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Week in Review – March 24

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Monday March 27, 2017 - Updated 4:07pm

Governor

4:07pm
Gov. Walker. Announces Fast Forward worker training grants covering health care.

10:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Walker eyes report cards for all schools.
5:33am
WISC. Gov. Walker on health care vote; Move forward to tax reform.
4:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker: Firearms not the problem in this week's high-profile shootings.

Budget

5:40am
Racine Journal Times. UW-Parkside deemed loser in state budget.
5:38am
WBAY. Governor pomotes education budget in Michicot.
4:50am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Road funding falls short.
4:42am
Cap Times. UW: Scott Walker proposal to expand Flexible Option program doesn't include needed funding.

Legislative

3:51pm
Rep. Ballweg. Announces spring listening sessions.
2:22pm
Lutheran Office for Public Policy in Wisconsin. Constitutional convention - opening a dangerous can of worms.
12:01pm
Rep. Shankland. To hold Civic Engagement 101 workshop.
5:43am
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Say "no" to constitutional convention.

1:46pm
U.S. News & World Report. Finance committee vote on eliminating child work permits.
1:42pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Opiate epidemic targeted in bills before Wisconsin lawmakers.
10:37am
Fox 11. State lawmakers target adults who host underage drinkers.
10:36am
Janesville Gazette. Legislators poised to order audit of UW foundations.
5:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin legislator aims to get rid of state's 'tampon tax.'
5:22am
WISN. Republican state lawmaker wants to toughen drunken driving penalties.
4:45am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Committees okay bills to make cheese official dairy product.
4:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly committee kicks off hearings on urban revitalization.
4:37am
Cap Times. 'I was able to put my life back together:' Rep. Jimmy Anderson shares personal perspective on ACA.

State Agencies

5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin allows 3M to settle pollution case without paying fine.
5:00am
Fox 11. Wisconsin looks to improve emergency communications network.
4:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New state veterans secretary is Iraq War vet.

Economy/Business

5:34am
Oshkosh Northwestern. Truck maker Oshkosh Corp. among U.S. companies sanctioned by Iran.
5:19am
NBC 26. GameStop closing up to 190 stores.
4:47am
Wisconsin State Journal. Oscar Mayer's demise in Madison gets 3-month reprieve.
4:36am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Immigration crackdown stirs dairy state fears.

Statewide

2:57pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. To host Produce Safety rule training in Green Bay.
1:54pm
DeWitt Ross & Stevens. Two litigators included in top 100 trial lawers in Wisconsin for 2017.
12:18pm
Alliance of Health Insurers. Health insurance in Wisconsin and federal health care changes - March, 29, 2017.
10:42am
American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin. Kenosha WWTP: Energy Optimized Resource Recovery and Donohue & Associates, Inc. receive top honor.

5:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin doctors must check patient history before prescribing opioids, other drugs.
4:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance rows against hyperpartisan current.

Courts

9:41am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Urges adoption of stricter judicial recusal rule.

4:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. Democrats file complaint against Supreme Court justice over GOP promotion.
4:48am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin makes legal arguments in redistricting appeal.

Education

1:26pm
UW-Rock County. Summer sessions registration now open.
11:14am
UW-Madison. Cracking the WIP: Wausau manufacuturer boosts output with help of UW class.
10:43am
UW-Madison. Science Expeditions invites everyone to campus March 31 to April 2.
10:04am
UW-Madison. Enzyme structures illuminate mechanism behind bacteria's bioremediation prowess.

4:59am
WISC. Wisconsin schools teach penmanship despite standards change.
4:50am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wisconsin voters to field 65 school district requests.

Local

2:30pm
Dane County Sup. de Felice. Retires from county board.
1:53pm
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Decent and determined citizens prevail in court against alleged nuisance landlord.
10:11am
Racine Mayor Dickert. Announces resignation.
9:44am
Public Policy Forum. Report says flexible and on-demand transit services could help address the "last mile" problem in metro Milwaukee.
5:46am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 9 arrests.

2:08pm
Racine Journal Times. State Rep. Cory Mason to run for mayor.
2:07pm
CBS 58. Bail controversy re-ignited in wake of murder of Milwaukee City Inspector.
5:37am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Milwaukee area trails counterparts in population growth.
4:38am
Beloit Daily News. Ripples from U.S. nuclear plant closings overwhelm small towns.

Congress

2:51pm
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. President Trump signs Johnson, Alexander resolution into law to repeal burdensome blacklisting rule.
12:52pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Forty members of Congress tell Trump to apologize to Obama over baseless wiretapping lies.
11:50am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. With repeal efforts on hold for now, deliberate sabotage threatens health coverage.
11:17am
RPW. Judge Gorsuch's hearing shows he's right for the job.
10:44am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Fighting for fair treatment for parents of deceased students.
9:45am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Cosponsors legislation to overhaul broken VA appeals process.

1:57pm
Reuters. U.S. attorney general says sanctuary cities may see federal grants cuts.
4:53am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin GOP House members spared from difficult health care vote.
4:46am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Tammy Baldwin reintroduces 'Buy America' legislation.
4:39am
La Crosse Tribune. Trump cuts imperil WTC jobs program that supports city revitalization.

Politics

10:09am
Evers for State Superintendent. On track to double fundraising of 2013 campaign.
10:08am
Walker for Governor. What They're Saying: Wisconsin economy headed in right direction under Gov. Walker's bold conservative leadership.

5:42am
Wisconsin United to Amend. Nine communities to vote to reclaim democracy from moneyed interests.
5:36am
Cap Times. Provocative conservative PAC sees Wisconsin Senate race as a 2018 priority.
4:58am
Walworth County Today. Election: Holtz in superintendent race.
4:57am
Cap Times. Democratic candidate for governor explains his 'far-fetched' plans.
4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Democrats have chance at Gov. Scott Walker but no candidate.
4:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DPI race between Tony Evers, Lowell Holtz centers on future of education in Wisconsin.

Friday March 24, 2017

Governor

3:48pm
Gov. Walker. Issues statement applauding the presidential approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
1:40pm
Gov. Walker. Declares Badger Red Day, proposes friendly wager with Florida Governor Rick Scott.

4:57am
Fox 11. Walker declares Badger Red Day, places wager with Florida governor.

Budget

3:49pm
Gov. Walker. Highlights K-12 education investments at Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids.
3:01pm
Rep. Shankland. Memo reveals Walker's budget creates $1 billion structural deficit.
2:16pm
AAUW-Appleton, GBA4PE, FCA4PE. Statement on 2017-19 biennial budget.
1:42pm
Gov. Walker. Highlights K-12 education investments in visit Bradley Technology High School in Milwaukee.
1:41pm
Gov. Walker. Discusses historic K-12 education investments at Mishicot High School.

2:58pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Why a $1 billion shortfall looks like progress under Gov. Scott Walker's budget.
4:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Fiscal bureau: Scott Walker's budget leaves $1.1 billion hole starting in 2019.
4:54am
Racine Journal Times. Rebecca Blank: Money for UW tuition cut better spent on targeted aid.

Legislative

12:29pm
Rep. Taylor. Constitution interrupted.
11:13am
Rep. Loudenbeck. Announces budget listening sessions.

12:59pm
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin lawmakers target lawmaking to lobbying path. Wisconsin State Journal.
6:23am
Racine Journal Times. Dover couple's court battle prompts legislation on assessments.
5:30am
Fox 11. Fox 11 Investigates: Lawmaker creates plan to redevelop Green Bay Correctional Institution.
5:18am
Sun Prairie Star. Hebl reintroduces fair courts package.
4:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Critics say GOP skipping debate on bill deregulating wells linked to shrinking lakes.
4:42am
Fox 6. Tearful testimony: Mother whose son was killed by drunk driver pushed for harsher OWI laws.

State Agencies

2:59pm
DATCP. Applcations accepted through April 14 for Dairy Processor Grants.
12:55pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, March 27-April 2.
5:44am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

Economy/Business

9:23am
American Family Insurance. Begins Wisconsin's largest rooftop solar installation at National Headquarters.

4:56am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gummy bear giant Haribo to build first North American plant in Pleasant Prairie with 400 jobs.
4:55am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Private sector job growth strong in Wisconsin to start 2017.

Statewide

4:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's slow population growth continued in 2016, census data shows.

Courts

3:07pm
AG Schimel. Files brief in Whitford v. Gill.
11:17am
Barron County Democrats. Ethics complaint filed against Justice Gableman regarding partisan fundraiser.  Judicial Commission Complaint.

Education

4:59pm
UW-Stout. Speaker to discuss freedom of expression March 27 on campus.
3:50pm
UW-Stout. University's online academic programs recieve recognition.
12:26pm
UW-Madison. With quirky photo project, student captures breadth, variety of campus libraries.

Local

3:55pm
DOJ. Update: Wausau shooting.
3:54pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Comments on senseless murder of city building inspector.
12:27pm
Rep. Sinicki. Milwaukee legislators express condolences over death of Greg Zyskiewicz.
11:19am
Milwaukee Ald. Zielinski. Murder of city worker hits close to home.

4:49am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Nengmy Vang, 45, ID'd as suspect in shooting spree.
4:46am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Police: Wisconsin rampage began with domestic dispute.

Congress

4:58pm
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Statement on ACA repeal bill.
3:53pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces "Buy America" legislation.
3:52pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Statement on House Republican leadership's decision to pull the health care bill.
3:51pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Statement regarding the ACHA.
3:47pm
Rep. Stuck. Calls on Congressman Mike Gallagher to stand with northeast Wisconsinites against the Ryan/Trump healthcare plan.
2:54pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Defeat of Trumpcare today, a victory for grassroots opposition.
12:56pm
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families. Consumer advocates blast the latest changes to ACA repeal bill.
11:18am
WPHCA. Wisconsin Community Health Centers oppose the American Health Care Act.

3:06pm
Reuters. Republicans pull healthcare legislation plan in blow to Trump.
1:04pm
USA Today. Republicans scramble to round up votes for Obamacare repeal.
5:28am
Cap Times. Dane County could lose millions if federal grant program is cut, Joe Parisi estimates.
5:16am
The Hill. Trump delivers ultimatum to GOP on ObamaCare repeal.
5:15am
Reuters. Trump preparing orders to review trade deals, procurement: officials.
4:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Hospital Association critical of health care bill.
4:48am
Daily Reporter. AP sources: U.S. to approve Keystone XL pipeline.
4:46am
Janesville Gazette. White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote.
4:44am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Kohl's CEO: Border adjustment tax will have 'massive impact' on customers.
4:43am
WEAU. Duffy: "50-50 shot" GOP health care plan passes.

Politics

11:12am
One Wisconsin Now. Unveils online activist calendar.
9:25am
Walker for Governor. ICYMI: Gov. Walker makes sweet jobs announcement.
5:43am
Constutition Party of Wisconsin. The case for restricting Muslim immigration.

1:01pm
Cap Times. Is Dane County Exec. Joe Parisi running for governor in 2018? He'll decide within a month.

 

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