Last year, Gov. Scott Walker appointed two state lawmakers to his administration, leaving their seats empty.
Those empty seats are the focus of this week’s top read at captimes.com. Walker wants to leave them empty until the November elections. Now, he’s being sued by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to hold a special election and fill them.
"Governor Scott Walker’s refusal to hold special elections is an affront to representative democracy," Holder said in a statement. "Forcing citizens to go more than a year without representation ... is a plain violation of their rights and we’re hopeful the court will act quickly to order the governor to hold elections."
For the lighter side of the news, check out this week’s second most-read article, heralding the arrival of a burger-burrito hybrid restaurant (yes, you read that correctly) coming to Monroe Street in March. Instead of a bun, customers will find their deconstructed hamburger and fries wrapped in a tortilla.
"You say, 'Why?' I say, 'Why not?’ I don’t know why, but the standard order of things things change over time. The bun becomes the burrito,” said Darin Laby, a co-owner.
Other top reads this week included a look at the F-35 jet controversy, a proposed arcade bar and this week’s cover story profiling four students at La Follette high shcool.
Here are the top 10 reads on Captimes.com from Sunday, Feb. 25 to Saturday, Mar. 3: