City of Madison

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

City of Madison

Dane County supervisors propose to reduce sheriff positions, funding for ‘less-lethal’ weapons

'The very people assigned with protecting us should not be harming us, especially in a global pandemic,' county supervisor says

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City of Madison

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

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

UW-Madison Campus

‘#mixedmessages:’ UWPD, ASM Chair clash on Twitter over defunding the police

UWPD claims ASM chair has changed stance since meeting with UWPD

City of Madison

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

City of Madison

Local elected officials divided over MPD, Madison mayor’s leadership

While some express disappointment, others sympathize with Mayor Rhodes-Conway's situation

City of Madison

Virtual meetings new normal for Dane County Board of Supervisors

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

City of Madison

Spring election cycle presents opportunity, challenges for local leadership turnover

'You don’t want to just occupy a seat, you wanna get something done while you’re here,' city clerk says

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