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Assembly Legislative Procedures

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Tuesday October 15, 2019 - Updated 4:16pm

Legislative

4:12pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Announces upcoming listening sessions. 
2:56pm
Rep. Dittrich. Announces bill package aimed at helping kids find safe, permanent homes. 
11:32am
Sen. Shilling. Co-authors Hmong veteran bill.

1:47pm
Fox 6. GOP starts push to curb Wisconsin governor's veto powers. 
8:37am
Cap Times. Explained: What do the new Wisconsin Assembly rules do?

State Agencies

4:16pm
DNR. Season three of Wild Wisconsin web series launches as deer season gets into full swing.
1:45pm
DNR. Weekly news.
9:31am
Serve Wisconsin. 25th anniversary of AmeriCorps celebrated by Congresswoman Gwen Moore swearing in 400 new members.

8:39am
WUWM. Unrest at Lincoln Hills youth prison in September renews calls to move youth closer to home.
4:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin hemp growers call on DATCP to change regulation after testing delays.
4:06am
WKOW. Report details violent weekend at juvenile prison.

Economy/Business

10:18am
WMC. Releases 'Women in Manufacturing' video during Manufacturing Month celebration.

4:28am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Real estate spotlight: Report: Wisconsin faces severe workforce housing shortage.
4:11am
WBAY. Manitowoc mayor tours Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry as trade war continues. 

Statewide

2:53pm
AFSCME Wisconsin. Welcomes new Executive Director Patrick Wycoff. 
2:24pm
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Tyler Wenzlaff hired as Director of Governmental Relations. 
11:35am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative Farming - The costs of a wet year. 
9:42am
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. Web site to launch at Self Determination Conference. 
8:36am
We-Are-Many-United Against Hate. A 12-step program to kick America's addiction to hate and violence.

10:06am
Politico. 'I'm standing here in the middle of climate change': How USDA is failing farmers.

Education

2:19pm
DPI. Releases numbers on general school funding.
1:45pm
School Choice Wisconsin. School choice programs continue rapid growth. 
1:43pm
UW-Stout. Center's events to mark Free Speech Week beginning Oct. 21.
11:31am
UW-Madison. Physicist awarded Packard Fellowship.
10:26am
Marquette University. New York Times' Chief Washington Correspondent to go 'On the Issues' at Marquette Law School.
10:23am
WEDC. Wisconsin school districts encouraged to apply for Fab Labs Grants.
8:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Conservative groups oppose UW punishments for students disrupting speakers. 

4:05am
Washington Post. Student tracking, secret scores: How college admissions offices rank prospects before they apply.

Local

2:21pm
Milwaukee Ald. Murphy. Council approves hiring outside counsel to recover opioid epidemic costs.

4:20am
Chippewa Herald. Chippewa County wrestles with road funding.

Congress

11:30am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Reintroduces legislation to strengthen pension plans.

4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Congressman Mark Pocan says impeachment vote could come soon.  Wisconsin State Journal. 
4:08am
WTMJ. Sen. Johnson concerned about 'signal' U.S. is sending to 'allies and adversaries.'

Politics

2:18pm
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin legislators rally behind.
10:24am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Raises $242K in three weeks.
8:44am
Fitzgerald for 5th Congress. Announces Nicholson endorsement for Fifth Congressional bid.

10:38am
NBC 15. Republican Nicholson won't run for Congress, eyeing 2022.
4:16am
Duluth News Tribune. Wisconsin Democrats vie for seat in House. WJFW.
4:14am
U.S. News & World Report. Wausau School Board president running for Congress.
4:13am
WSAW. With 2 Democrats announcing, here's the current special election lineup.
4:08am
RiverTowns. Democrat Yacoub launches Assembly campaign. 

Monday October 14, 2019

Governor

3:29pm
Speaker Vos. Letter to Gov. Evers regarding the Federal-State Relations Office.

4:11am
Cap Times. UW regents approves mandatory student punishments for disrupting free speech.
4:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers signals opposition to UW rules punishing disruptions of free speech.
4:08am
WEAU. Gov. Evers tours downtown Eau Claire.

Legislative

3:30pm
Rep. Steineke. Continues to raise homelessness awareness.
3:27pm
LRB. Amending the Wisconsin State Assembly Rules: 2019 Assembly Resolutions 12 and 13.
11:58am
Rep. Kulp. Honors First Responders of the Year.
4:34am
Rep. Oldenburg. To hold in-district office hours.

4:16am
Racine Journal Times. GOP and Dems agree: Affordable housing in state must be addressed.
4:09am
Spooner Advocate. Rep. Quinn calls for 7th Congressional District election date change.

State Agencies

3:28pm
DFI. Green Bay economics and personal finance summit provides educators with tools to promote financial literacy in Wisconsin.
10:15am
Wisconsin Lottery. Big payouts for All or Nothing and scratch offs. 

4:21am
WISC. Wisconsin DNR: Trump administration's proposed rewrites of lead contamination rules not good enough. WKOW.
4:16am
WKBT. Election security council to hold first public meeting.
4:14am
WXOW. DOT urges REAL ID registration ahead of 2020 deadline.
4:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. WEDC, UW System award grants to help 8 Wisconsin companies bring products to market.

Economy/Business

11:38am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Seeking applicants for its Command Post Program for 2019-2020.

4:39am
Reuters. Trump's hailing of $50 billion in Chinese farm purchases seen as 'meaningless.'

Statewide

10:01am
Arts Wisconsin. Wisconsin Creative Summit. 

8:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin ranks among bottom of states in securing federal funds.
4:38am
Chippewa Herald. Federal homeless funds bring local mandates, focus.
4:13am
Center Square. 1st-quarter state tax collections in Wisconsin reach $4.1 billion, Census Bureau reports.
4:06am
Chippewa Herald. 'It's just morally wrong': Gains in fighting homelessness bring hope, but progress not assured.
4:03am
AP. Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info.

Education

3:27pm
UW-Stout. University Foundation awards more than $800,000 in scholarships.
12:08pm
Wisconsin SBDC Network. Earns national accreditation. 
9:50am
UW-Milwaukee. Noted social justice advocate to deliver Causier Lecture.

4:17am
Telegraph Herald. Tri-state education leaders report difficulty filling vacant teacher positions. 

Local

4:14am
WKOW. Funding for local government is an issue all over Wisconsin.
4:05am
U.S. News & World Report. Police pool resources in small towns, rural Wisconsin areas.

Congress

11:39am
U.S. News & World Report. Republican Johnson says Democrats 'loathe' Trump.
4:20am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: 'Impeachment should be looked at skeptically,' U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman says.

Politics

3:25pm
Bewley for Senate. Announces decison not to run for 7th Cogressional District. 
4:30am
Dale for 7th Congress. Announces run.

9:04am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wausau's Tricia Zunker aims to be Wisconsin's first Native American congresswoman.
4:28am
WAOW. Michigan veteran announces run for Duffy's seat as Democrat. 
4:08am
La Crosse Tribune. Ron Johnson's spokesman won't run for Congress.