In a surprise announcement Thursday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said the Madison Chamber of Commerce had accepted an offer to purchase their building as a site for the long-delayed homeless day shelter and resource center.
The mass shooting in Orlando hits close to home for many LGBT people even here in Madison. But not everyone agrees on how club owners and the larger community should respond to the heightened sense of insecurity.
Governor Scott Walker says he’s considering additional funding for the UW in the next state budget. But could his “performance-based” funding model actually make things worse?
Bob Jambois recently announced he will take on his boss, Ismael Ozanne, for the position of Dane County District Attorney. And the challenger has come out swinging.
The ACLU sent the Madison Police Department a letter urging the department to change the way it works with landlords to police rental housing, suggesting some practices may violate federal law and standards. The city has been slow to issue an official response. A staff attorney for the ACLU says what happens next will depend on MPD’s response.
Predatory lending is a national problem. But is the solution simply more regulation? Matt Stannard of Commonomics USA says it’s time to fight for public finance alternatives to payday loans.