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Senate Calendar: Wednesday, May 6, 11 am.
Senate In Session.

Wednesday May 6, 2015 - Updated 10:17am

Revenue Estimates

10:10am
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. No pot of gold to fix Republican budget.
9:55am
Sen. Wirch. Statement on latest revenue estimates.
9:54am
Rep. Barca. Sluggish revenue numbers reflect irresponsible Republican budgeting.
9:51am
LFB. Letter to Joint Finance Co-Chairs regarding revenue estimates.

9:52am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. No hike in revenue estimates forces tough budget decisions.
9:52am
WISC. Bad budget news for Wisconsin: No new money.

Budget

10:16am
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. Critical breast cancer-fighting program receives more funding.
7:06am
Madison Area Builders Association. Applauds Joint Finance Committee leadership on CARPC reform.
5:27am
Sen. Erpenbach. Statement on passage of amendment in JFC to increase District Attorney's positions in Pepin and Buffalo County to full time.
5:26am
Rep. Taylor, Sen. Erpenbach. Dane County JFC members react to water quality managment carve-out.
5:21am
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Statement on Joint Finance Committee approval of invenstment in HIV/AIDS care and treatment.

5:48am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Budget committee approves several Walker proposals, introduces new measures.
5:46am
Badger Herald. UW raises $53 million out of a $100 million budget deficient.
5:37am
Cap Times. State's largest local business groups warns $300 million UW cut could hurt economy.
5:20am
Daily Reporter. Dane County would be shut out of water quality decisions. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin State Journal.
5:08am
Fox 11. UWGB students and staff react to UW System future.
5:06am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay groups rally against state budget cuts.

Legislative

10:07am
AFT Local 212. State Representatives David Bowen and Mandela Barnes to introduce legislation to restore democracy and African American representation at MATC.
5:24am
Sen. Larson. Statement on GOP hearing to repeal the state prevailing wage law.
5:23am
Sen. Stroebel. I put my trust in the local officials in the trenches.

9:05am
Wisconsin State Journal. Editorial: 70 mph speed limit won't compromise safety.
5:29am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin Senate ready to vote on 70 mph speed limit.
5:12am
Racine Journal Times. District, legislator at odds over whether stadium tax bill violates lease with Brewers.
5:09am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New arena raised as reason to dump prevailing wage laws.

State Agencies

10:14am
Midwest Environmental Advocates. DNR changes to BNSF permit adds more problems to rail expansion plan.
8:58am
DFI. Net income up 21.6%, lending up 10.7% at state-chartered credit unions.

5:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. New state phosphorus regulations could cost $7 billion.

Economy/Business

5:51am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Obamacare rates for money-losing Assurant Health among the highest.

Statewide

9:00am
Wisconsin Coalition of Annuitants. Annual Conference on May 18.

Courts

5:06am
Mliwaukee Journal Sentinel. Patience Roggensack said there's no doubt she is chief justice.

Education

9:01am
MPS. Educators win state health Teacher of the Year, Jump Rope for Heart honors.

Local

10:17am
City of Madison. Annual public health awards presented.
5:23am
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony.

5:38am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Preterm birth kills more Milwaukee babies than other causes combined.

Congress

5:09am
Newsmax. Sen. Ron Johnson: Wipe out ISIS with ground troops - now.

Federal Agencies

5:34am
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Ex-VA cardiologist rips Illinois investigation.

Politics

5:46am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Editorial: Gov. Scott Walker's evolving views on corn-based ethanol.

Tuesday May 5, 2015

Governor

3:04pm
Gov. Walker. Announces special election for 33rd Senate District. Executive Order #159.

Budget

4:05pm
Sen. Taylor. Governor Walker and Republicans put Milwaukee drunken driving intervention grants in jeopardy.
3:53pm
Sen. Shilling. GOP cuts recycling while boosting Walker's office pay.
3:34pm
Rep. Petryk. Secures full time DA for Pepin County.
3:27pm
Joint Finance Committee Democrats. Republicans continue to sell out Wisconsin children.
2:20pm
Friends of Recovery. News conference: Budget funding sought for Oxford House expansion in Wisconsin.
1:45pm
Reps. Considine, Spreitzer. Disappointed in JFC's opposition to fair redistricting.
1:32pm
Joint Finance Co-Chairs Darling, Nygren. JFC increases funding for women's cancer screenings.
12:45pm
Sen. Shilling. Republicans reject funding for Wisconsin's Cancer Reporting System.
12:11pm
Sen. Erpenbach. Motion in Finance to support WI Cancer Reporting System.
11:52am
Independent Insurance Agents of Wisconsin. Simple transfer of worker's compensation will improve system.
11:28am
Aging & Disability Professionals Association of Wisconsin. Counties urge legislators to take Aging & Disability Resource Center and long-term care changes out of the budget.
11:25am
Citizens Utility Board. Fights MMAC attempt to gut funding for challenges to utility rate increase
10:51am
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce, MMAC. Business concerned proposed UW System cuts could hurt state economy.
5:48am
Wisconsin Community Services. State's Joint Finance Committee should vote to restore funding for intensive supervision of drunk drivers during pretrial period.

3:36pm
AP. Panel approves hiring 35 more public defenders.
3:01pm
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice would no longer get more pay than justices under budget.
12:32pm
Chippewa Herald. UW public authority is dead, lawmaker John Nygren says.
12:16pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lawmakers drop Scott Walker's plan to spin off UW governance.
11:03am
AP. Walker's UW proposal dead in Legislature, cuts debated.
9:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker's proposed cut to OWi treatment tops panel's agenda.
5:14am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. EC school board member hopeful state aid cut will be restored.

Legislative

4:03pm
Rep. Barca, Sen. Lassa. Column: Will rewards of agency merger outweigh the risks?
3:25pm
Rep. Genrich. Authors letter to Congress, calling for sensible approach to testing.
2:53pm
Rep. Weatherston. Stadium district reform bill passes committee.
1:42pm
Sen. Harris Dodd. Announces racial impact statement bill.
12:25pm
Sub. Amendment to SB-49 (prevailing wage).
11:56am
Rep. Pope. Releases statement recognizing National Teacher Day.
11:20am
NFIB Wisconsin. Small business encourages repeal of archaic prevailing wage in Wisconsin.
10:10am
1000 Friends of Wisconsin. Quadruple taxation bill introduced for local roads.
9:24am
Rep. Knudson, Sen. Tiffany. LRB-2056/1. Give locals the chance to raise road money.
5:49am
Sen. Stroebel. Prevailing wage applies to new Bucks arena.

12:23pm
Minneapolis Star Tribune. Lawmaker revises bill that would repeal prevailing wage law.
11:06am
Wisconsin State Journal. State Senate hears bill to repeal prevailing wage.
5:57am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Subeck sponsors bill to help those on food assistance make better nutritional choices.
5:17am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Legislators shouldn't be able to cash in unused sick time.
5:07am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Petrowski responds to IOH law criticism.

State Agencies

3:35pm
DPI. Two Wisconsin students named Presidential Scholars.
2:56pm
DNR. Erin Crain appointed as DNR Land Division deputy administrator.
2:40pm
DHS. Unveils "Building Dementia-Friendly Communities" tool kit.
2:02pm
DNR. Weekly news.
1:43pm
DOT. Students encouraged to use "pedal power" on May 6.
12:35pm
DOT. Online chat: a new DMV customer service.

3:15pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin Railroad Commissioner warns oil trains increase safety risks.

Economy/Business

4:11pm
Integrys Group. Reports first quarter 2015 earnings.
8:42am
Wisconsin Energy Corporation. Posts 2015 first quarter results.

Statewide

9:04am
WisconsinEye. (Video) Educational Approval Board's future.

Courts

4:00pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Files motion to have illegal collective bargaining agreements voided.
9:00am
Wisconsin Supreme Court.  State v. Dean M. Blatterman.
8:59am
District I Court of Appeals. State v. Andrew L. Jackson.
8:58am
District I Court of Appeals. Paul Marchese v. Troy Miller.
5:45am
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin. Shirley Abrahamson v. Scott Neitzel. Defendants' response to motion for preliminary injunction. Lazar Declaration. Canvass. Certification. Motion to dismiss. Brief in support.

12:33pm
Chippewa Herald. Roggensack says she doesn't want to fight with justices.
5:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin DOJ moves to dismiss justice's lawsuit.

Education

4:26pm
UW Stevens Point. Long-time Wisconsin legislator to address UW-Stevens Point graduates. 
10:06am
UW-Stout. More than 1,300 to receive diplomas at spring commencement.
10:05am
UW-Madison. Analysis compares California exchange, commercial health insurance hospital networks.
9:05am
MPS. MPS student wins nation's highest honor for graduating seniors.

2:01pm
Baraboo News Republic. Local firms embroiled in dorm dispute.

Local

5:46am
Waukesha Water Utility. Business-water conservation incentive program begins during National Drinking Water Week.

1:58pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Enbridge appeals to Dane County Board to avoid spill insurance.
5:52am
WISN. Milwaukee alderman pushes ahead with 1 percent tax idea for arena.
5:06am
Milwaukee Business Journal. Uber impact: Statewide law means no more paying fees to Milwaukee.

Congress

1:10pm
U.S. Rep. Ribble. Deeply saddened by Trestle Trail tragedy in Menasha.

10:31am
The Hill. GOP senator: Clinton 'has a lot to answer for' on Benghazi.

Federal Agencies

12:01pm
Twin-Cities Pioneer Press. Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits.

Politics

4:09pm

Dorow for State Senate. Statement on timing of Special Election.

10:11am
DPW. Announce U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as State Convention keynote speaker.

1:35pm
Bloomberg. Scott Walker tiptoes past Michigan reporters' most common question.
9:26am
CNN. Scott Walker blames Obama, Clinton for world violence.
5:54am
New York Times. Wisconsin, politics and faith bind Scott Walker and Paul Ryan.

 

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