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Wheelercast – 08/14/17 – Foxconn, Budget and Consumer Education

In this week’s Wheelercast Gwyn and Dan talk about the timeline for Foxconn, the Assembly Substitute amendment, and consumer protection....
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WHEELERweek – Consumer Education

As published by The Wheeler Report (Gongwer News Service)– 10/13/1972… CONSUMER AFFAIRS COUNCIL TO ASK LEGISLATION ON MANDATORY CONSUMER EDUCATION...
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Wednesday August 16, 2017 - Updated 5:00pm

Governor

3:54pm
Gov. Walker. Moderates Foxconn roundtable discussion in Green Bay.

4:16am
Kenosha News. Counties affected by flooding fall short of threshold for federal emergency aid.
4:13am
Racine Journal Times. Gov. Walker requests disaster designation for Racine County flooding.

Budget

4:30am
Wisconsin State Journal. Schools gear up for new year without state funding set.

Legislative

5:00pm
Speaker Vos. Statement on Thursday's session.
3:41pm
Wisconsin Medical Society. Testimony in opposition to Senate Bill 84/Assembly Bill 69.
2:15pm
WPRI. Foxconn deal: Unprecedented decision, disparate opinions.
2:12pm
Sen. Fitzgerald. Announces office hours at Dodge County Fair.
1:27pm
Speaker's Task Force on Foster Care. To hold first public hearing in Wausau.
1:26pm
Rep. Snyder. To hold first public hearing in Wausau.
1:25pm
Madison Mayor Soglin. Statement on Foxconn deal.
10:06am
Rep. Felzkowski. Community development and broadband grant awards to the 35th District.
9:41am
Rep. Hintz. Column: Where will Wisconsin find the workers?
5:25am
Rep. Shankland. Column: Foxconn deal needs improvements to protect workers, taxpayers, and our natural resources.

3:46pm
Cap Times. Mayor Paul Soglin calls $3 billion Foxconn incentive bill a 'terrible deal.'
3:43pm
Cap Times. Wisconsin 'Three Percenters' group defends itself, Republican lawmaker defends visit.
3:39pm
WBAY. Walker says tech college students will be needed for Foxconn jobs.
5:05am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Assembly schedules Thursday vote on Foxconn bill.
4:37am
Chicago Tribune. U.S. senator questions whether Wisconsin should bear full Foxconn cost. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
4:22am
WEAU. Local group opposes Foxconn deal.
4:21am
Wisconsin Radio Network. Roth says Assembly action on Foxconn 'irrelevant.'
4:21am
Kenosha News. County Board backs Foxconn deal.

State Agencies

3:52pm
DOT. Statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" initiative begins Friday - runs through Labor Day.
2:31pm
AG Schimel. Celebrates three successful years of Silver Alert, protecting the elderly.
12:06pm
Wisconsin Historical Society. History on State: Fur trade in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes.
10:40am
MadREP. Inspire Initiative launches statewide to address workforce development needs.
10:11am
WEDC. 'Aerospace Jam' event with Milwaukee Bucks to connect top STEM students with aerospace industry.
5:27am
DOA. Community Development Block Grant funds available for storm damage rehabilitation.
5:24am
DNR. Weeekly news.

3:38pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Scott Walker administration scales back fire sprinkler rule in second reversal on issue.
4:20am
Janesville Gazette. Wisconsin launches new effort to connect workers with jobs.
4:19am
U.S. News & World Report. Wisconsin property value increases largest since 2007.

Economy/Business

3:06pm
WMC. Nine companies win Business Friend of Environment Award.
2:13pm
WMC. And Ogletree Deakins announce Human Resource Professional of the Year Awards.

4:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin manufacturers, farmers and labor unions have much at stake with NAFTA negotiations.

Statewide

4:27pm
Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association. Wisconsin Community Health Centers receive $1M in quality improvement awards.

4:50am
WISC. Research shows de-escalation policies put officer safety at risk.

Courts

12:36pm
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Files two amicus briefs advocating for better judicial decision-making.

5:19am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Does Wisconsin ban on Irish butter sales fail the smell test? Judge lets courts sort it out.
4:33am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Estate of inmate who died of dehydration at Milwaukee County Jail files civil rights suit.

Education

3:54pm
MPS. Expands program connecting youth to jobs.
10:42am
UW-Madison. New research finds pushing patients to online care options may have unintended consequences.
9:40am
One Wisconsin Now. Student debt reform advocates unveil new online resource for borrowers.
5:23am
MPS. Launches new Black & Latino Male Achievement Department, hires staff.

Local

5:21am
Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Manitowoc County Finance Committee will consider 0.5% sales tax.
5:02am
Green Bay Press-Gazette. Proposed Green Bay wheel tax runs out of gas.
4:50am
WKBT. Card skimmers found in Cashton.
4:29am
Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune. Wood County Board backs resolution in blow to potential new Enbridge pipeline.
4:28am
WUWM. Milwaukee mayor calls for sales tax increase to pay for public safety.
4:16am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Mayor Barrett: Walker should reconsider rejecting Medicaid expansion.

Congress

3:07pm
One Wisconsin Now. Gov. Scott Walker's refusal to disavow Donald Trump is not just cowardice, it is a pattern of behavior.
2:16pm
DPW. ICYMI: Statement on the potential withholding of Wisconsin's ACA cost sharing reductions.
12:14pm
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Announces August town hall meetings.
12:13pm
Bryce for 1st Congress. Demands Speaker Paul Ryan censure President Trump over outrageous Charlottesville response.
10:09am
One Wisconsin Now. Scott Walker silence on Donald Trump racism deafening, Walker record speaks volumes.
4:36am
U.S. Rep. Moore. Calls for the removal of Donald Trump as President of the United States.

3:47pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Johnson 'not entirely' comfortable with Trump's response to Charlottesville violence.
3:44pm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Amid latest Trump uproar, Wisconsin GOP politicians reluctant to criticize president directly.
12:08pm
Wisconsin State Journal. Republican lawmaker: 'No place for these kinds of racists' in GOP party.
9:45am
AP. Top Wisconsin Republicans largely silent on Trump comments.
4:39am
Wisconsin State Journal. Donald Trump: Foxconn jobs could have 'positive impact on race relations.' 
4:35am
WISN. U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore calls for impeachment of President Donald Trump.
4:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Great Lakes scientists defend federal spending on research.
4:32am
Fox 6. "Reduce division:" Sen. Johnson says elected leaders have role to play after deadly rally in Charlottesville.
4:15am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Paul Ryan criticizes Donald Trump, while Gwen Moore calls for his ouster.
4:11am
The Hill. Billboard ads target Republicans who want to roll back net neutrality.
4:11am
Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Report: Higher premiums if Trump halts 'Obamacare' subsidies.

Politics

10:42am
Kohl for 6th Congress. Glenn Grothman must speak out.
9:42am
Ryan for 1st Congress. Statement on Utah's special election.
5:29am
Blue Jean Nation. The taproot of our many problems.
5:24am
RPW. What they're saying: Republicans spend August highlighting Senator Baldwin's record defending the status quo.

4:34am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Could 2018 be the 'year of women' in Wisconsin politics?
4:31am
The Hill. Club for Growth endorses Nicholson in Wisconsin GOP primary.
4:22am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Leah Vukmir, Kevin Nicholson land key endorsements in GOP contest for U.S. Senate.

Tuesday August 15, 2017

Governor

12:15pm
Gov. Walker. Requests SBA disaster declaration after July floods in southeast Wisconsin.

Budget

4:28am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Economic slowdown could lurk ahead, Wisconsin officials warn.

Legislative

3:46pm
Rep. Neylon. Chairman Neylon of Assembly Jobs Committee issues statement on passage of Foxconn incentive bill.
3:44pm
Sen. Vukmir. The time is now for Foxconn.
3:37pm
Rep. Hintz. Fake news: Governor's surrogates scramble to obscure Foxconn facts.
11:59am
One Wisconsin Now. Confirmed: Scott Walker's $3 billion Foxconn subsidy is largest to a foreign company in American history.
10:34am
Rep. Gannon. Statement on Foxconn's impact on generational poverty.
9:59am
Rep. Anderson. Calls on Governor Walker to forcefully denounce white nationalists.
9:54am
Rep. Shankland. Honors Mike Biadasz Day.
4:38am
Rep. Barca. Calls on Republicans to ensure promises made in Foxconn deal are realized.
4:37am
Rep. Tittl. Votes in favor of Foxconn.
4:36am
Rep. Ohnstad. Disappointed Republicans refused common-sense changes to Foxconn deal.
4:35am
Rep. Steineke. Assembly Republicans strengthen Foxconn legislation.
4:33am
Rep. Crowley. Foxconn vote: It's hard to be the grown-ups in the room.

12:33pm
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune. Wisconsin still hasn't run financial checks on Foxconn as $3 billion deal quickly advances.
4:32am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Foxconn: 'Willingness to invest should not be questioned.'
4:31am
Racine Journal Times. Foxconn bill passes committee on party line vote. Wisconsin State Journal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Cap Times.
4:20am
Washington Post. Trump is celebrating the Foxconn deal. The people paying for it aren't so sure.
4:18am
WXOW. Onalaska listening session sees little support for Foxconn deal.
4:17am
La Crosse Tribune. Area residents: Vote 'no' on Foxconn deal.

State Agencies

3:45pm
DATCP. 'Something Special' companies dominate at State Fair Eats & Treats competition.
3:42pm
WEDC. WEDC, regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workfoce development needs.
12:58pm
DOR. Equalized Values Report released.
10:20am
DCF. Launches Twitter account.
9:45am
WEDC. Krones to construct state-of-the art training and technology center.

Economy/Business

12:01pm
TDS Telecom. Caller ID spoofing is a popular (and costly) scam.

12:16pm
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin wine industry is growing, thanks in part to cold-hardy grapes.
4:23am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Generac to invest $73 million in Wisconsin facilities, add 400 jobs.
4:21am
La Crosse Tribune. Dynamic Recycling to add 140,000 square feet, 150 jobs with expansion.
4:19am
Beloit Daily News. High-tech U.S. plants offer jobs even as the laid-off struggle.

Environment/Outdoors

4:31am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Complaint: Wisconsin bear hunters 'criminally harassing' wolves.

Statewide

3:54pm
Professional Dairy Producers Wisconsin. Dairy farmers host free ACE meetings & tours for the public.
9:56am
Wisconsin Women's Network. Lisa Pugh to be honored as a champion for women and girls.

Courts

12:14pm
District I Court of Appeals. LIR Investments v. Steven Stokelbusch.

1:08pm
NBC 15. Wisconsin appeals court fixes ruling doctor says caused harm.

Education

3:49pm
UW-Stout. Art professor's colorful works exhibited at three galleries.
3:43pm
UW-Stout. Students receive transfer scholarships from honor society.

Local

3:40pm
Take Back Your Meds Milwaukee. How everyone can help combat the opioid crisis.
12:01pm
MCTS. Get more than luck, save money with every ride.
4:34am
Various Milwaukee County Board Members. Condemn terrorist attack in Charlottesville.

4:27am
Portage Daily Register. 'Wheel tax' expected to roll $152,000 into Portage city budget in first year.

Congress

4:27am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Wisconsin congressional delegation condemns Charlottesville violence.
4:26am
McClatchy DC. Paul Ryan holding CNN town hall in Wisconsin district.
4:25am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin seat on U.S. appeals court remains a symbol of partisan judicial wars.

Politics

3:56pm
DPW. Statement on the potential withholding of Wisconsin's ACA Cost Sharing Reductions.

4:22am
Chicago Tribune. Wisconsin Republican seeking rematch with Paul Ryan says 'Pizzagate' is real.

 

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