This year the City of Madison raised the Juneteenth flag on June 13th celebrating the holiday with both a resolution passed by Council (see below) and a paid holiday for staff on June 20th. Last year, Madison joined the County and nation in making the Monday following Juneteenth a paid holiday.
For Pride month the City of Madison, in partnership with the County, is flying the Progress flag. This flag was developed in 2018 by non-binary American artist and designer Daniel Quasar, who uses xe/xyr pronouns.
In January, US Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the federal government’s new comprehensive National Roadway Safety Strategy, a roadmap for addressing the national crisis in roadway fatalities and serious injuries.
The White House is hosting a Day of Action for the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit today - February 8th - to ensure that low-income filers and non-tax-filers are aware of these federal benefits for families.
In December, the Common Council passed a series of employee handbook changes, which included a bump in pay for employees who are required to be bilingual and provide translation services as a significant function of their position.