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Friday May 25, 2018 - Updated 2:56pm

Governor

2:44pm
Gov. Walker. Orders flags to half-staff on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.
9:54am
Gov. Walker. Announces more than $76 million for local bridge projects.

Legislative

2:49pm
Rep. Quinn. Recognized for internet, infrastructure accomplishments.
1:17pm
ABC of Wisconsin. (Updated) Rep. Jacque receives Building Wisconsin Award.
1:13pm
One Wisconsin Now. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos's payday loan London junket travel buddy's home raided by FBI.
11:38am
Rep. Subeck. Commemorates Memorial Day.
10:39am
Sens. LeMahieu, Feyen, Stroebel; Reps. Katsma, Vorpagel, Thiesfeldt. Legislators announce key Highway 23 public hearing.
10:22am
Rep. Tittl. Receives public health award.
8:21am
Rep. Brandtjen. Looking forward to new leadership in Milwaukee.
5:42am
Rep. Quinn. Congratulates local schools on TEACH Grant awards.

2:56pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Legislators to urge action at June 19 public hearing on Highway 23.

State Agencies

2:45pm
DHS. Prepare for summer boating by installing a marine carbon monoxide detector.
1:24pm
DOR. Two sentenced after pleading guilty to tax fraud schemes.
1:23pm
Law Librarians Association of Wisconsin. Letter to Legislative Reference Bureau regarding library staff elimination.
10:57am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Placed on the State Register of Historic Places:  Menomonie Omaha Depot. Muirdale Tuberculosis Sanatorium. Neosho Village Hall. St. Peter's Catholic School.
10:36am
DOT. Hot weather increases chances for pavement buckling.
5:43am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

5:11am
Kenosha News. Editorial: Time for state to make a priority of hiring and reducing prison overtime.
5:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. State moves to avert federal lawsuit on voting hitch for some overseas voters.
5:02am
WXOW. DNR attorney will review sand plant permit ruling.
5:01am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin frack sand sludge spill reaches Mississippi River.
4:51am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin DNR awaiting tests on frac mine spill, says no sign of fish kill.
4:48am
WTMJ. Tonette Walker on childhood street and trauma-informed care.

Economy/Business

5:45am
Alliant Energy. Rate freeze a win for customers in Wisconsin.

2:54pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Milwaukee Tool receiving $8 million in additional state support.
5:10am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin electric ratepayers to get refunds in July; Xcel residential customers to get second largest.
5:04am
Daily Reporter. Health group rolls out plans for $250 million complex near Foxconn.
4:56am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Kimberly-Clark invests in North Carolina plant.

Education

1:15pm
UW-Madison. UW project asks: What happens to irrigation water in Wisconsin's Central Sands?
10:52am
UW-Stout. Senior receives national family, consumer sciences scholarsihp.
8:53am
Wisconsin Policy Forum MPS' 2019 budget challenges reflect long-term structural issues.

5:06am
WEAU. Local universities on track for UW-System merge.
5:00am
WISN. Interim MPS superintendent's proposal includes restructuring central office, not classroom cuts.
4:53am
Janesville Gazette. School districts receive grant money for broadband infrastructure.

Local

2:50pm
Washington County Administrator Schoemann. Wisth and Preder receive statewide recognition.
1:16pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Clamping down on summer speeds.
9:58am
Milwaukee Ald. Zielinski. Sterling Brown incident authenticates predictions from years past.
5:44am
Voces de la Frontera. Statement on video of police brutality against Sterling Brown.
5:41am
Milwaukee County Sup. Moore Omokunde. Statement on Sterling Brown video.

5:31am
Hudson Star Observer. Hudson receives $500,000 grant for redevelopment.
5:24am
Racine Journal Times. DOT delays Waterford road construction due to state budget constraints.
5:07am
Wisconsin State Journal. Body camera video of Bucks' Sterling Brown is latest setback for Milwaukee police.
5:00am
CBS 58. Medical Examiner's Office: Cocaine deaths on the rise in Milwaukee County.
4:58am
Fox 6. Milwaukee County Board approves resolution to place marijuana referendum on November ballot.
4:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee police chief unable to give details of officers involved in Sterling Brown arrest.
4:52am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Suspended cop ordered to perform maintenance; union calls it 'exceedingly personal.'
4:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee cop who first confronted Bucks' Brown suspended two days. Fox 11

Congress

2:48pm
Bryce for 1st Congress. Turns in nomination signatures to qualify for the ballot.
1:14pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for Senate vote on new bipartisan legislation to fight the opioid epidemic.

5:35am
TIME. Why Tammy Baldwin opened up about her mother's addiction.
5:28am
Wisconsin Radio Network. U.S. Senators react to cancelled North Korea peace talks.
5:05am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. The Joseph Project raises vets' employment hopes.
5:03am
The Hill. Senate panel advances $716B defense policy bill.
4:56am
Reuters. U.S. House starts recess as immigration battle rages.
4:55am
Washington Post. GOP immigration rebels push forward after Trump promises to veto any bill without wall funding.

Politics

2:47pm
Kaul for Attorney General. Turns in nomation signatures before deadline.
10:02am
Roys for Governor. Releases video featuring homeowners to be evicted by Foxconn.
9:57am
Toft for 3rd Congress. Honoring Memorial Day.

2:52pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin one of 19 states targeted in $5 million NARAL campaign.
1:18pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democrats say they would repeal Act 10 if they unseat Gov. Scott Walker. 
11:01am
Cap Times. Wedge issues: Kelda Roys says Wisconsin is ready for a 'new generation' of leaders.
10:04am
Hudson Star-Observer. Former lawmaker Roys targets governor's office.
4:57am
Sauk Prairie Eagle. Mahlon Mitchell to Sauk Prairie students: Be involved in the process.

Thursday May 24, 2018

Governor

12:25pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Scott Walker quick to weigh in on NFL player protests, silent on release of footage showing aurthorities assaulting Mliwaukee Buck Sterling Brown.
9:07am
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Scott Walker hasn't called a bank to refinance his family's student loan debt, and he won't help other Wisconsin families refinance their student loans.

4:54am
Fox 6. Gov. Walker appoints new corrections secretary: 'Cathy Jess is an experienced leader.'

Legislative

3:20pm
Sen. Shilling. Calls for action in wake of Sterling Brown arrest.
3:13pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on release of bodycam footage of Sterling Brown.
10:47am
Sen Testin. Weekly Republican radio address: Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day.
10:19am
Sen. Risser. Weekly Democratic radio address: Observing Memorial Day.
10:17am
Rep. Shankland. To hold office hours on Wednesday.
9:17am
Rep. Crowley. Statement regarding body cam footage release.
5:50am
Rep. Tittl. St. Nazianz businesswoman receives Pioneer Award.
5:49am
Rep. Tittl. Manitowoc businesswoman receives Trailblazer Awards.
5:46am
Sen. Taylor. The manipulation of the truth, the public, and body cams.

5:12am
WBAY. Target 2: Push to change Wisconsin's 'outdated' teen mental health law.
4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Prompted by Wisconsin tragedy, Green Alerts for missing, at-risk veterans could go national.

State Agencies

3:36pm
Wisconsin Historical Society. Listed in State Register of Historic Places: Badger State Tanning Company. Clintonville High School. Coolidge Street-Myrtle Street Historic District. J.M. Allmendiger Shipwreck.
3:30pm
Wisconsin Historical Society. Listed in National Register of Historic Places:  Greenville Grange. Rising Star Flouring Mill. Schwartz Family House.
3:13pm
DOR. Collections, April FY2018.
12:17pm
DHS. #HopeActLiveWI: DHS awards $2.4 million for opioid treatment.
12:12pm
Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Alliance, Women's Council Wisconsin. New Wisconsin employer survey seeks solutions for employers who struggle with caregiver issues.
10:18am
DOR. 324,000 Wisconsin child sales tax rebate claims have been filed in the first week.
10:11am
First Lady Walker. Trauma-Informed Care: There's a role for everyone.
9:19am
DOJ. Files charges against man for allegedly luring investors to company and embezzling funds.
9:10am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Experience flavorful events this summer at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.
5:43am
DOJ. Fox Crossing officer involved death investigation.

4:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DNR Board OKs large conservation easement in Sawyer County. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:52am
WSAW. 7 Investigates: Lincoln Hills staff attacked after marijuana confrontation.
4:49am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Schimel: Website is latest step to stop elder abuse.

Economy/Business

5:14am
Fox 11. Oshkosh Defense receives $235.2 million order from Army.
5:05am
Daily Reporter. Foxconn says no changes planned for project. Milwaukee Biz Times.
5:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Minnesota passes Wisconsin in total jobs, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.
4:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fiserv CEO says search continues for headquarters site, bit firm 'committed' to Wisconsin.

Statewide

3:17pm
Badger Institute. Names two new Visiting Fellows.
3:12pm
Cornucopia Institute. Addressing the news release today by the organic industry's prominent lobby group, the Organic Trade Association.

Courts

3:09pm
350 Madison. Court of Appeals decision rebukes Enbridge's bullying.
1:42pm
Wisconsin First Judicial District. Milwaukee Family Drug Treatment Court hosts special celebration honoring its 50th graduate during National Drug Court Month.
12:07pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. And Brown County Taxpayers Association respond to lawsuit.
9:16am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Michael D. Mandelman.
9:15am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Federal National Mortgage Association v. Cory Thompson.
9:14am
District IV Court of Appeals. Enbridge Energy Company v. Dane County.

12:38pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal government slated to sue Wisconsin on overseas ballot access.
4:57am
Racine Journal Times. Trump Twitter decision tweets new life in Wisconsin case. Cap Times.
4:54am
Governing. Will teacher strikes influence the Supreme Court's union ruling?

Education

12:05pm
UW-Stout. Students in engineering technology class design products to help disabled.

Local

3:18pm
Milwaukee Council President Hamilton. Calls for special election for 5th District Council seat.
1:52pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Nicholson. Statement on Sterling Brown incident.
1:48pm
Milwaukee Ald. Bohl. A special time and a time to move on to a new challenge.
12:22pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Dimitrijevic. County Board votes to implement eviction reduction plan.
12:19pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. County Board calls for returning Winter Farmers Market to Mitchell Park Domes.
12:14pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Weishan. County Board overwhelmingly approves marijuana referendum for November 6 ballot.
10:16am
Milwaukee Common Council Members. Latest video presents an opportunity to make long overdue changes.
5:48am
MMSD. Grants, business training available as district pushes for salt reductions.

1:36pm
Fox 6. Advocate Aurora Health buys land near Foxconn site to build hospital, clinics & medical office.
12:50pm
Racine Journal Times. Mount Pleasant Plan Commission advances hotel near Foxconn.
12:45pm
U.S News & World Report. Milwaukee port starts shipping petroleum, raising concerns.
12:36pm
La Crosse Tribune. Police chief, officer launch effort to recall Trempealeau County District Attorney Taavi McMahon.

Congress

3:37pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Questions Secretary of State Pompeo about North Korea summit.
3:24pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces legislation to improve rural water infrastructure in Wisconsin.
10:19am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce bipartisan legislation to support rural EMS agencies.
5:48am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Questions Secretary DeVos.

9:24am
Reuters. Trump rejects push for moderate immigration deal, wants 'whole package.'
5:35am
Waunakee Tribune. Sen. Johnson outlines issues during area visit.
5:27am
The Hill. Paul Ryan's political purgatory.
4:50am
U.S. News & World Report. Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs.

Federal Agencies

5:04am
WBAY. NTSB recommends shoulder/lap seat belts for all school buses.

Politics

4:37pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Volunteers for Agriculture endorse Jon Plumer for Assembly District 42.
3:22pm
Walker for Governor. ICYMI: Scott Walker highlights the importance of trauma-informed care.
3:19pm
Roys for Governor. Calls out Walker's xenophobic ad campaign.
3:15pm
Kohl for 6th Congress. Koch brothers reward Grothman.
12:32pm
Nicholson for U.S. Senate. Dave Zien endorses.
12:20pm
Szerlong for 43rd Assembly. Makes a bid for the 43rd.
12:08pm
La Follette for Secretary of State. On the ballot.
11:59am
AFSCME Council 32. Endorses Mahlon Mitchell for governor of Wisconsin.
11:57am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Wisconsin pols took contributions from accused drug makers.
9:18am
Flynn for Governor. Distinguished as a gun sense candidate.
9:05am
Jacque for 1st Senate. Announces additional endorsements from Door County officials.
5:44am
Bryce for U.S. Congress. Statement on Sterling Brown video.

12:54pm
WISC. Koch Brothers running ads in Wisconsin for Rep. Grothman.
9:23am
Racine Journal Times. Republian congressional candidate Polce opens HQ in Burlington.
5:03am
Juneau County Star-Times. Tammy Baldwin attends Democratic headquarters opening in Mauston.
5:01am
U.S. News & World Report. State GOP launches radio ad for Vukmir, Nicholson files.
4:56am
WXPR. Democrat Meier to run for 34th Assembly seat.
4:53am
DeForest Times-Tribune. Plumer advances to June 12 special election.