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Madison tax stance draws flak

Yelinek, who has Down syndrome, shares an apartment with another developmentally disabled woman on Midvale Boulevard. But because of the city of Madison's interpretation of some recent tax law rulings, Kristin may be in danger of losing her home. She's not alone: Critics say the city's aggressive stance on this issue jeopardizes such living arrangements. >More
 Will Tim Bruer's reign go on and on?

On the Madison Common Council, the president and pro tem leadership posts have traditionally been revolving -- nobody serves for more than a year, and usually the current pro tem is the next president. But Ald. Tim Bruer, the council's current president and longest-serving member, has proposed shaking things up by seeking a second consecutive term. >More
 Green dream, join the team

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's ambitions of building green neighborhoods took a step forward last week, when the Common Council approved goals for developing a 2,800-acre chunk of land on Madison's northeast side. >More
 Dueling endorsements for Konkel and Maniaci

Last week, aldermanic candidate Bridget Maniaci, who's challenging Dist. 2 Ald. Brenda Konkel, scored a mayoral endorsement hat-trick, announcing the endorsements of Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and former mayors Paul Soglin and Joe Sensenbrenner. >More
 City of Madison joins Twitter bandwagon

Early this year, the city of Madison began using Facebook and Twitter, joining a growing number of governments to jump on the social networking bandwagon. One blogger counts 60 pages' worth of government agencies that use Twitter. Remember pages? >More
 New plastic bag ban proposed for Madison

Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann is helping draft an ordinance to ban plastic bags from the trash stream and urge residents to recycle them at up to 50 drop spots around town. >More
 Proponents of urban farming back city zoning code changes

When Greg Rosenberg approached Madison officials in 2001 about Troy Gardens, a 31-acre urban farm on Madison's north side, he was getting into matters outside their comfort zone. "Trying to get that approved by the city was tremendously complex. It was such a weird project for them," says Rosenberg, executive director of the Madison Area Community Land Trust. "Now we see things catching up." >More
 Madison: Safer than before

Mark Twain said there are lies, damned lies and statistics. Statistics can both enlighten and mislead. For example, Madison has more crime than ever, but in fact we're much safer than we were 30 years ago. >More
 Voters get say on Garver Feed Mill plan

Madison's nascent arts incubator got a boost Feb. 26, when Gov. Jim Doyle announced $73,600 in "brownfield" grants to help revitalize the former Garver factory on Madison's east side, by Olbrich Park. >More
 Middleton schools seek $67 million shot in arm

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District wants voters to authorize $67.4 million for construction and operating funds in three referenda on the April 7 ballot. >More
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