The Wheeler Report - Covering the Wisconsin Legislature since 1972

Monday August 31, 2015 - Updated 5:35am

Governor

5:11am
The Hill. Politicans show sports teams the money on stadiums.
5:09am
La Crosse Tribune. Scott Walker got an earful from voters, including Republicans, on proposed records changes.

Legislative

4:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Another Republican favors fair voting district maps.
4:49am
Fox 6. Bill would allow districts to start clases earlier; restaurant manager worries about impact to staff.

State Agencies

5:24am
Rep. Barca. Statement on Dignitary Protection Unit overtime ruling.

5:16am
Wisconsin State Journal. Emails raise questions of impartiality, suggest Scott Walker was target of John Doe. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
5:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR releases updated Wisconsin fish consumption advisory.
4:59am
WKOW. State must pay OT to Walker's security team retroactive to May 2013.

Statewide

5:35am
Sheboygan Press. Police chase stats riddled with holes.
5:34am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Hundreds hurt, killed when teens get guns.

Courts

5:04am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin AG argues water rules injunction applies nationwide.

Education

5:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW campus officials prepare for new year after tumultuous summer.

Local

5:23am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies arrest 5 drunken drivers in Operation Drive Sober.

Politics

5:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Center sours on Scott Walker; support drops among independents, outstate voters.
5:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Four Republicans vie to fill Waukesha County Assembly seat.
5:16am
The Hill. Walker: Poll numbers will improve.
5:12am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin governor calls building northern wall along Canadian border a legitimate issue.
5:01am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Russ Feingold speaks to Door County Dems.
5:00am
La Crosse Tribune. Muslim advocate: Scott Walker is 'enabling ISIS' with 'racial Islam' rhetoric.
4:57am
Washington Post. What happened to Scott Walker?
4:55am
Real Clear Politics. Walker stalls in Trump traffic.
4:53am
The Guardian. Scott Walker's new immigration hard line could harm Wisconsin's farmers.

Friday August 28, 2015

Legislative

3:20pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Announces Senate committee changes.
1:20pm
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on Racine Teachers Unions press conference.
1:14pm
Rep. Steffen. Bill to eliminate healthcare golden parachute for legislators moves forward.
5:12am
Rep. Steffen. Bill to return millions of dollars to Brown County taxpayers moves forward.
5:08am
Sen. Kapenga. To serve as Chair of Senate Committee on Public Benefit & Regulatory Reform.

2:02pm
WISN. Wisconsin bill could ban minors from using tanning beds.
2:00pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Scott Walker's many trips need more transparency.
1:22pm
Racine Journal Times. Unions: Proposed bill 'slap in the face' to educators.
5:46am
NBC 26. Some Wisconsin lawmakers hope to reinstate 48 hour handgun bill.
5:02am
Chippewa Herald. AARP backs bill aimed at caregivers.

State Agencies

1:16pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. To meet at Wyalusing State Park.
12:35pm
DNR. Hearings and Meetings, Aug. 31-Sept. 6.
11:26am

ACLU of Wisconsin. Racial justice supporters tell DNR: "We oppose water diversion to Waukesha."

9:06am
DWD. Meeting and hearings, Aug. 31-Sept. 4.
5:14am
DSPS. Meetings, week of Aug. 31.
5:13am
DNR. Outdoor Report.
5:09am
WHEDA. Foundation awards $500,000 in 2015 housing grants.

5:00am
Wall Street Journal. Editorial: We 'the Sheeple.' Wisconsin Reporter.
4:55am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. State waivers expected to resolve dispute involving Amish.
4:55am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Insurance regulator touts Gov. Walker's efforts to boost Obamacare enrollment.

Economy/Business

1:50pm
AG Schimel. NLRB deicsion hinders Wisconsin efforts to attract, create businesses.

6:07am
Washington Post. In landmark case, labor board will let more workers bargain with their employer's employer.
5:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin shows signs of national economic recovery.

Statewide

11:30am
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. Welcomes new program director, McKenzie Hicks.
5:11am
Sierra Club. Announces Autumn Assembly.

12:45pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. CDC: 3 times more Wisconsin children got vaccine exemptions than national average.
5:27am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Marijuana decriminalization spreads across WI.

Courts

4:18pm
AG Schimel. Federal court halts Waters of the United States rule.
9:08am
Highland Wind Farm. St. Croix judge kicks Highland Wind Farm decision back to Wisconsin Public Service Committsiono for additional hearings.

10:06am
U.S. News & World Report. Appeals court sides with Obama administration in dispute over bulk collection of phone records.
5:18am
Janesville Gazette. Things to know: New federal rules protecting streams take effect in some states, not others.
5:17am
The Hill. Federal judge blocks Obama's water rule.

Education

2:19pm
UW-Superior. Freshman & international student enrollment up dramatically.
11:32am
UW-Madison. UW and Madison Fire co-hosting Campus Fire Safety Month.
11:31am
UW-Madison. Convocation offers formal welcome for new students.

5:03am
Chippewa Herald. American Family doubles spending on UW-Madison.

Local

4:21pm
Waukesha Mayor Reilly. Waukesha proposal will not harm the Great Lakes.
1:12pm
Town of Windsor. Takes first step towards incorporation.
1:10pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. City of Milwaukee and Nationstar Mortgage announce five-part plan to assist Milwaukee homeowners.
12:14pm
Compact Implementation Coalition. Legal and technical experts tell DNR Waukesha's application does not comply with Great Lakes Compact.
11:45am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Chief Flynn's gun violence comments disappointing.
11:34am
Milwaukee Ald. Davis. Mayor fails to acknowledge violence crisis.
10:01am
#AllBlackLivesMatterMadison. Protesting Planned Parenthood's racism, past and present, at the Farmers Market on Sat. Aug 29th from 8am-1pm.

12:44pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Common Ground denies 'quid pro quo' between $40M Nationstar deal and change in stance on arena.
11:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Chief Flynn says police need more help from federal prosecutors.
5:25am
Racine Journal Times. Power plant coal pile to double in size.
5:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. City Council will decide if unprecedented investment for Judge Doyle Square is worth it.
5:05am
Beloit Daily News. Leaders poised to back Alliant.

Congress

5:35am
WJFW. Rep. Sean Duffy speaks about Virginia shooting, thinks something should be done about mental health services.

Politics

1:18pm
DPW. Senator Johnson silent on veterans' request to return donation.
9:52am
WisconsinEye. 99th Assembly candidates on possible merger of Tech/UW Colleges.

1:17pm
AP. The latest: Clinton: Democratic party needs ground-up remake.
12:50pm
The Hill. Walker: World worse after Clinton, Obama. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
9:11am
Appleton Post Crescent. Steelworkers endorse Feingold.
5:45am
WQOW. Eau Claire reacts to Walker's proposal to eliminate the Affordable Care Act.
5:42am
WISC. Dairy farmers concerned about immigration discussion.
5:41am
WKOW. Walker releases details on foreign policy speech today: 'America Will Not Be Intimidated.'
5:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's weaknesses, challenges show as GOP race heats up.
5:04am
Janesville Gazette. Walker says US 'cannot afford to lose the fight against radical Islamic terrorists.'