State Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) and Rep. Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay) propose a bill that would prohibit employers, schools and landlords from asking job applicants, students or potential tenants for their social media account passwords. Says Sargent: "As times evolve, so must our laws."
Green County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Vale sentences Armin Wand III to three consecutive life sentences in prison for killing his three young sons in a house fire last September.
Gov. Scott Walker announces that the state is opening a trade office in China to help Wisconsin companies gain access there. China is the state's third-largest export market. Says Walker: "The opening of the Wisconsin Center China will help Wisconsin businesses continue to strengthen our trade relationships and grow export opportunities."
Filings in the federal civil suit over Wisconsin's 2011 redistricting claim that Republicans deleted hundreds of thousands of emails they were ordered to turn over last year by a court.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the Mullins Group and Core Campus of Chicago want to raze the University Inn in the 500 block of State Street to build a 12-story, 450,000-to-490,000-square-foot building with upscale rental housing, retail, offices and parking.
Gov. Walker tours Harley-Davidson's Shanghai showroom for the company's 110th anniversary. "Over the past few days, I have seen tremendous achievements in urban development, a vibrant economy and fabulous people in pursuit of personal freedom," Walker says. "Shanghai is one of China's most developed cities, and it has been a great experience to be able to share my enjoyment of riding Harley-Davidsons with the people of Shanghai."
The Associated Press reports that cell alerts may soon replace tornado sirens around the state. Officials say cell phone technology is more reliable and cheaper. Um, but what if you don't own a cell phone?
The state releases test scores showing a steep drop among Wisconsin students, with only 36.2% meeting the proficiency bar for reading and 48.1% making the grade in math. Last year, about 80% of the students were considered proficient in both areas. The drop comes from a more rigorous standard, not a decline in test scores.
Gov. Walker's office announces it will ask the state Legislature to freeze tuition at the UW in light of the discovery of the university's $650 million surplus. The governor's office also says Walker will ask for changes to his proposed budget, but does not give specifics. Earlier in the week, Walker said he would not reduce UW's funding.
Compiled, in part, from local media.