Thursday, Oct. 2
Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates, a conservative group aligned with Gov. Scott Walker, files a federal lawsuit arguing that the Wisconsin law restricting coordination between candidates and advocacy groups violates the U.S. Constitution.
Friday, Oct. 3
Tom Mulhern, a longtime sports reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal, dies from complications of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Monday, Oct. 6
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that Wisconsin's new voter ID requirement is constitutional, overturning a lower court decision.
Tuesday, Oct. 7
First lady Michelle Obama campaigns for Mary Burke, Democratic candidate for governor, at the Overture Center, urging college students to get out and vote. She tells the crowd: "For our young people, more than anyone else, this election is about you."
Mayor Paul Soglin unveils his proposed operating budget, which calls for raising property taxes 2.2%. The $282.9 million budget includes funding for a net 34.8 new positions, including 13 people to deal with the emerald ash borer and three police officers.
Wednesday, Oct. 8
The Capital Times reports that Gov. Walker has spent nearly $1 million on travel in the past three and a half years, including more than $460,000 on flights this year. The trips aren't tax-funded, but U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) complains that Walker is simply absent. "Scott Walker has been running for president since day one."