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Spring candidates get ready to party

With the races down to the wire, and those for the Madison Common Council turning particularly vituperative in their final days, these parties will bring a welcome measure of relief for the candidates, along with satisfaction for the winners. >More
 Election Day: 96 hours and counting

It is only a matter of days before the polls open on Tuesday, Apr. 3 for this spring's round of municipal elections. Discussions, data and dirt are flying fast and furious as the day approaches; we'll try to keep up with some of it. >More
 Larry Palm vs. Vicky Selkowe for District 15

District 15 is split into two sections; the larger is comprised of the mostly residential neighborhoods clustered around Atwood Avenue and the north end of Monona Drive, while the smaller includes sections of several neighborhoods south of the airport. Incumbent Larry Palm is being challenged by Vicky Selkowe in one of the more contentious races this spring. >More
 Carl DuRocher vs. Marsha Rummel for District 6

District 6 is the center of archetypal east side Madison, hugging the northwestern corner of Lake Monona along Willy Street and Atwood Avenue from the edge of downtown to Olbrich Gardens and backed by East Washington Avenue. The two primary neighborhoods-- Marquette and Schenk-Atwood -- are each pulsing with residential and commercial growth. Carl DuRocher and Marsha Rummel are vying to succeed the retiring Ald. Judy Olson, who has represented the district for 12 years. >More
 A conversation with Terrence Wall

Madison progressives really dislike Madison developer Terrence Wall. Time and again, Wall has tried to rally the business community to battle Progressive Dane's agenda -- sick leave, minimum wage, city-lobbying registration, the whole PD kit and caboodle. >More
 Playing favorites?

The Dane County Democratic Party hasn't endorsed candidates for Madison Common Council in races where two Democrats are running. So some candidates were upset to learn the Democratic Party of Wisconsin has been using its phone banks to do polling for non-endorsed candidates. >More
 What is TIF?

 Moss and Thomas make their final pitch for the Madison school board

After ten rounds of weekly questions about the Madison schools, the six school-board candidates face one last volley concerning 4-year-old kindergarten, a new spending referendum and their own suitability for the board. >More
 City rules have builders TIFfed off

Brad Binkowski, a stalwart downtown developer for 27 years, is frustrated if not angry. He says tax increment financing, the city's primary tool for helping revitalization projects, is being destroyed by shortsighted city officials. >More
 Chris Ogden vs. Brian Solomon for District 10

Out of every aldermanic district in the city, the tenth is perhaps the most like Madison in miniature. Running from the edge of Camp Randall on the UW campus down bustling Monroe Street and privileged Nakoma Road to the apartments clustered on Allied Drive past the Beltline, the district faces challenges routinely identified as the city's biggest: poverty and growth. >More
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