The Wheeler Report - Covering the Wisconsin Legislature since 1972

Monday August 29, 2016 - Updated 7:09am

Governor

4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State funds a downpayment, not transformation.

Budget

4:20am
La Crosse Tribune. Editorial: Increase investment in UW.
4:18am
Wisconsin State Journal. Experts disagree on value of 'performance-based' funding Scott Walker will seek for UW.

Legislative

4:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. State leaders grapple with internet-fueled economic changes.
4:15am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Educators: Poverty part of student achievement gap.

State Agencies

5:16am
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. (Updated) Governor Walker, DHS and PSW debut statewide standing order for Naloxone.
5:14am
DATCP. Issues consumer advisory for cottage cheese produced by Westby Cooperative Creamery.

6:57am
Cap Times. Neglecting Wisconsin's vets: Residents suffer at King home while state reallocates surplus money.
4:20am
Chippewa Herald. State spent $9.7M on merit bonus.
4:14am
Chippewa Herald. DNR delays raises doubts about vow to fend off more cuts.

Economy/Business

4:21am
Wisconsin State Journal. Another bad rap for Wisconsin startup activity draws both jeers and grim affirmation.

Statewide

5:13am
Wisconsin Right to Life. 140 lives saved from abortion in 2015.
5:11am
Pro-Life Wisconsin. Celebrates reduced abortion stats.

7:09am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. USDA to purchase surplus eggs.
5:21am
Wisconsin Watch. Strong public support, pleas from grieving family fail to move Wisconsin on gun background checks.

Courts

4:18am
NBC News. Appeals court OKs Wisconsin's strict voter ID law.

Education

5:12am
Marquette University. Mathematics, statistics and computer science professor receives Way Klingler Young Scholars Award.

4:33am
Fox 11. Investigates: School districts dealing with teacher shortage.
4:16am
Wausau Daily Herald. Merrill School Board to be prosecuted.

Local

5:18am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 11 arrests.

Politics

5:20am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. In Wisconsin, election observers are welcome but they must follow rules.
5:19am
Constitution Party of Wisconsin. Vote pro-life in 2016.
5:18am
Penebaker for 5th Congress. Response to Trump statement on gun violence.
5:17am
Taylor for 76th Assembly. (Updated) Community lines up behind Rep. Taylor.

4:19am
The Hill. Dem Senate candidate: Foundation should 'probably' shutter if Clinton wins.

Friday August 26, 2016

Governor

3:59pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Wisconsin banks applaud Gov. Walker's $4.5 million allocation to Milwaukee.
3:51pm
Gov. Walker. Announces expanded access to Naloxone.
3:11pm
Rep. Goyke. State investment in Sherman Park and Milwaukee a first step in right direction - calls for sustained commitment.
12:40pm
Gov. Walker. Revised: Announces $4.5 million plan to build workforce and rebuild neighborhoods in Milwaukee.
12:36pm
Citizen Action of WI. Walker economic plan for Milwaukee offers nothing up to scale of the problem.

4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker to send $4.5 million more to Milwaukee.
4:31am
Cap Times. Scott Walker says performance-based funding is working at tech schools, but is it too soon to tell?

Budget

5:40am
WIZM. Tollways could be way to fund road projects in Wisconsin.
5:39am
Chippewa Herald. Terry Moulton: State Transportation Fund seeing lower revenues from taxes, fees.

Legislative

1:53pm
Reps. Bowen, Goyke. Call on the United States Department of Justice to take over the investigation into the shooting of Sylville Smith. Letter.
1:03pm
Rep. Subeck. On Women's Equality Day, Representative Lisa Subeck calls for end to Republican attacks.
12:38pm
Sen. Bewley. Republican's plan: Tax breaks for millionaires and tax increases for local property owners.
11:36am
Rep. Sargent. Celebrates Women's Equality Day.
9:23am
Sen. Carpenter. Ethics Commisioners should be banned from making campaign contributions.

State Agencies

2:35pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Standing order for Naloxone has potential to save countless lives.
12:36pm
DNR. Public hearings and meetings update.
9:23am
DATCP. Safe school lunches are cool, literally.
4:49am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

3:26pm
WKOW. Gov. Walker allows pharmacists to dispense heroin ovedose drug without a prescription.

Economy/Business

4:24am
Fox 11. Manitowoc Company begins issuing formal layoff notices.

Statewide

8:18am
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Celebrates Women's Equality Day.

5:16am
Bloomberg. When unemployment falls, thousands of Americans die.
4:21am
Duluth News Tribune. After criticism over prices, Mylan offers discounts on EpiPen.

Courts

4:41pm
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Ruthelle Frank v. Scott Walker/One Wisconsin Institute v. Mark Thomsen - order on petitions for initial hearing en banc.

Education

2:45pm
UW-River Falls. Corpse flower to bloom for the third time.
2:16pm
Freedom From Religion Foundation. Gets Wisconsin religious entity to pay full school fees.
2:08pm
UW-Madison. JVN Day celebrates life of John 'Vietnam' Nguyen.
12:35pm
Marquette University. Marquette and Archdiocese to honor Mother Teresa with Mass; MU hosting archives exhibit for canonization into sainthood.
11:03am
UW-Madison. A visual nudge can disrupt recall of what things look like.
8:21am
UW-River Falls. Brazilian Carnival at UW-River Falls to kick off the Year of Brazil.

1:12pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW-Whitewater dorm back on track.
5:14am
New York Times. How cuts to public universities have driven students out of state.
4:34am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Wisconsin community colleges rank 8th in nation.
4:32am
WKOW. UW System considering per-credit tuition program.
4:28am
Wisconsin Watchdog. Evers accuses school districts of poaching teachers.
4:26am
WISN. UWM 'Just Words' campaign sparks criticism of censorship.
4:25am
WKOW. UW researcher finds male teachers earn more than their female colleagues since Act 10.
4:22am
La Crosse Tribune. Rural districts adapt to increased competition for teachers.

Local

4:53pm
City of Sun Prairie. Local officials help celebrate groundbreaking for new facility for Riddell Sports and Kollege Town Sports.
4:48pm
Riddell. Celebrates groundbreaking on Kollege Town Sports facility in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
3:10pm
Preserve Our Parks. Expresses concern regarding recently released park survey.
3:08pm
MCTS. Last buses pull out of Downtown Transit Center this weekend.
2:50pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Milwaukee County to move forward on $2.3 million investment at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park.
12:56pm
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. City cop proposal price tag: $31.7 million per year.
4:49am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. We WANT you to Pika-choose Milwaukee County Parks.

4:29am
MLive. Great Lakes mayors plan legal challenge to Waukesha water approval.
4:27am
WAOW. Wausau wheel tax proposal finalized.
4:27am
WTMJ. West Allis struggles to fill police officer vacancies.

Congress

12:34pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Announces winners of the 2016 National Park Service Centennial photo contest.
8:24am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Applauds USDA decision to purchase $20 million in cheese for federal nutrition programs.

5:20am
Reuters. Obama's TPP deal won't get Senate vote this year: McConnell.

Politics

2:20pm
Wright for 51st Assembly. Statement on Women's Equality Day.
12:37pm
Assembly Democrats. Women's Equality Day? Not in Rep. Bernier's Wisconsin.
11:37am
Johnson for U.S. Senate. Ron Johnson's daughter rebuts Senator Feingold's lies on Women's Equality Day.
11:35am
White for 68th Assembly. Statement on Women's Equality Day.
10:47am
One Wisconsin Now. What is it with Republicans support of for-profit college scams?
8:22am
Shrader for 50th Assembly. Feingold and Baldwin endorse.
8:20am
Odeen for 10th Senate. Statement on Women's Equality Day.
4:53am
Ferriter for 42nd Assembly. Earns endorsement by environmental groups.
4:52am
Brooks for 50th Assembly. Receives Wisconsin Farm Bureau endorsement.
4:50am
Lloyd for 6th Congress. Endorsed by Our Revolution.

5:41am
Politico. Obamacare sticker shock hits key Senate races.
4:47am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Baker challenges Rohrkaste for Assembly.
4:37am
Wisconsin Law Journal. Milwaukee plans to begin early voting Oct. 10.
4:35am
Beloit Daily News. Feingold comes through Beloit.
4:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Clinton campaign talks about boosting small businesses in Wisconsin.
4:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Trump campaign jabs Feingold on Clinton Foundation.
4:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Feingold, Johnson spar on paycheck fairness.
4:23am
Cap Times. Lena Taylor defends Clinton video linking Trump to Ku Klux Klan.