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Edgewater challenges remain before construction

Expansion of the Edgewater Hotel was by far Madison's most contentious project last year, winning approval from the Common Council after an all-night meeting in May. But there are still some unresolved issues, including an ongoing lawsuit challenging the council's overturning of a Landmarks Commission ruling. >More
 Dave Cieslewicz, Kathleen Falk look to the future

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is running for reelection this spring, to a third consecutive term, so it's fitting that he sees the challenges of the coming year through a prism of political struggle. "The theme is going to be this tension between what I would define as a modern economy and attempts to roll that back," Cieslewicz says. "We're concerned about what the Legislature might do to our economy." >More
 Overture a done deal at last

Tuesday night's Madison Common Council meeting was, as Ald. Julia Kerr joked, akin to the Academy Awards: "I love this part where we thank everybody and pat each other on the back." After months of frustration and confusion over a plan to erase the Overture Center's $28.6 million debt, the council agreed to a deal most members could live with. >More
 A better way to redistrict?

As 2010 Census data starts trickling in next year, Dane County will begin the messy, contentious process known as "redistricting." >More
 Mark Clear suggesting more resources for Madison council

Meanwhile, Common Council President Mark Clear hopes to use redistricting to help the body he presides over run more smoothly. >More
 Badgers' bowl berth could mean more tax revenue for Dane County

UW-Madison football fans aren't the only ones cheering at the Badgers' probable Rose Bowl berth. It also means a potential windfall in sales tax revenue for Dane County, as fans buy the latest in Badger fashion. >More
 Dane County's rainy day fund increased incrementally

One element of Dane County's $500 million budget just signed by County Executive Kathleen Falk that got little attention was a $1 million hike in the county's reserve fund, to $3.25 million. >More
 Ald. Thuy Pham-Remmele departs marathon meeting

Toward the end of the second recess at Tuesday night's marathon council meeting, around 12:30 Wednesday morning, Ald. Thuy Pham-Remmele left the meeting. >More
 Madison pols punt on Overture

For the past six months, a decision has been hanging over the heads of Madison Common Council members -- whether to take ownership of the Overture Center for $1 as part of a plan to resolve its $29 million debt and restructure management, or risk letting the center "go dark." In recent weeks, that decision has gotten even more complicated, as alternative plans were floated and people weighed in from all sides. >More
 In nixing train, Scott Walker is dashing local development dreams

The high-speed rail project that was supposed to connect Madison to Milwaukee and beyond had Madisonians thinking grand. But with Gov.-elect Scott Walker intent on killing the $810 million project, those dreams are being crushed. >More
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