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Friday December 13, 2019 - Updated 4:34pm

Legislative

3:28pm
LFB. Summary of 2019-21 state compensation plan provisions. 
3:22pm
Rep. Taylor. On anniversary of Sandy Hook shooting, GOP still in death grip of NRA.
12:24pm
Rep. Allen. Statement on last Beer With Scott. 
10:13am
Rep. Pronschinske. Column: Wisconsin continues to dominate in manufacturing nationwide. 

10:36am
Racine Journal Times. Neubauer pushes for climate legislation, Vos opposed. 
3:44am
Center Square. Republican lawmakers defend speech rules for University of Wisconsin.
3:29am
CBS 58. Porch pirates a growing problem, now area lawmakers want harsher punishments. 

State Agencies

12:26pm
DMA. The National Guard marks 383rd birthday; emerged after World War I as Army's primary combat reserve. 
12:25pm
DNR. Outdoor Report. 
12:22pm
WEDC. Supports John Deere project to expand, add jobs. 
3:42am
WEDC. City of Shell Lake receives $250,000 state grant to support renovation of medical center. 

3:42am
Cap Times. One year into state's deal with Kimberly-Clark, company works to expand Fox Valley plant. 
3:38am
WSAW. 7 Investigates: Child protective services workloads. 

Economy/Business

4:24pm
WISN. State threatens to withhold tax credits from Foxconn unless contract is changed. 
3:03pm
The Verge. Showdown in WisConn Valley.
10:22am
CNBC. China and U.S. reach phase one trade deal that includes some tariff relief and agriculture purchases. 
3:40am
Milwaukee Biz Times. It took until 2018 for Milwaukee County's economy to reach pre-recession levels. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:31pm
Door County Daily News. Manure storage hitting emergency levels. 

Statewide

10:11am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Police staffing rises, staffing levels fall. 

3:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Local committees working to ensure accurate U.S. Census count in 2020. 
3:37am
WTMJ. Report: Violent crime up, police presence down in Wisconsin cities. 

Courts

10:18am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Building stronger bridges. 
10:16am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. James M. Schoenecker. 

4:13pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin judge: 234K voter registrations should be tossed. 
4:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dane, Iowa counties challenge power line approval, says regulators abused discretion.

Education

4:34pm
UW-Madison. Clinical trial for Ebola vaccine developed at UW-Madison underway in Japan. 
2:28pm
UW System. Presidential Search Committee seeks public input.
10:15am
UW-Stout. University counselor: Anxiety can increase during finals, holidays. 
4:03am
Cardinal Stritch University. Announces $2.5 million gift to support students, academic programs and activities.

3:49am
La Crosse Tribune. UW-La Crosse gets preliminary approval for building projects. 
3:39am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW-Oshkosh offering early retirement incentives to faculty, staff. 
3:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. MPS referendum task force recommends district pursue first referendum in 26 years, punts on dollar amount. 

Local

2:30pm
City of Madison. GreenPower leads light change for big energy, monetary savings. 

3:28am
WTMJ. Milwaukee Police Department endorses change to immigration arrest policy. 

Congress

3:24pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Urges congressional leadership to pass No Budget, No Pay. 
3:23pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Statement on articles of impeachment. 
10:41am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Wisconsin senators provide recommendations to White House for district court vacancy.
10:19am
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Votes against weak impeachment articles after partisan committee markup. 

3:33am
Politico. Lawmakers reach a bipartisan deal 'in principle' to fund the government. 
3:32am
The Hill. Senate Republicans air complaints to Trump administration on trade deal.
3:31am
The Hill. Senate bill would give DHS cyber agency subpoena powers. 

Politics

4:07pm
Church for 7th Congress. ICYMI: Doubles down on being a political outsider and Trump supporter from the beginning in first debate. 
3:52am
RPW. Statement on the announcement of the Wisconsin Trump Victory Leadership Team. 
3:50am
Tiffany for 7th Congress. Dominates at Wausau No Better Friend Forum. 

3:48am
The Hill. Trump neck and neck with top 2020 Democrats in Wisconsin: poll. 
3:47am
Reuters. Poll shows impeachment hearings had little sway on Wisconsin voters. Wisconsin State Journal.  U.S. News & World Report. 
3:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP candidates in 7th Congressional District race spar on labor law, both claim close Trump ties. WSAW.

Thursday December 12, 2019

Governor

4:23pm
Gov. Evers. Building Commission approves projects. 

Legislative

4:30pm
Rep. Hutton. Introduces bill to combat "Porch Pirates."
4:24pm
Rep. Summerfield. GOP Weekly Radio Address: It's time to pass the USMCA.
4:15pm
Wisconsin Property Taxpayers. Sen. Testin names 2019 Property Taxpayer Champion. 
12:08pm
Sen. Erpenbach, Rep. Pope. Democrats introduce bills to protect property taxpayers from run away voucher costs. 
10:34am
Sen. Bewley. Weekly Democratic Raadio Address: Get covered today!

4:12am
Wisconsin State Journal. PFAS bill advances in Wisconsin Assembly amid calls for more action.
4:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. If you harass a ref, you could get hit with jail time or up to $10,000 in fines under this proposed Wisconsin bill. Center Square.
3:57am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Up in smoke: Fitzgerald a quick no on GOP medical marijuana bill.
3:48am
WSAW. Rep. Shankland looks to colleagues to tackle PFAS health concerns. 
3:46am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers introduce bill to legalize medical marijuana. Cap Times. 

State Agencies

4:26pm
DMA. Annual awards banquet to honor past and present Wisconsin National Guardsmen.
3:12pm
Dept. of Financial Institutions. Wiscnsin's State-Chartered Banks post strong third quarter performance.
3:09pm
Dept. of Military Affairs. Wisconsin Challenge Academy will graduate 105 cadets. 
1:32pm
ETF. Latest investment performance. 

Economy/Business

9:31am
Fair Rates for Wisconsin's Dairyland. New study highlights Wisconsin energy producers' $20 billion impact on Wisconsin's economy.

7:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Foxconn confident it has enough jobs to get tax credits for this year, but last year many were disqualified. 
3:43am
New York Times. America's dairy farmers are hurting. A giant merger could make things worse. 

Environment/Outdoors

3:47am
WSAW. Solid waste management professionals team up against PFAS chemicals. WXPR.

Statewide

4:14am
Farms.com Acquires 'State' Ag Connection network from USAgNet LLC.

Courts

3:50am
Wisconsin State Journal. Power line opponents sue Wisconsin Public Service Commission, claim conflicts of interest. 

Education

4:22pm
UW-Whitewater. New master's degree offers UW-Whitewater students more options. 
4:21pm
UW-Whitewater. Agreement reinvigorates engineering program at UW-Whitewater at Rock County.
4:20pm
WAICU. Distributes $63,000 in CIC/UPS Scholarships to students. 

3:58am
Oshkosh Examiner. UW Oshkosh to offer early retirement to up to 300 employees as enrollment falls more than expected. 

Local

1:34pm
Racine Mayor Mason. Racine launches Wisconsin's first statewide, diversified opportunity fund. 
12:06pm
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. Seeks to end "birth tax."

3:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. Lafayette County resolution that sought to prosecute reporters began at the top. 
3:42am
WSAW. Marathon County drafting resolution urging state to fund shortage in prosecutors. 

Congress

4:25pm
Wisconsin AARP. Applauds the House for passing the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act.
4:18pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. U.S. House of Representatives approves bipartisan reform to help lower prescription drug costs. 
4:16pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Urges colleagues to take action on anti-human trafficking legislation. 
4:15pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Speaker Pelosi wasted opportunity to lower prescription drug costs. 
4:18am
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Dairy farmers applaud House OK of agricultural workforce bill.
4:15am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Statement on House passage of NDAA.
4:13am
U.S. Rep. Steil. Supports critical bill for service members. 

7:49am
AP. U.S. budget deficit rises to $209 billion in November. 
4:11am
The Hill. Expiring tax breaks set off year-end scramble. WFRV.
4:02am
Duluth News Tribune. Senate Republicans look to hold short impeachment trial despite Trump's desire for raucous political show. 
3:52am
Fox 11. Connect to Congress: Rep. Gallagher talks impeachment, trade and North Korea. 
3:44am
WEAU. Lawmakers look to shorten suicide prevention hotline number. 

Politics

2:09pm
Marquette University. New Marquette Law School Poll finds no change in impeachment views following end of public testimony. 

3:54am
Wisconsin State Journal. Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly renting office space at state GOP headquarters.