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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

City’s permitting system is unconstitutional

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors voted 14-4 to begin working to take over the city’s taxicab regulations, which created a taxicab monopoly and were declared unconstitutional by a judge earlier this year. Under the proposal authored by Su...
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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Wisconsin can’t even keep up with weak national growth

 Last week, the new data showed that Wisconsin’s private sector added just 24,305 new jobs between March 2012 and March 2013, growing 1.1%, well below the 2% national job growth
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Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

The Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum opens to the public

 It can be called an outdoor classroom, a children’s forest or 40 acres of natural sanctuary just a mile from Downtown. But the new Milwaukee Rotary Centennial
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Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

State law forbids public investigations of political donors

 Last week, the nonpartisan watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign announced that it had identified 14 donors who had made campaign contributions over the legal $10,000 limit this
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Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013

A once-in-a-generation building spree will change the skyline and lakefront access

 Beginning this fall, Milwaukee leaders will be seizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to add high-rises to the city’s skyline, improve access to the lakefront and develop under...
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Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013

Bills $183,000 to state taxpayers this year for flights

 Gov. Scott Walker blew through $160,000 of state taxpayer money while flying on state-owned planes in the first six months of this year.  That’s about $100,000 more than he’d spent in the first six months of 2011, when he was flying around the state trying to convince