Express Milwaukee - News Features http://expressmilwaukee.com/articles.sec-34-1-news-features.html Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT en hourly 1 Milwaukee County Residents Lose Control of Mental Health Services - New board to be appointed by governor http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23128-milwaukee-county-residents-lose-control-of-mental-health-services-new-board-to-be-appointed-by-governor.html

 With little fanfare, Milwaukee County’s mental health system was transferred to state control last week. Soon, the Milwaukee County executive and board of supervisors will send to Gov. Scott Walker their

]]>
Common Council Candidates Biddle and Stamper on the Issues Facing 15th District Residents - Special election will be held on Tuesday, April 29 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23129-common-council-candidates-biddle-and-stamper-on-the-issues-facing-15th-district-residents-special-election-will-be-held-on-tuesday-april-29.html ]]> Wisconsin's Place in the Koch Brothers' and Bradley Foundation's Right-Wing Web - A Shepherd Q&A with American Bridge’s Eddie Vale on the conservative takeover of Wisconsin http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23091-wisconsins-place-in-the-koch-brothers-and-bradley-foundations-right-wing-web-a-shepherd-qa-with-american-bridge%25E2%2580%2599s-eddie-vale-on-the-conservative-takeover-of-wisconsin.html The conservative takeover of Wisconsin in 2010]]> 15 Things You Can Do To Protect Milwaukee's Environment - Celebrate Earth Day every day by getting involved http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23090-15-things-you-can-do-to-protect-milwaukees-environment-celebrate-earth-day-every-day-by-getting-involved.html

 Earth Day 2014 arrives on the heels of a very grim United Nations report that found climate change is affecting all continents and oceans, causing noticeable disruptions in our food and

]]>
Democrats Slam Walker’s Voter Suppression Bill - Part of GOP’s national strategy to shrink the electorate http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23027-democrats-slam-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-voter-suppression-bill-part-of-gop%25E2%2580%2599s-national-strategy-to-shrink-the-electorate.html

 Local and national Democrats are trying to strike back at new restrictions on voting in Wisconsin and elsewhere, charging that Republicans are suppressing the vote to

]]>
Who Was Wisconsin Club for Growth’s $1 Million Donor? - Tax form sheds more light on Scott Walker ally’s finances and what John Doe 2 prosecutors may be investigating http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23028-who-was-wisconsin-club-for-growth%25E2%2580%2599s-%25241-million-donor-tax-form-sheds-more-light-on-scott-walker-ally%25E2%2580%2599s-finances-and-what-john-doe-2-prosecutors-may-be-investigating.html

 Newly obtained tax forms from the Wisconsin Club for Growth show that the controversial group received a $1 million donation as part of its $8 million of revenues

]]>
Understanding Obamacare: The Affordable Care Act Is Landmark Legislation That Will Benefit Everyone http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-23010-understanding-obamacare-the-affordable-care-act-is-landmark-legislation-that-will-benefit-everyone.html

  Question: What does Obamacare mean for the future of this country?

]]>
April 1 Election Endorsements http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22968-april-1-election-endorsements.html

 Both candidates for this seat on the bench are highly qualified. We went beyond our endorsement committee and discussed this election and the candidates with a sampling of legal professionals

]]>
City of Milwaukee Explores Energy Independence - Could it pull the plug on We Energies? http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22969-city-of-milwaukee-explores-energy-independence-could-it-pull-the-plug-on-we-energies.html ]]> Understanding Obamacare: Open Enrollment Period Ends March 31 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22937-understanding-obamacare-open-enrollment-period-ends-march-31.html

 Question: Do I have to be concerned about the end of the open enrollment period on March 31 if I don’t buy an individual policy?

]]>
Lessons from a Pot-Friendly Colorado - Tips on availability, prices, edibles and more http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22864-lessons-from-a-pot-friendly-colorado-tips-on-availability-prices-edibles-and-more.html

 In line near midday on a Friday are a guy with a backpack, a suit on a cell phone, three chatty coeds

]]>
Legal Fight Over John Doe 2 Continues With Help from GOP Lawmakers - New documents reveal arguments over campaign coordination http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22865-legal-fight-over-john-doe-2-continues-with-help-from-gop-lawmakers-new-documents-reveal-arguments-over-campaign-coordination.html

 In recent weeks, the media and public have been focused on the more than 27,000 pages of documents released as part of the first John Doe investigation into the actions of high-level aides

]]>
Understanding Obamacare: Latinos Will Benefit from Better Access to Health Care http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22849-understanding-obamacare-latinos-will-benefit-from-better-access-to-health-care.html

 Question: What does Obamacare mean for the Latino community? Answer: For members of all ethnic groups, the Affordable Care Act helps expand opportunity

]]>
Republicans Push Voter Suppression and Lobbyist-Friendly Bills Ahead of Tough Fall Election - GOP split on ALEC-debated education bill http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22791-republicans-push-voter-suppression-and-lobbyist-friendly-bills-ahead-of-tough-fall-election-gop-split-on-alec-debated-education-bill.html

 In the final days of the legislative session, the Republican-dominated state Senate is focusing its agenda on bills that don’t necessarily have the votes to pass. Bills that would suppress voter

]]>
Understanding Obamacare: Some Options If Your Employer Provides Insurance Coverage http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22799-understanding-obamacare-some-options-if-your-employer-provides-insurance-coverage.html

 Question: What can I do if I don’t like the insurance I get through my employer?

]]>
Two Court Commissioners Vie for Circuit Court Seat in April 1 Election - Milwaukee County judge candidates Cedric Cornwall and Laura Gramling Perez talk about their toughest decisions http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22785-two-court-commissioners-vie-for-circuit-court-seat-in-april-1-election-milwaukee-county-judge-candidates-cedric-cornwall-and-laura-gramling-perez-talk-about-their-toughest-decisions.html On April 1, Milwaukee County voters will cast a ballot for two highly qualified candidates for Circuit Court Judge Branch 32—Cedric Cornwall and Laura Gramling Perez.]]> New Milwaukee Common Council President Michael Murphy Shares His Agenda - Fair wages, Century City development, a regional heroin summit and arts support top his to-do list http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22749-new-milwaukee-common-council-president-michael-murphy-shares-his-agenda-fair-wages-century-city-development-a-regional-heroin-summit-and-arts-support-top-his-to-do-list.html In a surprise move at the end of January, Willie Hines announced that he was stepping down as president of the Milwaukee Common Council to work for the Housing]]> Walker and His Aides Shared Confidential County Business on Private Emails - Former county employee says secret email system started in 2002 http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22750-walker-and-his-aides-shared-confidential-county-business-on-private-emails-former-county-employee-says-secret-email-system-started-in-2002.html

 Gov. Scott Walker’s aides in his Milwaukee County executive’s office used their private emails to share information protected by attorney-client privilege, confidential contract bidding details, and

]]>
Understanding Obamacare: You Can Change Your Insurance Plan During Open Enrollment http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22743-understanding-obamacare-you-can-change-your-insurance-plan-during-open-enrollment.html Question: Is it too late to change my plan on healthcare.gov? Answer: Did you purchase an insurance plan before realizing you didn’t like some aspect of it? Perhaps you realized you prefer a different network or deductible? That’s OK! During...]]> Release Of John Doe Emails Points To Unethical And Possibly Illegal Attempts By The Walker Team To Use County Government Resources To Aid His Gubernatorial Campaign http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22728-release-of-john-doe-emails-points-to-unethical-and-possibly-illegal-attempts-by-the-walker-team-to-use-county-government-resources-to-aid-his-gubernatorial-campaign.html

 Reporters have just started digging through the 27,000 pages of documents released in the long-running John Doe investigation that yielded six convictions of Gov. Scott Walker’s county

]]>
Understanding Obamacare: Older Americans Get Help http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22708-understanding-obamacare-older-americans-get-help.html

 What does Obamacare mean for older Americans?

]]>
Understanding Obamacare: How to Avoid Insurance Scams http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22679-understanding-obamacare-how-to-avoid-insurance-scams.html

 Question: Do I need to be worried about my personal information under Obamacare?

]]>
Saving Lives: AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin’s Ultimate Mission - Anti-heroin overdose program gets the seal of approval http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22683-saving-lives-aids-resource-center-of-wisconsin%25E2%2580%2599s-ultimate-mission-anti-heroin-overdose-program-gets-the-seal-of-approval.html

A package of bills meant to combat the heroin epidemic in Wisconsin is poised to pass the Senate as we go to press—with not one vote against it in the State Assembly.

]]>
Mental Health Takeover Bill Lacks Accountability - Appointed board members wouldn’t have to live in Milwaukee County or represent community http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22684-mental-health-takeover-bill-lacks-accountability-appointed-board-members-wouldn%25E2%2580%2599t-have-to-live-in-milwaukee-county-or-represent-community.html

 A bill fast-tracked through the Legislature would remove Milwaukee County supervisors’ responsibility for mental health services, putting an unelected Milwaukee County Mental Health Board selected by Gov. Scott Walker in charge of those services instead

]]>
Club for Growth Heads to Federal Court to Stop John Doe 2 - Walker’s supporters attack prosecutors for investigating possible crimes http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22638-club-for-growth-heads-to-federal-court-to-stop-john-doe-2-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-supporters-attack-prosecutors-for-investigating-possible-crimes.html

 Less than two weeks after losing before a panel of state appellate court judges, the Wisconsin Club for Growth filed suit in federal court to stop the John Doe 2

]]>
Scott Walker’s National Fundraising Spree Continues - Spares no expense on private jets and luxury hotels to meet donors http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22639-scott-walker%25E2%2580%2599s-national-fundraising-spree-continues-spares-no-expense-on-private-jets-and-luxury-hotels-to-meet-donors.html

 Gov. Scott Walker may be running for re-election as governor of Wisconsin, but his life on the campaign trail is more likely to be lived by a guy who aspires to the presidency

]]>
Understanding Obamacare: At Least 10 Million Have New Insurance Coverage http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22622-understanding-obamacare-at-least-10-million-have-new-insurance-coverage.html Question: How many people have already signed up for Obamacare? Answer: Figures show that at least 10 million Americans have new health insurance thanks to]]> Medical Marijuana Helps Sick Kids—But Not in Wisconsin - Cannabis oil bill gains bipartisan support in Assembly, but is stifled by Leah Vukmir in the Senate http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22604-medical-marijuana-helps-sick-kids%25E2%2580%2594but-not-in-wisconsin-cannabis-oil-bill-gains-bipartisan-support-in-assembly-but-is-stifled-by-leah-vukmir-in-the-senate.html

 Sally Schaeffer’s daughter, Lydia, suffers from two rare seizure disorders that prevent her from sleeping, thriving and living the life

]]>
Is John Doe 2 Dead or Alive? - Investigation moves ahead, but campaign finance laws may be weakened http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22606-is-john-doe-2-dead-or-alive-investigation-moves-ahead-but-campaign-finance-laws-may-be-weakened.html

 Although three appeals court judges breathed new life into the John Doe 2 investigation into potential crimes committed

]]>
Understanding Obamacare: Health Care Reform Reduces Income Inequality http://expressmilwaukee.com/article-22590-understanding-obamacare-health-care-reform-reduces-income-inequality.html Question: Does Obamacare help prevent inequality? Answer: Yes. The Affordable Care Act helps reduce a massive transfer of wealth]]>