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Friday September 22, 2017 - Updated 4:41pm

Budget

4:41pm
Rep. Kitchens. Statement on signed state budget.
1:33pm
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Expresses support for state budget.
1:32pm
Rep. Stafsholt. 2017-18 biennium budget passes and is signed.
1:28pm
Leading Age Wisconsin. Applauds governor's budget supporting Medicaid long-term care.
11:13am
Rep. Summerfield. Statement on governor's visit & budget package.
11:11am
Rep. Stafsholt. 2017-18 biennium budget passes and is signed.
11:08am
Gov. Walker. Visits schools across Wisconsin following state budget signing.
11:05am
Rep. Krug. A winning budget for central Wisconsin.
5:07am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Notes positive budget investments for people with disabilities.
5:05am
Survival Coalition. Responds to governor's budget.
5:05am
Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education. Biennial budget distorts constitutional intent.

3:30pm
Cap Times. Measure jeopardizing sidewalks and bike paths survives Scott Walker's veto.
1:59pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker wields budget veto to get opposite of what Wisconsin lawmakers wanted.
4:53am
WJFW. A local health facility could face financial struggles due to new state budget.
4:52am
WAOW. State budget helps with Brokaw's debt.
4:10am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Wisconsin Rapids airport funding passes through state budget.
4:09am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker's budget vetoes put for-profit college regulators in limbo.
4:08am
Cap Times. Rep. Dianne Hesselbein: Budget ignores our Wisconsin values.
4:07am
Reuters. Wisconsin governor signs overdue budget into law.
3:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker signs $76B Wisconsin budget with money for schools, fees for hybrids.

Legislative

3:25pm
Rep. Shankland. To hold office hours on Tuesday.
11:06am
Sen. Craig. Applauds creation of inspector general at DOT.
9:13am
Senator LeMahieu, Reps. Tittl, Katsma, Vorpagel. Announce fall listening sessions.
5:03am
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Corporate mining handout overwhelmingly unpopular.

4:58am
Door County Pulse. Kitchens optimistic about DNR manure spreading rules.
4:53am
Wausau Daily Herald. Proposed bill opens path for a sulfide mine at Eau Claire Dells near Wausau.
4:51am
WISC. Rep. Kleefisch releases anti-human trafficking bill.
4:50am
WISC. Legislators push to crack down on distracted driving.
4:06am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Green Bay wants more money for city streets.
4:05am
Kenosha News. Contingent of county officials call for statewide opioid database.
4:02am
Fox 6. Bill to allow permitless carry stirs up controversy, especially in Milwaukee. WISN.
3:57am
ABC News. Wisconsin lawmakers consider laws targeting riots. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

State Agencies

3:20pm
Wisconsin Elections Commision. Wisconsin notified of unsuccessful Russian hacking attempt.
2:22pm
DOT. Hot weather increases chances for pavement buckling.
2:21pm
DHS. Influenza is already making the rounds in Wisconsin.
1:27pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Sept. 25-Oct. 1.
11:01am
DNR. Changes going into effect for deer and turkey tagging plus goose harvest registration.

2:02pm
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin creating elections security team, plan.

Economy/Business

3:39pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Foxconn has 40 employees working from Gateway's iMet center.
8:46am
Appleton Post-Crescent. 600 jobs in balance as Appleton Coated sale goes to court.
4:49am
WBAY. Combined Locks mill lays off 600 workers.
4:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Foxconn employees move into Gateway building.
3:56am
Kenosha News. Gateway plans $5M expansion to help train Foxconn workforce.

Statewide

2:20pm
Wisconsin Railroad Association. Governor Scott Walker has declared September 24-30, 2017 as Rail Safety Week in Wisconsin.

4:54am
Duluth News Tribune. NOAA says warmer start to winter, but La Nina could bring cold, snow later.

Courts

11:03am
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia. Summit Credit Union v. Equifax, Inc.

4:00am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide whether Saratoga mega-dairy can use land for crops.

Education

1:51pm
UW-Stout. McNair Scholars retreat to focus on grad school preparation.
1:31pm
UW-Platteville. 2017-18 academic year already historic.
11:14am
UW-Stout. Events Oct. 12-14 to mark vocational rehabilitation anniversary. 

9:11am
Racine Journal Times. Coming months critical for Unified with performance report looming.
3:58am
Cap Times. Tony Evers' State of Education address criticizes Walker policies.

Local

3:24pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. Opposes $60 wheel tax.
1:37pm
UBLAC. Black women's empowerment march. Flyer.
11:09am
Village of Richfield. Receives highest award for municipal budgeting in the country. 
11:04am
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. When good citizens step up in Milwaukee, good things happen.

Congress

4:22pm
DPW. Johnson's claims on his bill protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions "Every bit as well as Obamacare" found to be FALSE.
2:23pm
One Wisconsin Now. Statements on Trump-DeVos repeal of Title IX sexual assault investigation guidelines.
11:12am
RISE Law Center. Receives grant to assist with DACA renewals for dreamers.
8:45am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Senators: Administration too lax on worker safety.

1:57pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Congressman Duffy seeks to reform national flood program.
4:48am
WQOW. Rep. Ron Kind tours CVTC Gateway manufacturing campus.
4:06am
WBAY. Wisconsin seems to be a unique winner under GOP health care bill formula.
4:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Pocan: Latest ACA repeal bill is full of holes.
4:01am
WKOW. Wisconsin politicians respond to new GOP healthcare bill.

Politics

3:38pm
Walker for Governor. ICYMI: Gov. Walker signs budget that cuts taxes, makes record investment in Wisconsin classrooms.
3:22pm
RPW. Dana Wachs embraces new minority leader, says "we've got to move on."
5:01am
McCabe for Governor. I won't live in Governor's Mansion once elected.

1:54pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Democrat Kathleen Vinehout to announce run for governor.

Thursday September 21, 2017

Budget

5:17pm
Sen. Stroebel. The final budget product protects local taxpayers.
4:53pm
Rep. Tranel. Final state budget good for Southwest Wisconsin.
4:49pm
ABC of Wisconsin. Statement on state budget.
4:36pm
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address: 2017-19 Budget Makes Major Investment in Education.
4:29pm
Wisconsin Towns Association. Applauds governor and Legislature for investing in towns.
4:13pm
WHCA/WiCAL. Long-term care providers applaud funding increases in state budget.
4:04pm
Sen. Taylor. Governor Walker's vetoes make bad budget worse, misses opportunities. 
3:59pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Statement on final approval of the state budget.
3:58pm
WMC. Statement on the 2017-19 Wisconsin state budget.
3:57pm
American Lung Association. Statement in response to Wisconsin's final 207-19 budget.
3:56pm
UW-Platteville Chancellor Shields. Response to state budget signing.
3:54pm
UW-Eau Claire Student Senate. Statement on budget.
3:52pm
Wisconsin Personal Services Association. Governor Walker approves first personal care rate increase in a decade, additional investments needed.
3:02pm
WASB. Statement on state budget.
2:59pm
Wisconsin Library Association. Thanks Governor Walker and Legislature for supporting public libraries!
2:57pm
WAFCA. Budget advances key initiatives for family services and student mental health.
2:54pm
WISPIRG. No to expansion of I-94 East-West "a big win for taxpayers."
2:52pm
UW System Student Reps. Statement on the budget.
2:27pm
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Reacts to budget outcome, moves to policy priorities.
2:14pm
School Administrators Alliance. Statement on budget signing, low revenue veto.
2:11pm
Rep. Snyder. Statement on Governor Walker's budget signing.
1:38pm
State Public Defender Thompson. Statement on Governor Walker's signing of the budget bill.
1:38pm
Citizens Utility Board. Governor Walker signs budget supporting customer advocacy.
1:27pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Applauds Governor's support of important investments in state's health care infrastructure.
1:25pm
Wisconsin Counties Association. Commends Governor Walker & Leigislature for several county-related intiatives as state budget is signed into law.
1:22pm
Sen. Lasee. Statement on Governor Walker signing 2017-19 state budget into law.
1:20pm
Rep. Sargent. Walker prioritizes politics over public schools (againj).
1:19pm
Concerned Veterans for America. Repeal of prevailing wage law will expand opportunity for Wisconsin veterans.
1:18pm
RPW. Statement on Governor Walker's budget signing.
1:16pm
Sen. Bewley, Rep. Pope. Overdue state budget devotes second lowest percentage to public school aids since 1995. LFB Memo.
1:12pm
Rep. Nygren. Statement on budget passage.
1:10pm
Sen. Shilling. Statement on budget signing.
1:10pm
Assembly Veterans and Military Affairs Democrats. Letter to Gov. Walker regarding DVA veto.
1:08pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Statement on Governor Walker budget signing.
1:05pm
Gov. Walker. More money for schools and lower property taxes: Signs 2017-19 state budgte into law.
12:22pm
Wisconsin District Attorney's Association. Statement on signing of the budget bill.
12:20pm
American Federation for Children. Governor Walker and Legislature approve school choice expansion.
12:16pm
One Wisconsin Now. New runways for corporate jets, massive subsidies for foreign corporations, bupkis for Wisconsin studetn loan borrowers.
12:15pm
Sen. Carpenter. Wrong way Walker.
10:22am
Sen. Miller. Weekly Democratic radio address: The Thousand Year Veto.
10:17am
RPW. Wisconsin Democrats hypocritically oppose historic investments in education funding.
9:12am
Rep. Taylor. Republican budget priorities - tax Prius drivers, cut taxes for rich. LFB Memo.
9:09am
Wisconsin Bike Fed. Gov. Walker was wrong to leave condemnation prohibition in budget.
5:15am
Various Assembly Democrats. Letter requesting restoration of Working Families Tax Credit.

3:00pm
Stevens Point Journal. Gov. Scott Walker vetoes plan to place sex offenders only in home counties.
2:50pm
U.S. News & World Report. Walker signs state budget in advance of re-election run.
1:36pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee gets new limits on funding streetcar, neighborhood business districts.
9:58am
Fox 11. Walker to sign budget in Neenah, nearly 3 months late.
5:03am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker issues vetoes to new state budget, targeting low-spending schools, historic tax credit.
4:59am
U.S. News & World Report. Details of Walker's 99 partial state budget vetoes. WQOW. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:57am
Daily Cardinal. UW provisions among Walker's vetoes.
4:56am
WEAU. Wisconsin state budget: The local impact.
4:54am
WSAW. Sexually violent persons policy change vetoed in state budget.
4:53am
WFRV. Public education, transportation are biggest issues in budget to Steineke and Hintz.
4:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker to sign budget, veto Assembly GOP priority.
4:50am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Scott Walker vetoes quarry regulation restriction, says policy deserves full debate.

Legislative

4:30pm
Rep. Berceau. Denounces disgusting vandalism.
3:55pm
Sen. Shilling. GOP healthcare proposal - from bad to worse.
1:17pm
Rep. Anderson. Governor Walker, hands off our healthcare.
12:12pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Testimony opposing 'riot' bill.
5:11am
Sen. Nass. UW-Madison student releases video showing police officers beheaded.

2:33pm
Rep. Allen. Statement on so-called "regulation" of fantasy sports.
2:31pm
Beloit Daily News. Evers speaks out against concealed weapons at schools.
1:42pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin bill asks EPA for waiver on reformulated gas.
10:24am
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. "Cause no harm" not part of the thinking in "Right to Carry" proposal.
10:00am
WEAU. Wisconsin lawmakers to hold hearing on riot bills.
5:10am
WKOW. UW-Madison removes controversial video on university internet service. WISN.
5:10am
WISC. UW student releases graphic video portraying officers being beheaded.
5:09am
Daily Cardinal. State senator fires back at UW student clothing line.
5:05am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Six questions for newly elected Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz of Oshkosh.
5:00am
WTMJ. Mayor Barrett: 'Right to carry' bill leads to more guns on the streets.
4:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State treasurer: Government travel should be more transparent.
4:42am
WKBT. Vos says he's open to improvements to concealed gun law.

State Agencies

4:15pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
4:14pm
DSPS. Meetings, week of Sept. 25.
4:00pm
DNR. Devil's Lake Stat Park master plan variance proposed for new boat rental facility.
3:05pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Recognized for responsible gaming advertising.
3:03pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Lake Delton woman claims $50,000 Powerball ticket.
3:03pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Badger 5 winners split $56,000 jackpot.
10:18am
WEDC. Businesses urged to apply for 2017 Marketplace Governor's Awards.
9:08am
DOJ. Racine Top Cop keeps community's wheels turning.
5:12am
DOJ. Investigation leads to conviction of Madison man dealing crack cocaine.

5:06am
WISC. DOJ asks for information on graffiti on law enforcement memorial.

Economy/Business

9:52am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Good, bad and (sometimes) ugly: Building startups in northeast Wisconsin theme of Oct. 12 event.

4:49am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Milwaukee area employment slips in August.

Environment/Outdoors

4:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Growing timber sales translates to more conservation work in northern Wisconsin.

Statewide

4:16pm
Kids Forward. Announces Race to Equity scholarship winners.
4:01pm
AARP. Launches campaign to root out social media scams & frauds.
10:28am
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. SBE President-elect to speak at Broadcasters Clinic.
10:16am
Security Health Plan. Rated among top plans in Wisconsin by NCQA.

Courts

3:54pm
UW-Stout. Diversity Awards recognize work of university faculty, staff.

5:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Green Bay businessman indicted for defrauding state jobs agency.

Education

4:03pm
UW-Platteville. Students trek west for hands-on geography experience.
4:02pm
UW-Platteville. Forum to explore meaning of 'white working class.'
2:56pm
UW-River Falls. Falcon Center officially opens to public.
1:21pm
Sen. Larson. Statement on the State of Education.
1:03pm
DPI Supt. Evers. State of Education Address. Excerpts.
12:13pm
UW School of Medicine and Public Health. The Ride raises $300,000 for cancer research at the University of Wisconsin.
12:10pm
UW-River Falls. Dairy Farm Symposium to be held at World Dairy Expo Oct. 5.
10:55am
UW-River Falls. Makes Sierra Club's 'Cool Schools' list.
10:30am
UW-River Falls. Annual outdoor art exhibition set for Oct. 4-5.

2:07pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers calls for adult leadership in state of Wisconsin education speech.
1:31pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers takes aim at GOP on school funding, Medicaid and roads in annual education address.
4:45am
Marshfield News-Herald. With new programs, Mid-State Technical College seeks to connect students to jobs.

Local

1:45pm
Waukesha County Emergency Management. Waukesha County businesses encouraged to make emergency preparedness plans.
1:28pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Orders saturation patrols for speed enforcement.
1:07pm
Milwaukee Ald. Perez. FPC right to see reform process through for police department.
11:26am
Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative. Names Army vet Debbie Buchanan as new executive director.
5:34am
AG Schimel. Condemns anti-Semitic attack near historic Madison synagogue.
5:33am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Denounces anti-Semitic vandalism in Madison.

4:56am
Waupaca County News. Wheel tax approved.
4:52am
Baraboo News Republic. Sauk County Board approves recommendation for nonpartisan redistricting process.
4:47am
Wisconsin Watch. Memorial near Wisconsin synagogue defaced with swastikas, pro-Trump graffiti.
4:46am
Wisconsin State Journal. 'Trump rules, antifa sucks': Graffiti, swastikas scrubbed from monument near historic Madison synagogue.
4:44am
Sheboygan Press. Town of Wilson: Sheboygan can't grab our land for Kohler golf course.
4:44am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Glenmore panel recommends Duke Energy fix Shirley Wind issue in 90 days, or risk permit.
4:43am
Appleton Post Crescent. Calumet County approves 0.5% sales tax, effective April 1.

Congress

1:23pm
DPW. Sen. Johnson shows he cannot answer basic vital questions on his own health-care.
1:14pm
Various Organizations. Fifty-two groups urge congress to protect health care for kids. Letter.
1:01pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce legislation to give control of credit information back to consumers, protect personal data following Equifax hack.
10:27am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Receives "Taxpayers' Friend Award" from National Taxpayers Union.

9:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tammy Baldwin pushes Congress to extend Perkins Loan program, with deadline looming.
5:05am
USA Today. Sen. Ron Johnson: Let states tailor health care plans.
5:04am
Cap Times. Wisconsin immigrant advocates push for pressure on Paul Ryan, 'clean' Dream Act.
4:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Community Health Centers approach funding cliff.

Politics

11:24am
Vukmir for U.S. Senate. Unveils Finance Committee.
11:01am
RPW. State of education in Wisconsin: Hampered by Madison bureaucrat Tony Evers' weak leadership.
8:59am
Vukmir for U.S. Senate. Statement on Tammy Baldwin's support of a bill to take away Wisconsinites' right to work.

5:01am
WQOW. Plum City dairy farmer announces candidacy for WI State Senate District 31.
4:48am
U.S. News & World Report. Vice President Pence to hold fundraiser in Milwaukee.

 

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