Category Archives: Madison city government

Madison has too much government

More government is going to do more governing. It’s a law of physics. They say journalism is the first draft of history. A blogge is the first draft of journalism. Like beaujolais nouveau. Do not swirl, do not sniff, do … Continue reading

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Mo Cheeks, champion of street corner scammers, running for mayor

Identity politics will be on the ballot next spring Stopping at the corner of Whitney Way and Odana Road, the Squire had a flashback. (No, not from the orange sunshine back in the day.) Just a year ago, motorists at … Continue reading

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Dane County Historical Society: let the memorial remain at Confederate Rest

Removing it would be ‘an injustice to history’ June 18, 2018 Dear Members of the City of Madison Common Council, The Board of Directors for the Dane County Historical Society is opposed to the removal of the stone cenotaph erected … Continue reading

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Mayor Soglin proposes $17 city vehicle registration fee

Facing a $5 million budget shortfall, Mayor Paul Soglin is proposing a $17 city vehicle registration fee. Soglin told alders: Dane County proposed its local vehicle registration fee in their 2018 operating budget. Revenues from the fee will be used … Continue reading

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On Starbucks and Meadowood Library

The Stately Manor is open to customers only A few years back, drunken bums set up housekeeping at a Brittingham Park shelter. Comfy on sofas discarded on curbside, they blasted tunes on boom boxes as they got their jones on … Continue reading

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Brave cops stepped up to the plate at Texas school shooting

Puts crimp in Madison’s ‘Cops Out of Our Schools’ movement Police advocates last week presented each of 20 alders and Mayor Soglin with copies of Heather Mac Donald’s book, War on Cops. The gift is intended as a corrective to … Continue reading

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