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

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

‘Iron Stache’ wants to ask a question at Ryan’s CNN ‘town hall’


Paul Ryan challenger Randy Bryce is trying to attend Ryan’s town hall meeting next week. Bryce said he’s submitted questions for the CNN-hosted town hall Ryan will hold August 21 in Racine, but added that, because CNN will decide the attendees and whose questions will be asked, it was “by definition NOT a public town hall.” > Roll Call

Paul Ryan to host CNN town hall at Racine Theatre Guild next week


House Speaker Paul Ryan is scheduled to host a town hall meeting in Racine next week, one which will have a live audience. Scheduled to take place at 8 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Racine Theatre Guild, the town hall will be televised on CNN and anchored by CNN’s Jake Tapper. > Racine Journal Times

Returning to Wisconsin with little to show constituents, Paul Ryan feels some heat


With a dysfunctional Congress on recess, House Speaker Paul Ryan has turned his focus back home, touring flood-damaged areas and visiting local businesses in Wisconsin. But he can’t escape the questions about why Republicans in charge of Washington aren’t delivering. > Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin officials sell Foxconn deal as ‘transformational’ in public hearing


Making liberal use of words like “transformational” and “historic,” state officials made the case Thursday for spending $3 billion to bring a massive manufacturing facility to southeastern Wisconsin. But Democrats’ skepticism came through during hours of public testimony. > The Cap Times

Public hearing on Foxconn bill Thursday

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The Wisconsin legislature will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 3, at 1:30 pm on proposed legislation needed to seal the deal with Foxconn. The hearing will be held at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Room 412 East. You can find this and many other  events on our constantly updated BlueWisconsin calendar page.