City of Madison

City council passes $40 wheel tax, effective Feb. 1

Mayor Rhodes-Conway says tax is only way to fund BRT

City of Madison

Four UW students, one alum apply for interim city council position

Accepted applicant to serve out remainder of Avra Reddy's city council term

City of Madison

Madison City Finance Committee recommends $4.1 million in funds for affordable housing projects

Recommendation pending approval by city council

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Banning straws is insufficient — corporations must do more to tackle climate change

Small actions from individuals are important, but ultimately won't solve our problems

City of Madison

Disability Rights Commission opposes new proposal to ban plastic straws

The proposed city ordinance will go before the sustainability committee at the end of October, before a final decision is made

City of Madison

Alder Avra Reddy plans to resign by end of month

After serving for 6 months, Alder Avra Reddy steps down from District 8 to cope with family illness

City of Madison

Police body cameras spark controversy

After a proposal to fund police body cameras was rejected, many city council members want more research to be done before supporting any new proposals

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Fighting Spirits: Ahead of municipal elections, questions loom about future of liquor licensing in downtown Madison

Spike in violent crimes downtown linked to alcohol consumption have city officials, police rethinking current policies regarding liquor licensing

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A vote of no confidence for Madison local government

Historically low voter turnout in local elections shows Madisonians know their local leaders have very little influence

City of Madison

Transportation committee discusses potential for new bus system

Survey reports people wanting faster, more frequent buses