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February 1
· Dept. of Public Instruction hearing
   Fundraisers
· Evening reception with U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen
The Great Dane, Rathskeller Room, 123 E. Doty St., Madison. $1,000 PAC Host $250 Host Committee $25 General Guest For more information or to RSVP, please call Jon Bernal at 920-733-8683 or jon@kagen4congress.com Make contributions payable to: Kagen 4 Congress 100 W. College Ave, Ste. 50- D Appleton, WI54911 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
   Other
· First Lady Doyle discusses the Read on Wisconsin! book club
Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 Will Also Encourage Students to Play the Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? Game First Lady Jessica Doyle will discuss the importance of reading with sixth grade students on Monday, February 1, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at ClaraBartonElementary School in Milwaukee. While there, Mrs. Doyle will speak with students about the benefits of reading and explain how students can become involved in the book club, Read On Wisconsin! . Mrs. Doyle’s online book club is for students and educators across the state. At 12:00 p.m., Mrs. Doyle will discuss the Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? geography game with fourth grade students at HawleyEnvironmentalSchool in Milwaukee. While there, Mrs. Doyle will discuss with students the opportunity to learn more about their home state and win weekly prizes by playing this fun and educational online game. Students in fourth through eighth grades can research the three clues found online each week to identify the mystery city. More information and game clues can be found at http://whereisjessica.wi.gov . Later, at 12:45 p.m., Mrs. Doyle will visit book club members at St. Joan Antida School in Milwaukee. She will discuss some of this year’s book selections and encourage students to read each day. Throughout the school year, Mrs. Doyle recommends books for five age groups each month. Students have the opportunity to discuss the books on the website or participate in Reading Days during the school year at the Executive Residence. To learn more about Read On Wisconsin! or to join the club, visit http://readon.wi.gov. First Lady Jessica Doyle’s Events for Monday, February 1, 2010 : 10:30 a.m. Clara Barton Elementary School 5700 W. Green Tree Rd Milwaukee 12:00 p.m. Hawley Environmental School 5610 W. Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee 12:45 p.m. St. Joan Antida School 1341 N. Cass Street Milwaukee 10 a.m.

February 2
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Elections and Campaign Reform public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Special Committee on Clean Energy Jobs public hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· WWBIC workshop
   Other
· DNR public hearing
State Office Building, Room 151, 141 NW Barstow St., Waukesha. Hearing on the control of polluted runoff and two grant programs that help fund those controls. 1 p.m.
· Documentary filmmaker Chip Duncan addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. The best of times, the worst of times. Documentary filmmaker Chip Duncan discusses the production of LANDSLIDE – A Portrait of President Herbert Hoover (PBS nationwide, Oct. 2009). The film is especially relevant in light of the ongoing economic crisis. Interviews for the film include notable scholars such as David Kennedy (Stanford), Amity Shlaes (Council on Foreign Relations) and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich as they discuss the 1927 Mississippi River Flood, the 1929 stock market crash, and economic policy during the Great Depression. Duncan will also discuss his latest book, Enough To Go Around – Searching for Hope in Afghanistan, Pakistan & Darfur (Select Books, NYC, 2009). 12 p.m.
· DWD Secretary Gassman outlines Governor Doyle’s workforce agenda
CONTACT: Dick Jones, Agency Liaison, 608-267-4780 Agenda to Build Economy, Create Jobs in Clean Energy, Advanced Manufacturing State Labor Secretary to visit Specialty Protein’s green, high-tech whey plant in Reedsburg In Baraboo, she will tour Teel Plastics’ new green, lean manufacturing facility MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman will highlight Governor Doyle’s agenda for job creation and economic growth, as outlined in his State of the State Address, on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, during visits to two Sauk County employers. At 11 a.m., Tuesday, Secretary Gassman will highlight the Governor’s clean energy and advanced manufacturing initiatives during a visit to Wisconsin Specialty Protein. She will meet with CEO Tera Johnson, the entrepreneur who last fall opened a $14 million whey processing plant, the nation’s first organic goat and sheep whey plant. The high-tech plant was designed and built with a heat recovery system and other green features. At 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Secretary Gassman will highlight other renewable energy opportunities for growth when she visits Teel Plastics in Baraboo. She will meet with Teel President Jay Smith and tour Teel’s new energy efficient, lean manufacturing facility. She will also learn about the manufacturer’s use of wood and other natural fibers in its production, funded in part with a renewable energy grant from Governor Doyle. A member of Governor Doyle’s Cabinet, Secretary Gassman leads the Department of Workforce Development and oversees more than 1,600 employees charged with strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce. Secretary Gassman’s Events for Tuesday, February 2, 2010 11:00-11:45 a.m. Wisconsin Specialty Protein 522 Greenway Court Reedsburg 1:30-2:15 p.m. Teel Plastics 1060 Teel Ct Baraboo 11 a.m.
· First Lady Doyle discusses Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? game
Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 Will Also Encourage Students to Join the Read On Wisconsin! Book Club First Lady Jessica Doyle will discuss the Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? game with students on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 10:15 a.m. at ElkhornMiddle School in Elkhorn. While there, Mrs. Doyle will discuss with students the opportunity to learn more about their home state and win weekly prizes by playing this fun and educational online game. Students in fourth through eighth grades can research the three clues found online each week to identify the mystery city. More information and game clues can be found at http://jessicadoyle.wi.gov/wheresjessica/. At 11:00 a.m., Mrs. Doyle will visit middle school students at LakelandSchool in Elkhorn. Mrs. Doyle will emphasize the importance of practicing reading skills and encourage students to participate in the Read On Wisconsin! Book Club. Mrs. Doyle’s online book club, Read On Wisconsin!, is for students and educators across the state. To learn more about Read On Wisconsin or to join the club, visit http://readon.wi.gov. While there, Mrs. Doyle will also challenge students to learn more about geography by playing Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? . Later at 1:00 p.m., Mrs. Doyle will visit the RaymondSchool in Franksville. Mrs. Doyle will commend the middle school students for participating in many school community service projects and discuss the importance of volunteering. The Governor and First Lady joined United We Serve this past summer. United We Serve was a national community service campaign to help our nation’s recovery by calling on Americans to volunteer in their communities. To learn about opportunities in your area or to suggest volunteer events for United We Serve, please visit serve.gov or contact govserve@wisconsin.gov or 608-266-1212. While there, Mrs. Doyle will also meet with an English class to discuss book selections from the Read On Wisconsin! book club. First Lady Jessica Doyle’s Events for Tuesday, February 2, 2010 : 10:15 a.m. Elkhorn Middle School 3 N Jackson Street Elkhorn 11:00 a.m. Lakeland School 504 W Court Street Elkhorn 1:00 p.m. Raymond School 2659 76th Street Franksville 10:15 a.m.
· Gov. Doyle discusses plans to create jobs, invest in manufacturing
Fowler & Hammer, 313 Monitor St., La Crosse. Following his State of the State Address last week, Governor Doyle will discuss his plans to create jobs and build the economy during a visit to Fowler and Hammer tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in La Crosse. Governor Doyle has laid out plans to continue growing all sectors of the state economy, including new efforts to help manufacturers reduce their energy costs, improve their bottom line and create and retain jobs. Contact: Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 11 a.m.
· Rep. Kessler announces compromise legislation on mayoral control of MPS
11221 W. Sanctuary Drive, Milwaukee. State Representative Frederick P. Kessler will hold a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2nd at 10:30 a.m. to announce compromise legislation on mayoral control of the Milwaukee Public Schools. CONTACT: REP. FREDERICK P. KESSLER (608) 266-5813 10:30 a.m.
· UW-Milwaukee 'Great Decisions' lecture
UWM Union Ballroom, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. “The Persian Perspective: How Tehran’s Leaders See the World,” Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Associate Professor of Political Science, Syracuse University Coordinated by the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM), Great Decisions brings internationally known diplomats, government officials, scholars and journalists to discuss foreign policy in an interactive setting. Lectures occur on consecutive Tuesdays through March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Admission is free for members of the Institute of World Affairs, UWM faculty and staff, and all area students and $5 for the general public. For more information, call 414-229-3220, or go to www.iwa.uwm.edu. 7 p.m.

February 3
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Sen. Bob Jauch
Inn on the Park, Madison. 5 p.m.
· Meet and greet with 8th CD candidate Reid Ribble
Main Street Pub/Caldwell House Restaurant, 172 N. Main St., Oconto Falls. Light Snacks and Cash Bar Will Be Provided Contact: Kerry Niemcek 920-257-9746 or kerryn@ribbleforcongress.com 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Children and Families public hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Health and Healthcare Reform executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Health and Healthcare Reform public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, the Economy and Small Business executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, the Economy and Small Business public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on State Affairs and Homeland Security executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology, and Financial Institutions executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
   Other
· Ag Day at the Capitol
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Customers First! Coalition discussion on clean energy/climate change legislation Concourse Hotel, Madison.
· First Lady Doyle discusses Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? game
Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 Will Also Visit Oshkosh West High to Discuss the Wisconsin Covenant First Lady Jessica Doyle will visit MerrillElementary School in Oshkosh on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. to encourage students to participate in her geography game, Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? . While there , Mrs. Doyle will discuss with students the opportunity to learn more about their home state and win weekly prizes by playing this fun and educational online game. Students in fourth through eighth grades can research the three clues found online each week to identify the mystery city. More information and game clues can be found at http://whereisjessica.wi.gov . Later at 1:00 p.m., Mrs. Doyle will meet with freshmen Wisconsin Covenant Pledge signers at OshkoshWestHigh School. By signing the Wisconsin Covenant, students promise to meet all requirements set forth in the pledge. In exchange, students are recognized as Wisconsin Covenant Scholars, earn a place within Wisconsin’s partnered systems of higher education, and receive a financial aid package, based on their family’s financial need, to help make college affordable. Additional information about the Wisconsin Covenant can be found at http://www.wisconsincovenant.wi.gov. First Lady Jessica Doyle’s Events for Wednesday, February 3, 2010 : 12:00 p.m. Merrill Elementary School 108 West New York Avenue Oshkosh 1:00 p.m. Oshkosh West High School 375 North Eagle Street Oshkosh 12 p.m.
· Gov. Doyle discusses plans to create clean energy jobs, grow the economy
Contact: Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 Following his State of the State Address last week, Governor Doyle will discuss his plans to continue making Wisconsin the clean energy leader and create thousands of green jobs in Wisconsin during a visit to Gateway Technical College in Kenosha tomorrow, Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 12:15 p.m. Later, at 1:30 p.m., Governor Doyle will visit Ruud Lighting in Racine to highlight his plans to create clean energy jobs and invest in advanced manufacturing. Governor Doyle has called on the Legislature to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act, a landmark legislative package to accelerate the state’s clean energy economy and create at least 15,000 jobs in Wisconsin. The Governor also announced new efforts to help manufacturers reduce their energy costs, improve their bottom line and create jobs. Governor Doyle’s Southeastern Wisconsin Events for Wednesday, February 3, 2010: 12:15 p.m. Gateway Technical College Horizon Center 4940 88th Avenue Kenosha 1:30 p.m. BetaLED, a Division of Ruud Lighting 9201 Washington Avenue Racine 12:15 p.m.
· State Superintendent Evers joins Wausaukee School District celebration
Gymnasium, N11941 US Highway 141, Wausaukee. In a turn around that shows the power of community support, the Wausaukee School District will celebrate its successes at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday in the school gymnasium. In 2008, because of declining enrollments and shrinking resources, the school board voted to dissolve the district. During the course of the dissolution process, presided over by then Deputy State Superintendent Tony Evers, the community voted for a referendum to exceed revenue limits, thus keeping the district in operation. The Wausaukee School Celebration will include awards presentations; music and video performances; and remarks from State Superintendent Tony Evers, other school officials, and several students. During the program, the middle school will be recognized for receiving an Exemplary Middle School award, given by the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators. Also to be acknowledged are 2009 Wisconsin Promise Awards to both the elementary and high schools. The prestigious National Blue Ribbon School award, earned by Wausaukee High School and given to just 314 schools nationwide in 2009, will also be recognized. Prior to the celebration, Evers will tour the school, including a visit to the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Automotive and Welding Lab, located in the Wausaukee school building. The partnership among the technical college and the Crivitz, Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine, and Wausaukee school districts allows high school students to enroll in automotive and welding classes, which provide both high school and technical college credit. After school hours, members of the community use the facility to upgrade work skills. Contact: Patrick Gasper, DPI Communications Officer, (608) 266-3559 12:10 a.m.
· Voces de la Frontera ICE vigil
Sisters of Saint Francis Convent, 3221 S. Lake Drive, Saint Francis. People of Faith Hold Vigil in front of Immigration Customs and Enforcement Detention Center US Citizens will stand in solidarity with families affected by immigration detention and deportation by holding a prayer vigil at the chapel of the Sisters of Saint Francis Convent, 3221 South Lake Drive, Saint Francis, WI at 6:45 p.m on Wednesday, February 3rd. Please join immigrant families praying for their loved ones and sign petitions to Senators Kohl and Feingold asking for their support in immigration reform. On Thursday, February 4th at 10:00 am, a delegation will meet at Voces de la Frontera and deliver the signed petitions to the Senators' offices; 10:30 at the office of Senator Feingold and 11:15 at the office of Senator Kohl. Following the visits to the Senators' offices, they will gather at noon in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, 310 East Knapp Street, to protest the ICE raids on immigrant families and in the workplace and hear testimony from an immigrant family. Contact: Joanne Lange, New Sanctuary Movement Member Phone: (414) 795-8108 6:45 p.m.
· Wisconsin Coastal Management Council
Lussier Family Heritage Center, 3101 Lake Farm Road, Madison. 8 a.m.

February 4
· WisPolitics.com/WisBusiness.com: The future of SE Wisconsin transportation and its busiest interchange
Medical College of Wisconsin - Alumni Center, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee. The Zoo Interchange provides connections between I-94, I-894 and US 45 in western Milwaukee County near the Milwaukee County Zoo. Built in 1963, it's the busiest interchange in Wisconsin with more than 350,000 vehicles using it daily. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is moving quickly to replace three interchange bridges and studying other possible changes to meet future needs. What does the Zoo Interchange situation tell us about the transportation system in the region and the state? And how will state funding challenges impact those systems? Come to the Feb. 4 event to hear a broad discussion about the future of Wisconsin's busiest interchange and its place in southeastern Wisconsin's transportation system. Click Here to Register and for more information. 7:30 a.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Agriculture public hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Personal Privacy public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· UW Board of Regents
1920 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Business Events
· Business 101 Session 5: Financial tools & benchmarks
Forward Janesville offices, 14 S. Jackson St., Janesville. Business 101 is a free, seven-part series that was created by the UW-Whitewater Small Business Development Center, and is being presented by the Rock County Development Alliance. The upcoming session will be held on February 4, 2009, and will focus on the Financial Tools & Benchmarks for a business. The session will be hosted at the Forward Janesville offices, 14 S. Jackson Street, Janesville, WI, 53548. Sessions are held from Noon to 1 p.m., on the first Thursday of every month. New, expanding and current businesses welcome!  Sessions are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact: Mary Rajek at 608-757-3160 or mary@rockcountyalliance.com 12 p.m.
· WWBIC workshop
   Other
· Duffy for Congress office opening
200 Main St. W., Ashland. Ashland County District Attorney and candidate for Congress, Sean Duffy, his wife Rachel, and their family will be present for the opening of their campaign headquarters this week. Contact: Chris DeRose (715) 803-3848 or chris@duffyforcongress.com 5 p.m.
· First Lady Doyle deliver Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? game prize
· Gov. Doyle discusses plans to create
Evrisko Systems, NanoRite Innovation Center, 2322 Alpine Road, Suite 10, Eau Claire. Following his State of the State Address last week, Governor Doyle will discuss his plans to continue making Wisconsin a clean energy leader and create thousands of green jobs in Wisconsin during a visit to Evrisko Systems at the NanoRite Innovation Center in Eau Claire tomorrow, Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Governor Doyle has called on the Legislature to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act, a landmark legislative package to accelerate the state’s clean energy economy and create at least 15,000 jobs in Wisconsin by 2025. In his State of the State Address, the Governor also announced new efforts to help manufacturers reduce their energy costs, improve their bottom line and create jobs. Contact: Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 11 a.m.
· Meet and greet 8th CD candidate Reid Ribble
The Nightingale Supper Club, 1451 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay. Contact: Kerry Niemcek 920-257-9746 4 p.m.
· Milwaukee Co. Board of Supervisors Room 200, County Courthouse, Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee Mayor Barrett tours worker training facility
Plumbers and Steamfitters U.A. Local 400, 2700 Northridge Drive, Kaukauna. Milwaukee – Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett will tour the Plumbers and Steamfitters U.A. Local 400 worker training facility in Kaukauna on Thursday, February 4. Local 400 operates a 41,000 sq. ft. training center that offers apprenticeship programs in fields such as plumbing, steam fitting, HVAC/R service, pipe fabrication and others. The worker training program is part of a robust labor-management partnership between Local 400 and 125 signatory contractor companies across Wisconsin to provide the skilled workforce businesses need to remain competitive and get our state’s economy moving. Tom Barrett is running for Governor to build a stronger Wisconsin for all of us by growing our economy, creating, retaining and attracting good jobs across Wisconsin, and solving the budget problems in Madison. Contact: Phil Walzak (414) 271-8050 12:30 p.m.
· On the Issues with Mike Gousha: State Supreme Court Justice Roggensack & Milwaukee Co. Circuit Court Judge Brostrom
Eisenberg Memorial Hall, Marquette Law School, Milwaukee.

February 5
   Fundraisers
· Meet and greet with 8th CD candidate Reid Ribble
Double Buck Cafe, Highway 8 and Highway 32, Laona. Contact: Kerry Niemcek 920-257-9746 or kerryn@ribbleforcongress.com 12 p.m.
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Other
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Wisconsin Arts Board
Middleton Building, Room 302, UW-Madison. Meeting on the Percent for Art Program. 10 a.m.

February 6
   Other
· First Lady Doyle volunteers at UW Habitat’s 14th Annual Souper Bowl in Madison
West High School, 30 Ash St., Madison. First Lady Jessica Doyle will volunteer at the UW Habitat’s 14th Annual Souper Bowl on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. at WestHigh School in Madison. While there, Mrs. Doyle will thank the volunteers for their service and assist in serving to visitors. The fundraiser is an evening of food, art, and entertainment to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization whose goal is to eliminate substandard housing worldwide. The UW-Madison chapter began in 1993 and has four goals: to fundraise, to build, to advocate, and to educate others about poverty housing. This past summer, the Governor and First Lady joined United We Serve, President and First Lady Obama’s national community service campaign to help our nation’s recovery by calling on Americans to volunteer in their communities. To learn about opportunities in your area or to suggest volunteer events for United We Serve, please visit serve.gov or contact govserve@wisconsin.gov or 608-266-1212. Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 3:30 p.m.
· Fond du Lac GOP Annual Caucus
· Wisconsin Farmers Union convention
Plaza Hotel and Suites, Eau Claire.

February 7
   Business Events
· 2010 ACEEE Forum on Energy Efficiency in Agriculture
Monona Terrace Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· Wisconsin Farmers Union convention
Plaza Hotel and Suites, Eau Claire.

February 8
   State Government
· Gov. Doyle: To address National Health Care Conference in Washington, D.C.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· 2010 ACEEE Forum on Energy Efficiency in Agriculture
Monona Terrace Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· HealthWatch Wisconsin Conference
Best Western Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. Getting Back to Basics, Health Reform Discussions Dominate 3rd Annual HealthWatch Wisconsin Conference Agenda Madison , WI –ABC for Health, a Madison-based, non-profit law firm, will host the 3rd Annual HealthWatch Wisconsin conference—an event that convenes health care advocates, patient navigators and others from the public health workforce. “In this economy more and more people need help paying medical bills, getting out of medical debt, and staying insured. This conference is a chance to learn the latest strategies to help guide people to the health care and coverage they need and deserve,” stated Public Interest Attorney Bobby Peterson, founder of ABC for Health Inc and project director for HealthWatch Wisconsin. As the health reform debate stalls in Washington, the needs and interests of Wisconsin’s families to obtain and maintain health care coverage cannot fall by the wayside. “With a ground-level view of the access problems people confront, our education and advocacy strategies provide the best opportunity to learn how to help families obtain and maintain a connection to health care coverage and services,” says Peterson. The HealthWatch Wisconsin conference will include participants from hospitals, HMOs, advocacy organizations, higher education and many more for two days of educational workshops with health care experts, leaders in public health, and members of the Wisconsin legislature. ABC for Health will host its HealthWatch Wisconsin Conference February 8 & 9 , at the Best Western Inn on the Park in Madison, WI. The event will begin at 1:30pm with a health reform panel followed by substantive workshops. The conference will include the latest discussion on health care reform. Despite the slow down in health reform, many experts expect a reform bill yet this spring. “Our conference participants will interact with their elected officials and learn the implications of possible reform for Wisconsin, and how it will impact our vital programs like BadgerCare Plus and the BadgerCare Plus Basic Plan.” The conference will include reform perspectives from key stakeholders like the AFL-CIO, AARP, Wisconsin Hospital Association and Wisconsin Medical Society. New this year is a workshop devoted to teaching health advocates strategies on working with the media, with representatives from the Capital Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Pubic Radio and Madison’s NBC Morning Show. The event will include an awards ceremony featuring Secretary of Health Services Karen Timberlake to honor awardees for outstanding service to the health of the public in Wisconsin. “We are taking time to honor and celebrate those who work hard to make life better for many people in Wisconsin,” said Peterson. The inaugural recipients of the HealthWatch Wisconsin Awards include: *Advocate of the Year: Julie Baryluk, Polk County Health Department *Outstanding Outreach Effort of the Year: Kris Peterka, Riverwest Initiative, Milwaukee *Outstanding Media: Shamane Mills, Wisconsin Public Radio *Legislator of the Year: Senate: Sen. Mark Miller (Monona); Assembly: Rep. Donna Seidel (Wausau) If You Go: What: 3rd Annual HealthWatch Wisconsin Conference Date: Monday, February 8, 2010, 1:00pm-4:30pm (Evening Awards Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm); Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 8:30am-4:30pm Place: Best Western Inn on the Park ( 22 S. Carroll St., Madison ) To Register: There is a cost to attend the full conference, but the evening awards reception is free and open to the public. We ask people attending RSVP. If you plan to attend the entire conference, please register online at www.safetyweb.org. If you intend to come just for the awards reception, please RSVP by calling: (608)261-6939 ext 210. ABC for Health is a Wisconsin-based, nonprofit, public interest law firm dedicated to linking children and families, particularly those with special health care needs, to health care benefits and services. ABC for Health’s mission is to provide information, advocacy tools, legal services and expert support needed to obtain, maintain, and finance health care coverage and services. Bobby Peterson, Office: (608)261-6939 ext 201; Cell: (608)444-7197 Brynne McBride: (608)261-6939 ext 210 1 p.m.
· Lake Michigan coast mayors hold press conference to call on White House to prevent the spread of Asian carp into Lake Michigan

February 9
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities and Senate Committee on Commerce, Utilities, Energy, and Rail joint public hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary and Ethics public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Public Safety executive session
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs public hearing -- CANCELLED
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· 2010 ACEEE Forum on Energy Efficiency in Agriculture
Monona Terrace Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Edgewood College MBA Executive Speaker Series
Edgewood College, Anderson Auditorium, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison. Edgewood College is pleased to host “The State of the Madison Regional Economy- Where Are We, and Where Are We Headed? The regional economy is improving, or is it? Hear what key Madison business and community leaders have to say about banking, technology, real estate and employment. Our distinguished panel will be moderated by Edgewood College Economics Professor Bill Duddleston. Join us Tuesday, February 9, 2010 for a focused, relevant discussion of what we can expect in 2010 and beyond. Panelists for this event are Scott Lockard, President, U.S. Bank, Madison Region; Londa Dewey President, QTI; Eric Schwartz, President, Sara Investment Properties; and David Wittwer, President, TDS. Registration and refreshments are at 5:00pm. The discussion begins at 5:30pm. There is no charge to attend. Contact: Ed Taylor, Director of Marketing & Communications 608-663-2333 5 p.m.
· WWBIC workshop
   Other
· Assembly workgroup on payday loan regulation unveils Responsible Lending Act
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. MADISON – Members of the Assembly workgroup on payday loan regulation will unveil the details of their proposal on Tuesday, February 9th at 10am in the Assembly Parlor . Contact: Rep. Seidel (608) 266-0654 10 a.m.
· First Lady Doyle delivers Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? game prize
Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 Will Also Speak With Wisconsin Covenant Students at Nathan HaleHigh School First Lady Jessica Doyle will deliver a weekly winner prize in the Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? geography game on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 1:15 p.m. at GreenfieldMiddle School in Greenfield. While there, Mrs. Doyle will discuss with students the opportunity to learn more about their home state and win prizes by playing this fun and educational online game. Earlier at 10:45 a.m., Mrs. Doyle will discuss the Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? geography game with elementary students at FranklinElementary School in West Allis. Students in fourth through eighth grades can research the three clues found online each week to identify the mystery city. More information and game clues can be found at http://whereisjessica.wi.gov . At 11:30 a.m., the First Lady will meet with Wisconsin Covenant Pledge signers at NathanHaleHigh School in West Allis. She will have a discussion with students about their high school experiences and future goals. By signing the Wisconsin Covenant, students promise to meet all requirements set forth in the pledge. In exchange, students are recognized as Wisconsin Covenant Scholars, earn a place within Wisconsin’s partnered systems of higher education, and receive a financial aid package, based on their family’s financial need, to help make college affordable. Additional information about the Wisconsin Covenant can be found at http://www.wisconsincovenant.wi.gov. First Lady Jessica Doyle’s Events for Tuesday, February 9, 2010 : 10:45 a.m. Franklin Elementary School 2060 S 86th Street West Allis 11:30 p.m. Nathan Hale High School 11601 W Lincoln Avenue West Allis 1:15 p.m. Greenfield Middle School 3200 W Barnard Avenue Greenfield 10:45 a.m.
· HealthWatch Wisconsin Conference
Best Western Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. Getting Back to Basics, Health Reform Discussions Dominate 3rd Annual HealthWatch Wisconsin Conference Agenda Madison , WI –ABC for Health, a Madison-based, non-profit law firm, will host the 3rd Annual HealthWatch Wisconsin conference—an event that convenes health care advocates, patient navigators and others from the public health workforce. “In this economy more and more people need help paying medical bills, getting out of medical debt, and staying insured. This conference is a chance to learn the latest strategies to help guide people to the health care and coverage they need and deserve,” stated Public Interest Attorney Bobby Peterson, founder of ABC for Health Inc and project director for HealthWatch Wisconsin. As the health reform debate stalls in Washington, the needs and interests of Wisconsin’s families to obtain and maintain health care coverage cannot fall by the wayside. “With a ground-level view of the access problems people confront, our education and advocacy strategies provide the best opportunity to learn how to help families obtain and maintain a connection to health care coverage and services,” says Peterson. The HealthWatch Wisconsin conference will include participants from hospitals, HMOs, advocacy organizations, higher education and many more for two days of educational workshops with health care experts, leaders in public health, and members of the Wisconsin legislature. ABC for Health will host its HealthWatch Wisconsin Conference February 8 & 9 , at the Best Western Inn on the Park in Madison, WI. The event will begin at 1:30pm with a health reform panel followed by substantive workshops. The conference will include the latest discussion on health care reform. Despite the slow down in health reform, many experts expect a reform bill yet this spring. “Our conference participants will interact with their elected officials and learn the implications of possible reform for Wisconsin, and how it will impact our vital programs like BadgerCare Plus and the BadgerCare Plus Basic Plan.” The conference will include reform perspectives from key stakeholders like the AFL-CIO, AARP, Wisconsin Hospital Association and Wisconsin Medical Society. New this year is a workshop devoted to teaching health advocates strategies on working with the media, with representatives from the Capital Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin Pubic Radio and Madison’s NBC Morning Show. The event will include an awards ceremony featuring Secretary of Health Services Karen Timberlake to honor awardees for outstanding service to the health of the public in Wisconsin. “We are taking time to honor and celebrate those who work hard to make life better for many people in Wisconsin,” said Peterson. The inaugural recipients of the HealthWatch Wisconsin Awards include: *Advocate of the Year: Julie Baryluk, Polk County Health Department *Outstanding Outreach Effort of the Year: Kris Peterka, Riverwest Initiative, Milwaukee *Outstanding Media: Shamane Mills, Wisconsin Public Radio *Legislator of the Year: Senate: Sen. Mark Miller (Monona); Assembly: Rep. Donna Seidel (Wausau) If You Go: What: 3rd Annual HealthWatch Wisconsin Conference Date: Monday, February 8, 2010, 1:00pm-4:30pm (Evening Awards Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm); Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 8:30am-4:30pm Place: Best Western Inn on the Park ( 22 S. Carroll St., Madison ) To Register: There is a cost to attend the full conference, but the evening awards reception is free and open to the public. We ask people attending RSVP. If you plan to attend the entire conference, please register online at www.safetyweb.org. If you intend to come just for the awards reception, please RSVP by calling: (608)261-6939 ext 210. ABC for Health is a Wisconsin-based, nonprofit, public interest law firm dedicated to linking children and families, particularly those with special health care needs, to health care benefits and services. ABC for Health’s mission is to provide information, advocacy tools, legal services and expert support needed to obtain, maintain, and finance health care coverage and services. Bobby Peterson, Office: (608)261-6939 ext 201; Cell: (608)444-7197 Brynne McBride: (608)261-6939 ext 210 8:30 a.m.
· Madison International Trade Association (MITA) February meeting
Title: Solutions for Export Success: Finding the funds, the customers and the answers to your export questions Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 Description: Madison International Trade Association (MITA) February meeting: Does your firm have the necessary resources to succeed in international markets? Take control of your export opportunities and learn about the international resources that can help you: - Put together an export marketing plan - Master the mechanics of exporting - Identify distributors or customers - Solve export emergencies such as customs holds - Conduct market research to identify top prospects - Double your marketing budget by accessing funds to cover up to 50% of your international marketing costs Wisconsin is your state and the Wisconsin International Trade Team is your partner in export sales. The Wisconsin International Trade Team is a collaboration of the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Team members throughout the state offer years of experience in international sales, banking, transportation, and marketing, as well as first-hand knowledge of business cultures and practices around the globe. Most of these services are without a charge to Wisconsin firms – export services at an exceptional value! Plus, hear from several Wisconsin firms that have built export sales by using the services of the Wisconsin International Trade Team. Register by Thursday, Feb. 4th at http://www.mitaweb.org/Events.shtml Cost: $30 for MITA members; $35 for non-members Schedule: 11:30 am – Registration and Networking 12:00 pm – Lunch 12:30 pm – Program 2:00 pm – Adjourn Location: Sheraton Hotel Madison, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53713 ph: (608) 251-2300 Registration: Register by Thursday, Feb. 4th at http://www.mitaweb.org or e-mail Jill Carmichael, MITA Treasurer, at jcarmichael@johnsonbank.com Andrew McGuire Bureau of Export Development WI Dept. of Commerce Tel: (608) 267-0587 Email: andrew.mcguire@wisconsin.gov For more information, contact: Stanley Pfrang, Stanley.pfrang@Wisconsin.gov, 608-267-0639 11:30 a.m.
· Marquette University Law School Dean Joseph D. Kearney addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Marquette University Law School is a thoroughly twenty-first-century institution-as embodied in Eckstein Hall, its $85 million new home, rising dramatically at the Marquette interchange. Is it a meaningful statement still to call Marquette "Milwaukee Law School" (its original name), and why should this be of intense interest even to non-lawyers in this region? Dean Joseph D. Kearney will speak on the Law School's public-policy and public-service efforts, which have expanded dramatically in the past decade, and, especially, on the future of the Law School, beyond Eckstein Hall, in these important public spheres. 12 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Holland Town Hall, 8126 Katie Lane, Kaukauna. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2575-WR-100) Application of Town of Holland Sanitary District No. 1, Brown County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 1 p.m.
· UW-Milwaukee 'Great Decisions' lecture
UWM Union Ballroom, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. “The State of Global Capitalism: The History and Future of a Free Market Approach,” Michael Rosen, economist, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Patrick McIlheran, editorial writer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Coordinated by the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM), Great Decisions brings internationally known diplomats, government officials, scholars and journalists to discuss foreign policy in an interactive setting. Lectures occur on consecutive Tuesdays through March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Admission is free for members of the Institute of World Affairs, UWM faculty and staff, and all area students and $5 for the general public. For more information, call 414-229-3220, or go to www.iwa.uwm.edu. 7 p.m.
· Wisconsin Counties Association Legislative Exchange
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.

February 10
· WisPolitics.com Luncheon: Senate Minority Leader Fitzgerald
The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Join us for lunch as Senate Minority Leader Fitzgerald discusses the session and upcoming elections. The 2009 luncheon series is sponsored by The Wisconsin Bankers Association, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, University Research Park, Wal-Mart and Xcel Energy. The events are open to the public, and the price for lunch is $19. Call the Madison Club to register at (608) 255-4861. The luncheon starts at 11:45 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. 11:45 a.m.
   Fundraisers
· Breakfast with Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen
Madison Hilton, Madison. Host levels are $1000 or $500. PAC is accepted. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or via email at Laura@Graltonconsulting.com. 8 a.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Agriculture public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Corrections and the Courts executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Health and Healthcare Reform executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Health and Healthcare Reform public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Labor public hearing -- CANCELLED
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs executive session
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Rules executive session
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. 4 p.m.
· Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations executive session
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Organization executive session
Senate Parlor, State Capitol.
· Senate Select Committee on Clean Energy public hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Profitability and Environmental Sustainability in the Dairy Industry
Monona Terrace Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· WEDA Governor's Conference on Economic Development The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.
· WWBIC workshop
   Other
· AG Van Hollen addresses Wisconsin Counties Association's Annual Legislative Exchange
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will be giving formal remarks on Wednesday morning to the Wisconsin Counties Association’s Annual Legislative Exchange. Van Hollen’s remarks will highlight the Department’s partnership with Wisconsin’s counties and the Attorney General’s efforts to assist local law enforcement, prosecutors and crime victim services. Contact: Bill Cosh 608/266-1221 9:30 a.m.
· DNR public hearing
Lyman F. Anderson Agricultural and Conservation Center, 1 Fen Oak Court, Classrooms A & B, Madison. Hearing on the control of polluted runoff. 1 p.m.
· First Lady Doyle hosts Reading Day at the Residence
Executive Residence, 99 Cambridge Road, Madison. First Lady Jessica Doyle will host the February Reading Day at the Residence Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Executive Residence in Madison. Students from Madison, Appleton, and Seymour will travel to the Executive Residence to tour, discuss this month’s book selections, and read aloud. Mrs. Doyle hosts a Reading Day at the Residence each month. Schools attending the February Reading Day include: 9:00 a.m. Midvale Elementary, Madison 10:00 a.m. Leopold Elementary, Madison 11:00 a.m. Horizons Elementary, Appleton 12:30 p.m. LakeView Elementary, Madison 1:30 p.m. Seymour Middle, Seymour Read on Wisconsin is an online book club for students and educators across the state in its sixth year. Throughout the school year, Mrs. Doyle recommends books for five age groups ranging from infancy to high school. In addition to reading the books, students have the opportunity to discuss the books on the web site. To learn more about Read On Wisconsin or to join the club, visit http://readon.wi.gov. Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 9 a.m.
· Gov. Doyle addresses dairy industry conference
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Governor Jim Doyle will discuss his efforts to invest in agriculture at the Profitability and Environmental Sustainability in the Dairy Industry Conference tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at the Monona Terrace in Madison. In his State of the State Address last month, the Governor called on lawmakers to extend the dairy modernization tax credit and enact a food processing tax credit to help farmers and producers invest in modern agriculture, expand operations, and create jobs. Governor Doyle has also called on the Legislature to pass the Clean Energy Jobs Act, a landmark legislative package to accelerate the state’s clean energy economy in the state’s farms, fields and factories and create at least 15,000 jobs in Wisconsin by 2025. Contact: Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 12 p.m.
· Madison commemorates Black History Month Municipal Building Lobby, 215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Madison.
· Sen. Wirch press conference
Senate Parlor, State Capitol. Madison – In response to the 5-4 Supreme Court Decision, Senator Wirch is introducing a Senate Bill which would ensure that a majority of a corporation’s shareholders approve of independent expenditures before they are made. Senator Wirch will hold a press conference to discuss his legislation on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 2:00pm in the Wisconsin State Capitol Parlor. Contact: Senator Bob Wirch 608.267.8979 2 p.m.
· Wisconsin Counties Association Legislative Exchange
· Wisconsin Restaurant Association Lobby Day
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. THREE GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES SPEAK AT RESTAURANT LOBBY DAY On Wednesday, February 10, the three leading candidates for Wisconsin’s open governor’s seat will speak to an audience of restaurateurs as a part of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association’s Lobby Day. Appearances by the following candidates have been confirmed: § Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker § Former Congressman Mark Neumann § Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Restaurant Lobby Day is an opportunity for restaurant industry members from across the state to meet with elected officials and lobby for a small business agenda. Restaurateurs come prepared to brief Legislators on issues and challenges specific to their industry. Participants in the 2010 Restaurant Lobby Day plan to: § Oppose property tax expansion to leases, licenses and permits. § Fight for fair credit card liability and fees. § Demand no new taxes on small business. § Battle indexing the minimum wage. Contacts: Peter Hanson Government Relations 800.589.3211 Sara Stinski Industry Relations 608.333.1065 11 a.m.

February 11
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Sen. Kathleen Vinehout
306 E. Madison St., Eau Claire. 5:30 p.m.
· Meet and greet with 8th CD candidate Reid Ribble
Mulligan’s Sports Bar and Grill, 16707 Highway 32, Mountain. Light Snacks and Cash Bar Will Be Provided Contact: Kerry Niemcek 920-257-9746 or kerryn@ribbleforcongress.com 4:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Housing executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Housing informational hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Insurance public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Public Health executive session
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Transportation executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Transportation public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Workforce Development informational hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue executive session
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue public hearing
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing informational hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Select Committee on Clean Energy public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Developing Energy Technologies in the Great Lakes Region
Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, Brookfield.
· Forward Janesville small business listening session
14 S. Jackson St., Janesville. Forward Janesville’s Small Business Council is pleased to be facilitating a second Small Business Listening Session on Thursday, February 11, 2010 in Forward Janesville’s large conference room at 14 S. Jackson Street. The session is slated to begin at 7:30am and runs for approximately one hour. A light breakfast will be provided by Boyd Consulting Group. January’s listening session was an extremely positive experience. Attendees ranged from seasoned small business owners of 20 plus years to a budding entrepreneur who will be opening a small business in March. This monthly event, which will be held every 2nd Thursday, is open to the public. If you’re a small business person looking for advice, suggestions, resources or simply an ear, please join us. For further information, please contact Laurie Huml Eckert at 757-3160 or e-mail lauriehe@forwardjanesville.com. 7:30 a.m.
· Sweet Water honors Mayor Barrett, Dept. of City Development
This Thursday at 1 p.m. Sweet Water will honor the indispensable support provided by Mayor Barrett's administration, the Department of City Development, Alderman Zielinski, and the Great Lakes Water Institute. The meeting will occur at Sweet Water Organics, 2151 S. Robinson, Bayview. (Media access and set-up at 12:30 please) During January and February of 2009 Sweet Water Organics was launched with the enthusiastic support of DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux, 30th St. Cooridor Project Manager Kein Burton, Alderman Tony Zielinski, and Dr. Fred Binkowski of the Great Lakes Water Institute. Marcoux and Zielinski recognize the impact Sweet Water can have in terms of job growth, and sustainable, economic development. Dr. Binkowski sees Sweet Water as a project in support of his vision of helping Milwaukee become "the urban aquaculture city of America." Introducing the Sweet Water Foundation The event will also be an occasion to introduce the Sweet Water Foundation(SWF), created by the Sweet Water team for support training and demonstration projects focused on "healing gardens," vermiculture and aquaponics, starting on the local level, but also aiming to support nature conservation and world food security. SWF Board Members Howard Hinterthuer and Emmanuel Pratt will be on hand to explain the SWF vision and start-up projects. Commissioner Marcoux and Ms. Burton, Dr. Binkowski, and Alderman Zielinski will be joined by Alderman Joe Davis, key advocate of Milwaukee's sister city projects; Ryan and Laura Skaife of the Hope in Tanzania Foundation; Dr. Gay Reinartz, Director, Bonobo and Congo Biodiversity Initiative and Conservation Coordinator, Zoological Society of Milwaukee; Martha Davis Kipcak of Slow Food and The Kitchen Table Project; and Marcia Caton Campbell, Milwaukee Program Director of the Center for Reslient Cities. Contact: James Godsil, 414 232 1336, godsil.james@gmail.com 1 p.m.
· WEDA Governor's Conference on Economic Development
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· WWBIC workshop
   Other
· DNR public hearing
Rib Mountain Municipal Center, 3700 N. Mountain Road, Wausau. Hearing on the control of polluted runoff. 1 p.m.
· DPI Superintendent Evers visits Fox Valley schools Richmond Elementary School, 1441 E. John St., Appleton.
· PSC prehearing conference
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 137-CE-140) Application of American Transmission Company, as an Electric Public Utility, to Construct a New 138 kV Line Between the Existing Canal Substation in the Town of Sturgeon Bay and the Dunn Road Substation in the Town of Sevastopol, in Door County, Wisconsin 10 a.m.
· PSC prehearing conference
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 10-WI-100) Petition of Abbotsford Municipal Water Utility, Clark and Marathon Counties, Wisconsin, to Establish Procedures for Curtailing Water Service in the Event of an Emergency or Insufficient Supply and a Water Conservation Rate Surcharge 2 p.m.
· Wisconsin Forward Award annual conference
American Family Insurance National Headquarters, 6000 American Parkway, Madison.

February 12
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue executive session
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· WEDA Governor's Conference on Economic Development
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· DETF public hearing
Conference Room GB, 801 W. Badger Road, Madison. Hearing on implementation of benefit domestic partnership benefits changes mandated in biennial budget act. 1:30 p.m.
· DWD Secretary Gassman outlines Governor Doyle’s workforce agenda
Monona Terrace, Hall of Ideas, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Agenda to Build Economy, Create Jobs in Clean Energy, Advanced Manufacturing State Labor Secretary to address Governor’s Economic Development Conference MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman will highlight Governor Doyle’s agenda for job creation and economic growth at 10 a.m., Friday, February 12, 2010, during the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development at the Monona Terrace. Secretary Gassman will cover Governor Doyle’s agenda to help businesses create jobs, provide workers opportunities to get those jobs, and grow Wisconsin’s economy, seizing opportunities in a clean energy economy, and maintaining Wisconsin’s lead in advanced manufacturing. A member of Governor Doyle’s Cabinet, Secretary Gassman leads the Department of Workforce Development and oversees more than 1,600 employees charged with strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce. CONTACT: John Dipko, Communications Director, 608-266-6753 10 a.m.
· First Lady Doyle reads to students
Falk Elementary School, 6323 Woodington Way, Madison. First Lady Jessica Doyle will read with students on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at FalkElementary School in Madison. While there, Mrs. Doyle will visit a class as part of Read Your Heart Out Day at the school and discuss the importance of practicing reading each day. She will also explain how students can participate in the Read On Wisconsin! Book Club. Throughout the school year, Mrs. Doyle recommends books for five age groups each month. Students have the opportunity to discuss the books chosen for this month. To learn more about Read On Wisconsin! or to join the club, visit http://readon.wi.gov. Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 1:30 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· UW System Competitive University Workforce Commission
1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison. 11 a.m.
· Wisconsin Forward Award annual conference
American Family Insurance National Headquarters, 6000 American Parkway, Madison.
· Wisconsin Newspaper Association annual convention
Madison Marriott West, Middleton.

February 15
   Fundraisers
· U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin’s 48th birthday party
Restaurant Muramoto, 225 King St., Madison. Suggested contribution: $48 Sponsor Levels: $1000, $500, $250, $100 RSVP: Stacey@tammybaldwin.com, 608-663-6300, or www.tammybaldwin.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Special Committee on Clean Energy Jobs public hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
   Other
· Milwaukee Mayor Barrett delivers State of the City address
Manpower, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee. Mayor’s Reception 8:00 a.m. Welcome 8:15 a.m. State of the City Address 8:30 a.m. RSVP by email to mayorrsvp@milwaukee.gov or by calling (414) 286-2200 8 a.m.
· Wisconsin Environment press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Event to Highlight Groundswell of Public Support for Clean Energy Jobs Act Fifteen minutes before the final scheduled meeting of the Assembly Clean Energy Jobs Committee, the Coalition for Clean Energy will host a news conference at the Capitol with a group of citizens to announce the results of a large-scale petition drive indicating a groundswell of support for the Clean Energy Jobs Act. The citizens will then deliver the petitions to legislative offices and attend the hearing to support the bill. Deb Karpfinger – Wauwatosa resident Will Stahl – Appleton resident Heidi Blankenship – Madison resident Dan Kohler – Wisconsin Environment Director Contact: Dan Kohler, (608) 251-1918, (608) 628-2804 cell, dankohler@wisconsinenvironment.org 9:45 a.m.

February 16
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Education executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary and Ethics executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary and Ethics public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Public Safety executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Session
Assembly Chamber, State Capitol. 11 a.m.
· Joint Committee on Finance 13.10 meeting
412 East, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
· Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions executive session
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection executive session
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Session
Senate Chamber,State Capitol. First Order. Call of Roll. Second Order. Chief clerk's entries. Third Order. Introduction, first reading and reference of proposals. Fourth Order. Report of committees. Fifth Order. Petitions and communications. Sixth Order. Referrals and receipt of committee reports concerning proposed administrative rules. Seventh Order. Advice and consent of the Senate Eighth Order. Messages from the Assembly. Assembly Bill 411. Relating to: the prohibition against making, reproducing, or possessing a nude depiction of a person without the person's consent and the sex offender registry. (FE) By Representatives Zigmunt, Parisi, Gundrum, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Hraychuck, Pope-Roberts, Roys, Suder, and Turner; cosponsored by Senators Plale, Taylor, and Darling. (Received from Assembly, Senate amendment 1 nonconcurred in) Senate Amendment 1 pending Ninth Order. Special Orders. Tenth Order. Consideration of motions, resolutions, and joint resolutions not requiring a third reading. Eleventh Order. Second reading and amendments of senate joint resolutions and senate bills. QUESTION: Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading? Senate Bill 127. Relating to: notification to the state and certain public agencies regarding a medical malpractice claim and limits on liability. (FE) By Senators Risser, Lehman, Robson, Kreitlow, and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Cullen, Staskunas, Montgomery, Richards, Smith, Berceau, and Spanbauer. (Report adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Substitute Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 268. Relating to: the location of facilities in which rendering, animal food processing, or grease processing is conducted. By Senator Leibham; cosponsored by Representatives Townsend and Ziegelbauer. (Report introduction and adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 293. Relating to: directing the governor to annually proclaim March 25 as Medal of Honor Day. By Senators Lassa, Hansen, Darling, Schultz, Taylor, Lehman, Coggs, Cowles, and Kapanke; cosponsored by Representatives Molepske Jr., Turner, Brooks, Berceau, Townsend, Nerison, Strachota, A. Ott, Knodl, Grigsby, Hebl, Schneider, Roth, Jorgensen, Mursau, Lothian, Ripp, Sinicki, Mason, M. Williams, and Hintz. (Report passage recommended by committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology, and Financial Institutions, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Bill 348. Relating to: declarations creating marina condominiums and technical corrections to the laws governing marina condominiums. By Senators Jauch and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Sherman, Ballweg, and Zepnick. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 6, Noes 0) Senate Bill 396. Relating to: fishing and trolling in boats with electric motors. (FE) By Senators Decker, Holperin, Grothman, Taylor, Lehman, and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Danou, Hebl, Turner, Zigmunt, Sinicki, Gunderson, Petrowski, A. Ott, Staskunas, and Montgomery. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 6, Noes 0) Senate Bill 403. Relating to: authorizing the release of certain personal identifying information collected by the Department of Regulation and Licensing. (FE) By Senators Erpenbach, Risser, Grothman, and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Parisi, Townsend, and Berceau. (Report passage recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 410. Relating to: designating and marking a portion of I 43 in the city of Milwaukee as the Jeannetta Simpson-Robinson Memorial Highway. (FE) By Senators Coggs and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Young, Turner, Berceau, A. Williams, Barca, Pasch, and Fields. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 6, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 5, Noes 1) Senate Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 419. Relating to: requiring the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to establish standards for products sold as honey, prohibiting the labeling as Wisconsin certified honey of a product that has not been determined to meet the standards, prohibiting the labeling as honey of a product that does not meet the standards, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE) By Senators Vinehout, Lehman, Miller, and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Garthwaite, Vruwink, Barca, Ballweg, Brooks, Clark, Hilgenberg, Kerkman, Knodl, Molepske Jr., A. Ott, Pasch, Pope-Roberts, Ripp, Roys, Schneider, Steinbrink, Tauchen, Turner, A. Williams, Young, and Zigmunt. (Report passage recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Bill 427. Relating to: expanding the types of governmental units that may participate in a joint local governmental self-insured health insurance plan. (FE) By Senators Kreitlow, Coggs, and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Dexter, Hilgenberg, Ballweg, and Petrowski. (Report passage recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 455. Relating to: the wholesale distribution of prescription drugs. By Senators Sullivan, Kreitlow, Carpenter, Hansen, Lassa, Lehman, Taylor, Wirch, Hopper, and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Dexter, Colon, Berceau, Bernard Schaber, Grigsby, Hintz, Mason, Pasch, Pope-Roberts, Roys, Sinicki, Soletski, Steinbrink, Turner, Gunderson, Honadel, Kaufert, Stone, Townsend, and Van Roy. (Report passage recommended by committee on Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care, and Job Creation, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Twelfth Order. Second reading and amendments of assembly joint resolutions and assembly bills. QUESTION: Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading? Assembly Bill 57. Relating to: permitting a mother to breast-feed in any public or private location where she is otherwise authorized to be. By Representatives Pasch, Roys, Parisi, Sinicki, Benedict, Black, Berceau, Ballweg, Cullen, Hintz, Hebl, Hilgenberg, Mason, Molepske Jr., Pocan, Pope-Roberts, Toles, Townsend, Vruwink, and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Risser, Erpenbach, Wirch, Darling, Schultz, Cowles, Sullivan, and Lehman. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care, and Job Creation, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Assembly Bill 186. Relating to: salvinorin A and providing a penalty. By Representatives Cullen, Staskunas, Richards, Gunderson, Berceau, Nass, Kleefisch, Bies, and Spanbauer; cosponsored by Senators Plale, Taylor, and Lehman. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care, and Job Creation, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Assembly Bill 419. Relating to: rape shield provisions in civil proceedings, discovery and inspection of victims and witnesses, and victims rights. (FE) By Representatives Radcliffe, Parisi, Jorgensen, Shilling, Bies, Turner, Hraychuck, Bernard Schaber, Steinbrink, Roys, Staskunas, Berceau, and Suder; cosponsored by Senators Taylor and Kedzie. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Assembly Bill 591. Relating to: authorizing certain optometrists to dispense contact lenses that deliver a therapeutic pharmaceutical agent. By Representatives Seidel, Zigmunt, Ballweg, Benedict, Berceau, Bies, Brooks, Garthwaite, Hebl, Hintz, Hixson, Hubler, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kestell, Knodl, Molepske Jr., Montgomery, Nass, A. Ott, Pasch, Petrowski, Pridemore, Shilling, Suder, Townsend, Turner, Vruwink, Vukmir, and Vos; cosponsored by Senators Vinehout, Cowles, Darling, Ellis, Jauch, Lehman, Schultz, Taylor, and Decker. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Thirteenth Order. Third reading of joint resolutions and bills. Fourteenth Order. Motions may be offered. Fifteenth Order. Announcements, adjournment honors, and remarks under special privilege. Sixteenth Order. Adjournment. 11 a.m.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Public Museum President and CEO Dan Finley discusses the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit before the Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible: Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures, the new special exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum brings together archaeological objects and manuscripts to tell a story 2,000 years in the making. Dan Finley, President/CEO of the Museum, will provide a virtual behind the scenes presentation on the years of effort it took to bring this once-in-a-lifetime exhibit to the Museum. Dan will briefly discuss the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls, recount exciting tales of his journey to Jordan and Israel, and describe the labor intensive creation of this extraordinary exhibit. 12 p.m.
   Other
· 'Wisconsin 2050: Pioneering the Future' Academy Evenings series
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 221 State St., Madison. New Academy Evenings Season Opens with a Discussion Panel Examining Race and Shifting Demographics in Wisconsin and the World MADISON—With an African American president and Latina supreme court justice, it would seem that America is on its way to becoming a more pluralistic place. But what about here in Wisconsin, where minorities today comprise 15% of the state population? While this is not a large number (compared to the rest of the U.S. our state ranks 39th, well down the list), demographic projections tell us that not only will the next U.S. generation be larger—growing from 300 to about 440 million people—but it will also be more racially and ethnically diverse. A recent U.S. Census Bureau report indicates that the state’s Hispanic population is growing at 4% faster than the national rate, yet Latinos represent only 5.1% of Wisconsin's total population; African Americans represent 6.2%, yet over 75% of this population lives in Milwaukee County. So, how diverse are we, really, and how will living in a more pluralistic society affect us? University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers and Academy Evenings panel participants Michael Thornton, Lynet Uttal, and Kathleen Cramer Walsh, along with moderator Emily Auerbach, will explore our shifting demographics and changing attitudes in the “Wisconsin 2050: Pioneering the Future” presentation, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: The Nature of Tolerance in 2050. This free, public discussion forum will be held on Tuesday, February 16, from 7:00–8:30 pm at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Lecture Hall, 221 State Street, Madison. Seating is first-come, first served. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The "Wisconsin 2050: Pioneering the Future" Academy Evenings series is sponsored by the Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, University of Wisconsin–Madison, M&I Bank, the Evjue Foundation, and Isthmus Publishing Company. About Academy Evenings Academy Evenings engage the public in a wide variety of topics of public interest and feature Wisconsin’s leading thinkers, scholars, and artists. These free forums are intended to encourage public interaction with these leaders in an intimate atmosphere designed to foster discussion and build community. The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters sponsors Academy Evenings regularly in Overture Center for the Arts in Madison and at other venues across the state. For more information on Academy Evenings in your area, visit www.wisconsinacademy.org. Panel Participant Bios Michael Thornton is a professor of Afro-American Studies, Asian American Studies and Sociology, and faculty director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service at UW–Madison. His work on racial attitudes ranges from examining survey data to understand what factors predict when blacks feel close to Asian Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, West Indians and Africans, to exploring black, Asian American, Latino, and mainstream newspaper coverage of inter-minority relationships. He publishes on racial, gender and class differences in self-esteem and perceptions of personal control among black and white adults. Much of this work reflects his own family heritage: his mother, Japanese; his father, black; and his wife, Dominican. Katherine Cramer Walsh is an associate professor in UW–Madison’s Department of Political Science, the Morgridge Center for Public Service Faculty Research Scholar, and an affiliate professor in both the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the La Follette School of Public Affairs. She is the faculty director of a Wisconsin public opinion survey, the Badger Poll. She is the author of Talking about Race: Community Dialogues and the Politics of Difference (University of Chicago Press, 2007). Lynet Uttal is a professor in UW–Madison’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies and director of the Asian American Studies Program. Her current research on Latino immigrant families draws on community-based research and education workshops that were conducted in Dane County. She is the author of Making Care Work: Employed Mothers in the New Childcare Economy (Rutgers University Press, 2002) Emily Auerbach is a UW–Madison professor of English and project director of The Courage to Write, a series of radio documentaries on women writers. She reaches not only undergraduates through her campus classes on 19th-century literature but also hundreds of thousands of nontraditional students through lectures and public appearances. Auerbach also directs the Odyssey Project, a free humanities course for low-income adults. She is a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Contact: Jason A. Smith, communications director 7 p.m.
· Commerce Secretary Leinenkugel, Milwaukee Mayor Barrett welcome new manufacturing facility to Milwaukee
Taylor Dynamometer, 3602 W. Wheelhouse Road, Milwaukee. Commerce Secretary Dick Leinenkugel and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will announce Milwaukee has been selected for a new manufacturing operation today, Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Taylor Dynamometer in Milwaukee. The Secretary and Mayor will welcome a Spanish company to Wisconsin to create jobs and grow the economy. 10 a.m.
· Mark Neumann celebrates Mardi Gras German style
Old German Beer Hall, 1009 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee.
· On the Issues with Mike Gousha: The Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki
Eisenberg Memorial Hall, Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee.
· PSC telephone hearing
Council Chambers, 130 S. Main St., Lodi. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 3160-ER-106) Application of the City of Lodi, Columbia County, Wisconsin, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Increase Rates 9:30 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Baldwin hosts business seminar
Grainger Hall, UW-Madison. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin will host a seminar on Tuesday, February 16, from 1:30 - 4:30 PM for Wisconsin small and medium-sized businesses looking to grow their exports or enter the export market with support from U.S. government programs. Joining Congresswoman Baldwin at the seminar will be Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Presentations and discussions will be led by representatives of the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, and the Export-Import Bank. "To grow our economy and create jobs, we must take full advantage of the global marketplace," said Congresswoman Baldwin. "I'm delighted to offer this help to local businesses wishing to enter the export market or expand their reach internationally. I'm hosting this seminar to make local businesses more aware of the federal funds and services available to help them reach their full potential," Baldwin said. "In the last five years, the Export-Import Bank has financed almost $390 million in exports from Wisconsin supporting 107 companies across the state," said Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Hochberg. "Congresswoman Baldwin and I hope this seminar will give more Wisconsin companies the tools they need to compete and succeed in the world marketplace," Hochberg said. The seminar, to be held at the UW-Madison School of Business Grainger Hall, is free, but reservations are required. To register, or for more information, call Curt Finkelmeyer at 608-251-8736 or email curt.finkelmeyer@mail.house.gov 1:30 p.m.
· UW-Milwaukee 'Great Decisions' lecture
UWM Union Ballroom, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. “Georgia and Its Neighbors: The Quest for Security and Prosperity,” H.E. Batu Kutelia, Ambassador of Georgia to the U.S. Coordinated by the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM), Great Decisions brings internationally known diplomats, government officials, scholars and journalists to discuss foreign policy in an interactive setting. Lectures occur on consecutive Tuesdays through March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Admission is free for members of the Institute of World Affairs, UWM faculty and staff, and all area students and $5 for the general public. For more information, call 414-229-3220, or go to www.iwa.uwm.edu. 7 p.m.
· Wisconsin Democracy Campaign march to overrule the court
West entrance, State Capitol
· WISPIRG, Oconomowoc and Watertown mayors press conference to tout benefits of high speed rail

February 17
   Fundraisers
· Reception for 15th SD candidate Rick Richard
Milwaukee Grill, 2601 Morse St., Janesville. $100 per person to attend PAC accepted Please make checks payable to: Taxpayers to Elect Rick Richard 2626 West Highway 14 Janesville, WI 53545 For more information please contact 608-257-8035 or www.voterickrichard.com 5:30 p.m.
· SSDC Reception
Inn on the Park, Madison. 4:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Children and Families executive session
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Children and Families public hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Corrections and the Courts executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice executive session
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Elections and Campaign Reform public hearing
North Hearing Room, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Fish and Wildlife executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Fish and Wildlife public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Forestry public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Health and Healthcare Reform executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Health and Healthcare Reform public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, the Economy and Small Business executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, the Economy and Small Business public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Tourism, Recreation and State Properties executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Children and Families and Workforce Development public hearing
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care, and Job Creation public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· State Building Commission
Governor’s Conference Room, 115 East, State Capitol.
   Other
· AG Van Hollen addresses Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association
Kalahari Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells. WISCONSIN DELLS – Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will visit with and speak before the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association tomorrow at their Mid-winter conference. Contact: Bill Cosh 608/266-1221 10:15 a.m.
· First Lady Doyle encourages high school seniors to prepare for higher education
Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 Will Also Deliver a Prize in the Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? Game First Lady Jessica Doyle will encourage high school seniors to prepare for higher education on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at GrandviewHigh School in Milwaukee. While there, Mrs. Doyle will greet the group participating in the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation free financial aid service event as part of FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Week. Developed as part of Wisconsin’s College Access Challenge Grant, FAFSA Week was officially proclaimed by Governor Jim Doyle and runs from February 15 – 19, 2010. The First Lady will be joined by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee athlete, Louise Vraney. At 11:00 a.m., the First Lady will travel to the Next Door Foundation in Milwaukee to tour the school and read with kindergarten students. Mrs. Doyle will speak with students about the benefits of reading and explain how students can become involved in the book club, Read On Wisconsin! . Mrs. Doyle’s online book club is for students and educators across the state. The Next Door Foundation has been designated a Center of Excellence in Wisconsin and is host of Educare, a cutting-edge early childhood center. The Next Door Foundation also received funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand existing Early Head Start programs. At 12:30 p.m., Mrs. Doyle will visit students at Engleburg Elementary Schlool in Milwaukee. She will discuss some of this year’s book selections and encourage students to read each day. Throughout the school year, Mrs. Doyle recommends books for five age groups each month. Students have the opportunity to discuss the books on the website or participate in Reading Days during the school year at the Executive Residence. To learn more about Read On Wisconsin! or to join the club, visit http://readon.wi.gov. Later at 1:30 p.m., Mrs. Doyle will deliver a weekly winner prize in the Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? geography game to a fourth grade student at HawleyEnvironmentalSchool in Milwaukee. While there, Mrs. Doyle will discuss with students the opportunity to learn more about their home state and win weekly prizes by playing this fun and educational online game. Students in fourth through eighth grades can research the three clues found online each week to identify the mystery city. More information and game clues can be found at http://whereisjessica.wi.gov . First Lady Jessica Doyle’s Events for Wednesday, February 17, 2010 : 10:00 a.m. Grandview High School 1445 S 32nd Street Milwaukee 11:00 a.m. Next Door Foundation 2545 North 29th Street Milwaukee 12:30 p.m. Engleburg Elementary School 5100 N 91st Street Milwaukee 1:30 p.m. Hawley Environmental School 5610 West Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee 10 a.m.
· MCFR presents 'American Interests in the Middle East'
Edgewater Hotel, Madison. With: Dr. Peter Gubser More Information: www.mcfr.info 5:30 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Water Utility Office, 1065 Fifth Ave., Monroe. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 3820-WR-104) Application of Monroe Municipal Water Utility, Green County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 9:30 a.m.
· State Building Commission Administrative Affairs Subcommittee
Governor’s Conference Room, 115 East, State Capitol.
· State Building Commission Higher Education Subcommittee
Governor’s Conference Room, 115 East, State Capitol.

February 18
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Personal Privacy executive session
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Education executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Education public hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Organization executive session
Senate Parlor, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· WIN Northeast: Commerce Secretary Dick Leinenkugel
DJ Bordini Center, 5 Systems Drive, Appleton.
· Wisconsin Safety Council/Midwest Food Processors Association conference
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.
   Other
· 20th annual TEMPO Mentor Awards
Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee.
· DVA public hearing
8th floor board room, 30 W. Mifflin St., Madison. Hearing on assistance to needy veterans grant program. 9:30 a.m.
· First Lady Doyle delivers Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? game prize
Savanna Oaks Middle School, 5890 Lacy Road, Fitchburg. First Lady Jessica Doyle will deliver a Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? weekly winner game prize to a middle school student on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. at SavannaOaksMiddle School in Verona. While there, Mrs. Doyle will discuss with students the opportunity to learn more about their home state and win weekly prizes by playing this fun and educational online game. Students in fourth through eighth grades can research the three clues found online each week to identify the mystery city. More information and game clues can be found at http://jessicadoyle.wi.gov/wheresjessica/. Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 9:15 a.m.
· Gov. Doyle, U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Hightower announce major broadband investment
Brown County Library, 515 Pine St., Green Bay. Governor Jim Doyle and U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Dennis Hightower will announce a major American Reinvestment and Recovery Act grant to expand broadband Internet access tomorrow Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at the Brown County Library in Green Bay. They will be joined by Congressman Steve Kagen. Today marks the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing legislation to create the Recovery Act, which has helped states deal with the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression by creating and retaining jobs and investing in long-term economic growth. In Wisconsin, the Recovery Act has been credited with creating or retaining more than 44,000 jobs. Wisconsin has overseen nearly $982 million in Recovery Act expenditures, including major road construction and water infrastructure projects and a new high speed rail line that will create thousands of jobs and benefit the state’s economy for generations. Contact: Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 11:30 a.m.
· Governor's Council on Tourism JEM Committee
Dept. of Tourism, 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison. 2 p.m.
· Public Policy Forum Viewpoint Luncheon
Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.
· State Superintendent Evers addresses Enriching Wisconsin’s Rural School and Communities Conference
Stony Creek Inn, Rothschild. MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers will address a gathering of 150 rural school administrators, teachers, board members, and rural community members at noon Thursday during the Enriching Wisconsin’s Rural School and Communities Conference, Feb. 18 and 19, at the Stony Creek Inn in Rothschild. The event, organized by administrators from a number of the state’s cooperative educational service agencies, will focus on the sustainability of rural schools and communities and consider organizing a rural association. Evers, a former CESA administrator whose career in education began in rural schools, will encourage attendees to work together to ensure that rural communities succeed. This is the second year the conference is being held. Contact: Patrick Gasper, DPI Communications Officer, (608) 266-3559 12 p.m.
· Wisconsin Coastal Management Council
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Bayside. 10 a.m.

February 19
   State Government
· Board of Veterans Affairs
Dept. of Veterans Affairs, 8th Floor Board Room, 30 W. Mifflin St., Madison.
   Other
· DVA public hearing
8th floor board room, 30 W. Mifflin St., Madison. Hearing on duties and responsibilities of the secretary. 9:45 a.m.
· First Lady Doyle to read with students at Literacy Day in Madison
Sennett Middle School, 502 Pflaum Road, Madison. First Lady Jessica Doyle will read with middle school students as part of their annual Literacy Day on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at SennettMiddle School in Madison. While there, Mrs. Doyle will emphasize the importance of reading and encourage students to participate in the Read On Wisconsin! Book Club. Mrs. Doyle’s online book club, Read On Wisconsin!, is for students and educators across the state. Throughout the school year, Mrs. Doyle recommends books for five age groups each month. Students have the opportunity to discuss the books on the web site. To learn more about Read On Wisconsin or to join the club, visit http://readon.wi.gov. Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 10:30 a.m.
· Gov. Doyle makes major job creation announcement
Logistics Health, Cargill Room, River Side Center South, 332 Front St. S., La Crosse. Governor Jim Doyle will make a major job creation announcement tomorrow, Friday, February 19, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Logistics Health in La Crosse. The Governor will be joined by Logistics Health Chairman and CEO Don Weber and State Representative Jennifer Shilling. Since taking office in 2003, Governor Doyle has worked aggressively to create and retain jobs in Wisconsin. Because of Governor Doyle’s leadership, Wisconsin now has some of the most powerful economic development tools in the country. The Governor’s efforts have helped Wisconsin companies expand and create thousands of new jobs in communities throughout the state. Contact: Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 11 a.m.
· Governor's Pardon Advisory Board
413 North, State Capitol. 9 a.m.
· Institute for Wisconsin’s Future conference Pyle Center, UW-Madison.
· Milwaukee Co. Exec. Walker addresses Jefferson Co. Lincoln Day Dinner
Comfort Suites, 725 Paradise Lane, Johnson Creek. Wauwatosa, Wis.– Scott Walker, Milwaukee County executive and Republican candidate for governor, will attend the Jefferson County Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 5:00pm CT. Participation begins at approx. 5:00pm CT Remarks at approx. 6:05pm CT Contact: Jill Bader (414) 453-2010 5 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· U.S. Sen. Kohl leads Wisconsin National Guard fire station dedication
Truax Field Fire Station, 3110 Mitchell St., Madison. The Honorable Senator Herb Kohl will join county officials and Wisconsin National Guard leaders Friday [Feb. 19] at 2 p.m. to formally dedicate the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing's newly renovated fire station at Dane County Regional Airport — Truax Field, Madison. The Senate, led by Kohl, funded the more than $6 million in renovations in 2008 to provide the space needed for the 115th Fighter Wing to conduct their increased missions following 9/11. Changes include replacing a 9,300 square foot over-crowded building with a new 23,500 square foot fire, crash and rescue facility — one that now meets all state building and occupancy codes as well as Air Force and National Fire Protection Association regulations. Although located on Truax Field, the facility also benefits Dane County and Wisconsin. The approximate 25 state and four county emergency responders answer more than 250 calls each year at the air port and in surrounding communities. 115th Fighter Wing Vice Commander Col. Michael Hinman will host the dedication and be joined by Wisconsin Air National Guard Commander Brig. Gen. John McCoy, Senator Kohl, Dane Country Executive Kathleen Falk, and Dane Country Regional Airport Deputy Director Dave Jensen. Contact: Public Affairs Office Office: 608-242-3048 2 p.m.

February 20
   Other
· ACLU of Wisconsin 2010 Bill of Rights Celebration
Hotel InterContinental, Milwaukee. The 2010 Bill of Rights Celebration is our chance to celebrate our achievements with our supporters and honor outstanding members of the community. Our speaker this year will be journalist Ana Marie Cox, founder of the political blog Wonkette, current Air America host and expert in using social media as journalism’s new frontier. She has been an outspoken advocate on ACLU issues such as first amendment rights (particularly the journalist shield law), marriage equality, repealing don't ask, don't tell, and net neutrality. We’re delighted to recognize the Progressive Magazine with the Eunice Z. Edgar Lifetime Achievement Award; the West Bend Activists for Free Speech with the William Gorham Rice Civil Libertarian of the Year Award; and Camp Everytown with the Jack & Lucy Rosenberg Young Civil Libertarian of the Year Award. Tickets: $125 for the dinner only, $300 for the dinner including a private reception with Ana Marie Cox Tables of ten: $1,250 for the dinner only, $3,000 includes a private reception with Ana Marie Cox For reservations please visit our website www.aclu-wi.org or contact Marion at the ACLU of Wisconsin: mecks@aclu-wi.org or by phone 414-272-4032 Ext. 18 6 p.m.
· Lt. Governor Lawton addresses Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolan Drive, Madison. Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton will address the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference (MBLGBTACC) at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 20 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. MBLGBTACC is an annual conference that aims to promote leadership, activism, networking, diversity, health, and empowerment among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and allied students, staff, and faculty across the Midwest. Contact: Matt Dulak, Office of the Lt. Governor, 608-266-3516 7 p.m.
· Milwaukee Co. Exec. Walker addresses Dane Co. Lincoln Day Dinner
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Scott Walker, Milwaukee County executive and Republican candidate for governor, will attend the Dane County Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 5:00pm CT. Participation begins at approx. 5:00pm CT Remarks at approx. 6:45pm CT Contact: Jill Bader (414) 453-2010 5 p.m.

February 21
   Other
· Progressive Dane school board candidate forum JC Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison.

February 22
   Fundraisers
· Davis for Lt. Gov. campaign "official" announcement
Olympia Resort & Conference Center, 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc. Please Join Us for a Special Event: Brett Davis for Lt. Governor "Official" Announcement! Join us for lunch after! The "Brett Special" Steak Sandwich- $10/plate all inclusive Olympia Resort Dining Room Bring family, friends, & co-workers. 12 p.m.
· Meet and greet luncheon with Republican lt. gov. candidate Ben Collins
The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. No minimum contribution provided. RSVP to Dan Morse 608.770.2819 or to dan@dmorseconsulting.com 12 p.m.
· Reception for Rep. John Nygren
1951 West Dining and Lounge, 1951 Bond St., Green Bay. With special guest Scott Walker. Recommended minimum donation $50 per person. Host Committee members. Gold - $500, Silver - $250Checks can be sent to: Nygren for Assembly PO Box 552 Marinette, WI. 54143 For more info call 715-923-3426 6 p.m.
   Other
· Rep. Davis announcement on lt. gov. race
Contact: Emily Loe 608-310-4491(office) 608-630-6890 (cell) Brett Davis to Make Major Announcement on Lieutenant Governor Race During Swing Across State MADISON – State Representative Brett Davis will make a major announcement on his political future during a two-day, six-city swing across Wisconsin beginning Monday in Madison. Davis has previously announced that he was “gathering the resources needed to be in a position to run a successful campaign for lieutenant governor.” Davis has represented Green County and portions of Dane, Rock and Lafayette Counties in the State Assembly since his election in 2004. He is a graduate of Monroe High School and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Brett and his wife Amy live in Oregon with three children. 9 a.m. Assembly Parlor State Capitol 12 p.m. Olympia Resort and Conference Center Main Lobby 1350 Royale Mile Road Oconomowoc 3 p.m. Titletown Brewing Company 200 Dousman St. Green Bay 9 a.m.
· State Superintendent Evers presents ‘Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin’ awards
Rotunda, State Capitol.
· U.S. Rep. Moore visits grand opening of North Division High School Boys and Girls Club
North Division High School, 1011 W. Center St., Milwaukee. Washington , DC – U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Milwaukee) will be at the grand opening of the Boys and Girls Club at NorthDivisionHigh School on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 4 p.m. CT . Moore, who graduated from North Division, will speak on the importance of the Boys and Girls Clubs’ work and tour the club. She will be with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Common Council President Willie Hines, Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent William Andrekopoulus and Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee President and CEO Jim Clark. “The Club” at NorthDivisionHigh School, which opened late last year serves 85 students each day Monday through Thursday. Who: U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Milwaukee Common Council President Willie Hines MPS Superintendent William Andrekopoulus Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee President and CEO Jim Clark Media interested in covering the event should arrive by 3:45 p.m. CT Contact: David Frey (Congresswoman Moore) (202) 593-8574 Jacqueline Zeledon (Boys & Girls Clubs) (414) 659-4017 4 p.m.
· Walker Campaign kicks off “Brown Bag Lunch Tour”
Rol-Tec Inc.
, 1150 Glory Road, 
Green Bay. Walker to Hold Brown Bag Lunches Across Wisconsin to Discuss Jobs, Economy Wauwatosa, WI – Scott Walker, Milwaukee County executive and candidate for governor, today announced his Brown Bag Lunch Tour kickoff will take place Monday, February 22, at Rol-Tec Manufacturing in Green Bay. Walker, who packs the same brown bag lunch every day to save money in his family budget and believes government should find ways to scale back, too, will listen to citizens over their lunch breaks about the best way to protect Wisconsin jobs and family budgets. “Our families have to ‘brown bag it’ to be able to pay Wisconsin’s taxes, and it’s time our leaders in Washington and Madison see what it feels like to cut out waste and find ways to do more with less like our families have been forced to do,” said Walker. The Brown Bag Lunch kickoff event in Green Bay is first of his statewide visits which will take place over the next several months. In conjunction with the start of his tour, Walker is encouraging citizens to visit his new website, www.BrownBagMovement.com to share their own stories about finding ways to do more, with less. In addition to sharing lunch with Wisconsin workers and families, Walker’s tour will outline his Brown Bag Guide to Government that follows three basic principles: - Don’t spend more than you have. - Smaller government is better government. - People create jobs, not government. “The best way to protect jobs and help families is to get government out of the way and lower the tax burden in our state, so the private sector can create jobs and families can keep more of their own money,” concluded Walker. Scott Walker packs his own brown bag lunch every day (two ham and cheese sandwiches on wheat), and drives a 1998 Saturn with 100,000 miles to cut back on costs. He approached his county budget the same way he approaches his family budget - cutting out waste and doing more with less. Walker has cut the county debt by 10%, reducing the workforce by more than 20%, and has authored eight consecutive budgets without increasing the property tax levy from the previous year. And when he and his wife Tonette realized the county executive made more money than the governor, they thought that wasn’t right, so dating back to his election in 2002, they have given back over $370,000 of his salary back to the county. Scott and Tonette Walker live in Wauwatosa with their two high school aged sons, Matt and Alex. The event in Green Bay will take place on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 12:00pm CT at Rol-Tec Inc.
, 1150 Glory Road, 
Green Bay, WI 54304. Contact: Jill Bader (414) 453-2010 12 p.m.

February 23
   Fundraisers
· Luncheon reception honoring Milwaukee Co. Exec. Scott Walker
Home of Ron Kaufman, 401 6th St. SE, Washington, DC Honorary Hosts: Reps. Petri, Sensenbrenner, Ryan and former Governor Thompson. Host committee: $500. WI registered PAC $500. General attendance: $100. Young republicans (30 and younger) $50. Checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker, PO Box 100828, Milwaukee, WI 53210. RSVP Dan at 608-310-8119 or dan@scottwalker.org . 11 a.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care executive session
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care public hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary and Ethics executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary and Ethics public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Session
Assembly Chamber,State Capitol. 1. Call of the Roll. 2. Introduction, first reading and reference of proposals. 3. Committee reports and subsequent reference of proposals. 4. Messages from the senate, and other communications. 5. Consideration of conference committee reports and vetoes. QUESTION: Shall the bill pass notwithstanding the objections of the Governor? Assembly Bill 138 Relating to: the appointment and term of service of the secretary of natural resources and vacancies on the Natural Resources Board. By Representatives Black, Kaufert, Hubler, Spanbauer, Van Akkeren, Suder, Sherman, Tauchen, Berceau, Bies, Parisi, Hebl, Danou, Benedict, Van Roy, Soletski, Schneider, Pope-Roberts, Davis, Hilgenberg, Brooks, Grigsby, Smith, Barca, Roth, Krusick, Zepnick, Bernard Schaber, Kestell, Pasch, Molepske Jr., Mursau, Pocan, Zigmunt, Garthwaite, Shilling, Nerison, Hraychuck, Lothian, Richards, Clark, Vruwink, Mason, Sinicki, Hixson, Turner, Roys, Jorgensen, Seidel, Toles and Young; cosponsored by Senators Wirch, Cowles, Lehman, Holperin, Vinehout, Lassa, Carpenter, Hansen, Risser, Miller, Leibham, Schultz, Erpenbach, Sullivan, Taylor, Robson and Coggs. Report vetoed by the Governor on 11-13-2009. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. 6. Consideration of senate action on proposals approved by the assembly. 7. Making and consideration of motions for reconsideration of passage, indefinite postponement, concurrence, or nonconcurrence. 8. Consideration of resolutions. Third reading of assembly proposals. QUESTION: Having been read three times, shall the proposal be passed? 10. Third reading of senate proposals. QUESTION: Having been read three times, shall the proposal be concurred in? 11. Second reading and amendment of assembly proposals. QUESTION: Shall the proposal be ordered engrossed and read a third time? Assembly Bill 35 Relating to: the use of race-based names, nicknames, logos, and mascots by school boards, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE) By Representatives Soletski, Pope-Roberts, Mursau, Young, Benedict, Berceau, Black, Colon, Cullen, Fields, Grigsby, Hilgenberg, Kessler, Mason, Milroy, Molepske Jr., Nelson, Parisi, Pasch, Pocan, Radcliffe, Schneider, Sheridan, Sherman, Shilling, Sinicki, Smith, Steinbrink, Turner, Van Akkeren and A. Williams; cosponsored by Senators Coggs, Hansen, Carpenter, Taylor, Risser and Holperin. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 13, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 8, Noes 5. Assembly substitute amendment 1 offered by Representative Soletski. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 181 Relating to: operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license or after suspension or revocation of an operating privilege and providing penalties. (FE) By Representatives Krusick, Gundrum, Stone, Ballweg, Cullen, Gunderson, Kaufert, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Knodl, LeMahieu, Lothian, Mursau, Nass, Nygren, A. Ott, J. Ott, Pridemore, Ripp, Spanbauer, Suder, Townsend, Turner, Zipperer and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Carpenter, Lazich, Darling, Grothman, Kanavas, A. Lasee, Lehman, Plale and Schultz, by request of the family of Nicholas Dams, the family of Kristy Wanek, Greendale Police Chief Rob Dams, father of Nicholas, Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, Wisconsin County Police Association, Milwaukee Police Association, Milwaukee County Law Enforcement Executives Association, Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs' Association, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 10, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Criminal Justice, Ayes 8, Noes 2. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 260 Relating to: extraterritorial plat approval on basis of land's use. By Representatives Smith, Jorgensen, Roth, Hubler, Schneider, Vruwink, Danou, Fields, Clark, Dexter, Ripp, Kerkman, Kestell, Bies, Brooks, Gunderson, A. Ott, Ballweg and Suder; cosponsored by Senators Kreitlow, Vinehout, Holperin, Harsdorf and Olsen. Report passage recommended by committee on Renewable Energy and Rural Affairs, Ayes 14, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 470 Relating to: membership of the Natural Resources Board. By Representatives Vruwink, Garthwaite, Black, Tauchen, Hubler, Radcliffe, Molepske Jr., Danou, Hebl, Strachota, A. Williams, Zepnick and Brooks; cosponsored by Senator Schultz. Report passage recommended by committee on Natural Resources, Ayes 11, Noes 2. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 495 Relating to: membership of the Natural Resources Board. By Representatives Danou, Zigmunt, Black, Vukmir, Molepske Jr., Radcliffe, Strachota, Vruwink, Sinicki, Mason and Van Roy. Report passage recommended by committee on Natural Resources, Ayes 11, Noes 2. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 514 Relating to: time limitations for commencing prosecution of crimes. By Representatives Staskunas, Jorgensen, Parisi, Kerkman, Suder, Wood, Turner, Roys, Cullen, Gunderson, Berceau, Pope-Roberts, Sinicki, A. Ott, Knodl, Hraychuck and Ballweg; cosponsored by Senators Risser, A. Lasee, Olsen, Coggs and Kedzie. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 10, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Criminal Justice, Ayes 10, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 531 Relating to: the exception to the assessment of withdrawal taxes and fees against a landowner who transfers ownership of managed forest land for siting a public safety communications tower. (FE) By Representatives Hubler, Turner, Montgomery, Ziegelbauer, Petersen, Bies, Mursau, Zepnick, Kestell and Brooks; cosponsored by Senators Jauch, Lassa, Taylor and Schultz. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 4, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Forestry, Ayes 4, Noes 0. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 16, Noes 0, Assembly Amendment 2 adoption, Ayes 16, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 16, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 592 Relating to: registration of former military vehicles. (FE) By Representatives Zigmunt, Steinbrink, Soletski, Berceau, Brooks, Clark, Colon, Danou, Davis, Hraychuck, Jorgensen, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Knodl, Lothian, Molepske Jr., Pasch, Petersen, Pope-Roberts, Ripp, Schneider, Sinicki, Strachota, Suder, Townsend, Turner, Van Roy, Vruwink, M. Williams and Ziegelbauer; cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Plale, Holperin, Hopper, A. Lasee, Taylor and Wirch. Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Ayes 12, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 689 Relating to: Public Service Commission intervenor grants and making an appropriation. (FE) By Representative Pocan; cosponsored by Senator Risser. Report passage recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 12, Noes 4. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 720 Relating to: repealing, consolidating, renumbering, amending, and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors, supplying omissions, correcting and clarifying references, eliminating defects, anachronisms, conflicts, ambiguities, and obsolete provisions, reconciling conflicts, and repelling unintended repeals (Correction Bill). By Law Revision Committee. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 742 Relating to: fuel products fees and inspection (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Commerce). By Law Revision Committee. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 464 Relating to: a requirement that an employer permit an employee who is a volunteer fire fighter, emergency medical technician, first responder, or ambulance driver for a volunteer fire department or fire company, a public agency, or a nonprofit corporation to be late for or absent from work if the lateness or absence is due to the employee responding to an emergency that begins before the employee is required to report to work. (FE) By Representatives Gunderson, Berceau, Bies, Clark, Danou, Dexter, Garthwaite, Gottlieb, Hebl, Hintz, Hraychuck, Huebsch, Kerkman, LeMahieu, Lothian, Meyer, Milroy, Molepske Jr., Mursau, Murtha, Nerison, Nygren, A. Ott, Petrowski, Pridemore, Ripp, Schneider, Sherman, Sinicki, Smith, Spanbauer, Steinbrink, Suder, Townsend, Vos, Vruwink, Zigmunt and Petersen; cosponsored by Senators Vinehout, Darling, Hansen, Harsdorf, Lassa, Lehman, Miller, Olsen, Plale, Schultz, Taylor and Wirch. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 8, Noes 0, Assembly Amendment 2 adoption, Ayes 8, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Labor, Ayes 8, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. 12. Second reading and amendment of senate proposals. QUESTION: Shall the proposal be ordered to a third reading? Senate Bill 292 Relating to: the exemption of State Historical Society books from state printing requirements. (FE) By Senators Lassa, Risser, Schultz, Taylor and Lehman; cosponsored by Representatives Berceau, Kestell, Pasch, Townsend, Ballweg, Gunderson, Pope-Roberts, Jorgensen and Mason. Report concurrence recommended by committee on State Affairs and Homeland Security, Ayes 8, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Senate Bill 293 Relating to: directing the governor to annually proclaim March 25 as Medal of Honor Day. By Senators Lassa, Hansen, Darling, Schultz, Taylor, Lehman, Coggs, Cowles, Kapanke and Carpenter; cosponsored by Representatives Molepske Jr., Turner, Brooks, Berceau, Townsend, Nerison, Strachota, A. Ott, Knodl, Grigsby, Hebl, Schneider, Roth, Jorgensen, Mursau, Lothian, Ripp, Sinicki, Mason, M. Williams and Hintz. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Senate Bill 410 Relating to: designating and marking a portion of I 43 in the city of Milwaukee as the Jeannetta Simpson-Robinson Memorial Highway. (FE) By Senators Coggs and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Young, Turner, Berceau, A. Williams, Barca, Pasch and Fields. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. Senate Bill 308 Relating to: a requirement that an employer permit an employee who is a volunteer fire fighter, emergency medical technician, first responder, or ambulance driver for a volunteer fire department or fire company, a public agency, or a nonprofit corporation to be late for or absent from work if the lateness or absence is due to the employee responding to an emergency that begins before the employee is required to report to work. (FE) By Senators Vinehout, Darling, Hansen, Harsdorf, Lassa, Lehman, Miller, Olsen, Plale, Schultz, Taylor, Wirch and Robson; cosponsored by Representatives Gunderson, Berceau, Bies, Clark, Danou, Dexter, Garthwaite, Gottlieb, Hebl, Hintz, Hraychuck, Huebsch, Kerkman, LeMahieu, Lothian, Meyer, Milroy, Molepske Jr., Mursau, Murtha, Nerison, Nygren, A. Ott, Petersen, Petrowski, Pridemore, Ripp, Schneider, Sherman, Sinicki, Smith, Spanbauer, Steinbrink, Suder, Townsend, Vos, Vruwink, Zigmunt and Brooks. Placed on calendar 2-23-2010 by committee on Rules. 13. Motions may be offered. 14. Announcements. 15. Adjournment. 11 a.m.
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, Room G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
· Senate Session
Senate Chamber,State Capitol.   First Order. Call of Roll. Second Order. Chief clerk's entries. Third Order. Introduction, first reading and reference of proposals. Fourth Order. Report of committees. Fifth Order. Petitions and communications. Sixth Order. Referrals and receipt of committee reports concerning proposed administrative rules. Seventh Order. Advice and consent of the Senate QUESTION: Shall the appointment be confirmed? Barland, Judge Thomas, of Eau Claire, as a member of the Government Accountability Board, to serve for the term ending May 1, 2015. (Report confirmation recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Eighth Order. Messages from the Assembly. Ninth Order. Special Orders. Tenth Order. Consideration of motions, resolutions, and joint resolutions not requiring a third reading. QUESTION: Shall the joint resolution be adopted? Senate Joint Resolution 60. Relating to: proclaiming that the ancient Macedonians were Hellenes and that the inhabitants of the northern province of Greece, Macedonia, are their Hellenic descendants. By Senators Kanavas and Plale; cosponsored by Representative Danou. Eleventh Order. Second reading and amendments of senate joint resolutions and senate bills. QUESTION: Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading? Senate Bill 114. Relating to: the use of pesticides by veterinarians and veterinary technicians. (FE) By Senators Vinehout, Lassa, Harsdorf, Taylor, Schultz, Kedzie, Olsen, Lehman, and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Radcliffe, Tauchen, Vruwink, Danou, Brooks, A. Ott, Mason, Jorgensen, Smith, Lothian, Ballweg, Turner, Clark, and Gunderson. (Report passage recommended by committee on Agriculture and Higher Education, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Bill 222. Relating to: group deer hunting requirements and restrictions on placing, possessing, or transporting a firearm, bow, or crossbow in or on a vehicle. By Senators Decker, Holperin, Hansen, Hopper, and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Jorgensen, Petrowski, Spanbauer, and Zigmunt. (Report adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 2, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 6, Noes 1) Senate Substitute Amendment 2 pending Senate Bill 227. Relating to: interim successors for legislators, meetings of the legislature and legislative committees, and temporary seat of government for the legislature. By Joint Legislative Council. (Report passage recommended by committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection, Ayes 3, Noes 2) Senate Amendments 1, 2 and 3 pending Senate Bill 287. Relating to: transferring ownership and jurisdiction of a municipality's highways to an American Indian tribe or agency of the United States government. By Senators Vinehout, Holperin, Taylor, Lassa, Schultz, Coggs, and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Radcliffe, Soletski, Danou, Schneider, Ziegelbauer, Huebsch, Hilgenberg, and Mursau. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 6, Noes 1) Senate Bill 301. Relating to: the application of shoreland zoning ordinances to certain unincorporated areas. (FE) By Senators Holperin, Jauch, Taylor, and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Meyer, Gunderson, Ballweg, Molepske Jr., and Townsend. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 389. Relating to: licensing sign language interpreters, creating an evidentiary privilege for communications with those interpreters, creating a Sign Language Interpreter Council, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE) By Senators Kedzie, Lazich, and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives Lothian and Townsend. (Report passage recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 392. Relating to: registration of former military vehicles. (FE) By Senators Erpenbach, Holperin, Grothman, Kedzie, S. Fitzgerald, Lassa, Taylor, Hansen, Harsdorf, Sullivan, Schultz, and Kreitlow; cosponsored by Representatives Pope-Roberts, Berceau, Kerkman, Kestell, Townsend, Gunderson, Petersen, M. Williams, Mursau, Brooks, and Ripp. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 1, introduction and adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 5, Noes 1, passage as amended recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 6, Noes 0) Senate Amendments 1, 2 and 3 pending Senate Bill 400. Relating to: operation of all-terrain vehicles to remove snow. (FE) By Senators Holperin, Kreitlow, Cowles, Taylor, Plale, Olsen, Schultz, Erpenbach, and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Jorgensen, Clark, Ballweg, Townsend, Radcliffe, A. Ott, Suder, Petrowski, Mursau, Gunderson, and Kaufert. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 6, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 6, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 404. Relating to: registration of former military vehicles. (FE) By Senators Hansen, Plale, Holperin, Hopper, A. Lasee, Taylor, and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Zigmunt, Steinbrink, Soletski, Berceau, Brooks, Clark, Colon, Danou, Davis, Hraychuck, Jorgensen, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Knodl, Lothian, Molepske Jr., Petersen, Pope-Roberts, Ripp, Schneider, Sinicki, Strachota, Suder, Townsend, Turner, Van Roy, M. Williams, Ziegelbauer, and Vruwink. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 6, Noes 0) Senate Bill 408. Relating to: the exception to the assessment of withdrawal taxes and fees against a landowner who transfers ownership of managed forest land for siting a public safety communications tower. (FE) By Senators Jauch, Lassa, Taylor, and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Hubler, Turner, Montgomery, Ziegelbauer, Petersen, Bies, Mursau, Zepnick, Kestell, and Brooks. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 16, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 16, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 16, Noes 0) Senate Amendments 1 and 2 pending Senate Bill 448. Relating to: a utility terrain vehicle pilot program and making an appropriation. (FE) By Senators Holperin, Lassa, Taylor, Schultz, and Jauch; cosponsored by Representatives Hubler, Zepnick, Zigmunt, Ziegelbauer, Suder, Mursau, Steinbrink, Ripp, and Turner. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 6, Noes 0) Senate Bill 460. Relating to: prescriptions for antimicrobial drugs for treatment of chlamydial infections, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis. (FE) By Senators Robson, Lehman, Taylor, Miller, Lassa, and Risser; cosponsored by Representatives Pasch, Roys, Turner, Berceau, Hebl, Benedict, Seidel, Kessler, Bernard Schaber, Hilgenberg, Sinicki, Grigsby, and Young. (Report passage recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 4, Noes 3) Senate Bill 465. Relating to: the safe-ride grant program administered by the Department of Transportation. (FE) By Senators Vinehout, Holperin, Erpenbach, Taylor, Coggs, Schultz, and Cowles; cosponsored by Representatives Hraychuck, Kaufert, Hintz, Knodl, Van Roy, Turner, Bies, Molepske Jr., Cullen, Suder, Young, Ripp, and Mursau. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 475. Relating to: reimbursement of counties and Indian tribes for unexpected or unusually high-cost out-of-home care placements of Indian juveniles who have been adjudicated delinquent by tribal courts and making an appropriation. (FE) By Senator Holperin. (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Bill 482. Relating to: the practice of athletic trainers and granting rule-making authority. By Senators Hansen and Jauch; cosponsored by Representatives Molepske Jr., Bernard Schaber, Ballweg, Milroy, Bies, Mason, Townsend, Soletski, A. Ott, Zigmunt, and Steinbrink. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 484. Relating to: the BadgerCare Plus Basic Plan, Benchmark Plan benefits, and making an appropriation. (FE) By Senators Erpenbach; cosponsored by Representative Richards. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 16, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 12, Noes 4) Senate Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 504. Relating to: professional employer organizations. By Senator Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Hilgenberg and Newcomer. (Report passage recommended by committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Bill 506. Relating to: vehicle towing and storage liens. By Senator Plale; cosponsored by Representative Smith. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 513. Relating to: life settlements, granting rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE) By Senators Wirch, Vinehout, Risser, Erpenbach, Grothman, and Lehman; cosponsored by Representatives Barca, Toles, Richards, Soletski, Turner, and Fields. (Report passage recommended by committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Twelfth Order. Second reading and amendments of assembly joint resolutions and assembly bills. QUESTION: Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading? Assembly Bill 275. Relating to: the Physical Therapists Affiliated Credentialing Board. By Representatives Bernard Schaber, Berceau, Black, Danou, Davis, Gunderson, Hilgenberg, Kaufert, Mason, Milroy, Molepske Jr., Nerison, Newcomer, A. Ott, Pasch, Richards, Seidel, Soletski, Townsend, Van Roy, M. Williams, Zepnick, and Ziegelbauer; cosponsored by Senators Robson, Coggs, Darling, S. Fitzgerald, Holperin, and Taylor. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Assembly Bill 415. Relating to: designating and marking a portion of USH 12 in the city of Whitewater as the Stephen Ambrose Memorial Highway. (FE) By Representatives Hixson, Nass, Steinbrink, Petrowski, Sinicki, Vruwink, A. Ott, Mason, Berceau, Kerkman, Townsend, and Brooks; cosponsored by Senators Kedzie, Wirch, Schultz, Lassa, Cowles, and Darling. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Assembly Bill 570. Relating to: amending and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors and eliminating defects, anachronisms, conflicts, and ambiguities (Correction Bill). By Law Revision Committee. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Assembly Bill 571. Relating to: renumbering, amending, and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting and clarifying references and reconciling conflicts (Correction Bill). By Law Revision Committee. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Assembly Bill 572. Relating to: repealing, consolidating, renumbering, amending, and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors, supplying omissions, correcting and clarifying references, eliminating defects, anachronisms, conflicts, ambiguities, and obsolete provisions, reconciling conflicts, and repelling unintended repeals (Correction Bill). By Law Revision Committee. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Assembly Bill 573. Relating to: repealing, consolidating, renumbering, amending, and revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors, supplying omissions, correcting and clarifying references, eliminating defects, anachronisms, conflicts, ambiguities, and obsolete provisions, reconciling conflicts, and repelling unintended repeals (Correction Bill). By Law Revision Committee. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Thirteenth Order. Third reading of joint resolutions and bills. Fourteenth Order. Motions may be offered. Fifteenth Order. Announcements, adjournment honors, and remarks under special privilege. Sixteenth Order. Adjournment. 11 a.m.
   Business Events
· Dane County Seminar: "The Raw Realities of Business"
Dane County Seminar Aims to Jumpstart Small Business Development, Create Jobs Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk announced today the county is hosting an upcoming seminar to help prospective small business owners network, learn business strategies, and share information. The seminar is specifically aimed at minority and women-owned businesses, but all are encouraged to attend this worthwhile and free workshop. The February 23rd seminar is entitled “The Raw Realities of Business.”  An expert panel to share advice and ideas for business owners and those thinking of starting a new business will join Cathy Smith, of IDEA.  Ms. Smith and her expert panel will share the realities of some of the most common business challenges. “During these challenging economic times, it’s essential to help develop entrepreneurs of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds to ensure continued job creation and economic growth in our county,” Falk said.  “The Raw Realities of Business” will be held February 23rd, 2010 from 5:00 until 7:30 p.m. at the Alliant Energy Center, Wingra Room,  1919 Alliant Energy Center Way in Madison.  The session is intended to help prospective or current business owners with expected gains and losses, potential business roadblocks, as well as offers networking opportunities.  Those interested in more information about the seminar should contact Colleen Clark in the Dane County Office of Equal Opportunity at 608-266-3022 or at: clark.colleen@co.dane.wi.us. 5 p.m.
· FUEL Milwaukee: The Pursuit of Something Better: Exploring U.S. Cellular's Rise to the Top Thru Employee Engagement
MMAC Offices, 756 N Milwaukee St., Ste 400, Milwaukee.
· WIN Madison: Confronting engineering's 'grand challenges'
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· WMC: Business Day in Madison
Monona Terrace Convention & Community Center, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Business Day in Madison brings business leaders - from sole proprietors to major corporations - together with policymakers to discuss the most important issues facing our state. In these challenging economic times, it is more important than ever for the business community to help policymakers understand what it will take to strengthen the economy and create jobs in Wisconsin. Click here to register or for more information. 9 a.m.
   Other
· 25th Annual Superior Days
Concourse Hotel, 2nd Floor Ballroom, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.
· Campus forum on financing public higher education
Madison – How will we pay for public higher education in Wisconsin and at UW-Madison in the years to come? This will be the topic of a public forum later this month on the UW-Madison campus. PROFS, the Public Representation Organization of the Faculty Senate, is partnering with CAPE, the Coalition for Affordable Public Education, and UFAS, United Faculty and Academic Staff, to sponsor the forum. The event, first in a planned series, is open to the public, and will be held Tuesday, February 23, 4:00-5:30 pm at the Memorial Union (check TITU for room location). Panelists will be Kevin Reilly, President of the University of Wisconsin System; Andrew Reschovsky, professor at the La Follette School of Public Affairs; and Noel Radomski, director of the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE). Financing of higher education has changed significantly over the past several decades. Shrinking state support and sharply increased costs have forced campuses to chart new courses for survival. Are our only alternatives hyper-inflationary tuition increases and bigger classes? “The financing of public higher education has changed dramatically and continues to change. How great universities – UW-Madison, in particular – continue to respond to those changes is among the most important issues we face on campus and nationally,” says Joe Salmons, president of PROFS. “This forum will launch an important conversation for faculty, the university community and our state.” Contact: Joe Salmons, jsalmons@wisc.edu (608- 263-9273), or Jack O’Meara jack@omearapublicaffairs.com (608-444-3727), www.profs.wisc.edu   4 p.m.
· Corrections Secretary Raemisch addresses Stanley fraudulent releases
Stanley Correctional Institution, Administration Building, 100 Corrections Drive, Stanley. Wisconsin Department of Corrections Secretary Rick Raemisch will be holding a press conference at the Stanley Correctional Institution to provide information about the two inmates who were released under fraudulent conditions. Joining him at the press conference will be Stanley Police Chief Roy Fredrickson, Chippewa County District Attorney Jon Theisen, Stanley Mayor David Jankoski, and Stanley Correctional Institution Warden Jeffrey Pugh. Note: Members of the media must have their official press credentials in order to attend the press conference. Tony Streveler, Department of Corrections, (608)-240-5801 1:30 p.m.
· Military strategy scholar James Holmes addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Noted scholar of military strategy James Holmes will address RCM on Maritime China: Beijing's Growing Naval Power and the Quest for Economic Supremacy. For centuries, ambitious leaders have recognized the connection between economic power and control of vital sea lanes. Mr. Holmes will explore how China is pursuing maritime supremacy in Asia and beyond, and what this means for the global economy. Mr. Holmes is an Associate Professor in the Strategic Research Department of the Naval War College. 12 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Friendship Village Hall, 507 W. Lake St., Friendship. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2140-WR-104) Application of the Village of Friendship Water Utility, Adams County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· State of the Tribes address
Assembly Chamber, State Capitol. 11 a.m.
· UW-Milwaukee 'Great Decisions' lecture
UWM Union Ballroom, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. “Maritime China: Beijing’s Growing Naval Power and the Quest for Economic Supremacy,” James Holmes, Associate Professor, U.S. Naval War College Coordinated by the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM), Great Decisions brings internationally known diplomats, government officials, scholars and journalists to discuss foreign policy in an interactive setting. Lectures occur on consecutive Tuesdays through March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom of the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Admission is free for members of the Institute of World Affairs, UWM faculty and staff, and all area students and $5 for the general public. For more information, call 414-229-3220, or go to www.iwa.uwm.edu. 7 p.m.
· Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters press conference 300 Northeast, State Capitol.

February 24
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Agriculture public hearing
North Hearing Room, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Corrections and the Courts public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice public hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Forestry executive session
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Health and Healthcare Reform public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, the Economy and Small Business executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, the Economy and Small Business public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Labor public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Urban and Local Affairs executive session
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Urban and Local Affairs public hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Gov. Doyle signs Assembly Bill 458 into law
Governor’s Conference Room, 115 East, State Capitol. Public health officials, educators, advocates, health care professionals, students and representatives from the statewide Healthy Youth Alliance will be attending Governor Doyle’s signing ceremony for the Healthy Youth Act, Assembly Bill 458 (sponsored by Senator Lena Taylor and Representative Tamara Grigsby). The Healthy Youth Act ensures that the most current standards of sex education are taught in public schools and that the programs are proven to reduce teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease (STD) rates. Speakers: Governor Jim Doyle Maria Peeples and Katie Cronmiller, Juniors from Appleton High School Contact: Amanda Harrington (414) 803-9556 11 a.m.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
Room TBD, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules public hearing
Room TBD, State Capitol.
· Joint Legislative Council
412 East, State Capitol. 8:30 a.m.
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, Room G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
· Senate Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Children and Families and Workforce Development executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Education executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue executive session
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue public hearing
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology, and Financial Institutions executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology, and Financial Institutions public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· State Supreme Court open administrative conference & rules hearing
Supreme Court Hearing Room,State Capitol.Open Hearing I. Rules Petition 09-07:In the matter of amendment of Chapter 72 of the Supreme Court Rules relating to expunctionhttp://www.wicourts.gov/supreme/docs/0907petitionamend.pdf DiscussionI. Discussion of Rules Petition 09-07II. Should the court proceed with its decision to create a commission to review the Code of Judicial Conduct and its adopted mission statement?III. Discussion of Rules Petition 06-04:In the matter of review of amendments to SCR 20:1.15 Safekeeping Property; SCR 20:1.0 Definitions; SCR 21:16 Discipline; and SCR 12.04 Wisconsin Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection (review of amendments adopted 5/2/07, effective 7/1/07) (Theresa Owens) http://www.wicourts.gov/supreme/docs/0604petition.pdf IV. Discussion of Rules Petition 08-28:In the matter of the petition to create procedures for lawyer support and monitoring and procedures for referrals from the Office of Lawyer Regulation (Julie Rich) http://www.wicourts.gov/supreme/docs/0828petition.pdf V. Discussion of Rules Petition 09-02:In the matter of the petition to amend Supreme Court Rule 72.01 regarding record retention (Julie Rich) http://www.wicourts.gov/supreme/docs/0902petition.pdf VI. Discussion of Justice Roggensack’s proposal to change procedure for hearing petitions for rules—draft circulated to interested persons http://www.wicourts.gov/supreme/docs/sciop.pdf VII. Discussion of possible ethics issues related to researching e-filed briefs in other cases (Justice Roggensack) 9:30 a.m.
   Business Events
· MMAC: Taking Action: 2010 Policy Agenda Briefings
MMAC Offices, 756 N. Milwaukee St., Ste 400, Milwaukee.
· MMAC: TBC's Annual Strategic Partnership Luncheon
Italian Community Center, 231 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.
· WIN-Western Wisconsin: Learn how to tap into innovation resources
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Gateway Campus, 2320 Alpine Rd., Eau Claire.
· WWBIC workshop
   Other
· 25th Annual Superior Days
Concourse Hotel, 2nd Floor Ballroom, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.
· DWD Secretary Gassman announces worker training grants
CONTACT: John Dipko, Communications Director, 608-266-6753 Will Highlight Governor Doyle’s Agenda to Build Economy, Create Jobs State Labor Secretary to tour Greenheck Fan, visit Neighbors’ Place in Wausau MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman will announce worker training grants and highlight Governor Doyle’s agenda to grow the economy and create jobs at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2010, during a visit to Greenheck Fan in Schofield. Secretary Gassman will cover Governor Doyle’s agenda to help businesses create jobs, provide workers opportunities to get those jobs, and grow Wisconsin’s economy, seizing opportunities in a clean energy economy, and maintaining Wisconsin’s lead in advanced manufacturing. At 2 p.m., Wednesday, Secretary Gassman will visit The Neighbors’ Place in Wausau and meet young adults who now have jobs because of a project funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). ARRA funding has enabled DWD and its regional partners to provide employment opportunities for young workers 16 to 24 years of age throughout the year. Secretary Gassman will meet young workers in a mid-winter employment project begun of the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board. A member of Governor Doyle’s Cabinet, Secretary Gassman leads the Department of Workforce Development and oversees more than 1,600 employees charged with strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce. Secretary Gassman’s Events for Wednesday, February 24, 2010 11:00-11:45 a.m. Greenheck Fan, 400 Ross Ave., Schofield. 2:00-2:30 p.m. The Neighbors’ Place, 745 Scott St., Wausau. 11 a.m.
· First Lady Doyle delivers prizes in the Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? game
Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 Will Also Discuss the Wisconsin Covenant at South Division High School First Lady Jessica Doyle will deliver a Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? weekly winner game prize to an elementary school student on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. at AtwaterElementary School in Shorewood. Mrs. Doyle will discuss with students the opportunity to learn more about their home state and win weekly prizes by playing this fun and educational online game. Students in fourth through eighth grades can research the three clues found online each week to identify the mystery city. Later at 11:15 a.m., Mrs. Doyle will deliver a Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? weekly winner game prize to a middle school student at RiverTrailSchool in Milwaukee. Prizes are provided by the Department of Tourism and include family passes for Wisconsin historic sites, coupons, or tickets to Wisconsin area attractions. More information about Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? and game clues can be found at http://jessicadoyle.wi.gov/wheresjessica/. Mrs. Doyle will meet with SouthDivisionHigh School students at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the Wisconsin Covenant in Milwaukee. Students who sign the Covenant promise to meet all requirements set forth in the pledge. In exchange, students are recognized as Wisconsin Covenant Scholars, earn a place within Wisconsin’s partnered systems of higher education, and receive a financial aid package, based on their family’s financial need, to help make college affordable. Additional information about the Wisconsin Covenant can be found at http://www.wisconsincovenant.wi.gov. First Lady Jessica Doyle’s Events for Wednesday, February 24, 2010 : 10:30 a.m. Atwater Elementary School 2100 East Capitol Drive Shorewood 11:15 a.m. River Trail School 12021 West Florist Avenue Milwaukee 1:00 p.m. South Division High School 1515 West Lapham Boulevard Milwaukee 10:30 a.m.
· Milwaukee Co. Board celebrates Black History Month
County Courthouse Rotunda, Milwaukee. “KEEP ON PUSHING…TOWARD BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT” Milwaukee County African-American Caucus to celebrate Black History Month on February 24th Milwaukee, WI – Join the Milwaukee County Board’s African-American Caucus for a special Black History Month Celebration Wednesday, February 24th from noon until 2 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Courthouse Rotunda. The celebration includes honoree recognition, soul food refreshments, entertainment and fellowship. “Keep on Pushing…Toward Black Economic Empowerment,” is the theme for this year’s celebration, which includes a libation performed by Clayborn Benson, musical entertainment, and spoken word from Nigel Ward. Kelli Watson from CBS 58 News will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. Board Chairman Lee Holloway is enthusiastic about this year’s celebration. “This is a great opportunity for Courthouse visitors to celebrate Black History Month and learn more about African-American heritage,” Chairman Holloway said. “This month’s program inspires all of us to achieve even greater heights in Milwaukee County,” Supervisor Elizabeth M. Coggs said. “I am pleased with the support we’re getting from County Supervisors, our workforce and the community at large.” The County Board officially kicked off Black History Month at the County Board meeting on February 4th. The meeting began with an invocation from Pastor Bruce Dyson and a performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” from County Board Committee Clerk Linda Durham. County Supervisors and County Board staff also participated in a black history window-decorating contest within the County Board offices. There is also a display of African-American artifacts on display in the County Board lobby for the entire month of February. The County Board’s Black Caucus includes Chairman Holloway, along with Supervisors Coggs, Michael Mayo, Sr., Willie Johnson, Jr., Toni Clark, and Johnny L. Thomas. During the ceremony, these Supervisors will recognize and pay tribute to African-American members of the community who have made a difference in Milwaukee County. Contact: Harold Mester, Public Information Manager 414/278-4051 or harold.mester@milwcnty.com 12 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Water Utility Office, 72 Park Ave., Sheboygan. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5370-WR-104) Application of Sheboygan Water Utility, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Lyndon Station Village Hall, 121 N. Lemonweier St., Lyndon Station. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 3250-WR-101) Application of Lyndon Station Municipal Water Utility, Juneau County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 2 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Rep. Davis announcement on lt. gov. race
Contact: Emily Loe 608-310-4491(office) 608-630-6890 (cell) Brett Davis to Make Major Announcement on Lieutenant Governor Race During Swing Across State MADISON – State Representative Brett Davis will make a major announcement on his political future during a two-day, six-city swing across Wisconsin beginning Monday in Madison. Davis has previously announced that he was “gathering the resources needed to be in a position to run a successful campaign for lieutenant governor.” Davis has represented Green County and portions of Dane, Rock and Lafayette Counties in the State Assembly since his election in 2004. He is a graduate of Monroe High School and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Brett and his wife Amy live in Oregon with three children. Monday, February 22 9:30 a.m. Marathon County Courthouse 500 Forest St. Wausau 12 p.m. Chippewa Valley Technical College RCU Community Room 620 West Clairemont Ave. Eau Claire 2:30 p.m. The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern 328 Front St. S. La Crosse Wednesday, February 24 9:30 a.m. Marathon County Courthouse 500 Forest Street Wausau 9:30 a.m.
· Rural Democratic Caucus press conference to introduce education reform package
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. MADISON- Members of the Rural Democratic Caucus will be holding a press conference this Wednesday, February 24, to announce a package of education reform bills intended to assist rural schools. Over the past five months, the Rural Caucus has been meeting with rural school district administrators, school board members, and educators to discuss the problems facing their schools. This legislative package is a product of the hard work and collaboration between legislators and these stakeholders. WHO: Rep. Ann Hraychuck (D-Balsam Lake) Rep. Kristen Dexter (D-Eau Claire) Rep. Fred Clark (D-Baraboo) Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) Sen. Pat Kreitlow (D-Chippewa Falls) In addition to other members of the Rural Democratic Caucus Contact: Rep. Ann Hraychuck Madison Office: 608-267-2365 Toll-free: 1-888-529-0028 10 a.m.
· Voces de la Frontera press conference and march
Federal Courthouse, 517 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Students Demand Senate Action for Immigration Reform Milwaukee, WI- "Immigration reform is urgently needed. Families are being ripped apart by unjust deportations, fathers are terrified to drive their children to school because they are denied access to licenses, and students are dreading June graduations because they fear they may have no way to go to college. Our communities are in crisis and we are tired of being ignored. We need legislation now." says Mario Gomez, a senior at Pius XI High School, and a member of Youth Empowered in the Struggle (Y.E.S.!). YES!, which used to be known as SUFRIR, is the youth component of local organization Voces de la Frontera. Gomez and approximately 200 other students will gather in front of the Federal Courthouse, 517 E Wisconsin Avenue, on Wednesday February 24, 2010 to deliver over 1,000 signatures to both Senators Kohl and Feingold asking the introduction of immigration reform legislation in the Senate. Lisa Vang, a senior at Riverside High School and also a member of YES, adds "there has been no action in the Senate on immigration reform. Our Wisconsin Senators have supported immigration reform in the past and we are now calling on them to show some leadership." The planned student action reflects the anger and frustration of many who were expecting legislative action on immigration reform in 2009. "Latinos came out in record numbers to vote in 2008. We're frustrated because immigration reform brought us to the polls and nothing is getting done about it. It's time to see some movement in the Senate," says Erica Ramirez, a college junior and first time voter in 2008. "Promises were made and our legislators and president need to be true to their word." Demonstrators will meet at 3:45pm Wednesday in front of Senator Feingold's office at 517 E. Wisconsin Ave. Students will march up Wisconsin Avenue toward Senator Kohl's office, 310 W. Wisconsin Ave, and will end with a rally at St. John's Cathedral. Contact: Melanie Benesh 414-469-9206 3:45 p.m.
· WRA Realtor & Government Day
Monona Terrace and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Program Agenda 10:15 – 10:45 am State Budget Perspective Representative Pocan and Representative Vos 10:45 – 11:30 am Issues Briefing 11:45 – 12:30 pm Lunch 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Guest Speaker – Ken Goldstein (University of Wisconsin – Madison) 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Capitol Hill Visits 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Gubernatorial Candidates Scott Walker & Mark Neumann 10 a.m.

February 25
   Fundraisers
· Campaign kick-off fundraiser for 1st SD candidate Dave Hutchison
Legends, 875 Heritage Road, De Pere. RSVP to 920-660-1008 5 p.m.
· Centro Legal Annual Luncheon
Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. CENTRO LEGAL EVENT UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF ACCESS TO JUSTICE Milwaukee-based non-profit shortens the journey out of poverty by resolving legal issues MILWAUKEE, Wis. – February 17, 2010 – Centro Legal, a nonprofit organization that offers affordable legal services in family and criminal law, will host its Annual Luncheon on February 25, 2010.  The event will highlight the important role legal representation plays in reducing poverty and building family and community stability.  Centro Legal will share its accomplishments in 2009 and its plans to serve more low-income Milwaukee families this year.  Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Richard J. Sankovitz will provide the keynote address.  "Centro Legal's Annual Luncheon is a unique opportunity for Milwaukee's legal community to come together and learn about the services that Centro Legal provides and the importance of affordable legal services. This year, we are honored to have Judge Sankovitz as our keynote speaker, who is a leading voice in Wisconsin for improving access to justice for individuals with limited means,” said Jessica Poliner, event chair. The February 25th event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the ItalianCommunity Center, located at 631 East Chicago St.  Lunch will be served promptly at noon.  Event registration is $25 per person and $500 per table (8 guests per table). “We received tremendous support from the legal community and business community this past year,” said executive director Heather Ramirez.  “And this support has allowed Centro Legal to have a greater impact in the community, despite the economic recession.  The Annual Luncheon provides us the opportunity to report our progress to our supporters.” For more information, or to register for the event, please visit: http://www.centrolegalwisconsin.org/Events/AnnualLuncheon2010/index.html For sponsorships or donations, please contact Heather V. Ramirez, Executive Director of Centro Legal at hramirez@centrolegalwisconsin.org . Founded in 1991, Centro Legal provides affordable legal representation in family law and criminal misdemeanors to Milwaukee families so they may maintain stable homes and remain employed in the face of legal difficulties. For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.centrolegalwisconsin.org. 11:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Dane Co. Sheriff Mahoney
Friends of Dave Mahoney for Sheriff 2/25/2010 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Join Special Guests Governor Jim Doyle and County Executive Kathleen Falk At a reception for Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney The Brink Lounge 701 East Washington Street Madison -Sponsorship Levels- $500, $250, $100 $50 Suggested admission contribution; Any amount gratefully accepted For more information regarding sponsoring this event, Melissa 608/231-3859 or melissa@mmulliken.com Please make contributions payable to: Friends of Dave Mahoney for Sheriff P.O. Box 1463 Madison, WI 53701 5 p.m.
· Meet and greet for 8th CD candidate Reid Ribble
Newingham’s Supper Club, 722 Main St., Wausaukee. Contact: Kerry Niemcek 920-257-9746 12 p.m.
· Meet and greet for 8th CD candidate Reid Ribble
Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette. Contact: Kerry Niemcek 920-257-9746 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Agriculture executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Elections and Campaign Reform executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Transportation executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Transportation public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Session
Assembly Chamber,State Capitol. 1. Call of the Roll. 2. Introduction, first reading and reference of proposals. 3. Committee reports and subsequent reference of proposals. 4. Messages from the senate, and other communications. 5. Consideration of conference committee reports and vetoes. 6. Consideration of senate action on proposals approved by the assembly. 7. Making and consideration of motions for reconsideration of passage, indefinite postponement, concurrence, or nonconcurrence. 8. Consideration of resolutions. QUESTION: Shall the resolution be adopted? Assembly Joint Resolution 14 Relating to: the life and public service of Frank H. Urban, M.D. By Representative Vukmir; cosponsored by Senator Sullivan. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Joint Resolution 79 Relating to: honoring the life of Terry Wise. By Representative Clark; cosponsored by Senator Olsen. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Third reading of assembly proposals. QUESTION: Having been read three times, shall the proposal be passed? Assembly Bill 35 Relating to: the use of race-based names, nicknames, logos, and mascots by school boards, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing a penalty. (FE) By Representatives Soletski, Pope-Roberts, Mursau, Young, Benedict, Berceau, Black, Colon, Cullen, Fields, Grigsby, Hilgenberg, Kessler, Mason, Milroy, Molepske Jr., Nelson, Parisi, Pasch, Pocan, Radcliffe, Schneider, Sheridan, Sherman, Shilling, Sinicki, Smith, Steinbrink, Turner, Van Akkeren and A. Williams; cosponsored by Senators Coggs, Hansen, Carpenter, Taylor, Risser and Holperin. Ordered to a third reading. 10. Third reading of senate proposals. QUESTION: Having been read three times, shall the proposal be concurred in? 11. Second reading and amendment of assembly proposals. QUESTION: Shall the proposal be ordered engrossed and read a third time? Assembly Bill 247 Relating to: granting high school diplomas to certain veterans with service-connected disabilities. By Representatives Milroy, Radcliffe, Barca, Berceau, Brooks, Benedict, Danou, Gunderson, Hebl, Hilgenberg, Petrowski, Nerison, Sheridan, Soletski, Spanbauer, Steinbrink, Strachota, Turner, A. Williams and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Lehman, Schultz, Vinehout, Taylor, A. Lasee, Grothman and Coggs. Report passage recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 11, Noes 1. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 296 Relating to: children and their families who are involved in two or more systems of care and making an appropriation. (FE) By Joint Legislative Council. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 7, Noes 0, Assembly Amendment 2 adoption, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Children and Families, Ayes 7, Noes 0. Report Assembly Amendment 2 adoption, Ayes 16, Noes 0, Assembly Amendment 3 adoption, Ayes 16, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 16, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 482 Relating to: the minimum sale price of prescription drugs. (FE) By Representatives Richards, Roys, Hubler, Mason, Young, Pasch, Turner, Grigsby, Schneider, Hintz, Vukmir, Sinicki, Pope-Roberts, Newcomer, Kramer, Vruwink, Cullen and Fields; cosponsored by Senators Risser, Carpenter, Olsen, Cowles, Erpenbach, Lazich, Taylor, Darling and Plale. Report passage recommended by committee on Health and Healthcare Reform, Ayes 10, Noes 2. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 549 Relating to: psychological evaluations for law enforcement officers, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE) By Representatives Hraychuck, Bies, Danou, Gunderson, Young, Zepnick, Sinicki, Vruwink, Brooks, Cullen, Toles, Benedict, Berceau, Townsend, Ripp and Ziegelbauer; cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Holperin, A. Lasee, Coggs, Schultz and Taylor. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 10, Noes 0, Assembly Amendment 2 adoption, Ayes 10, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Criminal Justice, Ayes 10, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 588 Relating to: changes to the regulation of massage therapy and bodywork, creating the Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy Examining Board, and granting rule-making authority. By Representatives Berceau, Kaufert, Pope-Roberts, Suder, Van Roy, Hilgenberg, Staskunas, Ballweg, Molepske Jr. and Steinbrink; cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Taylor, Wirch, Ellis, Olsen and Risser. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 13, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Health and Healthcare Reform, Ayes 13, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 600 Relating to: authority of the Public Service Commission regarding fuel costs of certain electric public utilities and granting rule-making authority. By Representatives Soletski, Montgomery, Zepnick, Benedict, Bies, Colon, Danou, Davis, Dexter, Fields, Friske, Garthwaite, Gunderson, Hintz, Honadel, Huebsch, Mason, Mursau, A. Ott, Petersen, Rhoades, Shilling, Sinicki, Smith, Staskunas, Steinbrink, Suder, Townsend, Van Roy, Vos, Vruwink and Zigmunt; cosponsored by Senators Plale, Kreitlow, Sullivan, Erpenbach, Taylor, Schultz, Olsen, Harsdorf and Darling. Report passage recommended by committee on Energy and Utilities, Ayes 12, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 614 Relating to: disclosure of information by health care providers and insurers and providing a penalty. (FE) By Representatives Richards, Staskunas, Turner, Pope-Roberts, Hebl, Roys, A. Williams, Soletski, Hraychuck, Krusick, Hilgenberg, Milroy and Dexter; cosponsored by Senators Sullivan, Cowles, Kreitlow, Miller, Lehman and Vinehout. Report Assembly Amendment 2 to Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 13, Noes 0, Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 13, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Health and Healthcare Reform, Ayes 13, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 633 Relating to: using county jail funds for costs related to providing educational and medical services to county jail inmates. (FE) By Representatives Clark, Ballweg, Grigsby, Gunderson, Molepske Jr., M. Williams, A. Ott, Spanbauer, Parisi and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Taylor, Darling, Miller, Schultz, Risser and Lassa. Report passage recommended by committee on Corrections and the Courts, Ayes 12, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 642 Relating to: an income and franchise tax credit for a qualified equity investment in a qualified community development entity, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE) By Representatives Barca, Garthwaite, Zigmunt, Hilgenberg, Radcliffe, Clark, Pasch, Molepske Jr., Ripp, Dexter, Berceau and Sinicki; cosponsored by Senators Coggs, Kreitlow and Holperin. Report Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 7, Noes 5, passage as amended recommended by committee on Jobs, the Economy and Small Business, Ayes 11, Noes 1. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 648 Relating to: adopting Internal Revenue Code provisions related to individual retirement accounts and adopting provisions of the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 for state income and franchise tax purposes. (FE) By Representatives Molepske Jr., Dexter, Hilgenberg, Zigmunt, Pasch, Petersen, Turner, Ziegelbauer, Black, Kerkman, Hebl, Steinbrink, Clark, Bernard Schaber, Barca, Staskunas, Roys, Pope-Roberts, Zepnick, Strachota, Lothian, Bies, Fields, Gunderson, Vos, Van Roy and Hixson; cosponsored by Senators Sullivan, Lassa, Holperin, Wirch, Kreitlow, Lehman, Leibham, Plale, Schultz, Miller, Darling, Vinehout, Taylor and Jauch. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 10, Noes 0, Assembly Amendment 2 adoption, Ayes 10, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Jobs, the Economy and Small Business, Ayes 10, Noes 0. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 16, Noes 0, Assembly Amendment 2 adoption, Ayes 16, Noes 0, Assembly Amendment 3 adoption, Ayes 16, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 15, Noes 1. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 683 Relating to: health care plans operated by cooperative associations. By Representatives Richards, Vruwink, Benedict, Turner, Brooks, Pope-Roberts, Ripp, Tauchen and Smith; cosponsored by Senators Erpenbach, Hansen, Wirch, Vinehout, Taylor, Kreitlow, Risser and Cowles. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 12, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Health and Healthcare Reform, Ayes 12, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 552 Relating to: following snowplows and providing a penalty. By Representatives Kaufert, Berceau, Smith, Brooks, Kerkman, Mursau, Zepnick, Lothian, Townsend and Clark; cosponsored by Senators Hansen, Lehman, Taylor and Schultz. Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Ayes 12, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. 12. Second reading and amendment of senate proposals. QUESTION: Shall the proposal be ordered to a third reading? Senate Bill 244 Relating to: specific information signs on certain portions of STH 21. (FE) By Senators Lassa and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Schneider, Brooks, Jorgensen and Ballweg. Report concurrence recommended by committee on Transportation, Ayes 11, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Senate Bill 332 Relating to: submitting custody study reports to the parties and offering custody study reports in accordance with the rules of evidence. By Senators Taylor and Plale; cosponsored by Representatives Seidel, Zigmunt, Vruwink, Turner, Clark, Berceau, Sinicki, Grigsby, Kessler and Pridemore. Report concurrence recommended by committee on Children and Families, Ayes 7, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Senate Bill 439 Relating to: adopting Internal Revenue Code provisions related to individual retirement accounts and adopting provisions of the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 for state income and franchise tax purposes. (FE) By Senators Sullivan, Kreitlow, Holperin, Lehman, Leibham, Wirch, Plale, Miller, Lassa, Schultz, Darling, Vinehout, Taylor, Carpenter, Jauch, Harsdorf, Kedzie and Hansen; cosponsored by Representatives Molepske Jr., Dexter, Roys, Turner, Pope-Roberts, Ziegelbauer, Kerkman, Staskunas, Clark, Zepnick, Bernard Schaber, Strachota, Lothian, Bies, Fields, Gunderson, Vos, Zigmunt and Hilgenberg. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. Senate Bill 116 Relating to: the method by which the Department of Revenue makes certain calculations regarding tax incremental financing district number 4 in the village of Elmwood. (FE) By Senator Harsdorf; cosponsored by Representative Murtha. Placed on calendar 2-25-2010 by committee on Rules. 13. Motions may be offered. 14. Announcements. 15. Adjournment. 10:30 a.m.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Session
Senate Chamber,State Capitol. First Order. Call of Roll. Second Order. Chief clerk's entries. Third Order. Introduction, first reading and reference of proposals. Fourth Order. Report of committees. Fifth Order. Petitions and communications. Sixth Order. Referrals and receipt of committee reports concerning proposed administrative rules. Seventh Order. Advice and consent of the Senate Eighth Order. Messages from the Assembly. Ninth Order. Special Orders. QUESTION: Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading? Special Order at 12:05 P.M. Senate Bill 484. Relating to: the BadgerCare Plus Basic Plan, Benchmark Plan benefits, and making an appropriation. (FE) By Senators Erpenbach; cosponsored by Representative Richards. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 16, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by joint committee on Finance, Ayes 12, Noes 4) Senate Amendments 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 pending Tenth Order. Consideration of motions, resolutions, and joint resolutions not requiring a third reading. Eleventh Order. Second reading and amendments of senate joint resolutions and senate bills. QUESTION: Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading? Senate Bill 96. Relating to: diversions under a community integration program of Medical Assistance-eligible persons from imminent entry into nursing homes. (FE) By Senators Leibham, Darling, and Robson; cosponsored by Representatives LeMahieu, Townsend, Spanbauer, Petrowski, and Kaufert. (Report passage recommended by committee on Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care, and Job Creation, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Bill 374. Relating to: creating a commercial driver license exception for law enforcement officers operating commercial motor vehicles. By Senators Grothman, Kedzie, Olsen, Darling, and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Strachota, Suder, Mursau, Vos, Townsend, Gunderson, LeMahieu, Knodl, Friske, A. Ott, Lothian, Brooks, and Bies. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 6, Noes 0) Senate Bill 457. Relating to: the placement of advertising signs in highway rights-of-way and providing a penalty. By Senators Sullivan and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Pasch, Berceau, Parisi, Steinbrink, and Turner. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 5, Noes 2) Senate Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 463. Relating to: extending the expenditure period of Tax Incremental District Number 6 in the city of Sheboygan and requiring the Department of Revenue to certify the tax base of Tax Incremental Financing District Number 18 in the city of Waukesha. (FE) By Senators Miller; cosponsored by Representative Van Akkeren. (Report passage recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 467. Relating to: using an electronic signature on a criminal complaint. (FE) By Senators Jauch, Lehman, Taylor, and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives Hebl, Turner, Pope-Roberts, Molepske Jr., Van Roy, Kerkman, Townsend, Bies, A. Ott, Ripp, and Kaufert. (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Bill 471. Relating to: health care plans operated by cooperative associations. By Senators Erpenbach, Hansen, Wirch, Vinehout, Taylor, Kreitlow, Risser, and Cowles; cosponsored by Representatives Richards, Vruwink, Benedict, Turner, Brooks, Pope-Roberts, Ripp, Tauchen, and Smith. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 473. Relating to: modifications to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act. By Senators Risser and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Cullen, Ziegelbauer, Berceau, and Turner. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 478. Relating to: orders to commit state prison inmates to a mental health facility. (FE) By Senators Taylor, Lehman, Risser, and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Pasch, Berceau, A. Williams, and Hintz. (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Bill 485. Relating to: displaying the empty weight on the side of certain motor vehicles (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Transportation). By Law Revision Committee. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 486. Relating to: the liability release exception to the requirement that proof of financial responsibility be provided after a motor vehicle accident (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Transportation). By Law Revision Committee. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 487. Relating to: motor vehicle occupational licenses issued by the Department of Transportation (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Transportation). By Law Revision Committee. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 488. Relating to: policies and bonds issued by out-of-state insurers offered as proof of financial responsibility after a motor vehicle accident (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Transportation). By Law Revision Committee. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 489. Relating to: the requirement that a nonresident provide proof of financial responsibility for the operation of a motor vehicle to reinstate a suspended operating privilege or vehicle registration (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Transportation). By Law Revision Committee. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 490. Relating to: registration plates for vehicles leased to persons with a disability that limits the ability to walk (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Transportation). By Law Revision Committee. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 492. Relating to: restoration to competency of a defendant (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Health Services). By Law Revision Committee. (Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Bill 507. Relating to: changing the fees collected by a register of deeds, the redaction of social security numbers from electronic documents, and changes to the land information program. (FE) By Senators Erpenbach, Lehman, Hansen, Kreitlow, Vinehout, Risser, and Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Soletski, Hebl, Pope-Roberts, Smith, Lothian, Townsend, Vruwink, Dexter, Vos, Radcliffe, and Van Roy. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending Twelfth Order. Second reading and amendments of assembly joint resolutions and assembly bills. QUESTION: Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading? Assembly Bill 261. Relating to: soliciting purchases of goods or services using unsolicited checks or money orders and providing a penalty. (FE) By Representatives Bernard Schaber, Pocan, Berceau, Black, Brooks, Clark, Cullen, Dexter, Grigsby, Gunderson, Hebl, Hixson, Kaufert, Kestell, Mason, Molepske Jr., Nass, Milroy, A. Ott, Parisi, Pasch, Pope-Roberts, Petrowski, Richards, Roys, Seidel, Sinicki, Smith, Steinbrink, Toles, Townsend, Van Akkeren, Vos, A. Williams, Zepnick, and Zigmunt; cosponsored by Senators Lehman, Carpenter, Hansen, Lassa, Plale, Risser, Schultz, Taylor, Wirch, and Coggs. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Technical Colleges, and Consumer Protection, Ayes 4, Noes 1) Assembly Bill 375. Relating to: a property tax exemption for certain nonprofit community theaters. (FE) By Representatives Shilling and Huebsch; cosponsored by Senator Kapanke. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 6, Noes 1) Assembly Bill 471. Relating to: mortgage broker duties and agency relationships. (FE) By Representatives Young, Turner, Hraychuck, and Clark; cosponsored by Senator Taylor, by request of The Speaker's Taskforce on Preventing Home Foreclosures. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Assembly Bill 562. Relating to: the master logger certification scholarship grant program (suggested as remedial legislation by the Department of Natural Resources). By Law Revision Committee. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Assembly Bill 568. Relating to: revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of correcting errors, supplying omissions, and eliminating defects (Correction Bill). By Law Revision Committee. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform, and Housing, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Assembly Bill 569. Relating to: revising various provisions of the statutes for the purpose of supplying omissions and eliminating defects (Correction Bill). By Law Revision Committee. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Thirteenth Order. Third reading of joint resolutions and bills. Fourteenth Order. Motions may be offered. Fifteenth Order. Announcements, adjournment honors, and remarks under special privilege. Sixteenth Order. Adjournment. 12 p.m.
   Business Events
· BizTimes Media Wellness Summit
Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 7:30 a.m.
   Other
· AWL Annual Meeting
Madison Club , 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. 11:30 - 12:15 pm Lunch 12:15 - 1:00 pm Speaker to Be Announced 1:00 - 1:30 pm AWL Annual Meeting Registration available week of January 25, 2010. Questions? awl@wisconsinlobbyist.comor 608-26-7990 11:30 a.m.
· City of Waukesha open house on water supply issues City Hall, Council Chambers, Waukesha.
· Counting the Cost: Global warming legislation and the region's economy
University Club - Grand Ballroom, 924 E Wells St., Milwaukee.
· DWD Secretary Gassman outlines Gov. Doyle's plan to create jobs
State Labor Secretary to discuss jobs agenda in Lancaster, Fennimore, Richland Center MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman will highlight Governor Doyle’s agenda to put Wisconsin back to work, grow the economy and create jobs during a series of events Thursday, February 25, 2010, in southwestern Wisconsin. At 9 a.m., Secretary Gassman will address the Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce. She will outline Governor Doyle’s plans to help businesses create jobs, provide workers opportunities to get those jobs, and grow Wisconsin’s economy, seizing opportunities in a clean energy economy, and maintaining Wisconsin’s lead in advanced manufacturing. Secretary Gassman will visit the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC) in Fennimore at 10 a.m. Thursday. She will tour the new Agriculture/Automotive Technical Center, one of three campus projects totaling $31.9 million. At the Fennimore campus, she will learn about SWTC’s new training programs and green initiatives. At 1 p.m., Secretary Gassman will arrive in Richland Center to join in the dedication of SWTC’s new Richland Center Outreach Site. The facility will offer basic education classes and training for job seekers in healthcare and manufacturing sectors. A member of Governor Doyle’s Cabinet, Secretary Gassman leads the Department of Workforce Development and oversees more than 1,600 employees charged with strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce. Secretary Gassman’s Events for Thursday, February 25, 2010 8:40-9:20 a.m. Lancaster Council Chambers 206 S. Madison Street Lancaster 10:00-11:15 a.m. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Agriculture/Automotive Technical Center 1800 Bronson Boulevard Fennimore 1:00-2:00 p.m. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Richland Center Outreach Site 26220 Executive Lane Richland Center 9 a.m.
· Evidence Based Health Policy Project event
412 East, State Capitol. Accountable Care Organizations : New Model for Health Care Payment and Delivery How will they work? Can they promote quality and reduce costs? Speaker: - Dr. Elliott Fisher Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Professor of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School 9 a.m.
· Milwaukee Co. Board of Supervisors County Courthouse, Room 200, Milwaukee.
· PSC hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6720-TI-221) TDS Metrocom, LLC, and McLeodUSA Telecommunications Services, Inc., d/b/a PAETEC Business Services, Petition to Determine Rates and Costs for Unbundled Network Elements or Unbundled Service Elements of Wisconsin Bell, Inc., d/b/a AT&T Wisconsin 9:30 a.m.
· UW-Extension and UW Colleges tout economic development at the Capitol
Rotunda, State Capitol. Exhibits show how they help Wisconsin’s economy grow MADISON, Wis. – The UW Colleges and UW-Extension will demonstrate how they are focusing on economic development and job creation in a series of exhibits at the State Capitol on Thursday, February 25. The exhibits will be on the first floor Capitol Rotunda from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a Legislative Breakfast hosted by David Wilson, chancellor of UW-Extension and UW Colleges in the North Hearing Room, 2nd Floor of the State Capitol. “Growing the Wisconsin economy is job number one for all of us, whether we are educators, workers or entrepreneurs,” Wilson said. “To maximize our impact, everything has to work together toward the same goal.” Exhibits will demonstrate: How three entrepreneurs are building successful businesses with the help of UW-Extension’s Small Business Development Centers and the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network. The exhibit features Charles S. Miller, CEO/engineer of WaveOn Technologies Inc., Osceola; Adam E. Etrheim, president of eContractorBids.com., LaCrosse; and John L. Whitver, president of TW Design and Manufacturing, LLC., Montello. How UW-Extension’s Center for Community and Economic Development helped guide downtown Milwaukee’s business retention, expansion and recruitment efforts. How the UW Colleges are reinventing higher education to fit the needs of adult students and local businesses with a growing number of online accelerated classes. The exhibit features the UW-Fox Valley in Menasha, UW-Marshfield/Wood County in Marshfield and UW-Washington County in West Bend. How a phenomenally successful new online sustainable management degree is giving hundreds of students the skills Wisconsin businesses will need to grow in the tomorrow’s green economy. The degree, offered through UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout and UW-Superior in cooperation with UW-Extension’s Division of Continuing Education, Outreach & E-Learning, is attracting students from all over the world. How PortalWisconsin.org is making Wisconsin more attractive to business by providing access to the fine arts. Americans for the Arts has reported that, “the nonprofit arts and culture industry is an economic driver in communities—a growth industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is the cornerstone of tourism”. PortalWisconsin.org is operated by UW-Extension’s Broadcasting & Media Innovations Division. The University of Wisconsin Colleges is comprised of 13 freshman-sophomore campuses which offer an associate degree in arts and science and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs. The University of Wisconsin-Extension includes Cooperative Extension offices in 72 counties and three tribal nations, 12 Small Business Development Centers and Outreach and E-Learning programs delivered via the 26 UW System campuses and distance-learning channels, as well as the statewide networks of Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television. Contact: Howard Cosgrove (608) 262-9871 howard.cosgrove@uwex.uwc.edu 9:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin Legislature Black History Month program
Senate Parlor, State Capitol. Legislature to Honor the Contributions of African-Americans Black History Month Program returns, activities planned in Madison (MADISON) The Wisconsin Legislature will pause its work and recognize the contributions of African-Americans in Wisconsin in a special program on Thursday at the Capitol. The Black & Hispanic Caucus of the Legislature is organizing the event, which will feature songs, remarks, and the honoring of the lives of African-Americans in Wisconsin. Honorees will be included in a joint resolution to be taken up by the Legislature that day. Details for the program are below. The event is open to all persons, and honorees are being named by Republicans and Democrats from across the state. Local pastors and musicians are scheduled to appear in the program. Friends and family are encouraged to attend and join in the festivities. For more information, contact: Rep. Toles 608-266-5580 Sen. Taylor 608-266-5810 11 a.m.

February 26
   Other
· First Lady Doyle celebrates Literacy Week
Contact: Ashley Huibregtse, Office of the First Lady, 608-575-5608 First Lady Will Read with Students at Kromrey Middle School in Middleton and Sauk Trail Elementary School in Middleton First Lady Jessica Doyle will read with students as part of Literacy Week on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at KromreyMiddle School in Middleton. While there, Mrs. Doyle will share a book and explain how students can become involved in the book club, Read On Wisconsin! . Mrs. Doyle’s online book club is for students and educators across the state. Throughout the school year, Mrs. Doyle recommends books for five age groups each month. At 10:15 a.m., Mrs. Doyle will celebrate reading with students at Sauk Trail Elementary School in Middleton. The First Lady will bring a Read on Wisconsin! book club selection to read with the fifth grade students and explain the importance of reading each day. As part of Read On Wisconsin!, students have the opportunity to discuss books on the website or participate in Reading Days during the school year at the Executive Residence. To learn more about Read On Wisconsin! or to join the club, visit http://readon.wi.gov. First Lady Jessica Doyle’s Events for Monday, March 1, 2010 : 9:30 a.m. Kromrey Middle School 7009 Donna Drive Middleton 10:15 am. Sauk Trail Elementary School 2205 Branch Street Middleton 9:30 a.m.
· GAB Board of Canvass for spring primary
212 E. Washington Ave, 3rd floor, Madison.
· Gov. Doyle announces major investments in Marinette, Menominee Tribe
Contact: Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 Governor Jim Doyle will announce major investments in Marinette’s infrastructure and economy tomorrow, Friday, February 26, 2010 at 1:15 p.m. at the Marinette Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Governor will announce a major American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant and state efforts to invest in local business growth. At 4:00 p.m., Governor Doyle will visit Keshena to announce a major Recovery Act grant for the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Last week marked the one-year anniversary of President Obama signing legislation to create the Recovery Act, which has helped states deal with the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression by creating and retaining jobs and investing in long-term economic growth. In Wisconsin, the Recovery Act has been credited with creating or retaining more than 44,000 jobs. Governor Doyle has laid out plans to continue growing all sectors of the state’s economy, including new efforts to invest in innovative and efficient manufacturing and position Wisconsin for the future. Governor Doyle’s Northeastern Wisconsin events for Friday February 26, 2010: 1:15 p.m. Recovery Act and Business Investments Marinette Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant 501 Water Street Marinette 4:00 p.m. Recovery Act Announcement College of the Menominee Nation Cultural Resources Center N172 HWY 47/55 Keshena 1:15 p.m.
· Marquette University Law School’s 2010 Public Service Conference
Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Marquette Law School to host ‘Water and People’ conference EPA senior adviser to deliver keynote address on Great Lakes restoration MILWAUKEE—“Water and People” will be the topic of Marquette University Law School’s 2010 Public Service Conference Friday, Feb. 26. The event will begin with registration, breakfast and an introductory video at 8:30 a.m. in the third-floor ballroom of the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Reservations are requested by Feb. 12. The cost is $40 and registration is available online. Cameron Davis, J.D., senior adviser to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator for Great Lakes Restoration will deliver the lunchtime keynote address, “How to Rehabilitate the Great Lakes as a Global Resource.” Davis has worked for more than two decades to develop and implement water quality and quantity policies in the Great Lakes basin. The conference will also feature presentations on water ethics by Curt Meine with Center for Humans and Nature, and on the false dichotomy between economic development and environmental protection by Todd Ambs, water division administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Breakout sessions focusing on environmental justice will include: Water Pricing: Balancing Utility Costs, Consumer Interests, and the Environment Access to Water and the Great Lakes Compact Ground Water Use and Land Planning Water Quality and Infrastructure National water policy experts from California, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Canada will contribute to an afternoon panel followed by two prominent water law scholars who will reflect on the future of water law in Wisconsin with Marquette law professor Matt Parlow. A reception will follow. More information is available online or by calling Daniel Idzikowski, assistant dean for public service, at (414) 288-8060 or daniel.idzikowski@marquette.edu. Media interested in attending the conference should contact Christopher Stolarski in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-1988 or christopher.stolarski@marquette.edu. 8:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin Arts Board
Reeve Union, Room 305, UW-Oshkosh. 10:30 a.m.

February 27
   Other
· Gov. Doyle serves as honorary starter for American Birkebeiner
Telemark Resort, 42225 Telemark Road, Cable. Governor Jim Doyle will serve as the honorary starter for the 37th Annual American Birkebeiner cross country ski race tomorrow, Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 7:50 a.m. at the Telemark Resort in Cable. The Governor will also welcome participants and spectators before the start of the race. This year’s three-day American Birkebeiner event is attracting 10,000 skiers from 47 states and 20 countries to race through Wisconsin’s northwestern forests. A record 8,300 skiers will participate on Saturday alone. Contact: Laura Smith, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 7:50 a.m.
· Sen. Tim Carpenter's 50th birthday polka party & campaign announcement
Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall, 1920 S. 37th St., Milwaukee. Suggested contribution $50.00 Please RSVP by Feb.23rd @ 414-383-7223 or Email senatorcarpenter@hotmail.com Make checks payable to: Friends of Tim Carpenter 2957 South 38th Street Milwaukee, WI 53215 1 p.m.
· Unity Caucus Child Care Summit
Greater New Birth Church, 2207 W. Center St., Milwaukee. Child Care Summit to Highlight YoungStar & Changes to Child Care Laws Unity Caucus and Senator Taylor Present Child Care Summit with DCF and Local Officials (MADISON) Senator Lena C. Taylor (D-Milwaukee) today announced a child care summit to take place Saturday February 27th in Milwaukee. The summit will offer advice ranging from how to open a day care center to questions about receiving micro-loans. In addition, information about Wisconsin Act 76, the recent changes to the Wisconsin Shares Program, will be shared and discussed. The summit’s objective is to offer advice on not only various concerns that might occur in operating a child care center, but also what parents should look for in a child care center. The event seeks to teach individuals the inner workings of an audit and what one must do during the procedure. Questions will also be answered about any possible issues or concerns one might have about child care centers and how to use the proposed YoungStar system. The Unity Caucus’s Child Care Summit will take place between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday February 27th at the Greater New Birth Church on 2207 West Center Street. The Unity Caucus is the collective group of local and state leaders in Milwaukee. For More Information, contact: Sen. Taylor 608-266-5810 9 a.m.
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