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Bills to keep an eye on in the Wisconsin Legislature's 2013-14 session

Anybody with Internet access can do it. Just go to the Wisconsin State Legislature's website and click the "Current Session" option on the "Legislation" tab at left. This will lead you to lists of bills introduced in the current session, which runs through 2014. >More
 A place called Occupy Madison: The homeless community plans its radical next step

When Caleb Pickle fled trouble at home in the spring of 2012, he wound up a stranger on the streets of Madison. Then he heard about a place called Occupy Madison. It was a group of people camping out, pooling resources. Pickle was skeptical at first -- he worried the group might be unstructured or unruly -- but gave it a chance. >More
 City committee recommends Gebhardt/Metcalfe's proposal for 800 block of East Washington

A city committee charged with vetting development proposals for the 800 block of East Washington Avenue chose the Gebhardt/Metcalfe's plan at a Tuesday meeting. The proposal had been recommended by city staff last week and also has the support of the adjacent neighborhood association. >More
 Mayor Paul Soglin's 2013 committee appointments spark gossip on Madison Common Council

Mayor Paul Soglin released his 2013 committee appointments on Wednesday, and while most of Madison can be forgiven for giving a large collective yawn, for the council members themselves, it is a huge deal. Alders spent much of Wednesday calling each other to complain, congratulate and gossip about the appointments. >More
 Hy-Vee will continue to display Our Lives LGBT magazine after online firestorm

Hy-Vee supermarket on East Washington Avenue says it will continue to display Our Lives magazine, a free bimonthly publication that focuses on LGBT residents and issues, after it was pulled from the racks last week due to alleged complaints about its content. >More
 Opponent of hunting and trapping in Wisconsin state parks unseats Dane County incumbent on DNR advisory committee

Promising to "give the majority in Dane County a voice" on the Wisconsin Conservation Congress, Melissa Smith won a seat Monday night to the panel that advises the Department of Natural Resources on wildlife management and sporting matters. >More
 Wisconsin poised to modernize WIC nutrition program after passing on federal grant

In keeping with the Walker administration's distaste for tapping federal funds for state services, the former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services refused in 2011 to apply for a $8.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grant would have helped implement a swipe card system for Wisconsin's Women, Infants and Children nutrition program. >More
 City staff favors Gebhardt proposal for 800 block of East Washington Avenue

The process for the development of the 800 block of East Washington Avenue continues, with Madison's planning and economic development staff recommending the Gebhardt project, one of three proposals, to the selection committee in a meeting Thursday. >More
 Follow a live feed of 2013 spring election night updates in Madison and Dane County

Wisconsin voters hit the polls Tuesday for the 2013 spring election, selecting their preferred candidates in two statewide races, one for Supreme Court and the other for state superintendent. In Dane County, there were another 79 local races at stake, including three seats on the Madison school board and 12 contested seats on the city council. Follow @IsthmusTDP tweets and retweets here. >More
 Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack wins second term as big liberal money sits out race

Pat Roggensack's reelection to the Wisconsin Supreme Court solidifies her power and that of the conservative bloc she often leads. The Supreme Court is a veritable fortress for incumbents. In its 161-year history, through more than 120 elections, just two justices seeking reelection have been defeated. >More
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