Payday loans can provide a quick cash option for people who may be experiencing financial troubles or a pressing emergency. At the same time, though, they also come with extremely high interest rates that trap borrowers in a cycle of debt. In 2006, Congress passed the Military Lending Act, which capped interest rates on payday […]
As part of its 2020 capital budget deliberations, the City of Madison adopted Alder Grant Foster’s Vision Zero Traffic Safety amendment. The amendment sets aside $350,000 to fund an analysis of traffic conditions and crash history and implement recommendations that will reduce the severity of specific crashes in west, south, and downtown Madison. Specifically, it […]
In this November 15th edition we review the City’s budget deliberations and the Fire Chief’s call for a ninth ambulance, a student protest in support of DACA, Governor Tony Evers’ order to promote diversity in state government, and confusion surrounding a Lafayette County resolution some say amounts to a gag order.
The Madison Fire Department will have to wait until at least next year to receive funding to operate a ninth ambulance, but it may not have to wait too much longer to get the ambulance itself. During their budget meeting Tuesday, the Madison City Council rejected three amendments that would have added ten firefighters to […]
This past Monday, numerous media outlets, including WORT, reported that the Lafayette County Land Conservation Committee would not vote on a resolution that sought to prosecute journalists and discipline county officials for how they handle information relating to a water quality study in southwest Wisconsin. However, that resolution remained on the agenda and was taken […]
Firefighter Union President Mahlon Mitchell was one of nearly fifty union members who attended the City Council’s 2020 budget deliberations last night to voice their support of a proposal to staff a ninth ambulance. Mitchell noted that the union was not seeking increased wages or reduced hours, but rather the City’s support to protect the […]