From The Wheeler Report Blog
This week Gwyn meets with Jerry Deschane, Executive Director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, and Mark O’Connell, Executive Director...
The elections are over and it’s time to start preparing for the remainder of this legislative session and the beginning...
Thursday November 15, 2018 - Updated 5:12pm
- Gov.-elect Evers. And Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes announce transition website, communications director.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers low-key on GOP efforts to limit his power.
- Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers declines to draw red line on Legislature limiting executive power.
- WSAW. Governor-elect meets with students to discuss careers in construction. WAOW.
- WKOW. Gov.-elect "confident" to increase education budget by 10% despite GOP doubts.
- Reuters. U.S. state spending exceeds $2 trillion in fiscal 2018: report.
- Rep. Hintz. Statement on Republican plan to change election dates.
- Rep. Hesselbein. Democratis Weekly Radio Address: Veterans Day.
- Sen. Shilling. Appoints Erpenbach, Johnson to serve on Joint Finance Committee.
- Sen. Vinehout. Column: Citizens vote to raise property taxes to pay for schools.
- Fox 6. 'This is an invitation to corruption:' Wisconsin state lawmakers exempt themselves from open records rules.
- Wisconsin State Journal. Immigrant rights groups press for Wisconsin driver's licenses for 32,000 residents.
- Beloit Daily News. Can they find way to work together?
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Kimberly-Clark Corp. workers, local officials urge lawmakers to approve state incentives.
- WBAY. Fate of Kimberly-Clark bill up in air after special hearing.
- WISC. 'This is not Foxconn': Supporters fight for Kimberly-Clark $100M deal, other lawmakers oppose plan.
- Cap Times. Kimberly-Clark says it would invest $500 million in Wisconsin with incentive package, but bill still lacks votes.
- Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. GOP lawmakers hold hearing on $70 million deal for Kimberly-Clark but are short of votes.
- Governing. Sore losers or necessary checks? Wisconsin Republicans seek to limit new Democratic governor's authority.
- DOC. Inmate apprenticeships provide valuable skills after release.
- DATCP. Confirms CWD-positive deer in Portage County.
- DNR. Outdoor Report.
- DWD. Announces Wisconsin Fast Forward Jump Start program.
- DHS. Mental health grant awards to asist youth in need.
- DWD. BLS data: Wisconsin unemployment rate remains at or below 3 percent for record 9th straight month.
- ETF. Group Insurance Board approves contract extensions, maintains continuity.
- WXOW. State tourism hopes families are in giving spirit.
- Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin's economic growth among nation's slowest in Q2.
- Milwaukee Biz Times. Komatsu can earn tax credits on jobs added since April 2017.
- Wisconsin Dental Association. Recognizes 17 for contributions to dentistry, public oral health.
- Wisconsin Office of Rural Health. Four Wisconsin communities presented with rural health awards.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Former Gov. Tommy Thompson talks recent election results, state's future. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- WDIO. Postal Service in red ink for 12th year as letter mail drops.
- UW-Stout. Technology education students design, build robots for friendly competition.
- Marquette University. Marquette professors receive $525,000 grant to research a new 'green' catalyst.
- Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. Announces free leadership conference.
- Evidence-Based Health Policy Project. To host Capitol briefing on suicide prevention among youth and young adults.
- Marquette Univerity. Receives $597,000 from federal government to support financial and educational needs of doctoral students in electrical engineering.
- UW-Madison. After 20 years, stem cells mean business in Wisconsin.
- UW-River Falls. Holiday choral concert presented.
- Washington Post. Armored school doors, bulletproof whiteboards and secret snipers.
- Clean Wisconsin. Applauds Lafayette County Board members who stood up for clean water.
- Waukesha County Exec. Farrow. Waukesha County Parks announces new annual sticker price for disabled veterans and former prisoners of war.
- Milwaukee Ald. Bauman. Amendments pass to repair roads and tackle neighborhood blight.
- Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on recently passed Dane County budget.
- Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Thank you, Mike Crivello, for your dedicated service to Milwaukee.
- Washington Post. Veterans aren't getting their GI Bill payments - becaue VA's 50-year-old computer system broke.
- The Hill. Trump throws support behind criminal justice bill.
- The Hill. Defense strategy report warns of grave erosion in U.S. military superiority.
- U.S. News & World Report. Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise.
- U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Ernst. Introduce bipartisan legislation to protect and expand rural broadband.
- Adamczyk for 14th Assembly. Statement on the 14th District canvas.
Wednesday November 14, 2018
- Wisconsin State Journal. Scott Walker: 'Decent thing to do' is stay quiet during Tony Evers transition.
- Rep. Nygren. Advocates for Marinette Kimberly-Clark plant.
- Rep. Spreitzer. Re-elected to leadership position as Democratic Caucus Chair.
- MacIver Institute. Reminds Wisconsin why Kimberly-Clark bailout is a bad idea.
- One Wisconsin Now. GOP pushes tax giveaway plan that pays more for fewer jobs.
- Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Kimberly-Clark incentives are wrong, unnecessary.
- U.S. News & World Report. Kimberly-Clark bill faces bipartisan opposition.
- WSAW. Wisconsin Democrat vows to bring back redistricting bill.
- Appleton Post-Crescent. Rohrkaste gives Kimberly-Clark inventive bill 50-50 chance.
- Governing. With election over, transportation advocates eye 2019 battles.
- WXOW. Assembly Democrats pick Hintz as minority leader again.
- WHEDA. Foundation awards $162,800 in 2018 housing grants to Milwaukee County.
- DATCP. Gypsy moth populations decrease in 2018.
- DWD. Governor Walker urges workers eligible for disaster unemployment assistance in nine counties to apply.
- ETF. WRS preliminary investment performance.
- WISC. News 3 Investigates: Multi-million dollar state project to overhaul online benefits system stalled.
- Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Wisconsin rape kits generate 560 DNA matches, half from new potential suspects.
- Reuters. U.S. farmers scramble to contain trade-war damage, find new markets.
- Bloomberg. Trump trade war fallout could haunt U.S. soy farmers for years.
- USA Today. A handgun for Christmas: Wisconsin company decides to buy firearms for every employee this holiday season.
- Wisconsin Brewers Guild. Wisconsin craft breweries raise the flag for independence.
- Badger Institute. Partners in Hope: A journey of second chances.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. Prepares a feast of special programming for Thanksiving Day.
- Wisconsin Policy Forum. Focus #22: Under the gun on conservation funding.
- WQOW. Lawsuit seeks to maintain federal gray wolf protections.
- Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Federal court allows Assembly to intervene in Wisconsin's gerrymandering case.
- WISC. Lawsuit alleges DOJ chaplain program is unconstitutional.
- Fox 11. Group files lawsuits to stop Back Forty Mine.
- UW-Platteville. Industry partnership leads to new opportunities in building construction management.
- UW-Platteville. Hosts 46th annual High School Mathematics Contest.
- UW-Stout. Tajikistan native lives her American dream at UW-Stout.
- UW-Madison. Venom shape untangles scorpion family tree.
- Wisconsin Public Radio. School report cards show more districts meeting expectations, but absenteeism rising.
- Dane County Exec. Parisi. Signs 2019 Dane County budget.
- Madison Mayor Soglin. 2018 Alix Olson Award winner, Holly Storck-Post.
- Milwaukee Ald. Lewis. Elected to NLC National Black Caucus post.
- Milwaukee Common Council. Amended 2019 budget creates watchdog position, adds health outreach positions, and establishes neighborhood COP houses.
- Racine Mayor Mason. Statement on final passage of city budget.
- U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Reforms to protect the Great Lakes included in bipartisan Coast Guard reauthorization.
- U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Moran. Introduce bipartisan legislation to expand access to chiropractic health care for current and former military personnel.
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Sen. Ron Johnson says broken system must be fixed before admitting more immigrants.
- NBC 15. Congressman-elect Bryan Steil arrives on Capitol Hill, begins work to replace Paul Ryan.