Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway recently released a budget proposal for 2020, with the city council scheduled to deliberate and offer amendments the week of November 11. For today’s show, Carousel sits down in the studio with Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway to discuss the budget and her plans and priorities for the city, including improved transit infrastructure […]
Taking the bus isn’t always the most convenient. But Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, a bus commuter herself, is bringing changes to the Madison buses. Among the changes she wants are free summer passes for middle and high school students, more subsidized passes for low-income folks, a fleet of all electric busses, and new rapid bus […]
In 2018, Madison mayoral candidate Satya Rhodes-Conway gave an interview to Madison 365, where she stressed her compassionate, collaborative approach to the issues of homelessness and racial equity. That marked a stark contrast with the combative approach articulated by then-mayor Paul Soglin. Largely on the strength of her promise of a more collaborative approach, Rhodes-Conway […]
Exactly one month ago today, on April 2, 2019, former alder Satya Rhodes-Conway was elected as the mayor of Madison, Wisconsin. On April 17, 2019, she took the oath of office. Today, sixteen days into her administration, we check in with Mayor Rhodes-Conway. With the input of listener callers, she and guest host Bert Zipperer […]
Former east side alder Satya Rhodes-Conway beat Mayor Paul Soglin by a margin of over 20 percent, and more than 18,000 votes. Rhodes-Conway will become Madison’s first openly gay mayor when she’s inaugurated later this month. She’s currently the managing director of the Mayors Innovation Project, a think tank housed at UW-Madison that gives advice to […]
For key takeaways from last night’s election results, WORT news director Molly Stentz caught up with local government reporter Abigail Becker from The Cap Times.