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Thursday August 22, 2019 - Updated 4:42pm

Governor

12:34pm
Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network. Applauds Governor Evers' Executive Order establishing a Task Force on Reducing Prescription Drug Prices. 
11:08am
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Appointed by Governor Tony Evers to the Wisconsin Women's Council.

11:27am
NBC 15. Gov. Evers calls GOP concerns over gun bills 'BS'.
4:27am
WXOW. Gov. Evers and Sen. Baldwin tour organic farm, examine successful model.
4:24am
WBAY. Gov. Evers creates task force to bring down prescription drug prices.

Budget

3:21pm
LFB. Comparative Summary of Provisions 2019-21 Wisconsin State Budget.

Legislative

4:40pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. Column: The hypocrisy of gun control.
4:29pm
Rep. Katsma. Assembly Republicans announce "REvest" retirement proposal.
3:55pm
Rep. Plumer. Announces "REvest" to make retirement saving easier.
3:52pm
Rep. Duchow. Introduces "REvest" to make retirement saving easier.
2:55pm
Sen. Cowles. Two Creeks project helps to shift narrative on solar energy.
2:54pm
Rep. Emerson. Unveils proposal aimed at restoring shared governance to UW-System.
1:35pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Legislators introduce bill to restore shared governance.
1:34pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: Taxpayers bear the costs of unaccountable choice programs.
12:39pm
Rep. Myers. To host town hall.
12:09pm
Sen. Johnson. Weekly Democratic Radio Address: The time for action on gun violence is now.
4:37am
Rep. Felzkowski, Pew Trusts. Dozens of bipartisan groups, experts urge passage of critical health legislation in moving Wisconsin Senate Health Committee testimony.

4:29am
Barron News-Shield. Bill would establish mental health detention beds at Eau Claire.
4:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee alderman calls for gun law reform after car was shot.
4:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate panel backs Tony Evers' pick to lead state health agency despite concerns from anti-abortion groups.
4:21am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Using dental therapists in Wisconsin draws broad support, but Wisconsin Dental Association opposed. WKOW.

State Agencies

4:41pm
DATCP. 'Something Special' companies live up to the name at State Fair Eats & Treats competition. 
3:05pm
AG Kaul. Joins 51 attorneys general and 12 companies in fight against illegal robocalls.
9:44am
DOJ. Polk County man sentenced to 5 years in prison, 5 years of extended supervision for methamphetamine possession with intent to deliver.
9:43am
Wisconsin Lottery. Power Play turns prize into six-digit win.
9:21am
ETF. State health insurance premiums to increase; First increase in three years.

4:26am
Wisconsin Public Radio. WEDC offers no-interest loans to businesses affected by July storms.
4:23am
Wisconsin State Journal. A decade after state stepped up seat belt enforcement, 90% of drivers buckle up.
4:19am
WUWM. Transporting Lake Michigan water to Waukesha will have little impact on waterways, officials say.
4:18am
WISN. DNR seeks input on plan to divert Lake Michigan water to Waukesha.
4:16am
WAOW. DNR board to consider rule closing grouse season early.

Economy/Business

11:10am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Visit UWM's Lubar Entrepreneurship Center at Sept. 12 event in Milwaukee.
11:07am
FarWell. Maintains rapid growth, lands third consecutive Inc. 5000 award.
9:42am
Alliant Energy. Executive recongized by Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee.

11:13am
CNBC. Manufacturing sector contracts for the first time in nearly a decade.
9:19am
Reuters. Graphic: Factory woes grip swing states that flipped for Trump in 2016.
4:31am
USA Today. U.S. has half a million fewer jobs than believed after big government revision.
4:30am
Washington Post. With deficit rising, worries grow the U.S. may be out of tools if recession hits.
4:27am
Yahoo Finance. 'The bleeding hasn't stopped yet' for U.S. dairy farmers.
4:14am
WISC. 'It would have been a huge impact': Village happy Cambria plant is being sold rather than closing.

Statewide

11:40am
Customers First! Coalition. Energy 2050 Power Lunch scheduled for August 27 in Madison.
9:49am
Wisconsin Women in Government. Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors and leadership team.

4:40am
WEAU. MoviePass reports data breach, customers' credit card numbers possibly exposed.
4:12am
WQOW. Social media campaign pushes to address farmer mental health.
4:11am
Politico. Federal scientists warned of coming opioid crisis in 2006.

Education

4:42pm
Marquette University. MLB commissioner emeritus Selig will go 'On the Issues' Aug. 29.
3:54pm
Joseph P. Mettner Foundation. Awards 2019 scholarship to Hannah Stewart.
11:05am
DPI. Grants awarded to prevent student alcohol and drug use.
11:05am
UW-Milwaukee. Move-in week starts Tuesday, Aug. 27.
9:55am
MPS. Seeks feedback from community survey and public listening sessions.

4:20am
CBS 58. Proposal on banning Native American mascots in Wisconsin schools gains traction in Milwaukee area.
4:10am
WSAW. Local teacher denied student loan forgiveness 4 times despite meeting requirements.

Local

11:41am
Racine Mayor Mason. City of Racine passes ordinance banning the sale, application, and use of coal tar sealant products.
4:44am
Milwaukee Ald. Perez. The next generation: Youth DJ tutorial event a rousing success.
4:39am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement regarding Edgewood lawsuit.

9:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Maintenance issues leave Milwaukee Public Museum in danger of losing accreditation. 
9:24am
Racine Journal Times. Racine describes 'bleak' finances ahead of 2020 budget talks.
4:09am
WXOW. Wisconsin farmers discuss funding increase for river infrastructure. 

Congress

9:53am
U.S. Rep. Steil. On deficit forecast: "We must address federal spending now."

4:32am
WKBT. Sen. Tammy Baldwin supports funding for Mississippi River locks and dams.
4:17am
WISN. Johnson: 'I don't see the dynamic having changed much' on gun legislation.
4:11am
AP. Trump moves to end limits on detention of migrant children.

Wednesday August 21, 2019

Governor

3:37pm
Gov. Evers. Signs Executive Order #39 relating to creating a task force on reducing prescription drug prices. 

4:37am
La Crosse Tribune. Gov. Evers, Senators Shilling and Baldwin speak on Medicaid at Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center. WKBT.
4:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers pushes for energy goal, speaks against trade disputes.

Legislative

1:29pm
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Testimony on SB-89.
1:18pm
Sen. Jacque. Votes no on Secretary-designee Palm.
11:39am
Rep. Tittl Assembly Republican representatives call for veto override on mental health care initiatives.
11:38am
Badger Institute. Dental therapy testimony.
10:45am
Sen. Smith. Column: Politics behind gun inaction.
9:57am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Testimony supporting the passage of SB-89.
9:55am
Rep. Dittrich. Speaker's Task Force on Adoption envisions solutions.
5:06am
Badger Institute. Dental therapy would provide access to the many Wisconsinites who lack dental care.
5:04am
Sens. Testin, Taylor; Reps. Kurtz, Considine. Growing Opportunities Act passes Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously.

3:43pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin hemp bill changed to appease law enforcement.
3:34pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers' pick to lead health agency wins committee approval.
1:25pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Legislation looks to improve dental care where it's scarce.
4:40am
RiverTowns. Western Wisconsin's emergency detention issue prompts new legislation, veto override possibility. 
4:31am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin Republicans introduce bills to combat elder abuse. 
4:30am
U.S. News & World Report. Bipartisan push for dental therapists in Wisconsin has foes.
4:21am
Portage Daily Register. Bill would reimburse groups for CWD testing stations, carcass dumpsters.

State Agencies

1:30pm
DVA. Sec.-designee Kolar elected as District Vice President of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affaris. 
1:16pm
DWD. July local employment and unemployment data released.
11:36am
WEDC. City of Ashland receives $155,400 state grant to assist in renovation of community child care center.
9:55am
DOJ. Sawyer County man receives maximum sentence for threatening local criminal justice officials and family.
9:50am
WEDC. No interest microloans authorized to assist businesses damaged in July 18 storms and aftermath.
4:42am
PSC. Votes to approve Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line project.

4:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Public Service Commission approves Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
4:26am
Fox 6. WisDOT to receive $25.7M to upgrade train cars on Amtrak's Hiawatha line.

Economy/Business

4:16am
PR Newswire. Del Monte Pacific Limited announces plans to restructure supply chain of U.S. subsidiary Del Monte Foods.

4:29am
Politico. Trump team braces GOP donors for a potential 'moderate and short' recession.
4:28am
AP. Trump acknowledges China policies may mean U.S. economic pain.
4:26am
WSAW. Timber industry takes hit after summer storms.
4:24am
Reuters. Marquis Energy to cut ethanol production rates at Wisconsin plant: CEO.
4:23am
Bloomberg. Trump seeks to allay farm-state uproar in Oval Office meeting.
4:22am
The Hill. Trump says White House looking at payroll tax cut.

Environment/Outdoors

4:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Great Lakes water levels expected to remain high.

Statewide

9:52am
We Are Many - United Against Hate. McCabe chosen as director.
5:12am
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Wisconsin Community Health Centers receive $850K in Quality Improvement Awards.

4:38am
NBC 15. FEMA urging Wisconsin residents to invest in flood insurance after 2018 floods.
4:37am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wisconsin's bail system 'burns the poor,' opponents say, as they call for reform.

Courts

1:44pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Vos v. Kaul - order.
8:20am
District II Court of Appeals. State v. Daniel A. Griffin.

Education

1:19pm
UW-Madison. Health records pin broad set of health risks on genetic premutation.
10:43am
UW-Stout. Golf management alum enjoying work as head club pro.

4:49am
Wausau Daily Herald. Native American mascots: Appleton among growing number of school boards to support ban of 'offensive' imagery.
4:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. More money will target mental health intervention in Wisconsin schools.

Local

1:20pm
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. Gunfire too common and too close for comfort - time for action on firearms.
11:41am
Lofti Legal. U.S. immigration policy causes Michael's Frozen Custard to close location.
5:13am
City of Madison. City Engineering launches podcast, new way to connect with residents.

4:25am
WDIO. Superior passes conversion therapy ban.
4:20am
WJFW. High PFAS levels lead Oneida County to slap 'do not drink' recommendation on public spring.
4:19am
WAOW. New ordinance aiming to protect the community from sex offenders.
4:18am
WEAU. Hemp farming meeting held in Chippewa County.

Congress

1:47pm
Reuters. Trump says he is seriously looking at ending birthright citizenship.
11:43am
AP. Report shows deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year.
4:32am
Appleton Post Crescent. U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman discusses immigration, bill to restrict welfare for immigrants.

Politics

5:14am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. What college students in Wisconsin can do NOW to be ready to vote in 2020.

1:26pm
Cap Times. Mark Pocan unsure how active he'll be in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District race.