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In 2010, the City of Madison added its eighth ambulance. Now, nearly ten years later, Madison Fire Chief Steven Davis is calling upon the City to add its ninth. According to Davis, emergency calls have grown about 5 to 7 percent each year, and resources have not kept up. Davis also says that when all […]
From Governor Tony Evers’ pardons to Oklahoma’s record-day of commutations, stories of incarceration and freedom have recently dotted both local and national headlines. Today on “What’s the Word,” Adam Schuster digs into the history of American incarceration, tracing its complex attachment to slavery in the U.S. and how Wisconsin prisons compare to those across the […]
In this November 8th edition we review the addition of a new University of Wisconsin Police Department Office, referenda Madison and Milwaukee voters may see next year, protesters demanding increased gun control, and the City of Madison’s growing relationship with graffiti.
Former Secretary-designee of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Brad Pfaff is the first Wisconsin Cabinet appointee since at least 1987 to be rejected by the Wisconsin State Senate. In that aftermath, Republican legislators say Department of Tourism Secretary-designee Sara Meaney could be the second. Meany has come under fire for the Governor’s Council on Tourism’s […]
The Wisconsin State Senate today voted to fire Brad Pfaff, Wisconsin’s acting Secretary of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The vote fell along partisan lines: every Republican in the Senate voted against Pfaff’s confirmation, while every Democrat voted in favor. Governor Tony Evers nominated Pfaff to the position back in December of last year. He’s […]
The Madison Metro School District is considering including two referenda on the November 2020 ballot. A facilities referendum would include three initiatives that together, would ask voters for over $300 million. The first question seeks to make renovations to the district’s four main high schools as enrollment is expected to increase over the next twenty […]