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City of Madison gives up on alcohol density ordinance

When the city approved the alcohol license density ordinance (known by its Muppet-esque acronym, ALDO) in 2007, it was trying to reduce the number of bars and taverns heavily concentrated in the downtown area. >More
 Internal candidates Carl Gloede and Mike Koval named as finalists for Madison police chief

The Madison Police and Fire Commission has settled on two finalists for the city's next police chief, both of whom currently work for the city. The candidates are Capt. Carl Gloede, commander of the Central District, and Sgt. Mike Koval, the department's personnel and training recruiter. >More
 Madison Metro buses are stalling due to waxing in engine fuel lines

In recent days, about 30 Madison Metro buses have broken down on the road, as the company struggles to deal with a waxing problem in its fuel lines. "It started about a week ago," says Metro maintenance manager Jeff Butler. "Buses were stalling out and losing power on the road." >More
 Madison looks to install public toilets

Last month, Madison quietly installed portable toilets in two of its parking garages to help provide 24-hour access for both the homeless and visitors. The porta-potties are located in the State Street Campus Garage, at Lake and Frances, and the Capitol Square North Garage, on East Mifflin Street. >More
 Madison hopes to extend East Campus Mall to Lake Monona

This year, Madison will begin looking at ways to improve the "Triangle neighborhood" and Brittingham Park on the near west side, and looking for a way to extend the campus mall all the way to Lake Monona. >More
 Madison schools leery of TIF funding for Judge Doyle Square

The city is getting pushback from the Madison school district regarding the Judge Doyle Square project. In order to finance the project, the city needs to use tax incremental financing, or TIF, which diverts a portion of property taxes in a designated area for development. >More
 Judge Doyle Square heading toward negotiations

The city's Board of Estimates has approved moving into private negotiations with a development group for Judge Doyle Square, even though numerous questions about the project linger. >More
 Will federal ruling overturn Wisconsin's rules on Obamacare navigators?

Wisconsin's rules requiring navigators for the Affordable Care Act " a.k.a. Obamacare " to be licensed and trained could be in jeopardy after a U.S. judge temporarily blocked similar rules in Missouri last week. >More
 Madison faces large fee hike to compost yard waste at Dane County facilities

Dane County is hiking the fees it charges municipalities to compost yard waste, with Madison's share expected to jump from $51,000 to more than $252,000. >More
 Mayor Paul Soglin to reassess Judge Doyle Square (updated)

Mayor Paul Soglin wants to reassess the contentious Judge Doyle Square project and reexamine what the city actually needs. But he remains opposed to turning the Madison Municipal Building into a hotel, which is the centerpiece of one of the proposals. >More
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