Take a look at the stories from around our area and world that are making news today.
Wisconsin critics blast the cuts proposed in Trump's leaked education budget: Annysa Johnson and Erin Richards of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers is urging Congress to reject the Trump administration's plan to cut $10.6 billion in federal funding for education, saying it would strain public institutions, usurp local control and undermine efforts to make college more affordable. "Educational opportunities for Wisconsin students would be deeply damaged," Evers said in a statement that criticized the proposed budget President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are expected to release next week. "As it stands, the proposal ... seeks to benefit students attending private schools, while drastically cutting back funding for public schools."
Ella's Deli is not closing: On Facebook, Ella's writes: We have been a part of this community for 41 years and look forward to many more. The owners have no plans to change anything and have simply been exploring what possibilities may exist for their future. We are excited about continuing to create memories with you and serve the Madison area. Thank you for your loyal business!
Circus World isn't closing, either: Meg Jones of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes: Circus World Museum is thriving, as are dozens of other small circuses around the U.S. But the death of The Greatest Show on Earth, which performs its final show on Sunday in New York, is the end of a storied era that started in this Sauk County community. “I feel like it’s been bittersweet since January,” Circus World Museum Director Scott O’Donnell said Friday on the opening day of the summer season. “Even the phones have been ringing off the hook asking are you closing on Sunday. We honor the Ringling Brothers heritage but they haven’t been here since 1918.”
‘The Internet Is Broken’: Ev Williams Is Trying to Salvage It: The New York Times' David Streitfeld writes: After fame and fortune come regrets. Mr. Williams is trying to fix some things. So, in different ways, are Google and Facebook, and even Twitter. This is a moment for patches and promises. The trouble with the internet, Mr. Williams says, is that it rewards extremes. Say you’re driving down the road and see a car crash. Of course you look. Everyone looks. The internet interprets behavior like this to mean everyone is asking for car crashes, so it tries to supply them.
Paul Ryan calls prospect of more leaks 'cause for concern': The Hill reports: Ryan on Friday refused to speculate who might be the culprit, but he agreed that former independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin, a former leadership staffer who attended that meeting, was the name on everyone’s lips in Washington. As a staffer for Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), McMullin had been present for many leadership meetings in Ryan’s office. Last August, the former CIA officer shocked Capitol Hill by announcing an independent bid for the White House. “I’m not going to speculate,” Ryan told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt, “but that’s the name most people — you hear about.”