Friday May 31, 2013 - Updated 4:54pm

Governor

4:18pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Haas. Statement on the signing of AB-85.
3:12pm
Milwaukee County Board Chair Dimitrijevic. Statement regarding the signing of AB-85.
2:54pm
Gov. Walker. Signs bill giving Milwaukee County voters a voice in reforming government. Sen. Taylor.

5:32am
WMTV. Walker to sign bill targeting Milwaukee board.

Budget

4:37pm
Reps. Pope, Clark. Backroom deal on voucher expansion unacceptable for Wisconsin students.
1:53pm
Rep. Richards. To Republicans: Stop the bickering and start standing up for the middle class and our schools.
1:45pm
Wisconsin Aging Network. Advocates applaud JFC budget action for senior programs.
12:53pm
Parents for Public Schools. Controversial JFC plan will expand vouchers statewide; throw 'bread-crumbs' to public schools.
9:08am
Survival Coalition. Thanks Joint Finance for transit/paratransit increase.
8:52am
United Wisconsin. Rumored GOP compromise proposal on private school voucher expansion still a loser for education in Wisconsin.
4:13am
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. Voucher expansion, school aid deal would increase school tax.
4:10am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Statement on reducing bonding.
4:08am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Statement on voucher expansion deal.

4:54pm
Wisconsin State Journal. School voucher deal 'pretty close,' Scott Walker says.
2:12pm
Wisconsin Radio Network. Ellis: Everyone thought we had a voucher deal.
1:52pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker said to handshake on statewide voucher plan.
4:48am
Stevens Point Journal. Editorial: Vote might keep Skyward Inc. here.
4:37am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Don't loosen rules on selling assets.
4:36am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Local school leaders pan GOP plan to expand vouchers statewide.
4:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Group of Republican lawmakers oppose current budget.
4:22am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Finance committee to vote soon on Walker Medicaid plan.

Legislative

3:28pm
Sens. Grothman, Tiffany, Gudex. Statement on tax reform package.
2:32pm
Americans for Prosperity. Supports 21st century tax code.
12:46pm
One Wisconsin Now. Protect Wisconsin Elections Coalition exposes omnibus assault on voting in Wisconsin.
10:59am
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. Questions Senator Lazich's commitment to local control.
10:44am
Rep. Ballweg. Column: Mental health awareness.
9:39am
Wired Wisconsin. Supports bipartisan digital privacy bill.

4:46am
Capital Times. Six reasons the latest GOP state income tax cut is seen as a bad idea.
4:17am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Domestic violence bills advance out of panels.

State Agencies

3:09pm
DNR. Revised 2012 impaired waters list open for public comments.
12:54pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings June 2-8.
12:03pm
DWD. Meetings and hearings June 3-7.
11:17am
DOT. Roadcheck program strives to prevent large-truck crashes.
10:34am
DATCP. Traveling construction crews take advantage of warm weather, Wisconsin consumers.
9:53am
WMC. Encouraged by mine testing permit approval.
9:41am
DNR. Public invited to June 8 Deer Trustee Report meeting, Kroll to attend.
9:35am
DSPS. Meetings June 3-7.
8:56am
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. To meet at Black Hawk Unit.

4:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin allows Gogebic mining to do exploratory drilling.

Economy/Business

11:57am
DPW. More bad jobs news: Wisconsin's six-month economic forecast ranks 49th in the nation.
8:08am
Xcel Energy. Asks for rate change in 2014.

5:19am
WBAY. General Aviation creates Wisconsin jobs and economic momentum. Appleton Post Crescent.
4:59am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Kewaukee Power Station layoffs start Friday.
4:29am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Study claims no 'skills gap' in state labor market.
4:27am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Ball Corp. laying off 72 iin Milwaukee.

Statewide

10:42am
Dairyland Power Cooperative. Earns "Golden Helmet" active commuting award.

5:34am
Reuters. Illinois Senate defeats sweeping pension reform bill.

Education

9:33am
Milwaukee Public Schools. Joint statement from MPS, MTEA.
8:06am
UW-Madison. Facebook profiles raise users' self-esteem and affect behavior.

2:02pm
Racine Journal Times. Few changes at Unified: Without negotiations, district handbook mimics expiring contracts.
1:54pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS Board approves teacher handbook to replace contract.

Local

3:14pm
Milwaukee Ald. Dudzik. Hypocrisy alive and well in the 8th District.
11:31am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
10:06am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Business moving from Milwaukee = wake up call. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:05am
St. Charles Youth & Family Services. $1 million grant to help Milwaukee's at-risk youth develop job skills, work experience.

4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin village, tribe clash over land tax exemption.

Congress

12:56pm
U.S. Rep. Petri. Responds to President's remarks on student loan interest rate.
12:48pm
One Wisconsin Now. President Obama calls for action to stop student loan interest rate hike.
4:03am
Voces de la Frontera. 18 Milwaukee residents stage street blockade at Senator Ron Johnson's Milwaukee office.

3:15pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ron Johnson says he backs bipartisan immigration reform but calls Senate bill flawed.
2:00pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Baldwin: Controversies not slowing legislative work.
5:49am
The Hill. Trustees report set to renew Medicare, Social Security reform debate.

Federal Agencies

10:39am
USA Today. Trustees: Medicare on sounder footing than last year.

Thursday May 30, 2013

Voter ID Case

4:29pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on today's attack on democracy.
4:27pm
One Wisconsin Now. Legal action continues to protect Wisconsin voter rights.
4:00pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Voter ID law held constitutional.
3:42pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on voter ID decision.
2:36pm
Rep. Taylor. To GOP: Put your Dom Perignon back on ice.
1:07pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on voter ID ruling.
12:26pm
Rep. Stone. Statement regarding the Court of Appeals decision.
12:24pm
Sen. Leibham. Photo ID law upheld by Court of Appeals.
11:59am
United Wisconsin. Statement on voter ID decision by 4th District Court of Appeals.
11:36am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network. Statement on voter ID ruling.
11:13am
Sen. Gudex. Reacts to Court of Appeals decision on voter ID.
10:56am
Sen. Lazich. Statement applauding court's ruling on voter ID.
10:30am
DPW. Statement on today's court ruling.
9:58am
Sen. Risser. Statement on voter ID decision.
9:37am
AG Van Hollen. Statement on District IV Court of Appeals decision in voter ID case.
9:35am
District IV Court of Appeals. League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network v. Scott Walker.

10:00am
Wisconsin State Journal. State appeals court rules voter photo ID constitutional. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Governor

2:41pm
Gov. Walker. Attends Southwest Technical College Gold Collar Certification Event.
9:52am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

Budget

5:10pm
Rep. Sargent. Bad news for Wisconsin public schools.
5:06pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Voucher expansion deal disappointing.
4:46pm
School Administrators Alliance. Disappointed in statewide voucher expansion.
4:45pm
Forward Institute. Statement on reported voucher "deal" and JFC.
4:04pm
Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. Memo: Thank you for increasing transit and paratransit funding.
3:55pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on capital budget cuts.
3:26pm
Sen. Shilling. Republicans cut funding for building projects, jeopardize construction jobs.
2:58pm
AFSCME. Surprise attack on unemployment compensation defies Wisconsin values.
2:01pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on the GOP voucher expansion plan.
1:32pm
Rep. Craig. 11 GOP Reps send letter sharing concerns on budget.
12:47pm
DPI Supt. Evers. Voucher expansion 'deal' a trojan horse.
12:04pm
UW-Stout Student Association. President and Vice-President response to JFC omnibus motion on UW System.
9:49am
Rep. Knudson. Budget committee hits pause on common core.
9:45am
Skyward. Statement on JFC multi-vendor resolution.
4:35am
Friends of the Central Sands. Wisconsin Legislature poised to take away citizens' rights to protect our water.
4:33am
Rep. Spiros. Statement regarding JFC's motion to eliminate funding for SSIS.
4:31am
State Bar of Wisconsin. Wisconsin Court System left with multimillion dollar funding gap.

2:19pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State superintendent: Voucher expansion plan is 'Trojan horse.'
2:13pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Infinite Campus head decries reversal on Skyward.
11:00am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Sources: School vouchers may expand statewide.
9:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republicans outline deal on school vouchers.
5:32am
WBAY. Sen. Ellis: What's Green Bay mayor's position on vouchers?
5:27am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Wait for test data before expanding vouchers.
5:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Budget delays implementation of common standards for schools. Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin State Journal.
5:17am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Mandatory ACT exam proposal advances.
5:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Budget panel shifts $8 million from weatherization to energy assistance.
5:04am
Stevens Point Journal. Budget committee delivers victory for Skyward.
4:37am
WQOW. Governor backs off on "city-specific" school voucher expansion.

Legislative

4:48pm
Sen. Hansen. Time for paid voucher supporters to stop lying about Green Bay's public schools.
3:57pm
Rep. Richards. Independent analysis confirms GOP flat tax plan is massive tax giveaway to the wealthy at the expense of middle-class taxpayers. 
3:07pm
Sen. Lassa, Rep. Barca. Introduce "Wisconsin Forward Jobs Fund."
2:29pm
United Wisconsin. Republican bill offers a right-wing laundry list of voter suppression anti-democracy, and anti-accountability measures.
12:38pm
Wisconsin Grassroots Groups. Follow-up open letter to Sen. Olsen and Rep. Kestell: Last week's hearing on Common Core State Standards.
11:52am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Conservatives continue attack on right to vote.
10:32am
Wisconsin Budget Project. New tax proposal overwhelmingly favors highest earners.
10:29am
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. Calls on legislators to reject latest attack on reproductive rights.
8:31am
Sen. Larson. Democratic weeky radio address.
4:29am
Rep. Taylor. GOP advances extreme social agenda.

5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Legislature should restore funding for land conservation program.
4:56am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. New venture capital bill takes away WEDC authority. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:52am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Editorial: Income tax cut plan deserves serious attention.
4:48am
Appleton Post Crescent. Advocacy groups speak on Wisconsin abortion bill.

State Agencies

4:50pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
4:04pm
DNR. Approves exploratory drilling application.
4:02pm
WEDC. Kohler Co. expanding power systems business in Wisconsin.
3:34pm
DOT. Potential for deer crashes will be high in June.
2:04pm
DOJ. Juneau County man sentenced to prison for possession of child pornography.
11:27am
DOT. Wisconsin 511 launches two new travel information tools.
11:01am
WEDC. Milwaukee Marketplace BID 32 area, Kenosha and Ladysmith and designated "Main Streets."
10:57am
DWD Sec. Newson. Appoints John Fandrich as Executive Assistant.
8:52am
DATCP. Register for Wisconsin Farm to School Summit.

Economy/Business

7:36am
Bureau of Economic Analysis. GDP, 1st quarter 2013 (second estimate).
7:34am
Dept. of Labor. Unemployment insurance weekly claims report.

6:08am
Wall Street Journal. How 3 small firms are coping with health law.

Statewide

12:08pm
MacIver Institute. More voters support Scott Walker's rejection of Obamacare Medicaid expansion.

5:23am
Wisconsin State JournalEditorial: Wisconsin should allow limited raw milk sales
5:20am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Just the facts? Not anymore.
4:59am
Milwaukee Business Journal. High-speed rail plan advances for route between Milwaukee and Twin Cities.
4:46am
Appleton Post Crescent. Like your health care policy? You may be losing it.

Education

4:06pm

Marquette University. Engineering professor honored for research excellence.

3:28pm
Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Green Bay. Co-sponsors "Opportunities in Franchising" event.
2:39pm
UW-River Falls. Continues to improve campus sustainability performance.
2:32pm
UW-Stout. Employee earns her degree, with assist from co-workers.
10:47am
UW-Madison. Study finds no "skills gap" in Wisconsin labor market.
10:40am
UW-Madison. Badgers vote for the "Moon" as the Red Shirt, Sixth Edition.
9:14am
UW-Stout. Golf enterprise program to benefit from state event.

Local

3:12pm
Dane County Sups. Dye, Wegleitner. County commission to tackle poverty.
2:03pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. And Gundersen Health System break ground on second Cow Power facility.
12:09pm
Milwaukee County Board Chair Dimitrijevic, Parks Committee Chair Broderick. Statement on the appointment of a new County Parks Director.
11:12am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Hires new Parks Director.
4:27am
Dane County Treasurer. Second installment of property taxes due.

5:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Band of Ojibwe begin occupation of Penokee Hills.

Congress

6:01am
The Hill. Vote for nuclear option in Senate would be extremely close.
5:56am
Reuters. U.S. House Republicans assail Eric Holder on leak testimony. New York Times.
4:28am
Baraboo News Republic. Congressman's constituents seeing green.

Federal Agencies

7:52am
Wisconsin Reporter. More trouble at IRS as audit finds misuse of credit cards.
5:50am
Reuters. Top U.S. tax breaks to cost $12 trillion over decade, benefit wealthy: CBO.

Politics

12:49pm
DPW. Announce San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as State Convention keynote speaker.

Wednesday May 29, 2013

Budget

4:42pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on JFC passage of extreme anti-worker policy.
3:58pm
Rep. Sinicki, Sen. Jauch. State budget committee launches sneak attack on unemployed workers.
3:54pm
River Alliance of Wisconsin. Lakes and rivers could be sucked dry ever faster.
3:49pm
Rep. Nygren. Joint Finance supports small businesses in Wisconsin.
3:48pm
Rep. Vruwink. Statement on Skyward budget motion.
3:35pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on JFC's passage of UI reforms.
3:33pm
Sen. Lassa, Rep. Shankland. JFC passes budget motion to defund single-vendor SSIS.
3:06pm
Sen. Lazich. Statement on approval of motion prohibiting implementation of single-vendor student information system.
2:55pm
Rep. Krug. Statement on JFC vote to protect central Wisconsin jobs at Skyward.
2:45pm
Midwest Envionmental Advocates. High-capacity well provision in budget threatens groundwater.
1:59pm
Sens. Grothman, Leibham, Petrowski. Push education tax credit.
12:31pm
Sen. Lasee. Two budget amendments successfully adopted.
11:57am
Rep. Krug. Petenwell phosphorus load study moving forward.
11:41am
Gov. Walker. Statement on JFC's unanimous support of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative.
10:52am
Clean Wisconsin. Groundwater policy in budget bill jeopardizes Wisconsin's water.
9:37am
Sen. Harris. New studies reinforce need to stop voucher expansion.
8:16am
League of Conservation Voters. Death by a thousand straws.
8:08am
United Wisconsin. Calls on JFC to reject any expansion of private school voucher program and redirect funds to public school aid.
8:04am
School Funding Reform for Wisconsin. Democrats' K-12 funding plan is a step towards restoring adequate funding for our public schools.
4:09am
Wisconsin Lakes. Calls for protection of citizens right to challenge high capacity well permits, removal of policy item from state budget.

1:28pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State taxpayers would spend $26 million to bolster unemployment fund.
1:14pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Creating charter school board hits roadblock.
1:10pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Proposal would cut benefits to unemployed.
11:43am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Retired teachers' double-dipping rules tightened again.
10:37am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Vote on voucher school plan likely delayed.
5:05am
WBAY. Proposal added to state budget makes crime "pay".
4:34am
Green Bay Press Gazette. School voucher talks 'at an impasse' with committee set to vote. Sheboygan Press.
4:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker disagrees with cuts to stewardship program.

Legislative

3:38pm
Sen. Cullen. Supports investment capital bill changes.
3:37pm
NFIB. Cheers Kooyenga tax reform to cut rates, streamline code. 
3:08pm
DPW. Scott Walker Republicans plan to blow up the deficit with another tax cut for the wealthy.
2:00pm
Rep. Steineke. Supports tax reform proposal.
1:45pm
Rep. Craig. Introduces bill to protect religious liberty.
1:44pm
Rep. Pasch. Statement on Assembly Public Health hearing.
1:40pm
Reps. Kuglitsch, Clark. Column: Time to get serious on venture capital.
1:23pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on revised venture capital proposal.
1:20pm
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. Statement on empty chair "hearing."
12:50pm
Sen. Farrow. Letter to UW President Reilly regarding WiscNet.
9:09am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Urges support for Sonya's Law.
9:07am
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Women's health opponents push agenda.
7:38am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network. Rushed policy-making spurns public input.
4:11am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Bad package of campaign finance and election "deforms" about to be unleashed on Wisconsin voters.
4:04am
Sen. Lazich. Statement applauding Rep. Kooyenga's tax reform bill.

1:30pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill would ease restrictions on utility-PSC discussions.
1:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bills restricting access to abortions and making them more costly get hearing.
4:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Remote-controlled aerial photo industry encountering political turbulence.
4:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. State lawmaker per diem claims for 2012.
4:29am
Green Bay Press Gazette. GOP lawmaker pushes new voter ID legislation to address court concerns. Wisconsin State Journal.
4:24am
Chippewa Herald. State could check and freeze private bank accounts to recover over payments to jobless, under proposed law.
4:18am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Tax cut would rise under GOP lawmaker's plan.
4:16am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Wisconsin police officers back underage drinking bill.

State Agencies

3:47pm
DFI. First-quarter net income up 21% at state-chartered banks.
3:04pm
National Governors Association. States to improve social well-being of children in foster care.
11:56am
DOT. Gov. Walker calls on state ag and transportation agencies to continue issuance of Ag Emergency Permits to assist farmers impacted by drought.
4:03am
DNR. Weekly news.

5:07am
WKBT. DOJ to close Superior field office.
4:54am
Wisconsin Reporter. Wisconsin eyes wide shut on personal pension data.

Economy/Business

8:14am
Institute for Wisconsin's Future. County-by-county details: How badly Wisconsin trails the nation in job-creation.

1:12pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Kohler Co. adding 300 jobs in southeastern Wisconsin.

Statewide

12:46pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Wisconsin banks poised for spike in loans.
11:19am
Circus World. Free all day admission for veterans and their families.

11:21am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Balance business against needs for public safety.
5:52am
USA Today. Senior health care crisis looms; report ranks states.
5:47am
Miami Herald. Some states push back against new school standards.
4:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Health insurers take cautious approach to new exchanges.

Courts

8:23am
District II Court of Appeals. Central Prairie Financial, LLC. v. Doa Yang.
7:48am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Courtney C. Beamon.

5:17am
LA Times. Supreme Court rejects ban on funding Planned Parenthood.

Education

3:09pm
Marquette University. Future Milwaukee names new executive director.
2:19pm
Milwaukee Public Schools. Top grads off to Columbia, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Howard, Stanford, U. of Chicago, U. of Wisconsin, Vassar and strong local colleges/universities.
2:11pm
UW-Rock County. Hosts engineering and robotics camps.
11:54am
UW-Stout. Faculty named Dahlgren, Price, Taft professors.
11:44am
UW-Madison. Food science students to serve up gluten-free chocolate waffle.
11:21am
UW-Madison. Road block: Fixing aquatic ecosystem connectivity doesn't end with dams.
9:01am
Marquette University. Dean of university libraries elected secretary of the Center for Research Libraries.

1:26pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee teachers would work eight-hour day under handbook.

Local

3:36pm
Milwaukee Ald. Davis. Milwaukee needs greater investment in human capital.
1:01pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County, "Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo" parner on biggest changes zoo has seen in 102-year history. 
7:59am
Dane County Market. April foreclosures. Distressed property index.

4:06am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement on decision regarding the Derek Williams case.

Congress

1:02pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Catherine Engelbrecht's story the second in Victims of Government series.
10:35am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Tours northern Wisconsin fire recovery effort with first responders.
9:52am
DPW. Sean Duffy raffles off meals on wheels he cut for Wisconsin seniors.

4:26am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Let's not gouge our students.
4:17am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. U.S. debt threatens future generations, senator says.

Tuesday May 28, 2013

Tax Reform Proposal

4:50pm
'Rep. Nygren. Statement on tax reform proposal.
4:49pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on tax reform proposal.
4:31pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on tax reform proposal.
4:10pm
WIB. Statement on State Rep. Kooyenga's tax reform proposal.
3:30pm
Wisconsin Retail Merchants Association. Endorses tax reform plan.
3:27pm
Wisconsin Realtors Association. REALTORS applaud tax reform measures.
3:19pm
Rep. Richards. Republicans dust off failed 'trickle down' experiments of the past.
2:03pm
Sens. Farrow, Vukmir. Support Kooyenga tax reform plan.
1:13pm
Wisconsin Restaurant Association. Tax reform package will help small businesses create jobs.
1:10pm
Sen. Lasee. Supports new tax cut plan.
1:02pm
Rep. Kooyenga. Cutting taxes and reducing the tax burden in Wisconsin.
12:36pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on tax reform package.
11:48am
WMC. Supports larger tax cuts proposed by Assembly leaders.
11:46am
MMAC. GOP tax plan aims at increasing economic competitiveness.
11:44am
Americans for Prosperity. Now is the time for tax reform.
11:41am
LFB. Tax reform proposal.

12:51pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wealthy earners would save most in $450 million tax cut. Wisconsin State Journal.

Governor

3:35pm
Gov. Walker. Attends groundbreaking ceremony of the St. Croix River Bridge.
1:09pm
Gov. Walker. Op-ed: "Special need scholarships will have positive impact.
3:50am
Gov. Walker. Statement on Memorial Day.
3:49am
Gov. Walker. Celebrates fishing opener and Wisconsin fishing season.

12:55pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker rejects Edward Flynn assertions he's harming Milwaukee.
12:43pm
La Crosse Tribune. Walker reappoints Cole to Natural Resources Board.

Budget

3:48pm
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. Memo regarding school aid, revenue limits and school choice options.
3:29pm
Green Bay Area Public School District. Letter to JFC.
2:02pm
Forward Institute. Letter to JFC regarding DPI budget.
1:54pm
Rep. Taylor. Condemns attack on students' rights.
1:05pm
Sen. Lazich. Column: Budget update - big decisions still to come.
12:47pm
Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. Recommendations on state education budget.
10:04am
Survival Coalition. Recommendations on DPI budget.
9:03am
UW-Madison College Republicans. Praise Gov. Walker and Republican lawmakers.
4:21am
Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin. Memo to JFC members regarding special needs vouchers.

4:36am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Don't loosen rules on selling assets.
4:35am
Fox 6. State committee to put finishing touches on spending plan.
4:13am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Budget committee blocks UWSP from enacting new tuition program.
3:58am
Racine Journal Times. Public school advocates make final push as education debate looms.
3:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Some really bad ideas in the current budget session.
3:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW parking ramps and dorms, but not sports palaces, could end up for sale.

Legislative

4:40pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement on voucher expansion in the budget.
1:00pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: A weekend of free outdoor fun.
12:58pm
American Tort Reform Association. Urges reform of Wisconsin's 'outlier' lemon law.
12:40pm
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. Blasts anti-choice bills introduced during budget consideration.
11:38am
Americans for Prosperity. Now is the time for tax reform.
10:11am
Wisconsin Association for Justice. WMC - bad for small business.
3:47am
Rep. Goyke. Commemorates Memorial Day 2013.

10:02am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Republican to unveil new income tax cut.
8:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lawmaker's plan calls for deeper tax cut, elimination of some credits. MacIver Institute.
4:54am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Republicans push anti-abortion measures.

State Agencies

3:47pm
DPI. Best wishes to our 2013 graduates.
3:24pm
AG Van Hollen. Reaches agreement in case against window and door retailer Creative Openings for alleged violations of Wisconsin's "No Call" law.
1:04pm
DATCP. Wholesale catalog of Wisconsin products now updated.
10:00am
DATCP. Attend dairy conference in Mexico to increase sales.

4:43am
Chippewa Herald. Ag secretary defends regulations.

Economy/Business

4:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. American workers losing ground on wages.
4:06am
Milwaukee Business Journal. ManpowerGroup survey: U.S. skills gap easing.

Statewide

5:04pm
BPDD. Statement on special needs vouchers.
4:47pm
AIDS Network. The red ribbon and white shoes event.
4:26pm
WAHU. Letter regarding Affordable Care act.
1:55pm
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. Energy efficiency and green building concepts highlighted.
1:52pm
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Wisconsin student loan debt looms for many graduating high school seniors.
9:33am
Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation. Badger basketball star visits Brooklyn Elementary School in support of the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation.
4:23am
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. The "Dairy State" attack on a farmer.

5:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Construction starts on a bridge 50 years in the making. Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Courts

3:23pm
DOJ. Jury finds Sauk County man guilty of violating a DATCP holding order.

4:29am
Baraboo News Republic. Hershberger acquitted on 3 of 4 charges in raw milk trial.
4:28am
Wall Street Journal. One small win for raw milk.

Education

12:56pm
UW-Stout. Field trip excites third-graders, benefits education students.
8:39am
UW-Madison. Engineered stem cell advance points toward treatment for ALS.

4:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System president's calm response to legislative fury leaves some baffled, others impressed.

Local

1:28pm
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. The Pop Up Agency stops in Madison during worldwide tour of cities such as Tokyo, Berlin and Hong Kong.
12:39pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Madison Meet and Eat expands in 2013.
12:38pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Memorial Day weekend activity.
10:42am
Waukesha County Exec. Vrakas. Waukesha County Executive Awards seeking nominations.

4:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Public funding for radio ads like Sheriff David Clarke's would be banned under proposal.
4:03am
Sheboygan Press. Some Madison workers get thousands in overtime pay.

Congress

8:40am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on Memorial Day.
3:51am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Statement on Memorial Day.
3:50am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on Memorial Day.

Politics

12:42pm
Birmingham Observer. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to speak to Alabama Republicans in Montgomery.

5:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrats' Tate loves political challenge.
4:32am
The Hill. Iowa buzzes over Scott Walker.

Friday May 24, 2013

Budget

4:15pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Scrap voucher expansion.
3:06pm
Rep. Wright. Statement on the sale of state land and property.
3:03pm
UW-Eau Claire Student Body President Larson. JFC supports UW System student choice.
2:37pm
Rep. Brooks. Requests more funds for rural communities.
2:35pm
Racine County Republican Party. Democratic plan spends an additional $1.8 billion of working families incomes.
1:54pm
Rep. Williams. Fights for victims of domestic violence.
1:07pm
Rep. Swearingen. Wants more funding and services for domestic abuse victims in the northwoods.
11:46am
AFSCME. Backroom budget deal "drops bomb" on student democracy.
11:21am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Pressure builds from counties to take BadgerCare dollars.
11:11am
Rep. Jorgensen. Journal: Commonsense changes to GOP budget could strengthen public schools, Wisconsin's future.
10:44am
Sierra Club. Praises committee for increasing transit support, concerned about shifting transit to general fund.
10:14am
Applauds additional funding for domestic violence prevention in rural areas. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs.
10:09am
Rep. Spiros. Urges increased funding for domestic violence services.
8:49am
Rep. Loudenbeck. Applauds additional funding for domestic violence victims. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs.
4:45am
United Council of UW Students. Student voice under attack.
4:37am
UW System. Joint Finance budget decreases UW funding, rejects compensation flexibility for Regents.
4:36am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Statement on holding UW System accountable to students, parents, and taxpayers.
4:34am
Interim Chancellor Ward. Statement regarding the Joint Finance Committee's action on the UW System budget.
4:30am
Wisconsin Counties Association. Commend committee members for vision and leadership.
4:29am
Rep. Bernier. Seeks additional funding for domestic violence in rural areas. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs.
4:27am
Rep. Krug. Funding to help domestic violence in rural areas increased.
4:26am
Rep. Krug. Highway 54 environmental impact study moving forward.

1:27pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Chief Edward Flynn blasts state Legislature.
5:32am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Panel OKs UW tuition freeze, funding cut. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Chippewa Herald. La Crosse Tribune.
5:17am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Editorial: Voucher program expansion should not be in budget.
5:11am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Land conservation a worthy effort.
5:01am
Wisconsin State Journal. Budget committee approves DNA upon arrest. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State panel pulls Scott Walker's rent-to-own plan from budget. Wisconsin State Journal.
4:56am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. WI budget committee cuts roadwork to close budget gap. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Legislative

4:08pm
Speaker Vos. Speaker's Briefing.
9:41am
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Column: Limitations on requiring and requesting the influenza vaccination.

8:55am
Superior Telegram. Rep. Milroy: Legislation ignores justice for vets, citizens.
5:56am
WAOW. Lawmakers react to fish re-stocking plan.
5:35am
Wisconsin Reporter. Police union says Dem proposal on collective bargaining is retaliation.

State Agencies

3:40pm
DHS. Drug Utilization Review Board meeting.
2:46pm
DOJ. Adams County man sentenced to life imprisonment.
2:45pm
DOJ. Seeks to commit Matthew S. Carr for treatment.
12:07pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings May 26-June 1.
12:06pm
DPW. Six questions for Scott Walker at board meeting of his flagship agency.
12:05pm
DOJ. Mauston man sentenced in Juneau County.
11:12am
DWD. Meetings and hearings May 27-31.
11:08am
DOT. Exams scheduled for Wisconsin State Patrol trooper, inspector positions.
10:16am
DSPS. Fire Prevention Code Council meeting.
10:08am
DPI. Hearing on edcator effectiveness equivalency process is June 6.

4:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. State rules that prison guard union vote can take place.
4:48am
Duluth News Tribune. As spearing winds down, Wisconsin DNR raises daily walleye bag limits on many lakes.

Economy/Business

5:20am
Wausau Daily Herald. Crystal Finishing to add 250 jobs, expand to Mosinee.

Statewide

7:23am
Wall Street Journal. States' rift on taxes widens.

Courts

11:07am
Supreme Court. Accepts three new cases.

5:30am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Castle Doctrine slows local murder case.
5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Defense presents case in raw milk trial.  Baraboo News Republic.

Education

2:38pm
UW-Madison. Construction to affect campus-area traffic for summer.
1:09pm
UW-Stout. Education cycle starts anew with freshman orientation.

Local

4:02pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
10:35am
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Scholarship winners selected.
9:01am
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. Celebrates passage of Dane County ordinance to ensure accurate, unbiased reproductive health care & counseling.
4:41am
Dane County Sups. Richmond, Solberg. County Board passes local goods preference.

5:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County Board votes to hire outside lawyers to fight state.

Congress

1:52pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on Memorial Day.

5:50am
Reuters. Senate votes to cut insurance subsidies to rich farmers.

Federal Agencies

12:38pm
America's Energy Advantage. Statement on LNG export decision.

Politics

5:28am
Janesville Gazette. Paul Ryan writing political autobiography.
5:02am
Des Moines Register. Walker: GOP must be relevant, optimistic, courageous.
4:55am
Urbandale Patch. As Wisconsin's Walker appears to be testing waters, 'Truth Squad' debunks 'Pants on Fire' claims.
4:49am
Washington Post. GOP Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks up ties to Iowa during a visit to 2016 caucus state.

Thursday May 23, 2013

Governor

10:15am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.
4:28am
Gov. Walker. Building Commission approves projects.

4:35am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Wisconsin commission allows tribe to keep grant.

Budget

12:35pm
Various Legislators. Letter to JFC regarding increased domestic violence victims funding.
11:49am
Rep. Bernard Schaber. Joins colleagues to deliver 16,809 signatures asking for removal of voucher expansion from budget.
11:02am
Rep. Hintz. Wisconsin: Open for predatory business?
8:32am
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Memo to JFC on DNA collection at arrest.

2:17pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Joint Finance rejects call for more Shot Spotter money.
2:16pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Joint Finance vote means Milwaukee could lose crime lab.
2:14pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW-Madison seeks limit on open records to protect research.
10:54am
WKOW. Rent-to-Own battle expected in JFC Thursday.
5:52am
WMTV. Law enforcers say budget proposal could affect public safety.
5:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers to debate police DNA sampling in wake of SCOTUS hearings.
5:22am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Build a future, promote work.
5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Big day Thursday for UW System.
5:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin budget panel limits challenges to large wells.
4:55am
Fond du Lac Reporter. School voucher forum draws large crowd.
4:39am
Chippewa Herald. Opposition mounts againt Scott Walker's rent-to-own budget proposal.
4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker wants to shift $400 million in road costs onto other parts of budget.

Legislative

4:54pm
Reps. Swearingen, Mursau. Secure Forest County law enforcement grant.
4:23pm
Rep. Krug. Alternative program funding for rural areas.
2:06pm
Sen. Hansen. To introduce consumer protections for Wisconsin drivers.
1:53pm
Rep. Taylor. GOP introduces flurry of bills attacking women's health.
1:50pm
Reps. Weatherston, Mason. Bipartisan "Isabella's Law" approved unanimously by Assembly Committee.
12:31pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Veterans bill receives hearing in Colleges & Universities Committee.
9:11am
Rep. Mason. Democratic weekly radio address.

8:19am
Isthmus. Wisconsin Republicans ready slew of abortions bills.
5:35am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Divergent opinions offered on education standards. Wisconsin Reporter.
5:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP lawmaker working on revamp of tax code.
4:59am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Flu shot bill rooted in anecdotal evidence.

State Agencies

4:20pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces national mortgage settlement relief exceeds $23 million for Wisconsin borrowers in first quarter of 2013.
4:04pm
DNR. Outdoor report.
3:38pm
WEDC. Architectural Forest Products doubles operation capacity in Two Rivers.
3:38pm
WEDC. WS Packaging expands operations in Algoma.
3:02pm
DNR. Walleye bag limits to increasse on more than 400 northern lakes.
3:00pm
DHS. Stigma around mental health hinders recovery.
12:28pm
WEDC. Green Bay Packaging expands operations in Wisconsin.
10:53am
WEDC. Expanded website to support business development in Wisconsin.
10:51am
WEDC. North American Finishing readies for operation in Suring.
10:03am
DPI Supt. Evers. Column: The power of physical activity.

5:31am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Treasurer needs more than a cut.

Economy/Business

12:37pm
Americans for Prosperity. It's working Wisconsin.
9:08am
MacIver Institute. Wisconsin jumps 17 spots in economic outlook ranking.
7:53am
Dept. of Labor. Unemployment insurance weekly claims report.

2:03pm
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin unemployment: See trends by county.
10:36am
WBAY. Marinette Marine awarded more Coast Guard boats.

Statewide

4:52pm
Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association. University of Wisconsin does it again: Contract award to WiscNet latest shocker in disturbing pattern.
4:21pm
Wisconsin Nurses Association. Invites experts to provide update on prescription drug abuse epidemic.
12:50pm
WISPIRG. New report finds expensive highway projects might be  unnecessary.
12:09pm
AEF. Does Wisconsin even meet minimum funding requirements for a basic education?
8:28am
Xcel Energy. Advises caution on fast-flowing rivers.

5:33am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Police stomping on public's rights.

Courts

6:09am
Superior Telegram. Raw food advocates converge for Wisconsin dairy farmer trial.
5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State continues to build case against raw-milk vendor.

Education

4:03pm
UW-Madison. Sixth Annual Oliver Smithies Symposium will focus on developmental biology.
12:40pm
UW-Stout. Professional groups recognize four students.
11:04am
UW-Stout. Four professors honored by professional oganizations.

5:24am
Janesville Gazette. Board committee advances benefit for domestic partners.

Local

3:36pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Kicks off boating season with expanded fleet to keep lakes, beaches clean this summer.

5:56am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin bluff towns trying to ban frac-sand mining along Lake Pepin.

Congress

1:48pm
U.S. Reps. Kind, Sensenbrenner. Fight for posthumous recognition of Civil War Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing.
1:46pm
U.S. Reps. Petri, Polis. Introduce bipartisan bill to improve teacher and principal preparation.
12:13pm
U.S. Rep. Petri. Praises House bill to provide long-term fix to student loan interest rates.
9:42am
House Judiciary Committee. Republicans demand DOJ investigation into IRS scandal address key issues.

2:10pm
The Hill. Facing deadline, 'slaughtered in the U.S.A.' rule finalized.
5:27am
Reuters. Immigration bill gets Senate boost; House effort teetering.
5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Baldwin decries economic imbalance, political disconnect.
5:01am
Daily Reporter. Transportation, water projects face federal cuts.
4:56am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Senate rejects Republican bid to let states run food stamp program.

Federal Agencies

5:45am
Washington Post. U.S. acknowledges killing of four U.S. citizens in counterterrorism operations.

Politics

4:38am
USA Today. Gov. Walker travels to Iowa, sparks 2016 talk.

Wednesday May 22, 2013

Governor

4:58pm
DNR Sec. Stepp. Statement on Wisconsin Walleye Initiative.
3:13pm
Hunters Rights Coalition. Applauds Governor Walker, DNR on Wisconsin Walleye Initiative.
11:38am
Conservation Congress. Supports announcement of Walleye Initiative.
10:50am
Gov. Walker. Announces Wisconsin Walleye Initiative.

12:59pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Walker announces Wisconsin Walleye Initiative.

Budget

4:57pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Thanks legislators for increasing child support funding.
3:21pm
Miwaukee Downtown. BID 21 statement on transit budget.
3:16pm
Parents for Public Schools. Parents praise proposal to re-invest in public schools.
2:37pm
Rep. Taylor. Statement on voucher petition drive.
2:03pm
Rep. Pope. And others deliver 16,809 signatures asking for removal of voucher expansion from state budget.
12:43pm
Sens. Ellis, Cowles. Ask to remove rent-to-own from budget.
10:47am
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families. Ending BadgerCare coverage in 2014 for 100,000 adults has substantial risks.
10:34am
League of Conservation Voters. Joint Finance Committee commended for restoring county conservation staff.
9:24am
Sen. Larson. Statement calling for increasing funding by $275 per student.
6:16am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Gov. Walker committing budgetary and fiscal malpractice.
6:12am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Invest in child support collection.
4:37am
DPI. Joint Committee on Finance advances education policies.
4:36am
Sen. Shilling. Republicans give Gov. Walker sweeping authority to sell state properties through no-bid contracts.

12:58pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker plan allows rent-to-own contracts with blank spaces.
5:48am
WISC. Bargaining over health benefits narrowed.
5:29am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Public workers' double-dipping eligibility tightened. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
5:25am
Daily Reporter. 'Minor sources' of air pollution could be exempt from DNR rules.
5:20am
Stevens Point Journal. Decision on multivendor SIS plan pushed back.
5:07am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Wisconsin FoodShare work requirement approved. Chippewa Herald.
4:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Legislators back broad Scott Walker authority to sell state property.
4:50am
WQOW. Committee delays vote on ACT test requirement.

Legislative

3:53pm
Rep. Kleefisch Deer collision reduction act on its way to the Assembly floor.
10:19am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Urges support for two important legislative initiatives.
9:20am
Sen. Carpenter. Residency repeal complicates Bradley Center plans.

12:53pm
La Crosse Tribune. Critics pack hearing on education standards.
5:41am
WMTV. Bill limiting drone use up for public hearing.
5:35am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. County Board opposes state takeover.
5:31am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Thiesfeldt flu vaccine proposal draws fire.
5:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. How close is too close for election observers. Chippewa Herald
5:05am
Wisconsin Reporter. Wisconsin Common Core hearing promises to ignite uncommon passion.
5:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DNR asks for more staff to monitor frac sand air emissions.
4:52am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Legislative panel considers bill limiting local recalls.

State Agencies

4:28pm
Wisconsin BPDD. 2013 Class of Partners in Policymaking graduates.
4:08pm
DNR. People can now check campsite availability at Wisconsin's largest State Forest online or through iPhone app.
2:51pm
DNR. Glacial Drumlin State Trail bridges to be closed longer than previously announced.
1:08pm
DWD. Wisconsin local employment & unemployment estimates released.
10:17am
DFI. Secretary elected to board of national banking association.
9:42am
AG Van Hollen. Reaches agreement with Penguin Group, Inc. to resolve E-book price-fixing allegations.
9:40am
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Approves $3.9 million for community projects and sale of school trust lands in Douglas and Iron counties.
9:38am
DPI. King International School, Sargento Foods earn national college and career readiness awards.
9:35am
DSPS. Real Estate Appraisers Agenda.

5:23am
Wausau Daily Herald. State will take to air, land to target summer traffic violators.

Economy/Business

6:14am
Bloomberg. Littoral Combat Ships backed by House panel for next fiscal year.
5:50am
Fox 11. Kaukauna an option for Expera headquarters.

Statewide

4:07pm
WCEP. Wild whooping crane chick hatches in central Wisconsin.
10:33am
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Governor Walker proclaims May 22 'American Cancer Society Day' to honor organization's 100 years of fighting cancer.

5:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin hospitals reduce central-line infections.

Courts

7:38am
District II Court of Appeals. Orlando Residence, LTD. v. Kenneth E. Nelson.

Education

4:01pm
UW-Stout. Flash Frozen a finalist in E3 national video game competition.
3:58pm
Entertainment Software Association. E3 College Game Competition finalists announced.
11:57am
Milwaukee Public Schools. Rufus King wins national ACT award for college and career readiness.
11:34am
UW-Madison. Chemists find new compounds to curb staph infection.
10:44am
UW-Stout. Students construct two buildings at police shooting range.
9:36am
UW-Madison. Study shows people can be trained to be more compassionate.
4:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS, Wisconsin rank high in per-pupil spending.

Local

3:55pm
Small Business Development Center. 31st annual Dane County Small Business Award winners announced.
10:21am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. County welcomes new giraffes to Henry Vilas Zoo family.

6:14am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Stillwater bridge groundbreaking set for May 28.
6:14am
La Crosse Tribune. Trempealeau County balks at frac sand moratorium.
5:12am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC County Board looks into shared service agreements.

Congress

4:56pm
Voces de la Frontera. Families hopeful as federal immigration bill moves forward to U.S. Senate.
12:37pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Delivers first Senate floor speech.
4:33am
U.S. Rep. Petri. Introduces bill to award Medal of Honor to WWII veteran James Megellas.
4:29am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Opposes Dairy Freedom Act.

1:05pm
The Hill. Tempers flare as GOP questions Lew over IRS targeting timetable.
6:27am
The Hill. Here comes the sequester: Part 2.
6:15am
Wall Street Journal. Senators say Oklahoma aid would need to be offset.
5:58am
Reuters. Senate panel passes immigration bill; Obama praises move.

Tuesday May 21, 2013

Governor

8:49am
Gov. Walker. Statement on tragic events in Oklahoma. USA Today.

Budget

4:52pm
Sen. Risser. Statement on JFC action on sale of state property.
4:51pm
MMAC. Applauds Finance Committee support for Teach for America.
4:49pm
Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association. Applauds Joint Finance Committee action in support of land conservation offices.
1:29pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Experts call federal budget argument against taking BadgerCare dollars false.
12:17pm
Sen. Larson. Will Joint Finance Republicans support no-bid sale of state power plants, UW dorms and highways?
11:54am
Institute for Wisconsin's Future. Statement on call for $275 increase in revenue limit for public schools.
11:20am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. $275 more per public school student minimum, no private voucher school expansion.
9:40am
Hunger Task Force. Position paper.
9:12am
Rep. Richards Walker food stamp plan puts mean-spirited ideology before taxpayers, common sense.
8:36am
Wisconsin Early Learning Coalition. Top issues for child care.
8:36am
Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. Memos to Joint Finance: TANF and W-2 budget issues. Child support enforcement.
8:10am
Institute for Wisconsin's Future. Use revenue increase to fully fund state's K-12 public schools.
4:34am
Health Watch Wisconsin. Crunch time for Joint Finance on Medicaid decision.

1:45pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. County officials warn legislators about cutting child support enforcement.
1:43pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Legislators back curbs on public worker double-dipping.
1:42pm
Appleton Post Crescent. Budget committee approves $50 tobacco use fee.
5:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rent-A-Center calls Grothman 'elitist'.
5:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Robin Vos says Rep. Weatherston sought Racine County earmark.
5:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Making FoodShare users do more job searches would cost state millions. Chippewa Herald. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
5:08am
Janesville Gazette. GOP move gives state more control on construction.
5:06am
Chippewa Herald. Fiscal Bureau says health care changes could be costly to taxpayers.
4:59am
Wisconsin Reporter. $2 million habit: WI public employee smoking surcharge would generate millions for state.
4:45am
Wausau Daily Herald. BadgerCare advocates press GOP to accept Medicaid funding.

Legislative

2:33pm
Sen. Gudex. Con-way Freight to make a major investment in Fond du Lac.
1:01pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Bill included in budget.
4:38am
CRG Network. Memo regarding SB-114 and AB-128 (relating to recall).

7:58am
we are Green Bay. Citizens upset with School Voucher supporter.
5:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Bill to ban flu vaccinations an unwise idea.

State Agencies

4:31pm
WHEDA, DVA. Announces special round of low-income housing tax credits.
3:14pm
DNR. Weekly news.
2:44pm
Emergency Management. Oklahoma tornado outbreak reminds everyone to be ready.
1:36pm
AG Van Hollen. To speak at Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run kickoff ceremony.
1:02pm
DHS. Take preventive steps to avoid recreational water illness this summer.
11:57am
DOT. Major road construction will be suspended to accommodaate heavy traffic during Memorial Day weekend.
11:24am
DPI Supt. Evers. Statement on Oklahoma tornado.
11:24am
AG Van Hollen. Teams up with Facebook to share internet safety message for National Missing Children's Day.
11:17am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Announces Travel Green Wisconsin certification for its museum and historic sites.
4:30am
ETF. Office closures observe Memorial Day.

1:48pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wolf committee to recommend new hunt quotas.
1:41pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. GAB seeks absentee voting rule changes.

Economy/Business

4:30pm
Voces de la Frontera. OSHA announces $38,500 in new fines for safety violations at Palermo's Pizza.
4:27pm
Laughlin Constable. Earns 12 PR industy awards.
8:06am
Institute for Wisconsin's Future. Falling behind America's recovery for the 26th straight month.

1:39pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Ministry Health to cut jobs, cites federal sequester effects.
5:34am
WBAY. Marinette Marine completes $74 million expansion.
4:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wausau Papers finalizes plan to sell two remaining Wisconsin mills.

Statewide

9:13am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Frack sand industry support spikes with mines.
8:42am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Focus: Federal health reform and the state's difficult Mediciad choice.   Part II.
8:08am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. Backyard safety and pool safety encouraged.

1:47pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Political contribtions soar as sand mining grows.
4:54am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Lock up chronic drunk drivers; back off on 0.05%.
4:52am
Duluth News Tribune. Warming Lake Superior already affecting fish.

Courts

8:33am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Walter W. Stern, III.

5:24am
Sheboygan Press. Supreme Court will rule on prayer at government meetings.
5:03am
La Crosse Tribune. Prosecution: Wisconsin trial is not about raw milk.
4:52am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Think federal agencies have too much power? The Supremes just gave them more.

Education

2:45pm
UW-Stout. Army ROTC Northwoods Batalion commissions seven cadets.
1:31pm
UW-River Falls. Offering degree for child care professionals.
1:06pm
UW-River Falls. Hosts information session for prospective MBA students.
4:33am
United Council of UW Students. Congratulations to all the graduates, you did it! But what about your student debt?

Local

1:43pm
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. City pension changes projected to save more than $90 million.

Congress

1:05pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Calls on Chairman Issa to open Thursday's Benghazi deposition to the public.

5:27am
Sheboygan Press. Editorial: Perception or reality, Obama needs to address issues.

Federal Agencies

5:51am
Bloomberg. U.S. Treasury takes extra steps to stay under federal debt limit.
5:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Inspector general to review flawed Milwaukee ATF sting.
5:10am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: IRS gave some a tax-free pass.

Politics

2:42pm
DPW. Scott Walker campaigns in Connecticut, next stop New York.

4:46am
Greenwich Time. Walker stirs GOP faithful, protesters.
4:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Critics pounce on Scott Walker's three out-of-state trips this week.

Monday May 20, 2013

Budget

3:32pm
Wisconsin Corn Growers Association. Applauds JFC action on ACCP and ACM.
11:25am
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation notices of the week.
4:16am
Hunters Rights Coalition. Applauds JFC action on stewardship, Kroll Report implementation.

4:47am
The Republic. Legislature's budget committee to consider changes to double-dipping law.
4:45am
Janesville Gazette. Budget committee to consider DNR expansion.
4:44am
Appleton Post Crescent. New residency rule would avoid Appleton moving fees.
4:40am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Yes, pinch UW cash pipeline.
4:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Proposal gives Scott Walker administration more power to sell state property.
4:31am
Fox 11. Budget panel to consider rent-to-own changes.
4:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Taxpayers will pay more under Scott Walker health plan, study says. Fond du Lac Reporter.
4:24am
Oshkosh Northwestern. State budget could hinder kids with special needs, advocates warn.
4:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR has sold state land before.

Legislative

3:57pm
NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin. Condemns effort to fund misleading, anti-choice "crisis pregnancy centers."
3:22pm
Sen. Hansen. Where in the country is Scott Walker?
11:31am
Sen. Carpenter. Act 10 equity legislation coming.
11:18am
Various Grassroots Groups. Letter to Sen. Olsen and Rep. Kestell on the Common Core Standards hearing.

4:22am
Duluth News Tribune. Wisconsin lawmakers not likely to take up gay marriage issue anytime soon.
4:11am
Appleton Post Crescent. State bill would ban mandatory flu shots.
4:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republican lawmakers may try to resurrect bail bonding.

State Agencies

3:53pm
DSPS. Addendum - Funeral Director Examining Board.
3:50pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Highlights tried-and-true apprenticeship program to fill need for skilled workers in Wisconsin.
3:35pm
DVA. Announces Madison Business Symposium.
1:09pm
DPI. Child poverty increases.

Economy/Business

3:17pm
Integrys Group. Digging the the yard soon? "Call 8-1-1 first, dig second," says Wisconsin Public Service.

Statewide

11:32am
WAPA. Brandon Strand named executive director.
11:29am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. Wisconsin home sales and prices continue healthy growth in April.

4:05pm
Wisconsin Reporter. Obamacare 'navigators' will cost taxpayers millions.
4:50am
Manitowoc Herald Times ReporterEditorial: Redacting police records not a good idea.
4:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Wisconsin should lower standard for drunken driving.

Education

3:29pm
Marquette University. Promotes Tom Ganey to vice president of planning.
1:12pm
UW-Eau Claire. Spending results in nearly $210 million in income, profits for local businesses.
11:26am
Marquette University. Haggerty Museum of Art to honor CEO of Moore Oil Company.
11:19am
UW-Madison. Pipe-cleaning procedure begins at Charter Street Heating Plant.

Local

3:48pm
Waukesha County Exec. Vrakas. Waukesha County Park's first mountain bike trail grand opening announced.
3:16pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Bowen. Resolution on BadgerCare funding concerns.
1:06pm
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Edgerton police wrong to keep residents in dark.
4:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County Board braces for the first of pending changes.

Congress

5:13am
Bloomberg. Republicans unsatisfied by IRS answers press for more.
5:12am
The Hill. Paul Ryan: IRS targeting scandal reveals 'big government cronyism.'
5:10am
Washington Post. Proposed farm bills would cut billions from current spending levels.
5:07am
Reuters. Analysis: Shrinking deficit reduces pressure for budget deal.

Politics

1:11pm
DPW. Scott Walker to appear in Connecticut.

4:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker's week ahead: Connecticut, New York City, Iowa.
4:36am
La Crosse Tribune. Graeme Zelinski leaving Dem Party, Walker campaign spokeswoman also departing.
4:26am
Chippewa Herald. Presidential speculation around Scott Walker heats up as he heads to Iowa this week.
4:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Obama and Walker earn identical approval ratings in Wisconsin.

Friday May 17, 2013

Governor

3:49pm
Governor Walker. Welcomes international business systems to Wisconsin.
3:01pm
Governor Walker. Reinforces workforce reform agenda with new council on workforce investment members.
12:30pm
Gov. Walker. Signs three bills into law.

4:42am
The Hill. Gov. Walker would use online sales tax to lower income tax.
4:31am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. wants tax revenue to boost middle-class tax cut.
4:29am
Superior Telegram. Governor surveys fire damage, state directs agencies to help.

Budget

8:50am
Sen. Carpenter. Governor Walker's DOT billion dollar dilemma solved.
4:15am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Applauds restoration of Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin funding.

5:30am
WXOW. Forward Institute wants to end voucher school program. 
5:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2-year tuition freeze would be first for 4-year UW System campuses.
4:57am
La Crosse Tribune. Gow: Less money for UW could mean more pay freezes, higher tuition later.
4:56am
Wisconsin Reporter. For a fee: Measure aims to protect WI taxpayers.
4:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Budget committee funds ongoing rural broadband expansion project.

Legislative

2:12pm
Rep. Ballweg. Ducks bill signed into law.
1:32pm
Speaker Vos. Briefing for May 17, 2013.
1:19pm
Sen. Wirch. Seeks bipartisan support for sale of governer's mansion
12:32pm
Rep. Milroy. Column: Republicans interfere with justice for veterans.
12:27pm
Sen. Cowles; Reps. Jacque, Weininger. Green Bay area legislators' bill to save utility ratepayer money signed by governor.
12:25pm
Rep. Wright. Statement on the celebration of Syttende Mai weekend.
12:22pm
Rep. Wachs. Republicans continue to fail on job growth.

5:24am
WEAU. CA mapping while driving ban won't come to WI now, lawmaker says.

State Agencies

4:39pm
DATCP. Comments open for special registration of potato pesticide.
4:14pm
DNR. Law enforcement officials provide more details on cause of Germann Road Fire.
3:50pm
DATCP. Gypsy moth aerial spray update.
1:06pm
DNR. Hearings and Meetings.
12:23pm
DOJ. Two suspects charged in multi-county buglary ring investigation.
12:19pm
DWD. Meetings and hearings - May 20-24.
8:59am
DOR. Collections, April FY2013.
8:53am
DOJ. Milwaukee woman sentenced for Medicaid fraud and theft.
4:22am
DNR. Big Eau Plaine fish kill not as severe as expected; Rebuilt aeration system helped provide better refuge than in 2009.
4:21am
DNR. Mining company submits new license application, proposes fewer exploration drilling sites.

5:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gogebic Taconite reduces number of test holes.

Economy/Business

4:18am
DPW. 24,100 jobs lost in April - It's not working.

5:19am
Capital Times. Wisconsin sees biggest monthly job loss since 2009. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
4:45am
Capital Times. Wisconsin sees biggest monthly job loss since 2009.

Statewide

4:15pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Statement on Senate approval of WRDA.
2:40pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
1:55pm
Milwaukee Arts Board. To distribute grant awards totaling $157,500.
12:56pm
The Nature Conservancy. in Wisconsin praises Sen. baldwin for helping pass Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).
12:28pm
Alliant Energy. Reminds farmers to be safe and keep "heads up" around power lines.

1:08pm
Milwaukee Public Schools. 3 students win Gates scholarships covering 100% of unmet need to college of their choice.
5:46am
Reuters. April income tax collections climb in many states, but may be a blip.
5:38am
USA Today. Obamacare: 3 years in, it faces steep challenges.
4:42am
Hudson Star Observer. Wisconsin fire's wrath was swift, severe.

Courts

10:04am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts three new cases.
8:44am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Stephen M. Compton.
8:43am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Patricia A. Johnson v. Michael R. Masters.
8:43am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. William F. Mross.

8:42am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Anne E. Brown.

Education

10:16am
UW-Madison. Commencement and campus move-out traffic tips.
8:54am
UW-Eau Claire. And Visit Eau Claire partner to boost area tourism.

Local

9:20am
Milwaukee County Board. Sixth annual Basura Bash to be held Saturday May 18.
9:18am
Waukesha County Exec. Vrakas. Drug Free Communities partnering with area businesses on "Project Sticker Shock."

5:21am
WQOW. City of Eau Claire considers "obesity map."
5:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee still slugging away on residency.
5:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Museum seeks more help from Milwaukee County taxpayers.
4:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. City of Adams rolls out red carpet for green energy company.

Congress

1:01pm
Rep. Ron Kind. Statement on IRS Hearings.
12:21pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Crime Subcommittee hearing on "Eyes in the Sky: The Domestic Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems."
12:18pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Protect health care for public employees.
8:52am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Opposes House majority's 37th vote against health care reform.
8:52am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports infrastructure investments in Wisconsin waterways and ports.
4:37am
Americans for Fair Taxation. Calls on Congress to eliminate IRS targeting by enacting the FairTax.
4:20am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Responds to report on DOJ's handling of terrorists in Witness Security Program.

5:33am
USA Today. House group reaches deal on immigration bill.
4:25am
Washington Times. Marshals lost track of terror suspects in witness protection.

Federal Agencies

5:06am
Racine Journal Times. Local tea party groups say they weren't hassled by the IRS.
4:39am
Wisconsin State Journal. Texas Tea Party group says IRS asked about its connection to Wisconsin recall battle. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Thursday May 16, 2013

Governor

4:05pm
Gov. Walker. Surveys forest fire damage.
10:47am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.
8:32am
Gov. Walker. Letter to Congressional Delegation regarding Marketplace Fairness Act.
4:45am
Gov. Walker. Declares state of emergency for Bayfield and Douglas Counties. Executive Order.

Budget

2:21pm
The Nature Conservancy. Cuts to stewardship program a blow to protecting Wisconsin's land and waters.
2:18pm
Gathering Waters Conservancy. Land trust community disapppointed by Joint Finance Committee's vote to cut the Knowles Nelson Stewardship Program.
12:05pm
United Council of UW Students. Students applaud freeze.
10:29am
Clean Wisconsin. Joint Finance Committee makes another deep cut to popular stewardship fund.
10:06am
Rep. Kahl. Comments on stewardship cuts.
4:43am
Rep. Strachota. UW System must be more forthcoming with Governor and Legislature.
4:42am
UW System. Statement on Governor's budget changes.
4:41am
Leaue of Conservation Voters. Joint Finance Committee votes to sell off Stewardship Program's legacy.
4:39am
Sen. Lazich. Statement about approved budget motion ensuring earlier delivery of tax bills.
4:38am
JFC Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Statement on protecting stewardship program.
4:37am
Rep. LeMahieu. Details Knowles-Nelson Stewardship motion.
4:34am
Rep. Mason. Republicans gut stewardship.

2:56pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Past school voucher advocate rips Gov. Walker's plan.
2:56pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW student leaders applaud Walker's historic call for two-year tuition freeze.
10:15am
Stevens Point Journal. Event talks about school voucher concerns.
5:00am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Legislature's budget panel slashes state land stewardship program. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:54am
La Crosse Tribune. Scott Walker calls for tuition freeze, smaller increase for UW System. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Appleton Post Crescent.
4:49am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. WI Legislature: Committee guts state treasurer duties.

Legislative

4:17pm
Sen. Harris. Wisconsin's unemployment status is nothing to celebrate.
2:29pm
Sen. Hansen. Republicans want to turn back clock on health care reform.
2:24pm
Wisconsin Association for Justice. Wisconsin consumers get squeezed.
2:22pm
Rep. Young. To hold community chat with constituents.
2:19pm
Rep. Pasch. Statement on Walker-spun jobs numbers.
12:29pm
Rep. Nygren. Releases statement on promising jobs numbers.
12:19pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on the release of selective jobs numbers.
12:15pm
Rep. Barca. Being 44th in the nation in jobs is nothing to celebrate.
12:11pm
Rep. Pasch. Statement on Chippewa Falls Health Center closure.
12:09pm
Rep. Wachs. Republican proposal would dramatically alter democratic process.
11:19am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on new jobs numbers.
10:59am
Speaker Vos. Statement on jobs numbers.
10:07am
Sen. Larson. Democratic weekly radio address.

5:35am
WISC. Middleton family, lawmakers help draft 'Lina's Law.'
4:55am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: Lawmakers forgo real work and focus on junk.

State Agencies

4:18pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
4:16pm
DSPS. Meetings May 20-24.
4:07pm
DOJ. Milwaukee Court Commissioner convicted of filing false tax documents.
4:05pm
DNR. Germann Road Fire contained, 8,131 acres burned and cause related to logging operations.
2:55pm
DNR. 2013 deer season recommendations to be presented May 22, informed by public.
2:53pm
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin unemployment rate at 7.1 percent. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
2:26pm
DOT. Click It or Ticket kicks off intensified safety belt enforcement.
2:24pm
DPW. Statement on revised jobs numbers.
12:23pm
DWD. Wisconsin employment & unemployment estimates announced: March revised, April preliminary.
12:02pm
DATCP. May 19-25 is Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week.
10:17am
AG Van Hollen. Announces judgment against Dodge County landowner and excavating business requiring landowner to pay $70,000 in forfeitures, fees and costs.
10:14am
WEDC. Seeks companies for trade venture to South America.
10:11am
DWD. Actual jobs data: WI private sector added 62,072 jobs in 2011-2012.
10:08am
DWD Sec. Newson. Urges businesses in the Milwaukee area to enroll students in School-to-Work program.
9:21am
DATCP. Mail order scams preying on Latino consumers.
4:44am
DNR. Update: Germann Road Fire.

10:44am
WISC. Walker reports state added 32,000 jobs in 2012.

Economy/Business

4:18pm
Integrys Group. Declares dividend on common stock.
2:31pm
Dept. of Labor. Unempoyment insurance weekly claims report.

9:40am
Reuters. Data raises questions about strength of U.S. economy.
5:01am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Study details sand mines' economic pros and cons.

Statewide

12:01pm
Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin. Hosts legislators and regional economic development experts at annual drive-in event.
10:20am
Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. Awards $10,000 in scholarships.
10:19am
Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. Deadline approaching for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation golf outings.
9:23am
Wisconsin Professional Police Association. Wisconsin police and community heroes to be recognized - performing uncommon acts of valor, keeping our communities safe.
8:35am
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Closes Chippewa Falls health center.
5:56am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Wisconsin electioneering disclosure law needed now - more than ever.
4:35am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Wisconsin hospitals care for almost 50,000 patients daily.
4:33am
School Choice Wisconsin. Progressive think tank produces fancy report.

5:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Group training on ways to protest proposed Gogebic mine.

Courts

8:45am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Jon E. Stanek.

5:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. Report: No evidence files deleted in bad faith in redistricting case.
5:47am
Reuters. Analysis: Obama climate agenda faces Supreme Court reckoning.
5:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Settlement reached in lawsuit over state's redistricting records.

Education

2:46pm
UW-Eau Claire. Grads making positive environmental impact in industrial sand mining.
2:45pm
UW-Eau Claire. Student one of four in U.S. chosen for CDC internship.
2:20pm
Milwaukee Public Schools. 100 MPS parents to be honored Friday at UWM.
11:25am
UW System. Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers.
9:26am
UW-Madison. Sensory friendly dining event breaks down barriers.
9:24am
Marquette University. Commencement is May 19.
9:20am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Milwaukee students put personal finance into action.

Local

12:03pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Milwaukee County First Responders receive state of the art equipment.
9:29am
Milwaukee County Sups. Borkowski, Taylor, Alexander, Weishan, Schmitt. Petition for new board chair leadership falls short on signatures.

5:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee protests focus on improving food workers low wages.

Congress

2:50pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Releases list of 37 actions House should take instead of voting on 37th repeal of health care reform.
2:49pm
Midwest Food Processors Association. Urge farm bill changes.
2:27pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Statement on Senate, House Ag Committees' approval of farm bill.
12:28pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on IRS and HHS.

5:57am
Wisconsin Reporter. Sensenbrenner sees shades of 'Fast and Furious' in AP records scandal.
5:50am
Reuters. Holder sidesteps lawmakers' questions on AP records seizure.
5:44am
Bloomberg. Food-stamp boost rejected as House panel debates farm law.
5:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As farm bill makes its way into Senate, SNAP remains at fore of discussion.
5:24am
La Crosse Tribune. Kind targets subsidies for huge farms.
4:57am
Janesville Gazette. Projected lower deficit could slow any budget deal.

Federal Agencies

5:40am
USA Today. Obama ousts IRS commissioner after Tea Party controversy.

Wednesday May 15, 2013

Governor

12:33pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Walker pleased with passage of legislation to curb Milwaukee County Board.
5:42am
Wisconsin Reporter. Walker, Jindal in letter to Obama call IRS scandal 'Big Brother come to life.'

Budget

5:10pm
DOA Sec. Huebsch. UW System errata letter.
4:49pm
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Budget committee approves measure likely to hinder use of health insurance exchange.
4:31pm
Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin. Joint Finance Committee votes to license navigators.
4:30pm
Rep. Vruwink. Response to Joint Finance Committee action on DATCP budget.
4:04pm
WAHU, PIAW. Protecting Wisconsin health care consumers.
3:21pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on Joint Finance Committee's motion for a venture capital program.
2:45pm
Partnership for Wisconsin's Economic Success. Repair child care rates in state budget.
12:52pm
Rep. Nass. Joint Finance Committee supports more tax collectors to squeeze taxpayers.
10:50am
State Treasurer Schuller. Wants DNR stewardship program on hold.
9:46am
Rep. Bernier. Area legislators request increased transportation aid for towns. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs.

3:32pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Budget panel votes to strip state treasurer of major duty.
12:30pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Republican Grothman criticizes Revenue workers.
12:17pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lawmakers ready to discuss borrowing limit for land purchases.
5:20am
Manitowoc Herald Times ReporterEditorial: Jobless claims proposal doubles the trouble.

Senate Floor Session

11:16am
Sen. Farrow. Milwaukee County Board reform approved by State Senate.
9:42am
Sen. Vukmir. Senate passes Milwaukee County Reform Bill.
4:44am
Milwaukee County Sup. Dimitrijevic. Statement on passage of Assembly Bill 85. 
4:42am
Sen. Larson. Statement on passage of another GOP attack on local control.
4:37am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Senate passes bill to reform Milwaukee County Board.

4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State Senate passes bill to cut budget of Milwaukee County Board.

Assembly Floor Session

12:19pm
Wisconsin Association for Justice. Two constitutional wrongs violate our constitutional rights.
4:46am
Rep. Sargent. A day of highs and lows in the State Assembly.

5:44am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Landlord-tenant bill held up in Assembly.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill to get around injunctions blocking state laws gets preliminary Assembly OK.

Legislative

4:54pm
Sen. Jauch. Introduces legislation protecting law enforcement families.
4:28pm
Rep. Ballweg. May 2013 proclaimed Youth Traffic Safety Month. SJR 18.
2:23pm
Rep. Hutton. Statement on Legislative Fiscal Bureau's updated general fund tax revenue estimates.
1:06pm
Rep. Sargent. Democrats introduce strong, common sense WEDC reforms.
11:40am
Rep. Barca, Sen. Lassa. Proposed reforms would give WEDC Board needed oversight, strengthen WEDC reporting.
11:05am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Announce joint listening sessions with Rep. Joel Kleefisch.
10:40am
Sen. Lasee. Introduces bill to help families of fallen officers.
10:39am
Sen. Darling. To hold listening sessions on May 18th.
8:43am
Sen. Carpenter. Mandate on Milwaukee taxpayers must end.

5:40am
Wisconsin Reporter. Twice as lousy: WI may duplicate useless SBA program.
5:34am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Dalai Lama tells Legislature to be compassionate. Chippewa Herald. 

State Agencies

3:59pm
DNR Sec. Stepp. Statement n Germann Road Fire.
3:53pm
DATCP. Garbe weighs the benefits of a major career change.
2:37pm
DNR. Phone line established for property owners potentially impacted by Germann Road Fire.
12:37pm
DATCP. Final ag census deadline is May 31.
12:28pm
DNR. Issues special air quality notice for Germann Road Fire.
12:20pm
DNR. Updated: Wildfire crews gain upper hand on massive Germann Road fire.
11:11am
DATCP. Alice in Dairyland shares the story of soybeans.
10:44am
DOJ. Special Agents partner with the Taylor County Sheriff's Department in ICAC operation.
10:10am
DNR. Day after nearly 9,000 acre Germann Fire, wildfire risk again elevates with dry, windy conditions and red flag warnings.
5:49am
DNR. Massive wildfire reported in Douglas County -- Germann Road Fire as of 22:30 on 5/14/13.

12:31pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin wildfire consumes 8.700 acres; logging equipment suspected. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
12:25pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin wildfire consumes 8.700 acres; logging equipment suspected.
6:01am
WDIO. Update: Germann Road fire burning 8,700 acres.
5:50am
Duluth News Tribune. Residents evacuated as Wisconsin wildfire grows.

Economy/Business

3:23pm
Dairyland Power Cooperative. Seeks solar photovoltaic energy resources.
2:36pm
WMC. Six companies win Business Friend of Environment.
10:47am
Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association. Responsible sand companies bring real economic benefits to Wisconsin.

12:27pm
Chippewa Herald. Report stirs debate of sand mines' financial impact.
4:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lockheed Martin executives defend littoral combat ships.

Statewide

3:20pm
Integrys Group. Winners of 17th annual Solar Olympics announced by WPS.
9:51am
Forward Institute. New study: "Wisconsin Budget Policy and Poverty in Education: A Study of the Impact of School Funding on Educational Opportunity."

6:02am
WKBT. Honey bee decline could have devastating impact on food supply.
5:27am
Marshfield News Herald. Editorial: State helmet law would save lives, dollars.
4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Great Lakes water quality improved, but there are still issues, report says.
4:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Freeze University of Wisconsin System tuition, red and blue Wisconsin voters agree.

Courts

11:31am
BHCW, MICAH, ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation, Miwest Environmental Advocates. Federal court finds faith, community health groups likely to succeed on merits of challenge to Zoo Interchange project. Deision and Order.
11:02am
Milwaukee Ald. Bauman. Federal judge's decision on Zoo Interchange Environmental Impact Statement creates opportunity for new direction in transportation investment.
8:47am

District I Court of Appeals. (Certification) State v. Michael R. Griep.


5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge says suit against Zoo Interchange work can go ahead.

Education

3:23pm
UW-Madison. Three degrees, on celebration for UW-Madison triplets.
2:46pm
UW-Madison. New tech-enhanced grocery shopping experience wins Innovative Minds prize.
2:21pm
UW-Stout. Green Bay-area students finish degrees without leaving home.
10:45am
Marquette University. Senior named 2013 Student Journalist of the Year by National Association of Black Journalists.

5:29am
Beloit Daily News. Union rips outsourcing plan.

Local

1:03pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Nationwide movement for a living wage strikes Milwaukee.

6:11am
USA Today. Fast-food workers stage protests for higher wages.

Congress

3:54pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. CBO makes clear America cannot afford Obamacare.
2:52pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Stands up for Wisconsin students.
2:51pm
U.S. Reps. Kind, Petri. Introduce the Assisting Family Farmers through Insurance Reform Measures (AFFIRM) Act to reform U.S. crop insurance policies.
2:34pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Responds to judiciary hearing with Holder.

11:35am
La Crosse Tribune. Rep. Kind to introduce farm subsidy reform.

Federal Agencies

5:48am
CBO. Updated budget projections: Fiscal years 2013-2023. Milwaukee Business Journal.

5:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: In IRS and AP cases, the government crosses the line. Appleton Post CrescentEditorial.Racine Journal Times. Editorial. La Crosse Tribune.Editorial.
5:30am
Janesville Gazette. Justice investigating IRS targeting of tea party; government watchdog blames lax management.

Tuesday May 14, 2013

Governor

12:57pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Walker has no problem with new residency rule.
9:06am
Washington Times. Governors: Special prosecutor needed in 'un-American' IRS scandal.
8:23am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Walker: Internet sales tax would help lower income tax.
4:52am
Wisconsin Reporter. Wisconsin's 'new norm' economy makes Walker's job goal no easy feat.
4:32am
Fox 11. Gov. Walker talks state finances in Green Bay.

Budget

2:42pm
Rep. Bies. Secures broadband funding for rural areas.
12:53pm
Wisconsin Grassroots Groups. Call for halt to stewardship fund spending.
12:17pm
Rep. Swearingen. Helps to restore broadband funding in the Northwoods.
11:22am
Rep. Czaja. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs. Secures broadband availability for rural areas.
10:15am
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation notices of the week.

5:49pm
Rep. Williams. Helps secure broadband access for rural areas.
9:29am
Fox 11. Lawmakers tour voucher schools. WBAY (Video).
5:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Wisconsin land conservation program needs fiscal discipline.
5:19am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Jobless benefits: Local lawmakers doubt effectiveness of measure to require more work searches.
4:57am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. GOP-led panel demands accountability on Walker's Corrections proposal.
4:34am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Proposal to double job search requirements gets panel's OK.
4:33am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Revenue secretary: Walker seeks middle road with tax plan.

Senate Floor Session

5:56pm
Sen. Farrow. Passes measures to protect consumers.
4:15pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Senate and Assembly pass income tax exemption bill for fallen soldiers.

Assembly Floor Session

5:48pm
Rep. Born. Military tax exemption bill passes in the Legislature.

3:06pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly approves underage drinking measure.
3:00pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Assembly bills on drunken driving sentences, WEDC contracts up for vote Tuesday.
11:42am
Janesville Gazette. Assembly to vote on tossing tenants' property.
11:37am
WBAY. Assembly to vote on drunken driving sentences.

Legislative

5:51pm
Rep. Young. AB-183: A landlord's wish list.
5:50pm
Rep. Stone. Thanking the Dalai Lama for speaking before the Wisconsin State Legislature.
4:46pm
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Requests records from Fond du Lac School District. Request. Wisconsin Radio Network.
3:03pm
Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin. Legislature advances consumer driven insurance measures.
2:27pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Fox Valley residents urge Senator Ellis to oppose Walker's plan to reject BadgerCare funds.
1:53pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: WEDC needs reform now.
4:30am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Do your State Legislators support non-partisan redistricting reform?
4:27am
American Heart Association, American Stroke Association. Supporters meet with Legislators for "Heart on the Hill" lobby day.

5:41am
WMTV. Dalai Lama to speak to Wisconsin Legislature.
5:29am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Editorial: GOP centralizing power at state level.
5:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County Sheriff's official questions eviction law change.
5:14am
Capital Times. Wisconsin lawmakers seek to regulate controversial drone technology.
4:54am
Chippewa Herald. 'Junk food' bill sparks debate.
4:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. WISPIRG report shines light on high costs of rent-to-own stores. 

State Agencies

3:07pm
DNR. Weekly News.
2:46pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Cites quality job opportunities, urges job seekers to register now for Southeast Wisconsin Career Expo, May 22, at UW-Parkside.
2:28pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces settlement with Ranbaxy allegations of adulterated drugs.
2:27pm
DATCP. Gypsy moth aerial spraying to start soon.
1:31pm
DHS. Fishermen age 50+ encouraged to take part in a survey on fishing and fish consumption.
12:54pm
DWD. Announces intent to contract with Burning Glass Technologies to help Wisconsin enhance labor market information system.
11:17am
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Issues permits.
10:16am
DATCP. Purple traps going up to track emerald ash borer.
4:37am
AG Van Hollen. Announces winner of Wisconsin's 2013 Amber Alert Poster Contest.
4:15am
DWD Sec. Newson. Announces Dennis Schuh as program manager in new Office of Skills Development, part of Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward initiative.

3:43pm
Sawyer County Record. New breed of satellite will monitor water quality of Wisconsin's lakes.
5:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin DNR board to begin broadcasting its meetings online.

Statewide

12:50pm
Clean Wisconsin. New report demonstrates the money-saving power of Focus on Energy.
12:41pm
WISPIRG. New report: Reduction in driving likely to continue.
10:15am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. Governor proclaims May as Building Safety Month in Wisconsin.
4:21am
Fair Wisconsin. Statement on Minnesota Senate vote for marriage equality.
4:14am
Wisconsin Women's Health. Receives grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

8:28am
Governing. Cities fight states over mandatory sick leave policies.
5:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. In warning for Wisconsin, lake study finds chemicals, cocaine in Minnesota waters.
4:42am
Milwaukee Business Journal. New transit lobbying group to support streetcar, Hiawatha.

Courts

12:16pm
Wisconsin Right-to-Life. Gosnell trial highlights the need to protect unborn babies who are capable of feeling pain.

Education

2:53pm
Marquette University. Study shows peer influence, status play role in female weight gain.
4:17am
UW-Stout. Students' film to screen at Qhia Dab Neeg festival in St. Paul.

4:46am
Daily Cardinal. Students, faculty reflect on consequences of ending Minnesota-Wisconsin reciprocity.

Local

5:54pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Haas. Applauds Parks Committee decision to keep paddleboat vendor local.
11:25am
Waukesha County Exec. Vrakas. Waukesha County Drug Free Communities launches Menomonee Falls C.A.R.E.S. program.
9:26am
Waukesha County Exec. Vrakas. Waukesha County Drug Free Communities to host forum on new drug trends in Waukesha County.
4:20am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County recognizes emergency responders for upcoming National Emergency Medical Services Week May 19th.
4:18am
Madison B Cycle. Free rides, commuter support station, discounted annual memberships.

Congress

9:20am
Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. White House scandals inhibit American freedom.

12:44pm
Reuters. Senate panel approves farm bill that expands crop insurance.
5:22am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Watergate-style probe is needed. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial.
4:40am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Pocan pushes for voter protection.

Federal Agencies

11:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended.
5:48am
Reuters. Associated Press says U.S. government seized journalists' phone records. USA Today.
4:59am
Janesville Gazette. Acting IRS commissioner repeatedly failed to tell Congress that tea party groups were targeted.

Politics

4:17pm
Wisconsin Radio Network. Poll shows strong support for UW tuition freeze
1:33pm
DPW. Presidential candidate Scott Walker calls for investigation of IRS; ignores law violations at his flagship agency.
1:16pm
Marquette Law School. Poll looks at 2016 presidential candidates, state budget issues and background checks for guns.
4:25am
Bishop for Secretary of State. Announces bid to become Wisconsin Secretary of State.

2:58pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Hillary Clinton leads both Ryan and Walker in Wisconsin 2016 matchup.
12:59pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Former state Rep. Litjens not interested in Senate run.

Monday May 13, 2013

Governor

3:56pm
Gov. Walker. Holds forward manufacturing roundtable with job creators in Green Bay.
12:03pm
Gov. Walker. Entrepreneur accelerator ready to support five startups in Milwaukee.
4:35am
Gov. Walker. Statement on 79th Annual Conservation Congress.

4:53am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Governor addresses Conservation Congress.

Budget

4:34am
Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association. Petroleum Environmental Cleanup Awards. 

12:37pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Measure would require work searches per week for jobless workers.
12:02pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Increasing Wisconsin prison staffing up for vote today.
5:28am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Do something that matters.
5:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: GOP continues attack on state's local governments.
5:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: It's not about ratepayers; it's about killing streetcar.
4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin conservation groups hope to ward off stewardship program cuts.
4:54am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Vouchers won't improve education.

Legislative

2:42pm
Sen. Carpenter. Governor Walker invited to explain residency repeal at Milwaukee Town Hall.
1:11pm
Wisconsin Chapter-American College of Emergency Physicians. Back vote on informed consent.
12:56pm
League of Conservation Voters. Memo regarding co-sponsoring LRB-0940, A watershed approach to water quality.
10:18am
Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin. Rep. Petersen named IIAW Legislator of the Year.
6:23am
Sen. Lasee. Canadian judge states wind turbines hurt property values.

3:54pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill on Milwaukee County supervisor pay up in the Senate Tuesday.
2:44pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Grothman urging rejection of rent-to-own rules.
12:22pm
WMTV. Bill would forgive dead soldier's taxes.
5:40am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Lasee urges state action on turbines.
5:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Is the GOP-run state Legislature at war with Milwaukee?
4:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly to consider bill that alters Wisconsin landlord-tenant law.
4:47am
Chippewa Herald. Republicans go further than Walker with tougher "double-dipping" bill.

State Agencies

4:00pm
DOT. Governor Walker proclaims May 15 as Operation Lifesaver Awareness Day.
2:54pm
DSPS. Addendum - Medical Examining Board.
2:36pm
DOJ. Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office joins the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force.
1:56pm
DOJ. Fallen Special Agent to be honored by the U.S. DEA at memorial ceremoney in Arlington, Virginia.
1:48pm
DOT. RIDESHARE program promotes "Bike Buddies."
1:47pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Urges educators, other stakeholders to attend statewide apprenticeship conference, submit workshop ideas.
10:43am
Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Hospital Association. Wisconsin hospitals infection rates far lower than national levels.
10:19am
DATCP. Clark County to host next Alice in Dairyland finals.
4:37am
DATCP. Olsen named 66th Alice in Dairyland.

10:20am
WMTV. Board to take up mining scope statement.
6:24am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Editorial: Jobs agency experiment a failure.
5:01am
Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Wisconsin board to vote on endangered species revisions.
4:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Don't let DNR skip public notice.

Statewide

2:30pm
WISPIRG. Survey finds astronomical rent-to-own prices, interest rates.
9:08am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. (Updated) Files complaint, seeks investigation of undisclosed election spending by school voucher advocacy group.
4:40am
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Wisconsin and economic development.

10:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. More U.S. gas may be exported.
5:49am
WKOW. Wisconsin and Minnesota on opposite trails for gay marriage.
5:25am
Janesville Gazette. Cancer patients and others taking pricey drugs could pay thousands in health overhaul plans.

Courts

3:59pm
Pro-Life Wisconsin. Welcomes Kermit Gosnell guilty verdict.
3:57pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Justice prevails in Gosnell verdict.

5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. U.S. Supreme Court considering Elmbrook graduation case.
5:00am
Daily Beast. Wisconsin farmer to stand trial for selling raw milk.

Education

2:40pm
Marquette University. CIO Kathy Long honored with IT Executive of the Year award.
1:12pm
UW-Stout. Online master's students see campus, meet for first time.
12:04pm
UW-Madison. Morgridge Center awards $300,00 in grants to engaged scholarship projects.
10:21am
Marquette University. New drug development for schizophrenia treatment topic of next "Marquette Presents" forum.

5:43am
Appleton Post Crescent. Neenah school district facing three major lawsuits.

Local

12:20pm
Waukesha County Exec. Vrakas. Waukesha County Drug Free Communities and Waukesha West High School launch "What's Your High" PSA campaign.
10:17am
Wisconsin Downtown Action Council. Community visit spotlights vibrant downtown Oconomowoc.
10:14am
United Wisconsin. Launches petition drive in Wauwatosa calling for the reversal of Citizens United.
7:55am
SnowShoe. Madison startup joins leading tech incubator.

5:10am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Mayor Barrett: Milwaukee streetcar work will move forward.
4:55am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. County board aims to sway governor of healthcare issue.

Congress

2:38pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on IRS. 
12:05pm
U.S. Reps. Pocan, Ellison. Announce right to vote amendment.
12:01pm
Dairy Business Association. Urges the House and Senate Ag Committee leaders to support margin insurance without supply management.
4:36am
U.S. Rep. Ryan. Announces Moblie Office visits for summer 2013.

4:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In a first, husband of gay Rep. Mark Pocan is issued federal spouse ID, newspaper says.

Federal Agencies

5:58am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Tea Party firestorm could stall other IRS probes. Reuters.
5:11am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Postal Service's $1.9 billion loss means reform can't wait any longer, senator says.

Friday May 10, 2013

Governor

2:02pm
Gov. Walker. Statement on the Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony.

Budget

3:39pm
Health First Wisconsin. Statement on JFC action to take away local power to combat childhood obesity.
3:27pm
Sen. Lasee. Budget amendment protects and empowers taxpayers.
2:03pm
DPW. Joint Finance Republicans give millions more to Scott Walker's flagship jobs agency for Walker marketing campaign.
11:42am
Sen. Carpenter. RIP City of Milwaukee, 2013.
11:07am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. WEDC must be disbanded.
9:19am
Sen. Vukmir. Freedom wins with lifting of residency requirements.
4:58am
Rep. Neylon. Meets with UW Madison students at budget listening session.
4:41am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Statement on WEDC actions.
4:39am
United Wisconsin. Statement on JFC passage of funding increase for WEDC.
4:38am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. GOP budget to reward Gov. Walker's troubled WEDC with additional taxpayer funding.
4:36am
Rep. Strachota. Budget motion protects Wisconsin consumers and businesses from unnecessary regulation.

5:25am
Chippewa Herald. Jobs agency faces loss of funding. Green Bay Press Gazette
5:08am
La Crosse Tribune. Nerison joins 13 other rural GOP lawmakers in seeking more school aid.
5:01am
Janesville Gazette. Budget panel votes to prohibit sugary drinks bans.
4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Residency rule based on distance approves by Joint Finance Committee. Wisconsin State Journal.

Legislative

2:05pm
Rep. Hintz. What's the rush? Stench of WEDC mars vote on venture capital bill.
12:02pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Opposes giving $25 million in venture capital funds to Walker's irresponsible, reckless WEDC.
11:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Assembly panel OKs venture capital bill - with Democratic amendment.
11:33am
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. Controversial anti-tenant bill rammed through legislative process.
11:10am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Pressure mounting on Senate to overturn Walker's plan to reject BadgerCare funds.
9:50am
Higher Educational Aids Board. Memo to Joint Finance Co-Chairs regarding Minnesota-Wisconsin Interstate Tuition Reciprocity Program. Memorandum of Agreement.
9:43am
Rep. Murphy. Applauds FoodShare reform.

5:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. County Board panel wants law firm to scrutinize state reform bill.
5:30am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Editorial: Sanitation workers finally gain consideration.
5:12am
Wisconsin Reporter. How much is an attorney worth? WI bill caps legal contingency fees.
5:10am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Dems renew attacks on WEDC.  Wisconsin Reporter.
4:52am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Keep paws off Audit Bureau.

State Agencies

4:50pm
DATCP. Foss Fine Meats recalls bratwurst, meat loaf and summer sausage.
3:33pm
DFI. 1st-quarter net income rises 7.6% for Wisconsin credit unions.
3:30pm
DPW. Is the Walker administration "proud of" its 44th in the nation job ranking?
3:28pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings.
12:26pm
DVA. Armed Forces Week an opportunity to recognize Wisconsin's service members and veterans.
11:30am
Lt. Gov. Kleefisch. Leads Small Business Roundtable in Germantown.
9:45am
DOJ. Form Marinette area police officer Ryan R. Ilse charged with theft by fraud.
4:37am
DNR. Receives exploratory drilling application from Gogebic Taconite, LLC.
4:31am
DSPS. Meetings May 13-17.

5:19am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gogebic Taconite applies for mining permit. Wisconsin Public Radio.
4:56am
Stevens Point Journal. Skyward files appeal over contract denial.

Economy/Business

6:19am
USA Today. Local governments' woes add to economic worries.
5:54am
Chicago Tribune. Talks suspended between Caterpillar, Milwaukee workers' union.
5:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin business tax burden ranked No. 35.

Statewide

6:15am
Bloomberg. Christie linked to Walker as rule changes anger workers.
5:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Minnesota on cusp of legalizing gay marriage.

Education

3:34pm
Marquette University. Communication dean elected as vice president of national journalism education association.
3:32pm
UW-Eau Claire. Faculty and staff announce retirements.
3:32pm
UW-Eau Claire. Commencement set for May 18 in Zorn Arena.
11:05am
UW-Stout. Students can donate unwanted items at Spring Move Out.

5:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Panel recommends Minnesota students attending UW-Madison pay out-of-state tuition.
5:04am
Janesville Gazette. Janesville School Board considering new options broudght by Act 10.

Local

4:49pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
12:04pm
All Aboard Wisconsin. We join the state battle for transit and rail.
11:49am
Milwaukee Ald. Bauman. Streetcar project to be addressed during Saturday rail event.
11:47am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Kick-off on construction season includes final phase of $25 million Monona Drive reconstruction.

5:15am
Badger Herald. Mayor introduces lobbying ordinance.

Congress

4:47pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Applauds DOT announcement keeping air traffic towers open.
9:33am
Dairy Business Association. Supports Wisconsin Congressional delegation efforts to oppose supply market provisions included in farm bill.
4:32am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Benghazi was the 3:00 a.m. call.

6:09am
New York Times. Bills would prevent rise in student loan rates.
5:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. After trip, Tammy Baldwin says 'there are no good options' in Syria.
5:13am
La Crosse Tribune. Legislators, farmers groups at odds over dairy legislation.

Federal Agencies

6:17am
Bloomberg. Navy $37 billion ships seen unsuitable have 2-year window. Military.com

Thursday May 9, 2013

General Fund Projections

5:11pm
Rep. Wright. Statement on news of revenue surplus.
4:26pm
DPI. Revenue projection opens opportunity for fair funding.
4:21pm
Rep. Suder. Statement on new revenue numbers.
2:44pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement on revenue projections.
2:38pm
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Encouraged by $575 million revenue increase.
2:30pm
Rep. Kaufert. Increased revenue projection should be used to eliminate structural deficit.
2:22pm
WASB Executive Director Ashley. Statement on the new revenue estimates.
1:00pm
Sen. Shilling. Statement on budget reestimates.
11:56am
Rep. Pasch. Statement on revenue projections.
11:55am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on new revenue projections.
11:09am
Gov. Walker. Statement on increased revenue projections.
10:57am
Sen. Larson. Revised revenue estimate provides additional $500 million for public education.
10:55am
Rep. Barca. Statement on new state revenue pojections.
10:55am
Speaker Vos. Statement on revenue numbers.
10:53am
Americans for Prosperity. The time is now for tax relief.
10:50am
Sen. Darling. Statement on improved revenue numbers.
10:48am
Reps. Nygren, Strachota, Kooyenga, Knudson, Klenke, LeMahieau. Revenue numbers breathe new life into budget debate.

12:23pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. State budget gets $500M boost from higher tax revenues. Chippewa Herald
10:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin revenue grows $500 million more than expected

Governor

10:38am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

4:43am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Walker stands by WEDC.

Budget

4:29pm
Wisconsin County Highways Association. Governor's budget addresses transportation needs in balanced way.
4:28pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. Comments on streetcar measure introduced in Madison.
4:24pm
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. Budget request.
3:42pm
Serving Size - Coalition. Serving size standards important to maintain complaince costs.
3:24pm
Wisconsin Restaurant Association. Banning local bans.
2:51pm
WTBA, Wisconsin Counties Association, IUOE Local 139, WI State Council of Carpenters, WI Laborers District Council, WI County Highway Association. Transportation industry position on request for 180 engineering positions at WisDOT.
2:42pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Joint Finance passes motion to streamline broadband investment in Wisconsin.
2:40pm
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Common sense prevails on downtown streetcar project.
1:51pm
Sen. Lazich. Statement on JFC approving audit of GAB.
1:04pm
Sen. Cullen. Proposes empowering, restructuring WEDC Board.
12:48pm
Sens. Vukmir, Lazich, Darling; Reps. Honadel, Kooyenga. Big win for Wisconsin ratepayers.
10:23am
LFB. General fund revenue and expenditure projections.

3:10pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin budget panel prepares new plan for WEDC budget.
5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmakers offer plan to kill Milwaukee's streetcar project.
4:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. WEDC funds may be voted upon, but then withheld.

Legislative

5:09pm
Rep. Jorgensen. WEDC failures leave state last in job growth, but hopefully not for long.
3:56pm
Rep. Sargent. Walker's job agency breaks the law, creates no jobs.
2:46pm
Wisconsin Association for Justice. Patient safety no longer the focus of informed consent law.
1:47pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Supports bipartisan bill restricting drones.
1:11pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Applauds informed consent vote.
1:09pm
Rep. Swearingen. To hold in-district meetings with residents.
12:53pm
Reps. August, Kessler, Craig, Taylor. Bi-partisan drone legislation introduced.  LRB-2001/1.
10:52am
Reps. August, Craig. Announce anti-drone bill.
10:51am
Rep. Kahl. Stands with veterans on AB-19.
9:28am
Rep. Barca. Democratic weekly radio address.
9:27am
Sen. Hansen. Senate passes bill to protect sanitation workers.
7:31am
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Wisconsin businesses applaud Assembly for advancing civil justice legislation.
7:30am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Hospitals hail passage of informed consent legislation.
4:28am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Statement on legislation mandating hospital staffing policies.
4:24am
Speaker Vos. Statement on passage of Milwaukee County Reform.

3:01pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Panel approves drunken driving bill.
5:36am
WBAY. Lawmaker set to unveil drone legislation.
5:11am
Daily Reporter. Democrats oppose bill affecting asbestos lawsuits.
5:07am
Wausau Daily Herald. Petrowski-authored dental bill passes Legislature.
4:54am
Wisconsin Reporter. 'CPA Caucus' found UW System doom and gloom didn't add up.
4:49am
Daily Cardinal. ASM chair asks state assembly to vote down landlord-tenant relations bill.
4:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Assembly passes measure that changes what doctors must tell patients for diagnoses.

State Agencies

5:11pm
Skyward. Statement on filing formal appeal with the Department of Administration.
4:20pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
3:22pm
DNR. Wetland mitigation banks proposed in Marathon County and Monroe County.
3:04pm
DOJ. Special Agents partner with the Sauk County Sheriff's Office and the Waukesha Police Department in ICAC operation.
2:49pm
DNR. Proposed general permit for small recreational projects topic of May 16 hearing.
12:10pm
DHS. Wisconsin prepares for another active season of tickborne disease.
10:40am
DPI. Four students named Presidential Scholars from Wisconsin.
10:27am
GAB. Announces campaign finance training sessions.

5:34am
WKBT. DWD Deputy Sectretary visits Trane Co. to talk apprenticeships.

Economy/Business

7:37am
Dept. of Labor. Unemployment insurance weekly claims report.

Statewide

3:26pm
Wisconsin Guild of Midwives. Virginia Priest, CPM, LM receives Martha Ballard award.
2:21pm
RENEW Wisconsin. A contrarian perspective on baseload power.
1:13pm
Enough Already Wisconsin. Oregon governor gets it right - enough.
12:45pm
WDA Foundation. Awards more than $51,000 to 20 dental health programs.
12:31pm
State Bar of Wisconsin. Attorney and former State Bar President recognized for outstanding contribution to legal system.
12:24pm
LGBT Chamber of Commerce. PNC joins Chamber as Gold Founding Member.
10:42am
School Choice Wisconsin. Mike Nichols - After two long years, DOJ finds no discrimination.

5:55am
Bloomberg. Blacks made history surpassing white voter turnout rates.
5:47am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Minnesota House set to vote on same-sex marriage Thursday.
5:35am
WEAU. 11 Wisconsin troops coming home from Afghanistan.
5:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Loss of snow cover puts some species in jeopardy, UW scientists say.

Education

4:23pm
UW-Stevens Point. Moses Creek restoration recognized for collaboration.
2:26pm
UW-Milwaukee. Continues to sell Palermo's Pizza product on campus.
11:08am
UW-Stout. University video 'About Stout' available online.
9:26am
UW-Stout. Names alumni director-development officer.
9:24am
Marquette University. Government scholar, pollster Charles Franklin joins Marquette University.
9:22am
UW-River Falls. Graduate classes train Montessori teachers.

10:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin students decline, international students rise as percentage of most recent UW-Madison freshman class.
5:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Protesters help close Palermo's pizza stand at UWM.
5:01am
Beloit Daily News. Single-gender classes stay.

Local

3:20pm
Milwaukee Ald. Hamilton. Proposal deserves a closer look...and perspective.
2:24pm
Waukesha County Exec. Vrakas. Waukesha County Drug Free Communities to recognize prevention week with multiple events May 12-17.
12:47pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Offering help to aging veterans.

5:59am
Governing. How Milwaukee became a center for water innovation.
5:26am
Oshkosh Northwestern. State veterans no longer allowed in court program.
5:24am
Sheboygan Press. Boards tell developer wind turbine plan is 'incomplete.'

Congress

2:36pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Introduces the balancing act, reforming conservation efforts in the farm bill.
1:16pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Reintroduces the Private Property Rights Portection Act.
12:25pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Votes against debt prioritization and default.
11:53am
Dairy Business Association. Leadership meets with Speaker of the House John Boehner.
10:37am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Introduces bipartisan budget solution.

1:16pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Votes against bill that plans for U.S. default.
6:08am
Washington Times. Diplomat on the ground tells Congress he was 'stunned' by Rice account of Benghazi.
5:38am
WISC. Madison businesses debate online sales tax.
5:00am
Janesville Gazette. Senators discuss changing background checks bill.
4:41am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Comp time or overtime pay? House passes bill to give workers a choice.

Federal Agencies

8:35am
Reuters. Fed says some were underpaid in foreclosure settlement.
6:03am
Washington Post. With 10 patterns, U.S. military branches out on camoflage front.

Politics

10:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Paul Ryan says conservatives 'have to understand what we're doing wrong.'

Wednesday May 8, 2013

Governor

2:27pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints Chief Deputy Scott Parks as Marathon County Sheriff.
2:26pm
Gov. Walker. Issues proclamation and video message honoring State Employee Recognition Day.
11:49am
NIFB. Says Wisconsin has earned better biz ranking.

4:58am
Racine Journal Times. Seeking economic insight, Walker, Cabinet secretaries visit city.

Budget

2:51pm
United Wisconsin. Calls on Joint Finance Committee to delay or dump WEDC.
2:08pm
Rep. Nass. UW System has crossed the line-in-the-sand.
12:39pm
Rep. Brooks. K-12 funding a priority.  Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs.

2:17pm
La Crosse Tribune. Nygren promises more money for schools.
1:58pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Milwaukee, Madison mayors oppose residency change.
1:56pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP leaders would set distance limit for workers who move after residency rules dropped.
11:06am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Lawmakers to move ahead with WEDC budget vote.
6:38am
Tomah Journal. Vruwink calls for standards under voucher program.
5:29am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Budget committee could vote on WEDC.
5:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. BadgerCare proponents call for Walker to change budget provisions.

Legislative

5:11pm
Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars. Troubled by Assembly vote to pass legislation denying and delaying justice to veterans.
5:09pm
Asbestos Victims Network. Assembly members choose asbestos companies over veterans and senior citizens.
5:06pm
Military Order of the Purple Heart. Assembly disappoints veterans by passing bill delaying and denying justice to asbestos victims.
5:03pm
Rep. Craig. Letter to UWM Chancellor Lovell regarding Palermo's Pizza.
4:58pm
Rep. Wachs. Assembly Republicans deny justice for asbestos victims, veterans.
4:15pm
Rep. Craig. Applauds passage of common sense Milwaukee County Board reform.
4:12pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Thanks Assembly for passing reform bill.
3:19pm
Sen. Vukmir. Assembly passes Milwaukee County Board bill, Senate up next.
2:49pm
Rep. Williams. Applauds passage of AB-110.
2:37pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. Real reform one step closer for Milwaukee County.
2:11pm
DPW. After voting against requiring Scott Walker's flagship agency to follow state law, Republican Rep. Jeff Stone calls compliance at WEDC a "top priority."
2:10pm
Waste Management, Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin. Lawmakers boost safety of recycling and waste collectors.
1:31pm
Sen. Hansen. To introduce bill requiring Legislative Audit Bureau to conduct annual audits of WEDC.
1:29pm
Rep. Stroebel. Comments on actions against Palermo's Pizza at UW-Milwaukee.
12:21pm
Rep. Kolste. Votes against food bill; for reining in WEDC.
11:29am
Wisconsin Association for Justice. AB-139 puts patient safety at risk.
11:24am
Rep. Krug. Votes for better health in Wisconsin.
11:02am
Wisconsin Dental Association. Non-covered services legislation now ready for governor's signature; Benefits patients and small-business dental practices.
9:15am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Senate and Assembly pass "Slow Down to Get Around" bill.
9:02am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Memo to Assembly regarding support for AB-139 - physician informed consent.
8:48am
Rep. Kahl. Pushes requirement to have WEDC follow the law, ensure accountability, and protect the taxpayers.
6:45am
Sen. Jauch. Praises U.S. Senate vote on Marketplace Fairness Act.
6:37am
Rep. Bies. Assembly honors Bo Johnson with Hometown Hero Award.
4:46am
Rep. Tittl. Comments regarding Kewaunee Power Plant shutdown. Green Bay Press Gazette.
4:29am
Rep. Severson. Votes for healthy lifestyles.
4:28am
Rep. Severson. ATV/UTV bill passes Assembly.
4:28am
Rep. Bernier. FoodShare Reform bill gets 'OK' from State Assembly.
4:26am
Rep. Jagler. Bill to protect sanitation workers headed to governor.
4:24am
Rep. Kaufert. Assembly passes FoodShare Reform bill. 
4:21am
Rep. Swearingen. Votes to promote good health in Wisconsin.
4:20am
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Supports FoodShare reform.
4:19am
Rep. Spiros. Introduces bipartisan "Leo's Bill."
4:18am
Speaker Vos. Statement on passage of FoodShare reform.
4:16am
Rep. Zamarripa. Assembly Repubicans waste time on hollow food stamp bill while Walker's WEDC breaks the law.
4:13am
Rep. Steineke. Votes for better health and accountability.

2:30pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State Senate panel backs bill to cut budget, power of County Board.
11:33am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Jauch, Smith to meet on synthetic marijuana.
5:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. Speaker Vos says troubled jobs agency is headed in right direction despite embarrassments.
5:09am
Manitowoc Herald Times ReporterEditorial: Junk food purchase bill flawed. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial.
5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Coalition calls for changes in state's lemon law for vehicles.
4:55am
Appleton Post Crescent. Assembly approves junk food stamps bill. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:51am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Bill requires sex offenders to notify schools.
4:50am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Editorial: Incentive to fight welfare fraud worth exploring.
4:33am
Janesville Gazette. Dalai Lama to speak to Wisconsin Assembly.

State Agencies

4:41pm
DOT. Adopt-a-Highway crews keep roadsides beautiful.
4:14pm
PSC. Wisconsin values safe drinking water.
1:53pm
DHS. Medical Transportation Management, Inc. will begin providing non-emergency medical transportation services on August 1, 2013.
12:58pm
DOJ. Former Jefferson County Drug Task Force supervisor bound over for trial on theft and misconduct charges.
12:51pm
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. Farmer faces jail for feeding community.
12:15pm
DWD. Deputy Secretary highlights Wisconsin apprenticeship as employer-focused training program to meet skills gap.
8:46am
DPW. InBusiness Magazine slams failures, ineptitude at Scott Walker's flagship agency.

11:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Board members of troubled jobs agency reach for solutions.
5:17am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: State agency has failed taxpayers.
4:53am
Sheboygan Press. Troubles mount for Walker's jobs agency.

Economy/Business

2:32pm
WMC. Twelve companies nominated for environment awards.
9:07am
WMC. Presents this year's Wisconsin Business World.

6:15am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Bon-Ton to close Younkers in Wisconsin Rapids.
6:14am
Milwaukee Business Journal. RockTenn closing Milwaukee plant, cutting 69 jobs.

Statewide

1:52pm
Wisconsin Professional Police Association. Oak Creek Police Officers' heroics to be honored by President Obama at Rose Garden ceremony.
12:18pm
Wisconsin Specialty Cheese Institute. Elects new officers and board directors.
9:27am
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Women's health supporters unite at 2013 Wisconsin Women's Health Policy Summit.
4:31am
AFL-CIO. 89 workers died on the job in Wisconsin in 2011.

6:06am
New York Times. Hospital billing varies widely, government data shows.
5:58am
Governing. GAO report paints bleak fiscal outlook for states, local governments.
5:46am
USA Today. Hospitals lose $8.3 billion using old technology.
5:16am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Distracted driving deaths vastly underreported, study says.

Courts

8:10am
District II Court of Appeals. Ronald J.R. v. Alexis L.A.

Education

2:29pm
Marquette University. Provost John Pauly announces plans to return to faculty, step down as provost.
11:26am
UW-River Falls. Bayer name 2013 Distinguished Agriculturalist.
11:03am
UW-Madison. Ride to Farm support beginning dairy and livestock farmers.
9:29am
UW-Stout. Efforts to curb alcohol abuse are paying off.
9:11am
UW-Madison. Dictionary of American Regional English gets financial reprieve.
8:45am
UW-River Falls. Student presents research at high-profile Wisconsin events.
4:23am
Voces de la Frontera. Applauds UW-Milwaukee decision to halt sales of Palermo's pizza.

5:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW wins greenhouse gas grant. Wisconsin Public Radio.

Local

2:33pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Commission on Economic and Workforce Development to begin work advancing regional economic collaboration.

5:32am
WQOW. Chippewa County says no, for now, to air quality study of frac sand.
5:23am
Badger Herald. City department budgets could see 10 percent cut.
5:19am
La Crosse Tribune. State AARP backs county Medicaid resolution.

Congress

3:18pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Wisconsin delegation weighs in on farm bill.
12:25pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces National Endowment for the Arts partnership grant for Wisconsin Arts Board.
11:04am
U.S. Rep. Petri. Announces May town meeting schedule.

5:51am
Reuters. Lawmakers plan to start drafting farm bill next week.
4:43am
Waukesha Patch. The sale might be over for Internet shoppers if federal bill passes.

Politics

5:22am
Wisconsin Reporter. Conservatives target Schultz, a 'RINO' they see as an endangered political species.
5:04am
Marshfield News Herald. Editorial: GOP advantage is in fiscal sphere.
4:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker headlining Newport Beach fundraiser for GOP governors.

Tuesday May 7, 2013

Governor

10:22am
Gov. Walker. Wisconsin improves in Best States for Business ranking three years in a row.
4:05am
Gov. Walker. Takes Cabinet on the road.

Budget

4:56pm
Reps. Petryk, Krug, Larson. Republicans request funding for K-12 public education. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs.
10:35am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Over 230 Wisconsin organizations have called on legislature to overturn Walker's BadgerCare blunder.
9:42am
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families. Advocates say disallowed BadgerCare changes shouldn't be resurrected in state budget.

9:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Column: A call for Medicaid expansion.
5:02am
WEAU. Local leaders urge Sen. Moulton to support accepting federal money for BadgerCare.
4:22am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Set priorities, and build roads.
4:15am
Chippewa Herald. Governor's budget includes possible future Medicaid cuts for children, report says.
4:09am
Daily Cardinal. Ward comments on surplus, future of UW funding in state budget.

Legislative

4:59pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Governor Walker's Economic Development Corporation failure.
4:54pm
Rep. Ballweg. Legislation updating ducks tour statutes passes.
4:23pm
Rep. Bies. Bill to broaden the definition of intoxicant passes Assembly.
4:12pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Honors UW-Whitewater Gymnastics and Wheelchair Women's Basketball teams on Assembly floor. AJR-27. AJR-28.
4:10pm
Rep. Milroy. May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.
4:09pm
Rep. Barca. Assembly GOP: We won't stop WEDC from breaking the law.
2:55pm
Rep. Barnes. Letter to Attorney General: Investigate, prosecute WEDC.
2:51pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Schools Safe Bill passes Assembly.
2:47pm
Sen. Harris. Put WEDC under the same microscope as struggling families.
2:46pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on Senate passage of the food stamp bill.
1:29pm
Rep. Kerkman. FoodShare Integrity Bill passes State Senate.
1:16pm
Sen. Wirch. Slams WEDC for lack of oversight, reckless spending.
1:11pm
Sen. Darling. Taking a bite out of food stamp fraud; trafficking bill heads to governor.
12:17pm
Sen. Gudex. Responds to food stamp prevention bill passage.
12:07pm
Media Trackers. Rep. Andy Jorgensen treats WEDC funds as cash cow.
11:50am
Sen. Shilling. Democrats demand immediate reform to end pattern of WEDC waste, fraud and abuse.
11:40am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Support Senate Bill 163. Redistricting reform legislation formally introduced in Wisconsin. 
10:25am
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation notices of the week.

2:48pm
Fox 11. New redistricting plan in the works.
12:14pm
WISC. Senate passes dental insurance changes.
12:11pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Democrats call for committee on WEDC.
12:10pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Senate OKs sanitation worker safety bill.
10:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Unions converge on Madison to lobby for health care bills.
4:52am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Gudex fields criticism of school voucher program support.
4:35am
Racine Journal Times. City sees issues with proposed benefits law.
4:00am
Milwaukee journal Sentinel. Odd coalition opposes Wisconsin bill limiting junk food purchases for food stamp users.

State Agencies

3:00pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Communities receive $6.4 million for projects.
2:59pm
ACLU of Wisconsin, Disability Rights Wisconsin. Special needs vouchers are not the answer to disability discrimination in voucher schools.
2:45pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on WEDC.
1:17pm
WEDC. Wisconsin companies recognized for success for export excellence.
1:09pm
DNR. Weekly New.
12:33pm
AG Van Hollen. To honor fallen officers at Law Enforcement Memorial ceremonies in Milwaukee and Madison.
10:31am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Files complaint, seeks investigation of undisclosed election spending by school voucher advocacy group.
10:24am
DOJ. Special Agents partner with the Lake Geneva Police Department and Walworth County Sheriff's Office in ICAC operation.
10:20am
OCI. Administrative Actions - April 2013.

12:16pm
WQOW. WEDC spokesman resigns month after hire. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. WKOW. DPW.
5:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DPI may need legislative action to address disability in voucher schools.

Economy/Business

4:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mercury Marine president discusses industry, jobs.

Statewide

4:06pm
Wisconsin Ethanol Coalition. Wisconsin gets eight new E15 pumps.
1:20pm
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. State aid cuts, property tax limits slow growth in local government revenues.
11:58am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. May is Building Safety Month. Fire safety emphasized.
10:27am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. President Darin Von Ruden travels to Japan to participate in third WFO convention.
4:48am
RENEW Wisconsin. New Executive Director announced.

4:50am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Concerns grow about hormone-disrupting chemicals in Wisconsin water.
4:48am
Boston Globe. Cranberry farmers struggle as surplus drops prices.

Courts

5:05am
Fox 11. Outagamie County suing state over citations.
4:26am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Injunction to halt work on St. Croix bridge is denied in federal court.

Education

2:53pm
UW-Stout. Graduate excited to begin her career in biotech industry.
2:50pm
AFT-Wisconsin. Squandering of resources, lack of transparency, and ignoring shared governance paint ugly picture of UW System Administration.
1:19pm
UW-Madison. New $10 million project aims to develop and promote resilient, sustainable dairy systems adapted to a changing climate.
12:03pm
UW-Extension. New center helps companies commercialize technology. 
11:34am
Marquette University. Charles Franklin goes "On the Issues" to present new Marquette Law School poll.
10:45am
UW-Stevens Point. Alumna to address graduates.
10:29am
UW-River Falls. Distinguished alumnus and teacher to be honored at spring commencement. 
10:21am
UW-Madison. Advanced manufacturing focus of June 10-14 conference.
8:41am
MacIver Institute. Nearly half of special needs students' applications denied open enrollment in public schools.

Local

9:29am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony.
3:56am
Milwaukee Council President Hines, County Sup. Stamper. Statement on Washington Park homicide.

Congress

1:14pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Combats over-criminalization.
11:32am
U.S. Rep. Ryan. Racine student selected as Congressional Art Competition winner.
10:36am
U.S. Rep. Petri. Column: An income-based repayment system that works for students.
9:27am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Levels the playing field for Wisconsin small businesses.
4:04am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Continues to fight to keep air traffic control towers open.

5:28am
Reuters. Fight expected in House on online sales tax. USA Today.
4:59am
Appleton Post Crescent. GOP seeks alternative to overtime pay.

Federal Agencies

4:29am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. USDA agrees to buy $5 million in excess cranberries for nutrition programs.
4:03am
Bloomberg. Navy ship can't meet mission, internal U.S. report finds.

Politics

8:49am
Republican Party of Dane County. Recognized at state convention.

4:13am
Wisconsin Reporter. Walker making out-of-state political rounds.
4:07am
WAOW. Rep. Paul Ryan talks political divide, 2016 plans.

Monday May 6, 2013

Governor

10:51am
Gov. Walker, DPI Supt. Evers. Four nominated for ACT's College and Career Readiness award.

1:31pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker pledges to address treatment of disabled students in voucher schools.
1:24pm
Chippewa Herald. Gov. Waker calls for special meeting of WEDC board following scathing audit.
4:56am
Capital Times. Amid 1,000 layoffs in Wisconsin, Scott Walker gets no love from U.S. Chamber.

Budget

3:37pm
Rep. Richards. Republican Finance Committee chairs rush to pump taxpayer money into broken jobs agency.
12:00pm
Wisconsin Budget Project. Time to stop stalling on state budget cushion.
11:41am
Sen. ShillingColumn: Rent-to-own provision should be pulled from state budget.

12:26pm
WMTV. Walker says there will be more money for schools.
5:05am
Chippewa Herald. Dems call on finance committee to postpone voting on more money for troubled jobs agency.
4:58am
Chippewa Herald. Voucher advocates, opponents fight to win over public, key Senators.
4:30am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: Medicaid expansion is good for whole state.
4:20am
Daily Cardinal. Voucher expansion could have local effects in Madison district.

Legislative

3:53pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network. Keep balance of powers in Wisconsin government.
2:33pm
Reps. Genrich, Shankland. Call on Obama to protect Social Security. Letter to President Obama.
2:02pm
Rep. Bernier. Announces in-district office hours.
1:44pm
Rep. Larson. To hold constituent listening sessions with Sen. Terry Moulton.
1:19pm
Sens. Hansen, Cullen, Schultz. Senators formally introduce nonpartisan redistricting plan.
11:57am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Open the pantry door and shine the light on economic development programs.
9:38am
Speaker Vos. Holds listening sessions today.

1:25pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Local lawmakers: Let counties keep part of money from welfare busts.
5:48am
USA Today. Universities, lawmakers consider capping tuition prices.
4:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Scott Walker administration must fix issues at WEDC.
4:23am
Appleton Post Crescent. Steineke pushes for voice for victims.

State Agencies

3:17pm
DHS. Wisconsin a national leader in screening for and indentifying hearing loss in infants.
2:07pm
WEDC. Aptar commits to significant capital research and development investment.
1:11pm
DOA. Announces $9.7 million in homebuyer and rehabilitation grants.
1:10pm
DOA. State awards $3.2 million in housing grants.
10:15am
DNR. Wolf count indicates population has stabilized, slightly declined.
9:40am
DOT. Students encouraged to use "pedal power" on May 8.

5:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Software company protests new single-vendor system in schools.

Economy/Business

9:35am
Xcel Energy. Amps up Power Check program.

4:54am
Marshfield News Herald. Marshfield cheese plant to expand production, add jobs.
4:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Caterpillar's tough labor negotiation reaches Milwaukee.

Statewide

7:20am
Wall Street Journal. Standing guard for the sturgeon.
4:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Circus World Museum face uncertain future.
4:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal funding becoming scarce for two anti-terrorism centers in Wisconsin.
4:30am
Fond du Lac Reporter. The gritty reality of legislating cranial protection for motorcyclists.

Courts

10:52am
Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. Files open meetings lawsuit against Milwaukee County Board.

Education

2:41pm
UW-River Falls. Phillip Phillips concert cancelled.
11:10am
UW-Stevens Point. Summers named provost, vice chancellor.
10:18am
UW-Madison. Student competes in 'Jeopardy!' College Championship.
9:31am
UW-Madison. Decline in snow cover spells trouble for many plants, animals.
4:15am
Milwaukee Public Schools. Governor, state supt. nominate Rufus King for national ACT award.

10:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 11% of Wisconsin kindergartners not ready, test results show. Wisconsin State Journal
5:01am
Beloit Daily News. Single gender data reviewed.
4:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Vouchers a boon for private schools in Milwaukee, Racine counties.

Local

1:08pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Bowen. Says Sheriff Clarke "destabilizing" House of Correction, applauds County Board action.
12:40pm
Madison Maor Soglin. 2014 Capital Budget Message.
4:11am
CRG Network. To host Serb Hall rally in support of real reform of the  Milwaukee County Board.

1:37pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. County Board overrides Abele's vetoes of reform plan.
1:33pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. City opens the door a bit to relaxing residency rules.
5:35am
Fox 11. Tribal council says no to plant in Oneida.
4:25am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Federal audit questions how county, city police spent grant money.
4:04am
Superior Telegram. Particular Wisconsin counties see more heating assistance requests.

Congress

1:14pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Announces winners of Congressional Art Competition.
12:21pm
U.S. Rep. Petri. Responds to Washington Post editorial on student loan reform.
4:08am
U.S. Rep. Petri. Congratulates nominess on their acceptance to U.S. Service Academies.

5:53am
Washington Times. 'Fiscal cliff' debt truce nears its end with no solution in sight.
4:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan defends softened approach to immigration.

Politics

9:32am
RPW. Energized and driving the agenda in Wisconsin.
4:03am
RPW. Concludes successful convention session.

5:09am
Wisconsin Reporter. Priebus to Wisconsin GOP: Party of 'permanent politics' has 'got to start now.'
5:03am
Janesville Gazette. Janesville man ponders state run for state office.
4:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker pitches voucher expansion, food stamp restrictions at GOP convention.
4:18am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Republicans tout Gov. Walker's record.
4:07am
Duluth News Tribune. Ryan tells Wisconsin GOP to capitalize on health care issue.

Friday May 3, 2013

Governor

10:42am
Gov. Walker. Wisconsin tourism industry continues growth in 2012.

12:20pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Tourism spending up 5% last year.
4:07am
Jackson County Chronicle. BRF woman reportedly threatens to shoot governor's wife, kids.

Budget

1:42pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Question GOP rush to approve funding for Gov. Walker's troubled WEDC agency.
12:19pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fiscal Bureau report offers alternatives to ending residency.

5:21am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Skyward loses contract protest.
4:21am
La Crosse Tribune. Evers: Walker ed plan harms rural schools.

Legislative

4:09pm
Rep. Kleefisch. (Updated) Column: Hold Wisconsin accountable.
4:06pm
Sen. Tiffany. Calls on WI Congressional Delegation to investigate EPA practices.
2:27pm
Racine County Republican Party. Urges legislature to enact AB-110.
1:19pm
Assembly Rural Caucus. To continue listening sessions on 2013-15 state budget.
1:09pm
Speaker Vos. Speaker's Briefing for May 3.

5:22am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Another audit in WEDC's future.
5:12am
Tomah Journal. Editorial: Explore streamlining Wisconsin's two-year colleges.
5:00am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Little opposition to state drunken driving bill.
4:40am
WJFW. Proposed bill would require vets to report animal abuse.
4:17am
Badger Herald. Republican lawmakers defend judge limitation law.

State Agencies

1:41pm
DOJ. Adams County man convicted of first degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse, forgery, identity theft and false information on a missing person.
1:10pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings May 5-11.
12:21pm
School Choice Wisconsin. Response to Department of Justice letter on students with special needs.
11:57am
Emergency Management. Situation report #4 on winter storm/flooding.
11:56am
DOJ. Special Agents partner with the Appleton Police Department in ICAC operation.
11:44am
DOJ. Waupaca County campground owner charged with securities fraud, perjury, and bail jumping.
10:42am
Skyward. Statement on filing formal appeal with the Department of Administration.
10:35am
OCI. Health care reform - FAQ.
10:15am
DOJ. Wisconsinites turn out to drop off nearly 23 tons worth of drugs during April's National Prescription Drug "Take-Back" Day.
10:03am
State Public Defender Thompson. Statement on National Drug Court Month.
9:59am
DWD. Meetings and Hearings May 6-10.
3:57am
DSPS. Meetings May 6-10.
3:56am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

12:17pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Skyward vows appeal of decision on school information system.
4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin told to boost oversight of voucher schools' disability rolls.
4:19am
Wisconsin Reporter. WEDC delivers the (fringe) benefits, works without the personnel policies, audit finds.
3:58am
Fox 6. Future of Wisconsin job creation agency in question.

Economy/Business

11:30am
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. Congratulates USW & KPS on new labor agreements. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
10:14am
Bureau of Labor Statistics. April payroll employment increases by 165,000; unemployment rate changes little (7.5%). U.S. Rep. Pocan.

7:37am
Reuters. Job growth beats expectations in April.
5:28am
Bloomberg. Enbridge expansion could turn into Keystone-like fight.

Statewide

4:47pm
Wisconsin Credit Union League. Wisconsin man's 37-year career with credit unions improved Americans' financial well-being.
4:03pm
Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association.

Celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month this May.


5:58am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. St. Croix bridge: Zebra mussels found on construction barges.
5:56am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Minnesota House abandons plans to vote on gun legislation this year.
5:51am
Chicago Tribune. Madigan pension reforms pass House.
5:31am
Reuters. States balk at making up for cuts, guard revenues.
4:25am
Chippewa Herald. First survey of public workers and managers since Act 10 shows they no longer see eye to eye on much.

Courts

8:06am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Barry LeSieur.

Education

2:18pm
UW-Madison. Shakhashiri receives prestigious award for public education.
10:43am
UW-Madison. Unique engineering shop looks to another challenge of 21st century physics.
10:38am
UW-Stout. Art for the masses: steamroller printmaking, Senior Shows.
5:23am
MPS. 123 educators to be honored Saturday at MMABSE gala as Teacher Appreciation Week approaches.

4:15am
Daily Cardinal. Federal loan availability for college students fails to match tuition increases.

Local

4:53pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
4:05pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Unveils new enhancements to family fishing in Stewart Park in advance of season opener.
10:37am
Xcel Energy. River conditions limit installation of boat barriers near several hydro plants on the lower Chippewa River.
10:02am
Milwaukee Housing Authority. Westlawn Gardens and Lapham Park recognized as Top Projects by The Daily Reporter and Wisconsin Builder.
4:08am
CRG Network. Campaign and rally to support real reform of the Milwaukee County Board.

4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Chris Abele vetoes County Board's own reform measure.

Congress

1:07pm
Wisconsin Family Action. What does Paul Ryan really believe is best for children?
12:12pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Applauds USDA decision to purchase $5 million in cranberries for food assistance programs.

4:13am
Badger Herald. U.S. Sen. Johnson, Rep. Pocan speak on debt. Daily Cardinal.
4:10am
Muskego Patch. Sen. Ron Johnson open to path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
4:03am
WBAY. Congress calls for reviews of Navy's LCS program.

Politics

10:09am
RPW. State convention provides opportunity to celebrate victories, prepare for 2014.

1:26pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State GOP, seeking to broaden its appeal, holds annual convention this weekend.
4:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. School choice group's spending on Rick Gudex's Senate campaign pays off.

Thursday May 2, 2013

Governor

1:14pm
Gov. Walker. Announces new Council on Workforce Investment. 
12:00pm
Dane County State Legislators. Letter to Gov. Walker regarding UW support.
11:19am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

11:42am
WISC. Walker open to new audit of job-creation agency.
4:15am
Ashland Daily Press. Walker heading up north for fishing opener.

Budget

2:55pm
Rep. Ballweg. Donate life budget motion adopted by JFC.
11:44am
School Administrators Alliance. Private school voucher expansion: A growing taxpayer-funded entitlement.
9:04am
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families. Asks lawmakers: Do you care about early education?
3:56am
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Madison math: When an 'increase' is really not an increase.

4:49am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Just hypocrisy marching on.

Legislative

4:18pm
Reps. Shankland, Vruwink. Statement on DPI's rejection of Skyward protest.
3:51pm
Rep. Knudson. Announces listening sessions.
3:50pm
Rep. Krug. Introduces budget amendment to defund statewide single-vendor student information system.
3:24pm
Rep. Pope. Statement on U.S. DOJ letter regarding discrimination in Milwaukee voucher schools.
2:57pm
United Council of UW Students. Bill erases protections for student renters.
2:18pm
Sen. Lassa. Statement on rejection of Skyward protest.
2:18pm
Rep. Jorgensen. WEDC mismanagement leaves Wisconsin dead last in job growth.
12:51pm
Democratic Members of Assembly Jobs, Economy and Mining Committee. Statement in response to LAB audit on WEDC.
12:06pm
Sen. Hansen. Governor should step down as chair of WEDC Board.
9:37am
Rep. Hesselbein. Bill assists veterans in completing their UW degrees.
9:06am
Assembly Financial Institutions Committee Members. Letter to Rep. Craig requesting hearing on AB-63.
9:02am
WI Grassroots Organizations. Open letter to Republican state officials on Common Core State Standards.
8:40am
Sen. Larson. Democratic weekly radio address.
3:53am
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. Devastating anti-tenant bill being fast-tracked.

3:08pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP plan to limit Wisconsin judges authority may be unconstitutional.
12:31pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Wis. committee considers drunken driving sentences.
9:54am
Isthmus. Wisconsin GOP pushes to limit corporate liability.
5:21am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Delaying controversial court rulings.
4:56am
Daily Cardinal. State legislators outline new bill aimed at increased domestic abuse enforcement.
4:43am
Wausau Daily Herald. Proposed landlord law could strip tenants of rights.
4:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW System reserves projected to grow another $150 million.
4:30am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Wells on UW surplus: 'We shouldn't be throwing each other under the bus.'
4:22am
Sheboygan Press. Business owners press for bill on venture capital.

State Agencies

4:11pm
Emergency Management. Situation report #3 - winter storm.
3:02pm
DNR. State Recycling Council seeks public input to increase plastic recycling.
2:59pm
DHS. Activates dead bird reporting hotline to track West Nile virus.
2:17pm
DFI. Adjustment service firm ordered to pay $6.1 million in restitution, forfeitures.
2:15pm
DNR. Ice, road conditions delay trout stocking in some northern lakes.
2:14pm
DOT. Last month was the safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII.
1:34pm
ACLU of Wisconsin, Disability Rights Wisconsin. Wisconsin school voucher system may not discriminate against students with disabilities, U.S. Dept. of Justice says. U.S. DOJ Letter to DPI Supt. Evers.
1:27pm
Survival Coalition. Agrees with U.S. Dept. of Justice that vouchers discriminate against students with disabilities.
1:25pm
Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin. Parents agree with U.S. Department of Justice: Vouchers not working for students with disabilities in Wisconsin.
1:04pm
DPI. Response to Skyward - Statewide Student Information System protest.  Protest Filing.
11:33am
Emergency Management. Situation report - winter storm.
11:18am
DOJ. Special Agents partner with the Walworth County Sheriff's Office and the Village of Walworth Police Department in ICAC operation.
11:13am
DPW. Audit shows Scott Walker's economic development agency failed to follow law, track taxpayer money.
11:08am
DOJ. Special Agents partner with the Everest Metro Police Department in ICAC operation.
3:59am
Milwaukee 7. WEDC on right course to support jobs.

3:07pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin told to boost oversight of voucher schools' disability rolls.
3:05pm
Stevens Point Journal. Skyward loses appeal for state contract.
12:21pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In reversal, PSC agrees to take second look at $250 million wind farm.
10:15am
DPI Supt. Evers. Column: Teaching: A noble calling.
5:57am
Appleton Post CrescentEditorial: WEDC must turn itself around - quickly.
4:54am
Chippewa Herald. State unemployment benefits extended.
4:14am
Milwaukee Business Journal. GMC official to lead state's new Office of Skills Development.

Economy/Business

12:26pm
Alliant Energy. Wisconsin Power and Light Company continues to build on its environmental commitment.
11:57am
Wisconsin Energy Corporation. Klappa cites milestones in customer satisfaction, employee safety, reliability in annual meeting review of 2012 highlights.
11:11am
Boardman & Clark Law Firm. Employment law update - May 2013.
7:49am
Dept. of Labor. Unemployment insurance weekly claims report.
5:57am
Integrys Group. Reports improved first quarter 2013 earnings.

7:50am
Bloomberg. Jobless claims in U.S. unexpectedly decline to five-year low.
4:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. BuySeasons cuts about 90 jobs in New Berlin.

Statewide

9:18am
AARP. Seeks nominees for "2013 State Andrus Award for Community Service."

Courts

1:11pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Files lawsuit against MATC for violating Act 10.
9:36am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Alan D. Eisenberg.
9:29am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Lamont L. Travis.

2:04pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawsuit filed against MATC over new contract with faculty's union.
5:37am
The Hill. Justice Dept. to appeal Plan B court ruling.

Education

1:28pm
UW-Stout. National Rural Institute to feature 'Famous Dave.'
10:31am
UW-Madison. Letters & Science finalists to conduct presentations.
10:30am
UW-Madison. Public invited to UW Family Gardening Day.
8:40am
Marquette University. College of Nursing to host forum on mental health care services in Milwaukee.

4:55am
Daily Cardinal. UW System plans new reserve policy.
4:52am
Janesville Gazette. Janesville School District, union reach tentative deal.

Local

4:02pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Vetoes Board's plan.
2:20pm
Milwaukee County Sups. Bowen, Jursik. Applaud court decision shifting control of House of Corrections.
12:54pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. County to secure final agreements necessary to begin construction of second cow power facility.
11:26am
City of Madison. Public Health report reveals Mifflin Street "party" woes and guidance.
9:28am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Calls for increasing police overtime funding, adding 20 new officers.  Emails.

5:58am
Duluth News Tribune. Heavy snow in Wisconsin: Storm may skirt Duluth, Arrowhead.

Congress

3:21pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Returns to taxpayers $81,326 from annual office budget.

12:36pm
Chippewa Herald. Kind hears frustration about government.
11:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bipartisan forum on deficit and debt being held tonight in Madison.
5:38am
The Hill. Paul Ryan says he supports 'concept' of Internet sales tax.
4:38am
Racine Journal Times. Ryan pushes for reform.
4:18am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Johnson: Government spending out of control.

Federal Agencies

11:55am
EPA, USDA. Release new report on honey bee health.

Politics

3:22pm
Washington Post. Seeing double: Several states boast 2 candidates eyeing potential presidential runs in 2016.

Wednesday May 1, 2013

WEDC Audit

2:17pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. (Updated) New audit shows gross mismanagement of WI job creation programs.
2:02pm
Sen. Harris. Outraged by mismanagement at WEDC.
1:49pm
Sen. Lassa. WEDC audit shows immediate need for reform.
1:45pm
WMC. Comments on WEDC audit.
1:41pm
Wisconsin Economic Development Association. WEDC audit an opportunity for improvement.
12:24pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement regarding the recently released audit of WEDC.
12:18pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on today's WEDC audit.
12:10pm
Sen. Hansen. WEDC audit confirms Democrats' concerns with lack of accountability.
12:08pm
Rep. Hulsey. To Governor Walker on WEDC Legislative Audit Bureau report: WEDC can't run a two car parade.
12:05pm
Reps. Richards, Sargent. Audit of Gov. Walker's jobs agency confirms worst fears.
12:01pm
Rep. Barca. New audit shows continued lack of transparency, accountability at WEDC.
11:59am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit finds major problems at WEDC; Co-Chairs demand accountability. Audit. Highlights.

2:20pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State's flagship jobs agency failed to follow law, track loans, audit says.
12:08pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Audit finds big problems with state economic development agency. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Governor

3:31pm
Gov. Walker. Transform Milwaukee showing tremendous progress one year into effort.

4:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Overtime costs during Scott Walker's second year dropped 22%. Racine Journal Times.

Budget

1:46pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Praises JFC action on blight program.
11:27am
Sen. Harris. Appreciation for Joint Finance Committee's allocation decision.
8:43am
Rep. Bies. Washington Island gets approval for $5.2 million for dredging of Detroit Harbor.
3:58am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Statement after first Executive Session.
3:54am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett, Chief Flynn, Commissioner Dahlberg. City of Milwaukee officials appreciate Joint Finance Committee acton on blighted property.

11:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Budget committee rejects plan to monitor more for overweight trucks.
10:00am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Policy issues have no place in state budget.
4:43am
Capital Times. Scott Walker's budget calls for 89 new jobs to help enact Obamacare.
4:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Evidence doesn't support choice program expansion.
4:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State budget panel OKs harbor project in Robin Vos' home county. Racine Journal Times.
4:03am
WXOW. Democrats slam Gov. Walker's proposed voucher school expansion.

Legislative

4:38pm
Reps. Klenke, Weininger. Legislators hold special UW budget listen session.
4:20pm
Democratic Members of Joint Finance. Objection letter to DOA proposed 2012-13 lapse plan. DOA Lapse Memo.
3:55pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Authors personal jursidiction bill.
11:31am
Rep. Kolste. Wants civil discussion of UW budget.
8:50am
Choice Schools Association. Response to legislator comments, invitation.
4:06am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Much needed bipartisan electioneering disclosure legislation introduced.

11:45am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Audit finds big problems with state economic development agency. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
10:18am
Capital Times. Editorial: Republican Glenn Grothman stands up for the little guys.
4:56am
Daily Cardinal. State housing bill draws criticism from city official, students.
4:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bill would give bar owners  weapon against underage drinkers.
4:12am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Assembly panel approves junk food stamp bill. MacIver Institute.

State Agencies

4:31pm
Emergency Management. Situation report - snowstorm/flooding.
2:42pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Announces new steps to promote apprenticeship as proven means to prepare workers with skills employers need.
11:34am
DWD Sec. Newson. Appoints Scott Jansen Director of new Office of Skills Development, part of Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward initiative.
11:14am
DOJ. Madison man sentenced for Medicaid fraud
10:58am
Emergency Management. NOAA emergency radios save lives.
10:33am
DATCP. Parking invoice scam hits East and West Wisconsin residents.
9:12am
DATCP. All is fair for DATCP's rein.
8:05am
OCI. Notice regarding qualified application submission deadline change.
3:56am
ETF. Annuity payment statements update.

Economy/Business

7:23am
ADP. National employment report shows slower pace of job gains; 119,000 jobs added in April.

2:33pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Klappa: Wisconsin economy 'treading water.'
7:40am
Reuters. Private sector adds 119,000 jobs in April: ADP.
4:16am
Chicago Tribune. Wisconsin workers reject proposed Caterpillar contract.

Statewide

4:24pm
Voces de la Frontera. Thousands march in Milwaukee for a broad path to citizenship on May Day.
3:46pm
Wisconsin Literacy. To host workforce training conference in Milwaukee.
2:13pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. Brian McGrath joins WILL team.
1:50pm
Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter. May Day: Pricey, underperforming coal plant exemplifies Wisconsin's need for a better energy strategy.
11:32am
DPW. U.S. Chamber of Commerce study finds Wisconsin ranked dead last in short-term job growth.
11:16am
Wisconsin Association for Justice. Annual Law Day focuses on equality.

Courts

11:42am
Chief Justice Abrahamson. Column: Drug courts recognized as effective approach to improving justice system.
8:21am
District II Court of Appeals. CED Properties LLC. v. City of Oshkosh.
8:20am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Nely B. Robles.

Education

2:04pm
UW-Stout. Alumna's debut book makes N.Y. Times best-seller list.
11:01am
UW-Madison. Flu expert elected to National Academy of Sciences.

4:59am
Appleton Post Crescent. Neenah school board denies tax claims by former employees.

Local

11:33am
City of Madison. Receives four responses to the Judge Doyle Square Request for Qualifications.
10:59am
Enough Already WI. Clock ticks on Kenosha casino's needed BIA approval.
10:34am
Dane County Sup. Richmond. County would give perference to local materials under new proposal.

Congress

2:40pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Calls for new Senate hearing on Benghazi.
10:39am
U.S. Rep. Petri. Announces Congressional Art Competition winners.

5:35am
The Hill. Freshman lawmakers prepare to introduce their first bills.
5:25am
WAOW. Rep. Ron Kind criticizes lawmakers for vote he cast himself.
4:45am
Janesville Gazette. Ryan meets critics, tough issues at forum.
4:37am
Stevens Point Journal. Kind gives back to constituents.

Federal Agencies

4:10pm
Family Planning Health Services. Federal governement continues politicization of heath care.

4:50am
Janesville Gazette. FDA allowing 15-year-olds with ID to buy morning-after pill over the counter.
4:46am
Janesville Gazette. Obama administration simplifies health care form.

Politics

2:37pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Spokesman says Moore will run again for House seat.
5:23am
WXOW. Barca: "haven't thought" about running for governor.
4:09am
Times Union. GOP brings Scott Walker, Ted Cruz, for fundraisers.

 

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