Friday February 5, 2016 - Updated 6:26pm

Governor

1:37pm
Gov. Walker. Attends Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Forum.

12:06pm
Portage Daily Register. Walker tells Portage audience economy on upswing.
5:02am
NBC 15. Gov. Walker signs bill upping penalty for hiding corpses.

Legislative

4:45pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Seeks legislative study on access to civil legal services. Letter.
1:39pm
Sen. Petrowski. Six bills signed into law.
12:14pm
One Wisconsin Now. Students and borrowers call for reforms not empty rhetoric to stem crisis of college affordability and loan debt.
12:11pm
Reps. Taylor, Johnson. Circulate lead testing bill.
11:29am
Rep. Taylor. Letter to DOC Sec. Wall regarding possible water contamination at Fox Lake Correctional Institution.
9:00am
Rep. Nygren. Statement on JFC passage of TAD program legislation.
8:38am
Feyen for 18th State Senate District. Statement regarding Fitzgerald's County Executive bill.
6:10am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Farmers seek action and answers at the Capitol.

12:46pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Sponsor of Unfair Sales Act repeal bill: Lawmakers' support isn't there.
12:08pm
Cap Times. Bipartisan bill would require life jackets for children under 13 in Wisconsin.
12:05pm
Oshkosh Northwestern. Budget gamble faces Wisconsin lawmakers.
6:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Amid talk of belt tightening, budget committee OKs spending on new bills.
5:31am
Cap Times. Dredging is point of concern in GOP bill aimed at changing DNR authority over Wisconsin lakes.
5:13am
Cap Times. Stalking, domestic abuse and human trafficking protection bill clears Wisconsin Assembly committee.
5:13am
Chippewa Herald. Finance committee OKs dementia bills.
5:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Committee OKs changes to state's logging tax credit program.
5:09am
Appleton Post Crescent. Russ Feingold laments GOP student debt plan.
5:08am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Senate committee approves online voter registration bill.
5:06am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Term limits proposed for Wisconsin governor, lawmakers.
5:05am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin lawmaker aims to ban late-night budget votes.
5:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. GOP lawmakers agree with $20 million limit on new spending this year.
5:01am
Badger Herald. Lawmaker introduces four new bills to address Wisconsin's drug abuse problem.

State Agencies

4:18pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Dodge and Portage County residents claim $154,000 Badger 5 jackpot.
4:17pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Germantown man claims $50,000 Powerball ticket from the $1.5 billion dollar jackpot run.
8:40am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Feb. 8-12.
6:09am
DNR. Outdoor Report.
6:09am
DATCP. Value-added counselors can provide technical assistance.

4:47pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR officials screen records requests before documents released.
5:30am
La Crosse Tribune. Milwaukee County to pursue Lincoln Hills alternative.

Economy/Business

12:12pm
Boardman & Clark. Labor & Employment Update.

10:18am
Washington Post. The seven states that are doing much worse than the rest.
8:41am
Reuters. U.S. job growth slows, unemployment rate at eight-year low.
5:12am
La Crosse Tribune. Friday's jobs report could ease US recession fears. Or not.
4:59am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Minnesota company working to buy Wisconsin Caterpillar plant.

Environment/Outdoors

5:34am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Report: Great Lakes states need $80B for water, sewer fixes.

Statewide

9:34am
Midwest Food Processors Association. Tout Wisconsin vegetable production.
6:12am
Wisconsin Women in Government. Seeks nominations for Legacy and Rising Star Awards.

5:04am
WKOW. Former Tomah VA "Candy Man" doctor opening private practice, as state investigation into his medical license lingers.
5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Number of Wisconsin residents enrolled in Obamacare climbs 16%.

Courts

6:26pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three unnamed petitioners v. Peterson - order.

Education

1:41pm
UW-Platteville. Pioneer Players to present 'Eurydice.'
1:40pm
UW-Madison. Brauer: Better diversity training is built on research, not intuition.
1:39pm
One Wisconsin Now. Private schools line up for public cash through unaccountable school voucher program.
11:28am
UW-Madison.  Three finalists chosen for vice chancellor for university relations.
11:25am
UW-Stout. Discovery Center, class help farmer with fence cart invention.
9:32am
UW-Madison. Board of Regents honor faculty research, innovation with Regent Scholar spotlight, grants (day 1 news summary).

12:47pm
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Regents committee OKs new tenure policy.
5:10am
Wisconsin State Journal. Rebecca Blank: UW-Madison spent at least $8M to retain professors after budget cuts, tenure changes.

Local

12:46pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. County Board goes on records opposing any sale of county parks.
5:32am
Racine Journal Times. Racine, Waukesha mayors debate lake diversion.

Congress

4:05pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Comments on Judge Randa move.

12:49pm
The Hill. Obama: Low gas prices make now right time for oil tax.
9:54am
The Hill. Obama to push $10-per-barrel oil tax for green transportation plan.
5:37am
Badger Herald. US congressman proposes plan to make college more affordable.
4:58am
The Hill. Senate panel praises OPM nominee despite subpoena.

Politics

11:26am
RPW. Citizen legislator Ron Johnson leading fight on national security, care for veterans, and jobs.
9:52am
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Walker money machine rolls on to protect his Supreme Court pick.

3:05pm
The Hill. Vulnerable Republican defends attendance record: 'I've been working like a dog.'
3:03pm
WAOW. Sen. Johnson: Jobs, health care as important as terror fight.
6:04am
Cap Times. Joe Donald's Wisconsin Supreme Court campaign trolls Rebecca Bradley with her own footage.
5:48am
Reuters. In contentious debate, Clinton and Sanders both claim 'progressive' mantle.
5:33am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Gorski, Krug to vie for 72nd Assembly seat.
5:32am
Marshfield News Herald. Ribble among 2010 House Republicans eyeing exit.

Thursday February 4, 2016

Governor

3:00pm
Sen. Lassa. Governor signs official notice bill.
2:10pm
Rep. Kleefisch. Blaze pink legislation signed into law.
2:01pm
Rep. Novak. Governor signs increased access of medical information for adoptees.
11:43am
Gov. Walker. Signs 21 bills into law.
10:31am
Gov. Walker. Highlights economic success at Governor's Conference on Economic Development.
9:58am
Gov. Walker. Weekly radio address.

12:24pm
Fox 11. Walker signs blaze pink hunting bill, 20 others.

Legislative

4:06pm
Sen. Lassa. USO Wisconsin Month celebrated at grand opening.
3:02pm
Sen. Stroebel. Senate committees hear testimony on SB 569, 570, 697 and SJR 75.
12:19pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. What happened to student loan relief?
10:28am
DWD Sec. Nominee Allen. Confirmation hearing testimony.
10:22am
Western Wisconsin Cares. Applauds introduction of legislation to protect Wisconsin's most vulnerable.
10:21am
Lakeland Care District. Applauds legislation protecting Wisconsin's most vulnerable.
10:20am
Community Care Connections of Wisconsin. Applauds introduction of legislation to protect Wisconsin's most vulnerable citizens.
10:19am
ContinuUS. Lauds bill to protect Wisconsin's most vulnerable.
9:57am
Rep. Mason. Democratic Weekly Radio Address.
9:20am
Rep. Ballweg. 12th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship.
5:09am
Jefferson County Veterans' Services Office. Hasty legislative changes will make accessing federal and state veterans benefits more difficult for veterans and their families.
5:07am
Voces de la Frontera. Bill to block local IDs advances, hundreds of immigrant families & supporters vow to continue to build opposition.

3:04pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Districts with voucher students fear funding cut.
1:00pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bill dredges up concerns over future of Wisconsin lakes.
12:49pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  Lawmakers to take up bills on heroin, dementia care.
12:22pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Proposed change to public school revenue limits could cost schools $22 million.
9:34am
Janesville Gazette. Editorial: It's past time to get drunks off state's roads.
5:26am
WKBT. State, federal politicians propose new legislation to help reduce student loan debt.
5:01am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Bills to allow online voter registration, bar local IDs.
4:57am
Cap Times. Assembly bill aims to ease regulations on state's fish farm industry.
4:57am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly committee OKs Dane County zoning bill. Cap Times
4:55am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Opponents decry water utility privatization bill.
4:47am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Immigrant advocates blast proposed limits on local ID cards.
4:46am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Bill would loosen lake dredging regulations.
4:45am
Wisconsin Public Radio. New bill would forgive student loans for fledgling farmers.
4:40am
Chippewa Herald. Elections committee backs bill limiting local photo IDs.
4:37am
Daily Reporter. DNR had 161 high-cap well applications as of December.
4:35am
Fox 11. Concerns raised about state senate water utility privatization bill.
4:34am
Fox 6. "This is law-making:" Cooper School students push to make bicycling Wisconsin's state exercise.
4:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Senate majority leader predicting tough 2017 state budget.

State Agencies

1:49pm
DOT. Wisconsin State Patrol is recruiting for troopers and inspectors.
1:48pm
Milwaukee County Board Chariman Lipscomb. County Board unanimously adopts alternatives to allow placement of juveniles in Milwaukee County.
12:12pm

DNR. Parcel recommendations submitted to Natural Resources Board for second phase of DNR land sales.


1:01pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. County to remove 170 teens from state youth prisons.
12:26pm
Janesville Gazette. DNR identifies 82 parcels to sell per budget mandate.
5:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. County could opt for expanded detention center over Lincoln Hills.
4:59am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Corrections official: Lincoln Hills supervisor cleared.

Economy/Business

9:32am
WEC Energy Group. Posts 2015 fourth quarter and full-year results.

4:48am
Duluth News Tribune. Enbridge calls regulatory action on Sandpiper "unlawful and unreasonable."

Environment/Outdoors

4:56am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Counties ask for wind farm health study.
4:42am
Janesville Gazette. Janesville officials confident lead pipes don't pose threat to local water.

Statewide

9:00am
Wisconsin Policy Reserach Institute. Minimum markup law putting squeeze on consumers. Report.
5:06am
Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin. Banaszynski named to Insurance Business America's Hot 100.

4:30am
La Crosse Tribune. Wisconsin, neighbors show mixed report cards on smoking -- with too many F's.

Courts

4:03pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Three Unnamed Petitioners v. Peterson - Unnamed movants No. 2, 7, and 8's memo in opposition to intervenors' motion to amend. Unnamed movant No. 6's memo in opposition to motion to amend. Letter to AG Schimel.
10:36am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Walter M. Stern, III.
10:35am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Hoffer Properties, LLC v. Wisconsin DOT.

Education

5:07pm
UW-Stevens Point. Student-veterans book launch is Feb. 17.
4:05pm
UW-Madison. Chancellor Blank highlights achievements, need for investment.
1:50pm
UW-Stout. Professor, student picked for Wisconsin Artists Biennial exhibit.
1:46pm
MPS. State's only H.S. opera program - at MPS' Milwaukee HS of the Arts - sets Feb. 5 performance.
12:16pm
UW-Madison. Researchers home in on why female newborns are better protecteed from brain injury.
11:50am
DPI. 19 schools plan to participate in Racine voucher program.
11:49am
UW-Madison. Small-scale protein production a big business for UW spinoff.
11:48am
DPI. 135 private schools register for Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.
10:34am
Marquette University. Engineering researcher finds chemical in soaps linked to antibiotic resistance.
10:24am
UW-Madison. Lithium battery catalyst found to harm key soil microorganism.

5:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. Another tough budget could mean 70 to 80 staff cuts for Madison schools.
4:40am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Schools strained by kids' mental health woes.
4:33am
Daily Cardinal. Wisconsin one of nine states to cut funding for higher education, report says.

Local

3:01pm
Milwaukee County Board Chariman Lipscomb. County Board unanimously approves resolution to protect parks.
12:10pm
Madison Economic Development Division. Retail improvement grant program.

4:44am
La Crosse Tribune. Buffalo County sand mine voted down after well-attended public hearing.
4:39am
Marshfield News Herald. PSC reprimands Curtiss for well.

Congress

4:07pm
U.S. Rep. Ryan. Statement on President Obama's $10 oil tax.

4:41am
Beloit Daily News. Editorial: 'Made in America' must be the norm.
4:29am
WBAY. Sen. Johnson says borders aren't secure.

Federal Agencies

4:37am
The Hill. Pentagon chief unveils plan to buy more ships, aircraft and munitions.

Politics

5:12pm
Bradley for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Realtors Association endorses.
2:06pm
RPW. ICYMI: Russ Feingold is a Washington-turned career politician.
12:20pm
One Wisconsin Now. Change of plans? State high court candidate Rebecca Bradley coordinates with right wing group to boost her campaign.

12:49pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Liberal group: Ron Johnson failed to respond to charges of wrongdoing at Tomah VA.
5:00am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. State Sen. Roger Roth won't run for Congress.
4:38am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: State is obligated to raise Voter ID awareness.
4:32am
Milwaukee Journal Setinel. Ron Johnson's identity challenge with voters.