UP: Property owners. They could save as much as $200 a year in property taxes, thanks to the state's new model for funding community colleges. Under this model, state revenues would make up about half of Madison College's $151 million budget. In recent years, state revenues have made up only about 10% of the college's budget.
Down: Madison. A wave of city workers announced retirements in recent days. Brad Clark will retire as City Channel manager after 26 years; Deb Simon retires from the Finance Department after 27 years; Michael Waidelich leaves the Planning Department after 45 years; and Sally Miley, a mayoral aide, is also stepping down. Last week, Wanda Fullmore retired from the mayor's office after 39 years.