Friday July 31, 2020 - Updated 4:28pm

Face Coverings Order

4:27pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on GOP emergency.
3:56pm
Rep. Ramthun. Statement on statewide mask mandate. 
3:55pm
Sen. Darling. Statement on Evers mask mandate. 
2:46pm
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Supports local authority. 
2:45pm
Sen. Hansen. Response to Senator Fitzgerald's decision to overturn the Governor's emergency order. 
2:26pm
Rep. Duchow. Opposes mask mandate. 
1:30pm
Rep. Ott. One size fits all mask requirement not right for Wisconsin. 
12:35pm
Rep. Neylon. Calls for special session to end mask mandate, Evers exceeds authority. 
11:32am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on Executive Order #82.
10:30am
Rep. Allen. Mask mandate wrong for Waukesha and Wisconsin. 
10:29am
Rep. Dittrich. Responds to Evers' mask mandate. 
4:29am
Wisconsin Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians. Statement on Governor's announcement on face coverings. 
4:25am
Rep. Gundrum. Opposes statewide mask mandate. 
4:23am
Rep. Considine. Statement on statewide mask mandate. 
4:22am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Reacts to Evers' mask mandate. 
4:20am
Sen. Marklein. Statement on Governor's statewide mask mandate. 
4:20am
Rep. Neylon. Opposes Gov. Evers' mask mandate; Supports freedom of choice. 
4:17am
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Statement on Governor Evers COVID announcements. 
4:16am
Sen. Stroebel. Legislature must take action on mask mandate. 
4:15am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Statement after Governor Evers issues mask mandate. 
4:14am
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic Radio Address on statewide face covering requirement. 
3:55am
AG Kaul. Voices support for Gov. Evers face mask executive order. 
3:54am
WISPIRG. Mask mandate an important step, but state leaders should create new stay-at-home order. 

Face Covering Order

1:36pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP leader: Senators ready to override statewide mask mandate. 

Face Coverings Order

1:28pm
DrydenWire. Barron County DA: Office will not prosecute referrals for violations of mask mandate. 
12:00pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate Republicans to try to strike down Gov. Tony Evers' state mask order. 
4:35am
The Chronotype. Marshfield Clinic statement on statewide mask requirement.
4:34am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Business groups, elected officials react to Evers' order requiring face coverings.  
4:11am
WTMJ. Locals react, challenge Governor Evers' mask requirement. 
4:02am
WISC. 'We don't have a dictator. We have a Governor': Milwaukee-based group says statewide mask mandate is beyond Evers' power. 
3:47am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Central Wisconsin leaders, residents have mixed reactions to Gov. Tony Evers' mask mandate. 
3:46am
WKOW. Dells businesses prepare for mask mandate, hope to avoid conflicts with customers. 
3:44am
Portage Daily Register. Portage, Baraboo officials respond to Governor's mask mandate. 
3:40am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Officials, residents in Oshkosh, Winnebago County react to statewide COVID-19 mask mandate. 
3:37am
Fox 6. 'Shiny object:' Statewide mask mandate met with mixed reaction in Washington Co. 
3:36am
Fox 6. Milwaukee leaders say mask mandate could move city to next steps of phased reopening more quickly. 
3:34am
WSAW. Lawmakers, health departments respond to mask mandate; Lawsuit from Legislature unlikely. 
3:33am
Lake Geneva Regional News. Lawsuits possible against statewide mask mandate, but GOP leader indicates it won't come from Legislature. 
3:32am
WTMJ. Dodge County Sheriff's Department asks citizens not to report people not wearing masks. 
3:29am
WTMJ. 'Illegal and unnecessary': State Sen. Steve Nass calls for legislative session to block Evers' mask order. 
3:19am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Wisconsin mask mandate: Brown County officials question enforcement; some supportive of state policy. 
3:18am
Appleton Post Crescent. On statewide mask mandate, some Fox Cities leaders and residents say it's been a long time coming. Others are wary. 
3:17am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Door County residents largely pleased with statewide mask order, concerned about enforcement. 
3:16am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Fond du Lac leaders, residents, businesses react to mask mandate, set to begin Saturday. 
3:14am
La Crosse Tribune. Local COVID-19 cases up by 14; Mayo, Gundersen praise state mask mandate. 
3:12am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Many seen wearing masks in Oconto County, but some won't accept mandate.

Budget

3:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Pandemic could hurt local government budgets into 2021. 

Legislative

10:25am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Successful session. 

State Agencies

3:57pm
DNR. Launches new website. 
2:25pm
DFI, DPI. Announces more than $140,000 in financial literacy grants awarded to Wisconsin schools. 
1:40pm
DOR. 2020 preliminary equalized values posted
10:27am
DNR. (Updated) Bonus antlerless deer harvest authorizations on sale in August. 

4:10am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin Elections Commission approves election security grants for counties. 
4:09am
U.S. News & World Reports. Wisconsin official outlines absentee ballot system upgrades. 

Economy/Business

10:34am
AP. Rent's due, again: Monthly anxieties deepen as aid falls off. 
9:18am
AP. U.S. consumer spending up 5.6%, but virus could stall gains. 
8:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report shows inequality among jobs widening during pandemic. 
4:01am
Fox 11. DWD bracing for another surge in unemployment claims this fall. 
3:52am
CNBC. The pandemic may cause 40 million Americans to lose their homes. 
3:51am
CBS 58. Federal unemployment boost expires Friday, changes may cause payment delays. 
3:28am
The Center Square. Wisconsin unemployment fell slightly last week, still hovers near 213,000 claims. 

Coronavirus

4:28pm
DMA. Remaining motivated is key for Citizen Soliders and Airmen involved in pandemic response. 

2:43pm
NBC 15. New COVID-19 cases drop, deaths match two-month high. 
12:39pm
WISC. Pandemic prompts cancellation of 2020 Madison Marathon. 
3:18am
WKBT. 5 La Crosse locations added to COVID-19 high-risk list. 
3:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Barron County sees 162-percent increase in positive cases of COVID-19 in 2 weeks. 
3:09am
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin officials report 1.059 more COVID19 cases as Evers announces mask mandate. 
3:08am
Telegraph Herald. Grant County COVID-19 testing event next week canceled. 

Statewide

2:23pm
Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association. Announces two new board members & new Executive Committee appointments. 
1:29pm
PDPW. New line-up of speakers announces for week 18 of The Dairy Signal. 
11:57am
Alliant Energy Foundation. Tomorrow's Home Foundation receives $2,500 community grant. 

Courts

3:34am
WJFW. Oneida tribe wins closely watched Wisconsin legal fight.

Education

12:40pm
Fox 11. UW-Oshkosh prepares for fall semester with Titans Return plan. 
3:13am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay schools superintendent: Decision not to open schools for start of the school year was 'stressful,' but risk is too high. 

Congress

3:59pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Letter to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett regarding police availability for DNC. 
2:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues urge Senate to reject conditioning federal funds to schools on re-opening in-person. 
3:54am
U.S. Rep.Grothman. August town hall meetings. 

10:40am
The Hill. Coronavirus recession hits Social Security, Medicare, highway funding. 
4:08am
Politico. Millions to lose $600 weekly jobless aid amid Senate stalemate. 
3:35am
Fox 6. 'Being ignored:' As lawmakers debate 2nd round of stimulus checks, some in Wisconsin still waiting for 1st. 

Politics

12:03pm
State Senate Democratic Committee. Testin opposes measure to prevent spread of deadly virus. 
10:28am
Lyerly for 88th Assembly. Urges mask mandate support. 
10:26am
RPW. Tricia Zunker: The hypocritical protester. 
10:25am
Lemmer for 48th Assembly. AFSCME People endorse. 
9:21am
Becker for 33rd Assembly. Responds to Governor Evers' emergency order. 
9:20am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Supports executive order requiring face coverings. 
3:56am
Pope for 80th Assembly. Congressman Mark Pocan endorses. 

9:17am
Politico. State Democrats mount big comeback in 2020. 

Thursday July 30, 2020

Face Coverings Order

4:35pm
Sen. Craig. Responds to Evers' unlawful mask mandate. 
4:13pm
Sen. LeMahieu. Statement on mask mandate. 
3:55pm
Sen. Larson. (Updated) A victory for public health - praises statewide mask order. 
3:54pm
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. Outagamie to supply protective masks. 
3:52pm
Milwaukee Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Urges local health officers to enforce statewide mask rule. 
3:50pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement regarding Wisconsin's statewide mask order. 
3:18pm
SEIU Healthcare. Statements from healthcare workers in support of Governor Evers' mask mandate. 
3:17pm
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on statewide mask mandate and slowing the spread of COVID-19. 
3:16pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Supports Governor's order. 
3:15pm
Sen. Wirch. Issues statement on Governor's mask order. 
3:11pm
Sen. Kapenga. Evers oversteps his authority once again with statewide mask mandate. 
2:45pm
Washington County Exec. Schoemann. Governor Evers Public Health Emergency's next step is closing schools. 
2:43pm
Rep. Emerson. Statement on statewide mask order. 
2:40pm
Rep. Brooks. Statement on statewide mask mandate. 
2:37pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on Governor Evers' executive order requiring face coverings.
2:23pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Statement on Governor Evers issuing a statewide mask mandate effective Saturday, August 1. 
2:21pm
Rep. Kolste. Statewide mask mandate is an effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19. 
2:00pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: Statewide mask mandate. 
1:58pm
Rep. Hebl. To slow COVID-19, statewide mask mandate is right call. 
1:49pm
Sen. Nass. Calls for immediate session of the Legislature to block Evers' power grab. 
1:47pm
Sen. Hansen. Governor Evers makes right call. 
1:41pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Applauds Governor's order. 
1:38pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on statewide mask mandate.
1:37pm
Rep. Horlacher. Dictator Evers' mask decree. 
1:26pm
Rep. Gruszynski. Statement on Governor Evers Public Health Emergency and face-covering order. 
1:25pm
Rep. Neubauer. Statement on Public Health Emergency, mandatory mask order. 
1:18pm
WPHA, WALHDAB. Public health organizations support statewide face covering order. 
1:08pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on statewide mask mandate. 
12:52pm
Gov. Evers. Issues Executive Order declaring Public Health Emergency and requiring face coverings statewide. 

4:43pm
TCHDailyNews. Shawano Sheriff urges people to avoid calling on mask violations. 
2:39pm
DrydenWire. Sheriff Stuart: We will not participate in any enforcement in regards to wearing masks. 
1:06pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Tony Evers changes course, issues statewide mask mandate. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
1:04pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issues statewide mask mandate effective Saturday. 
12:59pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers orders masks statewide as coronavirus cases spike. 

Governor

4:23am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Demands answers from Governor Evers on status of Wisconsin's CARES Act funding. 

Budget

12:26pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Pandemic could hurt local government budgets into 2021. 
3:22am
WSAW. Schools plan for fluctuating expenses in an uncertain school year as state cuts loom. 

Legislative

1:17pm
Sen. Roth. Weekly Republican Radio Address: State Capitol and Executive Residence Board Approve Statue Restoration. 
11:27am
Sen. Smith. Column: Questions remain unanswered for schools. 
9:20am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit examines UW System financial management. 
9:18am
LAB. Report 20-7: UW-System. Briefing Sheet. 

4:38am
Up North News. These Republicans said Wisconsin needed another COVID relief bill. Now they're silent. 

State Agencies

2:43pm
DNR. Bonus antlerless deer harvest authorizations on sale in August. 
1:39pm
DOT. Wants to hear your thoughts on the future of transportation. 
11:26am
AG Kaul. Advises residents to be alert to increased risks for human trafficking. 
9:12am
WEDC. City of Oshkosh receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of the former Gibson Auto Body. 

11:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. WEDC Sec. Hughes outlines impact of COVID-19 on state's economy, complexity of recovery. 

Economy/Business

10:23am
WEC Eenrgy Group. Aims for carbon neutral electric generation by 2050. 
10:11am
Forward Festival. 2020 to be hybrid conference. 
9:24am
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Announces 2020 Pressure Chamber finalists. 

11:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Air Wisconsin Airlines laying off 361 employees in Milwaukee and Appleton.  
10:24am
The Hill. Nearly 30 million Americans reported not having enough food last week. 
10:05am
Washington Post. A warning from Wisconsin. 
9:01am
Reuters. U.S. renters owe $21.5 billion in back rent; Republicans offer no eviction relief. 
8:58am
AP. U.S. economy shrank at record-breaking 33% rate last quarter. 
8:57am
CNBC. U.S. weekly jobless claims rise for a second straight week, total 1.434 million. 
4:37am
CBS 58. Milwaukee bars and restaurants required to submit safety plans to continue indoor operations. 
4:03am
Reuters. U.S. economy likely suffered historic plunge in second quarter; outlook murky as COVID-19 cases surge. 
3:32am
Fox 11. Wisconsin DWD wants $600 a week federal unemployment relief to continue. 

Coronavirus

11:02am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Calls for continued testing at the Alliant Energy Center. 
10:29am
Sen. Nass. Wisconsin COVID-19 testing-unreported negatives will exceed at least 30,000. 
9:20am
DCF. Child Care Counts funding reaches 2,712 providers statewide. 
4:24am
Opportunity Wisconsin. Gov. Evers, Wisconsin health providers lay bare Trump administration failures amid COVID-19 pandemic. 

12:57pm
Wisconsin State Journal. COVID-19 testing at Alliant Energy Center could wind down in August without more federal support. 
10:19am
The Hill. Brix says state and local leaders should issue mask mandates as cases rise.
9:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rural Northwoods county has Wisconsin's highest active COVID-19 infection rate. 
4:12am
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa County COVID-19 cases keep rising. 
4:02am
Reuters. U.S. records a coronavirus death every minute as total surpasses 150,000. 
3:51am
WKOW. Sauk County health officials say testing shows increase in local cases. 
3:50am
WXOW. La Crosse Co. Health Dept. holding off on mask mandate. 
3:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tammy Baldwin suggests Tony Evers should consider mask mandate to curb the coronavirus. 
3:47am
Fox 11. Political experts, lawmakers weigh in on potential for statewide mask mandate. 
3:33am
WDIO. Hundreds tested for COVID-19 in Superior. 
3:31am
Appleton Post Crescent. Barron County reports COVID-19 outbreak at food processing plant; 150 new cases in last 2 weeks. 
3:30am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse County confirms 9 new coronavirus cases; Coulee COVID-19 Compass still indicates severe risk. 
3:29am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Bars, a church, a city pool, and restaurant: 7 Wood County sites linked to possible COVID-19 exposures. 
3:20am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Door County Board endorses emergency mask advisory. 

Statewide

11:27am
PDPW. Dairy Fest to offer educational resources, networking, entertainment. 

Courts

12:04pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts three new cases. 

4:35am
Courthouse News Service. Seventh Circuit rules on bevy of Wisconsin election laws, limits early voting period.  

Education

4:44pm
Marquette University. UPDATE: Marquette Law School Poll release moved to Tuesday, Aug. 11. 
3:49pm
Marquette University. Assistant Dean of Advising honored with Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award. 
3:13pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Study: No high-performing school options for 40,000 Wisconsin students in 134 zip codes. 
2:40pm
UW-Stout. Working mom proud to achieve her bachelor's degree goal. 
1:07pm
UW-Madison. Seeding tech growth in Wisconsin's fertile ground. 
11:00am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Tara LeRoy, Palmyra-Eagle parent and board member, named 2020 Changemaker of the Year. 
9:13am
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Education announces August program offering. 
9:08am
Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance. Releases video highlighting work taking place to prepare for a challenging school year. 

4:13am
Baraboo News Republic. Baraboo School District to have in-person classes starting Sept. 1, require face coverings. 
3:51am
WCLO. In-person learning in Beloit schools will depend on COVID-19 data. 
3:49am
WTMJ. Sheboygan Area School District approves back to school plan. 
3:45am
WFRV. Fox Cities-area substitute teacher raises concerns over back-to-school plans. 
3:44am
WEAU. Health dept. concerned about testing supply for college students. 
3:33am
WISN. In-person school ultimatum: Control coronavirus spread. 
3:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. It's official: Madison school district won't have sports in fall; eyes spring opportunity. 
3:25am
WSAW. Four health departments ask Valley Conference schools to delay sports, other co-curricular activities. 
3:20am
WUWM. COVID-19 crisis is forcing UWM to make its largest single-year budget cut. 
3:18am
CBS 58. UW-Madison won't require ACT or SAT tests this fall. 

Local

12:06pm
Milwaukee County Board. "Federal agents aren't welcome here."
11:03am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. To host new webinars for local retailers and Spanish speaking bars, restaurants and food vendors. 

3:43am
WKBT. 'Point in Time' count reveals homeless numbers in La Crosse continue to rise. 

Congress

3:53pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Statement on the appointment of State Department Coordinator for the Arctic Region. 
1:02pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads bipartisan effort to support physician training programs in rural communities. 
9:11am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Applauds House passage of WRDA. 

11:25am
Politico. Senate GOP makes last ditch effort on unemployment extension. 
9:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As election looms, Wisconsin's Ron Johnson readies investigation into Joe Biden. 
9:00am
USA Today. 'These 2 bills aren't mateable': Republicans, Democrats at odds on a coronavirus deal as pressure builds.
4:08am
The Hill. Meadows says benefits to expire as negotiators struggle to get deal. 
3:24am
The Hill. Timeline for GOP's Obama probe report slips as chairman eyes subpoenas. 

Politics

3:08pm
Voces de la Frontera. Second round of candidate endorsements for August 11th elections. 
2:50pm
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Fox Crossing trustee McNamee endorses. 
2:38pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Pro-family PAC endorses candidates for U.S. House of Representatives, State Senate, State Assembly. 
11:13am
Cabrera for 9th Assembly. Addresses opponent's misleading "Trump-style" attacks in campaign. 
11:01am
RPW. ICYMI: Chairman Andrew Hitt called out Wisconsin Democrats for silence on Bernell Trammell. 
9:24am
Ballweg for 14th Senate. Governor Scott Walker endorses.
9:22am
City of Madison. Absentee voters reminded to mail back absentees in time to be counted. 
9:16am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Fights for fair district maps. 
9:15am
Polack for 1st Congress. Serve American adds to candidates to watch list.
9:11am
Lemmer for 48th Assembly. American Federation of Teachers Wisconsin endorses. 
4:27am
Callahan for 35th Assembly. Clear winner in first debate. 
4:26am
Dane County Democratic Party. Statement on Black lives. 

11:57am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republicans break with Trump on election delay. 
9:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin voter registrations dip during COVID-19 pandemic.
8:55am
The Hill. Trump raises idea of delaying election. 
3:49am
WJFW. Drive-thru absentee voting available in Eau Claire. 
3:45am
WBAY. Cities still addressing concerns about voting in a pandemic. 
3:35am
WISN. Milwaukee seeking new generation of poll workers ahead of November election. 
3:27am
WSAW. Drive-thru voting in Wausau a possibility for November election. 

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Governor

9:06am
No Better Friend Corp. Calls on Governor Evers to work with veterans to restore the desecrated Wisconsin Veterans Museum. 

Budget

10:04am
LFB. State tax and fee modifications included in 2019 Acts 7, 9, and 10 (revised).
10:04am
LFB. Bartlett v. Evers - Decisions of the Supreme Court on four gubernatorial budget vetoes. 

State Agencies

10:43am
DMA. Red Arrow Soldiers from 128th Infantry back on U.S. soil after Afghanistan deployment. 
10:24am
DATCP. Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) spotlight: Headwaters of southeast Monroe County seeks landowners interested in farmland preservation. 
10:22am
DNR. Green Tier Program celebrates milestone anniversaries. 
9:02am
DOJ. Prosecutors and DHS recover nearly $1 million for Wisconsin Medicaid after blood clotting medicine overpayment to providers. 
4:48am
DMA. Korean War Soldier listed as missing in action for nearly 70 years receives flyover salute at burial in Wisconsin. 

2:18pm
WISC. DNR reports 55% increase in sales of non-resident state park passes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. 

Economy/Business

12:06pm
Chicago Tribune. City threatens fines for Chicagoans who don't self-quarantine upon return from Wisconsin. Up north, concerns are few: 'I don't think people are going to listen to it.'
10:37am
WXOW. Kwik Trip to acquire Stop-N-Go convenience stores. 
9:26am
Reuters. U.S. small businesses face mass closures without more pandemic aid. 
9:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Following denials, laid-off Wisconsin workers with disabilities now eligible for federal pandemic aid. 
4:28am
USA Today. GDP likely fell at record pace in the second quarter and state reclosings threaten rebound. 
4:13am
WKBT. More than 25 percent of La Crosse County households living paycheck-to-paycheck. 
4:10am
Fox 11. Chicago quarantine travel list could mean less Door Co. tourism dollars. 
4:03am
WISN. Milwaukee restaurants in peril from COVID. 
3:59am
WCLO. A major Janesville employer is planning layoffs. 
3:50am
Fox 11. State sees continued decrease in unemployment applications. 
3:43am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin farmers receiving more than $425 million in coronavirus relief. 
3:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Harley-Davidson CEO says layoffs have hurt morale. 

Coronavirus

4:38pm
DrydenWire. Cluster of recent COVID-19 cases in Barron County from Seneca Foods in Cumberland. 
3:28pm
DrydenWire. Barron County Public Health: 'Safer at Home' steps urged to slow COVID-19 spread. 
2:17pm
Fox 11. Neenah requiring city employees to wear face masks. 
2:16pm
WQOW. Chippewa County COVID-19 cases double in 3 weeks as they await National Guard results. 
1:45pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin counties, cities face 'difficult' mask decisions. 
1:28pm
Brookfield Patch. Coronavirus cases escalate in Waukesha County: Health Department. 
4:44am
Mliwaukee Journal Sentinel. There wont be a mask mandate in Waukesha County due to enforcement concerns and ample capacity at hospitals, Farrow says. 
4:09am
NBC 26. Appleton urging people to wear face coverings in new proclamation. 
4:07am
WISC. Sauk County reschedules free drive-thru testing for July 29, 30. 
3:53am
Kenosha News. Momentum building among Wisconsin Democrats calling for statewide mask order. Spectrum News. 
3:48am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, Stevens Point hope tourism ads will help reduce losses from COVID-19. 
3:47am
WBAY. Oshkosh City Council considers public mask mandate. 
3:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: Wisconsin's COVID-19 death toll climbs over 900. 
3:42am
WKOW. Doctors across Wisconsin discuss ongoing challenges of battling COVID-19. 
3:40am
WBAY. De Pere City Council votes in favor of face mask mandate. 
3:36am
Fox 6. Milwaukee officials prepare updated health order; COVID-19 precautions in place for early voting. 

Environment/Outdoors

9:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Warmer surface waters on Great Lakes set stage for harmful algal blooms. 

Statewide

4:11pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Seeks veterans, service members and military families to share their stories. 
10:24am
ABC of Wiscosin. Receives national medal for grassrots efforts. 

Courts

2:53pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Files amicus in national legal fight over CARES Act relief for private schools. 

9:11am
Daily Reporter. Court ruling raises questions about state grants for transit, other projects. 

Education

2:55pm
DPI. Annual income guidelines set for school and day care meals. 
2:02pm
UW-Stout. Small manufacturer emerges more efficient after Lean training. 
12:03pm
Marquette University. New Marquette Law School Poll to be released Aug. 5.
12:02pm
UW-Stevent Point. New students will receive technology grants. 
10:40am
Wisconsin Association of School Nurses. Hundreds sign petition calling for a nurse in every Wisconsin school. 
9:01am
UW-Eau Claire. Chemistry faculty publish research findings about COVID-19. 

1:44pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Majority of surveyed Wisconsin schools say masks not mandated, lean to reopening in fall. 
10:35am
USA Today. 'The virus beat us' Colleges are increasingly going online for fall 2020 semester as COVID-19 cases rise. 
4:39am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Fond du Lac School Board calls special meeting to approve 2020-21 school plan. 
4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wausau schools will start with virtual classes as districts around the state face hard choices. 
4:35am
La Crosse Tribune. High school sports: County schools awaiting more information to determine course for athletics. 
4:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Edgerton, Monona Grove, Verona, Waunakee settle on school year start plans. 
4:12am
WFRV. Manitowoc Public School District releases plan for 2020-2021 school year. 
4:05am
NBC 15. New survey: 86.4 percent of UW-Madison workers uncomfortable with university's fall reopening plan. 
4:02am
WTMJ. Kenosha schools plan to start the year virtually. 
4:01am
WAOW. Wausau School Board urges WASB to retire Native American Mascots in Wisconsin
3:55am
CBS 58. Hundreds of area households are still without internet access as school year approaches. 
3:54am
CBS 58. Wisconsin parents struggle with uncertainty surrounding school year. 
3:53am
WXPR. LUHS announces in-person schooling this fall. 
3:49am
WKBT. Almost 500 Wisconsin high school seniors say they are changing their post graduation plans. 
3:37am
WSAW. Merrill, Medford, Marshfield School Districts approve plans for the fall. 

Local

10:36am
Reuters. U.S. expands deployment of federal agents to Cleveland, Milwaukee and Detroit. 
4:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'The drugs are getting stronger': New opioid, known as iso, found in seven overdose deaths in Milwaukee County. 
3:50am
Fox 6. With federal aid coming, council votes in opposition 'to activities we are seeing in Portland.'
3:46am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison among cities no longer sending police to Democratic National Convention. 
3:45am
Fox 6. 'May not have the proper equipment:' 100+ police departments won't be responding to DNC. 

Congress

3:30pm
Growth Energy. Rallies behind Ernst's demand for action on E15 labeling. 
2:57pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Rubio. Welcome State Department report on helping Holocaust survivors and their families receive justice. 
9:09am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls on Trump to strengthen Buy America policy, boost funding for local communities to prevent interference in U.S. industries. 
9:08am
Voces de la Frontera Action. Trump's latest attack on Dreamers is a call to action to vote hatred out of office. 

2:54pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Baldwin is looking forward to Biden VP announcement, supports federal agents in Milwaukee. 
12:40pm
AP. Trump dismisses virus aid for cities, lashes out at GOP. 
9:19am
NBC News. GOP Sen. Ron Johnson is first target of new Democratic congressional 'integrity' group. 
4:26am
The Hill. Republican senators revolt over coronavirus proposal. 
3:38am
AP. GOP's jobless benefit plan could mean delays, states warn. 

Politics

4:13pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Wisconsin's small businesses endorse Congressman Mike Gallagher for re-election. 
3:27pm
Stuck for 8th Congress. Wisconsin/Green Bay Committee to Protect Pensions endorses. 
2:52pm
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Rep. Rohrkaste spouse endorses.
2:50pm
Roys for 26th Senate. SEIU, "Healthcare Heroes" union, endorses. 
12:03pm
Driscoll for 76th Assembly. Environmental pioneer Tia Nelson endorses. 
10:25am
Feyen for 18th Senate. North Fond du Lac Village President Mike Streetar throws support behind. 
10:22am
Stafsholt for 10th Senate. Local officials endorse. 
9:05am
Lemmer for 48th Assembly. Madison Teachers endorse. 
9:04am
Stewart for 48th Assembly. Announces COVID-19 plan. 
9:03am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Analiese Eicher. 
9:00am
NextGen Wisconsin. Obama, Clinton, Join Lt. Governor Barnes in celebrating contacting over 3 million voters nationwide, 234,000 in Wisconsin 
4:50am
Bryant for 6th Senate. The courious journalistic stylings of Bruce Murphy. 

4:04am
NBC 15. City of Monona combines all Aug.11 polling places with public health emergency in mind. 
3:57am
WSAW. Marathon County board passes nonpartisan redistricting resolution as state likely faces another maps battle. 
3:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. Legislative fundraising hits new record in Wisconsin. 
3:51am
Racine Journal Times. County Board nixes idea of countywide redistricting referendum, will be on ballot in city. 

Tuesday July 28, 2020

Governor

8:35am
Gov. Evers. First Lady Evers announces the Wisconsin 19th Amendment Celebration Committee's "Women Who Inspire" next website feature. 

Legislative

3:22pm
Rep. Meyers, Sen. Bewley. Congratulate Craig Hoppman on gubernatorial appointment. 
11:50am
Sen. Larson. Face mask petition shows stong support from every corner of Wisconsin. 
11:41am
LRB. The Wisconsin Governor's Partial Veto. 

3:31am
Fox 6. Police: 2 women turned themselves in after state senator attacked near Capitol during protests. 

State Agencies

2:28pm
DOR. Distributes just under $1.4 billion in shared revenue to local governments, schools, tech colleges and special districts. 
11:48am
DATCP. Guidance on unsolicited seek packages. 
11:47am
Wisconsin Lottery. July brings thee big lottery wins for Kenosha. 
11:46am
DNR. No sharp-tailed grouse hunting season for Fall 2020. 
8:50am
WEDC. Connect with export partners in South Korea via WEDC's virtual trade venture. 

11:58am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Senate GOP bill could pose 'huge challenge' for Wisconsin's stressed unemployment system, DWD secretary says. 
3:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Water contaminated with 'forever chemicals,' arsenic spilled at Marinette firefighting foam facility. 

Economy/Business

2:25pm
Rep. Neubauer. Wisconsin workers receiving SSDI income now eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). 
1:14pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Statement on Pandemic Unemployment Relief for SSDI recipients. 
1:12pm
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. Somes-Boher name 2020 'State Star.'
11:43am
WEC Energy Group. To announce 2020 second-quarter results Aug. 4. 
8:33am
WEC Energy Group. To acquire 85% ownership in Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm. 
4:24am
DWD. Encourages SSDI recipients whose jobs were affected by COVID-19 to apply for PUA benefits. 

3:21pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Harley-Davidson skids to a $92 million loss; bike lineup being trimmed. 
11:56am
WQOW. Children's Museum of Eau Claire closing for foreseeable future. 
4:37am
CNBC. Google is the first major company to formally extend work-from-home until summer 2021 - who's next?
4:01am
WFRV. Data shows 33% Brown County residents face bigger financial difficulties due to COVID-19 pandemic. 
3:37am
Fox 6. In reversal, feds say Wisconsinites on disability can get pandemic unemployment. 
3:32am
WQOW. New data shows more Wisconsin households failing to meet basic living needs. 
3:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State still working to clear unemployment backlog. 

Coronavirus

8:32am
National Nurses United. National nurse survey reveals devastating impact of reopening too soon. 

3:18pm
WSAW. Menominee Tribal Government closes offices, imposes curfew due to COVID-19. 
2:51pm
The Hill. 21 states now in federal 'red zone' for serious coronavirus outbreaks: study. 
2:45pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'It is insanity': Petition calls for tighter COVID-19 rules on Dane County busineses, gatherings. 
4:33am
Wausau Daily Herald. Coronavirus in Marathon County: Fourth resident dies, cases surge to 499.
4:26am
WKBT. Trempealeau County ranks sixth in COVID-19 case rate among all Wisconsin counties. 
4:21am
La Crosse Tribune. More severe COVID-19 cases in La Crosse County a 'warning sign' for the fall. 
4:18am
Racine Journal Times. Racine County's weekly COVID-19 positive test rate rises for first time in two months. 
4:02am
WEAU. La Crosse Co. Health Department wants faster COVID test results. 
4:00am
WISC. Dane Co. health officials on 17K negative COVID test backlog: Percent positivity 'was not the reason for the new orders that were issued in July.'
3:49am
WSAW. Planet Fitness requiring members, guests to wear masks. 
3:37am
WISN. Waukesha County sees spike in coronavirus cases. 
3:31am
WISC. COVID-19 testing event in Wisconsin Dells canceled. 
3:29am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Mask confusion: Patchwork quilt of rules, regs develops over COVID-19 face-covering issue. 
3:25am
New York Times. FEMA sends faulty protective gear to nursing homes battling virus. 
3:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin nursing homes receive faulty PPE from FEMA, face shortages. 
3:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As other states mandate masks, Wisconsin's path remains unclear. 

Statewide

11:47am
Focus on Energy. Reports prove Focus on Energy a worthwhile investment for Wisconsin. 
8:34am
UW Health. University of Wisconsin hospitals again ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin. 

Education

4:10pm
UW-Eau Claire. Announces cancellation of Oct. 2 Commencement ceremony. 
3:16pm
Marquette University. History professor honored with Haggerty Research Award. 
1:12pm
UW-Stout. Game design-art student receives national scholarship. 
3:21am
WIAC. Fall statement on COVID-19. 

2:46pm
Wisconsin State Journal. COVID-19 testing guidelines biggest factor in WIAC football cancellation. 
2:31pm
Cap Times. 'A bad plan made poorly': UW staff, students criticize 'vague' reopening plan.
4:03am
WKBT. La Crosse County public schools aim to open virtually Sept. 1.
4:00am
NBC 26. Kimberly School District lays out a plan to bring students back. 
3:58am
WKOW. Quarantine spaces and routine testing: UW-Madison outlines plans to reopen all dorms next month. 
3:58am
WKOW. Baraboo schools to begin year with in-person classes. 
3:57am
CBS 58. Grafton School Board approves five day a week reopening plan with virtual option. 
3:56am
WTMJ. Wauwatosa School Board considers phased-in plan for schools. 
3:55am
WAOW. Wausau School Board votes to start Fall semester virtually. 
3:42am
Appleton Post Crescent. Appleton School Board approves plan to send younger students back to school with masks full-time, older students part-time. 
3:40am
Beloit Daily News. Beloit School Board President demands testing be waived, employees receive hazard pay. 
3:35am
WISN. West Allis - West Milwaukee School District will begin fall classes virtually, then phase students inside. 
3:33am
WQOW. WIAC cancels majority of fall sports seasons. 

Local

3:17pm
Milwaukee Alds. Coggs, Dimitrijevic. Council approves resolution seeking to provide greater broadband access throughout Milwaukee. 
2:24pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Gov. Evers, Rep. Moore, Mliwaukee County Exec. Crowley and Milwauke Mayor Barrett raise questions and seek answers about President Trump's forthcoming expansion of federal law enforcement presence in Milwaukee. 
1:11pm
Charter Communications. Brings its advanced broadband network with faster internet speeds and expanded TV choices to the villages of Orfordville and Footville. 
11:44am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Appoints Milwaukee Public Library Director and City Librarian. 
8:40am
One Milwaukee Task Force. "We need federal aid, not federal agents."

Congress

11:42am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads bipartisan group of Senate and House members calling for more support for farmers, agriculture economy in next COVID19 relief package. 
8:41am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues introduce John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. 

3:14pm
Washington Post. Key Republican asks 100% disclosure on Paycheck Protection Loans. 
3:12pm
Politico. Republican senators deride key proposals in GOP virus package. 
1:18pm
CNBC. Republicans' relief plan includes $15 billion bailout of the child-care industry-but it falls short of what's needed, advocates say. 
4:11am
The Hill. Republicans want to send second round of PPP loans to smaller, hard-hit businesses. 
4:10am
Reuters. Republicans unveil coronavirus plan, slash emergency unemployment benefit. 
3:48am
AP. Mnuchin, Pelosi talk virus relief; GOP slashes jobless aid.

Politics

2:29pm
Polack for 1st Congress. Former Obama White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough endorses. 
2:27pm
Elmikashfi for 26th Senate. Education labor unions endorse. 
11:49am
Feyen for 18th Senate. Oshkosh City Council member Matt Mugerauer endorses. 
11:45am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Legislative donors undaunted by pandemic. 
8:36am
NextGen Wisconsin. To hold Vote-By-Mail Day of Action in partnership with Crooked Media. 
4:23am
Jaeger for 89th Assembly. Statement on JCI contamination spill. 

8:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As presidential candidates make their pitch to America's Dairyland, farmers divided on whether Trump has helped ag. 
8:44am
AP. Here's how Trump's opposition to mail voting hurts the GOP. 
4:31am
WTMJ. Daily COVID-19 tests for all in-person DNC attendees in Milwaukee: Report.
4:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Biden campaign blasts Trump for 'fumbled' coronavirus response, Wisconsin nursing homes' PPE shortages. 
3:40am
NBC 15. In-person absentee voting begins in Madison on Tuesday. 
3:39am
U.S. News & World Report. GOP's legislative committees outraise Democratic rivals. 
3:34am
WISN. Less than 100 days until Election Day, presidential campaigns intensify focus on Wisconsin. 
3:26am
WTMJ. Sen. Baldwin on WTMJ: 'We're going to find out very soon' if she's picked as Biden's running mate. 

Monday July 27, 2020

Governor

11:22am
Gov. Evers. Announces $41.6 million distributed through Wisconsin Farm Support Program. 

12:11pm
Fox 11. State to offer farmers second round of coronavirus aid. 

Legislative

4:17pm
Sen. Smith. Encourages farmers to apply in second round of Farm Support Program. 
3:01pm
Sen. Carpenter. The U.S. Senate should honor John Lewis by restoring the Voting Rights Act. 
4:16am
Sen. Darling. Statement on the passing of Bo Black. 

3:37am
Racine Journal Times. As calls for police reform grow, legislators get law enforcement perspectives through ride-alongs, jail tours. 

State Agencies

4:55pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 
4:14pm
DATCP. Dunn County horse tests positive for EEE. 
3:44pm
Serve Wisconsin. Receives Volunteer Generation Fund Grant to improve local disaster response efforts. 
2:09pm
DNR. Confirms spill at JCI/Tyco facility in Marinette. 
2:09pm
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Issues recommendations to Governor's Task Force on Climate Change. 
1:28pm
Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin.  Responding to the Governor's Task Force on Climate Change. 
1:03pm
DNR. Issues final site closure for state's largest Brownfield cleanup projec.t 
11:24am
DWD. Federal pandemic unemployment insurance ended July 25, Governor Evers, DWD, voice support for program restart. 
9:44am
DOT. State driver licenses and IDs are the most common forms of identification to show at the polls. 

3:32am
WSAW. Wisconsin DNR board will reconsider deer hunt amid meeting allegations. 
3:05am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: State AG says federal agents cannot attack peaceful protesters. 

Economy/Business

11:59am
Arch Electric. Awarded as a Top Solar Congtrator in Wisconsin. 

4:29am
WISN. Restaurants move tables to sidewalks, streets to allow social distancing. 
3:29am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin Dells businesses report slow start to summer season. 
3:26am
Madison.com. Wisconsin's smallest businesses faced biggest hurdles to get COVID-19 loans, experts say. 
3:07am
U.S. News & World Report. Jobless workers worry about end of federal pandemic aid. 

Coronavirus

11:25am
Sen. Nass. Wisconsin COVID-19 testing - serious validity concerns over backlog of negative results. 
11:23am
DMA. 27 July Update: Wisconsin National Guard continues statewide COVID-19 testing this week. 
3:59am
Waukesha County Exec .Farrow. Waukesha County, Wisconsin National Guard partner to host another 2-day free COVID-19 drive-thru test site. 
3:57am
Racine Mayor Mason. City to make masks available to the public as ordinance goes into effect on Monday. 

2:22pm
Fox 11. Fewest new coronavirus cases in 2 weeks accompanies less testing in Wisconsin Monday. 
2:20pm
Chicago Sun Times. Wisconsin being added to Chicago's travel quarantine order, Lightfoot says. 
1:55pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. As other states mandate masks, Wisconsin's path remains unclear. 
12:12pm
WTMJ. Wisconsin added to Washington D.C. high-risk state list, travelers asked to self-quarantine. 
9:02am
Spectrum News. Flu season and coronavirus pandemic don't mix, healthcare workers concerned. 
4:20am
Portage Daily Register. Local food pantries expands, adjust during COVID-19. 
4:13am
Oshkosh Northwestern. As Winnebago County considers COVID-19 ordinance, its state representative claims masks are ineffective. 
3:48am
NBC 15. Weekly average of new COVID-19 cases reaches record high; percent positive trending upward. 
3:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: Percentage of positive COVID-19 tests climbs to 9.6.
3:46am
WSAW. 104 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in central Wisconsin, most in a single day. 
3:34am
Spooner Advocate. 'Help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Barron County.'
3:31am
WSAW. 26 deaths in 3 U.S. convents, as nuns confront the pandemic. 
3:30am
WBAY. Door County resort closing for 2 weeks due to guests' COVID-19. 
3:28am
NBC 15. Surge in COVID-19 testing putting strain on Wisconsin labs. 
3:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 cases continue to surge in states across the U.S.
3:16am
WKOW. Dane County catches up on COVID-19 testing backlog, counts 17,000 more negative results. 
3:11am
WSAW. 5 residents at Mount View Care Center in Wausau test positive for COVID-19. 

Statewide

3:46pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Marshfield Medical Center-Minocqua hosts ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Courts

9:51am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Expanded Court of Appeals' eFiling pilot project begins Aug. 3. 

Education

4:13pm
Marquette University. Graduate student named investment software fellow. 
3:45pm
UW System. Online learning initiative to strengthen online instruction, advising. 
12:17pm
UW-Stout. Reimagined learning environment awaits students for fall semester. 
10:42am
Edgewood College. NACC competitions on hold until Spring 2021. 

2:10pm
WBAY. Fall sports suspended at St. Nobert, other Midwest Conference schools. 
9:00am
WTMJ. Wisconsin has one of the best school systems in the nation, new report says. 
4:10am
Racine Journal Times. With a remote start to the school year, parents worry about child care, IEPs and socialization. 
4:08am
The Hill. COVID-19 testing at universities threatens to strain nationwide capacity. 
3:25am
Racine Journal Times. Questions still remain for area schools after WIAA says sports are still on. 
3:13am
AP. Amid virus, uncertainty, parents decide how to school kids. 

Local

3:47pm
Milwaukee Ald. Dodd. When protests go from peaceful to illegal. 
12:07pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement. 
12:07pm
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Wisconsin company to dredge Duluth-Superior Harbor. 
9:04am
Waukesha County Parks & Land Use. Kicks off Adopt-A-Drain Program on World Conservation Day in Waukesha. 

1:54pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee County DA pledges to prosecute federal agents who break law as city contemplates their arrival. 
12:10pm
WISC. Madison police union issues vote of no confidence in Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. 
9:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wausau tourism head took payments from Expedia meant for city. 
3:56am
WCLO. Police seeing 'substantial increase' in local opioid overdoses during pandemic. 
3:42am
Tomah Journal. Monroe County reports lagging sales tax receipts. 
3:24am
WISN. Former Summerfest director Elizabeth 'Bo' Black dies. 
3:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee police, mayor are among those denouncing plan to send federal agents to city. 

Congress

12:15pm
The Hill. Senate GOP to propose cutting unemployment benefits in coronavirus relief plan. 
4:27am
WXPR. Baldwin, Democrats propose school, day care bill for COVID relief. 
3:43am
AP. White House, Senate GOP try again on $1 trillion virus aid. 
3:27am
La Crosse Tribune. New federal conservation bill will help 'connect the dots' for Wisconsin and driftless region. 

Politics

4:22pm
Bryant for 6th Senate. Strauss accused of racism, retaliation, and wrongful termination. 
1:52pm
RPW. Statement in response to the lack of information released on the death of Bernell Trammell. 
1:11pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Legislative fundraising committees raise record cash. 
1:09pm
Feyen for 18th Senate. Earns endorsement of Fond du Lac City Council Vice President Kay Miller. 
12:24pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Publishes Spanish voter guide online ahead of partisan primary election. 
10:41am
Stafsholt for 10th Senate. Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association endorses. 
9:05am
Lemmer for 48th Assembly. Rep. Melissa Sargent endorses. 
9:02am
Roys for 26th Senate. Conservation leader & former Rep. Spencer Black endorses. 
4:18am
Roys for 26th Senate. More county board supervisors endorse. 
4:17am
RPW. Statement in response to the death of Bernell Trammell. 
4:15am
Bryant for 6th Senate. Bo Black was my lighthouse in the storm. 

9:03am
Cap Times. Campaigns in Wisconsin adjust to COVID-19 conditions as they prep for November. 
9:01am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Former Wisconsin Badgers forward John Ellenson says timing right to run for Assembly seat. 
4:25am
USA Today. 'He's scaring our own voters': Republicans run into a Donald Trump problem as they push mail voting. 
4:22am
WEAU. 'Ebben for Wisconsin' rally held in Eau Claire. 
3:23am
Fox 11. Green Bay sets absentee ballot record more than two weeks before August 11th primary. 
3:21am
ABC News. Months away from Election Day, Democrats show signs of outpacing Republicans in mail voting. 
3:15am
AP. Wealthy donors pour millions into fight over mail-in voting. 

Friday July 24, 2020

Governor

10:17am
Gov. Evers. Orders flags to half-staff in honor of Army Cpl. Francie J. Rochon. 
9:08am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Trump's troops in Portland and the march to martial law. 
5:36am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement. 
5:23am
AG Kaul. Statement regarding deployment of federal agents to Milwaukee. 
4:52am
Gov. Evers. Letter to President Trump regarding federal law enforcement in Milwaukee.

12:04pm
WTMJ. Milwaukee police 'respectfully declines' deployment of federal agents in city. 
5:45am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers tells Trump to keep federal agents out of Milwaukee. Fox 6
4:55am
U.S. News & World Report. Surge of federal agents leaves many questions unanswered.
4:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers opposes Trump administration sending federal agents to Milwaukee. 
4:46am
WTMJ. 'Fascist tactics': Attorney General Kaul issues statement on federal agents coming to Wisconsin. 

Budget

4:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers: More UW System cuts coming, statewide mask mandate under consideration. 

Legislative

12:12pm
Rep. Vruwink. Column: Praying for a safe & successful school year. 
10:12am
Rep. Anderson. Commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  LRB-6365.
10:07am
Sen. Marklein. Column: The fair must go on. 

State Agencies

1:18pm
DMA. Even amidst COVID-19 pandemic, units complete annual traning to maintain readiness for state and federal missions. 
5:22am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Statement on Trump administration's anti-immigrant Census order. 

5:01am
WISC. Veterans want graffiti, murals on Madison museum removed. 
4:45am
WKOW. "It's a tremendously difficult balancing act," How Wisconsin DCF handles visits during the pandemic. 

Economy/Business

11:23am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Loss of federal unemployment stimulus will devastate Wisconsin working families, lead to over 65,000 additional jobs losses. 

10:33am
USA Today. 24 million Americans fear missing next rent payment as benefits dry up. 
10:30am
AP. AP-NORC poll: Nearly half say job lost to virus won't return. 
5:46am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Milwaukee-area companies' sales, profit expectations decline for third quarter, MMAC survey indicates. 
5:44am
Washington Post. 'A band-aid on a bullet wound': Workers are getting laid off anew as PPP runs out. 
5:12am
The Hill. Wave of evictions could be coming for nation's renters. 
4:44am
CBS 58. Extra $600 per week in unemployment benefits ends July 25 for Wisconsinites.
4:35am
Spectrum News. Amazon says it will bring hundreds of jobs to Wisconsin via four new delivery stations. 
4:34am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. State leaders optimistic about future of Wisconsin Rapids mill, say potential buyers are interested. 
4:27am
Fox 6. 'This is a crisis:' 25K sign up for rental assistance available for 2,500 Milwaukee households. 

Coronavirus

9:22am
Sen. Nass. Wisconsin COVID-19 testing - significant backlog in reporting of negative results. 

2:14pm
WBAY. De Pere Council to vote Tuesday on face mask ordinance. 
2:06pm
Reuters. Why COVID-19 is killing U.S. diabetes patients at alarming rates. 
12:27pm
Fox 11. Manitowoc enacts face mask policy at city-owned facilities. 
12:25pm
WEAU. Masks required at Clark County government office and facilities. 
5:58am
Beloit Daily News. National surge of COVID-19 cases strains local testing capacity, response. 
5:49am
Janesville Gazette. Some local residents waiting two weeks to get COVID testing results. 
5:31am
Racine Journal Times. Racine County buildings now require face masks, but no countywide ordinance. 
5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. County health departments behind in processing negative tests, affecting daily COVID-19 data. 
5:02am
NBC 26. Brown Co. Human Services Committee passes motion to draft face covering ordinances. 
5:00am
CBS 58. Walworth County Fair, Ribfest canceled due to increase in coronavirus cases. 
4:58am
CBS 58. Area doctors see 84-percent increase in COVID-19 cases in 10 to 19-year-old age group. 
4:43am
NBC 5. Wisconsin governor responds as state nears inclusion on Chicago travel order. 
4:41am
Wisconsin State Journal. PSC extends utility shutoff moratorium; more than 71,000 households had faced disconnection. 
4:39am
WSAW. Marathon Co. leaders ask for help to limit spread of COVID-19. 
4:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: Young people a third of new COVID-19 cases in July. 
4:29am
WSAW. Door County issues emergency order to wear face masks. 
4:28am
Fox 6. Gov. Evers: Statewide mask mandate 'something we're considering' as COVID-19 surges. 

Courts

9:13am
Door County Pulse. Supreme Court decision halts local transit projects. 

Education

2:09pm
UW-Madison. Aboretum Drive reopening to motor vehicle traffic July 31. 
11:22am
Marquette University.  Social and Cultural Sciences professor honored with Teaching Excellence Award. 
9:09am
Fast Fund. And MATC Faculty Union donate facemasks for MATC students. 

1:03pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UWM study on the state of Black Milwaukee describes the city as 'the epitome of a 21st century racial regime.'
12:23pm
WTMJ. Racine Unified School District will start the school year with remote learning. 
5:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As coronavirus spread increases in Wisconsin, schools look to virtual options. But access is uneven. 
5:32am
Cap Times. Edgewood College reinstates terminated faculty following appeals process. 
5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As Wisconsin schools try to reopen, many districts 'don't have a full-time nurse' according to DPI. 
5:04am
WFRV. Unified School District of De Pere releases "Return to School" plan. 
4:40am
WISN. Questions remain about school plans if students, staff get coronavirus. 
4:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin private schools have advantages - and concerns - public schools don't as they plan for fall. 
4:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Emails reveal new insight into failed UW System president search. 
4:31am
CNBC. CDC guidelines for schools reopening put heavy emphasis on having students back in classroom. 

Local

3:08pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Thanks Senator Tammy Baldwin for support of Senate resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. 
1:42pm
Milwaukee Council President Johnson. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ADA. 
5:35am
Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. Council could back legislation requiring federal law enforcement officers to wear visible identification. 

5:08am
WEAU. Eau Claire County to implement mandatory furloughs for employees. 

Congress

5:41am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Op-ed: No more blank checks from Congress for coronavirus.
5:21am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Amendment supporting Wisconsin dairy farmers passes House. 

5:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin congressional delegation divided on continuing COVID-19 unemployment benefits, other relief issues. 
5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2 Wisconsin Republicans vote against removing Confederate statues from Capitol while Ron Johnson blocks Juneteenth holiday. 
4:42am
WHBY. Johnson opposes extension of federal unemployment. 
4:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'We need help': First responders ask for mental health aid as part of pandemic response. 

Politics

2:20pm
Roys for 26th Senate. Endorsed by Women Lead Wisconsin. 
2:19pm
State Senate Democratic Committee. Darling dodges 100 days of work. 
2:08pm
State Senate Democratic Committee. 100 days of truant Senator Testin. 
1:02pm
Imes for 26th Senate. Environmental leader Tia Nelson endorses. 
10:15am
Zunker for 7th Congress. United Steelworkers District 2 endorse. 
10:14am
Priorities USA Action. Updates latest TV ad as coronavirus cases skyrocket under Donald Trump's failed leadership. 
9:20am
Zunker for 7th Congress. Rep. Tom Tiffany fails to protect the environment and outdoor recreation by voting against the Great American Outdoors Act. 

10:23am
Wall Street Journal. Coronavirus heightens partisan divide in Wisconsin county. 
4:29am
AP. Trump calls of Florida segment of GOP National Convention. 

Thursday July 23, 2020

Governor

3:51pm
Rep. Neubauer. Gov. Evers announces Racine-area schools eligible for over $2.5 million in coronavirus relief funds. 
12:57pm
Gov. Evers. Announces K-12 school eligible for $46.6 million. 

Budget

4:21am
UW-Madison Chancellor Blank. Statement on state agency funding lapse. 

5:48am
The Center Square. University of Wisconsin president says system has seen enough budget cuts. 
5:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: State spending is rising, but local government share drops. 

Legislative

2:10pm
Sen. Stroebel. Senate committee holds hearing on school instruction options. 
10:08am
Leg. Council. IssueBrief: Kathleen Papa v. DHS. 
5:32am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Robin Vos and Scott Fitzgerald have continually lied about partisan gerrymandering. 

5:43am
WCLO. Local senator's survey shows support for expanded health care, gun regulations. 

State Agencies

2:40pm
WHEDA. Awards National Housing Trust Funds. 
12:59pm
VFW - Department of Wisconsin. Calls for immediate clean-up of OUR veterans museum. 
12:27pm
DMA. Portion of Red Arrow headquarters returns to U.S. soil after Ukraine deployment. 
12:14pm
DNR. Rice Lake foreign exchange student wins 2021 State Park Sticker Design Contest. 
12:13pm
DATCP. Creates new Wisconsin Agriculture Youth Council. 
10:34am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Delivers Weekly Democratic Radio Address promoting WisCovered program. 
9:49am
Wisconsin Lottery. $22 million wining Powerball ticket claimed by Menomonie-area friends. 
9:36am
DNR. Next phase for DNR cleanup of Portage Canal to start by fall 2020. 
5:20am
DMA. Amid pandemic, new leader takes command of Wisconsin Guard disaster response unit. 

4:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Attorney General Josh Kaul joins Menominee tribal police to ask for help finding missing 22-year-old woman. 

Economy/Business

1:12pm
NBC 26. Budget cuts hinder local workforce development boards. 
1:08pm
Politico. A gap in federal unemployment benefits is now unavoidable. Here's why.
9:42am
AP. Virus sends jobless claims up for first time since March. 
5:17am
Cap Times. Hungry city: Food banks and farmers feed rising numbers in Dane County. 
4:55am
WKOW. State street business owners "fed up" after city council rejects recovery program to pay for protest damage. 
4:28am
Christian Science Monitor. Next pandemic threat to economy: A wave of evictions. 
4:24am
Wisconsin State Journal. Foxconn reports meeting jobs threshold for state funds, contract remains in question. 
4:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Unemployment rates drop in all 72 counties in Wisconsin.

Coronavirus

4:22pm
Citizens Utility Board. Wisconsin regulators cite surge in COVID-19 cases, delay shutoffs of utility customers. 
3:52pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Clancy. Facemask ordinance adopted. 
3:49pm
MCTS. To require masks on buses starting August 1. 
2:41pm
Milwaukee Ald. Rainey. PSC votes to extend moratorium on utility disconnections. 
2:39pm
PSC. Votes to extend the COVID-19 utility disconnection moratorium. 
1:40pm
WISPIRG. Top health care professionals to Wisconsin leaders: time to shut down, start over and do it right.  Letter.
11:00am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement regarding anti-masking rally in downtown Madison. 

1:14pm
Fox 11. Oneida Nation issues face covering mandate. 
12:18pm
WTMJ. Village of Whitefish Bay passes ordinance requiring masks to be worn indoors. 
12:18pm
WBAY. Towns and villages looking to Brown County for mask mandate. 
10:25am
Cap Times. Wisconsin hits coronavirus record as cases in Dane County, Milwaukee dwindle.
9:41am
AP. AP-NORC poll: 3 in 4 Americans back requiring wearing masks. 
9:41am
Reuters. U.S. eviction bans are ending. That could worsen the spread of coronavirus. 
5:42am
Appleton Post Crescent. State health department adds 712 new COVID-19 cases, virus activity remains 'high' in 80% of Wisconsin counties. 
5:18am
Beloit Daily News. Rock County Board to consider non-binding mask resolution. 
5:16am
Sheboygan Press. After 28 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, Sheboygan County saw 30 more by mid-week. 
5:09am
Reuters. U.S. records over 1,100 new coronavirus deaths for second day in a row. 
4:57am
WKOW. Dane Co. Executive Parisi wants to keep COVID-19 testing site at Alliant Energy Center open for rest of 2020. 
4:54am
WEAU. Trempealeau Co. ranks sixth highest in state for COVID-19 case rate. 
4:33am
Lake Geneva Regional News. Lake Geneva face-mask mandate up for a vote Monday. 
4:32am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Brown County COVID-19: Four workers, but no patients, test positive as Oneida Nation nursing facility. 
4:31am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse County reports 12 new coronavirus cases, moves into severe category per Coulee COVID-19 Compass. 
4:30am
Fox 6. 'This is a new experience:' Wisconsin experts say anxiety could lead to noncompliance with mask mandates. 
4:23am
Fox 6. 'Young people engage in close contact:' COVID-19 spreads as people attend social gatherings, officials say. 
4:20am
Fox 6. Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota enact mask mandates, Gov. Evers resists statewide order. 
4:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: 58 counties have 'high' levels of COVID-19 activity, but some report downward trajectory. 
4:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. (Audio) Wisconsin lab to be central in national COVID-19 research. 

Statewide

10:07am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Mitchell signs on as Farmer Labor Organizaer.
5:31am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Celebrates ADA 30th. 

Education

3:10pm
UW-Stevens Point. Remodel to create UW-Stevens Point Welcome Center. 
2:58pm
WAICU. Wisconsin's private colleges hold statewide virtual visit week. 
12:14pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Urges Madison West High School to reconsider racially segregated group discussions. 
9:34am
UW-Eau Claire. Philanthropic alumnus quietly gave back to community. 
9:34am
Vote Yes 2 Invest. Announces campaign co-chairs. 
9:28am
Survival Coalition. Releases report sharing families' struggles with virtual education for children with disabilities during COVID-19. 

12:16pm
Fox 11. WIAA decides there will be fall sports. 
5:19am
Baraboo News Republic. Teachers, school staff in Sauk County hesitant to return to in-person classes this fall. 
5:08am
USA Today. Back to school? Most major schools are heading toward online class as COVID-19 cases spike. 
4:57am
WISN. Franklin High School athletics postponed after teen COVID outbreak in city. 
4:52am
Up North News. Wisconsin has roughly 6.900 substitute teachers. It's not enough during COVID, say officials. 
4:43am
WSAW. Stevens Point district testing DPI parent survey to get students connected to internet sources before school begins. 

Local

3:50pm
Racine Mayor Mason. Statement on the Council's deferral of HWY 20 project to August 5th meeting and the delay of the HWY 32 move off of Main Street. 
1:02pm
City of Madison. Joins Vision Zero initiative - even one traffic death is too many. 
11:47am
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. County Board endorses call for criminal justice reform. 
9:30am
Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board. Workforce partners expanding outreach and virtual services, and relocating flagship location to downtown Waukesha. 

5:33am
CBS 58. 'Leave us alone:' Protesters react to idea of federal agents in Milwaukee, city commission deciding its role. 
4:52am
WEAU. National Weather Service rates Cadott tornado as EF0.
4:18am
Fox 6. 'He lost time:' Chief's attorney requests extension on deadlines for 11 directives from FPC. 

Congress

4:21pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. President Trump should not deploy troops to Milwaukee. 
4:18pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Durbin, Smith, Bustos. Introduce legislation to address teacher shortages in low-income and communities of color. 
1:01pm
NIVA. Applauds bi-partisan relief bill. Save Our Stages Act will assist independent venues during the pandemic. 
10:07am
U.S. Sen. Baldiwn. And colleagues urge significant new, flexible funding for state and local governments. 
9:31am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Johnson. Introduce resolution recommending the next U.S. Navy submarine be named "U.S.S. Wisconsin."
5:27am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on Confederate statue bill.  
5:26am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. GAOA takes important steps to preserve Wisconsin's state and community parks. 

4:42am
AP. White House, GOP agree on virus testing in new aid bill. 
4:41am
Politico. 'It's a mess': Congress prepares to lurch over unemployment aid cliff. 
4:27am
Politico. Senate Republicans: No reason for Biden to 'sound the alarm' on Russia. 
4:26am
Politico. Senate Republicans secure impeachment witness who flagged concern about Hunter Biden. 
4:22am
WKBT. Democratic lawmakers call for U.S. Senate to unanimously consent on legislation to federalize medical supply chain. 

Politics

3:11pm
Voces de la Frontera. First round of candidate endorsements for August 11th Wisconsin elections. 
2:09pm
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Rep. Murphy spouse endorses. 
1:41pm
Roys for 26th Senate. Rep. Chris Sinicki endorses. 
11:44am
Hansen for 30th Senate. State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski endorses. 
9:38am
Priorities USA. New digital ad: Former Republicans, tired of Trump, look to Joe Biden to forge a path forward. 
5:21am
Drew for 43rd Assembly. Sip and Support Fundraiser. 

12:22pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. How Wisconsin's 23,000 rejected absentee ballots could spell trouble for the November election. 
4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mail-in ballot requests for August election already top 2016 Partisan Primary turnout in Wisconsin. 

Wednesday July 22, 2020

Governor

4:15pm
PROFS, ASPRO, ASM. Statement from UW System governance groups on recent budget cuts, new COVID-19 funding and preparations for the 2021-23 state budget. 
1:41pm
UW System President Thompson. Statement on funding cuts. 
1:30pm
Gov. Evers. Announces additional cuts to state spending due to COVID-19.

2:24pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers seeks another $250M in state budget cuts to offset pandemic revenue losses. 
2:22pm
Fox 11. Gov. Evers announces cuts to state spending due to COVID-19. 

Budget

9:24am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. State's share of public spending rises. 

Legislative

3:23pm
Rep. Hebl. Safety of schoolchildren must be #1 priority. 
2:43pm
Sen. Ringhand. 2020 survey results posted online. 
12:23pm
Sen. Marklein. Calls on Governor to spend CARES Act funds on broadband expansion grant program. 
10:25am
Sen. Smith. Column: The People's Maps Commission: By the People and for the People. 

State Agencies

2:42pm
WHEDA. Welcomes applications for rural affordable workforce housing initiative. 
2:10pm

OCI. Governor's Prescription Drug Task Force hears challenges, strategies from diverse stakeholders. 

1:42pm
ABC of Wisconsin. Statement on DSPS commercial plan review backlog. 
11:48am
DWD. Releases virtual workplace bulletin board. 
11:47am
WEDC. City of Ripon receives $190,000 state grant to support redevelopment of a vacant grocery store. 
9:22am
State Treasurer Godlewski. BCPL approves over $8 million community projects in July. 
9:20am
DSPS. Overhauls plan review process, expediting turnaround time, improving efficiency, leveling customer expectations. 

2:34pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Regulatory changes speed up review process at Department of Safety and Professional Services. 
4:21am
Wisconsin State Journal. Veterans push for repair of Wisconsin Veterans Museum. 

Economy/Business

12:25pm
COWS. State of Working Wisconsin 2020 now live. 
12:18pm
DWD. Juen local employment and unemployment data released. 
12:17pm
Charter Communications. Extends its advanced network in the Town of King as part of a public-private broadband construction project. 
9:16am
WEDC. Reviews more than 30,500 applications for We're All In grants for small businesses. 
9:13am
Wisconsin Builders Association. Homebuilding numbers remain steady. 
6:38am
Alliant Energy. Announces accelerated sustainability goals in new Corporate Responsibility Report. 

2:40pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison mayor, others call for moratorium as thousands face utility shutoff Friday. 
2:32pm
WBAY. WEDC provides $40.7 million in COVID-19 grants to 16,300 businesses. 
2:14pm
Fox 11. June unemployment in Wisconsin cities, counties down from May. 
2:13pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Homebuilding in Wisconsin down 3.8% in first half of year. 
12:10pm
WTMJ. Unemployment checks will look at lot smaller after federal deadline. 
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As pandemic continues, Milwaukee-area businesses reduce expectations for sales, profits and hiring, according to survey. 
4:27am
Spectrum News. As coronavirus spreads, Wisconsin's economic recovery halts, mimicking other states' patterns. 
4:25am
Wisconsin Watch. 'It doesn't look like there's an end in sight to this': Pandemic drags on as $600 unemployment lifeline expires. 

Coronavirus

4:31pm
Wisconsin Medical Community. Open letter to the people of Wisconsin. 
3:47pm
Iron Mountain Daily News. COVID-19 cases rise in UP, Wisconsin. 
1:20pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County calls on federal government to bolster CARES funding for local COVID-19 response efforts as pandemic continues. 
12:19pm
DHS. State health agency finds behavioral health challenges are compounded by COVID-19. 

2:37pm
U.S. News & World Report. Racine enacts mask mandate; Evers resists statewide order. 
2:33pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Three more Wisconsin cities to require masks in most public spaces. 
2:30pm
WISC. Sauk County will not order countywide mask requirement. 
2:21pm
WDIO. City of Superior adopts mask resolution. 
2:19pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. COVID-19 testing site overwhelmed as Waukesha County deals with sharply rising coronavirus infections. 
2:15pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin opioid overdoses jump 117% since pandemic began.
5:22am
Up North News. Businesses, education need broadband expansion to survive COVID-19. 
5:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 cases in nursing homes increase with community spread. 
5:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Brookfield could reinstate its state of emergency order over 'climbing' coronavirus cases in Waukesha County. 
5:05am
Wausau Daily Herald. Marathon County COVID-19 cases triple in past month; people in 20s account for most cases. 
5:02am
The Hill. U.S. records over 1,000 daily coronavirus deaths for first time in July. 
4:49am
AP. Trump says virus in U.S. will get worse before it gets better. 
4:48am
AP. AP Source: NFL offers players to scrap all preseason games.
4:47am
WKBT. Dollar Tree, Family Dollar reverse on masks. 
4:44am
NBC 26. Green Bay Common Council approves face covering ordinance in 7-5 vote. 
4:43am
WISC. Dane County calls on state leaders to order statewide mask requirement. 
4:42am
WISC. Blain's Farm & Fleet to require masks in stores starting Thursday. 
4:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Packers CEO says home games could see as few as 10,000 - 12,000 fans at Lambeau, if any. 
4:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. For the first time ever, Wisconsin surpasses 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in 1 day. 
4:37am
WAOW. Schools. businesses seek immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits as cases surge. 
4:36am
WTMJ. Rising number of older children getting COVID-19 in Milwaukee County. 
4:33am
Fox 6. COVID-19 test site in Waukesha closes early due to demand; alderman submits mask proposal. 
4:30am
WISN. Racine Common Council approves mask mandate -- with fines. Fox 6. 
4:28am
WISC. Wisconsin National Guard end date approaching, need for testing continues. 
4:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. DOC completes COVID-19 testing for all inmates, staff in Wisconsin prison system. 

Statewide

1:36pm
Badger Institute. Universal licensure recognition bills gain momentum. 
1:23pm
Forward Analytics. Releases 3rd edition of The Green Book, a Book of County Facts. 
9:17am
Wsiconsin Safety Council. Leslie Ptak honored with Lifetime Achievement Award following retirement from OSHA.

Courts

9:21am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Christopher S. Petros. 

5:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin joins lawsuit challenging change to Clean Water Act that limits states' power to prevent pollution. 

Education

2:26pm
UW-Madison. 3D-sensing wristband opens possibilities for sign language translation, virtual reality. 
2:08pm
UW-Eau Claire. Grad builds career using her passion for political science and public health. 
1:21pm
UW-Madison. New 3D-printed artery can monitor blockages from the inside. 
12:03pm
UW-Eau Claire. Gen 2 Blugold Beginnings: Cousins join the program. 
9:21am
UW-Stout. Video production major hones skills by making short film. 
6:29am
Marquette University. Biomedical sciences professor honored with Teaching Excellence Award. 
6:27am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Annual summit to be held virtually Friday, July 24.

2:16pm
AP. AP-NORC poll: Very few Americans back full school reopening. 
12:09pm
Fox 11. Neenah gives parents options for school year amid pandemic. 
11:54am
CNBC. Layoffs and lawsuits: Colleges resort to last-ditch efforts to stay afloat. 
5:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Athletics' revenue hit from COVID-19 could pass $100 million without a football season. 
4:45am
Fox 11. COVID-19 throws college plans on shaky grounds. 
4:35am
WTMJ. WIAA to discuss fall sports plans Thursday. 
4:34am
CBS 58. Milwaukee Health Department to issue new order that would allow schools to reopen with approved plan. 
4:27am
Fox 6. Who gets the final say? School reopening confusion arises in Milwaukee. 
4:24am
Portage Daily Register. Portage school official: Trump can't dictate whether schools reopen in fall. 
4:23am
WSAW. Inside the decision-making turmoil: For parents and school administrators, there's no easy answers. 
4:21am
WEAU. First student presumed positive COVID-19 case at open area school. 
4:17am
WSAW. Mosinee School Board moves forward with in-person fall school plans. 

Local

3:23pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. To Milwaukee Common Council: "No weapons of war for Milwaukee Police Department.
6:33am
Voces de la Frontera. Endorses Fire & Police Commission directives to Police Chief Morales and demands release of tapes of Joel Acevedo murder. 

4:48am
WQOW. Spotters confirm multiple tornadoes in western Wisconsin, damage reports coming in. 
4:42am
WKOW. Madison Common Council approves termination of SRO contract, votes on business assistance programs. 
4:19am
NBC 15. Overdose deaths in Madison up over 50 percent in the last year. 

Congress

4:14pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Senate colleagues demand answers from AG Barr and Acting Secretary Wolf on deployment of anonymous federal agents in American cities. 
12:08pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Statement on House passage of NDAA. 
6:37am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on Fenobrite's effect on COVID-19. 
6:31am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Amendment holding Iran accountable passes House and included in defense bill. 

2:50pm
CNBC. GOP considers extending unemployment benefit at reduced level of $100 a week through December. 
5:30am
AP. GOP splits as virus aid package could swell past $1 trillion. 
4:54am
Politico. 'Crashing down': How the child care crisis is magnifying racial disparities. 
4:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrats reportedly cite Ron Johnson probe in demand for FBI briefing on foreign election tampering. 
4:17am
NBC News. 'What the hell are we doing?' Senate Republicans clash over coronavirus relief. 
4:15am
WSAW. Sen. Baldwin pushing for more money to schools. 

Politics

9:16am
Fitzgerald for 5th Congress. Sensenbrenner endorses. 
9:14am
Brooks for 21st Assembly. Announces endorsement from Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas. 
6:42am
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Applaud Green Bay's efforts to expand safe and accessible voting. 

4:51am
U.S. News & World Report. Biden launches wide battleground push with ads, surrogates. 
4:29am
Appleton Post Crescent. As Wisconsin breaks 1,000 new cases, Joe Biden blames virus spread on Trump and GOP lawmakers. 
4:25am
CBS 58. Campaign 2020 Exclusive: One-on-one with Joe Biden. 
4:18am
NBC 15. Monona will only have 1 polling place for next month's election. 
4:18am
WQOW. Drive-thru voting returns for August primary in Eau Claire. 

Tuesday July 21, 2020

Legislative

3:17pm
VFW, Department of Wisconsin. Honors Andre Jacque as Legislator of the Year. 
12:39pm
Rep. Kitchens, Sen. Cowles. Letter to DNR Sec. Cole regarding Potawatomi State Park tower. 
5:19am
Rep. Brooks. Named Friend of Home Health Care. 

State Agencies

2:11pm
AG Kaul. Joins multistate lawsuit challenging Trump administration rule curtailing states' Clean Water Act oversight. 
2:01pm
OCI. Governor's Prescription Drug Task Force focuses on prescription drug manufacturing and consumer discount programs. 
11:08am
Clean Wisconsin. 1000 Wisconsinites show up to demand action on climate crisis. 
10:11am
DNR. Carnivorous plant last seen 40 years ago among finds by rare plant detectives. 
9:01am
DATCP. Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants now open for 2021. 

4:19am
U.S. News & World Report. Board OKs restoring Capitol statues, launching money drive. 

Economy/Business

10:10am
WARF, Wisconsin Technology Council, Michael Best Strategies, UW-Milwaukee. 'Endless Frontier' series to highlight Midwest R&D; how federal act can build on assets for U.S. economy. 
5:20am
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 

12:06pm
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Verso shutdown would have devastating impact on forestry, trucking, construction industries. 
4:34am
WISN. Lack of in-person baseball fans has ripple effect on Milwaukee economy. 
4:25am
Spectrum News. Brewers discuss economic effects of empty stadiums. 
4:20am
WISC. Over 138,000 people await unemployment benefits as federal supplement set to expire. 

Coronavirus

12:36pm
Wisconsin Center for Nursing. Bader Philanthropies awards COVID-19 grant.

3:20pm
WKOW. Big 8 Conference cancels conference competition for the fall. 
9:05am
WISC. Wisconsin has the second-fewest COVID-19 restrictions in the U.S., study says. 
9:04am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Increased number of people await COVID-19 test results in Door, Kewaunee counties. 
5:45am
NBC 26. Green Bay Mayor announces plans for face covering requirement. 
5:12am
Racine Journal Times. City of Racine mask ordinance officially proposed, could go in effect next week. 
4:36am
Spooner Advocate. County has two more cases, plus health department says cooperation needed when doing contact tracing. 
4:34am
Kenosha News. Record increase for county COVID-19 cases as more young people contract virus. 
4:25am
Fox 6. 'He said bars are part of the problem:' Photos of Mayor Barrett in Door County stir pot on social media. 
4:24am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Oshkosh mayor encourages people to wear masks in public amid surge in COVID-19 cases. 

Environment/Outdoors

12:05pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. EPA signs off on standards to reduce phosphorus pollution in the Wisconsin River basin. 

Statewide

4:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee, Madison workers join nationwide protests over racial injustice, labor issues. 

Courts

12:16pm
U.S. News & World Report. Federal suit over local Wisconsin COVID-19 orders dismissed. 
4:22am
WAOW. Wisconsin joins motion to stop pandemic relief money from going to private schools. 

Education

3:16pm
UW-Eau Claire. Current and future Blugolds show interest in new public health major. 
1:46pm
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold works to build cultural competence, understanding of white privilege. 
12:42pm
UW-Platteville. Lerner receives Outstanding Faculty/Instructional Academic Staff Academic Advisor Award. 
11:55am
UW-Madison. Detailed view of viral replication machinery lends new insights into infection. 
11:09am
Marquette University. Public safety scholar returns for virtual "On the Issues" July 22. 
11:08am
UW-Madison. Named member of new $25 million Midwest quantum science institute. 

5:13am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Eau Claire school board approves reopening plan: Two days of in-person classes for most grades. 
4:54am
WKBT. La Crosse schools' reopening likely to be hybrid of in-person, virtual. 
4:53am
WEAU. Eau Claire School Board passes reopening plan. 
4:50am
NBC 26. GBAPS lays out timeline for school year guidelines. 
4:49am
WKOW. 'We don't have the authority,' state officials won't order schools to start virtually. 
4:42am
Fox 6. Milwaukee health officials explain why city is not allowing in-person learning. 
4:41am
WDIO. Superior School Board approves three scenarios for fall. 
4:36am
Spectrum News. School bus companies prepare for safe student transport amidst coronavirus. 
4:31am
WISC. DPI: Wisconsin law gives school districts, state and local health agencies authority to close school buildings. 
4:22am
WUWM. Milwaukee schools say they were blindsided by health department order banning in-person classes. 
4:21am
WISN. Milwaukee colleges, universities ask for exception to in-person class ban. 

Local

3:48pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. "Waukesha County Cares" community blood drive week aims to address dire blood shortage July 27-August 2. 
3:32pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Condemns federal abductions in Oregon and plans to bring similar tactics to Milwaukee. 
2:01pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. County awards 2020 Dane County Environmental Council Grants. 
12:37pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Comments on proposed tear gas, pepper spray policy changes, lawsuit update in new requirements for Police Chief Morales. 
11:12am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Introduces proposal to  fully allocate $77 million in Federal CARES Act grants. 
11:10am
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. Committee moves forward with grants to help bolster voting access, security. 
5:20am
Milwaukee Council President Johnson. White House threat of federal agents in Milwaukee is unnecessary. 
4:57am
Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. John Lewis: A champion for the rights of the underserved and underrepresented. 
4:56am
Milwaukee Common Council Members. We can do better. 
4:55am
Milwaukee Common Council Members. Too many failures: We have no confidence in Chief Morales. 

4:48am
WISN. FPC: MPD Chief's job hinges on compliance with 11 lengthy orders. 
4:47am
WTMJ. 7 Milwaukee Alders say they have "no confidence" in police chief. 

Congress

12:21pm
The Hill. Trump aims to bar undocumented immigrants from counting toward House representation. 
9:12am
The Hill. Mayors call for $250B in emergency assistance to cities.
4:41am
Politico. Trump and Republicans divided on key pieces of coronavirus relief. 
4:40am
AP. Trump, Congress square off over virus aid as crisis worsens. 
4:38am
AP. U.S. virus aid far off as EU digs deep to aid ailing economies. 
4:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. White House hints at federal response to protests in Milwaukee. 

Politics

2:00pm
A Better Wisconsin Together. Dan Kapanke keeps cashing in on votes he has made on behalf of corporate donors. 
1:49pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Announces 2020 legislative candidate endorsements. 
1:35pm
VoteSafe Wisconsin. Wisconsin's current and former Attorneys  General launch bipartisan coalition to ensure safe voting practices during COVID-19. 
1:16pm
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Sen. Jacque endorses. 
1:02pm
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Announces second round of endorsements. 
12:10pm
Polack for 1st Congress. Releases new digital ad in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District. 
10:10am
Ebben for 3rd Congress. U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan endorses. 
9:03am
Zunker for 7thj Congress. Senator Tammy Baldwin endorses. 
9:00am
Roys for 26th Senate. Steelworkers union endorses. 

12:07pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Current and former state and local leaders launching effort to boost absentee voting, making polling locations safe. 
4:32am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. In Wisconsin, Biden's political moderation could find favor in the battleground state. 

Monday July 20, 2020

Governor

4:14pm
Blumenfeld & Associates. Statement on the passing of Ben Belzer. 
9:36am
Gov. Evers. Announces the passing of Ben Belzer. 
9:30am
Coalition of Urban Education Associations. To Governor Evers, Superintendent Stanford Taylor, Secretary Palm: Act now to keep our students and workers safe. 

2:59pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin's largest teachers unions call for online school. 
9:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Teachers unions in largest districts call on Tony Evers to require school start virtually. 

Legislative

3:16pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Elected chair of State Capitol and Executive Residence Board. 
2:50pm
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on the passing of U.S. Rep. John Lewis and Reverend C.T. Lewis. 
1:06pm
Sen. Darling. And local school officials support re-opening guidelines for area schools. 
8:49am
WiAHC. Announces 2019-2020 "Friend of Home Health Care" recipients.
8:43am
ACR Section of NASS. Honors Wisconsin's Legislative Reference Bureau as the 2020 Robert J. Colborn, Jr. Innovation Award winner. 
5:16am
Sen. Taylor. Joins nation on mourning loss of civil rights leaders. 
5:11am
Rep. Myers. Statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis. 

4:02am
Spectrum News. State lawmakers at odds over unemployment reform. 

State Agencies

3:30pm
DOT. Offers information on obtaining an ID to vote. 
3:29pm
AG Kaul. Sues EPA over rule undermining mercury, air toxics standards. 
3:15pm
DNR. Incidental take notice for Racine County. 
1:04pm
AG Kaul. Seeks court order to immediately block DeVos rule threatening K-12 public school pandemic funds. 
5:17am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard selected for new partnership with Papua New Guinea. 

Economy/Business

9:32am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. Lower impact of pandemic on June home sales as economy improves. 
8:52am
Small Business Development Center. Effort to increase profitability of Wisconsin farm businesses. 

2:56pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Briggs & Stratton files for bankruptcy as part of proposed sale to KPS Capital Partners. 
9:39am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Post-eviction ban, Brown County eviction filings are up 23% compared to this time last year. 
9:33am
Spectrum News. Eviction rates likely to continue increasing during pandemis. 
9:04am
Appleton Post Crescent. 'What do we do now?': With federal support running out, Wisconsin child care providers struggle to survive the pandemic. 
4:53am
AP. Thousands to walk off job to protest racial inequality. 
4:46am
The Hill. Jobless claims raise stakes in battle over COVID-19 aid.
4:42am
USA Today. There are two COVID Americas. One hopes for an extension of federal unemployment and stimulus. The other is saving and spending. 
4:40am
USA Today. Moment of truth: Some homeowners expect to struggle to pay mortgage when extra unemployment ends. 
4:35am
WISC. Madison Concourse Hotel joins list of companies forced to make layoffs due to pandemic. 
4:19am
Fox 6. Milwaukeeans need to earn $17.73 an hour to afford rent, report shows. 
4:16am
Wisconsin State Journal. COVID-19 posing difficult choices for Wisconsin's immigrant workers. 
4:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Many families in Wisconsin are 'close to becoming homeless' as effects of pandemic continue and help dries up. 
4:09am
Politico. America's hidden economic crisis: Widespread wage cuts. 

Coronavirus

4:14pm
DOC. Comprehensive testing for COVID-19 at institutions complete. 
1:02pm
DMA. 20 July Update: Wisconsin National Guard surpasses 250,000 specimens collected for COVID testing; statewide testing continues this week. 
8:48am
Jazz at Five. Cancels the 2020 Performance Series, but sponsors continue to support the local jazz community. 
8:45am
Wisconsin Restaurant Association, WRA, WHA, Wisconsin Safety Council, Wisconsin Grocers Association, WCA, Wisconsin Medical Society, Wisconsin Builders Association. Broad Wisconsin coalition advocates for public, economic health amid pandemic. 
5:11am
Waukesha County Health and Human Services. Partners with Wisconsin National Guard to host 2-day free COVID-19 drive-thru test site. 

3:11pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin adds 703 COVID-19 cases, setting another Monday record. 
3:09pm
Fox 11. Green Bay Council to consider face covering requirement.
9:03am
Fox 11. 'Everyone must do their part': Wisconsin groups releases coronavirus PSA. 
4:50am
Reuters. U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass 140,000 as outbreak worsens. 
4:37am
WXOW. Festival, Aldi implement mask mandates. 
4:36am
WXOW. Vernon County encourages the public to wear face masks. 
4:33am
WQOW. Eau Claire business owners petition for mask ordinance. 
4:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. (Audio) Gov. Tony Evers on latest escalation of COVID case numbers. 
4:21am
Sheboygan Press. 880 new COVID cases take Wisconsin past 40,000, as growth spreads to other age groups besides 20-somethings. 
4:18am
AP. State and local officials tussle over virus restrictions. 
4:12am
WISC. Positive percentage of new COVID-19 tests rises to 10.3% as over 800 more cases confirmed. Wisconsin Public Radio. 
4:10am
The Hill. Bars become new flashpoint in COVID-19 fight. 
4:06am
AP. Trump talks less about virus, states look inward for answers. 
4:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Hospital leaders ask Green Bay officials to institute mask mandate. 
4:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Calls for more coronavirus testing as Wisconsin sees 'significant community spread.'

Statewide

2:49pm
Gathering Waters. Names Wisconsin's 2020 Land Conservation Leadership Award winners. 

Courts

1:57pm
AG Kaul. Announces lawsuit against Trump administration for allowing health care discrimination. 

4:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal judge throws out lawsuit challenging coronavirus rules across Wisconsin. 

Education

4:22pm
UW-Stevens Point. New chief business officer begins. 
4:11pm
Marquette University. President's Challenge for COVID-19 Response winners announced. 
1:57pm
UW-Stout. Adults oping to finish bachelor's degree have new options. 
10:56am
UW-Eau Claire. To host arts camp for teens in 2021: The Midwest Artist Academy.  
10:55am
UW-Eau Claire. NEH grant to fund new certificate combining humanities, health research. 
8:41am
Vote Yes to Invest. Launches campaign to support Madison referendum. 

3:01pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Sun Prairie, Middleton-Cross Plains districts poised to start school year all online. 
5:00am
Janesville Gazette. Janesville School District teachers preparing for the unknown. 
4:20am
Fox 6. Menomonee Falls district postpones summer athletic activities due to COVID concerns. 
4:12am
AP. Facing uncertain fall, school make flexible reopening plans. 

Local

4:28pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement. 
4:13pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Names Brandon Weathersby as new Director of Communications. 
1:03pm
Milwaukee Ald. Borkowski. Voices his continuing support for Chief Alfonso Morales. 
8:51am
City  of Madison. City launches Kiva small business loan match program. 
8:40am
Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association. Statement in support of Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales. 
5:30am
Milwaukee Ald. Zamarripa. Layoffs hit Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.
5:21am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Mourns the passing of civil rights pioneer and American patriot Congressman John R. Lewis (D-Ga.).
5:09am
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Appoints Nicole Best to Milwaukee County Pension Board. 
5:08am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Announces resignation of Milwaukee County Emergency Management Director Christine Westrich. 

9:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State law allows suspended officers to remain on payroll, often for years. 
4:34am
WEAU. NWS confirms EF-1 tornado hit Pierce County Saturday night. 
4:22am
Racine Journal Times. Surges in cop retirements reported in Milwaukee, New York, but not in Racine County. 

Congress

5:20am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis. 
5:17am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Statement on passing of Rep. John Lewis. 

3:05pm
Reuters. Trump plans to send federal law enforcement personnel to Democratic-led U.S. cities. 
9:55am
Reuters. U.S. Congress girds for a fight over new coronavirus aid bill. 
4:17am
WQOW. Kind & Johnson discuss coronavirus relief at Eau Claire event. 

Politics

3:17pm
Asbury for 55th Assembly. Signs new pledge in fear special interest groups will influence election & Cabral-Guevara violates RACC Clean Campaign pledge. 
3:14pm
Ebben for 3rd Congress. U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko endorses. 
2:48pm
Lyerly for 88th Assembly Reports fundraising success. 
1:08pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. State Dems raised 10X more than Republicans in recent months. 
1:07pm
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Endorsed by Americans for Prosperity-WI. 
9:31am
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Signed clean campaign pledge. 
8:39am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Announces endorsement of Racheal Cabral-Geuvara. 
5:24am
Roys for 26th Senate. Rep. Shelia Stubbs endorses, calls Roys "a progressive trailblazer who fights for social justice and racial equity."

4:34am
Fox 11. Conservative candidate for 55th State Assembly District has property vandalized. 
4:03am
The Hill. Ryan warned Trump was losing key voters in Wisconsin, other states: NYT. 

Friday July 17, 2020

Budget

5:16am
Brownfield Ag News. COVID-19, budget cuts might affect Wisconsin's new Dairy Innovation Hub. 

Legislative

4:03pm
Rep. Edming. Joins President Trump at the White House to promote deregulation. 
10:08am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Building Broadband. 
9:31am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Report fraud, waste, and mismanagement in state government to Legislative Audit Bureau Hotline (1-877-FRAUD-17)
9:30am
LAB. Report 20-6: Fraud, Waste, and Mismanagement Hotline. Briefing Sheet.  

4:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democratic lawmakers propose overhaul of unemployment laws but face GOP opposition. 
4:47am
WKOW. 2013 law removed several protections, now making people ineligible for unemployment benefits. 
4:39am
Fox 6. Wisconsin's unemployment rate falls, still thousands wait for 1st checks to arrive. 

State Agencies

4:08pm
DNR. EPA approves site-specific phosphorus criteria for multiple Wisconsin lakes. 
3:45pm
DMA. Redesigned health and wellness course aims to improve physical, mental, spiritual, social, and financial well-being. 
2:17pm
Milwaukee Ald. Rainey. Council members seek reversal of utility power shut-off decision. 
11:13am
DATCP. Hosting 'Question, Persuade, Refer' virtual traning sessions for agriculture service providers and farmers. 

4:35am
WBAY. New 24/7 hotline hopes to reach Wisconsin farmers struggling with mental health. 
4:22am
Fox 6. Wisconsin prison workers fired, suspended after April escape. 

Economy/Business

2:13pm
AP. Stress rises for unemployed as extra $600 benefit nears end. 
2:06pm
WTMJ. More than 1K employees permanently laid off from Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. 
9:34am
Brownfield Ag News. Dairy Group says Wisconsin's coronavirus direct payment program excluded larger dairy farms. 
9:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. COVID-19 aid for farmers reopened after fewer-than-expected applications. 
5:25am
The Hill. Enhanced unemployment insurance likely to expire during COVID-19 aid talks. 
5:24am
Bloomberg. The U.S. set up these programs to offset covid hardship. They're all about to expire. 
5:04am
WKOW. Apple store at Hilldale closed indefinitely due to COVID-19 concerns. 
4:43am
Cap Times. Rebound in leisure, hospitality chip away at Wisconsin unemployment numbers. 
4:41am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Briggs & Stratton says bankruptcy a possibility. 
4:40am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin unemployment drops to 8.5%.
4:36am
WJFW. Businesses consider reclosing as COVID-19 cases spike. 
4:33am
Fox 6. 'Yes or no?' Disabled workers still don't know if they are eligible for pandemic unemployment. 
4:25am
Wisconsin Radio Network. No way to prevent paper mill shutdown, says Wisconsin Rapids mayor. 
4:21am
Greenfield Patch. Wisconsin's COVID-19 child care crunch: Parents caught in the middle. 
4:15am
Reuters. Virus surges. Work hours plateau. U.S. may be flattening the wrong curve. 

Coronavirus

5:37am
Citizens Utility Board. Asks utilities to delay shutoffs, urges customers to seek energy, rental aid. 

4:01pm
Fox 11. COVID-19 hospitalizations in Wisconsin continue to rise as state passes 40,000 cases. 
3:59pm
Wisconsin State Journal. COVID-19 antibody detection up slightly as cases, hospitalizations rise. 
2:10pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Contact tracers work to curb, keep up with growing COVID-19 outbreak. 
1:35pm
WISC. Madison 2020 Ironman canceled due to coronavirus. 
12:08pm
WISN. Health secretary: 'Close Milwaukee bars.'
10:24am
Fox 11. Meijer stores now requiring customers to wear face masks. 
10:13am
Ashland Daily Press. Pepin County ranked as No. 1 coronavirus hot spot in Wisconsin. 
5:14am
WAOW. WPS COVID-19 emergency order about to expire. 
5:09am
WQOW. Chippewa Valley health officials face anger, threats from community. 
5:06am
NBC 26. Health officials: Wisconsin seeing 'significant community spread' of COVID-19. 
4:50am
WSAW. Walgreens, Target, Publix join list of stores mandating masks. 
4:45am
Reuters. U.S. shatters coronavirus record with over 77,000 cases in a day. 
4:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Several northern Counties issue mask advisories after spike in COVID-19 cases. 
4:34am
WJFW. Mosinee School District confirms case of COVID-19, cancels school. 
4:30am
WBAY. Brown County Board to explore possible mask ordinance. 
4:30am
NBC 15. Woodman's to start requiring masks on Monday. 
4:26am
WFRV. Wisconsin's 2020 Harvest Fair canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. 
4:23am
Sheboygan Press. State reports 900 more COVID-19 cases and six Wisconsin children who got rare inflammatory condition that the coronavirus can trigger. 
4:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: Thursday's COVID-19 case count is third-largest so far. 

Statewide

5:12am
WTMJ. Wisconsin facing a shortage of home health care nurses. 
4:24am
WFRV. Wisconsin considered a 'hot spot' for Lyme disease, experts urge caution in 2020. 

Courts

4:37am
U.S. News & World Report. Appeals court won't reinstate Democrats' lame-duck challenge. Wisconsin Public Radio

Education

4:14pm
UW-Eau Claire. Using big data to solve a big problem: Biology alumna in vital COVID-19 data collection. 
12:39pm
UW-Madison. Bioenergy research discovery paves way to production of new hydrocarbon. 
12:38pm
UW-Eau Claire. Vice chancellor leaving for University of West Georgia; Chancellor Schmitt calls for nominations of search committee members. 
10:22am
UW-Madison. Establishes free, campus-wide COVID-19 testing to support campus reopening. 
5:44am
Milwaukee Public Schools. Reopening plan approved by Board of School Directors. 

1:23pm
U.S. News & World Report. Milwaukee Public School students begin school year online. 
12:09pm
Cap Times. Madison School District will begin year with all-virtual instruction. 
10:17am
WKOW. Madison schools to begin school year virtually. 
5:35am
La Crosse Tribune. Western plans COVID limits for fall semester. 
5:13am
WTMJ. Kenosha schools reopening proposal includes 4-day week for high school students. 
5:11am
WFRV. Parents, teachers concerned in-person classes could lead to more COVID-19 cases in the fall. 
5:10am
WEAU. School District of La Crosse releases tentative fall plans. 
5:05am
WKOW. Upcoming school year further complicates already strained child care situations. 
4:44am
Fox 6. MPS board unanimously passes 3-phase back-to-school plan, recommended 2020-21 calendars. 
4:38am
WAOW. COVID-19 to impact campus life. 
4:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison teachers union demands fully virtual start to school year. 
4:29am
WQOW. WI Department of Public Instruction sees increase in home school inquiries. 
4:28am
NBC 15. Substitute teachers in demand as school districts prepare to reopen. 
4:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin athletes will wear social justice messages as sports resume amid pandemic. 

Local

4:16pm
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Response to Polk County Board efforts to regulate CAFO's.
2:17pm
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. Resolutions urging Fire and Police Commission to adopt new reform policies recommended for approval. 

4:51am
Fox 6. Drug overdose deaths soar amid pandemic: 'What we need to do is replace stigma with hope.'

Congress

3:28pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Democrats press Trump administration to reverse move undermining COVID-19 hospital data collection and reporting. 
11:11am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues call on Trump administration to immediately comply with Supreme Court decision on DACA. 
10:21am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads Wisconsin congressional delegation in requesting the next U.S. Navy submarine be named "U.S.S. Wisconsin" 
9:33am
Opportunity Wisconsin. One year since the House voted to give workers a raise, but President Trump stopped them. 
9:11am
NFIB. Issues Phase Four Legislative Priorities for Small Business Recovery. 

5:35am
Politico. Senate Republicans eye subpoenas of Biden advisers in Burisma probe. 

Politics

1:28pm
A Better Wisconsin Together. Will state Republicans choose safety for Wisconsin school children or Trump's political agenda?
12:05pm
RPW. Statement in response to Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Wisconsin. 
9:29am
Murphy-Lopez for 49th Assembly. Outraises incumbent Travis Tranel. 
5:45am
Becker for 33rd Assembly. Announces strong 2nd quarter fundraising. 
5:39am
Asbury for 55th Assembly. Responds to false allegations of "misleading voters."

2:09pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. In Wisconsin speech, Pence calls Biden a 'trojan horse' for socialism. 
5:42am
Beloit Daily News. Primary election has few contested races ahead of packed November field. 
5:27am
The Hill. Democrats instructing lawmakers, delegates to skip national convention. 
5:14am
WCLO. Fundraising disparities emerging in local state Assembly races. 
4:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Candidates pull ahead in fundraising in Madison area legislative primaries. 

Thursday July 16, 2020

Governor

3:30pm
Wisconsin Business Trade Associations. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding guidance documents. 
1:54pm
Gov. Evers. Applauds WHEFA for a successful 2020 fiscal year helping Wisconsin nonprofits. 
12:09pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic Radio Address on broadband access. 
10:40am
Gov. Evers. Grants eighteen pardons - largest group so far. 

9:39am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin governor issues 18 more pardons. 
4:41am
CBS 58. A task force will aim to fix Wisconsin's digital divide made worse by the pandemic. 

Legislative

4:08pm
Rep. Magnafici. Joins President Trump to push degregulation.
4:06pm
Rep. Swearingen. Attends event with President Trump at the White House on historic deregulation. 
3:09pm
Sen. Marklein. Senate Radio Address - School aids increase statewide. 
3:03pm
Sen. Ringhand. Democrats introduce unemployment legislation. 
2:58pm
Rep. Brooks. Receives ABC Building Wisconsin award. 
1:53pm
Rep. Hebl. Wisconsin Democrats introduce bills to remove barriers to unemployment insurance. 
12:19pm
Rep. Neubauer. And legislative Democrats introduce bills to remove barriers to unemployment insurance. 
12:08pm
Rep. Vining. Co-sponsors legislation to reduce barriers to unemployment insurance. 
12:03pm
Rep. Stubbs. Authors legislation allowing DWD to process claims faster. 
12:02pm
Rep. Gruszynski. Supports UI legislative package. 
12:00pm
Rep. Steineke. Democrats feeling the heat of Evers UI failures.
11:11am
Sen. Hansen. Democrats announce legislation to help more workers receive unemployment insurance benefits. 
11:10am
Sen. Schachtner, Rep. Neubauer. Release bill to remove prohibition on unemployment for workers with disabilities.  LRB-6244
11:08am
Rep. McGuire. Introduces legislation addressing unemployment delays.  LRB-6362
11:07am
Rep. Kolste. Wisconsin Democrats announce legislation to remove barriers to unemployment insurance. 
11:03am
Rep. Subeck. And Democraticc colleagues introduce bill package to eliminate barriers for unemployed Wisconsinites. 
11:02am
Sen. Smith. Introduces legislation to help Republicans solve unemployment crisis. 
11:01am
Rep. Shankland. And Democratic legislators announce bill package to expand access to unemployment insurance benefits. 
11:00am
Rep. Hintz. Democrats push bills to remove barriers to unemployment insurance. 
10:57am
Sen. Bewley. Legislative Democrats introduce bill to remove barriers to unemployment insurance. 
10:55am
Sen. Erpenbach. And legislative Democrats announce unemployment package. 
10:54am
Rep. Bowen, Sen. Johhson. Working hard to ensure Wisconsinites receive unemployment benefits.  LRB-6249
9:59am
Leg. Council. IssueBrief - Bartlett v. Evers. 

12:16pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Democrats propose help for unemployed. WISC.
12:15pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Democrats propose package of bills to address backlog of unemployment claims. 
4:55am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin duo wants stiffer penalties for wrecking statues. 

State Agencies

3:55pm
DOC. April escape leads to changes at Columbia Correctional Institute. 
3:08pm
DNR. Trapper education for adults and kids now available online. 
3:05pm
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Over 1,000 Wisconsinites participate in climate change listening sessions. 
11:53am
Our Wisconsin Revolution. Urges PSC to extend utility cutoff moratorium. 
11:12am
DOA. More state employees reassigned to support DWD in processing unemployment insurance claims. 
9:36am
WEDC. City of Sturgeon Bay receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of former department store. 
5:51am
DATP. Applications open for DATCP Food Security and Wisconsin Products Grant. 

12:15pm
WTMJ. State employees reassigned to assist with DWD unemployment claims. 

Economy/Business

1:06pm
WEC Energy Group. Declares quarterly dividend. 
12:05pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin adds 104,600 total non-farm, 99,300 private-sector jobs in June, unemployment rate drops to 8.5 percent
9:35am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Awards over $20,000 to veteran serving nonprofit organizations. 

9:38am
AP. Number of laid-off workers seeking jobless aid stuck at 1.3M. 
5:32am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Businesses thought they were insured against unforeseen disasters. Then the coronavirus arrived. 
5:22am
Reuters. Americans on COVID-19 jobless benefits spent more than when working, study shows. 
5:08am
Fox 11. No fans at Packers preseason events could be $40 million blow to area economy. 
5:06am
WKOW. 2013 law behind denial of unemployment benefits to Lone Rock woman. 
4:52am
CNBC. American Airlines warns 25,000 employees about potential job cuts as coronavirus continues to sap demand. 
4:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin exports say remote work is likely to outlast pandemic. 
4:40am
WISN. Wisconsin day care in crisis. 
4:35am
Wisconsin State Farmers. Auction companies adapt to cope with COVID-19, struggling farm economy. 
4:29am
WBAY. Local leaders urge extension of current unemployment benefits. 
4:28am
WEAU. Workforce Board holds first drive-thru job fair. 

Coronavirus

1:57pm
Cap Times. Health official: Unregulated Wisconsin Dells attractions could be a 'recipe for disaster.'
12:23pm
The Hill. Target, CVS to join growing number of retailers requiring masks nationwide. 
6:16am
WISC. Madison mayor calls on state, federal leaders to act as pandemic relief nears expiration. 
6:07am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Area officials implore public to wear a mask in public spaces. 
6:01am
Sheboygan Press. Sheboygan County breaks record for single-day coronavirus increase with 21 new cases Wednesday. 
5:47am
Up North News. Local health directors face threats for doing their jobs. 
5:24am
USA Today. Trump administration cuts CDC out of data collection on hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The move has immediate effect. 
5:11am
WKBT. Local hospitals to no longer report coronavirus data to the CDC. 
5:05am
WXOW. Nine new La Crosse Co. COVID-19 cases; Trempealeau sees 21 more. 
4:58am
Fox 6. Wauwatosa to consider mask ordinance for 'possible adoption' later this month. 
4:57am
Fox 6. 'Crazier for them:' Milwaukee mask mandate poses unique situation for children, child care centers. 
4:56am
WSAW. Phone tag and evasive answers: Contact tracers face roadblocks getting answers to COVID-19's spread. 
4:38am
WISN. Customers will be required to wear masks at Walmart, Pick 'n Save, Metro Market, Kohl's.
4:33am
WJFW. PSC urges utility customers to seek assistance before the end of COVID-19 moratorium. 

Statewide

3:02pm
Dairy Business Association, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Dairy Stream podcast explores roadmap to success for watershed conservation groups. 

Courts

3:54pm
DOJ. Wisconsin sues pharmaceutical company alleging company knowingly underpaid hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid rebates. 
1:04pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. (Updated) Re-appoints four administrative chief judges. 

6:05am
Sheboygan Press. Weeks after Trump's EPA boss visited Sheboygan to tout improved air, federal court rules agency's designations were 'arbitrary.'
4:47am
WUWM. How two recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decisions challenge the power of the state executive branch. 
4:32am
Wisconsin State Journal. Conservative group drops suit after DNR resumes in-person hunter safety classes. 

Education

3:16pm
Marquette University. English, Africana Studies professor honored with Teaching Excellence Award. 
3:09pm
UW-Stout. Three alumni inducted into FCCLA Leadership Hall of Fame. 
2:59pm
UW-Madison. Students score highly on leadership; study shows campus activities with highest impact. 
1:52pm
Madison Teachers Inc. Demands 2020-21 school year to open using all virtual teaching. 
11:06am
Coalition of Milwaukee Community Organizations. Outlines criteria for reopening MPS. 
6:14am
UW-Platteville. Montgomery honored with Woman of the Year Award
5:44am
Food Finance Institute. To host popular FaBcap Accelerator and Scaler Series. 
5:39am
UW-Stevens Point. New schools enhance learning, networking, career exploring. 
5:38am
Hunter Nation. Claims victory: Hunter education courses to re-open. 
5:36am
UW-Platteville. Ivanov presents his research in Moscow. 
5:34am
UW-Platteville. State-funded Dairy Innovation Hub hires first faculty members. 

6:13am
The Hill. Experts warn Trump treatment of international students hurts U.S. 
6:12am
Fox 11. Oshkosh School Board OKs two referendums totaling $115 million. 
5:10am
WFRV. Howard-Suamico School District announces initial plan to resume classes. 
5:09am
WFRV. Menasha back-to-school plan combines online and in-person learning. 
5:06am
WKOW. Monroe schools to require masks, weekly review of learning method. 
4:51am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Several satellite campuses in the UW System suspend college sports for 2020-21 school year. 
4:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Amid nationwide calls to remove police from schools, Platteville reexamines plan to add an officer this fall. 
4:41am
WISN. Burlington back-to-school plan: Little kids in, big kids out. 
4:37am
WEAU. ECASD proposes instructional model for 2020-21 school year. 
4:36am
WISN. State education officials encouraging students to wear masks when returning to school. 
4:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison Area Technical College's plan for fall: 75% online, health app to come to campus. 

Local

3:06pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Announces Milwaukee County Zoo to open some animal buildings with 50 percent capacity. 
12:01pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Recent rains prompt first slow no wage orders of season on Lake Monona's Wicawak Bay. 
11:58am
FirstPathway Community Development. Awarded $55 million in New Market Tax Credits. 

4:45am
WTMJ. Milwaukee to spend $40 million of security budget for DNC despite scaled down convention. 
4:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dane County looks to residents for first time to draw new County Board districts. 

Congress

12:25pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Criticizes Trump administration deal that allowed manufacturer of COVID-19 antiviral drug remdesivir to charge U.S. purchasers the highest prices in the world. 
5:40am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Introduces amendment to national defense bill, requires DOD to hold Iran accountable. 
5:29am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Secures major wins for northeast Wisconsin water conservation. 

4:54am
Politico. Congress faces pressure to deal with 'roller coaster recovery' amid pandemic. 

Politics

4:04pm
A Better Wisconsin Together. Hypocrisy of GOP legislators on absentee voting now accessible to voters. 
3:33pm
Yacoub for 30th Assembly. Outraises incumbent Shannon Zimmerman.
3:07pm
Rohrkaste for Assembly. Statement about the 55th Assembly primary race. 
3:01pm
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Rep. Mike Rohrkaste clarifies GOP primary position. 
1:55pm
RPW. Who is bank-rolling Wisconsin Democrats? 
1:06pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Endorses its second wave of candidates. 
1:05pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsement from United Auto Workers. 
11:59am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. 2020 Supreme Court race cost record-shattering $10M. 
9:43am
Lochner-Abel for 31st Assembly. Outraises incumbent Amy Loudenbeck.
9:32am
Pfaff for 32nd Senate. Raises more than $155,000 in two months. 
6:11am
Grothman for 6th Congress. Donates a paycheck to twenty-seven food pantries across Congressional District.
5:53am
Adelante. Endorsements for August 11 Primary. 
5:52am
Griffen for 28th Senate. Leads fundraising race. 
5:47am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Announces second round of endorsements. 
5:40am
Roys for 26th Senate. Reports over $80,000 cash on hand. 

12:37pm
Fox 11. Ripon College distances itself from Pence campaign stop. 
12:18pm
U.S. News & World Report. Candidates, groups spent record $10M on Wisconsin court race. 
9:55am
The Hill. Democratic group plans to send 13 million hand-written postcards to voters in swing states. 
9:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Democrats report record-breaking fundraising haul. 
9:50am
Wisconsin State Journal. With GOP supermajority on the line, Dems spend big on incumbents in vulnerable districts. 
9:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Trump campaign trains its legal fire on CNN, the New York Times - and a tiny Wisconsin TV station. 
5:32am
Green Bay Press Gazette. State Rep. Amanda Stuck suggests Staush Gruszynski stop seeking reelection for 90th Assembly District. 
4:49am
WSAW. State, congressional matchups in rural Wisconsin as Democrats seek to block GOP super majority. 
4:44am
Newsweek. Wisconsin GOP party chair says Trump's opposition to mail-in voting puts party at disadvantage. 
4:34am
WJFW. Kirk Bangstad holds local rally, speaks on taxes and health care. 

Wednesday July 15, 2020

Governor

4:34am
WISC. Evers says he's looking at CARES Act unemployment loan program, questions if it will help. 

Legislative

2:54pm
Rep. Hutton. Introduces bill to protect Wisconsin's historical munuments. 
2:14pm
Sen. Jacque. Awarded 2019-'20 Legislator of the Year by Wisconsin VFW. 
12:49pm
DWD. Legislative Audit Bureau's unemployment insurance audit. 
12:30pm
Marquette University. Statement regarding Rep. Murphy's letter to President Lovell.  
12:00pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Concerned with Milwaukee SafeVote program. 
11:10am
Rep. Murphy. Letter to Marquette University regarding admissions process. 
10:55am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit Bureau reviews overpayment of unemployment insurance benefits. 
10:21am
Sen. Smith. Column: A trip worth taking right here. 
9:21am
LAB. Overpayment of certain unemployment insurance program benefits. Briefing Sheet. 

12:02pm
Fox 11. State overpaid unemployment claims by $21 million, underpaid others in April: Audit. 

State Agencies

10:56am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Don't let the utilities shut off people's power. 
8:59am
DWD. Awards Waukesha County Technical College the Extended Wisconsin Fast Forward Training in County Jails Grant. 
4:59am
DNR. Assisting with cleanup of manure spill near Pulaski. 
4:58am
DNR. Seeks public input on PFAS contamination in Marinette, Peshtigo and surrounding counties. 

12:09pm
WISC. Mayor Rhodes-Conway calls for continuation of utility shutoff moratorium. 
4:36am
WKOW. Kaul urges Senate to give $50 billion to childcare providers. 
4:34am
WEAU. Location information of individuals at treatment facility breached. 

Economy/Business

10:51am
Fox Cities Chamber. Fox Cities night market, Bazaar After Dark, announces updates to 2020 events. 
9:35am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Three health-tech leaders to discuss coordinated COVID-19 efforts July 28. 

12:03pm
Wausau Daily Herald. COVID-19 infections cause fallout, adjustments at local restaurants. 
10:31am
CNBC. Walmart will require customers to wear masks at its stores. 
9:17am
Reuters. U.S. Paycheck Protection hit some of its mark, but missed the most vulnerable. 
5:37am
Politico. $600 weekly jobless benefit will likely lapse before more aid is passed. 
4:43am
WBAY. Best Buy to require customers to wear masks amid virus spike. 
4:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Drive-thru job fair takes place in communities around Wisconsin Wednesday. 
4:30am
Fox 6. 'Nail in the coffin:' After 107 years in business, COVID-19 shutters Oconomowoc business. 
4:20am
WEAU. Canceled events impact businesses and non-profits. 

Coronavirus

2:55pm
WMC. DHS release of businesses with COVID-19 positives would violate several state & federal laws. 
1:20pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County to purchase and hand out 100,000 free face masks to local organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2:57pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. 59 counties have 'high' COVID-19 activity levels, as state sees 821 new cases Wednesday. 
1:19pm
Fox 11. No fans for Packers training camp, Family Night, preseason games. 
12:11pm
Marshfield News Herald. Testing in Abbotsford identifies 31 positive coronavirus cases. 
10:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. With new state grants available, food bank leaders say focus on local products brings new challenges. 
9:16am
The Hill. Public's disconnect from COVID-19 reality worries experts. 
5:25am
Janesville Gazette. COVID-19 hospitalizations rising in Rock County. 
5:19am
The Hill. CDC urges all Americans to wear masks to combat spread of COVID-19. 
4:50am
Wisconsin State Journal. DHS: COVID-19 case increase due to 'significant community spread,' not more testing. 
4:46am
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin sets another record for new coronavirus cases with 964, as health official urges residents to 'double down' on precautions. 
4:44am
WISC. DHS, Wisconsin National Guard launch online registration for COVID-19 testing at community sites. 
4:42am
WBAY. Marinette County: Area experiencing 'surge' of COVID-19 cases. 
4:41am
CBS 58. County Executive Crowley calls on municipalities to adopt mask mandates. 
4:40am
CBS 58. State leaders say Wisconsin needs to 'double down' on social distancing, face coverings. 
4:31am
Baraboo News Republic. COVID-19 numbers rise in Sauk County. 
4:28am
WTMJ. Health leaders urge people to only leave home for essential trips as COVID-19 cases spike. 
4:23am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin sets coronavirus record four times in one week as some relax on precautions. 
4:21am
WEAU. Barron Co. Health Dept. updates recommendations for gatherings. 

Statewide

10:48am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Plans virtual Summer Conference. 

1:16pm
Politico. Fatal overdoses climbed to record high in 2019, reversing historic progress. 
4:46am
Wisconsin State Journal. Former utility regulator Mike Huebsch to lead Wisconsin Water Alliance. 

Courts

1:13pm
AG Kaul. Files suit against Secretary DeVos and U.S. Departrment of Education for unlawfully repealing critical "borrower defense" regulations. 
10:21am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Drops lawsuit after DNR resumes in-person hunter education. 

Education

3:40pm
Alliance Defending Freedom. Letter prompts Univ. of Wis. to stop throttling student expression in outdoor areas of campus. 
3:34pm
Wisconsin Technical College System. Frontier Ag & Turf recognized as 'Futuremaker Partner', WTCS Board elects officers. 
10:45am
WISC. Madison College emphasizes remote delivery for fall semester. 
10:30am
UW-Madison. UW's Elizabeth McCoy was a pioneer of 20th century microbiology. 
8:57am
Madison Area Technical College, Wisconsin Aviation. Flight training partnership. 

12:05pm
Cap Times. Back to school: As UW plans to reopen, students and faculty have questions. 
10:45am
WISN. MPS busing plan limits number of students on bus. 
5:29am
AP. In virus era, back-to-school plans stress working parents. 
5:23am
Racine Journal Times. Burlington district board votes to begin year with a hybrid model, facial coverings for all. 
4:54am
Fox 11. Lawrence to open on schedule; students and employees to be tested when they arrive. 
4:35am
WKOW. Janesville schools approve multi-option reopening plan. 
4:32am
Green Bay Press Gazette. As Green Bay schools plan to restart school amidst a pandemic, the school board will have input but won't approve the final draft. 
4:32am
NBC 15. Gov. Evers anticipates schools reopening in fall if COVID-19 precautions are taken. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
4:28am
Fox 6. Racine Unified School District board discusses 3 scenarios for reopening schools, similar to MPS' 3-phase plan. 
4:27am
WTMJ. Brown Deer Board of Education gets first look at proposal for fall, prepares to pivot if needed. 
4:26am
WTMJ. MPS proposed plan raises concern of amplifying African American achievement gap. 
4:22am
Portage Daily Register. Portage school district prepares for students to return to classrooms but will give virtual option. 
4:19am
WEAU. UW-Eau Claire students express concern over returning to school. 

Local

3:50pm
Racine Mayor Mason. City launches RENTS website and extends property registration through September 8th. 
10:52am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Criticizes off-duty officer's assault on photographers and Milwaukee Police Department's response. 
9:35am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Laying the Foundation. 

4:48am
WUWM. Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas talks accountability, defunding police, and pointing fingers. 

Congress

2:15pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Urges House leadership to support child care in next coronavirus relief bill. 
10:57am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Introduces bill to make federal spending more transparent. 
9:00am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce $430 billion coronavirus relief legislation to address national child care and education crisis as Democrats urge Republicans to act on bold COVID-19 relief. 

4:47am
WISC. Rep. Pocan announces defense spending bill for F-35 noise mitigation. 
4:25am
La Crosse Tribune. Hopeful federal infrastructure bill sets western Wisconsin up for success, local officials say. WKBT

Politics

2:52pm
Andraca for 23rd Assembly. First-time candidate reports big fundraising success. 
2:13pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. The amazing movement to ban gerrymandering in Wisconsin. 
12:48pm
Briggs for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Leads the fundraising race. 
5:00am
Kapanke for 32nd Senate. Statement on July reporting deadline. 

1:48pm
U.S. News & World Report. Pence returning to Wisconsin for stops in Ripon, Onalaska. 
12:01pm
McClatchy DC. Democrats have spent six times more on TV ads in key Midwest states compared to 2016. 
12:00pm
CBS News. Election Day could turn into "Election Week" with rise in mail ballots. 
4:54am
WISN. Milwaukee offering hazard pay to poll workers in upcoming elections. 
4:48am
WKOW. Madison's election grant aims to boost poll worker pay, PPE and ballot drop off boxes. 
4:44am
WKBT. Election officials in La Crosse ready for expenses related to COVID-19. 
4:39am
Spectrum News. As another primary election approaches, leaders take action to avoid hurdles. 

Tuesday July 14, 2020

Governor

1:42pm
Sen. Bewley. Task Force on Broadband step in the right direction. 
1:08pm
Rep. Meyers. Appointed to Governor's Broadband Task Force. 
1:07pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on creation of the Governor's Task Force on Broadband Access. 
1:02pm
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order creating Governor's Task Force on Broadband Access. 
9:20am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Dane County Circuit Court. 

1:23pm
WSAW. Gov. Evers creates broadband task force.
4:19am
WEAU. Gov. Evers appoints Ho-Chunk Nation Member Missy Tracy to Council on Tourism. 

Legislative

3:26pm
Rep. Shankland. Responds to reversal of rule in international students. 
4:47am
A Better Wisconsin Together. Robin Vos accepts government-funded PPP loan worth up to $300,000 after maligning recipients of government aid. 

State Agencies

4:14pm
AG Kaul. Reacts to Trump administration changing new visa rule for international students following lawsuit filing. 
2:05pm
AG Kaul. Announces judgment requiring environmental restoration and $100,000 penalty. 
1:10pm
AG Kaul. And multistate coalition urging the U.S. Senate to increase childcare funding in next federal stimulus package. 
10:34am
DWD. Grants $4.9 million Youth Apprenticeship state grants to serve 5,900 students. 
9:22am
WEDC. City of Beloit receives $250,000 state grant to support redevelopment of Beloit Riverwalk. 
5:17am
DOC. Media notification. 

4:40am
WJFW. Environmental groups question Enbridge pipeline hearing. 

Economy/Business

1:12pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Cintas to close facility in Menomonee Falls. 
5:28am
Politico. 'Here's your check': Trump's massive payouts to farmers will be hard to pull back. 
5:13am
Baraboo News Republic. Baraboo Burger Company announces asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, plan to stay closed until Monday. 
5:00am
Bloomberg. America's jobless are about to lose their $600-a-week lifeline. 
4:58am
New York Times. Millions have lost health insurance in pandemic-driven recession. 
4:41am
Milwaukee Patch. 2 restaurants close, citing COVID-19-related financial hardship. 
4:33am
WJFW. Oneida County Health Department promotes contact tracing. 

Coronavirus

1:04pm
DMA. National Guard Bureau chief visits Wisconsin; praises Guard COVID-19 efforts. 
5:18am
DMA. New technology increases efficiency at Wisconsin National Guard COVID-19 testing sites. 

2:44pm
UW-Stevens Point. Intercollegiate sports at branch campuses paused. 
1:24pm
U.S. News & World Report. 4 more states added to NY's coronavirus quarantine list. 
1:21pm
CBS 58. Mayor Barrett signs mandatory mask ordinance into effect in Milwaukee. 
5:37am
WBAY. Mask ordinance takes effect Tuesday for Appleton owned buildings, Neenah residents discuss own mandate. 
5:12am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Increased call for mask-wearing in Chippewa Valley as virus cases rise. 
5:05am
WDIO. Ashland and Bayfield counties issue emergency mask advisory. 
4:59am
The Hill. Analysis: 23 million families could face eviction by October due to pandemic. 
4:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee enacting citywide mandatory mask ordinance. 
4:35am
WXOW. County COVID-19 investigation team playing catch up after case surge.
4:32am
WAOW. Wausau committee tables decision on mask requirement. 
4:31am
WAOW. Portage Co. Committee discusses proposed face covering mandate. 
4:24am
WISC. Public health department leans on voluntary compliance first, can fine hundreds of dollars if needed. 
4:23am
NBC 26. Green Bay committee does not pass recommendation for mask ordinance. 
4:22am
WFRV. JuBriCoSa staff member tests positive for COVID-19, Fox Valley arts academy shuts down summer program. 
4:21am
WEAU. Community testing held in Trempealeau County amidst an increase in COVID-19 cases. 
4:19am
WKBT. La Crosse Labor Day Parade, festivities canceled due to COVID-19.
4:17am
WQOW. Chippewa Valley sees weekend spike in COVID-19 cases. 

Statewide

1:44pm
Wisconsin Center for Nursing. Wisconsin Registered Nurse Supply and Demand Forecasts Results - 2018-2040. Report.
10:35am
Wisconsin Water Alliance. Mike Huebsch elected president.

4:46am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin Indigenous leaders see 'breakthrough' in name change for Washington NFL team. 
4:45am
WISN. Effort under way to get rid of public schools' Native American mascots, nicknames. 

Courts

11:29am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Wendy Allen Nora. 
9:16am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Files brief to protect registered voters from polling list purge. 

4:36am
The Center Square. UW President 'fully supports' lawsuit to allow foreign students to stay in the U.S., despite ICE ruling. 

Education

3:54pm
Marquette University. Biomedical engineering professor honored with Teaching Excellence Award. 
3:38pm
UW-Eau Claire. Award-winning instructor shares passion for mathematics. 
11:30am
Marquette University. Biological Science professor receives $900,000 National Science Foundation grant for tropical forest research. 
9:15am
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold beginnings coding camp goes virtual this summer. 
5:27am
MPS. Releases school reopening recommendation. 

3:10pm
The Hill. Trump administration rescinds foreign students rule. 
1:20pm
Reuters. U.S. public schools, focus of debate on reopening, are unsung economic force. 
5:12am
Beloit Daily News. Turner school board approves tentative fall reopening plan with safety measures. 
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS plan for bringing students and teachers back to classrooms would start school year with virtual learning, cost $90 million. 
4:38am
Janesville Gazette. UW-Whitewater chancellor calls ICE order on international students 'troubling.'
4:31am
WTMJ. Black Educators Caucus MKE pushes for 14-days of no new COVID-19 cases before returning to classroom. 
4:30am
WTMJ. MPS proposing reopening with no students in school buildings. CBS 58
4:28am
NBC 15. Concerns over reopening local schools in the fall. 
4:23am
Fox 11. Algoma school district releases return to school plan. 

Local

10:45am
Waukesha County Health and Human Services. And Carroll University partner to launch Contact Investigator Training Program. 

5:35am
WQOW. Chippewa County sees highest homelessness count of 2020. 

Congress

1:34pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. 'This is genocide': Oversight Republican call for National Security hearing on Chinese Government's persecution of the Uighur people. 
1:06pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins Senate Dems in demanding opportunity to review any relevant President's daily briefs and other key NSC materials related to reports on Russia's operation to offer bounties for killing American troops. 
5:19am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Joins Racine County Sheriff's Department for ride along. 

2:11pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Johnson opposes 'even a dime more' in economic stimulus until issues addressed. 
5:30am
AP. Trump team eyes school funding boost in next virus aid bill. 

Politics

3:55pm
Allen for 97th Assembly. To hold business breakfast fundraiser. 
3:09pm
Ebben for 3rd Congress. Retired Colonel James Olson Endorses. 
2:43pm
Priorities USA Action. Releases new TV ads: Donald Trump is failing Americans, Joe Biden leads with unity and hope. 
11:28am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Special interest electioneering begins in legislative races.

9:30am
Politico. Wisconsin Democratic Party raises $10M as battle for the state heats up. 
5:23am
Fox 6. 'Safest way to vote is by mail:' 250K Milwaukee households will receive postcard to request absentee ballot. 
4:43am
Racine Journal Times. Where do the Democrats challenging U.S. Rep. Bryan Steil stand on the issues?
4:43am
Fox 11. USPS releases information about missing Fox Valley absentee ballots, questions remain. 
4:42am
USA Today. Go big or play it safe? Electoral map widens for Joe Biden and Democrats, but with risk. 
4:39am
USA Today. Biden is winning the young and the old in Wisconsin. Trump is winning the middle-aged. 

Monday July 13, 2020

Legislative

9:31am
LRB. The Municipal Annexation Process in Wisconsin. 

State Agencies

4:42pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 
10:47am
DOT. Reminder: Extension on driver license renewal ends July 25. 

9:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As farm stress grows, Wisconsin Farm Center launches new counseling hotline. 

Economy/Business

2:20pm
Wisconsin Workforce Development Association. More than 550 employers register for Drive Thru Job Fair July 15. 
9:29am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Wisconsin mask mandates and banks; The intersection of safety and security. 
9:27am
WMC. COVID-19 hits business community, but workforce shortage still a concern. 
9:24am
NFIB. PPP loans largely effective for small businesses, many still need more financial assistance. 

9:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Three-quarters of Wisconsin employers say COVID-109 has had negative effect on business. 
9:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. With crops growing on schedule, Wisconsin farmers jump on higher prices. 
5:12am
WISN. Milwaukee tourism leaders say masks will help rebound tourism industry.
4:57am
USA Today. 'I hide in the bathroom and cry': Americans struggle with unemployment delays. 
4:35am
Janesville Gazette. 'Hard to talk about:' Local farmer discusses prices, mental health. 
4:26am
WHBY. Canceled Badgers game at Lambeau costs economy $15 mil. 
4:25am
Kenosha News. COVID-19 edges out workforce shortage as biggest concern among Wisconsin businesses, survey finds. 
4:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Turner Hall Ballroom cancels newly scheduled concerts because of rise in coronavirus cases in Wisconsin. 
4:12am
Racine Journal Times. Real Racine's Blank provides somber COVID-19 tourism update. 
4:10am
WTMJ. 'We're only moving backward': Milwaukee restaurant owners stuck between rock and hard place as COVID-19 cases spike. 

Coronavirus

4:07pm
Milwaukee Ald. Zamarripa. Common Council unanimous in approving citywide masking policy. 
5:06am
Pabst Theater Group. Milwaukee Businesses call on Milwaukee Common Council and mayor in support of "MKE Cares" ordinance.  Letter to Common Council, Mayor Barrett.
5:01am
Wisconsin United for Freedom. Position statement on mandating face masks. 

2:25pm
Fox 11. Fewer new coronavirus cases as hospitalizations increase on Monday. 
2:24pm
WKOW. Percentage of positive COVID-19 cases down, but 7-day average continues to rise. 
1:13pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Group of business owners urge city leaders to pass mask mandate. 
9:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Health disparities leave Native Americans more vulnerable to COVID-19. 
5:22am
WISC. Rock County health officials 'strongly recommend' mask wearing. 
4:39am
WSAW. Percent positive COVID-19 cases increases with 769 new cases. Wisconsin Public Radio. 
4:34am
Ashland Daily Press. COVID-19 cases more than double in Ashland County. 
4:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. With recent uptick of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, response measures likely limited to local orders. 
4:21am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay joins Wisconsin cities, counties in considering face mask requirement as coronavirus persists. 
4:20am
USA Today. As coronavirus surges in Republican territory, so does rage over masks. 
4:08am
The Hill. COVID-19 surge pushes U.S. toward deadly cliff. 
4:06am
Wisconsin Watch. False conspiracies swirl as Wisconsin contact tracers battle the coronavirus. 
4:03am
WISN. As cases skyrocket, people line up to get tested for coronavirus.
4:03am
The Daily News. COVID-19 cases on the rise in UP, northern Wisconsin. 
4:01am
The Center Square. 23% of average county population in Wisconsin has high covid risk. 
4:00am
WDIO. Health officials close Iron River COVID-19 testing site early after running out of tests. 
3:57am
WSAW. Portage Co. health and human services board to discuss proposed mask ordinance. 
3:55am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin isn't doing enough coronavirus testing, according to Harvard model. 

Statewide

9:25am
Security Health Plan. Names new Director of Population Health. 

1:14pm
NBC 26. Oneida Nation applauds Washington football team name change. 
5:23am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Schlies named State FFA president, Waupaca is top chapter. 
4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Protesters want officers to live in city limits. State law makes that difficult. 

Courts

3:10pm
Wisconsin Dairy Alliance. Proud to be part of another win for Wisconsin's regulated community. 
12:30pm
UW System. Statements on Attorneys General lawsuit regarding ICE rules. 

11:19am
The Hill. 17 states sue Trump administration over foreign students rule. 
4:55am
Reuters. Dozens of U.S. universities support challenge to Trump's order on foreign students: court document. 
4:19am
Courthouse News Service. Overturning vetoes, Wisconsin justices hand another loss to governor. 
4:07am
Milwaukee Biz Times. EPA will get to take a second look at southeastern Wisconsin ozone standards. 

Education

4:08pm
UW-Madison. 9 in 10 men want their doctors to ask about domestic violence. 
3:39pm
UW-Stout. Professor co-authors textbook on career and technical education. 
11:15am
AG Kaul. And AG coalition file multistate lawsuit seeking nationwide injunction against new visa rule for international students. 
11:13am
UW-Platteville. Udelhofen receives University Staff Award for Excellence. 
11:13am
UW-Platteville. Foundation breaks $4 million in donations for first time.
10:48am
UW-Madison. Merging solar cell and liquid battery produces efficient, long-lasting solar storage. 
9:26am
UW-La Crosse. College of Business Administration names Hamman first campus fellow. 

1:15pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Few Wisconsin school districts seeking early start to school during COVID-19 pandemic. 
9:37am
Racine Journal Times. International students unsure of where they stand due to revised ICE regulations. 
4:50am
The Hill. Teachers face off against Trump on school reopenings. 
4:42am
AP. Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say. 

Local

11:28am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. SafeVote postcard hitting Milwaukee mailboxes this week. 
9:58am
Kewaunee County. Donations needed for Back to School Program. 
9:30am
MCTS. Hosting virtual job fair to hire bus drivers, mechanics & more. 

Congress

2:26pm
The Hill. June deficit sets record at $864 billion. 

Politics

3:11pm
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. FVI's Ed Perkins endorses.
1:33pm
Polack for 1st Cognress. New poll shows Polack competitive in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District. 
9:34am
Link for 10th Senate. Target of graphic vandalism. 
9:33am
Hansen for 30th Senate. Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich endorses. 
9:32am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsement from Brenda Yang. 
9:28am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Members host Women for Trump Tour. 

5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Absentee ballots didn't get counted because of late delivery, misdelivery and bad postmarks, post office says. 
4:46am
Cap Times. Assembly Democratic leaders endorse Gruszynski opponent in Green Bay. 
4:43am
AP. Ready or not: Election costs soar in prep for virus voting. 
4:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Republicans warn of anarchy, socialism at annual state convention. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
4:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Young voters to have big impact on presidential election in Wisconsin. 
4:15am
Fox 6. President Trump, Biden attempt to woo Wisconsin voters. 
4:14am
Fox 6. USPS audit finds election day issues with 3rd-party carrier, sorting machines, computer glitches. 
3:59am
U.S. News & World Report. Trump advisors rally Wisconsin Republicans, mock Democrats. 

Friday July 10, 2020

Legislative

2:07pm
Assembly Colleges & Universities Democrats. Letter to Wisconsin congressional delegation regarding ICE Student and Exchange Visitor Program. 
1:03pm
Rep. Brooks. Supports relief for the unemployed. 
11:03am
Rep. Neubauer. People's Maps Commission seeks applicants. 
11:02am
Sen. Hansen. Encourages people to apply to serve on Governor Evers' People's Map Commission. 
10:57am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Column: The other epidemic threatening Wisconsin. 
10:02am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Back to school?

3:48am
WUWM. Milwaukee Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa is receiving two salaries from taxpayers. 

State Agencies

4:11pm
DMA. Pandemic another challenge for at-risk teens to overcome. 
12:03pm
Washington County Exec. Schoemann. Calls on Department of Revenue to request Miller Park surplus returned. 
11:09am
DOJ. Cheese factory owner pleas guilty and sentenced to felony theft for stealing more than $20,000 from 83 farmers. 

3:37am
Kenosha News. Wisconsin youth prisons see general improvement during pandemic. 

Economy/Business

12:23pm
Racine Mayor Mason. City and Lutheran Social Services launch Racine Emergency Eviction Prevention Program. 
11:08am
Foxconn. Hosts Smart Manufacturing Web Conference, launches iAI Institute. 

12:06pm
WFRV. Bed Bath & Beyond to close about 200 stores over the next two years. 
11:15am
CNBC. Looming evictions may soon make 28 million homeless in U.S., expert says. 
8:59am
AP. After lobbying: Catholic Church won $1.4B in virus aid. 
4:31am
AP. U.S. economy may be stalling out as viral outbreak worsens. 
4:07am
WKOW. Rent assistance working to keep up with high demand as money dwindles. 
3:50am
CBS 58. Eviction filings in June up nearly 30-percent from last year, housing issues continue to loom during pandemic.
3:46am
The Center Square. Wisconsin's overall unemployment numbers continue slight decrease. 
3:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin utilities to refund $28.3M in fuel savings; 1.3 million customers to see credits in September. 
3:35am
Fox 6. $7M in rental assistance available for those in 3 counties as public housing eviction ban set to expire July 25. 

Coronavirus

2:52pm
AmeriCorps. Members in Wisconsin have served over 100,000 hours helping to respond to COVID-19. 
12:20pm
Racine Department of Public Health. City Public Health Department moves into next phase of Safer Racine. 

2:50pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. For first time, Wisconsin sees more than 800 new COVID-19 cases in one day. 
12:17pm
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Child care report warns state's day care network may be insufficient to support schools, reopening economy. 
12:08pm
Fox 11. Green Bay committee to consider face mask requirement. 
11:17am
Portage Daily Register. Columbia Couty sees spike in COVID-19 cases, mostly among younger people. 
9:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Many child care providers closed due to COVID-19. How many can reopen is unclear. 
9:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Event tied to tri-state outbreak of COVID-19 cases. 
4:23am
Reuters. U.S. sets one-day record with more than 60,500 COVID cases; Americans divided. 
4:05am
CBS 58. 'It's taken an emotional toll:' Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department says it has received angry messages. 
3:58am
WFRV. Face coverings requirement issued for Marinette Co. Courthouse, Annex. 
3:49am
Fox 6. Community, businesses react to Shorewood mask mandate; requirement to take effect Friday. 
3:45am
Fox 11. State announces new online system for coronavirus testing as new cases break record. 
3:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin breaks record for new daily COVID-19 cases as outbreak worsens. NBC 15
3:43am
Spectrum News. Following face covering ordinances around Wisconsin. 
3:43am
WISN. Council committee approves Milwaukee face mask mandate. 
3:42am
Wisconsin State Journal. Masks mandatory inside all UW campus buildings this fall. 
3:34am
Fox 6. 'Not moving in the right direction:' Milwaukee County sees dramatic surge in COID-19 testing. 

Statewide

2:03pm
Mayer Farms Beef. Colorado student learns about cows and production agriculture while in Wisconsin. 
2:02pm
Mayer Farms Beef. Slinger farm committed to education. 
12:24pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Fair Maps Virtual Town Hall coming up July 14. 
9:44am
PDPW. Week 15 line-up of The Dairy Signal features new presenters. 

Courts

4:33pm
Washington County Exec. Schoemann. Applauds Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty on Supreme Court victory. 
3:56pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on today's Supreme Court ruling. 
3:54pm
Leg. Council. IssueBrief: SEIU v. Vos. 
10:58am
Gov. Evers. Statement on Supreme Court ruling. 
9:43am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Three of Governor Evers' budget vetoes unconstitutional. 
8:44am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Nancy Bartlett v. Tony Evers. 
8:43am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Small Business United v. Joel Brennan. 

3:38pm
Bloomberg Law. Court orders EPA to redo ozone findings in five states. 
8:58am
AP. Wisconsin high court gives mixed ruling on partial vetoes. 
8:57am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down three of Gov. Tony Evers' budget vetoes. 

Education

4:48pm
Wisconsin Conference of the AAUP, UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee AAUP Chapters. Statement on proposed fall 2020 in-person requirement for international students. 
2:27pm
UW-Madison. A pediatrician offers tips for talking with teens about COVID-19. 
2:04pm
UW-Madison. Parasitic worms use their keen senses to wriggle through their hosts. 
9:42am
UW-La Crosse. StateUniversity.com gives UWL high marks for student-to-faculty ratio, retention, test scores. 

12:09pm
Reuters. In bid to reopen U.S. schools, Trump threatens their tax-exempt status. 
4:22am
WQOW. UWEC takes steps toward protecting health of on-campus students. 
4:21am
Madison.com. With COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations up, panel addresses school reopening, vaccine distribution. 
4:14am
The Hill. CDC director: Keeping schools closed poses greater health threat to children than reopening.
4:07am
WISC. More than 80 percent of parents in two Rock County school districts support in-person learning this fall. 
4:06am
WISN. Coronavirus might cause substitute teacher shortage. 
4:05am
NBC 15. UW-Madison students respond to ICE rule, demanding protection for international community. 
3:55am
WEAU. New ECASD superintendent talks about COVID-19 pandemic, reopening of schools. 
3:54am
WEAU. UW-Eau Claire international student reacts to ICE policy. 
3:49am
WSAW. UW-Whitewater outlines plans for students to come back in the fall. 
3:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW Interim President Tommy Thompson seeks $110M in state aid for campus COVID-19 response. 

Local

2:05pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Appoints Jeffery Roman as Office on African American Affairs Executive Director. 
9:47am
Wisconsin Dairy Alliance. Polk County's proposed conditional use permit fails to meet state's legal requirements. 
9:44am
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. Council approves $100K for helping indigent defendants. 
9:41am
Freedom, Inc. Celebrates bailout of 13 Black people from Dane County jail. 

Congress

11:00am
Public Policy Institute. Commmunity advocates applauds Senator Baldwin's efforts to spur hiring and reduce child poverty: Bills would support six months of wages immediately and set national goal of cutting child poverty in half in the next decade. 

4:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan slams American and United airlines for booking full flights. 

Politics

3:55pm
RPW. 2020 State Convention preview. 
2:06pm
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Endorses Kristina Shelton for Green Bay Assembly seat. 
12:13pm
Subeck for 78th Assembly. Endorsed by Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin, representing 17 labor unions. 
11:06am
Dallman for 41st Assembly. Sheriffs, other members of law enforcement endorse. 
11:01am
Lochner-Abel for 31st Assembly. Endorsed by Wisconsin Education Association Council. 
10:56am
Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee. Assembly Democratic leaders endorse Kristina Shelton for 90th Assembly District. 

9:07am
Reuters. 'Epic failure': U.S. election officials warn of November chaos due to budget crunch.
9:05am
The Hill. Democrats see convention as chance to underscore COVID-19 message. 
4:03am
WXOW. Ebben holds listening sessions with local law enforcement. 
3:57am
WBAY. Democrats vying for Grothman's congressional seat meet in debate. 
3:46am
CBS 58. Trump campaign kicks off national 'Women for Trump' bus tour in Milwaukee area. 
3:41am
DeFroest Times-Tribune. DeForest's Briggs looks to become Wisconsin's next state superintendent. 
3:40am
Cap Times. Democratic candidates for 48th Assembly seat debate. 
3:33am
CBS 58. CBS 59 Investigates: USPS audit blames mail carrier and label problems for spring election mail problems. 

Thursday July 9, 2020

SEIU v. Vos

2:58pm
WMC. Calls on Gov. Evers to maintain transparency requirements following SEIU v. Vos ruling. 
12:28pm
Great Lakes Legal Foudation. Wisconsin Supreme Court reins in agency authorities. 
11:20am
Gov. Evers. Releases statement on State Supreme Court's ruling on lame duck.
10:29am
Speaker Vos. Statement: Wisconsin State Supreme Court ruling in SEIU v. Vos. 
10:25am
Sen. Stroebel. State Supreme Court ruling maintains legislative oversight. 
9:49am
Sen. Larson. Lame duck Supreme Court upholds lame duck GOP power grab. 
9:46am
AG Kaul. Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling in SEIU v. Vos. 
9:45am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Reacts to Wisconsin Supreme Court decision in SEIU vs. Vos. 
9:43am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. SEIU, Local 1 v. Robin Vos.  

11:47am
WISC. 'Republicans are going to continue working against me every chance they get': Evers reacts to lame-duck laws court decision. 
10:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds most lame-duck laws, throws out provisions on government documents. 
9:45am
AP. Wisconsin Supreme Court OKs GOP-authored lame-duck laws. 
9:44am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds lame-duck laws stripping power from governor, AG.

Governor

3:44pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement in response to Governor's announcement of People's Map Commission. 
3:18pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic Radio Address on The People's Maps Commission. 
2:37pm
Rep. Vining. Invites Wisconsinites to apply for The People's Maps Commission. 
12:54pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on The People's Maps Commission. 
12:24pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on The Peope's Maps Commission. 
11:43am
Rep. Hebl. Gov. Evers Fair Maps Commission can return accountability to Legislature. 
11:21am
Gov. Evers. Announces People's Maps Commission application and selection processes. 

1:09pm
Stevens Point Journal. Tony Evers' redistricting commission launched with a panel of 3 retired judges to review applications. 
11:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Tony Evers appoints judges to select members of redistricting commission, applications process opens. 
3:39am
WCLO. Governor Evers appoints Janesville farmer to DATCP board. 

Budget

4:30pm
Rep. Nygren. Statement on June tax collections memo. 
2:30pm
LFB. June, 2020, General Fund Tax Collections. 

Legislative

2:38pm
Sen. Kapenga. To introduce legislation to expand unemployment call center hours. 
10:26am
Sen. Stroebel, Rep. Born. We applaud expansion of credit transfer flexibility. 
4:09am
Rep. Kitchens. Supports temporary unemployment relief. 
4:09am
Rep. Stafsholt. Calls on Evers to provide financial assistance to unemployed. 
4:06am
Rep. Gundrum. Helps Governor Evers connect the dots. 

1:11pm
Sen. Jacque. GOP Weekly Radio Address: Supporting tourism and healthy hospitality. 
10:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Politics is slow': Wisconsin Legislature unlikely to respond to Black Lives Matter movement until 2021. 
3:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republican Assembly members propose forgivable loan program to help those waiting on unemployment. 
3:43am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republicans call on Tony Evers to use federal CARES dollars to expedite payments to unemployed Wisconsinites. Wisconsin Public Radio. 

State Agencies

3:43pm
DOC. 6th monitor report highlights improvements at Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake. 
2:59pm
DOR. One week remains until the July 15 tax deadline. 
12:24pm
DWD. Announces expanded Wisconsin Fast Forward Technical Education Equipment grant recipients. 
9:16am
DWD. Announces Wisconsin Fast Forward grant recipients. 
9:15am
WEDC. Moves Global Trade Ventures online, giving Wisconsin companies an avenue to expand exports. 

Economy/Business

10:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Harley-Davidson eliminating 700 jobs, Chief Financial Officer John Olin has left the company. 
9:24am
Reuters. U.S. weekly jobless claims fall; but a record 32.9 million on unemployment benefits. 
3:22am
WKBT. Trane Company to lay off about 100 employees at La Crosse plant. 
3:17am
Fox 6. Illinois manufacturer relocating headquarters to Kenosha County, Gov. Evers announces. 

Coronavirus

4:29pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. #MaskUpMadison and #MaskUpDane collaboration promotes mask wearing to the public. 
3:42pm
LeadingAge Wisconsin. Supports state administration's commitment to fund continued nursing home COVID-19 testing. 
1:30pm
Gov. Evers. Announces successful roll out of online COVID-19 test registration at National Guard testing sites. 
1:12pm
WHCA/WiCAL. Applauds Evers administration for continuing statewide testing initiative. 

1:07pm
Racine Journal Times. Robin Vos says he is OK with local COVID mandates, but mask requirements are unnecessary. 
1:03pm
WAOW. Marathon County to require employees to wear masks. 
9:37am
Politico. 'People can't ignore it anymore': Across the country, minorities hit hardest by pandemic.
3:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Nearly two-thirds of Wisconsin counties have a 'high level' of coronavirus activity. Appleton Post Crescent. 
3:48am
WISN. Republican leader: Wisconsin does not need face mask mandate. 
3:48am
Fox 21. As COVID-19 cases rise in Douglas County, Superior mayor moves toward mask mandate. 
3:47am
Fox 6. 'Lead by example:' Shorewood mask mandate for anyone 4+ inside public places passes. 
3:46am
WKBT. City of La Crosse can issue mask mandate, health leaders say. 
3:45am
NBC 15. Dane Co. businesses hold firm to public health order: masks will be required. 
3:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Tony Evers orders face masks for state employees; state buildings remain closed to public. 
3:39am
WXOW. La Crosse, Monroe, and Trempealeau counties see double-digit new cases of COVID-19. 
3:35am
WISN. Lines for coronavirus tests stretch into street. 
3:23am
WFRV. Oneida Nation extends Nation's Stay Safer at Home Declaration. 

Statewide

3:40pm
FRWD. July 10th is Lineworker Appreciation Day. 
9:31am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Wisconsin's child care sector needs care itself. 
4:05am
Michael Best. Bolsters Business and Community Solutions team with addition of three new partnerships. 

Courts

3:00pm
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Signs onto legal brief seeking safe voting for citizens during pandemic. 
8:58am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Kathleen Papa v. DHS. 

9:19am
The Hill. Supreme Court grants NY prosecutors access to Trump's tax returns. 
3:15am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin joins federal lawsuit over pandemic relief funds for private schools. 
3:14am
Fox 6. Wisconsin judges are deleting videos of what happens in their courtrooms: 'What's going on here?'
3:11am
AP. Supreme Court expected to rule on Trump tax records. 

Education

3:43pm
Marquette University. Engineering professor receives Young Scholar Award. 
3:19pm
UW-Stout. Alumni couple look to future with cybersecurity scholarship. 
12:56pm
UW-La Crosse. TJ Brooks name interim dean. 
12:23pm
Marquette University. Offering mask matching in giving program. 
10:30am
UW-Madison. New $3 million endowment will enable UW Odyssey Project to continue to combat inequities. 

2:18pm
U.S. News & World Report. Thompson dedicated to UW campuses reopening in fall. 
11:50am
Beloit Daily News. Beloit College president condemns ICE order, plans in-person classes in fall.
9:56am
The Hill. CDC won't revise school opening guidelines after Trump criticism. 
9:53am
Reuters. U.S. families could use federal funds elsewhere if pandemic closes schools, DeVos says. 
4:04am
Racine Journal Times. Gateway eyes fall reopening; classes will be held in person and/or online. 
4:01am
CBS 58. CDC expected to change guidelines on school reopenings, local educators' union expresses concern. 
3:40am
AP. Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices. 
3:37am
WTMJ. Franklin unveils plans for in-person schooling this fall. 
3:33am
WKOW. Survey finds majority of Janesville parents want kids back in class this fall, but some have reservations. 
3:31am
NBC 26. Howard-Suamico School District working on plan to bring students back. 
3:20am
WQOW. "It makes no sense at all": International students on ICE visa rules. 
3:16am
Fox 6. School districts in SE Wisconsin make plans as fall classes approach: 'Doing everything we can.'

Local

12:27pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County partners with Urban League effort to create South side economic development hub, encourage Black business start-ups. 
10:59am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Asks Sheboygan Police to release footage of officer-involved fatal shooting to victim's family. 
9:18am
Washington County Exec. Schoemann. Big government is delaying building projects, economic growth. 

3:46am
NBC 15. Madison, Sun Prairie police report "staggering" number of gun violence cases in 2020. 
3:32am
WISC. Madison libraries could see hours, staff, branch cuts due to budget shortfalls from coronavirus. 
3:21am
WQOW. Eau Claire County employees may be furloughed monthly. 

Congress

12:53pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues call for $32B in transit funding in next COVID-19 stimulus package. 

3:20am
The Hill. Deficit rises to record $2.7 trillion amid pandemic: CBO.
3:15am
WEAU. Baldwin introduces "Rebuild Main Street Act."

Politics

11:42am
Focus on Rural America. New research: Undecideds in Wisconsin up for grabs. 
11:15am
Roys for 26th Senate. Building Trades Council, representing 17 unions, endorses. 
11:01am
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Rep. Shae Sortwell endorses. 
9:01am
Lemmer for 48th Assembly. Women Lead endorses. 

3:41am
U.S. News & World Report. Latino group launches $10M campaign to boost voter turnout. 
3:19am
Spectrum News. 'They're going to prioritize people over politics': Wisconsin Democrats look ahead to DNC 2020. 
3:13am
The Hill. State and local officials beg Congress to send more election funds ahead of November. 

Wednesday July 8, 2020

Governor

4:23pm
Wisconsin Infrastructure Investment Now. Moving forward with I94 East-West Corridor comes at the right time for Wisconsin's economy. 
2:56pm
Construction Business Group. Restarting the I-94 East-West improvement project will bring economic growth to southeastern Wisconsin. 
2:54pm
Rep. Kerkman. Welcomes Advent Tool & Manufacturing to Salem Lakes. 
2:29pm
Wisconsin Laborers' District Council. Supports Governor Evers and WisDOT's revival of the I-94 East-West Corridor Project.
1:48pm
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters. Commends re-start of I-94 East-West Corridor Project. 
1:46pm
Gov. Evers. Announces Advent Tool & Manufacturing to relocate to Salem Lakes. 
1:45pm
WISPIRG, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, ACLU of Wisconsin, Sierra Cub, MICAH. Advocates oppose I-94 expansion in Milwaukee, seek better transit options. 
12:19pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Statement after WisDOT announces reengagement in I-94 East-West Corridor Project. 
11:07am
Rep. Rodriguez. Applauds WisDOT for reinvigorating the I-94 East-West Project. 
10:44am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Applauds DOT decision to restart the I94 East-West Corridor Project. 
9:49am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Doug Rebout to DATCP Board. 
9:48am
Gov. Evers. Announces I-94 East-West corridor project to move forward. 

2:24pm
Daily Reporter. WisDOT tries again for I-94 East-West expansion. 
11:05am
WTMJ. Gov. Tony Evers announces I-94 East-West Corridor Project can move forward. 
4:55am
WKOW. Gov. Evers announces $160M in transportation aid for local governments. 

Legislative

4:24pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Joins Assembly Republicans in calling on Gov. Evers to provide financial assistance to the unemployed. 
3:02pm
Speaker Vos. And Assembly GOP call on Gov. Evers to help unemployed. 
3:01pm
Rep. Tranel. Unemployment insurance delays hurt families. 
3:00pm
Rep. Neubauer. And legislative Democrats call for U.S. Senate to pass HEROES Act. 
2:54pm
Rep. Dittrich. Backs plan to provide unemployment relief. 
2:52pm
Sen. Wirch. Responds to Assembly Republicans' unemployment band-aid proposal. 
2:46pm
Rep. Murphy. Urges Evers to provide promised unemployment services. 
2:36pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Urges Gov. Evers to take action on unemployment crisis. 
2:33pm
Rep. Steineke. Republicans again call on Evers to address UI disaster. 
2:32pm
Rep. Nygren. Calls on Governor Evers to provide unemployment relief  - end unemployment backlog.  LFB Memo. LRB Memo.
12:48pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Senator Dale Kooyenga earns 2020 Health Care Advocate of the Year Award. 
12:17pm
Rep. Vining. And legislative colleagues support federal HEROES Act.  Letter to Sens. Johnson, Baldwin.
10:42am
Sen. Smith. Colum: Student debt and our future. 
9:55am
Sen Stroebel. Teleworking on the taxpayer's dime. 
4:57am
Rep. Hintz. Legislative Democrats support federal HEROES Act. 

3:51am
NBC 15. WI religious leaders call for stronger statewide response to COVID-19. 

State Agencies

9:51am
Wisconsin Arts Board. Awards over $500,000 in CARES Act relief funds to 110 Wisconsin arts organizations. 

Economy/Business

8:51am
DWD. Triples unemployment staff, resulting in more claims processed and better customer service.
4:58am
Wisconsin County Forests Association. Reacts to Verso Mills shutdown. 
4:47am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. North Shore Bank joins as gold member. 

3:05pm
WQOW. DWD triples unemployment staff. 
2:45pm
Reuters. United Airlines sending 'gut punch' furlough warnings to 36,000 workers.
4:54am
WSAW. Data: Most large PPP loans in Northern, Central Wisconsin went to manufacturer, construction, retail companies. 
4:11am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin GDP down 5% in first quarter. 
3:44am
WTMJ. What a second coronavirus wave could mean for Wisconsin unemployment. 
3:42am
WKOW. Dane Co. bars, restaurants left scrambling again to adjust to mask mandate. 

Coronavirus

10:38am
Ryder Cup. Updated event information. 
9:54am
Outagamie County Exec. Nelson. (Updated) Outagamie to require protective masks. 
8:52am
WMC. Clarity needed from DHS and Sec. Andrea Palm. 

3:07pm
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa County at high risk for COVID-19. 
2:57pm
Sheboygan Press. 'We were just elated': Sheboygan businesses say Ryder Cup postponement hurts, but better than tournament with no fans. 
2:47pm
WQOW. Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce encourages mask use. 
2:24pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers: Capitol will stay closed, state workers to wear masks. 
2:23pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. National Guard offers more testing after oversight prevents analysis of 142 samples in Iron River. 
1:56pm
Fox 11. Coronavirus activity, hospitalizations growing in Wisconsin. 
11:04am
WISC. Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits rescheduled to 2021. 
11:01am
Lake Geneva Regional News. With local cases mounting, county announces coronavirus testing in area schools. 
9:03am
Fox 11. Outagamie County to require masks for employees, volunteers, visitors. 
4:52am
Racine Journal Times. Racine public health administrator says that requiring masks is a possibility. 
4:49am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Saukville-based company commits materials for 1 million masks if Milwaukee passes mask mandate.
4:35am
The Hill. Trump administration moves to formally withdraw U.S. from WHO. 
4:22am
WISN. Gov. Evers: Supreme Court decision cost Wisconsin lives in pandemic. 
4:21am
CBS 58. Milwaukee citywide mask mandate now circulating through Common Council. 
4:18am
WFRV. Mask ordinance to be considered for city of Green Bay. 
4:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Central Wisconsin lab will be CDC hub for COVID-19 testing. 
4:09am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin adds 495 more coronavirus cases as leaders warn state is headed 'in the wrong direction.'
3:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers signals he might try to mandate face masks statewide but expects a legal challenge. 
3:48am
WJFW. Central Wisconsin State Fair canceled.
3:46am
WTMJ. Franklin Health Department shuts down live music at several bars due to COVID-19. 
3:37am
Fox 6. COVID-19 test results paint a bleak picture of Wisconsin's effort to flatten the curve. 
3:34am
Fox 11. Prevea president says people have grown complacent in fight against COVID-19. 
3:31am
AP. 'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:40am
Detroit News. Lakes Huron, Michigan break high water records in June. 

Statewide

4:25pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Hires James Stein as data and organizing specialist. 
1:48pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Religious freedom wins at U.S. Supreme Court. 
10:40am
Wisconsin Dental Association. Provides nearly $45,000 in 2020 grants. 

1:55pm
AP. AP Exclusive: 'Strike for Black Lives' to highlight racism. 

Courts

8:57am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Alan M. Johnson. 
8:57am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Keith C. Henyard. 
8:56am
District II Court of Appeals. Michael Bohm v. Michael Leiber. 

11:10am
AP. Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control. 
3:47am
WJFW. Serial sex offender charged with sexual assault after tested backlog kit. 
3:43am
Racine Journal Times. Supreme Court to rule Thursday in case challenging lame-duck laws. 
3:33am
U.S. News & World Report. States sue U.S. department over virus relief funds for schools. 

Education

2:45pm
Edgewood College. Statement to Wisconsin delegation regarding Student and Exchange Visitor Program. 
2:34pm
WAICU, Wisconsin Technical College System. Wisconsin private colleges, technical colleges sign historic transfer agreement. 
1:47pm
UW-Stout. Grant helps Jamaican student remain focused on degree. 
12:23pm
Marquette University. Professors receive $1.7 million grant for neuroscience research on substance use disorder in women. 
9:52am
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. New position to elevate access and success for people of color. 

2:43pm
USA Today. Pence says CDC changing school reopening guidelines after Trump called them 'tough and expensive.'
2:42pm
The Hill. DeVos 'very seriously' considering withholding funding from schools that don't reopen. 
11:12am
Politico. Trump disavows his own administration's guidance for reopening schools. 
9:01am
The Hill. Harvard, MIT sue to block Trump administration from stripping student visas amid pandemic. 
9:00am
Reuters. Trump says 'may cut off funding' if U.S. schools do not open. 
4:19am
NBC 26. Parents express mixed feelings about schools re-opening. 
4:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. ICE tells international students they must leave U.S. if fall classes move entirely online. 
4:11am
U.S. News & World Report. More uncertainty for international students at UW-Madison. 
3:55am
Cap Times. Gov. Tony Evers hopes to steer clear of another statewide K-12 school closure. 
3:46am
WTMJ. Menomonee Falls, Nicolet Districts offer two distinctive plans to return to the classroom for fall. 
3:36am
Fox 11. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants schools fully reopened, local parents share thoughts. 
3:32am
AP. Trump pushes state, local leaders to reopen schools in fall. 

Local

4:26pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County unveils new technology to keep beaches safe and healthy. 
4:25pm
Milwaukee Common Council. Change - to make or become different. 
4:51am
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. Identified solutions put forward in final report of Carjacking and Reckless Driving Task Force. 

4:40am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison delivers sharp cuts to tourism marketing, Monona Terrace, Overture Center. 

Congress

2:35pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. And Senator Baldwin call for bold COVID-19 economic relief. 
2:21pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Announces winners of Congresional Art Competition. 
1:50pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Trump weakens payday loan regulation. 
12:20pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces bipartisan legislation to provide certainty for the 340B program. 

8:55am
Politico. Congress wary on future aid as well-connected businesses rake in millions. 

Politics

1:58pm
Drew for 43rd Assembly. Pizza and Politics Fundraiser. 
1:51pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Announces second wave of state legislative endorsements. 
12:51pm
Bradley for 28th Senate. Pro-life groups rally behind.
12:22pm
Lemmer for 48th Assembly. Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin endorses. 
10:40am
Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund. Announces 2020 candidate endorsements. 
8:52am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsement from Steve Stocker. 

3:49am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Wisconsin Republicans promise coronavirus safety as 300 expected at state convention in Green Bay. 

Tuesday July 7, 2020

Governor

11:20am
Gov. Evers. And WisDOT Secretary-designess Thompson announce more than $160 million in transportation aid for local governments. 

1:00pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin elected officials remain divided on Obamacare, even during the pandemic. 
3:12am
Fox 6. Gov. Evers gives UW System go-ahead for sex assault rules. 

Budget

8:24am
CNBC. Cuts to basic services loom as coronavirus ravages local economies and sends states into fiscal crisis. 

11:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. U.S. Commerce Department: Wisconsin's economy shrunk by 5 percent in first part of 2020. 

Legislative

3:47pm
Wisconsin Council of Churches. Religious leaders ask Legislature to act on COVID-19.  Letter to Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos.

State Agencies

1:33pm
AG Kaul. Joins multistate lawsuit against Secretary DeVos' attempt to siphon pandemic relief funds away from public schools. 
12:59pm
DOJ. Serial sex offender charged with alleged sexual assault after backlogged kit is tested. 
9:39am
WEDC. State leaders, local officials to celebrate downtown successes during Wisconsin Main Street Days July 7-10.

3:15am
Fox 11. Rock Island State Park closing for remainder of 2020. 

Economy/Business

12:08pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data. 
9:43am
WEC Energy Group. We Energies Fondation donates $100,000 to Milwaukee 'Rebuild and Revitalize' effort. 
8:23am
Madison Region Economic Partnership. And regional partners launch fourth installment of statewide COVID-19 Business Impact Survey. 
3:50am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Treasury releases PPP loan data; Here's the Wisconsin breakdown of $150,000 loans and above. 

11:32am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Businesses could be fined for not enforcing proposed masking mandate. 
11:29am
CNBC. States rush to keep afloat businesses crushed by the pandemic. 
3:47am
Reuters. U.S. pandemic aid program saved 51.1 million jobs, but wealthy and connected also benefited. 
3:27am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tariffs blamed for delay in one of Wisconsin's first large-scale solar farms. 
3:26am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Delaware North has furloughed 1,300 employees at Miller Park and Lambeau Field. 
3:25am
WBAY. Businesses adapt to worker shortage without J-1 Visa Program. 
3:23am
WSAW. Sconni's closes temporarily after part-time employee tests positive for COVID-19. 
3:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 5 more Milwaukee-area restaurants close temporarily after workers test positive for coronavirus. 
3:16am
Spectrum News. More than 85,000 Wisconsin companies received PPP loans. 
3:12am
AP. Kanye West? The Girl Scouts? Hedge funds? All got PPP loans. 
3:10am
Politico. New data shows lawmakers secured millions in small business aid. 
3:09am
MarketWatch. Skyrocketing of COVID-19 cases around the U.S. slows dine-in recovery. 

Coronavirus

2:06pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. New business partners join "Stay Safe to Stay Open" campaign to fight COVID-19. 
12:12pm
Gov. Evers. Announces statewide efforts to distribute PPE to schools, food processors, businesses. 
11:39am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Releases new orders requiring face coverings. 
8:22am
Rebel Converting. Milwaukee-area company offers 1 million free masks to help residents comply with proposed city mandatory mask ordinance for public places.  Letter to Common Council, Mayor Barrett.

1:46pm
WJFW. Eagle River Cranberry Fest canceled in 2020. 
1:02pm
La Crosse Tribune. State to send more than 2 million cloth masks to Wisconsin schools, businesses. 
12:17pm
WTMJ. Senator Ron Johnson: U.S. 'overreacted' to coronavirus pandemic. 
12:13pm
WKOW. Dane County to enforce mandatory mask policy next week. 
11:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. While still few, coronavirus cases double within two weeks in one northern Wisconsin county. 
4:00am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC County's test-positivity rate for COVID-19 is escalating. 
3:58am
Janesville Gazette. Rock County matches COVID-19 daily record, Janesville pace quickens. 
3:49am
USA Today. Dr. Anthony Fauci warns U.S. is 'knee-deep' in first wave of coronavirus cases and prognosis is 'really not good.'
3:38am
NBC 26. Average age of COVID-19 cases drops from 52 to 36 in Wisconsin, health officials say. 
3:35am
WKOW. Long lines lead to 4+ hour wait times for COVID-19 testing at Alliant Energy Center. 
3:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. After hitting an all-time high, number of new COVID-19 cases declines slightly. 
3:19am
Fox 6. 'It was insane:' On heels of holiday weekend, some waited 4+ hours for COVID-19 testing at UMOS site. 
3:15am
WISN. Gov. Tony Evers hasn't given briefing on coronavirus pandemic since June 23. 
3:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW tests drug to prevent deadly complication in COVID-19 patients. 

Statewide

11:22am
Wisconsin Dental Association. Borgerding joins as Director of Government Services. 

Courts

9:43am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Ryan M. Muth. 

3:36am
WISC. Group suing over local public health orders asks judge to block Dane County's latest change. 

Education

4:07pm
Marquette University. Theology professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholar Award. 
4:06pm
UW-Stevens Point. Those interested in outdoors can join free ZOOM chats. 
3:19pm
UW-Eau Claire. ADA anniversary exhibition goes digital. 
12:07pm
UW-La Crosse. A hall of fame career - on ice. 

1:00pm
The Hill. Schools face tough road to fall reopening. 
3:55am
Politico. Trump administration bars international college students if their school's classes are all online. 
3:33am
WTMJ. College educators advocate for online-only as coronavirus cases rise among young people. 
3:18am
WQOW. Proposal approved to lease electronic devices to all ECASD students. 
3:17am
WKBT. New committee formed to help decide future of La Crosse School Resource Officers. 

Local

1:55pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission must listen to demands for change, no matter who is in charge. 
1:47pm
Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. Resolution requiring Council approval for purchasing of crowd control and militaristic equipment approved today. 
12:10pm
Sun Prairie Downtown Business Improvement District. Presents new summer events. 
3:39am
Milwaukee Council President Johnson. Gun violence at Midtown Center. 

Congress

2:57pm
WISPIRG. CFPB green-lights predatory payday loans amid COVID-19 pandemic. 
11:24am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues introduce 1619 Act to raise awareness, understanding of African American history in schools. 

11:29am
Reuters. Exclusive: U.S. government's boxed food aid promise falls short. 

Politics

11:23am
Pfaff for 32nd Senate. Attorney General Josh Kaul endorses. 
3:52am
Baldeh for 48th Assembly. Wins endorsements of SEIU and WEAC. 

3:34am
NBC 15. Wisconsin's largest cities get $6.3M in grants to support safer elections. 

Monday July 6, 2020

Legislative

1:31pm
Rep. Nygren. Rural workforce housing initative to accept applications July 22. 
11:51am
Rep Meyers. Applauds creation of a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force. 

State Agencies

2:25pm
DNR. Rock Island State Park closed for the season. 
12:39pm
DHS. Wisconsin accepting applications to pilot new aproach to treating substance use disorders. 
12:04pm
DWD. Awarded $9 million to expand Wisconsin apprenticeship. 
11:55am
DMA. 6 July Update: Wisconsin National Guard continues mobile COVID testing at sites around the state this week. 
11:54am
WHEDA. Invites community particpation to kick off rural affordable workforce housing initiative. 
10:05am
OCI. Admistrative Actions June 2020. 

Economy/Business

3:18pm
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employment Update. 
12:40pm
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Accepting applications for seventh annual Pressure Chamber competition. 
12:38pm
TriEnda. Launches innovative Bulk Bag Pallet. 
3:51am
We Are Many - United Against Hate. Letter to Harley-Davidson: A big thank you for standing up for what's right. 

2:57pm
NBC 26. Green Bay businesses discuss challenges under COVID-19 in new survey. 
1:16pm
U.S. News & World Report. Vos company received $150K-$350K in coronavirus loans.
1:13pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Layoffs posted for 400 Milwaukee, Madison hotel workers, 1,300 Miller Park and Lambeau Field food service workers. 
11:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Major Wisconsin frac sand producer expects to file bankruptcy. 
4:36am
Wisconsin Watch. Lives on hold: Pandemic exposes failures of Wisconsin unemployment insurance system.
4:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee evictions up 26% in June as Berrada companies continue to be a force in eviction court. 
3:55am
Fox 11. Restaurants see decline in business on Fourth of July amid pandemic. 
3:42am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Thousands await Farm Support Program payments. 
3:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Outdoor dining expanding in Wisconsin cities as pandemic continues. 

Coronavirus

2:54pm
Fox 11. COVID-19 hospitalizations creep up in Wisconsin. 
11:47am
Poltiico. Stark racial disparities emerge as families struggle to get enough food.
4:27am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Doctor urge young people to take coronavirus seriously. 
3:48am
Fox 6. Milwaukee restaurant to continue food distribution as funding dwindles: 'This is an essential need.'
3:43am
Lake Geneva Regional News. Villages adjust public beach restrictions during health crisis. 
3:41am
WUWM. Coronavirus: Tracking your contacts is good, limiting your social circle is better. 
3:39am
WISC. Despite coronavirus concerns, over 100,000 guests expected at Wisconsin Dells over holiday weekend. 
3:39am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Multiple Auburndale Music Fest attendees test positive for COVID-19. 
3:35am
WISN. ESPN: Bucks close practice facility after receiving coronavirus test results. 
3:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. More than 10 percent of COVID-19 tests come back positive for second day in a row. 
3:16am
Wisconsin State Journal. More homeless people ditching shelters for camp sites amid COVID19 pandemic. 

Statewide

3:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Voter participation declining in Wisconsin, civic measures mixed. 

Courts

3:14pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. U.S Supreme Court orders Seventh Circuit to reconsider decision in religious liberty case. 

9:37am
Reuters. U.S. Supreme Court restricts 'electors' in presidential contests. 
3:56am
WKOW. Organization files request to block Dane County, Milwaukee pandemic orders. 
3:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Court of Appeals reinstates Racine's COVID-19 ordinance. 

Education

3:48pm
UW-Madison. Coughing visualization illustrates the benefits of wearing a good mask. 
3:47pm
Marquette University. College of Nursing receives scholarship to support disadvantaged students. 

10:14am
Cap Times. Like MMSD, districts around the country planning for fall following votes to end police in schools. 
4:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. As COVID-19 cases increase, UW-Madison employeee concerns about fall semester grow.
3:49am
Fox 6. 'A lot of preparations:' With pandemic ongoing, teachers raise concerns over return to classes. 
3:33am
Baraboo News Republic. Interim dean: Boo-U programs likely won't face cuts but vacant positions will remain open. 
3:29am
AP. Debates turn emotional as schools decide how and if to open. 
3:28am
Politico. 'How the hell are we going to do this?' The panic over reopening schools. 
3:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. As COVID-19 cases increase, UW-Madison employee concerns about fall semsester. 
3:17am
AP. Amid pandemic, fewer students seek federal aid for college. 

Local

1:28pm
City of Kenosha, City of Green Bay, City of Madison, City of Milwaukee, City of Racine. Wisconsin Safe Voting Plan. 

3:44am
Spectrum News. Call from Milwaukee officials to redirect energy as homicides, shootings increase. 
3:20am
Fox 6. Milwaukee police: 12 hurt in 7 shootings starting around noon on the 4th of July. 
3:18am
WSAW. Drug addiction help in Marathon County changes during pandemic as Wisconsin sees increase in opioid overdoses.  

Congress

3:29am
CNBC. Senate Republicans cool to 2nd round of stimulus checks, direct deposits. 
3:27am
The Hill. IRS, taxpayers face obstacles ahead of July 15 filing deadline. 

Politics

9:27am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsement from Tanya Andersen Buckingham. 

2:21pm
Politico. Democrats smell a rout - and the chance to control redistricting in 2021. 
3:47am
NBC News. Warning signs flash for Trump in Wisconsin as pandemic response fuels disapproval. 
3:46am
USA Today. 'Grim resolve': Biden is up big and the Senate is in sight, but Democrats still haunted by fear of letdown. 

Friday July 3, 2020

State Agencies

2:14pm
DATCP. With prices stabilizing, state ends 'abnormal economic disruption' period. 
11:35am
DHS. Cigarette smoking rates are lower since passage of Wisconsin's Smoke-Free Indoor Air Law. 
10:02am
State Public Defender Board. Statement on Mr. George Floyd. 

3:53am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin farmers given 24/7 wellness hotline. 
3:48am
Fox 6. AG Kaul announces launch of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force. 
3:47am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin DOT launches guide for title and registration applications, fee estimates. 
3:39am
WSAW. $90 million in Wisconsin child support payments under review for possible over-payment. 

Economy/Business

11:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As Congress passes extension for loan program, Wisconsin small businesses say they need more aid. 
10:15am
Politico. Rent cliff looms in July as eviction moratoriums expire. 
4:43am
Marshfield News Herald. Tammy Baldwin, Ron Johnson taking different paths to help businesses hurt by COVID-19. 
4:31am
The Hill. Unemployment to average 6.1 percent through 2030: CBO. 
4:25am
CNBC. A breakdown of where the jobs are coming back and where they may never fully return. 
4:24am
CNBC. At least 50,904 college workers have been laid off or furloughed because of Covid-19. 
4:20am
USA Today. Milwaukee hotels begin to see signs of recovery from COVID-19 pandemic on travel industry, experts say. 
4:04am
WISC. Madison businesses choose transparency about positive COVID-19 cases. 
4:03am
WISC. State economic development arm lays out recovery, says combating coronavirus spread still fastest way there. 
3:51am
WKBT. New report details COVID-19 impact on agriculture industry in Wisconsin. 
3:51am
Cap Times. Epic Systems slows reopening plan, calls in-person work its key to success. 
3:49am
Cap Times. 'A defacto boycott': Wisconsin businesses oppose release of COVID-19 data. The Center Square. 
3:46am
Brownfield Ag News. Fewer than expected Wisconsin farmers applied for state direct payments. 
3:41am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin exports are down nearly $900 million this year. 

Coronavirus

3:58am
DATCP. Accepting applications for COVID-19 Food Security Network Support Grants. 

11:47am
CBS 58. Packers prepare for reduced seating, face mask requirement for fans in 2020 season update. 
11:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Positive virus cases nearly double from 7.8% to 12.2%, according to city officials. 
4:42am
Beloit Daily News. People under 40 account for 60% of June COVID-19 cases in Rock County. 
4:41am
La Crosse Tribune. State officials sound alarm over increase in COVID-19 cases driven by young people.
4:29am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Canal Park restaurant, Superior, Wis., bars voluntarily close as COVID-19 cases jump in Twin Ports. 
4:15am
Reuters. U.S. reports 55,000 COVID-19 cases in single day, hits new global record. 
4:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee takes first steps to mandate masks city-wide. 
4:08am
WISC. Percent of new positive COVID-19 tests remains consistent as Wisconsin creeps closer to 30K cases. 
4:07am
WKOW. Rock County to remain in Phase 2 of reopening. 
4:06am
WKOW. 'It's either this or we're not making money,' bars scramble to adapt to new Dane Co. order. 
4:02am
WKBT. La Crosse cancels camps, sports because of high risk level for COVID-19. 
3:42am
WBAY. Wisconsin coronavirus numbers on the rise: Dr. Rai talks 'scary' trend. 
3:40am
WBAY. Wisconsin contact tracers link coronavirus spike in young people to bars, gatherings. 
3:36am
WQOW. Gov. Evers ahead of holiday: "Celebrate at home."

Statewide

11:33am
A Better Wisconsin Together. Statements on July 4 holiday. 

Courts

10:03am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Timothy E. Dobbs. 
10:03am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Courtney C. Brown. 
3:57am
Wisconsin Third Judicial District. Waukesha County courts to resume jury trials. 

Education

1:32pm
UW-Madison. Peering under galactic dust, study reveals radiation at center of Milky Way. 
10:06am
UW-Madison. Commits to empowering students to vote. 

4:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Beloit College's fall reopening plan attracts national attention. 
3:44am
WUWM. Students of color benefit from teachers who look like them, but 95% of Wisconsin teachers are white. 

Local

11:34am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Affirms commitment to restoring honor, integrity and trust to law enforcement in Milwaukee County. 

Congress

9:59am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Modifies proposal to protect taxpayers. 
3:59am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Senate passes bipartisan resolution designating August as National Women's Suffrage Month. 

11:40am
The Hill. Congress gears up for battle over expiring unemployment benefits. 
10:14am
WTMJ. Sen. Ron Johnson withdraws proposed amendment to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth Day as federal holiday. 

Politics

1:32pm
Ebben for 3rd Congress. Wood County Board Supervisor John Hokamp endorses. 
10:01am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Take action now to vote safely in August and November. 
4:21am
Kapanke for 32nd Senate. Receives endorsement from Wisconsin Right to Life. 

3:45am
WJFW. Assembly candidate Kirk Bangstad advocates for fair maps and public education at LDF rally. 
3:35am
WISN. Wisconsin Republicans decide whether to attend convention as cases spike in Jacksonville. 

Thursday July 2, 2020

Legislative

2:47pm
Rep. Stuck. Statement on AG Kaul's creation of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Task Force. 
2:37pm
Rep. Stafsholt. Pushes for state of emergency in St. Croix County. 
11:02am
Sen. Kapenga. Governor Evers to publicly shame businesses. 
10:59am
Rep. Kulp. GOP Weekly Radio Address: Happy Indpendence Day. 
10:58am
LRB. Extraordinary Sessions of the Wisconsin Legislature. 
4:21am
Rep. Meyers. Applauds coast management grants for northern Wisconsin. 
4:14am
Rep. Kitchens. Applauds coastal management grants. 

3:50am
WISC. Proposed legislation would expand protections for historical property, make damage a felony 

State Agencies

1:59pm
DOT. DMV's most popular form gets an upgrade. 
1:14pm
DHS. Grants awarded for youth crisis stabilization facilities. 
11:01am
Wisconsin Lottery. Reedsburg's Viking Village Inc has three $100,000 lottery winners. 
10:08am
DNR. Boat responsibly: Wear a life jacket. 

3:52am
WKOW. Wisconsin National Guard sees largest and longest domestic deployment in history. 

Economy/Business

10:08am
Opportunity Wisconsin. Unveils countdown clock to highlight impending pandemic pay cut for Wisconsin workers. 
4:22am
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Supports Wisconsinites voicing concern over Line 5 pipeline risks. 

10:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. WEDC Secretary says COVID-19 report prioritizes broadband, retraining workers and innovation. 
8:51am
Reuters. U.S. job growth accelerates in June; unemployment rate falls. 
4:24am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Full recovery from pandemic will take more than 2 years in Wisconsin, WEDC says. 
3:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'We are on the brink of disaster': Public testifies on proposed pipeline reroute. 
3:31am
WBAY. DWD Secretary discusses unemployment claims, initiative to help workers in hard-hit industries. 
3:26am
WTMJ. About 10% of PUA unemployment benefits for self-employed, independent contractors have been paid out. 
3:24am
AP. A predicted surge in U.S job growth for June might not last. Politico. 

Coronavirus

11:00am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Democratic Radio Address on importance of wearing a mask. 
9:24am
DHS. Urges residents to stay home ahead of July 4 weekend. 

1:19pm
AP. Coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 U.S. states. 
11:14am
Fox 11. DHS urges residents to stay home for Fourth of July weekend. 
3:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Bar owners reeling from yet another blow. 
3:56am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Two weeks, 100 new cases: New virus cases' close contacts 'astronomically increasing' in EC County. 
3:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: Half of Wisconsin counties have high COVID-19 activity level. 
3:37am
Fox 6. TSA requires masks for 4th of July travelers flying out of MKE: 'This is what the CDC recommends.'
3:33am
NBC 15. Tavern League calls new restrictions on bars and restaurants "unlawful."
3:23am
WSAW. Difficulties plague contact tracing around state as cases rise. 

Statewide

3:54pm
Center for Media and Democracy. Files complaint against Fair Lines America Foundation for misreporting its 2018 income. 
2:35pm
Security Health Plan. Invests in mentoring program for children in foster care. 
12:12pm
Wisconsin Budget Project. Law enforcement spending in your community. 

Courts

4:16am
Racine Mayor Mason. Statement on judge's ruling on the City Council's public health ordinance. 

3:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court narrows possibility of voter roll purge before November. 
3:34am
The Hill. Judge tosses Wisconsin city's coronavirus restrictions as unconstitutional and overly broad. Racine Journal Times. 
3:23am
U.S. News & World Report. Judge throws out Racine's coronavirus plan. 

Education

1:15pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. DPI drops illegal policy after lawsuit. 
12:14pm
UW-Stout. Teacher shortage addressed at Career and Technical Education Summit. 

3:40am
Kenosha News. State projects school aid estimates for next year, but questions linger over COVID-19's impact. 
3:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tommy Thompson begins term as UW System President. Fox 6. 
3:26am
Duluth News Tribune. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College plans for 'conservative' campus reopening this fall. 

Local

3:17pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Calls for transparent investigation into fatal shooting of Kevan Ruffin. 
1:58pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voices. Statement on Milwaukee Elections Commission executive director position. 
1:14pm
Racine Police Department. Fireworks.
12:48pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. New online pollinator habitat assessment tool now available for Dane County residents. 
11:03am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Heavy traffic predicted during July 4th holiday weekend. 
8:48am
Madison Police and Fire Commissioners. Public statement.
4:15am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement regarding arson investigation. 

10:05am
WISN. Milwaukee homicide rate nearly doubles in first half of 2020. 

Congress

3:50pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Casey, Brown. Introduce legislation to address child poverty. 
1:59pm
Growth Energy. Welcomes House opposiiton to retroactive biofuel exemptions. 
12:13pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And colleagues introduce legislation mandating VA reimbursement of veterans' emergency health care claims as VA files court appeal to avoid payout. 
4:26am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Discusses small business recovery at Axios virtual event. 
4:13am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Environmental amendment passes. 

3:29am
WKOW. Sen. Johnson proposes replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as federal holiday. 
3:28am
WJFW. Sen. Baldwin calls for increased federal response to coronavirus pandemic. 

Politics

3:53pm
Beardsley for 6th Congress. Receives endorsement from Our Wisconsin Revolution. 
11:17am
Nelson for 35th Assembly. Pledges to protect constitutional rights. 
9:23am
Ebben for 3rd Congress. Retired City of La Crosse Police Chief Ed Kondracki endorses. 
8:47am
Schachtner for 10th Senate. Wisconsin workers support.
8:46am
Cabral-Guevara for 55th Assembly. Endorsed by WRTL. 
8:45am
Winker for 38th Assembly. Campaign raises $32,600 by June 30. 
4:19am
WISPIRG Students. Student activists find new ways to organize during an election impacted by COVID-19. 

3:38am
Chicago Tribune. From North Carolina to Wisconsin to Michigan, meet the voters Trump lost: 'I think if he weren't such an appalling human being, he would make a great president.'

Wednesday July 1, 2020

Governor

12:36pm
Rep. McGuire. Statement on Coastal Management Grants 
10:02am
Gov. Evers. Announces $1.5 million in grants for Wisconsin's coastal communities. 
8:43am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Dane County Circuit Court. 

Legislative

3:09pm
Rep. Hebl. Response to 7th Circuit Court's ruling on voting. 
2:01pm
Rep. Neylon. United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement is a win for Wisconsin and country. 
1:37pm
Rep. Hutton. Statement on USMCA. 
10:40am
Sen. Smith. Column: Patriotism; Protecting the health of Americans. 
10:15am
Speaker Vos. Statement on USMCA entry into force. 
9:06am
Sen. Hansen. It's time to take MA expansion funding. 
8:45am
Rep. Steineke. USMCA trade deal a win for Wisconsin.
4:07am
Sen. Carpenter. I sincerely appreciate your kind words of support!
3:54am
Rep. Gundrum. Highlights President Trump's USMCA milestone. 

3:35am
Cap Times. Proposal would add statue of Vel Phillips at Wisconsin Capitol. 
3:27am
Fox 6. Senator Carpenter announces 'successful surgery' after attack during protest near Capitol. 

State Agencies

1:40pm
DMA. Wisconsin Guard contracting team rates deployment to date a success. 
12:38pm
DNR. Wardens join local boat patrols for July 4 Safety Weekend. 
12:02pm
State Treasurer Godlewski. And Senator Baldwin, and local leaders push Congress to fund essential services and workers. 
11:59am
DATCP. Farm Center offers 24/7 hotline, other counseling resources in new pilot program. 
11:58am
DOR. Appleton, Eau Claire and Wausau Customer Service Centers join Madison ad Milwaukee offering in-person appointments during COVID-19. 
9:42am
DNR. Exercise safety this holiday weekend & keep fireworks out of DNR state lands. 
8:41am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter July 2020. 
3:44am
DMA. 2020 Wisconsin Statewide NextGeneration 9-1-1 Plan now available. 
3:43am
WEDC. Report assesses ongoing economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic, outlines recovery priorities. 

3:39am
Wisconsin State Journal. WEDC proposes broadband upgrades, training incentives in report on COVID's impact. 
3:38am
WJFW. WMC disputes DNR's authority to enact high capacity well restrictions. 

Economy/Business

1:42pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Report: 8 billionaires in Wisconsin see net worth jump $14.2 billion or 36.1% in first three months of COVID-19 pandemic. 
1:39pm
NFIB. Small business labor market remains weak in June. 
10:14am
Opportunity Wisconsin. Rep. Ron Kind: President's trade war is hitting Wisconsin farmers the hardest. 

2:25pm
Chippewa Herald. Frac sand producer Covia files for bankruptcy; $1B cost reduction plan proposed. 
9:58am
CBS 58. CBS 58 Investigates: DWD adjudication backlog. 
4:59am
Bloomberg. Dairy farmers worldwide are on the brink of crisis. 
4:04am
WQOW. Roundtable with Rep. Kind: COVID hurting the dairy industry. 
3:53am
WXOW. Oktoberfest cancellation comes with a big financial impact. 
3:31am
Wisconsin State Farmer. Demand for WI commodities still relatively low through summer, ag expert says. 
3:28am
WSAW. With COVID-19 cases increasing, concerns of area businesses closing grows. 

Coronavirus

12:38pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Marshfield Clinic Research Institute receives $22.5 million to be CDC reference lab for COVID-19 research. 
8:40am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Dane County issues new order limiting gatherings, bar and restaurant activity. 

8:54am
WKOW. Dane County order limits gatherings, bar and restaurant activity. 
8:52am
Politico. FDA spells out guidelines for approving Covid-19 vaccines. 
4:56am
Reuters. U.S. coronavirus cases rise by 47,000, biggest one day spike of pandemic. 
4:47am
Janesville Gazette. County data: Beloit has mroe COVID-19 cases; Janesville tops in mortality rate. 
4:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State sees second-highest single day increase with 601 positive cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. 
4:28am
La Crosse Tribune. La Crosse confirms 47 new COVID-19 cases from weekend, officials urge against gathering for Fourth. 
4:25am
Sheboygan Press. After steady decline in active cases, Sheboygan County saw 13 new coronavirus cases over the weekend. 
4:24am
Marshfield News Herald. Brown County's Latino community 'terrorized' by coronavirus, and the numbers show why. 
4:14am
Appleton Post Crescent. As Wisconsin coronavirus cases continue to rise, a lawsuit tests local officials' power to control spread. 
4:05am
WEAU. 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Eau Claire County. 
4:03am
Fox 11. Outagamie County sees an increase in COVID-19 cases across all age groups. 
4:00am
WISC. Official: Middleton closes City Hall, library indefinitely amid COVID-19 spike in Dane County. 
4:00am
WKOW. Dane County considers masks in public buildings. 
3:52am
WISN. As coronavirus cases increase, so do reasons for getting tested.
3:41am
WSAW. Medical leaders concerned as COVID-19 hospitalizations, hotline calls rise in central Wisconsin. 
3:40am
Fox 11. Wisconsin Timber Rattlers cancel 2020 season. 
3:29am
AP. Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus. 

Statewide

9:43am
National Endowment for the Arts. Approves arts organizations for CARES Act funding. 

Courts

12:03pm
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Dawn J. Levanduski. 
4:34am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Zignego v. WI Elections Commission - order. 

4:26am
Chippewa Herald. Supreme Court unlikely to rule on voter purge case before November election. 

Education

2:41pm
UW-Stout. Instructor develops e-resources website to aid parents, families. 
1:42pm
UW-Madison. Tiny mineral particles are better vehicles for promising gene therapy. 
1:38pm
UW-System. Tommy Thompson takes office as UW System President, seeks feedback from public and university community. 
12:37pm
UW-Stout. Professor writes book addresing ethnic and class dynamics during American Industrialization. 
10:41am
UW-Madison. New method measures temperature within 3D objects. 
10:19am
DPI. July 1 general school aids estimate released. 
10:16am
UW System. Credit transfer planning now easier for Wisconsin college students. 
9:44am
UW-La Crosse. New campus program aims to help students with necessities. 
8:44am
UW-Eau Claire. New EDI training for students to launch July 1.
3:52am
UW-Platteville. Pioneer Restore announces launch of new online sales platform. 
3:51am
UW-Platteville. Update coronavirus. 

9:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. High school athletes experiencing increased anxiety, depression during pandemic, study shows. 
4:02am
NBC 26. WIAA discusses impact of school closures and cancellation of sports. 
3:32am
Wisconsin Dells Events. Wisconsin Dells school board prepares for 2020-21 budget shortfall. 
3:29am
WJFW. DPI distributes $1.8 billion to Wisconsin schools. 

Local

2:42pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Urges residents to complete the 2020 Census with support from county call centers. 
1:36pm
Milwaukee Council President Johnson. Fireworks harm the quality of life in our neighborhoods. 
4:09am
Major County Sheriffs of America. Announces results of Executive Board elections. 
3:50am
Racine Mayor Mason. Announces dates for first three community conversations on police reforms. 

Congress

3:08pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Raises questions for HHS Secretary Azar about the use of provider relief funding to pay shareholders and private equity owners at the expense of frontline health care workers. 
12:00pm
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Baldwin. Introduce legislation to rename Post Office after WWII veteran Joe Demler. 
4:36am
Growth Energy. House Climate Action Report recognizes biofuels as a solution to decarbonizing transportation sector.

3:34am
Politico. Russian bounty intel opens new rift on Capitol Hill. 

Politics

3:10pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces campaign endorsement from Jessica G. Cavazos. 
1:43pm
Brooks for 21st Assembly. Announces fundraising total in excess of $23,000 for his Assembly campaign. 
9:41am
Stafsholt for 10th Senate. Rep. Mark Pettis endorses. 
9:03am
ACLU of Wisconsin. New report finds widespread voting disenfranchisement in Wisconsin jails. 

8:59am
CNBC. Swing state voters give Trump dismal marks as coronavirus cases spike, CNBC/Change Research poll finds. 
3:33am
Fox 6. With hole in election leadership, Milwaukee mayor says voting restrictions rulings add more challenges. 
3:28am
Fox 6. Milwaukee alderman 'not convinced' there will be any in-person DNC events after Fiserv Forum split. 

 

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