Friday July 30, 2021 - Updated 3:05pm

Governor

5:10am
WSAW. Gov. Evers declares State of Emergency due to widespread damage
5:07am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Gov. Tony Evers declares state of emergency in response to overnight storms that caused damage across Wisconsin

Legislative

3:03pm
Sen. Darling. Audit Shows More Failures by Evers’ Administration
1:36pm
AG Kaul. Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Permanently Extend Expanded Child Tax
12:16pm
Speaker Vos. Announcement regarding election investigation. 
11:56am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Audit reports noncompliance with unemployment insurance appeals timeliness. 
11:48am
LAB. Report 21-11: Fraud, Waste and Mismanagement Hotline. 
11:47am
Sen. Marklein. Column: The Best Legislation Comes From You
5:35am
Rep. Dittrich. Tours tornado damage in Concord. 

5:31am
WKOW. DHS pushes back on GOP lawmaker’s move to block UW COVID policy
5:12am
Cap Times. Tommy Thompson warns lawmakers against limiting UW's COVID-19 response
5:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican tries to block UW campuses from mandatory virus testing, vaccination rules
5:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Senator Aims To Block State Universities From Requiring COVID-19 Testing, Masking
5:08am
U.S. News & World Report. Republican to Block UW Virus Testing, Vaccination Rules
5:06am
Cap Times. Wisconsin lawmakers renew effort to require informed consent for pelvic exams under anesthesia

State Agencies

2:45pm
Wisconsin National Guard. Branches out for 2021 Annual Training
1:44pm
DOT. 42 Wisconsin State Patrol cadets become officers at graduation ceremony
12:01pm
DNR. The C.A. Lawton Co. Becomes First Green Tier Participant to Receive Special New Air Permit
11:53am
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. To meet in Boscobel.
5:32am
DNR. Wisconsin NRB Meeting Aug. 11

Coronavirus

12:05pm
AARP Wisconsin. Sounds alarm on vaccination rates for Wisconsin nursing homes staff. 
11:59am
Wisconsin United for Freedom. 38 Wisconsin parent groups reject lockdowns and forced masking in open letter to President Biden and WI Governor Evers. 

5:31am
Eau Claire Leader Telegram. EC health department: No current plans to require mask-wearing
5:30am
NBC 15. Vaccine mandate for Dane Co. employees ‘on the table,’ official says
5:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'Let's Not Get There': Local Leaders Reluctant To Renew Mask Mandates
5:10am
Fox 6. Masks indoors at Wisconsin State Fair per CDC recommendations
5:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ron Johnson criticizes new CDC guidance, questions effectiveness of masks despite research showing they reduce COVID spread
5:04am
Racine Journal Times. 'Now is not the time to relax': Amid spike in COVID-19, Racine County officials continue to urge vaccinations

Statewide

2:44pm
Customers First! Coalition. New podcast episode: Thinking outside the landfill: Solar panel recycling. 

Education

3:05pm
UW-Eau Claire. Geology major embraces variety of opportunities after transferring to UW-Eau Claire
11:50am
UW-Stout. Third time’s the charm for veteran who returns to school, earns degree, lands job

Local

11:49am
Milwaukee Council President Johnson. Incoming, outgoing VISIT Milwaukee chairs highlight strength of our city

5:10am
WXPR. Scientific Team Creates Underground Map to Address Rhinelander PFAS Problems
5:04am
Racine Journal Times. City of Racine moves to boost funds for those threatened with eviction

Congress

11:57am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Leads Republicans in Calling on CDC to Release Info on Breakthrough Infections of COVID-19
11:51am
U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald. Signs Title 42 Discharge Petition, Biden Reverses Decision
5:35am
U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald. Cosponsors Bill to Counter Chinese Aggression
5:34am
U.S. Sens Johnson, Paul, Lankford, Scott and Hawley. Demand Chairman Peters Hold Biden Administration Accountable, Serve Subpoenas to Get Answers for the American People

Thursday July 29, 2021

Governor

11:21am
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order #128 Declaring a State of Emergency Due to Severe Weather. Executive Order #128.

4:11am
WEAU. Gov. Evers signs contract for improvement project in Eau Claire

Legislative

4:08pm
Rep. Hebl. Statement on the proposed JCRAR motion on UW System COVID protocols. 
4:07pm
Rep. Brandtjen. Responds to WEC's statement on recent election misinformation. 
4:06pm
Conservatives for a Clean Energy Future. Names 2021 Clean Energy Champions. 
2:25pm
Various Legislators. Letter to U.S. District Judge Peterson regarding Lincoln Hills. 
12:10pm
Rep. Subeck. Cries foul on Republican committee chair's fast-tracked proposal to undermine health and safety measures on UW campuses. 
12:01pm
Coalition of Physicians and Medical Schools. Memo in opposition to 2021 Assembly Bill 396
11:34am
UW System. Statement on proposed JCRAR resolution. 
4:36am
Sen. Nass. Moving to block UW System Covid-19 mandates. 

State Agencies

12:46pm
DOA Secretary Brennan. Presents $70,000 in Regional Coastal Grant Awards to Sheboygan Area Officials
12:09pm
DNR. New Zealand Mudsnails Discovered In Two
New Southern Wisconsin Streams
11:22am
DWD. Three State Agencies Come Together to Celebrate the Opening of the New Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center Job Center and to Highlight the Importance of Justice-Involved Programming
4:34am
DATCP. Farmstead Meats Issues Class I Recall of Jerky Products

4:32am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin DNR leaders promise continued focus on clean water
4:10am
WQOW. Wisconsin DNR, DHS introduce ‘Safe Water For All’ campaign
4:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Regulators Vow To Meet Water Quality Challenges Despite Pushback From Industry, Lawmakers

Economy/Business

4:15am
WISN. Businesses follow new CDC guidelines, recommend customers mask up
4:13am
NBC 26. Local businesses discuss whether to require masks as CDC reverses guidelines

Coronavirus

4:17am
WTMJ. City of Racine now requiring masks in city buildings amid COVID-19 spike
4:17am
CBS 58. 'Get vaccinated' is the united message Wisconsin health officials say amidst COVID-19 spike
4:16am
WISC. ‘If we were all getting vaccinated, we wouldn’t even be here right now’: Frustration grows over mask recommendations
4:12am
WBAY. CDC: Florence, Pepin counties lead state in spreading COVID-19
4:09am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin COVID-19 Cases 7-Times Higher Than Month Ago
4:08am
WXPR. Several Northwoods Counties in High or Substantial COVID Transmission Category
4:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Department Of Health Services: 'We're On The Path To A 4th Surge'

Statewide

4:09pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Launches Statewide Sustainability Series
11:28am
Dairy Business Association, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Dairy groups connect members with lawmakers, reguatory issues. 
11:24am
Wisconsin Pork Association. Names 2021 Hall of Fame inductee Todd Brewer. 

4:33am
Oshkosh Northwestern. With poor data, deficient requirements and little oversight, massive public spending still hasn't solved the rural internet access problem
4:32am
Cap Times. Tight property tax limits could have unintended consequences, report finds

Courts

11:34am
UW-Madison. UW researchers join three national artificial intelligence institutes

Education

3:05pm
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. And Bolton Refuge House Display Silhouettes in Eau Claire Raising Awareness of Victims’ Rights
3:02pm
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Michael Stohler named chief investment officer. 
2:24pm
UW-Eau Claire. Summer research experiences at Mayo Clinic Health System shape Blugolds' future career plans
11:29am
UW-Milwaukee. Architecture alum gives $1 million to UWM
4:35am
Marquette University. Marquette Law School Poll to release national survey of public views of the U.S. Supreme Court, Aug. 4

Local

3:04pm
City of Madison. Hiring Crossing Guards
3:03pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Clancy. Applauds probable cause decision in death of Jay Anderson, Jr. 
2:23pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Ortiz-Velez. Resolution Supporting Fentanyl Testing Strip Legalization Adopted by County Board
2:21pm
Milwaukee Alds. Johnson, Coggs. Council approves legislation exploring use of ARPA funding to provide retroactive hazardous duty pay to certain city employees
2:21pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins Colleagues in Letter Urging Senate Leadership to Invest in Workforce Development
2:20pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Cullen. Proposal to increase wages and cover training costs for lifeguards adopted. 
11:26am
Washington County Exec. Schoemann. Washington County creates, delivers first ever newsletter to more than 55,000 residents August 2021. 

Congress

4:11pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Co-Sponsors Bills to Protect Americans’ First Amendment Rights and Prevent Big Tech and Big Government from Colluding to Censor Free Speech
4:10pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Applauds Passage of Appropriations Bills Containing Millions for Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District
11:32am
WPHCA, Wisconsin Hospital Association, Vivent Health. Wisconsin Health Care Groups Support Federal Legislation to Protect Access to the Health Care Safety Net and Affordable Medications for Wisconsin Patients 

4:09am
AP. Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill