Published in The Cap Times, August 13th, 2013
Could it be? Could madison be poised for a broad push to help the most needy? Mayor Paul Soglin outlined his view recently to the Madison Rotary that the business community should make a dedicated effort to combat poverty and close the wide economic gap between white residents and residents of color. A smattering of comments accompanying press of his remarks seemed to indicate that civic and...
Published in The Cap Times, July 22nd, 2013
Dear Editor: Madison is all aflutter after Mayor Paul Soglin proposed to enshrine a tongue in cheek motto for Madison, “77 miles surrounded by reality,” into the law books recently. While some in the community reacted in deep horror to an identity that may turn away business investment, the real reality is that Madison's leadership is deeply out of touch with its 77 miles.
By The Cap Times, published June 19, 2013, Reporter Pat Schneider
Madison needs to increase scrutiny and reporting of political spending beyond what Mayor Paul Soglin was proposing in an ordinance aimed at city contractors that was narrowly defeated Tuesday by the City Council, Progressive Dane says.
"Requiring city contractors to disclose their political contributions would help ensure that the political process isn't being corrupted by entities with a financial stake in the outcome," Matt...
By WMTV Madison, published on NBC15.com and aired on WMTV 6/6/13
Reporter: Phil Levin
Activists claim Dane County may be the first in the country to pledge against investing in fossil fuels.
Thursday night the board voted unanimously to keep from financial stakes in the 200 companies with the largest reserves. The board cited environmental and global warming concerns echoed by local activists 350 Madison.
Contact: Matt Kozlowski, Admin@ProDane.org, (715) 571-1577FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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By Isthmus Staff, published on The Daily Page 3/28/13
Five candidates are competing for three seats on the Madison school board, with the general election on April 2, 2013.
The political context for the races is explosive, given Gov. Scott Walker's revolutionary proposals for education in Wisconsin: cuts to public school funding, an expansion of the voucher program, and a revamping of teachers' evaluations and bargaining rights.