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Executive decision: The contenders for Dane County Executive are easy to tell apart

In the campaign for Dane County executive, the candidates at times sound as though the apocalypse is upon us. The Republicans have taken control of the governor's seat and Legislature, and severe cuts -- to human services, school aid and money to local governments -- seem all but certain. Almost all of the candidates paint a bleak picture of the next four years, while offering hope they can carry the county through it. >More
 Executive decision: Eileen Bruskewitz, the conservative

 Executive decision: Joe Parisi, government champion

 Executive decision: Scott McDonell, the insider

 Executive decision: Zach Brandon, the bold moderate

 Executive decision: Spencer Zimmerman, the fringe candidate

 Executive decision: Joe Wineke, the fighter

 Dane County executive 2011 candidates sound off on facing a challenge

As part of its coverage of the campaign for Dane County executive, Isthmus is asking candidates a series of questions about governance. >More
 Madison Parks Division seeks feedback on long-range plan

At a meeting Tuesday night, Madison Parks Division staff presented a broad summary of its 2011-2016 Parks and Open Spaces Plan. Mary Bean, an east-side Madison resident, summed up her reaction succinctly: "You did a nice overview, but I think it would be helpful if there were more details we could chew on." >More
 Trek helps bring B-cycle bike sharing program to Madison

Starting in May, Madison is expected to have a full-blown bike-sharing program, similar to the service started in Denver and European cities. The program, called B-cycle, is a partnership started by three companies, Trek, the Innovation Center at Humana, and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. It has started programs in Denver, Chicago and Hawaii and has programs are in the works in four other cities, including Madison. >More
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