The Diversion Work Group, a new component of the 2016 Dane County Budget, presented its report, focusing on reducing the number of individuals in jail and promoting a more efficient criminal justice system, to the Dane County Public Protection and Judiciary Committee Tuesday. The organization is made up of 11 appointed members from the community as well as county staff who were picked for their significant justice system experience and expertise.
Madison Area Technical College President Jack Daniels has proposed a plan that would lease its downtown property while shifting the majority of its programs to Madison’s South Side. Daniels has outlined the plan with two main recommendations, the first being a proposal to lease the downtown property.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Tuesday a $2.25 million fund to address affordable housing is open to community members for application. The funding was established in The Affordable Housing Development fund, which allocates $2 million each year for four years to help the county combat unaffordable housing.
Tamara Grigsby, the recently appointed director of the new Dane County Department of Equity and Inclusion, died unexpectedly this week from health complications.
An exhibit that features writing, art, music and dramatic work from inmates of the Oakhill Correctional Institution will be available at the Madison Public Library’s Central Branch this Thursday at 6 p.m.
A 2016 analysis by the personal finance website WalletHub ranked Madison as the fourth best capital in the nation.
Nancy G. Prince, 53, assaulted two women inside a laundromat Tuesday night, according to a Madison Police Department incident report. The two women were assaulted 50 minutes apart at 1817 S. Park St. around 8 p.m.