articles tagged "City of Madison"

Citizens Against Susidized Hotels

Monday, 2 June 2014 | buzz
Monopoly Man

The City of Madison wants to use taxpayer money to build another downtown hotel. Citizens Against Subsidized Hotels wants to stop them. Sean Carroll spoke with Monday Buzz host Brian Standing. more »

Soglin sounds alarm on shutdown

Sunday, 27 October 2013 | ioby
MayorPaulRSoglin

This week, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin warned that the consequences of the partial federal government shutdown will soon hit Wisconsin more »

Enis Ragland: Recipient of 2012 Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 | buzz
Enis Ragland

On Tuesday, January 8, our host Aaron Perry spoke with Enis Ragland, honored with the Jeffrey Clay Erlanger Civility in Public Discourse Award, presented by Mayor Paul Soglin. Enis, raised in Milwaukee, has worked for the city of Madison for eighteen years at the Mayor’s Office, the Affirmative Action Department and the Office of Community Services. He encourages young people to participate in politics and be involved with decision making processes that will affect the community. He also speaks about his experiences working for Senator Coggs’ Office and other elected officials.   Listen to the full interview here:   more »

City of Madison Passes Budget

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 | Molly Stentz
CityHall

The City of Madison has passed new capital and operating budgets for 2013.   On Tuesday, just before Council members convened to begin their final budget deliberations, In Our Backyard caught up with a few alders to learn where they stood. Common Council President Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, who represents the near west side, and Bridget Maniaci, who represents the Tenney Lapham area of the Isthmus, spoke to WORT.   Listen to the story:     This story was reported by Hayden Marx, produced by Tom Powell, and read by Kate Golden. It originally aired Tuesday, November 13, 2012 during In Our Backyard. more »

Bill Scheer, PGA: City of Madison Ending Golf Pros’ Contracts

Thursday, 18 October 2012 | buzz
Photo by Kulicki on Flickr

On Thursday October 18, our host Tony Castaneda spoke with Bill Scheer, one of Madison’s golf professionals. The City of Madison has decided to end the contracts of four of the Professional Golf Associations (PGA) of America professionals at the end of this year “to capture the extra revenue that can be used to upgrade golf facilities,” says city parks spokesperson Laura Whitmore. The city will be ending the contracts of Yahara Hills Golf Course pro Mark Rechlicz; Odana Hills Golf Course pro Tom Benson, Monona Golf Course pro Rob Muranyi and Glenway Golf Course pro Bill Scheer.   Bill Scheer explains his take on the situation, “The idea that this is going to …. more »

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