Sheboygan businessman says he may seek Democratic nod for governor


Sheboygan businessman Kurt Kober has registered a campaign committee to run for governor as a Democrat. Kober said in a statement that he is still deciding whether to get into the race and wanted to spend time meeting people across the state first. Kober is a director with the Clorox Company. > Wisconsin State Journal

Paul Ryan to hold first town hall in nearly two years and these priests want to be there


The Rev. Tony Russo would like to be in the room when Paul Ryan holds his CNN “town hall” Monday evening in Racine. That’s because Russo is among 12 members of the Priests of the Sacred Heart in Franklin who over the past few months have engaged Ryan on the issue of immigration. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Rep. Chris Taylor: Big Coal burns bright at right-wing ALEC conference


Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison) has attended the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) every year since 2013 and regularly reports back her observations. This year we’re running three op/eds Taylor has written about the experience. > Cap Times

‘Right to try’ bills gaining ground in Wisconsin, federally


Proposals allowing those with life-threatening illnesses to get unapproved, experimental drugs are making headway at the federal and state levels. Sen. Ron Johnson’s  so-called “right to try” bill recently passed the U.S. Senate, and a similar bill passed the Wisconsin Assembly in March, though the Wisconsin Medical Society opposes the bills. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Tammy Baldwin schedules Baileys Harbor visit, will answer questions


Sen. Tammy Baldwin will greet constituents at Baileys Harbor Town Hall on Aug. 21, from 6 pm to 7 pm. Music will be provided from 5-5:45 pm and poetry will be read from 5:50-6 pm. State Senator Dave Hansen will introduce Sen. Baldwin and attendees will have opportunities to ask questions. > Door County Pulse

NW Wisconsin attorney pitches $3 billion investment in ‘Wisconn’ instead of Foxconn


If Gov. Walker and the Legislature are willing to spend $3 billion to buy 3,000 jobs in the southeastern corner of the state, they will be really excited to see how they can put money in taxpayers’ hands all around the state, and increase their quality of living as well, under the deal I’m calling “Wisconn.” > Cap Times

Ohio Gov. Kasich says his state still chasing Foxconn, while blasting Wisconsin’s deal


Ohio Gov. John Kasich confirmed this week that the state continues to court Foxconn for an investment in Ohio, while tossing a jab at the $3 billion package Wisconsin has offered: “I’ll tell you one thing: It’s not going to take us 40 years to make back the investment we make. We don’t buy deals.” > Milwaukee Business Journal