The Wheeler Report - Covering the Wisconsin Legislature since 1972

Tuesday September 19, 2017 - Updated 5:58am

Governor

5:05am
WTMJ. No public announcement, but lawmaker spills the beans on Foxconn location.
5:04am
Fox 6. After Foxconn bill signing, some Mount Pleasant residents worry they'll have to give up their homes.
5:01am
Washington Post. Scott Walker just approved $3 billion deal for a new Foxconn factory in Wisconsin.
4:59am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Walker signs Foxconn legislation.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Wisconsin officials must hold Foxconn accountable.
4:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Beyond southeastern Wisconsin, state businesspeople generally support Foxconn package.
4:53am
Chicago Tribune. Wisconsin governor signs $3 billion Foxconn bill into law.
4:48am
WUWM. Governor Walker signs $3 billion Foxconn incentives package.

Budget

5:58am
NBC 15. Money in state budget to fund 911 call center upgrades.
5:13am
WFRV. State lawmakers from Green Bay say budget provision puts bike and recreation trails at risk.
4:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State budget passes: Racine Unified one step closer to secession battle.

Legislative

5:46am
Daily Cardinal. Rep. Chris Taylor talks Campus Free Speech Act, permitless carry with ASM.

State Agencies

5:14am
WKOW. States ask insurers to prioritize non-opioid treatments.

Economy/Business

5:32am
Milwaukee Biz Times. FedEx freight terminal project moving forward in Oak Creek.

Statewide

5:24am
RPW. Honors Governor Tommy Thompson's leadership.

Courts

5:42am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Bank First National lawsuit lingers over UW Oshkosh Foundation as bankruptcy continues.

Education

5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's education plan puts local communities in control of school turnaround efforts.
4:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State health officials put school immunization rates online.

Local

5:23am
Pro-Life Wisconsin. Vigil for Life of Madison's new executive director position the next step to ultimate goal: Closing the abortion facility.

Congress

5:25am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Votes for National Defense Authorization Act.

5:02am
WTMJ. Speaker Ryan visits students in New Berlin, tours high school.
4:51am
The Hill. Senate committee schedules hearing on health care block grants.
4:50am
The Hill. Ryan: Graham-Cassidy 'best, last chance' to repeal ObamaCare.
4:49am
USA Today. Republicans make last push to repeal Obamacare, but it is not clear they have the votes.
4:48am
U.S. News & World Report. Paul Ryan discusses tax reform with Harley-Davidson leaders. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Politics

5:43am
Beloit Daily News. Walker hints re-election announcement coming in November.
4:58am
NBC 15. Vinehout to announce whether she's running for governor.
4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andy Gronik's campaign manager resigns.
4:46am
Daily Cardinal. Progressive Randy Bryce looks to ride viral ad to an upset over Paul Ryan.

Monday September 18, 2017

Governor

4:54pm
Hoffman Construction Co. Thanks Gov. Walker and legislators for supporting Foxconn.
3:45pm
RPW. Statement on Governor Walker signing bill to bring Foxconn to Wisconsin.
3:44pm
RPW. Words vs. actions: Wisconsin Democrats favor family supporting jobs before opposing Foxconn.
3:41pm
Wisconn Valley Jobs Coalition. Thanks Gov. Walker, lawmakers for supporting Foxconn's historic investment in Wisconsin.
3:39pm
Rep. Kremer. Joins Governor Walker for signing of historic Foxconn investment in Wisconsin.
3:27pm
Speaker Vos. Foxconn bill signed into law.
3:02pm
Sens. Shilling, Bewley, Miller, Ringhand. Walker picks Foxconn over Wisconsin schools and roads.
2:54pm
Gov. Walker. Signs Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into law. Partial Veto.
2:05pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Scott Walker to sign away $3 billion of our money to subsidize foreign electronic manufacturer.
11:28am
Evers for Governor. Walker plays politics, punts on our kids.

3:42pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs $3 billion Foxconn package into law.
11:49am
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin submits revised education accountability plan.
4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker, Tony Evers clash over plan to comply with federal education law.

Budget

2:42pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. Applauds language in state budget that requires Planned Parenthood audit.
11:50am
Rep. Gannon. My vote is now a yes on the budget.
11:26am
Wisconsin BPDD. State budget offers mixed bag for people with disabilities.
5:04am
Concerned Veterans for America. Wisconsin is one step closer to a full repeal of prevailing wage law.
5:03am
Aggregate Producers of Wisconsin. Statement on the veto of local regulation of quarries by Governor Walker.

4:47am
Daily Reporter. Senate OKs state budget after deal with Walker to repeal prevailing wage immediately.
4:45am
Cap Times. Scott Walker strikes deal with Republican holdouts as Wisconsin Senate passes budget.
4:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Legislature approves delayed state budget.
4:42am
Racine Journal Times. State Senate passes the 2017-19 biennial budget.
4:40am
Daily Cardinal. Backlash from Madison cyclists as state Legislature tightens land seizure laws.
4:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. Weeks late, Senate passes state budget, sending it to Scott Walker.
4:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Republicans backtrack on commitment to clean state budget.
4:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mayor Barrett to Gov. Walker: Don't tell Milwaukee how to spend its money on streetcar.
4:31am
Fox 6. Gov. Walker promises vetoes to get 3 GOP senators to push budget over finish line.
4:26am
WKOW. Walker already plans vetoes for parts of newly-approved state budget.

Legislative

4:46am
Wisconsin State Journal. Suicide prevention bill would let people voluntarily prohibit themselves from owning a gun.
4:39am
WUWM. Gov. Walker to sign huge Foxconn incentives package Monday in Racine County. Fox 11.

State Agencies

12:50pm
AG Schimel. Joins 37 states, territories in urging health insurers to review opioid incentives.
9:14am
PRWeb. The State of Wisconsin Investment Board and Citisoft announces successful completion of major transformation program.
8:18am
AG Schimel. Announces addition of Sopen Shah to Office of Solicitor General.
5:08am
Citizen for Responsible Zoning and Landowner Rights. Walker administration supports federal takeover of Lake Michigan.

9:32am
Wisconsin State Journal. State makes progress on some workforce goals, deems others 'unreachable.'
4:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Medicaid billing snafu costs Wisconsin pharmacies $2.7 million.
4:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin DNR considers regional restrictions on manure spreading.

Economy/Business

11:31am
Alliant Energy. Let your nose be your guide.

5:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. To attract people, Wisconsin looks to transcend its cheesy reputation.
4:43am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Wisconsin farmers gear up for fall harvest in a challenging year.

Statewide

3:40pm
Kids Forward. Communication and Development Manager Wenona Wolf receives "40 Under 40" award.
12:30pm
Wisconsin Voice for Recovery. Rally for Recovery September 23.
9:17am
WRA. August 2017 Home Sales Report.
9:12am
Platform Communications. Launches in Madison.
5:18am
PDPW. Introduces Financial Literacy for Dairy Training.

Courts

9:33am
Racine Journal Times. Local gaming distributor suing state, says machines aren't gambling devices.
5:17am
Reuters. Fight over electoral district boundaries heads to Supreme Court.

Education

3:00pm
UW-Rock County. Fall Preview Day is October 19.
1:45pm
UW-Madison. Students in Houston to aid post-Harvey mosquito control.
11:24am
Federated Youth Foundation. Kramer selected as 2017 Charles Van Sickle Scholarship recipient.

4:43am
Oshkosh Northwestern. UW-Oshkosh Foundation filings seek path to pay bills during bankruptcy.

Local

4:55pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Operation Drive Sober results in 6 arrests.
4:29pm
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District. From fatbergs to pharmaceuticals, Pollution Prevention Week offers tips to stop polllution before it enters our waters.
3:59pm
Milwaukee Ald. Stamper. Fire Cadet and Police Aide openings provide key career gateway opportunity.
2:06pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Alexander. Proposes a sunset rule for the county's wheel tax.

4:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. U.S. Department of Justice halt ongoing review of Milwaukee Police Department.

Congress

4:36am
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. Grothman hears local concerns at town hall session in Beaver Dam.
4:27am
WBAY. Area farmers voice concerns with budget.

Federal Agencies

5:09am
Cornucopia Institute. Will someone new at the helm of the USDA's National Organic Program steer the ship towards Congress's intent-protecting farmers and consumers?

Politics

2:41pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. 10 steps progressives in Wisconsin need to take.
11:48am
Vukmir for U.S. Senate. Announces steering committee for U.S. Senate.
11:30am
Nicholson for U.S. Senate. ICYMI: Op-ed on conservative healthcare solutions.
8:17am
Bryce for 1st Congress. Teamsters endorse.
8:15am
Republican Party of Fond du Lac County. To honor former governor.

5:04am
DPW. Wrong for Wisconsin: GOP primary candidates would cut women's access to health care.