Friday June 11, 2021 - Updated 3:58pm

Governor

11:41am
Gov. Evers. Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighter Joshua D. Fedie of the Boscobel Fire Department

4:25am
Cap Times. Evers 'can't imagine' he'll sign bill that would end extra unemployment aid

Budget

3:58pm
Rep. McGuire. Statement on JFC action on shoreline erosion. 
3:55pm
Rep. Shankland. Celebrates USP Albertson Hall approved by Joint Finance Committee. 
2:15pm
Rep. Plumer. Applauds JFC funding for Beaver Dam Lake improvements. 
11:40am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Applauds JFC for continuing to invest in municipal streets and stewardship.
10:09am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Budget Bulletin: GOP pays more for less on corrections and environment. 
10:08am
Sen. Marklein. Budget Bulletin: Transportation, Building Commission, Stewardship Program, Water Quality, Corrections, Courts…and more.
4:41am
Gathering Waters. Responds to JFC Knowles Nelson vote
4:39am
Sen. Ballweg. Leads investments in Wisconsin's natural resources. 
4:38am
The Nature Conservancy. Disappointed by Joint Finance Committee's Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Progam decision. 
4:37am
Milwaukee County Sup. Czarnezki. Denounces Joint Finance Committee decision to cut Milwaukee transit funding. 

4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New Estimates Say Wisconsin Could Lose $2.4B In Federal Relief Money Under Current School Funding Plan
4:34am
CBS 58. 'Foolish': Education officials frustrated with GOP inaction to secure $2.3B for schools
4:28am
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans Vote to Extend Land Stewardship Program 4 Years
4:27am
WKOW. GOP passes corrections budget; Dems wanted more prison reduction measures
4:25am
Wisconsin State Journal. Budget committee approves prison overtime funding, extends land grant program
4:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republicans Approve $32M Annually For Statewide Public Lands Program

Legislative

2:16pm
Rep. Snodgrass. Members of the Wisconsin Legislative LGBTQ Caucus releases statement on the fifth anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. 
9:03am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Wisconsin faith leaders decry anti-voter bills. 
4:40am
Sen. Carpenter. Republicans reject accountability, requiring senators show up for special sessions. 

4:34am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Republican lawmakers spent more than $8.5 million in taxpayer money on lawsuits over three years
4:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Republican lawmakers plan trip to observe Arizona election review
4:27am
NBC 26. First responder PTSD bill left out volunteers, some EMS workers

State Agencies

3:56pm
DNR. UPDATE: DNR Assisting With Cleanup Of Manure Spill
Near The Town Of Merrill, Investigation Ongoing
1:13pm
DHS. Community-Based Vaccination Clinics to Begin Ramping Down Operations
10:04am
DATCP. 2021 Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin Election Results Announced
8:56am
DNR. Seeking Public Comment For Environmental Review Of City of Milwaukee Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Project
4:36am
WHEDA. Join emerging developers, state leaders for virtual session to help shape Wisconsin’s housing future
4:32am
La Crosse Tribune. Testing detects PFAS in more than 500 French Islands wells, state looks to next steps

4:33am
Chippewa Herald. State's prison guard shortage worsening | Corrections officers from around Wisconsin being sent to Waupun
4:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Elections Commission votes to alert more than 100,000 voters their registration may be deactivated
4:29am
WXPR. DNR Investigating Manure Spill into Devil Creek in Lincoln County
4:28am
WFRV. CDC awards Wisconsin DHS over $30M in funding to address COVID-19 health disparities
4:26am
WTMJ. Wisconsin Veterans Museum to re-open in July
4:24am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Elections Commission Disagrees Over Plans For Voter List Despite Supreme Court Ruling

Economy/Business

4:34am
AP. Another jump in prices tightens the squeeze on US consumers
4:31am
Marshfield News Herald. Last April Wisconsin unemployment rate was over 14%. Now, the rate is down and job openings are seemingly everywhere.
4:29am
Fox 6. Milwaukee awaits summer visitors, spending down 37% during COVID

Statewide

10:05am
Fair Maps Coalition. New submission portal a win for public engagement. 

Courts

11:05am
DOJ. States Argue in Supreme Court Brief Supporting CDC Eviction Ban to Protect Public Health During Pandemic
10:07am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Authority to Close Schools
9:01am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down Dane County school closure order. 
9:00am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. City of Mayville v. DOA.
8:59am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Sara Lindsey James v. Janel Heinrich. 
4:42am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Federal court puts a hold on Biden administration's race-based loan forgiveness program. 

10:15am
U.S. News & World Report. Judge Pauses Loan Forgiveness Program for Farmers of Color
10:15am
U.S. News & World Report. Court: Wisconsin Heath Departments Can't Close Schools
10:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down Dane County health department order to close schools

Education

3:57pm
Marquette University. Marquette project coordinator honored with Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award
2:14pm
UW-Eau Claire. Four Blugolds awarded 2021 Gilman International Scholarships for fall study abroad
1:14pm
Wisconsin Bankers Foundation. Presents Nicholas Hicken with 2021 Spring Scholarship
9:05am
UW-Eau Claire Barron County. Student orientation is Jun 17.

4:27am
NBC 15. All MMSD students to return to in-person learning next school year

Local

8:57am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Appoints Task Force on Milwaukee’s Pension System

Thursday June 10, 2021

Governor

11:55am
Gov. Evers. Delivers radio address celebrating state's continued economic recovery, bounce back from COVID-19.

4:15am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Evers says veto is 'on the table' for remapping bill, but mind not made up yet
3:54am
WQOW. Gov. Evers appoints commissioner to investigate DA Gary King as King’s access to courthouse is restricted

Budget

4:24pm
Sen. Feyen. Unexpected surplus provides great opportunity for Wisconsin. 
4:23pm
American Legion, DAV, VFW. Now is the time to lower the property tax burden on Wisconsin's severely disabled veterans. 
4:14pm
Rep. Vining. Highlights risk of losing federal funding for K-12 education in Wisconsin. 
2:12pm
Survival Coalition. Concerned impact of public transit cuts on people with disabilities and direct care workforce. 
1:19pm
AARP Wisconsin. Wisconsin should use a portion of extra $4.4 billion in tax collections to help family caregivers, AARP WI says
6:08am
Rep. McGuire. Statement on Kenosha Innovation Neighborhood.
4:20am
Coalition to Repeal Wisconsin's Personal Property Tax. Business community asks for taxes to be returned. 

1:27pm
Center Square. Wisconsin Republican lawmaker: Question of tax cuts is not ‘if,’ but ‘how’
4:14am
Chippewa Herald. State could miss out on $2.3 billion in K-12 funding with GOP budget
4:13am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Lost federal aid for Wisconsin schools under GOP budget action now pegged at $2.3 billion
3:58am
WTMJ. $163M proposal for state office in Milwaukee left out of budget
3:52am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin at Risk of Losing $2.3 Billion for K-12 Schools

Senate Floor Session

6:12am
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. Applauds unanimous Senate passage of plan to boost agricultural exports. 
6:11am
Sen. Larson. Another Fib about the Big Lie. 
6:10am
Sen. Wanggaard. "Fund the police" and bipartisan police improvement bills clear state Senate. 
6:09am
Sen. Agard. Republicans rig the system rather than helping the people of Wisconsin.
6:04am
Sen. Ballweg. Senate passes two bills. 
4:18am
Sen. Ringhand. Statement on Republican conspiracy theory bills. 

4:13am
Stevens Point Journal. Wisconsin Senate votes to limit ballot drop boxes and require paperwork for absentee ballots
4:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate approves bill that would cut aid to cities that reduce their police budgets
4:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republicans pass legislation to add requirements for absentee voting, limit drop boxes
3:56am
WKOW. Senate passes set of voting restriction bills despite bipartisan opposition
3:51am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Senate Votes to Ban Police Chokeholds
3:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Senate Approves New Absentee Voting Limits, Policing Bills

Assembly Floor Session

8:44am
Rep. Callahan. Bill approved by State Legislature encourages return-to-work.
6:07am
Speaker Vos. Workforce recovery bill passes Assembly. 
6:06am
Rep. Brooks. Votes for workforce recovery legislation. 
6:06am
Rep. Hesselbein. Republicans scapegoat struggling families to score political points. 
6:05am
Rep. Vorpagel. Votes to help address worker shortage. 
4:20am
Rep. Shelton. Statement on Assembly Floor Session.
4:18am
Rep. Emerson. Statement on AB-336.
4:17am
Rep. Subeck. Statement on Assembly Floor Session.
4:16am
Rep. Considine. On jobs and the economy.

3:58am
CBS 58. Wisconsin Assembly passes bill blocking federal gun laws
3:55am
WISC. Wisconsin Assembly clears 2nd Amendment sanctuary bill exempting gunowners from federal regulations
3:53am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Legislature Votes to End Extra Unemployment
3:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Legislature Votes To End Supplemental Unemployment Benefits

Legislative

4:17pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. GOP guilty of wasting millions on frivolous lawsuits. LFB Memo.
10:51am
Sen. Wirch. Issues statement on increase in anti-Semitic and anti-Asian rhetoric and violence.
10:49am
Various Building and Contractor Groups. Memo to legislators opposing lein law.
10:45am
Reps. Hintz, Hesselbein, Spreitzer, Hong, Haywood, Cabrera, Vining. Assembly GOP doubles down on racism, retaliates against member of color's efforts to address systemic racism. 
9:08am
Rep. Myers. Column: White fragility: The essence of America's fear of Critical Race Theory. 

9:11am
Wisconsin State Farmer. Wisconsin bills seek 'Truth in Food Labeling.'
4:10am
Cap Times. Assembly committee supports bill barring transgender girls from girls' sports on party-line vote

State Agencies

4:44pm
DNR. Assisting With Cleanup Of Manure Spill
Near The Town Of Merrill
4:15pm
DHS. Adds COVID-19 Vaccination Data to Existing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Dashboard
1:00pm
OCI. Bulletin, June 10, 2021, Reinstating Course Requirements
11:51am
DNR. Wisconsin NRB Meeting June 23

4:15am
Janesville Gazette. Fish contaminated with PFAS found in lakes and waterways that lead to Rock River
4:14am
Wisconsin State Journal. DNR: Fish from Yahara chain of lakes contaminated with PFAS; anglers warned to limit consumption
3:57am
NBC 15. Proposal to make driver test for teens permanently waived receives mixed reaction
3:54am
WEAU. Wisconsin municipalities will have the opportunity to receive Coronavirus relief funding
3:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Fish Consumption Advisory Issued Due To PFAS Contamination In The Yahara Chain Of Lakes
3:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Treasurer, Community Agencies Launch New Network To Improve Wisconsin Homeownership

Economy/Business

4:20pm
New North. Wipfli receives 2020 New North Workplace Excellence Award. 
10:42am
WMC. Wisconsin Business World Announces ‘Business is a Force for Good’ Essay Contest Winners

3:59am
WTMJ. Desperate to find workers, desperate to find a job: Where is the labor disconnect?
3:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Sees 40 Percent Decline In Number Of Hemp Grower, Processor Applications
3:45am
Fox 6.Wisconsin restaurants hiring, worker shortage at 83%

Statewide

11:59am
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Marshfield Children’s seeking applicants for new Parent and Family Advisory Council
8:43am
DAV Department of Wisconsin. To celebrate centennial during Wisconsin Convention. 
6:13am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Publishes 2020 Hospital Quality Report. 

3:45am
Politico. Scott Walker cuts ad encouraging Covid vaccination

Courts

9:44am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Eau Claire County DHS v. S.E.

Education

4:18pm
Marquette University. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service receives $350,000 in funding for operations; also announces initiative to grow endowment
2:56pm
Badgers United. Congratulates Ed Manydeeds as newly elected President of UW Board of Regents. 
12:01pm
UW-Milwaukee. Satya and Anu Nadella donate $2 million to UWM to increase diversity in tech education
10:47am
UW-Madison. Uncovering how low-protein diets might reprogram metabolism

Local

11:57am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Arrest made in Johnsons Park homicide. 
11:53am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. National Leader in Behavioral Health Crisis Care Selected to Plan Dane County Mental Health Triage and Restoration Center
9:10am
Washington County Exec. Schoemann. Washington County to mark 2nd annual Juneteenth Day with proclamation, speakers, youth group performance on June 19.
8:40am
Valley Sentinel. Spring Green newspaper releases results of 1st Annual 'Best of the Valley' reader poll.

4:11am
Cap Times. Report suggests Wisconsin counties need new revenue sources with drop in state aid
4:00am
WAOW. League of Women Voters explores broadband expansion in Northwoods
3:54am
WKBT. New test results find PFAS contamination in some public wells in the Town of Campbell
3:47am
WXPR. Northwoods Chambers of Commerce Get $156,000 to Promote Tourism
3:46am
Fox 6. Milwaukee streetcar struggles to rebound, bleeds red ink

Congress

4:27pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. ICYMI: Johnson Discusses Countering China Threat Without Increasing Government Spending and Biden Border Crisis on Newsmax
4:26pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. On Big Tech Censorship: Shame On the Media, Social Media For Not Paying Attention To Evidence About Potential Lab Leak Theory
3:17pm
Opportunity Wisconsin. Senator Johnson Promises to Once Again Block Aid for Wisconsinites, Even If It’s Bipartisan
1:48pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Statement on skyrocketing consumer prices. 
11:58am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Introduces Jen Easterly to Serve as CISA Director
11:58am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Statement on Surface Transportation Markup
10:50am
Clean Wisconsin. Looks at next steps as Biden moves to replace Trump-era water rule.