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April 22
   Fundraisers
· Reception for AG candidate Brad Schimel
Western Racquet Club, 1800 Highland Drive, Elm Grove. $1,000 – Gold Host , $500 – Silver Host, or $250 – Bronze Host Guests: $100 per person/couple PAC contributions are welcome Please make checks payable to: Schimel for Attorney General, P.O. Box 2287, Waukesha, WI 53187 Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections informational hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
· WEDC Board of Directors Grainger Industrial Supply, 401 S. Wright Road, Janesville.
   Business Events
· BDTP Marketing Module Prism Technical, 6114 W. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee.
· WIN Madison
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· Brown Co. Exec. Streckenbach Earth Day event
Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, 2024 Lakeview Drive, Suamico. Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve Naturalists will be hosting 4th & 5th grade students from Aldo Leopold School for a day of Environmental Education. The students will be learning about wetland ecology through the Marsh Trek Program and honing their compass skills through an Orienteering Course, with a special tribute to Earth Day. WHO: Troy Streckenbach, Brown County Executive Matt Kriese, Brown County Park Director Aldo Leopold Students: 4th and 5th Grade Classes Contact: Cora Haltaufderheid 920-448-4008 1:30 p.m.
· Earth Day march and rally
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. The Call for Peace Drum and Dance company will begin the rally with a traditional dance honoring the four directions and circle dance. Speakers include Larry Littlegeorge of the Federation of United Tribes. Immediately afterward at 7:00pm in the Memorial Union Great Hall, the Beehive Arts & Design Collective will present “Rock Bottom in the Age of Extreme Resource Extraction”, a presentation about fracking, sulfide mining, and tar sands in the Great Lakes region with art and storytelling. David Schwab schwab@wisconsinwave.org (608) 620-5341 5:30 p.m.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Kenneth Gamble Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Rural Schools, Libraries, and Communities Waupaca High School, E2325 King Road, Waupaca.
· U.S. Rep. Petri visits Wautoma Area School District Redgranite Elementary School, Redgranite.

April 23
   Fundraisers
· Campaign kick-off reception for Rep. Daniel Riemer
Brocach Irish Pub & Restaurant, 7 W. Main, Madison. Host: $500 Sponsor: $250 Friend: $100 All contributions gratefully accepted PAC and Conduit Accepted Please make checks payable to: Daniel Riemer for State Assembly 5 p.m.
· SSDC fundraiser
The Rigby, Upstairs Lounge, 119. E. Main St., Madison. Please join the State Senate Democratic Committee for a special event on Wednesday, April 23 from 5pm – 7pm in Madison to preview the competitive Senate races for fall campaign. Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres will be served To Sponsor: Gold: $1,000 Silver: $750 Bronze: $500 $50 Suggested Individual Contribution To sponsor the event, rsvp, or with questions, please contact: Jim Smith at jims@wisdems.org or 608-260-2403 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage public hearing
417 North (GAR Hall), State Capitol.
· Joint Committee on Employment Relations public hearing
412 East, State Capitol.
   Other
· 2014 Wisconsin Watchdog Awards reception and dinner
The Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St., Madison.
· DWD Secretary Newson visits Mid-State Technical College
2600 W. 5th St., Marshfield. DWD Secretary Newson to Visit Mid-State Technical College, Tour Stainless Steel Welding Facility MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will visit Mid-State Technical College's Marshfield Campus at 1:45 p.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, April 23. Secretary Newson is visiting Mid-State Technical College as part of a day-long stop throughout central Wisconsin to highlight innovative practices in education and workforce development. Mid-State Technical College has developed a Stainless Steel Welding certificate in response to local industry demand. The program includes instruction in fabrication, blueprint reading, and basic welding techniques. Additionally, the certification provides flexible lab time to enable students to learn at their own pace. Credits from the certificate can be directly transferred to MSTC’s Welding technical diploma program. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 1:45 p.m.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin will be the featured guest for an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, April 23, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. A Democrat from Madison, Baldwin is the first woman from Wisconsin to serve in the U.S. Senate and the first openly gay member elected to the Senate. Prior to her 2012 election to the Senate, Baldwin served in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a former state lawmaker. Baldwin will offer her perspective on a range of issues, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, immigration reform, the national debt, the minimum wage and Washington’s political divide. Gousha, an award-winning television journalist, is a Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy. His “On the Issues” series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School’s commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond. Through the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, public lectures by leading scholars and topical conferences — all open to the community — the Law School serves as a venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters. Seating is limited; registration is available online. For those who can’t attend in person, all “On the Issues” events are streamed live online at the following website, which also contains a catalog of past guests. Media interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or christopher.t.jenkins@marquette.edu. 12:15 p.m.
· OFA-WI, Protect Your Care event with Rep. Barnes
Eastside Kiosk, 2017 E. North Ave., Milwaukee. OFA-WI Asks Health Care Repealers: Do You Still Want to Repeal Americans’ Health Care? Milwaukee, WI– On Wednesday, April 23, OFA-WI and Protect Your Care will participate in an action event spreading the word on the reality of repeal. More than 8 million Americans have signed up for quality, affordable health care coverage through the new marketplace thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Every American with insurance now has fundamental protections and guaranteed benefits that bring them security, but there are still Members of Congress who are working to pull the rug out from under these folks by repealing the law. While spreading the word about what repeal means, OFA volunteers and supporters will specifically ask U.S. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner: Do you still want to repeal your constituents’ health care? This event will feature local residents speaking about the health care benefits and protections they now have thanks to the Affordable Care Act, including Patti Orzel & Scott Trindl, who both now have coverage they can afford. State Representative Mandela Barnes will also speak. Americans now have fundamental protections and guaranteed benefits that repeal would take away from them. Repeal means: · Health insurance companies could once again refuse to cover people with pre-existing conditions, ranging from cancer or even acne · Women could once again be charged more than men for their health coverage – just because they are women. · Important preventive care – like mammograms, cancer screenings, and routine annual checkups -would no longer be guaranteed to be included in all health coverage plans. · Americans could once again lose their health care after reaching a “lifetime limit” on coverage set by an insurance company. · Young adults would no longer be sure they could keep coverage by staying on a parent’s health plan until the age of 26. About Organizing For Action Organizing for Action (OFA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing the policies that the American people voted for in 2012. In just one year, more than 4.6 million volunteers have taken action through Organizing for Action. As a grassroots funded social advocacy group, OFA is committed to tipping the scales of power back to the American people instead of special interests in Washington. OFA is working on key issues like equipping Americans with the tools they need to access affordable health care, strengthening the middle class, job creation, gun violence prevention, comprehensive immigration reform, and measures combating climate change. More information at www.barackobama.com. Media Contact: Press@BarackObama.com 12 p.m.
· OFA-WI, Protect Your Care event with U.S. Rep. Kind
The Ward Room in the Cartwright Center, 1725 State St., La Crosse. OFA-WI Volunteers Hold Event to Thank U.S. Representative Ron Kind For Standing Up for Access to Affordable Health Care La Crosse, WI – On Wednesday, April 23, OFA-WI volunteers and Protect Your Care will participate in an action event thanking U.S. Representative Ron Kind for standing up for Wisconsinites’ right to have access to good, affordable health care. More than 8 million Americans have signed up for quality, affordable health care coverage through the new marketplace thanks to the Affordable Care Act. Every American with insurance now has fundamental protections and guaranteed benefits that bring them security. These people re why health care reform matters, and U.S. Representative Ron Kind continues to stand up for hard-working Wisconsinites so that they can continue to have the peace of mind of knowing that they and their families are covered. U.S. Representative Ron Kind is scheduled to attend. Americans now have fundamental protections and guaranteed benefits that repeal would take away from them. Repeal means: · Insurance companies can no longer refuse to cover people with pre-existing conditions like cancer or even acne · Women can no longer be charged more than men for coverage · Plans now cover important preventive care – like mammograms, cancer screenings – and even your yearly checkup. · People no longer are at risk of losing their health care after reaching a “lifetime limit.” · Parents no longer need to worry that their children could reach a “lifetime limit” on care before they become teenagers · Parents can keep their children on their health insurance plans until the age of 26. About Organizing For Action Organizing for Action (OFA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing the policies that the American people voted for in 2012. In just one year, more than 4.6 million volunteers have taken action through Organizing for Action. As a grassroots funded social advocacy group, OFA is committed to tipping the scales of power back to the American people instead of special interests in Washington. OFA is working on key issues like equipping Americans with the tools they need to access affordable health care, strengthening the middle class, job creation, gun violence prevention, comprehensive immigration reform, and measures combating climate change. More information at www.barackobama.com. Media Contact: Press@BarackObama.com 1 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 North Whitney Way, Madison.
· School Choice Forum with U.S. Sen. Rand Paul
St. Anthony Middle School Campus, 4th Floor Conference Hall, 2156 S 4th St., Milwaukee. 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Doors open at 9:45 a.m Hispanics for School Choice has partnered with the LIBRE Initiative to host “Success for Our Children: A Roundtable Forum on School Choice” with special guest U.S. Senator Rand Paul. Check-in begins at 9:45 a.m. at St. Anthony Middle School Campus. There is no cost to attend. Limited amount of tickets available, please register at www.successforourchildren.eventbrite.com 10:30 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan listening session City Hall, 134 S. Locust St., Reedsburg.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan listening session Middleton Senior Center, 7448 Hubbard Ave., Middleton.
· UW Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Awards Committee
1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
· Wisconsin Arts Board Panel Meeting Wisconsin Arts Board offices, 201 W Washington Ave., Madison.

April 24
   Fundraisers
· Reception for AG candidate Brad Schimel
Waterfront Restaurant, Cargill Room, 332 Front St. S., La Crosse. $1,000 – Gold Host , $500 – Silver Host, or $250 – Bronze Host Guests: $50 PAC contributions are welcome Please make checks payable to: Schimel for Attorney General, P.O. Box 2287, Waukesha, WI 53187 5 p.m.
· Voces de la Frontera LGBTQ Fundraiser
The Wherehouse, 818 S. Water St., Milwaukee. For many years Voces de la Frontera has advocated for the inclusion of LGBTQ immigrants in its fight for comprehensive immigration reform and stood with our LGBTQ members in the fight for equality. Voces continues to advance a policy of immigration equality and continues to serve the LGBTQ community in citizenship classes, ESL studies, its legal clinic, and its student organization. Please join us on April 24th, 2014 at the Wherehouse in Milwaukee from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.to support Voces' iconic May 1st march as we continue our fight for immigration equality. Please also consider being a sponsor - Champion level is $1,000 Ally level is $500 and Nonprofit and Individual levels are $50, $100 and $250. Sponsors for the event are as follows: Champion Sandy Pasch Allies of Voces (Business/Organizational Sponsors) Wisconsin Gazette, Ramon & Medrano S.C., GSafe, Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, FAIR Wisconsin, Riviera Maya Restaurant. Supporters of Voces Israel Ramon and David Marstellar, Ray Vahey, Chez Ordonez, JoCasta Zamarripa, George and Lyris Medrano, Lesley Salas, Jeanne Geraci, Mark Powers, Sarah Geenen, Marina Dimitijevic, Gustavo Urbina, Marc Christopher. Appetizers and beer included with a minimum donation of $25.00 • For further information on the event or sponsorships, please contact Israel Ramon at 262-705-2144. 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Joint Legislative Audit Committee public hearing
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· BDTP Marketing Module Prism Technical, 6114 W. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee.
· Historic Milwaukee Inc. Washington Heights panel discussion Urban Ecology Center, 1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee.
· Wisconsin Cleantech Network forum
Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Ave., Madison.
   Other
· American Family Children’s Hospital hosts eighth floor open house
American Family Children’s Hospital, 1675 Highland Ave., Madison. Second Level IV NICU in Wisconsin set to open in May MADISON- American Family Children’s Hospital will celebrate the successful “Sick Kids Can’t Wait” capital campaign with an April 24th open house on the newly- constructed eighth floor. The campaign raised more than $16 million to build two additional floors, a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a universal care unit and a state-of-the-art imaging pavilion which opened in January. The NICU and universal care unit are on the eighth floor. A Level IV NICU offers the highest level of care for the premature and full-term infants with the most complex cases. The floor will begin taking patients on May 13. What: Media are invited to tour the 14-bed NICU and 12-bed universal care unit. When: Thursday, April 24 at 2:00 p.m. Where: Please meet in the American Family Children’s Hospital lobby around 2:00 p.m. or call Toni Morrissey at 608-576-6456 for an escort to the eighth floor. Who: Interviews will be available with hospital Vice President Jeff Poltawsky, Chief of Pediatric Surgery Dr. Dan Ostlie, children’s hospital Medical Director Dr. Diane Heatley and Chief of Pediatrics Dr. Ellen Wald. Note: Media parking is available from valet services located at the children’s hospital main entrance. CONTACT: Toni Morrissey (608) 263-3223 (608) 576-6456 tmorrissey@uwhealth.org 2 p.m.
· Carthage College: “Understanding North Korea”
Hedberg Library, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha. Terence Roehrig of the U.S. Naval War College will give a lecture on “Understanding North Korea.” The event, which is free to attend and open to the public, will be held in the Niemann Media Theater on the lower level of Hedberg Library. For many, understanding North Korea and its leadership over the years has been a difficult task. This has become increasingly problematic under North Korea’s newest leader, Kim Jong-un. Indeed, after former NBA player Dennis Rodman first visited North Korea, a former deputy assistant secretary of state remarked, “There is nobody at the CIA who can tell you more personally about Kim Jong-un than Dennis Rodman, and that in itself is scary.” This presentation will explore some of these uncertainties, including the state of Kim Jong-un’s succession; the possible explanations for the execution of his uncle, Jang Song Thaek; North Korea’s economy; and the latest on its nuclear weapons program. Roehrig is a professor in National Security Affairs and the director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. He is also a research fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University in the International Security Program and the Project on Managing the Atom. He has authored or co-authored two books and numerous articles on Korean and East Asian issues. Refreshments will be served at the event. RSVP by emailing dusinger@carthage.edu or phoning 262-551-5833. 6 p.m.
· CYP Waukesha “Conservative Media Night” Weissgerber’s Gasthaus, 2720 N. Grandview Blvd., Waukesha.
· DWD official visits Super One Foods
Super One Foods, 2202 E. 2nd St., Superior. DWD Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson to Visit Superior Employer, Highlight Governor Walker's Better Bottom Line Initiative MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson will highlight Governor Walker's Better Bottom Line initiative and what people with disabilities have to offer employers when he visits Super One Foods in Superior, at 1:30 p.m., tomorrow, Thursday, April 24, 2014. Governor Walker has said that building a workforce to move Wisconsin forward must be inclusive to be successful. In proclaiming 2014 the Year of A Better Bottom Line, he is encouraging employers to hire people with disabilities because they can add value and help businesses succeed. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 1:30 p.m.
· Federalist Society: "Flat, Fair or Fundamental: The Future of Tax Reform in Wisconsin"
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.
· GAB spring election canvass signing
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
· Institute for Wisconsin's Future press conference
Rotunda, City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Report: Private charters aren't the answer On Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m., an intriguing and important new report will be released by University of Oregon professor EPI logoGordon Lafer. The paper is called "Do Poor Kids Deserve Lower-Quality Education than Rich Kids? Evaluating School Privatization Proposals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” and is being released in conjunction with the national think tank the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). Milwaukee has been ground zero for privatizing education for 25 years, but this has not solved the city’s education problems. Now there is a push to replace more public schools with privately-run charters. Dr. Lafer’s report shows that these proposals have no basis in evidence. Many charter schools provide an inferior education and there are better solutions from within the public school system. Lafer argues that the growth of private charter schools will drain money out of the community and that those pushing the privatization agenda are driven by political and financial motives unrelated to education. Following Dr. Lafer’s presentation commentary on his findings will be provided by Alex Molnar, publications director at the National Education Policy Center and professor at the University of Colorado Boulder; Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman; and State Representative Mandela Barnes. Who: Gordon Lafer, Economic Policy Institute research associate and University of Oregon professor Alex Molnar, publications director at the National Education Policy Center and professor at the University of Colorado Boulder Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman State Representative Mandela Barnes For more information contact: Gina Palazzari, gina@wisconsinsfuture.org or 262-391-1449 11 a.m.
· Pierce Campaign launch event The Patio Banquet Hall, 1421 E. Howard Ave., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan, Rep. Hesselbein veterans town hall
City Hall, Council Chambers, 7426 Hubbard Ave., Middleton. U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) and State Representative Dianne Hesselbein (79th Assembly District) will host a Veterans Town Hall event with, Dane County Board Supervisor Mary Kolar, Dane County Deputy Veterans Service Officer Lisa Vining, and a representative from Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office at the Middleton City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday, April 24th from 10:30-11:30AM. Wisconsin is home to more than 400,000 veterans. This event will bring together state and federal officials to answer questions and provide information to veterans from throughout the 2nd Congressional District about services and benefits available to veterans. Who: U.S. Representative Mark Pocan State Representative Dianne Hesselbein Dane County Board Supervisor Mary Kolar Deputy Dane County Veterans Service Officer Lisa Vining Representative from Senator Tammy Baldwin’s Office Contact: Alex Nguyen (Pocan) 202-225-2906 10:30 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson public meeting
2100 Main St., Stevens Point.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson public meeting
Gordon Aluminum, 1000 Mason St., Schofield.
· WBCC Meet the Candidates forum Wisconsin African American Women's Center, 3020 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.
· Wisconsin PROMISE initiative ceremony
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Mardak Center for Administration and Training, 1558 N. 6th St., Milwaukee. State Agency Leaders to Announce Next Steps to Implement $32.5 Million Federal Grant to Prepare Youths with Special Needs for the Workforce MADISON – Top leaders from four state agencies will gather on Thursday morning to formally kick off the enrollment of families to the Wisconsin PROMISE initiative. The announcement will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee in the Mardak Center for Administration and Training, 1558 N. 6th Street, Milwaukee. The $32.5 million PROMISE Grant will assist 1,000 youths and their families across the state in gaining financial literacy, improving job readiness, and reducing reliance on public assistance. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s (DWD) Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) is working with the state Department of Health Services (DHS), Department of Children and Families (DCF), and Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to coordinate services and use best practices to prepare young adults and who are receiving Social Security disability benefits for the workplace. The source of the grant is the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs. DWD Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry will join DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades, DCF Secretary Eloise Anderson and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers at the announcement. 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 9:30 a.m.

April 25
   Other
· MCFR: "Russia as A Revisionist Power"
Nafziger Room, Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave., Madison. "Russia as A Revisionist Power" with Speaker Christian Caryl Moscow's takeover of Crimea represents the most serious challenge to the international status quo since 1991. The legal and political arguments that Russia has cited to justify the move establish an ominous precedent. How should the West respond? How far is President Putin prepared to go in the defense of his "compatriots" outside of Russia's borders? And what are the consequences for the rest of the world? Christian Caryl is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy, and a former bureau chief of Time and Newsweek for Moscow and Tokyo. He was Washington chief of Radio Liberty/Radio Freedom in Europe, and has written for numerous major journalistic sources. His new book is about how 1979 changed the contemporary world (Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century), focusing on the rise of such figures that year as Deng, Khomeini, Thatcher, and John Paul II, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Here is one link to a bio:http://christiancaryl.com/about/ 4 p.m.
· Save Our Lakes community breakfast
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan listening session City Hall, 100 State St., Beloit.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan listening session Community Room, 319 2nd St., New Glarus.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits GE Healthcare
Research Park Campus, 9900 W. Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa. Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit GE Healthcare in Wauwatosa on Friday, April 25, 2014. Baldwin will tour GE Healthcare’s facilities where she will see highlights of some of GE’s most advanced medical imaging and diagnostic systems. Many of these innovations, including Computed Tomography, X-ray and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, are manufactured in Wisconsin and exported around the world. Baldwin will be joined by Marcelo Mosci, CEO for the U.S. and Canada, as well as other GE executives. A leader in manufacturing and innovation, GE Healthcare employs 6,500 people in Wisconsin. In addition, GE Healthcare generates over $10.4 million in economic activity in Wisconsin every day – that’s more than $433,000 in economic activity every hour. GE Healthcare’s overall annual economic impact in Wisconsin is $3.8 billion. In her first year in the Senate, Baldwin has put a strong focus on manufacturing and making sure workers have the tools and skills they need to succeed in an essential pillar of Wisconsin’s economy. Baldwin has also joined 22 of her Senate colleagues in support of the Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign, an effort to get Washington to refocus on manufacturing jobs. “In Wisconsin, we have a long and proud tradition of making things - paper, engines, tools, ships. Wisconsin is home to one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the nation, supporting a large share of our workforce and exporting goods all over America and the world,” Baldwin said, “The middle class families, small businesses and manufacturers that are working so hard to move our economic recovery forward deserve to have both parties in Washington working together to strengthen our manufacturing sector -- making us more competitive as a nation and helping to create an economy built to last.” Contact: press@Baldwin.Senate.gov 10 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson public meeting
Basic Metals, W180 N11819 River Lane, Germantown.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson public meeting
Municipal Building, 18 N. Jackson St., Janesville.

April 26
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference
· Global Climate Convergence Coalition march and rally
Library Mall, Madison. (march) WMC, 501 E. Washington Ave., Madison.(rally) The Global Climate Convergence Coalition will take its message of “People, Planet and Peace Over Profit” through downtown Madison, including State Street and Capitol Square, before ending with a rally in front of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. Speakers include Larry Littlegeorge (Federation of United Tribes), Alejandra Prado (UTI - Immigrant Workers’ Union), Travis Albert (15 Now), Kaja Rebane (NoKXL Pledge of Resistance), and more TBA. Contact: David Schwab schwab@wisconsinwave.org (608) 620-5341 12 p.m.

April 27
· Wisconsin Association of School Councils rally Wisconsin State Capitol
   Other
· Wisconsin Academy Fellows induction ceremony and Minerva Society recognition
James Watrous Gallery, Overture Center, 201 State St., Madison.
· Wisconsin Green Party meet and greet with Jill Stein
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison.

April 28
   Fundraisers
· Birthday fundraiser for Rep. Brett Hulsey
The Fountain Bar, 122 State St., Madison. Suggested Contribution $55, all contributions gratefully accepted Donate online at www.Brett4us.org or at the door. Brett’s the candidate with a plan to get WI working again. Authorized by Friends of Brett Hulsey, 733 Struck Street, #44688, Madison, WI 53744, Margie Zilic, treasurer. Phone 608-334-4994. 5 p.m.
   Other
· DWD Secretary Newson attends job fair, visits Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant recipients
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 DWD Secretary Newson to Visit Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant Recipients in West Central Wisconsin In events Monday, Secretary also to join Congressman Duffy at Rice Lake job fair MADISON –In a series of events Monday, April 28 in West Central Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will join Congressman Sean Duffy at a job fair in Rice Lake, urge employers to learn more about Wisconsin Fast Forward training grants and visit two Eau Claire area manufacturers that received grant awards. Early last year, Governor Scott Walker proposed the Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training program, which the Legislature was quick to approve with overwhelming bipartisan majorities. DWD awarded a first round of grant awards totaling $2.6 million and is now reviewing applications for up to $7.5 million. More funding for customized training is available. For more information on available grants, visit http://WisconsinFastForward.com. 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. Wisconsin Fast Forward Outreach Day Events, Monday, April 28, 2014, include: 9:00 a.m. Rice Lake Job Fair with Congressman Duffy Rice Lake Conference Center Indianhead Technical College 1900 College Drive Rice Lake 10:30 a.m. Barron County Economic Development Roundtable Discussion UW-Barron County Campus Osprey Hall - Student Services Center 18800 College Drive Rice Lake 1:00 p.m. W.S. Darley & Company 1051 Palmer Street Chippewa Falls 2:30 p.m. Plank Enterprises 4404 Anderson Drive Eau Claire 9 a.m.
· SCFL Workers Memorial Day commemoration Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S Park St., Madison.
· U.S. Rep. Duffy hosts job fair
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 1900 College Drive, Rice Lake.
· UW-Madison: Climate Change and Energy
Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Madison.

April 29
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Hulsey for Governor
Turner Hall, 1038 N. 4th St., Milwaukee. Suggested Contribution $55, all contributions gratefully accepted, none required. Donate online at www.Brett4us.org or at the door. Brett’s the candidate with a plan to get WI working again. Authorized by Friends of Brett Hulsey, 733 Struck Street, #44688, Madison, WI 53744, Magie Zilic, treasurer. Phone 608-334-4994. Labor donated. No tax money used. 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast: Medical College of Wisconsin's John Raymond
F.K. Bemis International Conference Center, 299 Third St., De Pere. DE PERE, WIS.: John Raymond, president and CEO of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MWC), will present “Growing the Health Care Workforce Through Partnership and Innovation” as part of St. Norbert College’s CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series on Tuesday, April 29, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at F.K. Bemis International Center, on the St. Norbert College campus. The session sponsor is PAi; Raymond is the last speaker in the 2013-14 series. Dr. Raymond leads Wisconsin’s only private medical school, with an operating budget over $900 million. Approximately one out of every three Wisconsin physicians is an alumnus of MCW. With approximately 5,500 faculty and staff members, MCW is the ninth-largest private employer in Metro Milwaukee. MCW is ranked in the top third of all medical schools nationwide for National Institutes of Health research funding and conducts approximately $170 million annually in funded research. The Medical College employs Wisconsin’s largest physician practice group with more than 1,350 doctors. MCW physicians care for approximately 425,000 patients annually at its three primary teaching hospital affiliates, Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Zablocki VA Medical Center. Under Dr. Raymond’s leadership, MCW is addressing Wisconsin’s pending physician shortage through the development of statewide community-based medical education campuses. The first two campuses are under development in Central Wisconsin and at St. Norbert College. 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 session is $60. For more information, or to register, contact St. Norbert College at http://tickets.snc.edu/tickets, email jamie.mcguire@snc.edu or visit www.snc.edu/ceobreakfast. The presenting sponsor for the CEO Series is WPS Health Insurance/Arise Health Plan, and the title sponsors are Grant Thornton LLP, Johnson Bank, Johnson Insurance, Insight Publications and The Boldt Company. Contact: Mike Counter, St. Norbert College, www.snc.edu, 920-403-3089, mike.counter@snc.edu 7:30 a.m.
· SVA Business Briefing
University Club, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: French Ambassador to the U.S. François Delattre
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Ambassador François Delattre will talk about France and its unique relationship with the US as illustrated by the success of the recent State visit of President Hollande. He will address the different challenges our two countries are facing together as friends, allies and partners – international crises, terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, climate change and promotion of economic growth. He will also stress the dynamism of our bilateral economic relationship and our growing cooperation in the fields of science, research and education. Last but not least, he will explain why a successful negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is so important for both the EU and the US. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· UW-Stout Chancellor Search and Screen Committee
Oakwood Room, Memorial Student Union, Menomonie.
· WisPolitics Luncheon: Dane Co. DA Ismael Ozanne
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Ozanne, the Dane County DA, is running for the post now held by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. See his bio: http://iozanne.com/ Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Event ends at 1 p.m. $19 for program and buffet luncheon. Pre-registration required: Contact the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or by 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.

April 30
   Fundraisers
· Dinner in support of U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan
Home of Bill & Cindi Broydrick, 3334 N St. NW, Washington, D.C. You’re invited to a dinner in support of Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) Committee on Education and the Workforce; Committee on the Budget 6:30pm Cocktails 7:30pm Dinner Suggested contribution: Sponsor $2500 PAC $1000 Contributions should be made payable to Mark Pocan for Congress 499 S. Capitol St., SW, Suite 422 Washington, DC 20003 FEC ID: C00502179 Please RSVP to Ibn Salaam or Heather Fraser Leonard at (202) 403-0606 or Ibn@ABConsultingDC.com 6:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 78th AD candidate Mark Clear
The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington St., Madison. $250 – Host $100 – Sponsor $50 - Suggested Contribution All Contributions welcome and no contribution required Please make checks payable to: Friends of Mark Clear, 110 Shiloh Dr, Madison, WI 53705 Please make contributions online at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/clearbeer Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/623414314407059/ 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Scott Krug
Heritage Pub, 929 Main St., Stevens Point. Hors d’oeuvres & cocktails Host Levels Gold Host: $500 Silver Host: $250 Bronze Host: $100 Suggested Contribution: $50 Please RSVP 608-616-KRUG or scott@krugforwisconsin.us 6:30 p.m.
· Reception for AG candidate Brad Schimel
The Armory, 10 S. High St., Janesville. $1,000 – Gold Host , $500 – Silver Host, or $250 – Bronze Host Guests: $50 PAC contributions are welcome Please make checks payable to: Schimel for Attorney General, P.O. Box 2287, Waukesha, WI 53187 5 p.m.
· Rep. Jagler campaign kickoff
Kraemer Wisconsin Cheese, 1173 North 4th St., Watertown. Jagler For Assembly Campaign Kickoff Meet and Greet Wednesday, April 30th 5:30 to 7:00 $100 Host Level Jagler For Assembly 601 Clyman St. Watertown, WI 53094 Or http://www.votejagler.com 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club: The Block 100 Foundation’s State Street Project
Inn on the Park, Madison. For information: http://rotarymadison.org/wp-content/forms/newsletters/2014/Apr2514.pdf Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
   Other
· 2014 Rehabilitation and Transition Conference
KI Convention Center, 333 Main St., Green Bay.
· DPI Superintendent Evers visits SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison.
· Madison Mayor Soglin, Ald. Cheeks, MOSES press conference Community Room, Villager Mall, 2234 S. Park St., Madison.
· Money Out, Voters In Wisconsin press conference Assembly Parlor, State Capitol.
· PSC prehearing conference
Amnicon Falls Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison. (Docket 3720-WR-108) Application of Milwaukee Water Works, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, for Authority to Increase Water Rates 10 a.m.
· Scott Allen announces candidacy for 97th AD
The Rotunda, 235 W. Broadway, Waukesha. (Waukesha, WI) – All media is invited to attend an announcement event on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM on the steps of The Rotunda located at 235 W. Broadway in Waukesha. The 97th Assembly District includes the southern half of Waukesha including the southwestern portion of the Town of Waukesha, the southeastern portion of the Town of Genesee, and the northeastern portion of the Town of Mukwonago. The current representative for the district is Bill Kramer. Rain or shine, Scott Allen will address the challenges and opportunities facing the State of Wisconsin. Contact: Scott Allen sallen26@wi.rr.com @scotte_allen 262-442-8695 6 p.m.
· UW-Stout honors Chancellor Sorensen
Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave. E., Menomonie. A campuswide event Wednesday will honor the career of Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, who has announced he is retiring Aug. 15. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. A program will begin at 4:45 p.m. featuring speakers, a video and an awards presentation. The media is invited to cover the event. Contact Doug Mell, executive director of Communications and External Relations, with questions about arrangements. He can be reached at melld@uwstout.edu or 715-232-1198. Chancellor Sorensen will have served 26 years at UW-Stout at the time of his retirement. He is just the sixth chancellor in the university’s history and is the school’s longest-serving leader. 4 p.m.

May 1
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry committee meeting
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry public hearing
400 Northeast, State Capitol.
· Senate Committee on Natural Resources public hearing
330 Southwest, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Wisconsin Wireless Association conference
Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton St., Madison. Small Cells: The Next Wireless Frontier WAUWATOSA, WI --- The Wisconsin Wireless Association (WiWA) will hold its annual telecom education conference on May 1, 2014, at the Concourse Hotel, 1 West Dayton Street in Madison, Wisconsin. The topic is, “Small Cells: The Next Wireless Frontier”. 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 Lorna Slott, AT&T Area Manager of National Small Cells. Ms. Slott will then join a panel discussion moderated by Jeff Roznowski, President of WiWA, which will explore the emergence of small cells in wireless network deployments. Additional panelists include Matt Davis, Vice President of Program Development for Nexius; Marc Steinbach, Director of DAS Services for Fullerton Engineering; and Victoria Moran, Attorney for Davis & Kuelthau. “Small cells have become a critical element in a successful wireless network deployment in order to keep pace with the capacity demands of our customers. But small cells present unique challenges,” commented WiWA President Jeff Roznowski. “Our distinguished panel of experts will explore the next frontier of wireless networks by addressing topics such as small cell technology, site acquisition, deployment status, regulations, and municipal acceptance.” 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 over 350 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.
   Other
· 13th Annual International Bioethics Forum
BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison.
· 2014 Rehabilitation and Transition Conference
KI Convention Center, 333 Main St., Green Bay.
· DWD Secretary Newson visits Linetec
7500 Stewart Ave., Wausau. Secretary Newson to Visit Wausau Employer, Highlight Governor Walker's Better Bottom Line Initiative, Skills People with Disabilities Have to Offer MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will highlight Governor Walker's Better Bottom Line initiative and what people with disabilities have to offer employers when he visits Linetec in Wausau, at 10:30 a.m., tomorrow, Thursday, May 1, 2014. Governor Walker has said that building a workforce to move Wisconsin forward must be inclusive to be successful. In proclaiming 2014 the Year of A Better Bottom Line, he is encouraging employers to hire people with disabilities because they can add value and help businesses succeed. 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.
· International Workers Union May Day rally
Brittingham Park, 401 S. Brittingham Place, Madison. 3:30 PM Gathering at Brittingham Park 5:00 PM Rally at the Capital Stairs (State St) The Immigrant Workers Union, labor and community organizations and their allies will join the national call for immigration reform and workers’ rights on Thursday, May 1st in Madison, Wisconsin. May Day International Workers' Day: Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students Jobs and Living Wages for all Union Rights, Worker’s Rights NOW! No to the TPP Contact alexmgillis@gmail.com or visit www.uniondetrabajadores.org 3:30 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Voces de the Frontera March to Stop Deportations
1027 S. 5th St., Milwaukee. ​It's time once again to get your marching shoes out! As immigrant families are being separated at historic rates, and the fight to stop deportations heats up nationally, it's more important than ever to challenge those responsible. On Thursday May 1st, we hit the streets of Milwaukee to say "Not One More!" Not one more family torn apart. Not one more child separated from their parents due to inhumane and unjust laws. This year we'll march from Voces de la Frontera to the Milwaukee County Courthouse, where without identifying themselves as federal agents, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have been detaining people appearing in court for minor traffic violations or family court, and often processing them for deportation. This is all under the watchful eye of what the immigrant community is now calling "El Arpaio de Milwaukee" ("The Arpaio of Milwaukee"), Sheriff David Clarke. These raids are jeopardizing people's hopes of legalizing, and undermining public safety by creating fear and distrust of law enforcement. 10 AM: Assemble at Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. 5th Street, march to the Milwaukee County Courthouse. Rally at noon. Speakers/music/program to be announced soon. BUS INFO: From Racine - $5 donation requested 9:00 AM Meet at Labor Center, 2100 Layard Ave. Return to Racine by 2:00 PM Call Cecilia at 262-498-8659 to reserve your spot ORGANIZE: We need YOUR help to make this another historic day. Help us organize by printing and distributing fliers and posters, and spreading the word. Fliers and posters to distribute can be picked up at the Voces office (1027 S. 5th Street in Milwaukee) VOLUNTEER: Can you spare a few hours to help mobilize for the march? We are canvassing the south side of Milwaukee on most day from now until May Day. Respond to this email or call 414-643-1620 if you're able to help. Artists/photographers/videographers/musicians: email joe@vdlf.org As always, THANK YOU for doing your part to advance the struggle for justice for immigrant families in Wisconsin and beyond. 10 a.m.
· WisPolitics.com breakfast: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
Bullfeathers, 410 1st St. SE, Washington, D.C. Thursday, May 1, WisPolitics.com breakfast in Washington, D.C., with House Budget Chair Paul Ryan. Ryan, R-Janesville, will discuss immigration, poverty and other issues before Congress. At Bullfeathers on the House side of Capitol Hill, with check-in and a continental breakfast beginning at 8:15 a.m. Program goes from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. *CLICK HERE to register and pay the $29 fee (put "May1 DC event" in purpose of payment line): https://secured-site10.com/wispolitics/online_payment/ **SPONSORS: WPS Health Insurance, the Wisconsin Medical Society, and Michael Best & Friedrich LLP **PARTNERS: UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Association 8:30 a.m.

May 2
   Fundraisers
· The Women's Center annual luncheon
Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.
   Business Events
· 13th Annual International Bioethics Forum
BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison.
· BizTimes M&A Forum
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, 323 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· Wisconsin Association for Legal Professionals educational seminars
Holiday Inn Pewaukee – Milwaukee West, N14W24140 Tower Place, Pewaukee. In conjunction with the Wisconsin Association for Legal Professionals (WALP) 47th Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, WALP is inviting the public to four educational seminars on legal topics. Three seminars will take place on Friday, May 2. From 8:30 am – 10:00 am, Timothy Andringa, Esq., of Cramer, Multhauf & Hammes, LLP will present “Demeanor in the Courtroom and Outside the Courtroom, and How It Relates to Paralegals.” From 10:30 am – Noon, officer Kyle Arndt of the Fox Point Police Department will present “Drugs and Driving.” From 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Tiffany Hutchens, Esq., of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. will present “Introduction to Business Immigration.” On Saturday, May 3, the final seminar will take place from 9:30 am – 11:00 am. Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, Esq., of Mount Mary University will present “Legal Options for Trafficked and Underserved Survivors.” The cost to attend all four seminars is $30 per person. For attendees who are students or members of WALP, the cost is $20. Webinars will also be available. Registration is due by March 30; a $25 late fee is charged after. Registration and other inquiries can be directed to Mary Burns at 414-225-3527 or mary.burns@mlb.com. WALP provides continuing education to legal assistants, paralegals, and all legal support staff through its affiliation with NALS, the association for legal professionals. Visit WALP online at www.wisconsinalp.org. 8:30 a.m.
   Other
· 2014 Rehabilitation and Transition Conference
KI Convention Center, 333 Main St., Green Bay.
· Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists campaign finance update
Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St., Madison.
· Republican Party of Wisconsin convention
Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· UW Center for Journalism Ethics conference
Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison.

May 3
   POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS
· Dept. of Military Affairs Hall of Honor event
One current, two retired Guard members to enter Army Guard Hall of Honor Witmer Hall at the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, 2400 Wright Street Madison, Wis. Three outstanding Guard Soldiers — two retired and one still serving — will be inducted into the Wisconsin Army National Guard Hall of Honor during a 2:30 p.m. ceremony Saturday (May 3) in Witmer Hall at the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, 2400 Wright Street in Madison, Wis. A special committee of current and past Guard Soldiers selected retired Col. Michael Fonger of Cottage Grove, Wis., retired Col. Michael J. Williams of Fort Atkinson, Wis., and 1st Sgt. Gregory Fulton — a Silver Star recipient — of Arbor Vitae, Wis., to receive one of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's highest honors for exceptional achievement and devotion to duty. They join the ranks of 51 individuals previously inducted into the Hall of Honor. This marks the first time a non-retired service member has been inducted. 2:30 p.m.
   Other
· 49th annual governor’s fishing opener
Paradise Landing, 264 County Road I, Balsam Lake. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will participate in the 49th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener tomorrow at Balsam Lake. Contact: Laurel Patrick, (608) 267-7303 7 a.m.
· Common Core Standards informational luncheon
Hyatt Regency Convention Center, Room #203AB, 333 W. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee. A lunchtime informational presentation by Jim Stergios Executive Director, The Pioneer Institute, Featured in the documentary Building the Machine on Common Core Standards 12:45PM to 2pm During Lunch Break of GOP Convention Free and open to all GOP delegates. Pizza Will Be Served! (A small contribution is requested at the door to help cover food costs) 12:45 p.m.
· Milwaukee Sheriff's Office remembers Alexis Patterson Hi-Mount Boulevard Community School 4921 W. Garfield Avenue Northeast corner of grounds
· Republican Party of Wisconsin convention
Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.

May 4
   Fundraisers
· Campaign kick-off for Rep. Mandela Barnes
Beer Garden at Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 5 p.m.
   Other
· Republican Party of Wisconsin convention
Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
· Wisconsin Democracy Campaign annual meeting
Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave., Madison. Author and Reform Activist Lawrence Lessig to Headline WDC Annual Meeting on May 2 Harvard University Professor Lawrence Lessig will be the featured speaker at the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign’s annual membership meeting on Friday, May 2 at Madison’s Barrymore Theatre, located at 2090 Atwood Avenue on the city’s near east side. The evening’s program starts at 6 p.m., with Professor Lessig’s presentation scheduled to begin at 6:30. Lessig is the author of the acclaimed book Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress – And a Plan to Stop It. He also is the founder of the national group Rootstrikers (www.rootstrikers.org) and the driving force behind the New Hampshire Rebellion (www.nhrebellion.org) that started with a 185-mile walk across the state and now is working to challenge every federal candidate to address how to “end the system of corruption in Washington, D.C.” Lessig is the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a professor of law at Harvard Law School. He previously was a professor of law at Stanford Law School, where he founded Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, and the University of Chicago Law School. Lessig clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to penning Republic, Lost in 2011, Lessig is the author of five books on the law and technology, and has served as lead counsel in a number of important cases marking the boundaries of copyright law in the digital age including Eldred v. Ashcroft and Golan v. Holder. CONTACT: Mike McCabe, 608-255-4260 12 p.m.

May 5
   Fundraisers
· ADCC grassroots event
Jackson’s Blue Ribbon Pub, 1203 N. 10th St., Milwaukee. Please Join the Assembly Democrats at an event honoring outgoing State Rep. Sandy Pasch for her extraordinary leadership and service To Benefit the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee When: Monday, May 5, 2014 5:00—7:00 pm Sponsorship levels: Sponsor: $500 Host: $250 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Richards for AG
The Ruby Tap, 1341 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa. Suggested Contribution: $100 Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Richards 6 p.m.
· Wisconsin Progress event with U.S. Rep. Pocan DLUX Madison, 117 Martin Luther King Blvd., Madison.
   Business Events
· UW-Madison, Johnson Controls unveil energy storage research collaboration
Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Ave., Madison. Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Johnson Controls Advanced Systems Test Lab at the Wisconsin Energy Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison The high-bay laboratory at the Wisconsin Energy Institute is a first-of-its-kind testing facility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The equipment provided by Johnson Controls will help faculty and students develop the storage solutions and integrated systems necessary to ushering in our clean energy future. Brief schedule of events, speakers: 10:30am – Professor Michael Corradini, Director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute 10:35am – Dean Ian Robertson, UW-Madison College of Engineering 10:45am – Professor Tom Jahns, College of Engineering 10:50am – Ribbon cutting ceremony 10:55am – Christian Rosenkranz, Vice President of Advanced Products, Johnson Controls Power Solutions 10:30 a.m.
· UW-Whitewater: "Public Forum on Entrepreneurship Excellence"
Hyland Hall, W. Starin Road, Whitewater.
   Other
· Democratic Party of Racine County spring meeting
ReefPoint Brew House, 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway, Racine. Guest speaker: Amar Kaleka Racine County Dems Invite 1st District Congressional Candidates to Spring Meetings RACINE, WI – The Democratic Party of Racine County (DPRC) is pleased to announce the 1st District Congressional Candidates Amar Kaleka and Rob Zerban will address the membership during their spring meetings. These meetings are open to members of the public who share our democratic ideals. Amar Kaleka is an Emmy Award-winning film director who decided to run for Congress following the August 5th, 2012, murder of his father and five others at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek. In a very short time, everything in Amar's life was shattered, as his community and family were shaken to their very core. Acting fast and with a very noble and genuine presence, Amar took to the worst type of community organizing - the aftermath of a mass shooting. Amar, after experiencing first-hand economic disparity, cultural and racial divide, and the mismanagement of our federal government, decided he needed to be the solution he would like to see in the world. In late October 2013, he decided to explore a possible congressional run in his home area of Southeastern Wisconsin against Republican incumbent and former VP nominate Paul Ryan. You can learn more about Amar at his website, www.votekaleka.org Rob Zerban is an entrepreneur, job creator, innovator, and a pragmatist. He built two successful small businesses, employing almost 50 people. Rob made sure his staff was paid family-sustaining wages with excellent benefits, including the best healthcare. He understood that his employees helped his companies thrive, and never took for granted their hard work. Rob was classically trained as a chef at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, the nation’s most prestigious college for the hospitality industry. He also studied business management, and after several years of direct service and managerial experience, he went on to create a corporate food service company and a catering business. You can learn more about Rob at his website, www.robzerban.com Contact: Meg Andrietsch, DPRC Chair 262 497 6808 7 p.m.
· MCFR: "Point Alpha at 'Freedom's Frontier'"
University Club, 803 State St., Madison. Point Alpha at "Freedom's Frontier": Cold War Hot Spot in the Fulda Gap, Landmark of American Military Commitment and Symbol of German Unity Volker Bausch, Director of the Point Alpha Foundation and Academy in Geisa, Germany Special Luncheon Co-Sponsored With the UW-Madison Center for German and European Studies Observation Point Alpha was one of 16 American Border Observation Points along the inner-German border. OP Alpha, the only remaining one, was situated in the "Fulda Gap", the strategic region in which a Soviet attack was expected at any time during the Cold War, because here the territory of the German Democratic Republic was only 100 miles away from the Rhein-Main Region. At OP Alpha, troopers of the 14th and 11th ACR were on duty at "Freedom's Frontier" for several decades. The speech aims to make a trip through the history of this unique place, the strategic situation in the Fulda Gap, the character of the communist regime in the border district of a rural era and its transformation to a learning place for history. Volker Bausch is currently the Director of the Point Alpha Foundation and Academy in Geisa, Germany. Previously he had a career supervising the education of migrant children in the federal state of Hesse and then for the localities of Frankfurt am Main and Kassel. Prior to that, Bausch worked to establish and strengthen educational institutions and teacher training in Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Agenda: 11:30 am - Doors open for registration and presentation 1:00 pm - Conclusion of event 11:30 a.m.

May 6
   State Government
· Joint Committee on Finance 13.10 meeting
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· MMAC: The business of being the Green Bay Packers with Mark Murphy
Wisconsin Club 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Milwaukee Press Club/Milwaukee Rotary Club: Conversation with Mary Burke
War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.
· PSC prehearing conference
Amnicon Falls Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Wisconsin Academy's "Resilient Wisconsin Day" forum
UW–Madison Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison. How we can make smart choices for our environmental future? Find out at the Resilient Wisconsin Day Forum! Tuesday, May 6, 8:30am –­ 4:30pm Water and energy are two of today’s biggest environmental and social challenges. A thriving Wisconsin depends on clean and abundant water, and on energy sources that meet our needs, but don’t make climate change worse. How are we doing on meeting those challenges? Join us for a day-long discussion of resilience, hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Panel discussions will explore advances in energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy that can shape a greener future, and look at opportunities for safeguarding our state’s freshwater ecosystems. Workshops include: Starting a fruitful conversation on climate change Using values and norms to communicate water issues Improving approaches to integrated water management Examining food, water, and energy connections For more information and to register, visit wisconsinacademy.org/RWD. Registration is $45 general public / $35 Wisconsin Academy members / $20 students. All registrations include lunch. Register now to secure your place at the forum and take advantage of early bird rates. Prices increase after April 11, 2014. 8:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin Technical College System Board 4622 University Ave., Madison.

May 7
   Fundraisers
· Campaign brat fry for 9th SD candidate Devin LeMahieu
Oostburg Village Park, 11th St. & Park Ave., Oostburg. Guest Speaker: Rep. Dale Kooyenga Host Committee Gold - $500 Silver $250 Bronze - $100 Suggested Contribution $35 single/ $50 couple Checks payable to: Friends of Devin LeMahieu P.O. Box 700200, Oostburg, WI 53070 RSVP: 920-254-3044 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Business Events
· The Business Council annual meeting
University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells S., Milwaukee.
· WBCC 18th annual "Faces of Hope" Hat luncheon
Wisconsin African American Women's Center, 3020 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee. Wisconsin African-American Women, Ltd. presents 18th Annual Hat Luncheon 11:30am to 2pm Tickets are $40.00 per person $320.00 table of eight Call 414-933-1652 for information 11:30 a.m.
   Other
· Dane County 2014 Public Health Awards Ceremony
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison. With: Five Award Recipients County Executive Joe Parisi Madison Mayor Paul Soglin Public Health Staff For details on the recipients see http://www.publichealthmdc.com/awards/ Contact: Jeff Golden (608) 243-0302 1:30 p.m.
· DOT town hall meeting
U.S. 41 project office, 1940 W. Mason St., Green Bay.
· Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony
MacArthur Square, upper plaza, 841 N James Lovell St., Milwaukee. Honor, Courage and Sacrifice: A Tribute to Those Who Lost Their Lives in the Service of Others Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee County Law Enforcement Executives Association (MCLEEA), in conjunction with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office and the Milwaukee Police Department, will host the tenth annual Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony on Wednesday, May 7th at 12:15 p.m. 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 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, the JROTC from Alexander Hamilton High School and the Milwaukee Police Band will perform. Speakers at the event include: The Honorable Scott Walker, Governor / State of Wisconsin J.B. Van Hollen, Attorney General / State of Wisconsin John Edwards, Chief of Police / City of Oak Creek / MCLEEA President David A. Clarke Jr., Sheriff / Milwaukee County Edward A. Flynn, Chief of Police / City of Milwaukee Mike Crivello, President / Milwaukee Police Association Brian O’Keefe, Administrator / State of Wisconsin Division of Law Enforcement Services // Deputy Chief / Milwaukee Police Department (Ret.) //former partner of Milwaukee Police Officer Steven Hasenstab speaking on behalf of the Hasenstab family The Mounted Units, K-9 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. DATE: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 TIME: 11:30 a.m. Pre-program, 12:15 p.m. ceremony LOCATION: MacArthur Square, upper plaza In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Michael Wolke Gymnasium located in the Safety Building 12:15 p.m.
· MCFR: "Global Philanthropy and Global Governance"
University Club, 803 State St., Madison. Ambassador Joan Spero will build on the work she has done on the global growth of global philanthropy and its role in global governance. She will focus primarily on private foundations and use some case studies that illustrate the role foundations are playing in addressing global problems such as, engaging in diplomacy, and forming new partnerships and coalitions with governments, international organizations, civil society, and business. Spero will weave in information about what she sees as the new era of corporate social responsibility as party of this new era of global philanthropy and global governance. Joan Edelman Spero is the former President of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and a former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Bill Clinton appointed her as Under Secretary of State for Foreign and Agricultural Affairs in 1993, renamed the Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs in 1994, serving until 1997. She is a Director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Trustee of Columbia University and the Brookings Institution. She is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Atlantic Institute, and the American Academy of Diplomacy and was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of the ING Group on April 22, 2008. Ms. Spero became an IBM director in 2004 and serves as a member of IBM's audit committee. Spero is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Foundation Center which conducts research, education, and training on philanthropy. Spero is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently serves as a trustee of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Agenda: 5:30 pm - Doors open for registration and hors d'oeuvres 6:00 pm - Presentation 6 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
Village Hall, 428 Harrison Ave., Wausaukee.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· WISCAP news conference Assembly Parlor, State Capitol.

May 8
   Fundraisers
· Reception for Rep. Mark Born
Beaver Dam Veteran’s Center, 300 Beichl Ave., Beaver Dam. Please join us for a campaign reception for State Representative Mark Born With special guests: Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Senator Glenn Grothman State Representative Joan Ballweg Suggested contribution: $30/person $50/couple Sponsor level: $100 RSVP to votemarkborn@gmail.com or by 920-210-1808 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· WIN Milwaukee
Crowne Plaza, 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa.
   Other
· Dane County Progressive Neighborhood Teams attorney general forum
Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison. Madison, Wis. – The Dane County Progressive Neighborhood Teams will host a forum with the three Democratic candidates for attorney general this Thursday at 7 p.m on the UW-Madison campus. District Attorney Susan Happ of Jefferson County, District Attorney Ismael Ozanne of Dane County, and State Representative Jon Richards of Milwaukee will answer questions from Mary H. Metz, Professor Emerita of Educational Policy Studies at UW-Madison and Dane team leader, as the race nears the primary election. Since 2007, Republicans have had control of the Department of Justice. On August 12, progressives across the state must choose a strong candidate to recapture the office of attorney general, where he or she will be able to redirect the justice system forward and cease defending regressive policies like voter ID and Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban. The event is open to the public. Photography will be allowed throughout the event. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Sean Hoey, 608-287-8523 7 p.m.
· DOT town hall meeting
UW Alumni and Conference Center, 625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh.
· PSC telephone hearing
Shawano Municipal Utilities Service Center, Conference Room, 122 N. Sawyer St., Shawano.
· UW Board of Regents Committee on Student Discipline and Other Student Appeals
1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
· UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Search and Screen Committee
UWM Student Union, Room 240, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee.
· WisPolitics.com luncheon: Jefferson Co. DA Susan Happ
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. **Thursday, May 8, WisPolitics.com luncheon at the Madison Club with Democratic attorney general candidate Susan Happ** Happ, the Jefferson County DA, is running for the post now held by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. See her bio: http://www.susanhappforwisconsin.com/about Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Event ends at 1 p.m. $19 for program and buffet luncheon. Pre-registration required: Contact the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or by email:reception@madisonclub.org Sponsored by: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, American Family, Aurora Health Care, Walmart, University Research Park, and Xcel Energy. 11:30 a.m.

May 9
   Fundraisers
· Dana Duncan for Assembly event
Danny K’s, 950 W Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. Friday, May 9 (4:30-6:30pm) Dana Duncan will be hosting a meet and greet event with supporters on Friday, May 9. Dana believes we have not gotten the leadership we were supposed to have elected. Dana will be sharing his vision for a stronger and more representative Wisconsin. Please come and join us and invest in a candidate working to make you proud of your state again. CONTACT: Thomas Duncan, Campaign Manager 715-451-0503; duncanforassembly@gmail.com 4:30 p.m.
· Kremer Campaign family friendly comedy show fundraiser
3245 Lighthouse Ln., West Bend. Iraq war veteran Jesse Kremer, conservative Republican candidate for the 59th Assembly District, and his family would like to invite the community to a squeaky clean Comedy Sportz event. The Kremer family - Jesse, Janet, Keturah, Miriam, and Michaiah, will be in attendance to introduce the "Fish Sticks". They will also be available for a meet and greet following the event. The show will begin promptly at 6:30 PM on Friday, May 9. There will be a fund raising raffle after the show for a 30 minute, three person airplane ride with former airline captain and current charter pilot Jesse Kremer. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, age two and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at www.familynightout.org or by calling 262-297-9572. Candy, drinks, and popcorn will be sold at the event. 6:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Kendall Packaging Corp. grand opening ceremony 707 N. Parkway, Jefferson.
· MadREP, Urban League of Greater Madison Economic Development, Diversity & Leadership Summit
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Save the Date: May 9, 2014 Madison, Wis. - In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) and the Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM) will host a joint event for Madison Region business and community leaders focused on economic development, diversity, and leadership. Advancing Talent, Opportunity & Prosperity: The Madison Region's Economic Development, Diversity & Leadership Summit Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:30am-4pm Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Madison, Wis. The event marries MadREP's annual State of the Madison Region Summit and ULGM's Workplace Diversity & Leadership Summit to illustrate the interconnectivity of both organizations' strategies and missions, centered on the underlying principle that authentic collaboration is integral to advancing the Madison Region's economy and improving opportunities for all the region's citizens. The day-long Summit will be a solution-oriented event, designed to engage, inspire, and empower attendees around issues related to economic, workforce, and community development. The Summit will illustrate outcomes and feature speakers related to MadREP's five-year Advance Now Strategy for economic growth and UGLM's initiatives designed to transform our communities into the Best in the Midwest for everyone. "The Advance Now Strategy relies on collaboration and involvement at every level. Economic, workforce and community development are inherently intertwined," notes Paul Jadin, president of MadREP. "With this partnership, we are committed to bringing together a diversity of voices to address the region's challenges, celebrate our progress, and leverage the opportunities that will ensure our economy's continued growth." "As we work toward a shared vision for a better community, we recognize the critical role that diversity and inclusion play in business and economic growth," says Kaleem Caire, president & CEO of ULGM. "This Summit marks an important milestone in our collective efforts to bring the public and private sectors together to work toward more positive outcomes for all the region's residents." The Summit will feature several esteemed speakers, including: · Joel Kotkin, a renowned author and internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends, will deliver the morning plenary address. Mr. Kotkin is the author of The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050, a book that explores how the nation will evolve in the next four decades. He is the Roger Hobbs Distinguished Fellow in Urban Studies at Chapman University in Orange, Cal. and executive editor of the widely read website ,a href="http://www.newgeography.com/">www.newgeography.com. · Ken Salazar, former U.S. Senator (2005-2009) and U.S. Secretary of the Interior (2009-2013), will deliver the afternoon plenary address. Secretary Salazar has a broad history as a farmer, small business owner, lawyer and politician, and is one of just nine Hispanic senators to serve the United States. He is currently a partner at the law firm WilmerHale. · Maria Campbell, who held a 28-year tenure as Corporate Director of Diversity for SC Johnson, will be a featured speaker in the breakout sessions. She is a consultant providing executive leadership development, training, and lecturing on diversity and inclusion as a key driver for business growth and empowerment. Participation from across the eight-county Madison Region is encouraged, with an anticipated audience of hundreds of business executives, community leaders, economic development professionals, educators, elected officials, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders. Registration is available online now at www.advancesummit.com. Early bird rates ($199 standard/$99 nonprofit/government) are effective through April 28. Sponsorship and group rate benefits are also available. About Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) is the lead economic development agency for the eight-county Madison Region with a vision to create a dynamic environment where people and businesses thrive. MadREP's mission is a five-plank platform, which includes economic competitiveness, innovation & entrepreneurship, human capital, marketing, and leadership & diversity. Through these five goal areas, MadREP and its partners aim to proactively and strategically position the region to take advantage of economic opportunities while preserving and enhancing quality of life. The Madison Region includes Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock, and Sauk counties. About Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM) The mission of the Urban League of Greater Madison is to ensure that African Americans and other community members are educated, employed and empowered to live well, advance professionally and contribute to the common good in the 21st Century. ULGM is committed to transforming Greater Madison into the Best [place] in the Midwest for everyone to live, learn, and work. ULGM works to make this vision a reality through a comprehensive strategic empowerment agenda that includes programs & services, advocacy, partnerships, and coalition building. Contacts: Deirdre Hargrove-Krieghoff, dhargrove@ulgm.org, 608.729.1208 Betsy Lundgren, blundgren@madisonregion.org, 608.443.1961 7:30 a.m.
   Other
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin discusses college affordability
Associated Students of Madison office, 333 E. Campus Mall, Madison. Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will sit down with Wisconsin students Friday, May 9, on the University of Wisconsin campus to discuss the growing cost of higher education and the impact on the economic future of today’s students. In an effort to give students a fair shot at an affordable education, Baldwin supports the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, legislation to allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest rates currently offered to new borrowers. “Making college affordable is one of the most important steps we can take toward building a strong path to the middle class for all Americans,” said Senator Baldwin. “A college education should be a path to prosperity not a path to indebtedness, but student loan debt is holding back an entire generation and creating a drag on economic growth for our country. The ability to refinance at lower rates provides some relief to borrowers and gives them a fair shot at building a stronger future for themselves.” Many borrowers with outstanding student loans have interest rates of nearly seven percent or higher for undergraduate loans, while students taking out new undergraduate loans pay a rate of 3.86 percent under the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act passed by Congress last summer. The Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act would allow students and young people to pay back their outstanding loans at the same rates that Senate Republicans overwhelmingly embraced just last summer as appropriate for new borrowers. Nearly 40 million Americans have outstanding student loans. The Bank on Students Emergency Refinancing Act could lower payments for millions of those individuals by hundreds or thousands of dollars a year. The average student loan debt among those who borrow to get a bachelor’s degree is nearly $30,000 – and a shocking 30 percent of Federal Direct student loan dollars are in default, forbearance, or deferment. Meanwhile, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently projected that the government will bring in $66 billion in revenue on its federal student loans made between 2007 and 2012. The legislation is fully funded by enacting the Buffett Rule, which would limit special tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans that allow millionaires and billionaires to pay lower effective tax rates than middle class families. Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov 11 a.m.

May 10
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting

May 12
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Reps. Stephen Smith, Amy Sue Vruwink and Mandy Wright
The Rigby Pub and Grill, 119 E. Main St., Madison. Join Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca at an event for State Reps. Stephen Smith, Amy Sue Vruwink and Mandy Wright Contributions should be made out to the following campaign committees: Rep. Stephen Smith: Smith for the 75th Rep. Amy Sue Vruwink: Friends of Vruwink Rep. Mandy Wright: Mandy Wright for Assembly PAC, conduit and individual contributions are accepted. Please call Jen Broberg at 608-258-9225 or email jenb@wisdems.org if you have any questions or need further information. 5 p.m.
   Other
· Public Policy Forum: Assessing the Changes to Mental Health Care in Milwaukee County
Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.

May 13
   Fundraisers
· Campaign kick off for Rep. Tod Ohnstad
The Cardinal Bar, 418 E. Wilson St., Madison. Party for a Progressive Wisconsin! Special Guest: Rep. Cory Mason, Joint Finance Committtee Member Music by Tony Castaneda & His Latin Jazz Band 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Driver Recruiting Summit
Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. The Risks & Opportunities of Filling Your Fleet As the number of unseated trucks grows in the transportation industry, finding new ways to attract and hire drivers is an imperative. This event is for anyone invested in recruiting drivers. Sessions Will Cover: The Quick and Dirty Guide to Employment Law Best Practices for Your Owner Operator Program The State of the Owner Operator Landscape Working With the Next Generation of Talent Building a Culture That's a Driver Magnet Q&A Panel Discussion with the Speakers 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $249 RSVP & Details: http://bit.ly/1notT7J 8 a.m.
· Godfrey & Kahn Labor & Employment Law Seminar
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Join Godfrey & Kahn's Labor, Employment & Immigration Law Practice Group for their 25th Annual Labor & Employment Law Update. This complimentary half-day seminar is designed to serve the needs of executives, human resource professionals, in-house counsel and front-line supervisors, this seminar focuses on labor and employment law trends and practical approaches to preventing and managing labor and employment law issues. For additional information, please contact Emily Muehl, Public Relations & Marketing Specialist at 414.287.9485 or emuehl@gklaw.com. 8 a.m.
· Madison Area Builders Association career day
Highway C & Egre Road, Sun Prairie. Association is focused on fixing the labor shortage in the skilled trades INVITED GUESTS: Deptartment of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson and State Rep. John Jagler MADISON – Members of the Madison Area Builders Association are hosting area students interested in careers in the building trades at a 2014 Parade of Homes site. Career Day at the Parade of Homes will provide students with a unique opportunity to interact and network with industry professionals on the actual job sites of our community’s finest homes. Parade Builders, subcontractors, and industry partners will be available to provide guidance and insight into their professions. With new home construction solidly rebounding, the demand for skilled workers across all sectors of the building trades is also booming. The Madison Area Builders Association is proactively addressing this issue by launching initiatives that assist students in exploring careers in the trades. In addition to Career Day at the Parade of Homes, the Association also significantly re-invested in its scholarship program and will award up to five (5) $2,000 scholarships for students pursuing post-secondary education in a construction related field. For more information contact: Amber Schroeder, 608-288-1134 or 920-915-7622 10:30 a.m.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Celebrate Armed Forces Week with Rotary. We will begin with music by the Navy Band Great Lakes and the posting of the colors. Our luncheon presenters are Gary Kunich, Public Affairs Officer for the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, and Delon Powell, an Iraq and Afghanistan outreach counselor for the Center. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· Wisconsin International Trade Conference
Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
   Other
· AWL Secretary Speaker Series: Department of Transportation
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.
· PSC telephone hearing
Village Hall, 726 Water St., Sauk City.

May 14
   Business Events
· FUEL Milwaukee leadership luncheon
88Nine Radio Milwaukee, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave., Milwaukee.
   Other
· PSC public hearing
Amnicon Falls Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

May 15
   Fundraisers
· Campaign kick-off fundraiser for Rep. Jessie Rodriguez
Trattoria Di Carlo, 8469 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek. With special guest Speaker Robin Vos Suggested contribution: $25/per person RSVP: info@jessieforassembly.com 5 p.m.
· NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Spring Into Choice event Home of Bonnie & Leon Joseph, 8130 N. Beach Drive, Fox Point.
· Rep. Jorgensen campaign kickoff event
Lakefront Pub, 111 Whitewater St., Whitewater. Please join us for our Campaign Kickoff Event for State Representative Andy Jorgensen Suggested contribution: $15/person Friend level: $50 Sponsor level: $100 Host Level: $250 RSVP to andyjorgensen43@gmail.com or by 608-228-9089 6 p.m.
   Business Events
· 26th Annual Labor and Employment Relations Law Seminar
Wisconsin Center, 400 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee. 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Please Mark Your Calendars for the 26th Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar! Now in its 26th 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. Registration and selection of workshops for this event will open in late March. For questions, contact Rachel Westphal at rcwestphal@michaelbest.com or Chuck Palmer at cbpalmer@michaelbest.com. Stay tuned for additional information and follow the conversation on #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.
· Mid-West Energy Research Consortium open member meeting
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery 330 N. Orchard St., Madison.
   Other
· Dept. of Transportation news conference
Urban League of Greater Madison, 2222 South Park St., Madison. Former Packer Donald Driver to speak at news conference to promote seat belt use The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Zero In Wisconsin campaign will hold a news conference on Thursday, May 15, in Madison to promote safety belt use in preparation for the statewide Click It or Ticket mobilization, which begins May 19. Former Green Bay Packer wide receiver Donald Driver, who is a strong advocate for safety belt use, will speak. He also will be featured in statewide TV, radio and web messages about safety belt use during Click It or Ticket. Noble Wray, former Madison Police Department chief and interim president of the Urban League of Greater Madison, will speak about the need to increase safety belt use among African-Americans. SPEAKERS: · Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers’ all-time leading receiver and Zero In Wisconsin program spokesperson. · Noble Wray, interim president/CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison. · Mike Berg, deputy secretary of WisDOT. · David Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety. For more information, contact: Steve Olson, WisDOT Office of Public Affairs (office) (608) 261-5896 (cell on May 15) (608) 886-8790 steven.olson@dot.wi.gov 10:30 a.m.
· Governor’s Council on Tourism
Trinity Restaurant and Hall, 40 E. Division St., Fond du Lac. 10 a.m.
· Marquette Law School political polarization conference
Eckstein Hall, Marquette University, 1215 W. Michigan St. Milwaukee.
· One Wisconsin Now student debt town hall
Pyle Center, Room 226, 702 Langdon St., Madison. Student Loan Reform Advocates, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, Rep. Cory Mason, Sen. Dave Hansen, Students and Borrowers Gather to Share Stories, Discuss Solutions to $1.2 Trillion Crisis On Eve of University of Wisconsin Graduation Weekend MADISON, WI — As the class of 2014 looks forward to beginning their graduation celebrations, One Wisconsin Now will host a town hall meeting Thursday, May 15 from 5:15pm to 7pm at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus to discuss the $1.2 trillion student debt crisis. According to the most recent national statistics available, 71% of college seniors in the class of 2012 had student loan debt averaging $29,400 for a bachelor’s degree. Original research by One Wisconsin Institute found student debt is a significant, negative drag on the economic activity of borrowers and the economy as a whole. Borrowers are significantly more likely to rent versus own their own home and buy a used versus new vehicle. U.S. Rep Mark Pocan, author of legislation to allow federal student loans to be refinanced, will talk about his and other efforts to enact reform at the federal level. “Two-thirds of Americans now leave college drowning in debt, unable to achieve their dreams or contribute to the economy in a meaningful way,” said Pocan. “Instead of relying on college graduates to bankroll Washington’s needs, the federal government should be doing all that it can to make a college education as affordable and accessible as possible.” Also featured at the event will be the authors of first in the nation state-based solutions to the student loan debt crisis, Rep. Cory Mason and Sen. Dave Hansen. According to Mason, “The Higher Ed, Lower Debt Act offers common sense solutions to this economic crisis. Borrowers ought to be able to refinance their loans, just like you can a mortgage, and students and their parents ought to have information they need to make good decisions.” Sen. Hansen concluded, “Borrowers aren’t asking for a handout. But they deserve a system that treats them fairly and gives them the shot at the middle class they’ve earned by working hard and taking on the personal responsibility of paying for their education.” CONTACT: Mike Browne CELL: (608) 444-3483 5:15 p.m.
· PSC public hearing
Best Western Arrowhead Lodge and Suites, 600 Oasis Road, Black River Falls.

May 16
   Business Events
· MITA: Breakfast meeting with Wisconsin’s international trade representatives
Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Drive, Madison. On Friday, May 16th, the Madison International Trade Association (MITA) will host four of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) International Trade Representatives at a breakfast networking event. The Trade representatives will discuss challenges, opportunities, and tips for success in growing export markets around the world. The event begins at 7:30am at the Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr., Madison and includes breakfast. Registration is $10 for MITA members and $25 for non-members. The May 16th MITA event will include presentations by Trade Representatives who provide services to Wisconsin firms seeking to export to Poland, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, South Africa, Ukraine, and Russia. WEDC’s Global Network of Trade Representatives are tested and trusted in-market, independent contractors covering 36 countries in Wisconsin’s priority, high growth potential and high export volume markets. Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 13th and can be made at www.mitatrade.org. The Trade Representatives will be available for one-on-one consultations later in day to discuss business opportunities in more detail. To schedule an appointment, contact Rachel Best, Rachel.Best@wedc.org, (608) 210-6726. 7:30 a.m.
   Other
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch congratulates Project SEARCH graduates
Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital, Mother Frances Streitel Conference Center, 611 Saint Joseph Ave., Marshfield. Lt. Governor Kleefisch, Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson to Congratulate Graduates of Job Training Program for People with Disabilities MADISON – Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson will congratulate the newest graduating class of Project SEARCH at its graduation ceremony. Project SEARCH is a training and education program for students with disabilities in their last year of high school. The ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m., tomorrow, Friday, May 16, at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in the Mother Frances Streitel Conference Center, 611 Saint Joseph Avenue, Marshfield. The Project SEARCH program at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital is one of 7 current sites in Wisconsin. In his 2014 State of the State Address, Governor Scott Walker announced expansion plans for Project SEARCH that will create 20 new sites in Wisconsin over the next 2 years. Governor Walker has said that building a workforce to move Wisconsin forward must be inclusive to be successful. In proclaiming 2014 the Year of A Better Bottom Line, he is encouraging employers to hire people with disabilities because they can add value and help businesses succeed. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 1 p.m.
· LWM Urban Alliance press conference
Ironworks Hotel, 500 Pleasant St., Beloit. Urban Alliance Calls on State for Help Accessing Federal Emergency Aid to Fund Road Repairs Madison, WI – After a long, harsh winter, Wisconsin municipalities are continuing to grapple with the heavy damage it has caused to city streets. The Urban Alliance, a component of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, will be holding a press conference to ask Governor Walker for his support as part of its quarterly meeting this Friday, May 16, at 12:30 p.m. at the Ironworks Hotel, 500 Pleasant St., in Beloit, Wis. Racine Mayor John Dickert, president of the Urban Alliance, will be joined by Beloit Village Manager and League of Wisconsin Municipalities Board President Larry Arft, as well as other municipal officials from around the state. “We have had to make some very tough budget decisions this winter, and we aren’t even through 2014,” said Dicker. “Plowing, salting, pothole repairs and water pipe maintenance has really taken its toll on our budgets. We’re asking Governor Walker and the State Legislature to work with the federal government and help provide some relief for our cities and villages.” Last month, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities surveyed Wisconsin cities with populations greater than 10,000. The 21 cities that responded estimated total additional costs caused by this past winter to exceed $5.1 million. The full results of the League’s severe winter survey are posted at www.lwm-info.org. About the League: The League of Wisconsin Municipalities is a voluntary, nonprofit, and nonpartisan association of Wisconsin cities and villages working to advance municipal government. First established in 1898, the League’s membership consists of 190 cities and 393 villages. About the Urban Alliance: The Urban Alliance focuses on public policy evaluation and development, public education, and legislative advocacy. The League of Wisconsin Municipalities’ Board of Directors created the Urban Alliance in 2011 to ensure that chief executives and finance directors from larger municipalities have a forum to discuss and advocate on issues of concern to urban areas. FOR MORE INFORMATION: John Dickert, Urban Alliance President, 262-636-9111 12:30 p.m.
· Milwaukee Press Club Gridiron Awards Dinner
InterContinental Hotel, 139 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.
· MPS marks 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
Milwaukee French Immersion School, 2360 N. 52nd St., Milwaukee. Milwaukee Public Schools will mark the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education with a bell ringing ceremony to symbolically mark the opening of schoolhouse doors to children of all races. In its Brown v. Board decision, the justices ruled "separate but equal" schooling was unconstitutional. The bell ringing will be followed by a program that includes: Milwaukee Board of School Directors member Jeff Spence Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thornton Milwaukee NAACP President James Hall Students from MPS' Milwaukee French Immersion School Contact: Tony Tagliavia | Media Manager | (414) 475-8675 | tagliaaj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us 8:45 a.m.
· Public Service Commission
Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison. Open Meeting Agenda CLOSED SESSION - The Commission may recess the open meeting, go into closed session under Wis. Stat. § 19.85(1)(g) to discuss the litigation matter noted below with legal counsel, and reconvene the open meeting pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 19.85(2). 1. FERC Docket EL14-34-000 – Public Service Commission of Wisconsin v. Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. * * * The next open meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 23, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin Arts Board 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison.

May 17
   Fundraisers
· Wisconsin African-American Women Ltd. 18th annual Hat Luncheon
3020 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee. Tickets are $40.00 per person $320.00 table of eight Call 414-933-1652 for information 11:30 a.m.

May 18
   Other
· Grassroots North Shore attorney general forum
North Shore Library, 6800 N. Port Washington Road, Glendale. Who Should Get Your Vote for Attorney General? Meet the 3 Democratic Candidates for Attorney General at our TOWN HALL on Sunday, May 18 Susan Happ Ismael Ozanne Jon Richards Hear What They Have to Say and ask them your questions. This Office has Become Increasingly Politicized But Also Increasingly Important – Make a Good Choice 3 p.m.

May 19
· AG Van Hollen addresses "Summit 4 Hope"
Appleton West Auditorium, 610 North Badger Ave., Appleton. MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen is pleased to join local officials, law enforcement, legislators, parents and other stakeholders tonight to deliver remarks at the “Summit 4 Hope: Addressing Heroin and Other Substance Abuse Issues in Outagamie County.” A flyer for the Summit is available online at the Appleton Area School District website. Summit 4 Hope Flyer The Summit begins at 6:30 pm at Appleton West Auditorium, located at 610 North Badger Avenue in Appleton. Attorney General Van Hollen is scheduled to speak shortly after 6:45 pm. Special Agent Brad Dunlap with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) – Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) also will serve as a panelist, sharing with attendees how heroin is impacting Wisconsin statewide. Last summer, the multimedia campaign, The Fly Effect, was launched by the Wisconsin DOJ to educate teens, young adults and others about opiates and Heroin. Law enforcement, community groups, families and others are encouraged to view and to share the Fly Effect materials available online at www.theflyeffect.com and www.doj.state.wi.us. To learn more about the DOJ’s recently announced school-based program with the Department of Corrections (DOC), click the following link: DOJ-DOC Guest Column. Contact: Dana Brueck 608/266-1221 6:30 p.m.
   Fundraisers
· Birthday celebration for Milwaukee Ald. José Pérez
Wherehouse, 818 S. Water St., Milwaukee. Host: $410 | 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.
· Campaign fundraiser for Rep. Amy Loudenbeck
Copper Falls, 102 Allen St., Clinton. Special guest Tommy Thompson SUGGESTED CONTRIBUTION: $50 (any donation is appreciated) RSVP @ voteamywi@aol.com or 262-206-4312 5 p.m.
· La Crosse Co. Democratic Party open house
126 5th Ave. S., Suite 102, La Crosse. The La Crosse County Democratic Party will hold an Open House for its 2014 office. he event will run from 5 until 7 p.m. with the regular monthly meeting starting at 7 p.m. John Lehman, candidate for Lt. Gov.; Susan Happ and Jon Richards, candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General, and Dan Bohrod, candidates for State Treasurer, will attend. Contact Vicki Burke, Chair veronicaburke@centurytel.net or cell 608-792-5854 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· AACC: How to obtain bonding and insurance
Urban League, 435 W. North Ave., Milwaukee. African American Chamber of Commerce Presents "HOW TO OBTAIN BONDING AND INSURANCE" Cost: FREE Registration: ON SITE Bonding and Insurance have often been barriers to small businesses from obtaining private sector, city, state, federal, and other public government funded contracts. This workshop is presented by professionals from the SBA and D.S. Blum Inc. It will cover bond resources that are needed to obtain these contracts, present different types of bonding, explain why they are required, and most importantly how to position your company to qualify for the bonding typically required in your industry. 6 p.m.
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Duffy hosts Bronze Star ceremony
Prentice High School, 1025 Town St., Prentice. Rep. Duffy to Honor Vietnam War Veteran at Medal Ceremony To be awarded Army Bronze Star with “V” Device for Heroism Wausau, WI – U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (WI-07) will host a medal ceremony event in Prentice, WI on Monday, May 19, 2014 to honor Vietnam War Veteran, Ronald N. Sandquist with his long over-due, and much deserved, medal for his distinguished and heroic service to our nation. This event is open to the public and the media. Specialist Four Sandquist will be awarded the United States Army Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device for heroism in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. Despite qualifying for the award in 1974, Mr. Sandquist has never received his Medal. On Monday, May 19th, Congressman Duffy will host a special award ceremony from 12:00-1:00 in the gymnasium of Prentice High School to present Specialist Four Sandquist with this long overdue honor. For more information, or to coordinate an interview, please email Cassie.Smedile@mail.house.gov. 12 p.m.

May 20
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Economic incentives are a hot topic in recent headlines…but, do these initiatives really work for economic development? Is there a better play for state policymakers? Therese J. McGuire, Kellogg Professor of Management and Strategy, presents some fascinating insights about tax incentives and other approaches to economic development. Professor McGuire’s expertise includes state and local public finance, fiscal decentralization, property tax limitations, education finance, and regional economic development. She has written about and worked with numerous governments on state tax reform and on the impact of taxes on economic growth. In addition to her role as Professor of Management and Strategy at Kellogg, she serves as Director of the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research and Kellogg’s Real Estate Program, and will begin a three-year term as Senior Associate Dean for Curriculum and Teaching in summer 2014. This is a joint meeting with the Kellogg Alumni Club of Wisconsin. 12 p.m.
· UW-Fox Valley THINC! event
James W. Perry Hall, 1478 Midway Road, Menasha. Microsoft VP keynotes THINC! May 20 at UW-Fox Valley Winners of Insight Innovation Awards to be Announced Winners of the first Insight Innovation Awards will be announced at the third annual THINC! event scheduled 3 to 6 p.m. May 20 at UW-Fox Valley. Efrem Z. Stringfellow, Microsoft vice president of the U.S. Central Region, will keynote the event. How important is innovation? Stringfellow says it’s a top priority for Microsoft. “If you listen to our CEO, Satay Nadella, he’ll tell you our industry does not respect tradition, it only respects innovation. And I think we’re seeing the same thing, quite frankly, in all businesses.” Stringfellow’s talk, “The Sky’s the Limit: How Microsoft Aims High With Innovation,” will address how businesses can leverage technology to enable breakthrough ideas. THINC! – Technology & Human Innovation Networking Conference – is designed to spotlight innovative ideas in a format that provokes, inspires and energizes people to advance the New North economy. The event will be of special interest to business and professional leaders, entrepreneurs, educators and anyone with an interest in innovation. The number and quality of applicants for the first Insight Innovation Awards attest to the fact innovation is alive and well in the New North. Out of 43 nominations, an independent panel of judges narrowed the number of finalists to 15. Finalists are: Appleton Group, LLC, Appleton Aver Informatics, Inc., Green Bay Bay Tek Games, Pulaski Breakthrough Fuel, Green Bay EDCi (Electroline Data Communications Inc.), Appleton Holy Family Memorial, Inc., Manitowoc MEGTEC Systems, Inc., De Pere Menasha Corporation, Neenah Omni Resources, Inc., Appleton Orion Energy Systems, Manitowoc Paper Transport, Inc., Green Bay Séura, Green Bay The Solberg Company, Green Bay St. Norbert College, De Pere Xensr, Green Bay Winners will be announced in four categories: People, Product, Process and Planet, plus a special award for Integrating Innovation. Insight Publications, LLC, is coordinating and hosting the event. TEC (The Executive Committee) is the keynote sponsor. Other program sponsors are WMEP, Wipfli, Tushaus, Miron and Ark Media Group. First Business Bank and New North, Inc., are sponsoring the networking reception. THINC! will take place in the James W. Perry Hall on the UW-Fox campus. Doors open at 3 p.m.; the program begins promptly at 3:30 and networking, including a free drink ticket, will take place in the theater hall from 5 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $55. For more information or to register, visit the THINC! website at: http://www.insightonbusiness.com/2014-thinc/ For more information, contact: Margaret LeBrun or Brian Rasmussen Co-Publishers, Insight Publications LLC (920) 882-0491 3 p.m.
· WIN Madison
   Other
· DOT town hall meeting
MATC West Allis Campus, Room 117, 1200 S. 71st St., West Allis.
· PSC telephone hearing
· PSC telephone hearing
· Vruwink Campaign announcement
The Point, 1108 Superior Ave., Tomah. TOMAH – A special candidate announcement is planned for the 70th Assembly District on Tuesday, May 20th at 12:30pm at The Point, a locally owned concept shop in Tomah. All members of the press are welcome to attend. Contact: Amy Sue Vruwink, info@vruwinkforassembly.com 12:30 p.m.
· WisPolitics.com luncheon: UW System President Ray Cross
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Cross is moving to the president job from the chancellor post at UW Extension. See his bio: http://www.uwex.uwc.edu/chancellor/bio/ Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. Event ends at 1 p.m. $19 for program and buffet luncheon. Pre-registration required: Contact the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or by email:reception@madisonclub.org Sponsored by: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, American Family, Aurora Health Care, Walmart, University Research Park, and Xcel Energy. 11:30 a.m.
· WUWM/MPTV town hall
Centennial Hall, Milwaukee Public Library, 733 N. 8th St., Milwaukee. WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio and Milwaukee Public Television present Black Men in Prison Town Hall: Solutions Centennial Hall of the Milwaukee Public Library What can be done to reduce Wisconsin's high black male incarceration rate? Six months ago, WUWM and MPTV embarked on a collaboration to examine Wisconsin's high black male incarceration rate, which is highest in the nation. The Black Men in Prison series investigated the reasons behind the numbers and the impact on the community. This town hall event marks the end of the series and the start of a public conversation focused on possible solutions. Find all of WUWM's reports at: wuwm.com/projectmilwaukee Add your voice to the conversation and attend the town hall event. 5:30 p.m. - Doors Open 6 - 8 p.m. - Town Hall Forum Joanne Williams, host of MPTV's Black Nouveau, and Mitch Teich, executive producer of WUWM's Lake Effect, will moderate a conversation between a panel of experts and you, the audience. 8 - 9 p.m. - Resource Tables / Continue the Conversation Talk with staff from local agencies and discover volunteer opportunities. Participate in WUWM's "I am more than my record, I am..." web project. Sign up for a library card. Submit your questions before the event. This event is free and open to the public. Questions? Call WUWM's Michelle M. at 414-270-1224. Parking: Street parking is available. 6 p.m.

May 21
   Fundraisers
· Birthday celebration for Milwaukee Co. Supv. Deanna Alexander
Mama’s Italian Cuisine, 7718 W. Burleigh St., Milwaukee. Individual: $33 | Family: $50 | Host: $100+ Contributions in any amount gratefully accepted! Donate online or make checks payable to: Citizens for Servant Leadership, 3526 N. 84th St. Milwaukee, WI 53222 Hosted by: Senator Alberta Darling, Representative Rob Hutton & wife Patti, Representative Dan Knodl, Representative Dale Kooyenga, Representative Jim Ott, Representative Pat Strachota & husband Tom, Bart & Michelle Adams, Michael Anich, Debra Auer, Steve & Mary Jo Baas, Ruth Brash, Scott Bush, Carol Carpenter, CRG Network, Bob & Rose Ann Dieck, Gordon & Jean Lang, Kevin & Jessie Nicholson, Tony & Vicky Ostry, Zeus & Dana Rodriguez, and Scott Woodin. To RSVP or for questions, please contact the campaign at: info@deannaalexander.com Full invitation viewable at: http://deannaalexander.com/birthday-party-fundraiser/ 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Kathy Bernier
The Clarion Hotel - Green Mill, 2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire. Special guest Assembly Speaker Robin Vos SUGGESTED CONTRIBUTION: $100 RSVP BY: 715-590-8754 or email bernier4assembly@gmail.com 5 p.m.
· SCFL 55th annual Bean Feed Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., Madison.
   State Government
· Government Accountability Board
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
   Business Events
· 2014 BizExpo
Potawatomi Bingo Casino Expo Center, Milwaukee.
· Dept. of Workforce Development Fox Valley Career Expo
Fox Valley Career Expo, Sunny View Expo Center, 500 East County Road Y, Oshkosh. Over 100 Employers with 1,000 Plus Openings Registered for Fox Valley Career Expo, Ready to Connect with Job Seekers Tomorrow in Oshkosh OSHKOSH – Over 100 employers with more than 1,000 job openings are ready to connect with job seekers tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the Fox Valley Career Expo in Oshkosh. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), the event is at the Sunny View Expo Center, opening from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for veterans and from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for all pre-screened job seekers. Debra Cronmiller, DWD Job Service Director for the Fox Valley, said registered employers range from small businesses to international corporations, with recognizable organizations, such as Kohler, Quad Graphics, Marinette Marine, Neenah Foundry, Alta Resources, Johnsonville Sausage, Schneider National and Time Warner Cable. Employment opportunities are available in a wide variety of sectors, with openings ranging from entry level positions to engineering, finance and human resource positions paying more than $100,000 a year. Cronmiller will be available for media interviews after 10:30 a.m. to talk about the expo, which takes recruiting to a new level by requiring participating employers to have openings to fill, and by requiring job seekers to register in advance and complete a pre-screening process. The Fox Valley Career Expo also is the first DWD-sponsored event to feature a Virtual Career Expo, allowing registered participants additional opportunities to connect online through June 13. 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.
· St. Norbert College Sport and Society conference
Lambeau Field, 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay. DR. JULIA CHASE-BRAND TO GIVE KEYNOTE AT SPORT AND SOCIETY CONFERENCE DE PERE, WIS.: Dr. Julia Chase-Brand, the first true American road racer, will be a keynote speaker at the academic conference “A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America.” This national conference will be hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, May 19-21, 2014, and will focus on women in sports. Chase-Brand will speak on Wednesday, May 21, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Lambeau Field. Her talk is for conference attendees and media only. In 1961, Julia Chase-Brand challenged the Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU) ban on women’s distance running by being one of three women to run in the famed Manchester, (Conn.), Road Race. At the time, women were not allowed to run with men in these races. After trying out for the 1964 U.S. Olympic Team, she received her doctorate and taught at Barnard College and Rutgers University. Chase-Brand also did research, showing how bats navigate with vision as well as sonar. In 1996, at age 53, a grandmother of two, she became the oldest person to receive a medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in the Bronx. In 2011, at age 69, Chase-Brand returned to run Manchester on the 50th anniversary. The Sport and Society conference is the third of its kind put on by St. Norbert and the Packers; the first was held in 2010. This partnership between an NFL team and an institution of higher education brings together academics and business professionals from around the country. The Packers have held their summer training camp at St. Norbert College for 56 years, the longest such relationship between a pro football team and a college in the NFL. For more on the connections between St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, go to http://www.snc.edu/communications/specialreports/packerconnection.html. The conference fee of $195 includes access to all keynote speeches and concurrent sessions, the conference dinner, luncheons at Lambeau Field and St. Norbert College, and several coffee breaks daily. Conference attendees will also be provided a guided tour of Lambeau Field, admission to the traveling exhibit “Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball” and screenings of sports-related films. For more information on the conference, go to www.snc.edu/sportandsociety, or contact Karen Cleereman, conference administrative coordinator, at sportandsociety@snc.edu or 920-403-3777. The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching and the International Sports Professionals Association are sponsors of the 2014 Sport and Society conference. 12:30 p.m.
   Other
· AG Van Hollen announces Wisconsin Missing Children’s Day poster competition winner
St. Joseph Catholic Academy, 7207 14th Ave., Kenosha. 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 Wednesday afternoon at St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Kenosha. 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: remarks by Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, Academy Principal Kerstin Santarelli, Kenosha Mayor Keith G. Bosman, Academy President Robert Freund, Wisconsin AMBER Alert Coordinator at the Department of Justice Susan WhiteHorse, Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, Kenosha Police Officer Jeff Wamboldt, Gary Henning with the Quadrevion Henning Foundation, a criminal analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Justice and an officer from Milwaukee Police with McGruff the Crime Dog. The program is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Academy (lower campus), located at 7207 14th Avenue in Kenosha. Also on Wednesday, the Department of Justice will provide each student with a Child Identification Kit, child safety and Internet safety information. 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. May 25th is recognized every year as National Missing Children’s Day. Contact: Dana Brueck 608/266-1221 1 p.m.
· DOT town hall meeting
Gateway Technical College, Madrigrano Auditorium, 3520 30th Ave., Kenosha.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Charles Franklin Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· Protect Your Care, Citizen Action of Wisconsin press conference
Center for Quality Community Life, 6830 W. Villard Ave., Milwaukee. Last call for former BadgerCare enrollees to sign up for the Marketplace Advocates urge Governor Walker to put politics aside and use our tax dollars for Wisconsin families by accepting the Medicaid funds Milwaukee - On Wednesday May 21th at 11:00am, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Protect Your Care and allies are calling attention to the limited time left to sign up for BadgerCare. Due to Governor Walker’s decision to reject the Medicaid funding, the tens of thousands of people kicked off of BadgerCare on April 1 have only until May 31 to sign up for care in the Marketplace. Wisconsin health care advocates will gather at the Milwaukee Center for Quality Community Life, which works to improve the socio-economic, education and health conditions of the underprivileged families in the Milwaukee community, to highlight the limited time left to enroll and urge Governor Walker to take federal Medicaid funds. What: Media event on May 21, 2014 highlighting 10 days left for former Medicaid enrollees to sign up for coverage in the Marketplace and urging Governor Walker to accept federal Medicaid funds When: Wednesday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m. Speaking: Representative Mandela Barnes Additional healthcare advocates Contact: Jennifer Wheeler (414) 344-1733, wheeler@nationconsulting.com 11 a.m.
· Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals press conference on Milwaukee Co. Behavioral Health Department
Front steps of Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee. Nurses to Sound Alarm on Staffing Crisis Milwaukee, WI—Nurses who work at the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health complex will hold a press conference tomorrow afternoon at the Milwaukee County Courthouse to call upon County Executive Chris Abele to take immediate action to fill the dozens of nurse vacancies in the Behavioral Health Department (BHD). The direct care nurses will describe the growing staffing crisis which is putting both patients and staff at risk. They will present a list of immediate actions that could be taken to correct the staffing crisis. “Each and every day the staff at BHD do amazing work under dangerous and unsafe conditions. As the frontline caregivers, we are calling upon the County Executive to take immediate action to ensure the safety of the patients and staff,” said Jeff Weber, R.N., president of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals (WFNHP), Local 5001. Who: Jeff Weber, R.N., president of WFNHP Local 5001 and nurses who work at BHD will sound alarm on staffing crisis at the County mental health complex, and present County Executive Abele with hundreds of signatures demanding he take immediate action to correct the staffing epidemic at BHD. When: 1:00 p.m. – Direct care nurses to speak 1:15 p.m. - Nurses will march to County Executive Abele’s office to present hundreds of signatures and a list of corrective actions to be taken immediately to put an end to the staffing crisis. Where: On the front steps of the Milwaukee County Courthouse 901 N. 9th Street, Milwaukee, WI Great visuals of nurses in scrubs with alarm clocks, presenting a list of 10 corrective actions to ensure the safety of the patients and staff at the Behavioral Health Department (BHD). Nurses will also be available for individual interviews. Contact: Debra Kosloske, 414-218-4663 1 p.m.
· WISPIRG press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. New Report on Wisconsin “Brain Drain” Finds State’s College Students Want Alternatives to Driving, Might Influence Where They Locate After Graduation On the heels of commencement ceremonies at campuses across Wisconsin, the WISPIRG Foundation will release a new survey of Wisconsin college students and how their transportation preferences may influence where they choose to live after graduation. The findings indicate that Wisconsin students might be seeking a different transportation future than the spending priorities of state leaders, and recommends reforms. WHO: Mayor Paul Soglin, City of Madison Bruce Speight, WISPIRG Foundation Claire Cameron, UW Madison Student, Class of 2015 CONTACT: Bruce Speight 608-658-3517 bspeight@wispirg.org 10:30 a.m.

May 22
   Fundraisers
· Vince Trovato for Assembly campaign kickoff
Dady-Oh's Restaurant, 250 W. Broadway, Waukesha. Join Vince Trovato at Dady-Oh's in Waukesha as he kicks off his campaign for the 97th Assembly District! Special Guest: Representative Dan Knodl Suggested Contribution: $50 For more information please contact info@vincetrovato.com or 262-370-8160. 7 p.m.
   State Government
· Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections public hearing
328 Northwest, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Mcloone, Viterbo University conference and luncheon
900 Viterbo Court, La Crosse.
   Other
· Dept. of Workforce Development Milwaukee Career Expo
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 WHERE: Milwaukee Career Expo State Fair Expo Center 640 S. 84th Street Milwaukee MILWAUKEE – Ninety employers with over 1,800 job openings are ready to connect with job seekers tomorrow, Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the State Fair Park Expo Center in Milwaukee. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), the event is from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for over 1,000 pre-screened job seekers. Carol Burgett, DWD Job Service Director for the Milwaukee metro area, said the openings include jobs in manufacturing, such as CNC machinists, starting at $20 to $30 an hour, and maintenance mechanics starting at $19 to $24 an hour. Employers also have openings in other sectors, such as healthcare, finance, and transportation. Registered employers include Aurora Health Care, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Generac Power Systems, GE Power & Water, Global Power Components, Quad Graphics, Schneider National, TCF Bank, Time Warner Cable and US Bank. Burgett will be available for media interviews during the expo, which takes recruiting to a new level by requiring participating employers to have openings to fill, and by requiring job seekers to register in advance and complete a pre-screening process. 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. 11:00 a.m.
· Reporting on money’s role in Wisconsin’s 2014 elections
5115 Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave., Madison. A free workshop sponsored by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and hosted by the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism and Mass Communication, in partnership with the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Thursday, May 22 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Workshop topics will include: 1) Tricks for following the money 2) Shining light on dark money 3) Using available tools to report on money in politics 4) How to track the payback Lunch provided. RSVP to 608-255-4260 or wisdc@wisdc.org 9:30 a.m.

May 23
   Fundraisers
· Reception and fundraiser for Rep. Evan Goyke Home of Craig and Jane Nordness, 240 Lakewood Blvd., Maple Bluff.
   State Government
· UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search and Screen Committee
1720 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Other
· MICAH 26th anniversary celebration
Italian Conference Center, Festa Ballroom, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. Come and Join us in celebrating 26 years of Doing What is Just Social Hour: 6pm Program and Dinner: 7pm Keynote Speaker Pastor Louis Sibley, Mt. Zion Baptist Church Tickets will be $50 dollars per person – Table of Ten $500.00 Ticket purchases can be made at the MICAH office 1927 n 4th Street Monday-Friday 9am-1pm starting March 18th 2014 6 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

May 24
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference
Saint Matthew C.M.E Church, 2944 N. 9th St., Milwaukee.
· DVA Memorial Day ceremony
Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, N4063 Veterans Way, Spooner. 1 p.m.

May 25
   Other
· DVA Memorial Day ceremony
Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 21731 Spring St., Union Grove. 11 a.m.

May 26
   Other
· DVA Memorial Day ceremony
Wisconsin Veterans Home, N2665 County Road QQ, King. 9:30 a.m.
· Fallen Warrior Memorial Ceremony with Gov. Walker
Golf Company HTC, Outdoor Memorial, 6001 Manufacturers Drive, Madison. NOTE: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend each of the events. 3 p.m.

May 27
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Tyler August
Geneva Lake Brewing Company, 750 Veterans Parkway, Suite 107, Lake Geneva. Special Guest Speaker Robin Vos Host $500 Sponsor $250 Suggested donation of $50 per person for information email rep.august@gmail.com or call 262-729-9881 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Paul Farrow
Home of Dave and Patti Young, N37W26719 Kopmeier Drive, Pewaukee. Special Guest: Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Featuring wine from Two Brothers Winery in Pewaukee $75 per person $125 per couple PAC no longer accepted To RSVP please contact judi@rhodesstrategies.com or 608-345-3780 Friends for Paul Farrow PO Box 467 Pewaukee, WI 53072 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
Tundra Lodge and Conference Center, 865 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay.
· Senate Committee on Elections and Urban Affairs executive session
8 South, State Capitol.
· Supreme Court open rules petition conference Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol.
· UW Board of Regents special meeting
1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Recently the Wisconsin Supreme Court has generated media attention focusing on its dysfunctional workings and the nastiness of its election campaigns, rather than its true judicial function. Tom Shriner, Partner at Foley & Lardner, will talk about a State Bar plan to address two serious problems currently harming the court: public perception that the desire to be re-elected undercuts judicial independence, and lack of collegiality. The Bar proposes to amend the state constitution to elect justices to 16-year terms (instead of 10) but limit them to a single term. Tom will tell us why the Bar believes this measure will help remedy these problems. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
   Other
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin Burnham Canal tour
11th St. Bridge, North of Bruce St., Milwaukee. 12:00 -12:30 p.m. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will join Mayor Tom Barrett for a project update and tour of the Burnham Canal in Milwaukee on Tuesday, May 27. The Burnham Canal Wetlands project is a public private partnership that will combine economic development with environmental sustainability to improve water quality and fish and wildlife habitat as well as provide access for recreation and education. Senator Baldwin worked to successfully include provisions in the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) that provided support to moving the Burnham Canal project forward. Congress authorized the Burnham Canal as “navigable water" in the 1960s. However, the canal has not been dredged for years and is no longer navigable due to the low hanging bridges that have been built over the years. A provision of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act de-authorizes the Burnham Canal as a navigable waterway, a necessary step to allowing the restoration project to move forward. Senator Baldwin joined an overwhelming 91-7 Senate vote in support of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which passed both houses of Congress this week and will soon be signed into law by the President. Baldwin to Tour Burnham Canal Project with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Note: Media interested in attending the event should e-mail press@baldwin.senate.gov 12 p.m.

May 28
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
Tundra Lodge and Conference Center, 865 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay.
· Special Regent Committee for UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search
19th Floor Conference Room, Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Other
· PSC telephone hearing
City of Evansville Water & Light Dept., 15 Old Highway 92, Evansville.
· PSC telephone hearing
City Hall, 222 Main St., Cornell.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin discusses college affordability
Vista Conference Room, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, UW-Green Bay. Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will sit down with students Wednesday, May 28, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to discuss the growing cost of a higher education and the impact on the economic future of today’s students. “Making college affordable is one of the most important steps we can take toward building a strong path to the middle class for all Americans,” said Senator Baldwin. “A college education should be a path to prosperity not a path to indebtedness, but student loan debt is holding back an entire generation and creating a drag on economic growth for our country. The ability to refinance at lower rates provides some relief to borrowers and gives them a fair shot at building a stronger future for themselves.” In an effort to give students a fair shot at an affordable education, Baldwin is a co-sponsor of new legislation to allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest rates currently offered to new borrowers. Nearly 40 million Americans have outstanding student loans. According to new data from the Federal Reserve, student loan debt grew by $31 billion from January to March of this year, now totaling $1.2 trillion across the country, making student loan debt the fastest growing household debt category. The rising debt load makes it more difficult for young professionals to purchase homes, automobiles, and other goods, creating a huge drag on the overall economy. According to University of Wisconsin System data, 72 percent of UW System resident students graduated with loan debt in 2011-12, with an average loan debt of $28,002 for these students. Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov 2 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits UW-Oshkosh Environmental Research and Innovation Lab
783 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Visit UW-Oshkosh, Join NEW ERA Leaders for Announcement, Tour ERIC Lab Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will join Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA) leaders on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 to announce a new, regional engineering degree program developed by NEW ERA faculty and local manufacturing leaders and tour the Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) lab on campus. Faculty from 13 NEW ERA partner colleges and institutions and leaders of regional businesses, including those in the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance, have collaborated on a trio of engineering technology degrees (electrical, environmental and mechanical) to train students for the highly skilled engineering jobs in the region and to meet the demands of local manufacturers. Students in the program can begin their academic studies at any one of 13 NEW ERA institutions - four technical colleges, five UW Colleges, the tribal college, UW–Green Bay and UW-Oshkosh - and finish the program at either UW-Green Bay or UW-Oshkosh. Baldwin will also tour UW-Oshkosh's ERIC lab, one of the key student-and-faculty-research-and-learning hubs involved in the new regional, engineering technology program. The tour will feature the laboratory space and instructional space for analytical and scientific analysis of various materials, including water. The ERIC lab has many facets revolving around the ultimate goal of informing the public of potential health risks associated with recreational and drinking water. Earlier this year, Baldwin authored the Grants for Renewable Energy Education for the Nation (GREEN) Act, aimed at job training and workforce readiness for high skilled jobs in clean energy. The Act allocates competitive grant funding for clean energy career and technical training programs so that students are better trained for post-secondary education and better equipped for the high-skilled jobs of the future. Baldwin visited members of NEW ERA - Lakeshore Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to highlight their current academic programs when she announced the legislation. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Note: Media interested in attending the event should e-mail press@baldwin.senate.gov 10 a.m.

May 29
   Fundraisers
· Birthday party fundraiser for Sen. Leah Vukmir
Alioto’s Restaurant, 3041 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa. Special Guest: Senator Scott Fitzgerald Host Levels: Platinum ($1,000); Gold ($500); Silver ($250); Copper ($100) $40 for an individual and $70 for a couple to attend PAC no longer accepted For questions or to RSVP please contact (262) 345-4063 or senate@wisgop.org Friends of Leah Vukmir PO Box 13903 Wauwatosa, WI 53212 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Howard Marklein
Marty's at the Voyageur Inn, 200 Viking Drive, Reedsburg. State Senate Candidate Howard Marklein With Special Guest Governor Tommy G. Thompson Suggested Contribution: $40/person, $60/couple PAC no longer accepted RSVP to 608-257-8035 or howard@howardmarklein.com Please make checks payable to Taxpayers for Marklein S11665 Soeldner Road Spring Green, WI 53588 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Terese Berceau
Great Dane Pub - Hilldale, 357 Price Place, Madison. Special guest Rep. Chris Taylor Suggested contribution $35; all contributions gratefully accepted Friends of Terese Berceau 4326 Somerset Lane Madison 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· AACC annual meeting
Helen Bader Foundation 233 N. Water St., Milwaukee. The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for your chamber, the African American Chamber of Commerce (AACC), to highlight its accomplishments over the last year and present its platform morning forward. We are the premier organization to promote and support the sustainability of African American businesses through 5 pillars of service: advocacy, access to capital, business development, entrepreneurship, and contracts. What you can expect for the evening? Annual Meeting 4:30 - 5:00pm Networking 5:00 - 6:30pm Program Featured Presentations: Jerry Roberts Program Officer, Helen Bader Foundation Successful Businesses=Jobs: According to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of African American-owned firms increased by 60.5 percent between 2002 and 2007 to 1.9 million firms; growing employment 22 percent over the five-year period and exceeding that of non-minority businesses (2011). As reported in The 2013 State of African American Women Owned businesses, commissioned by American Express OPEN, there are an estimated 2.3 million African American-owned firms in the U.S., employing just under 1 million (975,900) workers and generating $158 billion in revenues. Alonzo Kelly President, Kelly Leadership Group, LLC Entrepreneurial Leadership: The most successful businesses are those whose employees at every level embrace the entrepreneurial spirit. Kelly will share the six key strategies for ensuring organizational success that must be adopted by everyone in the organization. These six steps ensure that businesses will not simply survive but thrive in an ever evolving economy. Parking Instructions In addition to parking on the street, parking is available in the parking structure located on the corner of Water and Chicago. Special thanks to the Helen Bader Foundation for hosting the annual meeting. Register Now! We look forward to seeing you on May 29th! Sincerely, Dr. Eve M. Hall, President/CEO African American Chamber of Commerce ehall@aaccmke.org 414-462-9450 4:30 p.m.
· MMAC: Avoid the Pitfalls of Change Implementation
756 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee.
· Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren seminar: "Navigating FMLA -- Federal vs. Wisconsin"
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., 1000 N. Water St., Suite 1700, Milwaukee.
   Other
· Allen Campaign press conference
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. Scott Allen and Paul Decker to Speak May 29th (Waukesha, WI) – All media is invited to attend an announcement event on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee Wisconsin. The event will take place at approximately 8:00 AM following a breakfast fundraiser which begins at 7:30 AM. Speaking at the event will be businessman and local elected official, Paul Decker, and 97th Assembly District candidate Scott Allen. The 97th Assembly District includes the southern half of the City of Waukesha, much of the Town of Waukesha and eastern parts of the Towns of Genesee and Mukwonago. The primary election is August 12th CONTACT: Mary Gainey (650) 863-1911 8 a.m.
· State Superintendent’s Task Force on Wisconsin’s Achievement Gap
Hyatt on Main, 333 Main St., Green Bay.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Cooperative Resources International
117 E. Green Bay St., Shawano. Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Cooperative Resources International (CRI) in Shawano on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Baldwin will tour the facility and learn about the services the agricultural member-owned cooperative provides to the dairy and cattle industries. Baldwin has been a strong supporter of agricultural research programs in the U.S. Senate and voted for the recently-passed bipartisan Farm Bill. Contact: press@Baldwin.Senate.gov 10:30 a.m.

May 30
   Business Events
· NeighborhoodLIFT Milwaukee
Wisconsin Center, Hall A, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Sortwell for Assembly campaign announcement
Brown County Courthouse, 100 S. Jefferson St., Green Bay. Shae Sortwell Announces Candidacy for State Assembly, District 90 For two years, our district, our city, has had no voice in Madison. We have had no representative working on issues that actually matter to the people of Green Bay. It is time to change that and elect a strong, independent voice for liberty and the people. Please join us for the official kick-off. For more information, contact Shae Sortwell 920-366-4398 or email votesortwell@gmail.com 2 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Marshfield
Contact: press@Baldwin.Senate.gov U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Visit Marshfield Friday Attend Mayor’s Dairyfest Breakfast, Visit Felker Brothers Corporation Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Marshfield on Friday, May 30, 2014. Baldwin will attend the Mayor’s Dairyfest Breakfast at the Marshfield Fairgrounds Friday morning. Baldwin will also visit Felker Brothers Corporation, one of the nation’s leading producers of stainless steel pipe. Felker employs 200 workers at its headquarters in Marshfield and has been in operation as a family-run business for over a century. Baldwin recently delivered testimony at a hearing of the International Trade Commission (ITC) on behalf of Felker. The purpose of Baldwin’s attendance at the hearing was to highlight the importance of the stainless pipe industry and to address an important trade matter that impacts Felker. Baldwin will tour Felker’s Marshfield facility and hear more about the challenges that Felker and the industry are facing from unfairly traded imports. 6:30 a.m. Mayor’s Dairyfest Breakfast, Marshfield Fairgrounds Expo Building, 513 E. 17th St., Marshfield. 11 a.m. Felker Brothers Corp., 1707 E. 4th St., Marshfield. 6:30 a.m.
· WPPA annual convention Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells.

May 31
   Fundraisers
· Farmers Market brunch with U.S. Rep. Pocan
Home of Hans and Mary Lang Sollinger, 1206 Sherman Ave., Madison. Please join us for a FARMER’S MARKET BRUNCH and a Washington, DC update from CONGRESSMAN MARK POCAN Saturday, May 31st 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Bushel: $1,000 | Peck: $500 | Seed: $250 $1 for each day it takes to grow a plant from seed to harvest Sponsorship Levels Per Couple Suggested Individual: $75 All contributions greatly appreciated! To sponsor the Brunch or RSVP, simply respond to this email, or call Mary Lang Sollinger at (608) 212-6889, or Alison Modrak at (414) 426-6188 Or visit: www.pocanforcongress.com/market 11:30 a.m.
   Other
· WPPA annual convention Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells.

June 1
   Other
· Grassroots North Shore rally for Mary Burke
Cahill Park, Whitefish Bay. Meet Mary Burke and hear from her on Sunday June 1 at Cahill Park – across from the Whitefish Bay High School. Doors open at 5:00; Mary will arrive at 5:30 and will meet & greet from 5:30 to 6:00. Presentation and Q&A from 6:00-7:00. Grassroots North Shore will provide substantial refreshments - Please join us for this exciting event and BRING YOUR FRIENDS! 5 p.m.
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
City Hall, 3805 S. Casper Drive, New Berlin.
· WPPA annual convention Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells.

June 2
   Fundraisers
· ADCC candidate rollout
Best Western Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. Please join the ADCC for the Assembly Democrats Candidate Rollout Event Contribution levels: Sponsor $1000 (Admits 5 guests) Host: $500 (Admits 3 guests) Individual Attendance: $250 Individual and conduit only. Please give Jen Broberg a call at 608-258-9225 or email her at jenb@wisdems.org with any questions. 6:30 p.m.
· CERS candidate roll out event
Inn on the Park, 22 South Carroll St., Madison. The Committee to Elect a Republican Senate invites you to our Candidate Roll out Event Come and meet all of our Republican Senators and candidates for the 2014 election cycle (more announcements coming before the event) $200 per person to attend, lunch provided. PAC not accepted. Personal and conduit checks can be made payable to: CERS PO Box 2741 Madison, WI 53701 Checks must be received prior to attendance. For questions or to RSVP contact senate@wisgop.org or 608-257-8035 11:30 a.m.
· RACC’s Meet our Candidates reception
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. $250 per person Individual and Conduit Dollars Welcome No PAC or Corporate Contributions RSVP Appreciated Please make checks payable to: Republican Assembly Campaign Committee (RACC) PO Box 215, Madison, WI 53701 Questions:mhubbard@wisgop.orgor608-279-1275 5:30 p.m.
· Senate Democrats 2014 candidate roll-out
Inn on The Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. Join the Senate Democrats as we introduce our candidates and officially kick-off 2014 election. Meet our candidates and receive an update on each of the Democratic Senate campaigns that will determine the majority in 2015. Host: $1000 Sponsor: $500 Individual: $250 Individual, Conduit and limited PAC accepted. Send rsvp and payment to SSDC, PO Box 164, Madison, WI 53701 Contact Jim Smith (608) 332-4108; jims@wisdems.org 4 p.m.
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents special meeting
1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Small Business Week news conference
Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub, 1203 N. 10th St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Governor’s Council on Highway Safety
Wisconsin State Patrol, De Forest Post, 911 W. North St., De Forest. Meeting Agenda Call to order (Chair, Randy Thiel) Roll Call Introduction of Members and Guests Approval of Minutes from meeting on Monday, March 3, 2014 Bureau of Transportation Safety update (BOTS Director David Pabst) Rail Transport and Safety in Wisconsin *Office of Commissioner of Railroads (Tom Clauder) Updates on Roundabouts in Wisconsin (WisDOT DTSD representative) Wisconsin’s Air Support Unit for enforcement against aggressive driving and speeding (Sergeant Ryan Chaffee) Council Member feedback and update New business Adjourn 10 a.m.

June 3
   Fundraisers
· Reception in support of U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy
The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Host Levels of Support: Platinum: $2600/Gold: $1000/Silver: $500/Bronze: $250 Attendees: $100 Per Person RSVP or contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· City of Milwaukee Small Business Sustainability Conference
100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. History scholar David Black will present on the alliance between Australian Socialist Prime Minister John Joseph Curtin and General Douglas MacArthur, which paved the way for the defeat of Japan to end World War II. Mr. Black is currently an advisor to the West Australian Parliament in Perth, West Australia. He taught Australian history and politics for over 30 years at Curtin University in Perth and is a historical consultant for the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library. This is the first of several programs presented by Mr. Black during MacArthur Memorial Week, June 3-7, 2014. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation annual meeting
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. WCEDC's Annual Meeting will showcase the Food & Beverage Manufacturing industry and its impact as one of Waukesha County's economic engines for growth. Who should attend? Business leaders with an interest in growing businesses in Waukesha County Why should you attend? Learn about innovations in this sector Hear about WCEDC's role in this growing industry Learn how the sector fuels job creation, investment in the county and supports a growing supply chain Network with other business leaders in the region What will you experience? Exhibits of innovative companies in the Food & Beverage Manufacturing sector A culinary challenge between two Waukesha County restaurants emceed by renowned chef and restaurant owner, Sandy D'Amato Hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar BONUS! All attendees will receive an autographed copy of Sandy D'Amato's new book, Good Stock: Life on a Low Simmer 5 p.m.
· Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference
Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison.
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Moore joins Milwaukee Small Business Week
Wolf Peach Restaurant, 1818 N. Hubbard St., Milwaukee. Milwaukee, WI – Tomorrow, June 3, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) will join Eric Ness, the District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Wisconsin District, to celebrate our small businesses. “I’m excited to visit small businesses and discuss the important role they play in creating jobs in Milwaukee,” said Rep. Moore. “I’m also eager to engage with small business owners to help direct them to the many resources available to help them grow and thrive. I’m proud to support our small businesses and Milwaukee Small Business Week.” Congresswoman Gwen Moore and SBA Wisconsin District Director Eric Ness will visit Wolf Peach Restaurant and Northwest Family Activity & Events Center at 10am and 11am respectively. WHO: Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) Eric Ness, District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration Wisconsin District WHAT: Milwaukee Small Business Week WHEN: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT WHERE: Wolf Peach Restaurant 1818 N. Hubbard St. And Northwest Family Activity & Events Center 4034 W. Good Hope Road Contact: Staci Cox (202) 225- 4572 10 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
West Allis Public Library, 7421 W. National Ave., West Allis.
· WEDC Secretary Hall makes economic development announcement
Duluth Trading Company Forge Conference Room, 102 W. Main St., Mount Horeb. Duluth Trading Company officials will also details plans for new downtown Innovation Center WHAT: Reed Hall, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, will join village officials in making a major economic development announcement regarding the Mount Horeb Innovation Center. Duluth Trading Company and village officials also will share details about the project and its impact on Mount Horeb. WHEN: 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 3 WHERE: Duluth Trading Company Forge Conference Room (next to retail store) 102 W. Main St., Mount Horeb DETAILS: Reed Hall will be joined by Mount Horeb Village President Dave Becker; Stephanie Pugliese, president and COO of Duluth Trading Company; and Brad Murphy, executive director of the Mount Horeb Area Economic Development Corporation, in the press conference. All four will be available for media interviews following the formal event. Contact: Mark Maley, 608-210-6767 mark.maley@wedc.org 2:30 p.m.

June 4
   Fundraisers
· Emerge Wisconsin Woman of the Year Awards Grain Exchange, 225 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· Fundraiser for Dana Duncan for Assembly
Andy’s Bar and Grille, 410 E. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids. You are cordially invited to attend a fundraiser for Dana Duncan, Democratic Candidate for the 72nd Assembly against Scott Krug. Host: $250 Co-Host: $100 Friend: $50 Supporter: $25 Refreshments will be available RSVP with Thomas Duncan at 715-451-0503 or at duncanforassembly.org 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Gov. Scott Walker
Chenequa Country Club, 6250 N. Highway 83, Hartland. Please join Governor Walker for a Cocktail Reception on the banks of Beaver Lake! 5:00pm - Host Reception & Photo Opportunity 6:00pm - General Reception Host Levels: $2500 - $1000 - $500 General Reception: $250 per couple For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-441-1649 / colleen@scottwalker.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Senate candidate Ernie Wittwer
White School Studio, 232 N. Lexington St., Spring Green. 5:00 — 6:30 PM Featuring Special Guest Senator Kathleen Vinehout Hear what Ernie has to say about public schools, local control and our economy. Consider a donation prior to the event of $500 — Patron, $250 — Sponsor or $100 — Supporter. Contributors will be recognized at the event for their generous donation. Suggested donation of $25 at the door wittwerforsenate.com 5 p.m.
· Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett 2014 restaurant roundtable
Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. Mayor's Club Member's receive admission for two. Individual seats and table opportunities also available. Contact Zach for more information: zach@barrettformilwaukee.com or (414) 271-8050 5:30 p.m.
· Reception in support of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. 5:00 Event Chair & Host Reception 5:30 Main Reception $2600 Event Chair $1000 Event Host Attendee: $250 Per Couple RSVP or contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Benjamin Moore Main Street Matters launch Mead Public Library Plaza, 710 N. 8th St., Sheboygan.
· Inbound Marketing Day Milwaukee
Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. Whether you’re an Inbound Marketing Ninja or just looking to get started with a content strategy, Inbound Marketing Day is designed to inspire insight and discussion into today’s hottest inbound marketing topics. Focusing on tactics and best practices, Inbound Marketing Day brings together industry experts and the community to provide you with the skills to succeed in digital and inbound marketing. Inbound Marketing Day Includes: All-star lineup of industry-leading speakers Dan Zarrella, Social Media Scientist at Hubspot Oli Gardner, Co-Founder of Unbounce Ezra Fishman, Director of Marketing at Wistia Luke Summerfield, Director of Inbound Marketing at Savvy Panda Topic Specific Round Table Lunch Community Submitted and Voted Tracks Ask an Expert Tables Ticket information: can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inbound-marketing-day-registration-11264090197 $125 Early Bird Registration (ends May 12) $175 Regular Registration Sponsored by: Savvy Panda, BMA Milwaukee www.savvypanda.com 8 a.m.
· Indonesia-U.S. Midwest Business Forum
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee Small Business Week panel discussion
100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee.
· Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference
Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison.
   Other
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, DWD Secretary Newson congratulate graduates of high school job training program
Carroll University, Shattuck Auditorium, 218 N. East Ave., Waukesha. WAUKESHA – Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will join the newest graduating class of GPS Education Partners at their graduation ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Carroll University, 218 N. East Avenue, Waukesha. GPS Education Partners assists in the creation of partnerships between local businesses and education to meet the needs of non-traditional high school students. These partnerships offer educational programs that provide students with an opportunity to earn their high school diploma through an integrated learning experience linking academic standards with real-world applications. Since 2000, GPS Education Partners has successfully prepared students for continued education and meaningful careers through hands-on education in a manufacturing environment. WHEN: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 6:00 p.m. ** Press availability at 5:30 p.m. at the Stackner Ballroom at the Campus Center ** CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 5:30 p.m.
· MPC Newsmaker Luncheon: Milwaukee Co. Exec. Chris Abele
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· Southeast Wisconsin regional heroin/opiates symposium
Alumni Memorial Union, Grand Ballroom, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Milwaukee Common Council President Michael J. Murphy, in collaboration with the Zilber Family Foundation, Mayor Tom Barrett and elected officials and community leaders in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Racine and Washington Counties, will be holding a Southeast Wisconsin Regional Heroin/Opiates Symposium tomorrow (Wednesday, June 4) to share ideas and solutions around the theme "Heroin: Not on Our Watch - Protecting Our Communities." The collaborative symposium will include an array of panelists and speakers, including Michael Gottlieb, director of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and Bridget Brennan, Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York City. The symposium will also feature State Representative John Nygren, who gained national attention last year after introducing state legislation to combat the state’s heroin and opiates addiction crisis after his daughter – a heroin addict -- survived a near-fatal overdose. The symposium will be held tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of Marquette University’s Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. President Murphy said he believes the symposium is an important milestone in creating a regional pushback and strategic approach to the devastation being wrought by the heroin trade and addiction to heroin and opiates. “Heroin and opiates addiction and its devastating consequences do not recognize municipal boundaries – bringing overdose deaths, ruined lives and crime to communities across southeastern Wisconsin,” he said. “It is essential that we collaborate and look at this problem from a regional perspective. Law enforcement, public health and drug treatment professionals from throughout the region need to cooperate as much as possible in the areas of drug abuse prevention, drug trade interdiction and criminal intelligence,” President Murphy said. “The abuse of opiates is having a devastating impact on public health and safety in communities throughout Wisconsin and across the United States,” Michael Gottlieb said. “While there are no silver bullet solutions to this challenge, we know that every sector of our society - parents, patients, healthcare providers, law enforcement and manufacturers – each play a vital role in making our communities healthier and safer. The drug challenge is a public health issue, not just a criminal justice issue and by pursing a holistic response to this epidemic we know we can save lives.” The event will include participation by Mayor Tom Barrett, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, James Santelle, U.S. Attorney, Eastern District – Wisconsin, as well as Ozaukee County Board Chairman Lee Schlenvogt, Waukesha County Board Chairman Paul Decker, Racine County Executive Jim Ladwig and Commissioner Bevan K. Baker of the Milwaukee Health Department. Please go to http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e99155enc3d4c638&llr=frtvqyeab for more information about the symposium. 8 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Duffy town hall meeting
American Legion, 1404 McCauley Ave., Rice Lake. Wausau, WI – U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (WI-07) will host a town hall in Barron County on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Rep. Duffy invites constituents in the area to join him to discuss the important issues on the minds of Wisconsinites. This event is open to all 7th District constituents and the media. For more information about this event, call (715) 298-9344 3:30 p.m.
· WisPolitics.com/WisBusiness.com: Future of Wisconsin Transportation II
D.J. Bordini Center, Fox Valley Technical College, 5 Systems Drive, Appleton. Featuring U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, vice chair of the House Highways Subcommittee Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. Program goes from Noon to 1:15 p.m. Congressman Ribble address followed by a panel discussion: "Exporting Wisconsin Transportation's Role in the Global Marketplace'' Price: $24 at the door/$18 if paid in advance. ADVANCE REGISTRATION: click below and write "June 4 Ribble'' on the "purpose of payment" line. CLICK HERE: https://secured-site10.com/wispolitics/online_payment/ SPONSORED BY: Wisconsin Counties Association, the Wisconsin Transportation Development Association and the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association 11:30 a.m.

June 5
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Jessie Rodriguez
1219 Manitoba Ave., South Milwaukee. SUGGESTED CONTRIBUTION: $50 per person/ $75 per couple HOST LEVELS: Gold $500 Silver $250 Bronze $100 RSVP: Mail or email Friends for Jessie 9312 S 33rd Street Franklin, WI 53132 info@jessieforassembly.com 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Ron Kind
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. Sponsorships available: Host: $1,000 Co-Host: $500 Friend: $250 Suggested Contribution: $100 To RSVP and make your contribution please visit www.RonKind.org/Brocach For sponsorship inquiries please contact Johannah at Johannah@GStrategiesLLC.com or (847) 840-5192 5:30 p.m.
· Steitz Campaign Burlington office opening
615 N. Pine St., Burlington. State Senate Candidate Jonathan Steitz invites you to the Grand Opening of the #TeamSteitz Victory Center Office - Burlington location Join us for pizza and #SteitzCupcakes ! All are welcome. Jonathan looks forward to seeing you and talking about his plans for the campaign. Pizza at 6:30pm 6 p.m.
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
UW-Milwaukee Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee.
   Business Events
· Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast
The Courthouse, 250 Garden Lane, Beloit.
   Other
· 19th AD candidate forum
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2618 N. Hackett Ave., Milwaukee. Assembly Hopefuls To Discuss Issues, Take Questions From Voters June 5 at East Side Candidate Forum Milwaukee, WI (May 27, 2014) – The four Democratic candidates for Wisconsin Assembly District 19 will discuss their positions and take questions from voters at a candidate forum 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 5 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2618 N. Hackett Avenue. Six East Side neighborhood groups are sponsoring the forum. The candidates will face off in a primary election Tuesday Aug. 12. Since no Republican has announced a candidacy, the Democratic primary winner likely will be the only candidate on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. The four candidates are Dan Adams, Jonathan Brostoff, Marina Dimitrijevic and Sara Geenen. Rep. Jon Richards, who has held the seat since 1998, is running for attorney general and is not seeking reelection to the Assembly. The 19th District includes Milwaukee’s East Side, Bay View, East Town and Historic Third Ward neighborhoods. The forum is free and open to the public. Bruce Murphy, editor of Urban Milwaukee, will moderate the event. The forum’s sponsors are the Cambridge Woods Neighborhood Association, Eastside Milwaukee Community Council, Greenwich Village Neighborhood Association, Historic Water Tower Neighborhood, Mariners Neighborhood Association and Murray Hill Neighborhood Association. For further information, please contact Jeff Bentoff of Historic Water Tower Neighborhood at a001d3fd@opayq.com or (414) 465-8710. 5:30 p.m.
· Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin celebrates 20 years
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Rd., Pewaukee. WHAT: Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin’s 20-year anniversary event, The Power of Partnerships, featuring state and national child health experts. Hear from Steven Hirschfeld, MD, PhD, Captain, from the National Children’s Study who will share his perspective on child health measures and what it means for Wisconsin children. Also hear from Mark Del Monte, JD, from the American Academy of Pediatrics who will talk about how we raise our voices for children whether we are in the exam room or on the Senate floor. WHY: More than 1.3 million Wisconsin children are counting on us as advocates and you as the media to be a voice for their important health needs. The National Children’s Study is one of the most comprehensive research efforts, and the largest and most detailed study in history focused on children’s health and development in the United States. Hear more about Wisconsin’s part in the National Children’s Study and what we must do to keep children healthy, safe and able to thrive. WHO: Speakers will include: - Steven Hirschfeld, MD, PhD, Captain, U.S. Public Health Service; Associate Director for Clinical Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Director, National Children's Study; Chief Medical Officer, U.S. Public Health Service Rapid Deployment Force PHS-1
 - Mark Del Monte, JD, Director, Department of Federal Affairs, American Academy of Pediatrics
 - Karen Ordinans, Executive Director, Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin - Jeff Poltawsky, Vice President, American Family Children’s Hospital and Chair, Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin Advisory Board Speakers and/or representatives from all our key initiatives will be available for media interviews. Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin is Wisconsin's voice for children's health. The organization raises awareness, mobilizes leaders and people, impacts public health and implements programs proven to work. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services,Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and American Family Children's Hospital created the alliance in 1994. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin serves as the organization's fiscal agent and home. Contact: Tara Goris, (414) 292-4005 10 a.m.
· Common Cause in Wisconsin forum
Olympia Brown Unitarian Church, 625 College Ave., Racine.
· Milwaukee Transit Riders Union community forum Hillside Terrace Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
Cravath Lakefront Community Center, 341 S. Fremont St., Whitewater.
· UW-Madison forum: Penokee Range mining
Campanile Center, 141 Milwaukee St., Minocqua. EXPERTS TO DISCUSS MINING IN THE PENOKEE RANGE AT JUNE 5 FORUM IN MINOCQUA A final decision won't be made for years but, already, the proposal to build an open-pit iron mine in Iron and Ashland counties has created a stir in Wisconsin. Politicians have updated state laws. Protesters are camped out in the Northwoods. Claims are being made about both economic promise and environmental peril. In the midst of the loud debate, it can be difficult to determine what qualifies as sound information. On Thursday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m., a panel of scientists, engineers and regulators will gather at the Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua to speak to the public and bring context to the issue of mining in the Penokee Range. In a series of short presentations, followed by a moderated question-and-answer session, attendees can expect to hear a comprehensive, value-neutral, scientifically based discussion. The event builds on the popular "Science on Tap" program held at the Minocqua Brewing Company each month. The series routinely draws large crowds to hear about topics ranging from lake levels to deer management to the search for life on other planets. "When we started Science on Tap, we wanted to promote the University of Wisconsin's role as a public provider of solid information on a variety of science-related topics," says Tim Kratz, co-founder of the series and director of Trout Lake Station, part of UW-Madison's Center for Limnology. "From the very first session, we had requests to do a program on the proposed mine." Responding to that demand, Kratz says, he and other Science on Tap sponsors such as the Lakeland Badger Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association, the Minocqua Public Library and Kemp Natural Resources Station decided that, for one night only, "Science on Tap" should be in a bigger venue, tackling its biggest topic yet. Panelists for the event are: - Craig Benson, professor and chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison; - Ann Coakley, director, Bureau of Waste and Materials Management, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; - Steve Donohue, director, mining sector services, Foth & Van Dyke, Green Bay; - Tom Fitz, associate professor, Department of Geosciences, Northland College; - Cyrus Hester, environmental specialist, Bad River Tribe of Lake Superior Chippewa; and - Dominic Parker, assistant professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, UW-Madison. Larry Konopacki, senior staff attorney for the Wisconsin Legislative Council, a nonpartisan service agency of the Wisconsin Legislature, will moderate the forum. "We hope the audience comes away with a better understanding of the issue," says Tom Steele, director of UW-Madison's Kemp Natural Resources Station and co-founder of Science on Tap. "We are not hoping to sway anyone's opinion one way or the other, but to provide information that will help them form their own." The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. Video of the event will be available after the program at http://www.scienceontapminocqua.org. CONTACT: Tim Kratz, 715-614-9152, tkkratz@wisc.edu 6:30 p.m.

June 6
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
UW-Milwaukee Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee.
   Business Events
· Small Business Administration Wisconsin 2014 Awards Breakfast
Italian Conference Center, 631 E Chicago St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Democratic Party of Wisconsin convention
Wilderness Resort, Glacier Canyon Lodge & Convention Center, 45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells.
· Marquette Law School: MacArthur & Beyond
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· Public Service Commission Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Building 610 North Whitney Way Madison.
· WDVA 70th anniversary of D-Day ceremony
Rotunda, State Capitol.

June 7
   Fundraisers
· Afternoon shoot & evening reception with Gov. Scott Walker
Summit Lake Game Farm, 3730 N. Marsh Lake Road, Stone Lake. 1:00 PM ~ Pheasant Shoot 4:00 PM ~ Platinum Host Shoot With Governor Walker 5:00 PM ~ Platinum & Gold Host Roundtable 5:30 PM ~ Platinum, Gold & Silver Host Photo Opp With Governor Walker 6:00 PM ~ Main Reception & Program With Governor Walker Levels of Support (All are on a per couple basis): Platinum: $5000 | Gold: $2500 | Silver: $1000 | Attendees: $500 Checks are made payable to: Friends of Scott Walker • P.O. Box 628471 • Middleton, WI 53562 RSVP to: Mary Stitt at (262)-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com PAC and Conduit contributions welcome 1 p.m.
· Fundraiser for 23rd SD candidate Phil Swanhorst
Growler’s Bar and Grille, Crown Plaza Hotel, 4402 E. Washington Ave., Madison. You're Invited to a Special Event for Phil Swanhorst, 23rd Senate District candidate Sponsorships Available: Growler Sponsor $250 | Pitcher Sponsor $150 | Pint Sponsor $100 Suggested Donation: $50 PAC Accepted, conduit preferred Send checks to: Swanhorst for Senate, PO Box 4, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 4 p.m.
   Business Events
· Black Man's Forum, Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce panel discussion
Coffee Makes U Black, 2803 N. Teutonia Ave., Milwaukee. The Black Man's Forum and The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce presents a panel discussion entitled Money! = Power! = Respect! In the city of Milwaukee we now only have 2 Black owned gas stations, no Black owned cleaners, less than 3 Black owned liquor stores, less than 10 Black owned restaurants, less than 10 Black owned grocery stores (with Lena's included) and the beat goes on. What new business models should we begin to look at to rebuild our economic base? Panelist: Jabari Courtney, Owner, Digital Entrepreneurs, Darvin Moore, Owner, Change Network Corp. Shontina Gladney, Owner, PM Business Group, PMI If you are a business owner, no matter how small, list your business in our Black Business database. Once in our database your business can be found on our website and in our mobile App. 10:30 a.m.
   Other
· Democratic Party of Wisconsin convention
Wilderness Resort, Glacier Canyon Lodge & Convention Center, 45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells.
· “A Single Bullet” youth presentation
Social Development Commission, 4041 N. Richards St., Milwaukee. Contact: Dale Shuster 414-906-2702 “A Single Bullet” Youth Present Shootings and violence fill the daily news and often involve young people. Why? And what could be changed? Since the beginning of 2014, the “Single Bullet” youth project has been studying the nature and impact of gun violence cases in Milwaukee. The young women and men have begun presenting their ideas to their peers in area high school and middle schools. A final presentation addressing how gun violence affects the victims, the perpetrators, their families and the community as a whole will be presented Saturday, June 7. The “Single Bullet” Core Team brings together youth from programs at the Social Development Commission, Milwaukee Public Schools and other area agencies. They have been meeting with Milwaukee Police, community leaders, staff from Project Ujima at Children’s Hospital, and the Homicide Review Commission gain perspective on gun violence and its repercussions in the Milwaukee area. Their research and observations have identified common and concerning elements. The Core Team has developed its own representative cases from these to share and discuss The hour-long presentation “Making Our Own Cases” will offered by the youth to their peers and families on June 7 at 9 am in the Youth and Family Development Program offices at the Social Development Commission (SDC) at 4041 N. Richards Street in Milwaukee. The “A Single Bullet” project, coordinated by SDC Youth programs, is funded by a grant from Safe and Sound. It promotes education and awareness in youth with the ultimate goal of reducing the behavior and situations that lead to violence. Following the presentation, SDC Commissioner Dr. Demond Means, who is co-chair of the agency’s Task Force on Youth and Poverty, will conduct a discussion and listening session with those participating in the “Single Bullet” presentation. That session is part of that Task Force’s efforts to get input from the public on issues surrounding low-income youth living in Milwaukee County including the issue of violence. 9 a.m.

June 8
   Other
· Dads of Wisconsin rally
State Capitol.
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting

June 9
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Sen. Paul Farrow
Home of Jim and Shirley Klauser, W281N3416 Taylors Woods Road SW, Pewaukee. With Special Guest Governor Tommy Thompson Host Levels: $500(Gold), $1,000 (Platinum) $100 per person and $150 per couple to attend PAC no longer accepted For Questions or to RSVP please email judi@rhodesstrategies.com Please make checks payable to Friends of Paul Farrow PO Box 467 Pewaukee, WI 53072 5:30 p.m.

June 10
   State Government
· Government Accountability Board
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Export Compliance Training Seminar
BMO Institute for Learning, 395 N. Executive Drive, Brookfield.
· Fond du Lac Co. EDC "Show Me The Money" meeting
Elks Club, 33 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac. 6 p.m.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Join us as we honor Nan Gardetto as the 2014 Rotary Person of the Year. Read more about Nan’s contributions to making Milwaukee a better place to live and work in a June newsletter article. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· Wisconsin in Washington event
Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St. SW, Washington, D.C. The Wisconsin Procurement Institute Executive Board of Directors is once again hosting the Wisconsin in Washington event June 10, 11 and 12th. This event is a must attend for large and small businesses who are serious about increasing their federal sales. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop their federal network and gather current sales and market information. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask the EXPERTS questions as it relates to their unique problems in the federal contracting space. Most importantly, attendees will have the opportunity to grow their federal market knowledge and relationships. For more information and to register visit: https://sites.google.com/a/wispro.org/wiw2013/home 7:30 a.m.
   Other
· Milwaukee Park East development news conference
Juneau Ave. and Old World Third St., Milwaukee. Contact: Brendan Conway, Communications Director 414.278.5281 Brendan.Conway@MilwaukeeCountyWI.gov Twitter: @MkeCoExecPress New Partnership Will Spark Park East Development City, County, State, Federal Government and Private Sector Working Together MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will announce a new effort and unique partnership next week to market and sell vacant land in the Park East. In a press conference at 9:15 am on Tuesday, June 10th, Abele and Barrett will talk about a new bidding process for land in the Park East and unveil a new logo and marketing efforts. “For the three years I’ve been in office we’ve been working with city leaders to streamline the Park East land sale process, so far our combined efforts have produced successful developments and deals, this new program is a big next step,” said County Executive Abele. “Developing this land will continue to create much needed jobs and tax dollars.” City and county economic development staff have been working with the Commercial Association of Realtors (CARW), the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and development experts for months on this new program to sell the remaining land parcels in the Park East, some of the most valuable undeveloped land in Milwaukee. “Great opportunities exist in the Park East. In this immediate neighborhood luxury homes, corporate headquarters, and other businesses have been built,” Mayor Barrett said. “Now, we want to encourage the next wave of development that will create jobs and economic activity.” “Our partners in the City, County and State, have a shared vision for the possibilities that exist with this land,” said Jim Barry, former CARW Board Chair and one of the driving forces behind the marketing effort. “The creation of a website and marketing plan for this site is a much needed effort that will bring transparency to the process and tools for brokers and developers to use in showcasing the property.” 9:15 a.m.
· WEDC and DWD salute first graduates of Dual Enrollment Academy at WCTC
WCTC Richard T. Sherman Center, 800 Main St., Pewaukee. Wisconsin Workforce, Economic Development Leaders to Salute First Graduates of Dual Enrollment Academy at Waukesha County Technical College MADISON – State leaders from the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will join Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) tomorrow, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in congratulating the first graduates of WCTS's Dual Enrollment Academy. The ceremony will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the WCTC Richard T. Anderson Center in Pewaukee. Under Governor Walker's leadership, DWD and WEDC contributed $77,576 to help fund the academy. Scott Jansen, Director of the DWD Office of Skills Development and Administrator of the DWD Division of Employment and Training, will appear on behalf of DWD Secretary Reggie Newson. Stephanie Walker, WEDC Chief Financial Officer, will appear on behalf of WEDC Chief Executive Officer Reed Hall. WCTC's Dual Enrollment Academy, a pilot program that began last fall, provides Waukesha area high school students training to begin careers in manufacturing. The academy provides training in welding, metal fabrication, tool and die, and information technology, occupations in high demand, and graduating seniors receive industry-recognized workplace certificates for high-demand occupations. The following school districts are collaborating with WCTC: Waukesha, Arrowhead, Elmbrook, New Berlin, Pewaukee, Hamilton, West Allis, and Light House Academy. 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 5 p.m.

June 11
   Fundraisers
· Breakfast fundraiser for Rep. Melissa Sargent
Sunprint Cafe, 10 W. Mifflin St., Madison. Enjoy Pastries, quiche and coffee before you head into the office. RSVP appreciated Champion: $500.00 Supporter $250.00 Friend $100.00 All Contributions Gratefully Accepted, PAC and Conduit Please make checks payable to: Friends of Melissa Sargent 8 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 7th CD candidate Kelly Westlund
Home of Alison Brooks, 1802 Monroe St., Unit 409, Madison. Wine and Westlund: A Win for Wisconsin Please join us for an evening of wine and conversation with Congressional Candidate Kelly Westlund (WI-7) Host: $500 | Friend: $250 | Supporter: $100 Suggested contribution: $35 Please make checks payable to: Kelly Westlund for Congress 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Janis Ringhand for Senate
Genna's Cocktail Lounge, 105 W. Main St., Madison. Featuring the Women of Dane County: Terese Berceau, Dianne Hesselbein, Sondy Pope, Melissa Sargent and Chris Taylor Sponsorship Levels: $500, $250 and $100 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 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club
Inn on the Park, Madison Meeting features the Rotary Club of Madison Centennial Plaza Dedication. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
   Other
· MPC Newsmaker Luncheon: Milwaukee Public Museum President and CEO Dennis Kois
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· State Superintendent Evers attends FFA awards ceremony
Alliant Energy Center, Exhibition Hall — Hall D, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison. MADISON — From service in the community to competitive events, industry tours, and an agriscience fair, the 85th Annual Wisconsin State FFA Convention will bring 3,500 students, teachers, parents, and business and industry leaders to the Alliant Energy Center in Madison for a June 9 to 12 celebration of the organization’s contributions to Wisconsin’s strong agricultural education programs. State Superintendent Tony Evers will address the Fifth Session of the convention at 2 p.m. Wednesday. During this portion of the four-day convention, the Food for America awards, High School Quiz Bowl awards, Wisconsin FFA degrees, FFA Foundation scholarships, and Job Interview awards will be presented. The 2014 Wisconsin FFA Convention opened on Monday with day of service activities at six sites in Madison. The Grand Opening session will be at noon Tuesday. Closing ceremonies begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The Wisconsin Association of FFA was founded in 1929 to support agricultural education: the practical application of mathematics, science, English, and social studies in real world, hands-on situations. The Wisconsin Association of FFA is the largest career and technical student organization in the state, with more than 19,000 members in 255 chapters serving students in both urban and rural school districts. NOTE: Additional information about the 2014 Wisconsin State FFA Convention is available at http://www.wisconsinffa.org. Contact: Tom McCarthy, DPI Communications Officer, (608) 266-3559 2 p.m.
· WISCAPE: University Boards and the New Normal

June 12
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 7th CD candidate Kelly Westlund
Water Buffalo Restaurant, 249 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Wine and Westlund: a Win for Wisconsin Hosted by Sen. Chris Larson, Jesus Salas, Sachin Chheda, Former Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson, and Dan Eder Host: $500 | Friend: $250 | Supporter: $100 Suggested minimum contribution: $35 Checks payable to: Kelly Westlund for Congress, PO Box 1013, Ashland, WI 54806 To RSVP, visit: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/7244745246667441920 For more information, contact Haffa Abdullah at (347) 855-6441 or hafeezah@kellywestlund.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Gov. Scott Walker
The Home of Trish & Chris Shult, 4734 Hewitts Point Road, Oconomowoc. Please join Governor Walker for a Cocktail Reception on the banks of Oconomowoc Lake! 6:00pm - Host Reception & Photo Opportunity 7:00pm - General Reception Host Levels: $2500 - $1000 - $500 General Reception: $250 per couple For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-441-1649 / colleen@scottwalker.com 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Gordon Hintz
The Rigby, 119 E. Main St., Madison. Hintz for Assembly 2014 Madison Event Sponsorship Levels: Host ($500) Sponsor ($250) Supporter ($100) Suggested minimum contribution is $25. All contributions gratefully accepted. Individual, conduit & PAC contributions accepted. Make Checks payable to: Hintz for Assembly, P.O. Box 1424, Oshkosh, WI 54901. Please RSVP at 920.232-0805 or info@hintzforassembly.com Lobbyists: If you have received this notice, it is not a solicitation for your personal contribution. 4:30 p.m.
· Luncheon in support of AG candidate Brad Schimel
University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. With Special Guest Governor Scott Walker 11:00 a.m. - Host Roundtable (Platinum) 11:30 a.m. - Photo Opportunity (Platinum/Gold) 12:00 p.m. - Luncheon (Silver) $1,000– Platinum Host, $500 – Gold Host, or $250 – Silver Host PAC contributions are welcome Please make checks payable to: Schimel for Attorney General, P.O. Box 2287, Waukesha, WI 53187 Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 11 a.m.
   Business Events
· AACC WHEDA workshop Eaton Building, 4201 N. 27th St., Milwaukee.
· MITA: "Australia: A Market Half-way Around the World at Your Doorstep"
Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Madison. Madison International Trade Association June Event: Australia: A Market Half-way Around the World at Your Doorstep Madison, WI – The Madison International Trade Association (MITA) will host a discussion on Australia: a market half-way around the world at your doorstep on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Australia is one of Wisconsin’s top five trading partners and the IMF forecast shows its annual average GDP growth of 3.1%. The audience will learn why this country is such a good market for Wisconsin products and how can local companies gain and expand their access in this market. Angela Foley, founder of the Foley and Associates PTY, will provide insight on how can businesses maximize their opportunities to do business in Australia and New Zealand. Her company provides trade advise and detailed market research in this part of the world. She also spent eight years as a Senior Business Development Manager with the Australian Trade Commission in London and was instrumental in assisting the Sydney 2000 Olympic Commerce Center to assist businesses in maximizing their opportunities generated by the Olympic Games. Cassendra Keener, Director of Investment with the Australian Trade Commission, will join Ms. Foley during the panel discussion. The event takes place at the Madison Marriott West (1313 John Q Hammons Drive). Registration starts at 11:30 a.m.; the program begins at 12:30 p.m. and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Tuesday, June 10th and can be made at www.mitatrade.org. The cost to attend is $35 for members and $50 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: Stanley Pfrang Communications Director Madison International Trade Association Ph: 608-210-6777 Communications@mitatrade.org 11:30 a.m.
   Other
· Clean Lakes Alliance press conference
Lake Farm County Park, Shelter #2, 4330 Libby Road, Madison. Lands’ End to Engage in 4th Annual Volunteer Day with Clean Lakes Alliance, County Madison, Wisconsin – County Executive Joe Parisi will speak at a press conference on Thursday, June 12th at 10 a.m. featuring remarks by Lands’ End Director of Sustainability Randy Peterson; Lands’ End Senior Vice President, Employee and Customer Services Kelly Ritchie; and Clean Lakes Alliance president Don Heilman to kick off the 4th annual Volunteer Day partnership between the Clean Lakes Alliance Renew the Blue Volunteer Days, Lands’ End corporate sponsorship of the Clean Lakes Alliance, and Dane County’s Take a Stake in Our Waters initiative. A group of over 150 Lands’ End employees will volunteer their time spending a day at Lake Farm County Park clearing and treating invasive species to improve and protect the lakeshore. Clean Lakes Alliance has partnered for 4 years with Dane County by engaging its corporate partners, like Lands’ End, in an annual day of lakeshore volunteering through the county’s weeklong Take a Stake in the Lakes initiative, now expanded year-round and across the watershed to Take a Stake in Our Waters. Contact: Katie Van Gheem kathryn.vangheem@cleanlakesalliance.com 10 a.m.
· Community for Change documentary screening Marcus Renaissance Theatre, 10411 Washington Ave., Sturtevant.
· Gov. Walker attends Stella & Chewy’s groundbreaking ceremony
10600 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will attend a groundbreaking ceremony at Stella & Chewy’s expansion site in Oak Creek on Thursday. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1629 1:50 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, DWD Secretary Newson congratulate Project SEARCH graduates
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Lt. Governor Kleefisch, Secretary Newson to Congratulate Graduates of Job Training Program for People with Disabilities MADISON – Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will join the newest graduating class of Project SEARCH at their graduation ceremony. Project SEARCH is a training and education program for students with disabilities in their last year of high school. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in the Auditorium, 9000 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee. The Project SEARCH program at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is one of seven current sites in Wisconsin. In his 2014 State of the State Address, Governor Scott Walker announced expansion plans for Project SEARCH that will create 20 new sites in Wisconsin over the next two years. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 1:30 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Social Development Commission Milwaukee Center for Independence, 2020 W. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· WisDOT, City of Fitchburg infrastructure announcement
Verona Road Frontage Road, 5321 Verona Rd., Fitchburg. Please join WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb and Fitchburg Mayor Shawn Pfaff for an important economic development infrastructure project announcement on Thursday, June 12th at 10:00 A.M. The announcement will take place in between Certco (5321Verona Rd) & Saris (5253 Verona Rd) just off the Verona Road Frontage Road. A full press release regarding the project details will be distributed at the announcement event. Contact: Michael Zimmerman 270-4245 office or 347-0064 cell michael.zimmerman@fitchburgwi.gov 10 a.m.
· Yahara Lakes 101: "Sustaining Yahara Lakes and Waterscapes"
Bluephies Cafe, on level B of Verex Plaza, 150 East Gilman St., Madison.

June 13
   Other
· 2014 Governor's Summer Youth Employment Program announcment
Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, Room 118, 2338 N. 27th St., Milwaukee. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 DWD Secretary Newson to Highlight Milwaukee-Area Youth Employment Investments MILWAUKEE – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will formally announce the start of the 2014 Governor's Summer Youth Employment Program. He also will highlight the state's ongoing commitment to assist area youth with disabilities in achieving employment outcomes through internships, on-the-job training and other experiences. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, June 13, 2014, at the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, 2338 N. 27th Street in Milwaukee. Through the funding from the Department of Workforce Development Division of Employment and Training (DET), the collaboration with the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) and the Boys and Girls Club of Milwaukee, the Governor's Summer Youth Employment Program is designed for area youth to receive work readiness training, career enrichment, and work experience components through the community work experience an private sector. In addition, DWD's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation provides youth in Milwaukee County with opportunities to develop skills and gain employment experience through local partners. 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. 10 a.m.
· Wisconsin School for the Deaf commencement Neesam Gymnasium, 309 W. Walworth Ave., Delavan.

June 14
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for George Ferriter for Assembly
Home of Dave and Cindy Rowe, 334 East St., Poynette. Contibutions to Citizens for George Ferriter accepted at the door, or by mail. Citizens for George Ferriter Steve Rubert, Treasurer P.O. Box 50 Doylestown, WI 53928 3 p.m.
   Other
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin delivers Madison West High School commencement address
Kohl Center, 601 W. Dayton St., Madison. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Give Commencement Address to Madison West High School Graduates Saturday Washington D.C. -- U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will address Madison West High School graduates during the commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center Saturday, June 14, at 1 p.m. Baldwin is 1980 graduate of Madison West High School. 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. In the 113th Congress, Baldwin serves on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, 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 1 p.m.

June 16
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Gov. Scott Walker
Wildcat Creek Farm, Park at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 12700 W. Howard Ave., New Berlin. Please join Governor Walker for a Cocktail Reception in New Berlin! 5:30pm - Host Reception & Photo Opportunity 6:30pm - General Reception Host Levels: $2500 - $1000 - $500 General Reception: $250 per couple For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-441-1649 / colleen@scottwalker.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser reception for Rep. Rob Swearingen
Slo’s Pub, 10599 Big Arbor Vitae Drive, Woodruff. Special guest Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Cash Bar & Hors d’oeuvres Host Committee: Platinum $250 Gold $175 Silver $100 RSVP appreciated – All contributions gratefully accepted: Friends of Swearingen 4485 Oakview Lane Rhinelander, WI 54501 friendsofswearingen@yahoo.com Authorized and Paid for by Friends of Swearingen, Bev Henkel, Treasurer 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· HNI University: "Succession Planning & Business Valuation Post-Recession"
HNI Focus Center, 16805 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin. Succession Planning & Business Valuation Post-Recession: Creating a Smooth & Profitable Exit Strategy (Presented by HNI University) The economic downturn hit many businesses hard. Some owners were forced to sell, and those who stayed the course had to hunker down and fight to stay profitable. In effect, businesses essentially lost (or compromised) five years of planning related to their succession plan. Those years are behind us, and now it's time to switch from survival mode to taking the long view. This HNI University workshop will feature a panel of experts sharing insight on the most important topics to get your succession planning back on track. They will cover business valuation and provide a blueprint for a graceful and profitable exit. This event is for CEOs, CFOs, and business owners. 1-5 p.m. CDT Monday, June 16; networking reception to follow Topics Covered: Defining business value Identifying and vetting buyers for your business Doing the deal Dealing with succession surprises RSVP & Details: http://bit.ly/1hanpuJ 1 p.m.
   Other
· MICAH press conference
Pettit National Ice Center, 500 S. 84th St., Milwaukee. Milwaukee Needs TransitWays to Jobs and Prosperity, Not Highways to Hell! The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT) is considering a $1.2 billion widening of Interstate 94 between N. 70th Street and 25th Street (between the Zoo and Marquette Interchanges) that includes a massive and costly double decker structure that would have devastating impacts on the urban fabric of the city and push Milwaukee’s transportation system in the wrong direction. This is another costly highway proposal that does nothing to incorporate transit or ensure that those that are unable to or can't afford to drive will still have access to work, school, shopping, etc. Stop WISDOT’s Highway Robbery This project is highway robbery – it will rob our community of health, it will rob our community of safety, and it will rob our community of the transportation system we need. We don’t need a double decker that destroys our community, we need good transportation options that protect health and safety, and strengthen our communities. Final Public Hearing Before Plans are Drafted Meetings on Monday, June 16, and Tuesday, June 17, are the final public meetings before WISDOT drafts their plans. We need to show them that we want safe, accessible and better options. Elevate your voice, speak out for our communities! Join us on Monday and let us know you’ll be there by sending an email to Bruce Speight at bspeight@wispirg.org 4:30 p.m.
· U.S. Rep. Kind press conference
Eau Claire District Office, 131 S. Barstow St. #301, Eau Claire. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) will announce his annual practice of giving back a portion of his office budget to taxpayers at a press conference on Monday, June 16 at 3:00 p.m. CST at his district office in Eau Claire. He will also discuss the need for increased fiscal responsibility in government decision making. Following the announcement, Kind will be available to answer general questions. 3 p.m.
· UW-Madison College of Engineering announcement
1800 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Madison.

June 17
   Fundraisers
· 4th annual governor's golf outing with Gov. Scott Walker
University Ridge Golf Course, 9002 County Road PD, Madison. 11:00 Registration/Box Lunch/Practice 12:00 Noon Shotgun 5:00 Reception $1000 | Per Golfer $4000 | Reserved Foursome $2500 | Hole Sponsorship (Does not include golf) $500 | Reception Only ** Limited PAC Window. RSVP early. Contact: Mary Stitt: 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 11 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Nancy VanderMeer for Assembly
Tee Pee Supper Club, 812 Gasoline Alley, Tomah. Special guest Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Roger Roth for Senate
Home of John and Rose Bykowski, 3924 N. Cobble Creek Drive, Appleton. with special guest Senator Alberta Darling PAC no longer accepted Please RSVP to CERS at 608-257-8035 or senate@wisgop.org Please make checks payable to: Roth for Wisconsin PO Box 2224 Appleton, WI 54912 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Tiffany Koehler for Assembly
Emily’s Restaurant, 1058 E. Commerce Blvd., Slinger. YOU ARE INVITED TO AN EVENING IN SUPPORT OF TIFFANY KOEHLER Republican Candidate for State Assembly District 58 Hors D’oeuvres & Cash Bar Levels of Support: *Platinum Host (Couple) $1000 *Gold Host $500 *Silver Host $250 *Bronze Host $100 Suggested Contribution for Attendees: $25 All contributions are greatly appreciated Checks are made payable to: Friends for Tiffany Koehler, P.O. Box 0072, Slinger, WI 53086 Credit Card Donations can be made directly through www.koehlerforassembly.com RSVP: 262-477-9158 / koehlerforassembly@gmail.com / Facebook Page www.koehlerforassembly.com 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch presents Wisconsin Main Street signs to La Crosse officials
The Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front St. South, La Crosse. State officials in town to officially designate La Crosse as state’s 36th Main Street community WHAT: Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and officials with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will present La Crosse city and downtown officials with official designation that La Crosse has become the newest Wisconsin Main Street Community and the only community to earn this distinguished honor this year. With the designation, La Crosse joins a select group of communities that have demonstrated a sustained commitment to downtown revitalization. See announcement press release WHEN: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 17 DETAILS: Lt. Gov. Kleefisch will be joined by Jason Scott, community development director of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in recognizing La Crosse and presenting the official Wisconsin Main Street signs that will be displayed in the city. Wayne Oliver, president of the Downtown Mainstreet Board, and Dick Swantz, La Crosse City Council President, will accept the designation from the state. All participants will be available for media interviews the formal event. VISUALS: Lt. Gov. Kleefisch and city officials will formally unveil the city’s new Wisconsin Main Street signs. These are large (30x48 inches) iconic purple signs that identify Main Street communities across the nation. Contact: Mark Maley, mark.maley@wedc.org 2 p.m.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. The expansion of the Wisconsin Center, along with the potential development of an entertainment district that connects it to a new arena, have been much discussed recently in the local media. Rotarian Paul Upchurch, president and CEO of VISIT Milwaukee, will discuss the conclusions of the recent study commissioned by VISIT Milwaukee and the WCD that examined the Milwaukee market and the feasibility of expanding the Wisconsin Center. He will also discuss trends in new convention center expansions and why energizing the area around the Wisconsin Center is important to attracting more convention business. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.

June 18
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 97th AD candidate Brandon Rosner Home of Tim & Barbara Michels, 6831 N. Highway 83, Hartland.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Joan Ballweg
Heidel House Boathouse Pub, 643 Illinois Ave., Green Lake. Please join our host committee and special guests Republican Candidates for the 6th Congressional District State Senator Joe Leibham State Senator Glenn Grothman State Representative Duey Stroebel Republican Candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel Come on Board the Anniversary Cruise A reception to support the re-election of State Representative Joan Ballweg Featuring a Specialty Cruise with the Escapade Yacht on Big Green Lake Departures at 6pm and 7pm Suggested Contribution: $65 per person, $100 per couple Host Committee $250 Please make checks payable to Committee to Elect Joan Ballweg RSVP appreciated but not required Call Joan at (920)398-3708 or joanballweg@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Scott Krug
Moose Inn, W6846 Wisconsin 21, Wautoma. Special Guest Speaker Robin Vos SUGGESTED CONTRIBUTION: $50.00 RSVP: 715-459-2267 or scott@krugforwisconsin.us 6:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club
Inn on the Park, Madison Meeting features Dean of UW School of Human Ecology Soyeon Shim, who will discuss "Young Adults’ Financial Capability: It’s Not Just About Money. It’s About Life." Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· Water Summit 2014
Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
   Other
· UW ADRC celebrates re-funding from NIH
Best Western Inntowner, 2424 University Ave., Madison. Along with numerous ADRC researchers and leaders, Dean of the School of Medicine and Public Health Dr. Robert Golden, UW Hospital and Clinics CEO Donna Katen-Bahensky, and Senior Associate Dean of the SMPH Rick Moss will be in attendance. Over the last five years, the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at the University of Wisconsin has been very productive. Acknowledging the ADRC’s collection of work during that time, including over 300 publications, $88 million in additional grants and the identification of potential biomarkers and risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, the National Institutes of Health have awarded the ADRC another five-year grant of $7.5 million. First established in 2009, the ADRC was the first geriatric-based program in the country to earn an Alzheimer’s center designation by the NIH. Its mission is to provide infrastructure, services and support to Alzheimer’s related research projects across campus. After five years of noted success, the ADRC submitted a grant for continuing funding. The competitive review process yielded funding through March 2019. 6:15 p.m.
· WisPolitics.com luncheon: State party officials Tate, Schimming
UW-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N 10th St., Milwaukee, *Wednesday, June 18, WisPolitics.com luncheon at the UW-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health with state Democratic Party Chair Mike Tate and top state GOP official Brian Schimming** Tate and Schimming will talk about their recent party conventions and the 2014 elections. The event will be held at the UW-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N 10th St., Milwaukee, just north of the county courthouse in the old Pabst complex. Parking is available for a small fee in the adjacent parking garage; some street parking available. Directions:http://www4.uwm.edu/publichealth/upload/drivingDirections.pdf Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. The program goes from noon until 1 p.m. $15 for program and buffet luncheon if paid in advance; payment at the door is $20. Pre-payment required for reduced rate. * To pay $15 by credit card, click here and write "June 18 Milw" on the "purpose of payment" line:https://secured-site10.com/wispolitics/online_payment/ *To pay $15 by check in advance or to register to pay $20 at the door, contact: schmies@wispolitics.com Sponsored by: UW-Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Medical Society, J.P. Morgan Chase, the Milwaukee Police Association and the Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Association. 11:30 a.m.

June 19
   Fundraisers
· Birthday party fundraiser for Lisa Subeck for Assembly
Vitense Golfland, 5501 Schroeder Road, Madison. Lisa is turning 43, and we are helping her celebrate with a birthday party and fundraiser event. Please join Lisa for a fun celebration, and support her candidacy for State Representative in the 78th Assembly District. Sponsor levels: $250, 100, 50 Suggested contribution: $43 (since Lisa is turning 43) – all contributions gratefully accepted Tickets available here: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/subeckbday 5:30 p.m.
· Cocktail reception for Sen. Leibham
The University Club, 924 East Wells St., Milwaukee. Murph & John Burke Senator Alberta & Dr. Bill Darling Ann & Jon Hammes Billie & Dr. Michael Kubly Patti & Jack McKeithan Cathy & Mike White Diane & Ed Zore Jim Klauser Invite You To Join Them For A Cocktail Reception With 6th Congressional District Candidate for Congress Senator Joe Leibham Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:00-7:00 pm Levels of Support: $2600 Platinum Host • $1000 Gold Host $500 Silver Host • $250 Bronze Host $100 Attendee RSVP or questions to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Lee Nerison
Badger Crossing Pub & Eatery, 909 Front St., Cashton. Suggested Contribution: $25.00 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Wanggaard for Senate
Colerget Conference Center, 6520 67th St., Kenosha. Host Levels: Millennium: $1,000|Gold: $500|Silver: $250 Individual Contribution: $100 PAC no longer accepted Please RSVP to info@voteforvan.com Make checks payable o: Friends of Van Wanggaard 1246 Blaine Ave Racine, WI 53405 5 p.m.
· Meet and greet with Rep. Robb Kahl
Erin’s Snug, County Dane Room, 4601 American Parkway, Madison. Join us as we support Robb's re­election campaign! Please support Robb and his efforts by sponsoring this event: Champion $500 | Host $250 | Patron $100 Friend $50 Supporter $25 Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated and will be accepted at the event or they can be mailed to: Friends of Robb Kahl 4637 Tonyawatha Trail Monona, WI 53716 You can also give online at: www.robbkahl.com To RSVP please call or e­mail Robb at: (608)­620­5047 robb@robbkahl.com Limited PAC will be accepted at this event. 4:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Steering Committee for Symposia Series on Supporting Healthy Early Brain Development
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· AACC Women in Business luncheon Milwaukee Yacht Club, 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.
· Menomonee Valley 2.0 public workshops
Rumble at the Harley-Davidson Museum, 401 W Canal St., Milwaukee.
· Water Summit 2014
Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Jewish Community Relations Council meeting
Rubenstein Pavilion, 1410 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. Three of Milwaukee’s innovative change-makers will discuss “Civil Rights at 50: Looking Back, Looking Ahead” at the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s annual meeting on June 19. Marcus White of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Reggie Moore of the Center for Youth Engagement, and Michele Bria of Journey House will explore today’s urgent issues around civil rights. The JCRC has asked these leaders to place themselves 50 years in the future and look back at today: What is the call to action? 7 p.m.
· Veterans for Peace press conference
Local Veterans to Speak Out on VA Health Care 6-19-14 Madison & Janesville On Thursday, June 19, 2014, Madison and Janesville area members of Veterans for Peace will conduct a press conference on the Veterans Administration health care situation, service levels, wait times, VA under funding and understaffing, and the massive needs for health care to help aging WWII and Vietnam Era vets and younger vets of Afghanistan, Iraq and other illegal wars. Lastly, we will deal with American's age old propensity to forget veterans after the wars are over. Our analysis shows the VA health care service is getting approximately half the money it needs. President Obama and the Congress are short-funding the VA health care system an estimated $51.8 billion for the 2015 budget year. Local veterans of WWII, Vietnam and other periods (who are all members of Veterans for Peace) will speak at both press conferences. Speakers: Will Williams, US Army, 1960's, 2 tours in S. Vietnam, 608-846-1030; Dr. Lincoln Grahlfs, Ph. D, US Navy, 1942-48 WWII S. Pacific, Vice Commander, National Assoc. of Atomic Veterans, 608-230-5870, retired sociology professor, UW System, Marathon Campus; Norm Aulabaugh, US Navy 1969-1973, 608 879-2841; and Buzz Davis, US Army, 1967-70 S. Korea, 608-239-5354, retired state of WI planner and senior activist Time: In Madison, the press conference will take place on the front steps of the Dane City/County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. at 10 AM. In Janesville that afternoon, the press conference will take place at 2 PM across the street from US Rep. Paul Ryan's located at 20 South Main Street Both press conferences will take place on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Contact: For more information, please contact Buzz Davis, 608-239-5354 cell#, dbuzzdavis@aol.com 10 a.m.

June 20
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Dana Duncan for Assembly
Best Western Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. You are cordially invited to meet the candidate! Dana Duncan For Wisconsin State Assembly District 72 (In essence a good share of the old Marlin Schneider District) Guests may come and go as they like if on a more limited personal schedule. The Candidate, his wife Christine and son Tom (Campaign Manager) will be there to be interviewed, and to speak with all guests about the important issues facing the citizens of Central Wisconsin. Dana is a School Board Member and has been President of the Port Edwards School Board. Dana has been quite active in the public schools system in the area advocating for increased job training and related skills programing. Dana is a solid supporter of the Wisconsin Public School System. You are very welcome to attend. There is Democratic Primary and the Republican Incumber Rep. Scott Krug who won last election by 109 votes in a very close election. Contributions will of course be accepted. Mr. Duncan is accepting PAC contributions and will respond to questionnaires or requests for further information. To RSVP please email duncanforassembly@gmail.com, or call tom Duncan at 715-451-0503. 11:45 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Cory Mason
2600 N. Main St., Racine. Please consider listing yourself as: Supporter: $100 Sponsor: $250 Host: $500 to RSVP, please contact friendsofmason@gmail.com 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Manufacturing Summit Wisconsin Club 900 West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee.

June 21
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Ashton Kirsch for Assembly
Baraboo Country Club, 401 Mine Rd., Baraboo. Levels of Support: Diamond Host (couple): $1000 Host: $500 | sponsor: $250 | Patron: $125 | Attendees: $25 Checks are made payable to: Ashton Kirsch for State Assembly • P.O. Box 611 • Baraboo, WI 53913 RSVP to: Ashton Kirsch (608)393-6355 or AshtonKirsch.com PAC and Conduit contributions welcome 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Ringhand for Senate
2411 E. Ridge Road, Beloit. Hosted by former State Senator Judy Robson All contributions are gratefully accepted. Citizens for Janis Ringhand PO Box 231 Evansville, WI 53536 3 p.m.
   Other
· Passenger rail discussion and excursion
West Washington Avenue Rail Station, Madison. Rail proponents are to discuss the possibility of passenger rail service from Chicago to Madison. Discussion will take place on board a 7-car train as it travels from Madison to Crawford. Sponsored and coordinated by All Aboard Wisconsin. For information, contact Gary Goyke at gary.goyke@gmail.com 8:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin New Leaders Summit
Olympia Resort, 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc.

June 22
   Business Events
· Wisconsin Business World program
St. Norbert College, De Pere.
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting

June 23
   Fundraisers
· Cocktail reception for Sen. Leibham
The Stayer-Maloney Home, 1136 Riverview Drive, Sheboygan. Launa Stayer & Paul Maloney Along With Lee Gentine Michele & Lou Gentine Paula & Louie Gentine Paul Gruber, DDS Terry Kohler Vickie & Steve Lindstrom, DDS Betty & Joe Richardson, II Invite You To Join Them For A Cocktail Reception In Support Of 6th Congressional District Candidate for Congress Senator Joe Leibham Monday, June 23, 2014 5:00-7:00 PM Levels of Support: $2600 Platinum Host • $1000 Gold Host $500 Silver Host • $250 Bronze Host $100 Attendee RSVP or questions to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for John Lehman
The Argus Bar and Grill, 123 E. Main St., Madison. Join us for a fundraiser benefitting John Lehman for Lieutenant Governor. Together, we can elect new leadership for Wisconsin! Interested in sponsoring the event? Please contact Tyler Hendricks at 608.633.0704 or tylerh@wisdems.org All contributions gratefully accepted. Online: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lehman Mail: Lehman for Lieutenant Governor 708 Orchard Street Racine, WI 53405 4:30 p.m.
· Meet and greet with 60th AD candidate Rob Brooks
Messina's Italian Restaurant, 151 N. Progress Drive, Saukville. Casual Meet and Greet with complimentary hors d'ouerves Please support Rob and his efforts by sponsoring this event: Host $250 | Patron $100 Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated and will be accepted at the event or they can be mailed to: Brooks For Assembly 200 East Dekora Street Saukville, WI 53080 You can also give online at: www.RobBrooksForAssembly.com For more information please call Rob at 262-268-7880 5:30 p.m.
· RACC at the Trap Golf Outing
Trappers Turn Golf Course, Wisconsin Dells. Registration: 11:00 a.m./Box Lunch Shot Gun Start: 12:00 Noon Sharp Cocktails: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner: 6:30 p.m. $1000 Per Individual Golfer $3000 Hole Sponsorship: Three rounds of golf, legislator 4th, sign on hole For payment options or more information, please contact Melanie Hubbard at 608-279-1275 or mhubbard@wisgop.org. 11 a.m.
   Business Events
· Wisconsin Business World program
St. Norbert College, De Pere.
· WWBIC: Business Planning Basics
WWBIC Madison Training Room, Suite 113, 2300 S. Park St., Madison.
   Other
· Milwaukee Press Club, Rotary Club Newsmaker Breakfast: Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry
War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.

June 24
   Fundraisers
· Meet and Greet 5th CD candidate Chris Rockwood
Washington County Democratic Party Office, 132 N. Main St., West Bend. West Bend—Voters in Wisconsin’s 5th Congressional District will have a chance to meet the progressive candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives this Tuesday evening, June 24th. Chris Rockwood, who’s challenging long-time incumbent Jim Sensenbrenner, will attend a Meet and Greet at the Washington County Democratic Party Office, 132 North Main Street in West Bend. The event, which is being hosted by Tanya Lohr, is scheduled to run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Chris has some powerful ideas about how to move our country forward, and he’s excited for this opportunity to share them with his future constituents. Admission to the Meet and Greet is free, but all contributions to the Rockwood campaign will be gratefully accepted. To RSVP, visit the Facebook events page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1394714917484180. For more information, visit RockwoodForCongress.com. Follow the campaign on Facebook.com/RockwoodForCongress, and on Twitter @Rockwood4WI. Contact: Robert Hansen, Campaign Manager 414-688-8226 • media@rockwoodforcongress.com 7 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Devin LeMahieu for Senate
Madison's, 119 King St., Madison. $500 minimum, per person PAC no longer accepted Please make checks payable to: Friends of Devin LeMahieu PO Box 700200 Oostburg, WI 53070 4 p.m.
· Realtor fundraiser in support of 97th AD candidate Scott Allen
Lee's Cleveland Pub, New Berlin. No minimum contribution. Checks made payable to: Allen for Wisconsin. Mail to: Scott Allen S42 W25312 Dale Drive Waukesha WI, 53186 RSVP to Mary Gainey 650-863-1911 or manager@allenforwisconsin.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
Ambassador Inn, 2301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· Study Committee on the Review of Criminal Penalties
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Digital Healthcare Conference
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison.
· Economic Insights into the News: A seminar for media professionals University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E Wells St., Milwaukee.
· WIN Madison
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Great Oaks Capital, two portfolio companies on tap for June 24 WIN-Madison meeting MADISON – Company startup roads that bind Madison with New York and Boston will intersect at the Tuesday, June 24 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Madison. Learn more about Great Oaks Capital, a New York-based venture fund with strong Madison and Wisconsin ties, as well as two of its portfolio companies – Plyfe, an automated marketing platform led by Madison native Mateen Aini, and Fetch Rewards, a Madison firm that is reinventing how people use mobile applications to shop for groceries, led by Boston native Wes Schroll. The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Madison’s John Nolen Drive. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for WIN members, $35 for non-members and included with WIN corporate memberships. Register at www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com/events. Panelists will include John Philosophos of Great Oaks Capital, which has invested in 15 Wisconsin companies in just a few years; Madison native and UW-Madison graduate Aini (pronounced I-nee), who also co-founded Songwhale; and Schroll, who co-founded Fetch Rewards LLC a little over two years ago as a UW-Madison student. Aini was named one of “America’s Most Promising CEOs Under 35” by Forbes.com in 2012, a year after Plyfe was launched. Schroll and his partners came up with Fetch, which allows people to walk through a grocery store with their smartphones and scan the barcodes of the products they want using the camera. When the barcode is scanned the application applies any coupons and deals in the Fetch database and provides a running total of the shopping cart. “We’re looking forward to learning more about Great Oaks and how its investments in Plyfe and Fetch exemplify Madison’s emerging role in terms of talent and ideas,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council and WIN. WIN is the membership arm of the Tech Council, the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and the Legislature. It has chapters in Milwaukee, Madison and across Wisconsin. To join WIN, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call 608-442-7557. Contact: Tom Still at 608-442-7557 11:30 a.m.
· Wisconsin Business World program
St. Norbert College, De Pere.
   Other
· PSC telephone hearing
City Hall, 20 Underwood Ave., Montello.

June 25
   Fundraisers
· End of the quarter breakfast for U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
Johnny's Half Shell, 400 N. Capitol St. NW, Washington, D.C. Suggested Levels of Support: $2,500 PAC Host ~ $1,000 PAC Guest ~ $250 Ind. Guest for more information on any of these events, 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.
· Fundraiser for 97th AD candidate Scott Allen
Belmont Tavern, Milwaukee. Host Contribution of $100 – $500 No suggested minimum provided. Checks Made Payable to: Allen for Wisconsin Mail to: Scott Allen S42 W25312 Dale Drive Waukesha WI, 53186 RSVP to Mary Gainey 650-863-1911 or manager@allenforwisconsin.com 4:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Dave Heaton
Nancy’s JaMars, 4011 E. Wausau Ave., Wausau. With special guests State Senator Jerry Petrowski & Rachel Duffy. Suggested Contribution $50.00 Complimentary Food and Beverages 6:00-7:30PM Sponsored by Marathon County Tavern League Please bring check or mail to: Friends of David Heaton P.O. Box 1191 Wausau, WI 54402 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Cory Mason
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. Host: $500 Sponsor: $250 Supporter: $100 to RSVP, please contact friendsofmason@gmail.com 4:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Eric Genrich
Genna's Lounge, 105 W. Main St., Madison. Join Rep. Eric Genrich, and special guest, friend, and ADCC Co-Chair, Rep. Chris Taylor At an event to benefit Rep. Genrich's reelection campaign! Sponsorship Levels: Host: $500 Sponsor: $250 Supporter: $100 Guest: $50 All contributions are welcome. Please send contributions to: Friends of Eric Genrich, 1089 Division St., Green Bay, WI 54303 or contribute online via genrichforassembly.com or ActBlue Call me at 920-403-0545 with any questions. 5 p.m.
· Meet and greet fundraiser with Kelly Westlund
Home of Paula Litt and Irv Faber, 1727 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. $500 Host | $250 Friend | $100 Supporter | $35 Suggested Contribution Checks payable to: Kelly Westlund for Congress, PO Box 1013, Ashland, WI 54806 For more information, contact Haffa Abdullah at (347) 855-6441 or hafeezah@kellywestlund.com 6 p.m.
· Reception in support of Gov. Scott Walker
Hammes residence, 7224 W. Highland Road, Mequon. Levels of support: $5000/ $2500/ $1000/$500 $250 Per Couple- Attendees Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker RSVP to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
Ambassador Inn, 2301 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· Study Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, Alternatives and Diversions
411 South, State Capitol.
· Supreme Court open rules petition conference Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Digital Healthcare Conference
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison.
· FUEL Milwaukee leadership luncheon
Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N. Commerce St., Milwaukee.
· Wisconsin Business World program
St. Norbert College, De Pere.
   Other
· DWD Secretary Newson announces Youth Apprenticeship grants
Northcentral Technical College, Center for Health Sciences (2nd floor), 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau. Secretary Newson to Visit Northcentral Technical College, Make Announcement Regarding Youth Apprenticeship Grants MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will visit Northcentral Technical College's Center for Health Sciences in Wausau at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, to announce statewide Youth Apprenticeship grants for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Wisconsin's nationally-recognized youth apprenticeship program trains high school juniors and seniors in 40 different occupations. Youth apprentices receive a blend of technical college-level instruction and on-the-job training. 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 3:30 p.m.
· Madison Mayor Soglin press conference Tenney Park Shelter, 402 N. Thornton, Madison.
· PSC public hearing
102 Frank Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.
· PSC technical hearing
102 Frank Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.
· Public Policy Forum: 2014 Salute to Local Government
Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· State Bar of Wisconsin annual meeting and conference
Grand Geneva Resort, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva.
· WisPolitics.com/WisBusiness.com: Discuss energy and trade with top Canadian diplomat in the Midwest
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Discuss energy and trade with Consul General Roy B. Norton, head of the Canadian consulate in Chicago. Norton's former posts were in Detroit and Washington, D.C., where he was the chief liaison to Congress. See his bio: http://can-am.gc.ca/chicago/offices-bureaux/hom_message_cdm.aspx?lang=eng Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. Event ends at 1 p.m. $19 for program and buffet luncheon. Pre-registration required: Contact the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or by email:reception@madisonclub.org 11:30 a.m.

June 26
   Fundraisers
· Breakfast reception for Dianne Hesselbein
Sunprint Cafe, 10 W. Mifflin St., Madison. 8:30-10:00 am All contributions gratefully accepted Friends of Dianne Hesselbein 1420 N Highpont Rd, Middleton, WI. 53562 8:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 7th CD candidate Kelly Westlund
Brown County Democratic Party headquarters, 118 S. Chestnut Ave., Green Bay. Please join Congressman Steve Kagen for a Meet & Greet Fundraiser for Kelly Westlund Host: $250 | Friend: $100 | Supporter: $25 Checks payable to: Kelly Westlund for Congress, PO Box 1013, Ashland, WI 54806 To RSVP, visit: https://act.myngp.com/Forms/-681027147551209728 For more information, contact Haffa Abdullah at (347) 855-6441 or hafeezah@kellywestlund.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for AG candidate Susan Happ
Home of Hans and Mary Lang Sollinger, 1206 Sherman Ave., Madison. Sponsorships: Mendota $750, Monona $500, Wingra $250 Suggested donation at door $50 To be a sponsor, or for any questions, contact Brad Wojciechowski at (920) 540-5875 or brad@susanhappforwisconsin.com or Mary LS at (608) 212-6889 Or make a contribution to: Susan Happ For Wisconsin PO Box 341, Jefferson 53549 For more information about Susan visit: www.SusanHappForWisconsin.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Ashton Kirsch for Assembly
Madison Museum of Contemporary Arts rooftop, 227 State St., Madison. Levels of Support: Diamond Host (couple): $1000 Host: $500 | sponsor: $250 | Patron: $125 | Attendees: $25 Checks are made payable to: Ashton Kirsch for State Assembly • P.O. Box 611 • Baraboo, WI 53913 RSVP to: Ashton Kirsch (608)393-6355 or AshtonKirsch.com PAC and Conduit contributions welcome 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Penny Bernard Schaber with Dane Co. Exec. Parisi
Our New Senate Democratic Majority Starts with Penny Bernard Schaber Penny Bernard Schaber decided to run against Senator Mike Ellis last year in July – the truest David versus Goliath task. Mike Ellis is retiring this year, and Penny is now the frontrunner in the race for the 19th Senate District. Penny has been the candidate that has always overcome the odds to represent the Appleton and Menasha communities and has worked tirelessly to fight for a better Wisconsin during her service in the State Assembly. Come meet Penny and find out more information about her race. Tonight, June 26th 4:00pm-6:30pm Sun Print Café 10 W. Mifflin St, Suite 110 Madison, WI Sponsorship Levels Available: $1,000 – Host $500 – Patron $100 – Supporter Suggested contribution is $50, PAC not accepted, conduit preferred Make checks payable to: Penny for Senate and send via mail to Penny for Senate, 815 E. Washington St., Appleton, WI 54911 To RSVP, please contact Jim Smith, SSDC Finance Director at jims@wisdems.org or (608) 332-4108. 4:00 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Howard Marklein
Randy's Funhunters Brewery, 841 E. Milwaukee St., Whitewater. with special guest Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Host Levels: $500 per person (Silver Level) / $1000 per person (Gold Level) Suggested Contribution: $40/person | $60/couple RSVP to howard@horwardmarklein.com PAC no longer accepted Please make checks payable to: Taxpayers for Marklein S11665 Soeldner Rd Spring Green, WI 53588 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. John Spiros
Hotel Marshfield, 2700 S. Central Ave., Marshfield. Please join us for breakfast in support of STATE REPRSENTATIVE JOHN SPIROS With special guests Joint Finance Co-Chair, John Nygren & Chair of the Senate Committee on Transportation, Jerry Petrowski $50.00 per person Platinum Host $500 Gold Host $250 Bronze Host $100 Please RSVP contact Brittany Brzenk at (262) 888-2503 Or email Brittany.brzenk@gmail.com 7 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Steve Nass
The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Senator Scott Fitzgerald Invites you to join him for a Breakfast Roundtable & Legislative Outlook with State Representative Steve Nass (Candidate for the 21st Senate District) 7:30am – Reception 8:00am – Roundtable Briefing & Breakfast $500 per person (Limited to 20 people) PAC, Conduit or Personal Funds are all Accepted! For questions, or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at (414) 881-1005 or via email at Laura@Graltonconsulting.com. Checks may be made payable to: Friends of Steve Nass, P.O. Box 26, Nashotah, WI 53058 7:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Representative Keith Ripp
Home of Jim Olson, N2481 Hwy. 188, Lodi. With special guest Lt. Governor Kleefisch. 5:30-7:00PM Suggested Contribution $50 per person/ $75 couple Host Levels $500, GOLD $250, SILVER $100, BRONZE RSVP: klripp@chorus.net or call 608-849-4919 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Roger Roth for Senate
Bridgewater Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah. with special guest Governor Scott Walker Host Levels: $500 per person // $1000 per couple (includes luncheon and Governor Walker's book) Attendance: $100 per person to attend (includes luncheon) PAC no longer accepted Please RSVP to info@rothforwisconsin.com or 608-257-8035 Please make checks payable to: Roth for Wisconsin PO Box 2224 Appleton, WI 54912 11:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Lassa
Blue Top Restaurant, 3425 Church St., Stevens Point Please Join STATE SENATOR JULIE LASSA and Special Guests SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER CHRIS LARSON and SENATE DISTRICT 29 CANDIDATE PAUL DeMAIN Thursday, June 26, 2014 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres & beverages will be served. All contributions gratefully accepted including PAC. Sponsorship Levels: $1000 Host, $500 Sponsor, $100 Friend Donations can be mailed to Friends of Julie Lassa, PO Box 483, Plover, WI 54467. 5 p.m.
· Reception in support of AG candidate Brad Schimel
Madison's, 119 King St., Madison. $1,000– Platinum Host, $500 – Gold Host, or $250 – Silver Host PAC contributions are welcome Please make checks payable to: Schimel for Attorney General, P.O. Box 2287, Waukesha, WI 53187 Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 4:30 p.m.
· Reception in support of Gov. Scott Walker
Residence of Pat & Jay Smith, 4101 County Road, Middleton. Levels of support: $5000/ $2500/ $1000/$500 and $250 Per Couple- Attendees Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker RSVP to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· ChallengeHER: Opportunities for women in federal contracting
Manpower Group, 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee.
· Wisconsin Procurement Institute: Fort McCoy Small Business Event
Building 1111, Fort McCoy.
   Other
· Dane Co. supervisors press conference
City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Drive, Madison. County Board Supervisors, Labor Leaders to Discuss Minimum Wage Referendum Ahead of Vote County Board Supervisors will join labor leaders, clergy, low-wage workers and other advocates to announce an important measure related to the minimum wage at 5 pm on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the City County Building. The measure will come before the Dane County Board at its meeting at 7 pm. Contact: Robert Chappell, 608.334.7829 5 p.m.
· Milwaukee Co. Supv. Rainey press conference
Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. 9th St., Milwaukee. SUPERVISOR KHALIF RAINEY TO HOLD 9:00 A.M. NEWS CONFERENCE THURSDAY Proposes Advisory Referendum to Raise Minimum Wage to $10.10 PROPOSAL OF ADVISORY REFERENDUM TO RAISE MINIMUM WAGE TO $10.10, WHICH WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD LATER THAT DAY WHO: SUPERVISOR KHALIF RAINEY CITIZEN ACTION RAISE WISCONSIN, A GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN LED BY WISCONSIN JOBS NOW AND WORKING FAMILIES Contact: Bill Zaferos, Public Information Manager 414/278-4230 or William.zaferos@milwaukeecountywi.gov 9 a.m.
· Racine Taxpayers Association 21st SD forum
Route 20 Outhouse, I-94 and Highway 20, Yorkville. The Racine Taxpayers Association is pleased to announce: The campaigns from both the Wanggaard and Stietz have both confirmed they will participate in a public forum sponsorsed and hosted by the Racine Taxpayers Association. Western outdoor porch, weather permitting. (Indoor alternate available) The Racine County GOP will be also be hosting it's June Pints and Politics simultaneously from 6:30 -9:00 pm The questions will contributed by the audience attendees. The RTA has been hosting forums in Racine county for over 70 years, and is a non partisan watchdog group. http://www.racinetaxpayers.com/ Any media questions please feel free to call Ken at 262-632-4040 or respond via email at CRGofRacine@tds.net 7 p.m.
· State Bar of Wisconsin annual meeting and conference
Grand Geneva Resort, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva.

June 27
   Fundraisers
· Cocktail reception in support of Mary Burke
Home of Karen and Ted Weltzin, 205 Lakewood Blvd., Madison. Sponsorships: $1000, $500; Suggested Contribution: $250 Contributions will be accepted online or click here to RSVP and pay by check or at the door. Checks payable to Burke for Wisconsin Mail to: P.O. Box 2479, Madison, WI 53701, ATTN: Alex Kreger, 6/27 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Dane Buy Local press conference
BioPharmaceutical Technology Center, 5445 E. Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg. This year marks a special milestone for Dane Buy Local, south central Wisconsin’s non-profit member organization that helps promote independently run businesses. Dane Buy Local is celebrating its 10th anniversary and hosting the inaugural Dane Buy Local Independents Week celebration. What is Independents Week? · Independents Week is an opportunity to promote and celebrate independently run businesses near the Independence Day holiday. It’s important to recognize the vital role that independently run businesses have in helping shape and sustain local economies. · The Dane Buy Local Independents Week celebration recognizes local businesses in the south central Wisconsin area between Friday, June 27 and Monday, July 7. · Dozens of local area businesses are hosting special events and in-store promotions for the public during Independents Week. For a current list of events, please visit the Dane Buy Local website at danebuylocal.com. Be sure to check back frequently as new opportunities are being added daily. · Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, Fitchburg Mayor Shawn Pfaff, Monona Mayor Bob Miller and Middleton Mayor Kurt Sonnentag have all pledged their support of Independents Week. · Citizens can show their support by attending Independents Week events and by taking a pledge to buy/shop locally on the Dane Buy Local website – danebuylocal.com. Colin Murray, Executive Director of Dane Buy Local, is also available for media interviews outside of the press conference. Colin can be reached at (608) 712-3440 or colin@danebuylocal.com. 11:30 a.m.
   Other
· Dane Buy Local Independants Week press conference
· DWD Secretary Newson, DATCP Secretary Brancel visit Larry Krepline Farms LLC
1601 Cottonwood Road, Brillion. DWD Secretary Newson & DATCP Secretary Brancel to Visit Brillion-Area Farm Visit with individual with disabilities showcases both the Governor Walker's Year of A Better Bottom Line Initiative & June Dairy Month MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson and Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary Ben Brancel will visit a Brillion-area dairy farm to meet with an employee who achieved his employment goals through work with DWD's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), and the employer who hired him. The event tomorrow, Friday, June 27, 2014, is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Larry Krepline Farms, LLC, 1601 Cottonwood Road, Brillion. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 2:30 p.m.
· PSC prehearing conference
Amnicon Falls Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· PSC prehearing conference
Amnicon Falls Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· PSC prehearing conference
Amnicon Falls Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· State Bar of Wisconsin annual meeting and conference
Grand Geneva Resort, 7036 Grand Geneva Way, Lake Geneva.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson town hall meeting
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, Conference Center, Room C-108, 600 N. 21st St., Superior.

June 28
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference
· Voces de la Frontera deferred action renewal forum
Carmen High School, 1712 S. 32nd St, Milwaukee. Voces de la Frontera to Host Forum For Immigrant Youth Preparing for Deferred Action Renewals Milwaukee – This Saturday, June 28th marks a nationwide day of action when families and advocates team up with organizations across the movement and the country to take a stand against rampant family separation caused by deportations in immigrant communities. In Milwaukee, Voces de la Frontera and Youth Empowered in the Struggle will hold a community forum where current recipients of DACA will learn about the renewal process in order to avoid falling out of status in the near future, and potential DACA applicants can receive all information they'll need to be ready to apply. 11 a.m.

June 29
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Mike Sheridan for Senate 4244 Ruger Ave., Janesville.
· Meet and Greet fundraiser for George Ferriter for Assembly
Okee Schoolhouse, V11619 County Road V, Lodi. Meet and Greet fundraiser for George Ferriter Candidate for State Assembly District 42 All contributions gratefully accepted: Citizens for George Ferriter P.O. Box 50 Doylestown, WI 53928 2 p.m.
· Reception in support of Gov. Scott Walker
Anderson residence, W4430 Basswood Drive, Lake Geneva. Levels of support: $5000/ $2500/ $1000/$500 $250 Per Couple- Attendees Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker Questions or to RSVP to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 4 p.m.
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting

June 30
   Fundraisers
· Campaign launch for Rep. Bob Kulp
Belvedere Supper Club, M327 Highway 97, Marshfield. Please join us for a fundraiser & campaign launch of STATE REPRESENTATIVE BOB KULP Suggested Contribution $50 Host Levels $500 Gold $250 Silver $100 Bronze Please RSVP bob@kulpforassembly.com or call (715) 506-0750 5 p.m.
· Cocktail reception in support of David Steffen for Assembly Breakthrough Fuel, 400 S. Washington St., Green Bay.
· Fundraiser for Gov. Scott Walker
Home of Debbie & Mike Kaerek, N30 W28875 W. Lakeside Drive, Pewaukee. Please join Governor Walker for a Cocktail Reception on Pewaukee Lake! 5:30pm - Host Reception & Photo Opportunity 6:30pm - General Reception Host Levels: $2500 - $1000 - $500 General Reception: $250 per couple For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-441-1649 / colleen@scottwalker.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Ken Skowronski
Umbrella Bar at The Rock Sports Complex, 7900 Crystal Ridge Rd., Franklin. 5:30 - 7:00PM Please RSVP by June 23rd Email Barb at info@VoteForSkowronski.com or Return the enclosed form to Ken Skowronski, 8642 S 116th St, Franklin WI 53132 QUESTIONS? Call Ken at (414) 425-2034 Ken SKOWRONSKI State Representative serving Franklin, Greendale and Greenfield www.VoteForSkowronski.com Casual Attire Soft drinks, beer, brats and hot dogs will be provided Enjoy the view while tailgating at the top of The Rock surrounded by the sights and sounds of summer activities. Paid for by Ken Skowronski for Assembly, Linda Sellers, Treasurer 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Scott Krug
Lake Aire Supper Club, 6510 Highway 13 S., Wisconsin Rapids. with special guest Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Suggested Contribution $50 person/ $75 per couple Host Levels: GOLD $500 SILVER $250 BRONZE $100 Please RSVP by (715) 459-2267 or scott@krugforwisconsin.us 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Joe Leibham
The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Please Join Us For A Cocktail Reception In Support Of 6th Congressional District Candidate for Congress Joe Leibham Monday, June 30, 2014 5:00-7:00 pm Levels of Support: $2600 Platinum Host • $1000 Gold Host $500 Silver Host • $250 Bronze Host $100 Per Person RSVP or questions to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
· Reception honoring Sen. Fred Risser
Overture Center, Promenade Lounge, 201 State St., Madison. Join the Senate Democrats and the State Senate Democratic Committee at a Reception Honoring State Senator Fred Risser For 58 years, State Senator Fred Risser has served in the Wisconsin State Legisalture with honor and distinction. Join the Senate Democrats at this special event to honor the service and dedication of Senator Risser. Organizational Sponsor: $1,000 Individual Sponsor: $250 Individual $100 Individual and conduit accepted: Make checks payable to SSDC - PO Box 164 - Madison, WI 53701 PAC contributions: Payable to: Friends of Fred Risser and deliver to the SSDC -PO Box 164 -Madison, WI 53701 For information or to rsvp, contact Jim Smith at jims@wisdems.org or (608) 332-4108 5 p.m.
· Reception in support of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
Janesville Country Club, 2615 W. Memorial Drive, Janesville. Levels of support: $2600 Platinum/$1000 Gold/ $500 Silver $250 Per Couple- Attendees Please make checks payable to: Ryan for Congress, Inc. Questions or to RSVP to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
· Tailgate fundraiser for Rep. Jim Steineke
2400 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton. Join me and the Steineke for Assembly Team for a traditional Wisconsin tailgate at the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers game in Appleton! We're kicking off the campaign in the best way by sharing time with friends and supporters while enjoying some of Wisconsin's finest Johnsonville Brats, locally made Simon's Cheese, and of course we'll wash that all down with a variety of Wisconsin's own Leinenkugel's beer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 920-427-2477. 11 a.m.
   Other
· City of Madison budget meeting Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison.
· Conversation with 2012 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein
Brocach Irish Pub and Restaurant, 7 W. Main St., Madison. 2012 Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein will be in Madison to meet with Wisconsinites interested in progressive politics independent of the corporate-sponsored establishment parties. Green Party candidate for State Treasurer Ron Hardy will be there to discuss his campaign, including his proposal for a publicly-owned state Bank of Wisconsin. Contact: Dave Schwab · david.c.schwab@gmail.com · 518-610-2708 7 p.m.
· PSC public hearing
Amnicon Falls Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Racine Mayor Dickert press conference Racine Yacht Club, 1 Barker St., Racine.
· Wisconsin Lottery news conference
Q Mart, 1211 Weeden Creek Road, Sheboygan. Long-time Lottery player David Resnick became Wisconsin's newest millionaire on Wednesday night, when he matched five regular numbers, but not the Powerball number, to win the game's $1 million prize. Resnick brought his $1 million winning ticket to the Lottery's Madison headquarters this afternoon. After taxes he will receive a lump sum payment of $673,500. He purchased his ticket at Q Mart, 1211 Weeden Creek Rd. in Sheboygan. For selling Resnick's $1 million winning ticket, Q Mart earns a $20,000 commission from the Lottery. Lottery retailers who sell winning tickets with prizes of $600 or more earn a commission equal to 2% of the prize, up to a maximum of $100,000. Resnick has agreed to take part in a news conference Monday in Sheboygan. He will decline any interview requests before and after that event. 10:30 a.m.

July 1
   Fundraisers
· Meet and greet with Assembly candidate Mike Rohrkaste
Under the Dome, 116 Main St., Neenah. Mike Rohrkaste, longtime human resources business executive and candidate for 55th Wisconsin Assembly District seat, will host a meet and greet event at Under the Dome. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Individuals interested in attending may contact Rohrkaste at mikerohrkaste@gmail.com, or (920) 284-9507. More information on the Mike Rohrkaste For Wisconsin State Assembly 55th District campaign is available on Facebook at tinyurl.com/mikerohrkastefb and at www.mikefor55thassembly.com. The election primary is August 12th. 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Small Business Workshop: Learn to capture, nurture and produce profitable leads
American Family Insurance, 1 N. Pickney St., Madison.
   Other
· PSC public hearing
Green Bay Water Utility, 631 S. Adams St., Green Bay.

July 2
   Other
· 50th anniversary observance of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· Madison Rotary Club: Madison Police Chief Mike Koval
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan office hour session
Monroe Public Library, 925 16th Ave., Monroe. U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will hold an office hour session, Wednesday, July 2. Rep. Pocan invites all constituents from south central Wisconsin to stop by and share their ideas and concerns. Constituent services staff will also be on hand for help with issues related to federal agencies, such as the VA or the Social Security Administration. No RSVP is required. 10:30 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits La Crosse
Contact: press@Baldwin.Senate.gov Senator Tammy Baldwin to Visit La Crosse Wednesday, Speak at Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program Graduation, Tour Chart Energy & Chemical Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit La Crosse on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Baldwin will speak at the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Officer Training Graduation. La Crosse has been the regional training center for the Midwest-Atlantic Region of the G.R.E.A.T. program since 1998 and has been teaching the program since 1993. The G.R.E.A.T. program is an evidence-based and effective gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula. The Program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership for children in the years immediately before the prime ages for introduction into gangs and delinquent behavior. Baldwin will also visit Chart Energy & Chemical, Inc. in La Crosse. Chart is a manufacturer of heat exchanges specializing in natural gas. Baldwin will tour Chart’s recently completed $50 million, 100,000 square foot expansion to its 56-year-old manufacturing plant. In the Senate, Baldwin has put a strong focus on manufacturing and making sure workers have the tools and skills they need to succeed in an essential pillar of Wisconsin’s economy. Baldwin has also joined 22 of her Senate colleagues in support of the Manufacturing Jobs for America campaign, an effort to get Washington to refocus on manufacturing jobs. 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. G.R.E.A.T Graduation La Crosse Center Zielke Suite 300 Harborview Plaza La Crosse, WI 54601 **Media should arrive by 10:45 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Chart Energy & Chemical, Inc. Manufacturing Plant 2191 Ward Avenue La Crosse, WI **Due to construction, guests should enter into the second driveway from Losey Blvd. on the north side of Ward Avenue. Note: Media interested in attending the visit should e-mail press@baldwin.senate.gov 11 a.m.
· WisPolitics.com luncheon with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson
Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N. 10th St., Milwaukee. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson will discuss foreign policy, budget, the elections and other issues. The Zilber School of Public Health is just north of the county courthouse in the old Pabst complex. Parking is available for a small fee in the adjacent parking garage; some street parking available. Directions: http://www4.uwm.edu/publichealth/upload/drivingDirections.pdf Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. The program goes from noon until 1 p.m. $15 for program and buffet luncheon if paid in advance; payment at the door is $20. Pre-payment required for reduced rate. * To pay $15 by credit card, click here and write "June 18 Milw'' on the "purpose of payment" line: https://secured-site10.com/wispolitics/online_payment/ *To pay $15 by check in advance or to register to pay $20 at the door, contact: schmies@wispolitics.com Sponsored by: UW-Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Medical Society, J.P. Morgan Chase, the Milwaukee Police Association and the Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Association. 11:30 a.m.

July 6
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
City Hall, 109 N. Main St., Hartford.

July 7
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan
Beacon Lounge, 2601 W. Beltline Highway, Madison. Suggested contribution $250 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Press conference on new Internet sales tax legislation
   Other
· FDIC chairman, U.S. Rep. Duffy visit River Valley Bank
327 N. 17th Ave., Wausau. FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg and Rep. Sean Duffy will visit River Valley Bank for a discussion on banking policies with River Valley Bank President and CEO Todd Nagel. The meeting, organized by Rep. Duffy, will provide an opportunity for a local bank to offer feedback on current banking regulations and how they affect the industry. Gruenberg, Duffy and Nagel will be available for comments to the media from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. 12:30 p.m.

July 8
   Business Events
· Small business workshop: Getting more Facebook fans
American Family Insurance, 1 N. Pickney St., Madison.
   Other
· DWD Secretary Newson highlights workforce investments & initiatives
Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc., 125 N. Superior St., Appleton. MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will address business leaders at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, during a roundtable discussion hosted by the Fox Cites Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. at 125 N. Superior St. in Appleton. Secretary Newson will be leading a discussion highlighting recent innovative practices in workforce development. Newson will discuss Governor Walker's $35 million expansion of the Wisconsin Fast Forward program and the Governor's private-sector job creation agenda. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 1 p.m.
· PSC Broadband Symposium
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.

July 9
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Steve Doyle
The Rigby, 119 E. Main St., Madison. Special guest Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca Sponsorship Levels: $500, $250, all contributions accepted Contributions will be accepted online at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/26645 or at the door. Please make checks payable to : Friends of Steve Doyle, David Morrison, Treasurer, N5525 Hauser Road, Onalaska, WI 54650 To RSVP, email doyleforassembly.manager@gmail.com or call (608) 783-1204. 4 p.m.
   State Government
· Steering Committee on Symposia Series on Personal Property Tax
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· American Family Insurance Learning Lab: Speed interview skills clinic
American Family Insurance, 1 N. Pinckney St., Madison.
· WWBIC: Exploring entrepreneurship
Dane County Job Center, 1819 Aberg Ave., Madison.
   Other
· Day of Action for Immigration Reform press conference
Dairy Business Association, 3311 S. Packerland Drive, De Pere. BUSINESS, MANUFACTURING AND AGRICULTURE LEADERS HOLD NATIONWIDE PUSH FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM National Day of Action in Washington and Key Districts Calls on Congress, Administration to Work Together and Enact Legislation De Pere, WI - A coalition of leading business, manufacturing, and agriculture groups-including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Partnership for a New American Economy, Business Roundtable, the American Farm Bureau Federation, AmericanHort, the National Association of Manufacturers, and Western Growers-will launch a Day of Action for immigration reform with a national press conference in Washington, D.C., and events in more than 60 congressional districts across 20 states calling on Congress and the Administration to work together to enact immigration reform. The Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) will also host a press conference with the Dairy Business Association (DBA) and Nestle USA/Little Chute Pizza in De Pere to amplify this issue in Wisconsin. In addition, Business Roundtable, Partnership for a New American Economy, and the National Association of Manufacturers will release new polling results on the issue of immigration reform. Contact: Laurie Fischer Executive Director E-mail: lfischer@widba.com Phone: 920.366.1880 2:30 p.m.
· WISDOM press conference 201 Southeast, State Capitol.

July 10
   Business Events
· WIN Milwaukee
Crowne Plaza, 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa.
   Other
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

July 11
   Other
· DWD press conference
East Ward Commerce Center, 2615 East Ave. S., La Crosse. Deputy Secretary Barry to Join La Crosse Workforce Partners in Officially Opening New Job Center Offering Better Access, More Services at One Site MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry will join La Crosse workforce partners tomorrow, Friday, July 11, 2014, in officially opening the La Crosse job center with a new location and name. The ribbon cutting ceremony starts at noon for the new Workforce Development Center, located at 2615 East Avenue South in La Crosse. DWD staff and partners moved from the old job center at 402 N. Eighth Street on June 25 and resumed services the following Monday, June 30, at the new location in the East Ward Commerce Center. The new site offers better access and more space, allowing the DWD Division of Vocational Rehabilitation also to relocate its previous location at 124 N. 6th Street. 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 12 p.m.
· Milwaukee Ald. Witkowski press conference
City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Bradley Center, Wisconsin Center efforts should go hand-in-hand Alderman Witkowski news conference will call for changes in board structures With a new consultant’s report that calls for expanding exhibit, meeting and ballroom space at the Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee Alderman Terry L. Witkowski said it is time for state agencies to work together on making Milwaukee’s downtown a more vibrant convention and tourist destination. Alderman Witkowski will hold a news conference Friday, July 11 at 9:30 a.m. in the Milwaukee City Hall rotunda, 200 E. Wells St., to give his take on the consultant’s report and lay out his vision for the future of the Wisconsin Center and the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Both venues are currently entering transition periods. “These venues are the anchors of what could become a destination mixed-use entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee,” Alderman Witkowski said. “They’re mere blocks from each other, yet their futures are being determined by two separate boards with sometimes conflicting interests. That’s not an efficient way to do business, and development on these sites needs built-in efficiencies and private investment.” Delivered to the Steering and Rules Committee on Thursday, a consultant’s report (attached) calls for creating a unified entertainment district in the five-block stretch between the Wisconsin Center on W. Wisconsin Ave. and the current site of the BMO Harris Bradley Center at W. Juneau Ave. It also recommends expanding the Wisconsin Center’s exhibit space by more than 25 percent and doubling available meeting space. The consultant projects that a 26 percent increase in event and convention attendance and a 71 percent increase in overnight hotel stays would result. Ald. Terry L. Witkowski (414) 286-2883 9:30 a.m.

July 12
   Other
· Meet and greet for 15th SD candidate Mike Sheridan Bushel and Peck’s Local Market, 328 State St., Beloit.
· Sen. Harris Dodd community conversation on gun violence
Parklawn YMCA, 4340 N. 46th St., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE- On Saturday, July 12th, Senator Nikiya Harris Dodd (D-Milwaukee) will be hosting a community conversation on gun violence. At the meeting, Senator Harris Dodd will be asking community members and community organizations to brainstorm long-term and short-term solutions to the recent increase in gun violence in the community. Contact: Sen. Nikiya Harris Dodd, 608-266-2500 10:30 a.m.

July 13
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting
Village Hall, W156 N8480 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls.

July 14
   Fundraisers
· ADCC golf outing
Wilderness Resort, Wild Rock Golf Course, 45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells. Registration: 9-10 am Shot-gun start: 10 am (boxed lunch delivered on course) Cookout/Cocktail Reception: 4 pm Sponsorship levels: Platinum : $5,000 for a foursome and hole sponsorship and three golfers, legislator 4th golfer and hole sponsorship Gold : $4,000 for a foursome and hole sponsorship Silver : $3,500 for a foursome Individual golfer: $1,000 Premier Hole Sponsorship: $2,000 for a large sign and recognition at event kick-off and post-golf reception Hole Sponsorship: $1,000 Early Bird Rate: If you pay on or before 7/1/14, you can receive Platinum Sponsorship for $4,500 or Gold for $3,500 For sponsorships or to RSVP, contact Jen Broberg at 608-258-9225 or email jenb@wisdems.org 9 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 78th AD candidate Mark Clear
Home of Kathy and Charles Zastrow, 19 Arboredge Way, Fitchburg. With special guest Spencer Black. 5:30 p.m.
· Madison business leaders fundraiser for Rep. Dale Kooyenga
Gorman & Company, Inc., 200 N. Main St., Oregon. Host $500, $1,000 per couple Attend $250 Recommended No PAC RSVP Appreciated, but not required - RSVP to Sam Hope @ samueln.hopeiv@gmail.com 5 p.m.
· Reception in support of 21st SD candidate Jonathan Steitz
Dejno's Trucking, 6570 Green Bay Road, Kenosha. Hosted by Don and Carol Dejno Level of support: Gold $1000 | Silver $500 | Bronze $250 General Attendance $50 per person Please make checks payable to: Steitz for Senate P.O. Box 580973 Pleasant Prairie , WI 63158 RSVP Vicki at (262) 439-9223 6 p.m.
   Business Events
· Columbia Energy Center ribbon cutting ceremony
W8375 Murray Road, Pardeeville. Alliant Energy, Madison Gas & Electric and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. are holding an event to celebrate the completion of a $600 million air quality improvement system project at their Columbia Energy Center near Portage, Wis. on Monday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. Who: Patricia Kampling, Alliant Energy Chairman, President and CEO John Larsen, President of Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin utility Top executives from Madison Gas & Electric & Wisconsin Public Service Corp. Portage Mayor Bill Tierney Other state and local officials The program will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a short presentation in the first floor meeting room at the power plant. A ribbon cutting will follow outside and the event will conclude with walk-around tours of the air quality improvement technology. Media will need to have credentials and check-in with security at the Columbia Energy Center main gate prior to entering the facility. Please bring a picture ID and wear hard-soled shoes. 10 a.m.
   Other
· Announcement of Broadband Expansion Grant winners
Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and PSC Broadband State Director Dr. Tithi Chattopadhyay will join community leaders and economic development officials at three stops across Wisconsin to announce the winners of the Statewide Broadband Expansion Grants. 9:00 AM - Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport 3375 Airport Road Rhinelander, WI 54501 11:15 AM - Chippewa Valley Regional Airport 3800 Starr Ave Eau Claire, WI 54703 1:30 PM - Wisconsin Bank & Trust Community Room 10 Keystone Parkway Platteville, WI 53818 NOTE: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Each event will last 45 minutes to an hour. Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch and Dr. Chattopadhyay will take questions from the media at the end of each grant announcement. Contact: Nathan Conrad, 608-266-9600 Nathan.Conrad@wisconsin.gov 9 a.m.
· DWD Secretary Newson visits Mercury Marine
Plant 10, Gate 3, W6250 W. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac. Secretary Newson to Visit Mercury Marine, Salute Manufacturer on 75th Anniversary Year, Highlight Strong Partnership with DWD in Apprenticeship Training MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will visit Mercury Marine, salute the Wisconsin-based global manufacturer during its 75th Anniversary year and highlight its strong, longstanding partnership with DWD in apprenticeship training at 11 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014. In addition to his Wisconsin Fast Forward initiative, Governor Walker's workforce investments included additional funding for apprenticeship training. Mercury Marine, Fond du Lac County's largest employer, has more than doubled the number of its apprentices in the last two years. 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 a.m.
· League of Women Voters of Ozaukee County 6th CD forum
MATC-Mequon campus, 5555 W. Highland Road, Mequon. The League of women Voters of Ozaukee County will conduct a forum for the Congressional District 6 candidates on Monday, July 14th at the MATC-Mequon campus located at 5555 West Highland Road in Mequon from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Four Republican candidates are running for the seat being vacated by representative Tom Petri. They are Tom Denow, Glenn Grothman, Joe Leibham and Duey Stroebel. The winner of the primary will advance to the November 4th election. Mark Harris, a Democrat, is also campaigning for that seat. Since Harris is the only Democrat running, he will not be on the August 12th Ballot. Also, since he does not have a Democratic opponent, he will not be included in the forum. Written questions from the audience will be presented to the candidates by Barbara Hunt, League of women Voters Moderator. 7 p.m.

July 15
· Storm damage tree clean-up at the zoo
WHEN: TODAY, Tuesday July 15, 2014 TIME: 12:30 pm LOCATION: Henry Vilas Zoo by the giraffes WHO: Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, Dane County arborist Adam Alves, plus zoo and parks staff on hand to answer questions. WHAT: Storm damage tree clean-up at the zoo. Recent storms impacted not only businesses and human homes, but our animal friends too. Our Dane County arborist will be cleaning up storm damage at the zoo and demonstrating our storm clean-up equipment for the County Exec and media. · The equipment used will be a tracked cat multi-terrain loader and the tracked spider lift. They will be removing storm damaged some storm damaged trees and hazard pruning ash trees. The lift, new this year, was purchased with the intention of storm response. Also helpful in dealing with responding to the invasive emerald ash borer found in Dane County last fall. · Arborist Adam Alves can also talk about how the wood we are taking down and cleaning up around the county in parks, zoo an elsewhere can be repurposed. He also just finished working with Emergency Management on a new countywide storm debris response plan. · The giraffes may add their comments on the record about recent storms. · Come early or stay late if you want to see all the progress being made at the zoo in construction season. 12:30 p.m.
   Fundraisers
· Cocktails with Gov. Scott Walker
Stone & Timber Barn of Paul & Carol Gehl, N7126 Highway 57, Hilbert. Host Levels: $2500 / $1000 and attendees: $100 Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Amy Sue Vruwink
Renee’s Red Rooster, 2339 County Highway P, Stevens Point. With Special Guest: Former Green Bay Packer and Super Bowl Champion Frank Winters Host Levels: $250 (Green), $100 (Gold) Suggested Contribution $50 PAC no longer accepted For Questions or to RSVP please email vruwinkforassembly@gmail.com Please make checks payable to: Friends of Vruwink P.O. Box 124 Blenker, WI 54415 6 p.m.
· Rep. Dale Kooyenga brat fry
Wirth Park, Brookfield. Host $250, Recommended Contribution $50 per person or family Children Welcome to attend No PAC RSVP Appreciated, but not required - RSVP to Sam Hope @ samueln.hopeiv@gmail.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Wisconsin Technical College System Board Milwaukee Area Technical College, Main Building, Room M210, 700 W. State St., Milwaukee.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Developer Gary Grunau
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Gary Grunau is a prolific and award-winning developer of the urban scene, instrumental in many of southeastern Wisconsin’s most innovative urban projects, including the Wisconsin Center, Time Warner, Manpower’s World Headquarters, Schlitz Park, Discovery World, Milwaukee RiverWalk and the Hyatt Regency. Using Schlitz Park as an indicator of change, Gary will describe Milwaukee’s 30 year evolution, dissecting both successes and missed opportunities. Looking ahead, he will share his vision of projects that can propel Milwaukee forward or, in their absence, cause it to stagnate and slide. Gary is well known for sharing his opinion on current affairs so we can expect his entertaining insight on these projects. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
   Other
· Milwaukee Mayor Barrett sustainable orchard groundbreaking
Vacant lot between 1st and 2nd Street and Locust St., Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderwoman Milele Coggs and Pastor Steve Jerbi of All Peoples Church will break ground on a new sustainable orchard. The space for the orchard is currently vacant, and the program will be supported by Mayor Barrett’s HOME GR/OWN Initiative and Strong Neighborhoods Plan. 11 a.m.
· PSC public hearing
Amnicon Falls Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Urban Milwaukee anniversary celebration
SURG on the Water, 102 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Come Celebrate Urban Milwaukee's Anniversary! Join us at SURG on the Water on July 15, starting at 5:30 P.M. for drinks, complimentary appetizers, music and lively chatter. Help us celebrate the addition of our new arts and entertainment publication, Urban Milwaukee Dial and our huge growth in readership, which has more than doubled in just six months. None of this would have been possible without you. It's a chance to chat with Urban Milwaukee founders Jeramey Jannene and Dave Reid, Editor Bruce Murphy, and head of sales Michael Henszey. RSVP's kindly requested (http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2014/07/11/urban-milwaukee-6th-anniversary-party/) 5:30 p.m.
· Waukesha Co. Exec. Vrakas budget town hall meeting
Citizens Bank of Mukwonago, 5450 S. Moorland Road, New Berlin. County Executive Dan Vrakas will provide residents with an opportunity to learn about the budget process and to provide input on the important decisions impacting initiatives in 2015. 6 p.m.

July 16
   Fundraisers
· Kick-off fundraiser for 15th SD candidate Brian Fitzgerald
O'Riley and Conway's, 214 W. Milwaukee St., Janesville. with special guest Rep. Amy Loudenbeck Suggested contribution of $25 PAC accepted Please RSVP to Andrew Iverson at 608-449-1529 or andrew.iverson@mail.wlc.edu Please make checks payable to: Friends of Fitz 3906 Capella Drive Janesville, WI 53546 6 p.m.
· Reception for 97th AD candidate Scott Allen
House of Guinness, 354 W. Main St., Waukesha. Suggested Contribution - $100 Please make checks payable to: Allen for Wisconsin Please RSVP to Mary Gainey: manager@allenforwisconsin.com, or 650-863-1911 Regrets, you are invited to contribute at allenforwisconsin.com 5 p.m.
· Wisconsin Women in Government miniature golf outing Vitense Golf Land, 5501 Schroeder Road, Madison.
   State Government
· Wisconsin Technical College System Board Milwaukee Area Technical College, Main Building, Room M210, 700 W. State St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Madison Rotary Club: Author Bill Berry
Inn on the Park, Madison. Author Bill Berry will discuss his book "Banning DDT: How Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way" Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· WISCAPE: Net neutrality and academic freedom
Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison.
· Wisconsin Collaborative for Affordable Housing statewide conference Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee.

July 17
   Fundraisers
· Reception in support of 21st SD candidate Jonathan Steitz
4324 114th St., Pleasant Prairie. Hosted by Crystal and Steve Miller. Level of support: Gold $1000 | Silver $500 | Bronze $250 All contributions greatly accepted. Please make checks payable to: Steitz for Senate P.O. Box 580973 Pleasant Prairie , WI 63158 RSVP Vicki at (262) 439-9223 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on Review of Tax Incremental Financing
413 North, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Pewaukee Workforce Development Center open house
Waukesha County Technical College, 892 Main St., Pewaukee. The Pewaukee Workforce Development Center will hold an Employer Open House event on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. to provide information on Child Labor Laws and Youth Apprenticeships. You and/or a representative from your organization are welcome to attend this FREE event. Please register by Noon on Tuesday, July 15. Breakfast treats will be served. JIM CHIOLINO has worked for the Department of Workforce Development since 1991. He has worked with both of the Equal Rights Division’s bureaus: the Civil Rights Bureau and the Labor Standards Bureau. Jim took a 3-year hiatus from state service and practiced law in the area of Employment Law, representing employers. He currently serves as Assistant Equal Rights Division Administrator and Director of the Labor Standards Bureau. Jim has a Master of Public Administration degree from UW-Milwaukee a JD from UW-Madison. The Workforce Development Center is located at the Waukesha County Technical College’s Pewaukee Campus, 892 Main Street. For more information about Employer Open House events or to register to attend the July 17th session, please email Lisa at Lgasiorowski@wctc.edu or call 262-695-7894. 8:30 a.m.
   Other
· 78th AD candidate forum
Oakwood Village, 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison. Forum featuring Mark Clear and Lisa Subeck. 7 p.m.
· Madison Mayor Soglin press conference on veterans housing vouchers
City County Building, Room 403, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison. Madison and Veteran’s Hospital Officials Urge Landlords to Partner on Efforts for Homeless Veterans Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, Middleton Veteran’s Hospital Director Judy McKee, and VA staff will meet with reporters to discuss efforts to encourage local landlords to participate in the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) voucher program. The program is being administered in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Madison VA Medical Center to serve veterans in Madison. Contact: Katie Crawley 608-266-4611 11:30 a.m.
· Medicare expansion referendum announcement
City County Building Front Steps, 210 Martin Luther King Drive, Madison. County Board Supervisors to Join Advocates in Calling for Medicare Expansion County Board Supervisors will join Citizen Action and other health care advocates in announcing a referendum urging the state to accept Medicare expansion funding from the federal government at 4:30 pm on Thursday, July 17, on the front steps of the City County Building. 4:30 p.m.
· Wisconsin Academy climate and energy report panel discussion
Wisconsin Historical Museum Auditorium, 30 Carroll St., Madison. The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters announced on June 30, 2014, the release of a new report, Climate Forward: A New Road Map for Wisconsin’s Climate and Energy Future, that identifies five “pathways to progress” to reduce Wisconsin’s dependence on fossil fuels and support sustainable energy sources. Local and national media and the public are invited to join Wisconsin Academy director Jane Elder and report contributors Roy Thilly, John Imes, Tom Eggert, Keith Reopelle, and Don Wichert for a review of these five “pathways to progress” and general discussion of the report, Climate Forward: A New Road Map for Wisconsin’s Climate and Energy Future. Registration: Due to limited space, media and public participants are encouraged to register in advance to ensure seating. Please e-mail or call Elysse Lindell at 608-263-1692 x10. Additional information: Two versions of the report, the full report and an abbreviated executive summary, can be downloaded in advance of the Q&A session from the Wisconsin Academy's website at wwisconsinacademy.org/climateforward. 1 p.m.
· Wisconsin Collaborative for Affordable Housing statewide conference Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee.

July 18
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 19th SD candidate Roger Roth
Home of Tim and Joanna Higgins, 909 Cambridge Court, Appleton. with special guest US Senator Ron Johnson 5:30 – 7:30 PM All contributions gratefully accepted PAC no longer accepted Please RSVP to info@rothforwisconsin.com or 608-257-8035 Please make checks payable to: Roth for Wisconsin PO Box 2224 Appleton, WI 54912 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Timpano Group: The board's role in fundraising
Wegner CPAs, 2110 Luann Lane, Madison.
   Other
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

July 19
   Other
· Dane County Bar Association launches new clinic
Madison College, West Campus, Room 110 302 S. Gammon Road, Madison. Dane County Launches New Basic Estate Planning Clinic for Seniors Local Organizations Donate Legal Services to Meet Unmet Legal Needs MADISON – A local coalition including the State Bar of Wisconsin, Dane County Bar Association, Madison College Paralegal Program, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR), and CUNA Mutual Group, will launch a new legal clinic on Saturday, July 19. At the Basic Estate Planning Clinic for Seniors, 10 local attorneys and 10 local paralegals or paralegal students will volunteer their Saturday morning to help approximately 30 senior citizens create basic wills and power of attorney documents. The clinic focuses on serving low-income and veteran seniors and will happen every other month. The next clinic is scheduled for September 20, 2014. The clinic operates by appointment only - no drop-in appointments are available. A few appointments remain. To schedule an appointment to meet with an attorney at the July 19 clinic, please call 608-261-9930. WHO: State Bar of Wisconsin Dane County Bar Association Madison College Paralegal Program Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) CUNA Mutual Group WHAT: New Dane County Basic Estate Planning Clinic for Seniors WHERE: Madison College, West Campus, 302 S. Gammon Road, Room 110 WHEN: Saturday, July 19 8:30am – 12:15pm HOW: To schedule an appointment for one of the few remaining slots, call 608-261-9930. 8:30 a.m.
· Legacy of Leadership Celebration
Elizabeth Inn, 5246 Harding Ave., Plover,
· Sheridan for Senate meet and greet
· Wisconsin State Society 32nd annual Brewers game & tailgate party
Potomac Parking Lot #101, 75 Eye St. SE, Washington, D.C. Breakout your Brewer gear and join us on Saturday, July 19, at 7:05 PM to see the Milwaukee Brewers play the Washington Nationals at their riverfront park. This year we will again be joined by the Washington area alumni clubs of Marquette, Wisconsin and Purdue. At 5 PM preceding the game, we will be hosting one of our famous tailgate parties in a parking lot 3 blocks from the Stadium. In addition to genuine Wisconsin beer and brats, we will have 100 percent beef and meatless hot dogs and all the fixings. Following the game, there will be a free concert featuring Austin Mahone. The cost for the tailgate party and game is a mere $35 for paid up members and guests. $40 after Wednesday, July 16. Saturday, July 19 Tailgate: 5 PM in Potomac Parking Lot #101 at 75 Eye St SE Game: 7:05 PM at Nationals Stadium Cost: $35 for tailgate and game ticket until July 16; $40 thereafter $25 for tailgate only until July 16; $30 thereafter $10 discount for children under 12 Payment and RSVP by Wednesday, July 16. Either mail a check made out to Wisconsin State Society to Bill Wagner at 4122 N. 17th St., Arlington, VA, 22207 or go to www.paypal.com and click on the "Send Money" tab. When prompted, enter the PayPal e-mail address psm36@georgetown.edu in the "Send To" field to make your payment via PayPal. After Wednesday, July 16 paypal will not be available and the only option will be to pay at the tailgate party. Please indicate any special dietary needs such as vegetarian when reserving your ticket. For information or questions, call PeggySue McNulty at (703) 973-1643 or email her at peggysue.mcnulty@gmail.com or call Bill Wagner at home at (703) 527-4122 or cell at (571) 839-2789 or email him at mfcwagner@gmail.com. Tickets will be distributed at the tailgate party. Once you reserve your ticket, you are obligated, whether or not you attend, unless we can sell your ticket at the tailgate party. Event is rain or shine unless otherwise noted. If you would like to VOLUNTEER to help, email PeggySue or Bill. Directions: Metro; Take the Green line to the Navy Yard and take the Stadium Exit to Half St. Walk 2½ blocks North on Half St. to parking lot. Potomac Lot #101 is on Half St between K and Eye Sts Look for the WSS flag. Driving; Drive to Stadium area and park in one of the lots and walk to tailgate party. Optional cash day-of parking in tailgate lot for $20. If confused, go to www.nationals.com and check out directions and parking options under “Nationals Stadium.” 5 p.m.

July 20
   Fundraisers
· Northwoods cocktail reception with Gov. Scott Walker
Home of Doug & Jae McCoy, 9615 Sky Pines Drive, Minocqua. Host Levels: $5000 / $2500 / $1000 or $500 Attendees: $250 per couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 5 p.m.
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting

July 21
   State Government
· Government Accountability Board
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
   Business Events
· Minority Business RoundTable luncheon Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium
Davies Center, Eau Claire.
   Other
· 78th Assembly District Democratic candidate forum
Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave., Madison. PROFS, the Public Representation Organization of the Faculty Senate, will host a forum of Democratic candidates in the race for the 78th Assembly District. The forum, which is open to the public, will be held at 7 pm on Monday, July 21st in Room 1325 of the Health Sciences Learning Center. Free parking is available in lots 82 and 60. Political science professor Kathy Cramer, Interim Director of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, will moderate the forum. Audience members may contribute questions at the forum or email them to mfelber@secfac.wisc.edu. 7 p.m.
· Public Policy Forum: Policy in a Pub
Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub, 1203 N. 10th St., Milwaukee.

July 22
   Fundraisers
· Birthday celebration and campaign kickoff for Sen. Terry Moulton
980 118th St., Chippewa Falls. All donations gratefully accepted RSVP to info@terrymoulton.com or call (715)255-0755 Please make checks payable to: Friends of Terry Moulton 2863 S Prairie View Road Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 If you are unable to attend, donations can be made at www.terrymoulton.com 5 p.m.
· Friends of Paul Farrow 2nd annual Brewer Birthday Bash
Miller Park, 1 Brewer Way, Milwaukee. Seating in the ATI Club. Includes full specially buffet and refreshments. Double Play - $200 individual ticket Home Run - $500 individual ticket and tailgate Grand Slam - $1,000 individual ticket, tailgate and gift bag included 4:30 Tailgate begins just outside Robin Yount Statue (Home Run and Grand Slam levels only) 5:40 Gates and ATI Club open (All guests) 7:10 Game Begins (All guests) Payment must be received to guarantee tickets. PAC no longer accepted RSVP's required to: judi@rhodesstrategies.com or 608-257-8035 RSVP's required by Friday, July 12th for ticket delivery Farrow for Senate PO Box 467 Pewaukee, WI 53072 4:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on Adoption Disruption and Dissolution
413 North, State Capitol.
· Study Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, Alternatives and Diversions
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: WEDC CEO Reed Hall
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Reed Hall, CEO and Secretary of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), will present an overview of the history and operations of WEDC. He will outline WEDC’s areas of emphasis, areas of concern with the conversion from the former Department of Commerce, audits, and changes made at WEDC. In addition, Mr. Hall will discuss: the vehicles available to assist Wisconsin businesses and communities and the jobs impacted; the recruitment of Amazon to Kenosha County; WEDC activities going forward; and changing perceptions of Wisconsin. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· Small Business Workshop: Classic networking mistakes and timeless remedies
American Family Insurance, 1 N. Pickney St., Madison.
· WIN Madison
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium
Davies Center, Eau Claire.
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits Hudson GOP field office
213 S. 2nd St., Hudson. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit the Republican Party of Wisconsin's Hudson Field Office tomorrow to meet with volunteers and supporters. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1629 12:50 p.m.
· Health Insurance Risk Sharing Plan Advisory Board 125 S. Webster St., Room 227, Madison.
· Lt. Gov Kleefisch, DWD Secretary Newson announce Wisconsin Fast Forward grant in Green Bay
Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College, Business and Information Technology building; Room BI212, 2740 W. Mason St., Green Bay. Lt. Governor Kleefisch, Secretary Newson to Visit Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College, Announce Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant MADISON – Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will visit Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College's Business and Information Technology building in Green Bay at 3:00 PM tomorrow, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to announce the release of a grant under the Wisconsin Fast Forward; Blueprint for Prosperity initiative. Governor Walker signed into law his "Blueprint for Prosperity" initiative in March 2014. The legislation provides more than $35 million in additional funding to expand the DWD-operated Wisconsin Fast Forward program. One focus is to provide grants for the Wisconsin Technical College System to reduce waiting lists for enrollment in programs and courses in high-demand fields. 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 3:00 p.m.
· Lt. Gov Kleefisch, DWD Secretary Newson announce Wisconsin Fast Forward grant in La Crosse
Western Technical College, Weaver Building, Welding Lab, 400 7th St. N, La Crosse. Lt. Governor Kleefisch, Secretary Newson to Visit Western Technical College, Announce Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant MADISON – Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will visit Western Technical College's Welding Lab in La Crosse at 10:30 AM tomorrow, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to announce the release of a grant under the Wisconsin Fast Forward; Blueprint for Prosperity initiative. Governor Walker signed into law his "Blueprint for Prosperity" initiative in March 2014. The legislation provides more than $35 million in additional funding to expand the DWD-operated Wisconsin Fast Forward program. One focus is to provide grants for the Wisconsin Technical College System to reduce waiting lists for enrollment in programs and courses in high-demand fields. 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.
· Lt. Gov Kleefisch, DWD Secretary Newson announce Wisconsin Fast Forward grant in Rhinelander
Nicolet Technical College, Art Tech Center 2nd Floor Health Lab, Room 227, 5364 College Drive Rhinelander. Lt. Governor Kleefisch, Secretary Newson to Visit Nicolet Technical College, Announce Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant MADISON – Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will visit Nicolet Technical College's Art Tech Center in Rhinelander at 1:00 PM tomorrow, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to announce the release of a grant under the Wisconsin Fast Forward; Blueprint for Prosperity initiative. Governor Walker signed into law his "Blueprint for Prosperity" initiative in March 2014. The legislation provides more than $35 million in additional funding to expand the DWD-operated Wisconsin Fast Forward program. One focus is to provide grants for the Wisconsin Technical College System to reduce waiting lists for enrollment in programs and courses in high-demand fields. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 1 p.m.
· Lt. Gov Kleefisch, DWD Secretary Newson highlight Wisconsin Fast Forward grant in Madison
Madison Area Technical College, Machine Tool Lab, 1701 Wright St., Madison. Lt. Governor Kleefisch, Secretary Newson to Visit Madison Area Technical College, Highlight Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant MADISON – Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will visit Madison Area Technical College's Center for Machine Tool Lab in Madison at 8:30 AM tomorrow, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, to highlight the recently announced $5 million grant under the Wisconsin Fast Forward; Blueprint for Prosperity initiative. Governor Walker signed into law his "Blueprint for Prosperity" initiative in March 2014. The legislation provides more than $35 million in additional funding to expand the DWD-operated Wisconsin Fast Forward program. One focus is to provide grants for the Wisconsin Technical College System to reduce waiting lists for enrollment in programs and courses in high-demand fields. 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.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy hosts medal ceremony
500 N. Washington St., Thorp. U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (WI-07) will host a medal ceremony event in Thorp, WI on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 to honor World War II Veteran, Sgt. Anton F. Jacks, with his much deserved medal for his distinguished and heroic service to our nation and the people of France. This event is open to the public and the media. For more information about this event, please call, 715-808-8160. 8 a.m.

July 23
   Fundraisers
· Friends of Alberta Darling garden to garden tour
With Special Guest Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch 4:00-6:00 PM – Garden Tours 6:00 – 7:30 PM – Reception at the Kubly residence Host Levels: $1000 (gold) | $500 (silver) | $250 (bronze) Attendees: $50 per person RSVP or questions to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com or to Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 or laura@graltonconsulting.com 4 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Glenn Grothman
Home of Dan & Wendy Eastman, 4910 W. Century Court, Mequon. The hosts invite you to attend a fundraising reception at the home of Dan & Wendy Eastman on Wednesday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m. Hors D’oeuvres & Refreshments will be served. 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraising reception for Sen. Joe Leibham
Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Washington, D.C. You Are Cordially Invited To A Fundraising Reception For Joe Leibham, Candidate for WI-6 Open Seat Suggested Contribution: $2,500 Host * $1,000 Sponsor * $500 Supporter * $250 Friend Please mail checks to: Leibham for Congress, P.O. Box 941, Sheboygan, WI 53082 RSVP or questions to Carole Goeas (703) 684-8328 or Carole@GoeasAssociates.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on Student Achievement Guarantee in Education Program
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· GBCC legislative luncheon
Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit.
· Long-Term Care Workshop
Novation Campus 145 E. Badger Road Madison. Topics will include: · What is long-term care? · Chances of needing care. · Costs associated with long-term care. · Who pays for long-term care? · Stategies to protect assets. · Alternatives to long-term care insurance. · Planning stratgeies to protect my assets and income. Register Today to learn more! 6 p.m.
· Sustainable Business Network quarterly meeting with Dane Co. Exec. Parisi
Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., Madison.
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits Janesville GOP field office
20 E. Milwaukee St., Suite 103, Janesville. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit the Republican Party of Wisconsin's Janeville Field Office tomorrow to meet with volunteers and supporters. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 10:20 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Madison GOP field office
5609 Medical Circle, Unit 101, Madison. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit the Republican Party of Wisconsin's Madison Field Office tomorrow to meet with volunteers and supporters. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 12 p.m.
· On the Issues: Marquette Law School Poll
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.

July 24
   State Government
· Steering Committee for Symposia Series on Supporting Healthy Early Brain Development
412 East, State Capitol.
· Study Committee on the Review of Wisconsin Technical College System Funding and Governance
411 South, State Capitol.
   Other
· Waukesha Co. Exec. Vrakas budget town hall meeting
Shorehaven, 1306 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas will provide residents with an opportunity to learn about the budget process and to provide input on the important decisions impacting initiatives in 2015. 9 a.m.

July 25
   Business Events
· E-commerce and Ag export opportunities in China
Crowne Plaza Madison, 4402 E Washington Ave., Madison.
· WPS Health Insurance, Green Bay Packers 1K Kids Run
Lambeau Field, 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay. The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Insurance are proud to present the second annual WPS 1K Kids Run on July 25 to help kick off the 2014 football training camp in Green Bay. WPS is a “Proud Partner of the Green Bay Packers,” and one of its subsidiaries, Arise Health Plan, is based in Green Bay. Children ages 10 and under will run a lap inside historic Lambeau Field and finish on a replica turf in the parking lot. The event starts at 6 p.m. Friday, July 25, with packet pick-up from 3 to 5:30 p.m. in the atrium. The evening concludes with Packers Movie Night inside the stadium at 7 p.m. A family-friendly movie will be shown on the TundraVision screen. Admission is free for the movie. Staging for the Kids Run will be outside the Oneida Nation gate in the southeast corner of the Lambeau Field parking lot. There will be four waves of runners: 10-year-olds: 6:00 p.m. Ages 8-9: 6:10 p.m. Ages 6-7: 6:20 p.m. Ages 5 and under: 6:30 p.m. (A parent or guardian must accompany children 5 years and under.) The registration fee of $10 includes a Packers Kids Run T-shirt, logo bag, and participant medal. Here are the registration options: Online: http://nfl.packers.com/fan_zone/events/5k/register-kids/ (Online registration closes July 22.) Walk-up: 3 to 5:30 p.m. day of the event in the Lambeau Field Atrium By mail: Download the registration form at: http://nfl.packers.com/fan_zone/events/5k/kids-run-info/kidsregistration2014.pdf Send the completed form and a check made payable to: Green Bay Packers 5K Run/Walk PO Box 10628 Green Bay, WI 54307-0628 More information is available at: http://nfl.packers.com/fan_zone/events/5k/kids-run-info/ 6 p.m.
   Other
· Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce primary candidate forum
Beloit City Hall, 100 State St., Beloit. Meet Your August 12th Primary Candidates! For Senate District 15, Assembly 45, & Rock County Sheriff Keeping our members connected to our legislative leaders will help in the short and long term when advocating for action that helps our business community. With that in mind, the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce GAAC (Government Affairs Advisory Council) is inviting the candidates to join in on a conversation before the August primary. Opening lines of communication now will give everyone a chance to get to know each other! Senate District 15: 1. Janis Ringhand 2. Mike Sheridan 3. Austin Scieszinski Assembly 45: 1. Mark Spreitzer 2. Sheila DeForest Rock County Sheriff: 1. Bob Spoden 2. Gary Groelle 8 a.m.

July 26
   Fundraisers
· Breakfast reception for U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
Ambassador Hotel, 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. You Are Cordially Invited to Join the Host Committee and with Friends & Supporters along with special guests Financial Services Committee Ranking Member The Honorable Maxine Waters joining Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus The Honorable Marcia Fudge in supporting Milwaukee's Voice in Congress The Honorable Gwen S. Moore Suggested Levels of Support $2,600 Chair ~ $1,000 Host ~ $500 Sponsor - $250 Supporter $50 Per Person / $75 Per Couple **Click  here to RSVP online** To RSVP or for more information, contact Chris Trull at 414-690-3576 / cell: 337-377-5857 or chris@christrullfundraising.com or Brenda Moore at 414-322-6161 9:30 a.m.
· Lumberjack reception honoring U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy
The Steakhouse & Lodge, 15860 T Bone Lane, Hayward. With Special Guest Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader-Elect, US House of Representatives Host Reception & Photo Opportunity 2:00 – 2:30 PM Main Reception 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Levels of Support: Platinum: $2600 Ÿ Gold: $1000 Ÿ Silver: $500 Attendee: $100 For questions or to RSVP please contact Maggie Mulvaney: Maggie@DuffyforCongress.com or 651.233.7862 Please make checks payable to: Duffy for Congress P.O. Box 538 Ÿ Wausau, WI 54402 or contribute online at www.DuffyforCongress.com 2 p.m.
   Other
· Clean Lakes Festival
Law Park, 410 S. Blair St., Madison.
· Community Brainstorming Conference
· Gun violence community forum
African American Women’s Center, 3020 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) will host a forum to discuss the horrific violence that plagues our community. Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters (CA-43) and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (OH-11) will actively participate in this conversation. As of June 16, 2014, thus far this year, 30 children have been shot in Milwaukee, 185 total nonfatal shootings have taken place and 30 homicides have been committed. The purpose of the dialogue is to engage in a candid and constructive conservation on ways to reduce this violence, take back our streets and playgrounds and invest in our future. Members of the community will have an opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with Congresswoman Moore and gun violence forum speakers. This community forum is held in conjunction with Mayor Tom Barrett, Mothers Against Gun Violence, Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope, Milwaukee Public Theatre and Asha Family Services, Inc. **A press availability will directly follow this event. Please RSVP to Staci.Cox@mail.house.gov. 1:30 p.m.

July 27
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Sensenbrenner town hall meeting

July 28
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Sen. Glenn Grothman
Home of Dr. Doug & Kay Horan, 324 9th St., Neenah. The hosts invite you to meet State Sen. Glenn Grothman, Republican candidate for Congress, at the home of Dr. Doug & Kay Horan on Monday, July 28. The event is an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. so feel free to stop by whenever you can make it. Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres will be served. 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· WEDC Board of Directors Briggs & Stratton, 12301 W. Wirth St., Wauwatosa.
   Other
· Waukesha Co. Exec. Vrakas town hall meeting
Waukesha County Courthouse, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Room 350, Waukesha. Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas will provide residents with an opportunity to learn about the budget process and to provide input on the important decisions impacting initiatives in 2015. 5 p.m.

July 29
   Fundraisers
· Martinis & mayhem with U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner
75 Room, Capitol Hill Club Grill, 300 First St. SE, Washington, D.C. $1,000 Friends $500 Individuals Please make checks payable to: The Sensenbrenner Committee c/o Carole Goeas & Associates 1707 Prince St, #5 Alexandria, VA 22314 RSVP to Meredith Mino Bonyun at 703-684-8330 or Meredith@GoeasAssociates.com 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Global Cities Initiative Director Bill Burnett
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Bill Burnett, Director of the Global Cities Initiative (GCI) for the M7 region will talk about the impact this initiative will have on the region and how Rotary may play a key role in creating success for the people who live here. The fundamental GCI goal is to develop a globally fluent region, rich in international business capabilities, where global engagement informs our plans for economic growth. By growing the international marketplace for our goods and services we seek to create a more robust and sustainable economy and thereby improve the lives of the people living in the M7 region. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· Small business workshop: Power communications media training
American Family Insurance, 1 N. Pinckney St., Madison.
· Technology Showcase Tour
Communications Engineering Company, Ste. 106, 4009 Felland Rd., Madison. As technology advances, businesses and institutions have instant access to a wealth of product information. The biggest obstacle in qualifying and testing new technology is being able to actually use it. The Technology Showcase Tour (TST) overcomes that obstacle. The TST covers the majority of the Midwest, delivering technology to your doorstep. Large-scale trade shows provide users with access to the best technology in the industry. However, many times budget and/or schedule constraints make attendance difficult. The TST not only complements these annual shows, but allows users the chance to experience the same technologies in their city. Traditional meetings involve mundane presentations with semi-complete product demonstrations and concentration on a single line. The TST offers products from our full line of manufacturers, in a wholly integrated environment. Register Here 9 a.m.
· Wisconsin Cleantech Network forum
Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Ave., Madison.
   Other
· MICAH, Grassroots North Shore candidate forum
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 3114 N. 2nd St., Milwaukee. County Sheriff & 10th Assembly District Candidates Forum Purpose: To inform voters and to promote voter turnout for primary elections, Tuesday, August 12th, when the race for Milwaukee County Sheriff and for the 10th Assembly District will be decided Invited to participate in forum: Candidates for Milwaukee County Sheriff Chris Moews David Clarke Candidates for 10th Assembly District David Bowen Bria Grant Sara Lee Johann Tia Torhorst Questions from the audience are encouraged 6:30 p.m.
· PSC telephone hearing
· REDI graduation ceremony
Rock County Job Center, 1900 Center Ave., Room K, Janesville. DWD Deputy Secretary Barry to Congratulate Graduates of Job Training Program for People with Disabilities JANESVILLE – On Tuesday, July 29, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry will join two graduates of the Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI) program at their graduation ceremony. REDI is a job training program that Walgreens originally piloted in Texas. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Rock County Job Center, 1900 Center Ave., Room K, Janesville. The Wisconsin REDI program has provided people with disabilities on-the-job training at Walgreens stores throughout the state. In May 2012, Walgreens and the DWD Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) collaborated on the REDI program as a pilot in Milwaukee. The initiative has since been rolled out statewide to stores in Janesville, Beloit, Racine, Milwaukee, Franklin, Wauwatosa, Oconomowoc, Waukesha, West Bend, Oshkosh, Kaukauna, Appleton, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Menomonie, and Eau Claire. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 2 p.m.
· Walker to tour EAA AirVenture
Contact: Laurel Patrick, (608) 267-7303 Media Advisory: Governor Scott Walker to Tour EAA AirVenture Madison – Governor Scott Walker will attend EAA AirVenture tomorrow in Oshkosh. WHAT: Tour of EAA AirVenture WHEN: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00PM WHERE: EAA Grounds – Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) Hillard Building 3000 Poberezny Road Oshkosh, WI 54902 NOTE: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media before delivering the opening remarks. 12:00 p.m.

July 30
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Devin LeMahieu for Senate
Emmer's, 906 S. 15th St., Sheboygan. With Special Guests- Senators Fitzgerald, Cowles, Darling, Farrow, Gudex, Petrowski and Tiffany All contributions gratefully accepted Please RSVP to Megan at 608-257-8035 or mcramer@wisgop.org Please make checks payable to: Friends of Devin LeMahieu PO Box 700200 Oostburg, WI 53070 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Gov. Scott Walker
Home of Jae & Doug McCoy, 9615 Sky Pines Road, Minocqua. Please join Governor Walker for a Cocktail Reception in Minocqua! 5:00pm - Host Reception & Photo Opportunity 6:00pm - General Reception Host Levels: $5000 - $2500 - $1000 - $500 General Reception: $250 per couple For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-441-1649 / colleen@scottwalker.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Wisconsin Progress Rumpus Room, 1030 N. Water St., Milwaukee.
· Fundraising reception for John Steitz for Senate
Ward's House of Prime, 540 E. Mason St., Milwaukee. Guest Speaker Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty President Rick Esenberg General Reception: $50 per person. Co-Host Reception: Gold - $1,000; Silver - $500; Bronze - $250 Appetizers will be served. Cash bar. RSVP requested. To sign up as a co-host or to RSVP, contact Vicky at 262-439-9223 or victory@victoryservices.biz. 5:30 p.m.
· Rep. Melissa Sargent summer garden party
Home of Marcia Sorensen, 1613 Mayfield Lane, Madison. Sponsorship levels: Champion $500 | Advocate: $250 | Friend: $100 Contributions of any amount are appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Friends of Melissa Sargent Please e-mail melissa@melissasargent.com to learn more or finalize you sponsorship. 5 p.m.
· Women's summit for AG candidate Ismael Ozanne
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Women's Summit sponsored by Women for Ozanne – Candidate for Attorney General Featured Speaker: Dayna Long, President of the Wisconsin National Organization for Women The summit will have great speakers and panelists and a special presentation about the Hobby Lobby case. Also, in the final push to August 12th, donations would be greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Ozanne P.O. Box 1969 Madison, WI 53701 1:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Steering Committee on Symposia Series on Personal Property Tax
412 East, Madison.
   Business Events
· FUEL Milwaukee leadership luncheon
Cafe Hollander, 7677 W. State St., Wauwatosa.
   Other
· Assembly Democratic press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Democratic Legislators to Lead Efforts to Restore Justice for Wisconsin Veterans MADISON – Democratic legislators and veterans’ advocates will announce efforts to restore justice for Wisconsin veterans harmed by asbestos poisoning tomorrow, Wednesday, July 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the Assembly Parlor at the State Capitol. Rep. Andy Jorgensen, Rep. Nick Milroy and Rep. Dana Wachs will be joined by Jason Johns, executive director of the Wisconsin Asbestos Victims Network. Contact: Rep. Andy Jorgensen, 608.266.3790 Rep. Nick Milroy, 608.266.0640 Rep. Dana Wachs, 608.266.7461 11 a.m.
· DWD deputy secretary joins REDI graduation ceremony
Gateway Technical College, Conference Center, 1001 S. Main St., Racine. RACINE – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry will join thirteen graduates of the Retail Employees with Disabilities Initiative (REDI) program at their graduation ceremony. REDI is a job training program that Walgreens originally piloted in Texas. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Gateway Technical College Racine Campus Conference Center, 1001 S. Main Street, Racine. The Wisconsin REDI program has provided people with disabilities on-the-job training at Walgreens stores throughout the state. In May 2012, Walgreens and the DWD Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) collaborated on the REDI program as a pilot in Milwaukee. The initiative has since been rolled out statewide to stores in Janesville, Beloit, Racine, Milwaukee, Franklin, Wauwatosa, Oconomowoc, Waukesha, West Bend, Oshkosh, Kaukauna, Appleton, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Menomonie, and Eau Claire. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 1:30 p.m.
· DWD deputy secretary tours Western Industries Engineered Products
1141 S. 10th St. Watertown. DWD Deputy Secretary Barry to Tour Watertown Manufacturer, Meet Graduates of Welding Training Program Supported with Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry will highlight Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training initiative at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, when he meets welders in training under a WFF-funded project during a tour of Western Industries Engineered Products, 1141 S. 10th Street, in Watertown. To date, DWD has announced plans to distribute over $6 million in WFF grants, funding projects to help over 6,600 workers gain skills for new jobs or jobs with higher pay. The customized training projects approved so far involve 172 businesses throughout the state. 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 a.m.
· Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corp. press conference Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, 2001 Taft St., Madison.

July 31
   Fundraisers
· Birthday reception in support of lt. gov. candidate John Lehman
Infusino’s Banquet Hall, 3201 Rapids Drive, Racine. Special Guests: Senator Bob Wirch, Reps. Barca, Mason and Ohnstad, Rep. Jon Richards, Racine Mayor John Dickert and Rob Zerban, candidate for Congress All contributions welcome. Interested in sponsoring the event? Please contact Tyler Hendricks at 608.633.0704 or email tylerh@wisdems.org 5 p.m.
· Fundraising reception for John Steitz for Senate
Ironwood Chophouse and Saloon, 20715 Durand Ave., Union Grove. Guest Speaker WISN Talk Show Host Vicki McKenna 6:30-7:00pm Private Reception for Co-Hosts 7:00-8:30pm General Reception General Reception: $50 per person. Co-Host Reception: Gold - $1,000; Silver - $500; Bronze - $250. Appetizers will be served. Cash bar. RSVP requested. To sign up as a co-host or to RSVP, contact Vicky at 262-439-9223 or victory@victoryservices.biz 6:30 p.m.
· Night at the ballpark with U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
Nationals Stadium, Washington, D.C. Please Join Us for a Night at the Ballpark - This is Our Last DC Event of the 2014 Primary Season Congresswoman Gwen Moore, WI – 4 DCCC Tribal Co-Chair House Committee on Financial Services & House Committee on the Budget Nationals v. Phillies 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm (game starts at 7:05 pm) Suggested Levels of Support: $1,500 for 1 ticket / $2,500 for 2 tickets 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 6:30 p.m.
· Reception in support of Gov. Scott Walker
Westmoor Country Club, 400 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield. Host Levels: $5000/$2500/$1000/$500 General Reception: $250 Per Couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker Contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on the Transfer of Structured Settlement Payments
1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· GBCC Rising Professionals launch event
Phoenix Building Rooftop Patio, 430 E. Grand Ave., Beloit. Join us for a night of networking, live music, and giveaways! Dinner will be catered by Merrill & Houston's Steak Joint. $5 RP Members | $15 Non-members Not a member of Rising Professionals? Sign up here or at the launch! 5 p.m.
   Other
· DWD press conference
3101 S. Packerland Drive, Green Bay. Secretary Newson to Visit Schneider, Highlight Wisconsin Fast Forward Worker Training Grant to Meet Employer's Need for 100 New Drivers MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will visit Schneider and meet with reporters at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, July 31, 2014, to highlight a recently awarded Wisconsin Fast Forward grant to train and hire 100 new drivers. Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) is Governor Walker's workforce initiative to address a persistent skills gap and help businesses meet workforce needs with customized, worker training that is employer driven. Administered by the DWD Office of Skills Development, the innovative worker training program requires a match of state funds and includes accountability measures to ensure the state funds are well spent. In addition to WFF, the Department collaborated with Schneider and other trucking companies on a JobCenterofWisconsin.com project, a Trucking industry page to help meet the demand for drivers. DWD and Schneider also have developed a strong alliance in providing job opportunities for veterans. The event at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, July 31, 2014, will take place at the entrance to Schneider headquarters. 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.
· Gov. Walker addresses Wisconsin State Fair opening ceremony
Bank Mutual Amphitheater, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will deliver remarks at the opening ceremony of the Wisconsin State tomorrow in West Allis. Contact: Laurel Patrick, (608) 267-7303 9:30 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Cotta Transmission Company
1301 Prince Hall Drive, Beloit. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Cotta Transmission Company in Beloit tomorrow to tour its facility. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 1:40 p.m.
· Jerry Bader Show 6th CD Republican primary debate
Midwest Communications Broadcast Center, 1420 Bellevue St., Green Bay.
· PSC telephone hearing
· PSC telephone hearing
· Voces de la Frontera press conference
Milwaukee NAACP, 2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. #202, Milwaukee. In reaction to the expected state Supreme Court decision regarding our lawsuit against Wisconsin's controversial voter ID law, Voces de la Frontera and the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP will host a news conference tomorrow morning at the local NAACP office. In 2012 a Dane County judge granted a temporary injunction against the law, which he called "the single most restrictive voter eligibility law" in the country. Contact: Joe Shansky, Voces de la Frontera 414.795.3380, joe@vdlf.org 10:30 a.m.

August 1
   Fundraisers
· 5th annual fish fry fundraiser for Rep. Janis Ringhand
Brooklyn Sportsman's Club, W802 Amidon Road, Brooklyn. Hosts: $250, Sponsors: $100, Supporters: $50 All PAC and individual contributions gratefully accepted Please send contributions to Citizens for Janis Ringhand, PO Box 231, Evansville, WI 53536 5 p.m.
· Cocktail reception with Gov. Walker
Home of Sandra Mills, 1500 Rue Reynard, Menasha. Special Guest Sen. Ron Johnson Host Levels: $5000 / $2500 / $1000 or $500 Attendees: $250 per couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 4 p.m.
· Luncheon roundtable discussion with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
The Wine Knot Bar & Bistro, 5611 6th Ave., Kenosha. $1000 Per Person Please make checks payable to: Ryan for Congress, Inc. Contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 11:30 a.m.
   Business Events
· WEDC press conference Energy Innovation Center, 4201 N. 27th St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits Velocity Machine Inc.
817 Marquis Way, Green Bay. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Velocity Machine, Inc. in Green Bay tomorrow to tour its facility. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 2 p.m.
· Ripon College Center for Politics and the People 6th CD debate Harwood Memorial Union, Ripon.

August 2
   Other
· National Farmers Market Week kickoff press conference Capitol Square, Madison.
· Racine Tea PAC rally
Brand Farm, 16122 50th Road, Franksville. RACINE TEA PARTY HOLDING PRE-PRIMARY RALLY with PAUL RYAN Racine, WI – The momentum of the 21st State Senate District recall is still felt strongly in the hearts and minds of the majority of voters here. On Saturday, August 2nd from 4pm – 5:30pm the Racine Tea Party PAC will hold a rally exactly 26 months to the day from our event to fight off the recalls of Governor Scott Walker, Lt Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and then State Senator, Van Wanggaard. Due to the State of Chaos brought on by Democrats, unions and other assorted liberal groups opposed to Van Wanggaard’s vote for Act 10, Van was recalled from his office on June 5, 2012. Racine TEA Lora Halberstadt said “we intend on reversing the recall, and reinstating Van Wanggaard and his conservative principles in the State Senate”. The event will feature our hero who most recently took the IRS to task, Congressman – Paul Ryan, WISN Radio Host – Jay Weber, WI State Assembly Speaker – Robin Vos, State Senate Candidate - Van Wanggaard, Representative Samantha Kerkman, President of Hispanics for School Choice – Zeus Rodriguez and more. Our emcee is the strong voice of the President of Frederick Douglass Society of WI – Pam Owens Stevens. Contact: Lora Halberstadt 262-939-0175 Nancy Milholland 262-994-0894 4 p.m.

August 3
   Fundraisers
· Afternoon out with 81st AD candidate Margo Miller
The Roxbury Tavern, 8901 County Highway Y, Sauk City. Special Guest Dr. Zorba Paster Please join us for a lovely afternoon of friends, food, and great conversation. Suggested Donation: $50 Please consider sponsoring the event at the $100, $300, or $500 level! Please make checks payable to: Margo Miller for Assembly | 813 W Carroll St | Portage, WI 53901 2 p.m.

August 4
   Fundraisers
· Reception in support of Gov. Scott Walker
The Wallskog residence, 12907 N. Highgate Court, Mequon. Host Level: $1000 $500 Per Couple Attendees Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker Contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5:30 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s 7th annual summer BBQ
Quivey’s Grove, 6261 Nesbitt Rd., Madison. Save the Date! Tammy Baldwin’s 7th Annual Summer BBQ Monday, August 4th 5:30 to 8:00 pm Join Tammy for a summer dinner at Madison’s historic landmark, Quivey’s Grove. Tickets include a buffet dinner and your choice of local beer, wine, or soft drinks. Rain or shine, we’ll be outside (or under a tent) enjoying a beautiful Wisconsin evening. Please join us and bring your friends and family! Become a Sponsor! $1000 Grill Master $500 Sponsor $250 Friend Sponsorships include two event tickets and a listing in our program Suggested donation: $50 Questions? Contact Ashley Viste at 608.663.6300 or ashley@tammybaldwin.com 5:30 p.m.
   Other
· 20th Assembly District candidate forum
Joe's K Ranch, 4840 S. Whitnall Ave., Cudahy. The Republican Party of Milwaukee County - South Branch is holding a candidate forum to introduce the Republican Primary Election Candidates Molly McGartland, Justin Morales, and Michael Pierre, who will be seeking office in Wisconsin's 20th Assembly District. This candidate forum is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited Contact: Michael S. Murphy Cell: 414-364-8762 Email: murphyms@wi.rr.com 6:30 p.m.
· Institute for Strategic Funding Development grant development workshop
Marquette University, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Rep. Duffy hosts young professionals meet-up
Stone Tap Pub, 517 2nd St., Hudson. Hudson, WI – U.S. Representative Sean Duffy will host a young professionals meet-up on August 4th in Hudson. Young professionals including, but certainly not limited to, students and those at the start of their career paths are invited to join Rep. Duffy to discuss topics of particular interest or concern. This event is open to the public and media. Full details below: For additional information, please call the Hudson office at 715-808-8160 6 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
College Connection Building, Rooms 492 and 493, 1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore. Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore on Monday, August 4, 2014. During her visit, Senator Baldwin will tour campus expansions including the remodeled Manufacturing Center and Health Science Center which is home to new nursing facilities. She will also sit down with College President Duane Ford; Amy Charles, Business & Industry Services Manager; Derek Dachelet, Dean of Industry, Trades and Agriculture; Darnell Hendricks, Health Network Director; as well as Ron Brisbois, Director of Grant County Economic Development and Rhonda Suda, CEO of the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board, among others to discuss local partnerships addressing workforce development and training needs in the community. Baldwin recently cosponsored and worked to pass the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. The legislation provides critical support and training programs to strengthen workforce readiness by modernizing workforce development programs. Through funding for Wisconsin’s Workforce Investment Boards, the Act has helped strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce readiness efforts to provide industry-driven worker training services for Wisconsin families and businesses. In Wisconsin, 11 Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) provide services at 22 One Stop Job Centers around the state. Contact: press@Baldwin.Senate.gov 9 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson attends Wisconsin State Fair
State Fair Park, West Allis.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson tours ACTS Housing
2414 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.

August 5
   Fundraisers
· 2014 Senate Democrats golf outing
The Oaks, 4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove. 9:00 am – Registration 10:00 am – Golf 3:00 pm – Awards & Reception The Senate Democrats 2014 Golf Outing is being held at The Oaks in Cottage Grove. Join us for golf, fun, on course games and camaraderie as we celebrate the final event of the summer and look forward to fall. Following golf, join us for a reception and presentation of awards in The Oak’s new event center. Continental breakfast, on course lunch, beverage service, hole prizes and gift bag. $3500 per foursome - $3000 if payment is received prior to June 30. - Includes four golfers, Hole & GPS sponsorship, reception, breakfast, lunch, gift bags $1000 - Individual golfer - $850 if payment is received prior to June 30. $500 - Hole sponsorship only $250 - Reception only Individual, Conduit, Federal PAC and limited State PAC accepted Send rsvp and payment to SSDC, PO Box 164, Madison, WI 53701 Contact Jim Smith (608) 332-4108; jims@wisdems.org for question and PAC donations 9 a.m.
· Fundraiser for 70th AD Candidate Nancy VanderMeer
The Pinecrest Supper Club, 9231 State Highway 13/73, Pittsville. 5:30-7:30PM Suggested Contribution $25 Host Levels: Gold $500 Silver $250 Bronze $100 5:30 p.m.
· Reception in support of Joe Leibham for Congress
Home of Sen. Alberta & Dr. Bill Darling, River Hills. Host Levels: $5200/$2600/$1000/$500/$250 Guests: $100 Per Person Please make checks payable to: Joe Leibham for Congress Contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Technology Showcase Tour
Communications Engineering Company, 4009 Felland Rd., Ste. 106, Madison.
   Other
· Gov. Walker attends The Reef groundbreaking ceremony
1215 N. 62nd St., Wauwatosa. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will attend The Reef's groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow in Wauwatosa. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 2:50 p.m.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. RCM President Elect Dan Vliet will lead a conversation with the Republican candidate for Attorney General, Brad Schimel. Rotary will hold a conversation with the Democratic candidate in September. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guest and media. 12 p.m.
· PSC prehearing conference
· U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, NCUA Chair Debbie Matz joint meeting
Northcentral Technical College, Center for Health Services Building, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau. NCUA Chair & Rep. Duffy to Hold Rare Joint Meeting in Wausau Wausau, WI – National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chair Debbie Matz and Rep. Sean Duffy (WI-07) will meet with local credit union representatives for a candid conversation about banking policies and regulations this Tuesday, August 5, 2014. The meeting, organized by Rep. Duffy, will provide an opportunity for local credit unions to offer feedback on current regulatory policies and how they affect the industry. Ms. Matz and Rep. Duffy will be available for comments to the media from 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 11:45 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits western Wisconsin on Freshwater Coast Tour
Genoa National Fish Hatchery, S5631 State Highway 35, Genoa. Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will make stops along the Mississippi River during her August freshwater coast tour. Baldwin will visit the Genoa National Fish Hatchery where she will tour the hatchery’s lake sturgeon and freshwater mussel recovery and restoration programs. She will also tour the sturgeon and brook trout buildings where she will observe fin clipping as well as visit the site of the new interpretive visitor’s center which will focus on the history and natural resources of the Upper Mississippi River. The center is partially funded from a grant secured by the National Scenic Byways Program, part of the federal transportation budget. Genoa National Fish Hatchery (NFH) has played a major role in the conservation of aquatic species since its founding in 1932. Over the last 75 years the mission of the hatchery has changed from providing sport fish for area waters to a conservation hatchery concerned with the recovery of endangered aquatic species. The Hatchery also cooperates with the Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center in La Crosse and other research groups to explore methods to control aquatic invasive species and fish diseases. Senator Baldwin will also visit Lock and Dam 6 in Trempealeau to learn about the system’s operation, recreational use, and the economic impact the navigational waterway has on the area. The visit will be led by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, who will discuss infrastructure reliability, dredging of the lock, and Asian Carp migration. Senator Baldwin’s August tour of Wisconsin’s freshwater coasts focuses on how the Great Lakes, Mississippi River and other major waterways contribute to our state’s economy and quality of life. The Senator is committed to restoring and protecting Wisconsin’s freshwater resources, supporting investments that will strengthen our environment and our economy security. The two-week tour will include restoration projects, commercial ports and water infrastructure, as well as innovation and research efforts. Baldwin supported the Water Resources Development Act, which was signed into law in May. The bipartisan legislation authorizes funding to renew the nation’s locks and dams, provides harbor and river maintenance, assists with flood protection, and restores key environmental areas. 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Genoa National Fish Hatchery S5631 State Highway 35 Genoa, WI 54632 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Lock and Dam 6 – Public Observation Area W24055 Lock & Dam Road Trempealeau, WI 54661 Media interested in attending should RSVP to press@baldwin.senate.gov. 11:45 a.m.
· UW Law School, WisPolitics.com, WORT Democratic attorney general debate
University of Wisconsin Law School, 975 Bascom Mall, Madison.
· WISPIRG press conference
Senate Parlor, State Capitol. Stop the Superbugs: Local Doctors Call for End to Antibiotic Abuse on Factory Farms What: Local doctors will call upon the Obama Administration to immediately restrict the use of antibiotics on factory farms when animals are not sick. The call comes on the heels of recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization studies that highlight the growing impact of resistant bacteria to human health and the economy. Who: Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, a pediatrician and an officer of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Carol Spiegel, Professor of Microbiology Emerita, University of Wisconsin Madison, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Ben Knuth, WISPIRG, End the Misuse of Antibiotics Campaign Coordinator Where: State Capitol, Senate Parlor, 2nd Floor, behind the Senate chamber Visuals: Local doctors in front of sign calling for action to stop superbugs. Local campaign staff holding signs that ask the Obama Administration to act. WISPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. www.wispirg.org. Contact: Bruce Speight (608) 658-3517 (cell) bspeight@wispirg.org 1 p.m.

August 6
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Assembly candidate Mark Clear
The Cooper’s Tavern, 20 W Mifflin St, Madison. Host $500 Sponsor $250 Friend $100 Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated and will be accepted at the event or they can be mailed to: Friends of Mark Clear 110 Shiloh Drive Madison, WI 53705 You can also give online at www.MarkClear.com To RSVP please confirm on Facebook  or call or e-mail Mark at: (608) 620 -5756 Mark@MarkClear.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraising reception for John Steitz for Senate
Charcoal Grill and Rotisserie, 580 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Guest Speaker Wisconsin Club for Growth Director Eric O'Keefe General Reception: $50 per person. Co-Host Reception: Gold - $1,000; Silver - $500; Bronze - $250. Appetizers will be served. Cash bar. RSVP requested. To sign up as a co-host or to RSVP, contact Vicky at 262-439-9223 or victory@victoryservices.biz 5:30 p.m.
· Rep. Kooyenga Milwaukee business leaders fundraiser
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, 756 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 400, Milwaukee. Host: $250 No PAC RSVP Appreciated, but not required - RSVP to Sam Hope @ samueln.hopeiv@gmail.com 7:30 a.m.
   State Government
· Subcommittee on Obsolete Misdemeanors of the Study Committee on the Review of Criminal Penalties
Legislative Council Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
· Subcommittee on Penalty Alignment and Organization of the Study Committee on the Review of Criminal Penalties
Legislative Council Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· Wisconsin Retail Real Estate Business Development Forum
Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson St., Wausau. ICSC’s Wisconsin Retail Real Estate Business Development Forum and Reception will focus on industry issues and exploring retail development opportunities. The panel will discuss the community aspect of retail and delve into topics such as what communities can do to prepare for retail development and how a business can develop community partnerships. Panelists include: Lawrence Kilduff, CRX, CDP, CSM, senior vice president, Retail Midwest Market Lead; Errin Welty, downtown development manager, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation; Gregory Polacheck, CSM, director of market research, Smet Construction Services; and Greg Kost, managing principal, TOLD Development Company. Keynote speaker, Ivan Baker, CEcD, AICP, director of economic development, Village of Tinley Park, will discuss how to attract retailers. 7:45 a.m.
   Other
· Gov. Walker attends National Black State Troopers Coalition's 29th Annual Summer Training
Brookfield Inn and Suites, 1200 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will attend the National Black State Troopers Coalition's 29th Annual Summer Training tomorrow in Brookfield. WHAT: Attendance at the National Black State Troopers Coalition's 29th Annual Summer Training WHEN: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 9:50 AM NOTE: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media if time allows. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 9:50 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits RC Insurance Services
1320 Walnut Ridge Drive, Suite 200, Hartland. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit RC Insurance Services tomorrow in Hartland to meet with business leadership. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 10:45 a.m.
· Riverwest Neighborhood Association, League of Women Voters candidate forum
3224 N. Gordon Place, Milwaukee. Riverwest Neighborhood Association with the League of Women Voters is hosting candidates forums held at Milwaukee Friends Meeting Wednesday August 6 at 6 p.m. Assembly District 19 Candidates: Dan Adams, Jonathan Brostoff, Marina Demitrijevic and Sarah Greenen Pirate Party: Joseph Klein Thursday August 7 at 7 p.m. Assembly District 10 Candidates: David Bowen, Bria Grant, Sara Lee Johann Thursday August 7 at 8 p.m. Assembly District 16 Candidates: Tracy Dent, Leon D. Young Written questions from the audience will be asked by moderators. Vote August 12 Find out which district you are in and see your ballot at https://myvote.wi.gov 6 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits St. Croix valley
Pier 500 Restaurant, 500 1st St., Hudson. Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit the St. Croix Valley on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Baldwin will have a lunch meeting with members of the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation and then visit the St. Croix Crossing for a project update. Baldwin will join St. Croix area business leaders in manufacturing, health care and education for a lunch discussion on economic development in St. Croix County and the surrounding area. St. Croix Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Bill Rubin, as well as UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen, J&L Steel & Electrical Services CEO LouAnn Berg, Twin River LLC President Kathy Enerson, and other local business leaders will join Senator Baldwin. Following the lunch, Senator Baldwin will visit the St. Croix Crossing for an update on the bridge construction project. Baldwin was a strong supporter of the St. Croix Crossing and voted for the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act as a member of the House of Representatives. In May 2013, Baldwin attended the groundbreaking and the project is expected to be completed in Fall 2016. After a project update from both the Wisconsin and Minnesota Departments of Transportation, Baldwin will tour the site near the Sunnyside Marina in Stillwater. Baldwin is spending the August work period on a tour of Wisconsin’s freshwater coasts, focusing on how the Great Lakes, Mississippi River and other major waterways, like the St. Croix River, contribute to our state’s economy and quality of life. Last Friday, Senator Baldwin visited Discovery World on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee and toured the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. On Tuesday, Baldwin visited the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Vernon County and Lock and Dam 6 in Trempealeau. 1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Press Availability following lunch with St. Croix Economic Development Corporation Pier 500 Restaurant 500 1st Street Hudson, WI 54016 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. St. Croix Crossing Dock 6 Sunnyside Marina 6413 St. Croix Trail North Stillwater, MN 55082 Media interested in attending should RSVP to press@baldwin.senate.gov. 1:45 p.m.

August 7
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 50th AD candidate Chris Miller LaValle Sportsmans Club, S1309A State Road 33, LaValle.
   Business Events
· Wisconsin Alliance Program: Retail real estate business development forum
Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson St., Wausau. ICSC’s Wisconsin Alliance Program - Retail Real Estate Business Development Forum and Reception is two-day event that will focus on the vital partnerships between the public and private sector that foster retail development into Wisconsin communities. There is an opening reception on August 6 and the full program on August 7. The event’s opening comments will be offered by Mayor Zach Vruwink, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; Mayor Al Erickson, Mosinee, Wis.; and Ann Werth, community development director, City of Wausau, Wis. Several sessions and panels will discuss how to market to retailers and develop community partnerships. A case study on attracting retailers will be presented by Ivan Baker, CEcD, AICP, director of economic development, Village of Tinley Park, Tinley Park, Ill. The keynote presentation, “Retail America: What’s Ahead for Your Community” will be given by C. Kelly Cofer, CCIM, president and CEO, The Retail Coach, Tupelo, Miss. Other speakers and panelists include: Lawrence Kilduff, CRX, CDP, CSM, senior vice president – retail Midwest market lead, JLL, Chicago, Ill.; Kevin Korpela, co-owner and managing member, DowntownGrocery.com, Wausau, Wis.; Greg Kost, managing principal, TOLD Development Company, Waukesha, Wisc; Greg Polacheck, CSM, director of market research, Smet Corporation, Green Bay, Wis.; Errin Welty, downtown development manager, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Madison, Wis.; Brian Wolff, vice president, CBRE, Madison, Wis.; and Hans Zietlow; director of real estate, Kwik Trip, LaCrosse, Wis. Press registration is complimentary, please contact Elana Krasner in ICSC’s media relations department at 646-728-3515 or ekrasner@icsc.org to obtain press credentials. 7:45 a.m.
· WWBIC: Small business taxes and bookkeeping
Milwaukee Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits Green Bay GOP field office
1915 S. Webster Ave., Suite C, Green Bay. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit the Republican Party of Wisconsin's Green Bay Field Office tomorrow to meet with volunteers and supporters. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 2:05 p.m.
· PSC prehearing conference
· Riverwest Neighborhood Association, League of Women Voters candidate forum
3224 N. Gordon Place, Milwaukee. Riverwest Neighborhood Association with the League of Women Voters is hosting candidates forums held at Milwaukee Friends Meeting Wednesday August 6 at 6 p.m. Assembly District 19 Candidates: Dan Adams, Jonathan Brostoff, Marina Demitrijevic and Sarah Greenen Pirate Party: Joseph Klein Thursday August 7 at 7 p.m. Assembly District 10 Candidates: David Bowen, Bria Grant, Sara Lee Johann Thursday August 7 at 8 p.m. Assembly District 16 Candidates: Tracy Dent, Leon D. Young Written questions from the audience will be asked by moderators. Vote August 12 Find out which district you are in and see your ballot at https://myvote.wi.gov 7 p.m.
· Riverwest Neighborhood Association, League of Women Voters candidate forum
3224 N. Gordon Place, Milwaukee. Riverwest Neighborhood Association with the League of Women Voters is hosting candidates forums held at Milwaukee Friends Meeting Wednesday August 6 at 6 p.m. Assembly District 19 Candidates: Dan Adams, Jonathan Brostoff, Marina Demitrijevic and Sarah Greenen Pirate Party: Joseph Klein Thursday August 7 at 7 p.m. Assembly District 10 Candidates: David Bowen, Bria Grant, Sara Lee Johann Thursday August 7 at 8 p.m. Assembly District 16 Candidates: Tracy Dent, Leon D. Young Written questions from the audience will be asked by moderators. Vote August 12 Find out which district you are in and see your ballot at https://myvote.wi.gov 8 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway
Visitors Center, 401 N. Hamilton St., St. Croix Falls. Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Rice Lake and the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway on Thursday, August 7, 2014. During her visit to Indianhead Tech, Senator Baldwin will meet with College President Bob Meyer; Dave Armstrong, Executive Director Barron County Economic Development Corporation; Mari Kay-Nabozny, CEO of Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, and others to discuss local partnerships addressing workforce development and training needs in the community. On Monday, Baldwin visited Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore and on Wednesday she met with the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation. Baldwin recently cosponsored and worked to pass the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. The legislation provides critical support and training programs to strengthen workforce readiness by modernizing workforce development programs. Through funding for Wisconsin’s Workforce Investment Boards, the Act has helped strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce readiness efforts to provide industry-driven worker training services for Wisconsin families and businesses. In Wisconsin, 11 Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) provide services at 22 One Stop Job Centers around the state. Baldwin will also visit the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway where she will hear from the National Park Service on issues related to invasive species and management of the park. In addition, Baldwin will take a virtual tour of the 255 mile long park and a brief tour of the visitor’s center. The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (NSR) designation was made by Congress in 1968. The Riverway’s mission is to preserve, protect, restore, enhance, and interpret the riverway's exceptional natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Baldwin is spending the August work period on a tour of Wisconsin’s freshwater coasts, focusing on how the Great Lakes, Mississippi River and other major waterways, like the St. Croix River, contribute to our state’s economy and quality of life. Last Friday, Senator Baldwin visited Discovery World on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee and toured the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. On Tuesday, Baldwin visited the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Vernon County and Lock and Dam 6 in Trempealeau. Wednesday, Baldwin visited the St. Croix Crossing for an update on the construction of the new bridge to replace to old Stillwater Lift Bridge. Contact: press@Baldwin.Senate.gov 3:30 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
1900 College Drive, Room 208, Rice Lake. Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Rice Lake and the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway on Thursday, August 7, 2014. During her visit to Indianhead Tech, Senator Baldwin will meet with College President Bob Meyer; Dave Armstrong, Executive Director Barron County Economic Development Corporation; Mari Kay-Nabozny, CEO of Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, and others to discuss local partnerships addressing workforce development and training needs in the community. On Monday, Baldwin visited Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore and on Wednesday she met with the St. Croix Economic Development Corporation. Baldwin recently cosponsored and worked to pass the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. The legislation provides critical support and training programs to strengthen workforce readiness by modernizing workforce development programs. Through funding for Wisconsin’s Workforce Investment Boards, the Act has helped strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce readiness efforts to provide industry-driven worker training services for Wisconsin families and businesses. In Wisconsin, 11 Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) provide services at 22 One Stop Job Centers around the state. Baldwin will also visit the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway where she will hear from the National Park Service on issues related to invasive species and management of the park. In addition, Baldwin will take a virtual tour of the 255 mile long park and a brief tour of the visitor’s center. The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway (NSR) designation was made by Congress in 1968. The Riverway’s mission is to preserve, protect, restore, enhance, and interpret the riverway's exceptional natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Baldwin is spending the August work period on a tour of Wisconsin’s freshwater coasts, focusing on how the Great Lakes, Mississippi River and other major waterways, like the St. Croix River, contribute to our state’s economy and quality of life. Last Friday, Senator Baldwin visited Discovery World on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee and toured the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. On Tuesday, Baldwin visited the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Vernon County and Lock and Dam 6 in Trempealeau. Wednesday, Baldwin visited the St. Croix Crossing for an update on the construction of the new bridge to replace to old Stillwater Lift Bridge. Contact: press@Baldwin.Senate.gov 11 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson gives State of the Nation presentation
Globe University, 2620 Development Drive, Green Bay.

August 8
   Business Events
· 2014 Lake Superior Business & Technology Conference
· Connecting to corporations: Developing the value proposition for women-owned business
· WMC seminar: Air and water issues for manufacturers
Bridgewood Resort Hotel and Conference Center, 1000 Cameron Way, Neenah.
   Other
· 20th Annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development
· Burke Campaign meet and greet
Lakeview Event Center, 24467 State Highway 35/70, Siren. Mary Burke to Campaign in Northwestern WI TOMORROW, Friday, August 8, Mary Burke, former Trek Bicycle Executive and gubernatorial candidate, will be campaigning in northwestern Wisconsin, with stops in Siren and Hudson. Burke is running for governor because she loves Wisconsin, and she knows we can do better. But under Governor Walker, we are dead last in the Midwest in private sector job creation—out of 10 Midwestern states, we are 10th. Burke has spent most of her career in the private sector, and she knows what it means to build a Wisconsin success story. At Trek, she grew the division she led from $3 million-$50 million in sales annually, helping Trek grow to nearly 1000 Wisconsin jobs. When Burke was Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, the state’s unemployment rate was just 4.8% – representing 57,000 more jobs than there are in Wisconsin today. In the most recent poll from Marquette Law School, Burke leads incumbent Governor Scott Walker 47 to 46 among likely voters. CONTACT: Joe Zepecki, Communications Director 608-622-7698; press@burkeforwisconsin.com 12:15 p.m.
· Burke Campaign St. Croix Co. Democratic headquarters ribbon cutting
901 Fourth St., Suite 237, Hudson. Mary Burke to Campaign in Northwestern WI TOMORROW, Friday, August 8, Mary Burke, former Trek Bicycle Executive and gubernatorial candidate, will be campaigning in northwestern Wisconsin, with stops in Siren and Hudson. Burke is running for governor because she loves Wisconsin, and she knows we can do better. But under Governor Walker, we are dead last in the Midwest in private sector job creation—out of 10 Midwestern states, we are 10th. Burke has spent most of her career in the private sector, and she knows what it means to build a Wisconsin success story. At Trek, she grew the division she led from $3 million-$50 million in sales annually, helping Trek grow to nearly 1000 Wisconsin jobs. When Burke was Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, the state’s unemployment rate was just 4.8% – representing 57,000 more jobs than there are in Wisconsin today. In the most recent poll from Marquette Law School, Burke leads incumbent Governor Scott Walker 47 to 46 among likely voters. CONTACT: Joe Zepecki, Communications Director 608-622-7698; press@burkeforwisconsin.com 5:30 p.m.
· Gov. Walker meet and greet with Marinette Co. GOP
Best Western Riverfront Inn, 1821 Riverside Ave., Marinette. Madison – The Marinette County GOP will host Governor Walker for a meet and greet. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 1:50 p.m.
· Gov. Walker tours New Tech Metals
1600 Van Ess Road, New Franken. Madison – Governor Walker will visit New Tech Metals, Inc. in New Franken to tour the company and meet with business leaders. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 10:10 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Alpha-Prime Inc.
835 Valley Road, Menasha. Madison – Governor Walker will visit Alpha-Prime Inc. in Menasha tomorrow. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 4:20 p.m.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan press conference
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, 2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison. MADISON – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will hold a press conference at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital TOMORROW, Friday, August 8th at 2 p.m. following his tour of the facilities and listening session with hospital officials. The press conference will focus on recent bipartisan legislation expanding the access and quality of health care to veterans, which the President signed into law today, as well as an update on local VA services. Contact: David Kolovson (Pocan) 202-225-2906 2 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Port of Duluth-Superior
1316 N. 14th St., Superior. Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Superior on Friday, August 8, 2014. Baldwin will visit the Port of Duluth-Superior where she will hear from stakeholders including Jason Serck, Economic Director, Planning and Port Director, City of Superior; Fred Shusterich, President of Midwest Energy Resources; Ted Smith, President of Marine Tech; Allegra Cangelosi, President of the Northeast-Midwest Institute/Great Ship Initiative; and Vanta Coda, Executive Director of Duluth-Seaway Port Authority. The discussion will address topics including the economic impact of the port and the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which acknowledges of the Great Lakes dredging crisis and diverts 10 percent of all new maintenance dredging funds to the Great Lakes. The visit is also a chance for Baldwin to receive an update on projects and developments following her visit to the Port last August. Baldwin is spending the August work period on a tour of Wisconsin’s freshwater coasts, focusing on how the Great Lakes, Mississippi River and other major waterways, like the St. Croix River, contribute to our state’s economy and quality of life. Last Friday, Senator Baldwin visited Discovery World on Lake Michigan in Milwaukee and toured the UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. On Tuesday, Baldwin visited the Genoa National Fish Hatchery in Vernon County and Lock and Dam 6 in Trempealeau. Wednesday, Baldwin visited the St. Croix Crossing for an update on the construction of the new bridge and Thursday, Baldwin toured the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway. Before her visit to the Port of Duluth-Superior, Baldwin will tour Fraser Shipyard and the Twin Ports VA Clinic. She will be available to discuss the day’s events with the media at 3:15 p.m. Contact: press@Baldwin.Senate.gov 3:15 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson attends Adams, Crawford county fairs
· U.S. Sen. Johnson gives State of the Nation presentation
Reedsburg Recreation Center, 134 Locust St., Reedsburg.

August 9
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for AG candidate Jon Richards
Brocach, 7 W. Main St., Madison. You're invited to meet Jon Richards, Candidate for Attorney General Thank you to our local hosts: Wisconsin Assembly Member Terese Berceau, Dane County Supervisors Kyle Richmond, George Gillis and Leland Pan and Madison Alder John Strausser This is a "meet and greet"... Donations accepted, but not necessary Citizens for Richards 5027 W North Ave Milwaukee WI 53208 United States 12:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Joel Kleefisch
Home of Eric and Jen Swick, W358N4920 Harbor Court, Oconomowoc. 6 p.m.
   Other
· 20th Annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development
· Sheridan for Senate meet and greet Milton Family Restaurant, 541 Vernal Ave., Milton.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson attends Winnebago County Fair
Sunnyview Expo Center, 500 E. County Road Y, Oshkosh.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson attends Wisconsin State Fair
State Fair Park, West Allis.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson gives State of the Nation presentation
Prairie du Chien City Hall, Community Room, 214 E. Blackhawk Ave., Prairie du Chien.

August 10
   Other
· 20th Annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development

August 11
   Fundraisers
· 20th annual Fitzgerald Open
Old Hickory Country Club, Highway 33, Beaver Dam. With Senator Scott Fitzgerald Registration, Lunch and Practice Range Open at 9:30 AM Shotgun Start at 11:00AM Dinner Reception at 4:30 PM Contributions: NO PAC accepted $4,000 Hole Sponsorship and Foursome $750 per Individual Golfer $150 for Dinner Reception Only- No Golf Cost includes: Golf, Cart, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Prizes and More 9:30 a.m.
   State Government
· Government Accountability Board
212 E.Washington Ave., Madison.
   Other
· 20th Annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development
· Dane Co. Supvs. Corrigan, Dye press conference
City-County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Blvd., Madison. County Supervisors to Make Important Announcement on Redistricting Dane County Board of Chair Sharon Corrigan and Supervisor Jenni Dye will make an important announcement regarding the future of nonpartisan redistricting in Dane County at 10:00 am on Monday, August 11 on the front steps of the City County Building, 210 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Madison. Contact: Robert Chappell, 608.334.7829 10 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson gives State of the Nation presentation
Florence County Resource Center, 5628 Forestry Drive, Florence.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson gives State of the Nation presentation
Wood Technology Center of Excellence, 312 Forrest Ave., Antigo.
· U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind agriculture roundtable
Farm of Byron Krueger, W15131 State Highway 54, Melrose. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman and Rep. Ron Kind to Highlight Wisconsin’s Agricultural Exports Top U.S. trade official will discuss Wisconsin’s major role in international trade and the opportunities that trade deals the U.S. is negotiating now will provide to Wisconsin families and farmers WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will be in Melrose, Wisconsin, to showcase the major contributions that Wisconsin makes to the United States economy through exporting. In 2013, tens of thousands of jobs were supported by Wisconsin exports. Wisconsin is the second-largest exporter of dairy in the United States. And in 2012, Wisconsin exported $724 million worth of dairy products – 14% of all U.S. total dairy exports. To underscore this, Ambassador Froman and Representative Kind will tour the Farm of Byron Krueger in Melrose, a Wisconsin dairy farm with over 400 cows that is participating in exporting. Afterward, they will hold a roundtable with local farmers and agriculture community leaders to discuss how the Obama Administration’s trade policy can unlock new opportunities for Wisconsin’s economy, including dairy farmers. Ambassador Froman will also discuss how Wisconsin stands to gain from the current U.S. trade agenda, especially through unprecedented trade deals that are being negotiated with countries in the Asia-Pacific region and the European Union. President Obama’s trade agenda will break down barriers to four of Wisconsin’s top export markets: Canada, Mexico, Japan, and the European Union. Contact: Peter Knudsen Phone: 202-225-5506 Peter.knudsen@mail.house.gov 12:15 p.m.

August 12
· Primary election
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
Exeland Rod and Gun Club, N. Elm Park Drive and Dunn Road, Exeland.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. The future success of cities lie in the hands of the next generation of leaders, today's millenials. The cities that will come out ahead will adjust their thinking to attract, retain, and empower these millenials. To build a city for the next generation, it's important to understand the needs of millenials today, and the trends that will keep them here tomorrow. Ian Abston, Founder of NEWaukee, and Corry Joe Biddle, Executive Director of FUEL Milwaukee, run organizations that help attract this talent to Milwaukee. They will help us understand Milwaukee's need for talent, and how today's leaders can work together to keep them here. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
   Other
· 20th Annual Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development
· Burke campaigns in Stevens Point
Farm Technology Days, 5796 Porter Drive, Stevens Point. STEVENS POINT, TOMAHAWK – TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 12, Mary Burke, former Trek Bicycle Executive and gubernatorial candidate, will campaign in central Wisconsin, with stops in Stevens Point and Tomahawk. Burke knows Wisconsin has everything it takes to be a thriving, top ten economy. But under Scott Walker, we're dead last in the Midwest -- 10th out of 10 Midwestern states -- in terms of private sector job creation. Burke's jobs plan, "Invest for Success," focuses on five core strategies to grow Wisconsin's economy and create good-paying jobs that will strengthen the middle class. In the most recent poll from Marquette Law School, Burke leads incumbent Governor Scott Walker 47 to 46 among likely voters. Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend both of the following events. Burke will take questions from the media. Please RSVP to Hilary Cronon (hilary@burkeforwisconsin.com). 10:30 a.m.
· Burke campaigns in Tomahawk
Daigle Brothers Inc Tour, 727 Southgate Drive, Tomahawk. STEVENS POINT, TOMAHAWK – TOMORROW, Tuesday, August 12, Mary Burke, former Trek Bicycle Executive and gubernatorial candidate, will campaign in central Wisconsin, with stops in Stevens Point and Tomahawk. Burke knows Wisconsin has everything it takes to be a thriving, top ten economy. But under Scott Walker, we're dead last in the Midwest -- 10th out of 10 Midwestern states -- in terms of private sector job creation. Burke's jobs plan, "Invest for Success," focuses on five core strategies to grow Wisconsin's economy and create good-paying jobs that will strengthen the middle class. In the most recent poll from Marquette Law School, Burke leads incumbent Governor Scott Walker 47 to 46 among likely voters. Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend both of the following events. Burke will take questions from the media. Please RSVP to Hilary Cronon (hilary@burkeforwisconsin.com). 12:30 p.m.
· Gov. Walker casts primary ballot
Jefferson Elementary School, 6927 Maple Terrace, Wauwatosa. Governor Scott Walker will cast his primary ballot tomorrow morning at Jefferson Elementary School in Wauwatosa. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 7 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Del Monte Foods
1400 Plover Road, Plover. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Del Monte Foods, Inc. in Plover tomorrow to tour its facility. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 10:20 a.m.
· Grothman Campaign Election Night party
Holiday Inn Fond du Lac - Rooms A & B, 625 W. Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac. (Oshkosh, WI) – State Sen. Glenn Grothman, Republican candidate for Congress, will host an Election Night party in Fond du Lac on Tuesday, August 12. Members of the media are invited to attend. Details below: Glenn Grothman for Congress Election Night Party Tuesday, August 12 Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Grothman is a Republican candidate for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District. He currently represents the 20th Senate District in the Wisconsin State Senate. The 6th Congressional District includes the counties of Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Dodge, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Marquette, Columbia, Waushara, and Milwaukee. Click here to view a map of the 6th Congressional District. Contact: Brandon VerVelde - (920) 207-1899 or brandon@glenngrothman.com 7:30 p.m.
· Happ Campaign Election Night watch party
Jefferson Area Business Center, 222. S. Wisconsin Drive, Jefferson. Jefferson — Susan Happ, candidate for Attorney General will host an Election Night Watch Party on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at The Jefferson Area Business Center. Doors for the public will open at 8:00pm. 8 p.m.
· Harris Campaign Primary Night event
513 N. Main St., Oshkosh. Mark Harris to Attend Primary Night Event in Oshkosh Harris will be at Winnebago County Democratic Headquarters OSHKOSH – Winnebago County Executive and Democratic candidate for the 6th congressional district Mark Harris will be at the Winnebago County Democrats’ primary night office party Tuesday, August 12th. Mark will join the Winnebago County Democrats as they watch the primary results throughout the evening and await the winner of 6th district GOP primary. “I look forward to watching the primary results with local supporters, and am excited to discover who my opponent will be in the general election,” said Harris. CONTACT: Harris for Wisconsin (920) 312-7603 harrisforwisconsin@gmail.com 8 p.m.
· Koehler Campaign election night party
Kettle Moraine Bowl, 1021 E. Commerce Blvd., Slinger. The Koehler Campaign invites supporters & media to the 2014 Fall Primary Election Watch Event at Kettle Moraine Bowl located at 1021 E. Commerce Blvd. Slinger, Wisconsin, Hwy 60/175, from 8:00PM to 11:00 PM. Food & Beverages Provided For more information please visit www.koehlerforassembly.com or call 262-477-9158 8 p.m.
· Leibham Campaign Election Night event
Town & Country Club, W1945 County Road J, Sheboygan. 8:15 p.m.
· Ozanne Campaign election returns party
Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. 7:30 p.m.
· Rally with Gov. Scott Walker 1701 Pearl St., Waukesha.
· Rep. Richards votes in primary election
Charles Allis Art Museum, 1801 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Attorney General candidate Jon Richards will cast his ballot at 8 a.m. at the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee. He will be available to speak with members of the press about his campaign for Attorney General after he votes. Contact: Andy Suchorski (414) 213-8838 8 a.m.
· Richards Campaign Election Night party
Casablanca, 728 E. Brady St., Milwaukee. The event will begin at 8:00pm, and continue until the result of the race is announced. Jon Richards is expected to make a statement at the event. RSVP: Jason Rae, rae@nationconsulting.com, 715-790-4334 8 p.m.
· Sen. Grothman votes in primary election
Town of Osceola Hall, W1476 County Road F, Campbellsport. (Click here for a Google Maps location) (Oshkosh, WI) – State Sen. Glenn Grothman, Republican candidate for Congress, will cast his vote in the August 12 Partisan Primary Election Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Town of Osceola Hall in Fond du Lac County. Interested members of the media are invited to photograph and/or film the polling place while Grothman is voting, subject to the limitations of the law and at the Chief Election Inspector’s discretion. Members of the media are also invited to participate in a media availability immediately after. Please note: Pursuant to Wisconsin election’s guidelines, the media availability will be taking place at least 100 feet from the polling location. Grothman is a Republican candidate for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District. He currently represents the 20th Senate District in the Wisconsin State Senate. The 6th Congressional District includes the counties of Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Dodge, Green Lake, Manitowoc, Marquette, Columbia, Waushara, and Milwaukee. Click here to view a map of the 6th Congressional District. Media contact: Brandon VerVelde, (920) 207-1899 9:30 a.m.
· Sheridan Campaign election watch party
East Point Sportz Pub, 3443 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville. 7 p.m.
· Steitz Campaign Election Night party
Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Steitz for Senate Victory Party to be held in Burlington An election night party for supporters of Jonathan Steitz will be held at Veterans Terrace in Burlington. Supporters of Jonathan Steitz for State Senate are invited to watch the election results. For more information, contact Catherine Lambrechts at 262-358-8008 or volunteer@steitzforsenate.org. 7 p.m.
· Stroebel Campaign Election Night event
American Legion, 1540 13th Ave., Grafton. 8 p.m.
· Subeck Campaign Election Night Party
Schwoegler’s Park Towne Lanes, 444 Grand Canyon Drive, Madison. Lisa Subeck, candidate for State Assembly in the 78th District, will be gathering with supporters beginning at 8:00 p.m. on election night, Tuesday August 12 at Schwoegler’s Park Towne Lanes, 444 Grand Canyon Drive in Madison. She can be reached through her campaign manager’s cell phone at 920-627-5773. Contact: Zach Madden, Campaign Manager 920/627-5773 8 p.m.
· Zerban, Lehman campaigns joint Election Night party Reefpoint Brew House, 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway, Racine.

August 13
   Fundraisers
· Breakfast reception Sen. Jerry Petrowski
Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. $1000 to host ALL CONTRIBUTIONS GREATLY APPRECIATED PAC NO LONGER ACCEPTED PLEASE RSVP BY AUGUST 7TH TO SENATE29@GMAIL.COM PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: FRIENDS OF JERRY PETROWSKI 720 NORTH 136TH AVENUE MARATHON, WI 54448 7:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Mary Burke for Governor
Home of Tom Hanson, 2900 Bay Drive, Rhinelander. 5 p.m.
· Wisconsin Women in Numbers fundraising reception
Home of Sharon Corrigan, 6991 Friendship Lane, Middleton. Help WIN increase the number of progressive women elected in Wisconsin With Special Guests Representative Dianne Hesselbein, Representative Melissa Sargent and Dane County Board Chair Sharon Corrigan Sponsorships $250 and $100 $50 suggested contribution at the door All contributions gratefully accepted Questions or to Sponsor Lisa Theo at wisconsin.women.in.numbers@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
Famous Dave’s Conference Center, Royal Oaks Room, 9993 N. Grand Pines Road, Hayward.
· Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations
Ho-Chunk Casino, Convention Center and Hotel, Upper Dells Ballroom C and D, Wisconsin Dells.
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club
Inn on the Park, Madison. Guest speaker is Badgers Football Coach Gary Andersen. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
   Other
· DWD assistant deputy secretary visits Klondike Cheese Company
W7839 State Road 81, Monroe. DWD Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson to Visit Monroe Company Visit with employer and employees with disabilities showcases the Governor's Year of A Better Bottom Line MADISON - Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson will visit Klondike Cheese Company, Monroe, to highlight the company's efforts to recruit and hire qualified job seekers with disabilities, followed by a tour of their production facility. The visit and tour will begin at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 13, at Klondike Cheese Company, W7839 State Road 81, Monroe. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers' rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker's Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 1:15 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Marten Machining
Marten Machining, 6800 Hillcrest Drive, Stevens Point. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Marten Machining in Stevens Point tomorrow to tour its facility. NOTE: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media if time allows. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 1:15 p.m.
· PSC public hearing
· PSC public hearing

August 14
   Fundraisers
· 19th birthday party for Assembly candidate Vincent Synowicz
Synowicz Campaign Headquarters, 311 W. Burnham St., Milwaukee. Special guests include State Representative Dale Kooyenga as well as other distinguished officials and candidates from across the state. 6 p.m.
· 50th birthday celebration for Congressman Mark Pocan
Ale Asylum, 2002 Pankratz St., Madison. To sponsor the evening or RSVP, please email Alison@gstrategiesllc.com or call 608.807.0598 or visit www.pocanforcongress.com/birthday 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on Review of Tax Incremental Financing
413 North, State Capitol.
· Study Committee on the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education Program
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· WIN-Milwaukee
Crowne Plaza, 10499 Innovation Dr., Wauwatosa.
   Other
· PSC public hearing
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison
· U.S. Rep. Pocan corporate tax inversions press conference
Roman Candle Pizza, 1054 Williamson St., Madison. U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will be joined at a press conference by Roman Candle Pizza owner, Brewer Stouffer, and Wisconsin Business Alliance Executive Director, Lori Compas on Thursday August 14 at 2:00 p.m. CT to discuss the need to close the increasingly popular corporate tax loophole of so-called “tax inversions” and address the broader issue of corporate tax avoidance. The press conference at Roman Candle Pizza will highlight how companies have taken advantage of the U.S. tax code through inversions, opening offshore subsidiaries and tax havens to avoid paying taxes in the United States. 2 p.m.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan visits Fairbanks Morse
Fairbanks Morse Engine, 701 White Ave., Beloit. U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02 will visit the Fairbanks Morse Engine Facility in Beloit Thursday, August 14th at 9:30 a.m. CT to meet with employees and tour the production facility. Later that morning, Rep. Pocan will visit local businesses in Edgerton. “Fairbanks Morse Engine has been a central part of Beloit and central Wisconsin for more than a century,” Rep. Mark Pocan said. “The men and women of Fairbanks Morse make significant contributions to our local economy and the national defense.” For more than 70 years, Fairbanks Morse Engine has been a leading supplier of engines for the U.S. Navy. Today, approximately 75 percent of the U.S. Navy’s surface fleet is powered by Fairbanks Morse engines – including aircraft carriers, amphibious assault ships, and the new Littoral Combat ships. Also on Thursday, Pocan will stop by local main street businesses in Edgerton, starting at 11:15 a.m. CT. Thursday, August 14, 2014 9:30 a.m. CT U.S. Rep. Pocan to Tour and Meet with Employees at Fairbanks Morse Engine Facility in Beloit Fairbanks Morse Engine 701 White Ave, Beloit, WI 53511 11:15 a.m. CT U.S. Rep. Pocan to visit local businesses in Edgerton Main Street, Edgerton, WI 9:30 a.m.
· WARA press conference
Brown County Aging and Disabilities Resource Center, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay. To mark the 79th anniversary of Social Security, area retirees with the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans will celebrate this important birthday on Thursday, August 14th, at 11:30am at the Brown County Aging and Disabilities Resource Center, 300 South Adams Street in Green Bay. There will be a brief presentation on the importance of Social Security and its impact on keeping seniors out of poverty. It will be followed by a birthday cake for all the seniors at the meal site program to enjoy. To commemorate this occasion, Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans will release a new report showing how important Social Security is to seniors in Wisconsin published by Social Security Works. “Retirees in our area are struggling to get by, but they know how much worse things would be without Social Security. Thanks to the Social Security benefits that we have earned, seniors are able to pay bills, buy groceries, and stay out of poverty,” said Leon Burzynski, President Emeritus of the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans. 11:30 a.m.

August 15
   Other
· AWL campaign seminar
· DWD assistant deputy secretary tours Merit Gear
800 Hudson St., Antigo. Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson to Tour Antigo Manufacturer, Highlight Wisconsin Fast Forward, Governor's Worker Training Initiative MADISON - Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson will highlight Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) worker training initiative at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, August 15, 2014, when he meets workers receiving WFF-funded training during a tour of Merit Gear in Antigo. To date, DWD has announced WFF grants exceeding $6 million, funding projects to help over 6,500 workers gain skills for new jobs or jobs with higher pay. The customized training projects approved so far involve 172 businesses throughout the state. Recently, DWD initiated another third round of grants, seeking proposals from employers and training partners for up to $8 million in WFF funds. 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 9 a.m.
· DWD deputy secretary tours Green Bay businesses
Deputy Secretary Barry to Tour Green Bay Businesses, Highlight Wisconsin Fast Forward, Governor's Worker Training Initiative MADISON - Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry will highlight Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) worker training initiative, on Friday, August 15, 2014, when he meets workers receiving WFF-funded training during tours in Green Bay of Services Plus at 9:00 a.m., and Americas Service Line at 11:00 a.m. To date, DWD has announced WFF grants exceeding $6 million, funding projects to help over 6,500 workers gain skills for new jobs or jobs with higher pay. The customized training projects approved so far involve 172 businesses throughout the state. Recently, DWD initiated another third round of grants, seeking proposals from employers and training partners for up to $8 million in WFF funds. 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. The Deputy Secretary's WFF Events, Friday, August 15, 2014, include: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Services Plus 1001 Discovery Rd. Green Bay 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Americas Service Line 1814 Elizabeth St. Green Bay CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 9 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Davy Engineering Company
115 6th St. S., La Crosse. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Davy Engineering Company Inc. in La Crosse tomorrow to tour the company and meet with its business leaders. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 4:20 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits HyPro Inc.
HyPro Inc., 1000 Phillips Road, Platteville. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit HyPro Inc. in Platteville tomorrow to tour its facility. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 1:20 p.m.
· Happ, Richards press conference
Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. TOMORROW, 11:00AM, CST, Democratic Candidate for Attorney General Susan Happ and Rep. Jon Richards to Hold Press Conference at Milwaukee Public Market MADISON - Tomorrow, Democratic Candidate for Attorney General Susan Happ and Rep. Jon Richards will hold a press conference at the Milwaukee Public Market. Heading into November, Democrats are united behind candidate for Attorney General Susan Happ. As Attorney General, Happ will fight to protect the rights of Wisconsin families and not take them away. 11 a.m.
· MICAH transportation press conference and bus event
MICAH Parking Lot, 1927 N. 4th St., Milwaukee. Buses will be leaving at 11 am The purpose of this event is to promote the new bus routes to Menomonee Falls and New Berlin that will be added to our Milwaukee County Transit System as a result of the Zoo Interchange settlement. 10 a.m.
· PSC prehearing conference
· U.S. Rep. Pocan visits Reedsburg, Baraboo
Pocan to Tour Reedsburg Utility Commission and Ho-Chunk Nation Wellness Center Pocan will also deliver a commemorative certificate at Greenwood's Cafe Madison – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02 will visit the Reedsburg Utility Commission in Reedsburg on Friday, August 15th at 9:00 a.m. Later that morning at 10:15 a.m., Rep. Pocan will deliver a certificate commemorating Greenwood's Café’s 40 years in business. Following that event, Rep. Pocan will visit at 11:00 a.m. the Ho-Chunk Nation Wellness Center. These events are open to the media. Please RSVP with Alex Nguyen at (202) 225-2906. Friday, August 15, 2014 9:00 a.m. CT U.S. Rep. Pocan to visit Reedsburg Utility Commission 501 Utility Ct., Reedsburg, WI 53959 10:15 a.m. CT U.S. Rep. Pocan to deliver certificate commemorating Greenwood's Café’s 40 years in business Greenwood's Café 116 S. Walnut Street, Reedsburg 11:00 a.m. CT U.S. Rep. Pocan to visit the Ho-Chunk Nation Wellness Center S2845 White Eagle Road, Baraboo Contact: Alex Nguyen 202-225-2906 9 a.m.
· Wisconsin State Patrol’s 75th anniversary banquet
Chula Vista Resort, 2501 River Road, Wisconsin Dells.

August 16
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Amy Sue Vruwink
Brocach Irish Pub, 1843 Monroe St., Madison. Please join Representatives Barca, Jorgensen and Kahl as well as Spectrum Logistics and the Independent Funeral Directors of Wisconsin as they host a fundraiser for: Joint Finance Committee Member Amy Sue Vruwink With special guest: Former Green Bay Packer and Super Bowl Champion Frank Winters Host levels: $500 (Hall of Famer), $250 (Most Valuable Player), $150 (Pro Bowler) Suggested contribution: $50 (Shareholder) PAC no longer accepted For questions or to RSVP please call (715) 652-2909 or email vruwinkforassembly@gmail.com Please make checks payable to: Friends of Vruwink P.O. Box 124 Blenker, WI 54415 4:30 p.m.
· Summer cook-out with Gov. Scott Walker
The Schlenvogt residence, 4250 County Road H, Port Washington. 4:00 pm Host Reception/Photo Opportunity 5:00 pm Cook-out Levels of Support: $500 Host Reception $150 Cook Out Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker Contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 4 p.m.

August 18
   Fundraisers
· Governor's Club reception in support of Gov. Scott Walker
The Prehn residence, 1105 Highland Park Blvd., Wausau. Host Levels: $5000/$2500/$1000/$500 Guests: $250 Per Couple Host names are due by Friday, July 25. Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker Contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
· RACC’n your brain trivia event
The Brink Lounge, 701 E. Washington Ave., Madison. 5:00 -5:30pm Meet & Greet with Primary Winners 5:30pm Event Begins Genius Sponsor -$5,000 | Gifted Sponsor -$2,500 | Bright Sponsor -$1,000 Test your wisconsin state knowledge! PAC or conduit accepted to candidate committees. Please contact Melanie Hubbard at 608-279-1275 or mhubbard@wisgop.org for a list of options. Teams consist of 5. Build your own or join as a single. $250 per person Please make checks payable to: Republican Assembly Campaign Committee 5 p.m.
   Other
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin tours Nicolet Hardwoods
Contact: press@Baldwin.Senate.gov Senator Tammy Baldwin to Tour Nicolet Hardwoods and Meet with Northeast Wisconsin Forest Improvement Collaborative Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will tour Nicolet Hardwoods in Laona and meet with the Northeast Wisconsin Forest Improvement Collaborative in Crandon on Monday, August 18, 2014. Baldwin will tour the Nicolet Hardwoods log yard and mill and meet with Gordon Connor of Nicolet Hardwoods, Wisconsin Council on Forestry Chairman Henry Schienebeck, Wisconsin County Forests Association Executive Director Jane Severt, Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association President Mark Huempfner and others to discuss protecting Wisconsin’s forests and timber industry. Baldwin will also meet with the Northeast Wisconsin Forest Improvement Collaborative (NEWFIC) to discuss Wisconsin’s forest products industry and forest management. Baldwin has worked to promote the Northern Wisconsin timber economy. She has co-sponsored the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, which would support Wisconsin’s timber and paper industry by ending a broken budget process called “fire borrowing.” In six of the last 10 years, Forest Service funds have been diverted from Wisconsin forests to fight wildfires in the west. Last month, Baldwin authored a column in the Appleton Post Crescent titled Wisconsin Forests Deserve Better to highlight the bipartisan and fiscally responsible solution to a devastating problem with wide-ranging impacts for Wisconsin forests and timer industry. Baldwin to Visit Laona and Crandon Monday, August 18, 2014 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tour log yard and mill Nicolet Hardwoods 100 Mill Street Laona, WI 54541 2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Meet with the Northeast Wisconsin Forest Improvement Collaborative (NEWFIC) Forest County Potawatomi Natural Resources Building 5320 Wensaut Lane Crandon 12 p.m.

August 19
· Mayor Soglin press availability to discuss Ferguson, Missouri events
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Mary Czaja
Home of Bob & Jolene Plautz, N893 Red Tail Lane, Merrill. Please join us for an event honoring Candidate for State Assembly, Rep. Mary Czaja With Special Guest: State Senator Tom Tiffany All Contributions are greatly appreciated! Please make checks payable to: Mary Czaja for Assembly | P.O. Box 751 | Tomahawk, WI 54487 RSVP appreciated to Ashley Czaja, 608-469-6075 or voteformaryczaja@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
· Governor's Club reception in support of Gov. Scott Walker
The Cowan residence, 6901 Prairie Road, Burlington. 5:00 pm Host Reception 6:00 pm Main Reception Host Levels: $5000/$2500/$1000/$500 Main Reception: $200 Per Couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker Contact Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. As we know just from seeing the news every day, health care is undergoing rapid and fundamental change. Provider organizations recognize that employers and consumers today are looking for high-quality, cost-effective and convenient care that meets their lifestyles. Delivering this basic value proposition in a time when resources are scarcer than ever and there is uncertainty about the regulatory environment would be a challenge for any enterprise. Dr. Nick Turkal, CEO of Aurora Health Care, will discuss his views on meeting these challenges, specifically via partnerships like the new six system statewide strategic network announced on August 6. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
   Other
· AG Van Hollen, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin press conference
1245 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
· City of Milwaukee budget hearing Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, Milwaukee.
· DWD assistant deputy secretary tours Society's Assets
5200 Washington Ave., #225, Racine. Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson to Tour Racine Company, Highlight Wisconsin Fast Forward, Governor Walker's Worker Training Initiative MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson will highlight Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) worker training initiative at 1:00 p.m., tomorrow, Tuesday, August 19, 2014 when he tours WFF-funded consortium partner Society's Assets in Racine. To date, DWD has announced WFF grants exceeding $6 million, funding projects to help over 6,500 workers gain skills for new jobs or jobs with higher pay. The customized training projects approved so far involve 172 businesses throughout the state. Recently, DWD initiated another third round of grants, seeking proposals from employers and training partners for up to $8 million in WFF funds. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 1 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Robinson Metal, Inc. in De Pere
Robinson Metal, Inc., 1740 Eisenhower Road, De Pere. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Robinson Metal, Inc. in De Pere tomorrow to tour its facility. NOTE: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media if time allows. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 11:50 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Kind, Ex-Im Bank Chairman Hochberg global access forum Chippewa Valley Technical College, Casper Conference Center, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire.
· U.S. Rep. Kind, Ex-Im Bank Chairman Hochberg tour Inland Label 3030 Airport Drive, La Crosse.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Marinette Marine
1600 Ely Road, Marinette. Will Highlight Her Strong Support for Littoral Combat Ship Program and Wisconsin Shipbuilding Jobs Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Marinette Marine on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Senator Baldwin will meet with Marinette Marine Corporation President and CEO Jan Allman and Lockheed Martin Vice President of Littoral Ship Systems Joe North. She will also tour the Marinette Marine shipyard. Baldwin, Allman and North will be available to the media following the meeting and tour. Baldwin has fought for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, which employs thousands of hardworking Wisconsinites and helps meet our national security needs. The LCS defense program supports 2,000 Wisconsin jobs and 93 Wisconsin companies supplying parts to build the LCS at Marinette Marine. Baldwin worked with her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make sure the Senate Appropriations subcommittee fully funded three ships and included an additional $80 million in advanced procurement for a fourth LCS. The Senate action is an important improvement over the House position, which funded only two ships and would cause disruption in our workforce. Contact: press@Baldwin.Senate.gov 10 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson forestry tour
Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association, 3243 Golf Course Road, Rhinelander. Oshkosh, WI – Senator Ron Johnson (WI) will go on a forestry tour led by the Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 to observe efforts to improve forest sustainability in northern Wisconsin. Media availability following tour: Senator Johnson will be available to speak to the press following the tour. Time: Media availability is at 4:30 p.m. Contact: Melinda Whitemarsh Schnell at (202) 228-0071 to schedule an interview or for any further information. 4:30 p.m.

August 20
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Howard Marklein for Senate
Schmidt Dairy Farms, 31553 Slow Lane, Lone Rock. with special guest Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Suggested: $40/person | $60/ couple Host Levels: Gold: $1000/person | Silver: $500/person | Bronze: $250/person RSVP to howard@howardmarklein.com PAC no longer accepted Please make checks payable to: Taxpayers for Marklein S11665 Soeldner Road Spring Green, WI 53588 5:30 p.m.
· Late summer cocktail reception with Gov. Scott Walker
Home of Tom & Kim Schubert, 5445 N. Highway 83, Hartland. Host Levels: $5000 / $2500 / $1000 or $500 Attendees: $250 per couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 6 p.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, Alternatives and Diversions
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club
Inn on the Park, Madison. Guest speaker is UW-Madison Global Health Institute Director Jonathan Patz, who will talk about water resources and health as well as new threats from disrupting the earth’s climate. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
   Other
· "Citizen Koch" screening Carmike Oakwood Mall 12, 4800 Golf Rd #4, Eau Claire.
· ABC Wisconsin press conference
Stevens Construction Work Yard, 4776 County Road TT, Cottage Grove. Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin (ABC-WI) is a construction industry trade association representing nearly 900 Wisconsin employers. ABC-WI will be endorsing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch for re-election, and Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel for Wisconsin Attorney General. Governor Walker has another commitment and will not be attending, but Lt. Gov. Kleefisch and AG candidate Schimel will be in attendance. 10 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson holds town hall meetings
Contact: Melinda Whitemarsh Schnell, (202) 228-0071 JOHNSON TO HOLD TOWN HALL MEETINGS IN HURLEY, ASHLAND AND RICE LAKE Oshkosh, WI – Senator Ron Johnson will attend the following events in Hurley, Ashland and Rice Lake next week. Sen. Johnson will give his State of the Nation presentation, which highlights the fiscal challenges our country faces today. Following each presentation, Sen. Johnson will take questions from the audience. 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Hurley High School Auditorium, 5503 Rangeview Dr., Hurley 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center Auditorium, 29270 County Hwy. G, Ashland 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. UW-Barron County, Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Room 234), Ritzinger Hall, 1800 College Dr., Rice Lake 12 p.m.
· WISDOM press conference
St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 1015 N. 9th St., Milwaukee. WISDOM members and others concerned about the out-of-control Corrections system in Wisconsin will proceed to the front of the Milwaukee Secure Detention facility, where various members will speak. The group will then proceed to the Governor’s Milwaukee office to deliver its message in person. This action will focus on the issue of Failures in Revocation and GPS monitoring. A copy of our new issue brief, Failures in Revocation and GPS Monitoring, is attached. Please don’t use it before Wednesday without our written permission. Revocation refers to people being sent back to prison after they have been released on Parole on supervision. WISDOM will be calling attention to the fact that the vast majority of those going back have NOT committed a new crime. They are going back because they have failed to comply with all the rules of their supervision. This can mean anything from having failed a drug test to missing meetings with their parole officer. Every year, 4,000 of the 12,000 people entering our prisons are people being revoked because of these technical violations. There will be several testimonials and personal examples offered. GPS monitoring employs a system that often fails. Many people under Supervision are on GPS monitoring. When the GPS fails, the person with the bracelet is often taken into custody, missing work, etc. until they discover that the problem was with the GPS system. This happens to some people several times a year. Again, there will be people there to share personal experiences. This action will be the second in the "Reform Now" series. As part of the 11x15 Campaign, WISDOM is highlighting areas that the state can and must reform immediately, both to reduce the prison population and to give people a chance to succeed. The four areas, Old Law Prisoners and Parole, Revocations and GPS, Solitary Confinement (Torture), and Compassionate Release, are each a sign of a bureaucracy that is out of control and unaccountable. These are matters that the Governor and the Department of Corrections could correct immediately. Contact: David Liners, 414-736-2099 ~ david.liners1@gmail.com 10:45 a.m.

August 21
   Fundraisers
· Cocktail reception for Gov. Scott Walker
Home of Judy & Matt Umentum, 1660 Hawthorne Heights, De Pere. Host Levels: $5000 / $2500 / $1000 or $500 Attendees: $250 per couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Kathy Bernier
Eagles Club, 2588 Highway 53, Chippewa Falls. with special guest Lt. Governor Kleefisch Suggested Contribution $50 Host levels: GOLD $500 SILVER $250 BRONZE $100 Please RSVP by mail or call (715) 590-8754 or email at: bernier4assembly@gmail.com or kmbernier@charter.net 5:30 p.m.
· Madison event for 29th SD candidate Paul DeMain
Sunprint Cafe, 10 W. Mifflin St., Madison. Host: $500 Friend: $250 Supporter: $100 Suggested Contribution: $50 Contribute via mail by making checks payable to “Friends of DeMain” and returning them to 13426 W. Gurno Lake Rd., Hayward, WI, 54843 4:30 p.m.
· Reception for AG candidate Brad Schimel
North Shore Country Club, 3100 W. Country Club Drive, Mequon. $1,000 – Gold Host , $500 – Silver Host, or $250 – Bronze Host PAC contributions are welcome Please make checks payable to: Schimel for Attorney General, P.O. Box 2287, Waukesha, WI 53187 Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5 p.m.
· Summer celebration with Rep. Dianne Hesselbein
6958 Apprentice Place, Middleton. Rep. Hesselebein would be honored if you would join me at the home of Mark Webster and Ryan Brown at 6958 Apprentice Place in Middleton. Champion (500), Advocate (250) and Activists (100) sponsor levels are available. All donations are gratefully appreciated. 5 p.m.
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, 625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh.
   Business Events
· FUEL Milwaukee leadership luncheon
Independence First, 540 S. 1st St., Milwaukee.
· Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce golf outing
Ironwood Golf Course, W270 N6166 Moraine Drive, Sussex.
   Other
· Dane Co. clerk, HHS regional director press conference
Dane County Clerk's Office, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 106 B, Madison. County Clerk Scott McDonell and U.S. Health & Human Services Regional Director to Kick-Off Health Care Awareness Effort for Newly Married Couples Joining the effort to promote affordable health care, Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell and U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Regional Director Kathleen Falk will announce a new initiative by the County Clerk to increase awareness of the availability of affordable health care options for newly married couples. Contact: County Clerk Scott McDonell Phone #608-266-4121 1 p.m.
· DVA Veterans Benefits Expo
The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, Cargill Room, 328 Front St. S., La Crosse. MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs will host a free Veterans Benefits Expo on Thursday, August 21 in La Crosse in coordination with Logistics Health, Inc. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Veterans, family members of veterans, currently serving military personnel, their families and the families of the deployed are encouraged to attend. There will be representatives from federal, state, and local agencies on hand to discuss benefits and services they may be eligible to apply for. The Expo will be held in the Cargill Room at The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, located at 328 Front Street South, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Contact: Tegan Griffith, 608-266-1209 tegan.griffith@dva.wisconsin.gov 6 p.m.
· Gov. Walker "Year of Better Bottom Line" event
Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will participate in a Year of the Better Bottom Line Event at Piggly Wiggly tomorrow in Merrill. Contact: Laurel Patrick, (608) 267-7303 9:15 a.m.
· Gov. Walker addresses Wisconsin Commercial Ports annual meeting
Neville Public Museum, First Floor, Room 121, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will deliver remarks at the Wisconsin Commercial Ports Annual Meeting tomorrow in Green Bay. Contact: Laurel Patrick, (608) 267-7303 1 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Lakeside Plastics Inc.
450 W. 33rd Ave., Oshkosh. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Lakeside Plastics, Inc. in Oshkosh tomorrow to tour its facility. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 3:30 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson NACS In Store event
Kwik Trip, 4701 Farwell St., McFarland. Senator Ron Johnson will participate in a NACS In Store event, hosted by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), where he will work behind the counter, interact with members of the local community and have conversations with community members about issues important to them. You can catch Senator Johnson on August 20, 2014 at the Kwik Trip located on 4701 Farwell St. in McFarland, WI 53558 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. More than a dozen NACS In Store events are scheduled for 2014 across the country for Members of Congress to experience firsthand the community experience that takes place at their local convenience stores. “Convenience stores are the anchor of communities across the country, and they are also where community conversations take place,” said Henry Armour, NACS President and CEO. “More than half of the country visits a convenience store on a daily basis, whether to buy fuel, use the ATM, wash their cars or quickly buy snacks, drinks or meals. The NACS In Store program gives elected officials a perfect opportunity to experience how these stores serve the public in their home districts.” Contact: blainr@sapublicaffairs.com or (202) 494-0293. 9:30 a.m.

August 22
   Fundraisers
· Sunset cocktail reception with Gov. Scott Walker
Home of Mike & Terry Wickman, 4090 Main St., Fish Creek. Attendee: $1200 per couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 6 p.m.
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, 625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh.
   Business Events
· MMAC International Manufacturers’ Roundtable Breakfast
756 N. Milwaukee, Milwaukee.
   Other
· Cyber Security Summit 2014
Waukesha County Technical College, Richard T. Anderson Education Center, 800 Main St., Pewaukee.
· DWD press conference
Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, Room 118, 2338 N. 27th St., Milwaukee. DWD Secretary to Recognize Governor's Summer Youth Program Participants MILWAUKEE – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will recognize participants who benefited from Governor Walker's 2014 Summer Youth Program during a Resource Fair at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, August 22, 2014, at the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB), 2338 N. 27th Street in Milwaukee. DWD invested over $450,000 to support local summer work placements for 266 Milwaukee teens and young adults age 14 to 24. The funds went to MAWIB and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee to jointly administer the program. Secretary Newson will also highlight the $491,000 in paid work experiences for Milwaukee County youth that DWD's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation invested in federal fiscal year 2013, for a combined total investment of over $940,000. 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 9:30 a.m.
· Gov. Walker joins Veterans Hospital/UW-Children’s Hospital Project SEARCH completion ceremony
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 1335, 750 Highland Ave., Madison. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will participate in the Veterans Hospital/UW-Children’s Hospital Project SEARCH Completion Ceremony tomorrow in Madison. Contact: Laurel Patrick, (608) 267-7303 2 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits County Materials
1104 E L T Townline Road, Janesville. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit County Materials in Janesville tomorrow to tour its facility. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 11 a.m.
· Madison Mayor Soglin press conference City-County Building, Room 403, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison.

August 23
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 93rd AD candidate Jeff Smith Bullfrog Fish Farm, N1321 N. 566th St., Menomonie.
· Fundraiser for Devin LeMahieu for Senate
Antonio's, 18 W. Mill St., Plymouth. with special guest Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch All contributions gratefully accepted RSVP to Megan at mcramer@wisgop.org or 608-257-8035 PAC No Longer Accepted Please make checks payable to: Friends of Devin LeMahieu PO Box 700200 Oostburg, WI 53070 3 p.m.
· Milwaukee Mayor Barrett Picnic at the Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee. Please join us for the annual Picnic at the Zoo, 3rd event in the 2014 Mayor Tom Barrett’s Club series Single tickets, table, and sponsorship opportunities available for individual events. Please contact Johannah at (414) 271-8050 or johannah@barrettformilwaukee.com to purchase. Additional information available at: https://secure.barrettforwisconsin.com/page/contribute/mayors-club 5:30 p.m.
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference
· Gov. Walker addresses UW-Madison School of Nursing ribbon tying ceremony
Signe Skott Cooper Hall, Auditorium, 701 Highland Ave., Madison. Madison – Governor Scott Walker will deliver remarks at the UW-Madison School of Nursing Ribbon Tying Ceremony tomorrow in Madison. Contact: Laurel Patrick, (608) 267-7303 11 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Kenosha GOP field office
3203 Washington Road, Kenosha. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit the Republican Party of Wisconsin's Kenosha Field Office tomorrow to meet with volunteers and supporters. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 2:05 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Racine GOP field office
6100 Washington Ave., Suite E2, Mt. Pleasant. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit the Republican Party of Wisconsin's Racine Field Office tomorrow to meet with volunteers and supporters. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 3:05 p.m.

August 24
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for David Heaton for Assembly
Dr. German and Carolina Larrain's residence, 4051 Stoneridge Drive, Wausau. Special guests US Representative Sean & Rachel Duffy & US Representative Jim Sensenbrenner Suggested Contribution $100 All donations are greatly appreciated RSVP: Patricia Rondeau, 715-359-5480 or email patrondeau@charter.net 5 p.m.
· Lakefront cocktail reception honoring Rep. Steve Nass
Home of Sharon & Brent Brodeski, W4119 Jerseyhurst Lane, Lake Geneva. with Special Guest Governor Walker Host Levels: $1000 or $500 Attendees: $200 per couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Steve Nass For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com 5 p.m.

August 25
   Fundraisers
· Rep. John Nygren annual steak fry
N2118 Keller Road, Marinette. Special guest Congressman Reid Ribble Enjoy fine wine selected by our resident wine expert to compliment your meal! (Beverage alternatives available.) $500 Steak Host | $250 Wine Host Donation to attend: $250 per person Please make checks payable to: Taxpayers for Nygren, PO Box 552, Marinette, WI 54143 (corporate contributions prohibited by law) Please RSVP by August 14th to judi@rhodesstrategies.com 5:30 p.m.
· Wisconsin Conservative Digest chicken burn
11324 W. Potter Road, Wauwatosa. There will be lots of burnt chicken, roast corn and some watermelon washed down with some great Point soda. Rep. Joe Sanfelippo will be our MC. From 1:00 to 4:00 Pm Program at 3:30 Pm All local leaders, legislators invited. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty and the Wisconsin Conservative Digest. 1 p.m.
   Other
· Harris Campaign news conference on labor issues
Neenah Labor Temple, 157 S. Green Bay Road, Neenah. OSHKOSH – In advance of the Labor Day holiday, Democratic nominee for Congress Mark Harris will host a news conference tomorrow and speak on labor related issues that affect working men and women in the 6th district. Harris will also discuss his opponent’s record on these issues. CONTACT: Harris for Wisconsin (920) 312-7603 harrisforwisconsin@gmail.com 1 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson town hall meeting
Chilton Public Library, 221 Park St., Chilton. Oshkosh, WI – Senator Ron Johnson will host a town hall meeting in Chilton next week. Sen. Johnson will give his State of the Nation presentation, which highlights the fiscal challenges our country faces today. Following the presentation, Sen. Johnson will take questions from the audience. Contact: Melinda Whitemarsh Schnell: (202) 228-0071 2:30 p.m.

August 26
· Women's Equality Day celebration The Cooper’s Tavern, 20 West Mifflin Street, Madison.
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Scott Krug
Moose Inn, W6846 Wisconsin Highway 21, Wautoma. with special guest US Senator Ron Johnson Suggested Contribution $50 HOST LEVELS $500 GOLD $250 SILVER $100 BRONZE Please RSVP by (715) 459-2267 or scott@krugforwisconsin.us 12:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Travis Tranel
Vesperman Farms, 8149 Stage Road, Lancaster. with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch http://www.vespermanfarms.com/find-the-farm.html Family Fun: Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Air Cannon, Animal Barn, Duck Races, Hay Rides and Trebuchet Catapult Hosts: Gold: $500 Silver: $250 Suggested Contribution: $25 per person (kids under 12 free) (No PAC) Please mail checks to: Tranel for Assembly P.O. BOX 111 Platteville, WI 53818 Please mail check and RSVP by August 23rd to: Jeff@travistranel.com or 608-732-7375 6 p.m.
· MTI event for 1st SD candidate Dean DeBroux
Coliseum Bar, 232 E. Olin Ave., Madison. Host: $500 Friend: $250 Supporter: $100 Suggested Contribution: $50 Contribute via mail by making checks payable to “DeBroux for Senate” and returning them to 1916 Creamery Rd., De Pere, WI 54115. 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on Adoption Disruption and Dissolution
1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· DCBC: Building bridges between schools & industry
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.
· Food for Thought: E-commerce and Ag Export Opportunities in China
Crowne Plaza Madison, 4402 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
· WIN Madison
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Wisconsin Fast Forward informational meeting
The Workforce Development Center, 892 Main St., Pewaukee. The Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Board is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a free informational meeting, led by Shelly Harkins from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's Office of Skills Development (OSD), to present details and answer questions regarding round 3 of the Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) initiative. Light refreshments will be served. WHEN: Tuesday, August 26 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. RSVP: Space is limited. To reserve your seat, please RSVP by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 22, by emailing Michael Walczak at mwalczak1@wctc.edu, including the name of your organization and each attendee. The WFF program was launched as an innovative way to address Wisconsin's skills gap by equipping workers with skills needed to fill jobs that employers have available today. This initiative will provide up to $8 million in grants that shall be used for training-related expenses, which may include personnel salaries and fringe benefits for instructors or trainers, consultant/contractual expenses and supplies. The training projects covered under this grant focus on incumbent, unemployed, or underemployed workers, and will be administered by the Department of Workforce Development's Office of Skills Development. The current training grants available under the WFF training initiative will focus on the following sectors and occupational areas: Manufacturing Construction Trades and Related Occupations Transportation, Logistics and Distribution Financial Services Information Technology Customer Service Health Care and Related Occupations Agriculture and Related Occupations Small Businesses Application Forms, Instructions, Checklists, and Process Information: Grant applications will be available on September 2, 2014. You can access the online application, along with the sample application forms, instructions, budget guidelines and checklists at: www.WisconsinFastForward.com. 1 p.m.
· Wisconsin Innovation Awards
Memorial Union, Madison. Wisconsin Innovation Awards Requesting Nominations Groundbreaking Ideas, Products or Services Sought for Inaugural Awards Madison— May 19, 2014 — The Wisconsin Innovation Awards is currently accepting nominations for outstanding products, services and ideas across industries around Wisconsin. Nominations will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of industry experts, and award winners will be announced at the 2014 Wisconsin Innovation Awards Ceremony on August 26, 2014 at the Memorial Union in Madison. Nominations are being sought across all sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing, non-profit, government, education, it/web/software, and healthcare, and from companies of all sizes. Nominations will be accepted until June 30, 2014, and the nomination form can be found at www.wisconsininnovationawards.com. The Wisconsin Innovation Awards Ceremony is open to the public. Tickets are now available for a refundable early-bird price of $20 each. In an innovation of its own, those who attend the event will have an opportunity to redeem their ticket for a charitable donation or receive a refund. Those who do not attend will forfeit the price of their ticket. Ticket information and details are available at www.wisconsininnovationawards.com. Early bird ticket pricing is available for a limited time. The Wisconsin Innovation Awards Ceremony is presented by American Family Insurance and Baker Tilly Virchow Krause. 5 p.m.
   Other
· 9to5 National Day of Action
All People Church, 2600 N. 2nd St., Milwaukee.
· Dept. of Workforce Development Secretary Newson addresses UW-Stevens Point conference
Noel Fine Arts Center, UW-Stevens Point, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point. Secretary Newson to Address University's Role in Workforce Development at UW-Stevens Point Conference: Pathways to Entrepreneurial University MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will highlight Governor Walker's investments in education and training as tomorrow, Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point conference: Pathways to an Entrepreneurial University. Secretary Newson will take part in a panel discussion on the role of the university in workforce development. Although listed on the program as starting at 10:45 a.m. in the Noel Fine Arts Center, sponsors of the event now say the discussion could begin as early as 10:15 a.m. 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 10:15 a.m.
· Dept. of Workforce Development Secretary Newson tours UW-Stout Discovery Center
UW-Stout, 302 10th Ave., Menomonie. Secretary Newson to Tour UW-Stout Discovery Center, Meet Newly-appointed Chancellor Bob Meyer, Highlight Governor's Walker's Workforce Investments MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will visit the University of Wisconsin-Stout at 3 p.m., Tuesday, August 26, 2014, meet newly-appointed Chancellor Bob Meyer and tour the UW-Stout Discovery Center. 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 3 p.m.
· Governor’s Council on Highway Safety KI Conference Center, 333 Main St., Green Bay.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Democratic AG candidate Susan Happ
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Rotarian Nancy Sennett, Partner at Foley & Lardner, will lead a conversation with Susan Happ, Democratic candidate for Attorney General. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· PSC Broadband Advisory Group Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

August 27
· Gov. Walker visits Letterhead Press, Inc. in New Berlin
Governor Scott Walker to Visit Letterhead Press, Inc. in New Berlin Tomorrow Letterhead Press, Inc., 16800 W. Ryerson Road, New Berlin, WI Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Letterhead Press, Inc. in New Berlin to tour its facility. WHAT: Visit to Letterhead Press, Inc. WHEN: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM WHERE: Letterhead Press, Inc., 16800 W. Ryerson Road, New Berlin, WI 53151 NOTE: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media if time allows. 2:45 p.m.
· Walker delivering remarks at Governor's Traffic Safety Conference
KI Convention Center Exhibit Hall C 333 Main Street Green Bay, WI 54301 Madison – Governor Scott Walker will deliver remarks at the Governor’s Traffic Safety Conference luncheon tomorrow in Green Bay. WHAT: Governor’s Traffic Safety Conference WHEN: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:30PM WHERE: KI Convention Center Exhibit Hall C 333 Main Street Green Bay, WI 54301 NOTE: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media at the end of the visit, if time allows. Contact: Laurel Patrick, (608) 267-7303 12:30 p.m.
   Fundraisers
· 27th birthday celebration for Rep. Katrina Shankland
Great Northern Distilling, 1740 Park Ave., Plover. Join Rep. Katrina Shankland to celebrate her 27th birthday! Rep. Shankland is excited to highlight two of her favorite new businesses in Central Wisconsin: Great Northern Distilling and Tortuga Express. Brian's locally sourced ingredients make the difference in his delightful craft drinks. Alec and his food truck will roll into town to serve us delicious fresh and local tacos al pastor, chicken tacos, fish tacos, and quesadillas. Katrina will speak at 7:30 p.m. to give you an update on important races across the state. Your donation is appreciated to help send Katrina back to Madison with strong local support. Sponsorship levels are available at: "Feisty Progressive" Birthday Host: $270 "Fighting Bob" Birthday Sponsor: $170 "I'm from the Elizabeth Warren Wing" Democratic Donor: $70 "Friend of the Fighter" Funder: $27 To sponsor or RSVP, contact Katrina@voteshankland.com. 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Mary Burke
Home of Matt and Kay Frank, 3934 Sumac Circle, Middleton. Sponsor: $1000 | Host: $500 | Friend of Mary: $250 | Supporter $100 Ticket: $35 Please make checks payable to: Burke for Wisconsin RSVP online at: http://action.burkeforwisconsin.com/page/s/join-mary-burkeo-in-middleton 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Tom Larson
Horizons, 10764 County Highway Q, Chippewa Falls. With special guest US Senator Ron Johnson Suggested Contribution $100 RSVP: Ashley.marie.king@gmail.com 9:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Terry Moulton
Camille's Sidewalk Café, 1120 122nd St., Chippewa Falls. with special guest US Senator Ron Johnson RSVP to campaign@terrymoulton.com PAC no longer accepted Please make checks payable to: Friends of Terry Moulton 2863 S Prairie View Rd Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 12 p.m.
· Reception for AG candidate Brad Schimel
North Hills Country Club, N73 W13430 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls. with Special Guest Governor Scott Walker 5:00 pm Host Reception/Photo Opporunity 6:00 pm Main Reception $1,000 – Gold Host , $500 – Silver Host, or $250 – Bronze Host PAC contributions are welcome Please make checks payable to: Schimel for Attorney General, P.O. Box 2287, Waukesha, WI 53187 Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Business Development Training Program session: Processes and quality assurance
260 W. Seeboth St., Milwaukee. Lunch Provided Small businesses often times neglect to create systems or procedures that will save time and money in the long run. The basis for this workshop is for small businesses owners to understand the importance of developing procedures and processes so that their business produces consistent and effective results. 11 a.m.
   Other
· Dept. of Workforce Development Secretary Newson visits Global Finishing Solutions in Osseo
Global Finishing Solutions, 12731 Norway Road, Osseo. Secretary Newson to Highlight Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward Worker Training Initiative during Visit to Global Finishing Solutions, Osseo MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will highlight Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training initiative at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, August 27, 2014, when he visits Global Finishing Solutions in Osseo. Representative Kathy Bernier of Lake Hallie will join Secretary Newson in touring Global Finishing Solutions, which received a first round WFF grant to train current workers and new hires in LEAN production methods. Representative Bernier played a key role in passage of Governor Walker's initiative, which the Legislature was swift to approve with strong, bipartisan majorities in both houses. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 2:30 p.m.
· Dept. of Workforce Development Secretary Newson visits Vital Plastics in Baldwin
Vital Plastics, 680 VandeBerg St., Baldwin. Secretary Newson to Meet Employers, Workers Benefiting from Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward Training Initiative at Vital Plastics, Baldwin MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will meet with employers and workers benefiting from Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training initiative at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, August 27, 2014, when he visits Vital Plastics in Baldwin. DWD's regional partner, Workforce Resource, Inc., received a WFF grant for a customized, employer-driven training program to meet the needs of Vital Plastics and two other St. Croix County plastic injection molding companies, Nolato Contour, also in Baldwin, and iMARK Molding in Woodville. Senator Sheila Harsdorf of River Falls and Representative John Murtha of Baldwin plan to join Secretary Newson for the visit, which will include a tour of the Vital Plastics. 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.
· Gov. Walker visits Letterhead Press, Inc. in New Berlin
Letterhead Press, Inc., 16800 W. Ryerson Road, New Berlin Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Letterhead Press, Inc. in New Berlin tomorrow to tour its facility. WHAT: Visit to Letterhead Press, Inc. WHEN: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:45 PM NOTE: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media if time allows. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 2:45 p.m.
· Madison Rotary Club
Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. Guest speaker is MMSD Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· Reps. Barca, Ohnstad, Mason, Sen. Wirch press conference on Kenosha casino
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. Kenosha and Racine Legislators, Local Leaders to Call on Gov. Walker to Approve Kenosha Casino MADISON – Senator Bob Wirch and Representatives Barca, Mason and Ohnstad will call on Governor Walker to approve the Kenosha casino to immediately create jobs, at a press conference tomorrow, Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Assembly Parlor at the State Capitol. The legislators will be joined by Kenosha development leaders, members of the Kenosha Building Trades association, local officials, and workers’ groups. They will call on Walker to swiftly approve the proposed casino to create thousands of construction and permanent jobs in Southeastern Wisconsin. The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) announced its approval of a proposed Kenosha casino one year ago this month. Gov. Walker continues to stall and has yet to release the results of the taxpayer-funded economic impact study. Contacts: Rep. Peter Barca, 608.266.5504 Rep. Tod Ohnstad, 608.266.0455 Rep. Cory Mason, 608.266.0634 Sen. Bob Wirch, 608.267.8979 10 a.m.
· Soglin discusses 2015 capital budget housing initiatives Mayor's Conference Room Room 403 City County Building 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

August 28
· Walker to attend tailgates prior to Packers game
Lambeau Field, Oneida Nation Gate, 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit with voters who are tailgating prior to the Green Bay Packers game. NOTE: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media if time allows. Contact Alleigh Marré with any questions, (617) 872-1007. 3:50 p.m.
   Fundraisers
· End of summer bash for Rep. Mandy Wright
Stoney Acres Farm, 7002 Rangeline Road, Athens. Our wonderful hosts will be providing all you-can-eat oven fired pizza, and our friends from Briq's Soft Serve will be dishing out ice cream sundaes. Not to mention my husbands's famous home brewed "Josh" beer! A live performance from local band The Remnants will serenade us while we enjoy a lovely summer evening on the farm so make sure you are there! Feel free to invite your friends and family and RSVP to wrightforwisconsin@gmail.com. Tickets will be provided with a suggested donation of $40 per person or $60 per family. Would you like a ride to the farm? We can help you! We have rented a bus for this event but spaces are being reserved quickly. Email Kathy Thurs at kathythurs@gmail.com if you would like a spot on the bus. It will be leaving Airport Park in the SouthEast neighborhood at 4:45 sharp. Special thanks to our hosts and sponsors for this event: HOSTS: Frances Irwin, Doug Hosler, John Enk & Bonnie Anderson, Matt & Jayme Stifler, Joe & Stephanie Rislove, Lisa & Jim Macco, Holly & Kevin Briquelet-Miller, Matt & Jen Powers SPONSORS: Jody and Kati Maier, Randy and Anne Jefferson, Gail and Dave Berge, Bob and Sally Decker, Ingrid and Greg Zavadoski, Kim and Dave Casey, Kay and Pat Meyer, Sheryl Hemp, Anji and Terry Spialek, Peggy and Scott Stalheim, Brian, Zander, and Sam Stezinski-Williams, Brian and Katherine Kalish, Bill and Trish Forbes 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Howard Marklein for Senate
Ludlow Mansion, 1421 Mansion Drive, Monroe. with special guest US Senator Ron Johnson Suggested: $40/person | $60/ couple Host Levels: Gold: $1000/person | Silver: $500/person | Bronze: $250/person RSVP to howard@howardmarklein.com PAC no longer accepted Please make checks payable to: Taxpayers for Marklein S11665 Soeldner Road Spring Green, WI 53588 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for the ADCC
Sunprint Café, 10 W. Mifflin St., Madison. Please join the Assembly Democrats in honoring former Assembly Democrat Congressman Mark Pocan To Benefit the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee Time: 5—7 pm Sponsorship levels: $1000 Host $500 Sponsor Please make checks payable to: ADCC PO Box 814 Madison, WI 53701 or contribute online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/honormarkpocan Give us a call at 608-258-9225 with any questions. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser supporting 97th AD candidate Scott Allen,
Wern Valley Sportsman's Club, S36W29657 Wern Way, Waukesha. Host $200 Attend $100 Please make checks payable to: Allen for Wisconsin RSVP Mary Gainey at manager@allenforwisconsin.com or 650-863-1911 6 p.m.
   Other
· U.S. Rep. Pocan addresses HUD Wisconsin grantees 2014 training session
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Frank Lloyd Wright Lecture Hall, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Rep. Mark Pocan will deliver brief remarks at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Wisconsin Grantees 2014 Training Session. This event is open to the press. 9 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan speaks at CUNA Mutual "Lunch & Learn" event
CUNA Mutual, 5810 Mineral Point Road, Madison. Rep. Mark Pocan will speak to CUNA Mutual employees at a "Lunch & Learn” event and give a Congressional update. This event requires press to RSVP. 12 p.m.

August 29
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Ed Brooks
Marty’s at the Voyageur Inn, 200 Viking Drive, Reedsburg. With special guest US Senator Ron Johnson $50 suggested contribution 7:30 a.m.
· Luncheon reception honoring Gov. Scott Walker
Nakoma Country Club, 4145 Country Club Road, Madison. Hosts: $500 Attendees: $250 per couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 11 a.m.
   Other
· PSC open meeting
· Walker to visit Madison GOP field office
5609 Medical Circle, Unit 101, Madison. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit the Republican Party of Wisconsin's Madison Field Office tomorrow to meet with volunteers and supporters. NOTE: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media if time allows. 1:20 p.m.

August 30
· Services for Sadie Louise Wade
Abundant Faith Church of Integrity, 7830 W. Good Hope Rd. Milwaukee 11:00 a.m.

September 1
   Other
· President Obama to deliver remarks at Milwaukee Laborfest celebration
Summerfest Grounds, Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – President Barack Obama will visit Milwaukee to deliver remarks at the Milwaukee Area Labor Council’s Laborfest celebration. The event begins with an 11:00 a.m. parade from Zeidler Union Square Park to the Summerfest Grounds via Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee St. and Chicago St. Laborfest celebrates the achievements of Wisconsin’s working men and women and our unions. “Working people are excited to have President Obama at Laborfest this year to talk jobs, the economy and workers’ rights,” said Sheila Cochran, Secretary-Treasurer of the Milwaukee Area Labor Council. “President Obama stands with workers fighting to raise the minimum wage, has enacted policies to combat income inequality and supports collective bargaining rights for public and private sector workers. We proudly welcome President Obama to Milwaukee and look forward to celebrating working people together this Labor Day.” 11 a.m.

September 2
   Fundraisers
· Majority GOP Conduit event
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. With Special Guest Governor Scott Walker, Speaker Robin Vos and Assembly Republicans Suggested Contribution of $500 Personal Contributions Accepted to: Majority GOP Conduit 148 East Johnson Street Madison, WI 53703 To RSVP or for questions: Contact Melanie Hubbard at mhubbard@wisgop.org or (608) 279-1275 1 p.m.
   Other
· Burke attends women's event
400 N. Water St., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – TODAY, Tuesday, September 2, former Trek Bicycle Executive and Democratic candidate for Governor Mary Burke will attend an event for women in Milwaukee. Under Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin has fallen to dead last in the Midwest -- 10th out of 10 Midwestern states -- in terms of private sector job creation. Burke knows that Wisconsin women have an important role to play in growing our state's economy. When women succeed, Wisconsin is stronger. As Governor, Burke will work to ensure that women are equal players in Wisconsin's economic growth, that Wisconsin reinstates the 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act that Gov. Walker repealed, and that the last people who are making health care decisions for Wisconsin women are Madison politicians. In the most recent poll from Marquette Law School, Burke leads Walker 49 to 47 among likely voters. Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend the following events. Burke will take questions from the media. Please RSVP to Hilary Cronon (hilary@burkeforwisconsin.com). 5 p.m.
· MPC Newsmaker Luncheon: U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.

September 3
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Warren Petryk
Florian Gardens, 2340 Larch Ave., Eau Claire. Fundraiser/Concert Event for Representative Warren Petryk with special guests Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch & Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Suggested Contribution is $50 per person RSVP by 8/27 at 715-832-0586 or email rep.petryk@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
· Lunch reception in support of Rep. Dave Craig
Doc’s on the Fox, 232 N. Milwaukee St., Waterford. With Confirmed Special Guest: Congressman Paul Ryan (Sponsors will be acknowledged on site) $500 Platinum Sponsor $250 Gold Sponsor Attendees: $100 Per Person/$150 Couple (Host photo reception at 11:30 AM-please contact us for details) (No PAC or corporate contributions please) RSVP by contacting: Friends of Dave Craig at dave@votedavecraig.com or via phone at: 262-424-4499 12 p.m.
· Reception in support of Gov. Scott Walker
5112 W. Highland Road, Mequon. 5:00 p.m. Host Reception 6:00 p.m. Main Reception Levels of support: Platinum Hosts: $5000. Gold Hosts: $2600. Silver Hosts: $1000. Bronze Hosts: $500. Attendees: $250 (Per Couple) RSVP or questions to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
· Reception in support of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
6315 3rd Ave., Kenosha. 5:00 – 6:00 Host Reception 6:00 – 7:00 Main Reception Levels of support: $1000 Platinum Hosts $500 Gold Hosts $250 Attendees ( Per Couple) RSVP or questions to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
   State Government
· GAB 12th AD canvass signing
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
· Steering Committee on Symposia Series on Personal Property Tax
Room 412 East, State Capitol.
· UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Search and Screen Committee
2210 Sage Hall, UW-Oshkosh.
   Other
· DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz, U.S. Rep. Moore visit DPW field office
318 S. 3rd Ave., Wausau. WAUSAU – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be joined by Congresswoman Gwen Moore tomorrow during a visit to the Democratic Wausau field office to energize volunteers ahead of the important 2014 election. CONTACT: Melissa Baldauff, WisDems Communications Director (414) 367-7350; melissab@wisdems.org 3:30 p.m.
· DNC roundtable event
Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE - Tomorrow, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congresswoman Gwen Moore will host a women’s roundtable event with Milwaukee community leaders. Participants will discuss how Wisconsin Republicans have alienated women by repealing equal pay rules and implementing unnecessary voting restrictions. Meanwhile, Democrats will continue working to remove these unnecessary voting restrictions and to ensure every Wisconsinite has easy access to the polls to cast their ballot. CONTACT: Melissa Baldauff, WisDems Communications Director (414) 367-7350; melissab@wisdems.org 10 a.m.
· Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award presentation
City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Germanson to receive 2014 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award Kenneth “Ken” Germanson will be presented with the 2014 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award tomorrow (Wednesday, September 3) at City Hall. A presentation will take place in the third floor Common Council Chamber anteroom at 8:30 a.m., prior to the start of the regular Common Council meeting at 9 a.m. (in the Council Chamber) at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St. A native Milwaukeean, Mr. Germanson has been active in civic affairs for many years, and is a longtime advocate for workers’ rights, access to health care and higher education for low-income families. Mr. Germanson is a former newspaper reporter, longtime labor union leader and community agency worker. Since his retirement in 1992, he has worked for Community Advocates, Inc., in advocacy services involving health care for low-income families, youth development, child abuse prevention and other areas The honor is awarded annually recognizing city residents who best exemplify former (and the late) Mayor Frank P. Zeidler’s legacy of social justice and civic accomplishment. The award was established by the Common Council to recognize leaders in the city who have not served as elected officials. Bill Arnold (414) 286-3285 8:30 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Automation Components Inc.
2315 Parview Road, Middleton. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Automation Components, Inc. in Middleton tomorrow to tour its facility. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 10:35 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits St. Marcus Early Childhood Center
2669 N. Richards St., Milwaukee. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit the St. Marcus Early Childhood Center in Milwaukee tomorrow to meet with children and faculty. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 8:05 a.m.
· Millennials for Millennials press conference 30 W. Mifflin St., Madison.
· MPC Newsmaker Luncheon: Archbishop Jerome Listecki
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Rep. Pocan press conference
Waisman Center, Room A120, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison. Madison, WI – TOMORROW, September 3, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will tour the Waisman Biomanufacturing Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and meet with faculty and administrators to discuss the challenges they face in obtaining federal research funding. Following that meeting, Rep. Pocan will hold a press conference to introduce the Next Generation Research Act, which would help improve federally funded opportunities for early career researchers. Contact: Alex Nguyen 202-225-2906 12 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Northcentral Technical College
Northcentral Technical College, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to Visit Wausau Wednesday Will Discuss Workforce Readiness at Northcentral Technical College, Attend David R. Obey Civic Resource Center Ribbon Cutting Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will be in Wausau on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Senator Baldwin will visit Northcentral Technical College (NTC) where she will sit down with Dr. Lori Weyers, President of NTC; Darren Ackley, Dean NTC School of Technical & Trades; Mark Borowicz, NTC Dean of Business and Industry Solutions; Rene Daniels, Executive Director North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board; as well several faculty members, students, and area business leaders to discuss local partnerships addressing workforce development and training needs in the community. Baldwin recently cosponsored and worked to pass the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. The legislation provides critical support and training programs to strengthen workforce readiness by modernizing workforce development programs. Through funding for Wisconsin’s Workforce Investment Boards, the Act has helped strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce readiness efforts to provide industry-driven worker training services for Wisconsin families and businesses. In Wisconsin, 11 Workforce Investment Boards provide services at 22 One Stop Job Centers around the state. Baldwin will also tour the recently remodeled technical and trade wings at Northcentral Tech, including the Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Center of Excellence which is working to provide opportunities for collaboration between students and local businesses including hands-on training. In addition, she will tour the Energy Efficiency Lab and the Welding Lab. In addition, Baldwin will attend and speak at the ribbon cutting of the David R. Obey Civic Resource Center. Baldwin to Visit Wausau Wednesday, September 3, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Northcentral Technical College Main Building Entrance – Board Room 1000 W. Campus Drive Wausau, WI 54401 5:00 -7:00 p.m. David R. Obey Civic Resource Center Ribbon Cutting UW Center for Civic Engagement UW-Marathon County 625 Stewart Avenue Wausau, WI 54401 Contact: press@Baldwin.Senate.gov 10 a.m.
· WIPPS unveils David R. Obey Civic Resource Center UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau.
· Wisconsin Technical College System Board meeting Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, College Connection Bldg., Rm 492-493, 1800 Bronson Boulevard, Fennimore.

September 4
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Nancy VanderMeer for Assembly
Colonial Bowling & Banquet Center, 1415 W. Wisconsin St., Sparta. Suggested Contribution $25.00 Host Levels GOLD $500 SILVER $250 BRONZE $100 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Government Accountability Board
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
   Other
· Burke attends women's leadership round table
830 Franklin St., Wausau. Under Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin has fallen to dead last in the Midwest -- 10th out of 10 Midwestern states -- in terms of private sector job creation. Burke knows that Wisconsin women have an important role to play in growing our state's economy. When women succeed, Wisconsin is stronger. As Governor, Burke will work to ensure that women are equal players in Wisconsin's economic growth, that Wisconsin reinstates the 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act that Gov. Walker repealed, and that the last people who are making health care decisions for Wisconsin women are Madison politicians. In the most recent poll from Marquette Law School, Burke leads Walker 49 to 47 among likely voters. Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend the following events. Burke will take questions from the media. Please RSVP to Hilary Cronon (hilary@burkeforwisconsin.com). 9:30 a.m.
· DPI hearing
GEF 3, Room P41, 125 S. Webster St., Madison.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin student round table
Madison Area Technical College, Truax Campus, Administrative Building, Board Room, 3550 Anderson St., Madison. 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Student Roundtable 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Campus Tour U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will meet with students Thursday, September 4, at Madison Area Technical College to discuss student loan debt and college affordability. Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov 2 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin student roundtable
Dreyfus University Center, Laird Room South, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point. 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Student Round Table 10:15- 11:00 a.m. Campus Tour U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will meet with students Thursday, September 4, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to discuss student loan debt and college affordability. Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov 9:30 a.m.
· Walker attends Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo
EAA AirVenture Museum, 3000 Poberenzy Road, Oshkosh. Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media if time allows. 4:45 p.m.
· Walker visits Biron Business Park
Biron Business Park Entrance, 7188 Plover Road, Biron. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit the Biron Business Park in Biron to participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media if time allows. 2:35 p.m.
· Walker visits Manowske Welding Corp.
Manowski Welding Corp., 821 S. Military Road, Fond du Lac. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Manowski Welding Corp. in Fond du Lac tomorrow to tour its facility. Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media if time allows. 11:50 a.m.

September 5
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits J&D Tube Benders Inc.
8951 Enterprise Way, Schofield. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit J&D Tube Benders, Inc. in Schofield tomorrow to tour its facility. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 8:20 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Midwest Manufacturing
4631 Menard Drive, Eau Claire. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Midwest Manufacturing in Eau Claire tomorrow to tour its facility. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 1:50 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Rice Lake Weighing Systems
230 W. Coleman St., Rice Lake. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Rice Lake Weighing Systems tomorrow to tour its facility. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 11 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visits Milwaukee Area Technical College
1015 N. 6th St., Main Building, Room M201, Milwaukee. Baldwin Will Call for Senate Action on College Affordability and Announce New Legislation Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will meet with students Friday, September 5, at Milwaukee Area Technical College to discuss student loan debt and college affordability. Baldwin will call for the U.S. Senate to take up legislation she has cosponsored when they return to session in Washington next week. In an effort to give students a fair shot at an affordable education, Baldwin is a co-sponsor of the Bank on Students Act, legislation to allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest rates currently offered to new borrowers. The Department of Education estimates that about 25 million borrowers could benefit from refinancing under this legislation, including 515,000 Wisconsinites. In June, a minority of Senate Republicans obstructed this bill and Baldwin wants the Senate to bring the legislation back for a vote next week. “Making college affordable is one of the most important steps we can take toward building a strong path to the middle class for all Americans,” said Senator Baldwin. “A college education should be a path to prosperity not a path to indebtedness, but student loan debt is holding back an entire generation and creating a drag on economic growth for our country. The ability to refinance at lower rates provides some relief to borrowers and gives them a fair shot at building a stronger future for themselves.” Thursday Baldwin announced that she is also introducing new legislation targeted at working students in Wisconsin. Currently, students who work while attending school often are eligible for less financial aid due to their work income. Baldwin’s Working Student Act will allow students that must work while in college to complete their degrees more quickly and with less debt. The new legislation increases the amount working students can earn without that income counting against them in accessing need-based federal financial aid, including Pell Grants. In addition, Baldwin’s CTE Opportunity Act extends eligibility for federal student loans to short-term career and technical education (CTE) programs which do not meet the current program length requirements under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, increasing access to courses that provide students with the industry-recognized credentials that employers are looking for. Nearly 40 million Americans have outstanding student loans. According to new data from the Federal Reserve, student loan debt grew by $31 billion from January to March of this year, now totaling $1.2 trillion across the country, making student loan debt the fastest growing household debt category. The rising debt load makes it more difficult for young professionals to purchase homes, automobiles, and other goods, creating a huge drag on the overall economy. Baldwin met with students at UW-Stevens Point and Madison Area Technical College Thursday. Baldwin to Discuss College Affordability with Students at Milwaukee Area Technical College Friday, September 5, 2014 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Student Roundtable 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Campus Tour Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov 10 a.m.
· Wisconsin Arts Board Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, 51 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac.
· Workforce Development Deputy Secretary Barry to tour Oconomowoc manufacturers
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a. m.: CL&D Graphics, 1101 W. 2nd St., Oconomowoc. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.: Bruno Independent Living Aids Inc., 1780 Executive Drive, Oconomowoc. $2.1 million invested in creative programs to prepare high school pupils for the workforce or post-secondary education through training in high-demand fields. MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry will highlight Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) Blueprint for Prosperity worker training initiative, on tomorrow, Friday, September 5, 2014, when he meets employers taking advantage of an innovative school-to-work program during tours in Oconomowoc of CL&D Graphics at 9:30 a.m., and Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc. at 11:00 a.m. To date, DWD has announced WFF grants exceeding $6 million, funding projects to help over 6,500 workers gain skills for new jobs or jobs with higher pay. The customized training projects approved so far involve 172 businesses throughout the state. Recently, DWD initiated third round of grants, seeking proposals from employers and training partners for up to $8 million in WFF funds. Earlier this year, Governor Walker signed legislation under Blueprint for Prosperity that added $35.4 million to the Wisconsin Fast Forward worker training program. The expansion targeted three areas, including grants to reduce wait lists at Wisconsin technical colleges, grants for collaborative projects among high schools, technical colleges, and employers to train high school students in industry-recognized certifications, and grants that enhance employment opportunities for workers with disabilities. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provide training and employment services to workers, enforce workers’ rights, and administer Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. 9:30 a.m.

September 6
   Fundraisers
· Reception in support of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
6711 Six Mile Road, Racine. 5:00 p.m. Host Reception 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Main Reception Levels of support: $2600 Platinum Host $1000 Gold Host $500 Silver Host $250 Attendees ( Per Couple) RSVP or questions to Mary Stitt at 262-268-6859 or marystitt@wi.rr.com 5 p.m.
   Other
· 28th Amendment national roadshow
Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison.

September 7
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Mary Burke
Lakefront Brewery, 1872 N. Commerce St., Milwaukee. Join the Wisconsin Democratic Party, Mary Burke, and special guests Gwen Moore and Governor Martin O'Malley (Maryland) at the Lakefront Brewery from 4:30-6:30 PM. 4:30 p.m.

September 9
   Fundraisers
· ADCC fundraiser
Riverfront Pizzeria Bar & Grill, 509 E. Erie St., Milwaukee. Please join the Milwaukee Assembly Democrats At an event to benefit the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee Sponsorship Levels: $1000 Host $750 Sponsor $500 Friend $250 Advocate $100 Supporter Suggested contribution at the door: $50 All contributions gratefully accepted. Please make checks payable to: ADCC or Assembly Democrats, PO Box 814, Madison, WI 53701 or contribute online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/milwaukeeassemblydems Feel free to give us a call at (608) 258-9225 with any questions. 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Jeff Smith for Assembly Home of Mary and Ed Elworthy, 3720 Glen Way, Eau Claire.
· Fundraiser for Milwaukee Ald. Bob Bauman
Bollywood Grill, 1028 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee. 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.
· Fundraiser for Scott Allen for Assembly
Wern Valley Sportsman's Club, S36W29657 Wern Way, Waukesha. Host $200 Attend $100 Please make checks payable to: Allen for Wisconsin RSVP Mary Gainey at manager@allenforwisconsin.com or 650-863-1911 6 p.m.
· Women for Walker luncheon
Wisconsin Country Club, 6200 W. Good Hope Road, Milwaukee. 11:00 - 12:00 pm Host Reception 12:00 - 1:00 pm Luncheon Event Sponsor - $1,000 ~ Includes Host Reception, Main Reception and Photo Op Table Sponsor - Full (8 Guests) - $500 ~ Includes Host Reception, Main Reception and Photo Op Table Sponsor - Half (4 Guests) - $250 ~ Includes Host Reception, Main Reception and Photo Op Host Reception - $100 ~ Includes Host Reception and Photo Op General Attendance $50/per person Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP contact Colleen Coyle (608) 239 – 5601 or colleen@scottwalker.com 11 a.m.
   State Government
· Steering Committee for Symposia Series on Supporting Healthy Early Brain Development
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· China Ningbo-Milwaukee Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference
Milwaukee Marriott Downtown, 323 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce: 30th Annual Golf Classic
Country Club of Beloit, 2327 S. Riverside Drive, Beloit.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Manpower Employment Outlook Survey
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Chris Layden, Managing Director of Experis, part of ManpowerGroup, is an expert on the local job scene. He will share what’s on the horizon for hiring in Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and the nation with an overview of the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. ManpowerGroup’s comprehensive quarterly forecast of employer hiring plans has been running for more than 50 years and is one of the most trusted surveys of employment activity in the world. Chris will present the hiring forecast for the fourth quarter, offering a first look at year-end hiring expectations. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· MITA: 20 years of NAFTA forum
Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· DWD Wisconsin Fast Forward-Blueprint for Prosperity event
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 Secretary Newson to Meet Employers, Trainees Benefiting from Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward- Blueprint for Prosperity initiative $2.1 million was invested in innovative programs that prepare high school pupils for the workforce or post-secondary education through training in high-demand fields MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will meet with employers and trainees benefiting from Governor Walker's Wisconsin Fast Forward- Blueprint for Prosperity school-to-work initiative when he visits Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton at 10:00 a.m. and New Holstein High School at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, September 9, 2014. To date, DWD has announced Wisconsin Fast Forward (WFF) grants exceeding $6 million, funding projects to help over 6,500 workers gain skills for new jobs or jobs with higher pay. The customized training projects approved so far involve 172 businesses throughout the state. Recently, DWD initiated third round of grants, seeking proposals from employers and training partners for up to $8 million in WFF funds. Earlier this year, Governor Walker signed legislation under Blueprint for Prosperity that added $35.4 million to the WFF worker training program. The expansion targeted three areas, including grants to reduce wait lists at Wisconsin technical colleges, grants for collaborative projects among high schools, technical colleges, and employers to train high school students in industry-recognized certifications, and grants that enhance employment opportunities for workers with disabilities. 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. The Secretary's Tuesday, September 9, 2014 events include: 10:00 a.m. Fox Valley Technical College 1825 N. Bluemound Road Appleton 2:00 p.m. New Holstein High School 1715 Plymouth St. New Holstein 10 a.m.
· On the Issues: Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· PSC telephone hearing
· PSC telephone hearing
· Safe Communities Madison-Dane County press conference
Safe Communities Madison-Dane County will join the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Mental Health America Wisconsin and HOPES (Helping Others Prevent and Educate About Suicide) Tuesday, September 9, at noon at the State Capitol, to commemorate Suicide Prevention Awareness Week as a remembrance of those who have died by suicide, and to share collaborative suicide prevention efforts underway in Dane County. Suicide is one of the most preventable forms of death, and the highest risk for suicide in Wisconsin is among middle-aged men, a group that can be resistant to asking for help. Research indicates 90 percent of people who die from suicide have a treatable mental illness or a substance abuse disorder. However, suicide is often preventable with education, treatment and support. Because suicide is such a complex public health issue, the United States Surgeon General recommends that we engage in prevention strategies community by community to be effective. Safe Communities Madison-Dane County is promoting a Man Therapy Campaign during the month of September, and is hosting a free Guys' Night Out event on Wednesday, September 10 at Coliseum Bar in Madison. At the core of the Man Therapy campaign is an interactive website (www.mantherapy.org) featuring a fictional therapist named Dr. Rich Mahogany as an internet-based resource with a straight-talk approach to show men it is masculine to talk about their problems, obtain help and fix it themselves. "The website uses humor to engage men who might otherwise not spend 30 seconds on a website learning about mental health issues," says Cheryl Wittke, Executive Director of Safe Communities. The average time spent on this site is over six minutes-an extraordinary metric as those familiar with web browsing patterns know." In addition to Guys' Night out, the Man Therapy campaign includes advertisements on Madison Metro buses, as well as web, radio and outdoor messaging. Two billboard-style ads are scheduled to be installed at locations in Madison and Middleton Tuesday. The Man Therapy campaign is sponsored by Dane County Department of Human Services and Mental Health America of Wisconsin. Partners include the City of Madison, Colonial Club Senior Center, Dean & St. Mary's, HOPES, Journey Mental Health, Meriter-UnityPoint Health, NAMI of Dane County, Trout Unlimited of Southern Wisconsin, UW Health and Unity Insurance, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, The Wisconsin Professional Police Association and the Wisconsin Safety Council. Man Therapy was developed by The Office of Suicide Prevention, Carson J Spencer Foundation and Denver-based Cactus Marketing Communications. For more information about Man Therapy, Guys' Night Out, or suicide prevention and resources, visit www.safercommunity.net, www.mantherapy.org or call 608-441-3060. 12 p.m.
· WISPIRG press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. New Report Offers An Alternative Transportation Proposal for Wisconsin, Way to Pay for Transportation Improvements in Madison, Statewide With state leaders debating the transportation fund and how to pay for projects, WISPIRG Foundation will offer a different vision for Wisconsin’s transportation future. The report will provide recommendations for ensuring tax dollars are spent wisely, highlight transportation needs that are currently unmet, and outline an alternative proposal to pay for them. With: Chris Schmidt, Madison Common Council President Chuck Kamp, General Manager, Madison Metro Bruce Speight, WISPIRG Foundation Director CONTACT: Bruce Speight bspeight@wispirg.org, (608) 658-3517 10:30 a.m.

September 10
   Fundraisers
· DPW fundraiser
Madison’s, 119 King St., Madison. Please join Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson and Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca at an event to benefit the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Federal and State PAC accepted: $6000 State PAC | $5000 Federal PAC Individual Sponsorship Levels: $1000 Host ~ $500 Sponsor ~ $250 Friend ~ $100 Supporter For sponsorships or to RSVP, contact Kaylin Fabian at (608)260-2422 or at kaylinf@wisdems.org. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Mary Burke
Home of Ron Malzar and Margaret Dihlmann Malzar, 331 S. 28th St., La Crosse. Mary has been doing well in the polls, gaining support each day. She needs to be able to combat the negative ads from many outside groups. Please help by giving a generous donation to help in the last two months before the election. Sponsor: $500 Friend of Mary: $250 Supporter: $100 Ticket: $25 To indicate that you will attend and contribute at the door use the following link. http://action.burkeforwisconsin.com/page/s/join-mary-burke-in-in-la-crosse-on-the-10 To contribute online use the following link: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/burkeforwi You may mail a contribution to Burke for Wisconsin PO Box 2479 Madison, WI 53701 Please contact Alex at Alex@BurkeForWisconsin.comm with any questions or to help sponsor this event. 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Joe Sanfelippo
Great Lakes Distillery, 616 W. Virginia St., Milwaukee. With special guest Rick Esenberg, the founder, President, and General Counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Suggested Contribution $35 Couples $50 Hosts $75 All contributions gratefully accepted Tanino’s Fine, Authentic Italian food will be served RSVP by September 5th, 2014 to: Sanfelippo for Assembly 20770 West Coffee Road New Berlin, WI 53146 or Online at joesanfelippo.com 6 p.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on Review of Tax Incremental Financing
412 East, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Business Development Training Program session: The art of negotiation
260 W. Seeboth St., Milwaukee. Lunch Provided Negotiating is critical in day-to-day business as well as the overall success of your business. Yet, many lack this crucial skill. Rupert Kotze of Kotze Construction will share his experiences with bidding and negotiating construction work, negotiating better deals with vendors, building lasting relationships and much more. 11 a.m.
· China Ningbo-Milwaukee Economic and Trade Cooperation Conference
Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway St., Milwaukee.
· Governor's Small Business Summit
Racine Marriot, 7111 Washington Ave., Racine.
   Other
· Federalist Society: Act 10: A Postmortem
The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.
· Grassroots Tosa: 'The Future of Public Education' Mount Mary University, 2900 N. Menomonee River Parkway, Wauwatosa.
· Milwaukee County joint public hearing on proposed O’Donnell Park sale
Downtown Transit Center, Harbor Lights Room, 909 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee. ​JOINT NIGHT HEARING OF PARKS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES TO BE HELD ON PROPOSED SALE OF O’DONNELL PARK ON SEPTEMBER 10 Public Meeting Designed to Get Maximum Testimony From Milwaukee County Residents on Proposed Sale to Northwestern Mutual A joint public hearing of the Milwaukee County Board’s Parks, Energy and Environment Committee, and the Economic and Community Development Committee on the proposed sale of O’Donnell Park to Northwestern Mutual will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10 at the Downtown Transit Center Harbor Lights Room, 909 E. Michigan Street. “I hope people will get the facts before they develop opinions,” said Supervisor Patricia Jursik, chairwoman of the Economic and Community Development Committee. “This is a chance for the public to hear the offer from Northwestern Mutual and determine what they believe is the best for Milwaukee County.” Supervisor Gerry Broderick, chairman of the Parks, Energy and Environment Committee, said he was eager to hear from Milwaukee County residents about the proposed sale. “I’m looking for maximum public input,” Broderick said. “We want to know what our constituents think, not the special interest groups, on the potential sale of O’Donnell Park.” The committees will hear a brief description of the proposal by Teig Whaley-Smith, Director of Economic Development and a report by Comptroller Scott Manske before taking public comment. “This joint night hearing is designed to give residents the opportunity to express themselves on the future of O’Donnell Park, the lakefront and economic development in Milwaukee County,” said Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic. Contact: Bill Zaferos, Public Information Manager 414/278-4230 or William.zaferos@milwaukeecountywi.gov 6:30 p.m.
· PSC public hearing 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Reception with British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott
756 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee. Meet the British ambassador on his first visit to Wisconsin On Wednesday, Sept. 10 in Milwaukee, MMAC and WisPolitics.com/WisBusiness.com are hosting the British ambassador to the United States on his first visit to Wisconsin. The event will take place at MMAC offices from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sir Peter Westmacott, one of the most senior diplomats in the UK Foreign Office, will discuss trade and the US-UK relationship during these complicated times abroad. Then he'll take questions. See Westmacott's bio: https://www.gov.uk/government/people/peter-westmacott DETAILS Where: MMAC offices, 756 N Milwaukee Street - Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI, 53202. Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost: $10 for MMAC members and $15 for others (includes wine, beer, soft drinks and light snacks) Phone: (414) 287-4100 Parking: Not included but but street parking is available as well as garage parking at the Pfister Hotel and a nearby public parking ramp. To register: https://mmacwiassoc.wliinc28.com/events/A-Reception-with-British-Ambassador-Sir-Peter-Westmacott-903/register 5:30 p.m.

September 11
   State Government
· Study Committee on the Transfer of Structured Settlement Payments
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Dane County Farm Bureau annual meeting
Rex's Innkeeper, 301 N. Century Ave., Waunakee. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors. Also being selected will be the county’s voting delegates for the state Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells, December 6-8. For more information, contact Tim Sherven at 608.214.5375 or timsherven@gmail.com 6:30 p.m.
· Future 50 Awards luncheon
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.
· WIN Milwaukee: UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa.
   Other
· Gun Violence Reduction Summit
Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Empire Ballroom, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett will be joined by mayors and law enforcement officials from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Chicago to discuss their perspectives on gun violence. A presentation and discussion on “New Models for Crime Gun Investigations – Strategies and Results,” will take place mid-morning. The keynote address will be given by Josh Horwitz of the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Consortium on Risk-Based Firearms Policy. His remarks will address emerging policy issues. Thursday, September 11th, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions - 9:30 a.m. – Mayor’s Discussion - 10:15 a.m. – Presentation on New Models for Crime Gun Investigations - 1:30 p.m. – Presentation on Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Consortium on Risk-Based Firearms Policy by Josh Horwitz 11 a.m.
· Association of Wisconsin Lobbyists Speaker Series
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison.
· Burke Campaign tours Iron Workers Local 8
12034 W. Adler Lane, Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – TOMORROW, Thursday, September 11, former Trek Bicycle Executive and Democratic candidate for Governor Mary Burke will tour the Iron Workers Local 8 facility in Milwaukee and talk to members of Local 8 leadership and apprentices during her visit. Mary Burke is committed to making Wisconsin a top ten, thriving economy. Burke's jobs plan, "Invest for Success," focuses on creating more good paying jobs and making sure workers have the skills necessary to fill those jobs. As Governor, she will work toward a Wisconsin workforce equipped to compete with the most in-demand skills needed for 21st Century jobs and enhanced alignment of workforce development programs with the skills in greatest demand by the job market. To read the full plan, please visit www.burkeforwisconsin.com/jobs/ CONTACT: Stephanie Wilson, Press Secretary 608-622-7698; press@burkeforwisconsin.com 4:30 p.m.
· Marquette Law School: On the Issues: Dr. Michael Berenbaum
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee 9-11 memorial ceremony
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, Veterans Plaza, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Chris Abele invite the public to attend a memorial ceremony in remembrance of 9-11. Please see the attached invitation. R.S.V.P. requested: rsvp@milwaukeecountywi.gov – Service dress uniform invited 7:30 a.m.
· MTEA rally
Enderis Hall, 25400 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee. UWM: Stop Charters from Bribing Parents Urban Day School, chartered by UWM, is paying people $100 per child if they have that student enroll and show up to school on September 19, the day the state counts students to see how much money each privately-run charter school should receive. We'll meet at 4:30 outside Enderis Hall on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus. UWM is in session so arrive early to park, but there is a park and ride lot at Humboldt Blvd and Capitol Drive that has buses that depart every 10 minutes with a stop in front of Enderis Hall This action is sponsored by MTEA 4:30 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Sen. Schultz and Rep. Wright hold public forum on education
James William Middle School, 915 Acacia Lane, Rhinelander. Madison – The future of public education, and rural public schools in particular, will be the subject of public forums hosted by two state legislators, one Republican and one Democrat, on Thursday, September 11, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the James William Middle School Auditorium at 915 Acacia Lane in Rhinelander, WI and Saturday, September 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Rice Lake High School Auditorium at 700 Augusta Street in Rice Lake. Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) and Representative Mandy Wright (D-Wausau), in a bipartisan initiative, will share a presentation about public school funding and take questions at the forum. They are encouraging interested community members to attend, especially educators, students, and parents. “Recent state policy and budget actions are creating significant challenges for public schools, especially in rural areas,” said Schultz. “The forum will shed light on the impacts state policies portend for our schools.” “Wisconsin enjoys a history as a national and global leader in public education, and the desire to see that continue is not a partisan issue,” said Wright. “Public schools are the bedrock of small communities, and it is beyond time to have a discussion about a funding model that treats all Wisconsin children equitably, regardless of their zip code.” Public schools provide an education for 83 percent of Wisconsin children and 43 percent of public school students are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program according to recent data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Both legislators said they consider public schools to be our most dependable and proven educational resource and are working to foster a growing consensus, and bipartisan legislative initiatives, to keep Wisconsin public schools strong. 7 p.m.
· WisPolitics.com luncheon: Senate caucus leaders Fitzgerald, Larson
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. **Thursday, Sept. 11, WisPolitics.com luncheon at the Madison Club with Senate leaders Fitzgerald and Larson**' Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson review the two-year session and preview the upcoming Senate elections. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Event ends at 1 p.m. $19 for program and buffet luncheon. Pre-registration required: Contact the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or by email:reception@madisonclub.org Sponsored by: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, American Family, Aurora Health Care, Walmart, University Research Park, and Xcel Energy. 11:30 a.m.

September 12
   Fundraisers
· 11th annual Tommy G. Thompson charity golf outing
Door Creek Golf Course, Cottage Grove. 11:00 a.m. Registration 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start Food, program and silent auction to follow. Contact: Pat Goss pgoss@wtba.org 11 a.m.
· Senate Republican golf outing
Black Hawk Country Club, 3606 Blackhawk Drive, Madison. With Special Guests: Wisconsin Republican State Senators Registration, Lunch and Practice Range Open at 9:00 AM Shotgun Start at 10:00 AM Reception at 3:00 PM Contributions: $3,500 Hole Sponsorship and Foursome – Includes Optional Golfing with a Senator Senator selection chosen in order of checks received $1000 per Individual Golfer Cost includes: Golf, Cart, Lunch, Dinner and Drinks $750 Hole Sponsorship Only, no golfers Cocktail Sponsorships available $300 for Reception Only- No Golf CERS is PAC’ed out For questions or to RSVP, please contact 608-257-8035 or senate@wisgoporg CERS PO Box 2741 Madison, WI 53701 9 a.m.
   Other
· Fighting Bob Fest kick-off
Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave., Madison.
· Gov. Walker visits Sussex IM
N65W24770 Main St., Sussex. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Sussex IM, Inc. in Sussex tomorrow to tour its facility. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 3:50 p.m.
· Mary Burke attends women's luncheon
Brown County Library, 515 Pine St., Green Bay. GREEN BAY – TOMORROW, Friday, September 12, former Trek Bicycle Executive and Democratic candidate for Governor Mary Burke will attend a women's luncheon in Green Bay. Under Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin has fallen to dead last in the Midwest -- 10th out of 10 Midwestern states -- in terms of private sector job creation. Burke knows that Wisconsin women have an important role to play in growing our state's economy. When women succeed, Wisconsin is stronger. As Governor, Burke will work to ensure that women are equal players in Wisconsin's economic growth, that Wisconsin reinstates the 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act that Gov. Walker repealed, and that the last people who are making health care decisions for Wisconsin women are Madison politicians. In the most recent poll from Marquette Law School, Burke leads Walker 49 to 47 among likely voters. CONTACT: Hilary Cronon, Deputy Press Secretary 608-213-4235; hilary@burkeforwisconsin.com 12 p.m.

September 13
   Business Events
· DCBC Corporate King volleyball tournament
Veteran's Park, Verona. Register now for the DCBC Inaugural Corporate King Volleyball Tournament - 6 person teams - $150/team, Show off your skills - Prizes - Post-Tournament Party. First 32 teams to register are guaranteed a spot! Registration via email: dcbcvb@gmail.com or via phone: 608-628-1200 (John Pinto) 8 a.m.
   Other
· Fighting Bob Fest
Sauk County Fairgrounds, Baraboo.
· Grothman Campaign office grand opening
110 S. Wisconsin St., Suite 2, Port Washington. (Fond du Lac, WI) – Members of the media are invited to attend the grand opening of the Glenn Grothman for Congress Port Washington office on Saturday, September 13. Sen. Glenn Grothman will speak at the event. Contact: Brandon VerVelde - (920) 207-1899 or brandon@glenngrothman.com 10 a.m.
· Mayor's Neighborhood Conference 2014
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Rocking Recovery Rally
State Street Steps, Capitol Building, Madison. Representative John Nygren (R- Marinette), author of HOPE Legislation and his daughter, Cassie, a recovering addict and also the inspiration behind the HOPE Agenda, will both speak publicly at the Rocking Recovery Rally on Saturday. 11:45 a.m.
· Sen. Schultz, Rep. Wright host education forum
Rice Lake High School, 700 Augusta St., Rice Lake. Madison – The future of public education, and rural public schools in particular, will be the subject of public forums hosted by two state legislators, one Republican and one Democrat, on Thursday, September 11, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the James William Middle School Auditorium at 915 Acacia Lane in Rhinelander, WI and Saturday, September 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Rice Lake High School Auditorium at 700 Augusta Street in Rice Lake. Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) and Representative Mandy Wright (D-Wausau), in a bipartisan initiative, will share a presentation about public school funding and take questions at the forum. They are encouraging interested community members to attend, especially educators, students, and parents. “Recent state policy and budget actions are creating significant challenges for public schools, especially in rural areas,” said Schultz. “The forum will shed light on the impacts state policies portend for our schools.” “Wisconsin enjoys a history as a national and global leader in public education, and the desire to see that continue is not a partisan issue,” said Wright. “Public schools are the bedrock of small communities, and it is beyond time to have a discussion about a funding model that treats all Wisconsin children equitably, regardless of their zip code.” Public schools provide an education for 83 percent of Wisconsin children and 43 percent of public school students are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program according to recent data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Both legislators said they consider public schools to be our most dependable and proven educational resource and are working to foster a growing consensus, and bipartisan legislative initiatives, to keep Wisconsin public schools strong. 11 a.m.
· Tribute honoring Gov. Patrick Lucey
Rotunda, State Capitol. Family members and current and former elected officials will hold an event to honor the life and public service of the late former Governor Patrick Lucey on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the State Capitol rotunda. Patrick Lucey served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Governor, Lt. Governor, and State Representative. Congressman Dave Obey, Governor Jim Doyle, Governor Tommy Thompson, David Adamany, and Mark Shields will be among those in attendance. Members of the public are welcomed to attend. Contact: Laura Smith, Rep. Peter Barca, 608.266.5504 or 715.252.0016 3 p.m.

September 14
   Other
· 76th WCA annual conference
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells.

September 15
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Mark Born
Pioneer Keg, 122 S. Milwaukee St., Theresa. Sponsor contribution level: $100 Suggested contribution $25 per person All donations graciously accepted RSVP to votemarkborn@gmail.com or by mailing the form below or call 920-210-1808 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Kathleen Vinehout
Home of Nick & Helene Smiar, 320 Broadway St., Eau Claire. Come celebrate our community and our Senator! We care about Eau Claire and how our community is represented in Madison. That’s why we are excited to support Kathleen Vinehout for re-election to the State Senate and invite you to our home to celebrate. Whether it’s protecting our environment, supporting education, promoting the Chippewa Valley, or working to reform health care - Kathleen Vinehout has a track record of smart, authentic and inclusive leadership at the state capitol. Her energy, creativity, and independence are needed now more than ever to represent Eau Claire and all of western Wisconsin. Suggested Minimum Donation $50 Any donations will be gratefully accepted. Contributions can also be made online at http://www. Kathleenvinehout.org or mail a check to: Voters for Vinehout, PO Box 1274, Eau Claire, WI 54702 5:30 p.m.
· Majority GOP Conduit 2014 pheasant hunt
Wild Wings Sportsman’s Club, N865 County Road W, Campbellsport. Registration from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Hunt starts at 12:00 p.m. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Guided Hunt with a Wisconsin State Representative: $3000 per field (holds 6 hunters) or $500 per person, includes: 50 birds per field, one round of shooting clays, lunch and steak dinner with (2) drink tickets $150 per person dinner only Space is limited. Registration ends August 15, 2014. Please RSVP to Anthony Nudo at 262-620-0196 or anthony@prudentialkenosha.com or Mike Honold at 414-698-5310 or mlh10@hotmail.com Make checks payable to: Majority GOP Conduit 148 East Johnson Madison, WI 53703 11:30 a.m.
   Business Events
· RePowerMadison forum
Madison Central Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison. MGE Billing Scheme: Madison’s Energy Future at Risk A Public Forum Repower Madison is hosting this forum to provide the public with information about Madison Gas & Electric’s proposed billing scheme. Attendees will learn how MGE’s regressive rate system would increase use of fossil fuels and discourage investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy. At the same time, costs would be shifted from large energy users to small energy users including low-income and elderly customers. Who: Michael Vickerman, Program & Policy Director, RENEW Wisconsin Nino Amato, President and CEO, Coalition for the Wisconsin Aging Groups and former utility executive Michael Noble, Executive Director, Fresh Energy (St. Paul, MN clean energy organization) Don Ferber, RePowerMadison Contact: Don Ferber d_ferber@sbcglobal.net (608) 222-9376 7 p.m.
· WEDC Awards Administration Committee meeting
WEDC - Sixth Floor Conference Room, 201 W. Washington Ave., Madison. 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. 1 p.m.
   Other
· 76th WCA annual conference
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells.

September 16
   Fundraisers
· Evening reception honoring Gov. Scott Walker
FABCO Equipment Inc., 7860 Partridge Road, Eau Claire. Hosts: $5000/$2500/$1000/$500 Attendees: $250 per couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Joel Kitchens for Assembly
Door Peninsula Distillery, 5806 Wisconsin 42, Sturgeon Bay. With Assembly Speaker Robin Vos 5:00 – 5:30 PM Host Roundtable with Speaker Vos 5:30-7:00PM General Reception Host contribution: $500 | $250 | $150 Suggested Contribution $100 Please RSVP to Caroline Krause at joelkitchens1@gmail.com or by calling (262) 758-2252 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Amy Sue Vruwink
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 West Main St., Madison. Please join Representatives Peter Barca, Andy Jorgensen and Robb Kahl as well as Spectrum Logistics and the Independent Funeral Directors of Wisconsin as they host a fundraiser for: Joint Finance Committee Member Amy Sue Vruwink With special guest: Former Green Bay Packer and Super Bowl Champion Frank Winters 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Host levels: $500 (Hall of Famer), $250 (Most Valuable Player), $150 (Pro Bowler) Suggested contribution: $50 (Shareholder) PAC no longer accepted For questions or to RSVP please call (715) 652-2909 or email vruwinkforassembly@gmail.com Please make checks payable to: Friends of Vruwink P.O. Box 124 Blenker, WI 54415 4:30 p.m.
· Fundraising reception for Martha Laning for Senate
Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. Please join Senators Mark Miller, Fred Risser & Jon Erpenbach for a special fundraising reception in support of Martha Laning, Democrat for the 9th Senate District. Host: $250 Sponsor: $100 Public - $50 All individual and conduit donations gratefully accepted. Martha Laning has reached her PAC limit. To rsvp, contact Jim Smith at jims@wisdems.org 5 p.m.
   Other
· 76th WCA annual conference
Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells.
· Dane Co. Exec. Parisi budget listening session
Rosemary Garfoot Public Library, 2107 Julius St., Cross Plains. Dane County’s budget is more than $500 million annually – and the cost simply to continue current services is $3.5 million more than last year. County departments submitted budgets based on instructions from County Executive Parisi in June. He told departments that any new initiatives should be funded only through outside revenue or modifying existing programs or positions. In coming weeks, the County Executive will review these proposals and feedback from the public, to complete his 2015 budget proposal for introduction by October 1st. 5:30 p.m.
· DWD Secretary Newson attends Central Wisconsin Career Expo
Holiday Inn and Convention Center, 1001 Amber Ave., Stevens Point. Secretary Newson to Meet Job Seekers, Employers at Central Wisconsin Career Expo, Region's First Special Recruiting Event MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will meet with job seekers and employers at the Central Wisconsin Career Expo, at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, in Stevens Point. More than 70 employers with nearly 750 positions to fill registered for the special recruiting event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Stevens Point. More than 200 job seekers have registered in advance for event, the first career expo in central Wisconsin. Secretary Newson will be available for media interviews during his visit, starting at 11 a.m. 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 a.m.
· NAACP Milwaukee Branch press conference 2745 N. King Drive, Milwaukee.

September 17
   Fundraisers
· Afternoon reception honoring U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan
421 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, D.C. Suggested Contributions: Host: $2,500 Co-Host: $1,000 Sponsor: $500 Guest: $250 RSVP with Ibn Salaam or Randy Broz 202-403-0606 Ibn@ABConsultingDC.com 3 p.m.
· Cocktail reception poolside with Gov. Scott Walker
Home of Patti Robbins-Phillips, 2730 E. Apple Hill Blvd., Appleton. Host Levels: $5000 / $2500 / $1000 or $500 Attendees: $250 per couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Kathleen Vinehout
Home of Michael Olneck & Joanne Brown, 1932 W. Lawn Ave., Madison. Keep Vinehout in the State Senate Fundraiser Michael Olneck and Joanne Brown invite you to a fundraiser in support of Senator Kathleen Vinehout. "Kathleen Vinehout is the Wisconsin State Senate’s strongest and most passionate voice on behalf of the people’s interests. She is also the Senate’s most informed and dedicated policy expert. Wherever we reside, we are all Kathleen’s constituents. Kathleen faces strong opposition in her bid for reelection. Because we feel so strongly that keeping Kathleen in the Senate is a priority on par with removing Scott Walker from the governorship, Joanne Brown and I are hosting a fundraiser for her at our home, to which we invite you and your friends. Please come, enjoy seasonal refreshments, hear Kathleen speak, and offer your support." CONTACT Michael Olneck · molneck@yahoo.com · 608-294-6635 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
Bullfeathers, 410 First St. SE, Washington, D.C. You are Cordially Invited to a Breakfast with the Financial Services Community benefiting the re-election campaign of The Honorable Gwen Moore DCCC Tribal Co-Chair House Committee on Fin. Services & House Committee on the Budget Suggested Levels of Support: $2,500 PAC Host • $1,000 PAC Guest / Individual Host $250 Individual Guest For more information or to RSVP, please contact Chris Trull at 202-741-7213 / 337-377-5857 or chris@christrullfundraising.com 8:30 a.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, Alternatives, and Diversions
1 East Main St., Ste. 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· Fond du Lac County entrepreneurial resource network kick-off
World Link Conference Room, A112, Moraine Park Technical College, 235 N National Ave, Fond du Lac. Learn more on the 17th and help us get the word out about this new entrepreneurial resource network that will help IGNITE! local innovation, new businesses and economic growth in Fond du Lac County. 11 a.m.
· Milwaukee Night in Washington D.C.
Rayburn House Office, Building Foyer, Washington, D.C.
· Milwaukee Night in Washington D.C. legislator dinner
Charlie Palmer Steak, 101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
   Other
· SOLD OUT: WisPolitics.com 2014 election preview breakfast in Washington, D.C.,
***This event has sold out*** The Monocle Restaurant, 107 D St. NE, Washington, D.C. Panelists: --Paul Maslin, a national Democratic pollster for FM3 Research who lives in Wisconsin. See Maslin's bio: http://www.fm3research.com/ourteam/Paul_Maslin --Gene Ulm, a national Republican pollster for Public Opinion Strategies who has had many Wisconsin clients. See Ulm's bio: http://pos.org/about/partners-and-vice-presidents/gene-ulm-va/ --Ken Goldstein, a professor of politics at the University of San Francisco and faculty director of the USF in DC program and formerly a UW-Madison professor who directed the Wisconsin Advertising Project that tracked political ads. See Goldtein's bio: http://www.usfca.edu/Faculty/Ken_Goldstein/ Check-in and a continental breakfast begin at 8:15 a.m. Program goes from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Location: The Monocle Restaurant On Capitol Hill, Senate side, close to Union Station metro stop 107 D Street NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 546-4488 www.themonocle.com Sponsored by: The Wisconsin Medical Society, Wisconsin Physician Service Insurance, and Michael Best & Friedrich. UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Alumni Association are partners in the 2014 DC event series. The Wisconsin Group is a partner for the Sept. 17 event. 8:15 a.m.
· Educational Approval Board
Union South, Landmark Room, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison. Agenda Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Minutes – June 11, 2014 & June 25, 2014 (Tab 1) Board Chair's Remarks Public Comment [1] Board Status Report – Information/Discussion (Tab 2) School Approval Issues – Discussion/ACTION (Tab 3) 2015-17 Biennial Budget – Discussion/ACTION (Tab 4) State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement – Discussion/ACTION (Tab 5) Strategic Planning Session – Discussion/ACTION (Tab 6) Adjournment 10:30 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Boldt Company
2525 N. Roemer Road, Appleton. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will discuss his Continuing Wisconsin's Comeback plan at The Boldt Company in Appleton tomorrow. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 3:20 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Steel King Industries
2700 Chamber St., Stevens Point. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will discuss his Continuing Wisconsin's Comeback plan at Steel King Industries, Inc. in Stevens Point tomorrow. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 11 a.m.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· MMAC briefing with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan
House Budget Committee Hearing Room, 210 Cannon, Washington D.C.
· PSC prehearing conference
· PSC public hearing
· Sierra Club Fall Kickoff
Goodman Center, 149 Waubesa St., Madison. Rep. Taylor will present a short and engaging overview of the local political landscape for environmental and women’s issues. The Kickoff, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Four Lakes Group of the Sierra Club. The Fall Kickoff is also the chance to learn about the local group’s programs while enjoying food and fun. Programs to learn about include conservation and clean energy activism, the MG&E rate hike “RePower” campaign, inner city outings for “at risk” youth, event recycling and composting campaign, communication and outreach opportunities, political education and the Water Sentinels. RSVP online at www.4lakes.org. For questions, contact lacinda.athen@gmail.com or call 608-274-7870 to register or with questions. 6 p.m.
· WIPPS forum
UW-Wood County, 2000 W. 5th St., Marshfield. Marshfield Civility Project presents: 'Political Fix: How Do We Get American Politics Back on Track? A bipartisan voter education public policy forum aimed at bridging the gap between differing opinions by learning to civilly discuss political issues will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, at UW-Marshfield Wood County campus. The kick-off forum, titled, "Political Fix: How do We Get American Politics Back on Track?" is open to residents and students living in Marshfield and surrounding communities. Sponsored jointly by the Wood County Republican and Democratic parties, with the help of the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS), the forum will be the first in a series of "town hall" meetings over the next year. Speakers with different philosophical views will come together to discuss issues in a civil and informative manner. "Through the process of a deliberative forum, attendees will discuss differences in underlying values and philosophies in a structured format that encourages respect for differing viewpoints," said Eric Giordano, WIPPS director. Using a framed issued guide from the National Issues Forum Institute (http://www.nifi.org), WIPPS moderators will ensure that the process provides for a "safe space" to deliberate together. The objective of the forums is to avoid politics as usual rhetoric, and to encourage healthy citizen dialogue on the issues, with the ultimate goal to become better-informed voters. The idea for the forum came from interested party leaders of Wood County - Chris Jockheck, Democratic party member, and Dan Wald, Republican party chair. Both activists have been working together for several months to make the forum a reality. "People are tired of the negativity and divisiveness in politics," Jockheck said. "We want to offer a unique forum that will allow for a presentation and discussion of both sides of the issues, rather than just one-sided sound bites. While future forums will be more issue oriented, this first one will be organized to see just what is of concern to citizens and how we can be helpful in voter education for better understanding." While there are differences between the two parties, and the accompanying philosophies and principles, "We should be able to have a civil, rational discussion," Wald noted. "People often don't hear the actual differences in principles, public policies and facts because of all the rhetoric we hear," Wald said. "We anticipate the idea of having a civil dialogue will gain a foothold, giving everyone a better understanding of the differences between our two philosophies." The year-long project is being funded in part by the Marshfield Area Community Foundation. For more information, Call WIPPS at 715-261-6368 or email connie.nikolai@uwc.edu. Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service is an institute of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension. It is located in the Center for Civic Engagement at UW-Marathon County, Wausau. 6:30 p.m.

September 18
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for David Steffen for Assembly
Titletown Brewing Company, 200 Dousman St., Green Bay. You are cordially invited to a reception in support of David Steffen, candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly with special guest State Representative John Nygren, Joint Committee on Finance Co-Chair. Enjoy premium craft beer, wine, Sno-Cap root beer and restaurant favorites while gathering to support our 4 th Assembly District Primary Winner Suggested Donation $50/person RSVP to Steffen4Wisconsin@gmail.com or by mail before September 13 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Devin LeMahieu for Senate
Home of Rick and Julie Leonhard, 4911 Baronwood Way, Sheboygan. Host: $1,000 $500/couple | $250/individual to attend RSVP to mcramer@wisgop.org or 608-257-8035 PAC no longer accepted Please make checks payable to: Friends of Devin LeMahieu PO Box 700200 Oostburg, WI 53070 6:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for George Ferriter for Assembly
Columbia County Democrats office, 306 DeWitt St., Portage. Join George and his team for some beer and brats at the Columbia Dems Office, and to showcase the support of organized labor for his campaign. Suggested contribution: $20 For questions please call (920) 992-3350 or email ferriter4wisconsin@gmail.com 4 p.m.
· WCCF Step Forward for Kids
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State St., Madison. Join the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families for Step Forward for Kids: An Evening Celebrating Children and Families. REGISTER NOW Featuring: 2014 Giraffe Award winners: Sina Davis, Selina Pettigrew, and the YWCA Madison
 Performances by the Madison Music Makers Race to Equity scholarship winners Silent auction
 Hors d'oeuvres & cash bar 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on the Review of Wisconsin Technical College System Funding and Governance
Room 411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Dane County Farmers Union picnic
UW West Madison Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona. Research station tour planned as part of Dane County Wisconsin Farmers Union meeting Dane County Farmers Union will tour the UW West Madison Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18. Attendees are invited to join in on a tour of the research station and display gardens. A tomato variety taste test will take place at 6:45 p.m. Following will be a potluck picnic. Please bring a dish to pass. Drinks and flatware will be provided. The chapter will also hold a meeting and update members on WFU happenings. Anyone interested in learning more about WFU is encouraged to attend. The meeting will conclude around 8 p.m. There is no cost to attend, although a $2 donation is suggested for the tour. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Please contact Teresa Johnson at 608-212-7253 or Tina Hinchley at 608-764-5090. 6 p.m.
· GMCC 62nd annual dinner
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Investors' Edge: Trends in raising early stage capital
D.J. Bordini Center, Room 103, 5 N. Systems Drive, Appleton.
   Other
· Coalition for More Responsible Transportation press conference
N. General Mitchell Blvd. and N. Story Parkway, Milwaukee. WISDOT proposed expansion of Hwy 94 among the 11 worst in the country State and Local leaders to speak out in opposition A Coalition of more than 25 local and state organizations to present a report by WISPIRG Foundation calling the I-94 proposed expansion by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation a wasteful project. The study Illustrates the need to shift transportation priorities and shows that 11 big highway expansions currently planned in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin are not justified by current traffic trends. “We, the members of this coalition, are here to demand that state leaders and the Wisconsin DOT not waste our tax dollars, stop the proposed expansion of Hwy 94, and focus our tax dollars instead on fixing the potholes and deteriorating streets in our neighborhoods,” said Juan Carlos Ruiz, Co-Chair of the Cleaner Milwaukee Coalition and from the Coalition for More Responsible Transportation. Who: Coalition for more responsible transportation (A coalition of local and state organizations, religious and faith leaders, non-profits, community organizations, and elected officials) Alderman Michael Murphy, City of Milwaukee Juan Carlos Ruiz, Chair, Cleaner Milwaukee Coalition Bruce Speight, Director, WISPIRG Foundation Lee Brady, Story Hill Neighborhood Association Contact: Dana Schultz, CMRT (715) 432-4971 Dana487@gmail.com 11:30 a.m.
· Community Shares Campaign kick-off party
Anodyne Coffee, 224 W. Bruce St., Milwaukee. You're invited to the 2014 Campaign Kick Off Party! Join us at Anodyne Coffee in Walkers Point as we celebrate the start of the 2014 Fall Campaign and announce our campaign goal. Learn more about our 50 member groups, network with workplace partners, watch our new Campaign Video, and enjoy live music by Sara D'Ippolito. Our friends at Fyxation Bicycles will also attend and showcase the Pixel Bike - a prize for one lucky donor! This event is FREE and open to the public. Please feel free to invite your co-workers, friends, and family. This is a great opportunity to learn about Community Shares and its partnerships with workplaces and nonprofits. If you have any questions, please contact Robyn Wohlfeil at 414-223-0106 or robynw@communitysharesmke.org 5:30 p.m.
· DWD press conference
East Ward Commerce Center, 2615 East Ave. S., La Crosse. Deputy Secretary Barry to Highlight Governor Walker's Workforce Investments at La Crosse Job Center Open House MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry will join La Crosse workforce partners at noon, tomorrow, Thursday, September 18, 2014, for a Workforce Development Center Open House event at the job center's new location, 2615 East Avenue South in La Crosse. Governor Walker proclaimed September Workforce Development, and during the Job Center visit, Deputy Secretary Barry will highlight the Governor's workforce investments and initiatives, particularly Wisconsin Fast Forward, which funds customized, employer driven worker training grants. Back in June, DWD staff and partners in La Crosse moved to the new location in the East Ward Commerce Center. 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 12 p.m.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Dr. Howard Fuller
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.

September 19
   Other
· Pathways to Employment Conference
Country Springs Resort, Pewaukee.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.

September 20
   Fundraisers
· Birthday fundraiser for Rep. Scott Krug
Krug Residence, 1414 Akron Ave., Nekoosa. Suggest Contribution $39 (his birthday) $100 Host Level Please RSVP by (715) 459-2267 or scott@krugforwisconsin.us 4:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Steve Doyle
N5525 Hauser Road, Onalaska. Please join Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca in support of Steve Doyle Sponsorship Levels: $500, $250, $100, all contributions accepted Contributions will be accepted online at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/entity/26645 or at the door. Please make checks payable to: Friends of Steve Doyle, David Morrison, Treasurer, N5525 Hauser Road, Onalaska, WI 54650 To RSVP, email: doyleforassembly.manager@gmail.com or call (608) 783-1204. 5 p.m.
   Other
· Gov. Walker visits GOP field office
1001 Brilowski Road, Stevens Point. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit the Republican Party of Wisconsin's Stevens Point Field Office tomorrow to meet with volunteers and supporters. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 12:10 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits GOP field office
519 Hickory Hill Drive, West Bend. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit the Republican Party of Wisconsin's West Bend Field Office tomorrow to meet with volunteers and supporters. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 2:50 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson attends ceremony honoring Hmong pilots
N6191 Resource Drive, Sheboygan Falls.

September 22
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Glenn Grothman for Congress
University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. You are cordially invited to a breakfast reception honoring Republican Congressional Candidate Glenn Grothman Special Guest: United States Senator Ron Johnson 7:30 a.m. – Host Reception 8:00 a.m. – General Reception & Breakfast Platinum hosts: $2600 | Gold hosts: $1000 | Silver hosts: $500 General reception attendee: $100 per person PAC, Conduit & Personal Contributions are Welcome Questions or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414.881.1005 or via email at laura@graltonconsulting.com 7:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Susan Happ for AG 3945 N. Harcourt Place, Shorewood.
   State Government
· Study Committee on the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education Program
411 South, State Capitol.
· Supreme Court open rules petition conference Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol.
   Other
· DWD Deputy Secretary Barry attends groundbreaking ceremony
822 N. 6th Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Deputy Secretary Barry to Attend Groundbreaking Ceremony in Sturgeon Bay, Highlight Governor's Wisconsin Fast Forward-Blueprint for Prosperity Initiative Door Kewaunee Business and Education Partnership awarded school-to-work training grant to support Eighth Annual High School Home Construction Project MADISON – On Monday, September 22, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry will join regional partners at groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the 8th Annual Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership High School Home Construction Project. The project was recently awarded a Wisconsin Fast Forward-Blueprint for Prosperity grant as an innovative school-to-work model. The event will be at 4:00 p.m. at the jobsite, 822 N. 6th Avenue in the Sturgeon Bay, Sunrise Hills subdivision. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provide training and employment services to workers, enforce workers’ rights, and administer Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 4 p.m.
· Madison Mayor Soglin press conference
City County Building Lobby, 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison. Mayor Paul Soglin, Madison Common Council, City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl, and community representatives will be available to discuss new requirements of the Voter ID law. Contact: Enis Ragland 608-266-4611 11:45 a.m.
· Public Policy Forum Viewpoint Luncheon
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
· WAVE press conference State St. entrance, State Capitol.

September 23
   Fundraisers
· Birthday fundraiser for Assembly candidate John Macco
John & Sue Macco, 1874 Old Valley Road, De Pere. With special guests Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair John Nygren and Assistant Majority Leader Jim Steineke 5:30-7:00PM $25 to Attend $100 to sponsor a candle $500 to host To sponsor a candle & RSVP: johnmacco@johnmacco.com 5:30 p.m.
· Birthday fundraiser for Rep. Andy Jorgensen
Jake's Junction Pub, 130 Merchant Row, Milton. With special guest, Congressman Mark Pocan. Rep. Jorgensen needs your support to run a strong campaign this fall and to continue to serve as our voice in our State Assembly. If you can, consider championing this event with a gift of $500 or sponsoring the party with a donation of $100. Please email andyjorgensen43@gmail.com if you can help out in this special way, so we can recognize your gift at the party. You can give securely online, in advance of the event, at https://>secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/160066 or checks made payable to "Friends of Andy Jorgensen" can be sent to 10 Division Street, Milton WI 53563. The suggested donation is $47 per family, but please know that a gift of any size will be most gratefully accepted. Hope to see you Tuesday, September 23rd at Jake's Junction Pub at 5:30 p.m.! Come and enjoy chicken wings, birthday cake, music, cash bar, special guests, and fun for the whole family! 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Dick Cates for Assembly
L'Etoile Restaurant, 1 S. Pinckney St. #107, Madison. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Tyler August
Celebration on Wells, 422 S. Wells St., Lake Geneva. Luncheon with Congressman Paul Ryan Honoring Representative Tyler August Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Gavel Club $500 Host Level $250 Attendee $100 per person, $150 per couple. For more info or to rsvp contact Citizens for August PO Box 572 Delavan, WI 53115 Rep.august@gmail.com 262-729-9881 11:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Jerry Petrowski
Wausau Elks Club & Lodge, 414 Scott St., Wausau. You are cordially invited to a reception for State Senator Jerry Petrowski Special guest speaker Co-Chair of Joint Finance Senator Alberta Darling Along with Senator Robert Cowles, Senator Paul Farrow and other special guests Complimentary hors d’oeuvres Cash bar Platinum host: $1,000 Gold host: $500 Silver host: $250 Suggested contribution: $50 All Contributions Are Greatly Appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Friends of Jerry Petrowski 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Ron Kind The Hamilton, 823 E. Hamilton St., Milwaukee.
· Lunch reception honoring U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy
Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. With Special Guest Congressman Trey Gowdy 11:00 a.m. host reception & photo opportunity 12:00 noon luncheon Levels of support: Platinum $2600 | Gold $1000 | Silver $500 Suggested attendee: $250 Please make checks payable to: Duffy for Congress For questions or to RSVP, contact Maggie Mulvaney at Maggie@duffyforcongress.com or 651.233.7862 11 a.m.
· Reception in support of U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble
Capital Grille, 310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Levels of Support Gold Sponsor: $5,000 PAC or $2,600 Personal Silver Sponsor $2,500 PAC or $1,000 Personal Bronze Sponsor: $1,000 PAC or $500 Personal Attendees: $250 Please make checks payable to Ribble for Congress RSVP: Mary Mai at 202-549-1374 or marym@ribbleforcongress.com 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on Adoption Disruption and Dissolution
1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: STRATTEC President & CEO Frank Krejci
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. STRATTEC was formed 20 years ago as an independent public company by being spun off of Briggs & Stratton. Its 3200 employees just completed a record year of sales and profit sharing, now just a few years after its automotive customers were in bankruptcy. President and CEO Frank Krejci will describe efforts to expand its products and global presence through a unique partnership called VAST. In addition, STRATTEC is redefining its business for growth and diversification through initiatives like biometric security products and contract manufacturing of zinc die casting from its Milwaukee facility. 12 p.m.
· Premier Cooperative tour Premier Cooperative, 3000 Business Park Road, Mineral Point.
· WIN Madison
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce anniversary celebration
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE -- The award-winning Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Two Year Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, September 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. At 6:00 p.m., there will be short remarks from Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and Sam McClure, Vice President for External Affairs and Affiliate Relations at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. During the first two years since the founding of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce, the group has grown to have nearly 200 current and active business and organizations as members, held more than 50 events all around the state, attended three White House briefings, and received two national awards from the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. More than 100 LGBT owned or allied business professionals have already registered to attend the event. The anniversary celebration is being sponsored by Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. 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. More information can be found online at: www.wislgbtchamber.com/anniversary Contact: Jason Rae, (715) 790-4334 jason@wislgbtchamber.com 5 p.m.
   Other
· AFL-CIO 28th Biennial Convention with U.S. Sen. Baldwin
La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse. 3:30-3:55pm Media availability in North Meeting Room D 4:00-4:15pm Baldwin’s remarks Note: Media interested in attending the visit should e-mail press@baldwin.senate.gov 3:30 p.m.
· Burke Campaign event at La Crosse Fire Station 1
726 5th Ave. S., La Crosse. LA CROSSE – TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 23, Mary Burke, former Trek Bicycle Executive and gubernatorial candidate, will be visiting La Crosse Fire Station 1. Burke is proud to have received the endorsement of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin. Under Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin has fallen to dead last in the Midwest -- 10th out of 10 Midwestern states -- in terms of private sector job creation. In the most recent poll from Marquette Law School, Burke and Walker are in a dead heat in the final weeks of the campaign. CONTACT: Stephanie Wilson, Press Secretary 608-622-7698; press@burkeforwisconsin.com 10:15 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Multi Products Company Inc.
5301 21st St., Racine. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Multi Products Company, Inc. in Racine tomorrow to tour its facility. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 3 p.m.
· Madison VA Hospital town hall
2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison. MADISON, Wis. — William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison will host a Town Hall meeting for veterans Tuesday, Sept. 23. The meeting will provide an opportunity for veterans, their families and others with a stake in veterans’ health care to make comments and have their questions answered by hospital executives and staff. The Town Hall meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the hospital auditorium and is expected to last about 90 minutes. The hospital director will also provide a brief update on what the Madison VA Hospital has done to reduce wait times for new patient primary care appointments over the past several months, and also to discuss other improvements to patient care. The Town Hall meeting is also open to the press and public, so veterans with issues they wish to remain confidential may submit written questions anonymously or talk to VA staff members outside the public event. In addition to hospital executives and other key clinical and administrative staff, the hospital’s patient advocate team will be there to work one-on-one with any veterans with issues they wish to have addressed on the spot. Similar town hall meetings are being held at VA facilities across the country this month at the direction of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is a Madison-based 129-bed facility that provides health care for about 40,000 veterans who live in a 13,600 square mile primary service area comprising 15 counties in south central Wisconsin and five in northwestern Illinois. The hospital also operates an annex primary care clinic in Madison and community-based outpatient clinics in Baraboo, Beaver Dam and Janesville, Wis., and in Rockford and Freeport, Ill. The main hospital includes 85 acute care beds, 18 beds in the hospital’s residential rehabilitation treatment program, and a community living center provides an additional 26 beds for sub-acute transitional care, rehabilitation, and hospice care. The total veteran population in the Madison VA Hospital’s primary service area is more than 120,000. For more information about the Madison VA Hospital, visit www.madison.va.gov or www.facebook.com/MadisonVAHospital. Contact: Tim Donovan 608-280-7030 or 608-256-1901 ext. 11011 6 p.m.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Milwaukee College Prep CEO Robb Rauh
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee Co. Exec. Abele highlights 2015 budget proposal
La Fuente Restaurant, 9155 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee. Increased Public Safety, Expanded Mental Health Care Services and Tax Freeze Top Abele’s 2015 Budget Proposal MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will highlight his 2015 Budget Proposal at the North Shore Rotary Monday afternoon and the Rotary Amigos Tuesday evening. County Executive Abele is proposing a $1.3 billion dollar budget that improves services across the County without raising taxes. This is the fourth year in a row County Executive Abele has presented a budget that does not raise taxes or bus fares, while also improving services, roads and parks. County Executive Abele is once again increasing public safety, including the creation of a new “Violent Crime Task Force” in the District Attorney’s Office. The unit will expand investigations into violent crimes that are referred to the DA’s office. Other highlights of County Executive Abele’s public safety efforts include: - Nearly $4 million increase in tax levy for the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, one of the largest tax dollar increases for any office. - The addition of two new investigators to the District Attorney’s “Witness Protection Unit.” Enhanced and expanded programming at the House of Correction, along with the addition of dozens of new Correctional Officers. - The proposed budget from County Executive Abele fills in a projected $32 million deficit in 2015 without any furlough days, cuts to service or significant fee increases. “While we have improved the fiscal health of Milwaukee County each of the past three years, we still have a long way to go to get to the sustainable place we need to be. This budget requires difficult choices and I remain resolved to make them. The good news is that we were able to put together a budget that invests in mental health care, doesn’t raise taxes, tackles poverty, keeps bus fares flat, improves county roads and bridges, increases services to veterans and greatly increases funding for public safety, including the Sheriff’s Office,” County Executive Abele said. County Executive Abele’s full 2015 Recommended Budget will be sent to the County Board and put online October 1st. Contact: Brendan Conway, Communications Director 414.278.5281 Office Brendan.Conway@MilwaukeeCountyWI.gov 5:30 p.m.
· Milwaukee Press Club annual meeting
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· PSC public hearing
· WAVE press conference Eau Claire County Courthouse, 721 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire.
· WAVE press conference 400 Block Stage Area, 401 Third St., Wausau.

September 24
   Fundraisers
· Business leaders breakfast honoring Gov. Scott Walker
The Club at Strawberry Creek, 14810 72nd St., Kenosha. Hosts: $5000/$2500/$1000/$500 Attendees: $250 per couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 7:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Devin LeMahieu for Senate
Home of Mike Check, 9140 Hilltop Road, Cato. Hosted by Mike Check and Mike Howe Host Level: $1,000 - Gold | $500 - Silver | $250 – Bronze $100/person to attend RSVP to mcramer@wisgop.org or 608-257-8035 PAC no longer accepted Please make checks payable to: Friends of Devin LeMahieu PO Box 700200 Oostburg, WI 53070 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraising reception for Sen. Paul Farrow
Golden Mast, W349N5293 Lacys Lane, Okauchee Lake. 5:30-7:30 PM RSVP to senate@wisgop.org or 608-257-8035 Please make checks payable to: Friends of Paul Farrow PO Box 467 Pewaukee, WI 53072 5:30 p.m.
· Reception in support of U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Levels of Support Gold Sponsor: $5,000 PAC or $2,600 Personal Silver Sponsor $2,500 PAC or $1,000 Personal Bronze Sponsor: $1,000 PAC or $500 Personal Attendees: $250 Please make checks payable to Ribble for Congress RSVP: Mary Mai at 202-549-1374 or marym@ribbleforcongress.com 5 p.m.
· U.S. Rep. Ron Kind annual corn roast
La Crosse County Fairgrounds, W4985 County Highway M, West Salem. Please join me and a slate of distinguished invitees including candidates and legislators from all over western and central Wisconsin for the 13th Annual Old Fashioned Wisconsin Corn Roast on Wednesday, September 24th from 6-9pm at the La Crosse County Fairgrounds. A traditional Polka Band, games for the kids, great food and colds drinks will be provided. While entrance is free as always, we are partnering with the La Crosse Hunger Task Force to collect non-perishable goods to help combat hunger in the area. If you can, bring two or three items you may have lining your cupboard to help a great cause! 6 p.m.
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
   Business Events
· MadREP: Expanding Exports to Europe
615 E. Washington Ave., Madison. Expanding Exports to Europe: A Visit from WEDC's Trade Rep for Germany and the Benelux Countries Do you want to start exporting to Western Europe or expand sales in this market, but have difficulty in reaching the next level? Psps consultants, WEDC's Trade Representative for Germany and the Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxemburg), can help identify market opportunities and provide support in finding a suitable distribution partner in these countries. With its geographic location, the Netherlands is the ideal point of entry, with excellent hinterland connections, whereas Germany is booming economically and an engine of EU's economy today. The region makes a perfect combination to boost your international sales. Peter E. Sanders, managing partner of psps consultants, will be in Madison to discuss market opportunities and plan strategies for successful sales. In addition to group presentations, he will be available for no-charge one-on-one business consultations. To schedule a meeting with Mr. Sanders, please contact Stanley Pfrang, Market Development Director for Europe, India, the Middle East and Africa, by email or phone 608.210.6777. RSVP by September 22. Please RSVP by email to Anne Wilder by September 22 with your name, title, company, and phone. 8 a.m.
· Mequon Workforce Development Center: Informational session on background checks
Milwaukee Area Technical College Mequon Campus, 5555 W. Highland Blvd., Mequon. The Mequon Workforce Development Center will hold an Employer Open House event on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. to provide information on Background Checks. You and/or a representative from your organization are welcome to attend this FREE event. Please register by Friday, September 19. Breakfast treats will be served. Most of us are familiar with the rules regarding arrest and conviction record discrimination – but what does this mean with respect to background checks and what we learn from them? What if those background checks are performed by third parties (as opposed to ourselves)? How does CCAP and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act come into play? Join us for this timely and informational seminar. The Workforce Development Center is located at the Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Mequon Campus, 5555 West Highland Boulevard. For more information about Employer Open House events or to register to attend the September 24th session, please email Lisa at Lroohr@wctc.edu or call 262-695-7894. 8:30 a.m.
   Other
· Opportunities and challenges in graduate research and education
1000 Bascom Mall, Madison.
· PSC public hearing
· U.S. DOT Secretary Foxx, DOT Secretary Gottlieb, U.S. Rep. Pocan press conference
Rest area near I-39/90 Exit 168, Milton. TOMORROW, Wednesday, September 24, at 10:00 a.m., U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will visit with Rep. Mark Pocan, as well as other state and local leaders regarding the I-39/90 Expansion project, and to call for greater investment in transportation infrastructure nationwide. When project construction starts next year, it will be one of the largest highway projects ever in south-central Wisconsin. Workers will reconstruct and expand nearly 45 miles of I-39/90 from the Illinois state line to the U.S. 12/18 interchange near Madison. When completed in 2021, the new route – which currently has above-average crash rates – will offer drivers 50 percent more lanes and 11 reconfigured interchanges. FHWA Press Office 202-366-0660 10 a.m.
· U.S. Rep. Kind, U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx infrastructure forum
La Crosse County Highway Department, 301 Carlson Road, West Salem. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Rep. Ron Kind to Discuss Infrastructure Investments and Job Creation WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) will be in West Salem on Wednesday, September 24th to hold a forum on the need to invest in infrastructure. They will meet with local workers, road builders, and local leaders to discuss the importance of federal investments in roads and bridges to improve public safety and create jobs. Secretary Foxx and Congressman Kind will provide updates and information on their work at the federal level, and engage in a discussion with attendees about local and national transportation issues. A former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, Secretary Foxx leads 55,000 employees and manages a $70 billion budget that oversees air, maritime, and surface transportation. He has been a strong advocate for the kind of large-scale job creation and transportation investments that could be made possible through Congressional reauthorization of a long-term transportation plan. In Congress, Rep. Kind has fought for a comprehensive, six-year transportation bill. Contact: Peter Knudsen Phone: 202-225-5506 Peter.knudsen@mail.house.gov 4 p.m.
· WAVE press conference Houdini Plaza, 100 W. Lawrence St., Appleton.
· Wisconsin Education Fair
Schuldes Sports Center, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St., De Pere. Over 100 colleges, universities, technical schools and military groups will be on hand to meet and recruit prospective students and answer questions about their post-secondary institution. This event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about post-secondary options. For more information on the event, visit the WEF website at http://wefs.org/ or contact Eric Wagner at 920-403-3005 or eric.wagner@snc.edu. 6:30 p.m.
· WisPolitics.com luncheon: Fall election outlook with Charles Franklin and Mike Gousha of Marquette University Law School
The Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. **Wednesday, Sept. 24, WisPolitics.com luncheon at the Madison Club: Fall election outlook with Charles Franklin and Mike Gousha of Marquette University Law School** Marquette Law School's Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, and Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy and host of television's "UpFront with Mike Gousha'' and numerous Law School forums, discuss the fall elections and the school's study of political polarization. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Event ends at 1 p.m. $19 for program and buffet luncheon. Pre-registration required. Contact the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or by email:reception@madisonclub.org Sponsored by: Marquette University. 11:30 a.m.

September 25
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Ashton Kirsch for Assembly Home of W.R. Sauey, S3747 County Highway T, Baraboo.
· Fundraiser for Dave Heaton for Assembly
Home of Dr. David and Lorri Wanserski, 2225 Hawthorne Lane, Wausau. Special guests Joint Finance Co-Chair John Nygren & Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Suggested Contribution $50 per person/$100 per couple HOST LEVELS $500 Platinum $350 Gold $250 Silver RSVP: Patricia Rondeau, (715) 359-5480 or email patrondeau@charter.net 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Devin LeMahieu for Senate
Memorial Park, 100 Van Altenna St., Cedar Grove. Special guest Congressional Candidate Glenn Grothman All contributions gratefully accepted RSVP to Megan at 608-257-8035 or mcramer@wisgop.org Please make checks payable to: Friends of Devin LeMahieu PO Box 700200 Oostburg, WI 53070 5:30 p.m.
· LWV of Winnebago County Soap Box Series fundraiser
Oshkosh Country Club, 11 W. Ripple Ave., Oshkosh.
· Reception for Brad Schimel for AG
Hastings Air Energy Control, 5555 S. Westridge Drive, New Berlin. $1,000 – Platinum Host , $500 – Gold Host, or $250 – Silver Host Attendees: $100 per person PAC contributions are welcome Please make checks payable to: Schimel for Attorney General, P.O. Box 2287, Waukesha, WI 53187 Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· WEDC Board of Directors Madison College, 1701 Wright St., Madison.
· WEDC Boardroom Briefing
MMAC, 756 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee.
· WEDC: Expanding Exports to Europe
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, 756 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee.
· WPI: Creating, Developing and Growing New Business Opportunities
Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel, 618 State Hwy 32, Wabeno.
   Other
· Burke Campaign tours Brown County Research and Business Park
3030 Curry Lane, Green Bay. GREEN BAY – TOMORROW, Thursday, September 25, Mary Burke, former Trek Bicycle Executive and gubernatorial candidate, will be touring the future home of the Brown County Research and Business Park in Green Bay. Under Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin has fallen to dead last in the Midwest -- 10th out of 10 Midwestern states -- in terms of private sector job creation. Burke knows that innovative entrepreneurship is the biggest driver of job growth across the board. Making Wisconsin more entrepreneur-friendly means making sure our state stands at the cutting-edge of scientific research and development. That's why in her jobs plan, "Invest for Success," Burke underscores the need to translate research and development into start-up businesses. In the most recent poll from Marquette Law School, Burke and Walker are in a dead heat in the final weeks of the campaign. CONTACT: Hilary Cronon, Deputy Press Secretary 608-213-4235; hilary@burkeforwisconsin.com 1:15 p.m.
· DPI Superintendent Evers delivers State of Education Address
Rotunda, State Capitol.
· MPC Behind the Headlines: Selling Milwaukee as a brand
Foley and Lardner LLP, 40th Floor, US Bank Building, 777 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee.
· PSC public hearing
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· RePower Madison rally
451 E. Wilson St., Madison. Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) ratepayers opposed to MGE’s proposed billing scheme will demonstrate at 12:00 PM (noon) on Thursday, September 25th at MGE. The rally will begin at 451 E Wilson (across from Cardinal Bar) and will march to Blair Street, in front of MGE headquarters. The Public Rally is being organized by RePower Madison to call on MGE to withdraw their misguided billing scheme. 12 p.m.
· Tomah VA town hall
500 E. Veterans St., Tomah. TOMAH, Wis. – The Tomah VA Medical Center will host a town hall meeting for veterans on Thursday, Sept. 25. The town hall meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the hospital chapel and is expected to last about 90 minutes. The meeting will provide an opportunity for veterans, their families and others with a stake in veterans’ health care to make comments and have their questions answered by hospital executives and staff. The medical center director will also provide a brief update on what the Tomah VA Medical Center has done to reduce wait times for new patient primary care appointments over the past several months, and also to discuss other improvements to patient care. The town hall meeting is also open to the press and public, so veterans with issues they wish to remain confidential may submit written questions anonymously on provided cards or talk to VA staff members outside the public event. Medical center leadership and other key clinical and administrative staff will be there to work one-on-one with any veterans with issues they wish to have addressed on the spot. Similar town hall meetings are being held at VA facilities across the country this month at the direction of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The Tomah VA Medical Center is a Tomah-based 266-bed facility that provides health care for about 25,000 veterans who live in central Wisconsin and southwest Minnesota. The hospital also operates outpatient clinics in La Crosse, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids, and Owen, Wis. For more information about the Tomah VA Medical Center, visit www.tomah.va.gov or www.facebook.com/TomahVAMC2. For more information, please contact the Tomah VA Public Affairs Office at (608) 372-7759 or by e-mail scott.farley@va.gov. 5 p.m.
· WIPPS lecture
UW Center for Civic Engagement, Wausau. Veninga Lecture: The Five "Media Pillars" of Islam How Islam is portrayed in Western media, and how that shapes the public's view, will be the focus of the James F. Veninga Lecture on Religion and Politics at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 25, at the UW Center for Civic Engagement, Wausau. Munir Jiwa, a leading religious scholar and researcher, will discuss how Islam is portrayed in the media and how that shapes the public's view. His lecture, Framing/Reframing: The Five "Media Pillars" of Islam, will help present a more realistic understanding of Islam and the Muslim world. Jiwa is the Founding Director of the Center for Islamic Studies and Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, and a visiting scholar at the Institutions and Governance Program at the University of California-Berkeley. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University and a Masters in World Religions from Harvard Divinity School. Since 1995 he has worked with Religions for Peace on interreligious youth programs around the world. He currently serves as adviser to a number of groups dealing with religious issues, including the Islamophobia Documentation and Research Project at the Center for Race and Gender at UC-Berkeley. This lecture series on religion and politics is named after James F. Veninga, former dean at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County. Veninga helped establish the UW Center for Civic Engagement, Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) and the UW Colleges Religious Studies Program. Its intent is to honor Veninga's work in finding innovative ways of connecting university resources to meet community needs, interests and issues. WIPPS is an institute of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension. For more information on the lecture, contact John Viste, WIPPS program manager at john.viste@uwc.edu or 715-261-6105. 7 p.m.
· Wisconsin Education Fair
Schuldes Sports Center, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St., De Pere. Over 100 colleges, universities, technical schools and military groups will be on hand to meet and recruit prospective students and answer questions about their post-secondary institution. This event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about post-secondary options. For more information on the event, visit the WEF website at http://wefs.org/ or contact Eric Wagner at 920-403-3005 or eric.wagner@snc.edu. 9 a.m.
· Wisconsin Public Radio celebration
Elm Grove Woman's Club, 13885 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove.

September 26
   Fundraisers
· Friday night fish fry with Gov. Scott Walker
Spancrete Corporate Headquarters, N16 W23415 Stone Ridge Drive, Waukesha. Hosts: $5000/$2500/$1000/$500 Attendees: $250 per couple Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· MMAC World Trade Association Compliance Roundtable Series
Rite-Hite Company LLC, 8900 N. Arbon Drive, Milwaukee.
· WEDC: Expanding Exports to Europe
D.J. Bordini Center, Room BC174, Fox Valley Technical College, 5 Systems Drive, Appleton.
   Other
· Gov. Walker cranberry marsh tour
Russell Rezin & Son, Inc.. 27685 County Highway EW, Warrens. Governor Scott Walker will tour the Russell Rezin & Son Cranberry Bog tomorrow in Warrens, in celebration of the Warrens Cranberry Festival. redentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media at the end of the visit, if time allows. 8:15 a.m.
· I Make America Harley Tour CASE Construction Equipment, 621 State St., Racine.
· Superintendents’ Conference
Madison Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison. Gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke will speak Friday at the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators’ (WASDA) annual Fall Superintendents’ Conference underway in Madison. Burke will speak at 9:45 a.m. WASDA’s fall conference, which brings together superintendents from across the state, kicked off on Wednesday at the Madison Concourse Hotel. Burke and Governor Scott Walker were invited to speak at the event about Wisconsin public schools and educational policy. Governor Walker declined the invitation. 9:45 a.m.
· Wisconsin Veterans Museum "Eagles on the Square"
30 W. Mifflin St., Madison. Live bald eagle will visit State Street courtyard to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Old Abe’s return to Wisconsin during the Civil War On Sept. 26, 1864 “Old Abe,” the bald eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin, returned home after serving at the front for three years during the Civil War. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of this important event, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum welcomes a live bald eagle to the State Street courtyard. The media and the public are invited to: Enjoy a rare opportunity to get up close to our national emblem and learn more about bald eagle care during an educational presentation. Take photos with the majestic bald eagle and celebrate the 150th anniversary of Old Abe’s return to Wisconsin. Speak with representatives and an eagle handler from the National Eagle Center about bald eagle habitat and care. Speak with representatives from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum to learn more about Old Abe’s story and what the bald eagle means to our country and our veterans. CONTACT: Jennifer Carlson, 608-264-6086; jennifer.carlson@dva.wisconsin.gov 11:30 a.m.

September 27
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference
· Marinette Co. GOP headquarters grand opening Milwaukee Road Depot, 650 Hattie St., Marinette.
· Sierra Club Lake Superior boat tour
Island Princess, City Dock, 20 Rittenhouse Ave., Bayfield.
· Strategic planning roundtable with U.S. Sen. Johnson
Chippewa Valley Technical College, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire.
· WAVE press conference Alice’s Garden, 2136 N. 21st St., Milwaukee.

September 29
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Todd Novak for Assembly
The Dodger Bowl, 318 King St., Dodgeville. With special guest Tommy Thompson. $50 per person/$100 per couple RSVP with Alicia at novak4assembly@gmail.com or call (608) 572-6789 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraising reception for U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore
Acqua Al 2, 212 7th St. SE, Washington, D.C. Suggested Levels of Support: $2,500 PAC Host • $1,000 PAC Guest / Individual Host $250 Individual Guest Checks payable to: Gwen Moore for Congress For more information or to RSVP, please contact Chris Trull at 202-741-7213 / 337-377-5857 or chris@christrullfundraising.com 6 p.m.
   State Government
· Supreme Court open rules petition conference Supreme Court Hearing Room, State Capitol.
· UW Board of Regents
Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Other
· Burke Campaign event with First Lady Michelle Obama
Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· Govs. Walker, Christie visit Empire Bucket
1360 Livingstone Road, Hudson. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to Join Governor Scott Walker in Hudson on Monday Madison -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will join Governor Scott Walker on the campaign trail in Hudson on Monday, September 29, 2014. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 11:05 a.m.
· Govs. Walker, Christie visit GOP field office
213 S. 2nd St., Hudson. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to Join Governor Scott Walker in Hudson on Monday Madison -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will join Governor Scott Walker on the campaign trail in Hudson on Monday, September 29, 2014. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 12:20 p.m.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Media, freedom of information, and the public’s right to know
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.

September 30
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for 2nd CD candidate Peter Theron
Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club, 1025 N. Sherman Ave., Madison. Special Guest Ron Johnson Please direct any questions and RSVP to Mike Herl at mike.herl@colliers.com. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Dean DeBroux for Senate
Echo Tap, 554 W. Main St., Madison. Contributions can be sent to: DeBroux for Senate 1916 Creamery Rd. De Pere, WI PAC and Conduit Accepted 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Joe Sanfelippo
Brocach’s Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. With Special Guest: Joint Finance Co-Chair State Rep. John Nygren Co-Host Opportunities: Gold - $500 Silver - $250 Bronze - $100 Suggested at door contribution $50 per person All donations graciously accepted RSVP by 9/27/14 to Vicky at (262) 439-9223 or or by emailing victory@victoryservices.biz Checks should be made payable to “Sanfelippo for Assembly” And mailed to 20770 W Coffee Rd., New Berlin, WI 53146 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Lee Nerison, 70th AD candidate Nancy VanderMeer & 3rd CD candidate Tony Kurtz
Joe & Alice Schaitel’s Farm, 7793 County Highway J, Leon. Special guest Governor Tommy Thompson Suggested contribution of $25 per person, per candidate Please make separate checks to: Kurtz for Congress Nancy 4 Wisconsin Friends of Lee Nerison 6 p.m.
   Business Events
· MMAC leadership luncheon
Surg On Water, 102 N. Water St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· ArtPlace America Grants workshop Brehm Conference Room, Centralia Center, 220 3rd Ave. S., Wisconsin Rapids.
· La Follette School of Public Affairs Paul Offner Lecture: Tommy Thompson
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: Milwaukee Co. Exec. Chris Abele
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. County Executive Chris Abele will speak to Rotary about his vision and upcoming budget for Milwaukee County. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· One Wisconsin Now press conference
Assembly Parlor, State Capitol. State Big Business Lobby Tells Wisconsin Women Asking for Equal Pay Makes Them Radical and Anti-Business Elected Officials and Community Leaders to Discuss WMC Fundraising Plea From Bygone Era MADISON, WI — Is paying men and women equally for doing the same job radical and anti-business? It apparently is, in the mind of the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, according to a recent solicitation seeking contributions to their so-called issue advocacy media campaign this fall. State legislators, community leaders and other elected officials will discuss pay equity in Wisconsin and the throwback to an earlier era WMC fundraising solicitation at a press conference on Tuesday, September 30 at 10am at the State Capitol Assembly Parlor. The Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce has spent heavily on television and radio advertising to advocate regressive social and fiscal policies. In their fundraising solicitation they brag of spending over $22 million on propaganda and in support of politicians like Gov. Walker, state legislators and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices who help advance their agenda. WHO: State Representative Chris Taylor; State Representative Christine Sinicki; Peg Lautenschlager, former Attorney General, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, State Representative and District Attorney; Lori Compas, Executive Director Wisconsin Business Alliance; Martha De La Rosa, Executive Director, 9to5 Wisconsin; Jenni Dye, Dane County Supervisor CONTACT: Mike Browne CELL: (608) 444-3483 10 a.m.
· PSC public hearing
· U.S. Sen. Johnson Wisconsin Manufacturing Month event
GE Healthcare, 3030 Ohmeda Drive, Madison.
· WPRI press conference
Senate Parlor, State Capitol. Media briefing on a new Wisconsin Policy Research Institute report, “Can the State of Wisconsin Pull its Punches? New Tax Policy Needed to Help State Prosper.” Wisconsin needs to step back and consider some fundamental and crucial questions: What is the best tax structure for long-term prosperity? Do we have the right mix of property, income and sales taxes in this state? Does it still make sense to cut taxes in some areas? What would the specific long-term impacts be on jobs, income, government revenues and investment? 9 a.m.

October 1
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Mary Burke
Home of Peggy Hedberg, 69 Cambridge Road, Madison. Special Guest: Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund Contributions will be gratefully accepted at the door. Or checks payable to Burke for Wisconsin Mail to: P.O. Box 2479, Madison, WI 53701 ATTN: Alex Kreger, 7/02 Contributions are limited to $10,000 per individual per election cycle Contributions will be gratefully accepted online http://action.burkeforwisconsin.com/page/m/-77fa7338/53179e6b/-630be1f0/3fa019fc/793787327/VEsE/ or at the door To RSVP, click herehttp://action.burkeforwisconsin.com/page/m/-77fa7338/53179e6b/-630be1f0/3fa019fd/793787327/VEsF/ Please contact Alex at Alex@BurkeForWisconsin.com with any questions 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Scott Espeseth for Assembly
Great Lakes Distillery, 616 W. Virginia Ave., Milwaukee. Special Guest: Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Mater of Ceremonies: Vicki McKenna Special Invited Guest Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner Host Levels: $500 - Platinum $250 - Gold $100 - Silver $30 per person before event $50 per person at the door All contributions gratefully accepted RSVP to Scott at 414-881-9346 or scott@espesethforassembly.com Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Espiseth PO Box 44075 Milwaukee, WI 53214 6 p.m.
· Reception for Brad Schimel for AG
Green Bay Distillery, 835 Potts Ave., Ashwaubenon. With special guest U.S. Senator Ron Johnson 5:30PM – Host Reception/Photo Opportunity 6:00PM – Main Reception $1,000 – Platinum Host , $500 – Gold Host, or $250 – Silver Host Attendees: $100 per person PAC contributions are welcome Please make checks payable to: Schimel for Attorney General, P.O. Box 2287, Waukesha, WI 53187 Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Madison Rotary Club
Inn on the Park, Madison. Dr. Gail C. Christopher, vice president for programs at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will present “American Healing: An Imperative For Our Children and Our Nation’s Future.” Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
   Other
· Cecile Richards campaigns for Mary Burke
UW-Milwaukee Student Union, Room 345 B and C, 2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee. Wednesday, October 1, Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will campaign in Milwaukee for Mary Burke, former Trek Bicycle Executive and gubernatorial candidate. Cecile will attend a student leader roundtable at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Governor Walker has cut funding for Planned Parenthood, closing 5 rural family planning health centers, repealed pay equity protections for women and also tried to restrict women’s access to birth control. Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend the event. Burke will take questions from the media. Please RSVP to Hilary Cronon (hilary@burkeforwisconsin.com) 11:15 a.m.
· Concord Coalition Economic Summit 2014
Waukesha County Technical College, Richard T. Anderson Education Center, 800 Main St., Pewaukee. National Debt: The Impact, Forecast and Future Wednesday, October 1, in Pewaukee Please join The Concord Coalition, and several other organizations dedicated to fiscal responsibility, for a presentation and discussion of the U.S. debt crisis featuring Paul Stebbins. Stebbins is the Chairman Emeritus of World Fuel Services Corporation, a $40 billion company, and a business leader of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. Learn how this national bipartisan initiative is working at the grassroots level to address the most serious economic and national security threat facing our country. The event will be hosted by Waukesha Technical County College, Global View Management Capital, Fix The Debt and The Concord Coalition. Please make sure to register for the event by noon on September 29th. The Program Will Be Held Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:00-6:30 pm Check-in & Networking 6:30-7:30 pm Keynote: Our Debt Problems are Still Far From Solved 7:30-8:00 pm Discussion and Q&A, moderated by Kurt Bauer and Dina Fliss: What Now? Actions Steps to Improve our Fiscal Future About Our Speaker: Paul H. Stebbins Mr. Stebbins served as Chairman and CEO of World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT) from 2002 to 2012 and became Executive Chairman in January of 2012. In 2014, he retired as Chairman Emeritus and serves as a member of the board of directors. He co-founded Trans-Tec Services and sold the company to World Fuel in 1995. Today World Fuel has 107 offices in 36 countries and was ranked 74 on the 2013 Fortune 500. Mr. Stebbins currently serves as a member of the CEO Fiscal Leadership Council of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, which is a project of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the Energy Security Leadership Council of S.A.F.E. (Securing America’s Future Energy). He has authored numerous industry articles and lectured frequently around the world on fuel procurement strategy, derivatives, fuel quality, entrepreneurship and general business. Our Moderators: Kurt Bauer is President/CEO of the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), the state’s chamber of commerce and largest business trade association representing more than 3,500 employers of every size and from every sector of the economy. Dina Fliss is President and Chief Investment Strategist of Global View Capital Management, Ltd., an SEC Registered Investment Advisory firm offering tactical asset allocation solutions that seek to protect investors from severe losses in a down market. 6 p.m.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Search and Screen Committee
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison.
· UWM Institute of World Affairs hosts Bhuwan Ribhu
Skylight Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – The Institute of World Affairs (IWA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) will host two events featuring human rights lawyer Bhuwan Ribhu on October 1 and 2. Wednesday, October 1 at 5:30 p.m. Ribhu will speak at the Skylight Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, before the company’s production of Cinderella. He will be joined by Veronica Lundback, UWM senior lecturer of Scandinavian Studies and German, and Skylight Artistic Director Viswa Subbaraman for a discussion of child labor and trafficking, which was the basis for Cinderella’s story. For more information visit http://www.skylightmusictheatre.org/shows-events/events/discussion-series. Thursday, October 2 at 5:30 p.m. IWA will host a lecture, “Saving Childhood: Combating Youth Trafficking and Exploitation,” in the Fireside Lounge in the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Ribhu will describe his work in rescue operations of more than 2,000 children in forced labor situations in India and the continued global fight against human trafficking and child labor. For more information, visit http://iwa.uwm.edu. Support for these programs is provided by the Carlson & the Carlson Family Foundation, the World Affairs Councils of America, the Skylight Theater, and the Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee, the UW-Madison Center for South Asia and UWM’s Center for International Education. CONTACT: Nicole Palasz, 414-229-3223, palasz@uwm.edu 5:30 p.m.
· WIPPS 85th, 86th Assembly District debates
Veninga Theatre, UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau. The election debate season kicks off October 1 when candidates for the 85th and 86th State Assembly Districts square off at 7 p.m. at the Veninga Theatre, UW Center for Civic Engagement in Wausau. Debate participants include 85th Assembly District incumbent Mandy Wright (D-Wausau) Wausau, and Republican challenger David Heaton, a Wausau businessman. In the 86th Assembly District, incumbent John Spiros, (R-Marshfield) faces Democrat Nancy Anne Stencil, a Wausau mental health worker. The debate will be moderated by Wisconsin Public Radio's Glen Moberg. Candidates will answer questions from a panel of editors and reporters from the Wausau Daily Herald, WAOW-TV 9 and WSAW-TV 7. The one-hour debate will be broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio and live streamed by WAOW-TV, WSAW-TV and the Wausau Daily Herald. The debates are a partnership of the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy & Service, Wisconsin Public Radio, Wausau Daily Herald, WSAW-TV 7 and WAOW-TV 9. "The primary goal is to give citizens an opportunity to engage in the political process," said Rick Reyer, WPR Central Regional manager. "We want to help inform the public about candidates' views on issues that affect our communities." More debates are slated for October. Watch WIPPS emails and the WIPPS website for updates. 7 p.m.
· WISDOM rally
State St. steps, State Capitol. More than 150 faith leaders from across Wisconsin are expected for a rally on the Capitol Steps (State Street side) to call for an end to the use of Solitary Confinement in Wisconsin prisons. The event will also feature a life-size replica of a solitary confinement cell. Participants will be able to see for themselves the size of the rooms some men and women are locked into alone, sometimes for years at a time. For more information, please contact David Liners at 414-736-2099, or at david.liners1@gmail.com. The October 1 event is part of the "11x15 Campaign for Safer, Healthier Communities," which is led by WISDOM, the statewide network of faith-based organizations. 12 p.m.

October 2
   Fundraisers
· Annual fall duck hunt with Gov. Scott Walker
W9489 Affeldt Road, New London. $1000 per person to hunt $250/$500 for just reception Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 12 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Glenn Grothman for Congress
The University Club. 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. 11:30am - Host Reception 12:00noon - Luncheon Host Levels: $2600/$1000/$500/$250 General Attendee: $50 per person Please make checks payable to: Grothman for Congress For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com 11:30 a.m.
· Reception for Brad Schimel for AG
Oconomowoc Lake Club, 4668 Lake Club Circle, Oconomowoc. With special guest Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch 5:30PM – Host Reception 6:00PM – Main Reception $1,000 – Platinum Host , $500 – Gold Host, or $250 – Silver Host Attendees: $100 per person PAC contributions are welcome Please make checks payable to: Schimel for Attorney General, P.O. Box 2287, Waukesha, WI 53187 Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Turnaround Management Association: Building an Effective Board of Directors
· Marquette Law School Boden Lecture: Contract law expert Robert E. Scott
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· WPUI: Neuroeconomics, behavioral nudges and environmental valuation
Tong Auditorium, Engineering Centers Building, 1550 Engineering Drive, Madison. An Opportunity Knocks WPUI Program Can studying the brain improve environmental messaging? Neuroeconomics, Behavioral Nudges, and Environmental Valuation Nik Sawe Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, Stanford University 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Refreshments at 6:30 pm The emerging field of neuroeconomics offers a method of evaluating the components of environmental decision-making and improving behavioral prediction over traditional survey methods. Several studies utilizing both functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI) and national surveys will be discussed to explore how people assign value to threatened natural resources and how they make consumer decisions on appliances with Energy Star-labeled options. These studies offer insight into the mechanisms through which individual differences (e.g., numeracy and pro-environmental attitudes) can influence environmental decision-making, and the implications for both energy efficiency policy and contingent valuation methods. Offered at no charge, but registration is requested. About our Speaker Nik Sawe is a PhD student at Stanford's Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources and part of Brian Knutson's Spanlab. He is investigating environmental risk perception and decision-making in the brain, using both behavioral methods and neuroimaging. Stanford's Spanlab investigates neural mechanisms that support emotion, and explores implications of these discoveries for decision making and mental health. Their goal is to: Characterize the neuroanatomical and chemical trajectory of affective circuits. Determine whether therapy can normalize deranged affective circuits. Understand how affective circuits influence (economic) decision-making. Innovate new methods for tracking affect dynamics. Program Contact: Cara Lee Mahany Braithwait, Director, Wisconsin Public Utility Institute, samb@wpui.org 7 p.m.
   Other
· AFT student debt forum with Mary Burke
MATC, Student Services Building, Room S120, 700 W. State St., Milwaukee. AFT President to Hold Forum on Student Debt with Special Guest Mary Burke Panelists include MATC Student and Professor Still Paying Off Student Debt WASHINGTON—The American Federation of Teachers and the AFT’s Milwaukee Technical College Federation Local 212 are sponsoring a forum Thursday to discuss the growing crisis of mounting student debt and skyrocketing tuition, featuring AFT President Randi Weingarten, a Milwaukee Area Technical College student and professor, and Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. Joining Weingarten and Burke will be MATC student Katrona Burks and MATC economics professor Luz Sosa, both of whom are still paying off student loans. Burks almost dropped out of MATC because her student loan debt was preventing her college-age daughter from securing a loan of her own. Nationally, student debt is a trillion-dollar problem, with about 40 million Americans saddled with debt. In Wisconsin, approximately 753,000 students still owe on their loans. The AFT represents tenure-track and nontenure-track faculty, graduate employees and professional staff at the University of Wisconsin system and some of the state’s two-year technical colleges, including Milwaukee Area Technical College and Madison Area Technical College. Contact: Janet Bass 202-879-4554 jbass@aft.org www.aft.org 1 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, DWD Secretary Newson host business summit
Veteran’s Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Lt. Governor Kleefisch, Secretary Newson to Recognize Businesses for Hiring People with Disabilities MADISON – Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will participate in a Business Summit where they will recognize local businesses that recruit and hire job seekers with disabilities. The summit will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Veteran’s Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Avenue, Burlington. Governor Walker proclaimed 2014 as the Year of A Better Bottom Line to highlight successful operations thanks in part to the contributions of people with disabilities, while urging other businesses to consider a skilled and capable workforce. He also proclaimed the month of October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Wisconsin. 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 9 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin visit to Global Water Center
Global Water Center, 247 W. Freshwater Way, Milwaukee. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will join Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy for a visit to the Global Water Center in Milwaukee on Thursday, October 2, 2014. On Tuesday, the Global Water Center was selected by the Small Business Administration as one of four new Regional Innovation Cluster awardees, focused on promoting the growth and development of small businesses operating in the water technology sector, initially in the Midwest and then expanding across the United States. **Parking is available in the gated parking lot. Note: Media interested in attending the visit should e-mail Leah_Hunter@baldwin.senate.gov 10:15 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson Wisconsin Manufacturing Month event
Silver Star Brands, 250 City Center, Oshkosh.
· UW Board of Regents Research, Economic Development and Innovation Committee
1820 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
· UWM Institute of World Affairs hosts Bhuwan Ribhu
UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE – The Institute of World Affairs (IWA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) will host two events featuring human rights lawyer Bhuwan Ribhu on October 1 and 2. Wednesday, October 1 at 5:30 p.m. Ribhu will speak at the Skylight Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, before the company’s production of Cinderella. He will be joined by Veronica Lundback, UWM senior lecturer of Scandinavian Studies and German, and Skylight Artistic Director Viswa Subbaraman for a discussion of child labor and trafficking, which was the basis for Cinderella’s story. For more information visit http://www.skylightmusictheatre.org/shows-events/events/discussion-series. Thursday, October 2 at 5:30 p.m. IWA will host a lecture, “Saving Childhood: Combating Youth Trafficking and Exploitation,” in the Fireside Lounge in the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Ribhu will describe his work in rescue operations of more than 2,000 children in forced labor situations in India and the continued global fight against human trafficking and child labor. For more information, visit http://iwa.uwm.edu. Support for these programs is provided by the Carlson & the Carlson Family Foundation, the World Affairs Councils of America, the Skylight Theater, and the Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee, the UW-Madison Center for South Asia and UWM’s Center for International Education. CONTACT: Nicole Palasz, 414-229-3223, palasz@uwm.edu 5:30 p.m.

October 3
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Brian Fitzgerald for Senate
10 S. High St., Janesville. Special guest Congressman Paul Ryan Lunch will be served Host Levels: Platinum - $1,000/couple | Gold - $500/couple Platinum host level includes a copy of Congressman Ryan’s book “The Way Forward” $100 per individual to attend RSVP to senate@wisgop.org or 608-257-8035 Please make checks payable to: Friends of Fitz PO Box 348 Janesville, WI 53547 11 a.m.
   Business Events
· Carbon 101: Why your business should care
CUNA Mutual Group, 5810 Mineral Point Road, Madison.
· GL Dairy Biogas Digester Project opening
GL Dairy Biogas Digester, 7167 Schneider Road, Middleton. Dane County and Gundersen Health System invite members of the media to attend an event celebrating the completion of the GL Dairy Biogas Digester Project in Middleton. The event will include comments from Dane County Executive Joe Parisi along with representatives from Gundersen Health System, area dairy farmers and other partners. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and receive a tour of the new Cow Power facility. 11 a.m.
· UW-Extension Innovation Cafe
Century City II, 4201 N. 27th St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Canvass kickoff with Bradley Whitford
UW Madison Campus, 333 East Campus Mall, Madison. Actor Bradley Whitford visits Wisconsin to kick-off canvass events across the state. Whitford will visit canvass events in Madison, Oshkosh, and Milwaukee to energize volunteers before they head out to knock doors for Mary Burke and Democratic candidates. Media is required to RSVP; Email brandonw@wisdems.org or call 608-807-0610 to RSVP. WHO: Bradley Whitford WHAT: Canvass Kickoff Event in Madison WHEN: Tomorrow. Friday, October 3, 11:00AM - 11:30AM WHERE: UW Madison Campus, 333 East Campus Mall, 4th FloorCaucus Room WHAT: Canvass Kickoff Event in Oshkosh WHEN: Tomorrow. Friday, October 3, 2:30PM - 3:00PM WHERE: UW-Oshkosh Campus, Reeve Union, 748 Algoma Blvd WHAT: Canvass Kickoff Event in Milwaukee WHEN: Tomorrow. Friday, October 3, 4:30PM - 5:30PM WHERE: Southside Milwaukee Field Office, 1200 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. 11 a.m.
· DWD Secretary Newson tours Badger Meter
8635 Washington Ave., Racine. Secretary Newson to Celebrate National Manufacturing Day, Join Middle School Students for Tour of Badger Meter in Racine MADISON –Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will join middle school students for a tour of Badger Meter in Racine to celebrate National Manufacturing Day. The press event will begin at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, October 3, at Badger Meter, 8635 Washington Avenue, Racine. Governor Walker proclaimed October as the Manufacturing Month to highlight the high-quality family-supporting jobs available in the manufacturing industry. 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 9 a.m.
· DWD Secretary Newson tours Weldall Mfg.
2001 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha. Secretary Newson to Celebrate National Manufacturing Day, Join Middle School Students in Tour of Weldall Mfg., in Waukesha MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will join middle school students for a tour of Weldall Mfg., Inc. in Waukesha to celebrate National Manufacturing Day. The press event will begin at 11:00 a.m., tomorrow, Friday, October 3, at Weldall, 2001 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha. Governor Walker proclaimed October as the Manufacturing Month to highlight the high-quality family-supporting jobs available in the manufacturing industry. 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 a.m.
· Gov. Walker attends Teen Challenge Banquet
Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker will attend the Teen Challenge Banquet in Milwaukee tomorrow evening.Contact: Laurel Patrick, (608) 267-7303 5 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch, DWD Secretary Newson visit Madison College
Truax Building, 1701 Wright St., Madison. Lt. Governor Kleefisch, Secretary Newson to Celebrate National Manufacturing Day at Madison College MADISON – In a visit to Madison College at 2 p.m., tomorrow, Friday, October 3, 2014, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will view the school's "Made in Wisconsin" Exhibit, and meet students learning welding skills, training made possible with a Wisconsin Fast Forward- Blueprint for Prosperity grant. During the Madison College event, Lt. Governor Kleefisch and Secretary Newson also will meet with high school students, who are visiting the school to explore training and career opportunities in manufacturing. The event will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Madison College Truax Building, Wing F, located at 1701 Wright Street in Madison. Governor Walker proclaimed October as the Manufacturing Month to highlight the high-quality, family-supporting jobs available in the manufacturing industry. With approximately 1,600 employees, DWD works with employers to fill jobs, provides training and employment services to workers, enforces workers’ rights, and administers Unemployment Insurance and Worker’s Compensation programs. CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722 2 p.m.
· National Manufacturing Day with DWD Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson
Exodus Machines, 155 Main St., Superior. Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson will celebrate National Manufacturing Day in Superior tomorrow, Friday, October 3, with a tour of Exodus Machines starting at 12:30 p.m. Governor Walker proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month to highlight the high-quality family-supporting jobs available in the manufacturing industry. 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. 12:30 p.m.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson Wisconsin Manufacturing Month event
UW-Extension Innovation Café, Century City II, 4201 N. 27th St., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson Wisconsin Manufacturing Month event
Super Steel, 7900 W. Tower Ave., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson Wisconsin Manufacturing Month event
Kondex Corporation, 1500 Technology Drive, Lomira.

October 4
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for George Ferriter for Assembly
Cambria Community Building, 702 Elizabeth St., Cambria. Special guest: Representative Melissa Sargent Refreshments will be served Suggested Contribution: $1 per Day for the last 30 Days of the Campaign: $30.00 RSVP to ferriter4wisconsin@gmail.com Please make checks payable to: Citizens for George Ferriter P.O. Box 50 Doylestown, WI 53928 2 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Glenn Grothman for Congress
Home of Ben Ganther, 6030 County Road A, Oshkosh. With Governor Scott Walker. 2:30pm - Host Reception 3:30pm - General Reception Host Levels: $2600/$1000/$500/$250 General Attendee: $50 per person Please make checks payable to: Grothman for Congress For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com 2:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Co-op Connection
100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Madison.
   Other
· 2014 State Issues Briefing
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4402 East Washington Avenue, Madison.

October 5
   Other
· Madison Marijuana Harvest Fest march and rally
· Protect Your Child’s Future rally Kennedy Middle School, W160 N11836 Crusader Court, Germantown.
· Westlund Campaign canvass kickoff
Democratic field office, 1901 River St., Rhinelander. With Kelly Westlund and Congressman Dave Obey. 12 p.m.
· Westlund Campaign coffee social
Ike's Cafe, 125 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tomahawk. With Kelly Westlund and Congressman Dave Obey. 1:30 p.m.
· Westlund Campaign Lincoln County chili supper
W6196 Joe Snow Road, Merrill. With Kelly Westlund and Congressman Dave Obey. 3 p.m.
· Westlund Campaign Souperama
The Loading Zone, 2704 E. Hamilton St., Wausau. With Kelly Westlund and Congressman Dave Obey. 5:40 p.m.

October 6
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Nancy VanderMeer for Assembly
Lippert residence, 8182 Apple Road, Pittsville. With special guest Governor Tommy Thompson. Suggested Contribution $100 Please RSVP to (715) 340-0503 5:30 p.m.
· Luncheon in support of Brad Schimel for AG
University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. With special guest Congressman Paul Ryan 11:30 a.m. - Host Roundtable (Platinum) 12:00 p.m. - Photo Opportunity (Platinum/Gold) 12:30 p.m. - Luncheon (Silver) $1,000 – Platinum Host , $500 – Gold Host, or $250 – Silver Host General Luncheon Attendees: $100 per person PAC contributions are welcome Please make checks payable to: Schimel for Attorney General, P.O. Box 2287, Waukesha, WI 53187 Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 11:30 a.m.
   Business Events
· RES Wisconsin Tradeshow
Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Harris Campaign news conference
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Headquarters, 15 N. Pinckney St., Madison. OSHKOSH –Democratic candidate for Congress in the Sixth Congressional District Mark Harris will hold a news conference in Madison Monday morning. Harris will announce a new campaign initiative and will discuss developments in the campaign. 10 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson Wisconsin Manufacturing Month event
MacLean-Fogg, 420 N. Universal Blvd., Whitewater.

October 7
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Rep. Chris Danou
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. Please join Representative Chris Danou for a re-election fundraiser! Cash Bar and appetizers will be served Suggested contributions: Minimum: $50 Friend: $100 Sponsor: $250 Host: $500 Make checks payable to “Danou for Assembly” Please RSVP: (608) 534-5016 chrisdanou@gmail.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Scott Krug
Moose Inn, W7696 State Highway 21, Wautoma. With special guest US Senator Ron Johnson. $100 per person RSVP at (715) 459-2267 or email scott@krugforwisconsin.us 8 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Roger Roth for Senate
Whispering Springs Golf Club, 380 Whispering Springs Drive, Fond du Lac. with special guests Congressman Paul Ryan and State Senator Rick Gudex Host Levels: Platinum - $1,000/couple | Gold - $500/couple $200 per individual to attend RSVP to 608-257-8035 or senate@wisgop.org PAC no longer accepted Please make checks payable to: Roth for Wisconsin PO Box 2224 Appleton, WI 54912 11:30 a.m.
   State Government
· Supreme Court Justice on Wheels program Waukesha County Courthouse, 515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.
   Business Events
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: MMAC President Tim Sheehy
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. MMAC President Tim Sheehy will speak on the findings and potential outcomes of the Cultural and Entertainment Capital Needs Task Force. Comprising 50 community leaders from Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha counties, the task force was launched in late 2013 in response to two developments: the NBA announcement that the BMO Harris Bradley Center no longer meets league requirements and a Public Policy Forum report that found other signature regional assets – most notably the Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts -- are also at risk due to chronic capital shortfalls. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· MMAC: Grow Local & Expand Global
Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· RES Wisconsin Tradeshow
Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Burke Campaign grassroots event with First Lady Michelle Obama
Overture Center, 201 State St., Madison. MADISON – On Tuesday, October 7th, First Lady Michelle Obama will campaign for former Trek Executive and Democratic candidate for Governor Mary Burke at the Overture Center in Madison. Please see below for additional information, including how members of the public can get a free ticket to the event. Please note, this is a free, ticketed event, and only ticket holders will be allowed into the event. Doors Open: 10:30 AM It is important to arrive early in order to pass through security. A ticket is required for entry into this event. Security Information: Small cameras and cell phones are permitted. Please limit personal belongings. Do not bring bags, umbrellas, or sharp objects. Water will be provided at the event. Signs will not be permitted into the event. Ticket distribution locations are listed below, with corresponding times at which tickets will be available. For more information, please visit www.burkeforwisconsin.com/Michelle-Obama Democratic Party Campus Office - 122 State St., Madison Friday 10/3 – 3pm-9pm Saturday 10/4 – 9am-5pm Democratic Party Madison Office - 2206 S Park St., Madison Friday 10/3 – 3pm-9pm Saturday 10/4 – 9am-5pm Democratic Party Middleton Office - 6719 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave. #100, Middleton Friday 10/3 – 3pm-9pm Saturday 10/4 – 9am-5pm Additional information, including press credentialing process and logistics, will be released as it is available. CONTACT: Stephanie Wilson, Press Secretary 608-622-7698; press@burkeforwisconsin.com 10:30 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Hanson Family Farm
E10093 590th Ave., Elk Mound. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Hanson Family Farm in Elk Mound tomorrow to tour its grounds. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 10:35 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Wehrs Family Farm
W3668 Pleasant Valley Road, West Salem. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Wehrs Family Farm in West Salem tomorrow to tour its grounds. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 3 p.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Zahn Family Farm
4905 Falcon Drive, Wausau. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Zahn Family Farm in Wausau tomorrow to tour its grounds. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 7:50 a.m.
· Madison Mayor Soglin press conference
Madison Police Department, Community Room, 211 S. Carroll St., Madison. Mayor Soglin Press Conference to Unveil 2015 Executive Operating Budget Contact: Katie Crawley 608-266-4611 2 p.m.
· PSC public hearing
· WisPolitics.com luncheon: Assembly caucus leaders Vos, Barca
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. **Tuesday, Oct, 7, WisPolitics.com luncheon at the Madison Club with Assembly leaders Vos and Barca** Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca review the two-year session and preview the upcoming Assembly elections. Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Event ends at 1 p.m. $19 for program and buffet luncheon. Pre-registration required: Contact the Madison Club at (608) 255-4861 or by email:reception@madisonclub.org Sponsored by: Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, American Family, Aurora Health Care, Walmart, University Research Park, and Xcel Energy. 11:30 a.m.

October 8
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Chris Klein for Assembly
Home of Jonna & Tim Higgins, 909 Cambridge Court, Appleton. With special guest Speaker Robin Vos. Suggested Donation: $50 Hosts Levels: $500, $250, $100 Please RSVP to cklein730@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Devin LeMahieu for Senate
Blue Harbor, 725 Blue Harbor Drive, Sheboygan. Special guest Congressman Paul Ryan Buffet Lunch Included Host Levels: Platinum - $1,000/couple | Gold - $500/couple Platinum host level includes a copy of Congressman Ryan’s book “The Way Forward” $100 per individual to attend RSVP to senate@wisgop.org or 608-257-8035 Please make checks payable to: Friends of Devin LeMahieu PO Box 700200 Oostburg, WI 53070 11:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Glenn Grothman for Congress
Home of Sharon & Eric Hovde, 3620 Lake Mendota Dr., Madison. Platinum Hosts: $2600 ~ Gold Hosts: $1000 ~ Silver Hosts: $500 General Reception Attendee: $100 per person PAC, Conduit & Personal Contributions are Welcome Questions or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at (414) 881-1005 or via email at Laura@Graltonconsulting.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Mandy Wright
Genna's Cocktail Lounge, 105 W. Main St., Madison. State Representative Mandy Wright would appreciate seeing you at Genna's for a discussion on the issues that affect us all. Please RSVP to wrightforwisconsin@gmail.com. If you would like to be a host or sponsor for this event, we will be accepting donations of $250 or $100 but please know that donations of any size are greatly appreciated. Contributions can be made on line at this link (https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/29315), or sent in the form of a check made out to Mandy Wright for Assembly to 2016 Ewing St, Wausau, WI 54403. Thank you for your support, we hope to see you October 8th. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Terry Moulton
River Bend Vineyard and Winery, 10439 33rd Ave., Chippewa Falls. Special guest Senator Sheila Harsdorf For more information or to RSVP please call (715) 255-0755 or email info@terrymoulton.com. 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Steve Nass for Senate
Evergreen Golf Course. N6246 Highway 12. Elkhorn. 5:30pm - Host Reception 6:00pm - General Reception Host Levels: $1000/$500/$250 General Attendee: $50 per person Please make checks payable to: Friends of Steve Nass, PO Box 26, Nashotah, WI 53058 For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Van Wanggaard for Senate
Grapes 2 Glass, 10351 Washington Ave, Suite 200, Sturtevant. With special guest Senator Ron Johnson. Host Levels: Platinum - $1000 | Gold - $500 | Silver - $250 $50 Minimum Requested Donation RSVP to info@voteforvan.com Please make checks payable to Friends of Van Wanggaard 1246 Blaine Ave Racine, WI53405 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· 2014 Bioscience Vision Summit
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr., Madison.
· RES Wisconsin Tradeshow
Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· 2014 Wisconsin Cyber Security Summit
Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union, Monaghan Ballroom, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. State of Wisconsin Hosts Annual Cyber Security Summit Wisconsin’s economy is built upon the efficiencies leveraged by a modern cyber foundation. Every day there are new reports of cyber-attacks on businesses, government agencies and individuals. As the demand for information and technology grows, so does the vulnerabilities to our financial institutions, public infrastructure and private businesses. As part of October’s Cyber Awareness Month, Wisconsin will host the 2nd Annual Cyber Security Summit on October 8, 2014 at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Cyber security is a concern for Governor Scott Walker who recently expanded the role of Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor, Major General Don Dunbar to include senior state official for cyber security issues. “State agencies receive more than 6 million incoming e-mails a day and almost 95% of those are filtered and blocked because they are malicious” said Gov. Walker. “Wisconsin has taken many steps to improve our cyber security but there is much more work to be done.” The summit will once again bring together national and international cyber security experts to discuss how the threat of cyber attacks can be reduced by implementing cyber hygiene practices by government agencies and businesses. Members from the National Campaign for Cyber Hygiene will be speaking at the summit and promoting the following cyber hygiene tips: Count: Know what’s connect to and running on your network. Configure: Implement key security settings to help protect your system. Control: Limit and manage those who have admin privileges to change, bypass or override your security settings. Patch: Regularly update all apps, software and operating systems. Repeat: Regularize the top priorities to form a solid foundation of cyber security for your organization. The cyber hygiene campaign is similar to many emergency management planning and preparedness efforts that focus on disasters such as floods and tornadoes. Wisconsin has been a leader of incorporating cyber security into emergency planning as well as being a part of the Wisconsin Homeland Security Council. “The impact of a modern emergency will have physical effects, cyber effects, or both. A cyber attack could be just as deadly and costly as a severe storm or major tornado. Cyber criminals could severely degrade basic services that we rely on such as power, water and communication systems,” said Maj. Gen. Dunbar. “That’s why Governor Walker ordered the expansion of the State of Wisconsin Emergency Response Plan to include an annex focusing on the state’s response to cyber attacks and has authorized the adoption of the cyber hygiene campaign.” Wisconsin’s 2nd Annual Cyber Summit will be held October 8 at the Marquette University Ball Room, 1442 West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. For more information on the summit please visit: http://hsc.wi.gov/2014-wisconsin-cyber-security-summit/ or to register please visit: http://wisconsincybersecuritysummit2014.eventbrite.com?s=27113813 Contact: Lori Getter, 608-242-3239 8 a.m.
· Destabilizing the bubbles: Admissions tests, affirmative action and basketball coaches
1000 Bascom Mall, Madison.
· PSC public hearing
· PSC public hearing
· UW-Stout presents University Innovation Alliance's Bridget Burns
110 Jarvis Hall Science Wing, Menomonie.
· WEDC press conference
TST, 210 Business Park Drive, Sun Prairie. Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch will join officials from Thermal Spray Technologies Inc. (TST) and other dignitaries to make a significant announcement about the company’s future. 2 p.m.

October 9
   Fundraisers
· CERS fundraiser
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. Please join CERS for a fundraiser for Senators and Senate Candidates With special guest Governor Scott Walker and WI State Senators and Senate Candidates $2,500 per person to attend, breakfast buffet included $5,000 to be a table host, includes seating for three with a Senator at your table PAC accepted for Roth for Wisconsin, Taxpayers for Marklein, or Friends of Devin LeMahieu Conduit and personal checks can be made payable to: Committee to Elect a Republican Senate PO Box 2741 Madison, WI 53701 RSVPS REQUIRED to judi@rhodesstrategies.com or 608-257-8035 7 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Devin LeMahieu for Senate
Holiday Inn, 4601 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc. Special guest Governor Scott Walker Host Reception: 3:45-4:30 General Reception: 4:30-5:30 Host Levels: Gold - $1,000 | Silver - $500 (includes host reception) $100 per individual to attend RSVP to 608-257-8035 or senate@wisgop.org Please make checks payable to: Friends of Devin LeMahieu PO Box 700200 Oostburg, WI 53070 3:45 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Joel Kitchens for Assembly
Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, 600 Nautical Dr., Sturgeon Bay. With special guest Paul Ryan. Suggested Contribution $100 per person RSVP at joelkitchens@gmail.com or call Caroline Krause (262) 758-2252 7 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Mary Burke Conzemius Ranch, 5927 Adams Road, Fitchburg.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Kathy Bernier
Eau Claire County Club, 828 Clubview Lane, Altoona. Special guest Congressman Paul Ryan Suggested Contribution $100 HOST LEVELS $500 PLATINUM $350 GOLD $250 SILVER 3 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Roger Roth for Senate
Fox Banquets, 111 E Kimball St., Appleton. with special guest Governor Scott Walker Host Reception: 6:00 - 6:45 PM General Reception: 6:45 – 8:00 PM Host Levels: Gold - $1,000 | Silver - $500 $100 per individual to attend PAC no longer accepted RSVP to 608-257-8035 or senate@wisgop.org Please make checks payable to: Roth for Wisconsin PO Box 2224 Appleton, WI 54912 4 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Frank Lasee
Rock Garden, 1951 Bond St., Green Bay. With special guest Governor Scott Walker. Host Levels: Diamond - $1,000 |Platinum - $750 | Gold - $500 |Silver - $250 | Bronze - $125 Suggest contribution: $75/person | $125/couple RSVP to 262-880-3316 or amyjoylasee@yahoo.com Please make checks payable to: Taxpayers for Lasee PO Box 5403 De Pere, WI 54115 11:30 a.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on the Review of Tax Incremental Financing
412 East, State Capitol.
· Study Committee on Transfer of Structured Settlement Payments
225 Northwest, State Capitol.
· UW Board of Regents
Dreyfus University Center, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point.
   Business Events
· RES Wisconsin Tradeshow
Potawatomi Hotel and Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
· Video and Media Symposium Tilt Media, 3209 Latham Drive, Madison.
· WIN-Milwaukee
   Other
· 22nd Assembly District forum
Butler Public Library, 12808 W. Hampton Ave., Butler. Waukesha County Federated Library System to Sponsor State Assembly District 22 Candidate Forum (Butler, WI) The public is invited to hear Janel Brandtjen (Republican) and Jessie Read (Democrat), who are running for the Assembly District 22 open seat, speak at a Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 9 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Butler Public Library, 12808 W. Hampton Avenue, Butler WI 53007. This is a great opportunity to meet and hear from both candidates before the election on November 4th. The forum is sponsored by the Waukesha County Federated Library System. Each candidate will respond to a set of prepared questions. Attendees can meet and talk with the candidates after the program. The Waukesha County Federated Library System is a nonpartisan organization that does not endorse or oppose political candidates or parties, but rather encourages increased understanding of public policy issues through reliable resources and public programs available at your local public library in Waukesha County. For more information, contact: Laurie Freund Waukesha County Federated Library System Phone: 262-896-8083 Email: ljfreund@wcfls.lib.wi.us 7 p.m.
· DWD press conference
1901 S. Oneida St., Green Bay. DWD Secretary Newson to Hold News Conference at Bay Area Career Expo With 3,000 job openings, recruitment event is largest of its kind in Wisconsin MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will hold a news conference at 11 a.m., tomorrow, Thursday, October 9, in Green Bay's Shopko Hall, site of the Bay Area Career Expo with 3,000 employment opportunities available for pre-screened job seekers. Both the number of job openings and registered employer totals are the highest figures of any career expo in Wisconsin since DWD began sponsoring the special recruiting events. The first such event, the Milwaukee Manufacturing Career Expo, took place in May 2012 at State Fair Park. 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 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Diedrich Farm
521 Fernando Drive, De Pere. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Diedrich Farm in De Pere tomorrow to tours its grounds. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 1:50 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits Thrivent Financial
Thrivent Financial Appleton Operations Center, 4321 N. Ballard Road, Appleton. Madison -- Governor Scott Walker will visit Thrivent Financial to give remarks and hold a question and answer session with employees at Thrivent’s Appleton Operations Center. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 10:20 a.m.
· PSC technical hearing
· PSC Wind Siting Council Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· RePower Madison rally 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· UW-Madison animal research ethics discussion
1111 Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building, 425 Henry Mall, Madison. ANIMAL RESEARCH ETHICS DISCUSSION TO FOCUS ON UW ANXIETY STUDY MADISON - Bioethicist Jeffrey Kahn and veterinary pathologist Eric Sandgren will meet on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus Thursday evening for a discussion of animal research ethics focusing on a particular program employing monkeys in the study of anxiety and depression. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 1111 of the Genetics-Biotechnology Center Building, 425 Henry Mall. Moderated by Russ Shafer-Landau, chair of UW-Madison's Department of Philosophy, Kahn and Sandgren will examine whether removing baby monkeys from their mothers' care in order to study the neurochemical basis of anxiety and depression is ethical - or whether it's ethical not to undertake such research in an effort to help people who suffer from mental health disorders. Following the discussion, the speakers will field questions from the audience. Kahn, the Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi professor of bioethics and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, is deputy director for policy and administration at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. He chairs the Institute of Medicine's Board on Health Sciences Policy, and in 2011, led the institute's committee on the use of chimpanzees in biomedical and behavioral research. Sandgren, an associate professor of pathobiological sciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine at UW-Madison, is director of UW-Madison's Research Animal Resources Center. He has chaired several committees with oversight of animal research at UW-Madison, and conducted research with animals into liver disease and breast and pancreatic cancer. The animal research ethics discussion is sponsored by UW-Madison's Department of Medical History and Bioethics and Department of Philosophy. CONTACT: Chris Barncard, 608-890-0465, barncard@wisc.edu 7 p.m.
· Wisconsin NAACP, NAACP Dane County candidate forum
Anderson Auditorium, Predolin Humanities Center, Edgewood College, Madison. Wisconsin NAACP and NAACP Dane County to Hold First Ever Candidates Forum Madison, WI - The Wisconsin NAACP Conference of Branches, and the local NAACP of Dane County, in conjunction with Edgewood College, will present their first ever Candidates Forum. The forum will be held at the Edgewood College Predolin Humanities Center, Anderson Auditorium on the Edgewood College campus, Thursday, October 9, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. This moderated, non-partisan forum is designed to expand voter knowledge on issues and candidate positions that will ultimately impact the lives of the people of Wisconsin. The public invited. Major party candidates vying for Wisconsin's state-wide Constitutional offices, as well as those seeking election to State Senate District 13, and Assembly Districts 37,79, and 81 have been invited to attend. Each constitutional office and electoral district will be scheduled for a 30 - 35 minute session within the four hours. "The State and Local NAACP believe this Forum to be central to the NAACP's mission of encouraging and promoting voter education, and this is an excellent opportunity for the candidates to speak to their diverse constituencies," said NAACP Political Action Chair, Greg Jones. NAACP Wisconsin Conference of Branches President, Lillie Wilson further stated, "It's the goal of the NAACP to not only expand voter participation, but provide the people of the State of Wisconsin with opportunities that will expand their knowledge of the people we ultimately vote into office." Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. Please visit http://www.naacp-wi.org/ or http://www.naacpofdaneco.org/, for additional information. 5 p.m.
· Youth Empowered in the Struggle rally
South Division High School, 1515 S. Lapham Blvd., Milwaukee. Statewide Day of Action Calls on Walker and Burke to Support Tuition Equity for Undocumented Students MILWAUKEE- Thursday, October 9th, at 4:15pm, in front of South Division High School in Milwaukee, members of Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES), the student arm of Voces de la Frontera, will rally to call on Scott Walker and Mary Burke to support legislation reinstating in-state tuition for undocumented students, and to encourage their classmates to vote on November 4th. This marks a statewide day of action by YES members in their high schools and universities throughout Wisconsin. Schools hosting events include South Division High School, Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School, Riverside University High School, and students from UW-Milwaukee and MATC. In Racine, Park High School, Horlick High School, and Case High School will host a rally. YES students at UW-Whitewater will rally also. “When African Americans couldn’t go to school it wasn’t fair, and it’s not fair that undocumented students can’t go to college now,” says Constance Townsend, a junior at South Division High School and YES member. “Wisconsin needs tuition equality because everyone deserves an equal shot at getting an education.” Contact: Francisca E. Meraz, Voces de la Frontera/YES, (414) 639-0782, meraz.kika@gmail.com Sean Orr, Voces de la Frontera/YES, (414) 587-7160, seanorr.voces@gmail.com 4:15 p.m.

October 10
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Janis Ringhand for Senate
Home of Cathy Myers and Roger Merry, 515 St. Lawrence Ave., Janesville. All individual and PAC contributions gratefully accepted. Please make checks payable to: Citizens for Janis Ringhand PO Box 231 Evansville, WI 53536 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for John Macco for Assembly
Badger State Brewing Co., 900 Tony Canadeo Run, Green Bay. Special guest Governor Tommy Thompson $50 per person $100 Bronze Host $250 Silver Host $500 Gold Host Please RSVP at ben@johnmacco.com or call 920-884-3384 Please make checks payable to: Friends of John Macco 1138 Main Street Green Bay, WI 54301 5:30 p.m.
· SSDC Bowl for a Better Wisconsin event
Bowl-a-Vard Lanes, 2121 E. Springs Drive, Madison. Join the Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee for this bowling extravaganza event! Lane Sponsor: $1,000 | Turkey Sponsor: $500 | Strike Sponsor: $250 | Spare Sponsor: $100 Conduit and individual contributions gratefully accepted. Please make checks payable to State Senate Democratic Committee Contact Grace Fuhr at gracef@wisdems.org to sponsor or RSVP. 2 p.m.
   State Government
· Subcommittee on Obsolete Misdemeanors of the Study Committee on the Review of Criminal Penalties
Legislative Council Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
· UW Board of Regents
Dreyfus University Center, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point.
   Business Events
· Skyward groundbreaking ceremony
Stevens Point Industrial Park, 0 E M Copps Drive, Stevens Point. Skyward Celebrates New World Headquarters With Groundbreaking Ceremony Governor Scott Walker, Stevens Point Mayor to Deliver Remarks at Future Headquarters Site Skyward, an industry leading K-12 school administrative software provider, will host a ceremony to celebrate the groundbreaking of its new world headquarters in Stevens Point, Wis. The state-of-the-art facility will hold 1,000 employees and is estimated to bring more than $20 million in earnings to the local region. With a projected completion date of 2015, the new facility will feature high-performance, energy efficient technology. Who: Skyward Founder Jim King, Stevens Point Mayor Andrew Halverson, and Governor Scott Walker will make remarks regarding Skyward’s new headquarters. 10:30 a.m.
   Other
· Gubernatorial debate
Mayo Clinic Health System Auditorium, 1221 Whipple St., Eau Claire.
· U.S. Dept. of Education listening session
Indian Community School of Milwaukee, 10405 West St. Martins Road, Franklin. U.S. Department of Education Launches First-Ever School Environment Listening Tour for Native American Students Tour stop set for Wisconsin Friday The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE) and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights are launching their first-ever school environment listening tour to hear from schools and communities on ways to better meet the unique educational and culturally-related academic needs of Native American students. The tour will make a stop in Wisconsin on Friday. The listening sessions will focus on school environment - bullying, student discipline and offensive imagery and symbolism. WHIAIANE will compile the feedback from the tour into a report for President Obama with recommendations on how to ensure that Native American students receive a high quality education. The first stop on the tour is Friday, Oct. 10, in Franklin, Wisconsin, at the Indian Community School of Milwaukee, followed by another session on Sunday, Oct. 26, in Lacrosse, Wisconsin. Additional listening sessions will be held in coming weeks in Seattle, Washington; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Troy, New York; Los Angeles, California; and Anchorage, Alaska. "We hope that these sessions will serve as a meaningful resource to the Native community as my office and the Administration work to ensure that American Indian and Alaska Native students have equitable educational opportunities in healthy learning environments," said William Mendoza, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education. "Indian students have unique education challenges as they strive to preserve their native cultures and languages, while ensuring that they are college and career ready." In his June 13, 2014 visit to Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, President Obama affirmed the Administration's commitment to strengthen Native American communities through education and economic development. His initiative, "My Brother's Keeper," ensures that schools can provide the social, emotional, and behavioral supports for all youth-including boys and young men of color-that will enable all students to graduate from high school ready for college and careers. WHIAIANE and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) are committed to supporting school districts, states, tribes and other organizations as they seek to better serve Native American students and ensure that all students have equal opportunities and resources in order to learn and succeed in school, careers and in life. OCR recently released guidance to educators on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ensure that all students have equitable access to the resources that they deserve - and that are their right - such as academic and extracurricular programs, strong teaching, facilities, and instructional materials. Administration officials and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan have engaged directly with tribal officials on a range of educational issues important to Indian Country. Additional information about specific locations and dates for future listening sessions will be announced in the coming weeks. Upcoming event information can be found at www.edtribalconsultations.org 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Oct. 10, 2014 Listening session with education practitioners, tribal leaders, students and families, school personnel, local community members William Mendoza, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education CONTACT: Press Office, (202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov 9 a.m.
· UW-Stevens Point: Chuck Wolfe on "The State of the LGBT Movement"
221 Noel Fine Arts Center, Stevens Point. LGBT activist to speak at UW-Stevens Point The president and CEO of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this week. Chuck Wolfe will talk about “The State of the LGBT Movement” at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in Room 221 of the Noel Fine Arts Center. A question and answer session will follow. The event is sponsored by the UW-Stevens Point Faculty and Staff Gay-Straight Alliance and is free and open to the public. Wolfe has an extensive background in politics, issue advocacy and organizational development. He previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the American Legacy Foundation, created as a result of a 46-state settlement with the tobacco industry. The foundation’s first employee, he initiated national tobacco control programs such as the “truth” advertising campaign. The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute is a nonpartisan organization that helps LGBT leaders win elections and serve effectively. Wolf served on the fund’s Board of Directors for four years prior to joining the staff. During his tenure as CEO, hundreds of openly gay candidates have been elected to public office. Media Relations 715-346-2490 urc@uwsp.edu 4:30 p.m.

October 11
   Other
· Burke Campaign event with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren
UW-Milwaukee Student Union, Fireside Lounge, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee. MILWAUKEE -- TOMORROW, Saturday, October 11, former Trek executive and gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke and United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) will co-host an event on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. Mary Burke knows that Wisconsin needs to focus on reducing the debt that students who pursue higher education graduate with. That's why Burke has outlined an innovative plan to refinance student loan debt in her jobs plan, "Invest for Success." Burke's plan aims to make college more affordable for more families and in turn help to grow a strong workforce that can compete for the jobs of tomorrow and help make Wisconsin a thriving, top ten economy. Senator Warren has been a strong advocate for student loan refinancing on the national level. Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend the event. Due to significant time constraints, neither Senator Warren nor candidate Burke will take questions from the media at the event. Please RSVP to Hilary Cronon (hilary@burkeforwisconsin.com). CONTACT: Stephanie Wilson, Press Secretary 608-622-7698; press@burkeforwisconsin.com 1:30 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson visits Manitowoc Co. GOP headquarters
1112 Washington St., Manitowoc. On Saturday October 11 at 2:00p, Senator Ron Johnson will appear at Manitowoc GOP headquarters to thank volunteers and rally “get out the vote” efforts. Headquarters are located at 1112 Washington Street in Manitowoc. He will speak briefly and may take media questions as time allows. The Manitowoc County GOP meets the second Monday of each month. Its next meeting is October 13 at the Manitowoc Holiday Inn with guest speaker Ken Dragotta who will speak about detecting election fraud. It is entirely self-funded via membership dues plus donations and does not receive funds from any other Republican or third party organization. The Manitowoc GOP believes in the Constitution, limited government, low taxes, personal responsibility, free enterprise, accountability of elected officials and support for those who serve this country. For more information, please visit www.manitowocgop.com or call 920.482.7500. Contact Molly Dewane 920.304.6674 mjddewane@att.net 2 p.m.

October 12
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Mary Burke Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg.
   Other
· Attorney general debate
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· Making Waves: Managing groundwater resources Camp Helen Brachman, 9341 Asbury Dr., Almond.

October 13
   Fundraisers
· ADCC KRM end of the year golf outing and banquet
Bristol Oaks Country Club, 16801 75th St., Bristol. Please Join Hosts Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca, Joint Finance Committee Member Cory Mason, State Rep. Josh Zepnick, Rep. Chris Sinicki and Rep. Tod Ohnstad along with Special Guests Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman and Racine Mayor John Dickert For the End of the Year KRM Golf Outing and Banquet Schedule for the day: Registration: 10-11 am Shot-gun start: 11 am Banquet: 4 pm Sponsorship levels: - Presentation Sponsor: $5,000 main sponsor of golf and banquet; includes two foursomes and sponsorship banner at golf and dinner - Premier Banquet Sponsor: $3,000 include foursome and sponsorship banner at dinner - Premiere Golf and Hole Sponsor: $1,000 for 3 golfers, Assembly Democratic Legislative Leader and hole/banquet sponsorship *limited* - Sponsor: $500 includes 3 golfers with public official - Hole/banquet sponsorship: $250 (includes one golfer) - Hole sponsorship only or individual golfer only: $150 Please make personal checks out to: ADCC KRM Golf PO Box 814; Madison, WI 53701 or donate online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/krmgolfevent For more info, contact Jen Broberg at 608-258-9225 or email jenb@wisdems.org 10 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Kathy Bernier Holland's Family Cheese, 200 W. Liberty Drive, Thorp
· Fundraiser for Steve Nass for Senate
Janesville Country Club, 2615 W. Memorial Drive, Janesville. Special Guest Congressman Paul Ryan 11:30am - Host Reception 12:00noon - Luncheon Host Levels: $1000/$500/$250 General Attendee: $50 per person Please make checks payable to: Friends of Steve Nass, PO Box 26, Nashotah, WI 53058 For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com 11:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Susan Happ for AG Chic Cafe, 770 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee.
   Business Events
· Greater Milwaukee Committee October membership meeting
University Club, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. National and local experts will participate in a panel discussion about the rate of gender and ethnic/racial diversity on corporate boards at the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s October membership meeting on Monday, October 13th. The GMC will also roll out a report detailing the results of a survey on board diversity, compiled in conjunction with Milwaukee Women inc. In addition, Milwaukee Women inc will announce the results of their annual research of board and executive management gender diversity in the 50 largest Wisconsin-based public companies since 2003. The panel, moderated by Ernst & Young partner Keith Burns, includes: Phyllis King, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, UWM; chair, Milwaukee Women inc Cory Nettles, founder and managing director, Generation Growth Capital, Inc. Patrick Prout, president and CEO, The Prout Group Mary Ellen Stanek, managing director and director of asset management, R.W. Baird; chief investment officer, Baird Advisors; president, Baird Funds Barry Williams, retired managing general partner, Williams Pacific Ventures, Inc. Media is invited to attend; select panelists will be available for interviews after the meeting. For more information, please contact Phill Trewyn at (414) 390-5500 or ptrewyn@muellercommunications.com. 12 p.m.
   Other
· DPI Wisconsin School of Recognition ceremony
Rotunda, State Capitol.
· DWD press conference
Gordy's County Market corporate headquarters, 2717 Birch St., Eau Claire. Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson to Recognize Gordy's County Market for Hiring People with Disabilities MADISON – On Monday, October 13, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson will visit Gordy's Country Market Corporate Headquarters to present and Exemplary Employer Award as part of Disability Employment Awareness Month, which Governor Walker proclaimed for the month of October. The award presentation will take place at 9:00 a.m. at the Gordy's County Market Corporate Headquarter, 2717 Birch Street, Eau Claire. Governor Walker proclaimed 2014 as the Year of A Better Bottom Line to highlight successful operations thanks in part to the contributions of people with disabilities, while urging other businesses to consider a skilled and capable workforce. 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 9 a.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson attends Wieser Concrete groundbreaking
W3716 Highway 10, Maiden Rock.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson Manufacturing Month event
Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson Manufacturing Month event
OEM Fabricators, 300 McMillen Road, Woodville.

October 14
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Brian Fitzgerald for Senate
Home of Jim Matchette, 9117 N. Serns Road, Milton. All contributions gratefully accepted RSVP to 608-257-8035or brianfitzforsenate@gmail.com Please make checks payable to: Friends of Fitz PO Box 348 Janesville, WI 53547 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Devin LeMahieu for Senate
Home of Greg and Lisa Weggeman, 2919 Palmer Drive, Sheboygan. Please join us for a fundraiser for Devin LeMahieu – with special guest Senator Joe Leibham Suggested contribution: $50 RSVP to Megan at 608-257-8035 or mcramer@wisgop.org Please make checks payable to: Friends of Devin LeMahieu PO Box 700200 Oostburg, WI 53070 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Howard Marklein for Senate
Reedsburg Country Club, 3003 E. Main St., Reedsburg. Suggested contribution: $50 All contributions gratefully accepted RSVP to howard@howardmarklein.com Please make checks payable to: Taxpayers for Marklein S11665 Soeldner Road Spring Green, WI 53588 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Mary Burke
Overture Center, Promenade Lobby, 201 State St., Madison. Contributions will be gratefully accepted online or at the door Checks payable to Burke for Wisconsin Mail to: P.O. Box 2479, Madison, WI 53701 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Penny Bernard Schaber for Senate
SunPrint Cafe, 10 W. Mifflin St., Madison. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Joe Sanfelippo
Deer Haven Banquet Hall, 19180 W. Cleveland Ave., New Berlin. You're Invited to Join Talk Show Host Vicki McKenna And Co-Host a Fundraising Reception For State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R - New Berlin) 15th State Assembly District Co-Host Opportunities at the following Levels: Gold Level: $500 Silver Level: $250 Bronze Level: $100 To sign up as a co-host, please call Vicky at (262) 439-9223, or e-mail victory@victoryservices.biz Checks should be made payable to: Sanfelippo for Assembly and Mailed to: 20770 W Coffee Rd., New Berlin, WI 53146 6:30 p.m.
· Pizza and politics fundraiser in honor of Rep. Kevin Petersen
The Wheelhouse, E1209 County Road Q, Waupaca. Suggested minimum contribution $40 for attendee $250 for Silver Sponsors $500 for Gold Sponsors Please make checks payable to: Petersen Republican for 40th Assembly P.O. Box 227 Waupaca, WI 54981 5 p.m.
   Business Events
· Business Best Practices and Emerging Technologies Conference
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· MITA: 'Export Compliance, From Basics and Beyond' Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison.
· St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series F.K. Bemis International Center, De Pere.
   Other
· DWD press conference
Gateway Technical College, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant. DWD Secretary Newson to Address Building a Talent Pipeline in Racine MADISON –Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will address business and education leaders before a "talent pipeline" panel discussion at Gateway Technical College. The Secretary will deliver his remarks at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, October 14, at Gateway Technical College's iMet Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd, Sturtevant. The event is being hosted by the Racine County Economic Development Corporation and will feature local businesses and educators with a focus on manufacturing. Governor Walker proclaimed October as the Manufacturing Month to highlight the high-quality family-supporting jobs available in the manufacturing industry. 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.
· Eau Claire legislative candidates forum Chippewa Valley Technical College, Business Education Center, Casper Conference Center, 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln memorial Drive, Milwaukee. Stem cells can now be easily made from any individual patient. We also now can turn these stem cells into most of the cell types that make up the body including nerve cells, heart cells, and liver cells. Although stem cells could offer an inexhaustible supply of ‘spare parts’ that could be used to repair damaged tissues, as is the case for diabetes and Parkinsons, a lot of work still needs to be done before stem cell transplants become routine. Stem cells, however, have other uses that can have immediate impact on treating disease. Dr. Steve Duncan, Marcus Professor of Human and Molecular Genetics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and director of MCW’s Program in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology, will explain how stem cells can mimic complex human diseases in the laboratory and offer a new way to identify drugs that can be used to treat disease in patients. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson visits UW-Stout
121 Jarvis Hall, 410 10th Ave. E., Menomonie. State of the Nation presentation and questions from the audience. Contact: Melinda Whitemarsh Schnell, Patrick McIlheran: (202) 224-5323 2:15 p.m.
· Wisconsin Jobs Now rally
State Capitol. On September 24th, we filed over 100 minimum wage complaints with Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Department of Workfroce Development demonstrating that Wisconsin's $7.25 an hour minimum wage is not a "living wage," as defined by Wisconsin state law. A little less than two weeks later, we received word from the Governor and DWD that they found no reasonable cause to raise the minimum wage. Governor Walker sees "no reasonable cause" for a raise in the minimum wage...well, we see no reasonable cause for Walker to be reelected. We're taking the fight for a living wage from the streets to the ballot box. Join us on October 14th at 5pm on the State Capitol steps in Madison when we tell Governor Walker that it's time for him to find a new job. 5 p.m.

October 15
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Mark Elliott for Assembly
6030 County Road A, Oshkosh. You Are Cordially Invited To a Fundraising Social For Mark Elliott - (R) Candidate for the 54th (Oshkosh) Assembly District Special Guest: Ron Johnson, US Senator of Oshkosh PLATINUM HOST $500 per individual (Max allowed. Sorry NO company donations). GOLD HOST $250 per individual, SILVER HOST $100 per individual AND FRIENDS Sponsor $40 per individual, $75 per couple. RSVP by 10/10 to VoteMarkElliott@gmail.com or mail personal check to 1550 Maricopa Dr. Oshkosh, WI 54904 or call (920)216-3875 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Dave Craig Gus’s Mexican Cantina, 6514 S. Lover’s Lane, Franklin.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Robb Kahl
Tri-North., 2625 Research Park Drive, Fitchburg. Donations & PAC accepted: Champion: $500 | Host: $250 | Patron: $100 | Friend: $50 | Supporter $25 Please make checks payable to: Friends of Robb Kahl RSVP to Patrick Stern at pstern@tri-north.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Roger Roth for Senate
Titletown Brewery, 200 Dousman St., Green Bay. Special guest Congressman Reid Ribble Suggested contribution: $50 per person RSVP to senate@wisgop.org or 608-257-8035 Please make checks payable to: Roth for Wisconsin PO Box 2224 Appleton, WI 54912 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Romaine Quinn for Assembly
Lehman’s Supper Club, 2911 S. Main St., Rice Lake. With special guest Congressman Sean Duffy. Suggested Contribution $100 per person Please RSVP at (262) 353-2715 or email cllaatsch10@gmail.com. 5:30 p.m.
· Meet & greet reception for Sen. Jerry Petrowski
Hotel Marshfield, 2700 S. Central Ave., Marshfield. Complimentary Hors D’Oeuvres, Cash Bar Hosts: Platinum - $1000 | Gold - $500 | Silver - $250 Suggested contribution: $50 All contributions are greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to: Friends of Jerry Petrowski 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· MMAC leadership luncheon
Milwaukee Public Museum, Garden Gallery, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· MMAC: Workforce of One: Revolutionizing Talent Management Through Customization
756 N. Milwaukee, Milwaukee.
· WMC State of Wisconsin Business
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
   Other
· DWD Project SEARCH event
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Fowler Conference Rooms, 1506 S. Oneida St., Appleton. Lt. Governor Kleefisch, Secretary Newson to Join Interns of Job Training Program for People with Disabilities at Project SEARCH Event in Appleton MADISON – On Tuesday, October 15, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will join the newest round of Project SEARCH interns at a celebration to kick-off the 2014-15 year. Project SEARCH is a one-year training and education program for students with disabilities in their last year of high school. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Hospital in the Fowler Conference Rooms, 1506 S. Oneida Street, Appleton. The Project SEARCH program at St. Elizabeth Hospital is one of seven current sites in Wisconsin. In his 2014 State of the State Address, Governor Scott Walker announced expansion plans for Project SEARCH that will create 20 new sites in Wisconsin over the next 3 years. 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 4:30 p.m.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues:" Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tidwell forest land tour Nicolet Hardwoods, 100 Mill St., Laona.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tidwell press conference David R. Obey Civic Resource Center, 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau.
· U.S. Sen. Baldwin, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tidwell roundtable discussion Forest Supervisor’s Office, 500 Hanson Lake Road, Rhinelander.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson Manufacturing Month event
700 S. Central Ave., Marshfield.
· Waukesha County Executive Awards luncheon
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR REBECCA KLEEFISCH TO GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT WAUKESHA COUNTY EXECUTIVE AWARDS WAUKESHA, Wis. – Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will be the keynote speaker at the nineteenth annual Waukesha County Executive Awards Luncheon at the County Springs Hotel in Waukesha on Wednesday, October 15th. Kleefisch’s remarks will focus on jobs and economic development in Wisconsin. The address will be followed by the presentation of the County Executive Awards, which is sponsored by U.S. Bank and FOX 6 NEWS. The awards recognize excellence in Waukesha County organizations in four categories: Business of the Year, Government Agency of the Year, Large Non-Profit of the Year and Small Non-Profit of the Year. Rebecca Kleefisch, a former small business owner and news reporter, serves as Wisconsin’s 44th Lieutenant Governor. She was elected Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor on November 2, 2010. Widely credited for coining the phrase, “Wisconsin is Open for Business,” from day one Rebecca played a key role in business growth and retention for Wisconsin – cold-calling Illinois businesses that, in turn, relocate to Wisconsin, and nimbly responding to businesses looking for support. Rebecca serves as Wisconsin’s “Jobs Ambassador’ and spearheads the Governor’s Small Business Summits and Tax Reform Roundtables. She chaired the Governor’s Sub-Cabinet on Workforce Investment, which developed the “Wisconsin Working” plan to connect the unemployed to jobs, encourage the hiring of veterans, and address Wisconsin’s graying manufacturing workforce. Rebecca serves as an economic development liaison and advocate for small business owners and chairs the Task Force on Minority Unemployment for the Wisconsin Council on Workforce Investment and the Manufacturing Committee for the Aerospace States Association. The Lieutenant Governor is also known for her work on veterans’ issues. She advocated for the declaration of 2012 as “The Year of the Veteran.” The public/private partnership initiative honors, celebrates, and offers opportunities to Wisconsin’s heroes. Rebecca’s leadership has been recognized with a “Courage in Leadership Award” by the Faith & Freedom Coalition and a “Woman of Exceptional Courage” award from the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute. She was named as a champion for lower taxes by the National Tax Limitation Committee and The 60 Plus Association. In May 2014, the Washington Post recognized her as one of 40 rising stars in politics across the country. Rebecca is a colon cancer survivor, a member of the NRA, and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the mother of two daughters, Ella and Violet. She lives in Oconomowoc with her husband, State Representative Joel Kleefisch. Reservations for the luncheon are available for $50 per person and corporate tables of ten are available for $500. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the County Executive’s Office at (262) 548-7902. Contact: Julianne Davan, Waukesha County Executive’s Office – (262) 548-7902 12 p.m.
· WisPolitics.com Insiders' Election Preview luncheon
Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N. 10th St., Milwaukee. Former state Sens. Chuck Chvala, D-Madison, and Ted Kanavas, R-Brookfield, will provide an insiders' election preview. Chvala is a former Democratic gubernatorial candidate, and Kanavas was co-chair of Mitt Romney's Wisconsin campaign. The event will be held at the UW-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N 10th St., Milwaukee, just north of the county courthouse in the old Pabst complex. Parking is available for a small fee in the adjacent parking garage; some street parking available. Directions: http://www4.uwm.edu/publichealth/upload/drivingDirections.pdf Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. The program goes from noon until 1 p.m. $15 for program and buffet luncheon if paid in advance; payment at the door is $20. Pre-payment required for reduced rate. * To pay $15 by credit card, click here and write "Oct. 15 Milw'' on the "purpose of payment" line: https://secured-site10.com/wispolitics/online_payment/ *To pay $15 by check in advance or to register to pay $20 at the door, contact: schmies@wispolitics.com Sponsored by: UW-Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Medical Society, J.P. Morgan Chase, the Milwaukee Police Association and the Milwaukee Professional Firefighters Association. 11:30 a.m.

October 16
   Fundraisers
· Birthday fundraiser for Rep. Eric Genrich
Fox Heights, 217 N. Washington St., Green Bay. Levels of Support: Host: $500 | Sponsor: $250 | Supporter: $100 Guest: $35 All contributions are welcome. Please send contributions to: Friends of Eric Genrich, 1089 Division St., Green Bay, WI 54303 or contribute online via genrichforassembly.com or ActBlue Call me at 920-403-0545 with any questions, and I hope to see you there! 5:30 p.m.
· Fall pheasant hunt for Gov. Scott Walker
Fox Ridge Game Farm, 8585 Valley Line Road, Oconto Falls. $1000 to hunt $250 per couple for reception to follow. Please make checks payable to: Friends of Scott Walker For more information or to RSVP, please contact Laura Gralton at 414-881-1005 / Laura@Graltonconsulting.com or Colleen Coyle at 608-239-5601 or Colleen@ScottWalker.com 3 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Mark Harris for Congress Inn on the Park, 22 S Carroll St., Madison.
· Fundraiser for Martha Laning for Senate
Emil Mazey Hall, 5425 Superior Ave., Sheboygan. Tammy Baldwin joins Team Laning Sponsor Levels Legend: $500 Leader: $250 Host: $100 Friend: $50 Suggested: $25 RSVP by emailing laningforsenate@gmail.com Donate online at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/senatorbaldwinforlaning or Send checks made out to "Laning for Senate" to 3007 Greenview Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53083 *Senator Baldwin is asking for up to $1,000 from individuals and other federally permissible sources for the Laning for Senate Campaign. Senator Baldwin is not asking for funds in excess of this amount, nor is she asking for any funds from corporations, labor unions, or other federally prohibited sources, and such federally impermissible contributions will not be accepted here. 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Nancy VanderMeer for Assembly
American Legion, 1116 Angelo Road, Sparta. Special guest Senator Ron Johnson Suggested Contribution $100 HOST LEVELS $500 GOLD $350 SILVER $250 BRONZE 12 p.m.
· Reception in honor of Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch
The Legend at Bristlecone, 1500 E. Arlene Drive, Hartland. VOICESPAC Wisconsin and Lake Country Business Owners Lori Watt and Susan Kuhlenbeck Cordially Invite You to Co-Host A Reception In Honor Of Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Co-Host Contribution Levels: Platinum - $2,500 Gold - $1,000 Silver - $500 Bronze - $250 We are recruiting for co-hosts through the date of the event. But to include your name in the invitation, we must hear from you NLT September 13th. To sign up as a co-host, either call Vicky at (262) 439-9223 or Email Vicky at vicky@voicespac.org 6 p.m.
   State Government
· Special Committee on State-Tribal Relations
Cooperative Resources International Conference Room, 117 E. Green Bay St., Shawano.
   Business Events
· MMAC: Milwaukee Bucks Preview Luncheon
· UEDA Community Development Summit
Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. UEDA Announces 13th Annual Community Development Summit “The Intersection of Arts & Community Development: New Paradigms in Practice & Action.” Milwaukee – On Thursday, October 16, 2014 the Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin (UEDA) will host its 13th annual Community Development Summit, which will feature an interactive “lab” format designed to engage a diverse group of stakeholders and develop strategies to move projects forward. The event will be held at the Italian Conference Center, located at 631 E. Chicago Street in Milwaukee from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Community members, creatives, development practitioners, artists, business owners, neighborhood organizations, local and regional government representatives, funders and other community stakeholders will be in attendance to discuss and demonstrate how arts, culture and creativity intersect with community development strategies to transform neighborhoods, business districts and other urban areas. “This year, UEDA’s Summit will focus on specific development projects, districts and corridors in Milwaukee through the lens of art and creativity,” said Bill Johnson, executive director of UEDA. “I’m confident that all in attendance will leave with actionable, measurable next steps that can help move community projects forward.” This year’s Summit will feature interactive “lab” discussions focused on the Bronzeville District, Milwaukee’s Commercial Corridors, Sherman Park Theater Project and Walker’s Point Innovation District. Registration for the event, including lunch, is $35.00 for non-UEDA members and $25.00 for current UEDA members. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.UEDAWI.org, call UEDA at 414-562-9904 or mail a check (payable to UEDA) and contact information to: UEDA, 2212 N. MLK Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212. About UEDA The Urban Economic Development Association (UEDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting economic development and job creation initiatives that revitalize Wisconsin communities by building capacity in the community and economic development sector through professional development, innovative solutions, policy advocacy and collaboration. For more information: Bill Johnson, 414.562.9904 8 a.m.
   Other
· Cambridge Woods Neighborhood Association 19th AD forum
Lake Park Pavilion, Marcia Coles Community Room, Milwaukee. Cambridge Woods Neighborhood Association is sponsoring a meeting with all interested district residents this Thursday, October 16 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Marcia Coles Community Room located in the lower level of the Lake Park Pavilion. Meet candidate Jonathan Brostoff the winner of the Democratic Party Primary held this past August and Joe Klein the Pirate Party candidate running to represent the district. If you have any questions you would like to ask the candidates, you can reply to this email announcement and we will pass them along to the candidates. If you are unable to attend the event, we will make sure to pass along the answers from the candidates after the meeting is over. Here's your opportunity to meet the candidates before this November's election. You don't need to be a resident of Cambridge Woods Neighborhood to attend. This event is open to all residents of the 19th Assembly district. 7 p.m.
· DWD press conference
Holiday Inn, 150 Nicolet Road, Appleton. Deputy Secretary Barry to Recognize Appleton Businesses for Hiring People with Disabilities MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Deputy Secretary Jonathan Barry will participate in a recognition event tomorrow, Thursday, October 16, in Appleton, and present local businesses with Exemplary Employer Awards as part of Disability Employment Awareness Month, which Governor Walker proclaimed for the month of October. The award presentation, starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Holiday Inn, will acknowledge local businesses that recruit and hire job seekers with disabilities. Governor Walker proclaimed 2014 as the Year of A Better Bottom Line to highlight successful operations thanks in part to the contributions of people with disabilities, while urging other businesses to consider a skilled and capable workforce. 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 a.m.
· Forum: The future of Wisconsin's public regional comprehensive universities
UW-Oshkosh Alumni Welcome and Conference Center, 625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh. 8:30 a.m.
· Gov. Walker visits GOP field office
609 W. College Ave., Appleton. Governor Scott Walker will visit the Republican Party of Wisconsin's Field Office in Appleton tomorrow to meet with volunteers and supporters. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 5:15 p.m.
· Lt. Gov. Kleefisch visits Walker Forge
250 Spring St., Clintonville. Madison -- Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch will visit Walker Forge, Inc. in Clintonville tomorrow to tour its facility. The Lieutenant Governor will take questions from the media after the tour. Contact: Alleigh Marré, (608) 441-1641 1:35 p.m.
· Move Wisconsin Alliance press conference
Thompson Community Center, 820 W. College Ave., Appleton. Move to a Better Balance for Wisconsin’s Transportation Needs Move Wisconsin Alliance to Conduct Community Presentations Statewide The Move Wisconsin Alliance will be hosting presentations throughout the state to highlight how we can better balance Wisconsin’s transportation funding to more accurately reflect today’s needs and priorities. Wisconsin faces big transportation challenges in funding local roads, highways, transit and other community mobility options. State funding for local transportation needs has been declining for years and has resulted in deteriorating infrastructure, inadequate maintenance, and transit service cuts in many Wisconsin communities. The Move Wisconsin presentation will explore the challenges we face, delve into funding issues, and offer thoughts on better balancing Wisconsin’s transportation priorities. Contact: Carrie Porter, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources(608) 228-8092, Carrie.Porter@gwaar.org 5 p.m.
· WASAL Fellow Forum
University Club, 803 State St., Madison.

October 17
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Glenn Grothman for Congress
West Bend Country Club, 5858 County Road Z, West Bend. You are cordially invited to a Cocktail Reception honoring U.S. Congressional Candidate Glenn Grothman With Special Guest Governor Tommy Thompson Host Levels: $2600 | $1000 | $500 General Guests: $50 Per Person PAC & Personal Contributions are Welcome For more information or to RSVP contact Laura Gralton (414) 881-1005 | Laura@Graltonconsulting.com 5 p.m.
· Lakefront fish fry in support of Rep. Adam Neylon
Lakefront Grille, 179 W. Wisconsin Ave., Pewaukee. Suggested Contribution $50 Please Make Checks Payable to: “Adam Neylon for Assembly” 294 Meadowcreek Ct. #4 Pewaukee, WI 53072 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Subcommittee on Penalty Alignment and Organization of the Study Committee on the Review of Criminal Penalties
Legislative Council Conference Room, 1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· Marquette Law School National Sports Law Institute conference
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· 2014 Best Of Milwaukee Awards party
Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee.
· DWD press conference
Steakhouse and Lodge, 15860 T-Bone Lane, Hayward. Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson to Recognize Local Businesses for Hiring People with Disabilities MADISON – On Friday, October 17, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson will participate in the 16th Annual Opportunities for Success Awards to present Exemplary Employer Award as part of Disability Employment Awareness Month, which Governor Walker proclaimed for the month of October. The Exemplary Employer Award acknowledges local businesses that recruit and hire job seekers with disabilities. The award presentation will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Steakhouse and Lodge, 15850 T-Bone Lane in Hayward. Governor Walker proclaimed 2014 as the Year of A Better Bottom Line to highlight successful operations thanks in part to the contributions of people with disabilities, while urging other businesses to consider a skilled and capable workforce. 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 a.m.
· Gov. Walker attends League of Wisconsin Municipalities conference
Marriott Hotel, 1313 John Q Hammons Drive, Middleton. Governor Scott Walker will attend the League of Wisconsin Municipalities 116th Annual Conference in Middleton. Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Governor Walker will take questions from the media if time allows. 8:50 a.m.
· Gubernatorial debate
Milwaukee Public Television, 1036 N. 8th St., Milwaukee.
· Healthcare 2015: Navigating the Maze
Brookfield Suites Hotel, 1200 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield. The Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW), will be hosting a information breakfast meeting on the new healthcare mandates taking place for 2015. “Healthcare 2015: Navigating the Maze” will take place on Friday, October 17th 2014. Jim Mueller, CEO of Mueller QAAS will be the featured presenter. Coffee and networking begin at 7:00 am with a plated breakfast served promptly at 7:30. The program runs until 9:00 am. The cost is $32.00. To register visit IBAW.com For additional information contact Steve Kohlmann, IBAW Executive Director via email at: SteveIBAWOffice@gmail.com 7 a.m.
· PSC prehearing conference
Amnicon Falls Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Public records and open meetings laws seminar
American Family Training Center – Auditorium, Building A 6000 American Family Drive, Madison.
· Public Service Commission Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson visits Waukesha Food Connection
True Life Church, 1615 Silvernail Road, Waukesha.

October 18
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Roger Roth for Senate
Home of Ladd Wiley and Sandy Ballou, 108 N. Green Bay Road, Appleton. Special guest Gov. Tommy Thompson All contributions gratefully accepted RSVP to senate@wisgop.org or 608-257-8035 Please make checks payable to: Roth for Wisconsin PO Box 2224 Appleton, WI 54912 5:30 p.m.
   Other
· Baldwin addresses LCS USS Detroit launch ceremony
Marinette Marine Corporation, 1600 Ely Road, Marinette. Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Marinette Marine on Saturday, October 18, 2014 and speak at the launch ceremony of the seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) USS Detroit. Baldwin has fought for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program, which employs thousands of hardworking Wisconsinites and helps meet our national security needs. The LCS program supports 2,000 Wisconsin jobs and 93 Wisconsin companies supplying parts to build the LCS at Marinette Marine. Baldwin worked with her colleagues on both sides of the aisle to make sure the Senate Appropriations Committee fully funded three ships and included an additional $80 million in advanced procurement for a fourth LCS. The Senate action is an important improvement over the House position, which funded only two ships and would cause disruption in our workforce. Baldwin visited Marinette Marine in August where she met with Marinette Marine Corporation President and CEO Jan Allman and Lockheed Martin Vice President of Littoral Ship Systems Joe North and toured the shipyard including LCS 5 (USS Milwaukee). Contact: press@Baldwin.Senate.gov 10 a.m.
· Madison Out-of-School Time town hall meeting Boys and Girls Club, 4619 Jenewein road, Fitchburg.
· WBCC Million Man March 19th anniversary celebration
Wisconsin Historical Society Museum, 2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee. Join the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce as we Celebrate the 19th Anniversary of the Historic Million Man March! Holy Day of Atonement , Reconciliation and Responsibility Observance 3 p.m.

October 20
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Lisa Subeck for Assembly
Francesca's al Lago, 111 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Madison. Lisa Subeck for State Assembly Campaign Celebration and Fundraiser with Congressman Mark Pocan Suggested contribution at the door: $25 Sponsorship available: $250, 100, or 50 All contributions gratefully accepted RSVP or more information: Lisasubeck@gmail.com Contributions may be mailed to: Friends of Lisa Subeck 818 S. Gammon Rd. #4 Madison, WI 53719 or RSVP on-line at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lsoctev 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Ken Skowronski
WG’s Banquet & Entertainment Center, 3200 S. 103rd St., Greenfield. Special guest Congressman Paul Ryan 12:00-1:30 GENERAL RECEPTION 11:30AM HOST RECEPTION 12:15-1:30PM LUNCH BUFFET + PROGRAM Suggested Contribution $75 per person/ $100 per couple HOST LEVELS $500 GOLD $250 SILVER $150 BRONZE Please make checks out to: Ken Skowronski for Assembly 8642 116th Street Franklin, WI 53132 Please RSVP by October 13th, please email Barb at info@voteforskowronski.com 12 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Robin Vos
Mike and Angelo’s Italian Restaurant, 6214 Washington Ave., Racine. Fundraiser/Pizza Party Reception for Speaker Robin with special guests County Executive Jim Ladwig & State Senate GOP candidate Van Wangaard Suggested minimum contribution $25 for attendee $100 for supporter $250 for major donor 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Sen. Frank Lasee
Riverside Foods, 2520 Wilson St., Two Rivers. Special guest Congressional Candidate Glenn Grothman Suggested Contribution: $40/person | $60/couple Host Levels: Diamond - $1,000 |Platinum - $750 | Gold - $500 |Silver - $250 | Bronze - $125 RSVP to 262-880-3316 or amyjoylasee@yahoo.com Please make checks payable to: Taxpayers for Lasee PO Box 5403 De Pere, WI 54115 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Tracie Happel for Assembly
Tom Sawyer’s Bar & Grill, 136 Clinton St., La Crosse. Special guest State Representative Joan Ballweg Suggested Contribution $50 Please make checks payable to: Happel for Assembly N5653 Mohican Trail Onalaska, WI 54650 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Energy Liberty Forum
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee.
· Wisconsin Women's Council symposium
Edgewater Hotel, 1001 Wisconsin Place, Madison.
· WPUI Energy Utility Basics
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison. Energy Utility Basics is a week-long course that provides an understanding of basic concepts for creating success in today's energy industry. The program covers fundamental knowledge in the electric and gas industries. http://wpui.wisc.edu/?p=2831 8 a.m.
   Other
· Dane County Community Restorative Court coordinator press conference
Villager Mall, Community Room, 2234 S. Park St., Madison. County Leaders to Introduce Community Restorative Court Coordinator; Announce Next Steps Dane County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Corrigan, Supervisor Shelia Stubbs, County Executive Joe Parisi, District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and several key community leaders will introduce Ron Johnson as the coordinator of the new Community Restorative Court and discuss the next steps to getting the restorative justice court up and running on Madison’s south side at 11:00 am on Monday, October 20, 2014 in the Villager Mall Community Room. The next day, a county, community and city team will fly to New York City where they will observe some of the nation’s best community courts and restorative justice centers, as well as the Center for Court Innovation. The trip is partially funded by a grant from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance-National Training and Technical Assistance Branch. Contact: Robert Chappell, 608.334.7829 11 a.m.
· DWD Secretary Newson addresses Wausau Rotary
Jefferson Inn, 201 Jefferson St., Wausau. Secretary Newson to Address Wausau Rotary, Highlight Governor Walker's Workforce Investments, Initiatives, Connecting Job Seekers to Jobs MADISON – Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson will highlight Governor Walker's workforce investments and initiatives on Monday, October 20, 2014, during a luncheon address before the Rotary Club of Wausau. In two years, Governor Walker has directed more than $135 million in workforce investments, funding that includes his Wisconsin Fast Forward initiative to deliver customized, employer-driven training to job seekers and incumbent workers. DWD has announced WFF grants exceeding $6 million, funding projects to help over 6,600 workers gain skills for new jobs or jobs with higher pay. The customized training projects approved so far involve 172 businesses throughout the state. In the weeks ahead, DWD will begin awarding a third round of grants with up to $8 million available for training. 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 12 p.m.
· Manitowoc Co. GOP "Pizza & Politics" with AG candidate Brad Schimel
Holiday Inn, 4601 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc. Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel will visit Manitowoc for “Pizza and Politics” at Tony’s Pizza, 2204 Washington Street, October 20 at 6p. “Pizza and Politics” is intended to be a casual get-together to discuss current issues with like-minded individuals and also engage in friendly debate. Pizza will be provided. The Manitowoc County GOP meets the second Monday of each month. Its next meeting is October 13 at 6:30p at the Manitowoc Holiday Inn with guest speaker Ken Dragotta who will speak about detecting election fraud. It is entirely self-funded via membership dues plus donations and does not receive funds from any other Republican or third party organization. The Manitowoc GOP believes in the Constitution, limited government, low taxes, personal responsibility, free enterprise, accountability of elected officials and support for those who serve this country. For more information, please visit www.manitowocgop.com or call 920.482.7500. Contact Molly Dewane 920.304.6674 mjddewane@att.net 6 p.m.
· Polling experts discuss Walker, Burke race
The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison. With less than a month until Election Day, interest in polling in the race between Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke is heating up, especially given that the race appears to be a dead heat. But how accurate are those polls and what do they tell us about the electorate? The Cap Times has pulled together a group of expert panelists to discuss that question. Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Political Science Department, the forum will take place in the auditorium (Room 121) of The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., on Monday, Oct. 20, 3-4 p.m. The moderator will be Cap Times Managing Editor Chris Murphy. The panelists are: Charles Franklin, a Marquette University law and public policy professor who runs the highly respected Marquette Law School Poll. Brad Jones, a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Political Science Department who has created a polling aggregation model that the Cap Times is using to cover the race. Paul Maslin, a Madison-based Democratic pollster and consultant whose past clients include Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in his 2010 race against Walker, as well as former U.S. Sens. Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl. Michael Wagner, a professor in the UW-Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications who studies political communication. 3 p.m.

October 21
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Dave Heaton for Assembly
The Hills Restaurant, 2002 Poplar Lane, Wausau. Roundtable Fundraiser for Assembly Candidate Dave Heaton with special guest US Senator Ron Johnson. $100 per person Please RSVP with Patricia Rondeau, (715) 359-5480 or email patrondeau@charter.net Please make checks payable to: Friends of David Heaton PO Box 1191 Wausau, WI 54402 12 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Howard Marklein for Senate
Cedar Valley Preserve, 3731 Dolan Road, Spring Green. with special guest Congressman Paul Ryan Host Levels: Gold: $1000/person | Silver: $500/person $100 to attend RSVP to howard@howardmarklein.com PAC no longer accepted Please make checks payable to: Taxpayers for Marklein S11665 Soeldner Road Spring Green, WI 53588 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Todd Novak for Assembly
The Peppercorn, 1421 Mansion Drive, Monroe. Special guest Congressman Paul Ryan Suggested Contribution $100 per person Private Reception with Paul Ryan $250 per person HOST LEVELS $500 GOLD $350 SILVER Please RSVP at Novak4assembly@gmail.com or call Alicia at (608) 572-6789 Please Make checks payable to: Novak for Assembly PO Box 2 Dodgeville, WI 53533 12 p.m.
   State Government
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules executive session
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules public hearing
201 Southeast, State Capitol.
· WEDC Board of Directors Kwik Trip, 1626 Oak St., La Crosse.
   Business Events
· Cleantech Network Forum
Wisconsin Energy Institute, 1552 University Ave., Madison.
· WARF Innovation Awards
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison. Campus inventors, brightest minds gather for prize unveil The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) will reveal the winners of two esteemed science prizes: the WARF Innovation Award for standout inventions, and the WARF Discovery Challenge Award for collaborative research proposals. Winning inventors/teams will receive cash prizes. Who: UW–Madison leaders, faculty, students and researchers are welcome to attend. Leigh Cagan, chief technology commercialization officer for WARF, will be available for questions. Prize details: Innovation Award winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges from among more than 400 invention disclosures submitted to WARF over the past 12 months. The two winning inventor groups each receive a $5,000 award to honor their exceptional creativity. Discovery Challenge Award recipients were selected from among more than 100 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who participated in a research symposium and then submitted collaborative project ideas. The two winning groups will receive funds to assist in carrying out the proposed research. Contact: Ann Muehl Director of Strategic Communications 608.890.1491 amuehl@warf.org 4 p.m.
   Other
· C-SPAN 2014 Cities Tour
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison. Madison to be in National Spotlight C-SPAN and Charter Communications to reveal Madison history and highlight authors during week-long visit Mayor Paul Soglin and Charter Communications will welcome C-SPAN to Madison on Tuesday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. CT at the historic Monona Terrace— as they kick off a visit to record and feature the city’s history and literary life. At Monday’s event, C-SPAN representatives will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored by the national network during their week-long stay. During their time in Madison, C-SPAN representatives will also conduct community outreach. Local segments recorded throughout the week will air on non-fiction book channel Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Charter channels 76 and 997, and 742 in HD) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Charter 88 and 996, and 743 in HD) during C-SPAN’s special Madison weekend November 15-16. Remarks: · Mayor Paul Soglin · David Mollenhoff, Author and Historian · Kim Haas, Regional Communications Director, Central-Pacific, Charter · Debbie Lamb, Coordinating Producer, C-SPAN Cities Tour In partnership with Charter, C-SPAN’s 2014 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 are featuring the literary life and history of each of these selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network. Working with its cable partners, the C-SPAN producing team will take specially outfitted Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) into Madison, Wis., starting Monday, October 20, visiting various literary and historic sites to interview local historians, authors and civic leaders over the week. AIR DATES: Programming recorded in Madison will air on Book TV/C-SPAN2 Charter channels 76 and 997, and 742 in HD and American History TV/C-SPAN3 Charter channels 88 and 996, and 743 in HD on November 15 and 16, 2014. C-SPAN is available in Madison on Charter channels 12 and 740 in HD. For more information, visit the C-SPAN Cities Tour website and the C-SPAN Cities Tour Twitter page. 10 a.m.
· Jordahl Public Lands Lecture with environmental historian William Cronon
Shannon Hall, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St., Madison.
· Milwaukee Rotary Club: UN Day: Joe Cirincione of Ploughshares Fund
Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee. US and Iranian negotiators may be just weeks away from an historic agreement to contain and limit Iran's nuclear program. But the region is now thrust into new wars and shifting alliances as ISIS militants pour out of a disintegrating Syria, laying claim to vast tracts of Iraq. The United States finds itself in a de facto tactical alliance with Iran as Revolutionary Guard forces fight ISIS on the ground while US airpower strikes from above. Can ISIS be stopped? Will negotiators strike a deal before the November 24 deadline? Can any deal truly prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb? Would a deal open the door to a broader U.S.-Iranian rapprochement? Joseph Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation, and a member of Secretary Jon Kerry's International Security Advisory Board, tracks this issues closely and will share his answers to these and other crucial questions. The A.D. Robertson Fund of the United Nations is a special fund within the RCM Community Trust created by the family of past president Robbie Robertson to provide educational programming to Rotarians and the community about the humanitarian and peace building work of the United Nations. This program will honor the 69th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· Move Wisconsin Alliance press conference
Sheboygan Senior Center, 428 Wisconsin Ave., Sheboygan. Move to a Better Balance for Wisconsin’s Transportation Needs Move Wisconsin Alliance to Conduct Community Presentations Statewide The Move Wisconsin Alliance will be hosting presentations throughout the state to highlight how we can better balance Wisconsin’s transportation funding to more accurately reflect today’s needs and priorities. Wisconsin faces big transportation challenges in funding local roads, highways, transit and other community mobility options. State funding for local transportation needs has been declining for years and has resulted in deteriorating infrastructure, inadequate maintenance, and transit service cuts in many Wisconsin communities. The Move Wisconsin presentation will explore the challenges we face, delve into funding issues, and offer thoughts on better balancing Wisconsin’s transportation priorities. Contact: Carrie Porter, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources(608) 228-8092, Carrie.Porter@gwaar.org 6 p.m.
· UNA-USA Dane County award presentation Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison.
· UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Search and Screen Committee
1720 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.

October 22
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for David Steffen for Assembly
Home of Any & Doug Polasky, 1466 Finch Lane, Ashwaubenon. With special guest US Senator Ron Johnson. Suggested Contribution $100 Please RSVP at steffen4wisconsin@gmail.com 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Evan Goyke
Tempest Oyster Bar, 120 E. Wilson St., Madison. All Contributions Welcome 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Study Committee on the Student Achievement Guarantee in Education Program
411 South, State Capitol.
   Business Events
· Global Business Series: China
Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison.
· Manufacturing First Expo & Conference
KI Convention Center, Green Bay. (APPLETON, WI) – Oct. 17, 2014 – If you said manufacturing comes first in Northeast Wisconsin, you would be on the mark. It’s no stretch to say the region is an epicenter for manufacturing in the United States: Northeast Wisconsin employs 23 percent of its workforce in non-agricultural manufacturing. That’s higher than the state average of 16.3 percent – which is neck-and-neck for the top spot with Indiana, at 16.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (The national average is 9 percent.) The high profile of manufacturing in Northeast Wisconsin makes it a natural place to host a major conference for those in the industry, and what better time than in October, Manufacturing Month? The fourth annual Manufacturing First Expo & Conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. Coordinated by First Business in partnership with the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance and Insight Publications, Manufacturing First is expected to again draw some 800 attendees. “Manufacturing is an important component of Wisconsin’s economy, particularly in Northeast Wisconsin, where 23% of all of the jobs are in manufacturing,” says Mickey Noone, President – Northeast Region of First Business Bank. “The goal of this event is to connect manufacturers to share knowledge, experiences and issues that impact their businesses.” What sets Manufacturing First apart from other conferences is that more than 60 percent of its 160 exhibitors are manufacturers, says Ann Franz, executive director of the NEW Manufacturing Alliance. “That’s one-stop shopping” for manufacturers seeking to meet their peers. “We also have international speakers.” Four featured speakers will present a wide variety of topics: * Seth Mattison, founder and CEO of Futuresight Labs and strategic partner at BridgeWorks, LLC will present, “Engineering Next Generation Talent.” * Diego Tamburini, manufacturing industry strategist with Autodesk (parent company of AutoCad), will talk about “The Future Factory.” * Greg Morris, additive technologies leader of GE Aviation, will present “3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing, Present & Future.” * Steve Sakai, president of CMD Corporation, will discuss, “How to Develop an Innovative Culture.” Breakout sessions will explore topics such as how to prepare for a retiring workforce and the advantages of deploying quick response manufacturing. Booth talks, held within the expo hall, will offer information on exporting opportunities, risk management, succession planning and disaster preparedness. Food for thought on optimizing energy management programs will be the topic during the noon “lunch and learn” session. “The event features technical expertise but we also have a strong emphasis on human capital,” Franz says. “We can’t be short-sighted that baby boomers are retiring in large numbers and that talent is leaving our workforce. How do we capture that knowledge before they leave? In 2020, 36 percent of the population will be over age 65, so this is a critical issue for industry.” A strength in Wisconsin manufacturing is the diversity of industries, Franz adds. “We’re not just about auto, plastics or paper – which some people think – but we have a diversification of industry sectors.” Also unique to Manufacturing First is that many high-level executives attend. “We’ll have people from all levels of their organizations, from CEOs and executives to plan managers, IT specialist, marketing and human resources leaders.” Among the 800-some attendees expected will be about 120 high school students, considered a key demographic as manufacturers look to introduce the jobs they need to fill with the next generation. Admission is $95 for the all-day event. Those who register will receive a roster of all attendees so they can plan to make the most of the networking part of the day. The event is presented by First Business, in partnership with the NEW Manufacturing Alliance and Insight Publications. Top level sponsors include: Baker Tilly, M3 Insurance, WMEP, Schneider Electric and Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. Members of the media are invited to attend Manufacturing First at no cost. Request a free ticket in advance by calling Jodie Johnson of First Business at 608-232-5910. TO REGISTER: Go to www.manufacturingfirst.com CONTACT: Ann Franz, Director NEW Manufacturing Alliance Ann.franz@nwtc.edu (920) 498-5587 Mickey Noone, Regional President First Business Bank Northeast 3919 W. Prospect Ave., Appleton mnoone@firstbusiness.com (920) 993-6600 7 a.m.
· Marketplace 2014
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
· Marketplace 2014 Small Business Academy
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
· MMAC: Investing and succeeding at doing business in Canada
Global Water Center 247 W. Freshwater Way, Milwaukee.
· PDS 2014 Technology Conference
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· The Business Council luncheon: Tanzanian Ambassador Liberata Mulamula
University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Bipartisan voter education forum
Marshfield Public Library, 211 E. 2nd St., Marshfield. The forum will address three referendum questions on the November ballot: Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 (advisory only), asking the governor to accept federal funding for BadgerCare (advisory only) and amending the state constitution on segregating transportation-generated funds. Two speakers will discuss both sides of the issue, helping voters to make informed decisions. Voter education forum speakers will be Todd Berry, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance executive director, and Ed Miller, UW-Stevens Point political science professor. For more information, please contact: Dan Wald, Republican Party 715-676-2363 Chris Jockheck, Democratic Party 715-573-8022 WIPPS 715-261-6368 6:30 p.m.
· DWD recognition event
Davians Banquet and Conference Center, N56 W16300 Silver Spring Drive, Menomonee Falls. Assistant Deputy Secretary Anderson to Honor Local Businesses for Hiring People with Disabilities MADISON – On Wednesday, October 22, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Assistant Deputy Secretary Dave Anderson will participate in a recognition event for local employers where he will present Exemplary Employer Awards as part of Disability Employment Awareness Month, which Governor Walker proclaimed for the month of October. The Exemplary Employer Award acknowledges local businesses that recruit and hire job seekers with disabilities. The award presentation will take place at 8:30 a.m. at Davians Banquet and Conference Center, N56 W16300 Silver Spring Drive, Menomonee Falls. Governor Walker proclaimed 2014 as the Year of A Better Bottom Line to highlight successful operations thanks in part to the contributions of people with disabilities, while urging other businesses to consider a skilled and capable workforce. 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.
· Madison Rotary Club: Edgewood College President Scott Flanagan
Inn on the Park, Madison. Edgewood College President Scott Flanagan is to present "Who Really is the Face of Edgewood College?" Rotary meetings are open to members, invited guests and media. 12 p.m.
· Mary Burke visits UW-Stout
302 10th Ave. E., Menomonie. Mary Burke, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin, is scheduled to visit UW-Stout on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Burke is scheduled to arrive at 12:45 p.m. and hold a media availability in the amphitheater on the east side of the Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave. E. An alternative site will be designated in case of bad weather. She then is scheduled to visit the Discovery Center Digital Fabrication Laboratory or Fab Lab, room 132 in the Applied Arts Building. From there, Burke is scheduled to tour Jarvis Hall science building and visit biology Professor Ann Parsons and students in her cadaver laboratory. Burke is scheduled to leave campus at 1:30 p.m. after a short meeting with UW-Stout officials. Along with the media availability, coverage is invited at the Fab Lab and other tour aspects of the visit. An area has been designated for media parking in Lot 18, south of 10th Avenue and east of Jarvis Hall, on the UW-Stout campus. “We are honored to have Mary Burke come to campus to learn about how UW-Stout prepares students to help grow Wisconsin’s economy,” said Chancellor Bob Meyer. “We are proud of our 97 percent employment rate for graduates and look forward to explaining our success to Ms. Burke.” Contact: Doug Mell 715-232-1198 or melld@uwstout.edu 12:45 p.m.
· Move Wisconsin Alliance press conference
Ho-Chunk Three Rivers House, 724 Main St., La Crosse. Move to a Better Balance for Wisconsin’s Transportation Needs Move Wisconsin Alliance to Conduct Community Presentations Statewide The Move Wisconsin Alliance will be hosting presentations throughout the state to highlight how we can better balance Wisconsin’s transportation funding to more accurately reflect today’s needs and priorities. Wisconsin faces big transportation challenges in funding local roads, highways, transit and other community mobility options. State funding for local transportation needs has been declining for years and has resulted in deteriorating infrastructure, inadequate maintenance, and transit service cuts in many Wisconsin communities. The Move Wisconsin presentation will explore the challenges we face, delve into funding issues, and offer thoughts on better balancing Wisconsin’s transportation priorities. Contact: Carrie Porter, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources(608) 228-8092, Carrie.Porter@gwaar.org 7 p.m.
· MPC Newsmaker Luncheon
Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· PSC Wind Siting Council Flambeau River Conference Room, 610 N. Whitney Way, Madison.
· Reach Out Wisconsin 79th AD debate Fitzgerald's Restaurant, 3112 Parmenter St., Middleton.
· Special Regent Committee for the UW Colleges & UW-Extension Chancellor Search
1920 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
· U.S. Sen. Johnson Wisconsin Manufacturing Month event
Arrowhead Conveyer, 3255 Medalist Drive, Oshkosh.

October 23
   Fundraisers
· ADCC fundraiser
Top of the Park, Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St., Madison. Please Join Senator Tammy Baldwin and other Democratic Alumni of the Wisconsin Assembly At an Event to Benefit the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee Sponsorship levels: Premiere host: $3,000 Host: $1,000 Sponsor: $500 Friend: $250 Minimum Suggested Contribution: $100 All contributions gratefully accepted Please send contributions to: ADCC, PO Box 814, Madison, WI 53701 or contribute online: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/adccalumni14 Give us a call at 608-258-9225 with any questions. Senator Tammy Baldwin is appearing at this event only as a special guest. Senator Tammy Baldwin is not asking for funds or donations. 5 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Joe Sanfelippo
Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. You Are Invited to Join Michael Grebe and Sheldon Lubar To Co-Host A Fundraising Luncheon For State Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R - New Berlin) 15th State Assembly District With Guest Speaker: Tim Sheehy, President of the MMAC "A Vision for Development in Downtown Milwaukee" Co-Host Opportunities at the following Levels: Gold Level: $500 Silver Level: $250 Bronze Level: $100 To sign up as a co-host, please call Vicky at (262) 439-9223, or e-mail victory@victoryservices.biz Checks should be made payable to: Sanfelippo for Assembly and Mailed to: 20770 W Coffee Rd., New Berlin, WI 53146 11:30 a.m.
· Fundraiser for Rep. Mark Born
Home of Betty and Jon Litscher, 300 Starkweather Drive, Beaver Dam. special guest RPW Chairman Brad Courtney Suggested contribution $30/person $50/couple All donations graciously accepted Please RSVP to votemarkborn@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
· Reception for Brad Schimel for AG
Madison Club, 5 E. Wilson St., Madison. $1,000 – Platinum Host , $500 – Gold Host, or $250 – Silver Host PAC contributions are welcome Please make checks payable to: Schimel for Attorney General, P.O. Box 2287, Waukesha, WI 53187 Contact: Mike Austin at (608) 661-0777 or mike@persuasionpartners.com 5 p.m.
· Reception for Rep. Daniel Riemer
Burke's Irish Castle, 5328 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee. Host: $500 | Sponsor: $250 | Friend: $100 All contributions gratefully accepted RSVP to riemerforassembly@gmail.com Please make checks payable to: Riemer for Assembly 3721 W. Oklahoma Ave. #7 Milwaukee, WI 53215 5 p.m.
   State Government
· Steering Committee for Symposia Series on Supporting Healthy Early Brain Development
300 Southeast, State Capitol.
· Study Committee on Adoption Disruption and Dissolution
1 E. Main St., Suite 401, Madison.
   Business Events
· Marketplace 2014
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
· Midwest Engineering Systems ribbon cutting ceremony
W238N1800 Rockwood Drive, Pewaukee. Governor Scott Walker to Attend Midwest Engineering System’s Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Due to company expansion, Midwest Engineering Systems has relocated its corporate headquarters to a larger 100,000 square foot facility in Pewaukee, WI. Midwest Engineering Systems has invited Governor Scott Walker to help celebrate the grand opening by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and a tour of the new manufacturing facility. Other local officials that will be in attendance include: Waukesha County Executive Dan Varakas, Wisconsin State Representative Adam Neylon, & Waukesha County Board Supervisor David Swan. About Midwest Engineering Systems: Midwest Engineering Systems Inc. provides custom machines, integrated systems, automation/robotic solutions, and production lines to manufactures globally. Our engineering staff has technical expertise, a diverse knowledge base, and has built thousands of integrated automation systems over the last 23 years. Not only does MWES provide the new equipment, but also new process development, training, support, service, maintenance, and retrofits for all of a factory’s manufacturing equipment. Contact: Lauren Rozman 414-327-0000 ext 1847 Laurenr@mwes.com 10:30 a.m.
· PDS 2014 Technology Conference
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive, Madison.
· Studying Wisconsin: The life of Increase Lapham
Birge Hall, UW-Madison. Tour the life of Increase Lapham, Wisconsin's "first scientist" and one of the original founders of the Wisconsin Academy, with Martha Bergland and Paul G. Hayes, coauthors of the new Wisconsin Historical Society Press biography Studying Wisconsin: The Life of Increase Lapham - early chronicler of plants, rocks, rivers, mounds, and all things Wisconsin. Held in UW–Madison's Birge Hall from 6–8:00 pm on Thursday, October 23, this free talk by Bergland and Hayes highlights Lapham's work in botany, geology, and the natural sciences and feature guided mini-tours of the herbarium's collection area prior to the talk. Guided mini-tours begin in the lobby at 6:00 pm and will continue until the talk begins at 6:45 pm. Dr. Kenneth Cameron, Director of the Wisconsin State Herbarium and a professor of Botany at UW–Madison, begins the evening discussion at 6:45 pm with a brief introduction of Lapham's contributions to and continuing legacy at the University of Wisconsin. A book signing will follow Bergland and Hayes' talk, and light refreshments will be served. Co-hosted by the Wisconsin Academy, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, Wisconsin State Herbarium, and Wisconsin Book Festival, this Academy Evening with Increase Lapham is free and open to the public with advance online registration. For more information on this talk, parking suggestions, and handicapped access directions, contact the Wisconsin Historical Society Press at whspress@wisconsinhistory.org or 608-264-6465. 6 p.m.
· WARF Entrepreneurons: The importance of intellectual property
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard St., Madison.
   Other
· 6th CD debate
EAA Museum, 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh. 8 a.m.
· Move Wisconsin Alliance press conference
Marathon County Library, 300 N. First St., Wausau. Move to a Better Balance for Wisconsin’s Transportation Needs Move Wisconsin Alliance to Conduct Community Presentations Statewide The Move Wisconsin Alliance will be hosting presentations throughout the state to highlight how we can better balance Wisconsin’s transportation funding to more accurately reflect today’s needs and priorities. Wisconsin faces big transportation challenges in funding local roads, highways, transit and other community mobility options. State funding for local transportation needs has been declining for years and has resulted in deteriorating infrastructure, inadequate maintenance, and transit service cuts in many Wisconsin communities. The Move Wisconsin presentation will explore the challenges we face, delve into funding issues, and offer thoughts on better balancing Wisconsin’s transportation priorities. Contact: Carrie Porter, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources(608) 228-8092, Carrie.Porter@gwaar.org 6 p.m.

October 24
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Mark Elliott for Assembly
Oshkosh Grand Opera House, 100 High Ave., Oshkosh. Special guest Governor Tommy Thompson Suggested Contribution $55.00 - For Mark Elliott’s 55th Birthday Please make checks payable to: Mark Elliott for the 54th 1010 W. 20th Avenue Oshkosh, WI 54904 Please RSVP with Justin Phillips at (262) 617-3893 or by email at Justin.phillips86@gmail.com 5:30 p.m.
   Other
· Attorney general debate
Sponsored by Wisconsin Public TV, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and WPR.
· Milwaukee Media Hall of Fame 2014
Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.

October 25
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Jeff Smith for Assembly Home of Rich and Cindy White, 3615 Wintergreen Court, Eau Claire.
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore Savoy's, 2901 N. 5th St., Milwaukee.
   Other
· Community Brainstorming Conference

October 26
   Fundraisers
· ADCC fundraiser
Royal India Restaurant, 3400 S. 27th St., Milwaukee. Please Join Assembly Democratic Leader Rep. Peter Barca and Senior Member Rep. Josh Zepnick At an event to benefit the Assembly Democratic Campaign Committee. Share some great Indian food, and support Democrats gaining seats in the State Assembly – one week from Election Day! All contributions gratefully accepted. Please send contributions to: ADCC, PO Box 814, Madison, WI 53701 or contribute online: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/assemblydemsmkeoct14 Give us a call at 608-258-9225 with any questions. 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Tracie Happel for Assembly
Features, 1425 W. City Highway 16, West Salem. Suggested Contribution $50 Please make checks payable to: Happel for Assembly N5653 Mohican Trail Onalaska, WI 54650 6 p.m.

October 27
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Ron Kind
Brocach Irish Pub, 7 W. Main St., Madison. Sponsorships Available Host $1,000 | Co-Host $500 | Friend $250 Suggested Contribution $50 Checks may be made out to: Kind for Congress and sent to: P.O. Box 184 La Crosse, WI 54602 To sponsor please contact Zach at (715) 937-2489 or email Zach@gstrategiesllc.com 5:30 p.m.
· Fundraiser for Van Wanggaard for Senate
Highway 20 Outhouse, 14001 Washington Ave., Sturtevant. Special guest Congressman Paul Ryan $50 per person to attend RSVP to info@voteforvan.com Please make checks payable to: Friends of Van Wanggaard 1246 Blaine Ave Racine, WI 53405 12 p.m.
   State Government
· UW Board of Regents
1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison.
   Other
· Marquette University panel discussion
Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Marquette’s response to the civil rights movement topic of panel discussion Event concludes formal Presidential Inauguration events for Michael R. Lovell MILWAUKEE – Five panelists, each of whom played a distinct role in the promotion of social justice by supporting the civil rights movement in the 1960s, will tell the story of Marquette’s response to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the spring of 1968, the founding of Marquette’s Educational Opportunity Program in 1969 and how the university helped take the program nationwide by creating the Council for Opportunity in Education in 1981. The event will be Monday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave. Free and open to the public, it is a ticketed event. Tickets can be reserved by calling University Special Events at (414) 288-7431. Mike Gousha, award-winning journalist and distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will lead the discussion with the five panelists: T. Michael Bolger, president emeritus of the Medical College of Wisconsin and 1960s civil rights activist Dr. Arnold Mitchem, member of the Marquette University Board of Trustees, founding director of the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University and retired president of the Council for Opportunity in Education Dr. Theresa Perry, professor of education at Simmons College and former senior counselor in the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University Maureen Hoyler, president of the Council for Opportunity in Education, former senior staff member of the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University Dr. Hal D. Payne, vice president for student affairs, Buffalo State SUNY, and former chair of the board of the Council for Opportunity in Education Contact: Andy Brodzeller (414) 288-0286 andrew.brodzeller@maquette.edu 4 p.m.
· MOSES, justifieDANGER Coalition forum Fountain of Life Church, 633 W. Badger Road, Madison.
· Public Policy Forum Viewpoint Luncheon: Milwaukee County’s Future at the County Grounds
· Public records and open meetings laws seminar
American Family Training Center – Auditorium, Building A 6000 American Family Drive, Madison.

October 28
   State Government
· Government Accountability Board
212 E. Washington Ave., Madison.
   Business Events
· AACC: The Business of Building Milwaukee The Big Eazy, 2053 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Milwaukee.
· Milwaukee Jewish Federation Economic Forum Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee.
· WIN-Madison
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Dr., Madison.
   Other
· 29th Senate District debate
Veninga Theatre, UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau. Incumbent Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon City) will face Democratic challenger Paul DeMain, a Hayward businessman, journalist and member of the La Courte Oreilles Tribe. 7 p.m.
· Doug La Follette Environmental Speakers Program Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., Madison.
· Marquette Law School "On the Issues"
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
· MMAC Leadership Dialogue: Milwaukee Co. Exec. Chris Abele
756 N. Milwaukee St., Suite 400, Milwaukee.

October 29
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser in support of Mary Burke
Home of Joe McCormick and Jane Carroll, 3310 Lake Mendota Drive, Madison. Ticket: $100 Supporter: $250 Friend of Mary: $500 Sponsor: $1,000 Checks payable to Burke for Wisconsin Mail to: P.O. Box 2479, Madison, WI 53701 ATTN: Alex Kreger, 10/29 5:30 p.m.
   State Government
· Natural Resources Board
GEF 2, Room G09, 101 S. Webster St., Madison.
   Business Events
· St. Norbert College Center for Business & Economic Analysis presentation
Bemis International Center, De Pere. CENTER FOR BUSINESS & ECONOMIC ANALYSIS TO HOST PRESENTATION AND NETWORKING EVENT DE PERE, WIS.: The Center for Business & Economic Analysis (CBEA), a part of the Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics at St. Norbert College, will present its Fall 2014 Economic Outlook presentation and networking event on Wednesday, Oct. 29. The event will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. in room 20AB of the Bemis International Center on the college campus. The event will consist of a 45-minute presentation on current conditions in the national, state and local economies. The presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question-and-answer session and a networking reception, at which beverages and appetizers will be served. The event will be conducted by St. Norbert College’s best and brightest business and economics students, alongside assistant professor of economics Marc Schaffer and assistant professor of business administration Jamie O’Brien, who serve as the CBEA’s directors. The event is free and open to the public. The mission of the Center for Business and Economic Analysis (CBEA) is to provide a link between the business and economics departments of St. Norbert College and the local business and nonprofit community. The CBEA plans to offer two economic-outlook presentations a year, one per semester, and offer pro bono consulting to the local community. For more information, contact Marc Schaffer at marc.schaffer@snc.edu. 5:30 p.m.
· Wisconsin Energy Institute 2014 Energy Summit
Discovery Building and Union South, UW-Madison.
   Other
· Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation Annual Dialogue
· 7th Congressional District debate
Veninga Theatre, UW Center for Civic Engagement, 625 Stewart Ave., Wausau. Incumbent Congressman Sean Duffy (R-Wausau) debates Democrat Kelly Westlund, an Ashland small business owner. 7 p.m.
· Attorney general debate
State Bar Center, 5302 Eastpark Blvd., Madison. Madison, WI – The State Bar of Wisconsin is partnering with WISC-TV and WisPolitics to host a debate between the Wisconsin Attorney General candidates on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel will debate before an audience at the State Bar Center in Madison. Audience seating for the debate is limited. To attend the debate as an audience member, please call (800) 728-7788 or email rsvp@wisbar.org by Tuesday, Oct. 21. In your email, please use "Attorney General Debate 2014" as your subject line and include the following information: Name and guest name(s) State Bar ID number for you and your guest(s) (if applicable) Phone Number Email Address Pre-debate reception at 5:30 p.m. Debate at 7:00 p.m. CONTACT: Andrea Gage, J.D. (608) 250-6025 agage@wisbar.org 7 p.m.

October 30
   Fundraisers
· Fundraiser for Tracie Happel for Assembly
Tog Dawg’s, N8292 State Road 108, Mindoro. Suggested Contribution $50 Please make checks payable to: Happel for Assembly N5653 Mohican Trail Onalaska, WI 54650 6 p.m.
· Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan
Cardinal Bar, 418 E. Wisconsin St., Madison. Congressman Mark Pocan will be holding an event in Madison on Thursday, October 30th. Sponsorships Available: Host: $1,000 | Co-Host: $500 | Friend: $250 Sponsor: $100 RSVP to Alison at Alison@Gstrategiesllc.com or (414) 426-6188 5:30 p.m.
   Business Events
· Transform Milwaukee Jobs Program information session
756 N. Milwaukee St., Ste. 400, Milwaukee.
   Other
· 3rd Congressional District debate
Dreyfus University Center, 1015 Reserve St, Stevens Point. Incumbent Ron Kind (D-LaCrosse) will square off with Republican challenger Tony Kurtz, a small business owner from Prairie du Chien. 7 p.m.
· 6th CD debate
Plymouth High School, 125 S. Highland Ave., Plymouth. 7 p.m.
· DATCP food export seminar
Waukesha County Technical College, 800 Main St., Pewaukee.

October 31
   Fundraisers
· GWEN PAC fundraiser
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. You are Cordially Invited to Join GWEN PAC at a fundraiser benefiting our endorsed candidates for the 2014 cycle at a concert with Fleetwood Mac 7:30 p.m. (concert starts at 8:00 pm) Suggested Levels of Support: $1,500 One Suite Ticket • $2,500 Two Suite Tickets $5,000 Four Suite Tickets Contributions made payable to GWEN PAC For more information or to RSVP, please contact Chris Trull at 337-377-5857 or chris@christrullfundraising.com GWEN PAC c/o Evans & Katz 600 Pennsylvania Ave SE, #340, Washington, DC 20003 7:30 p.m.

November 1
   Other
· WASAL passenger pigeon symposium: Billions to none
Union South, Marquee Theater, 1308 W. Dayton St., Madison.
· WASAL passenger pigeon symposium: The savage passengers
Morphy Hall, Mosse Humanities Building, 455 N. Park St., Madison.

November 2
· Milwaukee Admirals/WisPolitics.com to hold gubernatorial straw poll
   Other
· WASAL passenger pigeon symposium: The Columbiad
Mills Concert Hall, Mosse Humanities Building, 455 N. Park St., Madison.

November 3
   Other
· Milwaukee County Board budget hearing
Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee.

November 6
   Other
· Wisconsin Fall Tourism Convention

November 7
   Other
· Wisconsin Fall Tourism Convention

November 8
   Other
· Wisconsin Green Party Fall membership meeting

November 11
   Business Events
· MMAC: Cyber Security -- The real threat to small business and how to safeguard your company
University Club of Milwaukee, 924 E. Wells St., Milwaukee.
· St. Norbert College CEO Breakfast and Strategy Series F.K. Bemis International Center, De Pere.
   Other
· On the Issues: Milwaukee’s Foreclosure Crisis

November 12
   Business Events
· 2014 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium
· EAA “Soaring for Success” series: Google's Darren Pleasance
Eagle Hangar, EAA AirVenture Museum, 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh. TOP GOOGLE EXECUTIVE SHARES INNOVATIONS, BUSINESS INSIGHTS, MORE AT NOVEMBER 12 PRESENTATION AT EAA Tickets now available for EAA’s inaugural “Soaring for Success” series session EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (October 15, 2014) — Northeast Wisconsin businesspeople have a unique opportunity to learn proven ways to get and keep business when Darren Pleasance, Leader of Google’s Global Customer Acquisitions Team, opens the Experimental Aircraft Association’s new “Soaring for Success” speaker series on Wednesday, November 12, at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh. Pleasance will highlight some of Google’s renowned innovations, such as Google Glass, self-driving cars, Project Loon online access for rural and remote areas, and more. He will also focus on how Google’s teams work with companies in all industries to harness the power of digital marketing to attract, grow and retain customers. Pleasance will relate the lessons learned by Google to businesses of any size who seek to gain and keep customers, as well as how to build and retain great teams. Prior to joining Google, Pleasance was based in Palo Alto, California, as a partner in the international consulting firm McKinsey & Company. He is also an EAA member who has more than 6,000 hours of flight time as a flight instructor, charter pilot, corporate pilot and Alaska bush pilot. Pleasance also is a board member for the International Aerobatic Club and served as president of the Northern California Aerobatic Club. “Google is at the leading edge of innovation for technology and business, and what they’ve learned can be applied for nearly every business or professional,” said Mary Ann Dilling, EAA’s director of events and hospitality. “Darren Pleasance will give an insider’s look into these business growth techniques and innovations in a session right here in Oshkosh.” EAA’s Soaring for Success educational experiences are designed to give area businesspeople access to some of today’s best and brightest within the business world. Speakers include those who are familiar to EAA and Oshkosh through their connections with aviation, but come from diverse areas of business that can directly benefit both large and small companies and organizations. Tickets are now available for the event, which begins with 7:30 a.m. registration followed by an 8 a.m. hour-long program on November 12 in the EAA museum’s Eagle Hangar. The $35 per person registration includes continental breakfast, the presentation, a question-and-answer session with Pleasance, and a full day’s admission to the museum. Additional information and online registration are available at www.eaa.org/museum. The event is co-sponsored by Insight Publications, Oshkosh Northwestern Media, WOSH 1490 AM, and Oshkosh Community Media Services. About EAA EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 185,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with www.twitter.com/EAAupdate. 8 a.m.
· Family Business First Initiative of Northeast Wisconsin event
St. Norbert College, De Pere. October 20, 2014 - Green Bay, WI: The Family Business First Initiative of Northeast Wisconsin will be hosting an educational event for family businesses in our area. The topic is Recruiting & Engaging the Non-Family Manager & Leader, and the speaker is David Ransburg, of the Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. The event is November 12 at St. Norbert College, and runs from 7:30am to 9:15am. Tickets are just $35. Registration deadline is Friday, November 7. The event is open to the public. Details and registration can be found at: www.familybusinessfirst.com 7:30 a.m.

November 13
   Business Events
· 2014 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium
· WGBA Transformation Awards Reception Oconomowoc Community Center, 220 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc.
· Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce Wedding Expo
Radisson Milwaukee West, 2303 N. Mayfair Road, Wauwatosa. MILWAUKEE -- The award-winning Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, which this week is celebrating its two year anniversary, has announced that it will be holding an LGBT Wedding Expo on Thursday, November 13 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Radisson Milwaukee West. “With marriage equality pending in Wisconsin, we want to help couples prepare for their special day by finding vendors that share their values,” said Jason Rae, executive director of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The LGBT Wedding Expo will feature Chamber members from a variety of wedding related industries, including venues, travel planners, musical entertainment, caterers, and more. “We are excited about the economic impact that marriage equality will have on our state and specifically for our LGBT owned and allied businesses,” added Rae. “Marriage equality has the opportunity to add significant revenue streams for our businesses to help them grow and prosper.” The LGBT Wedding Expo 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. Jason will be available for interviews between now and the event in November. More information is also available online at www.wislgbtweddings.com. 4 p.m.

November 14
   Other
· WisPolitics.com: Post-Election Party with POLITICO's Mike Allen and others
Brink Lounge,701 E. Washington Ave., Madison. The Wisconsin Counties Association is an initial sponsor of this event. Contact Colin for sponsor info at schmies@wispolitics.com This event features ... -- National political landscape analysis by Mike Allen, POLITICO's chief White House correspondent and author of the must-read morning newsletter "Playbook'' and host of POLITICO's event series Playbook Breakfast. See Allen's bio: http://www.politico.com/reporters/MikeAllen.html -- Remarks by Wisconsin elected officials -- Live music -- Food, soft drinks and two drink vouchers for beer, wine or cocktails TIME AND DATE: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m, Friday Nov. 14 LOCATION: Brink Lounge on East Washington Avenue in Madison within blocks of the state Capitol. 701 E Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703 (608) 661-8599 PARKING: Free parking at the back of the building, across the street at the paint store or in the MG&E ``Good Neighbor'' lot a block away. Street parking too. See location: http://www.thebrinklounge.com/contact/ COST: $15 for subscribers/$30 for non-subscribers Buy your ticket now: Go to http://payment.wispolitics.com and enter "Nov. 14 party" in the purpose of payment box WASHINGTON, D.C. --> FEEDBACK ON EVENTS AND SPONSOR INFORMATION Contact: schmies@wispolitics.com 5 p.m.

November 16
   Other
· National Quality Education Conference
Hyatt Regency, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.

November 17
   Other
· National Quality Education Conference
Hyatt Regency, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee.

November 19
   Other
· Marquette Law School, College of Education conference: 'The Future of Catholic K–12 Education'
Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee.

December 2
   Business Events