Gov. Scott Walker goes to Washington to testify at a congressional hearing on government reform, calling his state budget initiatives "truly progressive." Democrats are unimpressed.
Melvin Parker, 47, is charged with the murder of Dorothy Paige in her Allied Drive apartment in August 1994 after new information from Parker's wife.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin speaks at a tea party rally at the Wisconsin Capitol, but counterprotesters heavily outnumber her supporters. See TheDailyPage.com for reports by Bill Lueders, Alison Bauter, Joe Tarr and David Blaska.
The Henry Vilas Zoo announces the winner of a naming contest for the zoo's latest addition, an African lion cub born on Dec. 18. The name, selected by 4-year-old Cole Johnson, is Leo Pold.
The organizer of a committee to recall state Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) delivers 24,000 signatures to the Government Accountability Board. If at least 14,733 signatures are valid, it will trigger a recall election. A nonplussed Olsen tells the Wisconsin State Journal, "You know, this is the way democracy works."
A stray dog abandoned in a Kentucky trash bin and later brought to the UW-Madison vet hospital in critical condition is released to a foster care home. The dog, Braveheart, has garnered more than 10,000 Facebook followers and $18,000 in donations toward his vet bills. Maybe he should run for office?
Judge David Prosser declares victory in his state Supreme Court race against JoAnne Kloppenburg with a 7,316-vote lead.
Organizers deliver 22,300 signatures (15,744 are needed) in the recall effort against Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls), the fourth Republican against whom signatures have been delivered.
Mayor Paul Soglin is sworn in, beginning an unprecedented third stint as Madison mayor, following an unusually emotional meeting in which the Common Council bids fond farewell to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, now once again Citizen Dave. Joe Parisi is sworn in as Dane County executive, replacing Kathleen Falk, who stepped down early from the post.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that a proposal to split UW-Madison from the UW System is losing steam in the Legislature and unlikely to happen because it is too expensive.
Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg asks for a recount in the April 5 election, saying it would "establish where votes were incorrectly tabulated and expose if irregularities compromised the electoral process." Whether or not the outcome changes, she says a recount will shine "necessary and appropriate light on an election which, right now, seems to many people suspect." Kloppenburg also wants the Government Accountability Board to appoint a special investigator to probe the Waukesha County Clerk, who belatedly reported returns that gave the lead to her opponent, David Prosser.
Compiled (in part) from local media