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Week in Review – August 26

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Friday August 26, 2016 - Updated 4:53pm

Governor

3:59pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Wisconsin banks applaud Gov. Walker's $4.5 million allocation to Milwaukee.
3:51pm
Gov. Walker. Announces expanded access to Naloxone.
3:11pm
Rep. Goyke. State investment in Sherman Park and Milwaukee a first step in right direction - calls for sustained commitment.
12:40pm
Gov. Walker. Revised: Announces $4.5 million plan to build workforce and rebuild neighborhoods in Milwaukee.
12:36pm
Citizen Action of WI. Walker economic plan for Milwaukee offers nothing up to scale of the problem.

4:36am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker to send $4.5 million more to Milwaukee.
4:31am
Cap Times. Scott Walker says performance-based funding is working at tech schools, but is it too soon to tell?

Budget

5:40am
WIZM. Tollways could be way to fund road projects in Wisconsin.
5:39am
Chippewa Herald. Terry Moulton: State Transportation Fund seeing lower revenues from taxes, fees.

Legislative

1:53pm
Reps. Bowen, Goyke. Call on the United States Department of Justice to take over the investigation into the shooting of Sylville Smith. Letter.
1:03pm
Rep. Subeck. On Women's Equality Day, Representative Lisa Subeck calls for end to Republican attacks.
12:38pm
Sen. Bewley. Republican's plan: Tax breaks for millionaires and tax increases for local property owners.
11:36am
Rep. Sargent. Celebrates Women's Equality Day.
9:23am
Sen. Carpenter. Ethics Commisioners should be banned from making campaign contributions.

State Agencies

2:44pm
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. Governor Walker, DHS, and PSW debut statewide standing order for Naloxone.
2:35pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Standing order for Naloxone has potential to save countless lives.
12:36pm
DNR. Public hearings and meetings update.
9:23am
DATCP. Safe school lunches are cool, literally.
4:49am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

3:26pm
WKOW. Gov. Walker allows pharmacists to dispense heroin ovedose drug without a prescription.

Economy/Business

4:24am
Fox 11. Manitowoc Company begins issuing formal layoff notices.

Statewide

8:18am
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin. Celebrates Women's Equality Day.

5:16am
Bloomberg. When unemployment falls, thousands of Americans die.
4:21am
Duluth News Tribune. After criticism over prices, Mylan offers discounts on EpiPen.

Courts

4:41pm
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Ruthelle Frank v. Scott Walker/One Wisconsin Institute v. Mark Thomsen - order on petitions for initial hearing en banc.

Education

2:45pm
UW-River Falls. Corpse flower to bloom for the third time.
2:16pm
Freedom From Religion Foundation. Gets Wisconsin religious entity to pay full school fees.
2:08pm
UW-Madison. JVN Day celebrates life of John 'Vietnam' Nguyen.
12:35pm
Marquette University. Marquette and Archdiocese to honor Mother Teresa with Mass; MU hosting archives exhibit for canonization into sainthood.
11:03am
UW-Madison. A visual nudge can disrupt recall of what things look like.
8:21am
UW-River Falls. Brazilian Carnival at UW-River Falls to kick off the Year of Brazil.

1:12pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW-Whitewater dorm back on track.
5:14am
New York Times. How cuts to public universities have driven students out of state.
4:34am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Wisconsin community colleges rank 8th in nation.
4:32am
WKOW. UW System considering per-credit tuition program.
4:28am
Wisconsin Watchdog. Evers accuses school districts of poaching teachers.
4:26am
WISN. UWM 'Just Words' campaign sparks criticism of censorship.
4:25am
WKOW. UW researcher finds male teachers earn more than their female colleagues since Act 10.
4:22am
La Crosse Tribune. Rural districts adapt to increased competition for teachers.

Local

4:53pm
City of Sun Prairie. Local officials help celebrate groundbreaking for new facility for Riddell Sports and Kollege Town Sports.
4:48pm
Riddell. Celebrates groundbreaking on Kollege Town Sports facility in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
3:10pm
Preserve Our Parks. Expresses concern regarding recently released park survey.
3:08pm
MCTS. Last buses pull out of Downtown Transit Center this weekend.
2:50pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Milwaukee County to move forward on $2.3 million investment at Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club in Sherman Park.
12:56pm
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. City cop proposal price tag: $31.7 million per year.
4:49am
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. We WANT you to Pika-choose Milwaukee County Parks.

4:29am
MLive. Great Lakes mayors plan legal challenge to Waukesha water approval.
4:27am
WAOW. Wausau wheel tax proposal finalized.
4:27am
WTMJ. West Allis struggles to fill police officer vacancies.

Congress

12:34pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Announces winners of the 2016 National Park Service Centennial photo contest.
8:24am
U.S. Rep. Kind. Applauds USDA decision to purchase $20 million in cheese for federal nutrition programs.

5:20am
Reuters. Obama's TPP deal won't get Senate vote this year: McConnell.

Politics

2:20pm
Wright for 51st Assembly. Statement on Women's Equality Day.
12:37pm
Assembly Democrats. Women's Equality Day? Not in Rep. Bernier's Wisconsin.
11:37am
Johnson for U.S. Senate. Ron Johnson's daughter rebuts Senator Feingold's lies on Women's Equality Day.
11:35am
White for 68th Assembly. Statement on Women's Equality Day.
10:47am
One Wisconsin Now. What is it with Republicans support of for-profit college scams?
8:22am
Shrader for 50th Assembly. Feingold and Baldwin endorse.
8:20am
Odeen for 10th Senate. Statement on Women's Equality Day.
4:53am
Ferriter for 42nd Assembly. Earns endorsement by environmental groups.
4:52am
Brooks for 50th Assembly. Receives Wisconsin Farm Bureau endorsement.
4:50am
Lloyd for 6th Congress. Endorsed by Our Revolution.

5:41am
Politico. Obamacare sticker shock hits key Senate races.
4:47am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Baker challenges Rohrkaste for Assembly.
4:37am
Wisconsin Law Journal. Milwaukee plans to begin early voting Oct. 10.
4:35am
Beloit Daily News. Feingold comes through Beloit.
4:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Clinton campaign talks about boosting small businesses in Wisconsin.
4:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Trump campaign jabs Feingold on Clinton Foundation.
4:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Feingold, Johnson spar on paycheck fairness.
4:23am
Cap Times. Lena Taylor defends Clinton video linking Trump to Ku Klux Klan.

Thursday August 25, 2016

Governor

4:45pm
Gov. Walker. Celebrates state fish, casts a line at 40th annual World Musky Hunt.
10:31am
Gov. Walker. And Direct Supply officials announce company's commitment to expand its global headquarters in Milwaukee.
10:25am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address: Wisconsin is working.

1:38pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker, Barrett visiting Milwaukee's north side to discuss economic development after fatal shooting.
1:26pm
Fox 6. Tax credit awarded for Direct Supply expansion in Milwaukee.
10:42am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Scott Walker aware of slowdown in DNR reorganization plan.
4:31am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Walker: Wheel tax a local decision.

Budget

4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawmaker looks to public to solve transportation budget gridlock.

Legislative

4:14pm
Rep. Pope. Sen. Vukmir's homework fails to meet expectations.
3:18pm
Sen. Taylor. Direct Supply to create 800 jobs in Milwaukee.
1:42pm
Rep. Kessler. Independence needed in officer-involved shootings.
10:32am
Sen. Risser. Statement on federal court action on early voting.
10:30am
Sen. Bewley. Weekely Democratic Radio Address: "Explore our National Parks"
10:29am
Rep. Spreitzer. Column: DVDs cannot replace teachers.
4:57am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Finding help for flooded families and farms.
4:56am
Sen. Olsen. Letter to Joint Audit co-chairs requesting audit of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.

5:37am
Fox 6. "Status quo cannot continue:" Lawmaker suggests more officers from low-income neighborhoods.

State Agencies

11:51am
DATCP. National Dog Day: 5 things you should know before buying your next best friend.

1:28pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Wisconsin's ethics panel flunks test.
1:26pm
WISC. Mailing may target 1 million unregistered Wisconsin voters.
4:52am
WEAU. A.G. Schimel reports drug abuse #1 issue impacting WI counties.

Economy/Business

12:59pm
Rep. Barca. Renews call for summit on jobs; we need to reverse our dead last ranking in start-ups.
12:59pm
Rep. Wachs. Walker's Wisconsin once again at the bottom of another important list.

9:12am
Cap Times. Wisconsin once again gets low grade for startup activity.
9:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin innovation: last again.

Environment/Outdoors

6:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wolf attacks on cattle and hunting dogs rise.

Statewide

3:12pm
Wells Fargo & NGLCC. Award $7,500 to Wisconsin LGBT Chmaber of Commerce.
3:10pm
NGLCC. Honors Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce with National Chamber Excellence in Communication award.
11:26am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Wisconsin's cities and villages weathered recession, but challenges remain.

1:35pm
La Crosse Tribune. With less state aid, municipalities scaling back road repairs, but not police and fire services.
4:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MHS Health to drop ACA plans in state.
4:27am
WTMJ. Wisconsin Green Beret killed in Afghanistan.
4:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. USDA buys 11 million pounds of cheese to reduce market surplus.

Education

3:11pm
Recognized by United Nations.
11:30am
UW-Madison. Farm-to-home delivery service wins innovation award.
11:29am
UW-River Falls. New student enrollment at UW-River Falls highest in five years.
11:24am
UW-River Falls. Just Local event at UW-River Falls highlights volunteer opportunites, local businesses, food samples, and more.
11:22am
UW-River Falls. 'Unbroken Traditions & Intuitive Teachings: The Life-Long Mentorship of Randy Johnston' art exhibition set at UW-River Falls.
10:45am
UW-River Falls. 52nd Annual Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo set for Sept. 9-10.
10:29am
UW-Madison. Symmetry crucial for building key biomaterial collagen in the lab.

4:41am
Beloit Daily News.  Board approves moving expenses: Officials say incentive not race-based.
4:36am
Oshkosh Northwestern. ACT scores suggest lack of college readiness.

Local

3:19pm
Milwaukee County Clerk Czarnezki. Announces voter registration sites.
11:25am
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Village of Menomonee Falls will transition 911 dispatch to Waukesha County Communications.
10:28am
MCTS. Vamanos! (Let's go!) Ride to Mexican Fiesta with MCTS.
10:27am
WAWM Chamber of Commerce. Forks and Corks: Food and Wine Tasting Event.

4:53am
WQOW. Law enforcement see meth arrests surpass OWI charges for jail time in Eau Claire.
4:51am
WBAY. Kewaunee County leaders call for tax hike without nuclear plant.
4:51am
WISC. Madison Fire Department over budget for cost hikes in Epinephrine, Naloxone.
4:39am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Expansion means more fuel flowing from Waupun.
4:28am
WISN. Parks director: 'Pokemon Go' needs a permit for park play.

Congress

4:13pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Celebrates National Park Service Centennial at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

4:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Johnson sees progress at Milwaukee VA. Wisconsin Watchdog.
4:25am
Northlands News Center. Wisconsin officials meet with Senator Baldwin about damage.

Politics

4:43pm
Wisconsin Family Action PAC. State pro-family PAC releases another round of endorsements.
4:12pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Latest $22 million in WEDC funds goes to big Walker donor.
3:16pm
Sierra Club. Announces endorsed candidates.
3:15pm
Van Stippen for 12th Senate. Veterans nursing home budget raids: More of Senator Tiffany's mismanagement.
1:30pm
Johnson for U.S. Senate. ICYMI: National Review: "The Joseph Project: In Wisconsin, a Path Out of Poverty.
10:45am
RPW. Milwaukee area manufacturer supports Ron Johnson.
10:24am
Assembly Democrats. Todd Novak: Follower of Donald J. Trump?
9:38am
Van Stippen for 12th Senate. Completes listening session in Rhinelander.
9:37am
Taylor for 76th Assembly. Community lines up behind Rep. Taylor.
4:54am
Johnson for U.S. Senate. ICYMI: Senator Feingold compared his taxpayer-funded career to Wisconsinites who actually create jobs.

1:36pm
Chippewa Herald. Trump, Clinton and 5 others may be on Wisconsin ballot.
4:37am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Poll: Gallagher has early lead over Nelson.
4:33am
Politico. Clinton, Ryan team up on anti-poverty plan.
4:32am
Janesville Gazette. Feingold says Clinton should consider ending Clinton Foundation if she is elected.
4:31am
WUWM. Johnson, Feingold propose solutions to violence near Sherman Park.
4:27am
Business Insider. Here's how early voting could impact the 2016 election - and even determine who wins.