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Tuesday June 25, 2019 - Updated 5:03pm

Governor

10:05am
Wisconsin Family Council. 10,000 signed petitions delivered to Governor Evers.

4:29am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Tony Evers signs bill ending tax break for businesses moving out of state.
4:24am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers signs bill allowing for larger liquor sales. 

Budget

5:03pm
Rep. Hintz. Medicaid expansion opportunity missed by Assembly Republicans, again.
4:46pm
WISPIRG, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, Sierra Club, WISDOM, ACLU of Wisconsin. Coalition warns against new highway megaprojects in state budget. Letter.
4:00pm
Rep. Emerson. Republican budget missed the mark on investments Wisconsin needs.
12:52pm
Gov. Evers. Releases statement relating to the march to Madison for public education funding.
12:24pm
Rep. Subeck. Republican budget proposal misses key opportunities & investments in Wisconsin's future.
12:09pm
LFB. Memo on budget amendment.
12:02pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Taylor. Joins educators' march to Madison.
11:29am
Luther Home, Christian Community Homes & Services. Support by Wisconsin's Joint Finance Committee will help long-term care.
11:26am
Rep. Anderson. 2000 days: No Medicaid expansion.
11:19am
Dairy Forward. Farm groups call on Legislature, governor to pass Dairy Innovation Hub. Letter.
10:52am
One Wisconsin Now. Democratic candidates for president support solutions to stem student loan debt crisis while Wisconsin Republicans refuse to even debate.
10:00am
AFSCME. Stands in solidarity with the march to Madison for public education funding.
9:14am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. 60 mile march for public schools to end in Madison today; call to hold lawmakers accountable for education votes.
8:18am
GLTPA, WI Farm Bureau Federation, Lakes States Loggers Association, Wisconsin Dairy Alliance, Wisconsin Paper Council, WCFA. Rural town road dependent industries support increased funding for town roads.

2:09pm
WQOW. The Latest: Evers mum on Wisconsin budget veto plans.
2:05pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin Assembly Republicans attempt to make budget 'line-item-veto-proof' with amendment.
4:34am
Fox 11. Wisconsin lawmakers are set to vote on the state's next budget despite opposition.
4:34am
WKOW. Marchers walk 60 miles for push for more education funding in Wisconsin.
4:33am
Fox 11. Lawmakers talk 41 expansion and southern bridge.
4:32am
WSAW. Group pushes for expanded BadgerCare in downtown Wausau demonstration.
4:31am
WBAY. Teachers, students march on Madison ahead of budget vote.
4:30am
Madison.com. Funding Wisconsin road work remains challenge as residents complain.
4:28am
WQOW. Democrats, residents rally in Eau Claire for BadgerCare expansion.
4:27am
WKBT. Event supporting BadgerCare expansion held in La Crosse.

Legislative

9:12am
VFW Department of Wisconsin. Skowronski - Wisconsin VFW Legislator of the Year.

4:48am
Racine Journal Times. Proposed legislation offers insurance for families of fallen officers.
4:44am
Chippewa Herald. 'I'm glad someone is taking it seriously': State Assembly strengthens OWI laws in Wisconsin.
4:41am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bill would allow red light, speeding cameras at dangerous Milwaukee intersections.

State Agencies

3:56pm
DATCP. CREP enrollment reopens; Offers income from flood-prone lands.
2:20pm
DNR. Weekly news.
2:19pm
DATCP. Meeting Wisconsin's conservation challenges: New annual report now available.
2:18pm
DMA. Volk Field to conduct controlled burn at Hardwood Range.
2:15pm
Wisconsin Lottery. Eventful way to start the week in Wisconsin.
10:03am
DOT. State, local law enforcement plan stepped-up enforcement in crash hotspots.

4:29pm
NBC 15. WEDC leader will step down this fall.

Economy/Business

4:23am
UW-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty. Wisconsin poverty rate fell overall and for children, but rose for elderly.

2:58pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Nearly two-thirds of manufacturers prepping for recession, survey says.
4:26am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Some Wisconsin companies seek tariff exemptions.
4:25am
Daily Reporter. Wisconsin frac-sand mines sit dormant as competition grows.
4:22am
WKOW. Study: Many Wisconsin families "treading water" financially.
4:20am
Politico. Trump's trade wars thrust farmers into desperation loans.

Statewide

3:59pm
Emerald Clean Water for All. Justice is not served for Emerald, WI residents near massive manure spill.
3:10pm
Wisconsin Women in Government. Seeks professional women to join its Board of Directors.
10:49am
Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Membership Director appointed to state Board of Veterans Affairs.

4:21am
WKBT. Industrialized hemp CBD products growing popularity: Government regulation remains unclear.
4:20am
Bloomberg. The future looks terrible for U.S. nursing home costs.

Courts

12:47pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Wins at Supreme Court of Wisconsin.
12:22pm
DPI. Stanford Taylor releases statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court decision.
12:21pm
Gov. Evers. Releases statement relating to today's Wisconsin Supreme Court decision.
10:54am
WMC. Supreme Court ruling reins in defiant state agencies.
10:51am
District I Court of Appeals. Dennis Dietscher v. Pension Board of the Employees' Retirement System of the County of Milwaukee.
8:29am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Kristi Koschkee v. Carolyn Stanford Taylor.

9:08am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Supreme Court: State schools superintendent policy subject to governor's approval.
8:32am
U.S. News & World Report. Supreme Court hands oversight of school policy to governor.

Education

3:11pm
Marquette University. And WARF announce third annual 'Force for Positive Change' event and award.
11:30am
UW System. Promotes "15 to finish" campaign.
11:27am
UW-Stout. Speaker: Collective impact leads to community change.
10:55am
UW-Madison. New ropes course brings people together through challenges.
4:43am
UW-Milwaukee. Microsoft Corp. president announces donation worth more than $1.5 millioni to Connected Systems Institute. 

4:37am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Microsoft gives $1.25 million to UWM's Connected Systems Institute. 

Local

2:17pm
Milwaukee Common Council. Congratulates Giannis Antetokounmpo on winning the 2018-19 NBA MVP Award.
11:44am
SafeNet. Promotes Rayn Bennett from Director of Consulting Services to Managing Director.
9:09am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. If it's not about the streetcar and doesn't impact downtown, the mayor has lost interest.

4:18am
WSAW. 7 INVESTIGATES: Marathon County stretched thin on foster care funding.
4:17am
WSAW. 7 INVESTIGATES: Opioids, meth driving spike in Marathon County foster care.

Congress

3:55pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Calls for Health Committee hearing on negative consequences of family separation on children.
10:02am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin, Rep. John Garamendi. Introduce reform to strengthen Buy America requirements for federal government.
9:14am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Introduces Competency-based Education Act.

9:32am
The Hill. CBO projects 'unprecedented' debt of 144 percent of GDP by 2049.
4:19am
Fox 6. 'We are concerned:' Hundreds gather in Milwaukee to protest Pres. Trump's threatened deportations. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Monday June 24, 2019

Governor

1:42pm
Wisconsin AFL-CIO. Gov. Evers signs labor-backed bill to end tax breaks for moving jobs out of state.
12:13pm
One Wisconsin Now. Statewide survey finds public sides with Gov. Tony Evers, Democrats on education issues.
11:37am
Gov. Evers. Signs bipartisan bills relating to equal treatment of liquor sales, improving Wisconsin's competitiveness by eliminating tax benefits.
11:05am
Sen. Feyen. Protecting taxpayer dollars.
9:50am
Sen. Stroebel. Governor Evers sides with abortion extremists over the unborn.
4:21am
Wisconsin Catholic Conference. Denounces Governor's veto of pro-life legislation.

12:45pm
Fox 11. Evers signs bill targeting businesses moving out of state.
4:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoes four abortion bills passed by GOP legislators.

Budget

4:35pm
Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Health advocates in 9 Wisconsin cities urge lawmakers to expand BadgerCare.
4:34pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Myth busters III: Fact-checking the Legislature on school choice.
11:24am
Rep. Gruszynski. Listen to the people: Reinvest in Wisconsin, pass Governor Ever' budget.
10:54am
Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education. Legislators must do better for public schools.
9:45am
Dairy Business Association. Dairy task force member urges support for Dairy Innovation Hub.

4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. State Capitol Report: (Audio) Transportation secretary designee looks at ongoing budget process.
4:07am
CBS 58. State budget battle, Wisconsin Assembly to vote Tuesday.
4:02am
Fox 11. Lincoln Hills Youth Prison to be addressed in state budget, lawmaker weighs in.
4:01am
Fox 11. As state budget gets closer to Governor's desk, education remains contentious issue.

Legislative

2:48pm
Wisconsin Paper Council. Honors state Representative Katrina Shankland with its "Legislator of the Year" award.
2:47pm
Wisconsin Paper Council. Selects state Senator Tom Tiffany as the trade association's "Legislator of the Year."
1:44pm
Rep. Shankland. Named Legislator of the Year by Wisconsin Paper Council.
1:43pm
Reps. Edming, Petryk. Request copy of DWD report; highlight importance of trust fund balance.
1:40pm
Sen. Cowles. Shawano community concerned about federal government.
9:48am
Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association. Urge Legislature to act on bill that protects families of fallen law enforcement.
4:23am
Common Cause in Wisconsin. Counties in 32 of 33 WI State Senate Districts & 91 of 99 Assembly Districts back ending partisan gerrymandering.
4:19am
Wisconsin for Safe Technology. Wisconsinites push back against 5G small cell legislation citing risks to human health.

4:03am
WKOW. Advocates cautiously optimistic after OWI bills pass Assembly.

State Agencies

3:13pm
DOR. Collections, May FY2019.
2:54pm
DOJ. Generic drug price-fixing complaint unsealed.
2:52pm
DMA. Challenge Academy cadets complete first step of new journey.
2:49pm
DWD. Awarded $1.3M in grant funding for apprenticeship from U.S. DOL.
12:12pm
DWD. Awarded the Fidelity Bonding Demonstration Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
12:07pm
WMC. Employer safety efforts result in worker's compensation insurance rate decrease.
11:49am
DATCP. Dairy Task Force 2.0 adopts final report.
11:27am
Wisconsin Lottery. Another #WINsconsin weekend.

11:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Walker administration project to battle manure pollution has been hit by delays.
4:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin grapples with 'green' waste plants that spread hazardous PFAS.
4:10am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Fatal I-94 crash: Wisconsin Department of Transportation stands by Racine construction site; drivers voice concerns.
4:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers administration proposes strict standards for 'forever chemicals' and other compounds.
4:04am
WUWM. Recommendations on groundwater pollution limits could affect many Wisconsinites.
4:00am
WAOW. Mosinee expects to recover thousands of dollars in state aid.
3:57am
WISC. 'We went everybody to be more vigilant': WisDOT uses data to step up patrolling in crash 'hotpots.'

Economy/Business

1:41pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Celebrates Week 4 of Safety Month.

4:09am
Fox 6. Farmers struggle with hemp grain, hang hopes on fiber, CBD.

Statewide

11:07am
Institute for Reforming Government. Wisconsin's bold solution for regulatory reform.
4:22am
Badger Boys State. Volunteer service recognized.

Courts

4:08am
WBAY. Democrats look to other lawsuits to block GOP lame-duck laws.
3:59am
Wisconsin Law Journal. GOP legislators rack up $1.5M in legal bills in first five months of 2019.
3:58am
The Hill. High-stakes legal fight looms over Trump pollution rule.
3:56am
AP. Q&A: Census citizenship question sparks legal debate, fears.

Education

12:19pm
UW-Madison. Heritage marker honors Ho-Chunk, recognizes land as ancestral home.
12:14pm
UW-Stevens Point. HLC reaffirms accreditation.
11:13am
Wisconsin Public Education Network. Marching 60 miles from Palmyra to Madison for public education - walkers covered 30 miles in two days, local stories highlight journey.
10:53am
UW-Platteville. Headliners announced for Welcome Back concert.

10:58am
Wisconsin State Journal. More Wisconsin colleges dropping ACT/SAT requirement. What about UW campuses?

Local

2:53pm
Milwaukee County Sup. Dimitrijevic. Joins rally against ICE raids.

Congress

4:37pm
U.S. Sen. Johnson. Sends letter to Commerce Department, introduces resolution on 5G network development.
4:36pm
U.S. Rep. Steil. Statement on increased sanctions on Iran.
11:00am
U.S. News & World Report. Court to rule on whether governor controls school policy.

4:07am
Wisconsin State Farmer. Dairy Action Plan takes aim at tariffs, immigration reform.