Madison Commons Media Digest, December 13, 2020


Dane County pushes past 30,000 cases as 213 reported Saturday, Stephanie Díaz de Léon, Madison365, Dec. 12.

Wisconsin surpasses 4,000 reported COVID-19 deaths, Logan Wroge, Wisconsin State Journal, Dec. 12. 

Wisconsin's version of Dr. Anthony Fauci helps lead state's COVID-19 response;  Inside Meriter's COVID unit, strain on hospital workers remains, David Wahlberg, WSJ, Dec. 12.

Citing record COVID-19 deaths in nursing home residents, AARP urges action, David Wahlberg, WSJ, Dec. 12.

Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge unrealized, Wisconsin could be 'moving in the right direction,' Steven Elbow, CT, Dec. 11.

Wisconsin Supreme Court hears case against COVID-related Dane County school closures, Elizabeth Beyer, WSJ, Dec. 9.

Wisconsin expects first batch COVID-19 vaccines soon, general public may not see it until mid-2021, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, Dec. 8.

Politics and Voting

Want to steal an election in Wisconsin? It's harder than you think, Phil Brinkman and Chris Rickert, WSJ, Dec. 13.

Wisconsin Supreme Court hearing on Donald Trump's election challenge features heated rhetoric, Riley Vetterkind, WSJ, Dec. 12; Trump loses Wisconsin case while arguing another one, Scott Bauer, Associated Press, Dec. 12.

Legislature's GOP-led election hearing light on hard evidence, heavy on speculation, Mitchell Schmidt, WSJ, Dec. 12.

Wisconsin Justice Brian Hagedorn gets bashed, praised by public, Bill Lueders, Isthmus, Dec. 8.

Wisconsin GOP legislators defy Gov. Tony Evers, put Christmas tree in closed Capitol rotunda, Todd Richmond, AP, Dec. 8.

Elections official speaks at rally pushing political violence and conspiracies, Henry Redman, Wisconsin Examiner, Dec. 8.

Madison and Dane County



Santa blasts 'spite tree,' Dave Cieslewicz, Isthmus, Dec. 10.



Reviewing Wisconsin's 2021 state budget and Legislature updates, Carousel Bayrd, "A Public Affair,' WORT-FM, Dec. 8.

Report: Upcoming Wisconsin budget 'the state's toughest' in a decade, Brianna Reilly, CT, Dec. 7.


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