UP: Highway contractors. State officials unveil a $715 million project to improve 45 miles of Interstate 39-90 between Madison and Illinois, beginning in 2015. "This is a really great day for Wisconsin," says state Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb. Are these the same people who killed $810 million for a rail link? Perhaps they should change the name to Department of Roads.
DOWN: Occupy Madison. The protest movement that has morphed into a homeless shelter fails to convince the Common Council to let it stay in a parking lot on East Washington Avenue or find a new home for it, after its permit expires April 30. The tent city has sheltered as many as 100 people in a night.