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Madison Common Council punts on Overture Center restructuring

For the past six months, a decision has been hanging over the heads of Madison Common Council members -- whether to take ownership of the Overture Center for $1 as part of a plan to resolve its $29 million debt and restructure management, or risk letting the center "go dark." >More
 Kathleen Falk announces resignation date

Kathleen Falk announced today she'll resign as Dane County Executive on Dec. 21, allowing the election for her successor to be held next spring during the regular election cycle. >More
 Madison bike committee weighs in on draft Downtown Plan

Whether traveling on foot, bike or vehicle, maneuvering the many one-ways, odd intersections and often-congested streets of downtown Madison can be a pain. That's why the city has made transportation improvements a priority in the recommendations proposed in its draft Downtown Plan. >More
 The GOP's Wisconsin agenda

With the Nov. 2 election of Scott Walker and solid majorities in both houses, Wisconsin Republicans have their first opportunity in a decade to distinctly redefine state policy. However, the looming $2.7 billion budget deficit, which the state constitution mandates be balanced, threatens to delay much of the party's pro-business agenda, including many of the tax cuts promised during the campaign. >More
 Republican business owner pleads with Walker at pro-train rally in downtown Madison

With each speaker that took the stage at a downtown Madison rally Saturday in support of high-speed rail, the protest crowd of around 200 didn't miss a beat. When speaker Andy Olsen from Environmental Law and Policy Center mentioned Gov.-elect Scott Walker's name, it solicited, "dumb, dumb, dumb" from the masses. >More
 Progressive Dane looks ahead to spring 2011 elections after fall disappointment

November 2 was a bleak day for liberal voters like Jacque Pokorney, co-chair of the local political party Progressive Dane. "It was very depressing for someone that supports the progressive left to go through what we went through in the last election," Pokorney says of the recent Republican sweep at both the state and national level. >More
 Do neighborhoods still matter in Madison?

After rancor over the Edgewater Hotel redevelopment, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz vowed that, from now on, neighborhood associations would be just one of many voices around the table when new projects were considered. >More
 Adventures in the individual health insurance market

Ironically, it was a health crisis that caused me to lose my health insurance -- but not in the way you might suspect. Last summer I came down with a bad case of poison ivy, all over my body. The pain, the endless itching, the face that swelled like a was bad. So bad that I neglected to fill out the health insurance reenrollment letter from the Madison school district. It was sitting on my desk all that time, through those sleepless nights of ice compresses and calamine. >More
 Dave Glomp to run for Madison city council in District 20, Thuy Pham-Remmele undecided

Dave Glomp announced Wednesday he's running for Madison Common Council, the second to declare for the seat currently held by Ald. Thuy Pham-Remmele. >More
 Isthmus Independent Business Awards honors community-loving entrepreneurs at Eldorado Grill

The ceremony for the inaugural Isthmus Independent Business Awards, held at Eldorado Grill on Monday evening, felt like a quintessential Madison event: genial and informal, with a streak of eccentricity as well as an urgency about saving the world. After margaritas, that is. >More
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