The Legislature approves a bill requiring voters to show photo IDs before being allowed to vote. Sen. Bob Jauch (D-Poplar) calls it "the day that democracy died." And them good ol' boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye....
A recount of the state Supreme Court race shows incumbent David Prosser winning by 7,006 votes. His opponent, JoAnne Kloppenburg, says she's not ready to concede because of "numerous anomalies and irregularities" in the vote counting.
A tornado causes damage in Sparta and La Crosse.
Madison Police arrest Forest Shomberg for allegedly firing a gun on a porch in the 1100 block of Williamson Street, prompting the street's closure for two hours. Shomberg was released from prison in November 2009, after serving six years for a sexual assault he didn't commit.
Public Service Commissioner Lauren Azar announces that she's resigning her post to work as a senior adviser to U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
The state Government Accountability Board gives final approval to recall efforts against three Republican state senators: Dan Kapanke of La Crosse, Randy Hopper of Fond du Lac and Luther Olsen of Ripon. The elections will be held this summer. See Jack Craver's article here.
The Overture Center Foundation - the new entity that will begin managing the arts center starting next year - agrees to search for a new chief executive. Overture's current leader, Tom Carto, is encouraged to apply for the job.
Authorities charge Stephanie M. Kanoff, 20, with homicide by negligent driving for allegedly texting while driving last October in an accident that killed Dylan Ellefson. Kanoff drove into Ellefson, 21, while he was standing behind his disabled car with its flashers on in the 1400 block of East Johnson Street.
State Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) proposes legislation similar to the infamous Arizona immigration law, which would allow police to detain people who do not provide proper ID until they can prove they are here legally.
Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney announces a plan to save the county $1 million by closing half of the Ferris Huber Center for work-release inmates on Rimrock Road.
The Legislature's budget committee rejects changes to the state's popular prescription drug plan, SeniorCare. In his budget plan, Gov. Walker wanted seniors to sign up for the more confusing Medicare Part D program, potentially saving the state $15 million.
WISC-TV reports that the Department of Transportation is costing the state an extra $13.8 million by paying consultants for work that could be done in-house, if the DOT had the available staff.
Gov. Walker signs the Voter ID bill into law, saying it "will go a long way to protecting the integrity of elections in Wisconsin."
Compiled (in part) from local media