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Democrats drop efforts concerning deleted Republican emails about redistricting; Walker administration reports 62,000 jobs added during term; Trial begins for Sauk County raw milk seller
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Wednesday, 5.15

A Dane County jury finds Demitrius Matticx, 19, guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of reckless endangerment for killing Jonathan Wilson on Madison's north side in 2011 during a gang fight. He faces a mandatory life sentence.

Democrats challenging Wisconsin's 2011 redistricting agree to drop efforts to determine why Republicans deleted thousands of files from computers.

Thursday, 5.16

Gov. Scott Walker's administration reports that Wisconsin added more than 62,000 private-sector jobs over the first two years of his term, including 32,000 last year. The amount is less than a quarter of the 250,000 jobs Walker promised to create by 2015. See what happens when you procrastinate, governor?

Friday, 5.17

Madison police officers kill 43-year-old Brent Brozek outside his condo on the far-east side after he allegedly charges them with a sword. The Dane County Sheriff's Office had been trying to serve Brozek with an eviction notice, beginning a daylong standoff.

The Legislative Fiscal Bureau reports that Gov. Walker's plan to defy the Obama administration by shrinking instead of expanding Medicaid, will end up costing the state $73.5 million more than originally expected. Of the extra cost, $52 million is due to Walker's proposed changes. Rep. Jon Richards (D-Milwaukee) tells the Associated Press that the higher estimates "should scream to the Legislature that it's time to reverse Gov. Walker's position and take the federal money so we can save even more money and cover more people."

Monday, 5.20

A trial begins against Vernon Hershberger, a Sauk County farmer charged with selling raw milk, bypassing the state requirement he sell only to licensed processors. See André Darlington's reports here, here, here and here.

Tuesday, 5.21

Gov. Walker speaks to the New York Republican State Committee at the swanky 21 Club in New York City.

Dean physician shareholders vote in favor of a merger with SSM Health Care, which owns St. Mary's Hospital.

The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee adopts most of Gov. Walker's plan to restrict so-called double-dipping, the practice of working for the state while collecting a state pension. See Judith Davidoff's report.


Compiled, in part, from local media.

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