UP: The Mallards' Duck Pond. The baseball stadium for Madison's minor league baseball team will undergo a $1.3 million renovation during the off-season. The project will increase seating for the disabled, replace grandstand bleachers with seats and improve the sightlines, among other improvements. The city is paying $800,000, and the team is paying $500,000, while promising to make another $500,000 in improvements over the next decade.
DOWN: Wisconsin State Journal. The Madison daily endorsed Scott Walker for governor, despite his campaign pledge to cost the state thousands of jobs and many millions of dollars by killing an approved high-speed train link to Madison. Now it's urging him not to go through with this. Sorry, chumps: Blown opportunities and wasted millions are what was promised; if the new guv delivers, it should be right on your doorstep.