Earlier this week, Tone Madison published a survey asking the candidates in Wisconsin’s Democratic gubernatorial primary about how, if elected, they would go about supporting the arts in our state. Seven of them got back to us. Since we posted the survey responses straight-up, without any commentary or analysis, we also wanted to step back and have a […]
The environmental group Clean Wisconsin filed a federal lawsuit today, challenging federal smog regulations in Wisconsin. The group says the Environmental Protection Agency is failing to comply with the Clean Air Act. The law was created in 1963 to limit air pollution. That means monitoring the air in specific places where pollution levels are too […]
The City of Madison will offer mini-bonds to residents for the first time in a generation. The bonds will raise money towards expanding the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. The mini-bonds will be available for as small as $500 dollars for investors. Much smaller than the city’s usual $5,000 minimum for bonds. The smaller mini-bonds will allow […]
What will the Madison of tomorrow look like, and who will lead it? As Madison’s longest serving mayor completes his last term, people are lining up for the chance to become the city’s next leader. Mayor Paul Soglin has announced he will not seek re-election next spring. The latest candidate to throw his hat in […]
The third week of July, 1961 through. Harvard professor discusses the difficulties of negotiating with communists on disarmaments. Freedom riders imprisoned in Mississippi. Controversial topless bathing suits are challenged by city officials. Dutch Elm Disease is under control. The Regents institute harsh rules, up to expulsion, banning any intentional conduct that interferes with school activities.
The Department of Justice announced this week that around $45 million in school safety funds will be awarded to Wisconsin schools. In March, the state Legislature passed a bill establishing an Office of School Safety and $100 million for school safety measures, as a response to the deadly Parkland, Florida shooting that month. More than […]