Tim McCormick



Morning Links for May 20, 2015

Let us help you make it over the hump. The state Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee went deep into the night, wrestling a host of issues. The Journal Sentinel has all the details on the debate that trickled into Wednesday morn. The Center for Media and Democracy filed a lawsuit that alleges Gov. Scott Walker is withholding documents related to proposed changes to the “Wisconsin Idea.” But that litigation did not stop Walker from making the rounds in D.C., as he met with House Republicans and other social conservative groups. For those of you who’ve been eagerly anticipating word on Dustin Diamond’s trial (present…

Morning Links for May 13, 2015

Here’s what you need to know before heading to the water cooler: News broke yesterday of the Feds breaking up a heroin ring. Twenty-three were caught in the net reports the JS. The Wisconsin State Journal has all the details on (and reaction to) Madison’s DA choosing not to file charges in the shooting death of Tony Robinson. The New York Times says Facebook’s experiment in hosting news stories (including those from the Times, among others) directly on your feed begins today. CNBC has the details behind Moody’s downgrading of Chicago’s credit rating to junk status. Finally, follow along as Bon Appetit goes on a Cream City pub…

Morning Links for April 29, 2015

Let’s get rolling on this Wednesday. Wisconsinites are getting ready to move through the state just a little bit faster as lawmakers in Madison reached a deal on raising speed limit to 70 mph. Closer to home, the city of Milwaukee unveiled an app called “MKE PARK,” which allows users to feed the meter from their phone. The Journal Sentinel took a look at pothole response times and discovered it’s all about location, location, location. Baltimore is quieter now that the city has instituted a curfew after rioting broke out earlier this week. Check this out. It seems conditions were just right to…

Morning Links for April 22, 2015

Here’s what we’re reading as we get rolling on a Wednesday: Sure, it’s only April, but we still have Packers on the brain as the 2015 season schedule is released. Did ya hear about the Minnesota bar that was busted for selling Spotted Cow? The Journal Sentinel’s Column Boy has, and the results are punny. Should the weather ever turn warmer, here’s a story that just might make you pine for chilly days. A rare tick virus has been found in Wisconsin. The Big Easy snuffs out cigarette butts. Predictably, bar owners are telling The New York Times the sky is falling. Finally,…

Morning Links for April 15, 2015

As you put the finishing touches on your return (or extension), these are the headlines we’re reading. The Journal Sentinel is reporting that education leaders have announced Bradley Tech on the South Side will get a major makeover. Flip back to our March story on the high school for a little context. Bostonians are commemorating the second anniversary of the marathon bombing today. WUWM previews the changes local leaders will unveil tonight in an effort to improve water quality at South Shore. State Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) recently introduced legislation that would legalize marijuana in Wisconsin. One of our writers voiced his approval…