Monday December 31, 2018 - Updated 5:56am

Legislative

5:54am
U.S. News & World Report. Gridlock, infighting likely on tap for Wisconsin Legislature.
4:38am
WEAU. Wisconsin's new legislative session will soon begin with incoming Gov. Tony Evers.
4:28am
Racine Journal Times. Vos sides with law enforcement on City Council's marijuana directive.

Economy/Business

5:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's economy generally looks strong heading into 2019.
4:46am
CNBC. American farmers set for more pain as Pacific trade deal kicks in without the U.S.

Courts

4:27am
The Hill. Judge who struck down ObamaCare says it will remain in place during appeal process.

Education

4:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW-Madison's patent-licensing arm 'actively concealed' info from research partner, judge says.

Congress

4:26am
Reuters. Republican Senator Graham says Trump receptive to shutdown deal idea.

Friday December 28, 2018

Governor

3:27pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on Gov.-elect Evers' recent DFI appointment.
12:29pm
Wisconsin Counties Association. Commends Gov.-elect Evers for selection of Mary Kolar for DVA Secretary.
12:28pm
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Barnes announces additions to administration team.
3:18am
DPI. Carolyn Stanford Taylor to be appointed next state superintendent.

3:32pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Colleagues of Stanford Taylor say she is right choice for state superintendent.
12:30pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers names three to lead on state budget, veterans affairs and financial institutions.
9:57am
Fox 6. Governor-elect Tony Evers to announce more cabinet secretaries.
3:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers' pick to succeed him as state superintendent is top deputy, former Madison principal. Fox 6.

State Agencies

11:07am
DWD. Unemployment rates in Racine and La Crosse metros, numerous cities and counties set record lows.

Economy/Business

3:34pm
Reuters. Trade wars cost U.S., China billions of dollars each in 2018.
3:33am
Chippewa Herald. 'There was a lot of uncertainty': 2018 season sees record losses for Wisconsin farms.
3:27am
Reuters. Drop in U.S. consumer confidence stokes fears of economic slowdown.
3:21am
WISC. Hemp farmers hope bankers will realize value of crop, while bankers say they have concerns.
3:20am
WSAW. 7 Investigates: Farmers have mixed reactions to Dairy Task Force's proposals to save industry.

Statewide

10:09am
American Lung Association. Breathe easier in 2019: Your guide to the 5 best New Year's resolutions for lung health.

12:02pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lack of clarity on state law could hinder solar projects, and limit competition.

Courts

8:55am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. David W. Schiltz.
8:54am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Daniel R. Hausserman v. Board of Bar Examiners.

8:55am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Sonja Davig Huesmann.

Education

11:52am
The Hill. Teachers in America quitting jobs at record rate.
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System to pay $6.4M to satisfy lenders in bankruptcy negotiations with UW-Oshkosh Foundation.

Local

3:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee County looks to grow, process industrial hemp at the domes.
3:15am
U.S. News & World Report. Regulators ask attorney general to investigate Lodi project.

Congress

10:02am
Reuters. Trump administration puts stop to new flood insurance policies.
9:59am
The Hill. Trump threatens to close "Southern Border entirely' if Dems don't fund wall.
3:32am
Wisconsin Public Radio. WIC food program could be at risk if partial government shutdown lasts several weeks.
3:30am
Bloomberg. Farmers worried about their aid payments in Trump shutdown.
3:28am
The Hill. EPA braces to run out of funds by week's end as shutdown continues.
3:15am
AP. Shutdown solution seems unlikely before Dems take House.

Politics

5:23am
Janesville Gazette. Democrat Keyes: GOP mailers, campaign tactics in Assembly race 'disgusting.'

Thursday December 27, 2018

Governor

4:10am
Cap Times. What can Tony Evers really do?

Legislative

1:41pm
Rep.-elect Dittrich. Announces Assembly committee assignments.
11:42am
Sen. Shilling. (Updated) Announces Senate committee assignments.

9:42am
Rep. Taylor. Wisconsin Assembly Democrats: Happy Holidays.

State Agencies

11:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lt. Gov.-elect Barnes plans to focus on equity, sustainability.

Economy/Business

4:12am
CNBC. Dow rallies 1,000 points, logging its biggest single-day point gain ever.
4:07am
Wisconsin Radio Network. U.S. has record stockpile of processed cheese.
4:07am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin bankers have mixed outlook for 2019. 

Statewide

4:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's child care worker shortage fueled by low wages, no benefits.

Courts

8:55am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Melvin DeWitt v. Earl G. Ferries.

4:09am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Property tax assessments for Menards, Walmart Eau Claire locations challenged.

Education

9:47am
USA Today. More than 41,000 public service workers sought federal student loan forgiveness. The government approved just 206.
4:12am
The Hill. More than 4 million students participated in lockdowns over 2017-18 school year: report.

Local

1:07pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Sheriff's Office launches first phase of mobile phone application.

Congress

9:01am
Reuters. How partial shutdown of U.S. government could play out.
4:14am
AP. Chances look slim for ending government shutdown soon.
4:11am
Racine Journal Times. Congressman-elect Bryan Steil ready to go to D.C.

Wednesday December 26, 2018

Governor

1:35pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints Paul Dedinsky to serve as Milwaukee County Judge.
1:34pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints Daniel Gabler to serve as Milwaukee County Judge.

2:26pm
Wisconsin Law Journal. Walker picks passed-over attorney to fill judgeship.
4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Brad Schimel receives judicial appointment after recommending others for job.
4:18am
U.S. News & World Report. Schimel recommended 4 others for open judgeship spot.

Legislative

11:42am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Saying goodbye.
11:41am
Rep. Hebl. Lays out plans for 2019-20 session.

State Agencies

11:19am
DATCP. Evergreen inspections find new insect pest; burn or bag decorations, officials say.

4:28am
The Country Today. Harsdorf reflects on 2018 as transition begins.
4:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's Treasurer-elect Sarah Godlewski identifies more responsibilities for office.

Economy/Business

2:37pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Hemp: Farmers say"yes;" WI bankers say "not yet."
11:20am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Bankers' 2018 WI forecast was spot on; What about 2019?

1:18pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin sees second-largest slowdown in wage growth after three strong quarters.
4:19am
Politico. Markets drop sharply as Trump digs in on Fed attacks.

Environment/Outdoors

4:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Madison stepping up testing for chemicals in water after contamination at Truax spreads.
4:25am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Baby's death sparks water safety fight.

Education

11:19am
UW-Stout. Pathways Forward donations top list of 2018 university news.

Congress

2:29pm
Reuters. On shutdown, Trump vows to wait as long as it takes for wall funding.
4:32am
Racine Journal Times. GOP allies still trying to figure out how to read Trump.
4:28am
Racine Journal Times. 'Outrage has become a brand,' Ryan says of current climate.
4:23am
Reuters. Trump says U.S. government shutdown to last until agreement on border wall.
4:22am
USA Today. Government shutdown day 4: 5 things to know.
4:20am
NBC 15. Payments for farmers hit by trade war expected to continue through government shutdown.
4:20am
WISC. Shutdown to cut office overseeing federal food stamps by 95%.
4:17am
AP. Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact.

Monday December 24, 2018

Governor

4:32am
Racine Journal Times. Evers meets with Foxconn officials; plans to monitor WEDC.
4:24am
Chippewa Herald. Scott Fitzgerald casts doubt on Tony Evers' transportation secretary pick.

Legislative

4:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Robin Vos moves to check Tony Evers in new era of divided government.
4:25am
WKOW. More tension ahead in next legislative session?
4:21am
U.S. News & World Report. Fitzgerald walks back comments on Medicaid expansion.

Economy/Business

4:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Epic Systems is on the verge of losing a $624 million federal contract, a congressman says.

Statewide

4:21am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers win, missing girl, soggy summer top Wisconsin news.

Education

4:36am
Chippewa Herald. UW-Whitewater faculty call hiring timeline for new chancellor 'rushed.'
4:36am
Appleton Post Crescent. UWO Foundation, UW System reach $6.3 million settlement, pledge 'renewed' relationship.
4:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System settles with UW-Oshkosh Foundation in $6.3 million agreement.
4:22am
Racine Journal Times. Oshkosh vice chancellor named interim chancellor at Whitewater.

Congress

4:53am
AP. White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall.
4:52am
Politico. Trump owns the shutdown. And he's OK with that.
4:26am
Politico. Senators want a 'Mattis clone.'

Friday December 21, 2018

Governor

6:02pm
Verona Road Business Coalition. Statement on Thompson appointment for Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
4:44pm
DRIVE. Statements of support in appointment of Craig Thompson to DOT Secretary.
3:11pm
Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association. Statement on WisDOT Secretary appointment.
2:37pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on latest Evers administration appointments.
2:00pm
Wisconsin Towns Association. Applauds Gov.-elect Evers' choice of Craig Thompson as Secretary of Department of Transportation.
1:56pm
AAA. Statement on Governor-elect Evers' appointment for Secretary of Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
1:33pm
IUOE Local 139. Statement regarding Craig Thompson appointment to WDOT Secretary.
1:31pm
Wisconsin County Highway Association. Statement on Thompson appointment for Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
1:11pm
TDA. Statement on Thompson appointment for Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
12:26pm
1000 Friends of Wisconsin. Statement on nomination of Craig Thompson to WisDOT Secretary.
12:25pm
Wisconsin Commercial Ports Association. Statement on Thompson appointment for Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
12:23pm
American Public Works Association. Statement on Thompson appointment for Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
12:21pm
Gov. Walker. Operation Santa is ready - follow Santa as he travels through Wisconsin Christmas Eve.
11:51am
WISPIRG. Statement on nomination of Craig Thompson to WisDOT Secretary.
11:51am
Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association. Statement on WisDOT Secretary.
11:23am
Wisconsin Laborers' District Council. Applauds the appointmenet of Craig Thompson as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
11:21am
Wisconsin Economic Development Association. Statement on appointment of Craig Thompson as DOT Secretary.
11:21am
ACEC Wisconsin. Wisconsin engineering industry applauds DOT Secretary pick.
11:19am
Gov.-elect Evers. Announces additional cabinet appointments.
11:05am
Wisconsin Railroads Association. Applauds the selection of Craig Thompson as WisDOT Secretary.
11:04am
Wisconsin Counties Association. Commends Governor-elect Evers for selection of Craig Thompson for WisDOT Secretary.
11:03am
Sen. Shilling. Applauds Pfaff as Evers DATCP Secretary pick.
11:00am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Praises choice of Craig Thompson as WisDOT Secretary.
8:10am
Former Gov. Thompson. Statement regarding the appointment of Craig Thompson as DOT Secretary.

2:24pm
Cap Times. Tony Evers announces more cabinet picks, including advocate for transportation revenue boost.
1:11pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers names 4 more cabinet leaders, including transportation.
10:57am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers announces four new cabinet appointments.
4:08am
Fox 11. Gov.-elect Tony Evers to announce additional cabinet picks.

Legislative

6:03pm
Speaker Vos. Announces Assembly committee GOP membership.
4:45pm
Sen. Marklein. Appointed Vice Chair of Transportation Committee and member of Natural Resources Committee.
2:11pm
Sen. Darling. To serve on seven committees.
12:26pm
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. State financial audit identifies continuing concerns with IT security.
11:23am
Sen. Olsen. Commission offers recommendations to improve school funding system.
9:34am
Rep. Loudenbeck. Weekly Radio Address: Thankful for service during the holiday season.
9:32am
LAB. Report 18-20: Wisconsin 2017-2018 Financial Statements. Briefing Sheet.
8:20am
Sen. Marklein. Column: 2018 Year in Review.

2:22pm
Bloomberg Tax. Foxconn tax credits under scrutiny by Wisconsin Democrats.
11:38am
Sen. Kapenga. Named to standing committees.
4:15am
Racine Journal Times. Area legislators split on Unified's support for IDs for undocumented drivers.
4:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Fitzgerald, Shilling clash over importance of Foxconn job-tracking audit.
4:12am
Hudson Star-Observer. Sen. Schachtner: After lame-duck power consolidation, where do we go from here?

State Agencies

1:59pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. To meet in Muscoda.
10:18am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Placed on the State Register of Historic Places:  Lake Mills Commercial Historic District. Bernard and Fern Schwartz House. Madison Vocational School. South Main Street Residential Historic District. Mulberry Street Residential Historic District. Lincoln Boulevard Historic District. St. Mary of the Angels Church and Monastery. Milwaukee Athletic Club.
10:06am
WEDC. 5 state businesses named finalists in Wisconsin's Main Street Makeover Contest.
5:00am
CUB. PSC endorses $128 million 'Rent-a-Roof' pilot for We Energies.
4:59am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

Economy/Business

1:10pm
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. UW-Credit Union celebrates Green Master status.
12:22pm
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Menasha Corporation attains Green Masters level status.
10:10am
TDS Telecom. Named fastest ISP in Wisconsin.
8:11am
WMC Insurance. Launches individual health insurance marketplace for members.

2:17pm
CNBC. Stocks fall again, bringing losses for the week to 6% as Nasdaq enters bear market territory.
10:20am
Reuters. U.S. third-quarter growth trimmed; business spending slowing.
4:43am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Leisure and hospitality sector helps Wisconsin add 9,990 jobs in November.
4:27am
Reuters. China trade war rattles investors in new U.S. soy processing plants.

Environment/Outdoors

4:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Despite efforts to head off nutrient runoff, dead zones a growing problem.

Statewide

2:38pm
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Names new executive director.

4:09am
WTMJ. U.S. leads the world in child gun deaths.

Courts

3:12pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Trump administration officially rescinds Obama-era school discipline policy.
10:59am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Asks Supreme Court to rule war memorial cross constitutional.
9:30am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Justin A. Braunschweig.

4:33am
WSAW. READDRESSING: Wisconsin Counties Association asks Supreme Court to reverse lower courts decision.
4:25am
Courthouse News. Wisconsin tribe loses fight to block mine.

Education

1:25pm
UW-Stout. Research on food made from cricket flour creates a buzz.
1:20pm
UW-Madison. 'Lands we Share' exhibit helps give farmers a voice.
10:09am
DPI. Evers congratulates Wisconsin's 2018 AP State Scholars.
10:07am
UW-Stout. Student receives award from National Business Education Association.

2:12pm
Fox 6. Interim chancellor named at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Local

4:10am
WJFW. New early-voting restriction will affect cities like Merrill.
4:08am
WISN. 'Deadliest drug in America' spikes in Milwaukee overdose deaths.

Congress

5:01am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on retirement of General Mattis.

2:49pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Grothman: ACA ruling won't be upheld on appeal.
2:28pm
Reuters. Trump says Senate unlikely to approve wall funds; shutdown looms.
10:21am
The Hill. GOP senators reject Trump proposal to go 'nuclear' on wall.
8:13am
CNBC. Trump promises a 'very long' government shutdown as the Senate is set to reject border wall money.
4:23am
The Hill. Schumer: House-passed border wall bill dead in the Senate.
4:18am
Reuters. U.S. House passes funds for Trump wall; government shutdown looms.
4:16am
Washington Post. Mattis resigns after clash with Trump over troop withdrawal from Syria and Afghanistan.
4:07am
Politico. 'I'm okay with a shutdown': Inside the chaos of the House GOP's last days.
4:05am
AP. Officials: American troops to be pulled from Afghanistan.

Thursday December 20, 2018

Governor

4:16pm
Rep. Nygren. Wisconsin continues down strong fiscal path.
1:07pm
Gov. Walker. Announces the state ended fiscal year 2017-18 with a $588.5 million surplus.

4:18pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers to tap Craig Thompson, advocate for transportation revenue boost, to lead WisDOT.
4:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Preston Cole promises to lean on science in DNR decisions after Tony Evers appoints him to run agency.
4:14am
WJFW. Cole a largely popular pick to lead DNR; pledges to 'double down' on science's role in agency.

Budget

12:05pm
Sen. Carpenter. Attends "The People's Budget Listening Session."

12:12pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State Senate GOP leader assumes lawmakers will craft their own state budget instead of using Tony Evers'.

Legislative

3:42pm
Sen. Stroebel. Concerned early voting lawsuit presents conflict for incoming attorney general.
2:20pm
Sens. Feyen, Wanggaard. Open records request regarding long-range facilities master plan.
12:25pm
Rep. Sargent. Morally reprehensible - WEDC & Foxconn scheme funneling Wisconsin jobs & taxpayer money out of the state.
12:20pm
Sen. Hansen. To introduce bill banning state tax dollars to pay for jobs not done by U.S. citizens.
12:19pm
Sen. Shilling. Weekly Democratic radio address: "Looking Ahead to 2019."
12:18pm
Sen. Cowles. Audit examines SWIB performance and management.
12:17pm
LAB. Report 18-19: State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Briefing Sheet. Highlights.  
12:03pm
Sen. Stroebel. Honored to chair Senate Comittee on Gov't Operations, returns $90,000 to taxpayers.

1:38pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald isn't ruling out Medicaid expansion.
12:11pm
Cap Times. Senate GOP leaders not ruling out accepting federal Medicaid expansion.
4:31am
Cap Times. Audit recommends changes to ensure Wisconsin doesn't award tax credits for out-of-state Foxconn employees.
4:30am
Chippewa Herald. Audit: WEDC should change rules on Foxconn to comply with law, contract. Milwaukee Biz Times.
4:23am
WTMJ. Brad Schimel on his election loss and the GOP power stripping package.

State Agencies

3:44pm
DOC. Minimum-security inmates earn technical college certificates in high-demand occupation.
12:59pm
DWD. Wisconsin adds nearly 10,000 private-sector jobs in November, unemployment rate remains at or below 3 percent for 10th straight month.
4:47am
DOJ. Cop-killer given life sentence for murder of Rusk County deputy.

4:16am
Milwaukee Biz Times. WEDC entrepreneurship funding declined in 2017.

Economy/Business

12:20pm
WMC. Wisconsin's economy remains strong, but optimism wanes.
4:46am
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Trout Springs Winery attains Green Masters Level status.

1:29pm
Reuters. Wall St. slides on growth worries; Nasdaq flirts with bear market.
12:14pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Number of execs that see Wisconsin on the right track drops in WMC survey.
4:22am
WAOW. Record percentage of dairy farms go out of business in 2018.
4:20am
Reuters. Trump tariff war with China sends U.S. retailers on buying binge.

Statewide

4:53am
USA Today. If you think Americans are getting fatter, the feds say: 'You're right, all of us are.'
4:51am
Politico. Population boom could remake 2020 map.

Education

12:57pm
UW-Stout. Students research how to improve the fit of flotation devices for women.
12:10pm
UW-River Falls. Physics students receive national recognition.
8:55am
MEUW. New "Powering Futures" scholarship to aid aspiring municipal lineworkers.
8:54am
UW-Stout. Commencement coordinator also takes part in the celebration.

Local

12:08pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces PARC and Ride Bike Trail grants totaling $500,000 for municipalities.
12:06pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Madison Senior Center new services and facility manager: Sally Jo Spaeni.

4:50am
WQOW. New data: Staggering number of people driving with 'alcohol-poisoning BAC' in Dunn County.
4:23am
Fox 11. Brown County admits to multi-million-dollar mistake in Green Bay Packaging project.
4:15am
Portage Daily Register. Columbia County Board favors eminent domain reform.

Congress

3:43pm
Cooperative Network. Applauds lawmakers on passage of 2018 Farm Bill.
1:43pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Thanks Speaker Ryan, Sensenbrenner for leadership on criminal justice reform.
1:37pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Second Chance Reauthorization Act sent to president's desk as part of bipartisan criminal justice reform package.
12:22pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Trump administration seeks to cancel misguided Obama-era school discipline policy.
12:09pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. In major victory for American consumers and organic farmers, legislation to combat fraudulent organic imports heads to the president's desk.

1:21pm
NBC News. Before 'rainbow wave' was a ripple, Sen. Baldwin was blazing a trail.
12:29pm
CNBC. Shutdown talks collapse: Trump won't sign spending bill, Paul Ryan says.
12:26pm
The Hill. GOP scrambles to prevent shutdown after right-wing insurrection.
4:32am
Politico. Senate passes short-term spending bill to avert shutdown.
4:28am
The Hill. Anger, confusion greet Trump's surprise decision on Syria.
4:21am
Reuters. Spurned by Congress, Trump administration seeks food stamp curbs via rule change.
4:17am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Senator Ron Johnson says ISIS not defeated in Syria.

Politics

1:28pm
WQOW. Appeals Court Chief Judge Neubauer files for Supreme court.

Wednesday December 19, 2018

Governor

3:22pm
Wisconsin's Green Fire. Applauds selection of Preston Cole as DNR secretary.
3:13pm
RPW. Tony Evers' first four cabinet members all from Milwaukee.
2:34pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on Governor-elect Evers appointments.
12:15pm
Gov.-elect Evers. Announces key cabinet appointments.

1:57pm
Chippewa Herald. 'I'm seeking talent': Tony Evers rolls out first cabinet picks.
12:20pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers picks Milwaukee leaders for top cabinet slots.
7:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bice: Gov.-elect Tony Evers tabs four Milwaukee officials to fill top positions, sources say.
4:35am
La Crosse Tribune. Evers vows to protect access to health care coverage.
4:30am
La Crosse Tribune. Evers wants science back in Wisconsin's natural resources management.

Legislative

4:42pm
Rep. Kitchens. Commission makes final recommendations on school funding formula.
2:14pm
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit recommends WEDC revise procedures.
2:06pm
LAB. Report 18-18: Electronics and Information Technology Manufacturing Zone Program. Briefing Sheet.
2:05pm
Rep. Born. (Updated) Dodge County jail receives state grant to support opioid abuse.
1:55pm
Rep. Macco. Wisconsin tax burden lowest in five decades.
1:54pm
Sen. Tiffany. DOT secretary must continue reforms.
1:53pm
Sen. Marklein. Statement on the recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding Reform.
1:51pm
One Wisconsin Now. History repeats with latest post-election Republican attack on early voting.
11:09am
Sen. Wanggaard. Urges Racine Unified to focus on academics, not driver's licenses.

3:14pm
WQOW. Audit faults plans to credit Foxconn for work outside state.
9:00am
Cap Times. Gordon Hintz sees choice between compromise, gridlock in Wisconsin government in 2019.
8:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. Amid backlash, Wisconsin Republicans struggle to justify lame-duck laws.
4:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Hintz outlines Democratic priorities for next legislative session.

State Agencies

9:47am
DOR. Collections, November FY2019.
8:46am
Wisconsin Lottery. Winning Badger 5 ticket sold in Chippewa Falls.

4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Natural Resource Board reconsiders Lake Superior fishing rule.
4:08am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Things to know about possible new youth lockups - and if county officials want one near you.
4:07am
Daily Reporter. State distributing more than $7M to harbor projects.

Economy/Business

2:42pm
CNBC. Dow dives 400 points to new low for the year after Fed hikes rates.
4:22am
WSAW. Soybean farmers concerned about future.
4:13am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Quad/Graphics, LSC face $1.5 billion sales decline by 2022 without merger, additional actions.

Statewide

10:13am
Wisconsin Policy Forum State and local tax burden falls.
9:11am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Bockhorst elected president.

11:07am
U.S. News & World Report. Report: Wisconsin's tax burden drops to 30-year low.
4:09am
The Hill. Facebook gave more user data access to tech firms than previously known: report.

Courts

8:48am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Midwest Neurosciences Associates v. Great Lakes Neurosurgical Associates.

4:20am
WEAU. Local representatives weigh in on WI voting restrictions.
4:15am
Baraboo News Republic. Judge orders Sauk County to release records to newspaper.

Education

12:17pm
UW-Stout. German social science students spend semester studying at UW-Stout.
4:43am
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. Government vs. parental choice.

4:19am
Dunn County News. Quarter of UW-Extension faculty leave after merger announcement.
4:12am
Governing. Chronic absenteeism a major problem in U.S. schools.

Local

4:23am
WDIO. Superior councilors close Kestrel chapter, make MLK city holiday.
4:21am
WTMJ. Property taxes spike for homeowners near Fiserv Forum.
4:14am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Aldermen approves financing deal for Komatsu HQ complex project.
4:07am
Janesville Gazette. Residents voice concerns about Ho-Chunk Nation's proposed casino.

Congress

8:26am
U.S. Sens. Johnson, Durbin. Urge stronger response to Russian aggression in Ukraine.
8:24am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on criminal justice reform.

9:19am
CNBC. McConnell says Senate will introduce a short-term bill to avoid a government shutdown.
9:18am
USA Today. President Trump orders all U.S. troops out of Syria, declares victory over ISIS.
9:05am
The Hill. Senators introduce resolution opposing Russian pipeline.
4:27am
Washington Post. 'He was the future of the party': Ryan's farewell triggers debate about his legacy.
4:24am
Politico. Senate approves Trump-backed criminal justice overhaul.
4:20am
NBC 15. Measure in 2018 Farm Bill provides mental health resources to farmers.
4:11am
The Hill. Trump retreats on shutdown.
4:09am
AP. Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks.

Tuesday December 18, 2018

Budget

3:31pm
Sen. Shilling. Attends Building the People's Budget listening session.

Extraordinary Session

11:16am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Lame duck bill helps Ashley Furniture, Walker donors.

Legislative

1:24pm
Sen. Stroebel. Evers ready to slam the brakes on Wisconsin's growing economy.
1:22pm
Sen. Carpenter. Safe travels during the holidays.
1:19pm
Rep. Nygren. Marinette Harbor grants announced.
10:03am
Sen. Kapenga. Named chair of Public Benefits, Licensing & State-Federal Relations Committee.
4:05am
Sen. Nass. Exit agreement for UW-Whitewater Chancellor - nothing short of a scam.

2:51pm
Governing. Wisconsin's GOP speaker on power grabs, Tony Evers and NCSL's future.
4:11am
Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant Patch. State senator to challenge incoming gov. on nonviolent offenders.
4:02am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Sen. Steve Nass calls exit deal for UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper 'a taxpayer-funded scam.'
3:58am
Chippewa Herald. State Senate Republicans tap new leaders for committees including universities, health care.

State Agencies

4:20pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. $13 million for community projects.
3:35pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Wednesday's Megabucks drawing features top jackpot of 2018.
1:48pm
DNR. Weekly news.
1:21pm
DHS. Monarch House peer-run respite now welcoming guests.
11:16am
DOT. Announces more than $7 million in harbor grants.
10:35am
MCTS. Route improvements, changes coming to MCTS.
10:22am
AG Schimel. Warns Wisconsinites about online travel scams.

3:01pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Josh Kaul calls lame-duck bills 'terrible,' weighs in on opioid epidemic.

Economy/Business

3:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin lost record-breaking percent of dairy farms in 2018.
3:53am
Politico. Trump offering farmers extra $4.9 billion in trade relief.

Statewide

1:20pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.  Promotes Libby Sobic to Director of Education Policy.
4:07am
SNAP. Midwest Jesuit Order release names for sex offender priests.

Courts

2:14pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. If Wisconsin and other states succeed in ending the Affordable Care Act, what's their Plan B?
4:23am
The Hill. Eric Holder-back group sues Wisconsin over early-voting limits.
4:01am
Fox 6. 'People want to vote:' Groups ask judge to stop law that limits early voting from taking effect.
3:54am
WFRV. Five local churches and radio station win lawsuit against City of De Pere.
3:53am
WKOW. Former Assembly hopeful charged with election fraud.

Education

3:03pm
UW-Stevens Point. Gifts of $1 million create first waterfowl graduate position.
1:47pm
Edgewood College. Major gift creates Rouse Family Scholarship.
1:41pm
UW-Platteville. Sesquicentennial Hall site chosen.
10:16am
UW-Madison. A Capitol and Very Wisconsin Idea Video game teaches state history in schools.

3:57am
Racine Journal Times. Unified board votes 4-3 to support licenses for undocumented immigrants.

Local

4:03pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on the Alliant Energy Center master plan.
3:05pm
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. Praise for HACM exemplary hiring and contract gains for low-income residents.
1:55pm
Washington County Planning and Parks. 2019 annual park stickers now available.
1:18pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Issues phone scam alert.
4:06am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on cab company operations following armed robberies involving drivers.

Congress

1:42pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Sen. Johnson: Protections for those with pre-existing conditions too popular to be eliminated.
10:55am
Reuters. White House cites 'options' for funding border wall.
4:24am
Reuters. Trump-backed criminal justice bill heads for votes in Senate.
4:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Congressman-elect Bryan Steil outlines his priorities for 116th Congress.
3:56am
Daily Reporter. White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown.
3:55am
The Hill. Trump, Dems dig in over shutdown.

Monday December 17, 2018

Governor

2:22pm
Fox 11. Walker in Washington for White House reception.
4:54am
Chippewa Herald. Clash apparent in Tony Evers, Scott Walker transition adviser styles.
4:06am
WAOW. Walker to remain in Wisconsin after leaving office.

Extraordinary Session

2:28pm
One Wisconsin Institute. Files request for court to enforce rulings striking down Republican lame duck restrictions on voting.
12:40pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Motion to block early voting restrictions to be filed today.

2:20pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Groups to ask federal judge to quash Wisconsin's new early voting restrictions.
4:30am
New York Times. The battle for power in Wisconsin seems bound for court. It's only going to get uglier.
4:23am
Fox 6. After lame-duck bill signing, attorney says 'this is going to be in litigation for years.'
4:21am
Politico. Liberal groups move to sue after Walker signs lame-duck bills in Wisconsin.
4:15am
ABC News. Gov. Scott Walker: this is not a 'power shift' as he signs legislation weakening incoming Democratic governor's power in Wisconsin.
4:04am
WKOW. One Wisconsin Now to file lawsuit against lame-duck legislation.

Legislative

4:18pm
Sen. Marklein. Appointed chair of Senate Committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions.
3:30pm
Rep. Brooks. Port Washington North Breakwater Light added to National Register of Historic Places and State Register of Historic Places.
2:30pm
WMC. Rep. Kleefisch receives "Working for Wisconsin" award.
2:27pm
WMC. Rep. Jagler receives "Working for Wisconsin" award.
1:55pm
Rep. Ballweg. Announced co-chair of Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules.
12:15pm
Sen. Nass. Reignsation of UW-Whitewater chancellor.
11:20am
Sen. Wanggaard. Appointed chair of Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety.
10:20am
Sen. Cowles. Looking forward to leading policy discussions on natural resources and engergy for two more years.
10:18am
Sen. Nass. Reappointed chairman of two Senate committees.
10:17am
Rep. Shankland. To hold office hours on Friday.
10:14am
Sen. Carpenter. Require 'lame duck' bills to supermajority votes.
9:29am
Sen. Feyen. Statement on 2019-2020 committee.
9:28am
Sen. LeMahieu. Named chair of Senate Committee on Utilities and Housing.
8:42am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Announces Senate standing committees, chairs.

10:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Milwaukee Democratic senator proposes two-thirds vote requirement for lame-duck bills.
4:05am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Senator lauds 'terrific' Kimberly-Clark deal.
4:03am
U.S. News & World Report. As Wisconsin's Walker exits, Vos ready to step forward.

State Agencies

3:14pm
WEDC. City of Brillion receives $500,000 state grant to support redevelopment of former Brillion Iron Works site.
12:47pm
Wisconsin Historical Society. Listed in National Register of Historic Places:  Coakley Brothers Warehouse. Schweiger Industries Plant III Knapp-Calkins Farmstead. West Mitchell Street Commercial District. Carl and Clara Bucholtz Farmstead. Samuel and Nina Marcus House. Port Washington North Breakwater Light.
11:34am
DHS. Underage tobacco sales down 18% in Wisconsin.

4:50am
Fox 6. Some hope new youth prison is closer to 'home' when Lincoln Hills closes in 2021.
4:17am
WBAY. New 'opioid alerts' issued to combat drug epidemic in Wisconsin.

Economy/Business

11:35am
Alliant Energy. Announces leadership changes.

1:04pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. State tariff costs reach $139 million through October.
4:46am
Fox 11. Future USS St. Louis launched at Marinette Marine.
4:14am
Chippewa Herald. Frac sand producers spent millions and filled wetlands for now underused rail yards.
4:03am
Reuters. China trade steps seen as good start but leave core U.S. demands untouched.

Statewide

2:26pm
WMC. Lane Ruhland joins as Director of Environmental & Energy Policy.
9:27am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. November 2018 Home Sales Report.

12:40pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin home sales tick up in November.
10:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report says a quarter of Milwaukee's sex-trafficked young people were missing from home care.
4:08am
Governing. 'Ripe for an outbreak': Vaccine exemptions are on the rise.

Courts

3:31pm
Wisconsin Family Council. Religious freedom wins in Brown County Circuit Court.
11:34am
Rep. Nygren. Obamacare ruling.
9:22am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on federal court ruling to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and repeal protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

4:36am
Politico. GOP feels heat in wake of Obamacare ruling: 'It's all the downsides.'
4:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats seethe, Republicans stay mum.
4:07am
Reuters. Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great.'
4:07am
USA Today. A federal judge has ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional. So now what happens?
4:05am
WAOW. Green Bay group reacts to recent court ruling of Affordable Care Act.

Education

2:50pm
UW-Stout. Retail graduate going right to work - two days after getting diploma.
1:09pm
UW-River Falls. Program proposals sought for Summit on International Education and Engagement.
11:52am
UW-Stout. Student's animated film take lighthearted look at Christmas tree tradition.
11:18am
UW-River Falls. Vento Scholarship awarded to graduate student.
5:00am
UW-Platteville. Holds 201st commencement.

10:59am
Janesville Gazette. UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kpper resigns.
4:18am
Wisconsin State Journal. Two years after launch of UW charter schools office, tension with Madison remains.
4:12am
La Crosse Tribune. Administrators say UW-La Crosse faculty still grossly underpaid; proposed hike would help but not a solution.

Local

1:07pm
DNC 2020. Co-chairs of the Milwaukee 2020 DNC Convention Host Committee announced.
11:33am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Deputies arrest 9 in Operation Drive Sober.
9:26am
Milwaukee Ald. Zielinski. To sponsor legislation to ensure property coverage for city employees struggling with addiction and other mental health problems.

Congress

10:56am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Demands ICE respond to FOIA request regarding raids in Wisconsin.

4:36am
The Hill. GOP set for blame over shutdown.
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy supports funding for border wall but hopes to avoid government shutdown.

Politics

4:09am
Chicago Tribune. Russia used every major social media platform to help elect and support Trump, new report says.

Friday December 14, 2018

ACA Lawsuit

7:57pm
Washington Post. Federal judge in Texas rules Obama health-care law unconstitutional.

Governor

10:31am
RPW. Tony Evers plays up meeting with President Trump while his Lt. Governor compares President Trump to Nazi Germany.
9:23am
Sen. Larson. This isn't an economic development strategy, this is an extortion.

2:03pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Walker got $5K from Kimberly-Clark employees.
1:37pm
Arkansas Business. Kimberly-Clark strikes Wisconsin deal, will close plant in Conway.
4:16am
Milwaukee Biz Times. WEDC agrees to $28 million incentive deal with Kimberly-Clark to keep 388 jobs in state. WBAY. Appleton Post Crescent.
4:14am
CBS 58. Walker uses power next governor may not have to seal Kimberly-Clark deal. Fox 11.
4:03am
WISC. Gov.-elect Evers meets with President Trump in DC.

Budget

4:02am
WSAW. Criminal justice leaders create historic plan to begin fixing a broken system.

Extraordinary Session

5:03pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Governor Walker singing lame duck bills.
5:02pm
Rep. Neubauer. Walker sings lame-duck bills, defining hyper-partisan legacy.
3:55pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Statement on the governor's signing of Extraordinary Session bills.
3:53pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on bill signing.
3:52pm
Sen. Shilling. Statement on lame duck bills.
3:23pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on lame duck bills.
2:34pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on Extraordinary Session bill signing.
2:28pm
Wisconsin Voices. Statement on lame duck bill signing.
2:27pm
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin. Condemns Republican power grab.
2:07pm
One Wisconsin Institute. Announces coming legal action against GOP 'lame duck' voting rights attacks.
2:02pm
DGA. Statement on Walker signing power grab legislation.
1:54pm
Wisconsin BPDD. Statement on Governor Walker signing Extraordinary Session bills.
1:47pm
AG-elect Kaul. Statement on Extraordinary Session bill signing.
1:43pm
Survival Coalition. Statement on governor's signing of Extraordinary Session bills.
1:19pm
Sen. Larson. Governor Walker just sealed his legacy as the worst governor in state history.
1:17pm
Rep. Subeck. Blasts Governor Walker for signing GOP power grab legislation. 
1:15pm
Rep. Subeck. Blasts Lisa Subeck blasts Governor Walker for signing GOP power grab legislation.
1:11pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Scott Walker ends term by again putting politics over people.
1:09pm
Rep. Sargent. Walker's decision an attack on democracy & the will of the people.
1:08pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on extraordinary bills signed into law.
1:02pm
Gov.-elect Evers. Statement on lame-duck legislation.
1:00pm
Gov. Walker. Signs Extraordinary Session legislation into law in Green Bay.
12:13pm
Rep. Subeck. Calls on governor to veto GOP power grab legislation.
10:19am
Sen. Carpenter. Governor Walker and Republican leaders simply don't get it.

1:51pm
Washington Post. Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs lame-duck legislation to weaken incoming Democratic governor, attorney general.
1:43pm
New York Times. Wisconsin's Scott Walker signs bills stripping powers from incoming governor. Reuters. The Hill.
1:39pm
NBC News. Lame-duck Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs bill weakening Democratic successor.
1:30pm
Marshfield News Herald. Scott Walker signs lame-duck legislation without vetoes curbing his Democratic successor's power.
1:27pm
Cap Times. Scott Walker signs lame-duck bill in their entirety, stripping some powers from governor-elect.
1:24pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker signs bills limiting Gov.-elect Tony Evers' power.
1:21pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker signs all three lame-duck bills into law.
1:20pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin's Walker signs sweeping lame-duck GOP bills.
10:44am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Scott Walker to act on lame-duck legislation curbing his successor's power at noon in Green Bay.
10:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker calls for lame-duck bills, has 6 days to act on them.
4:08am
Cap Times. Enacting rule changes in extraordinary session bill would depart from flexibility of Walker's executive branch.
4:01am
Fox 6. Mayor Barrett calls on state officials to expand Medicaid coverage for opioid use disorders.

Legislative

3:54pm
Sen. Shilling. Column: Republicans need a lesson in sportsmanship.
3:24pm
Rep. Steineke. Bipartisan opportunities for homeless initiatives.
1:26pm
Rep. Edming. Excited to serve as chair of Labor and Integrated Employment Committee.
10:46am
Rep. Taylor. Health professionals call on policymakers to protect child safety.
10:16am
Rep. Goyke. Appointed to Joint Committee on Finance.
8:08am
Rep. Hintz. Appoints Rep. Taylor, Rep. Goyke to the Joint Committee on Finance.

State Agencies

9:21am
WEDC. Nine state businesses win 2018 MARKETPLACE Governor's Awards.
4:22am
DNR. Outdoor Report.
4:21am
ETF. WRS investment performance.

Economy/Business

2:31pm
CNBC. Dow drops 500 points amid rising fears over global growth.
5:26am
Reuters. U.S. recession risks jump, Fed rate hike expectations slump - Reuters poll.
4:11am
Marshfield News Herald. How does Wisconsin save its crucial dairy industry? This task force has a few ideas.
4:07am
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin will face workforce challenges.
4:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Fate of Enbridge pipelines may send more oil through Wisconsin.

Statewide

5:01pm
Foxconn. Reveals first-round of "Smart Cities - Smart Futures" competition.
10:36am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Baraboo and America in the age of Trump.
4:20am
Wisconsin's Green Fire. Announces major gift from Evjue Foundation.

10:22am
Reuters. Facebook discovers bug that may have affected up to 6.8 million users.
4:19am
NBC 15. Wisconsin ranked worst state for excessive drinking.
4:09am
Stevens Point Journal. Treading water: Scant results seen despite millions spent in states along Mississippi River to cut nutrient pollution.

Courts

2:05pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts three new cases.

Education

1:10pm
WAICU. President named chair of Distance Learning Authorization Board. 
11:20am
DPI. Wisconsin among 12 states with more than 100 new National Board Certified Teachers.
4:22am
UW-Stevens Point. Named 6th best university town in nation.

4:18am
USA Today. After losing court battle, DeVos to cancel $150 million in student loan debt.

Local

4:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mount Pleasant has acquired 85 percent of land needed for Foxconn development.

Congress

1:35pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Thanks Senator Ron Johnson for defending free speech.
1:16pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Introduces bipartisan bill to assist law enforcement. 
10:18am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Wisconsin's agriculture leaders commend work doing right by farmers.

Thursday December 13, 2018

Governor

4:32pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Issues statement on Kimberly Clark announcement.
3:50pm
Wisconsin Pipe Trades Association. Statement on Kimberly-Clark announcement.
3:45pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Comments on Kimberly-Clark agreement.
3:25pm
Fox Cities Chamber, Fox Cities Regional Partnership. Recognize community efforts in helping Cold Spring facility stay open.
2:47pm
Rep. Steineke. Kimberly Clark jobs to stay in Wisconsin.
2:46pm
Gov. Walker. Kimberly-Clark to keep Cold Spring facility open in Wisconsin.
1:07pm
Sen. Hansen. Taxpayers and workers protected as state and Kimberly-Clark reach agreement.
12:20pm
Gov.-elect Evers. Statement on Kimberly-Clark announcement.

1:37pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers criticizes potential incentive package for Kimberly-Clark facility.
12:45pm
U.S. News & World Report. Report: Walker strikes Kimberly deal his successor couldn't.
11:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Kimberly-Clark to receive about $25 million in taxpayer funds under new deal from Scott Walker.
4:23am
Cap Times. Kimberly-Clark talks continue as Scott Walker says he'll do 'everything in my power' to keep jobs in Wisconsin.
4:18am
La Crosse Tribune. Tony Evers: Respect for a president, duty for our state. 

Budget

8:04am
KDAL. Evers adds Superior to statewide tour.
4:53am
WJFW. In Wausau, Evers contrasts his budget tour with lawmakers' lame duck session. WAOW.

Extraordinary Session

4:33pm
Sen. Shilling, Rep. Hintz. Letter to Gov. Walker requesting vetoes.
2:40pm
Rep. Crowley. Letter to Gov. Walker requesting vetoes.
2:04pm
Rep. Brostoff. Letter to Gov. Walker requesting vetoes.

2:37pm
Fox 11. Walker calls for lame-duck bills, starting clock on signing.
12:37pm
WDIO. Evers renews his veto call to Walker.
11:27am
LA Times. It ain't over when it's over: In Michigan, Wisconsin and elsewhere, losers seek to undermine election results.
4:21am
Cap Times. Explained: Proposed changes to WEDC and CEO Mark Hogan's response.
4:15am
Governing. Not just power grabs: Lame-duck lawmakers are rushing many controversial bills.
4:13am
Sheboygan Press. Lame-duck limits on early voting - and the arguments for them - resemble ones already rejected by a judge.
4:06am
WSAW. Rep. Shankland holds town hall over lame-duck session.

Legislative

4:19pm
Rep. Swearingen. Re-appointed chair of Assembly Committee on State Affairs.
1:29pm
LFB. 2018-19 general school aids amonts for all school districts.
1:27pm
Rep. Pope. Democratic Weekly Radio Address: A new era for Wisconsin.
12:23pm
Sen. Vinehout. Column: A tribute to the dean of the Senate.
12:21pm
Rep. Petryk. Re-aapointed chair of Committee on Workforce Development.
4:48am
Rep. Allen. Coffee with Scott a continued success.
4:47am
Rep. Duchow. Named chair of Committee on Financial Institutions.

State Agencies

4:09pm
SWIB. Paul Stewart steps down as trustee.
3:01pm
DATCP. Foodborne illness advisory: Del Monte recalls canned fiesta corn.

4:28am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin National Guard less ready for missions than other Midwest soldiers?
4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Natural Resources Board reluctantly passes Lake Superior fishing rule.

Economy/Business

4:14am
CNBC. Nearly half of corporate CFOs are expecting a U.S. recession by the end of 2019.
4:09am
Reuters. China makes first big U.S. soybean purchase since Trump-Xi truce.

Statewide

1:29pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Wisconsin sees increase in abortion numbers.
12:23pm
RENEW Wisconsin. Solar grant program to generate $4.5 million in new solar energy projects for Wisconsin nonprofits.
11:32am
Alliant Energy. To add more renewable energy.
11:03am
WMC. Bauer to chair national manufacuturing group.
10:27am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Wisconsin health care workforce faces perfect storm: Aging population, labor shortages, record unemployment and regulatory burdens.

4:38am
Madison Magazine. Wisconsin is falling behind Minnesota.
4:19am
Chippewa Herald. With record number of suicides in Wisconsin, focus turns to youth.
4:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mercury rising: Researchers say temperatures warming to levels seen 3M years ago.
4:11am
AP. Our nation's health: Obesity rate at all-time high; childhood poverty continues to decline.

Courts

1:06pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Daniel Parks.

7:37am
Racine Journal Times. News media wins right to challenge open records case seal.

Education

3:02pm
UW-Stout. Unspooled Film Festival Dec. 18 to feature students' digital cinema creations.
2:33pm
Marquette University. Marquette names first vice president for corporate engagement to focus on mission-aligned partnerships.
2:17pm
UW-Madison. Ritalin drives greater coneection between rain areas key to memory, attention.
2:03pm
UW-Eau Claire. Eight to recieve alumni awards.
2:02pm
UW-Eau Claire. Winter commencement ceremonies set for Dec. 22.
11:24am
UW-Madison. Watch comet 46P/Wirtanen, discovered by a Wisconsinite, as it nears Earth.

8:06am
WUWM. Do property tax limits create an uneven playing field for Wisconsin schools?

Local

12:37pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. County Board proposes moving jail medical in-house.
12:35pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. County Board rejects contracts with Unison.
12:24pm
Brown County Port & Resource Department. Surpasses 2017 tonnage total.

4:33am
Madison.com. Mount Pleasant pays $3.6M for farmland parcel for Foxconn development.
4:20am
Beloit Daily News. Hearing completes key step in casino plan.

Congress

4:23pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Debunking the myth of fetal tissue research.
2:25pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. President comments on Farm Bill.
1:52pm
Cornucopia Institute. New Farm Bill weakens organic regulatory oversight.
12:41pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Senate companion to children protection bill passes House and Senate unanimously.
12:25pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins colleagues to help protect people's personal data online.
10:29am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. To Pfizer: Why does $11 billion in corporate tax breaks result in prescription drug price hikes for families?
4:46am
Edge Diary Farmer Cooperative. Dairy group urges leaders to build on momentum from new farm bill.

8:09am
Racine Journal Times. Steil announces staff; includes former chief of staff to Gov. Walker.
4:51am
Politico. GOP leaders still lack funding plan as shutdown looms.
4:43am
WISC. Dairy group: Farm bill would give 'more certainty' to Wisconsin dairy farmers.
4:08am
Bloomberg. National debt under Trump is surging at its fastest pace since 2012.
4:06am
WKBT. Local Rep. Ron Kind votes no on 2018 Farm Bill after congress passes legislation.

Politics

4:35am
McClatchy DC. 'The new swing states:' Presidential battleground map shifts heading into 2020.

Wednesday December 12, 2018

Governor

9:15am
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Barnes announce Kids' Galas in Appleton, Madison, and Milwaukee.

3:47am
WQOW. Gov. Walker still wants plan to save Kimberly-Clark plant.
3:47am
WEAU. Tickets for Evers' inauguration cost $35, are on sale.
3:44am
WAOW. Portage Co. district attorney makes Gov.-elect's criminal justice counsel.

Budget

3:36pm
Gov.-elect Evers, Lt. Gov.-elect Barnes. Fox Valley residents share their budget priorities at first stop on 'Building the People's Budget' tour.

3:57am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Tony Evers, Mandela Barnes hold Green Bay listening session amid lame-duck session. Fox 11. WFRV.
3:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov.-elect Evers holding forums around state to formulate first budget.

Extraordinary Session

4:36pm
Rep. Shankland. Lame duck legislation will be costly to taxpayers and our democracy.
2:36pm
Rep. Taylor. Letter to Gov. Walker requesting vetoes.
2:35pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Walker, the weasel.
10:17am
Sen. Ringhand. Lame duck sesion truly extraordinary.

8:22am
ABC News. Democrats ramp up pressure on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker amid accusations of GOP 'power grab.'
4:08am
Reuters. Wisconsin governor signals he will sign bills weakening Democrats.
3:49am
Cap Times. Scott Walker signals support for lame-duck bills rolling back Wisconsin governor's authority. 
3:49am
Racine Journal Times. Gov. Walker speaks on session bills, but gives no indication of possible vetoes.
3:46am
WBAY. Evers: "Fading hope" that Walker will veto lame-duck bills.
3:43am
U.S. News & World Report. AP FACT CHECK: Wisconsin governor's veto pen is powerful.

Legislative

1:20pm
Rep. Spiros. Named chairman of Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.
10:25am
Rep. Brooks. Re-appointed as co-chairman of the Joint Legislative Council.
9:37am
Rep. Nygren. HOPE Agenda bill put into action.
9:34am
LAB. Report 18-17: State Investment Fund. Briefing Sheet.
4:13am
Rep. Allen. Welcomes new challenge as chairman of the Community Development Committee.

3:50am
Chippewa Herald. Robin Vos announces new Assembly committees.

State Agencies

9:48am
DOT. "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" holiday campaign begins Friday - runs through January 1.

Economy/Business

3:55am
Reuters. Exclusive: White House delays new farm aid payments on China trade hopes - sources.
3:53am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Manpower survey: Employers upbeat about hiring heading into 2019.

Statewide

3:33pm
Pro-Life Wisconsin. Disheartened by rising abortion numbers, says we must redouble our efforts.
9:44am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Seeking applicants for part-time public policy researcher.
9:36am
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Releases 2018 president's report.
9:03am
Wisconsin APSE. Celebrates 20 years.

9:42am
The Hill. Americans stuck in place even as economy booms.

Education

12:59pm
UW-Madison. New gene editing tool drives stem cell services and discovery.

Local

4:11am
Ho-Chunk Nation. Leaders tout Beloit casino.

3:45am
WKOW. Public weighs economic impact of proposed Beloit casino. WISC.

Congress

10:26am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Unlocks "backdoor spending."
8:25am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Farm Bill.

4:04am
Politico. How Paul Ryan is selling his food stamp loss.
3:59am
Bloomberg. Here's what would happen if there's a government shutdown in December.
3:58am
Politico. Trump jams Republicans with shutdown vow.
3:52am
Duluth News Tribune. Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill compromise, House vote expected as soon as Wednesday.

Tuesday December 11, 2018

Governor

1:59pm
Gov. Walker. Highlights eight years of reform at the 8th Annual Governor's Small Business Summit in Pewaukee.
1:04pm
RPW. Tony Evers packs economic development panel to reward Milwaukee and Madison insiders.
1:03pm
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Barnes announce 2019 Wisconsin Inuguration Committee co-chairs and Inaugural Gala details.

4:11am
WSAW. Evers names criminal justice council, Portage Co. District Attorney among the 30.
4:08am
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers announces science, agriculture advisory panel.

Budget

4:09am
WBAY. Evers, Barnes state budget tour to stop in Green Bay.

Extraordinary Session

12:09pm
Rep. Subeck. Letter to Gov. Walker requesting vetoes.

2:15pm
U.S. News & World Report. Walker: Line-item vetoes possible on some lame-duck bills.
2:10pm
Marshfield News Herald. Scott Walker says he'll issue some vetoes even as he shows support for lame-duck bills.
11:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker defends lame-duck session bills.
11:14am
WTMJ. Walker says Wisconsin governor powers will remain strong.
4:20am
WKOW. "People will remember this," political analyst weighs in on Gov. Walker's legacy.
4:19am
WISN. Does lame-duck legislation mean gridlock for Wisconsin politics? One analyst thinks so.
4:12am
New York Times. With power grabs in the Midwest, GOP risks a 2020 backlash.
4:12am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin GOP legislation eases corporate tax break rules.
4:00am
Chippewa Herald. WEDC CEO 'very certain' agency can verify jobs numbers under changes in lame-duck bill.

Legislative

3:46pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Re-appointed chair of Family Law Committee.
3:45pm
Rep. Kitchens. Appointed chairman of Environment Committee.
3:26pm
Rep. Tusler. Named chairman of Campaigns and Elections Committee.
3:26pm
Rep. Snyder. To chair the Committee on Children and Families.
3:23pm
Rep. Gundrum. Named chair of Assembly Committee on Agiing & Long-Term Care.
3:22pm
Sen. Tiffany. Statement on proposed legislation.
3:18pm
Speaker Vos. (Updated) Announces Assembly standing committees, chairs.
2:07pm
Rep. Macco. Renamed Ways & Means chairman.
1:59pm
Rep. Tauchen. Named chairman of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture.
1:57pm
Rep. Kerkman. Appointed Joint Legislative Audit Committee co-chair.
10:52am
LFB. 2017-18 estimated state support for school districts.
10:51am
LFB. 2018-19 School levy tax credit by school district.

State Agencies

4:16pm
DNR. Weekly news.
4:14pm
Wisconsin Historical Society. Listed in National Register of Historic Places:  Neosho Village Hall. Clintonville High School. St. Peter's Catholic School. J. M. Allmendinger Shipwreck. Klueter and Company Wholesale Grocery Warehouse.
12:08pm
DHS. #HopeActLiveWI: New grants to help inmates in the fight against opioid addiction.
10:36am
DWD. Announces recipients of Wisconsin Fast Forward High School Student Certification grants.
10:33am
First Lady Walker. Welcomes visitors to the Executive Residence to see holiday decorations.

4:10am
WKBT. Wisconsin election officials find no failures in post election audit.
4:05am
WAOW. State officials confirm 11 CWD infections on deer farm.

Economy/Business

4:16pm
Alliant Energy Transportation. And Business Transportation Solutions agree to sale terms.
2:53pm
Alliant Energy. Names Aimee Davis vice president of communications and marketing.

Statewide

10:34am
Cornucopia Institute. Weeding the organic garden: Ferreting out corruption.
8:56am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Milton Mayor Welch appointed to board.
8:55am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Uprooted: Evictions in Wisconsin.

4:26am
WEAU. Report predicts shortage of nearly 30,000 doctors in geriatrics.

Courts

9:00am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. Alexander M. Schultz.

10:46am
WQOW. Advocates sue DNR over water records for Foxconn diversion.
4:02am
Reuters. Reluctant U.S. Supreme Court on collision course with Trump.

Education

2:09pm
MMAC. School quality map uses new report card scores to shine light on Milwaukee County education landscape.
1:12pm
Marquette University. College of Health Sciences receives $1 million gift to establish a neurologic disorder rehabilitation clinic.
11:36am
UW System. UW Extended Campus will accelerate course offerings.
11:00am
UW-Madison. Taming turbulence: Seeking to make complex simulations a breeze.
10:35am
Marquette University. Student-written play 'White Privilege' selected for Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
10:32am
Edgewood College. Hosts nonprofit draft day.

Local

10:59am
Kids First-Eau Claire, Child Care Partnership, WDEOC. Community partners launch Child Care Community Readiness Assessment.

4:07am
NBC 15. Green Co. residents oppose proposed wind turbine project.
4:06am
CBS 58. Podcast releases episode 'Negative Mount Pleasant' which focuses on Foxconn agreement.

Congress

3:47pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Applauds Senate passage of bipartisan Farm Bill that includes major investments for Wisconsin farmers and rural communities.
1:11pm
Edge Diary Farmer Cooperative. Sees positives for dairy in farm bill.

11:43am
Bloomberg. Trump says he'll own shutdown in acrimonious meeting with Democrats.
11:34am
The Hill. Trump, Democrats battle over wall in Oval Office spat.
4:07am
WISN. Trump administration rolls back Obama-era guidelines for school lunches.
4:04am
USA Today. 'Massive power grab': Trump EPA readies new clean water rule to roll back Obama regulation.
4:03am
Reuters. U.S. lawmakers agree on Farm Bill, aiming for vote this week.
4:01am
The Hill. Budget deficit soars in first two months of fiscal year.

Politics

3:21pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Walker appointees gave his campaign $16K+

Monday December 10, 2018

Governor

3:56pm
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Barnes announce Agriculture, Energy, and Natural Resources Policy Advisory Council.
8:21am
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Barnes announces Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Policy Advisory Council.

1:30pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov.-elect Evers forms panel to study prison system.
1:26pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers: Bipartisan compromise possible on criminal justice reform.

Budget

5:26am
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Barnes announce 'Building the People's Budget' tour.

4:19am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers, Barnes to go on statewide budget listening tour.

Extraordinary Session

4:50pm
Rep. Shankland. Letter to Gov. Walker requesting vetoes.
12:04pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Letter to Gov. Walker requesting vetoes.
10:41am
Sen. Larson. Column on Republican sour grape session.

3:59pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lame-duck amendment would require extensive document review for state agencies.
8:24am
NBC News. In GOP's post-election power grabs, experts see 'disturbing' trend.
5:15am
AP. FACT CHECK: Bills block powers of new Wisconsin governor.
5:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Democrat, Republican weigh in on lame-duck vote preserving GOP welfare reforms.
5:11am
WKOW. County clerks fear early voting could become "very complicated."
4:48am
Politico. GOP power grabs pour gas on 'resistance' in key Midwest states.
4:42am
New York Times. Behind the scenes in Wisconsin: A Republican power play, months in the making.
4:32am
Washington Post. Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers says he may take legal action on lame-duck bills restricting executive power.
4:31am
The Hill. Ex-Wisconsin GOP governor calls on Walker to reject measures curbing Dems' power. WISN.
4:30am
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers 'not particularly encouraged' by chat with Scott Walker on vetoing GOP lame-duck bills.
4:29am
Stevens Point Journal. 'It's a hot mess': Tony Evers urges Scott Walker to veto GOP lame duck proposals limiting his powers on 'Meet the Press.' Politico.
4:26am
Beloit Daily News. Reps. split on partisan lines in bitter Madison fight.
4:17am
Cap Times. As Scott Walker reviews lame-duck bills, past and current allies urge veto.
4:16am
Marshfield News Herald. WEDC would use audit spot checks, business owners' work to verify job creation under lame-duck bill.
4:13am
Daily Reporter. Lame-duck bill extends $14.6M grant for flood-prone Trempealeau County town.

Legislative

5:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin counties cautious as they consider building youth detention centers.

State Agencies

4:50pm
DHS. #HopeActLiveWI: DHS issues public health alert to lcoal health officials about suspected opioid activity.
4:02pm
Wisconsin Lottery. First raffle ticket purchase is a jolly good one.
12:57pm
DATCP. Confirms chronic wasting disease at depopulated Washington County deer farm.
12:03pm
WEDC. Awards $750,000 to four minority business organizations.
10:35am
OCI. Final deadline for 2019 open enrollment approaching.

4:18am
Wisconsin Watch. Critics call Wisconsin's Medicaid fraud crackdown 'bullying.'

Economy/Business

2:51pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Foxconn completes purchase of Eau Claire, Green Bay buildings.
4:22am
Reuters. U.S. says March 1 'hard deadline' for trade deal with China.
4:20am
WSAW. Wisconsin farm groups say trade deal won't have big effect.

Environment/Outdoors

4:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Three years later, Wisconsin hasn't stopped toxic chemical flow.

Statewide

2:49pm
PDPW. USA Under Secretary Greg Ibach to speak at PDPW Dairy Food & Policy Summit.
11:59am
Transportation Development Association.

Wisconsin 12 Days of Christmas.


8:29am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Jefferson Fairgrounds, Clark County get Farm Tech nods.
8:27am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin to spend $25.8 million of Volkswagen diesel fines on new diesel buses.
4:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Suicide and opioid deaths continue to rise in Wisconsin and the nation.
4:14am
Racine Journal Times. Attorney shortage causing court delays in county, state.

Courts

4:49pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Court of Appeals to hear oral argument in La Crosse.

1:31pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Northern Wisconsin tribes sue state, towns for taxing reservation lands.

Education

2:56pm
Marquette University. Former Assistant MPD Chief Edith Hudson named Marquette University Police chief.
2:55pm
UW-Madison. Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years.
2:50pm
UW-Stout. Commencement ceremonies Dec. 15 to feature 763 graduates.
12:02pm
UW-Stout. Students, employees give back to community during the holidays.
10:36am
UW-River Falls. Commencement ceremonies are Dec. 15.

4:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW officials worry about support services, staff at 2-year colleges as restructure continues.
4:25am
La Crosse Tribune. UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow one of three UW chancellors not getting pay increase.
4:21am
WKOW. UW System seeks $25 million for capacity-building initiatives.

Local

4:01pm
Milwaukee Riverkeeper.  Releases report card to empower communities to advocate for stronger clean water protections.
12:01pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Deputies arrest 13 in Operation Drive Sober.
5:00am
A Better Mount Pleasant. Podcast shines light on Mount Pleasant's rush to win Foxconn deal.

4:23am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Group seeking $1.4 billion for private commuter rail project.

Congress

4:34am
The Hill. Trump ultimatum sparks fears of new arms race.

Friday December 7, 2018

Governor

12:33pm
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes announce Next Generation Workforce and Economic Development Policy Advisory Council.

12:58pm
Fox 6. Governor Scott Walker holds out hope for another run at Kimberly-Clark.
4:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers say he will appoint UW regents who are independent thinkers, not 'acting as an employee of mine.'
4:11am
Fox 11. Evers visits Appleton, plans to talk to Walker about lame-duck legislation.

Extraordinary Session

3:05pm
Rep. Barca. Be consistent and be gracious, veto lame duck bills. Letter to Gov. Walker. Memo regarding budget vetoes.
2:36pm
Various Organizations. Letter to Gov. Walker regarding veto of Extraordinary Session bills.
1:53pm
Rep. August. Column: Protecting our reforms.
1:49pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Letter to Gov. Walker requesting veto of provisions of SB-884.
1:08pm
Sen. Bewley. Don't buy the snake oil.
10:30am
Sen. Stroebel. Praises Senate, Assembly action.
10:08am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Urge Governor Scott Walker to veto lame duck session legislation.
4:34am
Wisconsin's Green Fire. Statement on Extraordinary Session Substitute Amendment 1 to SB-884.

3:19pm
Chicago Tribune. Bipartisan group appeals to Wisconsin governor to veto bills: 'What do you want your legacy to be?'
3:12pm
U.S. News & World Report. Effort to weaken governor stirs separation-of-powers debate.
2:30pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sheldon Lubar says Scott Walker signing lame duck plans would 'destroy' him.
12:30pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Lame-duck bill would change WEDC job verification requirements.
10:13am
Marshfield News Herald. Scott Walker says he regretted acting quickly with Act 10. He may do it again on lame-duck legislation.
4:57am
Janesville Gazette. Local clerks react to early-voting bill.
4:50am
USA Today. Wisconsin Legislature speaker: Skip the outrage. We're doing our job.
4:25am
WISC. What a lawsuit could mean for Democrats following GOP power-stripping measures.
4:22am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. GOP Sen. Robert Cowles: Party 'crossed the line' in limiting Tony Evers' powers.
4:20am
Sheboygan Press. Tony Evers urges business leaders in Appleton speech to back him against legislation limiting his powers.
4:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. Lame-duck session focus turns to what Scott Walker will do.
4:10am
U.S. News & World Report. GOP tries to hamstring incoming Democratic attorneys general.

Legislative

3:06pm
Reps. Steineke, Nygren, Steffen, Tauchen. Local lawmakers applaud federal funds for Hwy 29 interchange.
2:03pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Announces new communications director.

4:14am
Fox 11. Future of Kimberly-Clark still undecided following lame-duck session in Madison.
4:13am
Wisconsin Radio Network. No deal to save jobs at Neenah Kimberly Clark plant.

State Agencies

10:17am
WEDC. Wisconsin companies invited to take part in global trade venture to Mexico in February.
4:31am
ETF. New ETF drop box for documents.
4:31am
OCI. Administrative Actions November 2018.

4:58am
WBAY. Target 2 Investigates: State studies deregulating occupational licenses.

Economy/Business

3:17pm
CNBC. Dow tumbles more than 500 points, wipes out gain for the year to cap wild week on Wall Street.
10:23am
Reuters. U.S. job growth cools in November, monthly wage gains modest.

Statewide

10:12am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Recruiting the new generation of local elected officials.
10:07am
Wisconsin Dental Association. Wisconsin dentists lead the fight against opioid addiction.

3:09pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Health costs a burden for Wisconsin's middle-income families.
10:20am
WTMJ. FBI launches new campaign to identify public corruption.
4:37am
The Hill. CDC: Romaine lettuce still making people sick.
4:26am
WDIO. Report: U.S. health spending hits $3.5T but growth slows.
4:20am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Census data: Minnesota beats Wisconsin on high-speed internet access, too.
4:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Great Lakes Compact Council approves changes to rules guiding water diversions.

Courts

10:15am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Faith N. Reed.

Education

3:08pm
UW-Platteville. Valedictorian works towards Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
3:07pm
UW-Platteville. To celebrate 201st commencement.
1:08pm
Marquette University. Two Jesuits elected to Board of Trustees.
12:24pm
UW System. Leadership commends UW-Stevens Point leadership at Regent meeting.

4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Board of Regents approve plan to pursue 6 percent pay increase for UW System employees.

Local

10:16am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Sheriff's deputies, local police officers volunteer for 12th annual "Shop with a Cop."
4:32am
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. County moves to take control of jail medical services.

4:09am
Fox 6. 'A very large jump:' Suicide rate at an all-time high in Milwaukee County in 2017, with 156 deaths.

Congress

12:25pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murkowski. Bipartisan legislation to improve access to maternity care in rural and underserved areas passes Senate.
10:10am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces nearly $20 million for Brown County highway project.

4:23am
Reuters. Congress approves short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown.

Thursday December 6, 2018

Governor

4:14am
WSAW. Evers, Barnes announce inauguration date, nonprofit partner.

Budget

3:29pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Encourages Legislature to work with Evers on public defender reimbursement.

Extraordinary Session

3:58pm
LFB. December 2018 Extraordinary Session bills as passed by the Legislature.
12:59pm
Rep. Macco. Statement on the Extraordinary Session.
12:52pm
Bewley for 25th Senate. If they had done their jobs, they would have kept their jobs.
12:03pm
Rep. Brandtjen. (Updated) Governor's power embedded in the constitution.
11:17am
Sen. Cowles. Statement on Extraordinary Session.
10:48am
Sen. Miller. Weekly Democratic radio address: Lame Lame-Duck Session.
9:25am
Sen. Carpenter. Governor Walker: What will your message to Gov.-elect Evers be?
9:23am
Sen. Darling. Democrats flip flop on pre-existing conditions.
5:30am
Sen. Marklein. Statement on and summary of the Legislature's Extraordinary Session.

4:47pm
Milwaukee Ald. Zielinski. Lame-duck session measures not in tune with Milwaukee, region.
2:54pm
AP. Appeals to Scott Walker: Don't stain legacy, veto bills.
10:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Changes to state highway funding rules passed during lame-duck session.
10:22am
NBC 15. Wisconsin's Walker weighing bill signings.
10:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. What the pre-existing conditions vote in Wisconsin's lame duck session means.
10:17am
Washington Post. Republicans in Wisconsin, Michigan push to curb power of newly-elected Democrats.
10:11am
New York Times. Wisconsin Republicans defiantly move to limit the power of incoming Democrats.
9:38am
Isthmus. Capitol "coup."
9:29am
The Hill. Dem senator accuses Wisconsin Republicans of 'power grab.'
5:19am
Fox 6. 'Wisconsin should be embarrassed:' Gov-elect Evers will ask Walker to veto lame-duck legislation. Wisconsin State Journal. WXOW. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter.
5:17am
New York Times. Wisconsin, limiting governor, borrows a page from North Carolina's book.
4:42am
WKOW. Opponents consider lawsuits if lame-duck legislation becomes law.
4:41am
U.S. News & World Report. Democrat says he'll appeal to Walker to veto GOP power play. Cap Times. 
4:38am
Fox 11. "Functioning government": State Democrats, Republicans react to lame-duck session.
4:37am
Governing. Lame-duck power grabs aren't new, but Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan are 'more aggressive.'
4:34am
WISC. How Wisconsin Republicans changed lame-duck session bills before passing them Thursday.
4:32am
WTMJ. Ozaukee County voters weigh in on governor/attorney general power limitations.
4:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. During marathon session, Republicans pass legislation bringing health care changes.
4:28am
Cap Times. Wisconsin's extraordinary session: Is absentee voting in Wisconsin a fairness issue?
4:26am
Racine Journal Times. Racine area officials respond to special session.
4:25am
Daily Reporter. Highlights of bills passed by Wisconsin Republicans.
4:24am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin lawmakers reject bill to protect pre-existing conditions, scale back Democrats' power. NBC 15.

State Agencies

4:46pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
2:40pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Holly Jolly winning ticket sold in Marinette County.
2:39pm
DWD. Awards Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants to six technical colleges.
12:05pm
OCI. Consumer alert: Phone solicitation for health insurance plans.
12:00pm
DHS. CMS approves temporary extension of SeniorCare.
9:52am
Wisconsin Lottery. Asks players to gift responsibly this holiday season.
9:24am
WEDC. Foxconn's investment in Wisconsin named 'Deal of the Year' by Mid-America Economic Development Council.

Economy/Business

2:41pm
WEC Energy Group. Announces plans to increase dividend.
9:27am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Reform federal disability insurance to help address Wisconsin's labor shortage.

9:59am
Reuters. U.S. trade deficit hits 10-year high; job growth slowing.
9:54am
CNBC. Dow drops more than 550 points, bringing its 2-day losses to more than 1,300 points.
4:20am
Milwaukee Biz Times. WEDC, MMAC say DRS expansion is a win for region.
4:16am
Reuters. Tariff effects broaden across U.S., wage growth higher: Fed.
4:14am
WDIO. Economist: Shortage of skilled workers curbs Midwest economy.

Statewide

4:29am
Chippewa Herald. Census: Wisconsin incomes up, poverty down; digital divide yawns.
4:17am
WKBT. Many diabetics are skimping on insulin because of high cost.
4:15am
The Hill. Carbon emissions to hit record high in 2018: study.

Education

2:43pm
UW System. Regents approve 3% annual increases in 2019-21 pay plan.
12:04pm
UW-Madison. Engineering students design sustainable system for rural school.

Local

10:57am
Forest County Potawatomi Community. Potawatomi take aggressive steps to end opioid abuse in Forest County.
9:50am
E.M. Wasylik Associates. Celebrates 20th anniversary.

4:18am
WJFW. Opioid deaths lead Forest Co. Potawatomi to launch major ad, law enforcement campaign.

Congress

2:42pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Rubio. Bipartisan legislation to spur small business investment heads to president's desk.

4:21am
Duluth News Tribune. Trump signs Coast Guard bill with new ballast rules.
4:17am
WQOW. Senator Baldwin claims new farm bill a win for WI, calls for firm promises on trade.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Governor

4:37pm
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes announce inauguration partner and date.
2:42am
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. Governor-elect understands Milwaukee is a part of Wisconsin, not apart from it.

Extraordinary Session

4:39pm
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Statment on lame duck session.
4:15pm
Rep. Sinicki. Statement on the "lame duck" session.
3:57pm
ABC for Health. Lame duck Legislature seizes power to strip people of health coverage.
3:49pm
Milwaukee Common Council Members. Joint statement on state Legislature post-election session.
1:33pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Extraordinary Session.
1:32pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. WMC behind lame-duck anti-regulation bill.
1:31pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Walker, Fitzgerald, and Vos stab democracy in Wisconsin.
1:30pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Update: Legislature approves critical reforms.
11:47am
Rep. Gundrum. Statement on Extraordinary Session.
11:46am
Rep. Goyke. Statement on lame duck session.
11:17am
Rep. Murphy. Statement on government reform.
11:09am
Wisconsin BPDD. Testimony to Joint Finance on AB-1071, AB-1072.
11:07am
Statements on Extraordinary Session: Rep. Pope. Rep. Bowen. Wisconsin AFL-CIO.
10:54am
Gov.-elect Evers. Statement on Extraordinary Session.
10:53am
Save IRIS. Memo to Gov. Walker requesting veto of SB-886/AB-1072.
10:50am
Statments on Extraordinary Session: Rep. Considine. Rep. Taylor. Rep. Spreitzer. Rep. Jacque.
10:46am
Statements on Extraordinary Session: Rep. Shankland. Rep. Ohnstad. Rep. Sargent. Rep. Steineke.
10:40am
One Wisonsin Now. While Wisconsin slept Republicans rejected will of voters and worlked against orderly transition of power.
8:10am
American Lung Association. Urges Governor Walker to protect people with pre-existing conditions, veto December 2018 Extraordinary Session bills.
8:09am
Sen. Ringhand. Republican's holiday gift to Wisconsin: An assault on democracy.
8:08am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on Extraordinary Session.
8:07am
Sen. Shilling. Desperation: The Republican legacy.
8:06am
Sen. Hansen. GOP lame duck power grab.
8:05am
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on extraordinary lame-duck power grab.
7:36am
Sen. Feyen. Statement on Extraordinary Session.
7:35am
Sen. Larson. Unprecedented power grab will break Wisconsin for years to come.
1:10am
Rep. Neubauer. Statement on lame duck session.
1:09am
Rep. Hesselbein. Statement on lame duck session.

12:12pm
Chicago Tribune. Wisconsin lawmakers quickly pass bill limiting governor's powers, slashing early voting.
12:10pm
New York Times. Wisconsin Republicans approve bills stripping power from incoming Democratic governor.
12:09pm
Washington Post. Wisconsin lawmakers vote to strip power from the incoming Democratic governor, attorney general.
12:03pm
The Hill. Wisconsin Senate passes limits on incoming Dem governor.
12:02pm
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Evers: Wisconsin GOP desperate to cling to power.
12:01pm
Reuters. Wisconsin Republicans pass bill to curb incoming Democrats' power.
11:55am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Republicans pass lame-duck bill to curb powers of incoming governor, attorney general.
11:48am
Madison.com. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says protecting Foxconn deal part of reason for lame-duck session.
6:52am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP senators vote in wee hours to pass lame-duck bill curtailing powers of governor, attorney general.
6:28am
AP. The Latest: Wisconsin Senate limits governor's power.
2:45am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Republicans apoprove Medicaid work requirement in lame-duck session.
1:07am
WISC. State Senate approves Medicaid changes preventing Evers from withdrawing from federal waiver request. 
1:05am
NBC 15. Senate approves 82 Walker appointees.
1:05am
WAOW. Senate confirms Walker appointee to utilities commission.
1:04am
Reuters. Calls of 'shame' as Wisconsin Republicans aim to curb incoming Democrats' power.
1:03am
New York Times. Lawmakers clash and protesters chant amid fight over Wisconsin governor's power.
1:01am
Wausau Daily Heralda. Republicans are on the night shift as they consider curbing powers of Gov.-elect Tony Evers, limiting early voting.

Legislative

6:55am
Sen. Bewley, Rep. Billings. Letter to Tourism Sec. Klett regarding seasonal work provision harmful to tourism employers.

State Agencies

3:48pm
SPD. Four staff recognized as 2018 unsung heroes.
3:01pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Sets holly jolly sales record.
2:48pm
WEDC. MARKETPLACE conference to recognize Wisconsin leaders in minority business development.

Economy/Business

6:31am
Rock River Capital Partners. Makes first investment.

11:58am
Bloomberg. Biggest iPhone assembler warns trade war may last a decade.
1:00am
Racine Journal Times. How will Evers and Kaul work with Foxconn?

Statewide

11:45am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Launches new Business Leadership Academy.

1:02am
The Hill. Trump tariffs inflating cost of public works projects across the country: report.

Education

2:49pm
UW-Stout. Resort experience gives studen new perspective on culinary career.
2:48pm
UW-Madison. Advanced alloy firm cuts costs with help from UW's 'lean operations' expertise.
1:28pm
UW-River Falls. Student, faculty member honored by UW System.

1:08am
WQOW. UW-Madison proposes tuition hike for nonresident undergrads.

Local

11:44am
Racine Mayor Mason. And Royal Capital Group annonce a $50 million initial investment for the Master Plan Development at Walker Muffler Site.
10:51am
Mliwaukee Ald. Johnson. Advocate Aurora Health increases wages to $15 per hour.

Congress

10:42am
U.S. Rep.-elect Steil. Announces Wisconsin, Washington staff leadership.

Tuesday December 4, 2018

Governor

2:17pm
Gov.-elect Evers. Calls on Governor Scott Walker to withdraw last-minute appointments.
2:16pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints Burnett County Distrct Attorney.
2:15pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints Columbia County District Attorney.
10:44am
Gov. Walker. Appoints Racine County judge.

11:38am
WAOW. Walker names DOA secretary to utilities commission.
10:41am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker appoints two people to UW System Board of Regents.

Extraordinary Session

7:26pm
Sen. Taylor. Believes GOP are taking career ending votes.
7:21pm
Alliance for Health Insurers, America's Health Insurance Plans. Memo regarding Senate Substitute Amendment (LRBs0444/1) to Assembly Bill 365.
7:19pm
One Wisconsin Now. Republicans reject results of 2018 elections and undermine transition of power.
4:39pm
Rep. Hebl. Statement on lame duck session.
3:51pm
Wisconsin Association of Health Plans. Wisconsin's community-based health plans urge you to support SSA (LRBs0444/1 to AB-365.
3:26pm
Various Wisconsin Health Care Organizations. (Updated - additional organizations) Letter to Legislature regarding AB-1072/AB-1073 and 1115 Medicaid waiver.
1:59pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on Extraordinary Session.
1:41pm
DGA. Statement on GOP power grabs.
1:14pm
Rep. Vruwink. Statement on Extraordinary Session.
12:41pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Urges Legislature to pass regulatory reform.
11:35am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Anti-prevailing wage bill is part of lame duck.
11:34am
Rep. Shankland. Opposes the GOP attack on women-owned construction businesses.
11:28am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Extraordinary session: A lot of good but a few red flags.
10:43am
One Wisconsin Now. Will Republican Legislature risk contempt with scheme to enact new limits on early voting?
9:46am
Rep. Subeck. Statement on the Extraordinary Session.
9:35am
Rep. Anderson. Power tends to corrupt, abolute power corrupts absolutely.
8:08am
Various Wisconsin Health Care Organizations. (Updated - organizations added) Letter to Legislature regarding AB-1072/AB-1073 and 1115 Medicaid waiver.
4:25am
Rep. Neubauer. Statement on lame duck Joint Finance Committee hearing.

8:37pm
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Wisconsin lame-duck session in limbo.
1:27pm
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Ex-governor slams Wisconsin GOP proposals.
12:56pm
WISC. Democrats not agreeing to debate limits on lame-duck session bills stripping power from governor, AG.
12:53pm
Wisconsin State Journal. AG-elect Josh Kaul: GOP lawmakers want to 'overrule what the voters of Wisconsin decided.'
11:59am
Chippewa Herald. Senate to take up two Scott Walker UW Board of Regents appointees in lame-duck session.
11:56am
Fox 11. The Latest: Former Wisconsin job leaders oppose GOP bills.
11:39am
NBC 15. Wisconsin AG-elect predicts lame-duck lawsuits.
8:32am
Daily Reporter. Lame-duck bill would concentrate federal money into fewer transportation projects.
8:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Business-backed law would put environmental regulations more firmly in Legislature's hands.
4:23am
Isthmus. Back at it.
4:17am
Wall Street Journal. Wisconsin GOP lawmakers work to restrict incoming Democratic governor.
4:15am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republicans to vote on weakening governor's power.
4:14am
Wisconsin State Journal. 'Unprecedented' GOP lame-duck plan races to Tuesday vote; Tony Evers calls it 'a direct rebuke of the people.'
4:13am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Republicans advance plan to limit Democrats' power, drop proposal to move 2020 presidential primary.
4:12am
Cap Times. Joint Finance Committee approves changes to executive power, early voting with Assembly, Senate votes set for Tuesday.
4:11am
WTMJ. Gov. Scott Walker signals support for lame-duck package.
4:10am
CBS 58. Milwaukee mayor, community leaders speak out against special session.
4:09am
WAOW. Last minute Republican proposals cause controversy in Madison.
4:08am
WXOW. Vos: Lame duck session about restoring "Balance of Power."
4:05am
Washington Post. Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan, defeated in November, seek payback by limiting the powers of incoming Democrats.
4:03am
Beloit Daily News. Lame-duck session divides local reps.
4:02am
Chippewa Herald. Bills would impede Gov.-elect Tony Evers' changes to health care.

Legislative

1:58pm
Rep. Macco. Pleased that Foxconn finalizes purchase of Watermark Building in Green Bay.

8:35am
Racine Journal Times. Legislators talk Foxconn under Evers administration.

State Agencies

3:11pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. Board approves $4.4 million for community projects.
2:52pm
DNR. Weekly news.
12:52pm
AG Schimel. Announces $6 million settlement with Encore Capital, Midland Credit Management, and Midland Funding to reform debt buying and collection practices.
11:05am
Women's Council Wisconsin. 2019 brings largest cohort of women legislators in nearly two decades.
10:01am
WEDC. Seal-Rite Door relocating from Illinois to Beloit.
4:24am
WEDC, Leonardo DRS. Leonardo DRS to build new power manufacturing complex in Menomonee Falls.

Economy/Business

2:00pm
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employment Update.

Statewide

9:32am
Spectrum Networks. Launches statewide network in Wisconsin.

4:06am
Governing. Under China's new rules, U.S. recycling suffers.
4:00am
WEAU. USPS to close Wednesday in honor of George H.W. Bush.

Education

10:53am
UW-Stout. Students create product photos for downtown coffee shop.
10:45am
UW-Madison. Forget 'needle in a haystack.' Try finding an invasive species in a lake.

4:35am
Chippewa Herald. UW System requests 3 percent raise for all employees in each of next two years.
4:07am
Reuters. Corporate tax breaks cost U.S. schools billions of lost revenue: report.

Congress

11:52am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces over $51 million to rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure in Wisconsin.

4:04am
The Hill. Lawmakers agree to push back shutdown deadline by 2 weeks.

Monday December 3, 2018

Governor

4:45pm
Gov. Walker. Participate in Menorah lighting ceremony.

Budget

9:47am
Daily Reporter. Budget proposal would broaden WisDOT's powers to borrow for rehab projects.
4:12am
WDIO. Medicaid expansion is early flashpoint for Evers.

Extraordinary Session

5:15pm
Gov.-elect Evers. Testimony on Extraordinary Session legislation.
4:47pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Republicans desperate following November election.
4:39pm
The Arc Wisconsin. Shares concerns about unintended consequences of bills that will impact programs for people with disabilities. 
4:15pm
American Lung Association. Statement on Extraordinary Session.
4:06pm
Various Wisconsin Health Care Organizations. Health care groups oppose oversight legislation.
3:33pm
One Wisconsin Now. Testimony on Assembly Bills 1071, LRB 6077 and other legislation including efforts to restrict early voting.
3:20pm
Wisconsin Senate Democrats. Extraordinary Session bill drafting.
3:14pm
Wisconsin Family Ties. "Extraordinary Session" attacks democratic norms, threatens wellbeing of children and families.
2:56pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Testimony to Joint Committee on Finance on Extraordinary Session bills.
2:19pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Memo on use of discretionary settlement funds by DOJ in Extraordinary Session legislation.
1:55pm
One Wisconsin Now. Eight days after November election Republican Assembly leader Robin Vos requested restrictions on early voting.
12:48pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement on GOP power grab.
12:47pm
Rep. Crowley. GOP seeks to undermine (reject) the voice of Wisconsin voters.
12:21pm
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Comments in opposition to Assembly Bill 1070.
12:12pm
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Issue statement on lame duck bills.
12:11pm
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on Republican effort to override will of Wisconsin voters.
11:54am
Survival Coalition. Concerned about impacts of Legislature's Extraordinary Session bills on people with disabilities.
11:52am
Sen. Frostman. Lame duck GOP proposals an assault on democracy.
11:44am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. GOP lame duck session subverts the will of the people.
11:42am
Wisconsin BPDD. Legislature's Extraordinary Session bills impact people with disabilities.
10:44am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Extraordinary session puts Wisconsinites with disabilities at risk.
8:59am
ABC for Health. Lame duck Legislature flies backward on preexisting conditions protections.
8:57am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on Republican attempts to override will of Wisconsin voters.
8:42am
Wisconsin's Greenfire. Statement on Extraordinary Session bill AB-1070.
5:01am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. The entire lame duck session agenda should be rejected this week.
5:00am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs regarding lame duck legislation package.
4:57am
Rep. Taylor. GOP legislators once again choose political power over people.
4:56am
Rep. Neubauer. Statement on Republican lame duck session.

4:07pm
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Wisconsin health care groups oppose lame-duck.
3:48pm
Reuters. Republican state lawmakers scramble to curb incoming Democrats' power.
3:45pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Raucous hearing begins on bills to move election, restrict early voting, curtail Evers' powers.
3:36pm
The Hill. GOP legislatures seek to cement Republican power.
2:43pm
AP. Wisconsin Republicans forge ahead with power-stripping bills.
2:42pm
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Not enough support to pass all lame-duck bills.
1:31pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin Elections Commission weighs in on Republican plan to change primary election date.
1:18pm
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. 5 ways the lame-duck session could change life for Wisconsinites.
1:16pm
Wausau Daily Herald. GOP Senate leader Scott Fitzgerald: 'We don't trust Tony Evers right now.'
12:50pm
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP lame-duck plan likened to 'third world dictatorship' by critics as they race to stop it.
12:32pm
Fox 11. Dems blast GOP efforts to limit early voting.
12:02pm
New York Times. Wisconsin Republicans try to shrink power of new Democratic governor.
10:39am
U.S. News & World Report. Election officials: Moving presidential primary costs $6.8M.
8:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Five senators are in the spotlight as opponents try to stop bill to curb governor's power.
4:45am
Chippewa Herald. GOP lawmakers seek sweeping new restrictions on incoming Democratic attorney general.
4:40am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Wisconsin GOP lame-duck bills would move primary, limit early voting, hamper Evers.
4:24am
Fox 6. 'Not sure what they're afraid of:' Gov.-elect Evers speaks out as GOP prepares for lame-duck session.
4:23am
Sheboygan Press. Tony Evers says he will 'take any steps possible' to prevent GOP plan to take away his power. Wisconsin Public Radio.
4:21am
Wisconsin State Journal. Josh Kaul, Tony Evers slam lame-duck session.
4:20am
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans prepare to move ahead with lame-duck session.
4:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers look to limit early voting in lame-duck session.
4:18am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Lawsuit looms over proposed limit to early voting in Wisconsin.
4:17am
Oshkosh Northwestern. GOP seeks to limit Wisconsin early voting, strip powers from Tony Evers and Josh Kaul in lame-duck session.
4:10am
WKOW. (Video) Capital City Sunday: Rep. Jim Steineke & Dane County Clerk, One Wisconsin Now.
4:07am
Racine Journal Times. Republicans, Democrats split on primary date.

Legislative

2:57pm
Sen. Vinehout. Coilumn: Speed and secrecy: The last act.

4:07am
Appleton Post-Crescent. With time running short, K-C's Cold Spring plant at the precipice.
3:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Steil to stop down as UW Regent after congressional win.

State Agencies

1:07pm
WEDC. $40 million Lakeside Foods project receives WEDC support.
11:49am
DATCP. Application period opens for Specialty Crop Block Grants.
11:48am
DATCP. Petition period opens for 2020 Ag Enterprise Areas.
11:47am
DOT. Announces nearly $6.3 million to serve the transportation needs of seniors and individuals with disabilities.
11:45am
DHS. New grants to rural hospitals address health care workforce shortages.
8:39am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter - December 2018.

Economy/Business

1:40pm
WMC. Katie Yeutter promoted to President of WMC Insurance & Safety Services.
8:40am
GenoPalate. Midwest-based startup raises growth funding round.

11:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin farm group says trade deal signing is 'positive news,' but unlikely to change markets.
4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee officials question $40M financing plan for Komatsu project.
4:03am
Washington Post. Despite pause in trade war, U.S. and China economic relationship is forever changed.

Statewide

1:22pm
Sen. Taylor. Recognizes the life and legacy of President Bush.
12:13pm
Wisconsin Family Action. Pro-family, pro-liberty organizations share Christmas message in state Capitol. 
11:38am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Statement of the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.
4:54am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on passing of President George H.W. Bush.
4:48am
Gov. Walker. Orders flags to half-staff honoring former President George H.W. Bush.
4:47am
Gov. Walker. Releases statement following the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.

8:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Great Lakes mayors push to strengthen compact.
4:14am
Fox 11. President Trump designates December 5 National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush.
4:13am
WSAW. Wisconsin politicians react to the passing of President George H.W. Bush.
4:12am
Politico. George H.W. Bush dies at 94.

Courts

4:30pm
Courthouse News Service. Wisconsin tribes fight tax on reservation land.

Education

4:27pm
UW-River Falls. Undergraduate research showcased at Dec. 11.
3:29pm
Alliant Energy. Applications open for Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarships.
1:08pm
UW System. Seeks 3% annual increases in 2019-21 pay plan.
10:11am
Marquette University. To celebrate holiday seasion with annual Christmas-tree lighting ceremony and festivities.

8:26am
La Crosse Tribune. Proposed UW System 'productivity policy' draws concern from Wisconsin college faculty.

Local

2:40pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Madison Municipal Building grand opening - an invitation to celebrate.
11:50am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Mayor Barrett again neglects basic responsibilities.
11:43am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Deputies arrest 7 in Operation Drive Sober.

4:50am
WSAW. Meth cases across the state increase as heroin decreases slightly.
4:48am
WAOW. Marathon Co. seeing high salt prices as they prepare for storms.

Congress

1:15pm
Reuters. U.S. to end subsidies for electric cars, renewables: White House.
12:00pm
Reuters. Congress heads to stopgap bill to avert government shutdown.
4:08am
Racine Journal Times. Steil comments on GM announcement; will push for pro-growth policies.
4:02am
Reuters. Trump likely to agree to two-week government funding extension.
4:01am
Reuters. Trump to notify Congress in 'near future' he will terminate NAFTA.
4:00am
USA Today. Trump makes peace with China over trade at G-20, but can it last?

Saturday December 1, 2018

Extraordinary Session Bills:

4:49am
Gov.-elect Evers. Democrats respond to GOP's Extraordinary Session legislation.
4:37am
AB-1073. Agency rule-making, agency reports, pass-through entities, DOJ changes, WEDC board changes, presidential primary, absentee voting, outside legal counsel, income tax rates, federal government waivers/approvals.
4:27am
AB-1072. Federal government waivers/approvals, waiver implementation, drug testing.
4:24am
AB-1071. Presidential primary, absentee voting.
4:23am
AB-1070. DOJ changes, outside legal counsel, governor's appointments, board/WEDC changes, agency reporting.
4:20am
AB-1069. Highway funding, income tax rates, pass-through entities.

 

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