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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

ENDORSEMENTS 2008

To be quite honest, we were skeptical about state Rep. Pedro Colon’s desire to become Milwaukee city attorney. After all, it’s an overlooked—and we thought, nondescript and bureaucratic—office within city government. The position has been held for 24 years by Grant Langley, who has served the city...
Wednesday, March 26, 2008

ENDORSEMENTS 2008

After six years of mismanagement of Milwaukee County resources, it’s time for a change. It’s time to elect a Milwaukee County executive who understands the needs of Milwaukee—not surrounding counties—and will represent the people of Milwaukee County.
Sunday, March 23, 2008

Langley and Colon fight to the finish

Few people have a solid grip on what, exactly, the Milwaukee city attorney does. But the office employs 64 people, has an annual budget of $7 million and provides legal advice and services for the city, the Milwaukee Public Schools, the police and fire departments...
Friday, March 21, 2008

Witkowski and DeBraska compete on the South Side

Alderman Terry Witkowski's South Side Milwaukee district has “problems” that other lawmakers would envy. The neighborhood has high homeownership, relatively low crime, economic engines such as Mitchell International Airport and the 27th Street business...
Thursday, March 20, 2008
If it’s such an overwhelming advantage to be a black man running for president of the United States, it’s amazing that the first 43 have been white. No doubt Geraldine Ferraro expects the next 43 presidents to be African American...
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Calculator totals up the business lobby’s cost to taxpayer

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the state’s big business lobbying group, costs the state about $31 a second. That’s because WMC’s proposals—from slashing corporate income taxes to opposing insurance coverage of wigs for cancer patients—
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
When Eliot Spitzer stood before the stunned press corps on Monday to make a brief apology for his misconduct, he spoke of “real change,” of trying to “uphold a vision of progressive politics that would rebuild New York and create opportunity for all,” of “ideas, (and) the public good.”
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It’s “unbecoming a sitting judge”

What's worse than being bombarded with campaign ads from secretive, independent front groups in the final weeks before an election? Being bombarded with a “disgraceful and deliberately misleading ad” actually sponsored by a candidate for the state Supreme Court himself.
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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