The Madison Transit and Parking Commission approved a motion Wednesday to increase parking rates at lots and garages around the city starting in June.Because of an increase in usage, the rates for the State Street campus and State Street Capitol garages are set to jump $0.20 and $0.30, respectively.
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Following months of negotiations and debate, Madison’s Landlord and Tenant Issues Committee voted Thursday to pass a certification that hopes to encourage positive landlord practices in the city.
More than 5000 high school and middle school students from around Dane County walked out of classes at noon on Wednesday and gathered at the steps of the Capitol to call for gun control measures. The walkout comes as part of the #enough movement that has emerged out of high schools across the country following the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
“I just want to see change:” Thousands of Madison-area students march on Capitol steps to demand gun reform
Around 5,000 Madison-area high school students marched to the Capitol steps Wednesday to protest new gun legislation in the aftermath of last month’s shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Despite opposition Madison area students say #enough, plan school walkout calling for stricter gun control
Madison area high school students will participate in a national school walkout Wednesday to support gun control legislation following the Parkland shooting, despite pushback from some school districts.
The Transit and Parking Commision is set to consider a proposed parking rate change Wednesday that would increase prices for select ramps and lots throughout downtown Madison.
The Madison Police and Fire Commision plans to discuss next steps for the Madison Police Department Monday night after a city-funded report found areas of improvement for the department.
Desperate for a reliable source of food in the Allied-Dunn’s Marsh neighborhood of Madison, community member Marian Maldonado took action.
Madison’s Equal Opportunities Commission made their final recommendations Thursday to remove two confederate monuments at Forest Hill Cemetery.
The Dane County Regional Airport had the most usage in its history in 2017.The more than 1.9 million passengers traversing the terminals marked the fourth consecutive year of growth.
The Madison Common Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday night that would move all late-night food carts to Library Mall by 2023.The ordinance passed on Tuesday was an amended version of a previous plan to completely phase out late-night vending in the next five years.
The Dane County Regional Airport released Monday seeking proposals for a new solar development plan which, when implemented, will be the second largest in the state.The development will include 41 acres of land and will have the ability to generate 8 megawatts of power, about three times the power of the largest solar plant in the region: a 2.25 megawatt facility in Beloit.“Given its role in sustaining and growing our local economy, we think the Dane County Regional Airport is a perfect fit for this bold project,” Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said in a release.This will be the fourteenth Dane County solar installation and the county hopes it will help the region remain a leader in sustainable energy.“Dane County has been leading the state in generating cleaner renewable homegrown energy,” Parisi said.The facility is still seeking approval from the Federal Aviation Administration and will be the third installation on the Dane County Airport campus, although the new development will be 80 times larger than the existing installations.The expansion of the airports solar installations is the latest in the county’s effort to expand renewable energy.
The city of Madison Common Council approved last week the Madison Art Commission's choice of Roy Chi’s proposal for a new piece of art in Pennsylvania Park, located on East Johnson Street.“The People’s Pronouns,” will be composed of two sculptures at opposite ends of the park.
Local chefs and foodies alike met Sunday to kick off Madison Chef Week, a week-long event put on by the Madison Area Chefs Network that showcases the food from a variety of restaurants around the city.
22-year-old Nehemiah Siyoum was reported for "profane music at a volume that made officers first think it was from the coffee shop's amplification system," Lt. Brian Austin said in a statement obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal.
This Tuesday, a Madison landlord applied for the allocation of $355,000 to rehabilitate 48 rental units leased to qualified low-to-moderate-income renters.
Members of the city’s Vending Oversight Committee were met with harsh reactions Wednesday night when they took up a proposal to phase out late night food carts.Opponents of the proposal argue food carts are consistently and unfairly the targets of reforms that are rooted in overconsumption of alcohol.Mario Armenta, one of the four current late night vendors, doesn’t know what would happen if the vendors were forced to shut down.
Seven Dane County projects that will encourage development of housing for low-income individuals and families received millions in state tax credits this week.The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, which awarded a total of $13.4 million to projects across the state, announced Tuesday that it will give $3.4 million in low-income housing tax credits for these projects.
The Madison Common Council voted to override Mayor Paul Soglin’s veto of “click and collect” alcohol sales Tuesday night after the ordinance that would allow such a sale was reconsidered.
In a press conference with Madison public officials, students and educators, Gov. Scott Walker and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan were called on to make a difference in the push to pass new gun legislation.Jennifer Cheatham, superintendent of the Madison public schools, stressed the importance of student safety in schools, saying “we demand action because school safety is not a political issue, it is only about keeping our children safe.”Cheatham also emphasized the value of keeping the conversation of gun reform alive in Madison schools.