From The Wheeler Report Blog

MACCO WANTS COMPREHENSIVE FUNCTIONING TAX STRUCTURE

As chair of the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. John Macco has held five public hearings on taxation in Wisconsin....
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Rep. Spreitzer wants to help farmers with student debt

  Rep. Mark Spreitzer is introducing a bill to help new farmers pay off their student loans. The bill was...
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Tuesday May 23, 2017 - Updated 4:56pm

Governor

5:05am
WJFW. Governor Walker says federal aid in storm relief not likely.

Budget

4:56pm
Sen. Hansen. Statement on GOP Joint Finance Committee rejection of student loan refinancing.
4:38pm
Sen. Shilling. Dem student loan relief plan rejected by GOP.
3:44pm
Circus World Museum. Thank you Wisconsin! State supports Circus World - Wisconsin's national treasure.
3:39pm
Survival Coalition. Letter to Joint Finance members regarding impact per capita caps/block grants on WI Medicaid budget.
3:38pm
Sen. Nass. Continues to fight to cut UW System tuition, lower property taxes and block transportation tax increases.
2:24pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Propose allowing Wisconsin residents to refinance student loan debt.
1:33pm
Badger Advocates. Laud creation of Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership.
1:31pm
Speaker Vos. Announces creation of Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership.
12:45pm
Wisconsin Long-Term Care Stakeholder Organizations. Support a 15% increase to the personal care rate. Letter to Joint Finance.
12:25pm
One Wisconsin Now. State budget committee Democrats make a stand for student loan borrowers.
5:08am
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Call on Joint Finance Committee to support legal aid for victims.

4:30pm
ABC News. New policy center at University of Wisconsin raises alarms.
4:16pm
Racine Journal Times. Budget committee approves consolidating state agency services.
3:47pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Republicans divided on University of Wisconsin tuition cut.
2:48pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers split on UW tuition cut, put off vote.
2:42pm
Beloit Daily News. The Latest: Finance Committee won't take up UW budget.
2:18pm
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP leaders propose policy center named for Tommy Thompson at UW-Madison. Cap Times.
11:21am
Janesville Gazette. Lawmaker: Budget likely to increase little cigar tax.
10:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers to consider UW tuition cut, W-2 drug testing today.
4:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmakers to vote on Walker's UW System budget.
4:47am
U.S. News & World Report. Budget panel to consider UW tuition cut, performance funding.
4:46am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Scott Walker visits Galesville Elementary, promotes summer reading.
4:44am
WEAU. Gov. Walker visits Merrill to talk education, gas tax.

Legislative

10:05am
Sen. Carpenter. Bill allows recovery of costs incurred when owner's pet is injured.

5:04am
WAOW. NCHC, Snyder hoping to build youth crisis center.
4:46am
Beloit Daily News. Marriage equality package introduced.
4:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Licensing is barrier for Wisconsin's workers, lawmaker says.
4:36am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Dems urge GOP to rethink state prevailing wage repeal.

State Agencies

2:22pm
DOC. Jackson Correctional Institution launches program to train service dogs for persons with disabilities.
1:15pm
DHS. Wisconsin residents recognized for leadership in promoting self-direction in long-term care.
1:12pm
DCF. Joins hands in support of foster youth.
9:59am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Traveling Sauna comes to Old World Wisconsin.
9:57am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Visitor Appreciation Weekend at Madeline Island Museum. 
9:56am
WEDC. Artisans, Inc. receives loan to help employees purchase company.

4:53am
Sheboygan Press. Wisconsin gets $3 million for young people with mental health and substance abuse disorders.
4:44am
WEAU. Revamped Wisconsin.gov website rolled out.

Economy/Business

4:43am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin home sales drop 10.7% in April.

Statewide

12:58pm
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. "A Day in my Shoes" photography project to help empower women.

Courts

12:27pm
AG Schimel. Files lawsuits against Milwaukee stores selling synthetic cannabinoids.
9:22am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. John R. Dade.

2:16pm
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin sues Milwaukee stores over synthetic marijuana.
5:06am
DPW. Statement on AG Brad Schimel request to Supreme Court for a stay in redistricting lawsuit ruling.
4:51am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Attorney General asks U.S. Supreme Court to stay order to redraw state's voting districts. Stevens Point Journal.

Education

2:39pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Studies overwhelmingly show that school choice works.
10:45am
Carthage College. John R. Swallow elected 23rd President.
10:42am
UW-Madison.  Wisconsin Poverty Report: The recovery from the Great Recession lowers poverty rates in 2015. Summary.
10:40am
UW-Stout. Alumna making a splash with her own swimsuit company.

Local

10:50am
Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division. Medical staff elected to Wisconsin Psychiatric Association Executive Council.

11:18am
Beloit Daily News. City of Beloit may appeal landlord lawsuit.
4:38am
Beloit Daily News. City of Beloit is owed $1.9 million from offenders.

Congress

4:54pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. On CNN: 'We have to destroy ISIS.'
2:13pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Trump Administration 2018 budget disastrous for rural Wisconsin.
2:04pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Statement on president's budget.
1:52pm
Congressional Progressive Caucus. Rep. Mark Pocan elected co-chair.
12:26pm
Wisconsin Family Ties. Proposed federal budget cuts would hurt children's mental health in Wisconsin.
12:24pm
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Advocates of domestic violence appalled at news of President Trump's budget proposal.

2:17pm
The Hill. Progressive Caucus elects Wisconsin lawmaker as new leader.
5:04am
WKOW. Wisconsin farmers await details of President Trump's proposed cut to their subsidies.
4:42am
Wisconsin State Journal. Donald Trump budget would affect Wisconsin's poor, elderly and disabled, advocates say.
4:39am
U.S. News & World Report. Border adjustment tax faces uphill battle.
4:39am
Politico. Ryan bucks White House, setting up clash on taxes.

Politics

5:09am
RGA. Congratulates and thanks Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.

4:49am
Duluth News Tribune. Western Wisconsin lawmaker eyes gubernatorial bid.

 

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