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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Being responsible for the entire future of NBA basketball in Milwaukee is a lot to put on the shoulders of even an outstanding young player like Jabari Parker, but, believe it or not
06.26.2014 | | Posted at 03:51 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Milwaukee County voters might be able to vote on increasing the minimum wage, receiving federal Medicaid funds for BadgerCare, and turning the county executive position into a county administrator when they go to the polls on Nov. 4.  They were all passed by the majority of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors this afternoon. These are nonbinding county referendums, of course, and the...
05.16.2014 | | Posted at 12:35 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Last night, in a discussion devoted to Milwaukee County government “reforms,” conservative gazillionaire Sheldon Lubar casually dropped a bomb: His next target is the Milwaukee Public Schools.  Responding to a question about whether he or fellow panelists Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele or state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo would be involved in taking away the authority of the board of MPS...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Everybody goes a little basketball crazy during the NCAA tournament, but some of the talk around basketball in Milwaukee these days
04.02.2014 | | Posted at 12:30 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Was it good for you?  The Milwaukee County supervisor pay referendum passed by a huge margin. Oh, you thought it could be defeated? Believe me, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele didn’t invest his dad’s money in this so that it would fail. Nor did the Greater Milwaukee Committee lobbyists write a referendum question that wouldn’t get the results it wanted. It was a done deal. So, w...
03.14.2014 | | Posted at 01:40 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Good news for people who like inevitable things: Hank the Dog, the magic Brewers canine with the gift to make you forget about the team's first base problems, will be coming to Milwaukee. There had been some (but not much) doubt about whether the team would take the beloved stray with them when they return from Arizona, but those doubts were put to rest after an unnamed Brewers executive officiall...
03.11.2014 | | Posted at 02:42 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Yesterday, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele delivered an astonishing ultimatum to county board members: Get rid of supervisors’ authority to review request for proposals (RFP) appeals, or I’ll sue.  Abele is upset that a legally appointed review panel voted to spike his decision to award a half-billion-dollar contract to MV Transportation to run the Milwaukee County Transit System....

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