Maps by Jade Iseri-Ramos and Martin Rakacolli. “I think I’m okay,” says Francesca Hong. Last night she beat out six other challengers in the Democratic primary to represent downtown Madison, for the state Assembly seat formerly occupied for nearly a decade by Representative Chris Taylor. “You’d think like a couple of hours after, I’d be more […]
The Capital Times held a forum last night for the seven Democratic candidates running to represent Wisconsin’s 76th Assembly District. The incumbent, state representative Chris Taylor, is leaving the seat to serve on the Dane County Circuit Court. The 76th Assembly District contains the northeast parts of Madison, including the Truax Air Force Base. In […]
Wisconsin State Rep. Chris Taylor announced earlier this year that she would not be seeking reelection to the legislature. There are eight candidates running to fill the seat and represent Assembly District 76, which covers downtown Madison (see the full map here). For today’s Meet the Candidates show, Carousel speaks with two of these candidates: […]
The Madison Common Council meeting on June 2, reflected the turmoil and urgency that have characterized the year 2020 so far. Meeting electronically to limit exposure to the COVID-19 virus, Madison’s governing body first took up the issue of whether or not to extend the emergency curfews imposed by Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. The mayor had […]
During its meeting Monday night, the City of Madison’s plan commission advanced an ordinance that would impose stricter regulations on short-term tourist rentals like Airbnb operations. The City first created regulations for these operations in 2013 to prevent out-of-town owners from turning Madison’s affordable housing stock into “party houses.” But, City of Madison Zoning Administrator […]
The Garver Feed Building sits just north of the bike path and the Wisconsin and Southern railroad near Olbrich Park on Madison’s east side. It’s a giant, hulk of a ruin, looking something like a haunted castle from Scotland transplanted to the midwest.