Category: Paid Sick Leave

Be Brave With Bryce

Posted June 21st, 2014 @ 10:29 AM by

One of Monona Grove’s own needs your help: During these last few weeks, we learned Bryce has cancer – Ewing’s Sarcoma. Description Ewing’s Sarcoma is a very rare cancerous bone tumor that affects children, it is so rare that only 200 cases are reported each year. It is not an inherited cancer, it occurs after […]

Fundraiser to Help with Health Care Costs

Posted June 5th, 2009 @ 2:34 AM by

Ah, where to begin with the problems with health care and how it can wreak havoc on a person’s life. Here’s a chance to help someone in our community who is often helping everyone else! As you may have heard, Barbara Wright of The Dardanelles recently hadan emergency appendectomy, and as a small business owner […]

Horror of Horrors

Posted June 2nd, 2009 @ 11:56 AM by

“Unfortunately, (the park) is taken over by folks who sit there all day and hang out.” Sometimes, smart people, say dumb things. People who sit in the park and hang out! Yikes, what is the world coming to?! Wait, there’s more . . . “We want people to be able to take their kids to […]

Common Council Recap – The Basics (Not quite done . . .)

Posted May 20th, 2009 @ 6:31 PM by

Bike lanes on Midvale, 600 E Johnson Project, Chronic Nuisance Ordinance, TIF agreement for Capital West, Capital Revolving Funds, the Sign Ordinance and oh, so much more! [Guess what! The meeting started late. Still bugs me. I don’t why. Just does.] Mayor was here by 6:28, Bruer up at the dais talking to him for […]

The Chamber of Commerce thinks human workers are house-elves

Posted October 16th, 2007 @ 10:57 AM by

This is just too good not to share, the politics of Harry Potter. This is from a friend of mine, who I think wants to remain anonymous! I didn’t know how political the Harry Potter series could get, and I’m still a little embarrassed to admit I’ve gotten into them. Here’s the gem I just […]

2007 Budget – Sick Leave Not Implemented, And More

Posted October 15th, 2007 @ 1:42 PM by

Wouldn’t you assume that when something gets put into the budget and it gets the votes on the council, that it would get implemented. Not so. I’m not one for press releases for many reasons, but here it is nonetheless . . . . Konkel Raises Serious Concerns About Integrityof City Budget ProcessReview Reveals Items […]

Those City Council All-Nighters!

Posted May 18th, 2006 @ 3:58 AM by

Those who have been critical of another all-nighter of the City Council meeting are correct (Subeck, Wealti, Zepeda-Capistran via Kratz) . . . there is no reason to treat members of the public who have come to speak to us so disrespectfully. No one should have to wait until after midnight to speak to us. […]

The Right Time for Paid Sick Leave

Posted April 1st, 2006 @ 5:54 PM by

Every time the Mayor says that he supports paid sick leave, but it just isn’t the right time, I cringe. I wonder if he realizes the impact that using those words has on people. I keep thinking of the quote about how the right time to do the right thing is always now, but I […]

The last few days perspectives on paid sick leave . . .

Posted March 5th, 2006 @ 1:07 AM by

A few sick leave stories from the past few days . . . MY GROCERY SHOPPING EXPERIENCEI went to the grocery store Wednesday night after a neighborhood meeting to pick up a few things. I got all my groceries and went to the check out. As I was checking out, the clerk sneezed, and she […]

Stop the Slogans!

Posted March 4th, 2006 @ 3:15 PM by

During the smoking debate it was “Ban the Ban” and “Save Madison Jobs” – and various members of the council were Nazi’s and a long list of other things I probably shouldn’t repeat. Now, during sick leave it’s “Stop the Mandates!” And we’re still Nazi’s and a long list of other things I probably shouldn’t […]

That darn EDC . . . hates the public?

Posted February 25th, 2006 @ 1:03 PM by

So, prior to the second attempt the Economic Development Commission made to have a public hearing on paid sick leave, another controversy of sorts threatened to flare up, got resolved, then became an in issue again. What is it with EDC and “public process”? Do the chair and alder realize that this is a government […]