Paul Soglin will propose a $17 vehicle-registration fee to help close budget shortfalls and maintain community service programs for low-income residents. Chris Rickert, Wisconsin State Journal, 6/15.
The Dane County Immigration and Refugee Task Force, created last summer, announced its recommendations, including a call for a universal drivers' card. Madison 365, 6/15.
The James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Church on Madison's eastside is renovating its building to serve as a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. Lisa Speckhard Pasque @lisapasque of theCapital Times, 6/7.
Business and Development
A definitive update on Judge Doyle Square from Abby Becker and Lisa Speckhard Pasque, Capital Times, 6/12.
Sacred Feather, longtime State Street hat store is closing in July. Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal, 6/8.
Dane County Supervisor George Gillis who represents District 14 on Madison's southwest side is resigning. Gillis is also Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Abby Becker @abecker_4 of the Capital Times, 6/15.
The Cap Times' Paul Fanlund profiles a new study of Wisconsin's political communication ecology from the UW (disclosure, Lew Friedland, of Madison Commons is Principal Investigator).