local • 3A, 6A
Council alters review process
The Janesville City Council voted Thursday to changed how it evaluates the city manager in the hope the process will be more organized than in the past. The council will use the eight essential duties listed in the city manager’s job description to evaluate his performance. Since City Manager Mark Freitag started in December 2013, the council has lacked an established process to review his performance.
state • 2A
GOP offers two tax proposals
Wisconsin families with school-aged children would receive a one-time $100 tax rebate this summer and state sales tax would be waived on certain purchases the first weekend in August under a deal Gov. Scott Walker and Assembly Republicans announced Thursday. Democrats said Walker of trying to buy his re-election.
nation/world • 6B
Dow drops 1,000 points again
The Dow Jones industrials plunged more than 1,000 points Thursday, deepening a weeklong sell-off and dragging the financial markets past a 10 percent loss and into an official “correction” for the first time in two years. Thursday’s decline marked a stark turnabout in investors’ mood from just two weeks ago, when indexes set their latest record highs. The market began falling in the first few minutes of trading, and the pace of the declines worsened as the day wore on.