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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Compared to Milwaukee County parks like Whitnall, Lincoln and Grant, which together encompass more than 1,300 of the park system’s approximately 15,000 acres, Caesar’s Park is downright tiny. The history of the 3.7 acres of land it occupies, however, is tremendous. Caesar’s Park is...
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
One of the great unreported stories in the Milwaukee media about the state budget is how often Gov. Jim Doyle used his veto power to “Stick it to Milwaukee,” as former Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson once advocated. As Doyle was working over the budget sent to him from the...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What will make it into the final deal?

There’s nothing like a deadline to focus one’s attention. In the next week, negotiations will be under way to hammer out the final details on a state budget crafted during difficult economic times. While Democratic leaders in the state Assembly and Senate agree on the broad...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

His old ideas won’t suit his new campaign

So Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker made a “very special announcement” this week to no one’s surprise. He’s running for governor, again, and hitting the road in a taxpayer-funded statewide trip on the back of a Harley-Davidson, again. But a few things have happened in the past four years that will make...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Leaders public and private gambled on giving the county’s failing museum a second chance. How their efforts breathed new life into the old institution.

In 2005 a county committee convened to control the crisis at the Milwaukee Public Museum. A rogue chief financial officer had been covering up the museum’s snowballing debt by raiding the museum’s endowment, while a negligent board remained unaware that the institution was being run into the ground. With...
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Political courage appears to be contagious. President Barack Obama’s bold budget takes on the most powerful forces in America by beginning to end three decades of reverse-Robin-Hood government taking from the poor and the middle class and giving to the rich. At the same time, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle has...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
When you are county executive of the largest county in the state and dreaming of running for governor, it can be a bit of a problem when the state declares you incompetent at running government programs in your own county. That was the spot Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker found himself in last week.
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
Once again, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker has launched one of the wackiest campaigns for governor in the history of state politics. The last time Walker ran for governor, in 2006, roaring around the state on a Harley with his own buttoned-down Republican biker gang, he came up with one of the...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Come on, Milwaukee. Keep your favorite locally owned companies in business during these tough economic times. Make a promise to buy local this holiday season at www.expressmilwaukee.com and you could win great prizes from local businesses. The Shepherd Express’ computers will randomly pick winners throughout...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008

Community prosecutors and domestic violence unit will see cuts

Wisconsin has one of the highest incarceration rates in the country, and it is costing taxpayers a fortune. For the majority of victimless crimes, such as drug possession, there are ways other than prison to deal with the perpetrator that are better for society as a whole and for the perpetrator...

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