Express Milwaukee - News Features http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-34-1-news-features.html Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 Latest John Doe Court Hearing Dispels Right-Wing Myths - Federal judges will decide if investigation should have been shut down http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24016-latest-john-doe-court-hearing-dispels-right-wing-myths-federal-judges-will-decide-if-investigation-should-have-been-shut-down.html
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Is Chris Abele’s Plan to do a Private Sale of O’Donnell Park a Done Deal? - Parks advocates raise some very serious questions http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24017-is-chris-abele%25E2%2580%2599s-plan-to-do-a-private-sale-of-o%25E2%2580%2599donnell-park-a-done-deal-parks-advocates-raise-some-very-serious-questions.html
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Walker’s Budget Deficit - You Be The Judge http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-24018-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-budget-deficit-you-be-the-judge.html
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Is Walker’s Jobs Promise Stalled or Broken? - You Be The Judge http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23969-is-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-jobs-promise-stalled-or-broken-you-be-the-judge.html We’re back with the latest installment of You Be The Judge, where our team of independent fact-checkers looks at a claim, puts it in context, goes beyond the carefully worded claim to break down the issues, presents all the facts and then lets you be the judge on whether it holds water]]> Wisconsin Same-Sex Marriage Case Could Go to the U.S. Supreme Court - Unanimous decision declares ban is unconstitutional—again http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23956-wisconsin-same-sex-marriage-case-could-go-to-the-us-supreme-court-unanimous-decision-declares-ban-is-unconstitutional%25E2%2580%2594again.html Last week’s unanimous decision by a three-judge federal appeals court declaring Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional was so strong that it could be one of the cases that makes it up to the U.S. ]]> County Pensioners Still in Limbo - Abele still has no answers after scaring retirees with letters http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23957-county-pensioners-still-in-limbo-abele-still-has-no-answers-after-scaring-retirees-with-letters.html Five months after being warned that their pension]]> Student Leader Sues UWM Over His Activism - Judge orders a halt to discipline case http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23958-student-leader-sues-uwm-over-his-activism-judge-orders-a-halt-to-discipline-case.html UW-Milwaukee is playing hardball with a student leader—so hard that the student, M. Samir Siddique, sought a temporary restraining order in]]> How Can They Both Be Right? - You Be The Judge http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23915-how-can-they-both-be-right-you-be-the-judge.html We’re back with the latest installment of You Be The Judge, where our team of independent fact-checkers looks at a claim, puts it in context, goes beyond the carefully worded claim to break down the issues]]> The Pros and Cons of E-Cigarettes http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23925-the-pros-and-cons-of-e-cigarettes.html Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) took the bold step of asking for new regulations on e-cigarettes, tobacco-free electronic devices that have become wildly]]> Scott Walker Flip-Flops on Campaign Money Transparency - Recall fundraising at odds with his call to disclose donors http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23926-scott-walker-flip-flops-on-campaign-money-transparency-recall-fundraising-at-odds-with-his-call-to-disclose-donors.html How times have changed. As a lightning-rod governor facing a recall in 2012, Gov. Scott Walker raised unheard-of sums for his campaign. And, thanks to revelations in the new John Doe investigation]]> Did Walker Put $100 Million in Worker-Training Programs? - You Be The Judge http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23882-did-walker-put-%2524100-million-in-worker-training-programs-you-be-the-judge.html Welcome to the second installment of You Be The Judge, where our team of independent fact-checkers looks at a claim, puts it in context, goes beyond the ]]> We Energies’ War on Its Solar Customers - ‘Unprecedented’ attempt to destroy solar industry and penalize clean energy users in Wisconsin http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23870-we-energies%25E2%2580%2599-war-on-its-solar-customers-%25E2%2580%2598unprecedented%25E2%2580%2599-attempt-to-destroy-solar-industry-and-penalize-clean-energy-users-in-wisconsin.html At the very moment solar energy is becoming an affordable, realistic option for homeowners and businesses, the state’s largest utility, We Energies, is attempting to strike a fatal]]> More Damning Revelations about Scott Walker’s Alleged ‘Criminal Scheme’ - The governor raised anonymous and corporate funds for Wisconsin Club for Growth http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23871-more-damning-revelations-about-scott-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-alleged-%25E2%2580%2598criminal-scheme%25E2%2580%2599-the-governor-raised-anonymous-and-corporate-funds-for-wisconsin-club-for-growth.html
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A Positive Vision of Schools Emerges - Community schools can provide urban students with the resources they need http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23838-a-positive-vision-of-schools-emerges-community-schools-can-provide-urban-students-with-the-resources-they-need.html Seeking to change the conversation from one driven by high-stakes testing and privatization, a group of educators, parents and their allies came together last Thursday to learn more about community schools, an increasingly popular educational model]]> Exclusive: Milwaukee County Zoo Food, Catering and Retail Concessions May Be Privatized - No public warning on fast-tracked bid requests http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23839-exclusive-milwaukee-county-zoo-food-catering-and-retail-concessions-may-be-privatized-no-public-warning-on-fast-tracked-bid-requests.html With no public discussion, the Milwaukee County Zoo offered a request for proposals (RFP) to operate and manage its lucrative food service, catering and retail operations]]> The ‘Shepherd Express’ is Introducing a New Column: You Be The Judge http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23840-the-%25E2%2580%2598shepherd-express%25E2%2580%2599-is-introducing-a-new-column-you-be-the-judge.html With the primary election behind us, campaigns]]> The Big Money Behind Walker’s Campaign - Who maxed out this year? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23801-the-big-money-behind-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-campaign-who-maxed-out-this-year.html The latest campaign finance filings show]]> Walker’s Wisconsin Is a New—and Struggling—Wisconsin - New study shows tax and spending cuts haven’t created jobs and undermine our future http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23802-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-wisconsin-is-a-new%25E2%2580%2594and-struggling%25E2%2580%2594wisconsin-new-study-shows-tax-and-spending-cuts-haven%25E2%2580%2599t-created-jobs-and-undermine-our-future.html A new review of policies put in place during Gov. Scott Walker’s term in office shows Wisconsin breaking with longstanding state tradition by cutting taxes for the wealthy]]> Shepherd Express Endorsements: Vote Tuesday, Aug. 12 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23762-shepherd-express-endorsements-vote-tuesday-aug-12.html

 We encourage Shepherd readers to head to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 12, for the partisan primaries. Candidates from both major parties are on the ballot that day so

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Milwaukee Alderman Bob Bauman Speaks Out on the City’s Future - We Energies, the Bucks and transportation top his list of priorities http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23730-milwaukee-alderman-bob-bauman-speaks-out-on-the-city%25E2%2580%2599s-future-we-energies-the-bucks-and-transportation-top-his-list-of-priorities.html

 One of the most outspoken and effective members of the Milwaukee Common Council, Robert Bauman, has also emerged as one of the city’s most forward thinking

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Four East Side Democrats Sprint to the Aug. 12 Primary - Assembly District 19 will have a new representative http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23731-four-east-side-democrats-sprint-to-the-aug-12-primary-assembly-district-19-will-have-a-new-representative.html

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Is It Time For a New Sheriff in Town? - David Clarke and Chris Moews are vying for your vote http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23685-is-it-time-for-a-new-sheriff-in-town-david-clarke-and-chris-moews-are-vying-for-your-vote.html

 It’s pretty safe to say that Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke didn’t want to talk about his record in office during last Friday’s interview

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Democrats Vie for Pasch’s Former Assembly Seat - Bowen, Grant, Johann and Torhorst are on the Aug. 12 ballot http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23693-democrats-vie-for-pasch%25E2%2580%2599s-former-assembly-seat-bowen-grant-johann-and-torhorst-are-on-the-aug-12-ballot.html

 Democratic state Rep. Sandy Pasch announced earlier this year that she would not seek another term in office, which presents a huge opportunity for up-and-coming leaders. Four Democrats will

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Democratic Candidates for Attorney General Make Their Case - Winner of the Aug. 12 primary will be on the November ballot http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23647-democratic-candidates-for-attorney-general-make-their-case-winner-of-the-aug-12-primary-will-be-on-the-november-ballot.html

 On Tuesday, Aug. 12, voters in the statewide Democratic primary will have a chance to select their candidate for attorney general, either Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, Dane

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Democratic Candidates for Congress Kaleka and Zerban on the Issues - Aug. 12 primary winner will face Paul Ryan in November election http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23648-democratic-candidates-for-congress-kaleka-and-zerban-on-the-issues-aug-12-primary-winner-will-face-paul-ryan-in-november-election.html


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Inside the City’s Taxicab Wars - A big court case and new technology force industry changes http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23615-inside-the-city%25E2%2580%2599s-taxicab-wars-a-big-court-case-and-new-technology-force-industry-changes.html

 On July 22, the city’s existing taxicab industry could be completely upended if the Milwaukee Common Council votes to eliminate

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Walker’s Version of Health Care Reform Is Expensive - His actions cause rates on the insurance exchanges to be $251 higher annually http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23616-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-version-of-health-care-reform-is-expensive-his-actions-cause-rates-on-the-insurance-exchanges-to-be-%2524251-higher-annually.html ]]> The Buying of Walker’s Wisconsin - Why did out-of-state contributors give millions to Walker? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23575-the-buying-of-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-wisconsin-why-did-out-of-state-contributors-give-millions-to-walker.html

 Recently unsealed John Doe court documents shed light on what prosecutors call a “criminal scheme” in which Gov. Scott Walker’s

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Primary Races to Watch on August 12 - Mid-summer election will have some drama http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23576-primary-races-to-watch-on-august-12-mid-summer-election-will-have-some-drama.html

 All eyes—and the media—will be focused on the gubernatorial race this fall. But before voters determine whether Gov. Scott Walker deserves a second term on Nov.

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Bradley Foundation Bankrolled Groups Pushing Back on Scott Walker’s John Doe Criminal Probe - $18 million poured into right-wing think tanks, media outlets, pundits and judges http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23544-bradley-foundation-bankrolled-groups-pushing-back-on-scott-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-john-doe-criminal-probe-%252418-million-poured-into-right-wing-think-tanks-media-outlets-pundits-and-judges.html

 The campaign against Wisconsin’s John Doe criminal probe is being led by groups bankrolled in part by the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation, which has $600

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