Thursday, Feb. 12
Epic, the Verona-based medical software giant, gets slapped with a pair of lawsuits claiming the company owes its technical writers overtime pay, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. Last year, Epic reached a $5.4 million settlement for a similar lawsuit brought by quality assurance employees. Pro tip: Don't expect a 40-hour workweek at 1979 Milky Way.
Thursday, Feb. 13
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank tells employees that layoffs could begin as soon as April. Come springtime, top UW System faculty could be moving to greener pastures -- as in the Ivy League.
Saturday, Feb. 14
Hundreds of UW System supporters spend a chilly Valentine's Day on Library Mall, urging Gov. Scott Walker to show some love to public higher education.
Monday, Feb. 16
More protesters rally outside Gov. Walker's home in Wauwatosa -- the house where his elderly parents have lived since the governor took office in 2011. Even some Walker opponents suggest it might be better to leave Grandma and Grandpa out of this.
Walker makes some lineup changes among his top administrators, replacing Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch with former Madison Gas and Electric executive Scott Neitzel.
Tuesday, Feb. 17
Mayor Paul Soglin and Ald. Scott Resnick advance from the five-way mayoral primary election. (See story here.)
In District 14, Ald. John Strasser survives a three-way primary. He'll face political newcomer and community activist Sheri Carter in the spring general election. In District 1, three candidates faced off to replace Lisa Subeck, who was elected to the state Legislature. Barbara McKinney, the top vote-getter, will face Matt Brink April 7.