The Madison school board names Jennifer Cheatham superintendent of schools. Cheatham, who is now chief of instruction for the Chicago schools, is expected to begin July 1.
The Stevens Point software company Skyward files a lawsuit against Wisconsin for awarding a $15 million contract to a Minnesota company to provide student information systems in the state's 440 school districts. Skyward claims it was the lowest bidder and has threatened to leave the state.
A Dane County court finds 20-year-old Andrew J. Meis, accused of buying an AK-47 online and plotting to kill two people, incompetent to stand trail. Circuit Judge Richard Niess orders Meis, who has paranoid delusional schizophrenia, to be treated at a state mental hospital until he is competent.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) calls Democrats "Socialists, Marxists" at a Lincoln Day Dinner held by Jefferson County Republicans. "They have taken over our universities rock solid," Johnson says. "In particular, when you control the college of education, journalism, of law, and economics, you control our culture. You utterly and totally control our culture. Liberals have had control of our culture now for about 20 years. We are engaged in just a huge, important struggle. A battle of ideas."
Gov. Walker announces plans to invest almost $100 million in workforce development programs. The plan would require roughly 76,000 people on food stamps to enroll in job-training programs.
Marques Bovre, the Madison singer-songwriter, dies after a long struggle with brain cancer.
Michael Kissick, an assistant professor at UW-Madison's School of Medicine and Public Health, and the ACLU sue Capitol Police Chief David Erwin and state Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch to block enforcement of a permit policy for Capitol protesters. The lawsuit argues that the rule violates free-speech and due-process rights.
Gov. Walker announces a law-and-order proposal, including a $6 million plan to begin gathering DNA samples from any adult or juvenile arrested on a felony charge. The ACLU of Wisconsin's Christopher Ahmuty objects to the DNA proposal, telling the State Journal: "It's a government intrusion into the lives of innocent people - or people who haven't been convicted - that undermines the presumption of innocence."
Compiled, in part, from local media.