Madison Commons Media Digest, October 6, 2018

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Madison and Dane County

Mayor Soglin proposes $332 million operating budget, Dean Mosiman, WSJ, October 4; "There is so much more to do," Abigail Becker, Capital Times, October 3.

Construction plans for new Public Safety Building change, Shelley K. Mesch, Wisconsin State Journal, October 3.

Alder Matt Phair will not seek reelection, Logan Wroge, WSJ, October 2.

Community

New plan for James Madison ParkLogan Wroge, WSJ, October 4.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters unveils new brand positioning to increase volunteer recruitment, Madison365, October 2.

Proposed Eastside development includes plans for Youth Arts CenterDean Mosiman, WSJ, October 2.

World Dairy Expo offers help for farmers, Josh Spreiter, Channel 3000, October 2.

Environment

North and south sides not even safe: a tour of Madison's bicycle inequities, Steven Elbow, CT, October 6.

Education

Madison high school graduation rates increase, but questions remain about proficiency, Laurie Frost and Jeffrey Henriques, Simpson Street Free Press and Isthmus, October 4.

Less than half of Wisconsin grades 3-8 students proficient or better in reading and math, Kelly Meyerhofer, WSJ, October 2.

Business

Anthology on State Street thrives after a decade, Katie Dean, CT, October 4.

Opinion

Soglin reflects on years leading Madison at Cap Times Idea Fest, Abby Becker, September 30.

Wisconsin

Walker would welcome Trump to stump for him in Wisconsin, Scott Bauer, AP, October 6;  Doesn't remember scuttling independent youth prison review, Mark Sommerhauser, WSJ, October 6.

Republican lawmakers call extraordinary session on Foxconn-style aid package for paper giant Kimberly ClarkMark Sommerhauser, October 3.

Voter ID linked to lower turnout in Wisconsin among students, people of color, elderly, Cameron Smith, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism,  September 30.

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