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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

But the judge says most of MMAC’s claims are bunk

The headlines say that a circuit court judge has struck down Milwaukee’s paid sick days ordinance because it was unconstitutional. But the actual decision written by Judge Thomas Cooper tells a much different, more nuanced story. Judge Cooper found that a small portion of the ordinance...
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
No less an authority figure than the president of the United States is telling employees who are sick with the flu to stay home from work to protect the public health and head off a possible global pandemic. Isn’t it time for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)...
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009
It seems to be the progressive (read: liberal) modus operandi is to provide citizens protection from themselves. As the eye of the nanny state falls on outdoor smoking, cell phones and driving, and the types of cars GM should produce, it has turned blind to the sick-pay ordinance passed in Milwaukee- one of the most heinous acts the citizenry has ever perpetrated upon itself. On November 4th, 2008, City of Milwaukee voters decided to give themselves nine paid sick days every year. The ordinance was placed on the Nov. 4th ballot for a reason.
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008

But MMAC wants it struck down

Could 157,117 voters be wrong? On Election Day, 69% of Milwaukee voters supported mandating paid sick leave for workers at private companies in the city. But the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) is trying to reverse that decision. The business organization has filed a notice of claim...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008
The plot against Milwaukee Public Schools thickens. Adding to the intrigue, this time double agents are involved. Just a few weeks ago, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) began holding secret meetings with community power brokers to discuss an outside takeover of city schools.
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

A case for the sales tax referendum

On Nov. 4, Milwaukee County voters will have the opportunity to advise their elected officials on a proposal to shift the tax burden for parks, recreational and cultural functions,emergency services and transit from the property tax rolls and onto the sales tax with a penny increase in the sales tax. Proponents...
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008
In 1999, a plan for Milwaukee Public Schools was put together behind closed doors by the office of Mayor John Norquist and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC). The plan was presented publicly by the water boys of the mayor and the MMAC, who had been elected to the Milwaukee School Board with their political support.

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