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#LocalGovMatters – Election Wrapup

This week Gwyn meets with Jerry Deschane, Executive Director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, and Mark O’Connell, Executive Director...
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#LocalGovMatters – What’s Next?

The elections are over and it’s time to start preparing for the remainder of this legislative session and the beginning...
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Thursday November 15, 2018 - Updated 5:12pm

Governor

4:36am
Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes announce transition website, communications director.

4:14am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers low-key on GOP efforts to limit his power.
4:14am
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers declines to draw red line on Legislature limiting executive power.
3:53am
WSAW. Governor-elect meets with students to discuss careers in construction. WAOW.

Budget

4:32am
WKOW. Gov.-elect "confident" to increase education budget by 10% despite GOP doubts.
3:55am
Reuters. U.S. state spending exceeds $2 trillion in fiscal 2018: report.

Legislative

5:10pm
Rep. Hintz. Statement on Republican plan to change election dates.
9:57am
Rep. Hesselbein. Democratis Weekly Radio Address: Veterans Day.
9:09am
Sen. Shilling. Appoints Erpenbach, Johnson to serve on Joint Finance Committee.
4:34am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Citizens vote to raise property taxes to pay for schools.

4:29am
Fox 6. 'This is an invitation to corruption:' Wisconsin state lawmakers exempt themselves from open records rules.
4:24am
Wisconsin State Journal. Immigrant rights groups press for Wisconsin driver's licenses for 32,000 residents.
4:13am
Beloit Daily News. Can they find way to work together?
4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Kimberly-Clark Corp. workers, local officials urge lawmakers to approve state incentives.
4:07am
WBAY. Fate of Kimberly-Clark bill up in air after special hearing.
4:07am
WISC. 'This is not Foxconn': Supporters fight for Kimberly-Clark $100M deal, other lawmakers oppose plan.
4:02am
Cap Times. Kimberly-Clark says it would invest $500 million in Wisconsin with incentive package, but bill still lacks votes.
4:01am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. GOP lawmakers hold hearing on $70 million deal for Kimberly-Clark but are short of votes.
3:58am
Governing. Sore losers or necessary checks? Wisconsin Republicans seek to limit new Democratic governor's authority.

State Agencies

5:12pm
DOC. Inmate apprenticeships provide valuable skills after release.
5:11pm
DATCP. Confirms CWD-positive deer in Portage County.
5:08pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
12:11pm
DWD. Announces Wisconsin Fast Forward Jump Start program.
12:09pm
DHS. Mental health grant awards to asist youth in need.
12:08pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin unemployment rate remains at or below 3 percent for record 9th straight month.
4:37am
ETF. Group Insurance Board approves contract extensions, maintains continuity.

4:04am
WXOW. State tourism hopes families are in giving spirit.

Economy/Business

4:09am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin's economic growth among nation's slowest in Q2.
4:08am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Komatsu can earn tax credits on jobs added since April 2017.

Statewide

10:36am
Wisconsin Dental Association. Recognizes 17 for contributions to dentistry, public oral health.
9:48am
Wisconsin Office of Rural Health. Four Wisconsin communities presented with rural health awards.

4:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson talks recent election results, state's future. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
3:52am
WDIO. Postal Service in red ink for 12th year as letter mail drops.

Education

5:08pm
UW-Stout. Technology education students design, build robots for friendly competition.
1:51pm
Marquette University. Marquette professors receive $525,000 grant to research a new 'green' catalyst.
12:07pm
Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. Announces free leadership conference.
11:08am
Evidence-Based Health Policy Project. To host Capitol briefing on suicide prevention among youth and young adults.
10:38am
Marquette Univerity. Receives $597,000 from federal government to support financial and educational needs of doctoral students in electrical engineering.
9:56am
UW-Madison. After 20 years, stem cells mean business in Wisconsin.
9:50am
UW-River Falls. Holiday choral concert presented.

4:18am
Washington Post. Armored school doors, bulletproof whiteboards and secret snipers.

Local

5:09pm
Clean Wisconsin. Applauds Lafayette County Board members who stood up for clean water.
1:10pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Waukesha County Parks announces new annual sticker price for disabled veterans and former prisoners of war.
12:59pm
Milwaukee Ald. Bauman. Amendments pass to repair roads and tackle neighborhood blight.
12:58pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on recently passed Dane County budget.
10:34am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Thank you, Mike Crivello, for your dedicated service to Milwaukee.

Congress

2:05pm
Washington Post. Veterans aren't getting their GI Bill payments - becaue VA's 50-year-old computer system broke.
4:00am
The Hill. Trump throws support behind criminal justice bill.
4:00am
The Hill. Defense strategy report warns of grave erosion in U.S. military superiority.
3:51am
U.S. News & World Report. Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise.

Politics

9:46am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Ernst. Introduce bipartisan legislation to protect and expand rural broadband.
4:33am
Adamczyk for 14th Assembly. Statement on the 14th District canvas.

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Governor

11:35am
Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker: 'Decent thing to do' is stay quiet during Tony Evers transition.

Legislative

4:19pm
Rep. Nygren. Advocates for Marinette Kimberly-Clark plant.
11:51am
Rep. Spreitzer. Re-elected to leadership position as Democratic Caucus Chair.
11:48am
MacIver Institute. Reminds Wisconsin why Kimberly-Clark bailout is a bad idea.
9:55am
One Wisconsin Now. GOP pushes tax giveaway plan that pays more for fewer jobs.
8:43am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Kimberly-Clark incentives are wrong, unnecessary.

11:58am
U.S. News & World Report. Kimberly-Clark bill faces bipartisan opposition.
4:11am
WSAW. Wisconsin Democrat vows to bring back redistricting bill.
3:50am
Appleton Post-Crescent. Rohrkaste gives Kimberly-Clark inventive bill 50-50 chance.
3:49am
Governing. With election over, transportation advocates eye 2019 battles.
3:47am
WXOW. Assembly Democrats pick Hintz as minority leader again.

State Agencies

2:57pm
WHEDA. Foundation awards $162,800 in 2018 housing grants to Milwaukee County.
2:56pm
DATCP. Gypsy moth populations decrease in 2018.
10:13am
DWD. Governor Walker urges workers eligible for disaster unemployment assistance in nine counties to apply.
4:05am
ETF. WRS preliminary investment performance.

12:08pm
WISC. News 3 Investigates: Multi-million dollar state project to overhaul online benefits system stalled.
3:52am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Wisconsin rape kits generate 560 DNA matches, half from new potential suspects.

Economy/Business

10:31am
Reuters. U.S. farmers scramble to contain trade-war damage, find new markets.
4:09am
Bloomberg. Trump trade war fallout could haunt U.S. soy farmers for years.
3:48am
USA Today. A handgun for Christmas: Wisconsin company decides to buy firearms for every employee this holiday season.

Statewide

1:10pm
Wisconsin Brewers Guild. Wisconsin craft breweries raise the flag for independence.
11:55am
Badger Institute. Partners in Hope: A journey of second chances.
11:50am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Prepares a feast of special programming for Thanksiving Day.
10:01am
Wisconsin Policy Forum. Focus #22: Under the gun on conservation funding.

Courts

12:04pm
WQOW. Lawsuit seeks to maintain federal gray wolf protections.
3:53am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Federal court allows Assembly to intervene in Wisconsin's gerrymandering case.
3:45am
WISC. Lawsuit alleges DOJ chaplain program is unconstitutional.
3:44am
Fox 11. Group files lawsuits to stop Back Forty Mine.

Education

4:21pm
UW-Platteville. Industry partnership leads to new opportunities in building construction management.
4:20pm
UW-Platteville. Hosts 46th annual High School Mathematics Contest.
10:49am
UW-Stout. Tajikistan native lives her American dream at UW-Stout.
9:15am
UW-Madison. Venom shape untangles scorpion family tree.

3:54am
Wisconsin Public Radio. School report cards show more districts meeting expectations, but absenteeism rising.

Local

1:54pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Signs 2019 Dane County budget.
1:01pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. 2018 Alix Olson Award winner, Holly Storck-Post.
11:56am
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Elected to NLC National Black Caucus post.
4:06am
Milwaukee Common Council. Amended 2019 budget creates watchdog position, adds health outreach positions, and establishes neighborhood COP houses.
4:04am
Racine Mayor Mason. Statement on final passage of city budget.

Congress

3:00pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Reforms to protect the Great Lakes included in bipartisan Coast Guard reauthorization.
11:04am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Moran. Introduce bipartisan legislation to expand access to chiropractic health care for current and former military personnel.

3:57am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Sen. Ron Johnson says broken system must be fixed before admitting more immigrants.
3:46am
NBC 15. Congressman-elect Bryan Steil arrives on Capitol Hill, begins work to replace Paul Ryan.