Senate Calendar: Wednesday, April 14, 11 am
Senate In Session
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Wednesday April 14, 2021 - Updated 4:09pm

Governor

9:11am
Rep. Hintz. Statement on federal Foodshare funding announcement. 
9:09am
American Heart Association. Applauds Governor Evers for prioritizing food security. 
4:43am
Rep. Hesselbein. Gov. Evers saves food assistance for Wisconsin families.
4:39am
Rep. Subeck. Praises Biden and Evers administration to preserve Foodshare funding. 
4:31am
Hunger Task Force. Emergency FoodShare benefits assured for 407K Wisconsin families. 

4:13am
Specturm News. Wisconsin secures more than $70M in food assistance

Budget

4:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers Makes Pitch For Juvenile Justice Reform As GOP Lawmakers Prepare To Review Budget

Senate Floor Session

3:17pm
Badger Institute. Commends Senate passage of dental therapy bill
2:45pm
Sen. Marklein. Rural EMS bill passes the state Senate. 
2:42pm
Sen. Bewley. Smoke and mirrors: The Republican's "year of nothing."
2:22pm
Sen. Smith. Republicans scurry to play politics with COVID relief funds. 
2:21pm
Sen. Stroebel. Election integrity bills pass Wisconsin Senate. 
2:20pm
Sen. Cowles. Plan to provide cleaner water passes Senate. 
2:19pm
Sen. Jacque. Bills protecting freedom to worship and medical decision-making head to governor. 
1:17pm
Sen. Jacque. Paddlewheel bill spins through Senate.

Assembly Floor Session

10:01am
Rep. Gundrum. Supporting Wisconsinites with federal ARPA funds. 
5:00am
Wisconsin Jewish Conference, Holocaust Education Resource Center, Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Wisconsin Jewish community applauds passage of Holocaust Education Bill. 
4:57am
Rep. Jessie Rodriguez. Supports legislative oversight of federal dollars. 
4:56am
Rep. Tittl. Votes to require Holocaust education in Wisconsin classrooms. 
4:56am
Rep. Tittl. Supports critical investments using federal stimulus dollars. 
4:55am
Rep. Vorpagel. Statement on legislative priorities for federal COVID relief funds. 
4:54am
Rep. Armstrong. Votes for stimulus package.
4:53am
Rep. Steineke. Directs federal aid to broadband, long-term care facilities, small businesses. 
4:53am
Rep. Hesselbein. Statement on Republican attempt to control federal funding. 
4:52am
Rep. Callahan. State Assembly approves bill to fund local roads. 
4:51am
Rep. Snyder. Summer sales tax holiday passes the Assembly.
4:50am
Rep. Subeck. Criticizes Assembly Republicans politicization of federal pandemic relief. 
4:49am
Rep. Ohnstad. Statement on legislative session.
4:49am
Rep. Allen. Assembly advances the people's priorities.
4:48am
Rep. Hintz. Assembly passes UW Oshkosh Sesquicentennial resolution. 
4:47am
Rep. Cabrera. Wisconsinites cannot afford to gamble with ARPA funds. 
4:46am
Rep. Considine. Statement on Assembly floor session.
4:45am
Rep. Edming. Backs use of stimulus funding to meet critical needs. 
4:45am
Rep. Dallman. Votes in favor of critical investments.
4:44am
Rep. James. Supports investments in communities.
4:42am
Rep. Summerfield. Praises passage of broadband bill. 
4:41am
Rep. Plumer. Supports investments in Wisconsin.
4:36am
Rep. Oldenburg. Votes to invest in rural Wisconsin.
4:35am
Rep. Plumer. Holocaust Education Act heads to governor's desk.
4:34am
Rep. Emerson. Statement on AB 17 passage.
4:30am
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. Applauds Assembly passage of AB 232.
4:29am
Rep. Magnafici. Assembly passes sales tax holiday. 

4:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Assembly Approves Republicans' COVID-19 Stimulus Spending Plan
4:23am
Chippewa Herald. Assembly Republicans pass bills seeking control over federal stimulus funds, Tony Evers likely to veto
4:22am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Assembly approves summer sales tax holiday for bars, restaurants
4:18am
WKOW. GOP passes stimulus spending bills despite likely veto
4:17am
WBAY. Assembly OKs Republican COVID spending plan; Evers vows veto

Legislative

3:25pm
Sen. Larson. "We are not out of the woods yet. Let's not lose our way." - Statement on COVID-19 diagnosis. 
2:18pm
Rep. Cabral-Guevara. Comments on Kimberly-Clark restructuring. 
12:04pm
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Testimony in Opposition to Assembly Bill 173 and Assembly Bill 198
10:57am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Rep. Tony Kurtz receives 2021 Health Care Advocate of the Year Award. 
10:48am
Sen. Smith. Column: Schools, Children and their Future. 
10:03am
Sen. Pfaff, Rep. Billings, Rep. Doyle, DCF Sec. Amundson. To hold virtual round table on childcare.
9:13am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Don’t Turn Away Poll Workers
9:12am
Rep. Hintz. Applauds Gov. Evers' support for Wisconsin small businesses. 
4:58am
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on death of Molly Toon.

State Agencies

3:30pm
DMA. National Guard’s top enlisted Soldier visits Wisconsin and reflects on “The Year of the Guard”
3:22pm
DNR. Seeking Public Comment For Environmental Review Of The City Of Oshkosh Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Project
2:22pm
DNR. Wisconsin Natural Resources Board Approves 2021 Migratory Bird Hunting Season Framework
And Regulations
1:15pm
DOJ. Death Investigation in McFarland
1:14pm
DMA. Wisconsin Army National Guard welcomes new senior enlisted advisor at change of responsibility ceremony
11:33am
DPI. New partnership highlights importance of teachers in Wisconsin
10:02am
DNR. Seeking Public Comment For Wild Rice Management Strategic Analysis
9:11am
AG Kaul. Provides Update on Sexual Assault Kit Initiative and Tracking System

Coronavirus

4:24am
La Crosse Tribune. Gundersen, Mayo to pause giving J&J vaccine pending FDA, CDC investigation of blood clot cases
4:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. DOC has vaccinated 17% of Wisconsin prisoners, but ‘slow’ process compared to state
4:20am
WAOW. Health officials say COVID-19 case increase may be linked to youth sports
4:19am
WTMJ. City of Milwaukee decides to hold off raising capacity limits for now
4:19am
WISN. Milwaukee health officials ‘concerned’ about vaccine supply outpacing demand
4:18am
NBC 15. Wis. groups worry pause in J & J vaccine use will hurt underserved communities
4:17am
WBAY. Wisconsin coronavirus cases, deaths, hospitalizations all above average
4:16am
CNBC. States rush to replace J&J vaccine appointments after FDA recommends pause
4:14am
Fox 6. Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause impacts Milwaukee County clinics

Statewide

12:05pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Advocacy Day draws 1,000 people from across the state. 
11:31am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. SSM Health Wisconsin receives WHA Advocacy All-Star Award. 
11:31am
Customers First Coalition. New podcast episode: Energy assistance during the pandemic. 

Courts

4:09pm
Pro-Life Wisconsin. Victorious at the Wisconsin Supreme Court: Tavern League of Wisconsin, Inc. v. Andrea Palm and Wisconsin Department of Health Services. 
3:26pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler elected as next chief justice.
2:41pm
State Bar of Wisconsin. Statement on new Chief Justice. 
9:10am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Tavern League of Wisconsin v. Andrea Palm. 

10:53am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin High Court: Governor Can't Limit Business Capacity
10:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Supreme Court rules Gov. Evers can't limit bars and restaurant capacity without Legislature
4:21am
Marshfield News Herald. Hagedorn and liberal justices signal they may block latest Wisconsin election lawsuit

Education

3:21pm
UW-River Falls. Student newspaper recives eight awards in statewide contest. 
2:20pm
Marquette University.  Army ROTC advances to Sandhurst Military Skills Competition
2:17pm
UW-Stevens Point. Environmental activities, online presentations highlight Earth Week.
2:16pm
Edgewood College. Major Gift Creates Scholarships for Business, Technology
11:32am
UW-Stout. Chancellor: University applying pandemic lessons for future success
10:04am
UW-Stout. Shredded campus office paper being recycled into tissue paper
10:02am
UW-Eau Claire. Eau Claire Jazz Festival will be virtual, livestreamed event on April 23
9:08am
UW-Green Bay. Institute for Women’s Leadership Gains Momentum

Local

2:41pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Parks Committee advances proposal to eliminate single-use 'forever plastics.'
10:47am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Announces Housing Forward: An Agenda to Address the Housing Needs of All in a Growing City
9:07am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Affordable housing in Milwaukee: Taking stock of non-governmental players and activities. 
4:28am
Milwaukee Alds. Coggs, Lewis, Dodd. Black Maternal Health Week is a time to reflect on how we can do better

4:25am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. County starting initial discussions on spending options for $20M in federal COVID-19 aid
4:24am
Janesville Gazette. Enrollment, staff losses projected in Janesville public schools
4:17am
WKBT. PFAS probe in Town of Campbell wells slow, but care needed for right solution, official says
4:16am
WKBT. La Crosse Co. Health & Human Services board declares racism as a public health crisis

Congress

3:30pm
Protect Our Care. Andrea Palm Has the Experience and Qualifications Needed to Be Deputy Secretary of HHS
9:08am
U.S. Rep. Tiffany. Sends Letter to Secretary Mayorkas Requesting Answers and Expressing Border Crisis Concerns

4:21am
The Hill. IRS chief warns of unpaid taxes hitting $1 trillion
4:20am
Reuters. Biden ready to announce U.S. withdrawal, even as peace eludes Afghanistan

Tuesday April 13, 2021

Governor

4:45pm
Rep. Vining. Celebrates preservation of federal food assistance for Wisconsin families. 
4:44pm
Rep. Goyke. Applauds Wisconsin officials and Biden administratoin for swift action to preserve over $70 million in federal emergency food assistance. 
4:01pm
Gov. Evers. Reaches deal with USDA, preserves more than $70 million a month in food assistance for Wisconsin families. 
1:46pm
Gov. Evers. Announces $100 million investment in economic recovery. 

Budget

8:55am
Gov. Evers. Hosts Badger Bouncback Live Session on justice reform and marijuana legalization. 

3:52am
WISC. ‘This is our future:’ Thompson, Blank ask legislature to help pay for UW campus projects
3:48am
Wisconsin State Journal. ‘Dire shape’: UW-Madison pushes for money to replace Humanities Building

Assembly Floor Session

4:10pm
Rep. Cabral-Guevara. Supports critical investment package. 
3:58pm
Rep. Subeck. Holocaust education bill passes state Assembly.
3:57pm
Sen. Jacque, Rep. Tusler. More protection on the way for cyberstalking victims. 

Legislative

3:25pm
Rep. Bowen. And Village President-elect McKaig statement on police killing of Daunte Wright.
3:24pm
Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association. On passage of PTSD legislation. 
2:57pm
Sen. Jacque. Bill to protect public safety employees' mental health heads to governor's desk. 
2:55pm
Sens. Smith, Roys. GOP legislators pass voter suppression bills. 
2:54pm
Sen. Pfaff. 32nd District Agriculture and Conservation town hall shows confidence in budget, extends call for conservation efforts. 
2:09pm
Rep. Neubauer. Statement on the death of Daunte Wright. 
12:28pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republicans set to vote on $2 billion in spending that may violate federal rules
12:02pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Tourism, Restaurant Interests Against Bills for Earlier School Starts
10:08am
Protect Our Care Kicks Off Campaign to Hold “GOP Medicaid Deniers” in Wisconsin Accountable for Putting Politics Over Health
9:36am
Rep. Vining. Advocates for federal food assistance for Wisconsin families. 
3:59am
Rep. Baldeh. Latest police-killing is both outrageous and familiar. 
3:57am
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on shooting in Knoxville, TN.
3:57am
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on police killing of Daunte Wright. 

12:27pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Assembly To Vote On Republicans' COVID-19 Stimulus Spending Plan
12:26pm
Green Bay Press Gazette. Plan to suspend sales taxes at bars and restaurants this summer would cost state but save consumers $170 million

State Agencies

2:57pm
DOJ. Bipartisan Coalition of AGs Call on Congress to Pass NO HATE Act
12:39pm
DMA. Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 426th Regional Training Institute earns prestigious Superior Unit Award
12:39pm
DNR. Wisconsin State Park System spring operations update. 
12:30pm
Wisocnsin State Journal. DNR to relax park restrictions; observation towers, playgrounds to reopen
10:55am
WEDC. Bring big ideas to life downtown. 
3:58am
DNR. Seeking Public Comment On Fall 2021 Wolf Harvest Season And Future Of Wolf Management

3:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Months After Benefits Were Paid, State Serves Some Unemployment Recipients With 'Overpayment' Notices

Economy/Business

1:44pm
NFIB Wisconsin. Optimism increases as pandemic restrictions eased, but Wisconsin small businesses still hampered by hiring. 
9:35am
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Oshkosh Corporation is newest Gold Member.

Coronavirus

1:26pm
Kewaunee County Public Health. Cancels Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine clinic. 
12:41pm
Gov. Evers. And DHS announce community-based vaccination clinic in Barron County to open April 20. 
11:56am
DHS. Pauses Administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
9:46am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. Pausing Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Administration

12:29pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State, Dane County to 'pause' Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine
8:57am
The Hill. US health officials call for pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine over rare blood clots
3:56am
Janesville Gazette. Rock County COVID-19 hospitalizations more than double in one week
3:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Medical Leader: Rising Cases, Spikes In Surrounding States Are A 'Warning Sign'
3:53am
WEAU. State COVID-19 vaccinators cannot require ID or proof of residency from patients
3:52am
WKOW. PHMDC: More community vaccination clinics coming in near future
3:51am
WISN. All welcome: COVID-19 vaccines readily available at Wisconsin Center
3:50am
WJFW. Vaccinations hit all time high in Wisconsin, but COVID variants are on the rise
3:47am
Baraboo News Republic. COVID-19 vaccine available as Baraboo, Portage providers hear 'rumbles' of hesitancy

Statewide

2:52pm
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Marin Bozic becomes board advisor.

3:51am
CBS 58. Wisconsin given a 'C' on White House infrastructure report card

Education

2:25pm
UW-Whitewater. Announces 2021 alumni award recipients
2:08pm
Alverno College. Planning for in-person learning in fall 2021. 
12:39pm
UW-Stout. Student contributes artwork to mural remembering George Floyd’s death
11:58am
UW-Madison. Guggenheim Fellowship awarded to psychology professor
10:41am
UW-River Falls. Student selected to present research at national symposium. 
10:24am
UW-Madison. Recent UW grad, an Afghan Kurdish poet, wins $90,000 scholarship for immigrants with exceptional potential
9:45am
UW-Whitewater. Athletic director finalists named
9:45am
UW-Madison. Alum’s mask makes Time magazine’s list of best inventions of 2020

3:54am
WXPR. No More Mask Requirement at Several Local Schools
3:51am
WTMJ. 'A whirlwind of preparation': Milwaukee teachers, staff prepare for return to in-person learning
3:50am
WAOW. BREAKING: Wausau School Board Approves Final Motion to Reopen Schools
3:49am
Chippewa Herald. Some Wisconsin school districts begin planning for early start date this fall
3:49am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison School District eyes 3.3% property tax increase to balance next year's budget
3:48am
Racine Journal Times. 'Severe, pervasive and persistent' | State says Burlington schools failed to address 'racially hostile environment'
3:46am
Fox 6. Superintendent: MPS '100% ready' for in-person learning

Local

12:19pm
Milwaukee and Fire and Police Commission. Commissioners to consider modifying or eliminating the exception to the ban on chokeholds by members of the Milwaukee Police Department. 
11:59am
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Calls for Milwaukee County to go carbon neutral by 2050.
8:54am
United Way of Dane County. Volunteers honored with Virtual Community Volunteer Awards.

3:53am
WKBT. Number of PFAS-contaminated wells in Town of Campbell nears 200

Congress

3:59pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Supports Healthy Families Act to Establish National Paid Sick Days Policy
2:02pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for Vote on Legislation to Address Surge of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes During Coronavirus Pandemic
12:00pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Braun; U.S. Rep. Garamendi.  Introduce Bipartisan Reform to Strengthen Buy America Requirements for Federal Government