At its meeting April 15, Dane County's Health & Human Needs Committee postponed action on approving the third round of funding for small businesses.
The Dane County Board of Supervisors recommended Thursday that the Sheriff’s Office close an existing 50-person housing unit in the jail once a $148 million project is complete.
Tenants struggling to pay rent and small businesses at risk of shuttering will see millions in relief in coming weeks.
The resolution sponsored by Supervisor Elizabeth Doyle, District 1, aims to pause the current planning and request that criminal and racial justice reforms supported by the county are considered in new planning.
Elizabeth Doyle, who chairs the county’s Health and Human Needs Committee, wants Dane County to implement recommendations to lower the jail population and minimize the role of law enforcement.
Whether county board members support or oppose the jail project, they should welcome a reopening of the discussion.
A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.
Dane County is using part of its share of the federal COVID Relief Fund to support small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Women on the Dane County Board of Supervisors now outnumber men 19 to 18.
Kristen Audet and Ann DeGarmo beat out opponents, while Elizabeth Doyle ran in an uncontested election. The new supervisors will be sworn into office June 20.
Audet defeated former Madison Ald. David Ahrens by just 100 votes.
The election is June 4.
Six candidates are running for three vacant seats. The special election is June 4, and a primary election is scheduled for May 7.
Audet, a regulatory and compliance specialist at UW Organ and Tissue Donation, joins Madison Ald. David Ahrens in running for the county board seat that serves east Madison.
Contingent on the board’s approval March 21, a general election will be held June 4 to elect representatives for Districts 1 and 17 in Madison and District 33 in the city of Fitchburg.
Madison Ald. David Ahrens, District 15, and Elizabeth Doyle have announced their runs for two vacant Dane County Board seats.
New public art in Madison, from south side mosaics and library paintings to a gateway in Brittingham Park, are involving locals every step of the way.
Statewide money boosts Mayor Jon Hochkammer's campaign to fend off challenger Chad Kemp just a year after liberals swept four council members from office.
Incumbent Clark Solowicz faces competition from first-time candidate Elizabeth Doyle for a 2-year term representing District 1 on the Verona City Council.