Tuesday, during a nearly eight hour meeting, Madison’s city council put off two plans to help local businesses. One would aid downtown businesses that have faced vandalization and looting. The other program would support entrepreneurs of color. The relief plan allotted $250,000 for costs that Madison businesses say they’ve accrued from protests and riots following […]
Max Prestigiacomo is running for the District 8 seat on Madison’s city council. Prestigiacomo was previously the executive director of the Youth Climate Action Team, and was the Wisconsin State Lead for the March 15th Climate Strike last year. Currently, Prestigiacomo is a freshman studying political science and history at UW-Madison. WORT producer Shaun Soman […]
Firefighter Union President Mahlon Mitchell was one of nearly fifty union members who attended the City Council’s 2020 budget deliberations last night to voice their support of a proposal to staff a ninth ambulance. Mitchell noted that the union was not seeking increased wages or reduced hours, but rather the City’s support to protect the […]
In this November 1st edition we review an Assembly bill that would change how the state expunges criminal convictions, the city council’s vote on a proposed wheel tax, new legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana statewide, Madison’s call for residents to be mindful of their salt use in the winter, and […]
Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway says the $40 wheel tax included in her 2020 budget is one of her only options to gain revenue, short of cutting other essential City of Madison services. “When I say that the vehicle registration fee is our only option, it is literally the only option that the State legislature has […]
Nina Kravinsky sat down with the candidates running to represent District 8 on the Madison City Council: Christian Albouras and Erica Janisch.