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October 30

Lawmakers try again for minimum penalties for drunken driving - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 352 and 353

School crime stats would be included in state report cards under GOP bill - WSJ

Assembly to take up bills addressing food stamp fraud - MJS

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 200 and 222

Lawmaker, couple disagree on whether he flashed pistol during visit - MJS

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 220 and Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort Document

UW-Madison faculty asked to sign on to resolution against campus carry bill - CT

Related: 2015 Senate Bill 3632011 Wisconsin Act 35, and Faculty document

Knife advocates approve of Wisconsin bill - Wisconsin Public Radio

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 142

Walker’s office says visitor logs for mansion don’t exist - WSJ

Scott Walker administration, liberal group at odds over partial release of mansion visitors’ log - CT

Rebecca Blank: Ray Cross’ 180 on tenure undercuts credibility of Board of Regents - CT

Wisconsin one of eight states where spending topped $1 million in 2014 Supreme Court race - CT

How bathrooms became a political battleground - Governing

States struggle with what to do with sex offenders after prison - NYT

October 29

Senate could vote on GAB, campaign finance bills next week - MJS

Related: 2015 Senate Bill 292 and Senate Bill 294

Senate Republicans take cautious tack on GAB, campaign finance bills - WSJ

Conservative groups push Republican senators to support Wisconsin elections board overhaul - CT

Legislative committee approves blaze pink hunting gear - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 291

Hunters press committee to pass anti-harassment bill - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 433

State transportation department opposes roundabouts bill - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 451

Wisconsin Senate committee approves anti-heroin bill - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 427

DOA: No resume on file for short order cook cited in civil service debate - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 373

Average student loan debt in Wisconsin shoots up 74 percent in a decade - CT

Related: 2015 Senate Bill 194 and Report

Scott Walker’s political team visited him at governor’s mansion - MJS

What Scott Walker’s been doing since the last GOP debate - Politico

Claude Covelli becomes 4th candidate for state Supreme Court - MJS

School board recall vote in Colorado tests conservative policies - NYT

October 28

Lawmakers inch closer to overhauling civil service system - MJS

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 373

Assembly passes overhaul of civil service system - WSJ

Assembly votes to legalize concealed switchblades - LT

Assembly takes first step toward eliminating treasurer’s post - MJS

Wisconsin voucher school programs post enrollment gains - MJS

Related: DPI News Release and LFB Paper

Enrollment in state voucher program more than doubles after cap is lifted - WSJ

Vouchers boost private school counts - GBPG

Nationwide test shows dip in students’ math abilities - NYT

Related: National Assessment of Educational Progress Report

GAB director refutes mismanagement accusations from GOP senator - Wisconsin Public Radio

Madison premiums, deductibles stay relatively low on health exchange - WSJ

Federal health exchange premium changes - WSJ

Appleton Planned Parenthood suspends abortions - APC

Related: 2015 Wisconsin Act 56

October 27

Wisconsin Assembly takes up civil service overhaul measure - CT

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 373

Assembly set to approve bills on concealed knives, treasurer - MJS

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 142 and Assembly Joint Resolution 5

Assembly to take up health insurance changes - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 394

Planned Parenthood suspends abortions at Appleton clinic - MJS

Related: 2013 Wisconsin Act 37 and 2015 Wisconsin Act 56

Republicans want to defund Planned Parenthood. What does that mean? - CT

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 310 and 311

GOP changes make it harder to investigate political crimes in Wisconsin - Wisconsin Public Radio

Related: 2015 Wisconsin Act 64 and 2015 Assembly Bill 388

Walker: John Doe restrictions a win for free speech - Wisconsin Public Radio

Judge Amy Smith not running for re-election creates third open seat for spring elections - WSJ

New state court justice: Politics is not part of job - ECLT

October 26

Scott Walker signs bill limiting John Doe probes as records are released - MJS

Scott Walker signs bill limiting John Doe investigations - WSJ

Related: 2015 Wisconsin Act 64

Wisconsin governor signs bill limiting political corruption inquiries - NYT

Bernier: Assembly bills bring necessary reform - Chippewa Herald

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 387 and 388

Records in John Doe lawsuit reveal GAB deliberations - WSJ

No Doe? Experts say still ways to chase political misconduct - WSJ

Which kinds of campaign donations lead to more polarized legislatures? You’ll be surprised by the answer - WaPo

Assembly passes measure allowing school board president to fill vacancy - RJT

Walker signs school board bill - RJT

Related: 2015 Wisconsin Act 63

GOP proposals would limit Wisconsin school districts’ ability to raise revenue - WSJ

‘Bathroom bill’ aimed at transgender students a joint effort between Jesse Kremer, Juliane Appling - CT

Wisconsin’s graduation gap widens to largest in U.S. - MJS

Wisconsin graduation gap between white and black students largest in the country - WSJ

Related: National Center for Education Statistics Report

25 years into Milwaukee’s voucher schools, lessons for Wisconsin - MJS

Brad Schimel joins suit opposing carbon emission limits - MJS

As federal clean power plan officially takes effect, Walker makes good on vow to sue - Wisconsin Public Radio

Marco Rubio picks up another top Wisconsin presidential endorsement - WSJ

Johnson urges shrinking federal government - RJT

Vos, Mason give their take on Ryan as House speaker - RJT