The Wheeler Report - Covering the Wisconsin Legislature since 1972

Wednesday July 30, 2014 - Updated 12:09pm

Governor

5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Faith leaders prod Scott Walker on alleged inmate abuse.

Legislative

12:09pm
Sen. Risser, Rep. Hintz. Follow-up lettter to DOA Sec. Huebsch regarding state property.
11:46am
Reps. Jorgensen, Milroy, Wachs. Democratic legislators lead efforts to restore justice for Wisconsin veterans. LRB-4436.
10:04am
Sen. Jauch; Reps. Milroy, Bewley, Smith. Northern lawmakers call on federal regulators to address coal shortages. Letter to Surface Transportation Board Chairman.

State Agencies

10:54am
DOT. Wisconsin State Patrol to join law enforcement agencies across the country for intensified enforcement of I-90/I-94.
10:13am
DHS. New report details the burden of suicide in Wisconsin.
10:06am
WEDC. Change in state tax credit law expected to help spur development throughout Wisconsin.
5:22am
DWD. Deputy Secretary Barry congratulates two graduates of job training program for people with disabilities,

Economy/Business

9:49am
Wisconsin Building Trades. Hulsey's plan would kill jobs; building trades oppose appeal of Enbridge project.
7:37am
Bureau of Economic Analysis. GDP: Second quarter 2014.
7:36am
Integrys Group. Exelon's Constellation business acquiring Integrys Energy services to grow competitive retail energy supply business.
6:13am
Wisconsin Energy Corporation. Posts 2014 second quarter and first half results.

8:06am
Bloomberg. Economy in U.S. grows more than forecast.
5:06am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Small-business optimism fades despite hiring plans.

Courts

7:34am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Donyil Leeiton Anderson, Sr.
7:34am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Amoun Sayaovong.
7:33am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. David V. Moss.

Education

11:04am
Marquette University. History professor receives Way Klingler Sabbatical Award.

5:10am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Students searching for answers to lake's blue-green algae problem.

Local

10:14am
Milwaukee County Sup. Weishan. Pushes ahead with arena resolutions.

5:12am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: City's police and fire unions must start contributing to retirement.
5:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tom Barrett accuses DOC of making Milwaukee 'oversaturated' with sex offenders.
5:07am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Regional surveys show generational divide in highway, transit debate.

Congress

10:55am
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Wisconsin voices tell Senate Judiciary Committee to prevent domestic violence killings.
10:08am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Applauds announcement that Wisconsin seniors have saved over $202 million on prescription drug costs under Affordable Care Act.
9:33am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Introduces the UAC State Authority Act.
5:16am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on Republican lawsuit against President Obama.
5:15am
U.S. Reps. Pocan, Wilson. Introduce Relief for Underwater Student Borrowers Act.

5:39am
WKOW. Local lawmakers weigh in ahead of expected U.S. House vote on lawsuit against Obama admin.
5:11am
Capital Times. Mark Pocan to introduce another bill aimed at tackling student loan debt.

Federal Agencies

5:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. FDA backs down on proposal to change how breweries treat spent grain.
5:17am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EPA hears praise, criticism of new air rules.

Politics

11:36am
Kremer for State Assembly. Endorsed by three pro-life organizations.
11:07am
Melchert for State Treasurer. Endorsed by the Sun Prairie Star.
10:52am
Leibham for Congress. Wins debate in Fond du Lac.
9:39am
Burke for Governor. Small businesses give Wisconsin a C- ...no wonder we're dead last.
8:01am
Adamczyk for State Treasurer.  Calls on DPI to reform food reimbursements.
7:39am
WMC. Statement on outsourcing debate between Wisconsin gubernatorial candidates.
5:23am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. A dozen legislative and statewide candidates have told CC/WI of their support for non-partisan redistricting reform thus far.

8:39am
Sun Prairie Star. Editorial: August 12 primary endorsements.
5:35am
CBS 58. Candidate for Congress renews push for stricter gun control.
5:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Despite campaign politics, Gov. Scott Walker should support Trek.
5:20am
Sheboygan Press. GOP nominees on debate hot seat Wednesday.
5:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Mary Burke attended 96% of school board meetings during last year.

Tuesday July 29, 2014

Governor

4:55pm
Gov. Walker. Attends EAA AirVenture.
12:42pm
WISDOM. Open letter to Gov. Walker regarding Department of Corrections.

Legislative

1:21pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Recognized as Friend of Public Health.
12:43pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Column: Milwaukee's violent crime epidemic.
11:33am
Rep. Goyke. Advocates for new development at Milwaukee City Campus site.
10:08am
Sen. Lassa. Column: Don't throw our schools into chaos.
9:58am
Rep. Mason. Elected chair of the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus.

State Agencies

4:29pm
DVA. Nominations sought for Wisconsin Woman Veteran of the Year Award.
4:24pm
DOT. Focusing on the future, WisDOT releases Wisconsin State Airport System Plan 2030.
12:54pm
DNR. Weekly news.
5:45am
Freedom from Religion Foundation. Requests more records from Wis. 'commissioner of disinformation.'

5:18am
WMTV. Railroad Commissioner: Train crashes linked to train volume.
5:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Elections agency director predicts 15 percent voter turnout in August primary.

Economy/Business

5:11am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Alta Resources to add about 600 jobs in Neenah.
5:04am
La Crosse Tribune. Dairyland Power: Rail backlog could force plant closure.
5:01am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Assurant Health to pay $30.8M in Obamacare rebates - most in nation.

Statewide

3:07pm
AIDS Network. Wisconsin AIDS Ride 2014.
11:59am
Wisconsin Women in Government. Announces 2014 Board of Directors and leadership team.

5:09am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Immigrant kids should not be sent to Wis.
5:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. August primary will be first Wisconsin election with limited early voting.

Courts

1:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge declines to widen lawsuit against secret probe.
11:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Supreme Court set to issue three major rulings Thursday.
9:22am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Act 10, voter ID, domestic registry decisions near.
5:09am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Appeals court upholds Saratoga dairy decision.

Education

4:30pm
UW-Madison. Tricking plants to see the light may control the most important twitch on earth.
3:09pm
Marquette University. Professor inducted into prestigious nursing academy.
3:08pm
UW-Stout. Professor's blog post published by leading literary magazine.
2:17pm
UW-Madison. UW-Madison Day brings slice of campus to State Fair.
2:11pm
UW-Stevens Point. Longtime university administrator donates land on Flume Creek.

1:18pm
Chippewa Herald. To the Core: Standards in limbo for now.
5:16am
Janesville Gazette. Area school officials want state to stay the course on Common Core.

Local

12:01pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Expands lake weed eating fleet to cut more phosphorus out of local lakes.
11:34am
City of Madison. Hepatitis C - a silent epidemic.

5:14am
Fox 11. Green Bay alderman proposes ban on cell phones while driving.
5:13am
WKBT. Lawsuit against city gains 32 plaintiffs.
5:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tom Barrett signs ordinance limiting where sex offenders can live.

Congress

4:27pm
One Wisconsin Now. U.S. Rep. Pocan authors new legislation to aid student loan borrowers.
4:26pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Discusses situation in Israel on MSNBC.
12:45pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Efforts to address VA medical staff shortage included in bipartisan compromise to reform the VA.
12:44pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. On introduction of USA FREEDOM Act in the Senate.
5:19am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Urges Department of Transportation to help make Bakken crude oil less dangerous.

1:19pm
Daily Reporter. Senate to vote on highway money as deadline looms.
5:37am
Bloomberg. Obama said to plan giving millions U.S. work permits.

Politics

4:23pm
Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. The "two-party system" at work.
2:21pm
Kurtz for Congress. Launches radio ads in 3rd District.
1:48pm
RPW. Voters can't trust Mary Burke.
1:23pm
Burke for Governor. Backlash II: "Laughable."
12:54pm
Richards for Attorney General. State Rep. Terese Berceau endorses.
12:46pm
Melchert for State Treasurer. Again gets highest possible rating from National Rifle Association.
12:02pm
DPW. Scott Walker's fire sale on state property.
10:01am
RPW. Announces African American Engagement Advisory Council.
5:20am
Grothman for Congress. Closing the border a matter of national security.

11:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Democratic Assembly candidates in northern Wisconsin say Act 10 has caused 'teacher flight.'
10:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mary Burke hits Gov. Scott Walker on 250,000 jobs promise.
10:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mary Burke: Trek attack show Scott Walker's 'desperation.'
5:15am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Walker TV ad says taxpayers could lose $25 million under Burke-era move.
5:12am
Appleton Post Crescent. Happ opposes criminalizing first-time OWI offenses.
5:08am
Janesville Gazette. Trades, construction council endorses Sheridan.
5:05am
Beloit Daily News. AG candidate seeks protection for seniors.