme Court candidate Judge Jill Karofsky wants to "limit people's possession of firearms."

Wednesday February 5, 2020

Governor

4:35pm
Gov. Evers. Takes action on two additional bills. 
4:32pm
Rep. Nygren. Bill regulating PFAS firefighting foam signed into law. 
4:13pm
Rep. Kitchens. Two bills signed into state law. 
2:26pm
Wisconsin Child Support Enforcement Association. Bi-partisan child support legislation signed into law. 
1:29pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Two bills signed into law. 
1:11pm
Rep. Dittrich. Increased adoption assistance for families signed into law. 
11:24am
Gov. Evers. Signs sixteen bipartisan bills. 
11:20am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Statements: Signing of advance directive legislation (AB-287) and harm to a health care worker (SB-163).
11:12am
Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association. Applauds signing of Physical Therapy Compact. 
10:45am
Rep. Subeck. (Updated) Two bills to support children and families signed into law. 
10:43am
Wisconsin Nurses Association. Thanks Governor Evers for signing SB-163/AB-175 workplace violence against nurses legislation. 
9:55am
Sen. Cowles. New law will further revitalize our state parks. 

2:44pm
Daily Reporter. Evers signs bills setting aside $5.2M for water projects in parks.
3:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers stands by warning journalist of prosecution over reporting. 
3:32am
Center Square. New Wisconsin law gives student teachers more flexibility. 
3:29am
WKOW. Evers signs two education-related bills into law, including suicide prevention. 
3:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tony Evers compares Iowa caucus system to 'voter suppression.'

Budget

11:15am
WMC. No need for tax hikes during a budget surplus. 

2:39pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republican leaders eyeing property, income tax cut. 

Special Session

3:55am
Rep. Gundrum. Stands with Wisconsin farmers. 

3:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Vos, Assembly Republicans to introduce new agriculture tax credits, export incentives. 
3:40am
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans promise 'bigger and bolder' rural Wisconsin plan. Cap Times.

Legislative

4:29pm
Rep. Goyke. Sanfelippo vs The World. 
4:03pm
Sen. Feyen. Receives Dennis R. Krueger "All In" Award. 
4:02pm
Sen. Cowles. Water quality efforts move ahead in Senate committee. 
4:00pm
Rep. Nygren. Testifies on bipartisan bill to reduce healthcare costs. 
3:01pm
Rep. Hintz. Latest Fiscal Bureau memo shows Republican 'millionaire tax credit' continues to be costly and ineffective.  LFB Memo.
2:30pm
Rep. Ballweg. Suicide prevention bill signed into law. 
2:28pm
Rep. Subeck. (Updated) Bills to address food allergies pass Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection. 
1:29pm
Rep. McGuire. Introduces legislation to combat shoreline erosion. 
1:09pm
Sen. Jacque. Introduces comprehensive legislation in support of sexual assault survivors. 
1:07pm
Sen. Erpenbach, Rep. Hesselbein. Democrats propose bill to close the ghost gun loophole. 
1:04pm
Reps. Crowley, Anderson. Introduce housing equity package. 
12:21pm
DOJ. Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team members call on Assembly to take up AB-214 to prevent a future backlog of sexual assault kits. 
11:16am
Sen. Smith. Column: Connect Wisconsin with better broadband. 
11:14am
Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association. Commends Sen. Marklein's leadership of PT Compact bill.
9:53am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Democrats advocate for criminals while Republicans push for safer neighborhoods. 
9:51am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Badger Institute. Reform occupational licensing for a better Wisconsin economy. 
3:56am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Ag Day at the Capitol brings farmers to Madison.

3:42am
NBC 26. Bill to re-name bridge after Bart Starr moving forward. 
3:30am
Fox 11. State law offers stronger enrollment protections to Guard college students. 
3:28am
WKOW. Rep. Sargent pushes for increased minimum wage. Spectrum News. 
3:23am
WKOW. White Wisconsin lawmaker drops Black History Month proposal. 

State Agencies

4:30pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Person with coronavirus confirmed in Dane County. 
3:02pm
DOJ. Man found guilty of sexual assault of a child after backlogged kit tested. 
2:24pm
DHS. 2019 novel coronavirus is confirmed in Wisconsin.

2:25pm
WISC. DHS Confirms first case of coronavirus in Wisconsin, patient tested at UW Hospital.
3:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin officials: More youth are considering suicide. 

Economy/Business

8:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Coronavirus outbreak takes a toll on recovering milk prices. 
3:16am
CNBC. Macy's to close 125 stores, cut 2,000 corporate jobs, in hunt for growth. 

Statewide

4:34pm
AARP Wisconsin. Community Challenge Grant Program now accepting 2020 applications. 
1:39pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Wausau banker named Community Banker of the Year. 

Education

2:21pm
Carthage College. Presents: Fighting for Home. 
1:13pm
UW-Eau Claire. 'Ask a Scientist' kicks off spring series with infectious disease expert. 
1:12pm
UW-River Falls. Vento Scholarship awarded to graduate student. 
1:05pm
UW-Madison. Mead Witter School of Music offers orchestral residency with The Knights. 
12:19pm
UW-Madison. Crystal-stacking process can produce new materials for high-tech devices. 
11:18am
UW-Stout. Team wins state Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. 
11:17am
UW-Stevens Point. To host North Regional Wisconsin Science Olympiad. 
9:55am
UW-Stout. Band director is part of duo releasing CD on Feb. 13

8:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Phonics gains traction as state education authority takes stand on reading instruction. 
3:26am
WSAW. New central Wis. data finds about 45% of area youth feeling anxious or depressed. 

Local

2:33pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Construction of much anticipated North Mendota Trail expansion is set to begin. 
1:19pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Henry Vilas Zoo welcomes two African penguin chicks. 
1:15pm
Madison Metro Sewerage District. Celebrates 90 years. 
10:49am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Milwaukee County launches pilot program to expand accessibility for MCTS riders. 

1:41pm
Baraboo News Republic. Sauk County Clerk locks office citing security concerns related to county board 'fiasco.'
3:43am
WJFW. Vilas Co. upgrades IT infrastructure as ransomware attacks hit Wisconsin cities. 
3:19am
WUWM. Milwaukee sees steep decline in homes owned by city residents since great recession. 

Congress

2:23pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces her judgment in Senate impeachment trial. 
1:06pm
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Baldwin. Introduce legislation to rename post office after Einar Ingman. 
3:58am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Statement on State of the Union address. 
3:57am
Speaker Vos. Statement: State of the Union address. 

3:52am
AP. Trump uses State of Union to campaign; Pelosi rips up speech. 
3:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Johnson: Finding that Trump broke law not relevant in impeachment trial. 
3:42am
NBC 15. WI politicians want Trump to take on rising prescription drug costs in 2020. 

Politics

2:22pm
RPW. Announces grand opening of Miwaukee field office. 
9:52am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsements from fellow state legislators. 
3:54am
Church for 7th Congress. Reacts to President Trump's State of the Union.

3:24am
WKOW. Caucus fallout adds significance to Wisconsin Primary. 
3:20am
WKBT. Wisconsin election officials preparing for state's primary, spring elections. 
3:18am
AP. 2 leaders of Democratic convention host committee fired. 

Tuesday February 4, 2020

Governor

2:22pm
Rep. Myers. Statement regarding Governor Evers' signing of Act 84.
10:37am
Gov. Evers. Signs bipartisan legislation at Milton High School.

3:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers, Barnes say Black History Month should be used to fight voter suppression. 

Special Session

3:48am
Kewaunee County Comet. Kitchens skeptical about special session. 

Legislative

4:28pm
Sen. Hansen. Bart Starr Memorial Bridge gets public hearing. 
2:48pm
Dairy Business Association. Applauds GOP announcement of agriculture plan for Wisconsin.
2:47pm
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Applauds Assembly Republican plans to boost dairy industry. 
2:46pm
NFIB. Minimum wage proposal. 
2:19pm
Sen. Larson. Announces the "Focus on Teaching Act."
2:12pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: Agricultural priorities. 
12:50pm
Rep. Allen. Statement on Black History Month. 
12:48pm
Rep. Hebl. Governor Evers' "People's Maps Commission" is a great step to help restore faith in democracy. 
12:10pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on living wage for Wisconsin workers. 
12:09pm
Rep. Sargent. Raising up Wisconsin.
8:46am
American Heart Association. Memo from numerous groups to Legislature regarding legislative action needed to allow enforcement of federal tobacco 21 law. 
4:09am
Sen. Erpenbach; Reps. Taylor, Stubbs. Introduce legislation to limit costly manufacturing credit and increase special education funding. 

3:53am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin lawmakers at odds over Black History Month. Wisconsin Public Radio. 
3:52am
Madison.com. Black lawmakers moving forward with their own Black History Month resolution. 
3:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Madison lawmaker says it's 'when not if' regarding marijuana legalization. 
3:40am
WJFW. Northwoods representative leading charge on new alcohol bills. 
3:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gordon Hintz: Foxconn must be transparent and held accountable if it wants to salvage project in Wisconsin. 
3:35am
CBS 58. Milwaukee alderman calling on state lawmakers for stricter gun laws after fatal shooting of pregnant woman. 

State Agencies

2:23pm
DNR. Wisconsin PFAS Action Council developing PFAS Action Plan for state. 
10:52am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Files ethics complaint against Democratic groups. 
9:47am
DNR. Weekly news. 

12:52pm
Madison.com. Organizatio files corporate contribution ethics complaints against national and state Democratic groups. 
10:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Department of Children & Families threatened to prosecute journalist who reported on abuse case. 
9:56am
Cap Times. WEDC head backs current agency structure, calls for finding 'innovative ways' to help farmers. 
4:00am
Wisconsin State Journal. Economic development head Melissa Hughes looks to take agency in new direction. 

Economy/Business

11:12am
Wisconsin Technology Council. SHINE-ing on! Medical isotope firm progress topic of Feb 25 luncheon. 

2:28pm
The Hill. USDA issues last batch of aid to farmers impacted by trade war. 
2:27pm
Politico. Larry Kudlow: Coronavirus will slow U.S. farm exports to China. 
12:56pm
Cambridge News. Cambridge dairy farmers forsee little help from trade agreement. 
3:41am
WQOW. Report: Farm subsidies help state outpace the national average in income growth. 

Environment/Outdoors

11:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 3 more counties find CWD in wild deer during 2019 hunts. 

Statewide

11:01am
Wisconsin Dental Association. Be on the lookout: Five common, not-so-tooth-friendly kids' snacks. 
9:49am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Yee Leng Xiong appointed to board. 

3:46am
WSAW. American Lung Association gives Wis. failing grades in tobacco prevention and cessation. 

Courts

10:50am
District IV Court of Appeals. Timothy Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - order. 
9:52am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Richard A. Mueller v. TL90108, LLC.
9:52am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Marathon County v. D.K.
8:37am
District I Cout of Appeals. State v. Thomas Michael Barrett. 
8:37am
District I Court of Appeals. State v. Angel Mercado. 
4:06am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synopses February 2020. 

Education

2:23pm
UW-Stout. Construction team third in nation; homebuilders group adds support. 
2:05pm
Lakeland University. Launches student-run business enterprise. 
12:04pm
Carthage College. Bucks president to speak.
12:00pm
Marquette University. Policy advocate and professor to deliver Kellstadt Lecture in marketing, FEb. 6.
10:51am
UW-Stout. Students design functional, trendy backpacks and pet carriers. 
9:55am
Edgewood College. Hosts Black History Education Conference. 
4:10am
UW-Stevens Point. To host natural resources speaker series, film screening. 

3:58am
Fox 6. University of Wisconsin System to consider raising nonresident, graduate tuition. 
3:44am
Fox 11. Latest data on ACT test scores in WI shows continued inequalities among students. 
3:43am
Superior Telegram. Superior schools advocate for social worker licensing changes. 

Congress

3:47am
WEAU. Sen. Baldwin to take Cadott farmer as guest to State of the Union Address. 
3:38am
CBS 58. New bill would double federal grants available to state-run cemeteries. 

Politics

9:46am
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Launches first radio ad. 
8:39am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Shiva Bidar. 

10:55am
Green Bay Press Gazette. U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher received campaign funds from company behind PFAS contamination in Marinette.
3:54am
Fox 11. Wisconsin's presidential primary set for April 7.
3:46am
WEAU. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates speak at forum. 
3:42am
WJFW. Sen. Tiffany hopes to lessen federal involvement in education if elected to Congress. 
3:39am
WJFW. Congressional candidate Tiffany says recent rollbacks of federal wetlands won't affect Wisconsin.

Monday February 3, 2020

Governor

2:53pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Gov. Evers stresses fair maps at Black History Month celebration. 

Special Session

3:46am
Madison.com. Amidst dairy crisis, call for more UW Extension agricultural agents sees some early support. 

Legislative

4:28pm
Sens. Cowles, Petrowski; Reps. Kitchens, Mursau, Novak, Krug. Focusing in on PFAS pollution in Wisconsin. Overview.
3:26pm
Speaker Vos. Announces State of the Tribes address.
12:51pm
Sen. Shilling. Co-authors Buy American Act. 
12:50pm
Sen. Schachtner. Introduces Buy American legislation.
12:49pm
Rep. McGuire. Introduces Buy American legislation package. 
11:30am
LRB. Ballot Initiative and Referendum in Wisconsin.
4:20am
Sens. Shilling, Erpenbach; Rep. Hesselbein. Democrats find another avenue to provide student debt relief. 
4:13am
Rep. Myers. Legislative Black Caucus to host Black History Month press conference & kick-off event. 

3:55am
Wisconsin State Journal. New GOP sexual assault kit proposal could put effort in peril. 
3:54am
U.S. News & World Report. GOP introduces new sex assault kit bill; AG calls it charade. 
3:52am
Racine Journal Times. Are 'Tougher on Crime' bills too tough?
3:49am
WAOW. Proposal pushes for wedding barn regulations. 
3:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A political fight over wedding barns might prevent Milwaukee bars from staying open later during DNC. Racine Journal Times. 
3:44am
Madison.com. The social cost of carbon: Bill would require consideration of economic impacts for new power plants. 
3:42am
Racine Journal Times. Waterford, Racine voice opposition to laws limiting tax incentives. 
3:36am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Vos: Redrawing electoral maps in 2021 will probably lead to court battle. 

State Agencies

3:54pm
OCI. Administrative Actions January 2020.
3:28pm
Wisconsin Lottery. $232,000 Oak Creek winner sees double with Badger 5.
2:54pm
DOT. Announces 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards. 
2:52pm
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter - February 2020.
11:12am
DOT. Start process now to get ID to vote. 
10:25am
DNR. Lower Menominee River Area of Concern on path to delisting. 

12:25pm
Fox 11. Officals want to delist Menominee River from Great Lakes' most polluted spots. 
11:13am
Fox 6. Officials: Anyone who does not have ID needed to vote in Spring Primary should start process now. 
3:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Who received the voter purge letter? State lawmakers, a cabinet secretary and a former UW chancellor. 

Economy/Business

10:27am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Announces Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren elevating commitment as Gold-level Sponsor. 

11:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal farm aid boosts personal income growth in Wisconsin, other farm states. 
3:38am
WXPR. Unemployment rate up in Northwoods. 
3:35am
U.S. News & World Report. In fight to survive, U.S. dairy farmers look for any tech edge. 

Statewide

11:29am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Grassroots membership sets 2020 policy priorities. 
10:32am
RPW. Statement on the celebration of Black History Month. 
10:31am
Foley & Lardner. Announces election of 18 new partners. 
4:23am
Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Governor Evers proclaims February 2 Wisconsin Wetlands Day.
4:09am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Recognizes members, Farm Aid for commitment to family farms. 
4:07am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Von Ruden re-elected president.

3:52am
La Crosse Tribune. Additional passenger train from St. Paul to Chicago closer to becoming a reality. 

Courts

3:39am
Cap Times. Conservative law firm plans to sue Madison schools over gender identity guidance. 

Education

2:51pm
UW System. Board of Regents announces 2020 Diversity Awards. 
2:50pm
UW-Eau Claire. Environmental and social justice focus of immersion in Guatemala. 
12:31pm
UW-Stout. Alum is brand manager for hit series 'Small Business Revolution' streamed on Hulu, Prime Video. 
11:30am
School Choice Wisconsin. Open enrollment for Parental Choice Programs opens today. 
11:25am
Marquette University. To host Mission Week forum in honor of 50th anniversary of EOP.
10:28am
UW-Stout. Historic right-to-vote law to be examined on 150th anniversary. 
10:23am
UW-River Falls. University Theatre to present 'Amor and More: A Valentine's Cabaret.'
4:24am
UW-Eau Claire. 'Midwest Queeritivities' to encourage constructive dialogue.
4:22am
UW-Platteville. Boebel Hall renovations set to begin.
4:15am
Cardinal Stritch University. Project Pitch It television program returns Saturday, Feb. 8.
4:11am
UW-Madison. On Super Bowl eve, Scout's story is a viral hit. 

11:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System joining growing movement to reform entry-level math classes.
4:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Analysis of ACT results finds fewer than half of Wisconsin high school juniors college-ready. 

Local

3:53pm
City of Madison. City asks for public feedback on new stormwater guidelines. 

3:41am
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. Phosphorus limits vary widely: Communities reduce pollutants in different ways. 
3:34am
Racine Journal Times. Ransomware infects City of Racine computer systems. 

Congress

2:56pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces guest for State of the Union Address. 
2:54pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Co-introduces the Veterans Cemetery Grants Improvement Act.
12:34pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Wisconsin farm groups support changes to federal hemp rule. 

12:24pm
Politico. 'They literally take food off their table.'
3:38am
CBS 58. 'What is a trial without witnesses?': Area residents react to Senate impeachment decision. 
3:37am
Fox 11. Connect to Congress: Gallagher on USMCA, coronavirus, impeachment. 

Politics

10:35am
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Releases ad in race for Wisconsin Supreme Court.
10:22am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Tia Nelson.
4:10am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Judy Karofsky.

3:42am
The Hill. Slowing economy complicates campaign messaging for Trump. 

 

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