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Friday February 14, 2020 - Updated 4:58pm

Governor

8:45am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for Register of Deeds of Walworth County.

10:44am
The Hill. Wisconsin governor sets up unique redistricting panel. 
3:55am
Wausau Daily Herald. Wisconsin Hmong residents still without answers on possible deportations, as leaders decry 'failed policy.'
3:54am
WTMJ. Gov. Tony Evers sends letter to Sec. Michael Pompeo over Hmong deportation fears. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Legislative

4:54pm
Rep. Neubauer. Statement on the Republican property tax plan. 
4:02pm
Rep. Gundrum. Continues to stand with Wisconsin taxpayers. 
3:52pm
Rep. Plumer. Supports GOP tax package. 
2:30pm
Rep. Macco. Proud to support tax package that moves Wisconsin into twenty-first century. 
2:29pm
Rep. Kitchens. Supports Assembly's surplus plan. 
2:13pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Bring Open Meetings Law into the 21st century. 
2:01pm
Rep. Emerson. Statement on Republican tax proposal. 
1:43pm
LFB. AB-910/SB-821: Reducing the individual income tax, providing a property tax exemption, and reducing state general obligation debt. 
1:17pm
Sen. Shilling. School funding and property tax relief in jeopardy.  LFB Memo.
1:13pm
Rep. Krug. Child fatality in Plainfield a terrible tragedy that must not be repeated. 
1:10pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Youth justice advocates express concern over calls to delay closing of Wisconsin juvenile detention facilities. 
1:05pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Republican tax plan. 
1:03pm
Rep. Ballweg. Tax cut plan announced. 
1:02pm
Gov. Evers. Statement regarding Assembly Reublicans' announcement. 
11:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin's Native American communities share their priorities in annual State of the Tribes Address live on February 18 at WPR.Org. 
11:09am
Sen. Fitzgerald. Praises tax cut plan. 
10:13am
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation. Statement on Assembly livestock siting legislation. 
10:11am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Supporting farmers AND protecting natural resources. 
10:03am
LRB.  Ransomware Attacks: Lessons for Wisconsin State and Local Government. 
9:09am
Coalition on Wisconsin Aging & Health Groups. Bipartisan Assembly Committee on Health votes unanimously for legislation to protect patients from harmful PBM practices. 
4:06am
ACLU of Wisconsin. Testifies in support of bills aiming to combat mass incarceration. 

1:48pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republicans unveil proposed income tax cut. 
1:47pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Republicans unveil plan to reduce debt and cut income and business taxes. 
11:27am
Cap Times. Future of Mendota Mental Health expansion uncertain, awaits final approval from lawmakers. 
11:21am
WEAU. Wisconsin Republicans propose $250 million income tax cut. 
3:52am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers push personhood amendment. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
3:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP bill would give farm groups more control over Wisconsin livestock siting standards. 
3:49am
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans introduce farm siting bill as session winds down. Wisconsin State Journal
3:41am
Center Square. Wisconsin lawmakers look to allow choice students to play traditional high school sports. 
3:39am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. State budget committee approves dropping lawsuit against former UW-Oshkosh administrators. 
3:37am
WSAW. Horse owners hopeful as bestiality bill goes to Gov. Evers desk. 

State Agencies

10:12am
WEDC, DWD. Host "Veteran-Ready Wisconsin Summit."
10:04am
DNR. Outdoor Report. 
10:01am
Wisconsin Claims Board. Decision in claim of: Derrick Sanders. 

Economy/Business

3:43am
Daily Reporter. Port Milwaukee getting $31.3M agriculture-export operation.

Environment/Outdoors

3:44am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Army Corps of Engineers: Record high water levels to continue in 2020.

Statewide

2:03pm
AP. Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits U.S. kids. 
11:19am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin sees 100 flu hospitalizations in half a day. 

Courts

9:07am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Charles L. Neill, IV.
9:06am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Town of Wilson v. City of Sheboygan. 

2:08pm
Reuters. U.S. states reject $18 billion proposal to settle opioid lawsuits, discussions ongoing: sources. 
11:11am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin high court approves Kohler golf course annexation. 

Education

1:09pm
UW-Stout. Alumna has moment to remember with artwork appearing at Oscars. 
1:08pm
UW-Eau Claire. International Poetry Reading participants sought. 
1:07pm
UW-Eau Claire. 'Thursdays at the U' to focus on Census 2020.
1:00pm
UW System. Kicks off second round of All In Wisconsin tour stops at UW-Milwaukee. 
12:59pm
UW-Eau Claire. Student, faculty and alumni show: 'Elemental' set for Feb. 22-23. 
12:58pm
Carthage College. Snap-On CEO Nick Pinchuk announced as 2020 commencement speaker. 
10:43am
Carthage College. Welcomes new trustee.

3:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW System seeks to double online enrollment after failing to meet unfunded budget requirement. 
3:38am
NBC 26. Gillett School District closed Friday due to illness. 

Local

11:31am
City of Madison. Ride the Drive 2020 announced. 
11:17am
City of Madison. Closer to possible flooding solutions: Engineers to share data collected. 
10:02am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Community leadars launch push for Census jobs and complete count. 
4:07am
Greater Whitewater Committee. Chancellor Dwight Watson speaks at GWC annual meeting. 

Congress

1:06pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calling on EPA to deliver on promises made in PFAS Action Plan. 
11:18am
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Condemns Pompeo deportation of Hmong people. 
9:18am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Raises alarm on Trump decision to divert funding from Wisconsin manufacturers to fund border wall. 
4:04am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Introduces bill to combat illicit arms trafficking. 
4:03am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Breaking the ice: Introduces bill to strengthen Great Lakes winter commerce. 

1:51pm
WBAY. Sen. Baldwin blasts plan to divert millions for Oshkosh Defense to border wall.
11:14am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Oshkosh Corp. orders could be slashed under plan to divert $3.83 billion for Mexico border wall. 
3:35am
Politico. Pentagon to shift $3.8 billion for fighter planes, ships toward border wall. 

Politics

3:53pm
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals. Announces 2020 Spring Primary Election endorsements. 
1:11pm
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from David Clarenbach. 

3:59am
WISN. Accusations of a 'Bloomberg buyout' angering some Wisconsin Democrats. 
3:58am
Cap Times. Madison absentee voting surpassing record-breaking 2019 spring primary. 
3:56am
WAOW. Wisconsin politicians and candidates address potential Hmong deportation. 
3:42am
WDIO. Zunker, Dale discuss plans for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District. 
3:42am
Fox 6. 3rd-party mailing gives Wisconsin voters some wrong info: 'We received a lot of calls on it.'
3:40am
WSAW. 7 Investigates: Sen. Tom Tiffany's record of Lincoln Hills policies. 
3:34am
WAOW. One-on-one with Jason Church. 

Thursday February 13, 2020

1:20pm

Governor

1:12pm
Gov. Evers. Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo regarding Hmong and Lao.

3:09am
Cap Times. Wisconsin census panel holds first meeting one month before 2020 effort will start. 
2:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers asks Trump for federal aid for lakeshore damage; state eligible for $10 million. 

Legislative

3:45pm
Rep. Pronschinske. Presents Al Kochenderfer with Hometown Hero award. 
3:37pm
Wisconsin Conservation Voters. A thinly veiled attempt by polluters to influence unbaised groundwater standards process. 
3:34pm
WMC. Urges caution on dark store legislation with serious shortcomings. 
3:29pm
Rep. Vining. Introduces "Epi Access" legislation. 
3:11pm
Sen. Larson. Announces the "Wisconsin Promise Program."
1:20pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. GOP bill would allow guns in places of worship. 
1:19pm
Various Elected Officials. Letter to WI Congressional Delegation regarding Hmong Lao U.S. residents. 
12:00pm
Rep. Sargent. Wisconsin's promise. 
10:01am
Rep. Oldenburg. Authors bill allowing sportsmen to cross railroads. 
8:55am
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Statement on so-called "personhood" legislation (AJR 130). 
8:04am
Wisconsin School Counselors Association. School counselors meet with state legislators during annual Afternoon on the Hill. 

1:30pm
Cap Times. Lawmakers scrap wedding barn regulations in bill to extend bar time during Dem convention. 
3:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. DNC bar hours bill could apply statewide. 
3:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. GOP lawmakers approve funding for just 4 of 6 new youth prison facilities. 
3:21am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin lawmakers scrap plan for new youth prisons. Fox 11. 
3:20am
Cap Times. Bills to protect water in Wisconsin receive budget committee approval. 
3:14am
WKOW. Bill to lower prescription drug costs and reform pharmacy benefit managers receives hearing. 
3:07am
Daily Reporter. Lawmakers approve 3 legal settlements under lame-duck laws. 
3:05am
Daily Cardinal. Wisconsin small businesses urge lawmakers to close tax loophole that helps 'big box' businesses. 
3:04am
Jewish Chronicle. At public hearing, Holocaust bill has support from speakers, legislators. 
2:57am
WTMJ. Future not promising for Wisconsin GOP bill for tracking untested sexual assault evidence kits.
2:56am
WFRV. Dealing with a dentist shortage in rural Wisconsin with 'Bailey's Bill.'
2:53am
Baraboo News Republic. Baraboo School Board lobbies state legislators on private school vouchers, school funding. 
2:50am
WTMJ. Lawmakers propose allowing all Wisconsin bars to extend bar hours during DNC.

State Agencies

11:56am
DMA. Federal grant opportunity approaching for Wisconsin nonprofit organizations facing security risks. 
10:09am
Coalition for More Responsible Transportation. Statewide coalition urges WisDOT, Gov. Evers to prioritize transit with $75M Multi-Modal grant program. 
8:53am
WEDC. City of Park Falls receives $250.000 state grant to support renovation of lodging facility. 

3:14am
NBC 26. DNR to tear down Potawatomi State Park Observation Tower. 
3:11am
WJFW. DNR licenses Oneida Co. mineral drilling exploration; forthcoming ordinance could increase environmental protections. 
3:06am
WEAU. Lt. Gov. Barnes speaks on climate change impact in WI.
3:02am
Fox 6. Wisconsin Elections Commission votes not to send 2 ballots to absentee voters. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  
2:59am
WISN. Wisconsin health officials continue to plan for more coronavirus cases. 

Economy/Business

3:12am
WISN. Kohl's eliminates about 250 jobs. 

3:15am
WBAY. Wisconsin farmers in 14 counties get USDA disaster declaration. 

Environment/Outdoors

7:56am
WXPR. Wisconsin ranks first in environmental protection funding cuts from 2008 to 2018. 
3:16am
WEAU. Wild deer in Dunn Co. tests positive for CWD.

Statewide

3:44pm
Alliant Energy. Be alert! Scammers are back!
3:12pm
We Energies. Control your energy costs in the bitter cold. 

3:17am
WQOW. 28% of state's rural populations unable to access internet. 

Courts

10:07am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Carrie E. Counihan.
10:06am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Roger Choinsky v. Employers Insurance Company.

3:32am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Judge denies early release for 3 repeat drunken drivers though Department of Corrections says they've earned it. 
3:03am
WTMJ. Voters flagged for deletion still live where list says they don't.

Education

3:42pm
Marquette University. Georgia Tech physics professor, former LIGO spokesperson to present Coyne Lecture. 
3:35pm
UW-Stout. High school students bring culinary skills to Recipe for Excellence. 
3:33pm
Alverno College. Community Conference will explore women's empowerment from suffrage to #MeToo movement.
1:33pm
Marquette University. And UW-Madison help Sen. Baldwin win 2020 'Champion of Science' award from The Science Coalition. 
1:22pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Smith, Rounds & Fischer. Launch new Senate Bipartisan Rural Working Group. 
11:41am
DPI. Wisconsin's public libraries receive $3 million federal grant. 
3:27am
UW-Whitewater. Equity and inclusion champion Roger Pulliam has passed away. 

3:26am
UW-Platteville. Lancaster Community Fund to sponsor scholarships for College for Kids and Middle University. 
3:26am
UW-Platteville. Philosophy program rated great value in nation. 
3:25am
UW-Platteville. Pioneer Players tackle an American tragedy in Eugene O'Neill's 'Long Day's Journey Into Night.'
2:49am
Center Square. Advocates want Wisconsin to change how it teaches reading. 

Local

3:44pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Abele. Statement on the appointment of Mary Triggiano as Chief Judge in Milwaukee County.
9:43am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. County moves forward on two significant land conservation projects. 

3:16am
WKBT. Resolution to make Monroe Co. a second amendment sanctuary discussed. 
3:12am
WJFW. 2A Sanctuary Resolution likely headed to Tuesday vote at Langlade Co. Board meeting. 
3:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Northern Wisconsin communities moving forward on housing study. 
3:00am
Wisconsin Public Radio. 'We haven't plateaued': Milwaukee County's fatal drug overdoses reach record high. 

Congress

3:30pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Votes for war powers resolution that passes Senate with bipartisan support. 
3:13pm
U.S. Reps. Steil, Moore. Urge President Trump to provide federal aid to southeast Wisconsin.
1:13pm
Wisconsin Environment. Senate introduces Clean Economy Act. 
9:58am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces $15.9 million federal grant for Port Milwaukee. 

9:12am
Reuters. Nine U.S. lawmakers who were once on food stamps ask Trump not to shrink program. 
3:31am
WQOW. Sen. Johnson presses health officials on coronavirus response. 
3:21am
CNBC. U.S. deficit surges 25% in fiscal 2020 and is $1.1 trillion over the past year. 

Politics

3:47pm
Edge Messaging. What everyone can learn from Iowa Caucus debacle. 
9:59am
Karofsky for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Two regional teachers' associations endorse.
9:34am
Sargent for 16th Senate. Announces endorsement from Michael Jones. 
3:29am
Katzenmeyer for 15th Assembly. Bipartisan bill to end sexual assault kit backlog crisis remains unheard. 

2:54am
La Crosse Tribune. Dan Kapanke to again challenge Jennifer Shilling for Senate seat. 
2:47am
Tomah Journal. Gov. Tony Evers will stay neutral for now in Democratic presidential race.