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January 8

Law allows political parties to hide sources of corporate donations - MJS

Related: Chapter 11, Wisconsin Statutes

Republicans move drunken driving bill closer to vote - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 536

Board to vote in February on self-insurance for state workers - WSJ

Vote set on ‘Lydia’s Law,’ making cannabidiol more accessible - RJT

Related: 2015 Senate Bill 221

GOP lawmakers look to block municipal ID card plan in Milwaukee - Wisconsin Public Radio

AG backs bill to speed up payouts for crime victims - Wisconsin Public Radio

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 643

New IT system’s first payroll checks failed to include OT for some - MJS

Teachers take new paths to hard-to-fill specialty jobs - MJS

Number of state grads with debt high, on rise - GBPG

Related: Project on Student Debt

Why Scott Walker simply will not issue a pardon in response to ‘Making a Murderer’ - WaPo

January 7

Wisconsin Democrats introduce bills to address safety in corrections facilities - CT

Top official visited troubled Lincoln Hills – then praised its leaders - MJS

Wisconsin environmental groups, developers clash over property rights bill - CT

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 600

Female hunters urge Senate panel to scrap blaze pink bill - MJS

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 291

GOP lawmaker drafting bill to protect fantasy sports in Wisconsin - WSJ

Proposed Frank Lloyd Wright trail re-emerges - RJT

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 512

CPR training would be required in Wisconsin schools under GOP proposal - Wisconsin Public Radio

New bill would allow landlords to evict tenants suspected of crime - Wisconsin Public Radio

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 568

Wisconsin behind in publishing crime data - Wausau Daily Herald

Related: Wisconsin Justice Data Portal

Scott Walker asks attorney general to review Obama’s gun actions - MJS

Related: Press Release

Gov. Scott Walker to review 2015 in select interviews - MJS

Scott Walker grants new year interviews requests from TV reporters, but not print - CT

January 6

Bills on property rights, environmental rules get hearings - MJS

Related: 2015 Senate Bill 464Assembly Bill 600 and Senate Bill 479

GOP private rights bills would alter state conservation practices - WSJ

Lawmakers sound off on lakeshore development bill - Wisconsin Public Radio

Democrats unveil bills to address prison staffing shortages - MJS

Related: 2015 Senate Bill 175

Animal owners urge lawmakers to soften exotic animals bill - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 333

Senate committee OKs bill outlawing hunter harassment - LT

Related: 2015 Senate Bill 338

Bill seeks $25 million in state money for osteopathic medical school in Jefferson - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 625

Railroad commissioner resigns, Scott Walker appoints Yash Wadhwa - MJS

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 373

State railroad commissioner resigns after revelations about handling of employee discipline - WSJ

Appointed justice Rebecca Bradley to face Joe Donald, Joanne Kloppenburg - MJS

3 vie for seat on state’s highest court - WSJ

State presidential primaries to feature 3 Democrats, 12 Republicans - MJS

All candidates make the cut for Wisconsin’s presidential primary ballot - WSJ

Special prosecutor in John Doe sends 159 notices on records obtained - MJS

Scott Walker won’t pardon Steven Avery in homicide case - WSJ

January 5

Public hearing set for Wisconsin bill to ease regulations for development on water bodies - CT

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 600

Wisconsin anti-abortion advocates urge action on fetal tissue, Planned Parenthood bills - CT

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 305 and 310

Bill seeks rules for investigating abuse of children with disabilities - MJS

Vos supports new limits on school district tax referendums - Wisconsin Public Radio

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 481

Feds quietly close long-running probe of Milwaukee voucher program - MJS

Wisconsin traffic deaths up in 2015 - WSJ

Related: News release and 2015 Wisconsin Act 19

Supreme Court candidate Rebecca Bradley opposed so-called clean campaign pledge - WSJ

Walker downplays increase in layoff notices - Wisconsin Radio Network

January 4

Republican bill seeks to limit local photo ID cards - MJS

Judge’s ruling a mixed bag for those challenging voter ID law - MJS

In 2016, presidential election, hot legislative issues top agenda - WSJ

Three Wisconsin legislative races to watch in 2016 - CT

6 months after open records flap, lawmaker struggles to halt secret budget changes - WSJ

Vos: No open records changes this session - Wisconsin Radio Network

Wisconsin Legislature: Five bills to watch in 2016 - CT

Jennifer Shilling: A year of ‘missed opportunity and broken promises’ - CT

Legislators eye busy start to new year - RJT

Bill would lift protections on some historic effigy mounds - MJS

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 620

School volunteers would be mandated reporters of child abuse under bill - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 489

Some state companies find opportunity in growing market for legal marijuana - MJS

Related: State medical marijuana laws