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July 3

Republicans vote to dramatically scale back oversight of lawmakers, other public officials - WSJ

Budget panel approves tax cuts, road plan that could delay Madison-area projects - WSJ

Lawmakers scale back road borrowing; Zoo Interchange work to proceed - MJS

Academic units to see $23 million in cuts at UW-Madison - WSJ

UW-Madison academic units to cut $23 million under Scott Walker budget - CT

Public school sport participation rules scaled back - WSJ

Panel wants records test on officer-involved reports - WSJ

Loosening of teacher licensure requirements rejected - WSJ

Lawmakers slash public records access in budget bill - MJS

Budget surprises: Items inserted with little or no public input - MJS

Scott Walker files papers to run for president - MJS

Where Scott Walker stands on major election issues - WSJ

Joint Finance rejects Democrats' proposal to reinstate Wisconsin gas tax indexing - CT

Republican transportation funding package passed by Joint Finance Committee - CT

Rep. Melissa Sargent: Money speaks in Wisconsin legislative process - CT

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Four (not so easy) ways to balance the transportation budget - CT

Obama in La Crosse: 'A hard day's work deserves a fair day's wage' - WSJ

July 2

Legislative leaders unveil budget deal, but Senate passage in question - WSJ

Wisconsin legislators reach a budget deal — sort of - CT

Estimate: 55 percent of Wisconsin's school districts will get less state aid next year - WSJ

Wisconsin joins other states suing EPA to stop clean water rule - WSJ

GOP leaders to leave arena, prevailing wage out of budget - MJS

Cindy Archer, longtime aide to Scott Walker, sues John Doe prosecutors - MJS

Scott Walker signs bill banning microbeads - MJS

Scott Walker catches criticism from conservatives for Unintimidated PAC's hire of adviser - CT

Obama heads to La Crosse to tout efforts to expand overtime pay - MJS

July 1

Republicans reach deal to end Wisconsin budget impasse - WSJ

Senate, Assembly reach final budget deal - MJS

Public school advocates call for adjustments to K-12, special education funding - CT

Wisconsin Assembly Republicans put budget pressure on Senate - CT

Bucks arena lease includes non-relocation clause; could move after 30 years - MBJ

Coalition asks for rent-to-own changes to be kept out of budget - CT

Tenure at UW now seen as bellwether by educators across U.S. - MJS

Wisconsin DNR plans full environmental study on huge pig farm - WSJ

WEDC board member: 'I don't think there's any smoking guns here' - WSJ

Justice cancels request for review in conviction appeal by ex-Scott Walker aide - WSJ

Gableman drops request for high court to rehear Rindfleisch case - MJS

Supreme Court to hear challenge to union fees - NYT

June 30

Vos calls out fellow Republicans in Senate on budget - WSJ

Robin Vos pushes WI Senate for action on prevailing wage, budget sticking points - CT

Assembly GOP releases details on arena, prevailing wage - MJS

Assembly Republicans, hoping to break budget impasse, offer prevailing wage changes - WSJ

Vos says Assembly Republicans may pass their own state budget - Wisconsin Public Radio

Bucks would sign 30-year lease, collect all event revenue: Fiscal report - MBJ

Why are Republicans wary of arena deal? Check the scoreboard - MJS

Milwaukee arena foes say Scott Walker should listen to grandma - Bloomberg

Lawmakers seek to phase out domestic partner benefits - MJS

Democrats want to remove marriage definition in constitution - WSJ

Assembly Democrats lead effort to pull same-sex marriage ban from Wisconsin Constitution- CT

Supreme Court allows Texas abortion clinic to remain open - NYT

Supreme Court temporarily blocks Texas abortion law - WaPo

Supreme Court rebuffs lawmakers over independent redistricting panel - NYT

Justices rule 5-4 that independent panels can draw election district lines - WaPo

Colorado court rules use of public funds for private schools is unconstitutional - NYT

June 29

July 1: What happens if lawmakers miss their budget deadline? - WSJ

Assembly leaders to unveil plan on scaling back prevailing wage laws - MJS

Legal challenge spotlights shaky traffic forecasting key to highway projects - WSJ

From taxes to tolls, states struggle to fund transportation needs - MJS

Bucks arena plan recalls 1995 Brewers stadium deal – with some key differences - Wisconsin Public Radio

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage rights nationwide - MJS

High Court makes gay marriage law of the land, spurring many cheers, some dismay in Madison - WSJ

Scott Walker: Supreme Court gay marriage ruling 'a grave mistake' - WSJ

Walker calls gay marriage ruling a 'grave mistake' - WSJ

Scott Walker calls for constitutional amendment to let states define marriage - Politico

Scott Walker calls for respect on same-sex marriage ruling - CNN

Scott Walker goes mum on same-sex marriage - Politco

Wisconsin lawmaker calls for repeal of state's domestic partner registry - WSJ

After Supreme Court ruling, Wisconsin legislators call for changes to state law - WSJ

Gay marriage state by state: From a few states to the whole nation - NYT

Poll tracker: Potential Republican presidential candidates - WSJ

In Colorado, Walker lists why he thinks he can beat Clinton - MJS

Following Scott Walker: A timeline of the governor's out-of-state trips - CT

Wisconsin budget that once was a plus for Scott Walker could hurt him in 2016 - LA Times

Scott Walker's sudden right turn on social issues - National Review