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Friday December 7, 2018 - Updated 3:19pm

Governor

12:33pm
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes announce Next Generation Workforce and Economic Development Policy Advisory Council.

12:58pm
Fox 6. Governor Scott Walker holds out hope for another run at Kimberly-Clark.
4:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers say he will appoint UW regents who are independent thinkers, not 'acting as an employee of mine.'
4:11am
Fox 11. Evers visits Appleton, plans to talk to Walker about lame-duck legislation.

Extraordinary Session

3:05pm
Rep. Barca. Be consistent and be gracious, veto lame duck bills. Letter to Gov. Walker. Memo regarding budget vetoes.
2:36pm
Various Organizations. Letter to Gov. Walker regarding veto of Extraordinary Session bills.
1:53pm
Rep. August. Column: Protecting our reforms.
1:49pm
Wisconsin Association of School Boards. Letter to Gov. Walker requesting veto of provisions of SB-884.
1:08pm
Sen. Bewley. Don't buy the snake oil.
10:30am
Sen. Stroebel. Praises Senate, Assembly action.
10:08am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Urge Governor Scott Walker to veto lame duck session legislation.
4:34am
Wisconsin's Green Fire. Statement on Extraordinary Session Substitute Amendment 1 to SB-884.

3:19pm
Chicago Tribune. Bipartisan group appeals to Wisconsin governor to veto bills: 'What do you want your legacy to be?'
3:12pm
U.S. News & World Report. Effort to weaken governor stirs separation-of-powers debate.
2:30pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sheldon Lubar says Scott Walker signing lame duck plans would 'destroy' him.
12:30pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Lame-duck bill would change WEDC job verification requirements.
10:13am
Marshfield News Herald. Scott Walker says he regretted acting quickly with Act 10. He may do it again on lame-duck legislation.
4:57am
Janesville Gazette. Local clerks react to early-voting bill.
4:50am
USA Today. Wisconsin Legislature speaker: Skip the outrage. We're doing our job.
4:25am
WISC. What a lawsuit could mean for Democrats following GOP power-stripping measures.
4:22am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. GOP Sen. Robert Cowles: Party 'crossed the line' in limiting Tony Evers' powers.
4:20am
Sheboygan Press. Tony Evers urges business leaders in Appleton speech to back him against legislation limiting his powers.
4:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. Lame-duck session focus turns to what Scott Walker will do.
4:10am
U.S. News & World Report. GOP tries to hamstring incoming Democratic attorneys general.

Legislative

3:06pm
Reps. Steineke, Nygren, Steffen, Tauchen. Local lawmakers applaud federal funds for Hwy 29 interchange.
2:03pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Announces new communications director.

4:14am
Fox 11. Future of Kimberly-Clark still undecided following lame-duck session in Madison.
4:13am
Wisconsin Radio Network. No deal to save jobs at Neenah Kimberly Clark plant.

State Agencies

10:17am
WEDC. Wisconsin companies invited to take part in global trade venture to Mexico in February.
4:31am
ETF. New ETF drop box for documents.
4:31am
OCI. Administrative Actions November 2018.

4:58am
WBAY. Target 2 Investigates: State studies deregulating occupational licenses.

Economy/Business

3:17pm
CNBC. Dow tumbles more than 500 points, wipes out gain for the year to cap wild week on Wall Street.
10:23am
Reuters. U.S. job growth cools in November, monthly wage gains modest.

Statewide

10:12am
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Recruiting the new generation of local elected officials.
10:07am
Wisconsin Dental Association. Wisconsin dentists lead the fight against opioid addiction.

3:09pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Health costs a burden for Wisconsin's middle-income families.
10:20am
WTMJ. FBI launches new campaign to identify public corruption.
4:37am
The Hill. CDC: Romaine lettuce still making people sick.
4:26am
WDIO. Report: U.S. health spending hits $3.5T but growth slows.
4:20am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Census data: Minnesota beats Wisconsin on high-speed internet access, too.
4:15am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Great Lakes Compact Council approves changes to rules guiding water diversions.

Courts

10:15am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Faith N. Reed.

Education

3:08pm
UW-Platteville. Valedictorian works towards Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
3:07pm
UW-Platteville. To celebrate 201st commencement.
1:08pm
Marquette University. Two Jesuits elected to Board of Trustees.
12:24pm
UW System. Leadership commends UW-Stevens Point leadership at Regent meeting.

4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Board of Regents approve plan to pursue 6 percent pay increase for UW System employees.

Local

10:16am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Sheriff's deputies, local police officers volunteer for 12th annual "Shop with a Cop."
4:32am
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. County moves to take control of jail medical services.

4:09am
Fox 6. 'A very large jump:' Suicide rate at an all-time high in Milwaukee County in 2017, with 156 deaths.

Congress

12:25pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Murkowski. Bipartisan legislation to improve access to maternity care in rural and underserved areas passes Senate.
10:10am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Announces nearly $20 million for Brown County highway project.

4:23am
Reuters. Congress approves short-term spending bill to avert government shutdown.

Thursday December 6, 2018

Governor

4:14am
WSAW. Evers, Barnes announce inauguration date, nonprofit partner.

Budget

3:29pm
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin. Encourages Legislature to work with Evers on public defender reimbursement.

Extraordinary Session

3:58pm
LFB. December 2018 Extraordinary Session bills as passed by the Legislature.
12:59pm
Rep. Macco. Statement on the Extraordinary Session.
12:52pm
Bewley for 25th Senate. If they had done their jobs, they would have kept their jobs.
12:03pm
Rep. Brandtjen. (Updated) Governor's power embedded in the constitution.
11:17am
Sen. Cowles. Statement on Extraordinary Session.
10:48am
Sen. Miller. Weekly Democratic radio address: Lame Lame-Duck Session.
9:25am
Sen. Carpenter. Governor Walker: What will your message to Gov.-elect Evers be?
9:23am
Sen. Darling. Democrats flip flop on pre-existing conditions.
5:30am
Sen. Marklein. Statement on and summary of the Legislature's Extraordinary Session.

4:47pm
Milwaukee Ald. Zielinski. Lame-duck session measures not in tune with Milwaukee, region.
2:54pm
AP. Appeals to Scott Walker: Don't stain legacy, veto bills.
10:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Changes to state highway funding rules passed during lame-duck session.
10:22am
NBC 15. Wisconsin's Walker weighing bill signings.
10:18am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. What the pre-existing conditions vote in Wisconsin's lame duck session means.
10:17am
Washington Post. Republicans in Wisconsin, Michigan push to curb power of newly-elected Democrats.
10:11am
New York Times. Wisconsin Republicans defiantly move to limit the power of incoming Democrats.
9:38am
Isthmus. Capitol "coup."
9:29am
The Hill. Dem senator accuses Wisconsin Republicans of 'power grab.'
5:19am
Fox 6. 'Wisconsin should be embarrassed:' Gov-elect Evers will ask Walker to veto lame-duck legislation. Wisconsin State Journal. WXOW. Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter.
5:17am
New York Times. Wisconsin, limiting governor, borrows a page from North Carolina's book.
4:42am
WKOW. Opponents consider lawsuits if lame-duck legislation becomes law.
4:41am
U.S. News & World Report. Democrat says he'll appeal to Walker to veto GOP power play. Cap Times. 
4:38am
Fox 11. "Functioning government": State Democrats, Republicans react to lame-duck session.
4:37am
Governing. Lame-duck power grabs aren't new, but Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan are 'more aggressive.'
4:34am
WISC. How Wisconsin Republicans changed lame-duck session bills before passing them Thursday.
4:32am
WTMJ. Ozaukee County voters weigh in on governor/attorney general power limitations.
4:30am
Wisconsin Public Radio. During marathon session, Republicans pass legislation bringing health care changes.
4:28am
Cap Times. Wisconsin's extraordinary session: Is absentee voting in Wisconsin a fairness issue?
4:26am
Racine Journal Times. Racine area officials respond to special session.
4:25am
Daily Reporter. Highlights of bills passed by Wisconsin Republicans.
4:24am
Appleton Post Crescent. Wisconsin lawmakers reject bill to protect pre-existing conditions, scale back Democrats' power. NBC 15.

State Agencies

4:46pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
2:40pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Holly Jolly winning ticket sold in Marinette County.
2:39pm
DWD. Awards Wisconsin Fast Forward Grants to six technical colleges.
12:05pm
OCI. Consumer alert: Phone solicitation for health insurance plans.
12:00pm
DHS. CMS approves temporary extension of SeniorCare.
9:52am
Wisconsin Lottery. Asks players to gift responsibly this holiday season.
9:24am
WEDC. Foxconn's investment in Wisconsin named 'Deal of the Year' by Mid-America Economic Development Council.

Economy/Business

2:41pm
WEC Energy Group. Announces plans to increase dividend.
9:27am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Reform federal disability insurance to help address Wisconsin's labor shortage.

9:59am
Reuters. U.S. trade deficit hits 10-year high; job growth slowing.
9:54am
CNBC. Dow drops more than 550 points, bringing its 2-day losses to more than 1,300 points.
4:20am
Milwaukee Biz Times. WEDC, MMAC say DRS expansion is a win for region.
4:16am
Reuters. Tariff effects broaden across U.S., wage growth higher: Fed.
4:14am
WDIO. Economist: Shortage of skilled workers curbs Midwest economy.

Statewide

4:29am
Chippewa Herald. Census: Wisconsin incomes up, poverty down; digital divide yawns.
4:17am
WKBT. Many diabetics are skimping on insulin because of high cost.
4:15am
The Hill. Carbon emissions to hit record high in 2018: study.

Education

2:43pm
UW System. Regents approve 3% annual increases in 2019-21 pay plan.
12:04pm
UW-Madison. Engineering students design sustainable system for rural school.

Local

10:57am
Forest County Potawatomi Community. Potawatomi take aggressive steps to end opioid abuse in Forest County.
9:50am
E.M. Wasylik Associates. Celebrates 20th anniversary.

4:18am
WJFW. Opioid deaths lead Forest Co. Potawatomi to launch major ad, law enforcement campaign.

Congress

2:42pm
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Rubio. Bipartisan legislation to spur small business investment heads to president's desk.

4:21am
Duluth News Tribune. Trump signs Coast Guard bill with new ballast rules.
4:17am
WQOW. Senator Baldwin claims new farm bill a win for WI, calls for firm promises on trade.