Sunday, Nov. 16
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin), who is set to take over the Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, tells WISN's Upfront with Mike Gousha that his top priority will be securing the border.
Monday, Nov. 17
The Dane County Board approves a $532.4 million operating budget and a $42.4 million capital budget.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that proposed fees for new vehicles would make Wisconsin one of the most expensive states in the region to buy a car. Chris Snyder, who represents the Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association, tells the paper: "We fear it would have a chilling effect on the sale of new cars." It's Gov. Scott Walker's plan to combat climate change.
Tuesday, Nov. 18
The Milken Institute rates Madison the number one city for "successful aging." This will kill downtown.
The Common Council rejects Mayor Paul Soglin's request to reopen budget negotiations in order to give a slight pay increase to some employees and reduce borrowing for future projects.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) is chosen by his party to lead the House Ways and Means Committee, giving him a premier platform to weigh in on economic issues.
Gov. Scott Walker tells the Associated Press he's actively contemplating a run for president, but adds "I have to continue to make sure that the state's performing at the best possible level to even be considered as a candidate."
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Mayor Soglin declines to veto the budget, letting it take effect without his signature.