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Bruer gesture draws complaint

Tammy Peters was just doing her job, taking minutes for the Madison Common Council on July 7. Then something unexpected happened. >More
 GMCC gave late donations to three council candidates

In late March, just before the April 7 election, the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce Direct Givers gave money to three Madison Common Council candidates: $550 to Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, $900 to Hamilton Arendsen and $1,300 to Bridget Maniaci. (Bidar-Sielaff beat Arendsen for an open seat, and Maniaci ousted Brenda Konkel.) >More
 What will Greyhound do for a downtown depot?

Now that the Madison Common Council has given the go-ahead for a mixed-use residential development where the Badger Bus Depot currently sits on Bedford Street, where will Greyhound Bus drop off and pick up passengers after Aug. 31? >More
 University Square grocery plan dealt setback

The grocery store proposed for University Square, expected to open in October, has been told by the city it doesn't qualify for the $1 million in tax incremental financing it wanted. But without financing, the grocery store probably won't happen, says Greg Rice, CEO of EMI, which owns the development. >More
 Marsh Shapiro bristles at Fire Department demand for floor plans

Marsh Shapiro was incredulous when he read the June 25 letter. The Madison Fire Department wants him to hire an architect to produce floor plans of his restaurant, the Nitty Gritty, so the city can determine the capacities for individual areas: first floor, second floor and patio. >More
 Proposed waterfront rules for Dane County draw fire

Dane County is scaring people. Its Lakes and Watershed Commission has been developing the Dane County Waterbody Classification Project, which some fear will bring draconian regulations. >More
 Dane County applies stimulus funds to energy efficiency

Using $450,000 of federal stimulus money, Dane County is starting a revolving loan fund to help residents and businesses here become more energy-efficient. >More
 Overture Center sees red in special budget

With its finances already in disarray, the Overture Center on Tuesday ended its special six-month budgeting period $275,000 over budget. >More
 A city administrator for Madison?

Madison Ald. Michael Schumacher has launched a blog, True North, and one of his first entries begins with a question: "How would you feel getting another 'city leader' without an election? At no additional cost? Sounds too good to be true?" >More
 CDA doing less with less

Faced with a $500,000 budget shortfall, the Madison Community Development Authority has asked the federal government for permission to reduce its subsidy for Section 8 housing vouchers to the poor. >More
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