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#LocalGovMatters – Water Quality

This week Gwyn interviews three legislators and one village administrator about water quality issues in Wisconsin. Gwyn starts off the...
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#LocalGovMatters – Property Taxation

This week on #LocalGovMatters Gwyn talks with Rob Henken, President of the Wisconsin Policy Forum about their recent report Dollars and Sense, Is it time for a new municipal financing framework in Wisconsin?...
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Wednesday March 20, 2019 - Updated 2:18pm

Budget

2:18pm
Plumbers Union Local 75. Statement on Building Commission and Governor's Capital Budget.
2:17pm
Wisconsin Laborers District Council. Statement on State Building Commission review of Governor Evers' Capital Budget.
2:16pm
Wisconsin Building Trades Council. Governor Evers' Capital Budget deserves bi-partisan support today.
2:14pm
IBEW Local 494. Statement on upcoming vote on proposed 2019-21 state Capital Budget.
2:14pm
IUOE Local 139. State Building Commission should pass Governor Evers' beneficial statewide Capital Budget, embrace bi-partisanship.
10:54am
Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions. Poll finds broad support for minimum markeup repeal and new spending to fix Wisconsin roads. Results.

1:03pm
Hudson Star-Observer. Mental health 'most certainly a concern' at UWRF.
11:04am
WTMJ. Gov. Tony Evers wants to raise state unemployment benefits.
11:03am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW chancellors: Evers budget could keep talent in Wisconsin.
11:02am
Green Bay Press Gazette. 'We have a long way to go': Gov. Tony Evers outlines priorities for youth mental health.
4:01am
Madison.com. As Wisconsin discusses medical marijuana, experts share highs and lows.
3:58am
Beloit Daily News. Evers touts budget plans in Beloit stop.

Legislative

1:40pm
Sen. Feyen. To hold budget listening sessions.
4:24am
Rep. Allen. To hold public listening session.
4:22am
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Calls for amendments to SB-91 to provide clarity & accountability.

1:47pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Proposal would eliminate tax break for businesses that leave Wisconsin.
11:00am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP-led panel seeks bipartisan law changes to clean up Wisconsin's water.
4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Advocates, lawmakers renew push for stricter drunken driving laws in Wisconsin.

State Agencies

2:15pm
DOT. 2019 Northeast Region Construction Preview.
12:56pm
DMA. Incident Report #5 - March 2019 Flooding.
4:42am
DMA. Annual Governor's Conference on Emergency Management & Homeland Security to highlight communications in times of disaster.

4:10am
WFRV. Hortonia residents express "overwhelming disapproval" at plans for new juvenile correction center. Fox 11.
4:02am
Cap Times. AG Josh Kaul withdraws Wisconsin from two cases challenging abortion access.
4:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. AG Kaul: Drug epidemic requires treatment, accountability.
3:59am
La Crosse Tribune. State tourism secretary designee Sara Meaney: 'It's possible to kick some more butt.'

Economy/Business

1:44pm
The Hill. Trump: China tariffs will remain for 'substantial period of time' even with deal.
12:20pm
CNBC. 'We're preparing' to build an antitrust case against Goggle similar to Microsoft, Mississippi AG says. 

Statewide

4:24am
WI Land+Water. Youth Education Committee hosts 62nd Annual Conservation Awareness Poster and Speaking Contests.
4:20am
WI Land+Water. Hosts 66th Annual Conference.

4:07am
New York Times. Why is there flooding in Nebraska, South Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin?
3:56am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Weather officials: Communities along Mississippi River could see record-setting floods this spring.
3:54am
U.S. News & World Report. Report: Some Wisconsin residents face housing cost burden.
3:53am
AP. Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds.

Courts

10:49am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Christopher Kieninger v. Crown Equipment Corporation.

1:01pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In Wisconsin gerrymandering case, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos refuses to testify.

Education

1:41pm
UW-Stout. Falkner receives March University Staff Appreciation Award.
12:02pm
UW-Madison. Turn off a light, save a life, says new study.
10:58am
UW-Stout. 'E'ffordability Summit on education costs grows in third year.
4:21am
Marquette University. To host nationally recognized civil engineering speaker for presentations on the Hoover Dam and Brooklyn Bridge.

Local

11:56am
One City Schools. Announces partnership with Access Community Health Centers.
10:57am
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office. Warns of telephone scam alert.

1:04pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Report: Milwaukee County second to last in statewide health rankings.
4:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. One outcome of last week's flooding in Milwaukee: Sewer overflows in local rivers.
3:57am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Racine, Foxconn strike smart cities deal.

Congress

4:05am
Appleton Post Crescent. Congressmen Mike Gallagher and Mark Pocan discuss the importance of unity at History Museum in Appleton.
3:55am
WXOW. Fort McCoy barracks project may get cut for President's border wall.

Politics

11:57am
One Wisconsin Now. Brian Hagedorn still mum on what he said in speeches to hate group.
4:18am
Republican Party of Fond du Lac County. Republican Party celebrates 165th birthday.

4:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates stand by records in second debate. WISC. Fox 6.
3:58am
The Hill. Scott Walker considering running for Wisconsin governor or Senate: report.

Tuesday March 19, 2019

Governor

3:35pm
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order #17 relating to the creation of the Governor's Health Equity Council.
5:17am
Gov. Evers. Advocates for expanding Medicaid in visits to Janesville, Beloit.

Legislative

1:50pm
Sen. Taylor. Statement on MSDF death.
11:03am
Rep. Shankland. To hold two budget office hours on Friday.
10:42am
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Testimony in support of Senate Bill 39, the Pathways to Employment Act.

4:33am
WJFW. Private practitioners push back against dental therapy in Wisconsin.
4:30am
NBC 15. GOP bill allows expungement for first-time drunken drivers.

State Agencies

4:05pm
State Treasurer Godlewski. Financing provided for public safety initiatives around Wisconsin.
3:38pm
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. $7 million for community projects.
1:47pm
DHS. Include children's immunizations on your spring break schedule.
12:19pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Powerball jackpot surpasses half-billion dollar mark.
11:49am
DNR. Weekly news.
10:50am
AG Kaul. Opposes CFPB effort to delay protections from payday lenders.
10:48am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Hosts 2019 National History Day LaCrosse Regional Contest.
10:05am
DATCP. Dairy Task Force 2.0 approves 49 additional recommendations.
5:08am
DMA. Incident Report #4 - March 2019 Flooding.

4:39am
Racine Journal Times. WisDOT, facing growing backlash over KR widening plans, releases FAQ on project.

Economy/Business

11:47am
AssuredLeads. Launches SaaS platform.
10:04am
WMC. Survey: Opioids impact 75% of workplaces in America.

4:32am
CBS 58. Mount Pleasant leaders excited about Foxconn news, some residents frustrated. WTMJ.
4:27am
WKBT. Farmers cleaning up after winter disasters can apply for funding for energy-efficient changes.

Environment/Outdoors

4:26am
AP. AP finds hot records falling twice as often as cold ones.

Statewide

3:41pm
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. The 33rd annual Make a Promise Gala to honor community leaders in the fight against AIDS.
1:52pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Scott Walker's new idiotic job.
5:05am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. La Crosse town hall meeting March 25th: Recusal rules & voter turnout in WI Supreme Court election.

10:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. County health rankings: Smoking in Wisconsin down, obesity going up.
4:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin housing sales tick up in February after a January decline.

Courts

4:40pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts two new cases.
1:52pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campiagn. State permit for posh golf course lands in sand.
8:57am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Milwaukee District Council 48 v. Milwaukee County.
8:56am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Joseph B. Reinwand.
8:55am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Michael A. Keister.

10:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supreme Court sides with union in giving Milwaukee County employees $6.8 million pension benefit.
4:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Judge could rule soon in first lame-duck session lawsuit.
4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Judge rules against DNR wetland permit for Kohler golf course on rare wetlands, state park.
4:27am
U.S. News & World Report. Attorney tries to persuade judge to toss lame-duck lawsuit.

Education

1:51pm
UW-Milwaukee. UWM Police shoot man with weapon after altercation on campus.
9:57am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Another alarming achievement gap.

Local

3:39pm
Milwaukee Ald. Coggs. Milwaukee student wins Girls' Day @ City Hall scholarship award.
3:37pm
Manitowoc PD. Seeks public's help in solving double homicide.
12:18pm
Racine Mayor Mason. And Foxconn partner on Smart City initiatives.

4:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. Local officials say county pressuring communities to take on roads - and their cost.
4:36am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Moratorium on large-scale livestock facilities could be extended.

Congress

10:49am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce legislation to take on student debt crisis.

4:34am
WXOW. Rep. Kind begins annual listening tour in La Crosse.
4:29am
WKOW. Truax Field project on list of possible cuts to pay for border wall.
4:28am
Washington Post. Pentagon sends Congress list of military construction projects that could be delayed to free up money for wall.

Politics

1:48pm
DPW. Floundering Hagedorn campaign excoriated by conservative radio.
11:49am
One Wisconsin Now. Brian Hagedorn's college classmates saw Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate's political ambition.
5:00am
RPW. VIDEO: Pastor Jerome Smith discusses recent attacks on Judge Brian Hagedorn's faith.
5:00am
RPW. What they're saying: Hagedorn provides substance while Neubauer dodges questions.

4:25am
WSAW. Hagedorn: Research shows treatment courts are effective.