Breaking news from our studio in Madison, Wisconsin. City, county, state, and neighborhood news.
Evers Delivers State of the State Address24/01/2020 Duration: 04min
Governor Tony Evers took to the podium last night to deliver a speech that touched on the many issues he worked to address during a first term that was marked by repeated spats with a Republican-controlled legislature. Despite threats to veto an entire budget and the dismissal of a cabinet appointee, Evers still took the […] The post Evers Delivers State of the State Address appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
Nicki Vander Meulen, Disability Rights, & the Run for Madison Sch...23/01/2020 Duration: 09min
Nicki Vander Meulen currently holds Seat 7 on the Madison Metropolitan School District’s Board of Education. Vander Meulen is a juvenile attorney, has been a disability-rights advocate since a young age, and was elected to Seat 7 in 2017, becoming the first school board member who is openly on the autism spectrum — not just […] The post Nicki Vander Meulen, Disability Rights, & the Run for Madison Sch... appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
Madison Considers Stricter Tourist Rental Laws23/01/2020 Duration: 03min
During its full meeting last night, the City of Madison’s common council advanced an ordinance that would impose stricter regulations on short-term tourist rentals like Airbnb operations. The city currently requires that short-term rentals must also be the operator’s primary residence, and prohibits them from renting the house when they are absent for more than […] The post Madison Considers Stricter Tourist Rental Laws appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
Max Prestigiacomo is Running Unopposed for Alder22/01/2020 Duration: 09min
Max Prestigiacomo is running for the District 8 seat on Madison’s city council. Prestigiacomo was previously the executive director of the Youth Climate Action Team, and was the Wisconsin State Lead for the March 15th Climate Strike last year. Currently, Prestigiacomo is a freshman studying political science and history at UW-Madison. WORT producer Shaun Soman […] The post Max Prestigiacomo is Running Unopposed for Alder appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
Canopy Doesn’t Get Alcohol License17/01/2020 Duration: 03min
When a business like Canopy seeks an alcohol license in the Marquette Neighborhood, the owners usually meet with the Marquette Neighborhood Association’s Preservation and Development Committee first. The matter then goes to the full MNA board before the ALRC makes its final decision. Yesterday, the Board voted to send a letter to the ALRC asking […] The post Canopy Doesn’t Get Alcohol License appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.
Members of Palmyra-Eagle School Board Step Down17/01/2020 Duration: 02min
The Palmyra-Eagle school district is located an hour east of Madison, and consists primarily of two towns separated by the Kettle-Moraine Forest: Palmyra and Eagle. Last April, voters in the district rejected a proposal to raise $11.5 million in taxes over four years to sustain the district, which has seen enrollment steadily decline over the […] The post Members of Palmyra-Eagle School Board Step Down appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.