The Wheeler Report - Covering the Wisconsin Legislature since 1972

Wednesday April 23, 2014 - Updated 5:23am

Governor

5:22am
WXOW. Gov. Walker: Employers looking for one thing.
4:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Trost aide: Walker to sign police bill.
4:56am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker touts low unemployment, surplus in economics forum.

Legislative

5:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers hear testimony on online voter registration at informational hearing.
4:59am
Capital Times. Lake Geneva Republican weighs in on Madison's cab controversy.

Statewide

4:57am
Chippewa Herald. 'Parasites' promote court records online, then offer to remove them for a fee.

Courts

5:06am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Justices back Michigan ban on affirmative action.
4:57am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Ruling allows Buffalo County mine plan to advance.

Local

5:05am
La Crosse Tribune. Rail expansion prompts worries about dangerous cargo, unsafe rail cars.
4:53am
Wisconsin Pubic Radio. La Crosse may soon fine adults that host underage drinking.
4:53am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Dover school development vote deferred at Milwaukee Common Council.

Congress

5:23am
WJFW. Duffy calls out veterans disability claims backlog, teams with congressional delegation to defend Milwaukee office.
5:19am
WBAY. LCS funding brings Armed Services Staff Director to Marinette.
5:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee's Moore decries Paul Ryan's budget as favoring wealthy.

Politics

5:11am
Richards for Attorney General. Calls for restoration of the Public Intervenor Office.

5:21am
WISC. Grothman aims to be 'more conservative' candidate.
5:11am
WEAU. Democratic AG hopeful wants public intervenor back.

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Governor

12:02pm
Gov. Walker. Speaks with La Crosse area business leaders.
10:23am
Wisconsin Aging Network. Aging advocates applaud Family Care expansion.
9:45am
Wisconsin Family Care Association. Statement on governor's decision to expand Family Care to northeast Wisconsin.
6:42am
Gov. Walker. Delivers remarks at Allen Edmonds.

Legislative

1:34pm
Rep. Hulsey. Releases Gov. Walker's assaults on our families, environment - Governor's decisions mean more polluted drinking water, and fewer jobs.
12:40pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Thanks Capitol intern from Whitewater.
11:04am
Sen. Carpenter. Wisconsin should ban powdered alcohol.
6:41am
Rep. August. Questions City of Madison's attack on free enterprise.

2:34pm
Mliwaukee Journal Sentinel. Grothman to reintroduce measure to end affirmative action here.
5:09am
WKBT. WPPA supports law changing deadly force investigations.

State Agencies

4:59pm
DNR. EPA ruling shows Wisconsin air pollution lowest in 30 years.
3:42pm
DPI. Wisconsin is tops again in federal Green Ribbon Schools program.
3:21pm
DNR. Weekly news.
3:18pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces new website dedicated to medical forensics.
12:01pm
DOJ. Milwaukee man sentenced for Medicaid fraud.

2:15pm
La Crosse Tribune. DOJ: Agent let 43 child porn cases languish.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scope widens in Wisconsin Department of Justice child porn case delay.
4:35am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Agency set 1-walleye limit on 173 Wisconsin lakes.

Economy/Business

9:39am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Announces winners of 2014 Business Awards.

5:14am
WBAY. Lockheed Martin markets Littoral Combat Ship internationally.

Statewide

1:40pm
Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance. Ethanol producers target big oil with ads.
1:32pm
AT&T, IndependenceFirst, River Run Computers, Rocket Clicks. Recycle old electronics this Earth Week to benefit people with disabilities.
11:07am
American Federation for Children. Announces Dr. Sugata Mitra as keynote speaker at National Policy Summit.
10:24am
MacIver Institute. Happy Tax Freedom Day Wisconsin.

5:48am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Doubt is cast on climate benefits of biofuels made from corn waste.
5:05am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Report: NBA could buy back Bucks if no arena deal by 2017.
4:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Plastic 'microbeads' from cosmetics showing up in Great Lakes fish.

Courts

8:31am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Robert L. Kimble v. Land Concepts, Inc.
8:30am
District I Court of Appeals. State v. John Francis Ferguson.
8:30am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. Jack E. Hoppe.
8:29am
District III Court of Appeals. Mike O'Connor v. Buffalo County Board of Adjustment.

2:31pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Court reduces $1 million in damages against Door County company.
4:54am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Damaging unity, draining wallets.

Education

3:16pm
UW-Madison. Student teams from across the nation compete for Agricultural Innovation Prize.
3:14pm
UW-Eau Claire. Named a top U.S. green college for fourth consecutive year.
2:30pm
Marquette University. Celebrates 25th anniversary of Hunger Clean-up.
2:12pm
UW-System. Mone appointed UW-Milwaukee interim chancellor.
11:02am
UW-Extension. Celebrate Earth Day with UW Colleges and UW-Extension.
10:27am
UW-Stout. Students find employment success through workplace experiences.
10:27am
MPS. U.S. News: Milwaukee region's 2 best high schools are in MPS.
9:44am
UW-Stevens Point. Friends of Schmeeckle Reserve group formed.

2:36pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW-Madison's 'holistic' admissions policy may spark discrimination lawsuit.
2:16pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Business school associate dean Mone to be UWM interim chancellor.

Local

4:22pm
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Operation Alley Cat initiative launches Wednesday.
3:24pm
African-American Roundtable. Statement in support of Milwaukee County Sup. Rainey's voter registration resolution.
12:25pm
Milwaukee Ald. Zielinski. Proposed ordinance would ban "puppy mills." File.
12:24pm
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Offers real alternative to mayor's "plan."
12:22pm
Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Celebrates reuse this April with donation drive at Mayfair.
11:01am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 21-15.
10:26am
MMSD. Medicine Collection Day @ Mitchell Park Domes.
9:38am
Dane County Market. Active MLS listings.

5:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. La Crosse considers offering incentives for employees to move into city.
4:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Proposed Bay View teacher housing may suffer setback.

Congress

2:21pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on Earth Day.
12:32pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. 38 Republicans file amicus brief in support of Senator Johnson's lawsuit.
12:27pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Files brief in Johnson Obamacare case.
6:42am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Winners of 2014 Congressional Art Competition announced.
6:41am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Files answer in Johnson v. OPM.

11:09am
Washington Times. 38 Republicans put aside differences for lawsuit challenging legality of Obamacare.

Politics

3:26pm
RPW. Hulsey plans to send someone in a chicken costume to Burke events.
3:20pm
Richards for Attorney General. Responds again to massive mismanagement of child predator cases.
2:28pm
State Senate Democratic Committee. Randy Bryce announces candidacy for 21st State Senate District.
11:56am
Leibham for Congress. Announces candidacy for Congress.
11:13am
RPW. Releases web ad, "Mary Burke wrong on Obamacare."
11:05am
DPW. Statement on Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris' announcement of his candidacy for Wisconsin's 6th Congressional District.
9:42am
Dimitrijevic for State Assembly. Support grows.
9:40am
Adamczyk for State Treasurer. Exposes waste at the Department of Public Instruction.

2:33pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrat Harris, Republican Leibham to run for House.
2:18pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Leibham joins 6th District race as 3rd Republican.
5:09am
WEAU. Representative Petryk announces bid for re-election.
4:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Former GOP legislator Roger Roth to run for Mike Ellis' seat.
4:37am
Sheboygan Press. Ramthun announces run for 59th Assembly seat.
4:36am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Harris will run as Democrat to succeed Petri.
4:35am
Appleton Post Crescent. Lehman to run for Kaufert's Assembly seat.