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December 1
   Fundraisers
· Glacial Lakes Conservancy fundraiser
Saxon Creamery, Cleveland. Glacial Lakes Conservancy to hold Annual Event at Saxon Creamery in Cleveland Saturday December 1st, 5:oo to 8:oo p.m. Glacial Lakes Conservancy, the local land trust conservation organization, will hold its annual fundraising event at Saxon Creamery, a new cheesemaking operation in Cleveland, Wisconsin on Saturday, December 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event features a silent auction and samplings of fine foods that are produced in the region including wine & cheese tastings. Other culinary delights will be offered such as Field to Fork Café’s Wood Fired, Butternut Squash Soup. Raffaele Mascolo, passionate artisan cheesemaker, will be baking hand-tossed pizza at the event. Special guest speaker, Wisconsin’s Agricultural Secretary, Rod Nilsestuen, will address the rapid rate of farmland loss in the state and what might be done to conserve rural communities, working lands, and natural resources. All are welcome to attend. The silent auction will feature eight freshcut Christmas trees, donated by Greenview Farm, and many other items. The Conservancy hopes to raise $10,000 to support its conservation programs for the upcoming year. Tickets are $25/person. For more information, go to www.glaciallakes.org or call 920.273.1143 to register. 5 p.m.
   Other
· Birthday -- Rep. Karl Van Roy
· UW-Madison recognizes World AIDS Day
Liz Beyler, (608) 263-1986, lbkraak@wisc.edu World AIDS Day will be recognized on Saturday, Dec. 1, and University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, staff and students are involved in a number of events working to raise awareness of this major public health issue. Here are some of the public events taking place this week. ________________________________ ADVANCING THE CONVERSATION: AIDS ACTION 2007 "We're here. This exists. It's a medical condition, not a crime. There is treatment. There is a lot to be done." Heidi Nass, an outreach specialist and patient advocate for UW Health's Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Care Program at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, has spent much of her professional life promoting that message on behalf of HIV and AIDS patients. Nass has been reinforcing the message by helping organize a series of HIV and AIDS awareness and action events in Madison leading up to World AIDS Day on Saturday, Dec. 1. Upcoming events include: - Express, an exhibit of the works of local artists meant to convey the social, political and personal aspects of HIV/AIDS. It will be at the Common Wealth Gallery in the historic Madison Enterprise Center at 100 S. Baldwin St. from through Thursday, Nov. 29. - Advocate, a forum discussing how HIV/AIDS policy is made, the important role of a community voice in the process and opportunities for involvement. From 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Nov. 28. It features Jessica Terlikowski, the policy coordinator for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. - Faith, a conversation with local faith leaders about their role in the fight against HIV/AIDS ignorance, intolerance and isolation, will take place at Olbrich Gardens from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. For more complete information, go to http://www.uwhealth.org/page.asp?contentid=12542 CONTACT: Heidi Nass, (608) 263-9219, hmn@medicine.wisc.edu ________________________________ 'AFRICA UNITE' PROGRAM "A Celebration of All Things African" will be take place on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1-2:30 p.m. in Room 2650 in the Mosse Humanties Building, 455 N. Park St. UW-Madison assistant professor of educational policy studies Nancy Kendall will speak about HIV/AIDS across the world, from pathology, transmission and prevention to AIDS in the U.S. Also speaking will be Alex Kendziorski, the founder and managing director of African Youth Outreach. He will address the HIV epidemic in Africa, from human rights issues related to AIDS to his work in South Africa. A question and answer session will follow their presentations.. For more information on the event, contact: joe@wisc.edu. ________________________________ 'STOP AIDS: KEEP THE PROMISE' This presentation on basic information about AIDS features a speaker from Camp Heartland and a Spoken Word performance. It will be held in the Memorial Union Play Circle from 5-7 p.m. For more information call (608) 890-2138 or e-mail sexoutloud@gmail.com. 1 p.m.

December 2
   Fundraisers
· Reception in honor of Paul Fisk
At the home of Neil and Peggy Ford, W11030 N. Lake Point Drive, Lodi. Map: http://tinyurl.com/yspfs4 Please come to a reception in honor of *Lodi Mayor Paul Fisk* Democratic Candidate for Assembly With special guest *Senator Mark Miller* 608-592-5574 608-519-8687 Suggested donation $50 Paid for by the Friends of Paul Fisk • Karen Essex, Treasurer 2 p.m.
   Other
· Scott Walker announces candidacy for County Exec
· Support our Troops Coalition Party with Scott Walker and Reince Preibus

December 3
   Fundraisers
· Kapanke for State Senate fundraiser
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. $250 minimum contribution per person No PAC accepted For more information contact Judi Rhodes at jrhodes@wisgop.org or 608-257-8035 5:30 p.m.
   Other
· Campaign kick-off for Milwaukee Mayor Barrett
· Circus World Museum open house and town hall meeting
Irvin Feld Exhibit Hall and Visitor Center, Baraboo. Circus World Museum in Baraboo will host an open house and town hall meeting on Monday, December 3 to discuss the results of the 2007 season and to introduce the 2008 lineup. The event will begin with a reception from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Irvin Feld Exhibit Hall and Visitor Center, followed by a town hall meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium. The Wisconsin Historical Society owns Circus World and its extensive collections documenting American circus history. The private, nonprofit Circus World Museum Foundation operates the museum independently under a lease-management agreement with the Historical Society. “This public open house and town hall meeting will provide residents of Baraboo and Sauk County—indeed everyone with an interest in American circus history—with an opportunity to hear how Circus World did during 2007,” said Steve Freese, Executive Director of the Circus World Museum Foundation. Freese will meet and greet guests during the reception phase of the open house, and will discuss plans for Circus World’s 2008 performance season during the town hall meeting to follow. Those attending will have an opportunity to ask questions and to share their own views on the museum and performance venue as Circus World continues to move forward. For more information about the open house and town hall meeting, call Circus World Museum toll free at 866-693-1500 or visit the museum’s Web site at www.wisconsinhistory.org/circusworld. CONTACT: Steve Freese 608-356-8341 6:30 p.m.
· DHFS public hearing
Zoofari Conference Center, 9715 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee. Hearing on proposed rules governing child care, including shaken baby syndrome and tracking children being transported in a vehicle owned or leased by a child care provider. 4 p.m.
· DNR public hearing
GEF 2, Room 511, 101 S. Webster St., Madison. Hearing on an emergency order pertaining to control of fish diseases and invasive species. It limits the transport of live fish and fish eggs away from identified inland and outlying waters. 2 p.m.
· Gov. Doyle urges lawmakers to pass important legislation on autism and smoking
Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 Governor Doyle will urge the legislature to provide affordable treatment for families with autism and enact smokefree legislation Monday, December 3, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. in the Governor’s Conference Room. Governor Doyle has long championed efforts to require insurance companies to provide coverage for autistic children. Currently, insurance companies are not required to pay for treatment related to autistic spectrum disorder – a disorder that affects 1 in 200 children in Wisconsin. For nearly a year, Governor Doyle has called for smokefree legislation that would ban smoking in all public buildings, workplaces, restaurants and taverns. This legislation will reduce the adverse health effects of second-hand smoke for residents across the state. At 11:15 a.m., Governor Jim Doyle will meet with Ante and Melissa Udovicic, along with their four-year-old son Evan, who is currently on the waiting list to receive in-home therapy for his autism, in South Milwaukee. Governor Doyle and the Udovicic family will urge the legislature to provide affordable treatment to families with autism before lawmakers adjourn for the year. At 1 p.m., Governor Jim Doyle will meet with Jamie and Pam Veri, along with their four-year-old son Landon, who is currently on the waiting list to receive in-home therapy for his autism, in Oneida. 9:30 a.m. Governor’s Conference Room, State Capitol. 11:15 a.m. Home of Ante & Melissa Udovicic, 1415 Manitowoc Ave., South Milwaukee. 1 p.m. Home of Jamie & Pam Veri. 814 Sunbeam Circle, Oneida. 9:30 a.m.
· Gov. Doyle urges lawmakers to pass important legislation on autism and smoking
Governor’s Conference Room, State Capitol. Governor Doyle will urge the legislature to provide affordable treatment for families with autism and enact smokefree legislation Monday, December 3, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. in the Governor’s Conference Room. Governor Doyle has long championed efforts to require insurance companies to provide coverage for autistic children. Currently, insurance companies are not required to pay for treatment related to autistic spectrum disorder – a disorder that affects 1 in 200 children in Wisconsin. For nearly a year, Governor Doyle has called for smokefree legislation that would ban smoking in all public buildings, workplaces, restaurants and taverns. This legislation will reduce the adverse health effects of second-hand smoke for residents across the state. Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 9:30 a.m.
· Gov. Doyle, Fox Valley family urges Legislature to pass insurance coverage for autism
Home of Jamie & Pam Veri, 814 Sunbeam Circle, Oneida. Governor Jim Doyle will meet with Jamie and Pam Veri, along with their four-year-old son Landon, who is currently on the waiting list to receive in-home therapy for his autism Monday, December 3, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. in Oneida. Governor Doyle and the Veri family will urge the legislature to provide affordable treatment to families with autism before lawmakers adjourn for the year. Governor Doyle has long championed efforts to require insurance companies to provide coverage for autistic children. Currently, insurance companies are not required to pay for treatment related to autistic spectrum disorder – a disorder that affects 1 in 200 children in Wisconsin. Recommended levels of treatment often cost families over $50,000 annually. 18 other states have already passed similar measures. For nearly a year, Governor Doyle has called for smokefree legislation that would ban smoking in all public buildings, workplaces, restaurants and taverns. This legislation will reduce the adverse health effects of second-hand smoke for residents across the state. Half of the states in the country have enacted smokefree legislation already. Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 1 p.m.
· Gov. Doyle, South Milwaukee family urge Legislature to pass insurance coverage for autism
Home of Ante & Melissa Udovicic, 1415 Manitowoc Ave., South Milwaukee. Governor Jim Doyle will meet with Ante and Melissa Udovicic, along with their four-year-old son Evan, who is currently on the waiting list to receive in-home therapy for his autism Monday, December 3, 2007 at 11:15 a.m. in South Milwaukee. Governor Doyle and the Udovicic family will urge the legislature to provide affordable treatment to families with autism before lawmakers adjourn for the year. Governor Doyle has long championed efforts to require insurance companies to provide coverage for autistic children. Currently, insurance companies are not required to pay for treatment related to autistic spectrum disorder – a disorder that affects 1 in 200 children in Wisconsin. Recommended levels of treatment often cost families over $50,000 annually. 18 other states have already passed similar measures. For nearly a year, Governor Doyle has called for smokefree legislation that would ban smoking in all public buildings, workplaces, restaurants and taverns. This legislation will reduce the adverse health effects of second-hand smoke for residents across the state. Half of the states in the country have enacted smokefree legislation already. Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 11:15 a.m.
· WAGE lecture: Democratizing the transnational polity
206 Ingraham Hall, UW-Madison.
· WHEDA Finance Committee meeting
Board room, Suite 700, 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison. 9 a.m.
· Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
WHEDA Board Room, 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison. 10 a.m.

December 4
   Fundraisers
· Cody for Supervisor campaign kick-off
O'Brien's, Vliet & 49th St., Milwaukee. Please join Daniel Cody, friends, and supporters to kickoff his campaign for Milwaukee County Supervisor in the 15th District! Refreshments will be served. Suggested contribution amount is $25 and all contributions are gratefully accepted. If you can’t attend the kickoff event on December 4th, please consider showing your support by making a financial contribution by check or credit card at http://danielcody.com/contribute/ Please RSVP to info@danielcody.com - Thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you December 4th! 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Gov. Doyle
Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. Membership Levels are $500.00, $1,000.00, and $2,500.00 Individual, PAC, and conduit contributions gratefully accepted For questions or to RSVP, contact Teresa at 608.260.2036 or teresa@doylelawton.com Please make checks payable to: Doyle for Wisconsin P.O. Box 2687 Madison, WI 53701 5:30 p.m.
· RACC’n up the Strikes Bowling Event
Dream Lanes 13 Atlas Court, Madison, WI Registration: 2:00 pm Bowling Begins: 2:30 pm Cocktails & Dinner: 5:00 pm $1000 Lane Sponsorship: 3 bowlers per team, legislator 4th $500 Per Individual Bowler Bowling includes a three game series. Shoes and balls provided. Trophies awarded to the following: -Best Individual Bowler -Worst Individual Bowler -Best Team -Worst Team No PAC or corporate contributions please. Conduit and individual dollars always appreciated. Send registration to: Republican Assembly Campaign Committee (RACC) PO Box 215 Madison, WI 53701 2 p.m.
· Raclaw for supervisor fundraiser
Gus’ Mexican Cantina, 733 N. Van Buren St., Madison. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served *Contributions are greatly appreciated. 4:30 p.m.
· Wasserman holiday party
3487 North Lake Drive, Milwaukee. Please join Rep. Sheldon Wasserman and his family at their home for their biennial holiday party on Tuesday, December 4th 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 3487 North Lake Drive Milwaukee. Refreshments will be served. Checks should be made payable to Friends of Sheldon Wasserman 3487 North Lake Drive Milwaukee, WI 53211. No Corporate or PAC checks please. Contact 608-260-2403 or jasonc@wisdems.org to RSVP. This event is being sponsored by the State Senate Democratic Committee 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on Corrections and Courts
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on Education
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on Homeland Security and State Preparedness
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on Small Business
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on State Affairs
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on Urban and Local Affairs
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Public Hearing Committee on Corrections and Courts
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Public Hearing Committee on Small Business
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· DATCP, Natural Resources Board joint meeting GEF 2, Room G09, Madison.
· Senate Executive Session Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Executive Session Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, and Housing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Executive Session Committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, and Housing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
   Other
· Circus World Museum Foundation Board of Directors meeting
Feld Building, Circus World Museum, 550 Water St., Baraboo. In compliance with s. 19.84, notice is hereby provided that the Circus World Museum Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, December 4, in Baraboo. The board will convene at 9 a.m. in the Feld Building at Circus World Museum, 550 Water Street. A complete meeting agenda listing all business items is attached. All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise specified. Reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided upon request for qualified individuals with disabilities. For more information contact Steve Freese at Circus World Museum, 550 Water Street, Baraboo, WI 53913. CONTACT: Steve Freese (608) 356-8341 9 a.m.
· Don Holt to announce candidacy for County Supervisor 17th District
· DVA dedicates shelter for homeless veterans Northern Wisconsin Center, Building 128, 2820 E. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls.
· Former PLO member Walid Shoebat discusses "Why I Left Jihad"
The Wisconsin Room, UW-Milwaukee Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. 7:30 p.m.
· Gov. Doyle to meet with community to discuss BadgerCare Plus
Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 Governor Jim Doyle will meet with the Milwaukee community to discuss BadgerCare Plus tomorrow, Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 4:30 p.m. at the Silver Spring Neighborhood Center in Milwaukee. BadgerCare Plus offers health coverage to every child in Wisconsin by streamlining Medicaid, BadgerCare and Healthy Start into one comprehensive program. Low income families will be able to enroll their children into BadgerCare Plus at no charge. Middle class families will be able to buy into the program for as little as $10 a month. BadgerCare Plus is part of Governor Doyle’s overall health care agenda to make health care affordable and accessible to all, improve the quality of health care in Wisconsin, and improve public health for all citizens of Wisconsin. Last week, BadgerCare Plus gained federal approval. WHERE: Silver Spring Neighborhood Center 5460 N. 64th St. Milwaukee WHEN: Tuesday, December 4, 2007 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
· Gov. Doyle, La Crosse family to urge Legislature to pass insurance coverage for autism
Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 Will also discuss importance of making Wisconsin smoke free Governor Jim Doyle will meet with Steven and Rena Cash, along with their five-year-old son Markos, who is currently on the waiting list to receive in-home therapy for his autism tomorrow, Tuesday, December 4, 2007 at 10:45 a.m. in La Crosse. Governor Doyle and the Cash family will urge the legislature to provide affordable treatment to families with autism before lawmakers adjourn for the year. Governor Doyle has long championed efforts to require insurance companies to provide coverage for autistic children. Currently, insurance companies are not required to pay for treatment related to autistic spectrum disorder – a disorder that affects 1 in 200 children in Wisconsin. Recommended levels of treatment often cost families over $50,000 annually. 18 other states have already passed similar measures. For nearly a year, Governor Doyle has called for smokefree legislation that would ban smoking in all public buildings, workplaces, restaurants and taverns. This legislation will reduce the adverse health effects of second-hand smoke for residents across the state. Half of the states in the country have enacted smokefree legislation already. WHERE: Home of Steven and Rena Cash 1814 Green Bay St. La Crosse WHEN: Tuesday, December 4, 2007 10:45 a.m. 11:45 a.m.
· MATC President Darnell Cole discusses economic development with Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. 12 p.m.
· Mayor Barrett ships city's Christmas care package to Wisconsin troops overseas
Mayor’s Office, Room 201, City Hall, Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – Mayor Barrett today will help ship a major haul of gifts and goodies to Wisconsin soldiers serving overseas. The items were donated by generous contributors during the successful City of Milwaukee 2007 Christmas Care Package Drive. All gifts are currently piled high in the front office of the Mayor’s Office, where they will be packaged and shipped to 180 Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers serving in Troop E, 105th Cavalry currently stationed in Iraq. “These soldiers will not be able to celebrate the holiday season with their loved ones, but thanks to the generous spirit of people in Milwaukee and across southeastern Wisconsin they will receive a large cache of goodies to brighten their holiday – and in time for the holidays.” Barrett added, “Milwaukee showed its generosity with an outpouring of gifts for our men and women serving overseas, and I thank everyone who took the time to support our troops with a donation this holiday season.” Contact: Phillip Walzak (414) 286-3677 10:30 a.m.
· Milwaukee Co. Exec. Walker kicks off state-wide Chanukah celebrations
Milwaukee County Courthouse, Rotunda, Milwaukee. Events begin with Public Menorah Lighting In celebration of the Jewish Holiday of Chanukah, Lubavitch of Wisconsin will host a public menorah lighting at the Milwaukee County Courthouse rotunda on Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 at 1:00 pm. An eight foot public menorah will be lit with the assistance of County Executive Scott Walker. The Hillel Academy choir accompanied by its African drum band will offer Chanukah songs and music. The ceremony, which will take place at the beginning of the “Festival of Lights,” will introduce a host of public Chanukah lighting ceremonies throughout the state over the following eight days. Some of the ensuing Chanukah celebrations will include: public lighting of the menorah in Milwaukee’s downtown, a 60 automobile with rooftop- mounted menorahs parade through downtown and the suburbs, the construction of the nation’s largest “can-o-rah,” a menorah built from 1000 cans of food (to be donated to the Hunger Task Force) at the Bayshore Towne Center Rotunda, the placement of 45 eight foot tall menorahs throughout the state (including the State Capitol Rotunda, General Mitchell International Airport, and the Midwest Airlines Center), and a public menorah lighting at Kenosha’s Civic Center. Milwaukee’s menorahs join a national and worldwide tradition of public Chanukah menorah displays and candle lighting ceremonies. They have become commonplace from Lafayette Park across from the White House to the grand menorah in front of the Kremlin, and from Independence Hall in Philadelphia to Berlin, Paris, and Vienna. In launching the Chanukah celebrations, Rabbi Israel Shmotkin, Director of Lubavitch of Wisconsin, stated, “The eternal message of the menorah lights has attained particular significance in light of the current world events, where the forces of oppression and darkness are ever-present. The Chanukah light is the eternal message of a little light pushing away an empire of darkness, and life and growth overcoming destruction. Especially in America, a nation that was founded upon and vigorously protects the right of every person to practice his or her religion free from restraint and persecution, the menorah takes on profound significance, embodying both religious and constitutional principles. They are also symbols of our community’s dedication to preserve the right and liberty of all its citizens to worship G-d freely, openly, and with pride.” Chanukah is a Jewish holiday which is celebrated for eight days. Chanukah dates back to ancient times when a small group of dedicated Jews, the Maccabees, rebelled against foreign rule and were successful. However, the Temple in Jerusalem was defiled in the process and had to be rededicated. But when the time came to light the temple’s Menorah, there was only one can of olive oil, enough to last for just one day. Oil making was a process that took eight days and miraculously, the oil lasted for eight days and nights. The Hanukkah holiday is celebrated in honor of that miracle as eight candles are lit over the course of the eight day holiday. It is customary to give “Chanukah gelt” (money) to children, play dreidel (a top game), and eat fried food (in honor of the oil of the Menorah). This year, Chanukah will begin on December 4th and conclude on the 12th. Lubavitch of Wisconsin (LOW) is part of the largest network of Jewish educational institutes in the world. LOW offers an array of programs serving every age group from children to young people, as well as a host of continuing education programs for adults. For further information, program details, or directions, call (414) 961-6100 x 301 or visit www.chabadwi.org. Contact: Rabbi Shmaya Shmotkin (414) 228-8000 shmaya@chabadwi.org 1 p.m.
· Walker, Rabbi Shmotkin light courthouse menorah
· Wiscape Brownbag: '2009 reaccreditation - a great public university'
405 Education Building, Bascom Mall, Madison. DETAILS: This program features Provost Patrick Farrell and Nancy E. Mathews, professor and director of the UW-Madison Reaccreditation Project. Learn about six strategic themes of this project and the planned vision to carry the university through the next ten years. RELATED LINK: http://wiscape.wisc.edu/calendar/details.asp?id=532 12:30 p.m.
· WisPolitics presents ElectionYear '08: The Pollsters' View
The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.Join WisPolitics.com for a special evening with two top national pollsters who have extensive Wisconsin experience. Democratic pollster Paul Maslin and Republican pollster Gene Ulm will talk with WisPolitics President Jeff Mayers about national and state politics in the coming presidential election year. When: December 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cocktails and snacks, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Program, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (followed by the WisPolitics Holiday Party). Tickets: Available at $35 each, or save on multiple tickets by buying a table for $300. Orders processed by November 26th get an additional discount to $30 per ticket, $290 per table. Sponsored by: For more information on tickets and sponsorships, contact Jim Greer at 608-237-6296 and greer@wispolitics.com PANELIST BIOS Paul Maslin, who last year polled for the Steve Kagen in the 8th CD, the Greater Wisconsin Committee and Fair Wisconsin, has been one of the leading observers of public opinion in the country for more than two decades. Maslin, who lives in Madison, has worked for numerous presidential candidates, from Jimmy Carter to Howard Dean, and currently for New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. He has also represented dozens of U.S. senators (including Herb Kohl), governors such as former California Gov. Gray Davis, and big city mayors such as Tom Barrett in Milwaukee.Gene Ulm, a longtime pollster for Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and the Wisconsin Realtors Association and pollster for Mark Green's gubernatorial run last year, is one of the Republican Party's leading political strategists and pollsters. He has extensive experience polling on behalf of successful U.S. Senate, gubernatorial, congressional and state legislative campaigns, including those in Wisconsin, since 1990. Gene's clients range from La. Sen. David Vitter, who made history by becoming the first GOP U.S. senator from Louisiana all while avoiding a run-off, to Gov. Jim Douglas of Vermont, who held his opponent to fewer votes than George W. Bush in one of Kerry's best states. Gene has also polled on behalf of winning campaigns in New Zealand, Australia and Russia. 5:30 p.m.

December 5
   Fundraisers
· Brett Davis fundraiser
At the Home of Fred and Mary Mohs, 512 Wisconsin Ave., Madison. Suggested Contribution: $35/person or $60/Couple Please make checks payable to Brett Davis for State Assembly, and forward to 1420 Ravenoaks Trail Oregon, WI 53575 Any questions or concerns please contact Samantha Schmitt (608)220-2080 or linkadvising@wi.rr.com Please no Corporate or PAC checks. Conduit and personal checks only. 5:30 p.m.
· Majority GOP Conduit
Milwaukee Club, 706 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee. Special Guests: Senator Alberta Darling, Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch, Assembly Majority Leader Jeff Fitzgerald, and Senate Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald. Please make checks payable to: Majority GOP Conduit For questions or to RSVP, please contact Judi Rhodes at RPW at 608.257.8035 or at jrhodes@wisgop.org. 5:30 p.m.
· Reception for Sen. Julie Lassa
Clark Place, 1009 Clark St., Stevens Point. No PAC or corporate donations please RSVPs or donations can be sent to: Friends of Julie Lassa, PO Box 483 Plover, WI 54467 Sponsored by State Senate Democratic Committee 5 p.m.
· Scott Walker Holiday Event
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 Scott Walker Holiday Event Bacchus 920 E. Wells St. Milwaukee, WI 5:00pm-7:00pm Minimum suggested contribution - $100 Individual, conduit or PAC gratefully accepted. No corporate checks please. Please RSVP to Mary Hegi at 608.310.8119 or email mhegi@gatewayventure.com 5 p.m.
· SSDC fundraiser for Sen. Hansen
Local Tavern, 102 King St., Madison. The State Senate Democratic Committee will host a Madison fundraiser in support of the campaign of State Senator Dave Hansen with special guest Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker. Hors D'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Suggested contribution: $100. Sponsorships: $1000 host, $500 sponsor, $250 supporter, $100 friend. Sorry no PAC or corporate contributions. Contact 608-260-2403 or jasonc@wisdems.org to RSVP. Please send checks to Friends of Dave Hansen 920 Coppens Road Green Bay, WI 54303. 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on Criminal Justice
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on Jobs and The Economy
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on Public Health
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Public Hearing Committee on Criminal Justice
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Public Hearing Committee on Jobs and The Economy
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Public Hearing Committee on Public Health
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Joint Public Hearing Committee for Review of Administrative Rules
415 Northwest,State Capitol.
· Natural Resources Board meeting
· PSC meeting
· Senate Executive Session Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Executive Session Committee on Health, Human Services, Insurance, and Job Creation
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Executive Session Committee on Senate Organization
Senate Parlor,State Capitol.
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Health, Human Services, Insurance, and Job Creation
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Public Health, Senior Issues, Long Term Care and Privacy
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Tax Fairness and Family Prosperity
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Wisconsin Public Utility Institute
Wisconsin Public Utility Institute Seminar & the Wisconsin Association of Energy Engineers When is One Percent Huge? Squeezing More Financial and Mechanical Power From Motors Wednesday, December 5th, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 702 Langdon St. Located on the Lake and the corner of Lake and Langdon--half block up from Memorial Union Registration To Register Please Visit: Registration Link Registration fee includes lunch and event materials-please pay at the door. WPUI and WAEE Members: $12 Govt /Non Profit: $12 Non-Members: $18 WPUI Information For more information, please contact: Cara Lee Mahany Braithwait, Director of the Wisconsin Public Utility Institute 905 Engineering Research BuildingMadison, Wisconsin 53706608-890-1815 samb@engr.wisc.edu How to Find Us Pyle Center Lake Street Ramp "Even a one percentage point gain in efficiency results in big energy savings. When you consider that motor-driven equipment accounts for some 70 percent of our country's industrial electricity consumption, these motors (copper roters) are good for the environment as well as the bottom line." Dr. John Cowie, CDA project manager Featured Speakers Include: Richard deFay, Copper Association Susanna Hanson, Trane Dr. Tom Jahns, UW Madison Megan Sharrow, UW Madison Graduate Student Ben Sykora, UW Madison Graduate Student Draft AGenda Energy Efficient Motors and the Role of the Copper Rotor Motor Richard E. deFay, Copper Development Association, Inc. New copper technologies show a bright future in motor energy efficiency. The role of motors and motor efficiency play a large factor in reducing electric consumption. This presentation will cover: How copper rotors are revolutionizing the motor market The cutting edge in motor efficiency and what is on the horizon The experience of the presenter in conducting more than 60 on-site motor audits in New York State will be discussed along with the implications of corrective action and the commensurate cost savings available. Case studies will be presented that demonstrate the significant savings available. The presentation will also include the implications of the new copper rotor motor, pending world trends to improve motor efficiency and what is on the horizon. Beyond ASHRAE 90.1-2004 Strategies/Systems for Using 30% Less Susanna Hanson, Senior Applications Engineer for Trane Dissatisfied with just doing the bare minimum, a growing number of building owners and jurisdictions (states, cities, organizations) are looking for ways to make buildings use less energy. While the recent explosive buzz from new "green" guidelines and rating programs has elevated the level of conscious effort, it has also created a lot of confusion. What have we learned from all this renewed focus on environmental stewardship? Has the process of seeking "green" recognition gotten in the way of the very real economic payoff? Distill some of the good ideas from these "above-code" programs that have a tendency to get buried in the scorecards, with specific focus on the mechanical systems. The Expanding Role of Permanent Magnet Machines in the Global Marketplace Thomas M. Jahns, Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison Permanent magnet synchronous machines and their associated drives have experienced rapid increases in both their technological state-of-the-art and market penetration during recent years. This presentation will review several of the major factors that have contributed to this progress, including key advances in the development of permanent magnet (PM) materials, PM synchronous machine (PMSM) configurations, and their associated adjustable-speed drives. Special attention will be devoted to reviewing the significant progress that has been achieved in developing PM machines and drives for electric traction applications. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the key challenges and trends that are likely to significantly influence the future development and market success of new generations of PM synchronous machines and drives. Integrating Adjustable-Speed Drive Capabilities into Tomorrow's Electric Motors Ben Sykora, Graduate Student, ECE Department, UW-Madison The Integrated Modular Motor Drive (IMMD) concept provides a promising approach to the integration of motor drive electronics into a motor housing by modularizing both the machine stator and the power converter. The basic module of the IMMD consists of a stator pole-piece wound with a concentrated coil and fitted with a dedicated power converter unit. This presentation introduces the IMMD concept and reviews several of the technical challenges associated with its development. The current state of prototype IMMD development will be described including a summary of future concept demonstration plans and application opportunities. The Hybrid AC System Day Gas/Night Electric Megan Sharrow, UW Madison Engineering Graduate Student Megan Sharrow, WPUI's research assistant will report on a project she is working on with Lamonte Wilder of the Masters Academy to evaluate the net energy impact of using a day-time gas, night-time electric air conditioning system. 11 a.m.
· Wisconsin Technology Network Innovation Master Class
Holiday Inn, Delafield. See more: http://www.innovationmasterclass.com/
   Other
· Birthday -- Rep. Brett Davis
· Pharmacy Examining Board
Room 121A, 1400 E. Washington Ave., Madison. 9:30 a.m.
· Plumbing Advisory Code Advisory Council meeting
Conference room 3B, Tommy G. Thompson Commerce Center, 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison. 9 a.m.
· Walker welcomes Skybus to Milwaukee
· Wisconsin Electronic Recording Council
Events Room – First Floor, 2135 Rimrock Road, Madison. Agenda 1. Call to Order 2. Recognition of public attendees 3. Approval of minutes from November 7, 2007 4. Presentation from Lisa Nelson of Associated Bank regarding electronic fund transfers with discussion following 5. Presentation from Bush Nielsen regarding concerns of the title industry with discussion following 6. Report on any public comments regarding the draft of Chapter Adm 13 Electronic Signatures for public comment. 7. Report on the court hearing on filing documents electronically with the court 8. Report of any feedback regarding the ERC website – www.ercwis.wi.gov 9. Discussion of the draft rules as published on the ERC website 10. Discussion and possible approval of the Trusted Submitter Application and Agreement 11. Agenda items of WERC conference call meeting January 9, 2007 12. Adjourn 10 a.m.

December 6
   Fundraisers
· Darling for State Senate fundraiser
Delafield Hotel, 415 Genesee St., Delafield. Hosts: $250 and $100 Guests: $50 No PAC Accepted For more information please contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 5:30 p.m.
· Event for the Assembly Democrats’ Road to Majority 2008
Hawk ‘Hawk’ Dove, 329 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC. Join the Wisconsin Assembly Democrats at an event in support of the Assembly Democrats’ Road to Majority 2008 http://www.hawkanddoveonline.com/ Host: $2500.00 Sponsor: $1000.00 Cannot accept corporate contributions Individual and conduit only Sorry, no state PAC To RSVP or get more information Contact Jennifer at 608.258.9225 or jenniferb@wisdems.org 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Executive Session Committee on Education
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Executive Session Committee on Health, Human Services, Insurance, and Job Creation
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Executive Session Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology and Financial Institutions
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Education
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· UW Board of Regents
1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Business Events
· "Building a Business around Green Technology" presentation by Virent CEO Apfelbach
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison. See more details here: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=111696 5 p.m.
· Wisconsin Technology Network Innovation Master Class
Holiday Inn, Delafield. See more: http://www.innovationmasterclass.com/
   Other
· Amusement Ride Code Council
Third Floor Conference Room 3B, Commerce Center, 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison. 10 a.m.
· DOA Division of Gaming hearing
Conference room, Division of Gaming, Suite 201, 2005 W. Beltline Heghway, Madison. 11 a.m.
· First Lady Doyle welcomes community to first day of holiday tours at the Executive Residence
Executive Residence, 99 Cambridge Road, Madison. Winner of Madison Symphony Orchestra's 2007 Fall Youth Concerto Competition to Perform First Lady Jessica Doyle will welcome the community to the Wisconsin Executive Residence on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. for the first day of holiday tours. This year, the holiday tours will be kicked off with a performance by 12-year-old pianist Ariela Danielle Bohrod, a student at O’Keeffe Middle School in Madison and the winner of the Madison Symphony Orchestra's 2007 Fall Youth Concerto Competition. Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 12 p.m.
· Judicial campaign integrity press conference
Senate Parlor, State Capitol. State Bar of Wisconsin President Tom Basting will announce a major new initiative seeking to protect fair and impartial courts in Wisconsin by monitoring the 2008 state Supreme Court election campaign and educating the public about the unique role of judges in our democracy. Mr. Basting will introduce members of the Wisconsin Judicial Campaign Integrity Committee, a bi-partisan panel composed of respected Wisconsin citizens who share a commitment to uphold Wisconsin’s standards of judicial integrity, independence and excellence. For More Information, Contact: Thomas Solberg State Bar of Wisconsin (608) 250-6025 10 a.m.
· Martin Feldstein examines economy at Bradley Lecture
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE—Martin Feldstein, president and CEO of the National Bureau of Economic Research and the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will speak at the Bradley Distinguished Lecture Series from noon-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave. He discusses “The U.S. and Global Economy: Looking Ahead.”** Feldstein served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and President Reagan’s chief economic adviser from 1982-84. In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed him to be a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. Identified by “Business Week” and “Fortune” as one of the nation’s leading economic minds, Feldstein has helped shape the economic policies of the Bush administration. The Bradley Distinguished Lecture Series is co-sponsored by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business. For information, contact the UWM Lubar School of Business at 414-229-6297 or register at www.bradleyseries.uwm.edu. The $40 registration fee includes lunch. 12 p.m.
· Milwaukee Firefighter recruit class of August 2007 ready for its "final burn"
CONTACT: LT. Lawrence D. Jenkins Public Information Officer 414-286-5294 WHAT: Recruit class will perform fire suppression duties at a vacant Milwaukee dwelling in a controlled environment. WHEN: Thursday, December 6 and Friday, December 7, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm WHERE: 2800 block of North 12th Street. WHO: 22 fire recruits who have undergone 17 weeks of rigorous training DETAILS: The fire recruit class is 18 weeks of demanding training using fire suppression techniques, coupled with classes that certify each recruit as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). A vacant dwelling will be used to set up different scenarios that the recruits may face once they are assigned to fire companies. This will be a controlled fire burn that is monitored by several safety officers. The exercise will give the recruits a sense of responding to an actual event. 9 a.m.
· State Superintendent Burmaster presents Prevention Partner Recognition Awards Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells.
· World beyond our borders: Jeremi Suri
Borders Books and Music West, 3750 University Ave., Madison. DETAILS: Jeremi Suri, UW-Madison professor of history and author of "Henry Kissinger and the American Century," presents his interpretive study of one of the most influential and polarizing figures of the 20th century. Sponsored by the Division of International Studies, the International Institute and Borders Books. RELATED LINK: http://www.international.wisc.edu/ CONTACT: (608) 262-2851, mvaneyck2@international.wisc.edu 7 p.m.

December 7
   State Government
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· UW Board of Regents
1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Other
· DHFS public hearing
Northeastern Regional Office, Room 152A, 200 N. Jefferson St, Green Bay. Hearing on a proposed order repealing and re-creating a section of state code dealing with community-based residential facilities, including focusing on resident outcomes, quality of life and quality of care. 8:30 a.m.
· DVA Pearl Harbor Day ceremony Boland Hall, Wisconsin Veterans Home, Union Grove.
· Executive Residence public holiday tours
99 Cambridge Road, Maple Bluff. 12 p.m.
· Milwaukee Co. Exec. Walker hosts Christmas tree lighting at courthouse
· Supreme Court Lawyer Regulation System Special Preliminary Review Committee
Supreme Court Garden Level Conference Room, 110 E. Main St., Madison. 10:30 a.m.

December 8
   Fundraisers
· Tribute to Republican National Committeeman Steve King
Janesville Country Club, 2516 W. Memorial Drive, Janesville. Special Guest Congressman Paul Ryan $100.00 Per Person RSVP or questions to Mary Stitt@ 262.268.6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com Checks are made payable to: Republican Party of Wisconsin 5 p.m.
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Dave Obey discusses memoir
Contact: Chris Caldwell, Publicity Manager, 608-263-0734, publicity@uwpress.wisc.edu Congressman David R. Obey discusses and signs his new memoir at these two Northern Wisconsin events: 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Sleeping Bear Coffee Shop, W170, HWY 70, Stone Lake. For more information, please email: sleepingbearcoffee@yahoo.com 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. UW-Barron County, Atrium, University Commons, 1800 College Drive, Rice Lake. for more information, please call (715) 234-8176 (Book sales will begin at 12:30 PM, provided by THYME WORN TREASURES, Rice Lake, WI) 10:45 a.m.

December 10
   Fundraisers
· ADCC reception in support of freshman Assembly Democrats
Top of the Park at the Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. The Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee is hosting a Madison fundraising reception in support of the Freshmen Assembly Democrats: Phil Garthwaite, Steve Hilgenberg, Gordon Hintz, Kim Hixson, Ann Hraychuck, Andy Jorgensen, Cory Mason, Jeff Smith and Jim Soletski Please Join The Assembly Democratic Freshmen along with Other Invited Guests: Governor Jim Doyle, Assembly Democratic Leader Jim Kreuser, Assembly Democratic Assistant Leader Jon Richards, Joint Finance Committee Members Mark Pocan and Pedro Colòn Sponsorships: $2000.00 Host, $1000.00 Sponsor, $500.00 Supporter, $250.00 Friend Suggested Minimum Contribution: $100.00 Sorry no PAC or corporate contributions Contact Jen to RSVP or with any questions at 608.258.9225 or via e-mail at jenniferb@wisdems.org Please make checks payable to: Phil Garthwaite: Garthwaite for Assembly PO Box 178 Platteville, WI 53818 Steve Hilgenberg: Steve Hilgenberg for Assembly 4645 County Hwy Z Dodgeville, WI 53533 Gordon Hintz: Hintz for Assembly PO Box 1424 Oshkosh, WI 54903 Kim Hixson: Re-Elect Dr. Kim Hixson 327 S. Woodland Dr. Whitewater, WI 53190 Ann Hraychuck: Ann for Assembly PO Box 125 Balsam Lake, WI 54810 Andy Jorgensen: Friends of Andy Jorgensen 1424 Endl Boulevard Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 Cory Mason: Friends of Mason 4403 Happy Hollow Lane Racine, WI 53403 Jeff Smith: Jeff Smith for Assembly PO Box 8186 Eau Claire, WI 54702 Jim Soletski: Citizens for Soletski 496 Menlo Park Rd. Green Bay, WI 54302 6 p.m.
· La Crosse County/College Dems holiday party
LCDP/College Dems Holiday Party Other Upcoming Events LCDP General Party Meeting Monday, January 21st, 2008Time and location to be announced depending on Martin Luther King Jr. event laxdems.com Progressives State of the Union Friday, February 1st, 20085:00 to 10:00 P.M.Concordia Ballroom1129 La Crosse St.La Crosse laxdems.com LCDP General Party Meeting Monday, February 18th, 20087:00 to 9:00 P.M.Ho Chunk Nation 3 Rivers House724 Main St.La CrosseTopic: Single Payer Healthcare Greetings! Please join the LCDP and College Dems to eat pizza and celebrate the Holidays on Monday, December 10th, from 5:00 to ??? at Big Al's Pizzeria, 115 3rd St. S. in La Crosse. LCDP/College Dems Holiday Party DATE: Monday, December 10th TIME: 5:00 PM. to ?? LOCATION: Big Al's Pizzeria, 115 3rd St. S., La Crosse Sincerely, La Crosse County Democratic Party email: laxdems@yahoo.com web: http://www.laxdems.com 5 p.m.
· Sen. Scott Fitzgerald and Rep. Jeff Fitzgerald Irish Christmas cocktail reception
Erin’s Snug Irish Pub, 4601 American Parkway, Madison. Host Options: Shamrock Host Level: $250 per couple (includes lapel pin) Pot O’Gold Host Level: $100 per couple Sorry we cannot accept PAC or corporate contributions. Please make checks payable to: Scott Fitzgerald for Senate and/or Jeff Fitzgerald for Assembly PO Box 2741 Madison, WI 53701 For questions or to RSVP, please contact Judi Rhodes at 608-345-3780 or at jrhodes@wisgop.org 5 p.m.
· Sen. Wirch fundraiser
The State Senate Democratic Committee will host a Madison fundraising reception in support of the campaign of State Senator Bob Wirch. Other invited guest is Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker. Monday December 10, 5-7pm at Madison's Dining and Diversions, 119 King Street, Madison WI. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Suggested minimum contribution: $100. Sponsorships: $1000 host, $500 sponsor, $250 supporter, $100 friend. Sorry no PAC or corporate contributions. Contact 608-260-2403 or jasonc@wisdems.org to RSVP. Make checks payable to Friends of Robert Wirch 3007 Springbrook Rd Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158. 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Government Accountability Board
Legislative Council Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison. 9 a.m.
· State Supreme Court open administrative conference
Hearing set on proposal to define "practice of law" Madison, Wis. -- On Monday, Dec. 10, the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hold an open administrative conference and rules hearing on a proposed rule to define the practice of law in Wisconsin. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. in the Supreme Court hearing room (231 East) in the State Capitol. Supreme Court Rule 23 also would create a system to administer the rule, subject to supervision and control by the Court. The rules petition was drafted by the State Bar Board of Governors and filed by State Bar President Tom Basting on June 19, 2007. The proposed rule petition (07-09) and related attachments can be found here: wicourts.gov/supreme/petitions_audio.htm According to the petition: The Supreme Court has a comprehensive set of rules that regulate persons who wish to engage in the practice of law. However, there is no Court rule that defines the kinds of activities that constitute the practice of law. Likewise, the Wisconsin Legislature, by Section 757.30 of the statutes has adopted a criminal statute that provides sanctions for practicing law without being duly licensed by the Court, but the statute does not contain a clear definition of what constitutes the practice of law. The proposed rule includes examples of how other states have defined the practice of law, including Washington and Colorado. SUPREME COURT AGENDA OPEN ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE & RULES HEARING Monday, December 10, 2007 9:45 a.m. Supreme Court Hearing Room I. Hearing on Rules Petition 07-09: In the Matter of the Definition of the Practice of Law and the Administration of a Rule Defining the Practice of Law (filed by State Bar Board of Governors) II. Hearing on Rules Petition 07-10: In the Matter of the Revision of Supreme Court Rule 10.04 Concerning the Officers of the State Bar of Wisconsin (filed by State Bar of Wisconsin) III. Hearing on Rules Petition 07-13: In the Matter of a Petition to Review an Amendment to Article II of the State Bar Bylaws (filed by Attorney Steven Levine) IV. Discussion and decisions on 07-09, 07-10 & 07-13 V. Decision on 07-08 relating to CLE “comity.” Response re “pure comity” due December 7, 2007 (if response not received, this matter will not be addressed on December 10, 2007). VI. Should the Court appoint a committee to examine the Wisconsin Code of Judicial Conduct in light of the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct? (Request submitted to Clerk of Supreme Court David Schanker to get materials. Will not be addressed on December 10, 2007.) 9:45 a.m.
   Other
· Dept. of Health and Family Services public hearing
Northcentral Technical College, Main Building, Room E101-E102, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau. Hearing on proposed rules governing child care, including shaken baby syndrome and tracking children being transported in a vehicle owned or leased by a child care provider. 4 p.m.
· Dept. of Revenue public hearing
State Revenue Building, Events Room, 2135 Rimrock Road, Madison. Hearing on a proposed rule prescribing the method to be used for apportioning the apportionable income of interstate professional sports clubs. The phase-in of the single sales factor apportionment formula will apply to professional sports clubs. 9 a.m.
· First Lady Doyle speaks with Covenant students
· Gov. Doyle meets with Central Wisconsin farmers
· Gov. Doyle meets with Western Wisconsin farmers
Eau Galle Cheese Factory, N6765 State Highway 25, Durand. Governor Jim Doyle will discuss his new plan to launch the next generation of Wisconsin’s dairy and agriculture at a roundtable discussion with farmers and other members of the agricultural community on Monday, December 10, 2007 at 9:45 a.m. in Durand. Wisconsin dairy and agriculture producers are already producing and exporting at a record pace, with the help of state support. Governor Doyle will discuss his new initiatives to help Wisconsin farmers and producers become more efficient and innovative, enter growing markets, and seize green opportunity in the new economy. Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 9:45 a.m.
· Governor's Task Force on Global Warming
Horicon River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison. Work Group Co-Chair Conference Call. 11 a.m.
· International Human Rights Day press conference
City Hall Rotunda, Milwaukee. Non-Profits and Community Organizations Come Together for Rally and Press Conference on International Human Rights Day On Dec 10th at 3:00pm at City Hall area non-profits, unions, elected officials and community members will host a press conference and rally inside the City Hall Rotunda to mark International Human Rights Day. Speakers and organizations will emphasize the importance of maintaining and advancing human rights. (Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Senator Lena Taylor, Pastor Tim Berlew a representative from the Mayor’s Office and Rose Daitsman) will address the crowd about advancing human rights here and across the globe. The rally/press conference will spotlight the work that area non-profit organizations, unions and civic organizations are doing to advance human rights in the Milwaukee community and abroad. “International Human Rights Day gives us a unique opportunity to stress the importance that area organizations are doing to advance human rights in their communities, their state, their country and their world,” says Jon Royal an organizer with the Faith Community for Worker Justice. Organizations in attendance of the rally so far include: -9to5 -WISCOSH -Citizen Action -Greater Milwaukee Human Rights Commission -Good Jobs Livable Neighborhoods -Running Rebels Community Organization -Milwaukee Network for Social Change -Lutheran Human Relations -Milw. County Labor Council AFL-CIO -United Steelworkers -Faith Community for Worker Justice -Students for a Democratic Society -Democracy Matters UWM -Wis Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba -Peace Action -Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters UWM -WISPIRG -United Food and Commercial Workers 1473 -AFT Local 212 - IAM Local 66 -Unite Here Local 122 -WFNHP 5001 The press conference/rally will also release the Greater Milwaukee Human Rights Coalition’s Shadow Report on the Status of Racial Discrimination in Milwaukee. The Report focuses on issues of housing, employment and criminal justice and will be presented to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) of the United Nations by the US Human Rights Network on behalf of the Greater Milwaukee Human Rights Coalition. The Milwaukee Dec 10 event at City Hall is happening in conjunction with a global organizing forum in Washington D.C. The forum will bring together hundreds of global leaders in an unprecedented gathering to help people build power and advance human rights for all. Contact: Mike Balistriere- Milwaukee County Labor Council, AFL-CIO 414-771-9829 3 p.m.
· Mayor Barrett recognizes generosity of public works workers who helped ship city's Christmas care package to troops overseas
Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Room 201, Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – Mayor Barrett today will honor two workers from the Department of Public Works who each donated $488 out of their own pockets to ensure the City of Milwaukee’s Christmas Care Package reached Wisconsin soldiers serving in Iraq in time for the holidays. Last week, the City of Milwaukee concluded its 2007 Christmas Care Package Drive. The campaign collected more than 1,500 pounds of gifts and goodies for 180 Wisconsin Army National Guard soldiers serving in Troop E, 105th Cavalry currently stationed in Iraq. The Christmas Care Package Drive also raised more than $1,000 to ship the goods overseas. But when the 88 boxes of gifts were taken to be sent to Iraq, it was soon learned the cost to ship was $976 more than what had been raised. That’s when DPW employees Rich Pollack and Paul Rembalski stepped up and each donated $488 to cover the costs and guarantee the care package would reach Wisconsin soldiers in time for the holidays. Today, Mayor Barrett will honor their selfless generosity. WHAT: Mayor Barrett Recognizes DPW Workers Who Helped Ship City of Milwaukee’s Christmas Care Package to Wisconsin Troops Overseas. Contact: Phillip Walzak (414) 286-3677 11:30 a.m.
· Records Resource Management Subcommittee
DOA Building, Yahara Conference Room, 101 E. Wilson St., Madison. 9:30 a.m.

December 11
   Fundraisers
· Larson campaign kick-off and fundraiser
Jersey's, 4024 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. Larson Campaign: Christopher Larson will be holding the campaign kick-off and fundraiser for Milwaukee County Supervisor, District 14 on Tuesday, December 11th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. The event will be at Jersey's, 4024 S Howell Ave, and will feature refreshments and music by Eddie Hamilton. The event is open to supporters and press. $20 suggested donation. "I will run a positive campaign and look forward to serving the 14th district upon election on April 1st 2008," Larson stated. "I will work to preserve, protect, and promote parks, transit, and public safety." Christopher Larson, a life-long Milwaukee resident and local business manager, is running for this important seat to bring new energy, a new voice, and new ideas to the County Board. The 14th District deserves someone who will devote himself full-time to preserving the legacy and heritage of our park system. The grassroots campaign will be centered on a door-to-door conversation with the voter. "The residents of Milwaukee's south side value the quality of life services that Milwaukee provides to all its citizens. I will work on their behalf to protect those services from being dismantled." The 14th district is on Milwaukee's south side and includes General Mitchell International Airport, Wilson Park, and Humboldt Park. To RSVP and for more info, please contact: campaign@votelarson08.com or call (414) 467-9155 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on Public Health
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on Rural Affairs
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on Ways and Means
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly session
Assembly chambers, 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 61 Relating to: Midwest Airlines. By Representative Sinicki; cosponsored by Senator Plale. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Joint Resolution 68 Relating to: the life and military service of Corporal Keith A. Nurnberg of the United States Army, who lost his life during Operation Iraqi Freedom. By Representative Lothian; cosponsored by Senator Kedzie. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Joint Resolution 73 Relating to: the life and service of United States Army Specialist Eric D. Clark, who lost his life during Operation Iraqi Freedom. By Representative Steinbrink; cosponsored by Senator Wirch. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Joint Resolution 77 Relating to: the life and public service of Richard B. Nowakowski. By Representatives Kessler and Zepnick. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Joint Resolution 78 Relating to: commending the Aquinas High School's football team and Head Coach Dan Coughlin. By Representatives Shilling and Huebsch; cosponsored by Senator Kapanke. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Joint Resolution 79 Relating to: commending the West Salem High School football team. By Representative Huebsch; cosponsored by Senator Kapanke. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Joint Resolution 80 Relating to: the life and military service of Corporal Rachael L. Hugo. By Representative Travis; cosponsored by Senator Erpenbach. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Senate Joint Resolution 53 Relating to: the 75th Anniversary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. By Senators Kapanke, Lassa, Cowles, A. Lasee, Kedzie, Roessler, Lehman, Breske, Coggs, Grothman and Sullivan; cosponsored by Representatives Musser, Sheridan, Fields, Boyle, Kerkman, Roth, Gronemus, LeMahieu, Pocan, Turner, Jorgensen, Albers, Seidel, Petersen, Owens, Hahn, Hintz, Nerison, A. Ott, Hebl, A. Williams, Bies, Grigsby, Sinicki, Ballweg, F. Lasee and Petrowski. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Senate Joint Resolution 56 Relating to: honoring members of the University of Michigan Health System Hospital survival flight team. By Senators Cowles, Erpenbach, Roessler, Kreitlow, Olsen, Miller, Lehman, A. Lasee and Darling; cosponsored by Representatives Jeskewitz, Kerkman, Sheridan, Steinbrink, Gunderson, Sinicki, Gronemus, Berceau, Hahn, M. Williams, Fields, Ballweg, Pope-Roberts, Mursau and Townsend. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Senate Joint Resolution 64 Relating to: the life and public service of Ronald G. Parys. By Senators Breske, Plale, Erpenbach, Ellis, Miller, Risser, Lassa, Cowles, Lehman, Schultz, Sullivan, Coggs, A. Lasee, Breske, Carpenter, Darling, Decker, S. Fitzgerald, Grothman, Hansen, Harsdorf, Jauch, Kanavas, Kapanke, Kedzie, Kreitlow, Lazich, Leibham, Olsen, Robson, Roessler, Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Jeskewitz, Gronemus, Boyle, Turner, Berceau, Hahn, Musser, A. Williams, Petrowski, Gunderson, Schneider, Sheridan and Bies. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Senate Joint Resolution 66 Relating to: the life and public service of Lloyd H. Kincaid. By Senators Breske, Breske, Sullivan, Darling, Lassa, Coggs, Plale, Harsdorf, Miller, Lehman, Roessler, Decker, Ellis, Carpenter, Cowles, Erpenbach, S. Fitzgerald, Grothman, Hansen, Jauch, Kanavas, Kapanke, Kedzie, Kreitlow, A. Lasee, Lazich, Leibham, Olsen, Risser, Robson, Schultz, Taylor, Vinehout and Wirch; cosponsored by Representatives Mursau, Musser, Schneider, Sherman, Montgomery, Jeskewitz, Gronemus, Kerkman, Ziegelbauer, Hubler, Boyle, Hahn, Friske, Albers and Bies. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Joint Resolution 5 Relating to: renaming the decorated tree on display in the Capitol rotunda during the Christmas holiday season as the Wisconsin State Christmas Tree. By Representative Schneider; cosponsored by Senator Olsen. Report adoption recommended by committee on State Affairs, Ayes 8, Noes 1. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. 9. 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 Joint Resolution 34 Relating to: the creation of state funds and accounts and prohibiting the state from changing the purpose of any state fund or program revenue appropriation account (first consideration). By Representatives Hines, Albers, Ballweg, Bies, Gunderson, Hahn, Jeskewitz, Kerkman, F. Lasee, Mursau, Musser, Suder, Townsend, Van Roy, Vukmir and Gottlieb; cosponsored by Senators Breske, Harsdorf, Darling, Kapanke, Olsen, Plale, Roessler, Schultz and Wirch. Report adoption recommended by committee on Ways and Means, Ayes 9, Noes 4. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 209 Relating to: crimes against children and providing penalties. By Joint Legislative Council. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 8, Noes 0, Assembly Amendment 2 adoption, Ayes 8, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Criminal Justice, Ayes 8, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 334 Relating to: designating feral pigs as harmful wild animals. By Representatives Nerison, Gunderson, Boyle, Molepske, Mursau, A. Ott, Garthwaite, Gronemus, Petrowski, Tauchen, Albers, Hahn, Hines, Montgomery and Owens; cosponsored by Senators Vinehout, Kapanke, Lassa, Olsen and Schultz. Report Assembly Amendment 2 adoption, Ayes 9, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Rural Affairs, Ayes 9, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 335 Relating to: preliminary hearings for allegations of sexual exploitation by a therapist. By Representatives Gundrum, Hraychuck, Kestell, Berceau, Ballweg, A. Ott, Bies, Petrowski, Gunderson, Hahn, Albers, Mursau, Townsend, Friske and Nygren; cosponsored by Senators Darling, Kedzie and Roessler. Report passage recommended by committee on Judiciary and Ethics, Ayes 10, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 337 Relating to: battery or threat to witnesses and providing a penalty. By Representatives Gundrum, Musser, Wood, Travis, Jeskewitz, J. Ott, Kaufert, A. Ott, Bies, Petrowski, Gunderson, Nass, Hahn, Mursau, Townsend and Roth; cosponsored by Senators Darling and Roessler. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 10, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary and Ethics, Ayes 10, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 340 Relating to: retail theft, proof of ownership for certain sales, and providing penalties. By Representatives Kleefisch, Kestell, Owens, Albers, Bies, Gronemus, Hahn, Jeskewitz, Jorgensen, Kaufert, Kerkman, LeMahieu, Lothian, Nygren, A. Ott, J. Ott, Van Roy, Vos and Ziegelbauer; cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Leibham, Risser and Roessler. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 11, Noes 0, Assembly Amendment 2 adoption, Ayes 11, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Criminal Justice, Ayes 11, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 358 Relating to: exempting residential lifts from the statutes regulating the installation and operation of elevators and similar conveyances, rules implementing the statutes regulating the installation and operation of elevators and similar conveyances, and delaying the effective date for statutes regulating the installation and operation of elevators and similar conveyances. (FE) By Representatives Kleefisch, Nass, Albers, Davis, Gunderson, Hahn, Kerkman, LeMahieu, Lothian, Nerison, Suder, Townsend and Turner; cosponsored by Senators Plale, Grothman, Ellis, Kapanke, Kedzie, Olsen and Leibham. Report Assembly Substitute Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 5, Noes 3, passage as amended recommended by committee on Small Business, Ayes 5, Noes 3. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 361 Relating to: child in need of protection or services, jurisdiction over a child whose guardian is unable or needs assistance to care for or provide necessary special treatment or care for the child, but is unwilling or unable to sign a petition requesting that jurisdiction. (FE) By Representative Albers; cosponsored by Senator Schultz. Report passage recommended by committee on Children and Family Law, Ayes 8, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 377 Relating to: requiring a hospital to provide to a sexual assault victim information and, upon her request, emergency contraception and providing a penalty. (FE) By Representatives Musser, Pocan, Wood, Kaufert, Richards, Hilgenberg, Hintz, Molepske, Wasserman, Kreuser, Hebl, Soletski, Toles, Benedict, Berceau, Black, Boyle, Grigsby, Hraychuck, Kessler, Parisi, Pope-Roberts, Seidel, Sheridan, Sherman, Shilling, Sinicki, Smith, Travis, Turner, Vruwink, Young and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Robson, Taylor, Miller, Plale, Risser, Erpenbach, Lehman, Wirch, Hansen, Jauch, Carpenter, Kreitlow, Coggs, Lassa and Sullivan. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 6, Noes 4, passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary and Ethics, Ayes 6, Noes 4. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 464 Relating to: restrictions on the operation of motor vehicles by persons holding instruction permits or probationary licenses and providing a penalty. (FE) By Representatives Petrowski, Albers, Benedict, Berceau, Bies, Cullen, Hahn, Hines, Jeskewitz, Molepske, A. Ott, Seidel, Smith, Townsend, Travis, Van Roy, Vos and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Olsen, Darling, Lassa, Lehman, Roessler and Taylor. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 11, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Transportation, Ayes 10, Noes 1. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 483 Relating to: abatement or removal of human health hazards, requirements for certain local health officers, personnel of a local health department, state agency status for certain physicians, community health improvement plans, emergency medical services, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and providing penalties. (FE) By Representatives Hines, Hahn, F. Lasee, Mursau, A. Ott, Owens and A. Williams; cosponsored by Senators Miller, Lassa, Olsen, Darling, Roessler and Schultz. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 8, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Public Health, Ayes 8, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 499 Relating to: strangulation and suffocation, and providing a penalty. By Representatives Gundrum, Hraychuck, Berceau, Gunderson, Sinicki, A. Ott, Hilgenberg, Parisi, Sheridan, Jeskewitz, Musser, Molepske, Hahn, Albers, Shilling, Townsend, Kaufert, Newcomer, LeMahieu, J. Ott, Mursau, Hintz, Tauchen, Hines, Ballweg, Nerison and Steinbrink; cosponsored by Senators Lassa, Kapanke, Kanavas, Plale, Darling, Lazich, A. Lasee, Roessler, Lehman, Sullivan, Olsen, Harsdorf, Hansen, Schultz, Cowles, Risser and Grothman. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 10, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary and Ethics, Ayes 10, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 580 Relating to: objecting to property tax assessments. By Representatives Gottlieb, Sinicki, Bies, Fields, Hahn, Jeskewitz, A. Ott, Richards, Tauchen, Turner, A. Williams and Zepnick; cosponsored by Senators Coggs, Plale, Breske, Cowles and Olsen. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 8, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Urban and Local Affairs, Ayes 8, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 581 Relating to: prohibiting exercise of emergency powers to restrict activities related to firearms or ammunition. By Representatives Gunderson, Gronemus, Albers, Bies, Friske, Hines, Honadel, Hraychuck, Kerkman, Kleefisch, Kramer, F. Lasee, LeMahieu, Montgomery, Moulton, Murtha, Musser, Nass, Newcomer, A. Ott, Owens, Petersen, Petrowski, Pridemore, Roth, Schneider, Tauchen, Van Roy, Vos, Vruwink and Wood; cosponsored by Senators Breske, Roessler, Grothman, Kanavas, Kapanke, Kedzie, A. Lasee, Leibham, Plale, Vinehout and Wirch. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 8, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Homeland Security and State Preparedness, Ayes 7, Noes 1. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 590 Relating to: authorizing a sheriff to depute certain security officers who are employed by the department of military affairs. (FE) By Representative Albers; cosponsored by Senator Schultz. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 7, Noes 1, passage as amended recommended by committee on Homeland Security and State Preparedness, Ayes 7, Noes 1. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 100 Relating to: the requirement that motor vehicles be equipped with safety glass. By Representatives Schneider, Albers, Petrowski and A. Williams. Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation, Ayes 12, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Assembly Bill 404 Relating to: payment of the costs of advanced placement examinations taken by certain pupils. By Representatives Pope-Roberts, Ballweg, Berceau, Black, Cullen, Fields, Grigsby, Hixson, A. Ott, Pocan, Sheridan, Smith, Toles, Townsend, Travis, Turner, Van Akkeren, Vruwink and M. Williams; cosponsored by Senators Breske, Darling, Erpenbach, Kreitlow, Lassa, Lehman, Miller, Plale, Risser, Schultz, Taylor and Vinehout. Report passage recommended by committee on Education, Ayes 10, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. 12. Second reading and amendment of senate proposals. QUESTION: Shall the proposal be ordered to a third reading? Senate Bill 1 Relating to: authorizing library boards to transfer a gift, bequest, or endowment to certain charitable organizations. By Senators Decker, Breske, Olsen, Wirch, Grothman, Risser, Lassa, Lehman, Miller and Schultz; cosponsored by Representatives M. Williams, Sheridan, Musser, Wasserman, A. Ott, Jeskewitz, Berceau, Bies, Townsend, Friske and Van Roy. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 9, Noes 0, concurrence as amended recommended by committee on Urban and Local Affairs, Ayes 9, Noes 0. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. Senate Bill 129 Relating to: requiring a hospital to provide to a sexual assault victim information and, upon her request, emergency contraception and providing a penalty. (FE) By Senators Robson, Taylor, Miller, Plale, Risser, Erpenbach, Lehman, Wirch, Hansen, Jauch, Carpenter, Kreitlow, Coggs, Lassa and Sullivan; cosponsored by Representatives Pocan, Benedict, Berceau, Black, Boyle, Grigsby, Hraychuck, Kessler, Parisi, Pope-Roberts, Seidel, Sheridan, Sherman, Shilling, Sinicki, Smith, Travis, Turner, Vruwink, Young, Zepnick and Wasserman. Report Assembly Amendment 1 adoption, Ayes 6, Noes 4, concurrence as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary and Ethics, Ayes 6, Noes 4. Placed on calendar 12-11-2007 by committee on Rules. 13. Motions may be offered. 14. Announcements. 15. Adjournment. 11 a.m.
· Senate Session
Senate Chambers, State Capitol. First Order. Call of Roll. Second Order. Chief clerk's entries. Third Order. Introduction, first reading and reference of proposals; reference of appointments. Fourth Order. Report of committees. Fifth Order. Petitions and communications. Sixth Order. Advice and consent of the Senate. Seventh Order. Referrals and receipt of committee reports concerning proposed administrative rules. 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 46. Relating to: supporting Taiwan's admission to the World Health Organization. By Senators A. Lasee, Schultz, and Leibham; cosponsored by Representatives Gronemus, M. Williams, Gottlieb, Sheridan, Kreuser, Schneider, Molepske, and Garthwaite. Senate Joint Resolution 61. Relating to: the life and military service of Corporal Keith A. Nurnberg of the United States Army, who lost his life during Operation Iraqi Freedom. By Senator Kedzie; cosponsored by Representative Lothian. Senate Joint Resolution 62. Relating to: the life and service of United States Army Specialist Eric D. Clark, who lost his life during Operation Iraqi Freedom. By Senator Wirch; cosponsored by Representative Steinbrink. Senate Joint Resolution 69. Relating to: transferring duties of the revisor of statutes to the legislative reference bureau. By Senator Risser; cosponsored by Representative Huebsch. Senate Joint Resolution 70. Relating to: designating the month of March in each year as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. By Senators Risser, Wirch, Kedzie, Hansen, Roessler, Darling, Olsen, Cowles, and Coggs; cosponsored by Representatives Boyle, Hines, Sheridan, Berceau, A. Ott, Jorgensen, Turner, Wasserman, Albers, Hixson, Hintz, Petrowski, Suder, Hahn, Zepnick, Benedict, Grigsby, Bies, Nass, A. Williams, Steinbrink, and Ziegelbauer. Senate Joint Resolution 71. Relating to: the life and military service of Corporal Rachael L. Hugo. By Senator Erpenbach; cosponsored by Representative Travis. QUESTION: Shall the joint resolution be concurred in? Assembly Joint Resolution 53. Relating to: the life and service of Captain Kevin Kryst of the United States Marine Corps, who lost his life during Operation Iraqi Freedom. By Representatives Strachota; cosponsored by Senator Grothman. Eleventh Order. Second reading and amendments of senate joint resolutions and senate bills. QUESTION: Shall the joint resolution be adopted? Senate Joint Resolution 5. Relating to: prohibiting partial vetoes from creating new sentences (second consideration). By Senators Carpenter, Harsdorf, Lehman, S. Fitzgerald, Darling, Grothman, Olsen, A. Lasee, Schultz, Leibham, Kedzie, Cowles, Roessler, Kapanke, Lazich, Kanavas, and Ellis; cosponsored by Representatives Friske, Stone, Albers, Pridemore, Kerkman, Gundrum, Lothian, Ballweg, Strachota, Musser, Bies, Tauchen, J. Fitzgerald, Townsend, Vos, Gunderson, Nerison, Gottlieb, Kestell, Montgomery, Suder, Hahn, Jeskewitz, Moulton, Van Roy, Kleefisch, Mursau, Rhoades, Kramer, F. Lasee, Honadel, Wood, Ziegelbauer, Owens, Nass, Murtha, Nygren, Petersen, M. Williams, Meyer, A. Ott, Vukmir, Hines, and LeMahieu. (Report introduction and adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 4, Noes 0, adoption as amended recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 4, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending QUESTION: Shall the bill be ordered to a third reading? Senate Bill 54. Relating to: fees charged by notary publics. (FE) By Senators Risser and Lassa; cosponsored by Representatives Albers, Sheridan, and Sinicki. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 4, Noes 1, passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, and Housing, Ayes 3, Noes 2) Senate Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 72. Relating to: ratification of the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact. (FE) By Senators Risser, Cowles, Hansen, Miller, Erpenbach, Plale, Lassa, Sullivan, and Coggs; cosponsored by Representatives Hahn, Stone, Berceau, Molepske, Sinicki, and Black. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Commerce, Utilities and Rail, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 86. Relating to: a fraud, waste, and mismanagement hotline at the Legislative Audit Bureau. (FE) By Senators Lassa, Wirch, Schultz, Olsen, A. Lasee, Darling, Roessler, Plale, and Lazich; cosponsored by Representatives Wieckert, Zepnick, Albers, A. Ott, Hahn, Suder, Hines, Roth, Sinicki, Van Akkeren, and Mursau. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 4, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 4, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 88. Relating to: requiring health insurance coverage of hearing aids and cochlear implants for infants and young children. (FE) By Senators Lassa and Risser; cosponsored by Representatives Schneider, Sheridan, Boyle, Pope-Roberts, Berceau, Sinicki, Hraychuck, Turner, and Smith. (Report adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Transportation and Tourism, Ayes 6, Noes 1) Senate Substitute Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 136. Relating to: distribution of the Wisconsin Statutes to certain government officers. By Senators Leibham, Roessler, Olsen, Schultz, Darling, and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives J. Ott, LeMahieu, Musser, Ziegelbauer, Gronemus, Nygren, Hixson, Jeskewitz, Kerkman, Gottlieb, Ballweg, Vos, Strachota, Petrowski, Townsend, M. Williams, Gunderson, Sheridan, and Nass. (Report passage recommended by committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations, Ayes 4, Noes 0) Senate Bill 153. Relating to: protective placements and protective services; involuntary administration of psychotropic medication; guardianships, conservatorships, and wards; and services for adults at risk and elder adults at risk. By Senators Olsen, Miller, Erpenbach, Roessler, Risser, and Plale; cosponsored by Representatives Townsend, Jeskewitz, Hahn, M. Williams, Hines, Pridemore, Musser, Berceau, Strachota, Mursau, Petrowski, Sherman, and Krusick. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Judiciary, Corrections, and Housing, Ayes 3, Noes 2) Senate Amendments 1 and 2 pending Senate Bill 176. Relating to: payment of a 1st class city police officer's salary after discharge and the adjournment of a trial or investigation relating to charges brought against such an officer. (FE) By Senators Coggs, Sullivan, Hansen, and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Toles, Colon, Wood, Fields, Berceau, Parisi, Pocan, Turner, Grigsby, Kerkman, Wasserman, Richards, A. Williams, and Nass. (Report passage recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 4, Noes 1) Senate Bill 269. Relating to: terminating a tenancy for imminent threat of serious physical harm, making leases that restrict access to certain services void and unenforceable, and prohibiting the imposition of fees for local government emergency services. (FE) By Senators Coggs, Sullivan, Carpenter, Lassa, Darling, Plale, Olsen, Risser, Hansen, Kreitlow, Schultz, Roessler, and Harsdorf; cosponsored by Representatives Suder, Grigsby, Richards, Kessler, Sinicki, Parisi, Musser, Zepnick, Berceau, A. Williams, Turner, Townsend, A. Ott, Strachota, Nerison, Tauchen, Smith, Seidel, Pocan, Kaufert, Honadel, Davis, LeMahieu, Kleefisch, Moulton, Nygren, and Petrowski. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Substitute Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 to Senate Substitute Amendment 1, and Senate Substitute Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 272. Relating to: insurance agent license requirements, revocations, and reinstatement and relicensing requirements, and granting rule-making authority. (FE) By Senators Breske, Plale, Erpenbach, and Olsen; cosponsored by Representatives F. Lasee, Ziegelbauer, Albers, and Petersen. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation and Tourism, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 279. Relating to: attractions displayed on highway specific information signs. (FE) By Senators Breske, Schultz, Wirch, Erpenbach, Olsen, and Ellis; cosponsored by Representatives Kaufert, M. Williams, Mursau, Ballweg, Gronemus, F. Lasee, LeMahieu, Nelson, Steinbrink, Townsend, Turner, Van Roy, and Jorgensen. (Report passage recommended by committee on Transportation and Tourism, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Bill 294. Relating to: the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact, the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission, filing insurance policy forms with the commissioner of insurance, suitability of annuity contracts, and granting rule-making authority. (FE) By Senators Breske, Schultz, Olsen, Lehman, Cowles, Grothman, and Roessler; cosponsored by Representatives F. Lasee, Nygren, Albers, A. Ott, Hahn, and Bies. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 7, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Transportation and Tourism, Ayes 7, Noes 0) Senate Amendment 1 pending Senate Bill 332. Relating to: the filing of certain forms related to tax incremental financing district number 6 in the city of Rhinelander. (FE) By Senator Breske. (Report adoption of Senate Amendment 1, Ayes 5, Noes 0, adoption of Senate Amendment 2, Ayes 5, Noes 0, passage as amended recommended by committee on Tax Fairness and Family Prosperity, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Senate Amendments 1 and 2 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 254. Relating to: municipal boundary agreements and the use of alternative dispute resolution in municipal boundary disputes. (FE) By Joint Legislative Council. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, Ayes 5, Noes 0) Assembly Bill 341. Relating to: imposing fees for acquiring public park land, dedicating storm water treatment facilities to the public, changing the time relating to when impact fees must be paid and used, and regulating the costs of certain professional services provided through a political subdivision. (FE) By Representatives Gottlieb, Strachota, LeMahieu, Albers, Ballweg, Berceau, Davis, Honadel, Jorgensen, and Kerkman; cosponsored by Senators Erpenbach, Grothman, and Olsen. (Report concurrence recommended by committee on Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs, 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.
   Other
· Birthday -- Rep. Frank Lasee
· Birthday -- Rep. Mark Gottlieb
· Executive Residence public holiday tour
99 Cambridge Road, Maple Bluff. 10 a.m.
· First Lady Jessica Doyle to deliver prize for Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? Game in Orfordville
Contact: Libby Gerds, Office of the First Lady, 608-209-3536 Will also meet with Covenant Students at Parkview High School First Lady Jessica Doyle will deliver a prize for the online geography game Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? to a sixth grader at Orfordville Elementary tomorrow, Tuesday, December 10, 2007 at 1:15 p.m. The game gives fourth through eighth grade students in Wisconsin the opportunity to learn more about their home state and win weekly prizes by researching the three clues given and identifying a weekly mystery city. More information and game clues can be found at http://wheresjessica.wi.gov. Later in the day, at 1:45 p.m., Mrs. Doyle will talk with ninth grade students who have signed the Wisconsin Covenant at Parkview High School. The Wisconsin Covenant is a promise to all high school students that if they work hard and make the grade, the state will assure they have a place in a Wisconsin institution of higher education, and a financial aid package based on need to make it affordable. Freshmen at Parkview High School will be in the first group of Covenant scholars to graduate from high school in 2011. More information about the Wisconsin Covenant can be found online at http://wisconsincovenant.wi.gov/. First Lady Jessica Doyle’s Events for Tuesday, December 11, 2007: 1:15 p.m. Orfordville Elementary School 408 W Beloit St, Orfordville, WI 53576 1:45 p.m. Parkview High School 106 W Church St Orfordville, WI 1:15 p.m.
· Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney "Power to the People" tour
12:30 p.m. 330 Southwest, State Capitol. 7 p.m. 150 Bolton, UW-Milwaukee campus. Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney is making the trip to Madison and Milwaukee as part of her "Power to the People" tour, promoting her campaign to win the Green Party nomination for president. 12:30 p.m.
· Madison Committee on Foreign Relations presents Thomas Donnelly
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Thomas Donnelly Resident Fellow in Defense and Security Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute Contributing Editor to Armed Forces Journal Donnelly’s topic will be: "Hollow Buildup - The Crisis in Military Resources" Most Americans believe that our military has been strengthened in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks; unfortunately, that is not the case. Today, our forces are stretched painfully thin by the grinding pace of operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the world. We have spent billions of dollars on the operational costs of these wars, but very little has been available to replenish the military's equipment or increase the size of the Army and the Marine Corps. The result has been a "hollow buildup." A defense and security policy analyst, Thomas Donnelly is the coeditor, with Gary Schmitt, of Of Men and Materiel: The Crisis in Military Resources (AEI Press, 2007). Among his recent books are The Military We Need (AEI Press, 2005) and Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Strategic Assessment (AEI Press, 2004). From 1995 to 1999, he was policy group director and a professional staff member for the Committee on Armed Services in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a former editor of Armed Forces Journal, Army Times and Defense News. Donnelly received his B.A. from Ithaca College and his Masters in International Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University. The discussion will be: Tuesday, December 11 at the Madison Club 5:30 PM - Doors open for cash bar and H’ordurves 6:00 Sharp - Speaker presentation and discussion 7:00 Networking Cost: Sustaining members, no meeting fee Attending members and spouses/partners of members - $20.00 at the door One-time meeting guest - $20.00 at the door (we hope you will become a member) One-time member prospect guests of members, complementary (please contact one of our Board Members on our Website for a complimentary visit) If you are planning to attend, please RSVP via E-mail to mcfr@tcgcorp.net by Friday, Dec 7. The Madison Committee on Foreign Relations, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the open discussion of issues facing the United States and other nations. For more information, including membership information go to http://www.madison.com/communities/mcfr/. 6 p.m.
· Serve Wisconsin's Program Evaluation and Development Committee
Dept. of Military Affairs, 2400 Wright Street, Madison. 10 a.m.

December 12
   Fundraisers
· Reception honoring AG J.B. Van Hollen
Chippewa Valley Homebuilders Association, 4319 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire. $100.00 Per Couple PAC contributions are welcome RSVP or questions to Mary Stitt@ 262.268.6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com Checks are made payable to: Van Hollen for Attorney General 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Public Hearing Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Finance 13.10 meeting
412 East, State Capitol.AGENDA I. Department of Justice – Kevin St. John, Special Assistant Attorney General The Department of Justice requests the approval of 2.0 FTE program revenue project positions dedicated to gang intelligence and funded under s. 20.455(2)(k). Each position is funded from a Project Safe Neighborhood grant from the Office of Justice Assistance. One position will dedicate resources to the Fox Valley while the other position has a statewide focus. Due to an objection from a Committee member under s. 16.505 to the Fox Valley position, this request is now before the Committee under s. 13.10. II. State Elections Board – Kevin Kennedy, Executive Director ? ????Image: ???? ???? ????File: ???? ???? ????URL:??(any listing of this article wil The State Elections Board requests the release of $450,000 GPR in fiscal years 2007-08 and 2008?09 from the reserved portion of the Committee's appropriation under s. 20.865(4)(a) to the board's general program operations; general purpose revenue appropriation under s. 20.510(1)(a) for campaign finance database conversion. III. Department of Workforce Development – JoAnna Richard, Deputy Secretary The Department of Workforce Development requests the transfer of $2,750,000 GPR in fiscal year 2007-08 and $5,500,000 GPR in fiscal year 2008-09 from the Committee's appropriation under s. 20.865(4)(a) to the department's child support local assistance appropriation under s. 20.445(3)(b) to offset decreasing federal investment in the child support program by providing state funds to county child support offices. IV. Department of Corrections – Amy Smith, Deputy Secretary The Department of Corrections requests the transfer of $587,800 GPR in fiscal year 2007-08 from its corrections contracts and agreements appropriation under s. 20.410(1)(ab) to its reimbursing counties for probation, extended supervision and parole holds appropriation under s. 20.410(1)(bn) for the purposes of reimbursing counties at a $32 per day rate for felony probation and parole holds in fiscal year 2006-07. Report R-1 Department of Administration Position Reports Required Under s. 16.50 (July 1-September 30, 2007). 1 p.m.
· Joint Legislative Council
412 East, State Capitol.
· Legislative Council Law Revision Committee
415, Northwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Executive Session Committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Workforce Development, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Workforce Development, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Waukesha Co. Chamber of Commerce Sales Club
Waukesha County Chamber of Commerce, 223 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha. "Developing World Class Leadership in a Global Economy" Keynote Speaker: Bob Cancalosi of GE Healthcare. Sponsored by Eddie Z's. 5 p.m.
   Other
· Birthday -- U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen
· Conveyance Safety Code Council
Commerce Center, Human Resources Conference Room, 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison. 9:30 a.m.
· Dept. Health and Family Services public hearing
State Revenue Building, First Floor Events Room, 2135 Rimrock Road, Madison. Hearing on a proposed order repealing and re-creating a section of state code dealing with community-based residential facilities, including focusing on resident outcomes, quality of life and quality of care. 11:30 a.m.
· Dept. of Commerce public hearing
Commerce Center, Conference Room 3C, 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison. Hearing on an emergency rules providing liability insurance for amusement rides. 9:30 a.m.
· DOA E-mail Retention Team
Yahara Conference Room, 1st Floor, DOA Building, 101 E. Wilson St., Madison. 1:30 p.m.
· Executive Residence public holiday tour
99 Cambridge Road, Maple Bluff. 1 p.m.
· Gov. Doyle announces next steps to grow Menomonee Valley
Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 Also Will Detail New Economic Vision for Wisconsin, Next Phase of Grow Wisconsin Agenda Governor Jim Doyle will join with Menomonee Valley business leaders to announce a grant for the Harley-Davidson Museum tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at the Harley-Davidson Corporate Offices in Milwaukee. Governor Doyle will be joined by leaders from Harley-Davidson, Falk Corporation, Amtrak, the Sigma Group, Miller Brewing, Palermo’s Pizza, Menomonee Valley Partners, Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail, Marquette University and other Menomonee Valley businesses to highlight Wisconsin’s commitment to growing the Valley. Harley-Davidson estimates when the Museum opens its doors in the summer of 2008 it will bring an estimated 350,000 visitors to the Menomonee Valley each year, many of whom will utilize the hotels, restaurants and other area attractions. Earlier in the day, at 10:00 a.m., Governor Doyle will unveil his economic vision for Wisconsin during an address to Competitive Wisconsin’s Board of Directors at the AT&T-Wisconsin Office in Brookfield. In the weeks leading up to his State of the State Address in January, Governor Doyle will detail new proposals to expand and upgrade Wisconsin’s economy. In tomorrow’s speech, the Governor will lay out strategies critical to further growing the state’s economy. Governor Doyle’s Milwaukee-Area Events for Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10 a.m. Remarks at Competitive Wisconsin’s Board of Directors Meeting, AT&T-Wisconsin Auditorium, 17950 W. Corporate Drive, Brookfield. 1 p.m. Event to Highlight State’s Commitment to the Menomonee Valley, Harley-Davidson Corporate Offices, University Conference Center, 1147 N. 38th St., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.
· Governor's Task Force on Global Warming
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation, 431 Charmany Drive, Madison. Conservation and Energy Efficiency Workgroup. 8:30 a.m.
· Governor's Task Force on Global Warming
Pecatonica River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison. Carbon Tax/Cap and Trade Work Group. 8:30 a.m.
· Matt Nelson announces candidacy for Milwaukee alder
Nelson for Alder Campaign Headquarters, 2008 N. Farwell Avenue (Brewing Grounds for Change), Milwaukee. Veteran community organizer and businessman Matt Nelson has entered the race for Third District Alder and will hold a press conference to announce the campaign on Wednesday, December 12, 11am at the Nelson for Alder Campaign Headquarters, 2008 N. Farwell Avenue (Brewing Grounds for Change). He has decided to run at the encouragement of Third District residents and to revive progressive politics in Eastside, Riverwest, and King Drive neighborhoods. The Nelson for Alder campaign stands up for good government, good jobs, and good neighborhoods. “Today I enter the Third District Aldermanic race in the City of Milwaukee to serve the public interest. I join with all who wish to recover our public resources from the grip of unaccountable big business and return government control to the people. The Nelson for Alder campaign will push to implement a progressive, voter-driven legislative agenda for the Third District,” said Matt Nelson. The Nelson for Alder campaign commits itself to a progressive platform that includes: · Quality Public Services, Neighborhood safety · Local Economic Stability, Job Security, and Growth · Responsible Land Use, Green Development · Safe, Efficient, Accessible Transportation · Access to Higher Education, City-University Partnerships · Affordable Housing, Tenant Rights/Responsibilities · Employment Rights for City Employees and Contracts · Open and Democratic Government · Protected Civil Rights and Liberties · Tax Justice and Local Sovereignty “For too long corporatism and corruption has depleted public resources while using city departments and agencies to serve taxpayer-funded subsides and budget-busting lucrative contracts to special interests,” stated Nelson. “Our city and our district deserve local government in the business of serving the people. We need to bring the city back to city hall.” It was progressives that initiated the Wisconsin Idea, and the belief that efficient government required control by the voters rather than special interests and that the involvement of civilian specialists would produce the most effective government. Why Matt Nelson? As a resident, small business owner, community organizer, writer, teacher, and co-founder of the Freedom Now! Collaborative in Milwaukee, WI, Matt has worked for years fighting for civil rights, racial and economic justice, and ending corporate dominance. His experience has demonstrated how to win city-wide policy change in the public interest. He currently organizes with the Mitchell Street Farmers Market Coalition, the Milwaukee Police Accountability Coalition, and the Milwaukee Transit Riders Union as well as helping to run Brewing Grounds for Change Collective Coffee House. Matt or his work has appeared in media ranging from CNN, Associated Press, New York Times, the Black Commentator, Wiretap Magazine, Hispanic Vista to the Food Network as well as Milwaukee’s major and community based media. The campaign believes that only an organized, engaged public, applying our collective energy, time and talent can create and implement just solutions to housing, education, employment, and environmental challenges in the Third District. To be sure, an active and informed electorate creates the environment for good government, jobs, and neighborhoods. “I ask the voters to take responsibility for their community and vote for a progressive vision for Milwaukee. We owe it to ourselves and with your help, we will win,” concluded Nelson. Contact: Nelson for Alder (414)273-9777, mattnelson64@hotmail.com, www.NelsonforAlder.org 11 a.m.
· OCI Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund/Wisconsin Health Care Liability Insurance Plan/Board of Governors/Quarterly Meeting
American Family Insurance, 6000 American Parkway A2152, Madison. 10 a.m.
· Scenic Byways Advisory Committee
Conference Room 701 “Waukesha Room," Hill Farms State Office Building, 4802 Sheboygan Ave., Madison. 10 a.m.
· State Superintendent Burmaster addresses Beloit Professional Development Day
Auditorium, Beloit Memorial High School, Beloit. State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster will provide the keynote speech for the Beloit School District’s Professional Development Day on Wednesday at Beloit Memorial High School. The district-wide event will bring together district staff as well as members of the community and school board. Jeff Klett, president of the Beloit School Board, and Beloit Superintendent Lowell Holtz also will address the gathering. CONTACT: Patrick Gasper, Communications Officer, (608) 266-3559 1:15 p.m.
· The Capital Times' 90th birthday celebration with Rev. Jesse Jackson
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· WHEDA Executive Director Riley keynotes foreclosure conference
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Waukesha. WHEDA Executive Director Antonio Riley will be giving his keynote speech at a two-day conference on Wisconsin’s response to the foreclosure issues facing the state. WHEDA is an independent state authority that works with lenders to provide low-cost financing for housing and small business development in Wisconsin. For more information on WHEDA's housing programs, call 1-800-334-6873 or visit WHEDA’s website www.wheda.com. Contact: Kate Venne, WHEDA (608) 334-4609 12 p.m.

December 13
   Fundraisers
· John Connelly campaign kickoff and fundraiser for Milwaukee 3rd District Ald.
The Vox, 2203 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. John Connelly, candidate for alderman of Milwaukee’s 3rd District, will officially kickoff his campaign with his friends, family and supporters this Thursday, December 13, 2007 from 5-7pm at The Vox (2203 North Prospect Avenue). Join John as he outlines his vision for safe neighborhoods, a thriving community and a fresh start for the 3rd District. John is a longtime resident of the 3rd Aldermanic District and is dedicated to creating safe neighborhoods, sustainable economic development and restraining government spending. John Connelly began his career in public service working in constituent relations for former Mayor John O. Norquist, including public safety and transit issues, as well as assisting residents with neighborhood concerns. John has a strong commitment to public safety and fighting crime. John Connelly has spent the past several years working as a key proponent and coordinator for the Community Prosecution Unit, collaborating with residents, businesses, community organizations, law enforcement and the District Attorney’s office to improve neighborhood safety and economic development. He has helped develop the Community Prosecution Unit’s philosophy of promoting long-term, proactive solutions to crime and improving quality-of-life in our community. John graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History. He also holds a certificate in Urban Planning from UWM. John and his wife Kristin live on the lower east side of Milwaukee. John and Kristin are dedicated to Milwaukee and our vibrant 3rd District, and are proud to contribute to its strength and prosperity. Contact: John Connelly at john@connellyforalderman.com or 414-218-1293 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Executive Session Committee on Agriculture
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
   Other
· Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Council
UW-Madison Agricultural Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Madison. 9:30 a.m.
· Dept. of Administration public hearing
DOA, Yahara Conference Room 122, 101 E. Wilson St., Madison. Hearing on a rule establishing uniform procedures and fees for the plat review program administered by the Department of Administration. 3:30 p.m.
· DOJ Diversity Advisory Council
Justice Center, Room 144, 17 W. Main St., Madison. 10 a.m.
· Educational Approval Board
8th Floor Board Room, 30 W. Mifflin St., Madison.
· MADD Wisconsin joins holiday crackdown on drunk driving
Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, I-94 AND WATERTOWN PLANK ROAD, MILWAUKEE. MADD Joins Enforcement Officers Nationwide and Asks Public To Tie One On in Support of Enforcement and MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of Wisconsin will hold a news conference to highlight statewide drunk driving crackdown efforts that aim to keep our streets safe during the historically dangerous Holiday period. MADD is working with law enforcement this holiday season to send the message: if you drive at or over the illegal limit, you will be under arrest. As part of its annual Tie One On For Safety awareness campaign, MADD is asking the public to tie a MADD red ribbon to their vehicles in support of enforcement and the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, which marked its one year anniversary this November. The Wisconsin efforts include State and local partners such as NHTSA, MADD, State and local Law Enforcement Agencies from around Southeastern Wisconsin. During the crackdown, law enforcement officials will intensify enforcement of drunk driving laws by conducting high-visibility enforcement efforts such as saturation patrols. Attending the press conference will be: Superintendent David Collins, State Patrol Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee County Sheriffs’ Office Kari Kinnard, MADD Wisconsin A MADD Victim Speaker A Physician from Medical College of Wisconsin (invited) Also represented will be law enforcement agencies from multiple jurisdictions The holidays are among the deadliest times on the road. Nationally, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s in 2005, there were 1,317 fatalities involving a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. There are nearly 13,500 dunk driving fatalities annually, and another half a million are injured each year in alcohol-related traffic crashes. In 2006, 305 people were killed in Wisconsin in crashes where the driver had a BAC of .08 or higher. We must work together to stop the carnage on our roadways. For Information Contact: Kari Kinnard State Executive Director 414-727-7505 10 a.m.
· Milwaukee Mayor Barrett signs transportation file
Mayor’s Office, City Hall, Room 201, Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – Mayor Barrett today will sign a Common Council file sponsored by Ald. Robert Bauman that calls for a reevaluation of State transportation funding priorities and urges greater balance between state investment in highways and other forms of transportation – such as mass transit and commuter rail. The resolution recommends repairing I-94 from the Mitchell Interchange but maintaining its current six-lane configuration so the savings can be invested in other systems and modes, including the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter line and strengthened investments in local public transit systems. “The State of Wisconsin has poured billions into highways and freeways over the years without batting an eye, yet it continues to neglect mass transit, commuter rail and other alternative modes of transit,” said Mayor Barrett. “It is time to close these spending disparities, and ensure our State transportation dollars are properly balanced, fairly distributed and wisely invested.” Contact: Phillip Walzak (414) 286-3677 11:30 a.m.
· Rural Health and Economic Development Forum
DATCP, 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison. 10 a.m.
· Rural Health Development Council
DATCP, 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison. 1:30 p.m.

December 14
   Fundraisers
· "Cookies and Cream" Christmas celebration with Mark Honadel
The Honadel Home, 1219 Manitoba Ave., South Milwaukee. Representative Mark Honadel Cordially invites you to a “Cookies & Cream” Christmas Celebration With special guest Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker Suggested Contribution - $30 Make checks payable to: Honadel for Assembly Or contribute online at www.markhonadel.com Please RSVP at 414-764-0183 or mhonadel@wi.rr.com (Corporate Contributions Prohibited) Authorized and Paid For by Honadel for Assembly, Lisa Koss, Treasurer 5 p.m.
· Belated birthday fundraiser for Rep. Andy Jorgensen
Tyranena Brewery, 1025 Owen St., Lake Mills. Be a host: $500 Be a sponsor: $250 Be a friend: $100 Individual and conduit contributions gratefully accepted. For questions or to RSVP, call (920) 563-7456. Please make checks payable to: Friends of Andy Jorgensen 1424 Endl Boulevard Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 5:30 p.m.
   Other
· Birthday -- Rep. Kevin Petersen
· Birthday -- Rep. Thomas Lothian
· First Lady Doyle visits Dodgeville
Dodgeville Elementary School, 404 N. Johnson St., Dodgeville. First Lady Jessica Doyle to Deliver Prize for Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? Game in Dodgeville First Lady Jessica Doyle will deliver a weekly winner prize in the Where in Wisconsin is Jessica Doyle? game to a fourth grade student tomorrow, Friday, December 14, 2007 at 10:15 a.m. at Dodgeville Elementary School in Dodgeville. This is the fifth year of her fun and educational geography game. Each week during the school year, students in fourth through eighth grade have the chance to visit http://whereisjessica.wi.gov and guess the mystery Wisconsin city based on three posted clues. Winners are randomly selected from the correct responses received each week. Contact: Libby Gerds, Office of the First Lady, 608-209-3536 10:15 a.m.
· Gov. Doyle addresses New North Summit
Blue Harbor Resort, 725 Blue Harbor Drive, Sheboygan. Governor Doyle and Ed Gordon, author of The 2010 Meltdown: Solving the Impending Jobs Crisis, will both be speaking at the 2007 New North Summit on Friday, December 14, 2007 at the Blue Harbor Resort, 725 Blue Harbor Dr. in Sheboygan. Hundreds of business and community leaders from across Northeast Wisconsin are expected to attend the Summit, which will provide attendees with updates on the progress of the New North, Inc. and offer invaluable information on attracting and retaining talent in the region. In addition to remarks from Governor Doyle, Ed Gordon will provide the Summit’s keynote address. Gordon is a recognized international expert on training, careers, and education related to business and economic development, and has consulted companies like Microsoft, Motorola, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, and many universities and nonprofits. He is the author of fifteen books, and has taught courses at DePaul, Loyola, and Northwestern for the past 20 years. For a complete agenda, please visit http://www.thenewnorth.com/thenewnorth/home/summit.asp. Remarks from Governor Doyle: 9:00 a.m. Keynote Speech from Ed Gordon: 11:00 a.m. New North, Inc. is a regional collaboration effort focused on promoting regional cooperation and economic development in an 18-county region in Northeast Wisconsin. The 18 counties included in the New North are Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet, Waupaca, Brown, Shawano, Oconto, Marinette, Door, Kewaunee, Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Florence, Menominee, and Waushara. To find out more information about New North, Inc., please visit our website at www.thenewnorth.com. Contact: Joshua Morby Mobile: 920.968.4197 Email: media@thenewnorth.com 9 a.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 610 North Whitney Way, Madison.
· Secretary Gassman addresses New North Summit
Blue Harbor Resort, 725 Blue Harbor Drive, Sheboygan. Leads Panel on Meeting Workforce Needs MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Roberta Gassman will address the annual New North Economic Development Summit tomorrow, Friday, December 14, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan. Secretary Gassman will highlight Governor Jim Doyle’s record and agenda to ensure Wisconsin’s workforce remains first rate and lead a panel discussion on attracting and retaining talent. A member of Governor Doyle’s Cabinet, Secretary Gassman leads the Department of Workforce Development and oversees 1,900 employees charged with strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce. CONTACT: Jessica Erickson, Director of Communications, 608-266-6753 1:30 p.m.

December 17
   Fundraisers
· Butler campaign fundraiser
We hope you will join Gov. Jim Doyle in Milwaukee for a reception to retain Justice Butler Monday, December 17th.    For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Courtney Kissinger at (414) 431-5340 or by email at mke.rsvp@louisbutler.com         If you are unable to attend but would like to make a contribution, you may mail your checks to: Friends of Justice Louis Butler, PO Box 511147, Milwaukee, WI 53203, or you may contribute securely online at www.louisbutler.com.     Please Join Governor Jim Doyle    for a holiday reception to retain Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler   Monday, December 17, 2007 5:00 till 7:00 pm   Yanni’s Steak House 540 East Mason Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin   To learn more, or to RSVP, please contact Courtney Kissinger at (414) 431-5340 or by email at mke.rsvp@louisbutler.com.   Host Levels: $2500 Co-chair, $1000-$500 Host, $250 Sponsor$50 suggested minimum to attend Co-chairs John D. Finerty ~ Gary Grunau ~ Vincent Lyles Cory Nettles ~ Marty & Elaine Schreiber     Hosts Chris Abele ~ Thomas Awen ~ Jerry & Cindy Benjamin ~ Nate Cade ~ Tina Chang Greg Cook ~ M. Angela Dentice & Benn DiPasquale ~ Julie Flessas ~ Matt Flynn Robert Friebert ~ Jonathan Goodman ~ Marty Greenburg ~ Kimberly Hurtado Jeffrey Hynes ~ Julilly Kohler ~ R. Jeff Krill ~ Don Layden ~ Robert Levine Jeremy Levinson ~ William Lynch ~ Michael Maistelman ~ Marc Marotta John McNally ~ Andrew Mishlove ~ Bruce O'Neill ~ Mark Peterson ~ Jeffrey Pitman Charles Pruitt ~ Larry Salustro ~ Jacqueline D. Schellinger ~ Thelma Sias Howard Sicula ~ Carlton Stansbury ~ Michael Tarnoff ~ Ronald Tays Willard Techmeier ~ Gerald Turner ~ Benjamin Wagner ~ Jay Walia     Sponsors Stephen Bablitch ~ Jason Baltz ~ Barbara Becker & Slack Ulrich ~ John Birdsall Richard Cayo ~ Sheila Cochran ~ Pedro Colon ~ Rodney Cubbie ~ Frank J. Daily Ric Domnitz ~ Waring Fincke ~ John Fiorenza ~ D. Byron Goltz ~ James Gramling Michael Hayes ~ Michael Hogan ~ Matthew Huppertz ~ James Huston ~ Lee Jones Walter Kelly ~ Bryan Kennedy ~ Timothy & Judith Knurr ~ Peter McAvoy Thomas Marola ~ Mont Martin ~ Craig Mastantuono ~ Larraine McNamara-McGraw Wendy Patrickus ~ Daniel Patryckus ~ Mark Pecora ~ Michael Plaisted ~ Richard Rakita Anne & Thomas Reed ~ Matthew Ricci ~ Sandra Ruffalo ~ Amy Shapiro & Ruth Irvings Dan & Doris Shneidman ~ Paul Sicula ~ Ben Stern ~ Willie C. Wade Robert Ward ~ Leonard Zubrensky   *List still in formation*   This solicitation of funds is made by the registered campaign committee “Friends of Justice Louis Butler,” not by Justice Butler himself. Donations are not tax deductible. Wisconsin state campaign finance laws impo­se a $10,000 limit on the amount of your contribution.  In addition, total donations of $100 or more in any one calendar year require the contributor to provide the contributor’s occupation and employer’s name and address. Contributions can be made by individuals utilizing their own personal funds or political committees registered appropriately under Wisconsin law. No corporate contributions are allowed. If you are currently a litigant before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, or have recently been a litigant, your contribution cannot be accepted. Please do not forward to government email or mailing addresses.   Authorized and Paid for by Friends of Justice Louis Butler, David Hase, Treasurer s Produced in-house PO Box 511147 s Milwaukee, WI 53203 s www.LouisButler.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Mason
Cafe Montmartre, 127 E. Mifflin St., Madison. All contributions gratefully accepted. No PAC, corporate or lobbyist contributions please. Please make checks payable to: Friends of Mason, 4403 Happy Hollow Lane, Racine, WI, 53403. 5 p.m.
· Holiday cheer with Sen. Alberta Darling
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. Join Us for Some Holiday Cheer In Support Of Senator Alberta Darling With Our Special Guest Senate Leader Scott Fitzgerald $250 requested contribution RSVP To: Judi Rhodes at 608-345-3780 or judi@wisgop.org Or Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com Paid for by Friends of Alberta Darling, David Fantle Treasurer NO PAC Contributions Checks are made payable to Friends of Alberta Darling 1478 Noridge Trail, Port Washintgon, WI 53074 5 p.m.
· Obama conference call fundraiser
Arbor House, An Environmental Inn, 3402 Monroe St., Madison. Any donation amount will be appreciated and the Obama campaign has told us that all funds raised will be spent on the Iowa campaign. In fact, we are offering a special opportunity to join a conference call on Dec. 28th or 29th with Paul Tewes, Iowa State Director (Obama for America) and Barack himself will be on the call to answer questions. To participate, we're asking for a donation of $125 or more... Still undecided? -- Come to Arbor House anyway for good merrymaking and joyous holiday cheer! Hosts: John & Cathie Imes RSVP at (608) 238-2981 or arborhouse@tds.net Visit our personal fundraising page to make a donation at: http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/JohnForChange 6:30 p.m.
· Royal holiday buffet for Rep. Josh Zepnick
Royal India Restaurant, 3400 S. 27th St., Milwaukee. Come join us to celebrate the Holiday Season with some Hot Food for these Cold Nights Monday, December 17, 2007 (or 109 days until Opening Day at Miller Park) 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. From Downtown, take I-43 South to Holt Avenue Exit and travel West to South 27th Street. (3 blocks south of St Lukes Hospital) All Contributions Gratefully Accepted NO PAC, NO CORPORATE CHECKS & NO LOBBYIST DONATIONS ARE ALLOWED UNDER STATE LAW! Authorized and paid for by Citizens for Zepnick, Adam Jacobi, Treasurer, 3173 South 49th Street Milw WI 53219 5 p.m.
· Sen. Hansen's 60th Birthday fundraiser
Come and Celebrate at Senator Dave Hansen's 60th Birthday Fundraiser December 17th, 2007 From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Stadium View, 1963 Holmgren Way Food, draft beer and soda will be provided Suggested donation: $60.00 (for Dave's 60th year) Sponsorships are available Sponsor $1,000.00; Host $500.00; Friend $250.00 No Pac or Corporate checks please All other contributions gratefully accepted Questions, call Jane at (920) 497-8463 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Agriculture and Higher Education
UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, President's Room, 102 Roosevelt Ave., Eau Claire.
   Other
· Dept. of Health and Family Services public hearing
Northern Regional Office, 2187 N. Stevens St., Suite C, Rhinelander. Hearing on a proposed order repealing and re-creating a section of state code dealing with community-based residential facilities, including focusing on resident outcomes, quality of life and quality of care. 8:30 a.m.
· DOJ Diversity Advisory Council
Justice Center, Room 144, 17 W. Main St., Madison. 1:30 p.m.
· Names of soldiers being read in Capitol Rotunda
Capitol Rotunda, State Capitol. Contact: Scott W. Peterson Executive Director Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association (608) 256-1757
· Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line press conference
Pavilion at the Klotsche Center, 3409 Downer Ave., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee. Dr. Michael Fiore with the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Pavilion at the Klotsche Center, 3409 Downer Ave. on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus about expanded services for smokers. On New Year’s Day, the state’s $1 tobacco tax increase goes into effect. Milwaukee County has 200,540 smokers according to the most recent figures. Fiore will be joined by Milwaukee resident Shirley Reimer, a former smoker who successfully quit using the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line, and others. Contact: Moira Harrington, (608) 265-4447 (608) 481-1505 cell mh1@ctri.medicine.wisc.edu Chris Hollenback, (608) 262-3902 (608) 217-2865 cell ch3@ctri.medicine.wisc.edu 10 a.m.

December 18
   Fundraisers
· Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch cocktail reception and dinner
Hilton Madison – Capitol Club Room, 9 E. Wilson St., Madison. Cocktails – 5:30 p.m. Dinner – 7:00 p.m. Cocktails – Raise $500 Cocktails/Dinner – Raise $1,000 Individual and/or Conduit contributions gratefully accepted, no PAC checks please. Please RSVP to Mary Hegi at 608.310.8119 or email mhegi@gatewayventure.com. 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Public Hearing Committee on Energy and Utilities
412 East, State Capitol.
· Senate Executive Session Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Health, Human Services, Insurance, and Job Creation
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Waukesha Co. Chamber of Commerce hosts Networking After Five
Brookfield Suites Hotel & Convention Center, 1200 S. Moorland Blvd., Brookfield. $10 with 24 hour advance reservation, $12 without reservation, and for Prospective Members. Invoicing and credit cards not accepted, cash or check only. ALL PAYMENTS TAKEN AT DOOR! 5 p.m.
   Other
· Birthday -- Sen. Dave Hansen
· Dept. of Health and Family Services public hearing
Western Regional Office, 610 Gibson St., Room 123, Eau Claire. Hearing on a proposed order repealing and re-creating a section of state code dealing with community-based residential facilities, including focusing on resident outcomes, quality of life and quality of care. 12 p.m.
· Dept. of Natural Resources public hearing
State Office Building, Conference Room 124A and B, 1681 Second Ave. S, Wisconsin Rapids. Hearing on a proposed rules amending the definition of "major stationary source", such that ethanol production facilities that produce ethanol by natural fermentation are not included in the Chemical Processing Plant category of the North American Industry Classification System. 1 p.m.
· Governor's Task Force on Global Warming
UW-Extension, Room 325/326, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison. On Tuesday, December 18th members of Governor Jim Doyle’s Task Force on Global Warming will meet in Madison to continue their efforts to address global warming. The Task Force, comprised of a variety of environmental, industry and utility leaders as well as representatives from the DNR and PSC and other stakeholders, has undertaken Governor Doyle’s mission to examine the effects of and solutions to global warming in Wisconsin. The December 18th meeting is a continuation of a series of meetings the Task Force is hosting and the public and media are encouraged to attend. Presentations will primarily focus on the Work Groups’ progress and their suggested policy recommendations to be included in a report to the Governor. The Task Force will also decide which recommendations from the Work Groups should be included in the computer modeling that will be used to assist the Task Force in its final deliberations. For more information about the Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming, including a detailed agenda and list of members, please visit: http://dnr.wi.gov/environmentprotect/gtfgw. There are a variety of policies and templates, developed by the Task Force Work Groups, which the public can provide comments on. To provide feedback on these items, please visit the Task Force’s website at: http://dnr.wi.gov/environmentprotect/gtfgw/templates/index.html. 9 a.m.
· Pool Advisory Code Council
AmericInn, 550 State Highway 13, Wisconsin Dells. 9 a.m.

December 19
   State Government
· Administrative Affairs Subcommittee of the State Building Commission
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Public Hearing Committee on Biofuels and Sustainable Energy
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Public Hearing Committee on Natural Resources
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Higher Education Subcommittee of the State Building Commission
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate executive session Committee on Ethics Reform and Government Operations
· State Building Commission
Governor's conference room, 115 East, State Capitol.
· State Elections Board meeting
   Other
· Commission on Reducing Racial Disparities in the Wisconsin Justice System
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Waukesha. 9 a.m.
· Dept. of Health and Family Services public hearing
Southeastern Regional Office, Room 40, 819 N. 6th St., Milwaukee. Hearing on a proposed order repealing and re-creating a section of state code dealing with community-based residential facilities, including focusing on resident outcomes, quality of life and quality of care. 9 a.m.
· Dept. of Natural Resources public hearing
GEF 2, Room 413, 101 S. Webster St., Madison. Hearing on a proposed rules amending the definition of "major stationary source", such that ethanol production facilities that produce ethanol by natural fermentation are not included in the Chemical Processing Plant category of the North American Industry Classification System. 1 p.m.
· Gov. Doyle makes major stewardship announcement in La Crosse
11:00 a.m. Stewardship Event, Mississippi Valley Conservancy, 201 Main St., 10th Floor, La Crosse. 12:00 p.m. Remarks at La Crosse Area Development Corporation, Radisson Hotel Ballroom, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. Will Also Discuss Next Phase of Grow Wisconsin Agenda at La Crosse Area Development Corporation Governor Jim Doyle will make a major stewardship announcement in La Crosse tomorrow, Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at the Mississippi Valley Conservancy. The Governor will be joined by Department of Natural Resources Secretary Matt Frank. Later in the day, the Governor will give remarks at the La Crosse Economic Development Corporation’s (LADCO) 36th Annual Meeting. In the weeks leading up to his State of the State Address in January, Governor Doyle will detail new proposals to expand and upgrade Wisconsin’s economy. In tomorrow’s speech, the Governor will lay out strategies critical to further growing the state’s economy. Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 11 a.m.
· Governor's task force on global warming work group meeting
Pecatonica River Conference Room, PSC Building, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison. Electric Generation and Supply Work Group meeting in support of the Governor's Task Force on Global Warming. 9 a.m.
· Sen. Hansen announces Corporate Tax Accountability Act
Senate Parlor, State Capitol. 10 a.m.
· Wisconsin Child Fatality Review Team
Room 150A, Risser Justice Center, 17 W. Main St., Madison. 10 a.m.
· Wisconsin National and Community Service Board
Howard Johnson Plaza hotel, 3841 E. Washington Ave., Madison. 10 a.m.

December 20
   Fundraisers
· Christmas Party with Sen. Joe Leibham and family for the Majority GOP Conduit
Home of Ken and Sue Leibham, 3625 Kennedy Circle, Sheboygan. Please RSVP to Judi Rhodes at 608-345-3780 or jrhodes@wisgop.org Majority GOP Conduit Attn: Judi Rhodes 148 East Johnson Madison, WI 53703 5 p.m.
· Sen. Lena Taylor for Milwaukee County executive fundraiser with Gov. Jim Doyle
Roots, 1818 N. Hubbard St., Milwaukee. $1,000 Host $500 Sponsor $100 Guest RSVP to Sonja at 414-344-4529 or Sonja@lena2008.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Senate Public Hearing Committee on Commerce, Utilities and Rail
411 South, State Capitol.
   Other
· DHFS Income Maintenance Advisory Committee
Fen Oak Training Center, 1 Fen Oak Court, Madison. 1 p.m.
· DOA Affirmative Action Advisory Committee
DOA, Room 4B, 101 E. Wilson St., Madison. 10 a.m.
· Gov. Doyle press conference on Milwaukee's Harambee community
Clinton Rose Senior Center, 3045 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee. Milwaukee’s Harambee community getting major financial boost for revitalization plan and homes; New mural to be unveiled Governor Jim Doyle and other community leaders to attend announcement by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, through an unprecedented alliance with Habitat for Humanity, will announce a major financial and volunteer investment that will help build homes and provide seed money for a new holistic development plan that will bring transformation for Milwaukee’s Harambee community. Governor Jim Doyle will address the significance of the investment into this Milwaukee community. In addition, Mayor Tom Barrett will lead the unveiling of a new community mural which illustrates the pride of the Harambee community. With: Governor Jim Doyle and other local elected officials will be joined by Harambee residents and community organizations to celebrate the announcement by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Bruce Nicholson, Thrivent Financial chairman, president and CEO, and Jim Fischer, managing partner of the Southeast Wisconsin Region of Thrivent Financial, to address Thrivent’s investment. In addition, Jeff Hahn, senior director of Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, to address the new holistic development plan. It is our hope that the overall Harambee community will benefit from this investment by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Thrivent Financial believes aligning with other community groups, including Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity, will create a more significant impact to strengthen the neighborhood and the quality of life for its residents. Contact: Stacy Eckes-Borys, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, (920) 851-1510 [cell] 2:30 p.m.
· Gov. Doyle to make announcement to boost Milwaukee’s Harambee community
Contact: Carla Vigue, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2162 Thrivent Financial, Habitat for Humanity team up to make major announcement Governor Doyle will join with members of the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Habitat for Humanity, local elected officials and members of the Harambee community to make a major announcement Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. at the Clinton Rose Senior Center in Milwaukee. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, through an unprecedented alliance with Habitat for Humanity, will announce a major financial and volunteer investment that will help build homes and provide seed money for a new holistic development plan that will bring transformation for Milwaukee’s Harambee community. WHERE: Clinton Rose Senior Center 3045 North Martin Luther King Drive Milwaukee WHEN: Thursday, December 20, 2007 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
· League of United Latin American Citizens to introduce RxSavings Plus prescription drug card
· Milwaukee County Board
Milwaukee County Courthouse, Room 200, 901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee. 9:30 a.m.

December 21
   Other
· DWD Division of Family Supports
GEF 1, Room D203, 201 E. Washington Ave., Madison. W-2 Contract and Implementation (C & I) meeting for W-2 Agencies. 10 a.m.
· WHEDA Executive Committee
Board Room, Suite 700, 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison. 11:30 a.m.

December 22
   Other
· 92.1 The Mic victorious anniversary party
High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison. (Madison, WI – December 13, 2007) Jeff Tyler, Vice President and Market Manager of Clear Channel Radio Madison, which owns and operates WIBA-AM, WIBA-FM, WXXM-FM, WMAD-FM, WTSO-AM and WZEE-FM, is proud to be celebrating the one-year anniversary of The Mic, 92.1’s listeners fighting to keep the station on the air. Brian Turany, Program Director of The Mic says, “Please join me, Lee Rayburn, and Stu Levitan at High Noon Saloon on Saturday December 22nd from 4p-7p. We're inviting all listeners and advertisers to mix, mingle and be merry.” Last December, the progressive talk format on The Mic was saved within days of a format change. Listeners rallied and signed petitions and advertisers stepped up. On December 22, 2006 it was officially announced that The Mic 92.1 would not change. “On the anniversary of that great decision we'd like to get together with you again. Everybody on this end of the radio would like to thank you for listening and/or advertising. There will be some special entertainment and Lee Rayburn is working on a mix of local music you may have heard on his show. This date also happens to be Winter Solstice; the day with the least amount of sunlight in the year. So, after our party, the future will literally be getting brighter as we head into a HUGE election year,” says The Mic 92.1’s Program Director, Brian Turany. The Mic 92.1 is home to some local favorites talk hosts like Lee Rayburn and Stu Levitan as well as some national talk hosts such as Stephanie Miller and Ed Schultz. The Progressive Talk format is enhanced by original programming such as the Hispanic radio program, La Original. For more information on Madison’s Progressive Talk, 92.1, The Mic you can visit their website: www.themic921.com or please feel free to contact either WXXM Program Director Brian Turany at (608) 663-7232 or FM Operations Director Mike Ferris at (608) 663-7231. 4 p.m.

December 26
   Other
· Birthday -- Sen. Jim Sullivan
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