The Wheeler Report - Covering the Wisconsin Legislature since 1972

Friday February 24, 2017 - Updated 4:34pm

Governor

1:05pm
Reuters. U.S. governors prepare wish lists for Trump infrastructure promise.

Budget

1:07pm
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. (Updated) Proposed state budget relies on surplus now, revenue growth later to boost new spending.
12:11pm
Sen. Darling and Rep. Nygren. Letter to Congressional delegation regarding Medicaid block grant funding. 
5:18am
ETF. Provides intial review of 2017-2019 state budget.

4:28am
WXOW. Higher registration fees, tollways, gas tax: Experts offer long-term solutions to transportation issues.
4:25am
Beloit Daily News. Walker vows to complete I-39/90 work.
4:20am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Walker seeks to move public notices to online.

Legislative

1:43pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Announces in-district listening sessions.
12:58pm
Rep. Brostoff. Condemns use of WI State Troopers against NoDAPL water protectors.
11:38am
Speaker Vos. Members of Assembly GOP urge support of U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Letter to Sens. Johnson, Baldwin.
10:52am
Rep. Katsma. Statement on Jay Risch's appointment as Department of Financial Institutions secretary.
9:22am
Rep. Taylor. No winners in Tony Robinson tragedy, but there is a way forward.
8:26am
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: Internationl Women's Day March 8th, 2016.
5:13am
Reps. Spreitzer, Zamarripa. Statement on the withdrawal of federal protections for transgender students.

4:31am
Wisconsin Law Journal. Cannabis oil bill heads to full Assembly.
4:21am
Wisconsin State Journal. Lawmaker considering bill to make job offer deals between candidates illegal.

State Agencies

4:20pm
DWD. Lt. Governor Kleefisch and Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson announce available Youth Apprenticeship grants for the 2017-18 school year.
1:44pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Feb. 27-March 5.
9:21am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Feb. 27-March 3.
5:12am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

8:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Ethics Commission records taken in John Doe leak probe.
4:23am
Daily Reporter. State looking to Wangard team for SE Wisconsin crime-lab project.

Economy/Business

5:20am
Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year. Seven companies win 29th annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards.
5:17am
Current Young Professionals. Future 15 Young Professional Awards presented.

Statewide

3:02pm
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Menominee River NAGPRA Affiliation Claim confirmed. 
1:42pm
Functional Biosciences. Achieves CLIA compliance.

4:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin sees spike in flu cases compared to 2016.

Courts

4:22pm
Sen. Hansen. Republicans should stop playing politics with taxpayers' money and adopt non-partisan redistricting reform.
3:36pm
WI Institute for Law and Liberty.  Responds to WI Supreme Court ruling in Voces de la Frontera v. David Clarke. 
2:50pm
Fair Elections Project. Calls upon Legislature to focus on fair map drawing process. 
1:45pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. State Supreme Court sides with Sheriff Clarke in lawsuit brought by Voces de la Frontera.
1:06pm
One Wisconsin Now. Federal court hears oral arguments in appeals on One Wisconsin Institute, et. al. v. Thomsen, et. al.
11:31am
Voces de la Frontera. Responds to disgraceful state Supreme Court ruling.
8:33am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Voces de la Frontera v. David A. Clarke, Jr.

4:34pm
Courthouse News Service. Seventh Circuit gives little hope to opponents of Wisconsin voter ID law.
1:00pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Schimel files appeal with SCOTUS over redistricting ruling.
11:44am
Chippewa Herald. Court: Sheriff exempt from releasing immigration records.
8:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal appeals court to hear Wisconsin's voter ID, early voting cases Friday.
4:53am
Reuters. Trump's transgender move puts spotlight on Supreme Court case.

Education

4:17pm
MPS. Board approves district-wide uniform policy.
1:08pm
Marquette University. Catholic friar who advocates for migrants to kick off Marquette Democracy Project spring series.

4:42am
CBS 58. MPS students will wear school uniforms starting in the fall.
4:41am
WAOW. Trump nixing transgender bathroom directive does not impact Wausau schools.
4:22am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Experts weigh in on student debt.
4:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. School officials, advocates weigh in on Trump rollback of transgender bathroom guidance.

Local

4:21pm
Madison Department of Civil Rights. Hires new Affirmative Action Division Manager.
11:32am
Best Western Premier Park Hotel. Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Capitol Square hotel history.
5:14am
Milwaukee County Health and Human Services. Shrout takes on second term as MHB Chair.

4:43am
WFRV. Sturgeon Bay will draft a wheel tax ordinance after a unanimous vote by the common council.
4:18am
Cap Times. Police union: $3.35 million civil rights suit settlement 'casts a pall' over Matt Kenny, other officers.

Congress

4:18pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Invites Lupe Salmeron, a DREAMer, to Trump's Joint Address to Congress.
11:46am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. As foreign favors pile up, Democratic senators call on Trump to halt unconstitutional conduct.

1:02pm
The Hill. Leaked ObamaCare bill outlines GOP plan.
8:22am
New York Times. At Democrat's 'listening session,' concern about Trump, minus the jeers.
4:52am
Bloomberg. GOP Obamacare plan would cover fewer people; blowback grows.
4:51am
USA Today. Cannabis industry roiled by White House comments on enforcement.
4:24am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Town hall crowd airs concerns for Ron Johnson.
4:23am
Fox 11. Sen. Johnson declines invite to town hall in Green Bay.

Politics

4:27am
Washington Examiner. Scott Walker leaning toward third gubernatorial run.
4:18am
Chippewa Herald. Scott Walker compares Trump protests and Act 10 protests: 'Been there, seen that.'
4:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sheriff David Clarke tells conservatives to charge elected officials to end sanctuary cities.