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#LocalGovMatters – Drones

Drones seem to be everywhere these days, and increasingly they are being used by emergency services. This week Gwyn talks...
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#localGovMatters – Revocation

Gwyn was joined today by Julie Grace, a policy analyst with the Badger Institute, Kelli Thompson, the State Public Defender,...
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Friday September 20, 2019 - Updated 2:26pm

Governor

12:46pm
NBC 15. Governor Evers proclaims Friday as Wisconsin Agricultural Toursim Day.

Legislative

2:26pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Middleton police chief nominated Assembly District First Responder of the Year.
2:24pm
Rep. Sargent. People are dying, yet partisan antics work to keep us divided.
2:22pm
Reps. Milroy, Mursau; Sen. Smith. Legislation to provide in-state tuition for members of tribal nation.
1:31pm
Rep. Neubauer. Global climate strike today.
12:38pm
Sen. Shilling. Backs medical cannabis efforts.
12:36pm
State Senate Democratic Committee. Senator Darling ignores domestic abuse survivors.
10:58am
Rep. Shankland. Coauthors legislation to legalize medical cannabis in Wisconsin for fourth consecutive session.
10:46am
Rep. Allen. Sends letter advocating cannabis research.
10:40am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Almond "milk" is not milk, veggie "burgers" are not burgers and fake "Swiss" is not cheese!
10:38am
Sens. Erpenbach, Testin; Rep. Taylor. Introduce bill to legalize medical cannabis in Wisconsin.
10:36am
Sen. Testin. Column: Doctors and patients, not government, should decide if cannabis is the right treatment.
9:40am
Rep. Pronschinske. Column: Protecting consumers.
9:24am
Rep. Vining. Announces series of Topical Town Halls.
9:22am
Rep. Brostoff. To speak at New Politics conference in Washington D.C. this weekend.
4:44am
AG Kaul. Testifies in support of legislation to prevent backlog of sexual assault kits.

1:35pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin lawmakers push bipartisan bill to legalize medical marijuana.
12:41pm
WISC. Wisconsin lawmakers introduce medical marijuana bill.
4:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers renews call for 'red flag' gun law in Wisconsin.
4:40am
Courthouse News Service. Wisconsin Democrats roll out red-flag gun bill.
4:39am
WSAW. Republicans argue proposed red flag gun bill violates constitutional rights. 
4:38am
Duluth News Tribune. Wisconsin legislators introduce bill to stop exploitation of indigenous women.
4:28am
Cap Times. Kaul, advocates tout bills to streamline collection, testing, tracking of sexual assault kits. WISC.
4:27am
WKOW. NAMI: Red flag law a good first step.
4:24am
WEAU. Chippewa Co. judge has doubts about red flag laws.
4:22am
WEAU. Proposed bill would increase penalties for assaults on nurses.

State Agencies

2:24pm
DOJ. Coalition of AGs urge CFPB to place consumers' interests over debt colletors.
1:32pm
DHS. Teams with the Milwauke Brewers to promote immunizations.
1:19pm
WEDC. Governor Evers announces Catalent Biologics expansion in Madison.
12:34pm
AG Kaul. Joins lawsuit challenging attempt to trample states' authority to adopt and enforce environmental standards.
11:01am
DMA. 128th Infantry hones skills, integrates with partner brigade enroute to Afghanistan.

12:43pm
The Hill. California, 23 other states sue Trump over vehicle emissions rule.
4:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Residents concerned about PFAS contamination on farm fields in Marinette, Peshtigo area.

Economy/Business

1:30pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Foxconn to assemble home security tech products in Mount Pleasant.
4:40am
NBC 15. USDA: Milk output falls in Wisconsin, rises nationally.
4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wild global forces are hurting Wisconsin dairy farmers. Here's what you should know.
4:31am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin lost 1,400 private sector jobs in August as job growth continues to slow.

Statewide

9:22am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Wisconsin's workforce challenges intensify.

4:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fresh data documents the impact that race and income have on health of Wisconsin residents. 
4:27am
AP. Colt suspends production of AR-15 for civilian market.

Courts

4:44am
Courthouse News Service. Fight over golf course hits Wisconsin high court.

Education

1:54pm
UW-Stout. Helping Hand food pantry plus offers career closet.
12:39pm
UW-Madison. Sustainable dairy project finds ways to lower emissions, boost profits.
11:07am
Marquette University. Marquette Engineering Department receives $600,000 graduate assistance award.
11:00am
Foxconn. Announces higher education recruiting effort with "Foxconn Day" at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
9:23am
UW-Madison. Wisconsin Science Festival encourages science exploration statewide.
8:17am
UW-Whitewater. Police chief to lead FBI task force.

4:33am
Madison.com. State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor: Wisconsin has achievement gap 'crisis.' Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Local

2:20pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement on MPD internal investigation findings.

4:32am
WTMJ. 'The Harvard of pimp school': Milwaukee takes steps to combat human trafficking ahead of DNC.

Congress

4:26am
The Hill. House votes to avert shutdown, fund government through November.
4:25am
USA Today. Hill hodgepodge: Pelosi draws from democrats, GOP and Trump for pricing plan.
4:21am
AP. Key Senate panel approves $250 million for election security. 

Politics

4:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. Americans for Prosperity targeting three Democratic lawmakers in 2020.
4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar talks voting rights, criminal justice during Milwaukee visit. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Duffy's resignation in Trump country has both parties readying for battle.
4:22am
WSAW. Mosinee's mayor will not run for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District.

Thursday September 19, 2019

Governor

4:16pm
Sen. Tiffany. I will not back down in the fight against gun confiscation.
4:13pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Supports lifesaving ERPO legislation.
4:12pm
Rep. Anderson. In support of Extreme Risk Protection Orders. 
2:16pm
Rep. Hintz. Republican inaction ignores urgency of gun violence crisis.
12:29pm
Sen. Craig. Reacts to Evers' statement on gun confiscation.
12:08pm
Rep. Allen. Calls for restraint in "ERPO" legislation.
11:54am
Rep. Dittrich. Measured action versus manipulation.
11:30am
Rep. Steineke. Firearm seizure is a non-starter.
11:29am
Rep. Emerson. Supports Extreme Risk Protection Orders legsilation.
11:12am
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Legislative leaders statement on anti-gun legislation.
11:12am
Sen. Wanggaard. Statement on Democrats' latest anti-gun scheme.
11:10am
LRB-4383 Backs Extreme Risk Protection Order legislation. 
10:12am
Rep. Sargent. Extreme Risk Protection Orders: Preventing gun violence & suicide in Wisconsin.
9:49am
Sen. Shilling. What will it take to act?
9:21am
Gov. Evers. Democrats announce Extreme Risk Protection Order legislation to prevent suicide and gun violence. LRB-4383

11:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Tony Evers announces red-flag bill, says he's open to mandatory gun buybacks.
11:18am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers pushes for 'red flag' law, urges GOP lawmakers to address gun violence.
10:33am
WKOW. Evers, Wisconsin Democrats introduce red flag law. 
3:49am
WBAY. Gov. Evers announces $500K for 13 projects to reduce homelessness.

Legislative

2:40pm
Sen. Risser. Legislators seek debate on death with dignity.
2:39pm
WSTA. Applauds bipartisan vote on rural broadband investment legislation. 
2:28pm
Sen. Larson. And Smart Start Inc. to provide IID at Bay View Bash.
12:01pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Koch group plans lit drop against Democratic lawmaker.
10:10am
Sen. Shilling. Weekly Democratic Radio Address: The urgent need for common sense gun reform.
9:59am
Sen. Erpenbach. Middleton legislators echo police chief's call for gun safety.  Middleton Police Chief Foulke Letter.

8:15am
Cap Times. 'There's no defined path': Wisconsin lawmakers unclear on funding for county-run juvenile facilities.
3:53am
WFRV. Rep. Stuck proposes creation of task force to address missing and murdered tribal women, girls. WXPR.
3:46am
U.S. News & World Report. GOP lawmaker vows to kill rules to reduce farm manure smell.
3:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Proposal would increase penalties for assaults on Wisconsin nurses.

State Agencies

12:02pm
DWD. Wisconsin's labor force participation rate remains at 67.2 percent in August.
10:28am
DATCP, DWD. Connect the dots with job training for Wisconsin farmers.

3:55am
U.S. News & World Report. DNR wants to rename Peshtigo River State Forest.
3:54am
Fox 11. DNR offers to test foam for PFAS after residents voice concerns in Marinette County.

Economy/Business

2:48pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Stands in support with striking UAW members.
10:28am
Foxconn. Wisconsin's trade mission delegation visits Foxconn's Gen 6 Fab in Japan.

3:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin GM workers part of nationwide strike.

Statewide

10:04am
Gathering Waters. Wisconsin land conservation leaders to be honored for outstanding achievements.
8:09am
Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality. Report sheds light on health disparities.
7:52am
Wisconsin Library Association. 2019 Wisconsin Library Heritage Center Hall of Fame inductees.

3:51am
WEAU. Suicide rates higher in rural communities.

Education

4:14pm
UW-Stout. National park experience brings student boost of confidence.
2:27pm
UW-Stout. Discovery Center Fab Lab open house planned Sept. 24.
2:17pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Shea. Effort leads to preservation of bus routes.
12:52pm
DPI Supt. Stanford Taylor. Delivers State of Education Address.
12:31pm
One Wisconsin Now. Student loan debt in Wisconsin continues to outpace national average, according to latest research. 
10:06am
Marquette University. Legal scholar Paul Butler, Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm to go 'On the Issues,' Sept. 25.

2:42pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin school chief calls achievement gap a 'crisis.'
8:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DPI deputy secretary addresses state test scores.

Local

4:10pm
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Impact investment thought leader, innovator and author Jean Case announced as annual dinner speaker.
2:21pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County, Gorman & Company, and Dryhootch's largest veterans family housing and services development in nation moves one step closer to breaking ground.
12:53pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Announces additional transit funding in 2020 budget.

4:09am
Beloit Daily News. DA gets more help in state action.
3:48am
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa Valley counties receive additional DA help to prosecute cases.
3:45am
WHBL. Some relief is headed to the Sheboygan County DA's office.

Congress

2:22pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Statement on introduction of National Prescription Drug Reform (H.R.3).
11:46am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Gets the job done for Wisconsin dairy farmers.

3:55am
WKOW. Wisconsin lawmakers at odds over federal funding for Madison military base.
3:50am
The Hill. House reaches deal on continuing resolution, vote expected Thursday.
3:47am
The Hill. Trump administration floats background check proposal to Senate GOP.

Politics

2:24pm
Kelly for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Rounds out campaign team.