Tuesday June 30, 2020 - Updated 5:31pm

Governor

2:28pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. There's no record of anyone authorizing secretly recording Wisconsin lawmakers by Gov. Tony Evers' staff. 

Budget

3:36am
Beloit Daily News. Municipalities brace for tough 2021 budget planning due to COVID-19 impact. 

Legislative

2:18pm
Sen. Feyen. Congratulates Ray Cross on his retirement. 
12:04pm
Rep. Brooks. Applauds DOC prescription drug coverage. 
10:07am
Milwaukee County Sup. Rolland. County Board proposal urges Governor and Legislature to make racist 911 calls a hate crime.  Resolution.

3:39am
WISN. Wisconsin unlikely to issue statewide face mask mandate. 
3:38am
WKOW. Lawmakers introduce 'Healthcare Heroes Act' to protect health workers during COVID-19.
3:37am
WISC. Legislative leaders signal Wisconsin will maintain county response as coronavirus cases climb. 
3:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Health care workers renew call for hazard pay as COVID19 cases rise. 
3:31am
Fox 6. Lt. gov. says WI mask mandate would require legislative action; GOP senate leader doesn't support it. 

State Agencies

5:31pm
WEDC. Report assesses ongoing economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic, outlines recovery priorities. 
3:47pm
DNR. Clean boats, clean waters for a health boating summer. 
3:46pm
WHEDA Foundation. Opens 2020 housing grant cycle. 
11:58am
DNR. Wisconsin State Park group camping for 50 people or less starts July 13. 
10:04am
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Cancels July meeting.
4:09am
ETF. GIB approves limited mid-year changes to address pandemic impact. 

4:05am
Chippewa Herald. State insurance regulator bans health coverage discrimination against transgender people. 

Economy/Business

2:36pm
Leg. Council. COVID-19 liability waivers for businesses. 
4:22am
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data.

2:50pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Southeastern Wisconsin manufacturing continued to contract in June.
2:38pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. As the nation reckons with race, a mother awaits unemployment aid  - and Wisconsin officials lack research. 
2:34pm
WTMJ. Milwaukee Bucks furlough employees amid ongoing pandemic. 
8:38am
MarketWatch. After months of 'heartbreaking' demand, food banks say they're bracing for August when unemployed Americans stop getting the extra $600. 
3:42am
Fox 11. Wisconsin DWD sees increases in unemployment applications, claims. 
3:37am
WJFW. Wisconsin mink industry warned of outbreak in Europe animals. 

Coronavirus

8:29am
Pabst Theater Group. Milwaukee businesses call on Mayor, Council President to require masks in public spaces.  Letter to Mayor Barrett, Council President Johnson.

2:35pm
WISN. Dozens of Milwaukee businesses want masks to be mandatory in public.
2:34pm
Fox 11. The Latest: North Star Mohican Casino Resort employee tests positive for COVID-19. 
8:43am
USA Today. We're one third of the way to a widely available coronavirus vaccine, experts say. 
4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: Percentage of positive COVID-19 tests decreases to 5.3 percent after days of upticks. 
4:02am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. In EC County, new virus cases swell over weekend; not distancing at gatherings a likely culprit, official says. 
3:51am
WEAU. Oktoberfest USA in La Crosse canceled. 
3:51am
WKBT. La Crosse Co. sees start of downward trend in COVID cases, health officials caution about upcoming holiday weekend. 
3:43am
CBS 58. Wisconsin COVID-19 cases increase as Milwaukee prepares for phase 4 reopen. 
3:42am
WISN. City won't say if spike in coronavirus cases could halt reopening plans. 
3:40am
Fox 6. 'Extremely concerning!' Wisconsin doctors worry about COVID-19 spike in young people ahead of 4th of July. 
3:32am
Wisconsin State Journal. Surge of Wisconsin COVID-19 cases in young adults concerns officials. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:29am
U.S. News & World Report. 1 dead as flooding causes evacuations in western Wisconsin. 

Statewide

12:03pm
WDA Foundation. Nearly doubles scholarship awards contributions. 

Courts

3:49pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. U.S. Seventh Circuit reduces options for safe and equitable voting access. 
1:01pm
School Choice WI. Supreme Court rules in favor of School Choice. 
12:34pm
Sen. Stroebel. Applauds reinstatement of in-person absentee uniformity. 
12:02pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. U.S. Supreme Court decision a win for families, school choice. 
11:59am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Cynical appeals court helps Wisconsin GOP. 
4:12am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Reacts to victory in 7th Circuit elections case. 

10:10am
Reuters. U.S. Supreme Court allows public money for religious schools in major ruling. 
3:44am
WEAU. Democrats say no August election changes, look to November. 
3:41am
Fox 6. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: Wisconsin voters have 2 weeks to cast absentee ballots.
3:34am
U.S News &  World Report. Appeals court reverses Wisconsin voting restrictions ruling. 

Education

3:50pm
Carthage College. Announces fall semester plans. 
3:44pm
DPI. Distributes $1.8 billion to Wisconsin schools. 
12:38pm
UW Madison. Badger Talks video: All you need to know about wearing a mask. 
10:19am
DPI. Updated physical education standards focus on whole child development. 
10:17am
DPI. Revised standards continue Wisconsin's national leadership in personal financial literacy. 
10:16am
DPI. Newly-adopted ELA standards focus on improving reading for all learners. 
9:39am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. A teacher who looks like me. 
8:30am
UW-La Crosse. Among those working to make college admission easier during pandemic. 
4:11am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement regarding school board decision to end School Resource Officer contract. 

3:02pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Wausau schools could return to virtual learning in fall if COVID-19 activity remains high. 
8:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Despite gains, state's share of teacher of color lags far behind the share of nonwhite students. 
4:00am
WISC. MMSD Board votes unanimously to end contract with MPD, remove police from schools. 

Local

2:17pm
Racine Mayor Mason. Southeast Wisconsin Solar Group Buy chooses new vendor, holds informational webinars for 2020 Group Buy Season. 
2:15pm
Milwaukee Ald. Dimitrijevic. MKE Cares: Ordinance would require mask wearing in public spaces. 
12:09pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Column: Waukesha County businesses will benefit when U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA) takes effect. 
4:09am
Racine Mayor Mason. City extends sidewalk replacement deadline to December 31st, 2020. 

3:58am
WISN. Milwaukee election commission left without leadership ahead of critical elections. 

Congress

2:54pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues introduce bill to support economic recovery, finance six months of wages and benefits. 
12:08pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues to Trump administration: Don't rip away health care for millions during public health crisis. 
8:50am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads NDAA amendment to increase national production of testing supplies and PPE as COVID-19 cases rise. 

8:53am
The Hill. Millions fear eviction without more aid from Congress. 
3:30am
AP. AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019. 

Politics

2:16pm
Priotities USA Action. Releases new TV ad and digital ads on Donald Trump's coronavirus failures: He's making the pandemic worse. 
12:07pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsement from SEIU Wisconsin. 

Monday June 29, 2020

Governor

12:49pm
Wisconsin Association for Home Health Care. Home health agencies ask Caregivers Task Force for necessary reimbursement increases. 

Legislative

3:25pm
Rep. Subeck. Madison area legislators stand with teachers and urge MMSD board to meet and confer on policy changes impacting seniority and lay-off notices.  Letter to MMSD Board.
12:50pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Introduces Healthcare Heroes Act. 
9:59am
Rep. Vining. Introduces Healthcare Heroes Act.  LRB-6233.

3:44am
Chippewa Herald. Republican-led committee punts on rule to prohibit conversion therapy. 

State Agencies

3:25pm
DOT Put safety first this Independence Day weekend. 
2:01pm
AG Kaul. Joins coalition urging President Trump to maintain environmental protections during review of infrastructure projects. 
1:54pm
WMC. Disputes DNRs authority to enact high capacity well restrictions. 
11:09am
OCI Commissioner Afable. Health insurance discrimination on the basis of gender identity is illegal. 

Economy/Business

1:41pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. State's early stage firms raised record dollars in 2019; total deals increased slightly. 
11:11am
U.S. Gain. Develops dairy RNG project in just 8 months. 
9:38am
Center for Technology Commercialization. SBIR Advance opens 16th round of funding for high-tech small businesses. 

2:04pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Marcus Corp. to lay off nearly 400 workers at Milwaukee and Madison hotels. 
1:27pm
CNBC. Nearly half the U.S. population is without a job, showing how far the labor recovery has to go. 
12:42pm
Racine Journal Times. Landlords hit hard: CARES Act prohibits some evictions through July 25, more rental assistance coming. 
12:41pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Homebuyers face fierce competition as market inventory, affordability slide. 
9:47am
Reuters. A cash cliff spells trouble for U.S. unemployed, and everyone else. 
4:28am
NBC 26. Marinette mayor doesn't expect new shipyard jobs to come "for a few years."
4:25am
Stevens Point Journal. The extra $600 in unemployment benefits ends July 25, and no extension or new help is in the works. 
3:47am
Racine Journal Times. Downtown Racine business denied COVID grant after rally attendance, mayor confirms. 
3:34am
WSAW. Applications exceed money available for one agency providing Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program dollars. 
3:31am
Fox 6. Open at 25% capacity, business remains down for some Milwaukee bars as patrons take caution. 
3:27am
Fox 11. After months, some Wisconsin residents still waiting for unemployment benefits. 
3:23am
The Hill. Spiking coronavirus cases threaten fragile recovery. 

Coronavirus

12:02pm
DMA. 29 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard continues mobile COVID testing at sites around the state this week. 

3:26pm
Fox 11. Brown County health officials urge residents to wear masks in public. 
12:44pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin agriculture leaders encourage farms to act as sign up for COVID-19 aid ends. 
9:53am
AP. Gilead's $2,340 price for coronavirus drug draws criticism. 
3:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's percentage of positive coronavirus tests hits highest point in more than a month. 
3:54am
NBC 26. New COVID-19 cases come back at 7%, no deaths reported. 
3:54am
WISC. Dane County health officials report highest number of COVID-19 cases, breaking Thursday's record. 
3:39am
WSAW. Governor Tony Evers looks to extend National Guard assistance with COVID-19 testing. 
3:37am
TwinCities Pioneer Press. Here's how COVID-19 affected Minnesota and Wisconsin differently. The reasons why are still unclear. 
3:36am
WISN. Adults 20-29 among largest Wisconsin case spike; bars 'critical' in slowing spread. 
3:35am
WTMJ. Despite COVID-19 uptick, Bradford Beach continues to draw large crowds. 
3:26am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Sen. Ron Johnson says Wisconsin might need to focus on bars to control coronavirus spread; calls for schools to completely open.
3:22am
WISN. Milwaukee eases restrictions on bars, restaurants, churches, businesses. 

Environment/Outdoors

10:00am
U.S. News & World Report. Flooding in western Wisconsin makes some roads impassable. 

Statewide

9:41am
Kane Communications Group. Earns Women's Business Enterprise certification. 
9:37am
Wisconsin Paper Council. Announces new addition to its executive leadership team. 

4:15am
Fox 6. 'Back the Badge' rally in Kenosha, headlined by David Clarke, met with opposition, 1 detained. 
3:40am
WSAW. Man whose arrest lead to violent protests in Madison charged. 
3:38am
WKOW. Trump accuses State Senator of 'rooting' on protesters before being attacked, blames Democrats for Madison unrest. 

Courts

4:07pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Zignego v. Wisconsin Elections Commision - Response brief of defendants-appellants.
4:02pm
Wisconsin Family Action. U.S. Supreme Court advances abortion, devaules women. 
3:50pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Absentee ballot delivery failures in Wisconsin draw new legal challenges to give voters fail-safe options. 
2:02pm
Sen Fitzgerald. Reacts to SCOTUS ruling against life. 
1:26pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Responds to SCOTUS ruling on abortion regulation. 
12:41pm
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Abortion remains safe and legal in Wisconsin and every state in America. 

1:33pm
AP. Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law. 
9:46am
The Hill. Supreme Court rules consumer bureau director can be fired at will. 

Education

2:44pm
UW System. Investment provides timely tools for COVID-19 responses. 
11:09am
UW-Madison. Showing pro-diversity feelings are the norm makes individuals more tolerant. 
11:07am
UW-Stout. UW-Sprout Campus Garden plants live on at two community gardens. 
4:20am
MMSD Board Member Vander Meulen. Rejects unilateral handbook changes. 
4:19am
Madison Teachers Inc. Madison School District administrators using Scott Walker's "tools" to silence educators' voice and deconstruct the Employee Handbook process during a pandemic. 

12:43pm
Appleton Post Crescent. What will Fox Valley schools look like next fall? Administrators aren't sure yet, but they're starting to survey parents and plan. 
3:20am
WISC. Wisconsin recommends schools focus on mental health upon return next fall.

Local

12:51pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Supreme Moore Omokunde. County Board approves funding for mural honoring Quanita "Tay" Jackson. 
9:44am
Milwaukee County Sup. Logsdon. Announces extension of Rawson Avenue reconditioning project. 
9:39am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. With summer here, Milwaukee County officials encourage residents to take precautions during hot weather. 

Congress

3:28pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Supports bill requiring U.S. HHS to protect children from COVID19, help schools reopen safely in fall. 
3:27pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Calling northeast Wisconsin students: Announces Congressional App Challenge. 
1:55pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. As Supreme Court rules on anti-abortion law, Baldwin, Blumenthal, Chu, Fudge and Frankel call on colleagues to pass Women's Health Protection Act. 

4:06am
The Hill. Intelligence suggests Russian bounties led to deaths of several U.S. troops in Afghanistan: report. 

Politics

9:42am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Republicans on the JCRAR support child abuse. 
9:37am
Murphy-Lopez for 49th Assembly. What does the Wisconsin State Legislature do?

4:31am
WISN. UPFRONT recap: President's sliding poll numbers, DNC Convention & unrest in Madison. 
4:13am
Kenosha News. Community organizers adapt to COVID-19 to spur Milwaukee turnout in November. 
4:12am
Stevens Point Journal. Wisconsin voters, like their representatives, are split by party on police overhauls. 
3:42am
Kenosha News. Wisconsin Republicans look to flip 6 seats for veto-proof legislative majority. 
3:39am
U.S. News & World Report. Democrats warn against overconfidence in fight against Trump. 
3:29am
WISC. State Senate candidate says she's received hateful voicemail, other death threats during campaign. 
3:19am
U.S. News & World Report. Majority of Wisconsin Republicans voted absentee in April.  

Friday June 26, 2020

Legislative

3:51pm
Rep. Swearingen. DNR to resume in-person hunter and recreational education classes. 
3:48pm
Rep. Brooks. Receives Wisconsin Counties' Outstanding Legislator Award. 
3:47pm
Sen. Stroebel. Statue of Lincoln should remain at UW-Madison. 
3:45pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding rioting and yesterday's phone call. 
12:34pm
Rep. Wichgers. Commends efforts to honor Hans Christian Heg. 
12:28pm
Wisconsin Counties Association. Rep. Brooks receives "Outstanding Legislator Award."
12:25pm
Sen. Marklein. Column: Wisconsin is under seige. 
12:20pm
Rep. Nygren. Governor Evers' failure to follow state law costs taxpayers. 

4:07am
WISC. Legislative committee blocks rule prohibiting landlords from charging late fees on rent. 

State Agencies

2:52pm
DATCP. Learn about grant opportunities during July 15 extension webinar. 
1:56pm
DNR. Hunter safety classes resume July 13. 
12:33pm
DMA. Keep Independent Day celebrations safe by using caution with fireworks. 
12:26pm
DNR. Bear hunting application period for 2021 season opens July 1. 
9:16am
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. BCPL voluntarily cuts budget to support Wisconsin. 

3:53am
Wisconsin State Farmer. Changes eyed for high-capacity well application process after Kaul opinion reversal. 

Economy/Business

12:19pm
WEDC. Applications CLOSE at 11:59 pm TONIGHT for $75 million We're All In Small Business Grants. 
12:18pm
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Jobless claims tax state, but not yet employers. 

2:03pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Even with record unemployment, businesses likely won't see higher payroll taxes until 2022, report says. 
9:19am
CNBC. Coronavirus mortgage bailouts suddenly swell as homeowners face new struggles. 
9:18am
Reuters. U.S. consumer spending rebounds; income plunges. 
4:37am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Despite adding 16,500 jobs in May, metro Milwaukee employment is down nearly 100,000. 
4:12am
WCLO. Janesville-Beloit area led state in unemployment rate for 2nd-straight month. 
4:10am
WJFW. Harley-Davidson plant in Tomahawk to lay off 50 employees. 
4:01am
Spectrum News. Chuck E. Cheese, retailers buckle under weight of pandemic. 
3:50am
WKBT. COVID-19's uneven financial blows widen gap between haves, have-nots, analyst says. 
3:49am
NBC 15. Ho-Chunk Nation permanently lays off temp. laid-off workers. 
3:44am
WTMJ. McDonald's to hire nearly 7000 employees in Wisconsin. 

Coronavirus

4:39am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Issues amendment to Phase 2 order. 

12:42pm
AP. States retreat as new virus cases hit an all-time high in U.S. 
9:19am
Reuters. Scientists just beginning to understand the many health problems caused by COVID-19. 
4:40am
Cap Times. Closed by COVID-19 virus, Overture Center stays dark 'til December. 
4:32am
Racine Journal Times. Pier 290 is third Lake Geneva area restaurant to close because of new coronavirus cases. 
4:31am
Appleton Post Crescent. Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton to close doors for 2020, plans to resume live performances in 2021. 
4:28am
WKOW. Phase 2 of 'Forward Dane' reopening plan amended following increase in positive COVID-19 cases. 
4:20am
USA Today. Pregnant women with COVID-19 are 5 times more likely to be hospitalized. 
4:09am
WXOW. Pandemic causes increase in opioid-related deaths.
3:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin reports 464 more coronavirus cases as state is added to a list of those 'trending poorly.'
3:47am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin receives an F+ grade for handling of COVID-19 in prisons. 
3:46am
WTMJ. COVID-19 cases surge in young Latino communities. 

Statewide

12:27pm
PDPW. New speakers part of the Week 13 Line-up of The Dairy Signal. 

3:59am
U.S. News & World Report. Race relations in Wisconsin capital are a tale of 2 cities. 

Courts

3:11pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Chief Judge Robert P. VanDeHey elected chair of Committee of Chief Judges. 
2:53pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Court system finds new opportunities with remote meeting technology. 
9:15am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Town of Delafield v. Central Transport Kriewaldt. 

2:08pm
AP. Appeals court: Trump wrongly diverted $2.5B for border wall. 
3:58am
AP. Despite pandemic, Trump administration urges end to ACA. 
3:54am
Courthouse News Service. Wisconsin court finds blood test for passed-out drivers unconstitutional. 

Education

2:55pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Gillibrand, Peters. Push for inclusion of End Outsourcing Act in next relief package to aid economic recovery. 
12:35pm
UW-Madison. Biotron celebrates storied history as it ends 50-year run as a research center. 
12:22pm
DPI Supt. Stanford Taylor. We are responsible for creating the change we need. 

1:57pm
Fox 6. Sen. Ron Johnson says all Wisconsin schools should open in fall. 
12:43pm
U.S. News & World Report. Black leader wants Lincoln statue at UW-Madison removed. 
3:57am
WTMJ. Milwaukee Public School district releases plans for upcoming school year. 
3:41am
WEAU. Gilbeck named UW-Eau Claire interim director of university relations. 

Local

3:50pm
City of Madison. State Street Streatery Program to begin Friday, July 3. 
12:38pm
Madison Council President Carter. Statement on alleged hate crimes in the City of Madison. 

12:47pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Overdose-related death rate continues to escalate in Milwaukee County. 

Congress

12:21pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads call for HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention funding in next COVID-19 response package. 

4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Rep. Grothman says people 'racialize the issue' of police killings to 'make white people feel guilty and not like America.'
3:56am
Politico. Amid national crisis on police brutality and racism, Congress flails. WSAW
3:43am
WEAU. Bill proposed to bring broadband to rural areas. 

Politics

2:57pm
Stuck for 8th Congress. Condemns move to repeal Affordable Care Act. 
2:03pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsement from Wisconsin Laborer's District Council. 
12:37pm
Imes for 26th Senate. Supports Justice In Policing to confront racism, save our main streets. 
12:33pm
Beardsley for 6th Congress. Response to police reform remarks by Congressman Glenn Grothman. 
4:38am
Student PIRGs. New Voters Project aims to register tens of thousands of young voters in more than 15 states. 

12:56pm
The Hill. Trump World boils over as campaign hits skids. 
4:30am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Trump, in stop at Green Bay Austin Straubel airport, tells Hannity that Biden 'can't speak,' blames Evers for Madison unrest. 
4:27am
Washington Post. Trump visits Wisconsin as new polls show Biden building a lead in the battleground state.
4:22am
The Hill. Trump says there will be 'retribution' for those who deface monuments. 
4:06am
Fox 11. President Trump touts next generation of Navy ships at Marinette Marine. 
4:00am
U.S. News & World Report. Dueling Trump-Biden events offer contrasting virus responses.
3:53am
Dunn County News. Sen. Patty Schachtner announces bid for re-election to Wisconsin's 10th Senate district. 

Thursday June 25, 2020

Budget

3:31am
MarketWatch. State, local governments need billions more in aid to avert 4 million layoffs, Moody's finds. 

Legislative

4:45pm
Sen. Larson. During Pride Month, Republican members of JCRAR vote to allow continued torture of LGBTQ+ people. 
3:38pm
Rep. Snyder. Appointed Chair of Study Committee. 
3:37pm
Sen. Wirch. Denying the chance for public input, Republicans reaffirm support for "conversion therapy" during Pride Month. 
3:32pm
Rep. Hebl. Property destruction will not solve systemic racism; Legislature must go into special session. 
1:08pm
Sen. Cowles, Rep. Nygren. Applaud action by the NRB on PFAS firefighting foam. 
12:27pm
LRB. Wisconsin legislation to combat the opioid crisis 2013-20. 
12:26pm
Sen. LaMahieu. Weekly Republican Radio Address: Accountability. 
11:36am
Rep. Nygren. Welcomes President Trump to Marinette. 
11:02am
Rep. Allen and Legislative Colleagues. Letter to Gov. Evers advocating for the protection of state property. 
10:24am
Rep. Vruwink. Column: Parades are canceled, but independence endures. 

1:19pm
Cap Times. As communities consider policing changes, state action still pending. 
1:17pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin lawmakers probe reopening guidance as school leaders face challenges to fall return. 
3:36am
WTMJ. Lawmakers meet with educators about safely re-opening Wisconsin schools. 

State Agencies

4:44pm
DOT. Extension for renewing expired driver licenses ends July 25. 
12:23pm
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Delivers Democratic Radio Address on first listening session for Governor's Task Force on Climate Change. 
12:22pm
AG Kaul. And 18 states to stop Trump administration's illegal elimination of safeguards for college students. 
11:01am
DATCP. Reminds farmers to apply for Wisconsin Farm Support Program by Monday. 
11:00am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. State of Wisconsin mails postcards to eligible but unregistered residents. 

1:18pm
Fox 6. State of Wisconsin mails postacards to eligible but unregistered residents. 

Economy/Business

1:19pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 crisis curtails job gains in Wisconsin's clean energy industry. 
11:39am
USA Today. Think that extra $600 in unemployment benefits will last until the end of July? Think again. 
9:36am
AP. Jobless claims and depressed economy show damage from virus. 
4:35am
Reuters. U.S. layoffs remain elevated as weak demand persists after businesses reopened.
4:03am
WQOW. Feed My People sees 20% increase in demand. 
4:01am
WTMJ. Milwaukee restaurants lose bookings as DNC changes announced. 
3:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With DNC downsizing, Milwaukee-area hotels and other businesses are again being clobbered by pandemic. 
3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsinites can now apply for 13 weeks of extended unemployment benefits. 
3:29am
WSAW. State releases new unemployment rates; Wausau metro area has lowest of state's urban centers. 

Coronavirus

3:34pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. In national report, ACLU calls Wisconsin's response to COVID-19 in prisons a failure. 
10:29am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Steep increase in Dane County COVID-19 cases over past few days. 

3:46pm
WISC. 10 more deaths confirmed as 4.1% of new COVID-19 tests come back positive. 
3:44pm
Fox 11. Coronavirus cases continue to rise in Wisconsin. 
9:34am
Reuters. U.S. watchdog finds flaws in virus testing data, chews out Transport Dept. SBA. 
4:02am
WXOW. Rombalski: Increased spread not result of more testing. 
3:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin coronavirus activity level bumped up to 'high' by health department as state reports 432 new cases. 
3:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 22 Wisconsin counties have 'high level' of COVID-19 activity, says DHS. 
3:34am
The Guardian. Ryder Cup will be pushed back to 2021 over coronavirus concerns. 
3:32am
AP. 'Coming back and biting us': U.S. sees virus resurgence. 

Statewide

1:20pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Marshfield Clinic Health System receives WHA's 2020 Advocacy All-Star Award. 
4:24am
Rep. Rodriguez. Statement on civil unrest in Madison. 

4:14am
AP. Wisconsin governor activates National Guard after violence. 
3:46am
Wisconsin State Journal. After violent Madison protest goes largely unchecked, focus shifts to lack of police response. 
3:43am
WKOW. "This cannot happen again" - Gov. Evers commits to putting end to violent protests. 
3:42am
WISC. 'What you see happening in Madison are people who are fed up'; In open letter, youth leader Michael Johnson calls for leadership, action. 
3:40am
Fox 6. ATF seeking man wanted for fire-bombing Madison government building amid unrest. 
3:39am
WISC. Sheriff Mahoney calls for activist groups to denounce violence. 
3:37am
NBC 15. Madison mayor pledges to hold accountable violent and criminal protesters. 

Courts

1:07pm
City of Racine. Statements from city officials on judge's injunction on the Council's health ordinance. 
9:27am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. David E. Hammer v. Board of Bar Examiners. 
9:27am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Alfonso Lorenzo Brooks. 

10:54am
Racine Journal Times. Judge halts Racine's COVID-19 ordinance, says Racine 'engaged in direct attack' on court's order. 
4:18am
The Hill. Trump campaign sues Democratic super PAC over ad criticizing coronavirus response. 
3:55am
The Hill. Trump faces ObamaCare court deadline as political ground shifts. 

Education

4:31pm
UW-Madison. Forming genitals in boys requires complex dance between genes and hormones. 
4:29pm
UW-Madison. New approach for breaking plastics down shows promise for 'upcycling' them. 
3:36pm
Marquette University. Engineering professor honored with Young Scholar Award. 
2:36pm
UW-Madison. Gittens to serve as UW-Madison's interim chief diversity officer. 
2:36pm
UW-Madison. New tool for assessing heart muscle cells helps unlock their potential. 
1:06pm
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Education announces July program offerings. 
12:24pm
UW-Extension. Updated resource provides tools for understanding food security. 
10:27am
DPI. Grant helps Wisconsin libraries encourage summer learning through incentivized reading challenges. 
9:29am
UW- La Crosse. Physics Department is tops in awarding degrees. 
4:25am
Freedom, Inc. Now is the time for police free schools. 

Local

4:36pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Goodwin. Congratulates Supervisor Weishan on innovative plan to fund county parks. 
3:30pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Juneteenth now a permanent county holiday. 
3:29pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Supervisors want details on progress towards racial equity from county departments. 
12:25pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. And Wisconsin Realtors Association secure property rights victory in Lake Geneva. 

4:32am
WAOW. Low Census response rates in Northern Wisconsin, likely temporary, due to COVID-19 response. 

Congress

4:31pm
Growth Energy. Thanks Senate leaders for rejecting retroactive exemptions. 
4:30pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues introduce "No Check, No Sale" bill to close loophole allowing gun sales without a completed background check. 
3:35pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Ignorance is dangerous. Ensures we never forget Colonel Hans Christian Heg's service to end slavery and fight injustice, works to name Muskego Post Office after Heg. 
2:38pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Van Hollen; Rep. Pocan. And colleagues introduce bicameral work share proposal to help employers and workers weather COVID-19 economic storm. 
12:24pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Announces birth of first child. 

12:30pm
Politico. The IRS thought it wasn't allowed to withhold stimulus checks from the dead. So it paid more than 1 million of them. 

Politics

4:32pm
RPW. Statement on President Trump's historic investment in Marinette Marine. 
3:31pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. More counties asking citizens on gerrymandering. 
1:09pm
Felzkowski for 12th Senate. Statement on President Trump's visit to Wisconsin. 
12:20pm
Priorities USA Action. Releases new TV and digital ads highlighting Trump's attacks on affordable health care. 
10:59am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Publishes online voter guide ahead of partisan primary election. 
10:26am
Stafsholt for 10th Senate. Rep. Romaine Quinn endorses. 
10:21am
Roys for 26th Senate. Endorsed by LiUNA. 
9:30am
City of Madison. Partisan Primary absentee ballots are in the mail. 
4:31am
Bradley for 28th Senate. "The madness and violence needs to end."

12:38pm
Fox 11. Biden: Trump's taking credit for progress in Marinette he did not build. 
12:34pm
USA Today. Trump trails Biden in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and Arizona, poll finds. 
12:30pm
AP. Trump returns to a changed Wisconsin to shore up support. 
11:38am
Reuters. Trump touts manufacturing on trip to Wisconsin, where he lags Biden in polls. 
10:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Study: Poll closings, COVID-19 fears, kept many Milwaukee voters away. 
4:29am
WKBT. Rep. VanderMeer announces re-election campaign. 
4:28am
USA Today. Donald Trump heads to Wisconsin for visit to another crucial swing state as polls show him trailing Biden. 
4:07am
WJFW. President Trump to visit Wisconsin Thursday as his state poll numbers hit new low. 
3:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Democratic National Convention will be mostly virtual. 
3:48am
Fox 6. 2020 DNC to be held at Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, state delegations urged not to travel. 
3:31am
Politico. Poll shows Biden climbing past Trump in Wisconsin, Ohio. 
3:30am
U.S. News & World Report. Democrats confirm plans for nearly all-virtual convention. 
3:29am
Spectrum News. Green Bay Mayor calls  on President Trump to show "courageous leadership" ahead of Thursday visit. 

Wednesday June 24, 2020

Protests

4:51pm
Sen. Darling. Statement after violence, assault of Senator Carpenter in Madison. 
3:50pm
Rep. Steffen. Evers and police non-responsive to Capitol violence and vandalism. 
3:44pm
Rep. Sargent. Statement on unrest in Madison. 
3:28pm
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin National Guard quick to support local law enforcement in Dane County. 
3:26pm
Rep. Gundrum. Demands Governor Evers uphold his oath to serve and protect the people of Wisconsin. 
2:52pm
Rep. Brooks. Statement on Capitol destruction. 
2:31pm
Rep. Duchow. Statement on destruction and violence in Madison.
1:54pm
Rep. Macco. Calls on Govenor Evers and local officials to take action after Madison protest erupts into violence. 
1:41pm
Sen. Roth. Statement on the violent Madison protests. 
1:40pm
Sen. Nass. Governor Evers and Madison mayor enable escalating violence. 
12:49pm
U.S Rep. Tiffany. Calls for resignation of Governor Evers. 
12:47pm
Rep. Tranel. Statement on Madison unrest. 
12:15pm
Rep. Ramthun. Statement on violence in Madison. 
12:15pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement regarding dangerous overnight activities in downtown Madison. 
12:13pm
Sen. Cowles. Lawless actions in Madison despicable. 
12:12pm
Rep. Steineke. Calls for action amid violent Madison protests. 
12:11pm
RPW. Statement in response to violence and lawlessness in Madison. 
12:10pm
Sen. Stroebel. Violence and lawlessness is not a cause. 
11:24am
Rep. Felzkowski. Statement on rioting and Capitol destruction. 
10:52am
Sen. Hansen. Statement in response to violence in Madison. 
10:50am
Sen. Kapenga. Enough is enough. 
10:48am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement.
10:45am
Rep. Hutton. Statement on Madison riot. 
10:09am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Reacts to overnight lawlesness in Madison. 
10:05am
Sen. Wirch. Statement on destruction and violence at state Capitol. 
10:04am
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on riots in Madison Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. 
10:00am
Sen. Bewley. Statement on the Madison protest. 
9:16am
Sen. Feyen. Reacts to destruction and violence in Madison overnight. 
9:11am
Rep. Hintz. Statement on protest in Madison. 
9:10am
Rep. Dittrich. Strongly condemns Madison destruction, violence. 
9:10am
Gov. Evers. Statement on Madison protests last night.

12:52pm
WISC. Republican leaders denounce vandalism, call on Democratic leaders to 'stop' protesters. 
11:37am
AP. Crowds tear down statues, attack Wisconsin state senator. 
10:51am
DrydenWire. Tiffany calls for resignation of Governor Evers. 
9:30am
WISC. Gov. Evers prepared to activate Wisconsin National Guard following destructive protests in Madison. 
9:29am
NBC 15. Demonstrators issue demands the morning after violent protests, statues toppled. 
9:22am
The Hill. Wisconsin state senator 'kicked in the head' during protests. 
9:14am
Kenosha News. Protesters tear down Forward statue after arrest of Black activist seen causing disturbance. 
9:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Madison protesters tear down Capitol statues, attack state Senator from Milwauke as fury erupts again. 
9:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Protesters tear down statues near state Capitol. 

Governor

4:37am
All Voting is Local, Other Organizations. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding Executive Order 14. 

3:35am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers promises secret recording won't happen again. 
3:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'We need some bold action': State task force gathers input on ways to address climate change. 

Legislative

4:50pm
Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance. Education leaders share approaches to reopen school in the fall with State Assembly Education Committee. 
3:45pm
Sens. Darling, Stroebel. It's time to prepare for back to school. 
3:28pm
Rep. Tusler. Support for our school superintendents. 
3:23pm
Rep. Shankland. Responds to report finding Wisconsin is one of ten states with growing nitrate contamination issues. 
10:46am
Sen. Smith. Column: Aging in rural Wisconsin. 

State Agencies

3:36pm
DWD. Launches Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation; begins accepting applications. 
3:24pm
DATCP. Encourages potential applicants for Food Security Grants to sign up for email updates. 
2:30pm
DNR. Forest regeneration project scheduled for Havenwoods State Forest. 
2:03pm
DNR. 2020 Invader Crusader Award winners announced. 
1:38pm
DOJ. Former Mayvile police officer sentenced for Misconduct in Public Office. 
1:36pm
DNR. Seeking public comment for Safe Drinking Water Loan Program environmental review for Village of Cambria project. 
10:07am
WEDC. City of Beaver Dam receives $106,000 state grant to support redevelopment of vacant downtown property. 

12:19pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin DNR can begin crafting regulations to restrict firefighting foam containing PFAS. 
10:10am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Several changes announced to Alice in Dairyland program. 

Economy/Business

12:13pm
DWD. May local employment and unemployment data released. 
7:55am
WEDC. Applications extended until June 26 for $75 million We're All In Small Business Grants. 

12:57pm
Daily Reporter. Virus pummels commercial real estate, could end long boom. 
9:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee, Dane counties each to use $10M for eviction assistance. 
4:49am
CNBC. 14% of businesses expect layoffs after using their PPP loan funds. 
4:24am
WISN. Canceled Summerfest has lasting impact on economy, jobs. 
4:10am
The Hill. Business groups hint at lawsuits over Trump order limiting visas. 
3:51am
WKBT. Wisconsin job rebound will take more than 2 years, state report says. 
3:50am
WKOW. Student visa ban leads to worker shortage in Wisconsin Dells. 
3:38am
Politico. Trump on track to slap tariffs on Canada's aluminum again. 
3:31am
WSAW. Governor Evers has no new answers for people waiting for unemployment benefits. 
3:30am
Brownfield Ag News. 10,000 Wisconsin farmers have applied for state direct payments so far. 

Coronavirus

11:23am
DMA. 24 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard surpasses 150,000 specimens collected for COVID-19 testing. 
11:21am
The Arc Wisconsin. The Arc Fond du Lac one of first disability service providers to begin routine COVID-19 testing. 

11:27am
Reuters. U.S. sees second-largest rise in new coronavirus cases since crisis began. 
4:14am
WFRV. Appleton's continuing rise in COVID-19 cases linked to one age group. 
3:53am
The Hill. Manufacturing industry pushes ad encouraging mask-wearing in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio. 
3:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. DHS: Return to public gatherings makes it difficult to trace COVID-19. 
3:34am
CBS 58. Drop in testing concerns state health officials. 
3:33am
Fox 11. Evers, health officials introduce dashboard showing COVID-19 activity levels by area. 

Environment/Outdoors

12:17pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report finds Wisconsin is among 10 states where nitrate contamination is getting worse. 
4:02am
La Crosse Tribune. Rising nitrate levels found in tap water of some Madison-area suburbs, report says. 

Statewide

10:49am
ARTBA. First-of-its-kind dashboard highlights benefits of federal highway investment in Wisconsin. 

Courts

11:19am
Politico. DOJ, states eye potential U.S antitrust probe of Apple. 

Education

1:35pm
UW-Madison. 'Dairy Brain' project asks farmers to help create smarter dairies. 
12:09pm
UW-Milwaukee. Freshwater Sciences Dean Val Klump named to Great Lakes Advisory Board. 
11:20am
UW-Madison. And UW Health quickly launch a number of COVID-19 clinical trials. 
10:03am
UW-Eau Claire. Named No. 1 in state for LGBTQ+ and top 25 nationally. 
9:15am
UW-Stout. Esports team chosen, ready to begin competing in fall. 
4:27am
UW-Milwaukee. Researchers create a tool for accurate assessment of gestational age. 

4:21am
Fox 6. 'Hit the ground running': Thompson announces UW System transition team. 
3:36am
U.S News & World Report. Evers leaves school opening decisions to local districts. 
3:32am
WSAW. DHS addresses concerns linked to the Department of Public Instruction's suggestions. 
3:27am
WJFW. Northcentral Technical College welcomes students on campus this fall. 

Local

3:22pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Seeks nominations for Wisconsin's First Congressional District's Health Care Worker of the Year Award. 
4:44am
J. Jeffers & Co., City of Racine, WHEDA, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Socially distanced ribbon cutting marks opening of Gold Medal Lofts. 

Congress

3:24pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins colleagues in calling for answers over difficulties with stimulus payments issued as debit cards. 
2:32pm
Growth Energy. Submits comments on Growing Climate Solutions Act. 
10:08am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin; Reps. Moore, Kind, Pocan. Urge Trump administration to make disabled Wisconsinites eligible for pandemic unemployment assistance. 

3:26am
The Hill. GOP senator blocks bill to boost mail-in and early voting during pandemic. 

Politics

3:26pm
Priorities USA. Responds to Trump campaign press release about ongoing Wisconsin lawsuit. 
2:02pm
Lowery for 37th Assembly. Nicki Vander Meulen, Madison School Board member and candidate for state Assembly in the 76th District, Endorses. 
12:51pm
Link for 10th Senate. Calls on Sen. Patty Schachtner to repudiate Senate Democrat leader. 
12:48pm
Jaeger for 89th Assembly. President Trump visits Marinette Marine. 
12:33pm
Marquette University. New Marquette Law School Poll finds Biden lead over Trump increasing, high suport for Black Lives Matter, and declining concern about COVID-19. 
10:02am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Fabiola Hamdan. 
9:19am
Stafsholt for 10th Senate. Dr. Erik Severson endorses. 
4:40am
Smith for 80th Assembly. Announces candidacy. 
4:39am
Feyen for 18th Senate. Earns the endorsement of Winnebago County Supervisor Vicki Shorse. 

1:04pm
The Hill. Biden widens lead to 8 points over Trump in Wisconsin: poll. 
12:58pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Marquete Poll finds more than 60% of Wisconsinites support Black Lives Matter. 
12:53pm
WTMJ. DNC plans may no longer include Fiserv Forum, report says. 
12:37pm
Sheboygan Press. Marquette Poll: Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 49%-41% in Wisconsin.
9:25am
AP. Joe Biden turns focus to Wisconsin with battle-tested hires. 
4:17am
WJFW. Local candidates share opinions on Oneida County exploratory drilling. 
3:37am
WTMJ. Vice President Pence talks at campaign, school choice events in Waukesha County. 
3:36am
CBS 58. Democrats, protesters react to VP Pence's visit to southeastern Wisconsin. 
3:26am
WKOW. Biden says Pence 'owes Wisconsin families answers' during in-person campaign events. 

Tuesday June 23, 2020

Legislative

3:51pm
Sen. Feyen. Receives Wisconsin Counties Association Outstanding Legislator Award. 
12:30pm
Wisconsin Free Market Coalition. Extend regulatory and licensing relief. 
12:18pm
Sen. Stroebel. UW-Extension undermining 4-H.

3:16am
WTMJ. Wisconsin senator wants military bases named for confederate leaders to change their names. 

State Agencies

3:23pm
DOR. Releases latest Wisconsin Economic Outlook. 
1:59pm
DMA. Civil Air Patrol assists Wisconsin National Guard during special election. 
12:29pm
DATCP. To resume modified produce safety inspections. 
12:13pm
DNR. Got Swifts? Survey seeks to identify chimneys providing bird habitat. 
10:02am
OCI Commissioner Afable. And Gov. Evers announce new online resource to help Wisconsinites get health insurance. 
10:00am
Wisconsin Arts Board. Two Wisconsin artists to receive nation's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. 

3:27am
WKBT. Holmen woman becomes first female State Command Chief for WI Air National Guard. 
3:14am
Racine Journal Times. DNR seeks permission to draft rules on PFAS restrictions. 

Economy/Business

3:26pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 
1:58pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Almost all Wisconsin businesses continue to be negatively impacted by the crisis. 

3:50am
WFRV. Green Bay area businesses struggle with decision to reopen as pandemic continues. 
3:43am
WTMJ. Discovery World lays off 55 employees due to coronavirus. 
3:35am
WKBT. Ho-Chunk casinos roll dice on rebound from COVID-19 losses. 
3:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin home sales sink in May as pandemic continues. 
3:17am
The Center Square. USDA report shows drop in Wisconsin milk production. 

Coronavirus

3:55pm
Gov. Evers. Applauds SEOC's reponse to COVID-19 pandemic. 
12:15pm
DHS. Launches COVID-19 activity level data dashboard. 
10:35am
DMA. 23 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 

10:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin farms face new worker safety challenges during COVID-19 pandemic.
4:07am
Racine Journal Times. Council approves Safer Racine ordinance. 
4:06am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Two Rivers police staff member tests positive for COVID-19 amid uptick in cases in county. 
3:46am
CBS 58. Racine Common Council votes to reinstate COVID-19 restrictions previously struck down. 
3:45am
WXOW. 23 new COVID-19 cases in La Crosse County as state has 249, one death. 
3:42am
NBC 15. Wisconsin DOC continues to test staff, offenders; increasing video visitation capabilities statewide. 
3:34am
Tomah Journal. Health Department says COVID-19 cases increase after Safer at Home lifted. 
3:26am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Number of workplaces in Waukesha County investigated for Covid-19 cases doubles. 
3:25am
Fox 6. AG Kaul warns of potential scammers using contact tracing to steal personal information. 

Statewide

10:01am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Wanda Sloan of Beloit joins board. 

3:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Study: Wisconsin cities' law enforcement spending up 60 percent in 30 years. 

Courts

10:08am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Peter J. Kovac. 
4:13am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts three new cases. 

Education

3:47pm
UW System. Incoming UW System President Gov. Tommy Thompson announces transition co-chairs. 
12:14pm
Marquette University. Professor Iuzzini-Seigel receives Klingler Young Scholar Award. 
10:09am
UW-Stout. Systems librarian receives library's Barnard Award. 
10:06am
Edgewood College. Construction underway at new athletics venue. 
10:05am
UW-Milwaukee. Ligo-Virgo detectors find cosmic mystery object in 'mass gap.'
10:03am
UW-Eau Claire. Alumna returns as interim director of university relations. 
4:14am
UW-Eau Claire University Police. To participate in the 'Click It or Ticket' seat-belt initiative from June 22-July 5. 

4:25am
Fox 11. Districts respond to state's recommended guidelines for returning to classroom. 
4:10am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Marquette unveils cost-cutting plan to address budget shortfall. 
4:07am
Cap Times. Regents, chancellors voice support for mask requirements across UW System. 
3:51am
WQOW. School officials react to DPI guidelines on returning to classrooms. 
3:44am
WAOW. No decision made yet for Medford School District on start of 2020-2021 school year. 
3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Wisconsin spends less on regional public universities per student than all other Great Lakes states. 
3:28am
WTMJ. New Berlin Superintendent announces 5-day return to school, takes back statement. 
3:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison schools to take 'hybrid' approach to reopening in fall as state releases guidance. 
3:15am
U.S. News & World Report. Smaller class sizes, flexibility urged for Wisconsin schools. 

Local

3:50pm
Racine Common Council. Common Council President Tate II and 12 member of Council introduce "Black Humanity Now" street mural. 
4:25am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Investigation into Riverside Park incident.
4:18am
City of Madison. City leaders celebrate Wilson Street Garage opening: 'This garage represents so much more.'

Congress

10:06am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Senators introduce post traumatic stress resolution. 
10:04am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls on President Trump to take action to protect workers & produce supplies for more testing as COVID-19 pandemic continues. 

10:48am
AP. Democrats: GOP police bill 'not salvageable,' demand talks.
4:01am
Reuters. Trump suspends entry of certain foreign workers despite business opposition. 

Politics

12:40pm
RPW. Statement on the incident at Hudson Field Office. 
10:08am
RPW. Statement on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Wisconsin. 
10:07am
Opportunity Wisconsin. Pence and DeVos visit highlights Trump administration's failed leadership on COVID-19 and education. 
4:09am
Priorities USA Action. Launches new TV and digital ads using Trump's "Slow the Testing Down" comments. 

2:32pm
CNBC. Openly gay Sen. Tammy Baldwin could make history if Biden picks her as his vice presidential running mate. 
1:32pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Trump campaign returns to Wisconsin with Mike Pence visit to tout school choice, religious faith. 
1:28pm
USA Today. 'The stakes are high': After Tulsa rally, Trump heads to battleground states looking for a boost. 
1:27pm
U.S. News & World Report. Pence to court Evangelicals in conservative Milwaukee suburb. 
10:29am
Politico. Trump's 2020 strategy: A never-ending war with states. 
3:43am
WISN. Guests will sign waivers at Vice President Mike Pence's Pewaukee visit. 
3:36am
NBC 26. President Trump to hold town hall in Green Bay on Thursday. 

Monday June 22, 2020

Governor

4:31am
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Supports Governor Evers' and Lt. Gov. Barnes' call for law enforcement reform. 

1:42pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin governor asking public for policy suggestions on climate change.

Legislative

3:43am
WISN. "UPFRONT' recap: State lawmakers weigh in on police reform legislation. 

State Agencies

4:26pm
DATCP. 'Rural Realities' podcast to focus on farmer stress, adaptability. 
4:35am
DATCP. Julia Nunes selected as 73rd Alice in Dairyland. 

Economy/Business

11:25am
WRA. May 2020 Home Sales Report. 
11:21am
Center for Technlogy Commercialization. Ideadvance Seed Fund expands female-owned entrepreneurship in Wisconsin. 

1:56pm
WSAW. Pandemic slows May home sales nationally and in Wisconsin. 
1:51pm
WSAW. Donaldson Company announces 56 layoffs Friday as part of previous announcement in 2019.
1:45pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. How do Wisconsin's manufacturing job losses compare to other states?
12:17pm
New York Times. What's gotten into the price of cheese? 
8:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Many Wisconsin tribes reopening casinos as they lift, ease stay-at-home restrictions. 
3:45am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin's economy rife with racial inequality, study finds. 
3:41am
Kenosha News. COVID-19 shutdown of Potawatomi gaming exacted "devastating" toll. 
3:40am
WISC. Rising concerns of eviction after months on wait list for unemployment benefits. 
3:38am
Chippewa Herald. Tribal governments 'crippled' by lost gambling revenue during COVID-19 pandemic. 
3:21am
WSAW. Central Wisconsin organization offers rental assistance program. 

Coronavirus

2:04pm
DMA. 22 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
1:38pm
DOC. COVID-19 testing more than halfway complete at institutions. 
12:02pm
AG Kaul. Warns of, outlines how to identify contact tracing scammers. 
4:34am
DMA. National Guard Bureau chief visits Wisconsin; praises Guard COVID-19 efforts. 

12:04pm
WKBT. Erickson Boys & Girls Club closed due to staff member testing positive for COVID-19. 
8:48am
The Country Today. Thousands apply for $50 million in farm aid. 
4:14am
CBS 58. Popular Lake Geneva restaurant temporarily closes after employee tests positive for coronavirus. 
3:51am
Racine Journal Times. City schedules special City Council meeting for COVID-19 ordinance. 
3:49am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Multiple Green Bay-area restaurants, golf course temporarily close due to coronavirus concerns. 
3:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: Percentage of positive COVID-19 tests increases to 4.6 percent. 
3:39am
WTMJ. Judge temporarily lifts Racine's COVID-19 restrictions. 
3:32am
Winona Post. COVID-19 "severe" in Tremplo Co., picks up pace in Winona County. 
3:31am
Washington Post. The battle over masks in a pandemic: An all-American story. 
3:30am
WISC. Juneau County Health Department confirms COVID-19 outbreak at Crusin' Chubbys Gentlemen's Club. 
3:26am
WXOW. Sixth straight day of 20+ new COVID-19 cases in La Crosse Co. WKBT. 
3:25am
WJFW. Marathon County surpasses 100 COVID-19 cases. 

Statewide

11:42am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Hires new Communications Director. 
11:19am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. A high-level look at police funding in Wisconsin. 

3:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Today is a mental health break': Thousands ride through Milwaukee to spread the message 'Black is Beautiful.'
3:34am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Kewaunee, 96% white, joins small towns with Black Lives Matter events on Juneteenth. 
3:31am
WTMJ. Large crowds in Port Washington for Black Lives Matter march. 

Courts

4:30am
Wisconsin Third Judicial District. Waukesha County Courts to resume most in-person proceedings on Monday under new operational plan. 

3:20am
Wisconsin Watch. Wisconsin erected barriers to college voters. The pandemic added more. 

Education

4:33pm
Wisconsin Dairy Alliance. Champion of ag: Former Governor Tommy Thompson named interim President of UW System. 
3:20pm
Marquette University. COVID-19 update: Financial realities and action plan. 
3:10pm
UW-Madison. Hamsters develop protective immunity to COVID-19 and are protected by convalescent sera. 
2:56pm
Rep. Tusler. Statement on DPI guidance for the 2020-2021 school year. 
2:54pm
UW-Stevens Point. Certified as Bee Campus USA. 
2:00pm
Marquette University. And partners receive five-year, $24.4 million grant for Clinical and Translational Science Institute. 
12:10pm
UW-Madison. Chief Diversity Officer Sims to depart for provost role in North Carolina. 
12:01pm
UW-Stout. Graduate students propose design solutions for local museum. 
11:26am
UW-River Falls. Andrews named 2020 Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist. 
11:24am
UW-Madison. Critical communciations component made on a flexible wooden film. 
11:24am
Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association. Shift to remote learning highlights need for broadband, instructional technology professional development funding.  Fact Sheet.
11:20am
UW-Madison. Changing environment at home genetically primes invasive species to take over abroad. 
7:10am
DPI. Issues guidance on a safe return to in-person instruction. Education Forward Guidance Document.

1:58pm
Cap Times. State education agency tells districts to 'plan for change throughout' 2020-21 in new guidance. 
1:53pm
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. With funding down and likely getting worse, federal government must help regional universities, report says. 
12:08pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin schools should expect coronavirus threat for next 18 months, according to new state guidance. 
8:47am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction releases guidelines for reopening schools this fall. 
3:33am
Racine Journal Times. DPI to release guidelines for fall instruction on Monday. 

Local

1:23pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement regarding the weekend hit and run. 

Congress

4:24pm
U.S. Sen Baldwin. And colleagues: $175 billion education investment urgently needed to save the 2021 school year & U.S. economy. 
1:08pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Senate Democrats call on President Trump, Leader McConnell to end attacks on Dreamers and biring bipartisan House-passed Dream & Promise Act to floor for a vote. 

4:09am
Politico. Trump expected to extend limits on foreign workers. 
3:37am
Reuters. Trump  administration aims to end Dreamers immigration program in six months. 

Politics

4:25pm
Dallman for 41st Assemby. Announces district-wide meet and greet tour. 
2:56pm
Schachtner for 10th Senate. Launches re-election campaign. 
2:03pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. Wisconsinites speak out on President Trump's handling of COVID19 and racial justice. 
12:11pm
Roys for 26th Senate. Endorsed by #VoteProChoice.
8:56am
Bradley for 28th Senate. "Evers fails another leadership test."
4:37am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Kristie Goforth Schilling. 
4:28am
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. REV UP for National Disability Voter Registration Week. 
4:28am
Katzenmeyer for 15th Assembly. Black Lives Matter protests continue, Representative Sanfelippo remains silent. 

12:05pm
WAOW. Pence visiting Milwaukee suburbs along with DeVos, Walker. 
4:12am
Chicago Tribune. On the ground in Wisconsin: Trump's team goes door-to-door while Democrats stay virtual amid the coronavirus. 
3:40am
AP. Access to ballot, seal of democracy's covenant, under attack. 
3:21am
WXOW. Absentee voter turnout expected to increase. 
3:19am
The Hill. Trump to visit Arizona, Wisconsin next week. 

Friday June 19, 2020

UW System

3:07pm
Rep.Murphy. Statement on appointment of Tommy Thompson as Interim UW System President. 
2:11pm
WTCS President Foy. Statement on appointment of Interim UW System President. 
1:45pm
Sen. Marklein. Statement on appointment of former Governor Tommy G. Thompson to lead the University of Wisconsin System. 
12:53pm
Rep. Shankland. Responds to announcement of Tommy Thompson as Interim UW System President. 
12:20pm
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce. Statement on the appointment of former Governor Tommy Thompson as interim UW System President. 
12:17pm
Wisconsin Counties Association. Praises naming of Tommy Thompson as UW System Interim President. 
12:16pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on Tommy Thompson's appointment as UW President. 
11:27am
Rep. Tranel. Statement on former Governor Thompson becoming interim UW System President. 
11:22am
Kapanke for 32nd Senate. Statement on Tommy Thompson being selected new interim UW System President. 
11:21am
Sen. Cowles. Thompson an ideal choice for the UW System. 
11:19am
Rep. Steineke. Welcomes Tommy Thompson as Interim UW System President. 
10:33am
Sen. Nass. Appointment of Governor Tommy Thompson as Interim UW System President. 
10:32am
Sen. Risser. Applauds choice of Governor Thompson as Interim UW President. 
10:30am
WMC. Statement on former Governor Tommy Thompson's appointment as interim UW System President. 
10:28am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Thompson brings background, support to UW System. 
10:26am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Reacts to Gov. Thompson interim appointment as University of Wisconsin System President. 
10:25am
Rep. Nygren. Pleased with pick of former Governor Tommy Thompson as Interim UW System President. 
10:24am
UW System. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson to serve as interim President. 

11:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tommy Thompson hired as Interim UW System president. 

Governor

5:10pm
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on Gov. Evers package of legislation addressing police reform. 
3:09pm
Rep. McGuire. Statement on justice reform legislation. 
3:06pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on Governor Evers' justice reform proposals. 
12:15pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on Governor's police reform efforts. 
11:24am
Gov Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes. Announce policing accountability and transparency reforms in Wisconsin. 

12:00pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Gov. Tony Evers calls for ban on police chokeholds and no-knock warrants in Juneteenth announcement.
11:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers, Mandela Barnes unveil bills banning chokeholds and limiting use of force. 

Budget

3:29am
Cap Times. Wisconsin can't use booming online sales tax revenue to help state budget. 

Legislative

2:13pm
Rep. Taylor. Letter of resignation. 
1:46pm
Sen. Testin, Rep. Ott. Reintroduce Law Enforcement Standards Board reform.  LRB-6282
12:55pm
Daily Reporter. Sen. Jacque: Before pumping money into infrastructure, repeal costly Davis-Bacon Act. 
12:51pm
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on a historic moment at the Wisconsin State Capitol with the raising of the Juneteenth Flag. 
11:19am
Sen. Bewley. Juneteenth is a call to action. 
10:29am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Connecting with agriculture to champion rural Wisconsin. 
9:31am
Rep. Hebl. Statement on Juneteenth. 

3:58am
The Hill. States race to reform police practices in wake of George Floyd's death. 

State Agencies

11:37am
DOT. $6.75 million federal grant will repair Merrimac Bridge. 
3:49am
DNR. Northern zone smallmouth bass season opens June 20. 

Economy/Business

12:34pm
WEDC. Applications close June 23 for $75 million We're All In Small Business Grants. 

12:33pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Home construction slowed by coronavirus pandemic. 
4:07am
CNBC. Another 1 million jobless claims show Congress may need to extend extra benefits set to expire. 
3:56am
New York Times. A tidal wave of bankruptcies is coming. 
3:30am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Foxconn says it will make 10,000 ventilators for Medtronic over the next year. 
3:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Survey: Half of responding businesses signal ability to weather COVID-19 pandemic. 
3:21am
NBC 15. Study: State of Wisconsin loses $186.5M in tax revenue from closed hotels amid pandemic. 
3:17am
Racine Journal Times. after Echo Foods workers' deaths, demonstrators demand more protections for workers. 

Coronavirus

5:15pm
City of Racine. Statements from city officials on judges injunction on Racine's local health orders. 
11:25am
DMA. 19 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
9:45am
DMA. Longest activation of State Emergency Operations Center approaches 100 days. 

4:35am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Brown County has 54 workplaces under COVID-19 investigation, the most in Wisconsin, records show. 
4:14am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse County announces 22 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. 
4:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Protesters go to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' home to lay a wreath; Milwaukee won't move to next phase of reopening. 
4:03am
AP. Decline in new U.S. virus deaths may be temporary reprieve. 
3:46am
CBS 58. Milwaukee County sees spike in teen COVID-19 cases despite overall downward trend. 
3:37am
WKBT. Some La Crosse businesses closing again due to county's recommendations. 
3:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'We are not heading in the right direction': La Crosse County sees spike in COVID-19 cases. 
3:22am
WBAY. Wisconsin confirms most new COVID-19 cases in 2 weeks. 
3:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. 36 nursing homes in Wisconsin report COVID-19 deaths, new federal data says. 

Environment/Outdoors

4:24am
Fox 11. Great Lakes water levels limit beach access at Whitefish Dunes State Park. 

Statewide

2:12pm
Wisconsin Bankers Foundation. Four Wisconsin students awarded $2,000 scholarship. 
1:49pm
Hinkfuss for 4th Assembly. Commemorates Juneteenth with a call to action. 
12:50pm
PDPW. New speakers part of the Week 12 Line-up of The Dairy Signal. 
12:19pm
City of Madison. Council leadership statement on Juneteenth in the City of Madison. 
11:23am
AFSCME Wisconsin. Statement of solidarity honoring Junetenth. 
11:17am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Juneteenth - a message. 
9:47am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Milwaukee County raises Juneteenth, Pan-African and Pride Flags at the Courthouse. 
9:38am
RPW. Statement commemorating Juneteenth. 

11:54am
Politico. As U.S. crime rates dropped, local police spending soared. 
3:23am
WISC. Protesters 'Drive to Decarcerate,' gather outside Governor's Mansion to demand prison reform. 

Courts

11:49am
The Hill. Trump signals he will submit new paperwork on DACA after Supreme Court decision. 

Education

3:05pm
UW-Platteville. Update coronavirus. 
3:05pm
UW-Platteville. Grant leads to new research for glove design. 
1:47pm
WTCS. Gov. Evers directs COVID-19 relief funds to WTCS. 
12:54pm
Edgewood College. President announces new cabinet position, task force, to combat racism. 

4:25am
WJFW. WIAA says contact days can begin July 1. 
3:47am
WKOW. Parents uncertain as school districts debate return to in-person class. 
3:40am
WEAU. Local universities make plans for fall semester. 
3:36am
WQOW. UW-Eau Claire cancels 2020 study abroad programs. 
3:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee Public Schools terminates contract with Milwaukee Police Department. 
3:24am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin's private higher education institutions to receive $37 million in coronavirus relief. 

Local

5:09pm
Racine Mayor Mason. And Lt. Governor, County Complete Count Committee caravan for the Census. 
12:14pm
Sun Prairie Tourism Commission. Tourism Recovery Grants offered. 
11:52am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County, Tenant Resource Center launch more than $10 million Community Eviction Prevention Program. 
9:48am
Madison.com. Sauk County changes structure with county administrator, hires new interim corporation counsel. 
9:40am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. EPA adopts recommendation, majority of Sheboygan County attains national air quality standards. 
4:31am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Letter to Fire & Police Commission. 

4:22am
WISC. Dane County to declare racism a public health crisis, 'It is on us to live up to this declaration.'
3:44am
WTMJ. Milwaukee County on pace to surpass overdose record again in 2020. 

Congress

4:30am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. After over a month of Senate inaction, Baldwin, colleagues push to bring HEROES Act to floor for debate and vote. 
4:29am
Growth Energy. Condemns oil industry plan to rewrite history. 
3:33am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. And colleagues introduce bipartisan Promising Pathways Act. 
3:32am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Joins landmark effort on police reform. 

4:05am
Politico. Debate rages over new lifeline for small business as loan program ends. 
3:27am
WJFW. Sen. Baldwin touts passage of Great American Outdoors Act. 

Politics

12:13pm
Becker for 33rd Assembly. Statement on Rep. Horlacher's opposition to absentee vote mailing. 
9:30am
Hoyer for 94th Assembly. Announces run. 
4:32am
Kurtz for 50th Assembly. Announces campaign for re-election. 

3:39am
WKBT. West Salem farmer kicks off campaign for 94th Assembly District. 
3:38am
WKBT. Democratic candidate for 32nd District Senate meets with community members around the region. 
3:18am
WJFW. Rep. Rob Swearingen to run for a fifth term. 

Thursday June 18, 2020

Legislative

3:56pm
LFB. Coronavirus relief fund monies under the federal CARES Act. 
3:21pm
Rep. Shankland. Wisconsin Counties Association honors with Outstanding Legislator Award. 
3:13pm
Wisconsin Counties Association. Rep. Shankland receives "Outstanding Legislator Award."
1:56pm
Wisconsin Counties Association. Senator Feyen receives "Outstanding Legislator Award." 
11:32am
Rep. Hintz. Staetment on Rep. Crowley's final day in the State Assembly. 
11:30am
Rep. Crowley. Announces resignation from Assembly. 

3:46am
WISC. Assembly Democrats back call for special session on Juneteenth to address criminal justice reform. 

State Agencies

4:22pm
OCI Commissioner Afable. Urges restaurants, delivery drivers to touch base with insurers about delivery coverage. 
4:08pm
OCI. Governor's Prescription Drug Task Force hears how drug prices have impacted hospitals. 
4:07pm
Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long-Term Care. Enrolling into Medicare during a crisis. 
2:15pm
DNR. Find outdoor inspiration in summer issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine. 
1:54pm
DFI. Wisconsin's state-chartered banks report strong fiscal performance through first quarter 2020. 
1:29pm
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Delivers Democratic Radio Address celebrating Juneteenth Day. 
1:03pm
WHEDA. Extends impact through Dividends for Wisconsin Plan. 
1:02pm
Rep. Kitchens. Commission OKs ballot proposal. 
1:01pm
Sen. Hansen. Elections Commission vote to send out absentee ballots requests to 2.7 million voters. 
12:08pm
DOT. Annual "Click It or Ticket" seat belt campiagn begins Moday. 
12:00pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Victory for voting rights in Wisconsin. 
4:33am
DOJ. Minnesota man charged with killing missing Buffalo County woman. 
4:32am
DMA Wisconsin Guard aviation unit departs state for Middle East. 
4:28am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Premium relief from Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund. 

3:38am
Spectrum News. DNR still 'pausing' in-person hunter safety courses amid health concerns. 
3:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Commission gives final OK to mailing out 2.7M absentee ballot applications. Madison.com.

Economy/Business

4:21pm
Wisconsin Hotels & Lodging Association. Report: $186.5 million loss in tax revenue from Wisconsin hotels in 2020 due to COVID-19 impact. 
12:05pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin adds 74,900 total non-farm, 72,100 private-sector jobs in May. 
10:05am
Madison Region Economic Partnership. 41% of Wisconsin businesses introduced or expanded online services over the last three months. 
9:34am
Medtronic, Foxconn. Partner to increase ventilator production. 

2:07pm
Politico. 'It's going to be a slow slog': Economists knock down hopes of a quick rebound. 
2:03pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin unemployment falls to 12% in May. 
11:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Overture Center cutting staffing by 60% amid COVID-19 pandemic. 
9:59am
The Hill. Millions of loans payments skipped as coronavirus slows economy: report.
9:40am
Reuters. U.S. labor market recovery stalling; second wave of layoffs underway. 
9:01am
AP. 1.5 million more laid-off workers seek unemployment benefits. 
4:10am
Cap Times. Epic tells thousands of employees to return by August, some balk at the risk. 
4:06am
Reuters. U.S. weekly jobless claims remain high, second wave of layoffs blamed. 
4:04am
Bloomberg. U.S. ranked worst for workers' rights among major economies. 
3:44am
WKOW. Unemployment delays persist; 15% of all weekly claims still pending. 
3:40am
Fox 6. Wisconsin department says 'misunderstanding' about unemployment law could lead to discrimination. 

Coronavirus

12:30pm
U.S. Venture Open. Pivots to new format. 
11:59am
Milwaukee Health Department. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive David Crowley ask Wisconsin National Guard to pause COVID-19 testing on Juneteenth. 
11:07am
DMA. 18 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
9:05am
TEMPO Madison. Steps up to support local businesses and the River Food Pantry during COVID-19. 

3:12pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin sees most new coronavirus cases in 2 weeks.
3:11pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin sees most new cronavirus cases in 2 weks. 
2:11pm
USA Today. FHFA extends moratorium on evictions, foreclosures for two more months. 
12:03pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Sheboygan County outbreak highlights risks of reopening church during pandemic. 
3:49am
WKBT. City of Onalaska making changes in response to uptick in COVID-19 cases. 
3:48am
WEAU. Health experts say La Crosse Co. has yet to peak as case surge continues. La Crosse Tribune. 
3:41am
WTMJ. Washington-Ozaukee Counties relax COVID restrictions. 
3:40am
Fox 11. Number of COVID-19 patients in Wisconsin ICUs drops below 100. 
3:36am
Racine Journal Times. Wisconsin National Guard rises to COVID-19 call locally, statewide. 
3:35am
CBS 58. Doctors on the mask debate: Recent studies prove effectiveness of masks for COVID-19. 
3:34am
CBS 58. DHS partners with UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee to examine COVID-19 in Wisconsin. 

Statewide

2:09pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Wisconsin. Taking action in response to racial inequality. 
12:08pm
Rep. Zamarripa. On DACA Supreme Court decision. 
10:10am
We Energies. Don't let a balloon blunder leave your neighborhood in the dark. 

4:05am
Reuters. Exclusive: Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness. 
3:44am
NBC 15. Protests end peacefully back at the Capitol after blocking traffic Wednesday night. 
3:41am
WAOW. Portage Co. leaders release joint statement condemning racism. 
3:37am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Packers to close operations Friday to commemorate Juneteenth. 
3:28am
NBC 15. Dane County Board acknowledges Juneteenth as day to celebrate influence, history of Black community. 

Courts

1:59pm
Rep. Neubauer. Supreme Court rules DREAMers may remain in the U.S. 
11:06am
Sen. Carpenter. SCOTUS ruling ends the current fight over DACA. 
9:33am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Commends Supreme Court for DACA decision. 
9:31am
NextGen America. Statement on DACA. 
9:09am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. David Skindzlewski v. Joseph Smith, Jr. 

9:14am
The Hill. Supreme Court blocks Trump plan to end DACA program. 

Education

4:11pm
UW-Stout. Virtual registration and orientation creates customized experience for first-year students. 
3:18pm
Marquette University. Howard Fuller, distinguished professor of education, to retire. 
1:28pm
UW-Madison. Badger Talks showcases diverse offerings from campus experts - remotely. 
11:08am
UW-Madison. Federally funded upgrade reenergizes fusion experiment. 

4:04am
Politico. 'It's just way too much to take on': School systems struggle with the politics of reopening. 
3:47am
NBC 26. Social distancing guidelines could make it tough to bus kids. 
3:43am
CBS 58. Students rally to remove police from Milwaukee Public Schools.
3:39am
Fox 11. Parents express mixed feeling about sending students back on buses. 
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee announce plans to reopen this fall amid COVID-19 pandemic. 
3:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS considers terminating Milwaukee police contract to patrol outside buildings. 

Local

3:42pm
City of Madison. City leaders propose progam to assist downtown business recovery. 
12:04pm
Milwaukee Common Council. Study shows Wisconsin ranking last in racial equality in jobs, wealth. 

4:09am
Racine Journal Times. Half-percent Racine County sales tax being considered. 

Congress

11:31am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murray, Harris. Lead colleagues in raising concerns with law enforcement tactics increasing spread of COVID-19 at peaceful protests. 
9:01am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Senate passes bipartisan legislation to ensure funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund. 

3:37am
CBS 58. Sen. Tammy Baldwin discusses small business funds in virtual event. 

Politics

3:34pm
NextGen America. Latest research illuminates path for Joe Biden to capture the youth vote. 
2:59pm
Lemmer for 48th Assembly. Kathleen Falk endorses. 
1:58pm
WISPIRG. Join nationwide effort to mobilize the youth vote. 
12:00pm
Vander Meulen for 76th Assembly. Rep. Don Vruwink endorses. 
10:02am
Kapanke for 32nd Senate. Receives endorsement from AFP-WI. 
9:32am
Stafsholt for 10th Senate. Rep. Gae Magnafici endorses. 
9:00am
Republican Party of Fond du Lac County. All three sheriff's from the 18th Senate District endorse Senator Dan Feyen for re-election. 
4:29am
Swearingen for 34th Assembly. Announces bid for re-election.

Wednesday June 17, 2020

Governor

9:05am
Gov. Evers. Announces Juneteenth Flag to fly over the State Capitol building in celebration of Juneteenth. Executive Order #79.

10:00am
NBC 15. The Juneteenth flag will fly over the Wisconsin capitol on Friday. 

Budget

9:12am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. The Online Effect. 

9:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Surge in online sales won't offset Wisconsin budget woes. 

Legislative

4:30pm
Reps. Bowen, Brostoff. Statement on incident at Speedway gas station in Menomonee Falls. 
4:29pm
Rep. Stafsholt. Statement on hunter safety shutdown. 
2:51pm
Rep. Swearingen. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding DNR recreational safety classes. 
2:24pm
Rep. Subeck. Supports Legislative Black Caucus's call for special session on justice reform. 
11:03am
Sen. Smith. Column: The movement America has been waiting for. 
9:56am
Rep. Hintz. Assembly Democrats support Legislative Black Caucus call for a special session on justice reform.  Letter to Gov. Evers.

State Agencies

4:31pm
DNR. Call for entries to Wisconsin's Wild Turkey, Pheasant and Waterfowl Stamp Design Competitions. 
3:51pm
DNR. Four Wisconsin hunters drawn for state's third managed elk hunt. 
2:50pm
OCI. Board of Governors for Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund approves premium holiday. 
2:21pm
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Supports absentee ballot application mailing. 
1:46pm
Survival Coalition. Commends WEC plan to mail absentee ballot applications. 
1:46pm
DMA. Office of Emergency Communications awards $2.1 million in grant funding. 
12:11pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Last ditch GOP effort to gum up absentee ballot outreach. 
11:04am
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. Supports absentee ballot application mailing. 
9:57am
DMA. June 23 is Lightning Safety Awareness Day in Wisconsin. 
4:27am
Empower Wisconsin. President Adam Jarchow calls for the removal of Scot Ross from Ethics Commission. 

12:21pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmaker makes last-minute push to halt sending most voters absentee ballot request forms. 

Economy/Business

2:23pm
Dairyland Power Cooperative. Names Brent Ridge as President and CEO. 

11:17am
WKOW. Wisconsin's economy ranks last in racial equity in new study. 
3:25am
Wisconsin Watch. Reversing course: Wisconsin seeks federal OK to aid the unemployed with disabilities. 

Coronavirus

3:54pm
UW System. Statements on Gov. Evers' delivery of $19 million to the University of Wisconsin System for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses. 
1:45pm
Gov. Evers. Announces more than $80 million in COVID-9 financial assistance to K-12 school and higher education institutions. 
1:25pm
Leg. Council. Worker's compensation and third party liabliity for COVID-19. 
1:05pm
DMA. 17 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
11:08am
DHS. Announces COVID-19 population health studies. 
11:05am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County reaches 1,000 case mark on COVID-19. 

2:29pm
WTMJ. Evers announces more than $80 million in financial assistance to K-12, higher education schools. 
12:19pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin to conduct 2 health surveys to track COVID-19. 
11:21am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Wisconsin nonprofits face financial dire straits as they continue to cope with coronavirus. 
4:03am
Green Bay Press Gazette. State report says 10 residents died with COVID-19 at Country Villa Assisted Living in Pulaski amid mismanagement. 
4:01am
Stevens Point Journal. Stevens Point municipal pool will not open for 2020 season. 
3:56am
Racine Journal Times. Racine's local COVID restrictions go to court Friday. 
3:52am
Baraboo News Republic. Portage, Baraboo police see impact of COVID-19 shutdown on mental health. 
3:47am
WJFW. Price County residents protest amending local health officer duties. 
3:45am
WTMJ. Nearly 2 dozen COVID-19 cases tied to Sheboygan Falls church. 
3:40am
Fox 11. Winnebago County Board considers giving authority to issue orders to county health officer. 
3:37am
WKOW. State rejects inmate release, Dane Co. Sheriff defends handling of coronavirus cases. 
3:35am
WKBT. La Crosse beaches to close due to COVID-19. 
3:26am
Fox 11. COVID-19 hospitalizations continue downward trend in Wisconsin. 

Statewide

9:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Former director inducted into the WBA Hall of Fame. 

4:18am
Fox 6. Protesters take message from city to suburbs, march in Menomonee Falls: 'History in the making.'
4:00am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wisconsin police departments have more than $45 million in surplus military equipment, including armored vehicles. 
3:59am
Cap Times. 'We haven't done a very good job of listening': Allies rally to defund police. 

Courts

12:13pm
Hunter Nation. Takes legal action against DNR to allow hunter education courses to re-open. 
12:12pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Sues DNR for illegally canceling in-person hunter safety courses. 

12:22pm
WSAW. Conservative group sues DNR over hunter safety course policies for COVID-19. 

Education

3:30pm
UW-Madison. University anounces Smart Restart plan to reopen in fall. 
2:22pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Supports Madison School District terminating contract with Madison Police Department. 
11:15am
DPI. Department will hold hearing on emergency rule on changes to Foundations of Reading Test requirements. 
9:59am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Offering virtual Summer Justice Institute for high school students. 
9:58am
UW-Stout. Master's student earns degree online while working in Vietnam. 

2:04pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin private schools ask state to reconsider coronavirus aid distribution. 
12:19pm
CBS 58. UW-Milwaukee announces plans for fall classes, campus operation. 
3:27am
Green Bay Press Gazette. As COVID-19 looms over next school year, survey shows Green Bay School District staff may be more reluctant to return than parents. 

Local

2:20pm
City of Waterloo. Builders eye residential lots as city promotes home building. 
11:08am
Milwaukee Common Council. Members urge full funding for Office of African American Affairs in 2021 budget. 

3:46am
WJFW. Schoepke exploratory drilling blindsides nearby landowners. 
3:42am
WFRV. Fox Valley police departments ahead of curve on Trump's police reform. 
3:38am
WISC. 'It's beyond time we did this': Madison Common Council approves resolution taking next step in creating police oversight board. 
3:29am
Wisconsin Dells Events. Wisconsin Dells city treasurer provides financial estimates for COVID-19 effects. 
3:27am
Fox 6. Police: 3 dead, 2 wounded following 5 separate shooting incidents in Milwaukee. 

Congress

12:14pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Following SCOTUS ruling, senators lead push to bring Equality Act to a vote. 
9:57am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Scott. Lead colleagues in bipartisan resolution calling on Americans to buy products made in the U.S. 

10:00am
The Hill. Senate GOP unveils police reform proposal.
3:31am
WSAW. Proposed bill would cut funding for unopened schools. 
3:30am
AP. Trump signs order on police reform, doesn't mention racism. 
3:29am
Politico. House and Senate set for clash on police reform. 

Politics

4:32pm
Marquette University. New Marquette Law School Poll to be released June 24. 
3:43pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Questions Federal Reserve Chairman Powell at Financial Services Committee hearing on economic recovery following COVID-19. 
2:25pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Announces first wave of Wisconsin State Senate endorsements. 
9:09am
Brooks for 21st Assembly. Announces Congresswoman Gwen Moore's endorsement. 
9:08am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsement from Bryn Horton. 
4:25am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Walt's Pledge.

2:28pm
WISN. Vice President Pence visiting Pewaukee next Tuesday. 

Tuesday June 16, 2020

Governor

8:44am
Gov. Evers. Announces June Pardon Advisory Board meeting. 

3:38am
WKOW. Gov. Evers calling black community leaders to discuss state's next steps. 
3:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers rejects UW System Title IX scope statement. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Legislative

4:29pm
Rep. Tusler. Meets with area school superintendents and administrators. 
2:21pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Four to five week wait on unemployment call backs. 
11:22am
Sen. Carpenter. Racism and hate have no home here!
10:37am
Rep. Nygren. Works to create rural workforce housing program. 
10:36am
Sen. Nass. Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance administrator needs to resign or be fired!
3:58am
Sens. Bewley, Miller. Letter to Sen. Fitzgerald regarding virtual sessions. 

1:07pm
U.S. News & World Report. Republican lawmakers OK 4 settlements under lame-duck laws. 
3:16am
Kenosha News. Evers staffer who secretly recorded call may have committed a felony, according to attorney. 

State Agencies

12:34pm
DCF. Collaborative partnership delivers supplies to child care providers. 
10:37am
AG Kaul. Joins 16 Attorneys General in opposing end to clean energy program. 
9:08am
DOT. Expands low-risk pilot program. 
4:20am
DVA. Wisconsin Veterans Museum building damage information. 

1:24pm
U.S. News & World Report. DNR Board to vote on starting draft of new PFAS restrictions. 
3:17am
WJFW. DHS awards $1.2 million to support social and emotional needs of children. 

Economy/Business

2:38pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. WI banks strong for their customers despite losses due to COVID-19. 
8:37am
Forward Analytics. Releases: Economic Activity in a Pandemic: Wisconsin Taxable Sales in March & April. Report.
3:26am
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 

11:29am
USA Today. As leaders warned of U.S. meat shortages, overseas exports of pork and beef continued. 
10:16am
Reuters. U.S. economic recovery hinges on virus being under control, Fed's Powell says. 
4:28am
AP. Many businesses ask customers, workers to waive legal rights. 
4:08am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Harley-Davidson removed from S&P 500. 
4:05am
Janesville Gazette. Hufcor shut down Janesville plant last week, told all workers to get COVID-19 test. 
3:49am
WXOW. Black River Falls, other Ho-Chunk Gaming casinos reopening at the end of the month. 
3:21am
Fox 11. DWD distributes nearly $2 billion in unemployment benefits during pandemic. 

Coronavirus

1:46pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Launches 'Union Mask Brigade' to keep workers safe with solidarity and American can-do tradition. 
11:23am
DMA. 16 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
10:02am
DATCP, DOR. Applications for Wisconsin Farm Support program top 3,600 in first day. 

1:44pm
WBAY. 2020 Lifefest canceled in Oshkosh. 
1:21pm
Sheboygan Press. A Sheboygan County health official mentioned a 'cluster of cases' at a local church. Here's what we know so far. 
8:39am
Reuters. U.S. health insurers may balk at paying for coronavirus antibody testing. 
3:53am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Winnebago County pulls proposed COVID-19 ordinance from agenda amid rising concern from local businesses. 
3:53am
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin hospitals report fewest coronavirus patients in two months as state adds 174 new cases. 
3:42am
WEAU. Potential COVID-19 exposure at La Crosse Co. establishments. 
3:39am
WISC. 'It's challenging': Pandemic piles on financial problems for nursing home facilities. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:17am
Fox 11. Great Lakes water levels impact popular Lakeshore beach. 

Statewide

4:30pm
VFW Department of Wisconsin. Welcomes new state commander. 
12:34pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Member hosts EPA administrator on dairy farm. 
10:38am
RENEW Wisconsin. Solar for Good program spurs $1.8 million in renewable energy investments for Wisconsin nonprofits. 
10:03am
Alliant Energy Foundation. $20,000 donation helps Wisconsin's dairy farmers and families in need. 

8:41am
AP. Poll: Americans are the unhappiest they've been in 50 years. 
3:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Three Wisconsin counties lead nation in filling out census forms. 
3:21am
WBAY. Green Bay Police Department does not advocate, train any chokeholds. 

Courts

9:05am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Timothy W. Miller v. Angela L. Carroll. 
4:13am
Wisconsin Family Action. U.S. Supreme Court once again oversteps authority. 

3:18am
NBC 15. "We have much more to defend" Sen. Baldwin, Rep. Pocan respond to SCOTUS LGBTQ ruling. 

Education

2:20pm
UW-Stout. Art and Design Week wins national Chevron Award. 
12:35pm
Marquette University. Professor of English receives Way Klingler Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award. 
4:19am
PROFS. Statement on UW System presidential search. 

3:56am
Cap Times. Wisconsin education department expects schools to open in fall. 
3:40am
Fox 11. Brown County school districts meet with community leaders to discuss reopening plans. 
3:26am
WTMJ. Responding to inequalities: Wisconsin's African American students face significant literacy hurdles. 

Local

4:32pm
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Juneteenth Day flag will fly over city building this year. 
2:18pm
Milwaukee Ald. Stamper. Council approves "I can't breathe" resolution. 

8:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Milwaukee County's gender pay gap narrows, but overall wages are low. 
3:50am
WISN. Milwaukee sees 70% homicide increase so far in 2020. 
3:41am
WBAY. Hotel room tax revenue drops by 34 percent in the Fox Cities due to COVID-19. 
3:20am
Fox 6. "I can't breathe" history drove Milwaukee reforms, now Common Council wants more. 

Congress

2:54pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Joins effort to create Glioblastoma Awareness Day. 
1:42pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues unveil bipartisan bill to expand national service dramatically in next COVID-19 relief package. 
12:36pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Cassidy. Push to protect seniors from scams in next COVID-19 relief package. 

10:17am
The Hill. Congress set for fight over expiring unemployment relief. 
10:16am
Politico. Members of Congress took small-business loans - and the full extent is unknown. 

Politics

2:19pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Endorses Kristina Shelton for Assembly. 
1:03pm
Supreme Moore Omokunde for 17th Assembly. Announces endorsement from Milwaukee Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic. 
1:02pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Endorses first wave of candidates. 
10:01am
Stafsholt for 10th Senate. Adam Jarchow endorses. 
9:04am
Plotkin for 8th Senate. Announces endorsement of campaign for State Senate by State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski. 
4:40am
Feyen for 18th Senate. Earns endorsement of three Sheriffs. 
4:14am
Vangalis for 48th Assembly. Openly LGBTQ+ candidate for 48th Assembly District reacts to U.S. Supreme Court decision toward gay, transgendered workers rights. 

8:38am
The Hill. Democrats seize on protests, pandemic in push to flip state houses. 
3:50am
CBS 58. 'Safety is our priority:' Delegates deliberate between in-person, virtual DNC. 
3:27am
U.S. News & World Report. Assembly candidate accuses rival of spying on his house. 
3:19am
The Hill. Lawmakers warn of 'electoral Chernobyl' in November following Georgia election chaos. 

Monday June 15, 2020

Governor

3:39pm
Gov. Evers. Rejects scope statement implementing Trump administration Title IX changes. 

Budget

4:31am
Cap Times. As MMSD plans for more budget cuts, Evers hopeful no budget repair bill necessary. 

Legislative

4:22pm
Sen. Feyen. Receives WEDA Champion of Economic Development Award. 
1:18pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Releases legal memo on recording consent, calls on Evers to answer important questions. 
10:42am
LRB. The first virtual meeting of the Wisconsin State Legislature. 

2:55pm
WISC. Attorney: Evers' staff member may have committed a felony. 
4:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Budget committee to take up Department of Justice settlements next week. 
4:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin state Rep. Ron Tusler criticized for sharing racist meme on Facebook. 
3:23am
WJFW. Rep. Swearingen responds to DNR. 

State Agencies

3:59pm
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Governor's Task Force on Climate Change calls for public input. 
3:41pm
DOR. One month remains until extended tax deadline. 
1:18pm
DHS. Awards $1.2 million to local programs to support innovation in addressing the social and emotional needs of children. 
10:43am
DFI. Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. 

3:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Foxconn blames coronavirus for delay in audit; WEDC continuing talks to amend contract. 
3:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. (Audio) Attorney General Josh Kaul discusses protests. 

Economy/Business

2:07pm
WEDC. Applications open until June 23 for $75 million We're All In Small Business Grants. 
10:40am
U.S. Gain. Builds new fueling station for Testa Produce. 

8:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Workers cautiously return to jobs during COVID-19 pandemic. 
4:28am
Portage Daily Register. Portage tourism anticipates 50% hit after COVID-19 closures, delays canoe attractions. 
4:23am
The Hill. Kudlow calls $600 unemployment checks a 'disincentive,' expects them to stop in July. 
3:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. Pandemic puts whack on business plans for new companies. 
3:41am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dane County moves to Phase 2 of COVID-19 order Monday, further expanding businesses. 
3:25am
USA Today. The sinking of Evinrude, a legendary Wisconsin brand in outboard motors, shocked even dealerships. 

Coronavirus

2:06pm
DMA. 15 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 

2:54pm
AP. U.S. revokes emergency use of drugs touted by Trump vs. virus. 
8:42am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Sign-up begins today for state farm direct payments. 
8:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Predicted surge comes true: Eviction filings jump over 40% in Milwaukee County and state. 
4:08am
Fox 11. State sees a decrease in amount of COVID-19 test results gathered on Sunday. 
3:45am
Politico. Missing data veils coronavirus damage to minority communities. 
3:35am
Fox 6. COVID-19 hot spots remain, health officials remind residents that 'individuals still at risk.'

Environment/Outdoors

2:48pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Report: Wisconsin utilities on track for 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2026. 

Statewide

8:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Several Wisconsin communities reviewing police use of force policies. 
4:11am
WTMJ. 'Why aren't we their equals?': Protesters march for community oversight of the Milwaukee Police Department. 
4:06am
WQOW. Tensions rise at Menomonie protest against racism over upside-down American flag. 
3:57am
Cap Times. Wisconsin DOJ started collecting police use-of-force data in 2020. 
3:55am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse area police training prohibits chokeholds, requires de-escalation in accordance with #8CantWait policies. 
3:33am
Fox 6. Legal groups call to drop citations issued to peaceful protesters, curfew violators in Milwaukee. 
3:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Health care providers, advocates in Madison call for end to 'public health crisis of racism.'

Courts

4:03pm
Rep. Hebl. Statement on the U.S. SCOTUS Title VII decision protecting rights of LGBTQ Americans. 
2:37pm
Sen. Wirch. Statement on Supreme Court affirmation of LGBTQ workplace protections. 
11:43am
Rep. Spreitzer. Applauds landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBTQ employees. 
4:43am
AG Kaul. Statement on favorable unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court decision in Quick Charge v. Kaul. 

9:31am
AP. Justices rule LGBT people protected from job discrimination. 
9:21am
Reuters. U.S. Supreme Court endorses gay, transgender worker protections. 
3:32am
Fox 6. Wisconsin court system delivering 600,000 face masks to circuit courts statewide. 

Education

2:49pm
Marquette University. Physical therapy professor receives fourth Fulbright Award to teach in Ireland. 
1:15pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Supports Milwaukee Public School District ending contract with Milwaukee Police Department. 
1:13pm
UW-Eau Claire. Chippewa Valley Juneteenth celebration to take place online June 19. 
10:41am
UW-Platteville. Celebrates national Pride Month. 
10:40am
UW-Platteville. Faculty fellowships funded by state-sponsored Dairy Innovation Hub. 
10:38am
UW-Stout. Great Northern Corporation to invest in a leading-edge initiative to advance innovation. 
4:44am
AAUP Wisconsin Conference, AAUP UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee Chapters. Statement on the withdrawal of Jim Johnsen. 
4:37am
UW System. Announces students will return to campus this fall. 

2:47pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. UW-Green Bay will reopen campuses to employees on July 1, welcome students back for fall semester. 
4:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System releases guidelines for reopening campuses during pandemic. 
3:40am
Appleton Post Crescent. UW System's 13 schools will be open this fall, but how they operate will vary from campus to campus. 
3:23am
WUWM. UW campuses will reopen in fall, but plans will vary by school. 
3:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Virtual schools see bump in interest as COVID-19 pandemic makes for uncertain fall. 

Local

12:22pm
Milwaukee Ald. Perez. It's time to reform and reinvest. 
9:19am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Juneteenth becomes a holiday for county employees. 

4:02pm
Milwaukee Council President Johnson. Seeks 10% MPD budget reduction in 2021 to be reallocated for vital community needs. 
2:53pm
WTMJ. Alderman calls for 10 percent decrease of Milwaukee police budget. 

Congress

4:01pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. In new letter to Secretary Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Caranza, Baldwin, Senate Democrats call for urgently-needed improvements to streamline and simplify current, onerous process for smaller businesses applying for PPP loan forgiveness. 
3:49pm
Rep. Neylon. Issues statement on passing of Cheryl Sensenbrenner. 
2:51pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Statement on passing of Cheryl Sensenbrenner. 
2:35pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Statement on passing of Cheryl Sensenbrenner. 

8:37am
Politico. Ron Johnson's investigations thrust freewheeling GOP senator into election-year spotlight. 
3:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin police union supports chokehold ban, 'bad cop' registry. 

Politics

1:14pm
McGuire for 64th Assembly. Announces re-election campaign. 
4:36am
Baldeh for 48th Assembly. Accuses opponent of harassment.
4:35am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Statement. 

8:39am
Politico. 'We're thinking landslide': Beyond D.C., GOP officials see Trump on glide path to reelection. 
3:48am
Appleton Post Crescent. Rep. Ron Tusler called out by challenger Emily Voight for 'indiscriminate, covert racism' in shared Facebook post. 
3:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Joe Biden to Wisconsin Democrats: 'Deep open wound' of racism won't heal with Donald Trump as president. 
3:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Biden to Wisconsin Democrats: It's time to face systemic racism. 
3:42am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Democrat unite behind Joe Biden during virtual convention. Fox 6. 
3:39am
WTMJ. Baldwin says she would say yes to being VP candidate if Biden asked. 
3:37am
U.S. News & World Report. Protests in Trump country test his hold in rural white areas. 
3:36am
USA Today. Faced with coronavirus, Republican and Democratic leaders overhaul convention plans. 
3:28am
The Guardian. 'We're going to have a catastrophe': U.S. faces November election fiasco. 

Friday June 12, 2020

Governor

3:35pm
First Lady Evers. Frist Lady announces launch of the Wisconsin 19th Amendment Celebration Committee's "Women Who Inspire" website feature. 

3:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers brushes off bipartisan calls to fire staffer responsible for secret recording. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Legislative

4:15pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on Stephanie Rapkin charges. 
3:05pm
Sen. Darling. Statement on lack of ugency from governor on back-to-school guidance. 
1:25pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Statement on DNR invalidation of hunter safety courses. 
11:58am
Rep. Swearingen. Responds to the DNR's decision to suspend hunter safety courses for the remainder of 2020. 
11:56am
Rep. Pronschinske. Column: June is Dairy Month. 
10:30am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Short deadlines for farm and small business grants. 
10:20am
WEDA. Sen. Dan Feyen receives Champion of Economic Development Award. 

4:14am
Racine Journal Times. Vos under fire for comments about coronavirus and 'culture' of immigrant population. 
3:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Vos takes heat for linking 'immigrant culture' to COVID-19 outbreak. 

State Agencies

4:16pm
DWD. Announces updated UI fraud numbers, new fraud reporting tools. 
3:07pm
DOC. Klint Trevino announced as superintendent for Linclon Hills and Copper Lake Schools. 
1:31pm
DNR. Explore Wisconsin's hidden gems. 
1:27pm
Hunter Nation. Calls on Wisconsin DNR to re-open hunter safety courses.  Letter to DNR Sec. Cole.
10:47am
DATCP. Virtual Alice in Dairyland finals set for June 19-20.
10:29am
DOJ. Lyndon Station couple charged with receiving meth through mail. 
4:20am
ETF. Preliminary WRS investment performance. 

3:41am
Cap Times. Wisconsin health officials decline to share details on top staff departures. 

Economy/Business

10:22am
Wisconsin Safety Council. Bassett Mechanical's Kim Basset inducted into Wisconsin Safety Hall of Fame. 

11:19am
Reuters. U.S. manufacturers struggle to keep workers in face of weak demand. 
4:08am
Reuters. U.S. insurers use lofty estimates to beat back coronavirus claims. 
3:56am
WISC. Dane County businesses anticipate phase two of Forward Dane. 
3:39am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Businesses work to gain customer confidence as they reopen. 
3:36am
WISC. 'It pretty much destroyed our markets': Panel talks trade, coronavirus problems for Wisconsin's ag industry. 
3:34am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Gender pay gap narrowing in Milwaukee, Waukesha counties. 
3:31am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Leaders at city, state, national level form teams to address Verso shutdown in Wisconsin Rapids. 

Coronavirus

1:53pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. With Phase 1 metrics met, Dane County moves to Phase 2 on June 15, 2020. 
11:59am
DMA. 12 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard tops 125,000 specimens collected for COVID-19 testing. 

1:39pm
Appleton Post Crescent. 'We're not kidding around': Wisconsin tribal businesses require face masks amid COVID-19. 
12:06pm
Politico. Black community braces for next threat: Mass evictions. 
10:25am
AP. Public health workers fighting virus face growing threats. 
3:56am
WFRV. Oneida Nation extends health emergency and issues new guidelines to keep residents safe. 
3:55am
CBS 58. Area coronavirus testing sites see decrease in people getting tested, leaving doctors concerned. 
3:54am
WJFW. All Honor Flights for 2020 cancelled. 
3:46am
WSAW. Marathon County COVID-19 proposed ordinance sent back to health committee. 
3:44am
Fox 6. Suburban Milwaukee Co. cities to move into next phase of reopening Friday. 
3:40am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Milwaukee County gets $10 million for eviction prevention as landlord groups urge leniency. 
3:39am
Kenosha News. Thousands could lose service as PSC lifts COVID-19 utility shutoff moratorium. 
3:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State to provide aid to hospitals hurt by lost revenue, added expenses during pandemic. 

Environment/Outdoors

10:17am
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Great Lakes water levels still setting records. 

Statewide

1:24pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ends production of "Old Time Radio Drama."
11:57am
Charter Communications. Invests $10 million with National Urban League and National Action Network to assist black-owned small businesses in underserved communities. 
10:32am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Joins WPHA in declaring racism a public health crisis. 

1:41pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Madison's State Street in limbo as city tries to heal. 
3:45am
WSAW. Mayor, protester and passenger speak about protest incident. 
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee Police Commissioner rips department's use of tear gas on protests. 

Courts

5:20pm
DOR Sec. Barca. Statement on Supreme Court's quick charge machines. 
3:09pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin court system delivering 600,000 face masks to circuit courts statewide. 
10:54am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Quick Charge Kiosk LLC v. Josh Kaul. 
10:53am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Stanley Whitmore Davis. 

12:07pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin judges call for more diversity in legal profession.
3:35am
WSAW. Thousands of DACA recipients in Wisconsin await imminent Supreme Court decision. 

Education

4:13pm
Rep. Hebl. Statement on Jim Johnsen's withdrawal from consideration as next uw System President. 
4:12pm
UW-La Crosse. Seeks donations for campus food pantry. 
1:31pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on UW System President canddiate decision. 
1:29pm
AFT-Wisconsin. Responds to Jim Johnsen's withdrawal of his candidacy for UW System President. 
12:09pm
UW-Madison. Sesame Workshop materials help families affected by incerceration. 
12:00pm
Rep. Shankland. Withdrawal of finalist for UW System President offers second chance for UWS to do right by stakeholders. 
10:31am
UW System. Statement on the withdrawal of Dr. Jim Johnsen as UW System Presidential candidate. 
10:18am
UW-Eau Claire. Longtime leader to retire in July after 20 years of service. 
4:19am
UW-Eau Claire. June 11 Chancellor Briefing: Chancellor shares detailed plans for reopening in fall 2020. 

10:27am
Fox 11. Johnsen withdraws as UW System presidential candidate. 
4:16am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. UW-EC to require face masks, daily temperature checks in fall. 
4:16am
Stevens Point Journal. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will offer in-person classes this fall. 
3:43am
U.S. News & World Report. UW panel to consider recommending Johnsen as new president. 
3:28am
WEAU. UW-Stout faculty speak out against proposed changes to UW System schools. 

Local

4:14pm
Racine Police Chief Howell. School safety and security model. 
1:46pm
Racine Mayor Mason. City to waive fees and allow sidewalk cafes citywide. 
10:19am
Madison Parks Foundation. Donates $40,000 for Goodman Pool Admission Scholarships.

3:29am
Fox 6. MPD requests budget increase, questions over distribution of city funds persist: 'A complicated issue.'

Congress

10:21am
A Better Wisconsin Together. Wisconsin Republicans oppose extension of extra federal help for workers. 
4:20am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Applauds USDA grant for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. 

11:18am
The Hill. Republicans start bracing for shutdown fight in run-up to election. 
3:30am
The Hill. Democrats demand Republican leaders examine election challenges after Georgia voting chaos. 

Politics

3:57am
WBAY. Green Bay election committee looks at adding ballot dropboxes across city. 
3:43am
AP. 'It's broken': Fears grow about patchwork U.S. election system. 

Thursday June 11, 2020

Governor

9:05am
Gov. Evers. Appoints State Representative Chris Taylor to Dane County Circuit Court. 

10:57am
NBC 15. Rep. Taylor appointed to Karofsky's Dane Co. Court seat. 
3:48am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republicans blast Tony Evers for secret recording of meeting. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
3:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. (Audio) Gov. Evers on coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd protests. 

Budget

4:00pm
Rep. Kitchens. To prioritize reinvigorating economy. 
4:12am
Sen. Darling. Statement on May revenue estimates.

3:58am
Politico. 'The last thing we need right now': States, cities hemorrhage jobs. 
3:43am
The Center Square. Wisconsin fiscal snapshot shows $66 million lost in May under Safer at Home. 

Legislative

3:58pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Comment on Assembly Speaker Robin Vos scapegoating immigrants amid COVID-19 pandemic. 
2:50pm
Voces de la Frontera. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos should resign leadership. 
10:12am
Sen. Carpenter. Weekly Democratic Radio Address: "Celebrate Pride Month."

9:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In secret recording, Vos says immigrant 'culture' was to blame for COVID-19 outbreak in Racine County. 

State Agencies

3:27pm
DMA. Wisconsin's adjutant general reconnects with hometown while visiting Guard COVID-19 test site. 
3:26pm
DWD. Announces new administrator for the Division of Employment and Training: Michele Carter. 
3:26pm
WHEDA. Offers webinars for first-time homebuyers. 
2:05pm
DOR. Extends call center hours as July 15 tax filing deadline nears. 
12:03pm
DMA. WEM's double duty: A story of staff, structure and resilience. 
12:02pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Super 2nd Chance drawing returns. 
10:13am
Wisconsin Lottery. $22 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Menomonie. 
4:44am
DMA. West Bend-based aviation unit deploying to Middle East this summer.

9:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Elections Commission delays final vote on mailing absentee ballot applications. 
3:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin leads 22-state coalition supporting federal standards for PFAS in drinking water. 

Economy/Business

3:29pm
Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association. Economic and environmental impact of Verso announcement over a thousand small businesses put at risk as well as health of Wisconsin's forests. 
11:05am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. MGIC is newest Gold Member. 

2:14pm
Reuters. U.S. stocks plunge on dire economic forecasts and pandemic resurgence. 
2:10pm
CNBC.Total U.S. debt surges to $55.9 trillion amid big increases in corporate and government borrowing. 
10:56am
CNBC. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says 'we can't shut down the economy again.'
9:33am
Reuters. U.S. weekly jobless claims fall, but millions still unemployed. 
4:46am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Verso notifies state jobs agency it will lay off 902 employees July 31 at Wisconsin Rapids mill. 
4:45am
CBS 58. CBS 58 Investigates: DWD estimates months before unemployment backlog cleared. 
3:39am
WTMJ. Unemployed asking for streamlined adjudication process. 
3:38am
WKOW. For those stuck in "pending," unemployment woes continue. 

Coronavirus

2:07pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Statement: COVID-19 hospital funding. 
2:02pm
PSC. State moratorium on utility disconnections during COVID-19 to end July 25. 
1:02pm
Gov. Evers. Announces $40 milllion in financial assistance to hospitals to help with COVID-19 losses. 
12:04pm
DMA. 11 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
12:01pm
DHS. Wisconsin awarded crisis counseling response grant. 

1:13pm
WQOW. Gov. Evers to give Wisconsin hospitals $40 million to offset COVID-19 losses. 
9:27am
Cap Times. Testing finds coronavirus cases largely absent from state veterans homes, so far. 
9:06am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Half of all Wisconsin fairs have canceled. 
4:36am
Racine Journal Times. Racine's understaffed health department pushed to limit; city positive rate at 14.3% of those tested. 
4:34am
Stevens Point Journal. Positive cases of COVID-19 in Portage County triple in past 6 days; additional testing clinic offered. 
4:05am
WCLO. Rock County moves into Phase Two of reopening plan, with changes. 
4:00am
WSAW. Firm that won Wis. Supreme Court case finds legal issues in Marathon Co. COVID-19 ordinance draft. 
3:54am
WXOW. 285 new cases, 10 new deaths from COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Wednesday. 
3:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. With testing down, Milwaukee officials warn unreported COVID-19 cases could be rising. 

Environment/Outdoors

1:10pm
MLive. Great Lakes waters in May set record highs, highest water in 102 years possible by July. 

Statewide

1:02pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. On rascism, voter suppression, and democracy. 

4:07am
WISC. Group behind local protests explains what they mean by 'defund the police.'

Courts

9:15am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Michael Meisner. 
9:12am
UW-Stout. Plastics engineering ranked as one of top U.S. public colleges programs. 

Education

3:56pm
UW-Stevens Point. Will offer in-person classes in fall. 
2:46pm
Marquette University. Biological Sciences administrative assistant honored with Excellence in University Service Award. 
2:16pm
UW-Madison. Controlling invasive milfoil with lake-wide herbicide could do more harm than good to native plants. 
2:06pm
UW-River Falls. Students from 17 states participate in online agricultural invitational. 
2:04pm
UW-River Falls. Team wins Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament with water bottle that fights water crisis. 
12:59pm
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold fulfills dream of earning business degree from U.S. university. 
12:05pm
UW-Madison. Like counting fish in a barrel - EDNA shows promise in estimating sportfish populations. 
11:06am
DPI. Awards $4.1 million to Wisconsin charter schools. 
9:39am
No Better Friend Corp. Launches The Right Idea Podcast with host Kevin Nicholson. 

1:12pm
WFRV. UW-Oshkosh preparing to welcome students back. 
9:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Judge rules Merrill district can't close 116-year-old rural school. 
9:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin private colleges, universities estimate $245 million in COVID-19 losses. 
4:03am
WXOW. La Crosse institutions announce in person classes for the fall. 

Local

2:52pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Weishan. Proposes parks funding plan. 
2:47pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. And legal professionals ask Milwaukee City Attorney to dismiss protest-related municipal citations. 
12:58pm
Milwaukee County. Announces $10 million housing initiative. 
10:02am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Milwaukee's gender pay gap narrows but persists. 
4:43am
Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. Legislation would require MPD to detail inventory, planned purchases of military-grade equipment. 

4:37am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Brown County coronavirus: County projects, services still facing a hit from COVID-19. 
4:33am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. County COVID-19 task force considers furloughs. 
4:32am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse Public Library lays off 15, furloughs 8 amid citywide budget cuts. 
4:03am
WTMJ. Racine first in area to enact new police department reforms following protests. 
3:59am
Fox 6. MPD bids to purchase tear gas, equipment ahead of DNC pulled over concerns it's been misused. 

Congress

3:55pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Serves as Ranking Member. 
2:48pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins Klobuchar, Smith and Senate colleagues to reiterate call for investigation into racially discriminatory and violent policing at Minneapolis Police Department. 

4:15am
The Hill. Annual deficit hits $1.9 trillion in just eight months. 
3:56am
WSAW. Sen. Baldwin pushes to help farmers get PPP coverage. 
3:53am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Gallagher: Calls to defund police 'not a serious position,' seeks bipartisan police reforms, de-escalation. 
3:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Jim Sensenbrenner sides with Democrats on proposal for 'bad cop' national registry. 

Politics

12:02pm
Supreme Moore Omokunde for 17th Assembly. Announces endorsement from former State Rep. Jon Richards. 
12:01pm
RPW. ICYMI: Gov. Tony Evers administration hits a new low, secretly records Republican lawmakers. 
10:02am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Building Trades Council of South Central WI. 

12:00pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Democrats gathering online in bid to defeat Trump. 
9:31am
Politico. Coronavirus chaos in Georgia, Wisconsin a 'warning sign' for Democrats.
4:18am
USA Today. U.S. voter registration plummets during coronavirus pandemic, challenging both parties. 
4:05am
WISN. DNC chair: Still unknown how many delegates will show up to convention in Milwaukee. 
3:59am
AP. Young people turned out to protest. Now, will they vote. 
3:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Perez: Democrats will 'descend' on Milwaukee for convention. 
3:52am
Cap Times. Subeck to face Democratic challenger. 
3:51am
ABC News. 'This is not just a Georgia problem': Primary election troubles foreshadow challenges for November. 
3:50am
Racine Journal Times. Mailing of absentee ballot applications to 2.7 million closer to finalization. 

Wednesday June 10, 2020

Governor

4:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's Legislative Black Caucus urges Gov. Tony Evers to call Juneteenth special session on overhauling police policies. 
3:43am
CBS 58. Evers on state, national and global protests: 'Never witnessed anything like this.'
3:42am
Racine Journal Times. Evers urges local leaders to bolster community services as protests continue. 

Budget

3:14pm
Rep. Nygren. Time for Evers to "get to work" on declining state revenues. 
11:50am
LFB. May, 2020, General Fund Tax Collections. 

Legislative

4:16pm
Reps. Vining, Myers; Sen. Taylor. Legislators decry racially insensitive actions at Wauwatosa Anytime Fitness. 
3:59pm
Reps. Stuck, Gruszynski. Statement on closure of Verso paper mill. 
3:54pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Responds to Evers' secret Nixonesque recording. 
3:44pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on governor's secret recording of meeting. 
11:12am
Sen. Hansen. (Updated) Unveils changes to website to provide more information about COVID-19 information, services and resources. 
11:05am
Sen. Smith. Column: June: What we can learn from Dairy Month. 
11:04am
Sen. Cowles. Encourages applicants for farm and small business assistance programs. 
9:02am
Rep. Hebl. Civil unrest shows that we need to take a look at law enforcement reform. 
4:30am
Rep. Krug, Sen. Testin. Form task force to address Verso situation. 

3:48am
Fox 6. 'What prevents crime is resources:' 2 Wisconsin state lawmakers support move to 'defund police.'
3:35am
WEAU. Wisconsin GOP express frustration with Wisconsin unemployment office. 

State Agencies

3:18pm
DNR. Preliminary 2020 spring turkey harvest registrations up from 2019. 
3:15pm
Wisconsin Water Alliance. Statement on Attorney General Josh Kaul's efforts to overregulate state's water. 
2:14pm
State Treasurer Godlewski. Leads Homeowners Task Froce in tackling potential foreclosure crisis caused by COVID-19. 
1:16pm
DCF. Launches new brand. 
1:14pm
DMA. Double duty: Guard members complete degree while mobilized for COVID-19 response. 
1:00pm
DNR. And Dane County Sheriff's Office renew weekend public hours at shooting range, $10 user fee. 
12:57pm
DFI. Wisconsin's credit unions report strong first quarter performance. 
12:56pm
OCI. Notice to Insurers, June 10, 2020, summary of federal regulations relaxing timeframes and OCI request for Non-ERISA group plans. 
11:57am
AG Kaul. Joins coalition of 50 states in filing 3rd complaint in ongoing antitrust price-fixing investigation into generic drug industry. 
11:18am
DOR. Collections, May FY2020. 
11:14am
AG Kaul. Leads 23-state coalition urging EPA to protect drinking water from toxic "forever" chemicals. 

12:06pm
Reuters. U.S. attorney general group sues 26 dermatology drug makers. 

Economy/Business

12:00pm
Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport. Back to business: Summer travel begins. 
11:05am
Alliant Energy. Gets national recognition for customer affordabililty work. 
9:22am
GalaxE Solutions, Northwestern Mutual. Global IT innovator partners with Northwestern Mutual to bring new tech jobs and training to Milwaukee. 
9:03am
Wisconsin Safety Council. Announces 13 Corporate Safety Award winners. 

4:17am
The Hill. Job gains show signs of widening racial divide.
4:03am
NBC 26. New grant program targets 30,000 Wisconsin small businesses. 
3:51am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Telsmith plant in Mequon to close starting Aug. 14. 
3:36am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Uncertainty and optimism in Manpower's latest employment outlook survey. 
3:30am
Politico. Social distancing will suppress recovery despite emergency aid, CBO chief says. 

Coronavirus

12:04pm
WMC. Expresses opposition to Marathon County COVID-19 ordinance. 

1:10pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin landlord group calls for delaying evictions as renters struggle from COVID-19. 
10:19am
Reuters. Special Report: Pandemic exposes systemic staffing problems at U.S. nursing homes. 
10:18am
WISN. Milwaukee County announces mandatory mask policy for county facilities. 
4:08am
WJFW. Attendee from Stevens Point BLM protest tests positive for COVID-19. 
4:07am
WAOW. Wausau City Council votes against opening pools. 
4:05am
WISN. Milwaukee officials concerned about drop in coronavirus testing. 
3:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 positive test rate hits lowest point since outbreak began. 
3:40am
Kenosha News. Panels urge use of masks by businesses, but don't require it. 
3:31am
WSAW. Marathon Co. COVID-19 ordinance drafted to not be like state's Safer at Home order. 

Statewide

10:11am
Rep. Bowen. Statement on weekend spitting incident in Shorewood. 
4:32am
Racine PD Chief Howell. Open letter to the community. 

4:22am
Stevens Point Journal. Attorney general asked to put words into actions, march in protests. 
3:41am
WAOW. Wisconsin National Guard completes mission surrounding Floyd demonstrations. 
3:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Day 12 of Wisconsin's Black Lives Matter protests marked by severe weather. 
3:31am
Fox 6. Despite weather, demonstrations following death of George Floyd march on Wauwatosa. 

Courts

1:09pm
U.S. News & World Report. Judge denies GOP attempt to stop Wisconsin election lawsuit. 
10:19am
The Hill. COVID-19 lawsuits start piling up for businesses. 
3:46am
Fox 6. 'Concerns me greatly:' Due to conflicting laws, drunk drivers being released from prison early. 

Education

1:56pm
Marquette University. Physical therapy professors receive prestigious state awards. 
11:54am
Midwest Renewable Energy Association. And Straubel Foundation award eight scholarships. 
9:23am
UW-Stout. Apreciative graduate supports other adult learners. 
9:19am
Viterbo University, UW-La Crosse, Western Technical College. Fall 2020 - Return to campus. 

4:05am
NBC 15. Madison's school board president now supports removal of SRO's from schools. 
3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lone candidate for UW System president addresses program cuts at current institution. 
3:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. As 1 finalist interviews to be UW System president, nearly 2,000 people call for new search. 
3:33am
U.S. News & World Report. UW finalist pledges to promote diversity, listen to faculty. 

Local

4:18pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Denounces Milwaukee Police Chief for aggressive action toward protesters, demands complaince with court-ordered reforms. 
3:46pm
Racine Mayor Mason. Announce immediate actions on police reform. 
11:13am
Milwaukee County Supervisors Black Caucus. Developing proposals to achieve racial equity. 
10:10am
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. New appointments to Community Collaborative Commission. 

4:06am
WTMJ. Kenosha County Supervisor calls for reform within the Sheriff's Department. 
4:04am
WKOW. Dane County Board takes action to stop racism. 
4:02am
Fox 11. City of Oshkosh will create 'diversity, equity & inclusion' committee. 
4:01am
WEAU. Petition urges ECPD to equip officers with body cameras. 

Congress

3:19pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Bill to enforce U.S. sanctions on Iran endorsed by the Republican Study Committee as part of comprehensive national security strategy. 
1:58pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Following request, Department of Labor Inspector General to conduct audit of OSHA's actions during COVID-19 pandemic. 
12:58pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Continues push for delist gray wolf amendment. 
10:21am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Urges State Department to immediately address backlog in passport applications. 

5:08am
The Hill. Republicans preapre to punt on next COVID-19 relief bill. 
4:03am
WISC. Pocan calls Trump tweet about 75-year-old hospitalized protester 'disgusting.'
3:44am
Racine Journal Times. Sen. Johnson questions USPS's request for COVID-19 bailout since revenue is up. 
3:42am
CBS 58. Sen. Baldwin supports police reform bill, does not endorse 'defund police.'

Politics

9:24am
Stafsholt for 10th Senate. Rebecca Kleefisch endorses. 

4:33am
Fox 11. Trump campaign announces online 'Wisconsin for Trump! Spotlight: Green Bay' event. 
4:26am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse GOP 'fake' senior letter was sent by executive committee member, emails show. 
4:00am
WKBT. Emails: La Crosse Co. GOP admits controversial letter came from within. 
3:33am
Fox 11. Trump's campaign annunces online 'Wisconsin for Trump! Spotlight: Green Bay' event. 

Tuesday June 9, 2020

Governor

3:27pm
Gov. Evers. And local leaders announce conclusion of Wisconsin National Guard mission. 

3:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers: Policymakers should find ways to respond to protests. 
3:23am
WJFW. Gov. Evers announces appointments to Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity. 
3:21am
WKBT. Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes call for action on police reform legislation. 

Legislative

11:44am
Rep. Nygren. Time for Evers to "get to work" on the unemployment claims backlog. 
10:14am
LRB. Discipline in the Wisconsin Legislature. 

2:41pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin lawmaker voted for an amendment and a month later asked a GOP leader what it contained. 
4:13am
Racine Journal Times. Wirch calls for state funding for law enforcement body cameras. 
3:22am
The Center Square. Wisconsin Republicans demand more protection for State Capitol. 

State Agencies

4:26pm
OCI Commissioner Afable. Outlines steps to prepare for and cope with Tropical Storm Cristobal. 
4:25pm
DOJ. Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual assault of a child after backlogged kit tested. 
3:45pm
DATCP. Issues guidance following federal cancellation of dicamba herbicides. 
3:17pm
DNR. Remnants of tropical storm Cristobal could bring heavy rain to Wisconsin. 
2:33pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Twice daily draws start June 14. 
2:28pm
DWD. Nearly 18,000 workers participating in Work-Share plans in Wisconsin. 
11:37am
DATCP. Trempealeau County deer farm tests positive for CWD. 
10:52am
DNR. Seeking comment for DNR Surface Water Grant Program. 
9:02am
DATCP. Second phase of gypsy moth aerial treatment begins late June in 15 counties. 

12:00pm
WEAU. Two positive tests for CWD at Trempealeau County deer farm. 
4:14am
Stevens Point Journal. Evers administration won't say why a top Wisconsin health official was asked to resign in the middle of a pandemic. 

Economy/Business

10:16am
Wisconsin Paper Council. Statement on Verso Corporation decision to idle paper mills in Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Duluth, MN. 
9:10am
Verso. Announces necessary actions to offset unprecendented market decline due to COVID-19. 
8:54am
Rep. Krug, Sen. Testin, Wisconsin Rapids Mayor Blaser. Wisconsin Rapids area leaders' statements on Verso closing. 

1:06pm
Racine Journal Times. Four downtown Racine area businesses closing up shop. 
12:23pm
AP. U.S. employers laid-off 7.7 million workers in April. 
11:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 1K workers to be laid off as Verso shuts down paper mills in Wisconsin Rapids, Duluth. 
9:11am
CNBC. The meat industry could face losses of $20 billion in 2020. 
8:53am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Verso to idle Wisconsin Rapids, Duluth mills indefinitely, starting end of July. 
8:51am
WSAW. Verso in Wisconsin Rapids to close by the end of July. 
4:05am
Bloomberg. As many as 25,000 U.S. stores may close in 2020, mostly in malls. 
3:34am
The Hill. U.S. entered recession in February as coronavirus derailed economy: NBER. 
3:25am
Fox 11. DWD: Unemployment applications decline for 10th week in a row. 

Coronavirus

3:18pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Issues universal face mask policy in county facilities. 
2:30pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. Senator Baldwin and Lt. Gov. Barnes join Wisconsinites for a COVID-19 conversation. 
1:05pm
Security Health. Seeing bare supermarket shelves? Healthy and affordable meal ideas. 
12:26pm
WHCA/WiCAL. NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar gives assist to long-term care provider community. 
11:38am
DMA. 9 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
10:53am
Rep. Shankland. Column: We will get through this pandemic together. 
9:22am
Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin. Urges deferral of evictions. 

11:58am
WKOW. Sauk Co. to remain in Phase 1 of reopening; Dane Co. to announce decision Friday. 
11:57am
WKOW. Grant County fair canceled due to concerns over COVID-19. 
10:51am
Reuters. Billions in COVID relief go to biggest hospital chains as smaller rivals await aid. 
4:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Routine legal work on pause during COVID-19 pandemic. 
3:55am
NBC 26. Country Thunder Wisconsin postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic. 
3:54am
NBC 26. Winnebago County reports jump in COVID-19 cases. 
3:53am
WBAY. Dozens in Marinette struggling financially amid the pandemic. 
3:26am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin reports no new coronavirus deaths, a first since mid-May, and 203 new cases on Monday. 

Environment/Outdoors

11:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Record water levels could continue on Great Lakes over next 6 months. 

Statewide

11:43am
Alzheimer's Association. Wisconsin residents raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's on the longest day. 
9:03am
WORT. Joins George Floyd remembrance by community radio stations nationwide. 

11:55am
Marshfield News Herald. Native American tribes suport George Floyd protests, provide security during riots. 
4:22am
Fox 6. '10 squad cars and a tank:' Senator, alderwoman question response to suspected drunk driving crash. 
3:56am
WAOW. Local law enforcement react to nationwide protests. 
3:55am
WISC. Eight Can't Wait: Local police departments revisit policies on use of force after nationwide call for reform. 
3:34am
Fox 6. 'Defund the police:' 65 people, groups call for $75M in cuts to MPD's $297M budget. 
3:28am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Black Lives Matter protests continue Monday after thousands march over weekend. 

Courts

11:59am
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans seek to stop Wisconsin election lawsuit. 

Education

3:44pm
Marquette University. Financial aid systems director honored with Excellence in University Service Award. 
11:41am
UW-River Falls. Virtual undergraduate research gala a first. 
10:07am
Wisconsin Conference of the American Association of University Professors. Questions for UW Regents and System President finalist. 
9:00am
UW-Stout. Full steam ahead: Summer STEAM Experience goes virtual. 

4:14am
Cap Times. John Doe open records lawsuit against MMSD settled with release of requested documents. 
3:52am
U.S. News & World Report. UW finalist faces gauntlet of interviews. 
3:36am
NBC 15. MTI challenges Madison Schools' survey asking employees about budget. 

Local

12:27pm
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. Tone deaf appointment: Steve Baas to board chair of VISIT Milwaukee. 
10:05am
Rotary Club of Milwaukee. Donates $20,000 to fight COVID-related food insecurity in Johnson's Park neighborhood.

Congress

2:44pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces bipartisan legislation to improve Paycheck Protection Program for agricultural producers. 
1:03pm
Growth Energy. U.S. farm & biofuel leaders demand answers on retroactive EPA exemptions. 

4:06am
The Hill. Democrats unveil sweeping legislation in response to protests of police brutality. 
3:32am
CBS 58. Baldwin: COVID-19 relief bill came up short. 
3:31am
Brownfield Ag News. Democrats critical of USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program. 

Politics

3:28pm
RPW. ICYMI: Gov. Tony Evers continues to throw government transparency to the wayside. 
12:24pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Police groups, unions spent $2.3M on lobbying and elections. 
11:00am
Roys for 26th Senate. Expresses grave concern over new UW System President hiring process & finalist. 
8:59am
Bradley for 28th Senate. Leah Vukmir endorses.

4:21am
Reedsburg Times-Press. Reedsburg resident Mark Waldon running for Wisconsin's 50th District Assembly spot. 
3:37am
WSAW. Sen. Patrick Testin announces reelection bid; faces off with former Stevens Point police officer. 
3:33am
WEAU. Charlene Warner to run for 93rd Assembly District. 
3:30am
CBS 58. Officials on November election and coronavirus: 'We have a lot more time to plan.'

Monday June 8, 2020

Governor

10:09am
Gov. Evers. Announces appointments to Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity. 

Legislative

10:15am
Sen. Taylor. Another commission: Here we go again. 

3:39am
CBS 58. Legislative Black Caucus: 'We cannot afford to not change systems.'
3:16am
Cap Times. MPD use-of-force policy largely aligns with bill Evers is pushing. 
3:15am
WBAY. Lawmakers creating bills regarding deadly force, officer-involved death investigations. 

State Agencies

4:50pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Lucky 7's pay off for Pick 3 lotto players. 
3:13pm
DNR. Lake Superior management virtual meeting June 23. 
3:12pm
DNR. Enbridge Energy proposed pipeline reroute virtual public hearing July 1. 
2:11pm
DATCP. Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin election results announced. 
11:15am
OCI. Administrative Actions May 2020. 
10:06am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Asks Wisconsin Elections Commission to ban ballot harvesting. 
4:33am
DMA. Wisconsin Army Guard Soldiers back in Wisconsin from Afghanistan deployment. 

12:07pm
Fox 11. Group pushes to ban ballot harvesting in Wisconsin. 
3:46am
WEAU. Wisconsin Army Guard Soldiers back in Wisconsin  from Afghanistan deployment. 

Economy/Business

3:15pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 
2:10pm
Security Health Plan. NCQA reaffirms Excellent Acceditation status. 
10:08am
Startup Guides. New book helps small businesses thrive during and after the coronavirus pandemic. 
4:41am
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Wisconsin businesses need liability protection.

11:16am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wisconsin nursing home staff face low wages, demanding work. How do you get them to stay? 
4:21am
New York Times. Farmers get billions in aid, and Democrats are wary. 
4:07am
WTMJ. Milwaukee bars busy as businesses once again welcome in-person patrons. 
3:30am
Reuters. Explainer: May's jobs report stunner: real deal or head fake? 
3:25am
USA Today. Coronavirus outbreaks climb at U.S. meatpacking plants despite protections, Trump order. 
3:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. Future of many State Street businesses in jeopardy. 

Coronavirus

3:04pm
DCF. First period child care counts payments set. 
2:13pm
Milwaukee Common Council. Phase Three reopening of Milwaukee is underway. 
1:05pm
DMA. 8 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
1:02pm
DHS. More Wisconsin residents can now qualify for food assistance. 

4:47am
WJFW. Eagle River Beerfest and National Championship Musky Open Tournament cancelled. 
3:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County's percentage of positive coronavirus tests stays high at 16% while statewide results continue downward trend. 
3:44am
Wausau Daily Herald. Wausau's Wisconsin Valley Fair canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak. 
3:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dane County won't reopen businesses further before June 12. 
3:28am
U.S. News & World Report. Officials: Positive trend seen in Wisconsin COVID-19 testing. 
3:21am
Racine Journal Times. Racine County Executive tests positive for COVID-19. 
3:13am
Fox 11. UWGB report reveals COVID-19's impact on Northeast Wisconsin non-profits. 

Statewide

4:51pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Demands immediate halt to use of force against protesters. 
4:06pm
American Legion Department of Wisconsin. Engage 22 awareness virtual run/walk. 
4:05pm
Grass Roots North Shore. Statement of support and solidarity. 
3:09pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Now is the time for change.
3:07pm
A Better Wisconsin Together. Nicole Safar to lead progressive communications and research hub as Executive Director. 
3:05pm
AG Kaul. We cannot delay taking action to fight systemic racism. 
2:14pm
WHEDA CEO Altoro. Supports hopes and dreams for equity, opportunity. 
1:03pm
Rep. Brostoff. Open letter inviting AG Kaul to Milwaukee protests. 
12:01pm
Milwaukee Common Council. Message to our Police Chief. 
10:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. At small-town protests, organizers see 'thrilling' signs of change. 
4:32am
Milwaukee Board of School Directors. Black Lives Matter. 
4:31am
Madison Teachers, Inc. Anti-racism statement.
4:30am
Milwaukee Common Council. Dialogue and listening critical to moving forward. 
4:29am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Join me in supporting President Obama's call to action on police reform. 

4:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'All lives don't matter until Black Lives Matter.' Protests expand across Wisconsin Saturday. 
4:09am
Stevens Point Journal. Protesters gather for Black Lives Matter rally in downtown Stevens Point; police investigate confrontation. 
4:05am
WKOW. Large turnout for downtown Black Lives Matter march. 
4:04am
NBC 26. 'We're not going to stop": Thousands of protesters continue march toward justice.
4:03am
WKBT. Milwaukee police chief: Violence against officers must stop. 
3:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'If it's not making you uncomfortable, it's not working': Wisconsin protests show no sign of slowing on ninth day. 
3:34am
Cap Times. 'The trauma is in us:' Hundreds march in Madison for solutions for black health inequities. 
3:30am
AP. Police show less force as peaceful protests push reform. 
3:28am
WSAW. Wausau protest over George Floyd's death draws hundreds calling for equality. 
3:27am
USA Today. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks march with Milwaukee protesters: 'We want change. We want justice.'
3:24am
Fox 11. 'This time it's different': Green Bay takes on second week of protests. 
3:22am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Door County protests demand justice for black Americans killed by police. 
3:21am
Racine Journal Times. Small town America joins in: Kansasville protesters call for nonviolent change. 
3:17am
WUWM. Families of men shot by Wauwatosa police officer rally and call for justice. 
3:14am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Milwaukee County sheriff says he hears protesters' message. 

Courts

3:42am
Appleton Post Crescent. Socially distanced juries, witnesses with face shields, judges and lawyers wearing masks? Welcome to the new courtroom realities. 

Education

4:03pm
Carthage College. To hold drive-thru diploma pickup for 2020 graduates. 
3:08pm
Madison Teachers Inc. Files Prohibited Practice Complaint: Madison Metropolitian School District survey violates union rights. 
2:09pm
UW-Madison. WSB announces new, innovative MBA program. 
1:06pm
UW System. Announces Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program participants. 

4:06am
NBC 15. MTI calls for removal of school resource officers when Madison high schools are "properly staffed."
3:33am
WEAU. Three UW System schools welcome students back to campus for fall semester. 
3:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System mental health counselors find new ways to support students during pandemic. 
3:25am
WISC. UW-Platteville shares furlough plan for upcoming school year. 
3:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin private schools weigh whether to accept federal pandemic relief money. 

Local

12:04pm
Kewaunee County. Extends temporary deferral of revolving loan fund payments. 
10:11am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Announces the Milwaukee County Zoo to partially reopen June 13. Outdoor grounds open with new safety measures. 

3:44am
The Center Square. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis has largest net population outflow among Wisconsin cities. 
3:32am
WEAU. U.S. Attorney Blader welcomes HIDTA designation for Eau Claire County. 

Congress

4:07pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. To Trump administration: We need answers now on oversight and distribution of hydroxychloroquine. 
2:12pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins Senators Booker and Harris, Congressional Black Caucus in introducing the Justice In Policing Act of 2020. 
1:04pm
Growth Energy. Thanks House leaders for defending U.S. biofuels. 

Politics

12:02pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Legislative candidate count highest since 2012. 
11:15am
Warner for 93rd Assembly. Announces bid.
10:36am
WSAW. Sen. Patrick Testin to seek re-election in District 24. 

3:38am
Appleton Post Crescent. Third time's a charm? Fox Crossing's Jay Schroeder makes another run for 55th Assembly District. 
3:29am
U.S. News & World Report. No 'silver lining': Trump faces voter backlash amid crises. 

Friday June 5, 2020

Governor

5:30pm
Gov. Evers. Appoints Kore Ashley as Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge. 
3:43pm
Gov. Evers. Appoints Jacob Frost as Dane County Circuit Court judge.
6:14am
Gov. Evers. Announces Rainbow Pride Flag to fly over State Capitol honoring Pride Month.

3:47am
Fox 11. Evers announces pride flag to fly over Wisconsin Capitol. 

Budget

5:32pm
Gov. Evers. Budget directives 2021-23 budget.  Major budget policies. 

Legislative

3:15pm
Rep. Ramthun. Wisconsinites respect common sense. 
2:04pm
Rep. Shankland. Statement in support of a special session on the UW System. 
10:00am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Dairy Innovation Hub update. 

3:52am
The Center Square. Republican lawmakers unsure about UW's $1 billion credit request. 

State Agencies

4:57pm
DOJ. New Richmond man sentenced to 22 years in prison for murder of his son. 
2:45pm
DATCP. Soybean producers: Dicamba use in Wisconsin after June 3, 2020. 
2:44pm
DATCP. Schwai's Meat & Sausage Market issues voluntary class I recall of three Italian sausage products. 
11:53am
DMA. 5 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard surpasses 100,000 specimens collected for COVID-19 testing. 
10:00am
DATCP. Promotes consumer awareness for World Food Safety Day. 

Economy/Business

3:56pm
DWD. Call Center: Increasing the efficiency to assist Wisconsinites. 
3:55pm
PDPW. Speakers released for Week Ten of The Dairy Signal. 
3:18pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. Statement on May jobs report. 
2:43pm
State Treasurer Godlewski. And Congresswoman Moore hear from small business owners on impact of COVID-19 pandemic. 
11:46am
ABC of Wisconsin. Investing in infrastructure is investing in America. 
9:06am
Dairy Business Association, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Dairy groups hire Dale Beaty to lead member relations. 

2:12pm
Miwaukee Biz Times. Milwaukee bars and restaurants have mixed feelings on reopening today. 
2:07pm
Reuters. Surprise U.S. unemployment rate drop leaves out blacks, Asians. 
1:55pm
The Hill. American business bankruptcies rose 48 percent in May. 
11:02am
Door County Pulse. Door County unemployment soars to 20 percent for April.
11:01am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Nonprofits face significant financial, programming challenges, UWM survey finds. 
9:56am
AP. U.S. unemployment drops unexpectedly to a still-high 13.3%.
4:07am
AP. Another huge blow to U.S. workers expected in May jobs report. 
4:05am
Fox 11. New unemployment claims decline, but economists project long, slow recovery from outbreak. 
3:58am
WBAY. Fox Valley businesses reopening efforts see mixed results. 
3:56am
WXPR. Sec. Barca: Deep recession now, fast bounce back possible. 
3:52am
WISC. Weekly unemployment claim number continue decline, DWD secretary says pandemic shows need for upgrades. 
3:50am
WBAY. People put pressure on lawmakers to fix failed DWD unemployment system. 

Coronavirus

12:22pm
DHS. Offers direct payments to long-term care service providers and facilities, emergency medical services, and clinics affected by COVID-19 pandemic. 
10:54am
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Visitation restrictions updated.
9:55am
Public Health Madison & Dane County, City of Madison, Dane County. Public health orders modified to avoid costly legal battle with Washington D.C. lawyers retained by Madison Catholic Diocese. 
9:07am
DATCP. Announces details for $50 million Wisconsin Farm Support Program. 

12:03pm
WISC. Country Fest 2020 canceled, festival postponed to June 2021. 
12:02pm
Fox 6. 'Implemented a number of changes:' Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will begin phased reopening June 8. 
11:09am
WKOW. Dane County changes church service health restrictions. 
11:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: Wisconsin isn't out of the woods with COVID-19. 
4:23am
Racine Journal Times. Racine County has highest per capita COVID-19 infection rate in state. 
4:08am
WSAW. 8 more COVID-19 cases in Portage County stem from graduation party. 
3:58am
WXOW. World Dairy Expo 2020 canceled. 
3:57am
Fox 6. Mayor: Milwaukee bars/restaurants can reopen at 25% capacity Friday. 
3:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin farmers could receive up to $3.5K through coronavirus aid program. 
3:44am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin's coronavirus case total nears 20,000, but percent positive continues to trend downward overall. 

Environment/Outdoors

11:03am
WFRV. Record high water levels in May on Lake Michigan-Huron system. 

Statewide

4:58pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement commemorating Breonna Taylor. 
3:18pm
Rep. Dittrich. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding violence and destruction of state Capitol. 
9:00am
Lutheran Office of Public Policy in Wisconsin. Another crisis that shines light on inequities, and the Governor's Task Force on Climate Change. 
4:29am
Wisconsin Medical Society. Racism is a public health crisis. 

12:27pm
Reuters. Protests against police violence sweep across small-town America. 
4:24am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Protesters have demanded police departments be 'defunded.' Tony Evers says that goes too far. 
4:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Brookfield Central students lead protest to show that 'racism is a huge issue.'
4:06am
NBC 26. Gov. Tony Evers speaks out on racial inequality during coronavirus update. 
4:06am
WFRV. "We are a place of privilege:" Sturgeon Bay protesters show up to spread awareness. 
4:04am
NBC 26. Sturgeon Bay protesters and police: "Enough is enough."
3:59am
WTMJ. Peaceful protesters worried message might get lost because of few bad actors. 
3:56am
WEAU. Hundreds in Eau Claire rally for change. 
3:49am
Wisconsin State Journal. Youth a driving force in sixth night of Capitol protests of George Floyd's death. 
3:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. George Floyd protesters block Beltline in Madison; Milwaukee protesters march to Wauwatosa. 
3:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee mayor questions use of force by police during protests. 
3:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers stands by deployment of National Guard during Wisconsin protests. 

Courts

9:58am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Mose B. Coffee. 

4:22am
Fond du Lac Reporter. U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear lawyers' challenge of State Bar of Wisconsin dues. 

Education

11:44am
UW-Platteville. Update coronavirus. 
10:55am
UW-River Falls. Zlesak named CAFES Outstanding Faculty Member. 
9:04am
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Educcation announces June programs. 
9:03am
UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout. Welcome students back to campus for fall semester. 
4:29am
UW System. Board of Regents leadership re-elected. 

4:21am
Daily Reporter. Nation's public schools need major repairs, report finds. 
4:19am
Beloit Daily News. Area school superintendents planning for fall learning scenarios. 
4:15am
Reuters. U.S. schools lay off hundreds of thousands, setting up lasting harm to kids. 
3:54am
Cap Times. As UW System prepares to implement Title IX changes, state DOJ seeks to block them. 
3:53am
Fox 6. UW System president search leader defends advancing single finalist. 

Local

1:58pm
Kewaunee County. Offices to reopen to the public. 
10:02am
AARP. Osceola Chamber's Picnic-to-Go wins Small Dollar, Big Impact grant. 

Congress

1:52pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. 'Spectacular News': Johnson comments on May jobs report. 
1:51pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And lawmakers call for greater federal resources to support nursing homes during COVID-19 crisis. 
4:27am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Blumenthal. And colleagues introduce legislation to limit unchecked presidential authority under the Insurrection Act. 

4:28am
The Hill. Democrats introduce bill to rein in Trump's power under Insurrection Act. 

Politics

1:00pm
DeTemple for 5th Congress. On ballot to replace retiring Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner. 
9:59am
DrydenWire. Clint Moses announces run for the Wisconsin 29th Assembly District. 
8:58am
Callahan for 35th Assembly. Lincoln County Register of Deeds Sarah Koss endorses. 
4:36am
Focus on Rural America. Brad Pfaff, Dan Smith, and Tom Vilsack discuss broken promises in rural Wisconsin with Co-Founder Patty Judge. 

11:02am
Wisconsin State Farmer. State Senate candidate Brad Pfaff calls for change in 'Rural America' panel. 

Thursday June 4, 2020

Governor

4:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Facing coronavirus losses, UW System wants special legislative session for line of credit, early fall semester. 
3:55am
WISN. Evers calls for reform of use of force policies, GOP calls for crackdown. 
3:32am
U.S. News & World Report. UW president requests special session to address funding. 

Budget

10:55am
Badger Institute. State budget realities make new prison construction unlikely. 

Legislative

3:28pm
Assembly Colleges & Universities Democrats. Respond to finalist recommendation for UW System President. 
1:52pm
Sen. Nass. UW-System's request for massive line-of-credit. 
12:54pm
Rep. Shankland. Letter to UW System President Cross regarding search and screen committee process. 
10:08am
Rep. Kulp. GOP Weekly Radio Address: June is Dairy Month. 

4:18am
AP. U.S. Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of force. 
3:33am
Beloit Daily News. Spreitzer works with Beloiter's to ease unemployment headaches. 

State Agencies

4:22pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Voyageur canoe trips cancelled for 2020. 
4:21pm
Wisconsin Dairy Alliance. Looks forward to fostering a partnership with DATCP Secretary-designee Romanski. 
2:10pm
AG Kaul. And Gov. Evers defend Title IX.
2:02pm
DNR. Wisconsin State Park campgrounds opening June 10. 
1:59pm
WMC. Attorney General Kaul unfairly hurts farmers & food processors as COVID-19 crisis continues. 
10:09am
WEDC. Wisconsin metros rise in global startup ecosystem ranking. 
9:14am
Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee. The "precautionary" suspension of administrative rules in Wisconsin prisons does not stop the spread of COVID-19 but is rather used to discipline prisoners and retaliate against them. 

2:39pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Firefighting foam manufacturer refuses regulators' demands to test more wells for PFAS. 
3:36am
WJFW. Election commission picks Jacobs as new chairwoman. 

Economy/Business

11:19am
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employment Update. 

2:32pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin exports in April hit lowest level since January 2010. 
8:06am
CNBC. Jobless claims, total unemployment level worse than expected. 
4:43am
WXPR. Some April jobless numbers in this area close to depression-era numbers. 
4:20am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Survey shows some recovery in manufacturing, but it's focused at larger firms. 

Coronavirus

3:29pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Waukesha County large gathering recommendation increases to 100 people. 
1:57pm
Racine Council President Tate. Statement in response to City of Racine having highest COVID-19 numbers per capita in the state. 
1:50pm
Wisconsin Dental Association. Dentists implement COVID-19 safety measures: What to expect at your next appointment. 
12:26pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County doubles Second Harvest Foodbank funding to $6 million during COVID-19 pandemic. 
11:13am
DMA. 4 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
9:10am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Alliant Energy Center COVID-19 test site extended through June 24. 

2:42pm
Wisconsin State Journal. 25 residents, 23 staff get COVID-19 at Belmont nursing home in Madison. 
2:31pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. 'We have to reimagine a new future': Wisconsin Native American tribes respond to COVID-19 challenges. 
12:19pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin prisons increase COVID-19 testing, quarantines. 
11:08am
CNBC. As coronavirus hospitalizations rise, U.S. still doesn't have the test and trace tools in place, former FDA chief says. 
9:30am
WTMJ. Summerfest canceled for the first time in history due to 'abundance of caution.'
9:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Racine emerges as one of nation's coronavirus hotpots. 
4:33am
NBC 26. New record for coronavirus testing in Wisconsin: More than 16,000 tests. 
4:24am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. For nearly half of county's COVID-19 cases, no clear source of transmission. 
3:45am
WSAW. Country USA, Rock USA festivals canceled. 
3:40am
Wisconsin State Journal. Five Dane County nursing homes among 68 in state with COVID-19 investigations. 

Statewide

12:56pm
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Democratic Weekly Radio Address on the killing of George Floyd. 
12:54pm
Rep. Stuck. Statement on George Floyd and continuing protests. 
11:12am
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Demands law enforcement reforms to address systemic injustice and promote healing. 
10:56am
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on protests. 
9:09am
Forward Analytics. Releases: Deconstructing Depopulation: Rural Characteristics & Population Change. 
9:06am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard troops continue mission to support public safety efforts. 

11:01am
Fox 11. 'Enough is enough': Packers organization speaks out on George Floyd death. 
4:28am
Wausau Daily Herald. Wisconsin Republicans wary, Democrats alarmed at Trump's suggestion of using military to quell civil unrest. 
4:26am
Stevens Point Journal. 'I'm not waiting for that to happen': Wisconsin governor says he doesn't believe Trump can calm nation. 
4:00am
WQOW. Hundreds join peaceful protest in Menomonie calling for justice for George Floyd. 
3:59am
WBAY. Vigil in Manitowoc remembers George Floyd and others who died in police custody. 
3:58am
WISC. 'We're not stopping': Young people lead demonstration at Capitol on fifth day of protests. 
3:57am
WKOW. Group of protesters gather in Dodgeville. 
3:56am
NBC 15. Several hundred protesters rally in Sun Prairie: "No longer going to be silenced."
3:54am
WXOW. "We can fix this," protesters raise awareness over racial inequalities, demand action. 
3:44am
Fox 6. 'Stand up against what's wrong:' Protesters march for 6th straight day in Milwaukee. 
3:43am
AP. Trump photo op, talk of military force amp up GOP challenge. 
3:41am
Fox 6. 'Need for recognition:' Lawmakers, protesters weigh in on duration of George Floyd protests. 
3:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'It's time for people to take a stand': Protests against killing of George Floyd continue across Wisconsin. 

Courts

10:55am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. And Archbishop Listecki aske Supreme Court to expand religious liberty protections. 

3:38am
WCLO. Rock County included in federal lawsuit over local COVID-19 orders. 
3:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Conservative group asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear next redistricting lawsuit. 

Education

3:33pm
DNR. Office associate honored with Excellence in University Service Award. 
11:36am
Carthage College. New study: Tyrannosaurus Rex size doesn't determine age. 
10:57am
WIPAC. UW-Madison scientists play instrumental role in proving viability of innovative gamma-ray telescope. 
9:12am
UW-Stout. Students to compete in Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament. 

9:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Latest UW restructuring plan faces pushback from faculty, administrators. 

Local

3:55pm
Milwaukee Common Council Members. Joint statement on video of officer restraining protester with knee. 
1:53pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. New committee will focus on racial equity. 
11:37am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Wisconsin wins tobacco & nicotine compliance checks see an increase in tobacco sale to minors. 

Congress

3:29pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues introduce $50 billion bill to address child care crisis. 
10:12am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Questions FDA on regulation and oversight of hydroxycholorquine. 
10:11am
NFIB. Senate passage of amended PPP legislation helps provide flexibility for loan forgiveness. 

12:21pm
The Hill. GOP votes to give chairman authority to subpoena Obama officials. 
9:14am
The Hill. GOP shifting on unemployment benefits as jobless numbers swell. 
9:11am
The Hill. GOP chairmen stake out turf in Obama-era probes. 
3:55am
CBS 58. Congresswoman Gwen Moore: 'We are seeing an opportunity.'
3:39am
CNBC. Senate passes bill to give businesses flexibility in spending coronavirus aid, sends it to Trump. 
3:34am
WKBT. Baldwin, Kind request more funding for local dairy farms. 

Politics

3:53pm
State Senate Democratic Committee. Senator Darling is part of the problem. 
12:52pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Legislative candidate count highest since 2012. 
12:17pm
Bradley for 28th Senate. 'Injustice does not warrant more injustice.'
12:16pm
Imes for 26th Senate. Begins campaign for state Senate with endorsement from former State Representative Terese Berceau.
10:12am
Kapanke for 32nd Senate. Statement on injustice to George Floyd and ensuing protests. 

2:30pm
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse senate candidate Dan Kapanke calls for justice for George Floyd, charges for looters. 
4:01am
WKBT. Local Republicans make their case for November elections. 
3:42am
U.S. News & World Report. Report highlights voting inequities in tribal communities. 
3:41am
WXOW. Kapanke commends Governor Evers' peaceful protest protections. 
3:37am
Racine Journal Times. Contested elections coming into focus for fall congressional, legislative and county races. 

Wednesday June 3, 2020

Governor

11:22am
UW System President Cross. Letter to Gov. Evers, Majority Leader Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos regarding flexibility and regulatory relief. 

12:36pm
Wisconsin State Journal. An early start for UW campuses this fall? System leader asks state for calendar flexibility. 
4:33am
Cap Times. Evers backs bill to overhaul police procedures. 

Legislative

4:51pm
Rep. Hebl. Statement on search for the next UW Systems President. 
11:04am
Rep. Plumer. Increased safety measures coming to Highway 23. 
11:02am
Sen. Smith. Column: Be the change we need. 
10:08am
Sen. Cowles. (Updated) Shawano Lake, following today's FERC decision, will be ready for safer recreation this summer.
9:17am
Rep. Taylor, Sen. Johnson. Response to Sen. Wanggaard's false statements about Assembly Bill 1012. 

State Agencies

4:52pm
DOT. Comment period open for new, special license plate. 
3:27pm
DHS. New data dashboards show Wisconsin alcohol use patterns and consequences. 
11:06am
WHEDA. Seeks projects for National Housig Trust Funds. 
9:13am
DATCP. Announces 2020 Dairy Producer Grant recipients. 

3:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State will weigh combined environmental impacts when permitting new high-capacity wells. 

Economy/Business

2:43pm
DNR. Spring fish stocking provides a boost to Wisconsin fisheries. 
2:36pm
Madison Region Economic Partnership. And regional partners launch third installment of statewide COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. 
1:51pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Majority of Wisconsin businesses reporting their 8-week period will end by the end of June. 
11:17am
Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association. Wisconsin business owner named to national hall of fame. 
4:43am
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 

12:31pm
Fox 11. DWD distributes more than $1.5 billion in benefits to Wisconsinites. 
10:15am
The Hill. Millions of Americans frustrated by delayed unemployment checks. 
4:14am
Politico. Fed's massive 'Main Street' business rescue in danger of fizzling. 
4:03am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Renaissance Manufacturing Group to close Waukesha foundry. 
3:45am
Fox 6. Report: Wisconsin wages, income should rebound in 2021. 
3:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Outbreak Wisconsin: 'I've poured my life into this business.'

Coronavirus

11:01am
DMA. 3 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 

9:07am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wisconsin FFA Virtual Convention rescheduled for July 6-10. 
4:17am
AP. Protests in top 25 virus hot spots ignite fears of contagion. 
3:42am
WJFW. 2020 Lincoln County Fair gets cancelled over safety concerns. 

Statewide

4:07pm
Rep. Dittrich. Calls for peace in protests. 
3:28pm
Rep. Neubauer. Statement on ongoing George Floyd protests. 
2:03pm
Sen. Kapenga. Governor Evers fails to lead with civil unrest hampering state. 
12:27pm
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on George Floyd and justice. 
12:26pm
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. President calls for action. 
4:57am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement. 
4:44am
State Public Defender Thompson. Statement regarding George Floyd. 

1:57pm
AP. Report: 3 more cops to be charged in George Floyd's death. 
11:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Against everything I stand for': Police Chiefs decry violence against George Floyd. 
5:05am
WSAW. U.S. Rep. Tiffany: Floyd's death was inexcusable. 
4:37am
Marshfield News Herald. Rage continues in the state's capitol where black and white residents are divided by some of the nation's widest disparities. 
4:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. 'I'm feeling violated and angry': Downtown Madison businesses bearing brunt of community outrage. 
4:16am
AP. Nation's streets calmest in days, protests largely peaceful. 
4:04am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Protests continue throughout Milwaukee.
4:02am
WTMJ. Milwaukee police declare protest 'unlawful' and use gas to disperse crowd. 
4:01am
CBS 58. Kneel for Nine: Demonstrators gather across Wisconsin to pay tribute to George Floyd. 
4:00am
WKOW. No overnight violence or looting reported, 2 arrested for spray painting in downtown Madison. 
3:57am
Fox 11. Appleton leaders hold discussion about systemic racism and what can be done in Appleton. 
3:56am
Fox 11. Green Bay extends curfew until June 8 despite two days of peaceful protests. 
3:55am
WFRV. Demonstrations continue in Green Bay. 
3:54am
WKBT. Two men severely beaten after trying to stop looting in downtown Madison. 
3:45am
Green Bay Press Gazette. National Guard members deployed in Green Bay during 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. 
3:44am
WISC. Fourth day of protest in Madison shuts down Beltline. 
3:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Thousands gather in Milwaukee on fifth day of Black Lives Matter protest. 
3:36am
The Center Square. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson: Use National Guard, not federal troops for riots. 

Courts

3:31pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Petition from Scott Jensen and Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. 
3:29pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Memo in support of petition from Scott Jensen and Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. 
10:05am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Elvis C. Banks. 
10:04am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. David Gutierrez. 

1:59pm
U.S. News & World Report. Legal fight over Wisconsin redistricting begins. 
4:29am
Reuters. Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use. 

Education

4:50pm
UW-Platteville. Update coronavirus. 
2:04pm
Marquette University. Recently elected Milwaukee County Executive goes "On the Issues" June 10. 
11:03am
WMC. "Business is a Force for Good" essay contest winners announced. 
9:14am
UW-Stout. Student receives $10,000 Google scholarship for women in technology. 
4:49am
Wisconsin Conference American Association of University Professors. Statement on UW System President finalist. 

4:36am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Marian University deactivates programs, cuts staff and faculty due to COVID-19 pandemic. 
3:39am
WTMJ. Responding to inequalities: Opportunity gaps facing African American students in education. 
3:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System announces one finalist in presidential search. 

Local

1:50pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. WIC program remains open. 
4:58am
Milwaukee Ald. Dimitrijevic. SafeVote plan to be discussed at upcoming Judiciary & Legislation Committee meeting.
4:52am
Racine Mayor Mason. City to receive $3.18 from the FTA for additional electric buses. 

3:59am
WKOW. Extensive damage to homes and buildings after storms sweep through Columbia County. 
3:43am
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. Dodge County considers public health ordinance, seeks input from law enforcement. 

Congress

12:20pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Bennet, Blumenthal, Casey and Brown. Lead 15 senators in urging Defense Department to refrain from using U.S. Military to suppress nationwide protests. 
11:07am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin; U.S. Reps. Kind, Moore, Pocan. Call on Secretary Purdue to provide answers for Wisconsin's dairyland. 

Politics

2:39pm
Vander Meulen for 76th Assembly. Statement on future of police oversight and operations. 
12:25pm
Imes for 26th Senate. Statement on George Floyd: We need equal rights for all of our citizens. 
12:23pm
Butler for 28th Assembly. Announces candidacy. 
12:21pm
Cratic Williams for 76th Assembly. The police officer's fail-safe. 
11:05am
Summerfield for 67th Assembly. Seeks re-election. 
9:10am
Pope for 80th Assembly. Qualifies to run for re-election.
9:09am
Murphy-Lopez for 49th Assembly Rural Wisconsin deserves more legislative action. 

11:12am
Sheboygan Press. With 7 incumbents left or on their way out, fall elections will reshape state Senate. 
4:38am
Janesville Gazette. Primaries expected in 1st Congressional District. 
4:30am
The Hill. Trump says he will move Republican convention out of North Carolina. 
3:40am
La Crosse Tribune. Nov. 3 election will feature longtime match-ups, political newcomers, and special local race. 
3:39am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Oshkosh election roundup: Three Democrats will compete to take on Glenn Grothman in the 6th Congressional District. 

Tuesday June 2, 2020

Governor

2:56pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on Governor Evers' call for action on AB-1012. 
2:04pm
Dairy Business Association. Isues statement on Romanski appointment as DATCP secretary. 
12:28pm
Gov. Evers. We must confront society's comfort with racism. 

3:25pm
WBAY. Wisconsin governor calls for lawmakers to pass bill on use of force. 
3:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Tony Evers appoints new members to UW Board of Regents. 

Legislative

3:31pm
Sen. Nass. Governor and Attorney General provide funding to group supporting Madison street violence. 
2:54pm
Sen Taylor. TCF Bank decision to close local branches is unacceptable. 

3:24pm
WTMJ. Unemployment group demands special session in letter to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. 

State Agencies

4:57pm
DNR. Help shape deer eason for your community by joining your county's Deer Advisory Council. 
3:01pm
DMA. More Red Arrow Wisconsin Guard Soldiers return from Afghanistan. 
2:57pm
DOR. Releases latest Wisconsin Economic Outlook. 
2:01pm
DWD. Governor Evers proclaims June 2 as 100 Years of Vocational Rehabilitation Day. 
11:48am
DFI. Issues advisory to raise awareness of private offering risks. 
10:56am
DNR. Revises high capacity well review process in response to action by Attorney General Kaul. 

12:52pm
Wisconsin State Journal. DNR to again consider cumulative impact of large wells on public waters. 

Economy/Business

12:38pm
NFIB. Most small businesses nearing the end of the PPP 8-week forgiveness period. 

12:51pm
CNBC. GDP is now projected to fall nearly 53% in the second quarter, according to a Fed gauge. 
11:56am
Reuters. Exclusive: U.S. small business program handed out virus aid to many borrowers twice. 
4:45am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Western Wisconsin river cities see heavy Minnesota traffic at open bars and restaurants. 
4:18am
MarketWatch. Coronavirus economic shock to be felt for a long time, CBO says. 
4:12am
Reuters. China buys U.S. soybeans after halt to U.S. purchases ordered: sources. 
3:48am
Racine Journal Times. Shilling joins Dairyland Power; former Senate minority leader to handle regulatory affairs. 
3:46am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Milwaukee-area manufacturing decline slowed in May. 

Coronavirus

2:08pm
Leede Research. Manitowoc company brings Covid-19 home.  Executive Summary.
2:01pm
UW-Madison. Wisconsin's COVID-19 stay-at-home order drove changes in state's traffic volume. 
12:12pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. "Stay Safe to Stay Open" campaign encourages simple actions to mitigate COVID-19 spread. 
10:51am
DMA. 2 June Update: Wisconsin National Guard tops 90,000 specimens collected at mobile testing sites around the state. 

3:29pm
Fox 6. 18,949 test positive for COVID-19 in Wisconsin; 610 deaths, 11K+ recovered. 
2:20pm
CBS 58. Milwaukee leaders and doctors concerned of potential COVID-19 spike after four days of protests. 
12:40pm
Chippewa Herald. Northern Wisconsin State Fair canceled for the first time in its 123-year history. 
12:39pm
USA Today. 'A national disgrace': 40,600 deaths tied to U.S. nursing homes. 
11:55am
Reuters. U.S. to allow certain impurities, like benzene, in hand sanitizer. 
3:35am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Milwaukee leaders move to provide relief on delinquent property tax payments during pandemic. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. More wild deer test positive for chronic wasting disease. 

Statewide

4:59pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports Senate resolution supporting constitutional right to peacefully protest & condemning President Trump's order to tear gas peaceful protesters outside the White House last night. 
4:56pm
Rep. Meyers. Statement on nationwide protests. 
3:44pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on George Floyd and uprisings against police violence. 
3:41pm
Rep. Allen. Statement on the death of George Floyd. 
3:35pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Clancy. Calls for policy adoption to protect protesters during the coronavirus pandemic. 
3:05pm
Wisconsin African American Civic-Engagement Roundtable. Shares list of some of our current demands. 
2:13pm
Milwaukee City Attorney Tearman. Statement on peaceful protests. 
12:31pm
Wisconsin Catholic Conference. Catholic Bishops of Wisconsin issue statement on unjust killings and recent protests. 
12:10pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Statement on the murder of George Floyd. 
11:50am
AFSCME Wisconsin. Statement of solidarity for an end to police brutality. 
11:47am
Milwaukee County Sup. Wasserman. Statement on the death of George Floyd. 
10:55am
Milwaukee County Sup. Clancy, Alderwoman Dimitrijevic. Welcome the justice for George Floyd peaceful protest to Bay View. 
10:49am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement. 
9:36am
NextGen Wisconsin. Calls for justice in the murder of George Floyd. 
4:48am
Milwaukee County Sup. Clancy. Statement on his arrest. 
4:40am
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on nationwide protests: Black Lives Matter. 
4:37am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard assisting civil authorities in multiple Wisconsin communities. 
4:36am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Condemns excessive force by police against protesters. 

3:21pm
AP. U.S. cities erupt in more violence as Trump decries 'lowlifes.'
3:07pm
WJFW. Black Lives Matter protest gathers in Rhinelander in wake of death of George Floyd. 
3:06pm
AP. Night of violence in Madison results in more arrests, damage. 
12:34pm
WKOW. Governor calls on Legislature to take action against police brutality. 
11:59am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Protest in Oshkosh draws hundreds amid George Floyd death, remains peaceful. 
4:42am
Fox 6. 'I was just blindsided:' Milwaukee County supervisor among those arrested during nighttime protests. 
4:41am
Fox 6. Mayor orders 3rd night of curfew for Milwaukee; 109 arrests over 2 nights. 
4:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Crowd remains as the Downtown curfew passes, and so does the peace. 
4:19am
Fox 6. Law enforcement joined protesters in march through Waukesha after George Floyd's death. 
4:14am
The Hill. Democratic governors, mayors rebuke Trump's threat to deploy troops over protests. 
4:13am
New York Times. Retailers, battered by pandemic, now confront protests. 
4:01am
WBAY. Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, Green Bay issue 9 p.m. curfew starting Monday. 
4:00am
WFRV. Appleton continues peaceful protests in wake of George Floyd death. 
3:59am
WKOW. A peaceful day of protests ends in destruction. 
3:49am
NBC 15. Sen. Johnson urges federal gov't help to quell nationwide protests. 
3:47am
Isthmus. "This is not a riot, this is a revolution."
3:43am
AP. Showdown: Law-and-order president versus protesters. 
3:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. George Floyd protesters block traffic in Madison, march through Milwaukee. 
3:38am
AP. More unrest, marches across Wisconsin in reaction to Floyd. 

Courts

11:51am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Dan Kelly wants revenge. 
4:35am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts six new cases. 

3:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear voter purge case. 

Education

4:58pm
UW-Platteville. A message to the campus community. 
2:12pm
Marquette University. Senior advisor to president receives Excellence in University Service Award. 
11:50am
UW-Stevens Point. School of Education again ranked second in the nation. 
10:53am
UW System. Presidential Search Committee names Jim Johnsen finalist. 
9:37am
UW-Madison. University of Wisconsin Law School dean named. 

3:18pm
U.S. News & World Report. Alaska official only finalist for Wisconsin System president. 
4:32am
Cap Times. MMSD staff layoffs would be based on qualifications rather than seniority under proposal. 

Local

3:43pm
American Lung Association. Applauds Oneida Nation, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Indians for going tobacco free, protecting health of workers. 
2:06pm
Racine Mayor Mason. City extends curfew to include tonight from 10:00pm to 5:00am.  Proclamation.

3:27am
WJFW. Protesters march in opposition to Schoepke drilling site. 

Congress

4:00am
Fox 11. Wisconsin senators denounce violence, vandalism, looting in protests. 

Politics

5:01pm
Lowery for 37th Assembly. Announces she will be on the ballot in November. 
2:11pm
Priorities USA Action. News ad: Donald Trump divides the country with chaos and hate. 
2:10pm
Felzkowski for 12th Senate. Statement on nomination signature success. 
12:57pm
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Target of threat, racism. 
4:49am
Kapanke for 32nd Senate. Submits maximum amount of nomination papers. 

4:25am
Beloit Daily News. Contested races expected in 31st, 45th Wisconsin Assembly Districts. 
4:18am
U.S. News & World Report. Key Wisconsin races for November coming into focus. 
3:39am
USA Today. 'The symmetry is remarkable': Wisconsin perfectly divided between 2 parties - and over Trump. 
3:32am
Janesville Gazette. Drew challenging Vruwink for 43rd Assembly District seat. 
3:31am
Appleton Post Crescent. 2020 election: Three Republicans face off in primary for 55th Assembly District. 
3:30am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Eau Claire City Councilwoman Berge to challenge Rep. James. 
3:30am
Janesville Gazette. Loudenbeck to face off against English teacher in 31st Assembly race. 

Monday June 1, 2020

Governor

4:26pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Statement on DATCP Secretary appointment. 
4:11pm
UW System. Statement on new appointments to the Board of Regents. 
2:35pm
Gov. Evers. Announces three appointments to the UW Board of Regents. 
11:58am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Randy Romanski as DATCP Secretary. 

1:41pm
Cap Times. Tony Evers taps former Doyle administration ag secretary to take up role. 
1:27pm
U.S. News & World Report. Romanski appointed head of Wisconsin Agriculture Department. 

Budget

3:26am
CBS 58. Evers administration says budget cuts to continue as pandemic hits state's bottom line. 

Legislative

3:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP leaders question whether struggling businesses could still face unemployment tax increase. 

State Agencies

2:03pm
DMA. Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day is June 3. 
2:02pm
AG Kaul. Joins state coalition to stop Trump Snap cuts that would leave millions hungry during pandemic. 
1:17pm
DFI. Southwest Wisconsin Money Smart Essay Contest awards $5,000. 
12:46pm
DOT. Hot weather increases risk of pavement buckling. 
9:39am
AG Kaul. Fights for Wisconsin's dairy farmers as Wisconsin celebrates Milk Day and June Dairy Month. 
9:21am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter June 2020.

3:17am
The Center Square. Wisconsin Election Commission approves $4 million for vote by mail, lawmaker not happy. 

Economy/Business

4:28pm
Jahn Research Group. FoodSourceUSA tool creates a new supply chanel between Wisconsin dairy manufacturers and food banks nationwide. 
12:45pm
U.S. Gain. Secures RNG offtake agreement with Holsum Dairies. 
12:20pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Celebrates June as National Safety Month. 
10:51am
Dairyland Power Cooperative. Jennifer Shilling joins. 
9:02am
Hunger Task Force. Dairy Recovery Grant Program & match announced for World Milk Day. 
8:59am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Labor report: State farmhands paid $14.60 per hour.

1:28pm
WKBT. Jennifer Shilling joins Dairyland Power Cooperative. 
4:38am
Bloomberg. China halts some U.S. farm imports, threatening trade deal. 
3:55am
Politico. Millions of paper tax returns go unopened at short-staffed IRS. 
3:31am
WUWM. Why haven't thousands of Wisconsinites received unemployment relief? 
3:28am
Chippewa Herald. 'Things are starting to get busier:' Business in Chippewa Falls slowly recovering. 
3:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin farmers rush to complete spring planting, but coronavirus hurts grain markets. 

Coronavirus

12:38pm
UW-Stout. University Archives collecting COVID-19 oral histories. 
11:14am
DMA. 1 June update: Wisconsin National Guard conducting mobile testing at sites around the state. 
10:52am
WEDC. Applications to open June 15 for $75 million We're All In Small Business Grants. 
10:48am
Ripon Chamber of Commerce. Ripon's Cookie Daze Event cancelled for 2020. 

12:02pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. County fairs canceled across Wisconsin due to COVID-19.
12:00pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. As economy reopens, child care providers grapple with how to stay safe, and afloat. 
9:38am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Tommy Thompson calls for bipartisanship in fighting COVID-19. 
9:35am
Daily Reporter. Future of stadiums, arenas promises high tech, low capacity. 
8:58am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Listing of county fair cancellations. 
4:35am
WXPR. As WI economy reopens, isolation concerns persist for seniors. 
4:17am
WJFW. COVID-19 outbreak leads to employees breaking their silence at Forest County nursing home. 
3:59am
AP. Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control. 
3:45am
WISN. UPFRONT recap: Coronavirus cases climb in Wisconsin. 
3:43am
The Hill. U.S. ill-prepared for coronavirus-fueled mental health crisis. 
3:41am
Fox 6. Health officials: 45 residents test positive for COVID-19 at Kenosha County long-term care facility. 
3:38am
WUWM. Wisconsin may be open, but the pandemic's traumatic impact has just begun, says Milwaukee doctor. 
3:37am
USA Today. 'We'll keep pressing': Health officials call for testing all Amazon workers at Wisconsin facility. 
3:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. One-third of COVID-19 cases in Milwaukee are among Hispanic residents. 
3:24am
Newsweek. Wisconsin coronavirus cases rise by nearly 20 percent in one county after lockdown lifted. 
3:23am
WUWM. List of Wisconsin nursing homes with active COVID-19 investigations grows. 
3:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'A very serious increase': Surge of coronavirus cases hit predominantly Latino neighborhoods on Milwaukee's south side. 
3:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. More than 200 inmates at Waupun Correctional Institution test positive for coronavirus. 
3:15am
Fox 6. Children's Wisconsin IDs state's 1st suspected cases of Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in children. 
3:13am
Racine Journal Times. Eviction filings on rise with end of state moratorium amid COVID-19 pandemic. 

Statewide

4:55pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on the events of the weekend. 
4:25pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Calls for national effort to address racism, systemic oppression. 
3:23pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on ongoing civil unrest. 
3:10pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Stands among those calling for racial justice in the wake of George Floyd's death. 
2:57pm
Milwaukee Council President Johnson. In Milwaukee we need reforms and better communication, accountability. 
2:28pm
Rep. Tusler. Calls for justice for George Floyd. 
2:05pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Tackling racism is a key to saving democracy. 
2:04pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Speaks out on George Floyd murder, protests. 
12:58pm
Rep. Steffen. Rioters vandalize local legislator's state Capitol office. 
12:40pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on protests and community unity. 
11:13am
Williams for 76th Assembly. Speaks on death of George Floyd. 
4:28am
Gov. Evers. Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement in Madison. 
4:24am
DMA. Additional Wisconsin National Guard troops mobilized to support civil authorities in Madison and Milwaukee amidst civil unrest. 
4:23am
AG Kaul. Statement on recent Wisconsin events. 
4:20am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Issues statement regarding National Guard authorization. 
4:19am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard troops mobilized in support of Milwaukee civil authorities. 
4:08am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Statement on Governor Evers' decision to deploy National Guard to Milwaukee. 
4:06am
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Speaks out on George Floyd murder. 

2:55pm
Reuters. Trump urges crackdown on violence as U.S. cities brace for more protests. 
2:44pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Protests continue in Madison; John Nolen shut down. 
4:16am
NBC 15. MPD: 15 arrested, officers injured, and more stores looted in overnight clashes. 
4:15am
WISC. 'Our property is replaceable. Black lives aren't': State Street bar owner reflects on violent protests. 
4:14am
WKBT. Protesters call for Mayor Kabat to address racial justice, systemic racism. 
4:13am
WQOW. 'We will be heard:' Hundreds march through Eau Claire in George Floyd protest. 
4:12am
WFRV. Protest in Green Bay Sunday night turns violent. 
4:02am
Fox 6. Madison police: 75 stores damaged or looted; 3 arrests after night of violent protests. 
4:01am
Fox 6. Mayor orders 2nd night of curfew for Milwaukee; 60+ arrests in 48 hours, 20+ businesses damaged.
3:57am
WSAW. Black Lives Matter march calls for better communication between community, police in Stevens Point. 
3:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Volunteers clean up, officials react after violent evening. 
3:50am
Fox 6. 'Tsunami hit the store:' Business left picking up the pieces after vandalism, looting. 
3:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. George Floyd protests continue Sunday around Wisconsin. 
3:48am
CBS 58. Governor authorizes National Guard for protests in Madison; 9:30 pm curfew for downtown. 
3:47am
NBC 15. Rep. Vos, Mayor Rhodes-Conway "outraged" - but for different reasons. 
3:43am
Reuters. 'I can't breathe' protests heat up as curfews imposed in several U.S. cities. 
3:40am
AP. Unrest overshadows peaceful U.S. protests for another night. 
3:40am
Appleton Post Crescent. Peaceful protest in Appleton draws more than 1,000 people after George Floyd killing. 
3:39am
NBC News. Curfews go into effect in cities around the country as George Floyd protests continue. 
3:35am
Fox 6. Sheriff Lucas urges calm amid protests: 'Help law enforcement take back our neighborhoods.'
3:31am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Hudson mayor asks governor for National Guard help. 
3:30am
WISC. Governor Tony Evers reacts to protests. 
3:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Violence erupts in Madison after demonstrators gather across Wisconsin demanding justice for George Floyd. 

Courts

2:16pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear lawsuit against Wisconsin Elections Commission. 
2:07pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Zignego v. Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Dict. IV - order. 
2:06pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Zignego v. Wisconsin Election Commission - order. 
1:07pm
State Bar of Wisconsin. Statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to deny cert to hear the case of Jarchow v. State Bar of Wisconsin, et al. 

Education

3:22pm
Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt. Hails Ascendium Education Solution's announcement of free student debt hotline for Wisconsin borrowers. 
2:42pm
DPI Supt. Stanford Taylor. Through unchartered waters, Wisconsin's senior class led by example. 
12:30pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. "With this veto, President Trump is siding with the predatory, for-profit colleges that seek to defraud our students and veterans. 
10:49am
UW System. Regents announce Academic Staff Excellence Awards for 2020. 
4:22am
UW System. Graduates generate remarkable earnings growth. 

3:56am
Politico. Trump backs DeVos plan to limit student loan debt relief. 
3:42am
U.S. News & World Report. UW touts study showing salary averages for graduates. 
3:32am
Cap Times. UW reps say Ray Cross's coronavirus response blueprint ignores their input. 
3:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. As opposition to UW program cuts grows, 'aggressive' timeline may be adjusted. 
3:14am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin parents exploring online school options for 2020-21. 

Congress

3:45am
Kenosha News. Steil introduces bill that would double penalties for fraudsters selling phony COVID cures. 

Politics

4:29pm
Berge for 68th Assembly. Announces candidacy. 
2:30pm
Dallman for 41st Assembly. Officially on the ballot for the 41st Assembly District's August 11th primary election. 
12:53pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces qualification for the ballot. 
10:50am
Gruszynski for 90th Assembly. First slate of endorsements. 
9:00am
Plotkin for 8th Senate. Announces another group of endorsements.
4:04am
Barber for 41st Assembly. Suspends campaign, calls for bipartisanship. 

3:16am
WBAY. Green Bay in need of poll workers, polling locations for fall elections. 

 

Sponsored Advertisements