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Thuy Pham-Remmele vs. Gary Poulson for District 20

District 20 is the quintessential westside transitional district, involving development issues at the University Research Park, to crime in Orchard Ridge south of the Beltline. The two candidates vying to replace retiring four-term Ald. Cindy Thomas are Thuy Pham-Remmele and Gary Poulson. >More
 Thomas and Moss discuss poverty in Madison schools

The number of low-income kids coming into the Madison schools has accelerated in recent years, posing a new set of challenges for educators. >More
 Mayoral candidates point towards the future of Madison's TIF policy

Tax Increment Financing -- better known as TIF -- is the city's major financial tool for encouraging the redevelopment of neighborhoods -- and a frequent topic of controversy. >More
 Mayor Dave's weekly whereabouts -- March 19 - 24

It occurs to me, while reviewing emails this week, that politicians like Mayor Dave Cieslewicz are now attempting to warm themselves in the glow of Internet sensation Chad Vader. >More
 Brew and Winston discuss budget cuts for Madison schools

The ongoing challenge of balancing the Madison Metropolitan School District's budget once again faces the school board and a proposal from district administration includes consolidating some east-side schools. >More
 Larry Pasha vs. Paul Skidmore for District 9

Downtowners will smugly suggest that they live in the most dynamic part of Madison, but the city's Ninth District could just as easily stake a claim for that distinction. >More
 Allen, Cieslewicz debate, a city yawns

About 80 people scattered in clusters around MATC's Mitby Theater heard Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and his challenger, Ray Allen, essentially repeat their stump speeches Wednesday night with a few nods to the business community thrown in. >More
 Troy Thiel vs. Robbie Webber for District 5

Grad student heavy, Madison's fifth district covers an area just to the west of campus from Lake Mendota to Regent St. Incumbent Ald. Robbie Webber was elected with significant backing from Progressive Dane in 2003 and will face challenger Troy Thiel on April 3. >More
 Moss and Thomas discuss budget cuts for Madison schools

Last Friday, Madison School Supt. Art Rainwater announced his plan to address a $10.5 million shortfall in the district's 2007-08 budget. His plan includes larger class sizes, cutting 5th grade strings, reducing special-education teacher commitments for students with speech and language disabilities, slashing talented-and-gifted classroom help and consolidating schools on the east side. >More
 Cole and Passman discuss budget cuts for Madison schools

Last Friday, Madison School Supt. Art Rainwater announced his plan to address a $10.5 million shortfall in the district's 2007-08 budget. His plan includes larger class sizes, cutting 5th grade strings, reducing special-education teacher commitments for students with speech and language disabilities, slashing talented-and-gifted classroom help and consolidating schools on the east side. >More
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