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Growing pains: Madison nurses struggle to meet increasing industry pressures as hospitals’ solutions fall short

The strain of an aging patient population, COVID-19 burnout and lack of support for unionization has Madison nurses at their breaking point

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Dane County Board votes to increase jail project budget by $16 million

Increase is part of compromise proposed one day before vote

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Dane County votes to not stop use of tear gas, pepper spray by Sheriff, does not fund mental health center

2021 budget continues to fund Sheriff's Office while all other departments get 5% cut

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Dane County halts $20 million jail construction, instead invests in mental health center

Jail conditions are "inhumane," "absolutely unacceptable," county officials say

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Dane County supervisor Paul Rusk passes away at 65

'Paul's leadership and grace will be deeply missed,' County Executive says

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Dane County Board urges university to discontinue in-person classes

'We need to send a message that they need to reverse course,' county supervisor says

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Executive releases Dane County 2021 budget totaling $615 million

Budget increases tax by $30.18 per average household, Human Services gets nearly $240 million

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Protesters march, speak out against new $150 million jail at County Board meeting

'Build communities, not jails' protesters chanted

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Virtual meetings new normal for Dane County Board of Supervisors

Remote meeting toolkit created, new elected supervisors sworn in through virtual meeting

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UWHCA Board will not voluntarily recognize nurse union despite community, government support

Nurse said union will keep pushing to get deserved recognition, UWHCA desires to work together to solve employee issues

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