Friday, Dec. 2
A federal judge denies a request from Donald Trump supporters to halt Wisconsin’s presidential election recount. A pro-Trump super PAC had filed a lawsuit arguing that the recount is unconstitutional and “may unjustifiably cast doubt upon the legitimacy of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s victory.”
Monday, Dec. 5
The City-County Homeless Issues Committee unanimously endorses a revised version of a controversial proposal to eliminate panhandling on medians and terraces of major streets. The proposal would apply to 85 of the area’s busiest streets, where the old version applied to all streets.
UW-Madison officials propose a plan to increase tuition for out-of-state students by $4,000 over the next two years and raise costs for professional schools by about 10 percent or more annually. The hike would raise $13.7 million in revenue, which the university would use to hire faculty, pay for classroom technology and offset state funding cuts.
Tuesday, Dec. 6
The UW-Madison Law School notifies 1,213 former applicants from 2005-2006 that they could be at risk for identity theft after hackers accessed a university database last month. The breach happened around Nov. 3, and the UW Police Department has identified a potential hacker, who lives out of state.
The Madison Common Council approves spending $1.57 million on a new permanent supportive housing project for the homeless. The $10.9 million project proposed by Chicago-based Heartland Housing for 1202 S. Park St. would provide 63 units to single homeless adults and couples.
Wednesday, Dec. 7
The Wisconsin presidential recount is turning out to be good news for Trump. His victory margin increases by 146 votes, with 23 of the state’s counties reporting. Also no reports of voter fraud or voting machine malfunction.