Monday, Dec. 1
Gov. Scott Walker sends a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency opposing its "Clean Power Plan," which is aimed at reducing CO2 emissions.
Wisconsin Right to Work announces it has formed to push for anti-union legislation in Wisconsin. "Right to work" means that employees cannot be compelled to belong to unions and have dues automatically withheld from paychecks.
Henry Vilas Zoo announces that three pairs of animals will be coming to the zoo next year: grizzly bears, red pandas and Somali wild asses.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) announces the creation of two new committees, Public Benefits Reform and Mental Health Reform. "The new committees are a reflection of our priorities this session," Vos says.
Jack Ikegwuonu, a former UW football star, and his twin brother, William, are charged in federal court with armed robbery and gun possession for alleged robberies at five local businesses.
Former Oregon Police Chief Doug Pettit is charged in Dane County Circuit Court with two felony counts of tax fraud for allegedly not reporting income he made working off-duty security.
The Common Council agrees to rebid for the controversial Judge Doyle Square project.
Wednesday, Dec. 3
The Capital Times reports that a $12 million, seven-story boutique hotel, restaurant and music venue is being proposed for 118 King St.
A federal appeals court stays the execution of Wisconsin native Scott Panetti, which had been scheduled for 6 p.m. in Texas. Panetti, convicted of murdering his wife's parents in 1992, has schizophrenia.