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04.03.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
You know, for years we�ve heard that Milwaukee elections are full of �widespread voter fraud.� Even though the district attorney and the U.S. attorney investigated these allegations and found no systemic fraud, the daily newspaper, along with the right-wing radio talk show hosts, continued to promote the voter fraud myth. Yet multiple investigations have shown that shaky election results are mo...
03.30.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
ASA candidate Annie Woodward may want to proofread her campaign finance forms, because it appears that some information is missing. The latest form, dated March 29 and signed by Feisal J. Salahadyn, shows that she took in $3,140 during this period, $2,540 of which came from individuals. Woodward reports that a $600 in-kind contribution came from the Concerned Realtors Committee on Feb....
04.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Full disclosure: I haven�t read the entire 103-page study on MPS�s finances, which purports to claim that MPS wastes up to $100 million in taxpayer money per year. But I�m working my way through the beastly document, thinking about JS�s typically overheated reaction to anything related to MPS, and discussing it with people who know MPS�s finances far better than I do. Here�s what�s ...
04.29.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
MPS board member Michael Bonds was elected president of the MPS Board of Directors in a 6-3 vote on Tuesday night. Peter Blewett, who previously headed the board, supported Bonds' election and will now serve as vice president. Bonds is a fiscal policy expert who has introduced a flurry of finance-related budget amendments and resolutions during his first two years on the boa...
05.01.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Michael Bonds was elected the new president of the MPS board of directors in a 6-3 vote Tuesday night. Here's part two of my interview with Bonds. (You can find the first part here.) Shepherd: One of the big issues brought up in the audit is fringe benefits. Do you plan on addressing that soon? Bonds: Yes, we have to. I have been discussing it with state repr...
05.04.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
MPS is providing a family-friendly guide to its swine-flu-related school closures, which now stand at 17. The guide is available in English, Spanish and Hmong. The city health commissioner has just closed Hamilton High, the MPS’s largest high school. Remember: you can reduce your risk of infection by following some common-sense recommendations: wash your hands frequently; cou...
05.05.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Here's the official word from MPS: All MPS schools will be open Wednesday, May 6 Health Commissioner cancels closure orders All MPS schools will be open on Wednesday, May 6, according to a Milwaukee Health Department decision that reversed orders that would have kept 17 MPS sites locked through the end of this week. ...
05.07.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Irony alert: The JS editorializes that the MPS board wasted time and resources on the Charlene Hardin affair. Ummmm… isn’t the JS the one that continually pushed the Hardin story, including a recent front-page, above-the-fold article? Didn’t it just run an editorial castigating the MPS board for not censuring her? Isn’t it time for the JS to move on? ...
05.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Journal Sentinel has just printed an editorial bemoaning the fact that the new school board president, Michael Bonds, proposed a number of changes that did not pass by a majority of the board. The Journal Sentinel was highly critical of one of Mr. Bonds' proposals and also pointed out that the board president even ended up voting against one of his own ideas. Because of these v...
06.24.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office is continuing to investigate Advocates for Student Achievement (ASA), a reform group that may have been improperly involved in three candidates’ campaigns for the MPS board election in April. The DA’s Public Integrity Unit has issued its third subpoena in the investigation. This time, the DA wants to see ASA’s bank records prior t...

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