• Plan would make it easier to use city of Madison land for edible landscaping


    By Linda Falkenstein

    Published on The Isthmus Daily Page 2/26/13

    An ordinance will be introduced at tonight's Common Council meeting making it easier for residents to plant edible landscaping on city land.

    Section 8.32, Edible Landscaping on City-Owned Lands, to be introduced by Ald. Satya Rhodes-Conway, is meant to "encourage the planting and harvesting of locally grown fruits, vegetables, nuts and other edible plant forms, and to regulate the...

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  • Press Release: Progressive Dane's Statement on Sarah Manski's Withdrawal from the School Board Race



    For Immediate Release: FEBRUARY 24TH, 2013

    On January 23rd, 2013, Progressive Dane made a dual endorsement in the Madison Metropolitan School Board race for Seat 5. At the time, Progressive Dane had no indication that Sarah Manski would not be able to follow through on the campaign or hold the seat if elected. Progressive Dane...

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  • Several candidates with ties to Wisconsin Capitol protests running for local office in Madison this spring


    By: John Waters

    Published on The Isthmus Daily Page on 2/21/13

    On his city council campaign website, a photo of Christian Hansen shows him posing in the State Capitol rotunda wearing a button bearing the orange-and-blue logo of the #wiunion movement. The message Hansen is trying to convey is clear even if the connection between the Capitol protests of two years ago and the Madison Common Council are not.

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  • Nine candidates square off in 2013 primary races for Madison city council


    By: Joe Tarr 

    Published in the Isthmus on 02/14/2013 

    Twelve of the city's 20 Common Council districts will be contested this spring, but only three of them involve primaries on Feb. 19. Three people apiece are running for the 2nd, 13th and 15th district seats. The top two vote-getters in each district will square off in the April 2 general election.

    All nine candidates can be painted in various shades...

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  • Resnick, Hansen outline progress in race


    By: Allie Johnson

    Published in The Badger Herald, 2/7/13

    Endorsements continue to roll in as the aldermanic District 8 candidates narrow the focus of their campaigns in preparation of the upcoming City Council elections.

    After facing some initial controversy over ballot signatures,  Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, and his opponent Christian Hansen are confirmed candidates on the ballot. Over the past few weeks both candidates have honed in on their campaigns...

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  • Grass Roots: Progressive Dane building coalition to fight poverty


    By Pat Schneider

    Published in the Capital Times on July 24, 2011

    A poverty rate of 17 percent and climbing. Half of public school children on the list for a free lunch to supplement what parents are able to put on the table at home.

    These stark statistics on Madison are prompting Progressive Dane, the county's progressive political party, to step up to organize a coalition to advocate for...

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