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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 is offered free of charge and is open to the public, with on-site registration in the concourse of the Dreyfus University Center. It is part of UW-Stevens Point’s Healthy Communities Initiative, which focuses on public-private partnerships that help provide first-rate university professional programs in health care and wellness. “The purpose of the conference is to encourage more discussion about health care policy and thereby inspire local knowledge and education related to the changing health care environment,” said Bob Wolensky, a UW-Stevens Point professor of sociology and co-director of the Center for the Small City. The conference will feature three keynote speakers and more than 40 other panelists. The featured speakers are: · Richard Cooper, M.D., director of the Center for the Future of Healthcare Workforce at the New York Institute of Technology and former dean and director of the Medical College of Wisconsin, speaking on “Who Will Care for Tomorrow’s Children (and their Parents)?” · Professor Ira Moscovice, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, and director of the Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center, on “The Impact of Health Care Reform on Rural Health” · Professor Patrick Remington, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Population Health Sciences and associate dean for Public Health, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, on the topic, “Can Rural Counties Rule in Health Rankings?” In 11 concurrent sessions, panelists will address topics such as mental health, health care technology, hospice and palliative care, insurance issues, women and minorities’ health, recruitment of health care professionals, medical training and oral health. Co-sponsors are the UW-Stevens Point Center for the Small City and College of Letters and Science as well as Ministry Health Care and Delta Dental. The Small Cities conference was founded at UW-Stevens Point in 1978. For more information, contact Wolensky at rwolensk@uwsp.edu or go to www.uwsp.edu/cols-ap/smallCity. 5 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Public Transportation Legislative Day press conference
400 Southeast, State Capitol. 1:30 p.m.
· UW System "Posters in the Rotunda"
Rotunda, State Capitol.
· Wisconsin Women’s Network “Women on Topic” luncheon
WWN Conference Room, 612 W. Main St., Suite 200., Madison. The Wisconsin Women’s Network (WWN) today announced its April “Women on Topic” monthly Brown Bag discussion will take place on Wednesday, April 17 at Noon in the WWN Conference Room, 612 W. Main St., Suite 200., Madison. The Brown Bag discussion will be led by Dr. Susan Davidson, who will provide an overview on how the environment can affect reproductive health. Dr. Davidson is Director of Perinatology at St Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Madison and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Family Practice at UW-Madison. She is a recipient of the “Champion in Women’s Health” Award from the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation. Dr. Davidson has spoken across Wisconsin on obstetrical issues. Her experience in high-risk obstetrics led to her passion for understanding how environmental impacts affect pregnancy. WWN’s “Women on Topic” Brown Bag series offers WWN members and the public a unique opportunity to hear the timely perspective of women leaders from a variety of fields, assess the status of women in Wisconsin, and determine how individuals and organizations can work together to improve women’s lives. (For a list of past speakers visit: http://wiwomensnetwork.org/calendar/brownbag). All lunchtime “Women on Topic” Brown Bag discussions are free to WWN members (non-members wishing to attend are encouraged to make a small donation in support of the series or become members at special Brown Bag rates at the door). Space is limited, so members of the public should RSVP on WWN’s Facebook event page (link: https://www.facebook.com/events/349262711842254/) or by emailing the WWN at info@wiwomensnetwork.org. The Wisconsin Women’s Network welcomes public suggestions for Brown Bag discussion topics. To submit ideas, call us at 608-255-9809 or email info@wiwomensnetwork.org. Contact: Emily Winecke, 608-255-9809, info@wiwomensnetwork.org 12 p.m.

April 18
   Fundraisers
· Midwest Environmental Advocates event
Clock Shadow Creamery, Milwaukee. On Join Midwest Environmental Advocates in appreciation of our supporters and volunteers! On Thursday, April 18, we will be meeting up at the Clock Shadow Creamery at 5:00 p.m. for networking and at 5:30 p.m., Cedar Grove’s Master Cheesemaker Bob Wills, will lead a building tour where we will learn about the LEED-certified building that is the home of cheesemakers, nonprofits and a community center in the heart of downtown Milwaukee’s historic Walker’s Point. A wine and cheese reception will follow to show appreciation for the Advocates and volunteers who make it possible for Midwest Environmental Advocates to support people fighting to protect our natural heritage. The event is free and donations to support the work of Midwest Environmental Advocates are welcome. RSVP on the Facebook event page or contact Stacy at sharbaugh@midwestadvocates.org or (608) 251-5047 x 1. Street parking is limited - bus/bike encouraged. 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on State Affairs public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Mental Health public hearing
Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Rapkin Auditorium, 945 N. 12th St., Milwaukee.
· Joint Committee on Finance public hearing
Baldwin-Woodville High School, Auditorium, 1000 13th Ave., Baldwin.
   Business Events
· Circus World Museum Foundation executive committee Feld Visitor Center Conference Room, Circus World Museum, 550 Water St., Baraboo.
· Pursuing Government Contracts for Construction & Design
Milwaukee War Memorial, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.
   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 is offered free of charge and is open to the public, with on-site registration in the concourse of the Dreyfus University Center. It is part of UW-Stevens Point’s Healthy Communities Initiative, which focuses on public-private partnerships that help provide first-rate university professional programs in health care and wellness. “The purpose of the conference is to encourage more discussion about health care policy and thereby inspire local knowledge and education related to the changing health care environment,” said Bob Wolensky, a UW-Stevens Point professor of sociology and co-director of the Center for the Small City. The conference will feature three keynote speakers and more than 40 other panelists. The featured speakers are: · Richard Cooper, M.D., director of the Center for the Future of Healthcare Workforce at the New York Institute of Technology and former dean and director of the Medical College of Wisconsin, speaking on “Who Will Care for Tomorrow’s Children (and their Parents)?” · Professor Ira Moscovice, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota, and director of the Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center, on “The Impact of Health Care Reform on Rural Health” · Professor Patrick Remington, M.D., M.P.H., Department of Population Health Sciences and associate dean for Public Health, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, on the topic, “Can Rural Counties Rule in Health Rankings?” In 11 concurrent sessions, panelists will address topics such as mental health, health care technology, hospice and palliative care, insurance issues, women and minorities’ health, recruitment of health care professionals, medical training and oral health. Co-sponsors are the UW-Stevens Point Center for the Small City and College of Letters and Science as well as Ministry Health Care and Delta Dental. The Small Cities conference was founded at UW-Stevens Point in 1978. For more information, contact Wolensky at rwolensk@uwsp.edu or go to http://www.uwsp.edu/cols-ap/smallCity. 8:30 a.m.
· Madison Earth Day Bouquet of Events
· Milwaukee-area Earth Day events
· St. Croix EDC breakfast with JFC members
Orchard Restaurant, 571 U.S. Highway 63, Baldwin. Please join business and community leaders from around the region for a continental breakfast with the Joint Committee on Finance on Thursday, April 18, 2013. The breakfast will be at The Orchard Restaurant, 571 U.S. Highway 63, Baldwin, with a 7:45 a.m. check-in and networking, and 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. breakfast and program. A continental breakfast will be served compliments of The Orchard Restaurant. Attendees are asked to RSVP to jacki@stcroixedc.com or (715) 381-4383. A Day-long Budget Hearing: The Joint Finance Committee will conduct a public hearing on the proposed state budget at the Baldwin-Woodville High School Auditorium from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. About the Joint Committee on Finance: The Joint Committee on Finance is a statutory, 16-member standing committee of the Wisconsin Legislature. The Committee’s primary responsibility is to serve as the principal committee charged with the review of all state appropriations and revenues. Current committee members include State Senator Sheila Harsdorf (10th Senate District) and State Representative Dean Knudson (30th Assembly District). Senator Alberta Darling and Representative John Nygren co-chair the Joint Finance Committee. Event Sponsors: Dunn County EDC, Pierce County EDC, Polk County EDC, St. Croix EDC, Baldwin-Woodville Chamber, Hammond/Roberts Chamber, Hudson Area Chamber, New Richmond Area Chamber, and River Falls Area Chamber The EDCs and Chambers are nonpartisan in their approach to economic development initiatives. Further, the distribution of this material is not an endorsement of a particular person or political party. Contact: Bill Rubin/Jacki Bradham, St. Croix EDC, 715-381-4383 8 a.m.
· UW-Madison "The Can Kicks Back" chapter launch
5210 Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave., Madison. University of Wisconsin-Madison Chapter of “The Can Kicks Back” to Launch; will hold discussion on national debt Madison, WI – The University of Wisconsin-Madison Chapter of the national “The Can Kicks Back” campaign will launch at an event featuring former U.S. Representative Scott Klug, Co-Chair of Fix the Debt-Wisconsin, and Fair Wisconsin Executive Director Katie Belanger of the Fix the Debt-Wisconsin Steering Committee on Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 PM. “The Can Kicks Back” event will be hosted in partnership with the Wisconsin state chapter of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. The event will focus on the impact that our growing national debt has on young Americans. Contact: Stephanie Kundert (608) 692-2822, skundert@arenastrategy.com 8 p.m.

April 19
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Other
· Clean Lakes Alliance: 2nd annual Save our Lakes Summit
· Madison Earth Day Bouquet of Events
· Milwaukee-area Earth Day events
· UW-Madison SJMC 2013 Alumni Awards Banquet
· Veterans for Peace rally
City/County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Blvd., Madison. We Need Prosperity NOT Austerity! "Cut Pentagon NOT Social Security" Rally Conservatives have been talking about cutting Social Security and Medicare for years but now Pres. Obama has proposed massive cuts in these programs in his federal budget. Obama calls for $165 billion in cuts to Social Security and other federal pensions over the next 10 years to help balance the budget says Buzz Davis of Veterans for Peace. Seniors and workers will rally this Friday, April 19th, at 11:45 AM in Madison on the front steps of the Madison city/county building, 210 Martin L. King Blvd. and the public is encouraged to attend. The rally is organized by six groups: Veterans for Peace, WI Alliance for Retired Americans (WI ARA), Coalition of WI Aging Groups (CWAG), Just Foreign Policy, WI Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ), the American Federation of Teachers WI Retiree Council and MoveOn.org Speakers will be Davis, Dane County Board Chair John Hendrick and Diane Farsetta, Executive Director of the WI Network for Peace and Justice. John Hendrick stated, "Elections have consequences. In Wisconsin and nationwide, we voted for candidates who promised to protect Social Security and Medicare. Let's hold them to that promise." Davis said, "Mr. Obama's "chained CPI" proposal is just a cover for cutting the pension checks of seniors on Social Security, retired military members, and disabled people. We need prosperity programs not austerity programs." He explained Social Security has nothing to do with the federal deficits. The national debt and the annual federal deficit are caused by massive unfunded wars and massive tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations. Social Security is a self-funded program paid for by payroll taxes. It is fully solvent for the next 20 years. Davis, a former Army officer, called for cuts to Pentagon spending to bring down the deficit. Diane Farsetta of WNPJ explained, " While local, county and state budgets have shrunk, U.S. military spending has nearly doubled since 2001. The current federal debate has focused on tax rates, Social Security and Medicare, ignoring the fact that U.S. military spending -- at $832 billion a year, nearly half of all discretionary spending -- could be cut by 80 percent and still remain the largest military budget in the world." Sponsors: Veterans for Peace, WI Alliance for Retired Americans (WI ARA), Coalition of WI Aging Groups (CWAG), Just Foreign Policy, WI Network for Peace and Justice, the American Federation of Teachers WI Retiree Council and MoveOn.org Contact Information Buzz Davis, Vets for Peace, Stoughton, WI cell #: 608-239-5354, dbuzzdavis@aol.com 11:45 a.m.

April 20
   Business Events
· 2013 Money Smart Women Conference
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. MADISON, Wis. -- The 2013 Money Smart Women Conference will be held Sat., April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) at the Concourse Hotel. The conference offers area women a unique opportunity to come together with other like-minded women, learn from area experts and walk away with tools, an action plan and the confidence to make the changes needed to have the life they want, need and deserve. This year’s theme is “Imagine, Plan, Achieve your Financial Goals.” Michelle Carolla, anchor of the WMSN Fox 47 News Team will emcee the conference. Jayne Black, of Saving Smart for 5 Generations, will kick off the morning speaking about “Financial Fitness for the Heart.” At lunch, Chariti Gent of Pink Stiletto Coaching, will present “I'm REALLY Gonna Do It This Time: A Simple System for Turning Those Good Ideas Into Actions That Produce Results!” Breakout session topics include: · Couples and money · Leadership and networking · Wills, probate and estate planning · Investing for retirement · Mindful spending · Student loans: Little known facts, reinventing yourself, organizing – stop letting paper weight you down · How to Save $40K in One Year Women attending the conference will be treated to a plated lunch, chair massages, a chair yoga session, and other pampering services. Participants will also have the chance to win prizes. Cost for the event is $25 advance admission and $35 at the door. Limited seating is available. Please register at: http://www.moneysmartwomenwi.com/. Sponsors of the conference include: · Major Sponsor - CBM Foundation · Gold Sponsors - The Federal Reserve Board of Chicago, Brava, Country Financial, Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, Heartland Credit Union, Summit Credit Union, UW Credit Union · Silver Sponsors - Alliant Energy and Madison Gas and Electric About Money Smart Week Wisconsin: The conference supports Money Smart Week Wisconsin, a statewide financial literacy effort created by Governor Doyle and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. For more information, please visit: http://www.moneysmartwomenwi.com/. Contact: Ellen Bernards, GreenPath 608.576.8658, ebernards@greenpath.com 9 a.m.
   Other
· Democratic budget public hearing
MPS Administration Building, 5225 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – City residents are invited to share their opinions on the state budget at a public hearing this Saturday in Milwaukee. The hearing starts at 11:00 a.m. and will be held at the MPS Administration Building, 5225 W Vliet St. The co-chairs of the legislature’s budget committee scheduled just four public opportunities – none in Milwaukee – for citizens across Wisconsin to tell the committee what they think about the budget. That’s tied for the fewest number of budget hearings held since at least 1985. The committee is scheduled to begin voting on the budget on April 25. Saturday’s public hearing will provide an opportunity for Milwaukee residents to voice their opinions on a budget that will have long lasting effects on the state’s largest metropolitan area. Everyone with a stake in Milwaukee is encouraged to attend this public hearing and to spread the word so they can make their voices heard. Despite its many controversial provisions and potential long-term consequences on vital issues like education, health care and the economy – this proposed budget has not received nearly as much attention, feedback and scrutiny as the budget that passed two years ago. So Democratic Senate and Assembly leaders and members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee joined Milwaukee legislators in scheduling a budget hearing on Saturday in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee hearing is one of 10 additional hearing dates Democrats have scheduled so they can help present ideas supported by people from all across the state that would improve the state budget. The goal is to have a budget that truly reflects Wisconsin middle-class values and priorities. Republican legislators are invited and encouraged to also attend all of these hearings. In order to allow every interested citizen who attends the chance to participate, speakers will each be allotted two to three minutes to testify. The MPS Administration Building is accessible using public transportation, with Bus Routes 31 and 33 stopping directly in front of the building. For more information on routes and schedules contact the Milwaukee County Transit System directly at 414-344-6711 or online at www.ridemcts.com Contact: Rep. Jon Richards, 608.266.0650 Sen. Chris Larson, 608.266.7505 11 a.m.
· Madison Earth Day Bouquet of Events
· Milwaukee-area Earth Day events
· Sierra Club–John Muir Chapter 50th anniversary
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison.
· Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame induction ceremony
· Work*Play*Earth Day events

April 21
   Other
· Madison Earth Day Bouquet of Events
· Milwaukee-area Earth Day events

April 22
   Other
· Common Cause in Wisconsin public forum
Summers Auditorium, University Center, 800 W. Main St., Whitewater.
· Democratic budget public hearing
UW-Marathon County Auditorium, 518 S. 7th Ave., Wausau. WAUSAU – Residents of the 85th Assembly District are invited to share their opinions and concerns on the state budget at a public hearing Monday, April 22 in Wausau. The hearing will be from 4-7 p.m. and will be held at the UW-Marathon County Auditorium, 518 South 7th Ave in Wausau. The co-chairs of the legislature’s budget committee scheduled just four public opportunities – none in Wausau – for citizens across Wisconsin to tell the committee what they think about the budget. That’s tied for the fewest number of budget hearings held since at least 1985. The committee is scheduled to begin voting on the budget on April 25. Monday’s public hearing will provide an opportunity for Milwaukee residents to voice their opinions on a budget that will have long lasting effects on the state. Everyone with a stake in Wausau is encouraged to attend this public hearing and to spread the word so they can make their voices heard. Despite its many controversial provisions and potential long-term consequences on vital issues like education, health care and the economy – this proposed budget has not received nearly as much attention, feedback and scrutiny as the budget that passed two years ago. Democratic Senate and Assembly leaders and members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee are hosting this public hearing in Wausau, which will be led by Rep. Mandy Wright (D-Wausau). The Wausau hearing is one of 10 additional hearing dates Democrats have scheduled so they can help present ideas supported by people from all across the state that would improve the state budget. Republican legislators from the area have been invited to attend all of these hearings. Other legislators scheduled to attend include Senate and Assembly Democratic leaders Chris Larson and Peter Barca, Joint Finance Committee members Jon Richards and Cory Mason and Rep. Janet Bewley. Contact: Rep. Mandy Wright, 608.266.0654 4 p.m.
· Democratic budget public hearing
Viroqua Middle/High School Band Room, 100 Blackhawk Drive, Viroqua. MADISON – Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) will be joined by other area legislators for a budget listening session in Viroqua on Monday April 22nd. Due to the record low number of public hearings scheduled by the Republican Joint Finance Committee co-chairs this year, Democratic legislators across the state have scheduled additional budget hearings to provide the public an opportunity to comment on the state budget. The listening session in Viroqua will be the second event hosted by local lawmakers and will focus primarily on the Governor's education budget. Contact: Tony Palese, 608-266-5490 5 p.m.
· Earth Day celebration to recognize those who helped conserve additional portion of Cherokee Marsh
Wheeler Rd. and Comanche Way, Madison. The Friends of Cherokee Marsh are hosting an Earth Day Celebration to show appreciation of 363 acres added to Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park since 2008. The acquisitions include over 200 acres of wetlands now being restored and last December's crucial purchase of the 5.8-acre Wheeler Triangle parcel at Wheeler Rd. and Comanche Way. Invited to receive special recognition for their efforts to secure the lands are City and County elected officials, government and non-profit staff, and former landowner Dennis Tiziani. Confirmed attendees include Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, State Representative and Dane County Supervisor Melissa Sargent, Dane County Supervisor Paul Rusk, Madison Alder Anita Weier, and former Madison Alder Satya Rhodes-Conway Event Information: Date and Time: Monday, April 22, 2013, 4:00-5:00 pm Location: Wheeler Triangle, corner of Wheeler Rd. and Comanche way. Traveling north from downtown on N. Sherman Ave., turn left at Wheeler Rd. and go 1/2 mile to the corner of Comanche Way. Map/directions: http://goo.gl/maps/EwLe2 About the Friends of Cherokee Marsh: The Friends of Cherokee Marsh (www.CherokeeMarsh.org) are an all-volunteer group that works to protect, preserve, and restore the beauty, value, and health of Cherokee Marsh, Dane County's largest wetland. 4 p.m.
· First Unitarian Society of Madison open meeting: Landmark Auditorium, 900 University Bay Drive, Madison.
· Madison & Dane County 2013 Public Health Awards
Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive, Madison.
· Madison Earth Day Bouquet of Events
· Milwaukee-area Earth Day events
· PSC hearing
Kenosha Water Utility Offices, 4401 Green Bay Road, Kenosha. 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.
· USDA Richland Center announcement
City Hall, 450 S. Main St., Richland Center. Richland Center to be Honored Nationally in Celebration of Earth Day In observance of Earth Day 2012, a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development National official will be in Richland Center Wis. to formally announce that USDA is awarding a Direct Loan and Grant to the City for the construction and expansion of a new Waste Water Treatment facility. USDA Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary, Judith Canales, will join City Leaders to at a Community Earth Day Celebration at City Hall. In addition, USDA Rural Development has selected Richland Center as a 2013 National USDA Earth Day Project. Canales will publically announce the totals of the funding award to the City, recognize City leaders for their efforts, and address the roles that USDA plays in helping to preserve the environment and natural resources. The project was selected as a National Earth Day Project because the project will ensure the prevention of contamination to the area groundwater, improve air quality, enable the city to keep sewer rates affordable, and allow for planned growth of the community. Area children are also participating in an Earth Day Logo Drawing Contest through the School District, with the winning child’s logo used as the 2014 Earth Day logo for next year’s Earth Day Celebrations through USDA Rural Development in Wisconsin. Earth Day is observed annually on April 22 to raise awareness about the role citizens, businesses and communities can play in protecting the environment. Since the first Earth Day celebration in 1970, the event has expanded to include participation by citizens and governments in more than in 175 countries. Contact: Kelly Edwards, (715) 340-1264, kelly.edwards@wi.usda.gov 10 a.m.

April 23
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Family Law committee meeting
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Family Law public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on International Trade and Commerce informational hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Transportation executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Transportation public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Urban and Local Affairs executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Urban and Local Affairs informational hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Urban and Local Affairs public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Employment Relations informational hearing
412 East, 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
· Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce BizExpo 2013
Alliant Energy Center, Madison. 9 a.m.
· 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.
· MMAC Policy Insights
MMAC Offices - Wisconsin Room, 756 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 400, Milwaukee.
· WCPE Quality 101 workshops MetaStar Building, Madison.
· WIN-Madison
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· Crime Victims’ Rights Week Ceremony
Rotunda, State Capitol.
· Democratic budget public hearing
Black Hawk Middle School, 1402 Wyoming Way, Madison. State lawmakers to host public hearing on state budget Tuesday in Madison MADISON – Madison-area residents will have an opportunity to voice their opinions on the state budget at a public hearing Tuesday in Madison scheduled by Democratic Senate and Assembly leaders, members of the legislature’s budget committee and Madison-area legislators. Republican lawmakers from the Madison area have been invited to participate as well. The co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee held just four public opportunities – none in Madison – for citizens across Wisconsin to tell the committee what they think about the budget. That’s tied for the fewest number of budget hearings held since at least 1985. The committee also held just four hearings to gather opinions on the budget, in communities that represent just two percent of Wisconsin’s total population. The committee is scheduled to begin voting on the budget on April 25. Tuesday’s public hearing will provide an opportunity for Madison residents to weigh in on a budget that will have long lasting effects on the state’s second-largest metropolitan area. Despite its many controversial provisions and potential long-term consequences on vital issues like education, health care and the economy, this proposed budget has not received nearly as much attention, feedback and scrutiny as the budget that passed two years ago. WHO: Senate and Assembly Democratic leaders Chris Larson and Peter Barca; JFC members Sen. Jennifer Shilling, Sen. Robert Wirch, Rep. Cory Mason and Rep. Jon Richards; Sen. Jon Erpenbach, Reps. Melissa Sargent, Chris Taylor, Dianne Hesselbein, Gary Hebl, Terese Berceau, Robb Kahl, JoCasta Zamarripa and Janet Bewley. Contact: Melanie Conklin, Office of Rep. Barca, 608.266.5504 Gillian Morris, Office of Sen. Larson, 608.266.7505 3:30 p.m.
· LISC forum
Urban Ecology Center, 1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee. Milwaukee Police Department and LISC Launch Partnership to Improve Safety in Central City Purpose of the Event Launch LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) and Milwaukee Police Department’s new partnership to improve the safety in targeted urban hotspots by building greater alignment between community organizations, police, prosecutors, probation and parole agents and other stakeholders. Why it’s important Crime has a significant impact on the overall quality of life for Milwaukee residents—impacting access to quality education, housing, recreational opportunities, as well as business and economic growth of our neighborhoods. This partnership between the MPD and LISC can serves as a national model and demonstrates the deep commitment of both groups to building safe and vibrant neighborhoods. Presenters* Include: Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn, District Attorney John Chrisholm; LISC Milwaukee Executive Director Leo Ries; Barbara Notestein, Director, Safe and Sound; Tina Brooks, LISC National SVP Contact: Dawn Hutchison-Weiss, LISC Milwaukee dweiss@lisc.org, 414-273-1815 x25 office, 608-215-3262 cell 4 p.m.
· Madison Earth Day Bouquet of Events
· PSC telephone hearing
Pence Community Center, 6745 Highway 77, Pence. 610 N. Whitney Way Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 4570-WR-102) Application of the Town of Pence Municipal Water Department, Iron County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 4 p.m.
· South Central Wisconsin School Leaders’ Summit Sauk Prairie Community Center, 730 Monroe St., Sauk City.

April 24
   Fundraisers
· Reception for Gov. Scott Walker
Maple Bluff Country Club, 500 Kensington Drive, Madison. Platinum Hosts: $2500 P/C, Gold Hosts: $1000 P/C, Silver Hosts: $500 P/C Guests: $250 P/C Host names are due by Friday, April 5, 2013 Contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Children and Families executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Children and Families informational hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions executive session
· Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions public hearing
328 Northwest, 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.
· Assembly Committee on Small Business Development informational hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, Room G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
· Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism public hearing
· Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs public hearing
   Business Events
· DNR's new phosphorus rules: How is this all supposed to work?
· Protecting Your Proprietary Assets
Reinhart Conference Center, N16 W23250 Stone Ridge Drive, Waukesha. 3:45 p.m.
   Other
· Customers First Coalition POWER breakfast
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.
· Democratic budget public hearing
Wisconsin Rapids City Council Chambers, 444 W. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. On Wednesday, April 24, members of the Wisconsin Legislature will be at the Wisconsin Rapids City Council chambers for a listening session on the 2013-2014 biennial state budget currently under consideration. State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point), Representative Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) and Representative Amy Sue Vruwink (D-Milladore) will be present, as will other legislators. The first 30 minutes will include a presentation by the Department of Public Instruction on voucher schools. The remaining time will be open for public comment. Anyone interested in the state budget is welcome to attend. Sen. Julie Lassa Rep. Katrina Shankland Rep. Amy Sue Vruwink Rep. Corey Mason (D-Racine) Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) CONTACT: Sen. Julie Lassa, 608-266-3123 5 p.m.
· Investment capital legislation press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. LEGISLATORS TO HOLD BIPARTISAN NEWS CONFERENCE ON INVESTMENT CAPITAL LEGISLATION CONTACT: STATE REPRESENTATIVE MIKE KUGLITSCH (608) 267-5158 STATE SENATOR ALBERTA DARLING (608) 266-5830 STATE REPRESENTATIVE FRED CLARK (608) 266-7746 STATE REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT SUDER (608) 266-2401 STATE SENATOR TIMOTHY CULLEN (608) 266-2253 1 p.m.
· Madison Earth Day Bouquet of Events
· Milwaukee Dems budget listening session Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee-area Earth Day events
· One Wisconsin Institute press conference
North Hearing Room, State Capitol. One Wisconsin Institute to present research on economic impact of student loan debt crisis MADISON – The One Wisconsin Institute, a non-profit strategic research organization, will present new information to state legislators and the public regarding the growing national student loan debt crisis and its impact on Wisconsin's economy. Recent studies have shown that student loan debt has increased from from $200 billion in 2000 to $1 trillion in 2011 and has now surpassed credit card debt in the U.S. Many individuals are finding it increasingly difficult to make car payments or purchase a home due to the burden of student loan debt. Reasearch by the One Wisconsin Institute has shown that this lack of purchasing power has a significant impact on the Wisconsin economy and our ability to grow the middle class. This event, hosted by Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) and Rep. Janey Bewley (D-Ashland), will be open to the public and press. No RSVP is required. If you would like more information about this event, please contact Sen. Shilling’s office. Contact: Tony Palese, 608-266-5490 12 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Wrightstown Village Hall, 352 High St., Wrightstown. 610 N. Whitney Way Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6800-WR-103) Application of Village of Wrightstown Water Utility, Brown County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 2 p.m.
· UWM Kennan Forum
Milwaukee County War Memorial, Milwaukee.
· Wisconsin Watchdog Awards
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Prominent investigative journalist headlines Wisconsin Watchdog Awards Award-winning investigative journalist and University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Lea Thompson will deliver the keynote address at the third annual Wisconsin Watchdog Awards on April 24. Thompson, a Wisconsin native, was a chief correspondent at Dateline NBC for 16 years, and is known for her hard-hitting investigative pieces on consumer, health and safety issues. She now teaches investigative reporting around the world and produces documentaries. The Wisconsin Watchdog Awards reception and dinner is presented jointly by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council and the Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. “Lea Thompson’s award-winning work has demonstrated the power of journalism to improve the lives of vulnerable people and to hold the powerful accountable for abuses of the public’s trust,” said Andy Hall, executive director of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. “We are thrilled that she’s returning to her home state, where her late father was publisher of The Marshfield News-Herald and promoted great journalism, to deliver this address.” The Wisconsin Watchdog Awards, a celebration of investigative reporting and open government, is open to the public, with proceeds supporting the nonprofit and nonpartisan Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. The event at The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., is sponsored by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Wisconsin State Journal, WISC-TV, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the law firm McGillivray Westerberg and Bender. Additional sponsors are being sought for the Wisconsin Watchdog Awards. Sponsorship information is available here. The evening will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6. Tickets are available for $55. Register online here. Attendance is limited to 120 and organizers expect all tickets will be sold. The recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Wisconsin Watchdog Award will be announced next week. Subscribe to the Center’s email newsletter to be notified when the announcement has been made. Also at the event, winners of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council’s annual Opee Awards will be recognized for their work promoting open government, and the Madison SPJ chapter will review the year in journalism. Prior to working at Dateline, Thompson headed the investigative unit and anchored at WRC-TV, Washington, for 15 years. Thompson has won dozens of awards, including two Peabodys, two George Polks, a Columbia duPont, a Loeb, three National Emmys, the Edward R. Murrow Award, almost two dozen Washington Regional Emmies, and multiple Investigative Reporters and Editors awards. She is a member of the IRE Board of Directors and serves as an adviser to other investigative reporting organizations. Not only has Thompson’s reporting earned every major broadcast journalism award, it has inspired three acts of Congress and dozens of laws, recalls and policy changes, as well as TV movies and books. Her investigation into doctors’ office errors, “Deadly Mistakes,” helped lead to the Medical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988. The Infant Formula Act regulating what goes in and must stay out of formula was also a result of Thompson’s stories. Legislation and the use of a new DPT vaccine in the country followed Thompson’s investigation of children being harmed by the vaccine. That work was also featured in the book DPT: Shot in the Dark. With producer Rick Nelson, Thompson exposed Dr. Cecil Jacobson, the fertility doctor who used his own sperm, and their work was detailed in the book The Babymaker. Contact: Andy Hall, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, ahall@wisconsinwatch.org, 608-262-3642 5 p.m.

April 25
   Fundraisers
· Wisconsin Right to Life gala with former Gov. Mike Huckabee
Delta Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary executive session
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs public hearing
   Business Events
· 12th Annual International Bioethics Forum
BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg.
· Stateline World Trade Association monthly dinner
Butterfly Club, 5246 E. County Road X, Beloit. Networking at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:15. Program at 7:00 p.m. Cost: For SLWTA members $25, for non-members $35, for students $15. The menu for the evening will include: Rib Eye steak, Baked Potato, House Salad, Rolls and Dessert. Dietary restrictions should be noted when registering and substitutions can be ordered. RSVP by April 23rd to info@slwta.org or call 608 466-6131. No-shows or cancellations on the day of the program will be charged the full fee. 5:30 p.m.
   Other
· Gov. Walker addresses POW presentation
128th Air Refueling Wing, Sijan Hall, 1919 E. Grange Ave., Milwaukee. Contact: Tom Evenson, 608-267-7303 12:50 p.m.
· Gov. Walker addresses school choice event
La Casa de Esperanza, Gymnasium, 410 Arcadian Ave., Waukesha. Contact: Tom Evenson, 608-267-7303 2:30 p.m.
· La Follette School, UW Population Health Institute: "What's Next for the Affordable Care Act?"
Union South, UW-Madison.
· Madison Earth Day Bouquet of Events
· Milwaukee-area Earth Day events
· MPC Behind the Headlines: Whose water is it?
Lake Express High-Speed Ferry Terminal, 2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.
· Nelson Institute Community Environmental Forum
· PSC hearing
610 N. Whitney Way Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 9300-SI-114) Complaint of Maple Grove Country Club, Inc., Against the Maple Grove Estates Sanitary District Regarding Unreasonable and Discriminatory Sewer Rates, Rules and Practices 9:30 a.m.

April 26
   Fundraisers
· Toast to the Madison Civics Club fundraising event
Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton. April 26 beer event featuring author and PBS commentator Daniel Okrent to raise funds to support the community work of the Madison Civics Club MADISON—Calling all history and beer buffs! The Madison Civics Club cordially invites Madison-area residents (21 and over) to an evening dedicated to Wisconsin’s sudsiest cultural icon: beer. The Toast to the Madison Civics Club fundraising event is scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2013, 6-8 p.m. at the Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton. The all-volunteer, nonprofit organization offers community members the opportunity to see and hear — in person — civic, national and international leaders speaking on important issues of the 21st century. MMC also supports local youth development through community service grants. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with appetizers and a cash bar. At 6:45 p.m. a panel of comprised of Daniel Okrent, author of Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, PBS commentator and journalist; Jim Draeger, co-author of Bottoms Up! A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries; Robyn Klinge, founder of Madison Craft Beer Week; and Robin Shepard, Isthmus newspaper’s “Beer Here” columnist, will discuss the role beer has played and continues to play in Wisconsin’s and our nation’s culture. At the close of the panel discussion, thirsty audience members can join beer reviewer Shepard for a taste of three of Wisconsin’s finest brews. The cost for the event is $40. Reservations are required. To make a reservation, go to www.madisoncivicsclub.org no later than April 19. The Madison Civics Club was founded in 1912 by five women after the Wisconsin State Legislature failed to grant women the right to vote. The club has grown to more than 400 members, both women and men. Anyone can become a member of the Madison Civics Club. To learn how to become a member, visit www.madisoncivicsclub.org. Contacts: Kristi Shepard wort.hog@frontier.com 608-630-7815 Johanna Allex jjallex@yahoo.com 608-445-6395 6 p.m.
   Business Events
· 12th Annual International Bioethics Forum
BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg.
· AACC business briefing
Eaton Building, Room 4B, 4201 N. 27th St., Milwaukee. Topics COUNTY GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT Mark Phillips, Contract Compliance Manager, will walk attendees through the county government procurement process and current opportunities that are available. BUSINESS WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS Waukesha County Technical College will present their business programs to attendees. Lunch will be provided Members $7 and Non-members $10 AACC . . . Celebrating 20 years of Business Advocacy & Opportunities 1993-2013 For more information and to RSVP, contact the AACC Office, 414-462-9450 11:30 a.m.
   Other
· DPI Superintendent Evers participates in Blue Ribbon ceremony Magee Elementary School Gymnasium, W313 S 4134 Highway 83, Genesee Depot.
· Madison Earth Day Bouquet of Events
· Milwaukee-area Earth Day events
· NAACP Tribute to Rosa Parks’s Life of Activism Central United Methodist Church, 639 N. 25th St., Milwaukee.
· PSC hearing
Amnicon Falls Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison. (Docket 1-AC-237) Changes to Telecommunications Rules as a Result of Retail Deregulation 10 a.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Rally to keep rent-to-own out of Wisconsin
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin, 1021 W. National Ave., Milwaukee. No Time to Allow Fleecing of Wisconsin Citizens With: Archbishop Jerome Listecki, State Senator Glenn Grothman, WISPIRG Director Bruce Speight, Wisconsin Catholic Conference Associate Director for Respect Life and Social Concerns Barbara Sella, President/CEO Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin Maria Monreal-Cameron National Rent-to-Own chains are being helped to enter the state of Wisconsin in Governor Walker’s budget. They are known to be predatory and charge as much as four times as much as comparable retail stores. A particular concern is the use of Spanish-speaking clerks to take advantage of people who cannot speak English. Senator Grothman and other advocates for the disadvantaged have fought these chains for eighteen years and will continue to work to take this provision out of the Governor’s budget. 11 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Ribble hosts job seeker workshop
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Lecture Hall, 2740 W. Mason St., Green Bay. 8:30 a.m.
· WDVA “Hiring Veterans: Translating Military Expertise to Civilian Excellence”
Schneider National, 911 Glory Road, Green Bay. WDVA to Host Veterans Programs for Two Days in Green Bay Two-Day Session to Include Informational Meeting for Employers, Town Hall Meeting for Veterans, History Symposium for the Community MADISON - Secretary John Scocos of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) today announced that the agency will host events on April 26 – 27 in Green Bay to help connect local employers with veterans, provide information and answer questions from veterans about the programs, benefits and services available to them, and to share military history with the community. All events are free and open to the public. On Friday, April 26, the WDVA will host “Hiring Veterans: Translating Military Expertise to Civilian Excellence” at Schneider National from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. This event will educate employers about hiring veterans. Many veterans-employment topics will be covered, including: the benefits of hiring veterans, how to find and connect with veteran job-seekers, translating military experience into civilian terms, as well as learning to “speak veteran” – acronyms, terminology and references veterans commonly use. “One of the WDVA’s main priorities is veteran employment and getting qualified and skilled veterans connected with the right employers,” Secretary Scocos said. “Veterans often make the best employees due to their military training and experience. This symposium will highlight the many ways employers can best find veterans with the skills for which they are looking.” Also on Friday, April 26, the WDVA will host “Supporting our Heroes: Getting the Most of State and Federal Veterans Programs” at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This afternoon long session will bring together state and federal officials in the areas of education, homeless programs, employment, small business development, licensing and certification, and tribal programs to answer questions and provide information to veterans from throughout Wisconsin. The town hall will be followed by a free reception from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. sponsored by the American Legion Department of Wisconsin. “The State of Wisconsin is committed to providing the highest level of support, benefits and services to our nation’s heroes,” Secretary Scocos said. “The best way we can make sure we are successful in this effort is to get out in the state and listen to what veterans have to say and then adjust according to their needs.” On Saturday, April 27, the WDVA and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum will host “Marching to War: Wisconsin Military History from the Tribal Perspective” at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At this event, tribal scholars and visiting experts will discuss the role of Wisconsin's tribes in shaping our state and national histories. Oneida historian Loretta Metoxen and Stockbridge-Munsee historian Jo Ann Schedler will be among presenters that will also include Dr. John Hall, author of “Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War” and Dr. Kerry Trask, author of “Black Hawk: the Battle for the Heart of America.” Please note that pre-registration is required for the “Hiring Veterans” event. More info can be found at: http://dva.state.wi.us/Docs/BusinessSymposiumGreenBay042613.pdf. Pre-registration is not required for the other 2 sessions. Individual fliers and event information can also be accessed through the “Events” page of the WDVA Website: www.WisVets.com Contact: Carla Vigue, (608) 266-0517 carla.vigue@dva.wisconsin.gov 8:30 a.m.
· WDVA “Supporting our Heroes: Getting the Most of State and Federal Veterans Programs”
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay. WDVA to Host Veterans Programs for Two Days in Green Bay Two-Day Session to Include Informational Meeting for Employers, Town Hall Meeting for Veterans, History Symposium for the Community MADISON - Secretary John Scocos of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) today announced that the agency will host events on April 26 – 27 in Green Bay to help connect local employers with veterans, provide information and answer questions from veterans about the programs, benefits and services available to them, and to share military history with the community. All events are free and open to the public. On Friday, April 26, the WDVA will host “Hiring Veterans: Translating Military Expertise to Civilian Excellence” at Schneider National from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. This event will educate employers about hiring veterans. Many veterans-employment topics will be covered, including: the benefits of hiring veterans, how to find and connect with veteran job-seekers, translating military experience into civilian terms, as well as learning to “speak veteran” – acronyms, terminology and references veterans commonly use. “One of the WDVA’s main priorities is veteran employment and getting qualified and skilled veterans connected with the right employers,” Secretary Scocos said. “Veterans often make the best employees due to their military training and experience. This symposium will highlight the many ways employers can best find veterans with the skills for which they are looking.” Also on Friday, April 26, the WDVA will host “Supporting our Heroes: Getting the Most of State and Federal Veterans Programs” at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This afternoon long session will bring together state and federal officials in the areas of education, homeless programs, employment, small business development, licensing and certification, and tribal programs to answer questions and provide information to veterans from throughout Wisconsin. The town hall will be followed by a free reception from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. sponsored by the American Legion Department of Wisconsin. “The State of Wisconsin is committed to providing the highest level of support, benefits and services to our nation’s heroes,” Secretary Scocos said. “The best way we can make sure we are successful in this effort is to get out in the state and listen to what veterans have to say and then adjust according to their needs.” On Saturday, April 27, the WDVA and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum will host “Marching to War: Wisconsin Military History from the Tribal Perspective” at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At this event, tribal scholars and visiting experts will discuss the role of Wisconsin's tribes in shaping our state and national histories. Oneida historian Loretta Metoxen and Stockbridge-Munsee historian Jo Ann Schedler will be among presenters that will also include Dr. John Hall, author of “Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War” and Dr. Kerry Trask, author of “Black Hawk: the Battle for the Heart of America.” Please note that pre-registration is required for the “Hiring Veterans” event. More info can be found at: http://dva.state.wi.us/Docs/BusinessSymposiumGreenBay042613.pdf. Pre-registration is not required for the other 2 sessions. Individual fliers and event information can also be accessed through the “Events” page of the WDVA Website: www.WisVets.com Contact: Carla Vigue, (608) 266-0517 carla.vigue@dva.wisconsin.gov 1 p.m.

April 27
   Other
· 3rd CD Democratic convention
Huckleberry's Banquet Hall, 1916 S. Marquette Road, Prairie du Chien. Notice is hereby given that the 3rd Congressional District Democratic Party will hold its annual convention on Saturday, April 27th, 2013. The Crawford County Democratic Party will host the event. Registration will take place from 9:00-11:00AM, with the call to order beginning promptly at 10:30 AM. Registration is $25 per person or $15 per student with a valid student ID. This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. 10:30 a.m.
· Community Brainstorming Conference
· Democratic budget hearing
Barron County Courthouse, 1420 Wisconsin 25, Barron. 10 a.m.
· DVA Women Veterans Expo Douglas Legacy Farm, La Valle.
· Madison Civics Club: Author Daniel Okrent
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Madison Earth Day Bouquet of Events
· Milwaukee-area Earth Day events
· WDVA “Marching to War: Wisconsin Military History from the Tribal Perspective”
Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay. WDVA to Host Veterans Programs for Two Days in Green Bay Two-Day Session to Include Informational Meeting for Employers, Town Hall Meeting for Veterans, History Symposium for the Community MADISON - Secretary John Scocos of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) today announced that the agency will host events on April 26 – 27 in Green Bay to help connect local employers with veterans, provide information and answer questions from veterans about the programs, benefits and services available to them, and to share military history with the community. All events are free and open to the public. On Friday, April 26, the WDVA will host “Hiring Veterans: Translating Military Expertise to Civilian Excellence” at Schneider National from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. This event will educate employers about hiring veterans. Many veterans-employment topics will be covered, including: the benefits of hiring veterans, how to find and connect with veteran job-seekers, translating military experience into civilian terms, as well as learning to “speak veteran” – acronyms, terminology and references veterans commonly use. “One of the WDVA’s main priorities is veteran employment and getting qualified and skilled veterans connected with the right employers,” Secretary Scocos said. “Veterans often make the best employees due to their military training and experience. This symposium will highlight the many ways employers can best find veterans with the skills for which they are looking.” Also on Friday, April 26, the WDVA will host “Supporting our Heroes: Getting the Most of State and Federal Veterans Programs” at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This afternoon long session will bring together state and federal officials in the areas of education, homeless programs, employment, small business development, licensing and certification, and tribal programs to answer questions and provide information to veterans from throughout Wisconsin. The town hall will be followed by a free reception from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. sponsored by the American Legion Department of Wisconsin. “The State of Wisconsin is committed to providing the highest level of support, benefits and services to our nation’s heroes,” Secretary Scocos said. “The best way we can make sure we are successful in this effort is to get out in the state and listen to what veterans have to say and then adjust according to their needs.” On Saturday, April 27, the WDVA and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum will host “Marching to War: Wisconsin Military History from the Tribal Perspective” at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At this event, tribal scholars and visiting experts will discuss the role of Wisconsin's tribes in shaping our state and national histories. Oneida historian Loretta Metoxen and Stockbridge-Munsee historian Jo Ann Schedler will be among presenters that will also include Dr. John Hall, author of “Uncommon Defense: Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War” and Dr. Kerry Trask, author of “Black Hawk: the Battle for the Heart of America.” Please note that pre-registration is required for the “Hiring Veterans” event. More info can be found at: http://dva.state.wi.us/Docs/BusinessSymposiumGreenBay042613.pdf. Pre-registration is not required for the other 2 sessions. Individual fliers and event information can also be accessed through the “Events” page of the WDVA Website: www.WisVets.com Contact: Carla Vigue, (608) 266-0517 carla.vigue@dva.wisconsin.gov 8 a.m.
· Will Allen discusses food crisis Gordon Park Pavilion, 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd., Milwaukee.
· Work*Play*Earth Day events

April 28
   Other
· "Forward" documentary premiere
Sundance Cinemas, 430 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison. Locally Made Film on Wisconsin Uprising Premieres in Madison, Milwaukee The Overpass Light Brigade joins filmmakers Dusan Harminc and Matt Mullins for special advance film screenings on April 28 and May 5, 2013 in Madison, and May 2, 2013 in Milwaukee. Each program opens with the short film Overpass Light Brigade, followed by premiere showings of Forward, a new feature documentary on the 2011 Wisconsin uprising. The Madison screenings will be held at Sundance Cinemas, each starting at 4 p.m. The Milwaukee screening begins at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Oriental Theater. Tickets to the screenings cost $10 and can be purchased at www.forward-movie.com. The April 28 showing in Madison has been sold out. Blending interviews of its founders and activists with stunning time-lapse photography, Overpass Light Brigade (duration: 6 minutes) shows how UW-Milwaukee professors Lane Hall and Lisa Moline created a simple, beautiful form of public performance art that, when joined with Milwaukee 4th grade teacher Joe Brusky’s social media savvy and the dedication of countless volunteer “Holders of the Lights,” became a Facebook sensation and inspired two dozen OLB chapters across the United States. Self-financed by Dusan Harminc and Matt Mullins, Forward (duration: 77 minutes) offers a protester-level view of the uprising that pushed state senators out of office, triggered the third governor recall election in American history, and inspired the Occupy movement that swept the country. The film employs the reflections of people involved in the Wisconsin protests, from teachers, farmers, business owners and firefighters to national and local celebrities like musician Tom Morello (formerly of Rage Against the Machine), journalist John Nichols of The Nation and The Capital Times, and Buffalo Beast journalist and prankster Ian Murphy. Forward’s soundtrack features music from locals Geoff Sabin of Columbian Monkey Knife Fight and Josh Klemons, and ends with a recent Morello track titled Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine set to footage of the 2011 Madison protests. Proceeds from the fundraiser screenings will be split between the OLB Battery Fund and a fund for festival entry fees for Forward and Overpass Light Brigade. Tickets and film trailers are available online at www.forward-movie.com and www.olbfilm.com. Contact: Matt Mullins, Co-Director forward@forward-movie.com www.forward-movie.com 608.358.6854 4 p.m.
· BIG Climate Event
Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive, Monona. Over a Dozen Local Student, Education, Health, and Environmental Groups Team Up to Transform Climate Angst into Climate Action Hundreds of Madison Families Gather for the “BIG Climate Event” Families, students, and people of all ages and interests will gather at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center in Monona for the “BIG Climate Event” to transform climate angst into climate action. The BIG Climate Event will “Build Involvement Globally” by continuing to build a coalition around climate disruption, helping both youth and adults find volunteer opportunities to take action on climate. At the BIG Climate Event, you can: Explore Aldo Leopold Nature Center's amazing climate exhibit, Global Warming: Facts and Our Future, a powerful interactive exhibit produced by the National Academy of Sciences Watch the newly-released movie about Bill McKibben and 350.org’s “Do the Math” Tour Hear pre-recorded statements from Mike Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club and Bill McKibben, President and co-founder of 350.org Discover your Climate Voice -- Kids and adults can express their personal stories through words, song, art, and other creative expressions. Find a way to plug in with Madison-area student, health and environmental organizations working on climate disruption and be a part of the growing Madison Climate Coalition Record your story and/or show off your artwork in Aldo Leopold Nature Center’s TV studio and add it to our national climate story collection Learn how to start a climate conversation with your elected officials and write effective letters to the editor Make a mask and join in the kid-friendly Parade for All Beings,around the Aldo Leopold Nature Center Bring a environmental or climate-themed book to donate neighborhood Little Free Libraries, a free book exchange portal that opened in Madison in 2009 and is replicated in hundreds of cities across the country Take a hike with a naturalist and explore the acres of greenspace around the Aldo Leopold Nature Center Transform Climate Angst into Climate Action! Wisconsin’s devastating droughts, historic extreme temperatures, superstorms, and wildfires of 2012 leave no doubt that our public officials must take action now to fight the climate crisis and protect our children. During his inaugural address and again during the State of the Union address, President Obama signaled that he is open to taking administrative action on climate disruption. In March and April, thousands of Americans have been coming together for events like this one to encourage the president to be bold and secure his legacy as a climate and clean energy leader. Partner organizations include: 350 Madison * Aldo Leopold Nature Center * Citizens Climate Lobby * Clean Wisconsin * Climate Action 350 UW * Madison Action for Mining Alternatives (MAMA) * Physicians for Social Responsibility Wisconsin * Sierra Club * Sierra Student Coalition * Sustain Dane * Wisconsin Environment * Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light * Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters For more information visit: sc.org/BIGClimate. 1 p.m.

April 29
   Fundraisers
· ADCC fundraiser
Piggy’s Restaurant, 501 Front St., La Crosse. Please join Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, Rep. Steve Doyle (ADCC Co-Chair), Rep. Chris Danou, Rep. Jill Billings and Sen. Jennifer Shilling for an event to benefit the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee No suggested minimum provided. Donate online at: tinyurl.com/donateadcc 5 p.m.
   Other
· Democratic budget public hearing
Chippewa Valley Technical College, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire. Help spread the word: Eau Claire will have opportunity to weigh in on budget! Additional hearings hosted by Democrats in response to outcry over budget committee restricting public input EAU CLAIRE – The Joint Finance Committee held just four hearings to gather opinions on the budget, in communities that represent just two percent of Wisconsin’s total population. It’s also important to ensure as many people as possible make their voices heard because – despite its many controversial provisions and potential long-term consequences on vital issues like education, health care and the economy – this proposed budget has not received nearly as much attention, feedback and scrutiny as the budget that passed two years ago. So Democratic Senate and Assembly leaders and members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) joined Eau Claire-area legislators in scheduling a budget hearing on Monday, April 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire. The Eau Claire hearing is one of 10 additional hearing dates Democrats have scheduled so they can help present ideas supported by people from all across the state that would improve the state budget. The goal is to have a budget that truly reflects Wisconsin middle-class values and priorities. The Republican co-chairs of the committee scheduled just four public opportunities – none in Eau Claire – for citizens across Wisconsin to tell the committee what they think about the budget. That’s tied for the fewest number of budget hearings held since at least 1985. Republican legislators are invited and encouraged to also attend. In order to allow every interested citizen who attends the chance to participate, speakers will each be allotted two to three minutes to testify. Contact: Melanie Conklin, Office of Rep. Barca, 608.266.5504 Gillian Morris, Office of Sen. Larson, 608.266.7505 4 p.m.
· South Central Federation of Labor press conference Assembly Parlor, State Capitol.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan, Dane Co. Exec. Parisi visit Dane County Job Center
Contact: Samuel Lau (Pocan) 202-225-2906 Casey Slaughter Becker (Parisi) 608.267.8823 Pocan & Parisi to Meet with Dane County Residents Trying to Get Back to Work Pocan to Also Commemorate Workers Memorial Day and Visit Boys and Girls Club of Dane County Madison– U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Dane County Executive Joe Parisi will visit the Dane County Job Center on Monday, April 29th at 11 a.m. CT to hear from local residents searching for employment about the issues they face, and how they can support their efforts in both Washington and Madison. “Dane County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the state, but many of our neighbors are still searching for meaningful employment,” Pocan said. “Until we are able to address our employment gap, we will be unable to grow our economy and ensure long-term economic prosperity. The Job Center is a fantastic resource where local residents can take proactive steps to re-enter the workforce. I look forward to meeting with Wisconsinites at the center and hearing their stories and concerns so I can bring them back to Washington and work on policies that will promote job creation in south central Wisconsin.” “We continue to see signs that Dane County’s economy is recovering, but we must work to ensure that a rising tide lifts all boats,” said Parisi. “From unemployment to underemployment, the county is providing valuable resources, like our Job Center, that are helping people find family-supporting jobs. Talking to people with direct experience navigating today’s job market is key to ensuring that we’re meeting the needs of our residents and strengthening our workforce and economy long-term.” The Dane County Job Center is a central location for people looking for work and businesses that need help finding qualified applicants. The center is a partnership of government agencies and community-based organizations with a common goal: to make Dane County a better place to live by improving job opportunities through economic support, training and education. In 2012, the center served an average of 866 families through the Wisconsin Works (W-2) program each month. Also on Monday, Pocan will join working families, faith leaders and elected officials in the Assembly Parlor at the State Capitol to commemorate Workers Memorial Day and those who have perished or suffered injury or illness on the job. Pocan will also visit the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County to hear about their expansion efforts and meet with students, parents and staff. 11 a.m. Dane County Job Center, 1819 Aberg Ave.,Madison. 1 p.m. Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. 2:50 p.m. Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, 2001 Taft St., Madison. 11 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Ribble hosts Wisconsin job fair
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Student Commons, 2740 W. Mason St., Green Bay. 9 a.m.
· Wisconsin Academy Innovators Showcase: Wisconsin’s climate and energy leaders
Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee.

April 30
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Kenosha Co. Exec. Jim Kreuser
Genna’s Lounge, 105 W. Main St., Madison. Please join Madison area friends and very special guest Congressman Mark Pocan for a reception in support of Jim Kreuser, Kenosha County Executive Individual, Conduit and PAC contributions accepted Checks can be made payable to: Friends of Jim Kreuser Address: 3505 14th Place. Kenosha, WI 53144 Or please RSVP to jimkreuser@gmail.com Maximum Individual Contribution: $1664 / Maximum PAC Contribution: $1248 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Consumer Protection committee meeting
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry committee meeting
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry public hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Small Business Development public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on State Affairs executive session
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development and Local Government executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development and Local Government public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Healthy Local Food Systems: Driving Business & Community Economic Development
1255 Deming Way, Madison. The School of Business at Edgewood College Smith & Gesteland Executive Speaker Series Healthy Local Food Systems: Driving Business & Community Economic Development April 30, 2013, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Please join us for The School of Business at Edgewood College - Smith & Gesteland Executive Speaker Series event, “Healthy Local Food Systems: Driving Business & Community Economic Development”, on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., at 1255 Deming Way, Madison, WI. Rick Terrien, Iowa County Economic Development Corporation Executive Director, and developer of the Wisconsin Innovation Kitchen, will head up a panel of social innovators and entrepreneurs who are leading the way in this emerging arena. Panelists include: Carrie Edgar, Department Head and Community Food Systems Educator, Dane County UW-Extension; Peter Robertson, CEO of RP's Pasta, and FEED Kitchen Incubator Advisory Board Member; and Mark Woulf, Food Policy Coordinator, City of Madison. This complimentary event includes continental breakfast and networking. Please RSVP to mba@edgewood.edu. 7:30 a.m.
· MMAC Leadership Luncheon with Judge Derek Mosley
Northside YMCA, 1350 W. North Ave., Milwaukee.
· WCPE Quality 101 workshops MetaStar Building, Madison.
   Other
· DPI Superintendent Evers visits Menomonee Falls schools
· Milwaukee Dems host public hearing
Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vilet St., Milwaukee. State lawmakers to host public hearing on changes to local control in Milwaukee County MADISON – Local residents are invited to share their opinions on the state-imposed changes to the Milwaukee County Board at a public hearing this Tuesday in Milwaukee. The hearing starts at 5:00 p.m. and will be held at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vilet Street. After Senate Republicans failed to hold a committee hearing in the community that they are forcing to change, local Legislative representatives of Milwaukee County are holding an opportunity for citizens in Milwaukee County who were unable to attend the midday Madison hearing to voice their opinion on the bill forcing state-imposed changes to the Milwaukee County Board. WHO: Sen. Chris Larson, Sen. Tim Carpenter, Sen. Nikiya Harris, Sen. Lena C. Taylor, Rep. Josh Zepnick, Rep. Sandy Pasch, Rep. Mandela Barnes, Rep. Evan Goyke, Rep. John Richards, Rep. Christine Sinicki, Rep. Daniel Riemer, Rep. LaTonya Johnson, Rep. Leon Young, Rep. Fred Kessler and Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa Contact: Sen. Chris Larson, 608.266.7505 Rep. Sandy Pasch, 608.266.7671 Rep. Josh Zepnick, 608.266.1707 5 p.m.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Mayor Tom Barrett
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will reflect on the state of the City, including current threats and opportunities. 12 p.m.
· Reps. Doyle, Billings, Barca press conference
Lincoln Middle School, 510 S. 9th St., La Crosse. Representative Steve Doyle, Representative Jill Billings, and Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca will hold a press conference on Tuesday, April 30, at 11:15 a.m. on the proposed voucher school expansion. The press conference will be in front of the Lincoln Middle School at 510 S. 9th St, La Crosse. The Governor's Budget contains language to expand the use of taxpayer money to fund private voucher schools. Discussion will include why the state should focus on making sure existing public schools are receiving adequate funding instead of sending those resourced to private schools. 11:15 a.m.
· WTCS Dual Credit Day Lomira High School, Technology Education Lab, 1030 4th St., Lomira.

May 1
   Fundraisers
· ADCC fundraiser
The Rigby Pub and Grill, 119 E. Main St., Madison. You are invited to an event to support the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee Hosted by Representatives Cory Mason and Jon Richards Sponsorship Levels PAC Sponsor: $6000 Host: $3000 Friend: $1000 Individuals Sponsor $1000 Host $500 Friend $250 For sponsorships or to RSVP, contact Joel Gratz at 608-258-9225 or email joelg@wisdems.org 5 p.m.
· Breakfast fundraising reception for Sen. Rick Gudex
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Special Guest: Senator Alberta Darling $250 per person, limited PAC accepted RSVP required at 608-345-3780 or judi@rhodesstrategies.com Rick Gudex for Senate PO Box 1381 Fond Du Lac, WI 54936 8 a.m.
· Happy hour reception for U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble
The Old Fashioned, 25 N. Pinckney St. #1, Madison. Event Host: $1,500 PAC or $500 Personal Event Attendee: $1,000 PAC or $250 Personal Please make checks payable to: Ribble for Congress RSVP to Mary Mai at marym@ribbleforcongress.com or 202-549-1374 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics informational hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing public hearing
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining informational hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules public hearing
· Senate Committee on Energy, Consumer Protection, and Government Reform executive session
· Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Natural Resources public hearing
   Business Events
· COSBE’s Executive Roundtable All-Group Spring Breakfast
University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· Madison Rotary Club: International Crane Foundation President and CEO Richard Beilfuss
· MPC Newsmaker Luncheon: The Stock Market of 2013
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· Vital Support Systems seminar
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.
   Other
· Immigrant Workers Union march
Brittingham Park, Madison. Madison will March for Immigrant and Workers' Rights on May Day The Immigrant Workers Union (IWU), labor and community organizations and their allies will join the national call for immigration reform and workers rights on Wednesday, May 1st. In Wisconsin there will be at least two rallies in coordination with hundred of cities all around the country, one in Milwaukee and the other in Madison. "May Day has become a symbolic and traditional day of action for immigrant communities since 2006. In the coming days, a new immigration bill will be introduced for discussion in the US Senate" - says Alex Gillis - " the fate of millions of immigrant workers families depend of this bill, and we are planning to put as much pressure as we can to guarantee a fair immigration reform ." On May 1st, all around the country immigrants and allies will rally for a human and fear immigration reform that guarantees a citizenship path for 11 million working families. "We hope that this time the new reform will end with the current Status Quo. Unfortunately, there are powerful interests working very hard to maintain millions of hardworking immigrant families in the shadows, so they can keep profiting of undocumented workers; And that is why we will march again this year, because we need a reform that ends exploitation instead perpetuate it" says Jorge Carrera from the Immigrant Workers Union. The march will be held on Wednesday May First, gathering at 11:30am at Brittingham Park and leaving towards the Capitol a noon, upon arrival few speakers will address the crowd.This year March's theme is : WE DESERVE BETTER * Stop ALL Deportations * No to the Guest Worker Program * Jobs and Living Wages for ALL * Union Rights, NOW! Contact: Alex Gillis 866-476-0884 11:30 a.m.
· May Day Solidarity March
Voces de la Frontera, 5th St. and Washington Ave., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan hosts small business seminar on Affordable Care Act
5120 Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave., Madison. Madison, WI– U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) announced today that he will host a seminar on the impact of the Affordable Care Act for area small businesses on Wednesday, May 1, at Grainger Hall on the UW-Madison Campus. Pocan will be joined by Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Marianne Markowitz and District Director Eric Ness. “I’m pleased to welcome top SBA officials to our community to help businesses understand and prepare for the implementation of the Affordable Care Act,” Pocan said. “It’s critical that local businesses understand what health care reform will mean for their business and their employees.” SBA officials will discuss implementation of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for small business owners and their employees. They will also provide information on federal resources available to small businesses, including tax credits, trainings, and procurement opportunities. Contact: Samuel Lau Phone: 202-225-2906 3 p.m.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan press conference
Packers Ave. and International Lane, Madison. Pocan Joins Members of Community at Airport to Urge Congress to End Sequester for All While Congress fixes flight delays for the well-connected, Wisconsin seniors, children, cancer patients ignored Madison, WI– While Congress last week passed a Band-Aid fix to manage delayed flights caused by the sequester for those with influence, thousands of seniors, kids, cancer patients, and other vulnerable citizens remain without reprieve from these devastating cuts. Tomorrow, members of the community will join U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) at the Dane County Regional Airport at 1:30 p.m. CT to urge Congress to end the irresponsible, indiscriminate sequester cuts once and for all. Last week, Pocan voted again the piecemeal FAA fix in Congress, and called on Republicans to appoint budget conferees so the budget process, and a sequester replacement, can move forward. Although Wisconsinites no longer have to worry about sequester-induced flight delays, below are some of the avoidable, mindless sequester cuts that are still in place: · Wisconsin seniors will receive fewer Meals on Wheels, a federally-assisted program that contributes to the overall health and well-being of participating seniors · Close to 1,000 Wisconsin children and families will lose access to Head Start services · Cancer clinics have begun to turn away cancer patients due to reduced Medicare funding · Cuts to programs that offer federal housing assistance could place thousands of families at risk of losing permanent housing · $35 million cut in funding for UW-Researchers, slowing their innovative research by years · Wisconsin will lose approximately $10.1 million in funds for teachers, aides, and staff who help children with disabilities. · $900 million decrease in small business loan guarantees for U.S. small business owners · Wisconsin will lose about $661,000 in funding for job search assistance, referral, and placement, meaning around 23,120 fewer people will get the help and skills they need to find employment. · Nationwide, 424,000 fewer HIV tests will be provided, and more than 7,000 people could lose access to life-saving HIV medications · College students could see reduced work-study opportunities and increased rate hikes on certain student loans Contact: Samuel Lau 202-225-2906 1:30 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson speaks at St. Norbert College
Fort Howard Theater, F.K. Bemis International Center, De Pere. DE PERE, WIS. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) will speak at St. Norbert College on Wednesday, May 1, at 9 a.m. in the Fort Howard Theater of F.K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert campus. Johnson’s talk is free and open to the public. Senator Johnson’s presentation will focus on the state of our national economy and related issues including Social Security, the national debt and health care. He will speak for 30 minutes, and then accept questions from the audience. For more information, contact Manny Vasquez in the office of U.S. Senator Ron Johnson at Manuel_Vasquez@ronjohnson.senate.gov. For media inquiries, please contact Melinda Whitemarsh Schnell at 202-228-0071. To learn more about Senator Johnson, go to http://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/biography. 9 a.m.
· UW-Oshkosh budget forum
Sage 1210, UW-Oshkosh.
· UWM presents "The Computational Work of Policing"
Golda Meir Library, Fourth floor conference center, 2311 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee. Kelly Gates, a researcher who studies the growing use of surveillance video in police work, is scheduled to speak Wednesday, May 1, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Golda Meir Library, fourth floor Conference Center, 2311 E. Hartford Ave., at 2 p.m. Her presentation, “The Computational Work of Policing,” is part of the School of Information Studies’ “Choose Privacy Week.” Gates is an associate professor in the Department of Communication and Science Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego. Her work focuses on the political and social implications of computerization and automated surveillance. The widespread use of closed-circuit TV security systems has made recorded surveillance video a useful source of evidence in criminal investigations, says Gates. The video that captured images of the accused Boston Marathon bombers, helping to identify them, is one recent example. “I think there will definitely be a push for more video in more places as a result of the Boston Marathon bombing,” she says. And that has implications for privacy. “The right to have a domain of privacy free from government and corporate intrusion is critical for a functioning democracy,” Gates says. However, she adds, the calls for increased security surveillance aren’t really addressing the fundamental political, environmental, cultural and economic issues behind the major global crises. “The pursuit of ever more perfectly functioning surveillance systems is definitely threatening to whatever shreds of privacy people have left. But as long as we see the larger causes of our ‘security issues’ as intractable, then what other solution is there but more and better surveillance and policing?” In her view, that is no solution at all. “It’s like buying more air conditioners to deal with the problem of global warming.” In her presentation, Gates will also explore how the scientific credibility of video-based evidence, like DNA evidence and other types of forensic testimony, is constantly being tested in the courts. She’ll also discuss how tools developed for creative media production – collaborative work-sharing systems, digital nonlinear editing and media asset management systems – are being repurposed for forensic video analysis. “There are a lot of different video forensics systems on the market, and any particular agency could be using any one of them,” Gates says. “Not every [investigative] agency has a sophisticated system, but they are increasingly recognizing the need for them. “I just got an email a couple of days ago from a company using the Boston Marathon bombing investigation as a sales pitch.’ 2 p.m.
· WisPolitics.com luncheon: Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald
Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N. 10th St., Milwaukee. SIGN UP NOW: Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, discusses the state budget, school choice 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.

May 2
   Fundraisers
· 2013 Wisconsin Veterans Museum Gala
Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 W. Mifflin St., Madison. Author of New York Times Best-Seller ‘Carnage and Culture’ to Speak at Wisconsin Veterans Museum Gala (MADISON) ― Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John Scocos today announced that historian and New York Times Best-Selling author Victor Davis Hanson will be guest speaker at the 2013 Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s Gala. The event is scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. “Our Wisconsin Veterans Museum is one of the preeminent history museums in the state,” Secretary Scocos said. “We have artifacts that date back to the civil war that tell the stories of the men and women from Wisconsin who have honorably served our country. I thank everyone who attends the gala in support of the museum and preserving our great history.” Victor Davis Hanson is author of the New York Times best-seller “Carnage and Culture,” which explains why the armies of the West have been the most lethal and effective of any fighting forces in the world. Dr. Hanson has been featured on CNN, PBS, NPR, and his work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and The Washington Post. From the Peloponnesian War to the conflicts of today, Dr. Hanson is a foremost scholar in military history, both ancient and modern. Gala attendees may join Dr. Hanson for an exclusive VIP reception to take place among the exhibits at The Wisconsin Veterans Museum from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. at 30 West Mifflin Street in Madison. Following the reception, Dr. Hanson will speak about “Old War in a New World: Contemporary Conflict and Military History.” All proceeds from the event will support the development of new exhibits and programs at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Tickets are $175 for the VIP reception and dinner, or $125 for dinner only, and may be purchased by calling Jennifer Carlson at (608) 264-6086 or visiting www.wvmfoundation.com. To schedule interviews with speakers or museum staff, contact Jennifer Carlson at (608)264-6086. Dr. Hanson’s book Carnage and Culture will be available for purchase both before and after the event. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the State Capitol. For more information, go to: www.wisvetsmuseum.com. 5 p.m.
· Fundraising reception for Sen. Frank Lasee
Fox Banquets, 111 E. Kimball St., Appleton. Special Guest Congressman Reid Ribble To host the event, please call (262) 880-3316 Host levels: Diamond: $1000 | Platinum: $750 | Gold: $500 | Silver: $250 | Bronze: $125 Suggested Contribution: $50 Please make checks payable to: Taxpayers for Lasee, PO Box 5403, DePere, WI 54115 Contributions also accepted online at www.franklasee.com RSVP to: amyjoylasee@franklasee.com or (262) 880-3316 5 p.m.
· Reception for Sen. Scott Fitzgerald
Burke’s Lakeside, 37238 Valley Road, Oconomowoc. With Guests: Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch | Rep. John Jagler | Rep. Joel Kleefisch Host: $200 per individual/couple Hosts will be recognized at the event Suggested contribution: $50 per person or $75 per couple. PAC no longer accepted. RSVP to: contact@votefitzgerald.com or by calling 608-257-8035 Or by sending a check to: Scott Fitzgerald for Senate, PO Box 2741, Madison, WI 53701 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice committee meeting
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Housing and Real Estate public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Insurance public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary public hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Rules executive session
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Natural Resources executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· UW-Madison Spring Ethics Symposium
Morgridge Auditorium, Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave., Madison.
   Other
· "Forward" documentary premiere
Landmark Oriental Theater, 2230 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee. Locally Made Film on Wisconsin Uprising Premieres in Madison, Milwaukee The Overpass Light Brigade joins filmmakers Dusan Harminc and Matt Mullins for special advance film screenings on April 28 and May 5, 2013 in Madison, and May 2, 2013 in Milwaukee. Each program opens with the short film Overpass Light Brigade, followed by premiere showings of Forward, a new feature documentary on the 2011 Wisconsin uprising. The Madison screenings will be held at Sundance Cinemas, each starting at 4 p.m. The Milwaukee screening begins at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Oriental Theater. Tickets to the screenings cost $10 and can be purchased at www.forward-movie.com. The April 28 showing in Madison has been sold out. Blending interviews of its founders and activists with stunning time-lapse photography, Overpass Light Brigade (duration: 6 minutes) shows how UW-Milwaukee professors Lane Hall and Lisa Moline created a simple, beautiful form of public performance art that, when joined with Milwaukee 4th grade teacher Joe Brusky’s social media savvy and the dedication of countless volunteer “Holders of the Lights,” became a Facebook sensation and inspired two dozen OLB chapters across the United States. Self-financed by Dusan Harminc and Matt Mullins, Forward (duration: 77 minutes) offers a protester-level view of the uprising that pushed state senators out of office, triggered the third governor recall election in American history, and inspired the Occupy movement that swept the country. The film employs the reflections of people involved in the Wisconsin protests, from teachers, farmers, business owners and firefighters to national and local celebrities like musician Tom Morello (formerly of Rage Against the Machine), journalist John Nichols of The Nation and The Capital Times, and Buffalo Beast journalist and prankster Ian Murphy. Forward’s soundtrack features music from locals Geoff Sabin of Columbian Monkey Knife Fight and Josh Klemons, and ends with a recent Morello track titled Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine set to footage of the 2011 Madison protests. Proceeds from the fundraiser screenings will be split between the OLB Battery Fund and a fund for festival entry fees for Forward and Overpass Light Brigade. Tickets and film trailers are available online at www.forward-movie.com and www.olbfilm.com. Contact: Matt Mullins, Co-Director forward@forward-movie.com www.forward-movie.com 608.358.6854 7 p.m.
· 2013 Governor's Prayer Breakfast
Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.
· Bipartisan Issues Group, Concord Coalition forum
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery - DeLuca Forum, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison.
· Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office dedication
Waterford Public Library, 101 N. River St., Waterford. Oshkosh, WI – Senator Ron Johnson (WI) today announced that he will join Congressman Paul Ryan (WI-1) and Waterford, Wisconsin community leaders for the dedication of the Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office. Johnson sponsored the legislation to designate the Post Office. Johnson said, “as a member of the United States Senate, it is my privilege to meet the finest among us – the men and women of America’s armed services, who are willing to put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans. Too often, these brave men and women make the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms. I’m honored to join in this tribute to the bravery of one of Wisconsin’s finest – Captain Rhett Schiller – who gave his life in combat in Iraq.” In 2012, Johnson introduced legislation to designate the Waterford Post Office as the "Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office.” The bill was signed into law by President Obama on January 14, 2013. Contact: Melinda Whitemarsh Schnell: (202) 224-5323 11 a.m.
· Evidence-Based Health Policy Project Briefing
411 South, State Capitol. SCHOOL-BASED MENTAL HEALTH CARE Should Policy Specify a Clear and Formal Role for Schools in Addressing Mental Health Concerns? ¨ Julia Dickson-Gomez, MD, Medical College of Milwaukee ¨ Scott Strong, Executive Director, Wisconsin Association of Family and Children’s Agencies (WAFCA), Community Partnerships, Inc. and co-chair of MMSD Mental Health Task Force ¨ Katherine Halley, Psychologist, Madison Metropolitan School District and member of MMSD Mental Health Task Force ¨ Judie Shine, President, American Council for School Social Work Breakfast and Registration start at 8:15 am 8:30 a.m.
· Future of Wisconsin Transportation Funding
Wintergreen Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Rural Schools, Libraries, and Communities Cashton High School, Gymnasium, 540 Coe St., Cashton.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan visits RWCFS Head Start
1221 Henry Ave., Beloit. Pocan to Visit Head Start Program Affected by Irresponsible Sequester Cuts Pocan will also host “Meet with Mark” office hours at Beloit office Madison– U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will stop by the Rock-Walworth Comprehensive Family Services (RWCFS) Head Start at 10:25 a.m. CT on Thursday, May 2, to tour the center and discuss the harmful effects the sequester is having on Head Start programs in south central Wisconsin and across the country. Due to the sequester cuts, the RWCFS Head Start program will end early this year, and additional cuts may need to be implemented going forward. Across the country, approximately 70,000 children, including close to 1,000 in Wisconsin, will lose access to Head Start services because of the sequester. “Head Start provides an invaluable service to so many families across Wisconsin and around the country,” said Pocan. “It represents a derelict of duty in Congress to allow this critical program to be cut for Wisconsin children because of the sequester. We must do all that we can to replace these mindless cuts and support our families.” Earlier in the day, Pocan will hold “Meet with Mark” office hours for local residents from 9 a.m. -- 10 a.m. at his Beloit office. He invites all constituents from Rock County to stop by and share their ideas and concerns. Pocan’s constituent services staff will also be on hand to help people navigate issues with federal agencies, such as the VA, IRS or the Social Security Administration. No appointment is necessary. “Constituent service is one of my top priorities,” said Pocan. “These office hours strengthen my ties to Rock County and allow me to hear directly from the people of south central Wisconsin. I look forward to speaking with my constituents about how I can better serve their needs in Congress.” Pocan’s staff has held weekly office hours at Beloit City Hall since February, meeting with constituents and assisting them with any federal casework needs. Contact: Samuel Lau 202-225-2906 10:25 a.m.
· WiWA telecom education conference
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. Wisconsin Wireless Association to Hold Annual Telecom Education Conference The Wireless Revolution: Partnering for Economic Growth in Wisconsin WAUWATOSA, WI --- The Wisconsin Wireless Association (WiWA) will hold its annual telecom education conference on May 2, 2013, at the Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton Street in Madison, Wisconsin. The topic is, “The Wireless Revolution: Partnering for Economic Growth in Wisconsin. The meeting begins with registration and networking at 11:00 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., and the conference starting at 12:00 p.m. The conference will include a keynote address by Jonathan Adelstein, President and CEO of PCIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association, and a former FCC Commissioner. Mr. Adelstein will then join a panel discussion moderated by Jim Jermain, Regional VP of External Affairs for AT&T, which will explore the impact of wireless infrastructure deployment on economic development in Wisconsin, including areas such as rural and urban uniformity; the PSC’s Broadband Playbook; the regulatory role of municipalities, states, and federal jurisdictions; and impact of Federal section 6409. Panelists include Wisconsin State Senator Paul Farrow, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications; Sam Perlman, Economic Development Manager for Door County; and Gary Evenson, Administrator of the Telecommunications Division of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. “Wireless communications, from basic voice communication to broadband, are essential to job creation, productivity, health care, and education in Wisconsin, and require robust wireless infrastructure and a streamlined approach to their deployment,” commented WiWA President Jeff Roznowski. “Our distinguished panel of experts will offer their insight into how government officials and the wireless industry need to work cooperatively to insure successful economic development in Wisconsin.” You can register for the seminar and learn additional information at www.wisconsinwireless.org The Wisconsin Wireless Association is a non profit professional association dedicated to being the voice of the wireless industry in the Badger State. WiWA has nearly 300 members, representing the creative talent and energy of wireless carriers, tower companies, network developers, and their supporting vendors. Its mission is to promote positive awareness about the wireless industry through education; to form and cultivate strong relationships between the members of the wireless industry; and to enhance the communities it serves.  Contact: Jeff Roznowski jroznowski@wi.rr.com 414-258-0633 11 a.m.

May 3
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs executive session
123 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· 2013 M&A Forum
· UW-Milwaukee 2013 Informatics Day
Golda Meir Library, Fourth Floor Conference Center, 2311 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee. The Biomedical and Health Informatics Research Institute (BHIRI) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee presents the 2013 Informatics Day program on Friday, May 3, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Golda Meir Library, fourth floor Conference Center, 2311 E. Hartford Ave. The conference is free and open to the public, and includes a keynote address, panel discussions, lunch, awards and a poster session with UWM and Marquette University Informatics graduate students. Online registration is at www4.uwm.edu/employeedev/registration-open.cfm?eventid=4. BHIRI is a campuswide entity established in 2011 to provide a common health informatics infrastructure to initiate, support and enhance multidisciplinary research in biomedical and health informatics. 8 a.m.
   Other
· Reps. Klenke, Weininger host budget listening session
Christie Theatre, University Union, UW-Green Bay. LEGISLATORS HOLD SPECIAL UW BUDGET LISTEN SESSION Opportunity for UWGB students to have their voices heard MADISON – University of Wisconsin - Green Bay students and faculty are invited to attend a listening session on the UW Systems 2013-2015 State Budget. Chancellor Hardin will provide opening comments and a brief overview of the UWGB budget. The event is being co-hosted by Representative Chad Weininger (R-Green Bay) and Representative John Klenke (R-Green Bay) along with the University. Other area Assembly legislators are invited to attend the listening session. The Governor’s proposed state budget is currently being debated by the Joint Committee on Finance. The UW Systems budget will likely be taken up in the next few weeks by the committee. Constituents may also send their comments to Rep.Klenke@legis.wi.gov, Rep.Weininger@legis.wi.gov or directly to the Joint Finance Committee at budgetcomments@legis.wi.gov 12:30 p.m.
· RPW State Convention
Patriot Center, 10101 Market St., Rothschild.

May 4
   Business Events
· Baird presents "The Lifestyle Considerations of Retirement" Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison.
· Blackhawk Technical College Employability Skills Conference
Blackhawk Technical College - Monroe Campus, 210 4th Ave., Monroe. JANESVILLE, WI – Blackhawk Technical College’s Monroe campus will play host Saturday, May 4 to an Employability Skills Conference for all BTC students, alumni, high school students and the general public who may be interested in refining techniques in finding, landing and keeping a good job. The conference, which will be held at the Monroe Campus, 210 4th Ave., includes five sections, starting with an 8:45 a.m. presentation called “It Doesn’t Take a Title to be a Leader.’’ There is no cost to attend. Those interested are asked to contact the Monroe campus front desk at 608-328-1660 or the BTC website at www.blackhawk.edu/monroe to register. The keynote address will be presented at 12:45 p.m. by Dija Decock, a former fashion model now working for Counsel Image Consults of Madison. She will discuss the importance of first impressions and how an appropriate workplace wardrobe can influence success on the job. Sessions covering how to find a job, how to land a job and how to keep a job will run concurrently following the opening presentation. These presentations begin at 9:45 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m., respectively. Registration runs from 8-8:30 a.m. in the main lobby on the west side of campus. Please enter near the flag poles. ABOUT BLACKHAWK TECHNICAL COLLEGE Blackhawk Technical College is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System. BTC has five campus locations in Monroe, Beloit and Janesville, WI offering more than 50 programs including two-year associate degrees, one- and two-year technical diplomas and short-term technical diplomas. In addition, BTC is a major provider of customized training and technical assistance for the Rock and Green County business community. More than half of all adults living in Wisconsin have accessed the technical colleges for education and training during the last decade. Contact: Gary Kohn (608) 757-7769 or cell (608) 436-9578 gkohn@blackhawk.edu 8:45 a.m.
· Natural Product & Organic Food Expo
Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh. Joel Salatin and Will Allen To Appear Together at Expo OSHKOSH, WI - 54902 - Joel Salatin and Will Allen to appear at the Natural Product & Organic Food Expo in Oshkosh on May 4th, 2013. Activities for the duo will include: Book Signings Workshops Lectures Discussion Panel sponsored by the Wisconsin Farmer's Union Joel Salatin Bio: Joel Salatin, 56, is a full-time farmer in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.He writes extensively in magazines such as STOCKMAN GRASS FARMER, ACRES USA, and FOODSHED. The family's farm, Polyface Inc. ("The Farm of Many Faces") has been featured in SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, GOURMET and countless other radio,television and print media. Profiled on the Lives of the 21st Century series with Peter Jennings on ABC World News, his after-broadcast chat room fielded more hits than any other segment to date. It achieved iconic status as the grass farm featured in the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA by food writer guru Michael Pollan and the award-winning film documentary, FOOD INC. Salatin raises livestock using holistic methods of animal husbandry, free of potentially harmful chemicals, on his Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Meat from the farm is sold by direct-marketing to consumers and restaurants. He has authored eight books: PASTURED POULTRY PROFITS: Net $25,000 in 6 months on 20 Acres SALAD BAR BEEF YOU CAN FARM: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming Enterprise FAMILY FRIENDLY FARMING: A Multi-Generational Home-Based Business Testament HOLY COWS AND HOG HEAVEN: The Food Buyer's Guide to Farm Friendly Food, is an attempt to bring producers and patrons together in mutual understanding and appreciation EVERYTHING I WANT TO DO IS ILLEGAL: War stories from the local food front. THE SHEER ECSTASY OF BEING A LUNATIC FARMER FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World ********************************** Will Allen Bio: Will Allen appears in the documentary film, Fresh. The film refers to Allen as "one of the most influential leaders of the food security and urban farming movement." Will Allen is the co-author, with Charles Wilson, of the book The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities, published by Gotham Books, a member of Penguin Group, USA. The book was nominated for a 2013 NAACP Image Award. On May 20, 2012, Allen was awarded an honorary Doctor of Agriculture degree from the University of Wisconsin. Allen currently serves as director of Growing Power, a now mature urban farming project in Milwaukee, with a 40-acre farm west of Milwaukee in the town of Merton and an off-shoot project in Chicago run by Allen's daughter, Erika. In 2005, Allen was awarded a Ford Foundation leadership grant on behalf of his urban farming work. In 2008, he was awarded the MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" for his work on urban farming and sustainable food production. ********************************** Other Expo Highlights: The Natural Product & Organic Food Expo brings together local and national companies that specialize in natural and organic products, natural and organic foods, Green and Eco-friendly products for the home, pets, and the whole family. Kick off the farmers market season. Meet and buy direct from local, organic farmers and vendors. Learn how to buy and preserve seasonal food. Snatch up early seedlings, fresh greens and free-range meat and eggs. 200 Vendors Dozens of Workshops Taste of Home Cooking School Emmy Winning Chef Eric Villegas Children's Action Zone - complete with an inflatable tornado. The kids will love climbing the twisting stairway to the center (eye) of the storm where they will find themselves sliding almost out of control back towards the safety of the Earth! Contact: Healthy Living Events Natalie Pratt 920-312-0014 greenevents@new.rr.com
   Other
· RPW State Convention
Patriot Center, 10101 Market St., Rothschild.
· Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation Spring Gala
· Work*Play*Earth Day events

May 5
   Fundraisers
· 62nd birthday celebration of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. You Are Cordially Invited to Join the Host Committee along with Friends & Family at the 62nd birthday celebration of Milwaukee's Congresswoman The Honorable Gwen S. Moore ‡‡‡‡ Sunday, May 5, 2013 ~ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm (Host Committee Reception: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)** Suggested Levels of Support $2,500 Host ~ $1,000 Sponsor ~ $500 Patron - $250 Friend $100 Per Person / $150 Per Couple **The host committee reception is open to all supporters at the $250 level and above** Make contributions payable to Moore for Congress PO Box 16646, Milwaukee, WI 53216 To RSVP or for more information, contact Chris Trull at 202-741-7213 / cell: 337-377-5857 or chris@christrullfundraising.com or Brenda Moore at 414-322-6161 4 p.m.
   Other
· "Forward" documentary premiere
Sundance Cinemas, 430 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison. Locally Made Film on Wisconsin Uprising Premieres in Madison, Milwaukee The Overpass Light Brigade joins filmmakers Dusan Harminc and Matt Mullins for special advance film screenings on April 28 and May 5, 2013 in Madison, and May 2, 2013 in Milwaukee. Each program opens with the short film Overpass Light Brigade, followed by premiere showings of Forward, a new feature documentary on the 2011 Wisconsin uprising. The Madison screenings will be held at Sundance Cinemas, each starting at 4 p.m. The Milwaukee screening begins at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Oriental Theater. Tickets to the screenings cost $10 and can be purchased at www.forward-movie.com. The April 28 showing in Madison has been sold out. Blending interviews of its founders and activists with stunning time-lapse photography, Overpass Light Brigade (duration: 6 minutes) shows how UW-Milwaukee professors Lane Hall and Lisa Moline created a simple, beautiful form of public performance art that, when joined with Milwaukee 4th grade teacher Joe Brusky’s social media savvy and the dedication of countless volunteer “Holders of the Lights,” became a Facebook sensation and inspired two dozen OLB chapters across the United States. Self-financed by Dusan Harminc and Matt Mullins, Forward (duration: 77 minutes) offers a protester-level view of the uprising that pushed state senators out of office, triggered the third governor recall election in American history, and inspired the Occupy movement that swept the country. The film employs the reflections of people involved in the Wisconsin protests, from teachers, farmers, business owners and firefighters to national and local celebrities like musician Tom Morello (formerly of Rage Against the Machine), journalist John Nichols of The Nation and The Capital Times, and Buffalo Beast journalist and prankster Ian Murphy. Forward’s soundtrack features music from locals Geoff Sabin of Columbian Monkey Knife Fight and Josh Klemons, and ends with a recent Morello track titled Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine set to footage of the 2011 Madison protests. Proceeds from the fundraiser screenings will be split between the OLB Battery Fund and a fund for festival entry fees for Forward and Overpass Light Brigade. Tickets and film trailers are available online at www.forward-movie.com and www.olbfilm.com. Contact: Matt Mullins, Co-Director forward@forward-movie.com www.forward-movie.com 608.358.6854 4 p.m.
· Bay View Tragedy commemoration
· Bay View Tragedy commemoration
· RPW State Convention
Patriot Center, 10101 Market St., Rothschild.

May 6
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Tom Petri
Farmers Fishers Bakers, The Washington Harbour, Lower Plaza Level, 3000 K St. NW, Washington, D.C. Please join Congressman Tom Petri for Lunch $1,000 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 at (703) 684-8328 or Julie@GoeasAssociates.com 12 p.m.
   State Government
· PSC hearing on Country Estates Sanitary District application to increase water rates
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. and Burlington Public Works Building, 2200 S. Pine St., Burlington. (Docket 1395-WR-101) Application of Country Estates Sanitary District, Walworth County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 2 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing on Ladysmith Municipal Water Utility application to increase water rates
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. Ladysmith City Hall, 120 Miner Ave. W., Ladysmith. (Docket 2940-WR-103) Application of Ladysmith Municipal Water Utility, Rusk County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues executive session
   Other
· Citizens for Responsible Government rally in support of real reform of the Milwaukee County Board
· MCFR presents "The Enduring Life of Anti-Semitism"
Pyle Center, UW-Madison. The Enduring Life of Anti-Semitism: The State Department's Commitment to Fight Against 'The Longest Hatred'" Former Ambassador Hannah Rosenthal co-sponsored by the UW - Madison Division of International Studies and Wisconsin Alumni Association Our feature speaker for May 6 will be former Amb. Hannah Rosenthal, who served for three years (2009-2012) as a U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to lead the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism that is located within the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. Established by Congressional mandate in 2004, the Office seeks to raise the visibility of the scourge of anti-Semitism and to counteract the belief that nothing can be done to eradicate it. Rosenthal’s leadership in carrying out the mandate as a way to advance U.S. foreign policy had its successes and disappointments; her talk will elaborate on the mission of the Office, the challenges of her position and the continuing commitment to diminish world-wide “the longest hatred.” Agenda: 5:30 pm - Doors open for registration and hors d'oeuvres 6:00 pm - Presentation by Hannah Rosenthal 5:30 p.m.

May 7
   Fundraisers
· Reception for AG J.B. Van Hollen
Yankee Jack's Pub & Grille, 2300 W. Princeton Ave., Eau Claire. 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.
· Wisconsin Women in Government gala
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   State Government
· Assembly Session
· PSC hearing on WPS electric distribution system modernization and reliability project
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 9:30 a.m.
· Senate session
   Business Events
· BioForward Monthly Breakfast - FBI agent Byron P. Franz
URP - MGE Innovation Center 510 Charmany Drive Room 50 Madison May’s BioForward Breakfast Features Byron P. Franz, Special Agent/Strategic Partnership Coordinator, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Special Agent Franz currently serves as the Strategic Partnership Coordinator for the FBI's Milwaukee Division, where his job is to form partnerships with corporations and academia to better protect intellectual property and trade secrets. 7:30 a.m.
· Business Owners Breakfast Workshop
US Bank Plaza, 1 S. Pinckney St., Madison. Financial Breakfast Meeting for Business Owners Explores Valuation and Exit Strategies on May 7 Business owners can learn about the financial aspects of their business at Moving On, a free workshop with local experts on May 7, 7:30-9 a.m.., US Bank Plaza, One South Pinckney Street on the Capitol Square. The free seminar includes information on increasing the value of your business, planning a profitable exit, and converting your business wealth to income. The workshop is sponsored by Capital Valuation Group, Inc., Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren law firm, and The Droster Team at RBC Wealth Management. Reservations at (608) 252-7523 or Victoria.cagnon@rbc.com 7:30 a.m.
· Packers Heritage Trail Trolley ribbon cutting
Nicolet National Bank, 111 N. Washington St., Green Bay. A BRAND NEW ATTRACTION HITTING THE STREETS OF GREEN BAY THIS SUMMER, “PACKERS HERITAGE TRAIL TROLLEY TOURS” OFFER GUIDED TOURS OF GREEN BAY FOOTBALL HISTORY In celebration of National Tourism Week, you are invited to join us for the Ribbon Cutting of the “Packers Heritage Trail Trolley Tours”, brought to you by Nicolet National Bank on Tuesday, May 7 at 10:00 am. The ribbon cutting will take place in the parking lot of the Nicolet National Bank Building at 111 N. Washington Street. Featured speakers at the ceremony include; Mayor Jim Schmitt, a member of the Green Bay Packers Organization, Packers Heritage Trail Founder Cliff Christl, and President/CEO of the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, Brad Toll. Also participating in the ceremony will be children from Kidz in Motion daycare, board members from the Madison Packer Backers, and delegates from the Packers Hall of Fame Board. A photo opportunity will be available following the ceremony, including a 10 minute trolley ride past a few of the Heritage Trail Plaques. Rain site will be inside the Nicolet National Bank Lobby. The “Packers Heritage Trail Trolley Tours” are a division of Green Bay based C&M Presents. Contact: Susan Broberg Owner - C&M Presents Phone: 920/471-7951 Email: candmgb@att.net Website: www.candmpresents.com 10 a.m.
· WCPE Quality 101 workshops MetaStar Building, Madison.
· Wisconsin International Trade Conference
Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Milwaukee Press Club/Milwaukee Rotary Club: Sports journalist Bob McGinn talks Packers

May 8
   Fundraisers
· 62nd birthday celebration of U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
Home of John Weinfurter, 209 C St. NE, Washington, D.C. Please Join the Host Committee & Friends in celebrating the 62nd birthday of Congresswoman Gwen Moore, WI-4 DCCC Tribal Co-Chair Committee on Financial Services; Committee on the Budget Sponsorship Levels: $2,500 PAC Host $1,000 PAC Guest / Individual Host $500 Friend ~ $250 Individual Guest $50 Young Professional 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 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Milwaukee Co. Supervisor Deanna Alexander
SPiN Milwaukee, 233 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. CAMPAIGN TO REBRAND MILWAUKEE COUNTY Ping Pong and Politics A Birthday Networking Event for Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander Milwaukee, WI May 8, 2013: Milwaukee County citizens are invited to join host Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele along with Former State Representative Jason Fields and Former County Supervisor Joe Rice for a special networking and birthday fundraiser for Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander. The evening will feature networking, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a champagne toast and ping-pong. Select guests will have the special opportunity to play ping-pong with Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele throughout the evening. For More Information Contact Dianne Crowley dianne.crowley@gmail.com 414.610.3021 Recommended Contributions: - $125 Friend - $250 Sponsor & PAC (Includes gift & event photos) - $500 Host (Includes gift, event photos, & game with your choice of hosts) - $30 Deanna's Constituents 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Insurance executive session
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining executive session
· Assembly Session
· Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs executive session
· Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Insurance and Housing executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Insurance and Housing public hearing
330 Southwest, 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
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Business Council Annual Meeting
University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· Madison Rotary Club: Porco Consulting Services President Carmen Porco
Inn on the Park, Madison.
· Wisconsin Cleantech Network
Wood Communications Group, 4801 S. Biltmore Lane, Madison.
   Other
· Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony
Clas Park, 10th and Wells., Milwaukee. Honor, Courage and Sacrifice: A Tribute to Those Who Lost Their Lives in the Service of Others The Milwaukee Police Department, in conjunction with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and the Milwaukee County Law Enforcement Executives Association (MCLEEA), will host the eighth annual Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony Wednesday, May 8 at noon. The event, which honors Milwaukee County law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, is part of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Week events being held in May. The ceremony will be held on the upper plaza of MacArthur Square, which is located east of the county courthouse. In addition to law enforcement agencies, the drill team from the JROTC from Alexander Hamilton High School and the Milwaukee Police Band will perform. Law enforcement and speakers at the event include: The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor / State of Wisconsin (speaker) J.B. Van Hollen, Attorney General / State of Wisconsin (speaker) David A. Clarke Jr., Sheriff / Milwaukee County (speaker) Edward A. Flynn, Chief of Police/ City of Milwaukee (speaker) John T. Chisholm, District Attorney / Milwaukee County Thomas D. Poellot, Chief of Police/ City of Cudahy / MCLEEA (speaker) Barry M. Weber, Chief of Police/ City of Wauwatosa (speaker) Mike Crivello, President / Milwaukee Police Association Deputy Sheriff Wesley J. Boone (speaker) Ms. Jenna Aleman, Surviving Family Member (speaker) Presentation of memorial wreaths: Ms. Jennifer Starker, in memoriam of Charles Smith, MPD (End of Watch: January 31, 1973) Accompanied by Detective Michael Crivello Ms. Jenna Aleman, in memoriam of Sergio Aleman, MCSO (End of Watch: July 31, 2012) Accompanied by Deputy Candace Landry Ms. Violet Gerhat, in memoriam of Jennifer Sebena, WPD (End of Watch: December 24, 2012) Accompanied by Officer Don Semega The Mounted Units, K9 Units, Honor Guards, and squads of our regional law enforcement agencies will be present at this event. We encourage the public to attend this solemn ceremony as a salute to the law enforcement officers throughout the Greater Milwaukee area. 11:30 a.m.
· League of Wisconsin Municipalities press conference
Senate Parlor, State Capitol. The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is conducting a press conference Wednesday, May 8th, at 9:30 a.m. in the Senate Parlor of the State Capitol. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, and Racine Mayor John Dickert will be joined by municipal officials from around the state. The purpose of the press conference is for city and village officials to explain to the media and state legislators: 1. Why the residency preemption provision in the state budget bill must come out. 2. Why local elected officials, not the state, are in the best position to determine whether a residency requirement is necessary to ensure that municipal services are provided in the safest and most efficient way possible. In addition to the three mayors mentioned above, the following municipal leaders will be present: Mayor Gene Rosin, Kaukauna Village President John Small, Marathon City City Manager Larry Arft, Beloit City Manager Greg Buckley, Two Rivers Council President Willie Hines, Milwaukee Alderman Michael Murphy, Milwaukee Alderman Terry Witkowski, Milwaukee Alderman Nik Kovac, Milwaukee 9:30 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Greendale Village Hall, 6500 Northway, Greendale. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 2360-WR-103) Application of the Village of Greendale Water Utility, Milwaukee County, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Wisconsin Women’s Health Policy Summit Alliant Energy Center, Exhibition Hall, Madison.

May 9
   Fundraisers
· Breakfast event honoring AG J.B. Van Hollen
Buffalo Phil’s, 150 Gasser Road, Lake Delton. 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 8:30 a.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Housing and Real Estate executive session
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary executive session
· Assembly Committee on Veterans executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Veterans public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Speaker's Task Force on Mental Health public hearing
Polk County Government Center, County Board Room, 100 Polk County Plaza, Balsam Lake.
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
· Joint Legislative Audit Committee public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· AACC Women in Business Luncheon
Milwaukee Yacht Club, 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. "From Corporate to Entrepreneurship" 11:30 a.m.
· Labor and Employment Law Seminar
Delta Center, Milwaukee. Please Mark Your Calendars for the 25th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar! Now in its 25th year, this seminar draws over 300 attendees from local and regional companies. Michael Best partners will provide legal updates on a variety of labor and employment related topics. The day begins with a labor and employment update followed by various breakout sessions of your choice. Stay tuned for additional information and follow the conversation on Twitter #BestSeminar. We will apply for CLE and PHR/SPHR Credit. Registration Fees $75 for Michael Best Clients $125 for Non-clients 7:30 a.m.
· MITA presents "Chindia"
Fluno Center, Skyview Room, 601 University Ave., Madison. India and China are both massive markets with very unique combinations of challenges and opportunities. Depending upon your industry, they could be your best market or they could be your toughest competition. They could be both. Join MITA as we compare and contrast these two dominant markets and discuss strategies that your business could employ to succeed there now and in the future. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Senior management, sales and marketing executives, financial professionals, and strategic planners from: manufacturing biotechnology engineering agribusiness and other sectors SPEAKERS Prem Behl is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Exhibitions India Group. The Exhibitions India Group was founded in 1987 and has been promoting trade for the past 25 years. The group is comprised of seven strategic business units ranging from trade show coordination to business consulting to publishing. Exhibitions India is one of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s contracted International Trade Representatives and in that roll it assists Wisconsin companies assess market potential, identify potential business contacts and partners, and facilitate business meetings and ongoing activities in the markets. Mr. Behl is an independent Director on the board of BAG Films & Media Limited, and SAI InfoSystem (India) Limited. In 2003, he served as the President (Northern India Council) of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), and has been the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Indo-US Economic Summit in 2006 and 2007 respectively. Our second speaker will be a participant in Governor Scott Walker’s Trade Mission to China. Governor Walker is leading over 40 Wisconsin executives to Beijing, Tianjin, Harbin, and Shanghai on April 12-21. The speaker will call upon years of experience in doing business in China as well as provide an update on the most recent developments in the market. Lora Klenke, Vice President of International Business Development at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, will moderate the discussion between our two featured speakers. In her current role and previously as Director of Market Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), she has traveled extensively in both China and India, and many other parts of the world. 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 2:00 PM - Adjourn 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.
· Slipstream LLC announcement
Whitewater University Technology Park, Innovation Center, 1221 Innovation Drive, Whitewater. Whitewater company lands national contract for mobile-based app Slipstream, LLC, based in Whitewater, will announce the launch of Strive, a revolutionary mobile-based app which allows parks and recreation departments to seamlessly engage with the community. The National Recreation and Park Association has partnered with Strive, and will be on hand at the launch event, along with the platform's developers. Strive is designed to leverage mobile technology to build stronger, healthier communities through activities and programs. Several cities in Wisconsin and across the country are already working to become Strive-enabled communities. 8:30 a.m.
· WIN-Milwaukee
   Other
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Reps. August, Kessler, Craig, Taylor press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Representatives Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva), Frederick P. Kessler (D-Milwaukee), Dave Craig (R-Big Bend), and Chris Taylor (D-Madison) will hold a press conference on Thursday, May 9, 2013, to announce legislation that would restrict the use of drones. 10:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin Charter Schools Association Advocacy Day Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison.
· Wisconsin Women’s Health Policy Summit Alliant Energy Center, Exhibition Hall, Madison.

May 10
   Fundraisers
· ADCC fundraiser
Cudahy’s Irish Pub, Pabst Theatre, 144 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Please Join Assembly Democratic Freshmen State Reps. Mandela Barnes, Evan Goyke, La Tonya Johnson and Daniel Riemer Along with Assembly Democratic alumni: Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Jerry Kleczka, Lou Fortis, Chet Gerlach, Barbara Toles, Barb Ulichny and Sheldon Wasserman At an Event to Benefit the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee Sponsorship Levels: Sponsor $500 Host $250 Friend $100 For sponsorships or to RSVP, contact Jen Broberg at 608-258-9225 or email jenb@wisdems.org 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy and Mining executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Rural Issues executive session
122 South, State Capitol.
   Other
· GBCC legislative update
Herzing University, 555 S. Executive Drive, Brookfield. Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) presents Wisconsin legislative update Chamber helps smaller businesses learn about what’s happening in Madison Brookfield, Wis. – May 6, 2013 — The Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) is presenting a legislative update for business on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. The meeting is sponsored by and held at Herzing University, 555 S. Executive Drive, Brookfield, Wis. Featured speakers will be State Representative Dale Kooyenga and State Senator Leah Vukmir who will discuss what’s happening in Madison with the State budget and other bills. Carol White, IOM, president of GBCC said, “We are delighted that Representative Kooyenga and Senator Vukmir can join us again. The GBCC legislative update series is held quarterly and typically presents a panel of elected officials that allows Chamber members to hear first-hand about the discussions and decisions they are involved in that affect all of us, locally and statewide.” Price: Brookfield Chamber Members – no charge | General Admission - $10.00 Pre-registration requested by Wednesday, May 8, 2013 To register, contact the Brookfield Chamber at 262-786-1886 or email at bcc@brookfieldchamber.com. 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. 8 a.m.
· Gov. Walker addresses Wisconsin Conservation Congress
Plaza Hotel and Suites, First Floor, Crystal Ballroom, 1202 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire. Madison- Tomorrow, Governor Scott Walker will attend in the 79th Annual Wisconsin Conservation Congress. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608)-267-7303 3:35 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
City Hall Library, 450 S. Main St., Richland Center. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5071-WR-104) Application of Richland Center Water Utility, Richland County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Wisconsin Arts Board 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison.
· Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony
North Hamilton walkway, State Capitol. For more information contact (608) 846-9854. 12 p.m.
· Wisconsin National Guard Agribusiness Team welcome home ceremony
Joint Force Headquarters, 2400 Wright St., Madison. The Wisconsin National Guard's 97th Agribusiness Development Team has safely returned to the United States Sunday (May 5) from a deployment to Afghanistan's Kunar Province, and is expected to return to Wisconsin Friday (May 10). Gov. Scott Walker, Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, adjutant general of Wisconsin, and senior Wisconsin National Guard leaders will join family and friends in welcoming home the 11-member team — which consists of both Soldiers and Airmen from Wisconsin National Guard units — during a 1:30 p.m. ceremony at Joint Force Headquarters in Madison, Wis. Walker will also issue a proclamation in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. The 97th ADT left Wisconsin Jan. 3 to begin mobilization training at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and took over the agribusiness mission conducted by the 82nd ADT, Wisconsin's first National Guard agribusiness team. That mission — as part of the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team — was to increase Kunar Province's agricultural productivity, improve farmer access to key services, link farmers with markets and trade corridors, rehabilitate watersheds, improve irrigation, and improve links between local farmers and government. Ultimately the 97th ADT transitioned into staff duty positions with the Kunar PRT and focused on closing operations in the province as the U.S. reduces its military presence in Afghanistan. 1:30 p.m.

May 11
   Fundraisers
· DPW Founder's Day Gala
Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. With keynote address from Senator Tammy Baldwin Prime Gala Table: With seating for 10, includes pre-reception and photo line | $5,000.00 Gala Table:With seating for 10, includes pre-reception and photo line | $2,500.00 Gala Table: With seating for 10 | $1,000.00 Two Gala tickets with pre-reception | $500.00 Single Tickets | $125.00 Please visit this website for more information and to purchase tickets: https://services.myngp.com/ngponlineservices/Event.aspx?Y=FrZ0S4jyDpWsVu5Hgptfey8YSTUEPzgQ7XL2irh4EO4wywVoA6Ljyw%3d%3d 5:30 p.m.
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
Elm Grove Village Hall,13600 Juneau Blvd., Elm Grove. 9 a.m.

May 12
   Other
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin delivers Beloit College commencement address
Middle College, 700 College St., Beloit. Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will give the commencement address at Beloit College this Sunday, May 12, at 11am. Senator Baldwin, who represented the Beloit community in the House of Representatives since 1999, was the unanimous selection of the college’s senior class officers. Baldwin’s top priority in the U.S Senate is moving our economy forward for small businesses, manufacturers, and Wisconsin families. Baldwin is focused on investing in education, job training, and research, technology and innovation, in order to build a strong “Made in Wisconsin” economy. Senator Baldwin serves on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), the Senate Budget Committee, and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. She also serves on the Senate Special Committee on Aging. Contact: Press@Baldwin.Senate.gov 11 a.m.

May 13
   State Government
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
· PSC prehearing conference on Highland Wind Farm proposal
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 10 a.m.
   Other
· AG Van Hollen addresses law enforcement memorial ceremony
Sauk County Courthouse, Baraboo.
· AG Van Hollen announces AMBER Alert Poster Contest
Bangor Elementary School, 701 14th Ave. S., Bangor. MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will announce this year's winner of the annual Wisconsin Missing Children’s Day poster competition during an award ceremony Monday afternoon at Bangor Elementary School in Bangor, WI. Attorney General Van Hollen will present the 5th grader with an award certificate, a Barnes & Noble gift certificate and a framed poster. Media are welcome to attend the festivities, which include: a song performed by Bangor Elementary’s 4th and 5th graders; remarks by Bangor Principal Jac Lyga, Wisconsin’s AMBER Alert Coordinator at the Department of Justice, a criminal analyst with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, Bangor Police Chief Scott Alo, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen; and the award ceremony. The program is scheduled to begin at 1:50 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013, at Bangor Elementary School, located at 701 14th Ave South in Bangor. Also on Monday, the Department of Justice will provide each student at Bangor Elementary School with a Child Identification Kit. Wisconsin's Clearinghouse for Missing & Exploited Children & Adults develops and coordinates the process for the statewide poster competition. The Clearinghouse participates in Wisconsin's AMBER Alert Plan in an effort to enhance law enforcement's ability to respond when a child has been abducted. Each state's Missing Children Clearinghouse submitted the single winning state poster to the U.S. Department of Justice for final judging in the national competition. The winner of the national contest will go to Washington, DC, to attend the annual National Missing Children's Day Ceremony later this month and to accept a certificate and U.S. savings bond. Contact: Dana Brueck 608/266-1221 1:50 p.m.
· State legislator choice school tour Notre Dame Middle School, 1420 W. Scott St., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
Wauwatosa Public Library, 7635 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. 7 p.m.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan announces national voting rights legislation
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Madison– U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will announce legislation focusing on national voting rights on Monday, May 13th, at 11 a.m. CT at the State Capitol Assembly Parlor. At a time when state legislators in Wisconsin and across the country are introducing restrictive voting laws and making it more difficult to vote, Pocan’s legislation will take important steps to protect the right to vote for every American. As a member of the State Assembly, Pocan led efforts in the Wisconsin legislature against restrictive voter-ID laws. Contact: Samuel Lau 202-225-2906 11 a.m.

May 14
   State Government
· Assembly Session Assembly Chamber, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Session Senate Chamber, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· AACC annual meeting
Manpower Headquarters, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee. 5:30 p.m.
· GMA SHRM Human Capital Conference
Alliant Energy Center, Madison.
· Technology & Human Innovation Networking Conference UW-Fox Valley, Communication Arts Center, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha.
   Other
· LGBT Chamber of Commerce launch event
Plan B, 924 Williamson St., Madison. MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Madison area launch event on Tuesday, May 14 at Plan B in Madison starting at 5:30 p.m. At the event, attendees will hear brief remarks from Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The event is open to the public. Media interested in attending should contact Jason Rae at (414) 678-9275, or via e-mail at jason@wislgbtchamber.com. The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of LGBT-owned and allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community and educational programming to its members. More information can be found online at: www.wislgbtchamber.com. 5:30 p.m.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Honor Flight
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Celebrate Armed Forces Week with Rotary on May 14th. We will begin with a music by 2002 Miss Wisconsin Jayme Dawicki and the posting of the colors. Our luncheon presenters are Joe Dean and Renee Riddle of the Stars & Stripes Honor Flight, an organization supported by the RCM Community Trust. Stars & Stripes Honor Flight flies WWII, Korean War and terminally ill veterans from other conflicts to Washington, DC to visit their memorials. The program will also include clips from the recent Honor Flight feature film. 12 p.m.
· On the Issues with Mike Gousha: Marquette Law School Poll
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St‎., Milwaukee.
· PSC informational meeting Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Wisconsin Technical College System Board
McCarthy Board Room, 4622 University Ave., Madison. 9 a.m.
· WSLA press conference
300 Southeast, State Capitol. The Wisconsin Self-Service Laundry Association will conduct a 1:00 p.m. news conference in Room 300 S.E. on Tuesday May14, 2013. News conference presenters include Mr. Jay McDonald, Ripon, Vice President of Business Development at Alliance Inc. Alliance is currently the largest manufacturer of laundry machines in the world employing some 1,300 Wisconsin residents. The company has announced a significant $23 million dollar facility expansion including the hiring of 250 additional workers. Alliance will be supportive of an effort to clarify a sales tax issue that finds its origin back in 1965 when the sales tax was first adopted in Wisconsin. Current law allows a sales tax exemption if a person uses self service laundry machines. The exemption applies only if coins are used to activate the machine. New legislation will say that debit cards, smart cards or tokens can also be used to activate the laundry machines as well. The 1965 law written by former Mayor of Watertown and former State Representative Byron Wackett used the words "coin operated" because that was the only technology available at that time. The clarification will apply only to self-service laundry activities. Customer surveys indicate predominate use of self service laundry by seniors, students, single parents, households without laundry machines, rental housing, summer tourists and rural residents with septic or mound systems. Senators Luther Olsen, Glenn Grothman and David Hansen, Representatives Samantha Kerkman, Mandela Barnes, Michael Schraa, and Fred Clark have been invited to attend. Mr. Wane Kuhn of Green Bay, Mr. Tom Olson of Twin Lakes and Mr. Rich Postuma of Slinger will offer industry comments in support of the law change. Gary R. Goyke WSLA Legislative Director gary.goyke@gmail,com 608-219-5237 1 p.m.

May 15
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Tourism public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
   Other
· AG Van Hollen addresses law enforcement memorial ceremony
Grant County Courthouse, 130 W. Maple St., Lancaster.
· Forward Institute press conference
City Hall, Lobby Rotunda, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.
· Forward Institute press conference
Green Bay Central Library, Central Meeting Room, 515 Pine St., Green Bay. 3 p.m.
· Girl Scouts of Wisconsin legislative briefing
300 Northeast, State Capitol. The Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Alliance will be hosting a briefing for legislators and their staff. The briefing will include information about the impact of Girl Scouting in Wisconsin, current initiatives underway in Girl Scouting, issues of importance to girls in the State of Wisconsin - with a particular emphasis this year on the issue of financial literacy, and remarks from Wisconsin’s young women about the value of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The event also includes an investiture ceremony, recognizing women in the legislature who have joined Girl Scout Troop 1912, an honorary Girl Scout troop formed last year, as part of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. Honorary troops have been formed in state capitols around the country and women in Wisconsin government are being encouraged to join and serve as role models for the more than 75,000 Girl Scouts in the state. Representative Pat Strachota serves as this year's honorary leader of Troop 1912. Contact: Tracy Wayson 414/443-3903 twayson@gswise.org Jeffrey J. Beiriger 414/331-2059 jeff@assocmgmtservices.com 9 a.m.
· Madison Rotary Club
Inn on the Park, Madison.
· PSC hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 3270-UR-119) Application of Madison Gas and Electric Company for Authority to Freeze Electric and Natural Gas Rates, Subject to Conditions 9:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Association hearing screenings
425 Southwest, State Capitol. WISCONSIN SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY ASSOCIATION TO PROVIDE FREE HEARING SCREENINGS DURING MAY IN CELEBRATION OF BETTER HEARING AND SPEECH MONTH (BHSM) Free hearing screenings will be offered on May 15th by the Wisconsin Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Association. Information related to hearing, speech, language, and communication will also be available at this event. FREE HEARING SCREENINGS for legislators, legislative staff, state agency staff, and the public Sponsored by the Wisconsin Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Association Wednesday, May 15th, 10am-2pm No appointment necessary 10 a.m.

May 16
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· BizExpo 2013
Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Expo Center, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
· Business workshop: Reusable transport packaging solutions
Olympia Resort Conference Center, 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc. Waukesha, WI - Why should businesses that ship and distribute goods use reusable packaging instead of wood pallets, cardboard boxes and shrink wrap? Reusable packaging reduces shipping errors, provides better protection of goods, and improves worker safety and ergonomics while reducing the cost of packaging materials and managing waste. Southeast Wisconsin business leaders are invited to learn how they can save money by shipping and storing products in sturdy and reusable containers rather than limited-use pallets and boxes during a three-hour morning workshop with breakfast May 16, 2013 at Olympia Resort Conference Center. Workshop participants will: * Learn about sustainable packaging trends * Hear real-world local success stories—Roundy’s Distribution Center, Oconomowoc/Orbis—Oconomowoc * Discover savings potential * Consult one-on-one with experts * Network with other business leaders Cost (includes full hot breakfast): $20 Members Oconomowoc Chamber & Sustain Dane, $25 Non-members, $15 Students with valid ID RSVP: Required and space is limited. Register online at www.UseReusables.com For more information contact Reusables@StopWaste.Org or call 1-877-STOPWASTE (786-7927). Learn more online at: www.UseReusables.com The Use Reusables campaign is a joint project of StopWaste.Org and the Reusable Packaging Association with support from US EPA’s Climate Showcase Communities Program. This event is co-produced by The Oconomowoc Chamber’s Green Business Initiative Workgroup, Waukesha County Recycling and Sustain Dane. 8:30 a.m.
· Historic Milwaukee Inc. award reception
Hubbard Park Lodge, 3565 N. Morris Blvd., Milwaukee. Historic Milwaukee, Inc. invites you to join us for our 2013 reception celebrating all those involved in making Spaces & Traces in the Village of Shorewood a very special event. Historic Milwaukee is honored to present the Shorewood Historical Society and Kathy Kean with the 2013 Preservation Award! RSVP Required, Free Event Kindly respond by May 14, 2013 RSVP On-Line Or HMI Office 414.277.7795, info@historicmilwaukee.org 6 p.m.
   Other
· Forward Institute press conference
La Crosse Southside Neighborhood Center, Centennial Room, 1300 S. 6th St., La Crosse. 11 a.m.
· Forward Institute press conference
Kickapoo Public Schools, High School Auditorium, 6520 State Highway 131, Viola. 1:30 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

May 17
   Business Events
· AT&T Innovation & Investment Award announcement
Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce, 500 Public Ave., Beloit. GREATER BELOIT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, SOUTHWEST WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD AND AT&T TO ANNOUNCE GRANT TO SUPPORT WORK TODAY EMPLOYER ALLIANCE AT&T Investment & Innovation Grant to Help Workforce Development efforts in Wisconsin BELOIT, WIS., May 14, 2013 – The Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Workforce Development Board and AT&T will announce an AT&T Innovation & Investment Award to support their efforts to promote workforce development through the Work Today Employer Alliance at an event in Beloit on Friday. The event will take place Friday, May 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce. The AT&T Wisconsin Innovation & Investment Award program provides funding to local organizations that enhance and give back to their communities. With: State Senator Cullen State Representative Loudenbeck AT&T Director of External Affairs Tricia Conway Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce Representatives Southwest Workforce Development Board 4 p.m.
   Other
· Forward Institute press conference
225 Northwest, State Capitol. 10 a.m.
· Gov. Walker addresses IBS Enterprise USA ribbon-cutting
N16 W24132 Prairie Court, Suite 180, Waukesha. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 3:05 p.m.
· Gov. Walker addresses Journal Communications’ Top Workplaces celebration
Italian Community Center, Grand Ballroom, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 8:35 a.m.
· Milwaukee Press Club Gridiron Awards Dinner
· Wisconsin Nonprofits Association: Public Policy and Nonprofits discussion

May 18
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
Fort Atkinson City Hall, 101 N. Main St., Fort Atkinson. 9 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
Hartland Village Hall, 210 Cottonwood Ave., Hartland. 1 p.m.
· Water Reality 2013 Lake Lucerne Camp and Retreat Center, Wautoma.

May 19
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield. 1:30 p.m.
· Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards
Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Ave., West Bend. (WEST BEND, WI) The 10th annual Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards (WVALAA) ceremony will be held at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) at 205 Veterans Avenue in West Bend on Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 pm. Founded in 2004 as a collaboration between MOWA, Wisconsin Painters and Sculptors/Artists in All Media (now Wisconsin Visual Artists) and the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, the WVALAA is essentially the in-state “Hall of Fame” for individuals, groups and organizations who have supported the visual arts with distinction. This year’s recipients of a WVALAA are: John G. Balsley, Lynda Barry, Russell Bowman, Guido Brink, Charles Allis Art Museum, Paul S. Donhauser, Anne Haberland Emerson, Thomas Loeser, Laurence Rathsack, Adolph Rosenblatt, Lucia Stern, Mathias Wernerus and the Dickeyville Grotto, the Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Union Galleries. Thomas D. Lidtke, Director Emeritus of the Museum of Wisconsin Art will be the guest speaker with a talk entitled “An Unfortunate Error of Omission.” Support for Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards is provided by Wisconsin Visual Artists (three chapters), AC Art Association and the League of Milwaukee Artists, together with support from the Museum of Wisconsin Art, the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, and individual donors  For more information visit www.wvalaa.com or, contact Co-Chairs Randall Berndt, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters at 608-265-2538, rberndt@wisconsinacademy.org; Christine Style, Wisconsin Visual Artists, 920-246-1322, stylec.prints@gmail.com; or Graeme Reid, Museum of Wisconsin Art, 262-247-2267, greid@wisconsinart.org. 1:30 p.m.

May 20
   State Government
· Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations
   Other
· MCFR presents "Defense Policy For an Era of Shifting Priorities and Constrained Resources"
University Club, 803 State St., Madison. Dr. Richard Kohn, Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill In the current debate, Professor Richard Kohn will discuss his thesis that military commitments on the ground should be very limited, and a reduction of our Army and Marine ground forces is in order. But he also feels that a robust defense of the “world commons” of trade routes and cyberspace will continue to be essential with appropriate air, sea and technical resources. Dr. Kohn, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Professor Kohn’s focus has been American military history generally, emphasizing national security and military policy, strategy, the American experience with war-making, and the connections between war, the military, and American society. In recent years his concentration has been on current civil-military relations, particularly civilian control of the military. He has had direct involvement in these issues recently as a member of the civilian review commission of the Pentagon’s “Quadrennial Defense Policy Review.” He is also long time participant in the dialog of senior defense experts and very familiar with the clash of opinions in the growing debate on strategic policy. His published academic work specializes in civilian military relations and the development of the officer corps including the struggle to hammer out defense resource decisions. Agenda: 5:30 pm - Doors open for registration and hors d'oeuvres 6:00 pm - Presentation by Professor Richard Kohn 5:30 p.m.
· Urban League of Greater Madison 2013 Workplace Diversity & Leadership Summit

May 21
   Fundraisers
· Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett 2013 Mayor’s Club Spring Symposium Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections committee meeting
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on International Trade and Commerce informational hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security committee meeting
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security public hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Transportation executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Transportation public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Urban and Local Affairs public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Government Accountability Board
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, Room G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
· 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.
· Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges executive session
· Senate Energy, Consumer Protection, and Government Reform public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee County DOT Truck ROADeo
Milwaukee Regional Business Park, General Mitchell International Airport, 440th Airlift Wing Entrance, 300 E. College Ave., Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: John Torinus
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. John Torinus will speak about stewardship of Wisconsin’s natural resources. He serves on the board of the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust and is a former Chair of the Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin. Mr. Torinus has served as business editor and columnist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as his hometown paper, The Daily News in West Bend, Wisconsin, where he served as editor and general manager for 11 years. For 20 years he was CEO of Wisconsin-based Serigraph Inc., a graphics parts manufacturer with ownership in ten plants in the U.S., Mexico, China and India. 12 p.m.
· WIN-Madison
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· WTC Entrepreneurs' Edge
Comfort Inn & Suites, 5025 County Highway V, DeForest.
   Other
· WHEDA, WDVA announcement 201 W. Washington Ave., Ste. 700, Madison.

May 22
·
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 MEDIA ADVISORY Secretary Newson to Welcome Job Seekers, Employers to Southeast Wisconsin Career Expo, Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22, at UW-Parkside Sports & Activity Center Participating employers, job seekers surpass expectations, signaling improving economy MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will welcome participating employers and registered job seekers to the Southeast Wisconsin Career Expo during a pre-event media conference at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Sports and Activity Center in Kenosha. Like career expos DWD initiated a year ago as part of Governor Walker’s Working Wisconsin plan, the special recruiting event is open only to employers with job openings and to job seekers who meet with Job Center staff in advance to review their resume, help them prepare and ensure they are job ready. More than a job fair, career expos organized by DWD and its partners are designed to boost successful outcomes for employers and job seekers. Both the number of employers with jobs to fill and registered job seekers have exceeded early planning estimates, another indication of Wisconsin’s improving economy. Secretary Newson will be joined by local partners from the Racine Workforce Development Center and Job Centers in Kenosha and Walworth counties. The expo will be from noon to 4 p.m., and during the news conference, at least two participating employers will also be present with Secretary Newson. Area legislators and other local elected officials have been invited to the expo event. In directing the cabinet-level agency, Secretary Newson has a leading role in implementing Governor Walker’s workforce agenda and working with workforce partners and stakeholders. The DWD initiatives include $20 million for recently enacted Wisconsin Fast Forward legislation to support worker training grants and the development of a cutting-edge labor market information system. 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. WHERE: UW-Parkside Sports & Activity Center 4000 Petrifying Springs Rd Kenosha WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:30 a.m.
   Fundraisers
· Reception for AG J.B. Van Hollen
The Armory, 10 S. High St., Janesville. 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.
   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 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.
· Assembly Committee on Small Business Development informational hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Small Business Development public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, Room G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
· Senate Committee on Education & Assembly Committee on Education joint informational hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee County DOT Truck ROADeo
Milwaukee Regional Business Park, General Mitchell International Airport, 440th Airlift Wing Entrance, 300 E. College Ave., Milwaukee.
· Position Your Business to Sell Today
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., 17th Floor Media Center, 1000 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Please join us for a complimentary seminar: Position Your Business to Sell Today: Even if Your Finish Line is Far Away. This seminar will feature presenters from Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. and Baker Tilly, who will discuss the sale of a business. While presenting a broad overview of the sale process, they will focus on key strategies designed not only to maximize value but also ensure a smooth transaction. Please click here to register for this seminar being held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Who Should Attend • Business owners and executives Topics to be Discussed • Business valuation concepts and methods • How to prepare for a transaction • The role professional advisors play • Finding a buyer • The transaction steps and documents • Preparing for life after the sale Agenda 3:00 p.m. Registration and networking 3:30 p.m. Introduction and panel presentation 5:00 p.m. Networking reception including beverages and light hors d'oeuvres Registration Please register by May 15. Seating is limited. Contact Nancy Pozgay at 414-298-8652 with questions. Presenters Thomas A. Myers, Shareholder in Reinhart's Business Law Practice Timothy P. Reardon, Shareholder in Reinhart's Business Law and Tax Practices Meghan K. Shannon, Shareholder in Reinhart's Business Law Practice Brenen C. Sieber, Managing Director, Baker Tilly Capital, LLC Brian D. Quandt, Partner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP About Baker Tilly Baker Tilly Capital, LLC offers full-scope services for sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and due diligence projects. Clients include public and private companies and private equity groups. Collectively, members of the team have led buy and sell transactions representing hundreds of successful deals worth billions of dollars. Baker Tilly Capital's unique combination of M&A expertise, global resources, and specialized tax and accounting services provides the foundation to get deals done. 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. Our Mergers and Acquisitions attorneys take pride not only in our legal acumen within the field but also in our ability to get the deal done. Whether that means locating strategic partners, finding prospective purchasers or sellers, arranging the necessary financing or negotiating the most favorable terms, Reinhart M&A attorneys leverage years of experience, contacts and market savvy to ensure that each of our clients receive the most efficient and effective legal services. 3 p.m.
   Other
· AG Van Hollen addresses Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run kickoff ceremony
Mifflin St. and Pinckney St., Madison.
· DWD press conference
UW-Parkside Sports & Activity Center, 4000 Petrifying Springs Road, Kenosha. Secretary Newson to Welcome Job Seekers, Employers to Southeast Wisconsin Career Expo, Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22, at UW-Parkside Sports & Activity Center Participating employers, job seekers surpass expectations, signaling improving economy MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will welcome participating employers and registered job seekers to the Southeast Wisconsin Career Expo during a pre-event media conference at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Sports and Activity Center in Kenosha. Like career expos DWD initiated a year ago as part of Governor Walker’s Working Wisconsin plan, the special recruiting event is open only to employers with job openings and to job seekers who meet with Job Center staff in advance to review their resume, help them prepare and ensure they are job ready. More than a job fair, career expos organized by DWD and its partners are designed to boost successful outcomes for employers and job seekers. Both the number of employers with jobs to fill and registered job seekers have exceeded early planning estimates, another indication of Wisconsin’s improving economy. Secretary Newson will be joined by local partners from the Racine Workforce Development Center and Job Centers in Kenosha and Walworth counties. The expo will be from noon to 4 p.m., and during the news conference, at least two participating employers will also be present with Secretary Newson. Area legislators and other local elected officials have been invited to the expo event. In directing the cabinet-level agency, Secretary Newson has a leading role in implementing Governor Walker’s workforce agenda and working with workforce partners and stakeholders. The DWD initiatives include $20 million for recently enacted Wisconsin Fast Forward legislation to support worker training grants and the development of a cutting-edge labor market information system. 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 11:30 a.m.
· League of Wisconsin Municipalities press conference
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. The Urban Alliance of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities is conducting a press conference on Wednesday, May 22, at 2:00 p.m. The purpose of the press conference is twofold: 1. Discuss mayors’ efforts to partner with the Governor to create more jobs in Wisconsin over the next year. 2. Discuss transportation proposals in the budget. For more information, contact: Dan Thompson, Executive Director League of Wisconsin Municipalities 608-267-2388 danthomp@lwm-info.org 2 p.m.
· PSC prehearing conference
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6690-UR-122) Application of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation for Authority to Adjust Electric and Natural Gas Rates 1 p.m.
· WHEDA information session Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N. 10th St., Milwaukee.
· ‘Stop the Voucher Expansion’ press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. MADISON – Representative Sondy Pope (D-Cross Plains) and Representative Chris Sinicki (D-Milwaukee) will be holding a press conference Wednesday May 22nd, at 1:15 p.m. in the Assembly Parlor to conclude their ‘Stop the Voucher Expansion’ petition drive and deliver signatures to Governor Walker and the Co-Chairs of the Joint Finance Committee. Rep. Pope and Sinicki will be joined at the press conference by Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson, various Democratic legislators, education stakeholders and parents. Contact: Rep. Sondy Pope 608-266-3520 Rep. Chris Sinicki 608-266-8588 1:15 p.m.

May 23
   Fundraisers
· Gov. Walker keynotes Iowa's Polk Co. GOP fundraiser Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th St., West Des Moines, Iowa
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· MMAC Expert Series
MMAC Offices - Wisconsin Room, 756 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 400, Milwaukee.
· Thrive "State of the Madison Region" summit
Madison Marriott West, Middleton.
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits Data Holdings Data Center
3135 W. Highland Blvd., Milwaukee. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will attend the Data Holdings Data Center ribbon-cutting ceremony in Milwaukee tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 8:50 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Wheeler Village Hall, 105 W. Tower Road, Wheeler. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6475-WR-103) Application of Village of Wheeler Municipal Water Utility, Dunn County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Rep. Hintz press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Wisconsin: Open for Predatory Business? MADISON – Today, the Joint Finance Committee will be taking up Governor Walker’s proposal to exempt the rent-to-own industry from the Wisconsin Consumer Act. The rent-to-own industry failed in their attempt to circumvent the Wisconsin Consumer Act requirements through the court system. Now Governor Walker is trying to include this policy provision in the 2013-15 State Budget proposal. Governor Walker wants to ensure that the rent-to-own industry no longer has to disclose their APRs and won’t have to comply with other transparency provision under the Wisconsin Consumer Act. Governor Walker and the industry would like to avoid a discussion of this unpopular by slipping it into the budget. Please join Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh), members of the Joint Finance Committee, and representatives from the Madison Urban Ministry, The UW School of Law Consumer Law Project and WISPIRG for a candid discussion of this issue before it is taken up by the Joint Finance Committee. The question remains: are Joint Finance Committee members working on behalf of the rent-to-own industry? Or will the members push back and remove this policy provision tomorrow from the budget? 9 a.m.
· WHEDA information session NeighborWorks Green Bay, 437 S. Jackson, Green Bay.

May 24
   State Government
· WEDC Board of Directors
210 W. Washington Ave., Madison. 1. Call to order 2. Discussion with Legislative Audit Bureau 3. Closed session 4. Adjournment 1:45 p.m.

May 25
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference: Violence in the African-American Community
· Gov. Walker participates in fishing trip
Lakewoods Resort, Lake Namakagon, 21540 Highway M, Cable. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will fish in Cable tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 7:15 a.m.

May 26
   Other
· DVA Memorial Day ceremony 21731 Spring St., Union Grove.
· DVA Memorial Day ceremony N4063 Veterans Way, Spooner.

May 27
   Other
· DVA Memorial Day ceremony N2665 County Road QQ, King.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan addresses Memorial Day service
Sauk City Cemetery, Lueders Road, Sauk City. Madison– U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will deliver remarks in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th, at 10:30 a.m. CT at the Sauk City Cemetery. The holiday services, presented by Sauk City American Legion Kuoni Reuter Post 167 and Sauk Prairie Veterans of Foreign Wars Lachmund-Cramer Post 7694, will honor two of Sauk County’s local fallen heroes: Marine Lance Corporal Nicholas R. Anderson and Army Private Adam J. Novak, and their Gold Star mothers. “For Memorial Day, we pay our respects to the heroes, such as Lance Corporal Anderson and Private Novak, who have sacrificed everything to protect our nation,” Pocan said. “On this day, and every day, we should take the time to honor the servicemen and women who continue to risk their lives to secure our freedoms, their military families who serve from home, and the veterans who courageously fought for our country with both honor and pride.” The services will also include readings of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” and “In Flanders Field” by local students. Contact: Samuel Lau (Pocan) 202-225-2906 10:30 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin addresses Memorial Day ceremony
Owen Park, 1st Ave., Eau Claire. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will attend and speak at a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Owen Park in Eau Claire. Veterans, their families, and the public are invited to attend. Contact: leah_hunter@baldwin.senate.gov 11 a.m.

May 28
   Fundraisers
· ADCC fundraiser
Francesca’s al Lago, 111 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison. Please Join Assembly Democratic Freshmen Reps. Dianne Hesselbein, Robb Kahl, and Melissa Sargent along with Assembly Democratic alumni Dane Co. Executive Joe Parisi State Senator Mark Miller Spencer Black Kelda Helen Roys Dave Travis At an event to benefit the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee Sponsorship levels: PAC: Sponsor: $1000 Supporter: $500 Individuals: Sponsor: $500 Supporter: $250 Friend: $100 Please send contributions to: ADCC, PO Box 814, Madison, WI 53701 or contribute online: www.assemblydemocrats.com Please RSVP via email assemblydemocrats@wisdems.org or give us a call at 608-258-9225 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
   Other
· Pocan to Hold "Meet with Mark" Listening Session in Sauk County
Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 135 4th St., Baraboo.
· Pocan to Hold “Meet with Mark” Listening Session in Dane County
Colonial Club Senior Center, 301 Blankenheim Lane, Sun Prairie.
· Pocan to Hold “Meet with Mark” Listening Session in Iowa County
City Hall Community Room, 137 High St., Mineral Point.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson attends events in northwestern Wisconsin
Lowell Park, 201 Water St., Stillwater, Minn. Oshkosh, WI – Senator Ron Johnson (WI) will be attending events in Stillwater, MN and Durand, WI. Both events are open to the public. The details are as follows: Senator Johnson will attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the St. Croix River Bridge Crossing Project. Senator Johnson will be at Durand High School where he will discuss the federal budget and other current policy matters. 6 p.m. Durand High School, 604 7th Avenue E., Durand. Contact Melinda Whitemarsh Schnell: (202) 224-5323 2:30 p.m.

May 29
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Committee on State and Local Finance committee meeting
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Committee on State and Local Finance executive session
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Committee on State and Local Finance informational hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Committee on State and Local Finance public hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Government Operations and State Licensing public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Health public hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Labor public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Tourism committee meeting
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Tourism executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Energy, Consumer Protection, and Government Reform executive session
330 Southwest, State Government.
· Senate Committee on Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications public hearing
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health and Human Services public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Other
· Eastside OFA climate change press conference
Lake Express, 2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. On Wednesday, May 29th, the Eastside OFA neighborhood team will have a press conference at 12:00 PM noon in front of the gates of Lake Express, 2330 S. Lincoln Memorial Drive, 100 yards across the street from the Port of Milwaukee main offices. We will be highlighting the local effects of climate change as part of a national effort by OFA to change the conversation about climate change. Currently climate deniers lead House Committees responsible for action on climate change. The Senate has repeatedly blocked the President and the EPA from acting on climate change. The records of Senator Ron Johnson and Congressmen Paul Ryan, James Sensenbrenner, Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble show that they have consistently opposed any legislation to address climate change. We will be asking them to clearly state what their plan is to deal with this issue or explain clearly why they are ignoring this serious threat. Megan Severson, State Advocate for Wisconsin Environment, will talk about the impact of extreme weather on Milwaukee and its surrounding farms and lakes. Cheryl Nenn, Riverkeeper, will talk about the impact of climate change on our rivers and sewer infrastructure. Peter McAvoy, UWm School of Freshwater Sciences will speak about the effect of climate change on our Lake Michigan. Mark Gill, 350.org, world wide effort to reduce CO2, will talk about their involvement in a worldwide effort to reduce the CO2 in our atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to 350 for the benefit of our children. Parking is available along the service road that runs parallel to Lincoln Memorial Drive. Take exit 3, Port of Milwaukee and follow the “Ferry” signs to the gates of the Lake Express ferry when approaching from the North over the Hoan Bridge or from the South on the Lake Freeway. Contact: Paul Geenen 414-510-1436 paulgeenen@sbcglobal.net @paulgeenen 12 p.m.
· First Lady Walker, DCF Secretary Anderson honor Foster Care Award winners
Assembly Chamber, State Capitol. In celebration of Foster Care Month, First Lady Tonette Walker and Department of Children and Families Secretary Eloise Anderson will recognize the remarkable contributions of nine foster families and one foster youth by honoring them with the 2013 Governor’s Foster Care Award. The award ceremony will highlight the special commitment of these foster parents who have guided and cared for children through difficult times. The event will also celebrate the incredible accomplishments of foster youth who are examples of the bright future possible for foster children across the state. Following the ceremony, a foster care flash mob event will be held outside, on the Capitol Square, in conjunction with the “Shelter from the Storm” PSA campaign designed to recruit new foster parents. For more details on the PSA’s, please go to FosterParentsRock.org and look for the yellow umbrellas. Contact: DCF Communications, 608-266-9000 11 a.m.
· Pocan to Hold “Meet with Mark” Listening Session in Green County
Monroe Public Library 2nd Floor Program Room, 925 16th Ave., Monroe.
· Pocan to Hold “Meet with Mark” Listening Session in LaFayette County
County Board Meeting Room, 626 Main St., Darlington.
· Pocan to Hold “Meet with Mark” Listening Session in Rock County
Eager Free Public Library, 39 W. Main St., Evansville.
· Reps. Kuglitsch, Clark, Suder press conference
211 West, State Capitol. LEGISLATORS TO HOLD MEDIA AVAILABILITY ON SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT FOR AB 181 12:30 p.m.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan addresses USPS public meeting
Alliant Energy Center, Exhibition Hall B, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison. Pocan to Speak Against Consolidation of Madison Processing & Distribution Center at USPS Meeting Pocan opposes USPS plan to transfer operations from Madison to Milwaukee Madison, WI– U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will speak tomorrow against a proposal from the United States Postal Service (USPS) to consolidate operations at the Madison Processing & Distribution Center (P&DC) that would result in the loss of 54 jobs and negatively impact the ability of local companies to conduct business. Pocan will speak at a public meeting hosted by the USPS tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. CT at the Alliant Energy Center, where the USPS will discuss its Area Mail Processing (AMP) feasibility study on the Madison center and take public comment. The AMP study recommends transferring mail processing operations from the Madison P&DC to the Milwaukee P&DC. If this was to take place, it would significantly impact mail service and delivery time for both families and businesses in the Madison region. Mail delivered to the house next door will now need to travel to Milwaukee to be sorted, then travel back to Madison to be delivered. Businesses would no longer be able to rely on one-day delivery for checks and invoices, which would immediately affect cash flow and their entire business operations. Fifty-four middle class jobs at the Madison facility would also be lost. “At a time when we are still recovering from the financial collapse of 2008, closing the Madison Processing & Distribution Center would be an unnecessary economic burden for the region—killing jobs, increasing delivery time and significantly affecting the way businesses operate,” Pocan said. “The fact that this type of option is even on the table highlights the need for Congress to move forward on comprehensive postal reform that allows the USPS to make commonsense, innovative changes that will allow the organization to reduce costs without reducing service. I encourage the members of the community to join me and express our concerns to the USPS so that we can protect our mail delivery.” The USPS will also accept public comment until June 13, 2013. Comments may be mailed to: Manager, Consumer & Industry Contact Lakeland District PO Box 5008 Milwaukee, WI 53201-5008 Contact: Samuel Lau 202-225-2906 7 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Gateway Technical College
SC Johnson iMET Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant. Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Gateway Technical College and Xten Industries in Kenosha on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Baldwin will tour Gateway’s Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology (iMET) Center, which includes the region’s first flexible manufacturing lab dedicated to training the manufacturing workforce. The iMET Center also offers short-term, customized, modular and bootcamp training in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operations, industrial maintenance, robotics, welding and fabrication, in addition to industrial trades apprenticeship training. Baldwin will also visit the Horizon Center for Transportation Technology where the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), an organization of educators and business leaders, provides students access to industry driven certifications is the areas of transportation, aviation, manufacturing, and energy. Since January, Senator Baldwin has visited a number of Wisconsin’s technical colleges and universities across the state to promote workforce readiness and manufacturing, including UW-Stout’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership on Tuesday. Last week, Baldwin gave her first Senate floor speech and focused on building a “Made in Wisconsin” manufacturing economy and growing the middle class. Baldwin will also visit Xten Industries where she will learn about the workforce training partnership recently established between Gateway Technical College and Xten. The partnership includes a training program that brings Gateway instructors to Xten in an effort to increase efficiency in Xten’s manufacturing process. Xten has also contributed funding for a new manufacturing lab and an endowed scholarship at Gateway to help promote manufacturing and address the problem of finding skilled labor. Baldwin will also tour Xten’s community garden, a partnership with Harborside Academy that allow students to learn sustainable living practices and get hands on experience growing and managing an organic community garden. Contact: leah_hunter@baldwin.senate.gov 1:30 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Xten Industries
9600 55th St., Kenosha. Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Gateway Technical College and Xten Industries in Kenosha on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Baldwin will tour Gateway’s Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology (iMET) Center, which includes the region’s first flexible manufacturing lab dedicated to training the manufacturing workforce. The iMET Center also offers short-term, customized, modular and bootcamp training in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operations, industrial maintenance, robotics, welding and fabrication, in addition to industrial trades apprenticeship training. Baldwin will also visit the Horizon Center for Transportation Technology where the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), an organization of educators and business leaders, provides students access to industry driven certifications is the areas of transportation, aviation, manufacturing, and energy. Since January, Senator Baldwin has visited a number of Wisconsin’s technical colleges and universities across the state to promote workforce readiness and manufacturing, including UW-Stout’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership on Tuesday. Last week, Baldwin gave her first Senate floor speech and focused on building a “Made in Wisconsin” manufacturing economy and growing the middle class. Baldwin will also visit Xten Industries where she will learn about the workforce training partnership recently established between Gateway Technical College and Xten. The partnership includes a training program that brings Gateway instructors to Xten in an effort to increase efficiency in Xten’s manufacturing process. Xten has also contributed funding for a new manufacturing lab and an endowed scholarship at Gateway to help promote manufacturing and address the problem of finding skilled labor. Baldwin will also tour Xten’s community garden, a partnership with Harborside Academy that allow students to learn sustainable living practices and get hands on experience growing and managing an organic community garden. Contact: leah_hunter@baldwin.senate.gov 3:30 p.m.

May 30
   Fundraisers
· Emerge Wisconsin Woman of the Year Award event honoring U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Ron Kind Jackalope Lounj, 345 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Corrections executive session
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Corrections informational hearing
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage executive session
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security executive session
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
   Other
· Dane Co. Supervisors Wegleitner, Dye press conference
City County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Blvd., Madison. County Supervisors to Make Important Announcement on Poverty Dane County Supervisors Heidi Wegleitner and Jenni Dye will make an important announcement regarding the County’s effort to combat poverty at 11:30 am on Thursday, May 30 on the front steps of the City County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Madison. Contact: Robert Chappell, 608.334.7829 11:30 a.m.
· DPI Superintendent visits Badger High School ProStart Program 220 E. South St., Lake Geneva.
· General Aviation Manufacturers Association jobs rally
Gulfstream Aerospace, W6365 Discovery Drive, Appleton.
· Gov. Walker attends Southwest Technical College Gold Collar certification event
Cabela's Distribution Center, Main Reception Hall, 501 Cliffhaven Road, Prairie du Chien. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 12:20 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Milwaukee economic development projects
Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit both the Clock Shadow Building in Walker’s Point and the Century City Business Park site (formerly A.O. Smith/Tower Automotive) tomorrow, May 30, in Milwaukee. The Clock Shadow Building features sustainable technologies and green business incubator space for independent, locally-owned businesses and organizations in an effort to spur growth within the neighborhood. Both EPA Revolving Loan Fund and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants were used to complete the LEED certified building. Baldwin will meet with several of the building tenants including The Healing Collective of Milwaukee which largely serves the uninsured and underserved populations in the area; Rooftop Food Production which partners with urban agriculture organizations; and the Creamery which is working to provide apprenticeship programs for young adults. Baldwin will also tour the Century City site on the north side of Milwaukee. The City of Milwaukee has undertaken a bold effort to transform the 30th Street Corridor into a modern employment center and economic hub for the Near North neighborhood. This has included the transformation of the former Tower Automotive site. Century City represents the core component of the Corridor's revitalization. Century City will be a high-quality, market ready, modern business park that is anticipated to attract new businesses and jobs, focus private reinvestment in the area, while improving surrounding land uses. On Tuesday, Senator Baldwin visited UW-Stout’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Wednesday, she visited Kenosha, where she toured Gateway Technical College’s Integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology (iMET) Center and the Horizon Center for Transportation Technology, where the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), an organization of educators and business leaders, provides students access to industry driven certifications is the areas of transportation, aviation, manufacturing, and energy. She also visited Xten Industries to learn about the workforce training partnership recently established between Gateway Technical College and Xten. The partnership includes a training program that brings Gateway instructors to Xten in an effort to increase efficiency in Xten’s manufacturing process. Last week, Baldwin gave her first Senate floor speech and focused on building a “Made in Wisconsin” manufacturing economy and growing the middle class. Baldwin to Visit Clock Shadow Building in Walker’s Point 9:30 a.m. Clock Shadow Building 130 W. Bruce Street, Milwaukee Baldwin to Century City Business Park site 1 p.m. 2725 W. Hopkins Street, Milwaukee Labeled “Gate 2” Contact: leah_hunter@baldwin.senate.gov 9:30 a.m.
· Voces de la Frontera press conference
517 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Immigrant Families Hold Rally for Citizenship at Senator Ron Johnson's Milwaukee Office Students and Families Host Press Event Calling on Senator Johnson to support Senate Immigration Bill During the Congressional recess, as legislators seek input on immigration reform prior to voting on the Senate Bill 744, immigrant families and their supporters will gather in Milwaukee to urge Senator Johnson to support a broad and affordable path to citizenship. Families will share their stories about the devastating impact of separation, and call on the Senator to endorse historic Senate legislation to support legalization with a path to citizenship and create legal avenues to address our outdated immigration system. As one woman who was moved to support legalization after hearing the testimonies of immigrants at a recent town hall in Curtis, WI said: “Good people are trapped in a bureaucracy. They need legalization to stay together.” Speakers will include individuals who currently have pending deportations, and US citizen families who have been separated from loved ones. Contact: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331 4 p.m.
· WisPolitics luncheon: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. House Budget Chair and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan appears at a WisPolitics.com luncheon at the Madison Club on May 30. NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME: Registration begins at 11:15 a.m. at the Madison Club, Wilson Street, Madison. Event ends at 12:45 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. 11:15 a.m.

May 31
   State Government
· Gov. Walker signs Assembly Bill 85
American Serb Hall Banquet, Wisconsin Room South, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will sign Assembly Bill 85 tomorrow, which pertains to the Milwaukee County Board. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 1:20 p.m.
   Business Events
· Pathways to Employment: Preparing Wisconsin's Job Seekers
ManpowerGroup, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee. hosted by Wisconsin Literacy, Inc. Registration Information: April 15: Early Bird Registration ($35 members, $50 non-members) May 11-22: Regular Registration ($45 members, $60 non-members) Who should attend and why? Administrators, program managers, teachers, and tutors from: literacy agencies, libraries, refugee service agencies, other community organizations, 2 and 4-year colleges, high school transition programs and anyone wanting to learn about connecting adults with limited job skills and academic barriers to success to employment or bridges to career pathways. The conference will highlight unique program models that provide clients with necessary job readiness skills and avenues to educational options focused on a career pathway and/or certificate. Questions? For additional information, please contact Jim Stickels, Fund Development Manager, at jim@wisconsinliteracy.org, or Marsha Connet, Southeast Regional Literacy Consultant, at marsha@wisconsinliteracy.org. 9:30 a.m.
· Small Business Administration awards breakfast
Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.
· WPUI Transmission Siting 101
3M Auditorium, Mechanical Engineering, UW-Madison. What You Should Know Before Your Clients Call about the Proposed Transmission Line across Their Property-Unwinding the Process Co-Sponsored by: Wisconsin State Bar Energy & Telecommunications Section Registration Fees (includes lunch): $150 General Attendance $95, Members of WPUI and Wisconsin State Bar Energy and Telecommunications Section (7.5 CLEs applied for) Government $55 Webcast Fee: $20 (no CLEs) 8 a.m.
   Other
· Protect Wisconsin Elections Coalition press conference
Greendale Safety Center Courtroom, 5911 W. Grange Ave., Greendale.
· SPJ Madison Wells Memorial Key celebration
Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison. SPJ MADISON HOSTS 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF WELLS MEMORIAL KEY NATIONAL AWARD IS SOCIETY’S HIGHEST HONOR MADISON – The Madison pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce a two-day celebration of the 100th anniversary of SPJ’s Wells Memorial Key. The key is the highest honor for service to the Society, and the celebration honors the nearly three dozen living Wells Key winners. The celebration will also honor Chester Wells, a 1913 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and the second national president of Sigma Delta Chi, as SPJ was originally known. The event will take place May 31-June 1 in Madison at Union South on the University of Wisconsin campus. It will feature an address by David Maraniss, author of “Barack Obama: The Story” and “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi;” an educational discussion about the future of journalism; a historical tribute to Wells and a special screening of “Deadline USA.” Also as part of the celebration, SPJ will partner with the Wisconsin State Historical Society for a special display of historical newspaper archives. About one-half of the living Wells Key winners and numerous national and regional SPJ and SDX officers are expected to attend. The entire schedule is as follows: Friday, May 31 2-4 pm: Special display and discussion of famous/historical newspaper archives at Wisconsin State Historical Society 5 pm: Reception 6 pm: Dinner with speaker David Maraniss, author of “Barack Obama:The Story” and “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi.” Saturday, June 1 10 am-12 pm: “Journalism Issues Past and Future” Moderator: Robert Leger, former SPJ president; 2012 Wells Key winner; president, Sigma Delta Chi Foundation; opinions editor, The Arizona Republic Panelists: Steve Geimann, former SPJ president; Wells Key winner; former president and current director, Sigma Delta Chi Foundation; news editor, Bloomberg News; Gordon McKerral, former SPJ president; Wells Key winner; director, Sigma Delta Chi Foundation; associate professor, School of Journalism and Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University; Amanda Theisen, SPJ Region 6 director; news producer, KSTP in Minneapolis; and Lauren Fuhrmann, vice president, Madison SPJ pro chapter; public engagement director, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. 12–2 pm: Lunch with speaker UW-Madison journalism professor James L. Baughman on the “Changing Face of Journalism” 2-4: Screening of “Deadline USA” Registration is $75 for all events. Separate registration is available for Friday for $55 and for Saturday for $30. To register, please use this Eventbrite website: http://2013wellskey.eventbrite.com/# Hotel rooms have been reserved at Union South, the site of the event, for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The rate is $127 and it includes underground parking and wifi. Reservations must be made by April 30. Call 608-263-2600 and mention the Wells Key Seminar to get one of the reserved rooms. Reserve online with the group code WELLSKEY at https://www.myfidelio.net/webui/AvailabilitySearch.aspx?chain=IQ&property=USWUH Please contact Terry Shelton, Commemoration Committee, Wells Memorial Key Anniversary at shelton@lafollette.wisc.eduor 608.262.3038 for more information. 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 in 1993; a UW-Madison chapter has been in existence for much of the past century. 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 or to journalism educators. Associate memberships are also available. Contact: Mark Pitsch, president, Society of Professional Journalists, Madison pro chapter: 608-252-6145 5 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
1550 Linden Drive, Madison. Will Highlight Importance of Federal Budget Investments in Research, Science and Innovation Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at the Wisconsin Energy Institute in Madison on Friday, May 31, 2013. Baldwin will tour the GLBRC, housed in the Wisconsin Energy Institute on campus, and meet with Director Tim Donohue, Institute staff and researchers. The GLBRC was established in 2007 by a $125 million, 5-year DOE grant. In April, DOE announced they would extend the research funding for another five years, at $25 million per year. There are three DOE-funded Bioenergy Research Centers, and this is the only one based at an academic institution. The GLBRC supports nearly 400 researchers, students and staff spanning a wide array of disciplines. The innovations born of partnerships at the Center are focused on biofuels technologies that will help meet the nation’s growing energy needs. After the tour, Senator Baldwin will meet with UW staff and researchers to discuss her role as a member of the Senate Budget Committee, the federal budget debate, and the importance of protecting federal investments in research, science, and innovation. Last week, Baldwin gave her first Senate floor speech and highlighted the work at the GLBRC and her commitment to investing in research, science, and innovation in order to build a “Made in Wisconsin” economy and create jobs. Contact: leah_hunter@baldwin.senate.gov 10 a.m.

June 1
   Other
· "Standing Against the Sand Storm" conference Black River Falls High School, Lunda Center, 1202 Pierce St., Black River Falls.
· SPJ Madison Wells Memorial Key celebration
Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison. SPJ MADISON HOSTS 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF WELLS MEMORIAL KEY NATIONAL AWARD IS SOCIETY’S HIGHEST HONOR MADISON – The Madison pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce a two-day celebration of the 100th anniversary of SPJ’s Wells Memorial Key. The key is the highest honor for service to the Society, and the celebration honors the nearly three dozen living Wells Key winners. The celebration will also honor Chester Wells, a 1913 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and the second national president of Sigma Delta Chi, as SPJ was originally known. The event will take place May 31-June 1 in Madison at Union South on the University of Wisconsin campus. It will feature an address by David Maraniss, author of “Barack Obama: The Story” and “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi;” an educational discussion about the future of journalism; a historical tribute to Wells and a special screening of “Deadline USA.” Also as part of the celebration, SPJ will partner with the Wisconsin State Historical Society for a special display of historical newspaper archives. About one-half of the living Wells Key winners and numerous national and regional SPJ and SDX officers are expected to attend. The entire schedule is as follows: Friday, May 31 2-4 pm: Special display and discussion of famous/historical newspaper archives at Wisconsin State Historical Society 5 pm: Reception 6 pm: Dinner with speaker David Maraniss, author of “Barack Obama:The Story” and “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi.” Saturday, June 1 10 am-12 pm: “Journalism Issues Past and Future” Moderator: Robert Leger, former SPJ president; 2012 Wells Key winner; president, Sigma Delta Chi Foundation; opinions editor, The Arizona Republic Panelists: Steve Geimann, former SPJ president; Wells Key winner; former president and current director, Sigma Delta Chi Foundation; news editor, Bloomberg News; Gordon McKerral, former SPJ president; Wells Key winner; director, Sigma Delta Chi Foundation; associate professor, School of Journalism and Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University; Amanda Theisen, SPJ Region 6 director; news producer, KSTP in Minneapolis; and Lauren Fuhrmann, vice president, Madison SPJ pro chapter; public engagement director, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. 12–2 pm: Lunch with speaker UW-Madison journalism professor James L. Baughman on the “Changing Face of Journalism” 2-4: Screening of “Deadline USA” Registration is $75 for all events. Separate registration is available for Friday for $55 and for Saturday for $30. To register, please use this Eventbrite website: http://2013wellskey.eventbrite.com/# Hotel rooms have been reserved at Union South, the site of the event, for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The rate is $127 and it includes underground parking and wifi. Reservations must be made by April 30. Call 608-263-2600 and mention the Wells Key Seminar to get one of the reserved rooms. Reserve online with the group code WELLSKEY at https://www.myfidelio.net/webui/AvailabilitySearch.aspx?chain=IQ&property=USWUH Please contact Terry Shelton, Commemoration Committee, Wells Memorial Key Anniversary at shelton@lafollette.wisc.eduor 608.262.3038 for more information. 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 in 1993; a UW-Madison chapter has been in existence for much of the past century. 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 or to journalism educators. Associate memberships are also available. Contact: Mark Pitsch, president, Society of Professional Journalists, Madison pro chapter: 608-252-6145 4 p.m.
· U.S. Education Secretary Duncan delivers College of the Menominee Nation commencement address
Menominee Conference Center, N 277 Highway 47/55, Keshena. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will deliver the commencement address during the College of the Menominee Nation’s commencement ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in the Menominee Conference Center in Keshena, Wis. He will applaud graduates for their perseverance and congratulate those who have overcome challenges to become first-generation college students in their families. Duncan also will encourage students to continue on the road to success but remember to give back through helping others, especially within their own tribes. The College of the Menominee Nation was chartered by the Menominee people in 1993. The college, a land-grant institution, serves more than 600 students, 80 percent of whom are enrolled members or descendants of American Indian tribes. Along with offering various degree programs, the college also infuses its education with American Indian culture; thus preparing students for careers and advanced studies in a multicultural world. CONTACT: Press Office, (202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov 10 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Tom Petri town meeting
Mead Public Library, 710 N. 8th St., Sheboygan. 10 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Tom Petri town meeting
Public Safety Building, 11300 N. Buntrock Ave., Mequon. 1 p.m.
· Voces de la Frontera rally
Contact: Joe Shansky 414-218-3331 Palermo Workers to March 18 Miles to Owner’s Home One year after historic strike, workers still seek dialogue and negotiated settlement Milwaukee - On Saturday, June 1, members of the Palermo Workers Union and community allies will walk 18 miles from the Palermo’s factory in the Menomonee Valley to the home of co-owner Angelo Fallucca in Mequon. Exactly one year after their historic walk-out and strike at Palermo’s Pizza, fired workers will march to the Fallucca home to seek a peaceful, negotiated settlement to their long-standing dispute. The march will begin with a Send-off Rally in front of Palermo’s Pizza at 8:00 AM, and continue for 12 hours, with five pre-planned rest stops along the route. The march will culminate with a Vigil for Peace at Palermo’s at 8:00 PM near the Fallucca home. Nearly 50 organizations and elected officials are official sponsors of the march. Workers and community allies will begin walking at 8:30 AM, first ascending the stairs from W. Canal St. to the 35th St. bridge, then heading north on 35th St. Details for the march, including the route, the scheduled times when marchers will arrive at each rest stop, the locations of each rest stop, and other details are online at www.sliceofjustice.com. What: Rally for a Slice of Justice When: 8:00AM - 8:30AM, Saturday, June 1, 2013 Where: 3301 West Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53208 Who: Palermo Workers Union, elected officials, community leaders, the public, and members of nearly 50 sponsoring organizations. What: March for a Slice of Justice When: 8:30AM - 8:00PM, Saturday, June 1, 2013 Where: 18 mile walking route through Milwaukee to Mequon. Who: Palermo Workers Union, elected officials, community leaders, the public, and members of nearly 50 sponsoring organizations. What: Vigil for Peace at Palermo’s When: 8:00PM - 8:30PM, Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 8:00 am Where: 12801 N. Fox Hollow Rd. Who: Palermo Workers Union, clergy, community leaders, the public, and members of nearly 50 sponsoring organizations. 8 a.m.

June 3
   Other
· Simpson Street Free Press Distinguished Lecturer Series: David Maraniss
· UW Board of Regents Committee on Student Discipline and Other Student Appeals
1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
· Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Supporters, allies and friends of Wisconsin's public transportation systems will conduct a news conference at 11:30 a.m. on Monday June 3rd in the Assembly Parlor just off the Assembly Chambers on the 2nd floor of the Wisconsin State Capitol. The positive economic and job enhancing benefits of having public transportation will be addressed. We invite all interested and supportive organizations and individuals to participate. We will also speak to the funding challenges that lie ahead and our firm determination to work cooperatively with all who are ready to improve the Wisconsin's transportation system. The organizations and individuals assembled will speak with appreciation for the recent unamaminous 16-0 vote of the Joint Finance Committee in support of a 4% increase to the state's share of local public transportation system operations effective January 1, 2014. Joint Finance Committee Omnibus Transportation Motion # 431 was amended by Motion #438. Motion #438 provided the funding support and was authored by Sen. Albeta Darling, Rep. John Nygren, Sen. Bob Wirch, Sen. Jennifer Shilling, Rep. Cory Mason and Rep. Jon Richards. We will publicly acknowledge all their efforts. Thank you notes will be delivered to all Legislative offices in the Capitol following the news conference. For additional information please contact: Gary R. Goyke Legislative Director Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association 608-219-5237 gary.goyke@gmail.com 11:30 a.m.

June 4
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Rules executive session
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Urban and Local Affairs executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Workforce Development executive session
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Workforce Development public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Finance executive session
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· DVA business symposium
American Family Insurance Training Center, 6000 American Parkway, Madison. MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) will host a business symposium on hiring veterans at the American Family Insurance Training Center at 6000 American Parkway, in Madison from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4. Many veterans-employment topics will be covered, including: the benefits of hiring veterans, how to find and connect with veteran job-seekers, translating military experience into civilian terms, as well as learning to “speak veteran” – acronyms, terminology and references veterans commonly use. This free event is open to the public, but pre-registration is required and space is limited. Employers who attended one of our 2012 “Benefits of Hiring Veterans” Business Symposiums are welcomed and encouraged to attend this event as well, as new information has been added. Anyone who is involved with recruiting and hiring new employees is encouraged to attend. For more information contact Al Hoffman at: Allen.Hoffmann@dva.wisconsin.gov or (608) 266-1209 1 p.m.
· Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference
Madison Marriott West, Middleton.
   Other
· Gov. Walker press conference on UW System tuition freeze
Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Atrium, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will hold a press conference on the University of Wisconsin System tuition freeze in Green Bay tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 12:40 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

June 5
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Children and Families executive session
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Children and Families informational hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Health executive session
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Health public hearing
415 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Judiciary executive session
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Joint Legislative Audit Committee public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health and Human Services public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Insurance and Housing public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Natural Resources public hearing
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference
Madison Marriott West, Middleton.
   Other
· Gov. Walker addresses Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club, Main Dining Hall, 828 Club View Lane, Altoona. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will attend an Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Economic Outlook event in Eau Claire tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 12:20 p.m.
· Gov. Walker press conference on UW System tuition freeze
Cartwright Student Center, Port O’ Call Room, 1725 State St., La Crosse. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will hold a press conference on the University of Wisconsin System tuition freeze in La Crosse tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 2:45 p.m.
· Milwaukee Mayor Barrett hosts Ceasefire Sabbath breakfast
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3022 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· PSC telephone hearing
Sand Lake Town Hall, N6058 Stone Lake Road, Stone Lake. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 5730-WR-101) Application of Stone Lake Sanitary District, Sawyer and Washburn Counties, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· RPW "Moving Wisconsin Forward" rally
Country Springs Hotel, Grand Salon Room, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. Join us for our Moving Wisconsin Forward Rally with Governor Walker, Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch and Republican leaders. Reserve your ticket today! 7 p.m.
· WisPolitics.com DC event: Former ambassadors Green, Loftus
George Washington University Alumni House, 1918 F St. NW, Washington, D.C.

June 6
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Labor executive session
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
· Assembly Session Assembly Chamber, State Capitol.
· Joint Legislative Audit Committee executive session
411 South, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Natural Resources executive session
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs executive session
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs public hearing
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue executive session
425 Southwest, State Capitol.
· UW Board of Regents
UW-Milwaukee Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee.
   Business Events
· Waukesha County Business Alliance/BizTimes Media Top 10 Awards
· WMC Affordable Care Act Update
   Other
· CWAG "Poverty Matters" roundtable discussion
City County Building, Room 357, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison. WHY DO 11% OF WISCONSIN SENIORS LIVE IN POVERTY? Please Join Us... Poverty Matters Roundtable Discussion A new Kaiser Family Analysis on Poverty in America presents state-by-state poverty rates among seniors, based on the supplemental measures when you factor in Health Care Costs. Under this supplemental poverty measure, the share of seniors (65 and older) who are living in poverty has substantially increased in every one of our states. Worse yet, the number of seniors living in poverty has now doubled in 12 States. YES, Wisconsin is one of those 12 states which went from 5% Poverty to 11% Poverty, when you factor in Health Care Costs for Seniors 65 and older. We Need Your Help & Advocacy If you are interested in this important social and economic issue of our time, please attend the June 6, 2013 "Poverty Matters Roundtable Discussion" in Madison, from 1:00 - 4:00 PM on how to address poverty among children and seniors in Wisconsin. Please RSVP by Noon on Wednesday, June 5th to Jennifer at CWAG. JHANNER@CWAG.ORG or call at (608)221-6139 Here is the Tentative Program Agenda for June 6th I. General Welcome, Program Overview and acknowledgement of today's Key Note Speaker and Panel Discussion Participants John Hendrick - Chair, Dane County Board of Supervisors and CWAG Elder Law Director II. The Overview of Dane County's" Poverty Task Force" by its Chair, Dane County Board of Sup. Heidi Wegleitner III. CWAG's Advocacy Role on "Poverty Matters," and the introduction of David Reimer (Program Facilitator, Nino Amato, CWAG) IV. Power Point Presentation by David Reimer - An overview of the new Kaiser Foundation Study Findings on Poverty in American and Wisconsin V. Question and Answer Period on the Kaiser Foundation Study Findings VI. Federal & State Strategies and Policies to address Poverty in America and Wisconsin - David Reimer will provide an overview of his Testimony on Capitol Hill earlier this year on solutions to reducing poverty. VII. Introductions of the Panel Roundtable Participants, along with individual brief overviews of their organizations role in "Poverty Matters" - Followed by Questions and Answers by the Panelist to David Reimer VIII. Audience Participation and Roundtable Discussion on Recommended Next Steps in addressing Poverty among Children and Seniors in Wisconsin IX. Closing Remarks & Adjournment For More Information, Contact: Nino Amato, CWAG President / Executive Director (608)514-3317 1 p.m.
· DATCP Secretary Brancel announces Dairy 30x20 grant recipients
Royal-Mist Holsteins, N7397 County Road K, Loyal.
· DPI hearing on educator effectiveness equivalency process
GEF 3, Room P41, 125 S. Webster St., Madison.
· Gov. Walker attends Journey House Packers Field grand opening ceremony
Mitchell Park, S. 22nd St. & W. Pierce St., Milwaukee. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will attend the Journey House Packers Field grand opening ceremony in Milwaukee tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 2:50 p.m.
· Gov. Walker attends Law Enforcement Torch Run
Waukesha County Courthouse, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will attend the 2013 Law Enforcement Torch Run in Waukesha tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 6:20 a.m.
· Gov. Walker attends Schwerman Trucking Co. 100th anniversary
Milwaukee Marriott West, Geneva/Superior Room, W231 N1600 Corporate Court, Pewaukee. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will attend the Journey House Packers Field grand opening ceremony in Milwaukee tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 6:20 p.m.
· Gov. Walker press conference on UW System tuition freeze
Student Union, Dining Lounge, 1605 Catlin Ave., Superior. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will hold a press conference on the University of Wisconsin System tuition freeze in Superior tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 11:10 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Waterloo Utilities Building, 575 Commercial Ave., Waterloo. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 6220-WR-108) Application of Waterloo Water and Light Commission, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.

June 7
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
UW-Milwaukee Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee.
   Business Events
· Kikkoman Foods Inc. press conference Abbey Resort, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana.
· Mount Mary College, Women's Leadership Institute: Voices of Leadership
   Other
· DPW State Convention
Olympia Resort & Conference Center, 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc.
· Gov. Walker addresses U.S. Japan Economic Development Conference
Abbey Resort, Sand Bar, 269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 1:25 p.m.
· Gov. Walker participates in Husco International jobs announcement
2239 Pewaukee Road, Waukesha. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 11:20 a.m.
· Gov. Walker participates in Vision Plastics expansion event
332 Hallberg St., Delavan. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 4:20 p.m.

June 8
   Other
· DNR Deer Trustee Report mid-process public meeting
Dreyfus University Center, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point.
· DPW State Convention
Olympia Resort & Conference Center, 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc.

June 9
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
Waterloo Municipal Building, 136 N. Monroe St., Waterloo. 7 p.m.

June 10
   Fundraisers
· Reception for Sen. Tom Tiffany
Milwaukee Athletic Club, Superior Room, 758 N. Broadway St., Milwaukee. With Special Guest Senator Alberta Darling Sponsor: $1000 | Host: $500 | Attend: $200 Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Tiffany PO Box 59 Merrill, WI 54452 Please RSVP by June 5th to Claire.milbrandt@gmail.com or 414.627.2225 4:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections executive session
· Assembly Committee on Rules executive session
· Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Health and Human Services executive session
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· MSEC 2013 and NAMRC 41
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Project Milwaukee: Power Switch series
Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. WUWM 89.7 FM Presents PROJECT MILWAUKEE: POWER SWITCH Series: June 10 - 14, 2013 • Forum: June 10 The Promise and Reality of Green Energy in Wisconsin MILWAUKEE, WI – Green energy first caught on decades ago, when fuel prices skyrocketed, smog blanketed cities and acid rain was detected in lakes. Since then, Wisconsin has sprouted alternative modes of powering everything from buildings to cars to parking meters. Yet most of our energy still comes from fossil fuels. WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee Public Radio will explore the growth of green energy in Wisconsin during the Project Milwaukee: Power Switch series. WUWM’s Project Milwaukee. Our Region. Our Future. WUWM’s Project Milwaukee explores vital issues in the region through in-depth reporting. Throughout the Project Milwaukee: Power Switch series, WUWM News journalists and Lake Effect producers will examine the factors prompting interest in renewable energy, and how Wisconsin compares with the rest of the country. Reports will cover green energy applications gone mainstream, the industry’s cutting-edge players located here, and the limitations of renewable energy – from politics to practicality. Project Milwaukee: Power Switch reports and interviews will air Monday, June 10 to Friday, June 14, during Morning Edition and Lake Effect. Attend the Forum WUWM invites listeners and the community to attend a public forum featuring perspectives from utilities, academia, environmentalists and policymakers. The discussion will be held on Monday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Discovery World (500 N. Harbor Dr., Milwaukee). Audience members are encouraged to participate in a question and answer session. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are suggested. RSVP by June 7 at http://projmke-energy.eventbrite.com. If you have questions, call WUWM at 414-270-1224. The panel discussion, moderated by Lake Effect’s Executive Producer Mitch Teich, will focus on the factors that drive the use and production of different forms of energy. Bob Bach will facilitate the question and answer session. The forum will air during Lake Effect on Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. Project Milwaukee: Power Switch forum panelists include: TOM CONTENT, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – energy writer DEB ERWIN, Public Service Commission ANDY HESSELBACH, We Energies CHUCK MCGINNIS, Johnson Controls GARY RADLOFF, Wisconsin Energy Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison SHAHLA WERNER, Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter For more information: www.wuwm.com/projectmilwaukee 10 a.m.
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Moore press conference
Milwaukee Area Technical College, S Building Atrium, 700 W. State St., Milwaukee. Gwen Moore Hosts Press Conference on Student Loan Interest Rate Burden Milwaukee, WI (Link) – On Monday, June 10, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) will join Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) students to oppose doubling the subsidized Stafford student loan interest rate from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. If Congress fails to act, the rate will automatically double on July 1. “In our recovering economy, it is absurd that we are even debating whether or not to keep student loan interest rates low,” said Rep. Moore. “Student loan debt has reached over $1 trillion, impacting more than 7 million students. We must come together before July 1 to support our students, not double their burden.” For more information about this press conference, please call Rep. Moore’s Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-4572 or Kathleen Hohl with MATC at (414) 297-6208 (office), (414) 235-7105 (cell), hohlk@matc.edu. 10:30 a.m.

June 11
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Rules executive session
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism executive session
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism public hearing
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Session Senate Chamber, State Capitol.
· Wisconsin Supreme Court open rules conference
Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Digital Healthcare Conference 2013
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Steve Marcus, Rotary Person of the Year
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. 12 p.m.
· MITA: "Social Media Tips and Techniques for Growing Your Business"
Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton. From connecting far flung employees and staff to generating real-time feedback on a product or service, social media has become an integral part of today's business plan. What people say about your company on-line can effect you bottom-line. Do you have a social media strategy for your business? At the June MITA event learn both the basics of social media and also how to develop a social media strategy for your international operations. Learn how to convert "likes" and "tweets" into paying customers who are loyal to your company and brand. Learn how to internationalize your social media as well as develop tools for the efficient management of the many social media platforms. Our two speakers will walk you through the basics of social media to the advanced; from a post to a full fledged campaign. You'll leave this session energized an ready to enter - or expand - into the world of social media. AGENDA: 11:30 AM- 12:00 PM - Registration and Networking 12:00 PM - 12:30 OM - Lunch and Opening Remarks 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM - Presentations 1:45 PM - 2:00 OM - Q & A and Closing Remarks 2:00 PM - Adjourn 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.
· MSEC 2013 and NAMRC 41
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Wisconsin in Washington 2013
Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St. SW, Washington, D.C.
   Other
· Gov. Walker attends School Choice Wisconsin legislative update
Hotel Metro, 1st floor ballroom, 411 E. Mason St., Milwaukee. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will attend a School Choice Wisconsin Legislative Update meeting in Milwaukee tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 12:35 p.m.
· Gov. Walker launches Tax Relief for Wisconsin Tour
Northcentral Technical College, CBI 110, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will begin his Tax Relief for Wisconsin Tour in Wausau tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 3:15 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch rededicated Gates Hall
Wisconsin Veterans Home, Gates Hall Dining Room, 21425 G Spring St., Union Grove. Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary John Scocos will host a ceremony rededicating Gates Hall as a new skilled nursing home for veterans and their spouses at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Union Grove tomorrow, June 11 at 1:00 p.m. In 2004, Gates Hall opened as a 42-bed Residential Care Apartment Complex for elderly veterans and their spouses. Over the past year, Gates Hall was closed and remodeled as a 38-bed skilled nursing facility to meet the changing needs of Wisconsin’s aging veterans demographic. The WDVA was awarded $3,268,501 by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help make the conversion. The facility is named after Marcia Gates, one of the Angels of Bataan in World War II. Gates was an Army Lieutenant and one of 67 nurses held prisoner by the Japanese after the fall of the Philippines in 1942. In 1945, she was liberated from the Santo Tomas internment camp in Manila. Lt. Gates was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and other awards for her work to care for the sick and wounded. Contact: Carla Vigue, 608-266-0517 carla.vigue@dva.wisconsin.gov 1 p.m.
· Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin day of action
State St. entrance, State Capitol. Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin Holds Day of Action Calls on Politicians to Stop Playing Games with Women’s Health MADISON- Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin’s and their supporters will be having a day of action at the State Capitol Tuesday June 11 at noon by the State Street Walkway to urge politicians in Madison to stop playing games with women’s health. Spokespeople will be available for media interviews. We will be watching a game of political ping pong and then delivering the ping pong balls to Republican offices which represent the thousands of women who lose health care access under bills being advanced in the state legislature. In just the past week women’s access to safe and legal abortion is threatened and 90,000 women and families are at risk of losing access to health care in the state budget. Eliminating health safety nets and turning away federal resources so more people go without essential health care will negatively impact individual and community health as well as cost taxpayers’ more money to manage the consequences. The Current Legislative Lowdown in Wisconsin: State budget that takes away BadgerCare for 100,000 Wisconsinites. State budget that takes away health care coverage for pregnant women. State budget that rejects federal funding to expand health care access in Wisconsin. Bill that repeals our Contraceptive Equity law. Bill that takes away state employees’ current insurance coverage for abortion. Constitutional amendment to allow health care providers to refuse a woman birth control, in vitro fertilization, or abortion, even if she will die. Bill that ends safe and legal abortion access for women in Appleton and mandates vaginal ultrasound and lectures for women electing to have an abortion. Two bills that add new and additional restrictions on abortion providers. Contact: Stephanie Wilson 608-256-7549 x 2132 12 p.m.
· Universal Service Fund Council Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

June 12
   State Government
· Assembly Session Assembly Chamber, State Capitol.
· Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions executive session
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Economic Development and Local Government executive session
· Senate Committee on Economic Development and Local Government public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club: Sara Imhof of the Concord Coalition
· MMAC: Lunch with MMAC President Tim Sheehy
· MSEC 2013 and NAMRC 41
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· DPI Superintendent Evers press conference Beloit Memorial High School, 1225 Fourth St., Beloit.
· PSC hearing
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 3180-WR-102) Application of Lomira Municipal Water Utility, Dodge County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 2 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Morrisonville Sanitary District No. 1, 4676 County Highway DM, Morrisonville. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 3870-WR-104) Application of Morrisonville Sanitary District No. 1, Dane County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· The University Club/WisPolitics.com: A Discussion on the Expansion of School Choice in Wisconsin
· WCSA, LWCSP Conference
Madison College, Downtown Education Center, 211 N. Carroll St., Madison.
· Wisconsin’s Climate and Energy Future
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Highway G, Ashland.

June 13
   Fundraisers
· Taste of Wisconsin with U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan
Rooftop, 500 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Co-Host $5,000 Sponsor $2,500 PAC $1,500 Individual $500 Please make checks payable to: Mark Pocan for Congress 499 S. Capitol St., SW, Suite 422 Washington, DC 20003 FEC ID: C00502179 Please RSVP to Kelsey Rooney or Lawrence Young at (202) 479-2527 or email krooney@politicaldg.com 6 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Session Assembly Chamber, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· BIZremedies: Ignite Your Plan with Effective Project Management
· MSEC 2013 and NAMRC 41
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· DPI press conference
Parkway Elementary School, 5910 N. Milwaukee River Parkway, Glendale. State Superintendent Evers, Local School Leaders Gather to Express Concerns on Final Joint Finance Committee Budget Recommendations Group urges legislators to engage in full, open debate on budget bill GLENDALE, Wis. — Local public school officials and State Superintendent Tony Evers will come together Thursday, June 13 to express grave concerns over the recently approved Joint Finance Committee state budget bill. Speakers at the event will cover the following issues: The Joint Finance Committee decision to expand the voucher program is fiscally reckless. The process in which the committee reached its decision to expand the voucher program lacked the appropriate public debate. Voucher expansion is an unproven system that lacks accountability to the taxpayers of Wisconsin. Voucher expansion is an unprecedented intrusion into private and religious education. Ultimately, voucher expansion will negatively impact the children and families of our communities for the foreseeable future. This is a watershed moment in Wisconsin’s history. The budget bill passed by the Joint Finance Committee, if signed into law, will negatively impact the 850,000 children currently served by our public schools, while further destroying a funding system that is already broken. Our communities need to understand that this impulsive decision by Joint Finance Committee members will negatively impact our children and the taxpayers for generations to come. 10 a.m.
· DWD press conference
Badgerland Financial, 1430 N. Ridge Drive, Prairie du Sac. Deputy Secretary Barry to Announce Online Job Center Enhancement to Help Agriculture Sector Employers and Job Seekers Connect MADISON – During a visit to Badgerland Financial in Prairie du Sac, at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 23, 2013, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry will announce a new feature on of the DWD online employment site, Job Center of Wisconsin, to help address skills gap in the agriculture and better connect job seekers and employers. Deputy Secretary Jeff Lyon of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will join Deputy Secretary Barry for the announcement. Agriculture is a $59 billion-a-year industry that accounts for one out of every 10 jobs in Wisconsin and represents 12.5 percent of the economy overall. Last year, Wisconsin exported over $2.9 billion of agricultural products. 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.
· Educational Approval Board
201 W. Washington Ave., Madison. Agenda Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Minutes – March 19, 2013 (Tab 1) Board Chair's Remarks Public Comment State Public Official Conduct – Information/Discussion (Tab 2a) ~ Presentation by the Government Accountability Board Open Meetings Law / Board Operations – Information/Discussion (Tab 2b) ~ Presentation by the Department of Justice Closed Session – ACTION ~ Amerstate University Ltd. vs. EAB Appeal: Confer w/ Legal Counsel and Consider Decision & Order – ACTION Reconvene in Open Session Board Status Report – Information/Discussion (Tab 3) School Approval Issues – Discussion/ACTION (Tab 4) Regulation of Postsecondary Distance Education – Discussion/ACTION (Tab 5) EAB Modernization Bill – Discussion/ACTION (Tab 6 ) EAB Strategic Plan – Information/Discussion (Tab 7) Closed Session – ACTION (Tab 8) ~ Executive Secretary Performance & Compensation – Discussion/ACTION (Tab 9) Reconvene in Open Session Executive Secretary Performance & Compensation – ACTION (Tab 10) Adjournment Next Scheduled Meeting – September 12, 2013 10:30 a.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Bristol Village Hall, 8301 198th Ave., Bristol. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 720-WR-104) Application of the Bristol Water Utility, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 2 p.m..
· SPJ networking event with WCIJ
Mason Lounge, 416 S. Park St., Madison. Show your support: SPJ networking event features WCIJ Investigative center may be kicked out of Vilas Hall Join the Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists on June 13 for a networking event with employees of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. MADISON – The Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has organized a networking event featuring Andy Hall, Bill Lueders, Kate Golden and Lauren Fuhrmann of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. The Legislature’s budget committee recently voted to evict the center from its UW-Madison offices, and SPJ invites area journalists to show the center support. All area journalists are welcome to attend, and current and former interns of the center (of legal age) are especially invited. The event will be held at the Mason Lounge, 416 S. Park St., Madison, WI 53715, on June 13, and will begin at 7:00 p.m. SPJ will offer a selection of appetizers and snacks. Membership in SPJ is not necessary to attend. Your RSVP is appreciated. 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. Contact: Mark Pitsch, president, SPJ Madison Pro Chapter, 608-252-6145, mpitsch@madison.com. 7 p.m.
· WCSA, LWCSP Conference
Madison College, Downtown Education Center, 211 N. Carroll St., Madison.
· WIPPS conference
UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau.

June 14
   Business Events
· MSEC 2013 and NAMRC 41
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· Milwaukee Co. Exec. Abele presents Purple Heart Pass
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Peck Pavilion, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will honor WTMJ-TV Meteorologist John Malan’s military service during the Marcus Center’s annual Flag Day celebration on Friday, June 14th. Abele will present Malan with a Milwaukee County Purple Heart Pass (PHP). The PHP program was started in 2013 as a way to recognize Wisconsin's Purple Heart recipients. Malan received a Purple Heart award after he was shot through the leg during the Vietnam War. “Long before John was warning us of the danger from severe weather, he was serving our country,” Abele said. “This pass is a small way to thank John and all of our Purple Heart recipients for their sacrifice and dedication.” The PHP Program was started by Abele and the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Office. Pass holders get free admission into a number of private and public venues in Milwaukee County and across the state, including the Harley Davidson Museum, Discovery World and the Milwaukee County Zoo. Anyone in Wisconsin who has received a Purple Heart decoration is eligible for the pass; so far more than 300 people have received passes. For more information on the Purple Heart Pass visit: http://county.milwaukee.gov/VeteransAffairs7757/Purple-Heart-Pass.htm Contact: Brendan Conway, Communications Director 414.278.5281 Office Brendan.Conway@MilwCnty.com 11:30 a.m.
· WCSA, LWCSP Conference
Madison College, Downtown Education Center, 211 N. Carroll St., Madison.
· WIPPS conference
Westwood Conference Center, 1800 Westwood Center Blvd., Wausau.

June 15
   Business Events
· DMBA Beach Party
Downtown Middleton’s Business Association (DMBA) 3rd Annual Beach Party Saturday, June 15th, 2013 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Contact: Marilyn Burke 608-836-5559 Downtown Middleton’s Business Association brings back the Beach Party Middleton, WI, May 10, 2013---The Downtown Middleton Business Association, (DMBA) will host their Third Downtown Middleton’s Beach Party & Service Appreciation Day, on Saturday, June 15, from 9:00AM – 4:00PM. There will be an Art Fair with around 30 vendors. There will also be a beer tent featuring Middleton’s Capital Brewery specialty brewed beer and music by Mighty Wheelhouse (fka Mighty Short Bus). The Downtown Middleton businesses will offer sidewalk sales and great specials! Children’s activities include digging for money in sand piles---always a huge hit, face painting by Walgreens, a balloon man and much more. Horse and wagon rides will run from 10 am to 2 pm. The event is also Service Appreciation Day, and an opportunity to say a special “Thank You” to the Middleton Police, EMS and Fire Departments. The Police Department will defend their title in the annual volleyball contest between the departments--very fun to watch! So join us on Saturday, June 15, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, rain or shine. Parts of Parmenter Street, Hubbard Avenue, Aurora and Elmwood will be closed for the event. The DMBA will look for you to join us for a fun filled day in downtown Middleton! 9 a.m.
· MSEC 2013 and NAMRC 41
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· 2nd Amendment preservation rally
State St. entrance, State Capitol. United in Freedom Hosts 2nd Amendment Preservation Rally United in Freedom, in collaboration with Wisconsin Gun Rights, both Wisconsin grassroots patriot organizations, will host the 2nd Amendment Preservation Rally on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the State Street side of the Wisconsin Capitol beginning at 2:30 PM. According to Event organizer, David Charland the rally is planned as a peaceful, family friendly event that will provide the opportunity to announce and build support for the “Wisconsin Firearms Freedom Act,” a drafted bill that recognizes the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as understood in 1848 when Wisconsin joined the Union; that prohibits the enforcement of unconstitutional federal gun laws in the State of Wisconsin; that exempts firearms made in Wisconsin from federal regulation in the case of intrastate commerce; and that prohibits doctors from inquiring about patients’ gun ownership. Confirmed speakers for the event include United in Freedom president Charles Brey, Wisconsin Gun Rights organizer David Charland, State Representative Michael Schraa, State Senator Glenn Grothman, Washington County Sheriff Dale Schmidt, Dan Sebring, and Darek Maciasz. Additional speakers may be announced prior to the event. 2nd Amendment supporters and patriots of all types are encouraged to attend this event. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. RSVPs may be sent via email to wigunrights@gmail.com or can be indicated on Facebook at facebook.com/events/473738262692733. Contact: Charles Brey, (920) 319-1794, chasbrey@gmail.com 2:30 p.m.
· Turkish American Society of Wisconsin grand opening ceremony 6011 S 27th St., Greenfield.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin attends La Crosse County Dairy Breakfast
Contact: leah_hunter@Baldwin.Senate.gov Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will attend the La Crosse County dairy breakfast in West Salem at the farm of Jodi & Ernie Hoffman Saturday, June 15, at 8:00 a.m. Senator Baldwin voted for the Farm Bill, with passed the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support this week. “Wisconsin’s family farmers have been an engine for our state’s economy for generations. The Farm Bill makes important investments in our rural communities and supports an industry critical to our state’s economy,” Baldwin said, “I was proud to work across party lines and support this legislation because it will help move Wisconsin’s economy forward.” Jodi & Ernie Hoffman Farm W2951 Hoff Road West Salem 8 a.m.
· WCSA, LWCSP Conference
Madison College, Downtown Education Center, 211 N. Carroll St., Madison.

June 17
   Fundraisers
· La Crosse Co. Dems annual picnic
Copeland Park Shelter, La Crosse. Brats, Hot dogs, beverages and ice cream provided. Please, bring a dish to pass. $5.00, children under 6 free. Door prizes, raffles, and wonderful conversations! Guest Speaker: State Senator Chris Larson Receive a gift when you renew your membership at the picnic and/or bring a potential member. (friend not required to join) 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Entrepreneurs' Edge: Perfecting your business pitch
   Other
· Reps. Wright, Shankland press conference
Longfellow Administration Center, 415 Seymour St., Wausau. WAUSAU— Rep. Mandy Wright (D-Wausau) and Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) will be joined by local public school administrators to announce education-related amendments to the State Budget on Monday, June 17 at 9 a.m. at Longfellow Administration Center, 415 Seymour Street, Wausau. The amendments to be announced address equal accountability and education funding measures. Contact: Steve Potter 608-266-0654; Rep.Wright@legis.wi.gov 9 a.m.

June 18
   State Government
· Assembly Session Assembly Chamber, State Capitol.
· Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems executive session
400 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Session Senate Chamber, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Wisconsin Economic Future Study
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Wisconsin has key industries driving its economy, and requires strategies to leverage growth. Lee Swindall, with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, and John Brandt with the Manufacturing Performance Institute, will unveil the results of the Wisconsin Economic Future Study. The study compares changes in Wisconsin key industries to a report done in 2005. This study lays the groundwork for public and private strategies to improve the state’s performance by focusing on the driver industries that are the most competitive and have the greatest potential for national and global prominence. 12 p.m.
· University Club of Milwaukee: A conversation with biotech visionary Steven Burrill
   Other
· PSC telephone hearing
Oconto Falls Water & Light Commission, 500 N. Chestnut Ave., Oconto Falls. 610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (Docket 4360-ER-108) Application of Oconto Falls Water and Light Commission, Oconto County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Electric Rates 10 a.m.
· USDA, WHPC celebrate Homeownership Month
Orfordville Meadows, 220 S. Wright St., Orfordville. USDA Rural Development to honor effort of WHPC ORFORDVILLE, WI – TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013 – In honor of National Homeownership Month, the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development and the Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corporation (WHPC) will be hosting a celebration highlighting the vast Multi-family housing preservation efforts and accomplishments that have recently taken place across the state. USDA Rural Development State Director, Stan Gruszynski, will also be honoring WHPC and their contributions to preserving quality affordable housing. A few years ago, USDA Rural Development approved the acquisition of ownership and preservation of seven multi-family housing complexes to WHPC. The complexes are located in Albany, Belleville, Deerfield, Fox Lake, Orfordville, Pardeeville and Randolph, Wis. USDA celebrates National Homeownership Month each June to bring attention to the role housing plays in the economy. This year’s theme, “USDA: Bringing Rural America Home,” underscores housing’s importance to millions of rural residents. Welcome Remarks Chris Geiger - Asset Manager, Astar Capital Management, Inc. Special Remarks Denise Loveland - President, Horizon Management Group, Inc. Overview Erich Schwenker - Agent, Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corporation Guest Speaker Stan Gruszynski - State Director, USDA Rural Development Closing Remarks Chris Geiger, Asset Manager, Astar Capital Management, Inc. Lunch will be provided following the ceremony in the Community Room. Contact: Kelly Edwards | (715) 340.1264 | kelly.edwards@wi.usda.gov 11 a.m.

June 19
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Milwaukee Ald. Bob Bauman
Carson's Prime Steaks and Famous BBQ at the Moderne, 1141 N. Old World Third, Milwaukee. Get a sneak peak at the brand new Carson's Restaurant at the Moderne before it opens to the public Host: $386 Friend: $250 Sponsor: $100 Suggested Contribution: $50, though all contributions welcome Contribute online here or mail checks to: Bauman for Alderman Committee, 856 N 29th Street, Milwaukee WI 53208 To become a sponsor, please contact Jason at jason@aldermanbauman.com or (414) 344-1733. 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Session
Tentative budget votes. Assembly Chamber, State Capitol. http://insession.legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly 11 a.m.
· State Building Commission
115 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club: David Ward, 'Reflections on Serving as UW Chancellor'
Inn on the Park, Madison. 12 p.m.
   Other
· DOA, U.S. DOE event
Frito-Lay Beloit Facility, 3050 Cranston Road, Beloit. Secretary Huebsch to Attend Frito-Lay’s Inauguration of First Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station On Wednesday, June 19, DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch will join Frito-Lay and U.S. Department of Energy officials as Frito-Lay unveils its inaugural compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at its Beloit facility. This is the first CNG station for Frito-Lay. DOA’s State Energy Office was instrumental in getting State and U.S. Department of Energy approval from this project. The State awarded $3.2 million in federal funds to Frito-Lay for this project. Contact: Stephanie Marquis, 608-266-7362 12 p.m.
· PSC prehearing conference
610 N. Whitney Way, Amnicon Falls Room, Madison. (First Floor) (Docket 9300-SI-107) Complaint of DeBrad, Inc., Against the Town of Prairie du Chien, d/b/a Prairie du Chien Utility District No. 2, Crawford County, Wisconsin 10 a.m.

June 20
   State Government
· Government Accountability Board
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
· Senate Session Senate Chamber, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Five Steps to Increasing Employee Engagement in the Social Age
Joey Buona's, 500 N. Water St., Milwaukee.
· MMAC Well City Orientation
756 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee.
· Wisconsin small business leaders receive SBA regional honors
Contacts: Shirah Apple (414) 297-1096/414-841-7013 Carol Wilkerson (312) 353-7327/(224) 330-5659 Regional Administrator Marianne Markowitz to recognize Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. and Small Business Champions Carl Bogar, Seyoum Mengesha during National Small Business Week Milwaukee, WI – SBA Regional Administrator Marianne Markowitz will visit the state’s top small business leaders and recognize them with the 2013 Region V Small Business Awards. The Awards acknowledge these individuals on their outstanding achievements on behalf of small businesses in Wisconsin and through the SBA’s Region V geographic area (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin). “We are extremely proud of our Wisconsin winners and their accomplishments. These winners are true champions of small business—dedicated to building the economy in their communities,” said SBA Regional Administrator Marianne Markowitz. “I look forward to meeting the business owners and champions, and on behalf of the Obama Administration, to acknowledge their incredible accomplishments during National Small Business Week.” These outstanding Wisconsin winners include the following: Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Small Business-Gene, Chris and Deborah Anguil of Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. have adroitly transitioned their pollution control business from first generation to second generation management. Begun in 1970 well before environmental consciousness was part of business awareness, Gene used his engineering skills to develop a line of air pollution products. Sales and profits began slowly; however the addition of Gene’s oldest son Jeff to manage sales for the company quickly changed that. They became a successful team. In 1992, Jeff was diagnosed with colon cancer and died the following year. His death took a toll on the business; however, Gene rallied two of his other children, Chris and Deb to join the business. Chris brought his outgoing personality to the sales position within the company. Deb, based on her background in sports and an MBA from Marquette, took over the operations side of the business. This transition to the next generation was an important step in the new growth of the company. Home Based Business Champion – Carl Bogar, owner of Historic Military Impressions, has assisted home based businesses in many capacities. More recently he started his own home based business, Historic Military Impressions. This business was developed to foster the understanding and appreciation of those who served in the military. His business is many faceted. HMI supplements local history classes, providing combat veterans who share their military artifacts and experiences. HMI also offers commercial services including military appraisals, tent rentals, key note speakers and party entertainment. Carl uses his own business experience, plus his skills from his work at the Department of Workforce Development to encourage other home based businesses. To that end he organized a Garage Sale for home based businesses looking to sell their products. He also worked with the American Legion Team to host a Home Based Business Expo. Carl has long supported those who seek to start a business as a means of self-employment. In 2009 he was selected as the SBA Veterans Business Champion, he continues to show passion for the small business person by assisting home based businesses. Minority Small Business Champion -- Seyoum Mengesha has been a strong supporter of the minority community throughout his career. Currently, he is the Minority Business Development Manager for WEDC. In this capacity, Seyoum finds ways to strengthen businesses in underserved communities. Through his work with the variety of minority chambers, he helped develop a collaboration; the Ethnically Diverse Business Coalition was formed. This entity gives a voice for the issues that all the chambers face. It facilitates working together, including sharing information on how to develop and grow micro-loan funds. As a result of Seyoum’s efforts, the most recent Governor’s Conference for Minority Business Development was one of the most successful and well-attended on record. Despite a limited budget, Seyoum brought together other economic development organizations to create an effective conference. The conference included the first awards to acknowledge the accomplishments of Women and Disabled Veteran businesses. Seyoum also represented WEDC at meetings of the Governor’s Youth Council of Workforce Investment and the Governor’s taskforce for Minority Unemployment. Seyoum is a committed voice for the minority community. Award to: Gene, Chris, and Deb Anguil and tour of Anguil Environmental Systems TIME: 11:00 am Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc. 8855 N. 55th Street, Milwaukee Award to: Carl Bogar, Home-Based Business Champion TIME – 1:45 pm. Milwaukee County War Memorial Center lobby 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive (park in North Parking lot and mention SBA event) Award to: Seyoum Mengesha, Minority Small Business Champion TIME: 3:00 pm American Indian Chamber of Commerce/First American Capital Corporation, 10809 W. Lincoln Ave. #102, West Allis, WI 53227 These award winners were honored at 27th Annual Small Business Awards Breakfast on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago Street in Milwaukee. 11 a.m.
   Other
· Circus World Museum Foundation board of directors
Feld Visitor Center Conference Room, Circus World Museum, 550 Water St., Baraboo. Call to Order 1. Approval of previous meeting minutes 2. Financial Update 3. Development Update 4. Executive Director’s Report 5. Chair Report 6. CWM Inc. Report Fundraising for Annual Fund and Other Activities. “Discussions of private fundraising by the CWMF board and its committees may be conducted in a non-public setting as a result of a review by the Attorney General’s Office. Closed Session: In accordance with section 19.85(1)(c), Wis. Stats., a portion of the meeting will be closed to consider the employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. In accordance with section 19.85(1) (e), Wis. Stats., a portion of the meeting will be closed to consider contract issues with an independent contractor where bargaining approaches and strategy require a closed session. 7. Adjournment Notes: 1) While this agenda reflects the expected proceedings, action may be taken by the Committee on any item listed on the agenda. 9 a.m.
· Make Music Madison press conference
Steps of City County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison. Make Music Madison Press Conference Features Music Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and event organizers will discuss details of Make Music Madison this week. The June 21 event will offer opportunities for musicians from all walks of life, and with all levels of skill and experience to perform as part of a celebration of live music, creating a citywide buffet of musical performances. Event organizer Matthew Rothschild, Madison Alder Scott Resnick and others involved in the daylong event will join the Mayor. Getaway Drivers will provide music. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held in the lobby of the CCB. Contact: Karin Wolf 608-261-9134 11:30 a.m.
· Senate Democrats press conference
Senate Parlor, State Capitol. MADISON – Tomorrow, Senate Democrats will hold a press conference at 9:30AM before going to the floor to debate and amend the proposed budget. Contact: Gillian Morris, 608.266.7505 9:30 a.m.
· Sierra Club John Muir plaque dedication North Hall and Muir Knoll, Observatory Drive, Madison.

June 21
   State Government
· Gov. Walker bill signing ceremony
Erv’s Sales and Service, 1598 N. 4th St., Tomahawk. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will participate in a bill signing at Erv’s Sales and Service in Tomahawk tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 3:40 p.m.
· Gov. Walker bill signing ceremony
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Ballroom, 333 W. College Ave., Appleton. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will sign veterans’ bills at the AMVETS Commander’s Banquet in Appleton tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 6:50 p.m.
   Business Events
· AACC Brewers Night Out networking tailgate
Miller Park, 1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee. Join the AACC for our networking event. Brewers vs. Braves Klements Sausage Haus Tailgating at 4pm Game at 7:10pm The cost for the first 100 Guests is $45. Includes T-shirts, Food, Beverages and One Ticket for the Game. RAFFLE PRIZES including $100 gift card Parking is not included 4 p.m.
   Other
· Alzheimer’s Association of South Central Wisconsin listening session Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St., Madison.
· Educational Approval Board
2702 Agriculture Drive, Madison. Agenda (via teleconference) Call to Order Roll Call Closed Session – ACTION ~ Executive Secretary Performance & Compensation – Discussion/ACTION Reconvene in Open Session Executive Secretary Performance & Compensation – ACTION Adjournment Next Scheduled Meeting – September 12, 2013 2 p.m.
· Gov. Walker attends Conservation Warden graduation ceremony
American Legion, Main Banquet Hall, 1116 Angelo Road, Sparta. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will attend the Conservation Warden graduation ceremony in Sparta tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 1:20 p.m.
· Gov. Walker attends Wisconsin State Fire Chief’s conference
Kalahari Resort, Ballroom A, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Baraboo. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will attend the Wisconsin State Fire Chief’s 85th annual conference in Baraboo tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 8:20 a.m.
· Gov. Walker brown bag visit
Phillips Plastics Multi-Shot Moldings, White Room, 1233 International Drive, Eau Claire. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will participate in a brown bag visit to Phillips Plastics Multi-Shot Moldings in Eau Claire tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 11:20 a.m.
· MREA Energy Fair
Renew The Earth Institute, 7558 Deer Road, Custer.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

June 22
   Fundraisers
· Farmer’s market brunch & D.C. update from U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan
Home of Hans and Mary Lang Sollinger, 1206 Sherman Ave., Madison. Sponsorship Levels Bushel: $1,000 | Peck: $500 | Seed: $250 Suggested Individual: $75 $1 for each day it takes to grow a plant from seed to harvest All contributions greatly appreciated! Please make checks payable to: Mark Pocan for Congress 499 S. Capitol St., SW, Suite 422 Washington, DC 20003 FEC ID: C00502179 To RSVP, please email Rachelle@pocanforcongress.com or call (608) 492-2259 11:30 a.m.
   Business Events
· 2013 Black Business & Technology Conference
As the Black Community grows in size and influence, it is vital for this group and the nation that the gap in technological empowerment between Blacks and the U.S. mainstream be closed. This black business & technology conference intends to engender consciousness and provide access to the resources necessary to become more affluent in the services and developments of this growing digital age. The purpose of the Black Business & Technology Conference is to empower and fully equip our community of businesses & families with the resources needed to become actively involved with the technology revolution. We intend to assist the process by working with faith-based organizations, corporations with a strong presence in our communities, small businesses, resource centers, such as schools and libraries, and city and state government agencies. By bringing together all these entities to focus on finding solutions, we hope to create models of success that will close the digital divide that threatens to perpetuate educational, financial, and social inequality specifically in Black America. 8 a.m.
· BioForward Monthly Madison Breakfast: Catalent Pharma Solutions
· Wisconsin Science & Technology Symposium Yellowjacket Union, 1605 Catlin Ave., Superior.
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference: The Second Amendment and the Black Community
· MREA Energy Fair
Renew The Earth Institute, 7558 Deer Road, Custer.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin attends dairy breakfasts
Contact: leah_hunter@Baldwin.Senate.gov Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will attend both the Fond du Lac Area Agri-Business Council Breakfast in Malone and the Brown County Breakfast on the Farm in Greenleaf on Sunday, June 23. “Wisconsin’s family farmers have been an engine for our state’s economy for generations and attending dairy breakfasts are a great opportunity to say thanks for their hard work moving Wisconsin forward,” Baldwin said. Last weekend, Senator Baldwin attended a dairy breakfast in West Salem. Senator Baldwin voted for the Farm Bill, which passed the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support last week. The Republican controlled House failed to pass a Farm Bill this week. “The Senate passed Farm Bill makes important investments in our rural communities and supports an industry critical to our state’s economy,” Baldwin said, “I was proud to work across party lines and support this legislation because it will help move Wisconsin’s economy forward.” Senator Baldwin to Attend Dairy Breakfasts Sunday, June 23 Fond du Lac Area Agri-Business Council Breakfast 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. 3-D Dairy N8148 Schaefer Road Malone, WI 53049 Brown County Breakfast on the Farm 10:30 a.m. - noon Wayside Dairy LLC 7937 Stone Road Greenleaf, WI 54126 8 a.m.

June 23
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Tom Petri
Whistling Straits and The American Club, Kohler. You are cordially invited to attend the 10th annual golf and spa weekend with Congressman Tom Petri Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Education and the Workforce Committee $2,500 per person Greens fee and Caddie fee for one round of golf at Whistling Straits and Lunch – OR – Equal credit at Kohler Waters Spa Reception and Dinner at The Immigrant Restaurant $1,000 per person Reception and Dinner at The Immigrant Restaurant Four Star Forbes Travel Guide Award – One of 143 Worldwide Contributions should be made payable to: Citizens for Tom Petri c/o Carole Goeas and Associates, LLC, 1707 Prince Street, #5 • Alexandria, VA 22314 RSVP to Carole Goeas (703) 684-8328 or Carole@GoeasAssociates.com The American Club Resort – Travel + Leisure The World’s Best Hotels of 2013 The Immigrant Restaurant - Four Star Forbes Travel Guide Award – One of 143 Worldwide Whistling Straits - #2 in Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses for 2013-14 Kohler Waters Spa - 2013 Five-Star Award by Forbes Travel Guide – One of 35 Worldwide.
   Business Events
· 2013 Black Business & Technology Conference
As the Black Community grows in size and influence, it is vital for this group and the nation that the gap in technological empowerment between Blacks and the U.S. mainstream be closed. This black business & technology conference intends to engender consciousness and provide access to the resources necessary to become more affluent in the services and developments of this growing digital age. The purpose of the Black Business & Technology Conference is to empower and fully equip our community of businesses & families with the resources needed to become actively involved with the technology revolution. We intend to assist the process by working with faith-based organizations, corporations with a strong presence in our communities, small businesses, resource centers, such as schools and libraries, and city and state government agencies. By bringing together all these entities to focus on finding solutions, we hope to create models of success that will close the digital divide that threatens to perpetuate educational, financial, and social inequality specifically in Black America. 8 a.m.
· Wisconsin Science & Technology Symposium Yellowjacket Union, 1605 Catlin Ave., Superior.
   Other
· MREA Energy Fair
Renew The Earth Institute, 7558 Deer Road, Custer.
· U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
West Bend City Hall, 1115 S. Main St., West Bend. 7 p.m.

June 24
   Fundraisers
· Democratic Party of Milwaukee County Blue Bash 2013
· Reception in support of Gov. Scott Walker
Home of Dr. Frederick and Linda Prehn, 1105 Highland Park Blvd., Wausau. 5:00 Host Reception/Photo Opportunity 6:00-7:00 Main Reception Levels of Support: Platinum Hosts: $5000. Gold Hosts: $2500. Silver Hosts: $1000. Bronze Hosts: $500. Guests: $250 Per Couple Contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Economic Development and Local Government executive session
   Other
· Citizen's Accountability Board OWI Forum
Mequon Campus of MATC 5555 W. Highland Road Mequon. The Citizen's Accountability Board (CAB) will be sponsoring a forum on Wisconsin's drunk driving problem on Monday, June 24th at 7:00 pm. The forum will be held at the Mequon Campus of MATC, 5555 W. Highland Rd. John Mercure, afternoon host of WTMJ radio will be the moderator. Joining Representative Jim Ott on the panel will be State Senator Alberta Darling, Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam Gerol and Ozaukee County Sheriff Maury Straub. Topics will include changing public opinions regarding drunk driving, enforcement issues and tougher OWI laws currently under discussion in the Legislature. Panelists will be available to answer questions and discuss additional OWI issues raised by the audience. Join us for an informative evening exploring one of the ongoing problems facing Wisconsin residents and possible ways to address it. For more information, contact Rep. Jim Ott at 414-758-9411. 7:00PM

June 25
   Fundraisers
· Milwaukee Mayor Barrett 2013 Mayor’s Club Restaurant Roundtable Bartolotta Tent, Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee.
· Reception with U.S. Rep. Tom Petri
701 Restaurant, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Host $2,500 • Supporter $1,000 • Friend $500 Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Tom Petri C/o Carole Goeas and Associates, LLC • 1707 Prince Street, #5 • Alexandria, VA 22314 RSVP to Julie Thomas @ 703-684-8330 or Julie@GoeasAssociates.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson St., Wausau.
   Business Events
· Lake Front Development: The Inside Scoop on Milwaukee's Changing Gateway
Foley & Lardner LLP, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave. #3800, Milwaukee.
· Affordable Care Act 101
2300 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Milwaukee.
· WIN-Madison
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Windhover Center for the Arts reveal 51 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac.
   Other
· LGBT Chamber of Commerce Central Wisconsin launch event
Father Fats Public House, 945 Clark St., Stevens Point. MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Central Wisconsin launch event on Tuesday, June 25 at Father Fats Public House in Stevens Point starting at 5:30 p.m. At the event, attendees will hear brief remarks from Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Representative Katrina Shankland is also scheduled to speak, pending the legislative calendar. The event is open to the public. Media interested in attending should contact Jason Rae at (715) 790-4334, or via e-mail at jason@wislgbtchamber.com. The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is an organization of LGBT-owned and allied businesses, corporations and professionals throughout the state of Wisconsin. It offers networking opportunities, business development efforts within the LGBT community and educational programming to its members. More information can be found online at: www.wislgbtchamber.com. Contact: Jason Rae (715) 790-4334 jason@wislgbtchamber.com 5:30 p.m.
· Public Policy Forum: Salute to Local Government awards luncheon
Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.
· Wisconsin’s Mass Incarceration of African American Males
Social Development Commission, 4041 N. Richards St., Milwaukee.

June 26
   Fundraisers
· Reception for Madison Mayor Paul Soglin
Hong Kong Café, 2 S. Mills St., Madison. Sponsorship levels: $500, $250, $100 Donate online at www.soglinformayor.com Checks to: Soglin for Mayor PO Box 1228 Madison, WI 53701 Questions? Melissa Mulliken 608/206-1818 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Joint Committee on Employment Relations public hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
· Natural Resources Board
Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson St., Wausau.
· Senate Committee on Insurance and Housing public hearing
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Supreme Court open conference
Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol. AGENDA Open Conference Matters I. 2013-14 court calendar (SSA proposed calendar dated 6/24/13) II. CCIP funding (John Voelker memo dated 6/24/13) All other items to be held for next open rules petition conference. 8:45 a.m.
   Business Events
· WPI SAGE Conference SC Johnson iMET Center, Sturtevant.
   Other
· Gov. Walker attends State Competitiveness Forum
Philips HealthCare, 5520 Nobel Drive, Suite 200, Fitchburg. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will attend a State Competitiveness Forum focused on the medical technology field in Fitchburg tomorrow. Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 267-7303 1:45 p.m.
· Madison Rotary Club: Madison College President Bettsey Barhorst
Inn on the Park, Madison. 12 p.m.
· Reps. Zamarripa, Stone press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Reps. Zamarripa, Stone to discuss bipartisan efforts on push for federal immigration reform MADISON – Reps. JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee) and Jeff Stone (R-Greendale) and other bipartisan supporters will discuss their efforts to push for a comprehensive reform of federal immigration laws tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25 at 1:30 p.m. in the Assembly Parlor at the State Capitol. Reps. Zamarripa and Stone will also unveil a letter to Wisconsin’s congressional delegation signed by a strong bipartisan coalition of state legislators urging congressional action on immigration reform. Contact: Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, 608.267.7669 Rep. Jeff Stone, 608.266.8590 1:30 p.m.
· WISCAPE: Is a Tuition Freeze the Right Policy for UW?
Education Building, Wisconsin Idea Room, 1000 Bascom Mall, Madison.
· Wisconsin Farm to School Summit State Road Elementary School, N1820 Hagen Road, La Crosse.

June 27
   Fundraisers
· Birthday fundraiser for Rob Zerban
PAZZO, 707 56th St., Kenosha. Ticket Price: $45 Sponsorship Levels Platinum: $500+ Gold: $250 Silver: $125 RSVP HERE Or type bit.ly/RobBDay in your browser Or, send a check to Rob Zerban Congressional Exploratory Committee PO BOX 2286, Kenosha, WI 53141 Just look at our magnificent list of sponsors: Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson Senator Bob Wirch Senator John Lehman Representative Deb Kolste Platinum Sponsors Chairwoman Mary Jonker Chairman Mike Southers Leah Blough Dan Drumel Gary Goyke Amy Hennings Jan & Eldrid Mielke Judith Reynolds Guy Shilts Jo Williams Gold Sponsors Frederick Brookhouse Lev & Vivien De Back Mike Goebel Steve & Melissa Marovich Silver Sponsors Chairman Sachin Chheda Chairman Dick Pas Chairwoman Jane Witt Lea Acord Vera Boone John & Gayle Collins Karen Erb Julie & David Feingold Barb Farrar & Ellen Ferwerda Jim & Connie Ferwerda Edna Highland James & Maxine Hough Doug Mahnke Tom & Paula Spehert Bob & Rachel Trobaugh Carole Wakefield Carol Wickersham & Ray Bossingham 5:30 p.m.
· Reception in support of Gov. Scott Walker
Kellner Residence, 5112 W. Highland Road, Mequon. 5:00 p.m. Host Reception/Photo Opportunity 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Main Reception Levels of Support: Platinum Hosts: $5000. Gold Hosts: $2500. Silver Hosts: $1000. Bronze Hosts: $500. Guests: $250 Per Couple Contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice public hearing
300 Northeast, State Capitol.
   Other
· CRG Network Common Core informational session
Serb Memorial Hall, Hall of Presidents, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee.
· Dane Co. Supervisors McCarville, Kiefer press conference
Public Safety Building, 115 W. Doty St., Madison. County to Make Important Crime Prevention Announcement Dane County Supervisors Maureen McCarville and Tim Kiefer will make an important announcement regarding the County’s crime prevention efforts at 2 pm on Thursday, June 27 at the Dane County Public Safety Building, 115 West Doty Street, Madison. They will be joined by Sheriff Dave Mahoney and District Attorney Ismael Ozanne. Contact: Robert Chappell, 608.334.7829 2 p.m.
· Federalist Society presents former White House Counsel Boyden Gray Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Wisconsin Farm to School Summit Radisson Hotel Ballroom, 200 2nd St. S., La Crosse.

June 28
   Other
· PSC hearing
Amnicon Falls Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison. (Docket 1-AC-240) Changes to Wis. Admin. Code ch. PSC 118 as a Result of 2011 W