Work began on the city’s newest police station today. The project’s estimated cost is close $11 million and has been in the works for years. Funding was narrowly approved by the city’s operating budget two years ago. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says it’s a step in the right direction for community policing. He says […]
The need for new pipes and wells has motivated Madison Water Utility to apply for a rate increase. The utility filed with the state Public Service Commission for a 26 percent revenue increase over three years. This would add $3 to $7 a month to homeowners’ water payments. Currently, customers pay an average of $19 […]
Democrats in the statehouse are calling upon their fellow lawmakers to make a change. They say this week’s historic mass shooting in Las Vegas, which left nearly 60 dead and more than 500 injured, could have been prevented. One of the Democrats leading the charge is State Representative Melissa Sargent. She says, “there are actions […]
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Gill versus Whitford, a lawsuit that’s set to decide the fates of Wisconsin’s state legislative districts. Plaintiffs are arguing that Republicans gerrymandered the state Assembly’s map after the 2010 census. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Patrick Marley is covering the case in Washington D.C.
On Tuesday, Wisconsin’s partisan gerrymandering case goes before the Supreme Court. The case, Gill v. Whitford, centers on the constitutionality of the Wisconsin State Assembly’s map. The Supreme Court will evaluate whether or not the maps were drawn in a way that discriminates against Democrats. The current maps were drawn by Republicans in 2011, following […]
The bill would create a state licensing board specifically for sign language interpreters for the first time. That board would designate licenses based on the interpreters’ level of skill and experience. Representative Joel Kleefisch is one of the of the bill’s authors. He says having an interpreter with the right level of experience is crucial. […]