Friday May 14, 2021 - Updated 11:49am

Governor

11:49am
NFIB Wisconsin. Wisconsin small business owners unable to fill job openings. 
11:30am
Governor signs Hmong-Lao Veterans Day bill. 
10:32am
Gov. Evers. Signs bill designating May 14 as Hmong-Lao Veterans Day, orders flags to half-staff. 
9:11am
Gov. Evers. Seeks applicants for coroner of Green Lake County. 

4:10am
WQOW. Gov. Evers visits airport; talks Starlink, broadband internet

Budget

4:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP leader says no to more funding for Wisconsin Black Historical Society, says people can look at obscure display in Capitol
4:16am
La Cross Tribune. Budget committee votes on funding for Veterans Affairs, declines funding for Black Historical Society
4:09am
Fox 11. Wisconsin budget battle: GOP cuts vacant jobs, Dems urge collective bargaining expansion
4:08am
Fox 6. Budget hearing comments 'racist,' Wisconsin lawmaker says
4:07am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Proposal Would Give $10M To State Veterans Homes

Legislative

11:28am
Rep. Hebl. Teams up with League of Women Voters to talk national popular vote. 
10:10am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Dialing-in funding for broadband. 
10:09am
Rep. Behnke. No mask mandate in schools.
9:13am
Rep. Steffen. Calls on local governments to repeal mask mandates. 

4:13am
Chippewa Herald. Disability rights advocates push back against GOP voting legislation

State Agencies

10:09am
DATCP. Ginseng Board of Wisconsin Election Period Now Open
9:58am
DNR. Find Your Adventure During Free Fun Weekend

4:12am
U.S. News & World Report. DNR Moves to Stop Night Wolf Hunt, Cut Registration Window

Economy/Business

10:30am
Fox Cities Chamber.
Bazaar After Dark, License to Cruise, and Appleton's Octoberfest return to Fox Cities social calendar. 

4:13am
Racine Journal Times. How much does Wisconsin not having a job search requirement for unemployment benefits affect worker shortage?
4:11am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Brewers games will return to full fan capacity next month
4:09am
WTMJ. Easing restrictions spurs Milwaukee-area festivals to re-evaluate summer events

Coronavirus

4:17am
AP. ‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks
4:17am
WISN. New CDC mask guidelines shock businesses, city
4:15am
Wisconsin State Journal. Dane County health agency plans 'update' next week following CDC guidance for fully vaccinated
4:15am
Cap Times. Dane County mask order remains in effect as officials review new CDC guidance
4:11am
USA Today. CDC lifts indoor mask guidelines for fully vaccinated people. What does it actually mean?
4:10am
WFRV. Outagamie Co. removes facial coverings requirement, effective immediately
4:09am
WISC. Dane County nears herd immunity benchmark as 12-15 year olds start getting their shots

Education

9:12am
UW-Stout. Berglund receives May University Staff Appreciation Award

Local

4:10am
WKBT. Campbell to contract with Davy Engineering to study solutions to PFAS contamination
4:08am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee Begins Planning For Nearly $400M In Federal Aid

Congress

10:08am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Applauds Committee Passage of Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen American Manufacturing and Create Jobs Across the Country

4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. More Than 100 Scientists Ask Biden Administration To Restore Protections For Gray Wolves
4:08am
WXOW. Sen. Baldwin blames Trump election lie for stalled election reform bill

Thursday May 13, 2021

Governor

1:28pm
Gov. Evers. And WEDC announce pilot program to test SpaceX internet service in Eau Claire County.
11:10am
Gov. Evers. Delivers radio address on Joint Committee on Finance vote to gut Badger Bounceback Agenda. 

4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers: Small Businesses Will Remain A Priority For Federal COVID-19 Aid, Despite Funding Cut
4:14am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Promises to Preserve Grants in Face of Less Stimulus

Budget

4:15pm
Sen. Jacque, Rep. Edming. Legislative budget plan aids county veterans' programs. 
1:54pm
For Our Future WI Action Fund. Essential Frontline Workers Press For Freedom To Collectively Bargain

Legislative

4:23pm
Rep. Snodgrass. Local State Representative, Oneida Leader, Rural Sign Maker Subject of Political Documentary, “Swing Country”
1:52pm
Rep. Dittrich. Supports citizens making voices heard. 
11:26am
Rep. Allen. To hold third budget listening session.
9:01am
Rep. Loudenbeck. Bill heads to Governor's desk. 
4:22am
Rep. Stubbs. Statement on Senate Bill 216 Passage through Senate Committee on Insurance, Licensing, and Forestry.

4:20am
La Crosse Tribune. Disability rights advocates push back against GOP voting legislation
4:19am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wisconsin Republicans seek to join lawsuit challenging Biden stimulus provision on tax cuts
4:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Disabled voters say Republican efforts in Wisconsin Legislature will make it harder for them to cast ballots
4:16am
NBC 26. Wisconsin disabled community opposes election law changes

State Agencies

4:01pm
DPI. Three Wisconsin high school seniors receive national honor
1:31pm
WHEDA. Seeks projects for National Housing Trust Funds
11:41am
DOA. Wisconsin Launches Data Project to Help Community Advocates & Policy Experts Track and Respond to Evictions
11:06am
DNR. Wisconsin NRB Virtual Meeting May 26
9:02am
DATCP. To Survey for Gypsy Moth in 47 Counties
4:22am
ETF. GIB Approves New Health Plan, Minor Benefit Changes, and Pre-Tax Savings Account Changes

Economy/Business

9:36am
Dairyland Power Cooperative. Collaborating on new workforce training opportunity. 

2:54pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee, Green Bay Among Wisconsin Cities Facing Major Lifeguard Shortages
4:17am
WTMJ. Milwaukee-area businesses eyeing Labor Day for mandatory return to the office

Coronavirus

2:12pm
CDC. Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
1:16pm
Survival Coalition. Update May 11: COVID Cases and Deaths Among People with Disabilities and Older Adults in Wisconsin
9:54am
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Offers COVID-19 vaccinations for 12-15 year olds. 
4:23am
DHS. Wisconsin Now Offering COVID-19 Vaccinations to Children Ages 12-15

4:24pm
WISC. PHMDC to update public health order next week in light of CDC masking guidance
2:43pm
WTMJ. 'Return to a version of normal': City of Milwaukee to ease COVID-19 restrictions on June 15
1:24pm
The Hill. CDC says vaccinated can take masks off indoors and outdoors
1:12pm
Reuters. CDC to ease mask guidance for vaccinated people -- sources
1:10pm
CNBC. CDC to say fully vaccinated people don’t need to wear face masks indoors or outdoors in most settings
4:19am
Wisconsin State Journal. COVID-19 vaccination extended to more youth as Gov. Tony Evers mulls vaccine incentives
4:17am
WAOW. Oneida County becomes first in area to surpass 50% with at least one COVID-19 vaccine
4:14am
WXPR. Governor Urges People to Get Vaccinated as CDC Recommends Pfizer Vaccine for Kids as Young as 12
4:13am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Health Officials: Vaccinators Ready As CDC Advisors OK COVID-19 Vaccine For Children 12 To 15

Environment/Outdoors

11:28am
Wisconsin's Green Fire. Releases report assessing wetland protecitons in Wisconsin.

Statewide

4:02pm
Marshfield Clinic Health System. Stevens Point hospital reaches construction milestone

Courts

4:15am
U.S. News & World Report. Suit Challenges Restaurant Aid Priority to Women, Minorities

Education

2:44pm
Marquette University. Marquette hires first director of Black student initiatives
2:10pm
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Leads House Effort to Declassify Intelligence Surrounding Lab Leak Hypothesis
2:09pm
UW-Eau Claire. Resilience in action: Tressa Lange
2:09pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. School Choice Wisconsin Ensure MPS Follows the Law, Provide Transportation Benefits to Private School Students
1:31pm
UW-Stout. George Floyd-inspired While Black Project hopes to shed light on microaggressions
11:42am
UW-Platteville. Senior design team revitalizes Cuba City’s Presidential Plaza, project recognized by WEDC
11:42am
UW-Platteville. Compeer Financial grants $10,000 to UW-Platteville Dairy Pilot Plant at Pioneer Farm
11:09am
Wisconsin Medicine. Livestream: The Future of Heart Care. 
4:21am
UW-Stevens Point. To offer six outdoor Commencement ceremonies May 21-22

4:17am
CBS 58. Waukesha School Board votes to make masks optional in schools

Local

11:07am
City of Madison. Greater Madison Music City Receives $50,000 Our Town Grant From National Endowment for the Arts
11:07am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Announces New Efforts to Curb Congestion and Emissions from Traffic
9:02am
Dane County Cities & Villages Association. Elects 2021-22 Executive Committee. 

4:15am
WKBT. Trempealeau County committee approves Second Amendment sanctuary resolution

Congress

1:13pm
Protect Our Care. NEW VIDEO: Protect Our Care Releases New Video With Patients Across the Country Calling for Action on Skyrocketing Drug Prices
11:25am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on Israel and Hamas. 
11:08am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. And Colleagues Introduce Resolution to Create Glioblastoma Awareness Day
9:06am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Ernst. Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Transportation Access for Workers and Families