Thursday April 30, 2020 - Updated 5:12pm

Governor

4:46am
Mequon Mayor Wirth. Follow-up letter to Gov. Evers requesting meeting. 

Budget

4:02am
WISC. State, local governments face budget concerns as projected revenues drop.

Legislative

5:11pm
Sen. Hansen. Marinette Marine wins Navy frigate contract.
5:01pm
Rep. Nygren. Marinette Marine awarded monumental contract.
3:33pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. "43,000+ Wisconsin businesses received PPP loans" WBA testifies at today's Wisconsin Assembly hearing.
2:48pm
Sen. Kapenga. Weekly Republican Radio Address: It's time to get "Back to Business."
2:10pm
Sen. Feyen. Commits to office budget cut.
2:01pm
WMC. Nearly 80 business associations and local chambers urge support of WMC Back to Business plan.
2:00pm
WEDC. Testimony to Assembly State Affairs Committee.
11:37am
Rep. Taylor. Proposal to help child care providers must advance.

10:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Republicans haven't come together on a COVID-19 response plan.
10:06am
Cap Times. Bewley hopes for 'smooth transition' for Senate Democrats.

State Agencies

2:01pm
Wisconsin Lottery. $50,000 Powerball ticket purchased in Madison expires May 7.
1:26pm
AG Kaul. Announces new data from the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit initiative.
11:37am
DOJ. Releases new data on crimes and sex offenses for 2019.
11:36am
DNR. Wisconsin 2020 game fish opener opens May 2.

Economy/Business

4:03pm
Milwaukee Alds. Perez, Zamarripa, Dimitrijevic. Silence from Cudahy, Smithfield Foods could be deadly.
2:12pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County giving $3 million to bolster Second Harvest Foodbank operations during COVID-19 pandemic.
2:03pm
American Dairy Coalition. America's food security in danger as dairy farmers become broke.

2:57pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Enterprise Holdings has laid off 260 Milwaukee-area employees.
1:45pm
Reuters. U.S. states grapple with reopening as virus forces millions more jobless claims.
1:41pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Neenah's VT Industries plant announces COVID-19 outbreak among employees.
1:37pm
WTMJ. Essential truck drivers struggle financially because of COVID-19's economic impact.
8:37am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wisconsin still leading the nation in dairy product output.
7:38am
CNBC. U.S. weekly jobless claims hit 3.84 million, topping 30 million over the last 6 weeks.
4:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Number of positive coronavirus cases at Cudahy's Smithfield plant 'not yet known'; 503 employees tested, city says.
4:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. OSHA will oversee opening of meatpacking plants following Trump order.
4:33am
Janesville Gazette. Health officials: Beloit Hormel plant sees uptick in employees with COVID-19 infection.
4:16am
WSAW. Rural Wisconsin hospitals already operated at narrow or negative margins. Will they survive the pandemic?
4:11am
Fox 11. Some GB meat packing employees say recent safety changes aren't enough. NBC 26.
4:00am
WTMJ. Food processing plants see surge in COVID-19 cases, including more than 100 in Darien.
3:51am
Reuters. U.S. cracks down on ethanol-based hand sanitizer, hitting supply as demand soars.
3:48am
WBAY. 4th Marinette Marine worker tests positive for COVID-19.
3:44am
Courthouse News Service. Wisconsin farms await relief as pandemic slams dairy industry.
3:43am
Fox 6. More than $290M in unemployment benefits disbursed in Wisconsin since March 15.
3:42am
Racine Journal Times. Unemployment phone problems persist; full call center staffing increases not expected until May.

Coronavirus

3:38pm
PSC. Awards $1 million in telemedicine grants.
3:35pm
Hunger Task Force. Wisconsin approved for pandemic-EBT.
3:06pm
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin receives delivery of 230,000 N95 masks from FEMA, new Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System coming online in Wisconsin mid-May.
1:46pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Calls on Governor Evers to prevent mass evictions amid COVID-19.
12:36pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. COVID-19 testing: Why it matters to re-opening the economy, what it takes, and where things stand.
11:34am
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic Radio Address urging for unified, bipartisan solutions.
11:31am
Marshfield Clinic Health System. COVID-19 Community Support Fund: $400,000 awarded to Wisconsin organizations.
4:40am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state.
4:39am
DATCP. Conducts more than 1,100 food safety checks throughout Wisconsin.

1:36pm
WISC. 5 employees and 79 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in Kenosha County.
4:52am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Kewaunee County Board passes resolution asking Evers to lift safer-at-home orders.
4:36am
Milwaukee Biz Times. State investigating 187 facility-based COVID-19 outbreaks, including 48 in workplaces.
4:25am
AP. Trump says he's not extending social distancing guidelines.
4:05am
Rice Lake Chronograph. Rice Lake goes against state orders, allows businesses to reopen.
3:47am
WSAW. Congressional committee investigating private lab doing COVID-19 antibody testing in Wisconsin, other states.
3:42am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin suspends fees, penalties for missed rent during coronavirus emergency.
3:41am
WJFW. Long-term care facilities in Wisconsin at center of outbreak.
3:39am
WCLO. Evansville nursing home and Janesville senior care company report positive COVID-19 cases.
3:38am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin National Guard helps expand testing capacity.
3:37am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin coronavirus cases pass 6,500 as state says over 180 outbreaks are tied to nursing homes, other facilities.
3:36am
WISC. 34 counties in Wisconsin don't have ICU beds; how those hospitals care for COVID patients.
3:32am
WJFW. Costco to require face coverings for shoppers.

Statewide

2:55pm
Badger Institute. Paving the way for Tesla.
9:50am
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Stevenson named first Young Professional of the Year.
8:34am
Wisconsin EMS Association. Honored to announces that Amanda Bates has been appointed by Gov. Tony Evers to the Wisconsin EMS Advisory Board.

Courts

4:45pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - amicus brief of Washington County.
4:26pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - second affidavit of Ryan J. Walsh.
4:26pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - reply memo in support of emergency petition and motion for temporary injunction.
4:24pm
Washington County. Washington County files amicus brief with state Supreme Court on "Safer at Home" order.
11:49am
Survival Coalition. Nearly 40 Wisconsin & national disability and aging advocates file amicus brief explaining heightened COVID-19 risks for people with disabilities and older adults.
9:22am
The Arc Wisconsin. Over 30 groups file amicus brief in Wisconsin regarding heightened COVID-19 risks to people with disabilities & older adults.
5:22am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - order.
5:21am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - WMC appendix.
5:19am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - non-party brief of amici curiae Wisconsin Manufactures and Commerce and Wisconsin Dairy Alliance.
5:16am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - non-party brief Tavern League of Wisconsin.
5:14am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - brief of amici curiae Disability Rights Wisconsin and others.
5:12am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - brief of Wisconsin Public Health Association and others.
5:11am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - amicus brief of Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association and others.
5:07am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - nonparty brief Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin.
4:57am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - brief of amici curiae 24 Wisconsin community, advocacy, labor, and membership organizations.

4:17am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Supreme Court ponders lawsuit against Safer at Home order.
4:17am
WXOW. Evers' attorney warns of safe-at-home patchwork.
4:15am
U.S. News & World Report. Conservative justice reinstates himself in voter purge case.

Education

2:49pm
Marquette University. Board of Trustees elects new officers, members.
1:29pm
UW-Stout. Graduate students providing mental health counseling in area schools.
1:28pm
UW-Eau Claire. Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month celebration kicks off May.
12:31pm
UW System. Forms Plan Ahead Team to prepare for fall 2020.
9:49am
UW-Eau Claire. More than 300 Blugolds already receive funding from emergency fund.
9:17am
UW-Madison. Virtual symposium addresses key resource during pandemic: clean water.
4:37am
UW-Madison. Airman of the Year, a UW-Madison senior, is helping with state's COVID-19 response.

3:48am
WEAU. UW system offers free application period for two-year campuses.
3:36am
WKOW. Faculty union concerned UW furloughs will disproportionately hurt most vulnerable staff.
3:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW-Madison announces furloughs to address $100M shortfall caused by COVID-19 pandemic.
3:32am
Daily Reporter. C.G. Schmidt launches 'Ask the Builders' virtual education series.

Local

3:37pm
Milwaukee Common Council. Property assessments can be appealed - important information for residental and commercial property owners.
1:25pm
City of Madison. Flooding improvement project earns National 2020 Project of the Year award.
4:38am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Milwaukee County passes ordinance to advance racial equity and improve health outcomes.

4:04am
WTMJ. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele signs new ordinance to address racial equality amid COVID-19.

Congress

4:43pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Applauds U.S. Navy's selection of Wisconsin to build new ships.
1:30pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murray, Heinrich. And Democrats to Scalia: Do your job and protect workers before reopening the economy.

5:12pm
USNI News. Fincantieri wins $795M contract for Navy Frigate program.
4:18am
Politico. Lawmakers made hundreds of stock transactions during pandemic, watchdog finds.
3:50am
MarketWatch. Farm state Democrats come out swinging at Trump's processing plant order.

Politics

1:24pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. More than 93,000 absentee ballots requested for May 12 special election.
10:18am
Vangalis for 48th Assembly. Seasoned economic developer runs for 48th Assembly seat.
10:06am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Gretchen Lowe.
9:48am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. The big spenders in Wisconsin in 2 tables.
9:21am
Driscoll for 76th Assembly, Zimdars for 41st Assembly. Assembly candidates announce virtual Town Hall on sexual assault to mark the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
8:39am
Our Wisconsin Revolution. Online tool engages public in qualifying candidates for the ballot.
8:38am
RSLC. Rove, Preibus, Comstock, Straus, Hutchison join Board of Directors.

1:34pm
U.S. News & World Report. Absentee voting strong in Wisconsin special election.
3:46am
WSAU. Stevens Point businessman to run for 71st Assembly District seat.
3:45am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Physician declares run for 67th Assembly seat.
3:40am
WJFW. Special congressional election plans continue, after DHS reports COVID-19 related cases from last election.
3:34am
Politico. 'The nightmare scenario': How coronavirus could make the 2020 vote a disaster.

Wednesday April 29, 2020

Budget

1:19pm
Rep. Tusler. Promotes fiscal responsibility in office.
1:03pm
Rep. Dittrich. Applauds reining in spending.
11:13am
Rep. Nygren. Applauds first step, but more needs to be done.
10:14am
Speaker Vos. Statement: Evers administration's agency reductions.

1:26pm
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans praise Evers' spending cuts and call for more.
10:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Evers administration to reduce state spending by 5%.

Legislative

3:16pm
Rep. Bowen. "A truly heartbreaking loss": Reflects on tragic shooting in Milwaukee.
12:13pm
Speaker Vos. Assembly State Affairs Committee to hold informational hearing.
10:08am
Rep. Gruszynski. Signs a letter to the USPS Inspector General.
9:21am
LAB. Report 20-4: Wisconsin Lottery. Briefing Sheet.

10:45am
U.S. News & World Report. Audit: Wisconsin lottery sales rose 7% last fiscal year.

State Agencies

3:39pm
DFI. Issues guidance on adjustment service companies.
1:04pm
DATCP. Issues spring reminder of equine vaccinations and testing.
1:00pm
DHS. Wisconsin to provide temporary food benefits for children missing school meals.
11:00am
DATCP. To survey for gypsy moth in 47 counties.

Economy/Business

2:05pm
DWD. Unemployment Insurance Division has disbursed more than $290M in unemployment benefits since March 15.
11:01am
DWD. Issuing federal pandemic unemployment compensation payments.
10:13am
Opportunity Wisconsin. Statement on President Trump's move to force meat processing plants to remain open.

1:18pm
Milwauke Journal Sentinel Oil price destruction makes its way to Wisconsin's frac sand mines.
11:28am
WBAY. Oshkosh Corp. announces plans for furloughs, salary cuts amid earnings dip.
7:58am
Reuters. Minority businesses worry they are locked out of payroll lending program.
7:55am
AP. U.S. economy shrank at 4.8% rate last quarter as virus struck.
4:39am
WTMJ. Cudahy's Smithfield plant facing questions of safety after mayor refuses to release COVID-19 numbers.
4:28am
Reuters. U.S. consumer confidence, exports sink amid coronavirus disruptions.
4:20am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Most respondents to Wisconsin Technology Council survey expect recovery in summer or fall.
4:19am
Kenosha News. Local businesses already getting calls after Evers loosens restrictions.
4:17am
MPR. Polk County sheriff says businesses can open up if they can do it safely.
4:07am
Politico. Workers turn to courts and states for safety protection as Trump declines to act.
4:04am
ABC News. Trump signs executive order to keep meat processing plans open under Defense Production Act.
4:00am
WBAY. State meat organizations react to President Trump's order to keep meatpacking plants open.
3:59am
Fox 11. JBS hasn't said whether Green Bay plant will reopen after executive order.
3:57am
WISC. Pig farms in Wisconsin will lose $45 million from pandemic; how one farmer is keeping business going.
3:50am
The Hill. SBA stumbles with second round of emergency loans.
3:46am
AP. GDP report to show a damaged economy sliding into recession.
3:42am
Monroe Times. Green County hit hard by unemployment.
3:40am
Fox 6. Wisconsin adds hundreds of workers to help with 'unprecedented' volume as unemployment claims soar.
3:39am
Racine Journal Times. Some state leaders afraid jobs lost from COVID-19 could be worse than the Great Recession.

Coronavirus

4:14pm
DHS. Releases data about COVID-19 public health investigations and outbreaks across Wisconsin.
3:18pm
Sen. Hansen. Continuing outbreak demonstrates need for continuing Safer at Home.
1:04pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. COVID-19 and Milwaukee's black community: "There's no going back to normal."
1:02pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. How dangerous is the virus? How COVID-19 attacks the body.
1:00pm
DATCP. Adopts emergency rule prohibiting late fees on rentals.
11:03am
Republican Senators. Follow-up letter to April 24 letter from Gov. Evers.
10:36am
Sen. Smith. Column: We will bounce back together.
10:12am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Files FOIA requests for Wisconsin Department of Corrections and Trump administrations' knowledge of potential COVID-19 outbreaks in prisons and jails.
9:10am
Racine Mayor Mason. City of Racine launches #StaySafeRacine campaign.
4:34am
DCF. COVID-19 child care grant proposal submitted for approval.

5:47am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Gov. Evers hoping to announce ag assistance details next week.
4:44am
Janesville Gazette. Health official: Asymptomatic carriers impede efforts to trace St. Elizabeth outbreak.
4:20am
WTMJ. Froedtert and MCW infectious disease specialist: Re-opening Wisconsin must be 'staged.'
4:02am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Vos, Fitzgerald say they want to meet with Gov. Evers on regional reopening plan.
3:57am
WKOW. As testing capacity grows, WI health officials say anyone with symptoms should get a COVID-19 test.
3:51am
WAOW. Health officials: WI will likely see more cases as testing expands.
3:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Planned Madison overflow facility to treat COVID-19 patients on hold.
3:46am
CNBC. The U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses American deaths from the Vietnam War.
3:44am
Fox 11. The latest: COVID-19 concerns cancels Kewaunee County Fair.
3:43am
WISN. Face masks for Milwaukee officers in dangerously short supply.

Statewide

9:11am
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. 4 to be inducted into WBA Hall of Fame.
4:36am
Milwaukee Area Labor Council. Wisconsin working families honor 57 local workers who lost their lives on the job in Workers Memorial Day ceremony.

Courts

4:51pm
Gov. Evers. Dozens of organizations representing more than one million Wisconsinites voice support for Safer at Home extension.
4:49pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - non-party brief of the Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards and associated municipalities and counties.
3:41pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - order. April 15 order. Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty letter.
3:19pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Files amicus brief in state Legislature's lawsuit.
2:42pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - order.
2:41pm
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - Amicus brief of Wisconsin Faith Voices of Justice.
2:40pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - amicus appendix of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice.
2:38pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - non-party brief of amici curiae, Hunter Nation and others.
2:36pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - Non-party brief of legal scholars.
12:04pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - order.
12:03pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - motion of Legal Action of Wisconsin for leave to file non-party brief.
12:02pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - non-party brief of amici curiae - Independent Business Association of Wisconsin and others.
12:00pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - Amici curiae motion - Independent Business Association of Wisconsin and others.
11:53am
Hunter Nation, Wisconsin Lakeshore Business Association. File brief in state Supreme Court to protect constitutional right to fish in Wisconsin. Brief.
4:35am
AG Kaul. Statement regarding the Safer at Home litigation.

1:33pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Justice Daniel Kelly will lift recusal in voter purge case.
4:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As legal fight heats up over coronavirus response, Wisconsin Gov. Evers faces challenges but also sees sliver of hope.
4:16am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers: Administration has authority to issue stay-at-home.
3:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers administration asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to dismiss GOP challenge to 'Safer at Home' order.
3:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects union attempt to defend stay-at-home order.

Education

4:04pm
UW-Madison. Researchers create hybrids of six yeast species to combine useful traits.
3:15pm
UW System. Apply to two-year campuses for free June 5-15, 2020.
2:16pm
Marquette University. Decision-making algorithms used by the U.S. child welfare system do not focus on improving the lives of children, finds professor.
2:08pm
CG Schmidt. Launches "Ask the Builders" virtual education series for Wisconsin students and teachers.
1:25pm
UW-Stout. Communications students working for area news outlets.
10:10am
UW-Platteville. Distance student overcomes obstacles to be elected validictorian.
10:09am
UW-Platteville. Student creates ear guards for Wisconsin hospitals.
8:01am
UW-Stout. Online labs in computer networking keep students on track.
4:40am
UW-Stevens Point. Wausau nursing student joins New York City's COVID-19 battle.

3:43am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin colleges weigh how to reopen campuses in fall amid COVID-19 uncertainty.

Local

1:08pm
Milwaukee Common Council. Joint statement on standing together on Denim Day.
10:38am
City of Madison, Dane County, Public Health Madison & Dane County. To amend 2020 budgets to increase public health COVID-19 response.

4:18am
Rice Lake Chronotype. Rice Lake to consider allowing businesses to open early.
3:51am
WXOW. Drug overdose deaths on track to double 2019 total.

Congress

10:21am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Hawley. Ask FTC to open antitrust investigation into meatpackers amid plant closures.
8:01am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Schumer. And Senate Democrats announces legislation to federalize medical supply chain, increase national production and create an equitable and transparent process for delivery of necessary supplies.

1:34pm
The Hill. Bipartisan pair of senators request antitrust probe into meatpacking industry.
3:45am
WISN. Sen. Tammy Baldwin asks for probe into hydroxychloroquine for shipment to Milwaukee.

Politics

1:09pm
RPW. ICYMI: In-person voting did not lead to a spike in COVID-19.
11:50am
Soik for 71st Assembly. Announces candidacy.
9:20am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Diana Miller.
4:33am
Kapsner for 67th Assembly. Announces run.

10:41am
DrydenWire. James Bolen announces candidacy for 74th Assembly District.
3:41am
La Crosse Tribune. Gretebeck launches campaign on "optimism" for state Assembly in 96th District.
3:38am
WEAU. Kapsner announces run for 67th State Assembly seat.

Tuesday April 28, 2020

Legislature v. Palm

5:25pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Affidavit of Julie Willems Van Dijk.
5:24pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Affidavit of Ryan P. Westergaard.
5:24pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Respondents' response to petition for original action and motion for temporary injunction.
5:23pm
Gov. Evers. Administration seeks to save lives, stop Republican lawsuit.
5:21pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Amicus: Statewide lockdown extension unconstitutional.
5:20pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - order.
5:19pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - Motion to intervene.
5:18pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Memo in support of Legislature's petition for original action and motion for temporary injunction.

Budget

4:09am
Reuters. Trump slams cities, states seeking U.S. aid to offset coronavirus losses.
3:53am
Politico. McConnell dangles aid to states - with a catch.

Legislative

5:05pm
Joint Committee on Legislative Organization. Notice of mail ballot.
11:43am
Sen. Wirch. Recognizes Workers' Memorial Day, honors frontline workers.
9:50am
Sen. Wirch. Constituents services more important than ever during pandemic.

3:47am
Wisconsin public Radio. Wisconsin state senators consider options for safer elections.
3:46am
Fox 6. Wisconsin's 'dark agency:' Legislative bureau denies public access to email, voting records.

State Agencies

1:43pm
AG Kaul. Calls for increased sexual assault awareness, prevention and justice for survivors on Denim Day.
1:22pm
WHEDA. Awards $31.9 million in federal and state housing tax credits.
9:45am
DMA. Part of Wisconsin Army Guard battalion completes Afghanistan deployment.
9:11am
Wisconsin Lottery. $10.7 million dollar winning Megabucks ticket sold in Merrillan.

Economy/Business

3:05pm
Milwaukee County Sups. Shea, Ortiz-Velez. Demand public disclosure of COVID-19 cases at Smithfield Foods in Cudahy.
9:03am
Alliant Energy. Adds solar and battery system at DNR site near Sauk City.

2:05pm
Fox 11. 3rd Marinette Marine employee tests positive for coronavirus.
1:26pm
Fox 6. 'You have to assume the worst:' City, company leaders tight lipped on COVID-19 outbreak at Patrick Cudahy.
12:08pm
AP. Companies seek to limit legal liability for virus infections.
10:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Tony Evers allows more businesses to reopen, but event cancellations continue.
9:57am
WKOW. Wisconsin hog farmers fear processing plant closures will lead to euthanizing animals.
9:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Restaurant owners struggle to stay afloat weeks into 'Safer at Home.'
9:15am
Reuters. Harley-Davidson cuts dividend, halts buybacks to preserve cash.
4:02am
WISC. 'Hit especially hard': Minority-owned businesses face barriers in getting PPP loans.
4:00am
WBAY. 2nd Marinette Marine worker tests positive for COVID-19.
3:56am
WISN. City gives businesses choice to reopen, most stay closed.
3:50am
WCLO. Forward Janesville announces proposal to 'safely re-start Wisconsin's economy.'
3:49am
USA Today. Packers games without fans? It would be 'devastating' to Green Bay's economy.
3:39am
Wisconsin State Journal. New 'safer at home' order allows businesses to reopen with curbside drop-off services.
3:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin businesses prepare to seek loans from second round of Paycheck Protection Program.
3:34am
Fox 11. Oshkosh business owner arrested for "Safer at Home" violation.
3:30am
WTMJ. Coronavirus-related plant closures strain Wisconsin meat producers.
3:28am
WTMJ. Beard MKE, small business on city's east side, nervous about future without PPP loan.
3:27am
WAOW. Rothschild Domtar plant announces temporary layoffs.
3:27am
WJFW. Grocers could see meat shortages by end of week amid plant closings.

Coronavirus

4:14pm
Chief Justice Roggensack. Creates Wisconsin Courts COVID-19 Task Force.
4:10pm
Rep. Emerson Statement of support for ACLU letter.
3:45pm
Sen. Cowles. Reopening of state parks a promising step.
3:07pm
DFI. COVID-19 student loan relief & related scams.
1:42pm
Rep. Allen. Statement on the re-opening of state parks.
1:10pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Learning from the past.
1:08pm
Gov. Evers. ICYMI: More than 200 organizations, businesses, elected officials, and medical professionals support Safer at Home efforts.
12:05pm
Alliant Energy. We're powering through together.
10:40am
DNR. Wisconsin state parks and forests to reopen on May 1.
8:55am
Gov. Evers. Directs DNR to reopen several state parks and forests with special conditions.
4:36am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. A message on managing stress during COVID-19.
4:33am
Gov. Evers. Commends Wisconsin National Guard for continued service across Wisconsin.
4:31am
AARP. Statement on Safer-at-Home order.

3:30pm
AP. The Latest: 52 positive cases tied to Wisconsin election.
2:06pm
WQOW. Tomah tractor pull canceled for 2020.
1:53pm
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Culver's forgoes May 7 Scoops of Thanks promotion.
1:17pm
The Hill. FDA: Don't drink hand sanitizers.
1:15pm
USA Today. The U.S. now has 1 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus.
1:12pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Poison Center sees uptick in calls about household cleaners since COVID-19 arrived.
11:06am
The Hill. Race for coronavirus vaccine faces early challenges.
10:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As roughly 1,500 turned out for stay-at-home protest, epidemiologist saw 'vehicle' for viral spread.
9:21am
WKOW. Gov. Evers to reopen some state parks and forests.
9:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. FEMA working with state to deliver supplies for COVID-19 response but barriers remain.
4:25am
Fox 6. National Guard to test all Kenosha County Detention Center inmates for COVID-19; 15 confirmed cases.
4:24am
NBC 26. Brown County has highest COVID-19 infection rate in Wisconsin, surpassing Milwaukee Co.
4:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A week after Evers unveiled a plan to reopen, there's little clarity on benchmarks like what metrics to monitor.
4:10am
CNBC. White House releases coronavirus testing strategy - and claims most of its work is done. The Hill.
3:55am
AP. The U.S. reopening is coming, but 'normal' is still a ways off.
3:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Social distancing will last beyond Wisconsin reopening, according to experts.

Statewide

11:04am
We Energies. #SquaktheVote: Vote to name our falcon chicks after your favorite things about Wisconsin.
9:47am
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. 5 to be honored as Local Broadcast Legends.

Courts

9:07am
District III Court of Appeals. United America v. DOT.
8:59am
District III Court of Appeals. Estate of David F. Oaks v. Lynne Stouff.

2:06pm
WTMJ. Unions seek to join lawsuit challenging stay-at-home order.

Education

1:06pm
UW System. UW Extended Campus accepting applications for new online degrees.
12:07pm
Carthage College. Students win prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honoring top collegiate inventors throughout the country.
11:03am
UW-Eau Claire. To be site of NCUR 2023, bringing thousands to community.
9:48am
UW-Stout. Quill, restored, returns to its perch atop Bowman Hall.
4:35am
UW-Stevens Point. Recognizes outstanding faculty and staff.

3:42am
Wisconsin State Journal. Future of Madison School Districts' budget unclear as Wisconsin's tax revenues plummet.
3:35am
WEAU. UW-Stout to furlough workers with limited workload.

Local

3:47pm
Washington County. Golf course debuts new cart fleet Wednesday.
1:07pm
Mliwaukee Ald. Dimitrijevic. Honored to be named Chair of Public Safety and Health Committee.
9:07am
Lotfi Legal. Michael's Frozen Custard preparing to reopen Monroe Street location.

4:20am
Janesville Gazette. Janesville finance director outlines projected revenue losses because of pandemic.
4:00am
WQOW. Eau Claire County estimates $1 million loss in sales tax revenue due to COVID-19.

Congress

1:53pm
Growth Energy. Praises House bill to boost biofuel infrastructure.
1:24pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins effort to repeal GOP tax giveaway to million-dollar-plus earners in coronavirus relief legislation.

3:52am
WSAW. U.S. Sen. Baldwin leads effort to establish suicide hotline in next COVID-19 relief package.

Politics

9:10am
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. Briefing for 7th Congressional District voters.
9:01am
Priorities USA Action. Launches new TV ad on Donald Trump's railed coronavirus response.

11:48am
Politico. 'Republicans need to get serious': 2020 vote-by-mail battle heats up.
3:48am
WKBT. Race for Wisconsin Sente 32nd District a rematch from 2004 between Kapanke and Pfaff.
3:43am
WJFW. Non-partisan redistricting referendums pass overwhelmingly in Northern Wisconsin, but local lawmakers are divided.
3:31am
Racine Journal Times. Legislative, county races on fall ballot; Neubauer running for re-election.

Monday April 27, 2020

Budget

2:53am
USA Today. State and local governments brace for huge cuts as feds debate sending help for coronavirus-related revenue loss.

Legislative

4:14pm
LRB. "I can do that too": Lieutenant Governor Margaret Farrow reflects on her career.
11:58am
Rep. Wichgers. Participates in local business summit to reopen our economy.
10:54am
Sen. Wanggaard. Evers' shocking respone to Senate Republicans. Gov. Evers response letter.
4:32am
AFL-CIO. Last minute, unannounced amendment in COVID-19 bill by Wisconsin Republicans leaves frontline workers exposed and ineligible for worker's compensation.
4:24am
Sen. LeMahieu. Statement on "Back to Business" plan.
4:23am
Sen. Bernier. Column: A back to busines plan for all of Wisconsin.

3:38am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: GOP leader says Evers 'completely circumvented' rule-making process.

State Agencies

9:18am
DATCP. To aerial spray for gypsy moth in 18 counties.
4:52am
DMA. Portion of Red Arrow infantry battlion returns to U.S. from Afghanistan deployment.

4:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Around 150 Wisconsin National Guard troops return from Afghanistan.

Economy/Business

3:42pm
Forward Janesville. Announces "Better Together...the Badger Task Force."
12:01pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. Guarded optimism for gradual economic recovery; small workforce cuts seen in survey.
11:54am
WEC Energy Group. To announce 2020 first-quarter results May 4.
10:53am
DWD. Encourages employers to avoid layoffs by participating in the Work-Share Program.
9:25am
Wisconsin Builders Association. Homebuilding numbers show strong start to 2020.
8:41am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Announces SITE Staffing as a Five Star Invest in Vets Employer.
4:48am
Biax-Fiberfilm, Clean Tech Partners. Announces expansion of melt-blown fabric production for N95 masks and other medical applications.
4:48am
Clean Tech Partners. Wisconsin converting manufacturers run full-out to supply healthcare needs during fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

1:47pm
Fox 11. Marquis Yachts to lay off workers amid pandemic.
1:46pm
WISC. SSM Health furloughs 2,000 workers throughout system.
12:47pm
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin companies tried to snap up small-business relief loans before the money ran out. Some were left waiting.
12:44pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's rural communities have few COVID-19 cases. Some say they should reopen sooner.
11:50am
Politico. Backlash grows as pandemic relief stumbles.
11:49am
Reuters. U.S. banks gird for mad grab of another $310 billion in new small business aid.
11:47am
The Hill. Tyson Foods takes out full-page ad: 'The food supply chain is breaking.'
11:46am
U.S. News & World Report. Virus is expected to reduce meat selection and raise prices.
4:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal regulators investigating 6 sites including several meatpacking plants in Wisconsin.
4:39am
MarketWatch. Meat shortage looms as coronavirus shuts packing plants, leaving farmers with tough choices.
4:38am
The Hill. U.S. capping how much banks can lend as part of coronavirus emergency program.
4:20am
Politico. USDA let millions of pounds of food rot while food-bank demand soared.
3:59am
Green Bay Press Gazette. JBS Packerland closed indefinitely as OSHA investigates outbreak.
3:43am
WBAY. JBS facility to temporarily close in Green Bay.
3:35am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Milwaukee health care execs eye resumption of suspended procedures after stunning revenue losses.
3:31am
CNBC. Public companies took far more small business loans than first thought - here's the latest tally.
3:30am
CNBC. Economic damage from the coronavirus is hitting the lowest level of wage earners hardest.
3:13am
Wisconsin State Farmer. Ag groups ask for cash relief for state's farmers.
3:10am
WTMJ. Some nonessential businesses ready to reopen, others say they won't even if it's allowed.
3:09am
Wisconsin State Journal. Business association proposal would provide guidelines for reopening Wisconsin economy amid COVID-19 pandemic.
3:03am
Cap Times. 30,000 Wisconsinites apply for pandemic unemployment funding in opening days.
2:56am
WCLO. Two employees at Hormel Foods plant in Beloit test positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus

3:44pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Waukesha County working with businesses to plan safe economic recovery.
2:44pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Calls on elected officials to denounce rise of racist attacks on Asian-Americans amid COVID-19.
2:41pm
Sen. Taylor. Milwaukee Health Department: Stop victim blaming.
2:40pm
Rep. Vruwink. Column: Small businesses make our communities thrive.
1:34pm
Gov. Evers. Announces expanded opportunities for certain nonessential businesses. Emergency Order #34.
11:53am
Great Taste of the Midwest. Announces cancellation of 2020 festival.
10:59am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard lending a helping hand at Milwaukee County alternate care facility.
9:10am
WPHCA, Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Milwaukee Health Services, Outreach Community Health Centers, Progressive Community Health Centers, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers. Community Health Centers expand access to COVID-19 diagnostic testing in Milwaukee.
8:40am
Menomonee Falls Trustees Tadda, Taggart. To place resolution demanding Governor Evers support the Reasonable, Responsible, Reopening of the State of Wisconsin Plan as proposed by Rep. Horlacher or the Back to Business Plan as proposed by WMC. Resolution.
4:51am
Rep. Myers. Addresses threats received in wake of "Safer at Home" protests.
4:30am
DOR. Governor Evers suspends administrative rules in order to make certain commerce safer and maintain social distancing.
4:27am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. To Governor Evers: "Provide a light at the end of the tunnel."

1:55pm
Politico. Wisconsin health department: 36 people positive for coronavirus after vote.
1:51pm
Fox 11. More businesses allowed to offer curbside pickup, dropoff.
1:49pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Milwaukee's July 3 fireworks show canceled due to COVID-19.
4:18am
Reuters. In four U.S. state prisons, nearly 3,300 inmates test positive for coronavirus -- 96% without symptoms.
4:12am
Racine Journal Times. Wisconsin hospitals: 361 admitted COVID-19 cases, 4,272 empty beds.
3:56am
Reuters. U.S. response to virus splinters into acrimony and uncertainty.
3:49am
WAOW. New trend of people delaying emergency care due to COVID-19.
3:44am
WKOW. With increased testing, experts say key indicator is rate of positive tests.
3:36am
Fox 6. AP: Evers' stay-at-home extension draws anger, pleas for help.
3:35am
WISN. State Rep.: Lack of protest enforcement was 'exercise in white privilege.'
3:32am
U.S. News & World Report. Positive COVID-19 cases nearly 6K in Wisconsin; 272 deaths.
3:08am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Foxconn donates 100,000 masks to state of Wisconsin.
3:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. More than a thousand stay-at-home protesters converge on Wisconsin Capitol.
3:05am
Cap Times. 'Let us make our own decisions': Hundreds rally against Evers' orders at Wisconsin Capitol..
3:05am
U.S. News & World Report. As hundreds protest Wisconsin restrictions, some in GOP skip.
3:01am
Politico. Fauci calls for at least doubling virus testing before reopening country.
3:00am
NBC 15. Pocan blasts FEMA, CDC for COVID-19 testing supply distribution.
2:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As residents at Milwaukee County nursing homes contracted and died of coronavirus, administrators and local officials kept it to themselves.

Statewide

9:17am
AARP Wisconsin. Apply now for "Small Dollar, Big Impact" grants.

Courts

9:34am
The Hill. Supreme Court says Congress must pay insurers billions under Obamacare.

Education

4:12pm
UW-Madison. Teams from Wisconsin, New York search for molecular clues to defeat COVID-19.
3:12pm
Marquette University. Seventh annual Brewed Ideas Challenge goes online for live pitch competition May 1.
10:57am
UW-Eau Claire. Career Services supporting Blugolds in their search for internships and jobs.

4:11am
Racine Journal Times. School shutdown could widen equity gaps, Racine Unified reveals high school grading plan.

Local

4:44am
Milwaukee Alds. Coggs, Dodd. Council members seek answers in assault incident during party hosted by MPD officer.
4:37am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Congratulates Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson on her election as Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman.
4:34am
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Elected First Vice-Chair.

Congress

3:43pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Rep. Steil proposal expands 529 accounts for home learning expenses.
3:12pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues call for establishing 9-8-8 suicide hotline in next COVID-19 relief package.
2:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues urge administration to take action to ensure Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds reach small businesses.

Politics

2:52pm
Shilling for Senate. Endorses Brad Pfaff for state Senate.
12:41pm
Rep. Meyers. Announces re-election campaign.
10:52am
Pfaff for 32nd Senate. Announces candidacy.

11:43am
Wisconsin State Journal. Ousted agriculture secretary running for state Senate.
11:41am
U.S. News & World Report. Former DATCP Secretary running for state Senate.
3:13am
Politico. Chummy Senate Democrats jump into veepstakes.
3:12am
Spooner Advocate. Keith Kern running for 73rd Assembly District seat.
3:11am
Dunn County News. Menomonie's Clint Moss announces candidacy for Wisconsin's 29th Assembly District.

Friday April 24, 2020

Governor

10:46am
PDPW. Governor Evers featured on Tuesday's The Dairy Signal.

Budget

3:11am
Politico. 'Really dumb': Governors assail McConnell over bankruptcy comments.

Legislative

4:06pm
Wisconsin Paper Council. Congratulates Senator Janet Bewley on being elected Senate Minority Leader.
1:34pm
Rep. Hintz. Congratulates Sentor Janet Bewley on election as Senate Democratic Leader.
1:31pm
Sen. Miller. Statement on Democratic leadership.
1:13pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on Democratic leadership election.
11:03am
Sen. Shilling. Statement on Democratic leadership election.
11:03am
Sen. Ringhand. To serve as Assistant Leader for Senate Democrats.
10:55am
Sen. Bewley. Thanks colleagues for vote of confidence.

1:15pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin Senate Democrats choose Janet Bewley as new minority leader.
4:00am
Marshfield News Herald. GOP leaders seeking to overturn Tony Evers' coronavirus orders aren't saying what alternatives they want.
3:51am
NBC 15. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson calls Wis. lawmakers to work together to solve pandemic.
3:12am
U.S. News & World Report. Virus pits health vs. public duty for some state lawmakers.
3:09am
Fox 6. 'A huge loophole:' State leaders say they tried to stop last-minute changes to COVID-19 bill.

State Agencies

1:57pm
DOR. Collections, March FY2020.
1:06pm
DNR. Deadline extended for warden application.
12:15pm
DMA. Volk Field commander tabbed to be Wisconsin's next Deputy Adjutant General for Air.
10:14am
DOJ. Drug Take Back Day postponed; securing prescriptions at home still critical.

3:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Former One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross to join state ethics commission.

Economy/Business

11:38am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. 'Back to Business' plan deserves consideration.
9:33am
Sen. Kapenga. Announcing the Back to Business Plan.
9:14am
Outagamie County, Fox Cities Regional Partnership. COVID-19 Business Assistance Loan Program created to support small businesses.
8:50am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Statement in support of newly unveiled legislative recovery plan.
8:36am
WMC. Announces plan to get Back to Business.

1:37pm
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. All businesses could resume operations with coronavirus mitigation strategies under WMC plan.
11:06am
Cap Times. As Republicans demand looser restrictions, Wisconsin business lobby pushes new plan to reopen state.
11:01am
Fox 6. 'We need that help:' 56K more Wisconsinites file for unemployment, others still waiting on filed claims.
10:47am
CNBC. Mortgage bailout balloons by half a million more loans in one week.
10:46am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce calls for opening businesses.
8:39am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Farm Center mental health vouchers poised to exceed 2019 totals.
4:10am
AP. Republicans leap to reopen economy; Democrats more cautious.
4:05am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Pandemic fallout: Medical College of Wisconsin furloughs 700 employees, cuts compensation.
3:56am
AP. Pandemic job losses hit new high, antiviral tests disappoint.
3:54am
Fox 11. Marinette Marine confirms employee tested positive for COVID-19.
3:53am
WAOW. Wisconsin farmers could see an oversupply of potato and cranberry crop.
3:50am
WISC. Farm groups ask Evers for $50 mil to help struggling commodity markets.
3:21am
Daily Reporter. Report: Wisconsin and Milwaukee union membership lags national average.
3:20am
Cap Times. Survey of Wisconsin businesses finds millions in lost income, wages, productivity.
3:19am
Beloit Daily News. One employee tests positive for COVID-19 at Hormel Foods.
3:16am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Survey: Commercial real estate experts now predicting longer disruption period from COVID-19.

Coronavirus

3:17pm
Rep. Ramthun. "Hartford understands the big picture."
1:56pm
Leading Age Wisconsin. CEO Message: Wisconsin's long-term care providers are community partners in the fight against COVID-19.
12:13pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Health professionals speak out against social distancing protests.
11:37am
Rep. Bowen. "This virus doesn't care":Statement on protest at the Capitol.
10:19am
Sen. Marklein. Column: COVID-19 update.
10:16am
Rep. James. COVID-19: More questions than answers.

10:53am
The Hill. U.S. hits grim milestone: 50,000 coronavirus deaths.
9:24am
CNBC. FDA issues warnings on chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine after 'serious poisoning and death' reported.
9:18am
Reuters. Trump's disinfectant idea shocking and dangerous, doctors say.
9:06am
AP. Coronavirus shakes the conceit of 'American exceptionalism.'
8:58am
WTMJ. TMJ4 hosts 'Safer at Home' virtual town hall.
8:40am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. World Dairy Expo to decide fate of 2020 show by July 1.
4:16am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Coronavirus in Fond du Lac County: Testing expanded to those with mild COVID-19 symptoms.
4:08am
CNBC. Trump says he may extend coronavirus social distancing guidelines to early summer.
4:03am
U.S. News & World Report. 'Republicans are nervous': Some in GOP eye protests warily.
4:02am
Chippewa Herald. Protest against stay-at-home restrictions set for Friday as Republican impatience grows.
4:01am
Oshkosh Northwestern. 'It's about basic freedoms': Protesters poised to converge on Madison Friday to oppose Tony Evers' stay-at-home order.
3:52am
CBS 58. Counties in need to more contact tracing staff as testing ramps up.
3:35am
USA Today. 'Our moon shot': Vaccine makers go ahead with unproven candidates to meet 2021 goal - that experts say may be unrealistic.
3:21am
Racine Journal Times. Kenosha County Sheriff Beth sends open letter to Wisconsin sheriffs addressing Safer-at-Home order.
3:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Despite pandemic, surgeries back on at some Wisconsin hospitals.
3:15am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Advocate Aurora taking down overflow triage tents.
3:13am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin labs nearing testing capacity needed to reopen.
3:08am
New York Times. In Wisconsin, virus creates new front in long-simmering partisan wars.

Statewide

11:42am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. McFarland elected President of League's Urban Alliance.

Courts

12:14pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Comment on Supreme Court denial of petition.
10:19am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement on amicus brief supporting Wisconsin's Safer at Home orders.
9:39am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. London Scott Barney v. Julie Mickelson, MD.
9:38am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Langlade County v. D.J.W.

Education

1:36pm
UW-Madison. Chemists look for ways to assess and improve indoor air quality.
1:14pm
UW System. Change to new digital platform leads to rapid online transition.
11:41am
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Education develops timely webinar and hybrid leadership programming.
11:39am
UW-Madison. Academy adds new members from UW who 'expand the boundaries of knowledge.'
10:50am
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Education announces program changes amid COVID-19 pandemic.
10:27am
UW-River Falls. CAFES rolls out scholarship announcements via social media amid COVID-19 crisis.
9:19am
UW-La Crosse. Senior Lilli Minor is the National Student Employee of the Year.
9:07am
UW-Stout. Alumna had distinguished career in federal programs, policy.

1:21pm
NBC 26. UW-Green Bay announces 227 staff members on furlough.

Local

3:16pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Elected Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.
10:39am
City of Madison. Staff to begin wearing cloth facial coverings while working in a public setting.
9:20am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Daily ticks check recommended after being outdoors.

3:18am
Janesville Gazette. Rock County, Janesville pay some workers to stay home on call.
3:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Reduced spending will mean budget crunch for Wisconsin counties.

Congress

11:40am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan group of senators calling for relief for rural broadcasters, local newspapers during coronavirus pandemic.
10:43am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Senate colleagues call for administration to fully utilitize Defense Production Act & Protect veterans from COVID-19.

1:20pm
AP. CBO says deficit to reach $3.7 trillion in economic decline.
10:59am
Reuters. U.S. Congress girds for partisan fight on coronavirus aid for cities, states.
3:37am
The Hill. House passes $484B coronavirus relief package.

Politics

2:26pm
Vukovic for 11th Assembly. Alderwoman and school board member to run for state Assembly.
10:44am
Roys for 26th Senate. Former Dane Co. Exec Kathleen Falk endorses.
4:11am
NextGen Wisconsin. Responds to new COVID-19 cases tied to in-person voting.

9:18am
The Hill. Democrats grapple with how to hold state conventions amid pandemic.
3:55am
Fox 11. Green Bay clerk hopes state upgrades absentee ballot system before next election.
3:53am
WJFW. Democrats expect 'in-person convention,' party chairman says.
3:07am
WKBT. Wisconsin's 32nd Senate District pivotal in balance of power in Madison.

Thursday April 23, 2020

Budget

3:53am
The Hill. State governments face financial abyss with coronavirus.
3:17am
Politico. Battered states, cities struggling to pay bills as Congress puts off bailout.

Legislative

3:45pm
Reps. Edming, James, Petryk, Pronschinske, Stafsholt, Summerfield, Zimmerman. Local legislators react to lawsuit on Governor's safe at home extension.
2:34pm
Sen. Shilling. Appoints Scot Ross to Wisconsin Ethics Commission.
2:09pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. WMC's $26 million pays off in gutting of workers comp for first responders.
4:09am
Rep. Hesselbein. 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

3:41am
WTMJ. State COVID-19 relief package makes workers' comp harder to get for first responders.
3:32am
WKBT. Wisconsin Sen. Jennifer Shilling reflects on 20 years serving in Madison.

State Agencies

9:40am
DNR. Hiring state conservation wardens.

Economy/Business

3:22pm
Wisconsin Restaurant Association. Devastating impact of COVID-19 on Wisconsin restaurants.
3:21pm
ABC of Wisconsin. Wisconsin's guides to "Safe at Work"
9:39am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. COVID-19 Relief Fund hits $10,000 donor match and exceeds goal for Wisconsin Veteran Service Organizations.

12:28pm
Politico. States that helped Trump win see biggest job losses.
12:28pm
AP. Virus pushes U.S. unemployment to highest since Depression.
7:46am
Reuters. Americans too scared to go to work risk losing unemployment aid, experts say.
7:44am
CNBC. U.S. weekly jobless claims hit 4.4 million, bringing 5-week total to more than 26 million.
5:43am
CNBC. New $310 billion in aid for small businesses is likely already used up, banks say.
4:30am
NPR. Small business rescue earned banks $10 billion in fees.
3:59am
Reuters. Record U.S. jobless claims wipe out post-Great Recession employment gains.
3:45am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Local golf courses excited to reopen Friday with restrictions in place.
3:35am
Fox 11. No plans to shut down JBS plant as Brown County, USDA differ on who has authority.
3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin regulators warn debt collectors to back off during pandemic.

Coronavirus

4:45pm
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Letter to DHS Sec.-Designee Palm regarding COVID-19 emergency rule.
4:43pm
Waukesha County Health & Human Services. Ramps up contact tracing to aid in safe reopening of Wisconsin businesses.
4:10pm
Sen. Roth. Weekly Republican Radio Address: Republicans push back against the Governor's unlawful overreach.
3:42pm
Community Shares of Wisconsin. Lauches the Fund for A Just Recovery.
3:25pm
Senate Republicans. (Updated) Letter to Gov. Evers regarding coronavirus response.
2:38pm
Various Organizations. Letter of support for Safer at Home order.
2:36pm
Various Building Trades. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding coronavirus.
2:35pm
AG Kaul. Recommends help for homeowners affected by COVID-19.
2:08pm
Rep. Vorpagel. Column: Evers' Badger Bounce Back plan doesn't add up.
12:37pm
Gov. Evers. Signs Emergency Order #32, relating to the operation of an alternative care facility at State Fair Park.
12:04pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Join a new healthcare worker research community.
12:02pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic Radio Address on Badger Bounce Back plan.
9:42am
UW-Madison. Maps provide zip code-level detail on risk of COVID-19 complications across Wisconsin.

2:16pm
WISC. Confirmed COVID-19 cases top 5,000 in Wisconsin, at least 251 dead.
12:27pm
U.S. News & World Report. 'We've been ignored': Nursing homes plead for more testing.
4:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: 19 voters, poll workers confirmed to have COVID-19 after April election.
4:18am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Medical College of Wisconsin model shows hospitals would fill in a month if all social distancing ended May 26.
4:14am
Racine Journal Times. Racine County asks for more public health department funding amid COVID-19 pandemic.
3:56am
USA Today. 'Convinced': Fauci says there will be coronavirus in the fall after Trump says 'it may not come back.'
3:48am
Politico. Governors release new plan for reopening - and suggest few states are ready.
3:47am
AP. VA medical facilities struggle to cope with coronavirus.
3:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin prisoners fearing coronavirus exposure seek consideration for clemency.
3:43am
WJFW. Gov. Evers and Rep. Felzkowski disagree over Safer at Home extension.
3:42am
WTMJ. DHS starts reporting COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities.
3:40am
WISN. Doctors: Don't avoid ER because of COVID-19 fears.
3:40am
WKOW. Polk County Sheriff opposes "Safer at Home" extension.
3:38am
WKOW. Organizers say message of upcoming protest outweighs COVID-19 risk of gathering.
3:38am
WISC. Guard members have COVID-19 symptoms after election.
3:37am
WFRV. Wisconsin coronavirus: Door County reopens campgrounds under strict guidelines.
3:34am
WKBT. Gov. Tony Evers weighs in on top local, state issues as pandemic response continues.
3:33am
WISC. Assembly majority leader pushes for regional approach to reopening Wisconsin.
3:32am
Racine Journal Times. Wisconsin's congressional delegation split on Tony Evers' stay-at-home extension.
3:31am
WISN. Not staying at home? It could now cost you $500.
3:29am
U.S. News & World Report. Virus cases spike at Wisconsin meat packer; protest still on.
3:16am
WQOW. Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest canceled for 2020.
3:15am
Fox 6. 'Trends in health inequity:' Health officials see uptick in COVID-19 cases on Milwaukee's south side.

Courts

4:08am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Statement in support of Wisconsin Legislature lawsuit.

Education

3:23pm
Marquette University. Team led by nursing professors wins research award.
3:23pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. 'Thank you, school districts.'
12:57pm
UW-Stout. Weissman recevies April University Staff Appreciation Award.
10:12am
DPI. 10 Wisconsin students recognized with high national academic honor.
10:11am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Study: More than half of Wisconsin colleges substantially restrict free speech.
10:09am
UW-Whitewater. Is first Wisconsin university to earn Levl II aboretum accreditation.
9:52am
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Awarded patent to advance manufacturing skills.
9:41am
UW-Madison. Educational engineering games take stay-at-home kids to the next level.

2:16pm
Reuters. Coronavirus school shutdowns threaten to deepen U.S. 'digital divide.'
4:13am
Stevens Point Journal. UW-Stevens Point furloughing 200 employees amid coronavirus economic downturn.
3:16am
WSAW. UWSP announces furloughs, unpaid time due to coronavirus.

Local

12:16pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane Arts Buy Local Market to transition to online workshops, skill building opportunities amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

Congress

12:15pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues call for $3.6 billion to expand vote-by-mail, early voting in CARES 2 relief package.

4:06am
Reuters. Trump order temporarily limits U.S. immigration during coronavirus crisis.
3:43am
WAOW. Congressman Ron Kind talks with constituents about the federal response to COVID-19.

Politics

3:18pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Urges absentee voting in 7th CD Special Election May 12 due to COVID-19.
2:06pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Asks 7th Congressional voters to be safe.
9:36am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Sharon Kilfoy.

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Budget

2:21pm
The Hill. McConnell says he supports letting states declare bankruptcy amid coronavirus.
2:20pm
CNBC. Massive layoffs and pay cuts are likely coming to state and local governments as federal aid goes elsewhere.

Legislative

4:51pm
Sen. Cowles. Plan to improve safety and navigation on and under the HHH bridge approved.
10:39am
Sen. Smith. Column: The Wisconsin COVID-19 response bill.
8:33am
Sen. Shilling. Column: Earth Day's 50th anniversary reminds us to cherish and protect Wisconsin's environment.

4:02am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Senate Democratic leadership up in the air as Shilling prepares to step down Friday.
3:12am
Fox 6. 'Reasonable,' or 'repugnant?' Wisconsin lawyers, health care groups debate fallout of COVID-19 legislation changes.

State Agencies

1:23pm
DOT. Counties receive aid to maintain forest roads.
11:54am
DNR. 50 years of Earth Day.
11:12am
OCI. Commissioner announces agent licensing exams may be taken online.
11:11am
OCI. Bulletin: Remotely proctored exams are available for agent candidates.
4:17am
DOT. DMV program wins two national awards.

Economy/Business

12:03pm
DWD. March local employment and unemployment data released.
11:52am
Hunger Task Force. Wisconsin Dairy Recovery Program underway.
11:12am
Madison Region Economic Partnership. 35% of WI businesses surveyed felt they could not be viable after three months of current circumstances.
4:52am
NFIB. 80% of PPP applicants are still urgently waiting for financial assistance.
4:51am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Essential workers still on the job must be protected.

3:18pm
Chippewa Herald. Survey: 35% of Wisconsin businesses could close permanently if shutdown continues for 3 months.
2:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. JBS plant in Green Bay linked to 147 coronavirus cases as meatpacking outbreaks continue to spread.
2:23pm
USA Today. Coronavirus at meatpacking plants worse than first thought, USA Today investigation finds.
10:21am
Fortune. Northwestern Mutual CEO: 3 lessons I've learned from managing economic crises before the coronavirus.
9:56am
AP. Tyson Foods idling its largest pork plant amid Iowa outbreak.
9:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Exact Sciences announces pay cuts, furloughs amid COVID-19 pandemic.
4:39am
Beloit Daily News. Federal approval of Ho-Chunk Nation's Beloit casino gets bipartisan support.
4:12am
Chippewa Herald. 'I'm thankful for this': economic stimulus checks divide local population.
3:42am
Fox 6. 'We will do what it takes:' Small business owners urge state to re-open economy on safe, limited basis.
3:38am
WKOW. Small business owners weigh impact of extending or lifting Safer at Home order.
3:15am
WTMJ. Down to their last dollars, Shorewood small business owner waits for relief checks to come.

Coronavirus

1:58pm
PSC. Launches internet and phone helpline.
11:56am
ACLU of Wisconsin. With COVID-19 cases rising at Wisconsin Corrections facilities, data model shows mass incarceration will increase death toll by 100,000.
11:16am
Rep. Kurtz. Column: The return to normalcy must begin soon.
11:15am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. The lethal idiocy of the MacIver Institute.
9:53am
Milwaukee Area Labor Council. Statement of support for Safer at Home.

2:40pm
Politico. Inside America's unending testing snafu.
2:32pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin virus order protesters vow to rally without permit.
2:18pm
Fox 11. Brown County COVID-19 cases rise by 93.
2:16pm
WBAY. Wisconsin reports largest one-day jump in COVID-19 cases; 147 linked to JBS plant in Green Bay.
2:14pm
WTMJ. 19 COVID-19 cases report connection to in-person voting, Department of Health Services says.
10:25am
AP. Many wary of virus reopenings as partisan divide grows in U.S.
4:38am
WTMJ. Milwaukee Irish Fest, world's largest Irish music festival, canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
4:33am
NBC 15. HHS: Wis. to receive over $16 million to support older adults and people with disabilities.
4:11am
La Crosse Tribune. Rep. Steve Doyle details step-by-step plan to reopen Wisconsin.
3:53am
Reuters. CDC chief warns second COVID-19 wave may be worse, arriving with flu season.
3:52am
Reuters. U.S. coronavirus deaths top 45,000, doubling in little over a week - Reuters tally.
3:41am
Fox 6. 'A lot of people afraid for their life:' Number of positive COVID-19 cases at HOC grows to 103.
3:35am
WKBT. Rep. Doyle unveils blueprint to rev up Wisconsin business.
3:34am
MarketWatch. 'We will not have a vaccine by next winter." What happens when coronavirus returns?
3:27am
AP. More deaths, no benefit from malaria drug in VA virus study.
3:26am
AP. Analysis: Pandemic fallout tracks nation's political divide.
3:17am
WJFW. Governor Evers signs Emergency Order relating to suspending rules for DNR-certified operators.

Statewide

2:55pm
Focus on Energy. Reveals annual award winners on Earth Day.
9:46am
Arch Electric. Celebrates Earth Day 2020.

8:46am
Cap Times. Digging blind: Wisconsin allows drillers to flout state law - sometimes with deadly results.
3:16am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin highway traffic down by 40%, with drivers staying off roads before stay-at-home order.

Courts

9:49am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Robert B. Moodie.
9:48am
District II Court of Appeals. Mechanical v. Venture Electrical Contractors.
4:21am
Rep. Allen. Statement on the Legislature suing Sec.-designee Palm.

4:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republicans ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to block latest 'Safer at Home' order. Cap Times.
3:40am
NBC 15. Evers says GOP lawmakers are 'exploiting a global pandemic' in lawsuit challenging stay-at-home. WSAW. WKOW
3:32am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republicans sue over stay-at-home order.

Education

3:21pm
UW-Stevens Point. COVID-19 reponse requires furloughs.
1:59pm
UW-Stout. Virtual employer panel to be hosted April 24 by Career Services.
11:54am
UW-La Crosse. Student earns scholarship from Thompson Center on Public Leadership.
11:53am
UW-Stout. Virtual panel April 23 to address COVID-19 local impacts.
11:19am
Carthage College. Adopts test-optional policy amid pandemic.
10:19am
UW-Madison. National scholarship will allow student to pursue graduate studies in early reading cognition.
4:16am
UW-Platteville. Industry partners help create one-of-a-kind opportunities for building construction programs.
4:15am
UW-Stevens Point. Alumni, friends, join together to fight the spread of COVID-19.
4:14am
UW-Platteville. Soil and crop science major trades field work for hand sanitizer production.
4:13am
UW-Platteville. $100,000 goal set for Pioneers Helping Pioneers.

4:31am
WQOW. WIAA officially cancels spring sports season.

Local

4:48pm
Racine Mayor Mason. City of Racine to launch round two of Small Business Emergency Fund.
4:22am
Midwest Environmental Justice Organization. Teens find significantly elevated PFAS levels in Starkweather Creek sediments.

4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee will mail 300K absentee ballot applications to voters for fall election.

Congress

9:54am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads resolution recognizing 50th Earth Day, honoring founder and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson.
8:44am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads push for new employment program to help workers and businesses recover from COVID-19.

3:54am
USA Today. Trump administration to bar DACA and undocumented students from billions in federal aid.
3:50am
Politico. McConnell slams brakes on next round of coronavirus aid.
3:49am
The Hill. Senate passes $484B coronavirus relief package.
3:38am
Fox 11. Trump's proposed order to suspend immigration may outlast coronavirus crisis.

Politics

1:26pm
Allen for 97th Assembly. To seek reelection to fourth term.
1:21pm
Lee for 14th Assembly. State Senator Alberta Darling endorses.
11:14am
Hintz for 54th Assembly. Announces campaign to seek re-election.
10:09am
Brooks for 21st Assembly. Announces candidacy for 21st Assembly District.

4:27am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin politics go viral.
3:24am
Wisconsin State Journal. Two weeks after election effect of in-person voting on COVID-19 spread unclear.
3:13am
Marshfield News Herald. Stratford Police Chief Tim Miller announces candidacy for Wisconsin's 69th Assembly District.

Tuesday April 21, 2020

Legislature v. Palm

4:37pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Republican lawsuit.
3:01pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Memo in support of petition for original action and motion for temporary injunction.
2:26pm
Sen. Wirch. Statement on Republican challenge to public health and safety meaures.
2:20pm
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Legislature takes Gov. Evers to court.

2:36pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican Legislature asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to suspend Safer at Home order.
2:33pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmakers ask Supreme Court to block Tony Evers' order to stay home.
2:23pm
WISC. Wisconsin Legislature seeks legal action against Gov. Evers' extension of Safer at Home order.

Governor

11:10am
Gov. Evers. Declares State of Emergency due to elevated wildfire conditions. Executive Order #75

Legislative

4:40pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Statement on Rep. Jason Fields' announcement.
2:59pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: Rep. Fields retirement from the Legislature.
12:46pm
Leg. Council. COVID-19 legislation: 2019 Wisconsin Act 185.
11:51am
Rep. Loudenbeck. Statement on retirement of Rep. Jason Fields.
11:24am
Rep. Fields. Statement on not seeking re-election to the State Legislature in 2020.
11:03am
Sen. Shilling. To step down as Democratic leader.

State Agencies

3:48pm
DHS. Prevent underage drinking: Have small talks.

3:20am
Fox 11. Kaul joins other states insisting the EPA strengthen its proposed rules on PFAS.

Economy/Business

3:48pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Badger Bounce Back - a path to a safer recovery.
1:06pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Wisconsin ag groups advocate for farmer aid. Letter to Gov. Evers.
11:25am
DWD. Now taking applications for pandemic unemployment assistance.
11:06am
American Dairy Coalition. Congress must replenish PPP & EIDL SBA loans to assist dairy farmers.
10:13am
Rep. Nygren. Unemployment insurance administration issues cause real pain.
10:07am
Alliant Energy. Help is available to pay energy bills.
9:28am
DWD. Announces payment of waiting week benefits.
3:55am
DATCP. Interim secretary statement on USDA COVID-19 aid.

1:18pm
Politico. Farm workers to be exempt from Trump's immigration ban.
12:11pm
Wisconsin State Journal. UW Health, UnityPoint Health cut costs, salaries from COVID-19, SSM Health eyeing cuts.
11:40am
Politico. Restaurants' bailout problem: Unemployment pays more.
11:34am
U.S. News & Word Report. States works to keep meat plants open despite virus outbreaks.
11:33am
AP. U.S. pork farmers panic as virus ruins hopes for great year.
4:20am
Baraboo News Republic. LSC Communications announces nearly 400 layoffs at Baraboo facility.
3:36am
The Hill. Anger mounts after corporations tap small-business relief funds.
3:28am
Politico. Banks warn that new small-business funding could evaporate in 2 days.
3:21am
WKBT. 'Hard to fathom numbers': Beef farmers see prices plummet amid pandemic.
3:18am
WISC. USPS 'may never fully recover' from sudden drop in mail volume.
3:17am
CBS 58. Birds Eye Plant in Darien suspending operations for 1 week.
3:15am
WJFW. PPP loan helps Colby car dealership, money will last about 2 months according to owner.
3:14am
WAOW. Local businesses frustrated with lack of aid during COVID-19 pandemic.
3:13am
AP. AP: Publicly traded firms get $300M in small-business loans.
3:10am
CBS 58. CrossFit gym owners petition to become essential businesses in Wisconsin.
3:07am
Racine Journal Times. Backlog, overburdened phone lines keep some furloughed workers from unemployment benefits.

Coronavirus

2:41pm
AG Kaul. & Nationwide coalition demand Trump administration halt rule that would leave 3.1 million Americans hungry during pandemic.
1:19pm
Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative. Waives coronavirus treatment costs for members.
12:45pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement in response to GOP criticism of Governor Evers' Badger Bounce Back plan: The virus doesn't follow the calendar or municipal boundaries.
12:43pm
Wisconsin Water Alliance. Statement on impact of extended Stay-at-Home order.
12:42pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Essential workers in every sector need PPE to save lives.
12:41pm
UW-Madison. Researchers lead data science coalition to aid with COVID-19.
12:03pm
Alzheimer's Association. Offers free virtual services for Wisconsin residents.
11:53am
Rep. Tranel. Statement on Governor Evers' new guidelines.
11:42am
Rep. Duchow. Statement on "Badger Bounce Back" plan.
11:38am
Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions President Diehl. Letter to partners in tourism regarding COVID-19.
11:12am
OCI. Bulletin: Special COVID-19 session law 2019 Wisconsin Act 185.
11:09am
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Launches telehealth service to connect patients to care remotely.
11:02am
DNR. Governor Evers signs emergency order relating to suspending rules for DNR-certified operators.
8:29am
DOT. Mid-America states collaborating on COVID-19 transportation strategies.
3:58am
Wisconsin Association of School Nurses. School nurses are essential elements in public health and schools need to be prepared for when they are asked to reopen.
3:54am
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on Evers "more-of-the-same" plan.
3:53am
MacIver Institute. Gov. Evers' "Badger Bounce Back" plan not a real plan.

2:12pm
Fox 11. 121 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 12 deaths in Wisconsin.
12:09pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Tony Evers defends reopening plan and chides Republicans for opposing measures based on Trump administration policy.
4:19am
CNBC. Coronavirus: New plan would test 30 million per week and cost up to $100 billion, but 'we've got to do it.'
4:06am
Chippewa Herald. 'We went to offer our services again': Chippewa Falls business leaders react to new 'safer at home' timeline.
4:04am
Beloit Daily News. Beloit area could avoid COVID-19 surge as local testing increases.
4:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Demand for food assistance doubles in Wisconsin amid coronavirus economic slump.
3:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With new clusters and increasing deaths, Wisconsin has a ways to go before achieving Evers' coronavirus goals.
3:50am
Cap Times. Public Health Madison & Dane County invest in 'contact tracing' efforts to mitigate COVID-19.
3:48am
Racine Journal Times. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth says he will enforce Safer at Home.
3:37am
CBS 58. Health experts say it's unlikely large events will happen by summer.
3:30am
Fox 6. MHD: 7 patients may have contracted COVID-19 'through election-related activities.'
3:26am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Five indicators officials are watching to safely reopen Wisconsin's economy.
3:24am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers releases criteria for reopening Wisconsin amid virus.
3:19am
WBAY. Brown County confirms cluster of cases at JBS; Salm Partners confirms 10 cases at Denmark facility.
3:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Some law enforcement agencies question enforcing stay-at-home order.
3:09am
WTMJ. 'Safer at Home is working': Gov. Tony Evers reinforces message behind Safer at Home extension after protests.

Statewide

2:10pm
TDA. Podcast highlights the role of essential workers and the importance of transportation during national emergency.
8:04am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Changing traffic patterns during COVID-19.
8:03am
WHCA/WiCAL. Celebrates Careers in Aging week.

Courts

11:11am
UW-Eau Claire. 28th annual student research event, CERCA, to take place online April 27-May 1.

3:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Supreme Court hears cases that could limit gubernatorial powers.

Education

2:40pm
UW-Stout. Plans virtual graduation May 9.
12:44pm
UW-Eau Claire. Social work majors find new ways forward after COVID-19 ends internships.
12:37pm
UW-Extension. Program "The Literacy Link" awarded $21,000 for new books by nonprofit First Book.
8:49am
UW-Stout. Menard Center to host discussion about COVID-19 impact on civil liberties.

Local

3:46pm
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. Elected Common Council President.
2:03pm
Milwaukee Ald. Dimitrijevic. Common Council gives SafeVote legislation unanimous approval.
1:17pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Remarks of the passing of Mike Anderson.
11:22am
Milwaukee Area Labor Council. Congratulates Alderman Cavalier Johnson as the newly elected President of the Milwaukee Common Council.

2:55pm
WTMJ. Milwaukee Common Council votes unanimously to send every registered voter absentee ballot application.

Congress

1:03pm
NGA, NACo, NLC, ICMA, NCSL, CSG, U.S. Conference of Mayors. State and local government associations urge 'robust, flexible' federal relief during pandemic.
12:39pm
Wisconsin Environment. New dirty water rule puts Wisconsin's waters at risk.
11:14am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. As workplace infections and deaths rise, Baldwin, Duckworth, Murray introduce Senate bill to protect workers from COVID-19.
8:28am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls on President Trump to provide leadership with a national plan for widespread testing.

2:37pm
Reuters. U.S. Congress, White House agree on nearly $500 billion more coronavirus bailout.
4:17am
Politico. The IRS is drowning in unopened tax refund requests amid pandemic.
3:40am
Reuters. Trump says he will suspend all immigration into U.S. over coronavirus. Politico.
3:38am
The Hill. Lawmakers struggle to reach deal on new COVID relief package.

Politics

2:56pm
Tiffany for 7th Congress. ICYMI: President Trump endorses.
1:08pm
Drake for 11th Assembly. Announces candidacy.
8:07am
Priorities Wisconsin, Committee to Protect Medicare. And retired health care workers responde to Vice President Pence's visit to Madison amid the Trump administration's failed coronavirus response.
3:57am
Miller for 69th Assembly. Announces candidacy.

12:08pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'They should have done something': Broad failures fueled Wisconsin's absentee ballot crisis, investigation shows.
8:05am
The Hill. Top Democratic super PAC reserves $65M in airtime across six battlegrounds.
4:16am
WTMJ. Joe Biden: Dr. Anthony Fauci should be 'only person' public hears from during COVID-19 crisis.
3:27am
U.S. News & World Report. Battleground power plays rage as everyday politics go quiet.
3:12am
Wausau Daily Herald. Jeff Johnson, Marathon County Board member, plans to challenge Patrick Snyder for state Assembly this fall.

Monday April 20, 2020

Legislative

9:56am
LRB. Wisconsin's pimary care shortage.

State Agencies

10:35am
AG Kaul. Reacts to proposed EPA rules on PFAS amid nationwide concerns about "forever chemicals."
9:58am
DATCP. Offers produce safety program virtually during COVID-19.
4:32am
WHEDA. Seeks public comment on tax credit distribution plan.

Economy/Business

3:58pm
Foxconn. To assembly procedural masks in Wisconsin for pandemic relief.
3:52pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Praises aid to farmers, calls for deeper look at supply chain issues.
12:29pm
Charter Communications. Continued hiring and support for employees.
9:07am
U.S. Gain. Supplies RNG for thermal emission reductions.
8:29am
WEC Energy Group. Changes 2020 Annual Meeting to virtual format.
8:27am
WRA. March 2020 Home Sales Report.
4:17am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, Dairy Business Association. Dairy groups see USDA assistance as bridge during COVID-19 crisis.

10:49am
AP. Gov't relief loans to restaurant chains draw complaints.
4:46am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Four weeks of Wisconsin unemployment claims worse than any previous 12-week stretch.
4:09am
The Hill. Economy faces grueling road to recovery from coronavirus.
3:58am
WJFW. Some local businesses did not receive vital loans.
3:38am
AP. Trump, Congress near deal on small business, hospital aid.
3:33am
WISC. Department of Workforce Development says Wisconsin is making progress with unemployment claims.
3:31am
ABC News. Millions could see their coronavirus stimulus checks taken by debt collectors.
3:22am
WBAY. De Pere yoga studio rolls up yoga mat for good as 'safer-at-home' order extends.
3:20am
Daily Reporter. OSHA not cracking down on businesses that fail to follow COVID-19 guidelines.

Coronavirus

5:00pm
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Governor's plan provides roadblocks to reopening Wisconsin.
4:14pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Statement on "Badger Bounce Back" order.
4:13pm
Sen. Nass. Badger Bounce Back plan - bounces more people toward bankruptcy.
4:11pm
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Quick action needed to address COVID-19 outbreaks tearing through long-term care facilities, low-income communities.
4:10pm
Sen. Jacque, Rep. Tranel. Letter to Tourism Sec.-designee Meaney requesting Governor's Council on Tourism meeting.
3:59pm
Sen. Feyen. Reacts to Badger Bounce Back plan.
3:57pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement in support of first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
3:45pm
Racine Police Chief Howell. Clarification of COVID-19 Safer at Home order.
3:26pm
Rep. Nygren. Governor's plan misses mark.
2:18pm
DMA. More Wisconsin National Guard troops mobilized to establish additional COVID-19 mobile testing capacity.
2:17pm
WCASA, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Tell survivors of violence: You are not alone and services remain open.
2:16pm
Kids Forward. Extending "Safer at Home" is the right thing for Wisconsin's health.
1:23pm
Gov. Evers. Announces Badger Bounce Back plan. Emergency Order #31.
1:18pm
Reps. Loudenbeck, Kuglitsch. Column: Moving FORWARD.
12:19pm
Gov. Evers. Announces Wisconsin is taking big steps to increase COVID-19 testing capacity.
11:21am
DOR. Taxpayers may request extensions and waivers during COVID-19 public health emergency.
10:19am
DOT. During essential travel, watch out for work crews.
4:37am
Tavern League of Wisconsin. Reopen Wisconsin - safe at work.
4:35am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Statement regarding positive COVID-19 tests in the Milwaukee County Jail.
4:23am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard team sent to Milwaukee County House of Corrections to collect specimens for COVID-19 testing.
4:21am
DMA. COVID-19 could affect severe weather sheltering plans.
4:16am
City of Racine. Statement from Racine Public Health Director in response to Sheriff Schmaling.
4:14am
Tourism Federation of Wisconsin. Response to the Governor Evers "Safer-at-Home" executive order extension to May 26, 2020.

2:30pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay coronavirus: JBS, American Foods workers say they're infected as Brown County number explodes to 292.
2:26pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers unveils criteria for eventually reopening Wisconsin businesses.
2:06pm
WSAW. DHS reports 230 deaths due to COVID-19, state has had 4,499 confirmed cases.
1:02pm
WKOW. Evers: Wisconsin takes 'big steps' to increase testing capacity.
12:45pm
WTMJ. Tavern League of Wisconsin calls for soft reopening of bars and restaurants on May 1.
10:43am
The Hill. Fauci warns protests will 'backfire,' slow economic recovery.
4:45am
WAOW. Wisconsinites protest 'Safer-at-Home' order in Mosinee.
4:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: 4346 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin.
4:08am
Reuters. More U.S. protests call for lifting coronavirus restrictions as governors push back.
4:01am
Fox 11. Shawano Sheriff calling on altering the 'Safer at Home' order.
3:59am
Politico. Trump invokes DPA for testing swabs, weeks after reported shortages.
3:56am
WJFW. Lawmakers and Tavern League of Wisconsin react to 'Safer at Home' extension.
3:55am
WISN. Restaurant owner plans to reopen despite stay at home order.
3:47am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Republicans to challenge extension of 'Safer at Home' order; interest in rally explodes. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
3:46am
Politico. 'We need to be the Rosa Parks': Trump ally plans Wisconsin protest of coronavirus restrictions. The Hill
3:45am
Politico. Swing-state Democratic governors under duress over stay-at-home orders.
3:44am
Newsweek. Wisconsin 'Freedom Rally' planned after Gov. Tony Evers extends coronavirus lockdown by extra month.
3:43am
AP. Lockdown tensions grow as people seek to resume work or play.
3:42am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Several Republican legislators blast Evers' extension of 'Safer at Home' order.
3:40am
AP. Wisconsin's bipartisan detente in fighting coronavirus ends.
3:40am
Reuters. As coronavirus cases rise in U.S. hot spots, governors tell Trump it's too soon to reopen America.
3:32am
Washington Post. Hundreds of nursing homes with cases of coronavirus have violated federal infection-control rules in recent years.
3:26am
Fox 6. Racine County Sheriff won't enforce Gov. Evers' 'Safer at Home' extension.
3:25am
Kenosha News. COVID-19 increases addiction concerns.
3:24am
WISC. Sheriffs denounce Gov. Evers' Safer at Home extension, ask for alternative plan.
3:23am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin health officials encourage providers to cast wider net in COVID-19 testing.
3:21am
Fox 6. 'A perfect storm of trauma:' Expert says COVID-19 could have lasting impact on healthcare workers.
3:17am
Fox 11. People travel to second homes, cottages despite 'Safer at Home' order.

Statewide

10:36am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Wisconsin GOP leaders added fuel to climate change fire, WDC report shows.
9:59am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Report: Black people four times more likely to get arrested for marijuana possession in Wisconsin.

Courts

4:58pm
CMD. Files lawsuit against IRS for refusing to release tax records for 18 right-wing groups.

2:29pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court hears arguments in cases to limit governor's veto power.
3:27am
USA Today. Sheriff threatened to jail teen's family if she did not delete Instagram posts about coronavirus, lawsuit says.

Education

4:21pm
UW-La Crosse. Community engagement.
3:50pm
Marquette University. Diedrich College of Communication announces 2020-21 O'Brien Fellows.
10:34am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Regional workforce development partners to host Southeast Wisconsin Virtual Job and Resource Fair on May 7, 2020.
9:57am
UW-Stout. Professor to present virtual workshop on poetry, pandemic.
9:57am
UW-Platteville. Students to host "Corona Cruise' event to support local businesses.
9:55am
UW-Platteville. Update coronavirus.
8:29am
UW-Stout. Earth Week, with how-to videos and resources, to be celebrated virtually April 20-24.
4:44am
Wisconsin Hunter Education Instructor Association. 2020 scholarship award recipients.

1:01pm
WBAY. UW-Oshkosh announces employee furloughs.
3:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System administration office announces furloughs for 588 employees.
3:31am
Janesville Gazette. Chancellor: Furloughs at UW-Whitewater as COVID-19 costs nearly $9 million.
3:30am
WEAU. UW-Eau Claire faculty remain flexible to support students for fall 2020.

Local

4:22pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Statement on Kenosha air quality standard for ozone.
2:20pm
Kewaunee County. Public able to virtually attend Board of Supervisors meeting.
12:27pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County adopts first community-wide Climate Action Plan.
12:26pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County has invested over $1.8 million in homelessness services since start of COVID-19 pandemic.

3:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Study of southwest Wisconsin well water continues to indicate contamination.

Congress

2:26pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. It's time Congress "Rides to the Sound of the Guns."

Politics

12:28pm
Priorities USA Action. Places $65 million in TV reservations through November.
9:06am
Roys for 26th Senate. Denounces planned violations of #SaferAtHome.
4:26am
Vruwink for 43rd Assembly. To seek third term in Legislature.
4:22am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Christopher Kilgour.

2:28pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Once a GOP stronghold, county has swung more Democratic, could it be key in races for Congress, president?
12:49pm
Wisconsin State Journal. DeForest Village Trustee announces bid for state Assembly seat.
3:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Election Commission decides to dig deeper into unreturned absentee ballots from election.
3:39am
U.S. News & World Report. As mail voting pushed, some fear loss of in-person option.
3:35am
Kenosha News. Hibsch announces candidacy for State Assembly District 64.
3:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. All mail-in voting happens in other states, but Wisconsin Republicans aren't interested amid COVID-19 pandemic.
3:26am
Fox 11. State elections commission won't investigate consolidation of Green Bay polls.
3:18am
WSAW. Hundreds of absentee ballots for April election in Marathon County rejected.

Friday April 17, 2020

Governor

9:37am
Gov. Evers. Signs Senate Bill 605 expanding access to standing technology for individuals with disabilities.

Legislative

1:34pm
Sen. Carpenter. President Roth's virtually nonexistent state Senate.
12:19pm
Sen. Ringhand. Statement on federal approval of Beloit Gaming and Entertainment Center.
10:18am
Sen. Marklein. Column: The first COVID-19 relief bill in Wisconsin.
8:09am
Rep. Loudenbeck. Applauds Beloit Casino project approval. Calls on Governor Evers to approve.

4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Police, firefighter organizations say new COVID-19 law could hurt first responders.
3:35am
Center Square. Partisan reaction mixed to Wisconsin coronavirus aid package.
3:18am
Cap Times. What the Wisconsin COVID-19 bill does and doesn't do.

State Agencies

2:31pm
DNR. Reminds boaters motorized watercraft prohibited in Michigan's Boundary Waters.
1:38pm
PSC Commissioner Huebner. Announces executive assistant.
12:18pm
DOC. Capture of Columbia Correctional Institution inmates.

Economy/Business

3:50pm
Citizens Against Expanded Gambling. Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs approves Beloit Casino amid COVID-19 crisis.
2:14pm
Wisconsin Bankers Asociation. Can banks garnish stimulus checks?
11:43am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for fixing and funding small business programs.

3:43pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. As meat processing plants suspend operations, worry begins over market.
5:15am
Reuters. U.S. Midwest governors to coordinate reopening economies battered by coronavirus. Duluth News Tribune.
4:06am
WQOW. Rep. Ron Kind introduces Family Farm Rescue Plan.
4:04am
Fox 11. Paycheck Protection Program out of money; some small businesses left out.
3:46am
AP. Trump gives governors options on how to reopen economy.
3:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin businesses still waiting on help as federal program runs dry.
3:33am
WTMJ. Experts fear half of Wisconsin restaurants could close because of 'Safer at Home' order extension.
3:28am
CBS 58. Wisconsin unemployment filings increase; extra benefits still unprocessed.
3:27am
Center Square. Wisconsin new unemployment filings top 69,000, a decrease from last week.
3:24am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin regulators approve coronavirus cost recovery for investor-owned utilities.
3:22am
NBC 15. Ho-Chunk's proposed Beloit casino heads to Gov. Evers' desk for approval.
3:16am
Milwaukee Biz Times. State tourism industry looks to capitalize on second half of the year.

Coronavirus

4:49pm
Rep. Horlacher. Reasonable. Responsible. Reopen. Letter to Gov. Evers.
4:32pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Wisconsin citizens call on Governor Evers to open Wisconsin.
4:11pm
Sen. Wirch. Supports public health protections and business flexibility in "Safer at Home" extension.
4:10pm
Rep. Duchow. Requests records relating to Emergency Order #28.
4:07pm
Leg. Council. Extension and expiration of the public health emergency and the "Safer at Home" orders related to COVID-19.
4:06pm
Rep. Neubauer. Statement in reponse to Sheriff Schmaling's decision to stop enforcing "Safer at Home" order.
3:23pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Statement on Safer at Home order extension.
2:12pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Responds to Gov. Evers' extension of Safer at Home order.
1:49pm
Washington County. Okays golf courses to open. Letter.
1:32pm
Sen. Darling. Unemployment nears 400,000 as Evers extends shutdown.
12:44pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding Safer at Home extension.
12:32pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. "Safer at Home" extension goes too far, does not protect families and businesses.
11:45am
Rep. Novak. Statement on Governor Evers extending his "Safer at Home" order until May 26th.
11:13am
Sen. Hansen. Republicans' push to end Safer at Home order is irresponsible and dangerous.
10:32am
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Community Health Centers support Safer-at-Home extension and are eager to implement wide-spread testing.
10:13am
Rep. Swearingen. Statement on Gov. Evers extending Safer at Home order.
9:40am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports Governor Evers and Wisconsin local officials in calling for additional federal resources for the state and local communities to combat COVID-19.
8:08am
Chiefs of Police Association. Praises gift of masks to law enforcement, call Wisconsin businessman who donated safety equipment "example of Wisconsin spirit."
7:11am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. On whose authority? An analysis of the powers and limits of the WI Governor and DHS Secretary.
3:57am
Various Health/Medical Organizations. Statement on Safer at Home extension.
3:55am
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on stay at home order.
3:54am
MacIver Institute. Governor Evers is wrong to extend "Safer at Home."
3:53am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Statement on extended "Safer at Home" order.
3:52am
Rep. Wichgers. Calls on the governor to deliver his plan to reopen our state.
3:51am
Rep. Neylon. Statement on Gov. Evers extending safer at home order.
3:50am
Rep. Allen. Statement on extension of safer at home.
3:47am
Rep. Dittrich. Expresses frustration at Governor Evers' overreach.

4:54pm
Kenosha News. Sheriff issues emergency staffing order.
3:45pm
CBS 58. Washington Co. administrator sends letter to golf courses permitting openings.
3:30pm
AP. No plan in sight: Test troubles cloud Trump recovery effort.
2:16pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin coronavirus count passes 4,000, deaths pass 200.
1:30pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos threatens lawsuit over stay-at-home order as partisan divide widens over COVID-19.
12:49pm
The Hill. U.S. coronavirus deaths hits record one-day total of 4,591.
11:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin officials say labs can run 7,500-plus coronavirus tests each day. So why are far fewer people being tested?
10:36am
The Hill. Protesters plan 'Freedom Rally' in Wisconsin after governor extends stay-at-home order.
5:09am
Cap Times. Critics of Gov. Tony Evers 'safer at home' order plan Capitol protest. Fox 6.
4:33am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. School superintendents not surprised by closure.
4:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'These are people and lives': Milwaukee County leaders support 'stay-at-home' extension as coronavirus cases and deaths rise.
4:25am
The Hill. Fauci: Diseases like coronavirus 'don't just disappear.'
4:13am
NBC 26. Health experts say it's difficult to know if Wisconsin has seen a peak on COVID-19 cases.
3:42am
Fox 11. Republicans, business groups expect to look at legality of Safer at Home. WISC.
3:40am
USA Today. 'Work conquers all': Protests erupt in state capitals nationwide over coronavirus restrictions.
3:38am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. 'Do not fear the Devil nor COVID-19': Wisconsin police chief asks governor to end Safer at Home in rural counties.
3:37am
WLUC. Florence Co. Board Chair responds to Wisconsin's extended 'Safer at Home' order.
3:36am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin golf courses allowed to reopen April 24 under Evers' extended safer at home order, with some restrictions.
3:32am
Milwaukee Business Journal. MMAC's Sheehy calls Gov. Evers' Safer at Home extension premature, seeks flexibility. Milwaukee Biz Times.
3:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers extends safer-at-home order.
3:25am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin lawmakers concerned Wisconsin is not a federal priority.
3:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison businessman donates thousands of KN95 masks to Wisconsin police officers.

Statewide

10:15am
Focus on Energy. Pilot to benefit rural Wisconsin.

Courts

9:35am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Richard H. Harrison.

Education

2:47pm
UW-Stout. Stout Model United Nations continues to grow.
2:36pm
Madison Teachers Inc. Names Edward Sadlowski as next Executive Director.
2:34pm
UW-River Falls. Makes it easier for students to enroll.
1:37pm
UW-Eau Claire. Students giving back to hometowns during COVID-19.
1:33pm
UW-Madison. Engineer works with local health leaders to develop COVID-19 prediction models.
10:23am
UW-Stout. New virtual admission sessions, tour support prospective students, families.
9:42am
UW-Whitewater. Lands another million-dollar cybersecurity grant.
9:41am
UW-Whitewater at Rock County. Student garners two national writing awards.

3:20am
Racine Journal Times. WIAA still has not made a decision on what will happen with spring high school sports.
3:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW Regents open door to employee furloughs.

Local

4:30pm
City of Madison. Makes adjustments to paths and "shared streets" to more safely accommodate pedestrians and bikers.
4:13pm
Racine Mayor Mason. City Administrator agrees to four-month contract extension to support state of emergency.
3:48pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Launches website to track response to COVID-19 in correctional facilities.
2:35pm
Waukesha County Emergency Preparedness. Coordinates donations of personal hygiene kits for local community shelters.
2:13pm
City of Madison. City-County building to close to the public, drop box in place.
1:36pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Remarks on the passing of Eugene Kane.
12:51pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County announces grant program to support local artists during COVID-19 pandemic.

Congress

11:43am
Wisconsin Environment, WISPIRG. EPA decision to undercut mercury pollution standards puts our health at risk.
11:01am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Urges Trump administration to support Wisconsin farmers and food industry now.
5:13am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson, Grassley request additional Crossfire Hurricae records after declassified footnotes reveal Steele dossier contained reported Russian disinformation.
3:49am
VFW Department of Wisconsin. Amid COVID-19, VA benefits change will harm Wisconsin veterans.
3:43am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Forwards letter urging action on hydroxychloroquine to President Trump.

Politics

4:26pm
Link for 10th Senate. Hudson rally to get Wisconsin back to work!
10:17am
Goyke for 18th Assembly. Announces candidacy for re-election.
8:06am
Rep. Sargent. Announces endorsement from Autumn Neugent.

3:45am
AP. Democratic super PAC: We will fight Trump in court over ads.
3:26am
WSAW. Special election for 7th Congressional race unchanged; Tiffany outpaces Zunker in fundraising at $1.2 million.
3:26am
WAOW. Senator Baldwin endorses Tricia Zunker for congress.
3:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State party chairs discuss options for May 12 election.
3:21am
U.S. News & World Report. Coronavirus could complicate Trump's path to reelection.

Thursday April 16, 2020

Governor

3:26pm
Michigan Gov. Whitmer. Midwest governors announce partnership to reopen regional economy.
10:35am
Michigan Gov. Whitmer, Gov. Evers, Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf. Letter to President Trump regarding state budgets.

3:27pm
NBC 5. Midwest governors announce plan to coordinate on reopening of economy.
10:43am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers tells Trump Wisconsin faces $2 billion in losses.
4:12am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Gov. Tony Evers signs Wisconsin coronavirus relief bill, though there is criticism of how it treats first responders.
3:17am
Fox 6.'My pen has been waiting for weeks:' Gov. Evers signs Wisconsin coronavirus relief legislation.
3:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers signs Wisconsin COVID-19 bill.

Budget

12:18pm
LFB. Estimated distribution of 2020 federal stimulus rebate among Wisconsin resident tax filers.

Extraordinary Session

10:37am
Common Ground Healthcare. Applauds governor, Legislature for action on surprise bills.
3:54am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Bipartisan package helps physicians and patients

3:31am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin health care workers call for more gloves, masks.
3:07am
WKOW. WI farmers optimistic about future legislation after little help from relief package.
2:55am
WKOW. First responders, healthcare workers say relief bill doesn't do enough.

Legislative

11:07am
Sen. Feyen. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding Economic Recovery Taskforce.

State Agencies

2:37pm
DNR. Love deer hunting? The DNR wants to hear from you.
12:06pm
DOC. Columbia Correctional Institution escapes.

3:56am
WISC. DOR: Two-thirds of taxpayers have already filed their returns despite deadline extension.
3:48am
WBAY. More wells in Marinette County test positive for elevated levels of PFAS.
3:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin has an Office of Rural Prosperity. It's new and it now has its first director.

Economy/Business

5:30pm
North Shore Bank CEO McKenna. Bankers playing crucial role.
1:06pm
WEC Energy Group. Declares quarterly dividend.
12:54pm
WMC. Two-thousand sign onto letter to Gov. Evers calling for economic restart.
12:33pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin unemployment rate at 3.4 in March, impact of COVID-19 pandemic yet to emerge in Wisconsin jobs data.
11:06am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on the depletion of the Paycheck Protection Program funds.

2:34pm
WKOW. Baraboo printer LCS Communications announces temporary layoff of nearly 400.
1:46pm
Reuters. U.S. loan program hits $350 billion cap leaving thousands of small businesses adrift.
9:52am
MarketWatch. SBA says it's out of money for loans to businesses hit by coronavirus pandemic.
8:35am
Reuters. Trump to push for reopening U.S. as millions more seek unemployment aid.
7:57am
CNBC. Jobless claims total 5.245 million as 22 million positions have been lost in a month due to coronavirus.
4:41am
WFRV. "I feel like it's a failing:" Wisconsin's unemployed left on hold for weeks.
4:25am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Harley-Davidson's acting CEO, board will forgo salary and cash compensation.
4:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Hunger Task Force commits to buying up to $1M in dairy products for food pantries.
4:06am
USA Today. Stimulus program for small business nearly depleted as Congress still negotiating a deal.
3:47am
NBC 26. Appleton Airport sees 95% drop in passengers.
3:32am
Fox 6. 28 positive cases: Patrick Cudahy plant closing for 2 weeks 'to protect our team from COVID-19.'
3:24am
Spectrum News. Sen Baldwin looks to shield farmers from coronavirus' economic impact.
3:18am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Waukesha business leaders 'ready to act now' with Gov. Evers on how to reopen state economy.
3:16am
CBS 58. WRA: 30% of restaurants likely won't survive pandemic; businesses ask Evers for plan to reopen.
3:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin strip clubs sue to get coronavirus relief money, but it may be too late.
3:11am
CBS 58. Cancelled events in Milwaukee represent more than $45 million loss in economic impact.
3:09am
USA Today. Where's the $600 check? More states finally paying the extra federal unemployment aid.
3:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin stay-at-home order likely extends to May as coronavirus cases grow, but more help is coming for the unemployed.
3:02am
WBAY. Governor could extend "safer at home" order, some businesses worried.
2:56am
WSAW. Marathon County ginseng faces critical threat in pandemic; Experts predict 30% of farms could close.

Coronavirus

5:08pm
Rep. Nygren. Amid stay at home order, Wisconsin citizens deserve a clear path forward.
5:00pm
Speaker Vos, Rep. Steineke. Assembly GOP frustrated with governor's order, lack of recovery plan.
4:13pm
PSC. Takes action to ensure stability for utilities and their customers.
3:55pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers Weekly Democratic Radio Address on the extension of Wisconsin's Safer at Home order.
3:53pm
Sen. Nass. Extension of the Safer at Home DHS order to May 26th.
3:52pm
Sen. Craig. Statement on extension of "shelter-in-place" to May 26th.
3:50pm
Sen. Stroebel. Opposed to extension of 'Safer at Home' order.
3:49pm
Rep. Hutton, Sen. Stroebel. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding Safer at Home.
3:33pm
WMC. Statement on Gov. Evers' Safer at Home extension.
3:32pm
Rep. Neubauer. DHS extending Safer at Home order to May 26, 2020.
3:30pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Reacts to Evers extending Safer at Home order.
3:12pm
Rep. Tranel. Statement on Governor Evers extending his "Safer at Home" order until May 26.
2:59pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement regarding the extension of Governor Evers' Safer at Home order.
2:44pm
Zerology. Wisconsin businessman donates masks for law enforcement personnel to protect from COVID-19.
2:41pm
Sen. Marklein. Statement on Governor Tony Evers' "Safer at Home" order.
2:39pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement in opposition to Governor Evers Safer at Home order.
2:32pm
Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department. The Port of Green Bay: Essential for the community.
2:30pm
WEAC. Statement on extension of Safer-at-Home order.
2:29pm
AFT-Wisconsin. Supports extension of Safer at Home.
12:56pm
Gov. Evers. Directs DHS to extend Wisconsin's Safer at Home order.
9:45am
AG Kaul. Joins letter calling on EPA to rescind policy limiting enforcement of federal civil environmental and public health laws.
3:46am
DMA. Wisconsin Emergency Management uses technology to coordinate fight against COVID-19.

3:11pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers extends Wisconsin stay-at-home order until May 26.
3:09pm
Cap Times. Gov. Tony Evers closes Wisconsin schools for remainder of school year.
1:09pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers extends order to shutdown nonessential businesses to May 26, with some relaxed restrictions.
4:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin health care workers demand PPE, sick leave, hazard pay.
4:04am
Reuters. Face masks may be 'new normal' in post-virus life as U.S. prepares gradual reopening.
3:48am
Fox 11. Door County announces temporary closures of all campgrounds.
3:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin officials won't say which nursing homes have been infected by coronavirus. For families, 'the anxiety is enormous.'
3:24am
WSAW. Aspirus says they need more testing, tracking before Safer at Home can be lifted. WJFW.
3:14am
Fox 6. Milwaukee County supervisor calls on Governor Evers to 'immediately rescind' 'Safer at Home' order.
3:12am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Abbott launches a third COVID-19 test with plans to distribute 4 million units this month.
3:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mental health care providers turn to telemedicine during pandemic.
3:05am
Center Square. Wisconsin attorney general wants stimulus checks exempt from collections.
3:01am
Wisconsin State Journal. Cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin prisons increase; 10 inmates have now tested positive.
3:00am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin FFA State Convention postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19 outbreak.
2:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin health care wokers demand PPE, sick leave, hazard pay.
2:58am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Testing, tracing COVID-19 in Chippewa Valley likely to continue 'for many months.'

Courts

12:36pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Sues Marquette County for free speech violation.
9:46am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Patrick J. Hudec.

8:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Following election loss, Justice Daniel Kelly might hear voter purge case.

Education

3:34pm
UW-Stout. Seniors adjusting to sudden home-based learning, looking ahead.
11:56am
UW-Madison. Advance could enable remote control of soft robots.
11:09am
Marquette University. English Professor wins award for emegency medical communication book.

3:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW Board of Regents to take up furlough policies as COVID-19 costs grow.
3:27am
WEAU. UW-Eau Claire professors plan online classes for fall semester.

Local

10:46am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Nearly 700 acres of Dane County cropland to be converted to continuous perennial cover to help preserve small family farms, rural lands.
9:43am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. The COVID-19 fiscal fall-out for counties.

Congress

4:44pm
Madison Ald. Baldeh. Statement on the F-35A beddown at Truax: "It turned out to be a bug, not a bomb."
2:31pm
Rep. Sargent. Response to F-35A designation.
11:55am
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters. Carpenters Union applauds decision to base F-35A fighter jets in Madison.
9:41am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads call for emergency OSHA standard to protect essential workers in COVID-19 response legislation.
3:50am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Leads congressional effort to give parents additional flexibility to help their children learn from home.

4:18am
Cap Times. Air Force picks Truax for F-35 base; Madison opponents consider legal response.
4:09am
The Hill. Trump threatens to adjourn both chambers of Congress.

Politics

1:41pm
Link for 10th Senate. Statement in response to Gov. Evers Safer at Home extension.
9:42am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Raises more than $1 million for congressional campaign.
8:33am
Tiffany for 7th Congess. Releases new ad 'Shake.'
3:51am
Drew for 43rd Assembly. Announces candidacy.

8:41am
The Hill. Progressive group releases ad hitting Republicans over voting by mail opposition.
4:22am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Thousands of absentee ballots not returned, hundreds rejected in region.
4:16am
Wisconsin State Journal. 3 candidates line up for Assembly seat being vacated by Chris Taylor.
3:05am
Wisconsin Dells Events. Local resident to run for 41st Assembly District.
3:04am
Milton Courier. Drew announces candidacy for 43rd Assembly.

Wednesday April 15, 2020

Governor

4:53pm
Rep. Vining. Responds to passage of COVID-19 legislation.
4:53pm
Rep. Ballweg. Comments on Governor Evers' signing of COVID-19 response bill.
2:23pm
Gov. Evers. Signs COVID-19 response legislation.

Extraordinary Session

4:51pm
Survival Coalition. Says Legislature's COVID-19 response helps; is not enough.
4:49pm
Wisconson Primary Health Care Association. Applauds passage of the COVID-19 response package as a step in the right direction, recognizes more action is needed to address family needs.
3:36pm
Sen. Craig. Statement on passage of bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill.
3:14pm
WHCA/WiCAL. Long-term care providers applaud passage of COVID-19 relief legislation.
3:13pm
Sen. Darling. Senate approves COVID-19 response bill.
3:11pm
Free Market Coalition. Applauds responsible reforms contained in coronavirus relief bill.
2:44pm
Sen. Jacque. Legislature passes COVID-19 relief and response act.
2:21pm
Sen. Tiffany. Supports public health emergency relief bill.
2:14pm
Sen. Cowles. COVID-19 response bolstered by bipartisan effort.
2:10pm
Sen. Marklein. Statement on legislative response to COVID-19.
1:46pm
Sen. Larson. Reacts to COVID-19 legislation.
1:46pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Senate passes bi-partisan COVID-19 response bill.
1:32pm
AG Kaul. Statement on passage of COVID-19 response legislation.
1:27pm
Sen. Ringhand. Bi-partisan COVID-19 legislation a good first step.
1:18pm
Sen. Stroebel. Supports COVID-19 bill.
1:17pm
Sen. Taylor. COVID-19 special session: Overdue and incomplete.
1:06pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Legislative action on COVID-19 grossly inadequate.
1:03pm
Gov. Evers. Statement on passage of COVID-19 response legislation.
1:01pm
Sen. Bewley. Statement on COVID-19 legislation.
12:37pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement on today's vote on pandemic legislation.
12:36pm
Sen. Schachtner. Statement on coronavirus relief package.
12:33pm
Sen. Feyen. Senate passes bipartisan COVID-19 relief package.
12:32pm
Sen. Smith. "The work does not stop here."
12:31pm
Sen. Shilling. Senate Democrats push for stronger COVID-19 response.
12:31pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Wisconsin Senate passes COVID-19 legislation, bill heads to Governor's desk.
12:28pm
Sen. Risser. Reaction to Senate's extraordinary session.
12:27pm
Coalition of Wisconsin Aging & Health Groups. Health and aging groups thank Legislature for covering vaccines.
11:22am
Sen. Carpenter. I was elected to do a job.
10:29am
LFB. Summary of Senate Amendments 1 and 2 to AB 1038.
10:11am
LFB. Summary of provisions of SSA1 to AB 1038.
4:29am
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on COVID-19 legislation.
4:26am
Rep. McGuire. Statement on COVID-19 relief bill.
4:25am
Rep. Felzkowski. Votes for COVID-19 response package.
4:23am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Bald-faced hutzpah of Republicans to insert CNA training hour reduction into COVID-19 relief package.

2:02pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin Senate unanimously approves COVID-19 relief bill, sending it to Gov. Tony Evers.
4:01am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Assembly overwhelmingly approves COVID-19 relief bill in state's first virtual session. Racine Journal Times.
3:45am
Kenosha News. Council urges legislators to remove COVID-19 stipulation for first responders' workers' comp.
3:11am
WXOW. Local Assembly reps comment on COVID-19 relief bill passage.
3:08am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Assembly OKs virus bill in first virtual session. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Legislative

12:23pm
Rep. Anderson. Calls for Wisconsin to cover funeral expenses of people exposed to COVID-19 by April election.
11:25am
Community Advocates, Wisconsin Apartment Association, Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, Mediate Milwaukee, Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee. Letter to Gov. Evers and legislative leadership regarding housing insecurity.
9:45am
Rep. Hebl. Column: Earth Day and Arbor Day are reminders of the importance of conservation.

State Agencies

3:32pm
DOR. April 15 is quieter this year with tax filing deadline moved to July 15.
8:34am
WEDC. Kelliann Blazek named to head Office of Rural Prosperity.

4:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Preliminary findings show elevated levels of 'forever chemicals' found in wells nearby fields.
4:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Johnson Controls directed to provide drinking water to homes with wells impacted by 'forever' chemicals.

Economy/Business

1:45pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Sebring. Calls for end to closure of businesses.
12:46pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. WI banks help small businesses receive 10th highest amount of PPP loans in the U.S.
12:21pm
U.S. Gain. Completes RNG project at Clover Hill Dairy.
10:03am
Hunger Task Force, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, DATCP. Million dollar Wisconsin Dairy Recovery Partnership announced to help feed Wisconsinites, benefit state dairy farmers.

2:07pm
Bloomberg. Rescue fund to run dry today, leaving small firms shut out.
2:04pm
USA Today. U.S. farmers estimated to lose $20 billion in 2020 due to coronavirus crisis.
1:12pm
AP. U.S. relief checks begin arriving as economic damage piles up.
1:11pm
CNBC. Small business rescue loans top $296 billion, rapidly nearing the program's funding limit.
10:53am
WKOW. Milk to be rescued from Wisconsin dairy farmers, given to people in need.
8:30am
Politico. 'Should have happened yesterday': Republicans press Trump to restart economy.
8:16am
Reuters. Coronavirus delivers record blow to U.S. retail sales in March.
4:04am
Reuters. Trump administration to unveil $15.5 bln first phase of coronavirus farm aid - sources.
3:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Attorney General: Power to reopen belongs to states.
3:25am
CNBC. Trump says some state economies may open for business by May 1.
3:24am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Evers, Dr. Raymond weigh in on when Wisconsin can reopen the economy.
3:23am
CBS 58. Gov. Evers: Could be a month before lockdown lifts.
3:19am
WKOW. Help sought for farmers struggling during coronavirus pandemic.
3:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. More than 300,000 Wisconsin residents have filed for unemployment in the past month. Many still await a payment.
3:14am
Fox 6. 'Ridiculous:' Getting unemployment check means registering for job search you'll never do.
3:13am
WKOW. WI relief bill waives unemployment waiting period but people still struggling to file claims.
3:12am
NBC 15. DWD urges protection of migrant, seasonal farm workers during pandemic.
3:09am
U.S. News & World Report. Virus sours business for already-reeling dairy industry.

Coronavirus

10:31am
Sen. Smith. Column: Wisconsin's response to coronavirus.
10:08am
DPI. Special fund allocation to help improve Wisconsin student access to digital tools, resources.
10:07am
State Treasurer Godlewski. $5.25 million in new funds for distance learning needs during COVID-19.
9:43am
Dept. of Tourism. Governor Evers removes barriers to tourism industry economic support. Emergency Order #27.

2:14pm
NBC 15. Adams Co. reports 1st COVID-19 death; statewide total up to 182.
4:13am
La Crosse Tribune. State may have seen COVID-19 peak without big surge, but officials say risk remains.
3:48am
Reuters. U.S. may need to extend social distancing for virus until 2022, study says.
3:36am
WTMJ. Froedtert says 114 COVID-19 patients have been released from the hospital.
3:36am
Fox 6. 'We're so proud:' Advocate Aurora officials announce 1,000th COVID-19 patient discharge.
3:34am
Politico. Coronavirus testing hits dramatic slowdown in U.S.
3:26am
WTMJ. State lab official says we still have a long way to go when it comes to testing for COVID-19.
3:22am
WBAY. Wisconsin reports 3,555 COVID-19 cases; Brown County links new outbreak to facility.
3:20am
Fox 11. Denmark facility confirms some employees tested positive for COVID-19.
3:18am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin launches 'emergency internet' Wi-Fi finder.
3:10am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Southeastern Wisconsin hospitals still have ICU, ventilator capacity.

Education

4:54pm
UW-Madison. Atypical path leads student to Truman Scholarship, one of country's top academic honors.
12:47pm
UW-Stout. University among national leaders in game design, animation.
9:41am
UW-Extension. Program offers community members access to growing food.

3:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. A near-record year for Wisconsin school referendums as most districts approve new funding.
3:16am
WUWM. First MPS referendum in over 25 years approved in a landslide.

Local

4:51pm
Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. Seeks probe of city's absentee ballot process ahead of fall election.
3:10pm
Milwaukee Ald. Hamilton. Moving the convention center expansion forward is a win-win for city, residents.
11:44am
Kawaunee County. Emergency Management receives additional donations.
11:38am
Milwaukee County Sup. Weishan. Proposes parks funding plan.

8:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Study: Human waste continues to contaminate private wells in southwest Wisconsin.

Congress

1:49pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Reacts to F-35 announcement.
1:48pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murray. And colleagues press President Trump for answers on mismanagement of the Strategic National Stockpile.
1:31pm
Rep. Taylor. (Updated) Air Force ignores negative consequences in basing F-35s in Madison.
1:16pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls on USDA to support Wisconsin cranberry growers amidst coronavirus pandemic.
1:02pm
DMA. Truax Field selected to receive F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
12:35pm
Badger Air Community Council. U.S. Air Force secretary signs record of decision.
12:25pm
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Madison's Truax Field officially chosen to receive next-generation F-35A aircraft.
5:45am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce bicameral legislation to require the federal government to collect and report coronavirus demographic data--including race and ethnicity.

11:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison chosen for F-35 mission; Truax to get first jets in 2023.
11:36am
WISC. Sen. Johnson: F-3s to come to Truax Field.
3:35am
AP. Trump ends U.S. aid to WHO, says not enough done to stop virus.
3:33am
ABC News. GOP senators, starting probe, demand WHO turn over details on COVID-19's origin.

Politics

2:43pm
Rummel for 76th Assembly. U.S. Air Force decision foists belaguered jets upon Madison community.
1:14pm
Asbury for 55th Assembly. Announces candidacy.
12:29pm
RPW. ICYMI: Democrat hypocrisy ahead of Spring Election.
11:59am
Neubauer for 66th Assembly. Announces reelection campaign.
10:12am
Wisconsin Voices. A call for accountability.
10:06am
Souls to the Polls, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, Voces de la Frontera, BLOC, AFT Local 212, SEIU Wisconsin. Lewis v. Knudson enfranchises 113,906 voters.
8:21am
Baldwin for U.S. Senate. Endorses Joe Biden for president.

10:54am
Beloit Daily News. Voter turnout down sharply in April 7 primary compared to April '16.
9:48am
The Hill. Michigan, Wisconsin Democratic senators endorse Biden.
3:58am
Cap Times. Dane County saw 55.5% of registered voters cast ballots in spring election.
3:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Despite obstacles, Democratic turnout surged in Wisconsin Supreme Court race.
3:21am
WAOW. More than 100,000 absentee ballots were not returned by cut-off.

Tuesday April 14, 2020

Extraordinary Session

5:03pm
Statements on passage: Rep. Pronschinske. Rep. Steineke. Rep. Hintz. Rep. Kitchens. Rep. Gundrum. Rep. Emerson.
4:27pm
Statements on passage: Rep. Brooks. Rep. Hesselbein. Rep. Spreitzer. Rep. Kolste. Rep. Myers.
4:16pm
Staetments on passage: Rep. Gruszynski. Rep. Duchow. Rep. Quinn. Rep. Stubbs. Rep. Sinicki.
4:05pm
Statements on passage: Rep. Kurtz. Rep. Thiesfeldt. Rep. Stafsholt. Rep. Allen.
4:00pm
Statements on passage: Rep. Considine. Rep. Spiros. Rep. Tranel. Speaker Vos.
3:56pm
Statements on passage: Reps. Brostoff, Cabrera. Rep. Neubauer. Rep. Rodriguez. Rep. Subeck.
3:53pm
Statements on passage: Rep. James. Rep. Tittl. Rep. Swearingen. Reps. Taylor, Sargent.
3:48pm
Rep. Dittrich. Takes part in extraordinary session, passes relief bill for WI.
3:47pm
Rep. Schraa. Coronavirus response bill.
3:46pm
Rep. Hebl. Statement on COVID-19 legislation.
3:45pm
Rep. Pope. Wisconsin needs much more than GOP COVID-19 relief package.
3:44pm
Rep. Nygren. Bipartisan COVID-19 bill passes Assembly.
2:47pm
LFB. Summary of Assembly amendment 4 to AB 1038.
2:40pm
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Letter to Gov. Evers, legislative leadership regarding SB-932, AB-1038.
12:55pm
LFB. Summary of Assembly amendments 1,2 and 3 to AB 1038.

Legislative

5:04pm
Rep. Shankland. Column: As the Legislature comes together to act on COVID-19 relief, we must keep working.
9:12am
Free Market Coalition. Letter to lawmakers: Adopt free market solutions to address COVID crisis.
8:01am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. How legislatures are responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

3:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP state lawmakers release bill responding to COVID-19 pandemic.

State Agencies

2:05pm
DNR. Directs JCI/Tyco to provide emergency drinking water for three homeowners on private wells near JCI/Tyco biosolid applied fields investigation area after sampling results show high levels of PFAS contamination.
9:06am
Wisconsin's Green Fire. Supports continuation of zone management for deer in Wisconsin.

3:18am
Sheboygan Press. 'More than likely a record': Kohler-Andrae State Park saw a month's worth of visitors in the first 9 days of April.

Economy/Business

12:47pm
Construction Business Group. Wisconsin construction industry addresses COVID-19 while keeping economy moving.
9:10am
WEC Energy Group. The foundations of We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service commit $1 million to COVID-19 relief effort.
3:39am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Request includes USDA payments for milk disposal.
3:38am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Finalists in Gov's Biz Plan Contest poised to be part of economic recovery post-COVID.

2:44pm
Reuters. Trump's May 1 target too optimistic for U.S. coronavirus reopening, Fauci says.
2:32pm
Bloomberg. Worst-case fears of 20%-plus U.S. jobless rate are now realistic.
11:45am
Fox 11. The Latest: SS Badger season delayed.
11:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin farm bankruptcies rising rapidly as coronavirus weighs heavily on agriculture.
4:14am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Fiserv's CEO, president take 100% pay cuts amid coronavirus pandemic.
3:29am
AP. Trump claims he has 'total' authority over reopening economy.
3:26am
Fox 6. It's been 4 weeks, and these Wisconsin workers still don't have their unemployment checks.
3:19am
NBC 15. Evers rejects President Trump's claim that he can re-open the economy.
3:16am
Kenosha News. Nearly half of businesses surveyed by chamber say they need state, federal help.
3:14am
WISC. Dane County Regional Airport officials say number of travelers, parking revenue down 95%.

Coronavirus

3:42pm
PSC. And DPI announce Emergency Internet finder.
3:24pm
DOT. State and county officials reinforceing that roadways remain open to out-of-state and in-state travelers.
1:49pm
DHS. COVID-19: Safer at Home is working.
12:47pm
DCF. Watching out for Wisconsin's children and families.
10:13am
AG Kaul. Joins bipartisan coalition urging federal government to ensure emergency stimulus payments go to families, not debt collectors.
9:50am
Alliant Energy. Safe digging: Know what's below and help flatten the curve.
9:16am
Kewaunee County. Public Health Department reports first COVID-19 related death.
3:40am
UW-Madison. Researchers tracking travel, social media to help contain virus.

2:27pm
WSAW. 170 dead of coronavirus in Wisconsin.
12:58pm
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin struck out on its attempt to buy 10,000 ventilators. Now it's trying to purchase 1,500.
9:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'I just feel completely helpless:' Wisconsin parents with shared custody confused, concerned about placement.
9:31am
Fox 11. Kewaunee Co. reports first COVID-19 death.
3:33am
Fox 6. 'Flattening the curve:' DHS reports slowest 1-day increase in positive COVID-19 cases since March.
3:28am
AP. Officials want delay in nation's head count due to virus.
3:17am
WAOW. Gov. Evers directs limits to debt collectors during COVID-19 closures.
3:14am
Politico. States still baffled over how to get coronavirus supplies from Trump.

Courts

9:21am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Joan C. Pulkkila v. James M. Pulkkila.

3:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawsuit seeks revote option in Wisconsin election for those who didn't get absentee ballots in time or couldn't go to polls.

Education

3:26pm
UW-Milwaukee. Names executive director of its Connected Systems Institute.
3:25pm
UW-Madison. New research helps explain why the solar wind is hotter than expected.
11:52am
UW-Platteville. Brogley elected to WEMTA board.
11:52am
UW-Platteville. Facilities staff gets help in training.
11:51am
UW-Platteville. Virtual visits connect prospective students to campus.
11:50am
UW-Platteville. Regsitered dietitian offers advice for creative, flexible cooking.
9:49am
UW-La Crosse. Virtual talk: White House reporter on leadership in crisis.
9:07am
UW-Stout. Dietetics major part of pandemic effort as medic in Wis. Air National Guard.
3:41am
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. GBAPSD unanimously approves clean energy resolution.
3:30am
UW-Stevens Point. Offers virtual visits, reduced application fees.
3:30am
UW-Stevens Point. Cancels events through June 30.

4:27am
Racine Journal Times. Racine Unified's $1 billion referendum passes by 5 votes; recount not automatic.
3:11am
Fox 6. 1 month into statewide school closures, 'districts planning on maintaining until end of year.'
3:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Drop-offs, drive-ups and digital classrooms: How Wisconsin schools are handling coronavirus.
3:09am
Oshkosh Northwestern. UW System cuts application fees for all campuses but Madison, makes other changes for prospective students.
3:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee voters approve $87 million MPS referendum.
3:07am
WEAU. Voters pass CVTC referendum, President Barker looks forward to campus updates.

Local

1:04pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Homeless services - response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Congress

11:15am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. To President Trump: Wisconsinites need personal protective equipement and medical supplies now.

9:04am
The Hill. Federal debt to exceed GDP for first time since World War II: watchdog.
4:07am
The Hill. House delays expected return until May amid coronavirus pandemic.
3:07am
Politico. Ron Johnson eyes summer release for Hunter Biden report.

Politics

4:18pm
Ortiz-Velez for 8th Assembly. Announces candidacy.
4:07pm
Link for 10th Senate. FAST Plan to get Wisconsin safely back to work on April 24.
3:46pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Pro-conservation candidates win across the state.
2:09pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. All referendums pass to ban gerrymandering, overturn Citizens United.
12:49pm
Rozar for 69th Assembly. Announces candidacy.
11:17am
Wisconsin United to Amend. Seventeen more communities vote to amend the U.S. Constitution.
10:56am
Driscoll for 76th Assembly. Former Dane County Executive and trailblazer Kathleen Falk backs.
9:09am
Vander Meulen for 76th Assembly. To run for 76th Assembly seat.
9:08am
American Majority. 42 trained new leaders win.
8:02am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Srivalli Paulson Ihlenfeld.
7:59am
Priorities USA Action. Launches new TV ad holding Trump accountable for continued mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis.
7:57am
Voces de la Frontera Action. And its allies turn back Republican tricks in Wisconsin.
4:42am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Working families propel Judge Jill Karofsky to Wisconsin Supreme Court.
4:39am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Congratulates County Executive-elect David Crowley.
4:38am
RPW. Statement in response to the results of the Spring Election and Presidential Primary.
4:37am
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Statement on Spring Election wins.
4:35am
American Federation for Children. School choice champions victorious in Wisconsin elections.
4:28am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement regarding the April 2020 election.
4:23am
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Statement on April 7th election results.
4:21am
NextGen Wisconsin. On Justice-elect Karofsky's victory.
4:20am
National Democratic Redistricting Committee. Statement on election results in Wisconsin.
4:16am
Rep. Novak. Wisconsin voters approve Marsy's Law.

2:12pm
Marshfield News Herald. Wood County Board member Donna Rozar announces bid for Wisconsin's 69th Assembly District.
11:44am
U.S. News & World Report. Turnout hits 34% for Wisconsin Supreme Court race.
9:27am
Cap Times. Madison School Board's Vander Meulen running for Assembly seat.
4:29am
NBC 15. Joe Biden thanks Wisconsin for win, bashes state Republicans for not postponing election.
3:37am
Janesville Gazette. Rock County voters back change in redistricting.
3:27am
WSAW. Marathon County, central Wisconsin's population stronghold, trends toward center in Spring election.
3:21am
The Hill. Trump campaign sues TV station over Democratic super PAC ad.
3:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Joe Biden wins Wisconsin Democratic Presidential Primary. The Hill.
3:12am
WSAW. Wisconsin voters approve crime victims amendment.
3:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lisa Neubauer defeats Paul Bugenhagen, keeps seat on Court of Appeals.
3:04am
Politico. Liberal challenger wins Wisconsin court election over Trump pick. The Hill. New York Times.
3:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Liberal Jill Karofsky wins Wisconsin Supreme Court election, defeating conservative justice Daniel Kelly.
3:01am
U.S. News & World Report. Liberal Karofsky wins Wisconsin Supreme Court seat. Wisconsin State Journal.

Monday April 13, 2020

Governor

3:54am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Marathon County Circuit Court.

3:54am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Dane County Circuit Court.

Budget

4:31am
CNBC. State and local governments face budget crunch, hurting hopes for a quick economic recovery.

Legislative

7:04pm
LFB. Summary of provisions of SB-932 and AB-1038.
4:04pm
Rep. Vruwink. Column: Front-line workers should be a priority.
3:13pm
Rep. Vining. Sends letter to legislative leadership supporting healthcare heroes during COVID-19. Letter.
3:01pm
Community Care, iCare, Inclusa, Lakeland Care, My Choice Family Care - Care Wisconsin. Letter to legislators regarding 1135 waiver.
1:41pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Legislature must do better on free testing and treatment for COVID-19.
1:40pm
Speaker Vos, Rep. Steineke. Assembly to hold session Tuesday on coronavirus response bill.
12:05pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on COVID-19 legislation.
11:08am
Rep. Shankland. Responds to UW System's projected $170 million financial loss due to COVID-19.
11:07am
Sen. Cowles. Working to include accountability and oversight measures in COVID-19 legislation.
8:58am
Survival Coalition. State COVID-19 legislation must reflect needs of people with disablities.
4:36am
Rep. Stubbs. Supports vote by mail legislation.
4:19am
Survival Coalition. Letter to Gov. Evers, Sen. Fitzgerald, Sen. Shilling, Speaker Vos, Rep. Hintz regarding clarification on COVID-19 response proposal.

3:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers will meet next week on coronavirus relief after abandoning plans to give finance committee power to make cuts.
3:14am
Racine Journal Times. Rep. Neubauer calls for the remainder of Wisconsin's 2020 elections to be mail-in only.

State Agencies

3:58pm
DMA. Wisconsin Air Guard announces Outstanding Airmen of the Year.
3:10pm
AG Kaul. Joins effort prevent distribution of blueprints for 3D-printed guns.
9:01am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Announces Green Bay Packers as Silver Sponsor.
4:20am
ETF. Preliminary WRS investment performance.
4:17am
DOT. Moving forward with construction projects statewide.

Economy/Business

1:38pm
Wisconsin Dairy Alliance. Governor Evers: Businesses must open to save Wisconsin's dairy farms from bankruptcy.

3:09pm
CNBC. Borrower requests for government's coronavirus mortgage bailout jump 78% in one week.
11:45am
AP. Trump says he'll decide on easing guildelines, not governors.
11:31am
Racine Journal Times. Racine Unified bus drivers furloughed.
11:26am
The Hill. Trump claims he, not governors, has authority on opening state economies.
4:35am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin dairy farmers still must pay fees on milk they can't sell and have to dump -- and some are being publicly shamed, too.
4:10am
The Verge. Foxconn's buildings in Wisconsin are still empty, one year later.
3:21am
NBC 26. Survey: 40% of downtown De Pere businesses risk closing permanently due to coronavirus.
2:55am
Racine Journal Times. Rocket Wash owner says Safer at Home order is discriminatory: some car washes remain open, others closed.

Coronavirus

4:02pm
DOR. Moves deadlines.
3:05pm
DCF. Evers suspends additional rules for child care programs.
2:19pm
COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility Milwaukee. Announces leadership team.
1:26pm
DFI. Issues emergency guidance on debt collection practices.
12:27pm
AG Kaul. And states' coalition request CFPB to protect consumers' credit during COVID-19 pandemic.
11:02am
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers Wisconsin. Statement on closure of state parks and forests.
11:00am
UW-Madison. Plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients tested as therapy at UW Health.
11:00am
LRB. The first 30 days: The COVID-19 public health emergency in Wisconsin.
10:58am
Sen. Schachtner. Column: You're making a difference.
4:39am
Gov. Evers. Announces second alternative care facility at Alliant Energy Center.
4:21am
DMA. Wisconsin Guard members working behind-the-scenes to ensure critical equipment gets to the right places.

1:52pm
WSAW. State says COVID-19 deaths has reached 154.
11:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. EAA: Fate of AirVenture 2020 likely to be decided in May.
5:30am
CNBC. Trump's tariffs on China could cost the U.S. in its fight against the coronavirus.
5:02am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Fond du Lac police chief warns of fines, citations over safer-at-home violations.
5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Some hospitals are hit hard by coronavirus patients, others are not. But officials won't share data, leaving residents in the dark.
4:42am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Farm Tech Days postponed to 2021 in Eau Claire County.
4:30am
AP. Fauci says 'rolling reentry' of U.S. economy possible in May.
3:52am
WISC. Gov. Evers announces alternative care facility at Alliant Energy Center.
3:41am
The Hill. Experts fear 'national naivete' on COVID optimism.
3:41am
AP. Trump leaves trail of unmet promises in coronavirus response.
3:33am
Fox 6. 'Extremely high' need for PPE as stockpiles dwindle; care facility build continues at Expo Center.
3:28am
WQOW. Doctors urge those with severe COVID-19 symptoms to seek care.
3:20am
WBAY. Despite recommendations, permanent residents seeing seasonal homeowners travel north.
3:17am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin's positive tests for coronavirus pass 3,000 as Gov. Tony Evers asks for volunteer help.
3:16am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Evers requests $17 million for local public health agencies.
3:16am
WJFW. Marathon County confirms first death from COVID-19.
3:09am
NBC 15. Dane County health officials: The curve is already flattening.
3:08am
USA Today. U.S. now has more coronavirus deaths than any other country, but the worst of epidemic may not be far off.
2:58am
WXPR. Gov. Evers, Sec. Kolar hear veterans concerns during call-in.
2:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest closing trails, recreation sites and campgrounds.
2:53am
Cap Times. State decision on school closures beyond April 24 'a ways away,' Gov. Evers says.

Courts

12:22pm
Wisconsin Injury. Wisconsin residents file lawsuit to require state to hold a partial revote of Wisconsin's controversial April 7 Presidential Primary and Spring Election. Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief.

1:04pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Group files lawsuit to count votes of those 'disenfranchised' by decision to hold April 7 election.

Education

1:11pm
UW-Madison. Physicists to improve plasma fusion mirror devices with $5 million grant.
1:09pm
UW-Extension. Horticulture Helpline opens to answer lawn and garden questions.
11:09am
UW-Stout. Urec to host free, virtual run/walk event April 19-26.
9:21am
UW System. To make applying to UW universities easier this fall.
4:16am
UW-Eau Claire. Dr. Jim Phillips receives national award for research mentoring.
3:15am
WIAA. UW-Madison event cancellations impact WIAA Spring Tournaments.

4:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System projects nearly $170M hit due to coronavirus precautions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:07am
Wisconsin State Journal. 'A lot of stress': School closure strains families with children who have disabilities.

Local

2:56pm
Sun Prairie BID, Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Present #SunPrairieStrongerTogether BINGO!
12:02pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement regarding community gardens and COVID-19.
11:05am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. "Dane County landfill marks milestone: First in the nation renewable natural gas offloading station to receive first load of digester biogas this week."
4:40am
Waukesha County Clerk of Courts. "Drop Box" replaces some in-person services, public service counters will close.

2:56am
Cap Times. Madison, Dane County look to challenging budgets as coronavirus wreaks economic toll.

Congress

4:56am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. FBI ignored early warnings that debunked anti-Trump dossier was Russian disinformation.

Politics

6:43pm
Sen Wanggaard. Statement on pasage of victims rights amendment.
6:42pm
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Wisconsin voters, in historic election, approve Marsy's Law.
6:39pm
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Statement on election results.
12:03pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Broad coalition of voting rights, civil rights, and advocacy groups call for voting system changes amid COVID-19 pandemic.
11:04am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Smear groups spent record $5M on electioneering in Wisconsin Supreme Court race.
8:58am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Charles Tubbs.

12:31pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Trump campaign sues Northwoods TV station for airing COVID-19 attack ad.
4:55am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Lawmaker says state refused to act on undelivered absentee ballots, calls for federal probe.
4:49am
USA Today. 'Do-or-die moment' to boost vote-by-mail for November election. But the politics is getting harder.
4:45am
Politico. Democrats fear for November after Wisconsin voting spectacle.
3:59am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Election official criticizes way two cities handled voting.
3:53am
Fox 11. Clerks set to count votes Monday in messy Wisconsin election.
3:45am
USA Today. U.S. Postal Service investigating issues with absentee ballots in Wisconsin that went undelivered.
3:40am
WKBT. Former agriculture secretary-designee Brad Pfaff considering run for state Senate seat.
3:39am
The Hill. Obama pans Wisconsin 'debacle,' backs vote-by-mail efforts amid pandemic.
3:38am
WBAY. Green Bay city counselors request state elections commission look at Tuesday's election flaws.
3:37am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Absentee voters boosted turnout to at least normal in several Oconto-area communities.
3:34am
Fox 6. Election official: 354 absentee ballots received in Milwaukee had no postmark.
3:33am
New York Times. 'Not as Wisconsin nice as we used to be': The divisions in dairyland.
3:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers 'taking a close look' at postponing May special election in 7th congressional district.
3:23am
Wausau Daily Herald. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Jill Karofsky says Tuesday's election should not have been held, blasts court and Robin Vos.
3:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Many Wisconsin absentee ballots have returned without postmarks and may not be counted because of it.
2:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Elections Commission deadlocks over whether to count ballots without postmarks.

Friday April 10, 2020

Governor

4:31am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Jack L. Davila as Milwauke County Circuit Court Judge.

Extraordinary Session

1:09pm
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Legislative leaders to call extraordinary sesson to pass coronavirus relief bill.

1:30pm
WKOW. Assembly plans virtual session for Tuesday.

Legislative

3:52pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Calls for comprehensive investigation into 2020 Spring Election absentee ballot issues. Letter.
2:34pm
Sen. Carpenter. Letter to Speaker Vos regarding personal protective equipment (PPE).
2:01pm
Sen. Feyen. Statement on WEC refusal to take action on undelivered absentee ballots.
10:06am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Legislative action on COVID-19.
9:23am
Rep. Considine. COVID-19 legislation.
5:13am
Sen. Carpenter. Time is of the essence.

10:03am
Cap Times. Four weeks after emergency declaration, Wisconsin leaders still working on COVID-19 relief bill.
3:30am
Racine Journal Times. Legislators to choose if they want to meet in-person or virtually during special Assembly session.
3:30am
Fox 6. Assembly Democrats introduce vote-by-mail bill as Pres. Trump calls mail-in balloting 'corrupt.'

State Agencies

2:29pm
DNR. Spring Hearing input online begins April 13.
2:03pm
DNR. Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approves 2020 migratory bird hunting season framework and regulations.
10:00am
DATCP. Alice in Dairyland finals moved to June 19-20.
5:12am
DMA. Former Wisconsin National Guard leader remembered.

Economy/Business

12:50pm
WBAY. Oneida National announces furloughs and layoffs amid coronavirus pandemic.
5:29am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Nearly 70% of Foxconn's Wisconsin employees started in fourth quarter of 2019.
5:25am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Dairy experts don't see pandemic woes as 'long-term.'
5:10am
The Hill. Trump downplays need for widspread testing before reopening economy.
5:06am
The Hill. Trump officials lay groundwork for May reopening.
5:05am
Politico. Banks brace for new wave of small businesses at troubled loan program.
5:01am
NBC 15. DWD: Nearly 600K weekly unemployment claims sends jobless rate to nearly 19%.
4:21am
WKOW. DWD upping staff as unemployed wait weeks for assistance.
4:19am
WTMJ. Reports: AMC may close theaters, file for bankruptcy.
4:02am
CNBC. Foxconn says it has met hiring targets in Wisconsin. Now it wants its money.
4:00am
Racine Journal Times. Businesses call on governor to begin reopening state April 24.
3:59am
NBC 26. More than 300,000 new applications for unemployment benefits in Wisconsin.
3:58am
WSAW. Central Wisconsin businesses receive millions in loans thanks to new SBA program.
3:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee's recently hot housing market has slowed due to coronavirus, which has real-estate agents moving to virtual showings.
3:34am
Fox 11. Wisconsin's DWD says unemployment aid could be on the way by the end of the month.
3:32am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin unemployment claims dropped last week, but there's little room to celebrate.

Coronavirus

3:32pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Organizes physician letter to president urging action on hydroxychloroquine.
3:17pm
Rape Crisis Center. Reminds community of sexual assault survivor services during safer-at-home order.
2:30pm
Sen. Kooyenga. Urges Gov. Evers to expand supply of face mask materials.
2:00pm
DOT. New emergency permits help truckers respond to COVID-19.
12:59pm
DHS. Over 215,000 Wisconsin households to receive additional FoodShare benefits in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
12:04pm
Sen. Stroebel. Time to reevaluate our COVID-19 policies in Wisconsin.
11:54am
Gov. Evers. Announces COVID-19 volunteer program.
11:50am
Leg. Council. Emergency Order #12 and religious gatherings, weddings, and funerals.
11:48am
Sen. Hansen. People need to be extra careful this weekend and beyond.
11:47am
Wisconsin Naturopathic Doctors Association. In the midst of COVID-19, naturopathic doctors teach empowerment.
10:05am
Rep. Magnafici. Column: See the forest through the trees.
8:48am
DVA. Governor Evers removes barriers to emergency financial assistance for veterans.
4:35am
Racine Mayor Mason. Proclamation: COVID-19 Emergency Declaration.
4:34am
Racine County, City of Racine, Central Racine County Health Department. Stay safe by practicing religion and spirituality from home.

3:31pm
WISC. DOT says traffic down 50% in state since Safer at Home order.
3:25pm
The Hill. Johnson presses Trump on malaria medication.
3:24pm
Wisconsin State Journal. COVID-19 testing capacity growing in Wisconsin, but some patients still can't get tested.
3:21pm
Reuters. Outbid and left hanging, U.S. states scramble for ventilators.
3:15pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Tony Evers says he's keeping golf courses closed as part of the 'safer-at-home' order.
3:13pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Most hospitals in central, northern Wisconsin will run out of masks, face shields within a week, data shows.
3:10pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2 GOP senators warn of 'revolt' and 'civil disobedience' against stay at home order. Evers calls rhetoric 'not helpful.'
2:09pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: 3,068 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin.
2:07pm
NBC 15. DHS: 17 new COVID-19-related deaths reported in Wisconsin.
12:44pm
The Hill. Surgeon General: Most of U.S. won't be ready to open by May 1.
10:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State officials developing guidelines for scarce medical equipment.
5:17am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Several Fox Valley hospitals have less than a week's worth of PPE, new state coronavirus data shows.
4:44am
Bloomberg. Medical supplies free-for-all has states lashing out at FEMA.
4:29am
WBAY. Website shows Wisconsin hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 cases.
4:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers closes 40 Wisconsin state parks, including Devils Lake and Kettle Moraine State Forest, because of crowds.
4:04am
Fox 6. 116 deaths in Wisconsin due to COVID-19, 2.9K positive cases, 31K+ negative.
3:57am
Racine Journal Times. Racine extends public health emergency to Memorial Day, here is what it means.
3:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Coronavirus continues to hit hard in Milwaukee.
3:52am
Sheboygan Press. Need for food in Sheboygan County rises with unemployment during coronavirus pandemic.
3:51am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC health officials 'very concerned' about drive-up religious services.
3:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. People in Wisconsin are being arrested, charged for violating stay-at-home order.
3:44am
Fox 11. The Latest: Waushara, Green Lake and Marquette counties postpone campground openings.
3:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison issues 13 warning letters for violating state 'safer at home' order.
3:33am
WBAY. Gov. Evers says drive-up church services OK under Safer at Home.
3:31am
WSAW. Gov. Evers suspends many Assistance to Needy Veterans Grant program provisions.

Environment/Outdoors

3:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin communities prepare as Mississippi River hits flood stage.

Courts

1:19pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Asks Supreme Court to intervene in efforts to release vulnerable people from correctional settings amid COVID-19.
10:08am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Files lawsuit seeking release of vulnerable people amid COVID-19.
9:22am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Winnebago County v. C.S.

12:33pm
Wisconsin State Journal. ACLU files lawsuit calling for release of elderly and vulnerable prisoners in Wisconsin.
10:54am
U.S. News & World Report. Lawsuit seeks release of Wisconsin inmates due to virus.
3:47am
Stevens Point Journal. Liberals contend they were shut out of Wisconsin Supreme Court election deliberations.

Education

2:28pm
UW-Platteville. Update coronavirus.
2:27pm
UW-Platteville. University Counseling Services offers advice to help with COVID-19.
2:26pm
UW-Platteville. McLanahan creates lab-simlulating applications for students.
2:02pm
UW-Madison. School of Pharmacy team produces hand sanitizer for UW Health.
1:59pm
UW-Stevens Point. Employees use skills to address face shield shortage for local health workers.
12:06pm
UW-Eau Claire. Nursing grad providing care on Navy hospital ship supporting COVID-19 relief efforts.

4:23am
WISC. Edgewood College announces new president.

Local

3:15pm
Washington County Human Services. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

10:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin cities, villages brace for budget fallout while operating in emergency mode.
3:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Utilities propose moving away from water withdrawals for Superior power plant.

Congress

1:00pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues call on SBA to issue economic emergency loans and grants to small businesses ASAP.

2:08pm
AP. U.S. budget deficit totals $743.6 billion over past 6 months.

Politics

2:04pm
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Statement on Tuesday's election.
8:47am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Sabrina Madison.
4:48am
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Baldwin. Urge U.S. Postal Service IG to launche absentee ballot investigation.

3:19pm
WISC. Libertarian Party of Wisconsin asks governor, legislative leaders to lift petition requirement to get on 2020 ballots.
1:32pm
WUWM. Wisconsin election lawsuits will face a difficult time in court, says law professor.
1:17pm
Politico. Wisconsin health officials step up efforts to track coronavirus exposure from primary election.
12:29pm
WTMJ. Governor Evers on WTMJ: 'We tried' for bipartisan effort to change election date, but 'die was cast' by GOP.
5:07am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin clerks guarding ballots for days before counting.
4:27am
Racine Journal Times. USPS doesn't have yet answers as to why so many Wisconsinites' ballots weren't delivered; investigations expected.
4:12am
WFRV. "It was painful to watch:" Mayor Genrich, alders discuss what went wrong with Tuesday's election.
4:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin health department tracking whether new coronavirus cases are tied to Tuesday's in-person voting.
3:57am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tammy Baldwin, Ron Johnson call for Postal Service to investigate undelivered absentee ballots.
3:56am
CBS 58. Low in-person voting offset by absentee ballots, Milwaukee Elections Commission says.
3:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. What we know so far about why Milwaukee only had 5 voting sites for Tuesday's election while Madison had 66.
3:48am
U.S. News & World Report. In Wisconsin, missing absentees spur questions and anger.
3:43am
Fox 11. Wisconsin Elections Commission tried extra steps to train National Guard, new poll members.
3:42am
Fox 6. Milwaukee man who hasn't missed a vote in 30 years got his absentee ballot a day late.
3:40am
Fox 6. 'Radio silence' from USPS as clerks call for federal investigation into missing absentee ballots.
3:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin schools had more than $1.6B on Tuesday's ballot, but results are still a ways away.
3:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Plenty of blame to go around after chaotic spring election amid COVID-19 pandemic.
3:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee Election Commission to request investigation by U.S. Postal Service into missing absentee ballots.

Thursday April 9, 2020

Governor

10:43am
Gov. Evers. Delivers Weekly Democratic Radio Address on public health after the April 7 Spring Election.

Legislative

4:48pm
Sen. Smith. Urges GOP action on COVID-19 relief.
3:57pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Propose changes to voing system.
3:30pm
Rep. Subeck. Supports vote by mail legislation.
2:44pm
Rep. Neubauer. Supports vote by mail legislation.
2:43pm
Rep. Tusler. Urges Wisconsin Elections Commission to investigate voter fraud.
2:03pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Remove Vos as NCSL president.
11:29am
Reps. Hintz, Hesselbein, Spreitzer, Doyle. Vote by mail legislation introduced.
10:45am
Rep. Steineke. Weekly Radio Address: On CARES Act.
3:57am
AG Kaul. Reacts to Republican legislative proposal.
3:56am
Sen. Bewley. Responds to Senator Fitzgerald's public statements.
3:55am
Rep. Hintz. Statement on missing ballots for Oshkosh and Appleton.

3:13pm
WTMJ. Wisconsin Democrats introduce bill that would move all 2020 elections to vote by mail system.
3:45am
Racine Journal Times. Milwaukee senator wants Vos removed from role as president of National Conference of State Legislatures.

State Agencies

2:48pm
DOR. Annual Assessment Summary Report now available.

Economy/Business

3:31pm
DWD. Releases total number of new applications, weekly claims, and monetary amount distributed for unemployment benefits.
2:49pm
WMC. Wisconsin businesses call on Gov. Evers for a plan to restart the economy.
11:38am
Badger Institute. Free Market Coalition: 7 ways to help workers, economy during crisis.
10:13am
Alliant Energy. Gives $1 million to Hometown Care Energy Fund.

12:55pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State projects 27% unemployment rate due to COVID-19.
11:36am
AP. 16.8M Americans thrown out of work as economic toll rises.
8:23am
Reuters. U.S. weekly jobless claims top 6 million for second straight week.
5:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'We need some help': Farmers look to officials, community for mental health resources.
5:23am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Foxconn potentially eligible for $45 million in tax credits for jobs and capital investments.
5:10am
CNBC. Five million more unemployment claims expected, but now layoffs are broader and could be more permanent.
5:09am
Wisconsin State Farmer. Pandemic fallout delivers staggering blow to ag economy.
5:08am
USA Today. 'You're laid off. Sorry.' When coronavirus closed colleges, student workers lost jobs.
4:37am
The Hill. Small businesses still struggling for loans even as $100B is approved.
4:18am
WEAU. Marshfield Clinic to temporarily furlough staff.
4:08am
AP. Hurry up and wait? Why relief to small businesses has lagged.
3:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Marquette will furlough 250 employees as it estimates a $15 million shortfall so far from coronavirus.
3:33am
Politico. Unemployed still waiting for checks as states struggle to pay out stimulus funds.
3:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee's Pfister and all other Marcus Corp. hotels close temporarily due to coronavirus.
3:18am
Green Bay Press Gazette. How many visitors did Wisconsin businesses lose because of COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing? Report says 52% drop in foot traffic.
3:06am
WSAW. Roehl Transport to hire 250 truck drivers in Wisconsin.
3:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Foxconn officials say they have met job goals for 2019.
2:57am
WKOW. Dick's sporting goods announces 'significant' furloughs.

Coronavirus

4:43pm
Reps. Schraa, Goyke. Call for increased measures to protect corrections staff and inmates.
4:03pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. WHA Information Center creates COVID-19 hospital data dashboard.
3:42pm
DHS. Increases contact tracing capabilities.
3:37pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Let's double down on physical distancing and social solidarity.
3:35pm
OCI. Wisconsinites who lose health insurance during COVID-19 may be able to enroll on HealthCare.gov or in BadgerCare.
3:32pm
Sen. Craig. (Updated) Statement on Evers' response to request.
3:12pm
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Seeks quicker benefits process for residents hurting because of COVID-19.
2:54pm
Gov. Evers. Issues order to provide flexibility for various professions during COVID-19 public health emergency.
2:52pm
Rep. Allen. Statement on closure of state parks.
2:50pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Governor confirms drive-up religious services are legal.
2:34pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Residents urged to follow Safer at Home order.
1:32pm
Various Senate and Assembly Members. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding DHS Emergency Order #12 - Outdoor Religious Gatherings. Leg. Council Memo.
12:58pm
Gov. Evers. Reiterates options available for religious gatherings and services.
12:44pm
UW-Madison. Online platform matches health care facilities with face shield manufacturers.
12:29pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Asks governor to clarify confusion and to respect religious freedom of Wisconsin churches & citizens.
12:21pm
Gov. Evers. Announces construction of alternative care facility at Wisconsin State Fair Park.
12:19pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Letter to Governor Evers: Demand counties retract claim that drive-up religious services are illegal.
12:18pm
Wisconsin Catholic Conference. Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Wisconsin on the COVID-19 pandemic.
12:16pm
UW-Madison. State Laboratory of Hygiene works with campus partners to test for COVID-19.
11:25am
Hunter Nation. Calls on Governor Evers to reopen public lands.
11:22am
Mliwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Resolution urges Governor Evers to block termination of residential leases.
9:17am
DNR. Gov. Evers directs DNR to close 40 state parks, forests and recreational areas.
8:42am
Gov. Evers. Directs DNR to close 40 state parks, forests, and recreational areas.

2:37pm
WKOW. COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin reach 111 as of Thursday.
11:31am
U.S News & World Report. Evers closes 40 Wisconsin state parks, recreational areas.
9:07am
NBC 15. Dozens of Wisconsin state parks to close indefinitely.
4:32am
WISC. DHS releases race, ethnicity statistics on COVID-19 patients.
4:09am
U.S. News & World Report. Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans.
3:54am
AP. HHS: Federal stocks of protective equipment nearly depleted.
3:53am
U.S. News & World Report. States competing in 'global jungle' for PPE.
3:52am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC County jail temporarily reduces inmates by half over COVID-19 concerns.
3:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As pandemic spreads, officials expect it will strain finances for Wisconsin's rural hospitals.
3:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and others call on CDC to release demographic information on coronavirus.
3:21am
Wisconsin Law Journal. Milwaukee Municipal Court judge tests positive for COVID-19.
3:07am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin DOC says it doesn't know how 3 more prisoners contracted COVID-19.

Education

2:42pm
UW-Stout. Dining, housing collaboate to provide student meals in residence halls.
11:27am
Marquette University. Audit of Freedom of Information requests shows both compliance and hostility, professor finds.

Congress

3:53pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues call on federal labor agency to invoke emergency protocols to provide and enforce safety standards for all essential businesses and workers amid COVID-19 pandemic.
2:09pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Takes Artisitic Discovery Contest virtual to help high school students impacted by coronavirus.
2:05pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. To Trump administration: Take action to fix Paycheck Protection Program and help rescue Wisconsin small businesses.

10:41am
The Hill. Senate blocks dueling coronavirus relief plans.
5:03am
New York Times. As pandemic imperils elections, Democrats clash with Trump on voting changes.

Politics

1:30pm
RPW. IYCMI: City of Green Bay Mayor, Eric Genrich, purposefully caused chaos on Election Day.
10:31am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Congressman Mark Pocan.
9:09am
Stafsholt for 10th Senate. Gov. Scott Walker endorses.

10:48am
Cap Times. Wisconsin election a lesson for the nation, but legal experts divided on what that lesson is.
5:01am
WJFW. Oneida County reports low voter turnout in primary amid pandemic.
4:53am
CBS 58. 'We still haven't seen a ballot:' Voters say they're disenfranchised after absentee ballots never came.
4:51am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Minnesota elections official urges changes after Wisconsin's meltdown amid pandemic.
4:29am
WTMJ. Absentee votes mailed in by the Election Day deadline still might not be counted.
4:27am
WISN. States push back primaries while Wisconsinites question why election went on.
4:26am
Reuters. Chaotic Wisconsin election signals virus-related voting battles ahead.
4:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Local clerks use masks, gowns, gloves to protect workers, voters from COVID-19.
4:20am
WKBT. Wisconsin's primary an, 'epic and comprehensive failure by multiple players', one expert says.
4:17am
WBAY. Green Bay alderman to request state elections commission investigate city's presidential primary.
4:11am
Fox 6. Milwaukee election officials call for federal investigation into missing absentee ballots.
4:10am
Fox 6. 'Unfortunate:' Milwaukee officials report hundreds of absentee ballots missing witness signatures.
4:03am
CNBC. Trump slams mail-in voting, says it 'doesn't work out well for Republicans.'
4:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In-person voting was likely a 'disaster' for Wisconsin's efforts to flatten coronavirus curve, national experts say.
4:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin is discovering problems with absentee ballots, including hundreds that were never delivered.
4:00am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Voters forced to go to polls amid pandemic when absentee ballots fail to arrive.
3:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. 'Three large tubs': Reports of missing absentee ballots pile up.
3:58am
Appleton Post Crescent. Some voters turned away by a 'do not enter without a mask' sign at Ellington polling site.
3:52am
WXPR. Another in-person election on track for next month in northern Wisconsin, despite virus concerns.
3:47am
WISC. 'We did the best we could': Madison election officials facing long week ahead as absentee ballots continue to come in.
3:46am
Spectrum News. U.S. Supreme Court's Wisconsin absentee vote ruling explained.
3:44am
WKOW. Clerk describes process of getting protective supplies for poll workers as 'chaotic.'
3:41am
Fox 11. Brown County officials react to Election Day in Green Bay.
3:40am
WBAY. Green Bay voters wait in line past midnight to cast ballot in primary election.
3:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. More than 1M in Wisconsin vote by mail, but full election turnout still unclear.
3:34am
La Crosse Tribune. High voter turnout in La Crosse County on Tuesday, despite pandemic.
3:23am
WTMJ. 'I didn't know it was going to be all this chaos': Nurse arrives late, turned away from the polls.
3:20am
WTMJ. Nearly 19,000 in Milwaukee brave polls for Election Day.
3:17am
AP. Wisconsin's pandemic election puts focus on state's court.
3:12am
WISN. Officials call for investigation into missing absentee ballots.
3:05am
WKOW. 'It was just absurd,' Dane County clerk questions level of protective equipment at location Speaker Vos worked.

Wednesday April 8, 2020

Governor

4:37pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Republicans prioritize power over Wisconsin COVID-19 relief.
4:11pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Responds to Governor Evers public statements.
3:40pm
Gov. Evers. Calls for bipartisan legislative action on COVID-19 relief and support package.
4:06am
DCF. Evers proposal targets key programs to support families.

Legislative

1:46pm
Sen. Carpenter. Robin Vos should be removed from the presidency of NCSL.
1:08pm
Sen. Feyen. Statement on undelivered absentee ballots in Oshkosh.
12:19pm
Survival Coalition. State Legislature must act to keep people with disabilities, older adults safe at home.
10:54am
Sen. Smith. Column: Pandemic paycheck protection.
3:22am
DWD Sec. Frostman. Repealing one week wait for unemployment essential part of assisting Wisconsinites.

4:09pm
AP. Wisconsin GOP's coronavirus bill sets up political skirmish.
3:34pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State Assembly plans to convene "fairly soon" on COVID-19 legislation, Wisconsin deaths near 100.
3:22pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republican seeking broad authority to cut aid to schools and state programs as part of coronavirus response.

State Agencies

3:24am
NBC 15. WisDOT further restricts in-person services at DMV.
3:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Environmental regulators forge ahead on 'forever chemicals' while some work postponed.

Economy/Business

2:30pm
USA Today. PPP loan plan a mess so far for small businesses riding out coronavirus crisis.
2:27pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Rockwell, Enerpac and Twin Disc are latest to announce cuts and cost saving actions.
1:54pm
Bloomberg. Farmers are panic-buying to keep America's 95 million cows fed.
1:40pm
Wausau Daily Herald. 'It's been in the building:' Employee at Kolbe Windows & Doors tested positive for COVID-19, workers say.
11:14am
The Verge. Foxconn will produce ventilators at its controversial Wisconsin plant.
4:39am
Reuters. Trump says $70 billion in coronavirus rescue loans authorized. But where's the cash?
4:00am
Reuters. Wobbly U.S. fiscal response could deepen coronavirus recession.
3:28am
WAOW. Hobby Lobby furloughs hundreds of employees in Wisconsin.

Coronavirus

2:19pm
MCTS. Update on Coronavirus or COVID-19.

2:21pm
WKOW. Wisconsin COVID-19 cases increase by 178, 7 more dead.
2:20pm
WBAY. Wisconsin reports 99 coronavirus deaths in slight increase from Tuesday.
1:40pm
WTMJ. Wisconsin election could affect length of state's Safer at Home order, DHS says.
1:34pm
The Hill. Top science panel: Coronavirus unlikely to significantly subside with warmer weather.
4:57am
Reuters. African-Americans dying of coronavirus at higher rates, preliminary data shows.
4:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Lab of Hygiene eliminates COVID-19 test backlog though supplies still limited.
3:58am
Washington Post. The coronavirus is infecting and killing black Americans at an alarmingly high rate.
3:45am
Green Bay Press Gazette. As Brown County's coronavirus cases climb past 40, executive urges residents to wear masks when outside.
3:32am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Child care providers seek hazard pay, health care coverage as they serve children of essential workers during COVID-19 pandemic.
3:29am
Appleton Post Crescent. An early sign that Wisconsin's social distancing is working: The flu rate is falling fast.

Courts

4:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Federal judge dismisses Adams Outdoor Advertising lawsuit against Madison.

Education

3:19pm
UW-La Crosse. Archival holdings reveal Spanish flu message similar to today: Stay home.
2:44pm
UW-Whitewater. To offer an online Master of Science in Business Analytics.
2:26pm
UW-Stevens Point. Names new College of Letters and Science dean.
1:48pm
UW-River Falls. Videocast series addresses local, regional economic impact of COVID-19.
10:51am
AWSA. Arrowhead Union High School's Debra Paradowski named National Assistant Principal of the Year.
10:47am
UW-Madison. Four students named 2020 Goldwater Scholars - the most possible for any institution.
9:34am
UW-River Falls. Falcon Premier Sale successful despite looming pandemic.
9:31am
Edgewood College. Announces $500,000 student relief fund.
9:09am
UW-Eau Claire. Health care programs donate personal protective equiipment to area facilities.

4:35am
Racine Journal Times. Unified plans to apply for waiver of school hours, Horlick could house COVID patient overflow.

Local

2:17pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. Urges residents to stop congregating around county parks.

Congress

3:00pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Democratic colleagues press Trump administration on unemployment isurance benefits.
10:56am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues request COVID-19 demographic data from CDC to ensure effective response to the pandemic.
10:53am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murphy. And Senate Dems to HHS: Repoen the ACA Marketplace, allow more Americans to get health insurance during COVID-19 pandemic.

Politics

1:45pm
NextGen America. Calls on Biden campaign to adopt youth-centered message and policy platfom.
11:33am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.. Statement on April 7 Spring Election issues.
11:13am
Priorities USA Action. Releases new digital ads holding Trump accountable for disastrous coronavirus response.
9:30am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from John Matthews.
4:16am
Garske for 3rd Congress. Stranded overseas amid pandemic.
4:14am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement regarding April 7 elections.
4:13am
NextGen Wisconsin. Get Out and Vote Effort push through coronavirus pandemic, GOP voter suppression.
4:12am
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Thanks supporters of victims' rights.
4:10am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Wisconsin voters put needlessly in harm's way by Republicans, right-wing courts.
4:09am
Rep. Bowen. After recovering from COVID-19, worked to assist voters with coronavirus.
4:08am
DMA. In a first for Wisconsin National Guard, Citizen Soldiers and Airmen serve as poll workers across Wisconsin on election day.

3:53pm
Racine Journal Times. Vos explains wearing full PPE at polls, Tuesday video received national attention.
2:24pm
Wisconsin Watch. Their Wisconsin ballots never arrived. So they risked a pandemic. Or stayed home.
1:42pm
Politico. Murphy officially delays New Jersey primary to July 7: 'I don't want a Wisconsin.'
1:30pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Senator: Postal worker reports finding 3 tubs of absentee ballots from Oshkosh, Appleton.
1:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Post office returns hundreds of absentee ballots that were supposed to be delivered to Fox Point voters.
11:36am
The Hill. Sanders drops out of presidential race.
11:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos wore protective gear as a volunteer poll worker, said 'you are incredibly safe to go out.'
5:03am
Baraboo News Republic. Baraboo ballots slow but steady as voters voice displeasure with election.
5:01am
Janesville Gazette. Janesville voters take virus risk to come to polls.
5:00am
Beloit Daily News. Beloit voters face long lines in 'historic' primary election amid COVID-19 pandemic.
3:56am
Politico. Rain, hail, lawsuits and the coronavirus crisis fail to halt Wisconsin election.
3:53am
U.S. News & World Report. Voting-rights disputes in virus era spark court battles.
3:51am
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Voters return 77% of absentee ballots in time.
3:49am
AP. Wisconsin voters forced to choose between health, democracy.
3:47am
WKOW. More legal action could follow court rulings on in-person, absentee voting dates.
3:44am
WXPR. Poll workers 'not comfortable,' but Northwoods voting moves ahead amid pandemic.
3:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin now waits for the spring election results--and then the lawsuits.
3:35am
Yahoo News. Wisconsin debacle spurs new calls to prepare for fall elections amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
3:34am
The Hill. DNC chair hits decision to hold Wisconsin elections: 'This was a dark day for our democracy.'
3:33am
Spectrum News. Amid pandemic, Wisconsin National Guard deploys to help run election.
3:31am
Fox 6. 'Election had to happen:' Speaker Vos served as poll worker after challenging order to postpone.
3:30am
Fox 6. Lt. Gov. Barnes talks election 'directed by the incomparable Speaker, Senate Majority leader duo.'
3:27am
Racine Journal Times. 'I want this fixed': Voters who requested absentee ballots that never arrived share their stories.
3:26am
WAOW. Residents react to receiving multiple absentee ballots.
3:25am
Yahoo Finance. Holding Wisconsin primary amid coronavirus outbreak 'may prove deadly': Bernie Sanders.
3:21am
WKBT. Hundreds of Milwaukee votes invalidated in absentee confusion.
3:20am
Fox 11. Green Bay among areas declining National Guard help despite poll worker shortage.
3:17am
WISC. 'It's all been so surreal': City officials reflect on election during pandemic.
3:16am
WKOW. Madison voters turn out for unprecedented vote during pandemic.
3:15am
CBS 58. Milwaukee leaders frustrated with election; proud of poll worker efforts.
3:14am
WAOW. Preliminary voter turnout numbers not yet released, clerks say there was a steady flow of voters.

Tuesday April 7, 2020

April 7 Election

3:33pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Supreme Moore Omokunde. Please use your best judgment deciding whether to vote in-person.
3:30pm
NDRC. Eric Holder statement on voting in Wisconsin.
2:44pm
Rep. Vining. This is not what democracy looks like.
1:41pm
Leg. Council. Federal court actions affecting the April 7, 2020 Spring Election.
1:01pm
WISPIRG. Wisconsin leaders fail to ensure safe election during COVID-19.
12:59pm
Gov. Evers. Message to Wisconsinites on Election Day.
12:50pm
Lutheran Office for Public Policy. Wisconsinites are faced with a bad choice.
9:56am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Statement on Election Day.
9:39am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Election Day Update Blog.
9:07am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Shame! Wisconsin GOP scrapes bottom of the barrel.
3:48am
WI Elections Commission. REVISED: Top 10 things voters should know about the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Primary - COVID-19.
3:45am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele, Clerk Christenson. Statement on U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
3:41am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Regarding state Supreme Court decision to overturn Governor Evers' election order and the U.S. Supreme Court decision to eliminate the extra time granted for receive and count absentee ballots.
3:24am
Rep. Haywood. We must protect lives and resist voter disenfranchisement.
3:10am
Rep. McGuire. Statement on Spring Election.
3:07am
Gov. Evers. Statement on Supreme Court of Wisconsin ruling allowing in-person voting tomorrow.
2:54am
RPW. Statement in response to U.S. Supreme Court decision.
2:49am
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Legislative leaders react to favorable decision by U.S. Supreme Court.
2:47am
RSLC. Wisconsin Supreme Court decision protects voters from Democrats' pitiful, partisan gamesmanship.
2:43am
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Statement: Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on April 7 election.
2:42am
U.S. Supreme Court. RNC v. DNC - opinion.
2:41am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Evers - order.

1:12pm
The Hill. Wisconsin experiences long lines at limited voting locations amid pandemic.
1:08pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'A very sad situation for voters': Milwaukeeans brave wait times as long as 2 1/2 hours, top election official says.
10:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Surgeon general tells Wisconsin voters to stay safe: 'I know that people have died for the right to vote.'
9:48am
Reuters. Long lines, face masks in Wisconsin as voters head to polls despite coronavirus.
4:27am
The Hill. Wisconsin Democrats chair bashes Supreme Court decision on voting: 'I am about to explode.'
4:00am
Green Bay Press Gazette. After 'whiplash' in Madison, Green Bay area poll workers prepare to hold election amidst a pandemic.
3:57am
Wisconsin Watch. Milwaukee's black and brown residents weigh tough choices on Election Day: Lose their vote, or risk coronavirus?
3:42am
CNBC. Supreme Court votes 5-4 to halt order extending absentee ballot deadline in Wisconsin.
3:39am
Oshkosh Northwestern. In-person voting back on in Oshkosh; absentee ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday.
3:38am
Appleton Post Crescent. Anything but normal: Fox Cities voters, poll workers face unprecedented conditions for Tuesday's election.
3:37am
The Hill. Supreme Court blocks Wisconsin from extending absentee voting deadline.
3:36am
Reuters. Wisconsin's Supreme Court orders primary to proceed as planned on Tuesday.
3:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's election is happening after state Supreme Court blocks Evers.
3:34am
Politico. Wisconsin Supreme Court overturns governor, orders Tuesday elections to proceed.
3:33am
New York Times. Wisconsin is set to vote on Tuesday after court overrules governor's postponement.
3:20am
AP. Pandemic politics: Wisconsin primary moving forward.
3:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin election workers fear catching, spreading coronavirus as thousands will congregate to vote Tuesday.
3:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Statewide election back on after Wisconsin, U.S. supreme courts take action.
3:05am
Wisconsin Watch. 'People are going to get sick from this': Fear, uncertainty cloud Wisconsin's pandemic election.
3:03am
Yahoo News. Wisconsin Supreme Court overrules governor's attempt to postpone election, despite coronarvirus concerns.

State Agencies

4:28pm
DOT. Further restricts in-person services at DMV service centers beginning April 8.
3:35pm
OCI. Administative Actions March 2020.

4:21am
NBC 15. Nearly $100M in transportation aid to come from WisDOT.

Economy/Business

2:53pm
NFIB. Abrupt turn in small business optimism ends 39-month historic run.
1:37pm
DATCP. Wisconsin Farm Center is here to help.
1:03pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Give SBA districts authority to widen PPP pipeline.
9:06am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Releases schedule for upcoming virtual events.

1:22pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 concerns on the minds of lenders as Wisconsin farmers apply for planting loans.
9:51am
USA Today. Allstate, American Famliy Insurance to return millions in auto premiums as drivers hit the road less during coronavirus.
9:50am
CNBC. Requests to delay mortgage payments jump nearly 2,000% as borrowers seek relief during coronavirus outbreak.
4:33am
WISC. Lands' End furloughs workers.
4:30am
The Hill. Trump officials struggle to get coronavirus-relief loans out the door.
4:13am
WKBT. Kind insists that farmers be allowed to use COVID-19 relief for rent.
2:59am
WTMJ. Amazon hires nearly 80K employees, 700 are from Wisconsin.

Coronavirus

2:55pm
LRB. Evictions during a declared public health or other emergency.
1:40pm
Leg. Council. Executive Order #72 and the Public Health Emergency Related to COVID-19.
12:57pm
DMA. Soldiers help setup, staff Milwaukee voluntary COVID-19 self-isolation facility.
9:43am
Milwaukee Community Justice Council. Milwaukee County's criminal justice leadership respond collaboratively to COVID-19 crisis.
3:49am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Two Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office members test positive for COVID-19.

1:57pm
WSAW. State reports number of COVID-19 deaths now at 92.
1:16pm
WSAW. Wisconsin DOC: 2 cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Oshkosh Correctional Institution.
4:01am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Group of 40 Republican lawmakers calls on Gov. Tony Evers to reopen Wisconsin golf courses.
3:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. COVID-19 found in 11 residents and workers at Oakwood Village's nursing home on Madison's West Side.
2:58am
Fox 6. During push to find more health care workers, Wisconsin nurses sent home without pay.
2:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin braces for a difficult week as coronavirus cases and deaths mount -- and some itch to be free of stay-at-home order.

Environment/Outdoors

2:01pm
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Water levels to remain high during seasonal rise.

Statewide

4:27pm
Alliant Energy. 2019 community support totals $7.25 million.
9:38am
ABC for Health. Releases Fighting Forward:  Challenging Medical Debt.

Courts

4:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin hospitals sued patients during public health emergency, and 2 are now dismissing some suits.
3:54am
The Guardian. Revealed: Wisconsin's black and student populations at highest risk of voter purges.

Education

2:54pm
UW-Stout. Virtual panel April 9 to address health, COVID-19.
2:41pm
UW-River Falls. Initiates design of Science and Technology Innovation Center.
12:53pm
Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Announces cancelation of award recognition luncheons.
10:51am
UW-Whitewater. Student awarded Goldwater Scholarship for research.
9:44am
UW-Eau Claire. And Mayo Clinic and community makers working together to produce face shields for local hospitals.
9:40am
UW-Stout. Alumni-owned Wis. businesses making face shields for pandemic.

4:14am
WEAU. ECASD Board requests instructional hour waiver due to COVID-19.
3:23am
U.S. News & World Report. Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive.
2:55am
Advance-Titan. UWO could pay $5 million in housing, food refunds.

Local

12:55pm
Wisconsin Policy Forum. The COVID-19 fiscal fall-out for cities and villages.
10:51am
Yahara WINS. Now accepting grant applications for innovative phosphorus reduction projects.

10:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee County on pace for record number of fatal drug overdoses.

Politics

2:42pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Special interest group spending at $4.4M in Supreme Court race.

3:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge denies Jill Karofsky's bid for an injunction blocking Daniel Kelly TV ads in Supreme Court race.

Monday April 6, 2020

WI Supreme Court

6:43pm
U.S. Supreme Court. RNC v. DNC - opinion.
6:42pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. WI Legislature v. Evers - order.
4:07pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Petitioner's Response to Original Action.
4:06pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Memo in Support of Emergency Petition.
4:05pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Emergency petition for original action.
4:03pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Emergency motion for temporary injunction.

Governor

4:53pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on delayed election.
4:36pm
Rep. Taylor. Governor Evers puts Wisconsinites first by moving election to save lives.
4:24pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Statement on postponement of in-person voting in the April 7th election.
4:18pm
Rep. Bowen. Recovers from COVID-19 & applauds Gov. Evers' decision to postpone Spring Election.
4:00pm
Rep. Grusynski. Statement on Emergency Order #74.
3:58pm
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. Supports postponement of election.
3:57pm
Sen. Roth. Statement on Evers' unconstitutional action.
3:51pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele, Emergency Management Director Westrich. Milwaukee County officials order all municipal polling places closed. Order 20-1v1.
3:23pm
Racine Mayor Mason, Public Health Director Bowersox. Statement on Governor Evers Executive Order.
3:13pm
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Statement on governor's Executive Order to postpone April 7th election.
3:12pm
Rep. Shankland. Supports delaying in-person voting to protect the public health from COVID-19.
3:04pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Conservationists applaud Gov. Evers order to delay election.
3:03pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Gov. Evers suspends in-person voting, calls Legislature into Special Session on April 7.
3:01pm
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. To close Outagamie polls. Executive Order 3-2020
2:54pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement regarding Governor Evers' order to protect public health & constitutional rights of voters.
2:47pm
NextGen Wisconsin. Stands with public health officials, Governor Evers in postponing elections.
2:32pm
Sen. Hansen. Governor Evers' decision to protect both public safety and the integrity of our election.
2:28pm
RPW. Statement on Gov. Tony Evers' unconstitutional maneuver to postpone the April 7 election.
1:56pm
Rep. Neubauer. Praises order postponing election due to COVID-19.
1:55pm
Wisconsin Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians. Urges adherence to public health orders in Wisconsin.
1:54pm
Rep. Subeck. Stands with Governor Evers on suspending in-person voting.
1:07pm
Sen. Ftizgerald, Speaker Vos. Statement: Executive order by Governor Evers.
1:00pm
DHS. Governor Evers suspends rules to ensure health care staffing, patient care.
12:57pm
Gov. Evers. Suspends in-person voting, calls Legislature into Special Session on April 7 election. Executive Order #74.

5:06pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstatees Tuesday's election after Gov. Tony Evers tries to stop it.
3:36pm
New York Times. Wisconsin governor orders delay of Tuesday's elections; G.O.P files challenge. Washington Post.
3:20pm
Racine Journal Times. Elections Commission tells clerks to keep preparing for tomorrow's election in case.
2:13pm
Reuters. Wisconsin's Democratic governor postpones Tuesday's election, Republicans challenge order. The Hill.
1:24pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers postpones statewide election until June 9, GOP leaders promise to challenge the order.
1:23pm
Cap Times. One day before election, Gov. Tony Evers delays in-person voting.
1:16pm
Politico. Wisconsin governor orders stop to in-person voting on eve of election.
1:01pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers issues order shutting down Tuesday's election.
12:53pm
AP. Wisconsin governor orders delay of Tuesday election to June.

Budget

11:23am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Analysis: The CARES Act and K-12 in Wisconsin.

9:01am
Wisconsin State Journal. 'Nobody's got a map for this mess': Wisconsin counties brace for unknown hit to sales tax.
9:00am
Kenosha News. As coronavirus losses mount, UW campuses ask state for emergency relief money.

Special Session

4:18am
DOA. Wisconsin State Capitol building opening to public for Special Session.
3:50am
Gov. Evers. Statement on special session.
3:43am
Sen. Carpenter. The do nothing Republican Legislature.
3:41am
Sen. Risser. Republicans continue to ignore governor's calls for special sessions.
3:30am
Sen. Carpenter. The state Legislature must convene in special session.

4:39am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers calls in Legislature on Saturday to enact all mail-in spring election, GOP leaders reject proposal.
4:39am
Wausau Daily Herald. In matter of seconds, Republicans stall Gov. Tony Evers' move to postpone Tuesday election.
3:27am
WKOW. Wisconsin special session to stop in-person voting resumes Monday.
3:24am
NBC News. GOP lawmakers reject Wisconsin governor's call for delay in election deadline.
3:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin GOP leaders take no action on election changes, seek to block absentee balloting extension.

Legislative

4:16pm
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Calls for end to waiting period for unemployment benefits.
10:16am
LFB. Federal tax law changes enacted in reponse to the coronavirus outbreak.
4:05am
Speaker Vos. Assembly GOP send governor list of priorities for federal stimulus dollars. Letter to Gov. Evers.

4:59am
WAOW. Republicans send Gov. Evers letter on how to spend federal stimulus dollars.
4:47am
Wisconsin State Journal. State could miss out on federal stimulus Medicaid payments of Legislature doesn't act.
2:56am
NBC 26. WI lawmakers weigh fiscal options in COVID-19 response.
2:55am
EagleHerald Extra. Hansen seeks greater COVID-19 action.

State Agencies

4:20pm
DOT. Local governments receive more than $99 million in transportation aid.
3:21pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Reimbursement available for Powerball and Mega Millions players.
1:09pm
DMA. Wisconsin's Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17.
10:37am
DNR. Spring turkey season begins April 15.
4:13am
Various Local Officials. Nearly 100 local officials in Wisconsin call on Secretary Andrea Palm to act quickly and decisively to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
3:59am
WI Mayors from: Milwaukee, Green Bay, Oshkosh, La Crosse, Kenosha, Racine, Madison, Viroqua, Wauwatosa. Mayors representing 1.3 million constituents in Wisconsin call on Secretary Andrea Palm to act quickly and decisively to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

5:24am
ABC News. Wisconsin mayors seek to scrap in-person voting in last-ditch effort.
5:21am
Racine Journal Times. Health officials, 10 state mayors urge cancellation of in-person voting on Tuesday.
4:46am
Reuters. Citing coronavirus, Wisconsin mayors urge postponement of Tuesday's election.
4:00am
Politico. Wisconsin mayors implore top health official to 'step up' and shut down primary.

Economy/Business

3:54pm
DWD. Launches new links in Spanish and Hmong related DWD COVID-19 information.
2:31pm
DATCP Interim Sec. Romanski. Be there for farmers; they are always there for you.
2:24pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Announces new dates for 78th Annual Conference.
1:53pm
Coalition of Construction Groups. Memo on commitment to construction as essential in Wisconsin.
11:58am
Wisconsin Hemp Alliance, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Hemp Farmers and Manufacturers Association. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding hemp and hemp products.
9:07am
Allstate. Providing more than $600 million to auto insurance customers amid pandemic.
3:55am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County increases funding for Small Business Pandemic Support Grant Program to $800,000 following overwhelming community interest.
3:45am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Secures coronavirus relief for religious nonprofits and religious organizations.

2:15pm
Reuters. U.S. consumers fear for jobs, debt payments due to coronavirus: NY Fed survey.
11:18am
Charter Communications. Why Charter is raising our minimum wage to $20 an hour.
10:45am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Quad/Graphics cutting pay, suspending production at some facilities.
8:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Coronavirus virtually shuts down campuses, but bills keep coming for laid-off student workers.
8:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. While people stay at home due to coronavirus, tourism shifts online.
4:58am
La Crosse Tribune. Report: Revenue from sales, room taxes to take huge hit in La Crosse area counties.
3:06am
U.S. News & World Report. Cooperative offers stressed farmers incentive to quit.
2:59am
WISC. Sen. Baldwin, other Wisconsin leaders ask USDA to help dairy farmers.

Coronavirus

11:21am
Rep. Hesselbein. Invoke full authority of the Defense Production Act. Letter to President Trump.
10:41am
Sen. Wirch. Stores offer special shopping hours for vulnerable populations.
10:38am
DOJ. With Safer at Home order in effect, AG Kaul emphasizes importance of online safety.
5:12am
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin granted federal disaster declaration due to COVID-19 pandemic.
5:08am
Kewaunee County. Public Health Department confirms first COVID-19 case.
3:51am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard specimen collection team sent to senior living facility in Sheboygan.
3:33am
DMA. Here to help: Wisconsin National Guard service members support their own communities.

2:12pm
The Hill. U.S. hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths.
2:01pm
WSAW. DHS: Number of Wisconsin COVID-19 deaths at 77, 26K test negative.
1:10pm
Fox 11. Eight additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in Fond du Lac County.
10:23am
The Hill. Inspector General finds hospitals face 'severe' shortages of needed coronavirus supplies.
5:07am
NBC 26. Kewaunee Co. has first confirmed case of coronavirus.
3:53am
WFRV. First confirmed case of coronavirus in Waushara Co.
3:47am
AP. U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic.
3:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin governor denies Republicans' request to allow in-person Easter and Passover services during coronavirus pandemic.
3:15am
WJFW. Gov. Evers; Wisconsin granted federal disaster declaration due to COVID-19 pandemic.
3:14am
WAOW. Wisconsin National Guard sent to help Sheboygan senior living facility.
3:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: 2,267 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin.
3:05am
U.S. News & World Report. 2nd person dies in virus outbreak at Sheboygan nursing home.
3:02am
Reuters. Trump: 'Going to be a lot of death' in U.S. next week from coronavirus.
3:01am
The Hill. Testing struggles emerge as key hurdle to reopening country.
2:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. First Wisconsin prisoner tests positive for COVID-19, DOC says.
2:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County beaches close and playgrounds will be barricaded as state coronavirus deaths reach 50.
2:51am
AP. Trump admin tries to narrow stockpile's role for states.

Statewide

11:26am
Wisconsin Builders Association. April proclaimed as New Homes Month.
9:41am
PDPW. Launches The Dairy Signal.

Courts

3:46am
RPW. Statement upon filing appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.

3:01am
The Hill. Wisconsin Republicans say they will ask Supreme Court to block extended absentee voting.

Education

4:19pm
Marquette University. Nursing professor named Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing.
4:10pm
UW-Whitewater. Sweet 16 - marketers maintain historic run at the top.
4:09pm
UW-Whitewater. Online to provide quality education for adult distance learners.
2:29pm
UW-Eau Claire. Geology major Trevor Nelson named newest Goldwater Scholar.
11:35am
UW-Stout. Barnhart honored by American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
9:44am
Carthage College. Student awarded presitigious Goldwater Scholarship.
9:06am
UW-Eau Claire. Physics, astronomy faculty are ready for classes to resume online.

Congress

4:11pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces legislation to protect frontline workers against COVID-19.
12:05pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And bipartisan colleagues urge administration to ensure continuity of food supply by supporting farmers during coronavirus pandemic.

2:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's congressional delegation discusses CARES Act, possible fourth coronavirus bill.

Politics

4:30pm
DMA. More than 2,400 member mobilied to state active duty to serve as poll workers, if needed.
2:46pm
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against WMC and RSLC.
1:27pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway.
11:25am
RPW. Jill Karofsky refuses to turn over public records.
10:42am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Group behind Marsy's Law referendum spent $3.3M+ on media.
10:14am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Top 10 things voters should knonw before heading to the polls on April 7.
4:20am
Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson. Coordinates with National Guard deployment for Spring Primary General Election.
4:08am
Katzenmeyer for 15th Assembly. Amid coronavirus pandemic, Republican legislators shut down protections for voters.
3:50am
Wisconsin Counties Association. Statement on April 7 election.
3:44am
City of Madison. Engineering crews design, build, install barriers at election polls.
3:32am
Right Wisconsin. Delay the election now.

10:11am
Kenosha News. Incumbent Lisa Neubauer faces Waukesha County Judge paul Bugenhagen in Appeals Court race.
10:10am
U.S. News & World Report. Court hopefuls push through coronavirus to election day.
10:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'It's madness.' Wisconsin's election amid coronavirus sparks anger.
9:59am
The Guardian. 'Over our heads in chaos': Wisconsin on edge of election fiasco amid pandemic.
4:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Vos claims Milwaukee is not looking for election solution; top election official invites him to work in city's 'hot spots.'
4:49am
Washington Post. Wisconsin legislature comes under fire for 'unconscionable' decision to hold primary amid coronavirus pandemic.
3:36am
WISN. UPFRONT recap: Wisconsin leaders split on going ahead with primary election.
3:29am
WISN. 'There will be more deaths,' as result of in-person voting, county executive predicts.
3:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Nearly half of absentee ballots issued by city have been returned.
3:25am
WKOW. 'It puts people in a really tenuous spot,' disability advocates call for lawmakers to delay election.
3:21am
Janesville Gazette. Whitewater goes down to one polling place for Tuesday's election.
3:15am
WTMJ. Officials prepare for lines at the polls Tuesday despite COVID-19 concerns.
3:12am
Fox 11. Tuesday election changes and what it means for local clerks.
3:09am
Politico. Wisconsin's primary to go forward Tuesday even as coronavirus all but shutters the U.S.
3:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin infectious diseases expert: Allowing in-person voting Tuesday 'just seems really irresponsible.'
3:03am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin limps toward Tuesday election despite virus fears.
2:57am
Courthouse News Service. Wisconsin judge files defamation case over political TV ads.
2:52am
Politico. 'It is terrifying': Wisconsin leaders warn of coronavirus disaster with Tuesday's vote.

Saturday April 4, 2020

Courts

4:25am
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Statement on 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling.

4:56am
The Hill. Federal appeals court refuses to block extension of Wisconsin absentee voting.
4:30am
NBC 15. Appeals court refuses to block extended voting in Wisconsin.

Friday April 3, 2020

Governor

5:13pm
Rep. Shankland. Urges colleagues to convene, move to all-mail election to protect the public health.
4:42pm
Rep. Taylor. Urges Republicans to act quickly on governor's special sesson on mail election.
4:07pm
Sen. Shilling, Rep. Hintz. Democratic leaders statement on election safety.
4:06pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Conservation Notice of the Week.
4:04pm
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. (Updated) Statement: Special session call.
3:00pm
Rep. Vining. "We must act now to protect Wisconsin lives & elections."
2:57pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Applauds Evers' call to stop in-person voting.
2:36pm
Rep. Neubauer. Supports call for special session on election and COVID-19.
2:24pm
Sen. Larson. Supports delay of April 7th election.
1:17pm
Gov. Evers. Calls for special session on spring election. Executive Order #73.

3:12pm
The Hill. Wisconsin governor urges legislature to allow all-mail primary in May.
2:50pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers calls in Legislature on Saturday to enact all mail-in spring election.
1:20pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers calls lawmakers into session days before election to stop in-person voting.

Legislative

4:03pm
Sen. Feyen, Rep. Thiesfeldt. React to the passing of Lt. Col. James "Maggie" Megellas.
1:12pm
Sen. Smith. Repeal the one week waiting period.
11:51am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls on state Legislature to eliminate waiting period for laid-off workers needing unemployment assistance in Wisconsin.
11:28am
Sen. Ringhand. Thanks Senator Shilling for her leadership and service.

3:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate Democratic leader Jennifer Shilling is leaving her seat in latest high-profile departure in Wisconsin Legislature.
2:53am
Racine Journal Times. Neubauer calls for immediate convening of Legislature; Republicans want to move slowly.

State Agencies

3:01pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Mega Millions to adjust jackpot amount, eliminate minimum jackpot increases.
1:57pm
DNR. Offers environmental compliance roadmap.
11:26am
DOT. Spring Thaw and Class II road restrictions end Saturday for southern Wisconsin.
3:28am
Wisconsin Lottery. Powerball update: Game sales and interest rates to determine advertised Powerball jackpot.

Economy/Business

4:13pm
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Businesses encouraged to apply quickly as Paycheck Protection Program kicks off.
3:40pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Why farmers are dumping milk  - and how consumers can help.
2:58pm
Wisconsin Dairy Alliance. COVID-19 crushing the dairy industry.
2:53pm
DATCP. And WEDC notify farmers of federal Paycheck Protection Program.
1:08pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads Wisconsin congressional delegation in calling on USDA to take action to support Wisconsin dairy farmers amid COVID-19 crisis.
9:43am
DFI. Issues emergency guidance on annual meeting requirements.
9:32am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Oversupply management needed as dairy farmers face dire price drops.
9:27am
WMC. Releases COVID-19 employer toolkit.
3:30am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Statement on COVID-19 impact on Wisconsin dairy farmers.

4:09pm
Midwest Farm Report. Ellsworth Coop Creamery offers their farms a plan to quit dairying or face dumping milk.
12:52pm
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. State ag officials warn that milk dumping could harm the environment as dairy crisis deepens.
12:04pm
CNBC. Small businesses have 'a million questions' about paycheck relief loan as applications come due.
10:11am
Reuters. U.S. dairy farmers dump milk as pandemic upends food markets. 
7:35am
CNBC. U.S. payrolls drop 701,000 in March, the first jobs decline since 2010.
4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Dairy groups urge aid for farmers forced to dump milk due to declining demand.
3:56am
The Hill. Trump administration issues guidance scaling back paid leave requirement for small business employees.
3:31am
WISN. Dairy farmers continue dumping milk as they wait for USDA response.
3:22am
Politico. First stimulus payments expected to go out week of April 13.
3:21am
WSAW. Low prices, overproduction hurting dairy industry.
3:16am
WSAW. Marathon Co. nonessential stores asked to close; Stevens Point to issue cease and desist orders.
3:15am
Fox 6. 'It's been positive:' Police in 5 cities respond to complaints of nonessential businesses still open.
3:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Center District Board approves $420M expansion of Milwaukee event center.
3:02am
WSAW. Department of Workforce Development answers questions north central Wisconsinites have not been getting answered.
3:02am
Kenosha News. Jobless claims soar; locals at mercy of overwhelmed system.
2:54am
Eagle Herald Extra. Shipyard reacts to virus rumors.
2:53am
WISC. 'I called and called and called': Those seeking unemployment benefits frustrated at office, more help to come.

Coronavirus

4:31pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Statement.
3:02pm
DHS. Governor Evers announces Resilient Wisconsin.
2:55pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Hickey. Calls for personal protective equipment as every worker's right.
2:19pm
Sen. Wirch. Sharing the latest news you can use.
11:30am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Issues executive order to suspend some public transit route trips.
3:52am
Milwaukee County. And local officials request support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
3:51am
Wisconsin Apartment Association. Wisconsin housing providers form COVID-19 Task Force to assist residents and owners.
3:46am
DNR. Under Safer at Home order, call wildlife rehabilitators in advance.

4:33pm
Racine Journal Times. Health officials say virus has reached every Walworth County community.
3:55pm
WFRV. Fond du Lac County advises tourists not to travel to area.
3:33pm
WTMJ. Milwaukee County now has more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19.
2:01pm
WBAY. The latest: 1,916 positive COVID-19 cases, 37 deaths in Wisconsin.
3:47am
Reuters. Americans urged to wear masks outside as coronavirus pandemic worsens.
3:44am
USA Today. 'The pandemic is like a punch in the mouth': Medicaid faces new challenges amid U.S. coronavirus outbreak.
3:25am
WJFW. Aspirus, Marshfield Clinic leaders: equipment shortages delay broad coronavirus testing.
3:17am
Chippewa Herald. Dunn County golf course allowing members to play despite Gov. Tony Evers' order.
3:06am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Why aren't you seeing how many Wisconsin residents recovered from coronavirus? Because 'it would be a guess,' state says.
3:05am
Fox 11. WSGA hopes proposal of 'pretty extreme safety measures' can open up Wisconsin courses.

Courts

3:43am
Gov. Evers. Statement on Judge Conley's order regarding upcoming April 7 election.
3:37am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Statement on U.S. District Judge Conley's ruling.
3:27am
RPW. Statement in response to federal court decision.
3:26am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement regarding federal court ruling on Wisconsin elections.

11:52am
AP. Judge says no Wisconsin election returns until April 13.
4:10am
Politico. Wisconsin Democrats apoplectic over governor's handling of Tuesday primary.
4:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. 'Ill-advised' election to go on, judge says, but some absentee ballot rules rolled back.
3:04am
The Hill. Federal judge refuses to postpone next week's Wisconsin primary.
2:58am
NBC News. Judge won't delay next week's Wisconsin primary over coronavirus concerns.
2:56am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Wisconsin's election is still April 7, but a federal judge has extended the deadline for absentee votes to be counted.

Education

12:42pm
UW-Madison. Publishing and printing team makes face shields to protect UW Hospital workers.
11:57am
UW-Milwaukee. Creates faculty experts list to help media with coronavirus coverage.
11:53am
UW-Stevens Point. To host virtual listening sessions for new chancellor search.
11:32am
UW-Stout. Flu pandemic century ago came in waves, canceling events, history shows.
11:32am
UW-Eau Claire. Construction begins on Flesch Family Welcome Center.
10:01am
UW-Madison. Chilling concussed cells shows promise for full recovery. 
10:00am
Lakeland University. Lands $35.4 million loan to fund significant residence hall project. 
9:33am
UW-River Falls. New environmental engineering program approved.

2:04pm
Cap Times. UW regets approve changes to require student punishments for disrupting free speech.
9:53am
WUWM. MPS referendum even more needed amid COVID-19 crisis, advocates say. 
4:34am
Baraboo News Republic. Baraboo School Board guarantees staff pay through May 1.
4:04am
Cap Times. President Cross updates Board of Regents on COVID-19 emergency, 'significant financial cost.'

Local

4:22pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Reaching out and helping others.
12:37pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Demand letter: Sheriff, school administrator used COVID crisis to violate First Amendment.

10:03am
KBJR6. Ashland: 7.1 million gallons of sewage overflows into Lake Superior. 

Congress

2:22pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Leads 39 of his colleagues to urge Small Business Administration to ensure religious organizations and religious nonprofits are eligble for coronavirus emergency assistance.
9:26am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports legislative fix that would provide direct relief payments to families with older children and adult dependents.

9:50am
Politico. Senators clashed over Hunter Biden probe in classified briefing. 

Politics

4:12pm
American Bridge. Direct-to-voter, digital campaigns slam Trump for failed coronavirus response.
3:52pm
Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. Sending Milwaukee to the polls has never been this frightening.
2:21pm
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. Statement on federal judge's ruling.
1:14pm
Racine Mayor Mason. City of Racine prepares for drive-up curbside voting on Election Day.
12:41pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Shannon Maier.
11:31am
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Lawsuit demands baseless ads be pulled.
11:21am
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation urge support for crime victims' constitutional amendment.
10:04am
Sen. Marklein. Column: The election and COVID-19. 
9:24am
Kind for 3rd Congress. Endorses former Vice President Joe Biden for president.
9:22am
Voces de la Frontera Action. Assists over 1,200 absentee voters; will keep working through new deadline.

3:34pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee officials announce five voting centers to be open Tuesday for in-person voting.
11:59am
Politico. 'A lot has changed': Bernie's Wisconsin stronghold breaks hard for Biden.
4:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'This is a mess': Wisconsin election officials say absentee ballot deadline extension could throw off results.
3:40am
WKOW. Clerks work to put on safe elections despite few poll workers and coronavirus concerns.
3:14am
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. Election will go on, record number of absentee ballots already submitted in Dodge County.
3:00am
Wisconsin State Journal. Deadline to request absentee ballots is 5 p.m. Friday; these videos walk you through the process.
2:59am
New York Times. 'I'm scared': Wisconsin election puts poll workers at risk of virus.
2:58am
WKOW. Clerk resigns in protest of election not being postponed, citing safety concerns.

Thursday April 2, 2020

Governor

4:46am
Daily Reporter. Evers' second COVID-19 proposal would cover overruns from job site closings.

Legislative

4:41pm
Sen. Bewley. Statement on Senator Shilling's announcement.
4:25pm
Sen. Carpenter. Calls for Legislature to convene.
4:22pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Statement on Senator Jennifer Shilling's announcement.
3:49pm
Rep. Subeck. Legislature must act to address COVID-19.
3:38pm
Rep. Neubauer. Calls for legislative action on COVID-19.
3:23pm
Speaker Vos. Senator Shilling announces retirement.
3:22pm
Rep. Vining. Urges legislative action in response to COVID-19.
3:18pm
Rep. Kolste. Calls for legislative action to address COVID-19.
3:15pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement: Thank you Senator Shilling.
3:12pm
Rep. Hintz. (Updated) Statement on Senator Jennifer Shilling announcement not to seek re-election.
2:17pm
Rep. Emerson. Wisconsin can't wait to address COVID-19.
1:42pm
Rep. Billings. Statement on Senator Shilling's 20 years of service.
1:02pm
Sen. Shilling. Will not seek re-election.
12:16pm
Sen. Hansen. Calls for Legislature to meet to address COVID-19.
11:01am
Rep. Taylor. And legislative Democrats uge GOP leaders to immediately take up COVID-19 relief legislation.
10:49am
Survival Coalition. Letter to Gov. Evers, legislative leadership regarding expediting Wisconsin's 1135, Appendix K waiver requests to CMS.
10:47am
Speaker Vos. Releases GOP weekly radio address.
10:44am
Senate and Assembly Democrats. Letter to Speaker Vos, Sen. Fitzgerald calling for legislative action on COVID-19.
9:59am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Letter to Gov. Evers, legislative leadership regarding COVID-19 response.

1:49pm
La Crosse Tribune. State Sen. Jennifer Shilling will not seek another term after two decades in office.
11:27am
Cap Times. Wisocnsin Republicans urge state health officials to temporarily close abortion clinics.
8:39am
Cap Times. Madison Sen. Fred Risser looking to spend more time with family after leaving Legislature.
3:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers, GOP leaders, signal movement toward state COVID-19 legislation.
3:32am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Republicans: COVID-19 package in progress, unclear when action will come.

State Agencies

4:00pm
DWD. Announces new Deputy Secretary: Robert Cherry, Jr.
3:50pm
DNR. State seedling orders suspended.
3:11pm
OCI. Bulletin: Corporate governance annual disclosure.
10:02am
DATCP. Online exam available for temporary pesiticide applicator certification.

Economy/Business

3:05pm
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Unemployment Law Update.
12:51pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Bankers advise patience as the Paycheck Protection Program launches.
12:11pm
Sen. Wirch. Helping small businesses survive coronavirus shutdowns.
10:06am
AFSCME Wisconsin. Statement on Milwaukee Center for Independence contract violations.
8:07am
WEC Energy Group. Announces leadership appointments.
4:13am
Various Dairy Groups. Call on USDA to expedite emergency assistance during COVID-19 crisis. Letter to USDA Sec. Perdue.
4:07am
Boardman & Clark. IRS clarifies documentation required for FFCRA leave and limitations on caretaker leave.

2:03pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Center's $420 million expansion gets board approval despite concerns about its financing plan.
12:04pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Last two weeks of unemployment claims nearly equal worst 6-week period in 2009.
10:30am
AP. A record 10 million sought U.S. jobless aid in past 2 weeks.
10:28am
Center Square. Wisconsin's largest business group: State shutdown must end sooner rather than later.
7:37am
CNBC. U.S. weekly jobless claims double to 6.6 million.
4:15am
Reuters. Exclusive: Top U.S. banks may shun small-business rescue plan on liability worries - sources.
4:10am
WKOW. Owners struggle to support staff through unemployment while keeping businesses afloat.
4:10am
WISC. Van Galder Bus Company suspends all services beginning Friday.
3:49am
Lake Geneva Regional News. Faced with an oversupply, dairy farmers start to dump milk.
3:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin farmers forced to dump milk as coronavirus slams a fragile dairy economy.
3:40am
Janesville Gazette. Janesville police shutting down 'nonessential' businesses under state COVID-19 rules.
3:40am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Hudson Business Lounge has closed for good.
3:38am
Appleton Post Crescent. Three craft and fabric stores and several CBD shops closed by Grand Chute police.
3:35am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Wisconsin police close craft stores, CBD shops as essential vs. non-essential business debate continues.
3:27am
WTMJ. Wisconsin unemployment rate could hit record high in the next week, economist says.
3:26am
Beloit Daily News. Amazon to open massive Beloit facility in 2020.

Coronavirus

4:00pm
Badger Institute. Telemedicine to the rescue.
3:37pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Urges Wisconsin sheriffs to protect public health and stop cooperating with ICE amid pandemic.
2:07pm
Various State Legislators. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding opening golf courses.
11:09am
UW-Madison. And FluGen, Bharat Biotech to develop CoroFlu, a coronavirus vaccine.
10:55am
Gov. Evers. Delivers Weekly Democratic Radio Address on Wisconsin values during COVID-19.
10:03am
DHS. Wisconsin encourages patients and providers to use telehealth options for health care visits during COVID-19 public health emergency.
8:41am
AG Kaul. Speaks out against recent acts of discrimination targeting members of the Asian-American community.
8:11am
Various State Legislators. Letter to DHS Sec.-designee Palm regarding COVID-19 response.
4:25am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard to assist with polling station staffing, other missions.
4:23am
DMA. Fighting rumors and misinformation-here's what you need to know about the Wisconsin National Guard's role in the COVID-19 response.
4:20am
DMA. Wisconsin's adjutant general discusses the role of the Wisconsin National Guard in the state's COVID-19 response.

2:10pm
AP. The Latest: Wisconsin COVID-19 cases grow to 1,730.
12:00pm
The Hill. Governors win high marks for coronavirus response, outpacing Trump.
8:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Doctor group: 'This is unprecedented time in health care.'
5:04am
La Crosse Tribune. As COVID-19 increases, guidance on public use of masks may be shifting.
4:54am
Racine Journal Times. Racine County count up to 36; Waukesha County reports first death.
4:48am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan County announces first death from coronavirus.
4:37am
USA Today. More than 1,000 in U.S. die in a single day from coronavirus, doubling the worst daily death toll of the flu.
4:33am
The Hill. Coronavirus creates emergency in nursing homes.
4:18am
Fox 6. 5 more deaths due to COVID-19 in Milwaukee County bring total to 16; 34 statewide.
4:08am
NBC 26. Confirmed COVID-19 deaths in the United states now exceeds 5,000.
4:03am
WFRV. Oconto Co. declares Travel Advisory for residents.
3:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin sees largest single-day jump in confirmed COVID-19 cases as doubts grow for 2020 DNC in Milwaukee.
3:54am
Fox 6. Wisconsin health care workers worry limited access to paid leave will allow COVID-19 to spread.
3:46am
AP. Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states.
3:34am
Wisconsin Watch. 'You've been served': Wisconsin hospitals sue patients over debt - even during pandemic.
3:17am
Fox 6. DHS: 25% of Wisconsin COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized.
3:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Deaths from coronavirus in Wisconsin tend to be older men with underlying health issues.

Statewide

2:05pm
Disability Service Provider Network. Elects new CEO.

Courts

4:43pm
Racine Mayor Mason. Statement on Judge William Conley's elections ruling.
3:52pm
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin. DNC v. Bostelmann - Opinion and order.
4:26am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Reacts to Evers' statement on April 7 election.
4:24am
Gov. Evers. Statement on upcoming April 7 election.

3:41pm
AP. Judge won't delay Wisconsin election but extends voting.
3:53am
The Hill. Milwaukee mayor says he hopes people don't go to polls during coronavirus pandemic.
3:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Judge: Election amid pandemic 'on the hands' of Legislature, governor.
3:45am
The Hill. Judge slams Wisconsin governor, lawmakers for not delaying election amid coronavirus outbreak.
3:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal judge blisters Gov. Tony Evers and GOP lawmakers for not delaying Wisconsin's election.
3:43am
U.S. News & World Report. Federal judge signals he won't postpone Wisconsin election.
3:42am
LA Times. Coronavirus turned the 2020 presidential race upside down, but not in Wisconsin.
3:32am
Bloomberg. Wisconsin governor asks judge to mandate mail-in voting.
3:25am
Politico. Wisconsin Dems split with governor, support postponing Tuesday elections.
3:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Conservative justices decry civil trial suspensions in commitment, parental rights cases.

Education

1:42pm
UW System. Michael Alexander named new chancellor of UW-Green Bay.
10:08am
UW-Milwaukee. Donates protective gear to local health care facilities.
9:32am
UW-Madison. Shifts summer term to online only, extends scholarship deadlines.

10:37am
AP. Coronavirus outbreak could affect UW's fall semseter.
3:31am
Fox 6. 'Could last into graduation and beyond:' As schools close for the rest of year, MPS evaluates options.
3:29am
Appleton Post Crescent. How long will Wisconsin schools remain shut down because of COVID-19? At least another month, maybe longer.
3:25am
WEAU. UW System launching new EApp electronic application.

Local

2:00pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on FDA announcing updated blood donation policy.
12:12pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement on rejecting racism in our community.
12:03pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Names new director of Alliant Energy Center.
9:06am
Kewaunee County. Emergency Order #4: Teleconference or videoconference at meetings.

Congress

4:05am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Statement on return of Janesville native previously stuck in Peru.

Politics

4:15pm
Driscoll for 76th Assembly. Announces candidacy.
3:40pm
Rummel for 76th Assembly. Announces bid.
3:17pm
Zimdars for 41st Assembly. Announces bid.
1:45pm
Barber for 41st Assembly. To host virtual town hall.
12:09pm
Bugenhagen for District II Court of Appeals. Waukesha Circuit Court Judge Brad Schimel, District Attorney Sue Opper endorse.
11:54am
RPW. ICYMI: Karofsky earns backing of Socialist Bernie Sanders.
10:01am
Leg. Council. "Marsy's Law": The proposed crime victims' rights constitutional amendment.
9:55am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Charlie Wetzel.
9:37am
RPW. ICYMI: Karofsky's hypocrisy grows after Democrats throw $1.3 million behind her campaign.
8:12am
Madison City Clerk. Polling place listing for April 7.

11:58am
Politico. Democrats postponse presidential convention until August 17.
11:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2020 DNC in Milwaukee pushed back to week of August 17 in response to coronavirus pandemic.
5:03am
Beloit Daily News. Beloit consolidates all polling places to City Hall for April 7 election.
4:40am
WISC. Former Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl endorses Joe Biden.
4:02am
WBAY. Neenah, De Pere consolidate polling locations due to coronavirus.
3:56am
WUWM. April 7 poll worker shortage worries some Wisconsin Election Commissioners.
3:55am
NBC 15. Madison starts combining polling places; Beloit cuts all but one location.
3:33am
Green Bay Press Gazette. 'Nightmare': Clerks working overtime, but some Wisconsin voters may not get ballots in time.

Wednesday April 1, 2020

Governor

2:21pm
Gov. Evers. Announces second package of comprehensive legilslative proposals providing COVID-19 relief and support.

Legislative

4:52pm
Sen. Ringhand. Waive the waiting period for unemployment insurance.
1:25pm
LFB. State funding under Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
1:23pm
Sen. Feyen. Statement on COVID-19 legislative action.
11:10am
Bell Ambulance. Memo to Gov. Evers, Legislature regarding federal stimulus funds.
4:04am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Elections Commission fails to investigate clear violations by county clerks.
3:50am
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on Cesar Chavez Day.

1:35pm
Fox 6. Wisconsin Republicans support waiving unemployment waiting period.
3:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin health officials warn lawmakers of surging Medicaid costs caused by coronavirus outbreak.

State Agencies

3:20pm
DNR. Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approves 2020 migratory bird hunting season framework and regulations.
2:16pm
DATCP. Advocates for dairy industry amid milk disposal concerns. Letter to USDA Sec. Perdue.
12:26pm
WHEDA. Today is Census Day.
8:12am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter April 2020.

Economy/Business

2:24pm
Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative. Takes action to help employers.
2:12pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County, Dane Buy Local partner to launch $250,000 Small Business Pandemic Support Grant Program.
1:53pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Meets with local bankers to promote cooperative efforts that address local economic challenges.
12:50pm
Kewaunee County. Temporarily suspends payments owed to revolving loan fund. Order.
12:48pm
Racine Mayor Mason. City of Racine deploys relief to support small businesses.
12:27pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Wisconsin small businesses can start applying for new SBA loans to help during coronvirus pandemic on April 3.
12:21pm
DWD. February local employment and unemployment data released.
11:07am
T-Mobile. Completes merger with Sprint to create the new T-Mobile.
9:02am
Tavern League of Wisconsin. C.H.E.E.R.S. Wisconsin.

1:45pm
Reuters. U.S. manufacturing contracts; private payrolls post first drop since 2017.
1:34pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Tavern lobby asks lawmakers to allow bars to deliver alcohol to homes during coronavirus shutdown.
1:30pm
Cap Times. Until further notice: Madison businesses struggle to deal with the coronavirus fallout.
8:16am
Reuters. U.S. small businesses wait impatiently for government aid that could be slow to come.
8:14am
Daily Reporter. Survey suggests pandemic draining vigor from Midwest economy.
4:33am
Fox 6. Tourism-dependent counties in Wisconsin hard hit by coronavirus. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
3:56am
WQOW. Pandemic hurting Eau Claire tourism industry.
3:42am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Wisconsin Center District could lose millions if DNC is canceled or shortened, CEO says.
3:34am
Wisconsin Dells Events. Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells postpones reopening to May.
3:25am
WAOW. Wisconsin dairy farmers feel the impact of COVID-19 restrictions.
3:21am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Wisconsin real estate industry adopts virtual viewings, cleaning protocols to reduce contact as market stays strong.
3:15am
CBS News. Millions wait for jobless pay as state agencies overwhelmed by claims.
3:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Unemployment agency tallies 160 calls per second; phone lines overwhelmed; DWD asks that jobless claims be submitted online.
3:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsinites in limbo as state unemployment system overwhelmed.

Coronavirus

2:41pm
OCI. Commissioner urges Wisconsinites to watch out for COVID-19 insurance scams.
1:33pm
DSPS. Releases PPE training modules for police, wastewater works and other public sector employees.
12:20pm
Badger Institute. Analysis: Governor, courts shift virus risks, responsibilities onto county jails.
10:27am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Paycheck protection program: Beware scammers claiming easy access to money.
10:25am
Sen. Smith. Column: Stay Safer at Home.
8:12am
Crisis Preveniton Institute. As coronavirus axiety grows, public advised how to-descalate stressful situations.
8:09am
Rep. Dittrich. Calls on Evers, WI Department of Health for greater transparency.
4:01am
Kruger Family Industries, Trienda. And Penda collaborate to address urgent hospital bed shortage due to COVID-19 pandemic.
3:54am
Gov. Evers. Announces additional shipment of Personal Protective Equipment from the Strategic National Stockpile.

2:29pm
Fox 6. Largest 1-day case increase: 1,550 positive for COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 18K+ negative, 30 deaths.
1:58pm
Politico. Social distancing guidelines will likely be in place beyond April, surgeon general says.
1:54pm
WISC. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 surpass 1,500 in Wisconsin.
1:39pm
WTMJ. 14th coronavirus death in Milwaukee County.
10:21am
Poynter. Lee Enterprises announces pay cuts and furloughs.
3:55am
WKBT. Officials say reducing COVID-19 cases depends on community cooperation.
3:40am
WTMJ. 'I have to use the word when rather than if': Milwaukee officials warn of surge in coronavirus cases.
3:26am
Fox 6. Milwaukee County leads in COVID-19 deaths as governor requests emergency declaration.
3:24am
AP. Experts say virus could kill up to 240,000 Americans.
3:22am
CNBC. CDC says diabetes, lung disease, heart disease and smoking may increase risk of severe coronavirus illness.
3:21am
WSAW. Essential workers want central Wisconsin to stay home. Data suggests the public isn't listening.
3:18am
WBAY. Wisconsin opening voluntary COVID-19 isolation centers in Green Bay, Oshkosh.
3:17am
Kenosha News. Wisconsin launches child care portal; providers warn crisis could 'decimate' strained system.
3:05am
WKOW. Two more Dane County deputies test positive or COVID-19.
3:00am
WSAW. Adams County asks visitors to stay home, announces camping changes.

Statewide

9:56am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. President Stephanie Bloomingdale named to Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Advisory Council on Agriculture, Small Business and Labor.

Courts

10:09am
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin. Lewis v. Knudson - amicus brief of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers.
3:49am
Speaker Vos. Unanimous decision on photo ID requirement for absentee voters.

10:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge signals he will expand voting but not delay Wisconsin's election amid coronavirus outbreak.
8:15am
U.S. News & World Report. Judge rules against conservative think tank in Evers lawsuit.
4:28am
Courthouse News Service. Wisconsin Supreme Court orders county clerk to follow absentee voter ID rules. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Education

3:57pm
UW-Platteville. Shop staff creates face shields for area health care workers.
3:56pm
UW-Platteville. Pioneers answer the call for help.
3:47pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Statement on false rumor about students needing to repeat school year.
2:41pm
UW-Stout. Club management student group named national chapter of the year.
12:24pm
UW System. To launch new EApp electronic application.
3:43am
DPI Supt. Stanford Taylor. During trying times, Wisconsin's libraries continue providing.

2:56am
RiverTowns. UWRF, CVTC join the fight against the new coronavirus.
2:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State schools superintendent: Closing indefinitely is uncharted territory for K-12 schools.

Local

12:14pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement on transportation in regards to COVID-19.
4:05am
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Calls council vote on F-35A opposition "tone-deaf."

Congress

3:18pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Senate colleagues call for social security recipients to get CARES Act direct cash assistance without having to file tax return.
1:27pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Blasts Trump for blocking millions of Americans from accessing affordable health insurance amid pandemic.

3:04am
The Hill. Wisconsin Republican says U.S. must not rely on China for critical supplies.
2:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. (Audio) Baldwin discusses federal coronavirus stimulus package.

Politics

3:55pm
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Justice Ann Walsh Bradley endorses.
1:28pm
RPW. ICYMI: Jill Karofsky's campaign is built on a dangerous lie.
12:23pm
Priorities USA Action. Extends and expands ad buy, launches Biden vs. Trump contrast ads.
12:18pm
Marquette University. New Marquette Law School poll finds strong support for coronavirus closings, even as it shows substantial economic impact.
12:16pm
Bugenhagen for District II Court of Appeals. Statement on Neubauer's misleading ads.
11:11am
Wisconsin Voices. An urgent call to uphold values of access, safety, and equity.
10:04am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Absentee ballot requests for April 7 exceed 1 million.
9:00am
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Marsy's Law creates unfunded government mandates that jeopardize constitutional rights.
8:57am
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Call on Judge Neubauer to retract ad attacking opponent for work defending those charged with crimes.
8:10am
Roys for 26th Senate. More local leaders endorse.
4:07am
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Ethics complaint filed against WMC and RSLC over "Pants on Fire" ad.

2:28pm
The Hill. Majority of Wisconsin voters don't think Democratic convention should go on as planned: poll.
2:26pm
NBC News. Wisconsin, facing heavy criticism, plans Tuesday primary despite coronavirus.
1:42pm
Fox 11. Poll: Wisconsin voters concerned about coronavirus, support containment measures.
1:30pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Marquette poll shows 9% unemployment, support for COVID-19 measures.
9:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Evers to use National Guard members to work the polls amid massive shortage of workers.
8:13am
Washington Post. Wisconsin goes it alone, holding elections next week amid fears of infection and voting chaos.
4:26am
EagleHerald Extra. Virus shifts Nygren's political plans.
3:59am
WISN. Milwaukee will consolidate polling locations to fewer than 12.
3:52am
WEAU. Marsy's Law amendment on the ballot in Wisconsin.
3:36am
Politico. Biden: Difficult to imagine having Democratic convention as scheduled.
3:35am
Fox 6. 'Apply the law as it exists:' FOX6 News talks with Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Dan Kelly.
3:13am
Politico. Coronavirus crashes the Wisconsin primary.
2:57am
Wisconsin State Journal. Biden endorses pair of Wisconsin school referendums.
2:52am
Cap Times. Wisconsin municipalities report significant poll workers shortages for April 7 election. WSAW.
2:51am
Stevens Point Journal. Lack of poll workers across Wisconsin, flood of absentee ballots spark fears votes will go uncounted.

 

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