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04.02.2014 | 18 days ago | 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...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Choice between public and private schools on April 2

 On April 2, in one of only two statewide races on the ballot, Wisconsin voters will have a rare chance to weigh in on the state’s support for public and private schools
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013

Bill is unveiled but Milwaukeeans begin pushing back

 Long rumored to be in the works, the draft of a bill to cut the pay and budget of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors was unveiled on Friday at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Monday, Jan. 14, 2013
 As someone whose first reporting job in Milwaukee was as a backup reporter covering county government under its first county executive, I certainly understand those who harbor a strong desire
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

Plus: Hero of the Week

 Public transit and its funding are back in the news as the Milwaukee County board struggles with the real issue of how to keep the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) functioning with sufficient bus lines to be viable
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Local referendums will advise the Legislature

As Sen. Joe Biden said duringlast week’s vice presidential debate, this year’s election may be the most important in recent history. While the unpopular war and the Wall Street crisis are perhaps the most urgent issues in the presidential race, health care runs a very close third, with concerns about skyrocketing...

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