Paul Soglin


Current mayor of Madison, Wisconsin. Soglin served as mayor from 1973-1979, again from 1989-1997, and from 2011 to the present. Soglin also served on Madison's Common Council from 1968-1972.

Ald. Mark Clear may face an ethics complaint for not disclosing his stock ownership in Exact Sciences, a Madison tech company that recently won city-support to develop a new laboratory and warehouse. more

Oct 17, 2017 10:08 PM News 1 Comments


Todd Hubler

After a record 11 homicides in 2017, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin wants 18 new high resolution cameras installed to catch “people who are firing guns.” more

Oct 12, 2017 5:02 AM News 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin says Madison is being hit with a deluge of “horrendous” legislation from the state and the feds. Don’t say Soglin didn’t warn you. He probably had a press conference about it. more

Sep 28, 2017 6:10 AM News 1 Comments

Incidents of “shots fired” are up 63 percent in Madison compared to last year. The city is on track for a record number of homicides. But officials don’t agree on how to stop the violence. more

Aug 3, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin made a sloppy mistake right out of the gate. If he’s serious about running for governor, he needs to step up his game. more

Jul 11, 2017 9:57 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments


David Michael Miller

If the playbook worked for Bernie, it can work for Soglin. more

Jun 9, 2017 5:00 AM Madland 6 Comments

After nearly seven hours of testimony and debate and over strong opposition from some neighbors, members of the Madison Common Council vote 12-7 to approve the controversial Olbrich Park biergarten. more

Mar 8, 2017 1:19 PM News 2 Comments

Most city operations in Madison could mostly run on renewable energy in as little as five years. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

Ald. Shiva Bidar-Sielaff wants Madison to designate the Common Council a “safe space” where all residents will be safe and protected. But the gesture is dividing council over a resolution condemning President Trump’s immigration crackdown. more

Feb 3, 2017 4:20 PM News 1 Comments

A new police station and public market weren’t the only issues during this year’s city budget debate. Mayor Soglin says his effort to improve equity in the city’s workforce was thwarted by Ald. Cheeks. Is it the first salvo in the 2019 mayor’s race? more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

As President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill his inner circle with extremists, Madison will likely have to face more tough choices on immigration and other public policy issues. The city council and mayor should take the lead. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 2 Comments


Dylan Brogan

He might not like the man, but Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is on board with Trump’s plan to make America great again. more

Nov 11, 2016 8:00 PM News 6 Comments


David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin says the homeless tidying up their belongings on State Street will help curb more serious issues. more

Sep 23, 2016 4:42 PM News 2 Comments


Dylan Brogan

Lotsa Pizza is the latest salvo in battle between Soglin and Common Council on State Street alcohol licenses more

Aug 29, 2016 1:36 PM FOOD & DRINK 5 Comments

Madison is once again facing a bleak budget outlook and Mayor Paul Soglin is considering deep cuts throughout city hall. But will the police department be exempt? more

Aug 18, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Dylan Brogan

The top of State Street is common hangout for the homeless with nowhere else to go. Mayor Paul Soglin says it’s also rife with drugs, crime and unacceptable behavior. So the city is stepping up enforcement of minor crimes at the top of State Street. more

Aug 4, 2016 5:00 AM News 7 Comments


David Michael Miller

Mayor Paul Soglin is proposing an ordinance to keep people from sleeping downtown on public sidewalks. Ultimately it is about segregation — keeping the homeless and the home-secure from coming into contact with each other. more

Jul 8, 2016 11:30 AM Madland 7 Comments


Timothy Hughes

An arrest by Madison police officers draws national attention and condemnation from area leaders. But that is not stopping Mayor Paul Soglin, who has been silent on the issue, from heading to another out-of-state convention. more

Jun 23, 2016 11:39 AM Citizen Dave


David Michael Miller

Common Council members Mark Clear and David Ahrens are proposing some changes to mayoral powers. They are not earth-shattering and may actually help construct an appropriate wall between government branches. more

Apr 28, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

​Alds. Mark Clear and David Ahrens are preparing to introduce a set of reforms to balance power between the mayor and the Common Council. Some of the changes make sense. Some don’t. more

Apr 14, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion

While the latest proposal to retire the debt of the Overture Center for the Performing Arts was dismissed by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and the city's Board of Estimates, the discussion does not end there. more

Jan 22, 2009 3:00 PM Opinion

Already the county is on the scene with its Joining Forces for Families program to coordinate school and social service help for struggling families. But absent is a city commitment to a full-time Neighborhood Resource Team. more

Aug 30, 2007 3:00 PM Opinion