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Friday October 20, 2017 - Updated 4:01pm

Governor

1:44pm
Gov. Walker. Requests nominations for 2017 Governor's Financial Literacy Awards.

Legislative

1:36pm
Sen. Erpenbach, Rep. Sargent. Column: Funding Elections Commission staff ensures secure and efficient elections.
11:19am
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. Launches statewide radio ad campaign.
10:39am
Health Without Harm Coalition. (Updated) Welcomes the introduction of AB-549 and AB-550 in the Wisconsin Assembly.
4:51am
Sen. Taylor. Parole troubles continue as GOP judiciary members confirm Gabler.
4:49am
Rep. Tusler. Advances domestic violence protection agenda.
4:49am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Audit Committee focused on protecting veterans' care at King.

11:31am
Beloit Daily News. Wisconsin Assembly bills target Alzheimer's, dementia.
5:28am
WEAU. Potential to make 1st offense OWIs in Wisconsin a criminal offense.
4:37am
Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Wisconsin bill would make animal sex a felony. It's a misdemeanor right now.
4:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. AARP seeks state, federal family care benefits.
4:32am
Beloit Daily News. Replacing Green Bay prison considered by panel.
4:22am
WISC. Democratic bill hopes to end practice of shackling inmates during childbirth.

State Agencies

4:01pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin posts 2nd highest number of manufacturing jobs year-over-year, leads Midwest in 12-month growth rate.
3:56pm
DATCP. CWD-positive white-tailed deer found on Waupaca County hunting ranch.
3:44pm
DOR. Collections, first quarter FY2018.
12:33pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Oct. 23-29.
12:20pm
DOT.  Gov. Walker announces over $108 million in payments to local governments.
11:26am
DSPS. Meetings, week of October 23.
5:30am
DATCP. Cyber Security Awareness Month - daily tips, week 4: Safety on the go (mobile devices).
4:45am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

12:27pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Teen inmate used pepper spray on guards as records detail chaos at Wisconsin's juvenile prison.
4:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin corrections secretary: Juvenile prison safe despite assault of teacher.

Economy/Business

3:55pm
DPW. Wisconsin can't afford another Foxconn "nuclear bomb."
4:40am
Green Bay Packer, Microsoft. Join forces to drive economic growth, job creation in Wisconsin.

4:47am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Packers and Microsoft to pour $10 million into Green Bay incubator.
4:41am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Trump says Foxconn will be 'fantastic plant' and thinks it will be in Wisconsin.
4:38am
WBAY. Silicon Valley comes to Titletown: Packers, Microsoft announce $10M tech lab.
4:36am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin sees both job growth and unemployment rate increase in September. 
4:23am
WKOW. Local businesses keen on Amazon coming to Madison.

Courts

3:48pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. DNR caves to big dairy.

Education

12:30pm
UW-Platteville. Annual crime scene event explores forensics field.

1:12pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UW mulls MBA program changes that may include focus on older students.
4:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Nebraska company buys Madison-based Great Lakes Educational Loan Services for $150 million.
4:25am
Daily Cardinal. Report finds UW-Madison transacted misdirected checks and funds.
4:24am
WXOW. UW-La Crosse Foundation president responds to transaction questions.

Local

4:28am
Fox 6. Angered over proposal's veto, aldermen threaten "no confidence" vote against Chief Flynn.
4:21am
WQOW. Eau Claire County committee considers repealing living wage ordinance.

Congress

3:46pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Cosponsors bipartisan legislation to stabilize health insurance market and help lower costs for Wisconsin families.
10:45am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Pushes for more health care reforms on MSNBC.
4:50am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Statement on Senate budget resolution.

4:31am
Politico. Ryan's friends flee as frustration with Trump grows.
4:29am
Bloomberg. U.S. Senate adopts budget, giving momentum to Trump's tax-cut plans.
4:27am
Beloit Daily News. Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong support.
4:24am
WJFW. Duffy on bi-partisan Obamacare deal: 'What kind of reform do we get?'

Politics

3:43pm
DPW. Vukmir and Nicholson endorse increased healthcare costs on Wisconsinites.
12:31pm
One Wisconsin Now. At least 925,000 reasons why right-wing Florida group produces campaign-style video promoting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. 
10:40am
RPW. ICYMI: Governor Walker ready to keep moving Wisconsin forward.
4:45am
Anderson for Governor. Saturday's biggest kickoff.

Thursday October 19, 2017

Governor

4:31pm
Gov. Walker. Wisconsin's bond rating upgraded to AA+ by Fitch Ratings.
1:21pm
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address: Broadband Expansion Throughout Wisconsin.

Budget

11:53am
Ozaukee County DA Gerol. Letter to One Wisconsin Now Director Ross.

Legislative

4:55pm
Rep. Edming, Sen. Petrowski. Bill to crackdown on poachers advances.
3:20pm
The Water Council. Supports Wisconsin WINS Act.
3:09pm
BioForward. WINS Act will promote and expand innovation in Wisconsin.
3:07pm
Rep. Shankland. Wisconsin remains "America's Dairyland."
3:07pm
Sen. Darling, Rep. Neylon. Wisconsin Workforce and Innovation Network for Success.
3:04pm
Rep. Subeck. Testifies on bill to limit shackling of incarcerated women during labor and childbirth.
2:46pm
Wisconsin United to Amend. Rep. Scott Allen sides with crony captalists.
11:27am
Sen. Ringhand. Weekly Democratic radio address: Democrats promote expanding Family Medical Leave.
11:22am
One Wisconsin Institute. State Senate committee to consider 'riot' legislation.
11:16am
Rep. Hebl. Seeks to eliminate state trail fees.
10:49am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Testimony in opposition to 'riot' bills.
10:46am
Speaker Vos. Statement: Alzheimer's and dementia legislative package.

1:36pm
Fox 11. Proposed bill, that looks at closing Allouez prison, gets another public hearing.
12:45pm
Wausau Daily Herald. Wisconsin lawmaker's tweets about roofing company raise ethics questions.
4:56am
WXOW. PRAT legislation officially introduced in assembly, senate.

State Agencies

2:43pm
DATCP. Waupaca County is site of newest Ag Enterprise Area.
1:23pm
Wisconsin Lottery. $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Kenosha.
12:11pm
AFSCME Council 32. Attacks on staff continue at Lincoln Hills.
11:56am
DOT. Lt. Gov. Kleefisch recognizes rest area maintenance workers, 30th anniversary of Rest Area Maintenance program.
11:29am
DWD. Office of the Commissioner of Insurance approves program providing worker's compensation premium credit for hiring apprentices.
10:52am
One Wisconsin Now. ICYMI: Wisconsin Election Commission head recent statements on voter ID law.

1:40pm
Wisconsin State Journal. DOC chief: State needs more prison space before 2020.
1:38pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin prison chief says troubled youth prisons are safe.

Economy/Business

2:02pm
Wisconsin Technology Council. Emerging firms will pitch over two days at 2017 Wisconsin Early Stage Sympsium.
1:04pm
WMC. Wisconsin Manufacturing Month: Video highlights opportunity for women.
12:21pm
DWD. Number of private-sector jobs in Wisconsin reaches all-time high in September.
12:04pm
Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. BPM Paper achieves Wisconsin Green Professional for third consecutive year.

1:00pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Michigan offered Foxconn $3.8 billion for flat-screen plant, still lost to Wisconsin's $3 billion bid.
12:54pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Foxconn offers jobs, supply chain - but where will Wisconsin get the workers?
4:35am
Milwaukee Biz Times. WEDC to require Foxconn to hire CPA to verify job numbers.
4:34am
WTMJ. State lawmaker: Major problem found in Foxconn contract.
4:34am
Racine Journal Times. Foxconn financing vehicle moves ahead.

Statewide

4:56pm
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Dave Clausen recognized as a Backyard Hero.
11:55am
The Cornucopia Institute. Don't water down organics - keep soil in organic agriculture.

5:14am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Another Wisconsin cow sets new milk production record.
4:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Mild La Nina will likely mean a colder winter with average pile of snow in Wisconsin.

Courts

3:40pm
Wisconsin Water Alliance. Statement regarding recently announced settlement between the Dairy Busines Association and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
12:27pm
Dairy Business Association. Wins victory in settlement of lawsuit with state regulators. Notice of Voluntary Dismissal. Settlement Agreement.
11:06am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Janet L. Heins.

1:26pm
McClatchy DC. Wisconsin DNR settles CAFO lawsuit.

Education

3:39pm
School Choice Wisconsin. Parental Choice Programs continue to grow.
12:51pm
UW-Madison. New center seeks to foster religious dialogue on campus.
12:22pm
UW-Madison. Learning computer 'assistant' can simplify complex chip design challenges.
11:54am
WISCAPE. More reflections on the proposed UW Colleges and UW-Extension restructuring.
11:21am
UW-Madison. H7N9 influenza is both lethal and transmissible in animal model for flu.
11:19am
WEDC, UW-Oshkosh. New $1.2 million initiative aims to boost exports and foreign investment in Wisconsin.
11:08am
Marquette Univesity. University of Pennsylvania professor to keynote Klement Lecture, Oct. 30

12:44pm
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Central Wisconsin ACT scores: How 23 high schools performed.
5:20am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Conversion of two more former Milwaukee schools to apartments proposed after state law expires.
4:46am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW internal review: Illegal foundation deals were isolated to UW-Oshkosh. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:44am
La Crosse Tribune. $184,000 for UW-L stadium among payments identified in UW System audit.
4:44am
Wisconsin Public Radio. UW report questions $5.3M in transactions between campuses, foundations.

Local

4:41pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Orders saturation patrols for speed enforcement.
2:48pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Madison launches state's first winter salt certification program.
11:25am
Marsy's Law for Wisconsin. "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" event fights domestic violence and sexual assault in Green Bay.
11:15am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County expands driver's license program to six more school districts.
10:54am
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on sale of Oscar Mayer to Reich Company.

5:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Latest Milwaukee County pension mistakes to cost up to $3.3 million to fix.
5:18am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Native American leaders meet in Milwaukee, push for climate action.
5:17am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Barrett touts Chicago, Madison proximity in region's bid for Amazon HQ2. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:55am
WKOW. Startling new numbers show heroin overdoses at new high in Madison.
4:43am
La Crosse Tribune. Trempealeau County officials say District Attorney Taavi McMahon 'derelict in his duties.'
4:38am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin counties join lawsuit against opioid drug manufacturers.

Congress

1:05pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Applauds president for supporting welfare reform.
10:48am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Introduces amendment to prohibit tax cuts from increasing the deficit.

1:42pm
Fox 6. Sen. Johnson criticizes Pres. Trump's response on health proposal: "Best to be consistent."
5:09am
Daily Cardinal. Baldwin doubles down on encouraging crackdown of companies that offer scam student loans.
4:47am
Reuters. U.S. House Speaker Ryan urges Senate to repeal Obamacare.
4:33am
The Hill. GOP senator floats changes to bipartisan ObamaCare deal.

Federal Agencies

11:58am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. Von Ruden: Farmer Fair Practices Rule should have been a 'no-brainer.'

1:33pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. U.S. DOT official: Help coming for rural roads.

Politics

1:25pm
Gronik for Governor. ICYMI: WEDC delays vote on Foxconn contract after discovering problem.
1:03pm
Vukmir for U.S. Senate. ICYMI: Leah Vukmir tells Washington to take Wisconsin's lead on pro-life issues.
12:50pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Launches TV ad thanking Governor Walker.
12:12pm
DPW. New Dick Uihlein super PAC ad for Kevin Nicholson.
11:13am
McCabe for Governor. What government does needs to be done for our whole society, not just a few.
10:50am
RPW. While Governor Walker looks to move Wisconsin forward, Democrat candidates for governor offer same failed policy ideas of yesterday.
8:38am
Solutions for Wisconsin. Launches 1st TV ad.

12:56pm
Fox 6. Gov. Walker to officially kick off campaign for 3rd term November 5th in Waukesha.
4:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin GOP Senate candidates Kevin Nicholson and Leah Vukmir weigh in on Mitch McConnell. Wisconsin State Journal.
4:41am
The Hill. FreedomWorks backs Marine veterans in Wisconsin GOP Senate primary.
4:32am
WTMJ. Democrats slam Walker video as "revisionist campaign stunt."

 

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