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Monday December 11, 2017 - Updated 10:01am

Governor

5:56am
WAOW. Gov. Walker outlaws soliciting sexual photos of children.
5:12am
U.S. News & World Report. Governor to sign bill lifting mining moratorium.
5:11am
Fox 11. Walker signs bill prohibiting adults from hosting underage drinking parties.
5:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New laws target repeat drunk drivers, sex offenders in schools.

Legislative

10:01am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Dark Store Day. A holiday wish for tax fairness.
9:59am
Columbus City Administrator Vander Sanden. City of Columbus urges passage of legislation on this "Dark Store Day of Action."
9:55am
Sen. Carpenter. Save our SeniorCare!
8:53am
WEDA. Recognizes Dark Store Day to encourage lawmakers to support property tax fairness legislation.
8:31am
UW System Remedial Education Report. Appendix. UW System Remedial Math & English Course Offerings.
6:03am
Sen. Taylor. Three bills become law.

9:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers push for recognition of tribal ID cards.
5:15am
Kenosha News. Municipalities push Legislature to end "dark stores' loophole.

State Agencies

9:54am
WEDC. UWM awareded $900,000 state grant to support Connected Systems Institute.

6:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin can't enforce fire sprinkler rule for small apartment buildings, says AG Schimel.

Economy/Business

6:13am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin regulators approve Xcel Energy rate hikes.

Statewide

8:52am
PDPW. December 20 webinar to provide dairy market outlook for 2018.

6:00am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Unions adjust to right-to-work reality.
5:17am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Distractions, alcohol fuel increase in deaths of pedestrians on Wisconsin roadways.
5:09am
WTMJ. Investigators say more predators using Snapchat to victimize children.
5:07am
Madison.com. Sexual misconduct often part of the job in hospitality work.

Courts

5:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. John Doe judge to step down because of tweets he posted about the case.
5:29am
USA Today. Supreme Court to hear second case challenging election districts.
5:26am
WISN. UPFRONT recap: State senator reacts to news DOJ found her private emails in GAB's possession. 
5:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. Ethics Commission: John Doe leak report requires 'significant factual clarifications.'

Education

5:58am
Cap Times. UW Regents revise reorganization plan to meet accreditation standards for online 2-year degrees.
5:20am
Racine Journal Times. Gateway preps for Foxconn employment needs.
5:19am
Cap Times. UW-Madison faculty: Who will decide if 'hate speech' protest warrants discipline?

Local

5:22am
Madison.com. Legality of Sauk County policy approval in question.
5:18am
Racine Journal Times. Milwaukee alderman evaluating Foxconn 'options.'
5:13am
Lodi Enterprise. In stagnant Wisconsin communities, rising public service costs could be problematic.
5:07am
WTMJ. Year-end cuts expected at Cudahy Fire Department.

Congress

10:00am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports legislation to increase funding for biomedical research.

5:20am
Wisconsin State Journal. In federal tax debate, advocates fear harm to universities, including UW-Madison.
5:17am
The Hill. Senator says tax group in 'la la land' on GOP plan.
5:06am
Bloomberg. It won't be so easy next time Congress must fund the government.
5:05am
Politico. How Trump will target the federal safety net.

Federal Agencies

8:54am
Heal Without Harm Coalition. DOJ launches investigation into Planned Parenthood's aborted fetal tissue dealings.

Politics

9:56am
Cabrera for 9th Assembly. Steps up on behalf of Democrats and announces intent to run for the 9th Assembly District.
6:10am
Koehler for 58th Assembly. Statement on endorsement from Rep. James Edming.
6:10am
Roys for Governor. Files committee enabling future gubernatorial run.
6:02am
DPW. Ads: Leah Vukmir & Kevin Nicholson are "Roy Moore's WI enablers."

9:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers yanked license of teacher for watching porn, but GOP says he wasn't consistent.
5:28am
Politico. Democrats scour map for sleeper races.
5:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. More campaign donations coming from unregistered PACs since law changed.

Friday December 8, 2017

Governor

4:46pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Governor Walker signs government leasing transparency bill into law.
3:01pm
Gov. Walker. Seeks applicants for Rock County Judicial Vacancy.
11:28am
Gov. Walker. Seeks applicants for Milwaukee County judicial vacancy.
11:00am
Gov. Walker. Announces administration staff changes.
9:56am
Gov. Walker. Signs eight crime prevention and victim protection bills into law in Mount Pleasant. 

2:59pm
WTMJ. New drunk driving law closes ignition interlock loophole.
1:52pm
Racine Journal Times. Walker signs eight bills at Mount Pleasant COP House.
5:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Foxconn economic impact to outpace state's defense contractors, Walker says.
5:02am
Chippewa Herald. Gov. Walker visits veterans' home, remembering Pearl Harbor. Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.
4:56am
WKOW. Walker supports Trump's declaring Jerusalem as capital.

Legislative

4:35pm
Sen. Testin, Rep. Goyke. WI Veteran Farm Bill of 2017 signed into law.
9:23am
LAB. Report 17-20: Department of Employee Trust Funds. Briefing Sheet.

1:48pm
WISC. Seeing Madison's success, lawmaker announces bill to crack down on card skimming devices.
5:38am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Assembly bill could bring changes to Oshkosh's disputed rental inspection law.
5:07am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP lawmakers seek to increase state historic tax credits.
4:54am
WAOW. Fake news article claims pot is legal in Wisconsin.
4:53am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Public must be looped in on bad conduct probes.
4:52am
Wisconsin State Journal. Capitol aide: DOJ said most would quit rather than endure sexual harassment.
4:49am
WISC. Camera would be required in operating rooms under new bill.

State Agencies

4:37pm
Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin. Statement on Attorney General's opinion on fire sprinklers.
3:10pm
DSPS. Meetings week of Dec. 11.
3:09pm
AG Schimel. Issues formal opinion regarding the application to 2011 WI Act 21 and sprinkler systems in multifamily dwellings. Opinion. Request.
1:56pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Dec 11-17.
1:46pm
Ready Wisconsin. Get your home holiday-ready - safety tips.

3:56pm
U.S. News & World Report. AG: State can't enforce sprinkler rule.
1:51pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. AG Brad Schimel says investigation based on Project Veritas videos is nearly done.
5:09am
NBC 15. WisDOT warns winter weather could affect Friday afternoon commute.

Economy/Business

2:50pm
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employment Update.
5:45am
Citizens Utility Board. Xcel Energy customers face higher fixed fees, PSC misses opportunity to slash monopoly profits.

1:49pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Foxconn's plans to use driverless vehicles points to potential of emerging technology.
5:11am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin regulators approve Xcel Energy rate hikes.
5:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. Attorney General: Foxconn project 'imperiled' by Eau Claire lawsuit.
4:58am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Foxconn: Potential suppliers' interest outpaces available information.

Statewide

4:16pm
MEUW. Crews respond to call for mutual aid in U.S. Virgin Islands.
9:25am
WEDA. Launches new website.

5:37am
Stevens Point Journal. Police killed more people in Wisconsin than in past years. Question is: Why?
5:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. ACA stakeholders in western Wisconsin see strong health insurance sign-ups.

Courts

3:54pm
Sen. Tiffany. Column: State watchmen blind to their partisanship.
3:51pm
Chief Justice Roggensack. Statement on John Doe judge.
11:27am
AG Schimel. Defends key Foxconn incentive at Wisconsin Supreme Court.

2:57pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. John Doe attorney disputes AG Schimel's report and says he referred case to lawyer regulators.
11:58am
Beloit Daily News. Partisan divide deepens over Walker investigation.
5:33am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Vos says report shows GAB used for 'political vendetta.'
5:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Attorney general says he will fix error in court filing about Journal Sentinel reporter.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker gathered millions of pages of records from Republicans.
4:50am
NBC 26. Islamic advocacy group files lawsuit against Wisconsin manufacturer.

Education

3:48pm
UW-Platteville. Hosts review of NASA prototypes.
10:05am
Marquette University. Lovell announces Marquette to install grotto of Blessed Virgin Mary behind St. Joan of Arc Chapel.
9:22am
UW-River Falls. To host seminar on marketing livestock.
5:47am
UW-Platteville. Education majors assist students with special needs.
5:46am
UW-Platteville. To host senior design open house.

5:14am
U.S. News & World Report. Cross: 2-year schools' teams will continue during merger.
5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. If your student applied to UW-Madison and is academically prepared, admission chances are 'excellent' official says.
5:09am
U.S. News & World Report. Farrow quits UW Board of Regents. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
5:05am
Milwaukee Biz Times. UWM students vote against fee increase for union renovations.

Local

3:00pm
Milwaukee Ald. Rainey. City needs to do more with checking vacant city-owned properties.
2:39pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Sheriff's deputies, other law enforcement agencies volunteer for 11th Annual "Shop With a Cop."
12:04pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement in support of the Global Compact on Migration.
10:11am
Milwaukee Ald. Stamper. Condolences to the family of Andrew Tyler.
10:09am
Village of Richfield. Issues statement regarding Scenic Pit LLC. property to correct statements made.

12:02pm
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Town of Sturgeon Bay 'may have to go back to gravel roads.'
5:52am
CBS 58. Too many autopsies: Milwaukee Co. Medical Examiner's Office confirms they won't lose accreditation.
5:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As drug deaths mount, Milwaukee's mayor pledges action.

Congress

3:53pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Statement on DOJ investigation of abortion giant.
1:55pm
One Wisconsin Now. Senator Ron Johnson's 'seat at the table' doesn't include an actual seat at the table.
5:41am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement on Trump administration reversing position to attack public sector unions.

3:02pm
Cap Times. Where members of Wisconsin's Congressional delegation stand on net neutrality rules.
5:34am
Daily Cardinal. UW grad students make $18,000 per year. Under a new bill, they may be taxed like they make $50,000.
4:51am
Bloomberg. Senator's shaky Obamacare deal poses challenge for tax overhaul.
4:50am
Reuters. Congress averts government shutdown for now.

Federal Agencies

9:24am
Wisconsin Right to Life. Now more than ever, Planned Parenthood must be defunded.

5:16am
Reuters. U.S. Department of Justice investigating fetal tissue transfers.
4:47am
WAOW. Demonstrators protest new neutrality in Plover.

Politics

1:47pm
RPW. Sends Randy Bryce a California birthday gift.
11:27am
Mitchell for Governor. Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney endorses.
10:07am
DPW. Republican primary in Senate Dist. 10 turns ugly.
5:43am
Walker for Governor. ICYMI: Gov. Walker signs bills to support Wisconsin veterans.
5:42am
RPW. ICYMI: Republicans cutting taxes while Senator Baldwin picks Washington over Wisconsin.

5:15am
Columbus Journal. Columbus man running for state office.
5:10am
Cap Times. Former state Rep. Kelda Roys set to launch campaign for governor in 2018.
5:04am
Cap Times. Updated: Comprehensive list of Democrats running for Wisconsin governor.
5:03am
Cap Times. Republicans slam Wachs for vote against bill that included sexual harassment language.
4:46am
WJFW. In Rhinelander stop, Dallet appeals to middle ground in Supreme Court election.

 

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