MG&E Should Retract Rate Increase and Misleading Statements
CONTACT: Matt Kozlowski, Co-Chair
(715) 571-1577 – Admin@ProDane.org
For Immediate Release:
Today, October 9, 2014, the Public Service Commission will host a public hearing on Madison Gas & Electric’s proposed rate increases. Progressive Dane is calling on MG&E to withdraw its rate increase proposal and to retract the misleading information in its letter to ratepayers last week.
“The rate case proposal is an affront...
PD Supervisor Al Matano Stands Up for Animal Rights
Written by Matt Kozlowski, Co-Chair
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Dane County has a long and controversial history when it comes to the intersection between animal research and animal rights at the state’s flagship university. The latest continuation of this controversy centers on Dr. Ned Kalin’s proposed maternal depravation study. The experiment will utilize newborn primates to study the impacts of intentional separation from the animal’s...
Submit your comments online! Visit PSC's website and file your testimony before October 7th.
Earlier this year, MG&E announced major changes to Madison's utility billing structure. This proposal would result in massive increases in the energy bills of average homeowners and renters while providing huge breaks to big consumers and industries. These changes, currently being considered by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC),...
On Tuesday, July 1st, Madison's City Attorney sent ride-sharing companies Uber/Lyft a letter (see below) requesting that the companies come into compliance with our laws and regulations within the next 10 days, or the City will take additional steps for enforcement.
In Stoughton, engaged city residents continue to ask hard questions about the proposed Kettle Park West development. In January, Stoughton’s Council approved a developer agreement with Forward Development Group of Verona (also Kettle Park West LLC) for a parcel at the intersection of Highways 51 and 138. Approval was granted two weeks after the big box store tenant was revealed to be the Wal-Mart Super Center. The developer maintained that agreement with Wal-mart had required...
Published in The Cap Times, June 9th, 2014
Students in the Madison Metropolitan School District are urging school board members to cut funding to initiatives introduced by Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham and put more money towards maintaining school buildings and covering health care insurance for teachers
Tax Incremental Financing in Dane County has traveled a long way from its statutory purpose to address blight. It has increasingly been a way to create much-celebrated “public-private partnerships” in which the public contributes resources but has no controlling interest, and in which the risk of investment is transferred to the public. Proposed developments in Dane County – Madison’s Judge Doyle Square hotel, and Stoughton’s Kettle Park West project – which includes a 153,000 square...
A Look at Next Month's Feature Article
- Written by Sue Pastor, Policy Co-Chair
The City of Stoughton and Mayor Donna Olson’s plans to subsidize a development at Kettle Park West including a 153,000 square foot Wal-Mart Super Center are on hold, pending an independent analysis of its economic impact. The analysis is a requirement of the city’s “big box” ordinance. On January 28, with about half...
Victories for Progressive Candidates, Concerns for Community Involvement
- Written by Matt Kozlowski, Treasurer
Over the course of the past several months, Dane County finished up another County elections cycle. However, if you didn’t notice, we can hardly hold it against you given the lack of candidates on the ballot--more on that later. Before examining other aspects of this election cycle, let’s take a look at the results.
Progressive Dane Endorsed Races:
D2: Heidi Wegleitner, Incumbent...
Join Progressive Dane as we celebrate the life and work of David
Austin and in his memory, honor those who continue to fight for a
better Dane County community.
Progressive Dane will honor County Board Chair John Hendrick and
Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner with the inaugural David Austin Memorial
We salute County Board Chair John Hendrick for his long
career of public service working for progressive causes and
County Board Supervisor Heidi Wegleitner for her dedicated
and passionate service fighting for affordable housing and
championing issues of homelessness.