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Links to news articles of interest to Legislators, staff, and legislative followers. Access to articles may be limited by paywalls put in place by news companies. These links are for information only and their posting does not constitute endorsement by the Legislative Reference Bureau, a nonpartisan service agency.

December 19

State’s costs would outstrip tax collections by $1 billion over 2 years - MJS

Wisconsin’s private-sector growth rate lags nation - MJS

Wisconsin lags Midwest: Job growth state rankings - WSJ

Wisconsin ranks 32nd in private-sector job growth - WSJ

GOP lawmakers object to $197 million Hill Farms redevelopment - WSJ

Van Hollen: Money for police body cameras better spent elsewhere - MJS

Van Hollen says state Supreme Court run unlikely - WSJ

Director of religious school group named UW-Madison lobbyist - WSJ

ACLU drops Wisconsin gay marriage lawsuit - WSJ

Wisconsin officials release report on raw milk case - MJS

Menominee Nation rallies support for proposed Kenosha casino - Wisconsin Public Radio

Foes of unions try their luck in county laws - NYT

Map: How prepared are states for infectious disease outbreaks? - WaPo

December 18

Scott Walker touts property tax relief throughout Wisconsin - CT

Walker’s top 2015 priority: Cut property taxes - GBPG

Mining, tuition top list of issues at governor’s area appearance - ECLT

Coalition of companies, workers forms to fight right-to-work bill - MJS

Coalition of business owners opposes right to work - WSJ

Walker tells Republican senators to avoid right-to-work - WSJ

Kenosha casino draws lawmakers, right-to-work advocates, tribes into debate - CT

Gov. Scott Walker says agency, cabinet changes are on the way - WSJ

GAB’s problems go beyond man in charge, state Republican says - Wisconsin Public Radio

State budget deficit sees big drop but still tops $1 billion - MJS

Walker: National Guard would help if protests erupt in Hamilton case - MJS

Unlike Jeb Bush, Scott Walker won’t make emails public - MJS

Health insurance premiums up 4 percent in Wisconsin next year - WSJ

Area health insurance costs quadruple - GBPG

Scott Walker says normalizing relations with Cuba is ‘a bad idea’ - WJS

Wisconsin on pace for fewest road deaths since 1943 - APC

December 17

Audit: 1.7 million unemployment hotline calls blocked last year because lines were full - WSJ

State phone problems blocked calls about jobless benefits - MJS

State's GAAP deficit drops to lowest level since 2001 - WSJ

Elections board head defends agency in wake of audit, GOP criticism - WSJ

GAB director says agency has begun changing how it tracks, resolves complaints - Wisconsin Public Radio

Walker to review use of fishing, hunting fees for iron mine review - MJS

DNR concedes its rules are faulty, then allows more frac sand mining - WSJ

Lawmaker might try again to pass statewide frac sand regulations - Wisconsin Public Radio

Report: Significant gaps in Wisconsin health trends due to race, income, geography - WSJ

State high court to take up Doe cases centered on Walker's campaign - MJS

Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear 'John Doe' challenges - WSJ

Gov. Scott Walker says Jeb Bush's 2016 plans don't affect him - WSJ

Schools teach Common-Core math to two generations - Education Week

Fresh attacks on Common Core ahead after GOP wave - WaPo

December 16

Plaintiffs in gay marriage case seek more than $1 million in costs - MJS

Assembly speaker says he's 'open' to replacing GAB with partisan elections board - Wisconsin Public Radio

Wisconsin elections board looks at ballot design - WSJ

Legislators aren't the Wisconsin Senate's top earners - MBJ

Website ranks Wisconsin as 'worst state for Black Americans' - MJS

Iowa politics expert predicts top-three finish for Scott Walker in 2016 caucuses - CT

Republican governors push to reshape welfare programs - WALLSJ

Liberal state lawmakers form new group to counter growing GOP power - WaPo

Three Republican governors will push Medicaid expansion - WaPo

Supreme Court lets decision on Arizona abortion law stand - NYT

December 15

Right-to-work would trim union clout, but broader economic impact unclear - WSJ

Right-to-work debate about choice, both sides claim in TV interview - CT

Vos: Slow down on right-to-work - RJT

Republicans seize on audit critical of state elections board - MJS

Wisconsin Republicans critical of GAB in light of nonpartisan audit - CT

Robin Vos ratchets up support for prison-release work programs - MBJ

Wisconsin abortion groups set 2015-17 agenda - WSJ

Wisconsin taxpayers cost for iron mine review: $260,000 and counting - MJS

Environmental groups sue state on air pollution standards - MJS

Legal team that fought same-sex marriage ban seeks nearly $1.25 million in fees - WSJ

Wisconsin child care costs among highest in U.S. - GBPG

Watch Midwest governors in 2016 caucuses - Des Moines Register

State leaders confront full plate of K-12 issues - Education Week

Even amid recovery, state budgets bleed red ink - WaPo


WSJ - Wisconsin State Journal
MJS - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
CT - Capital Times

APC - Appleton Post Crescent
ECLT - Eau Claire Leader-Times
GBPG - Green Bay Press-Gazette
JG - Janesville Gazette
LT - La Crosse Tribune
KN - Kenosha News
MBJ - Milwaukee Business Journal
ON - Oshkosh Northwestern
RJT - Racine Journal Times
SP - Sheboygan Press

NYT - New York Times
USA - USA Today
WALLSJ - Wall Street Journal
WaPo - Washington Post

Weekly Archive

Dec. 8 - 12, 2014
Dec. 1 - 5, 2014
Nov. 24 - 26, 2014
Nov. 17 - 21, 2014
Nov. 10 - 14, 2014
Nov. 3 - 7, 2014
Oct. 27 - 31, 2014
Oct. 20 - 24, 2014
Oct. 13 - 17, 2014
Oct. 6 - 10, 2014
Sep. 29 - Oct. 3, 2014
Sep. 22 - 26, 2014
Sep. 15 - 19, 2014
Sep. 8 - 12, 2014
Sep. 2 - 5, 2014
Aug. 25 - 29, 2014
Aug. 18 - 22, 2014
Aug. 11 - 15, 2014
Aug. 4 - 8, 2014
July 28 - Aug. 1, 2014
July 21 - 25, 2014
July 14 - 18, 2014
July 7 - 11, 2014
June 30 - July 3, 2014
June 23 - 27, 2014
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