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Senate Calendar: Tuesday, July 7, 11 am.
Senate In Session.

Tuesday July 7, 2015 - Updated 2:43pm

Budget

1:59pm
WI AFL-CIO. No weekends in Wisconsin? Workers and families deserve a day of rest.
1:17pm
State Budget bill: Senate Amendment 2 to Senate Sub. Amendment 1, to Senate Bill 21.
12:29pm
State Budget bill: Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Sub. 1 to Senate Bill 21.
11:08am
Civics Education Initiative. Memo to legislators on civics test graduation requirement. Informational Sheet.
10:50am
UW-Milwaukee Student Association. Reaction to the UW-System budget cut allocations.
10:37am
LFB: 2015-17 and 2017-19 general fund budget.
10:00am
WI League of Conservation Voters. Vote "no" on State Budget.
9:54am
Rep. Gannon. Remains committed to repeal of prevailing wage.
9:51am
One Wisconsin Now. GOP-led State Senate to launch massive raid on K-12 public school funding to support unaccountable private voucher schools.
5:47am
Sen. Larson. Statement on budget secrecy.

1:57pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fitzgerald: Scott Walker's office helped with open records changes.
1:39pm
WKOW. Sen. Fitzgerald says legislative leaders and Governor's office drafted open records changes.
12:24pm
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP Rep. Dale Kooyenga: 'I apologize' for not recognizing scope of open records changes.
12:10pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Partial prevailing wage repeal to be added to state budget.
11:50am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Gov. Walker's historic tax credit cap proposal removed from budget.
5:35am
WEAU. As state budget finalizes, UW-System schools worry diversity classes may disappear.
5:35am
WXOW. State budget doesn't reflect state values, Billings says.
5:17am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Democrats rip GOP on budget, open records.
5:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP senators to make run at repealing prevailing wage law.
4:58am
Beloit Daily News. 1 local rep for records change.
4:41am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Democrats call for new rules on policy items in Wisconsin budget.
4:38am
Wisconsin State Journal. John Nygren, Robin Vos defend open records law changes.
4:37am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Assembly Speaker: Republican leaders knew open records changes were coming.
4:36am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Vos says Assembly Republicans would likely support prevailing wage repeal.
4:34am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW-Madison facing $58.9M cut in state aid.
4:32am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. UW handing down $140M in budget cuts.

Senate Floor Session

1:34pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Senate takes up prevailing wage repeal as Assembly backing grows.
12:01pm
Janesville Gazette. Senate approves trooper deal, comp plan; delays budget debate until afternoon.
4:35am
NBC 15. Wisconsin Senate to take up budget, contracts on Tuesday.

Legislative

11:16am
WI-ACOG, WIAAP, WAFP, WMS. Joint Letter to Members of the Assembly opposing SB 179 & AB 237.
9:06am
LAB: Report: Wisconsin Lottery. Briefing Sheet. Mobile Briefing Sheet.
7:30am
Sen. Carpenter. To take action Tuesday morning re arena. Proposed Motion to Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions.
5:45am
Sen. Taylor. WI Center District excluded from arena hearing.

11:53am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Arena ticket fee could be added to help draw support for Bucks deal.
5:40am
WISC. New bill makes threats against schools, public places a felony.
4:40am
Milwaukee Business Journal. State Sen. Darling: Bucks arena deal 'opportunity of a generation.'

State Agencies

2:35pm
DNR. Weekly news update July 7, 2015.
2:00pm
WEDC. Northwestern Wisconsin manufacturer to expand.
11:09am
DOT.  Governor Walker announces $2.2 million in Lift Bridge Aids to four cities.

11:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR issues smoky air advisory: Once again, blame Canada.

Statewide

10:05am
WMC. Economic Envy.

4:56am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Are transgender rights next in fight for equality?

Courts

8:23am
WI Supreme Court. Office of Lawyer Regulation v. David J. Winkel.
8:22am
WI Supreme Court.  State v. Corey R. Kucharski.
8:22am
WI Supreme Court. State v. Andrew M. Obriecht.
8:21am
WI Supreme Court. Ash park, LLC v. Alexander & Bishop, Ltd.
8:20am
WI Supreme Court. Ronald J. Dakter v. Dale L. Cavallino.
8:16am
District 1 Court of Appeals. Herbert Raymond Glidewell v. Jill Irene Glidewell.

Education

12:51pm
UW-Stout. Promotions, tenure for faculty approved by Board of Regents.
10:29am
UW-Madison. Limited health plans could improve care, reduce costs.
10:27am
UW-Madison. New curators dig in at UW-Madison's public gardens.

5:16am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Fond du Lac educator says staff fleeing district, school officials say otherwise.

Local

12:56pm
Milwaukee County Transit System. Announces strike reimbursement plan. 
11:12am
Sheboygan County District Attorney DeCecco. Help in identification.
10:48am
Milwaukee Alderman Bohl. Work needed toward a multifaceted solution to deadly violence.
8:26am
City of Milwaukee. Youth Council to hear agencies' funding requests for city youth programming.

5:12am
Cap Times. Paul Soglin proposes significant fee hikes for downtown Madison sidewalk cafes.

Congress

2:43pm
U.S. Senate Homeland Security Governmental Affairs. Johnson continues border hearing series: assessing the government's response to unaccompanied minors.
1:49pm
U.S. Reps. Kind, Wittman. Introduce legislation to protect neotropical migratory birds.

9:26am
The Hill. GOP has knives out for school lunch rules.
4:42am
Chippewa Herald. Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law.

Politics

8:38am
DSCC. Five questions still looming for Ron Johnson about his shady campaign finance scheme.

12:50pm
The Hill. Vulnerable Wisconsin GOP senator raises $2M.
6:22am
Governing. True believer: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
6:11am
The Hill. GOP debate countdown: Who's in and who's out?
4:32am
WKOW. Ticket information released for Gov. Walker's likely presidential announcement.
4:31am
Politico. Democrats face narrow path to retake Senate in 2016.

Monday July 6, 2015

Governor

5:37am
Various Groups. Open letter to Gov. Walker regarding Common Core.

Budget

5:14pm
Wisconsin Rural Water Association, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Municipal Environmental Group-Water, Wisconsin Water Association. Letter regarding removing budget provision on extension of water and sewer service between municipalities.
4:52pm
State budget: Senate Sub. 1 to SB-21. Assembly Sub. 1 to AB-21.
4:44pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Governor Walker, legislative leaders jettison changes to state's open records law.
3:25pm
Prevailing Wage (SB-032): LRB-a0105/1 (Sub. Amendment) Leg. Council Memo.
2:21pm
Sen. Risser. Public, press should not forget GOP betrayel of public trust in attempt to gut open records law.
1:54pm
Assembly Democratic Caucus. Many questions remain unanswered surrounding GOP attack on open government.
1:35pm
LFB. Comparative summary of budget recommendations.
1:11pm
AFP. Releases new ads encouraging lawmakers on prevailing wage.
12:33pm
League of Women Voters. Statement on anonymous attempt to gut open records law.
12:31pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. Supports new prevailing wage reform plan.
12:30pm
Rep. Hutton. Prevailing Wage reform: a win for Wisconsin taxpayers.
11:51am
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Dimitrijevic. Responds to proposals that would wipe-out public transparency and erase checks and balances in Milwaukee County government; requests that Assembly and Senate remove item #67 in Motion #999 from the state budget.
11:45am
AARP. Thanks JFC for listening and responding to seniors' voices in state budget draft.
9:18am
Rep. Considine. Column: Citizens deserve transparency from their legislators.
9:07am
Rep. Gannon. "Throw me in jail!"
8:36am
Sen. Carpenter. Republican leadership ignores arena reality.
5:08am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Tell your legislators and the governor what you think of their attempt to blind you last week.
5:05am
SPJ Madison. Letter to Gov. Walker and legislative leaders regarding open records.

1:13pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. UWM takes biggest hit as campus budget numbers released.
1:12pm
NBC 15. UW-Milwaukee to take biggest hit under state budget.
12:01pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. County Board cut out of land sales, including Park East and O'Donnell, in state budget addition.
11:55am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Anticipating cuts, UW campuses assess faculty, staff volunteering for buyouts.
9:30am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker office operating as if proposed open records exemptions are law.
9:15am
Cap Times. Joe Parisi: Wisconsin Legislature is 'picking on' Dane County.
5:43am
Duluth News Tribune. Budget cuts could jeopardize Belknap project.
5:40am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Transportation budget will slow Fox Valley highway project, lawmakers say.
5:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Pipeline operator insurance plan was tailored to benefit Enbridge, critics say.
5:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. With budget, Bucks arena and abortion on the agenda, lawmakers face busy week.
5:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. State budget provision exempts Enbridge from Dane County insurance requirement.
5:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: End state's witless attempt to hide public records.
4:55am
Beloit Daily News. Prevailing wage divided by politics.
4:52am
Janesville Gazette. Loudenbeck supports changes to weaken open records law.
4:50am
ABC News. Gov. Walker and Wisconsin GOP retreat on open records limits. Chippewa Herald.
4:49am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. GOP lawmakers, Scott Walker abandon open records changes. USA Today.
4:46am
Sun Prairie Star. Walker vows changes to open-records rewrite but is mum on his role.

Legislative

4:35pm
Rep. Carpenter. Statement regarding first responder shot in Milwaukee.
3:09pm
Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health. Medical community continues to speak out against abortion ban.

3:30pm
Milwaukee Business Journal. Bucks' Feigin: If arena deal not approved, NBA will move team to 'Las Vegas or Seattle.'
2:10pm
Janesville Gazette. Milwaukee Bucks president urges Wisconsin lawmakers to devote $250 million to new arena.
12:59pm
WBAY. Democrats on budget committee complain about Bucks arena hearing.
12:06pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Legislature takes up Bucks arena deal.
10:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. High stakes public hearing on arena deal set for today.
5:21am
Racine Journal Times. Sen. Wanggaard: Milwaukee arena deal not a Miller Park repeat.
5:11am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Bucks arena deal benched.
5:03am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Twin Cities stadium sets a development precedent for Bucks arena.

State Agencies

10:51am
WI Lottery. Juneau County man wins $60,000 Badger 5 jackpot.
10:32am
OCI. Administrative actions June 2015.

Economy/Business

9:31am
Wisconsin Ag Connection. Wisconsin, U.S. cheese production increased in May.

Education

4:24pm
UW-Madison. Brain imaging shows how children inherit their parents' anxiety.
12:07pm
UW-Madison. Collaboration promotes well-being in the workplace.
10:19am
UW-Madison. Protein suggests a new strategy to thwart infection.

Local

1:15pm
Milwaukee Alderman Witkowski. An attack on the caregivers.
9:28am
Hearts for Healing. Motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the Midwest come together for little girl fundraising ride to help survivor in "Slender Man" case.
5:38am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Deputies arrest 8 drunken drivers in Operation Drive Sober.
5:06am
Milwaukee County Transit System. Reminder: Free bus rides.

4:57am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Politics of immigration take root in Walker's hometown.

Congress

11:47am
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Announces staff mobile office hours.

Politics

9:30am
Feingold for U.S. Senate. Ron Johnson's third week of silence.

6:08am
The Hill. The 10 Republicans most likely to win the GOP's 2016 nod.
5:44am
Bloomberg. Scott Walker heads into 2016 race with wins on gun sales, union dues.
5:00am
Washington Post. Scott Walker' wife, toughened by life, adds steel to candidate's spine.
4:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker hopes to turn Midwest roots into campaign strategy.
4:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A view from inside the Walker campaign.

 

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