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Thursday September 20, 2018 - Updated 3:58pm

Governor

3:27pm
Gov. Walker. Awards $7 million in broadband expansion grants.
10:04am
One Wisconsin Now. Scott Walker scheme to use state airplane to film campaign ad similar to incident in which former GOP Governor McCallum was investigated by Wisconsin Ethics Board.

1:21pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Walker gives no details on how state would ensure pre-existing coverage if Affordable Care Act is suspended.

Legislative

2:03pm
Rep. Hintz. Foxconn deception continues. 
1:16pm
Rep. Hebl. Statement on Emergency Rule 1820, regarding CWD containment.
11:35am
Sen. Miller. Weekly Democratic radio address: Governor's False Claim on Pre-existing Conditions.
4:56am
Sen. Testin. Weekly GOP Radio Address.
4:48am
Rep. Bernier Attends election security meetings.

10:06am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republican state senator signals intention to block Walker's CWD rule.

State Agencies

2:53pm
SPD. Tom Reed receives Legal Aid Society's Equal Justice Award.
2:34pm
DFI, DATCP. Watch for Wisconsin scams in Florence's wake.
1:13pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin adds statistically significant 36,300 private-sector, 22,500 manufacturing jobs over year.
11:44am
AG Schimel. Awards nearly $4 million in School Safety Grant funding; holds school safety training on standard emergency response protocol.
11:37am
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Seeks public input on election security funding plans.
11:36am
WEDC. City of Stoughton receives $500,000 state grant to support downtown redevelopment project.
9:42am
DATCP. Three new Ag Enterprise Areas to be designated Jan. 1.

4:37am
Cap Times. State's fiscal bureau affirms Wisconsin DOT did not short cities money for transportation projects.

Economy/Business

11:32am
FarWell. Recognized by Inc. 5000, Madison Magazine.

1:24pm
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Wisconsin dairy farmers, in debt and out of options, turn to GoFundMe for bailout.
4:42am
AP. No way out? U.S., China tariffs may become the 'new normal.'
4:32am
WAOW. Congressman Kind says new tariffs "piling on" rural economy.

Statewide

3:33pm
Wisconsin Counties Association. Annual conference to bring together county officials in La Crosse next week.
11:29am
Wisconsin Technology Council. NeuWave's path from starup to acquisition topic of Oct. 11 Tech Council luncheon in Appleton.
9:29am
Survival Coalition. Transportation survey shows critical needs for people with disabilities and older adults statewide. Survey. Comments.
4:47am
WPHCA. Wisconsin health centers receive over $4M in substance use disorder and mental health service awards.

Courts

5:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In Racine County, a court dispute over accesss to public records is fought in secrecy.

Education

2:35pm
Marquette University. Milwaukee Public Schools interim superintendent Posley goes "On the Issues" at Marquette Law School.
2:04pm
UW-Stout. Social Science Research Center develops Dunn County Factbook.
1:15pm
Marquette University. To sponsor three-day trauma conference, Sept. 26-28.
1:11pm
DPI Supt. Evers. State of Education.
11:38am
UW-River Falls. Annual outdoor art installation event is Oct. 3-4.

4:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawsuit claims Kenosha Unified School District failed to protect gay student from bullies.

Local

2:54pm
Milwaukee County Sups. Alexander, Logsdon, Ortiz-Velez. County Board resists review of homelessness funding.
1:14pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Cullen. County moving auction of foreclosed properties online.
1:09pm
A Better Mount Pleasant. Former Mt. Pleasant President Jerry Garski found not guilty after village files municipal court complaint.
1:08pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces $3.17 million in funding recommendations for seven affordable housing development proposals.
4:53am
Washington County Public Health. Washington County earns bronze Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation.

5:07am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. The high cost of poor roads: For Eau Claire area drivers, it's $1219 annuallly for each of us.
5:00am
Fox 11. Kewaunee Co. Board approves manure application restrictions.
4:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin urges concerted effort to reduce lake levels, Dane County to propose work group.

Congress

2:41pm
The Hill. Ford opens door to testifying next week.
4:51am
The Hill. Trump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle.
4:45am
Duluth News Tribune. Wolf supporters seek court action for recovery plan.
4:29am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. HHS can't find 1,488 migrant kids.

Politics

3:58pm
RPW. BREAKING: Senator Tammy Baldwin tries to cash in on Kavanaugh accuser.
3:58pm
RPW. BREAKING: Tony Evers didn't revoke the license of a teacher who physically abused student.
3:52pm
DPW. Vukmir: Putting powerful insurance companies first.
3:44pm
Voces de la Frontera Action. Adios Walker! - Launches historic Latinx vote effort for Wisconsin mid-terms.
3:20pm
Steil for U.S. Congress. Kenosha Professional Police Assocaition endorses.
2:51pm
Walker for Governor. VIDEO: Walker campaign unveils child care tax credit policy proposal to make child care affordable.
2:38pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Volunteers for Agriculture endorse Kim Butler for 28th Assembly District.
2:37pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Volunteers for Agriculture endorse Jesse James for 68th Assembly District.
2:36pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Volunteers for Agriculture endorse Kathy Bernier for 23rd Senate District.
2:16pm
DGA. Scotty doesn't know: Walker unable to answer on pre-existing condition protections.
2:15pm
DGA. ICYMI: "Former aides give Wisconsin Gov. Walker re-election headache."
11:33am
Vukmir for U.S. Senate. MUST READ: The terrible truth about Tammy Baldwin and the Tomah VA.
10:02am
DPW. When it comes to supporting schools, Scott Walker and Wisconsin GOP deserve an 'F.'
9:35am
Palzewicz for 5th Congress. Campaign releases new video.
9:33am
Walker for Governor. VIDEO: Walker campaign launches first TV ad contrasting Scott Walker's record with Tony Evers' plans to take us backward.
4:54am
Grothman for 6th Congress. Releases first radio ad: "Yael."

1:34pm
USA Today. Exclusive: The economy's booming, but you wouldn't know that from most GOP midterm ads.
1:22pm
U.S. News & World Report. Evers says Wisconsin priorities are 'out of whack.'
1:18pm
Fox 6. 'Filled with hatred and anger:' Gov. Walker bemoans attack ads in new spot blasting Evers.
1:17pm
WKOW. The Latest: Evers says Walker priorities 'out of whack.'
11:47am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tammy Baldwin: Middleton shooting shows need for gun restrictions 'consistent with the Second Amendment.'
11:43am
U.S. News & World Report. Baldwin urges early voting, says health care on ballot.
9:38am
The Hill. Dems seek to rebuild blue wall in Rust Belt contests.
4:51am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Scott Walker accuses Tony Evers of being 'bought and paid for' by unions.
4:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker attacks Evers over union ties as prominent Democrats join fray.

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Governor

4:30am
WJFW. Gov. Walker announces grants to assist teachers in technical training.

Budget

1:53pm
Survival Coalition. (Revised) Responds to state agency budget requests.
10:22am
WHCA/WiCAL. Thanks administration officials on agency requests.
10:20am
Wisconsin Assisted Living Association. Governor Walker administration prioritizes direct caregivers in agency budget request - assisted living profession grateful.
9:52am
Disability Service Provider Network. Commends health services agency budget request commitment to investing in the long-term care workforce.
9:49am
Leading Age Wisconsin. Applauds state's health department budget request supporting direct care workforce funding.
9:47am
Gathering Waters. Land trust community applauds request for 10-year reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Converting Wisconsin youth prison to facility for adults to cost $14.2 million.

Legislative

3:33pm
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Tribes and lawmakers meet to resolve issues.
1:13pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Statement on Middleton shooting.
9:48am
OCI Commisioner Nickel. Reminds consumers to evaluate their insurance coverage in case of disaster.
9:46am
Rep. Shankland. To hold office hours on Saturday.
9:29am
Rep. Rob Brooks. Receives 2018 Wisconsin Realtors Association's "Chairman's Citation" award.

11:19am
Fox 11. Wisconsin senator looks to kill CWD regulations.
4:37am
Janesville Gazette. State senator calls on UW-Whitewater chancellor to resign; UW System opens new investigation.

State Agencies

4:06pm
DATCP. What rescue groups and pet adopters need to know before moving pets from an out-of-state disaster to Wisconsin
5:12am
DFI. Financial literacy is key to financial preparedness.
5:11am
DNR. Weekly news.

4:49am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Wisconsin's less traveled highways meet goals for first time in years, DOT says.
4:42am
U.S. News & World Report. Book: Wisconsin quietly OK'd Lake Michigan water diversion.
4:42am
Baraboo News Republic. Baraboo leaders grill DOT boss on local roads.
4:28am
WBAY. Wisconsin confirms 16 more cases of bleeding linked to fake weed.

Economy/Business

4:29am
WTMJ. Local distilleries benefit from Trump tax code changes.
4:26am
WISC. Foxconn signs deal to jointly develop Wisconsin ginseng.
4:23am
USA Today. New China tariff list creates risk of 'downward cycle' for U.S. auto industry.

Statewide

3:36pm
Kids Forward. To honor organizations working to advance racial justice and amplify the voices of communities of color.
11:40am
Marshfield Clinic Health System. And Memorial Hospital sign definitive agreement finalizing Neillsvills Hospital affiliation.

5:06am
WAOW. Meth: A growing problem in Wisconsin.
4:21am
Governing. States and cities' battle for control of 5G reaches the FCC.

Courts

10:19am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Federal court rules Wisconsin state employee health insurance must cover for transgender workers.
9:28am
Wisconsin Civil Justice Council. Issues 2018 judicial evaluation.

4:40am
Chippewa Herald. State insurance rule on transgender care is sex discrimination, federal judge rules.
4:30am
WAOW. Teen inmate sentenced after attacking youth prison worker.

Education

1:08pm
UW-Stout. Recent graduate strives to develop better military compass.
11:39am
UW-Stout. Best-selling author to read Oct. 22 from forthcoming novel.
11:31am
UW-Madison. Next generation Large Hadron Collider relies on UW-Madison computing.
9:06am
UW-Madison. Fletcher's research sheds light on lowering drinking age.
5:14am
UW-Platteville. To celebrate distinguished and outstanding alumni.
5:13am
UW-Platteville. Students and faculty recognized by WiSys for innovation.

4:50am
Stevens Point Journal. UW-Stevens Point eyeing October for plan to cut majors, jobs.

Local

3:35pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Announces appointment of Director of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
1:10pm
Wisconsin Catholic Conference. Announcing day of priestly prayer.
11:38am
Racine Mayor Mason. Joint statement on filing vacant aldermanic seat.
5:16am
Sun Prairie BID. Announces Downtown is Open Celebration fundraiser event.

2:32pm
U.S. News & World Report. The Latest: Wisconsin workplace shooter dead, shot by police.
12:05pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Update: Four injured, no fatalities in Middleton workplace shooting.
11:46am
NBC 15. Dane County wheel tax starting in October.
4:39am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC County Board addressed on proposed moratorium for large livestock facilities.
4:24am
WXOW. Sharp increase in overdoses spur fentanyl worries.
4:18am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Mount Pleasant transfers additional land to Foxconn.

Congress

5:21am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Introduces bipartisan legislation to rename post office after Milwaukee native Vel Phillips.

4:22am
Reuters. Senate passes spending measure, step toward preventing shutdown.
4:17am
The Hill. Kavanaugh accuser says FBI should investigate before she testifies.

Politics

4:14pm
Bryce for 1st Congress. Discusses his past in campaign's latest television ad.
3:37pm
Steil for 1st Congress. All six First District county sheriff's endorse.
10:21am
One Wisconsin Now. Five things to remember when Scott Walker whines about campaign fundraising.
9:54am
RPW. ICYMI: Walker, Kleefisch promise to keep protecting those with pre-existing conditions.
9:53am
DPW. Experts agree: Walker's phony helath care plan would gut protections for Wisconsinites w/pre-existing conditions.
9:43am
Bryce for 1st Congress. ICYMI: Randy Bryce's mom calls for shameful GOP attack ad featuring Bryce's brother to be taken off the air.
9:27am
Schimel for Attorney General. Issues September letter to supporters.
5:20am
DPW. Vukmir defends opposing coverage for hearing-impaired kids.
5:20am
DPW. The company you keep: Scott Walker spent his Friday night raising money from anti-ACA activists.
5:17am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Participates in National Voter Registration Day 2018.

12:47pm
AP. Former aides give Wisconsin Gov. Walker re-election headache.
11:28am
WKOW. Report: 911 called on Assembly candidate, Sheilia Stubbs, while canvassing.
4:59am
The Hill. Poll: Democrats inch forward in Wisconsin.
4:57am
NBC News. Wisconsin Democrat Randy Bryce's brother tells voters to back the GOP in new ad.
4:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder campaigns for Evers, Mandela in Milwaukee.
4:38am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Poll makes blue wave seem more likely in Wisconsin.
4:27am
Politico. Obamacare lawsuit boosts Democrats in state AG races.
4:25am
WKOW. "We've got to be prepared," Walker says of MU poll results.
4:20am
Washington Post. Political nonprofits must now name many of their donors under federal court ruling after Supreme Court declines to intervene.