Mayor says changes needed at CCB to protect employees

Feces found in Madison courtroom prompts health, safety conversation

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said changes are needed to protect employees at the City-County Building after Madison municipal court workers arrived at work Wednesday morning to find one of the courtroom walls covered with excrement.

Mayor wants to limit liquor licenses on State Street

Soglin says he wants to maintain daytime foot traffic, keep retailers in area

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin says he thinks the city should limit the number of liquor licenses to make sure retailers stay on the iconic downtown street.

Madison council moves police body cameras forward

Debate lasted until Wed. morning

Poised to move the police body-camera issue forward Tuesday night, members of the common council reviewed a Madison Police Department report that says the project would cost nearly $1 million.

Task force will research ways to protect Madison's honeybees

Pollinator Protection Taskforce will look at recommendations from property owners

A task force will research the problem of Colony Collapse Disorder, which directly affects honeybees and other pollinators, in the Madison area, according to a release.

Mayor wants to move forward on Judge Doyle Square Project

Public part of project includes municipal building, parking ramp renovation

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin wants a green light on the public potion of the Judge Doyle Square Project so it can move forward while the private development is hashed out.

City, VA leaders hope to end veteran homelessness by 2015

23 new housing vouchers will help find rental units for homeless veterans

Homeless veterans could have new housing options soon with city leaders and Veteran's Administration officials setting a goal to end veteran homelessness in Madison by 2015.

Madison might host undocumented children

Federal government seeking shelter for 150-250 children

The city of Madison may be called on to shelter between 150 to 250 unaccompanied and undocumented children who've come into the country through the Mexican border.

Madison takes action to prevent emerald ash borer

Chemical injections prevent health trees from infestation

The emerald ash borer continues to be a concern for the city. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin met with city of Madison Forestry Crews Friday to demonstrate a new way to treat infested trees.

Soglin: Current 911 system 'doesn't work now'

911 Center Board to take up Dane Co. executive's suggested changes Wednesday

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said he was surprised that Dane County officials did not alert him as to the lengthy wait times for 911 callers. He said it was another example of a system "that doesn't work now."