The Wheeler Report - Covering the Wisconsin Legislature since 1972

Monday December 22, 2014 - Updated 4:33pm

Dontre Hamilton

3:37pm
Sen. Harris Dodd. Statement on Dontre Hamilton decision.
2:21pm
Voces de la Frontera. Stands in solidarity with Dontre Hamilton's family.
2:04pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Statement on announcement of no charges in fatal shooting of Dontre Hamilton.
2:03pm
Rep. Taylor. Statement on Dontre Hamilton case.
2:02pm
Furgeson to Madison. Justice for Dontre Hamilton.
2:02pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Bowen. Questions Hamilton decision.
2:01pm
Emergency Management. Emergency Operations Center open.
2:00pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Statement on DA decision in police shooting of Dontre Hamilton.

4:33pm
WTMJ. Federal Department of Justice to review Dontre Hamilton case.
2:35pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Officials comment on decision in Dontre Hamilton case.
2:13pm
USA Today. No charges for Milwaukee officer who shot man 14 times.
1:59pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Dontre Hamilton family to seek federal investigation.
1:59pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting.
1:59pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ex-Milwaukee officer won't be charged in Dontre Hamilton shooting.

Subscriber

2:01pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin emergency center activated to monitor Milwaukee.

Governor

2:49pm
Gov. Walker. Pacon expands Appleton, Neenah facilities.

5:25am
Marshfield News Herald. Common Core repeal still on Walker's agenda.

Budget

3:16pm
WKOW. WI Dept. of Justice looking to eliminate grants for child advocacy centers.
2:33pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. State DOT officials seek $580M from general fund.
5:04am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: State's budget is not balanced.

Legislative

4:13pm
Sen.-elect LeMahieu. Announces committee assignments.
2:18pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. To serve as Assembly Health Committee chairman.
2:07pm
Rep.-elect Macco. Receives committee assignments.
12:30pm
Rep. Born. Announces 2015-16 committee assignments.
11:40am
Rep.-elect VanderMeer. Announces Tomah inauguration ceremony.
10:08am
Rep. Swearingen. To chair Assembly state affairs and government operations committee.
10:06am
Sen.-elect Wanggaard. Calls for legislative investigation into GAB.

3:40pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Municipalities ask for less-strict property tax levy limits.
2:31pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Outgoing Senator Schultz says GOP must work with Democrats.
4:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Shirley Abrahamson could be forced out of Supreme Court chief justice role.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Family tragedy didn't force Jennifer Shilling off political path.
4:56am
Chippewa Herald. Editorial: Let's not over-react to results of audits.

State Agencies

3:39pm
DOT. WisDOT social media keeps you connected during holiday travel.
2:23pm
DATCP. Cranberry growers approve referendum.
2:06pm
DPW. J.B. Van Hollen's parting gift to Scott Walker: Greenlights sale of Wisconsin farmland to foreign special interests.
1:14pm
DOR. Collections, November FY2015.
12:47pm
DWD. Reminds UI claimants to file using improved online system.
11:27am
DATCP. Election is open for three Wisconsin corn board districts.
11:09am
DATCP. Register now to travel with DATCP to food shows in China and Europe.

5:36am
Wall Street Journal. Editorial: Wisconsin targets the media.
4:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Van Hollen: Marijuana use could increasingly become a problem for next AG.
4:54am
Chippewa Herald. Attorney: GAB was told from the start of DA contact with staff in John Doe probe.
4:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GAB disputes that staff mishandled Walker campaign probe.
4:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Club for Growth: GAB staff participated in John Doe probe without OK from GAB judges.

Economy/Business

5:00am
Beloit Daily News. Plant to bring 140 new jobs.

Statewide

11:13am
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Tim Dyer to join ARCW as Chief Financial Officer.
11:10am
WMJ. Increased incidence of shoulder repair surgeries significant.
11:08am
Midwest Food Processors Association. Lodi Canning's Goeres elected chair of Processors Board.
10:02am
Wisconsin Realtor's Association. 2014 November home sales report.

3:24pm
Washington Post. GAO: Without draconion cuts, states face decades-long fiscal crisis.
7:33am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wisconsin milk production still rising.
4:52am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: How low can (or should) we go to cut taxes?

Courts

7:37am
Sierra Club. Welcomes return of endangered species protections to Great Lakes wolves.

5:02am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wolf ruling pits old foes once again.

Education

3:06pm
UW-Stout. Equal access for all students is goal of Disability Services.
2:24pm
UW-Madison. Muddy forests, shorter winters present challenges for loggers.
12:28pm
UW-River Falls. Students O'Leary and Sorge named to pilot WiSys Ambassador Program.
11:22am
UW-Madison. Will they be back? Predicting readmissions for elderly patients.
4:47am
UW-Superior. Program prioritization plan completed.

4:49am
Chippewa Herald. Educators: Sticking with Common Core for now.
4:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW-Superior will suspend 5 academic programs.

Local

2:16pm
City of Madison. Madison Food Policy Council announces 2015 SEED Grant cycle.
7:36am
100+ Women Who Care Madison. Will close the year at $40,000 in donations.

Congress

5:29am
Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin. Applaud request for federal review of voucher program.

7:46am
Reuters. Republicans weigh big changes at U.S. budget referee agency.
7:32am
The Hill. Senators split on Obama's Cuba strategy.
5:05am
Sheboygan Press. Year-end bills include holiday gifts for Wisconsin.

Politics

4:53am
La Crosse Tribune. Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate - in 2016.

Friday December 19, 2014

Governor

3:02pm
Gov. Walker. Pratt Industries selectes Wisconsin for Midwest expansion.

Budget

11:44am
LFB. 2015-17 cost-to-continue budget.

11:46am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Wisconsin state budget faces $824 million hole.
4:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Business leaders demand more funding for programs addressing domestic violence.
4:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State's costs would outstrip tax collections by $1 billion over 2 years.

Legislative

5:18pm
Speaker Vos, Rep. Knudson. Statment on new GAB allegations.
4:05pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Calls AG opinion a win for Wisconsin farm families.
3:24pm
Speaker Vos. Announces Assembly committee GOP membership.
3:16pm
Rep. Vruwink. Responds to Attorney General opinion regarding Wisconsin agricultural land.
2:37pm
Reps.-elect Steffen, Macco. Host District Inauguration.
11:49am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Legislative Audit Bureau hotline (1-877-FRAUD-17) is a tool for better government.
11:18am
Sen. Carpenter. Statement regarding DOT funding.
11:13am
DPW. Former GOP senate leader says Scott Walker, GOP "dismantling" state government.
9:32am
LAB. State of Wisconsin's financial statements.
9:32am
LAB. ETF Trust Funds financial statements.
9:09am
Rep. Kapenga. To hold office hours in Wales and Chenequa.
9:04am
LAB. Biennial report.

11:47am
Fox 11. Wisconsin fraud hotline got 201 tips over 2 years.
5:21am
Door County Advocate. Rep.-elect Kitchens prepares for new role.
5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: A GOP attack on the Government Accountability Board.
5:05am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: Keep GAB nonpartisan.
4:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP lawmakers object to $197 million Hill Farms redevelopment.

State Agencies

4:01pm
DATCP. Three cases of listeriosis in Wisconsin part of multi-state outbreak linked to pre-packaged caramel apples.
3:47pm
Cooperative Network. Wisconsin attorney general maintains state restrictions on alien farmland ownership.
2:42pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Dec. 21-27.
2:41pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces $90 million cramming settlement with T-Mobile.
2:40pm
DWD. Wisconsin ranks 1st in the Midwest for private sector growth rate in November.
2:38pm
DOT. Wisconsin State Patrol welcomes 47 new officers to its ranks.
1:20pm
WEDC. Appleton Coated management team purchases company.
11:20am
AG Van Hollen. Issues formal opinion concerning the interplay between a Wisconsin statute and the general agreement on trade in services. Request. Opinion.
9:07am
AG-elect Brad Schimel. Announces executive staff.
8:31am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, week of Dec. 22-26.
5:08am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

3:40pm
Wisconsin Reporter. Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives.
3:01pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Another top executive to leave state's job agency.
2:50pm
Chippewa Herald. Van Hollen says foreign land ownership OK.
5:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Regulators won't delay vote on Wisconsin Energy, Integrys deal.
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin health officials release report on raw milk case.
5:04am
Fond du Lac Reporter. DNR shelves proposal to stock salmon in Green Lake.

Statewide

5:11am
M-WERC. Duo to help develop programming for accelerator in Energy Innovation Center.

2:53pm
La Crosse Tribune. 2014 brings legal gay marriage to Wisconsin.
2:52pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal commission hears testimony on how rail delays are impacting coal delivery.
5:02am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. I-94 tragedy evolves into cause for Move Over law.
4:59am
Wausau Daily Herald. Retired Democrat, Republican hope to rally youths.

Courts

7:11pm
DNR. Federal court decision relists gray wolves in western Great Lakes region as endangered species.
3:57pm
U.S. District Court District of Columbia. Humane Society of the United States v. Sally Jewell v. State of Wisconsin - opinion.
1:19pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.
8:49am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Suzanne Stoker v. Milwaukee County.

3:53pm
Detroit Free Press. Federal judge: Great Lakes wolves return to endangered list.
2:49pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supreme Court OKs Milwaukee County cuts to pension benefits.

Education

3:14pm
UW-Extension. 2015 Crop Budget Cost of Production Calculator for Wisconsin available online.
12:40pm
MPS. Board OKs additions for high-performing Montessori schools, reopening building for charter school.

11:10am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: UW wise to keep admissions tough.
6:10am
New York Times. Rating plan for colleges is unveiled by the U.S.

Local

4:14pm
Menominee Indian Tribe, Menominee County. Conditions of flooding on Wolf River improve.
4:03pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Statement regarding protest tactics.
11:15am
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Disappointed that County Board rejected the sale of O'Donnell parking structure.
9:05am
Madison Mayor Soglin, Dane County Exec. Parisi. Nominations sought for the 29th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award.

Congress

4:04pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on Volker Rule delay.
8:41am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Requests federal review of Wisconsin's Parental Choice voucher program.
8:32am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Questions Trans-Pacific Partnership provisions that would make it harder to prevent financial crisis.

9:33am
La Crosse Tribune. Sen. Johnson criticizes Obama's approach to Cuba.

Federal Agencies

2:39pm
EPA. Announces first national regulations to safeguard disposal of coal ash.
11:11am
EPA. Takes action to protect public from harmful lead exposure.

4:54am
La Crosse Tribune. EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage.

Politics

12:38pm
Stroebel for State Senate. Northern Ozaukee supports.

4:58am
Eau Clarie Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Walker's Vegas visits illustrate a broken system.