Week in Review – December 2


  • The Future of the Family Commission issued a final report to Gov. Walker.
  • Rep. Ripp sent an invitation/questions to DOT Sec. Gottlieb regarding the Assembly Transportation hearing next week.
  • Walker asked the Legislature to pass a broadband expansion bill. LRB-0047/1
  • PSC announced $46M for rural development/energy efficiency.
  • Speaker Vos announced Assembly appointments to Joint Finance.
  • The Group Insurance Board released an update on self-insurance/health insurance program. Taylor Release.
  • AG Schimel announced the appointment of Paul Connell to Deputy Attorney General, and Delaine Breuer as Chief of Staff.
  • Walker requested a disaster declaration for a group of counties in western Wisconsin due to freezing temps in May.
  • DNR:
  • Wisconsin Presidential Recount/WI Elections Commission:
    • Received two presidential election recount petitions.
    • Approved a timeline for presidential election recount.
    • Estimated presidential recount cost at $3.5M, which the Stein Campaign
    • The Stein Campaign filed suit in Dane County demanding a hand recount, which the judge refused to order. Fox 11. AG Schimel Release.
    • WisGOP filed a FEC complaint against Stein and Clinton.
    • Great America PAC filed a lawsuit against the Elections Commission in federal court Friday. The judge denied a temporary restraining order request and set a hearing for Dec. 9.