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Week in Review – February 17, 2017

WEEK IN REVIEW Walker signed SB-1 into law Legislative Democrats sent a letter to Gov. Walker regarding electrical codes. Jarchow...
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February School Referenda

District Amount Type Description Dover #1 $4,200,000 Issue Debt Authorizing general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,200,000....
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Friday February 24, 2017 - Updated 4:34pm

Governor

1:05pm
Reuters. U.S. governors prepare wish lists for Trump infrastructure promise.

Budget

1:07pm
Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. (Updated) Proposed state budget relies on surplus now, revenue growth later to boost new spending.
12:11pm
Sen. Darling and Rep. Nygren. Letter to Congressional delegation regarding Medicaid block grant funding. 
5:18am
ETF. Provides intial review of 2017-2019 state budget.

4:28am
WXOW. Higher registration fees, tollways, gas tax: Experts offer long-term solutions to transportation issues.
4:25am
Beloit Daily News. Walker vows to complete I-39/90 work.
4:20am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Walker seeks to move public notices to online.

Legislative

1:43pm
Rep. Rohrkaste. Announces in-district listening sessions.
12:58pm
Rep. Brostoff. Condemns use of WI State Troopers against NoDAPL water protectors.
11:38am
Speaker Vos. Members of Assembly GOP urge support of U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Letter to Sens. Johnson, Baldwin.
10:52am
Rep. Katsma. Statement on Jay Risch's appointment as Department of Financial Institutions secretary.
9:22am
Rep. Taylor. No winners in Tony Robinson tragedy, but there is a way forward.
8:26am
Sen. Erpenbach. Column: Internationl Women's Day March 8th, 2016.
5:13am
Reps. Spreitzer, Zamarripa. Statement on the withdrawal of federal protections for transgender students.

4:31am
Wisconsin Law Journal. Cannabis oil bill heads to full Assembly.
4:21am
Wisconsin State Journal. Lawmaker considering bill to make job offer deals between candidates illegal.

State Agencies

4:20pm
DWD. Lt. Governor Kleefisch and Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson announce available Youth Apprenticeship grants for the 2017-18 school year.
1:44pm
DNR. Hearings and meetings, Feb. 27-March 5.
9:21am
DWD. Meetings and hearings, Feb. 27-March 3.
5:12am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

8:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Ethics Commission records taken in John Doe leak probe.
4:23am
Daily Reporter. State looking to Wangard team for SE Wisconsin crime-lab project.

Economy/Business

5:20am
Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year. Seven companies win 29th annual Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards.
5:17am
Current Young Professionals. Future 15 Young Professional Awards presented.

Statewide

3:02pm
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Menominee River NAGPRA Affiliation Claim confirmed. 
1:42pm
Functional Biosciences. Achieves CLIA compliance.

4:29am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin sees spike in flu cases compared to 2016.

Courts

4:22pm
Sen. Hansen. Republicans should stop playing politics with taxpayers' money and adopt non-partisan redistricting reform.
3:36pm
WI Institute for Law and Liberty.  Responds to WI Supreme Court ruling in Voces de la Frontera v. David Clarke. 
2:50pm
Fair Elections Project. Calls upon Legislature to focus on fair map drawing process. 
1:45pm
Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke. State Supreme Court sides with Sheriff Clarke in lawsuit brought by Voces de la Frontera.
1:06pm
One Wisconsin Now. Federal court hears oral arguments in appeals on One Wisconsin Institute, et. al. v. Thomsen, et. al.
11:31am
Voces de la Frontera. Responds to disgraceful state Supreme Court ruling.
8:33am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Voces de la Frontera v. David A. Clarke, Jr.

4:34pm
Courthouse News Service. Seventh Circuit gives little hope to opponents of Wisconsin voter ID law.
1:00pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Schimel files appeal with SCOTUS over redistricting ruling.
11:44am
Chippewa Herald. Court: Sheriff exempt from releasing immigration records.
8:35am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Federal appeals court to hear Wisconsin's voter ID, early voting cases Friday.
4:53am
Reuters. Trump's transgender move puts spotlight on Supreme Court case.

Education

4:17pm
MPS. Board approves district-wide uniform policy.
1:08pm
Marquette University. Catholic friar who advocates for migrants to kick off Marquette Democracy Project spring series.

4:42am
CBS 58. MPS students will wear school uniforms starting in the fall.
4:41am
WAOW. Trump nixing transgender bathroom directive does not impact Wausau schools.
4:22am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Experts weigh in on student debt.
4:20am
Wisconsin Public Radio. School officials, advocates weigh in on Trump rollback of transgender bathroom guidance.

Local

4:21pm
Madison Department of Civil Rights. Hires new Affirmative Action Division Manager.
11:32am
Best Western Premier Park Hotel. Ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Capitol Square hotel history.
5:14am
Milwaukee County Health and Human Services. Shrout takes on second term as MHB Chair.

4:43am
WFRV. Sturgeon Bay will draft a wheel tax ordinance after a unanimous vote by the common council.
4:18am
Cap Times. Police union: $3.35 million civil rights suit settlement 'casts a pall' over Matt Kenny, other officers.

Congress

4:18pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Invites Lupe Salmeron, a DREAMer, to Trump's Joint Address to Congress.
11:46am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. As foreign favors pile up, Democratic senators call on Trump to halt unconstitutional conduct.

1:02pm
The Hill. Leaked ObamaCare bill outlines GOP plan.
8:22am
New York Times. At Democrat's 'listening session,' concern about Trump, minus the jeers.
4:52am
Bloomberg. GOP Obamacare plan would cover fewer people; blowback grows.
4:51am
USA Today. Cannabis industry roiled by White House comments on enforcement.
4:24am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Town hall crowd airs concerns for Ron Johnson.
4:23am
Fox 11. Sen. Johnson declines invite to town hall in Green Bay.

Politics

4:27am
Washington Examiner. Scott Walker leaning toward third gubernatorial run.
4:18am
Chippewa Herald. Scott Walker compares Trump protests and Act 10 protests: 'Been there, seen that.'
4:17am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sheriff David Clarke tells conservatives to charge elected officials to end sanctuary cities.

Thursday February 23, 2017

Governor

5:05pm
Gov. Walker. Appoints Racine County judge.
3:08pm
Gov. Walker. Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker travels to DC to promote fostering families.
3:06pm
Wisconsin Bankers Association. Statement on Governor Walker's recent appointments.
1:23pm
Sen. Craig. Statement on Lon Roberts' appointment as PSC Commissioner.
12:41pm
Rep. Considine. Reacts to PSC appointment.
11:24am
Gov. Walker. Weekly Radio Address: Keeping our tax relief promise. 
11:20am
Gov. Walker. Appoints Jay Risch to serve as Department of Financial Institutions Secretary. 
11:18am
Gov. Walker. Appoints Lon Roberts to the Public Service Commission. 

12:52pm
Janesville Gazette. Walker appoints Risch to head Financial Institutions.
4:31am
Beloit Daily News. Governor Walker visits Beloit, gets sneak peek at CareerTek and YMCA.

Budget

12:51pm
Cap Times. Rebecca Blank: UW employees should get same pay boost in budget as other state workers.
9:38am
Badger Herald. When getting to nitty-gritty of Walker's UW System investment, Chancellor Blank has some concerns.
4:31am
Racine Journal Times. Editorial: Let the DNR's magazine continue.

Legislative

5:05pm
Rep. Kremer. New manufacturing, tech, and ag jobs on the horizon with reintroduction of industrial hemp in Wisconsin.
2:45pm
Rep. Genrich. Plans to criminalize unethical conduct of superintendent candidate Holtz.
1:55pm
Central Sands Water Action Coalition. Opposes SB-76.
1:22pm
Transportation Development Association. Unanswered questions on the DOT audit.
10:00am
Sen. Miller. Weekly Democratic radio address: Walker's Rough Roads Getting Worse.
9:26am
Rep. Neylon. Issues statement on autonomous vehicle informational hearing.
5:04am
Sen. Vinehout. Column: Searching for the "Reform Dividend."

12:50pm
Beloit Daily News. Ohio, Wisconsin kick start interstate talks on Trump effect.
9:33am
Wisconsin State Journal. Bill would limit ban aimed at slowing fatal deer disease.
4:50am
Fond du Lac Reporter. Senate hikes per diem pay by 31 percent.
4:48am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Teen urges Wisconsin lawmakers to back right-to-try bill after death of mother.
4:29am
WISC. Republican likely to bring back Wisconsin transgender bill.
4:23am
Cap Times. Wisconsin lawmakers consider 'right-to-try' bill for experimental treatments.
4:23am
WBAY. Researcher urges action in Wisconsin on driverless cars.
4:20am
WJFW. More acres tagged for logging in state forest; wildlife groups concerned with wording in new state law.
4:17am
Daily Cardinal. Students lobby for Violence Prevention Specialist in state-law.

State Agencies

3:33pm
Rep. Hintz. Latest revenue collections could indicate more budget trouble.
3:17pm
DATCP. Timeshare reseller settles with State of Wisconsin regarding sales practice allegations.
2:38pm
AG Schimel. Partners with Adapt Pharma on discontinued opioid antidote.
1:19pm
DNR. Eric Lobner named Director of DNR's Wildlife Management Program.
12:40pm
DOR. Collections, January FY2017.
9:21am
WEDC. Two Milwaukee startups certified as Qualified New Business Ventures.

2:43pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel touts better buy on anti-overdose drug.

Economy/Business

3:07pm
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce. Ho-Chunk's Dan Brown elected to Board of Directors.
12:06pm
M-WERC, The Water Council. Release joint roadmap on the Energy Water Nexus.

4:27am
Daily Cardinal. Wisconsin non-profit releases report on the economic effects of an ACA repeal.

Statewide

5:04pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Ed Garvey, corporate dragon-slayer.
3:32pm
American Lung Association. Taking the Stairs in 2017.
2:48pm
Midwest Environmental Advocates. Kewaunee drinking water study should sound alarm.
12:46pm
WPRI. Discussion on corrections reform strategy.

Courts

9:23am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. Tabitha A. Scruggs.

9:24am
NBC 15. Divided Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds DNA fee.

Education

2:45pm
Marquette University. To expand residence hall project.
2:35pm
UW-River Falls. And Chippewa Valley Bean celebrate canning anniversary.
12:07pm
WISPIRG. Advocates say it's time to get the lead out of school drinking water.
10:10am
Marquette University.  New trustees elected to board.
9:35am
UW-Platteville. Huebschman's interest in bats takes him across the world.

Local

2:37pm
Rep. Crowley. Calls for moment of reflection on justice in wake of Tony Robinson settlement.
2:34pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on Matt Kenny, Tony Robinson estate case.
9:58am
WPPA. Statment on behalf of Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny.
9:56am
Madison Professional Police Officers Association. Issues statement regarding settlement of Tony Robinson lawsuit.

12:53pm
WISC. Koval says Robinson settlement will have 'chilling effect' on policing.
9:29am
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Robinson's family to get $3.35M in lawsuit settlement, attorneys say.
4:29am
WTMJ. County pension chief resigns over overpayment.
4:20am
WKOW. Potential buyer for Madison's Oscar Mayer plant.
4:19am
WBAY. Appleton city assessor wants to close "dark store" loophole costing taxpayers money.
4:17am
Milwaukee Biz Times. WMC asks EPA to reconsider Sheboygan County ozone decision.

Congress

12:56pm
U.S. Rep. Kind. To hold open office hours in all 18 counties in Wisconsin's Third Congressional District.
12:42pm
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Requests European Union support to combat the fentanyl crisis.
9:54am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on Trump transgender bathroom decision.
9:14am
Rep. Brandtjen. Praises Congressman Sensenbrenner for protecting life.
9:13am
U.S. Sens. Baldwin, Tester. Urge VA to support student veterans.

5:18am
Madison.com. Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them.
4:26am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker criticizes Sen. Tammy Baldwin over Supreme Court nomination.
4:25am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Walker, Schimel urge U.S. Senate to vote on Trump Supreme Court nominee. 
4:22am
Wisconsin State Journal. Obamacare repeal could involve high-risk pools like Wisconsin's.
4:21am
WXOW. ACA, college tuition among questions for Rep. Ron Kind at listening session.
4:16am
Reuters. Trump revokes Obama guidelines on transgender bathrooms.

Politics

1:54pm
One Wisconsin Now. Calls on Gov. Scott Walker to host Wisconsin town hall.
9:20am
Tiffany for State Senate. Ad finalist for Reed Awards.

12:47pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Scott Walker urges nation's conservatives to stand strong against protests.
9:32am
Cap Times. Wisconsin schools superintendent race sparks national interest, unclear if money will follow.
4:49am
Wisconsin State Journal. State superintendent race pits choice advocate, public school defender.
4:18am
WQOW. State Superintendent Tony Evers visits Durand after his primary victory.

 

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