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2020 Wisconsin Elections

The Election tables listed below are candidates who have declared candidacy. Please note, the listings are in no particular order,...
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Child Care in Wisconsin – Part IV

As school districts prepare for the 2020-21 school year, some are planning in-person classes, some are planning virtual classes, and...
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Child Care in Wisconsin – Part III

As child care centers in Wisconsin struggle to stay open, they are looking for guidance on best practices and resources...
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COVID-19 
Executive Order #95: Declaring a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency
Emergency Order #1: Requiring face coverings 
DHS: COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)
DHS: COVID-19: Wisconsin Summary Data (Updated at 2pm daily)
WHA: Situational awareness update
League of Wisconsin Municipalities: Emergency Orders-Plans - Local

Wednesday November 25, 2020 - Updated 5:21pm

Governor

10:05am
Gov. Evers. Announces Tourism Secretary-designee Meaney Leaving Administration
9:04am
Gov. Evers. Delivers Radio Address, Encourages Wisconsinites to Take Care of their Mental Health this Holiday Season

3:13am
WFRV. Gov. Evers appoints Tricia Walker to the Fond du Lac County Circuit Court

Legislative

10:28am
Sen. Smith. Column: Be thankful for each other. 

State Agencies

2:54pm
DHS. Launches multimedia campaign encouraging Wisconsinites to enter health care field.
2:04pm
DNR. Butternut Lake musky regulation change 
public meeting Dec. 3.
2:01pm
DWD. October local employment and unemployment data released. Statistics.
11:49am
DNR. Wisconsin Natural Resources Board virtual meeting Dec. 9.
11:17am
OCI. Bulletin, November 25, 2020, moving to electronic license/registration renewal notifications - February 1, 2021.
9:25am
WEDC. 23 businesses named finalists for 2020 MARKETPLACE Governor's Awards. 

Economy/Business

9:01am
AP. US jobless claims up for 2nd straight week as virus worsens
8:59am
WKOW. Head of DWD making ‘headway’ in reducing backlog of unemployment claims
3:27am
NBC 26. Wisconsin music industry continues to struggle during pandemic

Coronavirus

9:10am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mayo Clinic: COVID-19 Positive Test Rate Is Dropping At Midwest Hospitals, Except In Southwest Wisconsin
9:00am
The Hill. US records deadliest COVID-19 day since early May
3:53am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Experts: A negative COVID-19 test isn’t a ‘free pass’ for a big Thanksgiving
3:34am
WKBT. Rising COVID-19 numbers causes Mayo Clinic Health System staff to make a shift
3:26am
Madison.com. Mayo Clinic research shows masks help protect both wearer and those nearby from COVID-19
3:26am
WDIO. Northland hospitals hope holiday gatherings will not result in "tipping point"
3:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Eleven Wisconsin prisoners are dead from COVID-19. Protesters say Gov. Tony Evers should use clemency to reduce prison populations.
3:14am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers Says Skip Holiday Parties as State Sets Virus Record
3:12am
Fox 11. Wisconsinites urged to stay home as deaths break record, but other metrics fall
3:11am
NBC 15. Health officials report rising coronavirus numbers in Rock County
3:10am
WISC. Minnesota Gophers cancel game against Badgers due to confirmed COVID-19 cases
3:08am
WKOW. Wisconsin’s rural hospitals in difficult position during COVID-19 spike
3:08am
Racine Journal Times. COVID outbreak at Dover veterans home appears over, but not until after it took 10 lives
3:07am
WISC. ‘I was not sentenced to death’: As COVID-19 surges through Wisconsin prisons, New Lisbon inmates call for safer procedures
3:07am
NBC 15. Last responders: Funeral homes feel weight of Wisconsin COVID deaths

Environment/Outdoors

1:43pm
Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. Waves or ripples? Too early to tell what lies ahead for U.S. trade policy.
10:37am
Wisconsin's Green Fire.
Policy Briefing Event: Creating a Shared Vision for Wolves in Wisconsin — Wisconsin’s Green
Fire Releases Opportunities Now Report on Wolves

Courts

5:21pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Gymfinity v. Dane County - Order. 
5:20pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. School Choice Wisconsin Action v. Bowersox - order. 
5:19pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Kaul v. Wisconsin Legislature - order. 
9:24am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Cole J. White. 

3:16am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'They counted last time, why wouldn't they count this time?' Dane County voters baffled and angry over effort to throw out their ballots
3:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As recount continues, group sues to stop Wisconsin from certifying its results and 386 unopened absentee ballots are found
3:14am
AP. Republicans sue to stop Wisconsin vote certification
3:12am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Lawsuit Asks Wisconsin Supreme Court To Throw Out Results Of Presidential Election
3:09am
WKOW. Trump campaign argues ballots dropped off at ‘Democracy in the Park’ should be thrown out

Education

3:33pm
UW-Eau Claire. Rice Lake school social worker to discuss how poverty impacts children's learning.
1:10pm
UW-Eau Claire. Continuing Education announces December program offerings.
11:48am
Edgewood College. Angela Salas, Ph.D., Announced as New Vice President for Academic Affairs
11:33am
UW-La Crosse. Finding his 'Voice' UWL alum Aaron Scott stars on hit singing show.
10:30am
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. GivingTuesday will help fill critical needs at UW–Madison
9:48am
UW-Stout. Sweet deal: Technology education students build candy dispensing machines
9:05am
UW-Stout. Report finds study abroad strengthens soft skills and cultural awareness, improves career prospects

9:00am
Reuters. Special Report: To reopen or not to reopen - That is the fraught question for U.S. schools
3:53am
WISC. UW System offering tuition credit to student nurses who help with health care crisis over winter break
3:35am
WTMJ. Sheboygan School District extends virtual learning until late January
3:35am
WCLO. Evansville School Board reaffirms decision to forgo winter sports
3:17am
Fox 11. Green Bay schools delay winter sports while other districts move forward

Local

12:41pm
Milwaukee County Exec. Crowley. Milwaukee County House of Correction to launch soft opening of Alternate Care Facility on Saturday, November 28.
10:59am
City of Madison. Turkey, cookies, cakes: avoid sewer emergencies this holiday.
10:29am
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. City to Fly Ho-Chunk Nation Flag at Madison Municipal Building
4:09am
Waukesha County. LaFontain appointed to Board of Supervisors District 7. 
4:06am
Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Common Council approves CARES Act funding measures. 

Congress

11:16am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. And Pocan lead lawmakers in calling on president of Egypt to immediately release wrongfully detained human rights advocates.

3:25am
Politico. Appropriators strike deal on funding totals to avoid December shutdown

Politics

1:09pm
Milwaukee County Clerk Christenson. Milwaukee County recount back on schedule.
4:07am
Center for Media and Democracy. Joins Legal Community Call to End Baseless Claims of Election Fraud

3:36am
Spectrum News. Day 5 of Dane Co. Recount: Still Slightly Behind, Focus Shifting to City of Madison

Tuesday November 24, 2020

Budget

9:14am
Gov. Evers. And Lt. Gov. Barnes Hear from More Than 300 Wisconsinites at Virtual Budget Listening Session

3:31am
WISN. Lower Potawatomi revenue impacts budgets of state, city, county

Legislative

3:06pm
Sen. Cowles, Rep. Kerkman. Audit recommends improvements for SWIB.
1:31pm
Rep. Gundrum. Remembers Alderman Steve Hoogester.
1:11pm
Sen. Bewley. And Hintz call on Trump administration to extend National Guard funding. Letter.
11:52am
U.S. Rep. Tiffany. Calls on Evers, Legislative Leaders, to Work Together to Craft “Realistic, Workable, and Data-Based” COVID-19 Guidelines
9:18am
LAB. Report 20-23: State of Wisconsin Investment Board. Briefing Sheet. Highlights. 

State Agencies

3:54pm
DNR. Wisconsin walleye management plan
virtual meeting Dec. 8.
3:19pm
DOR. Columbus contractor charged with withholding tax theft.
3:12pm
DWD. Releases information on unemployment data.
3:02pm
DMA. Wisconsin NextGen9-1-1 GIS data standard and best practices guide now available.
12:19pm
DNR. Preliminary nine-day deer hunt harvest totals and license sales now available.
3:58am
ETF. Office Closure - Thanksgiving 2020

2:34pm
U.S. News & World Report. DNR: Opening Weekend Deer Harvest up 2.3% From 2019

Economy/Business

3:36pm
Citizens Utility Board. Savings extended for another year for MG&E customers.
9:16am
We Energies. Largest rooftop solar panel system in Wisconsin history now sending clean energy to customers
9:13am
The New North. Six entrepreneurs advance to Dec. 3 NEW Launch Alliance HATCH event
9:12am
NFIB Wisconsin. Wisconsin small business continue to struggle during pandemic, need support. 

3:14am
Racine Journal Times. Foxconn neither confirms nor denies report it will build servers for Google in Mount Pleasant

Coronavirus

10:32am
Public Health Madison & Dane County. COVID-19 vaccine not likely to be available to the public until Spring 2021 or later
3:57am
Racine Public Health. Updates Safer Racine ordinance. 

2:32pm
Fond du Lac Reporter. Wisconsin reports more than 100 deaths from COVID-19 in one day for first time
2:30pm
Reuters. ‘We’re drowning’: COVID cases flood hospitals in America’s heartland
1:08pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Officials: High Coronavirus Community Spread Remains Greatest Threat To Wisconsin Veterans Homes
10:02am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Nearly 300 Wisconsin nursing home residents died from COVID-19 in four weeks, 10 times more than the month before
3:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Bucks Announce No Fans Policy, As Packers Move Closer To Welcoming Public
3:47am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Eau Claire nurse reveals stress, fear associated with caring for flood of COVID-19 patients
3:47am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Fond du Lac County health officer announces 6 more COVID-19-related deaths Monday
3:42am
Lake Geneva Regional News. County health department urges return to phase 1, what does that mean for schools, businesses?
3:31am
WISC. Dane County Jail COVID-19 outbreak nearly doubles over weekend as inmates say they feel unsafe
3:23am
Politico. CDC urges overwhelmed contact tracers to prioritize efforts as cases soar
3:21am
AP. Thanksgiving could be make-or-break in US virus response
3:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Coronavirus numbers dip after deadliest week of pandemic, but hospitals still struggling
3:12am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 'Not sure how long we can hold the line': With hospitals full, doctors and scientists beg Wisconsinites to stay home for Thanksgiving
3:11am
Wisconsin State Journal. Another inmate dead as COVID-19 cases surpass 8,000 in Wisconsin prison system
3:11am
WFRV. Just over 25% of the latest COVID-19 tests come back positive in Wisconsin
3:10am
WKBT. Coulee Collaborative reports 33rd La Crosse County COVID-19 death
3:09am
WCCO. COVID Dial Back Has Minnesotans Flocking To Wisconsin Bars And Restaurants
3:09am
WEAU. Local, state COVID stats as WI’s 7 day average of new cases drops to fewer than 6,000 for first time since Nov. 11
3:08am
Racine Journal Times. City of Racine announces stricter rules amid 'seemingly uncontrolled spread' of the coronavirus

Statewide

2:04pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Turkey Triage and Wisconsin school musicians highlight Thanksgiving specials on Wisconsin Public Radio.
9:41am
Wisconsin Farmers Union. To host estate planning workshops in December. 

Courts

3:46pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Gymfinity v. Dane County - order. 
3:45pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Voters Alliance v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - order. 
3:15pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Voters Alliance v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - Emergency petition for original action. 
3:14pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Voters Alliance v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - Memo in support of emergency petition for original action. 
3:13pm
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Wisconsin Voters Alliance v. Wisconsin Elections Commission - Expert report of Matthew Braynard. 
12:31pm
Madison Mayor Rhodes-Conway. Statement of Mayor Rhodes-Conway regarding recent lawsuit on COVID restrictions.
10:01am
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Letter to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Legal Challenges to Redistricting
9:39am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Ann T. Bowe. 
9:38am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Michael R. Bauer. 
3:55am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. School Choice Wisconsin Action v. Bowersox - Response of respondents in opposition to the emergency petition for an original action. 
3:54am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Response of respondents Dottie-Kay Bowersox and City of Racine Public Health Department in opposition to the emergency motion for a temporary injunction. 
3:52am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. School Choice Wisconsin Action v. Bowersox - Affidavit in opposiiton to the emergency petition for an original action and emergency motion for a temporary injunction. 

3:31am
WKOW. ‘It just needs to be implemented fairly’: Fitchburg gymnastics academy joins suit over mass gatherings order
3:17am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Conservative Group Asks Court To Block Dane County Order On Private Gatherings
3:13am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In new challenge, Evers and Kaul ask to throw out part of Wisconsin's lame-duck laws
3:08am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Group sues Dane County over its limits on indoor gatherings ahead of Thanksgiving

Education

4:29pm
UW System. Initiates incentives for student nurses to assist in health care crisis. 
12:33pm
UW-Whitewater. Defeats Northwestern University and University of Chicago to compete in Fed Challenge national semifinals
12:22pm
UW-Eau Claire. Dr. Paula Lentz receives national teacher-scholar award in business communication.
10:33am
UW-Madison. 2020 AAAS Fellows at UW–Madison apply scholarship to science, policy
9:42am
Marquette University.  Professor recognized nationally for achievements in furthering teaching of German
9:42am
Edgewood College. Remembering Longtime Professor Esther Heffernan, O.P.

3:48am
RiverTowns. River Falls middle school goes virtual; winter sports, extracurriculars suspended districtwide until at least Dec. 5
3:32am
Fox 11. Green Bay schools look for solutions to online learning struggles
3:30am
WXOW. UW-L, Viterbo suspend athletics due to COVID
3:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. As Wisconsin Teachers' Unions Call For Statewide Shutdown Criteria, Evers Doubles Down On Local Control

Local

3:13pm
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Taylor. And dream team united to host free Thanksgiving community event.
1:46pm
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. Names Leon Todd as Executive Director of the Fire and Police Commission.
1:17pm
ACLU of Wisconsin. Responds to reports indicating that the Wauwatosa Police Department inflates public records information costs.
12:58pm
City of Madison. Fluffy, slushy snow arrives, brush up on salt use in 3 easy steps.
 
11:53am
Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Nicholson. Selected to join TEMPO Milwaukee's Emerging Women Leaders.

Congress

2:38pm
AP. Texts: US census manager told counters to use fake answers

Politics

1:07pm
Fox 11. Milwaukee County could complete recount as soon as Wednesday
 
1:07pm
WTMJ. President Trump’s latest claims about Wis. absentee ballots debunked by election officials
3:21am
AP. Biden transition gets govt OK after Trump out of options
3:15am
Newsweek. Wisconsin GOP Chair Says Republicans Are 'Trying to Disenfranchise People,' Amid Post-Election Turmoil