Friday December 14, 2018 - Updated 7:57pm

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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