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#LocalGovMatters – Demographics

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#LocalGovMatters – Inauguration 2019

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Friday January 18, 2019 - Updated 9:15am

Governor

9:15am
Gov. Evers. Announces appointment of Major Anthony Burrell as Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent.
8:54am
ABC for Health. Applauds Evers "common sense" push for Medicaid expansion.

4:12am
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers nears his first showdown with GOP lawmakers on pre-existing condition protections.
4:10am
WKOW. Evers: Wisconsin should take action on climate change.

Legislative

8:53am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Rep. Sargent pushes campaign reform.
8:51am
Sen. Marklein. Column: Making progress with Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
4:17am
Rep. Tusler. Statement on middle class tax cut.

4:26am
WISN. Wisconsin Republicans not ready to support legalizing marijuana.
4:09am
Cap Times. Tony Evers, Republican leaders both want middle-class tax cut, disagree on how to fund it. WJFW. WKOW.
4:08am
La Crosse Tribune. Republicans embrace Evers' middle-class tax cut--with a caveat. Chippewa Herald. Fox 6.
3:52am
U.S. News & World Report. Assembly ready to push victims amendment to next year.

State Agencies

8:56am
Wisconsin Lottery. Badger 5 jackpot won Thursday.

4:00am
WTMJ. New Attorney General Josh Kaul pushing for Red Flag gun legislation.

Economy/Business

4:05am
Politico. Recession warnings pile up as shutdown wraps up fourth week.
4:02am
WEAU. Wisconsin farmers feel impact of government shutdown.
4:01am
NBC 15. More family dairy farms fold: the reason why one local farm called it quits.
3:57am
Reuters. Shutdown clouds outlook for consumer-driven U.S. economic growth.

Statewide

4:00am
WISN. Doctor: Don't call it 'medical marijuana.'

Courts

9:05am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. The Yacht Club at Sister Bay Condominium v. Village of Sister Bay.
9:01am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Joseph R. Laumann.

4:21am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Federal judge blocks lame-duck session's restrictions on early voting. The Hill.
3:59am
WAOW. Tribe appeals rejection of its challenge to mining permit.
3:56am
Racine Journal Times. Defendants sue over state public defender problems.
3:54am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rural defendants sue state over slow attorney appointments.

Local

4:16am
Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lipscomb. Workgroup recommends set of legislative solutions to avert county funding crisis.

4:05am
Milwaukee Biz Times. 'Fair Deal' work group makes recommendations to address Milwaukee County revenue issues.
4:04am
WKBT. La Crosse could have Wisconsin's highest room tax.
3:55am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wood County Board approves medical, recreational marijuana referendums for spring election.

Congress

4:14am
The Hill. State Dept. asks employees to return to work amid shutdown.
4:10am
WXOW. Sen. Baldwin: Partial government shutdown has ripple effect.
3:53am
Politico. Next shutdown victim: School lunches.
3:53am
AP. Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again.

Thursday January 17, 2019

Governor

4:21am
Sen. Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos. Letter to Gov. Evers on AB-1.

4:47am
WISC. Legislators, local group react to Gov. Evers' potential move toward marijuana legalization.
4:33am
Fox 6. 'Do I favor legalization? Yes:' Gov. Tony Evers may call for referendum on marijuana.

Assembly Floor Session

4:42pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Votes to support bill protecting individuals with preexisting conditions. 

Legislative

4:58pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. Cutting taxes for the middle class doesn't have to be a zero-sum game.
4:57pm
Rep. Swearingen. Supports middle class tax break.
4:42pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Announces middle class tax cut plan.
4:35pm
Rep. Rodriguez. Assembly Republicans unveil middle class tax cut proposal.
4:32pm
Rep. August. Supports middle class tax cut.
4:32pm
Rep. Katsma. Plan to cut taxes for Wisconsin middle class families announced by Assembly Republicans.
3:52pm
Rep.Oldenburg. Announces tax cut for middle class Wisconsin families.
3:51pm
Rep. Gundrum. Lauds plan for middle-class tax cut.
3:26pm
Rep. Subeck. Statement on Assembly Bill 1.
3:24pm
Rep. Born. And Assembly Republicans announce middle class tax cut.
3:04pm
Rep. Ballweg. Announces middle class tax cut initiative.
3:00pm
Rep. Edming. Excited to announce initiative for middle class tax relief.
2:59pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on the middle class tax cut proposal.
2:04pm
Rep. Plumer. Supports middle class tax cuts.
2:03pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Excited to deliver tax relief for middle class families.
1:19pm
Gov. Evers. Reaffirms commitment to cutting taxes for middle-class families.
1:16pm
Rep Neylon. Issues statement on middle class families tax cut.
1:15pm
Rep. Tittl. Assembly Republicans to announce middle class tax cut.
1:13pm
Rep. Duchow. Announces tax cuts for Wiscoinsin's middle class families.
1:12pm
Rep. Steffen. Unveils initiative to help Wisconsin middle class families.
12:34pm
RPW. Legislative Republicans continue to fight for hard-working families.
12:33pm
Rep. Summerfield. Recommends middle class tax cut.
12:28pm
Rep. Knodl. Tax relief for middle class families.
12:02pm
Rep. Brooks. Supports tax cut for Wisconsin middle-class families.
11:52am
Rep. Kitchens. Applauds tax cut for middle-class families.
11:51am
Rep. Snyder. Announces tax cuts for WI middle class families.
11:49am
Sen. Marklein. Statement on middle-class tax cut.
11:27am
Speaker Vos; Reps. Steineke, Nygren. Assembly Republicans unveil middle class tax cut proposal.
11:11am
LFB. Proposal to expand the sliding scale standard deduction in tax year 2020.
11:07am
Sen. Darling. Statement on tax cut plan.
11:06am
Rep. Loudenbeck. Statement on middle class tax proposal.
10:58am
Rep. Schraa. Middle class tax cuts.
10:57am
Rep. Nygren. Republicans deliver bipartisan tax cut for middle class.
10:55am
WMC. Supports bipartisan call for middle class tax cuts.
10:41am
Rep. Macco. Supports tax cut for middle class families.
10:40am
Rep. Zimmerman. Excited to work with governor and cut taxes.
8:56am
ABC for Health. Assembly Health Committee drops the ball on preexisting conditions.
4:24am
Rep. Macco. Requests "Open for Business" boards removed from the "Welcome to Wisconsin" signs.

2:46pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Republican lawmakers propose middle-class tax cut.
11:56am
U.S. News & World Report. Republicans offer Evers deal on income tax cut.
11:45am
Wisconsin State Journal. Assembly GOP proposes middle-class tax cut offset with state surplus funds.
11:40am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seek to hire attorneys at taxpayer expense to defend lame-duck laws.
4:44am
Fox 11. State lawmakers push tougher OWI laws.

State Agencies

4:43pm
State Treasurer Godlewski. New chair of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands.
4:34pm
DNR. Outdoor Report.
3:02pm
DCF. Public benefit programs will continue during federal government shutdown.
2:05pm
AG Kaul. Announces senior counsel appointee.
1:14pm
DOR. Collections, December FY2019.
12:27pm
DWD. Wisconsin adds 48,300 total non-farm, 44,900 private-sector jobs from Dec. 2017 to Dec. 2018.
11:55am
DNR. Natural Resources Board to meet January 22-23 in Madison.
10:59am
Lt. Gov. Barnes. Democratic Radio Address: It's a New Day in Wisconsin.
9:57am
Wisconsin Lottery. $5.9 million won in Wednesday's Megabucks drawing.
9:54am
DOA Sec.-designate Brennan. Announces exeutive leadership team.

4:36am
WTMJ. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul says he is an advocate for legalizing medical marijuana.

Economy/Business

4:42am
WISC. Initial claims for unemployment in Wisconsin climb nearly 18 percent since government shutdown began.
4:13am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Shopko files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, plans to close more stores.

Courts

4:33pm
Rep. Neubauer. Court rules in favor of Wisconsin voters, against lame duck plan to change election laws.
3:30pm
Rep. Shankland. Limits on early voting struck down as unconstitutional.
3:22pm
DPW. Statement on federal judge striking down portion of Republican power grab.
3:03pm
One Wisconsin Institute. Federal judge tosses Wisconsin Republican lame duck attacks on voting.
4:25am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts three new cases.

3:13pm
Ashland Daily Press. Ashland, Bayfield county defendants file federal lawsuit.
2:42pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lame-duck lawsuit: Judge eliminates early voting limits.
2:17pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Lame duck voting laws violate 2016 court order, federal judge rules.
4:09am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Ruling on Kinnard Farms will affect all Wisconsin state agencies, court of appeals says.
4:08am
U.S. News & World Report. Planned Parenthood challenges Wisconsin abortion laws. Cap Times.

Education

3:53pm
UW-Stout. Experimental approach brings ceramics student national attention.
3:01pm
WEDC, Center for Technology Commercialization, UW System. Wisconsin ranks third in winning health and life science business grants.
2:59pm
Marquette University. To host prayer service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
11:51am
American Federation for Children. National School Choice Poll shows 67% of voters support school choice.
10:57am
UW-Madison. With fire, warming and drought, Yellowstone forests could be grassland by mid-century.

Local

10:56am
Washington County Office of Emergency Management. Emergency Assistance Program grant applications now available for damages sustained from August 27, 2018 to September 1, 2018.
9:56am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County to acquire additional property along Token Creek to enhance "Suck the Muck" initiative and outdoor recreation.

4:40am
WISN. Sales tax increase being considered as option to fund Milwaukee County venue repairs.

Congress

12:01pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Introduces the 21st Century President Act to clarify that women and LGBTQ Americans can be president.
9:01am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Reintroduces bipartisan legislation to extend community health center funding.
8:58am
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on Cong. Bryan Steil's selection for the House Financial Services Committee.
4:23am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Condemns abortion on House floor.

2:51pm
U.S. News & World Report. Federal judge in Wisconsin strikes early-voting restrictions.
11:57am
AP. Government may have split up thousands more migrant families.
4:38am
WKOW. Wisconsin farmers say shutdown is impacting prices, loans and aid programs.
4:27am
Fox 11. Connect to Congress: Gallagher, Grothman address shutdown.
4:15am
AP. Who blinks first will matter in Trump, Democrats' wall fight.
4:14am
WSAW. Federal prison guards go unpaid while protecting Wisconsin from most dangerous criminals.
4:13am
The Hill. Dems offer measure to raise minimum wage to $15 per hour.
4:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Ron Johnson stands behind Trump on border security.
4:11am
Chippewa Herald. How the government shutdown is affecting Wisconsin.
4:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Shutdown's impact on UW: Delayed research, suspended course, postponed payments.