Public Policy News
Here you’ll find out who’s making the decisions shaping our community: Policy-makers are always busy creating new ways to advance the Madison region. Stay informed on the latest policies that may impact the way you do business.
Chamber Executive Vice President Delora Newton testified before the Madison Plan Commission last night in support of the City’s draft Downtown Plan. Working with our partner organizations, we successfully advocated for changes in the draft plan to ensure it balances preservation with viable economic development and allows for innovation. The plan goes next to the Council for final approval. More…read more →
Chamber Executive Vice President Delora Newton has been appointed to serve on two committees that will study the costs and feasibility of implementing a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in high capacity corridors in the Madison area. The BRT Oversight Committee will review possible BRT corridors, costs and connectivity to other transportation modes. The Market Study Oversight Committee will review…read more →
A delegation of state and business leaders, led by UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward, will travel throughout China over the next two weeks. The purpose of the trip is to expand Wisconsin’s collaboration and engagement in China. A highlight of the trip will be the dedication of UW-Madison’s first overseas office in Shanghai. Ward says he hopes the visit will help…read more →
Some good news to report this afternoon as representatives from the Block 100 Foundation unveiled a revised project design that would preserve existing landmark buildings and allow for construction of a new, modern building with mixed uses. Chamber President Jennifer Alexander praised the Frautschi family for their continued generosity and commitment to the community, and Mayor Soglin and other city…read more →
Madison Schools Superintendent Dan Nerad released the final version of his plan to address the significant racial gaps in student achievement. The new version of the plan proposes $5.8 million in new spending next year and $55.6 million over the next five years. Kevin Little, the Chamber’s Director of Public Policy, participated in the news conference alongside Nerad, Madison Common…read more →