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Friday May 24, 2019 - Updated 4:18pm

Budget

4:17pm
Kids Forward. Urges Lawmakers to Improve the Budget for Public Schools. 
3:57pm
The Arc Wisconsin. Will continue to advocate for increased funding for students with disabilities.
1:51pm
Rep. Neubauer. Every Child Deserves a Quality Education. 
1:41pm
Rep. Ballweg Continuing to Make Education FUnding a State Priority. 
12:27pm
Rep. Hutton. Statement om JFC passing Pro-Kid budget. 
12:17pm
Survival Coalition. Disappointed with Lack of Funding for Students with Disabilities. 
11:16am
Rep. Thiesfeldt. Stands for education.
10:42am
Wisconsin BPDD. Statement on proposed funding for students with disabilities.
10:41am
Wisconsin Library Association. Thanks Joint Finance Committee for supporting public libraries!
10:25am
School Administrators Alliance. Statement on the Joint Finance Committee K-12 education budget.
10:22am
Sen. Marklein. Budget Bulletin II.
7:58am
Rep. Myers. Supports Governor Evers' plan for special education funding.
4:13am
Disability Rights Wisconsin. Opportunity for substantial increase in special education funding voted down.

11:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bumps in the road: Record-setting winter leads to more potholes.
4:08am
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican lawmakers advance $500M school spending plan, Democrats argue it doesn't go far enough. Cap Times.

Legislative

1:32pm
Rep. Hesselbein. This weekend and on Memorial Day, We Remember.
12:23pm
Rep. Pronschinske. The B.R.A.V.E. Act
10:49am
Rep. Ballweg. 2019 Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship winners.
7:51am
Rep. Vruwink Column: May their sacrifices not be in vain.

10:34am
Milwauke Journal Sentinel. GOP leader Robin Vos falsely claims Gov. Tony Evers made troops wait for greeting.
4:11am
WBAY. Democrats, Republicans issue plans to curb firefighting foam contamination.
4:10am
WKOW. Legislators push for standards for PFAS chemicals that have plagued Madison wells.
4:05am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. After a social media uproar, Sen. Chris Kapenga says 'full inclusion' of special education students is not working.
3:59am
Cap Times. Rep. Jimmy Anderson wants AG Kaul to weigh in on his lame-duck session complaint.
3:57am
WJFW. Under proposal, Wisconsin service workers to skip paying taxes on cash tips.
3:56am
WKOW. Senate leader Fitzgerald opposes overturning Roe v. Wade.

State Agencies

4:18pm
AG Kaul. Statement Following Sentencing Hearing in Barron County. 
1:34pm
DOJ. Jury convicts two Ashland County men of First-Degree intentional Homicide. 
1:33pm
WI Elections Commission. Wisconsin elections audits confirm results.
12:32pm
WI Lottery. Top prizes claimed before the holiday weekend. 
10:22am
AG Kaul. And 50 AGs call on Trump administration to discharge student loans for disabled veterans.

11:19am
NBC 15. Wisconsin National Guard whistleblower alleges retaliation.
4:07am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin regulators reject effort to block state's first large-scale solar farm.
4:03am
Wisconsin State Journal. Josh Kaul eyes strengthened approach to environmental regulation.
4:01am
Spectrum News. Lt. Governor Barnes talks climate crisis in D.C.
3:55am
U.S. News & World Report. Kaul blends environmental, consumer protection units.

Economy/Business

7:56am
New York Times. Pain of tariffs tests farmers' faith in Trump: 'How long is short-term?'
4:06am
WKOW. Dairy farmer reacts to President Trump's tariff aid package.
3:55am
AP. Trade impasse: Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets slump.
3:54am
Politico. Why Trump's new $16B farmer bailout could hurt agriculture.
3:53am
WSAW. New round of bailout payments will be measured by county rather than crop.

Statewide

3:07pm
WI Technology Council 'Succeed' panels focuse on resource June 4-5 at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference. 
10:21am
WPPA. 2019 Wisconsin Law Enforcement Survey.

Courts

12:22pm
WI Institute for Law & Liberty. School teacher asks to intervene in latest Act 10 lawsuit. Motion to Intervene.
8:41am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Cacie M. Michels v. Keaton L. Lyons.

Education

4:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS' long-term future 'precarious' without painful cuts, infusion of revenue, Policy Forum says.
4:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New chancellor named at UW-Whitewater.

Local

1:43pm
Brown County East Landfill Receives Platinum Achievement Award.
12:25pm
Dane County Parks. Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the summer season for Dane County Parks. 
12:20pm
Milwaukee County Transit System. Announces elimination of several special routes that provide service to schools. 
10:26am
Manitowoc County Corporation Counsel. Memo on use of county sales tax proceeds.
4:30am
Milwaukee Ald. Witkowski. Statement.

Congress

3:57pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on U.S. Army Corps approval of plan preventing spread of Asian carp.
3:09pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps Introduce Landmark Election Security Bill. 
12:31pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Leads Senate colleagues in calling for more federal funding to combat the opioid epidemic. Letter
10:27am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Bipartisan legislation to undo tax hike on Gold Star families passes Senate.
10:23am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Announces updated town hall meeting schedule.

10:46am
AP. Federal govt aims to roll back transgender health protection.

Politics

4:02am
WISC. State Supreme Court candidate says judiciary is on 'wrong track,' prioritizing politics over law.

Thursday May 23, 2019

Governor

4:41am
Gov. Evers. Appoints Brenda Yaskal to serve as Columbia County District Attorney.
4:40am
Gov. Evers. Orders flags to half-staff on Memorial Day.

4:18am
NCB 15. Governor appoints new Columbia County District Attorney.

Budget

5:46pm
Rep. Oldenburg. Excited for Legislature's recommitment to fund two-thirds for K12 schools.
5:45pm
Sen. Schachtner. Legislative committee cuts $900 million from governors' education proposal.
5:44pm
Rep. Katsma. Votes for historic education funding.
5:43pm
DPI Supt. Stanford Taylor. Statement on Joint Finance Committee action.
5:42pm
State Senate Democratic Committee. Republicans slash $900 million dollars from Gov. Evers K-12 budget.
5:40pm
Sen. Marklein. Statement on $500 million more for schools.
5:38pm
School Nutrition Association. School nutrition professionals disappointed in JFC's inability to support school breakfasts.
3:05pm
Rep. Born. Joint Finance Republicans pass pro-kid budget.
3:04pm
Sen. Shilling. GOP budget cuts threaten school success.
3:03pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Statement on Joint Finance Committee K-12 package.
2:16pm
Rep. Steineke. Column: A pro-kid budget we all can get behind.
11:08am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Democrats push back against Republican plan to underfund schools.
11:01am
Gov. Evers. Delivers Democratic Weekly Radio Address on education.
10:43am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Will Wisconsin betray its children yet again?
4:45am
Rep. Rodriguez. GOP unveils pro-kid K-12 budget.
4:45am
Rep. Vining. Supports education funding in the People's Budget & transparency for property taxpayers.

8:43am
AP. Republicans agree on $500 million for Wisconsin schools.
8:39am
WQOW. Republicans agree on $500 million for Wisconsin schools.
4:18am
WKOW. After 10 years without an increase, lawmakers aim to boost special education funding.
4:14am
Governing. Report: Babies are more likely to die in states that didn't expand Medicaid.

Legislative

1:15pm
Rep. Macco. Assembly Committee on Ways and Means ends Miller Park tax.
12:19pm
Rep. Anderson. Seeks AG Kaul's opinion on open meeting laws violations by Republicans.  Letter.
12:17pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. Urge support of proposed PFAS legislation. 
11:05am
Sen. Hansen. State legislators introduce PFAS standards. LRB-2297. Fact Sheet.
11:01am
Clean Wisconsin. Voices support for CLEAR Act.
10:39am
Sens. Cowles, Miller; Reps. Mursau, Milroy. It's time to bite back against Lyme disease.
9:41am
Wisconsin Dental Therapy Coalition. Dental groups support dental therapy.
8:33am
Wisconsin Towns Association. Applauds BRAVE authors.
4:50am
Sen. Cowles, Rep. Nygren. Introduce bill curbing use of PFAS fire fighting foam.

12:42pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers backs legislation regulating emerging contaminants known as 'forever' chemicals.
12:25pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmaker displayed holstered gun to Democratic aide in area of Capitol where weapons are banned.
12:21pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republicans, Democrats introduce bills addressing fire foam use.
12:15pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Evers, Dems push first comprehensive cleanup of 'emerging' health hazard.
4:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New legislation would allow Wisconsin pharmacists to prescribe hormonal birth control.
4:27am
WTMJ. New bill would allow for home delivery of alcohol in Wisconsin. WISN.
4:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Proposed bill would offer grants for private wells with high nitrate levels.
4:16am
WSAW. Wis. DOT needs revenue, where it comes from is up for debate.

State Agencies

5:41pm
DNR. Outdoor Report. 
5:39pm
AG Kaul. Urges Congress to hold internet service providers accountable, maintain states' rights.
2:28pm
AG Kaul. Announces creation of Public Protection Unit.
2:18pm
AFSCME Council 32. Statement on Department of Corrections oversight of Prairie du Chien Correctional Institution employee scheduling change.
12:40pm
DOA Sec. Brennan. Announces new Division of Personnel Management Administrator.
11:08am
Wisconsin Lottery. All or Nothing top prize won in Pulaski.

Economy/Business

12:45pm
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Short-term relief welcome; long-term success hinges on trade.
12:00pm
USDA. Announces support for farmers impacted by unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. 

8:42am
CNBC. Trump administration to give a $16 billion bailout to farmers hurt by the China trade war, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue confirms.
4:34am
AP. Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread.
4:27am
WJFW. Wood County paper mill project to receive $1.7 million in WEDC tax credits, create 27 new jobs.
4:11am
Beloit Daily News. 'People are getting scared' farmers face plunging markets with no end in sight.

Environment/Outdoors

4:13am
Duluth News Tribune. Superior, Erie, Ontario at or above record May levels.

Statewide

4:36am
U.S. News & World Report. States address the public defender crisis.
4:32am
WSAW. Police departments are facing recruitment problems.

Courts

8:47am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Office of Lawyer Regulation v. James Edward Hammis.
8:47am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. J. Steven Tikalsky v. Susan Friedman.

1:18pm
La Crosse Tribune. Josh Kaul says he's likely to defend Act 10 in court.

Education

11:07am
UW System Dwight C. Watson named new chancellor of UW-Whitewater.
11:02am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Menard, big GOP donor, polluter to get honorary doctorate.

Local

5:37pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Statement on unanimous county board vote to support healthy birth outcomes.
12:38pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Dimitrijevic. County Board unanimously funds doula services to support women's reproductive health. 
11:57am
Milwaukee County Sup. Shea. Supervisors ask county parks for update, clarify pesticide use policy.
11:52am
Waukesha County Center for Growth. New $2 million "GROW Fund" will help businesses expand, provide housing solutions in Waukesha County. Fact Sheet.
11:09am
Milwaukee Ald. Johnson. When winning isn't really winning.
11:05am
Milwaukee County Sup. Martin. Urges greater attention on lupus.
8:25am
Realtors Association of Northeast Wisconsin. Memo to Outagamie County Board regarding county sales tax ordinance.
4:48am
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Residency pay incentive legislation moves forward.

8:37am
Wisconsin State Journal. Census: Madison, suburbs top list of fastest-growing cities in Wisconsin.

Congress

1:46pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Helps introduce legislation to guarantee equal access to abortion.
9:39am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Demands answers from Trump about $62 million going to Brazilian crooks instead of American farmers.
4:49am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on Senate Republicans' obstruction of vote to protect people with pre-existing conditions.
4:42am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner, Sen. Johnson. Introduce SOFA Act to combat opioid epidemic.
4:39am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Reintroduces bill to halt large ag mergers immediately, indefinitely.

9:46am
Politico. Tobacco bill could put Democrats in tough spot.
4:31am
Politico. USDA farms out economists whose work challenges Trump policies.
4:15am
The Hill. No agreement on budget caps in sight ahead of Memorial Day recess.

Politics

2:11pm
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Announces candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court.