In a startling reversal, Mayor Paul Soglin will now seek another four-year term, dramatically shaking up the city elections early next year. During his ultimately unsuccessful campaign for governor this summer, Soglin announced he would not seek re-election. “I made a miscalculation in July,” he said in an interview published Friday. > Wisconsin State Journal
After Madison, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Appleton and other cities reported last week that they had not received millions of dollars they were expecting for local transportation projects, a nonpartisan analysis has found that the cities were not shorted by the DOT and should receive the funds in the coming months. > Cap Times
Madison, Green Bay and Appleton are reporting they are missing millions of dollars in federal transportation money they should have received from the state Department of Transportation last year — a complaint Democrats are leveraging to attack Gov. Scott Walker’s record on road funding and management of the DOT. > Cap Times
Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney says that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are stepping up their presence in the Madison area. When contacted weeks ago by an ICE officer recently assigned to Madison who asked for Mahoney’s participation in an immigration crackdown program, Mahoney said he told the agent, “I’m not interested.” > Cap Times
After more than five decades in and out of the mayor’s office, Paul Soglin wants to remind voters that he is the mayor of a city often ranked among the best places to live in America. Here is the Wisconsin State Journal‘s interview with Soglin in its eight-candidate series.
Survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting are on the road this summer as they push for gun reform. The students made a stop in Madison Friday and Milwaukee Saturday as part of their 50-stop tour through more than 20 states as they work to register voters and foster conversations on gun reform. > Cap Times and CBS 58 Milwaukee
High school students from Parkland, Florida are in Wisconsin to advocate for stricter gun control laws and to register young people to vote. As part of a nationwide “March for Our Lives: Road to Change” tour, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students plan to hold events in Janesville, Madison, and Milwaukee. > Wisconsin Public Radio