Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd kicks off her Meet the Candidates series in preparation for the spring primary election on Tuesday, February 19. On today’s episode, she speaks with two of Madison’s mayoral candidates, Satya Rhodes-Conway and Raj Shukla. They discuss topics important to the city’s future, including affordable housing, improved transit, racial equity, climate change, […]
Last Wednesday, Mayor Paul Soglin proposed a $332,000,000 operating budget for 2019. Nearly $77,000,000 of that money would go toward the Madison Police Department, but not all of Police Chief Michael Koval’s requests were included. While Soglin’s budget meets Koval’s top priorities, it would not fund a data analyst position, which an MPD spokesperson says […]
Satya Rhodes-Conway is one of three candidates so far who hopes to replace Mayor Paul Soglin in next year’s mayor’s race. The mayoral election will be April 2, 2019, with a primary scheduled for February. Soglin announced yesterday that he won’t be seeking another term after 22 combined years in the office. His most recent turn […]
Madison Alder Mo Cheeks launched a campaign for mayor last week, taking on Mayor Paul Soglin. Cheeks has represented his diverse west side district, which includes the Allied Drive Neighborhood as well as Nakoma area neighborhoods, since 2013. Former Alder Satya Rhodes Conway has also announced her run for Madison Mayor earlier this spring. Mayor […]
A new study shows that more than 4,000 Americans died in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Maria last year. More than a third of those were due to a lack of health care due to power outages. The New England Journal of Medicine calls Hurricane Maria one of the deadliest natural disasters in […]
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