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Still waiting for Department of Children and Families report

 Donald Gors running for Madison school board

This spring, the Madison school board has one contested race: Donald Gors versus board president Arlene Silveira. Gors, a 58-year-old father of three, has no beef with Silveira's performance. "I don't really know anything about the people on the board or where they stand," he admits. He chose to run against Silveira because she's in Seat 1, which was at the top of the list of incumbents. >More
 The electric golf course acid test

Count the city of Madison's Odana Hills golf course among the potential casualties of the American Transmission Company's proposal to build a 345-kilovolt power line along the Beltline. The city says the plan would force it to move seven holes. >More
 Domestic partner benefits mandate begins without a hitch

On Dec. 1, Dane County's new ordinance mandating its contracted agencies provide employees with domestic partner benefits went into effect. Human Services' Green was braced for a backlash, but it never came. >More
 Family Care delay?

The state of Wisconsin is facing a projected $5.4 billion budget deficit. So plans to expand Family Care, the state's new long-term care program for the elderly and disabled, may be put on hold. >More
 Kathleen Falk's goal: Git 'er done!

Dane County also doesn't have any grand plans for the new year. County Executive Kathleen Falk says she has a lot of unfinished work to do, which is why she's running for re-election this spring. >More
 Advice for Madison city officials in 2009: Keep it simple

The dismal economy may mean the city of Madison will face a quiet year in 2009. "It will have to be a year of basics," says Mayor Dave Cieslewicz. The city will seek to maintain current services and identify further efficiencies. "People need to know city government will operate as efficiently as possible." >More
 Wal-Mart won't let Salvation Army bell ringers inside

Last week, as Madison endured its first major winter storm, Daniel Knoetke stood outside the west-side Wal-Mart, ringing a bell for the Salvation Army. "It was the night all the snow dropped," says Knoetke, a Madison resident. "Hardly anyone was out there. The wind was blowing like hell." >More
 Fitchburg Mayor Tom Clauder declines run against Falk

Fitchburg Mayor Tom Clauder's recent announcement that he will not seek re-election in April sparked immediate speculation that he'll take on Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk. But Clauder is not running against Falk, either. >More
 Heads may roll at Madison TPC

Following the Madison Transit and Parking Commission's recent vote against his proposal to raise cash bus fares 50 cents, to $2, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz sent out a memo listing steps Metro must now take, such as identifying service cuts. >More
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