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 […]
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 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 […]
Last December, Governor Tony Evers nominated Brad Pfaff to be Wisconsin’s Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection. In February, a Committee on Agriculture, Revenue, and Financial Institutions consisting of four Democrats and five Republicans unanimously recommended Pfaff’s confirmation. In the over eight months since then, Pfaff has been serving as the […]
In this November 1st edition we review an Assembly bill that would change how the state expunges criminal convictions, the city council’s vote on a proposed wheel tax, new legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana statewide, Madison’s call for residents to be mindful of their salt use in the winter, and […]