DOA: 2021-23 Executive Budget
LRB: Analysis of the Executive Budget bill
2021-23 Executive Budget in Brief (PDF)
2021-2023 Capital Budget: Agency Requests and Governor's Recommendations.
LFB: Summary of governor's budget recommendations by agency
LFB: Summary of governor's budget recommendations (PDF)

Wednesday May 5, 2021 - Updated 4:53pm

Governor

9:36am
Gov. Evers. Grants 18 pardons, brings total pardons granted to 192.

Budget

4:53pm
Association for Equity in Funding. Announces release for funding equity data dashboards. 
3:13pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Conservation voters asking legislators to honor conservation priorities in state budget
3:45am
Coalition of Health Organizations. Memo in support of extending Medicaid coverage for postpartum women for an additional 10-month period. 

Legislative

3:30pm
Sen. Nass. Calls for floor votes next week on all Senate election reform bills. 
1:00pm
Sen. Pfaff. Voices support for DATCP Sec-des. Romanski, urges confirmation. 
11:50am
Sen. Agard. High time to support cannabis legalization.
11:41am
Sen. Wirch. Statement on SB-267 vote.
11:14am
Rep. Hesselbein. Column: Remove barriers and make higher ed more affordable. 
11:13am
Sen. Smith. Column: Community immunity. 
10:23am
Democratic Assembly Mental Health Committee Members. Statement on suicide prevention bills. 
8:58am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Say no to these anti-voter bills in Wisconsin. 
4:17am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Even More Unjustified, Partisan Anti-Voter Measures Are Being Rushed Through Legislature
3:42am
Reps. Tittl, Ramthun. Local legislators announce district listening session for Monday, May 10th. 
3:41am
La Crosse Tribune. Republican state lawmakers call on Tony Evers, federal government to help secure southern border

3:39am
U.S. News & World Report. Disabled Wisconsin Lawmaker Asks to Participate Remotely
3:38am
Fox 11. Republican election change bills make way through Wisconsin Legislature
3:35am
WTMJ. 'I knew I had to pay': Legislation looks to give Wisconsin teens convicted of homicide a second chance

State Agencies

1:53pm
Wauwatosa School District. Receives $25K Fab Lab grant.
1:52pm
WEDC. 28 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Labs Grants
12:33pm
DNR. Dress for success this turkey season. 
11:49am
DOJ. Wisconsin Drug Take Back Collection #2 in the Country; Collects Over 60,000 lbs. of Unwanted Medications to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
10:22am
AG Kaul. Recognizes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day
8:59am
DNR. Seeking Public Comment For Environmental Review Of The City Of Menomonee Falls Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Project

Economy/Business

1:36pm
The Wisconsin Fund Coalition. Former WEDC, Commerce secretaries back creation of state 'fund of funds.'
8:52am
Alliance for Regulatory Coordination. Energy and innovation. 

9:31am
U.S. News & World Report. Tourism Spending Takes a 30% Hit Due to Coronavirus
3:38am
WBAY. Fox Cities tourism spending dropped 35% in 2020, now looking ahead
3:34am
WJFW. Park Falls Paper Mill petitioned into receivership for second time
3:33am
Janesville Gazette. Study: Janesville-Beloit ranks near bottom of U.S. metro areas for minority worker pay
3:32am
Racine Journal Times. Tourism spending drops $71 million in Racine County due to COVID-19
3:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The largest influx ever of jobs to downtown Milwaukee by a suburban firm is coming after Milwaukee Tool financing plan approved
3:31am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tourism spending in Milwaukee was down nearly 40% in 2020

Coronavirus

3:37am
WKOW. Prevea Health in Green Bay providing model for state vaccinators to cut down on wasted doses
3:33am
Chippewa Herald. COVID-19 vaccine supply tops demand in Wisconsin, with 'herd immunity' distant

Statewide

10:22am
We Energies Foundation. Providing $50,000 to support public safety efforts through Rewarding Responders Grant

3:41am
WXOW. Non-profit starts “#PFAS Free Wisconsin” educational campaign
3:34am
USA Today. 'Quite striking': US birth rate falls to lowest point in more than a century, CDC report says
3:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Families Of Those Killed By Wisconsin Police Officers Hope Body Camera Footage Brings Justice

Courts

3:39am
WXPR. Divided Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Man's Gun Conviction

Education

12:36pm
UW-Stout. Best of 2020-21: Students, groups earn leadership, Wood, co-op, Global Ambassador awards
11:40am
UW-La Crosse. International Education & Engagement Office earns top honor
10:25am
UW-Eau Claire. Chemistry major aims to be a university professor after finding passion for teaching
10:24am
UW-Madison. Badger Talks video: Is herd immunity attainable?
9:25am
UW-Platteville. Attenborough honored with statewide distinguished teaching award
9:14am
UW-Platteville. Students to showcase capstone engineering projects at Senior Design Open House
8:52am
UW-Whitewater. Recent graduate is UW-Whitewater’s first Truman Scholar — a national honor
8:50am
UW-Stout. Applied social science graduate lauded for LGBTQIA+ advocacy, effective leadership

3:36am
CBS 58. Oconomowoc school board approves plan making face masks mandatory indoors, optional outdoors

Local

4:51pm
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. The passing of Pastor Jerome Smith. 
2:20pm
Milwaukee Common Council Members. Milwaukee Tool deal is important to Milwaukee on multiple levels
1:35pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Convenes “Ending Deaths from Despair Coalition” to Help Prevent Deaths from Suicide, Drug Overdose and Alcoholism
8:53am
City of Madison. Recognizing National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day
3:46am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement on Men's Shelter Vote

3:34am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Divided Green Bay City Council OKs resolution in support of 2020 elections amid controversy
3:32am
Stevens Point Journal. Proposal goes beyond making Portage County a 'Second Amendment sanctuary' to include entire Constitution

Congress

2:21pm
I-94 East-West Econ Connect. Supporters of I-94 project meet with FHWA.

3:40am
Fox 6. Harris tours UWM clean energy lab, touts infrastructure plan. Spectrum News. 
3:36am
WTMJ. One-on-one with Vice President Harris: What the $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan means for Wisconsin

Tuesday May 4, 2021

Budget

2:02pm
Wisconsin's Green Fire. Public engagement encouraged as Wisconsin charts its energy future. 
12:04pm
LFB. 2020-21 appropriation lapses and transfers to the general fund. 

4:25am
CBS 58. Some lawmakers predict federal relief aid could impact state budget negotiations

Legislative

12:03pm
Reps. Steineke, August. WI lawmakers urge Harris to act on border crisis. 
10:02am
Rep. Duchow. Holding May 5th listening sessions with Senator Kapenga. 
8:59am
Reps. Steineke, August. Letter to Vice President Harris regarding southern border crisis. 

State Agencies

3:00pm
DOC. Shows Support for Fallen Staff Members at Anamosa State Penitentiary
2:59pm
DNR. Launches Healthy Watersheds Initiative
To Spotlight Wisconsin’s Water Resources
10:40am
Wisconsin Lottery. $162,000 Badger 5 ticket purchased in Brookfield expires May 14. 
10:39am
DNR. Updates Peninsula State Park
8:58am
WEC Energy Group. Sets industry-leading environmental goals
8:57am
DATCP. Gov. Evers Appoints Three Members to DATCP Board

Economy/Business

10:53am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. New report names Wisconsin 24th most dangerous place for workers. 
10:45am
Alliant Energy Center. Adds technology to enhance cleanliness. 

4:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Report: New Foxconn Deal Does Not Add Risk To State, Local Governments

Coronavirus

3:52pm
DHS. Connecting Vaccinators with Groups Wanting On-Site Vaccination Clinics

4:23am
NBC 15. Dane Co. tweaks outdoor seating rules in upcoming emergency order
4:21am
AP. FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week

Statewide

4:30pm
PFAS Free Wisconsin. New Wisconsin alliance calls for immediate PFAS testing of municipal drinking water systems statewide. 
1:02pm
Wisconsin Pork Association. Annual meeting June 2. 
11:11am
Wisconsin Dental Association Foundation. Foundation gives more than $55,000 in grants to charitable oral care programs. 
9:01am
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. Thanks municipal clerks. 

Courts

10:45am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Mitchell L. Christen.

4:22am
WISC. Dane Co. judge denies injunction that would have thrown out local health orders

Education

3:27pm
UW-La Crosse. May graduate reflects on transformative college experience
3:26pm
UW System. Investment in capital projects would increase STEM and health graduates, accelerate business growth in local communities. 
10:41am
UW-Green Bay. Guthrie Named Athletic Director at Akron University
10:02am
UW-Stout. ‘The Future Depends on Teachers’ campaign celebrates role educators play in shaping children’s lives
9:34am
UW-Stout. Crossing the stage: Returning alum eager to experience in-person commencement
9:34am
UW-Madison. Names civic engagement award in Risser’s honor

4:26am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Northwestern Mutual CEO rebukes MPS, pledges support to charter, private schools
4:22am
WKBT. Masks to be optional for West Salem students for outdoor activities
4:22am
WQOW. Construction underway on $29 million transportation center at CVTC
4:21am
Fox 6. COVID means 55 MPS classrooms have gone virtual

Local

2:00pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Statement on recent acts of gun violence. 
1:59pm
Milwaukee Alds. Murphy, Johnson. Council approves file to require transparency and inclusiveness in use & allocation of ARPA funds
1:00pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Town of Buchanan has 120 days to remove fee, or face lawsuit. 
10:53am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County to Award Nearly $1.5 Million in Mental Health Grants to Local Schools
9:33am
Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission. To consider modifying or eliminating the exception to the ban on chokeholds by members of the Milwaukee Police Department. 

Congress

3:37pm
Protect Our Care. Four Years Ago Today: House Republicans Voted to Repeal the Affordable Care Act and the Politics of Health Care Changed Forever
2:58pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Why is VP Harris Visiting Wisconsin Before the Border?
12:58pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Slams New Funding Criteria that Supports Critical Race Theory
10:41am
Opportunity Wisconsin. WATCH: NEW Ad Buy As VP Harris Visits Milwaukee
9:35am
U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald. Introduces the BRIDGE Act

4:25am
WTMJ. Vice President Kamala Harris touring UW-Milwaukee labs during Tuesday's visit