Saturday May 30, 2020 - Updated 1:56pm

Governor

1:56pm
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin National Guard to support law enforcement in Mliwaukee. 

Friday May 29, 2020

Governor

4:14pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues call for investigation into racially discriminatory and violent policing at Minneapolis Police Department. 
3:56pm
Rep. Taylor. Use of force standards needed now. 
3:55pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Statement on the racist murder of George Floyd. 
3:54pm
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on the death of George Floyd. 
3:36pm
Sen. Bewley. Statement on the death of George Floyd. 
2:20pm
Rep. Vining. Calls on fellow lawmakers to work for liberty and justice for all. 
2:15pm
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Statement on death of George Floyd. 
2:14pm
Wisconsin Professional Police Association. Wisconsin's largest police group issues statement on the death of George Floyd. 
11:10am
AG Kaul. Statement on the death of George Floyd. 
11:09am
Gov. Evers. Releases statement on death of George Floyd. 

1:18pm
WTMJ. 'His life matters and his family deserves justice': Gov. Evers speaks on death of George Floyd. 

Budget

3:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System administration office announces dozens of layoffs due to COVID-19. 
3:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW bears brunt of first wave of state spending cuts during coronavirus outbreak. 

Legislative

12:03pm
Sen. Marklein. Column: Do Dairy Month differently. 
11:16am
Rep. Pronschinske. Column: Volunteerism in 2020. 

3:20am
Fox 6. Wisconsin blocking group of people with disabilities from federal unemployment assistance. 
3:15am
Racine Journal Times. While thousands wait for unemployment checks, Wisconsin's Republicans and Democrats criticize each other. 

State Agencies

2:12pm
DNR. National Dam Safety Awareness Day is May 31. 
11:15am
DNR. Let the adventures begin during Free Fun Weekend June 6-7.
11:12am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Prepares for Fall elections by approving block grants to municipalities and mailing to voters - COVID-19. 

Economy/Business

3:35pm
DWD. Additional unemployment insurance benefits available in Wisconsin under Extended Benefit Program. 

10:16am
AP. Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise. 
4:17am
Reuters. Exclusive: U.S. taxpayers' virus relief went to firms that avoided U.S. taxes. 
4:00am
Sheboygan Press. Sock-maker Wigwam Mills to lay off 'vast majority' of Sheboygan employees due to COVID-19. 
3:30am
CBS 58. More than 25 percent of child care providers in the state expected to shut down permanently. 
3:27am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin car dealerships saw sales fall by nearly half after coronavirus. Now, they're changing to survive -- and keep customers safe. 
3:19am
WISN. Wisconsin uses a 50-year old computer system to process unemployment claims. 
3:18am
Milwaukee Biz Times. A glimmer of good news on unemployment in Wisconsin. 
3:17am
Kenosha News. Jobless rate tops 16% in Kenosha County. 
3:14am
WISN. More than $4.4 million dollar loss from Wisconsin State Fair cancellation. 

Coronavirus

3:00pm
DOC. Update: Mass testing for COVID-19 at Waupun Correctional Institution. 
12:59pm
Sen. Wirch. With eviction moratorium over, rental assistance grants avilable for covid-impacted renters. 
10:03am
DMA. Bilingual Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assisting with COVID-19 results notification. 

2:10pm
WISC. Rock County 4-H fair canceled because of COVID-19 concerns. 
2:09pm
WKOW. New hospitalizations for COVID-19 at 47; 18 deaths reported. 
1:20pm
WISN. Children's Wisconsin investigates first cases of child illness related to COVID-19. 
10:08am
Reuters. U.S. college towns on edge as coronavirus threatens football season. 
10:06am
Politico. Trump extends National Guard's coronavirus deployment following outcry. 
10:01am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Farmers can sign-up for email updates on state ag assistance. 
4:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Casa Tequila in Waukesha shuts temporarily after a cook is diagnosed with COVID-19.
3:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. After receiving county approval, Hodag Country Festival cancels 2020 event. 
3:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee alder seeking state extension of eviction moratorium as pandemic continues. 
3:24am
WJFW. Crandon International Off-Road Raceway postpones Brush Run to late September. 
3:23am
The Center Square. Dane County Executive wants Safer at Home replacement, says people continue to get sick. 
3:22am
WTMJ. Vendors devastated the Wisconsin State Fair is canceled. 
3:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Farm families, livestock exhibitors saddened by Wisconsin State Fair cancellation. 
3:09am
WISC. Another 617 COVID-19 cases confirmed as positive percentage of new tests drops to 4.8%.
3:08am
Fox 11. Health department, businesses react to positive COVID-19 test at Appleton bar. 
3:04am
Appleton Post Crescent. 3 staff, 1 resident at Wisconsin's 3 veterans homes have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:10am
WISC. Army Corps of Engineers called on to help Rock County residents dealing with lasting flooding. 
3:07am
Fox 11. Town of Clay Banks officials ask for state help to address Lake Michigan erosion. 

Statewide

1:00pm
PDPW. Speakers during week nine of The Dairy Signal to address consumer buying habits and environmental impact of COVID-19. 

Courts

9:59am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Robert C. Menard. 

11:19am
The Hill. Lawsuit accuses Trump administration of illegally seizing tax refunds from student loan borrowers. 

Education

11:17am
UW-Madison. Scientist helps set national earth sciences research priorities for next decade. 

4:03am
Janesville Gazette. Expected deficit makes Janesville school referendum more likely. 
3:11am
WKOW. Edgewood College makes cuts to secure financial future. 
3:11am
WKOW. Blackhawk Technical College announces reopening plan. 

Local

11:13am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County announces recipients for lakes clean-up partnership program. 
10:09am
Milwaukee City Attorney Spencer. Tests negative for COVID-19. 
10:02am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Fight the bite: Take steps to prevent West Nile Virus. 
4:25am
Milwaukee County Sup. Supreme Moore Omokunde. County Board unanimously supports including transitional jobs program in COVID-19 relief. 

12:04pm
DrydenWire. Shell Lake Police Chief posts statement on death of George Floyd. 
4:10am
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa Valley law enforcement: Placing a knee on neck not standard technique. 
4:09am
WSAW. Wausau's police chief gives his perspective on the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 
4:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dane County police chiefs condemn actions of Minneapolis officers following death of George Floyd; community members call for change. 
4:01am
Racine Journal Times. Chief Howell, others 'outraged' over George Floyd's death. 
3:16am
WTMJ. President Trump commits $40.9 million to Milwaukee's East West Bus Rapid Transit Program. 
3:13am
CBS 58. Milwaukee mayor, police chief address George Floyd death and protests. 
3:12am
NBC 15. Dane Co. community leaders, police discuss death of George Floyd. 

Congress

1:22pm
Growth Energy. Celebrates first anniversary of year-round E15. 

3:41am
Politico. Senate committee to vote on new subpoenas on Russia probe origins. 

Politics

11:22am
Priorities USA Action. Launches updated ad on Trump's coronavirus failures as death toll passes 100,000. 
10:10am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Fit for the fight: Files nomination papers. 
9:59am
Callahan for 35th Assembly. Governor Tommy Thompson endorses. 

Thursday May 28, 2020

Governor

12:06pm
Gov. Evers. Even during COVID-19, America's Dairyland celebrates June Dairy Month. 

Budget

4:37pm
Rep. Nygren. Governor Evers' budget cuts raises more questions. 
4:15am
DOA. Announces $70 million in cost savings throughout state agencies for FY19-20. 

3:26am
WKBT. Wisconsin agencies pinpoint $70 million in savings to cover COVID-19 losses. 

Legislative

12:38pm
Rep. Nygren. As hundreds of thousands suffer, DWD claims they are doing a "great job" while governor cuts their budget. 
12:02pm
Sen. Roth. Weekly Republican radio address: Dysfunction at the Department of Workforce Development. 
11:33am
CVA. State lawmakers fight for veterans' health care, CVA-WI applauds effort. 
11:19am
Sen. Cowles. Kaukauna joins Green Bay with an approved plan to reduce lead-laden water. 
10:25am
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding UI Trust Fund. 
9:14am
Rep. Vruwink. Column: America's Dairyland...and much more.
4:10am
A Better Wisconsin Together. Still no plan from Wisconsin Republicans to help speed unemployment claims. 

1:00pm
Fox 6. GOP legislative leaders send letter to Gov. Evers, urging him to 'immediately correct' unemployment issues. 
3:34am
CBS 58. State leaders work with Wisconsin pro sports teams on reopening plans. 
3:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Backlog of Wisconsin's unemployment claims expected to continue for months. 
3:32am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Unpaid unemployment claims top 728,000 as state Senate holds hearings on backlog. Fox 6. Wisconsin Public Radio.  
3:21am
CBS 58. DWD secretary answers questions on unemployment claims delay. 
3:17am
WBAY. State says long-awaited pandemic unemployment payments issued May 21. 

State Agencies

4:40pm
Rep. Neylon. Elections Commision votes to misappropriate millions of tax dollars on election. 
4:38pm
DNR. Help protect turtles on the move. 
2:31pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Surprise! Wisconsin Elections Commission does the right thing. 
1:03pm
DNR. Natural Resources Board approves 2020 elk harvest quota. 

10:19am
Reuters. Wisconsin to send mail-in ballot applications to 2.7 million voters. 
3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Elections Commission votes to send absentee ballot applications to 2.7 million voters. 

Economy/Business

1:02pm
Racine Journal Times. Multiple Victoria's Secret and Bath and Body Works to close; future of Regency Mall's stores uncertain. 
8:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As they reopen, small retailers grapple with new expenses, uncertainty. 
8:54am
The Hill. GDP fell 5 percent in first quarter, more than first estimated. 
7:49am
AP. 41 million have lost jobs since virus hit, but layoffs slow. 
4:05am
Beloit Daily News. Unemployment rates quadruple in many Wisconsin cities. 
3:55am
Reuters. New wave of U.S. layoffs feared as coronavirus pain deepens. 
3:52am
The Hill. Fed: Sharp economic decline in May leaves businesses 'pessimistic' about recovery. 
3:47am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Cutting hundreds of jobs in Sturtevant, BRP is ceasing Evinrude production and partnering with Mercury Marine. 
3:42am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Metro Milwaukee lost nearly 108,000 jobs in April. 
3:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. A bad time to graduate: Class of 2020 facing historic job market uncertainty. 
3:23am
WAOW. Several employees at Abbyland Foods test positive for COVID-19. 
3:21am
WISN. Awaiting decision, state fair vendors in limbo. 
3:20am
WKOW. Janesville-Beloit metro tops WI's unemployment, officials say hurting healthcare industry a cause. 

Coronavirus

4:43pm
Sen. Stroebel. State Fair Board cancels 2020 fair. 
2:56pm
Rep. Hebl. We cannot accept preventable deaths. 
2:55pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Can I wear a mask into my bank?
1:17pm
DHS. Announes $10 million in funding for health clinics. 
12:41pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley, Chairwoman Nicholson. County leaders frustrated with denial of request for state aid. 
12:07pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic Radio Addrss encouraging Wisconsinites to wear masks. 
11:59am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Two week report since end of 'Safer at Home' shows coronavirus spreading statewide; calls on state leaders to come together and act. 
11:16am
Wisconsin State Fair. 2020 Wisconsin State Fair canceled. 
11:02am
LRB. The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in Wisconsin. 
10:12am
DMA. 29 May update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
10:10am
DATCP. What's next for agriculture: How the next round of federal aid could help Wisconsin farmers recover from COVID-19 challenges. 
9:15am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson continues WHA's public education campaign. 
4:18am
Rep. Stubbs. Governor Evers announces $200 million local reimbursement program for local governments. 

1:00pm
WTMJ. Alderman Rainey requests reinstatment of eviction moratorium as landlords file dozens of notices. 
12:13pm
NBC 26. Appleton will not open pools this year, cancels youth programs.
12:13pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin State Fair canceled due to coronavirus pandemic. 
12:11pm
NBC 26. Appleton will not open polls this year, cancels youth programs. 
11:15am
CBS 58. 2020 Wisconsin State Fair canceled over coronavirus. 
4:03am
Chippewa Herald. Rock Fest in Cadott cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. 
3:50am
The Hill. U.S. tops 100,000 coronavirus deaths with no end in sight. AP.
3:44am
Politico. 'I need the food': Ag Department food box program beset by delays. 
3:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Hodag Country Festival will be among state's first large events amid pandemic. 
3:35am
WJFW. Public Health official: Hodag Fest puts locals at risk. 
3:29am
Fox 6. State, local leaders stress continued need for masks, face coverings in public: 'It's not hard to do.'
3:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers announces $200 million in aid for localities as state sees record COVID-19 cases. 
3:22am
WTMJ. 7 bar, restaurant workers test positive for COVID-19 in Kenosha Co. after a busy weekend. 
3:20am
WISC. Wisconsin sees sharp rise in deaths due to COVID-19 as health officials confirm 662 new cases. 
3:18am
Fox 11. Evolving CDC guidance fuels coronavirus confusion amid rising political furor. 
3:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As Wisconsin enters third week with no stay-home order, coronavirus hospitalizations rising though percentage of positive cases stays low. 
3:15am
WBAY. Wisconsin reports 22 more COVID-19 deaths, 599 new cases. 
3:14am
WQOW. Legislators discuss statewide COVID-19 response. 

Statewide

2:30pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Wisconsin. WEA Trust awards $20,000 as they reopen. 
12:04pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Study: Federal Davis-Bacon Act raises costs, limits competition in WI. 
4:12am
ITC, Dairyland Power Cooperative. Receive Iowa Utilities Board approval for Cardinal-Hickory Creek Transmission Line Project. 

3:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Children's Wisconsin adds mental health team to ER, responding to rising rates of self-harm. 

Courts

11:14am
Empower Wisconsin. Justice Hagedorn's dissent was a bad call. 
10:07am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Diane R. Caspari. 

3:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court declines to hear second case over Tony Evers stay-at-home order. 

Education

2:50pm
Marquette University. Philosophy professor honored with Way Klingler Sabbatical Award. 
2:28pm
Carthage College. Awarded Kenosha Community Foundation grant to support veterans. 
2:27pm
UW-Madison. VisPy data visualization project awarded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant. 
12:05pm
UW-Madison. Wilcots named dean of College of Letters & Science. 
11:02am
UW-Stout. Going greener: Grounds department using hot water, nontoxic foam to control weeds. 
10:09am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Declining state aid, uncertain times create daunting budget tasks for Madison schools. 

12:59pm
Cap Times. Madison residents face greater school funding burden in new budget, report finds. 
3:57am
New York Times. DeVos demands public schools share pandemic aid with private institutions. 
3:24am
WCLO. School District of Janesville projecting structural deficit, considering additional referendum. 
3:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Likely to be more of a life raft': Despite infusion of referendum cash, MPS looking at stretched budget. 

Local

2:29pm
Wisconsin United to Amend. Lafayette County Board votes to support constitutional amendment. 
2:26pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Supreme Moore Omokunde. County Board passes resolution allowing 'credible messengers' to work with youth. 
10:11am
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Proposes property tax relief for Milwaukee County during COVID-19 pandemic. 
8:57am
Fox Cities Chamber, Network Health, Robin with HealthPartners. Offers new health plan program. 

4:02am
La Crosse Tribune. City of La Crosse looks at possible $4.42 million in budget cuts to offset losses. 
3:45am
Fox 6. 'Nightmare scenario:' Estimated 35K cases delayed by COVID-19 closures at Milwaukee County Courthouse. 

Congress

2:32pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. IRS opens door to more dark $ and foreign $ in our elections. 
12:00pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues call for Inspector General audit of OSHA's inadequate enforcment amid growing worker illnesses and deaths during COVID-19 pandemic. 

3:49am
CNBC. Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday, White House says. 

Politics

4:36pm
Mursau for 38th Assembly. Seeks re-election.
2:49pm
Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin. Endorse Melissa Sargent for state Senate. 
2:31pm
DeYoung for 83rd Assembly. Announces candidacy. 

3:27am
Cap Times. Former Madison principal, rural superintendent vie to lead Wisconsin's public schools. 

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Legislative

3:29pm
Sen. Bewley. Republicans can't rewrite their own history. 
3:29pm
Sen. Ringhand. Senate hearing highlights Republican roadblocks to unemployment. 
3:27pm
Sen. Smith. GOP unemployment blame game blows up in their faces. 
3:26pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Unemployment backlog may not be cleared until October. 
11:11am
Sen. Feyen. Statement on unemployment issues.  Email to DWD Sec. Frostman.
11:06am
Sen. Erpenbach. Calls for Senate to remove UI barriers.  Audit Highlights. Leg. Council Memo
11:02am
Sen. Smith. Column: Restoring trust in trying times. 

State Agencies

4:28pm
Pines Bach. Letter to AG Kaul regarding withdrawal of OAG-01-16; Friends of the Central Sands, Inc. response. 
3:04pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Cancels June meeting. 
1:19pm
DMA. Wisconsin Air Guard names new senior enlisted leader. 
10:02am
DCF. The Literacy Lab's Leading Men Fellowship awarded Preschool Development Grant contract. 

Economy/Business

12:08pm
DWD. April local employment and unemployment data released. 
10:00am
DWD Sec. Frostman. Statement on pandemic unemployment assistance. 

3:47am
CNBC. Amtrak needs $1.5 billion bailout, prepares to cut up to 20% of workforce. 
3:40am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Area restaurants carefully approach reopening dine-in service. 
3:33am
Wisconsin Dells Events. Wisconsin Dells looks to inject new life into the local economy after the coronavirus shutdown. 
3:32am
Fox 11. Some Wisconsin residents still haven't seen any unemployment benefits. 
3:31am
The Center Square. Wisconsin tourism chief hopes visitors return after coronavirus. 
3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Heath care field isn't spared in Wisconsin's coronavirus job losses. 

Coronavirus

3:26pm
Rep. McGuire. Statement on Gov. Evers' "Routes to Recovery" grants for local governments. 
1:22pm
Gov. Evers. Announces $200 million "Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants" program. 
11:13am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Farm groups applaud WI Farm Support Program, call for equitable distribution. 
11:09am
DMA. 27 May Update: Wisconsin National Guard surpasses 70,000 specimens collected at mobile testing sites around the state. 
9:20am
DATCP, Wisconsin Grocers Association. Shop locally, shop responsibly during COVID-19. 

1:26pm
WTMJ. Gov. Evers announces $200 million 'Routes to Recovery: Local Government Aid Grants' program. 
1:25pm
CBS 58. Health officials report 6 more COVID-19 deaths at long-term care facilities in Kenosha. 
12:12pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: 47 percent of Wisconsin nonprofits have reduced programming, staff amid pandemic. 
12:11pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. With eviction moratorium lifted, tenant advocates expect surge in filings. 
3:57am
The Hill. U.S. braces for COVID-19 'slow burn.'
3:56am
Reuters. Exclusive: Research finds concerning drop in U.S. colorectal cancer screening and surgeries. 
3:48am
AP. American virus deaths at 100,000: What does a number mean?
3:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin State Fair board votes to give chairman authority to cancel fair for the first time since 1945. 
3:39am
WAOW. 2020 Hodag permit approved by Oneida County. 
3:39am
WTMJ. Lake Geneva officials look for social distancing guidelines after busy weekend. 
3:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Landlords jump the gun and file eviction actions before governor's moratorium expires. 
3:36am
CBS 58. Leaders concerned over homeless population as governor's eviction moratorium ends. 
3:34am
NBC 26. Brown County releases plan to reopen amid coronavirus. 
3:29am
Fox 6. 'Wrong direction:' Milwaukee County falling behind in key indicators used to track safe reopening. 
3:28am
Fox 6. 16,128 test positive for COVID-19 in Wisconsin; 526 deaths, 9.4K+ recovered from virus. 

Statewide

3:05pm
United Health Foundation. Commits $2.5 million to Children's Wisconsin. 
9:59am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Discounted registration for vets, students available for June 4 Entrepreneurs' Conference. 
9:23am
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. First Results Broadcasting Education Grant awarded. 

Courts

2:19pm
AG Kaul. Files lawsuit challenging Trump administration's reckless rollback of national Clean Car Standards. 
1:21pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - order. 
10:00am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Peter J. Kovac. 
9:38am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. David M. Hay. 
9:37am
District II Court of Appeals. Kemper Independence Insurance Company v. Ismet Islami. 

Education

4:26pm
Edgewood College. Eliminates some faculty positions. 
3:02pm
DPI. Will accept public testimony at hearing on emergency rule expanding virtual summer and interim session courses. 
2:20pm
UW-Eau Claire. Virtual learning in action: Collaborative project results in pandemic-inspired music videos. 
1:22pm
UW-Madison. Success Works summer initiative to help students, recent alumni pursue career goals. 
11:15am
UW-Madison. COVID-19 canceled their variety show; students raised $340,000 for charity anyway. 
9:17am
UW-Madison Division of Extension. Staff awarded UW-Madison Baldwin Grants to address family engagement. 

10:17am
UW-Stout. Graphic communications students take second in printing competition. 
4:02am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to return to on-campus classes in the fall, add 'no-risk' enrollment. 
3:35am
WISN. MPS releases plan for students to return in fall. 

Local

4:35pm
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. The coming end of an era: Thank you Rocky Marcoux!
3:03pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. Recognizes nurses and staff at Milwaukee hospitals. 
9:18am
Kewaunee County. Closed portions of parks & seasonal properties to open. 

4:03am
Racine Journal Times. COVID-19 won't affect Racine County's finances as much as other counties, Delagrave says. 
3:34am
WKBT. Budget reduction plan to be considered by La Crosse faces nearly $4.5 million budget shortfall. 

Congress

4:34pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Introduces the Stop Coronavirus Scams Act. 
12:05pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads bipartisan group of senators calling on HUD Secretary Carson to take action on CDBG funding and guidance. 

Politics

12:07pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Mary O'Connor. 
12:06pm
Spreitzer for 45th Assembly. Qualifies for ballot to run for re-election. 
11:08am
Imes for 26th Senate. State and local recommendations for reopening the economy. 
9:21am
Skowronski for 82nd Assembly. Announces re-election bid.
9:15am
NextGen Wisconsin. Endorses Joe Biden for President. 
4:29am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Makes Assembly candidacy official. 

4:03am
Cap Times. Here's who's running for Madison's four open legislative seats. 
3:48am
U.S. News & World Report. Parties target control of state legislatures, redistricting. 

Tuesday May 26, 2020

Governor

3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers promises new UW Regents after board members with expired terms took votes. 

Legislative

4:59pm
Sen. Cowles. More solar developments shine a light on Wisconsin's energy future. 
3:58pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Completes round of calls with major Wisconsin sports teams. 
10:32am
Sen. Hansen. Republicans knew of problems with unemployment processing since 2014 and did nothing. 

State Agencies

12:08pm
Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee. A physical therapist nurse on staff at Fox Lake Correctional Institution has tested positive for COVID-19. 
10:30am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Enbridge looking to seize private property to reroute pipeline. 

Economy/Business

4:30pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data.
4:27pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 

1:09pm
Reuters. U.S. small firms leave $150 billion in coronavirus stimulus untapped. 
11:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. After years of holding steady, value of Wisconsin farmland starting to decline. 
4:38am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Badger Bounce Back criteria still a resource for reopening businesses, Lt. Governor Barnes says.
4:17am
Cap Times. Some Madison restaurant owners wary about reopening dining rooms. 
4:15am
Politico. 'Something isn't right': U.S. probes soaring beef prices. 
4:12am
AP. Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking. 
4:07am
Washington Post. The meat industry is trying to get back to normal. But workers are still getting sick - and shortages may get worse. 
3:51am
WTMJ. Racine to re-open businesses Tuesday after coronavirus shutdown. 
3:50am
CBS 58. DWD discusses BAR penalties and unemployment payments. 
3:48am
WKOW. 'It's not over but it's progress,' Dane County restaurants, breweries prepare to reopen Tuesday. 
3:47am
WISN. Some restaurants slow to reopen during pandemic. 
3:45am
Fox 11. Not much of a moneymaker: Pandemic impacts Door Co. tourism businesses. 
3:38am
Politico. Hemp was supposed to boost farmers. It's turned out to be a flop. 
3:36am
Taipei Times. Hon Hai outlines Wisconsin timetable. 
3:33am
Fond du Lac Reporter. 'Take it day by day': Downtown Fond du Lac retail begins to reopen after COVID-19 shutdown. 
3:31am
WISC. Republicans call on Evers administration to fix unemployment issues, Democrats say years of Republican reform to blame. 
3:29am
NBC 15. Wisconsin tourism officials encourage people to not travel to seasonal homes. 
3:26am
USA Today. 'For my sanity, 10 people is max': Small business owners make changes for public health as they reopen. 
3:22am
WKOW. Software from the '50s, hardware from the '70s: Outdated tech adding to WI's unemployment struggles. 
3:17am
WSAW. Greenheck Group reports positive COVID-19 case at Mosinee location. 

Coronavirus

4:30pm
Survival Coalition. Guidance on re-opening during COVID-19 pandemic in ways that protect people with disabilities and older adults. 
1:56pm
DMA. 26 May Update: Wisconsin National Guard resumes mobile testing at sites around the state. 
10:55am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Phase One reopening begins today in Madison. 
10:53am
FAST Fund. Evers' Rental Assistance Program a life raft for MATC students. 
10:44am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County to launch first responder COVID-19 testing program. 
10:43am
Various Madison Alders and Dane County Supervisors. Letter to Public Health Director Heinrich, Dane County Exec. Parisi, Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway regarding Forward Dane plan. 
3:53am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Farm groups applaud WI Farm Support Program, call for equitable distribution. 

1:27pm
CBS 58. Decision to cancel 2020 Wisconsin State Fair expected soon. 
1:06pm
WBAY. Fond du Lac County health officer says recent COVID-19 case linked to parties. 
12:10pm
Reuters. Fears of coronavirus second wave prompt flu push at U.S. pharmacies, drugmakers. 
11:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Despite lack of surge, Wisconsin hospitals plan for future waves of COVID-19 infections. 
4:30am
Portage Daily Register. Officials in Columbia and Sauk counties: Pandemic's not over despite court order. 
4:29am
Beloit Daily News. Rock County virus cases spike: Figures from Beloit testing expected this week. 
4:12am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin records 307 more COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths. 
3:44am
WBAY. 11 residents, 5 employees test positive for COVID-19 as Oshkosh senior living facility. 
3:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Summer officially starts this weekend, but the coronavirus means it won't be the same. 
3:24am
NBC 15. Dane Co. hitting more goals in COVID-19 fight; Wisconsin's meeting fewer. 
3:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. Advocates say Wisconsin must act as surge of homelessness looms amid COVID-19 pandemic. 
3:18am
Fox 6. 'Nothing like we've ever seen:' Memorial Day crowds at reopened Lake Geneva beach 'raise concern.'
3:16am
AP. States give few details on billions spent on virus supplies. 
3:16am
WKOW. Wisconsin order halting evictions expires Tuesday. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:36am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Record-high lake levels close two Washington Island attractions. 

Statewide

12:05pm
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Shutter bugs invited to submit photos from Great Lakes sites. 
12:04pm
Michael Best. Litigation & Bankruptcy groups bolster with addition of Christopher J. Schreiber. 
10:33am
Alliant Energy. Announces six new solar projects in Wisconsin. 
3:58am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. Training the next generation. 

Courts

3:57am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. In re the matter ot the final report of the Wisconsin Courts COVID-19 Task Force. 
3:56am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Extension of orders and interim rule concerning continuation of jury trials, suspension of statutory deadlines for non-criminal jury trials, and remote hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
3:55am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Extension of orders concerning remote administration of oaths - order.

11:09am
U.S. News & World Report. Justices allow lower courts to resume with virus controls. 
3:25am
NBC 15. Suing to stop Dane Co. stay-at-home order: "Every part of my life has been impacted."
3:18am
USA Today. 'Draconian'? 'House arrest'? Coronavirus lockdowns prompt raft of lawsuits against states. 

Education

3:24pm
UW-River Falls. Preder named top College of Arts and Sciences graduate.
1:03pm
UW-River Falls. Foster returns as interim chancellor.
1:02pm
UW System. Connie Foster appointed interim chancellor. 
10:34am
UW-Madison. Understanding ceramic 'mortar' of materials may reveal ways to improve them. 
10:28am
UW-Stout. Silver anniversary: Pitt honored as sports information officer.

11:14am
USA Today. Back to school? 1 in 5 teachers are unlikely to return to reopened classrooms this fall, poll says. 
3:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. In rural areas, teacher adjust to COVID-19 as students drive 30 miles to access the internet. 
3:27am
USA Today. 'What am I going to do now?': Some fear small Catholic college closing may not be the last. 

Local

1:11pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Lafayette County Board supports Citizens United. 

Politics

1:54pm
Republican State Leadership Committee. Flipping Trump-won Democrat-held districts key to victory for state Republicans in 2020 redistricting cycle. 
1:15pm
Briggs for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Announces candidacy. 
10:26am
Common Cause Wisconsin. May 2020 update: Elections and redistricting reform. 

1:28pm
AP. Briggs launches run for Wisconsin state superintendent. 
3:34am
WJFW. Democrat enters 35th Assembly race. 
3:30am
Door County Pulse. Jensen challenging Kitchens for District 1 seat. 
3:28am
WEAU. Gay Mills RN Jayne Swiggum declares candidacy for Wisconsin State Senate. 

Friday May 22, 2020

Governor

1:58pm
Gov. Evers. Congratulates Class of 2020 graduates. 

Legislative

1:09pm
Rep. Dittrich. Seeks clarification on care for seniors.  Letter to Gov. Evers.
11:31am
Sen. Marklein. Column: The numbers matter. 
11:24am
Rep. Ballweg. Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship Winner. 
11:22am
Rep. Ballweg. Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship winner. 
11:21am
Rep. Ballweg. Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship winner. 
11:16am
Rep. Nygren. Lt. Governor hosts global warming meeting while 675,000 wait. 
11:15am
Rep. Ballweg. Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship winner. 
4:41am
Sen. Cowles. PSC approves Green Bay Water's lead removal plan. 

State Agencies

5:12pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Moves candidate filing location to UW-Madison due to COVID-19 starting May 26. 
3:38pm
WEDC. Application deadline extended to May 26 for Ethnic Minority Emergency Grants. 
2:32pm
DMA. Wisconsin Guard unit continues multinational training mission in Ukraine. 
11:30am
AG Kaul. Spotlights resources during Mental Health Month. 
11:29am
DNR. Wisconsin state parks to adjust operations. 
4:48am
Midwest Envirnmental Advocates, Sierra Club, Honor Earth, LWV, Superior Rivers Watershed Association, 350 Madison. Coalition of advocacy groups files request to intervene in Line 5 case. 
4:33am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Hosts third member meeting of Governor's Task Force on Climate Change. 

4:28am
Chippewa Herald. Environmental advocates, landowners seek to stop Enbridge taking land for northern Wisconsin pipeline. 

Economy/Business

4:38am
Wausau Daily Herald. COVID-19 won't shut down Wisconsin's Northwoods tourism. But visitors should expect changes as businesses cautiously reopen. 
4:17am
CNBC. The coronavirus is crushing bankrupt retailers' hopes for a rebound - and threatening even more jobs. 
4:13am
USA Today. Cheap chicken, beef came at a cost. How American meat plants bred coronavirus hot spots.
4:01am
Racine Journal Times. 'It's just insanity.' Eight weeks unemployed, still no unemployment checks. 
3:49am
WTMJ. Residents desperate for unemployment benefits find help from local lawmakers. 
3:44am
WKOW. WI farmers thankful for help from state, federal relief packages until economy recovers. 
3:41am
WXPR. Economy sliding, but home purchase costs rising: WRA. 
3:39am
WBAY. Some local businesses add fees for sanitizing, others included in service. 
3:38am
ABC News. Employers struggle to compete with $600 coronavirus unemployment payments. 
3:30am
WISC. 'A lot of people are starting to struggle': Gig-workers, self-employed await PUA payments as DWD begins determinations. 
3:27am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin unemployment rate jumps to 14.1%, nearly 386K jobs lost in April. 

Coronavirus

12:21pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Issues order moving Dane County to reopening Phase 1. 
11:38am
DHS. Resilient Wisconsin expands reach. 
11:28am
Racine Mayor Mason. Statement after the announcement of Forward Racine Plan. 
11:26am
SEIU Healthcare. Frontline healthcare workers thank Gov. Evers for leadership on personal protective equipment, call for seat at the table. 
11:12am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Commends funding for disability services. 
4:45am
The Arc Wisconsin. Members are grateful for new support for home and community-based providers and people with disabilities. 
4:40am
Survival Coalition. Thanks governor for much-needed $100 million grant program that includes community-based long-term care. 

2:03pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Dane County businesses can start slowly reopening Tuesday. 
2:03pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. State parks to resume normal hours, bathrooms open next month. 
4:38am
ABC News. Milwaukee targets testing in hard-hit minority communities to try and tackle COVID-19 disparity. 
3:57am
WISN. Wisconsin State Fair still up in the air. 
3:51am
CBS 58. Milwaukee County sees 30-percent increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations within the last week. 
3:40am
WQOW. Dunn County Fair cancels most events, will allow remote 4-H showings for 1st time in 134 years. 
3:33am
WUWM. Wisconsin continues increasing coronavirus testing and contact tracing capacity. 
3:31am
Spectrum News. Details announced for coronavirus relief aid to farmers. 
3:30am
Fox 11. Long-term care providers say help is needed beyond new $100 million grant program. 
3:29am
NBC 26. The demand for food assistance grows across Wisconsin. 

Statewide

2:36pm
PDPW. New line-up of speakers for week eight of The Dairy Signal. 
1:08pm
Hunter Nation Foundation. Hunt the Vote brings "An Evening with Ted Nugent" to Ringle, WI. 

Courts

1:59pm
Wisconsin Public Health Association, Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards. Public health organizations oppose federal challenge on local stay-at-home orders. 

4:18am
U.S. News & World Report. Federal suit challenges local Wisconsin stay-at-home orders. 
4:02am
Fox 6. 'I think it's wrong:' Milwaukee pastor among filers of federal lawsuit against local stay-at-home orders. 
3:28am
WKOW. Attorney hopes safer at home lawsuit prevents future local orders. 

Education

1:40pm
UW-Madison. Schauer leads COVID-19 testing efforts at hygiene lab. 
1:10pm
UW-Extension. Extension and partners build capacity for QUEST Card/EBT use at famers markets. 
11:41am
UW-River Falls. Peterson and Lee named CAFES Outstanding Seniors. 
11:39am
UW-Madison.  40 years and counting, NOAA renews partnership with UW. 
11:14am
UW System Regents President Petersen. UW System engaging stakeholders on 'Blueprint.'
8:59am
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold Beginnings to offer virtual summer camps. 
4:32am
UW-Stevens Point. Brian Sloss succeeds Christine Thomas as College of Natural Resources dean. 

Local

8:56am
Clean Wisconsin. Statement supporting shuttering of Edgewater 5 coal plant. 
4:46am
Washington County Exec. Schoemann. Dozens of volunteers place United States flags at 100+ cemeteries for veterans. 

Congress

9:21am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murray. Help Democrats push Trump administration to address mental health needs amid COVID-19 crisis. 

4:14am
The Hill. Senate leaves for break without passing Paycheck Protection Program fix. 
3:45am
WEAU. New legislation being introduced to help dairy farmers.
3:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's U.S. senators split over more coronavirus relief. 

Politics

5:09pm
Cabral Guevara for 55th Assembly. Files maximum signatures. 
1:57pm
Bradley for 28th Senate. Scott Walker endorses.
1:54pm
RPW. ICYMI: Joe Biden: 'If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black.'
1:53pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. Milwaukee small business owner: President Trump's slow response to COVID-19 devastated our business. 

3:42am
La Crosse Tribune. Biden, Kind discuss how rural Wisconsin is at core to economic recovery in wake of COVID-19. 
3:39am
WEAU. Jodi Emerson kicks off re-election campaign for 91st Assembly District. 
3:37am
Stevens Point Journal. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden calls for improved health care, boosts in coronavirus testing, contact tracing. 

Thursday May 21, 2020

Legislative

4:47pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on passing of Civil Rights attorney Jonathan Safran. 
1:05pm
Sen. Hansen. Rep. Nygren and Republicans are the ones responsible for unemployment chaos. 
12:38pm
Rep. Dittrich. Calls on governor for senior testing. 
12:27pm
Sen. Darling. Named to Wisconsin Center District Board. 
10:26am
Rep. Nygren. Stop the excuses Gov. Evers, fix unemployment insurance now. LRB Memo
8:29am
Rep. Steineke. Calls on governor to address needs of elderly care facilities.  Letter.

State Agencies

3:05pm
DOR. Collections, April FY2020. 
1:28pm
AG Kaul. Joins bipartisan coalition of 51 Attorneys general urging Congress to pass Safeguarding America's First Responders Act. 
12:09pm
DOT. Put safety first this Memorial Day weekend. 
12:07pm
AG Kaul. And 38 Attorneys General urge Congress to fund expanded access to broadband. 
10:18am
DHS. Works with USDA and retailers to make grocery shopping flexible and safe for FoodShare households. 
8:58am
DATCP Interim Sec. Romanski.  Letter to USDA regarding clarification on CFAP. 

3:52am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin panel split on mailing voter absentee applications. Wisconsin Public Radio. 
3:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DNA analysis turnaround times grow at Wisconsin State Crime Lab. 

Economy/Business

2:07pm
WMC. Statement on Wisconsin unemployment rate. 
12:03pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin April unemployment rate 14.1 percent - 385,900 private-sector jobs lost from March-April. 

2:08pm
Reuters. U.S. labor market struggles as layoffs spread despite businesses reopening. 
1:11pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'We would like to get in there': Kenosha officials frustrated as over 30 Amazon workers contract COVID-19. 
12:34pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State's unemployment rate more than quadruples; 385,900 private sector jobs lost. 
8:18am
AP. Nearly 39 million have sought U.S. jobless aid since virus hit. 
3:57am
USA Today. Mortgage delinquencies surge by 1.6M in April, the biggest monthly jump ever. 
3:53am
The Center Square. Wisconsin unemployment managers catch hundreds trying to scam jobless benefits. 
3:48am
Reuters. Backlogs, second wave of layoffs keeping U.S. weekly jobless claims high. 
3:43am
NBC 26. Unemployment backlog: DWD says 140,000 applications 'on hold.'
3:41am
CBS 58. DWD: Average wait for unemployment benefits is 17 days. 

Coronavirus

4:45pm
Disability Service Provider Network. Thank you Governor for investing in home & community-based care. 
2:50pm
Wisconsin Assisted Living Association. Applauds Governor Evers COVID-19 investment in long-term care assisted living facilities on the front line. 
2:19pm
WISCAP. Gov. Tony Evers announces $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program. 
1:24pm
Gov. Evers. Announces $100 million for long-term care, home and community-based services, and emergency medical services. 
1:23pm
Kids Forward. State lawmakers must protect workers and families as Wisconsin reopens. 
12:36pm
Forward Janesville. Supports Rock County reopening phased plan. 
11:19am
DMA. 21 May Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
9:35am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley, Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Milwaukee County leaders call on governor for support. 
4:14am
UW-Madison. New order aims to promote public safety in campus gathering spots. 
4:11am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Wisconsin ag groups appreciate farmer aid. 
4:10am
Rep. Neubauer. New rental assistance program aims to help Wisconsinites weather the economic impacts of COVID-19. 

4:27am
WISC. Nearly 600 more cases confirmed as 8% of new tests come back positive. 
4:02am
Politico. Under pressure, Trump administration weighs extending National Guard deployments. 
3:58am
Fox 6. Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, DHS says visits with those who don't live with you 'aren't a good idea.'
3:56am
Cap Times. Some state help for cities, counties leading Wisconsin's COVID-19 response. 
3:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Questions linger about when Dane County will allow full reopening; UW bans large gatherings. 
3:47am
USA Today. Wisconsin's high court said reopen. Did residents end self-quarantine amid coronavirus? 
3:45am
WFRV. Gov. Evers announces $50 million relief for farmers, $15 million for food security initiative. 
3:44am
Fox 11. Oneida Nation allows non-essential businesses to reopen with guidelines. 
3:40am
WTMJ. Milwaukee Alderman Mark Borkowski urges Mayor Barrett to open city businesses with rest of county this Friday. 
3:38am
WJFW. First COVID-19 case on reservation in Lac du Flambeau confirmed. 
3:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Patchwork of business rules emerges in Milwaukee, with bars and restaurants free to open suburbs Friday but closed in Milwaukee. 
3:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin counties lifting local safer-at-home orders ahead of schedule. 
3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Did the April 7 election impact COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin? Researchers have mixed views. 
3:28am
Beloit Daily News. City of Beloit, county reopening plans differ. 
3:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin to ramp up testing with federal CARES Act funding as coronavirus cases in Wisconsin near 13,000. 
3:25am
Racine Journal Times. COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating Wisconsin's rural broadband problem. 

Statewide

11:21am
WBA. Names Stations of the Year, full winners list released. 
9:34am
Wisconsin Safety Council. Stay safe while celebrating Memorial Day weekend. 

4:01am
WSAW. Wisconsin ranks 2nd highest in nation for census response rates; Concerns for hard-to-reach demographics remain. 

Courts

9:33am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Emer's Camper Corral v. Michael A. Alderman. 

2:52pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Federal lawsuit filed against Dane County COVID-19 stay-at-home order.
12:32pm
Racine Journal Times. Federal lawsuit alleges Racine's and other Safer at Home orders in Wisconsin are unconstitutional. 
3:29am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Opponents appeal circuit court ruling upholding Brown County's 0.5% sales tax. 

Education

4:43pm
DPI. Two Wisconsin students recognized with national honor. 
3:03pm
UW-Eau Claire. New grad is fifth in family to graduate. 
2:48pm
UW-Platteville. Matching gift supports Pioneers Helping Pioneers fund. 
2:30pm
Marquette University. Dr. Sarah Feldner named next permanent dean of Diedrich College of Communication. 
2:07pm
UW-Madison. Teaching machine learning to check senses may avoid sophisticated attacks. 
12:37pm
UW-Eau Claire. Five Blugolds named Fulbright recipients for 2020-21. 
11:20am
UW-Madison. Nanomaterial bests all others in blocking speeding projectiles. 
10:28am
UW-Stout. Design major earns university's Noah Norton award. 
8:58am
UW-Stout. Virtual show keeps apparel design majors' collections in spotlight. 
4:09am
UW-Eau Claire. Political science major earns degree in two years. 

12:40pm
U.S. News & World Report. Colleges plan fall opening, but campuses won't look the same. 
4:04am
Politico. Emergency relief screw-up hits 5 million student loan borrowers 

Local

12:21pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County starts multi-year project to help Yahara lakes better handle heavy rains, reduce lake flooding risk. 
8:33am
Lofti Legal. Michael's Frozen Custard reopens Monroe Street location. 

Congress

2:06pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin; Reps. Kind, Moore, Pocan. Call on President Trump to extend federal funding for Wisconsin National Guard in fight against COVID-19 pandemic. 
12:26pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. May town hall meetings changed to telephone. 
11:30am
U.S. Reps. Pocan, Blunt Rochester, Crist. Introduce COVID-19 Emergency Production Act. 
10:02am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce legislation to ensure National Guard troops activated in response to COVID-19 receive full benefits during the public health emergency. 
4:15am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Vitamin D may help fight COVID-19. 
4:08am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson talks Blue Star subpoena and oversight on 'Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner.'

3:49am
AP. Deliberative Senate declines to debate more coronavirus aid. 
3:37am
WCLO. Local Congressman pushes for timely economic relief. 

Politics

4:44pm
RPW. ICYMI: AG Josh Kaul is slower to process DNA evidence. 
2:29pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Pro-family PAC endorses Donald Trump for President. 
9:14am
Emerson for 91st Assembly. Announces re-election campaign. 
8:20am
Brooks for 21st Assembly. Announces key endorsements of candidacy. 

3:42am
WISN. Joe Biden: 'Remains to be seen' whether he'll attend DNC in person. 
3:37am
WBAY. Joe Biden discusses court decision on Safer at Home order extension, dairy crisis in one-on-one interview. 
3:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Biden slams Trump during Wisconsin virtual campaign events. Courthouse News Service. 

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Governor

2:27pm
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Letter to Gov. Evers, Wisconsin Assembly, Senate regarding redistricting reform. 

3:46am
Fox 6. 'We've had millions of calls:' Gov. Evers fields questions about unemployment delays, issues. 
3:45am
NBC 15. One-on-one with Gov. Evers: How students will return to school this fall. 

Budget

3:56pm
The Hill. States could face $765b shortfall: study. 

Legislative

3:52pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Speaks with leadership from Wisconsin universities. 
2:25pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on WEC CARES grant proposal. 
10:25am
Sen. Smith. Column: Disappointment and opportunity. 
4:18am
Rep. Wichgers. Thanks Sen. Craig for his public service. 

3:37am
Racine Journal Times. Conservative Sen. Dave Craig, who represents Waterford area, will not seek re-election. 

State Agencies

2:47pm
DOR. Mail campaign delivers $5.19M in unclaimed property to owners. 
2:23pm
DOJ. Employees honored for U.S. DOJ efforts to rescue missing and exploited children. 
2:20pm
DNR. New episodes of Wild Wisconsin podcast now available. 
12:19pm
DNR. Natural Resources Board to livestream May 27 board meeting. 
11:37am
Wisconsin Lottery. $411,000 Badger 5 jackpot claimed by Stevens Point woman. 
9:52am
DMA. Wisconsin Office of Emergency Communications selects Geo-Comm, Inc for NextGen9-1-1 Geographic Information Systems consultant contract. 
9:19am
DOT. Increase in deer activity requires motorists - especially motorcyclists to be alert. 
8:48am
AG Kaul. Releases new report and data on state crime laboratories. 
4:17am
ETF. Business closures observe Memorial Day. 

Economy/Business

11:36am
Madison Region Economic Partnership. 32% of WI businesses surveyed felt they would likely survive beyond ten months under current conditions. 

4:14am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Kohl's lost more than $500 million in Q1 amid COVID-19 store closures. 
3:59am
Appleton Post Crescent. As Wisconsin begins to head back to work, more than 675,000 unemployment claims remain unpaid. 
3:44am
WSAW. DWD says self-employed people could begin receiving benefits next week. 
3:36am
WKBT. New fund created for small businesses in La Crosse County struggling due to COVID-19. 
3:35am
CBS 58. Local leaders work on plan to reopen businesses safely. 
3:32am
WKOW. State Street businesses barely holding on, begin plans to reopen. 

Coronavirus

5:05pm
Rep. Vining. Commends rental assistance, farm support, and food security programs. 
5:03pm
DATCP. Interim Secretary applauds Gov. Evers' action to fund COVID-19 response. 
5:02pm
Rep. Considine. Applauds investment in Wisconsin farms. 
4:43pm
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Applauds plan to boost farmers, food aid. 
4:42pm
Sen. Ringhand. Applauds Governor Evers for direct aid to farmers. 
3:51pm
Sen. Smith. "A positive step forward to support our farmers."
2:22pm
Gov. Evers. Goes All In for Agriculture with $50 million in relief for Wisconsin farmers, $15 million food security initiative. 
2:19pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Evers giving false hope of help. 
1:27pm
DMA. 29 May Update: Wisconsin National Guard tops 50,000 specimens collected at mobile testing sites around the state. 
11:38am
Gov. Evers. Announes $25 million Wisconsin rental assistance program. 
4:19am
Rep. Stubbs. Investments in emergency operations will help Wisconsin slow the spread of COVID-19. 
4:16am
Rep. Vining. Supports investments in PPE, testing & stopping the spread of COVID-19. 

2:35pm
AP. Reopening: It's back to business, but not business as usual. 
2:34pm
U.S. News & World Report. $25 million in COVID-19 rent assistance made available. 
10:47am
The Hill. Colleges alter fall schedules as COVID-19 models suggest December surge. 
4:01am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Door County ends safer-at-home order, issues reopening guidelines.
4:01am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan County releases advisory plan to limit coronavirus, urging businesses to limit capacity and at-risk people to stay home. 
3:41am
WCLO. Rock County rescinding safer-at-home order, reopening with multi-phase plan. 
3:40am
WJFW. WI Insurance Commissioner says COVID-19 testing must be covered by private health insurance. 
3:38am
WBAY. FEMA sending more COVID-19 supplies to Wisconsin. 
3:35am
WISN. Lt. Gov.: 'We're left with very few tools in the arsenal to combat coronavirus.'
3:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Face masks becoming a political symbol of the COVID-19 era. 
3:33am
NBC 15. Fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases reported, but total tests continue to slide. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:38am
WTMJ. Racine homeowners deal with major flooding along Root River. 

Statewide

10:23am
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Best shows, newscasts recognized in first round of award presentations. 
9:51am
Alliant Energy Foundation. Area nonprofits receive over $109,000. 

Courts

12:56pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Appeals ruling upholding Brown County sales tax. 

Education

4:17pm
UW-Eau Claire. Graduating with a second family: OMA grad Gaoki Lee. 
3:51pm
UW La Crosse. What does drought mean for endangered California salmon? UWL biology prof has answers. 
2:18pm
Carthage College. New trustee appointed to Board. 
12:21pm
UW-Stevens Point. Students use virtual museums to study biology this spring. 
10:42am
UW-Stout. Entrepreneur students share innovative ideas as part of Research Day. 
9:44am
UW-River Falls. To host online invitational in agriculture and related topics May 27-30. 
8:48am
UW-Eau Claire. New grad finds life lessons in college journey that includes cancer, pandemic. 

3:40am
WAOW. Wausau School Board committee approves pay freeze for Wausau School District employees. 
3:33am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin Policy Forum study: School shutdowns, distance learning could make student achievement gaps worse. 

Local

4:13am
Baraboo News Republic. Sauk County committee looks for budget solutions after $2 million revenue shortfall. 

Congress

2:24pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues urge congressional leaders to support vulnerable students amid coronavirus crisis. 
10:21am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce bill to expand SNAP delivery during COVID-19 pandemic. 
8:46am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Collins, King. Introduce bipartisan Farming Support to States Act. 
4:37am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson talks declassified Rice email and oversight on 'The Story with Martha MacCallum.'
4:22am
U.S. Reps. Pocan, Lee. lead 29 Dems demanding defense spending decrease. 

2:42pm
The Hill. Senate Republicans issue first subpoena in Biden-Burisma probe. 
3:55am
The Hill. Powell, Mnuchin split on benefits of easing COVID-19 restrictions. 
3:31am
WKBT. Kind cosponsors bill to channel excess milk to food banks. 

Politics

2:55pm
Pfaff for 32nd Senate. Qualifies for ballot with nearly double the number of required signatures. 
2:51pm
Walton for 17th Assembly. Council President Cavalier Johnson endorses. 
2:48pm
Bradley for 28th Senate. Former GOP chairman and businessman runs.
2:18pm
RPW. Statement in response to Joe Biden's virtual visit. 
11:01am
Plotkin for 8th Senate. Announces historic nomination signature total. 

12:31pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Absentee ballot request forms may automatically go to 2.7 million Wisconsin voters. 
4:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Thousands of absentee ballots in Wisconsin weren't counted because of mailing problems and tech glitches. 

Tuesday May 19, 2020

Legislative

11:00am
Sen. Craig. Will not seek re-election. 

1:18pm
U.S. News & World Report. Exodus from Wisconsin Senate continues with GOP retirement. 
4:06am
Marshfield News Herald. Wisconsin elections: Lawmakers say bill would make voting easier during a health emergency. 
3:30am
WBAY. Bi-partisan bill on voting options during an emergency announces.

State Agencies

3:43pm
OCI. COVID-19 testing, including office visits, must be covered by most private health insurance, says Insurance Commissioner. 
3:01pm
DWD. Detects, prevents approximately 350 instances of identity-fraud against UI program. 
1:21pm
DOJ. With Marsy's Law in effect, highlights resources for crime victims and advocates. 
11:01am
DMA. 19 May Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
10:59am
DWD. More than 14,000 workers participating in Work-Share plans in Wisconsin. 
9:06am
DATCP. Reminds corn producers: Weed control products containing isoxaflutole currently not permitted in Wisconsin. 
8:28am
OCI. Commissioner acts to protect the nearly 200,000 policyholders of Time Insurance Company. 

1:18pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin officials mull November absentee voting changes. 
3:28am
Fox 6. No public Memorial Day ceremonies at Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemeteries over 'health and safety.'

Economy/Business

12:04pm
IUOE Local 139. National Labor Relations Board orders Sunbelt to restore Franksville facility. 

3:03pm
The Hill. Unemployment to remain above 9 percent into 2021: CBO. 
1:59pm
CNBC. CBO projects 38% drop in GDP, $2.1 trillion increase in the deficit. 
3:58am
Politico. Clash over government role in worker safety intensifies as businesses reopen. 
3:39am
Spectrum News. Fund aims to help both the dairy industry and those struggling with food security at once. 
3:35am
WISN. Hotel industry 'decimated' by COVID-19. 
3:34am
WKOW. Pair of Dells attractions announce plans to reopen. 

Coronavirus

1:10pm
Gov. Evers. Announces $1 billion statewide effort to support COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, operations, and resources for local communities. 
9:05am
Racine Department of Public Health. Sets limits on mass gatherings. 
4:36am
Rep. Stubbs. Applauds Governor Evers' rapid grant program for small businesses. 
4:34am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Public Health Madison and Dane County announces preparation phase to open up businesses in Dane County. 
4:26am
Milwaukee Council President Johnson. Kick-starting our economy starts with helping small minority owned businesses. 
4:24am
Rep. Neubauer. "We're All In" program to help small business owners. 
4:15am
Rep. Vining. Applauds the "We're All In" small business initiative. 

1:31pm
CBS 58. Gov. Evers announces $1 billion statewide effort to boost testing, contact tracing and other actions to address COVID-19.
1:23pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. With Illinois closed, its residents come to Wisconsin's open bars, restaurants. 
1:17pm
Fox 6. Racine places limits on gatherings, events that require city permits through July 31. 
9:12am
Politico. 'Hard stop': States could lose National Guard virus workers.
4:10am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin hospitals more prepared for COVID-19 surge, WHA president says. 
3:59am
AP. Despite risks, Trump says he's taking hydroxychloroquine. 
3:57am
Fox 6. Wisconsin National Guard sees 'strong demand' for continued COVID-19 testing. 
3:44am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers gives up on virus restrictions amid GOP opposition. 
3:42am
Racine Journal Times. Two more COVID-19 deaths bring Racine County total to 20: 16.6% county tests positive. 
3:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. Child care centers in line for $51 million bailout, or far less than what's needed, advocates say. 
3:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison and Dane county launching plan to reopen economy in phases. WISC

Environment/Outdoors

3:40am
Spectrum News. Heavy rainfall floods parts of southeast Wisconsin. 

Statewide

11:03am
WPPA. Wisconsin police group releases poll results regarding pandemic.  Results.
9:08am
Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Alliant Energy's West Riverside Energy Center verified Envision Platinum. 

Courts

9:17am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Jose M. Correa v. Woodman's Food Market. 
8:23am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. Adam W. Vice. 
8:23am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. Troy R. Lasecki. 
8:21am
DOJ. Letter to Wisconsin Supreme Court regarding Fabick v. Palm. 

3:41am
Reuters. Wisconsin lawsuit seeks absentee ballot forms, other poll changes amid coronavirus concerns. 
3:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal lawsuit seeks changes for Wisconsin's next pandemic election. 
3:27am
Courthouse News. Fight over Wisconsin lame-duck laws lands in Seventh Circuit. 

Education

3:42pm
UW-Eau Claire. Health care administration grad finds passion, career path. 
3:42pm
UW-Stout. Home calls to students provide personal connection, career support. 
1:20pm
UW-Eau Claire. Grit and determination: No stopping Kristie Ash, Class of 2020. 
12:40pm
UW-Stout. International students, retired professionals discuss India, Pakistan. 
12:05pm
Alverno College. Launches new accelerated bachelor's degree program. 
8:38am
Wisconsin Conference of the American Association of University Professors. Statement on Regent listening sessions on COVID-19 blueprint. 

3:31am
Fox 11. Back-to-school plans include big changes for K-12 students, educators. 

Local

2:17pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. City of Madison invests in the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce and the Latino Chamber of Commerce to help businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. 
4:27am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Statement following formal charging of Sheriff's Deputy in the death of Ceaser Stinson. 

Congress

2:11pm
DBA, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Welcome details of USDA dairy payments, see more work to be done. 
1:47pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Attends Congressman Tom Tiffany's official swearing in at U.S. Capitol. 
1:33pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces $1.5 million for Wisconsin manufacturers to respond to COVID-19 pandemic. 
12:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads Senate Democrats' Special Committee on the Climate Crisis outreach to rural and agriculture stakeholders. 
11:04am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. ICYMI: Sworn-in as newest member of 116th Congress. 
9:09am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Shaheen. Lead colleagues in calling for increased opioid funding in coronavirus relief package. 

2:09pm
Politico. Progressive lawmakers push to slash defense budget during pandemic. 
4:02am
AP. Mnuchin to face grilling about small-business lending effort. 
4:00am
USA Today. 'Who is that money helping?': Congress asks why Treasury, Fed have spent little of $500B for coronavirus. 
3:36am
Politico. Ron Johnson demands declassification of Susan Rice email on Michael Flynn. 

Politics

2:37pm
Hansen for 30th Senate. State Senator Mark Miller endorses. 
2:03pm
Roys for 26th Senate. Files maximum number of nomination signatures. 
8:25am
Supreme Moore Omokunke for Assembly 17th. Announces candidacy. 
4:01am
Asbury for 55th Assembly. Announces support for small business relief. 

1:28pm
Fox 11. WEC: 1,600 missing absentee ballots in Fox Valley. 
4:18am
Fox 6. Gov. Evers says virtual DNC is likely, delegates agree 'the priority should be public health.'
3:42am
WAOW. Zunker, Tiffany both plan to run for 7th District seat again in November. 
3:32am
NBC 26. UWO research shows 'significant association' between in-person voting in April, COVID-19 spread. 

Monday May 18, 2020

Legislative

2:12pm
Sen. Tiffany. To resign from the Wisconsin State Senate. 
1:28pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on passing for foster care activist Dosha Joi. 
11:16am
Reps. Kitchens. Gruszynski. Bipartisan bill to address elections during emergencies. 
10:21am
Rep. Nygren. JFC approves plan to support childcare providers around the state. 
10:19am
Rep. Vruwink. Column: Remember those who gave their lives and those forever injured by war. 

State Agencies

3:33pm
DVA. Launches virtual Memorial Day commemoration. 
11:18am
DCF. Applications for child care payment programs open today. 

1:24pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State announces $51 million federally funded program to support child care amid pandemic. 

Economy/Business

1:07pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 
12:44pm
U.S. Gain. Becomes largets RNG supplier in Oregon. 
11:11am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Panels at virtual Entrepreneur's Conference will focus on COVID-19 economic recovery. 

1:26pm
AP. SBA leaves businesses still hoping for more leeway on loans. 
4:51am
WTMJ. Secretary of Administration Joel Brennan: Customer habits will be 'final metric' in coronavirus recovery. 
4:34am
Chippewa Herald. 'People are going to be skeptical': Many industries will deal with prolonged COVID-19 effects.
4:33am
Madison.com. Rising meat prices slamming Midwest business, consumers.
4:12am
WKOW. 'We're really taking a chance here,' Restaurant owner reopens but nervous about out-of-town visitors.
3:44am
The Hill. Fed chair: U.S. economy will rebound from coronavirus, but not by end of 2020.
3:39am
WTMJ. Wisconsin Dells resorts prepare to reopen for summer season.
3:38am
CBS 58. DWD brings on hundreds of additional workers to field unemployment claims.
3:25am
WISN. Wauwatosa pub defies order, opens patio early.

Coronavirus

4:28pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Announces Forward Dane plan and releases new order encouraging businesses to prepare for reopening. 
1:55pm
Rep. Neylon. Issues statement on Gov. Evers' DHS withdrawing emergency rule scope statement. 
1:16pm
Sen. Nass. DHS scope statement - officially withdrawn by department. 
12:30pm
DHS. Withdrawal of scope statement for emergency rule for DHS 145.
11:47am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher, Sen. Cowles. Call on Evers to aid Brown County's COVID-19 response efforts. 
11:09am
Gov. Evers. Announces $75 million We're All In grant program and initiative to spur Wisconsin's economic recovery, promote safe business practices. 
11:03am
DMA. 18 May Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
4:15am
DMA. 16 May Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state.
4:14am
DMA. Communities and Wisconsin National Guard troops forge bonds and build resilience amidst COVID-19 testing.

1:39pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Health officials concerned about upcoming holiday weekend during pandemic. 
1:27pm
WISC. Evers withdraws virus plan outline amid GOP opposition. 
1:21pm
WBAY. Five more COVID-19 patients die in Brown County; No federal funds received. 
1:19pm
WKOW. State establishes $75 million small business grant program. 
4:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. No masks. No gloves. No problem. As coronavirus cases soar, carefree day-trippers from Illinois pour in. 
4:46am
Kenosha News. Barca urges safety in wake of court ruling. 
4:44am
Politico. U.S. on pace to pass 100,000 COVID-19 deaths by June 1, CDC director. 
4:29am
Janesville Gazette. Rock County officials disagree over health officer's authority to issue order.
4:13am
WAOW. Nursing homes say DHS active investigation list not telling whole story.
3:57am
Fox 6. MHD: New hours starting Monday at 2 free COVID-19 testing sites in Milwaukee.
3:56am
WSAW. DHS: No new deaths, percent of positive COVID-19 cases drops for Sunday.
3:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As Wisconsin reopens, resort town fills with people who appear to be 'just kind of done with it all.'
3:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin communities going without coronavirus restrictions as cases continue to rise.
3:47am
Fox 6. 'We don't have regrets:' Evers Administration begins process of taking 2nd shot at 'Safer at Home.'
3:46am
Cap Times. Dane County reaffirms stay-at-home order as others roll theirs back.
3:46am
Washington Post. Place without social distancing have 35 times more potential coronavirus spread, study finds.
3:39am
Fox 11. State passes 6,000 COVID-19 tests for second straight day.
3:37am
Racine Journal Times. 'Threw us into chaos': Dems call for stronger planning at state level for COVID-19.
3:33am
Politico. Democratic governors hit with flurry of legal challenges to coronavirus lockdowns.
3:29am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Evers says it's now up to people to take precautions against COVID-19.
3:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: 12,543 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin.

Environment/Outdoors

1:17pm
WTMJ. Flooding causes damage across Port Washington. 
4:10am
WFRV. More rain and flooding expected for parts of northeast Wisconsin.
3:24am
WISN. In effect: Flood watch, lakeshore flood advisory, river flood warnings.

Statewide

10:09am
WRA. April 2020 Home Sales Report. 
4:16am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. Resiliency. Sustainability. Innovation.

Courts

1:17pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Sues DPI for blocking family from school choice program. 
11:45am
St. Maria Goretti School. Files suit against the Madison Metropolitan School District to enforce its right to school transportation for the 2020-21 term. 
11:02am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Joins in lawsuit to ensure safe, accessible elections. 
10:59am
Protect Democracy. Wisconsin: Protecting voters & democracy during the pandemic. 

11:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sweeping lawsuit seeks to have absentee ballot requests sent to all Wisconsin voters. 

Education

4:18pm
UW-Eau Claire. International grad will put his Blugold degree to work in Bolivia. 
3:32pm
UW-Madison. Long-term data show hurricanes are getting stronger. 
3:31pm
AFT-Wisconsin. Responds to shared governance listening sessions on UW System President Ray Cross's proposal to consolidate the UW System. 
3:20pm
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold's roller-coaster college journey ending with psychology degree. 
2:50pm
Marquette University. Two faculty receive prestigious Flubright Scholar awards. 
1:47pm
UW System. Statements on UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen. 
1:14pm
UW-River Falls. Chancellor Van Galen selected as next president of Missouri Southern State University. 
1:08pm
UW-Eau Claire. Celebrates more than 1,400 spring 2020 graduates. 

3:42am
WISC. UW system planning COVID tests for all students, faculty and staff to return to in-person classes this fall.
3:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Some UW System campuses announce plans to reopen this summer.
3:23am
WSAU. UW-Eau Claire faculty asked to take rolling furloughs in August.

Local

1:09pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County announces multi-million dollar effort to reduce evictions, improve access to housing during COVID-19 pandemic. 
4:18am
MGE Shareholders for Clean Energy. Shareholders urge MGE to be prepared for the future.

Congress

4:07am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Vots against Democrat spending wish list.
4:06am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Opposes House proxy voting proposal.

3:30am
Politico. Ron Johnson 'not crying' over Trump's firing of State Department watchdog.
3:30am
WBAY. Wisconsin lawmakers Johnson, Pocan respond to Democrats' investigation of Linick firing.

Politics

3:41pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Releases analysis of absentee voting in April 7 Spring Election. 
2:27pm
Rummel for 76th Assembly. 1st to submit nominations; Launches new issue forum "On Board."
12:39pm
Murphy for 28th Senate. Entrepreneur announces candidacy. 
10:12am
Godlewski for Treasurer. Endorses Joe Biden for president. 

2:54pm
Politico. Swing-state Republicans warn Trump's reelection is on shaky ground. 
11:07am
U.S. News & World Report. Zunker will challenge Tiffany again in November. 

Friday May 15, 2020

Budget

2:43pm
WQOW. Local lawmaker warns of budget "bloodbath" due to pandemic.

Legislative

12:17pm
Sen. Nass. DHS scope statement - The empire strikes back with Safer at Home and Badger Bounce Back emergency rule.
10:46am
Sen. Shilling. Submits Senate resignation.
9:52am
Rep. Pronschinske. Column: You are not alone.

2:07pm
AP. Key Republican rejects Evers' proposal for new pandemic rule.
1:08pm
La Crosse Tribune. Jennifer Shilling to resign from state Senate seat Friday.
3:39am
WJFW. Evers calls Tiffany's resignation request for health leader 'insane.'

State Agencies

2:12pm
DOT. Wisconsin drivers can now renew their license online.
12:10pm
DNR. Burning permits remain suspended.
11:05am
DNR. What 50 years of clean air looks like.

3:30am
WISC. DHS sees 129% increase of SNAP program applications.

Economy/Business

10:11am
DWD. Expanding efforts to directly assist more Wisconsinites.

11:28am
WISC. Gap between state, county orders creates confusion and frustration for Rock County business owners.
11:25am
WISN. Patchwork of rules causes unfair business advantage based on location.
7:58am
CNBC. Retail sales fall a record 16.4 percent in April, far worse than predicted.
4:37am
CBS 58. WEDC issues guidelines for restaurants, salons, other businesses on reopening safely.
4:22am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. When Wisconsin's stay-home order was overturned, many residents immediately thought of one thing: Bars.
4:22am
Racine Journal Times. Some Racine County bars, hair salons reopen, others remain cautious.
4:12am
Reuters. 'Wild, wild West': Wisconsin reopens for business.
4:11am
The Hill. Less than 40 percent of small businesses have received emergency coronavirus loans: Census Bureau.
4:10am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Bars and other businesses quickly reopen in Wisconsin - for now.
4:09am
CNBC. 40% of low-income Americans lost their jobs due to the pandemic.
4:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee's convention center will finish 2020 with a $967,000 loss as coronavirus pandemic cancels events.
3:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Bar and restaurant owners outside Dane County deal with uncertainty after court decision.
3:48am
WKOW. Businesses bordering county lines open amid differing public health guidelines.
3:37am
WAOW. Some Wausau businesses still not comfortable opening despite court ruling.
3:36am
Center Square. 8.6% of labor force in Wisconsin filed jobless claims over 3 weeks.
3:35am
Kenosha News. Some bars open, then close as confusion follows court ruling.
3:32am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling could mean denied unemployment claims, even longer waits.
3:31am
WKOW. DWD encourages applying for unemployment, even as restrictions lift.
3:29am
WEAU. Restaurants in Eau Claire Co. prepare to open under new health order.
3:28am
WCLO. Rock County task force to guide health officer on plan to re-open local economy.

Coronavirus

5:33pm
AG Kaul. Issues interim AG opinion on local health officers' ability to issue health orders. Request.
4:46pm
DNR. Special conditions remain for Wisconsin State Parks.
3:39pm
Gov. Evers. Announces donation of 210,000 procedural masks for COVID-19 response.
3:10pm
Rep. Gruszynski. Statement on Brown County lifting Safer at Home order.
2:13pm
DOC. Continues to limit visitors to correcitonal institutions.
1:16pm
Rep. Magnafici. Moving forward after the Supreme Court decision.
11:13am
A Better Wisconsin Together. Over 10,000 Wisconsinites sign good neighbor pledge.
11:09am
Wisconsin Hospital Association, WACEP. State hospitals, emergency physicians: "We're here for you."
11:08am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Wisconsin is open!
10:49am
Wisconsin Counties Association. Statement on COVID-19 and local health order authority.
10:10am
DMA. 15 May Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state.
9:47am
Marathon County Health Department. Marathon County issues COVID-19 Order #1. Order #1.
9:43am
City of Altoona, City of Eau Claire, Eau Claire County Health Department. Issues local health order to prevent spread of COVID-19. Prevention and Control Order.
9:39am
Waupaca Department of Health and Human Services. Waupaca County reopenings and mass gatherings.
7:31am
Kenosha County. Withdraws local order on Safer-at-Home.
4:42am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Data and science will guide our decision making.
4:28am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Issues guidelines to help businesses safely reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
4:27am
Kewaunee County. Offers guidance on "moving forward." Reopening Guidelines.

3:46pm
U.S. News & World Report. Locals rescinding stay-at-home after legal warnings.
3:06pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Top Evers official says Wisconsin businesses need to reopen safely and responsibly.
2:21pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Brown County rescinds safer-at-home order because of legal issues.
1:10pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Joel Brennan says State Fair facility wasn a 'necessary expenditure' even if it's never used.
1:07pm
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Manitowoc County implements local safer-at-home restrictions through May 20.
10:17am
Reuters. U.S. states reopen in a patchwork underscoring political differences.
10:09am
WEDC. Adds protective equipment makers to Wisconsin Supplier Netowrk website.
4:36am
Fox 11. Brown County crafting additional order to allow businesses to reopen next Wednesday.
4:19am
Janesville Gazette. Local governments go it alone after court rescinds safer-at-home.
4:18am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC County issues new 'control and prevention' order, businesses can open with limits.
4:17am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Milwaukee County's 18 suburban municipalities issue stay-at-home order.
4:14am
USA Today. Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling overturning stay-at-home order highlights widening U.S. debate on pandemic.
4:11am
New York Times. In 3 key states that elected Trump, bitter divisions on reopening.
4:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers: GOP leaders 'unconcerned' about patchwork of COVID-19 response.
4:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Top GOP lawmakers now want to leave virus plan in the hands of local officials.
3:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Communities, businesses scramble after Wisconsin court tosses stay-at-home order.
3:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin governor warns of 'massive confusion' after ruling.
3:55am
WDIO. Evers urges Wisconsinites to continue to stay home.
3:54am
WISN. Wisconsin has no statewide plan causing reopening chaos.
3:53am
WXOW. No statewide guidance for counties discussed during Gov. & GOP leaders meeting.
3:53am
WQOW. Attorney: Counties have the authority to issue their own Safer-at-Home order.
3:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Some rural Wisconsin areas collect fewer tests than hoped as state scales up COVID-19 testing.
3:51am
WFRV. Appleton to continue enforcing 'Safer at Home' order after state Supreme Court strikes it down.
3:50am
WFRV. Several northeastern counties in Wisconsin set forth guidelines, restrictions, and recommendations for reopening.
3:49am
WTMJ. Kenosha County withdraws local Safer at Home order following 'updated legal guidance.'
3:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Where stay-at-home orders and other COVID-19 restrictions are in effect in Wisconsin. NBC 26.
3:46am
Kenosha News. Racine County open, city not.
3:45am
Fox 6. City of Milwaukee public health order issued March 25 'remains in effect' after SCOWIS ruling.
3:43am
WEAU. Trempealeau Co. Health Department issues local health order.
3:42am
WEAU. Dunn County Health Department issues local health order.
3:40am
WBAY. Wisconsin sees another surge in positive cases but percentage remains low.
3:37am
NBC 15. Gov. Evers makes next move in allowing DHS to craft new emergency rule.
3:34am
NBC 15. Platteville bar packed shortly after "Safer at Home" gets blocked.
3:32am
WSAW. Marathon County Health Department issues COVID-19 order following Wis. Supreme Court ruling.
3:29am
WBAY. Brown County announces death of 21st COVID-19 patient.

Statewide

12:13pm
Islamic Society of Milwaukee. Gov. Evers recognizes Wisconsin Muslims' observance of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Certificate of Recognition.
11:31am
PDPW. New presenters announced for week seven of The Dairy Signal.
11:06am
Alliant Energy. West Riverside Energy Center goes into service.

Courts

4:54pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Supplemental appendix.
4:53pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Petitioners' notice of recent events.
4:48pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Chief Justice's Wisconsin Court COVID-19 Task Force issues report. Report.
12:15pm
Wisconsin Muslim Civic Alliance. Statement on Supreme Court decision.

3:08pm
AP. Wisconsin conservatives feel 'snookered' by court justice.
1:08pm
Chippewa Herald. Ron Kind, Tom Tiffany offer different reactions to state Supreme Court ruling.
3:41am
River Towns. Reactions pour in over Wisconsin Supreme Court's strike down of extended Safer at Home order.
3:34am
Center Square. Wisconsin flips, Attorney General Kaul joins lawsuit to defend Obamacare.

Education

2:11pm
UW-Platteville. Alumnus finds success in innovation, now supports others.
2:09pm
UW-River Falls. Nine students honored with Chancellor's Award.
1:14pm
UW-River Falls. Now accepting applications for online associate of arts and sciences degree.
12:09pm
UW La Crosse. Faculty secure WiSys research grants.
11:02am
WIPAC. UW-Madison astrophysicists donate computing resources to aid COVID-19 research.

1:04pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Some UW System campuses announce plans to reopen this summer.
10:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 82K Wisconsin children lack internet access at home, locking them out of virtual learning.

Local

1:18pm
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. The more you know: Officers paid while suspended is standard in Milwaukee.
11:12am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County experiencing dramatic increase in medical emergencies for alcohol overconsumption, substance abuse.
4:31am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Milwaukee County facing $450M total budget impact from COVID-19. Fiscal Impact. Resolution.

Congress

1:17pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. As the Trump administration pressures meat processing plants to open, Baldwin and senators urge action to ensure worker safety.
11:32am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for funding for state unemployment agencies in future coronavirus-related legislation.
11:07am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Announces Wisconsin delegation support for honoring northeast Wisconsin hero.
9:33am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces nearly $20 million in AmeriCorps funding for Wisconsin.

8:31am
The Hill. Hopes fade for coronavirus relief deal before June.

Politics

11:31am
Imes for 26th Senate. Elected official, environmental nonprofit leader and small business owner announces candidacy.
10:13am
Callahan for 35th Assembly. Former Sheriff Jeff Jaeger endorses.
10:07am
Andraca for 23rd Assembly. Campaign collects 1000 ballot signatures without leaving home.

3:21pm
Racine Journal Times. Joel Jacobsen to again challenge Robin Vos in race for Assembly District 63.
1:04pm
Spectrum News. Gov. Evers' pick for Ag Secretary, who was rejected in November, is now running for Senate.
3:33am
Politico. 'They are angry': Pandemic and economic collapse slam Trump across Rust Belt.

Thursday May 14, 2020

Legislature v. Palm

4:05pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court "Safer at Home" ruling. 
4:04pm
Rep. Brooks. Statement on Supreme Court ruling. 
4:03pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Supreme Court shifts life & death responsibility for pandemic onto Legislature. 
1:07pm
Rep. Subeck. Condemns Supreme Court rule in Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm. 
1:05pm
Rep. Pope. Statement on Supreme Court ruling. 
12:18pm
Rep. McGuire. Statement on Supreme Court's Safer at Home decision. 
12:14pm
Rep. Pronschinske. Wisconsin Supreme Court rules on "Safer at Home" order. 
12:12pm
Rep. Hutton. Responds to the Supreme Court decision. 
12:11pm
Rep. Neubauer. Statement on Supreme Court "Safer at Home" decision. 
11:15am
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic Radio Address on Supreme Court of Wisconsin ruling. 
10:43am
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Aging advocates implore state and local leaders and citizens to continue necessary protections to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
10:26am
Sen. Ringhand. Statement on Supreme Court ruling. 
9:59am
Sen. Marklein. Statement on Supreme Court decision and re-opening Wisconsin. 
9:58am
Rep. Considine. Statement on Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm ruling. 
9:11am
Statements on decision:  Rep. Hintz. Rep. Loudenbeck.
8:00am
Rep. Taylor. In unprecedented legal contortion, state Supreme Court strikes down Safer at Home.
7:59am
Survival Coalition. Supreme Court ruling calls the question: how will Wisconsin reopen in a way that protects people with disabilities and older adults from COVID-19?
4:50am
Statements on decision: Rep. Duchow. Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Rep. Sargent. Rep. Gundrum.
4:47am
Statements on decision: Gov. Evers. Rep. Oldenburg. Rep. Murphy Rep. August. Rep. Dittrich. Rep. James.
4:43am
Statements on decision: A Better Wisconsin Together. Sen. Hansen. Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Disability Rights Wisconsin. Rep. Steineke.
4:32am
Statements on decision: Sen. Darling. Sen. Wanggaard. Rep. Hesselbein. Sen. Craig. Sen. Kapenga.

10:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. Court ruling opening Wisconsin brings concern, Trump praise. 
9:14am
The Hill. Trump hails Wisconsin court overturning governor's stay-at-home order. 
4:39am
Cap Times. Court strikes down Evers' stay at home order; Dane County implements its own.
4:11am
WQOW. Gov. Evers: "We are the Wild West."
4:06am
CNBC. Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down state's 'stay-at-home' order.
4:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's stay-at-home order has been overturned by the state Supreme Court; here's how people are responding.
4:04am
Reuters. Wisconsin's Supreme Court invalidates state's COVID-19 stay-at-home order. New York Times.
4:00am
AP. Wisconsin high court tosses out governor's stay-home order.
3:55am
NBC 15. Vos and Fitzgerald say Wisconsin is 'up to the task' after stay-at-home order blocked.
3:54am
WTMJ. The Safer at Home order was overturned. Now what?
3:45am
WTMJ. Local, state leaders react to Supreme Court ruling Safer at Home is unconstitutional.

Legislative

4:08pm
Rep. Neubauer. Introduces COVID-19 Response Plan. 
4:06pm
Rep. Steineke. Releases video on moving forward following Supreme Court ruling. 
3:56pm
Rep. Subeck. Joins Assembly Democrats' call for legislative action, introduces COVID-19 response plan. 
2:01pm
Sen. Tiffany. Calls for Secretary-designee Palm's resignation. 
1:36pm
Rep. Nygren. DWD must extend UI call center hours immediately. 
11:29am
Sen. Roth. Weekly Republican radio address: Honoring Police Week. 
10:17am
Rep. Hebl. Syttende Mai festivities may be canceled but the Norwegian spirit stays strong. 
9:08am
School District of Baraboo. Resolution urging federal and state action providing emergency stablization funding for Wisconsin's and America's K-12 public schools in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. economic downturn. 

3:48am
WKOW. Emails show elections clerks, inspectors called for election delay long before April 7.

State Agencies

4:36pm
DNR. Celebrate Endangered Species Day May 15. 
1:55pm
DFI. Joins task force cracking down on COVID-19 investment scams. 
1:11pm
DOT. Motorists asked to look-twice, share the road with motorcycles. 

Economy/Business

3:59pm
Waukesha Water Utility. Buisinesses must flush water before reopening, water utility says. 
2:00pm
Wisconsin Restaurant Association. Re-opening safely. 

9:25am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Waukesha County exec encourages businesses to follow CDC, WEDC guidelines.
9:18am
USA Today. 'OPEN IMMEDIATELY!': Wisconsinites head out to bars after stay-at-home orders lifted. 
7:56am
Reuters. Millions more Americans file for jobless benefits as coronavirus layoffs widen.
4:37am
Beloit Daily News. State review of Beloit casino project appears stalled due to COVID-19.
4:36am
Beloit Daily News. Small businesses face grim financial outlook from COVID-19 as aid plan begins.
4:13am
Fox 11. Some local bars reopen immediately after Supreme Court ruling. WBAY.
4:12am
WXOW.  Some La Crosse businesses immediately open following Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling, others staying closed.
4:08am
WISN. Number of business bankruptcies booming.
3:56am
NBC 26. Pandemic adds another challenge for local farmers.
3:51am
WXPR. Badger Minerals plans to begin 24-hour drilling in Oneida County June 1.

Coronavirus

4:38pm
Gov. Evers. Approves DHS statement of scope, beginning administrative rule making process. 
4:27pm
Washington County. Implements "Blueprint to reopen."
4:01pm
WISPIRG. Without "Safer at Home" order, state legislature and local governments must act immediately to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
3:45pm
WPHA, WALHDAB. Public health organizations urge bipartisan action for ongoing state response. 
2:03pm
DATCP, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. Partially lift state dairy assessment during COVID-19 Federal Disaster Declaration. 
10:17am
DMA. 14 May update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
4:55am
Racine Public Health Director Bowersox. Statement and order.
4:54am
Rep. Gruszynski. Applauds County Executive Strekenbach call to immediately place a temporary safer at home order for Brown County.
4:22am
Racine Mayor Mason. City partners with state and county to open COVID-19 community testing site.

9:22am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Mayor Tom Barrett says Milwaukee's stay-at-home order remains in effect. 
9:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin is producing more trash, using less electricity amid coronaivrus 'Safer at Home' order. 
4:28am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Safer-at-home order extended in Brown County after state Supreme Court overturns it.
4:27am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin county officials decide whether to extend safer-at-home rules after Supreme Court allows bars, businesses to reopen.
4:26am
Racine Journal Times. City of Racine extends Safer at Home restrictions through May 26.
4:03am
WFRV. Brown County enacts own safer-at-home order following court ruling.
4:01am
Fox 6. Kenosha County officials working on COVID-19 response as neighboring Racine sees spike in cases.
4:00am
WSAW. Mayor: No Safer at Home order in Wausau after Wis. Supreme Court ruling.
3:56am
WKOW. Dane County puts Safer at Home back in effect locally until May 26.
3:49am
WJFW. DHS releases names of skilled nursing facilities in Wisconsin with active COVID-19 public health investigations.
3:49am
WCLO. Rock County issues local safer-at-home order.
3:46am
Fox 6. Children's Wisconsin preparing for rare, pediatric inflammatory illness potentially linked to COVID-19.

Statewide

1:58pm
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association. Kimber Liedl joins as Business Engagement Director. 

Courts

12:09pm
AG Kaul. And 5 Attorneys General file Supreme Court brief in California, et al v. Texas, et al. 

Education

3:51pm
UW-Eau Claire. Faculty mentors help new grad succeed despite health challenges and pandemic. 
3:50pm
UW-River Falls. New videocast episode explores small business resources in COVID-19 economy. 
1:54pm
UW-Stout. Student newspaper receives two state-level awards. 
1:35pm
UW-Stout. Best of 2019-20: Students, groups earn leadership, Wood, co-op, Global Ambassadors awards. 
1:10pm
UW-River Falls. Plans for fall 2020 course delivery. 
1:08pm
UW-River Falls. Small Business Development Center lends helping hand during COVID-19 crisis. 
11:19am
UW System. Holds listening sessions on blueprint for future. 
9:31am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Wisconsin's digital divide and its impacts on learning. 

Local

11:23am
Take Back My Meds Milwaukee. School of Pharmacy at the Medical College of Wisconsin joins coalition. 
9:44am
Dane County Cities & Villages Association. Elects 2020-21 Executive Committee. 

3:47am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Oshkosh will send out absentee ballot applications for fall elections to registered voters.

Congress

10:45am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Senate passes bipartisan reform to create three-digit suicide prevention hotline. 
9:06am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. As new evidence is revealed, renews call for HHS Inspector General investigation into Trump administration's promotion of hydroxychloroquine. 

4:20am
Reuters. U.S. Senate blocks bid to curb surveillance of Americans' internet habits.
3:59am
Politico. Intel chief releases info on 'unmasking' of Flynn to Capitol Hill.
3:53am
WAOW. Congressman-elect Tom Tiffany wants to "hit the ground running" for 7th Congressional District."
3:44am
CBS 58. What's in the new Democratic stimulus plan? More direct payments.

Politics

2:07pm
Priorities Wisconsin. Statement as Trump tweets support of Wisconsin's stay-at-home order being thrown out. 
11:24am
Hebl for 46th Assembly. Governor Evers is the adult in the room as Republicans continue to play politics. 
11:21am
Hansen for 30th Senate. 8th Congressional District candidate & state Rep. Amanda Stuck endorses.
11:19am
Becker for 33rd Assembly. Statement on Supreme Court ruling. 
10:44am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Conservative Justice got $20K contribution from individual in second stay-at-home suit. 
9:12am
Lyerly for 88th Assembly. Announces run.

3:52am
WXPR. Democrat Bangstad enters 34th Assembly District race, calling state 'corrupt.'

Wednesday May 13, 2020

Legislature v. Palm

6:53pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. On Wisconsin Supreme Court decision on 'Safer at Home.'
6:52pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Slams Supreme Court ruling for creating chaos around COVID-19 response; Urges residents and businesses to continue to stay Safer at Home.
6:51pm
Rep. Emerson. Responds to Supreme Court decision.
6:26pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Statement in response to WI Supreme Court ruling.
6:23pm
NextGen Wisconsin. Responds to the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision to scrap stay-at-home order.
6:22pm
Rep. Gruszynski. Statement on Supreme Court decision.
6:21pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Reopening of economy must focus on worker health and safety.
6:16pm
Racine Mayor Mason. Statement on today's Supreme Court decision.
6:14pm
Wisconsin Dairy Alliance. A Supreme Court victory for Wisconsin farmers, business owners and citizens.
6:13pm
Sen. Wirch. Statement on Supreme Court overturning public health order.
6:10pm
WMC. Statement on Supreme Court decision.
6:09pm
Hunter Nation, Wisconsin Lakeshore Business Association. Praise Supreme Court ruling vacating "stay at home orders."
6:08pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Partisan Supreme Court further divides Wisconsin when unity is a question of life and death.
6:03pm
Sen. Stroebel. State Supreme Court sides with state Legislature.
6:01pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Safer at Home order guidelines still in place in Dane County. Order.
5:58pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on Supreme Court decision.
5:51pm
Sen. Bewley. Statement on Supreme Court decision.
5:50pm
AG Kaul. Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court decision regarding Safer at Home order.
5:41pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on Supreme Court decision.
5:34pm
Sen. Feyen. Reacts to Supreme Court ruling.
5:28pm
Wisconsin Voices. Statement on Supreme Court ruling against "Safer at Home"
5:26pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Statement regarding Supreme Court decision to overturn Safer-at-Home order.
5:02pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - original action.

5:53pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down stay at home order.
5:30pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down 'Safer at Home.'
5:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down Tony Evers' stay-at-home order that closed businesses, schools to limit spread of coronavirus.
5:05pm
WTMJ. Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down Gov. Tony Evers' Safer at Home order.

Legislative

3:55pm
Rep. Nygren. Joint Committee on Finance approves additional funding for public schools.
3:36pm
Leg. Council. Wisconsin's Separation of Powers Doctrine.
3:04pm
Rep. Allen. All workers are essential.
2:19pm
Rep. Neylon. Issues statement all workers and businesses are essential.
10:42am
Sen. Smith. Column: The importance of being prepared. 
10:06am
Rep. Brandtjen. SE WI Representatives to hold press conference. 
8:20am
LRB. Wisconsin Executive Budget Bills, 1931-2019.

2:36pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As with other legal fights between Democrats and Republicans in Wisconsin, taxpayers are left with the bills.
3:59am
Center Square. Wisconsin Assembly Speaker defends Republican strategy to oppose Safer at Home.

State Agencies

2:20pm
DWD. Helps recover damages in Well Nation case.
12:35pm
DNR. Annual Wisconsin State Parks sticker now available for sale online.
10:12am
Great Lakes Legal Foundation. Letter to AG Kaul regarding May 1 letter withdrawal of OAG-01-16.
7:57am
Arts Wisconsin. Governor Evers appoints new members.

3:36am
WAOW. USDA approves Wisconsin to accept SNAP benefits online.

Economy/Business

1:24pm
Hunger Task Force. Wisconsin Dairy Recovery Program delivers.
12:38pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Releases 8 stop guide to keep employees safe.

1:32pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. State agriculture officials say more farmers seeking mental health counseling as COVID-19 hits industry.
10:15am
Reuters. Fed's Powell warns of prolonged economic weakness, calls for more fiscal support. 
4:17am
USA Today. Layoffs are easing but remain at historic levels as millions likely filed for unemployment last week.
3:43am
WTMJ. Milwaukee businesses fear minimal DNC impact after committee gives approval for virtual event.
3:38am
Fox 11. Attorneys General call for CDC guidelines to be mandatory at meat processing plants.
3:38am
WFRV. Green Bay area businesses prepare to reopen as Safer at Home order "dials back."

Coronavirus

3:04pm
DHS. Releases names of skilled nursing facilities in Wisconsin with active COVID-19 public health investigations.
2:53pm
DrydenWire.  Burnett County Sheriff issues statement on Safer-at-Home order.
12:39pm
Waukesha County Judge Lazar. COVID-19 is in fact, ending lives, but not only how you think.
12:34pm
DMA. May 13 Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state.
4:31am
Rep. Duchow. Supports safe reopening of state.
4:30am
Sen. Darling. Evers' data green lights opening state, what is the delay?

2:56pm
NBC 15. Dane Co. weighs local restrictions if 'Safer at Home' struck down.
4:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. '3 times more likely to die': Coronavirus ravages Milwaukee's African American community.
3:55am
Fox 6. 'Phenomenal:' Turnout stays strong at Milwaukee's free COVID-19 test sites, nearly 2K tested.
3:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Community COVID-19 testing draws crowds across state.
3:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State hygiene lab seeks data on coronavirus antibody testing in Wisconsin.
3:42am
CBS 58. Wings over Wisconsin: F-16 fighter jets honor health care heroes with flyover.
3:41am
WISN. Kenosha County has 7th highest coronavirus growth rate in nation, report says.
3:40am
WISC. Evers says plan for $1.9B in federal funds to come in 'next day or two.'
3:39am
NBC 26. Free coronavirus community testing site in Marinette Co.
3:37am
Appleton Post Crescent. Just 4% of new coronavirus tests in Wisconsin are positive as state meets five of six reopening goals. WKBT.

Statewide

4:40pm
Bager Institute. Universal licensure recognition works.

Courts

7:51am
District III Court of Appeals. Eau Claire County v. S.E.

1:33pm
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin hair salon owner sues over stay-at-home order.
3:54am
WSAW. Despite no decision yet, Wis. Supreme Court moving through Safer at Home case faster than most.
3:47am
U.S. News & World Report. Access denied? Coronavirus complicates voter access.

Education

2:39pm
Dairy Innovation Hub. Six UW-River Falls faculty fellowships funded by state-sponsored Dairy Innovation Hub.
2:24pm
UW-Madison. Study confirms cats can become infected with and may transmit COVID-19 to other cats.
12:37pm
UW-Stout. With pandemic, cooking class goes home and online for hospitality students.
8:11am
UW-Plattville. Elementary education students adapts amidst COVID-19 closures.
8:10am
UW-Platteville. Dums adapts to new course delivery, credits professors.
7:58am
UW-Eau Claire. New grad built connections, embraced opportunities to make most of college.

3:48am
WKBT. UW System developing a plan to bring back students and staff to campuses for fall semester.

Local

1:29pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Meet Justin Stuehrenberg - Metro Transit's new General Manager.

2:54pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Counties could see $68M loss in sales tax revenues.
4:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. City of Madison mulls furloughs, hour reductions amid COVID-19-related budget shortfalls.

Congress

4:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues urge HHS to provide transparency on distribution of remdesivir.
2:59pm
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Grassley. Release information about unmasking of Americans.
2:59pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues welcome inclusion of medical supply chain legislation in HEROES Act.
12:36pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues introduce legislation to ensure all students have access to internet during coronavirus pandemic.
10:08am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Scott. Introduce bipartisan legislation to promote transparency online and support Made in America goods and companies.  
4:33am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Urges Wisconsin delegation to reject reckless $3 trillion bailout package.
4:32am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Presses IRS Commissioner for status updates regarding economic impact payments & tax refunds.

1:14pm
The Hill. GOP Senate chairman to hold subpoena vote next week in Biden-Burisma probe.
4:26am
Racine Journal Times. Stimulus payments made to the deceased; Steil looks for more oversight to avoid future mistakes.
4:18am
The Hill. April deficit sets record at $738 billion.
3:52am
AP. GOP senators give Democrats $3T relief bill a cold shoulder.

Politics

1:25pm
DMA. Wisconsin Guard members once again support voters during special election.
10:43am
Plotkin for 8th Senate. Announces key endorsements of campaign. 
10:13am
ABC of Wisconsin. Congratulates Tom Tiffany on 7th Congressional District win. 
10:10am
Vangalis for 48th Assembly. First on the ballot. 
4:38am
NextGen Wisconsin. On Seventh Congressional District election results and implications for progressive organizing.
4:36am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Statement on WI-7 Special Election victory.
4:35am
RPW. Statement congratulating Congressman-Elect Tom Tiffany.
4:34am
American Majority. Conservative group's ground-game hit 105,000 live voter contacts to get out the vote.

4:41am
WUWM. Majority of Wisconsinites support COVID-19 restrictions, with an increased partisan divide.
3:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Most Wisconsin Democrats say they plan to vote by mail this year. Most Republicans say they plan to go the polls.
3:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tiffany wins Northwoods special election for Congress. WSAW.
3:44am
Fox 11. Democrats pass new rules that would allow virtual convention in Milwaukee.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

Legislative

11:14am
Sen. Smith. Statement on Governor's Student Debt Task Force.
10:57am
Rep. Hesselbein. Appointed to Governor's Student Loan Debt Task Force.
10:18am
Sen. Wanggaard. Evers Friday night surprise.
4:23am
Rep. Bowen. Statement on Milwaukee free COVID-19 testing centers.

4:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. Amid COVID-19 crisis, Republicans object to expanding meningitis vaccine requirement.

State Agencies

11:18am
OCI. Administrative Actions April 2020.
10:55am
WHEDA. Issues $100 million in single family bonding.
4:25am
DNR. Limited number of state shooting ranges to reopen May 14.

4:02am
U.S. News & World Report. USAF rejects Wisconsin Guard sergeant's reprisal allegations.
3:30am
WKOW. State agencies set up elder abuse hotline, website.

Economy/Business

12:31pm
NFIB Wisconsin. New survey shows Wisconsin small businesses overwhelmingly want to reopen right now.
10:23am
Empower Wisconsin. Evers: Some small stores 'deserving' of re-opening.
9:55am
AG Kaul. Urges the Trump administration to protect the health and safety of tens of thousands of U.S. meat and poultry workers.
9:37am
Arch Electric. Creating green jobs with new Madison solar office.
4:24am
Dairy Business Association, Edge Dairy Famer Cooperative. Applaud Farmers to Families Food Box program.

4:53am
AP. Workplace worries mount as U.S. tracks new COVID-19 cases.
4:41am
Baraboo News Republic. Tourism secretary: COVID-19 impact on Baraboo, Dells large, but 'reasons to be optimistic.'
4:40am
Fox 6. Wisconsin DWD: More than $940M in unemployment benefits dispersed over 8 weeks amid COVID-19.
3:49am
Ripon Commonwealth Press. Ripon excited to reopen after Evers' new order.
3:44am
WKOW. State investigates Wisconsin Dells resorts' refusal to refund; other area businesses opt for different practice.
3:40am
WFRV. Door County officials, business owners working on plans for reopening.
3:39am
Fox 6. 'It's surreal:' Sturtevant, Whitefish Bay retailers thrilled to reopen, noting, 'we have to be cautious.'
3:38am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers allows nearly all retail stores to open with limits.
3:36am
WKOW. 1.8 million weekly unemployment claims filed in Wisconsin.
3:34am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Independent Business Association of Wisconsin urges Evers to reopen state's economy.

Coronavirus

12:57pm
DMA. 12 May update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state.
11:33am
Rep. Sanfelippo. On Safer at Home order revisions.
10:39am
City of Madison. Community testing site now available at Alliant Energy Center.

2:29pm
DrydenWire. Barron County Sheriff issues statement on Safer-at-Home order.
11:01am
Reuters. Fauci warns against 'prematurely' opening U.S. states in coronavirus pandemic.
4:33am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. All eyes on hundreds of new EC County coronavirus tests.
4:20am
USA Today. COVID-19 expert: Coronavirus will rage 'until it infects everybody it possible can.'
4:18am
LA Times. U.S. COVID-19 death toll hits 80,000 as states continue reopening and Trump lashes out.
3:57am
WISN. Racine has the 8th highest coronavirus growth rate in nation, report says.
3:51am
Appleton Post Crescent. Free COVID-19 tests at Fox Valley Technical College will fill availability gaps for the tri-county area, local officials say.
3:50am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Fond du Lac county sees 'huge' leap of 21 new coronavirus cases over weekend.
3:42am
NBC 26. Brown County jail employee tests positive for coronavirus.
3:41am
Fox 11. Coronavirus testing site opens in Fox Valley.
3:35am
Racine Journal Times. 15% of Racine County tests come back positive; new order permits retailers conditional reopenings.
3:31am
Fox 11. State seeing downward trend of positive coronavirus tests.

Environment/Outdoors

3:16pm
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Record water levels set, watching spring.

Statewide

12:26pm
Wisconsin Center for Nursing. 2019 Wisconsin LPN Workforce Survey Report.
9:59am
WPPA. Wisconsin law enforcement group uses statewide 'Police Week' radio ad to send unifying message.

Courts

1:13pm
AP. Supreme Court divided over Trump tax, bank records.
9:39am
The Hill. Supreme Court to hear blockbuster case on Trump financial records.

Education

12:48pm
Carthage College. Raises more than $250,000 to support nursing program.
12:30pm
UW-River Falls. Business degree completion now offered online.
11:35am
UW-Stout. Stoutoniz publishes digital edition to share student voices.
10:21am
UW-Madison. Research on viral junk, quicker drug testing could help outflank coronaviruses.

4:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Most 2020 AP tests are just essay questions, and Wisconsin students and teachers aren't sure how to prepare.
3:58am
NBC 15. 'Will look very different' DPI official predicts changes to schools next fall.
3:43am
WQOW. UW-Stout announces 46 new furloughs, campus-wide furloughs expected in July.
3:40am
Racine Journal Times. Racine Unified, other districts face uncertain levels of state, federal funding for next school year.

Local

3:18pm
Racine Mayor Mason. Announces grants to 146 small businesses.
4:26am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Michael Haas selected as Madison City Attorney.
4:21am
Forward Analytics. Releases May update of COVID-19 and county sales tax revenues. Report.

Congress

3:56pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan push to expand delivery for SNAP recipients during pandemic. 
1:44pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And bipartisan colleagues call for fairness for farmers, request DOJ investigate potential illegal practices by beef packers.
9:31am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues call out Trump administration for shortchanging American's direct payments amid pandemic.

Politics

1:05pm
Marquette University. New Maruqette Law School poll finds reduced but majority support for COVID-19 restrictions, while partisan divisions increase.

1:26pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Marquette poll finds majority still approves of Tony Evers "safer at home" order, but support has dropped.
10:21am
U.S. News & World Report. Trump-backed lawmaker faces school board head in Wisconsin.
4:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Clerks plan protective measures for in-person voting in congressional special election.
4:00am
WSAW. Majority of absentee ballots received for Tuesday's 7th Congressional Special Election.
3:54am
WTMJ. Democrats set to take next steps toward virtual convention.
3:37am
Marshfield News Herald. Democrat Brian Giles announces bid for Wisconsin's 69th Assembly District.
3:33am
CNBC. States are taking precautions to keep coronavirus from disrupting fall elections.
3:29am
CBS News. Tammy Baldwin says she is in "regular" contact with Biden campaign.

Monday May 11, 2020

Governor

3:14pm
Gov. Evers. Announces appointments to Governor's Task Force on Student Debt.

Legislative

2:04pm
Rep. Pope. State legislatore request support for K-12 education COVID-19 relief funding from WI congressional delegation. Letter.

2:59am
NBC 15. Speaker Robin Vos receives envelope with feces inside it, calls for civility.
2:57am
ABC News. GOP in power grab to rein in Dem governors on virus response.
2:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 43 GOP state lawmakers bash Illinois and urge rejection of federal bailout of states.

State Agencies

3:42pm
AG Kaul. Remembers fallen officers during Law Enforcement Memorial Week.
2:59pm
DNR. Wisconsin 2020 elk hunt application deadline May 31.
1:16pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Applauds Dentistry Board urging access to dental services.
11:37am
AG Kaul. And Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources partner to launch elder abuse hotline.
10:07am
DATCP. Continues to waive fee for Agricultural Cleanup Program fund.
9:58am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin, MacIver Institute. Letter to the Denistry Examining Board.

Economy/Business

4:21pm
DWD. Completes FPUC back payments.
2:19pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data.

3:44am
Janesville Gazette. Some predict Janesville's unemployment rate could rise to 26%.
3:40am
Baraboo News Republic. Sauk, Columbia county residents face barriers with unemployment as state sees record claim levels.
3:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. As meat processing slows, Wisconsin grocery stores battle hoarding tendencies amid COVID-19 pandemic.
3:32am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Meatpacking union criticizes Trump's order to reopen plants, including JBS Packerland.
3:04am
AP. A distinct possibility: 'Temporary' layoffs may be permanent.
3:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'I'm at a frustrating standstill': Delays in unemployment claims leave some jobless Wisconsinites without money for food, bills.
3:02am
WJFW. As unemployment numbers rise, so do struggles to contact office.
3:00am
Racine Journal Times. Tavern league wants early 'last call' to state's Safer at Home order, watching Supreme Court.
2:53am
CNBC. Trump says U.S. will start buying dairy, meat and produce from farmers amid supply chain disruptions.
2:50am
CNBC. China's purchases of U.S. goods will fall way short of 'phase one' trade deal due to the coronavirus, says think tank.

Coronavirus

4:51pm
Sen. Stroebel. Executive Order #36 - seriously?
4:19pm
Rep. Dittrich. Supports safe reopening for state.
3:56pm
Sen. Marklein. Statement on non-essential retail business openings.
3:03pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state.
2:51pm
Speaker Vos. Time to reopen the state.
2:50pm
Sen. Wanggaard. (Updated) Statement on Emergency Order 36.
2:39pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Wisconsin retail businesses reopening.
1:49pm
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Free COVID-19 testing available starting today.
1:23pm
NATO of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Statewide trade association applauds opening of Wisconsin drive-in movie theaters.
12:38pm
Sen. Bewley. Statement on turning the dial.
12:30pm
Gov. Evers. Announces another turn of the dial for Wisconsin businesses. Emergency Order #36. FAQ.
12:24pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Dane County COVID-19 community testing site at Alliant Energy Center.
10:13am
Gov. Evers. Announces new community testing sites being held in Milwaukee and Madison.
9:59am
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Resumes non-urgent procedures at Marshfield, Eau Claire hospitals.
9:27am
Rep. Hutton. Announces support for countie leading the fight against COVID-19.
8:17am
Milwaukee Common Council. Joint statement on free COVID-19 testing for Milwaukee's communities of color.
3:45am
DMA. Hard at work behind the scenes, Guard members staff state call center for COVID-19 test results.
3:29am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard helping to increase testing capacity in Brown County.
3:28am
Gov. Evers. Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System ready and available for use in Wisconsin.
3:14am
LeadingAge Wisconsin, WHCA/WiCAL. Amid COVID-19 pandemic, skilled nursing facility caregivers serve Wisconsin's most vulnerable citizens on the frontlines.
3:12am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state.
3:12am
DMA. 115th Fighter Wing shows support during COVID-19 pandemic by flying over several Wisconsin communities.

3:04pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Free COVID-19 testing sites in Milwaukee, Madison draw thousands.
12:56pm
Politico. Why the U.S. isn't prepared to meet overwhelming demand for a coronavirus vaccine.
12:53pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. As businesses hope to reopen, COVID-19 hot spots emerge across state.
12:52pm
La Crosse Tribune. Retailers allowed to reopen with no more than 5 customers at a time under new order.
3:17am
WKOW. 8 percent of COVID-19 tests come back positive; 2 more dead.
3:11am
Fox 6. Wisconsin National Guard to conduct free COVID-19 testing at 2 sites in Milwaukee.
3:10am
Politico. Fauci and Brix's public withdrawal worries health experts.
3:08am
NBC 26. Wisconsin DHS works to release list of nursing homes with COVID-19 investigations.
3:05am
WFRV. COVID-19 testing site to open at Fox Valley Technical College.
2:57am
WBAY. Brown County essential workers now able to be tested despite not having COVID-19 symptoms.
2:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. At least 400 people have died from coronavirus in Wisconsin. Here's what trends are emerging.
2:55am
CBS 58. New testing sites to open in Waukesha, Milwaukee and Burlington over the next week.
2:52am
Reuters. Three key U.S. coronavirus officials in self-quarantine after COVID-19 exposure.
2:50am
U.S. News & World Report. Decontamination system for N95 masks ready in Wisconsin.

Statewide

11:10am
WHCA/WiCAL. Celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week amid COVID-19 crisis.
10:11am
PDPW. Content now available for week six of The Dairy Signal.
3:47am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. Water safety.

Courts

3:57pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Reply memo in support of petitioners' emergency motion for original action and emergency motion for injunction.

Education

4:20pm
Marquette University. And industry partners announces President's Challenge for COVID-19 response.
2:35pm
UW-Stevens Point. Continuing education offers virtual theatre, arts and podcast camps.
2:34pm
UW-Eau Claire. History class in England inspires Blugold to pursue new major, career.
1:09pm
UW-Madison. How should journalists cover coronaivrus preprint studies?
11:36am
UW-Stout. Senior Show, Stout Game Expo premiere online May 15.
11:08am
UW-River Falls. Outdoor Summer Concert Series cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns.
9:32am
UW System, WAICU. Higher education leaders Cross and Wegenke urge Congress to provide critically needed support.
3:18am
UW-Madison. Spring commencement 2020: A virtual party heard round the world.

3:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. Pay cuts for highest-paid employees, work-share program sought to save Wisconsin athletics $2.8 million.
3:35am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: UW campuses face difficult choices.
3:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Nearly 60% of Wisconsin school districts seeking instructional hours waiver due to COVID-19.
3:03am
WKBT. UW La Crosse braces for impact from COVID-19.
2:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin college grads scramble to secure jobs, internships in COVID-19 economy.

Local

2:36pm
Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department. A good start to the 2020 shipping season.
4:00am
AFSCME Wisconsin. Thanks Milwaukee alderpersons for their efforts to support furloughed city employees.

3:16am
WJFW. County budgets face shortfalls due to COVID-19.

Congress

1:22pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Joins group of House and Senate colleagues to bring additional oversight to economic impact payments, prevent payments to deceased individuals.
11:35am
Growth Energy. Mayors across 10 states urge EPA to protect biofuel & farm jobs amid COVID-19.
11:09am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues introduce legislation to help renters during the coronavirus pandemic.

3:25am
Reuters. White House considers more coronavirus aid as jobs picture worsens.

Politics

1:09pm
DrydenWire. John Ellenson announces candidacy for 75th Assembly District.
12:01pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Nonpartisan voter protection effort finds widespread confusion, numerous obstacles in Wisconsin's spring election.
11:39am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Nonpartisan voter protection effort finds widespread confusion, numerous obstacles in Wisconsin's spring election. Report.
8:20am
Murguia for 8th Assembly. Announces candidacy.

12:54pm
Cap Times. What would it take for Wisconsin to hold a mail-in election?

Friday May 8, 2020

Budget

10:14am
Sen. Marklein. Column: A day of fiscal reckoning is coming.

Legislative

5:03pm
Leg. Council. Emergency rulemaking process.
12:10pm
Rep. Vruwink. Column: Appreciate the teachers.
11:45am
Rep. Pronschinske. Column: "Safer at Home" argued in court.
11:43am
Various Members of the WI Legislature. Letter to WI congressional delegation regarding higher education funding.
4:29am
Rep. Shankland. Letter to UW System President Cross regarding UW System proposal.

State Agencies

5:11pm
DOT. New DMV program information available online.
11:56am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard to support special election.
11:05am
DATCP. Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant recipients announced.

9:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin businesses plan for possible reopening amid uncertainty.

Economy/Business

3:41pm
Gov. Evers. Announces grant program for ethnically diverse micro-businesses.
11:28am
Gov. Evers. Announces best practices and safety guidelines for Wisconsin businesses.

2:33pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers unveils COVID-19 guidelines for businesses; official reopening of economy remains uncertain.
2:22pm
Fox 6. 'Actionable advice:' Gov. Evers announces guidelines, best practices for businesses.
11:47am
AP. Some blame meatpacking workers, not plants, for virus spread.
10:26am
Yahoo Finance. Trump casts doubt on future of China trade deal after phone call.
10:24am
Reuters. J.C. Penny to file for bankruptcy as soon as next week, sources say.
10:21am
The Hill. Thousands of Catholic churches received PPP loans: report.
7:35am
Reuters. Explainer: Why Friday's U.S. jobless figures won't capture the true state of the coronavirus economy.
7:34am
CNBC. A record 20.5 million jobs were lost in April as unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%.
4:37am
Fox 6. GOP lawmaker blames Evers administration for unemployment backlog; DWD works to increase staffing.
4:27am
AP. A devastating jobs report for April will show virus's impact.
3:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. State unemployment fund could be depleted by October, GOP adds pressure to reopen economy.
3:53am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Startup Wisconsin survey: Startups struggle to obtain federal COVID-19 relief funds.
3:49am
CBS 58. DWD secretary: $600 payments going out, state hiring employees and contractors for unemployment backlog.
3:47am
Reuters. China, U.S. hold talks on implementation of signed phase one deal.

Coronavirus

12:56pm
DOC. Increasing COVID-19 testing for persons in our care and staff.
11:46am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces nearly $17 million in Community Development Block Grant funding for Wisconsin.
10:16am
Sen. Wanggaard. Three weeks without answers on regionalization.
8:57am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce bill to expand health care workforce to meet nationwide challenges highlighted by COVID-19.
8:56am
LRB. Emergency release of prisoners due to COVID-19.
4:05am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state.

2:40pm
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: 72 got COVID-19 after being at large event.
2:36pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Number of COVID-19 deaths is based on actual reports; flu deaths are estimates.
4:25am
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa Valley Republican legislators express support for regional reopening plan.
4:21am
Green Bay Press Gazette. State investigates 31 facilities in Brown County as COVID-19 cases exceed 1,700, with 12th death.
4:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As Wisconsin collects data on coronavirus and its effects, some positive trends are emerging.
4:16am
AP. Experts worry CDC is sidelined in coronavirus response.
4:02am
Fox 6. COVID-19 testing to be made available to anyone, regardless of insurance status.
4:02am
WBAY. Gov. Evers sees no reason to extend Safer at Home order past May 26.
3:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin DOC has released nearly 1,600 inmates so far to combat COVID-19 spread.
3:53am
NBC 15. DHS rolls out new map to find COVID-19 testing sites.
3:51am
WKBT. La Crosse officials brace for potential drop of Wisconsin's 'Safer at Home' order.
3:51am
WBAY. Wisconsin sees huge increase in COVID-19 testing, big drop in percentage of positive cases.
3:50am
WISC. 36 Milwaukee Police Department members have COVID-19, department says.
3:48am
WAOW. Local health dept. weighs in on regional reopening.
3:46am
Fox 6. Wisconsin GOP pushes for regional reopening; Gov. Evers says 'there may be cases where we do it.'
3:46am
USA Today. Wisconsin governor announces free coronavirus testing for African Americans, Latinos.

Statewide

4:49pm
Dairy Business Association, Edge Dairy Famer Cooperative. USDA Undersecretary Greg Ibach featured on Dairy Stream podcast.
12:20pm
Arts Wisconsin. Celebrate Creative Economy Week throughout Wisconsin May 9-16, 2020.

Courts

5:20pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - order
5:17pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Appendix to non-party brief submitted by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
5:16pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Non-party brief on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation as amicus curiae in support of respondents.
5:15pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Motion of the Freedom From Religion Foundation for leave to file non-party as amicus curiae.
4:33pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - State respondents' response to petition for an original action and motion for temporary injunction.
4:31pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Affidavit of Julie Willems Van Dijk in support of respondents' response to petition for original action.
4:30pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Affidavit of Ryan P. Westergaard in support of respondents' respone to petition for original action.
3:49pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm. - Emergency motion of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice for leave to file non-party brief as amicus curiae in support of respondents.
3:49pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Non-party brief and appendix of Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice amicus curiae in support of respondents.
3:45pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - non-party amicus curiae brief letter.
12:17pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Filing response to petition letter.
12:14pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Respondents' response to emergency petition for original aciton and emergency motion for injunction.

2:37pm
U.S. News & World Report. Waukesha County residents mount 2nd stay-at-home lawsuit.

Education

2:45pm
UW-Eau Claire. Intercultural journey, continued: Flubright award to enrich teaching of Chinese language, culture.
1:59pm
UW-La Crosse. Graduating students share their work online.
12:12pm
UW-River Falls. Applications open for new online cybersecurity master's degree.
9:35am
UW System. Blueprint for the University of Wisconsin System beyond COVID-19.
9:28am
UW-Stout. Graduate triples her resume power with three bachelor's degrees.
9:28am
UW-Stout. Graduate urges accepting challenges and making future brighter.
8:55am
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Education announces May programs.
4:04am
UW-Stevens Point. Nearly 5,200 students to receive emergency aid, funds available.

4:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System estimates $212M in losses through summer due to COVID-19.
4:03am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW Regents postpone private discussion on universities' pandemic problems.
4:00am
WQOW. UW-Eau Claire furloughs 88 additional employees.
3:55am
WJFW. UW System regents waive ACT, SAT test score requirements for 2020-21, 2021-22 academic years.
3:49am
WTMJ. 'Monumental task': UW officials outline criteria for students to return to campuses this fall.

Local

12:58pm
Washington County Register of Deeds. Citizens should prepare or DMV reopening by requesting vital records.
4:28am
Madison Department of Civil Rights. Statement on the passing of Milele Chikasa Anana.

4:26am
La Crosse Tribune. City of La Crosse prepares for 'major' recession, furloughs and layoffs possible.

Congress

3:42pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murphy. Lead call urging Trump administration to cover COVID-19 related medical expenses for those enrolled in junk plans.

9:04am
The Hill. Congress, Treasury tussle over IRS guidance on $2.2T COVID-19 package.
3:52am
WEAU. Rep. Kind helps highlight online learning resources.

Politics

4:05pm
Jaeger for 89th Assembly. Announces candidacy.
3:51pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. More than 69,000 absentee ballots already returned for May 12 Special Election.
12:19pm
State Senate Democratic Committee. 25 million reasons not to trust Patrick Testin.
11:49am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Roggensack has at least $295K in investments.
9:02am
Murphy-Lopez for 49th Assembly. Announces his candidacy.
8:53am
Callahan for 35th Assembly. Scott Walker's DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp endorses.

2:49pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Robin Vos challenger Bob Prailes drops Assembly bid after attacks and harassment of his family.
3:59am
Kenosha News. Assisted living facility owner to challenge Ohnstad for state Assembly seat.
3:59am
Sawyer County Record. James Bolen announces candidacy for 74th Assembly District.
3:56am
WJFW. Democrat Kirk Bangstad announces run for 34th Assembly seat.

Thursday May 7, 2020

Governor

10:45am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Menominee-Shawano County Circuit Court.

Budget

2:50pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. New budget projections show need for fiscal responsibility.

10:30am
WISC. Madison schools prep for potential worst-case scenario as state tax revenue shows severe impacts from COVID-19.
3:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State tax collections dropped sharply during early days of COVID-19 pandemic.
3:34am
Marshfield News Herald. State tax collections fell off a cliff in April as Wisconsin stayed home, delayed tax filings.

Legislative

4:29pm
Rep. Allen. Statement on Department of Workforce Development press conference.
4:24pm
Sen. Carpenter. The Do Nothing Republican Legislature cost Wisconsin taxpayers $25 million.
1:56pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement in response to area Assembly GOP press conference on "re-opening."
1:53pm
Rep. Quinn. GOP Weekly Radio Address: A regional approach to opening Wisconsin.
12:47pm
Rep. Nygren. Joins colleagues at regional press conference.
12:01pm
Reps. Summerfield, James, Pronschinske; Sen. Bernier. GOP makes case for regional reopening of state.
11:00am
Speaker Vos, Rep. Steineke. Assembly GOP advocate for regional reopening.

2:48pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lost out on $25M in federal funding because GOP lawmakers waited to pass coronavirus relief bill.
3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly Speaker outlines possible GOP changes to stay-at-home order.
3:38am
WXOW. As SCOWIS deliberates, state leaders discuss fate of safer at home order.
3:37am
WISN. Vos: Not possible to prevent all deaths when state reopens.
3:36am
CBS 58. State leaders consider path forward as Supreme Court considers Safer at Home.
3:35am
WTMJ. Democrats and Republicans at odds about how to restart economy.

State Agencies

1:07pm
DNR. PFAS found in sediment and surface wtaer at Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern.
4:33am
DNR. Statement on gunshot incident on Little Saint Germain Lake in Vilas County.

3:41am
WKBT. Hunters reject wholesale changes to deer season.

Economy/Business

3:30pm
WMC. Analysis: Wisconsin economy can reopen according to Gov. Evers' own criteria.
1:55pm
Charter Communications. Moves to virtual recruiting and hires more than 3,000 new employees amid COVID-19 crisis.
11:13am
DWD. Releases potential impact due to COVID-19 on Unemployment Trust Fund.
10:36am
BrightStar Wisconsin. Announces receipt of Capital Cayalyst Grant.

12:33pm
CNBC. Federal business disaster loans now capped at $150,000 and limited to agriculture.
11:38am
WTMJ. Evers open to some regional re-opening of Wisconsin businesses.
11:28am
WTMJ. Wisconsin unemployment fund could be depleted by October.
10:41am
Reuters. North America bulges with cattle as virus closes packers, leaving retailers hungry for beef.
10:40am
AP. 33 million have sought U.S. unemployment aid since virus hit.
7:52am
Reuters. Millions more Americans join the unemployment line.
4:55am
USA Today. Meatpacking industry hits grim milestone of 10,000 coronavirus cases linked to plants.
4:28am
Bloomberg. U.S., China trade chiefs to speak as Trump threatens deal.
4:25am
Sheboygan Press. Kohler Co. shut down divisions and reduced hours due to coronavirus, but interest in some products has grown.
4:02am
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Richelieu Foods to test all Beaver Dam employees.
4:01am
Fox 6. Cargill closes for COVID-19 testing; Wisconsin Grocers Association warns of 'supply shortages.'
3:48am
The Hill. Senate Democrat presses meat processors on worker protections.

Coronavirus

11:04am
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic Radio Address encouraging Wisconsinites to stay Safer at Home.
9:34am
DMA. 115th Fighter Wing team assists with mortuary operations.
4:36am
Gov. Evers. Continues to expand community testing programs, announces new online tool.

10:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee leaders say city has 'at least hit an equilibrium with COVID-19.'
4:43am
Fox 11. Brown County hopes to administer 900 COVID-19 tests a day in Brown County.
4:42am
Racine Journal Times. There is no cure for COVID-19; if someone says they have one, it's a scam, Steil and FTC warn.
4:03am
AP. Exclusive: Admin shelves CDC guide to reopening country.
3:53am
Kenosha News. Kenosha County receives poor marks for social distancing, cell data shows.
3:49am
Fox 11. Wisconsin tests more than 4,000 for coronavirus, a single-day high.
3:44am
NBC 26. Coronavirus in Brown County: 39% of cases come from meat packing facilities.
3:40am
WQOW. Chippewa Co. health director: "I don't believe we have reached the peak."

Statewide

12:22pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. 'Siri, did you know your boss will speak June 4 at the Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Conference?'
5:05am
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. Names Sorum next Executive Vice President & CEO.
4:48am
Tavern League of Wisconsin. Charitable giving.

Courts

1:57pm
Waukesha County Third Judicial District. Waukesha County Courthouse will expand hours, increase hearings and in-person services.
4:50am
Gary Grass Attorney. Judge issues temporary order to prohibit destruction of records in Arena.

2:46pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin mom sues Trump, IRS, over her exclusion from COVID-19 stimulus check program.
7:52am
Politico. Trump will urge Supreme Court to strike down Obamacare.
4:40am
Isthmus. Pandemic power grab.
3:52am
WSAW. Local governments plan for all possible outcomes of Wis. Supreme Court ruling on Safer at Home order.
3:48am
Racine Journal Times. Racine City Council approves "Safer at Home" amicus brief.

Education

3:31pm
UW-La Crosse. Here are UWL's outstanding graduates for 2020.
2:41pm
AFT Wisconsin. Responds to UW System President Ray Cross's proposal to consolidate the UW System.
12:20pm
UW-Stout. Science graduate diving into career with vaccine research.
10:59am
Marquette University. Professor receives $747,000 grant for spinal cord injury research.
10:36am
UW-Stout. Winkler receives May University Staff Appreciation Award.
8:51am
UW-Eau Claire. Biology grad reflects on her unconventional college success story.

10:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'To ensure the survival' of universities, UW System president calls for further restructuring.
5:09am
La Crosse Tribune. UW System leader eyes academic program cuts, layoffs at some campuses in COVID-19 plan.
3:51am
Duluth News Tribune. University of Wisconsin-Superior will roll out intermittent furloughs beginning July 1.

Local

2:40pm
Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department. Port of Green Bay captures Pacesetter Award for 2019 shipping season.
12:19pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County to create $3.5 million grant program for licensed child care providers amid COVID-19 pandemic.
4:32am
Madison Black Chamber of Commerce. Statement on the passing of Milele Chikasa Anana.

4:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. New report shows high levels of PFAS in Madison airport runoff.
3:54am
WUWM. City of Milwaukee poised to furlough or cut hours for more than 700 employees.
3:45am
WKOW. Dane County Regional Airport to reduce PFAS contamination.
3:42am
WBAY. Brown County departments start to look at budget impacts of coronavirus.

Congress

3:53pm
Growth Energy. Applauds senator letter rejecting attack on U.S. biofuels.
12:02pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Selected to serve on new Congresional China task force.
9:19am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin, Braun. Permanent Buy America provision passes Senate committee.
4:54am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson requests USPS weekly revenue reports to clarify financial situation.

10:42am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins Senate Democrats in calling on VA to develop COVID-19 testing strategy at facilities nationwide.

Politics

10:44am
Underly for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Announces candidacy.
8:52am
AlephAPI. Develops website for siging nomination papers safely at home; responds to partisan attacks.

11:30am
U.S. News & World Report. Rural educator enters race for state schools superintendent.
10:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tom Tiffany, enthusiastic Trump ally, fought for GOP causes in Legislature. Now he's set his sights on Congress.
10:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tricia Zunker would make history with a special election win. Can a Democrat flip a deep red congressional district?
8:02am
Reuters. Blame China. Remake economy: Trump pivots to new election message amid pandemic.
3:50am
WCLO. Libertarian candidate joins race for 44th District Assembly seat.

Wednesday May 6, 2020

Budget

11:43am
LFB. April 2020, General Fund Tax Collections.

2:10pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin tax collections take a hit as pandemic continues.
3:45am
WAOW. New report projects money lost by-county in Wisconsin.

Legislative

11:00am
LRB. Executive vetoes of bills passed by the 2019 Legislature.
4:23am
Wisconsin United for Freedom. Statement on JCRAR action.

State Agencies

3:07pm
AG Kaul. Urges Congrss to strengthen Paycheck Protection Program.
1:22pm
DATCP. CWD not detected in depopulated Burnett County elk herd.
12:15pm
DNR. Spring hearing questionnaire results available now.
11:45am
DOJ. Employee honored with top HIDTA Award.
10:17am
DVA. Call 1-800-WIS-VETS for veterans benefits information.

8:39am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Romanski asks USDA to allow meat to cross state lines.
3:44am
Cap Times. Kaul: Wisconsin DNR can gauge impact of high-capacity wells on nearby water sources.

Economy/Business

2:05pm
WEC Energy Group. Klappa, Fletcher cite milestones in network reliability, carbon reduction and financial performance at annual meeting.
10:15am
Boardman & Clark. Different standard for federal employee ADEA cases.
10:12am
DWD. Awarded COVID-19 Dislocated Worker Grant and received nearly $1M in funding.
8:51am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Demands answers from the nation's largest meat processors on failing to protect workers from COVID-19.

1:34pm
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. International workers are essential to Door County businesses, but will COVID-19 allow their travel?
1:24pm
WISC. All 350 employees from Prairie Industries being tested for COVID-19.
12:16pm
WTMJ. Final COVID-19 numbers at Smithfield Foods in Cudahy released after testing.
10:37am
CNBC. Small business loans are not going proportionately to the hardest-hit areas, Fed study shows.
10:32am
Reuters. U.S. private payrolls tumble by a record 20.2 million in April.
10:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin milk production held steady in 2019, despite fewer farmers, cows.
8:41am
Racine Journal Times. A tale of two tourism industries, pre- and post-COVID.
8:40am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Poor weather impacted 2019 cranberry crop.
4:47am
CNBC. U.S. hospitals are losing millions of dollars per day in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic - and recovery may take years.
4:21am
Beloit Daily News. Cases of COVID cropping up at food processors.
4:04am
Bloomberg. U.S. meat workers are quitting as virus-ridden plants reopen.
3:55am
WBAY. Baldwin: Small farms don't qualify for paycheck protection program, need help from federal government.
3:54am
WBAY. Marinette Marine confirms 2 additional employee cases of COVID-19, total now at 6.
3:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Menomonee Falls plans to take a 'slow and gradual approach' to reopen its businesses.
3:49am
WEAU. DWD experiences problems with decades old coding software.
3:46am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin exports down slightly in Q1 as imports from China fall 37%.
3:36am
Fox 6. Cargill Meat Solutions in Milwaukee will close temporarily for COVID-19 testing.

Coronavirus

3:36pm
Racine Public Health Department. Preventing the spread of COVID-19 takes a community-wide effort.
10:34am
Open Wisconsin Today. Businessman Eric Hovde launches statewide television ad to open Wisconsin.
10:25am
Sen. Smith. Column: Connecting during crisis.

1:36pm
AP. 'If this thing boomerangs': Second wave of infections feared.
1:35pm
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin is not staying home as much, The state got a 'D' in social distancing based on mobile data.
12:19pm
WXPR. Swearingen is hopeful for a deal on reopening Wisconsin.
11:20am
U.S. News & World Report. Former Senate candidate makes push to reopen Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
10:31am
The Hill. New discoveries shift coronavirus timeline by months.
4:15am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Brown County coronavirus: 11 dead, 1,500 infected, and meatpacking not only source of spread.
3:58am
WKOW. DHS announces three more criteria to reopen Wisconsin.
3:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Community testing underway in northwest Wisconsin.
3:51am
WCLO. Beloit hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19 outbreak.
3:40am
WTMJ. Cleaning site in Madison aims to decontaminate PPE for re-use.
3:39am
WXOW. Wisconsin National Guard increases number of members responding to pandemic.

Environment/Outdoors

3:40am
WJFW. Environmental expert warns PFAS spread in Rhinelander could be miles away from source.

Statewide

10:20am
Youth Climate Action Team. Goes national .
8:49am
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals. Nurses' message on the first day of Nurses' Week: We need more than "thanks." Pay us, protect us, take actions that respect us.

Courts

12:17pm
Sen. Hansen. Justice Roggensack's comments show she is unfit to serve.
10:20am
District II Court of Appeals. Country Visions Cooperative v. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company and United Cooperative.
10:14am
Rep. Gruzynski. Statement on WI Supreme Court oral arguments.

4:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As state Supreme Court hears arguments, Wisconsin's stay-at-home order hangs in balance.
4:00am
WISN. Milwaukee County officials preparing local 'stay-at-home' order pending Supreme Court decision.
3:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supreme Court takes up lawsuit seeking to end Evers' stay-at-home order while economic toll rises.
3:47am
Madison.com. Conservative justices bash Wisconsin stay-at-home order.

Education

3:37pm
UW-Eau Claire. Twin sisters to earn nursing degrees.
1:21pm
DPI. Wisconsin schools surpass 1 million meals served to students during public health emergency.
12:13pm
UW-Platteville. Update coronavirus.
12:13pm
UW-Platteville. Students to share design projects in virtual open house.
12:12pm
UW-Platteville. Impact of COVID-19 provides opportunity for research, connections.
12:11pm
UW-Platteville. Paying it forward: The Huff Family Scholarship Fund.
12:11pm
UW-Platteville. Teal draws on education, experiences to help others during COVID-19 crisis.
11:21am
Alverno College. Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, Alverno College partnering on scholarship program.
8:50am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Uncertainty ahead.
8:43am
One City Schools. Announces "Parents are Heroes" initiative. Report.
4:17am
Edgewood College. Remains committed to on-campus experience for fall 2020.

12:03pm
Insight on Business. Turning the tech tide.
8:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Wisconsin schools face an uncertain financial future.
3:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. As a small Wisconsin college closes its doors, others worry about growing COVID-19 losses.
3:43am
La Crosse Tribune. UW campuses, except Madison, consider dropping SAT and ACT requirement due to COVID-19.
3:42am
Fox 6. UW System regents to vote on scrapping ACT/SAT submissions.
3:41am
Kenosha News. UW-Parkside sets summer plans: Staff furloughs, online classes.

Local

1:20pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin; Reps. Moore, Kind, Pocan. Push for expanded food assistance for Wisconsin in coronavirus relief legislation.
12:14pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement on the death of Milele Chikasa Anana.
12:07pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Logsdon. Congratulates County Executive David Crowley on inauguration.

Congress

2:03pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Schumer, Murray. And Senate Democrats in letter to President Trump call administration's testing bluepring insufficient, insiste federal government must release and implement national plan.

3:38am
The Hill. More than 800 public health experts call on Congress to fund mail-in voting.

Politics

12:03pm
Wood for 44th Assembly. Announces candidacy.
8:47am
Callahan for 35th Assembly. Former Merrill Housing Authority Director and current Merrill Common Council President Paul Russell endorses.

1:36pm
U.S. News & World Report. No spike, but no certainty on fallout of Wisconsin election.

Tuesday May 5, 2020

Budget

7:59am
Badger Institute. The cost of shutting down Wisconsin's economy.

3:39am
WKOW. Cities, villages struggle with lost revenue; cuts likely coming as a result.

Legislative

1:13pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on JCRAR action.
11:21am
LRB. Wisconsin National Guard activations.
4:29am
Speaker Vos. Legislative leaders meet with Governor.

3:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers, Republicans discuss regional reopening of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Chippewa Herald.

State Agencies

3:04pm
AG Kaul. Recognizes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day.
1:33pm
AG Kaul. Highlights Arson Awareness Week.
11:22am
RPW. Statement in response to AG Josh Kaul's withdrawal of past Attorney General opinion on high-capacity wells.
10:29am
AG Kaul. Calls on telecommunication providers to expand illegal robocall response.
9:51am
DOT. Offers new ways to obtain diver licenses without visiting DMV.
9:27am
DCF. Foster parents provide stable and loving envirnments for children across state.

Economy/Business

3:59pm
U.S. Gain. Brings more dairy-based RNG to California.
3:26pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Statement: Badger Bounce Back plan hospital metrics.
2:11pm
NFIB. Small businesses finally receiving financil help, 61% received funds from PPP loan.
1:35pm
A Better Wisconsin Together. Verdict in the court of public opinion: Wisconsinites support protecting health, want safe economic recovery.
8:19am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. To Trump administration: Wisconsin farmers need better access to Paycheck Proteciton Program now.

1:45pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Taking a beating': Wisconsin beef, pork producers struggle with reduced processing, low prices.
1:44pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. MMAC wants phased-in restart of state's economy to begin before expiration of Evers' 'Safer at Home' order.
1:19pm
WSAW. Tommy Bartlett Show cancels its 69th season amid concerns over COVID-19.
7:58am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wisconsin officially sets new milk production record in '19.
4:24am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse sees overwhelming interest in small business relief grant program.
4:23am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin business owners to receive $1.68 billion in PPP loans in second round.
4:09am
Politico. Mnuchin resists changes to small business loans as restaurants protest.
4:07am
Fox 6. Patrick Cudahy reopens after 85 cases of COVID-19 tied to plant,  'some work stations not complete.'
3:48am
WAOW. DWD: Over 498,000 unemployment applications received since COVID-19 pandemic began.
3:46am
NBC 15. Despite losing millions in travel revenue this year, Wisconsin tourism officials remain optimistic.
3:45am
U.S. News & World Report. Report: Visitors spent $13.7 billion in Wisconsin last year. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
3:41am
CBS 58. National Guard tests Palermo's Pizza plant employees for COVID-19 after 5 confirmed cases.
3:40am
WISN. Meat processing plant shutdowns causing 'dire' situation for Wisconsin meat farmers.
3:38am
Fox 11. Some JBS employees not coming to work after meat plant announces partial reopen.
3:37am
NBC 26. JBS plans to reopen Green Bay facility Tuesday.
3:37am
WFRV. More and more of Northeast Wisconsin's businesses face the possibility of closing for good.

Coronavirus

2:42pm
Gov. Evers. Details expanded COVID-19 contact tracing efforts.
1:06pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Announces donation of 100,000 surgical grade masks from Taiwan.
11:33am
DHS. Announces hospital metrics for Badger Bounce Back.
9:35am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Declares State of Emergency for Dane County until at least July 15th.
8:38am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Contact tracing's role in re-opening Wisconsin.

1:28pm
CNBC. The coronavirus has mutated and appears to be more contagious now, new study finds.
1:26pm
Reuters. White house plans to wind down coronavirus task force in coming weeks: New York Times.
1:25pm
CNBC. The coronavirus has mutated and appears to be more contigious now, new study finds.
1:24pm
Politico. States were supposed to team up on reopening. It hasn't gone as planned.
9:33am
AP. Here come the COVID-19 tracing apps - and privacy trade-offs.
8:14am
DrydenWire. Open letter to Governor Evers from the Polk County Board Chairman.
4:51am
WTMJ. COVID-19 testing to ramp up in Wisconsin, firefighters could help administer tests.
4:31am
Wisconsin Watch. 'Almost a death sentence': How Wisconsin doctors, peers are rethinking ventilators for coronavirus.
4:04am
The Hill. Trump's new vaccine timeline met with deep skepticism.
3:54am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin's confirmed cases of coronavirus surpass 8,000 as Evers pledges to test all nursing home residents and staff.
3:49am
WJFW. All Wisconsin nursing home residents to get COVID-19 test.
3:44am
AP. Virus-afflicted 2020 looks like 1918 despite science's march.
3:35am
WQOW. Eau Claire County seeing 'increased positivity' of COVID-19 cases.

Statewide

1:32pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. Nineteen entries advance to second phase in 'Wisconsin YES!' youth biz plan contest.
9:31am
Alliant Energy Foundation. Donates $70,000 on Giving Tuesday Now.
4:39am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. Governor proclaims May as Building Safety Month.

Courts

1:49pm
AG Kaul. Statement on Safer at Home litigation.
12:11pm
Wisconsin Dairy Alliance. Dairy group stands up for farmers and business owners - the time for leadership is now.
10:01am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - order.
9:25am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Statement ahead of oral arguments in Safer-at-Home extension lawsuit.

1:18pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Conservative justices appear skeptical of authority for Safer at Home extension to battle coronavirus.
1:17pm
Fox 6. Wisconsin Supreme Court justices question legality of COVID-19 order set to run until May 26.
3:58am
Bloomberg. Wisconsin sued over social distancing rules, 'basic liberties.'
3:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supreme Court asked for a second time to block restrictions in Tony Evers' order to stay home.

Education

3:25pm
UW-Stout. Commencement ceremony May 9 to feature 1,183 graduates.
2:39pm
UW-Stout. Student team excels in worldwide code-breaking contest.
2:07pm
DPI. Department will hold hearing on statements of scope relating to amending educator prep program standards and more.
12:15pm
School Nutrition Association. Unsung heroes: School nutrition professionals continue feeding communities.
12:12pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Surveys Wisconsin parents on education and COVID-19.
9:31am
UW-Eau Claire. Blugolds remain resilient through COVID-19 crisis.
9:29am
UW-Eau Claire. Public history team creating Chippewa Valley COVID-19 archive.
8:37am
UW-Whitewater. Achieves record graduation rates.
8:20am
UW-Whitewater. Summer orientation programs to take place virtually for new students.

Local

9:53am
Kewaunee County. Memorial Day ceremony cancelled.
4:33am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Congratulates County Executive Crowley on taking oath of office.
4:32am
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. Congratulates County Executive David Crowley on first day in office.

1:46pm
Cap Times. Madison facing $30 million shortfall driven by COVID-19.
3:49am
WKOW. Dane County to allow delay in property tax payments.

Congress

3:42am
CNBC. U.S. Treasury seeks to borrow a record $3 trillion this quarter.

Politics

1:50pm
Marquette University. New Law School Poll to be released May 12.
1:36pm
Priorities USA Action. Launches updated version of "First" TV ad.
10:51am
Kitchens for 1st Assembly. Seeking reelection of 1st Assembly District.
9:54am
Maresh for 76th Assembly. Mental health advocate announces candidacy.
8:01am
Nelson for 35th Assembly. Announces candidacy.
4:40am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. How to vote by absentee ballot in November/And in the special 7th C.D. Special Election on May 12th.
4:34am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Trumps Zunker in second debate.

1:11pm
WSAW. Former Tomahawk City Council President to run for state Assembly.
4:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ahead of special election, 7th Congressional District candidates clash on coronavirus response.
4:12am
Stevens Point Journal. Newly elected Portage County Board member Scott Soik will challenge Rep. Katrina Shankland for state Assembly.
3:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP mailer on absentee ballot requests confuses voters, putting burden on clerks to explain.

Monday May 4, 2020

Governor

4:39am
Rep. Nygren. Governor Evers admits to breaking the law.
4:36am
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin Department of Justice to release more than 10,000 records to Republican lawmaker.

3:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers agrees to provide 10,000 pages and pay $40,000 in legal fees to settle records suit.
3:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers to hand over 10,000 pages in open records settlement.

Legislative

4:49pm
Sen. Carpenter. Happy Birthday, Fred!
3:10pm
Wisconsin Health Care Leadership Coalition. Letter to JCRAR regarding support for Clearinghouse Rule 19-079 (DHS 144).

3:57am
WKOW. Assembly Republicans seek meeting with Evers over pandemic response.

State Agencies

4:50pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. (Updated) Applauds Attorney General for joining DFA lawsuit.
3:30pm
AG Kaul. Urges Senate to reauthorize Violence Against Women Act.
1:11pm
DNR. High to very high danger continues.
11:31am
DMA. Be prepared for any emergency with a weather radio.
4:42am
Clean Wisconsin. Attorney General acts in interest of public waters, science.

12:22pm
Wisconsin State Journal. As Supreme Court mulls issue, Attorney General says DNR can consider impact of high-cap wells.
3:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Facing unprecedented demand, state unemployment boost staff, updates technology.
3:26am
WSAW. AG Kaul announces lawsuit against Dairy Farmers of America.

Economy/Business

5:02pm
Rep. Dittrich. Joins colleagues calling on DWD to expedite processing unemployment insurance claims.
4:59pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data.
3:40pm
Rep. Nygren. And colleagues call on DWD to expedite process. Letter to DWD Sec. Frostman.
10:31am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Senate colleagues: Trump decision to reopen meat processing facilities without clear safety standards puts workers, nation's food supply at risk.
10:22am
WEC Energy Group. Reports first-quarter results.
4:46am
Gov. Evers. Announces additional community testing events in northwest Wisconsin.
4:30am
Opportunity Wisconsin. Former OSHA official: Without safety precautions, more Wisconsin workers will die.

12:19pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tough choices: Wisconsinites facing unemployment amid COVID-19 pandemic delay bills, goals.
4:19am
Fox 6. Production suspended at Birds Eye plant in Darien; approximately 100 infected with COVID-19.
4:05am
CNBC. Kudlow says third round of PPP small business loans might be needed as demand soars.
3:59am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Economic boom from Marinette Marine's new naval contract will be heard around the state.
3:58am
Fox 11. Green Bay's mayor blasts President Trump's meat packing executive order.
3:52am
NBC 15. WI lawmakers on both sides of the aisle say testing needs to improve to reopen the economy.
3:48am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Palermo's temporarily closes Milwaukee pizza plant after five employees test positive for COVID-19.
3:45am
Milwaukee Biz Times. 85 employees at Patrick Cudahy plant have tested positive for COVID-19.
3:44am
CBS 58. Food pantries say recently unemployed Wisconsinites visiting pantries for the first time in their lives.
3:33am
Fox 11. Rep. Gallagher, Sen. Johnson push to reopen more businesses.

Coronavirus

5:01pm
DHS. Governor Evers suspends rules to ensure patient care, coverage continues during COVID-19 pandemic.
4:48pm
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Direct App is now live in Wisconsin.
1:10pm
Gov. Evers. Announces plan to make Wisconsin one of the top states in testing per capita.
12:28pm
Waukesha County Health and Human Services. Kicks off plan to increase COVID-19 testing with three-day drive-thru test site.
4:49am
Gov. Evers. Announces new UV decontamination site in Sawyer County.
4:41am
DMA. Guard supports Buffalo County residents with drive-thru COVID-19 testing.
4:24am
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin welcomes donation of PPE from Sister State in China.

1:18pm
The Hill. Trump administration projecting 3K daily coronavirus deaths by June.
5:12am
The Hill. COVID-19's class divide creates new political risks.
5:02am
Reuters. Trump says up to 100,000 Americans may die from coronavirus.
4:54am
Milwaukee Biz Times. So far, COVID-19 hasn't overwhelmed southeastern Wisconsin's hospitals.
4:53am
Fox 6. 'History repeating:' WI historians see strong parallels between COVID-19, influenza pandemic of 1918.
4:52am
Jefferson County Daily Union. County health officials ask residents to wear facemasks when out.
4:20am
Politico. Backlash to the backlash: Governors, medical officials wary of rush to reopen.
4:08am
WEAU. Wisconsin welcomes donation of PPE from sister state in China.
4:00am
Wisconsin State Journal. 'Frustrated and scared': Guards, inmates criticize Wisconsin's largest prison for COVID-19 response.
3:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As more Wisconsinites leave home, health experts warn against ending social distancing.
3:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Super-sized': Milwaukee, state boosting ranks of contact tracers in fight against COVID-19.
3:46am
WISN. Milwaukee County Zoo director believe facility can reopen safely.
3:43am
CBS 58. Protesters rally in Brookfield days before Wisconsin Supreme Court set to consider GOP lawsuit.
3:40am
Fox 11. Sunday's COVID-19 state report shows increase in percentage of positive cases.
3:40am
Racine Journal Times. As statewide, COVID-19 testing ramps up, percentage of positive tests remains mostly steady.
3:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. Global race for COVID-19 vaccine includes Madison contenders.
3:37am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: State's done 'exemplary job of slowing spread of COVID-19,' head of MCW says.
3:35am
WTMJ. Sixth nun dies from coronavirus complications at Our Lady of the Angels convent.
3:26am
AP. AP: Most states fall short of coronavirus testing thresholds.
3:25am
The Hill. U.S. endures worst one-day death toll yet as states reopen: WHO.

Statewide

3:38pm
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Marsy's Law now in effect in Wisconsin.
10:28am
AARP. Seeks nominees for '2020 Andrus Award for Community Service.'
10:27am
PDPW. Content now available for week Five of The Dairy Signal.
4:22am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. Disaster preparedness.

Courts

5:04pm
Cooper & Kirk. Files lawsuit against the State of Wisconsin.
4:57pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Petitioners' appendix.
4:55pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Memo in support of petitioners' emergency petition for original action and emergency motion for injunction.
4:54pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Emergency petition for original action.
4:53pm
Cramer, Multhauf & Hammes. Fabick v. Palm - filing letter.
4:52pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Fabick v. Palm - Petitioners' emergency motion for injunction.
12:25pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Oral argument in Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm to be livestreamed May 5.
11:28am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Dozens of special interests weigh in on GOP lawsuit against stay-at-home order.
10:36am
Reps. Taylor, Goyke. GOP Supreme Court aciton is unfounded and harmful.

4:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme court will hear GOP challenge to 'Safer at Home' order.
4:01am
Racine Journal Times. Wisconsin Supreme Court will take up "Safer at Home" lawsuit. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
3:47am
Courthouse News Service. Judge clears paycheck protection loans for Wisconsin strip clubs.
3:42am
Racine Journal Times. City Council to consider legal brief supporting Safer at Home order before state Supreme Court hearing.

Education

3:11pm
Marquette University. Named top school for service by the Catholic Volunteer Network.
2:03pm
UW-Stout. Leadership Awards to be held virtually May 6.
1:26pm
UW-Madison. Healthy Minds Innovations calms an anxious world with live YouTube meditations.
12:13pm
UW-Eau Claire. Health care administration grads lead long-term care facilities though COVID-19 crisis.
12:12pm
Tommy G Thompson Center on Public Leadership. Announces application extension for UW System Faculty Research Grant awards.
12:07pm
UW-Eau Claire. UW System top teaching award goes to Dr. Jerry Hoepner.
11:33am
UW System. Regents annouce outstanding UW System teachers for 2020.
11:31am
UW-Stevens Point. Is cooking up something special for students.
10:34am
DPI Supt. Stanford Taylor. Proclaims 'Teacher Appreciation Week' in Wisconsin.
10:33am
UW-Madison. Combining mouse and human data uncovers new gene regulating cholesterol.
10:26am
UW-Stout. Annual university research event to take place online May 5-12.

12:21pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Near-record year for voter-approved referendums after Racine's recount confirmed.
11:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'A lot of wasted time': Milwaukee parents and advocates say MPS has been too slow to start virtual learning.

Local

3:04pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. To allow delay of property tax due dates amid COVID-19 pandemic.
10:30am
Kewaunee County. Direct visitor spending continues to climb.
4:27am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County increases funding for Small Business Pandemic Support Grant Program to $10.8 million following overwhelming community interest.

4:51am
WUWM. Milwaukee County takes steps to reduce number of inmates during coronavirus pandemic.
3:27am
Racine Journal Times. City proposes mailing absentee ballot applications, envelopes to all registered voters for fall election.

Congress

3:12pm
Growth Energy. Welcomes USDA progress on biofuel infrastructure.

5:10am
The Hill. Obstacles mount for deal on next coronavirus bill.

Politics

3:32pm
RPW. Seventh Congresstional District debate review and preview.
2:05pm
Priorities USA Action. Launches new digital ads highlighting Biden's honest leadership while Trump fails to deliver for frontline medical professionals.
10:37am
Hebl for 46th Assembly. Announces re-election bid.
10:24am
Williams for 76th Assembly. Announces for Assembly District 76.
4:45am
Marion for 51st Assembly. County supervisor to challenge Dodgeville Mayor Todd Novak.
4:43am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Clear winner in first debate.

3:55am
Chippewa Herald. Tiffany, Zunker face off in congressional race.
3:33am
Politico. Trump says blame China. His supporters are listening.
3:29am
Los Angeles Times. Six months from the election, six states are poised to decide Trump-Biden race.
3:28am
U.S. News & World Report. Trump-backed lawmaker faces school board head for Congress.

Friday May 1, 2020

Governor

4:34pm
Speaker Vos; Reps. Steineke, August, Felzkowski. Assembly GOP leaders send governor meeting request. Letter to Gov. Evers.
4:50am
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Letter to Gov. Evers requesting relief from voter signature requirements. Letter to Speaker Vos. U.S. District Court opinion and order.

Budget

3:57am
AP. Pelosi: States, cities seek $1T to avoid layoffs from virus.
3:56am
WTMJ. Cabinet member: State making sure five percent budget cut 'doesn't have an impact on average citizens.'

Legislative

12:18pm
Rep. Pronschinske. Column: Getting back to business.
4:38am
Rep. Sinicki. Assembly Democrats respond to WMC's Back to Business plan.
4:33am
Rep. Considine. Supports child care proposal.

4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Coronavirus cases rise with more testing as Wisconsin lawmakers hear business lobby's plan to reopen the economy.
4:11am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin businesses urge legislators to OK reopening plan.
3:58am
Fox 6. 'Thrown under the bus:' Woman says new Wisconsin law limits options after medical error.
3:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. State businesses urge lawmakers to pass "Back to Business" plan. Fox 6.
3:52am
Racine Journal Times. Business reps say they need to reopen to avoid permanent closures.

State Agencies

4:35pm
AG Kaul. Announces lawsuit, divestiture of two former Dean Foods plants.
4:01pm
AG Kaul. Issues letter withdrawing 2016 AG opinion on high-capacity well permitting.
9:19am
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Cancels May meeting.
9:03am
WEDC. 31 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Lab Grants.
8:50am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter.

Economy/Business

4:41pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Responds to declaration of meatpackers as critical infrastructure.
2:17pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Bankers applaud, encourage Governor Evers to support ag industy.
2:15pm
DATCP, Wisconsin Pork Association. Partner on 'Passion for Pork' initiative.
4:37am
Gov. Evers. Commends U.S. Navy for investment in Marinette Marine.
4:36am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. FFG(X) contract massive win for northeast Wisconsin, free world.

2:23pm
Reuters. For small business loan program, forgiveness may be the hardest part.
10:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Tony Evers considering using some COVID-19 money for aid payments to farmers.
4:54am
CBS 58. Retail sales see largest monthly drop on record amid COVID-19 pandemic.
4:34am
Brownfield Ag News. Wisconsin governor confirms he's considering direct payment relief to farmers.
4:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Many Wisconsin manufacturers feeling coronavirus slump.
4:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin tribes take issues with native corporations that are eligible for $8B coronavirus relief.
4:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Navy awards $5 billion frigate contract to Fincantieri Marinette Marine, creating at least 1,000 jobs.
4:14am
The Hill. Easing lockdown seen unlikely to stop economy bleeding.
4:14am
Reuters. Trump threatens new tariffs on China in retaliation for coronavirus.
4:09am
Fox 6. Nearly 500K Wisconsinites have applied for unemployment benefits, some waiting weeks for aid.
3:56am
Fox 11. Marinette Marine awarded U.S. Navy contract.
3:55am
CBS 58. Special Report: Paycheck Protection Program loans.
3:46am
CBS 58. More than one out of three Wisconsinites still waiting for unemployment benefits.
3:44am
NBC 15. DWD pulls funds after accidently doubling some unemployment checks.
3:36am
WISN. Thousands of barrels of beer in Wisconsin being dumped, reused.

Coronavirus

4:58pm
Wisconsin Medical Society, American Medical Association. Joint statement.
3:30pm
Gov. Evers. IYCMI: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state.
3:28pm
WEDC. Creates digital platform to share pandemic response and recovery resources.
2:37pm
PSC. Wisconsin residents eligible for Lifeline benefits faster.
10:08am
Gov. Evers. Announces the launch of community testing events.
10:07am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Good News Edition - COVID-19 Update.

2:26pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 testing capacity improving, though challenges remain.
2:05pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: 7,314 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin.
11:47am
The Hill. Barr signals DOJ support for lockdown protesters.
10:45am
U.S. News & World Report. EAA cancels convention that draws hundreds of thousands.
10:43am
Cap Times. State labs could test more COVID-19 samples but supply shortage hampers efforts.
8:17am
Fox 11. EAA cancels 2020 AirVenture.
4:16am
Politico. Capitol physician says Senate lacks capacity to test all senators.
4:13am
CNBC. Major U.S. airlines to require facial coverings on flight in May.
3:50am
Fox 6. FEMA delivers 230K N95 masks to Wisconsin; state to receive mask decontamination system.
3:49am
Racine Journal Times. Burlington mayor rebukes 'Re-Open Burlington' protest planned for Saturday.
3:44am
WKOW. 10.8 percent of COVID-19 tests come back positive; 8 more dead.
3:43am
WBAY. More test kits needed before general public testing in Brown County.
3:41am
New York Times. After decades of service, five nuns die as virus sweeps through convent.
3:41am
WAOW. Issues with rural broadband access highlighted by pandemic.
3:39am
WISN. Lines grow longer at food pantries as need increases.
3:38am
WKOW. COVID-19 cases confirmed at Dells international worker housing facility.
3:37am
NBC 26. Per capita, Brown County has more confirmed coronavirus cases than America's most-populous county.

Courts

4:36pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Mark Jefferson v. Dane County - respondents' brief and appendix.
4:25pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - order.
11:24am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Legislature v. Palm - order.
9:11am
Wisconsin Public Health Association. Wisconsin health leaders petition Supreme Court in support of public health orders.

2:28pm
The Hill. States sue Trump administration over rollback of Obama-era water protections.

Education

2:17pm
UW-La Crosse. COVID-19 provides challenges, opportunities for tourism.
2:14pm
UW-Madison. In uncertain times, you can lean on rocks... and The Rock.
1:10pm
UW-Madison. Seniors to make most of online commencement, celebrating at home.
10:12am
Edgewood College. College continues to shape future.
10:06am
UW-Platteville. Continuing Education Institute's free webinar series offers essential knowledge during pandemic.
10:05am
UW-Platteville. Animal House post educational videos for community members.
10:04am
UW-Platteville. Instructor finds innovative ways to deliver criminal justice course during COVID-19 crisis.
10:03am
UW-Platteville. Named best value in higher education.
10:02am
WU-River Falls. Giving Tuesday: Joins naitonal day of giving May 5.
9:09am
UW-Madison. Notable grads: A few of the outstanding students at spring commencement 2020.

2:35pm
AP. DeVos not enforcing pause on wage garnishments, lawsuit says.
3:47am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. UW-EC furloughs 138 employees.

Congress

1:11pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan group of senators urging USDA to target relief to local farmers in finalized coronavirus food assistance program.
12:18pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. On the safe reopening of hospitals.
12:17pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Senate colleagues ask about political interference in COVID-19 response following ouster of vaccine development head.
4:35am
U.S. Reps. Sensenbrenner, Cicilline. Lead bipartisan effort to support local news outlets during COVID-19 pandemic.

Politics

3:54am
Racine Journal Times. Burlington man plans to challenge Vos, cites concerns about April election.
3:48am
The Hill. Report finds states need millions more in federal funding to hold elections this year.

 

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