Madison officials send a letter to all liquor-license holders informing them that refusing to accept a state non-driving license ID likely violates the city's equal opportunity ordinance and state law. The policies have been called racist because they disproportionately affect minorities, who are more likely to carry the non-driving IDs. "We strongly suggest considering the ramifications some admittance polices may carry," the letter states.
The Associated Press reports that companies owned by Mark Neumann, who is running for the U.S. Senate, received $500,000 from the federal government's 2009 stimulus program, which Neumann has criticized.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) makes national headlines for criticizing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a House budget committee hearing. Ryan accuses Bernanke of risking high inflation by keeping the interest rate low in an attempt to boost employment. At least we know which side he's on.
Gov. Scott Walker announces that he will voluntarily meet with the prosecutor in the ongoing John Doe investigation that has led to charges against some of his former aides. "While all of us need to let this matter run its course, I will continue to cooperate and provide any appropriate information that is requested," the governor says. He later admits the meeting was requested by prosecutors.
Edgar Salinas-Leal allegedly shoots Darrell Ballweg on the city's north side after Ballweg refused to share food with Salinas-Leal and his wife. Ballweg later dies, and a manhunt begins for Salinas-Leal. It is the first local homicide of the year.
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism reports that more college students - at UW-Madison and around the country - are seeking counseling and treatment for mental illnesses, straining resources.
Madison school superintendent Dan Nerad unveils his plan to close the minority achievement gap. See Nathan Comp's report.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Republican state lawmakers signed legal agreements vowing not to discuss in public new redistricting maps while they were being created.
The Overture Center Foundation announces that it has hired Ted DeDee as its new chief executive officer and president. See Joe Tarr's report.
Madison police arrest Edgar Salinas-Leal at a vacant apartment in the 5800 block of Raymond Road. The arrest ends a five-day manhunt for the 24-year-old.
State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) announces that she will run in a Democratic primary for governor should the recall effort succeed. She and former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk are both officially running.
Compiled (in part) from local media.