Friday February 26, 2021 - Updated 3:38pm

Governor

12:25pm
Gov. Evers. Reappoints PSC Chairperson Valcq and Commissioner Huebner. 
11:30am
Gov. Evers. And WEDC, PSC Announce $100,000 Grant to Assist Drone-based Broadband to Serve Students in Eagle River
11:21am
Helping Hands for Housing. Statement on Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program COVID-19 funding. 
9:05am
Gov. Evers. Grants 13 pardons, brings total pardons granted to 157.
4:26am
WISCAP. Gov. Tony Evers announces $322 million Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program. 
4:24am
Customers First Coalition. Applauds Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program announcement. 
4:22am
Gov. Evers. Delivers radio address on Public Schools Week. 

2:24pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers issues another 13 pardons.
4:11am
NBC 26. Gov. Evers announces new emergency rental assistance program

Budget

12:37pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. After a record year in state park attendance, Gov. Evers proposes large hike in stewardship spending in biennial budget
4:12am
WXPR. Evers’ $25 Million Plan to Address PFAS Applauded by Conservation Group

Legislative

2:21pm
The Bay at Sheridan Legislators to present legislative commendation to The Bay at Sheridan Staff.
11:28am
Raise the Age - Wisconsin. Advocates launch coalition to pass bipartisan juvenile justice reform. 
11:09am
Rep. Vruwink. Let's stop the blame game and work together. 
11:07am
Sen. Marklein. Colum: Looking into our elections. 
9:06am
LRB. Serving the State: Wisconsin Legislators, 1848-2021
4:25am
Reps. Snodgrass, Spreitzer, Neubauer; Sen. Carpenter. Issue joint statement regarding the U.S. House passage of Equality Act. 

4:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP bill would redirect some of state sales tax revenue toward state transportation fund
4:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP Bill Would Make It Illegal For Sports Venues To Skip National Anthem

State Agencies

11:26am
DNR. Lake Michigan Whitefish Virtual Meeting March 11
11:06am
DATCP. Public invited to attend Virtual Consumer Protection Summit. 
9:07am
DATCP. Participates in National Winter Policy Conference. 

4:13am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Hunters Exceed Wolf Target by Nearly 100 Animals

Economy/Business

4:11am
WEAU. Federal relief could provide much needed funding for restaurants

Coronavirus

2:57pm
Waukesha County Health and Human Services. Will focus on vaccination of 65+ population as eligibility expands, will partner with state to administer vaccines to educators. 
2:56pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Letter to DHS Sec. Timberlake regarding COVID vaccine distribution.
12:24pm
DHS. Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Map. 
11:22am
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. Calls on state officials to prioritize District 7 in vaccination effort. 

12:36pm
WKOW. Wisconsin DHS launches COVID-19 vaccine provider map
4:13am
Fox 6. Wisconsin DHS: Teachers, people 65+ among priority vaccine group
4:10am
WKOW. ‘It’s really tough’: Disability advocates frustrated over vaccine access
4:10am
NBC 15. Dane Co. can’t start offering teachers, childcare workers COVID-19 vaccine next week
4:09am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Central Wisconsin teachers ‘frustrated’ with delays in getting COVID-19 vaccine
4:09am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Experts look to COVID-19 approval for children later this year
4:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: New COVID-19 Cases Flat, Deaths Up Over Last 7 Days

Statewide

11:28am
Institute for Reforming Government. Michael Brickman Joins IRG as Senior Fellow in Education
11:08am
Community Shares of Wisconsin. Hosts The Big Share. 

12:36pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Data Shows Wisconsinites Flocked To The Outdoors As A Respite From The Pandemic

Courts

3:38pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. (Updated) Calendar and case synopses March 2021.
2:18pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in WILL Religious Liberty Lawsuit

Education

2:59pm
Liberty Justice Center. Madison teachers union faces lawsuit over planned illegal "sick out."
2:20pm
UW-Stevens Point. Chancellor creates commission to build on partnerships with tribal nations
2:19pm
UW-Eau Claire. Martin Mogensen Education Lecture to focus on Hmong racial and gender justice in the modern era
12:28pm
Marquette University. Marquette Law School, College of Education to host virtual conference on K-12 education
11:26am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Leads More than 20 Colleagues to Support Students, Highlight Importance of Safely Reopening Schools
9:08am
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Education announces March program offerings
9:06am
UW-La Crosse. Fraternity finds creative way to fundraise

Local

4:12am
WKBT. Town of Campbell asks City of La Crosse to expand contaminated well testing area again

Congress

12:27pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Letter regarding recent comments. 
11:31am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. And Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Support Women in Trucking
4:22am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on House Passage of Equality Act

4:09am
Cap Times. Wisconsin environmental experts expect different approach to PFAS under Biden

Thursday February 25, 2021

Governor

3:52pm
Dairy Business Association. Applauds bipartisan COVID-19 liability protection.
12:49pm
Gov. Evers. Signs two more bipartisan bills. 
12:24pm
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Businesses, schools get needed liability protection. 
11:41am
WMC. Thanks Lawmakers for Protecting Wisconsin Businesses from Predatory COVID-19 Lawsuits
11:13am
Gov. Evers. Signs Special Session bill on unemployment insurance modernization. 
9:21am
NFIB. Urges governor to sign bill protecting small business from frivolous lawsuits. 
9:16am
Gov. Evers. Announces New Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program

11:39am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Signs Bill to Update Wisconsin Unemployment System

Budget

9:29am
Rep. Shankland. Thanks Governor Evers for supporting UW-Stevens Point in Biennial Budget & Capital Budget recommendations. 

Legislative

12:39pm
Rep. Brostoff, Sen. Johnson. And partners introduce legislation to end qualified immunity in Wisconsin. 
12:25pm
Sen. Agard. Testifies in support of sexual assault kit bills. 
10:51am
Reps. Neubauer, Goyke. Forward Wisconsin: Winning a budget for Wisconsin's working families. 
9:25am
Sen. Testin. Authors Star Spangled Banner Act. 
4:14am
Sen. Smith. Column: Proven “Pot-ential” for Rural Communities

4:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bipartisan group of lawmakers seeks ranked-choice voting in Wisconsin
4:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Sexual assault kit bills to receive hearing after stalling out last year
4:01am
WCLO. Local legislator wishes unemployment overhaul could have happened sooner
3:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Lawmakers Unveil Slew Of Proposed Election Law Changes In Wisconsin
3:56am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Republicans add more bills to restrict absentee voting practices
3:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republicans Want to Limit Ballot Drop Boxes

State Agencies

1:23pm
DNR. Central Dunn County Landowners Eligible For CWD Surveillance Permits 
12:25pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Natural areas to be topic at meeting. 
11:40am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wolf kill total continues to rise well over quota in Wisconsin's first hunt after federal protections
11:15am
DNR. Environmental Review Of The City Of Kiel Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
10:46am
DFI. Provides tips to help investors protect online acocunts. 
4:10am
DNR. All Wolf Harvest Zones Are Now Closed

Economy/Business

3:55am
U.S. News & World Report. Foxconn Looking at Building Electric Cars in Wisconsin
3:54am
Spectrum News. A Vicious Cycle: When Residents Can't Pay Rent, Landlords Struggle to Pay Their Own Bills

Coronavirus

3:05pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Announces plans for March 1 COVID-19 vaccination eligibility. 
12:26pm
DHS. Announces Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine on March 1
10:48am
Survival Coalition. Update February 23: COVID cases and deaths among people with disabilities and older adults in Wisconsin. 
4:13am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Urges DHS to prioritize vaccine for teachers working in person. 

10:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Waukesha County executive wants state to prioritize vaccines for teachers working in person over those 'working in their living rooms'
3:59am
WKBT. Wisconsin kids falling behind on routine vaccinations during pandemic
3:59am
Reuters. In boost for COVID-19 battle, Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in real world
3:55am
WXPR. National Guard Expands COVID-19 Testing to Even Younger Children
3:54am
Fox 6. 'Wild West:' Seniors struggle to find vaccine as teachers become eligible

Statewide

9:24am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Wisconsinites went outdoors in the pandemic. How should policymakers respond?

Courts

1:22pm
Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Files lawsuit to open solar and other clean energy opportunities for Wisconsinites. 
11:18am
UW-Milwaukee. Social justice advocate and urban designer Destiny Thomas to deliver Causier Lecture.
9:11am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Craig A. Knapp.

3:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DNR Sued Over Enforcement Of PFAS Cleanup

Education

3:52pm
UW-Stout. Growing up Ojibwe game teaches about treaty rights, tribal sovereignty, wild rice and spearfishing
3:51pm
Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. 2021 Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship, Initiative Scholarship, Fellowship, Leadership Award recipients announced. 
3:02pm
Marquette University. Board of Trustees approves spring groundbreaking for new home for Marquette Business and innovation leadership programs
2:00pm
UW-Green Bay. Expands LGBTQ+ services to Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses
12:23pm
UW-La Crosse. Earns silver rating for supporting military students
11:18am
Marquette University. Violence in the pandemic will be the topic of virtual “On the Issues,” Feb. 26
11:17am
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Receives grant for Utilities and Energy Coordination Network.
11:16am
UW-Madison. Community Chats series highlights how campus partners are tackling pressing issues
10:46am
UW-Madison. Invasive species often start as undetected “sleeper populations”
9:27am
UW-Stout. Career Conference to help students, employers reach career and hiring goals
9:26am
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold alumna launches HR software platform
9:22am
UW-Whitewater. Entrepreneurship opportunities light a path for recent grad
9:21am
UW-Whitewater. Plans for in-person classes and experiences for fall 2021 semester

4:05am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. By one measure, Wisconsin high school grads didn't falter in Advanced Placement exam success, but data doesn't break out pandemic effect
4:04am
Appleton Post Crescent. Menasha Joint School District students to return to in-person class full-time next month
4:00am
NBC 26. Substitute teacher shortage reported this year
3:59am
WQOW. Eau Claire School Board approves in-person learning plan for K-5
3:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Tech Colleges Seek Authority To Expand Gen Ed Degrees Without UW Approval
3:57am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC school district will increase in-person classes for some grades

Local

3:04pm
Fox Cities Chamber. Bazaar After Dark night market planned for July 28 in Neenah. 
9:27am
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. County Board adopts resolutions celebrating Black icons. 
4:12am
Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson. Cautiously optimistic on decision to rejoin Wisconsin Counties Association. 

11:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. When Someone Calls 911, There's No Guarantee Help Will Come For Several Northern Wisconsin Towns
4:00am
WBAY. Green Bay long-term care facility closing one of its buildings in response to proposed Medicaid funding cuts

Congress

12:36pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Help Struggling Restaurants in Wisconsin
10:53am
La Crosse Tribune. Rep. Kind says he does not support cancelling $50,000 of student debt despite progressive push
10:50am
U.S. Rep. Gallaher, U.S. Sen. Cotton. Introduce Iran Sanctions Resolution
9:23am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Blumenthal; U.S. Reps. Lynch, Green. Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation To Cover K2 Veterans’ Toxic Exposure Care And Benefits
4:11am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Asks for Clarification on Federal Funds to Safely Reopen Wisconsin Schools
4:10am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Continues to Seek Answers About Capitol Breach, Sends Senate Leaders Unanswered Questions to be Addressed

Wednesday February 24, 2021

Governor

12:37pm
UW-Eau Claire. Chancellor's Blog: 2021-23 capital budget proposal invests in areas of high need, impact

Budget

12:18pm
Wisconsin Autism Providers Association. Applauds governor's budget investment in autism treatment. 

Legislative

4:12pm
Rep. Murphy. Critiques AG advocacy on federal loan forgiveness. 
3:25pm
Rep. Duchow. Responds to disparity in K-12 funding. 
2:35pm
Sen. Darling, Sen. Stroebel. Introduce election integrity bills. 
11:28am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Applauds Passage of Liability Protections 
11:24am
Rep. Edming. Votes to upgrade unemployment computer systems. 
11:22am
Sen. Smith. Announces bipartisan ranked choice voting legislation.  LRB-1277
9:10am
Rep. Callahan. Instructs Governor Evers to update DWD systems. 
9:04am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Say no to voter suppression bills. 
3:07am
Rep. Neubauer. Introduces national popular vote legislation. 
3:06am
Rep. Brooks. Supports election reform package. 

1:04pm
U.S. News & World Report. Bipartisan Push for Ranked-Choice Voting in Wisconsin
3:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Legislature Approves Unemployment System Upgrades, COVID Legal Immunity For Businesses
3:01am
WKOW. Republican leaders defend bills creating new rules for absentee voting
2:56am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin Assembly sends bill to update outdated unemployment system to Tony Evers

State Agencies

4:14pm
DHS. Some Students Currently Enrolled in Institutions of Higher Learning Now Temporarily Eligible to Participate in Wisconsin FoodShare
10:37am
DMA. Wisconsin Guard troops return to combat 30 years ago. 
10:23am
DWD Sec-designee Pechacek. High School at Harley-Davidson: Career and Technical Education opens a world of possibilities for Wisconsin students
10:22am
WEDC. Plastics firm expands operations in Sussex. 
9:14am
DNR. Environmental Review Of The Village Of Bonduel Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program 

1:24pm
Fox 11. Hunters, trappers exceed Wisconsin's 119-wolf target
1:05pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State elections commissioner will step aside from deciding complaints he brought
3:04am
WAOW. All wolf harvest zones to close Wednesday, ending season 4 days early

Economy/Business

10:17am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Former Google Ventures partner to headline virtual March 17 Tech Summit. 

2:58am
U.S. News & World Report. USPS selects Oshkosh Defense to build greener mail truck. 
2:57am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin Sees Affordable Housing Shortage in Pandemic

Coronavirus

9:07am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. New Study: People who smoke face greater risk to get sicker from COVID-19

1:04pm
AP. FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID
3:03am
Marshfield News Herald. Wisconsin teachers will be eligible for the vaccine starting Monday
3:03am
Cap Times. Wisconsin reaches 1 million doses, more vaccination clinics planned
3:02am
La Crosse Tribune. Gundersen able to keep all COVID-19 vaccine appointments this week as supply increases
3:00am
WISC. Wisconsin moves educators, child care workers to front of COVID-19 vaccine line
2:59am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin to Open More Vaccination Clinics, Supply Increases

Statewide

2:42pm
Customers First Coalition. New podcast episode features discusson on coal plant closures and the clean energy transition. 
9:06am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Wisconsin’s Emergency Powers Laws in Urgent Need of Reform

Courts

9:08am
WMC. Sues Evers Administration for Unlawful Environmental Policies & Standards

Education

3:25pm
Marquette University. To host virtual Three Minute Thesis competition, Feb. 26
1:27pm
UW-Stout. Risler receives February University Staff Appreciation Award
11:28am
DPI. Wisconsin students outperform national average on AP exams
11:23am
UW-Stout. New exhibit Can I Sit Here? features art by five recent alum
11:22am
UW-Eau Claire. Blugolds gain knowledge, experience during yearlong administrative residencies at long-term care facilities
9:11am
UW-Stout. Environmental science senior learns from jobs as COVID-19 specimen processor, campus lab tech

1:05pm
Racine Journal Times. 'We’re asking for a few weeks' | Some teachers want reopening delayed; RUSD says it's listening to CDC
2:59am
NBC 26. Appleton Area School District increasing in-person learning

Local

4:14pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Applauds renewed partnership with the Wisconsin Counties Association. 
12:38pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. 2021 State of the County Address. 
10:18am
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Selects 2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Finalists
3:11am
Madison Children's Museum. Director Brenda Baker tapped for advisory role in national renewed effort to fight climate change. 
3:09am
City of Madison. Reverend Wright Human Rights Award Winner Tami Fleming

3:04am
CBS 58. CBS 58 Investigates: Local mental health care struggles to keep up with demand
2:59am
WFRV. Brown County receives $7.9 Million for Emergency Rental Assistance

Congress

4:13pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Introduces bipartisan Air America Act. 
10:24am
Protect Our Care Wisconsin. Roundup: More Medical Organizations Support Xavier Becerra’s Nomination As HHS Secretary
9:09am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Alleviate Feed Shortages for Farmers and Ranchers
3:08am
U.S. Sen. Johnson, U.S. Rep. Grothman. Lead Legislation to Award Fond du Lac Native World War II Veteran the Medal of Honor

Tuesday February 23, 2021

Governor

3:04pm
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Governor Evers: Businesses, schools need liability protection. 
12:51pm
Construction Business Group. Supports Governor Evers' 2021-2023 Capital Budget proposal. 
12:11pm
Rep. Neubauer. Community-based COVID-19 vaccination site announced for Racine County. 
10:43am
Gov. Evers. And DHS announce launch of four more community-based vaccination clinics. 
9:12am
Wisconsin Building Trades Council. Governor Evers' 2021-2021 Capital Budget merits bi-partisan support enhancing Wisconsin's communities is priority. 

11:41am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Evers proposes nearly $164 million for new Milwaukee State Office Building in budget plan
11:41am
Kenosha News. Evers' budget proposes $9.75 million to fund Innovation Center at Chrysler site
4:00am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Evers recommends $40 million for new Milwaukee Public Museum facility
3:58am
Stevens Point Journal. Tony Evers seeks $2.4 billion for building projects — nearly half for UW campuses
3:51am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Proposes $2.4 Billion in Wisconsin Building Projects

Budget

3:29pm
Sen. Marklein. Budget listening sessions for residents of the 17th Senate District, 49th, 50th, & 51st Assembly Districts scheduled. 
10:54am
Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation. Statement about Civil Legal Aid Budget Proposals
10:53am
A Better Wisconsin Together. Governor Evers’ Budget Puts Democracy First

2:17pm
Cap Times. Gov. Tony Evers seeks funds for PFAS testing, cleanup measures in budget

Assembly Floor Session

4:42pm
Rep. Neubauer. Special Session Senate Bill 1 is a step in the right direction for unemployment. 
4:23pm
Rep. Krug. Directs governor to update UI computer system. 
4:22pm
WMC. Applauds Lawmakers for Approving Legislation Containing COVID-19 Liability Protections
3:54pm
Rep. Tittl. Votes for governor to update UI computer systems. 
3:53pm
Rep. Gundrum. Showing Governor Evers how to do his job. 
3:52pm
Rep. James. Votes to upgrade Unemployment Insurance computer system. 
3:51pm
Rep. Jessie Rodriguez. Votes to improve Unemployment Insurance System. 
3:32pm
Rep. Vining. Statement on passage of Special Session unemployment assistance legislation. 
3:31pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Statement on passage of Special Session Senate Bill 1. 
3:30pm
Rep. Spiros. Votes to improve UI systems. 
3:28pm
Rep. Plumer. Votes to upgrade unemployment benefits system. 
3:27pm
Rep. Shankland. Assembly takes overdue action on unemployment insurance. 
3:25pm
Rep. Hintz. Today's vote is a first step toward UI modernization. 
3:24pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: Passage of UnemploymentIinsurance system upgrads. 
3:23pm
Rep. Snyder. Votes to improve unemployment process.
3:03pm
Rep. Steineke. Assembly Republicans direct Evers to address broken UI system. 
3:01pm
Rep. Considine. Assembly makes move to help the unemployed. 
2:59pm
Rep. Vorpagel. Statement on passage of Special Session UI bill. 
2:57pm
Rep. Sara Rodriguez. Statement on passage of Special Session Senate Bill 1.
2:56pm
Rep. Neylon. Votes to Update DWD UI System, Civil Liability from COVID for Businesses and Schools
2:55pm
Rep. Magnafici. Votes to fix unemployment. 
1:54pm
Rep. Subeck. Wisconsin unemployment system needs long-term change, technology upgrade, and investment. 

Legislative

4:24pm
Rep. Allen. Senate committee hears testimony on bill inspired by Kai Lermer. 
3:56pm
City of Madison. Bills Circulating in Legislature Make It Harder to Vote Absentee
10:51am
Rep. Hebl. Circulates bill to join Wisconsin into the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.  LRB-0267. Myths.
10:44am
Rep. Milroy. Statement on his absence at today's session. 
4:11am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Redistricting in Wisconsin in 2021 - 22: Less Partisan and Fairer than in 2011?
4:03am
Assembly Campaigns & Elections Committee Democrats. Statement on anti-voter bills. 

11:40am
New York Times. State Lawmakers Defy Governors in a Covid-Era Battle for Power
3:59am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Republican lawmakers seek to overhaul voting in Wisconsin, including new rules for absentee ballots
3:56am
WXOW. Senator Pat Testin seeks update to newborn screening
3:54am
WKOW. Republicans circulating bills with new absentee voting restrictions
3:53am
Spectrum News. Bipartisan Unemployment Bill Heads to the Assembly for Tuesday Vote

State Agencies

3:22pm
DNR. Wolf Harvest Zones 1,3,4 Will Close To Hunting And Trapping Effective 3 p.m. Feb. 24
3:04pm
DMA. Wisconsin Army National Guard recruiters adapt during ongoing pandemic
12:10pm
DATCP. Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin 2021 grant application now available. 
10:49am
DOT. Wisconsin DMV extends license renewal for drivers age 60 and over
10:38am
DWD. Announces Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant RecipientsDWD Announces Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant Recipients
9:25am
Serve Wisconsin. Do you need help working to end poverty due to raical disparity? Become an AmeriCorps VISTA Host Site. 
9:15am
DNR. Wisconsin Tree Champions Lauded For Outstanding Community Service
9:11am
DOA. Sue Ertmer and Sachin Chheda to testify at People's Map Commission hearing Feb. 25 featuring 6th Congressional District. 

2:16pm
U.S. News & World Report. DNR Plans Early End to Wolf Season Across Most of State
3:52am
WSAW. AG Kaul pushes canceling $50,000 per person in student loan debt

Economy/Business

12:51pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. FDIC Quarterly Numbers Show Rebound in Economy 

3:54am
NBC 26. As 500 Wisconsin farms disappear, a Fremont family battles to keep theirs running amid declining sales
3:53am
WEAU. Wisconsin Restaurants endorse new safety program for safe dining

Coronavirus

1:56pm
Gov. Evers. Orders flags to half-staff to honor the more than 6,300 Wisconsinites and 500,000 Americans lost to COVID-19. 

3:57am
The Hill. Johnson & Johnson ready to provide doses for 20M Americans by end of March
3:55am
WTMJ. Wisconsin reports no COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row
3:54am
WISC. 600K more Wisconsinites could become eligible for a vaccine next week. But there are still a lot of people eligible now who haven’t gotten a shot
3:51am
AP. Half a million dead in US, confirming virus’s tragic reach

Statewide

2:34pm
LIFT Dane. Year of the Broadband Will Build Wisconsin's Economy and Improve Access to Justice. 
12:49pm
Wisconsin Building Trades Council. Relaunches with new leadership. 
9:23am
Focus on Energy. Celebrates 20 Years of Energy Savings for Wisconsin
9:08am
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. Hired Mark LaBarbera. 
4:08am
Wisconsin Women in Conservation. Announces free Zoom workshops for March and April, hosted by Alejendra Hernandez of Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. 

Courts

9:42am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Ted Ritter v. Tony Farrow. 
9:41am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Decarlos K. Chambers. 
9:07am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - Response in opposition to emergency motion for a temporary injunction. 

3:57am
Wausau Daily Herald. U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Trump's election challenge in Wisconsin, and the attorney in another case could be sanctioned

Education

1:57pm
Marquette University. To host Justice in Action Conference, Feb. 27
1:55pm
UW-Eau Claire. Dr. Demetrius Smith enjoying new EDISA role
9:14am
UW-Stout. Alumna making an impact on the fashion environmental footprint

4:00am
Baraboo News Republic. Boo-U officials: Too early to tell if possible consolidation would affect campus
3:55am
WISN. Majority of Racine students plan to return to in-person learning beginning March 1
3:55am
NBC 15. Study: Only 7 of nearly 5,000 Wood Co. students caught COVID-19 in school
3:52am
Fox 6. Slinger district 'worried' about vaccine supply for teacher rollout

Local

3:02pm
Brown County Sups. Chu, Sieber. Racial Equity Ad Hoc Committee accepting public applications. 
2:58pm
Brown County Exec. Streckenbach. County awarded $7,9 million in emergency rental assistance. 
11:43am
Dane County Exec. Parisi, Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. To Reconvene Local Leaders to Continue Progress on Sustainability, Climate Change
10:41am
Spectrum. 100 Black Men announces plans for $15,000 Spectrum Digital Education Grant during Black History Month. 
9:24am
Yahara WINS. Now accpeting grant applications for innovative phosphorus projects. 
9:16am
Green Homeowners United. Statement on First Citizens Bank $16 billion community benefit agreement agreement for fair lending & green homes. 

Congress

2:11pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports Historic Nomination of Xavier Becerra for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
1:58pm
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Praises FEEDD Act reintroduction. 
12:50pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Johnson. Renew Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission. 
10:49am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Announces Grant for NeighborWorks Green Bay
10:39am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Stabenow, Braun, Peters, Portman. Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen American Manufacturing and Create Jobs Across the Country
4:05am
Wisconsin BioFuels Association. Commends the EPA's review of the Tenth Circuit Court's decision on small refinery exemptions. 

Monday February 22, 2021

Governor

4:16pm
Sen. Pfaff, Rep. Billings. Statement on Governor Evers' Capital Budget. 
11:49am
Sen. Wirch; Reps. Ohnstad, McGuire. Issue statement on governor's funding of Innovation Center project. 
10:52am
Gov. Evers. Announces 2021-23 Capital Budget recommendations. 

Budget

2:43pm
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Reacts to governor's budget. 
11:53am
Wisconsin Parks and Recreation Association. Statement thanking Governor Evers' for reauthorizing the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program in his budget. 
11:48am
Imagine MKE. Imagining and funding the future.
10:49am
Arts Wisconsin. State budget proposals support creative economy development
9:24am
DATCP Sec.-designee Romanski. Governor Evers' proposed budget invests in agriculture. 

12:03pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers' Budget Would Restore Some Union Rights Repealed By Act 10
3:59am
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers' budget takes nearly $2 billion chunk out of state's improving financial situation
3:58am
WBAY. Wisconsin senators discuss Governor Evers’ tax plans

Legislative

3:45pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Goodwin. Calls on Legislature and Governor Evers to enact Wisconsin stimulus package. 
1:49pm
Sen. Testin. Works with Wisconsin Rapids family to update newborn screening program. 
11:45am
Sen. Bradley. Unveils bill to hold repeat criminals accountable. 

State Agencies

4:39pm
DMA. Waukesha-based medic unit slated for overseas deployment this spring
4:15pm
DOJ. Criminal Complaints Filed Against Two in Fond du Lac County for Homicide, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Straw Purchase of a Firearm, and Aiding a Felon
1:54pm
DNR. February wolf harvest season Feb. 22-28.
1:53pm
WHEDA. Supportive housing webinar series kicks off Tuesday 2-23
12:27pm
AG Kaul. Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Up to $50,000 in Student Loan Debt
10:54am
WEDC. City of Mayville receives $137,500 state grant to support redevelopment of nonprofit coffeehouse
9:30am
DFI. America Saves Week 2021: Build personal savings to reach financial goals. 
9:29am
Wisconsin Lottery. Two lotto prizes in two weeks for Port Edwards man. 

4:01am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin regulators taking comments on vexing solar leasing question

Economy/Business

3:19pm
Door County Economic Development Corporation. Appoints new officers & elects new board members for 2021.
11:51am
Alliant Energy. West Riverside Center wins Wisconsin engineering award. 
9:31am
WRA. January 2021 Home Sales Report. 

4:01am
Cap Times. New MadREP CEO Jason Fields is ready to grow the region’s economy, pandemic or not

Coronavirus

11:52am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. CEO Eric Borgerding, "Hospitals can vaccinate many more people, but supply isn't keeping up with demand."
10:53am
DMA. 22 FEBRUARY UPDATE: Wisconsin National Guard continues COVID-19 testing throughout the state
9:35am
UW-Madison. 20 million years of life lost to COVID-19

4:20am
Madison.com. COVID rate in Wisconsin prisons five times higher than state
4:03am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Lists No Virus Deaths for 1st Time Since September
4:02am
AP. US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000
4:02am
AP. Beyond 100M: Biden team aiming for bigger vaccine numbers
4:02am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Free COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Menasha postponed due to delay in vaccine shipments
3:58am
WQOW. UW researchers warns UK Coronavirus variant might become dominant strain
3:58am
WTMJ.  State prepares to test COVID-19 registry

Statewide

12:04pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. With Overdoses At Record Highs, Naloxone Made Available In Boxes Statewide

Courts

9:34am
District I Court of Appeals. Hunter Nation, Inc. v. DNR - Opinion and order. 
4:20am
U.S. Rep. Tiffany. Appeals Court Sides with Sportsmen, Wolf Hunt to Proceed

4:03am
WXPR. Appeals Court Denies DNR Request to Stop Wisconsin Wolf Hunt
4:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wolf Hunt Will Move Forward After Panel Of Judges Dismisses DNR Appeal

Education

4:40pm
UW-Stevent Point. Plans to return to full campus experience in fall
9:33am
Wisconsin Medicine. Livestream: Trends in Transplantation. 
9:31am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Dr. Cindy Payne - 2021 Supervisor/Administrator of the Year. 

4:04am
Fox 6. Just 36% have submitted FAFSA; Wisconsin ranks 34th in the nation
4:00am
Racine Journal Times. Racine City Council urges but doesn't force RUSD to wait before bringing students back to classrooms

Congress

2:42pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. As COVID Death Toll Nears 500K,  Calls on Senator Johnson to Back COVID Relief
1:55pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Unveils Common-Sense Border Security Package

Friday February 19, 2021

Governor

12:33pm
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. Wisconsin expands access to pharmacy-provided immunizations. 
10:23am
Gov. Evers. Signs bill expanding COVID-19 vaccine administration. 

4:07am
WTMJ. Gov. Tony Evers talks with TMJ4 about unemployment insurance, tax relief and vaccination rollout

Budget

4:11pm
PROFS. Commends Governor Evers for proposing a very strong budget for the UW System and other initiatives to generally help the state. 
2:54pm
Rep. Ramthun. As the budget process evolves. 
1:58pm
Serve Wisconsin. Governor Evers supports AmeriCorps alumni in budget. 
12:40pm
WISCAP. Welcomes poverty fighting measures in the governor's budget.
11:24am
Wisconsin Counties Association, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Wisconsin Towns Association. 2021-2023 State Budget invests transportation funds to local communities, provides flexitility with dollars. 
10:48am
Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance. Statement on Governor Evers' recently released budget. 
9:10am
Gov. Evers. Delivers radio address on Badger Bounceback Plan to help families and businesses. 
4:17am
DSPS. Buget lowers licensing fees, invests in veterans, fire prevention, clean water, and efforts to curb opioid epidemic. 

4:11am
Chippewa Herald. GOP budget committee chairs shed some light on what Republicans may support, oppose in Tony Evers' budget proposal
4:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP Lawmakers Cast Doubt On Evers' Plans To Boost School Funds, Legalize Marijuana, Raise Minimum Wage
4:05am
WISC. Gov. Evers signs first bill in ten months; Republicans say they’ll reject several budget proposals
4:04am
Spectrum News. JFC Co-Chairs Talk Budget Priorities and What to Expect Next

Legislative

1:59pm
Rep. Jessie Rodriguez. Delivers this week's Legislative GOP Weekly Radio Address. 
12:31pm
Sen. Pfaff. Celebrates National FFA Week.
11:14am
Rep. Vining. Applauds inclusion of Main Street Recovery Package in Wisconsin Act 1. 
11:13am
Sen,. Erpenbach. Column: A call to action. 
10:06am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Funding our priorities while respecting taxpayers. 
4:18am
Reps. Macco, Wittke. Common sense prevails with Wisconsin Act 1.

3:07pm
Reuters. How the battle over redistricting in 2021 could decide control of the U.S. Congress
4:02am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers and Republicans Show Rare Signs of Compromise

State Agencies

4:10pm
DNR. Launches PFAS External Advisory Group
3:09pm
DOJ. UPDATE: Charges Filed Following Death Investigation in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
2:53pm
DOR. Collections, January FY2021.
1:56pm
DWD. Federal government requires PUA recipients to now provide documentation to get benefits
11:12am
DFI. Wisconsin's credit unions report solid year-end 2020 financial performance. 
4:19am
DOT. Governor Evers, top state officials join in honoring State Patrol officers

Economy/Business

9:16am
IUPAT DC7. Wisconsin workers left out in the cold. 

4:03am
WXPR. Local Casinos Open Again, But Tribal Economies Took Pandemic ‘Nosedive’

Coronavirus

1:58pm
U.S. News & World Report. UW-Madison Issues Warning Amid Spike in COVID-19 Cases
4:14am
Racine Journal Times. With more than 1 million vaccine doses administered, Wis. health leaders look toward late-summer herd immunity
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State COVID-19 Vaccine Registry To Start March 1
4:07am
WAOW. First case of UK COVID-19 variant confirmed in Dane County
4:05am
Fox 11. Wisconsin's 7-day average of new virus cases drops to pre-surge level
4:03am
Fox 6. New coronavirus variant raises concerns in Milwaukee

Statewide

9:11am
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Announces faith caucus. 

Courts

9:56am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synopses, February 2021. 

Education

10:26am
UW-Stout. Alum shares cupcake recipes, love and acceptance
9:17am
Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. Owens to step down as Director.

4:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW campuses planning for fall semester to be 'as close to normal as possible'
4:06am
WISN. Milwaukee Public Schools push for more funding in fight over federal aid
4:04am
WEAU. UWEC facing $4.8 million deficit

Local

9:18am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Calls For Community Input, Transparency By Wauwatosa Police and Fire Commission In Selection of New Wauwatosa Police Chief 
4:16am
City of Sheboygan. Mortgage Assistance Available for residents affected by COVID-19

4:04am
WKBT. More Town of Campbell wells have tested positive for a dangerous chemical called PFAS

Congress

10:07am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports Introduction of Bicameral U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 to Reform American Immigration System
9:55am
U.S. Reps. Steil, Grothman. Lead Colleagues to Urge President Biden to Protect Jobs for Workers with Cognitive Disabilities

2:59pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Proposed Legislation Aims To Address Racial Disparities In Maternal Health Care

Thursday February 18, 2021

Governor

3:56pm
Sen. Marklein. Governor signs tax bills into law. 
3:54pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Governor signs bipartisan tax legislation. 
3:15pm
Rep. August. Legislature protects businesses, rejects new tax. 
2:29pm
WMC. Thanks Gov. Evers, Legislature for Protecting Small Businesses from Unexpected PPP Taxes
12:25pm
Gov. Evers. Updated: Gov. Evers Provides $480 Million in Tax Relief for Wisconsin Businesses and Families Affected by Pandemic

12:21pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Sign Bill Cutting Taxes for Businesses That Took Loans

Budget

3:14pm
Rep. August. Reacts to Gov. Evers budget proposal. 
2:29pm
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Governor's budget provides critical support for older adults and caregivers. 
2:28pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Praise for Governor Evers’s Budget
9:47am
WI Land + Water Conservation Association. Applauds Governor Evers’ Prioritizing Conservation in 2021-23 Executive Budget
9:46am
ACLU of Wisconsin. 105 Organizations Call on Joint Finance Committee to Hold Budget Hearings Virtually For Public Safety and Accessibility
9:45am
Wisconsin Building Trades Council. 2021-2023 Biennial Budget focues on working families and those negatively affected by the pandemic. 
9:44am
Gov. Evers. Badger Bounceback agenda receives bipartisan praise, support. 
9:14am
Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance. Governor Evers' budget invests in kids and their future. 
3:55am
Coalition for More Responsible Transportation. Opposes I-94 expansion project. 

3:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers' Budget Proposes Significant Investment To Address Climate Change, Protect Public Lands
3:46am
Fox 11. Area Republicans don't anticipate total rewrite of Gov. Evers' budget proposal
3:43am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Evers hopeful PFAS mitigation on new budget will get bipartisan support

Senate Floor Session

1:10pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on the work left undone for UI system improvements. 
1:07pm
Sen. Feyen. Statement on Senate Bill 1.
1:07pm
Sen. Agard. Votes to start modernization of the unemployment system. 
11:46am
Gov. Evers. Unemployment bill "not enough, but it's at least a step in the right direction."

12:22pm
WISC. Wisconsin Senate passes bipartisan unemployment bill

Legislative

3:57pm
Rep. Duchow. Appointed to State Capitol Executive Residence Board. 

3:51am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Budget committee approves plan to address unemployment upgrade and protect businesses from lawsuits
3:51am
WCLO. Loudenbeck authors bill to give public defenders raises
3:50am
WISN. New bill would push prisoners out of COVID-19 vaccine group 1B
3:49am
WISC. ‘This puts money where our mouths are’: Lawmakers get to work, discuss updates to the state’s antiquated unemployment benefit system
3:45am
WSAW. Rep. Vos asks Gov. Evers to lower flags for Rush Limbaugh
3:45am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin GOP Adds Virus Provision to Unemployment Measure

State Agencies

11:49am
AG Kaul. Announces Settlement with 3 Facilities Requiring $190,000 in Payment for Water Pollution and Wastewater Violations
11:47am
DNR. Ice Shanty Removal Dates Approaching
10:14am
WEDC. Village of Hixton receives $233,000 state grant to support redevelopment of commercial building
9:12am
DNR. Environmental Review Of The City Of Watertown Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

12:24pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. DNR warns Wisconsin water systems to update security after hacking in Florida leads to release of chemicals
3:46am
WBAY. Residents of NE Wisconsin long-term care facilities face evictions due to proposed Medicaid cuts
3:46am
WEAU. Lincoln Hills staff member recovering after assault inside facility

Economy/Business

2:24pm
Northwestern Mutual. Delivers Record Results; Company is Exceptionally Strong and Growing

11:07am
AP. US jobless claims rise to 861,000 as layoffs stay high

Coronavirus

3:20pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. COVID-19 Variant Strain B.1.1.7 Confirmed in Dane County
3:19pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Covid variant discovered in Dane County.
12:05pm
DHS. Wisconsin COVID-19 Vaccine Registry Launching March 1

3:52am
Cap Times. More deadly, faster spreading COVID-19 variant 'out of the gate' in Wisconsin
3:49am
NBC 26. More than 1 million doses of vaccine given in Wisconsin
3:44am
Fox 6. DHS: 657 new positive cases of COVID-19; 1M+ doses of vaccine administered

Statewide

3:56am
AAA. Launches Online Driver Education Courses in Wisconsin

3:45am
AP. US life expectancy drops a year in pandemic, most since WWII

Courts

3:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Liberal legal group, union allege Republican slate of presidential electors broke law when they met in December

Education

3:56pm
UW-Stout, UW-River Falls, UW-Eau Claire. Joint statement about plans for fall. 
2:26pm
UW-Green Bay. Receives CFP Board Approval to Provide Financial Planning Program Beginning in Fall 2021
2:26pm
UW-Green Bay. Announces Keynote Speaker for Women’s Leadership Kickoff Event, March 5
2:25pm
Marquette University. Award-winning journalists, media scholars to present 2021 Nieman Symposium
1:05pm
UW-Madison. Measuring the pancreas’s protein landscape assists diabetes and cancer research
11:48am
UW-Madison. UniverCity Year program to partner with four communities in 2021
10:21am
UW-Madison. Mission to Mars will memorialize exceptional ECE alum
9:49am
UW-Stout. Center partners with school districts to prepare career, tech ed educators for Wisconsin teaching license
9:48am
UW-Eau Claire. Improves its military-friendly ranking
9:13am
UW System Planning to maximize in-person instruction for Fall 2021 semester. 

12:19pm
Cap Times. UW System plans at least 75% in-person classes next fall, back to pre-pandemic levels
3:52am
Chippewa Herald. 'We are confronted with a harsh reality': CFAUSD struggles with $1.6 million deficit and lack of available state aid information

Local

3:16pm
City of Madison. Seeking Part-Time School Crossing Guards
11:06am
Milwaukee City Clerk Owczarski. City license holders strongly urged to submit renewal applications in timely manner. 
3:54am
City of Sheboygan. Customer Services Impacted by Software Updates on February 25 and 26, 2021

Congress

2:27pm
U.S. Reps. Gallagher, Crowe. Reintroduce Bill to Authorize GWOT Memorial on National Mall
2:24pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Urges House Foreign Affairs Committee to Conduct Review of U.S. Policies to Deter Iran
12:05pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Merkley, Booker. Announce Senate Introduction of Landmark, Urgently Needed LGBTQ Rights Bill
11:04am
Protect Our Care Wisconsin. One Month In: Joe Biden’s Health Care Presidency
9:15am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Shaheen. Lead Colleagues in Calling for Increased Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Funding in President Biden’s Budget Proposal

Wednesday February 17, 2021

Budget Address

4:18am
WISC. ‘Badger bounce backwards’: GOP leaders signal they’ll kill many of Gov. Evers’ budget proposals
4:13am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers' second budget presses further on marijuana, Act 10 repeal; drops school funding formula rewrite
4:10am
Cap Times. Gov. Tony Evers calls for justice overhaul, Act 10 rollbacks, state exchange in budget
4:09am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Calls for More Education Spending, $1 Billion Tax Hike
4:09am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Tony Evers proposes rollback of Act 10 in budget that boosts school spending by $1.6 billion and raises $1 billion in taxes
4:06am
Racine Journal Times. Gov. Tony Evers recommits to Lincoln Hills closure with new plan, but no firm timeline
4:04am
Chipepwa Herald. Tony Evers' budget looks to 'bounce back' from COVID-19, revives measures opposed by GOP
4:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers Unveils $91B 'Bounceback' State Budget

Budget Address Reaction

4:47pm
Rep. Conley. Survival Coalition.
4:02pm
WAICU (Updated).
3:40pm
Wisconsin Dental Association. The Arc Wisconsin. Wisconsin Counties Association. WCSEA.
3:12pm
Midwest Environmental Advocates
2:46pm
AFT-Wisconsin. Rep. Edming. Wisconsin Pork Association.
1:59pm
Wisconsin BPDD. UW-Eau Claire. Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Conservation Congress. Wisconsin Technical College SystemDisability Rights Wisconsin. Rep. Gundrum. Kids Forward. WIPTA.
12:21pm
Rep. Swearingen. Dane County Exec. Parisi. Rep. Myers.
11:19am
School Choice Wisconsin. Wisconsin Association of School Boards. School Administrators Alliance.
10:59am
Sen. Pfaff. Americans for Prosperity-WisconsinRep. Plumer.
10:39am
Rep. Hebl North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters. Sen. Bradley. DPI Supt. Stanford Taylor. School Nutrition Association. Rep. Macco Wisconsin's Green Fire.
9:46am
Construction Business Group. ACLU of WisconsinRep. Armstrong. Rep. Thiesfeldt. Rep. Cabral-Guevara. Rep. Summerfield. Wisconsin Towns Association.
8:48am
Rep. James. State Bar of Wisconsin. IUOE Local 139
5:37am
Speaker Vos, Majority Leader LeMahieu, JFC Co-Chairs Born, Marklein. Rep. Krug.
5:33am
Rep. Ohnstad. Fair Maps Coalition. Wisconsin Waterfowl Association. Transportation Development Association. Wisconsin Public Education Network. Sen. Testin.
5:29am
Rep. Loudenbeck. Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Ducks UnlimitedSen. Ballweg. Rep. Dallman. Rep. Jessie Rodriguez. Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association.
5:25am
Rep. McGuire. Rep. Vorpagel. Sen. Smith. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Sen. Nass. Sen. Kapenga.
5:21am
UW-Madison Chancellor Blank. Statement in response to Governor Evers’ Budget Proposal
5:20am
Rep. Oldenburg. Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Iron Workers District Council of North Central States. Rep. Murphy Rep. Pope. Sen. Wanggaard.
5:15am
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. DCF Sec. Amundson. Rep. Allen Rep. Kuglitsch. Rep. Steineke. Rep. Considine. Sheet Metal Union #18.
5:10am
Rep. Shankland. OCI Commissioner Afable. Rep. Baldeh. The Nature Conservancy. UW System President Thompson. Rep. Vining.
5:01am
Rep. Shelton. Rep. Hesselbein. Gathering Waters. Sen. Feyen. Sen. Ringhand. Rep. Spreitzer. WEAC.
4:53am
AFSCME Council 32. Wisconsin Conservation Voters. A Better Wisconsin Together. Sen. Wirch. Wisconsin Laborers' District Council. Clean Wisconsin. Wisconsin Farmers Union.
4:45am
Sen. Larson. Rep. Emerson. Rep. Hintz. Rep. Bowen. Rep. Brostoff. Rep. Subeck. Sen. Bernier.
4:40am
Sen. Agard. Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Sen. Roys. Rep. Sara Rodriguez. League of Wisconsin Municipalities.

Legislative

4:48pm
Speaker Vos. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding lowering flags.
4:10pm
Sen. Carpenter. Republicans continue to leave those on unemployment out in the cold. 
3:40pm
Wisconsins leading construction and building associations Memo on cosponsorship of Roth/Rodriguez commercial building plan reform legislation.
1:01pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Marklein, Born. Republicans direct Governor Evers to upgrade UI IT System. 
12:56pm
Sen. Smith. Column: What the Budget Says About Us
12:22pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Assembly committee continues to ignore public health. 
11:00am
Rep. McGuire. Statement on Assembly passage of Main Street Recovery Package and PPP deductions. 
10:55am
Sen. Jacque. Tax relief for small businesses passes Senate. 
10:54am
Sens. Bradley, Roth. Letter to PSC Chairperson Valq regarding recent announcement.
8:48am
Rep. Callahan. Votes to protect Wisconsin businesses. 
5:11am
Wisconsin Startup Coalition. Applauds The Passage of AB 2 & SB 2 Sparing Startups from an Unexpected Tax Bill
4:37am
Sen. Smith. Wisconsin needs a plan taht puts the people first. 
4:36am
Rep. Edming. Votes to stop tax on PPP loans. 
4:34am
Sen. Darling. Senate Protects Businesses from Stealth Tax Hikes
4:34am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Applauds Legislative Fix to Protect Small Businesses
4:33am
Sen. Agard. Senate passes Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month resolution. 
4:32am
Sen. Larson. Legislators cave to biz lobby, use tax code to create $419 million in wasteful handouts. 
4:30am
WMC. Statement on Passage of Assembly Bill 2
4:30am
Rep. Emerson. Statement on Assembly Bill 2. 
4:29am
Rep. Krug. Votes to protect businesses, keep people employed. 
4:24am
Rep. Vining. Statement on passage of Assembly Bill 2.
4:22am
Rep. Cabrera. AB 2 makes additional COVID relief necessary. 
4:22am
Rep. Tittl. Votes to protect businesses, keep Wisconsinites employed. 

4:12am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Legislature OKs Half-Billion Dollar Tax Cut
4:10am
WSAW. Legislature votes to waive state taxes on PPP loans as local business, bank discuss impact
4:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers pass business tax cuts, return-to-work plan for state employees, restrictions on local health officers
4:03am
Wall Street Journal. Wisconsin Covid-19 Response Is Shaped by Political Divide

State Agencies

11:01am
DWD. Looks to Create New Administrative Rule Waiving Unemployment Waiting Period
10:57am
DNR. Environmental review of the City of Janesville project for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program. 
10:35am
WEDC. Town of Cable receives $250,000 state grant to redevelop idle resort site

4:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DWD Says PUA Unemployment Payments Expected To Go Out In Late April

Economy/Business

9:48am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Last call! EUA, Georgia-Pacific, Mead & Hunt join major firm list for March 17 Tech Summit. 

Coronavirus

4:48pm
Survival Coalition. Udpate February 16: COVID cases and deaths among people with disabilities and older adults in Wisconsin. 

4:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. More Contagious Coronavirus Variant Has Been Identified In Milwaukee. Officials Warn Of Increased Spread
4:19am
WAOW. More COVID-19 variant cases found in Eau Claire County

Statewide

3:37pm
AARP Wisconsin. Community Challenge granp program accepting 2021 applications. 

Courts

12:24pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synposes February 2021. 
9:50am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Stanley Whitmore Davis. 

Education

2:54pm
UW-Eau Claire. UW-Eau Claire ranks among top U.S. producers of Fulbright students
2:00pm
UW-Whitewater. How to prevent more COVID-19 deaths? It’s as simple as more mask wearing, according to study
1:53pm
The Tosa Compass. Wauwatosa West student named 2021 Wisconsin Journalism Education Association Student Journalist of the Year. 
12:23pm
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Dr. Deborah Bilzing - 2021 Mary Gehrke-McAllister Leadership Award Recipient. 
12:19pm
UW-Green Bay. Wisconsin Partnership Program Will Provide Vaccination Assistance From Nursing Students
10:55am
UW-Stout. International Mother Language Day Celebration Feb. 23
9:50am
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. To move onward with in-person classes for fall 2021 semester. 
8:46am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Ophelia King - 2021 Friend of School Counseling Award. 
4:24am
UW-Eau Claire. Chancellor Schmidt, university leaders conduct first campus live briefing of 2021. 

Local

5:35am
Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson. County Election Commission reports unofficial 2021 Spring Primary and Special Election results. 
4:21am
Racine PD. Officer Jennifer Diener Memorial Scholarship. 

4:03am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Fiserv Forum reopens at limited capacity, with COVID protocols

Congress

12:57pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads Colleagues to Call on Biden Administration to Fully Fund Community Development Block Grant Program.
11:02am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Statement on Sen. Baldwin leading Senate subcommittee. 
11:00am
Protect Our Care Wisconsin. What Open Enrollment Looks Like Under President Biden After Four Years of Trump Sabotage
9:47am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Thune. Lead Bipartisan Push to Make More Farmers and Ranchers Eligible for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

4:11am
AP. Biden reframes goal on reopening of elementary schools
4:07am
Wausau Daily Herald. Milwaukee takes center stage as Joe Biden pitches $1.9 trillion COVID relief, seeks to reassure Americans
4:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Biden Makes Pledge During Milwaukee Town Hall To Vaccinate All Those Interested By July

Tuesday February 16, 2021

Budget Address

7:34pm
Budget In Brief.
7:31pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers 2021-23 Biennial Budget Message.
2:50pm
Gov. Evers. Excerpts from 2021-23 Budget Message.

Budget

4:03pm
American Society of Civil Engineers Wisconsin Section. Urges lawmakers to prioritize infrastructure. 
11:14am
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, Wisconsin Laborers' District Council, IUOE Local 139, Iron Workers Local 8. Labor leaders voice support for the I-94 East-West Corridor Project. 
8:56am
Wisconsin Ag Groups. Applaud focus on broadband accessibility, affordability. 

4:36am
Racine Journal Times. Evers wants to allow cities, counties to increase sales taxes; Racine County's response is lukewarm
4:28am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Evers’ proposed $100 million VC fund an important step to support Wisconsin startups, supporters say
4:24am
Fox 11. Proposed sales tax increase would need referendum, local governments share potential plans

Senate Floor Session

4:26pm
Sen. Felzkowski. Senate passes crucial legislation improving access to prescription drugs. 
3:49pm
Sen. Jacque. Bill to protect public safety employees' mental health passes Senate. 
2:39pm
Sen. Larson. The power of informed choice: Passage of SB3 a leap forward for prescription drug reform. 
2:17pm
Sen. Jacque. Bills protecting freedom to worship and preventing forced vaccinations pass Senate. 
1:43pm
Wisconsin Dental Association. Praises Senate passage of SB 13.

Assembly Floor Session

4:50pm
Rep. Steineke. Approves aid for local businesses. 
4:49pm
Rep. Plumer. Votes to help local businesses. 
4:28pm
Rep. Considine. On passage of AB 2.
4:16pm
Rep. Macco. Praises passage of Assembly Bill 2. 
4:13pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Public Defender bill heads to governor's desk. 
4:09pm
Rep. Magnafici. Votes to prevent PPP tax. 

Legislative

4:51pm
Rep. Tusler. Comments on Wisonisn's fiscal status ahead of budget address. 
2:06pm
Rep. Kitchens. To host virtual listening sessions. 
2:04pm
Rep. Dittrich. Column: Gaslighting marijuana. 
12:32pm
Rep. Allen. Celebrates independent thinkers during Black History Month. 
8:59am
WMC. Calls on Lawmakers to Protect Small Businesses from Unexpected PPP Taxes

9:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Republicans hire redistricting lawyers that could cost $1 million or more
4:23am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Legislature to Vote on Half-Billion Dollar Tax Cut
4:22am
WSAW. Four lawmakers introduce legislation for Bart Starr Memorial Bridge

State Agencies

3:58pm
DOJ. Death investigation in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
1:21pm
DOT. Three scenic routes on Wisconsin waterfront win national designations. 

4:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. State of Wisconsin Investment Board director David Villa dies at age 66
4:26am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin DNR to issue 4,000 licenses for February wolf hunt; state appeals court order

Economy/Business

3:06pm
WEC Energy Group. Announces plan for Wisconsin's first large-scale solar and battery storage project

Coronavirus

12:58pm
The Hill. Biden to increase number of vaccine doses to states
4:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Nears 1M Vaccine Doses Administered As New COVID-19 Cases Continue To Decline
4:25am
WTMJ. With COVID-19 hospitalizations down in Wisconsin, officials warn of letting guard down
4:24am
WKOW. Mercyhealth canceling hundreds of first-dose vaccine appointments for second straight week
4:23am
WKBT. DHS invests $6.1 million to promote equity in COVID-19 vaccine program
4:23am
WQOW. Wisconsin COVID-19 numbers at lowest level in 5 months
4:22am
AP. Vaccine delays leave grocery workers feeling expendable

Education

4:00pm
Marquette University. Northwestern Mutual exec to discuss Black entrepreneurship in virtual “On the Issues,” Feb. 17
3:45pm
UW-Whitewater. More than $4 million in emergency COVID-19 financial assistance coming for students
 
12:35pm
UW-River Falls. Alum Michael Mader honored as 2021 AACSB Influential Leader. 
12:18pm
Wisconsin School Counelor Association. Jennifer Betters-Bubon - 2021 Research and Professional Writing Award. 
11:17am
UW-Stout. Students’ alternative design for cube packaging of coconut oil wins national award
9:18am
UW-Green Bay. Helping Northeast Wisconsin Tourism Bounce Back
9:04am
DPI. Seeking additional Wisconsinites to test internet speed
8:57am
UW-Stout. Diversity Week Feb. 22-26 to celebrate visible and invisible identities
4:30am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Kelly Curtis - 2021 Equity in Action Award. 
4:29am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Franklin Middle School, Janesville, WI - 2021 Wisconsin School Counseling Team Award. 

9:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System Leaders Discussing Ways To Consolidate 2-Year Campuses With Tech Colleges
4:24am
WISC. ‘Schools can open safely’: Even though CDC guidance labels Dane County high transmission community, students can go back to the classroom

Local

12:37pm
Milwauke Council President Johnson, Alder Zamarripa. Wausau committee approves ban on conversion therapy. 
8:58am
Empower Wisconsin. Madison mayor takes from unemployed to fill city budget hole. 

Congress

3:51pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Reintroduces the Exposing the Financing of Human Trafficking Act
8:58am
Opportunity Wisconsin. New $1M TV Ad Campaign Urges Senator Ron Johnson to Stop Blocking Relief Checks

9:03am
USA Today. Biden to visit Milwaukee, his first official trip, with Trump's impeachment trial out of the way
4:26am
WISN. President Biden to push $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package in Milwaukee
4:25am
The Hill. Ron Johnson says Capitol attack 'didn't seem like an armed insurrection'
4:21am
Fox 6. Milwaukee leaders 'excited' for Biden's 1st official trip outside DC

Monday February 15, 2021

Budget

4:35pm
RENEW Wisconsin. Commends budget proposal to inveet in Wisconsin's clean energy workforce. 
4:00pm
WEDA. Thanks Governor Evers for commitment to economic development. 
3:55pm
Wisconsin Restaurant Association. Supports workforce development in state budget prioirities. 
2:20pm
DATCP Sec. Designeee Romanski. Governor Evers' proposed budget invests in agriculture. 
1:06pm
Sen. Stroebel. I will oppose marijuana legalization. 
3:46am
Wisconsin Startup Coalition. Applauds Governor Evers’ Proposed $100m Venture Capital ‘Fund of Funds’ Program
3:45am
Rep. Neubauer. Governor's budget prioritizies economic recovery, green jobs. 
3:44am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Evers budget plan for $100-million fund praised.
3:43am
Gov. Evers. Announces Badger Bounceback Budget Investments to Support Small Business, Kickstart Innovation

1:16pm
Cap Times. Democrats expect Evers' second budget address will emphasize core values
1:14pm
WFRV. Sen. Stroebel opposes Gov. Evers’ plan for legalizing marijuana
4:15am
Spectrum News. Hemp Farmers and Processors Talk About the Impact of Legalizing Marijuana in Wisconsin
3:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers Proposes $329M In Economic Development As Part Of Next State Budget
3:38am
WKOW. Gov. Evers to present budget proposal this week
3:38am
NBC 15. Restaurants excited about Gov. Evers’ budget proposal for small business recovery
3:37am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Gov. Evers thinks plan to legalize, tax recreational marijuana could pass
3:35am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Proposes $100 Million for New Venture Capital Fund

Legislative

5:01pm
Rep. McGuire. Authors AB2 amendment. 
4:38pm
Rep. Considine. On physician assistant bill. 
4:37pm
Sen. Ballweg. Column: Know your risk. 
4:06pm
Rep. Hintz. Assembly Dems introduce amendment to deliver relief for small businesses. 
4:03pm
Sen. Testin, Rep. Macco. Elder Abuse Task Force bills appear set to advance. 
12:24pm
Sen. Pfaff. Column: Affordable healthcare is long overdue. 
12:22pm
Reps. Steffen, Macco, Shelton; Sen. Wimberger. Green Bay legislators introduce bill to name Walnut Street Bridge after Packers legend. 
11:13am
Reps. Summerfield, James; Sen. Bernier. Chippewa Valley legislators applaud HPE Enerprise Zone. 
11:10am
Sen. Bernier. To Biden administration and Congress: End the delay!

State Agencies

5:02pm
ETF Sec. Conlin. Villa was a ‘Leading Light’ in Investment and Public Pension World
4:54pm
SWIB. Announces the Passing of Its Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer David Villa
4:08pm
WHEDA. Federal housing tax credit changes, WHEDA adaptations expected to create more affordable housing for Wisconsin
4:03pm
DNR. Wisconsin DNR Announces February Wolf Harvest Season
3:53pm
DFI. John Grande named Division of Banking Administrator. 
1:12pm
Citizens Utility Board. A step forward for low income customers.
12:12pm
DATCP. Nomination period open for Wisconsin Potato Industry Board. 
11:11am
WHEDA. Training, research partnership to boost supportive housing statewide
10:08am
PSC. Announces requirement for utilities to file workforce and supplier diversity, affordability data. 
10:06am
DOA. People's Maps Commission seeks public comment. 
10:03am
DOT. It’s not too late to obtain an ID to vote in the Spring Primary
9:07am
DATCP. Secretary-designee applauds Sen. Baldwin's appointment to Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture. 

1:16pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin regulators seek workforce diversity, energy burden data from utilities
1:13pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wolf Hunt Approved in Wisconsin as Legal Fight Continues
3:36am
WTMJ. Wisconsin DNR to recommend harvest quota of 200 wolves

Economy/Business

10:07am
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employemnt Update. 
10:05am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Georgia-Pacific, Mead & Hunt added to major firm list for virtual March 17 Tech Summit. 

3:39am
WQOW. State economist discusses 2021 job outlook

Coronavirus

2:21pm
DHS. Investing $6.1 Million to Promote Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Program
10:09am
DMA. 15 FEBRUARY UPDATE: Wisconsin National Guard continues COVID-19 testing throughout the state
3:42am
Gov. Evers. And First Lady Evers Receive First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

3:40am
Marshfield News Herald. 240,000 in Wisconsin fully vaccinated against COVID-19; state reports 503 cases, 1 death
3:38am
WISC. 503 new COVID cases reported while 7-day positivity rate drops to 3.2%
3:37am
WTMJ. ‘He shouldn’t have had to die’: COVID-19 infects half of Wisconsin inmates, five times the overall state rate
3:36am
WAOW. Wisconsin Gov. Evers gets vaccinated for coronavirus
3:35am
WSAW. Low coronavirus case numbers continue, state reports one new death Sunday

Statewide

4:35pm
Alliant Energy. As cold spell continues, offers customers tips to reduce energy usage. 
1:53pm
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. Know your rights: Resources for voters with disabilities. 

1:14pm
The Hill. Drug overdose crisis worsens in shadow of COVID-19 pandemic

Courts

4:05pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - order. 

Education

2:21pm
UW-Eau Claire. Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton receives MLK Social Justice Leadership Award
11:09am
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Policy ideas for the pandemic economy and beyond. 

1:16pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Marquette University Laid Off 39 In January. Staff And Students Fear More Cuts Are To Come
3:41am
La Crosse Tribune. UW System looking at consolidation between UW branch campuses, technical colleges

Local

9:08am
United Way of Dane County. HealthConnect is here to help Dane County residents pay for healthcare. 

3:39am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Cabin vs. campground battle heats up in Wisconsin lake country

Congress

4:36pm
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Applauds Baldwin appointment. 
4:00pm
U.S. Rep. Tiffany. Applauds Natural Resources Board for Unanimous Approval of Wolf Hunt

3:40am
Stevens Point Journal. Baldwin votes guilty, Johnson not guilty as Wisconsin's senators continue to be polar opposites on impeachment

Friday February 12, 2021

Governor

3:40am
WQOW. Evers declares energy emergency to ship in more heating oil, propane

Budget

3:43pm
Milwaukee Common Council Members. Sales tax proposal would increase revenue diversification, support local communities. 
12:43pm
WMC. Opposes Gov. Evers’ Plan to Raise Sales Tax
12:42pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Applauds Gov. Evers prioritizing mental health in 2021-2023 biennial budget proposal. 
11:28am
Medical College of Wisconsin. Applauds mental health investments. 
11:19am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Supports local finance option. 
11:17am
MMAC. Encourages support for Evers sales tax proposal. 
11:16am
MMAC, GMC, Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee. Business leaders, elected officials applauds Governor Evers' inclusion of local option sales tax in state budget. 
9:37am
Wisconsin Counties Association. Applauds Governor Evers' sales tax option. 
9:11am
Gov. Evers. Proposes plan to enhance local control, bolster local communities' recovery. 
9:07am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Transportation revenues sputter amid pandemic
3:50am
Gov. Evers. Delivers radio addres on investments supporting Wisconsin's kids, families, and caregivers. 

2:05pm
WKOW. Gas tax, registration revenues plummet during pandemic
2:02pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Proposes Allowing Local Governments to Raise Taxes

Legislative

11:27am
Assembly State Affairs Committee Democrats. Vote to support restaurants and bars, protect lottery. 
11:18am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Ag bills on the mooove. 
9:59am
Sen. Felzkowski, Rep. Callahan. Joint statement on wolf hunt ruling. 
9:37am
LAB. Report 21-3: Department of Employee Trust Funds. 

3:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republican Lawmakers Order Audit Of Wisconsin's Election System
3:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Businesses tied to Speaker Robin Vos and other lawmakers could see taxes cut after they took PPP loans
3:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Legislative committee authorizes audit of 2020 election administration
3:41am
WKOW. Democrats seek to take up COVID-19 relief items as separate bills

State Agencies

3:11pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Issues permits. 
1:42pm
DHS. Wisconsin receives 988 state planning grant. 
11:44am
DNR. Wisconsin Natural Resources Baord announces special meeting Feb. 15. 
11:24am
DATCP. Nomination period open for Ginseng Board of Wisconsin. 
9:36am
WEDC. Ashland business wins Main Street Makeover Contest

2:06pm
Cap Times. Report: COVID-19 protocols reduced number of Wisconsin youth in detention
3:46am
Cap Times. Wisconsin officials seek to bolster local resources to address mental health crises
3:42am
WISN. Foxconn appears on the verge of a new contract with the state
3:41am
WISC. From pandemic response to Washington: Wisconsin National Guard steps up to ‘absolutely incredible and unprecedented year’
3:39am
WSAW. AG calls for overhauling Wisconsin’s broken mental health system
3:39am
U.S. News & World Report. Broad Coalition Recommends Emergency Detention Improvements

Economy/Business

12:40pm
Charter Communications. To Introduce Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE for Spectrum Mobile™ Customers, Starting Feb. 12
9:13am
New North, Microsoft, gener8tor, American Family Insurance, Thrivent. Partner for third round of Upskilling program. 

Coronavirus

3:46am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. 13% of EC County has gotten a dose of the vaccine, but demand is outpacing supply
3:44am
Racine Journal Times. New COVID vaccine data: 8.8% of Racine County, 11.1% of Wisconsinites have received at least 1 dose
3:43am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan County is behind Wisconsin's pace in COVID-19 vaccinations as health officials blame supply
3:41am
Fox 11. Walgreens locations in Wisconsin beginning to receive COVID-19 vaccine
3:37am
WXPR. Walgreens to Start Vaccinating in Wisconsin, DHS Releases County-Specific Vaccine Data
3:37am
Fox 6. Wisconsin's COVID-19 vaccine rollout faces equity questions

Statewide

11:28am
AFT Local 212 at MATC. Welcomes Milwaukee PBS Production Engineers and Specialists. 
9:08am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Members set policy priorities. 

Courts

3:38am
U.S. News & World Report. Judge Orders DNR to Start Wolf Hunt This Month

Education

9:09am
UW-Platteville. To build largest state-owned solar array

2:03pm
AP, CDC: Strong evidence in-person schooling can be done safely
3:43am
WXOW. Wisconsin State Building Commission approves $2.1M in work at UW-La Crosse
3:39am
Politico. CDC guidance on schools is coming. That might not settle a heated debate.

Local

11:20am
Community CoWorks. Launches virtual mail service. 
3:48am
Milwaukee Alds. Johnson, Dimitrijevic. DHS launches new COVID-19 vaccine dashboard. 

3:40am
WKBT. City of La Crosse hires attorneys to fight water contamination problems on French Island

Congress

4:04pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. House Committee Approves Legislation to Expand American Production of Pandemic Supplies
12:41pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. House Committee Approves CDC Funding Championed by Baldwin to Track Coronavirus Variants
11:23am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Will Chair Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, and Food and Drug Administration

Thursday February 11, 2021

Governor

4:44pm
Gov. Evers. Announces Building Commission approves projects. 
4:10pm
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order #108 declaring an energy emergency. 

Budget

8:54am
WI Counties Association, Wisconsin Sheriff's, WPA/WACEP Emergency Psych Taskforce. Statement on governor's proposed investment in mental health and emergency detention reform. 
4:17am
Rep. Neubauer. Governor's budget invests in mental health. 

Legislative

4:25pm
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Joint Legislative Audit Committee approves comprehensive review of elections administration. 
4:24pm
Rep. Tusler. Praises Audit Committee for election audit. 
4:12pm
Sen. Jacque. Assists area conservation groups in project funding. 
4:09pm
Rep. Allen. Joint Legislative Audit Committee approves audit of elections administration. 
2:22pm
Rep. Summerfield, Sen. Bernier. Reintroduce workforce housing tax credit program. 
2:20pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Thanks committee for standing up for struggling Wisconsin small businesses. 
2:19pm
Sens. Agard, Carpenter; Reps. Hesselbein, Hong. Democratic joint statement on audit of 2020 elections. 
2:15pm
Sen. Stafsholt. A victory for the rule of law. 
2:12pm
Rep. Neylon. Votes to demand Wisconsin Elections Commission follow state law. 
1:41pm
Rep. Considine. Receives Legislative Excellence Award. 
12:11pm
Rep. Subeck. Republicans again sow seeds of distrust and impugn election integrity with move to micromanage Wisconsin Elections Commission ability to protect voter health and safety. 
10:31am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Testimony for hearing on proposed audit of election administration. 
4:18am
Rep. Hesselbein. Sporting Heritage Committee chair denies remote participation again. 

11:11am
Cap Times. Wisconsin lawmakers work to revive bills left for dead during last legislative session
11:10am
Brownfield Ag News. Wisconsin lawmakers consider funding cranberry & potato research. 
4:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Lawmakers Approve Plan To Give In-Person Schools More Federal Coronavirus Aid
4:12am
Stevens Point Journal. Republican lawmaker tells election officials to change how they handle voting at nursing homes
4:09am
WKOW. Wisconsin racial disparities task force members remain committed to work following ‘political loser’ comment
4:08am
U.S. News & World Report. Committee Approves Business Tax Deductions for PPP Loans

State Agencies

4:13pm
ABC of Wisconsin. Supports UI work search waiver during pandemic. 
3:34pm
DWD. New emergency rule waives work search requirement for unemployment benefits
2:21pm
Wisconsin Lottery. $1,000,000 Mega Millions ticket purchased in Chippewa Falls claimed. 
2:18pm
DMA. Spread across the Middle East, Wisconsin Guard medevac unit answering the call on overseas deployment
2:14pm
DOJ. Coalition of Health Care, Advocates, Criminal Justice Partners Issue Recommendations to Reform State’s Crisis Mental Health Response
2:13pm
DFI. Nominations for the 2020 Governor's Financial Literacy Awards are open. 
12:09pm
AARP Wisconsin. Says task force proposals will strengthen workers' retirement security. 
10:07am
DNR. Environmental Review Of City Of West Allis Project For Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
10:03am
DATCP. Schools, institutions invited to register for Wisconsin's chili lunch. 

4:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Worker Shortage At Wisconsin Prisons Leaves 40 Percent Of Jobs Unfilled At Waupun
4:13am
La Crosse Tribune. DNR warns Wisconsin water works to update security after Florida system hacked

Economy/Business

4:11am
WQOW. Western District of WI leads nation in farm bankruptcies
4:07am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin Leads Nation in Farm Bankruptcies By Wide Margin

Coronavirus

3:42pm
Survival Coalition. Update February 9: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Wisconsin
12:13pm
DHS. Releases New COVID-19 Vaccine Data Dashboard
12:10pm
AARP Wisconsin. New analysis shows COVID-19 cases declining in Wisconsin nursing homes. 
10:08am
DHS. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program Launches as Wisconsin Vaccination Rollout Reaches Major Milestones

4:12am
Janesville Gazette. Mercyhealth cancels 650 COVID-19 vaccine appointments citing no shipment from state
4:10am
WEAU. Mayo Clinic Health System warns of new COVID-19 strains
4:10am
Fox 11. New COVID-19 cases continue to decline in Wisconsin
4:09am
WISN. Waukesha County exhausts week's supply of 1,000 COVID-19 doses

Statewide

10:13am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Election Protection Report Shows Marked Improvement Between April and November 2020 Election
10:02am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Election Protection Report Shows Marked Improvement Between April and November 2020 Election
8:52am
Alliant Energy. Communities received $8.7 million from Alliant Energy to support customers in 2020

Courts

2:14pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Judge Orders Wisconsin DNR to Hold February 2021 Gray Wolf Hunt
10:09am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Daniel Parks. 
10:09am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Alfonso C. Loayza.

3:00pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Judge Orders Start to Wolf Hunt This Month
10:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Environmental groups sue government agencies that approved high-voltage power line in southwestern Wisconsin

Education

4:23pm
Marquette University. Receives $1 million gift to preserve historic St. Joan of Arc Chapel
4:11pm
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. The future of higher education. 
3:41pm
UW-Stevens Point. Theatre and Dance season to be offered virtually this spring
2:59pm
Marquette University. Announces President’s Challenge—Racial Justice and Equity Response
12:13pm
Alverno College. To Expand Nursing Program to Arizona,
Open Clinical Learning Center for Direct Entry Master’s Program
12:12pm
UW-Madison. Driving Wisconsin’s economy, now and into the future
10:57am
UW-Whitewater. Web resource enriches Hmong education across the U.S.
10:32am
UW-Stout. New university guide provides tools for understanding race, racism and anti-racism
8:56am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. STUDY: Spring 2020 School Closures May Result in $7 Billion Lifetime Earnings Loss to Wisconsin Students
8:50am
Herb Kohl Philanthropies. Funds all Wisconsin education project requests on DonorsChoose. 
4:16am
Marquette University. Marquette School of Dentistry, Physical Therapy Clinic partner for comprehensive TMD treatment

4:15am
Portage Daily Register. Portage middle, high schoolers could resume in-person learning four days a week before end of year
4:10am
WBAY. Manitowoc School District to offer in-person classes five days a week

Congress

2:12pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Vitamin D Resolution
4:19am
U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald. Offers Amendment Directing SBA to Report on Federal Minimum Wage Impact

4:12am
Wausau Daily Herald. In their prosecution of Trump, Democrats invoke Wisconsin Republican Mike Gallagher, who pleaded with Trump to call off Capitol rioters
4:11am
The Hill. Deficit hits $736 billion in first third of year

Wednesday February 10, 2021

Governor

4:23pm
Our Wisconsin Revolution. Organizations, officials, candidates call for immediate action by Governor Evers during cold weather sheltering emergency. 
3:28pm
Gov. Evers. Orders flags to half-staff in honor of former Wisconsin Fire Inspector David Jerald Tomlinson of the Poynett-Dekorra Fire Department. 

Budget

4:53pm
Kids Forward. Praises the governor's efforts to expand access to health insurance by expanding BadgerCare. 
2:19pm
Survival Coalition. Applauds proposed mental health investments. 
1:41pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Commends Governor Evers' mental health budget initiatives. 
1:16pm
Sen. Agard. Sends letter to JFC co-chairs in support of keeping legalization of marijuana in state budget.  Letter.
1:14pm
Wisconsin Personal Services Association. Applauds Governor Evers for funding Task Force on Caregiving recommendations in 2021-23 state budget. 
12:11pm
DVA Sec. Kolar. Statement regarding investment in veterans mental health services in Gov. Evers' budget. 
10:58am
Wisconsin BPDD. Supports governor's proposal to invest in critical mental health supports, expand BadgerCare. 
10:56am
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on Gov. Evers' mental health budget initiatives. 
10:54am
Rep. Subeck. Praises governor's plan for regional crisis centers to keep detained individuals in crisis closer to home. 
9:24am
DPI. Stanford Taylor statement on Gov. Evers’ budget proposal for student mental health needs
9:21am
Gov. Evers. Budget to Include More Than $150 Million investment in Critical Mental Health Services for Wisconsinites, Expand BadgerCare

1:37pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Renewing Call for Medicaid Expansion Opposed by GOP
4:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Tony Evers seeks to allow people to use family leave when their child care providers are closed
4:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers To Propose State Spending Increase For Struggling Child Care, Long-Term Care Industries
4:13am
U.S. News & World Report. Gov. Evers Proposes Creating $500 Caregiver Tax Credit

Legislative

3:29pm
WMC. Legislation Protecting Businesses from Facing Unexpected PPP Taxes Moves Closer to Becoming Law
2:27pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Marklein, Born. JFC puts kids first, rewards in-person schools.
12:09pm
Sen. Bewley, Rep. Hintz. Legislative Democrats look to revive COVID-19 compromise. 
10:55am
Sen. Kapenga. Consequences of legalizing marijuana would be disastrous for Wisconsin. 
9:23am
Sen. Nass. Joint Committee to force Wisconsin Elections Commission to comply with state law. Leg. Council.
9:15am
Rep. Brandtjen. Asks WEC to follow law and require SVDs in care facilities. 

2:34pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin politicians are asking Wauwatosa, West Allis and Milwaukee schools to have 'entirely' in-person learning
1:38pm
WSAW. Wisconsin retirement ‘crisis’ target of new recommendations
4:18am
La Crosse Tribune. Republican health committee leaders offer differing views on future COVID-19 legislation
4:15am
WKOW. Lagging population growth a challenge for Wisconsin
4:13am
WCLO. Spreitzer introduces ranked choice voting legislation

State Agencies

1:17pm
DNR. Additional Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Marinette And Oconto Counties
10:52am
DATCP. Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board election results announced. 
9:20am
OCI. Insurance Commissioner, DATCP Warn Wisconsinites to Watch for Health Insurance Scams
9:17am
State Treasurer Godlewski. Governor's Task Force unveils innovative, bipartisan proposals to strengthen retirement security for Wisconsin workers and family. 

4:23am
WKOW. Allowing UI waiting period to resume costing state $1.3M per week

Economy/Business

2:38pm
Madison Region Economic Partnership. Gov. Tony Evers Appoints MadREP President & CEO Jason Fields to Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy and Capability
9:21am
Alliant Energy. Wisconsin cities grow by $326.4 million with help from Alliant Energy

4:16am
Fox 11. Marinette Marine breaks ground on building for frigate ships
4:12am
AP. Taxing time: How the pandemic will affect filing your taxes

Coronavirus

1:49pm
Waukesha County Health and Human Services. Waukesha County Expo Center Community Vaccination Clinic will administer 1,000 vaccines today. 
1:15pm
Rep. Conley. Wisconsin's first community-based Covid-19 vaccination center: Blackhawk Technical College. 

1:37pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee County Mayors Want Answers On State's Vaccine Distribution
4:23am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association asks for clerks, poll works to be in 1B vaccine group
4:17am
Cap Times. Progress in driving COVID-19 numbers down in Wisconsin could be 'undone' by new variants
4:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Thousands of Wisconsin vaccine appointments have been canceled or delayed because of uncertainty over vaccine supply
4:15am
WISC. ‘There’s really a big mismatch’: UW Health continues to receive low vaccine supply, despite caring for large population of patients 65 and older
4:15am
NBC 15. Wis. seven-day average COVID-19 cases drops below 1,000 for first time in 5 months
4:14am
CBS 58. 1 in 4 Milwaukee police officers has contracted COVID-19
4:12am
U.S. News & World Report. Second Case of Coronavirus Variant Detected in Wisconsin

Statewide

12:06pm
Agri-View. Rural-broadband efforts accelerate

Courts

1:48pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - Motion of Wisconsin Legislature for leave to file a non-party brief in support of petitioner. 
1:47pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - Non-party brief of amicus curiae Wisconsin Legislature in support of petitioner. 
4:33am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Kaul v. Legislature - Supplemental appendix to reply memo.
4:33am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Kaul v. Legislature - Reply memo in support of petitioner's petition for an original action and request for temporary injunctive relief and in opposition to respondents' cross-petition for an original aciton. 

4:24am
Milwaukee Jounal Sentinel. Prominent GOP donor asks state Supreme Court to block latest Tony Evers mask mandate
4:16am
WBAY. Evers’ latest health emergency order challenged in Wisconsin Supreme Court

Education

2:56pm
UW-Eau Claire. Pianist to perform two recitals featuring underrepresented composers
2:31pm
UW-Stout. Online digital marketing program helps working mom pursue her passion
12:10pm
Marquette University. Redistricting conversation continues on virtual “On the Issues,” Feb. 11
12:07pm
UW-Whitewater. Launches a new major in legal studies
11:10am
UW-Madison. Mystery disease at Sierra Leone chimpanzee sanctuary linked to bacterial infection
10:51am
UW-Stout. Burr on fur: Alum, son part of Canadian polar bear tracking project

2:32pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. With Enrollment Down And Costs Up, School Districts Brace For Layoffs
1:36pm
WISC. Madison Metropolitan School District beginning phased return to in-person learning
4:14am
WAOW. Wisconsin Rapids secondary school students headed back to classroom 4-days a week

Local

10:57am
Milwaukee County Sup. Nicholson. Supports county and state efforts to end marijuana prohibition. 
4:31am
Milwaukee County Sup. Ortiz-Velez. Introduces proposal reducing penalty for marijuana possession. 

4:17am
WKBT. Attorney puts City of La Crosse on notice for PFAS contamination
4:11am
Fox 6. Proposed: Reduce fine for marijuana possession in Milwaukee Co. to $1

Congress

10:53am
Protect Our Care Wisconsin. American Rescue Plan Includes Critical Medicaid Expansion Measures
9:20am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Braun, Whitehouse, Brown. Lead Senate Introduction of Bipartisan Medicaid Reentry Act

Tuesday February 9, 2021

Governor

11:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Tony Evers appoints Democratic donor to UW Board of Regents

Budget

4:35pm
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Governor Evers proposed budget investments reflect current needs. 
4:34pm
Leading Age Wisconsin. Applauds governor's long-term care budget proposals. 
2:37pm
Disability Service Provider Network. Governor Evers continues investment in Wisconsin's long-term caregivers.
2:33pm
Kids Forward. Applauds the governor's recommendations for improving access to early education. 
2:15pm
WHCA/WiCAL. Gov. Evers' budget proposal invests in providers and caregivers. 
2:14pm
Wisconsin Assisted Living Association. Appreciates governor's proposed investment in long-term care.
1:49pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Applauds the governor's budget proposal investing in children, families, and caregivers. 
1:29pm
Wisconsin BPDD. Governor's budget foreshadows critical investments to support caregivers, people with disabilities. 
12:15pm
AARP Wisconsin. Supports for family caregivers a welcome sight in governor's budget.
12:12pm
Alzheimer's Association. Applauds Governor Evers historic investments to support Alzheimer's and dementia. 
9:32am
The Arc Wisconsin. Applauds the Governor’s Proposed Investment in Family Caregivers and the Direct Care Workforce
9:30am
Gov. Evers. Announces Hundreds of Millions in Investments Supporting Wisconsin's Kids, Families, and Caregivers

Legislative

4:48pm
Rep. Emerson. Statement on racist incident at UWEC. 
4:47pm
Rep. Myers. Reintroduces CROWN Act aimed at eliminating hair discrimination in Wisconsin. 
4:43pm
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Community Health Centers highlight impacts of state funding on patient access to oral health care and behavioral health treatment.  Information packet.
4:41pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Supports food labeling bills. 
4:34pm
Rep. Vining. Advocates for standalone COVID-19 relief bills. 
2:54pm
Sen. Testin, Rep. Tusler. Law enforcement bill enhances standards. 
1:27pm
Sen. Wimberger. Statement on Green Bay Area Public Schools vote to reopen classrooms. 
12:16pm
Sen. Marklein, Rep. Tranel, Rep. Moses. Re-iintroduce Truth in Food Labeling legislation. 
11:03am
Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association. Supports meat labeling requirements. 
11:02am
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Calls for quick action on truth-in-labeling bills. 
10:59am
Dairy Business Association. Urges Senate to support truth in labeling. 

4:07am
WISC. Gov. Evers wants to legalize marijuana in Wisconsin. Local law enforcement agencies say they’ll adapt if approved
4:06am
CBS 58. GOP lawmaker pushes to legalize medical marijuana, calls recreational a ‘non-starter’
4:01am
Fox 6. WI Republican says marijuana proposal 'likely to be dead upon arrival'

State Agencies

2:33pm
DOR. Lottery credit lowers tax bills for Wisconsin homeowners. 
2:13pm
DNR. Environmental Review Of City Of Mayville Project
For Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
12:15pm
OCI. Bulletin, February 9, 2021, Voluntary Participation in Special Enrollment Period for Products Offered Outside the Federal Marketplace
11:04am
DOJ. Serial Sex Offender Convicted of Sexual Assault After Backlogged Kit is Tested
10:16am
DNR. Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan For
Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Jefferson And Rock Counties Virtual Public Meeting Feb. 23
9:17am
AG Kaul. Reminds Wisconsinites about Internet Safety Resources on Safer Internet Day
9:17am
WEDC. City of Madison receives $250,000 state grant to redevelop idle site

4:03am
WCLO. Peoples Maps Commission holds virtual public hearing for 1st Congressional District

Economy/Business

12:14pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. 2021 'white papers' urge investing in workforce, capital and broadband. 
9:18am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Two Wisconsin cities among Top 20 Cities for Veteran Entrepreneurs

11:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. One-week waiting period for unemployment benefits is reinstated as pandemic job losses continue

Coronavirus

4:36pm
Waukesha County Health and Human Services. Statement regarding COVID-19 variant strain. 
12:18pm
Stop the Spread Coalition. "The Fight's Not Over Yet"
10:57am
DHS. And Laboratory Partners Identify Second Case of Variant Strain B.1.1.7 of SARS-CoV-2 in Wisconsin
10:15am
Survival Coalition. Survey of WI disability community shows disproportionate impacts of COVID. Findings. Stories.
9:29am
Findley Foundation. Community COVID-19 vaccine program targets vulnerable populations in Milwaukee. 

4:09am
Marshfield News Herald. Wisconsin moves to top of nation in daily COVID-19 vaccinations as plans for free clinics ramp up
4:09am
La Crosse Tribune. Gundersen Health: Vaccine supply falling short
4:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. In 'Tremendous Achievement,' More Than One-Third Of State's Seniors Vaccinated Against COVID-19
4:08am
Fox 11. Wisconsin sees fewest new COVID-19 cases since August
4:07am
WKOW. Dane County raises gathering limits in new health order
4:05am
WTMJ. Advocate Aurora loosening its visitor policy as COVID-19 cases decrease
4:04am
WTMJ. Milwaukee County mayors demand answers on state's vaccine allotment

Statewide

2:31pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Report: Wisconsin’s Billionaires Got $11.1B Richer During the Pandemic
4:15am
SEIU Healthcare. Ten years after Act 10, new polling finds Wisconsinites solidly support unions. 

Courts

4:40pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - Petitioner's supplmental appendix in support of his emergency motion for a temporary injunction. 
4:39pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers - Petitioner's memo in support of his emergency motion for a temporary injunction. 
4:38pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Evers. - Petitioner's emergency motion for a temporary injunction. 
9:15am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Waupaca County v. K.E.K.

4:04am
WAOW. Semco lawsuit: lawmaker and enforcer respond

Education

4:37pm
UW-Eau Claire. Blugolds help native Spanish speakers better access health care in the Chippewa Valley
4:37pm
UW-Stout. Art kits give 3D Design students the tools they need to learn online this semester
2:14pm
Marquette University. To confer honorary degrees on Rev. Gregory Boyle, S.J., Sister Josephe Marie Flynn, SSND
1:30pm
UW-Eau Claire. Leading the state in research-based innovation: Liz Glogowski
1:28pm
UW-Green Bay. Rising Phoenix Launches Year Two of Highly Successful Collaboration Between UW-Green Bay & Manitowoc Lincoln High School
11:00am
DPI. Department will hold hearing on proposed rule relating to changes to criteria for specific learning disabilities
9:24am
UW-Madison Extension. Webinar: Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program. 
9:19am
UW-Madison. Launches new online degrees in business and marketplace studies through UW–Madison Online

11:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. Middleton-Cross Plains School Board votes to return students to in-person hybrid learning
4:11am
WBAY. GBAPSD votes in favor of in-person classes starting March 1
4:10am
Appleton Post Crescent. Kaukauna School Board votes for grades 5-12 to attend school face-to-face four days a week
4:10am
Wausau Daily Herald. Wausau School Board votes to resume in-person classes for middle and high school students
4:03am
Wisconsin State Journal. Middleton-Cross Plains School Board votes to return students to in-person hybrid learning

Local

2:16pm
Milwaukee Common Council. Continuing King Drive is continuing the legacy of Dr. King. 
10:11am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Partners Donate $70,000 to Dane County for 160 Acre Restoration Project at Pheasant Branch Conservancy

4:11am
WEAU. The CDC’s moratorium on evictions prevents some but not all cases of homelessness

Congress

4:13am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. And Colleagues Raise Alarm Over Revoked Transparency Measures

1:52pm
The Hill. Biden to visit Wisconsin in first official domestic trip
4:02am
WXPR. Sen. Baldwin Urges USDA to Make COVID Relief Funds Available to Timber Industry

Monday February 8, 2021

Governor

12:38pm
Gov. Evers. Appoints John W. Miller to the UW Board of Regents. 
11:43am
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order #106 Relating to the Creation of the Governor's Council on Financial Literacy and Capability

Budget

3:01pm
Wisconsin Land+Water. Applauds Governor Evers’ Investment in Agriculture and Conservation
11:36am
Rep. Vruwink. Pleased with announcement of historic investment in agriculture. 
4:10am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Commends Budget Plan To Legalize Marijuana, Reinvest Money Into Communities
4:09am
Sen. Agard. Supports Governor Evers' budget provision to legalize and tax marijuana in Wisconsin. 
4:08am
Gov. Evers. Proposes legalizing marijuana, investing portion of revenue in equity initiatives and rural schools. 

4:04am
WTMJ. Gov. Evers proposal to legalize, tax marijuana draws mixed reactions
4:03am
WEAU. Marijuana advocates weigh in on Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Wisconsin
4:02am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers' Budget Proposal Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
4:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers Proposes Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Under State Budget. Chippewa Herald

Legislative

4:54pm
Sen. Bernier. Marijunana statement. 
3:07pm
WMC. Urges Bipartisan Bill on COVID-19 Liability Protections Following Governor’s Veto
2:53pm
Rep. Brandtjen. Letter to Elections Commission regarding Special Voting Deputies. 
12:23pm
Rep. Macco. Governor Evers veto puts Wisconsinites at risk. 
12:19pm
Rep. Spreitzer, Sen. Larson. Introduce ranked-choice voting bill. 
11:44am
Sen. Ballweg. Letter to Gov. Evers.
11:41am
Rep. Vruwink. Accepts award from Wisconsin Dairy Business Association. 
9:18am
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Hearing scheduled on bill increaseing investment in Community Health Centers. 
9:09am
Wisconsin Startup Coalition. Releases 2021 policy recommendations. 

4:30am
New York Times. Wisconsin had a mask law. Then it didn’t. Then it did. Stay tuned.
4:05am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Senate panel considers bipartisan slate of alcohol bills

State Agencies

4:10pm
AG Kaul, DWD. Announce Lawsuit Against SEMCO, Inc. for Unpaid Wages, Benefits Totaling $ 682,864.90
2:56pm
DNR. Double Your Love For Nature This Valentine's Day
2:55pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Important Reminders for Voters about the February 16 Spring Primary 
2:54pm
Youth Justice Milwaukee. Calls for Transformation of the Wisconsin Youth Justice System as the State Acknowledges it Will Not Meet the July 2021 Deadline to Close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Prisons.
12:24pm
DOT. Steps to obtain an ID to vote explained
12:23pm
DNR. Great Lakes Fishing Guide Virtual Meeting Feb. 17
9:20am
WEDC. New round of grants to focus on aid to diverse entrepreneurs. 
9:07am
OCI. Encourages Wisconsinites to Consider Flood Insurance before Spring Flooding

Economy/Business

11:35am
Door County Economic Development Corporation. Julie Schmelzer, Door County native joins as the Director of Business Development. 

Coronavirus

3:00pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Dane County Health Department Relaxes Sports Restrictions After WILL Lawsuit
12:44pm
New North. UW-Oshkosh COVID-19 impact survey: Shop local campaigns helped, non-profit organizations report fundraising shortfalls. 
12:20pm
OCI. Insurance Commissioner, DATCP Warn of COVID Vaccine Scams
11:42am
DMA. 8 FEBRUARY UPDATE: Wisconsin National Guard continues COVID-19 testing throughout the state; some sites may close this week due to cold weather
11:40am
Madison & Dane County Public Health. Phased Reopening Continues with Latest Dane County Public Health Order
9:21am
Gov. Evers, DHS. Announce First Community-Based Vaccination Clinic in Rock County to Open February 16

1:38pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Announces New Vaccine Sites as Doses Increase
4:03am
WKOW. Wisconsin vaccine distribution improves, some challenges remain
4:03am
WBAY. Fewer than 1,000 people test positive for the coronavirus for the third time this month

Statewide

12:20pm
Transportation Development Association. Latest On The Go podcast features MMAC's Steve Bass on the importance of the I-94 East-West Project. 
11:45am
Dairyland Power Cooperative. Supports Great Rivers United Way. 
9:08am
Wisconsin Bowhunters Association. To partner with Wisconsin based Stay Sharp Guides for its 80th annual convention. 

12:39pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Activists Push For Police Firings, But Elected Officials Don't Have Power To Do That

Courts

12:40pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawsuit Aims To Halt Portion Of Waukesha's $286M Plan To Draw Water From Lake Michigan

Education

4:11pm
UW-Eau Claire. Research team studies effects of alcohol on older people
4:08pm
UW System. Statment on appointment of John W. Miller to the Baord of Regents. 
12:25pm
UW-River Falls. Implementing new COVID-19 testing this spring, hopeful for traditional fall semester. 
12:22pm
Maarquette University. Future of the Republican Party will be a topic for a virtual “On the Issues,” Feb. 9
12:21pm
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. (Revised) The future of higher education.
12:18pm
UW-Stout. Rogue Productions gives students hands-on experience in video, media industry
11:37am
UW-Madison. Viral sequencing catches mutations, guides effective public health response

Local

9:16am
Kawaunee County. Housing study focuses on quantity & quality.  Study.

Congress

4:09pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Visits Careers Industries, KANDU Industries to Highlight Importance of Protecting Jobs for Individuals with Disabilities
2:59pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Merkley; U.S. Rep. Moore. Introduce Legislation to Diversify the Perinatal Workforce and Improve Access to Maternity Care
11:26am
NFIB Wisconsin. Seventy-four percent of Wisconsin small buisnesses say increasing federal minimum wage would negatively impact their business. 

4:30am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: US Sen. Ron Johnson says there's no reason to impeach Trump
4:29am
The Hill. Congress mulls tightening eligibility for stimulus checks

Friday February 5, 2021

Governor

4:19am
Gov. Evers. Delivers radio address on his plan to reduce prescription drug costs for Wisconsinites. 

4:14am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Governor Issues New Mask Mandate After GOP Repeal
4:13am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers issues new statewide mask order after GOP votes to strike current measure down. Sheboygan Press. 
4:09am
WISN. Mask mandate fight amplifies political divide

Budget

3:42pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Statement on Governor Evers' state budget proposal. 
3:07pm
Dairy Business Association. Applauds Evers for ag support in budget plan. 
12:10pm
Sen. Pfaff. "Governor Evers' historic investment in agriculture is great for Wisconsin"
11:58am
Rep. Considine. Wisconsin's path forward: Agriculture. 
11:40am
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Conservation Voters applaud Gov. Evers' investments in agriculture conservation efforts
11:29am
Hunger Relief Foundation. Governor Evers proposes massive agriculture support package, earmarks $20M for food banks.
11:12am
Sen. Smith. Statement on Gov. Evers' critical budget investment in Wisconsin's agricultural industry. 
10:15am
Wisconsin Chesse Makers Association. Applauds Evers' budget plan to invest $43 million in Wisconsin agriculture. 
9:20am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Celebrates investment in Wisconsin agriculture and rural communities in Governor's budget. 
7:22am
Gov. Evers. Unveils historic investment proposal for Wisconsin's agriculture economy and farm families. 

11:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Evers Dedicates $43M To Agriculture, Rural Initiatives In State Budget

Senate Floor Session

4:42pm
Speaker Vos, Majority Leader LeMahieu. Joint statement on gubernatorial veto of AB1.
4:40pm
Sen. Wanggaard. (Updated) Statement on Evers' veto of COVID-relief bill.
3:43pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on Evers' veto of COVID-relief bill. 
3:02pm
Sen. Smith. Wisconsinites still waiting on COVID-19 relief thanks to Republicans. 
2:56pm
Gov. Evers. Vetoes GOP bill limiting response to pandemic. 
2:10pm
Sen. Larson. They wouldn't fight the fire: 296 days (and counting) of GOP inaction leaves us all burned. 
2:08pm
Sen. Felzkowski. Votes in favor of COVID-19 relief. 
2:06pm
Sen. Testin. Votes for passage of second major bill to address COVID-19. 
2:01pm
Sen. Ringhand. Statement on Assembly Bill 1. 
1:56pm
Sen. Wanggaard. COVID-relief bill heads to governor's desk. 
1:54pm
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Governor Evers: Businesses, schools need liability protection. 
1:53pm
Sen. Bewley. Extraordinary? An extraordinary failure...
1:10pm
Gov. Evers. To veto GOP bill limiting response to pandemic. 

3:36pm
WKOW. Gov. Evers vetoes latest GOP COVID-19 response bill citing lack of compromise
3:32pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers vetoes GOP-authored COVID-19 legislation

Legislative

5:01pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Shea. Legislative Republicans do not care about the health of Wisocnsin residents. 
11:42am
Rep. Vining. Supports wearing masks to save lives. 
11:39am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Back Assembly Bill 1 reforms, urges Governor Evers to sign bill. 
11:37am
Reps. Hintz, Spreitzer, Anderson, Sara Rodriguez; Sen. Erpenbach. Wisconsin Legislative Democrats introduce legislation to create new statewide mask order. 
11:33am
Rep. Sara Rodriguez. Authors legislation to create statewide mask order. 
11:32am
Rep. Shankland. Introduces legislation to create statewide mask order.  LRB-1809.
11:31am
Sen. Erpenbach. Democrats take action on public health. 
11:13am
Sen. Jacque. Named Wisconsin lead in national bipartisan group of conservation lawmakers. 
10:19am
Sen. Marklein. Column: The economic outlook for agriculture has improved. 
10:18am
Sen. Agard. The house is on fire and Republicans argue about process. 
10:17am
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Governor Evers issues a 5th illegal emergency health order. 

3:37pm
WISC. ‘A chance for Republicans to prove it:’ Wisconsin Democrats propose legislation for statewide mask mandate
4:15am
WSAW. Majority Leader LeMahieu urges high court to stop Evers’ new emergency order
4:14am
WKOW. Republican senator threatens new resolution to overturn latest mask order
4:14am
WEAU. Wisconsin legislators respond to back and forth argument over the mask mandate

State Agencies

10:21am
AG Kaul. Announces Settlement with County Materials Corp. to Resolve Wisconsin Air Law Violations at Janesville Facility

11:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. In Reversal For Jobless Wisconsinites, DWD Continues To Waive Work Search Requirements

Economy/Business

2:00pm
Sen. Feyen. The governor has 6.5 million reasons to sign bill. 
9:17am
Alliant Energy. Reminds customers to stay safe as winter storm brings bitter cold. 

11:48am
AP. US employers add just 49K jobs, underscoring virus’ damage
4:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Closed Casinos Mean Financial Struggles For Tribes, Drop In Payments To State. WTMJ
4:07am
Reuters. U.S. employment growth likely rebounded; more government money still needed

Coronavirus

3:05pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Memorializes residents lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
10:22am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. COVID-19 Data Dashboard Updated with New Vaccine Data
4:21am
Survival Coalition. Update February 2: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Wisconsin

3:36pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin surpasses 6,000 deaths from COVID-19
3:33pm
The Hill. CDC study: Mask mandates reduce COVID-19 hospitalizations
4:12am
AP. US virus deaths surpass 450K; daily toll is stubbornly high
4:11am
WKBT. La Crosse’s healthcare fighting COVID-19 vaccine supply
4:10am
Fox 11. Brown, Outagamie counties 'very high' for virus activity, most of the rest 'high'
4:10am
NBC 26. Health care leaders explain why Wisconsin rose to top 20 in vaccines administered nationally
4:09am
NBC 15. Rock Co. issues its own mask mandate
4:07am
The Hill. Johnson & Johnson requests emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine
4:05am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Health department: Mask order crucial to keep virus in check

Statewide

2:18pm
Michael Best. Announces Election of Eight Attorneys to Partnership
4:20am
Wisconsin Hospital Association, DATCP. Telephone Scams Targeting Wisconsin Hospital Patients Reported

4:11am
AP. Surprise tax forms reveal extent of unemployment fraud in US

Courts

4:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Consulting Firm To Pay State $10.3M For Their Role In Opioid Epidemic

Education

4:45pm
UW-Eau Claire. Board of Regents approves Haas Fine Arts Center renovations
3:29pm
Mount Mary University. Compass Year program for undecided students grows by 56 percent. 
2:19pm
UW-Stevens Point. College of Natural Resources marks 50 years with online alumni lecture series
2:17pm
UW-Stout. Study Abroad Fair Feb. 10 to offer segment on gaining employment skills
2:12pm
DPI. Will hold hearing on proposed rule relating to pupil nondiscrimination procedures
11:30am
UW System. Leaders discuss solutions for advancing Wisconsin teachers and education leaders. 
11:15am
UW-River Falls. Globally groundbreaking - To offer doctoral degre in Montessori studies. 

4:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Financial disaster': UW System campuses show $317.7 million in lost revenue, added expenses from COVID-19 in 2020
4:15am
U.S. News & World Report. Blank: UW-Madison Faces $320 Million Pandemic Loss by June
4:04am
Marquette University. Marquette University gifted $31 million for College of Nursing

Local

4:43pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Residents are Urged to Take Precautions as Temperatures Drop Below Freezing

4:06am
Cap Times. Milwaukee County considers leaving statewide organization after Dane County pulls out

Congress

2:08pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. On Biden’s Plan to Vaccinate Illegal Immigrants Before American Citizens
1:59pm
U.S. Reps. Tiffany, Gallagher. Introduce OMAR Act to Stop Lawmakers from Funneling Campaign Cash to Spouses
11:45am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Introduces bill to maintain sanctions on terrorists in Iran. 
11:38am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces American Opportunity Accounts Act
11:34am
For Wisconsin's Future. Organizations Urge Sen. Johnson to Support President Biden’s COVID Recovery Plan, Take Immediate Action to Deliver Relief to Wisconsin
10:20am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces Legislation to Protect Workers’ Right to Organize and Make our Economy Work for Everyone

4:31am
Spectrum News. Rep. Grothman Visits the United States' Southern Border and Calls for Immigration Reform

Thursday February 4, 2021

Governor

4:54pm
Sen. LeMahieu. The Legislature has acted. The court must end this.
4:44pm
Rep. Magnafici. (Updated) Legislature ends unconstitutional emergency order, Governor Evers ignores. 
4:42pm
SEIU Healthcare. Healthcare workers slam Republican state lawmakers for ending mask mandate; Applaud Gov. Evers for correcting course. 
4:19pm
Rep. Ohnstad. GOP puts politics over protections, Evers restores mask requirement. 
4:17pm
Rep. Steineke. Evers rejects collaborative action, again. 
4:16pm
Sen. Nass. Governor Evers is now openly lawless - new emergency declaration a threat to constitutional governance in Wisconsin. 
2:38pm
Gov. Evers. Puts public health before politics, signs new public health emergency. Executive Order #105. Emergency Order #1
9:23am
Gov. Evers. To Legislature on modernizing UI system: "I don't care who gets the credit, I just want to get it done." Letter. 

4:08am
WTMJ. Gov. Evers pardons 37 people, including a number of Milwaukee residents

Budget

4:18pm
Sen. Testin. Governor's budget lapses showcase misplaced priorities. 
9:29am
LFB. 2020-21 appropriation lapses and transfers to the general fund. 

Assembly Floor Session

4:43pm
Rep. Neubauer. Responds to Assembly Republican vote against public health. 
4:15pm
Rep. McGuire. Statement on Republican repeal of statewide mask order. 
3:14pm
Rep. Vining. Responds to Assembly Republicans' actions to disregard the lives and livelihoods of Wisconsinites. 
3:13pm
Sen. Smith. When Wisconsinites want answers, Republicans give excuses. 
3:12pm
Rep. Spiros. Votes to defend state Constitution. 
3:10pm
A Better Wisconsin Together. Republicans in Wisconsin Legislature Playing Political Games Instead of Protecting Public Health
2:56pm
Rep. Macco. We must defend the constitution for future generations. 
2:55pm
Rep. Neylon. Votes to End Governor Evers’ Unlawful State of Emergency Extensions
2:54pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. State Legislature Extends Pandemic, Ends Wisconsin Mask Requirement
2:52pm
Rep. Cabral-Guevara. Defends Wisconsin law.
2:51pm
Rep. Gundrum. Defends constitutional government. 
2:51pm
Rep. Armstrong. Votes to restore balance of power. 
2:48pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Condemns Republican repeal of mask order. 
2:48pm
Rep. Allen. To mask, or not to mask, that is not the question. 
2:47pm
Rep Duchow. Votes to end Governor Evers' unconstitutional edicts. 
1:56pm
Rep. Wichgers. Votes to end Gov. Evers' unlawful actions. 
1:56pm
Rep. Considine. Leadership.
1:54pm
Rep. Vorpagel. Statement on the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 3. 
1:50pm
Rep. Shankland. Statement on Assembly session. 
1:49pm
Rep. Hintz. Assembly Republicans act to endanger Wisconsinites. 
1:48pm
Rep. Plumer. Statement on passage of SJR3.
1:47pm
Rep. Callahan. Votes to end the governor's overreach. 
1:46pm
Rep. Cabrera. Republicans continue to play games with COVID-19. 
1:46pm
Reps. Kitchens, Mursau, Steffen, Tusler. Area lawmakers explain no vote on mask mandate repeal. 
1:44pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Statement on Assembly Republicans vote to jeopardize Wisconsinites health and safety. 
1:43pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Statement on Legislature canceling masking order. 
1:42pm
Rep. James. Votes to end unconstitutional emergency order. 
1:41pm
Rep. Sara Rodriguez. Statement on Assembly Republicans vote to jeopardize Wisconsinites health and safety. 
1:40pm
Rep. Jessie Rodriguez. Statement on Senate Joint Resolution 3.
1:39pm
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on Assembly passage of Senate Joint Resolution 3. 
1:37pm
Rep. Subeck. Condemns Assembly Republicans vote to end governor's mask order. 
12:50pm
Sen. Larson. WI GOP: All aboard the COVID express. 

Legislative

2:53pm
WMC. Applauds Lawmakers for Moving Forward Legislation to Protect Businesses from Facing Unexpected PPP Taxes
1:00pm
Speaker Vos, Majority Leader LeMahieu. Legislature passes joint resolution to revoke emergency order. 
12:58pm
LFB. Federal reimbursement for unemployment insurance first-week benefits. 
12:48pm
Sen. Jacque. Bill to aid workforce, make military service less taxing passes committee. 
12:34pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. COVID, Campaign Finance, and Unfair Maps
12:30pm
Sen. LeMahieu. GOP Legislature moves forward with AB 1.
10:38am
Assembly Republicans. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding administrative rule on masks. 
4:20am
Sen. Smith. Column: Correct a Cheating System with Fair Maps
4:15am
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Assembly Republican plan to use a Speaker's Task Force to do nothing about racial disparities. 
4:14am
Rep. Hebl. Selected as Wisconsin State Lead by the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. 

State Agencies

2:54pm
DCF. Wisconsin Shares rate to increase for remainder of 2021 fiscal year. 
10:49am
DNR. Save The Date: Wisconsin Water Week March 8-12
9:30am
DNR. Environmental Review Of The City Of Shawano Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

4:08am
WXOW. Kaul: “Speak Up, Speak Out” service saving lives

Economy/Business

9:34am
WEDA. James Otterstein receives highest honor for exceptional work in economic devlopment. 
9:32am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Pandemic hits casino revenues. 

4:32am
AP. Sitting on billions, Catholic disceses amassed taxpayer aid. 
4:08am
WAOW. USDA temporarily suspending debt collections and foreclosures

Coronavirus

4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Surpasses 600K COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered
4:12am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin Walgreens stores to begin in-store COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible groups next week
4:07am
WISN. Milwaukee's COVID-19 vaccine signup opens early, slots fill quickly
4:07am
WKBT. Eau Claire County adopts mask order

Statewide

1:35pm
Wisconsin Dental Association. It's never too early to start: Four important benefits of establishing a dental home for your child. 
4:18am
Wisconsin Farmers Union and Other Organizations. Wisconsin Women in Conservation: New initiative champtions collaborative learning. 

Courts

12:31pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Represents Dane County Dance Studio in Fight Against Health Department Fines, Orders
10:46am
AG Kaul, Gov. Evers. Announce $573 Million Multistate Agreement with McKinsey & Company for “Turbocharging” the Opioid Epidemic with Purdue Pharma

4:11am
Stevens Point Journal. Lawsuit says Foxconn's failure to create a high-tech screen plant cost local governments hundreds of millions of dollars
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Developer Sues Foxconn For Breach Of Contract Over Stalled Wisconsin Project. Racine Journal Times. 
4:08am
Reuters. McKinsey to pay $573 million to settle claims over opioid crisis role: source

Education

3:11pm
UW-Milwaukee. Mary Bunzel speaks about digital factory testbed Feb 12. 
12:46pm
UW System. Adopts unviersal medical withdrawal policy. 
12:35pm
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health, Cardinal Stritch University. Staff to participate in Mission Fuel. 
10:47am
UW-Stout. Johnson receives January University Staff Appreciation Award
10:47am
Alverno College. Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton Will Lead Course at Alverno
9:28am
UW-Stout. Area high school students compete in regional DECA competition
9:23am
UW-Eau Claire. First-ever virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration set for Feb. 10

4:11am
Chippewa Herald. 'No point in hiding it': Chippewa Falls district preparing to cut up to 24 positions
4:09am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Local school districts won’t mandate COVID-19 vaccine
4:09am
Cap Times. UW student government continues push for COVID-19 relief fund

Local

2:46pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. Recognizes Black History Month. 
1:51pm
Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson. Applauds Board of Supervisors for seeking reforms at Wisconsin Counties Association. 
10:48am
Fox Cities Chamber. Leadership Fox Cities launches "Ready Readers."

Congress

3:12pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Urges President Biden to Use Remaining $1 Trillion in Federal COVID-19 Funds Before Spending More
12:33pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Congress must pass PRO Act quickly to spur economic recovery, make American dream reality for workers. 
10:45am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Representatives Ami Bera and Scott Peters Introduce New Bicameral Legislation to Track Coronavirus Variants
9:31am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Senate Dems Introduce Resolution Denouncing Imminent And Pervasive Threat of Domestic Terrorism, Violent White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Anti-Government Militias & Fringe Conspiracy Theories - Including QAnon - to America’s Values and Democratic Institutions
4:13am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Introduces Bills to Drain the Swamp

Wednesday February 3, 2021

Governor

1:27pm
AARP Wisconsin. Applauds governor's plan to reduce prescription drug prices. 
12:08pm
Rep. Subeck. Applauds Governor's plan to reduce prescription drug prices. 
10:35am
Gov. Evers. Grants thirty-seven more pardons. 
9:02am
Gov. Evers. Announces bold, comprehensive plan to reduce prescription drug costs for Wisconsinites. 

1:37pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Tony Evers to push again for reduced prescription drug prices in upcoming budget

Budget

12:12pm
LFB. Revised fiscal effects of adopting federal tax provisions. 

1:40pm
Spectrum News. Republicans Ask for “Collaborative, Responsible” Budget as Gov. Evers Crafts His Proposal

Legislative

3:36pm
A Better Mount Pleasant. Vos and Wanggaard continue to gaslight public on Foxconn development. 
1:23pm
Rep. Kitchens. Introduces bill banning coal tar sealants. 
12:07pm
Sen. Pfaff. Column: Broadband is vital to our economy and way of life. 
12:03pm
Milwaukee County Sups. Clancy, Czarnezki. Oppose state bill to limit local control on budgeting. 
12:02pm
Speaker Vos. (Updated) Statement: Executive Order repeal, new amendment on Assembly Bill 1
10:38am
Rep. Steineke. Statement on Speaker's Task Force on Racial Disparities. 
10:37am
Sen. Nass. Emergency declaration and Assembly Speaker Vos. 

1:43pm
WKOW. Speaker Vos: GOP will end mask order as part of COVID relief bill
1:41pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'A political loser': Republican leader characterized leading racial disparities task force as a liability
1:37pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Anticipating Statewide Mask Mandate Repeal, Cities And Counties Craft Local Ordinances
1:21pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Assembly to Send Mask Order Repeal Back to Senate
11:34am
UpNorthNews. EXCLUSIVE: Email Reveals Real Reason Vos, Republicans Created Racial Disparities Task Force
3:43am
WEAU. Small business owners may have to pay state taxes on PPP loans
3:41am
Spectrum News. As Wisconsin's Mask Mandate Hangs in the Balance, So Does $49 Million in Monthly Federal Food Assistance

State Agencies

3:54pm
DATCP. AEA Snapshot: Friends in Agriculture helps preserve Clark County's rich agricultural history. 
3:36pm
OCI. Insurance Commissioner Afable Orders Summary Suspension of Insurance Agent’s License to Protect Consumers on the HealthCare.Gov Marketplace
2:42pm
DCF. Wisconsin and Children’s Rights Take First Step to Conclude Jeanine B. Settlement Agreement
1:25pm
AG Kaul. Announces Settlement with Rolling Hills Dairy Farm, LLC Requiring $144,000 Payment and Construction of Runoff Controls to Resolve Violations of Wisconsin’s Wastewater Laws
12:10pm
DNR. Now Accepting Submissions For 2022 Stamp Design Contests
12:01pm
DNR. Publishes 2021 Sturgeon Spearing Season Forecast
10:34am
DNR. Turn Your Property Into A Deer Destination
10:34am
DOJ. School Safety Mental Health and Threat Reporting System Sees Early Success
4:09am
OCI. Bulletin, February 2, 2021, Extension of Transitional Health Insurance Plans Through December 31, 2022

Economy/Business

1:25pm
Fox Cities Chamber. Public Policy Series kicks off Feb. 22. 

3:48am
WAOW. FCC moves forward on rural broadband, Charter wins some Wisconsin bids

Coronavirus

3:31pm
Waukesha County Health and Human Services. Waukesha County reaches vaccination milestone: More vaccines administered than total cases in the county. 

4:02am
Racine Journal Times. 190 Walgreens locations across Wisconsin expecting to receive 17,800 COVID-19 vaccines combined within two weeks
3:55am
Chippewa Herald. COVID-19 vaccine demand surges in Wisconsin, but supply can't keep up. Cap Times. 
3:54am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay City Council extends mask mandate to March 31 as Republicans pursue repeal of state order
3:50am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Summerfest pushed back to September
3:47am
WTMJ. Larger public indoor gatherings allowed in revised City of Milwaukee COVID-19 order
3:46am
CBS 58. Bucks submit safety plan which would allow fans back in the stands
3:46am
WISN. Wisconsin health officials concerned about new strains of COVID-19
3:45am
NBC 15. Double masking gets mixed reviews from Wisconsin health officials
3:44am
WKOW. Child cases of COVID-19 increasing
3:44am
WFRV. Fox Cities to require public transportation riders to wear masks
3:42am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Vaccination Rate Increases Amid High Demand
3:41am
WXPR. Wisconsin Steadily Increases COVID-19 Vaccinations

Statewide

12:00pm
Security Health Plan. Supports women in leadership through prestigious fellowship program

Courts

3:42am
U.S. News & World Report. Hunting Group Sues to Force Wisconsin Wolf Hunt

Education

3:32pm
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Leading the way with campus research. 
2:43pm
Marquette University. Mission Week 2021 will focus on hope. 
2:41pm
Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. To fund faculty research and speakers. 
1:24pm
UW-Whitewater Faculty Senate. Presents faculty and staff work. 
1:21pm
UW-Green Bay. Launches Institute for Women’s Leadership to Build In-Demand Pipeline of Leaders in Northeast Wisconsin
12:09pm
UW-Stout. Information technology degree leads graduate to job at U.S. Naval center
12:09pm
UW System. Launches new precollege pipeline initiative. 
9:04am
UW-Platteville. Research explores impacts of agricultural land changes on rural communities

1:38pm
Fox 11. New initiative seeks to simplify college prep for high schoolers
1:36pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee Public Schools Will Bring Some Students Back Starting Next Week
3:56am
Racine Journal Times. 'We don’t want to pretend we can socially distance everywhere:' Racine Unified to provide masks, shields
3:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. The Pandemic Is Taking A Toll On Kids' Mental Health. School Psychologists Are Worried.
3:43am
WQOW. Chippewa Falls School District preparing for potential layoffs

Local

4:10am
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Pilot program would put residents to work with snow removal cleanup. 
4:07am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Statement on the deadly assault on FBI agents in Florida. 

Congress

3:32pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Bill to Support Immigrant Self-Sufficiency
2:42pm
Protect Our Care Wiscosin. Wisconsin Advocacy Organizations Urge Congress to Pass President Biden’s American Rescue Plan & Provide Relief for Struggling Americans 
12:11pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Re-introduces Stop Evasion of Iran Sanctions Act. 
4:08am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Joins Effort to Continue Construction of Keystone Pipeline

4:09am
Opportunity Wisconsin. Senator Johnson Votes Against Working Wisconsinites, Stands in the Way of Relief Once Again
3:45am
WISN. Some Wisconsin lawmakers support bill to build Keystone XL Pipeline
3:40am
AP. Biden, Yellen say GOP virus aid too small, Democrats push on

Tuesday February 2, 2021

Governor

9:17am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Kristin Cafferty to Racine County Circuit Court. 

4:06am
NBC 15. Gov. Evers appoints 30 to advise on equity practices in government

Budget

12:54pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Marklein, Born. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding state budget. 

Legislative

1:50pm
Rep. Kurtz. Column: The absurdity of the vaccination distribution plan. 
10:34am
Sen. Agard, Rep. Hebl. Responde to racist assignment at Patrick Marsh Middle School. 
9:29am
Lutheran Office of Public Policy in Wisconsin. Opposes any repeal of Governor Evers' emergency order or the mask mandate. 
9:26am
Badger Institute. Wisconsin’s PPP Loan Recipients Face Hundreds of Millions in Surprise Taxes
4:17am
Rep. Myers. Introduces "Breonna's Law" legislation to ban no-knock warrants in Wisconsin. 
4:13am
Rep. Bowen. Statement on announcement of Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber's forthcoming retirement. 

12:40pm
WKOW. 50+ state organizations now registered against ending mask order
12:39pm
CBS 58. Politics impacting health professionals' message surrounding masks
4:11am
Racine Journal Times. As Republicans and Democrats bicker over path forward, Wisconsin's unemployment system remains outdated
4:09am
Stevent Point Journal. What happens if the Wisconsin Legislature repeals the state mask mandate? Here are five things to know
4:06am
WKOW. State assembly democrat proposes ‘Breonna’s Law’ in WI

State Agencies

3:24pm
DATCP. Reaches travel refund agreement with Voyageurs International.
3:21pm
DNR. Environmental Review Of The City Of Menasha Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
3:17pm
OCI. Administrative Actions January 2021. 
4:14am
DNR. Eagle-Eyed Wisconsinites Report
Dozens Of New Bald Eagle Nests

12:51pm
Wsiconsin Public Radio. 'I Don't Know Who's Right': Jobless Wisconsinites Say DWD Call Center Giving Incorrect, Contradictory Information
4:04am
NBC 26. Wisconsin expands Medicaid coverage of residential substance use disorder

Economy/Business

3:21pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Madison Banker Honored as Wisconsin Banker of the Year  
12:16pm
State Bar of Wisconsin. Wisconsin lawyers offer free legal advice to small businesses impacted by the pandemic. 
10:56am
Clean Wisconsin. Statement on closing of Columbia coal plant. 
10:54am
Madison Gas & Electric. Continues Cost-Effective Transition Away from Fossil Fuels with Planned Retirement of Columbia Energy Center
10:31am
Small Business Development Center. Digital marketing clinic pairs small businesses, UW Oshkosh interns
10:30am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Major firms ready for 'speed dates' with emerging companies at March 17 Tech Summit. 
9:21am
Alliant Energy. The end of an era: Alliant Energy announces retirement dates for Columbia Energy Center

12:51pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Alliant Energy Will Shut Down Its Last Coal Plant In Wisconsin
12:45pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. New Report Looks At Pandemic's Effect On Wisconsin's Economy

Coronavirus

12:53pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Wisconsin advisory panel that decides who's next in line for the vaccine will 'pause' to wait for Biden's strategy
4:22am
AP. Pandemic’s deadliest month in US ends with signs of progress
4:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Fewer Than 1K New Coronavirus Cases Recorded In Wisconsin Monday
4:10am
Janesville Gazette. Rock County Officials hope to see more equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines as access expands
4:08am
WJFW. Independently owned pharmacies challenged with small amount of vaccine distribution
4:07am
WTMJ. Milwaukeeans 65 and older can get vaccinated at Wisconsin Center beginning Monday, Feb. 1
4:05am
WKBT. Vernon County puts COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration on hold due to influx of sign-ups
4:03am
WBAY. Menominee Tribal Clinic to provide COVID-19 vaccines for all Menominee County residents

Statewide

10:29am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Sturgeon Bay highlighted in magazine. 

Courts

3:22pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts five new cases. 
12:17pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Sues Wisconsin DNR for Ignoring State Law Requirement to Schedule Wolf Hunt
9:30am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Mohns, Inc v. BMO Harris Bank National Association. 

12:52pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Hunting rights group sues Wisconsin DNR over refusal to set early wolf hunt

Education

4:16pm
Marquette University. Law scholar to discuss Supreme Court and the media in virtual “On the Issues,” Feb. 3
4:07pm
U.S. Reps. Pocan, Gomez. Demand Facebook Root Out COVID Misinformation
1:51pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. And Colleagues Call for Hold on Secretary of Commerce Nomination
12:18pm
UW-Madison. New Badger Precollege programs offer enrichment, community-building, college readiness for youth
10:32am
UW-Madison. Aboretum designated a National Historic Landmark. 
9:26am
UW-Platteville. Engineering honored by national diversity recognition program
4:14am
UW-Whitewater. College of Business and Economics earns AACSB accreditation for accounting

4:09am
Appleton Post Crescent. Appleton Area School District data: 28% of high school students failed at least one class last semester
4:08am
WXOW. No spring break for UW-La Crosse students
4:05am
WKOW. Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District prepares for return to in-person learning
4:04am
WBAY. Unified School District of De Pere votes to bring 7-12th grade students back to the classroom

Local

3:24pm
Wisconsin Center District. Promotes two directors to vice president. 
10:55am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County Now Accepting PARC & Ride Grant Program Applications
4:15am
Milwaukee Common Council Members. 5th Annual 28 Days of Black History initiative celebrates people, institutions. 

4:03am
WKBT. La Crosse County drug overdose deaths nearly double, medical examiner says

Congress

4:06pm
U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald. Joins House Republicans Call for Pause on Raimondo Confirmation, Raise Huawei Concerns
3:18pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Co-introduces bill to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline, putting Wisconsin workers back to work. 
9:30am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murphy. Introduce Legislation to Expand American Production of Pandemic Supplies

4:22am
U.S. News & World Report. Navy Pauses Plan to Move Wisconsin Badger to Virginia Museum
4:08am
Reuters. New U.S. transit mask rules ordered by Biden take effect

Monday February 1, 2021

Governor

12:55pm
Gov. Evers. And OCI announce new open enrollment period for HealthCare.gov only two weeks away. 
9:23am
Gov. Evers. Announces appointments to Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council.  Executive Order #59.

3:14am
Fox 6. Evers: Repealing mask mandate like eliminating speed limits

Legislative

11:06am
WKOW. Capital City Sunday: Emergency order in place for now, new PFAS developments
3:25am
Rep. Snodgrass. Statement on Fox River Mall shooting. 

11:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republicans will renew their effort to end Wisconsin's mask mandate this week, despite public support for it
11:36am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Oconto mayor prefers mask mandate remain; others intend to keep one, regardless of state choice

State Agencies

2:06pm
DMA. Red Fox Battalion brings the heat at Winter Strike exercise in Michigan
1:35pm
WMC. 30 Business & Advocacy Groups Oppose $450 Million Surprise COVID Tax on Small Businesses
12:57pm
DOT. State driver licenses and IDs are the most common forms of identification to show at the polls
9:28am
Ready Wisconsin. Student Tools for Emergency Planning program celebrates 11 years in Wisconsin
9:26am
DNR. Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan For Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington And Waukesha Counties Virtual Public Meeting Feb. 16
9:25am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter February 2021. 

11:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'An Absolute Atrocity': State To Miss Deadline To Close Juvenile Detention Facilities, Even As Conditions Worsen

Economy/Business

2:35pm
Charter Communications. Launches New Multiyear, Multibillion-Dollar Initiative To Expand Broadband Availability To Over 1 Million New Customer Locations

11:37am
AP. CBO projects 4.6% growth in Biden’s first year, jobs lag
3:20am
WTMJ. Wisconsin’s No. 1 mink farming industry now seen as a COVID-19 risk
3:19am
NBC 15. Dane Co. health rules take games and expos elsewhere
3:17am
NBC 26. EAA Airventure set to take place July 2021; organizers say they have multiple plans as we navigate through pandemic

Coronavirus

3:54pm
Waukesha County Health and Human Services. Waukesha County Expo Center added to county's network of vaccination clinics. 
12:57pm
DMA. 1 FEBRUARY UPDATE: Wisconsin National Guard continues COVID-19 testing throughout the state

3:23am
Chippewea Herald. 0.1% of Wisconsin residents have died from COVID-19
3:21am
Janesville Gazette. COVID-19 and the courts: Rock County jury trials postponed again
3:21am
Cap Times. Beloit factory workers got vaccines while senior citizens wait
3:21am
WXOW. CDC requires face masks on airlines, public transportation
3:19am
WKOW. FEMA to send $47 million to WI for vaccine distribution
3:18am
WISC. Pathing the way for recovery: City, county leaders stress the pandemic is far from over
3:18am
NBC 26. Northeast Wisconsin vaccine clinics are not seeing enough dosage supply to meet the demand
3:16am
Fox 11. Abiding by state's COVID vaccination rollout plan could mean wasted doses
3:16am
WBAY. More than 100,000 in Wisconsin have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine, DHS reports 3 new deaths
3:15am
WKBT. La Crosse County Health Department issues new health advisory, director says it has nothing to do with looming mask mandate vote
3:14am
WXPR. Oneida County Health Department to Start Vaccinating 65 and Older Age Group
3:13am
WISN. State considers other uses for Alternate Care Facility at State Fair Park

Statewide

3:31pm
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. Hold annual meeting.
11:05am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Rural leadership recognized at Convention. 

3:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. US Navy Wants Wisconsin Badger Statue Returned, Placed In Museum

Education

3:53pm
UW-Eau Claire. Campus celebration of Black History Month begins Feb. 1
2:37pm
UW-Eau Claire. Regents Diversity Award recognizes work of UW-Eau Claire Counseling Services
2:37pm
UW-Eau Claire. Historian, professor and advocate earns Regents Diversity Award
2:36pm
UW-Stevens Point at Wausau. To host faculty lecture series. 
2:35pm
DPI. Summer Food Service Program seeks sponsors to provide healthy meals to children
2:05pm
UW-Madison. UW retains top 10 national research ranking
1:58pm
UW System. Board of Regents announces 2021 Diversity Awards. 
12:58pm
UW-Stout. Vaccinations underway in county, but continued vigilance urged
10:10am
DPI. Stanford Taylor proclaims February CTE Month in Wisconsin
9:29am
UW-Stout. Reading Across Campus focuses on dystopian novel ‘1984’

3:23am
Racine Journal Times. Unified students to return to classrooms wearing masks, to interact with at-home peers via technology

Local

12:56pm
Community Shares of Wisconsin. Local groups set to raise $500,000 on March 2. 
11:07am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County, City of Madison & Slipstream Awarded Department of Energy Grant to Improve Energy Efficiency at City-County Building
10:12am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Celebrates 2021 Black History Month. 
9:26am
MCTS. Launches Website & Hotline to Inform Passengers About Upcoming ‘MCTS NEXT’ Route Changes

Congress

3:15am
AP. Biden to meet with GOP lawmakers to discuss virus relief

 

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