Photo by leo2014 on Pixabay. “My name is Ani Weaver. I’m a registered nurse and I work for a local healthcare facility, which I’m not naming because my views do not reflect the views of my place of employment. Instead, I am here speaking out on behalf of healthcare workers across Wisconsin. I am […]
How did the City of Madison split on their votes in the presidential preference primary on April 7th? We analyzed the election results from the Dane County Clerk’s website.
Yesterday, Governor Evers signed into a law a sweeping COVID-19 relief package. Part of that legislation would give first responders workers’ compensation benefits if they were exposed to COVID-19. But the law requires first responders to prove they were exposed to the disease while on the job. Earlier today, Madison’s acting Chief of Police Vic […]
Picture by SBJ04769 on Unsplash. “Do not close out of your system, do not close your laptop, don’t touch anything.” That’s the sound of the Wisconsin Assembly convening virtually to pass a COVID-19 relief bill today. The bill aims to address the pandemic’s impact on education, agriculture, and many other aspects of Wisconsin’s […]
Photo by Feliphe Schiarolli on Unsplash. In less than two months, Dr. Matthew Gutierrez was slated to become the new superintendent of Madison’s public schools. But late last night, the Madison school board announced Gutierrez would not be working in the position come June. He is instead staying in Seguin, Texas, where he […]
Madison’s first, and most consequential, mayoral election of the sixties almost didn’t happen. But when it did, it changed the course of Madison government and ended the effort to build Frank Lloyd Wright’s Monona Terrace auditorium and convention center. In 1960, Madison Mayor Ivan Nestingen chaired Sen. John F. Kennedy’s campaign during the Wisconsin primary […]