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July 15 – Week in Review

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Northcentral Technical College offers training to inmates

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Friday July 22, 2016 - Updated 5:23pm

Governor

4:36pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Statement on appointment of Dan Kelly to SCOWI.
4:12pm
WMC. Lauds appointment of Daniel Kelly to Supreme Court. 
4:04pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints Daniel Kelly to the WI Supreme Court. 
3:51pm
Rep. Wachs. Statement on Kelly Supreme Court appointment. 
1:54pm
One Wisconsin Now. MoneyTalks: Gov. Walker to appoint former attorney for major right-wing donors' foundation.

3:39pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker names Daniel Kelly to high court.
3:37pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker picks Milwaukee lawyer Daniel Kelly for seat on Supreme Court.
3:23pm
WBAY. Walker appoints attorney as next justice on Wisconsin Supreme Court.
1:33pm
WKBT. AP source: Gundrum out as Walker weighs court pick.
4:44am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Two high court finalists have opposed gay marriage.

Legislative

10:20am
Rep. Shankland. Column: Keep our government open and accountable.

2:25pm
Baraboo News Republic. State immunity law clears woman of drug charges.

State Agencies

5:09pm
AG Schimel. Appeals voter ID decision.
5:02pm
Wisconsin Association of Health Plans. Self-funding RFP: A closer look at a bad idea.
3:54pm
DCF. Dane County Foster Youth honored for academic achievement. 
3:25pm
DCF. Foster Youth honored for academic achievement.
2:47pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings update.
12:42pm
WI Lottery. Lucky winner holds $93,000 Badger 5 ticket.
12:27pm
WI Lottery. Royal Millions instant ticket has first millionaire.
10:34am
DATCP. Race the Veggie 500 in State Fair's Farm & Family Building.

5:23pm
WJFW. State attorneys ask for stay in voter ID case.
5:17pm
Wisconsin State Journal. State seeks bids for self-insurance for state workers.
5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR to set pollution marks for Milwaukee River basin.

Economy/Business

1:30pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Feds challenge big health insurance mega-merger Walker rubber stamped.

5:25am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin added 10,900 private sector jobs in June.
5:07am
Daily Reporter. Komatsu buying Joy Global for $3.7B.
4:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin unemployment rate held steady in June at 4.2%

Statewide

3:52pm
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Wisconsin health care maintains rank among best in nation. 
3:34pm
WHA. Wisconsin scores high on Commonwealth report on local health system performance.

6:07am
Bloomberg. America wastes $160 billion in food every year but is too busy to stop.

Courts

10:30am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Mary K. Biester.
10:29am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Matthew H. Marx.

5:39am
Milwaukeee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Adelman provides a necessary safety net for voters.

Education

3:29pm
UW-Rock County. Free concert on the lawn.
10:28am
UW-Madison. New center offers ultra-speed protein analysis.
10:23am
UW-Madison. Spinoff keeps and eye on weather as it returns to Madison.

Local

5:15pm
Gallagher for 8th Congress. Friday funnies (if it weren't so painfully true).
3:32pm
Outagamie County Board Chair Nooyen. Statement regarding eminent domain resolution.
11:50am
Washington County Administrator Schoemann. County looks to become member of new four-county library system.
11:46am
Washington County Administrator Schoemann. County appoints new ADRC Director.
11:38am
Wisconsin Jobs Now. Applauds Eau Claire living wage victory.
5:56am
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Milwaukee Municipal Court denies records request.
5:52am
Wisconsin Environmental Initiative. To celebrate 20th with Wisconsin Union Theater event.
5:41am
Emergency Management. Storm update 15 - July 21 6 pm.

10:18am
Fox 11. Nelson to veto eminent domain vote for sheriff's office.
5:06am
Appleton Post-Crescent. 10 things to know after eminent domain vote.
4:41am
WXPR. U.S. 2 reopens, state agencies meeting with Iron, Ashland, Sawyer officials.
4:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Thousands without power after another storm hits northern Wisconsin.

Congress

10:19am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Tours UW Oshkosh Living Healthy Community Clinic.

4:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Baldwin, Johnson want quick action on SSA judge.

Politics

1:49pm
DPW. Sean Duffy treats election process like it's reality TV.
1:23pm
Lasee for 8th Congress. Earnes sole endorsement on Wisconsin Family Action in 8th district race.
12:09pm
DPW. ICYMI: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ron Johnson suggests business groups suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.
11:40am
DPW. Ron Johnson's Beltway blunder: The "All in for Trump" edition.
5:55am
Elliott for 18th Senate. Response to special interest smear.
5:54am
DPW. Statement on the end of the Republican National Convention.
5:53am
DPW. Senator Johnson's plans for Trump's convention speech.
5:50am
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. During RNC, labor 2016 knocks on doors, makes phone calls across Wisconsin.

2:24pm
Janesville Gazette. Thompson sees Trump as winner, Cruz as loser at convention.
7:07am
Fox 11. Baldwin, other female Democratic senators to take DNC stage.
7:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Talk of 2020 presumptuous for Scott Walker. 
5:39am
Cap Times. Scott Walker, Ted Cruz take dramatically different approaches to Donald Trump at RNC.
5:25am
Chippewa Herald. Wisconsin Republicans unify behind Donald Trump, but some uneasiness lingers.
4:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ryan, Nehlen raise most of their funds out of state.
4:35am
Beloit Daily News. Cullen sees Sanders as example, considers run for governor in next election.
4:34am
WKOW. Wisconsin congressman says "anchor babies" are not U.S. citizens.
4:33am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. 6th District hopefuls talk economy at forum.

Local Politics

11:49am
Ozanne for Dane County District Attorney. Strikes back in Dane County DA race. Addendum.

Thursday July 21, 2016

Governor

3:21pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Calls on Governor Walker to implement rail safety program.
9:56am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

3:10pm
Janesville Gazette.  Walker says Supreme Court appointee coming soon.
4:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Sources: Daniel Kelly could be dark horse Supreme Court pick.

Legislative

3:23pm
Rep. Shankland. To hold office hours on July 26.
10:16am
Senate Democrats. Weekly Democratic radio address.

State Agencies

5:04pm
DNR. Most DNR northern properties not affected by storms.
5:03pm
DNR. Public input invited on draft plan to improve water quality in Milwaukee basin.
4:22pm
DNR. Outdoor report for July 21, 2016.
1:08pm
DWD. BLS Data: Wisconsin adds 49,900 private sector jobs year-over-year, including 10,900 in June.
9:31am
WEDC. State awards $2.3 million to communities to help redevelop idle industrial sites.

5:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Where does Schimel go from here on new voter ID ruling?
4:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Elections Commission navigates new voter ID requirements.

Economy/Business

10:36am
Marshfield Clinic Health System and Contessa Health. Create partnership to operate a Home Hospitalization Program.

4:57am
Janesville Gazette. GM buyer will inherit environmental issues.
4:47am
Wisconsin State Journal. Enbridge reaches $176M agreement for 2010 Michigan oil spill.

Statewide

5:08pm
FRWD. Hot temps + Airconditioning = More Electricity.
3:22pm
Alliant Energy. Activates cycling program in response to today's heat.

Courts

5:12am
Wisconsin Watchdog. District Court evaluates new standard for gerrymandering.

Education

12:45pm
UW-River Falls. Students, professor selected for $25,000 Ideadvance grants.
12:43pm
UW-River Falls. Small Business Development Center serves Polk, St. Croix and Pierce counties.
10:16am
Marquette University. One of five universities in nation selected for the 2016 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award.
5:39am
MPS. Student wins gold medal at national NAACP competition.

6:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Majority of rural school districts left out of transportation aid program.

Local

11:20am
MCTS. When the temps rise MCTS keeps it cool. Buses are always kept at a comfortable 72 degrees!
9:57am
Near West Side Partners. Announces "Rev-up MKE" finalists.
9:11am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Resources available to Waukesha County residents during extreme heat.
7:57am
Freedom, Inc., Groundwork and SURJ. #FreedomNow action disrupts Concert on the Square, more action planned for Thursday.
5:35am
Emergency Management. Storm update 14 - July 20.
5:33am
Milwaukee Ald. Witkowski. Proposal seeks ballot measure on hiring 150 MPD officers.

1:48pm
Wausau Daily Herald. County Admin Brad Karger suspended.
5:19am
Appleton Post-Crescent. County votes yes on eminent domain.
4:55am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC County living wage effects anticipated.
4:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ald. Witkowski seeks referendum to add 150 Milwaukee police officers.
4:31am
WSAW. Dept. of Transportation announces $4.15M for emergency repairs to flood damaged roads.
4:30am
Duluth News Tribune. Flood affected more than 350 homes in NW Wisconsin.

Congress

3:21pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Tours Kretz Lumber in Antigo to highlight Wisconsin's timber economy.
5:34am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Hosts roundtable discussion in Wausau on the opioid and heroin epidemic.

5:30am
WAOW. Senator Tammy Baldwin stops in Wausau to talk drug epidemic.
4:46am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Baldwin, in Rapids, touts waterfront bill.

Federal Agencies

2:25pm
CDC. Awards Wisconsin $812,000 to help battle Zika.

Politics

4:06pm
DPW. Another disastrous night in Cleveland.
1:49pm
Gallagher for 8th Congress. Thomas Nelson in action...
12:46pm
Johnson for U.S. Senate. What they're saying: Feingold is 'weak and dangerous on national security."
12:45pm
DPW. Reckless Ron continues to embrace Donald Trump's dangerous foreign policy agenda.
12:21pm
DPW. Welcome to Wisconsin Senator Johnson!
11:45am
Wisconsin Family Action. Pro-family PAC endorses candidates for US House of Representatives, State Senate, State Assembly.
10:20am
Gallagher for 8th Congress. National security leaders endorse.
9:10am
Shrader for 50th Assembly. Picks up additional endorsements.
5:38am
DPW. Scott Walker's convention speech: Please nominate me in 2020.
5:38am
DPW. Scott Walker's speech is not about Donald Trump, it's about Scott Walker.
5:36am
DPW. Why we can't afford to have a Republican president.

3:08pm
Janesville Gazette. Rep. Gwen Moore to speak at DNC.
3:01pm
WAOW. Feingold calls Trump comments on NATO alliance 'reckless.'
3:00pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker joins backlash over Cruz refusal to endorse Trump.
5:28am
WKBT. Candidate for 32nd State Senate District focusing on healthcare.
5:00am
Politico. Walker 'absolutely' endorses Trump.
4:59am
Wisconsin State Journal. For future GOP president, Tommy Thompson picks Paul Ryan over Scott Walker. 
4:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's GOP speech more anti-Clinton than pro-Trump.
4:32am
Cap Times. In Cleveland, Tommy Thompson questions Scott Walker's re-election prospects.
4:32am
WISC. Wisconsin Republicans support anti-Clinton message.
4:29am
The Hill. GOP groups scale back support for Sen. Johnson. Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune.
4:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sensenbrenner warns of GOP turnout problem.

Local Politics

11:19am
Ozanne for Dane County District Attorney. Parisi and community leaders endorse.