Wednesday December 30, 2020 - Updated 3:59pm

Governor

11:04am
Gov. Evers. Delivers radio address on mental health during the holidays.
9:03am
Gov. Evers. Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Fire Chief Donald Edwin Kittelson of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department
9:02am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Amy Pechacek as Secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

Legislative

11:21am
Rep-elect Dallman. Announces Committee assignments.
11:07am
Rep. Wichgers. Selected to Chair Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics.
10:55am
Rep. Stubbs. Sworn into State Assembly.
10:25am
Sen. Smith. Column: Out of the Long Shadow of 2020
10:24am
Sen. Hansen. Thank you for 20 years of support. 
10:23am
Rep. James. Committee Chair, membership announced. 

2:52pm
WBAY. “It’s been an honor”: Retiring Dave Hansen reflects on 20-years in Wisconsin State Senate
1:03pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Special legislative session on policing ends without action, but lawmakers say they will continue to review the issue
9:54am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Democrats Threaten to Skip Assembly Inauguration
3:14am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly Democrats urge Republicans to keep COVID-19 accommodations for next session

State Agencies

1:08pm
DMA. Year-in-Review: 2020 a year unlike any other in Wisconsin Guard history.
11:51am
DNR. Issues Wastewater Discharge permit for JCI/Tyco facility in Marinette.
10:51am
WEDC. Column: For Wisconsin's recovery, let's resolve to apply the lessons of 2020.
9:04am
DWD. Clears Wisconsin Unemployment Claims Backlog

1:07pm
U.S. News & World Report. DWD Adjudicators Get Last Undecided Unemployment Claims
3:18am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Administration Plans to Simplify Unemployment Claims

Economy/Business

1:10pm
PDPW. “Count on Us” program connects lenders and dairy producers for scholarships for financial development training program.
12:07pm
Wisconsin Banks Association. Look closely at your PPP provider.

3:22am
NBC 26. Feds: Stimulus checks starting to make their way into bank accounts
3:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Despite Challenges, Wisconsin Farmers Projected To End 2020 With Higher Average Income

Coronavirus

3:59pm
Dane County Department of Emergency Management. EMS agencies recieve COVID-19 vaccinations.
3:58pm
Dane County Emergency Management. EMS agencies receive COVID-19 vaccinations. 
9:53am
UW-Madison. University Health Services to vaccinate Phase 1a eligible individuals against COVID-19

3:17am
WSAW. Over 950,000 people have activated COVID-19 exposure app
3:16am
WKOW. 72 more dead from COVID-19 in Wisconsin; 170 newly hospitalized
3:16am
WISN. Frustration grows among EMS workers waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine

Courts

9:52am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Gail Moreschi v. Village of Williams Bay. 

3:15am
The Hill. Trump campaign asks Supreme Court to review Wisconsin challenge. Wisconsin Public Radio

Education

9:52am
DPI. Publishes school district report on impacts of building closures during 2019-2020 school year

2:54pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Students faced barriers as almost every Wisconsin school building shuttered last spring

Local

9:51am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County, Badger Prairie Needs Network Highlight Impact of Food Distribution Partnership as 2020 Comes to a Close

3:32am
Juneau County Star-Times. La Valle residents unable to use tap water due to benzene

Congress

3:27am
Reuters. Defying Trump, McConnell puts off vote on $2,000 checks, urges override of defense bill veto
3:23am
CBS 58. Steil, Baldwin team up for bipartisan effort to get transparency on vaccine distribution from state, federal governments
3:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Republicans break with Trump on $2,000 stimulus checks

Tuesday December 29, 2020

Governor

3:18am
Cap Times. 3 of Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet appointees remain unconfirmed 2 years after inauguration
3:07am
Fox 11. Gov. Evers reviews 2020 challenges, shares hopes for 2021

Budget

10:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New Finance Co-Chair Says Last State Budget Could Guide Next Budget Debate

Legislative

4:16pm
Speaker Vos. Announces Assembly Standing Committee Membership. 
3:14pm
Assembly Democratic Caucus. Letter to Speaker Vos regarding workplace safety procedures.
1:53pm
Sen-elect Plaff. Appointed to five senate committees for next session.
10:34am
Rep. Hintz. Sworn-in virtually to Wisconsin State Assembly. 
9:33am
Sen. Risser Updated: Ending 64 years in Wisconsin Legislature. 
3:05am
Rep. Hesselbein. Sworn in for 5th term. 
3:05am
Sen. Agard. Sworn-in, will be the next State Senator from the 16th Senate District beginning January 4th. 

3:29pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Longest-serving legislator in U.S. history, Fred Risser, to leave Wisconsin Senate on Monday
1:54pm
AP. State capitols face showdown over COVID powers and spending
10:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. 2 Wisconsin Democratic lawmakers test positive for COVID-19
3:23am
WXPR. So-Called ‘Protect Our Piers’ Bill Dead in Legislature; Groups Seek Reintroduction
3:12am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Swears in Assembly Democrats in Virtual Ceremony
3:11am
WTMJ. First Muslim sworn into Wisconsin Legislature

State Agencies

1:56pm
WEDC. Governor Evers announces new WEDC guides for workplace mental health during COVID-19 pandemic.
9:11am
DNR. Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan For Oneida, Price And Vilas Counties Virtual Public Meeting Jan. 12
3:07am
DWD. Seeks Public Input on Initial and Weekly UI Applications

3:38am
Janesville Gazette. Janesville GM plant site frozen under continued state environmental review
3:10am
WKBT. State jobs unit seeks input on simplifying unemployment application wording
3:09am
WKOW. Board to consider Vel Phillips statue at state Capitol next month

Economy/Business

9:08am
Innovative Outdoorsman, Stay Sharp Guides. Wisconsin based bowhunting company partners with state and national bowhunting organizations. 

10:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Amid The Pandemic, Wisconsin Ports Adapted As Tonnage Dropped In Some Places, Others Saw Positives
3:15am
WEAU. Ethanol industry loses $4 billion due to the pandemic

Coronavirus

2:42pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Vaccine availability for Dane County tier 1a personnel not affiliated with a healthcare system.
11:53am
DHS. Launches COVID-19 vaccine data page.

3:29pm
Chicago Tribune. Wisconsin removed from ‘red’ tier states in Chicago travel order, negative COVID-19 test needed to avoid quarantine
3:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Relieved, excited, thankful': Wisconsin nursing homes begin receiving coronavirus vaccine Monday
3:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. CVS, Walgreens Begin Wisconsin Nursing Home Vaccinations
3:16am
The Hill. Wisconsin Rep. Gwen Moore tests positive for COVID-19
3:12am
WKBT. Evers announces pharmacy distribution program for COVID-19 vaccines

Courts

1:24pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synopses January 2021. 

Education

11:33am
UW-Stout. Red Cedar Film Festival offered virtually Jan. 14-21.

3:27am
WCLO. COVID-19 testing at UW-Whitewater to continue until mid-January

Local

2:44pm
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Wasserman. Recieves COVID-19 vaccine.

3:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Stronger Together': Douglas County Partners Seek To Transform Mental Health Crisis Response
3:09am
Fox 6. Milwaukee homeowners 'astounded' by property tax increases amid COVID

Congress

11:52am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Urges Governor Evers to provide transparency, develop effective COVID-19 vaccine strategy in Wisconsin.
3:07am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Statement on FY2021 NDAA

3:22am
CNBC. House overrides Trump veto of $740 billion defense bill, sends to GOP-led Senate
3:22am
Politico. Trump opens up federal dollars for private school vouchers amid pandemic
3:12am
Fox 11. Wisconsin lawmakers divided on second stimulus check

Politics

9:09am
Behnke for 89th Assembly. Announces candidacy for 89th District Assembly. 

3:11am
The Hill. GOP lawmaker sues Pence in bid to overturn Biden win

Monday December 28, 2020

Governor

3:07am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers: Criminal Justice Reforms Likely in Next State Budget
3:04am
Cap Times. Gov. Tony Evers looks ahead to 'difficult and different' 2021
3:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. In A Year-End Interview, Governor Reflects On The Pandemic, Protests And Election

Legislative

4:33pm
Rep. Subeck. Sworn into state Assembly for fourth term. 
4:25pm
Rep. Goyke. Sworn into state Assembly. 
4:23pm
Rep. Neubauer. Virtually sworn in for 2021-22 legislative session. 
3:08pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Covid-19 test statement.
10:05am
Rep. McGuire. Statement on swearing-in.

3:02am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: State GOP lawmakers will look to make changes in state elections law in 2021

State Agencies

2:17pm
DNR. Wisconsin waterfowl, turkey and pheasant stamp funding project applications due Feb. 5.
1:59pm
DMA. Tour the Wisconsin National Guard’s 2020 in pictures.
11:00am
DOT. Midwest states collaborate on pandemic response, highway safety.

Economy/Business

3:38pm
Dairy Business Association, Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Dairy Stream podcast: What Wisconsin election results mean for dairy in 2021.

12:25pm
The Hill. States, Labor seek workaround for expired unemployment benefits
3:09am
WKOW. Delay in signing relief bill leaves some unable to claim benefits

Coronavirus

2:38pm
Gov. Evers. Announces the launch of the Pharmacy Distribution Program for Long-Term Care.
12:56pm
University of Wisconsin System. COVID-19 surge testing sites extend operations to mid-January.
11:01am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard conducts shortened COVID-19 testing week due to New Year’s holiday.

3:08pm
WISC. UW System rapid COVID-19 testing sites extended through mid-January
3:07pm
WTMJ. 50 vials of Moderna vaccine thrown out at Grafton clinic due to 'human error,' Advocate Aurora says
3:22am
Janesville Gazette. Fearing COVID-19 exposure in hospitals, patients getting sicker before seeking care
3:03am
WSAW. COVID-19 testing remains low, nearly half of tests return positive results
3:01am
Spectrum News. Rural Wisconsin Hospitals Navigate Pandemic with More Patients, Fewer Staff
3:01am
WKOW. Vaccinations to begin at Wisconsin nursing homes, Moderna vaccine expected soon

Courts

3:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice decries anti-Semitic attacks on colleagues
3:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal appeals court turns down Donald Trump push to overturn election results in Wisconsin

Education

10:59am
UW-Stout. Asking questions part of 4.0 graduate’s success.
9:32am
UW-Stout. Graduate overcomes loss, finds community in family and consumer sciences education

3:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. Battle for in-person learning escalates in Wisconsin amid COVID-19 pandemic
3:02am
U.S. News & World Report. Success or Survival? UW-Madison's Opening Had Ups and Downs

Local

9:31am
City of Madison. Maximum Daily Rate Increases to $8 for City-Owned Parking Garages and Brayton Lot

Congress

3:10pm
AP. Trump’s hesitation on relief bill will delay aid payments
3:07am
AP. Trump signs massive measure funding government, COVID relief

Thursday December 24, 2020

Governor

3:43am
WJFW. Gov. Evers awards $3.8 million to support specialized transit needs

Economy/Business

3:34am
NBC 26. As new Covid-19 relief package's approval halts, locals fear further economic damage
3:33am
CBS 58. Unemployment running out with no COVID deal
3:32am
WTMJ. Walworth County family asked to pay back $10K to DWD, says Christmas will be hard
3:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Heading into holiday season, thousands of Wisconsinites still waiting in unemployment backlog

Coronavirus

3:50am
Reuters. Millions of U.S. vaccine doses sit on ice, putting 2020 goal in doubt
3:44am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Records 2,579 More COVID-19 Cases, 69 More Deaths

Statewide

3:49am
The Hill. America's population growth slows to a crawl

Courts

4:07am
Cap Times. The outlier: Brian Hagedorn explains why he breaks rank with other state Supreme Court conservatives
3:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Join New Federal Lawsuit Seeking To Overturn Presidential Election

Education

4:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW's $125,000 contract with Ray Cross called for written report on diversity, but he never wrote it
3:30am
Cap Times. Wisconsin sees 9,600-student increase in homeschooling

Local

4:08am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Kenosha businesses impacted by violent protests receive recovery funding
3:45am
WXPR. Testing Shows Only ‘Trace Amounts’ of PFAS Discharging from Old Rhinelander Landfill

Congress

3:50am
Reuters. Defying Congress, Trump vetoes defense bill, threatens government shutdown
3:44am
AP. Trump threatens COVID relief bill, testing loyalty of GOP
3:35am
CBS 58. Milwaukee advocates call on Congress for help, say $600 check won't even cover the average month's rent

Politics

3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee County Spent Nearly $1.7M On Trump Recount

Wednesday December 23, 2020

Governor

1:21pm
Gov. Evers. Awards $3.8 million to support specialized transit needs accross Wisconsin.
11:52am
Gov. Evers. Announces more than $6 million in harbor assistance program grants.
9:01am
Gov. Evers. Delivers Radio Address on Staying Safe this Holiday Season

Budget

4:01pm
Rep. Macco. GAAP balance the latest example of Wisconsin benefitting from sound fiscal policy.
3:36am
Sens. Kooyenga, Marklein, Kapenga. CPA Caucus celebrates Wisconsin's solvency. 

3:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. For first time in decades, Wisconsin ends fiscal year with positive GAAP fund balance

Legislative

10:28am
Sen. Smith. Winter in Wisconsin. 

3:41am
Lake Geneva Regional News. Sen. Nass said Evers' COVID bill is not a compromise, contains no provision to reopen schools
3:40am
WISC. Republicans say Evers halted negotiations with ‘compromise’ Covid bill

State Agencies

1:07pm
OCI. Shares health insurance priorities for Biden administration.
1:03pm
DOJ. Wausaukee Wastewater Treatment Plant employee convicted of falsification of records.
12:29pm
DWD. November local employment and unemployment data released.
3:15am
PSC. Approves debt forgiveness pilot program for Alliant Energy customers. 

Economy/Business

11:00am
AP. US layoffs remain elevated as 803,000 seek jobless aid

9:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wheels Come Off For Bus Companies, Closing Down Travel Options For Poorer Americans
3:52am
CNBC. Millions of workers will have to submit new documents for pandemic unemployment benefits in 2021
3:49am
NBC 26. Georgia-Pacific will stop burning coal at its Green Bay Broadway mill
3:43am
Fox 6. COVID-19 relief bill offers PPP loans for Wisconsin's hotel industry

Coronavirus

3:09pm
DHS. Wisconsin to expand testing for assisted living facilities.
11:21am
DHS. COVID-19 contact tracing app launches in Wisconsin.

3:53am
U.S. News & World Report. State to Provide At-Home COVID Tests Amid Record Deaths
3:44am
NBC 15. Middleton VA gets first COVID-19 vaccine shipment
3:41am
WSAW. Tomah VA to begin staff vaccinations Tuesday afternoon
3:39am
WKOW. Wisconsin reports new single-day record of COVID-19 deaths
3:38am
WSAW. Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner confirms COVID-19 vaccine will be covered for all

Statewide

2:33pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Supports the right of Wisconsin voices workers to organize.

4:02am
U.S. News & World Report. FBI: White Supremacists Plotted Attack on US Power Grid
3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'I Just Kind Of Panicked': Patients Confused As Wisconsin Hospitals File Liens To Recoup Costs Of Treating Injured Uninsured

Courts

9:34am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. George E. Savage. 
9:33am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Jeffery J. Drach. 
3:13am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Gymfinity v. Dane County - order. 

3:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 2 Wisconsin GOP lawmakers join lawsuit to overturn election results in Wisconsin, 4 other swing states
3:34am
U.S. News & World Report. State Supreme Court Rejects COVID-19 Restrictions Challenge. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Education

1:41pm
UW-Stout. Band, Jazz Orchestra members find their beat with special fall recordings.
1:09pm
UW-Madison. Covering faces around kids won’t mask emotions.
10:55am
UW-Green Bay. Youth can create, explore & learn with UW-Green Bay spring youth programs.
8:59am
UW-Stout. Graduate creates jewelry with goal of leaving traces of the artist in the artwork

9:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Colleges And Universities In Line For More Federal COVID-19 Assistance
3:48am
WKBT. La Crosse schools announce plan to reopen for in-person classes
3:42am
WSAW. UW System appreciative of stimulus dollars amid $257 million net loss in 2020

Local

4:15pm
Milwaukee Common Council. We All Know What “ZIP Code” is Code For
1:11pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County, Second Harvest extend Emergency Food Pandemic Response program to July, 2021.
12:18pm
Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. Introduces file to seek information on lawsuit filed by former MPD chief.
9:03am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Milwaukee County awards $11.6M in small business grants. 

Congress

2:34pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Bipartisan bill to stop student debt relief scams signed into law.

9:09am
WSAW. Sen. Johnson says national debt will be $29T by end of fiscal year
3:59am
The Hill. EPA revises lead rule, sidestepping calls for more stringent standards
3:58am
Reuters. Trump threatens to not sign COVID-19 bill, wants bigger stimulus checks
3:53am
AP. Trump threatens to torpedo COVID relief with new demands
3:44am
Racine Journal Times. Steil explains why he voted against latest COVID-19 relief bill
3:42am
WISC. Rep. Pocan, other Wisconsin lawmakers weigh in on Covid-19 relief legislation
3:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. EPA Requires Lead Testing For Schools, Day Care Centers, But Fails To Speed Up Lead Line Removal
3:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. All of Wisconsin's Congressional Republicans vote against second COVID-19 relief package

Politics

1:02pm
Kunesh for 89th Assembly. Recieves endorsement of the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
12:43pm
Wisconsin Realtors Association. Endorses Mike Kunesh in Assembly District 89 special election.

Tuesday December 22, 2020

Governor

9:57am
Gov. Evers. Announces State's General Fund has a Positive GAAP Balance for the First Time Since 1990
9:19am
Gov. Evers. Calls Special Election for the 13th Senate District
9:18am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Elizabeth Rohl as Pierce County Circuit Court Judge

1:10pm
WFRV. Wisconsin’s general fund has positive GAAP balance for first time since 1990
3:31am
WISC. More than $1 million in grants for emergency, low-income housing given to 41 organizations

Legislative

4:43pm
Sen. Cowles. Joins EPA and local leaders for announcement on federal lead and copper rule. 
4:42pm
Sen. LeMahieu. Response to Governor Evers' decision to halt negotiations. 
4:40pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on federal coronavirus stimulus package. 
2:29pm
LFB. Summary of provisions of LRB-6592
2:28pm
LFB. Summary of provisions of LRB-6522
11:37am
LAB. Report 20-30: State of Wisconsin FY2019-20 Financial Statements. Briefing Sheet. 
11:37am
LAB. Report 20-29: UW System. Briefing Sheet. 
11:35am
Sen. Nass. Evers' compromise COVID-19 Bill - Contains no real compromise on his part.

1:10pm
WKOW. Audit: UW System paid out $68.5 million in student refunds
3:27am
Cap Times. Tony Evers urges Wisconsin Republican leaders to act on COVID 'compromise bill'
3:26am
Reuters. As Trump pushes baseless fraud claims, Republicans pledge tougher voting rules

State Agencies

3:16pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data.
2:20pm
University of Wisconsin System. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson on federal funding.
9:59am
Wisconsin Lottery. $1.4 million dollar winning Megabucks ticket sold in East Troy. 
9:36am
DNR. Winter brings bounty of boreal birds to Wisconsin. 
9:20am
DATCP. Midwestern State Agriculture Leaders: Follow Public Health Guidelines to Keep Our Food Supply Chain Strong

Economy/Business

4:44pm
CUB. Moves by Congress, PSC could aid struggling utility customers. 
1:22pm
Wisconsin entrepreneurs benefit from WEDC-UW System programs.
9:22am
ABC of Wisconsin. Wisconsin in top five for construction business climate. 

1:14pm
Reuters. U.S. consumer confidence stumbles; COVID-19 sapping economic momentum
1:11pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Home Sales Approaching Record Territory Even In Uncertain Economy
3:32am
WISC. Area shelter anticipates ‘flood’ of evictions when moratorium expires
3:31am
Fox 11. Wisconsin Restaurant Association: 46% of restaurants could close until pandemic passes

Coronavirus

12:17pm
Gov. Evers. DHS announce Wisconsin to offer at-home COVID-19 testing option.
12:10pm
OCI. Confirms COVID-19 vaccine will be covered for all.
12:06pm
OCI. Bulletin, December 22, 2020, COVID-19 immunization coverage.
11:12am
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. Calls for liability protections in COVID-19 response legislation.
11:05am
DMA. Citizen Soldiers and Airmen in Wisconsin Guard’s COVID task force continue to grow personally and professionally while mobilized for pandemic response.

1:15pm
WISN. Mayor Barrett concerned about drop in COVID-19 tests
1:14pm
WBAY. Wisconsin makes at-home COVID testing kits available for all residents
1:12pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Public Health Officials Say COVID-19 Testing Is Only Way To Stop Community Spread
1:00pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin officials again told to expect less COVID-19 vaccine
3:29am
WISN. Nursing homes ready to vaccinate residents, staff when they receive doses
3:25am
Fox 11. New COVID-19 cases and testing remain low heading into Christmas week

Environment/Outdoors

4:03am
Clean Wisconsin, Dairy Business Association, The Nature Conservancy, WI Land + Water. To achieve clean water and thriving farms in Wisconsin, it's time for bold action. 

Statewide

1:15pm
AP. US deaths in 2020 top 3 million, by far most ever counted

Courts

12:15pm
State Bar of Wisconsin. Statement regarding threats to Wisconsin's judiciary.
9:23am
District I Court of Appeals. David J. Grycowski v. Milwaukee Employees' Retirement System/Annuity and Pension Board. 

1:17pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Donald Trump takes aim at Wisconsin Supreme Court justice Brian Hagedorn over election ruling
3:28am
WISN. Justice Brian Hagedorn gets extra police protection after ruling against President Trump

Education

2:50pm
Marquette University. Team receives $745,000 grant for Education Preparedness Program
1:51pm
UW-Eau Claire. Math instructor leaving after 50 years at UW-Eau Claire.
12:48pm
UW-Stout. Internships at Boys and Girls Club helped guide graduate to next step in career.
9:56am
UW-Stout. Early childhood education graduate fought self-doubt, now prepared for teaching career
9:21am
UW System President Thompson. Why we need to improve prison education. 
4:00am
Wauwatosa School District. School Board approves retirment of Superintendent Dr. Phillip Ertl. 

1:12pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Officials Look For Path Forward As COVID-19 Has Brought Learning Loss, School Struggles
4:02am
WISC. Middleton Cross Plains Area School District approves return to in-person instruction for grades Pre-K through 4
3:44am
CNBC. Stimulus bill won’t extend payment pause for student loan borrowers
3:37am
WKBT. Onalaska schools aim to resume in-person classes Jan. 19, superintendent says
3:34am
AP. US public school enrollment dips as virus disrupts education
3:32am
Milwaukee Biz Times. UW System, UW-Madison losing competitive edge, report says
3:25am
WISC. Regents President: UW System ready for safe second semester, hopes schools become vaccination hubs

Local

3:57am
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Statement on COVID-19 relief package before Congress. 

Congress

4:10pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. And Senators Send Letter to CMS Raising Alarm Over Growing Medicaid Improper Payments
3:52pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. Part-time Senator and full-time Grinch, Ron Johnson, rejects COVID relief for working Wisconsinites.
3:17pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Senate passes Baldwin’s bipartisan Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act.
1:24pm
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Applauds Baldwin, Congress following approval of $22 million for Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives in 2021.
12:09pm
Protect Our Care. ICYMI: After rejecting stimulus checks, Sen. Johnson fails to deliver meaningful relief to Wisconsinites; forces Congress, incoming Biden admin to do more in January.
11:30am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Working to make college more affordable and accessible for Wisconsin students.
9:25am
U.S. Rep. Tiffany. Statement on “train wreck” omnibus package
3:59am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Legislation
3:58am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Statement on End of Year Omnibus

1:11pm
WTMJ. 'This dysfunction has become routine': Sen. Ron Johnson among senators who voted 'no' on new COVID-19 bill
3:38am
WQOW. Rep. Kind says newest relief bill is doing ‘too little’ for Americans
3:33am
Reuters. After months of inaction, U.S. Congress approves $892 billion COVID-19 relief package. AP. 

Politics

1:09pm
WKOW. Evers orders special election to fill outgoing Sen. Scott Fitzgerald’s seat
1:01pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin County Spent Nearly $730K on Presidential Recount

Monday December 21, 2020

Justice Abrahamson

12:36pm
Law Forward. Former Wisconsin Chief Justice Abrahamson remembered as not only a first, but a first-rate legal mind over the decades.
12:32pm
Rep. Brostoff. Statement on pasing of Chief of Justice Shirley Abrahamson.
12:31pm
Wisconsin Association for Justice. Abrahamson blazed a path toward justice.
12:04pm
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Celebrating the Life of Shirley Abrahamson.
11:05am
DPI. Stanford Taylor statement on former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson.
10:54am
Milwaukee Council President Johnson. Statement on the passing of Shirley Abrahamson. 
10:28am
Sen.-elect Agard. Statement on the passing of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson. 
10:03am
Rep. Hintz. Statement on the passing of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. 
9:59am
Speaker Vos. Statement: On the Passing of Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson
3:49am
AG Kaul. Statement on Passing of Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson
3:49am
State Public Defender Thompson. Statement on passing of Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. 
3:48am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Statement on the passing of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.
3:47am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Statement on the passing of former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. 
3:45am
Municipal Court Village of Pleasant Prairie. Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson. 
3:44am
Rep. Hebl. Statement on the passing of Justice Shirley Abrahamson. 
3:41am
Gov. Evers. Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson

4:01am
Cap Times. Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson dies at 87
3:31am
WKOW. Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson remembered as pioneer for women in law
3:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Shirley Abrahamson, longest-serving member of Wisconsin Supreme Court, dies at 87

Governor

1:44pm
Gov. Evers. Letter to Sen. LeMahieu, Speaker Vos. LRB-6522/6 LRB-6592/1
9:56am
Gov. Evers. And WHEDA Announce More Than $1 Million in WHEDA Foundation Grants for Emergency and Extremely Low-Income Housing

2:53pm
Cap Times. Tony Evers urges Wisconsin Republican leaders to act on COVID 'compromise bill'
3:23am
Fox 11. Gov Evers: All options will be looked at for Green Bay Correctional Institution

Legislative

4:55pm
Speaker Vos. Appoints Orlando Owens to Speaker’s Task Force on Racial Disparities
2:22pm
Sen. Wirch. Announces committee assignments.
1:47pm
Sen-elect Agard. Announces committee assignments.
1:40pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on committee assignments.
1:22pm
Sen. Bewley. Announces Senate Standing Committees members.
1:01pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Kenosha County Elected Officials to hold a socially distanced swearing-in ceremony.
11:57am
Rep. Plumer. Appointed Chairman of Assembly Committee on Transportation.
10:44am
Rep. Duchow. Resppointed Chair of Financial Institutions Committee. 
3:40am
Rep.-elect Cabral-Guevara. Selected as Vice-Chair for Mental Health Committee. 

3:19am
WQOW. Mental health, COVID relief among top priorities for local lawmakers
3:14am
Wsiconsin State Journal. Legislative committee strips key language from rules to prevent PFAS contamination

State Agencies

4:35pm
DNR. Good news for endangered species in a challenging year. 
1:53pm
DMA. Team of Wisconsin Guard Soldiers returns from overseas deployment just in time for the holidays.
1:39pm
AAA. Applauds launch of Wisconsin DOT's Midwest Driver Fee Calculator.
1:09pm
WDVA. Sec. Mary Kolar and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin: Keep up the fight to protect Wisconsin's veterans.
11:21am
DOT. New tool helps drivers compute costs.
10:02am
DNR. New Lake Trout Bag Limit For Lake Michigan Effective Jan. 1, 2021

Economy/Business

10:00am
WRA. November 2020 Home Sales Report
9:58am
Alliant Energy. Financial assistance to help pay energy bills is available. 

2:49pm
Politico. ‘Simply not enough’: Small business allies decry Congress' short-term fix
3:20am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Shrinking labor force helps cut Wisconsin unemployment to 5%
3:19am
The Verge. Foxconn tells Wisconsin it never promised to build an LCD factory
3:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Foxconn willing to agree to fewer tax credits 'in exchange for flexibility'; new agreement 'within reach'

Coronavirus

4:34pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard conducts shortened COVID-19 testing week due to Christmas holiday.
2:13pm
Gov. Evers. Announces Wisconsin to receive first shipment of Moderna vaccine.

2:48pm
Fox 11. DHS: More than 10,000 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin
2:48pm
WTMJ. Wisconsin to receive first doses of Moderna vaccine this week
4:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Reports Lowest Number Of New COVID-19 Cases Since Late November
3:31am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Reports More Than 1,800 New Virus Cases, 18 Deaths
3:29am
Politico. CDC panel: Frontline workers, 75-plus seniors should get Covid shots next
3:29am
WSAW. CDC issues new guidance on COVID-19 vaccine for people with allergies
3:18am
CNBC. U.S. slashed vaccine numbers for several states due to confusion over FDA requirement
3:17am
WISC. ‘This is unacceptable’: Wisconsin receives nearly 15K fewer doses of COVID-19 vaccine than expected
3:12am
Racine Journal Times. Wisconsin receiving 14,625 fewer Pfizer vaccine doses in first round of distribution than expected

Statewide

12:34pm
Champion Care. Purchases St. Ann Rest Home.
11:49am
Wisconsin Safety Council. Tips to stay safe during the holidays & winter months.
11:10am
Wisconsin Lottery. Holly Jolly Raffle 2020 winner claims $100,000 prize.
9:57am
Kids Forward. Names Michele MacKay as new CEO. 
9:54am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Unveils 2020 top five research findings

3:21am
WKBT. WI sees 23% increase in fatal crashes due to impaired driving

Courts

1:33pm
Various State Bar Members. Letter to State Bar leadership and Chief Justice Roggensack regarding personal attacks on justices. 
3:50am
Law Forward. Speaks out on threats against Wisconsin judges. 

3:17am
New York Times. A Conservative Justice in Wisconsin Says He Followed the Law, Not the Politics
3:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. After siding with liberals in election cases, conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Hagedorn finds himself in 'Twilight Zone'

Education

2:16pm
Marquette University. Names Paul Jones vice president and general counsel.
12:34pm
UW-Stout. Sweet note: Gingerbread house decorating provides holiday spirit, break from finals.
11:01am
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Education announces January program offerings.
10:59am
UW-La Crosse. Prof spearheads study about fire, EMS cooperation.
10:20am
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold's story gives hope to others facing chronic illness: Erica Nerbonne
10:01am
UW-Stout. Riot damage photos by Kenosha student top Menard Center Civil Liberties Contest

2:48pm
CBS 58. UW leader pledges return to in-person learning this spring
3:20am
WISC. UW System President Thompson praises vaccine ‘miracle,’ anticipates smooth second semester
3:18am
Politico. Low-income children wait months for USDA food aid to replace school meals
3:16am
Racine Journal Times. 'Our engagement levels scare me': Schools' staffs labor as virtual attendance slightly dips

Local

10:20am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Milwaukee County relief supports art and cultural organizations before CARES Act funds expire. 
3:42am
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. New acting chief will provide stability and leadership. 

Congress

3:41pm
Protect Our Care. Too little, too late: Sen. Ron Johnson helped McConnell obstruct real relief for months as Wisconsinites suffered raging virus, economic pain, budget cuts.
10:27am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Bipartisan Bill to Support the Health and Wellbeing of Family Caregivers to be Signed into Law
3:40am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on Short-Term Government Funding Bill

2:52pm
Reuters. 'Better than nothing'- the U.S. $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus helps but underwhelms
2:49pm
AP. Congress rushes toward vote on $900B COVID relief bill
3:57am
The Hill. What is in the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill
3:57am
Reuters. U.S. Congress reaches deal on COVID-19 aid package, plans votes for Monday
3:21am
WKBT. Tomah small business owner: Sen. Ron Johnson works ‘very, very hard — at embarrassing himself’

Politics

11:25am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Pay attention to the risk of martial law.
11:00am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. GOP lawmakers bow to WMC in weakening clean water rule.

2:44pm
Fox 11. Mike Kunesh enters race to replace Nygren in state assembly
3:17am
Fox 11. Jacques enters race to replace Nygren in State Assembly

Friday December 18, 2020

Governor

5:24pm
Gov. Evers. Calls special election for 89th Assembly District. Executive Order #99. 
12:28pm
Sen. Carpenter. WDVA announces grant awards for Wisconsin veterans organizations. 
11:44am
Gov. Evers. And WDVA Announce More than $620,000 in Grants to Organizations Helping Wisconsin Veterans and Families

Legislative

5:27pm
Rep. Gundrum. Reappointed Committee Chairman on Aging & Long-Term Care. 
5:26pm
Rep. Spiros. Named chairman of Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety and Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalites. 
4:36pm
Sen.-elect Agard. Comments on PFAs deregulation by GOP legislators. 
4:34pm
Rep. Dittrich. Named Chair of Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection. 
4:14pm
Rep. Pronschinske. Named Chair of Sporting Heritage. 
4:11pm
Speaker Vos. Announces Assembly standing committees, chairs. 
2:53pm
Sen. Cowles. Statement on JCRAR actions on firefighting foam rules. 
2:33pm
Sen. Larson. Bowing to special interests, Republicans fail first PFAS test, putting your health at risk. 
2:32pm
Rep. Subeck. Legislative committee rolls back rule to protect water from dangerous PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam. 
2:31pm
Rep. Krug. A new day for clean water in WI. 
2:29pm
Clean Wisconsin. Gutting of Wisconsin's only protections from PFAS contamination through sham process "an absolute disgrace."
10:14am
Sen. Marklein. Column: 2020 Year in Review. 
10:13am
Sen. Carpenter. Legislation aimed at protecting health care workers. 
4:02am
Sen. Cowles. Applauds new clean water partnership. 

9:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. Legislative committee set to undo new rule to curb pollution from PFAS foam
3:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers Seek To Strip DNR's Ability To Regulate PFAS Foam Under Emergency Rule

State Agencies

2:35pm
DOR. Collections, November FY2021. 
9:17am
State Treasurer Godlewski. And Kenosha Treasurer Jacobsonn team up with message to homeowners. 

9:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Regulators Approve Framework To Encourage Electric Vehicle Programs

Economy/Business

3:39am
Wisconsin Dells Events. Lake Delton predicts about 30% less premier resort tax, room tax money in 2021
3:38am
Spectrum News. Dry Ice Producers Confident They Can Still Supply Dairy Industry
3:38am
WUWM. Wisconsin Department Of Workforce Development Overpaid Millions In Unemployment Claims
3:37am
WDIO. State jobless rates fall, but so does private-sector employment

Coronavirus

4:33pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard assisting with COVID-19 vaccine distribution
2:30pm
Gov. Evers. And State Health Officials Call on Federal Government to Send Wisconsin More COVID-19 Vaccine
12:28pm
Gov. Evers. And DHS Announce a New Outpatient Infusion Clinic Opening for COVID-19 Patients
3:35am
Survival Coalition. Update December 15: COVID cases and deaths among people with disabilities and older adults in Wisconsin. 

1:36pm
AP. US awaits word on 2nd vaccine as COVID-19 outbreak worsens
3:50am
WXPR. State to Introduce Phone App to Assist With COVID-19 Contact Tracing
3:49am
AP. FDA plans to OK 2nd COVID-19 vaccine after panel endorsement
3:42am
WKOW. Many rural hospitals in the dark, waiting for approval to start receiving COVID vaccines
3:37am
WKOW. 59 more deaths from COVID-19 in Wisconsin; 129 more hospitalized
3:35am
WAOW. All counties still in ‘very high’ or ‘high’ COVID-19 disease activity, more counties have shrinking trajectory

Courts

9:16am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Jamie Lane Stephenson

3:36am
WKOW. Wisconsin supports lawsuit against ‘ghost gun’ deregulation
3:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Inmate Wins Federal Sexual Reassignment Surgery Case
3:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court Hears Challenge To COVID-19 Order Limiting Bar, Restaurant Capacity

Education

2:33pm
UW-Stout. Graphic design student’s work featured on international packaging blog
1:34pm
UW-Madison. University of Illinois, partner in UW spring testing, surpasses 1 million COVID-19 tests
10:15am
UW-Stout. Schram receives December University Staff Appreciation Award
9:15am
UW-Platteville. Waives electronic application fee for two years
9:14am
UW-Stout. Human development and family studies graduate seeking career in school counseling
9:13am
UW-Eau Claire. Nursing student partners with local agency to support seniors during pandemic

3:38am
Janesville Gazette. UW-W faculty, chancellor at odds over budget cuts

Local

4:13pm
Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the City of Madison. Statement. 
2:51pm
Racine Mayor Mason. Chief Howell delays retirement to assist with transition to new chief. 
2:34pm
Orders special election for 10th Supervisory District. 
1:03pm
Milwaukee Ald. Bauman. Praises nomination of Mayor Pete as Transportation Secretary. 
10:31am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Statement on the passing of Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon. 
9:14am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County’s 13th Annual Holiday Drive Supports Local Homeless Shelters
4:03am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Applauds County Board for investments in equity. 

3:51am
WKBT. After spirited debate, La Crosse County Board passes $500 COVID reimbursement for employees

Congress

1:35pm
Protect Our Care. ICYMI: Senator Ron Johnson Blocks Stimulus Checks for Struggling Wisconsinites While Local Leaders Call for Much-Needed Federal Support 

1:38pm
AP. Shutdown deadline looms over COVID-19 relief talks
1:37pm
The Hill. GOP senator blocks bill to provide $1,200 stimulus checks
4:04am
The Hill. Congress set to blow past shutdown deadline amid coronavirus talks
3:50am
Politico. Congress braces for painful veto clash with Trump on defense bill

Thursday December 17, 2020

Governor

1:14pm
Gov. Evers. First Lady share hope this holiday season.

3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Report: Housing, Child Care Shortages Among Challenges For Rural Wisconsin Communities
3:32am
NBC 15. $350 million approved for Wis. construction projects, many in UW System

Budget

9:24am
LFB. Further allocations of Coronavirus Relief Fund monies under the federal CARES Act. 

Legislative

2:58pm
Sen. Testin, Rep. Oldenburg, Rep. VanderMeer. Local legislators honor longtime agriculture broadcaster and Wisconsin native Orion Samuelson.
2:31pm
Various Senators. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding 2020 Election.
1:23pm
Rep. Duchow. Troubled by mismanagement of unemployment claims.
9:25am
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, & Back to Class. 

2:10pm
Cap Times. Republican lawmakers hold up Wisconsin recount funds as counties finalize costs
2:06pm
U.S. News & World Report. New GOP Head Wants Earlier Ballot Counting in Wisconsin
3:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Senator's daughter held wedding in Capitol, while building remains closed to public

State Agencies

2:33pm
DOJ. Wisconsin & Michigan file motion to join Federal Antitrust Lawsuit against Google.
2:30pm
DNR. OutWiGo to Wisconsin state parks.
12:08pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin's unemployment rate declines to 5.0 percent in November.
10:43am
AG Kaul. Joins 19-State Coalition Arguing ATF has Failed to Regulate Ghost Guns; Same Type Used in 2018 Middleton Workplace Shooting
10:05am
DFI. Investigation leads to investment fraud convictions in Brown County. 
9:04am
DSPS. New agreement creates licensing reciprocity for Wisconsin auctioneers in Ohio. 

9:07am
Mid-West Farm Report. New Agreement Creates Licensing Reciprocity for Wisconsin Auctioneers in Ohio
3:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State PFAS Plan Calls For Testing Public Water Supplies, Making Polluters Pay For Contamination
3:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin DNR delivers plan for fighting PFAS contamination

Economy/Business

3:40pm
The New North. Unveils Talent Hub and IntelTracker workforce and economic data tools to assist employers, current and prospective employees.
9:56am
WEDC. New We’re All In shout-out generator lets customers show love for their favorite small businesses
8:58am
WMC, Ogletree Deakins. Honor Human Resources Professional of the Year Award Winners

2:11pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal aid helped the hungry in the Milwaukee area during the coronavirus pandemic. Now they face a 'food cliff.'
2:07pm
WAOW. Wisconsin unemployment drops to 5% in November
10:22am
AP. US jobless claims rise to 885,000 amid resurgence of virus
3:58am
AP. States grapple with next steps on evictions as crisis grows
3:43am
WCLO. SHINE Medical Technologies breaks ground on second Janesville production facility

Coronavirus

4:01pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers radio address on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Wisconsin. 
11:43am
City of Madison. Public must remain vigilant even with vaccinations underway.
11:24am
Gov. Evers. Announces new contact tracing app to launch next week.

3:54am
Janesville Gazette. ‘We’re not animals:’ Half of Rock County Jail inmates test positive for COVID-19
3:48am
Reuters. U.S. vaccine campaign grows as COVID-19 kills 3,000-plus Americans daily
3:38am
WKOW. Despite vaccine rollout, return to ‘normal’ still many months away
3:35am
WSAW. Coronavirus in Wisconsin: Testing down, death rate up
3:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Every Single One Of Them Changed Lives': 6 Nuns At Greenfield Convent Die Of COVID-19
3:34am
WTMJ. Milwaukee VA administers first COVID-19 vaccine doses
3:34am
WKOW. Middleton VA hospital expecting first vaccine shipment next week
3:29am
Milwaukeee Journal Sentinel. State health secretary says full hospitals may have prompted some residents to change behavior, leading to decline in COVID-19 cases

Courts

2:10pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Supreme Court hears arguments in case that could decide fate of DHS public gathering limits
12:15pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts seven new cases.
9:56am
WMC. Files Brief in “Dark Stores” Lawsuit
9:46am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Kaul v. WI Legislature - Memo of respondents/cross-petitioners and respondents in support of cross-petition for original action, in response to petition for original action, and in opposition to the motion for temporary injunction. 
9:44am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Kaul v. WI Legislature - Cross-petition for original action of respondents/cross petiitoners. 

2:06pm
WQOW. Wisconsin Supreme Court questions capacity limits order
3:58am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on Capacity Limits

Education

3:27pm
UW-Eau Claire. School and college experiences help Blugold find future career path.
2:13pm
UW-Eau Claire. Virtual Civil Rights Pilgrimage set for Jan. 11-15.
9:52am
UW-Green Bay. Green Bay Packers Honor Legacy of Willie Davis with $250,000 Impact Grant to UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin School of Business
9:21am
UW-Stout. Double major, first-generation graduate looks to create opportunities for others
8:58am
UW-Eau Claire. Dreams fulfilled for UW-Eau Claire nursing graduate

2:07pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Fall Enrollment Declines At State Universities Higher Than National Average
3:32am
WKBT. UWL extends COVID-19 surge testing on-campus
3:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With state approval in hand, UWM moves on major, and long-awaited, campus building updates
3:29am
Cap Times. Study finds Wisconsin school districts that went virtual saw larger enrollment drop

Local

4:20pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Celebrates Chantell Jewell as first Black woman to lead House of Corrections. 
2:28pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Congratulates Chantell Jewell on confirmation to lead House of Correction.
2:24pm
Brown County Exec. Streckenbach. Launches broadband speed initiative test.
1:57pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County Announces Expansion of Walking Iron County Park and Wildlife Area with 174 Acre Purchase
1:00pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway, Healthy Community Food Systems Fund. City of Madison announces new Healthy Community Food Systems Fund.
12:26pm
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Haas. Won't penalize employees furloughed due to coronavirus.
11:31am
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. South Shore Terrace 'winter beer garden' to open today, Thursday, Dec. 17.
10:54am
Washington County Exec. Schoemann. Seeks to pass first biennial budget under new law.

Congress

1:26pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Bill to cultivate next generation of Veterans Health Professionals clears House and Senate, heads to President’s desk
3:32am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson Discusses Election Irregularities, Hunter Biden on ‘Bill Hemmer Reports’

2:13pm
Reuters. As coronavirus aid talks drag on, U.S. Congress prepares stopgap vote to avoid shutdown
9:01am
Fox News. Rep. Tom Tiffany: COVID and our kids – there's a better way to keep students safe and in school
3:49am
Reuters. Lawmakers haggle over details as U.S. Congress closes in on $900 billion COVID-19 aid bill. The Hill. 
3:37am
WTMJ. More people report packages sitting idle at U.S. Postal Service's Oak Creek facility
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. US Sen. Ron Johnson's Election Hearing Revives Trump Arguments Rejected In Court. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Politics

12:11pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Republican legislators set to undo only clean water policy passed this year.

Wednesday December 16, 2020

Governor

1:15pm
DNR. Wisconsin PFAS Action Council releases PFAS Action Plan. 
9:08am
Gov. Evers. Announces Wisconsin PFAS Action Council releases PFAS Action Plan. 
9:05am
WEDC. Gov. Evers Announces Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity Releases Report and Ten Action Recommendations
9:04am
Gov. Evers. Announces Governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity Releases Report and Ten Action Recommendations
9:02am
Gov. Evers. Announces Building Commission approves $350 million for key projects. 

2:28pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Releases Action Plan to Reduce PFAS Chemical Use

Budget

3:40am
Wsiconsin Public Radio. Report: Wisconsin Ranks 41st In Nation For Total Revenues To Higher Education
3:36am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin’s tuition freeze squeezes its campuses tighter than other states have, report says
3:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Report: Wisconsin's public colleges are falling behind as state funds lag and enrollment drops

Legislative

3:48pm
Rep. Born. Audit hearing highlights delays for unemployed.
3:10pm
Sen. Darling. Statement on audit of Evers administration’s handling of unemployment claims.
 
3:04pm
Rep. Duchow. Makes election reform a priority.
2:41pm
Rep. Vining. Thanks election workers, and calls on her Republican colleagues to get back to work on COVID-19 response.
2:13pm
Sen. Kapenga. Outraged by Governor Evers' mismanagement of unemployment insurance.
1:25pm
Sen. Roth. New Senate Universities Chair Roth meets with UW President Thompson.
1:16pm
Rep. Sargent. Audits show the need to modernize and improve UI system after years of GOP neglect.
12:18pm
Speaker Vos. Announces Assembly members of Joint Finance Committee.
12:04pm
Rep. Katsma. Re-appointed to Joint Committee on Finance.
11:19am
Rep. Rodriguez. Appointed to Joint Committee on Finance.
11:16am
Rep. Kurtz. Appointed to the Joint Finance Committee.
11:15am
Rep. Born. Statement on Assembly appointments to Joint Committee on Finance.
10:49am
Sen. Smith. Column: Budgeting to Reflect the Will of the People
4:03am
Rep. Gundrum. Calls for elections protections. 

3:37am
Racine Journal Times. RUSD says it doesn't have resources to pay parents of students taught virtually, as GOP leaders want it to do
3:35am
Racine Journal Times. Audit: Wisconsin took 38 days, on average, to settle jobless claims for which it had all needed information

State Agencies

4:42pm
DOC. Converting Prairie du Chien Correctional to minimum security. 
11:59am
DATCP. Wisconsin Specialty Crop Block Grants awarded for 19 projects.
11:13am
DOJ. State fights for employees’ bages; Bankruptcy court orders Golden Guernsey Dairy to pay $1.1 million to past employee.
9:40am
DOJ. UPDATE: Officer Involved Death Investigation Near Fort Atkinson
9:38am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Posts Facts about Wisconsin’s Election  
4:05am
ETF. Holiday Closings of ETF Offices 2020

3:45am
WSAW. Baiting, feeding bans ordered after positive CWD test in Washington Co., near Ozaukee Co.

Economy/Business

4:04pm
SHINE. Breaks ground on HQ and Therapeutics production facility
1:06pm
Wisconsin Workforce Development Association.  Commission calls for investment in workforce development.
11:42am
CHARGE Powered by Co-ops. Electric Cooperatives create CHARGE EV.
9:37am
Wisconsin Technology Council.
Gene-editing ‘scissors’ and antibiotics resistance:
Learn more at Jan. 14 Tech Council webinar
9:03am
Alliant Energy. Leading the way toward a clean energy future. 

2:26pm
Cap Times. Facing a 'grim' winter, Madison restaurant owners envision a post-COVID future
2:25pm
WISC. 31 State Street stores have gone out of business since June. 14 more are in jeopardy.
3:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'You Left Us': Without A Government To Lean On, Restaurateurs Are Turning To Each Other

Coronavirus

4:03pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Gives COVID-19 vaccinations to frontline health care workers. 
4:03pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Today received its first shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and has begun giving vaccinations to frontline health care workers.
9:00am
NFIB Wisconsin. Over half of Wisconsin small business owners plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine

2:27pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'They're Boiling Over': 9 Months Of COVID-19 Push Wisconsin Families To A Breaking Point
2:26pm
Reuters. Daily U.S. COVID-19 deaths again top 3,000 as officials scurry to distribute vaccine
4:04am
Wall Street Journal. Among Nursing Homes Hit by Covid-19, Veterans Homes Struggled the Most
3:50am
CBS 58. Health officials say Milwaukee County could see vaccinations for general public by late spring
3:50am
WISN. Health department, convent silent on number of nun COVID-19 deaths
3:45am
Fox 6. COVID-19 shots at WI nursing homes start as soon as Dec. 28
3:44am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin's Positive COVID-19 Cases Continue Downward Trend
3:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Most Wisconsin nursing homes likely to wait two weeks to get COVID-19 vaccine
3:41am
WSAW. Coronavirus in Wisconsin: Almost half of results were positive Tuesday
3:40am
Fox 11. Wisconsin invests nearly $2 billion in COVID-19 response
3:39am
NBC 15. Wisconsin’s nursing facilities to receive COVID-19 vaccine by end of December
3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Vaccine Stockpile Could Triple By Next Week, Officials Say

Statewide

10:46am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. New Government Relations and Communications Staff Announced by Wisconsin Bankers Association   
10:44am
AARP Wisconsin. Milwaukee woman wins AARP Wisconsin’s top volunteer award
10:14am
Alliant Energy. $100,000 donation feeds 2,000 families this holiday season. 
9:39am
Wisconsin Water Alliance. Ted Nickel elected to Board of Directors. 

2:27pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Dairy, Environmental Groups Join Forces To Support Farmers, Improve Water Quality

Courts

4:02am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. School Choice Wisconsin Action v. Bowersox - Reply in support of emergency motion for clarification and/or for leave to amend the emergency petition for an original action and/or to hold respondents in contempt of court and for remedial sanctions. 

Education

3:49pm
UW-Whitewater. Faculty Senate responds to Chancellor's plan for layoffs and program closures. 
3:39pm
Edgewood College. Henry J. Predolin Foundation continues significant support.
2:49pm
UW-Green Bay. Celebrates its graduates.
1:57pm
UW-Green Bay. Wisconsin Caregiver Academy works to provide virtual training to caregivers.
1:07pm
UW-Stout. Master’s graduates enjoy challenges of career, work balance and improving themselves.
10:45am
UW-Stout. Spring break week canceled for spring semester
9:06am
UW-Eau Claire. December grad connecting her culture, passions and skills: Monique Morales Briand
9:01am
Wsiconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. STUDY: Wisconsin School Districts That Started School Year Virtually Experience Greatest Enrollment Declines

2:24pm
WQOW. UW-Stout follows UWEC’s lead, cancels spring break
3:49am
WBAY. De Pere school board approves return to in-person learning
3:42am
Fox 11. Unified School District of De Pere parents concerned by district response to those failing
3:37am
Appleton Post Crescent. If COVID-19 conditions allow, Appleton Area School District students will return to class in hybrid model next semester

Local

4:43pm
Milwaukee Ald. Bauman. Will the city hire no new police officers over the next three years? If so, someone needs to inform the citizens
4:05am
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Green Bay clerk vacancy is an opportunity to expand voter access

3:51am
WAOW. Marathon County Board will likely keep its 38 supervisors
3:51am
WTMJ. Milwaukee County on track to record 70% increase in homicides, Medical Examiner says
3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. City Of Milwaukee Turns Down $9.7M Federal Policing Grant

Congress

3:59am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. USTR rep nominee Tai's experience good for dairy. 

2:28pm
AP. Negotiators near agreement on long-delayed COVID-19 aid bill
2:26pm
The Hill. Johnson, Lee don't plan to challenge Electoral College results
3:43am
CNBC. McConnell and Schumer say they hope to strike a Covid aid, funding deal ‘soon’ after leaders meet
3:38am
ABC News. Fired election security official to testify as Senate GOP pursues alleged 'irregularities'
3:34am
Politico. Ron Johnson gambles his political future on Trump. Washington Post. 

Tuesday December 15, 2020

Budget

10:14am
Badgers United. Wisconsin Policy Forum study findings sound alarm on Wisconsin higher education. 
9:14am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. UW System funding lags, threatening its competitiveness. 

Legislative

3:32pm
Rep. Allen. Teachers group affirms BLM principles that reject families, harm Black lives.
2:33pm
Senate President-elect Kapenga. Column: Send the kids back to school.
12:59pm
Rep. Novak. Statement: Announcement of Clean Water initiative.
11:01am
Sen. Carpenter. Calls for Bipartisan Task Force on elections.
10:57am
Rep. Steffen. DOC report: It's time to decommission GBCI.
10:55am
Sen. Wanggaard. Unemployment audit shows shocking incompetence by Evers administration. 

3:43am
Racine Journal Times. Sen. Nass says COVID bill must require districts like Racine that have been mostly virtual to compensate parents
3:20am
U.S. News & World Report. Audit Cites Problems Leading to Unemployment Payment Delays

State Agencies

3:15pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data.
2:34pm
DNR. Confirms CWD detected in Washington County; New baiting and feeding ban now for Ozaukee County.
1:50pm
DOJ. UPDATE: Missing 10-year-old Jocelyn Van Duyn found safe.
11:10am
DNR. Help wildlife by planting native landscaping.
9:41am
DOJ. Missing 10-Year-Old Jocelyn Van Duyn Found Safe
9:12am
DATCP. Gypsy moth population increases. 

Economy/Business

12:35pm
Environmental, Agricultural Groups. Form initiative to advocate for clean water, thriving farms.
10:21am
Wisconsin Jobs & Energy Coalition. Launches efforts to promote energy jobs and economic growth. 

3:06pm
WTMJ. Appeals are creating a second unemployment backlog in Wisconsin
9:36am
Politico. 'The most lopsided economic event imaginable': Wave of evictions threatens Black, Latino tenants
3:28am
WBAY. Fox Cities tourism sees $11 million loss since March
3:20am
WISC. Local restaurant owners plead for help to make it through winter
3:19am
WEAU. Survey paints grim future for state restaurants without federal aid
3:13am
WEAU. Cheese Makers in Wisconsin worried about possible dry ice shortage

Coronavirus

12:56pm
Gov. Evers. Announces nearly $2 billion invested in Wisconsin communities in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
12:21pm
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Continues to recommend that people limit gatherings.
11:44am
Faithful Action for a Healthy Wisconsin. Meet with elected leadership to advocate for comprehensive COVID-19 legislation.
11:24am
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Winter wellness during COVID-19.

3:06pm
WKOW. Dane County public health issues new order allowing larger gatherings
3:48am
AP. Vaccine comes too late for the 300,000 US dead
3:46am
AP. Pandemic backlash jeopardizes public health powers, leaders
3:18am
WQOW. Free COVID-19 testing in Eau Claire extended to March
3:15am
WQOW. 12 new COVID-19 deaths in WI, 1/4 of them in the Chippewa Valley
3:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As Coronavirus Vaccines Are Distributed To Hospitals, 77 More People Hospitalized In Wisconsin
3:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Health Care Workers First To Get Coronavirus Shots
3:12am
WISC. Wisconsin joining federal pharmacy distribution program for COVID-19 vaccine

Statewide

4:02pm
Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans. Retirees to Sen. Johnson: Focus on Wisconsin's needs, not conspiracy theories.
3:39pm
Protect Our Care. Ahead of midnight open enrollment deadline, Health Care Advocate Claire Zautke urges Wisconsinites to sign up for health insurance.
2:29pm
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Wisconsin Department of Health Services activates long-term care pharmacy partnership program.
12:08pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Asks players to gift responsibly this holiday season.

Courts

9:35am
District III Court of Appeals. Friendly Village Nursing and Rehab v. DWD. 

3:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court says individuals can determine for themselves whether they can avoid the voter ID law because of age or disability
3:13am
WSAW. Marathon County Democrats, Republicans react to Wisconsin electors’ vote

Education

1:26pm
UW-Stevens Point. Marker to honor indigenous burial grounds.
9:43am
UW-Stout. Graduate ready for new career after navigating a challenging path to degree
9:42am
UW-Stout. Senior Show features more than 100 student works of art, comics, drawings
9:13am
UW-Eau Claire. Future teacher eager to changes lives, help shape public education

3:29am
NBC 15. PHMDC: Schools can reopen safely, if they take strong infection-control measures
3:28am
Fox 11. Green Bay Schools adjust gating criteria, specialized classes to resume Thursday
3:14am
WFRV. UW-Green Bay expands Rising Phoenix program supporting N.E. Wisconsin high school students
3:12am
Spectrum News. Lakeshore Technical College One of Several Schools Around Wisconsin Helping Fill Need for Nurses

Local

3:42pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Names Makda Fessahaye as City of Milwaukee Director of Employee Relations.
2:31pm
Dane County Parks. Indian Lake aeration begins December 17th.
1:36pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park to open Firday, December 18 at 10 a.m.
1:15pm
City of Racine. Mayor to present Police Reform Report to Common Council.

Congress

3:37am
Reuters. U.S. Homeland Security, thousands of businesses scramble after suspected Russian hack

Politics

2:49pm
RPW. Biden Elector votes in Madison, despite “indefinite confinement.”
12:10pm
 Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. backs John Jagler for State Senate.
9:15am
Jagler for 13th Senate. Announces candidacy. 

3:09pm
U.S. News & World Report. Johnson Says Election Was Legitimate, Biden Won
3:38am
The Hill. Biden hits 270 votes, clinches Electoral College victory
3:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's 10 Electoral College votes cast for Biden as GOP pushes an alternate slate

Monday December 14, 2020

Governor

2:06pm
Gov. Evers. Announces software firm Expert Institute selects Milwaukee for Midwest office.
12:27pm
Gov. Evers. Announces Wisconsin's Electoral College votes unanimously for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
3:09am
Gov. Evers. Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Capt. Durwood "Hawk" Jones of the Wisconsin Air National Guard's 115th Fighter Wing

1:56pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin electors certify state's 10 Electoral College votes for Biden, Harris
1:52pm
WSAW. Gov. Evers: Wisconsin’s Electoral College votes unanimously for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris

Budget

12:57pm
LFB. 2020-21 general school aids amounts for all school districts. 

Legislative

2:10pm
Rep. Sargent. Senator-elect Agard: statement on Wisconsin unanimously casting its electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
1:20pm
Sen. Stroebel. UW-Madison COVID-19 app is Orwellian invasion of student privacy.
12:30pm
Rep. Macco. Profound need for election reform.
11:37am
Rep. Dittrich. Calls for election reform.
11:04am
Rep. Born. Audit sheds light on payment delays for unemployed.
9:53am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit analyzes DWD's processing of unemployment claims. 
9:12am
LAB. Report 20-28: Processing Certain Unemployment Insurance Claims. Briefing Sheet. 
9:04am
Sen. Nass. Wisconsin Covid-19 legislation for January 2021. 
3:13am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Renews call for election oversight and accountability. 
3:12am
Sen. Bernier. To my colleagues, "Listen, treat others with respect, and let's get some trust back."
3:11am
Rep. Murphy. Statement on review of general election. 
3:10am
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on Vel Phillips Statue Advisory Committee. 

2:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Audit Bureau warns, again, state could give tax credits to Foxconn for work done outside of Wisconsin
2:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP committee withholds payments to Dane and Milwaukee counties for recount costs
2:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Lawmakers Withhold Funds to Counties for Recount
2:54am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: GOP leaders want lawmakers to have oversight of vaccine deployment
2:53am
The Hill. Wisconsin Democrats walk out of assembly hearing questioning election results: 'We have heard enough'

State Agencies

4:01pm
DOJ. Law Enforcement requests public’s assistance in finding missing Walworth 10-year-old.
2:38pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: Audit of the Department of Workforce Development.

Coronavirus

3:51pm
Gov. Evers. Announces DHS has activated the federal government's pharmacy distribution program for COVID-19 vaccine.
3:03pm
University of Wisconsin System. Announces more details on COVID-19 student health care worker initiative.
1:37pm
Gov. Evers. DHS announce Wisconsin receiving first shipment of Pfizer vaccine.
11:18am
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard continues COVID-19 specimen collection into 2021.

3:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 7-Day Average Of Daily COVID-19 Cases Is Lowest It's Been Since Late October
3:00am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Tops 4,000 Deaths Since Start of Pandemic
3:00am
AP. COVID-19 vaccine shipments begin in historic US effort
2:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Legislature's GOP-led election hearing light on hard evidence, heavy on speculation
2:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Citing record COVID-19 deaths in nursing home residents, AARP Wisconsin urges action
2:54am
WRFV. Fox Valley community COVID-19 testing extended to 2021

Statewide

12:58pm
Voces de la Frontera. The Freedom Together campaign week of action: citizenship, relief, and recovery.
8:53am
Wisconsin Association of Health Plans. John Nygren announces as Executive Director. 

1:51pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. John Nygren to lead health insurance lobbying group after resigning from Wisconsin Assembly

Courts

12:36pm
DOJ. AG Kaul issues statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling regarding the challenge to Wisconsin’s election results.
11:11am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Biden - Opinion. 
9:17am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Jefferson v. Dane County. 

1:56pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejects Trump Bid To Overturn Biden Victory
1:54pm
The Hill. Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to overturn Biden win
1:51pm
Racine Journal Times. Voting drop boxes in Racine, elsewhere at center of contentious elections hearing
3:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Liberal Justice Calls Trump's Lawsuit To Overturn Election 'Un-American'
3:02am
WKOW. Wisconsin’s Electoral College to meet Monday as Trump lawsuit still pending
2:58am
Madison.com. Wisconsin Supreme Court hearing on Donald Trump's election challenge features heated rhetoric. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Education

1:38pm
UW-Madison. Research effort driving advances to combat traumatic brain injuries.
12:31pm
UW-Stevens Point. Master of Social Work program to be offered in Wausau.
12:17pm
UW-La Crosse. A Christmas star?
8:52am
UW-Eau Claire. Research in area jails helps solidify Blugold's plan to be doctor
3:18am
UW-Madison. Winter commencement: Rose Lavelle lauds grads of ‘greatest university to ever grace this planet’

2:58am
Madison.com. UW-Madison's spring semester plan: Twice-weekly testing and a mobile app to enter buildings

Local

1:01pm
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Clancy. Applauds activists on 200th day of protests.
12:48pm
Washington County. Former DNR Deputy Secretary Ed Eberle tapped for County Chief of Staff.
12:12pm
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Taylor. Partners with Dream Team United MKE to host Winter Gear Drive.
11:05am
City of Racine. No in person tax collection at City Hall due to COVID-19.
11:02am
City of Racine. DPW waste and recycling collection expanded during holidays. Waste Info.
10:58am
Milwaukee County Transit System. Milestone achievement for East-West BRT project.
10:56am
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Fox Cities Regional Partnership. Participation now open for the Fox Cities Economic Outlook Survey.

Congress

3:19am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson Continues Push in Biden Conflicts of Interest Investigation
3:19am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Johnson Discusses COVID Early Treatment, Vaccine on Fox News

1:54pm
Politico. Congress nears deal on $1.4 trillion government funding measure
3:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As Year-End Looms, Lawmakers Still Seek Deal On More Coronavirus Aid

Politics

1:02pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. How to counter the anti-democracy movement.
12:59pm
RPW. Statement on Republican electors meeting.
9:03am
Republican Party of Green Lake County. Joins Marathon County. 

3:01am
AP. Electors meeting to formally choose Biden as next president

Friday December 11, 2020

Governor

2:00pm
Gov. Evers. Announces Wisconsin Electoral College meeting. 
10:50am
Gov. Evers. Announces Wisconsin to receive $60,000 Grant to Restore State Capitol Statues

12:00pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Gets $60,000 to Restore Capitol Statues
3:26am
Madison.com. Gov. Tony Evers concerned of GOP's desire for oversight of vaccine deployment, COVID-19 spending

Budget

3:31am
Appleton Post Crescent. UW Board of Regents approves raises for chancellors, asks legislators to pick up pay plan for faculty
3:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin School Property Taxes Rise After Another Successful Year For Referendums

Legislative

4:44pm
Sen. Stroebel. Statement on Joint Election Committee hearing. 
4:43pm
Rep. Neubauer. Republican legislators double-down on election conspiracy theories. 
1:13pm
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, Wisconsin Council of Churches. Statement regarding joint public hearing on 2020 election. 
1:08pm
Senate, Assembly Elections Committees Democrats. We have heard enough. 
11:42am
Sen.-elect Agard. Comments on Committee on Campaigns and Elections "public hearing."
10:52am
Sen. Marklein. Column; Committee assignments play to my strengths. 
10:52am
Senate, Assembly Elections Committees Democrats. Statement on Republican election "investigation" hearing. 
4:03am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Testimony for Today's Joint Legislative Committee Hearing on Election Results
3:45am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Statement on Joint Committee hearing. 
3:41am
Sen.-elect Agard. Statement on tragic death of F-16 pilot. 
3:39am
Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson. Calls on Republicans to prioritize public health. 

2:05pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP election official tells legislators no 'credible evidence of large-scale voter fraud' during November election
3:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Legislature's elections hearing to feature many partisans, including conservative talk show host. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
3:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR policy board asks Legislature for permission to raise fees in support of parks and other programs
3:28am
Lake Geneva Regional News. Local representatives stress need for new state tourism secretary to have tourism background
3:23am
WTMJ. State lawmakers addressing inequity in education and economy
3:19am
The Hill. Legislatures across country plan sweeping election reform push

State Agencies

4:58pm
DMA. Wisconsin’s Adjutant General, and his wife, Renee, issue statement on death of Wisconsin Air National Guard pilot
2:00pm
DMA. 115th Fighter Wing identifies pilot in Michigan F-16 crash
1:14pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Issues permits. 
1:11pm
DATCP, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Wisconsin Farmers Union. Statements from Wisconsin Agricultural Leaders on Governor's Climate Change Task Force Report
9:11am
DNR. Environmental Review Of The Village Of Cassville For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program

3:33am
WBAY. CWD testing lagging behind in some Northeast Wisconsin counties
3:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Air National Guard Announces Death Of Pilot In Tuesday Crash

Economy/Business

3:53am
Spectrum News. Craft Brewers Concerned Tax Increase Could Prove Detrimental to Business

Coronavirus

9:09am
AARP Wisconsin. Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard: WI nursing home cases & deaths reach record high as PPE/staff shortages continue

12:02pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Wisconsin nursing home COVID-19 deaths and cases reach record highs, AARP says
12:02pm
Cap Times. Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge unrealized, Wisconsin could be 'moving in the right direction'
3:50am
WAOW. North Central Health Care announces COVID-19 vaccination plan
3:37am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Calls Schools' Virtual Learning Decisions 'Messy'
3:31am
Mliwaukee Journal Sentinel. New daily COVID-19 cases continue downward trend, but decrease in overall testing prompts concern
3:28am
WSAW. Uber CEO asks Evers to prioritize app-based workers in COVID-19 vaccine dispersal
3:26am
Fox 6. COVID-19 cases are declining, but the numbers could be deceiving
3:22am
AP. US panel endorses widespread use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
3:17am
WKBT. La Crosse doctor says COVID-19 vaccine allocation process ‘is as fair and safe as I can imagine’

Statewide

10:53am
Protect Our Care. NEW REPORT: Priorities for Addressing Racial Disparities in Health Care Under a Biden Administration
4:04am
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association. Releases poll results related to early care and education. 

Courts

4:49pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Biden - notice of appeal. 
4:48pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Biden - order. 
4:47pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Biden - Emergency petition to bypass court of appeals with motion to accept opening brief and appendix and set expedited schedule. 
1:58pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement on Recent Election Recount Court Ruling
1:22pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. School Choice Wisconsin Action v. Bowersox - Response of respondents Dottie-Kay Bowersox and City of Racine Public Health Department in opposition to petitioners' emergency motion for clarification and/or for leave to amend the emergency petition for an original action and/or to hold respondents in contempt of court and for remedial actions. 
1:20pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. School Choice Wisconsin Action v. Bowersox - Affidavit of Cody Pearce in support of response of respondents in opposition to petitioners' emergency motion for clarification and/or leave to amend the emergency petition for an original action and/or to hold respondents in contempt of court and for remedial sanctions.
1:19pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. School Choice Wisconsin Action v. Bowersox - Affidavit of Tara Coolidge in support of response of respondents in opposition to petitioners' emergency motion for clarification and/or leave to amend the emergency petition for an original action and/or to hold respondents in contempt of court and for remedial sanctions. 
1:17pm
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. Supreme Court rules in favor of pharmicists, patients. 

2:04pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Trump lawsuit in Wisconsin is thrown out in a fifth adverse ruling for the president in a little over a week
11:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Judge Delivers Another Legal Blow To Trump, Ruling Against Election Challenge
4:02am
Wausau Daily Herald. Tom Tiffany among 106 House Republicans backing Texas lawsuit to overturn election
3:33am
USA Today. Supreme Court challenge to election results turns into bitter war between the states
3:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge delays hearing in Donald Trump’s Wisconsin election challenge until Friday morning
3:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal Judge: 'Incredible' That Trump Waited To File Wisconsin Lawsuit
3:18am
WKBT. La Crosse County GOP vows to appeal lawsuit to U.S. Supreme Court

Education

1:15pm
UW-Whitewater. Children’s Center tops $100,000 in grants as UW-Whitewater takes care of the “youngest Warhawks” during pandemic
1:10pm
UW System. To accelerate COVID-19 testing for spring 2021. 
1:07pm
UW-La Crosse. To hold Couch Commencement Dec. 20
10:54am
UW-Eau Claire. Vice chancellor proud of EDI work
10:50am
DPI. Five Wisconsin educators named finalists for national award
9:10am
UW-Eau Claire. Research, internships and faculty mentors prepare new grad for future success

3:50am
WKOW. UW-Madison announces second round of employee furloughs
3:49am
WQOW. CFAUSD: Elementary students to resume in-person classes Jan. 4, middle/high school students remain remote
3:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW System Awarded Nearly $100M In Federal COVID-19 Aid In 2020
3:27am
WEAU. UW System waives electronic application fee at 10 universities

Local

2:58pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Reminds the motoring public to drive safely during winter weather conditions. 
2:01pm
Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Annual report on river health shows stall in water quality improvements.
11:41am
Brown County Treasurer Zeller. Announces details regarding 2020 property tax bills. 

3:36am
WEAU. Drug overdoses show record highs for 2020 for La Crosse County

Congress

1:16pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Votes For National Defense Authorization, Gets Results for Wisconsin Veterans, Workers and Communities
11:49am
CNBC. Congress risks government shutdown as senators threaten to hold up funding bill
9:10am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces New Legislation to Reverse Trump Administration Move to Silence Workers in Corporate America
9:07am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Ag secretary nominee Vilsack strong advocate for dairy
3:45am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. And Wisconsin Delegation Get Two Wisconsin Post Offices Renamed After WWII & Korean War Heroes

12:04pm
The Hill. Coronavirus relief talks stall as liability issue foils negotiators
3:22am
AP. Congress stuck, McConnell resists state aid in COVID-19 deal
3:21am
AP. US budget deficit up 25.1% in first 2 months of budget year
3:21am
The Hill. Senate squabbling sparks shutdown threat

Politics

3:19pm
Right Wisconsin. Correction: Error in editorial endorsing Tiffany in GOP primary. 

Thursday December 10, 2020

Budget

9:13am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. School tax levies rise but pace slows. 

3:08am
WSAW. Report: Wisconsin school property taxes increase 3.3%

Legislative

1:14pm
Rep. Tusler. Announces list of witnesses for Friday's hearing.
11:25am
Rep. Vining. Condemns threats against Wisconsin Election Officials.
9:06am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Letter to Rep. Tusler, Sen. Bernier regarding Joint Hearing. 
3:30am
Rep. Loudenbeck. Applauds UW-Madison Announcement on Farm and Industry Short Course Tuition Promise

3:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Audit: Foxconn Shouldn't Get Tax Credits For Work Outside Wisconsin
3:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP Leaders: Pandemic Waivers For Unemployment Insurance Should End
3:03am
Mliwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Republican leading a hearing on Wisconsin's election won't say whether he believes the state went to Biden
3:00am
Wisconsin State Journal. Senate Republicans considering COVID-19 bills, but passage before end of the year remains unlikely

State Agencies

4:35pm
DMA. 115th Fighter Wing announces death of F-16 pilot after Michigan crash
4:19pm
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters. Carpenters Union supports Misclassification Task Force’s highly anticipated 2020 report and recommendations 
2:21pm
Construction Business Group. Payroll Fraud Study finds alarming consequence for Wisconsin taxpayers.
12:32pm
DWD. Task Force on payroll fraud and worker misclassification meets to build on 2020 report, recommendations.
12:18pm
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Delivers Democratic radio address on the release of the Climate Change Task Force Report.
11:51am
DOT. New for 2021: Reporting odometer mileage when selling a vehicle.
11:45am
WHEDA. Receives $5.4 million grant from HUD to support housing for low-income homeless people with disabilities
9:16am
DNR. Offers new resources for public interested in air quality monitoring. 
3:29am
DNR. Blue Mound State Park draft master plan available for public review and comment. 
3:17am
DOJ. Officer Involved Death Investigation Near Fort Atkinson

3:05am
CBS 58. DOJ investigating after troopers fatally shoot driver involved in Fort Atkinson pursuit
3:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Board Delays Action On Mining Rules That Would Raise Costs, Require More Detailed Plans
2:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Climate Change Task Force Recommends Creation Of Jobs Programs, 'Office Of Environmental Justice' Racine Journal Times

Economy/Business

10:53am
Wisconsin Building Trades Council. Task Force on Payroll Fraud and Misclassification meets to build on 2020 report.
9:15am
WEDC. 2020 MARKETPLACE Governor’s Awards recognize outstanding businesses
9:11am
WMC. Earns National Recognition as State Chamber of the Year

9:12am
AP. U.S. jobless claims jump to 853,000 amid resurgence of virus. 
3:16am
WTMJ. Southwest Airlines to furlough 144 workers at Mitchell International Airport
3:15am
Fox 11. Economic outlook on when businesses may fully recover from COVID-19

Coronavirus

1:01pm
AP. One-day US deaths top 3,000, more than D-Day or 9/11
9:10am
Survival Coalition. Weekly update December 8: COVID cases and deaths among people with disabilities and older adults in Wisconsin. 

1:04pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. 'I became a lightning rod': Wisconsin health officers have been vilified and threatened during COVID-19, and some have quit
3:25am
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa County COVID-19 positivity rates climbs near 50%
3:21am
Reuters. U.S. nears final COVID vaccine review as daily national deaths top 3,250
3:16am
NBC 26. Average COVID-19 cases continue to fall in Wisconsin on cusp of December holidays
3:04am
Cap Times. Sharp drop in COVID-19 testing has Wisconsin officials baffled
3:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'It is essentially a half-year project': Vaccinating Milwaukee residents could take as long as six months
3:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. 3 more Wisconsin prisoners die from COVID-19; federal prison also faces outbreak
2:58am
WKOW. Nearly three-dozen inmates test positive for COVID at Rock County Jail
2:56am
WKOW. Army sending medical help to Wisconsin facilities strained by COVID-19
2:55am
WISC. ‘It’s hard when other people aren’t aware of how it’s affecting everyone’: Lab techs struggle with burnout processing COVID tests
2:54am
CBS 58. Wisconsin pharmacies prepare for coronavirus vaccine distribution ahead of FDA approval

Statewide

9:03am
Hunger Task Force. Purchases building for increased capacity, new headquarters.  

Courts

11:44am
District IV Court of Appeals. Jama I. Jama v. Jason C. Gonzalez. 
11:43am
District IV Court of Appeals. Estate of Anne Oros v. Divine Savior Healthcare. 

3:35am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Courts to Consider Trump's Election Lawsuits
3:21am
Reuters. Facebook faces U.S. lawsuits that could force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp
3:14am
WKBT. Federal judge in Wisconsin dismisses La Crosse Co. Republican Party Chair’s lawsuit to overturn election results
3:09am
U.S. News & World Report. Judges Reject Suits Over Trump Losses in Arizona, Wisconsin
2:53am
Bloomberg. Wisconsin Governor Blasts Sidney Powell’s ‘Wild’ Ballot Suit

Education

2:37pm
University of Wisconsin System. Waives electronic application fee at 10 universities.
2:31pm
UW-Eau Claire. Virtual commencement ceremony celebrates 2020 UW-Eau Claire graduates.
1:03pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Marquette University To Cut 225 Faculty And Staff Positions By July 2022
9:28am
UW-Madison. Farm and Industry Short Course announces tuition guarantee for students with family income below $60,000. 
9:14am
UW-Eau Claire. More than an academic endeavor: Casey Moua's journey of self-discovery

Local

3:37am
Milwaukee Ald. Rainey. Affordable Health Care Assistance Deadline is December 15th

Congress

2:08pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Colleagues urge Congressional Leaders to pass the bipartisan RESTAURANTS Act before too late.

3:22am
The Hill. Momentum stalls for COVID-19 relief bill

Politics

11:01am
Protect Our Care. New report: A roadmap for President-Elect Biden and his team to reverse Trump’s health care sabotage.

1:01pm
U.S. News & World Report. Johnson Called 'Scum' for Considering Challenge to Election
2:58am
WKOW. Marathon County GOP pushing for electors that will support President Trump
2:57am
WISN. Wisconsin Elections Commission chair reportedly threatened after certifying election results
2:57am
New York Times. As Trump Rails Against Loss, His Supporters Become More Threatening

Wednesday December 9, 2020

Governor

12:11pm
Gov. Evers. Announces deployment of Department of Defense medical resources to Wisconsin.
11:19am
Gov. Evers. Announces additional support for Wisconsin ethanol producers.
10:57am
Gov. Evers. Statement on F-16 crash in Upper Peninsula.
8:55am
Gov. Evers. Celebrates Molson Coors' expansion in Milwaukee. 
8:52am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Patricia Baker to the Portage County Circuit Court. 

Budget

10:33am
Our Wisconsin Revolution. Dear Governor, Play Hardball With Do-Nothing Legislature

Legislative

4:40pm
Sen.-elect Felzskowski. Receives 2021-22 Committee Assignments. 
2:33pm
Sen. Bernier. Hires Chief of Staff; announces committee assignments.
2:23pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Reappointed as Chairman of Senate Judiciary & Public Safety Committee.
1:14pm
Sen. Cowles. Excited to be reappointed to committee assignments for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.
12:20pm
Senate Majority Leader-elect LeMahieu. Announces staff.
10:35am
Sen. Smith. Column: Fend for yourself unless Republicans do thier jobs. 
10:30am
Sen.-elect Ballweg. Named chair of Ag & Tourism Committee. 
9:16am
LAB. Report 20-27: Electronics and Information Technology Manufacturing Zone Program. Briefing Sheet
4:18am
Sen.-elect Bradley. Ready to get to work. 
4:17am
Sen. Marklein. Appointed to Ag, Audit Committees. 
3:52am
Sen. Feyen. 2021-2022 committee assignments. 

State Agencies

3:38pm
Transportation Advocates. Applaud climate recommendations but urge rejection of I-94 highway expansion.
2:02pm
DOJ. AG Kaul & 48 AGs file lawsuit seeking to end Facebook’s illegal monopoly.
1:21pm
Clean Wisconsin. Climate Change Task Force recommendations provide path forward on climate policy.
1:08pm
DOR. Releases latest Wisconsin economic outlook.
10:39am
DHS. Launches “Be an InFLUencer” Campaign
10:36am
Rep. Neubauer. Governor's Task Force on Climate Change releases final report. 
10:33am
Fair Rates for Wisconsin's Dairyland. Statement on Governor's Task Force on Climate Change recommendations.
9:20am
DMA. Search for pilot continues after F-16 crash in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
8:58am
AAA. Supports restart of Madison to Wisconsin Dells corridor study. 
8:56am
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Applaud Climate Change Task Force recommendations
8:51am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Task Force on Climate Change releases report including over 50 strategies to begin addressing the climate crisis. 
8:42am
North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters. Supports I-39/90 Madison to the Dells Study Restart
3:52am
DMA. F-16 crashes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

2:34pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Climate Task Force Releases Its Recommendations
4:22am
WXPR. Wisconsin Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Holds First Meeting
3:27am
WEAU. Wisconsin Air National Guard F-16 crashes in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
3:12am
WSAW. Wisconsin DNR will gather feedback to decide quota for wolf hunting season

Economy/Business

3:08pm
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Applauds USTR action in Canada quota dispute.
6:07am
Madison Region Economic Partnership. Jason Fields announced as next CEO. 

3:18am
The Guardian. 'They demolished my house for this?' Residents outraged by the Foxconn factory that fizzled
3:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'I can't wait another 7 months': Thousands wait for appeals on denied unemployment claims

Coronavirus

2:51pm
DHS. Launches COVID-19 wastewater surveillance dashboard.
12:36pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Welcomes Department of Defense support in COVID-19 staffing.
11:41am
Wisconsin Coalition. Wisconsin Coalition supports immeiate COVID relief.
11:27am
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Assessing your holiday COVID risk.
10:34am
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Welcomes federal workers to help with COVID-19 staffing. 

10:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'It's Stunning': Wisconsin Nurses On Working The Front Lines Of The Pandemic
10:37am
U.S. News & World Report. Hudson Imposes Curfew to Deal With Increased Traffic, Crime
4:03am
Politico. U.S. could face months of vaccine shortages amid global competition
4:00am
AP. US virus deaths hit record levels with the holidays ahead
3:28am
Fox 11. Wisconsin's low post-Thanksgiving testing numbers concern health leaders
3:27am
WKBT. Mayo Clinic Health System sees test positivity rate increase in Southwest WI
3:25am
NBC 26. Packers to limit game day attendance to employees, family for rest of season
3:25am
WKOW. Reluctance over vaccine among Sauk County first responders
3:23am
WISN. Wisconsin warns most residents won't get COVID-19 vaccine until fall of 2021
3:23am
WTMJ. Wisconsin seeing steady decline in people getting tested for COVID-19
3:22am
Kenosha News. Kenosha City Council calls on state to offer COVID-19 vaccine free to all state residents
3:14am
WSAW. North central Wis., state organizations share plans for COVID-19 vaccination
3:14am
WISC. COVID-19 killed a thousand Wisconsinites in three weeks. These residents don’t see the danger.
3:11am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Says He Would 'Absolutely' Take COVID Vaccine
3:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. State officials: Post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge may not be here yet

Statewide

1:23pm
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Applauds support for ethanol producers and subzero supply chain.
12:22pm
Natural Resource Development Association. Submits comments for Wisconsin DNR administrative rule changes to nonferrous metallic mineral mining.
12:15pm
1000 Friends of Wisconsin. Commends climate recommendations but finds room for improvement.

Courts

2:23pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Opposition of defendants Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris to plaintiffs' motion for judgment on notice of appeal and complaint. 
2:21pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Brief of Dane County Clerk and Dane County Board of Canvassers. 
2:20pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Joint proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law by Joseph R. Biden, Kamala D. Harris, the Dane County defendants and Milwaukee County defendants. 
2:19pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Non-party brief of the Liberty Justice Center in support of petitioners. 
2:16pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Affidavit of Kim Wayte. 
2:15pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Answer and defenses of defendants Wisconsin Elections Commission and Ann S. Jacobs to Milwaukee County complaint. 
2:12pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Answer of defendants Milwaukee County Clerk and Milwaukee County Elections Commission. 
2:10pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Affidavit of Meagan Wolfe. 
2:09pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Answer of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala D. Harris to Milwaukee County complaint.
2:09pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Response brief of the Wisconsin Elections Commission and Commissioner Ann Jacobs to plaintiffs' memo in support of judgment on notice of appeal and complaint.
12:41pm
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Thomas A. Nelson.
12:40pm
District II Court of Appeals. Cree, Inc. v. LIRC.
9:27am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Benjamin A. Hanes. 

2:32pm
Politico. States, FTC suing Facebook for alleged antitrust abuses
4:05am
CBS 58. 'Embarrassing for Texas': Wisconsin AG slams Texas for suing over Wisconsin election
3:20am
NBC News. 'Publicity stunt': Battleground state AGs blast Texas counterpart for asking Supreme Court to undo Biden's win
3:19am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Supreme Court hears case against COVID-related Dane County school closures
3:07am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. With case pending in state court, Wisconsin is only state to miss election safe-harbor deadline

Education

2:02pm
UW-Whitewater. Warhawk alum wins statewide teaching honor.
2:00pm
UW-Platteville. Second-year art student’s work selected for international exhibit.
2:00pm
UW-Platteville. Ivanov’s new book explores impact of Reformation, Enlightenment in Russia.
1:59pm
UW-Platteville. Mechanical engineering student awarded scholarships from UW System and Internship Draft Day.
1:43pm
UW-Milwaukee. New UW-Milwaukee Urban Design program offers accelerated degree for aspiring designers and planners.
1:06pm
UW-Eau Claire. Nursing grad works to improve the health of rural Wisconsin communities.
11:42am
UW-Stout. Game Expo premieres online Dec. 9 with several dozen new video games, other games.
10:11am
UW-River Falls. Virtual commencement ceremony set for Dec. 19 
3:43am
WARF. Announces 2020 Innovation Award winners

2:30pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW-Madison Chancellor Expects COVID-19 Restrictions To Remain For Spring Semester
3:26am
WFRV. Manitowoc School Board approves a limited amount of students for in-person learning
3:20am
WAOW. UW-System gives nursing students incentive to aid in COVID-19 crisis

Local

3:01pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. For third year in a row, City of Milwaukee celebrates 100 percent Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index Score.
12:13pm
City of Racine. Winter parking rules moved back to 2am-6am.
3:58am
Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission. Community meeting for appointee to Executive Director, Leon Todd, Commissioner, Amanda Avalos, and re-appointment of Comissioner Ann Wilson to be held on Saturday, December 12.

3:26am
WBAY. Records show former Waushara County D.A. was paid despite not showing up for work for four months

Congress

1:53pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Requests information from FBI and DHS on QAnon threat posed to America and abroad.

2:27pm
CNBC. Covid relief talks hit another wall as Congress runs short on time to send help
2:26pm
The Hill. GOP senator won't rule out challenging Electoral College results in Congress
9:32am
The Hill. Congress barrels toward 'COVID cliff'
3:22am
The Hill. CBO: Deficit climbs 25 percent to $430 billion through November
3:21am
WXOW. Legislation to protect people with student loans on its way to the president
3:11am
U.S. News & World Report. Johnson Touts Alternative COVID-19 Treatments at Hearing. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  The Hill. 

Politics

1:34pm
Republican Party Of Marathon County. Resolution on the 2020 election.

Tuesday December 8, 2020

Governor

9:34am
Gov. Evers. Appoints LaKeisha Hasse to the Winnebago County Circuit Court. 

Budget

3:08am
Cap Times. Report: Upcoming Wisconsin budget 'the state's toughest' in a decade
3:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System asks for 2% and 2.5% employee pay increases in each of next two years

Legislative

4:40pm
Sen. LeMahieu. Announces Senate Standing Committees, members. 
10:58am
Rep. Vruwink. Now is the time for peace and goodwill.
10:20am
Rep. Hintz. Announces office staff changes. 
10:01am
Rep.-elect Snodgrass. Announces legislative hire. 
9:36am
Rep. Felzskowski. Reaction to DNR postponing wolf hunt. 
9:35am
LAB. Report 20-26: State Investment Fund. Briefing Sheet. 

State Agencies

3:08pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data.
1:51pm
DNR. And DHS publish 2020-2021 fish consumption advisory.
1:26pm
WDVA. To host virtual roundtables on supporting veterans.
11:34am
DFI. Wisconsin's state-chartered banks report stable third-quarter financial performance.
11:27am
DOT. Transportation Projects Commission approves I-39/90/94 Wisconsin River bridges and US 51 construction.
10:44am
DHS. Evers Administration Continues Efforts to Increase Health Care Workforce
10:32am
DPI. Hearing notice: DPI will hold hearing on statement of scope relating to expanding virtual summer and interim session courses
10:29am
MMAC, CARW, Waukesha County Business Alliance. Business leaders support I-94 East-West modernization plan. 
10:13am
DNR. Pheasant Stocking Provides Additional Hunting Opportunities This Holiday Season

Economy/Business

1:25pm
Midwest Food Products Association Inc. Statement on restart of I-39/90/94 Madison to the Dells study.
12:30pm
Mayors for a Guaranteed Income. Recieves $15 million grant form Jack Dorsey.
9:38am
Brown County Port & Resource Recovery. Port tonnage bounces back in November. 
9:03am
Alliant Energy. Launches first community solar project in Fond du Lac. 

12:22pm
Fox 11. Green Bay leaders ask Congress for small business relief
12:01pm
Reuters. As pandemic lifelines expire, Americans in housing free fall
10:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Kick In The Teeth': Small Businesses Face Higher Taxes Because Of PPP Loans
3:16am
WTMJ. Economic mobility significantly more difficult for Milwaukee African Americans
3:05am
WXPR. Friday Deadline to Apply for COVID-19 Relief Aid for Wisconsin Farmers

Coronavirus

3:54pm
UW-Eau Claire. Extends COVID-19 testing through Dec. 20.
1:34pm
Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's and dementia death rates climb in Wisconsin during COVID-19 pandemic.

2:01pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin's COVID-19 testing sites at risk as federal funding deadline approaches
3:28am
WAOW. Marshfield Clinic Health System designated as hub for COVID-19 vaccine
3:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: All Regions Of Wisconsin Will Get Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine
3:18am
WKOW. Hospitalizations decline statewide; doctors say too soon to know full Thanksgiving impact
3:17am
WTMJ. 'We need your help:' Frontline workers ask Wisconsinites to help stop the spread of COVID-19
3:13am
WISC. UW Health, SSM Health to serve as distribution hubs for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
3:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New COVID-19 Cases Low On Monday, Though Few Tests Were Reported
3:10am
AP. Feds passed up chance to lock in more Pfizer vaccine doses
3:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin expects first batch of COVID-19 vaccines soon, general public may not see it until mid-2021
3:05am
Racine Journal Times. Federal red tape could slow distribution of Pfizer vaccine originating in Wisconsin and going to other states

Statewide

2:35pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Holly Jolly Raffle $100,000 winning ticket sold in Sparta.

Courts

12:17pm
Sheboygan Press. Texas sues Wisconsin seeking to let GOP lawmakers pick winner of electoral votes instead of voters
10:46am
CNBC. Texas sues four battleground states in Supreme Court over ‘unlawful election results’ in 2020 presidential race
3:17am
WKOW. In new motion, Trump lawyers ask judge to throw out some Dane, Milwaukee County ballots
3:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Planned Parenthood Argues To Expand Abortion Access In Wisconsin

Education

3:38pm
Edgewood College. Welcomes new Esports Program Director.
2:50pm
UW-Whitewater. Awards nearly $2.2 million in scholarships for 2020-21.
12:45pm
UW-Madison. Researchers honored as inventors.
11:15am
UW-Whitewater. 2020 commencement set for Dec. 19.
10:30am
UW-Madison. Multiple gene edits and computer simulations could help treat rare genetic diseases
9:07am
UW-Stout. Lifespan Sexuality class engages students in interactive learning
9:06am
UW-River Falls. Undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activities to be showcased virtually
9:04am
UW-Eau Claire. The families we create when far from home: Iman Dikko
3:41am
Wisconsin School Counselor Association. Sarah Flier Selected as 2021 National School Counselor of the Year Finalist

3:27am
WFRV. Shawano School Board votes to move to in person learning in January
3:26am
WBAY. Unified School District of De Pere discussing how students could return in January
3:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW's Tommy Thompson: Turn Wisconsin Prison Into College For Inmates
3:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 4 UW System Campuses Cancel Spring Break To Avoid COVID-19 Spread

Local

3:20pm
Waukesha County Dept. of Health and Human Services. Reducing quarantine days for asymptomatic close contacts.

3:07am
Racine Journal Times. Racine to become 31st city in the nation and 1st in Wisconsin to offer financial coaching as a public service

Congress

3:12pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Great Lakes priorities included in Water Resources Development Act.
11:24am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Colleagues urge Google to improve ad policies and combat election-related disinformation.

3:35am
The Hill. Lawmakers face hurdles to COVID relief deal
3:35am
USA Today. Congress faces a government shutdown if a spending deal isn't reached this week
3:20am
New York Times. Elevating Fringe Theories, Ron Johnson Questions Virus Science

Monday December 7, 2020

Governor

1:19pm
Gov. Evers. Announces We're All Innovating Contest winners.
9:03am
Gov. Evers. And WisDOT Secretary-designee Thompson announces transportation grant to support Kenosha County job growth. 

3:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Tony Evers issues 33 more pardons, bringing total to more than 100 in 2 years

Budget

9:23am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. State's budget challenges come into focus. 

2:45pm
U.S. News & World Report. Report: Wisconsin Spending Could Exceed Revenue by $373M

Legislative

4:44pm
Sen. Cowles. The Leading on Lead plan is working, but Milwaukee isn't. 
3:17pm
Sen. Wirch. Ohnstad and McGuire issue statement on legislation to clear up red tape for vaccine distribution. LRB-6588.
1:48pm
Rep. Ballweg. Column: Wisconsin's COVID response requires a unified effort.
9:21am
Sen.-elect Roys. Announces staff hires. 
4:02am
Rep.-elect Cabral Guevara. Holds in-district events ahead of inauguration. 

3:14am
Spectrum News. In Focus: Wisconsin Lawmakers Facing Several Challenges Heading into 2021
3:01am
NBC 15. Wisconsin Democrats blast GOP lawmakers’ election investigation

State Agencies

3:45pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard releases commemorative publication to honor Red Arrow Division’s service in World War II.
3:06pm
DOJ. AG Kaul joins national $86.3 million agreement with Mortgage Servicer Nationstar.
3:05pm
DFI. Finalizes investigation of Mr. Cooper's misconduct and operational weakness.
2:06pm
DATCP. Account credit available for eligible Wisconsin subscribers of Lee Enterprises publications.
12:14pm
DHS. Wisconsin offers equipment to retail establishments to increase people’s ability to safely use FoodShare benefits.
11:38am
DNR. Seeking Data On Water Quality Of Lakes, Streams And Rivers
11:03am
DNR. Secretary appoints Todd Ambs Deputy Secretary; Steven Little Assistant Deputy Secretary.
8:59am
Lofti Legal. Wisconsin DMV policy may force essential worker to quit job at SSM Health.  Letter to Gov. Evers.

Economy/Business

12:50pm
The New North. Debtle, Pure and Complete Phonics win NEW Launch Alliance HATCH Event.

2:17pm
AP. Millions of hungry American turn to food banks for 1st time.
3:29am
WTMJ. Wisconsin small businesses struggling to find qualified workers, report says
3:28am
WISC. Overture Center says its lost $12 million in revenue in 2020, now getting some relief
3:28am
NBC 26. Door County businesses, realtors impacted by poor internet quality in rural areas
3:14am
Racine Journal Times. State restaurant industry gets lifeline via more CARES Act-funded grants

Coronavirus

4:43pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Designated as hub for COVID-19 vaccine
3:20pm
University of Wisconsin System. Extends COVID-19 surge testing.
2:15pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard conducts COVID-19 specimen collection throughout the state.

9:53am
Reuters. Pandemic's uneven march across U.S. paved way for wider outbreak
3:27am
WBAY. State sees record high seven-day death average for COVID-19, more than 4,800 new cases added Saturday
3:18am
CNBC. Covid is killing more than 2,000 people a day in the U.S. as infections and hospitalizations hit records
3:16am
Ashland Daily Press. Bayfield County shuts down public gatherings in attempt to stop virus surge
3:16am
KARE 11. Hudson mayor to propose curfew as Minnesotans flock to bars following COVID restrictions
3:12am
CNBC. Winter Covid surge is the ‘worst event that this country will face,’ White House health advisor Birx says
3:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DHS: 2,791 New Cases Of COVID-19, 17 New Deaths On Sunday
3:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Citing blocked mitigation measures, Gov. Tony Evers asks for COVID-19 vaccine priority for Wisconsin
3:02am
CBS 58. CDC says children and young teens could get a Covid-19 vaccine in the second half of next year
3:01am
CBS 58. ‘Every day we delay, more lives are going to be lost’: Health leaders echo Evers’ call for WI to be priority for vaccine distribution

Statewide

3:52pm
The People's Maps Commission. Seeks public comment.

Courts

4:44pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Planned Parenthood Trial Begins
2:44pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Proposed finding of facts and conclusions of law of plaintiffs/appellants. 
2:42pm
Dane County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Dane County complaint. 
2:41pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Milwaukee County complaint. 
2:40pm
Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Motion for judgment. 
2:30pm
Voces de la Frontera. Statement on the court-ordered full reinstatement of deferred action for childhood rivals (DACA).
1:18pm
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. In federal court to improve abortion access.

9:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'People Have Such Tough Lives': Disability Rights Advocates Push Back On Trump Election Lawsuit
3:29am
WISN. UPFRONT recap: Trump campaign sues over election results
3:10am
U.S. News & World Report. Judge Calls Trump Request in Wisconsin Lawsuit 'Bizarre'
3:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Supreme Court Rejects Third Election Lawsuit, Dealing Another Blow To President Trump
3:00am
Reuters. Trump campaign files election lawsuit in Georgia, suffers more legal defeats

Education

4:02pm
UW-Stevens Point. December grad determined to make a difference globally
2:16pm
UW-Madison. Research provides tools for achieving the ‘how’ of well-being in daily life.
12:49pm
UW-Eau Claire. Equestrian club helps UW-Eau Claire senior find her pathway.
11:57am
UW-Stout. Early childhood education majors adapt to student teaching challenges during pandemic.
11:41am
Alverno College. Latest report from Alverno College surveys women on their pathway to public office.
10:45am
UW-Green Bay. Level Up with a structured mentoring program for area businesses and professionals
9:31am
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Assessing your holiday COVID risk. 
9:05am
UW-Milwaukee. $3 million gift establishes peacebuilding professorship. 

3:40am
Beloit Daily News. Beloit College pushes back spring semester to Feb. 15
3:03am
WKOW. Some Dodgeville students set to return to in-person learning

Local

3:04pm
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. WI DNR Sustainable Strategies Webinar on best winter maintenance, salting practices this Thursday.
12:57pm
Racine Financial Empowerment Center, City of Racine, Housing Resources Inc, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund. Launches state's first Financial Empowerment Center.
12:10pm
Moody's Investors Service. Kewaunee County recieves upgraded bond rating score.
9:46am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Reflects on the attack at Pearl Harbor. 

Congress

2:40pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. House passes Senator Baldwin's bipartisan legislation to stop student debt relief scams.
12:52pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports legislation introduced to avert looming financial disaster for millions of unemployed workers.

2:47pm
The Hill. House to vote Wednesday on a weeklong stopgap to avoid government shutdown
3:13am
AP. Lawmakers say COVID-19 relief bill won’t offer $1,200 checks

Politics

3:19pm
Protect Our Care. Applauds President-Elect Biden’s selection of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for Secretary of Health and Human Services.
2:32pm
Protect Our Care. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Commissioner of Insurance Afable, and Health Care Advocates encourage Wisconsinites to sign up for coverage ahead of open enrollment deadline on December 15th.
12:12pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. As housing crisis looms, Wisconsinites call on elected officials to “Do Your Job.”

3:10am
AP. Trump tactics to overturn election could have staying power

Friday December 4, 2020

Governor

3:18pm
Gov. Evers. Order Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
10:13am
Gov. Evers. Grants More Than 100 Pardons in First Two Years in Office

3:30am
Cap Times. Tony Evers’ redistricting panel weighs public input, map-making options with new technology

Legislative

4:45pm
Sen. Wirch. Calls out Senate Republicans' silence on homelessness legislation. 
2:48pm
Reps. Spreitzer, Subeck, Zamarripa. Democratic Elections committee members release statement on Speaker Vos' election claims. 
1:45pm
Rep. Magnafici. Column: Assembly Republicans release COVID proposals.
10:09am
Sen. Marklein. It’s Simple: Use Medicaid Surplus to Continue COVID-19 Operations
9:13am
LRB. Rulings of the Chair that included explanations 1971-2020. 
9:13am
LAB. Report 20-25: Supplemntal Health Insurance Conversion Credit Program Reporting for Participating Employers. Briefing Sheet
9:12am
LAB. Report 20-24: Supplemental Health Insurance Conversion Credit Program. Briefing Sheet. 
3:47am
Sen. Bernier. On Joint Elections Committee hearing. 

3:17am
WKBT. Vos announces elections committee hearing for next week
3:07am
WBAY. State task force on racial inequality meets in Green Bay to discuss issues in law enforcement
3:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers Calls On State Lawmakers To 'Step Up' In Response To Pandemic

State Agencies

2:37pm
Wisconsin Women's Council. Record setting election for women in the Wisconsin Legislature. Factsheet.
1:26pm
WEDC. Connect with export partners in Mexico via WEDC's virtual trade venue.
12:11pm
DNR. Announces wolf season begins Nov. 6, 2021.
9:16am
WEDC. 2020 MARKETPLACE Community Economic Development Awards recognize notable business and community leaders
4:14am
DNR. Black bear and spring wild turkey harvest authorizations application deadline Dec. 10. 
4:12am
DMA. Make fire safety a priority when decorating for the holidays

Economy/Business

10:14am
NFIB Wisconsin. Wisconsin owners cited labor quality as top business problem.

9:17am
AP. US hiring slows sharply to 245,000 jobs as virus intensifies
3:42am
AP. As some pandemic aid ends, what’s next for hurting Americans
3:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 96 Wisconsin music and entertainment venues will split $15 million in COVID-19 grants to help them survive the pandemic
3:26am
Reuters. U.S. expected to report slowest job growth in six months
3:19am
CBS 58. 'It's hard to run a business at 50%': Milwaukee bar owners disheartened by new COVID-19 restrictions
3:19am
WISN. 'We need grant help,' Milwaukee restaurant owner tells President-elect Joe Biden
3:18am
NBC 26. Several local entertainment venues awarded state grants
3:18am
Fox 11. Some businesses to get COVID-19 relief money, others still won't see a dime
3:16am
WQOW. Fed official to Eau Claire business leaders: Key to economic recovery – control the virus
3:06am
NBC 26. Local restaurant owners believe Evers' new relief package is only temporary fix
3:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: Limited Workforce, Housing And Broadband Coverage Create Challenges For Rural Wisconsin

Coronavirus

3:10pm
DHS. Announces new COVID-19 guidance on quarantine duration. 
9:15am
Survival Coalition. Weekly update December 2: COVID cases and deaths among people with disabilities and older adults in Wisconsin (Madison). 

9:19am
Reuters. Analysis: First U.S. delivery of COVID-19 vaccine will leave out many high-risk workers
3:28am
Wisconsin State Journal. COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin prison system top 9,000
3:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Tony Evers asks federal officials to prioritize Wisconsin for COVID-19 vaccine, send an additional $466 million for spring
3:18am
NBC 15. New COVID-19 new cases continue slide as Dane & Rock Co. drop from critically high activity
3:10am
WISC. ‘We all can’t keep up at this pace’: Pandemic piles burdens on ambulance companies

Statewide

2:50pm
State Bar of Wisconsin. Milwaukee-based attorneys top slate of officer candidates. 
10:15am
Wisconsin Famers Union. Levendofsky returns to WFU as Government Relations Director

Courts

5:24pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Voters Alliance v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - order. 
2:21pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synopses.
11:27am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. School Choice Wisconsin Action v. Bowersox - order. 
3:54am
Milwaukee County Clerk of Courts. Trump v. Biden - Notice of appeal and appeal. 
3:53am
Dane County Circuit Court. Trump v. Biden - Notice of appeal and appeal. 
3:50am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers, Trump v. Biden - Order for consolidation and for appointment of judicial officer. 
3:46am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Mueller v. Jacobs - order. 

3:09am
WBAY. Racine County judge to hear Trump’s appeals over Dane, Milwaukee county ballots after Supreme Court declines case
3:04am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Trump lawsuit targets Green Bay's use of ballot drop boxes, although city followed state guidance

Education

9:14am
UW-Eau Claire. Similarities between professional wrestling and storytelling to be focus of 'Thursdays from the U'

9:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Schools Try To Fill Child Care Gap Amid Virtual Learning, Though COVID-19 Prompts Closures
3:05am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Howard-Suamico teachers want district to follow CDC, Evers' guidelines before reopening; Pulaski decides on earlier return

Local

1:24pm
Racine Financial Empowerment Center, City of Racine, Housing Resources Inc, Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund. Launches state's Financial Empowerment Center.
10:07am
City of Madison. Vision Zero: City to Lower Speed Limit on Gammon Road and McKenna Boulevard
10:03am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Free Drive Through Flu Clinic Ending on December 19

Congress

2:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan colleagues to urge passage of Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act.
3:48am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Solarium Co-Chairs Welcome 26 Recommendations in 2021 National Defense Authorization Act

Politics

10:08am
Pridemore for 13th Senate. Wisconsin voter fraud solutions. 

3:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mike Gallagher acknowledges Joe Biden's Wisconsin victory while making case for election reform
3:07am
WISC. Despite a surge in absentee voting, changes to ballot processing languish in Wisconsin
3:03am
Spectrum News. Sen. Johnson, Republicans Divided on Trump’s Continued Widespread Voter Fraud Claims

Thursday December 3, 2020

Governor

3:26pm
Gov. Evers. Delivers radio address urging Wisconsinites to help stop the spread.
9:19am
Gov. Evers. Orders flags to half-staff in honor of Cpt. Kelly Lynn Raether of Ixonia Fire & EMS. 

3:09am
WXPR. Evers to Deliver State of State Address Virtually

Budget

3:15am
WISC. ‘This is our budget’: Governor hears from Wisconsinites on what they’d like to see in 2021-2023 budget

Legislative

5:11pm
Rep. Tusler. (Updated) Announces hearing date for committee hearing. 
5:10pm
Speaker Vos. Elections Committee hearing set for next week. 
9:15am
Sen. Larson. With Wisconsin in need of a lifeline, Assembly GOP created an obstacle course. 
3:42am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Response to Robin Vos’ COVID Proposal
3:39am
Rep. Tittl. Puts up Christmas tree in the Capitol. 

3:24am
CBS 58. Wisconsin educators speak out against GOP's COVID-19 response plan
3:17am
The Hill. States plot next moves on redistricting
3:13am
WISC. Dane County officials push back after GOP proposes limited public health authority, teachers back in classrooms
3:10am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Senate Not Coming Back This Month for Virus Relief
3:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Rep. Mark Born to co-chair Wisconsin's powerful budget-writing committee

State Agencies

12:12pm
DOJ. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force to hold first meeting.
10:52am
DATCP. Applications Open Now Through January 15 for Dairy Processor Grants
10:28am
DNR. Reminds snowmobilers to ride responsibly. 
3:41am
ETF. Latest investment performance. 

Economy/Business

2:15pm
The New North. Deschane announced as New North Vice President of Talent Development.
1:25pm
WEC Evergy Group. Garcia-Thomas elected to WEC Energy Group board of directors.
1:24pm
Michael Best. Adds depth to firm leadership with new Chief Information & Technology Officer and Office Managing Partner.
12:22pm
WEC Energy Group. Announces plan to increase dividend by 7.1 percent.
9:14am
Badger Fund of Funds. Winnow Fund forges partnership with Concordia University. 

9:21am
AP. U.S. jobless claims remain high at 712,000 as virus escalates. 
3:36am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Region’s manufacturing sector continues growth, but production lost to COVID-19
3:18am
WTMJ. Mixed reactions from Milwaukee businesses following revised COVID-19 order
3:15am
WTMJ. Some Wisconsinites waited months for unemployment, now they're told to pay part of it back
3:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DWD To Begin Issuing First Payments Under Extended Benefits Unemployment Program
3:11am
WFRV. UW-Oshkosh survey shows businesses prefer COVID-19 precautions that are easily reversible
3:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State does not anticipate giving Foxconn tax credits during next three fiscal years

Coronavirus

2:48pm
Rep. Hebl. Assembly GOP COVID-19 package severely lacking in solutions.
1:59pm
Gov. Evers. Letter to President Trump and WI congressional delegation regarding COVID-19.
1:57pm
Gov. Evers. Letter to HHS Sec. Azar regarding COVID-19.
1:52pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Federal and state action needed on COVID relief for Wisconsin. Memo.
1:47pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. John H. Ashley statement on Assembly GOP COVID-19 legislation.
12:16pm
Rep. Pope. GOP COVID bill an insult to victims and educators.
12:04pm
Gov. Evers. Announces grants to more than 650 Wisconsin lodging industry partners.
12:02pm
Gov. Evers. Announces $15 million in grants distributed to Wisconsin's live music and entertainment venues.
10:21am
Speaker Vos. New grants for Wisconsin restaurants. 
9:11am
Gov. Evers. Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

2:29pm
WISC. Evers asks HHS to prioritize Wisconsin for COVID-19 vaccine rollout, calls for more federal funding to support pandemic response
2:18pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. More than 300 Wisconsinites lost to COVID-19 in the past week alone. 
9:21am
AP. US virus deaths top 3,100 in a single day for the first time
3:36am
La Crosse Tribune. Mayo infectious disease nurse: We need to change the culture of what masking means
3:35am
Chippewa Herald. 'It's too soon to say if we've turned the corner': Chippewa County COVID-19 numbers continue to rise
3:35am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Local COVID hospitalizations slow slightly, but ICUs and staffers still overwhelmed
3:30am
Reuters. CDC chief warns Americans face 'rough' winter from COVID-19 surge
3:29am
USA Today. COVID-19 hospitalizations pass 100K in US and could double soon; experts fear weary staff will be 'overrun' by patients
3:25am
WTMJ. Wisconsin remains in the 'red zone' of COVID-19 spread, White House Task Force report finds
3:23am
Racine Journal Times. UPDATE: City of Racine extends COVID-19 ordinances through June
3:09am
AP. Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help
3:08am
WFRV. Northeast Wisconsin’s assisted living facilities will participate in first round of coronavirus vaccinations
3:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Dane County Considers More Pandemic Restrictions As GOP Lawmakers Try To Limit Them
3:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin plans to distribute COVID-19 vaccines by mid-December, but health officials say they don't have funding for long-term program
3:01am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dane County reports daily record of 21 COVID-19 deaths

Courts

3:32pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synopses.
12:29pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers. - Order denying original action request.
10:22am
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin Praises Department of Justice appeal of Circuit Court decision. 
9:12am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Trump's bogus Wisconsin lawsuits. 

2:14pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects Trump's election lawsuit
2:12pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin High Court Declines to Hear Trump Election Lawsuit
3:08am
ABC News. Trump files new case in lawsuit barrage, looking to Wisconsin's legislature to flip outcome
3:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Timing Key In Arguments Against Trump's State Election Lawsuit
3:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Tony Evers attorneys claim Donald Trump engaging in 'a shocking and outrageous assault on our democracy'
3:00am
Wisconsin State Journal. Trump files second lawsuit challenging election results, this time in federal court

Education

2:46pm
UW-Stevens Point. Community donors make UW-Stevens Point Welcome Center reality.
10:19am
UW-Green Bay. Tiny Earth (International) Winter Symposium Offers Giant Perspective on Antibiotics and Public Health Emergencies
10:19am
UW-Stout. Smart manufacturing pilot project receives $149,000 Dept. of Defense grant
10:19am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Balancing the books. 

2:25pm
WBAY. Midwest Conference cancels winter sports; St. Norbert, Lawrence, Ripon impacted
2:25pm
WQOW. UWEC cancels spring break, study abroad
3:34am
Appleton Post Crescent. Appleton Area School District releases more details about K-6 hybrid plan; many parents are frustrated by 2.5-hour days
3:25am
WQOW. Eau Claire students returning to blended learning model
3:24am
NBC 26. Howard-Suamico schools announce in-person return, see less Covid spread in classroom

Local

2:51pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Applauds Judiciary, Safety and General Services committee approval of Chantell Jewell as House of Correction Superintendent.
12:52pm
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. Future 15 Young Professional of the Yeat recognized at virtual event.
10:50am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County Names 2020 Climate Champions for Efforts to Address Climate Change Locally
10:26am
Dane County Humane Society. DNR restrictions threaten Wisconsin wildlife. 
9:15am
United Way of Dane County. Holiday Wish List is live. 

3:25am
WBAY. Cars line up for Green Bay meal distribution as organizers say need is increasing as funding cuts loom

Congress

12:56pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Steil on House Floor: We cannot return to one-sided deals that strengthen Iran, must maintain pressure on Iranian regime.
12:24pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Bipartisan Digital Coast Act passes Congress.
3:40am
U.S. Reps. Gallagher, Maloney. Bill Honoring Purple Heart Recipients Heads to President’s Desk

2:15pm
The Hill. Trump says he will back coronavirus relief if Congress can reach deal
3:13am
Politico. Last-minute snags complicate massive spending deal
3:10am
AP. Congress swats back Trump’s veto threat of defense bill

Politics

9:17am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Don't ignore Trump's psychotic speech. 

2:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. Former Brown County GOP chair says Ron Johnson knows Joe Biden won but keeps suggesting voter fraud anyway

Wednesday December 2, 2020

Governor

3:33pm
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Racine County Circuit Court.
9:04am
Gov. Evers. Announces State of the State Address, budget message dates. 

Legislative

4:42pm
AFSCME Wisconsin. Statement on Assembly Speaker Robin Vos & Republican caucus proposed COVID legislation. 
4:40pm
Rep. Spreitzer. Statement on Republican inaction on COVID-19. 
3:39pm
Rep. Stubbs. Elected to Chair Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus.
3:07pm
Sen. Smith. Republicans' proposal is a "recipe for disaster."
3:06pm
Sen. Marklein. Congratulates fellow Co-Chair.
2:43pm
Rep. Brandtjen. The Department of Public Instruction is oblivious to the state of Wisconsin's small businesses and struggling families.
1:39pm
Rep. Macco. Thanks Rep. Nygren for his service.
12:58pm
Rep. Nygren. Statement on Assembly Finance appointments.
12:34pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Re-appointed Vice Co-Chair of Joint Finance Committee on Finance.
12:33pm
Sen. Hansen. Republicans' continuing faliure to address COVID.
12:32pm
Speaker Vos. Announces JFC Assembly Chair, Vice Chair.
12:31pm
Rep. Born. Appointed as Joint Committee on Finance Co-Chair.
12:03pm
Various Legislators. Letter to Gov Evers on tourism.
3:45am
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Republican COVID legislation. 
3:43am
Rep. Tranel. Statement regarding the retirement of Rep. John Nygren. 

4:26am
Wsiconsin Public Radio. Assembly Republican's COVID-19 Plan Would Send Teachers Back To Classrooms, State Workers Back To Offices
3:21am
WBAY. Evers and Republicans meet again to discuss virus response, Vos unveils COVID-19 initiatives
3:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly Republicans offer COVID-19 plan, but there's no sign of support yet from the Senate
3:15am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Republicans float provisions to address COVID-19
3:12am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republicans Differ on Virus Response
3:10am
WBAY. Marinette Republican John Nygren resigning from State Assembly

State Agencies

4:38pm
DMA. Fort McCoy helps make a wish come true for boy to be a Soldier. 
3:58pm
DOT. State Patrol plans aerial enforcements.
3:04pm
DWD. Launches extended benefit program; begins accepting applications.
2:11pm
OCI. Administrative actions November 2020.
11:07am
DNR. Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund reaches $1 million.
10:59am
DNR. Help shape deer management in Wisconsin.

9:18am
Wsiconsin Public Radio. DWD Head: Agency Working To Ensure Unemployment Insurance Backlog 'Never Happens Again'

Economy/Business

11:31am
The New North. UW Oshkosh COVID-19 impact survey: Wisconsin businesses wrestle with making short - versus long-term changes to operations.
11:13am
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. New report promotes economic growth & workforce development in rural Wisconsin.
 

3:31am
CBS 58. City of Milwaukee raises fines for businesses violating COVID-19 restrictions
3:19am
Wisconsin State Journal. Survey of Dane County businesses shows grim outlook should COVID-19 regulations remain

Coronavirus

3:04pm
DHS. Launches new map visualizations providing additional geographic breakdowns for COVID-19 case and death data.
9:14am
Survival Coalition. Update November 24: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and
Older Adults in Wisconsin

3:30am
CBS 58. Nursing homes in the Midwest have seen a 400% spike in COVID-19 cases since September
3:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. As COVID-19 vaccine nears, Wisconsin looks at how to divvy up first doses
3:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin reports 107 COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, as health officials caution against optimism for declining case numbers
3:15am
Racine Journal Times. Racine County: 'Alarming' records for COVID deaths, new cases, positive tests in November
3:14am
WKOW. In strained hospitals, exposed workers asked to come back during quarantine
3:14am
Spectrum News. Health Care Workers, Nursing Home Residents Should Be Vaccinated First, CDC Panel Recommends
3:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. For First Time In Months, Wisconsin's COVID-19 Cases Are Declining. Experts Say It May Not Last.
3:08am
WISC. 277 more hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wisconsin, over 100 new deaths confirmed

Statewide

11:44am
Arts Wisconsin. Small Community Forum | December 16, 10-12 noon.
9:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio.
A Children’s Winter Holiday, Seasonal Music And Vintage Recordings Highlight
Wisconsin Public Radio’s Holiday Celebration

Courts

2:21pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - order. 
2:19pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - Motion to file non-party brief of the Liberty Justice Center in support of petitioners. 
2:18pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - Non-party brief of the Liberty Justice Center in support of petitioners. 
12:07pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - Appendix to response of proposed respondent-intervenors Democratic National Committee and the Biden Electors. 
12:06pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - Motion to intervene of proposed invervenor-respondents Democratic National Committee and the Biden Electors.
12:05pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - Response of the proposed respondent - intervenors Margaret Eg Andrietsch, Shelia Stubbs, Ronald Martin, Mandela Barnes, Khary Penebaker, Mary Arnold, Patty Schachtner, Shannon Holsey, Tony Evers, and Benjamin Wikler to emergency petition for original action.
11:41am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - Response to petition for original action of respondents George L. Christensen, Timothy H. Posnanski, Richard Baas, and Dawn Martin. 
11:39am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Dane County's reponse to petition for original action on behalf of Scott McDonell, Dane County Clerk; Alan A. Arnsten & Joyce Waldrop, members of the Dane County Board of Canvassers and appendix. 
11:31am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - Response of respondents Wisconsin Elections Commission and Commissioner Ann Jacobs. 
3:54am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Motion to admit non-resident attorneys pro hac vice. 
3:52am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - Appendix to Gov. Evers' opposition to petition for original action. 
3:51am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - Governor Tony Evers' opposition to petition for original action. 

3:23am
WISN. Evers: Trump's election lawsuit seeks to disenfranchise thousands of Wisconsin voters
3:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP candidate says he was used without permission as a plaintiff in lawsuit to overturn Wisconsin election results
3:10am
WKOW. ‘It is a shocking and outrageous assault on our democracy:’ Gov. Evers responds to President Donald Trump’s lawsuit

Education

3:49pm
Edgewood College. Remembering President Emeritus Jim Ebben.
3:41pm
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. The UW Now livestream: vaccine development and distribution.
3:38pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Files brief on behalf of Burlington resident who says her children experienced racial harassment in Burlington Schools.
2:52pm
UW-Platteville. Confucius Institute to celebrate 2021 Chinese New Year.
2:51pm
UW-Platteville. Students adapt to online learning, credit professors with transition.
2:51pm
UW-Platteville. Seven years of driftless oaks research project published.
1:55pm
UW-Stevens Point. First United Against Hate student chapter begins at UW-Stevens Point.
1:19pm
UW-River Falls. Annual art scholarship goes virtual at UW-River Falls.
10:58am
UW-Madison. New game helps refugee camp kids become academic ‘stars.’
9:54am
AWSA. Names Rhinelander’s Kari Strebig Wisconsin Associate Principal of the Year
9:15am
UW-Madison. Restorative Justice Summit. 
9:14am
UW-Stout. Virtual observations in area schools teach art education majors power of adaptability, empathy

3:32am
WQOW. UPDATE: ECASD to return to blended learning model Dec. 10

Local

9:38am
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. Thanks Election Commission for successfully completing the recount. 
3:44am
City of Madison. Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Award in Public Discourse Winner is Rabbi Bonnie Margulis

9:17am
WTMJ. Milwaukee’s record year solemnly continues as county tops 200 homicides with a month left

Congress

9:12am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Senate Unanimously Passes Baldwin’s Bipartisan Legislation to Stop Student Debt Relief Scams

3:13am
Politico. Education Department pauses student loan bills, awaiting Congress or Trump to act
3:12am
CNBC. McConnell shoots down bipartisan $900 billion coronavirus stimulus plan as stalemate drags on

Politics

3:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As Trump pursues a lawsuit, partisan fractures emerge on the Wisconsin Elections Commission
3:11am
Racine Journal Times. Several Republicans call for resignation of Wisconsin election chair
3:09am
AP. Disputing Trump, Barr says no widespread election fraud

Tuesday December 1, 2020

Governor

9:42am
Gov. Evers. Nearly 60,000 Wisconsinites get covered during first three weeks of open enrollment through Healthcare.gov. 

Budget

9:07am
LFB. Overivew of state agency major request items. 

Legislative

5:18pm
Speaker Vos. Assembly GOP unveil COVID-19 legislation.  LFB Memo.
4:52pm
Sen. Bernier. A voice from West-Central Wisconsin. 
3:57pm
Sen. LeMahieu. Senate plan to fund emergency COVID-19 response.
3:44pm
Rep. Steineke. Statement on departure of JFC Co-Chair Nygren.
2:53pm
Sen-elect Agard. Statement on Wisconsin Election Commission meeting.
2:31pm
Rep. Novak. Statement: retirement of Rep. John Nygren.
2:26pm
Sen. Darling. Statement on resignation of Representative John Nygren.
2:09pm
Rep. August. Thanks Nygren for services to state.
2:01pm
Rep. Born. Thanks Rep. Nygren for his service.
1:49pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Statement on legislative accomplishments of JFC Co-Chair Rep. John Nygren.
1:41pm
Speaker Vos. Statement: Rep. John Nygren's departure from Assembly.
1:36pm
Rep. Nygren. To resign seat in State Assembly.
10:54am
Sen. Stroebel. Honored to be appointed Vice-Chair of Joint Finance Committee. 
10:34am
Sen.-elect Felzkowski. Appointed to Joint Committee on Finance. 
10:13am
Sen.-Elect Ballweg. Appointed to Joint Committee on Finance. 
10:12am
Sen. Marklein. Applauds Senate appointments to Joint Committee on Finance. 
10:11am
Sen. LeMahieu. Appoints 2021-22 Finance Committee members. 

3:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Pharmacies Ask State For Regulatory Reform To Help Distribute Coronavirus Vaccine

State Agencies

3:13pm
DOJ. 49 AGs urge congress to pass extension for CARES Act funding as pandemic impacts economy.
2:42pm
DOR. Wisconsin audit initiative provides 38 to 1 return on investment.
1:30pm
DNR. Wisconsin Walleye Management Plan virtual meeting Dec. 15.
1:15pm
DATCP. Grants available for Wisconsin exporters seeking to grow e-commerce capabilities in Chinese markets.
12:57pm
Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association. WisDOT SE region earns road building recognition.
12:38pm
DNR. Nine-day deer hunt harvest totals and license sales now available.
9:02am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter December 2020. 
9:01am
DOC. Closing a cell hall at Waupun Correctional Institution. 

1:47pm
U.S. News & World Report. More Hunters Afield, More Deer Taken in Wisconsin This Fall
10:31am
WKOW. Medium-security inmates moved from Waupun as state prison population declines

Economy/Business

3:26pm
The New North. To offer free economic outlook for state, region on Dec. 9.
2:48pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Economic activity softens, WI bank customers continue leveraging industry strength during pandemic as PPP defines quarterly numbers.
12:39pm
Community Partners. Release fall business survey results.
11:33am
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, Green Masters Program. Announces 23 companies that have achieved Green Masters status - to be recognized at virtual conference on Dec 8th & 9th.
11:31am
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Virtual conference will focus on a return to basics to build a sustainable future.

10:18am
Wall Street Journal. Northwestern Mutual Targets Resources to Black Tech Founders
3:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin restaurants that follow federal, state and local guidelines highlighted in 'Ready to Serve Safely' campaign

Coronavirus

1:33pm
Reps. Doyle, Billings, Oldenburg. Area legislators ask community to support our health care workers by following COVID-19 safety precautions.

3:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 7-Day Average Of New COVID-19 Cases Reaches Lowest Point In A Month
3:10am
CBS 58. More than 2,900 WI health care workers had symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 in November
3:09am
USA Today. 'Am I dying?': Wisconsin nurse describes acting as family to COVID-19 patients who worry and suffer alone
3:09am
WKOW. 6 new deaths, 96 more hospitalized for COVID-19 in Wisconsin
3:07am
WAOW. Speaker Vos, Congressman Pocan appear in latest bipartisan ‘Stop the Spread,’ campaign video
3:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison East High School student may be youngest yet to die of COVID-related illness in Wisconsin

Statewide

3:02pm
Alzheimer's Association. Adrian Amos exceeds $50,000 in donations and kicks off new fundraiser to fight alzheimer's.
10:33am
Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. Notice of Executive Director position opening. 
9:44am
Alliant Energy. Offers 25 innovation scholarships. 
9:39am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Alcohol, speeding deaths fuel increase in crash fatalities. 
9:37am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Mayor Meyer appointed to Board. 

10:29am
U.S. News & World Report. Report: Auto Fatalities up in Wisconsin Despite Less Driving

Courts

3:59pm
Rep. Allen. Rogue election officials ignored laws.
2:48pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - order.
9:54am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - Memo in support of petition for original action. 
9:53am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Trump v. Evers - Petition for original action.
9:38am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Opposes Jensen/WILL Petition to WI Supreme Court to Short-Circuit 2021 Redistricting Process
3:11am
WMC. Court Grants WMC’s Request for a Temporary Injunction on the Release of Business Names Allegedly Connected to COVID-19 Cases

10:28am
Sheboygan Press. Trump sues to try to reverse Wisconsin's election results
3:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge, citing possible 'scarlet letter' for firms, allows suit over COVID data to continue

Education

3:42pm
UW-Eau Claire. Blugolds in med school prepare to become physicians.
3:30pm
UW-Madison. Recognized for its water- and energy-saving initiatives.
2:57pm
Marquette University. United Way president to go ‘On the Issues,’ Dec. 2.
1:54pm
UW-Whitewater. Physics alumnus heads NASA observatory.
1:10pm
UW-Stout. Alum named Minnesota career and technical education teacher of the year.
11:25am
UW-Green Bay. It’s Giving Tuesday and not-for-profits need your help.
4:04am
UW-Whitewater. UW-Whitewater sets graduate program enrollment record

3:25am
Racine Journal Times. City still enforcing school closures under Safer Racine ordinance, despite Supreme Court pausing similar order
3:12am
AP. Study: Students falling behind in math during pandemic
3:08am
WSAW. Nursing instructor shortage impacts quality of health care in Wisconsin

Local

8:59am
Waukesha County Parks and Land Use. Reminds residents of safe disposal for household medical sharps. 

Congress

10:26am
The Hill. Bipartisan, bicameral group unveils $908 billion coronavirus proposal

Politics

1:38pm
RPW. President Trump lawsuit highlights indefinitely confined voter increase.

3:11am
Wisconsin Watch. Wisconsin GOP official bucks Trump and draws backlash: ‘There is no fraud in this election’
3:11am
NBC 15. AG Kaul: Recount shows election was secure, accuses Trump campaign of ‘Jim Crow strategy’
3:07am
CNBC. Arizona and Wisconsin officially declare Biden beat Trump in those states
3:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Tony Evers authorizes Biden electors as Wisconsin certifies election results

 

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