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 […]
A crowd of people protesting gun violence gathered on the steps of the state Capitol this morning. They called for state lawmakers to pass legislation that would strengthen restrictions on guns in Wisconsin. In October, Governor Tony Evers ordered lawmakers to meet in a special legislative session to consider two bills related to gun control. […]
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 […]
Many UW students live off campus and, because of this, the UW Police Department had already been working to create an off campus officer position; however, when the Madison Police Department announced it would be eliminating its Langdon community officer position, the UWPD decided they needed to act. Marc Lovicott, the UW Police Department’s Director […]