Week in Review – 02/24/17

WEEK IN REVIEW 

  • Wisconsin Public Radio reported AG Schimel appealed the redistricting case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling and Nygren sent a letter to the WI congressional delegation regarding Medicaid funding.
  • Assembly GOP members sent a letter to Sens. Johnson and Baldwin on Supreme Court nominee Gorsuch. Release.
  • Senate Organization approved a ballot to adopt the 2017-18 policy manual. Included in the policy manual is an increase in Senate per diems, according to a Fond du Lac Reporter article.
  • Walker announced the appointments of: Jay Risch as DFI Secretary, and Lon Roberts to PSC.
  • AG Schimel announced an agreement with Adapt Pharma for reduced price naloxone (NARCAN) for state and local government.
  • DOR released collections numbers for January FY2017.
  • DHS reported an increase in the number of flu cases.
  • Tony Evers and Lowell Holtz advanced from Tuesday’s primary election and will face each other in the April 4 general election. Wisconsin State Journal.
  • The Audit Committee held a hearing on the DOT Audit, and approved introduction of a bill to address LAB’s recommendations for legislative action. LAB Presentation.
  • DOA released the 2017-19 Capital Budget.
  • Legislation introduced/circulated: