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Madison common council rejects mayor’s state of emergency, lifts curfew

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The downtown curfew in Madison has been lifted after the common council voted down the Mayor's State of Emergency order Tuesday night.

According to, the council deadlocked on a 9-9 vote to continue the order, which included a curfew through the end of Wednesday.

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway still has the authority to declare an emergency.

Common council members did approve a resolution denouncing the murders of African-Americans in the United States.

The measure asks all police departments to hold themselves accountable and calls on legislators to enact nationwide police and criminal justice reforms. It also challenges everyone in Madison and the country to vote in the upcoming election.

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