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Week in Review – April 21

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Week in Review – April 14

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Tuesday April 25, 2017 - Updated 4:47pm

Governor

1:19pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Applauds WHEDA efforts to combat dairy crisis.
12:47pm
Gov. Walker. Announces changes to guarantee loan program for Wisconsin dairy farmers and milk processors.
11:08am
Gov. Walker. Readout of Governor Walker's calls with President Trump.
8:56am
Gov. Walker. 21 Wisconsin school districts awarded Fab Lab grants.

11:41am
Beloit Daily News. Trump, Walker discuss Wisconsin dairy dispute.

Budget

2:14pm
Transportation Development Association. Economic Forum: Will Wisconsin follow Indiana's lead, or be left behind?
2:08pm
DRIVE Coalition. Recommends "commen sense reforms" for Wisconsin's roads & bridges. Guiding Principles.

4:53am
Cap Times. Scott Walker: No funding boost for schools that don't follow Act 10 health costs requirement.
4:44am
Cap Times. Scott Walker: 'More than enough revenue' to fund transportation without gas tax, fee hikes.

Legislative

4:18pm
Rep. Ballweg. Career and Technical Education Incentive Grant Bill receives public hearing.
3:26pm
Rep. Swearingen. Touts Fab Lab Day in 34th Assembly District.
3:24pm
Beloit Area Community Health Center. Presents Friend of Communithy Health Centers Award to Rep. Loudenbeck.
2:18pm
Xcel Energy. Xcel Energy sells natural area to state. 
2:02pm
Rep. Petryk. Xcel Tyrone property purchase now a reality.
10:07am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Repealing Wisconsin's prevailing wage laws will take money out of people's pockets.
8:42am
WMC. Releases Two-Minute Drill episode opposing "Dark Store" legislation.

10:43am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP bill would extend deadlines for fixing excessive pollution.
4:55am
Daily Cardinal. As advocates fight permitless firearm bill, Walker signs separate concealed carry legislation.
4:51am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Budget committee scraps internet privacy plan.
4:46am
La Crosse Tribune. Prevailing wage repeal: Hurting blue-collar wages or saving tax dollars?
4:45am
Beloit Daily New. Committee approves bills to fight homelessness in Wisconsin.
4:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. This time lawmakers tell DNR they'll buy recreation land, but only if price comes down.
4:43am
Daily Reporter. Tradesmen, vets weigh in on elimination of prevailing-wage laws.
4:42am
Sheboygan Press. Lawmakers look to help homeless, boost broadband.
4:40am
Fox 11. Woodchuck hunting bill proposal.
4:39am
Fox 6. Critics blast Wisconsin lawmakers for raising their own per diems while considering end to prevailing wage requirements.

State Agencies

3:34pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. State Attorney General Brad Schimel awarded Presidential Citation.
2:03pm
DHS. Honors health care providers with first ever "Big Shot Awards."
11:24am
DATCP. Yard sales: Dangerous items are no bargain at any price.
10:40am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Old World Wisconsin to open weekends in may to start the 2017 season.
10:37am
Wisconsin Historical Society. Black Point Estate & Gardens to open May 6 for the 2017 season.
10:02am
DATCP. Gypsy moth aerial spraying to begin in May.
9:09am
OCI. It's Money Smart Week Wisconsin.

12:53pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin DOJ: James O'Keefe's Project Veritas tape did not show election law violations.

Economy/Business

8:44am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Family Dairies USA implements temporary base program: WFU responds.

4:59am
WXOW. La Crescent dairy farm faces uncertain future.
4:58am
WKOW. Deadline for Wisconsin farmers looming, may be forced to dump milk.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin's first-quarter home sales highest in at least 12 years.
4:56am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Wisconsin home sales rise in face of low inventory.
4:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Insurance providers worry about future of ACA cost-sharing payments.

Statewide

4:47pm
DPW. Statement on 5th anniversary of $1 trillion student loan debt.
3:32pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Susan Turney, MD, awarded highest honor.
2:16pm
Wisconsin Women in Government. Announces 2017 Legacy and Rising Star Award recipients.
11:27am
Marshfield Clinic. Now in-network with Cigna throughout Wisconsin.

8:53am
Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association. Denise Thomas appointed as new chairman.

Courts

10:41am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Seeks volunteers to serve on committees and boards.
9:43am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Files amicus with U.S. Supreme Court in Wisconsin legislative redistricting case.

10:27am
AP. Dozen states, RNC file in Wisconsin redistricting case.
4:51am
U.S. News & World Report. GOP Legislature calls redistricting ruling dangerous.

Education

12:00pm
Herb Kohl Education Foundation. Herb Kohl to honor area students and educators on April 30.
11:59am
Herb Kohl Education Foundation. Herb Kohl to honor area students and educators on April 29.
11:28am
Marquette University. Sheldon and Marianne Lubar give $5.5 million gift to fund Marquette Law School public policy initiative.
9:46am
UW-Madison. Oberhauser named director of Arboretum.
8:41am
Cap Times. Students seek transparency, influence in UW investments, business dealings.

4:48am
Daily Cardinal. Top-recruited professor rejects UW offer due to state's political climate, policies.
4:41am
WKOW. Digging deeper into Wisconsin's teacher shortage: The test holding some back.

Local

11:26am
Lodge Kohler. Steps from Lambeau Field, a new hotel experience for fans visiting Green Bay on Game Day and during Training Camp.
5:01am
Milwaukee Ald. Perez. Remembering Frank Gonzalez.

4:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee sheriff hails DOJ funding threat.

Congress

3:20pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Announces town hall meeting in Neenah.
12:51pm
WISPIRG. WI members of Congress move to dismantle Dodd-Frank, predatory lending protections.
10:29am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Calls on USDA Secretary Perdue and Trump administration to create a plan for helping Wisconsin dairy farmers.
10:03am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Launches new official website.

1:18pm
Superior Telegram. County fights federal cuts.
10:38am
The Hill. Trump to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber.
4:52am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Johnson, Baldwin vote to confirm Perdue as USDA secretary.
4:42am
WAOW. Baldwin encourages Perdue to visit Wisconsin dairy farmers.
4:40am
WQOW. Trump threatens tariff on Canadian lumber.

Politics

12:13pm
DPW. Shot/Chaser: President Trump agrees with Sen. Baldwin on another major policy issue.

Monday April 24, 2017

Governor

12:03pm
Rep. Rob Brooks. Multi-jurisdictional health department bill signed into law.
10:46am
Gov. Walker. Signs two bills into law.

11:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker approves five-year concealed carry permits.
4:51am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Walker welcomes help from feds on Canadian dairy dispute.

Budget

4:03pm
Racine Journal Times. RAMAC: 'Finish the job' on I-94 reconstruction.
1:01pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker backs using general fund taxes for roads.
12:39pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker open to shifting more money to solve road woes.
12:38pm
WKOW. Walker says he has no interest in transportation fee increase, but won't promise veto.
11:15am
U.S. News & World Report. Walker says he has 'no interest' in higher vehicle fees.
10:51am
Daily Cardinal. Fate of 5 percent cut in doubt.
4:59am
Cap Times. Budget committee will likely back Scott Walker's K-12 aid increase, co-chairs say.
4:55am
Eagle Herald. Joint Committee on Finance holds hearing in Marinette.
4:53am
Cap Times. Joint Finance co-chair: Lawmakers should be open to ending UW System tuition freeze.

Legislative

5:04pm
Rep. Ballweg. National Prescription Drug Take Back day.
3:42pm
Sen. Marklein. Takes a stand and votes "No" on Stewardship purchase. 
3:37pm
AFP-Wisconsin. Encourages legislature to pass prevailing wage reform. 
2:18pm
Rep. Steineke. Manitowoc teenager serving homeless community to be recognized as WI Assembly 'Hometown Hero.'
2:17pm
Rep. Steineke. Milwaukee teen fighting poverty and gun violence to be recognized as WI Assembly "Hometown Hero."
1:24pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Announces location change for Neenah budget listening session.
1:06pm
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. ICYMI: Violent crime survivor Christina Traub "I was not the first victim of a crime, and I will not be the last."
12:33pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Turkey donation law to begin in Jefferson County.
12:31pm
Milwaukee Building Trades Council. Contruction workers to Republicans: "Cut your own wages."
10:50am
Concerned Veterans for America. Urges WI Legislature to fast track prevailing wage repeal.
9:57am
Rep. Summerfield. Releases Spring Survey.
5:23am
ETF. Proposal to increase WRS minimum retirement age, change benefit formula.
5:20am
Rep. Shankland. Introduces bills in celebration of Earth Day.

1:00pm
Janesville Gazette. Proposal would allow homemade baked goods sales in Wisconsin.
12:34pm
McClatchy DC. Wisconsin Democrats announce new gun safety coalition.
11:31am
Beloit Daily News. Bill would eliminate last of Wisconsin's prevailing wage.
4:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Proposal to institute work requirements for housing vouchers advances.
4:49am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: Pass bills for homeless, then do more.

State Agencies

4:15pm
DATCP. Coments open on Nimitz use on carrots.
12:24pm
Clean Wisconsin. State gives green light to billion-gallon groundwater giveaway.
11:07am
PSC. April is National Safe Digging Month.

9:16am
Appleton Post-Crescent. New exhibit on display at Wisconsin Veterans Museum.
5:43am
Wisconsin State Journal. State OKs pumping of 1 billion gallons from vulnerable aquifers.

Economy/Business

9:58am
WRA. Record first quarter for Wisconsin home sales.

12:56pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin 15th in manufacturing job growth, 38th overall.
10:02am
Cap Times. 'Delicate' dairy dispute with Candad threatens Wisconsin farmers.
5:42am
WEAU. Wisconsin continues to lose farmland.
5:02am
Wisconsin State Journal. Sand, golf and hopes for an economic boom in Central Wisconsin.
5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Company won't replace only fuel pipeline to Green Bay.

Statewide

5:03pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Madison psychiatrist chosen as president-elect.
5:02pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Noel Deep, MD, inaugurated president.
1:12pm
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families. Medicaid supports Wisconsin's schools and children.
10:48am
Wisconsin Coalition for Gun Safety. Announcing formation of statewide advocacy group.
5:21am
DPW. Celebrates 46th anniversary of Earth Day.

Courts

5:50am
The Hill. Trump eyeing second Supreme Court seat.
5:18am
Racine Journal Times. Ho-Chunk: Casino lawsuit is damaging inter-tribal relations.
5:10am
U.S. News. & World Report. Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight.

Education

3:35pm
UW Rock County. Spring 2017 Rock Stars Undergraduate Research Symposium scheduled. 
3:21pm
DPI. Wisconsin has 15 Presidential scholar semifinalists. 
2:25pm
UW-Madison. Advances breathe new life into Madison infection-detection company.
11:16am
UW-Platteville. Students showcase work in an evening of one-act plays.

4:49am
La Crosse Tribune. Errors make federal education data hard to use.

Local

3:31pm
Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force. Statement on inquest into death of Terrill Thomas at Milwaukee County jail. 
12:00pm
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. What in the world is going on?
11:40am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County reaches agreement to permanently protect 130 acres along Yahara River, aid county led work to clean lakes.
11:17am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Issues statement on county's 'safe place' designation.
5:19am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Operation Drive Sober results in 12 arrests.

5:06am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee's March for Science fills downtown streets. Badger Herald.
5:04am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin Center District to study feasibility of larger convention center.

Congress

1:26pm
One Wisconsin Now. Brad Schimel sides with Trump University over student loan borrowers.
12:37pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces support for Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue, pushes Trump administration to act on restrictive Canadian trade barriers.
5:22am
Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. Chairman Johnson joins DHS Sec. Kelly and AG Sessions at the border in San Diego.

10:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Duffy joins Trump supporters at northwestern Wisconsin rally.
5:08am
CBS News. Paul Ryan: Avoiding shutdown is GOP priority, not health care vote.
5:07am
The Hill. Ryan: Russian meddling probes can help U.S. allies.
4:56am
Sauk Prairie Eagle. Sauk students learn government from authoritative source Johnson.
4:56am
CBS News. "Enough is enough": Sessions slams sanctuary cities during border trip.
4:54am
Beloit Daily News. House representatives gather at Blackhawk.
4:53am
Racine Journal Times. Sen. Baldwin praises tiny house village for homeless veterans.

Politics

3:27pm
DPW. Wisconsin Republicans limp through congressional recess. 
2:19pm
DPW. Nebraska & Wisconsin Dems slam Gov. Scott Walker's visit to Omaha.
11:24am
DPW. ICYMI: National energy palpable among Wisconsin progressives, ready to win in 2018.
5:34am
RPW. ICYMI: Republican Party of Wisconsin accuses Democrat Andy Gronik of campaign violation.

10:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Vinehout still mulling 2018 run for governor. 
5:00am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Wisconsin Democrats see new energy, challenges.
4:58am
WKOW. Top Democrats aren't stepping forward to challenge Gov. Walker in 2018.
4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Trump's 'Buy America' stance aligns him with top GOP target Tammy Baldwin.
4:52am
Wisconsin State Journal. Late absentee ballots more than doubled after deadline moved up.
4:50am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Pocan nixes running for governor.

 

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