The Wheeler Report - Covering the Wisconsin Legislature since 1972

Friday August 29, 2014 - Updated 4:16pm

Governor

12:23pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker deals with double dose of bad economic news.
5:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Potawatomi up the ante in the Kenosha casino dispute.

Legislative

12:12pm
Rpe. Hulsey. Welcomes President Obama to Milwaukee for Labor Day.
11:21am
Sen. Risser. Weekly Democratic Radio Address.
9:07am
Rep. Zepnick. Letter to Marc Lasry, Wesley Edens, Marc Marotta requesting meeting.
5:21am
Sen. Gudex. Selective amnesia by liberals in Madison.

State Agencies

3:10pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Wins Milwaukee streetcar case before the Public Service Commission.
2:20pm
DATCP. When gym memberships don't work out.
2:16pm
DOJ. Omnicare Inc. to settle allegations of causing submission of false claims to Wisconsin medicaid.
2:12pm
DNR. 2014 Wisconsin fall hunting and trapping forecast is now available.
1:12pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, August 31-September 6.
12:11pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. To meet at Wyalusing State Park.
12:09pm
DWD. Meetings and hearings, week of September 1-5.
11:31am
Survival Coalition. Letter to DHS Sec. Rhoades regarding recent changes to the federal CMS Home and Community Based administrative rule.
11:22am
DFI. Year-over-year lending up 5.1% at Wisconsin's state-chartered banks.
5:13am
DOA. GEF1 building to reopen to public on September 2.
5:12am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

5:17am
Chippewa Herald. State plan would affect local agency.

Economy/Business

10:35am
OEM Fabricators, Inc. Expands into Phillips, Wisconsin.
5:02am
DWD. State adds over 28,000 private-sector jobs during year ending in March 2014.

5:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State added 28,653 jobs in the 12 month period ending in March.
5:00am
WKOW. Walker administration puts out quarterly jobs numbers after 27 News story on delay of release.
4:57am
Fox 11. Pipe fabrication company seeks 155 new employees.

Statewide

4:15pm
Ruffed Grouse Society. To host fundraiser hunt, shoot and dinner in Stone Lake, WI.
2:52pm
Ruffed Grouse Society. To host fundraiser dinner in Crivitz, WI.

Courts

5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Court orders more Doe documents sealed, others might be released.
5:03am
NBC 15. More documents related to Walker's 2012 recall campaign to be released.

Education

4:16pm
UW-Stout. Chancellor's Ice Buket Challenge brings $10,000 bid for scholarships.
1:11pm
UW-Stout. McCalmont Hall project brings new look to busy intersection.
5:23am
Carthage College. Award-winning broadcaster Mike Gousha to speak Sept. 16.

Local

4:13pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
1:14pm
City of Madison. Many 6th graders falling behind on one required vaccination.
5:20am
Friends of the Central Sands. Releases video commercials showing dropping water levels.

5:14am
Beloit Daily News. Minimum wage, health funding on ballot.

Congress

5:07am
Racine Journal Times. Activists call for $10.10 minimum wage, but Rep. Paul Ryan sees pitfalls.

Politics

2:19pm
Schimel for Attorney General. Only candidate with credibility and plan to reform how state investigates internet crimes against children.
12:13pm
DPW. Tea Party candidate for Attorney General Brad Schimel campaigns with scandal-plagued Gov. Scott Walker as both their poll numbers fall.
12:10pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker needs to go back to school on education policy.
11:20am
DPW. Scott Walker short-changes financial aid programs, 41,000 students denied grants this past year.
9:57am
Walker for Governor. $86,000: Mary Burke gave more money to President Obama than the typical family of four earns in an entire year.
9:46am
GAB. Latest recount news.

12:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mary Burke releases ad with college student.
12:19pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. In new ad, Walker cites jobs numbers from survey he once derided.
10:58am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker says GOP complacency a big concern.
10:30am
RPW. Hiding from the cameras: Mary Burke to meet with Obama privately
5:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Obama to campaign for Burke later; two won't appear together Monday.
5:15am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Democratic gubernatorial candidate discusses plan to move state forward.
5:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. Recount gives Pat Bomhack Democratic primary win in 17th Senate District, candidates say.
5:09am
Capital Times. Editorial: An absolutely wrong decision by Green County election officials.
4:59am
WISC. Open ballot bags questioned in 17th Senate District recount.
4:56am
WKBT. Julian Bradley gains nation attention running for secretary of state.

Thursday August 28, 2014

State Revenue

4:45pm
Sen. Farrow. Revenue estimate proves Wisconsin recovery.
4:07pm
Sen. Larson. Wisconsin GOP's budget crisis is failing Wisconsin's families and communities.
4:05pm
Sen. Lassa. Numbers show Wisconsin economy is sputtering.
3:32pm
Sen. Lehman. Statement on revenue announcement.
3:16pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement on state budget crisis.
3:09pm
Rep. Barca. Statement on new state revenue figures.
3:08pm
Sen. Jauch. Statement on the $281 million shortfall caused by Governor Walker's failed policies.
2:42pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Statement on revenue projections.
2:42pm
Sen. Shilling. Wisconsin in budget crisis as revenues plummet $281 million.
2:39pm
One Wisconsin Now. The latest 'Wisconsin comeback' under Gov. Walker: Budget deficits.
1:59pm
Sen. Wirch. Republican policies leave state with $281 million shortfall.
1:36pm
LFB. Preliminary 2013-14 general fund tax collections.
1:18pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Revenue numbers show Wisconsin economy improving.
1:10pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on revenue projections: Wisconsin economy gets stronger.
1:07pm
DOR. Collections, fiscal year 2014.

2:44pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State faces $281 million budget shortfall.
1:42pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State tax collections fall $281 million short of projections.

Governor

5:54am
Sheboygan Press. Editorial: Complex trends underlie Walker casino dilemma.
5:48am
Appleton Post Crescent. Walker: Casino could cost taxpayers $100 million.

Legislative

12:39pm
Sen. Shilling. Republicans miss the bus on student loan debt relief.
11:10am
Rep. Jorgensen. Jumpstarts stalled UW-Whitewater building project.

5:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Potawatomi could lose slot machines in dispute with state.
5:20am
Capital Times. Wisconsin Democrats lean on Walker to approve Menominee Hard Rock Casino. Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
5:18am
Marshfield News Herald. Legislators talk cheese, agriculture.
5:04am
Duluth News Tribune. Superior's hazmat funding cut in state shakeup.

State Agencies

1:58pm
DOJ. Green Bay man charged with first degree reckless homicide in heroin death investigation.
1:08pm
DPI. Hearing on rules for community programs and services costs.
11:02am
DSPS. Meetings, week of September 1.
10:13am
DATCP. Pack your shredder! Identity theft advice for college bound students.
5:43am
ETF. Offices closed on Monday, September 1.
5:42am
DOT. Leo Frigo Bridge repair project draft executive summary released.

5:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Data shows delays statewide in investigating child porn tips.
5:14am
Wisconsin State Journal. Advocates call for renewed focus on domestic violence.
5:07am
Baraboo News Republic. Plan seeks domestic violence help.

Economy/Business

11:46am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on the release of second quarter 2014 FDIC numbers.
9:59am
Dept. of Labor. Unemployment insurance weekly claims report.
9:57am
Bureau of Economic Analysis. GDP, second quarter 2014. USA Today.

5:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Political scientist predicts more delays for GTAC mine.

Statewide

12:18pm
RENEW Wisconsin. We Energies' billing changes would restrict energy choice, mandate higher monthly charges.
10:12am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Statewide property values end five-year decline, but trends vary by county.

Courts

9:49am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Thomas W. Koeppen.

5:11am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: If that's the law, the law is wrong.
5:01am
La Crosse Tribune. Judge upholds city's rental registry, inspection program.

Education

3:26pm
Marquette University. New university president Lovell goes "On the Issues" at Marquette Law School.
11:03am
UW-River Falls. 50th Falcon Frontier Days to feature alumni gathering, concert.

Local

10:19am
Milwaukee City Clerk Owczarski. City website 'preserves' former St. Mary's Convent.

5:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. City mulls co-pays for employee health insurance.

Federal Agencies

10:28am
USDA. Enrollment for new dairy farm risk management program to begin Sept. 2.

Politics

3:33pm
DPW. #TBT to when Glenn Grothman blamed women for the gender pay gap.
2:41pm
Walker for Governor. Mary Burke called budget that left $1.5 billion deficit a "smart, responsible budget for business."
1:16pm
RPW. CNN: Burke passes on public appearance with Obama-again.
10:29am
DPW. Scott Walker's pay to play politics: Students come second in Walker's Wisconsin.
9:50am
Volunteers for Agriculture Committee. Announce legislative endorsements.

1:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Unified, motivated Democratic base helping keep Walker-Burke race deadlocked.
11:50am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Burke to meet privately with Obama. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
10:38am
LA Times. Wisconsin race for governor is the tightest in the country.
5:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Obama coming to Milwaukee for Laborfest.
5:13am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. White House: Obama to be in Milwaukee on Labor Day.
5:08am
Chippewa Herald. Pat Bomhack takes lead in 17th Senate primary after recount.
5:06am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker focuses on economy as race remains tight.