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#LocalGovMatters – ReConnect Broadband

This week on #LocalGovMatters Gwyn talks with Frank Frassetto – the WI Director of Rural Development for the U.S. Department...
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Budget Vetoes IV – Write Down Veto

Continuing with the series on the partial veto powers of the Governor of Wisconsin, this report focuses on the Write-Down...
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Friday July 19, 2019 - Updated 11:56am

Governor

1:57am
U.S. News & World Report. Evers starts search for new WEDC leader.

Legislative

11:49am
Sen. Marklein. There is more to the vetoes than meets the eye. 
2:11am
Rep. Skowronski. Statement on Gov. Evers signing sign language interpreter licensure legislation into law.
2:09am
Sen. Darling. Calls on Evers to keep promise and fix roads not fund trolley folly.

2:13am
Cap Times. Wisconsin Republicans 'seriously considering' veto override on transportation budget measure.
1:52am
WBAY. Sen. Roth: Lawmakers will discuss dark store loophole legislation soon.

State Agencies

11:56am
Badger Institute. Administration should not divert state highway funds to Milwaukee streetcar.
2:10am
DWD. Unveils new broadband service technician apprenticeship.
1:56am
DNR. Outdoor Report.

1:58am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Evers administration unveils $75M grant program for local transportation projects.
1:53am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Milwaukee County submits proposal to get children back sooner from Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake.

Economy/Business

2:00am
Milwaukee Biz Times. Wisconsin lost 2,300 private sector jobs in June.
1:54am
Daily Reporter. Frac-sand producer files for bankruptcy, says it owes Wisconsin contractors $13M.
1:51am
Green Bay Press Gazette. Home prices in Wisconsin rise into record territory amid tight supply, growing demand.
1:49am
NBC 26. Wisconsin unemployment ticks up to 2.9% in June.

Statewide

11:41am
WI Hospitals Association. Grapentine Joins WHA as VP of Communications. 

2:04am
Wisconsin State Journal. 11 rural hospitals in Wisconsin stopped delivering babies in past decade, report says.

Education

11:44am
Marquette University. Professor named American Chemical Society Fellow.

2:02am
CBS 58. UW-Parkside falls victim to bank fraud, initial losses total $315,000.
2:01am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Advisors: Earlier financial literacy could reduce high student debt.
1:59am
WISC. DPI providing $6.5 million in mental health services to Wisconsin schools.

Local

11:48am
Milwaukee Ald. Donovan. Pilot project aims to put the brakes on reckless driving in Milwaukee. 

Congress

11:46am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Urges Trump Administration to Invest in Dairy Innovation with Trade Aid. Letter.
11:45am
U.S. Rep. Grothman. Statement on Unaccompanied Minors. 
2:05am
U.S. Rep. Gallagher. Introduces legislation to ensure transparency in prescription drug pricing.

2:03am
WISN. Wisconsin Republicans mostly silent on 'send her back' chant at Trump rally. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
1:50am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy says 'anti-American' remark was misunderstood.

Politics

1:57am
Politico. House votes to raise minimum wage, uniting Dems after months-long struggle.
1:55am
CBS 58. DNC Chairman Perez lays out strategy for Dems to win Wisconsin in 2020.

Thursday July 18, 2019

Governor

4:35pm
Gov. Evers. Announces Search for Next Secretary and CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. 
11:52am
WI Democracy Campaign. WDC on Gov's Veto Power. 
11:20am
Gov. Evers. Seeks Applicants for Brown County Circuit Court Judge. 

3:33am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Gov. Tony Evers signs law changing sign language interpreter certification.

Legislative

12:26pm
Rep. Dittrich. Letter to DOT-Sec. Designee Thompson on State Hwy 73. 
12:05pm
Sen. Marklein. Statement on Governor's Transportation Funding Announcement. 
11:27am
Democratic Weekly Radio Address. Fair Maps for a Fair Wisconsin. (Rep. Vining)
11:04am
Joint Audit Co-Chairs Sen. Cowles, Rep. Kerkman. Report Fraud, Waste, and Minsmanagement in State Government in Legislative Audit Bureau Hotline. 
10:39am
Legislative Audit Bureau. Fraud, Waste, and Mismanagement Hotline. Briefing Sheet

State Agencies

3:53pm
DNR. Great Lakes and St. Lawrence States and Province Meet to Discuss Brand Road Project. 
3:32pm
WHEDA. Raynetta Hill of CommonBond Communities joins WHEDA board. 
1:51pm
WisDOT. Local governments now have access to $75 million in new transportation grants. 
12:19pm
DWD. Wisconsin Adds 11,800 Total Non-Farm, 11,200 Private-Sector Jobs Over Year. 
10:42am
WI Lottery. All or Norhting Top Prize Claimed.
10:37am
DMA. Unmanned aeiral system crashes near Volk Field. 

3:32am
Milwaukee Biz Times. WisDOT leader says Hiawatha service could add two daily round trips without Illinois' assistance.
3:30am
Governing. Medicaid work requirements face more technical and legal challenges.

Economy/Business

12:53pm
WEC Energy Group. Declares quarterly dividend. 

3:43am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Frac sand producer in Wisconsin declares bankruptcy.

Statewide

2:34pm
Wisconsin Safety Council. Be Prepared for Hot Weather. 
11:49am
Delta Dental of WI. Foundation Increases Annual Seal-A-Smile Commitment. 
11:37am
One Wisconsin Now. Joins Coalition Denouncing Activities of Radical Group Operation Save America. 
11:17am
WI Policy Forum. Improving access to child care for low-income families in Wisconsin. 
11:02am
Tax Foundation. How Well-Funded are Pension Plans in Your State?
10:43am
Alliant Energy. Holding open house on Lyndon Station electric project. 
9:59am
USDA. HAs more than $400 million still available for Renewable Energy System and Energy Efficiency Loan Guarantees. 
8:06am
Forward Analytics. An Economic Evoluation: Job Growth, Pay and Education Since 2012. Report

Courts

3:40am
Cap Times. A justice's legacy: With Shirley Abrahamson's retirement, local women in law reflect on changing landscape.
3:33am
Fox 6. 'It's essentially junk:' $7.5M bite mark settlement underscores national call for better forensic evidence.

Education

3:52pm
Marquette University. Marquette Professor Shion Guha Receives Young Scholar Award. 
2:59pm
UW Whitewater. Chrisman's $5 million gift is largest in UW-Whitewater history. 
2:42pm
UW System. Aaron Seligman named Director of UW System's office of Educational Opportunity. 
1:04pm
UW Stout. State science, technology symposium July 22-23 on campus. 
11:14am
UW Madison. Cosmic ray exhibits, conference explore the universe's mysteries. 
11:09am
DPI. Department awards $6.5 million in school mental health grants. 
11:06am
UW-Stout. Mental health concerns top Dunn County Community Health Needs survey. 

Local

4:37pm
Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. Statement on Operation Save America.
3:46pm
WI Dairy Alliance. Burnett County Attempting to Pass Unlawful Moratorium on CAFO Facilities.

11:13am
Milwaukee Cty Exec Abele. Milwaukee County Officials remind residents to take precautions during the hot weather. Complete List of Cooling Centers. 

3:41am
Beloit Daily News. County board to vote on putting Medicaid referendum on ballot.
3:41am
Wisconsin State Journal. Mini cell towers could be coming to Madison's streets, city officials fear lack of oversight.
3:39am
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 1,900 lead service lines replaced as Milwaukee Water Works contends with contractor shortage.
3:29am
WJFW. Improperly disposed needles force Oneida County Solid Waste to shut down recycling center.
3:28am
WBAY. High waters along Lake Michigan causing erosion issues for homeowners.
3:28am
WKBT. WI Attorney General Kaul backs a more straight forward bond system.

Congress

4:30pm
U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner. Statement on Bill to Slow Economy. CBO report
3:57pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Leads Members of Congress in Unveiling Bold Legislation to Fundamentally Reform the Private Equity Industry. 
12:03pm
U.S. Rep. Pocan. Statement following House passage of the Raise the Wage Act. 
11:53am
U.S. Sen. Baldwin. Baldwin, Warren, Brown, Pocal, Jayapal, Colleagues unveil bold legislation to fundamentally reform the private equity industry. 

3:31am
The Hill. Administration pushes back on quick budget deal: "We have a way to go.'

Politics

3:34am
Wisconsin Public Radio. Hagedorn, Neubauer set spending record in Wisconsin Supreme Court race.