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Week in Review – January 20

WEEK IN REVIEW  Speaker Vos, Rep. Steineke announced Assembly Republicans calling for “at least $300 million in tax relief and...
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Week in Review – January 13

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Friday January 20, 2017 - Updated 5:12pm

Governor

9:11am
Gov. Walker. Declares today as Green and Gold Day.

Budget

2:44pm
Rep. Stafsholt. Supports Assembly Republican Caucus transportation budget and tax relief plan.
12:19pm
Rep. Spiros. GOP calls for tax relief and transportation solution.
11:02am
Rep. Kitchens. Statement on transportation solution and tax relief plan.
10:59am
DRIVE. Statement on Assembly GOP caucus transportation/tax relief outline.
4:30am
Rep. Tranel. Priorities: Rural roads & education.
4:28am
Rep. Ripp. Response to the Assembly Republican caucus plan for the state's transportation fund and tax relief.
4:23am
Rep. Steffen. Supports transportation solution and tax relief plan.

4:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Vos calls for $300 million more for roads.
4:09am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers propose tax swap for transportation budget fix.
4:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly Republicans call for $300 million in new transportation revenue, tax cuts.
4:05am
Daily Cardinal. Congressman weighs in on tuition cut proposal and upcoming Capitol marches.

Legislative

2:43pm
Sen. Taylor. To join historic March for Women's Rights in Washington, DC.
2:37pm
Rep. Macco. Supports local control on cell towers.
2:36pm
Rep. Hebl. Column: When talking education, actions should match rhetoric.
12:18pm
Rep. Steffen. Receives WMC's "Working for Wisconsin" award.
4:25am
Sen. Craig. Authors civil asset forfeiture reform legislation. LRB-1662.
4:22am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement regarding legislation introduced to improve the City's public safety efforts.

4:48am
WQOW. State lawmaker circulates bill to outlaw all synthetic opiates.

State Agencies

12:45pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Jan. 23-29.
12:39pm
DPI. Eight public schools nominated for national Blue Ribbon honor.
12:25pm
DSPS. Meetings, week of January 23.
12:17pm
DOR. Kicks off tax season.
4:23am
DNR. Outdoor Report.
4:21am
DOC. Lt. Governor Kleefisch, DOC Sec. Litscher, and MATC president recognize CNC graduates.
4:19am
Concerned Veterans for America. Tomah "Candy Man" loses license after endangering lives for years.

4:04am
WKOW. Program stops 'doctor shopping.'

Statewide

1:25pm
Rep. Taylor. Don't believe WI Right to Life's lies: Planned Parenthood saves lives.
1:03pm
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. Commits to continuing work for justice in the face of hate.
8:39am
PDPW. To hold dairy H.R. workshop & producer panel.
4:20am
Wisconsin Right to Life. We don't need Planned Parenthood.

Courts

5:12pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.

4:02am
WBAY. Former UW-Oshkosh baseball coach not surprised by lawsuit over building funds.

Education

2:36pm
UW-Madison. 'Magic' plus UW science equal world-champ cheese.
11:00am
Marquette University. Selects construction manager for athletic performance research center.
9:16am
UW-River Falls. Falcon Athletics to host National Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon.

4:15am
La Crosse Tribune. UW-L officials say foundation follows funding rules.

Local

11:14am
City of Madison. Last chane to enroll for Marketplace Health Insurance for 2017.
8:32am
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Milwaukee Common Council OKs $110,000 settlement in excessive force suit.

4:08am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Hepatitis C cases spike in central Wisconsin.

Congress

2:39pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces her support of General James Mattis' nomination to be Secretary of Defense and General John Kelly's nomination to be Secretary of Homeland Security.
1:03pm
Wisconsin Right to Life. The inauguration of a pro-life president.
1:02pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on Trump inauguration.
12:42pm
RPW. Statement on the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
11:49am
RGA. Chairman Scott Walker: Our new possibilities and opportunities are endless.
10:36am
Sen. Shilling. Statement on presidential inauguration.
9:35am
One Wisconsin Now. Statements on the inauguration of Donald Trump.
8:35am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Statement on the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
4:27am
WCASA, End Domestic Abuse WI. Advocates of domestic violence and sexual assault victims appalled at news of President-elect Trump's budget proposal.

3:43pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tammy Baldwin's memo to the president: Help build a Made in Wisconsin economy that works for everyone.
9:09am
Bloomberg. Trump takes reins of nation as divisions deprive him of a honeymoon.
8:41am
Wisconsin State Journal. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's memo to the president: Regulatory relief should top to-do list.
4:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Triumph, celebration at Wisconsin pre-inaugural bash.
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Rep. Kind: Wisconsin farmers could suffer from late ag secretary pick.
4:09am
Daily Reporter. Labor leaders enter the unknown with Trump Administration.
4:06am
La Crosse Tribune. Hail to the chief of staff: Reince Preibus takes the reins as Donald Trump's right hand man.
4:05am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Pocan says he can 'absolutely' work with Trump.
4:03am
WISC. Wisconsin's congressional delegation prepares for Trump administration.

Politics

8:37am
School Administrators Alliance. Endorses State Superintendent Tony Evers for re-election.

4:16am
Beloit Daily News. Republican lawmakers differ on state superintendent race.
4:12am
WTMJ. Milwaukee dems take stock of 40,000 'vanishing voters.'
4:11am
Washington Post. This deeply blue Wisconsin village still seems surprised it voted for Trump.
4:07am
Chippewa Herald. State superintendent candidate defends dental work.

Local Politics

11:50am
Smith for Fitchburg Alder. Wisconsin state Rep. Chris Taylor and Dane County Sheriff Mahoney endorse.

Thursday January 19, 2017

Governor

10:32am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address: Public asstance should be a trampoline, not a hammock.

12:48pm
CNBC. Gov. Scott Walker calls for state-focused solution to Obamacare repeal.

Budget

4:28pm
LFB. Memo to Speaker Vos regarding 2017-19 general fund revenue.
4:06pm
Speaker Vos, Rep. Steineke. United Assembly Republican caucus announces framework for a transportation solution and tax relief.
2:35pm
DPI. Evers statement on state revenue figures.
11:14am
Reps. Hintz, Shankland. Current revenues down, future projections awfully optimistic.
10:55am
UW-Stout. Dunn County Board supports pay increases for UW System employees.
5:05am
Rep. Kooyenga. Statement on additional state revenue.
5:04am
WISPIRG. Statement on Speaker Vos's remarks that a gas tax increase in unlikely.
5:03am
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. New revenue projections show Wisconsin on solid ground.

4:27pm
NBC 15. Assembly Republicans call for $300 million for roads.
2:31pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: State roads can't rely on a Trump rescue.
6:26am
Cap Times. Lawmakers in both parties awaiting more details on Scott Walker's proposed UW tuition cut.
4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Improved revenue numbers could help state budget.
4:33am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Dunn County supervisors back pay hikes for UW System employees.
4:15am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin's budget picture gets $714 million brighter.
4:13am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Cuts to UW threaten to go too far.
4:12am
Twin-Cities Pioneer Press. Wisconsin tax collections forecast to be $454 million higher.

Legislative

3:27pm
Sen. Darling. Bi-partisan bill takes aim at Milwaukee gun crimes.
2:36pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Democratic Weekly Radio Address: "The Real State of Our State."
1:58pm
Sen. Johnson. Appointed to Wisconsin Center District Board.
10:54am
Rep. Hutton. Introduces Project Labor Agreement bill.
9:23am
Sen. Risser. Subeck & Risser bills will eliminate Wisconsin's criminal abortion statute.

4:25pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Wisconsin legislators propose new gun crimes.
4:34am
Janesville Gazette. Assembly speaker says his job is harder than governor's.

State Agencies

4:09pm
DATCP. PSC seminar offers farmers and businesses details, potential partnerships in anaerobic digester project proposals.
2:01pm
DHS. Health officials investigate rare viral illness linked to ratteries in Wisconsin and Illinois.
1:11pm
WHEDA. Commercial Lending Director O'Brien appointed to FHLB Chicage advisory council.

4:51am
WJFW. Northwoods hunters voice concerns at CWD committee meeting.
4:16am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin public employee pensions will rise.

Economy/Business

1:15pm
DWD. BLS data: State unemployment rate declines to 4 percent.

2:32pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 4% in December.
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Manitowoc-based wind tower manufacturer wants to sell more in Wisconsin.

Statewide

2:00pm
We Energies. Alarming splike in scam attempts.
11:09am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. 2016 State-local tax burden continues edging down.
10:44am
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. ICYMI: New report shows "defunding" Planned Parenthood would devastate health care access across Wisconsin.
9:17am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Welcomes Eduardo Garza as newest member of Board of Directors.

Courts

10:42am
MacIver Institute. UW-Oshkosh scandal proves more oversight needed.

4:31pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW-Oshkosh scandal couldn't come at worse time.
4:35am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. UWO projects at heart of lawsuit explained.

Education

3:18pm
Marquette University. Law professor, author O'Hear goes 'On the Issues' to discuss mass incarceration.
2:03pm
UW-Madison. Center helps make radiation treatment for cancer safer.
12:21pm
UW-Madison. Scholarship to prepare international students for global development leadership.
11:08am
UW-Madison. Sesame Street brings UW center's kindness curriculum to kids.
10:43am
MPS. Boys, girls basketball teams to compete at BMO Harris Bradley Center.
9:19am
UW-Madison. Telling the tale of midlife in the United States.

4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS unfunded retiree benefit costs fall to under $1 billion.

Local

2:40pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces county to purchase land to make Capital City State Trail safer.
1:10pm
Hunger Task Force. Meijer helps kick off 'Wanted: Peanut Butter' campaign.
9:25am
City of Madison Planning. Join your neighbors at the Cottage Grove Road Activity Centers Plan.

Congress

4:21pm
Wisconsin Bear Hunters' Association. Statement on Duffy and Johnson-Baldwin wolf bills.
2:43pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Column: The Republican plan for healthcare.
2:02pm
Pro-Life Wisconsin. Bringing pilgrims to Washington D.C.
10:53am
One Wisconsin Now. Support for Betsy DeVos as federal Education secretary another lesson about John Humphries' priorities.
9:52am
Wisconsin Family Ties. Understanding the IDEA is a required qualification for secretary of education.
9:20am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Stabenow, Warren, Merkley & Markey. Introduce legislation to withdraw from TPP.
5:14am
Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin. Parents aghast at DeVos confirmation hearing statements.

2:42pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Obamacare fate looms over central Wisconsin.
2:38pm
The Hill.  Ryan offers picture of public-private spending in Trump's infrastructure plan.
2:33pm
WKOW. Pocan compliments Trump before skipping inauguration.
12:53pm
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: Rep. Pocan acting like a 2-year-old.
12:45pm
CNBC. We need Democrats' help to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says.
5:22am
The Hill. States hope Trump era will reset federal relationship.
5:20am
The Hill. Trump team prepares dramatic cuts.
4:54am
NBC 26. Wisconsinites among the thousands planning to attend Trump inauguration.
4:52am
WAOW. School leaders, Wisconsin lawmakers react to Education Secretary nominee.
4:35am
Wausau Daily Herald. The Rust Belt gave Trump victory, now they want jobs in return.
4:14am
NBC 15. Rep. Moore to attend inauguration despite concerns.
4:11am
WISC. UW med students petition Paul Ryan on Planned Parenthood funding.

Politics

12:47pm
One Wisconsin Now. Why would Gov. Scott Walker campaign chair host fundraiser for Walker recall petition signer John Humphries? Follow the money.
12:23pm
Humphries for State Superintendent. Calls for revamping school report cards to make them 'genuinely open, honest, adn transparent."
9:53am
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Justice Ziegler should return campaign donations.

4:33pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. State superintendent candidate John Humphries proposes new state school report cards.
4:26pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Most schools get 'F' in academics under state superintendent candidate report card proposal.
4:53am
WISN. Supporters call for Sheriff Clarke to launch campaign against U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin.