Today, the Evidence Based Health Policy Project of UW-Madison brought experts to speak at the Wisconsin Capitol. The project aims to “provide policymakers with timely, non-partisan, high-quality information for evidence-based decision-making.” Megan Piper is a researcher for the UW Center for Tobacco Research. She argues that new vaping devices such as JUUL products offer a […]
In August, Jennifer Cheatham resigned as the Madison Metropolitan School District superintendent to begin teaching at Harvard University. Now, the district has shared progress on its search for Cheatham’s replacement. Last week, consulting firm BWP and Associates, which the district hired to aid in its search, released the results of a study that asked Madison […]
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 […]