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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...
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Voters in the First Congressional District have the chance to elect a highly qualified representative, Democrat Marge Krupp, on Nov. 4. Krupp has an interesting background as a chemical engineer and businesswoman, is an active campaigner, and is a good match for the values of Southeastern Wisconsin...
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

The attorney general’s voting shenanigans continue

Those looking for voter fraud in Wisconsin may want to start with the top elected official at the Department of Justice. Two weeks ago, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed a frivolous lawsuit against the state’s Government Accountability Board (GAB), a move that could greatly compromise the November election.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker may be eyeing higher office, but if he wants to run on his record of being fiscally responsible, he’s got some explaining to do. Not only will the county have a budget shortfall of more than $30 million in the coming year, but his plans to fund mass transit will do nothing to fix the problem. Everyone knows that Milwaukee’s bus system is in trouble, and Walker’s decision to cut routes and raise fares hasn’t helped the bottom line. His steady opposition of the Kenosha- Racine-Milwaukee rail line has stymied mass transit in the region.
Saturday, June 14, 2008

Today @ Milwaukee County pools

Another sign that summer has officially arrived: The county pools open today. To celebrate the occasion, there will be no admission fees for the day.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Water is abundant in Wisconsin, but conservation is still necess

People look at Lake Michigan and it looks like an ocean,” said Pat Henderson, deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “And they wonder why they should conserve water.” But Henderson said that concerns about the availability of Great Lakes water are real. He noted that the Great Lakes account for 20% of the world’s fresh water—70% exists in the polar ice cap—but climate change, industry, rising population levels and a lack of awareness are putting pressure on this critical natural resource.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Alexis Gassenhuber, Oak Creek

Expresso's 4/24/08 suggestion that Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik might support the County Executive's "worst policy proposals" lacks any foundation, given her record. Supervisor Jursik has been an independent voice and a balance to the Executive.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Milwaukee County Exec candidate returns to her roots

If state Sen. Lena Taylor was tired at the end of a long day that included tending to a young son, working in the state Senate, the umpteenth campaign debate with Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and preparing for the next forum, to be held at 7:30 the following morning, it didn’t show.

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