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Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011

Milwaukee supervisors are concerned that Abele is simply 'Walker-Lite'

Throughout Scott Walker's tenure as Milwaukee County executive, he held fast to one big campaign promise: He refused to raise property taxes in each year's...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Collective bargaining bill continues to divide

Milwaukee County is in the process of sorting out the details of how, exactly, Gov. Scott Walker's controversial collective bargaining bill will be implemented throughout county government. Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch released a three-page guidance memo...
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Absolutely no one in the state should be surprised that Republican Gov. Scott Walker's mismanagement of Wisconsin's FoodShare program is bringing threats that the state could lose more than $20 million in federal funds...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What's the fuss about a Milwaukee County takeover?

Rumors are still swirling that there's a secret plan that would allow the state to take over Milwaukee County and other local governments. First reported by prominent Madison attorney Ed Garvey on his FightingBob.com blog, the secret plan allegedly is similar to a new Michigan...
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Coalition finds common ground for future generations

It took years of negotiations among diverse stakeholders, but in May the Milwaukee Common Council passed new protections for the Milwaukee River corridor, from North Avenue to the city limits at West Silver Spring Drive. Although state law protects shore-land areas throughout...
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009

Governor’s RTA fix focuses on buses and commuter rail

Does the governor’s fix for Milwaukee’s bus system truly reflect what Milwaukee voters want? In June, when Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed a half-cent sales tax increase that would rescue the cash-strapped Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), many Milwaukee decision-makers were baffled.