Ending premature and preventable deaths in the Dane County community is the mission of a new coalition. Wednesday morning, officials gathered for the first meeting of the Ending Deaths From Despair Coalition. The group is focusing on ways to prevent death by suicide, alcoholism, and drug overdoses.
Small business owners from across the state of Wisconsin are expressing what they need to crawl out of the hole the pandemic created for them. On Wednesday, Main Street Alliance held a listening session with Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and local business owners from across the state.
The role of Dane County Executive will be in the hands of voters in less than two weeks. In the April 6th Spring election Mary Ann Nicholson is taking on incumbent of 10 years, Joe Parisi, for the role. NBC15 spoke with both candidates virtually for a question & answer session Wednesday, touching on topics from the past year and their goals moving forward.
With little to no government assistance, families are turning to other programs and organizations to fill their diaper needs. Middleton Outreach Ministry sees first-hand the huge financial burden parents face in getting their children diapers.
Saint Coletta Pres. Ted Behncke said that fear comes from a lack of state funding to these kinds of non-profits. Saint Coletta provides services and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
A valuable farm in East Madison is officially up for sale, after being kept within one family since Wisconsin became a state. Save The Farm, a community led coalition and nonprofit, doesn't want the property to become just another suburban housing development.
So far, during the pandemic, Dane Buy Local has given out $14.8 million to local businesses. However, the financial requests from Dane County businesses alone added up to more than $78 million as of June 2020.
Newly appointed Sec. Designee Amy Pechacek says the DWD hired 200 more people and extended working hours, but the agency also partnered with google to fix some of the issues caused by its 50-year-old software system, COBOL.
In the struggle to stay afloat, tens of thousands of small businesses in Wisconsin have received federal grant money. But many other businesses have been denied, and one Madison restaurant says it was let down.
ZuZu Cafe and Market in Madison has a private patio, that features several clear and plastic ‘igloos.’ Managing partner of the restaurant, Sabri Darsouni, said they bought them in July and put them up when the temperatures started dropping.
Facing a $20 million dollar budget shortfall in 2021, Rhodes-Conway said they are making violence prevention and public health a top priority. She also urged anyone with input on what should be included in the budget to contact her office or alder.
A lot of a city's budget relies on the money people spend. Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said the city is projecting a $30 million shortfall in this year's budget, as much of the city remains closed.