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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Common Council committee supports mass transit option with Zoo Interchange upgrade

Representatives from the state Department of Transportation took some heat from a Milwaukee Common Council committee about the state’s plans to revamp the Zoo Interchange. The July 16 meeting of the city’s Steering and Rules Committee included testimony that was critical of the...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Global Warming Task Force recommends weakening the state’s rules

As a quiet but concerted effort is under way to weaken state laws regulating nuclear power plant construction in Wisconsin, a battle is brewing. State utilities and the nuclear industry have zeroed in on Wisconsin as a key, symbolic target in their national campaign to reopen the door to...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Over the next few months the health insurance industry is going to be financing a major ad campaign to try to convince you that your small-business employer is vehemently against President Obama’s health care reform. Even worse, they say, you may end up losing your job because...
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wedded Bliss:

The Pettit Foundation’s Cecelia Gore and Randy Bryant, the East Side developer and president of the Milwaukee County Historical Society, exchanged wedding vows at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Louis Sibley III, with...
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Milwaukee Color

July 3 in Milwaukee draws legions of patriots to the bluffs and shorefront of Lake Michigan for the city’s yearly fireworks show. As people drive, stroll, bike and rollerblade their way through the East Side to the lakefront, they’re crossing land that was once occupied by one of Milwaukee’s three civil...
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

With Podcast

There are two sides to every story. That adage couldn’t be truer than in a place like Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both the city and the state’s names reflect the indigenous people who first called this land home. The history of American Indians in this area relies heavily on the written words of early...
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sales tax proposal doesn’t make it to governor’s desk

This is so discouraging,” Milwaukee County Supervisor Gerry Broderick said of the state budget, which failed to include a sales tax increase to support transit, parks, cultural assets and emergency medical services for Milwaukee County. “Frankly, the path ahead is not at all clear to...
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Unlike its predecessor, the Obama administration has at least demonstrated a willingness to re-examine the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba. To help make the case for change, Pastors for Peace, an interreligious association of activists, is applying pressure to end this federal policy toward...
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Money is flowing in and more could be on the way

Four months after President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the billions of dollars slated for Wisconsin are beginning to appear. Of the $787 billion ARRA funds to be doled out nationwide, Wisconsin is earmarked to receive $3.7 billion. That may not...
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...

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