Retaliation for Wednesday’s Blog Post

Posted October 24th, 2014 @ 8:04 AM by

County Board Chair consulting with the sheriff and head of Health and Human Needs threatening to cut TRC’s funds. Yeah. That’s right.

More Blogging Catch Up

Posted October 24th, 2014 @ 7:23 AM by

Ugh, vacation, followed by a funeral, and a fundraiser for TRC tonight, sorting out how to make homeless storage work starting Nov. 1 and tiny house village weeks away from opening have made blogging difficult.

County Government Needs Reform

Posted October 22nd, 2014 @ 10:01 AM by

I don’t have time to do this post justice, but I can’t see not blogging about this latest absurdity today.

What the Council will talk About Tonight

Posted October 21st, 2014 @ 4:06 PM by

At least this is what they might talk about . . . plus any item that the public might show up to talk about.

Early Voting, No Voter ID Required

Posted October 21st, 2014 @ 8:37 AM by

I’m not an early voter, I prefer to wait til election day, you never know what you might learn between now and then, but if it what it takes to get you to vote, by all means, vote early!

Post Vacation Catch Up

Posted October 21st, 2014 @ 8:26 AM by

A bit of random, updates, upcoming meetings, etc., $10 Overture tickets for a year, Union Corners meeting on housing, Placemaking at the Public Market, DNR survey, clean lakes survey.

Passage of Amendment Could Mean WISDOT Will Rule With a Concrete Fist

Posted October 21st, 2014 @ 6:30 AM by

With polls showing 70% support for a constitutional amendment creating a department of transportation and ensuring that taxes paid by motor-vehicle users are spent on transportation*, passage appears certain. But what will that mean for the future of transportation in Wisconsin? WISDOT could rule with a concrete fist. A shining example of WISDOTs current position […]

Stop Wasteful Highway Expansions, No New Transportation Taxes, Fix Local Roads First

Posted October 20th, 2014 @ 5:31 PM by

Concerned Residents of Cities, Towns Traveling to Capitol to Tell Gov. Walker: Stop Wasteful Highway Expansions, No New Transportation Taxes, Fix Local Roads First FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2014 CONTACT: Juan Carlos Ruiz, (414) 758-0600 Cleaner Milwaukee Coalition   Bruce Speight,, (608) 658-3517 WHAT: Last week, WISDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb refused to hear […]

Put Our Transportation Problems on the Radar!

Posted October 19th, 2014 @ 4:30 PM by

According to WISDOT, the next State budget will have $680 million more in planned transportation spending than is projected to come in from gas taxes. Unfortunately the majority of the news coverage has missed the opportunity to address the imbalance by reducing wasteful project spending. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has called this issue one of […]

City of Madison Operating Budget Overview

Posted October 15th, 2014 @ 8:12 AM by

First of three posts on the briefings on the City of Madison Executive Operating Budget prior to amendments.

Board of Estimates (James Doyle Square) Recap

Posted October 15th, 2014 @ 5:47 AM by

Very confused, when my dvr started recording there just did item 11, not sure what they did with it . . . they passed the rest of the agenda except items 12 & 13. They adopted items 1 – 10. Then went on to James Doyle Square and the budget.