UP: Bike sharing. On a 15-to-4 vote, the Madison Common Council approves spending $100,000 from the city's contingency fund on a bike-sharing program. B-cycle, a company created by Trek and two other partners, will install 350 bikes at 35 kiosks this May. The city must spend another $100,000 in each of the next two years.
DOWN: Medicaid recipients. In his quest to close the state's $3 billion deficit, Gov. Scott Walker eyes cuts to Medicaid, which provides health care for 1.1 million Wisconsinites. Though Walker has yet to release details, he's expected to follow the lead of other states by tightening eligibility requirements and rationing care. State Rep. Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) urges restraint, telling the Wisconsin State Journal, "A lot of these people have nowhere else to go."