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Tuesday March 3, 2015 - Updated 2:11pm

Budget

1:13pm
DWD Sec. Newson. Testimony on the 2015-17 Biennial Budget Bill.
1:06pm
DNR. Sec. Stepp. Joint Finance budget testimony.
1:04pm
UW System. Cross, UWEC Chancellor ask Joint Finance to approve authority, dedicated funding stream and to help reduce cut.
10:00am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Day two of GOP budget crisis briefings.
9:34am
AG Schimel. Prepared testimony on state budget.
8:50am
Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Asks legislators to reconsider Walker cuts to natural resources science, technical support, and education.
5:05am
Sen. Taylor. Walker budget wrong for Wisconsin.
5:04am
Rep. Hintz. Presses DOA secretary on budget, "scoop and toss" delay of debt payments.
5:03am
Rep. Taylor. JFC begins briefings on "crisis budget."
5:02am
Sen. Erpenbach. Insufficient staffing and forced overtime at correctional institutions.

1:56pm
WEAU. UW president asks committee to reduce $300M cut.
1:42pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Cathy Stepp tells panel DNR may sell naming rights to state parks.
1:11pm
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Scott Walker's public school funding, voucher plans go to panel.
12:12pm
AP. Democrats grill DNR secretary over budget proposals.
10:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp defends Scott Walker's changes to advisory board.
10:26am
Chippewa Herald. Critics question proposed WEDC, WHEDA merger in Scott Walker's budget.
9:06am
NBC 15. Students plan sit-in during UW budget briefing.
4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker budget gives governor more control over hiring.
4:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Key legislator calls on Bucks ownership to boost arena contribution.
4:42am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Committee starts Wisconsin budget revision process with briefings.

Legislative

2:11pm
MN Rep. Garofalo. Minnesota Jobs Committee chair working to bring businesses from Wisconsin to Minnesota.
2:07pm
Assembly Labor Committee Democrats. Call for opportunity to amend divisive "Right to Work" bill in Assembly Labor Committee.
9:21am
Rep. Sargent. Wisconsin citizens oppose wage theft bill.
5:08am
Rep. Barca. Statement on "Right to Work" heading to full Assembly.
5:07am
Rep. Shankland. Statement on Assembly hearing on "Right to Work."
5:00am
Sen. LeMahieu. Column: Support for Right to Work legislation.

2:00pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Legislator rejects UW economist's report disputing benefits of right-to-work laws.
6:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker signals support for eliminating 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases.
5:47am
Reuters. Wisconsin representatives take up right-to-work bill.
5:43am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Legislative committee to vote on 70 mph speed limit.
5:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Fitzgerald. on highway workers: Too 'cozy' with management.
4:56am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Bernier drafts budget amendment to give Amish smoke alarm exemption.
4:51am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Union members speak out against right-to-work in Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Journal.

State Agencies

1:53pm
DNR. Weekly news.
1:39pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Sheboygan man is $100,000 raffle winner.
12:31pm
DATCP. Nomination period open for ginseng marketing board.

4:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State troopers who protect governor given $4-an-hour raises. Appleton Post Crescent.
4:41am
Milwaukee Business Journal. State historic tax credit awards climb to $41.7M, including $34M in Milwaukee.

Economy/Business

5:06am
WJFW. Devastation, joy in Iron County upon scrapping of mine plans; some contend mine possible in future.
4:44am
WISN. Wisconsin sand mining is big business, but health effects questioned.

Statewide

1:53pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. Tips on successfully exporting Wisconsin products, services theme of March 12 WIN-Milwaukee luncheon.
11:34am
Wisconsin Law Enforcment Museum of Valor. Janesville Police Association becomes major contributor.

Courts

1:48pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. And Wisconsin Reporter challenge Jefferson County Sheriff's redaction policy.
11:28am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Parents join lawsuit to stop discrimination by public schools.
8:54am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Eddie Lee Anthony.
8:53am
District I Court of Appeals. Mary C. Oden v. City of Milwaukee.
8:52am
District I Court of Appeals. Advanced Waste Services v. United Milwaukee Scrap.

6:01am
The Hill. Court weighs future of independent redistricting.

Education

12:03pm
UW-River Falls. Biology Department testing a regional sustainable beekeeping model.
11:17am
UW-Stout. Two apparel students learn from a day with Target designers.

4:58am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As questions swirl around voucher programs, schools rush to apply.

Local

10:24am
City of Madison. More people in Dane County getting measles immunization.
9:32am
Dane County Market. Pending condo sales. Pending home sales. Active MLS listingsMonths of inventory.
9:01am
Public Policy Forum. Report sheds light on possible bus system improvements.

Congress

9:59am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joins bipartisan effort to boost Wisconsin nursing programs.
5:56am
Peace Action Wisconsin. Urges Wisconsin legislators to support diplomacy with Iran.

Politics

8:56am
Daley for State Supreme Court. Launches first ad in state Supreme Court race.

11:40am
USA Today. Feingold's return to Wisconsin could signal Senate bid.
4:52am
CNN. Scott Walker plots South Carolina blitz.

Monday March 2, 2015

Governor

5:20am
Gov. Walker. Announces administrative appointments.

5:11am
One Wisconsin Now. Wrong for Wisconsin right to work advocates get exlusive access on Gov. Walker's European vacation.

Budget

6:03pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Abrahamson. Budget remarks before the Joint Committee on Finance.
5:01pm
DOC Sec. Wall. Budget testimony to Joint Finance Committee.
4:01pm
DOA Sec. Huebsch. Testimony at JFC Agency Briefing.
3:57pm
Rep. Kolste. Rock County legislators to hold bipartisan budget listening session.
12:38pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Agency testimony begins on Gov. Walker's $2.2 billion deficit plan.

5:38am
Milwaukee Business Journal. State budgets $2.8 million in first year to cover Milwaukee arena bonding issue: Fiscal Bureau.
5:24am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: On state debt, Walker kicks the can down the road.
5:01am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Advocates: Walker's budget could hurt programs for disabled.
4:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker wants to end funding for renewable energy program.

Legislative

4:46pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Registers opposition to Right-to-Work bill in Wisconsin Assembly.
4:07pm
Rep. Sargent. Column: Taking care of Wisconsin families.
4:07pm
Rep. Weatherston. Column: Long-term care for the long term.
3:48pm
Center for Media and Democracy. Testimony before the Assembly Committee on Labor (AB-61).
12:07pm
League of Conservation Voters. Conservation NOW: March 2, 2015.
11:27am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Submits testimony for right to work hearing.
9:41am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Newly released report from UW-Madison and UW Extension show right to work states have lower incomes.

1:21pm
WHBY. Leaders want Fox Cities right-to-work hearing.
1:02pm
Chippewa Herald. One ejected from Wisconsin state Assembly hearing 'right-to-work.'
12:55pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assembly take up union bill with passage likely this week.
8:52am
Reuters. Right-to-work legislation advances in Wisconsin statehouse.
5:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Some schools would be able to start school year earlier under new bill.
5:29am
Beloit Daily News. Assembly eyes Right to Work.
5:25am
Wausau Daily Herald. Local union members dismayed by right-to-work bill.
4:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. Labor groups bring pasion, if not much hope, to rally at Capitol.

State Agencies

2:23pm
DWD. To launch enhanced Re-employment Services System.
1:09pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Powerball, Mega Millions, Badger 5 winning tickets sold over weekend.
1:05pm
DWD. Lt. Governor highlights innovative Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training program at Schuette, Inc.
12:49pm
DATCP. Consumers got a fair shake at Wisconsin businesses in 2014.
12:44pm
DATCP. Keep Your Kids Safe newsletter - March 2015.
10:33am
DPI. 98 private schools register for Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.
10:32am
DPI. 20 schools plan to participate in Racine voucher program.
10:30am
DPI. 122 schools plan to participate in Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.

3:06pm
WKOW. Speakers's office yet to review of governor's security detail got raise.
5:39am
Duluth News Tribune. Minnesota, Wisconsin ponder tax reciprocity renewal.

Economy/Business

4:10pm
Boardman & Clark. Employment law update - March 2015.
5:17am
Clean Wisconsin. Statement on Gogebic Taconite closing Wisconsin operation.

5:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. $1 power plant sale could cost We Energies customers $200 million.
4:38am
Minnepolis Star-Tribune. Mining company closing Wisconsin office, says future investment 'unfeasible at this time.' Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Duluth News Tribune.

Statewide

12:39pm
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Red Cedar Watershed Conference to explore ties between farming, water quality.
12:06pm
Wisconsin Innovation Awards. Awards nominations now open.
11:54am
Wisconsin Technology Council. American Family's Gunder to deliver keynote at March 23 Wisconsin Tech Summit.
9:44am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Wisconsin bankers united under one association.
5:08am
Arts Wisconsin. A conversation: Milwaukee's creative economy and 21st century success - Thursday, March 12.

5:35am
Chippewa Herald. Number of small farms in Wisconsin counties continues to drop.
5:23am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: State, nation must find alternatives to gasoline tax.

Courts

4:04pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin selected for statewide initiative to expand evidence-based practices in criminal justice system.

10:05am
Bloomberg. Obamacare's survival hangs on four words at U.S. high court: Q&A.

Education

10:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin black suspension rates highest in U.S. for high schools.

Local

1:31pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Milwaukee County Jail 2014 inspection report finds no violations of administrative code. Report.
11:10am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: No simple solution for GM plant.
5:18am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies arrest 6 drunken drivers in Operation Drive Sober.

5:15am
National Committee for Amish Religious Freedom. Amish family with very young children facing wintertime eviction (placard) from home by county.

Congress

4:46pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Senators introduce resolution honoring Nemtsov, calling for action.
5:19am
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Votes, again, to fund the Department of Homeland Security.

Federal Agencies

12:40pm
U.S. DVA. Innovative Madison VA program will expand to six other VA hospitals.

5:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gun rights advocates bristle at proposed ban on type of armor-piercing bullet.

Politics

4:48pm
DNR. Did Scott Walker say he's no longer Wisconsin's governor?

12:59pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Walker accuses obama of ignoring alarm bells on Isreal.
4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Behind Scott Walker's claim of doing what he says, a record of dropping bombshells.
4:51am
Wall Street Journal. Scott Walker confronts doubts about his grasp of foreigh policy.
4:48am
Bloomberg. Will Scott Walker's comparison of ISIS and union protesters matter?
4:44am
Christian Science Monitor. Can Scott Walker ride union-busting to the White House?
4:43am
The Hill. Walker: I have changed my mind on immigration. Appleton Post Crescent.
4:39am
ABC News. Wisconsin's Walker Adjusts to rigor of presidential politics.

 

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