Our Monday Key Reads feature is always pretty hefty, as we are bringing you the top stories from the last 72 hours. But we still sort through the click bait and the saber rattling to get you enough to keep you in the know, but not inundated.

Benjamin Yount reports this morning; “Wisconsin’s new liberal-majority Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that could limit the state legislature and give Gov. Tony Evers a more leeway to accomplish his priorities.”

Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear Evers’ challenge to legislatureBenjamin Yount, The Center Square

For years conditions at Wisconsin prisons have been bleak. Staffing shortages and aging facilities have combined to make things worse. And while they continue to give the current administration a pass, at least some journalists are starting to pay attention.

10 guards, 900 inmates: Wisconsin prisons see dire results of ignored warningsMario Koran, The New York Times / Wisconsin Watch and Justin Mayo, Big Local News

DOC reinstates showers at Waupun, but other lockdown restrictions continue there and in Green BayKelli Arseneau, Appleton Post-Crescent

There’s always conflicting economic news. If you’re doing ok, the economy seems fine. If you’re not, it doesn’t. But as WKOW reports, “Layoffs at major companies across Wisconsin have surged by a staggering 109% compared to this time last year, according to the Department of Workforce Development Warn Notices.”

Wisconsin sees increase in layoffs at big companiesJerel Ballard, WKOW


MMAC survey finds ‘tepid’ expectations to start yearArthur Thomas, BizTimes

Finally, as we wrap up this Monday’s update, we had a mix of highs and lows on the college and professional sports scene this weekend…

Badgers Basketball lose to number two Perdue by sixBadgersWire, Yahoo Sports

Brewers farm system ranked second best in MLBBaseball America

Marquette surge continuesFox Sports