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March 4

Senate committee approves most of Scott Walker’s college affordability package - WSJ

Related: 2015 Senate Bill 592594595 and 718

Senate committee passes majority of Walker’s college affordability package - Badger Herald

Madison Democrats: WEDC should have done more to keep Kraft Heinz from closing Oscar Mayer plant - CT

Paul Soglin blasts WEDC, WMC in wake of Kraft Heinz report - WSJ

National group calls for closing Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake - MJS

Wisconsin senator credited with saving woman’s life - WSJ

Federal judge suggests his court keep sealed John Doe records - MJS

Walker, Ryan don’t join Mitt Romney in bashing Trump - MJS

Righteousness yields to reality at CPAC 2016 - U.S. News and World Report

Man cites own experience with ACA in Obama introduction - MJS

Obama revels in redemption on Walker’s turf - Politico

Conservative lawmakers push new legal protections for opponents of gay rights - NYT

March 3

Wisconsin job growth picks up steam - MJS

Related: Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

Walker signs bill limiting time frame for realty lawsuits - MJS

Related: 2015 Wisconsin Act 258

WEDC dissuaded from contacting Kraft Heinz after meeting with state business group - WSJ

Lawmakers who targeted records law honored - APC

New DOC secretary: Trust must be restored - WSJ

New Wisconsin corrections secretary Jon Litscher pledges to restore trust in agency - CT

New corrections secretary calls for curbing forced overtime - MJS

State details changes to care for disabled, elderly - WSJ

Related: DHS Paper

State would take back money from high-balance food stamp accounts under GOP bill - Wisconsin Public Radio

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 188

Senate committee takes up ban on banning Christmas trees - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 648

Report calls for tighter rein on UW System faculty tenure - MJS

Conservative think tank tells UW regents to make campuses prove they need tenure - CT

Related: WPRI Report

Madison area activists, officials announce concerted voter ID effort - CT

How presidential primary plays out in Wisconsin - APC

Obama heads to Wisconsin to promote successes of Affordable Care Act - NYT

Supreme Court appears sharply divided as it hears Texas abortion case - NYT

March 2

Scott Walker signs bills including changes to strip searches - WSJ

Related: Press Release 

Scott Walker signs bills on strip searches, Family Care - MJS

Related: Enrolled 2015 Senate Bill 248 and 687

Walker signs bill banning Harris from overlap - ON

Related: 2015 Wisconsin Act 154

Gov. Scott Walker signs budget cut projections bill - RJT

Related: Enrolled 2015 Senate Bill 407

Scott Walker’s hand signs 58 bills into law - CT

Legislature approves manure-piping bill - Agri-View

Related: 2015 Senate Bill 390

Wisconsin bill would allow some drunk driving offenders to participate in 24-7 sobriety program - CT

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 839

Wisconsin bills aim to reduce recidivism, help nonviolent criminals find work - CT

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 599 and 614

Senate committee votes to protect Wisconsin’s plastic bags - Wisconsin Public Radio

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 730 and NCSL Data

Plan to increase sexual assault reporting at colleges gets hearing - Wisconsin Public Radio

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 808

Possible civil rights violations part of Lincoln Hills probe - MJS

Feds looking at whether civil rights were violated at Lincoln Hills - WSJ

County opposes cap on jail phone rates - GBPG

Related: Motion

Paul Ryan: GOP nominee must reject bigotry; ‘There can be no evasion’ - WSJ

Some Fox Valley Republicans won’t back Trump - APC

South Dakota governor vetoes bill that would have restricted transgender students’ access to school restrooms - WaPo

Supreme Court hearing arguments on Texas abortion-clinics case - WaPo

March 1

From debt collection to overdue books, Scott Walker signs dozens of bills - MJS

Related: Press Release

Scott Walker signs 46 bills, including ban on county execs serving in Legislature - WSJ

Scott Walker signs 46 bills, one barring county executives from serving as legislators - CT

New secretary takes over Department of Corrections as leadership shifts - MJS

DNR chief Cathy Stepp ends use of ‘do not respond’ list - WSJ

Wisconsin uses Affordable Care Act, but rejects funding for it - MJS

Related: Brief

Judge dismisses Madison lawsuit over mental health transports - WSJ

Rebecca Bradley: Fundraiser with Republican leaders creates ‘no conflict of interest’ - CT

Wisconsin Republicans divided over how to respond to Donald Trump - WSJ

Vos: Trump could hurt down-ballot Republicans - RJT

Move to online voter registration could pose problems for Wisconsin, student voters - Badger Herald

Related: 2015 Senate Bill 295

More than half a million registered Texans don’t have the right ID to vote on Super Tuesday - WaPo

Transgender students’ access to school bathrooms is at front of LGBT rights battle - WaPo

February 29

DNR might allow some firms to draft own environmental permits - MJS

DNR blacklisted 16 citizens viewed as pests, chronic complainers - MJS

Republicans and Democrats push for college affordability, with many voters listening - WSJ

Related: Project on Student Debt

Wisconsin leading fight against limit on prison phone call charges - WSJ

Related: Motion

Walker signs bill to test mental health care - APC

Related: 2015 Wisconsin Act 153

Business, research interests likely stalled fetal tissue bill this session - Badger Herald

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 305

Breathalyzer requirements would be loosened under bill - Wisconsin Public Radio

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 839

Unified faces $1.4 million revenue drop - RJT

Lincoln Hills had history of not notifying parents, others of assaults - MJS

Milwaukee panel vents outrage at Lincoln Hills ‘train wreck’ - MJS

State changes communication policies with Wisconsin counties following Lincoln Hills allegations - CT

GAB releases hundreds of John Doe documents - WSJ

GAB official: ‘Scott Walker was always the principal target’ of criminal probe - WSJ

Five years after Act 10, a changed educational landscape - LT

With fewer members, a diminished political role for Wisconsin unions - NYT

New to hunting, Rebecca Bradley dons blaze orange for flier - MJS