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Friday May 22, 2015 - Updated 4:43pm

Governor

4:43pm
Gov. Walker. Announces several appointments.

Budget

3:35pm
Rep. Bernier. Joint Finance Committee saves SeniorCare and approves religious waiver to uniform dwelling code.
2:28pm
Rep. Heaton. Highlights economic development in state budget.
2:20pm
Rep. Heaton. Calls for pediatric dental program expansion.
1:45pm
UW-Stout. Chancellor announces cuts to help university meet budget challenge.
1:34pm
Rep. Hesselbein. Student and for-profit colleges win in Joint Finance action to keep Educational Approval Board.
1:31pm
Rep. Hintz. $360 million elephant in the room: Medicaid expansion gets a 'no' vote from JFC Republicans.
12:19pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Journal: SeniorCare saved, but work to create a better budget must continue.
11:44am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Column: Wisconsin's biennial budget process.
11:36am
Rep. Hintz. Walker's flagship agency sinking under his command.
11:31am
DSAW, Madison Area Down Syndrome Society, Wisconsin Upside Down. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren regarding long-term care.
11:30am
CPSD. Letter to Joint Finance regarding long-term care.
11:01am
WAFCA. Joint Finance Committee supports sound financial policies for child and family serving agencies.
10:21am
People First Wisconsin. Hopes for the right to vote on Family Care and IRIS.
10:20am
AARP. Thanks Joint Finance Committee for seeing value of popular SeniorCare program.
10:15am
Rep. Kitchens. Applauds Finance Committee's decision to save SeniorCare.
10:14am
Rep. Heaton. Commends JFC vote preserving SeniorCare.
10:07am
Rep. Wachs. Statement on SeniorCare announcement.
5:59am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Republicans make $360 million mistake.
5:58am
Sen. Marklein. JFC reinvests economic development funds in southwest Wisconsin and formally restores SeniorCare.
5:57am
Wisconsin Hospital Association. Wisconsin safety net hospitals welcome Joint Finance Committee action to stabilize Medicaid funding.
5:55am
Sen. Tiffany. Votes to preserve SeniorCare.
5:54am
Sen. Taylor. Republicans fire Gov. Walker from jobs board.
5:53am
Sen. Shilling. Gov. Walker fired from troubled jobs agency.
5:52am
Sen. Lassa. Statement on SeniorCare, WEDC budget votes.

6:51am
Cap Times. Dane County towns hire top Republican lobbyist to push for zoning changes.
6:50am
Cap Times. League of Wisconsin Municipalities' Curt Witynski: Don't let hotel industry grab room tax cash.
6:03am
Cap Times. Wisconsin bike tax 'not a definite,' says Joint Finance chair.
5:15am
Baraboo News Republic. County critical of Governor's UW cuts.
5:09am
Daily Reporter. Finance committee votes for changes to job creation agency.
5:08am
Wausau Daily Herald. Bill would increase public schools budget nearly $70M.
5:05am
Cap Times. Jon Erpenbach: Wisconsin Republicans have 'fired' Scott Walker from WEDC board.
5:04am
Janesville Gazette. Committee OKs Walker proposal to seek permission to raise Medicaid premiums for risky behavior.
5:03am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC school board member: More state aid would be helpful.
5:02am
Chippewa Herald. Republicans 'have concerns' about 2011 WEDC loan to struggling business.
4:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Prison reform advocates say state could save by releasing parole-eligible inmates.

Legislative

3:39pm
Rep. Johnson. Disarm violent, habitual criminals to prevent gun violence.
3:30pm
Wisconsin Section, The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Paper regarding 20-week abortion ban. Key Points.
2:07pm
Sen. Taylor. Statement on death of Ald. Joe Dudzik.
11:04am
Sen. Carpenter. Statement on passing of Alderman Joe Dudzik.

11:34am
WMTV. Legislator preparing to unveil bill legalizing blaze pink.

State Agencies

1:29pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, May 24-30.
10:59am
DATCP. Spring Valley Meats recalls veal patties due to undeclared allergens on the label.
10:58am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, May 25-29.
10:56am
DHS. Don't invite foodborne illnesses to the picnic.

Economy/Business

4:55am
Green Bay Press Gazette. PSC approves We Energies' acquisition of Integrys.

Statewide

2:27pm
Natural Resources Foundation. 2015 conservation and education grants available.
11:27am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Seasoned 'treps, investors, advisors on tap for Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Conference.

1:53pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Don Walker, longtime Journal Sentinel reporter and editor, dies.
6:27am
The Hill. Exclusive: State quietly consider ObamaCare exchange mergers.

Courts

1:49pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts seven new cases.

1:52pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Crooks says Roggensack threatened to throw justices off cases.
4:57am
Milwaukee Business Journal. DOT asks to join lakefront lawsuit to protect right to sell Clybourn site to Johnson Controls.

Education

2:34pm
UW-Madison. Tolerance of wolves in Wisconsin continues to decline.
1:36pm
MPS. Statement from Dir. Claire Zautke regarding the passing of Ald. Joe Dudzik.
11:28am
UW-Stout. Faculty members awarded Dahlgren, Schneider, Price professorships.

5:28am
Racine Journal Times. Group calls for Unified handbook committee meetings to be public.
5:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee School Board tables plan to give superintendent more control.

Local

3:41pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Weekly schedule.
3:37pm
Milwaukee Ald. Witkowski. South Side loses a true public servant.
3:36pm
Milwaukee Ald. Hamilton. Mix of intensity, loyalty and devotion helped define Ald Joe Dudzik.
3:32pm
Dane County Board. Unanimously approves jail reform measure.
2:35pm
Milwaukee Ald. Stamper. Alderman Dudzik had passion, devotion as a public servant.
2:31pm
Milwaukee Al Bohl. Joe Dudzik was a blue-collar leader, a quintessential Milwaukeean.
1:43pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Haas. Five-year St. Francis Brewing Company contract approved.
10:22am
Milwaukee County Sup. Borkowski. Sends condolences and prayers to Dudzik family.
10:17am
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Statement regarding Alderman Joe Dudzik.
10:13am
Milwaukee County Sup. Rainey. Milwaukee County Board approves $870,000 in funds for McGovern Park.

10:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Ald. Joe Dudzik killed in motorcycle crash.

Congress

3:38pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Response to Sen. Burr proposal.
3:24pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Commemorates Memorial Day.
1:33pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Provisions to protect the Great Lakes and strengthen Wisconsin's innovation clears major Senate hurdle.
11:02am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Provisions to increase transparency, improve patient safety at Tomah VAMC clears major Senate hurdle.
11:00am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Contacts White House regarding Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals nomination.
10:08am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Wall Street Journal: In search of an ObamaCare breakout.

5:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Time to dissolve the ATF.
4:58am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Bill coordinates obesity-related illness treatment for Medicare patients.

Federal Agencies

1:56pm
U.S. DVA. Telehealth technology to be on display at Madison VA Hospital.
10:57am
Business Journals. HealthMine and Groom Law Group to host webinar: New EEOC proposed wellness regulations and next steps for employers.

Politics

1:41pm
Competitive Elections Wisconsin. Calls on unopposed representatives to support election reform.

Thursday May 21, 2015

Governor

12:31pm
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

Budget

5:02pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on restoration of SeniorCare funds.
4:07pm
Rep. Subeck. Statement on restoration of SeniorCare funding by Joint Finance Committee.
4:03pm
Gov. Walker. Statement on WEDC Board proposal.
3:37pm
Rep. Jorgensen. Democrats, seniors claim win as SeniorCare is saved.
2:37pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. Republicans save SeniorCare.
2:20pm
Rep. Knodl. Commends Joint Finance Committee for passage of school reform.
2:17pm
Kenosha County Sheriff Beth. Letter to Joint Finance regarding Pretrial Intoxicated Driver Intervention Grant Programs.
1:14pm
WASB. JFC budget: Voucher advocates win big.
11:40am
Rep. Sanfelippo. Bike lane request to strengthen local control.
11:03am
Rep. Czaja. Continues focus on rural schools.
10:48am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. 80 percent of Wisconsinites demand increased public-school funding, but receive money laundering scheme in Tuesday JFC vote.
10:03am
Rep. Taylor. Challenges GOP lawmakers: Do the right thing.
9:59am
Wisconsin Council on Mental Health. Opposes changes to childless adult coverage unless certain conditions are satisfied.
7:03am
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Rejecting BadgerCare money costing nearly $400 million in state budget.
5:39am
Rep. Taylor. Private school vouchers win big at expense of public schools.
5:38am
MPS. Joint statement from Pres. Bonds, Supt. Driver regarding JFC budget action.

2:35pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Finance committee will leave SeniorCare alone.
2:33pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmakers to reject Scott Walker's SeniorCare cuts.
12:21pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Trek, Wheel & Sprocket leaders gear up opposition to Wisconsin bike tax.
6:03am
Racine Journal Times. Large school districts face takeover; Racine Unified does not currently meet criteria.
5:36am
Appleton Post Crescent. Budget cuts would threaten community clinics.
5:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Indiana nursing home developer seeks to skirt Wisconsin's nursing home limits.
5:22am
Cap Times. Wisconsin bike tax floated as possible transportation budget measure.
5:19am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Finance committee to mull changes to SeniorCare budget.
5:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Chris Abele, Bucks express optimism on arena deal.
5:15am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Bill to require civics tests from students stirs disagreement.
5:11am
Chippewa Herald. Surprise special needs vouchers elicit mixed responses.
5:11am
La Crosse Tribune. Walker dumps budget proposal that would have exempted WEDC records.
5:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW Colleges face $2.6M in administrative cuts.

Legislative

4:38pm
Joint Audit Co-Chair Kerkman. Statement regarding Joint Audit Committee scheduling of WEDC audit hearing.
4:25pm
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Audit affirms complaints but also satisfaction with non-emergency medical transportation program.
2:12pm
Sen. Shilling. Grabs national attention as one of the "40 Most Interesting Women in Politics."
10:30am
Sen. Shilling. Weekly Democratic radio address.
10:05am
Rep. Barca, Sen. Lassa. Officially request federal investigation into Governor Walker's WEDC.
10:00am
WisconsinEye. Newsmakers: Prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks.
9:53am
Rep. Bernier. To host "Women in Leadership" event.

5:24am
Reuters. As Illinois runs out of options in budget crisis, tax rises seen in the cards.
5:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers blast Milwaukee police over missing interrogation videos.
5:05am
WKOW. Amid GOP calls for an apology over rape comments, Sen. Taylor reveals she is a survivor.

State Agencies

5:11pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
4:05pm
DWD. More than 100 employers to recruit for over 2,000 job openings at May 28 Milwaukee Career Expo, State Fair Park.
3:54pm
Integrys Group. Public Service Commissoin of Wisconsin approves Wisconsin Energy acquisition of Integrys Energy.
3:49pm
SPI Supt. Evers. Column: Keep learning, exploring, serving.
2:55pm
DATCP. Don't lose a season's worth of work and profit; clean treated seed out of farm equipment.
2:51pm
DPW. It's official: Scott Walker gets an "F" in his first term in office.
2:13pm
One Wisconsin Now. Final numbers show Gov. Walker fell nearly 50 percent short on first-term jobs promise.
11:05am
DWD. State unemployment rate declines to 4.4%, new post-recession low.
5:37am
DNR. Peninsula State Park observation tower to close immediately due to safety concerns.

12:24pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker delivered about half the jobs promised in first term.
5:18am
Janesville Gazette. Officials close Wisconsin park's observation tower indefinitely due to safety concerns.

Economy/Business

3:45pm
GAIN. Partners with Core-Mark to bring new GAIN Clean Fuel station to North Carolina.
2:14pm
WMC. Nine companies win Business Friend of Environment.

5:21am
Beloit Daily News. Ripon cookie plant closing may boost S. Beloit business.
5:06am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Spurred by state law, Uber launching in five new Wisconsin cities.

Statewide

3:52pm
Integrys Group. Wisconsin Public Service says enjoy the holiday; safety near its dams is important all year long.
10:16am
Wisconsin Technology Council. Digital health panel will launch June 2 agenda at Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Conference.
9:05am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. The cost to school districts due to Wisconsin's prevailing wage law.
5:41am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Use technology to improve - not restrict - elections.

Courts

11:48am
District IV Court of Appeals. State v. Gregory Mark Radaj.

Education

2:10pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Warns Racine Unified of open meetings violation.
11:45am
UW-River Falls. Butler named Distinguished Alumnus.
11:43am
UW-River Falls. To host business and IT degree open house for working adults.
11:41am
WTCS. Emergency Medical Services Week, May 17-23: What you don't know about the EMS.
10:29am
Skyward. Wisconsin school district turns to Skyward for seamless management system integration.
10:17am
Public Policy Forum. Proposed MPS budget absorbs potential aid cuts through continued personnel savings.
10:13am
Marquette University. Former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod goes "On the Issues."

Local

3:41pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Reacts to County Board's missed opportunities on zoo catering contract, MCTS streetcar funding resolution votes.
2:50pm
YGB. Resolution is a strong step forward.
2:11pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Applauds County Board action on hiring new deputies.
12:35pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. Thanks board for overwhelming support of SEED legislation to eliminate food deserts.

5:44am
Wisconsin State Journal. Gunfire across Madison has police, residents concerned.

Congress

2:19pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Supports TPA.
11:47am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murphy. Lead senators in calling on defense secretary to update policies and prevent discrimination of servicemembers based on sexual orientation.
11:20am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins Warren, others to question Education Department on long-delayed investigation into violations of servicemembers' rights.
10:34am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Introduces bill to crack down on identity theft.

4:34pm
The Hill. Ryan seeks to rally GOP on fast-track.
11:07am
Bloomberg. Fast-track trade bill sought by Obama advances in Senate.
10:53am
Bloomberg BNA. Republicans denounce Obama speech calling climate change threat to national security.
5:09am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Ribble, Kind reject short term highway funding bill.

Federal Agencies

5:01pm
USA Today. Emails reveal: FDA was warned years ago about superbugs in medical scopes.

Politics

4:16pm
Washington Post. GOP candidates are flip-flopping to please the base. That could hurt later on.

2:32pm
Twin-Cities Pioneer Press. Russ Feingold suspends political action committee due to run.

 

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