City of Madison

Police Oversight Board amendment to remove racial, experience quotas

'I think it’s unfortunate that this is a step we have to take, to remove that specific language from the ordinance,' alderperson says

City of Madison

Community, city break ground on southside Black Business Hub

'This Hub is an opportunity to grow new businesses and for [Black business owners] to have access to resources that they do not have right now,' Urban League CEO says

City of Madison

Some alderpersons say mayor excluded them from homeless shelter location discussion

Mayor's office says access to transportation is main factor in choosing location

City of Madison

City of Madison surges forward with Bus Rapid Transit plans despite some local businesses’ opposition

Madison mayor says BRT is 'uniquely necessary' to address growth for economic boost as State Street businesses pushes back against aspects of the system's design

UW-Madison Campus

UW announces face masks will be required in all campus buildings again

Starting August 5, all staff, students, visitors must wear masks in campus buildings due to rise in COVID-19 cases from the Delta variant, UW says

City of Madison

Madison Finance Committee authorizes new crisis response teams

'It’s going to hopefully help divert people from jails and emergency rooms,' project manager says 

State of Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers’ budget allows 0.5% increase in sales tax, addresses concerns from municipalities

Counties will be allowed to increase sales tax to diversify local revenue sources, empower local governments

City of Madison

Common Council votes to ban MPD from using facial recognition technology

'These technologies have pretty well established and serious flaws in their capacity to accurately identify Black and Brown faces,' registrant says in support of ban

City of Madison

Madison Metro Transit kicks off Bus Rapid Transit with public meeting

Bus Rapid Transit system services will start in 2024 in Madison, with lines running through UW campus

City of Madison

UPDATED: Madison leadership announces appointments for MPD Civilian Oversight Board

Nine out of 27 nominations were recommended by local organizations in addition to two selected by Madison Mayor

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