UP: Madison College. Contract bids for a Health Education Building - a 171,000-square-foot facility at the Truax Campus - come in $6 million under the expected cost of $30 million.
DOWN: Madison city employees. The city is considering laying off 70 employees - including 38 police officers and 27 firefighters - as it struggles to cope with a $15 million funding shortfall. Mayor Paul Soglin tells the Wisconsin State Journal: "Every service we rely on is vulnerable."