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Wheelercast – Hunting, Prison Populations, and Sen. Lena Taylor

Episode #23. Brian is off hunting so Dan steps in this week to help out with the podcast. Gwyn and...
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WHEELERweek – State Prison Populations

As published by The Wheeler Report – Friday, January 13, 1995 DOC released a year-end report showing the state’s prison...
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Monday November 20, 2017 - Updated 1:04pm

Budget

8:55am
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. Spending in new state budget diverges from recent trends.

Legislative

12:49pm
Speaker Vos. New study shows bipartisan session agreements make a positive impact.  2013 MOU. 2015 MOU.
10:37am
American Heart Association. Dispatcher assisted CPR bill aims to save Wis. lives during cardiac trauma.
10:31am
Rep. Shankland. Introduces legislation to deter consignment sale fraud.
10:30am
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters. Conservation NOW: November 20, 2017.
8:52am
Sen. Carpenter. Jury duty is a civic responsibility.

8:42am
Cap Times. Taylor bill would protect 'innocent purchasers' in Wisconsin from huge mitigation costs.
8:40am
WXPR. Sen. Bewey says more money for rural schools needed.
4:49am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Vos won't commit on several conservative bills.
4:41am
Racine Journal Times. Marsy's Law, one step closer to changing the state constitution.
4:40am
Beloit Daily News. Local Wisconsin officials considering own mining regulations.

State Agencies

12:47pm
Assembly Campaigns and Elections Committee Democrats. Letter to Elections Commission Administrator Haas supporting request for additional positions.
10:35am
ETF. Seeks member feedback on Medicare options.
5:55am
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Memo to Elections Commission regarding support for funding request for additional staffing.

12:54pm
Fox 11. Wisconsin Elections Commission seeking staff for security.
10:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lincoln Hills juvenile prison plagued with staff shortage

Economy/Business

4:48am
Appleton Post-Crescent. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin seeks answers on Appleton Coated closure.
4:44am
CNBC. Lockheed Martin makes its combat ship more lethal as new Navy competition heats up.
4:43am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin company hit with $1.8 million fine for 'egregious' blasts that killed five.

Statewide

9:01am
WRA. October 2017 Home Sales Report.

5:03am
WAOW. White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion.
4:50am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Paying for road taxes? User-based system could fund transportation needs in state, tax watchdog says.

Courts

8:59am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Sues state Superintendent Tony Evers.

11:17am
U.S. News & World Report. Conservative firm challenges DPI's authority again.
10:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Evers ignore new law on rule making, suit says.

Education

11:02am
UW-River Falls. Future STEM teachers receive tuition stipends for graduate program.
10:34am
UW System Student Reps. Letter to UW System President Cross regarding student representation on Merger Steering Committee.

5:13am
Wisconsin State Journal. 'Legacy of sexism' and allegations of sexual harassment mar UW-Madison department.
4:52am
Stevens Point Journal. Administrator overrules students to allow conservative group at UW-Stevens Point.

Local

1:04pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Operation Drive Sober results in seven arrests.
5:57am
PDPW. Media training workshop coming to Kewaunee and Clark Counties.

6:22am
CBS 58. Milwaukee releases "Blueprint for Peace" as effort to prevent crime.
4:47am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee plan requiring downtown affordable apartments is illegal, attorney opinion says.
4:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Confidential information of 9.500 patients at the Medical College of Wisconsin compromised.

Congress

4:53am
WKBT. Representative Kind introduced bill to manage CWD.
4:51am
Beloit Daily News. Local officials wary of tax plan's impact.
4:40am
U.S. News & World Report. Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states.
4:38am
Bloomberg. The business tax problem causing trouble for the GOP.
4:37am
New York Times. Why a firm believer in tax cuts could derail the Senate tax cut plan.
4:37am
WISN. 'UPFRONT' recap: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson thinks changes will be made to tax reform bill.

Politics

10:32am
Champion Group. Screnock campaign: Adds the Champion Group to campaign team.

4:55am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Evers digs at rivals on Foxconn as Dems make opposing it badge of honor.
4:42am
Winona Daily News. Potential challenger to Ron Kind vows fresh ideas.

Friday November 17, 2017

Governor

12:33pm
Gov. Walker. Seeks applicants for Waushara County District Attorney.
5:14am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address: Made in America, Right Here in Wisconsin.

4:24am
Badger Herald. Walker directs state agencies to avoid working with anti-Israel businesses.

Legislative

12:37pm
Rep. Sargent, Sen. Wirch. Democrats introduce bill to support working families, increase minimum wage to $15. LRB-0287.
9:56am
Rep. Steffen. Appointed to prison study committee.

12:39pm
DrydenWire. Local lawmakers weigh in on marijuana legalization in Wisconsin.
4:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bill would make online 'catfishing' illegal in Wisconsin.
4:58am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Dem bill would require representation on legislative task forces.
4:47am
WQOW. Bill would exempt students from expulsion for having guns at school, in limited circumstances.
4:37am
WUWM. Democratic lawmakers continue to push medical marijuana legalization in Wisconsin.
4:35am
Daily Cardinal. As researchers struggle for Alzheimer's cure, lawmakers enact flurry of bipartisan bills.
4:23am
Cap Times. UW's Thompson Center critic Gordon Hintz will join event Friday, remains skeptical.
4:15am
Fox 6. "Maybe help save their lives:" Push for 'Green Alerts' would notify public of missing veterans. WTMJ.

State Agencies

4:51pm
DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin's year-over-year job gains in manufacturing rank 2nd nationally, 1st in Midwest in October.
4:47pm
DOJ. Sliver Alert helps prevent possible tragedy.
4:19pm
Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board. Archeologists to discuss effigy mounds at Muscoda Library.
5:10am
ETF. GIB approves vendor contract extensions.

1:04pm
Beloit Daily News. Former Wisconsin prisons secretary penning tell-all book.
12:42pm
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin elections head says reduced staff poses risks.
4:48am
WJFW. New DNR secretary, with Northwoods roots, looks forward to new challenges.
4:27am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Youth advocates push to close Wisconsin youth prisons, call for judges to stop sending teens to Lincoln Hills.

Economy/Business

8:17am
CNBC. (Video) Littoral combat ship rides new wave of demand.
6:57am
Racine Journal Times. Public seeks answers about Foxconn.
6:56am
Racine Journal Times. First Foxconn jobs posted.
4:47am
WFRV. Affordable Health Care coverage too expensive for many small business owners.
4:33am
Milwaukee Biz Times. State added 9,500 private sector jobs in October.
4:18am
Fox 6. Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. plans to close at least 40 locations in 2018.

Environment/Outdoors

4:32am
Fox 11. More deer, younger hunters expected for Wisconsin gun season.
4:25am
WXPR. Wisconsin ranks among safest deer hunting states.

Statewide

4:31am
Wisconsin State Journal. Property values drop near large CAFOs, state says.
4:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Shortage of mental health care providers hits crisis point just as more teens seek help.

Courts

2:50pm
AG Schimel. Urges Supreme Court to protect prayers at public meetings.
9:58am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Steven Cohen.

4:16am
Door County Pulse. Milwaukee law firm officially files opioid lawsuit.

Education

4:23pm
UW-Stevens Point College Republicans. Response to Student Government Association recent statement.
4:20pm
UW-Eau Claire. Researchers help police department address issues with back pain.
2:53pm
UW-Madison. WARF program leader: Sale marks success for research prowess, creativity.
9:56am
UW-Platteville. Symphony Band to perform Dec. 6.
9:55am
UW-Platteville. Symphonic Wind Ensemble to perform fall concert Nov. 30.
9:54am
UW-Platteville. Speaker to address importance of diversity and inclusion in engineering education.
9:53am
UW-Platteville. Annual Women in Engineering Career Day continues to grow.
5:16am
Midwestern Higher Education Compact. Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities' Rolf Wegenke receives tribute from higher education compact.

7:04am
CNN Money. Here's what happened to teachers after Wisconsin gutted its unions.
6:53am
Wisconsin State Journal. UW-Madison's corporate partnerships raise revenue and ethical questions.
4:22am
Daily Cardinal. Academic staff pushes back against regents' free speech policy.

Local

12:38pm
Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Signs 2018 budget.
12:34pm
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Dane County landfill gas project to enhance lake clean-up work and generate more renewable energy.
5:09am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt. Summary of saturation patrols for speed enforcement.

1:01pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee convention center expansion would cost $225 million; officials seek finance plan. 
9:32am
Superior Telegram. County hopes for state prison, again.
4:57am
Baraboo News Republic. Baraboo will ask residents to vote on wheel tax.
4:28am
WISN. Billion-dollar problem: Some city of Milwaukee retirees collect pensions in their 40s.

Congress

12:24pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. Introducing bipartisan bill to manage and prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease.
5:11am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Joined by retired Teamsters, joins Senate and House colleagues to unveil new legislation to ensure 25,000 workers and retirees in Wisconsin keep their earned pensions in full.

12:46pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Jim Sensenbrenner says Ron Johnson is "strutting around like a peacock" on tax reform.
4:25am
Fox 11. Northeast Wisconsin representatives react to tax reform vote.
4:22am
Politico. Ryan gets big-and much-needed-win on tax cuts. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:19am
ABC News. Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear.

Politics

2:55pm
DPW. GOP tax scam is a dift to Leah Vukmir & Kevin Nicholson's billionaire donors.
2:52pm
Kohl for 6th Congress. Cook Political Report upgrades WI-06.
5:19am
Gundrum for 58th Assembly. Announces candidacy.

1:05pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Governor candidate Tony Evers let teacher keep license after porn viewing, but high standard shielded instructor.
4:35am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Baldwin backs ethics investigation of Franken.
4:21am
McClatchy DC. Wisconsin Democrats donate money given to them by Franken.

 

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