What Will The Council Talk About Tonight? (updated)

Posted October 31st, 2017 @ 3:12 PM by

Here it is, in all its glory!

WED: Support County Board Budget Amendments!

Posted October 31st, 2017 @ 7:34 AM by

7 great amendments! Not much notice but the agenda just came out late yesterday!

The JAIL is going to BREAK Us.

Posted October 30th, 2017 @ 4:35 PM by

Tonight there will be a rally at the rally at the city – county board meeting at 4:30 PM to oppose the massive remodeling of the jail.  Before we show up let us take a couple steps back.  Among the proposals in Dane County Executive Joe Parisi’s $538 million 2018 budget proposal is a $76 million […]

Madison Schools Week Ahead

Posted October 29th, 2017 @ 10:34 PM by

1 meeting Monday, October 30 6:00 p.m. Regular Board of Education Meeting (Open Session) Doyle Administration Bldg. 545 W. Dayton Street Madison, WI 53703 McDaniels Auditorium – Minority Student Achievement (MSAN)/African American Student Strategic Council Recommendations – Middle School Start Time Update – At-Risk/Opportunity Youth Project – Pathways Year One Evaluation – 2017-18 Budget/Tax Levy […]

County Week Ahead

Posted October 29th, 2017 @ 10:15 PM by

Budget, budget and budget again . . .

City Week Ahead

Posted October 29th, 2017 @ 9:34 PM by

Council meeting, public hearing on the operating budget, historic preservation planning meetings and more.

Monday: Supervisor Willett Motion to Add $36M more for the jail

Posted October 28th, 2017 @ 12:45 PM by

If you look at the county board budget page, it doesn’t appear there is a meeting on Monday 10/30 . . . but there is! And there is a whopper amendment – well, 2 – adding $36M plus interest over 20 years to the $108,000 we’re already being asked to pay for!

Health and Human Needs Budget Amendments

Posted October 26th, 2017 @ 8:29 PM by

They have one more meeting, there could be more amendments coming, but here is what they did last night. County board amendments shitshow, part 2.

The Difference Between Elected Officials

Posted October 25th, 2017 @ 10:48 AM by

Courage to do the right thing. Check out the stark differences . . . COURAGE NOT COURAGE

Morlino Goes Rogue

Posted October 25th, 2017 @ 8:58 AM by

I have written before why I left the Catholic church. When Bishop Morlino fawns after hate talk radio host Vicki Mckenna, that defies the teachings of the week. After leaving the Catholic Church, we have settled in nicely at Messiah Lutheran, an ELCA Lutheran church on Cottage Grove Rd. In a time when church membership […]

County Board Budget Amendments (So Far)

Posted October 24th, 2017 @ 9:11 AM by

The county board budget process is much harder to follow than the city’s, but here’s what I can figure out at the moment . . . it seems to be constantly changing, so stay tuned. Tonight they consider removing the jail from the budget, tomorrow night they consider planning for a restoration center and Thursday they consider videotaping their committee meetings!