Madison Commons Media Digest, May 9, 2021

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Madison Common Council one vote short of establishing men's homeless shelter, Kate Morton, Madison Commons, May 5. COVID-19

In Wisconsin, next vaccination phase includes more walk-ins, employer-based clinics, Steven Elbow, Capital Times, May 5. COVID-19 vaccine supply tops demand in Wisconsin, with 'herd immunity' distant, David Wahlberg, Wisconsin State Journal, May 5. Dane County judge sides with public health department on setting COVID-19 restrictions, Chris Rickert, WSJ, May 4. Madison and Dane County

Dane County Board approves clearing $150,000 in jail inmate debt, Logan Wroge, WSJ, May 7.

Madison Common Council one vote short of establishing permanent homeless shelter

The Madison Common Council failed to pass a proposal to purchase a site near East Towne Mall for Porchlight’s permanent men’s homeless shelter early Wednesday morning.

Council President Syed Abbas moved to delay the decision until the August 3 Common Council Meeting to take time to consider the Hoover Corporation property on Pennsylvania Avenue, which he said would be preferable as it is closer to other homeless services and downtown Madison. The Council voted against the delay, and against adopting the proposal with a vote of 14 for and 5 against—one vote short of the 15 votes needed to pass the budget amendment required to purchase the property.

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