COVID-19 
Executive Order #104: Declaring a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency
Emergency Order #1: Requiring face coverings 
DHS: COVID-19: Wisconsin Summary Data (Updated at 2pm daily)

Wednesday January 20, 2021 - Updated 4:54pm

Legislative

4:12pm
Sen. Ballweg. 17th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship. 
3:18pm
Sen. Cowles. Expo Center will be regional asset for decades to come. 
3:17pm
Rep. Macco. Statement on Green Bay schools Board of Education meeting. 
12:46pm
Sens. Wanggaard, Taylor, Darling. Bipartisan agreement on police reform announced. 
12:45pm
Rep. Allen. Proposes bill in honor of Waukesha athlete Kai Lermer. 
11:16am
Sens. Darling, Roys; Reps. Steffen, Goyke. State legislators unveil bipartisan "Expungement Reform: Pathways to Employment" bill. 
11:12am
Sen. Smith. Column: Saving our Democracy

12:40pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Lawmakers Resurrect Expungement Bill
12:40pm
U.S. News & World Report. Assembly Republicans Want Public to Have Vaccine by March
3:50am
Racine Journal Times. Wisconsin Republicans punt again on Tony Evers' special session
3:48am
WTMJ. Some residents frustrated after special session for unemployment problems is immediately adjourned
3:46am
WISC. Republicans take no action on unemployment upgrade bill, say Evers has money to move forward on his own
3:45am
WBAY. INTERVIEW: Wisconsin Senate majority leader on COVID-19 relief bill
3:44am
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans Demand DNR Resume Wolf Hunt Immediately

State Agencies

4:11pm
ETF. Voelker Appointed ETF Secretary
3:19pm
DMA. Wisconsin National Guard troops help ensure safety and security in Washington D.C. during presidential inauguration
1:36pm
DNR. Confirms CWD In Wood County Wild Deer;
Renews Baiting And Feeding Bans
11:12am
DWD. Unemployment Insurance 2020 Tax Statements Now Available Online
11:10am
DOR. Extending customer service hours during 2021 tax season. 
9:24am
WEDC. City of South Milwaukee receives $250,000 state grant to support revitalization of downtown building

3:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's First Female Chief Forester Says Profession Must Become More Diverse
3:43am
WXPR. DNR Board to Consider Mining Fee Increases Next Week

Economy/Business

12:41pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Small Business Owners May Have To Pay State Taxes On PPP Loans
3:46am
WKOW. Wisconsin home sales hit record levels

Coronavirus

3:28pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Update on COVID-19 vaccinations for people 65 and older

12:42pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bus Drivers, Grocery Workers Could Be Next In Line For COVID-19 Shots
3:49am
The Hill. US passes 400,000 coronavirus deaths
3:48am
WXOW. VACCINE UPDATE: 248,185 total doses administered, 13,114 in Western Region
3:48am
WAOW. Gov. Evers officially issues new mask mandate
3:47am
CBS 58. Area health departments flooded with calls following 65 and older vaccination announcement
3:45am
Fox 11. Wisconsin's vaccine shipments not expected to increase next few weeks
3:44am
WEAU. Eau Claire County Board moves proposed countywide mask mandate to second reading

Courts

3:29pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Calendar and case synopses January 2021. 
12:51pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement on Lawsuit Challenging Recent Public Health Order
12:50pm
AG Kaul. Joins Four Federal Multistate Lawsuits Challenging Attacks on Clean Air
12:33pm
Wisconsin Instittute for Law & Liberty. Files Lawsuit Challenging Dane County Health Department’s Authority to Enact COVID Restrictions
12:22pm
Dane County Exec Parisi. Statement: Conservative group challenge to public health orders. 
11:10am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. C.G.
11:09am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. Nhia Lee. 
11:08am
District III Court of Appeals. State v. Todd N. Triebold. 
9:25am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Angel Mercado. 

12:41pm
Cap Times. Public Health Madison & Dane County challenged again over COVID-19 restrictions. Wisconsin State Journal. 

Education

1:35pm
UW-Stout. Entertainment design graduate tells stories through videography and script
11:14am
UW-Eau Claire. Nursing students are part of mobile COVID-19 vaccine teams
11:13am
UW-Stout. Menard Center director, professor contribute to new civil liberties book
11:08am
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Wisdom and well-being. 

3:47am
NBC 15. Nearly half of Wis. schools report use of seclusion, physical restraint
3:46am
NBC 26. Green Bay Area Public Schools' board passes plan to bring students back to in-person learning
3:44am
WKBT. La Crosse educators ready to return to classrooms, district begins phased return Wednesday

Local

3:19pm
Brown County Exec. Streckenbach. Brown County cuts ribbon on new Resch Expo.
1:41pm
Racine Mayor Mason. City of Racine launches mortgage assistance prgram for homeowners economically impacted by COVID-19.  FAQ. Guidelines.
9:25am
City of Madison. Accepted into Great Lakes Cohort of NRDC’s Food Matters Initiative
3:55am
City of Sun Prairie. Announces 73rd annual Groundhog Prognostication event and The Great Groundhog Scavenger Hunt. 

3:50am
Chippewa Herald. Jury trial delays causing problems at Chippewa County Courthouse

Congress

4:54pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. WI Delegation Keystone XL Letter to Biden
4:54pm
Rep. Bowen. Statement on inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris. 
3:20pm
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on the inauguration of President Biden and Vice-President Harris. 
1:42pm
Rep. Neubauer. Congratulates President Biden, Vice President Harris on their inauguration. 
1:36pm
Milwaukee Council President Johnson. "Democracy has prevailed" - congratulations and Godspeed Mr. President and Madame Vice President. 
12:44pm
Rep. Hintz. Congratulates President Biden, Vice President Harris on inauguration. 
12:43pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Statement Following Inauguration
12:34pm
A Better Wisconsin Together. Biden-Harris Inauguration Signals Brighter Future Ahead
12:24pm
WMC. Statement on Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
12:24pm
Voces de la Frontera. Statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice president Kamala Harris. 
11:32am
Rep. Subeck. Statement on inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. 
11:23am
Opportunity Wisconsin. Ron Johnson Must Work with Biden Administration to Bring COVID Relief to Wisconsin Families
11:23am
U.S. Rep. Fitzgerald. Statement on 59th Presidential Inauguration. 
11:11am
Mliwaukee Ald. Lewis. Inauguration Day brings much needed spirit of renewal. 

12:39pm
AP. Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’
3:49am
USA Today. Donald Trump grants clemency to 143 people, but not himself or family members, in one of final acts of his presidency
3:43am
AP. Facing crush of crises, Biden will take helm as president

Tuesday January 19, 2021

Governor

4:31pm
Gov. Evers. Announces New Public Health Emergency, Issues New Face Coverings Order as State Continues Vaccine Distribution. Executive Order #104. Emergency Order #1.

Legislative

3:53pm
Sen. Stroebel. WEC repeats 2020 mistakes; reform, fresh leadership needed. 
3:51pm
Sen. Smith. Statement on Rep. Barbara Gronemus' passing. 
3:05pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Republicans' refusal to take action on modernizing Wisconsin's unemployment insurance system. 
2:28pm
Various Assembly Republican Representatives. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding vaccine distribution. 
1:54pm
Rep. Shelton. Statement on Gov. Evers leading to improve unemployment insurance; calls for Legislature to do its job. 
1:05pm
Rep. Steineke. Statement on special session. 
1:04pm
Sen. Pfaff. Congratulates Wisconsin Biden nominees Andrea Palm and Cindy Marten. 
12:59pm
Sen. Pfaff. Honoring the life of Barbara "Bobby" Gronemus (1931-2021).
12:56pm
Dairy Business Association. Sets legislative priorities for 2021. 
9:59am
Sen. Wimberger. Senators introduce legislation to get our kids back in the classroom. 
9:48am
LRB. Black members of the Wisconsin Legislature, 2021- an overview and historical list. 

State Agencies

4:47pm
DNR. Wisconsin Natural Resources Board announces special meeting Jan. 22. 
3:06pm
DNR. Environmental Review Of The City Of Eau Claire Project For The Safe Drinking Water Loan Program
1:03pm
DNR. To Host Online Listening Sessions Jan. 20 Regarding PFAS Investigation In Marinette, Peshtigo And Surrounding Communities
11:58am
DNR. Wisconsin walleye management plan for Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties virtual public meeting Feb. 2. 
11:00am
State Treasurer Godlewski. And the City of Middleton announce loan program to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19. 
9:39am
DNR. Seeking Nominations For 2020 Hunter Ethics Award

2:58am
NBC 26. Wis. DHS Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to join Biden administration

Economy/Business

4:27pm
Dairy Business Association. Expert: Farmers must take steps to protect from activists. 
1:12pm
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center. E-Commerce Academy offers hand-on approach to building online sales. 
9:04am
Dairyland Power Cooperative, Avangrid Renewables. Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm achieves commercial operation. 
2:54am
WAOW. Petition hopes to urge state leaders to extend eviction moratorium and support

1:46pm
WISC. GE Healthcare in Madison lays off about 140 workers as ventilator production slows
3:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsinites' Income Dropped 14.5 Percent Between July And September

Coronavirus

1:39pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. To begin vaccinating Wisconsinites 65 and older. 
1:02pm
DHS. Continues building-out vaccine data page. 
11:58am
Sen. Marklein. COVID-19 vaccines available for 65+ staring January 25, 2021. 
9:50am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Waukesha County vaccination network expands with fire department partnership. 
9:47am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. New COVID-19 Data Dashboard Released
9:46am
DHS. Wisconsin Announces 65 and older Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning January 25

1:43pm
Fox 11. Wisconsinites 65 and older may receive COVID-19 vaccine next week
3:11am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. School district: EC school employees to be offered vaccine in Phase 1B
3:11am
Janesville Gazette. Janesville School District employees will be vaccinated as planned
3:10am
Racine Journal Times. 'Disheartening' | Grocery workers fighting to be included in next phase of state vaccination plan
2:58am
WBAY. Wisconsin governor tours COVID-19 vaccine site at UW-Green Bay
2:57am
WISC. ‘We’re baffled’: Grocers troubled by committee recommendations not including grocery workers for next tier of vaccinations
2:56am
NBC 15. Seven-day rolling average of deaths increases, while rolling average cases decreases
2:56am
WISN. Milwaukee plans to vaccinate more than 3,000 people this week
2:55am
WTMJ. Milwaukee leaders push for equal distribution of COVID vaccine in heavily impacted communities

Statewide

4:42pm
Dairy Business Association. Hiring, management tools boost success on dairy farms. 
2:30pm
County Mutual. Announces grant recipients for member law enforcement departments. 
9:52am
Wisconsin Professional Police Association. The 'Lost' 2020 Poll. What residents thought before COVID-19, George Floyd and Jacob Blake. 

Courts

1:39pm
WisTAF. Recognizes Bank Five Nine for 10 years of civil legal aid support
9:01am
WisTAF. Recognizes Citizens Bank for nine years of civil legal aid support
9:00am
WisTAF. Recognizes First Business Bank for 10 years of civil legal aid support
9:00am
WisTAF. Recognizes Forte Bank for 10 years of civil legal aid support
8:59am
WisTAF. Recognizes Home Savings Bank for 8 years of civil legal aid support
8:59am
WisTAF. Recognizes Mound City Bank for 10 years of civil legal aid support
8:58am
WisTAF. Recognizes Peoples State Bank for 10 years of civil legal aid support
8:57am
WisTAF. Recognizes State Bank Financial for nine years of civil legal aid support

Education

2:42pm
DPI. Publishes newly available data on seclusion and restraint in schools
2:38pm
UW-River Falls. Science and Technology Innovation Center at UW-River Falls to benefit from generous alumni gift. 
10:58am
UW-Eau Claire. 'Clear Water' exhibit opens Feb. 1 in Foster Gallery
10:09am
DPI. New, collaborative project expands opportunities for mental health services to Wisconsin schools
9:52am
UW-Stout. First-year packaging student already making industry connections, starting journey

2:58am
WKBT. Students in West Salem middle, high schools to return to in-person learning
2:57am
WISC. Pardeeville Elementary School pivoting to virtual learning due to positive COVID-19 cases

Local

4:41pm
Milwaukee Common Council. Joint statement on acceptance of federal COPS grant. 
9:06am
Madison Metro Sewerage District. Launches website dedicated to PFAS education, information. 
9:02am
Alliant Energy. Donates $90,000 in solar blocks to Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County. 

Congress

4:47pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murphy. Lead Colleagues in Supporting Biden Administration Plan to Fully Utilize Defense Production Act, Increase Supply of Necessary Medical Equipment and Supplies

3:03am
Politico. Census Bureau director stepping down after outcry over immigrant count
3:02am
Fox 6. WI Guard leader on inauguration vetting: 'Doing their due diligence'
2:55am
CBS 58. Local law enforcement preps for Inauguration Day