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Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011

Milwaukeeans offer their solutions

While Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers are offering tax breaks to corporations at the same time they're claiming the state is “broke,” as well...
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

GOP votes for bloated, budget-busting corrections system

As we go to press, the state Legislature is poised to kill off what could have been a big opportunity to keep communities safe and reduce the budget. Last week the state Senate voted to end the state's Earned Release Program, which allows certain carefully screened, nonviolent prisoners to be released before their entire sentence has been served in...
Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011

Cutting domestic spending would stymie growth

In their ideological zeal, the new Republicans on Capitol Hill seem eager to gamble everything—the financial reputation of the United States, the international status of the dollar, even the chance of a worldwide depression—on a showdown over the national debt ceiling. What has been mostly a routine if...
Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Predicting Milwaukee’s housing market trends

When Jonah and Rachel Kolterjahn began looking for a home in Milwaukee three summers ago, it was hard to know where to begin. "When we moved back to Wisconsin, we started looking for a house and decided we couldn't afford one. Then we started looking again in January, and it was one headache after another," Jonah Kolterjahn said...
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Now we know why Republicans aren’t very much fun on dates. Forget the Rolling Stones singing about getting no “Satisfaction.” Republicans don’t even want no “Stimulation.” When the Obama administration put together an economic stimulus plan to head off a second Great Depression, Republicans made a political decision to oppose any government action to improve the lives of Americans. It was a clever way to...
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

University-based research can fuel Milwaukee’s economic development

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is in the midst of a metamorphosis. UWM's leadership is shaking off the institution's old reputation as a second-tier, underrated commuter campus by embracing a bold plan to expand its research capacity. Focusing on research will result, hopefully, in...

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