Jeremiah Conn, 5, drowns in a rainwater retention pond in Stoughton.
The latest campaign filings are released, showing that Gov. Walker raised almost $7 million in the weeks around the June recall election, bringing his fundraising total since taking office to a staggering $37 million. He should raise some money for schools.
The state's Fourth District Court of Appeals requests that the state Supreme Court hear a challenge to Wisconsin's domestic partnership law. Wisconsin Family Action challenged the 2009 law, which was upheld by a Dane County judge.
Wisconsin is granted a waiver from portions of the No Child Left Behind law.
The state Supreme Court deadlocks 3-3 on whether Justice Michael Gableman should have recused himself from the challenge to Gov. Walker's collective bargaining reforms last year. The deadlock means the court won't revisit the case.
Thirty-three Madison residents ask the state Public Service Commission to investigate plans by the Madison Water Utility to install an automated system to read meters. The residents are concerned about potential health effects of radio frequency emissions created with the system. (See report on TheDailyPage.com.)
Jesus A. Castillo-Dimas, 30, allegedly runs down his estranged girlfriend and their son with his car in Fitchburg, killing the boy. After hitting them, Castillo-Dimas allegedly stabs his ex but is restrained by another man, who is also stabbed.
State Sen. Van Wanggaard announces he won't challenge the results of his June 5 recall election loss to John Lehman. That gives the Democratic Party control of the Senate.
A consultant issues his final report on Wisconsin's deer hunting management, calling for a number of changes. Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp makes no promises: "A comprehensive report such as this will take several weeks to review, but the Department of Natural Resources is ready, willing and eager to roll up our sleeves and get started."
State Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) calls on senators to come to the floor next week to ensure a smooth turnover of power to Democrats. He adds that he expects the party's turn in the minority to be short lived: "I am confident that we will regain the majority this fall so we can keep moving Wisconsin forward."
Compiled, in part, from local media.