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Friday December 19, 2014 - Updated 7:11pm

Governor

3:02pm
Gov. Walker. Pratt Industries selectes Wisconsin for Midwest expansion.

Budget

11:44am
LFB. 2015-17 cost-to-continue budget.

11:46am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Wisconsin state budget faces $824 million hole.
4:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Business leaders demand more funding for programs addressing domestic violence.
4:51am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State's costs would outstrip tax collections by $1 billion over 2 years.

Legislative

5:18pm
Speaker Vos, Rep. Knudson. Statment on new GAB allegations.
4:05pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Calls AG opinion a win for Wisconsin farm families.
3:24pm
Speaker Vos. Announces Assembly committee GOP membership.
3:16pm
Rep. Vruwink. Responds to Attorney General opinion regarding Wisconsin agricultural land.
2:37pm
Reps.-elect Steffen, Macco. Host District Inauguration.
11:49am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Cowles, Kerkman. Legislative Audit Bureau hotline (1-877-FRAUD-17) is a tool for better government.
11:18am
Sen. Carpenter. Statement regarding DOT funding.
11:13am
DPW. Former GOP senate leader says Scott Walker, GOP "dismantling" state government.
9:32am
LAB. State of Wisconsin's financial statements.
9:32am
LAB. ETF Trust Funds financial statements.
9:09am
Rep. Kapenga. To hold office hours in Wales and Chenequa.
9:04am
LAB. Biennial report.

11:47am
Fox 11. Wisconsin fraud hotline got 201 tips over 2 years.
5:21am
Door County Advocate. Rep.-elect Kitchens prepares for new role.
5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: A GOP attack on the Government Accountability Board.
5:05am
Appleton Post Crescent. Editorial: Keep GAB nonpartisan.
4:56am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP lawmakers object to $197 million Hill Farms redevelopment.

State Agencies

4:01pm
DATCP. Three cases of listeriosis in Wisconsin part of multi-state outbreak linked to pre-packaged caramel apples.
3:47pm
Cooperative Network. Wisconsin attorney general maintains state restrictions on alien farmland ownership.
2:42pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Dec. 21-27.
2:41pm
AG Van Hollen. Announces $90 million cramming settlement with T-Mobile.
2:40pm
DWD. Wisconsin ranks 1st in the Midwest for private sector growth rate in November.
2:38pm
DOT. Wisconsin State Patrol welcomes 47 new officers to its ranks.
1:20pm
WEDC. Appleton Coated management team purchases company.
11:20am
AG Van Hollen. Issues formal opinion concerning the interplay between a Wisconsin statute and the general agreement on trade in services. Request. Opinion.
9:07am
AG-elect Brad Schimel. Announces executive staff.
8:31am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, week of Dec. 22-26.
5:08am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

3:40pm
Wisconsin Reporter. Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives.
3:01pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Another top executive to leave state's job agency.
2:50pm
Chippewa Herald. Van Hollen says foreign land ownership OK.
5:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Regulators won't delay vote on Wisconsin Energy, Integrys deal.
5:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin health officials release report on raw milk case.
5:04am
Fond du Lac Reporter. DNR shelves proposal to stock salmon in Green Lake.

Statewide

5:11am
M-WERC. Duo to help develop programming for accelerator in Energy Innovation Center.

2:53pm
La Crosse Tribune. 2014 brings legal gay marriage to Wisconsin.
2:52pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal commission hears testimony on how rail delays are impacting coal delivery.
5:02am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. I-94 tragedy evolves into cause for Move Over law.
4:59am
Wausau Daily Herald. Retired Democrat, Republican hope to rally youths.

Courts

7:11pm
DNR. Federal court decision relists gray wolves in western Great Lakes region as endangered species.
3:57pm
U.S. District Court District of Columbia. Humane Society of the United States v. Sally Jewell v. State of Wisconsin - opinion.
1:19pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - order.
8:49am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Suzanne Stoker v. Milwaukee County.

3:53pm
Detroit Free Press. Federal judge: Great Lakes wolves return to endangered list.
2:49pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supreme Court OKs Milwaukee County cuts to pension benefits.

Education

3:14pm
UW-Extension. 2015 Crop Budget Cost of Production Calculator for Wisconsin available online.
12:40pm
MPS. Board OKs additions for high-performing Montessori schools, reopening building for charter school.

11:10am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: UW wise to keep admissions tough.
6:10am
New York Times. Rating plan for colleges is unveiled by the U.S.

Local

4:14pm
Menominee Indian Tribe, Menominee County. Conditions of flooding on Wolf River improve.
4:03pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Statement regarding protest tactics.
11:15am
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Disappointed that County Board rejected the sale of O'Donnell parking structure.
9:05am
Madison Mayor Soglin, Dane County Exec. Parisi. Nominations sought for the 29th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award.

Congress

4:04pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on Volker Rule delay.
8:41am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Requests federal review of Wisconsin's Parental Choice voucher program.
8:32am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Questions Trans-Pacific Partnership provisions that would make it harder to prevent financial crisis.

9:33am
La Crosse Tribune. Sen. Johnson criticizes Obama's approach to Cuba.

Federal Agencies

2:39pm
EPA. Announces first national regulations to safeguard disposal of coal ash.
11:11am
EPA. Takes action to protect public from harmful lead exposure.

4:54am
La Crosse Tribune. EPA expected to treat coal ash waste like garbage.

Politics

12:38pm
Stroebel for State Senate. Northern Ozaukee supports.

4:58am
Eau Clarie Leader-Telegram. Editorial: Walker's Vegas visits illustrate a broken system.

Thursday December 18, 2014

Governor

11:07am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address.

5:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker says he hopes State Supreme Court will put John Doe probe to rest.
5:13am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Mining, tuition top list of issues at governor's area appearance.
5:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gov. Scott Walker says agency, cabinet changes are on the way.
5:07am
Capital Times. Gov. Scott Walker critical of U.S. moves to normalize relations with Cuba.
4:54am
Chippewa Herald. Gov. Scott Walker says normalizing relations with Cuba is 'a bad idea.'
4:47am
Daily Reporter. Walker tells Republicans to avoid right-to-work.
4:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker: National Guard would help if protests erupt in Hamilton case.
4:44am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Walker's top 2015 priority: Cut property taxes.

Budget

2:29pm
DPI. Budget investment would bring equity to special education funding.

Legislative

4:05pm
Reps. Sanfelippo, Craig, Hutton. Legislators send letter to Sec. Huebsch urging delay on new DOT building.
3:14pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Tapped to chair Criminal Justice Committee.
1:36pm
Rep. Barca. Wisconsin continues to lag neighbors, nation in job growth under Gov. Walker, Republican legislature.
12:50pm
Rep. Krug. 911 outages in Adams County.
11:46am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Don't let Government Accountability "reform" mean return to corruption.
11:45am
Rep.-elect Novak. Announces Dodgeville inauguration ceremony.
10:15am
Sen. Shilling. Weekly Democratic Radio Address.
9:07am
Rep. Clark. State finalizes purchase of Madison-Reedsburg rail line.
5:22am
Rep. Bies. Property owners statewide see significant decrease on property taxes.

10:26am
Chippewa Herald. Bernier recognized as elected woman of excellence.
8:39am
Wisconsin Election Watch. Construction company owned by GOP mega-doner opposed to right-to-work.
5:34am
La Crosse Tribune. Coalition of builders opposes right-to-work law.
5:17am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: Partisan grip to get tighter.

State Agencies

3:16pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Announces intent to award $430,952 in Wisconsin Fast Forward grants to train 226 workers.
3:15pm
DNR. Invites data submissions for biennial water quality assessment.
3:02pm
DSPS. Meeting and hearings, week of Dec. 22.
2:04pm
DOT. New report shows DMV wait times are down, online services are up.
12:37pm
DWD. Federal jobs data: WI is 11th highest in number of manufacturing jobs added, 22nd highest in private-sector jobs gained during year ending June 2014.
11:48am
DATCP. Feiner and Sullivan to support organic, grazing and specialty-crop sectors.
10:44am
Council of State Governments. Wisconsin and Pennsylvania selected to develop groundbreaking strategies for employing people with criminal records.
8:52am
WEDC. Trade trip to Mexico can help Wisconsin companies boost exports south of the border.
8:50am
DWD. State adds 16,500 private-sector jobs in November, suggesting full recovery of jobs lost during great recession; Unemployment rate declines to 5.2%.

12:07pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Van Hollen: Money for body cameras better spent elsewhere.
12:06pm
WISC. Van Hollen says Supreme Court run unlikely.
9:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's private-sector growth rate lags nation.
9:43am
WBAY. Wisconsin unemployment rate drops in November.

Economy/Business

10:14am
Appleton Coated. Achieves Green Master Award for fourth consecutive year.

12:05pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Oshkosh Defense receives $67M order from U.S. Army.

Statewide

3:13pm
Americans for Properity. Names Luke Hilgemann CEO.
2:47pm
Wisconsin Workforce Development Association. New leadership at the Wisconsin Workforce Development Association.
1:10pm
Community Advocates. Why does Wisconsin's health insurance exchange for state employees in Dane County get much lower premiums than its exchanges in the State's 71 other counties? What lessons can policymakers learn? Report.
11:08am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Total state-local taxes rise, but fall as share of income.
8:01am
RENEW Wisconsin. Keynotes and agenda set for January Renewable Energy Policy Summit.

8:44am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Full Wisconsin Senate salary database.
8:42am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Search our updated database of Wisconsin state employee pay.
4:45am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin on pace for fewest road deaths since 1943.
4:42am
Appleton Post Crescent. Area health insurance costs quadruple.

Courts

8:51am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Richard W. Steffes.
8:51am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Kearney W. Kemp.

1:37pm
WMTV. ACLU dismisses Wisconsin gay marriage lawsuit.
5:48am
WKOW. Foundation sues Wis. over contraception records.
5:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Both sides of campaign finance debate happy Supreme Court will take up John Doe.

Education

3:12pm
MPS. New Learning Journey expands JA BizTown program.
2:42pm
Marquette University. Marquette Theatre presents 'How I Became a Pirate.'

10:27am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Director of religious school group named UW-Madison lobbyist.
5:46am
WEAU. UW-Eau Claire faces one of largest deficits in school history.

Local

4:06pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Defining Lakefront vision moves forward.
2:28pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. And Verona Area Needs Network announce new partnership.
10:46am
City of Racine. Finance/Clerk-Treasurer's Office closed to the public on Friday, January 2, 2015.
10:25am
Menominee Indian Tribe, Menominee County. Multijurisdictional efforts continue in addressing flooding and road closures.
9:58am
City of Sun Prairie. Joint Review Board approves creation of TID #11 on Sun Prairie's Main Street.
5:23am
Village of Richfield. Embraces change in weather with change in leadership.

12:15pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. O'Donnell Park sale to Northwestern Mutual rejected on 8-9 board vote.
5:28am
Chippewa Herald. Frac sand resolution gains traction.
4:59am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Cops fighting smoker surcharge.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. From criticism to joy, local reaction to Cuba news mixed.
4:49am
Racine Journal Times. Casino supporters rally at Dairyland site.
4:45am
Sheboygan Press. City hires attorney in retirement lawsuit.
4:43am
Green Bay Press Gazette. County blocks sales tax referendum proposal.

Congress

2:58pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Participates in La Crosse Area Development Corporation's annual meeting.
2:43pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Applauds investments in Wisconsin research, science and innovation.

4:51am
Wausau Daily Herald. Wisconsin politicians seek influence over Cuba policy.

Federal Agencies

10:23am
EPA. Announces 2014 annual environmental enforcement results.

 

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