Voting information The spring nonpartisan election will be held on Tuesday, April 6. Voting information can be obtained from your local clerk’s office. Madison voters may find local voting information here. This election guide is a working document — please send announcements, comments, or additional information to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Chrome users may experience video playback […]
Under the federal 1033 program, local police departments across the country can purchase excess military equipment from the U.S. Department of Defense. Critics argue that the program has led to the increased militarization of America’s police. Yesterday the city’s Finance Committee approved a measure that would limit what equipment the Madison Police Department can purchase […]
At last night’s City Finance Committee meeting, members approved a new program that would provide half a million dollars in grant money to downtown businesses. The Downtown Recovery Program would distribute individual grants of up to $25,000 to Madison’s independent businesses. The money comes as local businesses have struggled with COVID-19 closures followed by property […]
Late Saturday night, Mayor Rhodes-Conway issued an emergency proclamation, six hours after an evening of violence, looting, and conflict between agitators and police officers had begun downtown. The emergency proclamation enabled the mayor to issue citywide curfews. And while the city has been under a curfew for the past four nights, that did not quell […]
The Alcohol License Review Committee held a special meeting yesterday in order to discuss a study on alcohol density in Madison. The report was released last October, but during special meetings in November and January, the Committee passed on any discussion of it — and possible recommendations because of it — to a later date. […]
What’s happening in local governance? For today’s episode, guest host Ron Luskin gets the updates from Alder Mike Verveer of the City of Madison Common Council. They cover a lot of ground, including the council’s recent meeting, Judge Doyle Square, liquor licenses on State Street, last year’s flooding events, and more.