Dane County Judge Nicholas McNamara sentences 40-year-old Shawn Strunk to 23 years in prison for attacking an elderly couple in their home last summer.
The Wisconsin Judicial Commission recommends that the state Supreme Court discipline Justice David Prosser for an incident last June, when he allegedly put his hands around the throat of Justice Ann Walsh Bradley. The commission says Prosser is guilty of three ethics violations. Prosser calls the complaint "partisan, unreasonable and largely untrue."
Republican state Sen. Pam Galloway of Wausau, one of four targeted in recall elections, announces she is resigning because of numerous family health issues. The resignation leaves the senate split 16-16 between the parties.
The UW-Madison releases a report detailing two other incidents of alleged sexual assault and harassment by former UW-Madison assistant athletic director John Chadima, who resigned in January after a similar complaint.
Democratic legislators end the session with a filibuster that stretches more than 30 hours, finally ending around 7 p.m. after the Republicans agree to reappoint the board of the Milwaukee Area Technical College. Republicans had been proposing a bill to dissolve the board but relented after listening to hours of speeches by Democrats. If you can't beat them, at least make them shut up.
Justice Prosser asks his colleagues to recuse themselves from deciding on a disciplinary complaint filed against him, since six of the Supreme Court's seven justices were either involved in the altercation or witnesses to it. If the justices do so, it would appear to kill the complaint.
Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, announces he'll run for lieutenant governor in the expected recall elections. Mitchell had previously been mentioned as a possible candidate for governor.
The Wisconsin State Attorneys Association files a complaint against state officials, alleging they have refused to meet or negotiate with the association. The group, along with the Professional Education and Information Council, retained some collective bargaining rights. They both now accuse the state of violating those rights.
The state Medical Examining Board decides to investigate 11 more doctors who wrote sick notes during the Capitol protests last year. The board sanctioned nine doctors last year for writing fraudulent sick notes to teachers so they could skip work to protest.
Dane County Judge Richard Niess declines to delay his ruling that the state's new voter ID law is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced. Because it is unconstitutional, he writes, "it is no law at all."
The Madison Common Council approves a zoning change that will allow a 58,000-square-foot grocery store in a new urbanist development on the city's far east side. See here for a full report.
Compiled, in part, from local media