Category Archives: Madison city government

Madison spends $400,000 to study police, gets ‘few answers’ — while bullets fly

‘Few answers in report on police’ Good on Chris Rickert. I’m sure he misses his opinion column on Page 2 of the Wisconsin State Journal but, given the contracting news business, at least he is doing honest labor as the … Continue reading

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Can’t we all just bridge the digital divide?

After studying the warranty and some augury involving small animals, the Policy Werkes concludes that your humble bloggeur will never be as virtuous as the average Madison alderoid. For the Madison Common Council and its mayor for life, every day … Continue reading

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Madison alders get two more kicks at the cops

Ald. Paul Skidmore just introduced a measure to add eight Madison police officers at  $416,385 (including fringe benefits, uniforms, etc.) and three more marked squad cars for $163,530. Unfortunately, the measure needs 15 votes from the 20 alders because it amends … Continue reading

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Should the rule of law by subjected to the passions of the mob? 

We stand by our verdict of a month ago. Shouldn’t there, at least, be a tee shirt? Thursday’s more complete exposition of the City of Madison’s $400,000 police proctology reveals a big nothing burger. (The full report here.) The high-priced … Continue reading

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No money for more Madison police but plenty for Common Council staff

UPDATE: Was there a roll call on approving the contract for the hiring of a Common Council chief of staff? No there was not. The voice vote in favor was declared unanimous. I am put in mind of my old … Continue reading

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Arrest the social justice brownshirts

“This is what democracy looks like,” the Derail the Jail mob chanted Monday night as they disrupted a scheduled meeting of the Dane County Board of Supervisors. No, this is what the Bolshevik putsch 100 years ago looked like. This … Continue reading

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