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September 17
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Garey Bies
Simon Creek Winery 5896 Bochek Road, Carlsville. With Special Guest Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Suggested Donation $50 All donations gratefully accepted Please Send Checks to: Bies for Assembly PO Box 101 Sister Bay, WI 54234 RSVP by September 13th to Garey at (920) 421 0019 Appreciated 11:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. John Nygren
N2118 Keller Road, Marinette. Tax Payers for Nygren 7th annual Steak Fry, with Special guest Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Please join us for an evening of fine food, wine, and good friends at the Nygren home, N2118 Keller Rd, Marinette. $100 minimum contribuion suggested. Host Committee members being sought Steak Hosts - $500, Wine Hosts $250. RSVP by September 12, to Elect@VoteJohnNygren.com or 715-923-3426. Limited space available. 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Roger Rivard
Turtleback Golf & Country Club, 1985 18 1/2 St., Rice Lake. With Special Guest Governor Scott Walker Suggested contribution $100 All donations gratefully accepted Please makes checks payable to: Roger Rivard for Assembly 2680 17th Ave. Rice Lake, WI 54868 Please RSVP to 715-458-4598 4:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Exporting from the Lake States
Pyle Center, UW-Madison. MADISON – Expand the reach of your wood products business and increase your bottom line by hearing from the experts at the upcoming seminar, “Exporting from the Lake States.” Individuals and companies who are new or experienced in exporting are encouraged to attend to develop their lumber business worldwide. The seminar will be held on Monday, September 17 from 12:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Pyle Center in Madison. At the seminar, the American Hardwood Export Council regional directors from China, Japan, Mexico, South America and the Middle East will share their knowledge of hardwood markets and trends. The directors will be able to discuss which export markets make the most sense for individual companies and products. Additional highlights of the agenda include introductions by Scott Bowe, Professor & Wood Products Specialist for the University of Wisconsin, and a keynote by Michael Snow, Executive Director for the American Hardwood Export Council. Representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will discuss export assistance available for companies. The registration fee for members of the Lake States Lumber Association is $30 for the first person from each company and $20 for each additional company employee. Non-members can register for $50 per person. The registration fee includes all handout materials and dinner. Sponsors for this seminar include: the American Hardwood Export Council; University of Wisconsin-Extension; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources-Division of Forestry; Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; and Lake States Lumber Association, Inc. Registration is due September 10. For a detailed agenda, registration form and additional information, visit www.lsla.com. 12 p.m.
   Other
· "$10 Million a Minute" forum with former U.S. Comptroller David M. Walker
Waukesha County Technical College, Richard T. Anderson Center, 800 Main St., Pewaukee. Walker will host an interactive public forum and speak about the "$10 Million a Minute" national bus tour promoting fiscal responsibility, and host a Q&A afterwards. 4 p.m.
· American Democracy Forum faculty panel discussion
Education Building, Wisconsin Idea Room, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison.
· PSC telephone hearing
WITC-Superior Conference Center, 600 N. 21st St., Superior. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room., Madison. (Docket 5820-UR-113) Application of Superior Water, Light and Power Company for Authority to Increase Retail Electric, Gas and Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Wisconsin Grocers Association “Friend of Grocers” award ceremony K & M Piggly Wiggly, Kiel.

September 18
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 22nd SD candidate Pam Stevens
Slice Eatery, 4235 Green Bay Road, Kenosha. With Special Guest: Senator Scott Fitzgerald Suggested contribution:$50 per person For Questions or to RSVP please contact: (262) 945-9560 Please make checks payable to: Pam Stevens for State Senate 4024 Washington Road #208 Kenosha, WI 53140 11:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Dale Kooyenga and 13th AD candidate Rob Hutton
Miron Milwaukee Office, 10700 Research Drive, Suite 100, Wauwatosa. Please make checks payable to either: Citizens for Dale Kooyenga 15365 St. Therese Blvd Brookfield, WI 53005 -Or- Citizens for Rob Hutton 17785 Marseille Dr. Brookfield, WI 53045 4:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt
Trinity Restaurant, 40 E. Division St., Fond du Lac. Special guest speaker - Julaine Appling, Wisconsin Family Action Suggested donation - $25/person Red hosts - $500 White hosts - $350 Blue Hosts - $250 Checks to Citizens for Jeremy Thiesfeldt, 604 Sunset Lane, Fond du Lac 54935 RSVP to jjt1@charter.net or (920) 933-2086 by Sept. 14 5:30 p.m.
· Lunch reception for 30th SD candidate John Macco
Jet Air, 1921 Airport Drive, Green Bay. With Special Guest: Governor Scott Walker 10:45 Host Round Table Briefing/Photo Opportunity 11:30-1:00 Lunch Reception $100 per person to attend the 11:30 luncheon $500 per person to attend the 10:45 private round table and luncheon $1,000 per person for the 10:45 photo opportunity, private round table briefing, and luncheon RSVP to senate@wisgop.org or by calling 608-257-8035 Macco for Senate PO Box 896 Green Bay, WI 54305 10:45 a.m.
· Reception for AG J.B. Van Hollen
Western Racquet Club, 1800 Highland Drive, Elm Grove. Hosts: $1,000, $500, & $250 Guests: $50 per person Please make checks payable to: Van Hollen for Attorney General Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5 p.m.
· Reception for Sen. Dave Hansen
Madison's, 119 King St., Madison. Join Senate Majority Leader Mark Miller at: A Reception for Senator Dave Hansen $1,000 Host $500 Sponsor $250 Friend Sorry, no PAC accepted 5 p.m.
· Spring Green reception for 51st AD candidate Maureen May-Grimm
Pat's Place at the Spring Valley Inn, 6279 County Road C, Spring Green. Host $150, Friend: $100 RSVP: jacobr@wisdems.org 608-695-1767 Maureen May-Grimm for Assembly PO Box 123 Dodgeville, WI 53533 Give online: http://maureenmaygrimm.com/contribute *All Contributions Welcome 6 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Select Committee on Mining informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Wisconsin Local Food Expo
Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits De Pere school
Susie C. Altmayer Elementary School, Classroom B 220, 3001 Ryan Road, De Pere. Governor Walker to Celebrate 225th Anniversary of U.S. Constitution Ratification with Students in De Pere Madison-The next stop on Governor Walker’s “Constitution Tour” takes place in De Pere on Tuesday. Governor Walker is meeting with students across the state in recognition of 225th anniversary of the ratification of our founding document, the U.S. Constitution. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 8:30 a.m.
· Milwaukee Ald. Donovan, AFP-Wisconsin rally against streetcar project Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee.
· PSC hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 3270-UR-118) Application of Madison Gas and Electric Company for Authority to Change Electric and Natural Gas Rates 9:30 a.m.
· Rehabilitation for Wisconsin in Action public forum
VFW, 215 W. Collins St., Portage.
· Reps. Pocan, Clark, meet with small business owners
Coffee Bean Connection, 701 Oak St., Baraboo. BARABOO – State Representative Mark Pocan will join State Representative Fred Clark to meet with local small business owners in Baraboo, Wisconsin to discuss the need to continue supporting small businesses, a critical part of the middle class. He will begin by talking to the owners of the Coffee Bean Connection, a local family-run cafe in historic downtown Baraboo. CONTACT: Ashton Giese, 202-494-0050 10:30 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, Democratic candidate for US Senate, will join us at Rotary on September 18th. Congresswoman Baldwin will speak for a few minutes, then sit down with President Rick for an informal conversation, followed by time for Q&A from the floor. 12 p.m.
· UW-Stout faculty panel on health care reform
Harvey Hall Theatre, UW-Stout, Menomonie.
· Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission community hearing
Madison Area Technical College, 1701 Wright St., Room 142-Lounge, Madison. Madison, WI – On Tuesday, September 18 at 4:30 p.m., the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission is hosting a community hearing on the challenges facing low-income residents when they need legal help. The Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission was created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the State Bar of Wisconsin to help expand access to the civil justice system for low-income Wisconsin residents. According to organizers, providing equal access justice is a hallmark of the rule of law. It also plays a critical role in an individual’s financial stability and affects the local economy. “The Access to Justice Commission hearing will provide an opportunity for us to learn more from both service providers and clients about the obstacles to accessing affordable, quality legal services for the poor and underserved in our community. These individuals have legal needs that, if not addressed, can present barriers to achieving economic stability and security in people's lives,” said Prof. Marsha Mansfield, a member of the Commission and Director of the Economic Justice Institute at UW Law School. Panelists: Marsha Mansfield, Commission Secretary; Clinical Professor, UW Law School Patrick Crooks, Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court C. William Foust, Chief Judge, Circuit Court Administrative District 5; Chairman, Committee of Chief Judges; Judge, Dane County Circuit Court Tim Cullen, Wisconsin State Senator Amy Loudenbeck, Wisconsin State Representative Martha Cranley, Director of Community Impact & Strategic Communications, United Way James C. Boll, Jr., Corporate Counsel, Madison Gas & Electric Blain R. Renfert, Attorney and Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP Rich Lynch, President, J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc. Roger Putnam, Owner and CEO, Putnam Roby Williamson Communications Kelly Nickel, Treasurer, State Bar of Wisconsin John Molinaro, Chairman, Jefferson County Board of Supervisors J. Russell Podzilni, Chairman, Rock County Board of Supervisors CONTACT: Jeff Brown (608) 250-6177 jbrown@wisatj.org 4:30 p.m.

September 19
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Jim Steineke
Hollanders Pub & Grill, 1820 E. Main St., Little Chute. Host level $500 & $250 Suggested Contribution: $25 Please make checks payable to: Steineke for Assembly N2352 Vandenbroek Road Kaukauna WI 54130 RSVP to jim@jimsteineke.com or 920-427-2477 by Sept 14th 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Kathy Bernier
Home of Doug & Sue Bowe, 1496 Co. Highway UN, Chippewa Falls. With Special Guest Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Suggested Donation $50 All donations gratefully accepted Please Send Checks to: Friends of Kathy Bernier 4511 110th St. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 RSVP by September 14th to Kathy at (715) 590-8754 Appreciated 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser luncheon for Rep. Mary Williams
Tee Away Golf Course & Steakhouse, 1401 E. 11th St. N., Ladysmith. With Special Guest Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleeefisch Suggested Minimum Contribution $25 All Contribution Gratefully Accepted. Please make checks payable to: Mary Williams for 87th District Assembly 542 Billings Avenue Medford, WI 54451 Please RSVP to Brian Nodolf (715) 210-5658 or bmnodolf@gmail.com 11:30 a.m.
· Oktoberfest reception for Sen. Jennifer Shilling
City Brewery Hospitality Center, 1111 3rd St. S., La Crosse. 5:30 p.m.
· Reception for 26th AD candidate Mike Helmke
Home of Maeve Quinn and Andy Ross, 310 Saint Clair Ave., Sheboygan. Hosts: Mary Lynn Donahue, Maeve Quinn, Andy Ross, Cal Potter, Jim Baumgart $250 and $100 RSVP: Mary Lynn Donahue Mike Helmke for Assembly 4408 Red Pine Lane Sheboygan, WI 53081 Give Online : https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/mikehelmke *All Contributions Welcome 4 p.m.
· Reception for Rep. Steve Doyle
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. Special Guest Peter W. Barca Host $250, Sponsor $100, Friend $50 RSVP to : Tip McGuire (262) 914-1571 Friends of Steve Doyle N5525 Hauser Rd., Onalaska, WI 54650 Give Online: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/26645 ***No PAC Contributions 5 p.m.
· Tea with Tonette fundraiser for Rep. Amy Loudenbeck
Abbey Resort, Porto Room, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana-on-Geneva Lake. Special Guest Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker $100 Suggested contribution Please send contributions to: Amy Loudenbeck for Assembly P.O. Box 556 Clinton, WI 53525 Please RSVP to Jillian at jillian@amyforassembly.com 2:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Job Creation, Energy and Utilities, and Rural Affairs & Senate Committee on Job Training, Technical Colleges, and Workforce Development joint informational hearing
Fox Valley Technical College, Riverside Campus, Room 133, 150 N. Campbell Road, Oshkosh.
· Special committee on Supervised Release and Discharge of Sexually Violent Persons
412 East, State Capitol
· Supreme Court public hearing & open administrative conference
Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol. (agenda to be continued, if necessary, on rules conference date) Public Hearing I. Rule Petition 12-03: Petition to amend Wis. Stat. §§ 804.01, 805.07 and 905.03 relating to inadvertent disclosure of protected or privileged information. II. Rule Petition 12-05: Petition to amend SCRs 72.01, 72.03, 72.04, 72.05, and Wis. Stat. §§ 801.17, 807.06, and 809.15 relating to record retention and electronically or optically stored records. Open Administrative Conference I. Discussion of Rule Petition 12-03: Inadvertent disclosure of privileged information. Staff preliminary memo sent 3/28/12. Court discussed at 4/25/12 open administrative conference. Court voted to hold public hearing. Public hearing scheduled for 9/19/12 (notice of hearing issued 7/3/12); public input solicited by e-mail on 8/1/12. Staff memo to be circulated. II. Discussion of Rule Petition 12-05: Petition to amend SCRs 72.01, 72.03, 72.04, 72.05, and Wis. Stat. §§ 801.17, 807.06, and 809.15 relating to record retention and electronically or optically stored records. Staff preliminary memo sent 6/25/12. Court discussed at 6/28/12 open administrative conference. Court voted to hold public hearing. Public hearing scheduled for 9/19/12 (notice of hearing issued 7/3/12); public input solicited by e-mail on 8/2/12. Letter to petitioner seeking additional information sent 8/7/12 (Response received). Staff memo to be circulated. III. Discussion of Rule Petition 08-01 (Juries). Rule Petition 08-01 amended ch 756, specifically changing the number of jurors for a misdemeanor case from 6 to 12 under Wis. Stat. § 756.06(2)(am). Wis Stat. § 972.02(2) references a misdemeanor jury of 6; needs clean-up amendment. Staff memo and draft order circulated 9/5/12. IV. Discussion of Rule Petition 11-08: In the Matter to Amend SCR 40.02(2) and to Create SCR 40.055 and 40.14(3)(i) Relating to the Legal Competence Requirements of Graduates of Law Schools in Other Nations; Fees. Filed 11/18/11; Follow-up letter to BBE—response due 2/15/12. Staff preliminary memo circulated 2/15/12. Court discussed at 2/27/12 open administrative conference. Court voted to hold public hearing. Public hearing scheduled for 5/16/12; notice issued 3/2/12; public input letter sent 3/28/12. Hearing held: 5/16/12. Court voted unanimously to return the petition to the BBE for further development (with directions to consult with reps of U.W. Law School & Atty. Shneidman). Order issued 7/5/12. Staff memo to be circulated. V. Discussion of Rule Petition 12-06: Petition to Amend SCR 99.01(4)(e), Construction of Supreme Court Rules - filed 06/29/12, by Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. Staff memo and draft order circulated to court on 9/5/12. VI. Discussion of Rule Petition 12-07: Petition to amend SCRs 70.03 and 70.12(1)(c)(3) and create SCR 70.12(5), (6) and 70.16, relating to the Supreme Court Finance Committee – filed 7/6/12 by Justice Patience Drake Roggensack. Materials filed by Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. Staff memo to be circulated. VII. Discussion of Rule Petition 12-08: Petition to create SCR 74.02, Appointment of the Judicial Commission Members – filed 7/31/12 by Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. Staff memo to be circulated. VIII. Discussion of Rule Petition 12-09: In the matter of creation of Rules under Supreme Court Rules Ch. 80 and amendment of Supreme Court Rule 98.07, Publication of Rules by Publication Committee. Staff memo to be circulated. IX. Discussion of 2011 Wisconsin Act 209 creating a fee waiver program for veterans. Under the legislation, veterans who meet the eligibility requirements would receive a waiver of the initial licensing fee for most licenses granted by state agencies. The act also requests the Supreme Court to promulgate a rule waiving the initial admission fee for lawyers admitted to practice. See § 751.153. Letter to BBE & State Bar (sent 6/7/12) referring the matter for consideration and determination of whether a petition seeking a change to the court rules might be appropriate; response received. Staff memo circulated 9/7/12. X. Discussion of DTP’s memorandum on Justice on Wheels. Court agreed to place this item on open administrative conference. XI. Discussion of Rules Petition 12-01 Report on Court’s Rule Making Function—awaiting PDR’s draft XII. Information Item: The Guidelines Form and the “form” letters have been revised to ask the petitioner whether the rule has retroactive application. 9:30 a.m.
   Business Events
· 23rd Women and Public Policy Luncheon: Women, Money, & Power
Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
· British-American business networking event
· MMAC/COSBE Executive Roundtable Preview for Small Business
· PDS 2012 Technology Conference
Frontier Airlines Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
   Other
· EdTogether panel discussion Madison Club, Lake Dining Room, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.
· Gov. Walker attends Bluemound Road ribbon cutting ceremony
DoubleTree Hotel, 18155 Bluemound Road, Brookfield. Madison—Governor Scott Walker will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of construction on a major section of Bluemound Road, and the attraction about about 20 new businesses to the area. Contact: Cullen Werwie, Office of Governor Scott Walker 608-267-7303 9 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Madison school
Lindbergh Elementary School, Classroom 118, 4500 Kennedy Road, Madison. Governor Walker to Celebrate 225th Anniversary of U.S. Constitution Ratification with Students in Madison Madison-Governor Walker’s “Constitution Tour” makes a stop in Madison on Wednesday. Governor Walker is meeting with students across the state in recognition of 225th anniversary of the ratification of our founding document, the U.S. Constitution. Contact: Cullen Werwie, Office of Governor Scott Walker 608-267-7303 2 p.m.
· Madison Ald. Bidar-Sielaff addresses Madison Rotary Club
Inn on the Park, Madison.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Racine forum with Assistant U.S. Commerce Secretary
Wingspread, 33 E. Four Mile Road, Racine. Discussion with Guevara to Focus on Tri-State Collaboration for Growth Racine, WI—The SE Wisconsin regional collaborative, the regional economic development organization, will host Tom Guevara, Assistant Secretary, US Department of Commerce, and Economic Development Administration for a special discussion geared to business/industry leaders and elected officials. The session will take place September 19th at Wingspread in Racine from 1:00- 3:00 pm, seating is limited. Guevara and others will focus on the Economic Development Administration and how Southeastern Wisconsin can benefit from tri-state collaborative efforts to stimulate growth utilizing the results of the recent study completed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the world’s leading think-tank on economic devel­opment.  “The OECD Review provides a roadmap for how to improve the regional economy.  If executed upon, this region will be highlighted both nationally and internationally for its best practices” said Guevara.  The Tri-State Alliance for Regional Development, a consortium of the 21 county metropolitan regions (northwest Indiana, northeast Illinois, and southeast Wisconsin) involved in the OECD effort, is being launched and currently based out of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce. The Forum, as well as other regional organizations continue to engage with this group representing SE Wisconsin’ interests. To register, contact Shannon Doepke at 312-494-6734 or sdoepke@chicagolandchamber.org. 1 p.m.
· Wisconsin Lean Government Conference
Holiday Inn & Convention Center, Stevens Point.

September 20
   Fundraisers
· Cocktail reception for Rep. Chris Kapenga
Home of Barbara & Tim Michels, 6831 N. Highway 83, Hartland. $100 per couple Please make checks payable to: Taxpayers for Kapenga For questions, or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or via email at Laura@Graltonconsulting.com. 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 1st CD candidate Rob Zerban
Best Western Harborside Inn, 5125 6th Ave., Kenosha. Special guests: Senator Bob Wirch, Minority Leader Rep. Peter Barca and Rep. John Steinbrink Hors d’oeuvres and parking are free. Cash bar. All contributions gratefully accepted. Please make checks payable to Rob Zerban for Congress. Contact Hudson Diehl at 262.564.6920 or Hudson@RobZerban.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 38th AD candidate Scott Michalak
Carp's Landing, 103 N. Main St., Lake Mills. Guest Speakers Representative Sondy Pope-Roberts and Representative Gary Hebl. Suggested donation is $25. RSVP: (608) 622-2310 * www.michalakforassembly.com Committee to Elect Michalak, 433 Waterloo Rd. Marshall, WI 53559 7 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Paul Farrow
Bonfyre American Grille, Arbor Gates Towers, 2601 W. Beltline Highway, Madison. PLEASE JOIN US with Fmr. Lieutenant Governor Margaret Farrow for an event honoring Candidate for State Senate Paul Farrow 5:30 p.m.
· Reception in support of 18th SD candidate Rick Gudex
Robbins Restaurant, 1810 Omro Road, Oshkosh. With Special Guests: Senator Scott Fitzgerald, Senator Glenn Grothman, Senator Luther Olsen, Senator Mike Ellis, Senator Joe Leibham, Senator Rob Cowles, Senator Leah Vukmir, Senator Frank Lasee Suggested contribution $50 per person $75 per couple RSVP to senate@wisgop.org or by calling 920-922-1383 Gudex for Senate PO Box 1381 Fond du Lac, WI 54936 5 p.m.
· Women for John Spiros fundraiser
The Great Dane, 2305 Sherman St., Wausau. Special guest speaker: Rachel Campos-Duffy All contributions gratefully accepted. Please make checks payable to: Spiros for State Assembly 1406 East Fillmore Marshfield, WI 54449 Website: www.spiros4stateassembly.com 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Select Committee on Mining informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce 15th anniversary
Promega BTC Atrium, 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg. Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce Celebrates 15 Years With September Cheese and Wine Tasting FITCHBURG Wis. – The Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 15th anniversary in style on Sept. 20, with a Wisconsin artisan cheese and wine tasting at the Promega BTC Atrium. Tickets to the flavor fest are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Hosted inside the elegant Promega BTC Atrium, at 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway in Fitchburg, attendees will enjoy 15 exclusive Wisconsin artisan cheeses paired with 15 different wines for a unique tasting extravaganza. “Celebrating 15 years with 15 Wisconsin artisan cheeses and wines seems like the perfect way for our Chamber to recognize the community for its growing success,” said Angela Kinderman, Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce Executive Director. “We look forward to connecting with friends, old and new, on Sept. 20.” To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.wicheesefest.com/store/fitchburg-chamber or call the Chamber at 608-288-8284. The event is a fundraiser for the Fitchburg Chamber of Commerce. Contact: Bethany Klein 608-288-8284 bklein@fitchburgchamber.com 5 p.m.
   Other
· DPI Superintendent Evers State of Education address Rotunda, State Capitol.
· Madison Great Neighborhoods-Great Places Neighborhood press conference Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· PSC telephone hearing
Pepin Village Hall, 508 2nd St., Pepin. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 4600-WR-102) Application of Pepin Municipal Water Utility, Pepin County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Romney Campaign rally with Ann Romney
Old Gym, Marquette University, 1530 W. Clybourn St., Milwaukee. Boston, MA – On Thursday, Ann Romney will hold a rally at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. CONTACT: Romney Press Office 857-288-3610 11:30 a.m.
· Transportation Finance & Policy Commission Hill Farms State Transportation Building, 4802 Sheboygan Ave., Room 364, Madison.

September 21
   Fundraisers
· 9th annual TGT Charity Inc. Tommy G. Thompson charity golf outing
Door Creek Golf Course, Cottage Grove. 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start - Reception, Dinner and Silent Auction to Follow Please visit http://www.tgtcharity.org for more information. 12:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Health, Revenue, Tax Fairness, and Insurance informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce "Eggs & Issues"
Charter Business Conference Room, 101 N. Farwell St., Ste. 101, Eau Claire.
· MMAC International Manufacturers’ Network Meeting
Oshkosh Corporation, 2211 Oregon St., Oshkosh.
· WPS Power Breakfast
Pfister Hotel/Grand Ballroom, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
   Other
· PSC hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6680-FR-105) Application of Wisconsin Power and Light Company for Authority to Adjust Rates in Accordance with its 2013 Fuel Cost Plan 9:30 a.m.
· Sen. Erpenbach, Rep. Richards host health care forum
411 South, State Capitol. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Wisconsin Senator Jon Erpenbach and Representative Jon Richards invite you to a forum on the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act Featuring: Kenneth Munson-Regional Director of the United States Department of Health and Human Services Senator Jon Erpenbach 608-266-6670 10 a.m.
· WASDA Fall Superintendents Conference
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.

September 22
   Fundraisers
· 1st District GOP Fall Fest
· Barn party fundraiser for 37th AD candidate Mary Arnold
Roche's Party Barn, W 10581 County Highway TT, Columbus. Host: $100 Suggested donation: $25 All donations gratefully accepted RSVP: 920-318-0037 or e-mail mary@maryarnoldforwisconsinassembly.org Mary Arnold for Wisconsin Assembly 954 Dix St., Columbus. WI 53925 www.maryarnoldforwisconsinassembly.org *All Contributions Welcome 5 p.m.
· President Obama addresses Milwaukee grassroots event
Henry Maier Festival Park, 654 E. Polk St., Milwaukee. MADISON— Exactly one month before early voting begins in Wisconsin, President Obama will deliver remarks at a grassroots event in Milwaukee on Saturday, September 22. In Milwaukee, President Obama will discuss the choice in this election between moving the country forward with his vision for continuing to create an economy that’s built to last, or going back to the same failed top-down economic policies that crashed our economy and punished the middle class. The President will lay out what’s at stake for middle class families and his plan to continue to restore middle-class security by paying down our debt in a balanced way that ensures everyone pays their fair share and still invests in the things we need to create jobs and grow our economy over the long term, like education, energy, innovation, and infrastructure. CONTACT: Gillian Morris, GMorris@barackobama.com, (414) 339-1971 2:30 p.m.
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference
· CRG Network 'We Did Build It!' event Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha.
· Founders’ Intent rally
N. Hamilton St. entrance, State Capitol. CONCERNED WISCONSIN RESIDENTS to host REJECT ACTIVIST JUDGES! DAY Racine, WI – June 5th was the day Wisconsin voters put an end to 18 months of drama, manipulation of our system and outside national pressures on local Wisconsin governing, when our state overwhelmingly re-elected our Governor. It was a win for the administration, but even moreso for the Conservative agenda and the People of this state. Founders’ Intent, with other constitutional conservatives around the state will hold a rally on Saturday, September 22nd from 10:00 to 11:00am in Dane County at the State Capitol for the purpose of immediately reminding judges they are consistently ruling against the democratic majority in this great State. That is not their duty as sworn judicial officials. Overturning hunter-friendly DNR regulations, duly-passed Voter ID laws, and interference on Act 10 are just a few of the many examples of abusing their power. We demand they respect the other two branches of government and allow our state to run by the consent of the People. Our State Constitution needs judges that apply the law the People write, not reinterpret it. Speakers will include Ross Brown, local activist and leader – We The People of The Republic; a former judge; a State legislator; Jenny Beth Martin – Tea Party Patriots; Paris Procopis, an activist and strategist; Ed Willing – Lead Instructor, Executive Director of FoundersIntent.org. FoundersIntent.org, Inc. is a 501c4 dedicated to the education and awareness of local and federal constitutions, and the reasons why we are a Republic; furthermore, FI helps equip local communities to get involved on a local level in creating future change. For information: https://www.facebook.com/events/408964145823690/ 10 a.m.

September 23
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin
Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. With Special Guest: The Honorable Russ Feingold Guest: $100 Contact Joe Somers at jsomers@tammybaldwin.com or at (414) 939-8366 to sponsor or RSVP. 5:30 p.m.
   Other
· Sierra Club celebrates National Plug In Day
· Wisconsin Counties Association annual conference La Crosse Center & Radisson Hotel, La Crosse.
· “Stop the Romney Economy” rally
630 W. Delavan Drive, Janesville. Lower wages, reduced benefits, losing jobs to China . . . “Bain Workers Bus Tour” Stopping in Janesville Sunday Employees of companies owned by Bain Capital hit the road to tell their stories, put faces on a “Romney Economy” JANESVILLE, Wis. – Armed with their personal experiences with Mitt Romney’s vision for the American economy, workers from companies owned by Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney founded and continues to profit from, are touring battleground states by bus to tell voters about the dangers of a “Romney economy.” Their bus pulls into town at 3 pm on Sunday at the closed General Motors plant, a symbol of the fate they say lies in store for more Americans if Romney is elected president. These workers know firsthand how Bain Capital makes money: buying up companies and then loading them with debt, reducing workers’ wages and benefits, and shipping jobs overseas. Among them are employees of Sensata, a Bain-owned manufacturing company based in Freeport, Ill., whose plant is scheduled to close by the end of the year when all their jobs will be shipped to China. Sensata workers are training their Chinese replacements now and have called on Romney repeatedly to save their jobs but their pleas have fallen on deaf ears. A crowd of supporters from organizations such as AFSCME Wisconsin Council 40, Rock County Progressives, UAW, People for the American Way, and Citizen Action Wisconsin will welcome the Bain workers with a rally and speakout. As residents of the home town of Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate, many say it’s especially important to stand in solidarity with the Bain workers. The Bain Workers Bus Tour plans a stop in the Quad Cities on Monday, in Milwaukee on Tuesday, then will wend its way across the country including stops in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. A special day of action is planned in mid-October when the bus arrives in Boston, headquarters for both the Romney campaign and Bain Capital. For more information and updates on the bus tour, visit www.BainWorkersBus.org. CONTACT: Janet Veum 414-630-5369 3 p.m.

September 24
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 34th AD candidate Rob Swearingen
Holiday Acres Resort, 406 S Shore Drive, Rhinelander. With Special Guest: Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Host levels available $500 Gold, $250 Silver, $100 Bronze $50 Suggested contribution All donations gratefully accepted Please make checks payable to: Friends of Swearingen 4485 Oakview Ln. Rhinelander, WI 54501 Please RSVP to Rob at (715) 493-9550 12 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 35th AD candidate Mary Czaja
The Refuge, 410 Highway 64 E., Antigo. With Special Guest Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Host levels Available: $500 Gold Sponsor $250 Silver Sponsor $100 Bronze Sponsor Suggested Donation $50 All donations gratefully accepted RSVP by September 20th to Hillary at Hillary.Vedvig@gmail.com or 608-669-4977 5:30 p.m.
· Joseph P. Mettner Foundation golf outing
Blackhawk Country Club,Madison. Please save the date for the third annual golf outing of the Joseph P. Mettner Foundation: September 24th, 2012 at Blackhawk Country Club. We want to cordially invite you to the third annual jPMF golf event will be held the afternoon/evening of Monday, September 24th at Blackhawk Country Club in Madison, Wisconsin. A shotgun start at 11:30am will be followed by a dinner, scholarship presentation and our live auction. Please visit the Foundation website at www.joemettner.org for the full schedule of events as well as more information about the Foundation, sponsorship opportunities and to see some great photos from last year's event. The Joseph P. Mettner Foundation, Inc. (jPMF) honors the life and public service of Joseph P. Mettner by providing scholarships to eligible students bound for the University of Wisconsin Law School. The scholarships will be provided to students who plan to pursue a life of public service as they enter the workforce. Public service includes, but is not limited to, careers in government service, public policy advocacy or non-profit representation. The jPMF is a 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions to jPMF are tax deductible.         11:30 a.m.
   Business Events
· DBIC ‘Keys to Profitability’ workshop
Madison Public Library, Sequoya Branch, Conference Room B, 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison. MADISON, Wis. – Whether you are a current or potential dairy or food processor, producer or business owner, understanding all aspects of your business is vital to your success. The Dairy Business Innovation Center (DBIC) is offering a “Keys to Profitability” workshop on Sept. 24 in Madison. By attending this workshop, you will gain insight on how to better analyze the critical components of your business, including pricing, product and promotion, for more effective business planning. ”Regardless of where businesses are in their life cycle (pre-start-up, start-up, growing, mature, or winding down) they can all benefit from an objective assessment of themselves,” says Rich Scheuerman, DBIC business strategy consultant, former dairy cooperative CEO, and workshop leader. “Whether its preparing an initial business plan, updating their financial projections, evaluating expansions or other major business strategy changes, or considering changes in ownership, business owners and managers should, and are expected by their investors and lenders, to have a clear vision of the financial sustainability of their organization.” The workshop will begin with a Pricing and Profitability session lead by Rich Scheuerman. Afternoon sessions include: Marketing & Brand Development: Beyond Labels with Andrea Neu, Looking Under the Right Rocks: Financing Value-Added Products in Today’s World with Jim Gage, and Pathways to Profitability: More Efficient Operational Planning and Effective Key Measures with Kelton Greenway. These professionals will share their knowledge and address specific business concerns from participants. This workshop will be held on Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Madison Public Library – Sequoya Branch, Conference Room B, 4340 Tokay Blvd. The cost for attending the workshop is $25 and includes lunch. For more information or to register, visit www.dbicusa.org/conferences.php. Contact: Kelsi Mayer, kelsirmayer@gmail.com 9:30 a.m.
   Other
· Academy Evening: Politics in the age of social media
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State St., Madison. MADISON—Facebook users are soon expected to hit the one-billion mark and Twitter users are posting upwards of 200 million tweets per day. Social media is a fast-growing phenomenon that is here to stay, and it’s no surprise that politicians and citizens alike have found ways to use it for political means. From Facebook pages for politcal groups of every stripe to politicians announcing their candidacies via Twitter, social media is redefining the rules of political discourse and campaigning. In a free Academy Evening talk entitled Social Media and Political Organizing: Slacktivism or Game-changer hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, Lewis Friedland and Michael Xenos will address social media as a rapidly growing force in American politics. This public event will take place Monday, September 24, at 7:00 pm in the lecture hall of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State Street. There will be ample time for audience Q&A and lively discussion with these leading experts. While the talk is free, interested attendees can reserve a seat through the Wisconsin Academy website at www.wisconsinacademy.org. Reserving a seat is encouraged, though some seats will be saved for walk-in attendees. About the Presenters Lewis Friedland is a professor in the UW–Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication and an affiliated professor in the Department of Sociology. Friedland founded and curently directs the Center for Communication and Democracy at UW–Madison. Michael Xenos is an associate professor of communication arts at UW–Madison who studies new media and civic engagement. Xenos is currently working on a research study with an Australian colleague that investigates patterns of social media use and political engagement among young people in three countries: Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Friedland and Xenos will discuss the latest research at the intersection of politics and social media. They will explore questions like: Does social media enable real dialogue among citizens with differing views, or merely create an echo chamber that reinforces previously-held opinions? Will social media augment or erode traditional media coverage of political campaigns and events? What role does social media play in person-to-person engagement in our 21st-century democracy? About Academy Evenings Academy Evening talks engage citizens in a wide variety of topics of public interest and feature leading thinkers, scholars, and artists from across Wisconsin and beyond. These free forums are intended to encourage participation in an intimate atmosphere that fosters discussion and builds community. The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters sponsors Academy Evenings regularly in Overture Center for the Arts in Madison and at other venues across the state. For more information on Academy Evenings, visit wisconsinacademy.org/talks. Contact: Jason A. Smith, communications director, 608.263.1692 x21 Jennifer Smith, Academy Evenings director, 608.263.1692 x12 7 p.m.
· MCFR presents Dr. Abdur Chowdhury
Rigadoon Room, Edgewater Hotel, 666 Wisconsin Ave., Madison.
· Wisconsin Counties Association annual conference La Crosse Center & Radisson Hotel, La Crosse.
· Young Americans for Liberty anti-war forum
2650 Humanities, UW-Madison. Students at UW-Madison Host Anti-War Activists at an Educational Forum on U.S. Foreign Policy “End the War on Terror!” says Young Americans for Liberty Madison, WI—Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) at UW-Madison have the honor of welcoming two speakers to the campus on Monday, September 24th at 7pm in 2650 Humanities. The Host of Antiwar Radio, Scott Horton, will argue the case against the war on terror overseas and the Independent Institute’s Anthony Gregory will expound upon the erosion of civil liberties domestically. This event is open to UW students, faculty and staff as well as authorized members of the media. "We’ve been involved in the War on Terror for over eleven years, and the influence of Al-Qaeda has only spread to additional regions with each U.S. military intervention," said Aaron McEvoy, co-president of UW-Madison YAL. "It’s time to recognize that this conflict is only prolonging violence and leading to the erosion of our rights here at home." YAL UW-Madison members will be present as an additional resource for attendees seeking more information about U.S. foreign policy and recent attacks on our liberty. Contact: Rebekah Bernhoft bernhoft.rebekah@gmail.com 414-690-5242 7 p.m.

September 25
   Fundraisers
· 2012 SSDC candidate roll out
Best Western Inn on the Park, Top of the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. Please Join Senate Majority Leader Mark Miller along with all of the Senate Dem Candidates for: The 2012 SSDC Candidate Roll Out $2,000 host $1,000 Sponsor $500 Friend State and Fed PAC accepted 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 62nd AD candidate Tom Weatherston
Badlanders Pub & Grill, 7922 S. Loomis Road, Wind Lake. Cash bar/ $25.00 suggested campaign event donation All Contributions Gratefully Accepted Please make checks payable to: Friends & Neighbors of Tom Weatherston P.O. Box 044033 Racine, WI 53404 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 70th AD candidate Nancy Vandermeer
The Colonial Bowling & Banquet Center, 1415 W. Wisconsin St., Sparta. With special guest Attorney General J.B.Van Hollen Suggested Minimum Contribution $25 Please Make Checks Payable To: Nancy 4 Wisconsin P.O. Box 704 Sparta, WI 54656 Questions & RSVP to Gail at 608 487 0654 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 85th AD candidate Pat Snyder
Nancy's JaMars, 4011 E. Wausau Ave., Wausau. With Special Guest Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Suggested Contribution: $50.00 Please send checks to: Friends of Pat Snyder P.O. Box 2071 Wausau, WI 54402 The event is sponsored by Marathon County Tavern League RSVP by Sept. 20th - email pat85assembly@gmail.com or call 715-359-5480 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Jim Brey for Assembly
715 New York Ave., Manitowoc. Host: Kevin and Laurie Crawford Representative Peter W. Barca, Assembly Democratic Leader Sponsor $250 Friend $100 Supporter $50 Suggested Donation $25 RSVP : j.brey@sbcglobal.net or 920.682.9713 Brey for 25th Assembly 809 South 25th Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220 *All Contributions Welcome 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Andy Jorgensen
Firefly Coffee House, 114 N Main St., Oregon. Friends of Andy Jorgensen Welcome You to a Meet and Greet with Andy Jorgensen and Special Guest, Dane County Executive, Joe Parisi Host - $250, Sponsor - $150, Friend - $100, Suggested Donation - $25 **No PAC Contributions RSVP: AndyJorgensen43@gmail.com or (815)-474-3973 Checks Payable: Friends of Andy Jorgensen at 1424 Endl Boulevard, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/16006 or andyjorgensen.com 5 p.m.
· Meet and greet with 72nd AD candidate Justin Pluess
The Argus, 123 E. Main, Madison. Host: $250, Co-Host: $150. RSVP: Margie (928) 830-8875 or margieb@wisdems.org Justin Pluess for Assembly 421 Witter Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 All Contributions Welcome 5:30 p.m.
· Reception for Rep. Steve Doyle
Home of Loren Kannenberg, 322 S. 23rd St., La Crosse. All Donations Welcome Friends of Steve Doyle | N5525 Hauser Road | Onalaska, WI 54650 Questions? Call: (262) 914-1571 6 p.m.
· Reception in support of 30th SD candidate John Macco
Mackinaws, 2925 Voyager Drive, Green Bay. With Special Guests: Senator Scott Fitzgerald, Senator Rob Cowles, Senator Alberta Darling, Senator Mike Ellis, Senator Glenn Grothman, Senator Frank Lasee, Senator Joe Leibham, Senator Terry Moulton, Senator Luther Olsen Suggested minimum contribution: $30 per person or $50 per couple. PAC Accepted RSVP to: senate@wisgop.org or by calling 608-257-8035 Macco for Senate PO Box 896 Green Bay, WI 54305 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
Ramada Inn and Convention Center, Grand Hall, 205 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Biotechnology informational hearing
Dreyfus University Center, Laird Room North, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point.
· Senate Select Committee on Mining informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations
Legendary Waters Resort and Casino, Red Cliff.
· Supreme Court open administrative conference
Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol. (open conference agenda to be continued, if necessary, at open conference calendared for Sept. 27) Open Administrative Conference I. Discussion of matters not completed in Sept. 19 open administrative conference II. Discussion of Rules Petition 12-10: Petition for Amendment to Supreme Court Rule 22.24 Relating to Costs Assessments in the Lawyer Regulation System, filed 09/11/12 by Keith Sellen, Director of OLR (staff memo to follow) 9 a.m.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Streetcar DBE meeting
Department of Public Works, Zeidler Municipal Building, First Floor, 841 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. You are cordially invited to participate in a discussion surrounding the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal Setting process for the Milwaukee Streetcar project. The project planning process is moving forward and your input on an appropriate DBE participation goal is greatly appreciated and necessary. This federally funded transportation project will bring new life and excitement to downtown Milwaukee through the construction of a modern electric, fixed rail transportation system and new maintenance facility. The Streetcar project will create construction opportunities during and after system construction. THIS MEETING IS STRICTLY RELATED TO THE DBE CONTRACT GOAL SETTING PROCESS. The DBE goal setting process is a requirement of the Federal Transportation Authority (FTA) - the primary funding source for the Streetcar, as well as the utilization of the DBE designation for participation purposes. ALL INTERESTED FIRMS, REGARDLESS OF DBE CERTIFICATION, ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. This is a grand opportunity to discuss the DBE goal setting process and share your ideas on creating a strong and feasible DBE participation program. IMPORTANT NOTE: It is critical that we have an accurate count of all who plan to join us, to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. If you will attend, please register now! 4 p.m.
· WIN-Madison
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· City of Milwaukee Commissioner Bevan Baker addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. The City of Milwaukee Health Department is Wisconsin’s largest local public health agency and a national leader in the field. The Health Department provides services to enhance the health of individuals and families, promote healthy neighborhoods, and safeguard the health of the Milwaukee community. Public health encompasses a broad spectrum of issues that greatly impact every aspect of daily life. This talk presents information on three top public health priorities: teen pregnancy, infant mortality, and infectious disease. Commissioner Bevan Baker will provide insight into the innovative and creative strategies employed by the Health Department to address these priorities. 12 p.m.
· Government Accountability Board press conference
212 E. Washington Ave., 3rd floor, Madison. MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, regarding the importance of voter registration before Election Day in November. The news conference will be held at the G.A.B. office at 212 East Washington Avenue, Third Floor, Madison. The National Association of Secretaries of State has declared September to be National Voter Registration Month and September 25 to be National Voter Registration Day. In Wisconsin, elections are administered by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Board. The Board’s director and general counsel, Kevin J. Kennedy, is Wisconsin’s chief election official. Kennedy will discuss voter registration, new technology to assist voters, as well as the Board’s “Back to Basics” initiative for the November election. CONTACT: Reid Magney, 608-267-7887 11 a.m.
· League of Wisconsin Municipalities press conference
Senate Parlor, State Capitol. The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is conducting a press conference on Tuesday, September 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the Senate Parlor of the State Capitol. League President Lee Meyerhofer, Kaukauna Council President, will be joined by municipal officials from around the state. The purpose of the press conference is to: 1. Offer the Governor and the Legislature congratulations for DOR’s recent good news that state tax collections for this fiscal year are $126.6 million ahead of the agency’s estimates. 2. Discuss the League’s request of the Governor and the Legislature to use a portion of the state’s revenue growth to restore the $48 million cut in shared revenue included in the current state budget. The following municipal officials will be present: Council President Willie Hines, Milwaukee Alderman Terry Witkowski, Milwaukee Mayor Dan Devine, West Allis Mayor Justin Nickels, Manitowoc Village President Mike West, Fox Point Village President John Small, Marathon City Mayor Paul Fisk, Lodi Mayor Jerry Wehrle, Lancaster 2 p.m.
· Milwaukee Press Club Annual Meeting
· National Voter Registration Day press conference
City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI – On Tuesday, September 25, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) in conjunction with members of the Congressional Black Caucus will host a press conference recognizing National Voter Registration Day at 11:00am at the Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda. This press conference will seek to: · register constituents to vote; · re-register members of the community to vote; · encourage those who are unable to go to the polls, to register to vote absentee; · inform voters about suppressive laws that could affect Wisconsin voters, and; · bring awareness to voters and the media about voting rights and our fight against suppressive measures. “Immediately following the 2008 election, many states, including our home state of Wisconsin, have enacted or proposed strict voting laws that impose unfair restrictions on eligible voters across the country,” said Rep. Gwen Moore. “It has been estimated that block-the-vote efforts through restrictive voting legislation could prevent as many as 5 million people from registering to vote and/or casting a ballot this election year nationwide. “My colleagues and I are fighting back because voting is a fundamental right of every American citizen. Not only is voting historically relevant, it is a critically important issue to our community. Moreover, the restrictive voting laws disproportionately affect minorities, the elderly, the young, and low-income communities. During this election year, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are doing all we can to protect voting rights and to ensure that no eligible voter is turned away from the ballot box. Our members are doing everything from speaking out vocally against restrictive state voting laws, to proposing federal legislation to maintain access to the ballot box, working with local and state elected officials and working with outside organizations to educate voters on the voting laws within their states. I cordially invite you to join me in making sure all Americans are registered on National Voter Registration Day.” With: Congresswoman Gwen Moore Mayor Tom Barrett Alderwoman Milele Coggs Attorney James Hall- President of the NAACP, Milwaukee Branch Attorney Richard Saks- Hawks, Quindel SC, Attorneys at Law Contact: Nicole Y. Williams or Staci Cox (202) 225- 4572 11 a.m.
· PSC public hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6680-CE-174) Application of Wisconsin Power and Light Company to Install a Dry Flue Gas Desulfurization System at the Edgewater Generating Station on Unit 5 10 a.m.
· SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher presents ""Universities as Engines of Economic Growth" Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison.
· Wisconsin Counties Association annual conference La Crosse Center & Radisson Hotel, La Crosse.
· “Stop the Romney Economy” rally
City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. “Bain Worker Bus Tour” Stopping in Milwaukee Tuesday Employees of companies owned by Bain Capital hit the road to put faces on a “Romney Economy” and get out the vote MILWAUKEE – A contingent of workers from companies owned by Bain Capital, the private equity firm Mitt Romney founded and continues to profit from, will make a stop here on Tuesday morning as part of their national bus tour of battleground states. The bus will stop near City Hall, where Bain workers will be welcomed by a crowd of supporters from organizations such as AFT 212, Citizen Action Wisconsin, We Are Milwaukee, UAW, People for the American Way, and AFSCME Wisconsin Council 40. The Bain Worker Bus will pull in at approximately 11:45 am, shortly after the scheduled National Voter Registration Day press conference with Rep. Gwen Moore, Mayor Tom Barrett, and others. The workers on the bus are on a nationwide tour urging people to vote and spreading the word about the dangers of a “Romney Economy.” The Bain workers know firsthand about the Mitt Romney/Bain Capital strategy for making money: buying up companies and then loading them with debt, reducing workers’ wages and benefits, and shipping jobs overseas. Among them are employees of Sensata, a Bain-owned manufacturing company based in Freeport, Ill., whose plant is scheduled to close by the end of the year when all their jobs will be shipped to China. Sensata workers are training their Chinese replacements now and have called on Romney repeatedly to save their jobs but their pleas have fallen on deaf ears. The Bain Worker Bus Tour was in Janesville on Sunday and plans stops in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday and Detroit on Thursday as it wends its way across the country. Other stops are set for Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. A special day of action is planned in mid-October when the bus arrives in Boston, headquarters for both the Romney campaign and Bain Capital. For more information and updates on the bus tour, visit www.BainWorkerBus.org. CONTACT: Janet Veum 414-630-5369 11:45 a.m.

September 26
   Fundraisers
· 44 Plays for 44 Presidents for Obama
Forward Theater, Playhouse, Overture Center, Madison. by Andrew Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genervra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston, and Karen Weinberg. (There is limited seating) SPONSORSHIP LEVELS: PREZ: $440 Couple ($220 Single): • 6:00 back stage tour with Director Jennifer Uphoff Gray. • 6:30 Pre-Performance reception. • Preferred seating. • Post-Performance reception: Guest speaker Director Jennifer Uphoff Gray and Principals. • Light desserts and cash bar. VP: $100 Single ticket: • Reserved seating. • Post-Performance reception: See above. • Light desserts and cash bar. The ticket prices reflect a donation for the Presidential campaign. MAKE YOUR RESERVATION: https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/twink Questions call Claudia Pogreba at 435-669-3908. 7:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
Ramada Inn and Convention Center, Grand Hall, 205 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire.
· State Building Commission
Governor's Conference Room, 115 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Manufacturing First Expo & Conference
KI Convention Center, Green Bay.
· Upper Midwest Planning Conference
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· WIN-Northeast
   Other
· DOJ press conference
1578 S. 11th St., Milwaukee. MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to invite area media to join him, representatives from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and representatives from law enforcement to discuss the next national prescription drug “Take Back Day,” being held nationwide this Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wisconsin residents have proven to be national leaders in this important effort to rid household cabinets of expired, unwanted or unneeded prescription drugs, dropping them off in record volumes for proper disposal. Attorney General Van Hollen, Assistant Special Agent in Charge James F. Bohn from the DEA and Regional Director Eric Nitschke from the Wisconsin DNR encourage media to attend tomorrow’s news conference to learn more about the dangers associated with the abuse of prescription drugs. The news conference will be held September 26, 2012, at 1:00 pm at the Wisconsin State Crime Lab – Milwaukee. The address is 1578 South 11th Street, Milwaukee. According to the DEA, the federal agency leading this nationwide effort, citizens across the country turned in a record 552,161 pounds (276 tons) of unwanted or expired medications at the last Take Back Day in April 2012. In Wisconsin, a record 37,642 pounds, or 18.7 tons, worth of prescription drugs were dropped off at collection sites throughout the state. More information about the risk associated with prescription drugs is available at www.dea.gov Contact: Dana Brueck 608/266-1221 1 p.m.
· Gov. Walker addresses Wisconsin Grocers Association Conference
Kalahari Resort, Aloeswood Room, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Baraboo. Madison–Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will speak at the Wisconsin Grocers Association Annual Conference. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-266-2169 9:30 a.m.
· Gov. Walker launches "In Wisconsin" brand
WEDC/Tommy G. Thompson Commerce Center, First Floor Conference Room, 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison. Madison–Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will launch the “In Wisconsin” marketing campaign to create awareness among Wisconsin business leaders of the benefits of starting, growing, or expanding a business in Wisconsin. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-266-2169 2 p.m.
· Milwaukee Co. Exec. Abele previews 2013 budget proposal
Moody Park, N. 22nd St. and Burleigh St., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will offer the public and media a preview of his 2013 Budget Proposal at Moody Park at noon on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012. County Executive Abele will formally present his budget to the County Board the following day. Abele’s $1.3 billion budget will improve services and public safety without raising taxes. It also includes money for significant upgrades to the long neglected Moody Park and a comprehensive plan to improve a number of other central city parks. “Despite facing a $28 million deficit, this budget doesn’t raise taxes or include furlough days,” Abele said. “I look forward to working with the County Board on this budget and continue moving Milwaukee County toward a sustainable path.” Supervisor David Bowen, who's district Moody Park is in, will introduce Abele and will be available to answer questions about the Moody Park proposal. Contact: Brendan Conway, Communications Director 414.278.5281 Office Brendan.Conway@MilwCnty.com 12 p.m.
· Parents for Public Schools of Milwaukee forum MPS Central Auditorium, 5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.
· PSC public hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5-UR-106) Joint Application of Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas LLC, both d/b/a We Energies, for Authority to Adjust Electric, Natural Gas, and Steam Rates 9:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited Capital Square 75th anniversary
Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. Madison Ducks Unlimited Committee Announces Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited Capital Square 75th Anniversary Event – Governor Walker and Representative Kind to speak Madison, WI, September 5, 2012 — The Madison, Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited Committee announces the Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited Capital Square 75th Anniversary event to be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 5:30 PM at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club, 1 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI. Since its founding in 1937, DU has conserved, restored and protected more than 12 million acres of wetlands habitat in North America. This habitat is critical to the waterfowl and wildlife that dependent upon it for survival, but its impact goes well beyond that, to public and environmental health. Started by four sportsmen on a mission to save North America's waterfowl populations—and the continent's strong waterfowling traditions—DU's humble beginnings came during the Great Depression and one of the worst droughts in history, far from ideal circumstances. But seven decades later, Ducks Unlimited is celebrating 75 years of conservation success due to the tireless support and efforts of DU's founders, generations of DU members and supporters, volunteers, partners and champions of the organization's conservation mission. Ducks Unlimited's conservation programs have always had a strong biological foundation. That science and research tradition continues today with hundreds of studies to address the habitat needs of waterfowl. Although a great deal of work has been done and many important questions answered, there is still much to learn about how the birds respond to landscape, habitat and environmental changes. DU uses various methods to conserve wetlands and valuable habitat in priority areas for North American waterfowl, including; restoring grasslands and watersheds, replanting forests, working with landowners and other conservation partners, acquiring land and conservation easements, and through the establishment of management agreements. Ducks Unlimited also serves as a voice for waterfowl in Washington, D.C and in all 50 states through its public policy initiatives. Each year Congress and state legislatures make important decisions about wildlife habitat conservation programs that directly impact the long-term health of waterfowl populations. Whether they are working on Capitol Hill, on the White House staff, within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of Interior, and within state agencies and legislatures, DU’s offices in Washington, D.C., its regional offices, and Memphis, TN headquarters help to educate lawmakers across the country who must make these decisions by identifying opportunities to significantly fund waterfowl programs, promoting duck-friendly policies, and discouraging harmful ones. The Madison DU Committee is hosting the Capital Square event to highlight the 75th Anniversary and also to recognize Wisconsin’s waterfowl and wetland conservation accomplishments. Last year, DU reached a milestone of conserving over 100,000 acres of habitat in the state. Our volunteers recognize that we couldn’t have reached either the anniversary or the acres conserved milestones without the collaborative efforts of our nearly 33,000 members in Wisconsin and the work of national and state legislators, federal and state agencies, other non-profit conservation organizations that partner with DU, business leaders and individuals. This first-of-its-kind event in Wisconsin is an effort to recognize the support and collaboration between these groups. Currently, our invited speakers include; Governor Scott Walker, U.S. Representative Ron Kind and DU Chief Executive Officer Dale Hall. To reserve tickets, be an event sponsor, make a donation or for to obtain more information, please contact Brian Koch - Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited Capital Square 75th Anniversary Committee Chairman at (608) 345-5355 or by email at brian.j.koch@ampf.com or visit http://www.ducks.org/wisconsin/events/28603/capitol-square-75th-anniversary-celebration To learn more about Ducks Unlimited’s on-the-ground work in Wisconsin visit http://www.ducks.org/wisconsin/wisconsin-projects 5:30 p.m.
· Wisconsin Education Fair
Schuldes Sports Center, St. Norbert College, De Pere. DE PERE, WIS.: The annual Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) will be held at St. Norbert College in the Schuldes Sports Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 and 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. Over 100 colleges, universities, technical schools and military groups will be on hand to meet and recruit prospective students and answer questions about their post-secondary institution. This event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about post-secondary options. For more information on the event, visit the WEF website at http://wefs.org/ or contact Eric Wagner at (920) 403-3005 or eric.wagner@snc.edu. 6:30 p.m.
· Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
201 W. Washington Ave., Suite 700, Madison. 9 a.m.

September 27
   Fundraisers
· Election kickoff event for Deb Kolste
Home of Cathy Myers and Roger Merry, 515 St. Lawrence, Janesville. Please join Senator Tim Cullen at a general election kickoff event for Deb Kolste. Refreshments will be available. Suggested donation, $50 Checks payable to Friends of Deb Kolste *All Contributions Welcome 5:30 p.m.
· Ice Cream for Melissa Sargent for Assembly
133 S. Brittingham Place, Madison. All donations gratefully accepted Please make checks payable to: Melissa Sargent for Assembly 5:30 p.m.
· Pluess and Pints event with 72nd AD candidate Justin Pluess
Andy's Bar and Grille, 410 E. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. Host: $50, Sponsor: $25 RSVP: Margie (928) 830-8875 or margieb@wisdems.org Justin Pluess for Assembly 421 Witter Street, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 Give Online: http://www.justinpluess.com/Invest 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Special committee on 911 Communications
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· African American Chamber of Commerce Women in Business series
Women's Club of Wisconsin, 813 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. The African American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) is launching the Women in Business Series: Hands Touching Hands, dedicated to supporting and advancing women entrepreneurs. Attend our first luncheon sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & Johnson Controls Inc. Guest Speaker: Reneé Amoore, Founder and President, The Amoore Group Reneé Amoore, a force to be reckoned with, has made her presence known within the Philadelphia region, throughout the state of Pennsylvania, and on both national and international levels. As founder and president of The Amoore Group, Inc., a conglomerate consisting of four thriving entities, Amoore has earned a reputation as a knowledgeable and hard-working entrepreneur, healthcare advocate, and political advisor. SEATING IS LIMITED SO RSVP TODAY! 11:45 a.m.
· MMAC: Learn from WI Companies Doing Biz in India
· SAGE Weston Roundtable Series
1163 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Ave., Madison. SAGE Weston Roundtable Series, Presented by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) SUSTAINABILITY IMPACTS OF MISO AND WISCONSIN ELECTRIC UTILITY OPERATIONS MITCHELL MYHRE Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Alliant Energy The environment in which Wisconsin electric utilities and the Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) operate is continuously evolving. With this evolution come changes in policies, sources and processes used to meet the electricity needs of customers in the Midwest. Within this changing environment, however, reliability is a constant paramount priority. This presentation will discuss some of the recent sustainability impacts of MISO and Wisconsin electric utilities including a discussion of policy, system and resource changes. Contact: Carol Barford for more information 4 p.m.
· SLWTA "Cross Cultural Conference Room"
Butterfly Club, 5246 E. County Road X, Beloit.
· South Shore Option 2.0 forum
Oak Creek Police Department Courtroom, 301 W. Ryan Road, Oak Creek. Milwaukee, WI – For the second year, Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik along with the mayors of the South Shore communities – Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi, South Milwaukee Mayor Thomas Zepecki, Cudahy Mayor Tony Day and St. Francis Mayor CoryAnn St.Marie-Carls – are co-sponsoring a unique, one-stop forum for constituents and the development community to hear from economic development staff and the Community Development Authorities (CDAs) of each city regarding economic development planning throughout the South Shore. The forum will also include Ted Torcivia, Airport Business Manager representing the new MKE Regional Business Park. Supervisor Jursik has stated that she is bullish on the South Shore. This forum will highlight the dynamic plans formulated by the CDAs with the leadership of their City Councils and Mayors. Jursik will provide updates on the Hoan Bridge, Lake Parkway (794) extension planning, the Aerotropolis initiative and the outlook for public transit. The new MKE Regional Business Park will also be introduced. Additionally, each agency will staff booths displaying aerial maps, mock-ups, elevations and planning materials of current or upcoming projects for public viewing and inquiries in an open-house setting. Information about the concept of Tax Incremental Financing will also be available. “This forum is again a rare opportunity for citizens to be a part of planning for multi-community development in one meeting and to learn about efforts toward economic growth in our South Shore communities,” said Supervisor Jursik. “I would like to thank Mayor Steve Scaffidi and the Oak Creek Police Department for hosting The South Shore Option 2.0 this year.” For more information, contact Supervisor Jursik at patricia.jursik@milwcnty.com or (414) 278-4231. 6 p.m.
· Upper Midwest Planning Conference
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· UW-Madison energy roundtable
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison. ALL OF THE ABOVE: ENERGY ROUNDTABLE WITH NANCY SUTLEY, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality Join us to discuss policies, technologies and incentives that will set the course for America's energy future. The panel will speak to challenges about broadening renewables and non-traditional energy sources as alternatives to fossil fuels in our energy portfolio. Featuring CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley, the principal environmental policy adviser to the President. PANEL: Nancy Sutley, Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality Gregory Nemet, Assistant Professor, Public Affairs and Environmental Studies Michael Corradini, Wisconsin Distinguished Professor, Engineering Physics Timothy Donohue, Principal Investigator and Director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center James Tinjum, Assistant Professor, Engineering Professional Development Moderated by Craig Benson, UW-Madison Director of Sustainability Research and Education Sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Office of Sustainability CONTACT: Steve Pomplun, (608) 263-3063 2:30 p.m.
· Wisconsin Business Alliance launch
9 a.m. Stowell Associates, 4485 North Oakland Ave., Milwaukee. 12 p.m. Original YMCA building, 400 W. Milwaukee St., Janesville. 2:30 p.m. Planet Propaganda, 605 Williamson St., Madison. This is a new nonpartisan, nonprofit membership organization representing representing business owners statewide -- including entrepreneurs, small businesses, and farm-based businesses -- who are committed to broad-based prosperity and a modern economy. 9 a.m.
· Wisconsin Science Festival
UW-Madison.
   Other
· DWD Exec. Assistant Maxwell congratulates DWD-Walgreens training graduates
James O. Wright Center, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, 6055 N. 91st St., Milwaukee. MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Executive Assistant Georgia Maxwell will recognize the first graduates of a DWD-Walgreens on-the-job training initiative for people with disabilities at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 27, 2012, at Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin in Milwaukee. In May, DWD and Walgreens began offering on-the-job training to people with disabilities as part of the drugstore chain’s Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI). Individuals have received training in retail and customer service at four Milwaukee area stores. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 1 p.m.
· Federalist Society presents "Wisconsin Supreme Court review and preview"
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.
· Kind Campaign 11th annual old-fashioned corn roast
La Crosse County Fairgrounds, West Salem. 6 p.m.
· Mid-America Press Institute/Wisconsin Newspaper Association joint conference
· Milwaukee Mayor Barrett 2013 budget address
Common Council Chambers, Third Floor, City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett will deliver his 2013 proposed budget for the City of Milwaukee to the Common Council during an address Thursday, September 27, at 9:00 a.m. in the Common Council Chambers. 9 a.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Reps. Jorgensen, Pocan press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Jorgensen and Pocan Set to Announce Plan to Protect American Jobs MADISON – State Representatives Andy Jorgensen (D-Fort Atkinson) and Mark Pocan (D-Madison) will announce a legislative plan to protect American jobs in a news conference set for Thursday, September 27th at 2:00 p.m. in the Assembly Parlor of the State Capitol. “The United States lost a staggering 2.7 million jobs to China in the past ten years – most in the manufacturing industry. Those losses have hit Wisconsin hard, and have made it tougher for our state to bounce back from the recession,” said Jorgensen. “Now, our jobs in ironworking and construction are also at risk, with the rise in use of pre-fabricated materials from China for major infrastructure projects. I take this economic threat seriously, and will work to preserve family-supporting jobs from being shipped overseas.” “When we buy American, we strengthen our economy,” said Rep. Pocan. “I look forward to sharing how our plan invests in Wisconsin workers, Wisconsin businesses and Wisconsin’s future.” Contact: Rebekah Sweeney, (608) 266-3790 2 p.m.
· White House Council on Environmental Quality chair visits MATC
Miguel Ayala (CEQ): 202-395-5428 Bill Bessette (Madison College): 608-769-6798 Perry Hibner (Middleton): 608-829-9014 White House’s Sutley to Tour Madison College Wind Energy Program, Visit Award-Winning High School WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, Nancy Sutley, President Obama’s principal environmental advisor and Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will tour Madison Area Technical College in Madison, WI, to learn about the school’s innovative wind energy initiative and job training program that is preparing students for the wind energy jobs of the 21st century. According to a recent report from the Department of Energy, in 2011, the United States was one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing wind markets in the world, with wind power representing 32 percent of all new electric capacity added in the U.S. President Obama has called on Congress to take action to create jobs and move our economy forward by extending the federal wind Production Tax Credit, which is set to expire at the end of this year unless Congress acts. This tax credit, which has bi-partisan support, has helped drive industry growth and create jobs. Industry leaders estimate 37,000 wind energy jobs are at risk if Congress fails to extend the tax credit – including jobs in Wisconsin. Uncertainty about the extension is already impacting wind energy businesses around the nation. Later, Chair Sutley will visit Middleton High School, which was recently selected as one of the first U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Green Ribbon Schools are recognized for reducing energy use, providing healthy learning environments, and providing effective environmental education that prepares students to succeed in the 21st century. 11 a.m. Madison Area Technical College, 3550 Anderson St., Madison. 12:45 p.m. Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol St., Middleton. 11 a.m.
· Wisconsin Education Fair
Schuldes Sports Center, St. Norbert College, De Pere. DE PERE, WIS.: The annual Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF) will be held at St. Norbert College in the Schuldes Sports Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 and 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. Over 100 colleges, universities, technical schools and military groups will be on hand to meet and recruit prospective students and answer questions about their post-secondary institution. This event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about post-secondary options. For more information on the event, visit the WEF website at http://wefs.org/ or contact Eric Wagner at (920) 403-3005 or eric.wagner@snc.edu. 9 a.m.

September 28
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 39th AD candidate Jim Grigg
Home of Mike & Lisa Derr, 104 Lakeshore Terrace, Beaver Dam. $20 per person, $30 per couple For more details and RSVP, contact Peggy Slez: (920) 326 - 3295 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· WGBA Sustainability and Energy Efficiency conference
Wisconsin Room, UW-Milwaukee Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee.
   Other
· First Lady Michelle Obama addresses grassroots supporters
Lawrence University, Alexander Gymnasium, 1100 E. South River St., Appleton. CHICAGO, IL – On Friday, September 28, First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Wisconsin, where she will speak to grassroots supporters in Appleton. The First Lady will speak about what’s at stake in this election for Wisconsinites, encourage them to help organize their communities between now and November and promote voter registration and voting through Own Your Vote. And, as part of the campaign’s It Takes One effort, the First Lady will ask every supporter to help grow Obama for America’s national grassroots network. The First Lady’s event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required due to limited space, and will be available to the public starting on a first-come, first-served basis at the following pick-up locations below. CROWD ACCESS INFORMATION: Tickets are available starting on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations and times: APPLETON Tickets are available on Tuesday, September 25, from 4:00-9:00 PM CDT, and if tickets are still remaining, on Wednesday, September 26, from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM CDT. Organizing for America – Appleton 506 W. College Avenue Appleton, WI 54911 Organizing for America – Green Bay 118 S. Chestnut Avenue Green Bay, WI 54304 Organizing for America – Oshkosh 480 N. Main Street Oshkosh, WI 54901 Tickets are available to students, faculty, and staff only on Tuesday, September 25, from 5:00-9:00 PM CDT. Lawrence University Warch Campus Center – Nathan Marsh Pusey Room Tickets are available to students, faculty, and staff only on Wednesday, September 26, from 4:00-7:00 PM CDT. Lawrence University Warch Campus Center – Gallery Hallway CONTACT: First Lady Press Office: (312) 985-1900 1 p.m.
· Gov. Walker, AG Van Hollen kick off “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign
Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, Drill Floor, 2400 Wright St., Madison. Madison—Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will join state and local law enforcement and Department of Homeland Security to unveil the “If You See Something, Say Something ™” initiative. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-266-2169 1 p.m.
· Mid-America Press Institute/Wisconsin Newspaper Association joint conference
· Milwaukee Press Club: Green Bay Packer Hall of Famer Willie Davis
· U.S. Senate debate
WMVS-TV, Milwaukee. Hosted by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. 8 p.m.

September 29
   Fundraisers
· Birthday fundraiser for Stephen Smith for Assembly
Barron County Fair Grounds 4 H Building, 147-187 Short St., Rice Lake. Host: Mary Hubler and Russ Rinsing Main gate is at the corner of Short St. and Main Host $250; Sponsor $100; Friend $25 *All Contributions Welcome RSVP: Jonathan Levine, jonathanl@wisdems.org, 715.629.1075 Smith for the 75th PO Box252 Rice Lake, 54868 Give online: https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/28841 11:30 a.m.
· Carol Beals for Assembly reception
Nelson Dewey State Park, Cassville. Jennifer & Jon Jackson and Jill & David Odegard Host: $200; Friend: $50 All contributions welcome Make check payable to: Friends of Carol Beals P.O. Box 49 Platteville, WI 53818 RSVP: Jenn Jackson at 608-330-0849 2 p.m.
   Business Events
· Co-op Connection 2012
   Other
· DVA Battle Cross Monument dedication
Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St., Union Grove. The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and Battle Cross, Ltd. will dedicate a new Battle Cross monument at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend. The Battle Cross memorial’s origins are in the Civil War, where the most convenient marker for a fallen soldier was the barrel of a soldier’s rifle stuck in the ground with his hat placed on top. Today, fellow military personnel and others sometimes still pay respect to fallen comrades by holding ceremonies at the site of a Battle Cross memorial. The monument at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery is inscribed, “All gave some – some gave all.” It was hand cast in Wisconsin by Thomas Queoff, a local artist. The statute weighs over 300 pounds and the entire memorial stands over nine feet tall from the ground to the top of the helmet. “This memorial will stand for generations to come and pay tribute to the men and women who gave their life for their country,” said John Scocos, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. “The men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice will be forever remembered.” The funds for the monument were raised by Battle Cross, Ltd., a non-profit organization. For more information about the Battle Cross monument or the ceremony, please contact Peter Pochowski, Vice President of Battle Cross, Ltd. at (414) 559-7487. The Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery is the largest of three veterans cemeteries in Wisconsin, all operated by the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans from World War I forward have been interred at the site. Contact: Carla Vigue, 608-266-0517 carla.vigue@dva.wisconsin.gov 11 a.m.

September 30
   Fundraisers
· Obama Campaign brunch fundraiser
Home of Barbara DeMain, 52 White Oaks Lane, Madison. Enjoy a Sunday Brunch with internationally renowned Ben Sidran An event for President Obama Irving Berlin Sponsor: $500 (will receive Ben’s signed book) Bob Dylan Sponsor: $250 (will receive Ben’s signed CD) Suggested Donation: $100 Please use this link if you can join us or want to donate: https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/bensidran or, you can write a check to Obama Victory Fund 2012, at the door or, please mail to: Sollingers, 1206 Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI 53703 11 a.m.

October 1
   Fundraisers
· ADCC Superior reception for Reps. Janet Bewley and Nick Milroy
Thirsty Pagan Brewing Company, 1623 Broadway St., Superior. All contributions welcome (FED PAC only) Make check payable to: ADCC P.O. Box 814 Madison, WI 53701 RSVP: Chanel Rose, 608-260-2407 or chanelr@wisdems.org 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 25th AD candidate Paul Tittl
The Club, 200 E. Waldo Blvd., Manitowoc. With Special Guest Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Host levels Available: $500 Gold Sponsor $250 Silver Sponsor $100 Bronze Silver Suggested Contribution $50 All Donations Gratefully Accepted. Please Make Checks Payable to: Friends of Paul Tittl 115 East Waldo Blvd. Manitowoc, WI 54220 Please RSVP to: (920) 901-0155 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· PSC public hearing on We Energies application to adjust electric, natural gas and steam rates
Ambassador Inn, 2301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. (Docket 5-UR-106) Joint Application of Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas LLC, both d/b/a We Energies, for Authority to Adjust Electric, Natural Gas, and Steam Rates 1 p.m.
· PSC public hearing on We Energies application to adjust electric, natural gas and steam rates
Best Western Plus Midway Hotel and Suites, 1005 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield. (Docket 5-UR-106) Joint Application of Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas LLC, both d/b/a We Energies, for Authority to Adjust Electric, Natural Gas, and Steam Rates 6 p.m.
   Business Events
· WPUI Energy Utility Basics
Fluno Center, UW-Madison.
   Other
· PSC public hearings
1 p.m. Ambassador Inn, Marquette Room, 2301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 6 p.m. Best Western Plus Midway Hotel and Suites, Underwood I Room, 1005 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield. MADISON - The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) will hold two public hearings in Southeastern Wisconsinon regarding the Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas (WEPCO) request to adjust its electric and natural gas rates. Citizens are encouraged to attend the hearings. Customers attending either hearing may provide written or oral comments. If customers cannot attend a public hearing, but would like to provide comments, an online participation option is available on the PSC's website at http://psc.wi.gov through October 1st. Participants should click on the "Public Comments" button on the PSC's homepage and click on the case title. The hearing locations are accessible to people in wheelchairs. Anyone requiring accommodations to participate should contact Docket Coordinator Candice Spanjar at 608-267-9537 Documents associated with WEPCO's application can be viewed on the PSC's Electronic Regulatory Filing System at http://psc.wi.gov/. Type case numbers 5-UR-106 in the boxes provided on the PSC homepage, or click on the Electronic Regulatory Filing System button. Contact: Kristin Ruesch or Matthew Pagel (608) 266-9600 Kristin.Ruesch@Wisconsin.gov or Matt.Pagel@Wisconsin.gov 1 p.m.

October 2
   Fundraisers
· Breakfast honoring U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin
Milwaukee Athletic Club, 757 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. $500 Per Person Please make checks payable to: “Friends of Dick Durbin” 200 East Jefferson Street Falls Church, VA 22046 RSVP: 414-224-9393 or Lori LaFave at (703) 304-8407 / lorilafave@aol.com 8 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Andy Jorgensen
Milwaukee Grill, 2601 Morse St., Janesville. Join Andy Jorgensen and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett at the Milwaukee Grill in Janesville Host - $500, Sponsor - $250, Friend - $100, Suggested Donation - $25 **No PAC Contributions RSVP: AndyJorgensen43@gmail.com or (815)-474-3973 Checks Payable: Friends of Andy Jorgensen at 1424 Endl Boulevard, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/16006 or andyjorgensen.com 5:30 p.m.
· Tenth annual golf classic with Sen. Alberta Darling
The Bog, 3121 County Road I, Saukville. 11:30 Registration/Box Lunch/Practice 1:00 Shotgun Start 5:30 Cocktail Reception/Awards Ceremony $1,200 per Foursome $1,000 Hole Sponsorship (doesn’t include golf) $300 per Person to Golf $500 per PAC $250 Reception Only Please make checks payable to: Friends of Alberta Darling 1478 Noridge Trail Port Washington, WI 53074 Questions or to RSVP contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 11:30 a.m.
   Business Events
· World Dairy Expo
Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
   Other
· Marquette Law School presents "On the Issues:" Hon. James A. Wynn, Jr.
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University, Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee Co. Exec. Abele addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. As County Executive, Chris is focused on providing important, effective and efficient services to residents, disciplined decision-making, and making the county more sustainable. County Executive Abele will be discussing how this attitude has affected the crafting of his 2013 recommended budget. He will discuss the highlights of the 2013 budget including no tax increase, no furlough days, $37 million in Capital projects (including substantial capital for Parks, the War Memorial building and the Zoo), and no cuts to public transit bus routes and no fare increases. 12 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Columbus Water and Light Department, 950 Maple Ave., Columbus. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. Conference Room (Docket 1300-ER-106) Application of the City of Columbus, Columbia and Dodge Counties, Wisconsin, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Increase Electric Rates 10 a.m.
· WWN Feminism in the Workplace panel discussion Memorial Union, Class of 1924 Reception Room, 800 Langdon St., Madison.

October 3
   Fundraisers
· Carol Beals for Assembly reception
Warming House Shelter, Lancaster Memorial Park, Lancaster. Host: $100; Friend: $50; Suggested donation for entry: $25 Make checks payable to: Friends of Carol Beals P.O. Box 49 Platrteville, WI 53818 RSVP: Kyle at 608-642-6492 or bealsforassembly@gmail.com 4 p.m.
· Reception for Sen. Jessica King
Louisanne's, 7464 Hubbard Ave., Middleton. Please Join Senate Majority Leader Mark Miller, Senator Jon Erpenbach and Senator Tim Cullen at: A Reception for Sen. Jessica King $1,00 Host $500 Sponsor $250 Friend Sorry, no PAC accepted 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Marquette University Business Leaders Forum luncheon
Alumni Memorial Union, 3rd floor, ballroom, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· St. Mary’s Hospital President Frank Byrne addresses Madison Rotary Club
Inn on the Park, Madison.
· World Dairy Expo
Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
   Other
· Dane Co. Judge Rebecca St. John investiture ceremony
Dane County Courthouse, Courtroom 1A, 215 S. Hamilton St., Madison. Judge Sarah O’Brien, former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager and Judge Brian Blanchard to Speak: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley to administer the oath The investiture of Judge Rebecca St. John as a Dane County Circuit Court Judge will take place on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in Courtroom 1A of the Dane County Courthouse, 215 S Hamilton Street in Madison. Judge St. John was appointed to succeed Judge Sarah O’Brien who retired from the bench in May 2012. “I am honored to serve the people of Dane County and to work with the outstanding judges on the Dane County Bench,” Judge St. John said. “I have a tremendous respect for the impact that circuit court judges have in both society-at-large and individual people’s lives. I am committed to being the kind of independent, fair, and thoughtful judge people expect and deserve.” Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley will administer the oath of office. Judge Brian Blanchard, of the Wisconsin Appeals Court and formerly Dane County District Attorney; Judge Sarah O’Brien; and former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager, who hired Judge St. John as an Assistant Attorney General will speak. Judge St. John came to the bench from the Wisconsin Department of Justice where she served as an Assistant Attorney General in the criminal appeals unit, handling over 200 cases in Wisconsin appellate courts and arguing cases in the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit. Before joining the Department of Justice, Judge St. John handled civil and criminal cases in trial and appeals courts in Washington, D.C. Judge St. John began her legal career at a D.C. law firm, Shea and Gardner, where she worked on complex civil litigation matters. Judge St. John left the law firm to work at a non-profit, The Children’s Law Center, where she represented children in abuse and neglect cases and guardians in special education, benefits, and custody matters. Judge St. John graduated from The University of Chicago Law School, where she was an editor of The University of Chicago Law Review. She has a masters degree from Oxford University in England and an undergraduate degree from The University of Chicago, were she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Judge St. John lives in Madison with her husband Kevin and their three children. Contact: Judge St. John 267-1566 4 p.m.
· Presidential debate
University of Denver, Denver, Colo. This is the first of three presidential debates planned. See details: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule 8 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· UW-Madison Chancellor Search and Screen Committee
260 Bascom Hall, UW-Madison.
· WisPolitics Luncheon: Sens. Mark Miller and Scott Fitzgerald
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Sens. Mark Miller, D-Monona, and Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, outline their strategies for key state Senate elections in November that will determine control of the chamber. The price for each lunch is $19. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m.; events end at 1 p.m. Pre-registration for each required: Call the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or email reception@madisonclub.org The sponsors for this year's Madison Club luncheon series are: American Family Insurance, Aurora Health Care, University Research Park, Wal-Mart, WHD Law, and Xcel Energy. 11:30 a.m.

October 4
   Fundraisers
· ADCC Milwaukee reception
Best Place at Historic Pabst Brewery, 901 W. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee. With Democratic Leader Peter Barca and Assistant Leader Sandy Pasch Host: $1000, Sponsor: $500, Friend: $250, Supporter: $100, RSVP: Dave Groshek, (608) 260-2425 or daveg@wisdems.org ADCC PO Box 814, Madison, WI 53701 Give Online : https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/19013 ***All Contributions Welcome (FED PAC ONLY) 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 18th AD candidate Evan Goyke
Best Western Inn on the Park, Top of the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. Evan Goyke for State Assembly District 18 Nancy Rottier Birthday Party Mother-Son celebration! Cake, comments and photos at 6:00 p.m. Peter Bock will serve as MC All contributions welcome. PAC accepted Website: goykeforassembly.com Additional contact information: evan.goyke@gmail.com 414-418-1768 Milwaukee 608-219-5237 Madison 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 35th AD candidate Kevin Koth
Fifth Avenue Restaurant, 714 5th Ave., Antigo. Host: $250; Sponsor: $100; Supporter: $50; Suggested: $35; All contributions welcome Make checks payable to: Friends of Koth W4987 Hoovie Road Tomahawk, WI 54487 RSVP: Andy Gill at 262-370-2629 or andyg@wisdems.org 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Andy Jorgensen
Stoughton Area Democratic Headquarters, 220 W. Main St., Stoughton. The Stoughton Area Dems Welcome Representative Andy Jorgensen Special Guest Representative Gary Hebl Suggeted Donation $25 RSVP: andyjorgensen43@gmail.com or with Ben at (815)-474-3973 Friends of Andy Jorgensen 1424 Endl Blvd. Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 Give Online: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/16006 **No PAC Contributions 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Dan Knodl
Home of John and Stephanie Benske, 9935 N. Valley Hill Drive, Mequon. Special Guest State Senator Alberta Darling $500.00 Gold Level Co-Host $250.00 Silver Level Co-Host $150.00 Bronze Level Co-Host Suggested donation $100.00 per couple Send Checks to: Knodl Assembly 24 N101W14475 Ridgefield Ct Germantown, WI. 53022 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Kathy Bernier
The Florian Gardens, Grand Trillium Ballroom, 2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire. With Special Guest Governor Scott Walker Host levels Available: $500 Gold Sponsor **** $250 Silver Sponsor *** $100 Bronze Silver Suggested Minimum Donation $50 ****Includes photo Opportunity with Governor Walker All donations gratefully accepted Please Send Checks to: Friends of Kathy Bernier 4511 110th St. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 RSVP by October 1st to Scott Rausch at (262) 716 3489 Required 11:30 a.m.
   State Government
· Special committee on Supervised Release and Discharge of Sexually Violent Persons
412 East, State Capitol.
· UW Board of Regents
Memorial Student Center, UW-Stout, Menomonie.
   Business Events
· Corporate Report Wisconsin golf outing
· Manufacturing Summit
Busch Precision Inc., 8200 N. Faulkner Road, Milwaukee.
· MMAC leadership dialogue with Co. Exec. Chris Abele
MMAC Offices, 756 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 400, Milwaukee.
· MWTA International Business Series: NAFTA & the Consul General of Canada
Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· SAGE Weston Roundtable Series
1163 Mechanical Engineering, 1513 University Ave., Madison. SAGE Weston Roundtable Series, Presented by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE) CLOSING THE WATER CYCLE, RECOVERING ENERGY AND RESOURCES IN THE CITIES OF THE FUTURE VLADIMIR NOVOTNY Northeastern University Water management paradigms in cities are unsustainable. The flows exemplify linear urban metabolism: long distance transfers of water and high energy use for transport, treatment and disposal of used water and solids. The worldwide Cities of the Future initiative features a new paradigm of water-centric sustainable communities. Cities of the Future distribute water and reclaim energy from used water in an urban metabolic cycle based on the four R's: reduce, reclaim, reuse and restore. Contact: Carol Barford for more information 4 p.m.
· World Dairy Expo
Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
   Other
· AFP-Wisconsin news conference
Madison VFW Hall, 133 E. Lakeside St., Madison. AFP-WISCONSIN HOLDING NEWS CONFERENCE WITH AFP NATIONAL PRESIDENT TIM PHILLIPS Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin will be holding a news conference detailing President Obama’s failing agenda ahead of the president’s visit to Madison Thursday afternoon. AFP National President Tim Phillips and the “Obama’s Failing Agenda” national bus tour will be on hand. For additional questions contact David Fladeboe at (414) 559-0281 or dfladeboe@afphq.org. 12 p.m.
· Center for American Progress public forum Racine Public Library, Racine.
· Dairy Business Association press conference
Clarion Suites, Michigan Room, Madison.
· DOJ public records and open meetings laws seminar
Carroll University, 214 Campus Center, College Ave. and East Ave., Waukesha.
· Gov. Walker visits Barron County Cooperative Day Celebration
Chibardun Telephone Co-Op Inc., Shop Floor, 401 S. 1st St., Cameron. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will visit the Barron County Cooperative Celebration. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 3:50 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Xcel Energy Sky Park
Xcel Energy Sky Park, 1414 W. Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will visit Excel Energy in Eau Claire. The visit will include a question-answer time with Xcel employees, followed by a tour of the facility. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 1:45 p.m.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University, Milwaukee.
· President Obama rally at UW-Madison
Bascom Mall, UW-Madison. MADISON – The day after his first Presidential Debate of this campaign season, President Obama will continue to lay out his plan to move America forward with a grassroots events on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At the event, the President will discuss the choice facing Americans in this election between two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and restore middle-class economic security. He will also encourage supporters to register to vote and to vote early. In Wisconsin, early voting begins on Monday, October 22 and closes on November 2. Residents of Wisconsin can also register and vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6. Thursday’s event is free and open to the public – but an RSVP is required for entry into the event. Those who wish to attend must RSVP online at www.barackobama.com/Madison2012. To pass through security, guests must display their receipt on their mobile device or have a printed copy of their RSVP. DOORS OPEN: 12:00 PM CDT Thursday, October 4, 2012 If members of the public choose to RSVP in person, they may visit any of the following OFA offices: OFA Field Office- Beloit 314 State Street Beloit, WI OFA Field Office – Janesville 111 W Milwaukee Janesville, WI OFA Field Office – Madison State Street 222 State Street Madison, WI OFA Field Office - Milwaukee 231 E. Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI OFA Field Office – Madison South Side 2801 W. Beltline, Madison, WI OFA Field Office – Madison West 1001 Fourier Drive Madison, WI OFA Field Office – Portage 216 W. Wisconsin Portage, WI OFA Field Office – Sun Prairie 1632 W. Main Street Sun Prairie, WI OFA Field Office – Waukesha 741 N. Grand Ave, Suite 100 Waukesha, WI 12 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Genoa Harmony Fire Station, 130 Main St., Genoa. 10 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2190-WR-102) Application of Genoa Municipal Water and Sewer Utility, Vernon County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.

October 5
   Fundraisers
· Booyah bash for 1st AD candidate Patrick Veeser
Green Bay Labor Temple, 1570 Elizabeth St., Green Bay. with Special Guest Mahlon Mitchell Friends of Patrick Veeser for 1st Assembly PO Box 116, Casco, WI 54205 Give Online : https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/28781 *All Contributions Welcome 5:30 p.m.
· Fish fry lunch in support of 30th SD candidate John Macco
Little River Country Club, N2235 Shore Drive, Marinette. Special Guest: United States Senator Ron Johnson $25 per person PAC Accepted RSVP to: 920-320-9602 or jason@maccoforsenate.com Please make checks payable and mail to: John Macco for Senate P.O. Box 896 Green Bay, WI 54305 11 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 18th SD candidate Rick Gudex
Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1355 W. 20th Ave., Oshkosh. Please join U.S. Senator Ron Johnson in his support of Rick Gudex for Senate Reception contribution: $75 per person or $125 per couple Host opportunities RSVP to: tim@rickgudexforsenate.com or call 920-922-1383 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 47th AD candidate Sandy Bakk 5100 Bar & Grill, 5100 Erling Ave., McFarland.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Tom Larson
Custer Farms, 5852 County Highway T, Chippewa Falls. With special guest Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Suggested Contribution $50 Any & All contributions will be accepted Please make checks payable to: Friends of Tom Larson E9359 County Road N. Colfax, WI 54730 Please RSVP to Amy Harriman at 608-345-0114 or by emailing amytharriman@gmail.com 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. $1,000 PAC or $500 personal Checks payable to: Ribble for Congress RSVP to Mary Mai at MARYM@RIBBLEFORCONGRESS.COM or 920.288.2085 12 p.m.
· Reception honoring 79th AD candidate Dianne Hesselbein
Imperial Garden Restaurant, 2039 Allen Blvd., Middleton. Join Special Guest Russ Feingold at a Reception Honoring Dianne Hesselbein, Democrat for the 79th District Come celebrate Dianne’s win in the primary and get charged up for the November election! Suggested Donation: $35 at the door; all contributions gratefully accepted Donate online at www.dianne4assembly.com 4:30 p.m.
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
Memorial Student Center, UW-Stout, Menomonie.
   Business Events
· World Dairy Expo
Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
   Other
· Gov. Walker addresses MSOE, Snap-On Inc.
Milwaukee School of Engineering, Alumni Partnership Center, Main Ballroom, 1120 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will deliver remarks at the Executive MSOE Motorcycle Group Breakfast. MSOE and Snap-On Incorporated will each receive a proclamation from the Governor for Manufacturing Day. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 7:30 a.m.
· MPC Newsmaker Luncheon: GOP Senate candidate Tommy Thompson
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· Sen. Chris Larson, DPW "47 percent" welcome home event
Amaranth Bakery & Cafe, 3329 W. Lisbon Ave., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE—At a bakery here Friday, State Sen. Chris Larson will be joined by students, seniors, homeowners and veterans for a "47 percent"-style welcome home and cake "presentation" for Paul Ryan in advance of his pricey fundraiser Saturday. Speakers will ask a simple question Paul Ryan should be able to answer about his running mate: who is Mitt Romney talking about when he says 47 percent of Americans don't take responsibility for their lives and want to be dependent on government? Did he mean seniors who worked their whole lives and now live on a fixed income? Was he talking about servicemen and women and veterans who have fought for our country? Maybe he meant students who are working to build a better future for themselves? Or was it people who have fallen on hard times and are looking for work? These are the people Mitt Romney says are looking for a hand out. Romney and Ryan have indicated they wouldn't worry about a vast swath of Wisconsin as they cater to the super-rich. Friday's "47 percent' welcome home for Ryan will take place at the Amaranth Bakery & Cafe, 3329 W. Lisbon Ave. at 10:30 a.m. Contact: Graeme Zielinski, WisDems Communications Director 414-364-1077; graemez@wisdems.org 10:30 a.m.
· Thompson Campaign visits Racine manufacturer
Reed Switch Developments Corp., 524 Norwood Court, Racine. Tommy Thompson to Tour Racine Manufacturer, Promote National Manufacturing Day Racine, WI - Tommorow, former Governor Tommy Thompson will visit Reed Switch Development Corp., a manufacturer of custom magnetic switch sensors. Thompson will join local manufacturers and visiting students in celebrating Manufacturing Day and the 45th anniversary of Reed Switch Development Corp. CONTACT: Lisa Boothe 608-661-6363 or Lisa@TommyforWisconsin.com 2:40 p.m.
· U.S. Senate candidates address DAV-Wisconsin Fall Conference
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton. U.S. Senate candidates confirmed, will speak on veterans’ issues at Appleton state conference of nation’s largest organization of injured veterans (De Pere, Wis.) – In what may well be the state’s most significant forum on veterans’ issues during this year’s U.S. Senate race, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and former Governor and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson will address DAV members at their organization’s state Fall Conference in Appleton. DAV today announced Thompson’s and Baldwin’s speaking roles, which are confirmed for Friday, October 5, 2012 during DAV-Wisconsin’s Fall Conference at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, Wis. Baldwin will speak at 9:00 a.m.; Thompson will speak at 9:30 a.m. Both candidates have been provided nine questions of key interest to veterans. “We are grateful to Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and former Governor Tommy Thompson for choosing to address Wisconsin DAV members on issues of critical important to our nation’s veterans, particularly injured veterans,” said DAV State Commander John Fredrickson. Fredrickson is a Vietnam era veteran from Rice Lake. Fredrickson said the DAV does not endorse political candidates or take sides with any political party. However, an important part of DAV’s role is advocating for improvements and needed changes for veterans, especially service-disabled veterans. DAV wants to hear from both candidates on how they plan to aid and empower veterans including DAV’s members, who have been profoundly impacted for life by their military service. “Like our nation and state, DAV’s members span the political spectrum. Some will prefer Tammy, others will prefer Tommy, and a few will not have yet made up their minds,” said Fredrickson. “But since one of them will in fact be our next U.S. Senator, our goal is to help ensure that disabled veterans’ voices and needs are heard by both candidates.” The DAV Fall Conference runs from October 4-6, 2012. It is held each year for training and to help inform DAV’s chapters and members so they can best serve the state’s veterans. DAV empowers veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. It is dedicated to a single purpose: fulfilling our promises to the men and women who served. DAV does this by: Ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of programs and services available to them; Fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes, on Capitol Hill in Washington and at the Capitol in Madison; Educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life. According to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) data, over 400,000 of the nation’s 22 million veterans live in Wisconsin. VA data shows that 56,784 Wisconsin veterans have a VA service-connected disability. DAV, a non-profit organization with 1.2 million members, was founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932. DAV is the nation’s largest organization of service-disabled veterans. The conference and candidate forum are open to current DAV members. More information about DAV and the conference, including the most current agenda and how to register, is available at www.davwi.org. CONTACT: Ken Kuehnl, State Adjutant, (262) 878-6422 Al Labelle, Legislative Director, (715) 207-8870 9 a.m.

October 6
   Fundraisers
· Evening with 93rd AD candidate Jeff Smith
Home of Todd Langenfeld, W12561 State Road 35, Prescott. Special guest Senator Lena Taylor RSVP: Kelly Holzer at 715-579-8653 or jeffsmithforassembly@gmail.com Jeff Smith for Assembly 405 S Barstow Street Eau Claire, WI 54701 http://jeffsmithforassembly.com/donate.html *All contributions welcome 6 p.m.
· Event to support 13th AD candidate John Pokrandt
The Pokrandt Home, 6717 Milwaukee Ave., Wauwatosa. Hosts $250 Sponsors $125 RSVP to friends@johnforwisconsin.com Friends of John Pokrandt 6717 Milwaukee Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53213 Give Online: www.johnforwisconsin.com *All Contributions Welcome 3 p.m.
   Business Events
· World Dairy Expo
Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
   Other
· AFP-Wisconsin Freedom Fest
CONTACT: David Fladeboe at (414)559-0281 or dfladeboe@afphq.org Kalahari Resort, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells. MADISON—Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin is hosting Freedom Fest 2012 this Saturday, October 6th, at the Kalahari Resort (1305 Kalahari Drive) in Wisconsin Dells—a free event for sportsmen and grassroots activists across the state. Doors open at 10:00 AM, and the free event will run until 10:00 PM. Featured guests at Freedom Fest 2012 include Former Governor Tommy Thompson, National Rifle Association President David Keene, Doctor Deer James Kroll, radio host Vicki McKenna and country music superstar Lorrie Morgan. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin has also been invited to speak. Tickets are still available for this special event, and guests can register for free here. Admission includes lunch, dinner buffet and nighttime concerts. For additional questions contact David Fladeboe at (414) 559-0281 or dfladeboe@afphq.org. 10 a.m.

October 7
   Fundraisers
· Golf outing for 65th AD candidate Tod Ohnstad
Maplecrest, 9401 18th St., Kenosha. Host: Kevin Sheehan & Mayor Keith Bosman person scramble $75.00/person includes Golf, Cart, Prizes and sandwich at the turn *All Contributions Welcome RSVP: Kevin Sheehan ksheehan@wi.rr.com or Mayor Keith Bosman at kdaaboz@wi.rr.com or Tod Ohnstad at 262-764-1950 Give online: www.todohnstad.com 11 a.m.

October 8
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 70th AD candidate Nancy VanderMeer
Tee Pee Supper Club, 812 Superior Ave., Tomah. Suggested Minimum Contribution $25 All Donations gratefully accepted. Please make checks payable to: Nancy 4 Wisconsin P.O. Box 704 Sparta, WI 54656 Please RSVP to Gail at 608-487-0654 6 p.m.
· Pig roast with Sen. Dave Hansen
Pamperin Park, 2477 Shawano Ave., Green Bay. Suggested Contribution $50 All contributions gratefully accepted Sorry no PAC or corporate contributions State Senate Democratic Committee is a sponsor - Sponsorships are available, call Jane 920-497-8463 5 p.m.
· Reception for the ADCC
T-Dubs Public House, Waupaca. Representative Fred Clark and Representative Louis Molespske ADCC P.O.BOX 814 Madison, WI 53701 Give Online : https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/19013 ***All Contributions Welcome (FED PAC ONLY) 5 p.m.
   Other
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, AT&T Wisconsin announce STEP program grant
Woodlands School, 5510 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee. Program Teaches 5th Graders How to Prepare for Disasters, Emergencies Schools Can Begin Signing Up Now at www.ReadyWisconsin.Wi.Gov/STEP MILWAUKEE, Oct. 5, 2012 - Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will join AT&T Wisconsin State President Scott VanderSanden in announcing a major AT&T grant and a contribution from Walgreens to support the STEP program statewide and help teach students how to be prepared for disasters and emergencies. The kickoff event will be held at Woodlands School in Milwaukee on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. The AT&T grant and Walgreens donation of first aid kits will help Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) continue providing the STEP (Student Tools for Emergency Planning) program to Wisconsin schools. STEP not only teaches students how to prepare for disasters and react to emergencies, but also shows students how to put together an emergency kit and develop an emergency plan with their families. The Lt. Governor will also be joined at the event by Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, Adjutant General of Wisconsin, and students and educators from Woodlands School who will be participating in the STEP program for the third year in a row. This is the fifth grant in a new AT&T program dedicated to providing funding to organizations and programs that enhance and give back to their communities. With: Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Maj. Gen Don Dunbar, Adjutant General of Wisconsin AT&T Wisconsin State President Scott T. VanderSanden Woodlands School students & Principal Maureen Sullivan Walgreens store manager Trina Wankowski 9:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin School for the Deaf groundbreaking ceremony
309 W. Walworth Ave., Delavan. MADISON — Students, school staff, and invited guests will join State Superintendent Tony Evers at 1:30 p.m. Monday to break ground for a new educational facility at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) in Delavan. The new high school building will incorporate high technology infrastructure to support computers, projectors, and other educational-based technology. It also will accommodate the assistive technology used by students who are deaf or hard of hearing, including visual warning systems for fire, tornado, and other emergencies. Though primarily designed as classroom space, the building will include some meeting, work space, and office areas for teachers. Funding for the $4.98 million project was included in the 2011-13 state budget. The new facility will replace Walker Hall, the school’s current high school facility, which was constructed in 1911. Walker Hall does not meet current building codes and cannot be remodeled or retrofitted to accommodate current educational needs. The new WSD educational building is expected to be completed in August 2013. Students and staff will have an opportunity to participate in a process for naming the building through the WSD Landmarks Committee. The Wisconsin School for the Deaf is a public school operated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Last year, more than 200 students who are deaf or hard of hearing received services at the school. WSD offers a dynamic curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Its current graduation rate is 100 percent, with 80 percent of students continuing their studies at two- or four-year colleges. Contact: Patrick Gasper, DPI Communications Officer, (608) 266-3559 1:30 p.m.

October 9
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 24th SD candidate Scott Noble
Northwoods Professional Center, 2500 48th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids. CONGRESSMAN SEAN DUFFY HIGHLIGHTS FUNDRAISER FOR STATE SENATE CANDIDATE SCOTT KENNETH NOBLE TUESDAY October 9, Congressman Sean Duffy will be the headliner at a fund raiser for Scott Kenneth Noble in Wisconsin Rapids. Duffy was opposed for Congress by Noble's opponent, Julie Lassa. The event will begin at noon, at the Northwoods Professional Center, 2500 48th Street in Grand Rapids (Wisconsin Rapids mailing address) The event is sponsored by Wisconsin Rapids area businessmen, including Dean Ramsden who owns the Northwoods Professional Center. Other invited guests include Scott Krug, State Senators Glenn Grothman, and Scott Fitzgerald. 12 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 25th AD candidate Paul Tittl
Holiday Inn, 4601 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc. With Special Guest Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Host Levels Available $500 Gold Sponsor $250 Silver Sponsor $100 Bronze Sponsor Suggested Donation $50 All donations gratefully accepted Please make checks payable to: Friends of Paul Tittl 2229 Rheaume Rd. Manitowoc, WI 54220 RSVP by Oct. 3rd to Paul at (920) 901-0155 11 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 32nd SD candidate Bill Feehan
The Barn Restaurant, 32800 County Road K, Prairie du Chien. With special guest: Senator Scott Fitzgerald $50 suggested donation per person Please RSVP to Jeff Schultz at (608) 343-9744 or at Jeff@feehanforsenate.com. 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Julie Lassa Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.
· Happy hour for Pocan for Congress
The Fountain, 122 State St., Madison. "4 Weeks To Go" Happy Hour to Benefit Mark Pocan for Congress Suggested Contribution: $50 Sponsorships: $500, $250, $100 All contributions greatly appreciated. Please RSVP to Rachelle at (608) 258-2012 or Rachelle@pocanforcongress.com Checks payable to Pocan for Congress or Contribute/RSVP in advance online here 5 p.m.
· Meet and support 12 SD candidate Susan Sommer
N10130 Echo Valley Road, Tomahawk. With special guests: Senate Majority Leader Mark Miller and Senator Jim Holperin Donations of any amount greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Susan Sommer Senate RSVP and send donations to: Susan Sommer Senate PO Box 189 Eagle River, WI 54521 Or email: campaign@susansommersenate.com Directions: From Hwy 51 go east on County A about a mile to Echo Valley Road. Take the road through the Edgewater Golf Course to the end 5 p.m.
· Reception honoring Rep. Paul Farrow
Home of Judy and Gary Jorgensen, 35304 Pabst Road, Oconomowoc. Special Guest, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen $100 per couple RSVP Appreciated, 262-955-2816 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Special committee on Permanency for Young Children in the Child Welfare System
LC Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· MITA luncheon: ASEAN Region
Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton. Madison International Trade Association upcoming October Event: ASEAN Region: Ten Markets, Thousands of Opportunities: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam Madison, WI, March 7st, 2012 – One of the fastest growing parts of the world, the ASEAN region consists of 10 emerging countries representing 600 million people and combined GDP of US$1.5 trillion. The IMF forecasts 6.1% growth for 2013 with rapidly development opportunities for US business across numerous industries. What does this mean for the US economy and US business? On Tuesday October 9th 2012, the Madison International Trade Association (MITA) will host a luncheon program to address these issues and offer companies overview of the competitive business opportunities with these emerging markets. Presenters at the event include Marc Mealy, Vice President of the US-ASEAN Business Council based in Washington DC and Brian Arnold, Distillers Dried Grain Manager of the DeLong Company located in Clinton, WI. Registration deadline is Friday, October 5thand can be made at www.mitatrade.org or by contacting Jen Pino-Gallagher at Communication@mitatrade.org (608-516-3257). The event will take place at the Madison Marriott West at 1313 John Q Hammons Drive. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m.; the program begins at 12:30 p.m. and includes lunch. The cost to attend is $25 for members and $40 for non-members. This event is Co-sponsored by the UW Southeast Asian Studies Institute, ME Dey and Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (CIBER). About MITA MITA is a Madison, Wisconsin-based organization whose mission is to foster understanding of the issues, practices, information, legislation and trends that affect and influence all aspects of international trade. Membership includes a broad spectrum of professionals interested in and involved with international trade throughout the state of Wisconsin. Membership, meetings and information are open to all interested parties of the public, and professionals at all levels of international organizations participate in MITA activities. Member companies include manufacturers, food companies, and services providers such as freight forwarders, banks, law firms as well as universities and governmental institutions. More information is available at the website: www.mitatrade.org. 12:30 a.m.
· MMAC presents Buzz Williams: "Building a Winning Team"
Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Foley & Lardner's Raymond Carey presents election forecast
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Every two years Foley & Lardner's Public Affairs team analyzes the fall elections in Wisconsin. This analysis is distilled into a short PowerPoint presentation that includes discussion of the major races, biographical information on select candidates, Wisconsin voting trends and predictions on who will win or lose. The review incorporates past voting patterns, current polling and human intelligence to create a 360 degree perspective on the races that is bi-partisan and uniquely Wisconsin. The Foley team reviews the political landscape for the state legislature, the US Senate race and the Presidential contest. The political turmoil of the past two years and high stakes for the fall elections makes it a particularly fascinating time in Wisconsin. In this presentation, Raymond Carey of Foley & Lardner will bring to life the high stakes struggle for power in a unbiased and entertaining format. 12 p.m.
· PSC hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2535-CE-100) Application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 102.5 Megawatt Wind Electric Generation Facility and Associated Electric Facilities, to be Located in the Towns of Forest and Cylon, St. Croix County, Wisconsin 9:30 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore town hall meeting
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 1110 N. Market St., Milwaukee. Congresswoman Gwen Moore will be holding a town hall meeting Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6:00-8:00pm at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 1110 N. Market Street, Garden Entrance, Second Floor Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, Milwaukee, WI 53202, 414-271-2656. Citizens will be able to hear about important issues in the LGBTQ community from their Congresswoman. Congresswoman Moore will be addressing her recent stand in favor of equality in marriage, healthcare for all and other important civic issues. Community members can register to vote, pledge to vote and learn about voter issues at this meeting. Community Center Board Members, staff and community leaders will be on hand to answer questions as well. Equality Wisconsin will be assisting with voter registration as part of their non-partisan Be OUTspoken WI (BeOUTspokenWI.org) pledge to vote campaign. "We are delighted to host Congresswoman Moore at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center," says Interim Executive Director Karen Gotzler. "It shows how important the LGBTQ community is to the whole community of voters." "This is a wonderful opportunity for our WHOLE community from Seniors Acting in a Gay Environment (SAGE), to youth from the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center's Project Q to be more involved in our civic life," says Co-president, Jennifer Morales. "It will be wonderful to hear our Congresswoman discuss LGBT inclusion in the Violence Against Women Act, new HUD policies in regards to sexual orientation or gender identity in supported housing or emergency shelters, the anniversary of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) and marriage equality," says Co-president, Paul Williams. Milwaukee LGBT Community Center programs include: Project Q Youth Services, HIV Risk Reduction & Prevention Services, LGBT Counseling Programs, and the Anti-Violence Program, as well as personal financial counseling and coaching, an art gallery, an LGBT lending library with over 2,400 books, a cyber center and meeting spaces for more than 50 local organizations. In addition, the Center sponsors social events, networking meetings and activities for all ages. Numerous community partners are located at the Center, including Milwaukee PrideFest, FORGE, PFLAG Milwaukee, Lesbian Alliance, Veterans for Diversity (formerly Vets Do Ask Do Tell), and Wisconsin Rainbow Alliance for the Deaf. The Center needs you to become members, donors, volunteers and committee members. Please call the Center today at 414-271-2656 today to offer your support. Use our online PayPal donation link to make contributions to the Center on our website: Milwaukee LGBT Community Center 6 p.m.

October 10
   Fundraisers
· ADCC women's event
Home of Jenny Pressman, 1133 Rutledge St., Madison. Representative Terese Berceau, Representative Penny Bernard Schaber, Representative Janet Bewley, Representative Jill Billings, Representative Sandy Pasch, Representative Sondy Pope-Roberts, Representative Janis Ringhand, Representative Chris Sinicki, Representative Chris Taylor, Representative Amy Sue Vruwink, Representative JoCasta Zamarripa, with Diane Hesselbein, La Tonya Johnson, Melissa Sargent Sponsor : $500 | Host : $250 | Friend :100 | Guest : $50 RSVP : Chanel Rose, (608)260-2407 or chanelr@wisdems.org ADCC P.O.BOX 814 Madison, WI 53701 Give Online: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/adccwomensevent ***All Contributions Welcome (FED PAC ONLY) 5:30 p.m.
· Breakfast event in honor of Rep. Paul Farrow
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. Featuring U.S. Senate Candidate, Gov. Tommy G. Thompson Host Committee $250 Suggested Contribution $33/person RSVP Appreciated, 262-955-2816 7:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 44th AD candidate Deb Kolste
1213 Columbus Circle, Janesville. A fundraising event for Deb Kolste, a Democrat running to represent the 44th Assembly District, will be held at the home of Jan and Ted Kinnaman on Wednesday, October 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The Kinnamans live at 1213 Columbus Circle in Janesville. The public is invited. “Please come to the event, meet Deb and discuss the issues with her,’’ Ted Kinnaman said. “She is the best qualified candidate to be our voice in Janesville.’’ Deb Kolste has served the community as a volunteer and leader for twenty years. Besides serving as school board president, she was the president of the Mercy Hospital volunteers, is a volunteer at HealthNet, serves on the YMCA board and helped with literacy efforts, among other contributions. 6:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Joe Knilans
Home of Bill & Bev Krell, 2791 White Crossing Road, Verona. With Special Guest Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch $400 Platinum Hosts $200 Gold Hosts Attendance: $50 per person Please make checks payable to: Friends for Joe Knilans P.O. Box 2541 Janesville, WI 53547-2541 For more information contact Nancy via email at nmknilans@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Keith Ripp
The Barn, Harvest Moon Pond, N3540 State Highway 22, Poynette. With Special Guest Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Suggested Contribution $50 Please Send Checks to: Ripp for Assembly 7113 County Road V Lodi, WI 53555 Please RSVP to klripp@chorus.net or (608) 849-4519 by Oct. 4th Appreciated. 6 p.m.
· Reception for Sen. Bob Wirch
Fireside, 2801 30th Ave., Kenosha. PAC accepted For sponsorship opportunities, please email Zac at kramer@wisdems.org 5 p.m.
· Reception in support of Senate candidates Rick Gudex & John Macco
Wisconsin Club Country Club, 6200 W. Good Hope Road, Milwaukee. Hosts: Senator Alberta Darling and Senator Scott Fitzgerald Special Guest: Governor Scott Walker Please make checks payable to: Majority GOP Conduit- Senate Attn: Senator Darling 148 East Johnson Madison, WI 53701 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Focal Point 2012 conference
Dreyfus University Center, UW-Stevens Point.
   Other
· DNC "Gotta Vote" bus tour stops
Contact: DNC Press, 202-863-8148, weinerl@dnc.org Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden Kicks Off the Democratic National Committee/Obama for America “Gotta Vote” Bus Tour in Green Bay, Wausau and Eau Claire, Wisconsin TOMORROW The DNC/OFA Month-Long “Gotta Vote” Bus Tour Rolls into Wisconsin, Congressman Paul Ryan’s Home State Washington – With voters in states across the country already casting ballots in the 2012 election, Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, will kick off the Democratic National Committee/Obama for America “Gotta Vote” Bus Tour in Green Bay, Wisconsin TOMORROW at 10:30 AM CT. The bus will then make stops in Wausau at 2:15 PM CT and Eau Claire at 6 PM CT. The bus will remain in Wisconsin through the end of this week with stops across the state including an event in Paul Ryan’s hometown of Janesville on Thursday. In Wisconsin, early voting is a simple and easy way for voters to make sure their voices are heard in this election. Wisconsin voters can vote early in person starting Monday, October 22. Voters can register when they vote at their early vote location (or at their polling place on Election Day). The “Gotta Vote” Bus Tour will encourage voters to take advantage of early voting and will help voters make sure they are registered to vote. For more information on early vote locations and how to register, Wisconsin voters can go to www.ownyourvotewi.com. Green Bay Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse State Sen. Dave Hansen October 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM CT Green Bay OFA field office 118 S. Chestnut St. Green Bay, WI Wausau DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse Pat Kreitlow, Candidate for Congress State Rep. Donna Seidel October 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM CT Schofield Oriental, local small business 3308 Schofield Ave. Weston, WI Eau Claire DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse State Assembly candidate Dana Wachs October 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM CT UW-Eau Claire Davies Center Menominee Room (3rd Floor) 77 Roosevelt Ave. Eau Claire, WI 10:30 a.m.
· DPI Superintendent Evers visits Rothschild library & Merrill schools
· DWD Secretary Newson visits Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, West Tower Lobby, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa. Secretary Newson to Visit Children’s Hospital, Highlight Success of Project SEARCH, On-the-Job Training for Young Adults with Disabilities MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will visit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2012, to highlight the success of Project SEARCH, a job training initiative for young adults with disabilities. October is Disability Employment Awareness Month in Wisconsin, and Secretary Newson will meet past and current interns of the one-year, transition program that helps them overcome barriers to employment. The DWD Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a partner in Project SEARCH, along with Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin, IRIS, Community Care, and a number of Milwaukee metro area high schools. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 1:30 p.m.
· Gov. Walker attends Russ Darrow Nissan grand opening
Russ Darrow Dealership, Show Room Floor, 11212 W. Metro Blvd., Milwaukee. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will attend the Grand Opening of The Russ Darrow Nissan Dealership. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 9:30 a.m.
· La Follette School of Public Affairs 'fiscal cliff' forum
Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. Concord Coalition Economist and Local Panel to Discuss ‘Fiscal Cliff’ and the Need for Responsible Federal Budget Policies Wednesday in Milwaukee MILWAUKEE – Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist for The Concord Coalition, will discuss the “fiscal cliff” – the upcoming combination of sharp automatic spending cuts and the expiration of tax cuts – and possible policy alternatives at a forum Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club. This forum, hosted by the La Follette School of Public Affairs, is part of the School’s ongoing discussions on pressing public policy and governance issues. Rogers will speak about the approaching fiscal cliff – which many analysts say could cause another recession -- and possible “detours” we could take to a smarter fiscal policy path and future. She says that “instead of outright rejection of the fiscal cliff, we should be reshaping it, avoiding the dramatic and sudden tax increases and indiscriminate spending cuts that would take effect in January 2013 under current law, and replacing it with more gradual and thoughtful versions of those policies that would achieve the same amount of deficit reduction over the next decade as the cliff would.” After Rogers’ initial remarks, a panel consisting of economists Andrew Reschovsky of the La Follette School and John Karl Scholz of the Economics Department at the University of Wisconsin will provide additional local context to the fiscal cliff and related challenges. This will be followed by a question and answer period moderated by Maureen Oster, a board member of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute. “The evening will be a nice mix of conversation with alums and friends of La Follette, mixed with policy discussion on critical issues,” says La Follette School director Tom DeLeire. There is no charge for the forum but RSVPs are requested at 608-262-3038 or shelton@lafollette.wisc.edu. For more information, see: http://concordcoalition.org/act/event/2012/0913/la-follette-school-public-affairs-hosts-evening-concord-coalition. Reception begins at 5 p.m. (appetizers and cash bar) 6 pm: Diane Lim Rogers 6:30 pm: Local economic perspective and panel featuring Andrew Reschovsky (University of Wisconsin La Follette School) and John Karl Scholz (University of Wisconsin Economics Department) 7 p.m.: Question and Answer Period CONTACT: Steve Winn (703) 254-7828 swinn@concordcoalition.org 5 p.m.
· MCFR presents Howard Schmidt
Rigadoon Room, Edgewater Hotel, Madison. "Cyber-Technology as a Tool (Weapon) of International Affairs: The Context of Discussion and Defense" Howard Schmidt Former White House National Cyber Security Coordinator What is the significance of cybersecurity/cyberterrorism in global affairs? Is it merely another kind of “weapon”, to be analyzed and dealt with in the same way as nuclear weapons? Is it a lurking global epidemic threat – where a stuxnet attack on the entire US power grid could happen anytime, crippling the economy? Or is it more an expensive irritation like another Nigerian scam? Or is it a question of the international laws of warfare? As Mr. Schmidt has observed, probably all of those. Are efforts to detect and respond developing with appropriate urgency? Mr. Schmidt will address these and other pressing issues. As the recently retired Special Assistant to the President and National Cyber Security Coordinator in the White House, Howard Schmidt has been present at the highest level of deliberations on the threats to our country and its infrastructure, and responses. Cybersecurity was identified as one of the top global risks to watch in the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Global Risk Report in Davos and this program is intended to address that risk. What is the significance of cybersecurity/cyberterrorism in global affairs? Is it merely another kind of “weapon”, to be analyzed and dealt with in the same way as nuclear weapons? Is it a lurking global epidemic threat – where a stuxnet attack on the entire US power grid could happen anytime, crippling the economy? Or is it more an expensive irritation like another Nigerian scam? Or is it a question of the international laws of warfare? As Mr. Schmidt has observed, probably all of those. Are efforts to detect and respond developing with appropriate urgency? Mr. Schmidt will address these and other pressing issues. Howard Schmidt was responsible for coordinating interagency cybersecurity policy development and implementation for the US Government and for coordinating engagement with federal, state, local, international, and private sector cybersecurity partners. Previously, he was the President and CEO of the Information Security Forum (ISF) and held leadership roles in security at eBay and Microsoft, municipal and federal law enforcement, and the White House. Howard holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in organizational management. 5:30 pm - Doors open for registration and hors d'oeuvres 6:00 pm - Presentation and Q&A 7:00-7:45 pm - Discussion and networking, hors d'oeuvres Free Indoor Parking To Register: MCFR.info 6 p.m.
· Patriot Majority “Stop the Greed” bus tour stop
Madison Area Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., Madison. The Koch Brothers vs. You: Pulling Away The Veil On The Koch Brothers' Agenda Nationwide Bus Tour Stop In Madison MADISON – With outside spending reaching unprecedented levels, the Patriot Majority PAC has launched a nationwide bus tour to bring the Koch Brothers’ incredible spending to light. After hitting dozens of cities across the nation, this bus tour is scheduled to make a stop in Madison on Wednesday, October 10th at 11am. The Koch Brothers have never been shy about their agenda, advocating for tax breaks for the top 1% paid for on the backs of the middle-class, raising the cost of healthcare to pad the pockets of insurance companies and the elimination of consumer protections. Speeches will commence at 11am and be followed up with time for standup interviews with the event ending at 12pm. Scheduled speakers to include: Marty Beil, Executive Director, WSEU (Wisconsin State Employees Union) Scot Ross, Executive Director, One Wisconsin Now Kathleen Falk, Gubernatorial Candidate and Former Dane County Executive Kristen Crowell, Executive Director, We Are Wisconsin Contact: Dave Kreisman, (715) 513-6188 11 a.m.
· PSC hearing
Amnicon Falls Hearing Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison. 2535-CE-100-Application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 102.5 Megawatt Wind Electric Generation Facility and Associated Electric Facilities, to be Located in the Towns of Forest and Cylon, St. Croix County, Wisconsin To the extent necessary and as a continuation of the public hearing commenced on October 9, 2012, the public hearing in this matter may continue on October 10, 2012 commencing at 9:00 a.m. Two or more commissioners may be present at various points during this public hearing. No formal action will be taken by the Commission at this hearing. 9 a.m.

October 11
   Fundraisers
· Event to support 90th AD candidate Eric Genrich
Captains Walk Winery, 345 S. Adams St., Green Bay. Special guest Dr. Steve Kagen $250 Host $100 Sponsor RSVP: eric@genrichforassembly.com Friends of Eric Genrich 1089 Division St. Green Bay, WI 54303 Give Online: genrichforassembly.com *Not accepting Corporate PAC 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 18th SD candidate Rick Gudex
Home of Terry and Kris Shoemaker, 444 Ledgewood Drive, Fond du Lac. Women for Rick Gudex Event Hosted by Kim and Diane Gudex Special guests: Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch; Senator Alberta Darling; Senator Mary Lazich and Senator Leah Vukmir Suggested contribution: $100 to host; $25 to attend RSVP to senate@wisgop.org or call 920-922-1383 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Scott Krug
Pines Clubhouse at Lake Arrowhead, 1195 Apache Lane, Nekoosa. With Special Guest, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Hor d’oeuvres & refreshments will be provided Host $200 per couple (special recognition at event) Admission- $25/person (minimum suggested donation) Please make checks payable: Krug for Assembly 1414 Akron Avenue Nekoosa, WI 54457 RSVP by Wednesday, October 10th via email to deej.lundgren@gmail.com or via phone 715 459 9613 6 p.m.
· Meet & greet for Rep. Chad Weininger
Mackinaws, 2925 Voyager Drive, Green Bay. With Special Guests Rep. Mark Honadel & Rep. Kevin Petersen Host Levels: $500 Co-Host $250 Sponsor $100 Please Make Checks Payable To: Weininger for Assembly P.O. Box 28466 Green Bay, WI 54324 5:30 p.m.
· Wisconsin Progress event
The Brico Fund, 1122 N. Astor St., Milwaukee. Support Progressive Women for Assembly! Join Wisconsin Progress and present and future legislators: Nikiya Harris, Sandy Pasch, Melissa Sargent, Chris Taylor, and JoCasta Zamarripa in support of Deb Kolste, Maureen May-Grimm, Judy Smriga & Mandy Wright. Sponsorship Levels: $100, $250, and $500 Suggested Minimum Contribution: $40 All contributions will be split between the Kolste, May-Grimm, Smriga, & Wright campaigns. 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Special committee on Reporting Child Abuse and Child Neglect
LC Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· 2012 Get Smarter Conference
Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Woodland Dreams Ballroom, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
· GMCC 60th annual dinner
Monona Terrace, Madison.
· Grow Solar Wisconsin Conference
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Conference Aims to Help Communities Expand Support for Solar MADISON, WI – Grow Solar Wisconsin, a statewide initiative to reduce the cost of solar, will be hosting a conference to share solar resources with communities from around the Midwest. The conference will be held on October 11, 2012 at Monona Terrace in Madison and will provide attendees with resources for building and implementing a strategic solar plan for their community. The mission of the conference is to overcome barriers to the widespread adoption of solar energy technologies and to be a resource to assist local governments and stakeholders in designing and implementing a strategic local solar plan. The audience – consisting of municipalities, state employees, solar industry professionals, university employees, non-profits, utilities, developers, installers, legal and policy stakeholders and elected officials – will take home information about permitting, net metering, third party ownership, interconnection standards, case studies & models for success, and financing for solar installations.  Conference Highlights include: Keynote speakers Paula Mints, Director of Energy at Navigant Consulting and Sarah L. White, Ph.D., Senior Associate, at the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS). Paula is a Director in the Energy practice, and widely recognized as an industry expert on photovoltaic (PV) technologies and markets. She is a regular contributor for Renewable Energy World and is a contributing columnist for Renewable Energy Focus. Sarah White is a Senior Associate at the Center on Wisconsin Strategy. Her work at COWS focuses on sustainable workforce strategies, both local and national, including green career pathways in the clean energy economy. A Solar 3.0 training will occur in conjunction with the conference and is the only Solar 3.0 training to take place the Midwest. Solar 3.0 is a national outreach initiative that promotes process innovation in American cities through the standardization of local land use, zoning code ordinances, permitting processes and interconnection rules for distributed solar PV. Solar 3.0 partners include: Solar Tech, Underwriters Laboratory, Rocky Mountain Institute, the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA and many others. The Conference will also feature an exhibit hall and break out sessions covering solar financing, third party ownership, interconnection and net metering, successful case studies and the solar job market. The early bird price of $99 is good through August 31st. For more information and to register: www.growsolar.org Funded by the Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, Grow Solar Wisconsin is part of a collaborative national initiative to make solar cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade. The Grow Solar Wisconsin team is made up of the non-profits Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and RENEW Wisconsin, the City of Madison-MadiSUN program, the City of Milwaukee-Milwaukee Shines program, the City of Marshfield, Sustainable Resource Group and Madison Solar Consulting To learn more, please visit www.growsolar.org Contact: Nick Hylla, Executive Director Midwest Renewable Energy Association nickh@midwestrenew.org 8:30 a.m.
   Other
· Economic Democracy Conference
Madison College, Madison.
· On the Issues: Diane Lim Rogers, Chief Economist for the Concord Coalition
· Pocan Campaign visits small businesses
1:30 p.m. Buck and Honey's, 804 Liberty Blvd., Sun Prairie. 3 p.m. Ace Hardware, 203 W. Cottage Grove Road, Ste. 200, Cottage Grove. SUN PRAIRIE – Tomorrow, State Representative Mark Pocan will join State Representative Gary Hebl to meet with local small business owners in Sun Prairie and Cottage Grove to better understand the needs in these communities. He will begin in Sun Prairie by talking to the owners of Buck & Honey's, a local restaurant at 1:30pm and visit other local businesses. Then he will travel to Ace Hardware in Cottage Grove at 3:00pm and visit other businesses in the vicinity. As a small business owner himself, Pocan has always supported efforts to promote and generate opportunities for small businesses to grow and he will do the same if elected to Congress. CONTACT: Ashton Giese, 202-494-0050 1:30 p.m.
· PSC hearing
Town of Forest Town Hall, 1895 County Road D, Emerald. 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. (Docket 2535-CE-100) Application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 102.5 Megawatt Wind Electric Generation Facility and Associated Electric Facilities, to be Located in the Towns of Forest and Cylon, St. Croix County, Wisconsin 2 p.m.
· State Superintendent Rural Advisory Council Hurley High School IMC, 4405 West Range View Drive, Hurley.
· UW-Stevens Point lecture: The impact of presidential election
Portage County Public Library, Pinery Room, 1001 Main St., Stevens Point. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Political Science Professor Dennis Riley will examine the impact of the presidential election during a free public presentation on Thursday, Oct. 11. “The 2012 Election: To Infinity and Beyond—Or Not” will be offered at 7 p.m. in the Pinery Room of the Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main Street, Stevens Point. Attendees may participate in a question and answer segment following the lecture. “We have been through a lot in this presidential campaign,” said Riley. “It’s time to take stock of how we got here, and more important, where we will go after the election finally tells us who will get to ride on Air Force One for the next four years.” The presentation is the second of the eight-part College of Letters and Science 2012-2013 Community Lecture Series. Friends of retired U.S. congressman and Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird will be in attendance as part of his 90th birthday celebration this fall. Riley teaches several courses, including American Political Thought, Government Finance and Administrative Law. Now entering his 35th year of teaching at UW-Stevens Point, Riley has won numerous awards including the UW-Stevens Point Excellence in Teaching award in 1980 and 1998, as well as the Eugene Katz Distinguished Faculty Award from the College of Letters and Science in 2007. Riley was also voted Best Professor on Campus in an online poll conducted by the Pointer in the spring of 2009. He earned his doctorate in political science at the University of Michigan. The entire College of Letters and Science Community Lecture Series schedule and previously recorded videos may be viewed at www.uwsp.edu/cols/lectureseries. Contact: 715-346-3046 urc@uwsp.edu 7 p.m.
· Vice presidential debate
Centre College, Danville, Kentucky. This is the only vice presidential debate scheduled. See details: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule 8 p.m.
· WisPolitics Luncheon: Reps. Robin Vos and Peter Barca
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Assembly leaders Robin Vos, R-Burlington, and Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, highlight top state representative races in November. The price for each lunch is $19. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m.; events end at 1 p.m. Pre-registration for each required: Call the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or email reception@madisonclub.org The sponsors for this year's Madison Club luncheon series are: American Family Insurance, Aurora Health Care, University Research Park, Wal-Mart, WHD Law, and Xcel Energy. 11:30 a.m.

October 12
   Fundraisers
· ADCC End of the Season golf outing and banquet
Bristol Oaks Country Club, 16801 75th St., Bristol. Representative Peter Barca, Assembly Democratic Leader; Representative Cory Mason; Representative-elect Tod Ohnstad With Special Guests: John Antaramian, Former State Representative and Kenosha Mayor; Hosts Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman; Racine Mayor John Dickert; County Executive Jim Kreuser, Former Assembly Minority Leader; Vince Ruffolo, President and CEO, Super Industrial Coating; Various Alderman and County Officials Tee Time: 11:00 Banquet: 4:00 PM Premiere Golf & Dinner Sponsor: $1000 Includes 3 golfers with member of Assembly leadership Premium Sponsor: $500 Includes 3 golfers with public official Hole Sponsor $250 Includes one golfer; Golf and Banquet: $150 RSVP or for more, please contact dlgroshek@gmail.com or call Dave Groshek (414) 559-7094 ADCC, PO Box 814, Madison, WI 53701 https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/19013 *All Contributions Welcome (No PAC) 11 a.m.
· Honor labor with 93rd AD candidate Jeff Smith
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club, 828 Clubview Lane, Altoona. with Special Guests Dana Wachs (91st Assembly) and Mahlon Mitchell RSVP: Kelly Holzer at 715-579-8653 or jeffsmithforassembly@gmail.com Jeff Smith for Assembly; 405 S Barstow Street; Eau Claire, WI 54701 Give Online: http://jeffsmithforassembly.com/donate.html * All contributions welcome 6 p.m.
   Business Events
· Sustainability Leaders Community Forum
Grainger Hall, UW-Madison.
   Other
· Economic Democracy Conference
Madison College and Inn on the Park, Madison.
· Obama Campaign grassroots event with Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden
Cartwright Center, 1725 State St., La Crosse. VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND DR. JILL BIDEN TO CAMPAIGN IN LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN CHICAGO – On Friday, October 12, following Thursday night’s debate, Vice President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will travel to La Crosse, Wisconsin for a grassroots event at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. In Wisconsin, Vice President Biden will lay out what's at stake for middle-class families on Election Day. He will also discuss the choice in this election between moving forward with President Obama’s vision to create an economy that’s built to last from the middle out, or going back to the same failed top-down economic policies that crashed our economy and hurt the middle class. Dr. Biden will introduce the Vice President. 11:30 a.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· UW-Madison Diversity Forum
Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison.
· Wisconsin Summit on Financial Literacy
Lambeau Field, Green Bay. MADISON – The second annual Wisconsin Summit on Financial Literacy will be held Friday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The conference is geared toward supporting community outreach educators and teachers in strengthening their existing programs on personal finance and offering recommendations for implementing new programs to diverse communities. Among those presenting will be financial industry veterans who teach personal finance within their communities, college professors with expertise in personal financial and economics, and K-12 teachers with years of experience teaching these disciplines. Topics will include a community financial literacy roundtable, creating a community financial literacy program, important resources on financial literacy, identifying community partners, financial coaching, best practices and strategies for successful community initiatives, and financial coaching. Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy will be a guest speaker. The cost of the conference is $99, which includes lunch. Online registration is available at www.lakeland.edu/landing/landingpages/personalfinance. Headline sponsors are EconomicsWisconsin, the Lakeland College Center for Economic Education and the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. Other sponsors are Ariens, the Council for Economic Education, Fox Communities Credit Union, the Green Bay Packers, IBM, the Kohler Foundation, Northwestern Mutual, State Farm Insurance, the Vollrath Company and the Windway Foundation. Contact: George Althoff, Communications Director, 608-261-4504 8:30 a.m.

October 13
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Joe Knilans
Home of Dr. Nick & Laurie Gianitsos, W8385 Creek Road, Darien. With the Honorable Tommy Thompson Host levels: Platinum $500 Gold $250 Attendance $50 per person Please make checks payable to: Friends for Joe Knilans P.O. Box 2541 Janesville, WI 53547-2541 For more information contact Nancy via email at nmknilans@gmail.com 6 p.m.
   Other
· Economic Democracy Conference
Madison College and Inn on the Park, Madison.
· Madison Civics Club: Major General Marcia Anderson
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.

October 14
   Fundraisers
· Baldwin Campaign fundraiser
The High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison. Join Tammy Baldwin U.S. Senate candidate for an afternoon of music Featuring a Live Performance by The Whiskey Farm Doors open at 3:00 Guests: $25 Sponorships start at $150 3:30 p.m.
· Thompson Campaign fundraiser with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. Paul Ryan Will Host Reception with Tommy Thompson in Milwaukee Madison, WI - On Sunday, October 14, less than a month from Election Day, Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan will return home to Wisconsin to host a reception for former Governor Tommy Thompson in support of his bid for the United States Senate. The event will kick off at 3:30 PM and will be held at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. "I am proud to have Congressman Ryan help rally the people of our great state on my behalf," said Thompson. "From the moment Paul was elected to Congress, I knew he would shake up the status quo in Washington to get things done the 'Wisconsin Way'. Since then, Paul has made a name for himself as a commonsense reformer, and instead of watching as our nation tips closer to the fiscal brink, he has stepped up with solutions to the problems our nation is facing. I know the people of Wisconsin will welcome Paul home as warmly as I do because they share our vision of responsible reforms, lower taxes and reducing government spending - a vision that will build a stronger and more prosperous America." 3:30 p.m.
   Other
· Boland Brigade rally Colonial Bowl & Banquet Center, Highway 16 W., Sparta.
· Economic Democracy Conference
Madison College and Inn on the Park, Madison.

October 15
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 86th AD candidate John Spiros
Home of Tom Vandehey, 118 Windtree Drive, Wausau. With Special Guest Co-chair of WI Joint Finance Committee Representative Robin Vos Host Donation: $250.00 Please make Checks Payable to: Spiros for Assembly 1406 East Fillmore Marshfield, WI 54449 For questions or to RSVP, please e-mail campaignforspiros@yahoo.com or call 608-738-8446. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Dale Kooyenga
Pistol Pete's, 16755 W. Lisbon Road, Brookfield. Special Guest Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Suggested donation: $30 Host level donation: $100 Contact Us Today In Order to Be on the Host List. Kooyenga campaigns are family friendly and children are welcome to attend. Food and appetizers provided. RSVP Appreciated, but not required RSVP to rgeary2013@gmail.com If You Cannot Attend, Contributions are Greatly Appreciated, http://dalekooyenga.com/contribute.html Visit www.dalekooyenga.com for more information 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Governor's Conference on Minority Business Development
Potawatomi Expo Center, Milwaukee.
   Other
· Common Cause in Wisconsin public forum
University Union, Christie Theater, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay.
· DOJ public records and open meetings laws seminar
Fitchburg Public Library, Meeting Rooms A & B, 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg.
· MPC Newsmaker Luncheon: 1st CD candidate Rob Zerban
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.

October 16
   Fundraisers
· Event to support Jim Crail
Lucky Dog'z/Neenah Labor Temple, 157 S Green Bay Road, Neenah. No RSVP is required Friends of Jim Crail W6616 Gemstone Ct, Greenville, WI 54942 Give Online: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/jimfor55?refcode=adccevent *All Contributions Welcome 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 86th AD candidate John Spiros
Nikolai Construction, 8867 E. 29th St., Marshfield. With Special Guest Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Host Donation: $250.00 Please make Checks Payable to: Spiros for Assembly 1406 East Fillmore Marshfield, WI 54449 For questions or to RSVP, please e-mail campaignforspiros@yahoo.com or call 608-738-8446. 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Al Ott
The Darboy Club, Mallard Room, N9695 County Road N, Appleton. With special guests Congressman Reid Ribble Former State Representative Mark Gottlieb & Former State senator Alan Lasee suggested donation $25 per person All donations gratefully accepted Host levels available $500 Gold Host $250 Silver Host $100 Bronze Host Please Make Checks Payable To: Friends of Al Ott PO Box 112 Forest Junction, WI 54123 Please RSVP to AlOttForAssembly@gmail.com or to Al at (920) 850-6279 by October 12th 5:30 p.m.
· Meet and support Melissa Sargent for Assembly
Maple Bluff Country Club, 500 Kensington Drive, Madison. Hosts Gary Goyke and Nancy Rottier RSVP: Melissa Sargent 608.220.2273 or melissa@melissasaegent.com Friends of Melissa Sargent 1638 Mayfield Ln Madison WI 53704 Give Online: http://www.melissasargent.com/contribute *All Contributions Welcome 4:30 p.m.
· Pizza party fundraiser for Rep. Robin Vos
Mike & Angelo’s Italian Restaurant, 6214 Washington Ave., Racine. Suggested minimum contribution $25 for Attendee $100 for Supporter Please make check payable to: Friends & Neighbors of Robin Vos 960 Rock Ridge Rd. Burlington, WI 53105 Additional questions & RSVP, please call 262 770 7137 5:30 p.m.
· Reception in honor of 34th AD candidate Rob Swearingen The Rusty Nail, 2135 N. Stevens St., Rhinelander.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Tourism public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Governor's Conference on Minority Business Development
Potawatomi Expo Center, Milwaukee.
· MMAC legislative briefing
MMAC Offices - Wisconsin Room, 756 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 400, Milwaukee.
   Other
· 2nd CD candidates forum
Community Room, DeForest Area Public Library, 203 Library St., DeForest. The DeForest Area Chamber of Commerce and the DeForest Area Public Library are co-hosting two candidates' forums this month. U.S. Representative - District 2 candidates, Chad Lee (Republican) and Mark Pocan (Democrat) will be present at the forum. The moderator for the event will be Dr. Jon Bales, DeForest Area Chamber of Commerce member. 6 p.m.
· DNC Vice Chair and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. 12 p.m.
· DWD press conference
Walker Forge, 250 Spring St., Clintonville. DWD Executive Assistant Maxwell to Visit Walker Forge, Honor Clintonville Employer at Disability Employment Awareness Month Event MADISON – On behalf of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson, Executive Assistant Georgia Maxwell will visit Walker Forge at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012, to highlight a collaborative effort enabling a young employee’s return to work following a spinal cord injury. October is Disability Employment Awareness Month in Wisconsin, and Ms. Maxwell, a gubernatorial appointee, will celebrate the employee’s success in overcoming a barrier to employment and the crucial role Walker Forge played in his return. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 10:30 a.m.
· DWD press conference
Automated Manufacturing Systems Lab, Fox Valley Technical College, 1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton. DWD Executive Assistant Maxwell to Visit Fox Valley Technical College, Highlight Partnership in Advanced Manufacturing Training MADISON – On behalf of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson, Executive Assistant Georgia Maxwell will visit Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2012, to highlight the school’s advanced manufacturing training programs. October is Manufacturing Month, and Ms. Maxwell, a gubernatorial appointee, will tour the FVTC Automated Manufacturing Systems Lab. During the tour, she and Steve Straub, Dean of the FVTC Manufacturing and Agriculture Technologies Division will be available for interviews about the collaborative effort to address the skills gap, provide career paths for job seekers today, as well as encourage high school students to consider rewarding careers in the challenging, high tech world of advanced manufacturing. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 2 p.m.
· Madison Mayor Soglin press conference
Centro Hispano, 810 W. Badger Road, Madison. The City of Madison will be celebrating Energy Action Month on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Mayor Soglin will be highlighting the successes of the Green Madison Program. Centro Hispano an organization that has benefited from the use of the Green Madison Program will host the event. For more information, please contact, Ronald Cato with Green Madison at: rcato@cityofmadison.com OR 608-266-4209. 3:30 p.m.
· Presidential debate
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York. This is the second of three debates planned. See details: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule 8 p.m.
· Reach Out Wisconsin event: Immigration Mariner’s Inn, 5339 Lighthouse Drive, Madison.
· Waukesha County Executive Awards Luncheon
Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee.

October 17
   Fundraisers
· Event to support 87th AD candidate Elizabeth Riley
Red Schoolhouse Wines, 4th St., Stone Lake. Host: Elizabeth Menigo Host: $100 Sponsor: $25 Regrets only to contact@lizabethrileyforassembly.org Remit Payment :Friends of Elizabeth Riley Give Online: elizabethrileyforassembly.org *All Contributions Welcome 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 24th SD candidate Scott Noble
Rosario's Pizza, 42 N. First St., Black River Falls. Noble Fund Raiser to Feature Sen. Glenn Grothman The Scott Kenneth Noble for Senate Campaign today announced a fund raiser to be held Wednesday, October 17, at 7PM, to be held at Rosario's Pizza, 42 N. First St., Black River Falls, WI. The event features Assistant Minority Leader, Senator Glenn Grothman, and starts at 7PM Scott Kenneth Noble is a former Marshfield City Council Member, licensed teacher, and small businessman living in the Town of Richfield in Wood County. He believes the most important job of government is the protection of individual rights. He knows that limited government is the best path to freedom, opportunity and prosperity. Noble can be reached for comment at 715-384-3161 His website is www.nobleforsente.com, and his facebook account is www.facebook.com/NobleForSenate 7 p.m.
· Reception for AG J.B. Van Hollen
South Hills Country Club, 1175 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac. Hosts: $1,000, $500, & $250 Please make checks payable to: Van Hollen for Attorney General Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5 p.m.
· Reception for Rep. John Klenke
Swan Club, 875 Heritage Road, De Pere. Please Join State Representative JOHN KLENKE For a Reception with Special Guest Speaker Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Hors d’oeuvres will be served $50 suggested donation. Please Make Checks Payable to: Klenke for 88th Assembly District P.O. Box 9633 Green Bay, WI 54308 5:15 p.m.
· Reception honoring Rep. Evan Wynn
Milton Junction Pub, 130 Merchant Row, Milton. Please Join the Tavern League of Wisconsin & Rock, Jefferson, and Walworth County Tavern Leagues At A Reception Honoring Rep. Evan Wynn Featuring special guests: Sen. Neal Kedzie & Rep. Steve Nass Suggested contribution is $25 All Contributions Gratefully Accepted Please Mail Contributions to Wynn for Wisconsin 214 Lake View Dr. Whitewater, WI 53190 5 p.m.
· Thompson Campaign 'Countdown to Victory Luncheon'
The Hyatt On Main, 333 Main St., Green Bay. Please Join Us For A “Countdown To Victory Luncheon” In Support Of The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson - U.S. Senate Candidate With Our Special Guest The Honorable Chris Christie - Governor, State of New Jersey 11:00 a.m. ~ Host Reception / Roundtable Discussion 11:30 a.m. ~ Photo Opportunity 12:00 p.m. ~ Noon Luncheon Host Levels: Event Chair - $25,000 (Give & Raise) Event Vice Chair - $10,000 (Give & Raise) Platinum Hosts - $5,000 Per Couple Gold Hosts - $2,500 Per Couple Silver Hosts - $1,000 Per Couple Luncheon Attendee - $150 Per Person / Reserved Tables of 10 - $1,500 (All Hosts & Chairs will be recognized on site) The maximum individual contribution is $2,500. • A couple may contribute $5,000. Checks are made payable to:Tommy Thompson For U.S. Senate, Inc. c/o Mary Stitt • 1478 Noridge Trail • Port Washington, WI 53074 11 a.m.
   State Government
· Joint Legislative Audit Committee public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· In Business Expo & Conference
Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
· WEDA Fall Regional Conference
Blue Harbor Resort & Spa, 725 Blue Harbor Drive, Sheboygan.
   Other
· 2nd CD candidates Mark Pocan and Chad Lee address Madison Rotary Club
Alliant Energy Center, Madison. 12 p.m.
· Academy Evening: Lands for the Public: America's Best Idea
Mills Hall, Mosse Humanities Building, 455 N. Park St., Madison. In "Lands for the Public: America's Best Idea," a lecture commemorating the life and legacy of Wisconsin conservationist Bud Jordahl, documentary writer/producer Dayton Duncan will speak on the importance of America's public lands. This free event is presented by UW–Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies in partnership with the Wisconsin Academy. There are no reserved seats for this event. Mills Hall seats approximately 700 7 p.m.
· DWD press conference
Bay Area Career Expo, Shopko Hall, 1901 S. Oneida St., Green Bay. DWD Secretary Newson to Welcome Job Seekers, Employers at Bay Area Career Expo Wednesday, October 17, at Shopko Hall Connecting over 1,700 pre-screened job seekers with over 100 employers ready to fill roughly 1,300 jobs; recruitment event part of Governor Walker’s ‘Wisconsin Working’ initiative MADISON – Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will talk about Wisconsin’s ongoing efforts to connect job seekers with jobs on Wednesday, October 17, at the Bay Area Career Expo at Shopko Hall in Green Bay. Over 1,700 pre-screened job seekers and over 100 employers with approximately 1,300 jobs are scheduled to take part in the career expo. The recruitment event, the second of its kind held in the state, is part of Governor Walker’s Wisconsin Working plan to connect workers with available job openings. While the plan directs DWD and partners to double the number of job fairs being held across the state, the career expo takes a new approach to job fairs by accelerating the recruitment and hiring process. DWD and its Northeastern Wisconsin partners in workforce development are holding the career expo to help connect job seekers and employers with positions to fill. For more information about the expo: http://wisconsincareerexpo.com/. During the Bay Area Career Expo, Secretary Newson will hold a news conference with expo partners. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 11:30 a.m.
· On The Issues Events: Marquette Law School October Poll
· UW-Madison La Follette School "Policy and a Pint"
Brocach, 7 W. Main St., Madison.

October 18
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Mark Honadel
Papa Luigi's, 1919 12th Ave., South Milwaukee. Please join Rep. Mark Honadel to support his 2012 Re-Election Campaign at Papa Luigi's Event will be held in Sal's new lounge! Suggested Donation: $50 Make checks payable to: Honadel for Assembly or online at www.markhonadel.com For questions, contact Mark at 414-764-0183 or mhonadel@wi. 5:30 p.m.
· Luncheon for Rep. Scott Suder
Home of Eric and Julia Backaus, N3423 Fairground Ave., Neillsville. With Special Guest Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Hosts: $50 Suggested Donation: $25 All Donations Gratefully Accepted Please make checks payable to: Taxpayers for Suder 102 S Fourth Avenue Abbotsford, WI 54405 Please RSVP to Scott at 715-223-6964 or email scott.suder@gmail.com 12 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Health, Revenue, Tax Fairness, and Insurance informational hearing
Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.
· Special Committee on Legal Interventions for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
411 South, State Capitol.
· Special Committee on Steering Committee on Symposia Series on State Income Tax Reform Information
LFB Conference Room, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· International Seminar - Doing Business in Canada and Mexico
Milwaukee Athletic Club, Milwaukee.
· Madison Downtown Inc.: 2012 State of the Downtown
Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. In 2010 DMI initiated an effort to bring together downtown stakeholders to identify measurable community values for downtown Madison. An informative dialog and discussion on specific areas including employment, housing, tourism, arts & culture, etc., led to the creation of the first annual State of the Downtown benchmarking report released in 2011. This report was distributed widely and used to better understand where public and private resources can be utilized to achieve a vibrant downtown. The second annual metrics report will be presented at the 2012 State of the Downtown taking place on Thursday, October 18th from 3:00-5:00pm at the Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club, 1 W. Dayton St. This event is free and all downtown stakeholders are encouraged to attend! Please register online by Monday, October 15th or contact John Cerniglia at jcerniglia@downtownmadison.org or (608) 512-1332. Major Sponsor: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Supporting Sponsors: Fiore Companies, Hovde Properties, Nelson Schmidt, Steve Brown Apartments and UW Health Special Contributors: 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, The Madison Concourse Hotel & Governor's Club, Mortenson Construction, Siegel-Gallagher, St. John's Lutheran Church and Urban Assets Sponsorship opportunities for the 2012 State of the Downtown are still available! For more information, contact Carol Ann Hewitt, DMI Director of Development at (608) 512-1335 or cahewitt@downtownmadison.org. 3 p.m.
· MMAC: "Addressing America's Energy Future"
University Club, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Our nation's short and long-term energy policy decisions have a direct impact on your business. To give you information you need on this issue, MMAC is pleased to extend this invitation to a briefing by The Partnership to Fuel American Energy. The Partnership is a new national initiative of the US Chamber of Commerce that focuses on the opportunities and challenges in American energy development. This event will feature three international energy experts from the US Chamber of Commerce, The National Association of Manufacturers and The Canadian Conuslate. To register, contact Kristen Sheehan at 612-325-3597 or ksheehan@pubaffairsco.com 12 p.m.
· TEMPO Milwaukee’s Leadership Summit
· UW-Stout, Gateway Technical College host Career and Technology Education Conference
Gateway Technical College, Kenosha.
   Other
· Gov. Walker jobs announcement
Alta Resources, Cafeteria, 120 N. Commercial St., Neenah. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will make a jobs announcement at Alta Resources in Neenah, Wisconsin. The visit will highlight Alta Resources’ commitment to improving Wisconsin’s business climate. Contact: Julie Lund, 608-261-2162 2:40 p.m.
· U.S. Senate debate
UW Center for Civic Engagement, UW-Marathon County, 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau. Hosted by Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and WTMJ-TV, Ch. 4 in Milwaukee. 7 p.m.

October 19
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 35th AD candidate Mary Czaja
Home of Lee and Dottie Kusserow, W3608 County Road P, Merrill. Suggested Contribution: $100 Any Contribution Gratefully Accepted Please Make Checks Payable to: Mary Czaja for Assembly P.O. Box 751 Tomahawk, WI 54487 RSVP by October 16th to Hillary at Hillary.Vedvig@gmail.com or 608-669-4977 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Biz Starts Milwaukee Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour
   Other
· First Lady Michelle Obama addresses grassroots supporters
Racine Civic Centre, Memorial Hall, 72 7th St., Racine. CHICAGO, IL – On Friday, October 19, First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Wisconsin, where she will speak to grassroots supporters in Racine and Wausau three days before early voting begins on October 22. The First Lady will speak about what’s at stake in this election for Wisconsinites and ask them to help organize their communities between now and Election Day. Mrs. Obama will also promote voting through Own Your Vote WI. The First Lady’s events are free and open to the public. Tickets are required due to limited space, and will be available to the public starting on a first-come, first-served basis at the pick-up locations below. CROWD ACCESS INFORMATION: Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations starting on Tuesday, October 16, from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM CDT, and if tickets are still available will continue on Wednesday, October 17, from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM CDT. Organizing for America – Racine 606 6th Street Racine, WI 53403 Organizing for America – Kenosha 3020 Roosevelt Road Kenosha, WI 53142 Organizing for America – Elkhorn 10 S. Washington Street Elkhorn, WI 53121 Organizing for America – Milwaukee, South Side 5656 S. Packard Cudahy, WI 53110 Organizing for America – Milwaukee, Downtown 231 E. Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee, WI 53202 CONTACT: Gillian Morris, WI Press Secretary; wisconsinpress@barackobama.com 10:30 a.m.
· First Lady Michelle Obama addresses grassroots supporters
UW-Marathon County Fieldhouse, 518 S. 7th Ave., Wausau. CHICAGO, IL – On Friday, October 19, First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to Wisconsin, where she will speak to grassroots supporters in Racine and Wausau three days before early voting begins on October 22. The First Lady will speak about what’s at stake in this election for Wisconsinites and ask them to help organize their communities between now and Election Day. Mrs. Obama will also promote voting through Own Your Vote WI. The First Lady’s events are free and open to the public. Tickets are required due to limited space, and will be available to the public starting on a first-come, first-served basis at the pick-up locations below. CROWD ACCESS INFORMATION: Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations starting on Tuesday, October 16, from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM CDT, and if tickets are still available will continue on Wednesday, October 17, and Thursday, October 18 from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM CDT. Organizing for America – Wausau 217 Scott Street Wausau, WI 54403 Organizing for America – Stevens Point 2220 S. Division Street Stevens Point, WI 54481 Organizing for America – Merrill 120 S. Mill Street Merrill, WI 54452 Organizing for America – Marshfield 225 S. Central Avenue Marshfield, WI 54449 Organizing for America – Rhinelander 29 W. Davenport Street Rhinelander, WI 54501 Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the following location starting on Tuesday, October 16, from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT, and if tickets are still available will continue on Wednesday, October 17, and Thursday, October 18 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. University of Wisconsin – Marathon County Student Union 518 South 7th Avenue, Room 173 Marathon, WI 54448 CONTACT: Gillian Morris, WI Press Secretary; wisconsinpress@barackobama.com 1:15 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Mid Valley Industries
1151 Delanglade St., Kaukauna. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will visit Mid Valley Industries in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. The visit will highlight the recently completed expansion of their manufacturing facility, job creation, and the improving business climate in Wisconsin. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 8:25 a.m.
· Obama Campaign "Get Out The Early Vote" event with President Clinton
Kress Events Center, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. MADISON - On Friday, October 19, President Clinton will travel to Wisconsin, where he will speak to grassroots supporters in Green Bay three days before early voting begins on October 22. President Bill Clinton will promote in person early voting, which begins across Wisconsin on Monday, October 22nd. For more information about voting early, finding polling places or checking registration status, voters are encouraged to visit www.ownyourvotewi.com Ticket Distribution Information for Members of the Public: Tickets are available for President Bill Clinton’s event in Green Bay, WI. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To pick up your ticket, visit one of the following locations beginning TONIGHT, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 6:00pm CDT and continuing on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 9:00am CDT: UW-Green Bay UWGB University Union 2420 Nicolet Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311 OFA-WI Green Bay Field Office 118 S. Chestnut Green Bay, WI 54304 OFA-WI Appleton Field Office 506 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI 54911 OFA-WI Oshkosh Field Office 480 N. Main St. Oshkosh, WI 54901 OFA-WI Marinette Field Office 1515 Marinette Ave Marinette, WI 54143 OFA-WI Sturgeon Bay Field Office 62 S. 3rd St. Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 OFA-WI Manitowoc Field Office 1207 W. Washington Manitowoc, WI 54220 CONTACT: Gillian Morris, WI Press Secretary; wisconsinpress@barackobama.com 7 p.m.
· Wisconsin Commit To Mitt early vote bus tour
CONTACT: Nicole Tieman (262) 349-1019 With Senator Johnson, RNC Chairman Priebus, Congressman Green and Oakleigh Ryan Madison, WI- Wisconsin’s middle class has been crushed under the weight of President Obama’s failed policies and broken promises. With more than $16 trillion in national debt, nearly 50% of Americans on food stamps and 23 million Americans struggling to find work, Wisconsin needs real solutions and real leadership. We simply cannot afford four more years like the last four years. Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan have a 5 point plan to get Americans working again and bring real change to Wisconsin’s middle-class families. They have the experience and the know-how to boost the weakened economy and bring prosperity back to Wisconsin, and America. Senator Ron Johnson, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Congressman Mark Green, RPW Chairman Brad Courtney and Oakleigh Ryan will travel the state tomorrow encouraging Wisconsinites to commit to Mitt and vote early. The following events are open to the press: Friday, October 19, 2012 Event: Wisconsin Commit To Mitt Early Vote Bus Tour- Wausau Location: Wausau Victory enter 540 South Third Avenue Wausau, WI 54401 Program Time: 11:00AM CST Who: Senator Ron Johnson RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Congressman Mark Green RPW Chairman Brad Courtney Oakleigh Ryan Event: Wisconsin Commit To Mitt Early Vote Bus Tour- Green Bay Location: Green Bay Victory Center 1915 South Webster Street, Suite C Green Bay, WI 54301 Program Time: 1:45PM CST Who: Senator Ron Johnson RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Congressman Mark Green RPW Chairman Brad Courtney Oakleigh Ryan Event: Wisconsin Commit To Mitt Early Vote Bus Tour- Sheboygan Location: Sheboygan Victory Center 2125 South Memorial Place Drive Sheboygan, WI 53081 Program Time: 3:45PM CST Who: Senator Ron Johnson RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Congressman Mark Green RPW Chairman Brad Courtney Oakleigh Ryan Event: Wisconsin Commit To Mitt Early Vote Bus Tour- West Bend Location: West Bend Victory Center 519 Hickory Street West Bend, WI 53095 Program Time: 5:15PM CST Who: RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Congressman Mark Green RPW Chairman Brad Courtney Oakleigh Ryan 11 a.m.

October 20
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
Savoy's Lounge, 2901 N. 5th St., Milwaukee. Join The Honorable Gwen Moore for our last event in Milwaukee of the 2012 cycle Suggested Levels of Support: $1,000 Host ~ $500 Sponsor ~ $250 Supporter $100 Friend ~ $30Guest/ $50 for Couples To RSVP or for more information, contact Chris Trull at 414-690-3576 or chris@christrullfundraising.com 5 p.m.
· Pro-Life Wisconsin annual auction dinner
Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc. Over 400 expected at pro-life gathering Brookfield, WI – Well over 400 pro-life Wisconsinites will gather October 20 at Olympia Resort, Oconomowoc, for Pro-Life Wisconsin’s Annual Auction Dinner. This event marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Pro-Life Wisconsin and promises to be a great opportunity for fellowship, fun and prayer with dedicated pro-lifers. “We are coming together to recommit ourselves in promoting the sanctity of human life,” said Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin. “I am greatly humbled and encouraged that fellow pro-lifers are joining us from every corner of the state, and beyond, in support of Pro-Life Wisconsin’s long-standing ‘no exceptions, no compromise’ mission.” “Building a Culture of Life – Celebrating 20 Years” is the theme of Pro-Life Wisconsin’s auction dinner. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and include an invocation by Bishop Donald Hying of Milwaukee, a keynote address by renowned pro-life veteran Joe Scheidler, and words of congratulations from Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. “We extend our gratitude to these special guests for standing in solidarity with Pro-Life Wisconsin,” said Matt Sande, Director of Legislation. “Their leadership is critical to building a culture of life in our state and means the world to the over 30,000 families we represent.” Founded in 1992, Pro-Life Wisconsin exists for a singular purpose: to restore and protect the inalienable right to life of all citizens of our state, whether born or preborn, young, old, disabled or terminally ill. Any member of the media wishing to establish an interview with a Pro-Life Wisconsin representative can call Hamill at the state office, (262) 796-1111 or (414) 416-0489. Contact: Peggy Hamill, State Director, (262) 796-1111 Cell (414) 416-0489 Matt Sande, Director of Legislation, (262) 796-1111 Cell (262) 352-0890 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· My City, My Biz small business expo
State Fair Park, West Allis. The Wisconsin My City, My Biz Small Business Expo exist to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs, agencies, associations, commerces, city & state officials. The Expo is "FREE" and open to the public. This Annual Expo will bring awareness to area residents of the local businesses, services and resources available to them. 9 a.m.
   Other
· DVA ornament event

October 21
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin
Best Place at the Pabst Brewery, 901 W. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee. Please join us for a big Milwaukee bash before Election Day! With Tammy Baldwin – U.S. Senate candidate **SPECIAL** Online Only Pre-Sale: $25 Guests: $75 Sponsorships start at $250 Please make checks payable to: Tammy Baldwin for Senate Questions? Contact Joe at (414) 939-8366 or jsomers@tammybaldwin.com 5:30 p.m.
   Other
· Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters reception
Overture Center for the Arts, Promenade Hall, 201 State St., Madison. Meet the best and brightest of Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters’ reception in celebration of the 2012 Wisconsin Academy Fellows and Minerva Society members: 1:00pm Welcome Reception with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar 1:30pm Fellows Induction Ceremony & Minerva Society Recognition Guests will hear personal insights from each new Fellow about their work. Tickets are $25 for Wisconsin Academy Members and $40 for non-Members. Guests can register online at www.wisconsinacademy.org/fellowsevent or contact Sarah Larsen at 608.263.1692, ext. 10 to register over the phone. 1 p.m.

October 22
   Fundraisers
· ADCC alumni event Top of the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison.
· Fundraiser for 70th AD candidate Nancy VanderMeer
Stevens Point Brewery, 2617 Water St., Stevens Point. With special guest Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Suggested contribution of $50 Please make checks payable to: Nancy 4 Wisconsin 15050 County B PO Box 704 Sparta, WI 54656-0704 Please RSVP to Nels Rude at (608) 792-7590 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Tammy Baldwin with NEA Executive Director John Stocks
Monona Terrace, Madison.
· Fundraiser to re-elect Rep. Amy Loudenbeck
Butterfly Club, 5246 E. County Road X, Beloit. All contributions gratefully accepted Please Make Checks payable: Amy Loudenbeck for Assembly PO Box 556 Clinton, WI 53525 rsvp to jillian@amyforassembly.com 5 p.m.
· Reception honoring U.S. Rep. Ron Kind Houligans Pub, 415 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire.
   Other
· 2012 Commission on Financial Aid Consolidation and Modernization 1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
· 75th AD debate
Fine Arts Theatre, UW-Barron County, 1800 College Drive, Rice Lake. The University of Wisconsin-Barron County in Rice Lake is hosting a debate for Wisconsin’s Seventy Fifth Assembly District, between Republican incumbent Roger Rivard and Democratic challenger Stephen Smith. The debate will take place in the campus’s Fine Arts Theatre on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. It will be moderated by Dr. Eric T. Kasper, Associate Professor of Political Science at UW-Barron County. Each candidate will be allowed to give an opening statement of up to two minutes in length. The moderator will then ask the candidates several questions he developed and which were not disclosed to the candidates before the debate. Thereafter, the moderator will ask questions submitted by audience members. The debate will conclude with each candidate giving a closing statement of up to two minutes in length. The order of speakers will be decided by a coin flip before the debate begins. The debate is sponsored by the UW Colleges Political Science Department and the University of Wisconsin-Barron County. For more information, please contact Dr. Kasper at 715-234-8176 ex. 5472 or eric.kasper@uwc.edu. 7 p.m.
· 7th Congressional District debate
UW Center for Civic Engagement, UW-Marathon County, 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau. U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Weston, and former state Sen. Pat Kreitlow, D-Chippewa Falls. Sponsored by the Wausau Daily Herald, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, WAOW-TV, WSAW-TV and Wisconsin Public Radio. 7 p.m.
· Common Cause in Wisconsin public forum
Student Union, Port 'O Call Room, 1725 State St., La Crosse.
· Dane County budget public hearing
  City-County Building, Madison. County Board To Hold Public Hearing on the Proposed 2013 Budget The public hearing on the proposed 2013 Dane County budget is scheduled for Monday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in room 201 of the City-County Building. The public is invited to attend and express their views about county spending priorities for the coming year. The proposed 2013 Dane County budget authorizes a total of $522 million for capital and operating expenditures. The budget is financed by $333.7 million in outside revenues and borrowing, $44.6 million of sales tax, and $143.1 million in county tax levy funds. The proposed budget increases the county’s net property tax rate from $2.87 in 2012 to $3.00 for 2013, which will be an increase of $9.48 on the average Madison home. Several issues have generated discussion in the three weeks since the County Executive introduced his budget proposal on October 1st. Approaches to address low-income housing needs and homeless issues remain in the forefront, in addition to initiatives to protect and water quality. “As with all budgets, we strive to meet the needs of county citizens while practicing fiscal restraint,” said County Board Chair Scott McDonell. “The public hearing provides citizens with a chance to express their concerns to the County Board and to influence the process,” he added. County Board committees will complete their consideration of amendments to the proposed budget over the next two weeks. The full Board will begin budget deliberations in mid-November. For More Information Contact: Supervisor Scott McDonell (279-6984) Chair, Dane County Board of Supervisors 7 p.m.
· Presidential debate
Lynn University, Boca Raton, Fla. This is the third and final presidential debate planned. See details: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule 8 p.m.
· Save Medicare and Medicaid Ambulance Tour Green Bay Labor Temple, 1570 Elizabeth St., Green Bay.
· WisPolitics.com/WisBusiness.com sand mining panel discussion Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire.

October 23
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Andy Jorgensen
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. Friends of Andy Jorgensen Presents Wings with Andy Featuring Special Guest Representative Mark Pocan Host/Sponsor Levels: Host - $500, Sponsor - $250, Friend - $100, Suggested Donation - $20 Contact: AndyJorgensen43@gmail.com or (815)-474-3973 Checks Payable: Friends of Andy Jorgensen at 1424 Endl Boulevard, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/16006 or andyjorgensen.com **No PAC Contributions 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Tommy Thompson
Blomquist-Dahl residence, 800 Country Club Lane, Onalaska. You are cordially invited to a cocktail reception in support of The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson (Candidate, United States Senate) 5:00 pm Host’s Reception 6:00 - 7:30 pm Main Reception Platinum Hosts - $2,500 • Gold Hosts - $1,000 • Silver Hosts - $500 Bronze Hosts - $250 • Supporters - $100 Per Person The maximum individual contribution is $2,500 A couple may contribute $5,000 Please respond to: Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 /marystitt@wi.rr.com or Heidi Green at 608-358-6116 / HKGreen@aol.com 5 p.m.
· LGBT Conduit event in support of Melissa Lemke
Argus Bar & Grille, 123 E. Main St., Madison. 5 p.m.
· Reception for 1st AD candidate Patrick Veeser
Bertschinger Community Center, 7860 Highway 42, Egg Harbor. Special Guest Former Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton Sponsor: $100.00 *All Contributions Welcome RSVP: John, (715) 212-6322 or johns@wisdems.org Friends of Patrick Veeser for 1st Assembly PO Box 116 Casco, WI 54205 Give Online: www.VeeserforAssembly.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Government Accountability Board
   Business Events
· WIN-Madison
Sheraton Hotel, John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· Consumer Energy Alliance, Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group forum Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Gov., First Lady Walker attend Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County breakfast
Lake Lawn Resort, The Great Room, 2400 E. Geneva St., Delavan. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will attend the Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County Breakfast celebrating the creation of the new chapter to be based in Governor Walker’s hometown of Delavan. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 7:25 a.m.
· Hansen Campaign press conference
Green Bay Transit Center, 901 University Ave., Green Bay. Senator Dave Hansen to Kick-off National Mass Transit Voter Week Green Bay — Senator Dave Hansen will be joined by the Amalgamated Transit Union and JOSHUA to kick-off National Mass Transit Voter Week in Green Bay on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 9:00am at the Green Bay Transit Center (901 University Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54302). Senator Hansen will have a short statement, and join riders to talk about the importance of early voting in Green Bay. CONTACT: Brad Wojciechowski 920.540.5875 bradw@wisdems.org 9 a.m.
· NFIB, Thompson Campaign press conference
Schomburg Refrigeration Co. Inc., 316 2nd Ave. S., Onalaska. NFIB to Make Special Announcement on U.S. Senate Race Onalaska, WI – The National Federation of Independent Business will hold a press conference tomorrow with former Governor Tommy Thompson to make a special announcement regarding the U.S. Senate race. CONTACT: Lisa Boothe 608-661-6363 or Lisa@TommyforWisconsin.com 2:05 p.m.
· On the Issues: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson
· PSC telephone hearing
Somers Town Hall, 7511 12th St., Somers. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5545-WR-103) Application of Town of Somers Water Utility, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Stimson Center President and CEO Ellen Laipson addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. The UN continues to face formidable challenges in responding effectively to the most complex conflicts in the world today, yet remains a uniquely qualified “go-to” institution for such tasks. The crisis in Syria captures many of these dynamics: the limits of intervening in a country where a peaceful protest morphed into a civil war, and where there was not sufficient consensus among the Permanent Five members of the Security Council, and the acute requirements of humanitarian need for refugees and for innocent civilians caught in the conflict. Ellen Laipson, president and CEO of the Stimson Center, will address the Syria case as it illuminates broader issues about the UN. 12 p.m.
· Turning Point UW-Madison student debate Union South, Varsity Hall, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison.

October 24
   Fundraisers
· Breakfast fundraiser for Assembly candidate John Jagler
Upper Krust Pie Shop, 1300 Memorial Drive, Watertown. With Special Guest: Lt. Gov Kleefisch $25 suggested at door $100 to be a host. Spots available Please make Checks Payable to: Jagler for Assembly 601 Clyman St Watertown, WI 53094 RSVP by calling 920-262-9747 or emailing jaglerforassembly@gmail.com 7:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 70th AD candidate Nancy VanderMeer
Tee Pee Supper Club, 812 Superior St., Tomah. With special guest Governor Scott Walker Suggested contribution of $100 Please make checks payable to: Nancy 4 Wisconsin 15050 County B PO Box 704 Sparta, WI 54656-0704 Please RSVP to Nels Rude at (608) 792-7590 11:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Christine Sinicki
Best Western Plus, 5105 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. Please join State Representative Christine Sinicki along with Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca On Wednesday, October 24th for a special showing of the award-winning documentary “WE ARE WISCONSIN: This is what Democracy Looks Like”* (Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP0jM4P5bmg) Social hour with cash bar & light appetizers: 5:00-6:00 pm Film viewing: 6:00-7:00 pm Suggested Donation $25 Hosts: State Senator Chris Larson State Representatives Jon Richards, Sandy Pasch, JoCasta Zamarippa, Josh Zepnick, Chris Taylor Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski Socialize with fellow progressives and take in this film about the struggles of Wisconsin workers in 2010 and the bill that spurred a statewide movement. To pre-order tickets or donate online go to www.chris-campaign.blogspot.com. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Mike Endsley
Breaking Bread, 6451 S. Business Drive, Sheboygan. With Special Guest Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Host levels Available: $500 Gold Sponsor $250 Silver Sponsor $100 Bronze Sponsor Suggested Donation $50 All donations gratefully accepted Please RSVP By October 22nd to: (920) 458-5759 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, Room G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
· Special committee on Improving Educational Opportunities in High School
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· MMAC: Milwaukee Airport Service Briefing
   Other
· Edgewood College Welcomes Distinguished Lecturer Cindy Hooper
Edgewood College, Washburn Heritage Room, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, Madison. Cindy Hooper discusses her recently released book, Conflict: African American Women and the New Dilemma of Race and Gender Politics (Praeger, 2012). Surveying the history of black women in American politics, including their roles in both the Women's Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements, and focusing on her research on the 2008 presidential election, Hooper ponders the extent to which African American women's electoral decisions have been shaped by race or gender politics. Ms. Hooper is a veteran of numerous local, state, and national political campaigns and founder of the National Organization for African-American Women, headquartered in Washington, D.C. She has a master's degree in government from The Johns Hopkins University. 4 p.m.
· On the Issues: Stimson Center President and CEO Ellen Laipson
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· United Wisconsin screening of 'Janeane from Des Moines' Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive, Madison.

October 25
   Fundraisers
· Reception honoring U.S. Rep. Ron Kind City Brewery Hospitality Center, 1111 3rd St. S., La Crosse.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Agriculture, Elections, and UW System informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Special committee on 911 Communications
   Business Events
· WIN-Milwaukee
Miller Inn, 4251 W. State St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Romney Campaign rally with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio
Waukesha Republican Victory Center, 1701 Pearl St., Suite #2, Waukesha. Boston, MA – On Thursday, Senator Marco Rubio will attend a Victory Rally at the Waukesha Republican Victory Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The following event is open to the press. CONTACT: Romney Press Office 857-288-3610 11:30 a.m.
· SPARC forum with former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold
Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud Drive, Sun Prairie. Feingold to Speak Thurs. in Sun Prairie on Progressive Movement and Elections Sun Prairie, WI -- Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold will speak Thursday, Oct. 25 at a forum being held by the Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud Drive. Feingold will discuss how local and national progressive movements can gain strength and how the November elections could affect that. The town hall style forum will also allow time for local citizens to engage in conversation and ask questions. Russ Feingold founded Progressives United “to give all progressives a voice in our elections, and to support candidates that will stand up to corporate influence and oppose those who blindly push the agenda of their corporate backers.” Progressives United will not accept contributions from federal lobbyists, and it discloses all contributors, and offers free membership to anyone wishing to join. More at www.ProgressivesUnited.org. Feingold will be joined by State Rep. Gary Hebl, County Board Supervisor Nick Zweifel, and other invited local officials and candidates. The forum is open to the public although the room capacity is limited to 150 people. Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition (SPARC) is a grassroots information and action network which supports and promotes local involvement to move Sun Prairie and Wisconsin forward. SPARC’s website www.SunPraireAction.org lists the following actions to fulfill its mission: § Campaign for programs and policies which support social justice and people’s rights § Encourage and support proactive local involvement § Promote government which serves people’s needs rather than corporate needs § Support political actions which preserve democratic processes and principles § Keep Sun Prairie informed of state and national politics and policies which affect our community § Provide resources for citizens to get involved § Maintain local visibility and an active presence in the community § Help local citizens find their voices and empower others to speak out § Build strong connections within the community and with other progressive organizations § Provide and maintain a local outlet for community-focused news and information free of corporate sponsorship Contact: Heather DuBois Bourenane SunPrairieAction@gmail.com; cell 608 217 6370; home 608 825 2518 www.SunPrairieAction.Org 7 p.m.
· UW-Madison economists address November election issues
6210 Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison.
· Voter fraud signs press conference
City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. WHEN FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS COLLIDE WITH VOTER INTEGRITY AND SO CALLED POLITICAL SPEECH The recent decision to take down warnings of penalties to citizens who may commit a crime known as Voter Fraud will be the subject of a press conference tomorrow at the Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda. At 2:30 pm prominent national grassroots leaders will offer opinions on the collision of American citizen’s freedom of speech with those who are seeking to silence public awareness efforts that highlight the consequences of criminal activities. Speaking to this critical issue and announcing specific plans will be: Niger Innis - National Spokesperson for the Congress of Racial Equality Jenny Beth Martin – Co-Founder and National Coordinator Tea Party Patriots Kim Simac – Founder Northwoods Patriots Further information may be obtained by contacting Kim Simac -715-891-3207 bk951@frontier.com 2:30 p.m.

October 26
   Fundraisers
· Madison College centennial celebration and auction
Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
· Reception for 85th AD candidate Mandy Wright
Stewart Inn, 521 Grant St., Wausau. Special Guests: Congressman Dave Obey, Governor Tony Earl, John Robinson, Representative Donna Seidel Host $250 Sponsor $100 *All Contributions Welcome RSVP: Maggie Bahrmasel, 715-303138, or wrightforwisconsin@gmail.com Mandy Wright for State Assembly 2016 Ewing St. Wausau, WI 54403 Give Online: http://mandywrightforassembly.nationbuilder.com/donate 4:30 p.m.
   Other
· Obama Campaign grassroots events with Vice President Joe Biden
Albee Hall, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh. On Friday, October 26, Vice President Biden will deliver remarks at grassroots events in Oshkosh and Kenosha, Wisconsin OSHKOSH: Ticket Distribution Information for Members of the Public: Tickets are available for the Vice President’s grassroots event in Oshkosh, WI. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To pick up your ticket, visit one of the following locations beginning on Tuesday, October 23 at 5:00pm CDT and continuing on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:00am CDT: OFA - Oshkosh Office 480 N. Main Street Oshkosh, WI 54901 OFA - Fond Du Lac Office 21 N. Portland Street Fond Du Lac, WI 54935 OFA - Appleton Office 506 W. College Avenue Appleton, WI 54911 CONTACT: Gillian Morris, WisconsinPress@barackobama.com, 414-339-1971 8:30 a.m.
· Obama Campaign grassroots events with Vice President Joe Biden
DeSimone Gymnasium, Sports & Activity Center, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha. On Friday, October 26, Vice President Biden will deliver remarks at grassroots events in Oshkosh and Kenosha, Wisconsin KENOSHA: Ticket Distribution Information for Members of the Public: Tickets are available for the Vice President’s grassroots event in Kenosha, WI. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To pick up your ticket, visit one of the following locations beginning on Tuesday, October 23 at 5:00pm CDT and continuing on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:00am CDT: OFA Kenosha Office 3020 Roosevelt Rd Kenosha, WI OFA DPW Kenosha Office 5535 6th Ave Kenosha, WI OFA Racine Office 606 6 St Racine, WI OFA Cudahy Office 5656 S Plackard Plaza Cudahy, WI OFA Burlington Office 101 S Pine Burlington, WI OFA Elkhorn Office 10 S Washington Elkhorn, WI CONTACT: Gillian Morris, WisconsinPress@barackobama.com, 414-339-1971 11:30 a.m.
· U.S. Senate debate
Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee. Hosted in cooperation with the "UpFront with Mike Gousha" coalition that includes WISN-TV, Ch. 12 in Milwaukee and WisPolitics.com. 8 p.m.
· Wisconsin Media Hall of Fame ceremony
Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Woodland Dreams Ballroom, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
· WMC award ceremony for Rep. Robin Vos
Quad/Graphics, 700 Black Hawk Drive, Burlington. Quad/Graphics’ Burlington printing plant will host an event Friday morning, October 26, at which Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) will present State Rep. Robin Vos (R-Burlington) with its Working for Wisconsin Award. 9 a.m.

October 27
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 98th AD candidate Eric Prudent
Sprizzo Gallery Cafe, 363 W. Main St., Waukesha. Guest speakers Lisa Muxworthy of Blogging Blue, and Jeff Christensen, Democratic Chair of Wisconsin's 5th Congressional District Host $250, Prudent's People $100, Sponsor $50, Suggested contribution $25 *Accepting PAC Contributions Please make checks payable to: Eric Prudent for State Assembly, 206 N University Dr, Waukesha WI 53188 RSVP to: Eric Prudent, (262) 751-2939, VotePrudent@gmail.com 3 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Scott Krug
Dakota Inn, County Highway JJ, Wautoma. With Special Guest Julaine Appling President, Wisconsin Family Action Hors d’oeuvres & refreshments will be served Host Levels - $500, $250, $200 (special recognition at the event) Admission- $25/ person (minimum suggested donation) Please make checks payable to: Krug for Assembly 1414 Akron Avenue Nekoosa, WI 54457 RSVP by Friday, Oct. 26 via email to deej.lundgren@gmail.com or via phone at 715 459 9613 6:30 p.m.
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference candidate forum
Saint Matthew C.M.E. Church, 2944 N. 9th St., Milwaukee.
· Racine Tea Party rally
6200 Regency West, Racine. FORMER NAVY SEAL CHRIS HEBEN & US SENATOR PAT TOOMEY to SPEAK on SATURDAY in RACINE Racine, WI – Former Navy SEAL Commando, Christopher Mark Heben of Cleveland, Ohio will address the crowd at the Racine TEA Party Road to Recovery Rally this Saturday, Oct 27th. Mr. Heben dedicated a big period of his life towards extraordinary service to our country. He was assigned to SEAL Team 8 for a period of four years before attaching to the Assault Cell of Det. 309 of the Naval Special Warfare Group II Reserve Unit as an Assault Cell Trainer. During this time, Mr. Heben deployed to the Middle East, Southwest Asia and Africa. On speaking at the Saturday event, Mr. Heben states “as Americans we have a chance to improve the direction of our country not only within, but outside our borders. We have the opportunity by voting Republican now and if we don’t seize it, we will be in dire straights”. United States Senator Pat Toomey of PA will also be joining the line-up as a surrogate for the Romney/Ryan campaign. Since joining the Senate in 2011, Senator Toomey has distinguished himself as a leader on economic, financial services and budgetary issues, striving to restore fiscal discipline to Washington and economic opportunity for all Americans. The event will feature former US Navy SEAL - Christopher Mark Heben, Governor - Tommy Thompson, Senator Pat Toomey, Senator - Ron Johnson, Representative - Robin Vos, Rock Star of Radio Vicki McKenna, emcee Conservative Radio Talk Show Host - James T Harris and more. Invited guests include Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus Contact: Nancy Milholland 262-994-0894 Lora Halberstadt 262-939-0175 2:30 p.m.
· Wisconsin AFL-CIO early vote rally with UAW President Bob King, U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin
2201 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee. Wisconsin voters will rally to get out the vote and march to the polls to cast their in-person absentee ballot (MILWAUKEE, WI) -- At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, union workers and community members will gather at 2201 N. Martin Luther King Drive for a special early vote rally with United Auto Workers President Bob King and U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin. Wisconsin voters will rally before marching to the Milwaukee Municipal Building to cast their ballot ahead of Election Day. Contact: Karen Hickey, 414-573-7579, khickey@wisaflcio.org 2 p.m.

October 28
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Evan Wynn
Buckhorn Supper Club, 11802 N. Charley Bluff Road, Milton. With Special Guest Governor Scott Walker Suggested contribution $50 All donations gratefully accepted Please makes checks payable to: Wynn for Wisconsin 214 Lake View Drive Whitewater, WI 53190 Please RSVP to (262) 470-2081 or Wynn4Wisconsin@gmail.com 5 p.m.
· Reception for Stephen Smith
Home of Susan and Dan McNiel's, 698 Ironwood St., Barron. Special Guest Peter Yarrow, Former Representative Mary Hubler, & Congressman Dave Obey RSVP: Jonathan Levine 715.629.1075 Sponsor : $100, Host: $25 Smith for the 75th- PO Box 252, Rice Lake, WI 54868 4 p.m.

October 29
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Howard Marklein
Kingsley Crossing, 236 Water St., Shullsburg. With special guest Ben Brancel Hor d’oeuvres & Beverages Provided suggested donation $25 per person All donations gratefully accepted Please Send Checks To: Taxpayers for Marklein, S11665 Soeldner Rd. Spring Green, WI 53588 Please RSVP to Crystal Lee at 608 658 6761 by October 23rd. 5 p.m.
· Karaoke reception for Assembly candidate Chris Rockwood
Papa's Social Club, 7712 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee. Hosts $250, Sponsors $100 RSVP: friends@ChrisRockwood.org Friends of Chris Rockwood 2448 North 73rd St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213 Give Online: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/rockwoodforassembly *All Contributions Welcome 5 p.m.
· Reception for Pocan for Congress
The Cardinal Bar, 418 E. Wilson, Madison. The Progressive Tradition Continues! Please join special guest Senator Russ Feingold for a reception to benefit Mark Pocan for Congress Suggested contribution: $35 Sponsorships: $500, $250, $100, $50 All contributions greatly appreciated! To Sponsor or RSVP, email Rachelle@pocanforcongress.com or call (608) 258-2012 Checks can be made to: Pocan for Congress | P.O. Box 327 | Madison, WI 53701 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Public Policy Forum: Milwaukee’s Information Technology Infrastructure
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West, 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa.
   Other
· DWD press conference
Ellison Technologies, N27 W23750 Paul Road, Pewaukee. DWD Secretary Newson to Visit Manufacturing Employer MADISON – As part of Manufacturing Month, proclaimed by Governor Scott Walker for the month of October, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson will visit Ellison Technologies, N27 W23750 Paul Rd. in Pewaukee on Monday, October 29, 2012, at 10:45 a.m. to meet with company leaders and discuss the importance of manufacturing to Wisconsin’s economy. In 2011, Wisconsin manufacturers added more than 11,000 jobs and more than $50 billion in economic activity to Wisconsin’s GDP. Ellison Technologies purchases, customizes, and maintains advanced manufacturing equipment for many of Wisconsin’s most prominent manufacturers. DWD has worked collaboratively with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and other key partners to promote manufacturing as a good career option for state residents. CONTACT: John Dipko, Communications Director, 608-266-2722 10:45 a.m.
· MCFR China town hall
ATT Room, Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison.
· PSC telephone hearing
Village of Trempealeau Community Center, 24455 3rd St., Trempealeau. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5-BS-190) Joint Application of Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin and the Village of Trempealeau, for Authority to Abandon Certain Substation Facilities, Sell/Buy Certain Electric Distribution Facilities, and Transfer Eight Customers Served by the Same Facilities in the Town Trempealeau, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin 10 a.m.
· Victory rally with Mitt Romney -- CANCELLED
Wisconsin Products Pavilion, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis. Mitt Romney Campaigns In Wisconsin On Monday Boston, MA – On Monday, Mitt Romney will attend a Victory rally at Wisconsin Products Pavilion in West Allis, Wisconsin. Tickets may be obtained by visiting www.mittromney.com/WI CONTACT: Romney Press Office 857-288-3610 7 p.m.

October 30
   Fundraisers
· Breakfast fundraiser for 35th AD candidate Mary Czaja
Rodeway Inn and Suites, 1738 E. Comfort Drive, Tomahawk. You are cordially invited to attend a luncheon for Mary Czaja Candidate for the 35th Assembly District With Special Guest Governor Scott Walker Host Levels Available: $500 Gold Sponsor *** $250 Silver Sponsor *** Suggested Minimum Donation $100 ($150.00 for couples) *** Includes Photo Opportunity with Governor Walker All Donations Gratefully Accepted Please make checks payable to: Mary Czaja for Assembly P.O. Box 751 Tomahawk, WI 54487 Please RSVP by Friday, October 26, 2012 to Hillary at 608-669-4977 or Hillary.Vedvig@gmail.com 11 a.m.
· Breakfast fundraiser for 85th AD candidate Pat Snyder
Marathon County Historical Society, 410 McIndoe St., Wausau. With Special Guest Governor Scott Walker Suggested donation: $100 Please make checks payable Friends of Pat Snyder PO Box 2170 Wausau, WI 54402 Please RSVP to Pat at pat85assembly@gmail.com Or at 715 359 5480 8:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 25th AD candidate Paul Tittl
Timeout Sports Bar & Grill, 1027 N. Rapids Road, Manitowoc. With Special Guests Senator Joe Leibham & Senator Frank Lasee Host levels Available: $500 Gold Sponsor $250 Silver Sponsor $100 Bronze Sponsor Suggested Donation $50 All donations gratefully accepted Please make checks payable to: Friends of Paul Tittl 2229 Rheaume Road Manitowoc, WI 54220 RSVP by October 27th to Paul at (920) 901-0155 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 31th AD candidate Ryan Schroeder
Sport's Page, 29 S. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Walworth County Tavern League Suggested Contribution : $50 Remit payment to: Schroeder for Assembly | 510 S. 7th St. Delavan, WI 53115 *All Contributions Welcome 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Pocan for Congress Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison.
   State Government
· Special committee on Review of Emergency Detention and Admission of Minors Under Chapter 51
LC Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· Fracking: The Wisconsin Connection
1106 Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison.
· Project Milwaukee: Help Wanted -- Uncovering the Truth Behind Wisconsin's Skills Gap
1015 N. 6th St., Room M605, Milwaukee.
   Other
· Safe & Sound awards event
Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Join us for a program with Senator Ron Johnson, speaking as a representative of the Romney campaign. 12 p.m.

October 31
   Other
· 14th SD candidate forum
Lodi High School, Large Group Instruction Room, 1100 Sauk St., Lodi. Margarete Worthington and Luther Olsen participating in 14th State Senate District Candidate Forum on Wed. 10/31/12 in Lodi, WI The Lodi Optimist Club is sponsoring a 14th State Senate Candidate Forum featuring Luther Olsen and Margarete Worthington on Wednesday, Oct 31st at 12:40pm in the Large Group Instruction room at Lodi High School, 1100 Sauk St. Lodi, WI. Olsen and Worthington are campaigning for the newly configured District 14 that includes parts of Columbia and Dane Counties. Before the forum, the candidates and members of the Lodi Optimist Club will eat lunch with the Lodi High School students in the school cafeteria. The Lodi Optimist Club has also invited Lodi High School classes to attend and participate in the candidate forum. State Senate candidate Margarete Worthington said that “Holding a candidate forum in the Lodi High School and inviting the high school students to participate in the forum is a great idea. It allows the students to see democracy in action. It is important for all constituents to have access to their State Senator and what could be better than asking their questions in a public forum? I look forward to hearing the concerns of forum attendees and sharing my ideas with them.” This is forum is free and open to the public. This is the last of 5 candidate forums held for the 14th State Senate District race. The general election on Tuesday, Nov. 6th Contact: Bill Haupt 608-592-4278 12:40 p.m.
· On the Issues: Marquette Law School October Poll
· U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan attends Eau Claire victory event
Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire. Boston, MA – On Wednesday, Paul Ryan will attend Victory Events at Florian Garden in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, FulfillNet Direct Mail Provider in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Memorial Hall in Racine, Wisconsin. Tickets may be obtained by visiting www.mittromney.com/WI CONTACT: Romney Press Office 857-288-3610 8 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan attends Green Bay victory event
FulfillNet Direct Mail Provider, 1085 Parkview Road, Green Bay. Boston, MA – On Wednesday, Paul Ryan will attend Victory Events at Florian Garden in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, FulfillNet Direct Mail Provider in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Memorial Hall in Racine, Wisconsin. Tickets may be obtained by visiting www.mittromney.com/WI CONTACT: Romney Press Office 857-288-3610 10:45 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan attends Racine victory event
Memorial Hall, 72 7th St., Racine. Boston, MA – On Wednesday, Paul Ryan will attend Victory Events at Florian Garden in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, FulfillNet Direct Mail Provider in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and Memorial Hall in Racine, Wisconsin. Tickets may be obtained by visiting www.mittromney.com/WI CONTACT: Romney Press Office 857-288-3610 2:15 p.m.

November 1
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Duey Stroebel
Galioto’s Twelve21, 1221 Wauwatosa Road, Cedarburg. With Special Guest Robin Vos – Co-chair of Joint Finance Committee Appetizers Short Program at 6:30pm Suggested contribution of $75 per person Or Please consider a contribution to one of the special host/host couple committee levels: Gold Level: $400 Silver Level: $200 Please make checks payable: Stroebel for Assembly 2428 Covered Bridge Rd. Saukville, WI 53080 RSVP by Oct. 24th appreciated to Laura Stroebel – lstroebel@wi.rr.com or (262) 377-2095 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· AACC fall networking event
PAJE, 2213 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee. Create New Connections Find New Opportunities Visit Old Friends You're invited to the African American Chamber of Commerce's Reclaiming our Members, Membership Drive and Networking Event. Join Milwaukee's top entrepreneurs and professionals for complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and cocktails while learning about the new direction and benefits of a Chamber membership. Sponsored by: American Family Insurance For more information, call: African American Chamber of Commerce 6203 W. Capitol Drive 414-462-9450 Please RSVP to aaccmke@gmail.com 5 p.m.
· Leveraging Social Media for Competitive Gain
MMAC Offices - Wisconsin Room, 756 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 400, Milwaukee.
   Other
· 7th CD debate
Yellowjacket Union, 1605 Catlin Ave., Superior. Final debate between U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Weston, and former state Sen. Pat Kreitlow, D-Chippewa Falls. 7 p.m.
· Dane Co. Supervisor Hesselbein press conference
City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison. County Supervisor Will be Joined by Veterans Dane County Supervisor Dianne Hesselbein will make an important announcement at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, on the steps of the City County Building. Note: In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in Room 106B in the City-County Building Contact: Dane County Supervisor Dianne Hesselbein, 608.219.8127 1 p.m.
· Liz Cheney, Howard Dean debate at Marquette University Marquette Hall, Room 300, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· Obama Campaign rally with President Bill Clinton
UW-Waukesha Field House, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha. CHICAGO— Obama for America announced today that President Bill Clinton will deliver remarks at a grassroots event in Waukesha, Wisconsin tomorrow before traveling to Ohio for grassroots events in Toledo, Akron and Chillicothe. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required for entry. CONTACT: Gillian Morris, Wisconsin Press Secretary, 414-339-1971 9:15 a.m.
· Oregon Area Progressives open mic
Firefly Coffeehouse, 114 N. Main St., Oregon. This will also be a kick-off rally for a Get Out The Vote drive for Southern Dane County. Featured guests will include Rep. Mark Pocan - candidate for Wisconsin's 2nd District Congressional seat, Rep. Andy Jorgenson, Lisa Graves - Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy and Doug Cunningham from The Mic - 92.1 There will also be music, poetry and good company to launch the final push to re-elect President Barack Obama and to elect Tammy Baldwin, Mark Pocan, and Democrats Andy Jorgenson and Sondy Pope Roberts to the Wisconsin State Legislature. For more information contact: Charles Uphoff 213-6063 or Carlene Bechen 513-7655 6 p.m.
· Tarmac event with President Obama
Austin Straubel International Airport, 2077 Airport Drive, Green Bay. On Thursday, November 1, President Obama will deliver remarks at a tarmac event in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Ticket Distribution Information for Members of the Public: Tickets from the President’s grassroots event that was scheduled for Tuesday, October 30 will also be honored. Tickets are available for the President’s grassroots event in Green Bay, WI. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To pick up your ticket, visit one of the below locations TOMORROW from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM CDT. OFA Field Office- Green Bay 118 S Chestnut Avenue Green Bay, WI 54303 OFA Field Office- Appleton 506 W College Avenue Appleton, WI 54911 OFA Field Office- Oshkosh 480 N Main Street Oshkosh, WI 54901 Contact: Gillian Morris, WisconsinPress@barackobama.com 8:30 a.m.
· Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin annual meeting
Marriott Madison West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton. National and Regional Transportation and Economic Development Experts to Speak In Madison Madison, WI – October 22, 2012 – The Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin (TDA) will host its annual meeting on Thursday, November 1, 2012. Attendees at this year’s annual meeting will hear firsthand, from a distinguished group of professionals who shape our economy every day, the role transportation plays in setting the course for the future. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Why Transportation Matters: because there is no point in making it if you can’t move it.” The meeting will focus on the importance of our state’s transportation system and how transportation is directly linked to the economy. Speakers include a business leader from the Salt Lake City area and a nationally recognized economic development leader, plus other Wisconsin business and transportation experts. TDA Executive Director Craig Thompson commented on how the theme for this year’s conference came to be. “One of the things businesses consider when deciding where to relocate or expand is the state’s transportation system. A modern transportation system provides access to workers and facilitates the efficient movement of raw materials and goods.” The annual meeting will take place at the Marriott Madison West. Check-in and registration runs from 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 10 a.m. More information and a registration form for the annual meeting is available at: http://www.tdawisconsin.com/news.iml?ArticleID=34. Featured Speakers at the meeting include:   Kurt Bauer is the president and CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the state’s largest and most influential business lobby which represents 3,500 businesses of all sizes and from every sector of the economy. Bauer has also worked with the Wisconsin Bankers Association and led the Phoenix-based Arizona Bankers Association. Lane Beattie has been the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber since 2003. Under Beattie’s leadership, the chamber has focused on strengthening Utah’s economy by investing in transportation, reforming the health care system, improving education, and expanding international business. Mark Gottlieb was appointed to serve as secretary of WisDOT beginning in 2011. Gottlieb was elected to the 60th Assembly District in the Wisconsin State Legislature in 2002, and previously served as both an alderman and the mayor of Port Washington. Gottlieb worked as a professional engineer for 24 years in various public and private sector positions. Larry Gigerich is a nationally recognized economic development leader and the founder and managing director of Ginovus, a company that provides economic development guidance to companies considering expansion, relocation, consolidation and/or acquisition projects. During his career, Gigerich has worked on approximately 500 economic development projects resulting in over $10 billion of capital investment, the creation of over 80,000 new jobs, and the retention of over 160,000 existing jobs. Gigerich has been named by Governing magazine as one of the nation’s best economic development officials and is a regular speaker and panelist at national site selection conferences and events. About TDA From the buses in Racine to the Port of Green Bay to the rail lines in Superior to the Waukesha County Airport to the roads we use every day, Wisconsin’s transportation network is the key to connecting goods to market and people to jobs. Founded in 1971, the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin promotes the vitality and safety of the state’s transportation system, including public transit systems, public-use and general aviation airports, railroads, commercial ports, and roads.  TDA’s members comprise business, labor, units of government, regional planning organizations, as well as individuals. www.tdawisconsin.com and Twitter handle @TDAWisconsin. CONTACT: Craig Thompson, Executive Director Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin (608) 256-7044 craig.thompson@tdawisconsin.org 10 a.m.
· Wisconsin AFL-CIO GOTV rally
Green Bay Labor Temple, 1570 Elizabeth St., Green Bay. Hundreds of Union Workers Rally to Get Out the Vote Labor leaders, Tammy Baldwin, rally with Wisconsin workers to get out the vote (GREEN BAY, WI) -- At 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 1, union members and community activists will gather at the Green Bay Labor Temple to participate in a special get out the vote rally. Speakers include International United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard, AFSCME President Lee Saunders, Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt, U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin, 8th congressional district candidate Jamie Wall, State Senator Dave Hansen, state assembly candidates Pat Vesser and Jeff McCabe. Wisconsin AFL-CIO endorsed candidates will thank participants for their activism before grassroots volunteers hit the doors to turn out votes. With: United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard AFSCME President Lee Saunders Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin State Senator Dave Hansen 8th CD candidate Jamie Wall 1st AD candidate Pat Vesser 5th AD candidate Jeff McCabe Hundreds of rank-and-file union and community election volunteers Contact: Karen Hickey, 414-573-7579, khickey@wisaflcio.org 4 p.m.

November 2
   Business Events
· Lunch with MMAC President Tim Sheehy
MMAC Offices - Wisconsin Room, 756 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 400, Milwaukee.
· Sustainability Leaders Community Forum
5120 Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave., Madison.
   Other
· Obama Campaign grassroots event with Vice President Joe Biden
Aldrich Middle School, 1859 Northgate Drive, Beloit. VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN TO CAMPAIGN IN BELOIT, WISCONSIN BELOIT- On Friday, November 2, Vice President Biden will hold a grassroots event at Aldrich Middle School in Beloit, Wisconsin to lay out the vision he and the President share to create an economy that’s built to last versus going back to the same, failed top-down policies that crashed our economy and hurt the middle class. Ticket Distribution Information for Members of the Public: Tickets are available for the Vice President’s grassroots event in Beloit, Wisconsin. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Wednesday, October 31 at 9:00AM CDT. To pick up your ticket, visit one of the following locations: OFA – Beloit Office 314 State Street Beloit, WI OFA – Janesville Office 111 W Milwaukee Street Janesville, WI CONTACT: OFA-WI, Gillian Morris, 414-339-1971, gmorris@barackobama.com 9 a.m.
· Obama Campaign grassroots event with Vice President Joe Biden
Superior Middle School, 3626 Hammond Ave., Superior. VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN TO CAMPAIGN IN SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN Superior, Wis.- On Friday, November 2, Vice President Biden will hold a grassroots event at Superior Middle School in Superior, Wisconsin to lay out the vision he and the President share to create an economy that’s built to last versus going back to the same, failed top-down policies that crashed our economy and hurt the middle class. Ticket Distribution Information for Members of the Public: Tickets are available for the Vice President’s grassroots event in Superior, Wisconsin. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required for entrance. One ticket per person will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Wednesday, October 31 at 9:00AM CDT. To pick up your ticket, visit one of the following locations: OFA-WI Superior Office 1810 Belknap Street Superior, WI 54880 OFA-WI Ashland 316 West Main Street Ashland, WI 54806 OFA-MN Duluth 210 Superior Street Duluth, MN 55802 For more information visit http://ofa.bo/superior. CONTACT: OFA-WI, Gillian Morris, 414-339-1971,gmorris@barackobama.com OFA-MN, Kristin Sosanie 651-492-4802, ksosanie@barackobama.com 1 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Romney Campaign victory event with Mitt Romney
Products Pavilion at State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis. Boston, MA – On Friday, Mitt Romney will attend a Victory Event at Products Pavilion at State Fair Park in West Allis, Wisconsin. The following event is open to the press. Tickets may be obtained by visiting www.mittromney.com/WI CONTACT: Romney Press Office 857-288-3610 9:30 a.m.
· Thompson Campaign victory tour
CONTACT: Heather Swift (608) 661-6363 or Heather@TommyForWisconsin.com Tommy Thompson to Kick-off Restore America Tour Tomorrow Madison, WI – Former Governor Tommy Thompson will kickoff his three day, 10-city Restore America Tour tomorrow. Thompson will barnstorm the state to rally supporters and share his plan with Wisconsin voters to help employers create jobs, bring bipartisanship back to Washington, D.C. and restore fiscal sanity to Congress. Friday, November 2, 2012 1:00 PM Wingra Stone 2975 Kapec Road Madison, WI 53719 4:30 PM La Crosse Empire Screen Printing N5206 Marco Road Onalaska, WI 54650 Saturday, November 3 8:00 AM Wausau Victory Center 540 S 3rd Avenue Wausau, WI 54401 10:40 AM Eau Claire Victory Center 2316 Hillcrest Parkway Altoona, Wisconsin 54720 2:00 PM Superior Victory Center 3215 Tower Avenue Suite 106 Superior, WI 54880 5:15 PM Hudson Victory Center 213 S. 2nd Street Hudson, WI 54016 Sunday, November 4 9:00 AM Allouez Café 2020 South Webster Ave Green Bay, WI 54301 10:00 AM Kroll’s West Sideline Sports Bar 1990 South Ridge Rd. Green Bay, WI 54304 2:30 PM Sheboygan Victory Center 2125 S. Memorial Place Drive Sheboygan WI, 53081 4:00 PM Fond du Lac Victory Center 55 N Macy Street Fond du Lac, WI 54935 5:45 PM Serb Hall 5101 West Oklahoma Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53219 1 p.m.
· WisPolitics.com/Milwaukee Admirals Decision 2012 straw poll

November 3
   Other
· Americans for Prosperity: Obama’s Failing Agenda bus tour visits Burlington
· Americans for Prosperity: Obama’s Failing Agenda bus tour visits Green Bay
· Americans for Prosperity: Obama’s Failing Agenda bus tour visits Sheboygan
· Americans for Prosperity: Obama’s Failing Agenda bus tour visits Waukesha
· Grassroots event with President Obama
Delta Convention Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. On Saturday, November 3, President Obama will deliver remarks at a grassroots event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Multi-platinum Artist and President Obama Supporter, Katy Perry, will perform at the event. Ticket Distribution Information for Members of the Public: The event is free and open to the public although an online RSVP is required for entry into the event. Please visit www.barackobama.com/Milwaukee2012 to RSVP. Contact: Gillian Morris, WisconsinPress@barackobama.com 11:30 a.m.

November 4
   Other
· Americans for Prosperity: Obama’s Failing Agenda bus tour visits Franksville
· Americans for Prosperity: Obama’s Failing Agenda bus tour visits Madison

November 5
   State Government
· PSC telephone hearing on Jefferson Water and Electric Department application to increase water rates
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. and Jefferson Utilities and Police Department, 425 Collins Road, Jefferson. (Docket 2750-WR-104) Application of Jefferson Water and Electric Department, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 2 p.m.
· Supreme Court hearing
Branch II courtroom, Green County Justice Center, 2841 6th St., Monroe.
   Other
· Rally with Obama and Bruce Springsteen
Downtown Madison. Entrance at Mifflin & State Street. RSVP: http://wi.barackobama.com/President-Obama-in-Madison-Last-Chance 7 a.m.
· Romney Campaign victory rally with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
Sterling Aviation, General Mitchell International Airport, 5480 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. Boston, MA – On Monday, Paul Ryan will continue the Romney-Ryan Real Recovery Road Rally by attending a Victory Event at Atlantic Aviation in Reno, Nevada, a Victory Rally at Johnson’s Corner in Johnstown, Colorado, a Victory Rally at Elliott Aviation in Des Moines, Iowa, a Victory Rally at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, Ohio, and a Victory Rally at Sterling Aviation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tickets may be obtained by visiting www.mittromney.com/WI Contact: Romney Press Office 857-288-3610 9:45 p.m.
· Romney-Ryan GOTV event
Green Bay Victory Center, 1915 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay. With Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, U.S. Rep. Marcia Blackburn and Tobin Ryan, brother of GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan. 10:30 a.m.
· Romney-Ryan GOTV event
Appleton Victory Center, 609 W. College Ave., Suite C, Appleton With Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, U.S. Rep. Marcia Blackburn and Tobin Ryan, brother of GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan. 11:55 a.m.
· Romney-Ryan GOTV event
Fond du Lac Victory Center, 55 N. Macy St., Fond du Lac. With Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, U.S. Rep. Marcia Blackburn and Tobin Ryan, brother of GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan. 1:30 p.m.

November 6
· 2012 General Election
Polls open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Find your polling location: https://myvote.wi.gov/ 7 a.m.
   Business Events
· Zilber Property's Dan McCarthy addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Dan McCarthy, Director of Urban Development at Zilber Property, will present on Milwaukee’s Ten Year Plan to eliminate homelessness by examining the key components of this strategic plan including the demographics of who is homeless in Milwaukee and the Plan’s Four Pillars approach of (1) Prevention and Emergency Services, (2) Economic Support and Employment, (3) Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Support Services and (4) Permanent Housing. To complement this macro perspective, he will also explore how one of the city’s most successful shelters provides a safe environment for women and families while working to end homelessness, one life at a time. 12 p.m.
   Other
· Baldwin Campaign Election Night party
Monona Terrace, Madison Ballroom, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. 8:01 p.m.
· Democratic Party Election Night celebration
Hyatt Regency Downtown, 333 W. Kilbourn, Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE—A joint election night party in Milwaukee will be hosted by Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Democratic Parties of Milwaukee County & Wisconsin and the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Tammy Baldwin for Senate. The free event will be at the Hyatt Regency, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave, in downtown Milwaukee. Doors will open to the Regency Ballroom for attendees at 8:15 p.m. Note: Congresswoman Moore, running in the newly-constituted 4th Congressional District, will utilize this event as her election night victory party. Also in attendance will be Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee Dems chairman Sachin Chheda, and additional local elected officials and Democratic Party officials. DPW Chairman Mike Tate and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin will be at her main party in Madison, Wisconsin. Those details will be provided in a separate advisory. FREE and open to the public 8:15 p.m.
· Duffy Campaign Election Night victory party
Jefferson Street Inn, Grand Ballroom, 201 Jefferson St., Wausau. Hors d'ouevres and a cash bar will be available. RSVP to the Duffy Campaign:info@duffyforcongress.com 7 p.m.
· Kreitlow Campaign Election Night event
Wausau Labor Temple, 318 S. 3rd Ave., Wausau. 8 p.m.
· Lee Campaign Election Night event
Doubletree Hotel, 525 W. Johnson St., Madison. 8 p.m.
· Ribble Campaign Election Night party
Rock Garden, Grand Ballroom South, 1951 Bond St., Green Bay. All guests are asked to bring a canned good to donate to Paul's Pantry 6:30 p.m.
· Ryan Campaign victory party
Holiday Inn Express Convention Center, 3100 Wellington Place, Janesville. RYAN FOR CONGRESS HOLDS ELECTION NIGHT EVENT IN JANESVILLE Paul Ryan’s supporters gather in his hometown to watch 2012 election returns Janesville, WI – On Tuesday, Ryan for Congress will host a Victory Party with local candidates at the Holiday Inn Express Convention Center in Paul Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin. Hosted By: Paul Ryan for Congress Contact: Kevin Seifert, 608-754-8099 8 p.m.
· Thompson Campaign victory night party
Milwaukee Marriott West, W231 N1600 Corporate Court, Pewaukee. Milwaukee, WI – The Tommy Thompson for U.S. Senate campaign will celebrate victory night at the Milwaukee Marriott West. CONTACT: Lisa Boothe 608-661-6363 or Lisa@TommyforWisconsin.com 8 p.m.
· Wall Campaign Election Night event
Riverside Ballroom, 1560 Main St., Green Bay. 8 p.m.
· Zerban Campaign Election Night event
United Auto Workers Local 72, 3615 Washington Road, Kenosha. 8 p.m.

November 7
   Business Events
· 2012 DMI Annual Dinner
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Madison Transit's Chuck Kamp addresses Madison Rotary Club
Inn on the Park, Madison.
· Milwaukee Re-Entry Network Employer Summit
American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Johnna Scott Phone: (414) 704-9031 jscott@mosaic-wi.com ******Media Alert – Invitation to attend****** Milwaukee Re-Entry Networks host first Employer Summit to educate Wisconsin Employers on the benefits of hiring former offenders The Milwaukee Re-Entry Network The Milwaukee Re-entry Network hosts its first Employer Summit bringing together Wisconsin employers who have job openings, with a main goal of wiping out myths that are often associated with hiring former offenders as employees, and instead showcasing this population as a viable talent pool for employment Wednesday, November 7, 2012 8:00am-4:00pm The American Serb Hall 5101 W. Oklahoma Avenue The Milwaukee Re-Entry Network is a partnership made up of Wisconsin-based non-profit organizations, government entities and community-based organizations who came together to develop an ex-offender summit for employers who currently hire former offenders and those that have not explored this option. The summit will educate employers on the resources, benefits and facts when hiring former offenders and feature nationally known speaker Yariela Kerr-Donovan, Director of Project REACH-Resources and Education for the Advancement of Careers at Hopkins (Johns Hopkins University). Ms. Kerr-Donovan will discuss the University’s commitment to hiring former offenders and the positive results of that commitment on the University and the community. Currently, one in 31 persons in the United States are either incarcerated or on some form of community supervision. There are approximately 21,700 inmates in Wisconsin prisons and correctional centers, in addition to those being held in county jails. Also, about 67,400 people are currently on some form of court- ordered community supervision in Wisconsin. Many of these individuals require employment as part of their supervision rules, but face many obstacles in attaining employment. Additional information: The Milwaukee Re-Entry Employer Summit is sponsored by the Center for Self-Sufficiency, Wisconsin Department of Children & Families, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, U. S. Probation Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Community Services and the YWCA. ### 8 a.m.
   Other
· Gov. Walker highlights military veteran entrepreneurship
VETransfer Facility, 1101 N. Market St., Milwaukee. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will visit VETransfer in Milwaukee to highlight the organization’s success in mentoring military veteran entrepreneurs. VETransfer is a national organization that connects military veterans with the resources needed to succeed as entrepreneurs. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 8:15 a.m.
· Milwaukee Press Club post-election STS
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· PSC hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 4220-UR-118) Application of Northern States Power Company-Wisconsin for Authority to Adjust Electric and Natural Gas Rates 9:30 a.m.
· State of the Judiciary Address
Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva. Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson will give her annual State of the Judiciary Address at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Following the State of the Judiciary, Director of State Courts A. John Voelker will give his annual State of the Director’s Office Address. In addition to the speeches, the annual meeting of the Judicial Conference features a general business meeting and offers a wide range of judicial educational programs. 9:15 a.m.

November 8
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Business Events
· Bridging the Skills Gap in Wisconsin
University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce business fair
American Legion Post 245, 2217 American Legion Drive, Cross Plains. The Chambers of Cross Plains & Black Earth present our third annual Business Fair Thursday, November 8, 2012. Visitors can enter to win Fabulous Prizes including a 32 inch flat screen television!! Local business people will showcase their products and services from 4-7 pm. Stop in and get to know neighbor businesses and people. Sample local foods, buy gift cards and local goods, learn about area services. There will be food, giveaways, and most importantly networking opportunities! Bring plenty of business cards and enjoy casual networking over refreshments and food with attendees from the Black Earth and Cross Plains area! The event will be held at The American Legion Post 245, 2217 American Legion Drive in Cross Plains, Wisconsin. Thank you to our sponsors: Allstate Insurance Company, American Legion Post 245, Century 21 Affiliated-Roessler, Coach's Club, Culvers of Cross Plains, Dew Signs, LLC, Madison Gas & Electric Company, Middleton Community Bank, News Publishing, Inc., Plastic Ingenuity, The Shoe Box, State Bank of Cross Plains, Stoppleworth Plumbing, Ltd, TDS Telecom, UW Provision Company, Inc. The Cross Plains Area Chamber of Commerce has about 100 local businesses members who work together for the betterment of our community. We are passionate about improving our community while we grow healthy businesses. The CPACC mission statement is: "Promote a strong economy and high quality of life for our Chamber members and the Cross Plains area community." 4 p.m.
· Seeds for Success workshop
UW-Extension, 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Madison. Training offered for Food and Farm Entrepreneurs The Seeds for Success workshop will provide local food and farm entrepreneurs the opportunity to hear from other successful local food entrepreneurs and provide the tools to begin or expand their own business plan. This one day workshop will be offered on Thursday Nov 8 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Dane County UW-Extension office at 5201 Fen Oak Dr. in Madison, WI. The morning will feature a panel of five local food and farm businesses. These entrepreneurs will share information on their successful businesses and tips for new entrepreneurs. In the afternoon, Extension professionals will be available to provide a business plan outline and help attendees get started on building or expanding their own business plan. A lunch featuring local food will be provided. The registration fee is $45 per person. Please register by November 1, 2012. More information, including online registration, is available at http://fyi.uwex.edu/danefoodsystem/2012/10/10/seeds-for-success-workshop/ For more information, contact Laura Witzling at witzling@countyofdane.com or 608-224-3710 or Carrie Edgar atedgar@countyofdane.com or 608-224-3706. 9 a.m.
· WIN Milwaukee
   Other
· Annual Wisconsin Fall Tourism Convention
Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan.
· CWAG luncheon honoring U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl
Wyndham Hotel & Convention Center, 4747 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. You Are Invited to a Special Luncheon Program in Honor of: Wisconsin's U.S. Senator Herb Kohl's 24 Years of Congressional Leadership Please join the Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG), along with our coalition members from the Wisconsin aging and disability networks, local and state elected officials, Wisconsin's businesses, education and labor leaders ... in honoring Wisconsin's Senior Senator, Herb Kohl for his 24 years of service to our state and our country. Senator Kohl's leadership as the Chair of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and as Chair of the the Antitrust Judiciary Subcommittee, made him America's leading advocate for low cost prescription drugs for seniors, holding Wall Street accountable and protecting and strengthening Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. "His soft spoken demeanor and bi-partisanship leadership, while avoiding the spotlight, gave Senator Kohl credibility and respect from both sides of the political isle . . . and by staying above the political fray, he got things done in Washington, for the betterment of Wisconsin citizens and the American People." . - A. J. Nino Amato, President - CWAG Please join us on Thursday, November 8, 2012 for this special celebration of Senator Kohl and to hear him discuss the over reaching theme of "working together" and the importance of "bi-partisanship" for solving America's challenges. Since this special luncheon will occur just two day's after the November 6th presidential and congressional elections, Senator Kohl will provide his perspective on the election results and what Congress and the President will be facing over the next four years. Senator Kohl Registration: 11:00 - 11:45 am Lunch: 11:45 am - 12:30 pm Recognition Celebration: 12:30 - 1:30 pm Remarks by U.S. Senator Kohl: 1:30 - 2:00 pm Space is limited, so register today Registration is $40 per person. Luncheon Sponsorships and Corporate Tables are still available. Please contact Angie Tuckwood of CWAG (608-221-6124) about your organization or corporation being a co-sponsor of this Special Luncheon event in Honor of U.S. Senator Herb Kohl! 11 a.m.
· Gov. Walker addresses Governor’s Small Business Summit
La Crosse Center, North Hall, 300 Front St., La Crosse. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will deliver remarks at the second annual Governor’s Small Business Summit in La Crosse. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 11:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin AFL-CIO press conference
19 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee. MIDDLE-CLASS FAMILIES GATHER AT REP. MOORE’S OFFICE TO CALL ON ELECTED LEADERS TO PROMISE TO PROTECT WORKING FAMILY PROGRAMS Participants to tell their stories about how they would be hurt by benefit cuts to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid (MILWAUKEE, WI) -- On Thursday, November 8, two days after the election, workers from Wisconsin will join with AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker to call on Congress to defend family-protecting programs and tell their stories about how they would be hurt if Congress cuts Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to extend George Bush’s tax cuts for the top 2% of wealthiest Americans. Rep. Gwen Moore will be in attendance to outline her stance on issues expected to come to the floor during the lame duck session. Tuesday’s election presented a clear choice between two very different visions for our country and our economy. Voters chose the promise of an America that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few; an America where everyone plays by the same rules. At a 10:00 a.m. media event at Rep. Gwen Moore’s downtown office, working families will call on Congress to fully preserve Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security during the lame duck session. This event is part of a national day of action to preserve Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and call for the end of the tax cuts for the top 2% of wealthiest Americans. With: Machinist worker directly impacted by cuts to Social Security or Medicare Representative Gwen Moore Arlene Holt Baker, Executive Vice-President of the AFL-CIO Phil Neuenfeldt, President of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Contact: Karen Hickey, 414-573-7579, khickey@wisaflcio.org 10 a.m.
· Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce launch
Jackalope Lounj, 345 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. 5 p.m.
· WisPolitics Luncheon: Former U.S. Reps. Scott Klug and Larry LaRocco
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Two former congressmen -- Republican Scott Klug of Madison and Democrat Larry LaRocco of Idaho -- are the "Voices from the Political Middle," who promise an honest assessment of post-election D.C. The price for each lunch is $19. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m.; events end at 1 p.m. Pre-registration for each required: Call the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or email reception@madisonclub.org The sponsors for this year's Madison Club luncheon series are: American Family Insurance, Aurora Health Care, University Research Park, Wal-Mart, WHD Law, and Xcel Energy. 11:30 a.m.

November 9
   State Government
· Special committee on State-Tribal Relations
Thornberry Creek at Oneida, 4470 N. Pine Tree Road, Oneida.
   Other
· Annual Wisconsin Fall Tourism Convention
Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan.
· PSC telephone hearing
Wilson Community Center, 440 Main St., Wilson. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6545-WR-100) Application of Village of Wilson Municipal Water Utility, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

November 10
   Business Events
· WBCC luncheon
African American Women's Center, 3020 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee. 12 p.m.
   Other
· Milwaukee Co. Veterans Day ceremony
War Memorial Center, Fitch Plaza, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial, Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office are pleased to announce a unique award ceremony at the War Memorial Center on November 10, 2012. WWII Veteran Ralph Windler of South Milwaukee will receive the Knight of the Legion of Honor medal, the highest honor that France bestows. Windler participated in the Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe Campaigns. Windler is being recognized by the French Government for his service and heroics during the war. Contact: Brendan Conway, Communications Director 414.278.5281 Office Brendan.Conway@MilwCnty.com 1:30 p.m.

November 11
   Other
· Connecting common struggles: Destructive mining in El Salvador and Wisconsin
Washburn Heritage Room, Regina Hall, Edgewood College, Madison. The public is invited to attend an informative discussion of mining issues both here and in El Salvador. Longtime Wisconsin and Midwest mining activist and organizer UW-La Crosse Professor Al Gedicks will be joined by El Salvador organizers Brother Domingo Solis, Father Lorenzo Cruz, and Jan Morrill who are working to protect their communities from destructive metallic mining interests. The discussion will take place on Sunday, November 11 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Washburn Heritage Room in Regina Hall at Edgewood College (see: http://www.edgewood.edu/Portals/0/pdf/About/CampusMap.pdf). This event is sponsored by OXFAM, the Midwest Coalition Against Lethal Mining (MCALM), the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, the Sierra Club, the US-El Salvador Sister City Network, the Madison-Arcatao Sister City Project, and the newly formed Madison Action For Mining Alternatives organization. Brother Domingo will speak to the environmental destruction that mining would bring to El Salvador, the multi-million dollar lawsuits filed against the Salvadoran government by foreign corporations, the need for legislation that bans mining in El Salvador, as well as to the threats and intimidation environmentalists in the region of Cabañas. Father Lorenzo provides first hand testimony of the contamination of his local river, the increased health problems in the community, and the lies the company has told the community over the years. He is a strong voice of opposition to these dangerous mining projects in his parish and throughout the region. Al Gedicks will speak about the current Wisconsin mining rush and attempts to gut environmental law for mining. Gedicks is an environmental and Indigenous rights activist and scholar. In 1977 he founded the Center for Alternative Mining Development Policy and assisted the Mole Lake Sokaogon Chippewa Tribe in successfully resisting Exxon's proposed zinc sulfide mine upstream from the tribe's sacred wild rice beds. Jan Morrill has been directly working with communities resisting mining in El Salvador for four and a half years and is currently the representative of the International Allies against Metallic Mining in El Salvador, a coalition of organizations in the U.S. and Canada working to support the struggles of Salvadoran communities for sovereignty over their natural resources. Other dates for the speaking tour: All four experts will also be addressing two events at the UW-Madison on Monday, November 12. At Noon, they will be speaking at a Brown Bag Seminar sponsored by the the Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (location TBD) and at 4:00 PM, in room 140 Science Hall for the Nelson Institute Land Tenure Center speakers series on Large-Scale Economic Land Concessions and Land Acquisitions. More info can be found at: http://www.nelson.wisc.edu/ltc. Contact: Marc Rosenthal, (608) 215-3358 6:30 p.m.

November 12
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference: 23rd Annual James Howard Baker Award Dinner
· DPI budget request press conference Irving Elementary School IMC, 10230 W. Grant St. West Allis.
· Gus Speth addresses "America the Possible: Last Chance to Get It Right"
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison.

November 13
   State Government
· Wisconsin Technical College System Board Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Room B101, Wausau.
   Business Events
· Czech-American Business/Technology Days
MSOE Campus Conference Facility, 1047 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.
· Former Bucyrus CEO Tim Sullivan addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Tim Sullivan, former president and CEO of mining equipment giant Bucyrus International Inc. and current unpaid work force consultant to the state of Wisconsin, will discuss the consequences of Wisconsin's "skills gap." Over the next 30 years, Wisconsin’s senior population will double, while our working age population will increase less than 0.5%. Like all states, Wisconsin faces a “skills gap,” or unemployed workers without necessary skills to fill available jobs. Failing to address this challenge has already harmed our economic competitiveness. Our changing demographics will enhance the challenge. Wisconsin is at a crossroads. If we act now to reform education and workforce development, we can gain a skilled workforce that will boost our economic vitality and middle class. If we fail to act, our economy will shrink, leaving Wisconsin in dire straits. 12 p.m.
· Post-election insights: Bringing federal dollars back to Wisconsin
Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway St., Milwaukee.
· Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· PSC telephone hearing
Columbus Water and Light Department, 950 Maple Ave., Columbus. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 1300-WR-103) Application of Columbus Water and Light Department, Columbia County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.

November 14
   State Government
· DATCP Board
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, 2811 Agriculture Drive, Madison.
· Special committee on Legal Interventions for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
411 South, State Capitol.
· Special committee on Supervised Release and Discharge of Sexually Violent Persons
LC Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
· Wisconsin Technical College System Board Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Room B101, Wausau.
   Business Events
· BioForward Monthly Madison Breakfast
URP - MGE Innovation Center, 510 Charmany Drive, Room 50, Madison.
· Capital Area Planning Conference
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Capital Area Planning Conference offers unique approaches to regional health, sustainability The way our communities are laid out affect how healthy we are. Facing trends such as rising obesity and diabetes, the fields of public health and planning are increasingly teaming up to improve community health. This connection – between what planners call the “built environment” and our health – is the focus of the 3rd annual Capital Area Planning Conference, “Partnering for Healthy Communities,” November 14 at the Monona Terrace. The conference will host national and local leaders sharing ideas and strategies to improve community health by strengthening our natural and built environments, and community engagement models related to these issues. The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC) and the Capital Region Sustainable Communities (CRSC) partnership are hosting the event, sponsored by the Dane County Cities and Villages Association and the Dane County Towns Association. Registration is open at www.CapitalRegionSCRPG.org/2012_Conference.html. Attendees can register up to the day of the conference; RSVPs by November 9th will ensure full participation. Sponsors providing scholarships to help broaden participation include: Alexander Company, Planet Bike, MSA Professional Services, Ground Zero Coffee, and the Capital Region Advocacy Network for Environmental Sustainability (CRANES). Keynote speaker Mitchell Silver, President of the American Planning Association and Planning Director for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, will trace the origins of community planning in 19th century efforts to improve public health, and explore present-day opportunities for taking a regional approach to health challenges based in the built environment. The full day event focuses on health as a key concept in sustainability planning, and opportunities to ensure positive outcomes from public investments. Presentations will include the following topics: Who is coming together to clean the waters in the Capital Region, and how they are doing it How a Milwaukee-based partnership transformed an old industrial valley, leveraging investments to recruit 35 businesses, create 1,700 jobs, and secure neighborhood access to nature and recreation How to engage residents of all ages, languages and backgrounds in leadership and community planning, with real results that create safe, healthy, livable environments How food-growing strategies can advance a community’s health, social and economic goals How Health Impact Assessment can help you engage stakeholders in finding win-win strategies for development along transit corridors The CRSC partnership will also host a free morning workshop the day after the conference on “Crafting Pathways for Change and Performance Indicators for the Capital Region.” The workshop is open to all, and will be held from 9:00am to noon in Room 351 of the City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison. Details can be found on the conference website. CRSC is a partnership of communities and organizations working together for a sustainable, prosperous and resilient Madison region. CRSC seeks to build agreement among diverse interests and the community-at-large around goals and measurable outcomes to meet key challenges of transportation, equity, environment, jobs and housing faced by our growing region. CRSC is supported by a federal Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission serves as the lead agency. Contact: Rachel J. Holloway (608) 283-1267 / RachelH@CapitalAreaRPC.org 8 a.m.
· Czech-American Business/Technology Days
Milwaukee School of Engineering, Campus Conference Facility, 1047 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.
· Doing Business with the Department of Veteran Affairs
128th Air Refueling Wing, 1919 E. Grange Ave., Milwaukee. SBA Regional Administrator and Wisconsin District Director to address Veteran Entrepreneurs; A Salute to SBA’s Veterans Assistance Programs Opportunities for veteran-owned businesses to be shared MILWAUKEE–SBA Regional Administrator Marianne Markowitz and Wisconsin District Director Eric Ness are the featured lunchtime speakers at a day-long conference, Doing Business with the Department of Veteran Affairs, taking place on Wednesday, November 14 in Milwaukee. Director Markowitz will address national and regional SBA support to veteran-owned businesses, while Ness will cover current and new opportunities for Wisconsin’s veterans. The SBA is also a conference host, and representatives will be available to provide more information on key programs throughout the day. Co-hosts include the 128th Air Refueling Wing, the Wisconsin Procurement Institute, and the Northwest Michigan PTAC. SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) provides comprehensive assistance, outreach and support to veterans. SBA has expanded its Veterans Business Outreach Centers and has launched programs such as Patriot Express—a streamlined loan product with an enhanced guaranty and interest rate. Each year SBA helps more than 200,000 veterans, service-disabled veterans and reservists. In fiscal year 2012, SBA Wisconsin supported nearly 100 veteran-owned businesses in obtaining more than $36 million dollars in loans, including nearly $2.9 million through the Patriot Express program. Contacts: Shirah Apple (414) 297-1096/rachel.apple@sba.gov Carol Wilkerson (312) 353-7327/carol.wilkerson@sba.gov 12:15 p.m.
· SEWISC Symposium
Havenwoods Environmental Awareness Center, 6141 N. Hopkins St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· La Follette School of Public Affairs Paul Offner Lecture: Steve Gunderson
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison. For Immediate Release Contact: Terry Shelton 608.262.3038 shelton@lafollette.wisc.edu A former US congressman will deliver the annual Paul Offner Lecture this fall in Madison. Steve Gunderson will discuss “The New Middle Class: Creating Wages and Wealth in the 21st Century” based on a book he is finalizing on re-creating the traditional strength of the middle class. The talk will be Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 5 pm in the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. A reception will follow. The talk commemorates the life of Paul Offner, a scholar, state legislator, congressional adviser and educator who left a legacy of applying solid, evidence-driven research to public policy development, especially for disadvantaged people. Offner’s dedication to public service is celebrated with an annual lecture sponsored by the Urban Institute and the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs. Gunderson’s appointment as president and CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities earlier this year continues a career of leadership and engagement in education and workforce investment that began when he was elected to the Wisconsin State Legislature. After three terms in Madison, Gunderson served 16 years in the U.S. Congress and was a recognized leader on agriculture, education, employment policy, health care and human rights issues. Following his career in public service, he was named the senior consultant and managing director of the Washington office of The Greystone Group, a strategic management and communications consulting firm. Gunderson spent the last six years as president and CEO of the Council on Foundations where he launched the foundation’s Global Philanthropy Leadership Initiative, significantly expanding and enhancing the foundation’s leadership role in government relations as the public policy voice of philanthropy toward the public good. No reservation is required. More information is available from Terry Shelton at 262-3038 or shelton@lafollette.wisc.edu or online at http://www.lafollette.wisc.edu/publicservice/offner.html The event will be audio cast live at: http://ics.webcast.uwex.edu/Mediasite6/Play/ d60a41e95c3e49caa8f49f9eb48ed9dd1d 5 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch encourages schools to join STEP West Middleton Elementary School, 7627 W. Mineral Point Road, Verona.
· PSC telephone hearing
Oconto Falls City Hall, 500 N. Chestnut St., Oconto Falls. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 4360-WR-105) Application of Oconto Falls Water and Light Commission, Oconto County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· UW-Madison La Follette School "Policy and a Pint"
Brocach, 7 W. Main St., Madison.
· WisPolitics Luncheon: Milwaukee-area legislators
Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Redistricting has spawned a host of new Assembly members from southeastern Wisconsin. Meet some of the new members and hear two incumbents talk about how the new members may influence legislation at the Capitol in the upcoming two-year session beginning in January. For the Democrats, Rep. Sandy Pasch of Milwaukee. For the Republicans, Rep. Dale Kooyenga of Brookfield. Lunch is $20, including parking. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m.; the event ends at 1 p.m. Pre-registration required by contacting: schmies@wispolitics.com The luncheon series in Milwaukee is sponsored by UW-Milwaukee and Aurora Health Care. Directions to the Wisconsin Club: http://www.wisconsinclub.com/Directions-163.html 11:30 a.m.

November 15
   Fundraisers
· Kick-off for Swanson for Judge
Bacchus Restaurant, 925 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Please join us for a kick-off in support of DAVE SWANSON for his election as Judge on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 11 Host: $250 Sponsor: $100 Suggested Contribution: $50 All contributions gratefully accepted. Donate online or send checks to: Swanson for Judge 5027 W North Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53208 For more information, please contact Jason Rae at jason@swansonforjudge.com or 414-939-4906 This solicitation of funds is made by the registered campaign committee "Swanson for Judge," not by Dave Swanson. Donations are not tax deductible. State campaign finance laws impose a $3,000 limit on your contribution. State law requires political committees to disclose occupation, employer and employer address for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $100 in a calendar year. Contributions can be made by individuals utilizing their own personal funds or political committees registered appropriately under Wisconsin law.Corporate checks cannot be accepted. All attempts were made to remove government addresses from this list. If you received it there, you received this mailing in error. Please disregard. In addition, please do not forward to government email addresses. Authorized and paid for by Swanson for Judge, Cory Nettles, Treasurer. 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Special committee on Permanency for Young Children in the Child Welfare System
LC Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· Competitive Wisconsin/Wisconsin Higher Education Business Roundtable: 2012 Economic Summit Series
Waukesha County Technical College RTA Education Center, 800 Main St., Pewaukee. For more information: http://www.competitivewi.com/2012/10/mark-your-calendars-for-be-bold-2-and-the-2012-economic-summit-series-3/ 7:45 a.m.
· MITA presents "Creating Efficiencies: Making the most of your resources"
Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Middleton. HOW you conduct your international business is as important to its success as WHEREyou conduct business. Join the Madison International Trade Association (MITA) at this innovative, full-day seminar focused on achieving maximum efficiencies in all aspects of international business. From the sales force to the supply chain; from the production line to the bottom line successful companies are finding that efficient operations are more likely to lead to effective operations. What you will learn at this MITA event: Strategy and Decision Making: Learn how leaders of international companies deal with the complex uncertainties of global trade by utilizing step-by-step processes (ex. decision trees) to choose between several courses of action. Develop a complete picture of your company’s options and how to prioritize your steps to business development and growth. People: Achieving maximum efficiency in human capital resources – Learn about how to navigate the copmplexities of international employment law as well as how to develop and foster high-performing teams within your work place. Place: The art of supply chain management is getting what you need when you need it at the best possible price. Learn how to utilize current resources to efficiently overcome the challenges imposed by multiple time zones, transportation limitations, customs requirements, cultural differences and customer needs. Participate in group networking with other businesses within the association to develop potential alliances in sourcing raw materials and labor, as well as the logistic challenges associated with moving your product. Price: Both theoretical and practical, this session will cover both sides of the pricing coin. Explore the behind-the-scenes work that leads to an efficient pricing strategy. From market research (withholding taxes, duties, insurance, competition, etc) to analyzing costs of production – learn how pricing for an international market differs from pricing domestically. Then, take a step-by-step walk-through on a real-life pricing scenario. Techniques are applicable whether you’re pricing for a product sale or service/technology sale. AGENDA Morning Theory Session: Creating Efficiencies Utilizing the 80/20 Principle Speakers: Rick Magnuson & Anita Marcha, Profit Enhancement Solutions Group Morning Practical Session: Creating the Atmosphere for Efficiency: 2012 Export Award Winner's Story Speaker: Dave Rolston, Hatco Corporation Morning Theory/Practical Session: Supply Chain Management and Your International Bottom Speaker: John McKeller, Grainger Center for Supply Management Lunch Program: Technology and Trade, the Path to Wisconsin's Future Speaker: Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council Afternoon Breakout Sessions - People, Place and Price (simultaneous): People Session: International Human Resources Management and Assembling a High-Performance Team Speakers: Dr. Bill Rizzo, UW Extension, additional speaker: TBA Place Session: The Art ans Science of Product Delivery Speaker: Steve Wasser, Director of Business Planning, Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Getting Your Product to Your Customer Speaker: Rick Lewis, Director, UPS Enterprise Brokerage Price Session: Pricing for Profits in International Markets Speaker: Ken Wasylik, Managing Partner, E. M. Wasylik & Associates WHO SHOULD ATTEND: CEOs, CFOs, VPs, Directors of Operations, Sales and Marketing, Entrepreneurs. COST: Full Day:$100 for MITA members ($125 after October 19) $125 for non-members ($150 after October 19) Lunch only: $30 for MITA members $40 for non-members 8:30 a.m.
· SLWTA program: How to identify key legal issues in international trade
Butterfly Club, 5246 E. County Road X, Beloit.
   Other
· Former U.S. Rep. Steve Gunderson addresses Educational Approval Board conference
Sheraton Madison Hotel, John Nolen Drive, Madison. Madison – On Thursday, November 15, the Educational Approval Board (EAB) will host its annual approved schools’ conference titled “Being Accountable for Results” at the Sheraton Madison Hotel. The conference provides an opportunity for EAB staff, school officials and other interested persons to discuss and learn about best practices and regulatory issues affecting for-profit and non-profit higher education institutions. The conference will explore the EAB’s ongoing effort to hold schools accountable for student results, and its plan to create minimum performance standards for program completion and graduate placement. Steve Gunderson, President & CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, will be the keynote speaker and will discuss the role student outcomes play in today's regulatory environment. Mr. Gunderson served 16 years in Congress representing the State of Wisconsin and served three terms in the Wisconsin State Legislature. He will follow a presentation on the State of Career Education by Michael Cooney, the EAB Board Chair. Michael D. White, Director of Regulatory and Legal Affairs for the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, will present on the role student outcomes play in accountability. The afternoon will feature a presentation by Gary Carlson, former VP for Academic Affairs at ITT Technical Institute, who will talk about accountability in action. The day will conclude with a discussion led by EAB staff on its plans to establish minimum performance standards for completion and placement rates. The EAB is an independent state agency responsible for protecting Wisconsin’s consumers by regulating for-profit and certain non-profit postsecondary schools, colleges and universities. The EAB currently oversees more than 200 institutions serving over 60,000 adults in degree and non-degree programs. For more information contact: David C. Dies (608) 266-1996 Sheraton Madison Hotel, John Nolen Drive, Madison. Madison – On Thursday, November 15, the Educational Approval Board (EAB) will host its annual approved schools’ conference titled “Being Accountable for Results” at the Sheraton Madison Hotel. The conference provides an opportunity for EAB staff, school officials and other interested persons to discuss and learn about best practices and regulatory issues affecting for-profit and non-profit higher education institutions. The conference will explore the EAB’s ongoing effort to hold schools accountable for student results, and its plan to create minimum performance standards for program completion and graduate placement. Steve Gunderson, President & CEO of the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, will be the keynote speaker and will discuss the role student outcomes play in today's regulatory environment. Mr. Gunderson served 16 years in Congress representing the State of Wisconsin and served three terms in the Wisconsin State Legislature. He will follow a presentation on the State of Career Education by Michael Cooney, the EAB Board Chair. Michael D. White, Director of Regulatory and Legal Affairs for the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, will present on the role student outcomes play in accountability. The afternoon will feature a presentation by Gary Carlson, former VP for Academic Affairs at ITT Technical Institute, who will talk about accountability in action. The day will conclude with a discussion led by EAB staff on its plans to establish minimum performance standards for completion and placement rates. The EAB is an independent state agency responsible for protecting Wisconsin’s consumers by regulating for-profit and certain non-profit postsecondary schools, colleges and universities. The EAB currently oversees more than 200 institutions serving over 60,000 adults in degree and non-degree programs. For more information contact: David C. Dies (608) 266-1996 9:15 a.m.
· On the Issues: Danae Davis, CEO, PEARLS for Teen Girls Inc.
· Voces de la Frontera People’s Gala/Gala Popular
UWM Union, Wisconsin Room, 500 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. 5:30 p.m. Reception 6:30 p.m. Dinner, Program and Celebration Tickets: $60 each, $30 sliding scale 2012 Voces de la Frontera Award Recipients Civil Rights Awards James Hall, NAACP, and Richard Saks (Voter ID lawsuit) Israel Ramon (Founder, Voces’ legal clinic) Peter Earle and Jackie Boynton (Redistricting lawsuit) Joe Rody Worker Rights Award Palermo Worker’s Union Community Leadership Award Ray Vahey & Equality Wisconsin New American Award Blanca Bravo & Carlos Gonzalez Faith Leader Award James & Jeanne Cusack Richard Oulahan Youth Activist Award Sean Orr & Kennia Coronado What a year! In 2012 we protected voting rights, defended worker rights and helped young DREAMers achieve a better future! Join us as we celebrate our victories with the members, friends and allies who make our work possible. Gala tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 4. For tickets or if you have any questions, contact Lesley Salas, Associate Director, at lsalas@vdlf.org or (414) 643-1620, Ext. 203. 5:30 p.m.
· WisPolitics Luncheon
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Meet the new Assembly speaker With Jeff Fitzgerald leaving his Assembly seat, the new speaker is likely to be Democrat Peter Barca of Kenosha or Republican Robin Vos of Burlington. The leader of the controlling party will be the guest. The price for each lunch is $19. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m.; events end at 1 p.m. Pre-registration for each required: Call the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or email reception@madisonclub.org The sponsors for this year's Madison Club luncheon series are: American Family Insurance, Aurora Health Care, University Research Park, Wal-Mart, WHD Law, and Xcel Energy. 11:30 a.m.

November 16
   Other
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

November 17
   Other
· Government Accountability Board canvass certification
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.

November 19
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Children and Families, Disability Rights, and Housing Sustainability informational hearing
North Side YMCA, 1350 W. North Ave., Milwaukee.
· Special committee on Improving Educational Opportunities in High School
411 South, State Capitol.

November 20
   Business Events
· Academy Evening: The Emerging Science of Regenerative Medicine
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Lecture Hall, 227 State St., Madison.
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits Whispering Pines Tree Farm
3694 Airport Road, Oconto. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will visit the Whispering Pines Tree Farm in Oconto. During the visit, the Governor will cut the Christmas tree for the Governor’s Conference Room. The visit highlights the “In Wisconsin” holiday season theme by showcasing a Wisconsin business and its products. Whispering Pines is a tree farm family-owned business and the 2012 Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association Grand Champion. They won the award after entering a Balsam Fir into the contest. The farm has approximately 140,000 planted trees and offers customers the option of selecting and cutting their own tree. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 2:15 p.m.
· Media Action Center press conference
720 E. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee. National Media Watchdog Files FCC Legal Challenge to Pull Radio Licenses of WISN-AM and WTMJ-AM MILWAUKEE, WI – A national media watchdog said it has filed official legal challenges with the Federal Communications Commission to deny radio licenses to Clear Channel's WISN-AM and Journal Communications' WTMJ-AM – in large part because of the hotly-contested Scott Walker Recall Campaign. Details will be provided at a NEWS CONFERENCE on TUESDAY (Nov. 20) at 9:30 a.m. in front of WTMJ, 720 East Capitol Drive, in Milwaukee. Randy Bryce and members of Media Action Center (MAC) of Wisconsin will participate. These legal challenges – unlike citizen petitions – can deny the stations' right to broadcast to the greater community of Milwaukee, including Rep. Paul Ryan's district. The FCC is expected to rule on the case by Dec. 1. MAC will confirm at the news briefing that its decision to go to the FCC is based on a study during the Scott Walker Recall campaign that revealed WISN and WTMJ gave supporters of Gov. Walker an estimated $1 million in free airtime, while refusing any access to supporters of the other side, in a clear violation of federal law. "The behavior of WISN and WTMJ shows clear political intent, which violates FCC rules, as well as a lack of character to hold a broadcasting license. The FCC must not renew those licenses and should award them to new operators," said MAC director Sue Wilson in advance of the news conference. Contact: Sue Wilson, Media Action Center209-245-6724 sue@mediaactioncenter.net 9:30 a.m.
· Milwaukee Press Club/Milwaukee Rotary Club: Real Talk with Sue Black
Memorial Hall at the War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.
· Reach Out Wisconsin renewable energy forum Mariner's Inn, 5339 Lighthouse Bay Drive, Madison.
· WISPIRG press conference
  American Family Children's Hospital, 1675 Highland Ave., Madison.   Survey Finds Dangerous and Toxic Toys on Store Shelves Group Offers Tips and Interactive Tools to Help Consumers Shop Safely News conference to release WISPIRG’s 27h annual Trouble in Toyland report and list of dangerous toys. The report highlights that, while product safety reforms have improved the marketplace, there are still dangerous toys on store shelves that pose a safety hazard. WISPIRG will also release an interactive website for safe toy shopping that consumers can access on their smart phones. Trever Hutcheson, WISPIRG Consumer Associate      Nicole Vesely, Safe Kids Madison Area Coordinator     CONTACT: Joe Rasmussen, WISPIRG Office: 608-268-1656 Cell: 262-305-3123 Email: jrasmussen@wispirg.org 10:30 a.m.

November 21
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club: Implementing a Vision for the Yahara River Watershed
Inn on the Park, Madison.
   Other
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

November 26
   State Government
· PSC telephone hearing on Medford Water Works application to increase water rates
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. and Medford City Hall, 639 S. 2nd St., Medford. (Docket 3520-WR-104) Application of Medford Water Works, Taylor County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
   Other
· MCFR event
University Club, 803 State St.,Madison. Feed a Person a Fish or Teach a Person To Fish? Perspectives on International Development Assistance Steve Radelet, Chief Economist, U.S. Agency for International Development Carrie Radelet, Interim Director of the Peace Corps 5:30 p.m.
· Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet visits UW-Madison
CONTACT: Kim Johnson, peacecorps@international.wisc.edu, 608-262-1121 MADISON - Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet - accompanied by her husband, Steve Radelet, chief economist of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - will be in Madison on Monday, Nov. 26, for two public appearances. From noon to 1 p.m., Hessler-Radelet will speak on "The Peace Corps and Global Health: Sustainable Solutions" on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. She will draw on her background in international HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health as she talks about current Peace Corps health initiatives. This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Wisconsin Idea Room (Room 158) in the Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall. It will be hosted by the Peace Corps Chicago Office and Peace Corps campus recruiting office, with support from the UW-Madison Division of International Studies, Global Health Institute, and Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health. Later in the afternoon, Hessler-Radelet will meet on campus with Peace Corps candidates and with a group of faculty and staff to discuss a range of topics, including UW-Madison's global health activities, Peace Corps goals and skills needed, preparing students to be corps volunteers, and ways to partner with the Peace Corps. In the evening, Hessler-Radelet and her husband will give a joint presentation on "Feed a Person a Fish or Teach a Person to Fish?" from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the University Club, 803 State St., hosted by the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations (MCFR) and the Division of International Studies. They will talk about shifts in international development assistance and how the United States can effectively leverage its human and monetary capital to be the best possible partner for developing communities. Cost for this event is $20. To register, go to the MCFR website at http://mcfr.wildapricot.org/. Hessler-Radelet became deputy director of the Peace Corps in 2010, and acting director in September 2012. She previously served as vice president and director of the Washington, D.C. office of John Snow, Inc., a global public health organization, where she was responsible for overseeing public health programs in more than 85 countries. She and her husband served together as Peace Corps volunteers in Western Samoa from 1981-83. She taught high school and helped design a national public awareness campaign on disaster preparedness. For the past two decades, Hessler-Radelet has worked in public health, specializing in HIV/AIDS and maternal and child health. She was involved in establishing the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and was a primary author of its first strategic plan. As a Johns Hopkins Fellow with USAID in Indonesia, she assisted the Indonesian government in developing and implementing its first national AIDS strategy. Four generations of Hessler-Radelet's family have served with the Peace Corps: her aunt in Turkey (1963-65), her grandmother in Malaysia (1972-73), and her nephew as an HIV education volunteer in Mozambique (2007-09). Hessler-Radelet is coming to a university that has a strong Peace Corps tradition. Earlier this year, the number of UW-Madison alumni who have served in the Peace Corps surpassed 3,000 - and is second only to the University of California, Berkeley. UW-Madison has ranked high on the annual Peace Corps' Top Colleges and Universities list for 12 consecutive years, ever since the annual ranking system began - including six years (2001-06) in the No. 1 spot - in the number of alumni currently serving as volunteers. Most recently, the university ranked third, behind the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Washington. Overall, 5,630 Wisconsin residents have served in the Peace Corps since it was created in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. UW-Madison alumni who have served include former Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams, who received his MBA here and served in the Dominican Republic from 1967-70. Williams visited campus in 2011 to help celebrate a half century of the Peace Corps. Donna Shalala, former UW-Madison chancellor, served in Iran (1962-64); former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle and his wife, Jessica Doyle, both UW-Madison graduates, served together in Tunisia (1967-69). 12 p.m.

November 27
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Paul Farrow
Madison’s, 119 King St., Madison. Please Join Representative Paul Farrow – Candidate for the 33rd Senate District $1,000 to host, $250 per person to attend Limited PAC currently accepted Please make checks payable to: Friends for Paul Farrow PO Box 467 Pewaukee, WI 53072 RSVP’s requested to 608-257-8035 or senate@wisgop.org 4:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
   Business Events
· DBA Business Conference
Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.
· Milwaukee Press Club: Behind the Headlines: Southeastern Wisconsin’s Job-Workforce Mismatch
Foley & Lardner LLP, 40th Floor Conference Room, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· WIN Madison
   Other
· Gov. Walker addresses Dairy Business Association Conference
Concourse Hotel, Madison & Wisconsin Ballrooms, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will deliver remarks at the 13th Annual Wisconsin Dairy Business Association Conference. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 12:55 p.m.
· Gov. Walker highlights National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will participate in the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign, which is part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Governor Walker will work alongside Tailored Label Products employee Patrick Young and Piggly Wiggly employee Steve Pils. The Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign is conducted by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. 7:55 a.m. Tailored Label Products, W165 N5731 Ridgewood Drive, Menomonee Falls. 9:35 a.m. Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly, 100 E. Geneva Square, Lake Geneva. 7:55 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits ACE Marine
201 S. Pearl St., Green Bay. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will participate in a Talk with Walker event at ACE Marine in Green Bay. During the visit, Governor Walker will have a conversation with employees about the future of Wisconsin. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 3:30 p.m.
· PSC hearing
Wauwatosa City Hall, 7725 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. (Docket 5-CE-139) Joint Application of Wisconsin Electric Power Company, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Construct a New Distribution Substation and Related Electric Distribution Facilities in the City of Wauwatosa and American Transmission Company, LLC, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Construct Related 138 kV Electric Transmission Facilities in the Cities of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, all in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (Western Milwaukee County Electric Reliability Project) 9:30 a.m.
· PSC hearing
Wauwatosa City Hall, 7725 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. (Docket 5-CE-139) Joint Application of Wisconsin Electric Power Company, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Construct a New Distribution Substation and Related Electric Distribution Facilities in the City of Wauwatosa and American Transmission Company, LLC, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Construct Related 138 kV Electric Transmission Facilities in the Cities of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, all in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (Western Milwaukee County Electric Reliability Project) 1 p.m.
· PSC hearing
Wauwatosa City Hall, 7725 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. (Docket 5-CE-139) Joint Application of Wisconsin Electric Power Company, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Construct a New Distribution Substation and Related Electric Distribution Facilities in the City of Wauwatosa and American Transmission Company, LLC, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Construct Related 138 kV Electric Transmission Facilities in the Cities of Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, all in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin (Western Milwaukee County Electric Reliability Project) 6 p.m.

November 28
   Business Events
· DBA Business Conference
Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.
   Other
· Gov. Walker addresses WMC State of Wisconsin Business Conference
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison Ballroom C and D, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Gov. Walker Outlines Priorities for New Legislative Session CEO Magazine Editor Explains State's "Phenomenal" Improvement MADISON – Governor Scott Walker will outline his vision to improve Wisconsin's business climate in a major address Wednesday at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center as part of WMC’s State of Wisconsin Business Conference. J.P. Donlon, editor-in-chief of CEO Magazine, will discuss what Wisconsin will have to do to be the No. 1 state for business in luncheon remarks at 11:50 a.m. Under Gov. Walker’s leadership, Wisconsin has leapt from 41st in the nation for business climate in 2010 to 20th in 2012, according to CEO Magazine. WMC, the state’s chamber of commerce, has set a goal for Wisconsin to be among the Top 10 pro-business states in the nation. WMC represents 3,500 businesses in the state from all sectors, including manufacturing. WMC supported a series of bold reforms passed in 2011 that cut taxes, curbed lawsuit abuse and contained costly regulations for industry. WMC will push for swift passage of additional pro-growth policies when the Legislature is sworn-in in January. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim Pugh, (608) 219-0157 10:30 a.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· State Superintendent’s Youth Summit Dreyfus University Center, Laird Room, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point.
· UW System press conference
UWM Student Union, Alumni Fireside Lounge, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee.Announcement regarding the first "UW Flexible Option" degree programsStreaming Video Coverage will be available tomorrow morning at:http://ics.webcast.uwex.edu/Mediasite6/Play/1eb96ca7bf8f4977837774deabe0c8881d 9:30 a.m.

November 29
   Fundraisers
· Neighborhood fundraiser for Judge Rebecca St. John
Gates and Brovi Restaurant, 3502 Monroe St., Madison. Hosted by Beth Rogers and Annie Levihn. Suggested donation at the door is $25, all contributions gratefully accepted. To make online contributions, visit www.judgerebeccastjohn.org Mail checks to: Citizens to Elect Judge Rebecca St. John P.O. Box 187 Madison, WI 53701 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Select Committee on Mining informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee County CBDP Small Business Development Exposition Peck Conference Center, Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee.
   Other
· FoundersIntent, AAE "Making Heroes" education forum
10700 75th St., Kenosha. Chicago and Milwaukee! With the election season wrapped up, now what? It's time to focus on the priorities of reforming education in new ways. For far too long, the status-quo, union-dominated system has been allowed to dictate policy and politics. “Waiting for Superman” is a film that appeals to both teachers and administrators, politicians and taxpayers. We want to help inject awareness and facilitate involvement in LOCAL self-education again, restoring what education is really about: teaching children to learn for themselves. Join FoundersIntent and the Association of American Educators for a screening of the film “Waiting for Superman” on a theater-like screen and a public forum where we will hear from experts in the field; the public is invited to participate as well. The screening, food, drinks and Q&A forum are free to everyone. If you haven't seen the movie and you want to make a difference, you cannot pass this opportunity to join local public- and private-education activists in their effort to help change local and regional education! Area public school teachers, education and political activists, the National Advocacy Director of AAE, Ed Willing from FI and others will be sharing their thoughts and encouraging stories from around the country on how the local education system can be improved and how you can make a difference. Since this is an open, free event, RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary. Contact info: Events@FoundersIntent.org / 414.939.3410 6 p.m.
· Gov. Walker “Talk with Walker” event
Lang Furniture Manufacturing, S2890 Bee Bee Road, Marshfield. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will participate in a “Talk with Walker” event at Lang Furniture in Marshfield. During the visit, Governor Walker will have a conversation with employees about the future of Wisconsin. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 10:35 a.m.
· Gov. Walker “Talk with Walker” event
Torrance Casting Inc., 3131 Commerce St., La Crosse. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will participate in a “Talk with Walker” event at Torrance Casting Inc. in La Crosse. During the visit, Governor Walker will have a conversation with employees about the future of Wisconsin. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 2:50 p.m.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues" series: Paul Tough
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University, Milwaukee.
· Marquette Law School presents "The Collateral Consequences of Incarceration"
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University, Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee County Courthouse tree lighting ceremony
Milwaukee County Courthouse, Milwaukee. Courthouse Tree Lighting Will Feature Santa, Singing & Sausages MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will officially light the Milwaukee County Courthouse Christmas Tree this Thursday at 4:30pm. The Cudahy War Memorial donated the 35 foot tall Colorado Bruce Spruce tree that will stand in the rotunda through the holiday season. The tree lighting will feature music from the Riverside High School Choir, ornament making for children, a visit from the Brewers Famous Racing Sausages and Bucks mascot Bango and a special appearance from Santa Claus! The event is free and open to the public. People are encouraged to bring a non-perishable canned good to donate to Feeding America. Contact: Brendan Conway, Communications Director 414.278.5281 Office Brendan.Conway@MilwCnty.com 4 p.m.
· Milwaukee Press Club: Meet the Media
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· One Wisconsin Now, We Are Wisconsin, United Wisconsin press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol.
· UW-Madison SJMC Nafziger Lecture featuring Dan Balz
Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, H.F. DeLuca Forum, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison.

November 30
   State Government
· Supreme Court open administrative conference
Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol. Open Administrative Conference I. Rule Petition 12-10: Petition to amend Supreme Court Rule 22.24 Relating to Costs Assessments in the Lawyer Regulation System, filed by OLR on 9/11/12. Preliminary memo circulated 9/24/12. Court discussed at 9/27 open administrative conference. Court voted unanimously to solicit public comment on the petition from standard list as well as those other persons/entities as stated on the record and schedule for further discussion at future open administrative conference. Public comment letter sent 10/17/12. Information Items for Future Open Administrative Conferences II. Information Item: Rule Petition 08-01A (Juries). Rule Petition 08-01 amended ch. 756, specifically changing the number of jurors for a misdemeanor case from 6 to 12 under Wis. Stat. § 756.06(2)(am). Wis Stat. § 972.02(2) references a misdemeanor jury of 6; needs clean-up amendment. Staff memo and draft order circulated 9/5/12. Court discussed at 9/19/12 open conference. Court agreed to refer to legislature. Communication made to Nancy Rottier. III. Information Item: Rule Petition 09-07: In the Matter of: The Petition of the State Bar of Wisconsin to Modify Chapter 72 of the Supreme Court Rules filed 06/30/09 by Diane S. Diel, President, State Bar of Wisconsin. Amended petition filed 10/27/09 by Douglas W. Kammer, President, State Bar of Wisconsin. Pending before Legislative Committee of Judicial Conference. IV. Information Item: Rule Petition 10-09: In the Matter of the Petition for Amendment of various Rules in Chapter SCR 20 filed 10/21/10 by John Nicholas Schweitzer. Returned to Mr. Schweitzer. V. Information Item: Rule Petition 12-07: Petition to amend SCRs 70.03 and 70.12(1)(c)(3) and create SCR 70.12(5), (6) and 70.16, relating to the Supreme Court Finance Committee – filed 7/6/12 by Justice Patience Drake Roggensack. Materials filed by Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. Preliminary memo circulated 9/18/12. Court discussed at 9/19/12 open conference. Court voted 6-1 to solicit public comment and schedule for further discussion at future open conference (AWB would have held public hearing). Public comment letter sent 10/18/12; schedule for discussion at December open administrative conference. VI. Information Item: Rule Petition 12-08: Petition to create SCR 74.02, Appointment of the Judicial Commission Members – filed 7/31/12 by Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. Preliminary memo circulated 9/17/12. Court discussed at 9/19/12 and 9/25/12 open conferences. Court voted 4-3 not to hold public hearing and to deny petition. Draft order circulated on 10/15/12; approvals received from all justices; SSA writing to follow. VII. Information Item: Rule Petition 12-09: In the matter of creation of Rules under Supreme Court Rules Ch. 80 and amendment of Supreme Court Rule 98.07, Publication of Rules by Publication Committee. Preliminary memo circulated 9/7/12. Court discussed at 9/19/12 open conference. Court voted to schedule public hearing. Notice of 1/15/13 public hearing issued 10/11/12. VIII. Information Item: 2011 Wisconsin Act 209 creating a fee waiver program for veterans. Under the legislation, veterans who meet the eligibility requirements would receive a waiver of the initial licensing fee for most licenses granted by state agencies. The act also requests the Supreme Court to promulgate a rule waiving the initial admission fee for lawyers admitted to practice. See § 751.153. Letter to BBE & State Bar (sent 6/7/12) referring the matter for consideration and determination of whether a petition seeking a change to the court rules might be appropriate; response received. Staff memo circulated 9/7/12. Court discussed at 9/25/12 open conference. Court voted to request that BBE file rule petition. Letter to BBE requesting filing of rule petition sent 10/16/12. IX. Information Item: DTP’s memorandum on Justice on Wheels. Court agreed to place this item on open administrative conference. Memo from Amanda Todd circulated 10/22/12 for discussion at 10/31/12 open administrative conference. X. Information Item: Rules Petition 12-01: Report on Court’s Rule Making Function (held by PDR, April 2012) Awaiting PDR’s draft. 9 a.m.
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits Hunzinger Construction
Training Facility, 21050 Enterprise Ave., Brookfield. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will visit Hunzinger Construction to participate in a veterans care package event. During the visit, Governor Walker will help Hunzinger employees pack care packages for those serving in the military. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 2:25 p.m.
· SPJ open records & meetings training event
Capital Newspapers auditorium, 1901 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison. Know your rights under state law; free for SPJ members A vital democracy requires government transparency and a vigilant press. To that end, the Wisconsin Open Records and Open Meetings laws provide avenues for the media and citizens to serve as watchdogs on government operations. To help you understand your rights under these laws in order to better inform your readers and viewers, the Madison pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is hosting a day-long training session on government transparency. “Open Records, Open Meetings: Holding Government Accountable,” will be held Friday, Nov. 30 in Madison. The session, in the Capital Newspapers auditorium, 1901 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison, will begin at 10 am and conclude at 3:15 pm, with registration beginning at 9:30 am. It is free for SPJ members or for $30 for non-members. Lunch will be provided with the generous support of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association. Two complimentary registrations are available for WBA and WNA members on a first come, first served basis. The SPJ Open Records, Open Meetings training lineup includes some of the state’s top experts in the field. The program is: 10:00 am: Welcome 10:10-11:15 am: Wisconsin’s Open Records Law: Everything you need to know about the law, including the elements of a properly written records request, tips on avoiding excessive costs and answers to your questions. With: Bill Lueders, president, Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Mary Burke, assistant attorney general, Wisconsin Department of Justice 11:15-12:15 pm: Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law: Everything you need to know about the law, including what constitutes a government body, grounds upon which a government body can close a meeting, your rights to videotape and record meetings and answers to your questions. With: Christa Westerberg, lawyer, McGillivray, Westerberg and Bender, Madison Bruce Olsen, assistant attorney general, Wisconsin Department of Justice 12:15-1:00 pm: Lunch/Networking 1:00-2:00 pm: Using the Open Records Law: What are the practical impacts for journalists and citizens using the records law? With: Patrick Marley, State Capitol reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Dee J. Hall, State Capitol and investigative reporter, Wisconsin State Journal 2:00-3:00 pm: Custodians Respond: Receiving, reviewing and responding to records requests can be difficult and daunting. In understanding governments’ position on the records law, journalists will be better positioned to apply the law themselves. This diverse group of custodians – with representation from the local and state level -- can also discuss open meetings. With: Jennifer Sloan Lattis, senior system legal counsel, University of Wisconsin System Bill Cosh, spokesman, state Department of Natural Resources Jina Jonen, in-house counsel/human resources director, Oregon School District 3:00-3:15 pm: Final thoughts and wrap up To register, SPJ members should contact Mark Pitsch, SPJ Madison chapter president, at mpitsch@madison.com or 608-252-6145. Journalists who are not SPJ members should register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4750186937. Journalists can also join the Madison chapter of SPJ for $75 annually and attend the Open Records/Open Meetings training and future training opportunities for free. Go to www.spj.org to become a member. College and high school journalists can apply to SPJ for complimentary registration. On-site registration may be available depending upon advance registrations. Capital Newspapers does NOT have universal wireless access. Attendees may want to consider bringing a wireless air card or hot spot. If you have questions, please contact Mark Pitsch at 608-252-6145. 10 a.m.

December 2
   Fundraisers
· Assembly candidate Adam Neylon campaign kickoff
House of Guinness, 354 W. Main St., Waukesha. $25 Suggested Donation to: Platinum VIP- $500 with Guest Gold Star- $250 with Guest Silver- $100 with Guest Checks payable to: Friends of Adam Neylon Parking: Street Parking Available, and Parking Lot off Clinton St. Questions or to RSVP call 262.744.1381. 11:30 a.m.

December 3
   State Government
· PSC hearing on on St. Croix Co. wind farm project
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2535-CE-100) Application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 102.5 Megawatt Wind Electric Generation Facility and Associated Electric Facilities, to be Located in the Towns of Forest and Cylon, St. Croix County, Wisconsin 9:30 a.m.

December 4
· 33rd SD special election
   State Government
· Special committee on Reporting Child Abuse and Child Neglect
411 South, State Capitol.
   Other
· Milwaukee Press Club, Milwaukee Rotary Club: Former U.S. Rep. Mark Green
Memorial Hall at the War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.
· PSC telephone hearing
Community Center, 207 Bridge Ave., Star Prairie. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5675-WR-101) Application of Star Prairie Municipal Water Utility, St. Croix County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates. 10 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Cuba City Municipal Hall, 108 N. Main St., Cuba City. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 1470-WR-102) Application of the Cuba City Electric & Water Utility, Grant and Lafayette Counties, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 11 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Shaw Municipal Center, 430 E. High St., Milton. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 3700-WR-103) Application of the City of Milton Municipal Water Utility, Rock County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 1 p.m.

December 5
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Job Creation, Energy and Utilities, and Rural Affairs & Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities joint public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Job Creation, Energy and Utilities, and Rural Affairs executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Transportation Finance & Policy Commission Hill Farms State Transportation Building, 4802 Sheboygan Ave., Room 364, Madison.
   Business Events
· 2012 Wisconsin Economic Summit Series
W.R. Davies Student Center, Dakota Ballroom, 77 Roosevelt Ave., Eau Claire.
· Madison Rotary Club: Kay Koplovitz
   Other
· Forward Institute press conference
Senate Parlor, State Capitol. New study finds Wisconsin Report Card scores closely linked to poverty; identifies need for open and accountable approaches to give every child a chance to prosper. MADISON -- State Senator Kathleen Vinehout will host a press conference to introduce the release of a new study from the Forward Institute, a new non-partisan public policy and education research foundation in Wisconsin. The study analyzed all available Report Card score data for Wisconsin Schools, and the results will have a significant impact on the statewide Education Policy discussion for the coming Legislative Session. Representatives from the Forward Institute will be on hand to brief the press and public on the study findings and answer questions. The public and credentialed members of the press are encouraged to attend. Copies of the study will be available for distribution. CONTACT: Linda Kleinschmidt, Senator Vinehout’s office: linda.kleinscmidt@legis.wisconsin.gov (608)266-8546 Scott Wittkopf, Chair of the Forward Institute: scott@forwardinstitutewi.org (608)628-8535 10 a.m.
· Penokee Hills Education Project presents Bob Kincaid
Bad River Convention Center, Odanah. BOB KINCAID OF COAL RIVER MOUNTAIN WATCH TOURS NORTHERN WISCONSIN SPEAKING ABOUT APPALACHIA’S MODERN MINING EXPERIENCE Mellen -- The Penokee Hills Education Project is proud to present Bob Kincaid, 9th-Generation Appalachian, son of a coal miner, and human rights activist, who will be talking about his community’s experience with modern mining on December 5 and 6. Living in the heart of Appalachia, Kincaid has first-hand experience with the health crisis due to modern mining in the mountains above his home. Instead of bringing prosperity, mountaintop removal mining has brought cancer deaths and birth defects to the people he loves. Bob Kincaid will be speaking at the Bad River Convention Center in Odanah, Wisconsin at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. On Thursday, December 6, 2012, Northland College will be hosting a panel discussion on Modern Mining at 7:00 p.m. in the Alvord Theater, featuring Bob Kincaid, Jessica Koski, Keeweenaw Bay Indian Community Mining Specialist and Bad River Chairman Mike Wiggins, Jr. These events are free of charge and open to the public and the media. The Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Our mission is public education, networking, and grassroots organizing on the environmental, health, social, and economic issues of mining that disproportionately affect Native and rural populations. The Penokee Hills Education Project is an education and outreach project of the Mining Impact Coalition and is focused on issues related to the proposed development of iron mining in northern Wisconsin. Contact: Pete Rasmussen, Penokee Hills Education Project (715) 278-3672 or movingwaterphoto@cheqnet.net 8 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Municipal Building, 18 N. Jackson St., Janesville. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2740-WR-108) Application of Janesville Water Utility, Rock County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
City Hall, 101 S. Second St., Black River Falls, 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 550-ER-105) Application of the City of Black River Falls, Jackson County, Wisconsin, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Increase Electric Rates 2 p.m.

December 6
   Fundraisers
· Campaign kick-off for Judge Rebecca St. John
Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison. With Special Guest Former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager $500, $250 or $100 sponsor levels Email campaign@judgerebeccastjohn.org To make online contributions, visit www.judgerebeccastjohn.org Mail checks to: Citizens to Elect Judge Rebecca St. John P.O. Box 187 Madison, WI 53701 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for State Superintendent Tony Evers
Home of Anne and Bill Conzemius, 5949 Adams Road, Fitchburg. Sponsorship Levels Host - $500 Supporter - $250 Friend - $100 All contributions gratefully accepted Three great ways to give to Tony: 1) Bring you check to the event; 2) Donate online at www.TonyEvers.com ; or 3) Mail your check to Tony Evers for State Superintendent PO Box 1879, Madison, WI 53701-1879 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Select Committee on Mining public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· UW Board of Regents
Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison.
   Business Events
· Menasha Corp. CEO Jim Kotek addresses St. Norbert College Breakfast and Strategy Series
Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton. DE PERE, WIS: Jim Kotek, president and CEO of Menasha Corporation, will present “Growth for Future Generations” as part of St. Norbert College’s CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series, on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton. Kotek has been president and CEO of Menasha Corporation since 2009. He joined ORBIS Corporation, one of Menasha’s two large operating units, in 1991 as controller, held successive positions at ORBIS and became president in 2004. During his presidency, ORBIS solidified its position as the leading plastic reusable packaging product and service provider in North America, and Kotek oversaw two of the largest acquisitions in the corporation’s history. Kotek holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette University. The CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series is an outreach to the business community by the Office of the President at St. Norbert College, featuring presentations by distinguished local, regional and national business leaders. The registration fee for this, and all individual sessions in the series, is $60. For more information or to register, contact St. Norbert College at http://tickets.snc.edu/tickets, e-mail jamie.mcguire@snc.edu or visit http://www.snc.edu/president/ceobreakfast.html. All sessions are from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., and take place at the Butte des Morts Country Club, Appleton, or the F.K. Bemis International Center, St. Norbert College. The presenting sponsor for the CEO Series is WPS Health Insurance/Arise Health Plan, and the title sponsors are Grant Thornton LLP, Bank Mutual, Insight Publications and The Boldt Company. From: Mike Counter, St. Norbert College, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089, www.snc.edu 7:30 a.m.
· Milwaukee World Trade Association: Cyber Security and Intellectual Property Theft
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits Midwest Engineering Systems
N26 W23445 Paul Road, Pewaukee. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will participate in a “Talk with Walker” event at Midwest Engineering Systems, Inc. in Pewaukee. During the visit, Governor Walker will have a conversation with employees about the future of Wisconsin. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 9 a.m.
· Modern mining panel discussion
Alvord Theater, Northland College, Ashland. BOB KINCAID OF COAL RIVER MOUNTAIN WATCH TOURS NORTHERN WISCONSIN SPEAKING ABOUT APPALACHIA’S MODERN MINING EXPERIENCE Mellen -- The Penokee Hills Education Project is proud to present Bob Kincaid, 9th-Generation Appalachian, son of a coal miner, and human rights activist, who will be talking about his community’s experience with modern mining on December 5 and 6. Living in the heart of Appalachia, Kincaid has first-hand experience with the health crisis due to modern mining in the mountains above his home. Instead of bringing prosperity, mountaintop removal mining has brought cancer deaths and birth defects to the people he loves. Bob Kincaid will be speaking at the Bad River Convention Center in Odanah, Wisconsin at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. On Thursday, December 6, 2012, Northland College will be hosting a panel discussion on Modern Mining at 7:00 p.m. in the Alvord Theater, featuring Bob Kincaid, Jessica Koski, Keeweenaw Bay Indian Community Mining Specialist and Bad River Chairman Mike Wiggins, Jr. These events are free of charge and open to the public and the media. The Mining Impact Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. Our mission is public education, networking, and grassroots organizing on the environmental, health, social, and economic issues of mining that disproportionately affect Native and rural populations. The Penokee Hills Education Project is an education and outreach project of the Mining Impact Coalition and is focused on issues related to the proposed development of iron mining in northern Wisconsin. Contact: Pete Rasmussen, Penokee Hills Education Project (715) 278-3672 or movingwaterphoto@cheqnet.net 7 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· UW-Stout Intersections forum
Memorial Student Center, Great Hall, Menomonie.
· Wisconsin 2012: The voters have spoken. What did they tell us?
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University, Milwaukee.
· WISPIRG, Madison Mayor Soglin press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. First Step to Avoid Fiscal Cliff Is to Close Offshore Tax Loopholes Offshore Tax Havens Cost U.S. $150 Billion Annually; New Release Illustrates Impact with 16 Ways Public Could Benefit from that Revenue With Congress scrambling to agree on ways to reduce the deficit, WISPIRG will join Mayor Paul Soglin to point out a clear first step to avoid the “fiscal cliff”: closing offshore tax loopholes. Many of America’s largest corporations use accounting gimmicks to shift profits made in America to offshore tax havens, where they pay little to no taxes. This tax avoidance leaves ordinary taxpayers with a $150 billion tab to pick up in the form of cuts to public services, more debt, or higher taxes. WISPIRG will release new data showing 16 specific ways the public could benefit from that lost revenue. Who: Madison Mayor Paul Soglin Joe Rasmussen, WISPIRG Program Associate Hanna Friederich, UW Student Contact: Joe Rasmussen, WISPIRG 262-305-3123 jrasmussen@wispirg.org 11 a.m.

December 7
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison.
   Business Events
· First Business Economic Forum
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton. The results of the 5th annual First Business Economic Survey are complete. First Business Bank, along with the A.C. Nielsen Center for Marketing Research at the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business, Insight Publications, and –NorthStar Economics, will release the results of the 2012 First Business Economic Survey of Northeast Wisconsin at the First Business Economic Forum Focus Session at the 2012 New North Summit. The Summit is scheduled for December 7, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, and the Economic Forum Focus Session is at 11:30 a.m. This economic survey is specific to Northeast Wisconsin businesses. It analyzes common business indicators such as sales revenue, operating costs, capital expenditures, profitability, staffing, wages, and pricing gathered from CEOs, CFOs, and owners of Northeast Wisconsin businesses. Each year the survey contains a current event question. This year’s question asked about the effects of the Eurozone crisis, price of oil, fluctuating consumer confidence, quality of qualified employees, the Wisconsin recall, the Supreme Court upholding of the Affordable Healthcare Act, historic-low interest rates, and the Presidential election.This is the tenth year the survey has been conducted in Wisconsin and the fifth year the survey has been conducted in Northeast Wisconsin. The event will include: · Innovative thought leader panel with: Dan Ariens, President of Ariens Company; Melanie Holmes, Vice President of ManpowerGroup; and Christine Mau, Global Design Director for Kimberly Clark. · Address from Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker · New North Overview · Focus Sessions · 2012 First Business Economic Forum by First Business · Business & Education: Collaborations That Work · Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Fast Forward 1.0 – Innovation to Capitalization for Fast Growth Entrepreneurs · Innovative Sustainability: What Can We Learn from Our Region’s Best Practices? · New North Global Trade: An Innovative Pathway to Increasing Regional Exports The 2012 survey was prepared by Justin T. Hawkins, S. Omar Jobe, and Ted Sun of the A.C. Nielsen Center for Marketing Research at the UW-Madison School of Business. The forum is open to the media and to the local business community. To register online, please go to http://www.newnorthsummit.com/register.php Contact: Jodie Johnson Vice President – Marketing First Business Financial Services 608-358-6289 jjohnson@firstbusiness.com 7 a.m.
· New North Summit 2012
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, 333 W. College Ave., Appleton.
   Other
· Milwaukee Co. Department on Aging press conference
Italian Community Center, Milwaukee. Milwaukee County Aging Study Shows Changing Face of Population Extensive Study Looks at Adults 60 and Older MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee County Department on Aging (MCDA) will unveil a study on Friday, December 7th that looks at significant trends in the aging population in Milwaukee County. The Face of Aging in Milwaukee County - 2012 report examines the changes in the senior population since 2000 and looks at future trends. “These results give us an important snapshot of Milwaukee County’s older adult population while providing critical information to help us better serve them,” said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. “Thanks to this report, policy makers and advocates can tailor current and future services to where they are needed most.” Stephanie Sue Stein, Director of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging said, "We will use the information in this report to develop opportunities and services for all of Milwaukee County's seniors." Among the report’s findings: Milwaukee County’s older adult population is expected to increase from 153,000 in 2010 to 216,000 in 2035. African American and Latino older adult populations increased in Milwaukee County from 2000 to 2010 while White older adult populations decreased slightly. The south suburbs are seeing the biggest increases in the older adult population from 2000 to 2010 with Franklin (74% increase) and Oak Creek (59% increase) leading the way. The City of Milwaukee saw a 7% decrease in the older adult population from 2000 to 2010. More than 75% of Milwaukee County older adults report good or very good health. The poverty level for seniors 65 and older remains steady at 9% with a slight decrease in the White population and a small increase in the African American and Latino populations. The MCDA in partnership with the Center for Urban Population Health (CUPH), AARP, and Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute (WAI) developed the study which was made possible by a generous donation from the Helen Bader Foundation. This work was made possible due to the partnerships the Milwaukee County Department on Aging (MCDA) developed with the Center for Urban Population Health, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, AARP, and the Helen Bader Foundation. "While this report highlights areas of concern, it also shows us the potential to redefine older adulthood," said Helen Ramon, program officer at the Helen Bader Foundation. "We [Helen Bader Foundation] are pleased to help make this report possible and have been supporting healthy aging approaches across Wisconsin for more than 20 years. This snapshot of our home community will help ensure that we can continue that momentum as the Baby Boom generation ages." This report is the third edition, MCDA published The Face of Aging in Milwaukee County following the 1990, 2000 and now the 2010 census. To obtain copies of The Face of Aging in Milwaukee County -2012 report after December 7th, call MCDA at 414-289-5059 or visit www.milwaukee.gov/county/aging Contact: Brendan Conway, Communications Director 414.278.5281 Office Brendan.Conway@MilwCnty.com 11 a.m.

December 8
   Other
· Madison Civics Club: Dr. Richard Davidson
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.

December 10
   State Government
· PSC prehearing conference on Oak Creek Water and Sewer Utility application to increase water rates
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 4310-WR-104) Application of Oak Creek Water and Sewer Utility, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.

December 11
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
   Other
· Annual Tribal Transportation Conference
Lake of the Torches Resort, Lac du Flambeau.
· Gov. Walker attends Menomonie Welcome Center grand opening
Rest Area 61, I-94 East, Menomonie. Madison— Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will attend the grand opening of the Menomonie Welcome Center. Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett, Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Mike Berg, and members of the state legislature will also be in attendance. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 8:15 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Surface Mount Technology Corp.
5660 Technology Circle, Appleton. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will participate in a “Talk with Walker” event at Surface Mount Technology Corporation in Appleton. During the visit, Governor Walker will have a conversation with employees about the future of Wisconsin. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 10:15 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Dane Village Hall, 102 W. Main St., Dane. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 1540-WR-102) Application of Dane Water and Sewer Utility, Dane County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 2 p.m.
· St. Croix EDC legislative forum
Cashman Conference Center, WITC-New Richmond, 1019 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond. St. Croix EDC will host its fourth annual legislative forum with St. Croix County’s state legislators on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Cashman Conference Center on the WITC-New Richmond campus, 1019 South Knowles Avenue, New Richmond, Wisconsin. Public and private sector members of St. Croix EDC, along with county residents and businesses are invited to attend and participate. An informal networking session with the legislators runs from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m., followed by a town hall-style question and answer period from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. As a result of the legislative redistricting, St. Croix County will have five state representatives and three state senators representing the interests of constituents in Madison starting in January 2013. In the State Assembly: State Representative Erik Severson represents District 28; State Rep. John Murtha represents District 29; State Rep. Dean Knudson represents District 30; Representative-Elect Stephen Smith represents District 75; and State Rep. Warren Petryk represents District 93. In the State Senate: State Senator Sheila Harsdorf represents the 10th Senate District; State Sen. Bob Jauch represents District 25; and State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout represents District 31. With the exception of Senators Jauch and Vinehout, all of the offices were contested on November 6th. The terms for Senators Jauch and Vinehout expire in 2014. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP at (715) 381-4383 or jacki@stcroixedc.com. Contact: Bill Rubin/Jacki Bradham, St. Croix EDC, 715-381-4383 4:30 p.m.

December 12
   Fundraisers
· ARCW Jolly Holly Fundraiser
InterContinental Hotel, Milwaukee. 17th Annual Jolly Holly Fundraiser set for December 12 Fundraiser benefits the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin MILWAUKEE…The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is hosting its annual winter fundraiser, Jolly Holly Folly, at the InterContinental Hotel Milwaukee on Wednesday December 12, 2012. The 17th annual restaurant tasting and theater performance will set a new record with 30 restaurants participating in the festive holiday event. One of southeastern Wisconsin’s premier holiday parties, Jolly Holly Folly offers a unique experience – guests not only enjoy signature tastings from some of the Milwaukee area’s most popular restaurants, they also enjoy an exclusive performance by the Milwaukee Rep. This year, the Rep will present a period-perfect adaptation of Jane Austen’s well-loved novel, Sense and Sensibility, a heartwarming, humorous tale of two sisters struggling to find love and deal with family challenges. Proceeds from the event benefit ARCW, the largest provider of HIV medical, dental and mental health care and social and pharmacy services to people living with HIV regardless of ability to pay. Restaurants to date include: American Euros, Arin Bert, Bella Caffe, Bistro 333, Blue’s Egg, Bosley on Brady, Cempazuchi, ChopHouse, Classy Girl Cupcakes, COA, Cubanitas, Eat Cake, Firefly Urban Bar & Grill, Indulge, Kil@wat, La Perla, Maggiano’s, Mason Street Grill, Maxie’s Southern Comfort, Metro Restaurant & Lounge, Mia Famiglia, Molly Cool’s, Purple Door Ice Cream, Riverfront Pizzeria, Riviera Maya, Rumpus Room, RuYi, the Soup Market, Transfer Pizza and Via Downer. Presenting sponsor is MillerCoors. Additional sponsors include Avita Drugs Pharmacy, the ARCW Pharmacy, Graphicolor, Barefoot Wine, the Milwaukee Rep and Marcus Hotels and Resorts. Tickets for Jolly Holly folly are $80 each and guests can receive a 10% discount when they purchase of 4 or more tickets. To purchase tickets, visit www.arcw.org or call 414.225.1570. 5 p.m.
· SSDC reception
Fireside Restauant, 2810 30th Ave., Kenosha. Please Join Senator Bob Wirch, Senator John Lehman, Senate Majority Leader Mark Miller and incoming Senate Dem Leader Chris Larson at a reception for the State Senate Democratic Committee $500 host $250 Sponsor $100 Friend For more information or to RSVP please contact Zac at 608.260.2417 or kramer@wisdems.org 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules public hearing
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
· State Building Commission
Governor's Conference Room, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Population Health Institute Director Karen Timberlake addresses Madison Rotary Club
Inn on the Park, Madison.
   Other
· Annual Tribal Transportation Conference
Lake of the Torches Resort, Lac du Flambeau.
· DPI Superintendent Evers visits Richland School District Doudna Elementary School, 1990 Bohmann Drive, Richland Center.
· Educational Approval Board 3rd Floor Conference Room, 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison.
· Gov. Walker addresses Workforce: 2013 Priority Conference
Milwaukee Marriott West, Grand Ballroom, W231 N1600 Corporate Court, Pewaukee. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 7:50 a.m.
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, cabinet leaders visit Fond du Lac Veterans Job Fair
Moraine Park Technical College, 235 N. National Ave., Fond du Lac. MADISON – Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson and Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary John Scocos will visit the Veterans Job Fair being held on Wednesday, December 12, at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac. More than 100 veterans are expected to attend and meet over 30 employers with many good jobs available. The job fair, held as part of Governor Scott Walker’s designation of 2012 as the Year of the Veteran, underscores the Walker Administration’s commitment to ensure our nation’s veterans are able to access good-paying jobs. DWD has joined with the WDVA and other partners to host a series of veteran-specific job fairs throughout the year in Wisconsin communities, drawing almost 2,400 veterans and more than 650 employers. At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lt. Governor Kleefisch, Secretary Newson and Secretary Scocos will meet with job seekers and employers at the job fair, and they will be available to answer questions from the media as time allows. CONTACT: John Dipko, Communications Director, 608-266-2722 12:30 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Abbotsford City Hall, 203 N. First St., Abbotsford. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 10-WR-105) Application of Abbotsford Municipal Water Utility, Clark and Marathon Counties, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Balsam Lake Village Hall, 404 Main St., Balsam Lake. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 340-WR-101) Application of Balsam Lake Municipal Water Utility, Polk County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 1 p.m.

December 13
   Fundraisers
· Roggensack Campaign fundraiser
Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. You are cordially invited to join Justice Pat Roggensack for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres Host levels are $1000, $500, $250. General attendees will be invited to participate at $100. Questions or to RSVP: contact laura@graltonconsulting.com. 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Special committee on 911 Communications
   Business Events
· Governor's Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit
Heartwood Conference Center, N10884 Hoinville Road, Trego.
· WIN-Milwaukee
· WIN-Northeast
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits Bosch Packaging Technology
869 S. Knowles Ave., New Richmond. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will participate in a “Talk with Walker” event at Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc. in New Richmond. During the visit, Governor Walker will have a conversation with employees about the future of Wisconsin. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 10:45 a.m.

December 14
   Business Events
· 2012 Health Care Heroes Awards
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499 W. Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa.
· Governor's Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit
Heartwood Conference Center, N10884 Hoinville Road, Trego.
· UW-Oshkosh, Viessmann Group program announcement
Room 305, Reeve Memorial Union Theater, Oshkosh. Major UW Oshkosh announcement Friday on international partnership supporting Environmental Engineering Technology degree, renewable energy initiatives (UW Oshkosh – Dec. 12) The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and its Germany-based sustainability and renewable energy partner, The Viessmann Group, will make a major program announcement on Friday, Dec. 14 regarding a new, international, academic collaboration supporting the institution’s College of Letters and Science, its Renewable Energy Institute and new Environmental Engineering Technology and renewable energy endeavors. Members of the media are invited to join UW Oshkosh and UW Oshkosh Foundation faculty, staff, administrators and Viessmann Group representatives and leaders of its subsidiary BIOFerm™ Energy Systems. Contact: Alex Hummel Integrated Marketing and Communications hummela@uwosh.edu (920) 424-1398 9:30 a.m.
   Other
· DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Workshop and Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee.
· Gov. Walker honors utility workers
Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, Drill Room, 2400 Wright St., Madison. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will host a ceremony honoring utility workers, many of whom recently took on extra responsibilities or traveled to the East Coast to assist with Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. During the event, Governor Walker will make a special announcement regarding Utility Worker Appreciation Day. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 1:55 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits St. Anthony's School
Keyser Hall, 1730 S. 9th St., Milwaukee. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will participate in a “Talk with Walker” event at St. Anthony’s School in Milwaukee. During the visit, Governor Walker will have a conversation with students, parents, and teachers about the future of education in Wisconsin. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 7:25 a.m.

December 17
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Biotechnology informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Special committee on Improving Educational Opportunites in High School
417 North, State Capitol.
· Special committee on Legal Interventions for Persons with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
LC Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Other
· Palermo's Pizza workers rally & press conference
Palermo Villa, 3301 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. ’Tis the Season For Justice: Rally & Press Conference Palermo Pizza Workers to Announce Extension of National Boycott Campaign to Second Major National Chain MILWAUKEE- In the midst of this holiday season, striking Palermo's Pizza workers and their families will rally this Monday to give thanks for the broad community support they have received, and to send a message of hope for the New Year. Workers will celebrate their hard fought victories, including the reinstatement of one of the employees found by the regional NLRB to have been discriminated against by Palermo Villa for supporting a union, and announce an escalated boycott campaign in 2013. At the rally, to be held outside of the Palermo production facility, members of the Palermo Workers Union will highlight specific improvements in working conditions they achieved as a result of their effort for union recognition. Palermo workers will also reveal plans to take their national boycott campaign to a second major national chain. Workers will also announce their formal appeal of the regional NLRB ruling which failed to uphold charges that Palermo used an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audit as a tool of retaliation for organizing collectively. The Palermo’s case is the first time that ICE has suspended a workplace audit that the agency initiated in recognition of an existing labor conflict. With: Palermo Workers Union, Voces de la Frontera, AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers Contact: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331 / joe@vdlf.org 10 a.m.
· Wisconsin presidential electors cast ballots
Governor's Conference Room, State Capitol.

December 18
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Judge Bill Pocan The Hamilton, 823 E. Hamilton St., Milwaukee.
· Reception for AG J.B. Van Hollen
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Host levels: $1,000, $500, & $250 Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Government Accountability Board
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
· WEDC Board of Directors
Marshfield Clinic, 2116 Craig Road, Eau Claire.
   Other
· Gov. Walker addresses La Crosse Area Development Corp.
Radisson Hotel, 1st Floor Ballroom, 200 Second St. S., La Crosse. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will deliver remarks at the La Crosse Area Development Corporation Annual Meeting in La Crosse. The meeting is a gathering of local business, education, government, and labor leaders from the La Crosse area. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 11:25 a.m.
· UW Regent Committee on Diversity Awards
1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison. To be held by telephone conference Agenda Convene in open session and move into closed session to consider nominations for Regents Diversity Awards and to select award recipients, as permitted by s. 19.85(1)(c), Wis Stats. 1 p.m.
· Wisconsin Jobs Now rally
310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Constituents to Deliver Hundreds of Postcards, Call on Sen. Kohl to Protect Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Action to echo Tuesday protests in Washington, DC, demanding no cuts to vital services, rich to pay their fair share MILWAUKEE – Increasingly concerned about threats of cuts to vital safety net programs during debate in Congress over the so-called fiscal cliff, activists will visit the office of Sen. Herb Kohl, 310 W. Wisconsin Ave., at 1 pm on Tuesday to ask for his public pledge to protect the programs. They plan to deliver hundreds of postcards from the senator’s constituents that read in part: “There are fair and sensible ways to reduce deficits, but having the rich and the powerful beat up on working families and the elderly with painful automatic budget cuts is not one of them.” The visit to Kohl’s office is scheduled to coincide with actions planned in Washington, DC, with over 1,000 protesters from across the country. A delegation of Wisconsin activists will participate in peaceful, dramatic actions confronting Republican leaders in an effort to preserve critical services vital to American families. CONTACT: Janet Veum, (414) 630-5369 1 p.m.

December 19
   Other
· PSC telephone hearing
Spooner City Hall, 515 N. Summit St., Spooner. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5630-WR-104) Application of Spooner Municipal Utilities, Washburn County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 2 p.m.

December 20
   Other
· PSC telephone hearing
Municipal Complex, 515 W. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2870-WR-105) Application of Kimberly Municipal Water Utility, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, to Revise its Method of Cost Recovery for Providing Public Fire Protection Service 1 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Howard Village Hall, 2456 Glendale Ave., Green Bay. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2620-WR-108) Application of Application of Village of Howard Water and Sewer Department, Brown County, Wisconsin, to Revise its Method of Cost Recovery for Providing Public Fire Protection Service 2 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

January 2
   State Government
· Gov. Scott Walker Mining for Jobs event
Valley Plating and Fabricating Production Floor 111 West Walnut Street Green Bay, WI 54303 Madison—On Wednesday, Governor Scott Walker will participate in a “Mining for Jobs” event at Valley Plating and Fabricating in Green Bay. During the visit, Governor Walker and area legislators will highlight the importance of mining in Wisconsin with employees. 10:05 a.m.
· Gov. Scott Walker Mining for Jobs event
L & S Electric, Inc. Shop Floor 5101 Mesker Street Schofield, WI 54476 Madison—On Wednesday, Governor Scott Walker will participate in a “Mining for Jobs” event at L & S Electric, Inc. in Schofield. During the visit, Governor Walker and area legislators will highlight the importance of mining in Wisconsin with employees. 12:25 p.m.
· Gov. Scott Walker Mining for Jobs event
Phoenix Products Company, Inc. Production Floor 8711 West Port Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53224 Madison—On Wednesday, Governor Scott Walker will participate in a “Mining for Jobs” event at Phoenix Products Company, Inc. in Milwaukee. During the visit, Governor Walker and area legislators will highlight the importance of mining in Wisconsin with employees. 2:45 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing on Bluffview Sanitary District application to increase water rates
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. and Bluffview Sanitary District Office, S7559 US Hwy 12, Apt. A-9 North Freedom. (Docket 627-WR-101) Application of Bluffview Sanitary District, Sauk County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 2 p.m.

January 3
   Other
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

January 4
   Business Events
· 21 Traits of a Successful Entrepreneur
Ottawa University, 245 S. Executive Drive, Brookfield.

January 5
   Other
· ONE MKE Summit
Cooley Auditorium, MATC, 1015 N. 6th St., Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP’s Young Adult Committee presents the 2nd annual ONE MKE Summit. The 2013 summit includes breakout sessions, a working luncheon, president’s breakfast and town hall style meeting. The Stakeholders Town Hall Meeting takes place on Saturday, January 5 in MATC’s Cooley Auditorium (1015 N. 6th St.), from 9:30am – 11:30am. The event is free and open to the public. Contact: Geraud Blanks: 414-899-1378 9:30 a.m.

January 6
   Other
· VDLF Bilingual Children's Book Drive
St. Hyacinth Church, 1414 W. Becher St., Milwaukee. Milwaukee Elected Officials Join Voces de la Frontera, AFT-Local 212, and WFNHP To Kick Off Bilingual Children's Book Drive Sunday's "Three Kings Day" Event at St. Hyacinth Parish Begins National Partnership to Advance Milwaukee's Child Literacy On Sunday January 6th, three local activist organizations will join together to get free bilingual books into the hands of Milwaukee children at morning event at St Hyacinth Church (1414 West Becher Street). The event will begin immediately after morning mass, at 10:15 am. Alderman Jose Perez, State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa, and Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West will join leaders from Voces de la Frontera, American Federation of Teachers- Local 212, Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals (WFNHP), and Zonia Lopez (Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year) to read and distribute new, bilingual books to children in the Latino community. The books are being provided through a new partnership involving First Book, a national nonprofit organization that has distributed more than 90 million new, high-quality books to kids across the country who otherwise could not afford them. Books in both Spanish and English will be offered on Sunday. "I'm very excited to support this partnership," says Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa. "Milwaukee's racial achievement gap disproportionately affects Latino students, and that's unacceptable. Getting books directly in the hands of kids who may not otherwise have access to their own reading material is a great first step to addressing this." "Milwaukee should welcome an important project like this," added Alderman José Pérez. "There are few things more critical to the growth of our kids than inspiring a love of reading and a desire to learn. I'm proud to be a part of this effort." The Voces de la Frontera office at 1027 South 5th Street will house Milwaukee’s First Book library and distribution center. Supporters of this project can contribute tax-deductible funds for books online at www.firstbook.org/donateVOCES, beginning now through February 6th. Funds raised through this virtual book drive will be spent on the First Book Marketplace to buy books for the children of our community. A $10 donation supplies 4 books, a $50 donation supplies 20 books, etc. January 6th marks "Three Kings Day", or El Dia de los Reyes Magos, which celebrates the Biblical story of the three kings who brought the Baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The Three Kings are to children in Latin America what Santa Claus is in the United States– the gift bearer. Contacts: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331 / joe@vdlf.org Luz Sosa (414) 803-5466 / sosalmc@gmail.com 10:15 a.m.

January 7
   State Government
· 2013 inauguration
Assembly and Senate chambers, State Capitol. 2 p.m.

January 8
   Fundraisers
· Kick-off fundraiser for Urfer for Judge
The Wicked Hop, 345 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. Please join us for a kick-off in support of GIL URFER for his election to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 45 Host: $250 Sponsor: $100 Suggested Contribution: $50 All contributions gratefully accepted. Donate online or send checks to: Urfer for Judge 5027 W North Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53208 For more information, please contact Jason Rae at jason@urferforjudge.com or 414-502-8715. 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Futurist David Zach addresses Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Madison. Futurist David Zach will help launch 2013 by updating Milwaukee Rotarians on various fads, trends and principles related to: innovation, logistics, design, the Internet, distraction, automation, emerging professionals, cool gadgets, education, augmented reality, virtual reality and how attention has become the most valuable and scarce resource in the world. 12 p.m.
· MITA presents "Global Economic Forecast: Identifying Opportunities in an Uncertain World"
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison. MITA will start the new year with a discussion of how the global economy got to where it is as of January 2013 and potential scenarios for what the future will bring. The Euro Zone Crisis, the Fiscal Cliff, and Middle East unrest will continue to influence decisions around the world, but what are the wild cards that could make 2013 an even more interesting year than 2012? What are the long-term changes that are rebalancing the global economy? Two distinguished speakers at MITA's January program will provide an update of the economic, commercial, demographic, and policy reforms changes that are affecting the world.. Attendees will learn about obstacles to the global recovery as well as opportunities that exist in the midst of changing economic forces. Attendees will also have the chance to network with experienced international professionals from throughout the Midwest. Our first speaker, Mr. James Glassman, is a Managing Director and Senior Economist with JPMorgan Chase. Our second presenter, Dr. Ian Coxhead, is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, specializing in development economics, globalization, growth, and development. (We regret that Dr. Jeremy Suri who was originally announced as one of our speakers will not be able to join us in January). AGENDA: 11:30 AM – 12::00 PM –-Registration and Networking 12:00 PM – 12:30 AM - Lunch and Opening Remarks Presentations 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM - Presentations 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM - Q & A and Closing Remarks Special Price for MITA Members: MITA members can attend for discounted price of only $25. Non-members can attend for $40. Reserve your spot early. Last year's event sold out! 11:30 a.m.
   Other
· Mining and the Threat to Human Health forum
Congregation of the Great Spirit, 1000 W. Lapham St., Milwaukee.
· PSC telephone hearing
Richland Center City Hall Library, 450 S. Main St., Richland Center. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5070-ER-109) Application of the City of Richland Center, Richland County, Wisconsin, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Increase Electric Rates 10 a.m.
· Sen. Scott Fitzgerald addresses Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce
Old Hickory Golf Club, N7596 Wisconsin 33, Beaver Dam. Madison, Wis. – Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) will headline a Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce event tomorrow morning. This event is open to members of the media. If time permits, Senator Fitzgerald will take questions from the media following his remarks. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-5660 8 a.m.

January 9
   Business Events
· Author Stu Levitan addresses Madison Rotary Club
   Other
· PSC telephone hearing
Viroqua City Hall, 202 N. Main St., Viroqua. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6140-WR-105) Application of the City of Viroqua Municipal Water Utility, Vernon County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· State Superintendent Evers addresses Be Bold 2 Summit III Marquette University, Monaghan Ballroom E, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

January 10
   Business Events
· 2013 Wisconsin Economic Forecast Luncheon
Monona Terrance Convention Center, Madison. Get a true insider's view of current and future economic conditions from a member of the monetary policy-setting Federal Open Market Committee by attending the 2013 Wisconsin Economic Forecast Luncheon, January 10, 2013 at the Monona Terrance Convention Center. This year's featured speaker, James Bullard, is president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. As one of his first public addresses of the new legislative session, Governor Scott Walker will be the event's special guest speaker. Join many of the area's top business and community leaders by registering at www.wisbank.com/WisEcon. Follow the conversation online at #WisEcon. This event has sold out at over 500 attendees for the past five years. 12 p.m.
· BMA-Milwaukee: Go with the flow
Hilton Garden Inn, 611 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. Rebranding and Repositioning a Global Water Technology Leader Milwaukee, Wisconsin — How do you rebrand a global water technology company in 365 days or less? The devil is in the details. See the transformation of the ITT water technologies business units and product brands into the cohesive $4 Billion water technology leader Xylem. Get the inside view on how to motivate an organization and engage all levels of stakeholders to evolve around value proposition and become the market leader. During our seminar agency partners led by Donna Lutter, Marketing Manager, Xylem Residential and Commercial Waterwill cover the key components of building a rebranding roadmap, strategic and tactical considerations, and what organizational structure and team roles are needed for success. BMA-Milwaukee will be hosting this Seminar and Keynote on Thursday, January 10th starting at 5:00 PM. “As one of this country’s leading strategists and scenario planners, Monica Levy, VP of Global Communications at Xylem RCW has facilitated strategic conversations in not only the U.S. and also abroad. Her insights into engaging stakeholders and rebranding have not only set the standard for her industry, but have also laid the framework for future organizational successes” said BMA President Siobhan Marks. The event will be held at the new Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Milwaukee. The hotel located at 611 North Broadway in Milwaukee has just undergone an extensive renovation that has integrated state of the art facilities with the historic preservation of this architectural gem. Register for the event online at http://www.bma-milwaukee.org/events. About the Business Marketing Association (BMA) Celebrating its 90th Anniversary, BMA is the nation’s leading professional resource for business-to-business markers and communicators. The organization offers services, information, skill enhancement, and networking opportunities that help its members grow, develop and succeed throughout their marketing careers. For more information on BMA-Milwaukee, visit www.bma-milwaukee.org or contact Executive Administrator, Ilka Hoffins directly at (262) 746-9686 or ilka@bma-milwaukee.org.   Business Marketing Association, Milwaukee Chapter Jessica Lueck, Communications Chair Jessica.Lueck@usbank.com 414.828.8245 5 p.m.
· Midwest CSA Farming Conference
UW-Eau Claire.
· WIN-Milwaukee
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa.
   Other
· DPI Superintendent Evers visits Hmong American Peace Academy schools Hmong American Peace Academy/International Peace Academy, 4601 N. 84th St., Milwaukee.
· PSC hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6690-CE-197) Application of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation for Authority to Construct and Place in Operation a New Multi-Pollutant Control Technology System for Unit 3 of the Weston Generating Station, Marathon County, Wisconsin 9:30 a.m.

January 11
   Business Events
· Midwest CSA Farming Conference
UW-Eau Claire.
   Other
· Milwaukee legislative inauguration ceremony
Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. 9th St., Room 500, Milwaukee. In-district ceremony to celebrate the inauguration of Senator Nikiya Harris and other freshmen legislators from Milwaukee In addition to Monday’s formal inaugural ceremony to swear in the 2013-2014 state legislature, Senator Nikiya Harris and the other new Milwaukee Democratic legislators will host an in-district event to take their oath of office in front of their friends, family, and constituents who were unable to attend the event in Madison. The public is welcome to attend. Contact: Lisa Bahr, 608-266-2500 12 p.m.
· RENEW Wisconsin energy policy summit
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison.
· Sen. Darling, Rep. Sanfelippo press conference
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 1021 W. National Ave., Milwaukee. Senator Darling, Representative Sanfelippo to Announce Milwaukee County Board Reforms Milwaukee - State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R-Milwaukee) will hold a news conference on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00am to announce legislation to reform the Milwaukee County Board. Contact: State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) 608-266-5830 State Representative Joe Sanfelippo (R-Milwaukee) 608-266-0620 11 a.m.
· Wisconsin Right to Life: Concert for Life

January 12
   Other
· Oak Creek gun violence forum
East Middle School, Oak Creek. Gun violence forum looks for solutions MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will join Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi, Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards and U.S. Attorney James Santelle for a forum on gun violence tomorrow. The forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday from 3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at East Middle School in Oak Creek. “In the wake of the shooting in Newtown as well as the violence at the Oak Creek Sikh Temple and the Brookfield Salon we need to look at making changes,” Abele said. Mayor Scaffidi, who is hosting the event, said “Our goal here is not to solve the problem in one day, but rather to begin to communicate ideas that could make a positive impact on violence.” Members of the Sikh temple as well as experts in violence and mental health are also expected to take part in the conversation. Contact: Brendan Conway, Communications Director 414.278.5281 3 p.m.

January 13
   Other
· Racine Tea Party: Health care exchanges and what they mean for you
South Hills, 3047 SE Frontage Road, Franksville. Racine, WI – President Obama pushed through the 2,500+ page, $1.93 trillion Healthcare Law with enormous tax implications and a loss of personal choice, on a partisan vote in the middle of a recession. The vehicle to deliver the “government-regulated and standardized” healthcare plans is a state-based healthcare exchange. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (along with 34 other states) has made a decision to block the implementation of a state exchange and has “defaulted” to the federal government. Racine TEA Party wants the public to understand more about this massive new law, how it affects them and what it means to block a state-run exchange. CATO Institute Mike Tanner states “every day seems to bring a new revelation about how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka. Obamacare, will effect taxpayers, businesses, doctors and patients. Every American needs to know exactly what is, and is not, part of this law in order to prepare themselves for the changes to come”. The event will feature CATO Institute - Mike Tanner, Congressman - Paul Ryan, Incoming Assembly Speaker - Robin Vos, Senator – Leah Vukmir, and Conservative Radio Talk Show Host – Vicki McKenna. Contact: Nancy Milholland 262-994-0894 2 p.m.
· WisDems American Indian Caucus rally
N. Hamilton St. entrance, State Capitol. WisDems American Indian Caucus to Hold Rally in Support of "Idle No More" Movement MADISON -- The Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s American Indian Caucus is holding a rally in support of the “Idle No More” movement on January 13th at 4PM, supporting Canadian First Nations’ fight to preserve their treaty rights. Diana Miller, Caucus Chair, said: “Idle No More was started by the First Nations communities of Canada, in response to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s attack on their treaty rights. Here in the United States, we are familiar with governmental attempts at limiting our guaranteed treaty rights.” “Attacks on tribal sovereignty are sadly commonplace throughout the Americas. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Canada, and for our own rights here in Wisconsin” Rally organizers have invited drums, color guards and speakers from throughout Wisconsin, as well as the Overpass Light Brigade. The rally will take place on January 13th, 4PM, at the North Hamilton entrance of the State Capitol. For further information, please contact Caucus Secretary Arvina Martin at 608-217-7815 4 p.m.

January 14
   State Government
· Assembly Session
Assembly Chamber, State Capitol. 1 p.m.
· Government Accountability Board
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
· Senate Session
Senate Chamber, State Capitol.
   Other
· Khalif Rainey Milwaukee Co. Board announcement
Parklawn YMCA, 4340 N. 46th St., Milwaukee. Khalif Rainey will announce his candidacy for Milwaukee County Supervisor- District 2. Opening remarks will be presented by Congresswoman Gwen Moore; event will include other elected officials and community leaders. Khalif Rainey is currently a Constituent Liaison for the US House of Representatives,working in Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District. He is an MPS graduate and currently serves on the Board of African World Festival and Community Brainstorming Conference of Milwaukee. This announcement will serve as the kick off to his campaign for Milwaukee County Board- 2nd District. For more information contact: Bria Grant 414.793.8531 11 a.m.
· Sly announces future plans
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Sly and friends will be making a special announcement at the Capitol. Everyone is invited to attend. Contact: slysoffice.com, citizensly@gmail.com 10 a.m.

January 15
   State Government
· Gov. Walker 2013 State of the State address
Assembly Chambers, State Capitol. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 7 p.m.
· Senate Session Senate Chamber, State Capitol.
· Supreme Court open rules petition conference & rules hearing
Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol. 9:30-10:40 a.m.; 2:00-5:30 p.m. (agenda to be continued, if necessary, on next available open rules petition date: Jan. 22, 2013) Public Hearing I. Rule Petition 12-09: In the matter of creation of Rules under Supreme Court Rules Ch. 80 and amendment of Supreme Court Rule 98.07, Publication of Rules by Publication Committee. Preliminary memo circulated 9/7/12. Court discussed at 9/19/12 open conference. Court voted to schedule public hearing. Notice of public hearing issued 10/11/12. Open Rules Petition Conference II. Rule Petition 12-09 (see description above) III. Rule Petition 12-07: Petition to amend SCRs 70.03 and 70.12(1)(c)(3) and create SCR 70.12(5), (6) and 70.16, relating to the Supreme Court Finance Committee – filed 7/6/12 by Justice Patience Drake Roggensack. Materials filed by Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. Preliminary memo circulated 9/18/12. Court discussed at 9/19/12 open conference. Court voted 6-1 to solicit public comment and schedule for further discussion at future open conference (AWB would have held public hearing). Public comment letter sent 10/18/12. Comments available at http://wicourts.gov/scrules/1207.htm. Staff memo to be distributed before 1/15/13. IV. Rules Petition 12-01: Report on Court’s Rule Making Function (held by PDR, April 2012) PDR’s draft proposal (11/28/12). V. Rule Petition 12-10: Petition to amend Supreme Court Rule 22.24 Relating to Costs Assessments in the Lawyer Regulation System, filed by OLR on 9/11/12. Preliminary memo circulated 9/24/12. Court discussed at 9/27 open administrative conference. Court voted unanimously to solicit public comment on the petition from standard list as well as those other persons/entities as stated on the record and schedule for further discussion at future open administrative conference. Discussed and adopted on 11/30/12. Draft order circulated 12/10/12; needs approval from DTP. VI. Rules Petition 12-11: In re Matter of the creation of a Judicial Code Review Committee - filed 12/27/12 by Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. Preliminary staff memo to be distributed before 1/15/13. Information Items for Future Open Administrative Conferences A. Information Item: Rule Petition 08-01A (Juries). Rule Petition 08-01 amended ch. 756, specifically changing the number of jurors for a misdemeanor case from 6 to 12 under Wis. Stat. § 756.06(2)(am). Wis Stat. § 972.02(2) references a misdemeanor jury of 6; needs clean-up amendment. Staff memo and draft order circulated 9/5/12. Court discussed at 9/19/12 open conference. Court agreed to refer to legislature. Communication made to Nancy Rottier. Proposed bill distributed to court by e-mail 11/29/12. B. Information Item: Rule Petition 09-07: In the Matter of: The Petition of the State Bar of Wisconsin to Modify Chapter 72 of the Supreme Court Rules filed 06/30/09 by Diane S. Diel, President, State Bar of Wisconsin. Amended petition filed 10/27/09 by Douglas W. Kammer, President, State Bar of Wisconsin. Pending before Legislative Committee of Judicial Conference. C. Information Item: Rule Petition 10-09: In the Matter of the Petition for Amendment of various Rules in Chapter SCR 20 filed 10/21/10 by John Nicholas Schweitzer. Returned to Mr. Schweitzer. D. Information Item: Rule Petition 12-08: Petition to create SCR 74.02, Appointment of the Judicial Commission Members – filed 7/31/12 by Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson. Preliminary memo circulated 9/17/12. Court discussed at 9/19/12 and 9/25/12 open conferences. Court voted 4-3 not to hold public hearing and to deny petition. Draft order circulated on 10/15/12; approvals received from all justices; SSA writing to follow. E. Information Item: 2011 Wisconsin Act 209 creating a fee waiver program for veterans. Under the legislation, veterans who meet the eligibility requirements would receive a waiver of the initial licensing fee for most licenses granted by state agencies. The act also requests the Supreme Court to promulgate a rule waiving the initial admission fee for lawyers admitted to practice. See § 751.153. Letter to BBE & State Bar (sent 6/7/12) referring the matter for consideration and determination of whether a petition seeking a change to the court rules might be appropriate; response received. Staff memo circulated 9/7/12. Court discussed at 9/25/12 open conference. Court voted to request that BBE file rule petition. Letter to BBE requesting filing of rule petition sent 10/16/12. F. Information Item: DTP’s memorandum on Justice on Wheels. Court agreed to place this item on open administrative conference. Memo from Amanda Todd circulated 10/22/12 for discussion at 10/31/12 open administrative conference. SSA e-mail 12/7/12 to court and Amanda Todd re: further outreach proposals. 9:30 a.m.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Documentary filmmaker Holly Mosher
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Documentary filmmaker Holly Mosher will share her inspiration and experience following the work of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus. She will cover both how microcredit empowers women and provides opportunites and how Yunus has expanded his work to offer viable business solutions (which he coined social business) to other dire community needs including healthcare, education and energy needs. 12 p.m.
   Other
· MCFR presents "On the Ground With the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria"
Lowell Center, Lower Level Dining Hall, 610 Langdon St., Madison. Dr. Zaher Sahloul, President of the Syrian American Medical Society Dr. Zaher Sahloul is the current president of the Syrian American Medical Society, SAMS, a professional, medical and humanitarian organization that represents more than 1500 Syrian American healthcare professionals. Dr. Sahloul has been in Turkey and Syria helping to care for many of the Syrian civilians who have been caught in the middle of the civil war. In his capacity as SAMS president, Dr. Sahloul has given several policy briefings to the Congress, National Security Council and to the Committee on Human Rights at the Institute of Science. He is also the current chairman of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, a federation of 62 member Islamic organizations representing 400,000 Muslims in Illinois. Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria more than 18 months ago, SAMS has been very active in supporting doctors and hospitals inside Syria, supporting Syrian refugees with medical missions and providing medical relief to Syrians affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis in addition to its educational and charitable activities through its 10 chapters. Frances Street Ramp parking is suggested; the Lowell Center is about a 2 minute walk from the ramp. 5:30 pm - Doors open for registration and hors d'oeuvres 6:00 pm - Presentation by Dr. Zaher Sahloul To Register: MCFR.info 5:30 p.m.
· Public Policy Forum Annual Meeting
· U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin visits UW-Oshkosh
(UW Oshkosh, Jan. 14) – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin will visit the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus and the site of the under-renovation Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Sen. Baldwin's stops on the campus and in the community will each feature tours and presentations demonstrating how UW Oshkosh, the state’s third-largest higher education institution, is working to strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce and economy and prepare and empower career-ready students. 1:30 p.m.: Sen. Baldwin will tour the Student Success Center, 750 Elmwood Avenue, UW Oshkosh, to learn more about our campus Career Services office’s efforts to prepare students for the job market. UW Oshkosh representatives will also highlight the University’s Intern-to-Work initiative, a collaboration involving institutions within the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA) and partners in the New North. 2 p.m.: Sen. Baldwin will join University leaders and partners at the site of the redeveloping Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center – UW Oshkosh, 1 North Main Street. o Representatives of UW Oshkosh’s Business Success Center and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and partners collaborating in the development of a Business Accelerator and Incubator in Oshkosh will outline their efforts. o All will join in a tour of the hotel site, which, in a collaboration between the UW Oshkosh Foundation, private hoteliers, the city of Oshkosh and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, is undergoing a $15 million renovation. o The collaborative, catalytic community project has already created about 150 constructions jobs. It will further yield about 200 long-term hospitality jobs at the hotel’s projected May opening. It will also help reenergize retail, conference and convention, arts and cultural business and activity in the city’s downtown and on the UW Oshkosh campus, just two blocks away. Contact: Alex Hummel Integrated Marketing and Communications hummela@uwosh.edu (920) 424-1398 1:30 p.m.

January 16
   Fundraisers
· DPW 14th annual Eleanor Roosevelt Tribute
Home of Hans and Mary Lang Sollinger, 1206 Sherman Ave., Madison. Sponsorship levels: Eleanor Roosevelt - $1000 | Cong. Shirley Chisholm - $500 | Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin - $250 | Hilary & Chelsea Clinton Mother Daughter $100 Suggested donation: $75 To sponsor please contact 608.260.2429 or julieb@wisdems.org 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Session
Assembly Chamber, State Capitol. 1 p.m.
· Joint Legislative Council
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club: UW-Madison chancellor search
Inn on the Park, Madison.
   Other
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· VDLF community protest
Downtown Transit Center, 909 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee. WHAT DO WE DO WHEN WE'RE UNDER ATTACK? Community Protest Against Slashing the Milwaukee County Board Tomorrow, January 16th, join MICAH, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, the NAACP, Voces De La Frontera, the League of Young Voters, and other community organizations as we respond to a new proposal to cut the Milwaukee County Board's budget by 85%. If enacted, the Sanfelippo/Darling proposal would mandate drastic cuts to the County Board ensuring that critical programs such as mental health services, mass transit, parks and recreation, and our criminal justice system will be incapable of best serving the needs of Milwaukee County Residents. "Milwaukee County residents should not believe for a second that this is about improving their lives or addressing the budget. It's about undermining local control and democratically elected representation," says Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera. This proposal creates an imbalance of power between the County Executive as full time staff, and a county board that as part-time staff would be responsible for managing a 1.3 billion dollar annual budget that provides services to 1 million people. The result of this kind of power grab is that citizens' voices will be drowned out in the decisions that affect them the most, and the County will have eliminated any semblance of checks and balances." STAND UP, FIGHT BACK! Join us Wednesday as we demand that the State Legislature take this ridiculous proposal off the table -- and focus on creating jobs and improving Milwaukee's economic development. 10 a.m.

January 17
   Business Events
· Best of Madison Business Awards
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· DPI Superintendent Evers attends Think College Day UW-Marathon County, Center for Civic Engagement Auditorium, Wausau.
· Gov. Walker attends Chippewa Falls Veterans Home dedication
Community Room, 2175 E. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will attend the dedication of the Chippewa Falls Veterans Home with Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos. The event will celebrate the opening of the Chippewa Falls Veterans Home. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 12:55 p.m.
· Gov. Walker State of the State tour
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 Governor Walker to Visit Schofield, La Crosse, and Superior on State of the State Tour Madison—Governor Walker will make three State of the State Tour stops on Thursday. Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:20 a.m. Applied Laser Technologies Shop Floor 8404 Venture Circle Schofield, WI 54476 Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:00 a.m. La Crosse Municipal Airport Colgan Air Services 710 Fanta Reed Road La Crosse, WI 54603 Thursday, January 17, 2013 3:25 p.m. Richard I Bong Airport Superior Flying Services 4804 Hammond Avenue Superior, WI 54880 8:20 a.m.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Bevan Baker
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University, Milwaukee.
· PSC hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2535-CE-100) Application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 102.5 Megawatt Wind Electric Generation Facility and Associated Electric Facilities, to be Located in the Towns of Forest and Cylon, St. Croix County, Wisconsin 9:30 a.m.

January 18
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents executive committee
   Business Events
· 2013 Economic Trends Breakfast
   Other
· Gov. Walker addresses 50th anniversary of the World Championship Snowmobile Derby
Eagle River Derby Track, 1311 N. Railroad St., Eagle River. Madison—Governor Walker will deliver remarks at the 50th Anniversary of the World Championship Snowmobile Derby. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 6 p.m.
· Gov. Walker State of the State tour
Operating Engineer Training Center, Shop Floor, W11584 State Highway 21, Coloma. Madison—Governor Walker will make one State of the State Tour stop on Friday. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 9:10 a.m.
· Wisconsin Army National Guard ceremony
EAA Hangar C, 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh. Gov. Scott Walker, Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, adjutant general of Wisconsin, and senior Wisconsin Army National Guard leaders will join families and friends to welcome home approximately 130 Soldiers of the Oshkosh-based 1157th Transportation Company during a 1 p.m. ceremony at the Experimental Aircraft Association's Hangar C in Oshkosh, Wis. Community members who wish to show their support are invited to attend the event. The 1157th returns from nearly 10 months of conducting convoy escort missions in Afghanistan. Originally the transportation company had been scheduled to deploy to Kuwait for a base security mission, but was reassigned as a result of reallocation of forces by the Department of Defense. The 1157th was augmented for this deployment with Soldiers from the Sparta-based 107th Maintenance Company, the Waukesha-based 135th Medical Company or the Tomah-based 732nd Combat Support Sustainment Battalion Headquarters Company. The majority of Soldiers on this deployment hail from the 1157th. The 1157th returned to the United States Jan. 7, and spent several days completing post-mobilization requirements at Camp Shelby, Miss. 1 p.m.

January 19
   Other
· Guns Across America rally
State Capitol.
· Milwaukee Co. Supervisor Alexander hosts discussion on reforming government
Clubhouse at Dretzka Park, 12020 W. Bradley Road, Milwaukee. Milwaukee – Supervisor Alexander is set to host a meeting where citizens can partake in a public conversation about County Government. Supervisor Alexander represents the 18th District, which includes the far northwest corner of the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County. Contact: Velia Alvarez, Public Information Manager 414/278-4230 or velia.alvarez@milwcnty.com 10 a.m.

January 21
· Rep. LeMahieu: A project for regulatory reform: Right the rules
For Further Information Contact: Rep. Dan LeMahieu (608) 266-9175 Madison- Today, State Representative Dan LeMahieu (R-Cascade) as Co-Chair of the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR) introduced a project for reforming the Wisconsin Administrative Code, called Right the Rules. "This session Governor Walker and the leadership in the State Assembly are committed to a top to bottom review of the 1,768 chapters in the Administrative Code containing countless rules we all deal with on a daily basis. If you are a small business person, work in local government, manufacturing or just an individual resident of Wisconsin you are affected by these 11,764 pages of rules" Rep. Dan LeMahieu said. The Administrative Code is made up of rules written by state agencies that are used to enforce laws passed by the Legislature. For example, when you walk into the grocery store and look at the different types of cheese, the Administrative Code regulates the size of holes in Swiss cheese, how it should look and taste, to how it is sliced, grated, and packaged. There are some rules make it harder to do business because they are out of date, duplicate federal rules, require people to fill out unnecessary paperwork, delay projects, or add extreme costs to everyday tasks, whether it's construction, manufacturing or agriculture. The Administrative Code in Wisconsin has been created over many years, and has never, in state history, been looked at in this capacity. The Administrative Code is made up of 18 binders, containing 1,768 chapters and 11,764 pages, and through this project, the Assembly Standing Committees will be looking at each chapter to determine if the rule still function as intended. Each committee will be assigned appropriate sections of the Administrative Code to read and discuss. A few things that they will be asking include: * Does it protect the public from a threat to public health, safety or welfare? * Does it promote or hinder job growth and the economy? * Is the rule outdated? * What is the cost to implement the rule? * Does it follow legislative intent? * Have there been complaints about it? After committee discussions, informational meetings and public hearings, a decision will be made concerning which committee will continue the process needed to make sure the Administrative Code is working for Wisconsin. Along with introducing the project, Rep. LeMahieu stressed how important the public was in the process. There is a website for the public that will include information on how the project works, notices for public hearings, links on where to find the Administrative Code, and most importantly, a place for public input. Rep. LeMahieu stated "We want to hear how people in our district are affected by these rules, and where they are having problems. This website gives you the ability to put in writing your specific concerns and e-mail those concerns to my office and we will pass those concerns on to the committee dealing with that rule." The website can be found at: http://righttherules.legis.wisconsin.gov or you can email your thoughts and concerns to righttherules@legis.wi.gov. "Our goal is to make the Administrative Code something that people aren't afraid of, something that doesn't threaten their businesses, and doesn't overly burden their businesses, but something that's workable and will make Wisconsin a place to do business, create jobs, and expand your business" said Rep. LeMahieu. Rep. Dan LeMahieu(R-Cascade) represents the 59th Assembly District and currently serves on the Joint Committee on Finance, and is the Co-Chair for the Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules.
   State Government
· Assembly Session
Assembly Chamber, State Capitol. 1 p.m.
   Other
· Martin Luther King Jr. observance
· Presidential innauguration

January 22
   Fundraisers
· Reception for 98th AD candidate Jeanne Tarantino
Gasthaus, 2720 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha. With special guest, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch To RSVP: email info@tarantinoforassembly.com or call Ashley at 414-688-5530 11:30 a.m.
· Reception for AG J.B. Van Hollen
Harvey's Central Grille, 1340 W. Towne Square Road, Mequon. Host levels: $1,000, $500, & $250 General attendees will be invited to participate at $100 Please make checks payable to: Van Hollen for Attorney General Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary & Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor joint informational hearing
Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol.
· Joint Legislative Audit Committee public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· PSC telephone hearing on Kaukauna Utilities application to revise fire protection cost recovery method
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. and Kaukauna Utilities, 777 Island St., Kaukauna. (Docket 2800-WR-108) Application of Kaukauna Utilities, Outagamie County, Wisconsin, to Revise its Method of Cost Recovery for Providing Public Fire Protection Service 11 a.m.
· Supreme Court: Open Rules Petition Conference & Rules Hearing
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Michael Burke: MATC's Second Century of Innovative Education
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. MATC President Dr. Michael Burke will speak on the topic “MATC’s Second Century of Innovative Education.” As MATC moves into its second century, it has come a long way from its humble beginnings as “a continuation school for the forgotten children of Milwaukee.” Since 2011, MATC has developed eight new associate degrees, 15 new technical diplomas, and two dozen new certicate programs to meet the needs of an evolving workforce. Working with local employers, the college provides industry-certied skills to our local workforce so that we can maintain our economic competitiveness and promote innovation. From manufacturing and construction to sustainability and mobile applications development, MATC prepares its students for the world of technology. 12 p.m.
   Other
· Gov. Walker delivers remarks to Wisconsin Technology Council Board of Directors
American Family Insurance, Building C, Rooms CL3300 A & B, 6000 American Parkway, Madison. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will deliver remarks to the Wisconsin Technology Council Board of Directors. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 12 p.m.
· Rep. LeMahieu press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Introducing Regulatory Reform Project: Right the Rules Madison…Rep. Dan LeMahieu (R-Cascade) will be holding a press conference to introduce the Wisconsin State Assembly’s plan for regulatory reform. Rep. LeMahieu is the Co-Chair of the Committee for Review of Administrative Rules (JCRAR).. Rep. LeMahieu will be joined by Speaker Robin Vos, Rep. Scott Suder, Majority Leader, Rep. Bill Kramer, Rep. Lee Nerison, Rep. Mary Williams, Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, and Rep. Joan Ballweg. For Further Information Contact: Rep. Dan LeMahieu (608) 266-9175 11:30 a.m.
· Sen. Cullen press conference
Senate Parlor, State Capitol. (MADISON) – Sen. Tim Cullen (D-Janesville) announced today that he will hold a press conference to unveil mining reform legislation based on recommendations of expert witnesses who testified before last year’s Senate Select Committee on Mining: CONTACT: Sen. Tim Cullen, (608) 266-2253 1 p.m.
· WASB, WASDA, WASBO: 2013 Joint State Education Convention

January 23
   Fundraisers
· Birthday celebration for Rep. Chris Taylor
100 Wisconsin Ave. #501, Madison. This month, Roe v. Wade turns 40 and State Rep. Chris Taylor turns...A little bit older Hosted by Nancy and Senator Fred Risser Suggested contribution at the door: $45 (Chris's new age) Give online: www.taylorforassembly.com or send to Friends of Chris Taylor, P.O. Box 3213, Madison, WI 53704 RSVP: chris@taylorforassembly.com Remit Payment: Friends of Chris Sinicki 5 p.m.
· CERS fundraising reception
Top of the Park, Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. Please Join the 2013 Members of the Committee to Elect a Republican Senate For a Fundraising Reception and Political Update $1,000 per person to attend PAC accepted RSVP’s required to senate@wisgop.org or 608-257-8035 Please make checks payable to: CERS PO Box 2741 Madison, WI 53701 4:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for DPI Superintendent Tony Evers
Hyatt Regency, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. Hosts at $500 and $250 or attend at $100. Please make checks payable to: Tony Evers for State Superintendent RSVP to Ashley at 920.493.3213. 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining & Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue joint public hearing
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, Room G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
· State Building Commission
Governor’s Conference Room, 115 East, State Capitol.
· Transportation Finance and Policy Commission press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Transportation Finance and Policy Commission media event to review funding and policy recommendations The Wisconsin Transportation Finance and Policy Commission will provide final approval to a series of funding and policy recommendations at its January 23 meeting. Commission members will be available immediately following the meeting to summarize their work and take questions. The Commission’s meeting will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Governor’s Conference Room. Members of the Commission: · John Antaramian · Tom Carlsen · Dave Cieslewicz · Robert Cook · Barbara Fleisner LaMue · Mark Gottlieb (non-voting member) · Martin Hanson · William Hanson · Robb Kahl · Craig Thompson · Tom Vandenberg For more information, contact: Peg Schmitt, Wisconsin DOT (608) 266-7744, peg.schmitt@dot.wi.gov 10 a.m.
   Business Events
· WIN-Northeast - CANCELLED
· Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook forum
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison.
   Other
· Madison Rotary Club: Madison Mayor Paul Soglin
Inn on the Park, Madison.
· WASB, WASDA, WASBO: 2013 Joint State Education Convention

January 24
   Fundraisers
· Event for Justice Pat Roggensack
The Hyatt on Main, 333 Main St., Green Bay. Host Levels both include $1000, $500 & $250 Checks made payable to Justice Roggensack for Supreme Court Committee For more information, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or via email at Laura@Graltonconsulting.com. 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Morzy for Assembly
Canyon City, 2903 N. Grandview Blvd., Pewaukee. Please join us in support of Matt Morzy for his election to the Assembly, 98th District. Host: $300 Sponsor: $150 Suggested Contribution: $50 All contributions gratefully accepted. Donate online or send checks to: Morzy for Assembly PO Box 94 Pewaukee, WI 53072 For more information, please contact Matt Morzy at 262-385-0215 morzyforassembly@wi.rr.com mattmorzy.com 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs executive session
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs public hearing
· Special Committee on Permanency for Young Children in the Child Welfare System
   Business Events
· SLWTA compliance workshop and logistics panel Butterfly Club, 5246 E. County Road X, Beloit.
   Other
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Athletic Director Larry Williams
· PSC prehearing conference
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5-DR-109) Petition of Brett Healy for Declaratory Ruling to Determine Allocation of Costs for Relocation of Utility Structures for Milwaukee Streetcar Project 10 a.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· WASB, WASDA, WASBO: 2013 Joint State Education Convention
· WisPolitics.com Luncheon: Mining discussion with Sens. Cullen, Tiffany
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.Sens. Tim Cullen, D-Janesville, and Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, headline the next WisPolitics.com luncheon at the Madison Club on Jan. 24. The topic will be legislation regulating iron ore mining in Wisconsin. The price is $19 per person. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m.; event ends at 1 p.m. Pre-registration required: Call the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or email reception@madisonclub.org The sponsors for this year's Madison Club luncheon series are: American Family Insurance, Aurora Health Care, University Research Park, Wal-Mart, WHD Law, and Xcel Energy. 11:30 a.m.

January 25
   Fundraisers
· 40th birthday party celebration for Rep. Cory Mason
510 College Ave., Racine. 5 p.m.
   Other
· WASB, WASDA, WASBO: 2013 Joint State Education Convention
· Wisconsin Farmers Union state convention
Plaza Hotel & Suites, Eau Claire.

January 26
   Other
· League of Women Voters Milwaukee: WDC Director Mike McCabe
Wauwatosa Public Library, Firefly Room, 7635 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. Please join us for our January General Meeting featuring Mike McCabe, Founder and Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. This meeting, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County and the North Shore AAUW will focus on the dramatic rise in “dark money” in our state and national elections and the corrupting influence such money can have on our democracy. For more information visit the LWVMC website, www.lwvmilwaukee.org, or email league@lwvmillwaukee.org. 10 a.m.
· Madison Action for Mining Alternatives rally
· Wisconsin Farmers Union state convention
Plaza Hotel & Suites, Eau Claire.

January 28
   Fundraisers
· 40th birthday party celebration for Rep. Cory Mason
The Rigby Pub and Grill, 119 E. Main St., Madison. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Jon Richards
Cafe Benelux, 346 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. Hosts: $250 Sponsors: $100 Suggested Minimum Contribution: $25 All contributions gratefully accepted. Make Checks Payable to: Citizens for Richards, PO Box 511851, Milwaukee, WI 53203 For more information, contact campaign@JonForWisconsin.com. 5 p.m.
· Meet and greet with Justice Roggensack
Holiday Inn, 2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire. Suggested contribution of $25. There will be a main fundraiser in late February Checks made payable to: Justice Roggensack for Supreme Court Committee For more information, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or via email at Laura@Graltonconsulting.com. 5:30 p.m.
· Reception for Dane Co. Exec. Joe Parisi
Bunky's Cafe, 2425 Atwood Ave., Madison. With Special Guest Congressman Mark Pocan Sponsorship levels: $500, $250, $100 Suggested donation: $50, all contributions gratefully appreciated Please make checks payable to: Friends of Joe Parisi P.O. Box 3042 Madison, WI 53704 Make contributions online at www.parisifordane.com or contact brittani@parisifordane.com (608) 609-3712 5:30 p.m.
· Reception for Sen. Tim Cullen
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. Please join as at areception for Senator Tim Cullen $1,000 Gold Sponsor $500 Silver Sponsor $250 Bronze Sponsor $100 Friend PAC Accepted 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor executive session
   Other
· PSC telephone hearing
Pittsville City Hall, 5318 First Ave., Pittsville. 610 N.Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 4670-WR-103) Application of Pittsville Municipal Water Utility, Wood County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 2 p.m.

January 29
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Transportation executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Transportation public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· GAB Clerk Concerns Taskforce meeting
· Senate Committee on Energy, Consumer Protection, and Government Reform informational hearing
· Senate Session Senate Chamber, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Bruce Bittles of Robert W. Baird & Co.
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Bruce Bittles, Chief Investment Strategist with Robert W. Baird & Co., will discuss the root causes of the turbulence the U.S. economy has experienced since the bursting of the housing bubble. The focus will be on the likelihood of a slow growth economy continuing well past 2012. Attention will be given to the impact on inflation, interest rates, stock market returns and Federal Reserve Policy going forward. The discussion will also include relevant topics including the U.S. dollar and gold prices. Finally, we will look at the impact on the U.S. equity markets and their influence on consumer confidence and GDP growth. 12 p.m.
· WIN-Madison
   Other
· Ag Day at the Capitol
· DOT press conference
UMOS Inc., 2701 S. Chase Ave., Milwaukee. Power of Zero Program Set to Launch Jan. 29 in Milwaukee County Traffic Safety Campaign Encourages Hispanic Community to Take Safe Driving Pledge The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announces expansion of a grassroots traffic safety campaign into Milwaukee County in 2013, as part of its overall effort to reduce the number of preventable traffic deaths to Zero In Wisconsin. With federal funding administered by WisDOT, this community-based program known as “Power of Zero” uses culturally-appropriate educational and motivational strategies to encourage drivers in the local Hispanic community to change their behavior behind the wheel. The program also gives drivers the opportunity to sign a pledge to always buckle up, drive sober, eliminate distractions, and use safety and booster seats for their children. Since the campaign launched in Racine County in 2011, WisDOT has collected over 3,600 pledges. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Hispanics ages 21-34, and the sixth leading cause of death for Hispanics of all ages. A news conference will kick-off expansion of this campaign into Milwaukee County. CONTACT: Micaela Morin or Ricardo Aguirre, ABRAZO Marketing, 414-220-9800 10:30 a.m.
· Milwaukee Ald. Donovan press conference
Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 812 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee. Presentation set for commendation marking Catholic Schools Week Alderman Bob Donovan will present a Common Council commendatory resolution recognizing 2013 Catholic Schools Week (January 27 – February 2, 2013) during a news event at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, January 29) that will include the Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee, and Dr. Kathleen Cepelka, Superintendent of Catholic Schools. Alderman Michael J. Murphy will also take part in the event, and it is possible other Council members will also participate. “Milwaukee’s outstanding Catholic schools have been a part of the fabric of life in our city for well over a century, educating and nurturing countless individuals who became leaders in academia, business, priesthood/clergy, sports, medicine, science, music and the arts, law, politics and public service, and many other professions,” said Alderman Donovan, who attended Catholic grade school and high school in Milwaukee. “And today the city’s Catholic schools continue to educate a diverse student population that includes the children of new immigrants, as well as students from all races and socio-economic backgrounds.” “It is truly an honor for me to help recognize our excellent Catholic schools during Catholic Schools Week,” he said. Ald. Bob Donovan (414) 286-3778 2 p.m.
· PSC prehearing conference
610 N.Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2820-WR-106) Application of Kenosha Water Utility, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Municipal Building, 221 E. Cottage Grove Road, Cottage Grove,. 610 N.Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 1390-WR-104) Application of Cottage Grove Water and Sewer Utility, Dane County, Wisconsin, to Revise its Method of Cost Recovery for Providing Public Fire Protection Service 2 p.m.
· Wisconsin Technical College System Board 4622 University Ave., Madison.

January 30
   Fundraisers
· Event for Justice Pat Roggensack
St. John's Northwestern Military Academy Main Hall, 1101 Genesee St., Delafield. Host Levels both include $1000, $500 & $250 Checks made payable to Justice Roggensack for Supreme Court Committee For more information, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or via email at Laura@Graltonconsulting.com. 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Corrections committee hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Corrections informational hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club: GMCC President Zach Brandon
   Other
· Reps. Taylor, Loudenbeck, Sargent symposium on unaccompanied homeless youth
North Hearing Room, State Capitol. All are welcome to attend On Wednesday, January 30th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the North Hearing Room (second floor north wing) we will host a symposium on homeless youth in Wisconsin. The number of homeless youth living by themselves is skyrocketing in Wisconsin. Come hear service providers and advocates discuss this issue and the ramifications of it on our youth and communities. Please contact our offices if you have any questions or would like additional information. With: Rep. Chris Taylor, Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, Rep. Melissa Sargent, and advocates from Madison, Green Bay, Janesville, and Beloit For more information contact: Rep. Taylor: 608-266-5342 Rep. Loudenbeck: 608-266-9967 Rep. Sargent: 608-266-0960 1 p.m.

January 31
   Fundraisers
· Evening with Fitchburg Mayor Shawn Pfaff
Benvenutos Italian Grill, 2949 Triverton Pike Drive, Fitchburg. Suggested donation $50 Make checks payable to: Friends of Shawn Pfaff 5205 Day Lily Pl Fitchburg, WI 53711 Contribute online at: www.shawnpfaff.com 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· AACC Women in Business Luncheon
Milwaukee Yacht Club, 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. The African American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) is hosting its second Women in Business Luncheon, dedicated to supporting and advancing women entrepreneurs and building bridges between businesswomen from all sectors. Entrepreneurial Insights: Daphne A. Jones, President, Glorious Malone's Fine Sausage Guest Speaker: Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch AACC Members $15, Non-Members $30 For more information, call the AACC Office, 414-462-9450 11:30 a.m.
· MMAC Legislative Briefing
   Other
· AG Van Hollen kicks off Wisconsin's 2013 National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest
Brass Community School, 6400 15th Ave., Kenosha.
· City of Milwaukee’s 167th Birthday Party
Grain Exchange, 225 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· Gov. Walker announces WEDC CEO
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will announce the selection of a new Chief Executive Officer for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) at several locations throughout the state. 12:15 p.m. Wittman Regional Airport Basler Flight Service Hangar 801 West 20th Avenue Oshkosh, WI 54902 2:10 p.m. Wausau Downtown Airport Wausau Flying Services Hangar 725 Woods Place Wausau, WI 54476 3:45 p.m. New Richmond Regional Airport Griggs Aviation Hangar 625 West Hangar Road New Richmond, WI 54017 12:15 p.m.

February 1
   Business Events
· Important Pieces of the Employment Law Puzzle seminar
Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield. Please join Reinhart for our complimentary seminar: Important Pieces of the Employment Law Puzzle. Our attorneys will cover the labor law issues and latest developments which may impact you the most in 2013. Reinhart attorneys will be conducting break-out sessions, each with a choice of two topics, and several general sessions. Topics to be Discussed • Important employment law issues for 2013 • Risks of I-9 over documentation • Crisis management in the workplace • The things you are doing that NLRB thinks are illegal • Independent contractors and the IRS • How the Affordable Care Act may impact your company Who Should Attend • Employers • Human Resources Professionals • In-House Legal Counsel Agenda 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 - 8:35 a.m. Welcome & Introductions, Important Employment Law Issues to Watch in 2013 - Christopher P. Banaszak 8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Break Out Sessions Break Out "A"- In the NLRB's Crosshairs: Employment-at-Will, Social Media, Workplace Confidentiality, Workplace Civility, Off-Duty Access to the Workplace and Other Common Handbook Policies - Robert K. Sholl or Break Out "B" - Curbing Your Enthusiasm: The Unexpected Risk of I-9 Overdocumentation - Benjamin T. Kurten 9:40 - 10:25 a.m. Break Out Sessions Break Out "C" - Independent Contractors and the IRS and Other Agencies: Many Tests, Much Room for Missteps - Lynn M. Stathas, Michael G. Goller or Break Out "D" - Crisis Management in the Workplace - David J. Sisson 10:45 - 11:15 a.m. How the Affordable Care Act May Impact Your Company - Gail M. Olsen 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Issues Forum: Questions and Answers on Issues Affecting Your Business - Panel of today's presenters. Registration Please register by Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Seating is limited. We have applied for general CLE credits. Questions? Please contact Nancy Pozgay directly at 414-298-8652. About Our Speakers Christopher P. Banaszak, chair of Reinhart's Labor and Employment Practice, shareholder in the Litigation Practice Michael G. Goller, shareholder and chair of the firm's Tax Practice, also practicing in the Litigation and Business Areas Benjamin T. Kurten, chair of Reinhart's Immigration Law Group, shareholder in Reinhart's Labor and Employment and International Practices Gail M. Olsen, shareholder in Reinhart's Employee Benefits and International Law Practices Robert K. Sholl, shareholder in Reinhart's Labor and Employment and Litigation Practices David J. Sisson, shareholder in Reinhart's Labor and Employment and Litigation Practices Lynn M. Stathas, shareholder in Reinhart's Labor and Employment, Employee Benefits and Litigation Practices About Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. is a full-service, business-oriented law firm with offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Waukesha, Wisconsin; Rockford and Chicago, Illinois; Phoenix, Arizona; and Denver, Colorado. With more than 200 lawyers, the firm serves clients throughout the United States and internationally with a combination of legal advice, industry understanding and superior client service. 7:30 a.m.
· UWM Urban Studies panel discussion
Milwaukee City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. UWM's Urban Studies Program Presents A Panel on Urban Home Ownership and Neighborhood Vitality during the Foreclosure Crisis Exhibition Reception and Panel Discussion Join UWM's Urban Studies Programs for a reception and panel discussion on urban housing, neighborhood vitality and the foreclosure crisis. This event accompanies an exhibition of student work from the HMI sponsored 2012 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures summer field school in Thurston Woods, Milwaukee. The exhibition will be on display in the City Hall Rotunda from January 22, 2013 - February 5, 2013. Panelists Include: Anna-Marie Opgenorth, Executive Director, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. Art Dahlberg, Commissioner, Department of Neighborhood Services, City of Milwaukee Nik Kovac, Third District Alderman, City of Milwaukee William Tisdale, President and CEO, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council Moderator: Dr. Amanda Seligman, Associate Professor of History and Urban Studies, UWM This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Carrie Beranek, Urban Studies office, UWM, 414-229-4751, beranekc@uwm.edu. 6 p.m.
   Other
· Investiture of Milwaukee Co. Judge Rebecca Bradley
Milwaukee County Courthouse, Room 500, 901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee. With: Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Bradley, together with County Executive Chris Abele, United States Court of Appeals Judge Diane Sykes, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Chief Judge Jeffrey A. Kremers, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judges Pedro Colón and M. Joseph Donald, Milwaukee Police Association President Michael Crivello, Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Association President David Seager, and Attorneys James T. Barry, III and Ann Maher. Judge Rebecca Bradley was appointed on November 26, 2012. She took the bench on December 6, 2012. She is currently assigned to the Children’s Court. Contact: Nate Ristow, Campaign Manager, at 414-939-5911 or info@judgerebeccabradley.com. 12 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin award ceremony
Rotunda, State Capitol.

February 2
   Fundraisers
· 2013 Central Wisconsin Lincoln Day Dinner
The Patriot Center, 10101 Market St., Rothschild. Please join the Republican Parties of Clark, Lincoln, Langlade, Marathon, Portage, Shawano, Taylor and Wood counties for the 2013 Central Wisconsin Lincoln Day Dinner 6:00 PM: Chairman’s Reception 7:00 PM: Dinner Cash Bar With Special Guests Governor Scott Walker Congressman Sean Duffy State Senator Jerry Petrowski State Senator Tom Tiffany State Rep. Scott Suder State Rep. Scott Krug State Rep. Mary Williams State Rep. Terry Moulton State Rep. Mary Czaja State Rep. John Spiros RSVP TODAY! Call 715-298-0320 or send an email to lincolndaydinner2013@gmail.com Visit us online at: marathon.wisgop.ingo/LincolnDayDinner 6 p.m.
   Other
· Edgewood College lecture: "Achievement, Journalism, and Today’s Young People"
Anderson Auditorium, Edgewood College, Madison. Simpson Street Free Press Speaker Series: Kaleem Caire Madison, Wis. – Madison’s Simpson Street Free Press and Edgewood College invite Greater Madison to the second in a series of lectures entitled “Achievement, Journalism, and Today’s Young People.” Kaleem Caire, President and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison, will speak at 3:00 pm Saturday, February 2, in Anderson Auditorium on the campus of Edgewood College. Mr. Caire was co-founder and CEO of Next Generation Education Foundation. He has also held executive leadership positions with Target Corporation, Fight for Children of Washington, D.C., and the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO). “Kaleem Caire has ramped-up our civic discourse in the realm of education and student achievement. His brand of innovative thinking will help us find practical, local solutions,” says Simpson Street Free Press executive director Jim Kramer. “This will be much more than just another talk, this will be a presentation people need to hear,” Kramer said. “No local leader has taken on achievement gaps the way Kaleem Caire has,” says Simpson Street managing editor Deidre Green. “We are proud and honored Mr. Caire accepted our invitation to participate in the series.” About Edgewood College Located in Madison, WI, Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, with 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, nursing, and other fields, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit www.edgewood.edu, or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Communications at 608-663-2333. 3 p.m.
· Sen. Tiffany, Rep. Czaja swearing-in ceremonies
1:30 p.m. City Hall, 700 Edison St., Antigo. 3 p.m. Community Room, T.B. Scott Free Library, 106 W. First St., Merrill. State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and State Representative Mary Czaja (R-Irma) will hold an in-district swearing-in ceremony in Antigo’s City Hall Chambers and the T.B. Scott Free Library in Merrill on Saturday, February 2nd. Tiffany and Czaja officially took office during the Inaugural Ceremonies held Monday, January 7th at the State Capitol. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack will administer the oath of office to both Tiffany and Czaja. All local residents and media are encouraged to attend. Tiffany, newly elected to northern Wisconsin’s 12th Senate District, has previously served as state Representative from Antigo’s 35th Assembly District. Czaja, newly elected to the 35th District, is serving her first term. Questions or media inquiries should be directed to Rep. Czaja at rep.czaja@legis.wi.gov or 608-266-7694 or Sen. Tiffany at sen.tiffany@legis.wi.gov or 608-266-2509. 1:30 p.m.

February 4
   Fundraisers
· Kickoff event for Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Rebecca Bradley
Home of Andy Nunemaker, 2221 N. Terrace Ave., Milwaukee. Hosts: Platinum - $2,500 | Gold - $1,000 | Silver - $500 | Bronze - $250 General attendees - $50 per person Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Judge Bradley For more information or to RSVP, please call 414-939-6485 or email judgerebeccabradley@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
· Reception for DPI Superintendent Tony Evers
Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. $25 suggested contribution; all contributions gratefully accepted. Please make checks payable to: Tony Evers for State Superintendent 4:30 p.m.

February 5
   Fundraisers
· 2013 RACC reception
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reception, $250 per person 6:00 p.m. Program Sponsorship Levels: Gold Sponsor-$6000 Admission for 10 to reception Group & Hole Sponsorship at 2013 RACC at the TRAP Golf Outing Silver Sponsor-$3000 Admission for 5 to the reception Bronze Sponsor-$1000 Admission for 2 to the reception PAC accepted Please make checks payable to: Republican Assembly Campaign Committee Please RSVP by January 29th to Melanie Hubbard at 608-279-1275 or mhubbard@wisgop.org 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Melissa Sargent
Francesca’s, 111 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison. As we begin a new fundraising cycle I would be grateful for your continued support with a donation of: $25.00, $50.00, $100.00, $250.00, or even $500.00 to help kick-start my legislative career. Checks should be made out to “Friends of Melissa Sargent” and can be mailed to: 1638 Mayfield Lane, Madison, WI 53704 or you can donate immediately via ActBlue @ https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/28967 All donations are gratefully accepted. 5 p.m.
· Reception for 98th AD candidate Adam Neylon
Thunder Bay Grille, N14 W24130 Tower Place, Waukesha. Featuring Special Guest Speaker Pro Tem Bill Kramer. Host Committee: Platinum $500 Gold $250 Silver: $100 Suggested contribution of $50. Checks made payable to "Adam Neylon for Assembly" For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Adamforthe98th@gmail.com or call (262) 744-1381. RSVP not required. 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Agriculture executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Agriculture public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection informational hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on State and Local Finance executive session
· Assembly Committee on State and Local Finance public hearing
· Assembly Committee on Workforce Development informational hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development and Local Government executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development and Local Government public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Dr. Nelson Neumann
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Dr. Nelson Neumann is the director of Pastoral da Crianca, a non-governmental organization (NGO) headquartered in Brazil that is focused primarily on the healthcare and nutritional needs of mothers and children. The Pastoral uses a sophisticated network of volunteers and community leaders to serve millions of poor families in Brazil and Latin America, and is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the world. Dr. Neumann will discuss the Pastoral as an example of social innovation. 12 p.m.
   Other
· On the Issues: Father Richard Frechette, 2012 Opus Prize winner
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· WEDC, Whitewater Community Development press conference
Whitewater University Technology Park, Innovation Center, 1221 Innovation Drive, Whitewater. WEDC and Whitewater Community Development Authority to boost entrepreneurs Partnerships will provide early stage capital to area entrepreneurs On Tuesday, Governor Scott Walker will announce a partnership between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Whitewater Community Development Authority to provide early stage capital to area entrepreneurs. WEDC CEO Reed Hall, WEDC Vice President Lisa Johnson, UW-Whitewater Chancellor Richard Telfer and City of Whitewater Manager Cameron Clapper are also scheduled to speak. The first grant recipients will be announced. 10:15 a.m.
· Wisconsin Counties Association Legislative Exchange
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.
· Wisconsin Women’s Network “Women on Topic” Brown Bag
WWN Conference Room, 612 W. Main St., Suite 200, Madison.

February 6
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
Johnny's Half Shell, 400 N. Capitol St. NW, Washington, D.C. Join us for a welcome back breakfast in DC for Congresswoman Gwen Moore, WI-4 Committee on Financial Services; Committee on the Budget Sponsorship Levels: $2,500 PAC Host $1,000 PAC Guest / Individual Host $250 Individual Guest for more information, please contact Chris Trull at 337-377-5857 (cell) / 202-741-7213 (office) or chris@christrullfundraising.com Make contributions payable to Moore for Congress PO Box 16646, Milwaukee, WI 53216 FEC ID# C00397505 8:30 a.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club: J.R. Sims of 100 Black Men of Madison Inc.
Inn on the Park, Madison.
   Other
· DPI Superintendent Evers celebrates Digital Learning Day Hartland School of Community Learning and Hartland South Elementary School, 651 E. Imperial Drive, Hartland.
· Milwaukee Bar Association circuit court forum
Milwaukee Bar Association, 424 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. JUDICIAL CANDIDATES TO MEET IN MILWAUKEE BAR ASSOCIATION FORUMS FORUMS TO FEATURE WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT AND MILWAUKEE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CANDIDATES Milwaukee, WI –January 23, 2013 The Milwaukee Bar Association will host two judicial forums, one for the candidates seeking election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the other for the candidates seeking election to Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 45. The forums are open to MBA members and the general public. All candidates have been invited to participate in the moderated forums and the format for both forums will allow for audience questions submitted to the moderators. “It is the mission of the Milwaukee Bar Association to increase public awareness of the crucial role the law plays in the lives of the people of Milwaukee County,” says James D. Temmer, Executive Director of the MBA. “This forum provides an opportunity for our members and Milwaukee County residents to familiarize themselves with the judicial candidates and to be informed voters when they go to the polls for the primary on February 19.” Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 45 candidates: Rebecca Bradley, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 45 (incumbent) Janet Protasiewicz, Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Gil Urfer, Nistler Law Office About the Milwaukee Bar Association Established in 1858, the Milwaukee Bar Association is the fifth oldest bar association in the country. The MBA aids in the administration of justice, promotes high standards of learning and professional conduct, provides opportunities for law-related community service and fosters collegiality within the legal community. For more information, visit www.milwbar.org. Contact information Katy Borowski 414-276-5933 kborowski@milwbar.org 12 p.m.
· PSC prehearing conference
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6690-CE-198) Application of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation for its Electric Distribution System Modernization and Reliability Project 10 a.m.
· Rep. Vos announces Speaker’s Task Force on Mental Health
211 West, State Capitol. Madison…Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) will be joined by Rep. Erik Severson (R-Star Prairie) and Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Shorewood) to announce a Speaker’s Task Force on Mental Health. Contact: Speaker Robin Vos (608) 266-3387 1 p.m.
· SPARC judicial candidate forum
Sun Prairie Public Library, Community Room, 1350 Linnerud Drive, Sun Prairie. Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition (SPARC) looks forward to a lively conversation at its community forum with candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court and Dane County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Community Room of the Sun Prairie Public Library, 1350 Linnerud, Sun Prairie, WI 53590. The event will be moderated by journalist John Nichols, associate editor for the Capital Times and national political correspondent for The Nation. Confirmed candidates include Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Marquette University Law Professor, Attorney Edward Fallone and Attorney Vince Megna, and Dane County Circuit Court, Branch 16 candidates Attorney Rhonda Lanford and Judge Rebecca St. John. Incumbent Supreme Court Justice Patricia Roggensack declined SPARC’s invitation to attend the forum, citing scheduling conflicts, and was offered the opportunity to respond in writing to the questions provided the other candidates. She has not yet replied to that invitation. Three candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court face off in a primary on Feb. 19, and the two candidates with the most votes will appear on the April 2, 2013 general election ballot. The race is being hailed as one of the most important judicial elections in Wisconsin history, and SPARC hopes local voters will attend to learn more about those running for office. Attendees will also have opportunity to talk to candidates for Dane County Circuit Court, Branch 16. The event will begin with reflections on the significance of these races by moderator John Nichols of Capital Times, followed by brief introductions from the candidates. The candidates will then answer questions prepared in advance by SPARC, and address questions and concerns by others in the audience. The event is free and open to the public. Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition is a grassroots community organization dedicated to promoting civic engagement and progressive local action. For more information, visit SPARC’s website: SunPrairieAction.org or contact Heather DuBois Bourenane at SunPrairieAction@gmail.com or (608) 825-2518. 6 p.m.
· St. Croix, Dunn, Pierce, Polk EDCs & chambers Legislative Day in Madison
Citizens & Businesses Highlight Issues for St. Croix, Dunn, Pierce & Polk Counties The Economic Development Corporations (EDCs) and Chambers from St. Croix, Dunn, Pierce, Polk counties will travel to Madison on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 to advocate legislative priorities for the Greater St. Croix Valley. The event is free and is open to citizens, businesses, and business groups who are willing to travel to and from Madison to meet key legislators, committee chairs, cabinet secretaries, and policy advisors. Citizen advocacy events are popular ways to engage citizens and businesses in grassroots activism. Annual legislative trips to Madison serve multiple purposes, including awareness building for the Greater St. Croix Valley and advocating 5-6 legislative priorities in hopes they will be approved or moved up the calendar. La Crosse, Superior, and the Chippewa Valley have set aside a day (or days) to travel to Madison with their respective legislative issues. A preliminary agenda calls for the Greater St. Croix Valley group to arrive in Madison by 11 a.m. for an orientation on the issues. Legislative appointments in groups of two or three people run throughout the afternoon. By 4 p.m. the event concludes and participants can depart for home. For additional information and to RSVP participant, please contact St. Croix EDC at (715) 381-4383 or email jacki@stcroixedc.com. 11 a.m.
· UW-Whitewater coffee event
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Please join UW-Whitewater Chancellor Richard Telfer for morning coffee UW-Whitewater Alumni Co-hosts Senator Timothy Cullen ’66 Senator Neal Kedzie ’78 Representative Robert Hutton ’90 Representative Samantha Kerkman ’96 Representative Bill Kramer ’87 Representative Mike Kuglitsch ’83 Representative Howard Marklein ’76 Representative Stephen Nass ’78 MSE ’90 Assembly Speaker Robin Vos ’91 Reply requested by January 25 Keri Schroeder schroedk@uww.edu 262-472-1187 9 a.m.
· WEDA Legislative Day
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Wisconsin Counties Association Legislative Exchange
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.

February 7
   Fundraisers
· Meet and greet with Judge Rebecca St. John
Home of Therese Gulbransen, 2666 Research Park Drive, Fitchburg. Hosted by: Theresa Gulbransen Suggested donation $30; All donations gratefully accepted 5 p.m.
· Milwaukee area re-election kick-off reception for Justice Pat Roggensack
The University Club, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Host Levels: $2500, $1000, $500 and $250. Supporter: $100. Checks made payable to Justice Roggensack for Supreme Court Committee RSVP or Questions to: Mary Stitt : 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Housing and Real Estate informational hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Rules executive session
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Education executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Education informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Education public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· UW Board of Regents
1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Business Events
· Governor's Conference on Economic Development
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· MMAC Expert Series
· MWTA, MMAC: Doing Business in Africa
· WPUI: "Water sustainability in a changing world"
DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison. Wisconsin Public Utility Institute A Water 'Opportunity Knocks' Program A ROY F. WESTON DISTINGUISHED LECTURE BY Professor Jerald Schnoor, NAE Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research University of Iowa Reception to be held immediately afterwards in WID's Town Center RSVP to allez@wisc.edu by February 1 Water is a vital renewable resource for society which is increasingly stressed by multiple demands for water supply, agriculture, industry, recreation, and ecosystem needs. Changes in water supply and demands for water are driven by population growth, climate and land use change, and our energy choices (such as biofuels, oil sands, and shale gas). In this talk, Dr. Schnoor will discuss the drivers affecting water sustainability and potential solutions including: adapting to a changing water world, direct and indirect potable water reuse, resilient water infrastructure, and more holistic management of the water cycle. Traditionally, management of the water cycle has been fragmented-for example, groundwater is treated separately from surface water, and standards for effluent discharge are often disconnected from quality required at downstream water intakes. Development of integrated research and management of water resources has been frequently stated as a goal, but knowledge gaps make this difficult to achieve. This lecture also describes research at Clear Creek watershed (270 km2), a tributary of the Iowa River in eastern Iowa, to create an environmental observing facility and intelligent digital watershed (IDW) for better water management and prediction. 4 p.m.
   Other
· Milwaukee Bar Association Supreme Court forum
Milwaukee Bar Association, 424 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. JUDICIAL CANDIDATES TO MEET IN MILWAUKEE BAR ASSOCIATION FORUMS FORUMS TO FEATURE WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT AND MILWAUKEE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CANDIDATES Milwaukee, WI –January 23, 2013 The Milwaukee Bar Association will host two judicial forums, one for the candidates seeking election to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the other for the candidates seeking election to Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 45. The forums are open to MBA members and the general public. All candidates have been invited to participate in the moderated forums and the format for both forums will allow for audience questions submitted to the moderators. “It is the mission of the Milwaukee Bar Association to increase public awareness of the crucial role the law plays in the lives of the people of Milwaukee County,” says James D. Temmer, Executive Director of the MBA. “This forum provides an opportunity for our members and Milwaukee County residents to familiarize themselves with the judicial candidates and to be informed voters when they go to the polls for the primary on February 19.” Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates: Ed Fallone, Marquette University Law School/Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan Vince Megna, Aiken & Scoptur Pat Roggensack, Wisconsin Supreme Court (incumbent) About the Milwaukee Bar Association Established in 1858, the Milwaukee Bar Association is the fifth oldest bar association in the country. The MBA aids in the administration of justice, promotes high standards of learning and professional conduct, provides opportunities for law-related community service and fosters collegiality within the legal community. For more information, visit www.milwbar.org. Contact information Katy Borowski 414-276-5933 kborowski@milwbar.org 12:15 p.m.
· On the Issues: Marguerite “Maggy” Barankitse, 2008 Opus Prize winner
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University, Milwaukee.
· PSC telephone hearing
Nekoosa Municipal Building, 951 Market St., Nekoosa. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 4050-WR-102) Application of Nekoosa Municipal Water Utility, Wood County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· RNC Co-chair Sharon Day news conference
La Crosse Club, 250 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. La Crosse, Wis. – Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day will be in town tomorrow, Feb. 7 to speak with Republicans and members of the media in the La Crosse area. The event is sponsored by the La Crosse County Republican Women. Contact: Sue Lynch 608-792-5131 Kells52@aol.com Ellie St. John 608-792-9595 Stjohn1027@aol.com Julian Bradley 608-385-9685 mjulianbradley@gmail.com 4:30 p.m.
· Sen. Larson “Middle Class Values Tour”
Wausau Middle Class Values Tour Town Hall Hearing, Center for Civic Engagement Theater, 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau. Citizen input sought as 2013-14 legislative session begins MADISON -- Sen. Democratic Leader Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) will be joining other legislators from across Wisconsin for public town hall hearings in La Crosse, Chippewa Falls and Wausau as part of a statewide “Middle Class Values Tour.” The hearings this week will provide local residents an opportunity to speak directly to area legislators regarding the upcoming budget proposal and other state legislative priorities. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this hearing and share their thoughts. Area legislators, local elected officials, and other distinguished guests will be present to listen and join in the conversation. Contact: Gillian Morris 608-266-7505 5 p.m.

February 8
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Business Events
· Governor's Conference on Economic Development
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

February 9
   Other
· Sen. Jauch, Rep. Bewley host mining bills listening session
AmericInn, 3009 Lake Shore Drive E., Ashland. February 9th Listening Session will include discussion of both SB1 and Senator Cullen Proposal MADISON-Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) and Representative Janet Bewley (D-Ashland) announced today that they will be holding a public listening session at the AmericInn in Ashland on Saturday, February 9th beginning at 9:00 a.m. The event is open to the public and the discussion will focus on the two recently introduced mining bills, SB1/AB1, authored by Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) and LRB 0821, authored by Senator Tim Cullen (D-Janesville). “Rep. Bewley and I have asked Senator Tiffany and his Assembly counterpart, Rep. Williams, to reconsider their decision to not hold a hearing in Northern Wisconsin on this new mining legislation and to date there has been no response. The only option remaining to ensure that the citizens of the North who were deliberately excluded from the process have their voices heard is to hold this listening session instead,” said Jauch. The Northern Lawmakers stressed that this listening session will not be a partisan event. Their goal is to provide a more open and thoughtful process than Wednesday’s hearing. “This will not be a Democratic listening session or Republican listening session. It is an opportunity for citizens on all sides of the issue to be heard in a respectful manner, unlike the embarrassing manner in which the hearing on Wednesday was conducted,” said Bewley. The legislators indicated that the listening session will help make the issue more accessible to citizens who live in the area of the proposed mine. “The committee chairs could have held a hearing somewhere in central Wisconsin to make it equally accessible for citizens from around the state to attend, but they didn’t. Someone living in Ashland or Iron Counties had to drive 11 hours round trip for the chance to offer two minutes in testimony on a bill that will directly impact their community,” noted Jauch. “Instead they chose to make the hearing convenient for their friends in Southeastern Wisconsin, going so far as to reserve a room for the conservative political group Americans For Prosperity to work from during the hearing, a reservation that was placed a full 3 days before the committee chairs announced the hearing to the public.” The event will be open to the public and all legislators are invited to attend. Senator Cullen, Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center), and Representative Nick Milroy (D-Superior) have already indicated they will participate and Jauch expects more legislators to announce plans to join them in the coming days. Contact: Rep. Janet Bewley 608-266-7690 Sen. Bob Jauch 608-266-3510 9 a.m.

February 10
   Fundraisers
· Meet and greet with Judge Rebecca St. John
Home of Sara and Aaron Larson, 213 Yarrow Hill Drive, Cottage Grove. Suggested donation $25; All donations gratefully accepted 3 p.m.

February 11
   Fundraisers
· Cocktail reception in support of Sen. Alberta Darling
The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Please join us for a kick-off to 2013 at a cocktail reception in support of Senator Alberta Darling With our special guest Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Levels of support: $1000. Event Chair $500. Event Vice-Chair $250. Host $100. Per Person/Supporter * Event Chairs, Vice Chairs and Hosts will be recognized on site Please make checks payable to: Friends of Alberta Darling Please RSVP to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or via email at marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Urfer for Judge
Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 45 with special guest John Chisholm, Milwaukee County District Attorney Host: $500 Sponsor: $250 Suggested Contribution: $100 All contributions gratefully accepted. Donate online or send checks to: Urfer for Judge 5027 W North Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53208 For more information, please contact Jason Rae at jason@urferforjudge.com or 414-502-8715. 5 p.m.
   Other
· AG Van Hollen addresses Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells.
· DPI Superintendent Evers visits northwestern Wisconsin CTE programs

February 12
   Fundraisers
· DemTEAM Mardi Gras party
The Wicked Hop, Jackalope Lounj, 345 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. Please join Democrats in Milwaukee County for our annual DemTEAM "Mardi Gras Party" on Fat Tuesday, February 12th to support and celebrate DemTEAM: Democratic Training for Elections and Action in Milwaukee DemTEAM advances Democratic values by building a stronger, more strategic and well-connected network of Democratic activists, volunteers, campaign staff and candidates in Milwaukee County Become a Host by recruiting 5 Sponsors $500 Parade Sponsor $250 Float Sponsor $100 Beads Sponsor $50 Party Hat Attendee $25 Basic Attendee *if limited income, or for donations to go towards your membership-- let us know* RSVP by 2/9/13 to events@milwaukeedems.org or call 646 234 1777 with questions or to sponsor buy your ticket online: ActBue.com/dpmc_MardiGras_13 Join us to celebrate and continue our strong local Democratic Party! 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraising reception for Tony Staskunas
Club Paragon, 3578 S. 108th St., Greenfield. Candidate for Milwaukee County Supervisor No suggested minimum provided. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a contribution, please send checks to Friends of Staskunas, 2010 S. 103rd Court, West Allis, WI 53227 4:30 p.m.
· Meet and greet with Judge Rebecca St. John
2202 Regent St., Madison. Hosted by: Kate Desmond Lloyd and Aaron O'Neil Suggested donation $25; All donations gratefully accepted 5 p.m.
· Reception to support State Superintendent Tony Evers
Great Dane Pub, 2305 Sherman St., Wausau. Please join Mark Bradley, Former State Rep. Donna Seidel, Don and Mary Stevens and State Rep. Mandy Wright at a reception to support State Superintendent Tony Evers Suggested contribution $50 all donations gratefully accepted https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/wausauevers Sponsorships are available, call Ashley Viste at 920-493-3213 ashley@tonyevers.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Session Assembly Chamber, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· MITA seminar: Managing Your Global Brand
Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton. Branding is all about creating a place of distinction in your consumer's mind for your product. Effectively leveraging your brand strengths can help you establish competitive differentiation and customer loyalty. But establishing and maintaining brand identity internationally is complicated by multiple cultures, languages, marketing norms and competitive environments. Attend the February 12th event and explore fundamental international brand concepts that will: Help you evaluate your current brand Identify ways to strengthen and improve your brand, domestically and internationally Develop plans and tactics for implementing your brand in other markets Align your operations so that all employees are promoting and supporting your brand internationally Learn from a Wisconsin company that is a master at branding, Trek. Eric Bjorling will speak about Trek's experience taking their brand into international markets and share best practices for maintaining brand indentity while effectively adapting to international market needs. Dr. Moses Altsech is the Marketing Department Chair at the Edgewood College MBA Program and President of Executive Training and Consulting. He will share his expertise on international brand development, strategies for adapting to market demands while stayuing true to your company's image in addition to sharing case studies from several successful global companies. AGENDA: 11:30 AM – 12::00 PM –-Registration and Networking 12:00 PM – 12:30 AM - Lunch and Opening RemarksPresentations 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM - Presentations 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM - Q & A and Closing Remarks Special Price for MITA Members: MITA Members can attend for discounted price of only $25. Non-members can attend for $40. 11:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin Green Building Alliance: Cloud-Based Building Monitoring and Controls
· WMC seminar: Wisconsin health care
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· MCFR presents "Islamic Constitutionalism for the 21st Century"
University Club, 803 State St., Madison. "Islamic Constitutionalism for the 21st Century: Not Theocratic. Not Secular. Not Impossible." Professor Asifa Quraishi-Landes University of Wisconsin Law School 2009 Carnegie Scholar, 2012 Guggenheim Fellow Professor Asifa Quraishi-Landes of the University of Wisconsin Law School will be speaking to the group. Currently, she is working on a Guggenheim-supported project to articulate a new constitutional framework for Muslim majority countries that will answer both the Muslim impulse for a sharia-based government, as well as secular concerns that a non-theocratic system is important in order to respect human and civil rights. Quraishi-Landes specializes in comparative Islamic and U.S.constitutional law, with a current focus on modern Islamic constitutional theory. She is a 2009 Carnegie Scholar and 2012 Guggenheim Fellow. Agenda: 5:30 pm - Doors open for registration and hors d'oeuvres 6:00 pm - Presentation and Q&A 7:00-7:45 pm - Discussion and networking, hors d'oeuvres To Register: MCFR.info 6 p.m.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Bad River Tribe Chairman Michael Wiggins Jr
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Members of Wisconsin's Chippewa tribes continue to urge people to take action to stop a proposed iron mine as they describe how iron mining would irreversibly damage the waterways of northern Wisconsin and the Great Lakes. Chairman Michael Wiggins, Jr. of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is one of the most outspoken critics of iron ore mining. The Bad River Tribe opposes the mining legislation introduced last year citing concerns including water quality and safety. Please join us as Chairman Wiggins shares his Tribe's concerns about the safety of our drinking water. 12 p.m.
· MPC Behind the Headlines: Whose Lake Front is it?
Foley & Lardner LLP, 40th floor conference room, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· PSC telephone hearing
Hawkins Community Center, 509 Main St., Hawkins. 610 N.Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2490-WR-101) Application of Hawkins Municipal Water and Sewer Utility, Rusk County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· State of the Union address

February 13
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Perez for Alderman
The Wicked Hop, 345 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. Please join Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Common Council President Willie Hines in supporting Alderman José Pérez Host: $400 | Sponsor: $250 | Friend: $100 Suggested Contribution $50 ~ Contributions in any amount gratefully accepted Donate online or make checks payable to: Friends of José Pérez, 5027 W North Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53208 To RSVP or for questions, please contact the campaign at: joseperezforalderman@gmail.com. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Mandy Wright
Argus Bar, E. Main St., Madison. 5:30 p.m.
· WWIG “Lift Your Spirits” event
Yahara Distillery, 3118 Kingsley Way, Madison. Feb. 13th Event to Feature Networking, Appetizers, Spirit Sampling, Live Music and a Raffle & Silent Auction MADISON – Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) is hosting a networking and fundraising event this Wednesday, February 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Yahara Distillery in Madison. The event will feature an evening of networking, spirit sampling, a raffle and silent auction, and music by Jazz Funk Trio, Genghis and the Con Men. All proceeds will go to support WWIG’s 2013 scholarships for the Bonnie Reese legislative internship and the Badger Girl’s State Governor’s scholarship. Tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased online by clicking here. Tickets include a limited edition WWIG signature cocktail, as well as appetizers provided by Liliana’s Restaurant and Carr Valley Cheese. The first 50 attendees will also receive a “swag bag” provided by Kneaded Relief Day Spa & Wellness. Wisconsin Women in Government was founded in 1987 to celebrate and support the talented women who choose a career in government service. Through the generous support of our sponsors, WWIG awards scholarships to women pursuing undergraduate and post-graduate study at Wisconsin institutions of higher education. Over the past 26 years, WWIG has awarded a number of other scholarships to women pursuing careers in government, including the La Follette Graduate Seminar program, the Bonnie Reese legislative internship, Badger Girls State, and other programs. Contact: Laura Smith, (715) 252-0016 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions informational hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing informational hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Joint Legislative Council
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges informational hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· WMC: Business Day in Madison
   Other
· 2013 Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency legislative breakfast Inn on the Park, 2 S. Carroll St., Madison.
· AG Van Hollen addresses Badger State Sheriff’s Association
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.
· Fox Valley ACLU forum on legalizing marijuana
Oshkosh Public Library, Meeting rooms A and B, 106 Washington Ave., Oshkosh. A forum on legalizing marijuana is being presented by the Fox Valley ACLU and moderated by Stephen Richards, a criminal justice professor. A discussion panel will include: HARIPRASAD S. TRIVEDI, M.D., D.M. Kirk W. Everson, Wisconsin Criminal Defense Attorney Jim Gierach, former Chicago prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office and Director with Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Jay Selthofner, Cannabis Consultant with THC Indicastries and NORML Director Richard Martin, Executive Director with Northern Wisconsin NORML All are welcome to attend. The event is open to the public and there is no admission. This forum is being sponsored and funded through donations by the Fox Valley Chapter of the ACLU, TaxThis.org and Selthofner Consulting. Please do not hesitate to contact the Caley with the Fox Valley ACLU at 920-470-6800 or Jay Selthofner 920-410-2920 for more information. 6:30 p.m.
· GAB public meeting
State Central Services Building, 202 S. Thornton Ave., Madison.
· Gov. Walker announces domestic violence budget initiatives
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will hold several press conferences focused on the domestic violence budget initiatives at several locations throughout the state. 9:50 a.m. Sojourner Family Peace Center Germania Building – Second Floor 135 W. Wells St. Milwaukee. 12:30 p.m. Domestic Abuse Intervention Service Madison. 9:50 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Luck Village Hall, 401 S. Main St., Luck. 610 N.Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 3220-WR-104) Application of Luck Municipal Water Utility, Polk County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Search and Screen Committee
W. R. Davies Student Center, Room 311, UW-Eau Claire.

February 14
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Veterans informational hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Ways and Means informational hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Ways and Means public meeting
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health and Human Services informational hearing
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health and Human Services public hearing
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Wisconsin Election Administration Council
   Business Events
· WIN Milwaukee
   Other
· AT&T, DVA veterans event
400 Northeast, State Capitol. Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers to Join AT&T to Host ‘It’s a Great Day to Love a Veteran’ Event Legislators, Veterans Affairs Secretary Scocos to Join AT&T in Recording Video Messages for Veterans and Hosting Cell Phones for Soldiers Collection Drive MADISON, Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – A bipartisan group of lawmakers will join AT&T Wisconsin State President Scott VanderSanden and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos in hosting a special “It’s a Great Day to Love a Veteran” event at the State Capitol. The event will take place on Thursday, February 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 400 NE of the Capitol. All legislators and their staff are invited to attend the event and tape a special video message to support and thank our country’s veterans as part of AT&T’s “Love a Vet” project. AT&T launched the ongoing project last Veterans Day to honor the service and sacrifices of our veterans. Veterans will be able to view the videos on the “Love a Vet” Youtube playlist at www.att.com/loveavet. Attendees are also encouraged to drop off their old cell phones at the event in support of Cell Phones for Soldiers. The charity uses recycling proceeds to buy and send free phone cards to military members overseas. The legislative hosts are Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford), Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha), Senator Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa), and Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona). NOTE: A news conference with all four legislators and Veterans Affairs Secretary Scocos will be held at 9:30 a.m. in Room 400 NE. Local veterans will also attend. Who: Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) Senator Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) AT&T Wisconsin State President Scott VanderSanden Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos Local veterans For more information, contact: Jessica Erickson, AT&T Wisconsin 608-282-7870 jessica.erickson@att.com 9:30 a.m.
· DPI Superintendent Evers visits southeastern Wisconsin CTE programs
· DWD Secretary Newson addresses Bradley Tech High School
700 S. 4th St., Milwaukee. Secretary Newson to Address Bradley Tech High School Students, Latest in Greater Milwaukee Committee My Life! My Plan! Mentoring Series MADISON – As part of the My Life! My Plan! mentoring series, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson will address Bradley Tech High School students at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013, in the library of the school located at 700 S. Fourth Street in Milwaukee. My Life! My Plan! Is a Greater Milwaukee Committee initiative to empower youth by providing them and their families access to resources, enabling them to make informed decisions about career opportunities. As part of the effort, students learn from career mentors and their experiences. DWD provided $30,000 in funding late last year to expand My Life! My Plan! workshops to serve additional students in the Milwaukee area. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 8:30 a.m.
· ICWJ Faith-Labor Breakfast
Holy Wisdom Monestary, 4200 Co. Highway M, Middleton.
· Public Service Commission Amnicon Falls Hearing Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Wisconsin Jobs Now rally
Aurora Sinai, 11th and State, Milwaukee. As Gov. Walker rejects $12 billion from federal government… Uninsured Residents Outraged by Gov. Walker’s Refusal of Federal Funds Plan Thursday Rally with Rep. Jon Richards MILWAUKEE – Incensed by Governor Walker’s choice to say no to $12 billion in federal funding to expand BadgerCare and insure over 200,000 Wisconsinites, those on the BadgerCare waitlist, faith leaders, and activists will rally Thursday with Rep. Jon Richards to express their outrage over his decision. By rejecting $12 billion in federal funding to expand BadgerCare, Gov. Walker is denying healthcare to people like Ronald Cosey, Milwaukee, who has multiple family health crises and plans to speak at the event. Cosey is number 121,060 on the BadgerCare waiting list, which now tops 140,000 people who would have received healthcare coverage if Gov. Walker accepted the federal funds. Walker’s refusal guarantees that thousands of low-income adults in Wisconsin will slip through the cracks and remain uninsured. The rally marks the start of activist pushback against the governor’s decision. Events are slated statewide with rallies in Wausau, Madison, and Racine throughout the day. CONTACT: Janet Veum 414-630-5369 11 a.m.
· Wisconsin Jobs Now rally
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. As Gov. Walker rejects $12 billion from federal government… Uninsured Residents Outraged by Gov. Walker’s Refusal of Federal Funds Plan Thursday Rally with Rep. Cory Mason MADISON – Incensed by Governor Walker’s choice to say no to $12 billion in federal funding to expand BadgerCare and insure over 200,000 Wisconsinites, those on the BadgerCare waitlist, faith leaders, and activists will rally Thursday with Rep. Cory Mason to express their outrage over his decision. By rejecting $12 billion in federal funding to expand BadgerCare, Gov. Walker is denying healthcare to people like Grace Kuenin, Racine, who has multiple family health crises and plans to speak at the event. Walker’s refusal guarantees that thousands of low-income adults in Wisconsin will slip through the cracks and remain uninsured. Gretchen Gilham, La Crosse, another one of thousands denied healthcare security and peace of mind by Gov. Walker’s refusal, also plans to speak at the event. The rally marks the start of activist pushback against the governor’s decision. Events are slated statewide with rallies in Wausau, Milwaukee, and Racine throughout the day. CONTACT: Janet Veum 414-630-5369 12 p.m.

February 15
   Business Events
· MMAC: The Reconstruction of the Zoo Interchange
   Other
· DVA Veterans Benefits Expo
Ho-Chunk Casino, Wisconsin Dells. MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA), in cooperation with Ho-Chunk Casino – Wisconsin Dells, American Legion Auxiliary, United Women Veterans, and the American Red Cross, will host a veterans benefit expo on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Wisconsin Dells Ho-Chunk Casino. All veterans, their families and friends are invited to attend the event from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the main atrium and ball rooms A, B, H & I. There will be information from the state, federal, and local level from agencies that offer benefits to veterans. Among those presenting information will be Wisconsin county veterans service officers, representatives from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and the WDVA. Doors open at noon, with an opening ceremony at 1:00 p.m. featuring country music artist Ricky Lee performing the national anthem. There will also be veteran-owned business offering their products, as well as silent auction items. There will be a benefit concert from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m with Ricky Lee – 100% of proceeds will go to the American Legion Auxiliary program, “Connections,” which benefits homeless Wisconsin women veterans. For more information visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5320409488 Contact: Carla Vigue, (608) 266-0517 carla.vigue@dva.wisconsin.gov 12 p.m.
· Gov. Walker announces transportation budget initiatives
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will hold several press conferences on transportation budget initiatives at several locations throughout the state. 8:55 a.m. Local 139 of International Union of Operating Engineers Main Office District A Downstairs Meeting Room N27 W23233 Roundy Drive Pewaukee 11:05 a.m. WisDOT Northeast Regional Office Garage Area 944 Vanderperren Way Green Bay 1:15 p.m. Seneca Foods Warehouse 801 Sauk Avenue Baraboo 8:55 a.m.
· Gov. Walker keynotes Milwaukee Co. GOP Lincoln Day Dinner
American Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. MADISON, WI- Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will attend the Republican Party of Milwaukee County’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner as the keynote speaker. CONTACT: NICOLE TIEMAN 262.349.1019 7 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Lincoln Town Hall, W20774 State Road 121, Whitehall. 610 N.Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 3136-WR-101) Application of Lincoln Sanitary District #1 Utility, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.

February 16
   Business Events
· 11th Annual African-American Labor and Community Summit
Laborer’s Local 113 Hall, 6310 W. Appleton Ave., Milwaukee. Presented by the A. Philip Randolph Institute-Milwaukee Chapter and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists On Saturday, February 16 at 12:00 p.m. the Milwaukee Chapters of the A. Philip Randolph Institute and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists will host the 11th Annual African-American Labor Leadership & Community Summit. The focus of this year’s Summit will be to identify policy positions for African-Americans and other working families on the issue of job creation. The event aims to develop and launch a collaborative agenda on African-American job creation strategies to be presented to both state and local government for implementation by January 1, 2014. The format for this year’s event will consist of a panel and audience discussion on the “State of Working Wisconsin” in specific regards to the African-American community. The panel will consist of Professor James H. Peoples, UW-Milwaukee Economics; Laura Dresser, Associate Director of the Center on Wisconsin Strategy; and Fred Redmond, United Steel Workers International Vice President of Human Affairs. Contact: Karen Hickey, 414-573-7579 12 p.m.
   Other
· Madison Civics Club: Sports journalist Christine Brennan
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· We Are Milwaukee campaign launch 5130 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.

February 17
   Fundraisers
· Meet and greet with Judge Rebecca St. John
Home of Denise Duranczyk, 324 Sherman St., Madison. Hosted by: Denise Duranczyk Frank and Shelia Sullivan All donations gratefully accepted 1 p.m.

February 18
   Fundraisers
· Event for Rep. John Nygren
Madison’s, 119 N. King St., Madison. $500 to host, $250 to attend Make checks payable to "Taxpayers for Nygren" RSVP to Elect@VoteJohnNygren.com Please note that no PAC money or personal contributions from registered lobbyists will be accepted Paid for by Taxpayers for Nygren, PO Box 552, Marinette WI 54143 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Amy Sue Vruwink
Brocach Irish Pub, 7. W. Main St., Madison. Questions, sponsorship or RSVP to Joel Gratz at joelg@wisdems.org, 608-258-9225 Contributions to: Friends of Vruwink, P.O. Box 124, Blenker, WI 54415 or online at: https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraiser/16019?election=30059 5 p.m.
· Reception honoring Justice Pat Roggensack
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Host levels are $1000/$500 and $250. All PAC, Conduit and Personal money is accepted. Checks made payable to Justice Roggensack for Supreme Court Committee For more information, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or via email at Laura@Graltonconsulting.com. 5:30 p.m.
· Reception in honor of Rep. Evan Goyke
Hotel Metro, 411 E. Mason St., Milwaukee. All individual contributions are welcome. The Goyke for Assembly Committee is proud to announce that Evan will be introduced for some brief comments at 6:15 p.m. State Representative Evan Goyke has started the legislative session with the following committee assignments: Assembly Committee on the Judiciary Assembly Committee on Agriculture Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice Assembly Committee on Veterans Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties Evan is focused on working to reduce Wisconsin's prison population, protecting access to justice for all, aggressively promoting Milwaukee's urban agriculture and healthy food movements and working tirelessly to improve the problems facing homeless and unemployed veterans. To RSVP please email JASeiser@aol.com or call 414-418-1768 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Health and Human Services executive session
   Other
· Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin press conference 330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· UW-Madison Chancellor Search and Screen Committee
260 Bascom Hall, UW-Madison.
· Wisconsin Association for Justice film screening
411 South, State Capitol. HBO documentary “Hot Coffee” Showing at the Capitol, February 18, 2013 The award-winning HBO documentary “Hot Coffee” – a film about the 1992 McDonald’s coffee case and the coordinated corporate attacks on our civil justice system – will be shown free of charge at 1:30 p.m., Monday, February 18th in room 411 South, at the Wisconsin State Capitol. “Hot Coffee” deconstructs a myth created by a long-term public relations campaign from corporate America that was built around a jury award in one court case: Stella Liebeck versus McDonalds. The film explains that the facts of the case are not what the so-called tort “reform” movement led you to believe. The deception they have created has served to damage our civil justice system and erase the rights of many injured consumers. In addition to Stella Liebeck versus McDonalds, three other personal stories – dealing with caps on jury awards, arbitration, and judicial elections – highlight those who stand up to corporate attempts to undermine the justice system. The documentary “Hot Coffee” is a must see film for anyone interested in how carefully orchestrated public relations campaigns by corporate America have distorted the truth about the civil justice system. Admission to the film is free of charge, and is open to all legislators, their staff and members of the media. After seeing this film, you can decide who really profited from spilling hot coffee – Ms. Liebeck or corporate America? The Mission of the Wisconsin Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system - one that ensures justice for all, not just a privileged few. Contact: Jason Acord (608) 257-5741 1:30 p.m.

February 19
· Spring primary
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Janis Ringhand
Evansville VFW, 179 E Main St., Evansville. Host: $100 Sponsor: $63 (Janis's new age) Supporter: $50 All PAC and individual contributions gratefully accepted Please send contributions to Citizens for Janis Ringhand, PO Box 231, Evansville, WI 53536 or give online here RSVP to Janis.Ringhand@gmail.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Stephen Smith
The Rigby Pub and Grill, 119 E. Main St., Madison. Questions, sponsorship or RSVP to Joel Gratz at joelg@wisdems.org, 608-258-9225 Contributions to: Smith for the 75th, PO Box 252 Rice Lake, WI 54868 or online at: https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/28841 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
The Capital Grille, 310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Please join us for cocktails and dinner honoring Congressman Paul Ryan 5:00 p.m. | cocktails 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Dinner Cocktails & Dinner: $500 Individual/$1000 PAC (per person) Space is Limited. Reservations are required Please RSVP to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or via email at marystitt@wi.rr.com Or Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or via email Laura@Graltonconsulting.com Checks are made payable to: Ryan for Congress, PO Box 1488, Janesville, WI 53547 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection public meeting
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry public hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Workforce Development public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Joint Legislative Audit Committee executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Joint Legislative Audit Committee public hearing
· Senate Committee on Economic Development and Local Government executive session
425 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development and Local Government public hearing
425 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications executive session
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges executive session
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges informational hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue public hearing
   Business Events
· Dairy Business Association expansion symposium
KI Convention Center, Green Bay.
· Edgewood College Smith & Gesteland Executive Speaker Series
Edgewood College Deming Way Campus, 1255 Deming Way, Madison. Madison, Wis. (February 14, 2013) – The School of Business at Edgewood College presents the next event in the Smith & Gesteland Executive Speaker Series, “Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Creating Shared Value for Lasting Impact.” The panel is presented 7:30 am – 9:30 am, Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the College’s Deming Way Campus, 1255 Deming Way, Madison. Keynote speaker Salli Martyniak, president of Forward Community Investments, will be joined by a panel of passionate social entrepreneurs who, through their business organizations, have developed novel, sustainable solutions to social problems in our community and beyond. Panelists include Bob Curry, Founder and CEO, Dryhootch; Will Green, Founder/Executive Director, Mentoring Positives, Inc.; Tom Klein, Director of Sustainability, Redamte Café; and Edgar Hernandez, Innovation Engineer, American Family Insurance. Contact: Ed Taylor, Director of Marketing & Communications 608-663-2333 7:30 a.m.
· Forward Community Investments: State of the State's Nonprofit Sector
Greater Milwaukee Foundation, 101 W. Pleasant St., Suite 210, Milwaukee.
· InDevelopment Conference
Oshkosh Convention Center, 1 N. Main St., Oshkosh. InDevelopment Conference set Feb. 19 in Oshkosh Commercial development will be in the spotlight at the fourth annual InDevelopment Conference on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Oshkosh Convention Center. The day-long event, which runs from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., features speakers, breakout sessions, exhibits, a speed networking session with NEWREP representatives and a bus tour of downtown Oshkosh. The day is designed for developers, retailers, brokers, lenders, economic development leaders, construction companies and property asset managers. InDevelopment’s keynote speaker is Mark Barbash, chief operating officer for Finance Fund, a mission-based non-profit focused on providing capital for community and economic development projects throughout Ohio. Dan Cohen of Mid-America Real Estate Group will deliver the conference’s closing address, focusing on trends in retail development. The day also includes a unique speed networking session with economic development leaders from organizations throughout the New North. Participants will have an opportunity to hear firsthand about developments and opportunities in cities and counties and get a chance to ask questions. Breakout sessions will focus on Opportunity Oshkosh; how communities can market themselves collaboratively to site selectors; and global and national development trends. Presented by Insight Publications LLC, this is the fourth year for InDevelopment. The cost to attend InDevelopment is $70 and includes all presentations, networking, lunch and one free drink ticket for the networking cocktail reception that ends the day. For more information or to register for, visit the InDevelopment website at: http://www.insightonbusiness.com/indevelopment-2/ 7:45 a.m.
· MMAC: Executive Roundtable Leadership Series
   Other
· Academy Evening: The Enduring Effects of the Great Recession
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State St., Madison.
· Fallone Campaign primary night event
Trocadero, 1758 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Contact: Nate Schwantes (262) 353-1521 8:30 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch ‘Real Jobs Tour’
Hartford Manufacturing Complex, 1800 Innovation Way, Hartford. Madison, WI –As a part of Lt. Governor Kleefisch’s “Real Jobs Tour,” she will be visiting Signicast, touring its facilities and working alongside employees highlighting quality jobs available at Signicast and other Wisconsin employers through the Job Center of Wisconsin. Contact: Margaret Ring 608.266.3516 margaret.ring@wisconsin.gov 10 a.m.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: WMC Vice President of Government Relations Scott Manley
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Scott Manley, Vice President of Government Relations for Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, will provide a different perspective on Wisconsin mining legislation. The WMC supports the mining bill for fostering job creation while upholding environmental protections. 12 p.m.
· Roggensack Campaign primary results viewing party
Veranda Restaurant, 2784 S. Fish Hatchery Road, Madison. JUSTICE ROGGENSACK TO WATCH PRIMARY RESULTS AT VERANDA RESTAURANT Madison, WI - Justice Pat Roggensack has served on the Wisconsin Supreme court since 2003 and is noted for understanding the differing constitutional roles of Wisconsin’s three branches of government, deciding each case fairly and impartially independent of outside pressures. Tomorrow, friends and family will gather together to stand along side Justice Roggensack to watch as the Primary results come in. CONTACT: Brandon Scholz, 608-335-8500 or Alyssa Moyer, 608-535-9908 7:30 p.m.

February 20
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Andrea Gage for Sun Prairie City Council
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. You are invited to a reception for Sun Prairie City Council, District 2 candidate Andrea Gage With special guests Representative Chris Taylor and County Board Supervisors Nick Zweifel and Carousel Bayrd Suggested contribution: $50, $25 for students Please make checks payable: Friends of Andrea Gage 1032 Stonehaven Drive Sun Prairie, WI 53590 RSVP at www.facebook.com/gage4sp/events or gageforcitycouncil@gmail.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Ron Kind
The Old Fashioned Tavern & Restaurant, 23 N. Pinckney St., Madison. You are invited to join me at The Old Fashioned on the Capitol Square! We'll have food, beverages, and as always, good company! Sponsorships Available - Call Ryan Cornett at (608) 782-3444 Host: $1,000 ~ Co-Host:$500 ~Friend: $250 Suggested Contribution: $100 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Labor informational hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Labor public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on State and Local Finance informational hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Urban and Local Affairs informational hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Gov. Walker delivers 2013-15 Biennial Budget Address
Assembly Chambers, State Capitol. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 7 p.m.
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session 412 East, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Insurance and Housing executive session
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Insurance and Housing public hearing
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Session Senate Chamber, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Dairy Business Association expansion symposium
KI Convention Center, Green Bay.
· MBF, UW-Extension sand and non-metallic mining update
   Other
· Fix the Debt-Wisconsin roundtable discussion
Pizza Pit, 130 N. Main St., Oregon. (MADISON, WI) – On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, Congressman Ron Kind will join former Congressman Scott Klug, Co-Chair of Fix the Debt—Wisconsin, former State Senator Mark Meyer, a member of the Fix the Debt – Wisconsin Steering Committee, and local small business owners to discuss the impact of the national debt on Wisconsin’s small businesses. Contact: Mark Graul, 920-217-3524 1:30 p.m.
· Superior Days
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. $10 at the door Please join the citizen-led Superior Days as it celebrates its annual visit to Madison. It will truly be a night of superb food and fantastic company! Feel free to invite your spouse, children and/or friends to enjoy the hospitality of Northwest Wisconsin. We also hope you will welcome members of the delegation during visits to your offices during the day of February 20. 4:30 p.m.
· Wisconsin Jobs Now press conference
415 Northwest, State Capitol. Just before governor’s budget address . . . Uninsured Residents from Across the State Joining Wednesday News Conference with Reps. Mason and Richards MADISON – Outraged by Gov. Walker’s refusal of billions of dollars in federal funding that could have covered more than 150,000 people under BadgerCare and eliminated the program’s waiting list, uninsured people will join state Reps. Cory Mason and Jon Richards at a news conference before the governor’s budget address at 4 pm on Wednesday in Room 415 NW at the State Capitol. “It’s clear that Governor Walker has chosen an option that will cover fewer people and cost the state more in this budget and through 2020,” said Rep. Richards. Jasmin Voelz, Wausau, is number 25,566 on the BadgerCare waiting list and will not receive BadgerCare coverage under Gov. Walker’s alternative proposal. “Our governor could have covered everyone on the waiting list by just saying ‘yes’,” Voelz said. “Why would any governor anywhere not accept the money? It makes no sense to me.” Voelz is slated to speak at the news conference along with others from around the state on the waiting list who also would have received BadgerCare coverage if the governor had taken the expansion funds. Leading up to his biennial budget address, last week Gov. Walker announced his rejection of nearly $4 billion made available through the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”). His decision will take BadgerCare away from an estimated 87,000 low-income people and cost the state 10,000 potential healthcare jobs. 4 p.m.

February 21
   Fundraisers
· Birthday reception for Sen. Jon Erpenbach
Louisianne's Restaurant, 7464 Hubbard Ave., Middleton. $500 Host $250 Sponsor $100 Friend Sorry, no PAC accepted 5:30 p.m.
· Birthday reception for Sen. Nikiya Harris
Paje Restaurant and Lounge, 2213 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee. Suggested donation levels: Host: $500 Sponsor: $250 Champion: $100 Friend: $38 All donations graciously welcome. Please make checks payable to: Nikiya Q Harris for State Senate 5:30 p.m.
· Cocktail reception honoring Justice Pat Roggensack
Intermetzo Cafe, The Paper Valley Hotel, 333 W. College Ave., Appleton. Host Levels: $1000/$500/$250 General Attendees: $50 per person Checks made payable to: Justice Roggensack for Supreme Court Committee For more information, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or via email at Laura@Graltonconsulting.com. 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Judge Rebecca St. John
Home of Jane and Chris Clark, 6101 S. Highlands Ave., Madison. Sponsor Levels: $500, $250, $100 For more information or to sponsor, campaign@judgerebeccastjohn.org 608/206-1818 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· MOSES Organic Farming Conference
La Crosse Center, La Crosse. Nation’s Largest Organic Farming Conference Visits La Crosse, Wis, February 21-23 SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) hosts its 24th annual Organic Farming Conference, Feb. 21-23, 2013, at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. The annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference is the nation’s largest educational and networking event for the organic farming community. The farmer-centered conference will feature 10 day-long, pre-conference Organic University™ courses, more than 70 informative workshops and 170 tradeshow exhibitors, nationally known keynote speakers, and locally sourced organic food. In 2012, the MOSES Conference attracted more than 3,000 farmers and agricultural professionals. Organic Farmer of the Year The conference kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 with the presentation of the 2013 MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year award. The award is granted each year to an outstanding organic farmer or farm family who are innovators; who excel in managing farm resources; and who serve as educators and examples in their communities and to the next generation of organic farmers. Keynote Speakers The MOSES Conference traditionally features two keynote presentations. At 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and producer Joshua Kunau will discuss their new film: GMO OMG, and what they learned speaking with farmers, seed sellers and scientific experts regarding the issues surrounding GMO farming and food. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, organic farmer and 2005 MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year, Carmen Fernholz, will share his vision of the roles producers and consumers should play in an ideal organic food production system. New Organic Stewards The renamed New Organic Stewards includes a special track for new and young farmers, which aims to educate, inspire and empower new farmers to succeed as the organic producers of the future. A couple hundred conference participants are expected to join in activities through the New Organic Stewards program. Attendance Details Cost to attend the conference is $195, which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, workshops, general sessions, admission to the exhibit hall and evening entertainment. Supper is available at the conference for $15 for adults. Of course, all food and beverages are organically produced, making this one of the largest organic foodservice events in the country. The fee for the in-depth Organic University sessions on Thursday, Feb. 21, is $170. The deadline to register for the Organic University and the MOSES Conference is Monday, Feb. 13. Walk-ins will be accepted after that for an added fee, but space cannot be guaranteed. This family-friendly conference includes childcare with planned activities, plus events for teens, as well as discounted meals and attendance fees. More information To learn more, call MOSES at 715-778-5775 or go to http://mosesorganic.org/conference.html For Media, go to the MOSES Organic Farming Conference Media Page http://www.mosesorganic.org/pressofc.html Working media are invited to attend. A comprehensive media conference is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Media Contacts: Eric Hatling, eric@mosesorganic.org, 715-778-5775 Greg Leaf, greg@groupleaf.com, 651-271-2511 7 p.m.
   Other
· DPI Superintendent Evers visits CTE programs 9 a.m. Vincent High School, 7501 N. Granville Road, Milwaukee. 1 p.m. Kimberly High School, W2662 Kennedy Ave., Kimberly.
· PSC telephone hearing
Wauwatosa City Hall, 7725 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6320-WR-106) Application of Wauwatosa Water Utility, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Sen. Larson "Middle Class Values Tour"
Markee Pioneer Student Center, Wisconsin Room, UW-Platteville. Middle Class Values Tour with Democratic legislators Citizen input sought as 2013-14 legislative session begins MADISON -- Sen. Democratic Leader Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee), Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) and Rep. Daniel Reimer (D-Milwaukee) will host a public town hall hearing in Platteville on Thursday, February 21, 2013, as part of a statewide “Middle Class Values Tour.” This hearing will provide local residents an opportunity to speak directly to legislators regarding the current budget proposal and other state legislative priorities. Members of the public are encouraged to attend this hearing and share their thoughts. Contact: Gillian Morris 608-266-7505 5 p.m.
· U.S. HUD Dept. roundtable
Milwaukee Center for Independence, 2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee. HUD Secretary Donovan to Meet with Wisconsin Officials and Community Advocates to Discuss President Obama’s Plan to Ensure that Hard Work Leads to a Decent Living Donovan, Rep. Moore, Milwaukee Mayor Barrett and Racine Mayor Dickert to discuss options and opportunities underscored in the President’s SOTU Address to rebuild a thriving middle class while putting people back to work WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan will join Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI4), Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Racine Mayor John Dickert, along with Wisconsin housing, development and community advocates, for a roundtable discussion to underscore and amplify several pillars of President Obama’s plan to build a thriving middle class, and bolster support for those who aspire to be in the middle class. During his State of the Union Address, the President laid out a Plan for a Strong Middle Class and a Strong America. The President’s plan builds on the progress made during his first term and strengthens the middle class by making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living. These investments will grow America’s economy and through collaborative efforts between businesses, federal, state, and local officials, faith-based and non-profit organizations, the private sector and the members of local communities, will ensure that our children have the support they need to climb the ladder of opportunity into the middle class. Following the roundtable, at 10:00 a.m. CST, HUD Secretary Donovan, Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Racine Mayor John Dickert will brief members of the media on highlights from roundtable exchanges. Cameras and photographers will have an opportunity to capture B-roll and still images during the conclusion of the meeting. CONTACT: Charmion N. Kinder HUD Public Affairs 202-316-3028 10 a.m.
· WisPolitics.com luncheon: DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. REGISTER NOW: Feb. 21 WisPolitics.com luncheon on Gov. Walker's budget Walker administration secretary Mike Huebsch talks about the governor's budget plan the day after Walker's address. Walker's budget address has been scheduled for Feb. 20. The luncheon with Huebsch is Feb. 21. The price is $19 per person. Registration and lunch begin at 11:30 a.m.; event ends at 1 p.m. Pre-registration required: Call the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or email reception@madisonclub.org The sponsors for this year's Madison Club luncheon series are: American Family Insurance, Aurora Health Care, University Research Park, Wal-Mart, WHD Law, and Xcel Energy. 11:30 a.m.

February 22
   Business Events
· MOSES Organic Farming Conference
La Crosse Center, La Crosse. Nation’s Largest Organic Farming Conference Visits La Crosse, Wis, February 21-23 SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) hosts its 24th annual Organic Farming Conference, Feb. 21-23, 2013, at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. The annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference is the nation’s largest educational and networking event for the organic farming community. The farmer-centered conference will feature 10 day-long, pre-conference Organic University™ courses, more than 70 informative workshops and 170 tradeshow exhibitors, nationally known keynote speakers, and locally sourced organic food. In 2012, the MOSES Conference attracted more than 3,000 farmers and agricultural professionals. Organic Farmer of the Year The conference kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 with the presentation of the 2013 MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year award. The award is granted each year to an outstanding organic farmer or farm family who are innovators; who excel in managing farm resources; and who serve as educators and examples in their communities and to the next generation of organic farmers. Keynote Speakers The MOSES Conference traditionally features two keynote presentations. At 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and producer Joshua Kunau will discuss their new film: GMO OMG, and what they learned speaking with farmers, seed sellers and scientific experts regarding the issues surrounding GMO farming and food. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, organic farmer and 2005 MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year, Carmen Fernholz, will share his vision of the roles producers and consumers should play in an ideal organic food production system. New Organic Stewards The renamed New Organic Stewards includes a special track for new and young farmers, which aims to educate, inspire and empower new farmers to succeed as the organic producers of the future. A couple hundred conference participants are expected to join in activities through the New Organic Stewards program. Attendance Details Cost to attend the conference is $195, which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, workshops, general sessions, admission to the exhibit hall and evening entertainment. Supper is available at the conference for $15 for adults. Of course, all food and beverages are organically produced, making this one of the largest organic foodservice events in the country. The fee for the in-depth Organic University sessions on Thursday, Feb. 21, is $170. The deadline to register for the Organic University and the MOSES Conference is Monday, Feb. 13. Walk-ins will be accepted after that for an added fee, but space cannot be guaranteed. This family-friendly conference includes childcare with planned activities, plus events for teens, as well as discounted meals and attendance fees. More information To learn more, call MOSES at 715-778-5775 or go to http://mosesorganic.org/conference.html For Media, go to the MOSES Organic Farming Conference Media Page http://www.mosesorganic.org/pressofc.html Working media are invited to attend. A comprehensive media conference is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Media Contacts: Eric Hatling, eric@mosesorganic.org, 715-778-5775 Greg Leaf, greg@groupleaf.com, 651-271-2511 10:30 a.m.
   Other
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· United Council of UW Students budget forum
UW-Marathon, Terrace Room, 518 S. 7th Ave., Wausau. Find out what's in the Governor's Budget, how it got there, and what it means for Higher Education. The United Council of UW Students presents the UW-Marathon Town Hall Budget Forum hosted by UW-Marathon County Student Government. Panelists include: Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon), UW-Marathon County Dean Dr. Keith Montgomery, and Student Body President Ian Reese. This event is free and open to the public. Contact: Matt Guidry (608) 239-7222 10 a.m.

February 23
   Business Events
· Black Business Economic Development Luncheon
Coffee Makes You Black, 2803 N. Teutonia Ave., Milwaukee. Cost: $10.00 Register at www.twbcc.com 12 p.m.
· MOSES Organic Farming Conference
La Crosse Center, La Crosse. Nation’s Largest Organic Farming Conference Visits La Crosse, Wis, February 21-23 SPRING VALLEY, WI – The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) hosts its 24th annual Organic Farming Conference, Feb. 21-23, 2013, at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis. The annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference is the nation’s largest educational and networking event for the organic farming community. The farmer-centered conference will feature 10 day-long, pre-conference Organic University™ courses, more than 70 informative workshops and 170 tradeshow exhibitors, nationally known keynote speakers, and locally sourced organic food. In 2012, the MOSES Conference attracted more than 3,000 farmers and agricultural professionals. Organic Farmer of the Year The conference kicks off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 with the presentation of the 2013 MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year award. The award is granted each year to an outstanding organic farmer or farm family who are innovators; who excel in managing farm resources; and who serve as educators and examples in their communities and to the next generation of organic farmers. Keynote Speakers The MOSES Conference traditionally features two keynote presentations. At 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, award-winning filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and producer Joshua Kunau will discuss their new film: GMO OMG, and what they learned speaking with farmers, seed sellers and scientific experts regarding the issues surrounding GMO farming and food. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, organic farmer and 2005 MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year, Carmen Fernholz, will share his vision of the roles producers and consumers should play in an ideal organic food production system. New Organic Stewards The renamed New Organic Stewards includes a special track for new and young farmers, which aims to educate, inspire and empower new farmers to succeed as the organic producers of the future. A couple hundred conference participants are expected to join in activities through the New Organic Stewards program. Attendance Details Cost to attend the conference is $195, which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, workshops, general sessions, admission to the exhibit hall and evening entertainment. Supper is available at the conference for $15 for adults. Of course, all food and beverages are organically produced, making this one of the largest organic foodservice events in the country. The fee for the in-depth Organic University sessions on Thursday, Feb. 21, is $170. The deadline to register for the Organic University and the MOSES Conference is Monday, Feb. 13. Walk-ins will be accepted after that for an added fee, but space cannot be guaranteed. This family-friendly conference includes childcare with planned activities, plus events for teens, as well as discounted meals and attendance fees. More information To learn more, call MOSES at 715-778-5775 or go to http://mosesorganic.org/conference.html For Media, go to the MOSES Organic Farming Conference Media Page http://www.mosesorganic.org/pressofc.html Working media are invited to attend. A comprehensive media conference is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Media Contacts: Eric Hatling, eric@mosesorganic.org, 715-778-5775 Greg Leaf, greg@groupleaf.com, 651-271-2511 10:30 a.m.
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference
· Wisconsin Conservative Leadership Conference
Bluemound Gardens Restaurant, Intersection of N. 117th St. & W. Bluemound Road, Wauwatosa. Fee: $15 per person Students Free Sponsorship: $250 for table, 3-4 Minutes for presentation to Conference and mention in all Journals. Sponsors to date: Wis. Conservative Digest, AFP, Reality News , MacIver Institute, CRG, Freedom Weekly, Eau Claire Journal, Wisconsin Right to Life, Wis.. Christian News, Wis. GOP, Tea Party Perspective, Heartland Institute, NTU, Heritage Foundation, MacIver Institute, American Majority, Weldall, Bob Spindell, Tom Frenn, Freedom works, College Republicans, Capitol consultants Associated Groups: Northwoods Patriots, Liberty Corners Conference Agenda: 0730 Prayer Breakfast: Rev. Liew Walker, Grace 0830 "War Against Christianity", Author Jake Jacobs 0900 2013 Legislative Agenda: State Rep. Robin Vos Chairman Sen. Alberta Darling, Sen. Mary Lazich, Sen. Glenn Grothmann State Reps. Don Knodl, Jim Ott, Dale Kooyenga, Duey Strobel 1000 Break and Chance to Interact with Legislators 1030 Steve Welcenbach, Reality News Editor: Interaction Discussions with Sponsors 1200 Keynote Speaker: Joseph Bast, President Heartland Institute, Education in US 1230 Pizza Lunch 1300 Liberty Corners Conservative Conference, Kim Simac, Chairman 1300 American Majority Campaign School, Matt Batzel, Wis. Chairman 7:30 a.m.

February 24
   Fundraisers
· Meet and greet for Judge Rebecca St. John
Home of Kathy Utley, 1730 Helena St., Madison. Suggested donation $25; All donations gratefully accepted and no donation necessary For more information campaign@judgerebeccastjohn.org 608/206-1818 1 p.m.

February 25
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Lady Gaga – Join Us At The Born This Way Ball Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Sponsorship Levels: $2,500 1 Ticket ‡ $4,000 2 tickets (Ticket holders will also be invited to the January welcome back breakfast) For more information, please contact Chris Trull at 202-741-7213 or chris@christrullfundraising.com Make contributions payable to Moore for Congress PO Box 16646, Milwaukee, WI 53216 FEC ID# C00397505 7 p.m.
· Fundraising lunch for U.S. Rep. Tom Petri
Graffiato, 707 6th St. NW, Washington, D.C. $1000 PAC • $500 Individual Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Tom Petri Committee FEC ID: C00107003 c/o Carole Goeas and Associates, LLC • 1707 Prince Street, #5 • Alexandria, VA 22314 RSVP to Julie @ 703-684-8328 or Julie@GoeasAssociates.com 12 p.m.
· Reception for AG J.B. Van Hollen
BGR Group, 11th Floor S., 601 13th St. NW, Washington, D.C. Host levels: $1,000, $500, & $250 PAC contributions are welcome. Please make checks payable to: Van Hollen for Attorney General Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5 p.m.
· Reception for Sen. Bob Jauch
Madison's, 119 King St., Madison. $1,000 Host $500 Sponsor $250 Friend PAC accepted 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Joint Committee on Finance 13.10 meeting
412 East, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges executive session
   Business Events
· Eau Claire Area EDC annual luncheon
Florian Gardens, Eau Claire. February 12, 2013 (Eau Claire, WI) – The Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will hold its annual luncheon on Monday, February 25, 2013 from 11:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Florian Gardens in Eau Claire. The luncheon program will include presentations by: The Idea Challenge 2012; Plank Enterprises, Inc.; Chippewa Valley Innovation Center and the Innovation Foundation of Western Wisconsin. Paula Kimbllin, 2012 EDC Board President, will review the operations of the EDC in 2012 and the recipient of the 2013 Paragon Economic Impact Award, sponsored by Royal Credit Union (RCU), will be announced. The Paragon Award is given annually to a local business that is a model of excellence in the economic development of the Eau Claire area. This marks the 12th year that the award has recognized contributions of local businesses to the regional economy. Previous winners include: Bush Brothers & Company (2012) Dove Healthcare (2011), Curt Manufacturing (2010), Menard, Inc. (2009), Minnesota Wire (2008), Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire (2007), Sacred Heart Hospital (2006), Hutchinson Technology (2005), Huebsch Services (2004), Nestlé (2003), and RCU (2002). Tickets to the luncheon are $30 per person; reservations are required. Contact the EDC by February 18th, at 715.834.0070 or email Pat Trowbridge at pat.trowbridge@eauclaire-wi.com to reserve seats. Payment must be made in advance to hold a reservation. Contact: Brian Doudna, Executive Director Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation brian.doudna@eauclaire-wi.com Office: 715.834.0070 11:30 a.m.
   Other
· HealthWatch Wisconsin Conference
Best Western Plus Inn on the Park, Hall of Wisconsin Ballroom, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison.
· Milwaukee Mayor Barrett State of the City Address Pritzlaff Building, 325 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee.

February 26
   Fundraisers
· Reception to support Tony Evers for state superintendent
The Wine Guyz, 122 King St., La Crosse. Please join hosts Senator Jen Shilling, Rep. Steve Doyle, Rep. Jill Billings, County Board Chair Tara Johnson, Daryl & Margaret Wood, and Bob & Maureen Freedland to welcome Tony to La Crosse. Suggested contribution $50, all contributions gratefully accepted Bring a friend to support Tony's re-election at this critical time for public school education! 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections committee meeting
· Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Labor executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Rules executive session
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Transportation committee meeting
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Workforce Development executive session
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, Room G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
· Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges executive session
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Caterpillar's John Disharoon
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Caterpillar Global Mining’s Vice President of Industry Relations, John Disharoon, will provide a historical perspective of the global leader and manufacturing icon as well as discuss the company’s community presence since the acquisition of Bucyrus International in July 2011. The company’s roots in Milwaukee date back to 1893, when it moved to Milwaukee from Bucyrus, Ohio. At that time, local officials were looking to expand the area’s manufacturing presence, so they offered both land and factory construction incentives to the company to encourage the move. A constant throughout Bucyrus and Caterpillar’s history is our commitment to being proactive members of the communities where we live and operate by investing significant time and resources in promoting the health, welfare and economic stability of those communities. 12 p.m.
· WIN-Madison
   Other
· Health Dane news conference
Madison College West, Room 110, 302 S. Gammon Road, Madison. Area Hospitals and Public Health Announce Launch of New Web Resource HealthyDane.org Dane County Executive Joe Parisi joins CEOs of St. Mary´s, Meriter, UW Hospital and Clinics, Stoughton Hospital & Public Health Director FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Lisa Brunette, UW Hospital and Clinics (608) 263-5830 Katie Crawley, City of Madison Mayor´s office (608) 266-4611 Jeff Golden, Public Health-Madison and Dane County (608) 243-0302 Laura Mays, Stoughton Hospital (608) 873-2248 Mary Reinke, Meriter Health Services (608) 516-2256 Carrie Springer, Dane County Executive´s office (608) 267-8823 Steve Van Dinter, St. Mary’s Hospital (608) 843-3862 11 a.m.
· HealthWatch Wisconsin Conference
Best Western Plus Inn on the Park, Hall of Wisconsin Ballroom, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison.
· PSC telephone hearing
Water Utility Main Office, 631 S. Adams St., Green Bay. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison, (Docket 2350-WR-109) Application of the Green Bay Water Utility, Brown County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Universal Service Fund Council Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

February 27
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Children and Families informational hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage committee meeting
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, Room G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
· Senate Session Senate Chamber, State Capitol.
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits Alto-Shaam Inc.
Central Fab, W164N9221 Water St., Menomonee Falls. Madison – Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will visit Alto-Shaam, Inc. in Menomonee Falls to participate in their annual gain-share employee meeting. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 2:50 p.m.
· Nelson Institute Community Environmental Forum
· PSC telephone hearing
Greenwood City Hall, 102 N. Main St., Greenwood. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison, (Docket 2380-WR-103) Application of the City of Greenwood Water Utility, Clark County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· WISPIRG press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. With Federal representatives debating what to do about our nation’s budget deficits as the sequestration deadline looms on Friday and Wisconsin legislators preparing to make the tough decisions to set the state’s budget priorities for the coming years, WISPIRG, joined by Brad Werntz, co-owner of PEMBAserves and Boulders Climbing Gym, will be releasing a new report that reveals the enormous amount of revenue Wisconsin lost last year due to offshore tax dodging. This is a follow-up report to previous research showing the impact of offshore tax dodging on the federal budget. Many of America’s wealthiest individuals and largest corporations use tax loopholes to shift profits made in America to offshore tax havens, where they pay little to no taxes. Closing these loopholes could prevent the worst impacts of sequestration and looming budget cuts. CONTACT: Joe Rasmussen, WISPIRG Foundation (262) 305-3123 10 a.m.
· WisPolitics.com luncheon: State Reps. Strachota, Richards
Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N. 10th St., Milwaukee. SIGN UP NOW: Joint Finance Committee members Pat Strachota, R-West Bend, and Jon Richards, D-Milwaukee, on the governor's budget plan. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Event ends at 1 p.m. $15 for program and buffet luncheon. Pre-registration required: schmies@wispolitics.com Sponsored by: UW-Milwaukee, Aurora Health Care, J.P. Morgan Chase, the Milwaukee Police Association and the Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Association. 11:30 a.m.

February 28
   State Government
· Assembly Session Assembly Chamber, State Capitol.
· Joint Legislative Audit Committee executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Wisconsin Supreme Court open rules petition conference Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· SPJ/WNA discussion: Being Your Own Best Advocate
Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammonds Drive, Middleton. Editors, publisher to discuss "Being Your Own Best Advocate" Contact: Mark Pitsch, president, Society of Professional Journalists, Madison pro chapter: 252-6145 SPJ/WISCONSIN NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION FORUM ON STANDING UP FOR NEWSPAPERS MADISON – The Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association invites the public to attend a discussion about the importance of newspapers. “Being Your Own Best Advocate: Standing Up for the Work of Newspapers in a Blogger-Partisan-Critics World” will take place Feb. 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammonds Drive, Middleton. It will help launch the 2013 Wisconsin Newspaper Association annual conference in Madison. The discussion will feature Dan Flannery, regional executive editor, Gannett Wisconsin Media; Chris Hardie, executive editor, River Valley Newspaper Group; and Tim Lyke, publisher, Ripon Community Press. The session is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend the WNA conference. More information on the conference can be found at http://wna2013.sched.org/. WNA represents 222 member newspapers and is among the oldest newspaper associations in the country. Based in Indianapolis, SPJ is a national membership organization that promotes high professional and ethical standards among journalists, First Amendment principles and the belief that a free and vigorous press is vital in a representative democracy. The Madison professional chapter was formed around 1990. Membership costs $75 annually, and it is open to journalists who spend at least half of their professional life writing or editing work for publication. 10 a.m.
   Other
· DPI press conference McAuliffe Elementary School Gymnasium, 2071 Emerald Drive, Green Bay.
· Gov. Walker addresses Manufacturing Matters Conference
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, Regency Ballroom, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 7:55 a.m.
· Gov. Walker addresses Monroe Co. Economic Development Conference
Colonial Bowling and Banquet Center, 1415 W. Wisconsin St., Sparta. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 11:50 a.m.
· Gov. Walker attends National Guard pinning ceremony
Senate Chambers, State Capitol. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 3:55 p.m.

March 1
   State Government
· Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· WMC Focus on Manufacturing Breakfast
Pfister Hotel, Imperial Ballroom, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. MANUFACTURING: Powering Wisconsin, the United States, and the World MILWAUKEE – An all-star panel of state, national and international manufacturing experts will discuss the future of manufacturing Friday morning in downtown Milwaukee, in a forum hosted by the state’s chamber of commerce and leading business association. The forum is open to the media. “Focus on Manufacturing” is hosted by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. Speakers will be Kurt R. Bauer, WMC President/CEO; Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers; Aaron Jagdfeld, Chief Executive Officer, Generac Corporation, and Alan Petelinsek, President & Owner, Power Test, Inc.; Ulice Payne, Jr., managing member, Addison-Clifton, LLC and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. CONTACT: Katy Pettersen, (608) 516-6684 7:30 a.m.
   Other
· Gov. Walker attends Financial Literacy Awards Ceremony
Governor’s Conference Room, 115 East, State Capitol. Madison – Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will participate in the Financial Literacy Awards ceremony in Madison. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 3:35 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch hosts small business roundtable
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, 756 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 400, Milwaukee. Madison, WI –Lt. Governor Kleefisch will participate in a roundtable discussion with Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Chief Operating Officer Ryan Murray and area business leaders at the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce. The discussion will focus on workforce development and improving the economic landscape in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin. Contact: Margaret Ring 608.266.3516 margaret.ring@wisconsin.gov 2:15 p.m.
· On the Issues: Reps. Robin Vos and Peter Barca
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University, Milwaukee.
· PSC telephone hearing
Dahlberg Light & Power Co., 9221 E. Main St., Solon Springs. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison, (Docket 1510-ER-105) Application of Dahlberg Light & Power Company for Authority to Increase Electric Rates 1 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· UW-Oshkosh DPI superintendent candidate forum
1214 Sage Hall, 835 High Ave., Oshkosh. (UW Oshkosh, Feb. 25) – Wisconsin’s two candidates for the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction will participate in a Friday, March 1 candidate forum at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh focusing on special education policy. Incumbent State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers and challenger State Rep. Don Pridemore are on the April 2 statewide ballot for the nonpartisan office. They will participate in the Friday, March 1 “Special Education: Policy and Priorities” forum, hosted by UW Oshkosh and its Department of Special Education and College of Education and Human Services and sponsored by an array of nonprofit organizations advancing the rights and quality of life of the disabled community. The forum is free and open to the public: - 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday in room 1214 of UW Oshkosh’s Sage Hall, 835 High Avenue. - Parking will be available adjacent to Sage Hall, in lot 7 between it and Kolf Sports Center. “The forum provides an opportunity for our campus and local communities to gain a greater understanding of issues affecting special education in the state of Wisconsin,” said UW Oshkosh COEHS Dean and forum moderator Fred Yeo. “It is also a natural segue into the annual Planting the Seeds of Inclusion conference the next day, which explores ways teachers, administrators, related service professionals and families can support and expand learning opportunities for children with disabilities.” The forum’s other sponsors include: Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition; Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities; Disability Rights Wisconsin ;WI FACETS; Wisconsin Family Ties; Quality Education Coalition; Survival Coalition and Wisconsin Reading Coalition. “More and more people in the disability community are voting than ever before,” said Alicia Boehme of the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition. “Forums like this are an important component in helping members of the disability community evaluate candidates and make informed choices when they go to the polls.” COEHS’s annual “Planting the Seeds of Inclusion: Supporting the Growth of All Children” conference is set for Saturday, March 2. The college’s departments of curriculum and instruction, reading, special education and educational leadership plan welcome a diverse and inclusive list of stakeholders to the annual conference. Contact: Alex Hummel Integrated Marketing and Communications hummela@uwosh.edu (920) 424-1398 7 p.m.

March 4
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Gage and Carlson for Sun Prairie City Council
Salvatore's Tomato Pies, 503 W. Main St., Sun Prairie. Join Senator Mark Miller to support Andrea Gage for District 2 and Dave Carlson for District 4, Sun Prairie City Council. Suggested Contribution: $25 Sponsorship Levels: $250, $100, $50 RSVP: garner.brittani@gmail.com or (608) 354-6401 www.andreagage.com www.dave4sp.com Checks payable to: Friends of Andrea Gage 1032 Stonehaven Drive Sun Prairie, WI 53590 Dave Carlson for Sun Prairie 3241 W. Main Street, #103 Sun Prairie, WI 53590 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· PSC Wind Siting Council
· Supreme Court open rules petition conference Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol.
   Other
· Marquette Law School Hallows Lecture: Former Solicitor General Paul Clement
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – Paul D. Clement, former Solicitor General of the United States, will present, “The Affordable Care Act Case in the Supreme Court: Looking Back, a Year After,” for Marquette Law School’s Hallows Lecture Monday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan Street. Please note: the lecture is currently full, but members of the public can register online for an overflow room to watch the speech at Eckstein Hall. Members of the media seeking to attend must contact Andy Brodzeller at Andrew.brodzeller@marquette.edu or Chris Stolarski at Christopher.stolarski@marquette.edu. Clement will discuss how last year’s constitutional challenges to the Affordable Care Act presented phenomena that the Supreme Court had not seen for more than a generation – or ever. These included not only the substantive fact of a challenge to a federal law by more than half the states, but also extraordinary processes in the Court, to include six hours of oral argument and two appointed amici to brief and argue issues alongside counsel for the parties. Clement, who argued the case on behalf of the states, will reflect on how these processes affected the presentation of the case, the unusual choices lawyers had to make in preparation and presentation of the case and the extent that it affected the public’s perception of the merits of the case. A native of Cedarburg, Wis., Clement is one of the nation’s leading Supreme Court advocates. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree from Cambridge University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Clement clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the D.C. Circuit and Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court. His government work included service as the Solicitor General of the United States from 2005 to 2008; today he is a partner in Bancroft PLLC in Washington, D.C. Clement has argued more than 60 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. The annual Hollows Lecture remembers E. Harold Hallows, a Milwaukee lawyer and Marquette Law School faculty member from 1930 to 1958 and a chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1958 to 1974. Contact: Christopher Stolarski 414-288-1988 Christopher.stolarski@marquette.edu 4:30 p.m.
· MPC Newsmaker Luncheon: Assembly Speaker Robin Vos
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.

March 5
   Fundraisers
· Wisconsin Progress fundraiser
One Barrel Brewing Company, 2001 Atwood Ave., Madison.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Forestry and Environment committee meeting
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on International Trade and Commerce committee meeting
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Session Senate Chamber, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· MMAC presents 'Hiring Veterans: Translating Military Expertise to Civilian Excellence'
MillerCoors Milwaukee Brewery, Historic Stables Facility, 4251 W. State St., Milwaukee.
· MWTA/Manpower International Careers Forum
ManpowerGroup, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee.
· MWTA/MMAC: What the Chinese want today & how they’re trying to get it
   Other
· Academy Evening: Barriers to Addressing Our Climate and Energy Challenges
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Author Richard Thieme discusses "The Milwaukee Malaise"
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. In an op ed in the January 24th edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Richard Thieme wrote about the “Milwaukee Malaise.” Mr. Thieme, a resident of Milwaukee for 25 years, is an author and professional speaker focused on the deeper implications of technology, religion, and science for twenty-first century life. He will expand upon the theory set forth in his op ed and discuss proactive responses. 12 p.m.
· PSC hearing
Amnicon Falls Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison. (Docket 6680-CE-174) Application of Wisconsin Power and Light Company to Install a Dry Flue Gas Desulfurization System at the Edgewater Generating Station on Unit 5 9:30 a.m.
· UW-Madison chancellor candidates public reception
Mead Witter Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison.

March 6
   Fundraisers
· Reception in support of Justice Pat Roggensack
The Armory, 10 S. High St., Janesville. Platinum Hosts: $2500 Gold Hosts: $1000 Silver Hosts: $500 Bronze Hosts: $250 Supporter $100 RSVP to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Session Assembly Chamber, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development and Local Government public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· UW Family Business Center: Strategic Planning in a High-Velocity Environment
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison. Presented by Dr. Russ Coff, UW School of Business Strategy must often be developed under great uncertainty in an ever changing landscape. This session examines rigidities in the planning process and how they must be managed in the face of uncertainty. It features an exercise where participants work in a team to develop and execute a plan. In so doing, they are asked to anticipate what may go awry and develop contingency plans for these events. We will emphasize the difficulties in anticipating events but, more importantly, the problems recognizing the early warning signals that things are not unfolding as planned. Cost: Free for current UW Family Business Center Members and Sponsors and prospective members who have not previously attended a program. Past members or previous guests interested in attending, please contact Sherry Herwig for information on registering for this program. Contact: Sherry Herwig, Outreach Specialist 608-441-7347 sherwig@bus.wisc.edu 8:30 a.m.
   Other
· Ag Day at the Capitol
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Madison Rotary Club: Supreme Court candidates Pat Roggensack and Edward Fallone
Inn on the Park, Madison. 12 p.m.
· On the Issues: Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Eckstein Hall, Marquette Law School, Milwaukee.
· Special Olympics of Wisconsin's End the "R" Word Lobby Day
Rotunda, State Capitol.
· Sustainability Summit and Exposition
Delta Center, Milwaukee.
· WisPolitics.com DC Event: U.S. Reps. Duffy and Pocan on the new Congress
Bullfeathers, 410 1st St. Southeast, Washington, DC. Join WisPolitics.com at a breakfast forum on Wednesday March 6 to discuss the new Congress with Wisconsin U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan and Sean Duffy. Pocan, a Democrat in his first term, is a former state representative who now represents the Madison-area's 2nd Congressional District; Duffy, a Republican in his second term, is a former county prosecutor who represents the sprawling 7th Congressional District in northern Wisconsin. The event is sponsored by UW-Madison. A continental breakfast will be served. REGISTER: Pre-registration required. Click here to register and pay (put ``March 6 DC event'' in purpose of payment line): https://www.secured-site10.com/wispolitics/online_payment COST: $10 WHEN: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday March 6;check-in, food service, networking begins at 7 a.m. and program goes from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 7 a.m.

March 7
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Judge Rebecca St. John
Home of Ingrid Dilley, 847 S. Shore Drive, Madison. Hosted by: Ingrid Dilley, Mark Hazelbaker, Christopher and Elaine Rich Suggested donation $25; All donations gratefully accepted For more information campaign@judgerebeccastjohn.org 608/206-1818 5 p.m.
· Walker Campaign 2nd annual Naples, Fla., reception
Naples Yacht Club, 700 14th Ave.S., Naples, Fla. Platinum Host ($5000) Gold Host ($2500) Silver Host ($1000) Bronze Host ($500) ** Guests will participate at $250 Per Couple Please make your contribution made payable to Friends of Scott Walker For questions or to RSVP, please contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or via email at marystitt@wi.rr.com or to Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or via email at Laura@Graltoncconsulting.com
   State Government
· Assembly Session
Assembly Chamber, State Capitol. 9 a.m.
· UW Board of Regents
1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Business Events
· Intersect: An Innovation Symposium
Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
· UW-Eau Claire Information Technology Conference
Holiday Inn–Campus Area, 2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire.
· WCPE annual conference
American Family Conference Center, Building A, 6000 American Parkway, Madison.
   Other
· Assembly GOP mining bill press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. KEY LEGISLATIVE LEADERS TO HOLD MEDIA AVAILABILITY PRIOR TO SESSION ON MINING BILL Rep. Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) Rep. Mark Honadel (R-South Milwaukee) Rep. Mary Williams (R-Medford) 8:30 a.m.
· Gov. Walker attends Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Chula Vista Resort, Grand Ballroom, 2501 River Road, Wisconsin Dells. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will attend the 46th annual Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security in Wisconsin Dells. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 8:35 a.m.
· Pro-Life Wisconsin Day in the Capitol
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· PSC telephone hearing
Birnamwood Village Hall, 354 Main St., Birnamwood. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 500-WR-101) Application of Birnamwood Municipal Water Utility, Shawano County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 2 p.m.
· Sustainability Summit and Exposition
Delta Center, Milwaukee.
· UW-Madison chancellor candidates public reception
Mead Witter Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison.

March 8
   Business Events
· UW-Eau Claire Information Technology Conference
Holiday Inn–Campus Area, 2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire.
   Other
· UW-Eau Claire town hall budget forum
Davies Center Student Union, 102 Roosevelt Ave., Eau Claire. Find out what's in the Governor's Budget, how it got there, and what it means for Higher Education and the UW System. The United Council of UW Students presents the UW-Eau Claire Town Hall Budget Forum hosted by UW-Eau Claire’s Society of Politics. Panelists include: Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma), and Rep. Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire). The panel discussion will be moderated by UW- Eau Claire Student Moderator, Evan Langer. This event is free and open to the public. WHO: Matt Guidry, United Council of UW Students - Communications Director (608) 239-7222 Evan Langer, UW-Eau Claire Student Moderator Panelists: Senator Kathleen Vinehout Representative Dana Wachs Kayla Johnson, UW-Eau Claire Student Contact: Matt Guidry (608)239-7222 2 p.m.
· UW-La Crosse town hall budget forum
Centennial Hall, East Ave., La Crosse. Find out what's in the Governor's Budget, how it got there, and what it means for Higher Education and the UW System. The United Council of UW Students presents the UW- La Crosse Town Hall Budget Forum hosted by UW-La Crosse’s Student Association. Panelists include: Senator Jennifer Schilling (D-La Crosse), and UW Regent Brent Smith, and UW La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow. The panel discussion will be moderated by UW La Crosse Student Body President Nick Bezier. This event is free and open to the public. Contact: Matt Guidry (608)239-7222 5 p.m.
· UW-Oshkosh town hall budget forum
Reeve Union, 748 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh. Find out what's in the Governor's Budget, how it got there, and what it means for Higher Education. The United Council of UW Students presents the UW-Oshkosh Town Hall Budget Forum hosted by UW-Oshkosh Student Government. Panelists include: Senator Richard Gudex (R-Fond du Lac), of UW Oshkosh Chancellor, Richard Wells, and United Council Board Member Lamonte Moore. The panel discussion will be moderated by UW Oshkosh Student Sara Kragness. This event is free and open to the public. WHO: Matt Guidry, United Council of UW Students - Communications Director (608) 239-7222 Sara Kragness, United Council of UW Students, UW-Oshkosh Student Moderator Panelists: Lamonte Moore, United Council Board Member, UW Fond du Lac student Chancellor Richard Wells of UW Oshkosh Senator Richard Gudex (R-Fond du Lac) (608) 266-5300 Capitol Office Jessie Opoien Journalist at The Northwestern Contact: Matt Guidry (608)239-7222 9 a.m.
· UW-Superior town hall budget forum
Yellowjacket Union, 1605 Catlin Ave., Superior. Find out what's in the Governor's Budget, how it got there, and what it means for Higher Education and the UW System. The United Council of UW Students presents the UW- Superior Town Hall Budget Forum hosted by UW-Superior’s Student Government. Panelists include: Senator Bob Jauch (D-Poplar), and UW Superior’s Director of Campus Relations Lynn Williams. The panel discussion will be moderated by UW- Superior Student Moderator, Kara Schmidt. This event is free and open to the public. WHO: Matt Guidry, United Council of UW Students - Communications Director (608) 239-7222 Kara Schmidt, UW-Superior Student Moderator Panelists: Senator Bob Jauch Lynn Williams, Director of University Relations Crystal Toner, UW Superior Student Contact: Matt Guidry (608)239-7222 10 a.m.
· Wisconsin Arts Board John C. Cudahy YMCA, 9050 N. Swan Road, Milwaukee.
· WisPolitics.com luncheon: U.S. Rep. Ron Kind
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. SIGN UP NOW: Congressman Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, on the federal budget and other issues. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Event ends at 1 p.m. $19 for program and buffet luncheon. Pre-registration required: Call the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or email reception@madisonclub.org  Sponsored by: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, American Family, Aurora Health Care, Wal-mart, University Research Park, and Xcel Energy. 11:30 a.m.

March 9
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Judge Rebecca St. John
Home of Mike Bauer and Kate LaRocque, 919 Shorewood Blvd., Madison. Sponsor Levels: $500, $250, $100 For more information or to sponsor, campaign@judgerebeccastjohn.org 608/206-1818 5 p.m.

March 11
   Fundraisers
· Birthday reception for U.S. Rep. Ron Kind
4 Sisters Wine Bar & Tapas, 100 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. Can you believe Ron Kind is turning 50 this year! Please join Ron at his annual birthday reception on Monday, March 11th in La Crosse. This is one of our biggest events of the year. Nothing would make him happier if you were to join us and show your support for all the hard work he does representing western and central Wisconsin. We also would like to personally thank you and the rest of his supporters for your effort last fall. The 2012 election was tough and he couldn't have won without your help. Say "Happy Birthday" to Ron by contributing today! Even if you can't make it, you can still help. Show your support by contributing $25, $50, $100, $250, or more. Ron has been proud to call La Crosse home his entire life. His annual birthday party is about bringing together friends, family and supporters to celebrate what we have done together. If you have any questions about the event, call Ryan Cornett at (608) 782-3444. We hope you can make it. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Fallone for Supreme Court
Riverside Ballroom, 1560 Main St., Green Bay. Join Honorary Host Senator Dave Hansen in Green Bay to support Ed Fallone for Wisconsin Supreme Court Suggested Contribution: $25 Sponsorship Levels: $500, $250, $100, $50 RSVP: brittani@falloneforjustice.com or (414) 979-9662 Fallone for Justice 4230 N. Oakland Ave, #164 Shorewood, WI 53211 www.falloneforjustice.com 6 p.m.
   State Government
· DNR public hearing: Revisions to Wisconsin's endangered/threatened species list
· PSC telephone hearing on Montreal Municipal Water Utility application to increase water rates
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. and Montreal City Hall, 54 Wisconsin Ave., Montreal. (Docket 3860-WR-101) Application of Montreal Municipal Water Utility, Iron County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing on Wind Point Municipal Water Utility application to increase water rates
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. and Wind Point Village Hall, 215 E. Four Mile Road, Racine. (Docket 6560-WR-103) Application of Wind Point Municipal Water Utility, Racine County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 11 a.m.
   Business Events
· Historic Milwaukee Inc. presents "Envisioning The Seen"
Pabst Theater, Milwaukee.
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Pocan press conference
Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St., Madison. Pocan to Speak to Seniors on Protecting Medicare & Social Security in Federal Budget Pocan’s Budget Committee will take up Ryan Budget on Wednesday MADISON, WI—Just two days before he votes on the Ryan budget, U.S. Rep Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the Budget Committee, will speak to seniors on his commitment to protecting Medicare and Social Security on Monday, March 11th at 10 A.M. CST at the Madison Senior Center. The House Committee on the Budget, which is chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-01), will meet on Wednesday, March 13, to mark-up and vote on Ryan’s budget proposal. Pocan will speak to seniors on how the recent sequester cuts, as well as the upcoming budget proposals, could affect their daily lives, and his priorities for the upcoming debate on the federal budget. Last month, Pocan joined more than 100 of his Democratic colleagues in a letter to President Obama urging that he reject any budget proposals that cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. This letter is supported by more than 30 organizations, including AFL-CIO, SEIU, and the Alliance for Retired Americans. Contact: Samuel Lau 202-225-2906 10 a.m.
· UW-Madison chancellor candidates public reception
Mead Witter Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison.
· We Are Wisconsin town hall
Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison. National Day of Recommitment on 3-11-13 Recommitting to the rights of working families on the 2nd anniversary of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation (Madison WI,) – On the second anniversary of the signing of Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation, activists in Wisconsin and across the US and Canada are marking the date by hosting events in their communities that will include screenings of the documentary, WE ARE WISCONSIN and a live web cast of Town Hall from Madison, WI on Monday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. The film exposes the corporate funded assault on American workers and offers a blueprint for fighting back. The Town Hall will discuss the lessons learned from the Wisconsin uprising and the latest wins in the fight for working families. Town Hall speakers include John Nichols (the Nation), Kim Bobo (Interfaith Worker Justice), Phil Neuenfeldt (President, WI AFL-CIO), WI State Sen. Lena Taylor, Mike McCabe (WI Democracy Campaign), Amie Williams (Director) and moderated by John "Sly" Sylvester. The emcee is Peggy Coyne (Madison Teachers Inc.) Local screenings will be held nationwide. A list of locations is available here: http://wearewisconsinthefilm.com/screenings/ Contact: Sarah Newman, 415.531.6426, sarah@wearewisconsinthefilm.com 6 p.m.

March 12
   Fundraisers
· DPW open house event
Home of John Weinfurter, 209 C St. NE, Washington, D.C. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin cordially invites you to an open house with special guest Congressman Ron Kind PAC - $5,000 Host - $1,000 Sponsor - $500 Individual - $100 Please RSVP to Julie Benkoske at julieb@wisdems.org or at (608) 260-2429. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Fallone for Supreme Court
Home of John and Mary Robinson, 821 Franklin St., Wausau. Join our hosts: John and Mary Robinson, Bart and Lila Hobson, Carolyn Bronston, Carol Michalski, Dorothy Miller, Sheryl Hemp, Christine Bremer Muggli and Frances Slezak in Wausau to support Ed Fallone for Wisconsin Supreme Court Suggested Contribution: $25 Sponsorship Levels: $500, $250, $100, $50 RSVP: brittani@falloneforjustice.com or (414) 979-9662 Fallone for Justice 4230 N. Oakland Ave, #164 Shorewood, WI 53211 www.falloneforjustice.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraising event for Sen. Frank Lasee
The Club Restaurant, 200 E. Waldo Blvd., Manitowoc. Special Guest - Governor Scott Walker Be a Host - *Platinum for $1000, *Gold for $500, Silver for $250, Bronze for $125 *Special opportunity for Gold and Platinum hosts to meet with Governor Walker in a private reception prior to main event Maximum contribution is $1000 per person Come enjoy great appetizers and Wisconsin beverages Suggested contribution - $75 per person / $125 per couple All contributions are welcome PAC accepted Make checks payable to: Taxpayers for Lasee, PO Box 5403, De Pere, WI 54115 Questions can be directed to Amyjoylasee@yahoo.com or 262-880-3316 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections executive session
· Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections informational hearing
· Assembly Committee on Transportation public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Urban and Local Affairs committee meeting
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Urban and Local Affairs public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· MITA seminar
Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton. Labor costs, delivery times, exchange rate fluctuations, and proximity to customers are some of the issues that businesses need to monitor when making decisions about sourcing and production locations. The variables are changing and making it economically feasible for some global companies to begin producing products or sourcing components in the United States again. Ron Carringi, General Manager at Johnson Health Tech NA Manufacturing, spoke at MITA's February 2009 meeting on the subject and we are bringing him back for an update on the firm's activities. He will discuss the buy/build equation that his firm uses to decide on which of its fitness and exercise products to make in Asia, and which to make in the United States. The Vollrath Company previously manufactured $3.5 million worth of products at a facility in China. Today, this production has been moved back to company's location in Sheboygan, WI. Guy Kwaterski, Vollrath's Director of Credit, will explain the reasons for the firm's decision, including costs, supply chain, quality, and automation. At MITA's March meeting you can learn about the elements to include in your firm's calculations and decisions to manufacture in this country or source from abroad. AGENDA: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Registration and Networking 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM - Lunch and Opening Remarks 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM - Presentations 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM - Q & A and Closing Remarks Special Price for MITA Members: MITA Members can attend for discounted price of only $25. Non-members can attend for $40. Not yet a MITA Member? Join today. 12:30 p.m.
· MMAC FUEL Orientation
756 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee.
· MMSD, City of Milwaukee Business Development Training Program
   Other
· DPI Superintendent Evers visits West Bend School District West Bend Education Service Center, 735 S. Main St., West Bend.
· Gov. Walker visits Collaborative Domestic Solution Center
500 1st St., Suite 7000, Wausau. Madison – Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will visit the Collaborative Domestic Solution Center in Wausau to celebrate their one-year anniversary. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 2:10 p.m.
· Health First Wisconsin press conference Bellin Health, 744 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay.
· PROFS biennial budget forum Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison.
· PSC telephone hearing
Oak Creek Water and Sewer Utility, 170 W. Drexel Ave., Oak Creek. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 4310-WR-104) Application of Oak Creek Water and Sewer Utility, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 9:30 a.m.
· Public Policy Forum, Milwaukee Rotary Club: Wisconsin’s Controversial Budget Bill, Two Years Later
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.
· Reps. Taylor, Loudenbeck, Sargent symposium on unaccompanied homeless youth
411 South, State Capitol. All are welcome to attend On Tuesday, March 12th from 1 – 3p.m. in Room 411 South, we will host a symposium on homeless youth in Wisconsin. The number of homeless youth living by themselves is skyrocketing in Wisconsin. Come hear service providers and advocates discuss this issue and the ramifications of it on our youth and communities. For more information contact: Rep. Taylor: 608-266-5342 Rep. Loudenbeck: 608-266-9967 Rep. Sargent: 608-266-0960 1 p.m.
· SPJ Milwaukee Sunshine Week discussion
Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. The Madison pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists shares this event information sponsored by the SPJ Milwaukee chapter: In honor of Sunshine Week, join SPJ Milwaukee-Pro for a panel of speakers who will discuss the importance of ethics and investigative reporting. Panelists to include: Greg Borowski, senior editor for projects and investigations at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and editor of the newspaper's PolitiFact Wisconsin site Eric Litke, Investigative Reporter for the Gannett Wisconsin Media Enterprise Team Bill Lueders, Money and Politics Project director with Wisconsin Watch COST: $10 SPJ members; $20 non-members (includes parking and appetizers) Advanced reservations are required. Email sschuster@spjmilwaukee.org before March 8, 2012. Cash and checks are accepted at the door (checks payable to SPJ Milwaukee-Pro). 6 p.m.
· Wisconsin AFL-CIO listening session
2260 Liatris Lane, McFarland. Wisconsin Workers Meet with Rep. Kahl to Discuss Jobs, Budget and Worker Rights (MILWAUKEE, WI) – Two years after Gov. Walker stripped public employees of their collective bargaining rights, Wisconsin union members are ramping up efforts to educate politicians and the larger community on working class issues and the role of middle class workers in the economy. In order to better connect legislators with working people across the state, workers are hosting a series of listening sessions at local businesses and kitchen tables across Wisconsin. Listening sessions are being held this week in McFarland, Wausau, La Crosse, Racine and Green Bay. The McFarland session will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12 at 2260 Liatris Lane, McFarland, WI, 53558. These informal sessions are a way to bring democracy to the people and better connect elected officials with workers in the area. Contact: Karen Hickey, 414-573-7579 6 p.m.

March 13
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Fallone for Supreme Court
The Bodega Brew Pub, 122 S. 4th St., La Crosse. Honorary Host Congressman Ron Kind in Wausau to support Ed Fallone for Wisconsin Supreme Court Suggested Contribution: $25 Sponsorship Levels: $500, $250, $100, $50 RSVP: brittani@falloneforjustice.com or (414) 979-9662 Fallone for Justice 4230 N. Oakland Ave, #164 Shorewood, WI 53211 www.falloneforjustice.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Ron Kind Molly Malone’s, 713 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C.
· RPW Wisconsin Night in D.C.
Barbour Griffith & Rogers LLC, The Homer Building, 11th Floor S., 601 13th St. NW, Washington, D.C. You are cordially invited to attend a reception in support of the Republican Party of Wisconsin With Hosts: Wisconsin Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos along with Assembly Majority Leader Rep. Scott Suder and Assistant Majority Leader Senator Glenn Grothman; and Joint Committee on Finance Members and Assembly and Senate Leadership $5,000 to Host $2,500 to Sponsor $1,000 per person to attend All PAC and Individual Donations are appreciated Please make checks payable to: Republican Party of Wisconsin-Federal Account 148 East Johnson Street Madison, WI 53703 Additional Details to Follow Please RSVP to Melanie Hubbard (608-279-1275) or Judi Rhodes (608-257-8035) or e-mail mhubbard@wisgop.org or jrhodes@wisgop.org 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics informational hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions committee meeting
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications public hearing
   Business Events
· MMAC Executive Roundtable Preview for Small Business
756 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 400, Milwaukee.
   Other
· Arts Day 2013
Concourse Hotel, Madison. Wisconsin's most important statewide conference of people, organizations, businesses and communities involved in the arts, arts education and creative economy Wisconsinites from the worlds of the arts, business, education, civic issues, politics, and government will meet and rally with Wisconsin's political leadership at Arts Day 2013, taking place on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at The Concourse Hotel and the State Capitol in downtown Madison. Wisconsin's bountiful and creative human, social and civic assets will lead the state to be a national and global leader in 21st century jobs, business, education, and quality of life. Now is the time for Wisconsin to put creativity to work. Investment in Wisconsin's creative infrastructure is all about investment in good jobs, 21st century education, engaged residents, and livable communities, and is directly tied to helping the state and all of its communities thrive. Arts Day 2013, produced by Arts Wisconsin, Wisconsin's community cultural development organization, features: The annual Arts Legislative Breakfast, 8:30-10:30 am, at The Concourse Hotel Speakers, panels and workshops on creative placemaking, arts and creative business incubator development, arts and cultural tourism, arts and creativity in education, and more The Rabin Youth Arts Awards presented by the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras Constituent meetings with legislators and administration officials, throughout the day Performances, exhibits and art-making with Wisconsin artists and performers, throughout the day. "Wisconsin's diverse and active arts industry will come together on Arts Day 2013 to demonstrate the power and value of the arts and creativity to the state's future," says Debra Karp, Arts Wisconsin Board President. "Arts Day will shine a spotlight on Wisconsin's amazing arts sector and great opportunities ahead in creative business development, education for the 21st century, civic engagement and community vitality. Expanding participation and investment in the arts, education, and creative economy is key to growth and success for Wisconsin, its people and its communities." Arts Day sponsoring partners currently include Arts Wisconsin, Footlights, Inc., The Mill Paper and Book Arts Center of Rhinelander, Ward-Brodt Music of Madison, Wisconsin Music Educators Association, and Wisconsin School Music Association. For more information about Arts Day and the arts and creativity at work throughout Wisconsin, contact Arts Wisconsin, 608 255 8316 | akatz@artswisconsin.org | www.artswisconsin.org. 8:30 a.m.
· Gov. Walker signs “Wisconsin Fast Forward” legislation
1 p.m. Jay Manufacturing Oshkosh Inc., Manufacturing Floor, 2045 W. 20th Ave., Oshkosh. 3:30 p.m. GOEX Corporation, Manufacturing Floor, 2532 Foster Ave., Janesville. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Walker will sign “Wisconsin Fast Forward” legislation at two locations across the state. Governor Walker will officially sign the legislation in Oshkosh followed by a ceremonial signing in Janesville. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 1 p.m.
· Madison Rotary Club: UW Nelson Institute Director Paul Robbins
Monona Terrace, Madison.
· Milwaukee Bar Association Circuit Court Branch 45 forum
Milwaukee Bar Association, 424 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. JUDICIAL CANDIDATES TO MEET IN MILWAUKEE BAR ASSOCIATION FORUM FORUM TO FEATURE MILWAUKEE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CANDIDATES Milwaukee, WI –March 7, 2013 The Milwaukee Bar Association will host a judicial forum for the candidates seeking election to Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 45. Candidates for Branch 45 include incumbent Rebecca Bradley and Janet Protasiewicz. Unopposed incumbent candidate William Pocan, Branch 26, will be in attendance, as will Dave Swanson, unopposed candidate seeking election to Branch 11. Both unopposed candidates will not directly participate in the forum. The forum is open to MBA members and the general public. The forum format will allow for audience questions submitted to the moderator. “The Milwaukee Bar Association takes great pride in serving the interests of lawyers, judges and the people of Milwaukee County,” says James D. Temmer, Executive Director of the MBA. “This forum provides an opportunity for all of our constituents to familiarize themselves with the judicial candidates and to be informed voters when they go to the polls on April 2.” Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 45 candidates: Rebecca Bradley, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 45 (incumbent) Janet Protasiewicz, Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney About the Milwaukee Bar Association Established in 1858, the Milwaukee Bar Association is the fifth oldest bar association in the country. The MBA aids in the administration of justice, promotes high standards of learning and professional conduct, provides opportunities for law-related community service and fosters collegiality within the legal community. For more information, visit www.milwbar.org. 12 p.m.
· UW-Madison chancellor candidates public reception
Mead Witter Lobby, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison.
· WASB Day at the Capitol
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· WASB press conference
Monona Terrace Convention Center, Community Room, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. The Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) will hold a special press conference on Wednesday, March 13 at 1 pm at the Monona Terrace Community Room to address education proposals introduced by Gov. Walker as part of the 2013-15 State Budget. School board members will discuss how proposals like expansion of the state school voucher program and the creation of a state charter school authorizing board would affect their students and communities. Speakers include: Mike Blecha, First Vice-President of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, Green Bay Area School Board Brenda Warren, School Board President, Green Bay Area School Board; Susan Fox, School Board President, Monona Grove School District; Mary Arnold, School Board President, Columbus School District; and Tony Evers, State Superintendent. The Press Conference will take place after a debate between State Superintendent candidates Tony Evers and challenger Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford). Media is invited to attend the debate, which begins at Noon, Wednesday, March 13, also at the Monona Terrace. Contact: John Ashley Phone: 608-257-2622 1 p.m.

March 14
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Fallone for Supreme Court
Home of Chuck and Ginny Jordan, 1415 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire. Suggested Contribution: $25 Sponsorship Levels: $500, $250, $100, $50 RSVP: brittani@falloneforjustice.com or (414) 979-9662 Fallone for Justice 4230 N. Oakland Ave, #164 Shorewood, WI 53211 www.falloneforjustice.com 5:30 p.m.
· Luncheon honoring N.J. Gov. Chris Christie
The Wisconsin Club, 900 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Governor Scott Walker & First Lady Tonette Walker invite you to a luncheon honoring Governor Chris Christie 11:00 a.m. Host Reception -- $3,800 per person/couple 11:30 a.m. Photo Reception -- $1,000 per person/couple 12:00 p.m. Noon Luncheon -- $250 per person For additional information or to RSVP contact: Mary Stitt @ 262.268.6859 – marystitt@wi.rr.com Nicole Davidman Drewniak @ 908.243.0013 – Nicole@christiefornj.com Elise Dietsch @ 908.243.0013 – elise@christiefornj.com Bill Palatucci @ 908.347.3911 – wpalatucci@gmail.com Please make checks payable to: Chris Christie for Governor, Inc. and mail to P.O. Box 990, Edison, NY 08817 **Chris Christie for Governor can accept contributions with a limit of $3,800 per election from individuals, corporations, and PACs 11 a.m.
· Reception for AG J.B. Van Hollen
Envi Ultra Lounge, 316 Main St., Racine. Host levels: $1,000, $500, & $250 Attendees: $50 per person PAC contributions are welcome. Please make checks payable to: Van Hollen for Attorney General Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs public hearing
   Business Events
· MMAC Business After Hours Trade Show
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee.
· MMAC presents "Charting the Course"
HUDSON Business Lounge, 310 E. Buffalo St., Milwaukee.
· MMSD, City of Milwaukee Business Development Training Program
· Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek constuction law webinar
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT: Preventing and Responding to Employment Issues in the Construction Workplace This webinar will focus on employee challenges to employer actions, such as discrimination, wage and hour claims, grievances from employees and unions regarding work assignment, responding to challenges of harassment by employees, and collective bargaining challenges. Presenters: Thomas Godar, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.; and David Bohl, AGC of Wisconsin http://www.whdlaw.com/EventDetail.aspx?eventID=591 Pricing: AGC Corporate General Contractor/CM: Complimentary AGC Associate Member rate: $20/unit or $100/series Non-member rate: $30/unit or $175/series Contact: Kim Jalalian kjalalian@agc-gm.org 414-778-4100 12 p.m.
   Other
· DPI Superintendent Evers visits La Casa de Esperanza 410 Arcadian Ave., Waukesha.
· Gov. Walker attends ribbon cutting ceremony
Premium Waters Inc., Bottling Warehouse, 2500 Olson Drive, Chippewa Falls. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Walker will deliver remarks at a ribbon cutting ceremony at Premium Waters, Inc. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 2:45 p.m.
· Greater Milwaukee Foundation Match Day U.S. Bank Center Galleria, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation
Pfister Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Awards Highlight Unsung Heroes Transforming the Central City 4:30-5:15 VIP Toast for Sponsors and Finalists 5:30-7:00pm Awards Presentations and Dinner 7:00-8:30pm Dessert Reception and Celebration Winners of the 14th Annual Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation, or MANDI Awards, will be announced at a gala event at the Pfister Hotel, Thursday, March 14th. The MANDI Awards are hosted by LISC Milwaukee (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) with sponsorship from U.S. Bank. 700 guests including corporate leaders, neighborhood development groups, and government officials will attend the sold-out event honoring extraordinary efforts to revitalize Milwaukee’s central city neighborhoods. Presenters include: Vivian King, Director of Consumer Media Relations from Roundy’s Supermarkets; Mayor Tom Barrett; LISC Board Chair Catherine Madden; Lisa Glover, Executive VP from US Bank; Patricia Rogers from Dominican Center for Women; Eugene Manzanet, Vice President from PNC Bank; Thad McGrew, Manager Emerging Markets from Brewers Community Foundation; Jill Haupt, Vice President from BMO Harris Bank; Jamie Reeve III, Vice President from Northern Trust; Joy Shreder, Area Vice President from State Farm; Barbara Markoff, Community Affairs Manager from US Bank; and Leo Ries, Executive Director from LISC Milwaukee. Many other corporate and public sector leaders will attend. Honorees include: 29th and Burnham Park, Brown Street Academy Schoolyard Greening, Washington Park, ACTS Housing, La Causa, Inc, Progressive Community Health Centers, Charlotte John-Gomez, Jim Godsil, Welford Sanders, Common Ground-Milwaukee Rising, Our Next Generation’s Outbound Learning Program, Select Milwaukee’s Promoting Financial Literacy through Homeownership Program, Mitchell Street Market Lofts, National Avenue Lofts, The Clock Shadow Building, Urban Ecology Center Menomonee Valley, and ManpowerGroup. LISC Milwaukee: LISC Milwaukee transforms distressed urban neighborhoods into healthy communities of choice and opportunity—great places to work, do business and raise children. LISC mobilizes corporate, government and philanthropic resources on behalf of local neighborhoods, providing loans, grants and equity investments, policy support, and technical and management assistance to achieve their goals. CONTACT: Dawn Hutchison-Weiss, 414-273-1815 x25, or dweiss@lisc.org 4:30 p.m.
· PSC informational hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Flambeau River Room, Madison. (Docket 5-GF-231) Investigation into the Provision of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Services in the State of Wisconsin 10:30 a.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· UW-Madison Chancellor Search and Screen Committee
6021 S. Highlands Ave., Madison.
· WISDOM rally
Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave., Madison.

March 15
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Fallone for Supreme Court
Home of Mary Lynne Donahue, 418 St. Claire Ave., Sheboygan. Suggested Contribution: $25 Sponsorship Levels: $500, $250, $100, $50 RSVP: brittani@falloneforjustice.com or (414) 979-9662 Fallone for Justice 4230 N. Oakland Ave, #164 Shorewood, WI 53211 www.falloneforjustice.com 4:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· UWM "Defining Markets" conference
UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. UWM conference forecasts the markets MILWAUKEE – More than a dozen leading investment officers will offer insights into the U.S. economy and financial markets, including the international outlook, at a conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) on Friday, March 15. “Defining Markets: 2013 Outlook Conference” runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor Ballroom of the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. The event, which moves to the second-floor Wisconsin Room after lunch, is hosted by the UWM Lubar School of Business and its Investment Management Certificate Program (IMCP). “This is a high-quality educational program for investment officers, corporate managers, financial planners and others interested in major issues impacting the economy and business for the next year and beyond,” says IMCP director Kevin Spellman. Speakers will include: · William Delwiche, investment strategist, Robert W. Baird & Co. · John Byrnes, executive chairman of the board and president, Mason Wells Funds · Teresa Kong, portfolio manager, Matthews International Capital Management LLC One of the concurrent sessions, “Best Investment Ideas,” will feature Michael Holt, director of equity research, North America, Morningstar Inc., and Bill Nasgovitz, founder, president and portfolio manager, Heartland Advisors Inc. Sponsors include ACG Wisconsin, CFA Society Milwaukee, Robert W. Baird & Co., Dana Investment Advisors and the Financial Planning Association of Southern Wisconsin. Register at: http://www4.uwm.edu/business/gps_epay/outlook/index.cfm?a1=edit. CONTACT: Kevin Spellman, 608-334-2110, spellman@uwm.edu 8 a.m.
   Other
· DOT press conference
Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton. New Zero In Wisconsin smart phone app will help those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to drive sober In time for the St. Patrick’s holiday weekend, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is launching a new smart phone app to help motorists drive sober. As part of the Zero In Wisconsin traffic safety campaign, the new “Drive Sober” app includes a blood alcohol estimator, designated driver selector, GPS-based find a safe ride home function, and other features to help motorists prevent a drunken driving arrest or—even worse—a tragic crash. A free download of the app is available online by visiting www.zeroinwisconsin.gov. To demonstrate the new app and highlight law enforcement initiatives to combat drunken driving this weekend, a news conference will be held. SPEAKERS: o Wisconsin State Patrol Maj. Sandra Huxtable, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety. o Representatives of local law enforcement agencies have been invited. After the speakers, there will be a demonstration of the new Drive Sober app by pro BMX biker Roland “Rollie” Flasch and pro snowmobiler J.J. Flairty, who performed amazing acrobatic stunts in the Zero In Wisconsin TV messages. For more information, contact: Steve Olson, WisDOT Office of Public Affairs (work) (608) 261-5896 (cell) (608) 886-8790 steven.olson@dot.wi.gov 11 a.m.
· UW-Madison Chancellor Search and Screen Committee
19th Floor Conference Room, Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
· UWM Women Leaders Conference
Pfister Hotel, Milwaukee. UWM Offers Brand New Incentive to Follow the Leaders Social Giveaways Set to Build Anticipation for March 15 Women Leaders Conference Milwaukee, WI - February 27, 2013 - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will hold their annual Women Leaders Conference on Friday, March 15 at the Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee. The event kicks off at 9am and includes renowned keynote speakers, inspirational breakout sessions and valuable networking - and this year, the networking will begin early, online. In the weeks leading up to the conference, the UWM School of Continuing Education will be randomly selecting men and women to reward for ‘Following the Leaders.’ The Women Leaders’ LinkedIn connections, Facebook fans and Twitter followers are all eligible for prizes ranging from autographed books from our speakers to Neroli gift packages to Southwest Airline tickets. Connecting online also grants access to exclusive offers, updates, photos and videos from the event. Last year the conference sold out and this year, Conference Director Jan Allen expects the same. “The networking opportunity alone is a huge draw for this event,” Allen explains. “Whether it’s a fellow LinkedIn connection, a speaker that strikes a chord or a conversation with someone sitting next to you, you’re bound to relate to something or someone and in turn, learn and grow from the experience.” Law professor, author and speaker, Anita Hill will get things started as the morning keynote speaker. Bonnie St. John, Olympian, amputee, Rhodes scholar, former White House official and author, will share her story during the lunch presentation and many local and national women are set to lead concurrent sessions throughout the day. For more information on speakers, details and all of the latest announcements, visit sce-womenleaders.uwm.edu. Contact: Briena Jacob, jacobb@uwm.edu, 414-227-3305 9 a.m.

March 16
   Other
· Voces de la Frontera forum
Bucketworks, 706 S. 5th St., Milwaukee. Voces de la Frontera to Host Organizing Forum for Fair Immigration Reform, As Part of National Week of Action Hundreds expected to participate in grassroots community training In coordination with national actions around the country this week to highlight the urgent need for an immigration reform bill with a path to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented people in the US, Voces de la Frontera and Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) are hosting community organizing trainings in Milwaukee this Saturday, March 16th (and in Racine, on Friday March 21st). As Congress and the President work to draft an immigration reform bill, Voces membership has been organizing ongoing outreach to Wisconsin elected officials such as Senator Ron Johnson and Congressman Paul Ryan - asking them to support legislation with a path to citizenship. In addition, this training is intended to provide the necessary organizing tools to the Latino community to advance a bill that respects the dignity of immigrant families in Wisconsin. At the event, tool kits will be provided for participants to organize their friends and family to speak to elected officials, and prepare for upcoming events including a national march in Washington DC on April 10th, as well as Milwaukee's annual May 1st march. Erika Sanchez, a member of Youth Empowered in the Struggle, and senior at Saint Joan Antida High School in Milwaukee, explains the importance of Saturday's event: "This training is an opportunity to organize our community to fight for a bill that could truly change our lives. As an undocumented student who has spent most of my life here, my friends and I will not let this moment pass without doing all we can to help our families, and bring forward the kind of reform that we've needed for so long." Voces de la Frontera's 2013 platform for fair immigration reform can now be found here. Contact: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331, joe@vdlf.org 11 a.m.

March 17
   Fundraisers
· Meet and greet for Judge Rebecca St. John
Home of Farrah and Nicholas Rifelj, 1708 Bellewood Drive, Waunakee. Please join Farrah & Nicholas Rifelj Eve & Eric Pollock Bill White For a Meet and Greet with Dane County Judge Rebecca St. John Suggested Donation: $25; All donations gratefully accepted For more information campaign@judgerebeccastjohn.org 608/206-1818 3 p.m.

March 18
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Fallone for Supreme Court
MOCT, 240 E. Pittsburgh Ave., Milwaukee. Join Honorary Host Mayor Tom Barrett, and Senator Tim Carpenter in Milwaukee to support Ed Fallone for Wisconsin Supreme Court Suggested Contribution: $50 Sponsorship Levels: $1000, $500, $250, $100 RSVP: lund@ falloneforjustice.com or (414) 531-2042 Fallone for Justice 4230 N. Oakland Ave, #164 Shorewood, WI 53211 www.falloneforjustice.com 5:30 p.m.
· U.S. Rep. Tom Petri annual Wisconsin Brat Fry
430 First St. SE, Washington, D.C. Congressman Tom Petri, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Education and the Workforce Committee Invites You To His Annual Wisconsin Brat Fry $2500 Host • $1000 Sponsor • $500 Supporter • $200 Friend Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Tom Petri Committee FEC ID: C00107003 c/o Carole Goeas and Associates, LLC • 1707 Prince Street, #5 • Alexandria, VA 22314 RSVP to Julie @ 703-684-8328 or Julie@GoeasAssociates.com 5 p.m.
   Other
· Common Cause in Wisconsin public forum
Beloit College, Science Center Atrium, 801 Pleasant St., Beloit.
· WARA press conference
Concourse Hotel, Grand Ball Room, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans to Detail Impact of Sequester on Wisconsin Seniors, Call on Congress to Protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Meals on Wheels, transportation services and senior heating assistance all impacted by sequestration (MADISON, WI) – On Monday, March 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the 2nd floor Grand Ballroom of the Madison Concourse Hotel over 100 delegates of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans will host a media event to call for the repeal of the sequestration and for the protection of Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare from benefit cuts. Across the board cuts, known as sequestration, went into effect on March 1 and will cost 750,000 jobs nationwide and cut $98,421,100 in non-defense funding for critical programs in Wisconsin. Cuts will impact seniors who depend on Meals on Wheels, transportation services to perform vital tasks like going to the doctor and by impacting the Social Security Administration (SSA) which administers Social Security benefits. Nationally, SSA office hours have been slashed by 23 percent and in-person meetings and telephone interviews have been significantly delayed - these changes have been felt in cities and towns across Wisconsin. Since November, working families across Wisconsin and the country have been mobilizing to prevent Congress from making cuts to essential services working families depend on like Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security benefits. Working families are calling on Congress to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street pay their fair share and to close tax loopholes for corporations and the rich. The Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans provides public education and advocacy on state and federal issues and programs affecting current and future retirees. Contact: Billy Feitlinger, 608-239-5384 10 a.m.

March 19
   Fundraisers
· ADCC fundraiser
The Best Place, Historic Pabst Brewery, 901 W. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee. Please Join State Representative Sandy Pasch Assistant Democratic Leader For an event to support the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee Sponsorships Levels: Host-$1000 Sponsor-$500 Friend-$250 Suggested Contribution-$50 For sponsorships or to RSVP, contact Joel Gratz at 608-258-9225 or email joelg@wisdems.org 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Fallone for Supreme Court
Merchant, 121 S. Pinckney St., Madison. Honorary hosts Former Senator Russ Feingold, Senator Mark Miller, Senator Fred Risser, Rep. Andy Jorgensen, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk, and Former Rep. Spencer Black Suggested Contribution: $50 Sponsorship levels: $1000, $500, $250, $100 RSVP: brittani@falloneforjustice.com or (414) 979-9662 Fallone for Justice 4230 N. Oakland Ave, #164 Shorewood, WI 53211 www.falloneforjustice.com 4:30 p.m.
· Spring reception for U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
Tortilla Coast, 400 First St. SE, Washington, D.C. A Spring Reception for Congresswoman Gwen Moore, WI-4; Committee on Financial Services and Committee on the Budget Sponsorship Levels: PAC Host: $2,500 PAC Guest/Individual Host: $1,00 Individual Guest: $250 Make contributions payable to: Moore for Congress P.O. Box 16646, Milwaukee, WI 53216 For more information, contact Chris Trull @ 337.377.5857 (cell)/202.741.7213 (office) or chris@christrullfundraising.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection committee meeting
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on International Trade and Commerce informational hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Finance briefing
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· MMSD, City of Milwaukee Business Development Training Program
· WIN-Madison
   Other
· Educational Approval Board 3rd floor conference room, 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison.
· Gov. Walker visits manufacturing company
MEGTEC Systems Inc., Manufacturing Floor, 830 Prosper St., De Pere. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will continue the Forward Manufacturing Tour at MEGTEC Systems, Inc. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 2:30 p.m.
· On the Issues: The Marquette Law School March Poll
· PSC telephone hearing
Village Hall, 1001 Main St., Junction City. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2780-WR-101) Application of the Junction City Water Utility, Portage County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Public Policy Forum/Milwaukee Rotary Club: Wisconsin’s Controversial Budget Bill, Two Years Later: School District Perspective
· Reach Out Wisconsin mining discussion Babe’s Sports Grill, Madison.
· Wisconsin Technical College System Board
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Manufacturing Education Center, 2320 Alpine Road, Eau Claire.
· WRWA 25th annual technical conference
KI Center, Green Bay. Wisconsin Rural Water Association is hosting its 25th Annual Technical Conference. Over 1000 Professionals from the drinking and wastewater industry will gather March 19-22 at the KI Center in Green Bay to celebrate this year’s theme, “A New Beginning.” Attendees will have 177 exhibitor booths to explore. The conference features training sessions on a variety of current topics. There will be regulation updates from the Public Service Commission and DNR on drinking and wastewater systems.  Water System of the Year and other awards will be presented to members who have shown a high level of dedication and service. Winners will be announced from the statewide poster contest for first thru sixth graders with the theme, “My role in protecting water.” Communities will compete for the best tasting water and most attractive water towers in the state. At the conference, the Village of Prairie du Sac will be recognized for receiving the Gold Medal award for the best tasting water in the nation during the Great American Water Taste Test. The national contest was held on February 13th at the Rural Water Rally in Washington, D.C. Wisconsin Rural Water Association was formed in 1987 to provide training and support to drinking and wastewater industry members in Wisconsin. WRWA works cooperatively with state and federal organizations to improve and preserve water quality in Wisconsin. This conference brings together business and industry members to exchange ideas and renew commitments to provide quality drinking water and protect the environment. The Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA) is a non-profit organization of rural and small water and wastewater systems. Its mission: To assist water/wastewater systems improve and preserve the quality and quantity of water resources in the State of Wisconsin”. WRWA is the largest utility member association in Wisconsin. www.wrwa.org Contact: Ken M. Blomberg at 715-344-7778 – ken@wrwa.org 8:30 a.m.

March 20
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Protasiewicz for Judge The Hamilton, 823 E. Hamilton St., Milwaukee.
· Reception for 98th AD candidate Adam Neylon
Brocach, 7 W. Main St., Madison. With Special Guest Speaker Robin Vos Host Levels: $500 Gold Sponsor $250 Silver Sponsor $100 Suggested Contribution PAC contributions accepted Please make checks payable to Adam Neylon for Assembly 294 Meadowcreek Ct. #4, Pewaukee, WI 53072 For questions or to RSVP, please contact Melanie Hubbard @ 608.279.1275 or mhubbard@wisgop.org 5 p.m.
· Reception in support of Sen. Kathleen Vinehout
Madison's, 119 King St., Madison. $1,000 Host $500 Sponsor $250 Friend PAC Accepted 5 p.m.
· Shawn Pfaff for Mayor March Madness campaign event
Fitchburg location TBD. 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry informational hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on State and Local Finance committee meeting
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on State and Local Finance public hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Government Accountability Board
Risser Justice Center, 120 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison.
· Joint Committee on Finance briefing
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· FUEL Milwaukee Leadership Luncheon
Milwaukee Art Museum, Quadracci Suite, 700 Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee.
· WIN-Northeast
   Other
· Marquette Law School presents "Charter Schools: Assessing the Present, Looking to the Future"
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University, Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon: Sue Black
· PSC hearing
610 N. Whitney Way., Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 3720-WI-102) Investigation of Milwaukee Water Works Economic Development Rate on the Commission's Own Motion 1 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Realtor & Government Day
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Wisconsin Technical College System Board
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Manufacturing Education Center, 2320 Alpine Road, Eau Claire.
· WRWA 25th annual technical conference
KI Center, Green Bay. Wisconsin Rural Water Association is hosting its 25th Annual Technical Conference. Over 1000 Professionals from the drinking and wastewater industry will gather March 19-22 at the KI Center in Green Bay to celebrate this year’s theme, “A New Beginning.” Attendees will have 177 exhibitor booths to explore. The conference features training sessions on a variety of current topics. There will be regulation updates from the Public Service Commission and DNR on drinking and wastewater systems.  Water System of the Year and other awards will be presented to members who have shown a high level of dedication and service. Winners will be announced from the statewide poster contest for first thru sixth graders with the theme, “My role in protecting water.” Communities will compete for the best tasting water and most attractive water towers in the state. At the conference, the Village of Prairie du Sac will be recognized for receiving the Gold Medal award for the best tasting water in the nation during the Great American Water Taste Test. The national contest was held on February 13th at the Rural Water Rally in Washington, D.C. Wisconsin Rural Water Association was formed in 1987 to provide training and support to drinking and wastewater industry members in Wisconsin. WRWA works cooperatively with state and federal organizations to improve and preserve water quality in Wisconsin. This conference brings together business and industry members to exchange ideas and renew commitments to provide quality drinking water and protect the environment. The Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA) is a non-profit organization of rural and small water and wastewater systems. Its mission: To assist water/wastewater systems improve and preserve the quality and quantity of water resources in the State of Wisconsin”. WRWA is the largest utility member association in Wisconsin. www.wrwa.org Contact: Ken M. Blomberg at 715-344-7778 – ken@wrwa.org 9 a.m.

March 21
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice committee meeting
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Government Accountability Board
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
· Joint Committee on Finance briefing
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· WIN-Milwaukee
   Other
· Keep Families First press conference
Senate Parlor, State Capitol. As the 25th Anniversary of Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act Approaches, CHILDREN TO SHARE SUCCESS STORIES CELEBRATING WI FMLA, ASK STATE LEGISLATORS TO PROTECT, EXPAND THE LAW MADISON, WI—On Thursday, a group of children from cities and towns across Wisconsin will travel to the state capital to share with state legislators success stories of how their parents and they have benefited from Wisconsin’s Family and Medical Leave Act (WI FMLA) – and to ask their elected leaders to protect the more generous provisions of the state’s law and to work to expand it. Noah Michelson, who in 1988 as a nine-year-old cancer survivor was part of the children’s lobby that helped win WI FMLA, will be introducing the children this Thursday. Passed with bipartisan support and signed by Republican Governor Tommy Thompson 25 years ago, the WI FMLA was the nation’s second state family and medical leave law, and the first to specify that employees could substitute any paid time they’d accrued for the unpaid leave. While tens of thousands of Wisconsin families have used the law, many others are still excluded. Momentum for policies that keep families first is growing nationwide. Broad coalitions across the country are advancing policies like paid sick days and family and medical leave insurance. Like the WI FMLA, these measures boost the economy by helping workers keep their families afloat during a serious illness or a birth, and by protecting Americans’ jobs and paychecks when they need to take a day to care for a sick child or recover from the flu. In 2002 California became the first state to implement a Paid Family Leave (PFL) program, followed in 2009 by New Jersey. The programs have been enormously successful, with 1.4 million claims filed in California and 100,000 filed in New Jersey since their implementation, along with high levels of support among business owners and workers. Washington State, New York, and Rhode Island are actively considering paid family leave programs. CONTACT: Dana Schultz, dana@9to5.org, Office: 414-274-0920, Cell: 715-432-4971 12 p.m.
· Nelson Institute Community Environmental Forum
· PSC telephone hearing
Bangor Municipal Utility, 106 15th Ave. North, Bangor. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 350-ER-106) Application of the Village of Bangor, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, as an Electric Public Utility, for Authority to Change Electric Rate 3:30 p.m.
· UW-Madison: 10th Annual Education Policy Studies Conference
· WCCF Advocate and Lobby for Kids Day
First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave., Madison.
· WRWA 25th annual technical conference
KI Center, Green Bay. Wisconsin Rural Water Association is hosting its 25th Annual Technical Conference. Over 1000 Professionals from the drinking and wastewater industry will gather March 19-22 at the KI Center in Green Bay to celebrate this year’s theme, “A New Beginning.” Attendees will have 177 exhibitor booths to explore. The conference features training sessions on a variety of current topics. There will be regulation updates from the Public Service Commission and DNR on drinking and wastewater systems.  Water System of the Year and other awards will be presented to members who have shown a high level of dedication and service. Winners will be announced from the statewide poster contest for first thru sixth graders with the theme, “My role in protecting water.” Communities will compete for the best tasting water and most attractive water towers in the state. At the conference, the Village of Prairie du Sac will be recognized for receiving the Gold Medal award for the best tasting water in the nation during the Great American Water Taste Test. The national contest was held on February 13th at the Rural Water Rally in Washington, D.C. Wisconsin Rural Water Association was formed in 1987 to provide training and support to drinking and wastewater industry members in Wisconsin. WRWA works cooperatively with state and federal organizations to improve and preserve water quality in Wisconsin. This conference brings together business and industry members to exchange ideas and renew commitments to provide quality drinking water and protect the environment. The Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA) is a non-profit organization of rural and small water and wastewater systems. Its mission: To assist water/wastewater systems improve and preserve the quality and quantity of water resources in the State of Wisconsin”. WRWA is the largest utility member association in Wisconsin. www.wrwa.org Contact: Ken M. Blomberg at 715-344-7778 – ken@wrwa.org 8 a.m.

March 22
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Sen. Bob Jauch Vintage Italian Pizza, Superior.
   Other
· 66th Alice in Dairyland finalists announcement
Fox Valley Technical College, Room 136, 1200 E. Chestnut St., Chilton.
· Former Gov. Doyle addresses Young Lawyers Leadership Conference
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. Doyle, Legal Community Prime Young Lawyers for Leadership Roles, Careers in Service Madison, WI – Former Governor Jim Doyle will give a keynote address on “Leadership, the Law and Public Service” to the next generation of leaders in the legal profession, as part of the 4th Annual Young Lawyers Leadership Conference in Madison on March 22. The Young Lawyers Leadership Conference, hosted by the State Bar’s Young Lawyers Division, will focus on fostering the knowledge, skills and motivation new lawyers need to become active members in the State Bar, local bar associations, and other public service organizations. In conjunction with the conference, the State Bar is also hosting its first Leadership Development Summit. Twenty-six new lawyers, nominated by legal professionals from throughout the state, were asked to take part in the summit. Doyle, along with the other presenters, will encourage conference and summit participants to invest in their careers by taking on leadership roles and actively engaging in volunteerism. Prior to serving as Wisconsin’s 44th governor, Doyle served as Wisconsin’s attorney general and as Dane County District Attorney. He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1972. Doyle is currently serving as a Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. CONTACT: Andrea Gage, J.D. (608) 250-6025 agage@wisbar.org 12 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Super Steel LLC
7900 W. Tower Ave., Milwaukee. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will continue the Forward Manufacturing Tour at Super Steel, LLC in Milwaukee. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 9:25 a.m.
· Supreme Court candidate debate State Bar Center, 5302 Eastpark Blvd., Madison.
· UW-Madison: 10th Annual Education Policy Studies Conference
· VDLF press conference
Federal Building, 517 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Immigrant Rights Groups Blast Senate for Missing Deadline to Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill National Coalition to Keep Heat on Congress, President During Easter Recess (MILWAUKEE) — On Friday Voces de la Frontera will hold a press conference and rally at the Milwaukee Federal Building, asking why Senator Ron Johnson and the U.S. Senate missed the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) coalition’s deadline of March 21st to introduce a comprehensive immigration reform bill that contains a path to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented people in the US. The rally is one of many similar actions to be held around the US organized by FIRM, the coalition of the largest immigrant rights groups in the country. Voces de la Frontera and our national allies will keep pressure on the House, Senate and President Obama during their Easter recess break with visits to their home congressional offices, town hall meetings, prayer vigils, protests and acts of civil disobedience. “We will use the power we showed during last year’s election cycle to get a bill passed that includes a path to citizenship for all 11 million, and keeps families together,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera. “Every day that passes, 1,100 people are separated from their families through deportation,” Neumann-Ortiz said. “That will amount to 20,000 families during Easter recess who are torn apart. Those families need relief now.” Contact: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331 11 a.m.
· WRWA 25th annual technical conference
KI Center, Green Bay. Wisconsin Rural Water Association is hosting its 25th Annual Technical Conference. Over 1000 Professionals from the drinking and wastewater industry will gather March 19-22 at the KI Center in Green Bay to celebrate this year’s theme, “A New Beginning.” Attendees will have 177 exhibitor booths to explore. The conference features training sessions on a variety of current topics. There will be regulation updates from the Public Service Commission and DNR on drinking and wastewater systems.  Water System of the Year and other awards will be presented to members who have shown a high level of dedication and service. Winners will be announced from the statewide poster contest for first thru sixth graders with the theme, “My role in protecting water.” Communities will compete for the best tasting water and most attractive water towers in the state. At the conference, the Village of Prairie du Sac will be recognized for receiving the Gold Medal award for the best tasting water in the nation during the Great American Water Taste Test. The national contest was held on February 13th at the Rural Water Rally in Washington, D.C. Wisconsin Rural Water Association was formed in 1987 to provide training and support to drinking and wastewater industry members in Wisconsin. WRWA works cooperatively with state and federal organizations to improve and preserve water quality in Wisconsin. This conference brings together business and industry members to exchange ideas and renew commitments to provide quality drinking water and protect the environment. The Wisconsin Rural Water Association (WRWA) is a non-profit organization of rural and small water and wastewater systems. Its mission: To assist water/wastewater systems improve and preserve the quality and quantity of water resources in the State of Wisconsin”. WRWA is the largest utility member association in Wisconsin. www.wrwa.org Contact: Ken M. Blomberg at 715-344-7778 – ken@wrwa.org 8 a.m.
· WWIG presents "An evening with Jill Geisler" Von Briesen & Roper, 411 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

March 23
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Sen. Bob Jauch Hotel Chequamegon, Ashland.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Bob Jauch Lehman's Supper Club, Rice Lake.
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference

March 24
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Pocan kicks off mail delivery rally
Main Post Office, 3902 Milwaukee St., Madison. Pocan to Kick-off Rally to Protect Saturday Mail Delivery MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will kick-off a rally on Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. CT, for the National Day of Action by supporters of the U.S. Postal Service to mobilize public support for Saturday delivery service. Postmaster General Patrick Donahue announced in early February that the USPS would end six-day ground mail delivery. While Pocan agrees with the Postmaster General that legislative reform is urgently needed to help the USPS meet 21st century customer needs, he believes this reform should not come at the cost of citizens who rely on a six-day delivery schedule for critical services. In response, Pocan has co-sponsored The Postal Service Protection Act of 2013, which maintains the six-day service schedule and gives USPS the ability to reform its funding structure for employee pensions. Contact: Samuel Lau 202-225-2906 2 p.m.

March 25
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for for Judge Rebecca Bradley
Polish Center, 6941 S. 68th St., Franklin. Suggested Donation $25 per person Hosts Levels $1,000, $500, $250 RSVP to 414-939-6485 or JudgeRebeccaBradley@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
   Other
· MPC Newsmaker Luncheon: Justice Pat Roggensack
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.

March 26
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for for Judge Rebecca Bradley
Water Street Brewery, 1101 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Suggested Donation $25 per person Hosts Levels $1,000, $500, $250 RSVP to 414-939-6485 or JudgeRebeccaBradley@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
· Kick-off spring reception for U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan
The Fountain Restaurant, 122 State St., Madison. To host or sponsor the event, please call (608) 492-2259 Host: $1,000 | Supporter: $250 | Sponsor: $500 | Friend: $100 Suggested Contribution: $50 Please make checks payable to: Pocan for Congress RSVP to: rachelle@pocanforcongress.com or (608) 492-2259 RSVP online at www.pocanforcongress.com/springkickoff 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Joint Committee on Finance briefing
412 East, State Capitol.
· Joint Legislative Audit Committee public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development and Local Government & Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development and Local Government informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health and Human Services public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: UWM Chancellor Michael Lovell
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is dynamically growing in new and innovative ways that are not limited to its traditional home on Milwaukee’s East Side. The university’s expansion projects throughout the metro area, enrollment initiatives beyond the boundaries of Wisconsin and academic growth online all signal a new era for Wisconsin’s second-largest university. Michael R. Lovell, who became UWM’s eighth chancellor in 2011, will share the story of the university’s recent successes and plans for the future. 12 p.m.
   Other
· Dane County Bar Association Supreme Court forum
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. 12 p.m.
· GMCC Eggs & Issues: U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.
· Gov. Walker visits Wausau Container Corp.
8000 Highland Drive, Wausau. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will continue the Forward Manufacturing Tour at Wausau Container Corporation in Wausau. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 2:40 p.m.

March 27
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for for Judge Rebecca Bradley
Bravo! Cucina Italiana, 5689 N. Bayshore Drive, Glendale. Suggested Donation $25 per person Hosts Levels $1,000, $500, $250 RSVP to 414-939-6485 or JudgeRebeccaBradley@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Children and Families informational hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Children and Families public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions informational hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage committee meeting
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Mental Health public hearing
Theda Clark Medical Center, Memorial Conference Room, 130 2nd St., Neenah.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Natural Resources Board
· Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· IRS, SBA small business forum
Internal Revenue Service, 211 W. Wisconsin Ave., Room 208, Milwaukee. SMALL BUSINESS/SELF EMPLOYED DIVISION The Internal Revenue Service in association with the Small Business Administration cordially invites you to attend the SMALL BUSINESS FORUM Registration & Networking: 8:30 a.m. Meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP to Joan Jeselun via e-mail at Joan.A.Jeselun@irs.gov Or call 414-231-2156 The Small Business Forum is an excellent opportunity for organizations representing the small business/self-employed taxpayer to receive the most current small business information from the IRS, Small Business Administration, and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Representatives from each organization will also have the ability to network with each other and elevate their concerns and issues to us. Please see the attached agenda for more information. 8:30 a.m.
   Other
· Insight 2013
Country Springs Hotel Grand Ballroom, 2810 Golf Road, Waukesha.
· MCRF event
University Club, 803 State St.,Madison. Sri Lanka's Saravodaya Movement: Health and Hope In Times of Civil War and Natural Disaster Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, Physician and Executive Leader The past six decades in the island nation of Sri Lanka have been marked by civil war, natural disaster and post colonial development. Known for its rice paddies, temples and tourist beaches, the country is now emerging from an idyllic past of rural villages and traditional values to modern political and economic challenges that may seem intractable. But the remarkable nationwide movement called Sarvodaya (“the awakening of all”) has inspired both hope and practical solutions. It has empowered millions of poor people to improve their quality of life. Based on Gandhian and Buddhist principles, the movement has enabled them build thousands of pre-schools, village banks and governing councils. It has championed inter-faith and inter-ethnic peace. Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, community health physician, peace maker and executive leader, has a lifetime of experience at the center of that history. Son of Sarvodaya founder and Gandhi Peace Prize winner A.T. Ariyaratne, he has put the holistic Sarvodaya approach into a form suited to the 21stcentury. The result has been that the movement has an influential role in both developing and post industrial societies. It has inspired similar strategies throughout the world. 5:30 pm - Doors open for registration and hors d'oeuvres 6:00 pm - Presentation by Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne 6 p.m.
· Milwaukee Ald. Donovan press conference
3rd floor Chamber anteroom, City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Youth Council sends a message to Mayor, Common Council Youth Council passes resolution calling for streetcar project referendum Alderman Bob Donovan will be joined during a news conference Wednesday (March 27) by Vincent Synowicz of the City of Milwaukee Youth Council, who is the sponsor of a unanimously-approved Youth Council resolution asking for a referendum on the proposed Milwaukee streetcar project. The alderman’s news conference, which starts at 12 p.m. Wednesday, will be held in the third floor Council Chamber anteroom at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. Alderman Donovan, a vocal critic of the streetcar project, said he welcomes the Youth Council member’s views on the issue. “I think the Youth Council is sending us a message, and frankly, I believe the more voices and opinions that are added to the debate about the streetcar project, the better,” Alderman Donovan said. Ald. Bob Donovan (414) 286-3778 12 p.m.
· U.S. Dept. of Labor minimum wage roundtable
Hunger Task Force, 910 W. Historic Mitchell St., Milwaukee. WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris on March 27 will hold a round-table discussion with low-wage workers and advocates on President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage and ensure that hard work leads to a decent living. Local workers will share their thoughts about how a minimum wage increase would benefit them and their families. There will be a brief media availability following the discussion. Contact: Rhonda Burke Jason Surbey Phone: 312-353-6976 202-693-4668 Email: burke.rhonda@dol.gov surbey.jason@dol.gov 10:15 a.m.

March 28
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Hotel Metro, The Great Room, 411 E. Mason St., Milwaukee. You are cordially invited to join Tammy Baldwin for a belated birthday celebration Sponsorships Available Host $2,600 Co-Host $1,000 Friend $500 Suggested Donation $51 To RSVP or contribute online go to wi.tammybaldwin.com/51 Or send contributions to Tammy Baldwin for Senate, PO Box 696, Madison, WI 53701 Contributions are welcome at the door! Host committee still in formation. To sponsor, please contact Rose at rarntsen@tammybaldwin.com or call 608.663.6300 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary public hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health and Human Services executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor executive session
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor public hearing
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Humana Wellness Summit
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West, 10499 W. Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa.
· SLWTA program
Butterfly Club, 5246 E. County Road X, Beloit. Stateline World Trade Association Announces March Program on Financing Options for Doing Business with China and India [Beloit, WI / Rockford, IL] – The Stateline World Trade Association (SLWTA) invites American companies interested in doing business with China and India to attend the SLWTA dinner meeting and program on March 28, 2013. According to SLWTA President Amy Loudenbeck, “Opportunities exist for success in Chinese and Indian markets, but obtaining financing for cross-border trade and investment transactions remains a big challenge. Attendees will learn about state-of-the-art loan programs to establish operations in China and India, and how investment capital from these high growth markets can be leveraged to expand operations in the U.S.ˮ The program will be presented by Brett N. Silvers, CEO of WorldBusiness Capital, Inc. WBC is a commercial finance company that makes U.S. government-guaranteed loans helping U.S. small businesses and entrepreneurs take advantage of export and project opportunities in international markets. The event will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Butterfly Club, at 5246 E County Road X in Beloit, WI. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6:15 p.m. The event is open to the public. Cost is $25 for SLWTA members and $35 for non-members. Please RSVP in advance by March 26th to (608) 466-6131 or info@slwta.org. About SLWTA - Active since 1987, the SLWTA is a local, private-sector, non-profit organization which promotes an understanding of the international marketplace and its opportunities for Stateline businesses. SLWTA’s monthly dinner seminars offer educational, trade-related speakers and presentations, as well as networking opportunities, from September through April. For more information, please visit www.slwta.org. CONTACT: Laurie McHenry (608) 466-6131 info@slwta.org 5:30 p.m.
· WBCC 2013 International Trade Luncheon
3020 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.
· Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek constuction law webinar
CONTRACTS: Understanding What Really Matters in Contracts and Negotiating Key Protection Points Not all construction contract provisions are created equal. This webinar will focus on some of the key provisions that should form each contract to protect your interests, the typical negotiating pressure points for contractors and subcontractors, and the options available to strengthen your enforcement position. Presenters: Daniel Gentges, Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.; and Mark Theder, C.D. Smith Construction Services http://www.whdlaw.com/EventDetail.aspx?eventID=591 Pricing: AGC Corporate General Contractor/CM: Complimentary AGC Associate Member rate: $20/unit or $100/series Non-member rate: $30/unit or $175/series Contact: Kim Jalalian kjalalian@agc-gm.org 414-778-4100 12 p.m.
· Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium
S&C Electric, 6601 N Ridge Blvd., Chicago. WERC to hold its first Chicagoland meeting March 28 MILWAUKEE – With the aim of promoting the exchange of information between the Wisconsin and Chicagoland energy, power and control communities, the Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium (WERC) will hold its first open member meeting in Chicagoland on March 28. The meeting runs from 10 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. at S&C Electric, a WERC Chicagoland member, 6601 N Ridge Blvd., Chicago. Networking and coffee begins at 9:30 a.m. WERC representatives will provide a review of research activities in Wisconsin followed by presentations from Chicagoland organizations such as the Clean Energy Trust, the Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, and S&C Electric. The meeting will conclude with a tour of the S&C Electric facility at 1 p.m. S&C executives and Kelly O’Brien, Senior Vice President for Economic Development with the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, will open the meeting. “This meeting is an important example of the increased outreach between Chicagoland and its important neighbors in Wisconsin and Indiana,” says O’Brien. “A thriving Chicago depends upon a thriving suburban area, and, ever more so, a thriving Northwest Indiana and Southern Wisconsin.” Registration is required by March 22 at http://www.energywercs.org/march_28_open_member_meeting. 10 a.m.
   Other
· Harvard Club, Madison Magnet school board forum Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison.
· Mayors Against Illegal Guns press conference
Mayor's office, City-County Building, Room 403, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison. MADISON RESIDENTS CALL ON CONGRESS TO END GUN VIOLENCE ON NATIONAL DAY TO DEMAND ACTION – THURSDAY, MARCH 28 Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition Announces More than 100 Events Across the Country as Part ofLargest Field Campaign in U.S. History to Address Gun Violence Vice President Biden to Participate in Call with Supporters Today Ahead of Advocacy Day; www.DemandAction.org/March28 MADISON, WISCONSIN - Mayors Against Illegal Guns announced that Americans will gather at more than 100 events across the country tomorrow, Thursday, March 28 as part of the National Day to Demand Action to end gun violence. While members of Congress are home during the Easter/Passover recess, Mayors Against IllegalGuns, in conjunction with Organizing for Action, Americans for Responsible Solutions and other groups, will organize events and petition drives and generate an unprecedented number of calls into Senate district offices to call for their representatives to support commonsense gun laws like comprehensive and enforceable background checks. The coalition also announced that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will discuss efforts to pass gun reform on a call with supporters today ahead of the advocacy day tomorrow. The National Day to Demand Action will feature hundreds of mayors, law enforcement officials, faith leaders, gun violence survivors and family members, and other Americans who want Congress to take immediate action to strengthen our background check system and reduce gun violence. The day is expected to be the largest gun violence advocacy event in history and is part of the largest field campaign in U.S. history to address gun violence. The coalition recently announced that it is hiring organizers and opening campaign offices in ten key states. In addition to the National Day to Demand Action, the bipartisan coalition will also air ads in key states demanding that political leaders take action to pass commonsense gun reforms during the upcoming Congressional recess. Ads can be found here: www.demandaction.org/recessads MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS: Since its creation in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 900 mayors from across the country. We have more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters, making us the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country. The bipartisan coalition, co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, has united the nation’s mayors around these common goals: protecting communities by holding gun offenders accountable; demanding access to crime gun trace data that is critical to law enforcement efforts to combat gun trafficking; and working with legislators to fix weaknesses and loopholes in the law that make it far too easy for criminals and other dangerous people to get guns. Learn more at www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org 2:30 p.m.
· MPC Newsmaker Luncheon: Ed Fallone
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Reps. Petri, Ribble hold manufacturing roundtable
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, 333 W. College Ave., Appleton. Washington, D.C.—On March 28, 2013, U.S. Representatives Tom Petri (R-WI) and Reid Ribble (R-WI) will hold a roundtable discussion with local manufacturers to hear their thoughts on comprehensive tax reform. The roundtable will be held at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton (333 W. College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911) beginning at 3:30 p.m. "Manufacturing is a critical part of our state's economy and workforce, and Wisconsin manufacturers know what it takes to succeed," Petri said. "I look forward to hearing from local companies at the roundtable." “With a background in small business, I know that if employers do not have certainty in tax and regulatory policy, it is difficult to expand and grow our economy,” said Ribble. “I am looking forward to the conversation with local manufacturers, and getting their feedback on what tax policy ought to look like so that businesses can grow and create new jobs.” The House Ways and Means Committee—which is responsible for writing and overseeing all revenue measures, including the tax code—recently established eleven working groups to collect input on comprehensive tax reform. The bipartisan Working Group on Manufacturing is seeking suggestions and thoughts on tax reform from manufacturers throughout the country. The Manufacturers Roundtable event hosted by Petri and Ribble is intended to bring together local manufacturers for a discussion on the issue and to encourage submissions to the working group. Contact: Lee Brooks, Rep. Petri's Office, (202) 225-2476 Ashley Olson, Rep. Ribble's Office, (202) 225-5665 3:30 p.m.
· WisPolitics.com luncheon: JFC co-chairs Darling, Nygren
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. SIGN UP NOW: Joint Finance Co-chairs Alberta Darling and John Nygren on the governor's budget plan. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Event ends at 1 p.m. $19 for program and buffet luncheon. Pre-registration required: Call the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or email reception@madisonclub.org  Sponsored by: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, American Family, Aurora Health Care, Wal-mart, University Research Park, and Xcel Energy. 11:30 a.m.

March 29
   Other
· Gov. Walker addresses Vietnam Veterans Day event
Governor’s Conference Room, 115 East, State Capitol. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will deliver remarks at the Vietnam Veterans Day event. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 11:05 a.m.

March 30
   Other
· Wisconsin AFL-CIO phone bank and canvass
Contact: Karen Hickey, 414-573-7579 Ed Fallone and Janet Protasiewicz to Join Working Families’ Get out the Vote Phone Bank and Canvass in Milwaukee Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate and Circuit Court Judge Candidate to join union volunteers as they hold one-on-one conversations with voters about the April 2 election (MILWAUKEE, WI) -- Working families are gathering at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30 at the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO office on 6333 W. Blue Mound Road for a phone bank and canvass to detail the stakes of the April 2 election for working people. Candidates Ed Fallone and Janet Protasiewicz will welcome volunteers as they hit the phones and the streets to contact voters and explain why they are the best candidates to represent the interests of working people once elected. Union members will be using grassroots people power to counter special interest money which has flooded the Supreme Court race for Justice Patience Roggensack. By having one-on-one conversations about what’s at stake this election and which candidates will stand up for middle class Wisconsin, union members are encouraging fellow union members to get to the polls on Tuesday. The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO has endorsed Ed Fallone for Supreme Court and Tony Evers for Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Milwaukee Area Labor Council has endorsed Janet Protasiewicz for Judge Branch 45. 10 a.m.

April 1
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary public hearing

April 2
· Spring Election
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Agriculture informational hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Government Accountability Board candidate committee
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
   Other
· Election Night gathering with Mayor Shawn Pfaff
Great Dane Pub and Brewing, 2980 Cahill Main, Fitchburg. 8 p.m.
· Evers Campaign Election Night party
Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. Join us after the polls close to celebrate months of hard work on the campaign. CONTACT Bethany Ordaz · bethany@tonyevers.com 8 p.m.
· Fallone Campaign Election Night event
The Best Place, 901 W. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee. 8 p.m.
· Judge Rebecca Bradley victory party
Karma Bar & Grill, 600 E. Ogden Ave., Milwaukee. Judge Rebecca Bradley is the non-partisan incumbent for Milwaukee County Circuit Court, Branch 45. Judge Bradley took 59% of the vote in the primary and has worked hard over the last few months to earn the votes of a majority of Milwaukee County citizens. Contact: Nate Ristow, Campaign Manager, at 414-939-5911 or 402-310-5956 (cell) or info@judgerebeccabradley.com. 7:30 p.m.
· Lanford Campaign election watch event
Contact: Jeremy Jansen, 920.915.5875 The Lanford for Judge campaign will watch election results April 2 at the Harmony Bar and Grill. Candidate Rhonda Lanford will also be available to the media for questions or comment. RSVP to Jeremy Jansen – RSVP Required. Who: Rhonda Lanford, candidate for Dane County Circuit Court, Branch 16 When: April 2 Time: 8-10 p.m. Where: The Harmony Bar and Grill, 2201 Atwood Ave, Madison. Contact: Jeremy Jansen to RSVP or with any questions at 920.915.5875. 8 p.m.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Rep. Joe Sanfilippo
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Until the time the county executive office was created around 1960, the county board was responsible for running the daily operations of county government. Recognizing the problems caused when there are "too many cooks in the kitchen" the Legislature created the executive form of county government. However, some people believe that they failed to clearly define the responsibilities between the board and the executive. Representative Joe Sanfilippo recently introduced a bill aimed at reforming Milwaukee County government by clearing up the ambiguous statutes, and will join us at Rotary to share his perspective. 12 p.m.
· Pridmore Campaign Election Night event
Tally Ho Pub & Grill, 1846 State Highway 83, Erin. 8 p.m.
· Protasiewicz Campaign Election Night party
Milwaukee Brewing Company, 613 S. 2nd St., Milwaukee. 8 p.m.
· Roggensack Campaign Election Night party
Veranda Restaurant, 2784 S. Fish Hatchery Road, Madison. JUSTICE ROGGENSACK TO WATCH ELECTION RESULTS AT VERANDA RESTAURANT Madison, WI - Justice Pat Roggensack has served on the Wisconsin Supreme court since 2003 and is noted for understanding the differing constitutional roles of Wisconsin’s three branches of government, deciding each case fairly and impartially independent of outside pressures. On the evening of April 2nd, close friends and family will gather together to stand along side Justice Roggensack to watch as the election results come in. The following event is open to members of the press who are encouraged to contact the campaign and advise if they will be on site: CONTACT: Brandon Scholz, 608-335-8500 or Alyssa Moyer, 608-535-9908 8 p.m.
· St. John Campaign Election Night gathering
Contact: Melissa Mulliken 608/206-1818 On Tuesday, April 2, supporters of Judge Rebecca St. John will gather at Gates and Brovi Restaurant, 3502 Monroe Street in Madison beginning at 8:00 p.m. when the polls close. 8 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Global Water Center
223 W. Pittsburgh Ave., Milwaukee. Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit the Global Water Center in Milwaukee, tomorrow, April 2 at 10:00 am. Baldwin will tour the future incubator for water technology businesses, set to open this summer. She will also meet with members of The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States. Created by leaders in both business and education, The Water Council is convening the region’s existing water companies and research clusters, developing education programs to train talent and build partnerships. The Milwaukee region has quickly become recognized as a world hub for water research, education and economic development. “In order to move Wisconsin’s economy forward we need to invest in science, research and innovation,” said Senator Baldwin. “This effort in Milwaukee is a perfect example of how we can grow public-private partnerships to create jobs and build a ‘Made in Wisconsin’ economy.” As a member of the Senate Budget Committee, Senator Baldwin sponsored a budget amendment to create regional manufacturing hubs of collaborative research and development across the country. The public-private partnerships would pair the manufacturing sector with state and local governments, universities, and technical colleges, then work to develop region-specific world-class manufacturing technologies and products, built by American workers. The amendment was included in the final bill that passed through the Senate last month. Contact: leah_hunter@Baldwin.Senate.gov 10 a.m.

April 3
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care informational hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Health committee meeting
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Insurance and Housing executive session
· Senate Committee on Insurance and Housing public hearing
· Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue executive session
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club: UW Regent Jeff Bartell
Inn on the Park, Madison.
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Pocan sequester roundtable
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison. Pocan to Discuss Sequester Consequences with Researchers at UW-Madison MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will meet with researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m. CT, to discuss the impact of the sequester cuts on the university’s grant and research funding. Last month, UW-Madison President Kevin Reilly announced that the automatic cuts to the federal budget, triggered by the sequester, could result in approximately $35 million worth of cuts to UW funding for current and future research projects. Pocan has strongly advocated against these indiscriminate and irresponsible cuts, recognizing their acute impact on universities, businesses and middle-class families across Wisconsin. Wednesday’s roundtable discussion will highlight the lasting toll of the sequester cuts on the work of renowned research institutions such as UW-Madison. Contact: Samuel Lau 202-225-2906 10:30 a.m.
· WisPolitics.com luncheon: Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson
Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N. 10th St., Milwaukee. SIGN UP NOW: Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, on state budget, economic development and other issues. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Event ends at 1 p.m. $15 for program and buffet luncheon. Pre-registration required: schmies@wispolitics.com Sponsored by: UW-Milwaukee, Aurora Health Care, J.P. Morgan Chase, the Milwaukee Police Association and the Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Association. 11:30 a.m.

April 4
   Fundraisers
· DPW Wisconsin's Outstanding Women event
Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison. The event will feature Keynote Speaker Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa and The Raging Grannies. The suggested donation is $10, but donations of any amount are graciously accepted. Please make checks payable to: Democratic Party of Wisconsin RSVP at: www.wisdems.org/WOWevent 5:30 p.m.
· SSDC reception
Studio Lounge, 2246 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee. Join Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson at a reception for the State Senate Democratic Committee $1,000 Host $500 Sponsor $250 Friend State and Federal PAC accepted For more information contact Zac at 608.260.2417 or kramer@wisdems.org 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Corrections committee meeting
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Corrections public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Insurance public hearing
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Rules executive session
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Ways and Means committee meeting
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Finance public hearing
Greendale High School, Auditorium, 6801 Southway, Greendale.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs executive session
425 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs public hearing
· UW Board of Regents
Valhalla B, Cartwright Center, La Crosse.
   Business Events
· WMC Fix the Debt Seminar
Quarles & Brady LLP, 411 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 2350, Milwaukee.
   Other
· 2013 Broadband Planning Symposium
Inn on the Park, Madison.
· Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Center for Media and Democracy press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Asbestos Victims and Consumer Advocates to Speak out Against Legislation that Delays and Denies Justice Press Conference on AB-19 will cover the impact of the bill and growing opposition Madison - Asbestos victims and consumer advocates will hold a press conference at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 4th, to address the negative impact Assembly Bill 19 (AB-19) would have on asbestos victims' access to justice. Speaking at the press conference will be asbestos victims, their families and consumer and labor advocates opposing this controversial legislation. A public hearing on AB-19 will occur after the press conference in the Assembly Judiciary Committee. We hope you are able to attend, as it is important that asbestos victims have their voices heard in opposition to AB-19. Organizational sponsors of the press conference include: Citizen Action of Wisconsin and the Center for Media and Democracy. About AB-19 AB-19 is designed to delay and deny justice until asbestos victims die. This is the latest effort in a campaign to help asbestos corporations evade accountability. Asbestos is the longest-running public health epidemic in the world. The non-profit, RAND, estimates that there will be 432,465 asbestos-related cancer deaths in America by 2029. From 1999 to 2005, Wisconsin ranked 14th in the nation in the number of asbestos-related deaths. Asbestos was known to be deadly by 1900, but the asbestos industry hid the facts, exposed workers and families and put millions of Americans at risk. This legislation is not limited to just asbestos and could negatively impact and delay all personal injury claims. Citizen Action of Wisconsin 414.476.4501 robert.kraig@citizenactionwi.org 10 a.m.
· Lakota Elders Truth Tour
180 Science Hall, UW-Madison. LAKOTA ELDERS FIND THEIR STRENGTH TO CHALLENGE GENOCIDE History Making Truth Tour Stops in Sioux Falls April 1 on Journey from Pine Ridge Reservation to the United Nations and White House The Lakota Elders Truth Tour is a historic, multi-city education and advocacy tour featuring Lakota Elders Wagunpi Woashake Ikicupi (Elders Take Back Their Strength) on their way to the United Nations in New York and White House in Washington D.C. to demand an end to the policies and practices that are causing the ongoing genocide of their people. In each of the 12+ cities along the Truth Tour route, Lakota Elders will speak of their lives and resistance, backed by a showing of the groundbreaking new Lakota documentary Red Cry. The event is free to the public. Donations to support the Truth Tour are both welcome and needed. A trailer for the film can be seen at http://www.lakotagrandmothers.org/. Contact: Thembi Blessington, 828-707-8619, thembithongo@gmail.com 6:30 p.m.
· Milwaukee Press Club, Marquette Law School forum
1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan leads rally against GOP budget
Blackhawk Technical College, 6004 S. County Road G, Triangle Room, Janesville. MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Budget Committee, will lead a rally at Blackhawk Technical College against the devastating impact of the GOP/Ryan Budget on Thursday, April 4, at 10 a.m. CT. Pocan will be joined by leaders and activists from the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare and Every Child Matters. The GOP budget proposal introduced by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-01), chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, would balance our nation’s finances on the backs of middle-class families and seniors. While increasing tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans, the GOP Budget turns Medicare into a voucher system, destroys thousands of Wisconsin jobs and cuts crucial programs and services that many Wisconsinites depend on. Pocan vigorously spoke out against the budget proposal last month in both the Budget Committee and on the House floor. Pocan firmly believes that the GOP proposal represents a harmful and unsustainable approach to the budget. He supports a budget that catalyzes job growth and invests in education, infrastructure and innovation. Contact: Samuel Lau 202-225-2906 10 a.m.
· UW-Madison, UW-Extension and UW Colleges Day at the Capitol
Rotunda, State Capitol. MADISON — Engaging exhibits and special demonstrations will bring opportunities for learning and collaboration as part of UW-Madison, UW-Extension and UW Colleges Day at the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 5. “We are excited to bring the discoveries and scholarship of the UW to the Capitol and to give our legislative leaders and the public an opportunity to see how innovation and collaboration at the UW are having a positive impact on the lives of citizens throughout Wisconsin,” says Vince Sweeney, UW–Madison vice chancellor for university relations. The Capitol rotunda will be filled with a variety of hands-on educational displays and demonstrations allowing attendees to interact with UW-Madison faculty and staff, UW-Extension outreach specialists and UW Colleges educators from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Student tour groups and other Capitol visitors are welcome to participate as well. “The work of UW-Extension, UW Colleges and UW-Madison reaches every corner of the state and has an impact on economic development. Elected officials may not always get a chance to see that, so we thought it would be good to bring some of our work to them in the State Capitol,” said Ray Cross, chancellor of UW Colleges and UW-Extension. More than 30 exploration stations will offer a fun, up-close way to see UW research in action. Experts, from the microscopic nanoscience to the expansive space science, and from small businesses to plant disease, will answer questions and highlight their discoveries. Live demonstrations will include cheese and sausage making, along with The Weather Guys from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UW–Madison, who will make a special appearance from 11:00 a.m. – noon. Badger fans will also have the opportunity to see the Heisman Trophy and the Paul Bunyan Axe and meet Bucky Badger in this daylong celebration of the University of Wisconsin. The day will begin with legislators and their staffs invited to a breakfast hosted by Sweeney and Cross. CONTACT: Lisa Hull, lhull@wisc.edu, 608-890-4881; Pamela Seelman, pamela.seelman@ces.uwex.edu, 608-262-9311 10 a.m.

April 5
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
Valhalla B, Cartwright Center, La Crosse.
   Business Events
· UW-Milwaukee symposium: Landscape urbanism
School of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2131 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – “Evolutionary Infrastructure,” a one-day symposium held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) on Friday, April 5, focuses on “landscape urbanism,” design strategies for re-programming large-scale abandoned post-industrial sites. The symposium will include a multidisciplinary panel of innovators in the fields of architecture, infrastructure, art, landscape, ecology and urban design and a public keynote lecture delivered by Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, the 2012 winners of the Urban Edge Award given by UWM’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP). The featured speakers will use examples from their own practices that are very much applicable to urban design for local sites such as the Inner Harbor, Fifth Ward and Menomonee Valley. The event is open to the general public and the topics are relevant to developers, engineers, politicians and architects. The SARUP introduced the biennial Urban Edge Award in 2006 to recognize excellence in urban design and the ability of individuals to create major positive change within the public realm. WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism is a multidisciplinary design practice based in New York City. Founded by Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, the firm is known for the dynamic integration of architecture, art, infrastructure, and landscape design. The firm recently won the international competition to redesign the Washington Monument Grounds at the Sylvan Theater. The firm’s other projects, including the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, and the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, exemplify the potential of architecture to transform public space. The firm has won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the International VR Green Prize for Urban Design. They have also been named one of North America's “Emerging Voices” by the Architectural League of New York, and received the New York City AIA Gold Medal of Honor. Weiss and Manfredi have taught design studios at Yale University, Princeton University, and Harvard University. Michael Manfredi has been the Gensler Visiting Professor at Cornell University and Marion Weiss is the Graham Chair Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. SCHEDULE Introduction by Dean Robert Greenstreet 10 a.m., room 170, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2131 E. Hartford Ave. Panel: “Repositioning Infrastructure” 10:30 a.m., room 170, the School of Architecture and Urban Planning Panelists include Anuradha Mathur, Paul Mankiewicz, Eric Bunge and Mahadev Raman Panel: “Unseen Futures” 2 p.m., room 170, the School of Architecture and Urban Planning Panelists include Keller Easterling, David van der Leer, Mary Miss and Iwan Baan. Keynote Michael A. Manfredi and Marion Weiss 4:30 p.m. room 105, Engleman Hall, 2033 E. Hartford Ave. ### Participant bios: Eric Bunge, AIA, is a founding principal of the Brooklyn based nARCHITECTS, an emerging internationally recognized practice whose firm’s projects operate at a range of scales from their competition-winning scheme for micro-apartments in New York City to their New Aqueous City proposal for MoMA’s Rising Currents exhibition. Keller Easterling is a theorist, architect, urbanist, and writer researching the relationship between architecture and globalization. She is a professor at the Yale School of Architecture and is widely published on the topics of American infrastructure & development formats as well as global infrastructural networks as a medium of polity. Grace La is a principle and co-founder of the Milwaukee-based architecture office La Dallman. Her practice explores architecture as transformed site, reshaping the raw materials of found and abstracted landscapes. She has been on the architecture faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for ten years and is joining the faculty at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design in 2013. David van der Leer is curator of the BMW Guggenheim Lab, an international traveling laboratory/ part urban thinktank/ part public gathering space that serves as a setting for innovative ideas and forward-thinking solutions for public life. He was recently appointed executive director of the Van Alen Institute. Paul Mankiewicz is ecologist and founding director of the Gaia Institute, who has worked to incorporate the waste stream in New York City and beyond to restore urban watersheds, reverse urban heat island, diminish peak electric grid load, sequester & break down toxics while increasing ecological productivity, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. Anuradha Mathur is a landscape architect whose work has focused on cultural and ecological issues of contentious landscapes. An underlying thread in Mathur’s work is a concern for how water is visualized and engaged in ways that lead to conditions of its excess and scarcity, but also the opportunities that its fluidity offers for new visualizations of terrain, design imagination, and design practice. Mary Miss is an artist working at the boundaries of landscape, urban design, and installation art by articulating pressing issues in the public realm. She is currently developing a project to transform New York City's iconic boulevard, Broadway, into the 'green' corridor of the city where new ideas about sustainability are made accessible to citizens at street level. Mahadev Raman is director of Arup Group Limited, Chairman of Arup Americas and an Arup Fellow. He is a mechanical engineer and has been in practice for over 30 years, providing engineering design leadership for multi-disciplinary teams on a wide variety of projects globally. Kyle Reynolds is an assistant professor of architecture at UWM and co-founder of is-office, a Chicago based design firm that investigates issues of waste, entropy, iconography and other urban considerations. Contact: Karl Wallick, 414-229-5337, wallick@uwm.edu 10 a.m.
   Other
· 2013 Broadband Planning Symposium
Inn on the Park, Madison.
· Gov. Walker participates in forestry tour
Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will participate in a Forestry Tour around Northern Wisconsin. 7:45 a.m. Logging Site Section 19 N8045 North Road Springbrook, WI 54875 8:55 a.m. Futurewood Corporation Woodyard 9676 North Kruger Road Hayward, WI 54843 9:30 a.m. Louisiana Pacific Corporation Production Floor 16571 US 63 Hayward, WI 54843 10:50 a.m. Great Lakes Renewable Energy Woodyard 16592 US 63 Hayward, WI 54843 7:45 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan, Sen. Schultz economic roundtable
Reedsburg Country Club, 3003 E. Main St., Reedsburg. MADISON, WI—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) and State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) will host an economic roundtable in Reedsburg with local business leaders on Friday, April 5, at 12:45 p.m. CT. The diverse group of public officials and local entrepreneurs will discuss ways to promote economic development and job creation in their communities. Pocan, a member of the House Budget Committee, has made job creation and support for small businesses his top priorities in Congress. A small business owner himself, Pocan understands firsthand the challenges entrepreneurs face in this current economic climate. Schultz has been a member of the Wisconsin State Legislature since 1982, and the State Senate since 1991. He regularly holds economic growth forums throughout his district to connect business leaders and public officials in an effort to promote job creation. At the roundtable, the two lawmakers will seek out proactive, bipartisan measures to support businesses and get Wisconsin back to work. The discussion will provide Pocan and Schultz with yet another opportunity to reach across the aisle and gather common-sense Wisconsin solutions that they can take back to Washington and Madison. Contact: Samuel Lau 202-225-2906 12:45 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson addresses St. Croix EDC
WESTconsin Credit Union, Lower Level Community Room, 1601 Maxwell Drive, Hudson. Please Join U.S. Senator Ron Johnson for an Update on the U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget 7:15 a.m. Networking & Check-In 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Sen. Johnson’s Presentation Followed by Questions & Comments RSVP: jacki@stcroixedc.com or (715) 381-4383 7:30 a.m.
· UW-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics Fifth Annual Journalism Ethics Conference
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison.

April 6
   Business Events
· Wisconsin Wellness Expo
Southeast Recreational Facility, UW-Madison.

April 8
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Mandela Barnes
Johnson's Green 7, 6191 N. Green Bay Road, Milwaukee. Suggested contribution of $25. or online at: https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraiser/29702 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· DNR annual spring fish & wildlife public hearing and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings
· Joint Committee on Finance public hearing
Legends Club Room, Lambeau Field Atrium, 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay.
   Other
· BCPL presents Common School Fund earnings
Exhibit Hall B, Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF PUBLIC LANDS TO PRESENT THIS YEAR’S COMMON SCHOOL FUND EARNINGS FOR WISCONSIN’S PUBLIC SCHOOL LIBRARIES Board members Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, Secretary of State Doug La Follette, and State Treasurer Kurt Schuller will present this year’s earnings to State Superintendent Tony Evers for distribution to the K-12 public school libraries. The Common School Fund is as old as Wisconsin. The framers of our state Constitution established this permanent school fund and required that its income be applied exclusively to the support and maintenance of common (public K-12) schools and the purchase of suitable library materials. For most schools in Wisconsin, these monies are the only source of funding for public school libraries. CONTACT: Tia Nelson, Executive Secretary – (608) 266-8369 11:45 a.m.
· Marquette Law School, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel examine arena issue
Eckstein Hall, Appellate Courtroom, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.

April 9
   State Government
· 2013 State of the Tribes Address
Assembly Chamber, State Capitol. 1 p.m.
· Assembly Committee on State Affairs public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Session
· Senate Session Senate Chamber, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Associated General Contractors of America press conference
1111 Highland Ave., Madison. Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. CDT, the Associated General Contractors of America will make a significant announcement about increases in construction jobs in Madison and other metro areas, as well as efforts to recruit and train military veterans, during a visit to a local construction project. Official with the construction group and its chapter, the AGC of Wisconsin, along with local contractors and veterans, will tour the construction site, release the construction employment figures and outline plans to prepare veterans for careers in construction. Mark Rudnicki, president of the AGC of Wisconsin and CEO of Stevens Construction Corporation and Mike Christiansen, president of H&H Industries, will release the data and explain how local contractors are helping recruit and train veterans. Following the announcement Rudnicki and Christiansen, other local contractors and veterans training for construction careers will be available to answer questions from the media. CONTACT: Brian Turmail, 703-459-0238 or turmailb@agc.org 10:30 a.m.
· DOR Secretary Richard Chandler addresses St. Croix EDC
St. Croix County Agriculture Service and Education Center, 1960 8th Ave., Baldwin. Guest Speaker Revenue Secretary Richard Chandler at the St. Croix EDC Board Meeting Businesses and residents are invited to attend Secretary Chandler’s presentation. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has many responsibilities, including: Administering the state’s major tax laws, including the collection of individual income taxes, sales taxes, corporate income taxes and excise taxes; Assisting local governments in property assessment and financial management; Administering programs that provide state financial aid to local governments; Estimating state revenues and forecasting state economic activity; Helping formula state tax policy; and Administering the Wisconsin Lottery, which provides property tax relief for homeowners About Secretary Chandler: Richard Chandler was appointed as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue by Governor Scott Walker in January 2011. He has nearly two decades of experience in the executive and legislative branches of government. He previously served as Revenue’s Secretary from 2001 to 2003 and as Wisconsin’s State Budget Director from 1987 to 2001. In addition to his government service, Secretary Chandler headed his own public policy and government relations consulting firm in Madison from 2003 to 2010, and practiced law in Milwaukee for five years in the 1980s. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He lives in Madison with his wife and twin daughters. RSVP: jacki@stcroixedc.com or (715) 381-4383 5 p.m.
· Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce workshop
TechSquad IT, 725 Larry Court, Waukesha. Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce presents workshop and networking event on Cloud Computing – Cutting Your IT Costs Brookfield, Wis. – April 5, 2013 – Carol White, IOM, President of the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce (GBCC), announces that the GBCC is sponsoring a workshop and networking event on cloud computing and how it can cut IT costs for businesses. The program will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at TechSquad IT’s headquarters, 725 Larry Court, Waukesha, WI 53186. “We’ve heard the term “cloud computing” tossed around for a while now, but do we really understand what it is, where our information is stored, how safe is it? Just a few questions I think many people still have. As an organization that represents the interests of business, we felt this program would be a good start to understanding cloud computing,” said Carol White. Host and presenter at this program is Chris Wiser, President of TechSquad IT. Chris is a recognized serial entrepreneur, visionary and best-selling author. He is happiest when helping small businesses learn and evolve technologically. The program will help participants learn: How cloud computing can lower your IT costs How to gain automatic backup and disaster recovery? Where your data stored, and more? The program on cloud computing takes place 4:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and is followed by networking for the workshop participants until 6:30 p.m. To register, contact the Brookfield Chamber at 262-786-1886 or email at bcc@brookfieldchamber.com by Friday, April 5, 2013. Program is free for Brookfield Chamber members and $10 for non-members. Prepayment is available by cash, check or M/C or Visa. The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce is the leading business organization representing the interests of business in Brookfield and the surrounding area. The Chamber operates with an active committee structure of Chamber Board Members and committed Chamber members. The Chamber also recognizes the value in creating collaborative partnerships with other chambers in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. These partnerships expand the reach, influence, and visibility of the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce and provide additional benefits to its membership. For more information, please contact Carol White, President, Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, at 262-786-1886 or carol@brookfieldchamber.com. www.brookfieldchamber.com 4 p.m.
· MITA: "Protecting Your Intellectual Property in Foreign Markets"
Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton. Madison, WI, April 5th, 2013 -Patent protection is an important step in the development of any new invention, idea, or concept. Obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights is becoming a strategic necessity in today’s international business climate. On Tuesday April 9th 2013, the Madison International Trade Association (MITA) will host a luncheon program to address the issue of intellectual property protection and offer companies an overview of the different types of intellectual properties and how to weigh the cost and benefits of formal IP protection. Presenters are Lisa Bridge, a patent attorney in the Milwaukee office of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. and Elizabeth Donley, founder and chief executive officer of Stemina Biomarker Discovery. Registration deadline is Friday, April5th and can be made at www.mitatrade.org or by contacting Jen Pino-Gallagher at Communications@mitatrade.org(or 608-516-3257).The event will take place at the Madison Marriott West at 1313 John Q Hammons Drive. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m.; the program begins at 12:30 p.m. and includes lunch. The cost to attend is $25 for members and $40 for non-members. About MITA MITA is a Madison, Wisconsin-based organization whose mission is to foster understanding of the issues, practices, information, legislation and trends that affect and influence all aspects of international trade. Membership includes a broad spectrum of professionals interested in and involved with international trade throughout the state of Wisconsin. Membership, meetings and information are open to all interested parties of the public, and professionals at all levels of international organizations participate in MITA activities. Member companies include manufacturers, food companies, and services providers such as freight forwarders, banks, law firms as well as universities and governmental institutions. More information is available at the website: www.mitatrade.org. CONTACT: Jen Pino-Gallagher Communications Director Madison International Trade Association Ph: 608-516-3257 Communications@mitatrade.org 11:30 a.m.
· MMAC: Madison Night in Milwaukee
   Other
· Academy Evening: Our Freshwater Future: Peril and Promise
· AG Van Hollen addresses Wisconsin Problem-Oriented Policing Conference
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.
· DPI Superintendent Evers press conference
· MCFR presents "Dinosaurs, Democracy and Development"
University Club, 803 State St., Madison. "Dinosaurs, Democracy and Development: A New Era In Mexico and U.S.-Mexico Relations" Christopher Nelson Associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars The victory of Enrique Peña Nieto in Mexico’s 2012 presidential elections has brought the party that singlehandedly ruled Mexico for 70 years back to power after twelve years in the cold. Is this a return to the old or evidence of a functioning competitive democracy? The new president and his team have said they would like to focus less on drugs and thugs and more on economic opportunity in relations with the United States. Does this put a kink in ongoing efforts or is it an opportunity to broaden them? And what of Mexico’s supposedly roaring economy and bloody drug war; can the headlines all be true? Christopher Wilson is an Associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he develops the Institute’s research and programming on regional economic integration and U.S.-Mexico border affairs. He is the author of Working Together: Economic Ties between the United States and Mexico(Wilson Center, 2011). Chris previously served as a Mexico Analyst for the U.S. Military and as a researcher at American University’s Center for North American Studies. In Mexico, he worked with the international trade consultancy IQOM, Inteligencia Comercial, and with American students studying regional political and social issues. Agenda: 5:30 pm - Doors open for registration and hors d'oeuvres 6:00 pm - Presentation and Q&A 7:00-7:45 pm - Discussion and networking, hors d'oeuvres To Register: MCFR.info 6 p.m.
· Milwaukee Mayor Barrett honors National Service Recognition Day
City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN– On April 9, Mayor Tom Barrett will join more than 700 mayors across the country in a day of recognition to highlight the impact of national service on city challenges. Mayor Barrett will welcome national service participants and volunteers of all ages and walks of life to the Rotunda of City Hall to present a proclamation declaring Tuesday, April 9, 2013, National Service Recognition Day in Milwaukee. The nation’s Mayors are increasingly turning to national service and volunteerism as a cost-effective strategy to address city challenges at a time of fiscal constraint. More than 1,200 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers serve in Milwaukee, providing vital support to city residents by tutoring and mentoring children and youth in area schools and after-school programs, serving the transportation and support needs of veterans from all generations, building safe and affordable housing in low income neighborhoods, developing leadership opportunities for young adults, supporting environmental issues, promoting a healthy lifestyle through community gardens and access to healthcare services and education, supporting independent living for older adults, providing services to homeless youth, offering job training and placement to Milwaukee teens, providing financial literacy training to disabled individuals, and helping make college admission possible for promising low-income high school students. The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service is a national bipartisan effort to recognize the positive impact of national service in cities, to thank those who serve; and to encourage citizens to give back to their communities. The Mayors Day of Recognition is sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, Cities of Service, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors President Michael Nutter. Taking place on April 9, 2013, mayors across the country will hold public events and activities to recognize the impact of national service and thanks those who serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov/mayorsforservice. Contact: Linda A. Sunde Phone: 414-297-1118 x11 Email: lsunde@cns.gov 10:30 a.m.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board Marina Dimitrijevic will provide a different perspective on Rep. Sanfilippo’s bill aimed at reforming Milwaukee County Government. 12 p.m.
· Peace Action Wisconsin press conference DryHootch of America, Milwaukee County War Memorial, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.
· PSC prehearing conference
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 9300-SI-115) Complaint of Fox River Fiber Company, LLC, Against the City of De Pere and the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District Concerning Unreasonable and Discriminatory Sewerage Rates 10 a.m.
· Voces de la Frontera press conference
Mitchell Park, Milwaukee. 200 Immigrant Families from Wisconsin to Travel to Washington for Historic Immigration Reform March Supporters Unite to Call for a Fair Path to Citizenship for 11 Million; Demand Congressional Action On Tuesday April 9th, bus riders representing 200 Wisconsin families will depart for Washington, D.C. to take part in the national April 10th “Time Is Now” rally for citizenship. Five buses departing with delegations representing all 8 congressional districts will join tens of thousands of immigrants and supporters from across the country to deliver a strong and powerful message to Congress: the time is now for fair immigration reform. Prior to the rally, they will take part in the largest lobby day Congress has ever experienced, advocating on behalf of immigration reform that includes a clear and direct path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented Americans who have been living in the shadows. Immigrant families will tell their stories about how our broken immigration system has torn families apart. They will stand side-by-side with clergy, labor activists, policymakers, grassroots supports and artists to demand immigration reform now. While traveling to D.C., rally-goers will turn the bus into a mobile phone bank, making thousands of calls to voters to urge them to call their members of Congress. Voces de la Frontera, Youth Empowered in the Struggle, Wisconsin Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (WNIRR), SEIU Healthcare WI, SEIU Local 1 Press Contact: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331, joe@vdlf.org 5 p.m.
· Voces de la Frontera press conference
Racine Labor Center, 2100 Layard Ave., Racine. 50 Immigrant Families from Racine Join Wisconsin Delegation for National Immigration Reform March Supporters Unite to Call for a Fair Path to Citizenship for 11 Million; Demand Congressional Action On Tuesday April 9th, bus riders representing 200 Wisconsin families will depart for Washington, D.C. to take part in the national April 10th “Time Is Now” rally for citizenship. Five buses departing with delegations representing all 8 congressional districts will join tens of thousands of immigrants and supporters from across the country to deliver a strong and powerful message to Congress: the time is now for fair immigration reform. Prior to the rally, they will take part in the largest lobby day Congress has ever experienced, advocating on behalf of immigration reform that includes a clear and direct path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented Americans who have been living in the shadows. Immigrant families will tell their stories about how our broken immigration system has torn families apart. They will stand side-by-side with clergy, labor activists, policymakers, grassroots supports and artists to demand immigration reform now. While traveling to D.C., rally-goers will turn the bus into a mobile phone bank, making thousands of calls to voters to urge them to call their members of Congress. Contact: Cecilia Anguiano, (262) 498-8659 5 p.m.
· Waters of Wisconsin Forum
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison.

April 10
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing public hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage committee meeting
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Transportation executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Transportation public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Finance public hearing
Kalahari Resort, Suites 2 and 7, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells.
   Other
· Dane County School Consortium press conference
411 South, State Capitol. Dane County School Consortium to Address Governor’s Proposed Budget News Conference will be held on April 10 at noon at State Capital The Dane County School Board Consortium and the Dane County Superintendent Consortium will hold a news conference at noon on Wednesday, April 10 at the State Capital in Room 411 South, the Senate’s large meeting room. School board members, superintendents, parents, and business representatives will address the impact of the governor’s proposed budget on our public schools and communities. At least 15 Dane County school districts will be represented. These representatives will be available for questions after the press conference. Located in south central Wisconsin, the Dane County Consortiums were formed to improve educational opportunities for public schools across the Dane County area. The collaboration and partnering of school boards and superintendents allows for an opportunity to share resources, build partnerships and advocate on educational issues. Contact: Ellen Lindgren (608-217-5938) or ellenmlindgren@gmail.com 12 p.m.
· DWD press conference
Northcentral Technical College, Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Center of Excellence, I Wing, Room I104, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau. DWD Secretary, Workforce Partners to Highlight Major Apprenticeship Outreach Initiative MADISON – At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, in Wausau, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will highlight a new Adult Apprenticeship initiative encouraging employers and job seekers across the state to participate in the tried-and-true, award-winning training program that addresses the skills gap while providing a career path to family-supporting jobs. In the event at Northcentral Technical College, Secretary Newson will be joined NTC President Lori Weyers, as well as Donna Jones, a Process Control Engineer at Marshfield Door Systems who began her career as an apprentice. The statewide outreach initiative will raise awareness of the role that Wisconsin’s award winning apprenticeship program plays in preparing skilled workers for careers in over 200 occupations. Each year, nearly 10,000 workers throughout Wisconsin learn skills for trade jobs in demand while they earn a paycheck. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 10:30 a.m.
· Milwaukee Co. supervisors news conference
225 Northwest, State Capitol. Milwaukee County Board Supervisors will be joined at a news conference by state legislators, Milwaukee community leaders and elected officials from other parts of the state to discuss how Assembly Bill 85 would adversely affect local control and the Milwaukee County Board’s ability to govern effectively. Contact: Bill Zaferos, Public Information Manager 414/278-4230 or bill.zaferos@milwcnty.com 9:30 a.m.
· PSC informational seminar
Amnicon Falls Hearing Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison. Madison - Attorneys or members of the public interested in tips on how to practice before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (Commission) are welcome to attend an educational seminar on April 10, 2013. The free 1.5-hour seminar will help both experienced and novice attorneys navigate Commission proceedings. The program will emphasize compliance with: Wisconsin Administrative Code Ch. PSC 2; PSC Orders (e.g., Prehearing Conference Memoranda, including updated requirements for 2013); Intervenor Compensation billing and application processes; and Electronic Regulatory Filing System (ERFs) procedures. Attendance is open to all members of the public, but content will be geared towards attorneys practicing before the Commission. "Practice and Procedure before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin" A free, 1.5-hour seminar available in person or via webcast CLE credits available for in-person attendees only. Webcast information will be sent by email to those who register. REGISTRATION: All participants should register here: http://bit.ly/ZJGGJM An agenda and other information regarding the seminar are available on the PSC's home page under the "Hot Topics" link at: http://psc.wi.gov. Contact: Kristin Ruesch or Matt Pagel, 608-266-9600 Kristin.Ruesch@wisconsin.gov or Matt.Pagel@wisconsin.gov 1:30 p.m.

April 11
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Housing and Real Estate committee meeting
· Assembly Committee on Insurance executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary public hearing
· Assembly Committee on Rules executive session
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on State Affairs executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Energy, Consumer Protection, and Government Reform informational hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Godfrey & Kahn 24th annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. A complimentary seminar presented by the Godfrey & Kahn Labor, Employment & Immigration Law Practice Group that will focus on practical approaches to preventing and managing employment law problems. It is designed to provide employers with information concerning recent trends in labor and employment law and suggested strategies to deal with these trends. In-house counsel, human resource professionals and front-line supervisors will benefit from attending this seminar. AGENDA: 8 – 9:15 a.m. 2012 – 2013 Labor & Employment Law Developments 9:25 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Union and Non-Union: Preparing Your Company for Today's Activist National Labor Relations Board 10:50 a.m. – noon Restrictive Covenant Trends and Ways Your Business Can Take Advantage of Them OR Developments in the Law of Arrest and Conviction Record Discrimination: How to Manage Them to Avoid Liability For additional information, please contact Emily Friedrich, Public Relations Specialist at 414.287.9485 or efriedrich@gklaw.com. 8 a.m.
· MMAC: 'Newest Free Trade Agreements -- Seize the Opportunity'
Milwaukee Yacht Club, 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.
· Overture Center announcement
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St., Madison. Overture Center, Local Arts Groups to Make Important Announcement Overture Center for the Arts and its resident companies will make an important announcement regarding the local arts community on Thursday, April 11 at 11 am at Overture Center in Madison. Overture Center CEO Ted DeDee will be joined by Forward Theater Company Artistic Director Jennifer Uphoff-Gray, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Dane Buy Local Executive Director Colin Muray. Contact: Robert Chappell, 608.258.4438 or 608.217.3042 11 a.m.
· WIN-Milwaukee
   Other
· AG Van Hollen press conference
Milwaukee County Courthouse Rotunda, 901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee. MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, the Metro Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program (MMFMP), Milwaukee County Circuit Court Chief Judge Jeffrey Kremers and Circuit Court Clerk John Barrett will take part in a news conference tomorrow at the Milwaukee County Courthouse to raise awareness and discuss the impact of a new, improved and expanding mediation process. Media are encouraged to attend. A homeowner who underwent mediation also will be attending to share her story. Contact: Dana Brueck 608/266-1221 10:30 a.m.
· Democrats for Education Reform addresses student groups 212 Educational Sciences, UW-Madison.
· Gov. Walker visits Gateway Technical College
SC Johnson iMet Center, Tarnowski Hall, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant. Madison—Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will continue the Forward Manufacturing Tour at Gateway Technical College’s iMet Center in Sturtevant. Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303 11:20 a.m.
· PSC prehearing conference
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 1395-WR-101) Application of Country Estates Sanitary District, Walworth County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 11:30 a.m.
· Rep. Taylor press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Despite Dozens of Dismissals of Capitol Citations, Crackdown on Speech Escalates MADISON – Since September, 2012, the Capitol Police have issued more than 140 citations to individuals singing or holding signs in the Capitol Rotunda. To date, not a single citation has been successfully prosecuted on the merits. Yet the crackdown continues on free speech in the Capitol. Tomorrow, Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) will convene a press conference to discuss anticipated emergency rules that will be forthcoming to continue the crackdown, new tactics being utilized by the Department of Justice and the Capital police, the impact of the crackdown on individual’s trying to exercise their constitutional rights, and the recent ACLU lawsuit moving in federal court on these issues. For more information, contact: Rep. Chris Taylor, 608.266.5342 11 a.m.
· Rep. Wright press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. MADISON—Rep. Mandy Wright and the 13 other Democratic freshmen members of the State Assembly will push new legislation regarding the redistricting process at a press conference in Madison at noon on Thursday, April 11 in the Assembly parlor. Rep. Wright is the lead author of this bill. Contact: Steve Potter 608-266-0654; 608-616-5380 steve.potter@legis.wi.gov 12 p.m.

April 12
   State Government
· Supreme Court open rules conference
Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol. Closed opinion conference to follow if time allows Open Rules Conference Matters I. Rule Petition 12-01: Report on Court’s Rule Making Function (Report and Recommendation of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rule Procedures submitted to the Supreme Court in May 2011 regarding the court's rule making function). Public hearing held: 3/5/12; held by PDR, April 2012; PDR filed draft rule proposal 11/28/12; Court discussed at rules conf. on 1/22/13; PDR filed red-lined (track changes) copy of draft rule proposal on 1/23/13; SSA draft letter to interested parties circulated to court 2/5/13. Court discussed at rules conf. on 2/28/13; on vote of 4 to 3 court approved "calendar cycle" model; letter to interested parties to be re-drafted. Re-drafted letter to interested parties to be circulated. II. Rule Petition 12-11: Petition to create a Judicial Code Review Committee, filed 12/27/12 by Chief Justice Abrahamson. Preliminary memo circulated 1/10/13. Court started discussion at 1/22/13 rules conference. DOJ filed comment 2/7/13; Wis. Trial Judges Ass'n filed comment 2/15/13; Judicial Commission filed comment 2/22/13. Court discussed at 2/28/13 rules conf.: DTP wants side-by-side comparison of ABA Model Rule vs. Wisconsin rule. Commissioner Julie Rich to comment on court's 2/28/13 discussion. E-mail to court 3/20/13. III. Rule Petition 13-01: Petition to amend SCR 31.05(6) to grant attorney members of Preliminary Review Committee and Special Preliminary Review Panel CLE credit, filed 1/8/13 by OLR, Preliminary Review Committee, Special Preliminary Review Panel, and Board of Administrative Oversight. Preliminary memo circulated 2/21/13. Court discussed at 2/28/13 rules conf.: Court voted unanimously to solicit public comment and schedule for further discussion at future rules conf. Draft order to be circulated by staff; Js to approve order. Public input letter sent 3/19/13; responses due 4/15/13. IV. Rule Petition 13-02: Petition to create SCR 40.145 relating to waiver of fees for qualified veterans, filed 1/30/13 by BBE. Preliminary memo circulated 2/20/13. Court discussed at 2/28/13 rules conf.: Court voted unanimously to adopt petition/following amendments: include bar exam waiver per request of Steve Levine & Dep't of Veterans Affairs, and for the rule to be effective as early as possible to include as many qualified veterans as possible; and to solicit public comment on the rule. Draft order and draft public input letter circulated 3/26/13. Information Items A) Rule Petition 08-01A (Juries): Rule petition 08-01 amended ch. 756, specifically changing the number of jurors for a misdemeanor case from 6 to 12 under 756.06(2)(am). Wis. Stat. § 972.02(2) references a misdemeanor jury of 6; needs clean-up amendment. Memo to court dated 9/4/12 with draft order circulated 9/5/12. Court discussed at 9/19/12 rules conf. Court agreed to refer this matter to the legislature to handle. JR discussed transfer to Legislature with Nancy Rottier; Nancy sent e-mail inquiring if this can be handled as a correction bill by Law Revision Committee; draft bill (LRB-0493/P1) received from the LRB on 11/7/12; copy of draft bill sent to court 11/29/12; no court action required. B) Rule Petition 09-07: In the Matter of: The Petition of the State Bar of Wisconsin to Modify Chapter 72 of the Supreme Court Rules filed 06/30/09 by Diane S. Diel, President, State Bar of Wisconsin. Amended petition filed 10/27/09 by Douglas W. Kammer, President, State Bar of Wisconsin. Pending before Legislative Committee of Judicial Conference. C) Rule Petition 10-09: In the Matter of the Petition for Amendment of various Rules in Chapter SCR 20 filed 10/21/10 by John Nicholas Schweitzer. Returned to Mr. Schweitzer; no court action required. D) Rule Petition 12-07: Petition to amend SCRs 70.03 and 70.12(1)(c)3. and create SCR 70.12(5), (6) and 70.16, relating to the Supreme Court Finance Committee, filed by Justice Patience Drake Roggensack on 7/6/12. Preliminary memo circulated 9/18/12. Court discussed at 9/19/12 rules conf.; Court voted 6 to 1 to solicit public comment and schedule for further discussion at an future open rules conference (AWB would have held public hearing). Public comment solicited on 10/18/12 to standard list of recipients, as well as additional persons/entities stated on record at the 9/19 rules conf. Scheduled for discussion at 1/15/13 rules conference; staff memo circulated 1/9/13; PDR is holding to file comment to SSA's 12/13/12 filing. E) Rule Petition 12-08: Petition to Create SCR 74.02, Appointment of the Judicial Commission Members, filed by Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson on 7/31/12. Preliminary memo circulated 9/17/12. Court discussed at 9/19/12 and 9/25/12 rules confs. Court voted, 4 to 3, to not hold public hearing and to deny petition. Draft denial order circulated 10/15/12; approvals received at 10/31/12 rules conf.; SSA to write dissent (AWB join?). F) Rule Petition 12-09: Petition to create Rules under Supreme Court Rules Ch. 80 and amend Supreme Court Rule 98.07, Publication of Rules filed by Publication Committee on 9/7/12. Preliminary memo circulated 9/17/12. Court discussed at 9/25/12 rules conf. Court voted to schedule public hearing. Notice of public hearing issued 10/11/12; public input solicited 11/16/12; staff hearing memo circulated 1/10/13; public hearing held 1/15/13; petition granted (4 to 3); draft order circulated 1/29/13 (rec'd approvals from SSA, AWB, NPC – PDR held order 2/4/13). G) DTP’s memorandum on Justice on Wheels. Court agreed to place this item on rules administrative conference. Memo from Amanda Todd circulated 10/22/12 for discussion at 10/31/12 rules conference. SSA e-mail 12/7/12 to court and Amanda Todd re: further outreach proposals. 9:30 a.m.
   Other
· AG Van Hollen visits Fox Valley Technical College
1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton.
· One Wisconsin Now press conference
Chippewa Valley Technical College, Business Education Center, RCU Community Center Room 100A, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire. Press conference discussing the trillion-dollar student loan debt crisis and the Institute’s research on the impact on Wisconsin’s economy. With: Scot Ross, Executive Director, One Wisconsin Institute Local community leaders including former state legislators Pat Kreitlow and Kristen Dexter 1:30 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Nicolet College
Birchwoods Center, 5360 College Drive, Rhinelander. Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Nicolet College in Rhinelander tomorrow, April 12, at 2:15pm. Baldwin will learn about Nicolet’s efforts to modernize and grow their welding program to meet the demands of local employers. On campus, Baldwin will tour the welding lab where she will have the chance to hear from students participating in a welding class at that time. “In order to move the economy forward and create economic security for Wisconsin families, we need to invest in education and workforce readiness,” said Senator Baldwin. “Nicolet College is a strong leader in working with the business community and providing a skilled workforce that can help strengthen our manufacturing economy.” Nicolet College announced earlier this year that they would expand their welding program to accept more students and graduate more welders to meet the workforce needs of area employers. With the help of state and federal grants, Nicolet has also been able to upgrade its welding equipment, hire an additional instructor and academic advisor, and revamp curriculum with significant input from area employers. The program works closely with local businesses to prepare students for employment as well as help place them in local jobs. As a member of the Senate Budget Committee, Senator Baldwin sponsored a budget amendment that invests in manufacturing by creating regional manufacturing hubs of collaborative research and development across the country. The public-private partnerships would pair the manufacturing sector with state and local governments, universities, and technical colleges, then work to develop region-specific world-class manufacturing technologies and products, built by American workers. The amendment was included in the final bill that passed through the Senate last month. Contact: leah_hunter@Baldwin.Senate.gov 2:15 p.m.

April 13
   Other
· CC/WI presents "All About Citizens United"
Promega BTCI, Fitchburg.

April 14
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Merchant, 121 S. Pinckney St., Madison. Become a Sponsor! Host $2,600 Co-Host $1,000 Friend $500 Suggested Donation $51 To RSVP and contribute online go to wi.tammybaldwin.com/celebrate Or send contributions to Tammy Baldwin for Senate, PO Box 696, Madison, WI 53701 Contributions are welcome at the door! Host committee still in formation. To sponsor, please contact Rose at rarntsen@tammybaldwin.com or call 608.663.6300 3 p.m.
   Other
· Academy Evening: Vital Skills: Resources for Re-Skilling
Overture Center for the Arts, Wisconsin Studio, 3rd floor, 201 State St., Madison.

April 15
   State Government
· GAB: 98th AD canvass certification
· PSC telephone hearing on Ashland Water Utility application to increase water rates
610 N.Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. and Ashland City Hall, 601 Main St. West, Ashland. (Docket 250-WR-103) Application of Ashland Water Utility, Ashland County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
   Other
· Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
· Sen. Wirch, Reps. Mason, Barca, Ohnstad hold budget listening session
Racine Gateway Technical College, Great Lakes Room, 1001 Main St., Racine. Madison - Senator Bob Wirch (D-Somers) and Representatives Cory Mason (D-Racine), Peter Barca (D-Kenosha), and Tod Ohnstad (D-Kenosha) will be holding a listening session in Racine to hear from the public on the state budget. Contact: Sen. Bob Wirch (608) 267-8979 Rep. Cory Mason (608) 266-0634 Rep. Peter Barca (608) 266-5504 Rep. Tod Ohnstad (608) 266-0455 4 p.m.
· WisGOP Tax Day press conference
SteelWind Industries, 7550 S. 10th St., Oak Creek. [Madison, Wis.] – Republican Leaders will host a Tax Day press conference next Monday, April 15, 2013 on the burdensome tax structure the Federal Government has on the hard working taxpayers of our country. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald will speak alongside Republican Legislators at the press conference. The following event is open to members of the media. Contact: Nathan Conrad (608) 257-4765 9 a.m.

April 16
   State Government
· Assembly Session Assembly Chamber, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Energy, Consumer Protection, and Government Reform public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Waukesha County Business Alliance
Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West, 10499 W. Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa. Upcoming Waukesha County Business Alliance Program to Feature Nonprofits April 16 program to give attendees insight into 26 local nonprofit agencies (Waukesha, Wis.) April 11, 2013 – The Waukesha County Business Alliance will partner with 26 local nonprofit organizations on Tuesday, April 16 from 5 -7 p.m. for a Networking After 5 program at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee – West. The program, “Crowne Jewels of Waukesha County” will give attendees an opportunity to network with local business leaders and attendees, as well as a chance to speak with representatives from local nonprofits. The program is open to the public and registration is available at www.waukesha.org. Cost is $15 for Business Alliance members and $40 for non-members. Nonprofit organizations exhibiting include: 180 Juvenile Diversion Alzheimer's Association of Southeastern Wisconsin Anick & Associates Arthritis Foundation - Upper Midwest Region Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee Easter Seals Workforce Training Center Goodwill Industries of S.E. WI, Inc. Hebron House Hope Center Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County La Casa de Esperanza Interfaith Older Adult Programs, Inc. Interfaith Senior Programs, Inc. Kiwanis Early Risers of Waukesha Opportunities Inc./DPS Safe Babies Healthy Families Second Chance Partners for Education Stillwaters Cancer Support Services The Women's Center, Inc. United Performing Arts Fund, Inc. United Way in Waukesha County Volunteers of America of Wisconsin Waukesha Community Health Center Waukesha County Community Dental Clinic Wellness Council of Wisconsin YMCA of Central Waukesha County # # # About Waukesha County Business Alliance Waukesha County Business Alliance is a countywide chamber of commerce with over 900 member companies, representing over 60,000 employees. The mission of the Alliance is to drive economic growth in Waukesha County by fostering a vibrant business community built on a foundation of four pillars: Advocacy, Development, Networking and Promotion. The Alliance provides opportunities for its members to advocate on behalf of the business community, develop themselves and their employees, network and build strong business relationships and promote their business. 5 p.m.
· Well City Milwaukee
Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Canadian Ambassador to the UN Guillermo Rishchynski
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Guillermo Rishchynski, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, will have a conversation with President Rick about the United Nations’ role in several of the current crises facing our world today. Ambassador Rishchynski has served abroad in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Amman, Melbourne, Jakarta, and Chicago. He was Ambassador to Colombia from 1999 to 2002; Ambassador to Brazil 2005-2007; and Ambassador to Mexico 2007 to 2011. In Ottawa, he has served the Department of External Affairs and International Trade as deputy director, Latin America and Caribbean Trade Division, and director, Team Canada Task Force. Guests and visiting Rotarians are welcome free of charge to this luncheon, courtesy of the A.D. Robertson Fund for the United Nations. 12 p.m.
· PSC hearing
Waunakee Village Center, 333 S. Madison St., Waunakee. (Docket 5-BS-195) Joint Application of Wisconsin Power and Light Company and the Village of Waunakee for the Approval of the Master Territorial Agreement and Associated First Transfer Agreement for Authority to Sell/Buy Certain Electric Distribution Facilities and Transfer 48 Customers Served by the Same Facilities from Wisconsin Power and Light Company to the Village of Waunakee, Dane County 6 p.m.

April 17
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Milwaukee Ald. Willie Hines
Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Host: $391 Friend: $250 Sponsor: $100 Suggested Contribution: $50, though all contributions welcome Mail checks to: Hines for Alderman, 5027 W. North Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53208 To become a sponsor, please contact Jason at jason@hinesforalderman.com or (414) 344-1733. 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Session Assembly Chamber, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Session
   Business Events
· 11th Annual Wisconsin Technology Achievement Awards
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison. Please join us at our 11th Annual Wisconsin Technology Achievement Awards dinner on April 17, 2013. This event, which received the MIT Alumni Association's 'Presidential Citation' - the highest award given to an MIT group - is the only such MIT Alumni Club event in the world. Registration and networking will start in the DeLuca Forum of the Town Center of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery [330 N. Orchard St] in Madison at 5 PM. This is the first time we have held the event in Madison, an event scheduled from 5 PM --> 9 PM. An appetizer buffet will be served and will start at ~ 6 PM. This year we will honor and celebrate : Individual: Professor Mark Cook/Department of Animal Sciences/UW-Madison Medium-Sized Company/TrafficCast International/Predictive Traffic Information/Madison Large Company: Promega Corporation/Madison Our Keynote speaker will be Eric Apfelbach, President and CEO of ZBB Corporation, who will discuss "Value Creation in the Early Stages." Registration Fees are: MIT Alumni, Club Members, & General Public: $25/person M10 Alumni [Those who have graduated from MIT within the last ten years]: $15/person Admitted High School Students and their Parents; Free To register, please go to http://wisconsin.alumclub.mit.edu/techawards1 Nearby paid university parking is available at: - Lot 17: 1525 Engineering Drive - Lot 20: 1390 University Avenue 5 p.m.
· Human Resources Law in 3D
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolan Drive, Madison.
· Madison Rotary Club: Dan Vimont of the UW-Madison Nelson Institute
Inn on the Park, Madison.
· Menomonee Valley Workplace Wellness Expo
Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. Maintaining a healthy workforce has been proven to show an increase in employee productivity and a decrease in health care costs with an expected return on investment of $4:$1. More companies are planning for future success by making cost-effective investments in the health of their employees. The Menomonee Valley Health and Wellness Expo has been designed with your company in mind. You will have a chance to meet with a variety of different health and wellness vendors to explore options for creating a culture of health in your organization. About the Workplace Wellness Expo: This free event brings together wellness services from fitness, nutrition, wellness educators and local healthcare providers to deliver a one-stop wellness shop. It also provides a non-intrusive environment, preventing aggressive sales so that businesses can take their time to browse programs and resources. The wide array of service providers at the Expo provides resources for budgets of all sizes. Special educational events will include: Best practices in Health & Wellness at Potawatomi Bingo Casino Something's Cooking, Let's "Brown Bag" It Hoop Dancing with Hoop Vive Presented by the Menomonee Valley Health and Wellness Committee with special support from the Menomonee Valley Business Improvement District #26 and Potawatomi Bingo Casino. 11 a.m.
   Other
· Conference on the Small City and Regional Community
Dreyfus University Center, Stevens Point. Health care the focus of conference for leaders in small cities The changing health care landscape will be the focus of the 19th Conference on the Small City and Regional Community, to be held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Themed “Providing Health Care to Small Cities and Rural Areas,” the conference begins at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in the Dreyfus University Center. It concludes at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18. The conference