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2021-23 Executive Budget in Brief (PDF)
2021-2023 Capital Budget: Agency Requests and Governor's Recommendations.

Thursday February 25, 2021 - Updated 3:52pm

Governor

3:52pm
Dairy Business Association. Applauds bipartisan COVID-19 liability protection.
12:49pm
Gov. Evers. Signs two more bipartisan bills. 
12:24pm
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Businesses, schools get needed liability protection. 
11:41am
WMC. Thanks Lawmakers for Protecting Wisconsin Businesses from Predatory COVID-19 Lawsuits
11:13am
Gov. Evers. Signs Special Session bill on unemployment insurance modernization. 
9:21am
NFIB. Urges governor to sign bill protecting small business from frivolous lawsuits. 
9:16am
Gov. Evers. Announces New Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program

11:39am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Signs Bill to Update Wisconsin Unemployment System

Budget

9:29am
Rep. Shankland. Thanks Governor Evers for supporting UW-Stevens Point in Biennial Budget & Capital Budget recommendations. 

Legislative

12:39pm
Rep. Brostoff, Sen. Johnson. And partners introduce legislation to end qualified immunity in Wisconsin. 
12:25pm
Sen. Agard. Testifies in support of sexual assault kit bills. 
10:51am
Reps. Neubauer, Goyke. Forward Wisconsin: Winning a budget for Wisconsin's working families. 
9:25am
Sen. Testin. Authors Star Spangled Banner Act. 
4:14am
Sen. Smith. Column: Proven “Pot-ential” for Rural Communities

4:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bipartisan group of lawmakers seeks ranked-choice voting in Wisconsin
4:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Sexual assault kit bills to receive hearing after stalling out last year
4:01am
WCLO. Local legislator wishes unemployment overhaul could have happened sooner
3:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Lawmakers Unveil Slew Of Proposed Election Law Changes In Wisconsin
3:56am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Republicans add more bills to restrict absentee voting practices
3:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republicans Want to Limit Ballot Drop Boxes

State Agencies

1:23pm
DNR. Central Dunn County Landowners Eligible For CWD Surveillance Permits 
12:25pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Natural areas to be topic at meeting. 
11:40am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wolf kill total continues to rise well over quota in Wisconsin's first hunt after federal protections
11:15am
DNR. Environmental Review Of The City Of Kiel Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
10:46am
DFI. Provides tips to help investors protect online acocunts. 
4:10am
DNR. All Wolf Harvest Zones Are Now Closed

Economy/Business

3:55am
U.S. News & World Report. Foxconn Looking at Building Electric Cars in Wisconsin
3:54am
Spectrum News. A Vicious Cycle: When Residents Can't Pay Rent, Landlords Struggle to Pay Their Own Bills

Coronavirus

3:05pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Announces plans for March 1 COVID-19 vaccination eligibility. 
12:26pm
DHS. Announces Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine on March 1
10:48am
Survival Coalition. Update February 23: COVID cases and deaths among people with disabilities and older adults in Wisconsin. 
4:13am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Urges DHS to prioritize vaccine for teachers working in person. 

10:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Waukesha County executive wants state to prioritize vaccines for teachers working in person over those 'working in their living rooms'
3:59am
WKBT. Wisconsin kids falling behind on routine vaccinations during pandemic
3:59am
Reuters. In boost for COVID-19 battle, Pfizer vaccine found 94% effective in real world
3:55am
WXPR. National Guard Expands COVID-19 Testing to Even Younger Children
3:54am
Fox 6. 'Wild West:' Seniors struggle to find vaccine as teachers become eligible

Statewide

9:24am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Wisconsinites went outdoors in the pandemic. How should policymakers respond?

Courts

1:22pm
Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Files lawsuit to open solar and other clean energy opportunities for Wisconsinites. 
11:18am
UW-Milwaukee. Social justice advocate and urban designer Destiny Thomas to deliver Causier Lecture.
9:11am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Craig A. Knapp.

3:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DNR Sued Over Enforcement Of PFAS Cleanup

Education

3:52pm
UW-Stout. Growing up Ojibwe game teaches about treaty rights, tribal sovereignty, wild rice and spearfishing
3:51pm
Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. 2021 Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship, Initiative Scholarship, Fellowship, Leadership Award recipients announced. 
3:02pm
Marquette University. Board of Trustees approves spring groundbreaking for new home for Marquette Business and innovation leadership programs
2:00pm
UW-Green Bay. Expands LGBTQ+ services to Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses
12:23pm
UW-La Crosse. Earns silver rating for supporting military students
11:18am
Marquette University. Violence in the pandemic will be the topic of virtual “On the Issues,” Feb. 26
11:17am
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Receives grant for Utilities and Energy Coordination Network.
11:16am
UW-Madison. Community Chats series highlights how campus partners are tackling pressing issues
10:46am
UW-Madison. Invasive species often start as undetected “sleeper populations”
9:27am
UW-Stout. Career Conference to help students, employers reach career and hiring goals
9:26am
UW-Eau Claire. Blugold alumna launches HR software platform
9:22am
UW-Whitewater. Entrepreneurship opportunities light a path for recent grad
9:21am
UW-Whitewater. Plans for in-person classes and experiences for fall 2021 semester

4:05am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. By one measure, Wisconsin high school grads didn't falter in Advanced Placement exam success, but data doesn't break out pandemic effect
4:04am
Appleton Post Crescent. Menasha Joint School District students to return to in-person class full-time next month
4:00am
NBC 26. Substitute teacher shortage reported this year
3:59am
WQOW. Eau Claire School Board approves in-person learning plan for K-5
3:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Tech Colleges Seek Authority To Expand Gen Ed Degrees Without UW Approval
3:57am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC school district will increase in-person classes for some grades

Local

3:04pm
Fox Cities Chamber. Bazaar After Dark night market planned for July 28 in Neenah. 
9:27am
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. County Board adopts resolutions celebrating Black icons. 
4:12am
Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson. Cautiously optimistic on decision to rejoin Wisconsin Counties Association. 

11:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. When Someone Calls 911, There's No Guarantee Help Will Come For Several Northern Wisconsin Towns
4:00am
WBAY. Green Bay long-term care facility closing one of its buildings in response to proposed Medicaid funding cuts

Congress

12:36pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports Bipartisan Legislation to Help Struggling Restaurants in Wisconsin
10:53am
La Crosse Tribune. Rep. Kind says he does not support cancelling $50,000 of student debt despite progressive push
10:50am
U.S. Rep. Gallaher, U.S. Sen. Cotton. Introduce Iran Sanctions Resolution
9:23am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Blumenthal; U.S. Reps. Lynch, Green. Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation To Cover K2 Veterans’ Toxic Exposure Care And Benefits
4:11am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Asks for Clarification on Federal Funds to Safely Reopen Wisconsin Schools
4:10am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Continues to Seek Answers About Capitol Breach, Sends Senate Leaders Unanswered Questions to be Addressed

Wednesday February 24, 2021

Governor

12:37pm
UW-Eau Claire. Chancellor's Blog: 2021-23 capital budget proposal invests in areas of high need, impact

Budget

12:18pm
Wisconsin Autism Providers Association. Applauds governor's budget investment in autism treatment. 

Legislative

4:12pm
Rep. Murphy. Critiques AG advocacy on federal loan forgiveness. 
3:25pm
Rep. Duchow. Responds to disparity in K-12 funding. 
2:35pm
Sen. Darling, Sen. Stroebel. Introduce election integrity bills. 
11:28am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Applauds Passage of Liability Protections 
11:24am
Rep. Edming. Votes to upgrade unemployment computer systems. 
11:22am
Sen. Smith. Announces bipartisan ranked choice voting legislation.  LRB-1277
9:10am
Rep. Callahan. Instructs Governor Evers to update DWD systems. 
9:04am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Say no to voter suppression bills. 
3:07am
Rep. Neubauer. Introduces national popular vote legislation. 
3:06am
Rep. Brooks. Supports election reform package. 

1:04pm
U.S. News & World Report. Bipartisan Push for Ranked-Choice Voting in Wisconsin
3:02am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Legislature Approves Unemployment System Upgrades, COVID Legal Immunity For Businesses
3:01am
WKOW. Republican leaders defend bills creating new rules for absentee voting
2:56am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin Assembly sends bill to update outdated unemployment system to Tony Evers

State Agencies

4:14pm
DHS. Some Students Currently Enrolled in Institutions of Higher Learning Now Temporarily Eligible to Participate in Wisconsin FoodShare
10:37am
DMA. Wisconsin Guard troops return to combat 30 years ago. 
10:23am
DWD Sec-designee Pechacek. High School at Harley-Davidson: Career and Technical Education opens a world of possibilities for Wisconsin students
10:22am
WEDC. Plastics firm expands operations in Sussex. 
9:14am
DNR. Environmental Review Of The Village Of Bonduel Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program 

1:24pm
Fox 11. Hunters, trappers exceed Wisconsin's 119-wolf target
1:05pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State elections commissioner will step aside from deciding complaints he brought
3:04am
WAOW. All wolf harvest zones to close Wednesday, ending season 4 days early

Economy/Business

10:17am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Former Google Ventures partner to headline virtual March 17 Tech Summit. 

2:58am
U.S. News & World Report. USPS selects Oshkosh Defense to build greener mail truck. 
2:57am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin Sees Affordable Housing Shortage in Pandemic

Coronavirus

9:07am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. New Study: People who smoke face greater risk to get sicker from COVID-19

1:04pm
AP. FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID
3:03am
Marshfield News Herald. Wisconsin teachers will be eligible for the vaccine starting Monday
3:03am
Cap Times. Wisconsin reaches 1 million doses, more vaccination clinics planned
3:02am
La Crosse Tribune. Gundersen able to keep all COVID-19 vaccine appointments this week as supply increases
3:00am
WISC. Wisconsin moves educators, child care workers to front of COVID-19 vaccine line
2:59am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin to Open More Vaccination Clinics, Supply Increases

Statewide

2:42pm
Customers First Coalition. New podcast episode features discusson on coal plant closures and the clean energy transition. 
9:06am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Wisconsin’s Emergency Powers Laws in Urgent Need of Reform

Courts

9:08am
WMC. Sues Evers Administration for Unlawful Environmental Policies & Standards

Education

3:25pm
Marquette University. To host virtual Three Minute Thesis competition, Feb. 26
1:27pm
UW-Stout. Risler receives February University Staff Appreciation Award
11:28am
DPI. Wisconsin students outperform national average on AP exams
11:23am
UW-Stout. New exhibit Can I Sit Here? features art by five recent alum
11:22am
UW-Eau Claire. Blugolds gain knowledge, experience during yearlong administrative residencies at long-term care facilities
9:11am
UW-Stout. Environmental science senior learns from jobs as COVID-19 specimen processor, campus lab tech

1:05pm
Racine Journal Times. 'We’re asking for a few weeks' | Some teachers want reopening delayed; RUSD says it's listening to CDC
2:59am
NBC 26. Appleton Area School District increasing in-person learning

Local

4:14pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Applauds renewed partnership with the Wisconsin Counties Association. 
12:38pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. 2021 State of the County Address. 
10:18am
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Selects 2021 RWJF Culture of Health Prize Finalists
3:11am
Madison Children's Museum. Director Brenda Baker tapped for advisory role in national renewed effort to fight climate change. 
3:09am
City of Madison. Reverend Wright Human Rights Award Winner Tami Fleming

3:04am
CBS 58. CBS 58 Investigates: Local mental health care struggles to keep up with demand
2:59am
WFRV. Brown County receives $7.9 Million for Emergency Rental Assistance

Congress

4:13pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Introduces bipartisan Air America Act. 
10:24am
Protect Our Care Wisconsin. Roundup: More Medical Organizations Support Xavier Becerra’s Nomination As HHS Secretary
9:09am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Alleviate Feed Shortages for Farmers and Ranchers
3:08am
U.S. Sen. Johnson, U.S. Rep. Grothman. Lead Legislation to Award Fond du Lac Native World War II Veteran the Medal of Honor