Capitol Headlines Daily

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.

March 14

Scott Walker calls for state agencies to track open records requests, speed up response times - WSJ

Related: Executive Order

Special treatment or limited access: State policies spell out who can talk to the press - LT

Spotlight  dimming on disclosure - MJS

Many legislatures exempt themselves from record laws - MJS

Senator: High school athletic associations unlikely to face open records requirements - WSJ

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 873

Grants would help college students facing emergencies - RJT

Related: 2015 Senate Bill 592

Senate may ignore part of Walker’s college affordability plan - Wisconsin Public Radio

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 739 and Video

Wisconsin bill would create ban on plastic bag bans - MJS

Related: 2015 Assembly Bill 730

Scott Fitzgerald defends inquiry into Madison, Dane County communications with Kraft Heinz - CT

UW faculty “bitterly disappointed” by Board of Regents’ new tenure policy - Isthmus

Wisconsin 36th in job growth, 6th in wage growth in third quarter of 2015 - CT

Wind power’s Wisconsin dry spell may be ending - MJS

Despite state snub, Madison makes room for Capitol Square bike lane - CT

Russ Feingold’s national profile powers fundraising, but out-of-state money rankles critics - WSJ

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley left oral arguments early - MJS

Anti-gay comments prompt national gay-rights group to jump in Supreme Court race - WSJ

Emotions run high after Rebecca Bradley’s tumultuous week - CT

Recall effort in Michigan intensifies pressure on Gov. Rick Snyder - NYT