UP: Dane County Medical Examiner. A year after being created (to replace the elected county coroner position), the medical examiner's office has saved the county money, as hoped. Dr. Vincent Tranchida, the county's first medical examiner, kept autopsy work in house and generated revenue by doing autopsies for other counties.
DOWN: Wisconsinites. Gov. Scott Walker rejects $37 million from the federal government intended to help the state set up a health insurance exchange. Exchanges are a conservative idea, using free-market forces to help people find the best deals on insurance policies. Apparently Walker would rather abandon his conservative principles than support one of President Obama's programs.