The Dane County Board approves putting a referendum on the Nov. 7 ballot asking if an independent study should be done to verify that the county needs additional high-voltage transmission lines, which American Transmission Co. is seeking state approval to build.
Former state worker Georgia Thompson, 56, is sentenced to 18 months in prison for steering a state contract to a company with political ties to Gov. Jim Doyle. Executives from Adelman Travel gave $20,000 to Doyle's campaign. Doyle has said Thompson acted on her own.
nRuth Robarts confirms she won't run for re-election to the Madison school board next April. Robarts has been on the board for 10 years and was once called 'Public Enemy No. 1' by the head of Madison Teachers Inc. for voting against a teacher contract she felt was too expensive.
Madison's Board of Estimates approves three new projects for the city's south side in the 2007 capital budget: $1 million to improve the Villager Mall, $700,000 for a new park near Lincoln Elementary School, and $3.6 million to acquire properties for redevelopment along Todd Drive.
Gov. Jim Doyle calls for spending $80 million in state funds to push renewable energy. His plan includes giving loans to companies that expand their use of renewable energy and millions of dollars in grants for research.
Robert Phipps, 27, of Chicago is charged with attempted first-degree murder for trying to strangle a Fitchburg woman last November. Police are also investigating Phipps' connection with last week's murder of Alicia Hatzinger, 19, in the town of Burke. Phipps allegedly told a detective that he hit Hatzinger with a heavy object and left her bleeding. He and his cousin, Paris Phipps, then allegedly stole objects from Hatzinger's house and took her car, later set on fire at an Interstate rest stop.
Five UW-Madison students are cited for trespassing while protesting at a military recruitment office on the city's east side.
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk releases details of her proposed public safety budget for 2007. It hikes spending for the Sheriff's Office by $11 million, including $4.2 million for a new Huber Center, and $560,000 for new vehicles, and funding for three new detectives.
Republican Attorney General candidate J.B. Van Hollen tells a meeting of the Dane County Public Affairs Council that, if elected, he will bring an end to all actions commenced by incumbent Peg Lautenschlager that lack 'legal merit,' including her prosecution of a northern Wisconsin cranberry grower for alleged environmental violations. Democratic candidate Kathleen Falk was slated to appear at the event but bowed out, citing a scheduling conflict.
Compiled from local media