The Wheeler Report - Covering the Wisconsin Legislature since 1972

Wednesday May 4, 2016 - Updated 4:59pm

Governor

4:01pm
Gov. Walker. Approves rule requiring drug testing for unemployment insurance recipients.
12:36pm
Gov. Walker. Highlights manufacturing in Wisconsin at Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
10:26am
Gov. Walker. Proclaims State Employee Recognition Day.

Legislative

4:30pm
Rep. Sargent. Letter to Audit Committee Co-Chairs requesting WEDC audit.
4:03pm
Rep. Novak. Receives WISCAP Human Services Award.
4:02pm
Rep. Czaja. Wisconsin to lead the nation in fab labs.
3:17pm
Rep. Nygren. Area schools to receive additional funding for libraries.
9:50am
Rep. Rohrkaste. Receives Alzheimer's Association Outstanding Advocacy Award.
9:49am
Wisconsin Coalition to Save Civil Service. Calls for repeal of Act 150.
4:56am
Rep. Zamarripa. Column: The disheartening hypocrisy of Rep. Rodriguez. Spanish.

4:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Take time on Family Care overhaul.
4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republican lawmaker renews effort for 'bathroom bill' in Wisconsin.

State Agencies

1:45pm
DFI. Lending, net income on the rise at state-chartered credit unions.
12:37pm
WEDC. German state of Hessen dignitaries tour Wisconsin research, industry and education facilities.
12:29pm
AG Schimel. Celebrates record-breaking drug take-back day.
12:28pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Pewaukee resident is $2,000,000 Powerball winner.
12:27pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Stevens Point resident claims $350,000 SuperCash! ticket.
12:26pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Rosendale man claims $81,000 Badger 5 jackpot.

4:10am
Fox 11. DNR study finds a number of contaminated wells in Kewaunee County.
4:09am
WISC. State health officials defend outbreak investigation.

Economy/Business

12:26pm
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Harley-Davidson is newest Platinum Founding Member.

4:17am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Cyber attack nabs 2015 W-2 forms of Mercury Marine workers.
4:12am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Caterpillar to move some South Milwaukee employees to new Arizona surface mining HQ.

Statewide

3:21pm
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, End Domestic Abuse WI. Agencies meet with national leader on best responses to trauma.
12:45pm
Clark & Gotzler. Shelia Conroy joins.

3:27pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's two medical schools say doctor shortage is real.
4:07am
Appleton Post Crescent. Division in Wisconsin's drug fight?
4:07am
WAOW. Zika virus not detected in Wisconsin, but Lyme disease is on the rise.

Courts

4:32am
Governing. In South Dakota, a test case for online sales taxes.

Education

4:46pm
Rep. Subeck. Responds to Republican attack on UW Madison faculty.
2:49pm
Rep. Wachs. Statement on GOP response to UW-Madison Faculty Senate vote.
11:05am
UW-Stout. STEPS for Girls marks 20th year; STEM, design camps offered.
9:17am
UW-Platteville. Study ranks UW-Platteville a 'Best Value College.'
8:39am
UW-Madison. Researchers track critical development in the young brain.
4:59am
MPS. History teacher wins state Teacher of the Year award, nominated for national award.
4:53am
UW-Rock County. Commencement to be held May 18.

4:15am
Stevens Point Journal. UW-Stevens Point launches $30 million campaign.
4:15am
Cap Times. Dane County DA will not prosecute UW-Madison student over campus graffiti.
4:10am
WKBT. Local districts react to bullying ordinance.
4:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republican lawmaker: UW faculty vote shows they're 'out of touch.'

Local

4:14am
Wisconsin State Journal. Report: Minority city employees express differences in treatment compared to whites.
4:11am
WQOW. Eau Claire County Board votes for protected status for jailers.

Congress

4:13am
La Crosse Tribune. Baldwin opiate bill included in Senate VA reform package.

Politics

4:59pm
Vos for Assembly. Statement on Trump campaign.
3:19pm
DPW. New ad blasts Ron Johnson's disastrous ideas to privatize Social Security.
12:35pm
Media Trackers. Feingold fiscal plan reveals hypocrisy, national security ignorance.
12:25pm
One Wisconsin Now. Statements on Trump takeover of GOP.
4:58am
Katsma for 26th Assembly. Announces campaign for re-election.
4:55am
Brostoff for 19th Assembly. Announces re-election bid.

3:29pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Republicans grappling over Donald Trump as nominee.
3:26pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Johnson vows to back Trump as likely GOP nominee.
2:52pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Grothman challengers emerge in race for congress.
2:50pm
WKOW. Gov. Walker will support Trump as GOP nominee.
12:39pm
The Hill. Koch-linked group keeps up attacks on Feingold.
11:15am
Politico. Kasich dropping out of presidential race.
11:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin GOP leader Fitzgerald: 'We're on the Trump train now.'
4:51am
Politico. Republicans consider Clinton over Trump.
4:19am
USA Today. Sanders wins Indiana, but Clinton looks to November.
4:19am
Bloomberg. Trump becomes presumptive Republican nominee as Cruz exits race.
4:18am
Reuters. How 'Stop Trump' failed to halt the Republican front runner.
4:17am
River Falls Journal. Libertarian Burke will seek Congressional post.
4:13am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Hunt to run for 67th Assembly seat.
4:06am
Northlands News Center. Johnson promises economic priority in Superior campaign stop.

Tuesday May 3, 2016

Governor

1:44pm
CNN Money. 4 U.S. governors on jobs: Not enough workers.

Legislative

3:30pm
Sen. Lassa. Column: Teacher appreciation and Wisconsin's teacher shortage.
10:46am
Rep. Hesselbein. Receives Alzheimer's 'Outstanding Advocacy' Award.

5:33am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Wisconsin must get tougher on drunken drivers.
5:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Democratic lawmakers prod U.S. Attorney General on voter ID court challenge.

State Agencies

3:53pm
DHS. Update: Elizabethkingia Anophelis outbreak.
3:29pm
DNR. Weekly news update for the week of May 3, 2016.
3:29pm
BCPL. $12.3 million for community projects.
11:26am
DATCP. Nomination period open for Wisconsin Soybean Board.
9:56am
DOR. New Deputy Secretary appointed.
9:18am
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter, May 2016.
5:44am
DOT. Last month was tied for the fourth safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII.

11:00am
Janesville Gazette. Tests show child with Elizabethkingia has different strain.
4:58am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Democrats seek answers on WEDC outsourcing clawbacks.

Economy/Business

2:28pm
Alliant Energy. Launches solar education and research initiative. Brochure.
9:17am
WEC Energy Group. Posts first quarter results.
5:48am
Paper Machinery Corporation. Becomes employee-owned company.

5:34am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Brown County tourism impact tops $1 billion.
5:15am
La Crosse Tribune. Officials questions study on Gunderson profit.
5:11am
WKOW. Labor force that drives Wisconsin dairy industry seeks legal immigration status amid volatile political rhetoric.
5:09am
WFRV. Mercury Marine hacked, employees' personal information stolen.

Statewide

1:35pm
UW-Credit Union. Gives members new tool to access their credit scores.
1:15pm
Badger Advocates. Executive Director sought.

5:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Latinos raise unresolved issues during May Day march.

Courts

1:49pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin farmers challenge ban on selling homemade baked goods.
5:19am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Judge denies reinstatement of State 23 expansion.

Education

4:40pm
UW-Stout. Students named winners of Wood, leadership, co-op awards.
1:38pm
MPS. Educator named 'Music Teacher of the Year.'
1:37pm
UW-Madison. Honors jazz band inspires young musicians.
1:36pm
DPI Supt. Evers. (Video) Support your teachers.
1:34pm
UW-River Falls. Undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activity showcased May 4.
11:22am
UW-Madison. Squished cells could shape design of synthetic materials.
9:57am
MPS. Study finds collaborative efforts among education partners improving outcomes at Carver Academy.
5:46am
UW System President Cross, Regents President Millner. On May 2 UW-Madison Faculty Senate resolution.

10:58am
Cap Times. UW-Madison profs hope no-confidence vote leads to a 'wave' of similar measures.
5:16am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Eau Claire school board considers pay scale.
5:13am
WTMJ. Transgender UWM student says she's been discriminated against on campus.
4:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW-Madison's smoke-free policy now includes E-cigarettes.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. No-confidence vote by UW faculty passes overwhelmingly.
4:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW-Madison faculty declare 'no confidence' in Board of Regents, UW System president. Badger Herald. Daily Cardinal.

Local

1:21pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. ICYMI: Milwaukee Downtown to sponsor screening of 30 Seconds Away: Breaking the Cycle to benefit Milwaukee County's Housing First Initiative.
1:13pm
UW-Madison. Biomass blues: Breaking up not so hard to do.
10:32am
Milwaukee Common Council. Nominees sought for 2016 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award.

5:50am
NBC 26. Shawano bullying ordinance gets support and concern as police call for "collaboration."
5:07am
WQOW. April presidential visits rack up a bill for Eau Claire.

Congress

2:24pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Westby's Fair Shake honored by White House as "Champion of Change."
1:18pm
One Wisconsin Now. Is Ron Johnson doing his job?
1:17pm
DPW. President Obama to Ron Johnson: Stop playing politics with SCOTUS and do your job!
9:29am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Bipartisan Jason Simcakoski Memorial Act continues to move forward.

9:59am
Washington Post. Default at hand, Congress faces new pressure to act on Puerto Rico.
5:14am
WAOW. Rep. Sean Duffy talks issues at town hall.
5:03am
Politico. Obama takes Garland plea to Senate battleground states.

Politics

9:19am
Shrader for 50th Assembly. Community looking for results, not rhetoric.
5:47am
DPW. Senator Johnson to voters: I've made things much worse; give me a second chance.

2:52pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Democrats unveil partial delegate list for national convention.
5:17am
Janesville Gazette. Allison Hetz announces Assembly bid.
5:14am
WXOW. Seven delegates chosen to attend Democratic National Convention.
5:12am
CBS 58. Mandela Barnes says he's running for Milwaukee County not against Lena Taylor.
5:04am
WBAY. 6 months to election, Sen. Johnson, Feingold campaigns in full swing.
5:02am
The Hill. Freedom Partners Action Fund launches ad buys in Wisconsin, Nevada.
5:01am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Ron Johnson: Democrats are denying reality.

Local Politics

5:06am
WISN. Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm runs for re-election, defends record.