Dane County Executive Joe Parisi tells county department heads to plan for 2.5% funding cuts, as the county copes with a projected $8 million drop in funding.
Dane County Court Judge Maryann Sumi strikes down Gov. Scott Walker's "budget repair bill," saying it was passed in violation of the state's open meetings law. Sumi writes, "The court must consider the potential damage to public trust and confidence in government if the Legislature is not held to the same rules of transparency that it has created for other governmental bodies."
Dane County authorities charge Ralph Lang, 63, with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. A Marshfield resident, Lang accidentally fired a bullet through the door of his Motel 6 room Wednesday night and later allegedly told police he'd come to Madison to kill an abortion doctor. He is being held on $200,000 bail.
Francis Eanes, 24, wins the Madison Marathon in 2 hours, 31 minutes and 55 seconds. Julie Faylona wins the women's division in 2 hours, 59 minutes and 2 seconds.
The Government Accountability Board throws out challenges to recall petitions for three Republican senators, Robert Cowles, Alberta Darling and Sheila Harsdorf, clearing the way for their recall elections this summer. Meanwhile, three Republican state senators - Dan Kapanke (La Crosse), Luther Olsen (Ripon) and Randy Hopper (Fond du Lac) - sue to stop their recall elections, citing grounds rejected by the GAB: that there is no proof the people who filed the paperwork are members of the recall committees registered with the state.
JoAnne Kloppenburg concedes the contested race for state Supreme Court to incumbent David Prosser.
A driver hits a 23-year-old bicyclist on Whitney Way on Madison's west side, dragging her a short distance. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain tells the State Journal that witnesses "said the driver of the Durango appeared to be clueless that she just hit a bicyclist or that the victim was now beneath her SUV." Another motorist blocks the SUV from driving further. The motorist flees the scene; the bicyclist is seriously injured.
Common Wealth Development, which had planned to convert the 105-year-old Garver Feed Mill on the east side into an arts incubator, withdraws from the project because it can't meet fundraising goals. Mayor Paul Soglin says the project might be dead: "It's possible nothing can be done with the facility."
The American Red Cross shuts down a blood drive at the Capitol because noise from protesters is too loud. The protesters say they would have gladly complied with a request to be quieter, but none was made.
Greyhound moves its Madison bus stop from the north transfer point out of the city, to Truckers Inn, 6162 Highway 51.
Compiled (in part) from local media