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Tuesday November 12, 2019 - Updated 4:47pm

Governor

12:48pm
Various Organizations. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding AB-426.
10:10am
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order #59 relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in state government. 

4:15am
Madison.com. Tony Evers again under fire for open records adherence. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Assembly Floor Session

4:37pm
Rep. Hintz. Honors Oshkosh North softball team. 
4:01pm
Sens. Testin, Taylor; Reps. Kurtz, Considine. Hemp legislation moves to the governor's desk.
3:58pm
Rep. Ballweg. Assembly passes two bills.
3:56pm
Rep. Ohnstad. Bipartisan bill regulating public insurance adjusters unanimously passes Assembly. 
3:14pm
Rep. Dittrich. Honors Hometown Hero Marty Calderon.
3:11pm
Rep. Tusler. Courts creation bill clears legislative hurdle.
2:23pm
AB-047 Minor guardianship legislation takes next step.
1:33pm
Rep. Nygren. Hometown Hero honored.

Legislative

4:47pm
Rep. Shankland. Letter to Ascension regarding Project Nightingale.
2:56pm
Rep. James. Column: Mental health care can't wait. 
12:45pm
Rep. Stubbs. Introduces bill to create Council for Equity and Inclusion and the Office for Equity and Inclusion.
8:48am
Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education. Legislators earn grades, too!
4:22am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Lawmakers held accountable for votes on education with report cards. 

4:17am
Fox 6. GOP lawmaker introduces resolution to declare Capitol evergreen the "Wisconsin State Christmas Tree." Wisconsin State Journal
4:08am
New York Times. New normal in key state for 2020 race: Political deadlock. 
4:07am
Racine Journal Times. Legislators mixed on special session on gun bills. 
4:06am
WTMJ. Wisconsin Tourism Secretary designee Sara Meaney responds accusations she 'politicized' department. 

State Agencies

2:21pm
DWD. Visits STATZ Corporation in Middleton to recognize veteran hiring. 
2:02pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Announces MyVote Wisconsin outage. 
1:32pm
DHS. Protect family and friends this holiday season: Get a flu shot. 
12:46pm
DNR. Celebrates America Recycles Day.
12:30pm
UW System, WEDC. Introduce online "how to" talent generator. 
11:08am
Wisconsin Water Alliance. Statement ahead of DNR's PFAS-related public hearing. 
10:11am
Wisconsin Lottery. $50,000 Green Bay Powerball winner claims prize. 
4:20am
ETF. Preliminary WRS investment performance. 

4:26am
Kenosha News. DNR to hold hearings on PFAS standards; treatment could cost more than $25M for large water utilities. 
4:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Fired Wisconsin Agriculture Secretary Brad Pfaff gets new job in Evers administration. Wisconsin State Journal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Economy/Business

9:14am
ABC of Wisconsin. Former Lt. Gov. Kleefisch partners with ABC of Wisconsin.

9:00am
MarketWatch. Dean Foods files for bankruptcy, in talks to sell substantially all of its assets.
8:54am
WUWM. Wisconsin's unemployment disparity between blacks & whites is worst in the United States. 

Statewide

10:35am
The Midwest Council. Re-launches at critical time for business. 

Courts

8:44am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Matthew C. Hinkle.

4:03am
Reuters. Supreme Court to hear Trump bid to end safeguards for 'Dreamers.'

Education

4:00pm
AAUP Wisconsin, AFT-Wisconsin Higher Education Council. Statement on UW System Preisdent search. 
2:54pm
UW-Platteville. Horrific Crime Scene Revisited exhibit offers mystery, intrigue. 
2:53pm
UW-Platteville. Midwest Culturally Inclusive Conference to return in February. 
2:53pm
UW-Platteville. Hosts 47th annual High School Mathematics Contest.
12:49pm
Alverno College. Receives platinum seal for excellence in student voter engagement. 
12:31pm
UW-Madison. "Stories from the Flood" recount suffering, resilience in Kickapoo Valley towns. 
11:07am
Marquette University. College of Nursing to host discussion on health care and politics. 
11:06am
UW-Stout. Reminiscence Speaker Series to feature retired vice chancellor. 
9:04am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Calls on Menomonee Falls to retire racist mascot.
8:56am
UW-Madison. Ada Deer, champion of women's and Native American rights, to discuss memoir Nov. 19.
8:48am
DPI. Most schools and districts meet expectations in 2018-19 report cards. 

11:11am
U.S. News & World Report. Most Wisconsin schools, districts meet expectations. 
4:37am
Fox 6. Menomonee Falls superintendent recommends retiring 'Indians' mascot at the end of the school year. 

Local

4:35pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Calls on Lafayette County Board to reject resolution suppressing free speech. 
2:03pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Schmitt. Finance Chair thanks colleagues, applauds county staff for work on 2020 budget. 
1:35pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. Supervisors adopt 2020 county budget. 
10:33am
Racine Mayor Mason. And Cardinal Capital Group finalize terms for Ajax. 

8:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As snow falls, some counties have already exhausted winter plowing budgets. 
4:25am
U.S. News & World Report. Meeting on proposal to prosecute journalists back on. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:09am
WAOW. Non-profits could lose financial support from Marathon Co. in 2020 budget. 
4:02am
Cap Times. Dane County Board approves $663 million in spending for 2020 budgets.
3:58am
WQOW. Clear Creek Town Boar passes wind farm moratorium. 

Congress

4:36pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Introduces bipartisan Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act.
4:34pm
Wisconsin Catholic Conference. Supports federal protections against predatory lending.
2:24pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Democrats unveil new report detailing how Trump administration mismanaged payments to farmers for trade damages. 
2:22pm
WISPIRG. Leads fight to rein in payday lending.
11:19am
U.S. Reps. Gallagher, Crow. Introduce bill to authorize GWOT Memorial on National Mall.

1:44pm
The Hill. Ex-Rep. Duffy to join lobbying firm BGR.
4:27am
WXOW. Rep. Ron Kind wants open spaces for veterans. 
4:00am
AP. U.S. held record number of migrant kids in custody in 2019.
3:58am
AP. Impeachment aside, federal budget remains a pressing matter. 

Politics

3:51pm
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Barbara Lawton and Kathleen Falk endorse. 
3:50pm
Kapenga for Senate. Congressional announcement. 
1:36pm
Dane County Democratic Party. Select new board.

4:09am
WKBT. Ed Fallone announces bid for Wisconsin Supreme Court. 

Monday November 11, 2019

Governor

4:19am
Gov. Evers. Grants pardons to eight individuals. 

3:56am
Kenosha News. State of Wisconsin, UW-Madison to raise minimum hourly wage for employees to $15. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
3:51am
Fox 6. Denied: Staff shield Governor Tony Evers' emails from public access. 
3:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers seeks science-related ornaments for the Capitol's renamed 'Holiday Tree.'
3:46am
Chippewa Herald. With 'holiday tree' and 'National Bible Week.' church-state controversy begins anew. 
3:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Robin Vos raps Tony Evers over appointment to obscure federal relations office. 
3:42am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Gov. Evers issues 8 more pardons. Wisconsin State Journal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Legislative

4:35pm
Rep. Taylor. Honors veterans and calls for protections for survivors of military sexual assault. 
2:28pm
Rep. Steineke. To be named Assembly 'Hometown Hero.": De Pere High Schooler. Former State Senator. Green Bay 8th Grader. Community Advocate.
1:06pm
Sen. Shilling. Co-authors veterans tax credit bill.
10:42am
Rep. Kurtz. Column: Behind every veteran, a story. 
10:41am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Lack of traffic enforcement putting lives at risk.
10:31am
Rep. Vruwink. Column: Saving for our future. 

2:35pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly to take up hemp regulation, Bible Week resolution in Tuesday session.
4:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Here's how a New Berlin legislator is trying to stop prostitution at local massage parlors.
3:54am
Courthouse News Service. Wisconsin legislative session on guns over in one minute. 
3:52am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: Assembly Speaker says governor is playing politics with special session.
3:51am
WKOW. Mt. Horeb gun shop says storage program successful, hopes new bill allows it to spread. 

State Agencies

4:36pm
DWD. Governor Evers declares Nov. 11-17 Apprenticeship Week in Wisconsin.
2:49pm
DOA. Brad Pfaff joins DOA as Director of Business and Rural Development. 
2:03pm
DOT. State Patrol now accepting applications for troopers/inspectors. 
10:29am
DMA. Veterans, we salute you.

4:03am
Daily Reporter. WEDC deputy secretary departs for J.P. Cullen. 

Economy/Business

9:37am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Announces Logistics Health Incorporated as first Five Star employer. 

Statewide

2:02pm
American Heart Association. Vaping Report.

4:11am
USA Today. Scores of records could fall as cold, snow, ice sweep across nation.
3:38am
Wisconsin Watch. Wisconsinites use cannabis as a medicine, but research and the law are not on their side.

Courts

11:11am
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Issues 2019 Guide to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Judicial Evaluation.

3:40am
Courthouse News Service. Wisconsin GOP blocked from intervening in abortion case. 

Education

4:38pm
Edgewood College. Board of Trustees announces presidential search firm, committee. 
4:37pm
UW-Whitewater. Among the top five percent of universities nationwide for veterans. 
2:55pm
Marquette University. Offices of Community, Corporate Engagement to unite as Office of Economic Engagement. 
2:05pm
Marquette University. Community Engagement Symposium to be held Nov. 12.
1:53pm
UW-Platteville. Criminal justice students gain critical skills during drill with area SWAT team. 
1:52pm
UW-Platteville. Alumna's business to be featured in Etsy holiday ad. 
10:40am
Marquette University. To cohost Social Justice Summit with NO STUDIOS.
10:36am
UW-Madison. Injectable, flexible electrode could replace rigid nerve-stimulating implants. 

9:27am
Appleton Post Crescent. After unapologetically teaching to the ACT, this tiny Wisconsin district now ranks among the state's best.
4:16am
Oshkosh Examiner. State amends charges against former UWO officials.
3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Regents criticized for not including faculty, staff, students on UW president search committee. 

Local

11:21am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Lucas. Cracks down on reckless driving. 
10:38am
Solidarity Realty. Madison real estate firm tallies F-35 - afftected property values. 
10:33am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. It's time we rethink County government. 

1:59pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lafayette County Board's resolution warning media about water quality coverage dropped.
4:14am
Cap Times. Layfayette County resolution claims area 'falsely slandered,' seeks to restrict well test results. WISC.
3:53am
WJFW. Health department grants funds Vilas Co. 'jail recovery program' through 2020.

Congress

1:51pm
Cap Times. More than 8,000 in Wisconsin could lose free/reduced lunch under proposed federal rule change. 
12:20pm
Fox 11. Baldwin says Johnson needs to make a decision on impeachment. 
3:37am
Politico. Sen. Ron Johnson says he's 'sympathetic' to Trump rationale for freezing Ukraine aid. 

Politics

11:23am
Church for 7th Congress. Statement on Veteran's Day.
11:09am
WIN2020. Wisconsin GOP chair details party's plan to WIN2020.

3:55am
WSAU. GOP debate scheduled for 7th Congressional District special election.