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Wednesday April 24, 2019 - Updated 5:26pm

Governor

11:48am
One Wisconsin Now. ICYMI: News reports reveal Foxconn initiated discussion on possible contract changes.
11:34am
Gov. Evers. And Sen. Baldwin announce comprehensive review of Wisconsin National Guard's processes on sexual assault and harassment.
11:09am
RPW. ICYMI: Governor Evers promises to veto 'born alive' bill.
9:31am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Register of Deeds of Ashland County.

11:49am
Cap Times. National Guard Bureau confirms it will investigate Wisconsin Army National Guard units.
11:24am
U.S. News & World Report. Foxconn says it's looking for 'flexibility' with Wisconsin.
4:36am
CNBC. Foxconn and Wisconsin are renegotiating their massive factory deal, governor's letter reveals. Chippewa Herald. 
4:35am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Evers says Foxconn was first to suggest changing contract. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
4:19am
The Hill. Wisconsin governor promises veto if 'born alive' abortion bill advances.

Budget

2:44pm
IUPAT DC7. Supports Governor Evers' Budget. 
10:27am
Wisconsin Personal Services Association. People with disabilites, caregivers and providers ask Joint Finance Committee to save personal care.
10:11am
Wisconsin Building Trades Council. 40,000 membersw praise Governor Evers' Peoples' Budget.

12:35pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers' special ed proposal would pump $212 million into schools in southeastern Wisconsin.
4:30am
WBAY. Governor Evers gets public input on budget in Oshkosh.

Legislative

5:26pm
Rep. Tranel. Statement on the passing of former state Representative Ed Brooks.
12:29pm
Sen. Jacque. Column: Protecting public investment, taxpayers and local business.
12:28pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Voucher school fails students and parents.
11:54am
Rep. Hebl. Column: Plans environmental friendly legislation.
11:45am
Rep. Myers. Introduces legislation aimed at increasing the number of certified teachers.
11:14am
Sen. Carpenter. Lottery windfall money should be dedicated for local road aids. LFB Memo
10:49am
Sen. Smith. Earth Day should be every day.

4:29am
NBC 26. GOP bill would keep lottery winners secret. WISC.
4:26am
WJFW. Wisconsin senate bill proposes ban on race, sex and disability-based abortions.
4:24am
The Hill. Trump tax cuts help state revenues rebound.
4:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System grads from out of state could 'earn' in-state tuition under bill.

State Agencies

2:50pm
Dept. of Revenue. Maria Guerra Lapacek Appointed Assistant Deputy Secretary. 
2:45pm
WI Dept. of Corrections. Offers Veterans Resources to incarcerated people. 
12:27pm
DWD. March local employment and unemployment data released.
10:09am
Wisconsin Lottery. National Take a Chance Day produces trio of lotto wins.
9:28am
WEDC. Names new communications director.
9:27am
DNR. Commits $4.3 million to Portage Canal cleanup.

10:53am
Cap Times. Wisconsin DNR secretary: Climate change an environmental justice issue.
4:28am
NBC 15. Authorities address opioid addiction with 'Drug Take Back Day.'
4:27am
CBS 58. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes tours UWM School of Freshwater Sciences.

Economy/Business

4:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin farmer groups call for ending tariffs, passing USMCA.

Statewide

2:53pm
Midwest Food Products Association. Food Products Association Names Culotta as New President. 

Courts

9:34am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Mose B. Coffee.

4:16am
U.S. News & World Report. Judge denies Republicans' attempt to join abortion lawsuit.
4:15am
AP. Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin drunken driving law.

Education

2:47pm
UW Stout. New motion capture studio gives students latest animation technology. 
2:46pm
Marquette University. Alumni National Awards 2019: Marquette University Alumni, Friends to be Honored for Excellence. 
2:41pm
UW Platteville. Students, faculty, staff, alumni present research at 4W Summit. 
2:41pm
UW Platteville. Students take charge in 2019 One Act Festival. 
2:40pm
UW Platteville. Dairy Program woul grow under new bill. 
9:32am
UW-Madison. New data on UW-Madison graduates support value of college degrees.

Local

4:04pm
Milwaukee Council President Hamilton. Thoughts on the passing of Joe Bartolotta.
2:49pm
Milwaukee Cty Exec Abele & Chairman Lipscomb. Celebrate the Senior Statesmen. 
10:30am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Announces new Deputy Mayor.
10:13am
Madison & Dane County Public Health. Wisconsin Wins tobacco & nicotine compliance checks see improvement.
9:33am
Kewaunee County. Local students to participate in mock trial as part of Youth Government Day.

4:03pm
DrydenWire. 'St. Croix Five' seek justice.
4:44am
Racine Journal Times. MOUNT PLEASANT: Firm proposes 25% hike for Foxconn Project management.
4:21am
Fox 6. Analysis of FBI crime data shows Milwaukee is the 6th most dangerous big city in America.
4:14am
Fox 6. District Attorney John Chisholm: Criminal investigation continues into MHD lead abatement programs.

Congress

4:23am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Conservation groups speak out against rolling back wetland, stream protections.

Politics

11:52am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin lawmakers give mixed response to Trump's rally in Green Bay on Saturday.
4:22am
WKOW. Presidential candidate Cory Booker talks gun violence & eyeing to win competitive WI.
4:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Tom Perez says Milwaukee convention an opportunity to organize across Midwest.

Tuesday April 23, 2019

Governor

4:03pm
Governor Evers. Letter to Dr. Woo of Foxconn regarding contract. 
12:14pm
River Alliance of Wisconsin. And Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes recognize innovative farmers at Earth Day farm visit.

8:45am
The Hill. New governors chart ambitious paths in first 100 days.
8:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers will veto 'born alive' abortion bill advanced by GOP lawmakers. 
4:19am
CBS 3. Wisconsin governor to speak at Superior Veterans Expo.
4:19am
WBAY. Gov. Evers visits Greenleaf farm for Earth Day. Fox 11.

Budget

10:32am
Rep. Hesselbein. Chippewa Falls resident echo state support of Medicaid expansion.
10:30am
Wisconsin's Green Fire. State budget could help farmers protect water quality.

4:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. DOT chief: State 'reinvigorating' study of improvements to Madison beltline.

Legislative

4:09pm
Rep. Hintz. Welcomes Governor Evers to Oshkosh. 
4:08pm
Rep. Pope. Voucher School Fails Bog on Safety and Transparency. 
3:12pm
Sen. Erpenbach and Rep. Considine. Happy to see DNR commitment to clearning up Portage Canal. 
2:37pm
Rep. Steineke. Testifies for homelessness legislation.
2:21pm
Rep. Snyder. Testifies on homelessness bill package.
2:04pm
And colleagues urge support for legislation to curb homelessness.
2:03pm
Rep. James. Bill on homelessness gets public hearing.
1:31pm
Speaker Vos, Rep. Tauchen. Introduce Lottery Privacy Act. LRB-2776
11:33am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Column: The road to a sustainable DOT does not require a tax increase.
11:05am
Rep. Bowen. Medical marijuana would provide an eocnomic boost to Wisconsin.
10:34am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Closes out Second Chance Month with new campaign.
10:33am
Rep. Oldenburg. To hold more in-district office hours.
4:31am
Rep. Hintz. Earth Day in Wisconsin.

10:14am
WUWM. Families call on Wisconsin lawmakers to take action on dyslexia.

State Agencies

3:15pm
DMA. May 1 is NOAA WEather Radio All Hazards Day in Wisconsin. 
1:37pm
State Treasurer Godlewski. And Sec.-designee Blumenfeld, and Executive Secretary Hutchison discuss problem of student loan debt in Wiscconsin.
12:12pm
DFI. Be an informed investor on cross-selling.
10:31am
DOJ. Cecil man pleads guilty for luring investors to company and embezzling funds.
10:28am
DATCP. Issues poultry testing waiver due to antigen shortage.

4:26am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Wisconsin DMV recommends getting REAL ID soon before federal enforcement starts.
4:20am
WSAW. Wisconsin cracks down on illegal card skimmers.

Economy/Business

2:02pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Harley-Davidson eyes European production to avoid escalating tariffs.
1:41pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Economic Development head defends Foxconn contract. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
12:15pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Proposed $20M CAFO stirs up debate in northern Wisconsin.
8:41am
CNBC. Trump vows to 'reciprocate' against EU tariffs after Harley reports nearly 27% drop in profit.
8:38am
Reuters. Harley-Davidson profit tops estimates as Trump weighs in.

Statewide

4:57am
New York Times. Wisconsin woman used hacked Facebook accounts to recruit for ISIS, prosecutors say.

Courts

4:13pm
WI Institute for Law & Liberty. Former Lawmakers, WILL Enter Extraordinary Lawsuit. Amicus Brief. 
1:34pm
Common Cause in Wisconsin, Fair Elections Center. And others challenge Wisconsin's requirements for student IDs used as voter ID.
10:25am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Another dark store attempt fails.
8:34am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Maple Grove Country Club v. Maple Grove Estates Sanitary District.

1:43pm
Reuters. Trump on track for Supreme Court victory on census citizenship question.
1:38pm
Fox 11. Federal lawsuit challenges Wisconsin student voter ID law.
10:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A Wisconsin DUI case in which police drew blood from an unconscious man is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
4:35am
WKBT. Western Wisconsin residents suing a pair of hi-Crush facilities. 

Education

1:32pm
UW-Stevens Point. Apply for free.
12:13pm
UW-Stout. Dance Ensemble recitals to feature music from 1700s to present.
11:06am
UW-Madison. New marching band director to take the baton.
11:05am
UW-Madison. Professor will study digital political ads with Carnegie Fellowship.

4:22am
WISC. Reedsburg is making school breakfast free districtwide, an outlier in a state ranked last in nation.

Local

3:16pm
Milwaukee Cty Exec Abele. Announces next phase of development for the Park East Corridor. 
12:09pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Henry Vilas Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo team on first ever effort to help polar bear population.
10:27am
EPA. Water chief visits Milwaukee on Earth Day and thanks water utility workers for protecting the environment.
4:31am
Milwaukee Ald. Rainey. Protecting our kids from gun violence is paramount.

4:30am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Report recommends Milwaukee County hold off on industrial hemp at Mitchell Park.
4:27am
Chippewa Herald. Grants would pay farmers to prevent pollution by switching from corn crops to grazing.
4:24am
WBAY. High water and flooding continues to be a concern in Shiocton.
4:23am
WFRV. New London residents prepare for worsening flooding conditions.
4:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Weakened levee on Wisconsin River causes evacuation.

Congress

2:06pm
U.S. Reps. Steil, Krishnamoorthi. Announce Middle Class Jobs Caucus priorities.