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Tuesday February 19, 2019 - Updated 11:12am

Governor

10:42am
Wisconsin Personal Services Association. Statement on the Governor's Task Force on Caregiving.
10:26am
Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance. Family caregivers celebrate creation of Wisconsin Task Force on Caregiving issues.
10:21am
Wisconsin Assisted Living Association. Commends Gov. Evers on creation of Caregiving Task Force.
9:47am
WHCA/WiCAL. Supports Gov. Evers creation of Caregiver Taskforce.
9:46am
Wisconsin BPDD. Supports Executive Order creating Caregiver Task Force.
9:45am
The Arc Wisconsin. Thanks Governor Evers for establishing the Task Force on Cargiving.
9:44am
Leading Age Wisconsin. Applauds governor's creation of Cargiver Task Force.
9:44am
Survival Coalition. Applauds executive order announcing Cargiver Task Force.
7:42am
Gov. Evers. Creates Governor's Task Force on Caregiving. Executive Order #11.

Budget

11:12am
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Medicaid expansion to cost Wisconsinites $600 million per year.
10:28am
NFIB Wisconsin. Small business says plug the loophole.
4:18am
Rep. Neubauer. Governor Evers to legalize medical marijuana and decriminalize marijuana.
4:14am
State Bar of Wisconsin. Statement on criminal justice package.

4:12am
WQOW. Eau Claire County Sheriff has concerns with Gov. Evers' pot proposal.
4:11am
Fox 11. Lawmakers and organizations react to Gov. Evers' marijuana proposals.
4:11am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers proposes medical marijuana legalization. Oshkosh Northwestern. WKOW
4:09am
WKOW. Dane County DA hopes state budget includes new prosecutor jobs.
4:08am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Republican lawmakers propose pay raise for attorneys who represent poor defendants. WJFW. WSAW. Fox 6. Wausau Daily Herald. Racine Journal Times.
4:04am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tony Evers' proposed initiatives on access to dental care: 'Putting money where the mouth is.'

Legislative

10:27am
Sen. Cowles. To host listening sessions on Friday.

4:40am
Racine Journal Times. Miller Park Tax debate; proposed bill calls for end of tax but district calls it 'unconstitutional.'

State Agencies

10:24am
AG Kaul. Statement on President Trump's national emergency proclamation.

10:51am
NBC 15. Kaul rips wall declaration, stops short of joining lawsuit.
7:45am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. DNR proposes major land deal in northern Wisconsin for recreation, logging.
4:01am
Wisconsin State Journal. Wisconsin Historical Society seeks input on proposed $120 million museum.
3:56am
WEAU. Lt. Governor discusses Eau Claire's economy during annual luncheon.
3:55am
NBC 15. Anti-fraud initiatives saved WI taxpayers more than $416 million over 10 years.

Economy/Business

3:54am
AP. I owe how much? Americans shocked by impact of new tax law.

Statewide

3:54am
WAOW. OB-GYN shortage impacting women throughout Wisconsin.

Courts

9:42am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. OLR v. Patrick Sweeney.
9:41am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. State v. C.L.K.
4:17am
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Accepts two new cases.

Education

10:23am
UW-Platteville. To host 52nd annual band camp.
10:23am
UW-Platteville. Students and faculty present at materials and manufacturing symposium.
10:22am
UW-Platteville. Faculty forum to examine impact of Ojibwe land use on Boundary Waters forests.
9:39am
UW-Stout. South Koreans visit campus as part of student exchange.
9:37am
UW-Stout. Hmong Education Conference Feb. 23 to focus on relationships.

Local

4:19am
Milwaukee Council President Hamilton. Jointly signed letter to Mayor Barrett.

Congress

9:38am
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. If President Trump needs an emergency, advocates suggest an option based in reality: domestic violence.

3:57am
Reuters. U.S. states sue Trump administration in showdown over border wall funds.

Politics

10:47am
One Wisconsin Now. Brian Hagedorn sees state Supreme Court as venue to advance partisan, political agenda.
9:40am
Hagedorn for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Releases first TV ad: "Lily."

3:53am
U.S. News & World Report. Hagedorn focuses on adoption in first Supreme Court ad.

Monday February 18, 2019

Governor

4:16am
Fox 6. Gov. Evers orders flags to half-staff in honor of fallen DPW employee Bryan Rodriguez.

Budget

4:28pm
Rep. Zamarripa. Statement on Gov. Evers plan to legalize medical marijuana.
4:26pm
Rep. Felzkowski. Calls for criminal justice reform.
4:25pm
Rep. Sanfelippo. Slams Gov. Evers's plan for marijuana decriminalization.
3:26pm
Reps. Oldenburg, Kurtz, VanderMeer. Area legislators call for cirminal justice reform.
2:54pm
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals. Supports Gov. Evers proposal to legalize medical marijuana.
2:25pm
Rep. Tusler. Announces support for community safety proposal.
2:10pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on Governor Evers' marijuana proposal.
2:04pm
Rep. Snyder. Central Wisconsin legislators call for criminal justice reform.
1:47pm
Rep. Born. Calls for criminal justice reform.
1:46pm
Rep. Loudenbeck. Statement on proposed investments in criminal justice.
1:21pm
WMC. Recreational marijuana decriminalization would negatively impact worker safety.
1:14pm
Sen. Shilling. Backs Gov. Evers' medical marijuana push.
1:13pm
Rep. Steineke. Northeast Wisconsin lawmakers call for criminal justice reform.
1:08pm
SPD Thompson. Statement on Assembly Republicans' announcement regarding criminal justice priorities for the 2019 biennial budget.
12:59pm
Rep. Sinicki. Praises Governor Evers' move to end marijuana ban.
12:58pm
Speaker Vos. Assembly Republicans unveil package of criminal justice reforms.
12:43pm
Rep. Schraa. Northeast Wisconsin lawmakers call for criminal justice reform.
12:42pm
Rep. Taylor. Echoes support for governor's medical marijuana plan.
12:35pm
Rep. Steffen. Northeast Wisconsin lawmakers call for criminal justice reform.
12:33pm
Rep. Bowen. Applauds Governor Evers' marijuana proposals.
12:32pm
Reps. James, Petryk. Eau Claire area lawmakers call for criminal justice reforms in state budget.
12:02pm
Rep. Fields. Governor Evers to propose marijuana reforms.
11:56am
Sen. Erpenbach. Applauds Gov. Evers' medical marijuana proposal.
11:55am
Rep. Sargent. Ending the prohibition on marijuana will help our communities.
9:35am
Gov. Evers. Announces proposal to reform Wisconsin's marijuana laws.
8:56am
Wisconsin Justice Initiative. Supports Gov. Evers' cannabis initiative.
4:46am
Rep. Sargent. Gov. Evers announces first steps towards marijuana legalization.

1:52pm
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Attorneys representing poor defendants would get a pay boost under legislative plan.
1:12pm
Milwaukee Biz Times. Evers' budget to include changes to marijuana laws.
12:38pm
NBC News. Wisconsin governor announces proposal to decriminalize marijuana possession, legalize medical use.
12:17pm
Fox 6. 'It's time:' Gov. Tony Evers announces proposal to reform Wisconisn's marijuana laws.
12:15pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Tony Evers says his marijuana decriminalization plan targets Wisconsin's racial disparities.
4:37am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Tony Evers calls for decriminalization of recreational marijuana use.
4:33am
Chippewa Herald. Tony Evers to propose pot decriminalization in budget, medical use for cancer, PTSD, chronic pain. WKOW. WISC.
4:22am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Northern counties lobby state for more child welfare funding.

Legislative

1:19pm
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Asociation. Support for dental therapy.
1:10pm
Wisconsin Dental Association. Opposes LRB-1947.
9:30am
Rep. Ballweg. Column: Career and Technical Education Month.

4:41am
Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. Ex-state senator's home destroyed by fire.
4:41am
Racine Journal Times. Vos awaits opinions from Evers, Kaul on wedding barns serving alcohol.

State Agencies

3:24pm
Wisconsin BPDD. Employing young adults with barriers: Finding workforce solutions, a community conversation.
2:20pm
AG Kaul. Calls on federal government to protect consumers.
1:00pm
DOR. Stepped-up identity theft protection efforts protect taxpayers.
12:13pm
Wisconsin Elections Commission. Receives federal honor for election security training.
12:01pm
DOT. It's not too late to obtain an ID to vote in the Spring Primary.
11:57am
Wisconsin Lottery. Jackpot win highlights Badger 5 birthday weekend.
11:53am
WEDC. Conagra Brands expanding Birds Eye Foods operations in Beaver Dam.

4:51am
WXPR. Acting Tourism Dept. Secretary Sara Meaney talks travel.
4:26am
Spectrum News. Wisconsin works to create opportunities for military wives.

Economy/Business

12:40pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Oversupply of milk continues to erode farmers' bottom line.
4:29am
Janesville Gazette. Dairy farms vanish as agriculture struggles.
4:25am
Bloomberg. U.S. student debt in 'serious delinquency' tops $166 billion.
4:24am
Reuters. U.S. agency submits auto tariff probe report to White House.
4:21am
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch. Foxconn flood impact, water quality study set for public release.

Environment/Outdoors

4:28am
The Hill. Experts warn of deadly disease infecting deer across U.S.

Statewide

9:10am
Wisconsin Realtors Association. January 2019 Home Sales Report.

4:26am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin nursing homes face funding shortfalls, few workers.

Courts

4:43am
Wisconsin Watch. Controversial algorithms help decide who stays in jail before trial.

Education

4:24pm
Marquette University. Best-selling author and former USA Today editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman to speak on Feb. 21.
12:03pm
DPI. Hearing March 4 on emergency rules for Early College Credit program.
11:59am
Dane County Exec. Parisi. Announces land purchase for Lower Yahara River Trail and Door Creek Wildlife Area.
11:58am
Marquette University. To host annual Three Minute Thesis competition; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will serve as a judge.

Local

12:36pm
Racine Mayor Mason. Proposes $15 minimum wage for city workers.
12:00pm
Milwaukee Ald. Zielinski. City's misplaced priorities leaving residents and businesses buried this winter.
9:26am
NEWaukee. Announces YPWeek 2019 host communities, program lineup.

Congress

4:27am
Fox 6. Rep. Grothman says 'compromise' funding bill has provision that puts children in harms way.
4:20am
AP. White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency.
4:19am
Politico. Senate Homeland chief weighs Trump rebuke on emergency declaration.
4:18am
Janesville Gazette. Rep. Steil taking dim view of 'national emergency.'
4:17am
Wisconsin State Journal. Some Wisconsin Republicans wary of President Trump's emergency declaration. Fox 11.

Politics

1:46pm
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Trump's in touch with his inner fascist.
8:58am
Hagedorn for Wisconsin Supreme Court. Launches "Volunteer From Home" page at HagedornHQ.com.
5:00am
College Republican Federation of Wisconsin. Beto O'Rourke offers failed policies that are too radical for Wisconsin.

4:31am
Twin-Cities Pioneer Press. Amy Klobuchar vows to bridge rural-urban divide during first presidential campaign stop in Wisconsin.
4:30am
The Hill. Klobuchar, O'Rourke visit Wisconsin as 2020 race heats up.
4:22am
WiscNews. Tammy Baldwin says she isn't running for president, but her re-election is a blueprint for others.