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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
 Giving up the power

The UW-Madison has decided not to file as an intervenor in American Transmission Company's request to build a 345-kilovolt power line across Dane County. Being an intervenor would allow the UW to be more involved with the Public Service Commission's decision-making process. But the UW says its concerns are already being addressed. >More
 Verveer in, Webber out, challengers for Konkel in spring 2009 election

It's official: Downtown Ald. Mike Verveer plans to run for re-election next spring. "I've just been really flattered and overwhelmed by the number of folks who've asked me to consider serving one more term," says Verveer, who has been on the council for 14 years. "It's been very heartwarming. It just got to me." >More
 Wisconsin State Journal puts first things first

 Kathleen Falk prepares for battle

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